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Mexico in the news: Restaurants, rifles, and reefs

Mexico in the news: Restaurants, rifles, and reefs

Check out the top rated restaurants in Mexico. The sniper rifles flowing to Mexican cartels show a decade of U.S. failure, according to the Washington Post. The New York Times writes about a coral reef in Mexico that is insured against hurricanes. U.S. tourists...

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Theater veteran creates intimate stage near Pescadero

Theater veteran creates intimate stage near Pescadero

When Broadway went dark, the lights came on at Teatro Pescadero. Dillon Porter calls it “theater in the intimate, but at a safe distance.” When he left New York City in March it had nothing to do with escaping. It was a planned trip to Baja California Sur to spend...

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Advocate for maintaining medical visits during COVID

Advocate for maintaining medical visits during COVID

For someone who is not fond of going to the doctor, I may have set a personal record for the number of times I interfaced with medical professionals this year. I’m OK. Nothing serious. Mostly routine stuff and then contending with aging aches. What struck me, though,...

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Green skinned oranges a sweet treat

Green skinned oranges a sweet treat

If an orange is not orange is it still an orange? Yes, would be the short answer. Color of the skin has to do with temperature. Oranges grown near the equator are more likely to be green than orange. While I have not seen a green orange in a store in Mexico, I was...

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Castle Rock a gem of a short hike on South Shore

Castle Rock a gem of a short hike on South Shore

  One of the great things about hiking in the Lake Tahoe area is that even short excursions can have big views and make you feel like you were out in the wilderness without clocking double-digit mileage. Such is the case with the climb to Castle Rock on the South...

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