Messages for the Community

Winter Shelter


In a humane gesture for our society, on November 30th, the local organization Volunteers Without Limits AC, headed by its president Kyle Crawford, with the collaboration of peers who want to help the local homeless population, initiated the set up of a winter shelter for people in need. We would like to recognize the humanitarian gesture from Isabel Avila and Samuel Gonzalez, owners of the building that will be used for this cause during the period of intense cold in San Felipe.


Martin Romo from San Felipe United wants to recognize this big push made by a segment of our society in a united and loving way to help our fellow citizens in need, extending his gratitude to Jonathan Cabrales, Brenda Benitez, Kyle Crawford, Paty Orozco, Bill and Guadalupe Sprawling.


All of you whom might have the willingness to donate blankets, sheets, pillows, sleeping bags as well as toilet paper, shampoo and soap, or who might want to directly collaborate are invited and welcomed.




Please contact Volunteers Without Limits AC or Martín Romo for more details.

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This information was provided by San Felipe United.

San Felipe Security Update

With the goal of speeding up the install of an all purpose federal prosecution office in San Felipe and to strengthen the local security strategy, civil and military authorities and representatives of private enterprise meet the morning of Friday September 18 at the San Felipe Marina Resort & Spa Hotel represented by Arnulfo Zárate, were several agreements and commitments were reached.




During the meeting it was clarified that it is vital that the federal prosecution office for San Felipe, currently located in the city of Mexicali, is transferred immediately and permanently to the port, for which it is required a joining effort between the 3 levels of government, the private sector and organizations of various kinds. San Felipe Security Update




For this reason during the meeting a letter request to the governor of Baja California was signed by all participants asking to soon make it possible to bring this important component and finally have a comprehensive and effective security strategy serving San Felipe.




Currently integrating  federal legal cases and lifting testimonies becomes very difficult because all matters move to Mexicali, where effectiveness often is lost for reasons of various kinds.

During the meeting it was recognized that not only the high unemployment rate is the factor that motivates criminal actions. In San Felipe, as in many other parts of the country; organized crime, taking advantage of the many existing prohibitions and legal gaps, has created a culture of lawlessness and antivalues that have a direct bearing on society. Role models offered to today’s youth, have great influence of narco mafias; so many young people, instead of following productive lifestyles within the law, aspire to become part of the organized crime, attracted by the myth of instant riches, access to weapons, vehicles and a long negative etcetera.

The Mexican Navy in San Felipe, has been given the task of establishing dissuasive actions to remind thugs is time to give up to their impunity and controls of the black market in town. It was noted that, although the lack of resources coming from the  federation has been an obstacle for speeding up certain actions, gradually the situation is changing in San Felipe for the good.

The sub-police station in San Felipe under new leadership, is working in three shifts in coordinated action with the Ministry of Defense, the Mexican Navy and the PGJE. This coordination is already paying off and now seeks to work hand in hand with the citizens.

A judicial police representative commented that a new culture of positive values ​​should be promoted among local children and youth as a primary prevention tool for risk behaviors and to overcome involvement in anti social activities. San Felipe Security Update

In the meeting it was announced results are showing in all key security areas, but much remains to be done. Thanks to the Navy’s military actions, poaching is completely going down and this directly lowers local crime statistics. The number of arrests has increased according to the PGR and big changes are on the way due to the implementation of the new system of justice. Reverting the decadent culture of organized crime will be paramount.

As Sanfelipenses we have to realize that the eyes of the world are watching what happens here; we also need to realize that there is great value in preserving the natural resources of this unique place in the world and we must defend and care for it as the treasure it is.

Participants to the meeting are personnel belonging to the following institutions of the three branches of government, the private sector and public bodies: Attorney-General of the State of Baja California, Navy Department, Secretariat of National Defense, Public Ministry of San Felipe, Baja California state police, Federal Electricity Commission, Government of Mexicali – San Felipe Delegation, Aldermen of the City of Mexicali, El Dorado Ranch, and the Economic Development Council of San Felipe.

Held in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Friday 18 September 2015 Photos and text by Luis Almodóvar for

San Felipe Security Update




Spay Neuter Clinic


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Spay neuter clinic to be held Sunday, October 18th   8 am – 3 pm

and Monday, October 19th  8 am – 3 pm

Cost for local Mexicans 150 pesos
American and Canadian  $25.00 or 400 pesos

For appointment call: Judy    686-233-8872 or

Play It Again Segunda
381 Ave. Mar de Cortez  #3
Near El Cortez Hotel entrance

Please bring animals on a leash and DO NOT feed them after midnight

Why Spay and Neuter
One litter of kittens can create 420,000 unwanted cats in 6 years
One litter of puppies can create 67,000 unwanted dogs in 7 years

A Great Taco – Inspired by San Felipe!

Look familiar?

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If you live in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah or Colorado, you may have had a little taste of San Felipe without even knowing it. The Rubio’s restaurant chain, was inspired by a San Felipe taco, literally. The chain’s founder, Ralph Rubio visited our seaside town back in 1974, when he was a student at San Diego State, and made the fantastic choice of San Felipe as a spring break getaway.A Great Taco – Inspired by San Felipe!

A Great Taco – Inspired by San Felipe!

It was here that he picked up a fresh-from-the-Sea-of-Cortez fish taco, en-robed in a soft, warm tortilla and adorned with fresh salsa, lime juice, mayo and crisp cabbage, took a bite out of it and found his life forever changed. That may be a little dramatic, but it’s true that he returned home with taco fever. On a later trip to San Felo, he made sure to pick up a recipe for a delicious taco de pescado, and the dream to open up a fish taco restaurant continued to grow. In 1983, he and his dad bought an old restaurant and the first Rubio’s Fish Tacos was born, bringing a taste of San Felipe to San Diego.

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A Great Taco – Inspired by San Felipe!

Nowadays, the chain has grown to a huge scale, and you may well have had your first fish taco at a Rubio’s. However, there’s still nothing like the original, so make sure that you order up a plate of fresh fish tacos at one of San Felipe’s many little taco stands or restaurants on your next visit!

A Great Taco – Inspired by San Felipe!

Mercury and Cyanide Not Detected in Local Sea Water

Due to a recent wave of uninformed opinions about the alleged pollutants from the mine into our local sea water; San Felipe Salt Company added Mercury and Cyanide to their regular analysis request at the certified laboratory Midwest Laboratories.
 In the words of Bob MacDonald “The reason for adding those to the testing was only to verify that our products are not contaminated in any way.  San Felipe Salt is a Gourmet Sea Salt and distributed through out the world. Magnesium Oil PLUS is used by people as a mineral supplement and pain reliever, and the OSM products are used in agriculture as OMRI  – Certified Organic agricultural mineral supplements for crops and livestock.”
Click the following link to see lab results: Lab Report- Mercury Cyanide Redacted071015
Mercury and Cyanide Not Detected in Local Sea Water


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