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News, Events and Announcements


Reforestation Of El Tajo - Dear Foreign Community - Thank you for your presence at the last meeting of the reforestation area known as El Tajo. I want to invite you back to the Reforestation of El Tajo in the National Day of the Tree this Saturday July 25 at 8:00 am to make them participate in the planting of 3,000 trees. In the area will be given an explanation of the project and we will be more than grateful for his valuable comments and suggestions. Please confirm your attendance email: ejidoelpescadero [-at-] hotmail.com Thank you, Ms. Carmen Higuera, Comisariada Ejidal. ejidoelpescadero [-at-] hotmail.com, 130-3012, Pescadero


Manos Magicos Eventa - August 1 and 2 in conjunction with the MANGO FESTIVAL, Manos Magicos will be having a huge sale of baskets made here in TS, dresses for women and little girls, aprons, table linens, green bags (no more plastic), our world famous mango chutney, and more! Come see our beautiful quilt and learn what we can custom make for you! Manos Magicas is a cooperative of awesome women from Todos Santos who sew. Located Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in DIF (next door to La ARCA). - Susan Doyle, timsudoyle [-at-] hotmail.com, 145 0821


This Week From The Community Calendar
Saturday July 25
8:00 am The Reforestation of El Tajo The National Day of the Tree at El Tajo, Pescadero

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Comments, Questions and Answers


Basura In Las Brisas - There have been recent sightings of gringos dumping garbage in large plastic garbage bags on the side of the road in Las Brisas. Plastic is not biodegradable and will be there forever. Please respect the community and your neighbors and take your garbage to the dump.


Mailbox At Mailboxes Etc. Available - Looking for 3rd person to share a Mailbox at Mailboxes Etc. in Cabo. 1/3 would be $145.00 for the entire year. - Sharon, cabovistasuites [-at-] yahoo.com, 143-2841, Cabo San Lucas


Arson And Thieves - Our home was an arson fire. There have been many break ins also in Todos Santos. This is an out cry- for the locals to direct their money and attention to help the victims that have lost their homes and businesses. The police have done nothing. - Gloria Van Meter, savet [-at-] yahoo.com, 541-282-0090


Response To Request To Take Pups North - Just wanted to share our experience in hopes it will encourage others. We brought back a wonderful homeless puppy to the States. It cost with papers, vaccinations, airfare about $200. We put the puppy on craigslist. We asked the people who took the puppy for a donation of $150 which they gratefully gave us. The whole process was relatively painless, except by the time we gave it away we were totally enamored with our little mexican mutt. Our son fostered and then adopted a puppy from Mariposa. She is a wonderful, interesting, smart dog living here. We find that homeless dogs from the baja desert are wonderful pets and add the word rescued to the ad on craigslist and your inbox will light up. - Robert Ingram


Jeep - Does anyone know if Jeep of Pescadero is OK? I've emailed and phoned him a number of times in the past week to no avail. - Brock Taylor, brocktaylor [-at-] prodigy.net.mx, Pescadero


Todos Santos/Pescadero were not specifically mentioned in the following article but thought we should pass it along just in case. No reason why INFONAVIT would give the Left Coast a pass...

INFONAVIT Notice (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - Dear Los Barriles home owners,

INFONAVIT (National Institute for Worker´s Housing Fund) is auditing constructions built between 2004 to 2009, all the way from La Paz to Los Cabos, constructions include from a wall to a home. Their officers are visiting los Barriles with a long list of names that applied for construction licenses between these years (Mexicans and Americans). If you are on their list a notice for compliance or clarification will be placed on your door, it does not matter if you are away or out of the country, you or your representative will have 6 working days to appear before the INFONAVIT offices in La Paz to start the clarification process and submit any documents they may be requiring. If you do not comply with the notice you may be awarded a fine up to 14,000 pesos ( approx 1000 USD).

Please note that the 6 days term is for you or your representative to appear answering to the notice and start the clarification process. As long as someone appears on your behalf and starts gathering the data required the fine won’t be generated.

We suggest you contact your contractor, accountant or person who was making these payments during construction phase in order to check if you are on their list and avoid being notified while away and fined.

If you would like for us to check if you are on the list, receive the notification for you and help you gather the data from your accountant or Engineer in Charge of the Construction please contact us at info [-at-] paradiseinbaja.com

P.S. Infonavit payments are like IMSS (Social Security payments) and are mandatory payments to workers during the construction Phase.

GISELA TALAMANTES SAENZ, LLM. ESQ.
PARADISE MANAGEMENT
CONSULTING, ACCOUNTING AND PAPERWORK
CELL PHONE (612)136-4598
FAX 612.123.4223
www.paradiseinbaja.com


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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week


Caravan North - I am planning to drive from Cabo to San Diego. Could take one passenger or caravan. Dates somewhat flexible. Would like to leave sometime around July 29 through August 3. - Ina Yank, inayank [-at-] ix.netcom.com, 949 200-7727, Mex cel 624-176-4249 Cabo San Lucas


SJD Airport July 29 - Going to SJD airport July 29th leaving Elias Calles at noon. If you need a ride contact me at 624 116 2564. - Susan Murray, susanleigh55 [-at-] hotmail.com, 624 116 2564


Need Ride To Airport - ride needed to csl airport from pescadoro on august 6th, for 2.30 flight, light luggage ,medium size dog and carrying case.
- Patricia Larsen, plarsen3x3 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612 143 5319


Ride Share August 11 Todos Santos To Los Angeles & August 14 Los Angeles To Todos Santos - Anyone interested in sharing a ride & expenses to LA & back in my van, please email me. - Elizabeth Mcmillian, elizabethmcmillian8 [-at-] gmail.com, 213-221-8468, Todos Santos


Airport Ride Calendar

July 29, Ride Available to SJD from Elias Calles - leaving Elias Calles at noon - Susan Murray - 624 116 2564.

August 6, Need Ride To SJD from Pescadero - Patricia Larsen, plarsen3x3 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612 143 5319

Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

July 27, Caravan North - Todos Santos to San Diego - Jeff Visger, jeffvisger [-at-] aol.com, 951-378-0610

July 29 - Aug. 3, Caravan North - Cabo to San Diego - Ina Yank, inayank [-at-] ix.netcom.com, 949 200-7727, Mex cel 624-176-4249

Ride Share August 11 North - Todos Santos To Los Angeles - Elizabeth Mcmillian, elizabethmcmillian8 [-at-] gmail.com, 213-221-8468, Todos Santos

Ride Share August 14 South - Los Angeles To Todos Santos - Elizabeth Mcmillian, elizabethmcmillian8 [-at-] gmail.com, 213-221-8468, Todos Santos


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Restaurant and Food News


Buena Vida's Now Offering 2x1 Tuesdays And Fridays And Local's Discount - We are now offering 2 for 1 pizzas, margaritas and beer, every TUESDAY and FRIDAY from 5:30- till closing. We are also offering a local's discount of 25% on all our food items (including our specials items) for all of you that are sticking it out this summer. Discounts will not apply on 2 x1 nights. We would also like to remind you all that we are now offering the following specials:
9 oz Filet Mignon with your choice of salad
Oven Roasted Chickens served with Root Vegetables
Calzones
We would also like you guys to try my homemade vanilla ice cream topped with sea salt and olive oil. It is amazing! 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-] hotmail.com, 1450215


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Music/Entertainment News


Corazon Vaquero - A beautifully filmed documentary about ranch life in Baja, this DVD was the hit of the Latin American Film Festival here in Todos Santos. I have had a hard time keeping it stocked at El Tecolote Bookstore but recently received another shipment of 20 and have 15 left. Many people who have rented it or viewed a friend's copy have come in to buy it as a gift. If you are one of the many who have been waiting for it, come get your copy. When these go there won't be any more until October - Janet Howey, janethowey [-at-] yahoo.com


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




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Misc. For Sale/Wanted


Just Moved To Town - We just moved to town and have 3 kids that are very bored because they do not have toys and also because we only get two channels on tv in spanish. The kids do not yet speak or understand spanish. I have some dvds for them in english but no DVD player. SO I need toys for a 2,3 & 10 year old. The older 2 are girls. I also need some clothes for them (summer) and some jackets for when it does get cooler. I also need a dvd player, any english kids movies, english music cds, small radio with cd player, a universal remote control with programming instructions, a tv stand, a small tv, a queen/king bed in pretty good condition (i have had back surgery and need a good mattress). If you have anything else that you need to get rid of please let me know and I will let you know if I need it. Thank you! - Melissa Gordon, mysticamiga [-at-] gmail.com, Todos Santos


Juicer Wanted - Hello Todos Santos and Pescadero. Looking for a working juicer to buy for cheap, or borrow. Thank you - Aviel Rush, Pacific_Clean [-at-] me.com, 001 770 7186035, Pescadero


Fabulous Lady's Ring For Sale - The mounting is an 18K white gold ballerina wire mounting with 13 stones. This mounting is made by hand in Italy of grade "A" workmanship. The center stone is a natural sapphire of excellent quality, color dark blue Birman, 9x7 mm. The 12 peripheral stones are all diamonds, color F, 6 Round and 6 Marquise, American cut, 25ct and 20 ct, clarity VVS all. The appraised value is USD 13,800 For sale at USD 6,000 only. Great deal!!! Make a wonderful gift to your beloved! - , cld57baja [-at-] gmail.com


Large Desk For Sale - Rustica style large office desk with glass cover on the top and four file-size drawers. Email for photo. $350 OBO. - Janning Kennedy, janningk [-at-] gmail.com, 612 171 2205 (cell), Todos Santos


Brother Print Cartridges - I have several Brother print cartridges for sale, LC21 and LC31 size, both black and color. $5 each. - Janning Kennedy, janningk [-at-] gmail.com, 612 171 2205 (cell)


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Vehicles/Boats for Sale


1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer - 1987 Wagoneer 4X4, will go anywhere. MX$25,000 OBO Tel Cell 612-168-3605 Dan. - Dan Gallagher, dan [-at-] mangazo.net, 612-168-3605, Todos Santos


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Employment Wanted/Available


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Sales and Services


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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted


Caretakers - We are a retired, American couple; seeking a position as permanent caretakers. We will maintain your house and grounds, affect minor plumbing and electrical repairs, provide loving care to resident pets, clean the pool, provide full-time security, and track monthly expenses for utilities and garden supplies. We also offer our help with private parties. We bake and cater: traditional American, Tex-Mex, German, Italian, fish & chips, seafood, East Indian, and some Asian cuisines. We require separate living quarters, air conditioning, and access to telephone and Internet services. We are permanent residents, with excellent references. ljoew [-at-] hotmail.com


Long Term Casita Rental - Ocean front one bedroom casita in Elias Calles with kitchen, living room, observation deck, washer and dryer. All utilities included. No pets. $600 per month - Susan Murray, susanleigh55 [-at-] hotmail.com, 624 116 2564


3 Bedroom House For Rent - This house is large and spacious, has a wonderful view of Todos Santos and the ocean. It is partly furnished. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Long term renters preferred. Available 2nd week in August. - Omar Ortega, player_omar [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 104 8291, La Paz


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Real Estate For Sale


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Quote of the Day: ": When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield. ": Quintilian


Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week

Events

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
July 25 at 8:00 am The Reforestation of El Tajo The National Day of the Tree at El Tajo, Pescadero

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 www.cabomil.com.mx 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

Sundays

2 For 1 Sundays - At Café D'licia through August 31st. 9 am - 3 pm. Alicia , cafe.dlicia [-at-] gmail.com, 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 Daline Jones and Diego Ramirez, 3 to 6 P.M.

Tennis-- Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-] gmail.com

Daniel Siqueiros - Live Music noon to 3 PM, Hotel California, Todos Santos

Mondays

Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos

Tuesdays

Manos Magicas - 9:30 A.M.at DIF

Wednesdays

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

Recycling Center Open - 1-2 pm, Pescadero - SINADAES, AC, Contact MaryLo 612 130-3172 or marylomh [-at-] prodigy.net.mx

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

Tennis - Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-] gmail.com

Thursdays

Mario's Bar at the Hotelito open from 6 pm until 11 pm.

Steak Night at La Canada Todos Santos, 6:00 P.M. Reservations Req'd 612-14-00069

Fridays

Michael's At The Gallery - Restaurant open at 6:30 pm. Michael Cope, mplcope [-at-] yahoo.com, 145-0500, Todos Santos

Mario's Bar at the Hotelito open from 6 pm until 11 pm

Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos

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-] gmail.com

Saturdays

Michael's At The Gallery - Restaurant open at 6:30 pm. Michael Cope, mplcope [-at-] yahoo.com, 145-0500, Todos Santos

Mario's Bar at the Hotelito open from 6 pm until 11 pm.

Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos

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

Sundays
Mondays

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

Tuesdays

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

Wednesdays

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

Thursdays

Drawing Classes - 9:00 to 10:30 AM, Todos Santos, E mail or call for info and directions - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-136-6738

AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos

Fridays

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

Saturdays

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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