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  • Scientists find conjoined gray whale calves in Baja California lagoon; discovery could be a first

    01/06/2014 4:10:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    Scientists in Mexico's Laguna Ojo de Liebre, or Scammon's Lagoon, on Sunday discovered conjoined gray whale calves. It might be the first documented case of Siamese twin gray whales. (Conjoined twins have occurred in other species, such as fin, sei and minke whales. A database search at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County did not reveal published instances of conjoined gray whale twins.) Unfortunately, the twins discovered in Scammon's Lagoon did not survive. Most likely, they were miscarried because the carcass is only about seven feet long, versus the normal 12-16 feet for newborn gray whales. Gray whales...
  • Moderate quakes shake Southern Calif.; no damage

    05/22/2010 1:25:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 560+ views
    AP ^ | may 22, 1 hr ago | AP
    ) – 1 hour agoSAN DIEGO — A series of moderate earthquakes south of the California border on Saturday shook buildings in downtown San Diego but there were no reports of damage or injuries.The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.9 earthquake struck at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, centered in Baja California about 16 miles southwest of Calexico. A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck about three minutes later, followed by a 3.6 quake at 10:59 a.m.San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Hank Turner says shaking was felt in downtown San Diego. Dispatchers received no calls reporting damage or injuries.Saturday's earthquakes struck in the same area...
  • Quake in Mexico rocks Los Angeles

    04/04/2010 6:03:57 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 31 replies · 1,610+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 5, 2010
    A POWERFUL 7.2-magnitude earthquake near the Mexico-US border has rocked buildings in Los Angeles and was felt across Southern California and Arizona. The US Geological Survey said the quake, which struck at 3.40pm local time, was at a depth of 32.3 kilometres and was located 26 kilometres southwest of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico. It was 64 kilometres southwest of San Luis, in the US state of Arizona, the USGS added. The Los Angeles Fire Department said its initial assessment found "no significant damage or injuries'' but had responded to an increase in automatic alarms and stuck elevators.
  • Breaking News: 6.9 Quake Strikes Baja California, Mexico

    04/04/2010 4:10:11 PM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies · 1,157+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | April 4, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    At about 4:00 PM PST, Fox News' Adam Housley is reporting a 6.9 earthquake striking near southern California, in Baja California, Mexico, to be exact. Reuters is also reporting the same magnitude quake, reporting it struck at 3:40 PM PST in the same location. The quake was strong enough to be felt in downtown LA. This is a breaking news story still developing.
  • Gazprom gets major deal to supply gas to US

    04/09/2009 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 577+ views
    AP ^ | April 9, 2009
    The world's largest natural gas company, Russia's Gazprom, has after years of attempts finally gotten a foothold in the U.S., the world's biggest gas market. A supply agreement, part of a multipart contract reached with Royal Dutch Shell, was announced late Wednesday. The contract, signed in Moscow by Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and his Shell counterpart Jeroen Van der Veer, guarantees the two companies will deliver 1 million tons of Russian liquefied natural gas annually until 2028. Under the arrangement, Gazprom gets access to a Shell terminal in Baja California, Mexico, that will turn Russian liquefied gas into gas that...
  • Suspect in 1998 Baja massacre is arrested in East Los Angeles

    08/25/2008 8:33:08 AM PDT · by AuntB · 14 replies · 138+ views
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 25, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer and Francisco Vara-Orta
    U.S. officials have arrested a man in East Los Angeles who is suspected in the gruesome 1998 killing of 19 men, women and children in Baja California...... Mancada, 33, is accused of being one of several military-clad gunmen who stormed a ranch in El Sauzal, near Ensenada, on Sept. 17, 1998, pulled victims from their beds, herded them onto a patio and shot them to death. Among the victims were children ages 2 and 1. ... Mancada, 33, told U.S. immigration officials that he crossed into San Ysidro in December 1998 and spent the last decade living in California and...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor

    03/09/2008 1:08:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 1,328+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | March 8, 2008 | Adam Rink
    Topic: Globalism The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning on building a new super highway system called the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). The Trans-Texas Corridor will not be just another interstate and will it will be used by more than just automobiles. It will include 10 lanes for traffic, two high speed rail tracks, four standard rail tracks, utility lines, oil pipelines, and gas pipelines. The Trans-Texas Corridor will consist of many corridors segments that are 1,200 feet wide, with each mile consuming 146 acres of land. This land is currently ranch and farm land that is being taken by...
  • Surfer's Baja Tale Is Warning To Others (American Tourists Robbed And Raped In Mexico)

    11/19/2007 11:16:35 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 131 replies · 2,820+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | November 19, 2007 | Terry Rodgers
    Surfer's Baja tale is warning to others Camping trip ended in robbery, assault By Terry Rodgers UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER November 19, 2007 Pat Weber didn't plan on being part of a crime trend that has generated worldwide buzz this past week, but he didn't have much choice. The Encinitas resident and surfing instructor got lost on a dirt road in Baja California last month while looking for a surfing spot called Cuatro Casas. He and his girlfriend decided to park for the night on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Just after sundown, two men wearing ski masks approached Weber's motor...
  • Mexico - PAUL BECOMES A HURRICANE...THREATENS SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA

    10/22/2006 8:47:02 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 607+ views
    BULLETIN HURRICANE PAUL ADVISORY NUMBER 8 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP172006 800 PM PDT SUN OCT 22 2006 ...PAUL BECOMES A HURRICANE...THREATENS SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA... AT 8 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WATCH FOR BAJA CALIFORNIA FROM CABO SAN LUCAS NORTHWARD TO AGUA BLANCA ON THE WEST COAST...AND TO LA PAZ ON THE EAST COAST. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. A HURRICANE WATCH MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE COAST OF MAINLAND MEXICO ALONG THE SEA OF CORTES ON MONDAY....
  • Americans Go Ga-ga For Baja [California] (Bargain Oceanfront Mexican Properties Alert)

    10/15/2006 4:55:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 64 replies · 2,165+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/15/06 | Michael Martinez
    LA MISION, Mexico -- Every weekend, Carmen Tetelboin joins the Baja boom. After work on Fridays, the Los Angeles resident drives four hours across the border to Baja California, where life is so good and living so cheap, it beats the other California, she contends. Owning a condo on the coast, she and her husband are part of an American colony exploding during the past five years along 75 miles of pristine beaches, cliffs and towns south of Tijuana. What's drawing them are oceanfront homes at a fraction of the multimillion-dollar prices on the U.S. side. A native of Chile...
  • CA: Border dialogue turns into forum on illegals, fence - San Diego Dialogue Forum Fronterizo

    03/16/2006 9:16:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 537+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/16/06 | Sandra Dibble
    A meeting of civic, business and government leaders from both sides of the border yesterday was intended to foster economic integration of San Diego County and Baja California. But participants in the Forum Fronterizo soon found themselves addressing a very different topic: illegal immigration and the proposal for a new border fence. “Building a wall is an anachronism,” said Jessie J. Knight Jr., president and chief executive of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Nobody can possibly believe that this is the solution. . . . There are other ways to ensure security.” The Forum Fronterizo, sponsored by the...
  • Arnie declared 'persona non grata'

    01/17/2006 8:35:34 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 25 replies · 901+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 18 January 2006
    THE assembly for the Mexican state of Baja California has declared movie star California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger "persona non grata" over his stance towards Mexican immigrants working in the US. "The Terminator has forgotten that he too arrived in the United States as an immigrant and he now backs racist policies against immigrant workers," deputy Arturo Pena Valle said after the vote, referring to Mr Schwarzenegger's most famous screen role. The regional assembly also denounced proposals in the US Congress to construct a fortified wall on the US-Mexico border to stem the flow of illegal immigrants. Mr Schwarzenegger has opposed...
  • Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake in Gulf of California

    01/04/2006 2:01:43 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 23 replies · 1,679+ views
    Kyodo News (Japan) | January 4, 2006
    M7.0 quake hits N. America An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 jolted North America at around 5:32 p.m. Wednesday Japan time, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The focus of the quake was some 30 kilometers under the seabed around the Gulf of California, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The quake may cause small tsunamis around its epicenter, but they will not bring about any damage, the agency said.
  • Mexico - Hurricane Otis off Baja Peninsula

    09/30/2005 2:15:33 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 647+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | September 30, 2005 | FORECASTER AVILA
    BULLETIN HURRICANE OTIS ADVISORY NUMBER 9 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 2 AM PDT FRI SEP 30 2005 ...OTIS BECOMES A HURRICANE.... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA...FROM SANTA FE SOUTHWARD ON THE PACIFIC COAST AND FROM LA PAZ SOUTHWARD ON THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA COAST. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. INTERESTS ELSEWHERE...
  • CA: Major Port Proposed for Baja Region ~~ LA & Long Beach ports Maxed out!

    04/09/2005 11:13:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 575+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 9, 2005 | Chris Kraul and Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writers
    MEXICO CITY — A coalition of shipping and freight concerns announced plans Friday for a $1-billion port on deserted seaside farmland about 150 miles south of Tijuana on the Baja peninsula. They hope to link the Mexican port to California with a new rail line connecting to the Imperial Valley and compete with the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports for a share of the multibillion-dollar West Coast shipping business. If it materializes, the Punta Colonet facility would be one of the largest public works projects undertaken in Mexico, requiring the construction of roads, housing, public buildings and other infrastructure...
  • Hurricane Marty churns toward Mexico's Cabo San Lucas resort

    09/21/2003 11:32:18 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 595+ views
    Associated Press | September 22, 2003
    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- Hurricane Marty barreled toward the southern tip of Baja California on Monday, the second hurricane to threaten the popular resort region in less than a month. Residents who had barely finished cleaning up after Hurricane Ignacio hit in late August found themselves stocking up on emergency water and food supplies. Many nailed plywood over their windows, and residents living in low lying shantytowns were evacuated from their cardboard homes to shelters. Forecasters predicted the storm would hit land sometime early Monday near Cabo San Lucas, a resort town known for its golf courses,...
  • Mexico - Hurricane Ignacio moves north along Baja California peninsula

    08/24/2003 4:45:39 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 243+ views
    Associated Press | August 24, 2003
    (La Paz, Mexico-AP) Aug. 24, 2003 - Authorities on the Mexican Pacific coast are scrambling as Hurricane Ignacio moves north. Ignacio appeared to side-swipe the resort of Cabo San Lucas. Authorities in the area had closed down the airport and evacuated hundreds of people. The storm is moving north along the Baja California peninsula and could be heading toward the Mexican state capital of La Paz. The governor there has ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas around the city and is urgently telling all vessels to leave the harbor. It's not clear if the eye of the storm will...
  • Power Plays (Mexican Power Plants)

    01/04/2003 9:34:08 AM PST · by snopercod · 18 replies · 336+ views
    PBS ^ | January 2, 2003 | Jeffrey Kaye
    New power plants south of the border are generating controversy. JEFFREY KAYE: In the northwest Mexico state of Baja, California, construction workers are completing two huge power plants three miles south of the U.S. border. One belongs to Sempra Energy, the largest energy distributor in the U.S. The bigger plant a mile away is owned by Intergen, a partnership controlled by shell oil. The plants are expected to start generating electricity-- enough for a million and a half homes-- next summer. But they're already generating a cross-border dispute between environmentalists and big power companies. Donald Felsinger, chairman of san Diego-based...
  • California: Big play, Big risks - companies gamble billions on LNG projects worldwide

    06/16/2002 1:37:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 523+ views
    The San Diego Union Tribune ^ | June 16, 2002 | Diane Lindquist
    Anticipating a growing need and lucrative returns, companies gamble billions on LNG projects worldwide Cross-border neighbors California and Baja California are emerging as a crucial testing ground in a global gamble by energy companies to rekindle widespread use of liquefied natural gas. Although it's in limited use today, the fuel is expected to gain wider acceptance when businesses start bringing the precious commodity from far-flung locations to fuel-scarce regions like California and Baja California. For now, only about 1 percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States is LNG. Some analysts predict that will increase to as...