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Baja Western Onion - News For The Left Coast of Baja California Sur Sunday, February 11, 2007

FINAL FUR BALL ANNOUNCEMENT - Doors open today, Sunday, at 3 p.m. for the Fifth Annual Fur Ball and Art Auction at Canada del Diablo. The auction of more than one dozen beautiful paintings and artwork will begin at 4:15 PM and last approximately one hour. The no-host bar will feature mixed drinks, beer, wine and, this year, champagne (until it's gone). Hors 'd oeuvres will also be served during the earlier part of the event.
Among the items most recently submitted is a sketch by Michael Cope's "Dos Cuervos en Vuelo." The work carries a gallery price of $750; bidding will begin at $250. >>> 
<<< Also on the auction block will be Erick Ochoa's "Mujer." The oil carries a gallery price of $1,000; bidding begins at $350. Both pieces are unframed.
The raffle, which features jewelry, artwork, gift certificates and stays in beautiful local casitas, will be held following dinner and before the dance music begins. Raffle tickets are $1 each and will be sold during the Fur Ball. Raffle participants need not be present to win.  Barbecued chicken, chili, salad and bread will be served early evening (approximately 6 p.m.). Dance music will begin at around 7:30 p.m.
The event is a benefit for the animals of Todos Santos/spay & neuter clinic.  Tickets are available at El Tecolote Bookstore, Canada del Diablo, Maya Roca Real Estate and at the door.

DIRT BIKES - Need a new home for 2 STROKE KTM 85SX 2004 and a 4 STROKE YAMAHA TTR125 2002...BOTH IN GREAT CONDITION. CALL 624 144 5057 or email Kamala38 [-at-]  

RIDE NEEDED TO AIRPORT FROM TODOS SANTOS FEB 15 - Looking for a ride to SJD airport on Thursday, 15 February, to catch a 3.00p flight. One person, will chip in for gas.Thanks! - Sheryl Reily, smreily [-at-], Skype: +1 805.624.6360

RIDE NEEDED FROM AIRPORT TO TODOS SANTOS FEB 15 - Hi! I am looking for a ride and would be happy to make it worth while. Arrive at 2:40 pm on Delta. Thanks, Aldo - Alan (aldo) Cooper, tropic.aldo [-at-], 406-549-6767 US

DOG SITTING/TRAINING SERVICE - Experienced and dog-loving individual willing to look after/train your animals while you are away.. Michael, MichaelMorel1973 [-at-], 612.118.3649

DRIVING NORTH IN MARCH - I am going north in March. The idea of driving would be more likely to win out over flying if there is someone who wants to share the drive up and back. Or one who wants to go north (I go to the San Francisco Bay Area) and another who wants to come back south. My time frame is March, thinking total round trip of 2 weeks. The exact dates are a bit flexible. Since I will need to book the flight soon (if I'm flying), I encourage interested parties to contact me soon. - Jane Sipe, jasi57 [-at-], 044-612-151-7026

EZRA KATZ, WORKSHOP PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING - 4 day plein air painting workshop with Ezra Katz, February 15 to 18, lots of demonstrations, lots of painting, lots of fun. For more info, talk to Frieda [-at-] the gallery, or send e-mail... - Frieda Lamote, friedalamote [-at-], 044 612 137 34 73

1999 FORD EXPLORER XLT - For Trade: 4door, 4wheel Drive 4.0L V6, White exterior with grey leather interior in excellent condition, AC and rear air, Power Steering, door locks and windows, keyless entry, CD and cassette, tilt, cruise, roof rack, privacy glass, running boards and alloy wheels. Near new tires and brakes. 125,000 miles. - Jeff Armstrong, totemjunior [-at-], 624-1410159

NEED DENTIST - Does anyone in TS have a dentist that they can highly recommend either here, LaPaz or Cabo? Would love a name & phone number if possible for chipped molar.
Gracias! - Kathie, mcdirt [-at-], 145-0399

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL BLOOD DONORS - There are many requirements and restrictions before you can donate at the hospital in La Paz. Following is my translation of each of the six REQUISITES PARA DONADORES.
Weight minimum 50 kg
Height minimum 1.50 meters
Age 18 to 65 years
Last donation at least 45 days ago
No alcoholic drinks in the last 48 hours
No cavities
Maximum three pregnancies
Have slept a minimum of 6 hours consecutively
Fasted for 4 hours
Genital herpes
Cancer or Diabetes
Heterosexual promiscuity
Prostitution (men or women)
Blood donations for pay
Users of inject drugs
Hepatitis at any time in life
Malaria in the last 5 years
Diseases of the heart (heart attack, heart failure, hypotension, epilepsy or convulsions)
Problems or symptoms of throat infection, diarrhea, fever
If you are taking medications
Women during menstrual periods ( 7 days before or 7 days after)
If you are pregnant , lactating or recently in labor (6 months)
Have allergies to food or medicines
Syphilis or Gonorrhea
Contact with someone ill with hepatitis
Application of gamma globulin
Tattoos, acupuncture, diverse body perforations ( 2 years)
Blood transfusions or derivations of blood
Organ transplant
Vaccination against rabies
Major surgery
Minor surgery
Dental treatment (2 months)
Vaccination for smallpox, polio, measles, hepatitis, rubella (German measles) or tetanus

RESTAURANT REVIEW  -  Nayo's Secret Garden - Out in the beautiful barrio of Las Brisas - on the way to Las Tunas on the Las Playitas Road - there is a wonderful hidden garden cafe called Nayo's Secret Garden - just past El Sol II on the same side of the road.
Here you can have breakfast or lunch any day except Sunday and Monday.  They are open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m and have a varied menu - all of which is excellent.   They grow the lettuce and other vegetables right there --wonderful green papaya salad made from their own papayas - and you can even have hotcakes.  I think their vegetarian tostadas are excellent as are the chicken tamales.   I have been told that they make a salad with beef that is terrific.  And you can order things to go in small or large quantities.  (Best to plan ahead for large quantities.)  And you can buy organic chickens while you are there.  Prices are very reasonable - chicken tamales are 15 pesos each, lunch for two is around 150 pesos including beverages.  Maryann
Reminder:  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to send in restaurant and cafe reviews. - Editor

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