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Friday, July 15, 2011

Tourism office inaugurated on Tijuana's Avenida Revolución;
Tijuana Beer Fest opens

new state tourism office tijuanaGov. José Guadalupe Osuna Millán inaugurated a new state Office for Information and Tourist Assistance on Avenida Revolución between Second and Third streets in Tijuana on Thursday. The office was moved from its previous location closer to the San Ysidro border crossing. Story, Frontera. Story, El Mexicano. Jump page.

The new tourism office is just two blocks away from a city-run tourism office on the same street.

A meeting also was held Thursday on rejuvenating Avenida Revolución. Story, Frontera.

Meanwhile, the TJ Beer Fest on Revolución between Sixth and Eighth streets opened Friday and continues Saturday. Although it was supposed to open at noon, entry tickets were not sold for another hour, and then there was no beer to be had, as vendors were still setting up or were awaiting delivery of ice to cool down their kegs. Beer began to steadily flow around midafternoon, although at 5 p.m., the Agua Caliente brewery's booth still was not serving beer.

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The Chupacabras brew sold at the Cucapá beer stand seen in left photo was bitter, but good. Cucapá is made in Mexicali. At right, a large inflatable bottle of the Cerveza Tijuana brewery's Morena beer is moved into place along Avenida Revolución on Friday. An inflatable bottle of Guera was at the other end of the beer fest. El Mexicano reported that Cerveza Tijuana's beer now is going to be sold at Padre games at Petco Park.

Story, El Mexicano.

Wife of Jorge Hank Rhon travels
to Switzerland for medical treatment

María Elvia de Hank, wife of former Tijuana mayor and gambling magnate Jorge Hank Rhon, was to depart today for medical treatment in Switzerland. The mention came in Juanita Jiménez's "Jet Set Tijuanense" column in today's Frontera. There have been many reports of her poor health. María Elvia de Hank, who made an unsuccessful campaign to become mayor last year, also has been the subject of a photo essay by Yvonne Venegas. Venegas received her master of fine arts from the University of California San Diego in 2009. The essay won the 2010 Expression Photography Award sponsored by Magnum Photos and HP.