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News, Events and Announcements

Jill Logan Presents Melissa Chandon - The Galeria Logan is pleased to announce the addition of artist Melissa Chandon to the gallery. Melissa considers herself to be an abstract realist painter. The work can be best described as “Americana meets Pop Art”. She found her own voice through a process of analysis and reduction.

Drawing inspiration from a number of 20th Century painters - the directness of David Hockney’s work of the 70’s, the romance of Edward Hopper, and the intriguing abstraction of Richard Diebenkorn. Melissa's work is collected internationally. She was the cover artist in the May, 2008 issue of Southwest Art Magazine. She spent 5 years studying with Wayne Thiebaud and she has had exhibitions in museums.

Indian Curry Night At Mario's At Hotelito - Our first delicious authentic Indian Curry buffet on Wednesday 24th June. Starts at 7:00 o'clock. Reservations are required, $300 pesos per person. Wonderful exotic cocktails and music, dessert included. - Jenny Armit, elhotelito [-at-],, 612 145 0099, Todos Santos

This Week From The Community Calendar
Thursday, June 18

Art Auction - Galerias Pax & Arte Cafe La Paz. - Naschtinka Diaz, naschtinka [-at-], 1215122

Friday, June 19

Book reading - Galerias Pax & Arte Cafe 7pm, La Paz. Entry fee $30 pesos. - Naschtinka Diaz, naschtinka [-at-], 1215122

Live H2O: Concert For The Living Waters June 19-21, - Dan Brule, danbrule1008 [-at-], 624 165 6398

Saturday, June 20

Ataxcon 1st. Anniversary Celebration 6:00 P.M. Please RSVP. Militar No.90, Todos Santos. - Landi Ortega, landi_ortega [-at-], 612-1761275

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Comments, Questions and Answers

CD Player Donation To Children's English Program - Palapa Society after-school English program needs a replacement for our much used,second-hand CD player which recently retired itself. The speakers still function. Only a NEW second-hand CD player is needed. Will pick up anywhere from Cabo to LaPaz. Thanks for your consideration. - Donna Viglione, palapasociety [-at-], 1450-299

Rosetta Stone Spanish Level I [latin Amierica] - Desperately seeking the following: Does anyone have the Rosetta Stone??? Rosetta Stone Spanish Level I [Latin America] that I could use or could burn a copy for me [will pay for it to be copied]? Gracias - , sinnombrees [-at-] , Cabo Pulmo-East Cape

Airport Parking - I wish to thank everyone who recommended Ivan Vazquez for off site parking for SJD. Not only does he provide parking (not covered)but mechanic service, auto and goods transportation from the US. He also offers rides to and from Todos Santos to the Airport. His phone is 624-121-3557. AND he speaks English. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-], 612-10-05872

Open Pit Gold Mine - Artosn, A.C. would like to make the Todos Santos community aware that a company known as Vista Gold has filed to open a massive open pit gold mine in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range between Todos Santos and El Truimfo. This mine will directly impact the environment of our community, the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve and the Todos Santos aquifer. You can see more information at the following Vista Gold website.

Below is the translation of an interview about this issue with Ing. Benito Bermudez, Director of the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas:

“Regarding the evaluation of the risks to the Todos Santos aquifer that are presented by the mining project known as Paradones Amarillos, the Director of the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas, Benito Bermudez, has confirmed that the project has not been formally presented to his federal commission because the company has not fulfilled the necessary requirements set forth for the environmental impact studies and for changing the zoning."

"In addition to the bureaucratic permits of the various levels of government, there also exists what is known as the social permit, which is given by the population living in the zone that would be impacted by the project."

"It should be pointed out that there is much speculation and suspicion from the people of Todos Santos and the surrounding areas regarding the ability of Vista Gold, the mining company, to preserve the ecological sanctuary of the Sierra de la Laguna. This lack of confidence is largely due to the bitter experience suffered in El Triumfo and San Antonio where the environment was irreversibly damaged."

"The federal government will do everything possible to safeguard the natural resources of the area, especially the Sierra de la Laguna, the key element to the environmental balance of Todos Santos, La Paz and San Lucas. Nevertheless, it is necessary that those who are directly impacted, in this case the people of Todos Santos, become involved and participate in the negotiations and actions so that they can guarantee that their ecosystem will not be devastated."

"There is a lot of work that has to be done to prevent the threat of irreversible damage. The experience with mining companies is that the gold goes to the rich, in this case in Colorado, USA, and the contamination remains with the local people and their future generations.”

Artosan, A.C., Niparaja, A.C., the water association of the Todos Santos Aquifer, as well as other Todos Santos businesses and environmental organizations are coming together in a coordinated effort to protect our community and the environment from this dangerous project. We will continue to publish updates and announce ways that the community can help to fight this mining operation. - Elena Moreno, e [-at-], 612 145-0050

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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available

Ride/Caravan Calendar

June - Date Not Specified - California to Todos Santos. Willing to transport smaller parcels for a fee. - Jessica, jessica.bravo [-at-]

Mid June - Rideshare / Courier South - Los Angeles to Todos Santos - Tessa, 2ridethecrest [-at-]

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

July 1 - Rideshare From TS to San Diego. - bajakitties [-at-]

July 10 - Caravan San Diego to Todos Santos - Jeff Visger, jeffvisger [-at-], 951-378-0610

July 18 - Caravan Todos Santos to San Diego - Jeff Visger, jeffvisger [-at-], 951-378-0610

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Restaurant and Food News

Mario's Bar At The Hotelito - Open from 6 until 11 pm. Come and join us in the terrace of the Hotelito. - Jenny Armit, elhotelito [-at-],, 612 137 3123, Todos Santos

Buena Vida's Local's Discount - We are now offering a local's discount of 35% on all our food items (including our specials items) for all of you that are sticking it out this summer. We are also offering 2 for 1 pizzas, margaritas and beer, every Friday from 5:30- till closing.

We would also like to remind you all that we are now offering the following specials everyday:
9 oz Filet Mignon with your choice of salad
Oven Roasted Chickens served with Root Vegetables
My homemade Ice Cream
We look forward to seeing you all this summer! Please call our new number at Buena Vida if you have any questions or would like to reserve a chicken. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-], 145-0215

Otra Vez Restaurant - Los Barriles - -Every Tuesday Daniel Siqueiros and Ellen Siqueiros offer their talents. Daniel plays magically electric violin and Ellen shows her beautiful hand made jewelery. -Every Friday and Saturday Armando d'Anna "the voice" will warm up your hearts with a large repertoire of international classics and romantic ballades.

Come to the East Cape and enjoy music with a wonderful dinner under the stars on our outside front terrace. Italian food, Steaks, Seafood, Mexican and Thai specialties. Nice economic Hotels in town if you wish to stay for the night and very special offers for a fishing day in our warm sea. Call Claudia's cell 624-1602652 or restaurant 624-1410249 after 3 pm. - Claudia, coletteforever [-at-], Los Barriles

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Music/Entertainment News

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

Dog Whisperer Training Sessions - I have contacted Ricardo Forastieri, whose referral appeared in the BWO as a dog trainer in San Jose. There are training sessions planned in Cabo for 6/19, 20 & 21. One must contact Claudia at rforas [-at-] for availability & questionnaire screening. If we have 3-4 interested doggies, the Dr. might consider morning or afternoon sessions here locally. Let me know your interest to help coordinate. - Debora, pelimcintire [-at-], 612 118 3423, Pescadero

Sweet Cuddly Darling Girl Puppy For Adoption - Hi There, Our last posting didn't yield the original owner so we've spayed and vaccinated this little darling and are now hoping someone can adopt her. She's 6-8 months, 25 pounds, 8 or so inches tall, good with kids and cats, and all love and cuddles. She is really lovely, and she's named Lulu. Please give us a call to come see her in Pescadero. We fly out this week (Thursday) so don't delay! Thanks all, Matt & Julie - Julie Mercer Ingram, 612-141-1292

Looking For Vet - Looking for an American trained vet, have dog that has been having lymph problems for 3 months. Have been to best vet in La Paz and no results. Need direction. She is only 1yrs old and has been on loads of antibiotics with no results. If anyone has information that would be helpful please contact me by email or phone. - Laura Jacobi, ljacobiss [-at-], 6121324709

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.

Responsible Pet Owners - More and more people with more and more dogs are walking the beaches and the neighborhoods. Unfortunately it is creating an eye sore and health issue as the "dog poop" is piling up on the beaches and front yards. I am a pet lover and don't mind picking up after my pet, but really don't want to pick up after other peoples pets. Be a responsible owner and keep our beaches and neighborhoods clean, Pick Up After Your Pet. Thanks! - Todos Santos(Name withheld at request of author.)

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Fax Machine For Sale - Four year old fax machine with phone attached. Barely used and in good condition. Works well, just have no need for a fax machine. Would be great for a business. Have phone cords to go with it as well. $70 for everything. Please contact me on my phone if you have any interest. - Veronica Stratton, vero01strat [-at-], 612-142-7603, Pescadero

Great Opportunity! You Could Be The New Owner Of Peace And Loaf Bakery... - Working with our hands, baking bread and building friendships has been one of our most rewarding experiences ever. Thanks to our loving customers who helped us quadruple profits during the last two years. However, our art careers have taken precedence and we need to pass the baton to someone with a passion for baking to take this very successful business to the next level. Think about it! It’s part time; fantastic client base; we will train; suppliers in place; we’ll help you set up. Get in touch soon. Be ready for the coming season. - Gloria Ruenitz, gruenitz10 [-at-],, 612-118-3683, Todos Santos

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

Motorcycle 2008 - like new only 75 miles on bike it's a 2008 dynamo custom 150cc looks like harley - Jerry Johnson, bajajerry1 [-at-], 612 12 4 10 11, Baja California Sur

Ford Ranger 4x4 - 1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 extra cab, excellent condition! Power windows, steering, am/fm/cd with Ipod connection, A/C, Workmate camper shell,rubber bed liner, 6" superlift, reinforced leafs, warner manual locking hubs, 32 x 11.50 Goodyear Wrangler Durawalls (puncture resistant) with 60% tread left,hi-lift jack, full size spare tire, rear mounted spot light. 135k miles on truck but new motor and tranny put in at 90k miles (warranty ran out). Runs great and a perfect baja truck! Clean title and registered non-op. My daughter in California needs a car for school so must sell asap. - Kevin Beehn, wavedad [-at-], 612 153 7046, La Paz

Need Topper - I am looking for a Topper or shell for my GMC short bed truck. If anyone has one for sale, please contact me - at this point, I'll make it fit. I don't care what it looks like. - Kathy Gordon, katiejay99 [-at-], 612-107-9935, Todos Santos

Aquired But Not Desired - A trail bike. It is a 2008 ÏTALIKA 200. Very well maintained except no headlight , no battery box , or battery. Tires are 18" and in good shape. Runs like the devil is chasing it. Price in pesos $9,700, it sold new last year for pesos $17,000.00 As I said "acquired but not desired" if you, on the other hand, are interested contact jimiykaren at - Jimi Karen, jimiykaren [-at-], Pescadero

1986 Toyota 4 Runner For Sale - Rebuilt motor; new tires. 4 wheel drive,4 cylinder, standard shift, removable shell. - Margy Woodall, maggiewoodall [-at-], 612 1535339

2007 Carson 5x8 Enclosed Trailer With Drop-down Ramp - For sale: A barely used 2007 Carson 5x8 enclosed trailer with drop-down ramp rear door. Included is a brand new spare tire and new rim. This trailer is in perfect shape. Cost $2,600 new. Asking $1,400 or best offer. Please email us for photos. Thank you. - Gloria Oceguera, rubyslyppr [-at-], 6121216658, La Paz

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Employment Wanted/Available

Looking For Jobs. - Hello my name is Ryan Dobies. I'm a law student looking for summer work. I will do translations to trash pick, walk the dogs to picking your friends up at the airport. I am an American/Mexican citizen. - Ryan Dobies, ryan.dobies [-at-], (612) 147-04-67, Todos Santos

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Sales and Services

Baja Vehicle Delivery - U.S.-Baja/baja-U.S Experienced vehicle transporter. I drive your vehicle door to door. References available. - Mark Sherman, bajavehicledelivery [-at-], 612 143 3316, Pescadero

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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted

Casita Rental - Casita for long term rent in the Las Brisas area of Todos Santos. Newly constructed one bedroom, full kitchen, fenced yard, courtyard patio, roof deck with ocean and mountain view. Will negotiate rate for long term rental. Perfect for one person. - Maureen Mitchell, bajasirena [-at-],, cell 612 348 7368, Todos Santos

Housesit Offered - Making the lovely Todos Santos my home this past season I am looking forward to spending my summer here in Baja with any prospective housesitting availability. I am a single female and have been a housesitter/petsitter for the past six years in the United States as well as in Todos Santos. I am very meticulous and extremely detail oriented with an eye for upkeep of any property! I would be more than happy to offer my services during this summer season in Baja. I will be arriving in Todos Santos on June 30th and will be available only by e-mail up until that date. Personal references are available and I look forward to providing any service I can for you or your family! - Esperanza Rodriguez, LaEsperanza11 [-at-], 612-135-8857

Rental Right On The Sand - Beautiful rental home right on the beach, steps to great surf break. Rent entire house or rent units separately. Main house is 1 Bd, 1 Bath (Queen bed) with walk-in closet and full bath (shower, no tub), with complete kitchen with all new appliances and comfy, quaint living room with TV/DVD player. Ceiling fans and whole ocean side of house is sliding doors overlooking surf. Upstairs unit is 1 bed, 1 full bath (Queen bed). Caretakers on property, just in case, in unit separate from the house. Pets welcome. Please email for rates. - Katie Thompson, ktgt1991 [-at-],, 760-613-6211, Pescadero

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Real Estate For Sale

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Quote of the Day: " The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided. " ~ Casey Stengel (1890 - 1975)

Community Calendar

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June 24 -Indian Curry Night At Mario's At Hotelito - 7:00 p.m. call for reservations 145-0099

June 18 - Art Auction - Galerias Pax & Arte Cafe, La Paz. - Naschtinka Diaz, naschtinka [-at-], 1215122


June 19 - Book reading, 7pm, Galerias Pax & Arte Cafe, La Paz. Entry fee $30 pesos. - Naschtinka Diaz, naschtinka [-at-], 1215122

June 19-21 - Live H2O: Concert For The Living Waters, - Dan Brule, danbrule1008 [-at-], 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-],, 310 780 6644, Pescadero


June 20 - Ataxcon 1st. Anniversary Celebration. 6:00 P.M. Please RSVP. Militar No.90, Todos Santos. - Landi Ortega, landi_ortega [-at-], 612-1761275

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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