October 9, 2008 |
Hurricane Norbert strengthened into a Category 4 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast as it churned on a path expected to take it over the southern half of the Baja California peninsula this weekend. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Norbert was likely to turn northeast over the next two days. Officials across the region were setting up shelters and preparing for possible evacuations. The storm had maximum sustained winds near 135 mph, the hurricane center said. It was expected to reach a relatively unpopulated stretch of coast well north of Cabo San Lucas before dawn Saturday.
September 13, 2001 |
Tropical Storm Ivo continued to build force and chug west through the Pacific but was expected to skirt the Baja California peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported that Ivo had sustained winds of nearly 45 mph. It was centered about 260 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, which is at the tip of the peninsula. Ivo was moving west-northwest at 16 mph. Following the forecast track would keep it about 140 miles from the peninsula.
November 14, 1987 |
Nineteen Performance Handicap Racing Fleet yachts left Long Beach Friday in the Long Beach Yacht Club's 12th biennial race to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. There was little or no wind and the yachts appeared to be heading into a dense fog bank offshore with possibly even less wind. Starting Friday were the PHRF C and D boats. Starting today at noon will be the International Offshore Rule ratings, classes A and B, along with PHRF A and B.
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December 31, 2003 |
A powerful Pacific storm that dropped heavy rain and snow on Northern and Central California largely bypassed Southern California on Tuesday, and forecasters said Southland weather should remain dry through New Year's Day. There's a 50-50 chance of rain Thursday night and Friday, but Saturday and Sunday should be cool but dry. Forecasters called for up to 3 inches of rain in Southern California as the big storm moved south along the coast,...
January 25, 2004 |
Along the desolate Baja California peninsula, President Vicente Fox's grand plans for a yachters' paradise have produced only a half-finished marina of crumbling boulders and a highway that ends abruptly, giving way to sand and scrub brush. The $1.3-billion project, the "Nautical Staircase," was supposed to build 27 new or revamped marinas along the region's 1,000 miles of rocky coastline, then add luxury hotels, airports, world-class golf courses, and exclusive ocean-side bistros and spas.
December 12, 1999 |
When it comes to marking history, you could say Baja California just hasn't had time. Helter-skelter economic growth and a tidal influx of job-seekers from Mexico's interior have lent the border region an intoxicating urgency, but left its cultural past largely unremembered. Now the Mexican government, which has long worked to remind denizens along the U.S. border of their homeland's heritage, is opening a museum that will underline instead Baja California's distinct identity.