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BUSINESS
March 4, 2002 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eyeing an attractive market for gas and electricity in California and northwest Mexico, Marathon Oil Co. formally joined the ranks of major energy companies seeking to build natural gas installations in Baja California. At a meeting with Wall Street securities analysts last week, the Houston-based concern confirmed a Times report that it had secured a site in Playas de Tijuana south of the U.S.-Mexico border.
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BUSINESS
February 4, 2002 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Autos and energy will lift Baja California to a new level of industry over the next decade. But the border state must first muddle through a deep slump in tourism and light manufacturing that has state officials worried. Eugenio Elorduy Walther, the new governor of Baja California, told The Times that Mexican officials are negotiating with auto parts manufacturers that want to set up operations in the state to supply Toyota Motor Corp.
SPORTS
October 3, 2001 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Cabo San Lucas and surrounding southern Baja California communities dried out in the aftermath of Hurricane Juliette, resort and fleet operators announced Tuesday that airline service has resumed into San Jose del Cabo and that the port at Land's End has reopened. However, because of heavy flooding, the highway from the airport to Cabo San Lucas remained impassable to all but four-wheel-drive vehicles in the vicinity of Hotel Cabo San Lucas, about five miles out of town.
NEWS
September 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
Howling winds and roaring waves from Hurricane Juliette bore down on tourist resorts at the tip of the Baja California peninsula Thursday, knocking out power and smashing docks to driftwood. The winds blew the roofs off shacks in poor neighborhoods, and sparks cascaded from shorted-out power transformers. Fifteen-foot waves destroyed docks. As the storm approached Wednesday, William Creson, 45, of Denver drowned in 10-foot waves. The U.S.
NEWS
July 16, 2001 | H.G. REZA and SCOTT MARTELLE and DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The buildings, painted in the colors of joy, stand out against the doe-skin hills surrounding La Puerta de Fe orphanage. Bright blue and orange, red and pink, the low-slung structures call out for attention, like the castoff children who live inside. Raul Francisco Vega Salazar's home, an unpainted 8-by-10-foot shanty on the other side of the valley, is harder to see.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2001 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An international assortment of energy companies is combing Baja California for places to build enormous--and enormously risky--liquid natural gas terminals, a kind of project never before seen on North America's Pacific Coast. Baja already is witnessing a spurt of power plant construction by companies looking to supply electricity to energy-starved California. The power plant builders chose Baja partly to avoid California's costly and time-consuming permitting process.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2001 | By CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baja California hopes to get federal relief this week from its own natural gas crisis, a spillover from the tumultuous U.S. energy markets that has sent prices soaring and triggered plant closings and layoffs here. The Baja region has been paying prices as much as four times higher than the rest of Mexico, which is getting natural gas at $4 per million British thermal units under a price cap that excluded Baja when it was imposed by the government in January.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2001 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baja California, already a prime source of televisions, textiles and other U.S.-bound exports, is poised to start shipping a more critical commodity to California in the next few years: electricity. California's power shortfall--and a newly approved natural gas pipeline linking Baja to the United States--have led investors to propose building several new power plants and expanding previously announced ones in Baja, Mexico's top energy regulator disclosed Friday.
NEWS
December 1, 2000 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former governor of Baja California Sur, wanted by Mexican authorities on embezzlement charges, apparently has fled to San Diego. But law enforcement officials in the United States have not yet been asked to hunt for Guillermo Mercado. The member of the long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party is accused, with 18 other former officials, of diverting $55 million in public funds before leaving office last year.
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