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

October 03, 2009

Beginning this month, new announcements for Meetings, Classes and Workshops will appear in their own new section just below Comments, Questions and Answers. We'll also continue to include these announcements in the "Workshops and Meetings" section of the Community Calendar located near the bottom of each issue of The Baja Western Onion. You can submit your Classes and Workshop Announcements here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp. Please observe our time limit for resubmissions, and do not submit unpaid ads or announcements more frequently than once every two weeks. As always, all material submitted to the Baja Western Onion is subject to Editorial review, and we do not guarantee inclusion. Thank You!


News, Events and Announcements


Ignacio Springs Re-opens - Here we are only one month after having Jimena’s rain to the tops of the doors in our office/kitchen and some of the rooms, and we are open for business. This is only because of the great support we have received from our good friends, who were customers first, our family and our staff. There are 5 rooms ready and we can probably get two more up and running in the next two weeks. By December, I think we should be fully restored. We wish to thank all of you who supported us by paying astronomical prices for our pepper jelly, who donated sheets, towels, labor, money, calm heads for repairing a thousand things, food for the crews and ourselves at the end of very long days, for the water pumps, the mud moving machinery, and so much more. We could never have done it alone and we are so thankful.

The other thing is that my computer and registration cards are all gone so if you have a reservation with us for now or 2010, please let me know ASAP. I have gone through the mail finding many but I know it is very possible to miss them. All our communications are back so you can call or email. With Love and Gratitude, Gary & Terry Marcer, http://www.ignaciospsrings.com - Terry Marcer, Terry [-at-] ignaciosprings.com, www.ignaciosprings.com, 615-154-0333, Baja California Sur


Pescadero Craft Show Saturday, Dec 12th - Announcing the Second annual Exhibicion de Artesanias de El Pescadero, to be held on Saturday, Dec 12, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. in El Pescadero. Local Craftspeople and Artists are invited to come and exhibit their work in this Exhibition and Sale of crafts and arts. Contact Scott at Los Bules Artenisias to register or for more information. All BCS artisans welcome. - Scott Cole, craftshow [-at-] pescadise.com, www.pescadise.com, 612-134-0684, Pescadero


Visions Gallery Announces First Half Of Winter Season - Visions, A Community Gallery at Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen, in Todos Santos, has announced their first three exhibitions for the coming season. “The gallery will be featuring several ‘Showcase Exhibitions’ this season allowing residents and visitors to experience the wide diversity of art available from our local and regional artists,” according to gallery co-directors Mike McAllister and Tori Sepulveda.

The gallery will present its First Annual Small Works Show starting November 19, 2009. This show, featuring original works of art no larger than one foot square and prices no greater than $150, is the perfect opportunity to purchase those “very special” holiday gifts for family and friends. On December 3, 2009 the gallery will host a “Meet the Artists” holiday party from 5:30 to 7:30 to which the public is cordially invited. Small Works closes on January 3, 2010.

In January the gallery will celebrate the addition of four new artists with an opening party on January 7, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30. Each artist, chosen for their diversity of style and professional quality will be featured in the main gallery and will be present at the opening party. The New Artists show will close February 1, 2010.

On February 4, 2010, the gallery will present the First Annual Todos Santos Juried Photography Show. This prestigious show will be selected by a panel of internationally known photographers from both the East Coast and West Coast of the United States. Participating photographers and the judges will be present at the opening reception on the 4th. Entry to the show will be open to all photographers who can legally sell their work in Mexico. This is an exciting opportunity for photographers to have their work acknowledged and displayed in a popular public venue. The First Annual Todos Santos Juried Photography Show will close on February 28th.

Visions Gallery is organized by the Artists of Todos Santos (A.R.T.S.) which is an informal group whose objective is to develop and support a visual arts community and inspire and grow visual arts talent in the Todos Santos community. For more information about A.R.T.S., and a complete calendar of upcoming events, please check out our website at todossantosartists.blogspot.com. - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-] earthlink.net, 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos


Spay & Neuter Clinic - Amigos de los Animales de Todos Santos announces another low-cost spay/neuter clinic for our Mexican hosts who cannot afford the costs, beginning Nov. 19th and ending Nov. 22nd. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Angelique at bajakitties [-at-] yahoo.com or 14-50250.


Palapa Society School Scholarship Fundraiser - Friday, Nov. 6, 7:00 p.m. at LaCanada del Diablo, Canandian theatre touring company, SunErgos performance of "Twinings". Proceeds benefit the Palapa Society Beca Program. - Donna Viglione, info [-at-] palapasociety.org, www.palapasociety.org, 1450-299


This Week From The Community Calendar

Saturday, October 03 (Tonight)

A Night Under The Stars - Sponsored By Cabo Kidz Museo - crystalantares [-at-] yahoo.com.mx - Luis Camerena, 624-1297957

Bohemian Night Music Performance - 8:00 PM, Casa De La Cultura, San Jose Del Cabo. Singer Magda Perez, Pianist Jonathan Orozco, Violinist Jose A Franco and Guitarist Saul Laguna - Jonathan Orozco, jonathan-n-his-band [-at-] hotmail.com, 6241425406

Don't Forget, our complete Community Calendar including Recurring Events, Meetings and Workshops is always located near the bottom of each issue of the Baja Western Onion


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Comments, Questions and Answers


Volunteer 2 Hours A Week Helping Community Kids Learn English - The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. Puente Hacia el Ingles Program (Bridge to English) seeks "language mentors" for after-school English classes Mon., Tues & Thurs, 4-6 p.m. at The Palapa Center. The fall semester begins Tues., Oct. 13, 2009. Requirements: knowledge of English, a desire to foster language learning in children, and a sense of humor with a smile. Spanish fluency is not necessary, though working with the kids is a great opportunity to practice your Spanish skills in a fun and easy environment. For more info on this and other Palapa programs, visit our website at www.palapasociety.org - Donna Viglione, todossantos3 [-at-] yahoo.com, www.palapasociety.org, 1450-299


Pesos For Dollars - Bancomer in Todos will not change U.S.$ for pesos without a bank account, but Bancomer and other banks in La Paz and Cabo will change dollars for pesos. Some banks limited our exchange to $400 U.S. When questioned about this 'policy', the answers we received from various banks did not jive with each other; so we don't know the real story. - H Garcia, Hollygarci [-at-] aol.com, Pescadero


Mango Magicos - The well known Los Angeles designer Claudia Grau has given us boxes and bags of fabulous trimmings and fabrics - imagine the beautiful things we can make. BUT we need help to bring them down, little by little is OK, so if you have any room please, please help us. All the sewing ladies will be so grateful. To make arrangements please contact Cathrine Chambaret at chambaretcat [-at-] mac.com. Thank you. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-10-05872


*** Editor's note: - If you have a helpful reply to any of the above questions that would benefit our other readers, please also send a copy of your answer to the Baja Western Onion. Submit your Comments, Questions and Answers here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp



Meetings, Classes and Workshop Announcements


Spanish Lessons - Learn Spanish 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 Oct 5 at 9 AM. Evaluation and scheduling all morning 'till 12 PM. - Guillermo Bueron, g_bueron [-at-] yahoo.com, 612 161 4165, Todos Santos


4th Annual Sacred Healers Retreat Oct 25-29, 2009 - This year's retreat "Simply, Love " will be held in Los Barriles BCS. Please contact:sacredhealersretreat [-at-] hotmail.com for more information. - Patricia Huff, sacredhealersretreat [-at-] hotmail.com, www.crystallighttherapy.com, 541-318-8405


Montessori Education In Todos Santos - Serving the Todos Santos community for seven years, Centro de Desarrollo Infantil is a multi-age Montessori based learning center. Located in the area of Las Tunas, the center provides exciting materials, inspiring instruction and academic support in math, language, science, geography, sports, and more. The educational program starts October 5 and offers the possibility to enroll throughout the year and for flexible periods of time. For more information contact esturemark [-at-] gmail.com or mdwight [-at-] kitcarson.net - Erik Castellanos, esturemark [-at-] gmail.com, 612-1270398, Todos Santos


Dharma Talks And Guided Meditation - Back from teaching retreats in Puebla, Tenancingo and San Cristobal, Robert Hall resumes Dharma Talks on Sunday, October 18th from 10-11:30 A.M. and marks the 9th year of teaching dharma in Todos Santos. The talks are preceded by a period of guided meditation with instructions in the Vipassana tradition. Select talks are available online for listening or downloading and transcribed talks are also available for reading at your leisure from his web site. Located in the heart of Todos Santos at La A.R.C.A. community center on Calle Topete and Pilar. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact - Alvaro Colindres, eldharma [-at-] prodigy.net.mx, www.robertkhall.com, 612-145-0676 , Todos Santos


Power Yoga - On Tues & Thurs at 7:30am with Elizabeth at La Arca.

Kids Yoga - Every Saturday starting next Oct 10th at LA Arca.

Reiki Initiation - Next: Oct Sat 17th, 8:00am at Pescadero Palace. Oct Sun 18th/8:00am in San José with Get-Sul-Ma Ven. Tenzin Palmo Buddhist Nun. Reiki I (beginers) & Reiki II (just with Reiki I certificate).

Please call for more information. - Elizabeth Perez, elizabeth.pescaderopalace [-at-] gmail.com, 612 13 11 669


Yoga At Hotelito - Coming to Hotelito in October--Hatha Flow yoga classes in a beautiful garden setting led by instructor Janice Kinne. Janice has been practicing yoga for over 11 years and teaching for four years. Her small classes feature personal instruction and focus on proper alignment. Yoga benefits all aspects of your life by increasing your body awareness, proper breathing, muscle tone, flexibility and balance.

Starting October 8, Intermediate yoga classes will meet Tuesday and Thursdays at 9 am. Class size is limited to 10 students, 100 pesos/class. Beginning classes will be starting soon. It's never too late to start! Email: yanibaja [-at-] yahoo.com for more information. - Janice Kinne, Baja California Sur


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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week


Ride, Item Transport Available - heading to LaPaz around second week of October. from Vegas area. Can pick up person in San Diego. Rider wanted, share gas. Have room for items in pickup truck and trailer.. experienced have been doing the drive for 10 years. - Dean, dean [-at-] keyboardorganizer.com, 612-114-0202, La Paz


Caravan/ride To Todos Santos - Caravan or ride with me in my RV to Todos Santos. I live in Santa Cruz, CA. Want to leave 2nd week of November. Some Spanish will be helpful. - Pat Raines, GypsyMama59 [-at-] gmail.com, 831-295-1647


Ride Needed Todos Santos to SJD - Looking for ride to San Jose del Cabo Airport on Monday Oct 5th. My flight is at 3:30 p.m. Will share costs - Dan Binetti, danbinetti [-at-] yahoo.com, 044-612-11-70298


Ride Available Todos Santos to California - Ride available to California, as far as Santa Barbara...leaving Todos Santos this Saturday October 10.If interested call Bill 612 1033451 - Bill, maggiewoodall [-at-] yahoo.com


Airport Ride Calendar

Ride Needed Todos Santos to SJD - Wednesday, September 30 - Nancy, nancyserfas [-at-] aol.com, 612-119-8047, Todos Santos

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

Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

Ride Available - Todos Santos to California - Saturday October 10. Bill 612 1033451 - Bill, maggiewoodall [-at-] yahoo.com

Ride, Item Transport Available - Vegas/San Diego to LaPaz - Around second week of October. - Dean, dean [-at-] keyboardorganizer.com, 612-114-0202, La Paz

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

Rider Needed - Taos, New Mexico to La Paz - Early November - Rosario Carelli, wearethedrum [-at-] yahoo.com, wearethedrum.com, 828-380-0122

Driver Available - Toronto Area to BCS - Anytime in November. E-mail mbran [-at-] rogers.com, Todos Santos

Caravan/ride Santa Cruz To Todos Santos - 2nd week of November. - Pat Raines, GypsyMama59 [-at-] gmail.com, 831-295-1647

Caravan Or Rider Oregon to San Jose del Cabo, - end of November or early Dec. -Barbara Rossi, rossib [-at-] linnbenton.edu, 5417608627, Cabo Pulmo-East Cape


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Restaurant and Food News


Annual Closure Hotel Posada La Poza - Hotel Posada La Poza and Restaurante El Gusto! shall remain closed for the period Oct. 05 - 16 for their annual closure. we shall be glad to receive and spoil guests again starting Oct. 17. Thank you for your understanding. - Jurg and Libusche Wiesendanger & Team, lapoza [-at-] prodigy.net.mx, www.lapoza.com, (612) 1450400


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Music/Entertainment News


Bohemian Night At SJD - Do not miss this Romantic Night at the Casa De La Cultura in SJD where singer Magda Perez, Pianist and Composer Jonathan Orozco, Violinist from the Youth SJD Orchestra Jose A Franco and guitarrist Saul Laguna are performing Mexican Romantic Tunes. This Saturday, October 3rd; 8:00 pm - Jonathan Orozco, jonathan-n-his-band [-at-] hotmail.com, 6241425406, San Jose Del Cabo


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


Adorable Puppy Needs Home - Frijolita, Is about 1 1/2 months old, tiny (less than 2 kilos)black and extremely cute with, I'll love you forever if you just take me home, eyes. We found her all alone near Camino Internacional. She seems to be relatively healthy just a nasty skin infection that is being treated by the vet here. email for photos. - Leslie Lambert, llambert [-at-] sonic.net, 612 135 3302 MX 707 696 9064 US, Todos Santos


Baja Dogs - Baja Dogs La Paz is a registered Mexican non-profit, and relies completely on private donations as we receive no government funding. Any donations of money, food, leashes, toys, crates and cleaning supplies are always welcome. As of Sept 30, 2009 our pledges are up to $1615 US, which will now cover the wages and all related payroll and accountant fees that we are required to pay on a monthly basis. (It is not easy running a business or charity in Mexico). While we will continue to work diligently to reduce our costs, the $3000 per month goal is still something we would like to achieve as it will give us a small financial cushion for emergencies and allow us to acquire some other much-needed equipment, personnel and services for the refuge. Thanks to ALL who are supporting us on a monthly basis and making this all possible.

Baja Dogs La Paz AC has many homes waiting in Portland, Vancouver and Calgary. The only thing standing between one of these wonderful dogs and a loving home is some kind soul that will accompany the dog north. If you are able to help please contact us. I guarantee we will make it as easy as we can for you. All the dogs are healthy and have had all their vaccines. We will pay the transport charges and have someone meet you on departure and arrival. You will have made an incredible difference in the life of one of these precious animals. Please email dhorearyon [-at-] hotmail.com

Pease visit our website at www.bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org for more information on dogs for adoption, or to make a donation via Paypal. If you require more photos of any particular dog or require additional information, please call 044 612 140 2575 (English), or 044 612 155 8948 (Spanish) between 10am and 5pm, or email us at info [-at-] bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org. We are located between Chametla and Centenario, 4 kilometers behind the Tecate Six store located on the curve. Signs reading BD will lead you to the refugio! We are open 11AM - 4PM daily.

Many thanks from the Baja Dogs and all of the Baja Dog support team! - Dhorea Ryon, dhorearyon [-at-] hotmail.com , www.bajadogshelplineoflapaz.org , 044 612 155-8948


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Misc. For Sale/Wanted


Wanted Enclosed Cargo Trailer - Looking for small cargo trailer - Adrian Gordyn, boatcharters [-at-] telus.net, 624-174-3829, Cabo San Lucas


Camper Fridge - My Dometic fridge quit on me. It's 52cm x 75cm or 20.5 inches x 29.5 inches.If you have one to sell call - Dave Williams, willid2 [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-169-4242


New Samsung 40" High Definition LCD Flat Panel TV. Still Available, Price Reduced. - 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. $1,400.00 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


1997 West Wight Potter P-19 Sailboat For Sale - 19 foot mini-cruiser...famous little unsinkable boat with trailer, great for baja because you can beach it; has cabin with 3 berths, sink, stove, porta-potti, lights, solar panel,white mainsail and genoa,depth finder, radio, removeable dagger etc. Please email me for all features and photos or go to web site below.
Boat is located at my property in Las Tunas. I will be coming down in November. If you want to see it earlier I can have my neighbor show it to you. $7,000/b.o./trade for trailer, rv. I am now in SF Bay Area. - Christine Douglas, cdoug1946 [-at-] yahoo.com, www.sailingtexas.com/swwp19119.html, 510-658-6414, Todos Santos


Subaru Legacy - 92 Legacy wagon. Good condition. Great Baja car! $1800 obo - wildponyplaying [-at-] hotmail.com


18' Fiberglass Fishing Boat For Sale - Outboard 65hp EVINRUDE, 2 live bait compartments for sardines, Inside 150 liter gas tank, Trailer, 4 seats, Controls. Brand new marine radio, New 3 meters antenna, Recently painted. $65,000.00 pesos. - Daniel Pelatos, danielpelatos [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-157-9921


Used 20 Or 40 Foot Cargo Container Want To Buy And Delivered To Los Barriles Mx. - used 20 or 40 foot cargo container want to buy and delivered to Los Barriles mx. If any one knows where i can boy one . thanks - Robert Block, woodpeckervb [-at-] gmail.com, woodpeckervb [-at-] gmail.com, 360-632-7620, Los Barriles


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Employment Wanted/Available


Excellent Housekeeper Looking For Work - Our housekeeper, Rocio Castro, is looking for additional house keeping work in Todos Santos, and asked us to help her by placing an ad on her behalf in the Baja Western Onion. She is a very honest and conscientious young Christian woman who is diligent and thorough in her cleaning abilities. We can highly recommend Rocio. She does not speak English. She can be reached at 612 137 7976. Or E mail me at alan [-at-] baja1.com for more information - Alan, 612, 145 0364. From U.S. Phones, Call 530 417 1451. Todos Santos


Worker Available in Todos Santos And Pescadero - It is a pleasure to welcome back past visitors to Todos Santos and for those visiting us for the first time I extend a friendly welcome too! I sincerely hope your stay in our small, quaint town proves to be restful as well as a relief from the stresses of the current economic crisis. Past visitors can be assured of a peaceful and relaxing stay here and for our newcomers we feel honored to have you visit and extend a friendly hug as only you deserve.

I am a hard working, honest, and responsible man from Todos Santos. I am married with 3 young daughters and am available to do work for you as needed. I speak and understand English fluently, have many American/Canadian friends and clients and can provide these services: house security and property management, general handyman, construction of wood walls, gardening jobs and facilitating various bill payments with Mexican businesses and organizations. References can be provided upon request. You can reach me by email or phone. - Victor Sossa, lacio31 [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 132-87-77 & 612 135 48 70


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Sales and Services


Ellen Siqueiros Jewelry Is Now Available Online - I am privileged to do what I love in a blessed location close to nature while living my ingeniously simple, elegant life here in Todos Santos. Creating with elements that come from our mother earth is a great pleasure for me, whether elegant and refined pieces or tribal looking rustic adornments, it all brings me joy.
I hope that what I do inspires you. You may now browse or purchase from my collections privately and at your convenience at www.ellensiqueiros.com I do not disclose any personal information about my clients and their purchases so you can shop in complete privacy. Talismans, crystals, earrings, bracelets, necklaces of all kinds and sizes. New creations are being added regularly. Take a browse...Enjoy! See me in town by chance and at the upcoming festival in El Rosario as well. - Ellen Musch Van Baren De Siqueiros, ellen [-at-] ellensiqueiros.com, www.madeintodossantos.com, 612.145.0141, Todos Santos


Acupuncture Clinic To Re-open October 1 - When life's stresses start taking a toll on your state of being (mental or physical), acupuncture can help put you back on track. This ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine is recognized all over the world for it's ability to alleviate acute or chronic pain, calm the mind, and strengthen the immune system. TCM, which includes herbal treatment and other modalities as well as acupuncture, also treats gynecological issues, constipation, diarrhea, cough, cold and flu - and much much more. Call for directions or to make an appointment. - Jane Sipe, Licensed Acupuncturist, jasi57 [-at-] juno.com, 612-145 0110, 612-151-7026 cellular


2009-2010 Todos Santos Phone Book - La Esquina Cafe has plenty of books, $40 pesos is less than $2.99 American. If you have a business in Todos Santos or El Pescadero and would like to be a distributor, please call or email me. Thanks, Jan - Jan Piere, jans [-at-] janimagine.com, 145-0685, Todos Santos


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 http://www.bajasatellite.com, or E mail us at alan [-at-] bajasatellite.com - Baja Satellite, 612, 145 0364. From U.S. Phones, Call 530 417 1451. Todos Santos


Airport Transport Cabo, La Paz, Todo Santos - Do you need airport transportation in Baja Sur? I wanted to say hello and introduce Safe Ride. We offer a private car service to people traveling in Baja Sur from both the La Paz and Los Cabos Airport. We have returned to Baja Sur for the new season and look forward to many trips through this desert oasis. Our drivers are all English speaking and very professional.

Our service area includes: Los Cabos, La Paz, Comitan, Los Barriles, La Ribera, Cabo Pulma, Todo Santos, and any place in between. Safe Ride is available if you need our services. Please contact us for a quote. Thanks so much. - Dem Med, SafeRide in Baja Sur, saferideinbajasur [-at-] yahoo.com, http:saferideinbajasur.wetpaint.com, 612-142-0000, Todos Santos


Drinking Water - Ionized/alkaline water is more cost effective then bottled water and it comes right out of the tap. It is also a powerful antioxident. Get healthy and save money at the same time. It is just the smart way to go when it comes to drinking water. - Pat Light, patluz1 [-at-] gmail.com, 760 845 1795


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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted


English Teacher Needs Room In Todos Santos - I have a certificate to teach English as a foreign language and would like to spend some time in Todos Santos. I would like to trade English lessons for a place to stay. Prefer a family with children who need practice speaking English or help with English lessons. I live on Vashon Island, near Seattle. - Mary Stork, storksmassage [-at-] hotmail.com


House Rental In Pescadero - I am looking to rent my modest little casita out in Pescadero. Two bedroom, two bathroom. Full kitchen. Outside kitchen with BBQ and large covered patio. Situated on two acres of land on the foothill side of the highway behind the Sandbar restaurant and by the soccer field. Telephone and internet. I pay for water and you pay utilities. I can have the house shown to you if you are in the area now. It will be ready for you 12/1. $450.00 usd. Long term preferably. Contact me for any questions. Cheers, Meli - Melissa Silva, silva_meli [-at-] hotamail.com, 530 265 6020, Pescadero


House Rental In La Paz - We are a reliable couple, no children or pets interested in renting a home in La Paz for 6 months beginning Dec 1,2009. We'd like the home to have a view of the ocean 2 to 3 bedrooms with A/C. We'd appreciate any leads. Please email lindahiebert2 [-at-] gmail.com. Thanks. - Linda Hiebert, lindahiebert2 [-at-] gmail.com, 7024301965


6-month Rental Wanted - 5th Year Canadian Kayak guide in La Paz. Looking for a one-bdrm suite/apt/hse to rent/caretake from Oct to May. Quiet, clean, no pets, often away for a week at a time working. Hoping to live in Todos Santos area. Please email me at lettersfromanomad [-at-] gmail.com. - Leah Blok, lettersfromanomad [-at-] gmail.com, Todos Santos


Rent Right On The Beach - 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, Pescadero


Villas De Cerritos Beach Boutique Hotel Now Booking - Our 6 spacious Villas overlooking the surfpoint of Cerritos Beach are available starting November 1st. If you, your family or friends want to stay in a nice place with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a full kitchen at Cerritos, book online at our new website www.villasdecerritosbeach.com We welcome you to come over and check out our place.

For those of you who have a home in our beautiful community, our Tortugas Bar & Grill is open to the public. Stop by for a dip in the pool and swim up to the full-bar for a cold drink and hot burger and fries. We hope to see all of you soon! - Drew Herzoff, villasdecerritosbeach [-at-] gmail.com, www.villasdecerritosbeach.com, 805 619 5490, Pescadero


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Real Estate For Sale


2.5 Acres Ocean Front - Elias Calles - 2.5 Acres with 162 feet of spectacular ocean front on beautifuf secluded beach, 360 degree view. Located in small exclusive enclave of nice vacation and year round homes in Elias Calles at kilometer 79. $1.0 mil (US). - Roger & Claudia 360-377-5806



Lot For Sale At La Paz Marina - Great investment opportunity-405 meter lot on the new La Paz marina behind the Grill Campestre restaurant. Property is at the end of a culdesac between 2 very nice homes so you already have privacy walls on each side. New, quiet neighborhood in walking distance to the Fidepaz private hospital, Walmart and Sams club. Price reduced for quick sale 75K - Wendy, tropicalcasitas [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 13 33880


Ocean View Las Tunas Home For Sale By Owner - The Chili House is situated on an elevated lot in the Los Jardines/Las Tunas area of Todos Santos with ocean and mountain views from every room. This beautiful, 2 story, 2bed/2bath, 1500sq ft home features a large kitchen with modern appliances, built in bar, dining and living rooms, a utility room, internal secure storage space, a second story master bedroom/bathroom suite with private terrace and balcony, main floor guest bed and bath with Mexican tiles and details throughout. Lots of shade covered patios and terraces provide ample space for entertaining and to enjoy the views and garden. The property is fenced and gated with underground electricity, mature landscaping-palms, cactus, bougainvillea, and giant birds of paradise on an automatic irrigation system. This is truly a gardener’s paradise with both city and agricultural water. Please visit our website for photos and information.

Located off of Calle Las Playitas (ocean side) just south of Camino Internacional. Listed at 298,000 USD ( Up to 50% owner financing available) Call for showing. Agents welcome. - Leslie Lambert, llambert [-at-] sonic.net, www.bajawildheart.com, 612 135 3302 MX 707 696 9064 US, Todos Santos


Land For Sale In Todos Santos - Land for sale, 1000 meters, on top of a small mesa, near to sol 2. It has a fantastic view of the ocean, and behind. As it sits on a small mesa, not going to be many neighbors! Street already in, but no electric or water. If interested, $35,000usd. Please, only the seriously interested reply, thanks. - Mike Hammond, zzooo9 [-at-] yahoo.com, cell 612 152 3564


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Events

Sunday
October 18th - Reiki Yoga Initiation with Get-Sul-Ma Ven, Tenzin Palmo Buddhist Nun, 8:00am, San José Del Cabo. Elizabeth Perez, elizabeth.pescaderopalace [-at-] gmail.com, 612 13 11 669
October 25-29 - 4th Annual Sacred Healers Retreat, Los Barriles - Patricia Huff, sacredhealersretreat [-at-] hotmail.com, www.crystallighttherapy.com, 541-318-8405
October 25, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Festival de las Minas, El Rosario. Artist space reservations contact: Brian, : bcummings21 [-at-] yahoo.com or Yolanda at 624-124-8078 by Friday, October 23 - Joann Hyslop, eastcapers [-at-] yahoo.com., 624-124-8078
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
November. 9, 16, 23, 30 - Actor's Workshop, 4-6 p.m. La Arca
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
November 19th - 22nd - Spay & Neuter Clinic. Volunteers needed, please contact Angelique at A href=mailto:bajakitties [-at-] yahoo.com>bajakitties [-at-] yahoo.com, 14-50250, Todos Santos.
November 19 - First Annual Small Works Show. Visions Gallery at Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen. - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-] earthlink.net, 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos
December 3 - “Meet the Artists” Holiday Party, 5:30 to 7:30. Visions Gallery at Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen. - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-] earthlink.net, 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos
January 7 - New Artists Introduction Party, 5:30 to 7:30. Visions Gallery at Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen. - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-] earthlink.net, 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos
February 4 - First Annual Todos Santos Juried Photography Show. Visions Gallery at Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen. - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-] earthlink.net, 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos
Nov.12, 19, 26, Dec, 3 -Actor's Workshop-4-6 p.m., La Arca
Friday
October 30 - 8:-00P.M. Galerias Pax Painting contest, Guillermo Prieto 1250, col. Centro, La Paz, BCS.
November 6 - Palapa Society School Scholarship Fundraiser. 7 PM. La Canada del Diablo - Donna Viglione, info [-at-] palapasociety.org, www.palapasociety.org, 1450-299

Dec.4- Comic Evening of Short Plays for info: bluemooninbaja [-at-] yahoo.com
Saturday
October 17, Reiki Initiation, 8:00am at Pescadero Palace. Elizabeth Perez, elizabeth.pescaderopalace [-at-] gmail.com, 612 13 11 669
Oct.31 - Halloween at Hotel California, Fundraiser for Safer Beaches. Costumes, prizes,raffle, live music with Curvas Peligrosas free admission 612 145-0525 -
October 31 - Halloween Party 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. 612 145 0299 palapasociety [-at-] yahoo.com - Leslie Lambert, llambert [-at-] sonic.net
December 12th - Pescadero Craft Show - Scott Cole, craftshow [-at-] pescadise.com, www.pescadise.com, 612-134-0684, 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
Dharma Talks And Guided Meditation (Resuming October 18) - 10-11:30 A.M., La Arca. Community Center, eldharma [-at-] prodigy.net.mx, www.robertkhall.com, 612-145-0676 , 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
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
Tuesdays
Yoga At Hotelito, Todos Santos - 9 am. Janice Kinne, yanibaja [-at-] yahoo.com
Power Yoga At La Arca 7:30 A.M. - Elizabeth Perez, alceo11 [-at-] hotmail.com, 6121311669, Todos Santos
Manos Magicas - 9:30 A.M.at DIF Drawing Classes - every Thursday - 9:00-10:30 - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-at-] yahoo.com
Wednesdays
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, 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
Yoga At Hotelito, Todos Santos - 9 am. Janice Kinne, yanibaja [-at-] yahoo.com
Power Yoga At La Arca 7:30 A.M. - Elizabeth Perez, alceo11 [-at-] hotmail.com, 6121311669, Todos Santos
Steak Night at La Canada Todos Santos, 6:00 P.M. Reservations Req'd 612-14-00069
Fridays
Lobster And Beer Special - Cerritos Beach, 8 am to 11pm, www.cerritosbcs.com, 624 108 8203, Pescadero
Los Cerritos Beach Club - Sunset Sessions, live music , 3 to 6 P.M.
Michael's At The Gallery - Restaurant open at 6:30 pm. Michael Cope, mplcope [-at-] yahoo.com, 145-0500, Todos Santos
Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos
Shawn and Cowboy - 8 to 11 PM Live Music, Hotel California, Todos Santos
Live Reggae Band at the Sandbar
This Weekend in Los Cabos with Jodi Asher on Cabo Mil from 6:00 PM to 6:30
Tennis - Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-] gmail.com
Saturdays
Lobster And Beer Special - Cerritos Beach, 8 am to 11pm, www.cerritosbcs.com, 624 108 8203, Pescadero
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-] yahoo.com, 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

Spanish Lessons with Guillermo Bueron, 9 AM, Cultural Center. g_bueron [-at-] yahoo.com, 612 161 4165, Todos Santos
Aerobics - 8 - 9 PM, La Arca, Todos Santos
Sundays
Mondays
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
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
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
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

Kids Yoga - Starting Oct 10th, LA Arca. Elizabeth Perez, elizabeth.pescaderopalace [-at-] gmail.com, 612 13 11 669

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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