Que Pasa in Cabo?

August 19, 2019 Edition
BY: DAVID FLORES

80 Vineyards Coming to Cabo. During this year’s Sabor a Cabo (Flavors of Cabo) food festival that will take place on Saturday, November 30, 80 vineyards from Mexico, the U.S., Argentina, Spain and Portugal will be showing off – and selling – their best brands. More than 3,000 food and wine aficionados will try the cuisine from more than 40 of Los Cabos’ best restaurants with live music and the presence of renowned Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz, winner of 17 Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He has received the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times, more than any other artist.

The event will take place at the Club Campestre Golf Club and will benefit the Red Cross, the Fire Department and the Los Cabos Children Foundation. For information and tickets lookup: www.saboracabo.com See you there!

It's Wahoo Time! Grab your rod & reel! The Third Annual East Cape Gold Cup Wahoo Jackpot Tournament will take place this Saturday, August 24 at the Hotel Palmas de Cortez on the East Cape.

The biggest wahoo will win a 2019 Volkswagen Gol plus a Suzuki 140hp four-stroke engine. This is a one-day tournament, so anyone can win. There will be over $100,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs including great raffle prizes, return trips including fishing and much more. The entry fee is only $500 per team and includes dinner at the Saturday awards ceremony. There will also be prizes for the largest Dorado and Tuna. Optional Cash Jackpots of $200, $300 and $500 and $1,000 jackpot with an 85 percent return rate. Don't miss out! For information, look up: www.vanwormerresorts.com

More surveillance cameras. A plan to install 400 surveillance cameras in the most conflictive neighborhoods of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose was revealed by Capt. Zamorano, head of the Los Cabos public safety agency. The success obtained in downtown Cabo and San Jose where crime was reduced by almost 90 percent with the installation of some 40 cameras has convinced the authorities that this is the way to go. Most of the existing cameras were donated by organized downtown business owners. Capt. Zamorano expects all cameras will be installed by the end of 2021.

Good water news. Finally. Los Cabos Mayor Armida Castro said that her administration will work fast to get the new $53 million desalination plant up and running within the next 18 months. the new plant will produce an additional 66 gallons per second for Cabo San Lucas neighborhoods.

In related news. Two of the three existing water dams in Los Cabos are empty, as their content was dumped to increase the water table and pump water from the city’s wells. This is done every year, to allow the region’s very short rainy season to fill them up again. The San Lazaro dam in San Jose del Cabo is full to capacity and is water is treated to convert it into potable water for the city inhabitants.

Two new hotels announced.

The Spain-based Iberostar corporation announced the acquisition of 988 acres in Los Cabos to build two resorts investing $284 million within the next three years. The location of the resorts, which will have 1,000 rooms and homes has not been disclosed.

Portland does Cabo. Sun County Airlines announced Tuesday that it will add a new seasonal route from Portland International Airport to Cabo San Lucas starting December 18. Round trips will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Sun Country is a low-cost airline specializing in flights to vacation destinations. It began adding routes beyond its home base of Minneapolis-St. Paul last year and now operates 88 routes across 51 airports, including a mix of nine seasonal and year-round nonstop flights from Portland to destinations including Las Vegas, San Francisco and Honolulu.

Dominoes World Championship will take place in Cabo. The International Dominoes Federation announced that Cabo San Lucas will be the host city for their 16th annual world championship. It will take place from September 29 to October 6, at the hotel Tesoro in the Cabo marina.

The federation expects 400 domino players to attend from 18 different countries including the U.S., Canada, Russia, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Get ready for the La Paz marathon. The 2nd La Paz Marathon will take place on Saturday, October 27, with over a thousand dollars in prizes. There will be 4 categories: 7, 15, 30 and 42 kilometers, and will begin and end at the La Paz international convention center near the Costa Baja resort, on the road to Pichilingue. For information and registration lookup: ww.maratonbajasur.com, www.asdeporte.com, or at the Thunders Bikes stores in La Paz, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose.

New tennis complex breaks ground. An investment of $6 million will bring us six tennis courts and seating for 5,000, said Jose Fernandez, director of the ATP 250 tournament series. The complex will be located across the fourlane from the Solaz resort who are paying for the project.

The Solaz developers are tomato growers from the state of Sinaloa and also own the Sheraton Grand resort. The complex will be finished in 2021 and will continue to expand with more sports facilities. The ATP 250 will move from its temporary venue at Del Mar School to the new one when the courts are finished.

Who was here this week? Glad you asked.

Nicole Richie, 36, the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie and an American television personality, fashion designer, author, socialite and actress was here, along with her two kids.

Richie rose to prominence for her role in the Fox reality television series, The Simple Life, alongside her childhood best friend and fellow socialite Paris Hilton, which lasted five seasons.

Nicole was looking healthy and better than ever during her beach day, over a decade after sparking concern over her weight. She told Vanity Fair in 2006 that she was not happy with how she looked, explaining: 'I started seeing a nutritionist and a doctor. I was scared that it could be something more serious,' she explained.

In October of 2006 Nicole announced that she was seeking treatment for what her rep described as an inability to put on weight, with her team later confirming she had been diagnosed with hypoglycemia.

Flaunting a confident smile on Thursday, the daughter of music legend Lionel Richie strutted along the sand in the flattering two-piece number.