first_imgMexicali is a winter sunspot just across the border from California’s Imperial Valley. Mexicali, the seat of government for Baja California, is unique among border cities in that its size and economic strength are not the result of proximity to the United States or tourism. The hub of a major agricultural region, it offers hundreds of stores, shops and a metropolitan night life. Many visitors to Yuma can enjoy a short trip across the border to Mexico. U.S. citizens need to present a passport, passport card, enhanced driver’s license or Trusted Traveler Program card. For children 16 and under, a copy of their birth certificate is all that is necessary. For more information on border crossing requirements, visit military personnel must check with their unit for the command’s latest policy before traveling to Mexico.San Luis, south of Yuma on Highway 95, is the largest city along the border in Sonora, Mexico. Shopping holds a special appeal for most visitors. It is recommended that visitors park on the U.S. side and walk into Mexico.Los Algodones, approximately 7 miles to the west, is the closest Mexican town to Yuma. Take Interstate 8 west to the Algodones/Andrade exit and proceed south for approximately 2 miles. Los Algodones is a good place to enjoy lunch and limited shopping. Again, park and walk across the border.El Golfo Santa Clara, located 90 miles south of San Luis, draws large holiday crowds, which converge to ride all-terrain vehicles on the seemingly endless beaches and camp under the stars near the Sea of Cortez. Accommodations are very limited, with beach camping recommended for the experienced. Street signs mark the way along the two-and-a-half-hour drive. Americans are advised to buy Mexican auto insurance and carry bottled water.last_img read more

Monday Takeaways | UK’s Boom under scrutiny

first_imgRedshirt freshman quarterback Drew Barker, sophomore wide receiver Dorian Baker and redshirt freshman defensive lineman Tymere Dubose were questioned by police for their role in a Richmond bar fight in January that sent EKU center Colton Scurry to the hospital. No charges were filed from the incident, and the Richmond police’s report characterized Scurry as the aggressor. In a separate incident shortly after the fight, surveillance video in an EKU dorm caught Colonels defensive lineman Patrick Graffree, a former UK player, walk into the lobby and punch Barker in the head.Scurry and Graffree were suspended indefinitely after video of the incidents were released during spring practice but were reinstated to the EKU roster before the season. Any punishment for UK players from the incident was handled internally.C.J. Johnson named SEC Defensive Lineman of the WeekSenior defensive tackle C.J. Johnson was honored for his work in place of injured starter Regie Meant against Missouri by being named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week Monday.“There’s a perfect example of a guy I’m very proud of the effort he had,” Stoops said. “He’s come a long way.”By halftime against Missouri Johnson had set a career high with seven tackles. He finished the game with 11 tackles and one-half sack. In his last two games Johnson has totaled 17 tackles, one sack and a blocked kick. In his 13 previous games at Kentucky, Johnson had totaled 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks.Barker to play against EKUStoops wanted to get Drew Barker at least a couple series earlier this season but has yet to find the right situation for his backup quarterback to play. Barker will play at some point against Eastern Kentucky, Stoops said. Mark Stoops previews EKU – from Mark Stoops weekly press conferenceLEXINGTON, Ky. — Quick takeaways from Mark Stoops’ Monday news conference:Kentucky running back Stanley Williams runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won the game 21-13.Kentucky running back Stanley Williams runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won the game 21-13.Williams under scrutinySome UK fans have voiced displeasure about the response of star running back Stanley “Boom” Williams to not being on the field as Kentucky clinched a win over Missouri, and on Monday junior Jojo Kemp, who led UK with 13 carries for 66 yards against the Tigers, was listed first on the depth chart ahead of Williams.Stoops declined to comment on any possible issue with Williams’ demeanor on the sideline until he could meet with Williams Monday afternoon. Asked if Williams’ blocking was the cause of his stint on the sideline late against Missouri, Stoops said that was not the issue.As to whether there is a different issue keeping Williams on the sideline, Stoops said he needed to meet with Williams first.Kemp into top RB spot in updated UK depth chartFight back in the newsStoops plans to address any fallout from the January bar fight involving several of his players and EKU players at the beginning of the week.“We’ve got to move on,” Stoops said.“I’ll have no tolerance for anything off the field, any talk, all the BS,” Stoops added. “I don’t want to have anything to do with that.”Sign up to get more like this free in your inboxlast_img read more