Saturday, May 02, 2009
Internado Report - First, Prop. Rodolfo, the students and the parents wish to thank all of you who have generously contributed to the bedding fund. The staff and parents want to also replace the old iron frames of the bunk bed with new wood ones. The project just got bigger! It is our hope to have the sufficient funds for the new beds by the beginning of school in August. Please think of these kids when you wish to help our community. US and Canadian checks can be deposited directly without fees, cash can be deposited or given at the school. With a gift of 50$US or more you receive a copy "Rancho Aparte". This charming film is for sale, $10 US.
The sale of the school's organic vegetables and their flowers has been thwarted because of the school being closed due to the flu concerns. The selling of the veggies has three purposes: To involve the older students in business and with the community, an opportunity to make their contribution to the fund and make the broader community aware of the Internado. Within a week or so of school reopening we hope to have stand open one day a week. Please contact me or Prof. Rodolfo for more information. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-10-05872s
The Phone Book - May first, finally!---After the Advertisers receive their complimentary copies, the new Phone Book will be available next week. It was downsized in format, to provide all the information given me at a smaller price. It looks more like a booklet this time around. The cost is $40 pesos and will be found at 4 strategic locations that are convenient to all. Cafélix (mid-town) Miguel’s Restaurante (south-side) La Esquina Café (north-side) and Baja Bell in Pescadero. I will run one Ad in the Summer-issue of El Calendario, with the four confirmed places to find the new book.
It’s my continuing hope that maybe the next publication, in 2011, can break even and be provided for free. Thank you for your support, and best wishes to all. - Jan, jans [-at-] janimagine.com, Todos Santos
Annual Cinco de Mayo Poker Run (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - will be held next Tuesday, May 5. Sign up a Buzzards Bay Sports Cantina & Grill in Los Barriles before noon Monday. Penny needs to make sure there are enough Cheeseburgers and Beer for all. The start is at La Capilla [-at-] 9am. Tuesday -- More details at Buzzards http://www.buzzardsbaycantina.com/ -- This is truly a "Fun" event, see you there!
Cancellation - Due to concerns about the Flu epidemic, the Cinco de Mayo Party originally scheduled at the SandBar has been canceled.
Saturday, May 2Rotary Second Annual "Tres Pez" Fishing Tournament. Info: Big Daddy Tournament Chair, 142-8008 or bajarhino [-at-] yahoo.com, Los BarrilesSunday, May 3Yard Sale - South of Pescadero, green 2 story house behind the huertas in front of the playa. - Sylvia Redondo, cigar00 [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-142-8249, PescaderoTuesday, May 5
Crafts and Bags Exhibition, Cooperativa de Las Manos Magicas. 11 30 AM, next to La Arca - Cat Chambaret, chambaretcat [-at-] mac.com, 612 102 83 93
Flea And Art Market - 10 am to 6 pm. Benefit for FANLAP (Fundacion Ayuda Niños de La Paz)- Downtown La Paz - Ramirez and Independencia. Roberto Meloni, lapazbusiness [-at-] live.com.mx, 612 1615733, La PazAnnual Cinco de Mayo Poker Run - Details at Buzzards http://www.buzzardsbaycantina.com/.
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Update On Flu Outbreak From US Consulate - April 30, 2009
Update on Flu Outbreak in Mexico – Enhanced Health Screening for Departing International Passengers; Mexico Closes Most Public Establishments Nationwide; U.S. Embassy/U.S. Consulate General Tijuana Closed until Wednesday, May 6, 2009- John Stoltzfus
This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens to the latest information regarding H1N1 Influenza A. The Mexican Secretariat for Communications and Transportation has announced enhanced health screening for all international passengers departing Mexico from the following six airports: Mexico City (Benito Juarez), Guadalajara, Monterrey, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta. Any passengers displaying obvious flu-like symptoms may have their temperature taken by health officials; tests for the H1N1 virus may then be administered to those with fevers. Passengers with high temperatures or testing positive for the H1N1 virus will be denied boarding. All passengers should allow ample time for any delays the new health screening may add to the check-in process at the airport. At this time, the Embassy does not know of any plans to expand this screening to other airports or to arriving passengers, but the traveling public should be alert to this possibility. Other than the health screening, neither the U.S. government nor the government of Mexico has imposed any restrictions on travel between the U.S. and Mexico.
On April 30, 2009, the government of Mexico expanded nationwide the closure of federal government activities, and urged the closure nationwide of all establishments where large numbers of the public gather, including restaurants, bars, discos, night clubs, cinemas, movie theaters, theaters, gyms, and convention centers. The closures are expected to last until May 6.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico, as well as all U.S. Consulates and all U.S. Consular Agencies will follow the lead of Mexican federal government offices and close on Monday, May 4, 2009. The U.S. Consulate General had already been planning to close on the Mexican holidays of Friday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 5. We will reopen on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. For any emergencies before that time, please contact the Consulate General duty officer. From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154. From the U.S., dial (619) 692-2154.
Amerimed Announcement (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - More information about the Swine Flue Epidemic (Influenza virus A/H1N1): until today is not present in the state of Baja California Sur, there are no POSITIVE cases, just probable cases that are being analyzed but not yet confirmed in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
Prevention is still the key to continue like this, which includes avoiding public places and staying home as much as possible to avoid close contact with other persons (a distance of up to 6 ft). Good hand-washing techniques (at least for 15-20 seconds) are very important and include washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Antimicrobial wipes or towelettes are just as effective as soap and water in cleaning your hands but aren't as good as alcohol-based sanitizers. Antibacterial soaps are no more effective at killing germs than is regular soap. If used correctly, face masks and respirators may help reduce the risk of getting influenza, but it’s not going to protect you completely against the virus, as matter a fact, the virus is so small that the porosity that they have easily allows the passage of particles, so the use of this it’s more for comfort and it’s harmless. The virus can only live airborne for just a few seconds, but it can live from 24 to 48 hours in dry surfaces, for that reason the important thing is to wash your hands and clean the objects that other people have touched.
The disease is still affecting mostly middle aged healthy persons, and the hypothesis for this is that these groups of people didn’t get the seasonal flu vaccinations.
If you have any of the symptoms like runny nose, nasal congestion, cough with or without phlegm, sore throat, fever >100.3* F (38* C), muscle and joint aches, headache, or shortness of breath, or you think you have been exposed, you need to seek medical attention, please don’t auto medicate, you could be hiding the disease and delaying the diagnose. Remember that the earlier the treatment is started (in the first 72 hrs after the symptoms have started) the more effective it is. There are only two medications that this virus is susceptible, and those are oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), these are the only ones that are effective, the rest of the antivirals, especially rimantadine and amantadine have shown resistance, and if you take them they may weaken your immune system and make you more prone to catch an infection. Tamiflu it’s the medication that it’s been used mostly and only some hospitals have it in stock, especially the government hospitals (IMSS, SSA, ISSSTE). AmeriMed Hospital in Cabo San20Lucas and San Jose del Cabo have these medications, which you can get prescribed by a physician, with a controlled prescription, after a series of diagnostic tests (rapid diagnosis test) that we have available. This medications and rapid test will be available in our AmeriMed Clinic Los Barriles. Recommendations for using antiviral drugs for treatment or prevention of influenza virus A/H1N1 will change as we learn more about this new virus.
The outbreak in the state of Mexico and in the city of Mexico (DF) it’s showing a tendency of stabilization during the last few days, even though this the World Health Organization has moved, since yesterday, from 4 to 5 the pandemic alert. The phase 5 is characterized by human-to-human spread of the virus into at least two countries in one WHO region. While most countries will not be affected at this stage, the declaration of Phase 5 is a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short.
The banks will be closed tomorrow, but the ones that open Saturday will be open, also they will open on Monday and Tuesday with extended hours of services to avoid crowds. Most of the government offices will be closed until next Wednesday. The health authorities give daily reports of what decisions they will take and mainly next Tuesday evening they wi ll decide if the government offices and schools will remain closed.
For more information about human infection with influenza virus A/H1N1, visit the CDC Swine Flu website: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/recommendations.htm and http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/antiviral_swine.htm.
Dr. Marcial Cevallos Barreiro, General Physician, AmeriMed Clinic Los Barriles, Office: 141 0797, Cell: 044 624 156 5646, email mcevallos [-at-] amerimed-hospitals.com
Mechanic - My neighbor is a good, honest and reasonably priced mechanic in my area...Las Tunas on La Ahorcadita..a bit past Sol 2. He knows a bit of English and I know a bit of Spanish, but we get by. His telephone is 612-139-1477;134-4339. If you want directions you can call me. - Christine Douglas, cdoug1946 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-105-1408, Todos Santos
Immigration Office Will Be Closed (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - The Immigration office will be closed Monday and Tuesday of next week. They will reopen on Wednesday. - Cheryl
Wheel and Tire Shop Recommendation (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - I found a GREAT tire and wheel shop in La Paz. They correctly diagnosed noise in the rear wheels of my 4x4 ranger and installed new drums (the old ones were warped) and a slave cylinder for 600 pesos! They also cleaned my engine and air filter without me asking AND installed late '08 manufactured Firestone, lite truck tires for the ridiculously low price of 94 US each and yes, that included tax, installation and balancing! Why pay 130 US for the same tires at Costco? The owner is Francis Rocha and the shop is Roca Service, located at Marquez de Leon #1546 E/Isabel La Cotolica (tel 612 122 57 88). I highly recommend this place. Bajaralph [-at-] gmail.com
Road Report (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - PEMEX.....HWY. 1 AT Guerrerro Negro. The Pemex had no gas....closed. Went a little further to Jesus Maria and they only had Magna.....only one pump open. Lots of road work in El Rosario, but only a short waiting time. Thanks, Sandy
Thanks !!! - Thank you Sharon and Harry Morris of Serendipity for hosting our cooking class and dinner in your beautiful place on April 30th. Our students and guests enjoyed it very much and so did we! - Dany Lamote & Vivianne Jáuregui, Todos Santos
Social Security Checks (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - Those of us that receive Social Security Checks from the US, will receive an additional check for $250.00 by the end of May, 2009 -- separate check or direct deposit -- notices mailed in April. Scott Z
Fishing License Checks (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - To all Baja anglers: We were checked for licenses 6-8 miles off Punta
Pescadero today, Tuesday. The officers were in a ponga, without
uniforms or markings on the ponga, but had hanging neck tag credentials
and official looking fishing rules to hand out. They seemed to be
checking the hotel boats as well and the private boats.
As we had valid licenses, it was a quick process. No idea if they were the real deal, but they were polite and professional I got my license by calling Jorge [-at-] 044-624-157-3856 (cel phone, dial all the numbers). He will set a time to meet you in the lobby of the Palmas Hotel and sell you an official license for 531 pesos
Fly Free To Calgary Alberta! - If you are returning to Calgary, Alberta or Boise Idaho we will pay your airfare in exchange for accompanying dogs north. Please call or email for more information. - Dhorea Ryon, info [-at-] bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org, www.bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org, 612-128-8235, La Paz
Leaving For Nogales Via Baja Ferry May 13, 2009 - If any one would like to tag along with us we are leaving May 13, 2009, heading for the Baja Ferry at Pichelingue and points north, Nogales, and Tucson. With all the hoopla with the flu and the roads there is safety in numbers and we welcome anyone else who may be wanting to drive north via Baja Ferries. Sylvia, in Los Barriles, treaturfeet [-at-] yahoo.com or 624-14-10332.
Delivery Needed From U.S. - Hi, i need my health supplements! They are in San Diego and i am in Todos Santos....anyone coming soon? Gracias, Christina - Christina Douglas, cdoug1946 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-105-1408
Cat Food Pickup - If anyone is going to Costco, City Club or Walmart in next few days, and can purchase some bags of Whiskas for me, please let me know. Thanks. - Leonard Zweig, leonardz [-at-] olympus.net, 612 11 88 057, Pescadero
Headin' N. To Los Angeles - Sometime around May 15th or slightly before... Looking for a co-pilot and some conversation. Traveling with a dog. :) - , circusgirl77 [-at-] yahoo.com
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Movie Night At Buena Vida This Wednesday - This Wednesday we will again be showing "The Lover" (1992). In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Maugerite Duras.
I have had a lot of requests to show this movie again. We will be showing the movie at 8:15 sharp (sundown). - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-] hotmail.com, 6121450215
Parents are advised that this movie contains strong sexual content and is not suitable for children.
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Lost And Found Dog - We found this dog in Town on April 30th around 5 pm. She followed our friend and now she is with Sergio and Bryan at la Poza, she's pretty sad and misses her owners... - Sergio Jauregui, spayaso [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-161-3208, Todos Santos
Puppies & Dogs For Adoption - Baja Dogs La Paz has several adorable puppies and dogs available for adoption: http://www.bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org/adoptions.php. Baja Dogs is a registered Mexican non-profit, and relies completely on private donations as we receive no government funding. Any donations of money, food, leashes, toys, crates and cleaning supplies are always welcome.
If you are traveling North (by plane or car) and can take one of our "Mexican purebreds" with you, we would appreciate it. We will provide all necessary paperwork. Please visit our website: www.bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org for more info or to make a donation via Paypal. For more pictures of any specific dog or any additional information, please call (612) 128-8235 or email us at info [-at-] bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org.
We are located between Chametla and Centenario, 4 kilometers behind the Tecate Six store located on the curve. Signs reading BD will lead you to the refugio! We are open 11AM - 4PM daily. - Dhorea Ryan, , www.bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org, 612-128-8235, La Paz
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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Furniture For Sale - Bedroom furniture including bedding (no mattress), 2 recliners, and rustico computer desk. Package deal or will sell individually. Rancho Nuevo - Kelly Mccabe, bajapearl [-at-] gmail.com, 612 151 8276
Bed Mattress / Info - Has anyone purchased a new mattresses lately. I will be heading south in 10 days. I will be looking for a double anf 4 twin mattresses. La Paz ? or CSL / Costco. Any prices or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. - Brian Knott, elskel [-at-] aol.com, 949-422-2090, Pescadero
Looking To Buy.... - Want to buy a medium size dog crate. And anyone have a set of walkie talkies, not fancy or expensive just to be able to communicate between two cars while traveling. - Sylvia Redondo, cigar00 [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-142-8249, Pescadero
Art Sale - EL Cabalette Y La Uva (The Easel And The Grape). Corner of Madero and Constitution in La Paz -1145 Madero. Announcing Grand Opening Sale to make room for more art! All works from Sherry Lee Duncan will be on sale. Paintings, prints, small, large and more. Have a glass of wine and relax as you see our beautiful collection of art from over 18 artists, sculptures, and photography, creative clothing and jewelery. Prices are unbelievably low. Sale of Sherry's art begins Tuesday, May 5th to 15th. Open Tuesday- Saturday 10-2 and 5-9. Closed Sunday and Monday. Sherry Lee. GALLERY #: 612-122-8450. CEL #: 612-102-5366 - Sherry Duncan, sherryleeduncan [-at-] aol.com, 612-102-5366, La Paz
New Samsung 40" High Definition LCD Flat Panel TV - High Definition, full 1080P Samsung Model LNT4069. This was a customer return. He decided he wanted a 58" Samsung Plasma instead. Samsung is one of the Top-rated LCD TV manufacturers, and Consumer Reports rated this TV a "Best Buy:"
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96 Sidekick - 2200.00 us exel cond. 612 142 8496 - John Molea, 612-142-8496, Todos Santos
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House Sitting Offered - We are a responsible couple in our thirties from Arizona offering house sitting services in the Todos Santos/Pescadero area. We would be happy to look after your home while you are away. We have both worked in trade services and cleaning in the past and will keep your home maintained and beautiful. Personal references are available upon request. We have two extremely well trained and behaved Labradors. Both are excellent for insuring the security of your home and grounds.
Give us a call or email us, we'd love to know how we could help you! Mexico Cel - 669-154-7401 US Vonage - 480-836-7560 - Timothy Lang, stealbluemusic [-at-] yahoo.com, 669 154 7401, 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.
What a Awesome Day!! (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - A group of us had a crazy idea for a day trip. We wanted to go to
Cerralvo Island, maybe see some dolphins, fish a little and snorkel.
We went to Teresa at Awesome Sports fishing and told her what we wanted
to do. It was different from what they normally do, but she said
“Tell us what you want to do and we will try to make it happen”.
So, on Monday, 12 of us went out on the Too Awesome (which was plenty big enough), and what a great day we had!! Our expectations were more than met. We caught fish (heck, more than some do on specific fishing trips!!), ate lunch and had a wonderful time on the Isle of Cerralvo (great shells), snorkeled there and again in a second location and enjoyed a fantastic day on the boat. A great unexpected highlight was catching a 35 – 40lb Dorado!!! – which we promptly had for dinner!!
We would recommend this trip to anyone who loves to explore or anyone with children/teenagers. We are already thinking of our next crazy trip to somewhere else for next spring!! Thank-you Awesome Sports fishing for a absolute great time!
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Las Brisas Oceanview - 1 bdrm casita all amenities daily weekly monthly call 760-497-8333 New York John. Will rent car also pictures on craigslist under homes for sale baja south or look thru my space site for pics www.myspace.com/johnyfree - John Molea, jmolea [-at-] sbcglobal.net, Todos Santos
Rustic Hermit's Cottage By The Sea - Looking for either a house sitting trailer dweller or a renter for a small house in Pescadero. 10 minute walk to beach. Outside shower, solar power. VERY inexpensive. Please email for photos. Better for a single person. - , circusgirl77 [-at-] yahoo.com
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Quote of the Day: " Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. " ~ Zenna Schaffer