CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2001 |
In a town better known for sand and surf, the latest lure is celluloid. Fox Studios Baja, which brought the world "Titanic," opened its new movie theme park Sunday, giving visitors an inside look at the making of films--including that romantic blockbuster, whose value as a marketing hook here has seemed, well, unsinkable. The park, called Foxploration, is modest in size (with seven acres and room for 3,000 visitors) and in thrill potential (there are no rides--nary a turning teacup).
April 16, 2000 |
Alice Ford's birthday trip to Rosarito on Friday night fell short by a mere 50 feet. That was as close as the ship on which she stood, margarita in hand, would come to the Mexican coastal city's new pier during this voyage--the inaugural run of a daily casino cruise from San Diego that marks a novel venture for a California Indian tribe. Opening-night delays and concerns about a damaged section of dock kept Ford and the 400 other passengers from disembarking.
May 15, 1999 |
Efforts were underway Friday to clean up as much as 110,000 gallons of fuel oil that spilled off the coast of Mexico near Rosarito a day earlier. The oil, which was being piped from a U.S.-owned tanker anchored 1 1/2 miles offshore to an onshore storage facility, spilled due to a pipe failure, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Officials said some of the oil had come ashore and 200 Mexican navy personnel, working with a U.S. cleanup contractor, spent several hours Friday cleaning beaches.
March 23, 1999 |
Health advocates who have crusaded against binge drinking by young Americans in Tijuana are now taking aim farther south in Rosarito, spurred by a plug in Playboy magazine calling it one of the top spots for collegians on spring break. Rosarito, still aglow in cinematic celebrity as the filming site for "Titanic," is listed as a "Superhot Spot" amid a review of better-known spring party destinations, such as Cancun, Mexico, and Daytona Beach, Fla.
February 16, 1999 |
Livio Santini is blessed: He owns 26 acres atop an ocean bluff ripe for houses and condominiums, just when this beach town's cachet has never been higher. And he is cursed: A dozen rustic bungalows, long occupied mostly by Southern Californians, block what would be a multimillion-dollar ocean view from his property. He wants them out. The residents, whose homes sit on seaside land owned by the Mexican government, have dug in.
May 26, 1998 |
Sharp Corp. of Japan is doubling its investment in a television and vacuum cleaner assembly plant in Rosarito, Mexico, to $60 million, while two of its suppliers together are investing $40 million in new facilities, Mexican officials said. The appliance manufacturer previously said it would open a plant in October about 20 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border to assemble 1 million TVs and 1.5 million vacuum cleaners a year.