The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #14, San Luis Gonzaga Chiriyaqui (1737-1768)

By David Kier http://www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  Mission San Luis Gonzaga is on the Magdalena Plain of Baja California Sur. In 1721, it was originally established as a visita, or satellite visiting chapel of the mission of Los Dolores Apaté. The Guaycura Indian name for the oasis was…

NEW SENTRI Entrance Directions

The entrance for the SENTRI Lane at San Ysidro changed at the beginning of March 2014. There are a few different ways to access the new lane entrance. See below for options: OPTION 1 If you aren’t familiar with the old SENTRI entrance, or you’ve been looking for a simplified route, this may be the easiest…

Temporary and Permanent Resident Visas

In November 2012, new immigration laws took effect that changed the names and processes for Mexican resident visas. The terms FM2 and FM3 have been replaced with the terms Residente Temporal (temporary resident) and Residente Permanente (permanent resident). For new visas, the process must be started in the U.S. at the Mexican consulate. Renewals may be…

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #8, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Huasinapí (1720-1795)

  By David Kier http://www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The history of the 8th California mission began in 1719 when Padre Juan de Ugarte discovered a forest of güérivo trees (Populus brandegeei) from which he could construct California’s first ship, ‘El Triunfo de la Cruz’. The Cochimí Indians of…

South Dakota License Plates

The following is the procedure to follow to obtain a South Dakota Title and License Plate. By doing this procedure you no longer need to pay California state registration or have your vehicle smogged every two years. With South Dakota plates, you do not need to carry U.S. insurance while you in Mexico (if you…

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #4, Santa Rosalía de Mulegé (1705-1828)

By David Kier http://www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  Traveling north from Loreto in November of 1705, the Jesuit Padre Manuel de Basaldúa founded the mission of Santa Rosalía at the Cochimí settlement of Mulegé. Santa Rosalía de Mulegé mission is located on a rare desert river, about two miles…

DBTC Dinner Club at Romesco

We had a lovely night with DBTC staff and members at Romesco in Bonita. Highlights of the evening were the mango margaritas, lengua tacos, shrimp fries and the decadent dessert samplers that Romesco gave us for free. Hope you can join us at the next DBTC Dinner Club at Las Olas in Point Loma on…