Holiday / Navidad 2017 / 2018 issue deadline!

Holiday / Navidad 2017 / 2018 issue deadline is November 10, 2017

Journal del Pacifico Fall 2017 cover by Bruce Herman, Baja, MexicoThank you for all the compliments on our Fall/Otoño 2017 cover by Bruce Herman. Our 7th season is off to a great start. RSVP today to reserve your spot for the Holiday/Navidad 2017/2018 issue!

Journal del Pacifico continues to inspire people to travel to our beautiful peninsula and support the unique area businesses and events.

Don’t wait! Contact us today to participate in the upcoming Holiday/Navidad 2017/2018 issue with feature stories on Baja plants, the Palapa Society 5k Carrera de Todos Santos, The Artists’ Studio tour and our yearly restaurants listing. And, as always, stunning photography, exclusive stories, profiles, and the features that make each issue a valuable resource to guide visitors and residents to the special qualities that make Baja California Sur a great place to live and a magical place to visit.

Issue                                       Deadline

Holiday / Navidad mid-December 2017 / January 2018
Issue closing date: November 10, 2017
Winter / Invierno February / March 2018
Issue closing date: January 10, 2018
Spring / Primavera April / May 2018
Issue closing date: March 10, 2018
Summer / Verano June through September 2018
Issue closing date: May 10, 2018

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Every issue of Journal del Pacifico, la Revista de Baja California Sur, reaches 50,000 new and returning clients. 10,000 copies are distributed in La Paz, Todos Santos, San José del Cabo, the corridor, Los Barriles and El Triunfo. Locals and visitors look for every issue to take home, share with friends, and visit online.

Our Readers:  Print Readership: 50,000 (based on 5 readers per copy)
Male/Female: 41%/59%, ages 25 to 65+
American, Canadian, and International visitors and residents.
Upper-middle-class Mexican residents in La Paz, Todos Santos, and Los Cabos.

Our website/blog journaldelpacifico.com features area information, events, articles, and maps, plus downloadable PDF versions of every issue for your clients, friends and family to read wherever they are in the world.

Reserve your space, share your business news, events and send your ads to: info@journaldelpacifico.com

Don’t wait! Email to reserve your space today!

Janice Kinne, Publisher                                  cell: 612-154-4043                yani@journaldelpacifico.com

Celia Devault, Customer Service Mgr.          cell: 612-152-0823               heavenlybliss57@hotmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JournaldelPacifico

We look forward to talking to you about this special issue in the coming week!
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Navidad 2017 / 2018

Agradecemos a todos por los cumplidos recibidos por nuestra portada de Otoño 2017 a cargo de Bruce Herman. Nuestra 7ª temporada arrancó maravillosamente. ¡RSVP hoy para apartar tu espacio en nuestra edición de Navidad 2017/2018!

Journal del Pacífico continúa inspirando a la gente a viajar a nuestra hermosa península y a apoyar a los singulares comercios y eventos del área.

¡No esperes! Comunícate hoy con nosotros para participar en el siguiente número de Navidad 2017/2018 que incluye historias sobre plantas de la Baja, La Carrera 5K de Todos Santos de la Sociedad de la Palapa, El Recorrido de Estudios de Artistas y nuestra lista anual de restaurantes. Y, como siempre, increíble fotografía, historias exclusivas, perfiles y los artículos que hacen de cada número una fuente valiosa para guiar a los visitantes y residentes por las cualidades especiales que hacen de Baja California Sur un sitio tan estupendo para vivir y un mágico destino para visitar.

Edición                                                                               Fecha Límite

Holiday / Navidad Diciembre 2017 / Enero 2018
Fecha de cierre: 10 de Noviembre 2017
Winter / Invierno Febrero / Marzo 2018
Fecha de cierre: 10 de Enero 2018
Spring / Primavera Abril / Mayo 2018
Fecha de cierre: 10 de Marzo 2018
Summer / Verano Junio hasta Octubre 2018
Fecha de cierre: 10 de Mayo 2018

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Cada edición del Journal del Pacifico, la Revista de Baja California Sur, alcanza 50,000 clientes, nuevos y ya existentes. 10,000 copias se distribuyen en La Paz, Todos Santos, San José del Cabo, El Corredor y El Triunfo. Locales y visitantes esperan cada edición para llevársela a casa, compartir con amigos, y visitarnos en línea; en días inmediatos después del Huracán Odile la página del JDP en Facebook fue el sitio de búsqueda de información y actualizaciones. Esta edición de Colección, tendrá una vida de 12 meses en aparador, que los lectores utilizarán como referencia durante todo el año.

Nuestros lectores: lectores captados: 50,000 (basado en 5 lectores por copia).

Masculino/Femenino: 41%/59%, edades 25 a 65+

Americanos, Canadienses, visitantes internacionales y residentes-

Clase Media/Alta residentes Mexicanos en  La Paz, Todos Santos y Los Cabos.
Nuestro sitio/Blog journaldelpacifico.com presenta información de area, eventos, artículos y mapas, más versiones de PDF para bajar de cada edición para sus clientes, amigos y familia para leerlo dondequiera que estén en el mundo.

Reserve su espacio, comparta las noticias de su negocio, eventos y mande sus anuncios a: info@journaldelpacifico.com

No espere! Mande un correo electrónico para  reservar su espacio hoy!

Janice Kinne, Editora                                                cell: 612-154-4043            yani@journaldelpacifico.com

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Esperamos hablar pronto con ustedes acerca de esta edición especial la semana que entra.

The Palapa Learning Center Grand Opening

 

Elena Poniatowska

Elena Poniatowska

A Dream Becoming a Reality

by Kathy Warnert

November 9 – 11, 2017, marks an historic moment for the Palapa Society of Todos Santos. The Grand Opening for the completed three-building Palapa Learning Center (PLC) campus and a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Elena Poniatowska Community Library is the culmination of years of effort by and for many people in this magical community.

GRAND OPENING EVENTS

  • November 9 Conference and Q & A with Elena Poniatowska
  • November 10 Dinner with Elena Poniatowska
  • November 11 PLC Grand Opening and Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Please visit www.palapasociety.org for details of each event.

The dream began taking shape in 2014, when local couple David and Cindy Higgins offered a gift to build, staff, and outfit a new school and create a new home for the Palapa’s existing programs. “The opening of the PLC marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in the amazing story of the Palapa Society,” say the Higgins. “We are honored to be a part of that story. The PLC will provide an exceptional environment for the education of young and old alike in Todos Santos. Regarding the Palapa School, it gives us great satisfaction to know the school will create new opportunities for its students and will prepare them to lead meaningful, choice-filled lives.”

THE PLC CAMPUS
The Palapa School is situated on the southeast corner of the property and opened in August 2017 to 7th and 8th graders. An additional grade will be added each year through grade 12. According to Director Juan Diego Gonzalez, “Knowledge is the greatest adventure of the human being. It’s a joy to watch students walk in with smiles on their faces and head off to their classrooms. These are our future leaders. Annual cost per student is $2,400 USD. We are hoping to have donations for scholarships so no worthy student is turned away.”

The Bridge to English (Puente) building is the second structure on campus, located on the northwest part of the property, and opened in October 2017. It houses four spacious classrooms for the Puente program serving over 120 students and 60 adults acquiring English. An inviting children and teen library is also found in the Puente building. Donations of books and videos in English, and especially Spanish, are always welcome for this now larger space. Children’s art classes also take place in this building. Jayna Schweitzer, director of the Puente programs observes, “The new Puente building allows more children and adults the opportunity to learn English in a larger, more spacious setting. We are thrilled to be in our new permanent home!”

The Biblioteca Elena Poniatowska is the third building on campus and opens in November 2017. This bilingual community library houses over 9,000 books, videos and periodicals. The opening of this airy, light-filled library will mark its modernization with a scanning system. Head librarian, Donna Schultz says, “Though we are moving to digital checkout and tracking, we will continue to maintain the warm, friendly atmosphere the library brings to the community.”

The library will be formally named for literary legend, Elena Poniatowska, considered the Grande Dame of Mexican literature. Elena Poniatowska graciously accepted saying, “It is a great honor to have my name on the library of the Palapa Learning Center. It is a distinction that deeply honors me, and I welcome that it promotes and supports education in Mexico.” The entire community is encouraged to attend, meet, and honor this amazing woman during the opening.

Elena Poniatowska, of Mexican-French descent, began writing professionally at age 18. Her most famous book, La Noche de Tlatelolco (Massacre in Mexico) was published in 1971 and describes the 1968 murders of up to 300 college students and civilians in Mexico City. This book earned her the prestigious Villaurrutia Award, a prize given in Mexico to a Latin American writer published in Mexico.

In 2013, she was awarded Spain’s El Premio Cervantes, the highest literary award for lifetime achievement. Only the fourth woman to receive this honor, Elena is arguably the most significant living author in all of Mexico, if not the entire Spanish-speaking world.

Palapa President Erick Ochoa says, “Our dream is becoming a reality. We thank Dave and Cindy Higgins for envisioning and supporting this effort. Now that the Palapa Learning Center is up and running, it’s up to the Palapa Society and private donations to fund these programs and keep them moving forward.”

For more information about the grand opening events, to DONATE, volunteer, or enroll a student in the Palapa School, please visit http://palapasociety.org or email: info@palapasociety.org.

JDP Fall 2017 news

Journal del Pacifico Fall 2017 cover by Bruce Herman

Journal del Pacifico Fall 2017 cover by Bruce Herman

We at Journal del Pacifico are excited to be back for our 7th season promoting Baja Sur and informing visitors and residents about its rich history, environment, and unique qualities. We look forward to sharing area and business information, events, enlightening stories, exciting adventures, and stunning photography with you this season!

Once again, Luz Gallery has supplied us with this issue’s fabulous cover and interior photographs by Bruce Herman. Bruce was our “On the Cover” artist for the Holiday 2016/2017 issue. You will find his biography online in that issue and see more of his recent works at the Luz Gallery in Todos Santos. Luz Gallery also has more prints of vintage maps like those in Geography of Hope, Bryan Jáuregui of Todos Santos Eco Adventures’ fascinating tale of Jesuits, Indians, and El Camino Real in Baja California Sur.

House Geckos by Kaia Thomson, Todos Santos, Baja, MexicoThis time of year with the heat and rains, the desert is alive and green, and our resident lizards can be seen scurrying about. This issue, Kaia Thomson of Todos Caballos, gives us a glimpse into their lives and their survival adaptations, sharing with us her marvelous photographs and knowledge.

The first annual Fiesta Día de Muertos Todos Santos takes place in the historic district, November 1st through 4th, with a parade of Catrinas, Day of the Dead altars, live music, gastronomic fair, a fashion show, a photography contest, and a special performance by Tania Libertad. For more information visit: https://fiestatodossantos.com/ or Facebook: Fiesta.TodosSantos

This November, The Palapa of Todos Santos celebrates the grand opening of The Palapa Learning Center and Elena Poniatowska Community Library. You can read how after three years, this dream became a reality in our article this issue. You can also help the dream continue by donating to their scholarship fund for local children.

You can now see artist Brian McGuffey’s light-hearted and thought-provoking works at Bésame Mucho Bazaar in Todos Santos and Pez Gordo in San José del Cabo.

The successful Women Awakening conference is back at Cuatro Vientos this December 1st to 3rd. This year’s theme is Reclaiming Your Power. See our article for more information.

The 5th annual Todos Santos Writers’ Workshop (TSWW) will take place January 27 through February 3, 2018 at Casa Dracula on the otro lado of Todos Santos. This year, they’ve added a poetry workshop. Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, will be returning to TSWW as its inaugural instructor. Chris’s latest book, Self-Portrait with Dogwood, is being widely well received. You can read more about the workshop and one of Christopher’s poems in this issue.

Attention Foodies: the Garden Restaurant at Rancho Pescadero is now open to the public Sunday afternoons with a full menu and their Sunday specials—Mole de Rancho and Barbacoa. Thursday through Sunday, you can also enjoy sunset cocktails with farm fresh tapas on their patio. For reservations, email: Rancho1@ranchopescadero.com

La Bohemia Hotel Pequeño, in downtown Todos Santos, has daily a happy hour, a local market, and lots of fun events this November and December. See events for more details. Ask about their pool pass!

Ana Delora’s Hair Salon is now located at the Whitesands Spa in Todos Santos. With over 18 years’ experience, Ana is bilingual and provides men’s and women’s haircuts,  dyeing, shaves, and pedicures.

Mini Super Munchies, well known for its famous ice cream sandwiches, micro brews, and Tuesday night Open Mic music jams has a new exciting addition to the shop this season, DoTerra Essential Oils—therapeutic-grade essential oils, natural skin care products, and supplements. They will be offering free classes to learn how to use essential oils in your everyday life. Check the Facebook page: Mini Super Munchies for events and Baja Essential Oils class schedules.

Slow Down Pescadero is a community effort looking to save lives through the placement of speed limit signs, education, and enforcement. For more information, visit their Facebook page: Slow Down Pescadero

Want to get away for a few days? The four-room bed and breakfast Casa Kootenay in La Paz is only a few steps from the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy the waters with a standup paddleboard or kayak that come as part of the package and turn your vacation into an adventure!

MaxiHome Nursing Services are now available in our area. They provide long- or short-term homecare, help with the elderly, IVs, injections, and more. See their ad for contact information.

Baja Blooms: The Gardens of Los Colibris Casitas front coverYou won’t want to miss Dr. Esmé F. Hennessy’s talk at the Centro Cultural in Todos Santos on December 1st. Her paintings of Baja plants serve as the centerpiece and chapter headings for Todos Santos Eco Adventures latest book, Baja Blooms: The Gardens of Los Colibris Casitas, which also features the extraordinary photos of Kaia Thomson and book design and production of this latest book by Janice Kinne of Journal del Pacifico.

We’ll see you with our next issue, Holiday 2017/2018 with more of everything you love! Deadline is November 10th.

GastroVino Baja Food & Wine Festival

Gastrovino Baja Food & Wine Festival 2017 adby McCandless K. Sutton

The gastronomical paradise of Todos Santos encompasses the abundance of the Baja California peninsula in every way possible. We revel in our beloved backdrop of mountains, beaches, sunsets, and the energizing catalyst they provide for such a vibrant multi-cultural community. And then there’s the food and wine, of course.

The land of the chiles, mangoes, avocados, bananas, basil and limes blends with the abundance from the sea—the snapper, shrimp, scallops, oysters, clams, sierras, tuna and more. Combine this bounty with Mexico’s best wines and you have a perfect pairing in paradise. Crisp bubblies, refreshing whites, versatile rosés and a diverse range of structured reds all will be on display for your palate’s pleasure at the 6th annual GastroVino, Baja Food and Wine Festival!

On Sunday, May 7, in the Todos Santos plaza, Mexico’s best winemakers will be on hand explaining about and showing off their wonderful creations. Some of Baja Sur’s best chefs will be featuring their culinary creations, including Tadd Chapman, Dany Lamote and Javier Plascencia. Five of Todos Santos’ notable artists will paint live in the plaza on Sunday: Jill Logan, Tori Sepulveda, Robert Wood, Brian McGuffey and the one and only Carlos Díaz Castro. The musical entertainment is sure to impress with the rocking soul of the beautiful Samantha Rae Band, of La Voz México fame, coming to town.

It is hoped that thousands of dollars will be raised at the 100% benefit silent auction for the Palapa Society of Todos Santos’ programs and for the restoration of the children’s park, el Parque del Misión de San Juan, which is by the original Jesuit mission in barrio San Juan at the north entrance to Todos Santos. Last year over $8,000 USD was raised and over the past five years, the GastroVino Festival has raised $32,500 USD for a variety of local organizations, including los bomberos, Hogar del Niño, the Internado, DIF and more. This year, a wide variety of artwork, dinner certificates, hotel getaways and more will be auctioned.

GastroVino Champagne Girl by Kate Turning

GastroVino Champagne Girl by Kate Turning

Friday night’s kick-off event on May 5, the Blanco Ball, will be a wonderfully elegant evening featuring dancing wine nymphs, sexy souvenirs, great music, lots of bubbles, premium wine raffles, a white carpet with fashion photographers, a delicious selection of tapas, and winemakers mingling and discussing their various nectars.

The GastroTour takes place the evening of Saturday, May 6, and allows for a gastronomical adventure around the centro histórico of Todos Santos. A winemaker is paired with the chef of each restaurant to create the best maridaje possible. After receiving your commemorative glass and a map you’re encouraged to follow tour leaders or head out on your own downtown food and wine adventure.

Also during the day on Saturday, the BCS Wine Tasting Challenge takes place and is hosted by the head winemaker of Freixenet México from Querétaro. GastroVino artwork photographer Kate Turning and husband Steve Jacobi will be defending their shared-crown as reigning Blind Tasting champions!

The 6th Annual GastroVino Festival is sure to be the best yet and the gastronomical paradise of Todos Santos will be showcasing why Baja California Sur is an international destination for Baja food and wine lovers. ¡Salud!

See Events in the Spring 2017 issue of Journal del Pacifico for more information. Tickets for all events are available at: La Bodega de Todos Santos and El Tecolote Bookstore in Todos Santos, GotBaja store in La Paz, and Pez Gordo Gallery at The Shoppes at Palmilla. For more information visit: Facebook: Gastrovino Baja Food & Wine Festival / Gastrovino Fest Baja or www.gastrovino.mx