January 13, 2010 |
Memo Ochoa has been to a World Cup, played in a Gold Cup and the Copa America and made nearly 200 starts in goal for Club America, one of Mexico's most storied soccer franchises. Yet he says he still holds a soft spot in his heart for the 11-nation Copa Libertadores, Latin America's version of the UEFA Champions League that begins with preliminary-round games later this month. "My second game as a professional was in the Copa Libertadores," Ochoa said Tuesday. "It's a tournament that means a lot to me. And I play it with enthusiasm."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1990
Battle date--The Battle of Puebla, commemorated on the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo, took place in 1862, not 1865 as an editorial published Tuesday incorrectly stated.
April 23, 2013 |
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.
February 22, 2001 |
In a major strategy shift, FairMarket has signed a deal with EBay instead of trying to compete with the rival auction site. Under the deal, which takes effect in the second quarter, FairMarket clients can choose to list items for auction on EBay's site. Previously, Woburn, Mass.-based FairMarket had set up a network of auction sites to compete with San Jose-based EBay. Terms of the arrangement were not disclosed. FairMarket launched its auction network in late 1999, teaming up with Microsoft's MSN, Excite@Home and Dell Computer.
April 8, 2001
On April 10, will we be buying the best candidate or the best pitch? Could we please keep the act of voting based, as it should be, on the person, platform and principles? Campaigns have become merely battles of advertising prowess. Even last year's presidential debates were more akin to infomercials than a true discussion of issues. All voters should get out there and cast their ballots for the candidate that best represents their views. Let's leave the judging of advertising to the CLEO Awards.
December 9, 2009 |
When Mexican Americans begin celebrating the extended Christmas season this Saturday on the feast day of Guadalupe, they will enjoy one big change from a few years ago: ample supplies of tejocote , a peculiar crab-apple-like fruit that most people have never heard of but that is an indispensable ingredient in ponche , the hot fruit punch emblematic of the holidays. Once the most smuggled fruit on the Mexican border, tejocote is forbidden no more. Cheap and abundant in the Mexican highlands, tejocote (pronounced te-ho-COT-e)