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

April 05, 2009

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News, Events and Announcements

April Open Reading - Our April Open Reading will be at the Todos Santos Gallery Sunday the 19th, 3PM (sorry, it is too late to change the time) Please join us with your original work no more than five minutes long. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-], 612-10-05872

Last Eco Cafe Of The Season! - Tuesday, April 7th, we'll be screening the enchanting movie, Santitos, "a passion-filled odyssey" in Spanish with English subtitles. Released in 1998, presented by John Sayles, it was awarded the Latin American Cinema Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Santitos is an uplifting film about faith and undying family love, and is as touching as it is hilarious.
Many thanks to Marimar and her staff at La Esquina for graciously staying open later on Tuesdays, and allowing us to hold the Eco Cafe series there, and especially for their generous donation each week to support Artosan's programs. And thanks to all of you who have expressed your gratitude for these special evenings. We look forward to seeing you next season! 5pm at La Esquina - Wendy And Elena, info [-at-],

Capital Gains Tax On Sale Of Property - This is to notify all Sellers that due to the increase in the Tipo de Cambio (Exchange Rate) that it is very important to review your tax base. The exchange rate has change by over 30% in a short time period. This can severely alter your capital gains tax liability by thousands of dollars because the tax liability is determined in pesos not dollars! If you have any questions please contact Lisa Welsch or Alvaro Colindres at Encanto Real Estate. Lisa [-at-] or Alvaro [-at-] - Lisa Welsch Alvaro Colindres,, 612-145-0287

Drawing Classes - Thursday April 9th will be our last drawing class for the month of April. but no worry, we will resume on May 21st. Put the date on your calendar and learn portrait and figure drawing with me over the summer months. Classes are every Thursday at 9:00 AM - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-at-], 612-136-6738, Todos Santos

This Week From The Community Calendar
Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5
Pescadero Chile & Strawberry Festival, 11:30 am - 10:00pm. Contact: Angie Zamorano, pisiana74 [-at-], 6241613551, Pescadero
Sunday, April 5
Daylight Saving Time begins in Mexico - set your clocks ahead one hour (spring forward, fall back)
9:00 PM -The Barking Dogs Band"in concert at Papas and Beer Beach Club - La Paz Malecon Tuesday, April 7
Last Eco Cafe Of The Season, The enchanting movie, Santitos

Don't Forget, our complete Community Calendar including Recurring Events, Meetings and Workshops is always located near the bottom of each issue of the Baja Western Onion

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Looking For Claudia Kopkowski - I need to find Claudia Kopkowski. If Claudia or anyone who knows how to reach her reads this, please email me or call me. Thanks. - Janet Howey, janethowey [-at-], 612-169-4252, Todos Santos

Las Palmas Fire Evidence - I left Las Palmas just before the fire started and have pictures of the school kids that were there before and after the fire started. They were there in two BCS-plated trucks. As I was leaving I said hello to a couple walking on the trail toward the beach. Their license plate was from Colorado and they may have seen something as well. - Janine Tejwaney, janinetejwaney [-at-], 206-465-5845

Looking For Jan Geeslin & John Milton - I am trying to contact Jan Geeslin and John Milton who own the land and buildings formerly known as "the way of nature" I know Jan is in Oregon near Ashland on the Applegate river and John may still live in Colorado. Any help finding them would be appreciated. E-mail addresses preferred. - Patricia Baum, teampaty1 [-at-], 612 145-0882

Email Misprint - My email address came out wrong in the last issue. It should be marceey [-at-] (the "F" was missing), although it would be even better if you answer through the BWO, as I expect my question about medical insurance is a topic of interest to many. Marcee -

Our Office Phone is Out Of Commission - If you have tried to call us on our office phone in the past week and got no answer, we apologize. We're moving our office and forgot to set up call forwarding. Now we have to wait until TelMex reconnects our lines at the new location. In the meantime, please call 612 117 0484 or 530 417 1451. - Alan Thompson, Todos Santos Technologies/Baja Satellite, alan [-at-]

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Rides Needed/Available

Need My FM3 Doc's Brought North - Looking for someone who might be flying north to Portland, Bend area. My FM3 docs are ready for me there in Todos at my atty. office and can be easily pick up. I'll be happy to meet you or just have them mailed to me after you get north. - Larry Crowson, larry [-at-], (971)404-6009

Hoping to "hitch a ride" - for my full size mattress and four poster iron bed that dissembles into 4 flat sections. Not big, just a little two big for my doublecab Tacoma. I'm happy to help with your costs so if you're driving from Northern Cal soon,and have extra room in your truck or trailer, please consider. Will pay to sleep well again! - Liane Collins, litli [-at-], 145-0136

Little Puppy Needs A Ride - I have an adorable 8 week old puppy that has found a loving home in Orange County Calif. If you are flying to CA or driving, the prospective owners would be happy to pick little "Chupe" up. She has her papers and would fit under an airline seat, which would be paid for. - Marilyn Martin, redcliffproperties [-at-], 612-153-5354

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Restaurant and Food News

Sandbar Southern Style Bar-B-Que Brunch Buffet - Easter Sunday April 12 at Noon, the Sandbar will be presenting a Southern Style Bar-B-Q Brunch Buffet featuring Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Homemade Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Cornbread and Chocolate Fountain desert for $65P for adults and $30P for kids. There will be Live Blues music and an Easter Egg hunt at noon for the kiddies and Easter Jager hunt for the adults at 3 (Jagermeister and drink prizes). Ladies that show up in their best Easter bonnet get a free drink! So bring your big southern appetite and join in the celebration! - Tyler, Sandbar_Pescadero [-at-],, 310-525-7838 US Mobile, Pescadero

Ataxcon Mexican Food - - Dinners at Ataxcon Thursday and Fridays. Proprietor Landi Ortega says in her home state of Guerrero, Pozole is traditionally served every Thursday, so she's decided to carry on the tradition in Todos Santos. On Traditional Thursdays she'll prepare her famous home cooked Pozole which includes spicy green and red versions, and a savory white variety. On Thursdays and Fridays, she'll also serve her regular dinner menu such as Bake Fish in Banana leaves, Chicken Mole, Pork Cutlet in Salsa Verde, Nopales Vegetarian Salad, served with beans and rice and includes a beverage, for $75 pesos per dish. And guests are welcome to bring their own wine and beer to enjoy with dinner. Open for Breakfast and Lunch Sunday-Friday, Dinner Thursday and Friday. Open Saturdays. - (Heroico Colegio Militar No. 90, front COMEX) - Landi Ortega, landi_ortega [-at-], 612-17-612-75, Todos Santos

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Music/Entertainment News

Corazon Vaquero DVD Now Available - "Corazon Vaquero" is now available for sale at El Tecolote Bookstore. $20 U.S. This beautifully filmed documentary of life on the ranchos surrounding us was the hit of the film festival. Other recently-arrived DVDs being stocked for rent include Young at Heart, a wonderful documentary of a senior chorus singing rock and roll - a highly satisfying experience for folks like myself who suddenly find themselves arriving "at a certain age" here in Todos Santos. - Janet Howey, 145-0295

"The Barking Dogs Band" At Papas And Beer Beach Club - La Paz - Sunday 5 of April "The Barking Dogs Band" in concert at Papas and Beer Beach Club - La Paz Malecon - starting at 9 PM - Free Entrance - Beer - Burgers - Fries - Steaks - Music - Roberto Meloni, bajamotors [-at-], 612 1615733, La Paz

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Pet Corner

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

More Manos Magicos - Please help us! We are looking for juice and milk cartons to create baskets. Also, we are collecting jars for the summer project of making Mango Chutney. Stop the waste - please let us have the mangos you will not use. If you will be away in the summer please give us permission to have your fruit before you leave. DIF 10:30 to 12:30 Tuesdays. Also Tuesdays 12 noon (DIF) come and perfect your Spanish and sewing at the Spanish language sewing classes. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-], 612-10-05872

Dell Desk Top Computer - I have an extra computer at my office, it is a Dell Demension 4300, it has been serviced only a month ago. It has a c/d burner and key board. In great condition it can be seen here in Todos Santos. Asking $375 Call my cell: 612-136-9981 - Albert, Todos Santos

Organic Coconut Oil - If you are interested in buying some Organic Coconut Oil. According to my personal experience it is great for cooking, hair, skin and more. The bottle costs $170 pesos. For orders: - Silvia Unzon, silviaunzon [-at-], Pescadero

Mixtica Month Of April Sale - Hello, fellow clotheshorses! Stop in at MIXTICA and snap up a Happy Easter frock before, during or after Sabrina's yummy lunch at MIXTICASA around the corner. Remember " When the going gets tough the tough go shopping" - Euva Anderson, horsejunkies [-at-], 612 15 80489, Todos Santos

Rattan Mirror - Beautiful, authentic, elegant, all these and more is the rattan mirror (1.10 x 0.80 mt) I am selling. The price? ¡incredible! only $4,00.00 pesos My name Isabel Jirash, isabelgourmet [-at-], 01 (612) 1450832

Refrigerator And Convection Oven For Sale. - There are a couple of items still for sale at Peace and Loaf: MABE Refrigerator (medium size) $1800. pesos, Convection oven with stand $800. pesos. - Gloria Ruenitz, gruenitz10 [-at-],, 612-118-3683, TodosSantos

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

Camper 20' Fully Self Contained - 1987 Vacationeer camper, full kitchen, new roof air, generator, 3 beds sleep 5, bathroom with shower, carpet, overcab, jack stands. Ready to live-in! $4000 cheap. Call or email for photos and full description. - Robert Quirk, rq [-at-], cell (624) 147-0326, Todos Santos

For Sale 1975 Dodge Minnie Winn Motorhome - Class "C", 21 feet long 8 feet wide, sleeps up to six, bath w/ sink, shower & toilet, kitchen w/ sink, stove-oven & refrigerator. Equipped with awning, 4000 watt generator, roof a/c, 360 V-8 and automatic.
3,400US cocos - Michael Sahli, terisahli [-at-], 14-50552, Todos Santos

For Sale 1990 Toyota Land Cruiser - 4.0 liter 6 cyl., auto, a/c, needs transmission work and a windshield (estimated at about 500.00 to have good car for the Baja)
Asking 1,700 cocos - Michael Sahli, terisahli [-at-], 14-50552

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Sales and Services

Highly Recommended - We recently had some landscaping/irrigation work done on our property. We used 'Vivero Carolina', located behind the Soriana in Cabo. I have to honestly say that the work that they did was impeccable! I have never seen a group of people work with such a passion and strive to make everything look and work perfectly. Francisco is fluently bilingual and is the kindest man I have ever met. The prices are fair and the service is unforgettable. - Rob Reisen, [-at-], Elias Caies

Reliable Handyman Needs Work - A mature gentleman, Pepe Osuna, who speaks a little English, is an excellent worker. His expertise is in palapas and palo de arco. He also is experienced in plumbing, masonry work, repairs of anything, and has experience as a cook. He is honest and reliable. He can provide references in the English community. Contact Pepe 044-612-117-5013 referred by Jill Logan. - Pepe Osuna, jilllogan2001 [-at-] yahoo,.com

Free Psychocalisthenics® Class - April 27th – May 1st Psychocalisthenics® - If you have been curious about these exercises, this is your last chance until the Fall. Psychocalisthenics is easy to learn. Come April 27th and take the first class for FREE with no obligation to sign up for the rest of the week. 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 will be taught over 5 consecutive days, 3:30-4:45 P.M. at La Arca. Once learned, you will be able to practice on your own taking 15-20 minutes to complete the series. Tuition $650 pesos. Repeats half price. Arica® and Psychocalisthenics® are registered trademarks - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-], 612-157-6088, Todos Santos

Todos Santos & Pescadero - I would like to thank you all that have become my friends and trusted me with the care of your property's and homes. I am great full for the trust you have all showed me. If you would like to refer me to your friends you can always count on that I will do everything in my power to follow your direction . You will be able to relax when you are away knowing that a responsible and honest man is looking out for your best interest. My e-mail address is lacio31 [-at-] and my cell phone number is 612-135-4870. Thank you I look forward on serving you in the future .

I would like to continue to as a property manager and would appriciate any information you would like to share with me in caring for your home or land. - Victor Sossa, lacio31 [-at-], 612 1328777

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Rentals Available/Wanted

Two Bedroom Home - Rent - I have a two bedroom home in the Las Brisas area of Todos Santos, you can walk into town. Comes fully furnished, patio, second story palapa for viewing the ocean. Very clean home, has security gate for off street parking. Start in rent in May, asking $500 per month must pay for utilities. Need two months rent to move in. Call: 612-136-9981 - Albert, 612-145-0664, Todos Santos

FURNISHED HOUSE FOR RENT - You building in TS need a completely furnished house to stay in while you are waiting. Long term rentals with secure fence and gates enclosing house, grounds and RV pad. Great views, breeze, mature trees with shade. 2 bedrooms, large open living room, kitchen with dining area, palapa with BBQ, washing machine, and much more. $650 for more info call Jaime 612 132 8893. - Deborah Horn, deborahhorn [-at-], 612 132 8893, Todos Santos

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Real Estate For Sale

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Quote of the Day: " Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. " ~ Bob Thaves, "Frank and Ernest", 1982

Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week


April 5 - Daylight Saving Time in Mexico. Move clocks forward one hour
Apr 5 - Pescadero Chile & Strawberry Festival, 11:30 am - 8:00pm. Contact: Angie Zamorano, pisiana74 [-at-], 6241613551, Pescadero
April 5 "The Barking Dogs Band" in concert at Papas and Beer Beach Club - La Paz Malecon
April 12 - Easter Sunday
April 12 - The Sandbar Southern Style Bar-B-Que Brunch, 12PM. Live entertainment & Easter Egg Hunts. Sandbar_Pescadero [-at-],, Pescadero
Jun. 14 - ALMA Spay & Neuter Clinic, Los Barriles

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
May 18 thru 26 - Visit Mexico's Copper Canyon, Contact Todos Santos Eco Adventures. - Sergio Jauregui, TSEcoAdventures [-at-],, 14-50189; 044-612-1613208, Todos Santos
Jun. 8 - ALMA rummage Sale, Los Barriles

April 7 - Last Eco Cafe Of The Season, The enchanting movie, Santitos

Apr. 22 - Rotary Club & UVERDE – “Earth Day” celebration


Apr 4 and 5 - Pescadero Chile & Strawberry Festival, 11:30 am - 10:00pm. Contact: Angie Zamorano, pisiana74 [-at-], 6241613551, Pescadero
May 2 - Rotary Second Annual "Tres Pez" Fishing Tournament. Info: Big Daddy Tournament Chair, 142-8008 or bajarhino [-at-], Los Barriles

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
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

Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand. 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos
10:30 A.M. - Manos Magicas at DIF 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-]
Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand. 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, 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-]
Steak Night at La Canada, Todos Santos, 6:00 P.M. Reservations Req'd 612-14-00069
Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand. 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos
David de la Valle at Felipe's, Pescadero 6:30 to 8:30 - Felipe Mesabailador, 612-130-3127
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-]
Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand. 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos
Music By Greg Kitchel, Felipe's In Pescadero 6:30 To 8:30, greg [-at-],, 612 119 3705
Music by Flashback - 8 P.M., Hotel California, Todos Santos
David de la Valle at Cerritos Beach Club 2:30 to 5:30
Live Music at The Sandbar

Workshops and Meetings

Monday Through Friday
Aerobics - 8 - 9 PM, La Arca, Todos Santos
April 27 - May 1, 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)
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 - 10:30 A.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
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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