Saturday, March 07, 2009
Artwork Courtesy of Jill Logan
Eco Cafe Tuesday, March 10th - As part of the Eco Cafe film series we will be showing HUMANITY ASCENDING, a film by Futurist Barbara Max Hubbard, a spell binding documentary that takes us from the beginning of time to our possible future. This is a wonderful film that brings us hope in a time of immense change, offering an alternative and optimistic view of our future. A must see! The film starts at 6:30 pm - Cafe La Esquina - , info [ at ] artosan.com
Fund Raising Dinner - My name is Jennifer, I am an eight year old girl who has won a half scholarship to a private school to improve my education. I would like to invite you to come and celebrate with me at my good friend’s Brenda & Ricardo Amigo's house in Todos Santos. While you will not only be served a delicious meal & cocktails, you will be helping me raise funds to pay for the 50% balance of my scholarship. I am an avid and eager learner, who has been granted the opportunity of a lifetime, so please help me realize my dream by attending. This will be a traditional Mexican family-style dinner at 4:30 pm, March 18, 2009, Camino Viejo #2006, Todos Santos. Contribution is $20 USD. Price includes:
Appetizer: TaquitosReservations are highly recommended, please confirm with us if you are a vegetarian so we may accommodate your needs. Please email us ahead to order your preference of alcoholic beverages and alert us to any dietary restrictions, so we could provide them for you. Reservations: Perla Garnica at perla [ at ] ricardoamigo.com Office: 14-5-05-51
Main course: Chiles en Nogada & Rice
Beverages: Jamaica Water & soft drinks, and reasonable cash bar will be available.
Chiles en Nogada are, without a question, one of the most representative dishes of the Mexican Cuisine; popular tradition links them to an important event of Mexican history and they are also a delicious reminder of the colors of the Mexican flag.
Popular tradition says that in August 1821, when Emperor Agustin de Iturbide signed the Cordoba Treaty (the document in which the Spanish Crown agreed to the Independence of Mexico), on his way back to the capital, he stopped in Puebla to have a special celebration, where the Augustinian nuns prepared a very special dish for the happy occasion, Chiles en Nogada. The name means "Chile Topped With Pecan Sauce (Nogada).
The dish is a class of stuffed chile, made of green poblano chili stuffed with cooked ground meat, seeds and dried fruit. It is served cold and topped with a slightly sweet pecan sauce, the decoration is made of pomegranate. It has a sweet and sour taste and it is not hot at all. - Brenda Casillas, brendacasillas [ at ] hotmail.com, 6121416297
Mark Your Calendar Now For The La Paz Art Festival! - March 22. 9-5 pm - If you want to an adventurous day enjoying local artists, free music and entertainment, not to mention a beautiful environment, Don’t miss the First Annual Festival of Art in La Paz. Location: Marina Palmira, Km.2.5 Carratera a Pichilingue. From Central La Paz: Follow the Malecon (waterfront) it is 2.5 km. past the city center. Pass the El Moro Hotel and the Hotel Arizas Palmira on the right and you will see Marina Palmira on your left.
Unique decorative art for your home will be for sale. Have you ever wondered what it is that makes an artist so passionate about creating original work? Step into the artist’s world, meet and visit with the creative folks whose works you admire. Its not often that you find 100 artists in one place displaying their creations. Many original works will be raffled to benefit the TARIF children’s art project, and well known Baja Dogs. There will also be a booth with information about the local FANLP, the education scholarship program for children from local barrios. A Helicopter ride over the Bay of La Paz and El Mogote will also be raffled by the Baja Dogs group. Marina Palmira has two popular restaurants, and the Rotary Club of La Paz will also sponsor food booths.
DATE: - Sunday, March 22, 2009
TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with raffle held at 5:30 pm. Winners will be notified by phone if not present.
FREE ADMISSION: Parking at the Marina Parking lot will be $50 pesos, and benefit the Baja Dogs. Free parking is on the street and in the highway median in front of the Marina. It's a wonderful event for very worthy causes. See you there! - Kathy Bezy, kathybezy [ at ] goldrush.com, 612-121-5886, La Paz
Tomorrow Sunday, March 8, Sierra At Sunrise Fishing Challenge In Buena Vista (Courtesy, Baja Pony Express) - How proud we are and Thank You! Tomorrow's "SIERRA AT SUNRISE" sierra fishing challenge (March 8-Sunday) is already a success! Thanks to you who have already signed up with the "Early Special" drawing, the Smokehouse, has added an additional $30.00 donation, to smoking ½ of the “catch of the day” sierra for the school. Cash contributions would be greatly appreciated. Children and women are encouraged to still join! 5:30 is early—check in today, so you are "good to go" Sunday. More info about the event from the BPE here: http://groups.google.com/group/bajaponyexpress3/web/522-2-28-09?hl=en
The buffet menu includes: An omelets station, Chorizo and Eggs, Chilaquiles, pancakes, French toast, beans, bacon, sausages, French fries, shrimp cocktail, a fruit bar---you name it! All for just $10.00. And for just $5 extra you can have unlimited Mimosas. Come watch-it’s just as fun. Contact: Felipe Jesus Valdez Martinez, Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort, Km. 105 Carretera al Sur S/N, Buena Vista, B.C.S. 23580 Mexico, T 6241410033, C 6241225019 - , felipe [ at ] hotelbuenavista.com, www.hotelbuenavista.com, Los Barriles
Sacred and Sustainable Teachings Retreat and Workshops - With Mayan Grandmother Flordemayo and other honored guest teachers in La Ribera, at the Buena Fortuna Botanical Gardens. Organic agriculture and Spirituality of the World (Tai Chi, Mindfulnes Gardening, Mayan Ceremonies and the Earth cycles, Yoga and more!) 20 TO 27 March, From Equinox to new moon. YES! There is still place for YOU if you feel the call... to secure you space for 1 day, 3 days or the whole retreat contact us ASAP for price and details. - Kitzia Danel, luz.holistica [ at ] gmail.com , 624 1683225. , La Ribera
Sunday, March 8
Sierra At Sunrise Fishing Challenge In Buena Vista
Daylight Savings Time in the U.S.
Monday, March 9
Community Meeting to Discuss Recycling Options, 11am, Casa de La Cultura, Todos Santos. Info: Patricia Baum, teampaty1 [ at ] hotmail.com
Tuesday, March 10
Eco Cafe film series - Film: Humanity Ascending, 6:30 PM, Cafe La Esquina, Todos Santos
Wednesday, March 11
Spay and Neuter Clinic begins at La Canada del Diablo
Thursday, March 12
Opening reception for Gloria Santoyo Ruenit - 2-5 PM, Galeria On-cé, Hidalgo between Juárez and Colegio Militar, wine and appetizers.
Spay and Neuter clinic at La Canada
Friday, March 13
"Hairpiece" at Leo's Salon, Fortalecer Fundraiser night. Cash bar 6:30, play at 7:30 Tickets $15 U.S. at Tecolote book store or 'Will Call' 612 140-1414 Info: bluemooninbaja [ at ] yahoo.ca
Saturday, March 14
"Hairpiece" at Leo's Salon, Palapa Society Fundraiser night. Cash bar 6:30, play at 7:30 Tickets $15 U.S. at Tecolote book store or 'Will Call' 612 140-1414 Info: bluemooninbaja [ at ] yahoo.ca
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2009 Daylight Saving Time In The US and Mexico - As many of you may know, US Daylight Saving Time will begins this weekend. This Sunday, March 8 at 2 AM, most US clocks will be set forward 1 hour. Mexico's Daylight Saving Time does not start for another month. Mexico starts Daylight Saving Time in the first week of April. This year, Mexico's Daylight Saving Time will begin on Sunday, April 5. Until then, the time in the US Pacific Time zone and the time in Baja California Sur will be the same.
The Mexican state of Sonora and the US State of Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation community) do not observe Daylight Saving Time. Both States observe Mountain Standard Time throughout the year. - The Baja Western Onion, www.timeanddate.com/news/time/mexico-dst-april-5-2009.html
Attention Las Tunas Home Owners And Land Owners - We would like to compile a list of home owners and land owners in the Las Tunas area so that we can address issues such as proposed development projects, water, electricity, SEMARNAP, PROFEPA, road grading, crime, etc as a group and not have to face these issues alone. There is a lot of information to be shared that is not always readily available when you buy a house or land here. We feel that as a group, we can be a stronger entity and accomplish more for the good of the community than we can as individuals. If you would like to be on our mailing list, please email us at LasTunasInfo [ at ] aol.com
Parking At La Paz Airport - I would like to bring a car to park near the La Paz airport for my frequent trips to Pescadero. Can someone provide me with contact information for a parking facility near the airport? Thanks! - Brad Geisler, bradandsoniag [ at ] gmail.com, 425 355-5983, Pescadero
Pelicans - I was wondering why there were so many dead pelicans in and around the lagoon near Posada de Poza. Is something leaking in there that is doing harm? I counted 49 whole bodies there was also many half decomposed. We love Todos Santos and we have to return home, could someone send this note to someone who can check into this to see if there is a problem? Thank you - Joanne Miller, dougmiller96 [ at ] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Pelican Deaths Throughout Baja and California - After receiving several reports of Pelican Deaths in our area, we did some investigation. Turns out that there have been reports of pelicans, specifically the California Brown Pelican, dying in record numbers up and down the coasts of California, Mexico and Baja. Hundreds of dead and dying pelicans have been reported in Southern California, with many appearing confused and disoriented. There have been reports of them flying into cars and boats, and landing in the middle of the freeways. Reports of dying pelicans have ranged southward to San Felipe, the Sea of Cortez and Guadalajara Mexico.
Researchers at first thought the problem might be due to poisoning from a toxic algae bloom but this has been discounted in the majority of cases. Also, West Nile Virus has been ruled out. Beginning in January, there were several news reports filed on the web. One of them is here on National Public Radio:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99421698Although the cause(s) has not yet been totally confirmed, many researchers think that the record die offs are due to freak cold weather in Oregon and Washington that caught many pelicans before they could make their migration South in the fall last year. Many pelicans were found to be malnourished, with signs of frost bite on their feet and bills. I could not find out if our BCS Pelicans migrate all the way up to Oregon but I did find some information on this site about their range:
http://bss.sfsu.edu/holzman/courses/fall01%20projects/bpelican1.htm- Alan Thompson, alan [ at ] BajaWesternOnion.com, bss.sfsu.edu/holzman/courses/fall01%20projects/bpelican1.htm, Todos Santos
After nesting season is over, the California brown pelican will usually follow the food supply north up the coast to Canada and British Colombia, its historical dispersal range. This dispersal is responsible for the influx of the Mexican breeding population to the California coast in the months of May through October.
Chaco Needs A Flight To Seattle! - If only Chaco had wings!! Our TS rescue dog is now healthy and ready to get to his new home in Seattle. We are looking for anyone who might be willing to book his flight with their flight to Seattle. (preferably non-stop from Cabo) We will pay, get him to the airport and make sure everything is ready for customs. His new owner will be waiting at baggage claim to pick him up. - Marie-rose And Fred Hagen, mhagen [ at ] shaw.ca, 612-169-1696
Going North - I have an Epson 4000 printer and a box of cartridges, quite large, that I need to have taken to Dana Point, California. It can be dropped off at an address, two blocks from the #5,405 Freeway, any time night or day and left on a doorstep. I am willing to pay 200 coconuts for this favor. Please contact me if you are able to do this in the next 6 weeks or so.- Jill Logan, jilllogan2001 [ at ] yahoo.com, 01-612-14-50151, Todos Santos
Ride To Cabo Airport - Need a ride near the Cabo Airport from Los Barriles Tuesday March 17th St Patricks day to pick up a rental car. One retired person living in Los Barriles from San Diego. Any Time before 12:00 Noon. - Ted Lemanowic, tlemanowic [ at ] sbcglobal.net, 760-727-5063, Los Barriles
Need Ride San Diego To Los Cabos - I am looking for a ride from San Diego to the Los Cabos Area anytime next week or the following. Please text or call with info. - 624 358-1178, Cabo San Lucas
"Hairpiece" Actor Needs A Lift! - Starving, "Hairpiece" actor has to get to Todos Santos some time on Thurs (March 12th) from Los Barriles for 5 pm rehearsal! If anyone is planning a visit to TS that day, can I tag along? Or, if anyone from TS is coming to San Jose to Costco. I can meet you there around noon? I don't talk much, but might hum occasionally along the way. I will try to keep it down! Will have guitar and small bag. will help with gas & snacks. Maybe a couple of tickets to the TS show, if you are there for the w/e. Call Laura at 141-0205 or email me. Gracias! - Laura Benward, johnbenward [ at ] aol.cm, 141-0205, Los Barriles
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De Pue & De Hoyos In La Paz - Violinist Alex De Pue and Flamenco guitarist Miguel de Hoyo will be performing after the Art Festival on March 22nd at 7:30 pm in La Paz. This Concert will be held at Teatro Juarez al Centro on the corner of Belizario Dominguez and 16 de Septiembre. Peyt Turner is organizing this event. Ticket prices are $200 pesos, with fifteen percent of the gross going to benefit Los Ninos de La Paz (website www.lapazninos.org).
We will post more information as soon as we know where tickets will be sold. If anyone in Todos Santos is interested in being an outlet for ticket sales, please email Peyt at peyt [ at ] gorge.net or call her local cell phone at 612 13 12390, or US cell 541 490 2574.
If you have not seen or heard Miguel and Alex, check out this information about their last performance in Todos Santos (from the Western Onion) http://www.bajawesternonion.com/alex_depue_miguel_de_hoyos.asp - Ann Hazard, anapeligrosa [ at ] gmail.com, 612-169-1317 cel
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Puppy in Need Of A Good Home - I am a 5 week-old female puppy who was left in the road 2 nights ago. I am well-adjusted and sweet tempered. I have no fleas, and have had my worm medicine. I am intelligent and offer unconditional love. I'll probably be smallish. Please call me - Laura Seitz, lseitz99 [ at ] yahoo.com, 612 134 0627
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Hot Plate Wanted - The teaching English through Arts and Crafts Program, sponsored by the Palapa Society is looking for a good, preferably 2 burner hot plate to do some really "hot" crafts! If you can sell/donate one please drop it at the Palapa Center (library) or call me and I will pick it up. Gracias. - Susan Doyle, timsudoyle [ at ] hotmail.com, 145 0821
Door Wanted - Does anyone have a used door 34" to 36", in at least fair cond. for sale or trade? Please call 612 134 0482. Thanks - Cliff
Car Wanted - I am looking for a pickup to purchase for use while visiting my home in Pescadero. Toyota preferred, '99 or later. Thanks. - Brad Geisler, bradandsoniag [ at ] gmail.com, 425 355-5983, Pescadero
Wanted: Mini Split, Glass Door, Frig, Shelves - We’re doing a little remodel and adding drinks to our shop, so we are looking for the following items: Large Sliding Glass Door, Mini Split Air Conditioner Unit, Refrigerator, Heavy-Duty Restaurant Type Shelves, Restaurant Style Beverage Dispensers (Manual type with spigot). Original Baja Kettle Corn, located in La Paz. Email us or call Mex. Cell at 612-167-6424 - Heather Kent, hkm2 [ at ] earthlink.net, 612-167-6424, La Paz
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Dune Buggy - Dune Buggy in good shape with 1600cc VW engine. A Spence original. Good tires, brakes and near new carburetor. Check Craigs list for photo. 2500.US - Dieter Mueller, totemjunior [ at ] hotmail.com, 044-624-16-86647, Los Barriles
1994 Yamaha Waverunner - 1994 Yamaha Waverunner Jetski, 700cc 3 seater includes Trailer with balloon tires for launching off the beach. All in excellent condition. 2800.US Check Craigs list Baja for Photo. - Dieter Mueller, totemjunior [ at ] hotmail.com, 044-624-16-86647, Los Barriles
Ultralight Trike For Sale- - Brand new 2009 Northwing Apache Sport 17m2 strutted wing, 2-seat trainer, saddlebags, 912 Rotax 84H.P. engine, 16 gallon gas tank, assist struts, sand tires, imported with factura and reduce to $1000 under factory invoice. $38,832.00 USD plus shipping and extras. Flying lessons included from Basic Flight Instructor. Perfect for whale watching, aerial photos, and more, Also 2006 Antares Trike, 15m2 strutted wing, 912S 100hp Rotax engine, 40 gallon gas tank w/1000 mile range, good condition, low hours, lots of extras, imported, $25,000 USD. - Robert Quirk, rq [ at ] todossantosrentals.net, (624) 147-0326
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Skymed Representative For Todos And Pescadero - Medivac Protection - What would you do if faced with a critical accident or illness while in Baja? Do you know how you could get back home? An emergency air ambulance to the U.S. or Canada can cost tens of thousands of dollars! And in these hard economic times, saving thousands of dollars in the event of an unexpected medical emergency, is more important than ever!". As a SkyMed member, you are transported free! No deductibles, no copays, no claim forms. 100% paid to the destination you designate. SkyMed takes you HOME! For less than a dollar a day, you can have peace of mind!
If you have medivac coverage, (1) does it take you home or to the nearest qualified medical facility, possibly thousands of miles from your home? (2) does it require a copay on your part to pay for the transportation? (3) is there a deductible which could cost you several thousand dollars? Current costs for medivac to the US range from $18,000 to $30,000.
If you have US or Canadian medical insurance, but do not have the coverage to get you home in the event of a serious accident or medical emergency, contact Roxanne Rosenblatt, representative for SkyMed in Todos Santos and Pescadero. Call (612) 130-3162 or cel (624) 122-0724 for assistance. - Roxanne Rosenblatt, caboroxy [ at ] yahoo.com, www.skymed.com/RoxanneRosenblatt, Pescadero
Hair By Zoë - Need an update of your current look or a whole new hairstyle? Do your children need a haircut, but you don't have time to go the salon? Look no further... I have cut hair in NYC and San Francisco, and now here in Baja to meet your style needs. I travel to your home or hotel room in Todos Santos area, Pescadero, and Elias Calles. $30/cut. Women, men, children, groups. No blow drying. - Zoe Edmonds, dearzoe [ at ] mac.com, homepage.mac.com/dearzoe/hairbyzoe/, 624-165-6085, Todos Santos
Experienced Babysitter - I'm available 7 days a week, for day and evening appointments. References available. Thanks, Roberta - Roberta Borghini, rborghin [ at ] gmail.com, 612+1339002, Todos Santos
Dog/house Sitter - Hi, I'm a retired (Canadian) female hoping to drive south again this summer. I would be happy to look after your home garden and pets. I have been coming to Todos Santos for 4 years and have many contacts in the community which I now consider my second home. I could be there for 4 - 6 weeks between mid-May and the end of June/early July. I have excellent local references from home-owners and the dogs I've cared for, who are now my friends. Please phone or E-mail Nicky if you are looking for a reliable caretaker. (P.S. I am not in the market for renting or purchasing, thanks). - Nicola Newton, n_newton [ at ] telus.net, 250 923-2384, Todos Santos
Work Wanted: - Todos Santos & Pescadero - My gratefulness is little in relation to the results I obtained by way of the Baja Western Onion, I thank the authors of the Onion, and also all the people who have trusted in me and my work. I will continue making the same services available.
I am a hard working, honest and responsible man from Todos Santos. I am married with 3 young daughters. I am available to do work for you. I speak and understand English. I have many American/Canadian friends and clients. I can provide these services - house security and property management, general handyman, construction of wooden walls. Gardening jobs and assistance in facilitating various bill payments with Mexican businesses and organizations. References can be provided upon request. You can reach me by email or phone. - Victor Sossa, lacio31 [ at ] hotmail.com, 178-00-74 - 612 132-87-77 & 612 135 48 70 - Victor Sossa, lacio31 [ at ] hotmail.com, 178-00-74
March 16-20 Psychocalisthenics® Class - Don't let the name scare you away! Psychocalisthenics is a series of exercises developed in 1958 by the Bolivian mystic and philosopher, Oscar Ichazo, the founder of the Arica® School. Psychocalisthenics awakens our organism in a serial fashion and produces a flash of vital energy through all of the muscles, organs, glands and tissue resulting in complete revitalization. Each exercise has a precise movement and breathing pattern that promotes anti-aging, improved health, mental clarity, emotional balance, expanded happiness, and increased agility.
The series is offered once each month and will be taught over 5 consecutive days. Each class is 1 hour 15 minutes. Once learned, you will be able to practice on your own taking 15-20 minutes to complete the series. Weekly/monthly practice sessions are available. Certified instructor, Rhoda Jacobs, will be offering classes 3:30-4:45 P.M. at La Arca. Dates of workshops are March 16-20. Tuition $650 pesos. You can try the first class of the series for $130 pesos before signing up for the 5 days. Arica® and Psychocalisthenics® are registered trademarks. - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [ at ] gmail.com, 612-157-6088, Todos Santos
Todos Santos Technologies - Are you looking for technical solutions? Todos Santos Technologies provides Sales, Repair and Installation of:
Alan Thompson, Todos Santos Technologies, http://www.TodosSantosTechnologies.com, alan [ at ] TodosSantosTechnologies.com, Mexican Office: 612 145 0364 and 530 313 5225. US Office: 530 903 4257.
- Solar Electrical Systems
- Whole-house and Kitchen Water Purification
- Dish Network Satellite Television
- HughesNet and iDirect Satellite Internet Systems
- Home Wireless Networking and Voice Over Internet Telephone Equipment
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Right On The Beach Rental - Want a rental home directly on the beach? Our home in Pescadero (right on the San Pedrito surf break) is currently available for a long-term (or possible short-term) rental. Rates negotiable. Check out photos at: our web site below. Interested? Please contact Katie or Greg at 760-613-2234 in the U.S.- Katie Thompson, ktgt1991 [ at ] yahoo.com, www.beachhouseinbaja.com, 760-613-6211 - number Pescadero
Pescadero Beach House For Rent - Pescadero Beach House For Rent - Two bedroom beach house near San Pedrito in Pescadero. Super quick walk to beach and the surf break. Kitchenette, furnished porch, fire ring, ocean view. Very clean, very nice. $65 per night. Email me for fotos. - Christine Pescadero - Christine Folgmann, cfolgmann [ at ] hotmail.com, 612 142 5644
Housesitting - We are looking for a situation as live-in caretakers. In exchange, we will maintain the house and casita, provide loving care to resident pets, clean the pool, maintain the grounds, provide full-time security, and track monthly expenses for home and garden supplies; and utilities. We don't need furniture, with the exception of major appliances, but require adequate plumbing and wiring, air conditioning, and access to television and Internet services. We are permanent residents; prepared to make a long-term commitment. References upon request. - , ljoew [ at ] hotmail.com, La Paz
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Property For Sale - Lot measures 1743M2, with large mango and mature guava trees, which produce fruit in season.Water on site, elec. ready. Close to beach, with views of ocean and mountains. e-mail for photos. asking $100,000USD. Contact dtutko1 [ at ] hotmail.com or trumta [ at ] hotmail.com, Pescadero
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Quote of the Day: " Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad people; they're just acquaintances. " ~ Jay Leno (1950 - )