Sunday, March 23, 2008

News and Events

Eco Cafe Announcement - Our scheduled speaker for March 25th, Jesus Santana, is unfortunately unable to appear that evening; therefore, we regret we will have to cancel this Tuesday's Eco Café. We hope to be able to reschedule Senor Santana another time to share the historic Santana Family photos. See you again April 1st for Sergio Jauregui's presentation on the Sierra La Laguna. - Wendy Rains, wendy [-at-]

"Jammin For The Animals" Update: - We're pleased to announce that we've already received commitments to perform by the very talented Jazz Violinist and Guitarist, Daniel Siqueiros, Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Tracy Monk Durland, and (of course) members of our own quartet, En Medio Del Ritmo. We will announce other artists throughout the week.

Since "Jammin For The Animals" is a non-profit fund raiser, we spent some time thinking about what to charge. We wanted to make it very affordable for everyone, yet still make a little money for El Refugio. We're pleased to announce that tickets will go on sale Monday for only $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. We think that's a bargain for a day full of good music while helping out for a good cause. We'll also be serving free snacks and goodies, and the bar will be open for beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks. Tickets will be available at El Tecolote Book Store, Maya Roca Realty, La Cañada Del Diablo, and from Maryanne Douglas and me.

We're still looking to hear from musicians, groups, singers and entertainers of all varieties and skill levels so we can plan the line up for the event. We're also looking for volunteers to help with the event. To add your name to the list, or if you have questions or special needs for setup or backup, please call or e mail me as soon as possible. - Alan, alan [-at-], 612 117 0484.

"Jammin For The Animals" will be held on Sunday, March 30 at La Cañada Del Diablo in Todos Santos, starting at 3 PM. Proceeds will be used to help Mariposa and Memo at the El Refugio Animal Rescue in Pescadero to buy dog food for their "kids." Our thanks to everyone for helping to make this happen on such short notice.

Comments, Questions and Answers

Article Missing From Clothing Exchange - There was a yellow gold piece of fabric on the end of the bed in the room where women were trying on clothes. It is a weaving I just brought back from Guatemala. I have a feeling it might have gotten mixed up with someones clothes. If you have it, could you please, please return it. Thanks so much. - Janna Kinkade, jannakin [-at-], 145-0716

Dry Toilet Workshop - Looking for the people who were giving the workshop on DRY TOILET Lost the number...anyone remember that ad awhile back? - Vivian Kumjian, Kamala38 [-at-], San Jose Del Cabo

Absentee Voting - I got one package of material to register absentee voters from Mary Cody, and another year I may have gotten material from the Democrats Abroad organization in Guadalajara. Query them for more info. - Lee Moore, bajalee [-at-], 122 8694

Volunteer Needed For La Poza Signs - I need to find a person or two to help me install a heavy, metal sign at the end of La Cachora road. I have received permission to place the sign, I just don't have the manpower to dig the hole and mix the cement. The sign is bilingual and warns of the danger of La Poza breaking open, and also of the danger of the waves. Any volunteers? Thanks! - Serena Saltzman, brentserena [-at-] gmail, 612 13 28913 movistar, Todos Santos

What are the Regulations? - Sylvia wrote: "For any construction that is occurring now on ocean front property the process began long before the latest changes in the limitations and was approved before those changes." What are the regulations governing the construction occurring now? Past postings in the Onion asking that violations be reported to PROFEPA are meaningless if the regulations are a secret. - Robert Brown, robert.garth.brown [-at-], Todos Santos

Attention Victim Of Crimes !! - Yesterday I spoke to the new Comandante at the Todos Santos Policia Minesterial regarding all the robberies taking place in our vicinity. According to him recently there was a "witch hunt" to get him and to make him look bad. He said someone (without getting too specific) had an announcement on those car-speaker rigs broadcasting that he's not doing his job. He also mentioned that 2-3 town meetings were held to clarify the issues, and that most of the items robbed were returned to their legal owners, after they caught the robbers (mostly coming from the mainland).

I sure don't want to get involved in the "he said and then she said" game. I just want to help those victims of crimes by reporting their incident to me, if you wish, and I'll relay it to the Comandante for fast action and results. The main message the Comandante has for all of us is: "Keep your house and car windows and doors locked when you are not there. Prevention is the best defense, don't tempt the crooks!!" - Bill Herrera, bill [-at-], 044-612-132-4710, Pescadero

RE: Burglaries - I want to pass along that one of the recent victims of a burglary had posted a reward for the return of their stolen items. In short order, the police showed up at the door with the stolen goods. They had apprehended the perps, knew about the reward, and were happy to collect it. Draw your own conclusions but it certainly can't hurt to post a reward to try and get your stuff back. - Alan

Tree Trimmer Needed - I have many trees on my property that are in desperate need of pruning. I need to hire someone with a chain saw. Can anyone recommend someone who can do the job for me? Thanks, Barbara Fleming, mangosts [-at-], 145 0451, Todos Santos

Direct Flights to Puerto Vallarta - In answer to the posting about direct flights to Puerto Vallarta, there are none. But my wife and I flew on Aereocalafia from the Cabo San Lucas airport with one quick stop in Mazatlan to drop/pickup passengers, then on to Puerto Vallarta. It's a very well-maintained and clean, albeit a bit tight, 12-seat Cessna Caraban. They have an office in Hotel Tesoro and it's a totally professional operation. Hope this helps, Phil

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Restaurant and Food News

Great Fried Fish At Mi Costa - We got our fried fish at Mi Costa at the top of the hill on Militar right in Todos Santos. Wonderful! Breaded and deep fried or, better yet, fried in butter with garlic. So good. Excellent service, great palapa and cold beer. - Daniel & Ellen Siqueiros, daniel [-at-], 612-145-0141, Todos Santos

Great Food In Los Barriles - Hungry for the best Mexican meal around? Come to Maria's on Saturday nights for an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Mexican buffet. Maria serves up her delicious tacos, tostadas, rice, beans, guacamole, salsas and a variety of other delicacies. All with fresh tortillas in a great family atmosphere. Only $13 U.S.!!! No need for reservations - just come on down - look for all the signs Luis' has been busy posting or take the "Y" up the hill from Barrilitos once you turn left on the main road through town. Or call for directions 624.141.0511 or email janel91436 [-at-] - Janel Faraci, 624.137.0686, Los Barriles

Health Food Store in La Paz - El Quinto Sol is on Belisario Dominguez at the corner of Independencia in the centre of La Paz. It's a restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and supper) that also stocks a range of health food products, including excellent granola and yogurt. (from Roz in La Paz)

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Rides Needed/Available

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Pet Corner

I Need A Loving Home! - Adorable fluffy white female pup, rescued and spayed, probably 5 months old, needs a good home. Please contact - Wendy Rains, wendy [-at-], 612 140 1672

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Refrigerator For Sale! - Used 6 cubic foot fridge- propane-120v and 12v $750.00 U.S. Contact Pat Dodd at 612 145-0715 in Las Brisas 1/2 kilometer past the Sol ll market. - Pat Dodd, patriciododd [-at-],Todos Santos

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Vehicles for Sale

1999 Suburban Lt 1500 4WD - Loaded with everything. Automatic, V8 5.7L, used only 1/2 L oil from Portland, 146,000 miles. Body and interior are in excellent condition. AC and rear AC, Power Steering, Door Locks, Windows, Tilt and Cruise, CD and Premium sound, Grey Leather interior, Third Seat, Roof Rack, Privacy Glass, Towing Package, and Alloy Wheels. Newer Tires. I am the second owner. It also comes with almost one year of insurance. White with tan below trim line. 7500 clams or abalones, Valued at Kelley Blue Book Private Party Sale in Good Condition less $700. In Los Barriles totemjunior [-at-] 624 1410159 or from the US our Vonage phone is 971-223-5619. - Jeff Armstrong, totemjunior [-at-], 624-14-10159, Los Barriles

27 Foot Trailer - I'm selling a 27 foot toyhauler trailer. It has two queen beds AC, Gen, microwave am/fm/cd. It would make a great temporary house while you're building or even a temporary house. I am asking $8000 but I'm motivated. Make me an offer. Contact Greg or Katie at 612-134-5357 or email ktgt1991 [-at-], Pescadero

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Real Estate & Rentals Available / Needed

Olabrisa - Good News! - Live and work in a beautiful, safe, eco-community in Las Tunas. Lighten your carbon footprint while enjoying all the best that beachside living in Todos Santos has to offer. Lush edible landscaping, great neighborhood amenities with spectacular views, gathering places for seminars and to be with good friends. Check us out on the web at - Elise Van Enoo, vev [-at-], 805-688-0312, Todos Santos

Looking For A Lot - Need a view lot in El Pescadero on the hill overlooking the huerta. - Robert Raciti, robertincabo [-at-], 612-149-7188, Pescadero

Artist's Gallery/Home For Sale - New on the market. Downtown location, just 1.5 blocks from the book store. Lots of comfortable exterior living on covered and shaded contiguous patios leading to the pool. Patio design includes dining area, lounging area and entertaining area. Well decorated One bedroom, 1 bath, studio, living/dining with/ half wall division to kitchen, creating a spacious, naturally lighted, flowing interior. Beautifully landscaped and tended mature tropical garden, as well as a multitude of potted plants decorating the patios. Walled and fenced for privacy. Off street parking. Currently artist's home and studio. Priced to sell. - Dale Townsend, milagrodale [-at-],, 145-0219, Todos Santos

Casa Tamerindo - 2 lovely casitas, for sale, fully furnished, beautiful mature landscaping and gardens, upper deck overlooks San Pedrito beach , which is within a 5 minute walk, outdoor shower and a basketball court. $259,000 U.S.- Peggy Reedy, peggyreedy [-at-], www.milagrorealestate, 530 5874872, Pescadero

Pescadero Oceanview Property - I'm selling 1783 meters. The property is located 300 meters from the beach with direct beach access. There is electricity and water nearby. I'm asking 110K but I am motivated. Contact Greg or Katie 612-134-5357 or email at ktgt1991 [-at-] - , ktgt1991 [-at-], 612-134-5357, Todos Santos

Want To Manage House In Baja - Hi, my name is Adolfo Coronado Torres. I graduated in tourism management, 28 years old, married, about to become a father in July. It's a BOY!!! I am working as a training and development manager in Food and Beverages at ME by Melia Cabo, been there for a year, a very productive year for me. I'm interested in managing a house near Cabo to make extra income for me and Sasha my wife, and Adolfo JR!! Very professional, service oriented, like to assist attitude. Best Regards. - Adolfo Coronado, fydayb [-at-], 625 15 60 369, Cabo San Lucas

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Commercial Section (Please tell our Advertisers you saw them in the Baja Western Onion)

Accommodations In Los Barriles - We have four ultra-luxurious villas at the Palmas de Cortez for rent!! Choose between a one-bedroom or three studio villas (two are connected) for a very low price during the festival. Enjoy the new Italian restaurant and relax around the pool, spa and swim-up bar. The pool area has been reserved exclusively for tenants and owners of the Villas only! All units are self contained with full kitchens and dining areas as well as flat screen TVs. All units are Beachfront with balconies and gorgeous views of the sunrise and Sea of Cortez. Call or email Janel at 624.137.0686 or 624.175.9102 or janel91436 [-at-]

Want something beachfront and kick back? We have a 40 ft. trailer for rent nightly or weekly for the Shakespeare festival. It sleeps 4 comfortably and has a full bath, kitchen, garage, fueling station, indoor/outdoor stereo and two TV's. Take advantage of our "Shakespeare rates" and get up close and personal with the Sea of Cortez in a beautiful setting. Call or email Janel janel91436 [-at-], 624.137.0686, Los Barriles

Spanish School Closed For Easter - For people who are interested in Spanish lessons, I just want to let you know that Instituto de Inglés y Español America will be closed for vacation from Saturday 22nd to Monday 31st. We´ll be back on Tuesday April 1st in order to continue with lessons for beginners and intermediates. - Joel Antonio Estamates, caballito_b [-at-],, 6121426184, Pescadero

Basilfields Now Has Organic Heirloom Tomatoes For Sale - Just a reminder that Basilfields is still selling organic lettuces, greens, veggies and fruit--now daily (Sunday - Saturday) 11 A.M. -2 P.M. in front of the Cultural Center on Juarez, next to Maya Roca Realty. Come by and check out the heirloom tomatoes. For special orders, please note our new phone number. - Ben Solis, basilfields2 [-at-], 612-147-0435, Todos Santos

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Quote of the Day: " Although he is regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics. " - Former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell

Community Calendar
Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week
Mar. 23 - Easter Sunday
Mar. 30 - "Jammin' For The Animals" Talent Show and Open Mike Fund Raiser for El Refugio, 3 PM til ?, La Cañada Del Diablo, Sign up: 612 117-0484, Todos Santos
"All You Can Eat " Sunday Buffet, Café D'licia, 10 Am-2 Pm, 145-0862, Todos Santos
Dharma Talks and Guided Meditation with Robert K. Hall, 10:00 A.M.--11:30 A.M. - La Arca, Todos Santos
Cabo Mil Happy Hour - 6 :00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. 96.3 FM, In English.
Los Cerritos Beach Club - Sunset Sessions Live music event 1 to 4 P.M.

Free Pool, 3 P.M. - 10 P.M. - The Sandbar, Pescadero

Eco Cafe Series 5:00 P.M. at La Esquina, Todos Santos - cancelled for March 25
Zandro's Ashtanga Yoga - 9.00 A.M. Donations, La Arca , Todos Santos
Music by Daniel Siqueiros, 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. - The Sandbar, Pescadero

Fish truck at Secrets of the Garden at 1:00 P.M.
All You Can Eat Pizza - The Sandbar, Pescadero
Peace & Loaf Bakery, 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. - Calle Las Brisas, Todos Santos
Café D'licia Regular Menu, 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Steak Night & Live Music, La Cañada del Diablo, Todos Santos - Reservations 612-14-00069
Tai Chi Class - La Arca 11 A.M. to Noon.Contact Rhoda Jacobs, 044 612 157 6088
All You Can Eat Spaghetti - The Sandbar, Pescadero
Zandro's Ashtanga Yoga - 9.00 A.M. Donations, La Arca , Todos Santos

Music by Shawn & Cowboy, Hotel California, Todos Santos
Live Reggae music from KL. 9:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M. The Sandbar, Pescadero
Los Cerritos Beach Club - Sunset Sessions - Live music, 3 to 6 P.M.

Saturday Turtle Forum - 9:30 AM, Peace and Loaf Bakery, info: 612 145-0882
Saturday Morning Yoga - La Arca, 9:00 - 10:45
Peace & Loaf Bakery - 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. - Calle Las Brisas, Todos Santos
Music by Flashback - 8 P.M., Hotel California, Todos Santos
Los Cerritos Beach Club - Music by Daniel Siqueiros, 3 to 6 P.M.

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