Charity supports kids with music fest


In the small town of Rosarito, Mexico a group of Americans have started a blues festival.  They say it’s all to help kids better their future.

The 4th Annual Baja Blues Fest kicks off over the coming three day weekend.  Six bands from the U.S. and Mexico will rock it out on the beach at the Rosarito Beach Hotel.

Organizers say in past years they have raised more than $45,000 to give to four non-profit charities.  It helps orphanages, local libraries, and kids thrive at school.  They also say local venders have profited from the event making about $60,000.

While 14,000 Americans live in the Rosarito area, event planners say everyone is welcome to party for a great cause.


Aug. 21- 23

Rosarito Beach Resort & Hotel

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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