It is very sad for us to start the editorial with letting everyone know that our strongest pillar Sandra O’Hare has gone to be with Tom to a better place…Nothing can fill the emptiness we are all feeling after losing Sandy. We want to thank everyone who has messaged her daughter Lannette, son Robert and her brother Patrick, and emailed and called to give us their support. Sandy believed in Rocky Point, she lived to promote our city like no one else, she loved Peñasco and lived here for over 28 years, and it was her home. We will continue with her work the best we can and we will work hard like she taught us to make her proud. We love you SANDY!! <3

July is here, and we are half way thru the year, everyone begins this month by celebrating the 4th of July, and like every year, we received thousands of tourists. June was pretty busy too and that’s excellent for Peñasco’s economy. I probably see a lot of you on the street, as most of the day I am driving all over town, I think I drive around the city more than a taxi cab (And yes, I am working lol) You know right away when it’s going to be a busy weekend, how? The line to get into Old Port, we don’t have a big enough Malecon, I think we have to make it bigger to keep up with the visitors.

Good news for everyone that used to hang out at Manny’s Beach Club, it’s back OPEN! For everyone that has always wanted to go there, it’s located in the Mirador area, you really can’t miss it as they now have big new signs. Lots of people saw our facebook posts and saw the video and photos we posted of the re-opening, it was really cool seeing it back alive again and seeing Manny so happy was even better. We think there were hundreds of people. Manny’s was the place to go back in the day, this is where everyone would hang out and party hard every spring break and Semana Santa, along with the Pink Cadillac. A few generations got to enjoy it and now we will see more of that happening. We want to thank Manny Sr., Jerry and Jorge Gaona and Shayna for making history and making this possible. We are happy tourism is coming back like before and we are happy the Mirador is getting the much attention it needed.

I am happy to let everyone know that we will now have the EAT’s column in the paper every month, Lannette, suggested that since I love to eat and try out new places around town, that I should start writing about my experiences. I think I will try to squeeze in 2 or 3 restaurants at a time with a few photos so you can see the main courses, appetizers, and desserts. I will begin this month and hopefully you will all enjoy it. If you have a suggestion or you wish me to visit a new place, please feel free to post on the RPTIMES facebook or send us an email at

In the last editorial, I told you a bit about the Caborca agriculture, grapes and asparagus are the main things grown there. I know this is not about Peñasco, but I like to tell people about places and things and my objective is that people know what surrounds Peñasco.

This month is the 7th Annual Las Vegas Night for Charity, hope to see everyone there, it’s done every year and it’s one of the funest events in town, so if you are in town, come join us, have fun and help out the different charity associations. Another fun event happening this year is the Mexican Luau at the Satisfied Frog, they will have a contest, food and drink specials and of course lots of prizes. The event starts at 4pm, so you can have some fun and the Frog and the head out to the Las Vegas Night at the Sonoran Sky at 7pm.

That’s it for this month, we would like to wish everyone a safe happy summer, stay cool, have a cold cerveza and enjoy our paradise…