Baja All Exclusive Video Short

I can’t recall if I posted this previously. I might have but it’s worth posting again especially in light of the massive development underway in Todos Santos. It’s an excerpt from a longer documentary, to quote the YouTube description, “that shows the other face of tourism development in Baja California Sur, México.”

Shut Up Frank’s Gets New Life In Todos Santos

Or at least a new, experienced partner/manager. I’m told that John Brown (of Sandbar infamy) is now a partner at Shut Ups and is revamping everything! John has a lot of restaurant history in the US and in Baja (and is a big sports fan) so I expect a definite upgrade to the Shut Up Frank’s experience. I haven’t spoken with John but when I do I’ll post what I learn.

John’s recent La Paz hamburger joint, Paz ‘n Go, is now closed. The bench booths from Paz ‘n Go can now be found at Alma & Manny’s Mexican restaurant in Todos Santos – fun little trivia fact!

Of course, with all the road (de)construction in town, it might be somewhat difficult to actually get to Shut Up Frank’s depending on the day. In case you didn’t realize, this never ending remodeling of Todos Santos is one big pain in the butt. Some say Calle Juarez (think Hotel California) will be complete by end of November but I have heard that the date for total completion may well be next March. Downtown Todos Santos merchants are taking it on the chin. It’s tough to get around even if you live here. I can only imagine what tourists are thinking.

 

Rain In Todos Santos – 18 Aug, 2015

It rained in the morning on Tuesday, Aug. 18 – not a lot and not heavily but enough to wet the plants and keep the dust down. Todos Santos hasn’t has much rain this summer. La Paz has. San Jose del Cabo and the east cape have. But we haven’t.

The skies cleared and then late afternoon began clouding up again, in fact getting very dark and ominous. There were rumbles of thunder but it blew over and there was no rain.

In the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 19 the skies opened up over Todos Santos. There was thunder and at least 30 minutes of lightening some time around 2 or 3 am (I’m guessing here.) And it poured. This morning there was still standing water and mud and dirt on many of the paved roads. The weather station in Las Brisas says we got 1.2 inches of rain last night. I am not sure if that is accurate but we did get a lot of rain. Pescadero got about .25 inches of rain. La Paz got nothing.

Summer rains are very localized in the Todos Santos area.

Yet Another Revealing Video About Tres Santos / CSU

I have already spoken my thoughts on this development so I’ll spare you all any more rants. Enjoy.

Last Minute Mine Protest Announced Today, July 8, 2015

From ACTS:

Dear ACTS Members and BCS Residents!

The “miners” are at it again! The developers of the Los Cardones Mine project are working very hard to gain influence with newly elected Baja California Sur Legislators and other government officials.

In order to undermine these developers’ efforts to secure a mine permit and to emphasize the peoples’ overwhelming anti-mine sentiment, a group from Todos Santos will meet at 8:30 AM tomorrow at the Parque Los Pinos (across from Fuentes & La Casita) and then caravan to La Paz. Below is a letter from Ariel Ruiz Castillo (arielruizldi@gmail.com).

Our continuing support of the anti-mine efforts is crucial for the future well-being of Todos Santos and its inhabitants.  If you currently are in Todos Santos, please join the protest tomorrow because:

                                             Together We Are Strong!!

Sincerely,

Board of Directors, ACTS (Asociacion de Colonias de Todos Santos)

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¡¡¡ DEFENDAMOS NUESTRA AGUA, NUESTRA VIDA Y NUESTRO DESARROLLO!!! 

A LA CIUDADANÍA Y POBLACIÓN  DEL MUNICIPIO DE LA PAZ:

Una vez más, ante la terquedad de las empresas mineras de explotar el oro en las inmediaciones de la Sierra de la Laguna, con lo cual se estaría contaminando terriblemente  nuestra agua y suelos,  y afectando la vida de plantas, animales y nuestra propia vida humana,  y  ante la indefinición del Cabildo del Ayuntamiento de La Paz sobre este asunto tan importante,  les INVITAMOS, para que este jueves 09 de julio nos reunamos a las 08:30 de la mañana  en el parque LOS PINOS, para acudir a la ciudad de La Paz  a  EXIGIR y DEFENDER NUESTRO DERECHO a  un ambiente sano, ante  la PRESIDENCIA MUNICIPAL DE LA PAZ Y SU CABILDO.

Si es posible, acudan en su propio vehículo o bien dispuestos a compartir un espacio para salir juntos en caravana a la ciudad de La Paz.

!!!!NUESTRA UNIÓN ES NUESTRA FUERZA, PORQUE LA RAZÓN Y EL DERECHO ESTÁN DE NUESTRO LADO!!!!

Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, a martes  07 de julio de 2015.

ATENTAMENTE,

DELEGACION MUNICIPAL DE TODOS SANTOS             ASOCIACIONES CIVILES EN DEFENSA DEL AGUA Y DE LA VIDA