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Repaving the Ranchito Road

The Commisario is working on a project to repair and repave the Ranchito road from Beltrones toward Nacapule Canyon. Town Meeting re Repaving Ranchitos Road

San Carlos community does it again for Danny Worms

danny wormsThank you to the San Carlos community, family, friends and local musicians Eric Holland and Omar Arriaga, and visiting Celtic musicians, Terry, Clair and ‘Smithie’, who all helped on January 4th, 2014 to make it possible for me to continue my violin studies in Puebla.

Thanks to Eric Holland,

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A New Year’s Message from the Comisario

Comisario (3)“I would like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. I appreciate all the support and input you have given me over the past year to help me in my role. I will continue to work hard for you, and I look forward to your continued support so that we can make the necessary improvements to make our San Carlos community even better.”

Efrain Soto has been the Comisario in San Carlos since March 25,

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Trash Pick Up to Beautify San Carlos


Did you see the people picking up garbage on the boulevard at the traffic circle at the entrance to Marina San Carlos?  The Energy Zone for body, mind and spirit has adopted a section of Beltrones Boulevard to keep clean of litter. The ‘adopt a highway’ idea is a part of the Pueblo Escenico Initiative for the State of Sonora.

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A Heartfelt Thank You For Making Their Season Bright


Monica Luna of La Manga and the whole La Manga community thanks the incredible support for the first annual toy collection “jugueton” for the children of La Manga. On Sunday, December 15th they had their first ever Juegueton with a Christmas Posada and Santa for the children.

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Bring Some Christmas Cheer to the Children of Potam

Help bring some Christmas joy to the children of the Yaqui tribe in Potam by donating candies, clothing, pinatas, cash, etc.

Bring your donations to Evie’s Coffee Shop or call 622-109-6341 and someone will pick up your donations from your home.

Imagine the smiles of these children as they receive your gifts on Christmas morning!

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Let’s Light Up San Carlos!

The Comisario of San Carlos, Efrain Soto, is working very hard to bring San Carlos to a better place.

He is looking to welcome visitors to San Carlos and show them that we also have a Christmas spirit here. He is looking to decorate some areas throughout town with Christmas ornaments.

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Cruise Ship Docking in Guaymas, December 9

On December 9, 2013, Holland America’s Statendam will dock in Guaymas. The Statendam leaves San Diego on December 4, 2013 for a 12 day cruise around the Sea of Cortez. The ship is scheduled to be in port from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

14 cruise ships will visit Guaymas in 2014,

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What Are We Really Paying…..

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Now That We Finally Have Good Corn-on-the-Cob, How Should We Cook It?

I read with interest a recent article about Mexico banning genetically modified corn. The article mentioned that there are approximately 20,000 varieties of corn in Mexico. “Gee”, I thought, “20,000 varieties and I’ve never had an edible one, on the cob……….”
Well, all that’s changed now that a local corn grower is selling a portion of his U.S.

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A Parade of Homes in Alamos Sonora, Nov 30

Alamos is well known as the colonial jewel of Sonora, Mexico.  The Pueblo Magico of 15,000 residents offers a glimpse into it’s rich colonial past and lifestyle. Known for it’s conservation of the architecture from the 1800’s, when silver was king, the town is proud of its heritage and its future.  

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Cesar Chavez Movie Release April 4, 2014

Cesar Chavez movie posterMany of us from San Carlos participated in the making of this movie over a year ago. Most of the time this participation included driving to Hermosillo, or beyond, and long days on the set. I think every one of us would repeat the experience if asked.

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It’s a Boy

use for article.Spirit and Luna.“It’s a boy!”

Well, those may not have been the exact words that Astrid said as she helped to give birth to a foal last summer, but it was what she was thinking.

On July 8, 2012, a beautiful male foal with a soft chestnut brown coat and a small white diamond marking on his nose,

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MarinaTerra is World Margarita Champions 2013

Last week, MarinaTerra’s mixologists participated in the Tucson Culinary Festival and, for the 3rd year, won the World Margarita Championship, for their “Tetakawi Margarita”. Taste “the best margarita in the world” at Bar San Carlos — on Wednesdays, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, Margaritas are 2 for 1. Click here to read how to make the perfect margarita.

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To Stretch or Not to Stretch

I had to google it – SUPRASPINATUS TENDONITIS. It was my doctor’s diagnosis of my aching shoulder. What was worse…it would take months to heal and would keep me from my morning Zumba class and from playing any more pickleball – and I would probably miss the softball season as well.

Give your health a chance – Try the Diet of Hope

diet of hope anuncioWhat do too many cervezas, tacos, and tortilla chips add up to? Extra pounds you carry around which is hard on your heart and your body in general.

Obesity has become epidemic in our culture, and studies show that 66% of Americans are overweight or obese.

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Tired of tacos? Try something refreshingly new

Fresh co 1If you’re like me and crave a good, hearty salad every once in a while, then you’ll be happy to hear that Freshco Coffee & Salad is now open in San Carlos. Located in the Plaza las Palmas (by the CEA water company), this new restaurant is a healthy alternative to all the other rich meals you can enjoy in our beachside oasis.

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SBPA 2014 Calendars are here

sbpa calendarThe SBPA’s 2013 / 2014 calendars are now available. Help support a great cause and purchase your copy at Carmelita’s Nursery in the Ranchitos and the new Altered Tails Book Shoppe next door to Ruby Wine Bar. The Book Shoppe hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

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Weather App for Mexico

MeteoInfo - Android Apps on Google PlayThere is a new and free weather app from the Mexican National Weather Service, called MeteoInfo. It has interactive maps, 10 day forecasts and satellite images.

Download it from Google Play or iTunes.

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Filmed in San Carlos: Casi Treinta

Casi30“Casi Treinta” (Almost Thirty) tells the story of a group of 8 friends who are about to turn 30. The movie was filmed in San Carlos, Guaymas, Obregon and Hermosillo and will soon hit the theaters.

Watch the trailer

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Gas Wars: USA wins for gas; Mexico wins for diesel

paying for gas 2Ever wonder whether it is more economical to fill up your car in the US just before coming into Mexico, or to wait until you hit the Pemex at KM 21 and save a few pesos.
Well, the calculator has come out, the numbers have been crunched, and the results are in: US gas prices are CHEAPER than Mexico’s gas prices (unless your car or truck uses diesel —

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SBPAs Operation Altered Tails

SBPA LOGOOn October 1st the SBPA will celebrate our 18th year anniversary and we are launching a new initiative.

The Sociedad Benefactora Y Proteccion Animal De San Carlos (SBPA) is the official name of our Mexico Tax Exempt Corporation. We are not a rescue group, we do not have an animal shelter and we are not affiliated with any other local group,

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Fight Night: Meet Mexico’s El Canelo

Mayweather-vs-CaneloWith an impressive boxing record of 42 wins and 1 draw, Mexico’s Saul Alvarez is poised to win this Saturday’s fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against America’s Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

At 23 years of age, Alvarez has youth on his side, possesses tremendous skills inside the ring,

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Grim prospects for the National Men’s Soccer Team

mexico soccer menWill the reigning Olympic Champions, Mexican’s national men’s soccer team, make it into the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next year? The chances are slim, it seems. In the qualifying CONCACAF games played in Mexico City last week, the home team wasn’t very successful.

Last Friday,

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Hoop it up! Mexico’s National Basketball team

guaymas basketballWhile Mexico may not be known for its basketball prowess, the men’s national team is currently “whooping” it up in Caracas, Venezuela, holding onto 1st place in their grouping with only 1 loss. So far they have beaten Venezuela, Paraguay, and the Dominican Republic in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.

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Guaymas will be home port for 10 cruises

14 Cruises in 2014

64_guest_safari_voyager_smThis week, the Mayor, Otto Claussen, announced that 14 cruise ships will visit Guaymas in 2014. Starting July 5, 2014, Guaymas will be home port for 10 of the cruises. Un-Cruise Adventures is offering 7 and 14 night cruises in the Mar de Cortes in July,

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Real Estate Report: Q1 2013

real estate reportRising Real Estate Sales Continue Upward Climb in 1st Quarter of 2013.

In 2012, we saw real estate sales climb on average 40% from the previous year and it looks like 2013 will remain on this upward trend. The much improved US economy and the solid economic climate in Sonora are two key factors.

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San Carlos Pet Adoption: June 2013 Update

pet adoption center RomeoSix months into 2013, the volunteers of San Carlos Pet Adoption have assessed what we have accomplished for homeless and abandoned dogs and puppies. Although our physical facility is still in the planning stage, we are doing what we can with foster families for now. We have all fostered rescue dogs and puppies in our homes,

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Mexico City’s Volcano Rumbles to Life

Popocatepetl volcanoThe Popocatepetl volcano, 35 miles outside of Mexico City, sent plumes of ash and smoke into the air on Monday, June 16. Cenapred, which monitors the volcano, recorded the eruptions on its webcams. (photo courtesy of Cenapred)

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Guaymas in top 10 Small Cities of the Future

guaymas sonora cruise portGuaymas has been recognized by FDI Intelligence as a top 10 “small cities of the future” due to its positive business climate, including a number 2 ranking for cost effectiveness. FDI Intelligence, a prestigious international publication, tracks foreign direct investment around the globe. Read more (the link will download the pdf report from FDI Intelligence).

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