Pledging Our Energies For A Better Los Cabos - C.A.R.E. the San Jose Del Cabo Humane Society and the Humane Society of Cabo San Lucas are very excited to announce that, as of June 1st, 2009, the two societies have merged!. We have honored the need for growth and now are one under the name of the “Los Cabos Humane Society”.
Spay and Neuter Clinics will continue at the Los Cabos Humane Society Animal Center. These clinics are announced as they are organized. Just this past weekend 65 animals were altered in one of our two day clinics! Clients may also go to specified local veterinarians and redeem Los Cabos Humane Society Spay and Neuter Coupons for free sterilization. Appointments for free pick-up and return of pets can be made with our LCHS van driver, Gerardo Moreno. He can be contacted at 044 624 141 9291.
Fundraising efforts will continue with our four major and ever so popular events: Dog Day Afternoon, November 2009; Dressed to the K-9’s, December 2009; Hearts and Tails, February 2010; and Paws’n Claws Open, April 2010. Other means will be donations through our website at www.humanesocietycabo.com
The Los Cabos Humane Society Animal Center will continue business as normal. Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-12:30pm & 3pm-5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm. We can be reached at the following telephone numbers. Cabo San Lucas 044 624 129 8346 English/Espanol or 044 624 151 6046 English Only. San Jose Del Cabo 044 624 141 9291 English/Espanol.
The Los Cabos Humane Society welcomes all donations! To assist us in our mission, please become a volunteer! Call Sergio Seturino, Volunteer Co-ordinator at 044 624 141 9291 or email him at sseturino [-at-] hotmail.com - Elizabeth Lawrence, Public.Relations [-at-] humanesocietycabo.com, 624 143 2503, Cabo San Lucas
Baja Pony Express Back Up And Running - After a lot of "horsing around" I now have a WEBSITE! So ignore and forget the Google Groups, especially the last group I tried to start up called the BPE4. They no longer exist. To subscribe, unsubscribe or to post a message to the website, send all notices to the old email address
bajaponyexpress3 [-at-] gmail.com,This email address has NOT changed so now that I am really up and running please start sending your
Save Our Shelter Pledge Drive - For those of you who don't subscribe to the Baja Dogs newsletter but are interested in the progress of the "Save Our Shelter Pledge Drive", an online S.O.S. update is now available. Baja dogs provides a very important service to the city and surrounding areas of La Paz, so please get involved and support the refuge in any way you can. - Dhorea Ryon, info [-at-] bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org, archive.constantcontact.com/fs054/1102142477469/archive/1102604729984.html, 612-128-8235, La Paz
Don't Forget, our complete Community Calendar including Recurring Events, Meetings and Workshops is always located near the bottom of each issue of the Baja Western Onion
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Las Tunas Beach Clean Up Results - A gazillion thanks to all who showed up last Saturday to clean up the bocana. In about an hour the beach was once again pristine. For all of you who didn't have the opportunity to join us...no worries. Keep your eyes peeled for the next beach clean up. We're on a mission! - Marsha Dahlquist, Todos Santos
Exposed Email Addresses - It's come to our attention that copies of some issues of the Baja Western Onion Email Newsletter have been reprinted on various web sites. We appreciate the additional coverage but ask that all Email addresses in the Baja Western Onion that are exposed in this way on public web pages be altered or removed so that they can't be picked up by "Spam 'Bots".
As a general rule, we never post copies of the Baja Western Onion Email Newsletter on any web site, including our own, without first altering the E mail addresses to protect our submitters from receiving spam.
More info on this issue here:
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Arson! - Our home was deliberately and methodically burned down by someone. We settled in the otro lado(barrio el rio)20 years ago, when Todos was undiscovered, and life was sweet and safe. We improved our casa over the years and put our heart and souls into our little oasis. Now, it's all up in smoke and we are saddened beyond words. Why someone would do such a dispicable and cowardly crime we have no idea. The judiciales have been informed and are investigating but catching the culprits may prove difficult because no one is talking. We hope they are caught so no one else's home gets burned down. Our dreams are up in flames but the good memories will last forever! Adios. - Lynne & Frank( Pancho)Wiedemann, info [-at-] cookwithus.com, 208-665-0282, Todos Santos
Solar Panel Insurance - Can anyone provide a insurance reference for roof mounted panels. Have not bee successful in location a company that will include the roof mount as part of a Home Owners policy. - Rick Flood, rick.flood [-at-] cox.net, US 760 604-0954, Pescadero
Documentary Film "HOME" by Yann Arthus Bertrand - Interesting online documentary film sent to me recently by Euva (thanks). Hauntingly beautiful scenery and music. More importantly, it's a graphic reminder of how our planet is in peril as never before in our history.
English Versión: www.youtube.com/homeprojectPlease note this is a very large video file. This is a 90 minute movie. Users on satellite Internet systems may wish to pass on this one. Interactive web site here:
Versión Español: www.youtube.com/homeprojectES
http://www.home-2009.comFrom the Web Site:
Driving And Travel Insurance Tips For The Usa - Since the Onion has helped me out many times I thought I would pass on some tools that I have found useful when "vacationing" north across the border.
Many of us live primarily here in Baja Sur, but what do we do about the ridiculous auto and medical insurance situation in the US if we want to be responsible while travelling there? For those who are flying up via Alaska Airlines you will see upon checkout online an option for travel insurance via www.accessamerica.com This is not just trip protection but also covers emergency medical costs up to $10,000 USD and emergency transportation back to Mexico of up to $50,000 USD.
Of course I have never made a claim but the cost is very low and given that my Mexico medical insurance does not cover me in the USA I have been using this option every time I fly.
For DRIVING up to the US I recently researched all options for driving a US-plated vehicle back to our summer place in Oregon,with my Mexican wife also occasionally driving, and I finally found a company that would cover the vehicle for just 3 months. After all why pay for a year if you are only driving there 2 or 3 months? The compnay was GEICO and the policy was less than $200.00 USD, liability only, but the key for me was that they will insure even with my wife driving under her Mexican license. That is what has worked for me, maybe others have found other options for those brief trips back across the border. - Jim Elfers, bajasurvey [-at-] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
RE: Keep Baja Safe And Clean - I feel angry about the “Keep Baja Safe and Clean” comment in the last Onion. I have been coming to Todos Santos for more than five years and I try to come as often as I can. Why because it is one of the few places on Earth where I can feel safe walking the streets anytime of day or night, and yes, because of the warm loving, and friendly community. I am not aware of a single case of Swine flu in Todos or the Southern Baja.
In all my years in Baja I have never been robbed or treated badly. I was ticketed once for running the one and only stop light in town, my fault and the police were very polite. I just returned to California after 10 days in Todos Santos. Since crossing the border my car was searched for 20 minutes by home land security, I have been ticketed for a faulty headlight, and the smog and traffic are killing me. I can’t wait to get back to the great surf, clean air, fresh food and beautiful people of Todos Santos. - Bitsy Thomas, thomasbitsy [-at-] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
We received a number of replies similar to the above. In the interests of not wasting our readers' time by sparking a debate, we'll include this response only.
Looking For Airport Ride June 15 - 2 people, hardly no luggage, looking for ride to San Jose Airport to make 1 pm flight Monday June 15. Will pay gas and buy snacks. Thanks - Serena And Brent, brentserena [-at-] gmail.com, 612 13 28913, Todos Santos
Letter Needs to Go South - Is anyone coming south to the Todos Santos area in the next few days? I have a letter that needs a ride. I will overnight it to you. - Alan Thompson, alan [-at-] baja1.com, 530 903 4257, Todos Santos
Delivery Of An Envelope Needed - I need an envelope delivered from the north in the next 2- 3 weeks. If you are driving or flying, please let me know along with your address so my wife can send it to you from Seattle. I live in El Pescadero and can pick up anywhere in the Todos Santos vicinity. Thanks. - Leonard Zweig, leonardz [-at-] olympus.net, 612 118 8057, Pescadero
June - Date Not Specified - California to Todos Santos. Willing to transport smaller parcels for a fee. - Jessica, jessica.bravo [-at-] live.com
Mid June - Rideshare / Courier South - Los Angeles to Todos Santos - Tessa, 2ridethecrest [-at-] gmail.com
June 15 - Ride Needed to SJDC Airport. - Serena And Brent, brentserena [-at-] gmail.com, 612 13 28913, Todos Santos
June 23 - Ride Needed From SJDC Airport to Todos Santos - Penny Brozda, PennyBrozda [-at-] mac.com, 831-454-9365
July 10 - Caravan San Diego to Todos Santos - Jeff Visger, jeffvisger [-at-] aol.com, 951-378-0610
July 18 - Caravan Todos Santos to San Diego - Jeff Visger, jeffvisger [-at-] aol.com, 951-378-0610
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Taco Truck In Todos Santos!! - Delicious Mexican tacos traveling around in Todos Santos. We offer the best homemade flavor with a variety of salsas accompanied with rice and beans. Just $14 pesos for a taco!!! Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m., Call us for delivery to your business or home, we’re here to serve your hunger needs:, Roberta – 612-133-9002 Daniela – 612-133-7163,.
We also prepare platters for events and parties and deliver them to your home. Don’t hesitate to call., Our tacos are AMAZING, try them and you’ll agree! Some of our variety: Chorizo wih potatoes, Huevos with various salsas, Bistec ranchero, Rajas con crema (green pepper, onion & cream, Chicharron with tomatillo sauce, Zuchini with fresh tomatoes with cheese, Nopales with egg or a la mexicana, Greenbeans with eggs, Chicken with salsa pibil, Chicken or beef chipotle sauce, Crispy beef, Chilaquiles, chile rellenos, beef fajitas, beef in chile sauce, chopped beef with vegetables, and more. - Roberta Y Daniela Borghini, 612+1339002, Todos Santos
Ataxcon Mexican Food - We would like to invite you to celebrate the 1st. anniversary of “Ataxcon” with ha courtesy taquiza (variety of tacos), live music and our traditional drinks. Please RSVP. Militar No.90, Todos Santos BCS. - Landi Ortega, landi_ortega [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 1761275
This Week At Café D'licia - We have beautiful poblano chiles just picked and ready to stuff. So our special this week will be cliles rellenos filled with cheese, seafood, shrimp, papas and chorizo, Thai chicken curry, vegetarian, our your choice of fillings. And, don't forget our two plates for the price of one every Sunday thru August or half price if you come alone. We also do take out and special orders for dinner. - Alicia Dufaux, cafe.dilica [-at-] gmail.com, 1450862, Baja California Norte
Las Tunas - Eatery - Please, if you folks can assist me in a short poll, I am thinking of opening up a resturant on my lot near the beach. What I would like is to hear back from you is what type of food you most desire. All sent information will be studied. Send your notes to: lowerbaja [-at-] gmail.com
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Music Returns To The Hotel California??? - We all know that times are tough right now. The Hotel California has not had music for over a month. But they say it's time now to test the waters. The Hotel has hired Shawn and Cowboy to play music Saturday night, June 13th at 8PM. If things go well there could be more nights -- hey, we could get the band (Flashback) back together. Since the survival of most businesses here in the summer depend on us locals, we need to pull together. I know the guys would certainly love to get back to doing what they love best so come on out Saturday night and show your support for live music. It may be now or never. We look forward to seeing you there. - Bonnie O'neill, sunburntgringos [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-134-0141, Todos Santos
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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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Need A Dry Cleaner - Have white cotton drapes that need to be taken down and dry cleaned and put back up. Anyone ever heard of such a thing? - Betsy Whorf, Pepsijones [-at-] gmail.com, 612-161-3297, Todos Santos
Mastiff - looking to buy a mastiff puppy. We live full time in the East Cape on a fenced 1/2 acre. thanks. - Sheri Vanhaezebrouck, cabosheri [-at-] yahoo.com, 0446241417636, San Jose Del Cabo
Dama Bialetti Moka Pot For Sale - We just took delivery of two Bialetti Moka Pots for that fabulous Italian Expresso right at home. We love our 6 cup model and we have a 3 cup still in the box with the booklet for sale. It has been used twice. 300 pesos and it is yours. You can make expresso and add hot water for a very nice, at home, Americano too! Here is a link to an exact photo:
https://raglanroastconz.easycgi.com/backup/backup/raglanroast.co.nz/secure/Web_images/Product/Bialetti_dama.jpg - Daniel And Ellen Siqueiros, siqueirosproductions [-at-] gmail.com, 612-145-0141, Todos Santos
Folding Table - 30 x 72 inch table that folds to 30 x 36 for storage. Almost new. Sturdy plastic top is cream. Metal Legs. Same table that sells for over 2000 pesos in Costco offered at the fabulously low price of 1200 pesos. A steal. Call George 612 153-1237 - George Ruenitz, gruenitz [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 153-1237, Todos Santos
Stafford Boxer Mix Puppies Available - We have cute puppies available. They are all female and were born on May 5th. The mother is American Stafford and the father boxer. If interested please call 125-9109 or email: fmalagamba [-at-] gmail.com.
Honda 4500 Watt Generator For Sale - 2003 Model, Enclosure with remote start. Runs great, Low hours, $1450 USd. great price as we must sell - Cactus Bryan, Liannearmitage [-at-] yahoo.com, 624-155-7271, Cabo San Lucas
Samsung Microwave And Coffee Maker For Sale - Samsung White Microwave deluxe model, we never have used it in our trailer. It can be free standing or built in as it has the necessary facings. Turn table and many settings. We have freed up the space for an additional cupboard. 500 pesos takes it away. White Proctor Silex Coffee maker works perfectly. 100 pesos and it is yours. We use our Bialetti Moka pot now. - Daniel And Ellen Siqueiros, daniel [-at-] danielsiqueiros.com, 612-145-0141, Todos Santos
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Great Deal - 1993 Cheverolet Silverado Z-71 Pickup Truck. Four wheel drive, Automatic transmission, Battery shut opff switch, Bed liner, Fiberglass camper shell reenforced with Kevlar 49, Aluminum cargo rack, Electric windows and door locks, Sirius satelite radio, Six dic cassett C D Player, AM FM radio, BF Goodrich All Terrain tires. Truck has been machanically maintained on a regular basis. 149,000 original miles $4900 USD - Tony Channin, channinsur [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 136 4006
Panga, Boston Whaler, W / Trailer For Sale - 21-Foot Panga, Center console steering, Fully refurbished with 35 hp Yamaha 2-stroke, $3400 USd, Motor can be sold seperately.
13-Foot Boston Whaler and Galvanized Trailer $2200, Can be sold seperately. - Cactus Bryan, Liannearmitage [-at-] yahoo.com, www.talofatallship.com, 624-155-7271, Cabo San Lucas
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Passport Photos Etc - Now located in the zapateria across from Jill Logan's gallery. Great service to have here in Todos Santos. - Jane
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House Sitting Opportunity Wanted - Professional online college professor seeks an opportunity to house sit in the Baja (Cabo preferred, and internet required) starting July 2009. I am very responsible and will be happy to accommodate your maintenance needs, such as feeding pets/plants, watering, etc. Local references provided upon request. Please contact: Jane at mountneyjane [-at-] yahoo.com - Jane Mountney
Local Housesitters Available For The Summer! - We are a young, responsible couple from the United States looking for a housesitting situation in Todos Santos for the rest of June through August. (Staying through September is also a possibility). We will take wonderful care of your home and can do handy work, basic gardening, or pet care. Excellent local references available. - Lucas Bennett, lucasbennett [-at-] mac.com, 624-117-9270, Todos Santos
Beachfront Rental At San Pedrito - 4 bedroom 5000 sq ft home, fully furnished, custom wall to wall carpet in each bedroom, very nicely decorated. Overlooks the San Pedrito Surf break. privacy wall, wi-fi internet, wireless security system and satelite TV. Available daily, weekly or monthly. Pets welcome but not in the house, we have large yard - Wendy Cain, tropicalcasitas [-at-] hotmail.com, www.tropicalcasitas.com, 044 612 13 33880
Lot For Rent -- Close To Beach - 300 meters from the beach in Pescadero. Large Palapa with RV Space & Patio. Lot has septic hook-up, water storage, and electric. Great location -- half way between San Pedrito Beach and Cerritos. Great view, nice neighborhood, ocean breezes(a must for summer in Baja), and easy beach access. $1,000 pesos per week or $3,000 pesos per month. Call after 3PM or email. - Shawn And Bonnie O'neill, sunburntgringos [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-134-0141, Pescadero
Need A Place To Rent - A couple who is responsible need a place to rent and is looking for a clean house until the end of July. Pescadero or Todos Santos area are both fine. Let us know if you have a spot! - mbran [-at-] rogers.com, Todos Santos
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Quote of the Day: " Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. " ~ Horace Mann
June 14 - ALMA Spay & Neuter Clinic, Los Barriles
June 19-21 - Live H2O: Concert For The Living Waters, www.liveh2o.com - Dan Brule, danbrule1008 [-at-] hotmail.com, 624 165 6398
July 3rd - Independence Day Celebration at the Sandbar, All day party and family event with BBQ, Live Music and games starting at 4:30 PM. . - $75 pesos for adults, $35 pesos for kids. Info - Helen Bay, helenweatherell [-at-] aol.com, sandbarpescadero.com/, 310 780 6644, PescaderoSaturday