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February 1, 2007
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  • SPRING BREAK: For everybody emailing me with questions about SPRING BREAK 2007 - I don't mind fielding your emails, but do me a favor and read the 'Spring Break 2007' page first. I'm confident this page answers a stunning majority of the questions I am getting in email. Thanks.
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  • NEW FROM TIM MELLO: Check out Tim Mello's new additions - RV Parks Morph into Seaside Pearls and Chatting on the Streets/'Charlando en Los Calles'.

    Don't forget his special report on Nascent Foodservice's move into Penasco, either, which he has updated with photos from their grand opening.

  • BIKER BUILD OFF - remember when the Discovery Channel's 'Biker Build Off' show shot a bunch of footage during the 2006 Rocky Point Rally? Well, the episode finally airs Feb 22, 2007 (the show is on TLC now) check out the press release here, from the bikerpics.org* blog. [* - bikerpics.org isn't exactly work-safe, if you get what I'm saying, so click accordingly :) ]

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  • DISCOVERSONORA.COM - Discoversonora.com is back in business! You may remember this absolutely stunning photography/travel magazine from a while back. Their website disappeared for a while and I assumed that all was lost, which would have been a shame - however, not only is discoversonora.com back in business, but all of their issues are available online as PDF's - and they're gorgeous. Editor and publisher Gustavo Ybarra tells me new issues are on the way for 2008, and I can't wait to see them.
  • SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE ON THE VAQUITA MARINA: If you have even a passing interest in the Sea of Cortez, take ten minutes out of your day and read this article, and be sure to check out their slideshow as well.

    NY TIMES ON THE VAQUITA MARINA: 02/18/2007 - And now, the NY Times chimes in , with Vaquita Porpoise, and a Way of Life, Face Extinction

    GOLFO DE SANTA CLARA, Mexico — The fishermen gathered in the early evening light where the desert meets the blue gulf to talk over the way they had always lived off the sea and the fate of a small, endangered porpoise few of them had ever seen. Environmentalists from the United States and Mexico had begged the fishermen to stop using the gill nets that are killing off La Vaquita, or the little cow, a porpoise that now has the dubious distinction of being one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world...
    Here's the article
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