November 20, 1999 |
Two hundred U.S. residents ordered off their Baja California beachfront property last month have dodged one bullet and remain in their homes, but another round might be coming their way. Last month, the Mexican federal Agrarian Reform Ministry in charge of the controversial eviction order opted not to send police across a sand barricade to enforce it.
August 11, 1999 |
Mexican authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest in Los Angeles of a man suspected of taking part in the murder of 19 people near Ensenada last year. Mexico will seek to extradite Manuel Escalante, named in an arrest warrant last year as a suspect in the Sept. 17, 1998, mass shooting and for unspecified kidnapping charges, according to a statement by the Mexican attorney general's office. Escalante is the fourth person arrested in the case.
March 10, 1999 |
Known primarily in export circles for producing huge volumes of computer monitors, heavy trucks and vegetable crops, this booming border town will soon have another claim to fame: olive oil. Baja California's cheap land, low wages, suitable growing conditions and proximity to the U.S. market have lured Italian and Spanish agribusinesses that have committed to plant up to 17,000 acres of olive orchards on farmland in and around this state capital, Mexican officials say.
February 9, 1999 |
In a fresh sign of disarray, Mexico's long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, was trounced in a state once a bastion of its support, according to election results announced Monday. The party lost the governor's race Sunday in Baja California Sur to a left-wing coalition. In another contest, the PRI squeaked to victory in the politically tense state of Guerrero, and the leftist opposition protested the vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1998
Two Long Beach men who spent three hours in a life raft after their sailboat sank off the coast of Baja California arrived safely at the Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. Rick Wempe, 36, and Tim Anderson, 25, were brought ashore from the President Hoover, a container ship that answered their distress signals when their 44-foot-long sailboat caught fire and sank Monday, said Chief Warrant Officer Jerry Snyder.
February 15, 1998 |
Don't call me Ishmael. In seven days of kayaking Baja California during whale season, I saw no whales. As I planned the trip I was hoping to see them. But I was equally interested in A) not spending too much and B) having a wilderness experience. When I found an affordable trip that included two nights on a barrier island north of Magdalena Bay, Mexico, on the Pacific side of the Baja peninsula, I thought I'd found the perfect compromise.
February 9, 1998 |
A series of harsh winter storms gave most state residents a brief break Sunday after hitting Baja California with a vengeance, killing at least 13 people in widespread flash flooding throughout the border area. The overnight storm hit the cities of Tijuana and Rosarito hardest, forcing the evacuation of 220 people in Tijuana alone. An estimated 500 others were trapped in their homes by flood waters, which had destroyed or damaged at least 300 residences, officials said.
October 16, 1997 |
An investment group led by Mexican construction firm Grupo Morphy has won the bidding for a 25-year lease to operate the 44-mile Tijuana-Tecate railroad line in Baja California, outbidding a rival group led by RailTex of San Antonio, which has operated the link since 1984. Grupo Morphy, lead investor in the entity called Medios de Comunicacion y Transporte de Tijuana, outbid the RailTex group by more than 4 to 1, offering $78.
September 15, 1997 |
Hurricane Linda weakened Sunday as it moved into cooler waters, and forecasters said it appeared Southern California would "dodge a bullet." The record-breaking storm may yet generate what forecasters called a "significant rain event," particularly in the valleys, mountains and deserts. Surf could reach 10 feet and higher today. Lifeguards said they were gearing up to battle the big waves.