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Beach Safety Meeting - This week there has been another tragic death at Los Cerritos. This is at least the second person to drown this year. I am a resident of Todos Santos, Marine Biologist and Surfer. My husband is a Lifeguard and Surfer. We want to create a group of people to work on safety at the beaches around Todos Santos and Pescadero. This would include:

  1. Putting big and clear signs about the dangers at each beach.
  2. Training of local people to become lifeguards, to have lifeguards at Cerritos and maybe Las Palmas beach, especially during the weekends and summertime.
  3. Education in schools about beach dynamics and safety.
We will need volunteers, sponsors or any suggestions that you have. If you want to be part of the group or you can help in anyway, please contact me or come to our first meeting at Cafe La Esquina across from Casa Dracula in Todos Santos. Next TUESDAY, July 28 at 5pm. The Delagado will be coming to the meeting. - Paula Angeloni Pertusso, ballenatito [-at-] yahoo.com.mx, (044) 612 16 10232, Todos Santos


Desplazan Trabajadores Extranjeros a Locales / Foreign Workers Displacing Local Workers In Todos Santos -

El Sudcaliforniano
25 de julio de 2009
Miguel Rubio

La Paz, Baja California Sur.- Extranjeros, principalmente de los Estados Unidos y Canadá, están desplazando a trabajadores locales de Todos Santos en las diversas labores, particularmente del ramo de la construcción, según dio a conocer a El Sudcaliforniano el señor Hilario Agúndez León, quien pide la intervención de las autoridades de Migración para terminar con esta situación.

Asimismo, ante este medio, Agúndez León expuso que es necesario que Migración revise en qué situación se encuentran los extranjeros en Todos Santos, es decir, si en calidad de turistas o si gozan de permisos para trabajar en nuestro país.

Al acudir el día de ayer a esta redacción, con el fin de dar a conocer lo anterior, Hilario Agúndez, residente de Todos Santos, municipio de La Paz, explicó que norteamericanos y canadienses desempeñan específicamente trabajos de plomería, pintura y albañilería. Incluso, algunos, dijo, se encargan de cuidar, mediante paga, propiedades de otros extranjeros cuando salen de la localidad, lo cual a los pobladores de Todos Santos no nos parece correcto, indicó.

Reitero que es necesario y conveniente que las autoridades de Migración tomen cartas en este asunto, investiguen en qué calidad se encuentran los extranjeros en Baja California Sur y si tienen permiso para trabajar aquí. Mientras tanto, es claro que los extranjeros nos están desplazando de las oportunidades de trabajo, denunció.

(English Translation:)
The Sudcaliforniano
25 July 2009
Miguel Rubio

La Paz, Baja California Sur .- Foreigners, mainly from the United States and Canada, are displacing local workers in Todos Santos in various tasks, especially in the construction sector, as announced to The Sudcaliforniano by Mr Leon Hilario Agundez, who requested the intervention of immigration authorities to end this situation.

Also, in this regard, Mr. Agundez said that it is necessary to check the immigration status of foreigners in Todos Santos, that is, whether they are tourists or if they have permission to work in our country. To go yesterday to the wording in order to publicize this, Mr. Agundez, a resident of Todos Santos, Municipality of La Paz, explained that North Americans and Canadians specifically perform plumbing, painting and masonry work. Also, some said, some are paid to care for the property of other foreigners when they leave town, which to the residents of Todos Santos does not seem right, he said.

He reiterated that it is necessary and appropriate that the immigration authorities take in this matter and investigate as to what foreigners in Baja California Sur have permission to work here. "Meanwhile, it is clear that foreigners are displacing us from job opportunities," he claimed. -


This Week From The Community Calendar
Tuesday July 28
5:00 P.M. Beach Safety Meeting La Esquina across from Casa Dracula in Todos Santos.

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Comments, Questions and Answers


Lower Signal Levels on Dish Network's Main Satellite - We've confirmed several reports of lower signal levels on Dish Network's main TV satellite at 119°. This seemed to occur at the same time that Dish Network changed their encryption format, shutting down hundreds of thousands of pirated receivers in the process. The reduced signal levels may be noticed on smaller dishes in the range of 1.0 to 1.1 meters (from 40" to 44"), such as the older RCA and DirecTV dishes. Some channels may not come in, especially during the morning hours. Instead, the receiver will display an "Acquiring Satellite Signal" message on these channels. Owners of larger dishes 1.2 meters and above may not have noticed any difference. A minimum dish size of 1.5 meters (5') is now the minimum recommended size for new installations. - Alan Thompson, alan [-at-] bajasatellite.com


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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week


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 Closed Aug 6th-10th - We would like to let everyone know that we will be closed Friday August 7th - Monday Aug 10th. We will resume business Tuesday the 11th.

We also want to remind everyone that 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. Local discounts obviously will not apply when purchasing a pizza on the 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, 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)



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Misc. For Sale/Wanted


Spanish Tapes Needed - someone stole my 10 cassette set of spanish tapes from my vehicle. Is there anyone that has spanish teaching tapes so that I can continue learning. - Diane, dianejoy39 [-at-] yahoo.com, Todos Santos


Zuniga Drawings - I have two zuniga drawings, originals, 22x26, one charcoal, one red pencil. They are expensive, so if you don't know this artist, better you not respond. Fantastic condition and a fantastic find for the collector. - Mike Hamond, zzooo9 [-at-] yahoo.com


New York Style Baker Here In Todos Santos - chocolate chip cookies, brownies, fruit pies, fruit tarts, banana nut loaves, cranberry nut loaves, apple turnovers, and more, order in advance, pick up in todos santos, email for more information. - Diane, dianejoy39 [-at-] yahoo.com


Surfboard Sale Cabo Extreme (pescadero) - surf camp(Pescadero). 6´3 , 6´4 6 boards all used make deal lets talk - Adam Black, 612 171 2098, Pescadero


Longboard 9´2¨ Yakel - Fin and Leash included. NO Dings. Only used twice. $400.00USD Call- Dave Morgan, 612 171 2098


Buying Wii - Looking for a nintendo wii, new or used. -Please contact me as soon as possible - Sebastiaan, sebastiaanlamote [-at-] yahoo.com, 044-612-118-4764, Todos Santos


Mountain Bike For Sale - Motiv Vortex 8 speed with XC front suspension system and Torch rear Performance suspension. In good condition. Red/Black. $100.00 - Terry Mcbride, tleemcbride [-at-] gmail.com, 612-149-2743, Pescadero


Wanted- 1 Or 2 Quads - I am looking for a couple of quads for my kids - 250cc ?. I will be in the states from July 28th to Aug. 4th. My phone number is 624-114-7484. Phone in the states- 949-422-2090 - Brian Knott, elskel [-at-] aol.com, Baja California Sur


Canon 20d For Sale - Canon 20d + 18-55mm incredible reflex camera in perfect conditions, always used as second body. Included is battery charger and cables + owner's manual. big price, 400 USD!! If you need technical information send me a mail and I will send all the specifications you need.- Alberto Poli, alberto [-at-] solecaliente.com, 6121368361, Todos Santos


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Vehicles/Boats for Sale


2003 Airstream Bambi 19' - Used for one trip from Houston to Todos Santos near Cabo San Lucas, Baja - 3000 miles. Otherwise unused and up on jacks. Very clean - stored under cover since purchase. A/C, heat, double bed, shower, toilet, refrigerator, gas range, AM/FM stereo, XM ready, hot water heater, all original instructions and manuals. Nonsmoker, all original equipment. Clear US title. Equalizer hitch. Free dinner at Hotel California and bottle of Hotel California Tequila to buyer! $22,000 USD. 612-145-0711
- David Weiler, weiler [-at-] bajaparadise.net, www.airstreamclassifieds.com/showproduct.php?product=8113&cat=16, 612-145-0711


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Employment Wanted/Available


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Sales and Services


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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted


Cabo Extreme Summer Rates - Cabo Extreme surf camp and resort is announcing cheap new summer rates. Rooms on the beach for as low as 30USD per night. Great Palapa camping $10 USD per night includes great kitchen, hot water showers, and Palapa shade shelter beach front. Please refer to web page below for more information. reservation inquires please call 612 119 5111 - Jimmy Jordan, paulvk06 [-at-] gmail.com, www.caboextreme.com,


Right On The Beach Rental - 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-] yahoo.com, www.beachhouseinbaja.com, 760-613-6211


Casa for Rent Pescadero - Just a ten minute walk to the local beach and 2 miles from Los Cerritos. Beautiful garden area; Casa has spacious 700 square foot open floor plan, 2 queen sized beds, furniture, kitchen, full bath. Friendly Monthly Rate $250 USD - Richard Hulett, ranchodelasolas [-at-] yahoo.com, www.bajacasitas.com, 044 6121348915, Pescadero


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Real Estate For Sale


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Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week

Events

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
July 28 - 5:00 P.M. Beach Safety Meeting La Esquina across from Casa Dracula in Todos Santos.
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

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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