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

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News, Events and Announcements


Attention All Dogs! - Attention All Dogs. . . and whomever it is that feeds you! It’s the First Ever Cerritos Beach Dog Walk and Best of Show! Sunday, Jan 10 at noon! Look for the sign at the entrance road just south of the “main” entrance to Cerritos (marked so you can’t miss it). Then drive down for parking behind the playa, and walk straight over to our picnic area marked with colorful poles. Our spot is south of the Beach Club. We only have 3 requests: one person for each dog; leashes for the dog walk; and, please supply your own plastic scoop bags. And, of course, bring a picnic, umbrella and beach chair to really enjoy the afternoon! Judges will be awarding prizes, no entry fees, just lots of fun and lots of dogs! - Zandra


A Gift And A Surprise - of "A Cocoon" presented by Museo de Barrio de Todos Santos, Koncepto Kapricho Producciones and Palacio de Bellas de Mexico City for the people of Todos Santos in the Plaza New Years Eve at 5:30. "A Cocoon" is an interactive work by Lidya Romero, student of Merce Cunningham, Ballet Dancer, Choreographer and Directora de la Academia de la Danze in Mexico City. This season Lidya produced two versions of "The Nutcracker", one traditional, one set in modern suburbia that sold out twenty shows in the most important theater in Mexico City City. Come join Lidya for some fun! - Claudia Hatler, tswomen1 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612 10 85072


Todos Santos 5K Run - Final call for the Romex 5K walk - run - starting gun at 9:00AM on Saturday, January 2nd at Plaza Marquez de Leon. Serious runners and family walkers will all enjoy this 5 kilometer course through our beautiful pueblo, and for the younger bunch there is a 1 K walk/run. Pre register for 50 pesos at Tecolote Bookstore, or 100 pesos the day of the race at the plaza. All proceeds go to the Palapa Society's Chino project to help children with major medical needs. - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-136-6738, Todos Santos


El Dharma Book Signing - El Dharma and Michael's Restaurant announce a book-signing party to celebrate the publication of Robert Hall's new book, "Buddha Now, Buda Ya" (featuring photographs by Alvaro Colindres). The book signing will take place on Sunday, January 10th at 3:00pm at the Galleria de Todos Santos. All are invited. Wine, snacks, and no-host bar will be served, and Robert will give a short reading from the English version of the book. - Alvaro Colindres, eldharma [-at-] prodigy.net.mx, www.robertkhall.com, 612-145-0676, Baja California Sur



New Year's Eve Guide

A Cocoon" presented by Museo de Barrio de Todos Santos - Koncepto Kapricho Producciones and Palacio de Bellas de Mexico City in the Plaza New Years Eve at 5:30.

Hotel California 8th Annual New Year´s Eve Bash - 7 pm. $700 pesos per person. Debbie Stewart, debbie [-at-] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 145.0525

Rancho Pescadero New Years Eve Beach Party - 9 PM. $200 pesos. Reservations Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero.com, 612 135 5849

Happy Hour Blues La Esquina New Year's Eve - Alaskan blues duo, Michael Walsh and Asia Freeman will play at La Esquina for a Blues Happy Hour from 5 to 6:30 PM on New Year's Eve.

Restaurant El Gusto! at Posada La Poza - Dinner on New Years Eve - For reservation please call Juerg at Posada La Poza (612)1450400

4th Annual New Years Eve Party At Buena Vida open at 9:00 for drinks and start the music around 10:00PM and it will go on till 3:00AM.

Mario's Bar At Hotelito New Years Eve 5PM 'till late. Closed New Years Day.

The Sandbar-- New Years Eve closed -- New Years Day open (for games and food/drinks)

New Year's Day At La Copa And Landi's - Bowl Games on TV and food served. Todd Schaefer, todossantosinn [-at-] gmail.com, www.todossantosinn.com/, 612 145 0040


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Comments, Questions and Answers


Looking For A Dr. in La Paz - We are looking for a cardiologist in La Paz. Anyone that has had a good personal experience with a cardiologist, please advise. I understand it would not be an endorsment. Thanks - Steven grasslandcattleco [-at-] gmail.com, Todos Santos


RE: Registering Your Telcel Phone Number - Having heard conflicting information about having to register my telcel number, which I have had for 5 years, I did a little research. I could not find anything on their web site, so I called *264 and spoke to an english support agent, who confirmed that we extranjeros must register our phone number with our passport number. He told me that I could do it at any main Telcel office, or by phone with him, which is what I did, it took about 30 seconds, and I immediately received a text message from telcel confirming the registration. I hope this helps. - Peter Lepine, plepabos [-at-] sympatico.ca, Todos Santos


Car Electronics - anyone know a good place to get a car alarm installed in the todos/pescadero area? - Carmen Addario, carmenaddario [-at-] hotmail.com, 624 1353078


Great Christmas Party At Instituto De Inglés Y Español America - Thanks to all the people who came to our Christmas party (posada)last Monday 21st. It was a great reunion. We are having a two-week vacation now and we´ll be back to class on January 5th. We also invite you to learn and practice your spanish at our school. Have a happy new year! - Joel Antonio Estamates, caballito_b [-at-] hotmail.com, www.inglesamericablogspot.com, 6121303270, Pescadero


Loreto Migracion Office Under Investigation (courtesy, La Paz Gringos) - I am always hesitant to distribute information such as this which can obviously be inflammatory but I found this article www.oem.com.mx/elsudcaliforniano/notas/n1441102.htm in El Sudcaliforniano which confirms it. - Al Marchand

The Loreto Migracion office is under a Mx. Federal investigation, and they are serious. Both the US and the Canadian embassies are watching this develop, as well. There have been arrests and those people have been jailed, at least one is out on a very substantial bail. The staff at the Loreto Migracion office has been reported to use illegal and inappropriate practices during (but not limited to) completing paperwork for visitor's FM3s, Visas, change of address, etc. Some of your friends have been involved directly in the uncovering of this (alleged) problem. Some of them have truly put their lives on the line, here. The investigation is very important, and is going forward. The Big Boys in Mexico City are involved. They are actually trying to find and correct instances of corruption, and this is our chance to help.

Now - the new news is that a delegation of investigators is willing to come to both Loreto and to La Paz in order to take statements, called "denuncias", about the alleged problems with Migracion. They plan to fly to the Baja this coming week. However, the person in charge and the one who is most intent on really doing something about this corruption needs to prove to her boss that there are enough people who have been effected by these practices in Loreto.

This is where I am asking for your help: we need names of people who would be willing to make a statement, either in person OR online, regarding any possible questionable problems you may have had at the Loreto Migracion office. This would include paying money directly to the person in the office/not being told to pay at the bank, not receiving a receipt or receiving an erroneous one, being charged any fines or extra monies of any kind, any inappropriate behavior on the part of the staff, etc. Numbers of people is what is important here. We need to let the Mexican officials know that we do not want to condone corruption in their offices (Hey, it IS a start), and that we will take action when offered the chance to help them help us.

Please, send me your names - first and last names - which can be put on a list. If you choose later not to participate either in person or online, that is your choice. What we need now are names to show the authorities that there are many many people who have been recipients of questionable practices here. I do believe that it is safe to participate, that there will be NO repercussions against any of us for doing so. I ask that you send me your names so I may get them to the proper persons who will get a list to Mexico City immediately. This needs to be done now, today, so the plans to come to the Baja next week can be made. I am sorry about the lack of notice, but here it is. Please send your names to sunloverConnie [-at-] hotmail.com. Thank you to any of you who are willing to be included - Robin and Martin Hardy, The Cat's Meow


Internet: Telcel Or Movistar - Would like to know anyone's experience with the difference between Telcel or Movistar's internet service. Likes and dislikes, etc. - Christina Douglas, cdoug1946 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-134-1055, Todos Santos


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Meetings, Classes and Workshop Announcements


Master Level Exercises Psychocalisthenics®, January 11-15 - Simple exercises/Master benefits. No prerequisites required. 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. 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 www.arica.org Samples available in class.

Place: La Arca
Time: 3:30-4:45 PM
Date: Jan 11-15
Come and try the first class FREE before signing up for the week.
Tuition: $650 pesos, repeats $65 pesos/class
Arica® and Psychocalisthenics® are registered trademarks, Certified instructor - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-] gmail.com, arica.org, 044-612-157-6088


Seminar On Custom Remodeling - There will be a Seminar on Custom Remodeling of homes, kitchens, baths and exterior hard scape. This seminar is free but you will need to make a reservation because space is limited. Please RSVP to my email. If you have a specific area of interest please mention it in you RSVP email. The Seminar will occur on Sat., Jan. 23 at 10 AM for approximately 1 hour at the home of Architect Sylvia St.Clair. To see examples of a few of our projects, please go to our web site.- Sylvia St.clair, sasinbaja [-at-] yahoo.com, www.bajaarchitect.com, 612-145-0563, Todos Santos


International Dzogchen Community - Tsegyalgar West in the Jardin de los Naranjos is a gorgeous 3,000 acre eco-preserve for deep retreat and practice in the mountains. Our current 2010 Schedule:

January: 15th Yantra Yoga practice 9am. Practice/Ganapuja on the New Moon 12.30 with Vajra Dance.
January 30th: Yantra Yoga practice 9am. Ganapuja on the Full Moon at 12.30 with Vajra Dance.
February 8th to 14th Nina Robinson will teach "Purification of the Six Lokas" Bodhi Krauser will teach "The Vajra Dance of the Six Spaces of Samantabhadra". This is a very special opportunity so don't miss out!
Feb. 14th Sunday is Losar - Tibetan New Year Celebration all day; Yantra Yoga, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yantra_Yoga ) Vajra Dance, teaching, campfire. Tibetan Products on sale with big discounts!
February 15th to 21st Lynn Sutherland will lead a unique retreat to develop Yantra Yoga Teachings. Videos and Books will be available. Additional focus will be on healthy food and a relaxed, rejuvenating atmosphere with Miles Thomas, a licensed acupuncturist and Asian massage instructor.
February 27th, Saturday 6pm Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Explanation and World Wide Video Transmission of Guru Yoga .
March /April Michael Katz teaches a Dream Yoga Retreat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Katz Dream Yoga And outer Rushe Teachings. Further Activities will be announced soon.
October 2010 Don´t miss: Yeshi Namkhai is returning to Tsegyalgar West around October 16th for a two weeks intensive Retreat. Reserve your casita early!

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, founder of Tsegyalgar West was born in Eastern Tibet in 1938. In 1976 Chögyal Namkhai Norbu began to give Dzogchen instruction in the West, first in Italy, then in numerous other countries. He quickly became a respected spiritual authority among many practitioners, and has created centers for the study of Dzogchen around the world; www.dzogchen.it ,www.tsegyalgarwest.org , (://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chogyal_Namkhai_Norbu

www.tsegyalgarwest.org, tsegyalgarwestsecretary [-at-] gmail.com maricelha [-at-] yahoo.com, karskaya [-at-] gmail.com, baja.sur [-at-] mac.com. Weekly practices, casita rentals Tsegyalgar West Jardin de los Naranjos is located close to the San Lazaro Picacho Mt. On the Transpeninsular Highway (Route 1) at the 54.3Km mark there is a dirt road. Continue for 15 km and you will get to us. Call our Cell: 6241821284 (Maricela). Se habla español and English. - Maricela, maricelha [-at-] yahoo.com, Baja California Sur


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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week


Ride Needed - Looking for a ride from Pescadero to SJD on Jan 1/10. Willing to share costs, must be at the airport by noon. - Wade Dayley, info [-at-] bearcovecottages.ca, 612 132 8005, Pescadero


Transport A Mandolin Amp - Anyone traveling to Todos Santos within the next 4-6 weeks. I would order the amp online n have it sent to your address and you could drop it off to me in Todos Santos. I would pay any charges incurred, and a traveling fee. Its called a ''microcube portable instrument amp''. the dimensions are:16''x16''x8''width, wieghing 7 ibs. Thank you, H - Howie Goetz, goetzhoward [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-171-4216


Package Delivery - I need a package delivered asap. Anyone coming down from the States? If you´re flying in, I can pick you up from the airport if you´d like. - Caroline Benzel, caroline.benzel [-at-] gmail.com, 612 139 4017


Airport Ride Calendar

January 5 - from Todos Santos to SJD for 2 people with luggage - Eli Fleischer, fleischer (at) alaska.com, 1450870,

January 10 - ride needed from Pescadero to SJD.Willing to share costs, must be at the airport by noon. - Wade Dayley, info [-at-] bearcovecottages.ca, 612 132 8005, Pescadero

Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

Trailer Going North - first week of January! Can deliver in SoCA or along 5 on the way to the Bay Area and Sonoma County. - Zandra, zandraframe [-at-] yahoo.com

Caravan to Todos Santos from U.S. -January 10-16 - Brad Kahland, bmkahland [-at-] gmail.com, Todos Santos

Todos Santos To Canada March 2010 - Final destination Alberta Canada, - Iain, whereisiain [-at-] yahoo.com, Todos Santos


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Restaurant and Food News


Happy Hour Blues La Esquina New Year's Eve - Alaskan blues duo, Michael Walsh and Asia Freeman will play at La Esquina for a Blues Happy Hour from 5 to 6:30 PM on New Year's Eve. The duo plays original old-time, delta-style old blues on resonator and washboard. - Michael Walsh, slideruleblues [-at-] gmail.com


New Year's Day At La Copa And Landi's - La Copa bar at The Todos Santos Inn will be open and showing all of the bowl games on New Year's Day - Outback to Sugar. Enjoy Landi's delicious moist homemade tamales, pozole, and menudo (for your crudo) while cheering on your team. - Todd Schaefer, todossantosinn [-at-] gmail.com, www.todossantosinn.com/, 612 145 0040


New Years Eve Dinner - Are you looking for a more quiet, but delicious Dinner on New Years Eve? Restaurant El Gusto! at Posada La Poza invites you to join the friends of a quiet and friendly atmosphere. Special menu shown on the website www.lapoza.com - fine dining. For reservation please call Juerg at Posada La Poza (612)1450400 - Juerg Wiesendanger, reservations [-at-] lapoza.com, www.lapoza.com, 6121450400


New Year´s Eve Menu At Felipe´s Restaurant - 1. Mixed salad with a house dressing $40.00
2. Tortilla soup $40.00
3. Fish in “veracruzana” sauce. $100.00
4. Imperial shrimp special. $125.00
5. Arrachera (beef from sonora) $105.00
6. Ham in pineapple sauce $85.00
7. Porkchop in bbq sauce $90.00
8. Chiken breast “cordon blue” in “glasse” sauce $85.00 Desserts Vanilla caramel custard or Cheese cake - $35.00 - Felipe, 6121303127, Pescadero


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Music/Entertainment News


2010 International Blues And Arts Fiesta - 2010 International Blues and Arts Fiesta is an adventure not to miss in Mexico.On Saturday March 27th, in San Felipe, Baja California, the Lions Club will again host a rip roarin' day of blues and arts! Mark it on your calendar. More info contact robinkissee [-at-] hotmail.com. http://mexicolivingguide.com/blues/tickets.htm - Rachel Pack, sanfelipebaja [-at-] gmail.com, www.bluesandarts.com, 619-230-9933, Baja California Norte


4th Annual New Years Eve Party At Buena Vida - Come one come all to Buena Vida this NEW YEARS to celebrate with all your friends. We will be having a young hip band from La Paz that will be playing Cumbia, Reggae, Ska and much more. We will open at 9:00 for drinks and start the music around 10:00PM and it will go on till 3:00AM. I will have the wonderful Tina serving hot dogs and hamburgers out front. It will only cost you a $150 to get in and will be well worth it. We also thought it would be fun if everyone dressed up a bit and bring your dancing shoes! After all it is New Years Eve! I know I will see you there! Call my cell phone with any questions! 612-348-8178 - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-] gmail.com, 6121450215


New Years At Rancho Pescadero - Beach Blanket Baja - join Gidget and her friends on the beach at Rancho Pescadero on New Years Eve. The party starts at 9:00pm and for $200 pesos, you get two drinks, entry and a great DJ dance party. Bonfire and Fireworks too. We'll have Ana Maria's fish tacos and plenty of room to boogie. See ya there. 612-135 5849 - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero, www.ranchopescadero.com, 612-13-5-5849, Pescadero


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Pet Corner (Lost and Found pet articles will run for two weeks)


Local Veterinarian's Dog Has Gone Missing - Many of you have met Panza, the honey-colored pup who belongs to Dr. David Martinez, the veterinarian who staffs Dr. Franzoni's clinic Wednesday through Saturday. Her picture is posted here. She is a perfect dog for the clinic. She manages to greet each new patient with affection and curiosity without setting off a dog fight. Once the patient enters the examining room, Panza walks in, sits at attention, and observes the exam. About ten days ago, when I walked out with my two dogs, she escorted us to the car and might have hopped in if I'd encouraged her, but I didn't. An hour later Dr. David called to tell me he was getting ready to leave and couldn't find her anywhere. After five hours of searching he gave up and returned to LaPaz, but he has posted signs throughout town.

Panza is eleven months old and has been living four days a week at the clinic for most of her life. The most likely explanation is that someone invited her into a car and she accepted. She had a wonderful life and Dr. David misses her terribly. The clinic where she was last seen is one block west of Barajas taco stand. If you see her, please contact him on his cell phone at 612-152-3851. If you do not speak Spanish, please call me. Or if you see her and have already deleted all this information, please stop by the bookstore and report where and when. Thanks so much for your help. - Janet Howey, janethowey [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-169-4252


Home For The Holidays - I have still not found my way home and it is almost New Year's. I have been trying to find my way home for many weeks and I am getting awfully tired. I have heard that home is where the heart is and I have a big heart, I just need someone to give it to. I wandered into the spay and neuter clinic looking for a home - didn't find a home but it seems I won't be having any babies. My foster family thinks I am about six months old and will some day be a medium size dog. They have given me all my shots - I didn't like it but it's done. I have lived with other dogs and cats and I get along with them all - but I like humans best. Please come and take me home soon. - Angelique, 14-50-250 bajakitties [-at-] yahoo.com


Dogsitter Available - Do you need a dogsitter and walker for a couple of weeks? Responsible, caring, kind dog lover will care for your dog/s including daily long beach walks while you're away. I'm a Canadian semi-retired newspaper person, and a former Todos Santos resident. References happily given. Please contact mela [-at-] netidea.com,


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Misc. For Sale/Wanted


2010 Baja Calendars - Better Late Than Never - The Mar Adentro 2010 Calendars arrived December 28th. Beautiful nature shots of Baja. Come Look. El Tecolote Bookstore, Juarez esq Hidalgo, Todos Santos. - Janet Howey


Generator/ Water Pump For Sale - - Craftsman Generator 7.0 HP Gentek, OHV Engine, 3600 Watt, 5300 Surge Watts (US$ 380) - Simer Waterpump 1/2 HP, 115 Volt, 60Hz, 7.3 AMP (US$ 50) - , bajalife [-at-] yahoo.com, Todos Santos


Sea Kayak Wanted - double sea kayak wanted must be in good condition ,life jackets, paddles ect will pay cash - Iain Longmuir, whereisiain [-at-] yahoo.com


Energy Efficient Water Heater - Newer Water Heater, Pressure Pump And Tank For Sale - Energery Efficient Kalotron Water Heater, 58 Litres (15 gal) Excellent condition. $125.00 US Rotoboma 1 HP, 115V, 60 Hz, $50 US These would be excellent for a camper or small casita. I live a few doors down from Rancho Pescadero. Call or email for directions. - Sandy Telgren, stelgren [-at-] rap.midco.net, 612-147-0434


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Vehicles/Boats for Sale


Jeep Cherokee 1997 - This is the perfect Baja vehicle - safe, durable and easy to handle. Automatic, 4x4, V6, 4.0, 147,755 miles. CA -USA plates. Heavy duty Yamaha roof rack, BF Goodrich all terrain tires, CD stereo with satellite radio hook-up and removable face plate. Well maintained and recently serviced. $3750 usd obo.
Esta camioneta es esta perfecto por los terrenos de acá; seguro, duro y fácil a manejar. Automático, 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. Viene con parrilla Yamaha bien fuerte, BF Goodrich llantas por todos terrenos, música con CD y con cables listo por radio. Ha mantenido muy bien con todos servicios reciente $3750 usd o la oferta mejor. - Jennifer Rosen, jenniferleighrosen [-at-] yahoo.com, 145-0349


Coleman Pop Up Camper - Pop Up Camper with brand new canvas housing (cost $1000 for canvas)Two Queen sleeping area Table, Stove, Sink and Heater Good Shape Have title here $975 (I paid 1200 plus the 1000 for the cover) Its in Pescadero - Jay Hegwer, jhegwer [-at-] ymail.com, Todos Santos


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Employment Wanted/Available


House Cleaning Or Painting - Do you want all the cracks and corners of your house cleaned, from bottom to top? Or have some painting you need help with to be done neatly? Me and my friend are hard-working and energetic, and we do our work thorough and carefully, and we would like to help you out. We charge a reasonable price. Please let me know. - Cassie Sparck, frothyturtle [-at-] hotmail.com, 612.148.3081, Todos Santos


Employment Wanted - Female 22, responsible, honest, good working, Bilingual, good with children, good with computers, have car, Need a good job with reasonable pay. - Nelson, yogini.azalia [-at-] gmail.com, Todos Santos


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Sales and Services


Introducing Alsus Spa - Christmas and New Year Promotions:

Two Deep- or Relaxing 60-Minute Massages, for US$75.00
Four Deep- or Relaxing 60-Minute Massages for US$135.00
or
Two Deep- or Relaxing 90-Minute Massages, for US$100.00
Four Deep- or Relaxing 90-Minute Massages for US$150.00
For Appointments, Contact Elizabeth Perez, todossantosspa [-at-] gmail.com, 612 131 1669, Todos Santos/Pescadero


Confianza-providing Confidence - Property management,property taxes, trust payments and official translations - Nina Sundqvist, nina_sundqvist [-at-] yahoo.com, 6121437585



Baja Foot Reflexology Holiday Special! - Baja Foot Reflexology Wishes Everyone A Happy Yule And Tide, Good Cheer & Very Merry Baja Holiday!!! One Merry Baja Foot Reflexology Special at $35,00, plus one Warm healing Complementary Hand Reflexology ~ and an easy lesson how to use your hands for better health and wellness. Rejuvenate, heal and enjoy your Reflexology Treatments in peace and quiet ~ snooze, relax and rejuvenate at my place by the soothing and mystical Sea of Cortez. About an hour, mas o menos. The whole body is represented in the feet. Your feet represent the water energy, which goes deep and seeks out the foundation of things. The feet are the most negative pole of the entire body and because of this fact many negative energy blocks are found in the feet. The pain and discomfort in these areas could be manifesting or warnings of chronic health conditions. By stimulating and reflexing certain points on your feet and hands the body can be restored to its natural healthy state. Sylvia L Ossa, Certified Master Reflexologist, Reiki Master and Medical Intuitive Practioner Location: Los Barriles, BCS Call Sylvia, 624- 14-10332 ~ treaturfeet [-at-] yahoo.com - Sylvia L Ossa, Los Barriles


Time To Think About Cleaning Out! - Todos Santos Trading Company will have free pick up and delivery on the Monday after New Years for any one that has home furnishings they are wanting to get rid of, so clean out those old appliances that just take up room or furniture that was great in the states, but you would really like to replace it. A great way to do that is to put the old stuff on consignment, and start making room for the new! - Catherine Lemmons, bajacatherine [-at-] gmail.com, www.todossantostrading.com, 612-136-4006, Todos Santos


New Propane Refrigerators For Sale - Up to 21 cu ft. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [-at-] yahoo.com, ccmbaja.com, 624 1656804, Pescadero


Skymed Representative For Todos And Pescadero - Medivac Protection - The best gift you can give your loved ones who visit you in Mexico for the holidays is the gift of Peace of Mind! Theirs as well as yours! Imagine having to come up with the cash - $20K, $30K, or $40K, if one of your guests or family members needed an emergency air evacuation! SkyMed has short-term memberships from 4 days to 3 weeks, only $9 per day for an individual and $18 per day for a family, which includes 2 adults, and all minor children. You never know when you may suffer a serious accident or illness while traveling! SkyMed pays 100% of your air evacuation; no deductibles, no copays - you pay Nothing! SkyMed takes you all the way home, and it's affordable, too! Email Roxanne Rosenblatt caboroxy [-at-] yahoo.com or phone one of the following numbers:

In Mexico 612 130-3162 In Mexico cell: 624 122-0724 or US # 415 350-8222
for information on our various medical emergency air evacuation membership programs; one will suit your needs. Short trips, annual, & multi-annual memberships available. One thing will happen if you suffer a medical emergency while traveling; you will either be glad you have SkyMed or wish you did! www.skymed.com/RoxanneRosenblatt/, Pescadero


New Lower Prices For Solar Electrical Systems - The cost of solar electrical equipment has never been lower. If you've been waiting to buy a system, now is the time. Here are some of examples of low-cost solar electrical systems we now offer:

480 Watt System - 4 - 120 watt Solar Panels, 1,500 Watt AC Power Inverter, 4 - 225 Amp Hour Deep-Cycle Solar Batteries - Supports basic electrical needs - $5,995 installed*

720 Watt System - 4 - 180 watt Solar Panels, 1,500 Watt AC Power Inverter, 4 - 225 Amp Hour Deep-Cycle Solar Batteries - Supports basic electrical needs plus standard refrigerator - $6,495 installed*

1,080 Watt System - 6 - 180 watt Solar Panels, 2,400 Watt AC Power Inverter, 4 - 415 Amp Hour Deep-Cycle Solar Batteries - Supports moderate electrical needs - $9,495 installed*

Larger systems available with similar price reductions
* Standard installation on flat roof, some restrictions apply. Prices do not include IVA.

We can also help upgrade your current solar electrical system with additional panels, or the latest in charge controller and inverter technology. We also offer monthly maintenance services. For more information, and a free estimate for your particular power needs, please contact us today. - Todos Santos Technologies, alan [-at-] TodosSantosTechnologies.com, www.todossantostechnologies.com/solar-electricity-systems.asp, 530 903 4257 / 612 145 0364, Baja California Sur


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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted


Experienced Caretakers - We’ve done this before! We are a retired, American couple, seeking a position as permanent caretakers. We will maintain your house and grounds, affect minor plumbing and electrical repairs, clean the pool, provide full-time security, and track monthly expenses for utilities, supplies and maintenance. We also offer our help with private parties. We bake and cater: Traditional American, Tex-Mex, German, Italian, Seafood, Fish and Chips, East Indian, and some Asian cuisines. We require air conditioning, and access to telephone and Internet services. We are permanent Baja residents, with excellent references. ljoew [-at-] hotmail.com - , Cabo San Lucas


Casita For Rent - in heart of Todos Santos.Sleeps two comfortably,Fully equiped kitchen.Private patio. 125usd per week. tel 612 145 0501 - Maggie Woodall, maggiewoodall [-at-] yahoo.com, 612 145 0501, Todos Santos


2 Month House Rental In Area - Solo female with one mellow dog looking for reasonable house rental for Jan & Feb in area. pls contact - Marilu Whitaker, cosmic.cougar [-at-] gmail.com,


Housesitter Available - Looking to caretake a house January-June, or any period within that time frame. A housesitter is the best way to prevent break-ins, keep the garden alive, and the house in good shape! No charge! - Caroline Benzel, caroline.benzel [-at-] gmail.com, 612 139 4017


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Real Estate For Sale


The Chili House - Located in the Las Tunas/ Los Jardines area of Todos Santos with ocean and mountain views from every room, on an elevated ½ acre lot with patios, terraces, mature landscaping-palms, cactus, bougainvillea, giant birds of paradise and both city and agricultural water. Truly a gardener’s paradise. 2bed/2bath 1500sq ft $298,000 USD-Owner financing available. For more photos and information please visit www.bajawildheart.com Leslie Lambert 707 696 9064 US Cell or 612 135 3302 MX, llambert [-at-] sonic.net


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Quote of the Day: ": Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity. ": Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)


Community Calendar

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Events

Sunday

Jan. 10 - El Dharma and Michael's Restaurant announce a book-signing party to celebrate the publication of Robert Hall's new book, "Buddha Now, Buda Ya" at 3:00pm at the Galleria de Todos Santos.

Jan 10 - First Ever Cerritos Beach Dog Walk and Best of Show. 12:00 PM, Los Cerritos, south of the Beach Club. - Zandra

Feb. 28, 2010 - 10AM to 3PM, The Palapa Society's 16 Annual Historic House Tour

Mar. 14, 2010 - Artist's Studio And Gallery Tour - Diane Knight, dianekknight [-at-] hotmail.com, artistsoftodossantos.com, 145 05 86, Todos Santos

Monday

Jan. 11 - 15 - Master Level Exercises Psychocalisthenics®, La Arca, 3:30-4:45 PM, Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-] gmail.com, www.arica.org, 044-612-157-6088, Todos Santos

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

Jan. 7 - New Artists Introduction Party, 5:30 to 7:30. Visions Gallery at Cafelix - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-] earthlink.net, 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos

Feb. 4 - First Annual Todos Santos Juried Photography Show. Visions Gallery at Cafelix - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-] earthlink.net, 215-736-0836 USA, Todos Santos

Friday

Jan. 8 - Agua Vale Mas Que Oro Dinner And Dance Party - 6:00 to 8:30. elhotelito [-at-] mac.com, 612 145 0099

Saturday

Jan. 2 - Todos Santos 5K Walk/Run, 9:00 AM, Plaza Marquez de Leon. Tickets available at Tecolote Book Store, Todos Santos

Jan 9 - Todos Tango Coming to Tods Santos. Contact Marilyn Martin, redcliffproperties [-at-] gmail.com, 612-153-5354, Todos Santos

Jan. 16 - 7th Annual World's Largest Garage Sale at Canada del Diablo's 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jan. 16 - The Fashion Show (local designers) at 6:00 p.m. at La Esquina

Jan 23 - Seminar On Custom Remodeling, 10 AM, at the home of Architect Sylvia St.Clair. - Sylvia St.clair, sasinbaja [-at-] yahoo.com, www.bajaarchitect.com, 612-145-0563, Todos Santos

March 27th - 2010 International Blues and Arts Fiesta, San Felipe. Contact robinkissee [-at-] hotmail.com. http://mexicolivingguide.com/blues/tickets.htm - Rachel Pack, sanfelipebaja [-at-] gmail.com, www.bluesandarts.com, 619-230-9933, Baja California Norte


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
Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand 10:00 to 1:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos 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
Sundays
Dharma Talks And Guided Meditation - 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
Tuesdays
Yoga At Hotelito, Todos Santos - 9 am. Janice Kinne, yanibaja [-at-] yahoo.com
Manos Magicas Meetings - 10:00 A.M. at DIF on Topete across from La Copa, - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-10-05872, Todos Santos

Wednesdays
Karla y Mateo baking bread- 9:00 A.M. - across the street from El Sol II -
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, www.cabomil.com.mx
Recycling Center Open - 1-2 pm, Pescadero - SINADAES, AC, Contact MaryLo 612 130-3172 or marylomh [-at-] prodigy.net.mx
Live Music and All You Can Eat Pizza at The Sandbar, Pescadero
Tennis - Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-] gmail.com
Thursdays

Mario's Bar At Hotelito - 5pm until 10pm wines, cocktails and complimentary tapas

Live Music At Landi's Restaurant - The Todos Santos Inn, todossantosinn [-at-] gmail.com, www.todossantosinn.com/, 612 145 0040, Todos Santos

Drawing / Art Classes - 9:00 - 10:30 - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-136-6738

Ashtanga Yoga With Zandro 9 a.m. at La Arca, 50 pesos donation. - Beatrice Datwyler , bea.datwyler [-at-] gmail.com, 612 145 0276

Yoga At Hotelito, Todos Santos - 9 am. Janice Kinne, yanibaja [-at-] yahoo.com

Steak Night at La Canada Todos Santos, 6:00 P.M. Reservations Req'd 612-14-00069

Fridays
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, 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
> 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
La Canada del Diablo's Farmers' Market 9 am- 1 pm.
Yoga At Hotelito, Todos Santos - 9 am. Janice Kinne, beginning Dec. 5.

Plein Air Painting Class - landscape painting classes - Marsha Dahlquist, maraquist [-at-] hotmail.com, marshadahlquist.blogspot.com, 612 108 0390, Todos

Live Music At Felipe's In Pescadero - Greg Kitchel 6:30 to 8:30

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, www.cerritosbcs.com, 624 108 8203, Pescadero
Karla y Mateo baking bread- 9:00 A.M. - across the street from El Sol II -
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 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-] yahoo.com, 612 161 4165, Todos Santos
Sundays
Mondays
Hatha Yoga, 8 AM, La Arca, Todos Santos
Hatha Yoga, 9 AM, Mini-Super Los Arcos, Pescadero
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos
Tuesdays
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

Ashtanga Yoga With Zandro - 9 a.m., La Arca, 50 pesos donation. - Beatrice Datwyler , bea.datwyler [-at-] gmail.com, 612 145 0276

AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos
Fridays
Hatha Yoga, 8 AM, La Arca, Todos Santos
Hatha Yoga, 9 AM, Mini-Super Los Arcos, Pescadero
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos
Saturdays
Plein Air Painting Workshop - Marsha Dahlquist - 108 0390
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 11 - 12 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos
Various Dates

International Dzogchen Community

January: 15th Yantra Yoga practice 9am. Practice/Ganapuja on the New Moon 12.30 with Vajra Dance.
January 30th: Yantra Yoga practice 9am. Ganapuja on the Full Moon at 12.30 with Vajra Dance.
February 8th to 14th Nina Robinson will teach "Purification of the Six Lokas" Bodhi Krauser will teach "The Vajra Dance of the Six Spaces of Samantabhadra".
Feb. 14th Sunday is Losar - Tibetan New Year Celebration all day; Yantra Yoga, Vajra Dance, teaching, campfire.
February 15th to 21st Lynn Sutherland, retreat to develop Yantra Yoga Teachings. Miles Thomas, licensed acupuncturist and Asian massage instructor.
February 27th, Saturday 6pm Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Explanation and World Wide Video Transmission of Guru Yoga .
March /April Michael Katz, Dream Yoga Retreat, And other Rushe Teachings.
around October 16th - Yeshi Namkhai two weeks intensive Retreat.

www.tsegyalgarwest.org - Maricela, 6241821284, maricelha [-at-] yahoo.com, Baja California Sur

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