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April 23, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
The Cinco de Mayo holiday is celebrated throughout the United States and Mexico with various fiestas, but only in Los Cabos, Mexico, will celebrants eat, drink and make merry this year with a 492-foot-long pan dulce. The giant confection, containing 600 eggs, 441 pounds of flour and 99 pounds of sugar, is being baked by chef Manuel de Luca to mark the relaunching of the De Cortez Restaurant at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort . “We embrace the challenge of finding new ways - like this  pan dulce - to surprise and delight our guests,” said Renato Mendonca, general manager of the resort, adding that the plan is to serve the iced sweet bread ”with hot chocolate, of course.” The  pan dulce  -- a chewy, Mexican bread with a sweet, decorative topping - will be served to hotel guests, Cabo visitors and the community.  The beachfront Sheraton Hacienda del Mar resort has five restaurants and five bars, four infinity and cascading swimming pools, the Cactus Spa and Fitness Center , and a wedding chapel.  De Cortez Restaurant is relaunching with an updated look and menu.
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March 5, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Americans think destination weddings are less stressful to plan and more fun than traditional ceremonies and that beaches are the ideal spots for boosting the romance factor. Those are the findings of a survey released this week along with the announcement of a new Expedia online wedding-planning service featuring Hawaii , Mexico (Cancun, Riviera Maya and Los Cabos), Jamaica or the Dominican Republic. Expedia and marketing firm Northstar surveyed 1,000 single or engaged people in what they're calling the American Altar Report.
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WORLD
October 23, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Hurricane Paul strengthened to 85 mph and looked set to deliver a direct hit to the luxury resorts at the tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula early this week. Paul had been expected to only pass near the resorts of Los Cabos, popular with U.S. tourists, but the National Hurricane Center in Miami now predicts it will slam straight into the holiday spot midday Tuesday.
NEWS
August 20, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
They're sending summer out with a sophisticated bang at Westin Resort & Spa Los Cabos, which is in the middle of a mango madness celebration honoring one of Mexico's most beloved fruits. The resort is offering specials and introducing new drinks and other menu items through the end of the month in conjunction with its Mango Festival.     There are a thousand types of mangoes; the Criollo variety that is grown in Baja, Mexico, near Los Cabos thrives through the end of August.
TRAVEL
March 30, 2003
After reading "The Cancuning of Cabo" (March 2), I was surprised and disappointed that the Los Angeles Times' usually well-researched Travel section would print such a one-sided story. A comparison of Los Cabos and Cancun is myopic and inaccurate. The total number of hotel rooms in all of Los Cabos is less than that of a small corner of Cancun or one city block of Miami Beach or Las Vegas. In fact, the timeless appeal of Los Cabos is that one can drive a 20-mile stretch and barely find a sprinkling of hotels along the beach and desert.
WORLD
September 2, 2009 | Ken Ellingwood
Tourists took cover and thousands of residents moved to makeshift shelters Tuesday as Hurricane Jimena swiped at Baja California with strong winds, heavy surf and rain showers. There were no immediate reports of injuries in and around Los Cabos, the popular tourist resort area on the tip of the peninsula that for several days had braced for the hurricane's arrival. Jimena, which weakened Tuesday to a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 120 mph, was expected to remain at least 50 miles offshore as it swirled past the Los Cabos area on its way north.
TRAVEL
September 10, 1995
At least two hotels, the Palmilla and the Westin Regina Resort, closed last week when Hurricane Henriette battered tourist resorts in Los Cabos at the tip of Baja California. The area around San Jose del Cabo, site of both hotels, appeared to be hardest hit by the storm that forced Los Cabos International Airport to close and wiped out electricity and telephone service for several hours.
SPORTS
June 6, 1990 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Little has changed here since Bob Van Wormer arrived in the late 1950s. It is still sun-baked, dry and desolate. But he is responsible for one significant change--the establishment of a hidden paradise for fishermen, one closer to the prolific fishing grounds of Baja's East Cape than any other.
WORLD
September 1, 2009 | Ken Ellingwood
The approach of a powerful hurricane on Monday prompted officials to move an international tax gathering away from Baja California. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said the two-day meeting would be shifted to Mexico City today and Wednesday to avoid possible dangers from Hurricane Jimena. The group was to have met in Los Cabos, on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, which stands in the likely path of the storm. Jimena, a Category 4 hurricane with top sustained winds of 155 mph, churned well off Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday as it moved slowly toward Baja California.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you've ever longed to go on an expedition to Antarctica or the Arctic, Alaska or Mexico , Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is offering free airfare on selected small-ship voyages for a limited time. The offer is good for more than a dozen itineraries that take you away for a week or as long as a month. The deal: Free airfare covers flights from gateway cities to destinations where trips with guides and naturalists begin. Here are some examples: The eight-day Journeys in the Sea of Cortez leaving Dec. 14 includes free round-trip airfare from L.A. to Los Cabos, Mexico.
NEWS
April 23, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
The Cinco de Mayo holiday is celebrated throughout the United States and Mexico with various fiestas, but only in Los Cabos, Mexico, will celebrants eat, drink and make merry this year with a 492-foot-long pan dulce. The giant confection, containing 600 eggs, 441 pounds of flour and 99 pounds of sugar, is being baked by chef Manuel de Luca to mark the relaunching of the De Cortez Restaurant at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort . “We embrace the challenge of finding new ways - like this  pan dulce - to surprise and delight our guests,” said Renato Mendonca, general manager of the resort, adding that the plan is to serve the iced sweet bread ”with hot chocolate, of course.” The  pan dulce  -- a chewy, Mexican bread with a sweet, decorative topping - will be served to hotel guests, Cabo visitors and the community.  The beachfront Sheraton Hacienda del Mar resort has five restaurants and five bars, four infinity and cascading swimming pools, the Cactus Spa and Fitness Center , and a wedding chapel.  De Cortez Restaurant is relaunching with an updated look and menu.
NEWS
March 5, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Rock into spring later this month with KISS legends Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons when they open a Rock & Brews restaurant in San Jose del Cabo. The Baja California restaurant is the second location for Rock & Brews . The first opened last year in El Segundo, near Los Angeles International Airport . Others are planned for Redondo Beach; Paia, Maui; and Kansas City, Mo.   Stanley and Simmons are partners in the restaurants.  A grand-opening party will be held March 22 at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos, which is offering a KISS Army Rock & Brews weekend package to welcome Stanley and Simmons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2011 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Donald M. Koll, a real estate developer who pioneered high-rise office building in Orange County and among other projects helped turn Los Cabos, Mexico, into a premier resort destination, has died. He was 78. Koll died Tuesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center of complications of a heart attack suffered Dec 2. He had been in ill health since having a stroke six years ago. Real estate and construction have been in the Koll family for generations. In 1889, Koll's grandfather August founded A.J. Koll, a lumber business in Los Angeles.
FOOD
March 25, 2010 | By Noelle Carter
  Dear SOS: We spent the weekend in Los Cabos and had an incredible scallop ceviche dish at the Tequila & Ceviche Bar at Las Ventanas. It was so fresh, I think it came straight from the Gulf of California. The chef said they marinate the scallops in lime juice to "cook" them. It looked beautiful, tasted even better and seemed pretty simple to make. Could it be that easy? Would they be willing to share the recipe? It would be a great way to impress my friends this summer. Amanda Saxe Encino Dear Amanda: Las Ventanas al Paraiso was happy to share their recipe for this bright and simple dish.
WORLD
October 20, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Hurricane Rick was more than a day away from the resorts of Baja California but the 13-foot waves it kicked up had already killed one person in Los Cabos, which lies almost directly in its forecast path. Francisco Cota, the Los Cabos civil defense director, said a 38-year-old man was standing on a rocky point fishing when he was swept away by one of the big waves Sunday. He was dead by the time bystanders got him out of the water. Storm shelters were being opened at schools and patrol vehicles equipped with loudspeakers were making the rounds of low-lying neighborhoods, urging people to evacuate.
WORLD
October 20, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Hurricane Rick was more than a day away from the resorts of Baja California but the 13-foot waves it kicked up had already killed one person in Los Cabos, which lies almost directly in its forecast path. Francisco Cota, the Los Cabos civil defense director, said a 38-year-old man was standing on a rocky point fishing when he was swept away by one of the big waves Sunday. He was dead by the time bystanders got him out of the water. Storm shelters were being opened at schools and patrol vehicles equipped with loudspeakers were making the rounds of low-lying neighborhoods, urging people to evacuate.
NEWS
March 5, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Rock into spring later this month with KISS legends Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons when they open a Rock & Brews restaurant in San Jose del Cabo. The Baja California restaurant is the second location for Rock & Brews . The first opened last year in El Segundo, near Los Angeles International Airport . Others are planned for Redondo Beach; Paia, Maui; and Kansas City, Mo.   Stanley and Simmons are partners in the restaurants.  A grand-opening party will be held March 22 at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos, which is offering a KISS Army Rock & Brews weekend package to welcome Stanley and Simmons.
WORLD
September 2, 2009 | Ken Ellingwood
Tourists took cover and thousands of residents moved to makeshift shelters Tuesday as Hurricane Jimena swiped at Baja California with strong winds, heavy surf and rain showers. There were no immediate reports of injuries in and around Los Cabos, the popular tourist resort area on the tip of the peninsula that for several days had braced for the hurricane's arrival. Jimena, which weakened Tuesday to a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 120 mph, was expected to remain at least 50 miles offshore as it swirled past the Los Cabos area on its way north.
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