Saturday, April 25, 2009
United States Consulate Message Re: Flu Outbreak in Mexico - U.S. Consulate General Tijuana advises that as a precaution, Mexican authorities closed all schools in the Federal District and in the State of Mexico on April 24, 2009, as the Mexican Secretariat of Health announced hundreds of cases of flu in the country, some of which may be the H1N1 strain of "swine flu". Some other public institutions, such as museums and government offices, are also closed. Exact numbers of the people infected with the various strains of flu are unavailable. The U.S. Consulate General has no additional information about closures.
The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens in Mexico that most cases of influenza are not "swine flu"; any specific questions or concerns about flu or other illnesses should be directed to a medical professional.
At this time the Mexican Secretariat of Health urges people to avoid large crowds, shaking hands, kissing people as a greeting, or using the subway. Maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other persons may decrease the risk of exposure. In addition, the following prevention tips are from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website:
1. Avoid close contact. - Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.For additional information, please consult the CDC website at www.cdc.gov, or the website of the World Health Organization at www.who.int. The U.S. Embassy will also post additional information as it becomes available on their website at: mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/citizen_services.html. - John Stoltzfus, Todos Santos
2. Stay home when you are sick. - If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
3. Cover your mouth and nose. - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands. - Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. - Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits. - Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Photo courtesy Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images C/o National Public Radio
Swine Flu Update - This is from a trusted friend of mine in Puerto Vallarta:
I have just had a lengthy conversation with an infectious disease physician from Puerto Vallarta, who is on his way back from an emergency meeting in Guadalajara.My friend did suggest staying away from crowded areas. Wash, Wash, Wash, Wash, Wash - hands, house, all areas. I will speak with him again tomorrow for further updates. - Frank Hills, zorba1360 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612 154 1050, La Paz
There have been NO CONFIRMED CASES in the state of Jalisco.
When I asked him if we are at risk here in Puerto Vallarta he said: Yes - every time someone sneezes we are at risk.
When I asked him what we can do to prevent being infected he said:
- Drink 50% more fluids than you normally do.
- Take Vitamin A, D and B Vitamins
- There IS NO vaccine available at this time. He stressed DO NOT RUSH OUT AND GET A FLU VACCINE - this is because for 3 weeks after receiving the flu vaccine, the body has a lower immune system.
More News and Links Here:
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/swineflu_you.htmAudio Stories at National Public Radio:
http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=103509094&m=103509087- The Baja Western Onion
Relaxation Retreat Near La Paz May 1-5 - Come to La Duna, Ecological Center, for 3 or 4 nights of relaxation in contact with Nature. Enjoy healthy and delicious food, a relaxing massage, yoga and bio-dance, creative activities, kayaks and mountain bikes, horseback riding, transportation from La Paz is included. Comfortable accommodations on the beach. Visit our website www.ecobaja.com and find our Puente a la Relajación package. Prices are $2,700 pesos for 3 nights, or $3,650 for 4 nights, all inclusive. - Gabriela Flores, gabriela [-at-] ecobaja.com, www.ecobaja.com, (612)122-5381, La Paz
Los Manos Magicos - Need help with sewing machine repairs - the Women' s Sewing Cooperative of Todos Santos have received a gift of several machines but some need work. If you can help please call 612-1028393.
The ladies still need a commitment of Mangos for their Chutney project. If you are away during the summer let them prevent the waste and mess. Also glass jars, fruit cartons, fabrics, notations are needed and appreciated. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 1005872
Sunday, April 26
Sacred & Sustainable Wisdom Weekend. Shamanic breathing and Breath Yoga, 9 am to 1 pm. Contact: Kitzia Danel, luz.holistica [-at-] gmail.com, 624 1683225
The Palapa Society's 5th Annual Dia del Tambo, at the lot adjacent to Hotel California and the Church. - Donna Viglione, palapasociety [-at-] yahoo.com, 1450-299
Monday, April 27
Free Introductory Psychocalisthenics® Class, 3:30-4:45 P.M., La Arca - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-] gmail.com, 612-157-6088, Todos Santos
Thursday, April 30
Alta Cocina Mexicana Presents “A Study Of Chiles” A Gourmet Cooking Class With A Bite!, 5-course Mexican traditional and fusion style dinner at Serendipity, 4-6 pm Cooking class, 6-9 pm dinner. Reservations e-mail chefdany [-at-] hotelcaliforniabaja.com or Vivianne Jáuregui vivi_jm [-at-] yahoo.com - Dany Lamote, chefdany [-at-] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612-143-0448, Todos Santos
Feliz Dia Del Niño, National Children´s Day Celebration - Euva Anderson, horsejunkies [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 15 80489/624 14 16881, Todos Santos
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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Piano Tuner - Looking for a piano tuner that does not charge 1500 pesos. - Cat Chambaret, chambaretcat [-at-] mac.com, 612 102 8393
Paradise And A Plastic Bag - My brother in law lives in Granada, Nicaragua and was riding his horse on the beach when suddenly a plastic bag blew up into the horse's face. The horse veered into a palm tree. The resulting tragedy was Joel had 5 broken ribs and a damaged eye and may suffer life long eye problems. It was far worse for his horse, it had to be destroyed. Just one more example of plastic bags and their dire effects on our earth. Please stop using plastic bags. This Earth Day is a great time to start. - Susan Stronberg, sstronberg [-at-] gmail.com, 612-161-3018, Todos Santos
Bootlegger's Ball Benefit Proceeds From The Event: - The Pelican Clean Up Group ( $1000MN), BWO 4/1, Dead Pelicans Update; The Children of the Agricultural Labor Camps ($5000MN), BWO 4/22, Feliz Dia Del Niño; and Los Amigos del Los Animales ($7830MN), spay and neutering
Thank You! Gracias! For the generous sponsors, listed below in alphabetical order backwards:
Vivero La Vida; Tommy the Internet Guy; Todos Santos Inn; Todos Santos Cafe; Ricardo Amigo Real Estate; Michael's at the Gallery; Lunch with Sabrina; Linda Hamilton Design; Legendary Hotel California; Lee and Brenda, sport fishing; La Polilla Gallery; La Esquina; La Copa; La Cañada Del Diablo; Justin Butler Mechanics; Juba Nour Shihan, Aikido Dojo; Jack Hamilton Photography; Il Giardino Pizzeria; Hotel California Tequila; Hair with Sara; Ezra Katz,Galeria Indigo; Dan Binetti; Burton Sportswear; BuildingInBaja.com; Buena Vida Pizzeria; Benito Ortega; Anon: Optics; Amerimex; and the many individuals that gave their time, energy, and laughter. We can laugh now, right?Thank you. - Tamara, t.vega.ts [-at-] gmail.com
Rides Needed For Baja Dogs - Baja Dogs have homes waiting in Calgary, Canada for many of our small dogs. If you are flying Westjet from Cabo to Calgary and you can possibly assist us by taking a dog up, it will be greatly appreciated. We will buy the carry (which will go under your seat), pay the dog's fare and provide all the documentation. Someone will meet you at the Calgary airport and take the dog from you. Your reward will be to know that you have helped give a dog a very special home.
If you are going on another airline that will accept pets in Cargo (summer restrictions apply with most airlines), you can also help us! - Dhorea Ryon, info [-at-] bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org, www.bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org, cell 612-140-2575, La Paz
Going North - Stopping in San Diego for a couple of days then on to oregon the first week of May looking for someone to ride along. No pets please. - Gary Gasper, ggasper5 [-at-] msn.com, 612-134-0498, Todos Santos
Package Needs To Go North - Is anyone driving North who can carry small a package and mail it in the US? It's a box about 8" X 12" X 16" and weighs about 6 Lbs. I would be happy to pay for shipping, etc. - Alan Thompson, alan [-at-] baja1.com, Todos Santos
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Movie Night At Buena Vida Wednseday - This Wednesday we will be showing another one of my favorites "The Escapist" at 8:00pm.
Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined he make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists - misfits with a mutual dislike for one other but united by their desire to escape their hell hole of an existence.
If you have any questions Please give me a call. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-] hotmail.com, 6121450215, Todos Santos
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Muneca is Missing - Small white spayed female, about 20 pounds, with cropped tail and wearing a collar, has been missing for a week from the Vivero on the beach in El Pescadero. Any information, please contact Gitte 612 1188 057 or gittelz [-at-] yahoo.com, 612.142.5955, Todos Santos
Lost Puppy! - Panza/Panzota is a cute baby girl puppy last seen at La Pastora on April 19th. She is about 18 inches tall with a longish stout body and short thick legs. She is mostly brown-black but has a distinctive 6 in. wide band of grey around her neck. If you see her, pick her up and drop her off at home, even if I´m not there, her other dog friends will be there outside. She lives east of the main road out to Pastora at the street where the Telmex building is. Big pink house at the top of the hill. - Caroline, 612.142.5955, Todos Santos
Canela Available For Adoption - Born on Easter Sunday one year ago, Canela is a beautiful, docile companion who is well socialized and loves people. She is well behaved and is looking for a good home. Canela is a larger-sized Shepherd/Boxer mix with a sweet personality. She is spayed and has her shots. Currently sponsored at Memo's Mascotas at Mariposa's Refuge in Pescadero. For more information, contact Mariposa at 612 111 6966.
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Extra Furniture - we purchased a whole house of furniture and have a few things we don't need. All wood table with 6 chairs perfect shape $500.00 futon bought at sorianas metal frame with pad$80.00 2 swivel barstools from costco very nice $125 each. Portable hot tub runs on 110 just blow up the outside and plug it in $400.00 round pool 15' x 42" used once with extra filters avaible in 3 weeks $200.00 Large entertainment cabinet for a flat screen with lots of storage $200.00 - Gary Gasper, ggasper5 [-at-] msn.com, 612-134-0498, Todos Santos
Cheap Books - I'm cleaning house and found four copies of the Moon Mexico City Handbook (copyright 2000) and one copy of Moon Northern Mexico (copyright 1994). New condition. 25 pesos each. Also a display copy of a large Surf Map of Mexico, 60 pesos. - El Tecolote Bookstore, 145-0295, Todos Santos
Mattress and Box Springs Needed - Does anyone know a good place to buy an American King-sized (76" by 80") mattress and box springs? We'd need it to be delivered to our home in Todos Santos. Let me know if you have any good store recommendations, or perhaps you have a bed to sell? Thanks much! - Dana, blondedana [-at-] earthlink.net, Todos Santos
Fax Machine And Computer For Sale - Year and a half old fax machine with phone for sale. barely used and in good condition. $100 U.S. or best offer.
Barely used computer with programs downloaded. year and a half old with flat screen monitor and all accessories. $250 U.S. or best offer. please email me for more details. - Veronica Stratton, Vero01strat [-at-] aol.com, 612-142-7603, Pescadero
Visions Gallery Re-opens - Visions Gallery, located in Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen, got a little facelift and is opening once again. There is some new art and better lighting, so please, stop by and check out what's happening! - Roxanne Sparks, gnomely [-at-] aol.com, www.artistsoftodossantos.blogspot.com, 612-171-0436
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RV - RV, Dodge Brougham 1979, Good Condition, Rebuilt Engine, New Ball Joints. - Bruce Kirsten, seaskate [-at-] peoplepc.com, 612-165 5316, La Paz
For Sale 1996 Isuzu Trooper - 4x4, 6 cyl. imported, $2000US email PaulaZettel [-at-] gmail or call 612-103-5591 - Paula Zettel, paulazettel [-at-] gmail.com, 612-103-5591
2000 Hyundai Elantra Stationwagon - Low mileage, only 42000 miles. Rarely driven here in Baja...was my Dad's car, so it sat for two years while I used my other cars. Perfect condition, runs extremely well...mechanic will verify (english mechanic:-)) Can go to La Paz and Cabo on less than a tank of gas!!! Great little runaround car. it's time to let it go. - Catherine Edwards, 612 153 5594, 178 0054, 145 0338, bajacata [-at-] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
98 Subaru Limited Legacy Outback - 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, Limited Edition. Automatic AWD, leather interior, Moon and Sun roof, power windows/doors. Great Condition, runs perfect. Second owner with NO problems since I have owned it. 149,000 Miles. $4,800usd.
Call 624 117 5310 for more info., Pescadero
Truck For Sale - 1993 GMC 1500 Pickup Truck. Full size, 2 door. Will accept an offer of 1500 USD coconut's. Call: 044-612-142-3160 or email: nursedirt [-at-] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Isuzu Trooper For Sale - 1998 Tan Trooper for sale. 4x4,A/C, 115,200 miles, good condition but needs some love. $1,900 U.S. but willing to negotiate. please contact me at 612-142-7603 or email me. - Veronica Stratton, Vero01strat [-at-] aol.com, 612-142-7603, Pescadero
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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-] gmail.com, 612-157-6088, Todos Santos
Todos Santos Technologies provides Sales, Repair and Installation of:
- Solar Electrical Systems
- Whole-house and Kitchen Water Purification Systems
- Dish Network Satellite Television
- HughesNet and iDirect Satellite Internet Systems
- Home Wireless Networking and Voice Over Internet Telephone Equipment
For more information, please visit our site online at http://www.todossantostechnologies.com or contact Alan at alan [-at-] TodosSantosTechnologies.com, US Office: 530 903 4257, Mexican Office: 612 145 0364 and 530 313 5225.
Hotel In Loreto - Hotel Angra is a new hotel in Loreto, spacious&secure parking lot, spacious rooms, hot water, wireless internet in the rooms. Visit our web page. - Ana Carranza, ana.carranza [-at-] hotelangra.com, www.hotelangra.com, 6131351172, Loreto
Car, Truck And R.v. Storage - Available storage for your car, truck or R.V. while you are away this a walled/fenced property with a full time residence in Las Brisas with a variety of options available. Please contact Dan for info - Dan Binetti, danbinetti [-at-] yahoo.com, 044-612-11-70298, Todos Santos
Casa Dracula - Jack Hamilton Photography has moved to Casa Dracula where he will continue to sell his large canvas images as well as many framed and matted pieces. He will be hosting special exhibits of other artists to be announced. In addition, Jack will be promoting his commercial work with examples of his architectural and portrait work.
Linda Hamilton Designs will continue its location at Casa Dracula featuring jewelry by various artists, suede apparel by Australian designer Kerry Grima, straw bags, cowhide rugs, rattan and recycled plastic mats,
coconut wood tabletop, bath accessories, coffee table books, and many more unique items for the home and garden. Look for new merchandise arriving soon.
Linda’s furniture is now in the grand new building at La Canada Del Diablo where she continues to sell her unique collection of sofas, chairs, tables, consoles, chaise lounges, decorative bowls, etc. in a variety of materials. Look for a new shipment to arrive in August, and an opening reception in May.
- Linda Hamilton, linda [-at-] lindahamiltondesigns.com, www.jackhamiltonphotography.com, 612.105.2857, Todos Santos
photo courtesy Mexonline.com -
Manicures And Pedicures At Sara's Salon - Sara is now offering manicures and pedicures at her salon above La Esquina. Anahi is available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every week from 9am-1pm. Please call Sara to make an appointment. - Sara Rutowski, ssrsunrose70 [-at-] hotmail.com, 6121183492
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Beach House In Pescadero $40 A Person - Casual family beach house for rent nightly/weekly. Sleeps up to 10 people. Right on the Pescadero/Pedrito beach. $40 per person per night. For more information please all 624 117 5310 or email kaiapapaya121 [-at-] gmail.com, 624 117 5310, Pescadero
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Open House Sundays - La Hacienda del Pacifico, located at 259 Camino del Pacifico, is being featured on SUNDAYS. Our gate will be open and you are welcome to visit our property and home. Each Sunday afternoon in May we are having an open house from 1pm to 3pm...Come by and take a look. Even if you are not a buyer, perhaps you know someone that is considering Todos Santos as a location for a home. We are offering a referral fee to the person who sends us our buyer. (Call if you need directions) - Chuck Cimino, carlosylina [-at-] hotmail.com, 145-0562, Todos Santos
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