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

September 09, 2009

News, Events and Announcements

Dr. Tomas Tomorrow - Dr. Tomas will be at the Shortells in Las Brisas this Sunday, 20 September, beginning 9:30 A.M. So hurry on over! Don't know how long he'll be here. - Mary Shortell, mshortell [-at-], 145-0512

They Are Here. - Have you seen them? They are the ones with the halos! Thank you so much BECA angels for your heavenly support. Halos are still available. Contribute to the Palapa Society's BECA Angel Program and glow. After all, what's more important than a child's education? Gracias. Call Erick Ochoa 612 140 399 or call/email Susan Doyle Donations of any size greatly appreciated. - Susan Doyle, timsudoyle [-at-], 145 0821

Internado News - Thanks to two generous women of Todos Santos, the plumbing in the children's bathroom will be repaired. Seventy two children put a strain on the plumbing facilities as you can imagine. Thank you! - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-] hotmail.comhead, 612 10 05872

Drawing Classes - Our Thursday drawing classes will skip a few meetings, and I will let you know when we resume, probably early Oct. Until then, keep drawing. - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-at-], 612-136-6738, Todos Santos

This Week From The Community Calendar
Sunday September 20
Dr. Tomas will be at the Shortells in Las Brisas beginning 9:30 A.M. - Mary Shortell, mshortell [-at-], 145-0512

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Screen Repair - Does anyone know where I can get sliding aluminum screen doors repaired in Todos Santos? - Steve Mahan, stevemahan5 [-at-], Todos Santos

Two Weeks Of Spanish Immersion - I’m looking for a two week Spanish language immersion opportunity starting around January 10, 2010. If you know of anything please send me the details or a contact person. Thanks. olallabay [-at-]

Lost Test Gear - Reward - We think one of our pieces of test equipment fell out of our truck somewhere near downtown Todos Santos. If it somehow survived the fall it will be amazing, but there is a reward of $25 if anybody finds it. It's a satellite locator meter with a black front and the name "Perfect Vision Birdog" in yellow lettering, with an LCD display, yellow plastic inside case, and a black leather case and strap outside. Thanks. - Alan, Baja Satellite, alan [-at-], 530 417 1451, 612 145 0364

Banks - I just got a note from someone who says the banks are not willing to change US$ into pesos anymore - and further, that is the way it's going to be from now on! Can anyone confirm that? We're coming from Canada, and hope to be able to continue putting our Canuck ATM card into the Mexican ATMs and getting pesos out. Any comments? - Jim Skelton, skejam [-at-], 250-545-0024, Todos Santos

Status Of Batequito? - We're in desperate need of information on the current status of Batequito. We have heard that it is closed down, and the closure appears permanent. This is of great concern, as we stay at Bate's every year, and would hate to lose it as our seasonal destination. Any information regarding what's going on would be really, really appreciated. Thank you! - Chamise Kramer, artgrrl78 [-at-], Todos Santos

More Robberies - Our house in Las Tunas has been broken into twice in the last week and many things stolen. We are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the criminal(s) involved. - Bianca Juarez, Biancajuarez [-at-], 847 386 6473, Baja California Sur

Road & Gas Available - We are leaving for the states on the 22nd and driving a diesel truck and want to know if anyone knows if diesel is available in most towns,Guerrero Negro, Santa Roselia, Mulege, Loreto, and Constitucion? Thanks cabosheri - Sheri Van, cabosheri [-at-], Cabo Pulmo-East Cape

Physician Info - Does anyone have recommendations for a general practitioner, a dermatologist and a podiatrist, preferably in La Paz. Also, which hospital would you recommend in La Paz? If you think a physician or hospital in Cabo is truly superior, please let me know as well. Thanks- Vickie Butler, vandhbutler [-at-], 612-127-7535, Todos Santos

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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week

Rider Neeeded - I will be driving down from Taos, New Mexico, through Tuscon, AZ, taking the ferry from Los Mochas to La Paz sometime in early November. I am looking for a rider. - Rosario Carelli, wearethedrum [-at-],, 828-380-0122

Airport Ride Calendar

Ride Needed From SJD to TS - October 6, 2009 Paul Bumann, paul [-at-], 858-735-3538,

Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

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

Rider Neeeded -- Taos, New Mexico to La Paz sometime in early November, - Rosario Carelli, wearethedrum [-at-],, 828-380-0122

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Restaurant and Food News

Cafelix Taking A Break - Hello coffee lovers! Cafélix staff, not Cafe Felix staff is taking a little break to relax, enjoy summer at the beach and get energy to be ready for the nice season that we will have in October! So the last day open will be tuesday 22nd., just for a few days. We are going to re-open Monday 5th October. Ready to serve you the best coffee that you love here in the heart of Todos and the breakfast mexican that you deserve! - Felix Vazquez, salesboy_vagu [-at-], 6121312081, Todos Santos

Smokin NFL Sundays At The Sandbar - NFL games, breakfast, and smoked bbq lunch served all day starting at 9 am. - Helen Bay, helenweatherell [-at-],, 310 780 6644, Todos Santos

Buena Vida Summer Hours - We will remain open for the rest of the summer regardless of how hot it gets! That is unless there is a hurricane or something. Our hours will shift slightly though. We will be opening up around 6:00 pm instead of 5:30 pm since it is so hot out. That way we all can get a chance to cool off a bit before slaving away in front of the hot oven for you guys. So please come out and have some fun with us. We are still offering our local discounts of 25% and our 2x1 pizza, beers, and margaritas every Tuesday and Friday. Also come try our new shrimp cocktail appetizer. It is very refreshing! - Jessie Rutowski, - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-], 6121450215

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Music/Entertainment News

Music Lives In All Of Us - The following video is an amazing demonstration at the World Science Festival 2009 by singer/musician Bobby McFerrin who shows how the common musical scale (also known as the "Pentatonic" scale) is so easily recognized and shared by all of us:

I'm Not Gonna Kid-ya - The Sandbar is the place to be for Sunday and Monday football. After week one, the food and fun was a success, and all 4-NFL packages worked, its time to spread the word. On Sunday Sept 13th the day Started with Fantastic Omeltets and Home fries along with Coffee and Gabes new and improved Bloddy Mary's. (gotta try dat) The Ribs (Memphis smoked) came off just right and they needed more to go around the smoked chicken was there for the non-meat eaters and this weeks Marlin is gonna be great. Fresh corn on the cobb and potatoes on the side went well. And Gabe's Monday night special rocked, with the left over pulled chicken he made open face chicken sandwiches with cheese and barby-sauce in the pizza oven with a side salad. Everyone there had one and they sold out. Just the facts Jack in this message from one happy person

The individual who submitted this article asked to remain anonymous

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

New Regulations When Traveling With Dogs (courtesy, La Paz Gringos) - from Dhorea Ryon at Baja Dogs There is a new requirement for any dogs coming into Mexico from Canada and the U.S. -- each dog must have a separate document from a vet stating the dog has no worms or parasites. An officer from the Dep't of Agriculture (?) checks these documents when you disembark, so be sure to have them with you when traveling with dogs. - Sheryl ,, Proud Supporter of Baja Dogs, La Paz

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Computer For Sale - XP, MS Office, antivirus, wifi. Cheap. - Scott Cole, Scott [-at-], 612-134-0684, Pescadero

Camper Shell - does anyone know where I can buy a camper shell--new or used--for a 2002 Nissan long bed pickup? - Steve Mahan, stevemahan5 [-at-], Todos Santos

Handmade Right Here In Todos Santos - Do you like natural-looking jewelry? Arts and crafts? Looking for a different style that not everybody has? I make many things including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings made of seeds from south Mexico. I also make hanging lamps made of gourds that I perforate designs into, with marbles and shells hanging. They are very different. You have to see them! If you or any friends visiting Todos Santos would like to buy reasonably priced souvenirs made in Todos Santos, let me know! - Rocio Gambo, ros495 [-at-], 669.116.2535, Todos Santos

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

2004 28 Ft. Four Winds Trailer - Fully contained travel trailer. Located in Pescadero. $11,000 US. - Randy Northrup, randy [-at-], 624-160-8123, Pescadero

Fishing Boat For Sale - 18" foot fiberglass fishing boat, with 65hp evinrude outboard, live bait compartment, shade, internal gas tank (150 liters), with trailer, seats, steering controls. $65,000.00 pesos obo. Pictures available upon request. Contact - Daniel Pelatos, danielpelatos [-at-], 612-157-9921

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Employment Wanted/Available

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Sales and Services

Spanish Workshops - Spanish lessons with Guillermo Bueron in the Cultural Center. Berlitz Total Immersion Method for all levels. The Survival Spanish Workshop-10 hours weekly course- Intensive course 20 classes monthly. Workshops start October 5th at 9 AM. - Guillermo Bueron Prieto, g_bueron [-at-], 612 161 4165, Todos Santos

Wedding Photographer - Wedding and portrait photographer in La Paz, high resolution photographs created from professional equipment Why not preserve some of the most precious moments in time? How about your child's dance recital, christening, graduation, or birthday? Or your parent's wedding anniversary? For additional information on photos please contact- Daniel Pelatos, info [-at-],, 612157-9921

Rent a HughesNet Satellite Internet System - If you just need a short-term rental for a few months, we can set up a portable HughesNet Satellite Internet system for you. $200 setup and removal within 20 miles of Todos Santos, $99 per month for the service. Setup and removal at more distant locations will include charge for travel time. Call for details.

Hughesnet systems provide Internet connectivity over satellite, and work anywhere in Baja. For more information, visit our site at, or E mail us at alan [-at-] - Baja Satellite, 612, 145 0364. From U.S. Phones, Call 530 417 1451. Todos Santos

Property Management - If you are looking for someone you can rely and depend on to look after your property while you are away please contact me. I live in La Paz and have been doing this type of work for almost two years. You can depend on me to get the work done and you can feel safe leaving your home in my capable hands. I am quite knowledgeable of the La Paz area and how to get things done. If I don't know the answers, I find people who do! bernielindwall [-at-], 612-143-5676

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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted

Looking For Casita For Rent During February And March, June And July 2010 -If you have a casita in Todos Santos that you would like to rent during 4 months in 2010, please let me know. I am starting a sustainable project in Todos Santos and need to host some people comming from New Mexico to help me. Thank you very much, we will take good care of your casita, promise. - Patrizio Sorrentino, patriziosorrentino [-at-], 554-1402947, Todos Santos

House Wanted - House with at least 2 bedrooms wanted in La Paz near El Centenario, Comitan, from December 22 to January 5th. Our grown children and grandchildren are coming to visit us for 2 weeks, we do not have enough space to accomidate everyone. Pool would be nice but not necessary. Please email me - Julie Briand, julienone [-at-], La Paz

Rent Right On The Beach At San Pedrito - 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

Hurricane Season Housesitting - Want a housesitter for your house in Todos Santos during the hurricane season?? A friend and I can take care of your house, pets, etc. to make sure it is safe and secure. We are both young, energetic, responsible, and clean. From anytime now until you would like someone to take care of your house and pets. We are in Todos Santos at the moment. - Cassie Sparck, frothyturtle [-at-], 669.925.4652, Todos Santos

House Sitter Available Long Term - House sitter or affordable rental ($300 mo.) available for long term. I live in Mexico and seek home for at least a year. I am a single, senior gringa, 100% healthy, strong and energetic to take care of your house/casita. I could cook/bake in barter. Iam a licensed massage therapist and registered nurse. I live simply and quietly. Please let me know if you have a small house for me in Todos Santos area. Thank you. - dianejoy39 [-at-]

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Real Estate For Sale

Property In Elias Calles For Sale - Ocean, river and sierra views, up and coming Elias Calles: new families and famous artists moving to the area, business or residential, 1,500 meters, +2 small buildings, +water meter and contract with city, +fenced, dirt road access. bathroom with black-water purification system, kitchen palapa over 10,000 gallon water pila, unique. good deal [-at-] us$75k. Title, tax number.
also possible to expand and buy two adjacent lots, 1/3 of an acre each approx making a total of one acre all three together giving access thru 2 streets.(2 extra lots for 35K, each,(*reduced) one lot has sturdy concrete building, 1 boat and truck garage unfinished_only needs interior plastering, doors, windows and floor has second story potential/view) - G. Meyer, gmanflash [-at-], 6241377004, Elias Calles

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Quote of the Day: ": Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place. ": Billy Crystal (1947 - )

Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week


October 25, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Festival de las Minas, El Rosario
Nov. 22 - Classical Music Performance in Todos Santos - Contact Sylvia St. Clair, sasinbaja [-at-], 145-0563
February 28, 2010 - 10AM to 3PM, The Palapa Society's 16 Annual Historic House Tour

October 5, at 9 AM - - Spanish lessons in the Cultural Center. - Guillermo Bueron Prieto, g_bueron [-at-], 612 161 4165
Mon. Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30 - Actor's Workshop, 4-6pm La Arca
Nov.12, 19, 26, Dec, 3 -Actor's Workshop-4-6pm,La Arca
October 30 - 8:-- P.M. Galerias Pax Painting contest, Guillermo Prieto 1250, col. Centro, La Paz, BCS. Nov. 6, 7:00 - La Canada del Diablo SunErgos Theatre Touring Company will present the production, "Twinings"

Dec.4- Comic Evening of Short Plays for info: bluemooninbaja [-at-]
October 31 - Halloween Fund Raiser At The Sandbar
November 28 - Dancing With The Stars at Hotelito -- Todos Santos Film Festival Benefit.
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 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
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-]
Daniel Siqueiros - Live Music noon to 3 PM, Hotel California, Todos Santos
Afternoon Yoga 3 Pm At La Arca - Caroline, 612 156 0421
Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos
Yoga At La Arca 7:30 A.M. - Elizabeth Perez, alceo11 [-at-], 6121311669, Todos Santos
Manos Magicas - 9:30 DIF Drawing Classes - every Thursday - 9:00-10:30 - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-at-]
Afternoon Yoga 3 Pm At La Arca - Caroline, 612 156 0421
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
Tennis - Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-]
Yoga At La Arca at 7:30 A.M. - Elizabeth Perez, alceo11 [-at-], 6121311669, Todos Santos
Steak Night at La Canada Todos Santos, 6:00 P.M. Reservations Req'd 612-14-00069
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-], 145-0500, Todos Santos
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-]
Karla y Mateo baking bread- 9:00 A.M. - Casa Antigua (Topete/Horizonte) -
Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand. 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos
Michael's At The Gallery - Restaurant open at 6:30 pm. Michael Cope, mplcope [-at-], 145-0500, Todos Santos
Music by Flashback - 8 P.M., Hotel California, Todos Santos
Live Music at The Sandbar

Workshops and Meetings

Monday Through Friday
Aerobics - 8 - 9 PM, La Arca, Todos Santos
Nov.9 - Actor's Workshop, 4-6pm La Arca
Nov.16- Actor's Workshop-4-6pm,La Arca
Nov.23-Actor's Workshop-4-6pm,La Arca
Nov.30-Actor's Workshop-4-6pm,La Arca
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
Nov.12-Actor's Workshop-4-6pm, La Arca
Nov.19-Actor's Workshop-4-6pm, La Arca
Nov.26-Actor's Workshop-4-6pm, La Arca
Dec.3-Actor's Workshop-4-6pm, La Arca 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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