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

News, Events and Announcements

Re-opening Of Galeria La Poza - This coming Friday, Nov 6, 5 - 7 p.m. Libusche is re-opening her gallery in town. It is located on Calle Hidalgo just around the corner from Tecolote bookshop and next to Rocco ice-cream shop. You are cordially invited to join the opening with drinks and snacks. See you on Friday! - Jurg Wiesendanger, lapoza [-at-],, (612) 145-0400

San Jose Mercado Organico - San Jose Organic Market, Starting November 7th. Huerta Maria across from the Jockey Club 9-3 every Saturday until May 29th - Jim Tolbert, info [-at-],, 624 142 5596, San Jose Del Cabo

Attention Baja Artists - Visions Gallery at Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen in Todos Santos is seeking artists to enter their work in the first annual Small Works Show, "A Holiday Gift of Art." Artworks may be no larger than 12 inches in any direction plus frame or stand and selling for no more than $150usd. Artwork will be accepted at Visions Gallery on Sunday November 15 and Monday November 16, 2009 from Noon to 4:00 PM. There is a 100p fee for entry of up to five pieces. “A Holiday Gift of Art” will open on November 19th and close Sunday, January 3, 2010. There will be a gala Holiday Party at the gallery on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 5:30 to 8:30PM, which will be open to the public.

The Artists of Todos Santos are an informal group of artists 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 Holiday Gift of Art”, A.R.T.S., and a complete calendar of upcoming events, please check out our website below. - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-],, 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos

Finally! Glam Girl Clothes In Todos Santos! - Come to drool....The smallest gem of a boutique for the splashiest style! Add some dazzle to your look... with just the right touch of sassy chic and edgy elegance. All one of a kind pieces in luxurious, sensual fabrics. Custom designs,sizes and fabrics available, too! Men's line coming soon..Next door to El Tecolate Libros..High Season Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11ish-4ish or By Appointment - Wendy Rains, 612 140 1672

This Week From The Community Calendar

Thursday, November 5

Representatives from Vista Gold will present a “workshop” on the mining project, at 6 pm in the Casa de la Cultura hosted by Proyecto Paredones Amarillos

Baja Mil Movie Screening at Buena Vida - doors open at 7:00 P.M. - movie at 8:00 P.M. sharp

Steak Night Reopens -La Cañada Del Diablo. Reservations required. barbara_perkins [-at-], 612-14-00069

Friday, November 6,

Twinings - Stories And Dances From The Third World, At 7:00, La Canada Del Diablo

Re-opening Of Galeria La Poza 5 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 7,

Opening weekend of the La Cañada del Diablo's Farmer's Market

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

Mexicana Airlines Offering $150 Round Trip Flights From Los Angeles To San Jose Del Cabo - If you're planning a trip down, this is one of the cheapest fares I've seen for round trip non-stop. Of course, don't forget the taxes and fees. For more information or to book a flight, go to:
Click on the Promotions tab. - Alan, alan [-at-], Todos Santos

Bringing Your Car To The Baja - If you drove to the Baja in 2006 and never drove out, would you need to do anything in particular before leaving again with the same car. - Mary Vineyard, m.vineyard [-at-], Pescadero

Manos Magicos - still need help in bringing gifts of beautiful trims and fabrics from LA. They will show their appreciation with a gift of local embroidery work or a jar of Mango Chutney. Contact Catherine Chamberat 612-11-17311 - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-], 612 10 05872

Road Conditions Calif to Cabo - Just arrived in Cabo and roads were great all the way. Very few potholes between Catavinia and Guerrero Negro. Very little traffic. Three gas stations in Sta. Rosalia. Going south, last one on your right cheats big time. Tried the first one on the right as you first come in to Sta. Ros. and they pulled the same scam, pump shuts down at $100 pesos and no gas has gone into your tank. They ask if you want them to proceed and then you get charged for both charges. I refused to pay, called him a ladron, and he backed off and I did not pay the fee. He knew he was caught. Don't know about the other two stations, but this scam seems to be spreading. Don't fall for it. - Ina Yank, inayank [-at-], 624 176-4249

Info. About Bringing Pets Into Mex. - Are there new requirements for bringing pets into Mexico this year? We usually get paper from our local vet, stating shots up to date, and no current illnesses. Our vet (Mo.) doesn't know of any new requirement. Please help get my dog across with us. He comes every year, and there hasn't been problem. Trish Tutko, trumta [-at-], 4177523698, United States

Need A 2 Stroke Mechanic - I have a 1998 ktm 200 2 stroke that needs some work, last season it was running but stuck in one gear. It's been sitting for 6 months and I want it fixed. I have the full motor manual and bike manual, looking for someone who is very experienced and possibly was at one time a certified mechanic. Also looking for a guy named Tom or Tommy from Pescadero who worked on my bike last year - Ernesto Guerrero, egphoto [-at-], 6121421208

2010 Registration Tags - If anyone needs 2010 registration tags for their vehicle I have a couple extra. Email or call 612.153.8124 - Rick Plaia, rickplaia [-at-], Todos Santos

Escuela Pacifica Halloween Raffle Winners - Thanks to all who made Escuela Pacifica's first fundraising event so successful. Especially Jesse Haynes, Helen Bay and her crew at the Sand Bar, Brenda and Lee from Iguana de los Mangos,Spider Man and all the folks from the communities of Todos Santos and Pescadero who attended or donated to the event. Following are the winning raffle ticket numbers for some unclaimed prizes. Please call Steve Merrill at 612 1527881 to claim your prize.
1. Hand painted gift cards by Tori Sepulveda -- #293992
2. Two Drinks at La Copa Bar -- #293930
3. One hour legal consultation with attorney Felipe Rodriguez Lara. -- #293885
4. One whole chicken dinner at La Buena Vida in Todos Santos -- #294016 Please be prepared to show your ticket in order to claim your prize. - Steve Merrill, rincondelcielo [-at-], htt://, 612 1527881

Looking For Someone - I am looking for someone with a fenced yard to take care of my 4 year old golden retriever/lab for one week at the end of November and for about three weeks in January. He is neutered, not street smart and enjoys walks on the beach. Please email your info. - Denise cmyviews [-at-]

Big Thank Yous - to all who gave of their talent and business for the USP Raffle held at Hotel California last Saturday. The Halloween party was a great success, and all who came out and dressed up and played the raffle helped make it possible. Almost 4000 pesos was raised and the money is being used to buy swim gear and help get the Lifeguard Training program rolling this month. What a great community we have! -

Passion Is Music - RN By Trade - I am a mandolin and guitar player planing to experience Todos Santos this fall-winter. I wish to seek out and find like minded musicians to pick and perform. My interest is bluegrass to show tunes with various stops in between.
"ALSO'', I am an RN with 25 years experience as an Emergency, Trauma nurse. Who or where would I contact regarding volunteering at the local health facility? Thank you, Howie Goetz, goetzhoward [-at-], Todos Santos

Foundation Undertakes Study Of U.S. Retiree Trends On Mexican Coastal Communities - Over the past decade Mexico has become the top overseas retirement destination among American retirees. In 2000, an estimated 1 million Americans were living in Mexico on either a part time or year round basis and that number has grown in recent years, particularly in Mexican coastal regions like the Baja California peninsula.

Though the economic downturn, recent news stories in the United States of narco-violence and this past Spring’s H1N1 flue scare has resulted in a decline of American tourism to Mexico as well as a bust in several speculative Mexican real estate development projects targeted at U.S. baby boomers, the fact remains that Mexico continues to be a desirable place for Americans to retire in the foreseeable future due to its affordability.

Sadly because of dwindling retirement savings and the loss of home equity due to the real estate bust in the United States, a growing number of American retirees will today be unable to comfortably retire in their own country. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, the average American retiree receives $1,150 monthly yet 20% of all Americans rely on social security for up to 90% of their income. These statistics are supported by the UCLA Center for Health Policy which has found that over 500,000 Californian retirees are unable to make ends meet as the average cost of living for a California retiree is $21,101 annually.

Because of its affordability and its close geographic proximity to the United States, Mexico will remain, for the foreseeable future, a desirable alternative retirement destination for a growing number of Americans and the peninsula of Baja California will continue to be among those destinations most preferred by U.S. retirees. Yet to what degree have recent events changed or permanently altered U.S. retiree preferences and consumer choices in deciding to retire to in Mexico? Also, what key lessons can be learned to address the American retirees growing and changing needs?

To better understand U.S. retirement trends in Mexico, the California based- International Community Foundation is undertaking a survey of the American retiree community in key Mexican coastal cities including the Baja California peninsula to better assess key consumer preferences and lifestyle choices of U.S. retirees now living in Mexico on issues related to cost of living, health care, public safety, environmental sustainability, as well as the degree of cultural integration and civic engagement in ones adopted Mexican community.

Why is the research important? In 2010 the U.S. Census will commence yet there are no plans to include U.S. expatriates in the upcoming census count. As the number of Americans in Mexico grows, so too will their healthcare needs so there is a pressing need for medical care received in Mexico to be reimbursable under Medicare. Yet this will require changes in U.S. health care policy. Similarly in Mexico there is a need for Mexican policymakers to better understand what key preferences draw Americans to Mexican coastal communities and what factors could cause them to leave?

Through the study, the International Community Foundation hopes to provide U.S. and Mexican policymakers with recommendations that will better enable Americans to comfortably retire in Mexico while at the same time assisting their adopted Mexican communities to sustainability adjust to the growing number of U.S. retirees that are likely to emigrant to Mexico in the coming years. The study is scheduled to be released in January 2010.

To assist the foundation in its efforts the International Community Foundation is in need of the participation of U.S. retirees ages 50 years or older who will participate in our study. To complete the study, interested retirees can visit the following web link: More details on the survey can be found at:

For each survey completed by a qualified survey respondent, the International Community Foundation will donate $3.00 to a Mexican charity of your choice with a friends of fund at our foundation.

About the International Community Foundation: The International Community Foundation is a public nonprofit organization that seeks to increase charitable giving and volunteerism across U.S. borders to benefit overseas communities and nonprofit charitable organizations, with an emphasis in Mexico and Central America. With assets of more than $12.8 million, ICF made more than $5.2 million in grants last year to nonprofit organization internationally with 80% of its giving benefiting nonprofit organizations based in Mexico. For more information on the foundation visit: - Richard Kiy, rkiy [-at-], 619-336-2256

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Meetings, Classes and Workshop Announcements

Conscious Living Retreats & Workshops In Todos Santos - Presence and Inspiration while on Vacation. Earth & Sky is pleased to present a series of 4 personal growth/wellness workshops and retreats in the beautiful Todos Santos area for Winter of 2010. Nourish your spirit and body in the warmth of the sun, and in a context of personal evolution.

We are a group of healing arts professionals dedicated to assisting individuals to achieve their potential for total health, through a variety of holistic approaches. Our founders-Marina Muzzell and Doug Ogilvy-are part-time winter residents in Todos Santos, with a deep appreciation for the healing energies of this area.

"Building a Supportive Internal Mother" (Jan 25-29) is a nurturing workshop for women only, led by a mother-daughter team of 2 exceptional psychotherapists.

"Body as Music" (Feb 07-13), led by a very gifted holistic chiropractor, is a workshop for anyone interested in the energetic approach to our personal experience, and maximizing their health.

"Riding the Waves, Finding Our Way" (Feb 15-19), is an experiential introductory journey through our various aspects of Being, with the goal of facilitating greater self-awareness and integration. Perfect for anyone, this workshop is particularly helpful for those in transition.

"Beyond Surviving: Thriving with Cancer" (Mar 08-13), is a powerful retreat for women who have or had cancer in the past, led by an outstanding naturopath and practitioner of Chinese Medicine. The focus of this workshop is on reclaiming one's health and vitality and preventing reoccurrence of cancer.
Please check out our website at for more information. We hope that you will join us for an experience, and look forward to seeing you in Baja this winter. - Marina Muzzell, marina [-at-], 970 259 9205, United States

Master Level Exercises Psychocalisthenics® Nov 2-6 - Psychocalisthenics combines pranayama, calisthenics and Hatha Yoga in a 15-20 minute workout which produces a flash of vital energy through all of the muscles, organs, glands and tissue resulting in complete revitalization. It is easy to learn. No prerequisites required. Exercises can be adapted to compensate for any specific body/health concerns that you may have, e.g. knees, backs, necks, etc. The series will be taught over 5 consecutive days. Once learned, you will be able to practice on your own taking 15-20 minutes to complete the series. Master Level Exercise book, videotape, DVD, and practice charts are commercially available: click on “store” at Samples available in class.

Place: La Arca
Time: 3:30-4:45 PM
Dates: Nov 2-6 or Dec 7-11
Come and try the first class of either series FREE before signing up for the week.
Tuition: $650 pesos, repeats $65 pesos/class
Certified instructor, Rhoda Jacobs
Psychocalisthenics® is a registered trademark - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-], 612 157 6088, Todos Santos

Beginning T’ai Chi Class - Instructor, Rhoda Jacobs. Yang Style Short Form T’AI CHI for health, renewed energy, rejuvenation, and relaxation. Come and give it a try. New students can try the first class before signing up for the course. Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45, at La Arca, beginning November 11th for 12 weeks. One can join this class up until December 2nd after which enrollment will be closed for this series. Students who wish to repeat can join in at any time. Tuition: $1300 pesos for the 12 week course if paid at registration; $130 pesos per class if paid in installments. - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-], 612 157 6088, Todos Santos

Dreams And Creation - Both alchemy, ancient chemistry, and modern nuclear science claim: “What is In is Out, as Above so Below - to accomplish the miracle of the Oneness”. We are the Earth and the Earth is us She speaks through us through a unique genetic code, our instinct, psyche, and personal dreams. Our dreams are the voice of the divine speaking To us and Through us. Human- Earth- Universe- Divine. This workshop will teach the discipline of Receiving and understanding the unique language of our dreams, by working creatively with its images, symbols and messages, with the Dream voice as Art, as faith and as guidance. Liliana Kleiner, ( PhD. in psychology, Jungian dream analyst, artist and lover of wild nature, will introduce the theory and practice of dream analysis, guiding us into a closer relationship with nature and instincts and facilitating the creation of ART as magic. Magic is simply a change in consciousness November 13 th - 15th. In “La Duna, Ecological Center, La Paz” Reservations: cel. 612 127 3055, $2100, Meals and accommodations included. - Gabriela Flores, gabriela [-at-],, 612-122-5381, La Paz

Remember The Open Reading - Nov. 15 3:00 P.M. Todos Santos Galleria. Original work under five minutes, please. Hats and/or sun glasses are recommended for comfort. Drinks avaiable for purchase. -

Actors Wanted - If you think you would like to try some acting, this is a great opportunity to put your foot on stage. The Actor's Workshop' with Director/ Actress Isabel Smyth will be a unique experience of learning acting skills in a comfortable setting, with a small performance at the end of the workshop. Begins Monday November 9. Contact bluemooninbaja [-at-] -

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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week

Airport Ride Calendar
Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

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

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

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

Arizona To Los Barriles Via Baja Ferries -through Nogales to Topolobampo, Baja Ferries to La Paz, early December. Sylvia,treaturfeet [-at-], or 928-2024926

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Restaurant and Food News

News From La Canada Del Diablo - Hello from La Canada, just a reminder, T-Bone Steak Night, Thursday at 6 pm. Call today for your reservation.
Opening weekend of the La Canada del Diablo's Farmer's Market - Every Saturday 9 am- 1 pm. Look forward to seeing you all there. (Anyone interested in selling, please contact us.) - Barbara Perkins, barbara_perkins [-at-], 612-14-00069

"Hands-on" Cooking Classes With Chef Dany Lamote - A Baja-Style “5 Course” Holiday Menu Focused on Seafood. November 12TH and December 10TH. Location: Hosted at Serendipity by Sharon and Harry Morris. Class 4pm, $50 usd (includes dinner). Limited to 10 students! Dinner 6pm, $35 usd. Reservations only! Bring your favorite beverage for class and for dinner.

Nov. 12th Class:

Passion fruit and chile martinis.
Ceviche of Spanish mackerel.
“Almejas chocolate” from La Paz on the half shell.
Seared Ahi tuna salad with “rajas” and star fruit vinaigrette.
Scallops and shrimp chile rellenos with creamy dill sauce.
Chicken with mole sauce.
Tequila chocolate truffles
Dec 10th Class:
Festive cranberry mojitos
Local Pacific oyster stew.
Ravioli with goat cheese and smoked marlin chipotle tequila cream sauce.
Grilled sardines on organic greens, roasted shallots and balsamic vinaigrette
Chicken with mole sauce
Jalapeño and Chihuahua cheese corn muffins.
White chocolate mousse laced with tequila.
(Some menu items might change due to availability of ingredients.)

For reservations chefdany [-at-] or serendipityventures [-at-] - Dany Lamote, 145-0792, Todos Santos

Rancho Pescadero Opens November 14th - We are pleased to announce the opening of Rancho Pescadero on November 14th. Full service restaurant and bar, open to the public from 7:30AM to 9PM every day. Please come out and say hello and enjoy a shrimp burger on our beautiful ocean view deck. Turn toward the ocean on the Pemex road in Pescadero, drive to the end of the road, through our gate and come on in! - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-at-],, 612 135 5849

Landi's Restaurant At The Todos Santos Inn - Landi's Restaurant is now open at The Todos Santos Inn, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner each day starting at 8 am. Enjoy Landi's traditional mexican food and a full wine, beer and cocktail menu from La Copa Bar. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8 am - 8 pm, and Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 am - 10 pm. Closed Sunday. Enter on Topete Street. - John Stoltzfus, todossantosinn [-at-],, 612 145-0040, Todos Santos

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Music/Entertainment News

Music At The Hotel California - This weekend on Friday night, Nov. 6th, Shawn and Cowboy will be playing at the Hotel California. Flashback will be ampin' it up a notch on Saturday night, Nov. 7th. We'll keep you posted with future dates. Hope to see you all there. - Shawn & Bonnie O'neill, sunburntgringos [-at-], 612-134-0141, Pescadero

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

Looking For Someone - I am looking for someone with a fenced yard to take care of my 4 year old golden retriever/lab for one week at the end of November and for about three weeks in January. He is neutered, not street smart and enjoys walks on the beach. Please email your info. - Denise cmyviews [-at-]

Missing Dog - Our little dog is missing since Sunday morning. He is a French Dachsund, small size, 10 years old, dark brown and gold fur color, a male with a "funny moustache". He wear an army green collar with a silver little bell. His name is Itchy and he disappeared around Las Tunas, Camino Los Caballos by the beach trail. He limps when he walk and is a very shy dog. We really appreciate any info about Itchy and will give a good tip to anybody who will bring him back home. Jocelyn & Dedee jocelyn.mathe [-at-], 612 132 95 69, Todos Santos

Spay and Neuter Clinic Nov. 19 - 22 - Thanks to those who already volunteered! But -we still have lots to do and need more volunteers. Please contact Angelique at 14-502-50 or Barb at 612-14-000-69.

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Utility Trailer - 10' x 5' utility trailer with 4' sides for sale. Great condition--perfect for cargo, landscaping, trips to the States. $600 U.S. Located in Elias calles. - Jim Smith, jim [-at-], 972-740-4776, Elias Calles

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

1999 Toyota Tacoma - For sale: 1999 Toyota Tacoma,V6 con turbo, standard, 4X4, king cab, adjustable suspension, new tires--BFGoodrich mud terrain 31X10.5, 140,000 miles, color blue. Si habla pura espanol, llama Miquel (el dueno) 612-15-50423 cell. If interested and can't speak Spanish, call 612-169-1658. - Miquel Orozco, pickleymagoo [-at-], 6121550423, Todos Santos

Grand Cherokee '96 - 4x4, White, A/C, US$ 3,500 - Elizabeth Perez, elizabeth.pescaderopalace [-at-], 612 13 11669, Pescadero

2001 Jeep Wrangler - 2001 Jeep Wrangler for sale. Has surf rack, rag top, 58,000 miles, runs great. Best huerta vehicle out there. Priced to sell at $5000 USD or $60,000 cocos call 612-142-6162. - Justin Armour, justin.armour [-at-], 612-142-6162

1997 Jeep Cherokee - This is the ultimate Baja vehicle; safe, durable and easy to handle. 4x4, V6, 4.0, 147,755 miles. CA-USA plates or easy and cheap to import with ONAPPAFA on Saturdays in the park in Todos Santos. Car comes with heavy duty Yamaha roof rack, BF Goodrich all terrain tires, upgraded speakers/stereo system with CD player that has removable face plate and is wired and works great with your satellite radio. Well maintained and recently serviced, it’s running great. $4300 usd obo

Este camioneta esta bien ‘machín’ - seguro, duro y fácil a manejar, esta perfecto por los terrenos de acá. 4x4, V6, 4.0, 147,755 miles. CA-USA placas o fácil y bien económico importar con ONAPPAFA todos los Sábados en el parke en Todos Santos. Carro viene con parrilla Yamaha bien fuerte, BF Goodrich llantas por todos terrenos, tiene sistema de música mejor con 4 bocinas nuevas y capacidades por usar CD y radio de satélite y también pueda quitar la cara esconderla de los ladrones. Ha mantenido muy bien, tuvo todos los servicios recientemente y esta manejando muy bien. ¡hablame y comprala, ya! $4300 usd o oferta mejor.
- Jennifer Rosen, jenniferleighrosen [-at-], 145-0349, Todos Santos

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Employment Wanted/Available

Need a couple without kids to live on site - salary and housing - Gilberto Garcia, gilberto [-at-],, 044 624 12 8 64 64, Baja California Sur

Baja Boys - Baja Boys are two Gringos down in the Todos Santos/Pescadero looking to help out anyone in need. We have a "HUGE" truck that can be used for moving almost anything. We can pick up and deliver from La Paz or Cabo. House maintenance and yard work, rubish removal, any dirty job you need done, we will do it, we mean anything! Priced per job. E-mail us at justin.armour [-at-] Call us at 612-142-6162 if we can help with anything. - Wade Dayley, justin.armour [-at-], 612-142-6162, Todos Santos

Baja Vehicle Delivery - Baja-U.S/U.S-Baja Experienced vehicle transporter. I drive your vehicle door to door. References available - Mark Sherman, bajavehicledelivery [-at-], 612 143 33 16, Pescadero

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Sales and Services

Learn Spanish In Cabos - Highly experienced teacher, Grace Anguiano, offers private tutoring for people interested in learning the language, culture and/or History of Mexico. Can tutor in both San José and San Lucas. Good reasonable rates. Anguiano is a qualified teacher with more than 30 years experience and a BA in Education. Call today or email for information. - Grace Anguiano, geanguianoc [-at-], 624 1689804, San Jose Del Cabo

Muse & Chef - Vegetarian raw foods chef. Massage therapist for 25 yrs. w/ orb energy healing ending. Boat, sky, land , will travel. - Leann Craggs, willid2 [-at-], 612-169-4242, Cabo San Lucas

Drinking Water - Have you ever wandered what all the hype and talk is about water? Do You want to be more informed about the water you drink? Are you ready to take responsibility for the water you drink? How about the environment? Are you ready to give up bottled water? Come and learn why. Ionized water is six times more hydrating,ionized water is a powerful antioxidant, ionized water helps detoxify and balances your body's PH. All this and it come out of the tap in your house, plus it cost much less then bottled water. No wander it is the smart choice when it comes to drinking water. All claims are scientifically documented and laboratory proven. - Pat Light, patluz1 [-at-], 760 845 1795

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. $300 setup and removal within 20 miles of Todos Santos, $300 security deposit, and $99 per month for the service. Setup and removal at more distant locations will include additional charge for travel time. Call or Email 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

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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted

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 $350 U.S. for 6 month lease and $250 for 1 year lease. Need first month, last month and damage deposit to enter. High-speed internet is available. Utilities not included. - Rick Hulett, ranchodelasolas [-at-], , 612-134-8915

Opportunity ! Rent Unique Casita With Ocean And Farmland Views - This unique casita is a 2 bedroom home with ocean and outstanding organic orchard views. The architecture shows minimalist style in an unique way providing simple but sophisticated comfort in a tasteful fashion. The house is 6 miles south of Todos Santos in between Cerritos and San Pedrito surf breaks. The house sits 1km from the beach in a peaceful and contemplative desert landscape. Visit site for pictures and rate information Rates 20% discount to first two season bookings - Rodrigo Menendez, rmenende [-at-],

Housesitter Extraordinaire - I'm back in Todos Santos for the winter and spring beginning late November and would love to take care of your home! Having spent several winters in TS housesitting, I have many good references there. A long-term situation is preferable but I'll consider shorter ones, of course. I'm great with animals and gardens and very handy with small repairs. I speak a little Spanish and will be studying more this winter. Please write for more info. - Tara Lupo, cell in US: 505-699-9127 tara [-at-]

Villas De Cerritos Beach Now Renting - Now Renting 6 luxurious, 2 bed, 2 bath full kitchen Villas. Beautifully furnished, spectacular beach views. Home of the Tortuga bar and grill and the best burger in the Baja. Enjoy a swim in our pool and take advantage of our Wi-Fi internet access and Satelite tv. Open 1-8 daily, closed Wednesday. Turn right at the Tecate sign on the main road to Cerritos Beach. - Mark Sherman, villasdecerritosbeach [-at-],, 612 143 3316, Pescadero

House-sitting Position Sought - Responsible, quiet person available to watch and maintain your home. Short or long term. References. - Ellen, n.ellen.britton [-at-], Todos Santos

Two Rooms For Rent - two rooms for rent, ocean view, las tunas, Todas Santos.
two bath shower hot water shared kitchen.
looking for two lay back roommates, very close to beach, beautiful home with beautiful view, must like animals and children! 3000 peso the month 300peso the night. - Annemarie Russo, annemarier [-at-], 6121485422, Baja California Sur

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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

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Quote of the Day: ": Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. ": Dale Carnegie

Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week


Nov. 15 - 3PM The first Open Reading of the season at The Galleria de Todos Santos
Nov. 22 - Classical Music Performance in Todos Santos - Contact Sylvia St. Clair, sasinbaja [-at-], 145-0563
Nov. 22 - Pancake Breakfast (Fund Raiser For Escuela Pacifica 9 am to Noon at La Canada del Diablo -612-167-4659
Nov. 22 - La Canada Del Diablo & Linda Hamilton Designs Annual Warehouse Sale 9 am to Noon at Canada del Diablo 612-105-2857
Nov. 22 - El Rosario Festival
February 28, 2010 - 10AM to 3PM, The Palapa Society's 16 Annual Historic House Tour
November 2 to 6 -Master Level Exercises - psychocalisthenics, La Arca, 3:30-4:45 PM - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-],, 612 157 6088
November. 9, 16, 23, 30 -- Actor's Workshop, 4-6 p.m. La Arca
November 17 - Astronomy On The Beach -Pescadero Beach, Hosted by Gypsy’s by the Sea
November 11 for 12 weeks - Beginning T’ai Chi Class at La Arca 9:30-10:45, - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-],, 612 157 6088
November 5 - Baja Mil Movie Screening at Buena Vida - doors open at 7:00 P.M. - movie at 8:00 P.M. sharp

November 12 - "Hands-on" Cooking Classes With Chef Dany Lamote. For reservations chefdany [-at-] or serendipityventures [-at-], 145-0792, Todos Santos

Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3 -Actor's Workshop-4-6 p.m., La Arca
November 19 - 22 - Spay & Neuter Clinic. Volunteers needed, please contact Angelique at bajakitties [-at-], 14-50250, Todos Santos.
November 19 - First Annual Small Works Show. Visions Gallery at Cafelix - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-], 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos
Nov 26 Thanksgiving Dinner At Buena Vida
December 3 - “Meet the Artists” Holiday Party, 5:30 to 7:30. Visions Gallery at Cafelix . - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-], 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos
December 3 - Dancing Under The Stars.- fundraiser for the Todos Santos Festival del Cine at Hotelito 8:00 p.m. till late. - Jenny Armit, elhotelito [-at-], 612 145 0099

December 10 - "Hands-on" Cooking Classes With Chef Dany Lamote. For reservations chefdany [-at-] or serendipityventures [-at-], 145-0792, Todos Santos

December 17 - - Escuela Pacifica - Holiday Open House - 4 to 7 pm at Escuela Pacifica - For more information call 612.167.4659

January 7 - New Artists Introduction Party, 5:30 to 7:30. Visions Gallery at Cafelix - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-], 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos
February 4 - First Annual Todos Santos Juried Photography Show. Visions Gallery at Cafelix - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-], 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos
November 6 - Palapa Society School Scholarship Fundraiser. 7 PM. La Canada del Diablo - Donna Viglione, info [-at-],, 1450-299
November 13 - 15 - Dreams And Creation - La Duna, Ecological Center, La Paz Reservations: cel. 612 127 3055,
Dec. 4- Comic Evening of Short Plays for info: bluemooninbaja [-at-]
November 28 - 2 to 5 pm - La Canada Del Diablo & Linda Hamilton Designs Grand Opening Reception - 612.105.2857
November 28 - 11 - 3 - The Palapa Society's 3rd Annual Tianguis (yard Sale) at The Palapa Center, Calle Obregon. 612 145 0299 palapasociety [-at-]
December 12 - Pescadero Craft Show - Scott Cole, craftshow [-at-],, 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 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 - 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
Dharma Talks And Guided Meditation - 10-11:30 A.M., La Arca. Community Center, eldharma [-at-],, 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-]
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 Hotelito, Todos Santos - 9 am. Janice Kinne, yanibaja [-at-]
Power Yoga - At La Arca 7:30 A.M. -Elizabeth Perez, alceo11 [-at-], 6121311669, Todos Santos
Manos Magicas - 9:30 DIF
Afternoon Yoga - 3 P.M. 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-]

Mario's Bar At Hotelito - 5pm until 10pm wines, cocktails and complimentary tapas
Drawing / Art Classes 9:00 - 10:30 - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-at-], 612-136-6738
Yoga At Hotelito, Todos Santos - 9 am. Janice Kinne, yanibaja [-at-]
Power Yoga - At La Arca 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
Mario's Bar At Hotelito - 5 pm until 10 pm wines, cocktails and complimentary tapas
Lobster And Beer Special - Cerritos Beach, 8 am to 11pm,, 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-], 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-]
La Canada del Diablo's Farmers' Market 9 am- 1 pm. Mario's Bar At Hotelito - 5pm until 10pm wines, cocktails and complimentary tapas
Lobster And Beer Special - Cerritos Beach, 8 am to 11pm,, 624 108 8203, Pescadero
Karla y Mateo baking bread- 9:00 A.M. - across the street from El Sol II -
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 9-3 every Saturday until May 29th

Workshops and Meetings

Monday Through Friday

Spanish Lessons with Guillermo Bueron, 9 AM, Cultural Center. g_bueron [-at-], 612 161 4165, 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

Kids Yoga - Starting Oct 10th, LA Arca. Elizabeth Perez, elizabeth.pescaderopalace [-at-], 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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