On July 14, 2007, Alfonso Arambula donated one of his famous lizard sculptures to Centro Cultural Profe. Nestor Agundez. There was a small ceremony marking the donation and then Alfonso (who is also an opera singer) performed for the people who gathered for the ceremony. Todos Santos’ own Heriberto Parra Hake joined in the singing and they did several duets, including “I Did It My Way”, a tune made famous by Frank Sinatra. After the performance, there was a cocktail party at La Galera art gallery where Alfonso’s art was on display.
That’s Alfonso in the middle, Perla on the right and Elsa de la Paz Esquivel Amador (Directora del Instituto Sudcaliforniano de Cultura) on the left.
The donated metal lizard sculpture.
Notice El Calendario in Perla’s left hand! Don’t leave home without it.
The crowd stands in awe!
That’s Profe. Nestor standing by Alfonso.
Heriberto Parra joins the group with a certificate for Alfonso.
The singing begins.
They did it their way!
Reception at La Galera art gallery.
Alfonso and his daughter.
Alfonso and Profe. Nestor.
Last night at the Sandbar, Jimmy from Cabo Extreme told me that the plan is to have these surf/bikini contests every month at Los Cerritos. He said the prize money would be reduced (but still sizable.) My pal Coach was there on Saturday for the bikini contest and he said it was well attended but not really packed and that is was a good time, with live music and other distractions. If the contests continue, surely they will be packed in the busy months of the tourist season, i.e. December – April.
The turtle nursery at Las Tunas beach is nearly full. Each nest hold about 100 eggs and it appears there are close to 100 nests, i.e. 10,000 eggs. Yesterday, October 1, the first batch of eggs hatched and 93 little turtles were released into the wild around sunset. I only learned about it this morning during my beach walk. There may be more hatchlings to release this evening and if so, I hope to photograph the release.
The nighttime runs to retrieve eggs are not going to stop just because eggs are hatching. They will continue until the egg laying season is over.