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Robby - It is with very sad heart that I write this. Little Robby Thompson, son of Greg and Katie Thompson and beloved brother of Grace and Hank, passed away last Friday. He was 11 yrs old and will be remembered for his great surfing skills, smile and charming personality. His family were members of the Pescadero community and lived in the big blue house on the beach till relocating in California.

I will be attending his funeral services on the 30th. If you would like me to say a few words on your behalf please e mail me at Dubled56 [-at-] before this Saturday. - Denise Duble, Dubled56 [-at-], 206-588-2369

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Scam Or For Real? - Hi, All. We're newbies in Todos Santos and have barely been here a week. Within the first few days, someone came to the gate of the house we're sitting "en el otro lado" (a woman and a young man, possibly a son). I spoke Spanish and so did she. She showed me a letter of "constancia", a recommendation about the validity of their task, which was to collect $176MN from us for the naming of our street and the numbering as well. I replied that I'd run it by the actual home owner, and so she gave me a little paper titled "AVISO" with her cel phone number. When I called her back, I noticed it was a personal cel phone number, not from an official office of any kind. The stamp curiously says "Ayuntamiento de La Paz Delegacion Municipal Los Barriles, BCS".

This all made me a little suspicious because I was wondering what Los Barriles has to do with Todos Santos and vicinity. I told her the the homeowner agreed, and asked if I could just go in and pay at the Delegacion here by the xocalo plaza. She responded that "No", they wouldn't know anything about it and that she in fact had a personal contract to collect the funds for the project.

Before we pay — Is this for real? Thanks in advance --Marty and R.J. Archer - Marty Olver Archer, mlo [-at-], N/A, 612.145.0682, Todos Santos

Missing Carport Shade and Plastic Bodega - Apparently, someone took our portable carport structure from our house sometime during the last few weeks. It's one of those 20' X 10' Costco carport shade units with a framework of off-white painted metal pipes.

Unlike the one shown here on at right, we replaced the white plastic tarp cover with a single piece of green shade cloth so there is not another one in town that looks like it.

Also, someone took our plastic bodega at the same time they took the carport. It's one of those 7' X 8' Rubbermaid plastic structures sold at Costco and Home Depot with light brown walls and green roof panels.

If anyone sees either of these structures sitting in someone's back yard or driveway, we would sure like to get them back. - Alan Thompson, alan [-at-], Todos Santos

Starband - I have a remote property on the Sea of Cortez and for five years have used a company from the mainland for my internet services. They came all the way from Aguascaliente to install my system and have been a wonderful company with a great support team. The company is Satcomm of Mexico. tel:01800-satcomm. Call and ask for David Lara.
- Elena Moreno, e [-at-], 612 145-0050

Can You Bring My Diabetes Meds - Is anyone coming down from u.s to arrive by or around June 5th? I´m in need of my insulin. My sister in Oakland, Ca could quickly mail it to you. It´only a small envelope. Meds are prescriptions from Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto. - Ian Sterling, moto550 [-at-], Todos Santos

Rattle Snake Bites - I have lived in Baja California for 39 years and I have only heard of three people being bitten by a rattle snake. All survived.
We have tried to get antivenom to keep at our ranch but have been told that the untrained application of antivenom can result in fatal overdose, that it needs to be applied by an experienced person who can determine the type of antivenom and the amount that needs to be applied. I was told to try to capture the snake and bring it along with the patient to the medical facility so that the health care worker can determine what type of rattlesnake it is and the amount of antivenom to be applied. Bites are not usually immediately fatal so the patient does have time to get to a hospital.
A few years ago someone in Todos Santos was bitten and went to La Paz but could not find antivenom. He then drove to Cabo to Amerimed and found the care he needed. It is my understanding that they have a supply of antivenom on hand. Before you go call to make sure and let them know you are on your way so they can be prepared.
Below are some suggestions of what to do if you are bitten.
When a bite occurs, the amount of venom injected cannot be gauged easily. Symptoms and swelling may occur quickly, and may cause death easily but in some cases hours may pass before serious effects appear.
Experienced health workers typically gauge envenomation in stages ranging from 0, when there is no evident venom, to 5, when there is a life-threatening amount of venom present. The stages reflect the amount of bruising and swelling around the fang marks and the speed with which that bruising and swelling progresses. In more severe envenomation cases (stage 4 or 5) there may also be proximal symptoms, such as lip-tingling, dizziness, bleeding, vomiting, or shock. Difficulty breathing, paralysis, drooling, and massive hemorrhaging are also common symptoms.
Quick medical attention is critical, and treatment typically requires antivenin/antivenom to block the tissue destruction, nerve effects, and blood-clotting disorders common with rattlesnake venom. Most medical experts recommend keeping the area of the bite below the level of the heart. It is important to keep a snake bite victim calm in order to avoid elevating their heart rate and accelerating the circulation of venom within the body. Untrained individuals should not attempt to make incisions at or around bite sites, or to use tourniquets, as either treatment may be more destructive than the envenomation itself.
At our ranch we keep peacocks, roadrunners and chickens to keep snakes away from living areas. Peacocks are especially effective. - Elena Moreno, e [-at-], 612 145-0050

Anything Needed From Us?! - Hello my name is Jessica Bravo. I will be heading down to todos santos from CA. I was wondering if anyone needed anything to be picked up or bought from CA? There will be a $30.00 usd fee... but i willing to bring anything (not too big)! Please let me know! - Jessica Bravo, jessica.bravo [-at-]

Save Our Refuge! - For the past 2 years, the Baja Dogs Board of Directors and a handful of supporters have kept the refuge alive. But time and money are running out. Unless we reach our monthly revenue goal of $3000, the Baja Dogs Board will be forced to close the refuge in as little as 90 days.

All of the money is used for the direct care of the dogs: food, water, medicine, veterinarian care, and the salaries of two incredible part-time employees who are currently caring for more than 50 dogs! We receive NO government funding or assistance; we rely solely on the generosity of our supporters.

As of today, our membership program provides us with $560 a month in guaranteed income, so we still have a long way to go and only 3 months to get there. Please visit our website today to make your membership pledge of $10, $25, $50 or $100 a month.

Baja Dogs provides a very important service to our community that includes animal rescue, safe refuge, education, adoptions and the sterilization of street dogs. If you would like to find out more about what we do and why we need your help, please visit our website and/ or sign up for our newsletter using the 'Join Email List' engine on our homepage.

For those of you who help and care, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. - Dhorea Ryon, info [-at-],, 612 140 2575 , La Paz

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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available

Need Ride From Cabo Airport June 23rd - My very clean dog Zoe and I arrive in Cabo on June 23rd on Alaska Air from San Francisco at 2:35. We need a ride to Todos Santos. I will pay up to $400 pesos. Thank You!!!! - Penny Brozda, PennyBrozda [-at-], 831-454-9365

Ride/Caravan Calendar

Caravan South - San Diego Area to Todos Santos. End of June - Stacey Kett, ilovenettle [-at-], Todos Santos

June 23rd - Ride Needed From SJDC to Todos Santos - Penny Brozda, PennyBrozda [-at-], 831-454-9365

Caravan North - Todos Santos to Needles, CA thru Tecate End of May - Christine Douglas, cdoug1946 [-at-], 612-105-1408, Todos Santos

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Restaurant and Food News

Specials And Entertainment At Buena Vida - We will be showing the NBA Conference and the Semi-finals at Buena Vida in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You should come check it out. The entire restaurant gets into it.

We are also very excited to be offering fresh 8oz Fillet with your choice of salad. It is made to order in our wood fired oven, completely fresh and available every night!

For those of you who have been longing for our house specials or our Oven Roasted Chicken, we will be bringing them back this Friday. I do recommend that you reserve or pre-order your chicken because they do go very fast.

I have also brought back my decadent homemade ice cream. We look forward to seeing you and hope all is well! If you have any questions please call my cell - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-], 6121327668, Todos Santos

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Music/Entertainment News

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Pet Corner (Lost and Found pet articles will run for one week)

Dog For Adoption - Please go to this link for all the information including pix of Dulce. A wonderful dog who disparately needs a home - Judy Tolbert,

Cute Dog Found - Very cute, sweet, skinny black and tan small-medium size dog walked into the Palapa Society yesterday, no collar. Is she yours? Please go to webpage to look at her picture. Thanks! - Serena S., brentserena [-at-],

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Small Generator Wanted - One of my workers is looking for a small used portable electric generator he can use to power his trailer. He is moving out to his property with his wife and two small children and they have no electricity there. He probably needs nothing larger than 1,000 to 2,000 watts. He is also willing to work part-time / after hours for part or all in trade. Contact me and I'll relay messages. - Alan Thompson, alan [-at-], Todos Santos

Garage Sale - There will be a garage sale at the home of Bruce and Dina Kramer, #169 Calle Los Mangos, Las Tunas 9am on Saturday, May 30th. Bicycles, Tools, Electronics, Surfboards, Clothes and much more. - Bruce Kramer, bkmasonry [-at-], Todos Santos

Macbook Pro Rechargable Battery - New, cycled once, for 15" macbook pro 15", specs: Model #A1175, 10.8V, 60wh, $100US mangos - Patricia Baum, teampaty1 [-at-], 612 145-0882

Car Seat Needed - for a special needs Mexican two-year-old. Do you have one you could donate or sell cheaply? - Mariposa, 619-176-3119

Lexmark Ink Cartridges - I have 2 brand new ink cartridges #31 and #33 for Lexmark printer. Interested? - Celia Devault, heavenlybliss57 [-at-], Todos Santos

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

4x4 Minivan, 1993 Mitsubishi - This is one sweet vehicle. It is a 1993 Mitsubishi Delica 4x4, 4 cylinder Diesel Minivan, right hand drive, automatic transmission with overdrive. Seats nine passengers,high roof, airconditioning, power windows, power locks, Tilt wheel and power steering. 15" BF Goodrich AT tires, well maintained and in excellent condition. This is a van you see very few of around Todos Santos but when you see them it is definitely a head turner. It is a sturdy vehicle as it has the same chassis as the Mitusbishi Montero. This van could run on veggie oil if you wanted as well. $7800 US - Richard Headly, Md., bajamd [-at-]

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Sales and Services

Beauty Products - hi, i [-at-] m selling beauty products for you [-at-] re face and body, they are french products made from natural ingredients (Yves Rocher). if you want to know more about it, please call me. my name is Nadia and my cel. 6121195318. -

Shout Out To Parents In Todos Santos & Pescadero With Children In 1st Grade And Up! - As a credentialed and experienced teacher trained in the U.S., I’m pleased to offer new educational options and socialization opportunities for your children. Interested parents can help structure suitable classes by letting me know the grade level of your child(ren) and activities that you are interested in. For example:

____ Homeschooling (U.S. accredited -- core subjects: reading, math, writing/grammar, science, history); ____Tutoring; ___After school activities like computer, dance, swimming, tennis, surfing, arts & crafts; etc.; ____ Monthly or bi-monthly clubs for example book/reading club, cooking, arts & crafts, etc.; ____ Summer school program; ____ Other activity, please specify.

Thank you, together we can make learning fun. - Michella Rotalo, michellajean [-at-], 612-147-7537, Todos Santos

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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted

Summer House Sitting - Looking for house to house-sit for the summer. May-October in Pescadero BCS.

I ran Ricardo Amigo Property Management for 1.5 years personaly managing 20 homes in the Todos Santos Pescadero area.
Good Handyman skillset and tools.
I can do any light construction you may want or need and have a vast network of skilled laborers ie Carpenters, gardeners, plumbers etc.
I have lived in Pescadero for 3.5 years.
I am very responsible and will stay through the bugs and hurricane season.
If interested I have tons of references in the area, or just ask around about me. My name is Paul von Koch and I will be returning from South America Sunday May 24 and need a place to live.
Thanks for your consideration. - Paul Von Koch, paulvonkoch [-at-], Pescadero

Housesitting - We are a retired, American couple; looking for a position as live-in caretakers. We will maintain your house and casita, provide loving care to resident pets, clean the pool, maintain the grounds, provide full-time security, and track monthly expenses for home and garden supplies; and utilities. We require city water, adequate plumbing and wiring, air conditioning, and access to television and Internet services. We also offer our help with private parties. We bake and cater. We are permanent Baja residents; prepared to make a long-term commitment in La Paz, Cabo San Lucas, or Todos Santos. Local references upon request. - , ljoew [-at-], Cabo San Lucas

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Real Estate For Sale

Elias Calles Property For Sale - Property In Elias Calles For Sale -ocean, river and sierra views, 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, unique. good deal [-at-] us$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 35K, each,(*reduced) one lot has sturdy concrete building, 1 boat and truck garage unfinished_only needs interior plastering, doors, windows and floor has second story potential/view) - G. Meyer, gmanflash [-at-], 6241377004, Elias Caies

Los Barriles Residential Ocean View Lot Reduced Price - Los Barriles opportunity lot , reduced price from $ 170,000 usd to $ 120,000 usd - Rudy L. Henderson, xmetro2 [-at-],, 01 612 11 4 89 50, La Paz

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Quote of the Day: " It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. " ~ Abraham Lincoln

Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week


Jun. 14 - ALMA Spay & Neuter Clinic, Los Barriles

Jun. 8 - ALMA rummage Sale, Los Barriles





June 6 - Bocana Clean Up In Las Tunas - 11a.m. Bring trash bags and a spirit of community. Contact: Marsha Dahlquist, maraquist [-at-], 044 612 108 0390, Todos Santos

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
2 For 1 Sundays At Café D'licia. - through August 31st. 9 am - 3 pm. Alicia , cafe.dlicia [-at-], 145-0862, 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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