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

April 29, 2009

News, Events and Announcements

Flea And Art Market In La Paz - Sunday 3 of May from 10 am to 6 pm "Flea and Art Market" in La Paz - a benefit evet for FANLAP (Fundacion Ayuda Niños de La Paz)- Downtown La Paz - Ramirez and Independencia -Used and New Things, Food, Wine, Clothes...and much more! Info:Roberto Meloni, lapazbusiness [-at-], 612 1615733, La Paz

Children's Day, April 30th - Thursday, April 30th is the Day of the Children. Subdelegado de Elias Calles Jesus S. Zarate, and teacher Antonio Perez would like to make a simple party for the children of the Elias Calles community. They will be appreciative of gifts of toys for the children (or cash donations,) for the party. Please leave for Jesus at his Carnita's Stand, Los Idols of Mexico at km 79 in Elias Calles by Wednesday. Thanks so much. - Joyce Jurgich, emailjoyce [-at-], Elias Caies

For Todos - Year-rounder and snow birds, younger and older, males and females , an exhibition of crafts and bags , hecho en Todos, cooperativa de las Manos Magicas. Sunday May 3rd after 11 30 , next to La Arca - Cat Chambaret, chambaretcat [-at-], , 612 102 83 93

Poetry Workshop Canceled - It is with deep disappointment that I must announce that the Naomi Shihab Nye Poetry Workshop and Public Reading have been canceled due to her concern about the swine flu epidemic. - Janet Howey, janethowey [-at-]

Tres Pez Fishing Tournament (courtesy Baja Pony Express) - The Rotary's "Tres Pez" fishing tournament is this Saturday with check in Friday from 4 to 5 in the afternoon at the Hotel Palmas lobby. Get your information sheet and application at either Bahia Real Estate office or Homes & Land of Baja office (Otra Vez) or call or e-mail Big Daddy. Looking forward to seeing you and thank you for helping your local Rotary Club. - Big Daddy, bajarhino [-at-], 142-8008, Los Barriles

This Week From The Community Calendar
Wednesday, April 29
Movie Night At Buena Vida - "The Escapist" 8:00pm. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-], 6121450215, 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-] or Vivianne Jáuregui vivi_jm [-at-] - Dany Lamote, chefdany [-at-], 612-143-0448, Todos Santos
Feliz Dia Del Niño, National Children´s Day Celebration - Euva Anderson, horsejunkies [-at-], 612 15 80489/624 14 16881, Todos Santos

Friday May 1
Thru May 5 - Relaxation Retreat, La Paz, La Duna, Ecological Center. 3 nights - $2,700MN, 4 nights - $3,650MN, all inclusive. - Gabriela Flores, gabriela [-at-], (612)122-5381, La Paz

Saturday, May 2
Rotary Second Annual "Tres Pez" Fishing Tournament. Info: Big Daddy Tournament Chair, 142-8008 or bajarhino [-at-], Los Barriles

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Update On Flu Outbreak - April 28, 2009 – Center for Disease Control Issues Travel Notice for Mexico; All Schools Closed and Nonessential Consular and Visa Services in Mexico Suspended until May 6

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended on April 27, 2009 that U.S. citizens defer all nonessential travel to Mexico because of the outbreak of H1N1 “swine” influenza. The CDC Travel Notice which advises U.S. citizens of the health risks that may be involved with travel to Mexico and provides a list of precautions travelers and U.S. citizen residents in Mexico can take to reduce their risk of infection can be found at the CDC website at The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert that can be found at

On April 27, the Government of Mexico announced that as a precautionary measure, all schools throughout the country from kindergarten through university level will remain closed until May 6. All government-sponsored events involving large crowds in Mexico City have also been canceled, and museums and most tourist attractions are closed.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. Consulates throughout the country have suspended all non-essential services to the public until May 6. Consular services for U.S. citizens will be limited to emergency assistance and to citizenship applications (passports and consular reports of birth abroad, or CRBA). Notarial and other routine services will not be available; anyone with passport or CRBA appointments is encouraged but not required to reschedule to a later date. Additionally, Federal Benefits Units are requesting all persons to postpone interviews on Social Security claims. The Consular Agency in Cabo San Lucas will remain open for emergency services only. The Consulate will monitor this situation continuously during the week and advise before May 6 if this suspension needs to be extended.

Consulate General Tijuana’s visa unit has suspended all nonimmigrant visa appointments until May 6. The Consulate will reschedule all nonimmigrant visa appointments which have been made between April 27 and May 5. Our scheduling center will call or e-mail applicants to reschedule appointments. Alternatively, applicants may re-schedule visa appointments without being charged by calling 01-800-719-2525. If there is an emergency visa issue please email TijuanaInfo [-at-] If visa operations need to be suspended beyond May 6, we will inform the public as soon as possible.

A separate notice about immigrant visa appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will be issued on April 28, 2009.

The Benjamin Franklin Library will be closed to the public.

The Consulate 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. Medical authorities urge people to avoid hospitals and clinics unless they have a medical emergency, since hospitals are centers of infection; instead, those with health concerns are encouraged to stay home and call their physicians to avoid potential exposure. Although the Consulate cannot give medical advice or provide medical services to the public, a list of hospitals and doctors can be found on our website at the following links:
For additional information, please consult the State Department’s website at, the CDC website at, or the website of the World Health Organization at The U.S.-based call center for U.S. citizens can be reached from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, M-F, at 1-888-407-4747, or if calling from outside the U.S., at (202)-501-4444. The U.S. Embassy will post additional information as it becomes available at:, as will Consulate General Tijuana at

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana
American Citizen Services
Tapachula #96
Colonia Hipodromo, 22420
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
For after-hours emergencies only: From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154, From the U.S., dial (619) 692-2154.
- John Stoltzfus

Amerimed Clinic Announcement (courtesy Baja Pony Express) - Dr. Cevallos and I have been investigating this swine flu and we have been notified by Amerimed the following facts about this “Swine Flu Epidemic” so I’m passing it on.

The Swine Flu (originated in Vera Cruz) is affecting healthy adults, middle aged, as well as those with compromised immune systems. The initial symptoms after 24-48 hour incubation include “cold symptoms” with runny nose, nasal congestion, cough with or without phlegm, sore throat, fever >100.3* F ( 38* C) muscle and joint aches, headache, shortness of breath. The VIRUS can live up to 2 weeks on dry surfaces like grocery cart handles, ATM machines, door handles so direct personal contact is not the only transmission. Diagnosis is symptomatic with confirmed sputum culture, chest X-ray and CBC.

Prevention is the key by avoiding large gatherings, public places, airlines, or contact with ill appearing friends or general public unless you wear face masks. Hand washing is essential after contact with any objects that may be exposed by general public.

The treatment “Tamiflu” is NOT available here in Baja but at present only in Government hospitals in mainland Mx. NO private institutes have availability because the Government is giving FREE treatment and they want to avoid black-market pricing.

No vaccine is available for this strand and if you had flu shots last season it will not cover completely this strand but will give at least 60% coverage. However, if you receive a flu vaccine it will weaken your immune system for up to 3 weeks. Amerimed just ordered a supply of this years flu vaccines and will be arriving Thursday.

Well cooked pork is not the carrier but the importation of all PORK products has been suspended.

If you suspect that you may have been exposed or have symptoms go to the nearest medical facility for treatment and testing. We are making an effort to obtain the rapid tests at Amerimed but at present only sputum cultures which take 5 days to incubate. Treatment will be available if confirmed cases hit Baja SUR but at present no cases have been confirmed yet. All suspicious cases are going to La Paz for testing.

Not all colds are this flu so no need to panic, just use common sense and good prevention techniques. All the private Medical facilities in Cabo are having a meeting to come up with a plan in the event even one case is confirmed so we can quarantine and test. If you have any doubts get tested as soon as possible.

Please view the links to learn more. We will keep you posted to any other information, thanks for your attention - Char, Amerimed Clinic, 624 141-0797

Cabo Mil Info (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - Click on this link for the current Swine Flu Google map, prepared by "niman", a biomedical researcher in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. It is updated regularly.

Map name: H1N1 Swine Flu in 2009
Legend: Pink markers are suspect. Purple markers are confirmed or probable. Deaths lack a dot in marker. Yellow markers are negative.

A panel of physicians will appear on "Los Cabos Now" tomorrow, Wed April 29 from 5:30 to 6:00 pm to separate Swine Flu fact from fiction, discuss preventative measures, and update listeners on the latest data. No radio? Log on to: and click on "Listen In" on the English home page. Dr. McAllister will be on Cabo Mil at 5:30 pm Wednesday with the latest update.

Posted by Sabrina Lear
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm MST
96.3 FM Radio Cabo Mil "LIVE"
cel 624 128 1317
Skype: sabrinaloscabos

Links to Additional Information:,

Urgent Road Warning For Wide Trailers (courtesy Baja Pony Express) - I just arrived La Ventana 10/26 via Highway 1. I hauled my wide trailer. Wider than a full size pickup truck. If your boat trailer, trailer, or vehicle is extra wide I would not drive it down south right now.
Where they are doing the new construction and really widening the road an hour north of Cataviña it is not safe to go southbound there with a wide trailer. They have the road torn up and two full size vehicles cannot pass opposite directions at the same time in 3-4 different stretches. It is broken into the road enough that if you meet a bus or semi you just lost your vehicles and possibly life. I made it by going 5 mph and stopping. So it is the ultimate roulette. Not worth it.

I would not allow any friend to drive a wide vehicle on this stretch what so ever cars and trucks are absolutely fine, just some white knuckles, as a stretch of a quarter mile there was a 3-5 foot sheer drop-off as they removed the road to the west side completely.

I do not know if it was just the weekend or what but it was a Saturday and there was no work being done on this section. I highly recommend people post updates to this construction progress for travelers with wide trailers safety.

Other than that only one issue just south of Loreto in the mountains a part of the road missing, but was well marked when I went by. Two large vehicles can not fit there either, but just one spot. -

Profepa And Semarnat (courtesy Baja Pony Express) - SEMARNAT is the environmental authority which has the job of making rules regarding environmental issues. It is the government agency that has as fundamental intention "foment the protection, restoration and conservation of the ecosystems and natural resources, and goods and environmental services, in order to propitiate (cause) the utilization and sustainable development "

To make sure the rules are respected PROFEPA was formed. It is basically the DA (Defense Attorney) of SEMARNAT.

One who acquires real estate property in Mexico must abide by the rules which are made by SEMARNAT regarding the use of the land, forestation, etc., etc., and if one does not PROFEPA will send an inspector who will make a report, said report once analyzed will generate a RESOLUTION which will either emit a sanction or not.

The sanctions are fines based on three factors, the fault, the minimum wage in Mexico and the financial situation of the person who will be fined. The procedure is the following:

A notice of an inspection, the inspection, the study of the findings, the emission of a decision, the notice of the fine and request for payment; if payment is not done SAT which is the IRS of Mexico will do procedures to seize the property. At times one can exchange the fine for community benefit or work.

Thus one must know when and if a resource person, with the appropriate knowledge, needs to be contacted before starting a building project anywhere in Mexico. The answer to this is very easy: When ever one changes the environment, by this we mean cutting down shrub, tree, or planting new trees, building any construction. The other question is how to do this or who to contact for such work. There are a number of experts in the environmental field and one can easily find such experts by going at any SAMARNAT office and ask what must be done. At times the law will require one to have an environmental study done; this work is carried out by persons who are recognized by SAMARNAT as expert in their field.

What one must do if there is an inspection done on the property? First of all let the inspector do his job, second provide accurate information and third wait for the resolution.

Once the resolution has been served two avenues are open: Pay the indicated fine in one payment or make an arrangement with PROFEPA, the second avenue is to appeal the resolution, to do this one has a number of days to present the appeal and follow very strict rules of law thus the need of a lawyer who is an expert in such matters or better a legal firm which has several lawyers who are qualified to do the job (two brains better than one).

Most procedures are faulty and this opens the door to the annulment of the fine but does not get rid of the problem, by this we mean that PROFEPA will come back until the situation is fixed thus the need to have a legal representative to negotiate a permanent fix. - Jacques-Edouard Beaulne, Lawyer, can_am_mex [-at-]

Bat Deterrent Light (courtesy Baja Pony Express) - If you have bat problems, you can just leave a small night light on and they will leave ( not roost). The URL below is for a small florescent night light that uses almost no energy, is automatic, and does keep the bats out of our 2000 sq. ft. of palapas.

The ones I use are the cool white. It only takes one for a large area. We had bat guano everywhere prior to using them (2). We have to supply our own electricity, so are quite energy conscious. - Don, papabear [-at-], Los Barriles

Looking For Ricardo Torres - Does anyone have the cell phone # of Ricardo Torres? Thanks and take care in these times. - Patricia Baum, teampaty1 [-at-], 612 145-0882

8 Hp Evinrude Outboard Stolen - Wanted: My 8hp Evinrude 4 stroke outboard was stolen off my aluminum skiff at La Pastora, north of Todos Santos. The motor was chained and locked to the skiff in my carport. The motor is dark blue and practically brand new with only approx. 40 hours on it. If anyone has seen this motor for sale locally please let me know ASAP.

Please be careful with your valuables at La Pastora. Rip-offs in the arroyo have been increasing this winter/spring season. There have been two vehicles used in the past by the thieves. One is a white Ranger pick-up with a black stripe at the bottom on the sides. The other is a white Suburban. The police have been notified. However, it may be up to the general public to track these scum down! Be on the look-out! They could be foceros, so be careful. - Esteban De La Pastora, smeisinger1 [-at-], 612-118-4782

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Rides Needed/Available

Ride Needed - Hi, I Need a ride from San Jose airport to Todos Santos or La Paz.I arrive on the 30th of may around 6:00 Pm. I'll pay for gas. Thank you. - Dana, daluckeyme [-at-], Todos Santos

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Restaurant and Food News

Movie Night At Buena Vida Wednesday - 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-], 6121450215, Todos Santos

Pan D Les Bakery In La Paz - Now that the temperature is starting to rise, the bread guy will be open from 8 until one Monday through Friday and until 2 on Saturday.

The bakery is in downtown La Paz on Madero street at Ocampo and can be identified by its yellow and white striped awning. Parking is most difficult between noon and one so plan your visit accordingly.

You can phone ahead to have a loaf set aside. The selection varies daily. Baguet rustico, whole wheat baguet, chabata, rye, multigrain, pizza bread, focaccia, shitaki with rosemary, walnuts and red wine, potato with herbs and cracked pepper, sourdough plus muffins, eclairs, cookies and granola - Les Carmona, lapaz.breadguy [-at-], 044 (5) 612 119 83 2, La Paz

Gourmet Meals Prepared For You - New York gourmet caterer available to serve you and guests in your own home. Prepared food picked up in Todos Santos. Save money feeding friends and family this way instead of eating out. Menus from soups to home baked wonderful pastries, pies, cakes. Order entire meals or entrees, or desserts. Menues can be sent to you with prices. I try to use available organic produce, eggs, etc. Don't cook tonight, let Diane do it. Please order well in advance of event. I do not serve, clean up or provide beverages of any kind. This keeps prices affordable. Best contact is email. - Diane Cassar, dianejoy39 [-at-], 612 145 0873, Todos Santos

Alta Cocina Mexicana Presents “A Study Of Chiles” A Gourmet Cooking Class With A Bite! - Chef Dany Lamote and Vivianne Jauregui Mariño are joining talents and cultures to teach a 5-course Mexican traditional and fusion style dinner. Mild, medium and spicy peppers are the focus. We can easily accommodate vegetarians and people with special dietary requests.

Habanero and Kahlua martinis to “break the ice”
Queso manchego, Brie, Baja Chardonnay and chile poblano soup drizzled with cayenne infused olive oil.
Stuffed jalapeños with crab with chipotle-tequila mayo.
A palet cleanser of nopal salad, jicama and queso fresco served with orange, mango and chile de arbol sorbet.
Chiles en Nogada. Stuffed chiles with beef, pork, pecans and raisins served with a creamy cheese sauce and pommegranate seeds. (A recipe Vivianne grew up with )
Fried plantains drizzled with cajeta served with coconut ice cream, fresh strawberry-chile piquín salsa and star anise infused tequila.

LOCATION: Serendipity, April 30th
4-6 pm Cooking class - 12 students max
6-9 pm dinner
Class+dinner - $50 usd
Dinner only - $35 usd
Bring the beverage of your choice.
For reservations e-mail chefdany [-at-] or Vivianne Jáuregui vivi_jm [-at-] - Dany Lamote, chefdany [-at-], 612-143-0448, Todos Santos

Eating In San Jose - When you are hungry, lunch or dinner, in San Jose there is a surprise of a friendly small Italian Restaurant severing inexpensive fresh delicious food. The Market menu changes daily. If you want wine or beer you are welcome to bring your own. Cocina L'Oliva, Calle Idelfonso Green S/N Casi Esq Zaragoza, El Centro. 624-1325113 - Claudia Hatler, tswomen1 [-at-], 612-10-34053

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Music/Entertainment News

La Paz Baja Kettle Corn Hosts Daniel And Ellen Siqueiros On Sundays - Enjoy your evening in La Paz on the Malecon, grab a bag of incredible Kettle Corn and listen to Daniel Siqueiros work his magic on the electric violin and guitar while Ellen displays her fine artisan jewelry. Last week was a big hit so we are repeating this for a couple of weeks. Daniel begins just as the sun goes down and Ellen is set up a bit before that. We go til about 9 p.m. And, if you have not had that sweet, salty, Kettle Corn, you are in for a real treat. Free samples are always handed out so you can try it first. Come and join the fun this Sunday. - Heather Kent, hkm2 [-at-], 612-167-6424, La Paz

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Pet Corner

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-], 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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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

New Propane Refrigerators For Sale - New propane refrigerators for sale. Sizes up to 21 cubic feet. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [-at-], CCMBAJA.COM, 624 1656804, Pescadero

Oxygen Tank Needed For Home Use - Long time employee of Casa Bentley, Jose Maria Agundez is need of an oxygen tank for use in his home. (not for diving) If you have a oxygen tank that can be borrowed, or bought, please contact us asap. Muchas Gracias. - German Or Francesca, lasirena_ts [-at-], 145-0353

For Sale: Queen Size Bed Frame With Night Stand And Kitchen Exhaust Hood. - Bed frame and night stand from Ikea with some damage as is $50 USD. Stainless steel exhaust hood with dual fans $50 USD. - Sylvia St.clair, sasinbaja [-at-], 612-145-0563, Todos Santos

Yard Sale - Sunday, May 3rd - Round folding table, 7 ft Xmas tree with lights bought at Costco, many xmas decorations, 1940 Vanity with big mirror, just needs some TLC. Gamo pellet rifle with scope and carrying case, fireplace screen, small refrigerator. Many other odds and ends...just might have something you can't buy down here. SUNDAY...May 3rd. Come early, call or email about any specific item. DIRECTIONS: South side of Pescadero, green 2 story house behind the huertas, in front of the playa. - Sylvia Redondo, cigar00 [-at-], 612-142-8249, Pescadero

Propane Refig. Wanted - Propane frig/freezer wanted. Any brand. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [-at-], CCMBAJA.COM, 624 1656804

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

For Sale 1989 Isuzu Trooper - Black, 4x4, 4 cyl. $ 12,000 pesos!! - Roberta Borghini, rborghin [-at-], 612+1339002, Todos Santos

Fully Stocked Rv Is Perfect Guest House - "Rosita" is an RV and more: a guest house, a spare bedroom, a bodega. Having lived in Todos Santos since 2003, she's a true Baja girl who needs a new owner because I now live on the mainland. She's a '69 Ford Lazydaze and from the outside, she fools thieves because they'd never guess how cool 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. She comes fully stocked with things like toaster, coffee maker, plates, glasses, pots, pans, canopy and much more. They truly do not make 'em like her anymore.

With so many extras, she's worth over $3600 but I need to sell her now and will accept $2800 or take closest offer. - Feeny Lipscomb, feenylipscomb [-at-], 322-149-3472 San Pancho

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Sales and Services

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

Tarot Card Readings - Tarot card readings now available by appointment only in Todos Santos until May 14th. With this ancient art, you are able to look deeper at the various aspects of life; including Career, Spiritual/Personal development, Love, Relationships, or any questions that you may have concerning where you are in your life presently and where you wish to go. Through my personal growth and experience receiving and giving Tarot readings, I use the symbols of the cards and the vast stories that each card offers varying from a practical to a clairvoyant interpretation. Come and join me for a fun, truthful, and mystical experience! - Esperanza Rodriguez, LaEsperanza11 [-at-], 612-135-8857

New York Licensed Professional Massage Therapist - I am a Registered Nurse and Licensed Massage Therapist in New York State. I am a professional body worker with many years of experience with therapeutic, medical and sports massage. Specializing in deep connective tissue work, acupressure, neuromuscular re-education, structural integration, post surgical physiotherapy,
and i am available for in home nursing care under my current New York State Registered Nurse License. (3rd party insurance accepted).

Massage is not strictly for "pleasure" nor should it be connected to sexual activity. Massage has many natural benefits to the body, soul, spirit and heart. Massage is a safe way to relax and have a healing experience under the hands of an experienced therapist. Massage benefits medical conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, high blood pressure, poor circulation, neck, back, shoulder, hip pain, headache relief. References provided. $50.00US for the hour.

Best contact is email please. - Diane Cassar, dianejoy39 [-at-], 612 145 0873, Todos Santos

Todos Santos Technologies provides Sales, Repair and Installation of:

For more information, please visit our site online at or contact Alan at alan [-at-], US Office: 530 903 4257, Mexican Office: 612 145 0364 and 530 313 5225.

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Rentals Available/Wanted

Rent A Beautiful Casita In Pescadero In Front Of Organic Orchards & Amazing Ocean Views - This unique casita is a 2 bedroom home with ocean & outstanding organic orchard views. The architecture shows minimalist style in a unique way, providing simple but sophisticated comfort in a tasteful fashion. The house is located 6 miles south of Todos Santos, neighboring the Pescadero Huertas, in between Cerritos and San Pedrito surf breaks. The house sits 1km from the beach, in a peaceful and contemplative desert landscape. Great place for surfers or anyone that enjoys la naturaleza. Visit site for pics & rates. - Rodrigo Menendez, rmenende [-at-],, 612 1523097

Experienced And Responsible Housesitter Seeking Oppotunity Or Long Term Rental - Allow me to care for your home when you're unable to do so. I've recently relocated to Todos Santos and would like to be considered for house sitting responsibilities and or a long-term rental. Previous house sitting experience in both the US and BCS includes plants, maintenance, pet care, and most importantly keeping your home just as you would yourself. Excellent references available upon request. Thank you. - Scotty Bates, scottyabates [-at-], Todos Santos

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Real Estate For Sale

2100 Sq.ft. House For Sale By Owner - This beautiful, well appointed former showhome features a main floor master suite, spacious living and dining areas, granite kitchen and adjoining laundry room. Upstairs you'll find 2 more large bedrooms, a cozy family room, 3-piece bath and 2 balconies with a glimpse of the Sea. Nicely landscaped yard with huge private terrace and covered parking in a small gated privada. All this and more in an upscale neighborhood that's close to the marina, beach, shops, airport and everything else this charming Mexican 'city of peace' has to offer!
- Sheryl Hamilton, hamiltos12 [-at-],, cell 612-149-6084, La Paz

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Quote of the Day: " A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. " ~ Groucho Marx

Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week


May 3 - Exhibition of crafts and bags hecho en Todos, cooperativa de las Manos Magicas, 11 30 AM, next to La Arca. Info: Cat Chambaret, chambaretcat [-at-], 612 102 83 93
May 10 - Mother's Day
May 10 - ***CANCELED*** Naomi Shihab Nye, Poet. Public Performance, La Cañada del Diablo, 5pm. Doors open at 4. 100 pesos. Contact: Janet Howey, janethowey [-at-], 612-169-4252
Jun. 14 - ALMA Spay & Neuter Clinic, Los Barriles

April 27 Thru May 1 Psychocalisthenics® Class Series, 3:30-4:45 P.M., La Arca, First class on Monday is a free Introductory lesson. Contact: Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-], 612-157-6088, Todos Santos
May 11-13th - Naomi Shihab Nye, Poetry Workshop, Serendipity Ventures. Contact: Janet Howey, janethowey [-at-], 612-169-4252
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 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-] or Vivianne Jáuregui vivi_jm [-at-] - Dany Lamote, chefdany [-at-], 612-143-0448, Todos Santos
April 30 - Feliz Dia Del Niño, National Children´s Day Celebration - Euva Anderson, horsejunkies [-at-], 612 15 80489/624 14 16881, Todos Santos

May 1 thru 5 - Relaxation Retreat, La Paz, La Duna, Ecological Center. 3 nights - $2,700MN, 4 nights - $3,650MN, all inclusive. - Gabriela Flores, gabriela [-at-], (612)122-5381, La Paz

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

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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