Good morning everyone and Happy 4th of July.  I haven’t written in a couple of days, so I thought I’d check in.  I’m pretty sure everyone has a barbeque or picnic planned for today and there’s going to be plenty of fireworks going off. If you have pets, please keep them inside and if you can’t, try and get them some doggie downers.  I remember one year, I left four dogs in the house while I went out to take photos.  When I came home, my printer, bread maker (never used) and a lamp were all broken.  Evidently, the one dog outside wanted in and the dogs were jumping up on the desk and tables.  I’m assuming to help get the other dog in the house.  Who knows, but what a mess and their ears are much more sensitive than ours, so give them refuge! The photo below I took at a Score Baja 250 in 2003.

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Good afternoon everyone.  I did start Kat’s Korner earlier, but I’m having problems with my Mac, again.  If I get up and leave, it goes into sleep and won’t come out, so I have to force it to shut down and when I did, I lost everything I’d already written.  Oh well; looks like a trip to those Geniuses at Apple.  Crazy weather we’re having.  I had a great birthday yesterday and thank you everyone who left a birthday wish in my email and, of course, on Facelessbook.  From Linda Garcia, Sub Delegada de Turismo en San Felipe:

Good Day Everyone:  Attached to this mail you will find publications on different newspapers from the region, mentioning San Felipe.  The intention is to promote our town, calendar of events, lodging, food, amenities, etc.
Also, we want to to let you know that this coming weekend we will be transmitting live for a Local TV Channel 66;  interviews, and all the many attractions San Felipe has to offer.  We hope that the upcoming holiday weekend will  succesfull for all of your businesses.  Sincerely, Linda Garcia.” Here are the links to the different papers, although they are in Spanish, at least we are getting some press.  Please click these links:  LaVoz Noticias El Mexicano TijuanaInformativo.
high tide in san felipe
Ruth Olivar Millan sent this to me:  “This web site has samples of my work. You can order any usable art and some of the paintings are still available; others can be placed on canvas.  If there is something you would like? Need help? Want your idea manufactured? Send me a note.  Here is a link to some beautiful art which can be made into tee shirts.  Very cool.
Sunset in San Felipe
There has been a lot of confusion on the new fishing regulations, so I wrote to Enrique Cervantes of Tourism.  “Miguel from Sepesca office advises that sport fishing is open for anybody if you go on a boat.  Of course, you need a fishing licence if you’re out on a boat but fishing from shore, you don’t need it.  Commercial fishing is prohibited.  Nobody is allowed to fish with nets.” I believe there is a limit on how many fish you can catch from the shore, but I’ll have to confirm that scoop.  Thank you Enrique for clarifying this.  Okay, Linda Garcia told me this regarding fishing limits:  “Up to 10 pieces of different species per person, per day.”
birthday gift from Mikey Lapaz
This is my birthday gift from Mikey.  It’s very old and from India.  The broach opens up to place a photo on each side.  Beautiful.  I plan to put a photo of my grandchildren on each side.
Lapiz necklace with matching box silver
Remember, the 4th of July is this weekend and if you have pets, get some doggie downers for them.  There are sure to be lots of fireworks going off.  If you’re coming down to camp, it might be a good idea to not let your dog run loose as the fireworks tend to scare them and they run away.  I do know that Mac and Nan will have Karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights, July 4 and 5 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  From Cesar Quirate from El Dorando Ranch, and they have a pretty cool event happening this weekend.  “Hola amigos here is the info most of you have been waiting for 4th of July weekend and also celebrating Kamali Hart W bday this Saturday at La Palapa Bar & Grill Live music By Arturo Esquivias Yee and his new band out of mexicali “Rock Machine”. Food specials like Baby Back ribs, Rib Eye steak, hamburgers , jumbo all beef hot dogs, also a taco cart for those of you who might have a thirst for adobada, chicken or carne asada tacos. We will be having a water slide right on the pool and some night volleyball. Jello shooter and our friend Jorge Sutton will be bringing his famous Margarita machine. Fun starts at 6pm so don’t be late and bring the family.  It’s gonna be an awesome time happy 4th of July weekend folks – San Felipe style!”  So that’s all the scoop I have for now.  Thanks for reading Kat’s Korner and please do so again.  I’ll be back tomorrow – probably a late edition!  
Palapa Bar 4th of July party

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Good morning everyone.  We have a slight wind and it’s a bit muggy, but it looks like we’re going to have a great day.  I’m going to watch the rigs come in from Ensenada in the RECORD 250 race around noon, so this may be short and sweet.  First of all, I want to thank Kyle Crawford for explaining how VWL (Volunteers Without Limits) works although the discussion became a bit heated, I found out what I wanted to know.  They are a legitimate NGO, which is a Mexican non-profit and Patti is the President.  She applies for grants from the government, which is where the $2,000 came from.  All monies received from the government must be accounted for and facturas given.  Kyle is a facilitator, helping Patti interact with non-Spanish speaking peeps.  As I said in my column yesterday, I am not attacking any group and I won’t apologize for asking questions.  I do appreciate the responses and or comments, negative or positive.

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