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Tuesday, October 31, 2006 8:23 AM

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!

Even though Halloween is tonight and you're running out of time, it's not too late to Carve Your Own Pumpkin Online!

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Reminder: Halloween Party at The Sandbar in Pescadero Tonight!


Intensive Spanish course at the Cultural Center in Todos Santos across from the bank. Total immersion Berlitz Method. 20 lessons starting Nov.13 thru Dec.8. Contact Guillermo at g_bueron (-at-) yahoo.com  or call 145-0119 for more info.
El Tecolote Bookstore will trade you USED BOOKS for coconuts. Hope you'll bring yours in.  Also, I have just added 80 new titles to my DVD rental collection, and am selling many of the older titles.  Janet
RE: FLU SHOTS

Was told Saturday that the clinic in Pescadero will be offering free flu shots.  Second hand info but if you want "the rest of the story" let me know. - Bob

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The Centro de Salud in Todos offers flu shots...be aware these may not be the same as what is used in the US...my infant was given the liquid polio vaccine (drops) which is no longer used up there...and they dispensed it holding the entire bottle of liquid polio over his open mouth...one time he got three drops instead of the correct dosage (two). -Francesca


ASUPMATOMA's TURTLE PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO ROCK

Thanks to all the volunteer that made this season happen, late but productive, 54 nests, 5600 eggs, potentially 5400+ baby turtles to release. We're waiting patiently for the first nests to hatch, will be checking all day Monday and Tuesday.

The Future Biologists worked hard last week on a clean-up campaign around the nursery in La Tunas. Congratulations La Tunas residents, your beach is very clean, we did find one clandestine garbage dump on the dune, which will be restored over the next few weeks. Lots of small particles of plastic and Styrofoam were picked up.

Sign Painting this week: We have been given plywood and paint by SEMARNAT/CONANP as part of their turtle conservation program, but we need help painting don't drive on the beach sign/turtle nesting area signs. We'll be working at the DIF building Tuesday October 31st and Thursday November 2nd, 3-5pm, unless there are turtles to release then we'll be at the nursery.

After a brief meeting with ASUPMATOMA's founder and President, Rene Pinal, I've been given the go ahead to strengthen ASUPMATOMA's presence in Todos Santos and I need your help. Talk to your neighbors about our work, attend a turtle release, help paint a sign, join our motor free beach campaign (more on this one soon) Our success depends on your participation and spreading of our message, "Todos Santos cares about protecting turtles." Come to our next meeting November 8th, 6:00pm, Surf Shop/Turtle headquarters, calle Rangel y Degollado near Miguel's restaurant. Thank you, Patricia Baum, coordinator, ASUPMATOMA AC, Todo Santos, 145.0882 or email temapaty1 (-at-) hotmail.com
Looking for short board to trade for coconuts or even 3wk rental for my son. - Tom,  tcarr10329 (-at-) aol.com
Palapa Roof vs. Birds. Has anyone had any success in permanently removing birds and their nest from under a palapa roof? We have tried many approaches with no success and the little darlings are causing our new paint to peel off. Any suggestions welcome at madwkrtodos (-at-) yahoo.com (or send them to the BWU)
Car Rentals in Todos Santos Hello, I am wondering if it is possible to rent a car in Todos Santos. I've heard a rumor that there was, so if anyone knows please let me know. I was planning on driving to TS, but would like to know other options if we decide to fly instead. Don't really want to rent a car for a month, sooo, what are my options? - Gail Guerrero & Michael Fisher (Fisherrero)
Dentists in La Paz Anyone know of a good dentist in La Paz for caps or root canals?  - sasinbaja (-at-) yahoo.com (or send them to the BWU)
Watch Batteries Thanks to everyone with their helpful suggestions as to where to get a watch battery replaced. I did go to La Paz Monday and went to one-of-many watch stores on 16th de Septiembre. It cost 40 pesos per watch and only took minutes. I have heard of one possible place here in Todos Santos and, if it's true, I'll let you know. -- Debra
Does anyone have or know of regional organic products/producers? Apart from Gabriel and Kitzia's farm and the San Jose Saturday organic markets? Honey, herbs, cheeses (cow and goat), free range chickens and eggs, olives, dates, fresh figs, fruits, vegetables, fresh tofu, baked goods, etc. Drop me a line at mail (-at-) sabrinalear.com or call cell  (624) 128-1317, thanks.

(Courtesy, Baja Pony Express)

Mitzie, another charming resident of Todos Santos's first cat refuge, Kitty Heaven, is looking for a loving home. She's been spayed, had her shots and is good to go. Mitzie is a very tidy girl who prefers the company of people to other cats. Just let me know if you'd like to visit her and the other residents of Kitty Heaven. -- Debra (-at-) BajaRescue.com
 
For more information about how you can help or adopt a needy dog or cat in our area, please visit the El Refugio Website.
Hi....I am looking for a nanny, or childcare group in Todos Santos or even Cabo...My son is 2 and would love to have a play group. - Maya Padilla 135-5219, or email me at: mayacabomil (-at-) yahoo.com