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Los Cabos Now On Cabomil 96.3 Fm - Every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 listen to the Los Cabos' first talk show in English with Host Sabrina Lear, plus the Movers & Shakers of Los Cabos keeping the community informed about current issues and events. Listen via your computer, - Roxanne Rosenblatt, caboroxy [-at-], 612 130 3162, Pescadero

El Pescadero Community Thanks To Government And Ejido Delegation. - The residents of El Pescadero Beach South express their great appreciation to the delegation of government and ejido officials who met with us on May 8 to discuss cooperation in ending break ins, thefts and other public nuisances, as well as the overall betterment of the El Pescadero community for expatriates and Mexican residents alike.

The delegation speakers were Lic. Jose Luis Castillo, Delegado Municipal (Mayor) of Todos Santos; Luis Enrique Navarro Cordova, Comandante Policia Preventiva in Todos Santos and El Pescadero; Francisco Lopez Solis, Comandante Policia Ministerial (State); Sra. Carmen Higuera Perez, President of El Pescadero Ejido. Also attending were Lic. Diego Javier Pico and Julio Villalobos Dominguez of the administration, and Angie Zamorano and Antonio Corvelio Salvatierra of the ejido.

We all agreed to meet in the future to assess progress on security and to cooperate on community social and cultural projects. The Mayor informed us that he is having similar meetings with many neighborhoods and looks forward to open communications with the English-speaking community including constructive criticism about the work of his administration. {Name withheld by request}

Dharma Talks And Guided Meditation - Dharma Talks offered by Robert Hall, Sundays 10-11:30 A.M. at La A.R.C.A. The talks are preceded by a period of guided meditation with instructions in the Vipassana tradition, and everyone is welcome. Select talks are also available online for listening or downloading. Transcribed talks are also available for reading from the new web site. - A C, eldharma [-at-],, 612-145-0676, Todos Santos

Rooster Fight [-at-] El Pescadero - Ejido El Pescadero invites you to see the Rooster Fight.
Day: May 16, 2009
Schedule: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Place: Casa Ejidal
Access fee: $70 pesos p/p - Angie Zamorano, ejidoelpescadero [-at-], 6241613551, Pescadero

Have Bag Will Travel - The migrant camps are moving out for the summer. They need bags to store all the nice clothing you have given them. Any spare bag, duffle bag, zip bag or any kind of bag you can donate will be greatly appreciated.
Also there will be a farewell party on Thursday May 21st. If you would like to contribute with money or cakes you are welcome! - Euva Anderson, horsejunkies [-at-], 612 1580489 or 624 141688

This Week From The Community Calendar
Friday, May 15
Movie Night At Buena Vida - Academy nominated "Frozen River" at 8:15 pm. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-], 145 0215

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Re: Cheap Solar Solution - This is most likely a scam. This information is probably available elsewhere for cheaper. It would be very impractical to build your own solar panels. Especially to power a fridge like he claims on his website. His website is connect to a web of other sites that back up the claims, but all of them are fake. Buyer Beware! - [Name Withheld By Request]

As with all information and offers submitted to the Baja Western Onion, readers are cautioned to investigate and verify all claims of any product or service before responding to any such offers or risking money. In the case of this particular advertisement for a Cheap Solar Solution, the submitter tried to include an "affiliate tracking code" within the link to the web site, which we removed. This is a common tactic of spammers who are paid to drive "clicks" to web sites. We also discovered later that the submitter was not a subscriber to the Baja Western Onion, and probably has no interest in anything having to do with Baja. In the future such ads will simply be deleted. We regret any confusion or problems caused by this ad. -

Need A Letter Taken To Todos Santos - I need a dish network card taken down I will mail it to you. - Gary Gasper, ggasper5 [-at-], 541-350-6629, Todos Santos

I Have an Envelope of a Few Small Parts That Needs a Ride to Todos Santos - I would be happy to mail it to you and one of my crew will pick it up. - Alan Thompson, alan [-at-], Todos Santos

Amerimed Announcement (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - While researching and staying on top of the statistics of the swine flu epidemic we learned that only 2 states in Mexico have been spared of reported cases, one is Lower Baja and the other is Sinaloa. The alert has intensified the past few days in 5 states throughout Mexico because of new cases and deaths. The schools will remain closed until the 18th of May for most of Mexico, except in lower Baja (fortunate for us good hand washers).

During this research we have been learning a few other things that are of concern regarding vaccines. In general vaccines are getting difficult to obtain over the counter and are very costly, for example we have been trying to get Tetanus for over 2 months and cannot purchase from local pharmacies as I have in the past, so we are special ordering and we will have multi dose vials coming soon. However the prices adjustments will need to be made.

The other concern is the RATTLE SNAKE VENOM. It is the season, and recently a group took up a collection in order for me to purchase and keep stocked in the clinic at least one vial of this special serum. Well, in my vain attempt I have come up empty for purchasing this over the counter, even at Farmacia Dorada where I initially purchased these 2 years ago for less than 500 pesos a box.. they quoted me 1,500 pesos a box of one vial BUT their rep has not filled their request in several months.

This is the most recent information about RATTLE SNAKE VENOM after checking various pharmacies and using our catalog from the hospital.

Each 2 vial box container of Rattle Snake venom in the US costs $3,567 usd. In Mexico each vials is 30,000 pesos (numbers are still rolling in, this is average)

In Amerimed Cabo San Lucas 3 vials are kept on hand. In order to keep in stock here in Barriles at least 3- 5 vials would be necessary to initiate the treatment before immediate transport to the hospital depending on the severity of the reaction to the bite. Since it takes at least 4-6 vials as the initial dosing this is a very costly treatment. The serum is given through an IV slowly over several hours, with respect to the first ½ hour to ensure there is not a sensitivity issue with the serum.

At present I have collected a total of 1,600 pesos from various individuals but as you can see there is a huge shortfall. Dr. Cevallos and I are attempting to obtain availability for the clinic to stock at least enough to initiate treatment for enroute transport. If anyone has more information or experience please offer feedback, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your attention,

Char Wenger, Clinic 141-0797 or cell 157-0081, Email cwenger [-at-]

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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available

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Restaurant and Food News

Movie Night At Buena Vida Friday 15 - Academy nominated "Frozen River" will be shown at Buena Vida on Friday May 15th at 8:15 pm. It's amazing, so don't miss it. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-], 1450215

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Music/Entertainment News

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Pet Corner

Missing Dog - Have you seen my dog, Dusty? Brown, about 40 pounds, quite thin, boxer/pitbull, very sweet. He is the only one of my five who can jump the wall and I can't keep him in the yard. He wanders everywhere and several people in town "foster" him when he comes around. He spends a lot of time downtown and is often with me at the bookstore. No matter how much he wanders, he is always at my front gate in the morning. He wore a blue collar. Yesterday he showed up without the collar and today he didn't show up at all. He much loved around town. Please call me if you have seen him. - Janet Howey, janethowey [-at-], 612-169-4252, Todos Santos

Found Dog - I found a nice sheperd-like female dog at my gate by the highway. She looks like she has been home schooled, she is about 3 yrs old and has no mange, no fleas, no ticks, she is in too good of a shape to be a stray, she either jumped out of someones car around KM 88 between todos and cabo. Or someone dropped her off. My only reward would be to find her owner/home for her. PLEASE call me at 624 13 77004 or 612 1030006. - Gordon Meyer, gmanflash [-at-], 624 13 77004, Elias Caies

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Yamaha Generator For Sale - Great condition, about 5 years old. $600 obo candace [-at-] - Candace Jenkins, candace [-at-], 401-862-9898, Todos Santos

Partnership / Construction - Due to this very bad recession, I find that my resources are sort of limited today. I am seeking a partner to invest $70,000 into my lot of 1545 m/2. My lot has power and water at site and is 100 yards away from the beach at Canada Honda. Near my lot there are homes in the area of 250k to 900k. We then can share ownership 50/50. Willing to dicuss. - , lowerbaja [-at-]

New Propane Refrigerator Sale - Up to 21 cubic feet down to 12 cubic feet. Stainless, white or almond. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [-at-], CCMBAJA.COM, 624-1656804

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

Ford Explorer - Ford Explorer, 1993, 6 cyl, great off roader, USD 1990 - Fran Boschung, franboschung [-at-], Todos Santos

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Sales and Services

Todos Santos & Pescadero - Work Wanted: - I am a hard working, honest and responsible man from Todos Santos. I am married with 3 young daughters. I am available to do work for you. I speak and understand English. I have many American/Canadian friends and clients. I can provide these services - house security and property management, general handyman, construction of wooden wall,
Gardening jobs and assistance in facilitating various bill payments with Mexican businesses and organizations. References can be provided upon request. You can reach me by email or phone. - Victor Sossa, 178-00-74 - 612 132-87-77 & 612 135 48 70, lacio31 [-at-]

New York Licensed Massage Therapist/registered Nurse - I am accepting new clients at this time. I am licensed in New York as a Registered Nurse and also hold a license as a Massage Therapist with many years experience doing therapeutic, deep connective tissue work for relief of pain, muscle spasms in low back, hips, upper back, shoulders, neck and head. Massage lowers high blood pressure, increases blood circulation, for stress reduction, relaxation and rejuvenation of balance and energy. 50 coconuts per hour or comparable barter. References gladly supplied. dianejoy39 [-at-] - Diane Cassar, dianejoy39 [-at-], 145 0873, Todos Santos

Confianza-providing Confidence - We help you pay your property taxes and trust fees. Official translation English and Spanish - Nina Sundqvist, nina_sundqvist [-at-], 6121437585, Todos Santos

Arte La Xoma Is Open - Alberto and I have been and will be open through these very dificult times.Todos Santos has never been quieter and many stores are closing their doors either for a short time or forever. Some days we may have shorter hours so if you can, please call ahead or send me an e-mail telling me the day of your vist. We are always at your service. (612) 145-0608 or artelaxoma [-at-] This notice is for the spring and summer months of 2009. Alberto and Daphna Yañez -Arte la Xoma - Daphna Yañez, artelaxoma [-at-],, 1450608, Todos Santos

Vehicle Import Services In Tecate, Baja Mexico - If you Want to register your vehicle or truck in Baja Mexico, I can help you !!! Ask Michael Martin, he's one of our happy clients. ermmima [-at-] All you need is the certificate of title of your vehicle and your ID and we'll do the rest. For more info. feel free to give us a call.

We also do Graphic Designs on vinyl, Banners, Digital Printing, Web Pages, Temporary Tattoos, silkscreen printing, etch glass, and more, much, much, MORE !!!! - Jose Cervantes, josecervantes [-at-],, 665 851 9014, Baja California Norte

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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted

House Sitting Position Wanted - Retired airline pilot and wife seeking permanent/semi-permanent estate/house sitting position. Experience in home maintenence, minor electrical repairs, pool upkeep and general mechanical work. Prefer separate casita for our residence. Currently living in USA, spent 3 years full time in San Jose del Cabo supporting English speaking ministry. references avail in Cabo area and USA. - Steven, grasslandcattleco [-at-], 9406271730 (usa)

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Real Estate For Sale

Property In Elias Calles For Sale - up and coming ELIAS CALLES: new families and Famous artists moving to the area, Business or residential, 1,500 meters, +2 small buildings, +water meter and contract with city, +fenced, dirt road access. bathroom with black-water purification system, kitchen palapa over 10,000 gallon water pila, water contract with city. Must sell. good deal $75k. Title, tax number.
also possible to expand and buy two adjacent lots, 1/3 of an acre each approx making a total of one acre all three together giving access thru 2 streets.(2 extra lots for 40k, each, one lot has sturdy concrete building, 1 boat and truck garage unfinished_) - Mr. G. Meyer, gmanflash [-at-], 624 1377004, Elias Caies

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Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week


May 17 - Last Open Reading For The Season, 4 PM, Todos Santos Gallery. Info: Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-], 612-10-05872
Jun. 14 - ALMA Spay & Neuter Clinic, Los Barriles

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






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

Los Cabos Now - Cabomil 96.3 FM, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. in English, Host Sabrina Lear. Listen via computer,
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

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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