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News, Events and Announcements


Galerias Pax & Arte Cafe - Painting contest, theme "Coffee and Art". inscription start this 24 of august, fee $50 dlls. The Event will take place the 30 of October at Galerias Pax in Guillermo Prieto 1250, col. Centro, La Paz, BCS. Time 8:00 pm. Music, food, and great atmosphere. Contact Naschtinka Diaz Alexander 612 141 1004 for more information. - Nachtinka Diaz, naschtinka [-at-] hotmail.com, 6121411004


This Weekend In Los Cabos With Jodi Asher - every Friday on Cabo Mil from 6:00 PM to 6:30 with Entertainment News and Interviews. 96.3 FM or go to www.cabomil.com.mx and clike on the word Live - Jodi Asher, cabogitana [-at-] yahoo.com, www.cabomil.com.mx, 624-128-5663, Baja California Sur


Galerias Pax & Arte Cafe - Painting contest, theme "Coffee and Art". inscription start this 24 of august, fee $50 dlls. The Event will take place the 30 of October at Galerias Pax in Guillermo Prieto 1250, col. Centro, La Paz, BCS. Time 8:00 pm. Music, food, and great atmosphere. Contact Naschtinka Diaz Alexander 612 141 1004 for more information. - Nachtinka Diaz, naschtinka [-at-] hotmail.com, 6121411004


The Palapa Society's 3rd Annual Tianguis (yard Sale) - Sat., November 28, 2009, 11 - 3, at The Palapa Center, Calle Obregon. All proceeds fund the BECA (school scholarship)Program. To donate "stuff", be an event volunteer or more information call: The Palapa Center, at 1450-299 or email: www.palapasociety.org - Donna Viglione, palapasociety.org, www.palapasociety.org, 1450-299, Todos Santos


The Palapa Society's 16 Annual Historic House Tour - Sunday, February 28, 2010, 10 - 3, Registration at The Cultural Center, Calle Benito Juarez,Todos Santos Please contact us if you would like to be an event volunteer or for more information. - Donna Viglione, The Palapa Center, www.palapasociety.org, 1450-299


This Week From The Community Calendar

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Comments, Questions and Answers


What To Do With Garden Waste! - It could be taken to the dump. It could be composted. It could be dug into your soil. It could be spread on the dirt roads where it will disintegrate in a relatively short time. Some burn it or have their gardeners burn it. The problems with that are numerous. It pollutes the air which becomes toxic to children and those that have respiratory challenges. The soot that results dirties the property of others. It is not a sustainable practice. - Sylvia St.clair, sasinbaja [-at-] yahoo.com, Todos Santos


High Water Bills - Hola, I own a house in Las Brisas and my water bill for the last 2 months has been approximately $500US for each month. We have checked for leaks, fixed a toilet, looked for surreptitious connections, etc. to no avail. W were able to negotiate a discount with Agua Potable for 20% but still I owe in excess of $800US. Anybody else experiencing a similar problem? - David Bong, dabong [-at-] comcast.net, 3607374567


Return Earrings - Is anyone going to Todsos Santos before Sept. 6, 2009? I bought a pair of earrings at Arte La Xoma on Aug. 6, thinking I was paying 900 pessos, not 9,000 pessos. The only way to get my money back is to return the earrings before Sept.6. Please email or call if you can help. - Karen Barroso, itapaci [-at-] comcast.net, 510-793-1381, United States


Compro Campana - Buy A Bell - Compro CAMPANA GRANDE para donar a Paula Angeloni y su esfuerzo comunitario "Playas Seguras". Want to buy LARGE BELL to donate to Paula Angeloni and her great community effort "Beach Safety". Llamar - call: Bill 044-612-132-4710 o email usa13 [-at-] yahoo.com - Bill, usa13 [-at-] yahoo.com, 044-612-132-4710, United States


Internet/cell Phones/ Laptops In Baja (courtesy, Baja Pony Express) -

A. I use AT&T with my laptop and it works great! Expensive, but it works very good. I have a friend that tried Verizon in June when we were down and it didn't work. - J.Ted Plombon

B. The AT&T cell wireless internet card will work in Mexico. A caller to one of the tech shows I listen to used the AT&T card to download a movie for his young son in Cabo. When the monthly bill arrived, the cost of the download was over $70,000. Yes, that's correct. Before you use any cell wireless cards or connections (IPhones included) make sure you have signed up for the international data rate. That is an extra charge that you might compare to the Telcel charge.

The ATT service is "Edge" not 3G. Speed is double dial-up speed, hardly broadband. The Verizon Cards use CDMA technology which may not service the Los Barriles area. Mexico (Telcel and Telefonica Moviestar) uses GSM technology while Sprint (new to our area) uses CDMA -


California Car Registration (courtesy Baja Pony Express) - A. (1) CA cars left in Baja for an extended time can be registered in CA as inoperable This will work to get away from CA insurance, but your vehicle will not be legal in Baja. Your vehicle must have current registration and license plate sticker to be legal and for this you will need insurance.

B. If you register non-op you will no longer receive a sticker the next year. You will have to go through the hoops again with the "Statement of Facts" document. Tis best to just pay minimal US insurance and drive legally in Mex. I have been this route. They are checking regularly.

C. But, how can you get your sticker????? Please post in the BPE Thank you, Mengia

D. If your California car registration status is changed to inoperable, then you can not get current tags, then you can not get insurance, then you are basically screwed.

E. For CA vehicle registration I have successfully used the Affidavit of Non-use (Reg 5090). Since the vehicle is located in Mexico (further than the border states) and is NOT used on any streets in the USA, I fill out the pdf form 5090, submit the form then drop the insurance. Before you renew the plates, you need to re-insure the vehicle for 30 days, then drop the insurance after completing the Reg 5090 for the new year. Make sure you complete and fax the form before you drop the insurance. The advantage of Non-use over Non-op is that you can get the current sticker for the plates. As always, some local CA DMV's do not know all the rules. I have always had success calling the Sacramento Hq. (We use 21st Century Car Insurance. They allow us to suspend our policy (dormant status when in Mexico) thus allowing us to make a simple phone call to reinstate the insurance if we are going back into the US. Ask if your insurance carrier will do this. Cheryl)

F. (1) cars left in Baja for an extended time can be registered in CA as inoperable. This gets around the smog check and the insurance. You also won’t get a reg tag for the year and if you drive the car you can be ticketed. Thank you, Ron Nelson ron [-at-] magicofthemoon.com -


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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week


Ride Needed From Loreto To Scorpion Bay Early Sept. 09 - If anybody is flying into Loreto and driving into Scorpion Bay in early September (1st week of September), I would like to try to book the same flight (from LAX) and ride into San Juanico with you (I will share gas). Thanks much! - Mark Bohn, ely [-at-] cisco.com, no, 831.-476-7155, Loreto


Airport Ride Calendar
Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

Travel Companion Wanted - Placerville, CA, mid October to Todos Santos, Sandra Arevalo, arevalosan [-at-] aol.com, 530-622-5350 U.S.


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Restaurant and Food News


Tre Galline - Angelo and Magda of "Tre Galline" inform that the restaurant will be closed from September 2 to October 8. We have to go to Italy for a series of gastronomic events. At our return we will take you to the best early season truffle & cheese. In these last days of August, the restaurant will be open from 3.00 pm to 10.00 pm. See you soon Angelo Y Magda - Dal Bon Angelo, angelodalbon [-at-] gmail.com, www.tregalline.com


Summer Time At Posada La Poza/restaurant El Gusto! - We would like to inform our guests that during the summer months (until mid November) our Restaurante El Gusto! will be open from 11.30am to 9 pm for drinks and meals. Dinner reservation is required. Without reservations for dinner, we shall be closing the restaurant at 7 pm. Thank you for your understanding and for your continous support. Yours, Libusche and Juerg Wiesendanger - lapoza [-at-] prodigy.net.mx, www.lapoza.com, (612) 145-0400, 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)


Did You Lose Me? - If you know who I am, please come forward. I have been hanging out at Wendy's in Las Tunas since last week, and am perfectly content here, but Wendy already has four dogs she loves and one more would be over the top. Wendy's note: This is such a handsome guy with a wonderful temperament, such a gentle and loving soul. I'm trying not to bond, so I hope his owner sees this and contacts me! - Wendy Rains, wendyrains [-at-] earthlink.net, 145 0150, Todos Santos


Beautiful Spayed Female Available - Dulce She probably weighs about 50lbs. She is probably a little over a year old. She has been spayed and has all of her shots. She is rather timid and very sweet. If anyone is interested in seeing her, she is at the Los Cabos Humane Society in San Lucas. Here is contact info at the center Evaristo Castro, Center Manager 044 624 129-8346 At the Center 044 624 151-6046 For more info and picture go to: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=39293&page=1#pid443482 -


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Misc. For Sale/Wanted


Walkin' For Tacos T-shirts - Now available at Galeria de Todos Santos, La Cañada del Diablo, and the Palapa Society. Sizes M, L, and XL, 200 pesos, all of which goes to the Palapa Society of Todos Santos for local children’s art and school supplies, scholarships, and other programs. Thanks to Erick Ochoa, Michael and Pat Cope, and Barbara Perkins. Special thanks to the Deaf Kitty Society, whose generous contribution paid for the cost of the T-shirts. - Gloria Von Jansky, gloriamariev [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-145-0681, Todos Santos


Honda Eu2000i Generator - Purchased new in 2007. Very low hours, very quiet, works great for microwave, refrigerators and small AC units. $800. - Janning Kennedy, janningk [-at-] gmail.com, 612 171 2205 (cell)


Big Beautiful Desk For Sale - Rustic type, with glass top. Four file-size drawers and smaller one in center. $350. Email me for a photo. - Janning Kennedy, janningk [-at-] gmail.com, 612 171 2205 (cell), Todos Santos


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


Super Panga 23" For Sale - with Yamaha engine 80hp four stroke, new console, radio, out riggers, trailer included. Totally renewed this year by the constructor with guarantee. Ready to go fishing just turn the key. Location: Los Barriles. Price USD 16,000. For pictures and more details pls contact us. cld57baja [-at-] gmail.com


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Employment Wanted/Available


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Sales and Services


Reiki Treatment - Reiki Treatemnt available in Cabo San Lucas. No charge, will trade with other goods or services. - Roger Marius Ciceron, cabomarius [-at-] yahoo.com, 044-624-122-0167, Baja California Sur


Translations From Spanish To English - Hola. hello, bonjour! Need a document, paper, article, etc translated from Spanish to English? I have a lot of experience doing translations after living here in Mexico for the past 9 years including translating scripts, articles, grant proposals and scholarly papers; prices affordable and negotiable! Translations from French to English also available. Please contact me via email. - Eloise Maeva, maevadreams [-at-] gmail.com


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iDirect Satellite Internet Systems - iDirect Systems provide commercial-grade satellite Internet service. This is especially important for individuals or businesses that demand more reliable service. iDirect use a more powerful radio than "consumer-grade" satellite services such as Hughesnet or Starband. iDirect System service providers also have fewer users per channel to ensure greater availability and reliability.

In addition, iDirect systems support high-quality Voice Over IP (VOIP) telephone service, providing reliable telephone service over satellite, and it works anywhere in Baja. For more information, visit our site at http://www.bajasatellite.com, or E mail us at alan [-at-] bajasatellite.com - Baja Satellite, 01 33 8421 1421 (Within Mexico). From U.S. Phones, Call 530 903 4257. Todos Santos


House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted


Small House For Rent In Pescadero - Studio by the sea with full kitchen and bath for rent for $300 per month plus utilities. Have photos. Outdoor dining room, very comfortable and furnished shabby chic style. 3 minute walk to San Pedrito beach. - Christine Folgmann, cfolgmann [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 142 5644, Pescadero


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 and full bath. Friendly monthly rate of $250 US utilities not included, available only for 6 month or 1 year lease. Need first month, last month and damage deposit to enter. High-speed internet is available. - Rick Hulett, ranchodelasolas [-at-] yahoo.com, www.bajacasitas.com , 612-134-8915


Apartment Wanted In San Jose - Looking for an apartment in San Jose. 1 or 2 bedroom. Price range up to $600 Preferably pet friendly ( one dog ), good neighborhood, close to bus. - Soleil Serena Geneth, bajajamali [-at-] hotmail.com, 624-12-14334 or 624-12-68869, San Jose Del Cabo


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Real Estate For Sale



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Quote of the Day: ": An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it. ": Jef Mallett,


Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week

Events

Sunday
Nov. 22 - Classical Music Performance in Todos Santos - Contact Sylvia St. Clair, sasinbaja [-at-] yahoo.com, 145-0563
February 28, 2010 - 10AM to 3PM, The Palapa Society's 16 Annual Historic House Tour
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
October 30 - 8:-- P.M. Galerias Pax Painting contest, Guillermo Prieto 1250, col. Centro, La Paz, BCS.
Saturday
November 28 - Dancing With The Stars! Todos Santos Film Festival Benefit. Hotelito.
November 28 11 - 3 - The Palapa Society's 3rd Annual Tianguis (yard Sale) at The Palapa Center, Calle Obregon

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

Drawing Classes - every Thursday - 9:00-10:30 - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-at-] yahoo.com

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

This Weekend in Los Cabos with Jodi Asher on Cabo Mil from 6:00 PM to 6:30

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 bread- 9:00 A.M. - 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,

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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