November 17, 2007 |
Fifty heavily armed men cruised the streets of Ensenada on Wednesday night in an ominous show of force usually reserved for carrying out kidnappings of businessmen or organized crime rivals. But this convoy of 14 vehicles pulled up in front of the city morgue on Calle Guadalupe. The attackers stormed the building, snatched a corpse, loaded it into a vehicle and sped off through the hills toward Tecate, where two police officers had set up a roadblock. "They tried to stop them.
HOME & GARDEN
June 15, 2006 |
THE border crossed, the tangle of Tijuana behind you, you sweep south along a pretty coastal road, passing signs in Spanish, others in English, still feeling in that twilit realm where cultures collide on uneasy terms. Then from a height, a broad bay appears, rimmed by this palm-fringed city. You descend to a boulevard in traffic, past a tall green Dos Equis beer sign, to a rutted parking lot a few steps from the harbor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2005 |
Nine Ensenada police officers are being investigated regarding their alleged involvement in the fate of an Irvine college student who died this month while in their custody, Mexican officials said Friday. The investigation is expected to wrap up next week, and the findings will be forwarded to a judge for review, said Rosa Isela, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office in Ensenada.
July 25, 2004 |
Seven bottlenose dolphins came to play, skipping across the waves toward the bow of our boat. Within seconds they were hopscotching through the sea ahead of the towering schooner, playing a masterful game of catch-me-if-you-can. We leaned over the rails and cheered them on. They were the first of dozens of dolphins we would see on a three-day cruise south along the California coast aboard the 73-foot sailing vessel Dirigo II.
May 18, 2003 |
The cruisers on the Lido Deck were getting frisky. After soaking in an afternoon of sunshine and tropical drink, two young women launched into a love dance, drawing cheers from the guys by the hot tub. The show was PG-13, about to turn R-rated, when a security guard stepped in and politely ended the exhibition. Strike another victory for Carnival Cruise Lines' policy of "modesty and moderation."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2002 |
Maria del Mar has a favorite table at a local cafe that she visits every night after work. The ritual is simple. She sits down with a good book, orders a cappuccino and biscotti, then revels in what she describes as "the tranquillity of the place." "I spend several hours each week there," said the 21-year-old real estate office manager. "I just enjoy cafes."