Baja Western Onion - News For The Left Coast of Baja California Sur

March 15, 2009

News, Events and Announcements

Loyda Ana Vasquez Perfomance In Lapaz - March 29: Gala Performance "Mi Corazón se abre a tu voz" (my heart opens itself to your voice) is a production about the art of zarzuela and opera. Performing will be Loyda Vázquez (soprano), David Vázquez Cosio (piano) and Grupo Casandra Maledicto. The performance is at 6 p.m. at Teatro de la Ciudad. Admission is 50 pesos. - Loyda Vasquez, gafc_loy [-at-], La Paz

Flea Market - Time to get rid of all those extra things you don't need plus make some money. Bring those treasures to Canada del Diablo on Saturday, March 21st, 9-2 for a flea market to benefit who? You of course. Tables will not be provided but a blanket will do. If interested in selling, please contact me by email or phone. If you have nothing to sell, then certainly you need to come shop. Tell your friends. - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [-at-], 612-155-0622, Todos Santos

Community Art Project "The Wall Of Saints" - ARTS (Artists of Todos Santos) has organized a painting community event happening Monday March 16th (9 AM-1PM) at the Wall of Saints on the corner of Topete and Horizonte (en el otro lado). Local artists and art students from the Palapa Society will come together to collaborate in completing the wall of Saints. If you want to come and watch as they work come on by!!! Please park on the road across from La Esquina/Casa Dracula. Bring your cameras. ARTS is a group of local artists with the goal of supporting and promoting the visual arts in our area. - Gloria Ruenitz, gruenitz10 [-at-],, 612-118-3683, Todos Santos

Galerias Pax & Arte Cafe - Hello, always a pleasure to salute everyone. Remember in Galerias Pax, we have a nice café, so that you can have a cup of coffee,while you read, browse thru the internet or simply just admire the art and enjoy the music. Don't forget to come the 20 of March so you can be part of the opening of the Festival Pax that this year the Theme is "Spain" and come and the 26 of March we are having a great night with Flamenco dancing, wine, paella, live music and art showing, and all the funds raise in this event is for the Foundation of Ayuda Niños, A.C. Tickets for the 26 are on sale in Galerias Pax, Guillermo Prieto #1250, between 5 de Mayo and Constitución Col. Centro Phone 612 121 6853 - Naschtinka Diaz, naschtinka [-at-], 612-1216853

Fundraiser Mexican Dinner Party - 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 US. Reservations 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-] perla [-at-] Office: 14-5-05-51

Trip To Havana - Leaving April 6th returning April 13th. A wonderful opportunity to visit this unique World Heritage colonial city. Join us for a whirlwind tour of Havana´s museums, famous restaurants and dance the night away to the greatest music in the world. Limited number of spaces available. - Guillermo Bueron, g_bueron [-at-], 612 161 4165, Todos Santos

This Week From The Community Calendar
Sunday March 15
Dr. Thynn Thynn at La Arca 10:00 AM
Open Reading 3 PM at the Todos Santos Gallery
Miguel De Hoyos and Alex Depue at La Canada Del Diablo, 3 - 6 PM Tickets at The Door. Monday
9 AM -1 PM Painting the Wall of Saints on the corner of Topete and Horizonte (en el otro lado)
1st Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration, 5PM, The Sandbar, Pescadero.
No Eco Cafe this week
Fund Raising Dinner, Scholarship For Jenny, 4:30 PM, Camino Viejo #2006,

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Smart Card - If you don't already have your "smart card" for Dish network users , do not delay in calling the number if flashed on your TV screen. I talked to them yesterday and was told my card was sent out on Feb 19th to my San Ysidro address (mail boxes etc. NOT a very reliable service). They said that they allowed 1 month to arrive then at that time another notice would appear on your screen #989 and you should then call in and get an extension of 3 to 4 weeks. Your programming would definitely not be interrupted. They were not willing to give me an extension at that point in time. WRONG! I was watching TV this a.m. about 8 hours after the call and the notice came on the screen with a #989 code and I lost my programming within 5 mins. I called immediately and was just giving the codes displayed on this screen so that they could resume my service when I was cut off. This costs a" bundle" on a cell phone and is frustrating. Beware smart card clients. You cannot do this by email. Not possible. - Dale Townsend, milagrodale [-at-]

Bringing Car Down From States? - I will be driving a vehicle to Pescadero to keep for my frequent trips to Baja. Can anyone provide me with details of keeping a car in Mexico. Is there a problem at the border doing so? Is there a time limit imposed? Any special permits needed? As a gringo can I (and should I)import the car and register it in Baja? What is best bet for insuring it while in Mex? My trips are usually two weeks at a time so will it benefit me to keep it insured or to pay daily for insurance? Any information is most appreciated. - Brad Geisler, bradandsoniag [-at-], 425 355-5983, Pescadero

Is There A Mask Dealer In Todos Santos? - Can someone tell me if Kersten Kiehnle, who owned the Faces Of Mexico mask shop in Cabo that was/is located next to the Mar de Cortez hotel, if he ever open a shop/museum in Todos Santos? If so, where is it located? - Hresula Bentsen, hbentsen [-at-], Todos Santos

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Rides Needed/Available

Ride Needed - Ride needed for three people to attend Jennifer's dinner at Camino Viejo, March 18, 4:30 PM from Santa Rosa Hotel. Will buy your meal, or pay for gas. - Barb Yost, byost127 [-at-], 612-156-1844, Todos Santos

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Restaurant and Food News

Kettle Corn In La Paz!! - Now OPEN in La Paz! Original Baja Kettle Corn, American Style Sweet and Salty Popcorn (Palomitas Estilo Americano Dulce Con Sal) Visit us on the Malecon next to Café Exquisito, across from the Lighthouse (Av. Alvaro Obregón 1775 Frente al Faro en el Malecón). Currently open: Evenings from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Coming soon: Daily hours from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Come see us at the First Annual La Paz Art Festival on March 22! - Heather Kent, hkm2 [-at-], 612-167-6424, La Paz

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Music/Entertainment News

Alex and Miguel in Concert - TODAY - Sunday March 15th, 3 - 6 PM. Don't miss a Sunday to remember. The very talented musical duo, Miguel De Hoyos and Alex Depue, will be performing in our garden patio. It just may your last chance to hear them in Todos Santos this season. Tickets will be available at the door. Come join us for an afternoon of fun.

Local Treasures Celebrated At El Tecolote Book Store - The local film festival hit, "Corazon Vaquero", showcasing the lives of the Baja vaqueros, is now available for rent at El Tecolote. Another Baja treasure, the Leatherback Turtle, is revered in Carl Safina's book "Voyage of the Turtle." The only surviving species of its genus, family and suborder, the Leatherback is an evolutionary marvel: a "reptile" that behaves like a warm-blooded dinosaur, an ocean animal able to withstand colder water than most fishes and dive deepr than any whale. In his book Carl Safina captures the delicate interaction between these gentle giants and the humans who are playing a significant role in their survival. - Janet Howey, janethowey [-at-]

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Pet Corner

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Manual Washing Machine: $25.00 - This is a very small washing machine that seals clothes, soap and water in. The turning of the machine creates pressure forcing water and soap into the fabric. Very economical on water use. Good for undies, Tees, and sox. - Jim Skelton, skejam [-at-], 612-134-8280, Pescadero

Selling The House Bodega Sale - We have two households full of bedding, kitchen, bath, and decor to sell this Sunday, March 15th from 3 - 6. Come listen to great music and browse our bodega for great deals. First bodega on left at La Canada del Diablo. - Douglas Newcomb, doug [-at-], 951-213-0074

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

Born The Year Of Hair, Rosita, The Well-loved Rv, Seeks New Owner! - "Rosita" is very cool. She's an RV and more: a guest house, a spare bedroom, a bodega. A Baja girl (who needs a new owner because I now live on the mainland), she's a '69 Ford Lazydaze. From the outside, she fools thieves because they'd never guess how beautiful she is on the inside. She sleeps four and has A/C, a SOLAR panel, a 4-burner propane stove and OVEN, a double sink, a bathroom w/ porta potty and shower, TONS of storage, TWO tanks for gasoline, and a strong, healthy engine. New water pump needs only to be hooked up. Her Dometic fridge stopped working last time someone stayed in her but could be fixed or replaced. Her tires are great. They truly do not make 'em like her anymore. Will sacrifice for $3200 or take closest offer. I'm in Todos Santos till 3/19 only, so call PRONTO for an appt to see her. - Feeny Lipscomb, feenylipscomb [-at-], 612-131-6758

Boat And Trailer For Sale - 15 foot Smoker Craft "Alaskan" tiller model boat, flat deck, 2 walk thru split benches mid ship and solid benches for and aft, 4 stroke Yamaha 25 hp motor tiller model, pull start. The trailer is a Karavan bunk style with teflon slides and a spare tire mounted. Everything was purchsed brand new in December 2005. The boat and motor have been run for a total of about 35 hours. $5000.00 buys every thing - Pat Light, patluz1 [-at-], Elias Caies

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Sales and Services

Great Chiropractor, Body Worker In Pescadero - Dr. Mark Waters has been practicing Chiropractic for 12 years and has been studying and teaching various forms of massage since the 80s. He has been working on us (Liam and Chloe) regularly with spectacular effects. We are back in the State now missing him. He doesn't just do adjustments, he integrates it with massage and physical therapy. Mark's understanding of the body and how it is all connected is so profound, and we were both really able to open up in new ways and be out of back pain. We just wanted to share him with the community. He and his partner are setting up a massage school at San Pedrito. You can find them about three houses North of San Pedrito Surf Hotel, or just up the stone steps from the beach. His number is 612 143 1736. Please feel free to contact Liam or me to hear more about our experience. Liam's email is itsallgoodliam [-at-] and you can see mine below. Blessings! - Chloe Conger, chloeconger [-at-], 213 820 2183

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-], 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,, alan [-at-], Mexican Office: 612 145 0364 and 530 313 5225. US Office: 530 903 4257.

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Rentals Available/Wanted

Casa Victoria Rental Near Malecon In La Paz - 2 bedroom 2 bath in town for sale or rent (inquire for price if less than 6 months), newly remodeled home in good area walk to all, furnished - AC - back garden patio - quality fixtures and upgrades - totally fenced and walled in - parking for two cars plus - washer/dryer. Rental Price $1,500 U.S. per mo. - Sidne Byars, sidnebyars [-at-],, 612 1273191, La Paz

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Real Estate For Sale

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Quote of the Day: " The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. " ~ Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 - 1978)

Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week


March 15 - Miguel De Hoyos and Alex Depue at La Canada Del Diablo, 3 - 6 PM Tickets at The Door. Contact Barbara Perkins, barbara_perkins [-at-], 612-12-71734
March 15 - Dr. Thynn Thynn at La Arca 10:00 AM
March 15 - Open Reading 3 PM at the Todos Santos Gallery
Mar. 22 - First Annual La Paz Arts Festival 8-5, Marina Palmira, La Paz, Contact: Maureen Ryan (bi-lingual) 612-122-9277, morene4 [-at-],
Mar. 29 - The Bootleggers' Ball comes to La Esquina. Todos Santos. Mar. 29 - Loyda Ana Vasquez Perfomance In Lapaz 6 PM at Teatro de la Ciudad
Mar. 29 - Assoc. De Artes 16th Annual “Festival de Artes” Rancho Buena Vista
April 5 - Daylight Saving Time in Mexico. Move clocks forward one hour
Jun. 14 - ALMA Spay & Neuter Clinic, Los Barriles
Mar 16 - 9 AM -1 PM Painting the Wall of Saints on the corner of Topete and Horizonte (en el otro lado)
May 11-13th, 2009 - The Fourth Annual Todos Santos Poetry Workshop led by Naomi Shihab Nye Email for details. - Janet Howey, janethowey [-at-], Todos Santos
Jun. 8 - ALMA rummage Sale, Los Barriles
Mar 17 - 1st Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration, 5PM, The Sandbar, Pescadero. Info: Tyler, sandbar_pescadero [-at-],
Mar. 17 - No Eco Cafe this week
Mar. 18 - Fund Raising Dinner, Scholarship For Jenny, 4:30 PM, Camino Viejo #2006, Todos Santos. Reservations: Perla Garnica at perla [-at-] ricardoamigo.comOffice: 14-5-05-51.
Apr. 22 - Rotary Club & UVERDE – “Earth Day” celebration
Mar. 26-29 - Baja Shakespeare , “Comedy of Errors” Rancho Buena Vista Call Marilyn at 624 142 8008 or email, bajarhino [-at-], and your tickets will be in Will Call.
Mar. 21 - Flea market at Canada del Diablo, 9-2
Mar. 21 to 27 - Holistic Light Retreat, Buena Fortuna Gardens in la Ribera, Contact Kitzia Danel, luz.holistica [-at-], 624 1683225, La Ribera
Loyda Ana Vasquez Perfomance In Lapaz - MARCH 29: GALA PERFORMANCE

Every Week

Monday Thru Friday
The News in English - CaboMil Radio 96.3 FM, 5:30-6:00 PM. Los Cabos Now - Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 PM and click on "LIVE"
Happy Hour at the Sandbar -3PM - Sunset
Monday Thru Saturday
Zumba Exercise and Dance Classes - 8:00 - 9:00 AM Stadium across from La Arca beginning Feb. 9th. - Doctora Oliva, 612-145-0201
Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand. 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos
La Coronela, Live Mexican Music - 12 - 3 PM, Hotel California, Todos Santos
Two For One Happy Hour - 3 - 6 PM, Shut Up Frank's, Todos Santos
Two For One Happy Hour - 5 - 6 PM, La Esquina, Todos Santos
CaboMil Happy Hour - 6 :00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Radio 96.3 FM, In English.
Los Cerritos Beach Club - Sunset Sessions, Live music by Dalina Jones and Diego Ramirez, 3 to 6 P.M.
Tennis-- Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-]
Daniel Siqueiros - Live Music noon to 3 PM, Hotel California, Todos Santos

Eco Cafe Series - 5:00 PM La Esquina, Todos Santos
Recycling Center Open - 1-2 pm, Pescadero - SINADAES, AC, Contact MaryLo 612 130-3172 or marylomh [-at-]
Peace and Loaf Bakery - 9 AM to noon, Calle Las Brisas, El Otro Lado, gruenitz10 [-at-],, 612-118-3683, Todos Santos
Live Music and All You Can Eat Pizza at The Sandbar, Pescadero
La Jardinera Organic Produce at La Esquina - 9:30 - 1 PM, Todos Santos
Tennis - Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-]
Meet the Artists Series - 5:30PM - Visions in Cafelix.
Steak Night at La Canada, Todos Santos, 6:00 P.M. Reservations Req'd 612-14-00069
Music At Felipe's - Pescadero
Los Cerritos Beach Club - Sunset Sessions, live music , 3 to 6 P.M.
Shawn and Cowboy - 8 to 11 PM Live Music, Hotel California, Todos Santos
Live Reggae Band at the Sandbar
Tennis - Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-]
Peace and Loaf - 9 AM to noon, -Calle Las Brisas, El Otro Lado, gruenitz10 [-at-],, 612-118-3683, Todos Santos
Music by Flashback - 8 P.M., Hotel California, Todos Santos
Live Music at The Sandbar

Workshops and Meetings

Monday Through Friday
Aerobics - 8 - 9 PM, La Arca, Todos Santos
March 16 - 20, Psychocalisthenics Workshop, 3:30 - 4:45 PM, La Arca, 650 Pesos. Info Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-], 612 157 6088, Todos Santos
3rd Sunday each month, Open Reading, 3 PM, Todos Santos Gallery. Info: Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-], 612-10-05872, Todos Santos
Dharma Talks and Guided Meditation with Robert K. Hall M.D. 10:00 A.M.--11:30 A.M. - La Arca, Todos Santos. (Translated into Spanish on the 1st Sunday each month)
Palapa Society Double Dutch Jump Rope Workshops, 4-5 PM, Central Plaza, Todos Santos, palapasociety [-at-], 1450-299
Todos Tortugeros, 2nd Monday each Month, 6 PM, Cultural Center, Todos Santos
Hatha Yoga, 8 AM, La Arca, Todos Santos
Hatha Yoga, 9 AM, Mini-Super Los Arcos, Pescadero
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos
Manos Magicas - 10 A.M.-12 P.M. at DIF on Topete across from La Copa, Todos Santos
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos
T'ai Chi Classes - 4:15-5:30, La Arca, beginning December 2nd for 12 weeks - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-], 612 157 6088, Todos Santos
Yoga Ashtanga at La Arca 9:00 A.M., Todos Santos
Hatha Yoga, 8 AM, La Arca, Todos Santos
Hatha Yoga, 9 AM, Mini-Super Los Arcos, Pescadero
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 11 - 12 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos
Drawing Classes - 9:00 to 10:30 AM, Todos Santos, E mail or call for info and directions - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-at-], 612-136-6738
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos
Hatha Yoga, 8 AM, La Arca, Todos Santos
Hatha Yoga, 9 AM, Mini-Super Los Arcos, Pescadero
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos
Plein Air Painting Workshop - Marsha Dahlquist - 108 0390
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 11 - 12 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos

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