October 3, 2001 |
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.
September 28, 2001 |
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.
July 16, 2001 |
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.
June 4, 2001 |
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.
February 5, 2001 |
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.
January 13, 2001 |
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.
December 1, 2000 |
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.
October 25, 2000 |
The first group of about 200 Americans caught in a dispute over Baja California property are to be removed from their homes within 10 days after the Mexican Supreme Court sternly ordered federal officials to carry out a year-old eviction order.
July 17, 2000 |
The election of opposition candidate Vicente Fox as Mexican president has sent hopes surging in Baja California, which bolted from the ruling party 11 years ago and ever since has complained of unfair treatment at the hands of the federal government. State officials in Baja and municipal leaders in Tijuana--both of whose governments are led by Fox's party--said they expect a host of improvements under the like-minded president.