Baja Western Onion - News For The Left Coast of Baja California Sur

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Horse Racing In Baja California Sur - Horse racing is a popular afternoon event in many of the towns sprinkled around the lower peninsula. Sometimes the races are organized around the “fancy” horses with jockeys in silks riding mounts adorned with colored bridles and blinkers these races have a fun feel of community pride in a very celebrative atmosphere. Equally as fun and entertaining to attend are the impromptu races of the criollo horses and local riders. Often bred to be sturdy ranch horses, they step out on to the track to run match races of 100-150 meters. The winner of each race goes back to compete against the other winners, so before you know it, 5 or 6 races have gone off in a flash!

By keeping an ear to the ground, asking a friend or listening to the speaking car circulating about town is how you’ll find out when the horses are running for the desert roses, and maybe a few pesos. Betting appears to be minimal, there is usually a live band, plenty of beer, tortas and a grand sense of support for the competition. It is a fun way to spend an afternoon, sometimes just because or sometimes because there is another major event going on as well. If the races are scheduled to go off, for instance at 3PM ,you can most likely show up early, an hour or so late and you’ll have plenty of time to meet the horses, visit with friends and get a good standing position or seat on the bleachers. Races go till the sun goes down and then the horses go home in the dusky sunset.

There is already talk about a couple of races being scheduled on August 20 and November 20 at our local Todos Santos track. To get there, head north towards La Paz, less than a kilometer past the Pemex station, bear to the right after passing the eucalyptus trees, continue past the Rastro and then where the road ends, turn right and soon, the track will come in to view after passing over a small hill. One great landmark, the large "W" created by the hills of the Sierra de la Lagunas is an easy directional aid as the track points straight at it.
- Kaia Thomson, kaia [-at-] mindspring.com, 612-154-5588, Baja California Sur


The International Community Foundation Survey (courtesy Baja Pony Express) - The International Community Foundation is conducting a survey of full and part time Baja residents. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=uYzpSnz0rLrjaDRXKYZOCg_3d_3d
If you enter "Amigos de Animales, East Cape" on the last page where it asks for your local charitible organization we will receive a donation of $3US. Please pass this along to all your qualifying friends and thanks for supporting Amigos de Animales. www.amigosdeanimales.org - Pam, info [-at-] amigosdeanimales.org, https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=uYzpSnz0rLrjaDRXKYZOCg_3d_3d, Los Barriles


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Comments, Questions and Answers


Airport Parking - I've misplaced the name and phone number for the gentlemen in San Jose Del Cabo for long term parking. If you happen to have it, could you please forward it on. Many Thanks - Rick Plaia, rickplaia [-at-] hotmail.com, 6121780000, Baja California Sur


Mail Boxes, Etc In Los Cabos - If someone is going to MBE in Los Cabos Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, could you please pick up a package for me? Thanks. - Alvaro Colindres, alvarobaja [-at-] mac.com, 612-108-1030 Cel. , Todos Santos


Traveling To La Paz? - Anybody traveling to La Paz by plane or car in the near future who could carry 5-7 pounds of spices down? We've worked up some great new savory popcorn flavors and need to get seasonings down to the shop for testing and introduction. Thanks! Original Baja Kettle Corn 1775 A. Obregon, on the Malecon - Heather Kent, hkm2 [-at-] earthlink.net, 541-935-4313 (in US), La Paz


Re: Baja Ferry - Temp Sticker - If going to Topolobampo from La Paz it is true you will need the windshield sticker." However, if you have a FM-3 or 2 the sticker will never expire as longer as you keep your "FM" current. Just keep a copy of the current year's "FM" in your glove compartment. This is what we were told by the officials when we bought our sticker and also from an American friend of ours that lives and works in Puebla, Mexico. He has kept his Texas license plates and makes sure he keeps them current too. - Karen Sclafani, karenintx [-at-] gmail.com


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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week


Ride To Airport Offered Monday Aug. 10 - Ride to airport available for 2-3 people and luggage, space not a problem. Our flight leaves at 3:30, so we'll leave Todos Santos at 10:00am. Share gas and good company. - Patricia Baum, teampaty1 [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 145-0882


Airport Ride Calendar

Ride To Airport Offered Monday Aug. 10 - leave Todos Santos at 10:00 a.m. Patricia Baum, teampaty1 [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 145-0882

Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

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


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Music/Entertainment News


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


Looking For Love - I am a gorgeous young female who has been looking for love in all the wrong places but I have learned the error of my ways. My foster mother has made sure I won't be fooling around any more. I have sown my wild oats and am ready to settle down with a kind, loving family who will truly appreciate me. I am a pretty big girl, maybe 40 pounds but I don't overeat. I am soooo gentle and willing to put up with all kinds of combing, brushing and probing. The funny thing is that I actually look fierce and brave and people walking by are afraid to come into the yard where I am staying. My foster mother seems to think that is a good thing. I will soon be tested for those unpleasant diseases that some of us homeless folk get, and I am certain I will have a clean bill of health. Oh - and I also get along with other dogs - which was very surprising in a good way to my foster family. Please call or email if you would like to meet me. - Maryann, maryann [-at-] bajawesternonion.com, 612-159-2309


Who Is Missing A Dog - We are having a young, beige male, Baja type, in front of our hotel. Looks a little undernourished, but is very docile and trusting. Has streamlined collar. Please call Jurg or Libusche at the Posada La Poza (145-0400). - Jurg Wiesendanger, lapoza [-at-] prodigy.net.mx, www.lapoza.com, 145-0400


Tortoise Colored Kittie In Need Of Home - Recently found young toroise colored kittie in need of home. Will fix and provide shots. contact - Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-] gmail.com, 760 845 1795, Elias Caies


Black Lab - We have an abandoned 3-4 month old black lab (probably mix) that has taken up residence in our yard. She's a real sweetie but needs a permanent home. We would love to keep her but it's just not possible at this time. She's good with cats too! - Teri Sahli, terisahli [-at-] hotmail.com, 12-50552, Todos Santos


Kitty Needs Home - Kitten with unusual markings needs a home. Very cool, mellow kitten, maybe 3 months, give or take. I have 4 cats already, so hopefully someone will take in this elegant, beautiful feline in their home. Please give me a call or email. 612-153-9187 - Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-] gmail.com, 7608451795


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Misc. For Sale/Wanted


AC / Heater For Sale - Cool Comfort, Model DMAC-14K, 12V, 1200W, 60Hz This unit as a portable A.C. and heater. Great for a small family room or your bedroom. I bought it new two years ago and ready to let it go. A must see and purchase at 250 cocos This blows a lot of cool air for the summer months ahead as well as takes the edge off for those cool winter nights in Feb - Dan Binetti, danbinetti [-at-] yahoo.com, 044-612-11-70298


Brother Print Cartridges - There are 2 sizes, $5 ea.
LC21 - 2 black + 1 set of colors (magenta, cyan, yellow) cartridges
LC31 - 3 black + 1 set of colors + 1 extra cyan cartridge
- Janning, janningk [-at-] gmail.com, 612 171 2205, Todos Santos


Computers For Sale - Nice refurbished Desktop, AMD 1800 at 1.6ghz, 512mb ram, 2 Disk drives totaling 50gb, cd-r/w drive, dvd drive, ethernet and USB wifi, includes keyboard and mouse. Has XP with sp3, MS Office, anti-virus,etc. No monitor. $200.U.S.
HP pavilion notebook, zd8000, 3.2gz Intel Processor, 512mb ram, 80gb Disk drive, dvd-cd/rw drive, built-in wifi and ethernet. Comes with XP-pro with sp3, MS Office, anti-virus, etc. 17" screen is usable but has vertical colored lines but works great with external monitor (not included). $250. U.S.
Older Dell Notebook with XP-pro, slow but steady. Wifi adapter included. Has intermittent screen problems but always works great with external monitor(not included). $150 U.S. - Scott Cole, Scott [-at-] lgcc.com, 612-134-0684, Pescadero


New Samsung 40" High Definition LCD Flat Panel TV - High Definition, full 1080P Samsung Model LNT4069. This was a customer return. He decided he wanted a 58" Samsung Plasma instead. Samsung is one of the Top-rated LCD TV manufacturers, and Consumer Reports rated this TV a "Best Buy:"

The TV comes complete with base, remote control and all manuals. This TV is not available in Mexico at any price. We imported it. $1,500.00 Dlls, local delivery and setup included. Optional wall mount available. - Alan Thompson, alan [-at-] bajasatellite, http://www.bajasatellite.com, 530 903 4257 or 612 145 0364, Todos Santos


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Vehicles/Boats for Sale


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Employment Wanted/Available


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Sales and Services


Spanish Lessons At Instituto De Inglés America - We are located in Pescadero in barrio San Juan in front of sueño tropical office. Come to our school and make your life easier in Mexico. - Joel Antonio Estamates, caballito_b [-at-] hotmail.com, www.inglesamerica.blogspot.com, 6121426184, Pescadero


Pool Cleaning And Maintenance - Anyone looking for someone to clean and maintain their pool in Todos Santos or Pescadero? Gelacio Orozco, six years experience, call me and I will help you to eliminate the green and black algae. I understand chemical balance, back-washing and cleaning of filters. I speak English Gelacio Orozco, gelacio_tds [-at-] hotmail.com, 0446121514978, Todos Santos


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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted


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Real Estate For Sale


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Quote of the Day: ": Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible. ": Dr. Karl Menninger (1893 - 1990)


Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week

Events

Sunday
Nov. 22 - Classical Music Performance in Todos Santos - Sylvia St.clair, sasinbaja [-at-] yahoo.com, 145-0563
Monday
Tuesday
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. delicious tapas free of charge,

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, delicious tapas free of charge,

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

Karla y Mateo baking breadKarla y Mateo baking bread - 9 am - Casa Antigua (Topete/Horizonte) -

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, delicious tapas free of charge,

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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