Well, Invest 90E turned in to a depression and a named storm, Alvin. He’s long gone by now but true to form, our weather has become a bit warmer as it always does when there is a disturbance south of us.
Nights are still cool, even if a little less so than before Alvin. Most of the week of May 12-17 saw foggy, cool mornings in Todos Santos due to the large marine layer that crept on shore. Some days, the fog didn’t clear until early afternoon, at least this was true near the ocean. On May 15, I had to drive to La Paz early in the morning and the fog was dense until about 15 km out of town where it suddenly disappeared and the temps rose. There was no fog in La Paz. Weather there is hot and clear but at least their nights continue to cool down.
Euva and Garth recently received nearly 2000 pages of documents that allowed them to finally understand how their land was occupied. The papers are riddled with obvious discrepancies and the offending parties are clearly named. This has led to Euva and Garth filing lawsuits in La Paz courts in an attempt to begin the process of reclaiming the land they lived on for 20+ years. On May 16, 2013, El Sudcaliforniano newspaper printed a police report on the lawsuit and incident. (You can ignore the photo on the page. That has nothing to do with Euva and Garth’s actions.)
They Violated The Law In The Eviction At Batequitos
And this from Euva:
…the meeting in Spanish on Tuesday was about raising community awareness and gathering forces to demand that law and justice be respected in the state of BCS. In regards to our case it was the Spanish version of what Garth explained at the beach on Friday. I would like to let you know there was an article in today Thursday’s SudCaliforniano in Section E Policiaca in regards to the penal lawsuit our lawyers have placed against the parties responsible for the illegal invasion of our property, “Batequito”… Today we had a judicial inspection of the property to verify our claim and tomorrow we have a hearing to decide whether we get our possession back while the case follows its legal course. Fingers crossed that there is such a thing as an ethical judge.
Sadly, one of Euva’s horses died from injuries sustained during the occupation. My elementary understanding of the papers and newspaper story is that the eviction was authorized by a labor court (while a higher authorized court was considering the opposing parties legal suits) that has absolutely no jurisdiction nor power to order evictions. Something is truly rotten in Baja Sur.
Officially, the Eastern Pacific (that’s us!) hurricane season begins on May 15. Today is May 14 and lo and behold, we have our first Invest, 90e. An invest is an area of disturbed weather that could become tropical in nature, i.e. a depression, storm, or hurricane.
I cannot recall any tropical activity this early in my 17 years living here.
(A friend told me it was 105F in La Paz today! Still very pleasant in Todos Santos.)
From Weather Underground: Invest 90e
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May 10th is Mother’s Day (Dia de la Madre) in México. Same date every year unlike the US. So Friday was Mother’s Day in México and Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day in the US. Perfect time to wish all mothers a glorious day of their own, right in between them both!
No sooner than I comment on the odd night time temps and they change again. In the course of two nights, overnight lows dropped 10F back to around 50F so all appears normal in the world once again, however briefly. There was a semblance of a marine layer out on the ocean this morning but it burned off. However the NW wind is very cool so that it’s a bit chilly in the shade, as it should be in May in Todos Santos Baja.