Que Pasa in Cabo?

September 18, 2017 Edition

Estuary gets cleaned up City workers from the natural resources and wildlife agency, along with dozens of volunteers, picked up more than 1,300 pounds of plastic material, nearly 900 pounds of combustible material, and about 600 dead fish after tropical storm Lydia blew through San Jose.

It will take months, if not years, for the estuary to recover from the damage caused by the storm, officials say. Dudes from the wildlife agency are in the process of scratching together a declaration of natural disaster which could help us get more resources for the estuary’s rehab.

More flights coming to Cabo Southwest will add 23 nonstop flights per week from Sacramento to five new destinations, one of them being Los Cabos. The flights will begin over the course of several months next spring.

The Sacramento to Los Cabos flight will be a single Saturday fly in each week, year-round, beginning on March 10.

Free movies! The Los Cabos International Film Festival will be showing free movies across Los Cabos in October and December, as part of the film festival events.

These are award-winning Mexican films, which means they’re in Spanish, Bunky. Yeah, good luck with that. In Cabo, the movies will be shown starting at 8:00 pm at the Plaza Leon Cota, next to the government delegation and the Red Cross building. In San Jose, they’ll be shown at the soccer field in the El Zacatal. But why do you care?

New gas station There is a new gas station in Todos Santos, named SmartGas, and it’s gaining popularity as it has slightly lower prices than Pemex and Orsan.

And there’s even better news. Cheveron has announced the opening of several gas stations in the Baja Peninsula, with one coming to La Paz soon. Well, we will believe its good news when we see their prices. Screw the name, show us the prices.

Mark your calendars The Padrino Children’s Foundation of Todos Santos will hold its first ever fundraiser on Thursday, December 14. The Padrino Foundation helps disadvantaged children in T.S. and the surrounding rural areas, focusing on medical care.

The fundraiser will start at 5:30 at the home of Steve and Sheila Jagentenfl. The evening includes dinner, drinks, a silent auction and music. 100 tickets selling for $100 USD per person will be available starting October 15. To reserve a ticket now, email Nancy at nnaigle@att.net. For more information on the Padrino Foundation, visit www.padrinocf.org/en/ or call 612-178-0040.

“Park(ing) Day” La Paz is taking part in Park(ing) Day, an international event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into temporary public places. The mission of park(ing) Day is, among other things, to call attention to the need for more urban open space.

“Parque(ando)” (as it’s called in Spanish) will take place on Wednesday, September 20, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm in the Zaragoza alley between Arreola and 16 de Septiembre.

If you are interested in participating as an artist (you can do everything from music, theater, dance, yoga, photography, painting and more) or a volunteer, email the organizers at urbaneriamx@gmail.com or find the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/267478360430340

Swimming for a cause The 9th annual “Strokes for Cancer Prevention” swim will take place on Saturday, October 28 in La Paz Bay.  More than 250 athletes and amateurs from Mexico and other countries will swim 20.5 miles to raise cancer awareness. Holy moley! Who can swim 20 miles? Maybe Mike Phelps, just maybe and he looks exhausted after about 60 yards.

The fundraiser will benefit the Southern California association against children’s cancer. There are 31 teams signed up for relay races and three individual swimmers that will go solo. For additional information, visit golapaz.com. Oh. Ok, relays Yeah, sign us up for 100 yards. We can do that.