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

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News, Events and Announcements

Photos Of Todos Santos 5k Run Jan 2 2010 - I've posted proofs of 70 photos I took of the 5 k run at my photo site (direct link Click on the "slideshow" button for the best viewing of the sequence of pictures. If you were there - look to see if I captured your efforts. If not - check out the photos to see what a great event you missed! - Vic Kirby, vickirby [-AT-], 612 - 145 - 0586, Todos Santos

Todos Tortugueros Leatherback Update - Mil gracias to the community of Todos Santos for your enormous support during the current Leatherback nesting season. We now have three Leatherback nests in the invernadero, and continue to have nesting activity. We expect to have hatchlings around jan 15-20, and again ten days later. A special thanks to Lori Oliver and Terez Maniatis for donating the plastic for the invernadero, also to Ray and Judy Brown, Debora McIntire, Derek Tilson, and Karan Monahan for their monetary contributions. This project would not be possible without you!

Please advise your friends and visitors that driving on the beaches is prohibited by federal law as well as extremely bad karma. Our latest Leatherback nest was driven over in Las Tunas which made the nest very difficult to read, and we were unable to find the eggs. This nest will not hatch as the sand temperatures are to low. If you would like to receive info on hatchling releases, please email todostortugueros [-AT-] with "hatchling info" in the subject line. We will email you around noon on the days of hatchling releases. T-shirts and 2010 calendars are now available at La Sirena Eco Adventures! - Proyecto Todos Tortugueros,, 145.0353, Todos Santos

Please Note The Time Change for the Open Reading - Jan. 17. It will be at 4PM, Galleria de Todos Santos. All original work under five minutes welcome. Drinks available for purchase. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-AT-], 612 10 05872

Historic Building Tour - The Asociacion de Artes in East Cape invites our neighbors in Todos Santos to the 2nd annual Historic Building Tour in San Antonio to b e held on Sunday, January 17 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The ticket price is $150 pesos which includes a history of San Antonio and the buildings which date back to the late 1700s - early 1800s. Refreshments will also be included in the price of the ticket. San Antonio is located on the east side of the La Laguna range, south of El Triunfo. There will be signs directing you to the event. Saludos, JoAnn Hyslop - Joann Hyslop, eastcapers [-AT-], Cell: 612-111-6042

Foreign Owners' Business Group Meeting Announcement (courtesy, La Paz Gringos) - Next meeting will be: Tuesday January 12 6-7:30 pm, Dinghy Dock Cafe, Marina Palmira and Hotel. Presentation: PROFECO This department of the Mexican government will come and offer a presentation and then will have time for Q&A. Happy New Years, all! Posted by: Juli Goff

Events This Week

Thurs. Jan. 7

New Artists At Visions Gallery Opening 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Refreshments will be served

Fri. Jan. 8

Dia De Los Tres Reyes -Day of The Three Kings - - Second Annual Carrera de la Rosca (Race of the Bread Ring). from 3-6 p.m., Pescadero

Benefit Dance Party at Hotelito - Agua Vale Mas que Oro -Shuttle from La Esquina - Dance starts at 7:30 - Special Mexican Fiesta Dinner at La Esquina 6:00 to 8:30

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

Thanks For Your Help - To the many people who replied about a U.S. notary, thanks so much for answering my question. This is a great opportunity for me to appreciate Alan, Maryann, and Debra who continue to give us this amazing forum for connecting with one another and sharing information. We are blessed to have these people among us who devote so much time to serve us. My heartfelt thanks and a Prospero Ano tambien to the three of you, to the Baja Western Onion and to our caring community. - Tracy Monk Durland, mazytronk [-AT-], 612 154 4729, Todos Santos

Dish Network In Los Barriles Mx. - Where can I buy a dish network dish and have it installed in Los Barriles Mx. thanks - Bob Block, junovb [-AT-], Los Barriles

Septic Requirements - I want to install a green friendly septic on my land in Los Cerritos. It will only be used seasonally for a RV up to 6 people maximum. Does anyone know what the legal requirements are? Does anyone know what works best? I have been told to build a 3 stage cement block system or install two plastic containers. Does anyone know what is ideal for the environment and the authorities? - Chris Way, cway [-AT-], 612-840-8053, Pescadero

La Paz Cardiologist - I recently asked if anyone has had contact with a good cardiologist in La Paz. Several responses came through and one reader requested I share the Doctors' names. I have not made contact with either of the Drs. as of yet. Dr Ignacio Espinoza 6121272529; Dr Manual Andres Sainz Felix Ortega 6121230425. - Steve, grasslandcattleco [-AT-], Todos Santos

Positive Story! (Courtesy, Baja Pony Express) -We drove the Baja several weeks ago and stayed at the Desert Inn, Guerrero Negro. I left a suitcase but did not discover it until the next evening. I had no receipt (paid cash), no phone number. In Los Barriles, Rosa and Douglas Steere helped us locate and contact the hotel, asked if they had the bag and would they hold it for our return. Yes and yes! We picked up our forgotten bag, all intact with jewelry, Kindle etc at the Desert Inn, Guerrero Negro. They wouldn't take a reward. Very impressive and kind. - Bill Blatchford

RE: Paying Property Taxes Online (Courtesy, Baja Pony Express) - Here is a link that I used last year to pay the taxes on the house in Buena Vista. II was able to use a credit card to pay from Alaska. hschikora [-AT-]

RE: Places in Mexico That Accept Canadian Dollars (Courtesy, Baja Pony Express) - You can use Canadian credit cards, it will be almost impossible to find a place that will take CAD (Canadian Dollars) currency. CAD have to exchanged for USD or MXP (Mexican Pesos). They can use their Canadian credit cards at any store. VISA, MasterCard, etc. We would recommend to have a couple of backup credit cards or payment options. Canadian credit cards can be used with the Mexican ATM's with their respective limit amounts per day and of course, the ATM's fee per transaction. It is highly recommended to exchange the CAD into USD before arriving/flying to Mexico. (specially if you are coming to Baja). Wolf Property Management,

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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 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-],, 044-612-157-6088

Saturday Fun Time - Enrichment Program for 3-8 year olds every Saturday from 9am-11am in Las Tunas, facilitated by a bilingual veteran educator. Through music, art, science discovery, puppets, cognitive games, acting, movement, cooking, imaginative play, stories, and general FUN we focus on the young child's natural creativity, curiosity, sociability, and imagination. Call to enroll your child or children. Limited spaces available. - Tracy Monk Durland, mazytronk [-AT-], 612 1544729, Todos Santos

Mandala Dance Retreat - The Vajra Dance and Liberation of the Six Lokas, practice retreat at the Dzogchen Community Land in Baja Ca Sur This practice embodies meditation in movement. February 8 to 14, 2010 Contact Information: Maricela, maricelha [-AT-],, Cell: 6241821284

Geology Seminars - Casa Bentley announces a series of seminars and field trips on the subjects of Geology and Environmental Hazards of the Todos Santos Area, Baja California Sur on Sundays from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Robert D. Bentley, Ph.D, Geology, will lead the seminars and field trips. Bob has studied the local geology, origin of the beaches, and the Todos Santos ground water system for many years. Meeting place: Casa Bentley, 99 Calle Pilar y Avenido Hidalgo (below the church). Bring your own food and drink. If you plan on going on the fieldtrips, please arrange for travel in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Reservations are recommended. Call or email for reservations
Seminar #1, Sunday, January 10, 2010: Geology of Paredones Amarillo Gold Mine – Hazards of Mining Gold. Question: Will the scars of the PA Mine remain in our precious Todos Santos area after the PA gold is gone? Fieldtrip to the site of proposed desalinization plant at Boca del Plamerito/La Playitas.
Seminar #2, Sunday, January 17, 2010: Geology of Peredones Amarillo Gold Mine – Geologic Setting of the Mine in the Todos Santos Piedmont. Question: Will the contaminated groundwater from the PA Mine tailings flow to our precious Todos Santos water system in the Upper Arroyo La Grande? Fieldtrip to the Todos Santos piedmont, Arroyo La Junta.
Seminar #3, Sunday, January 24, 2010:Exploring the Origination of Todos Santos Groundwater. Question: Does Todos Santos groundwater originate from surface water infiltration above the Santa Inez Dam in the Upper Arroyo La Grande watershed or does it come from La Reform Basin pediment? Fieldtrip to the Upper Arroyo La Grande
Seminar #4, Sunday, January 31, 2010: Save Las Praderas Reservoir. Question: Will planned industrial development destroy our TS water system by polluting the groundwater reservoir adjacent to the new 4-lane highway, Mexico # 19? Fieldtrip to a cross section of the piedmont along the Rio Todos Santos from TS Springs to the Lower Arroyo La Grande. - Bob Bentley, [-AT-], 612 145 0276

Todos Tango - The Todos Tango Workshop is about to begin! The first few classes are for beginning Tango dancers followed by more advanced and finally, a Milonga (a dance). The instructor, Clay Nelson, is offering the first class free, so if you are curious, but not sure, by all means come and try it out. First class is Tues. January 12 at 5:30 at Flora del Mar. Please call or email Marilyn if you plan to attend. - Marilyn Martin, redcliffproperties [-AT-],, 612-153-5354

Raw Foods & Permaculture - Buena Fortuna Garden in La Ribera will be open for workshops every Sunday of January come and learn about raw foods, permaculture and salad dressings! Renowned eco-chef Bruce Horowitz is a certified permaculture designer and teacher. He has a master’s degree in the Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community Program from New College of California. Bruce (aka Spruce) is teaching a Raw Food and a Permaculture workshop with us this month, don't miss them! Please pass this information to your friends and we look forward in seeing you at Buena Fortuna! Please call or email to reserve your space. - Kitzia Danel, luz.holistica [-AT-], 624 1683225, La Ribera

Encaustic Workshop/beginners - One day comprehensive workshop will give participants an initial knowledge of the encaustic wax medium and method - from tools and techniques for fusing, layering, scraping/scribing, building up texture, collage, monotype, image transfer, combining oil and encaustic, dipping photos, and much more. Artists with backgrounds in almost any medium will find this workshop an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary with wax. When: Wednesday January 20, 2010 from 9 am - 4 pm. Where: Gloria’s Studio/Casa Montemar, Las Tunas. Cost: $175 USD. Register immediately class size very limited. - Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz, gruenitz10 [-AT-],, 612-118-3683, Todos Santos

Yoga - Yoga at Rancho Pescadero Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat - 9:00 AM - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-AT-],, 612.135.5849

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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week

Pescadero To Phoenix, AZ 1/21/2010 - We will be traveling from Todos Santos/Pescadero area to Phoenix, AZ on or about January 21, 2010. I have room to take some cargo. If you have a need, please contact me by email. - Doug Baumann, extranheros [-AT-], Pescadero

Anyone With A Truck Going From The Airport To Pescadero/Todos Sanots? - I have an ATV near 2 minutes from the airport that needs a ride to Pescadero. A ride for it would be much appreciated, and I'm happy to pay its way here. Gimme a call if you can help. Carmen Addario, carmenaddario [-AT-], 6241353078

Airport Ride Calendar

Jan. 10 - ride needed from Pescadero to SJD.must be at the airport by noon. - Wade Dayley, info [-AT-], 612 132 8005, Pescadero

Jan. 14 -Ride Needed from SJD airport to TS flight arrives at 1:30 two people.

Jan. 18 from TS to airport flight leaves at 3:30 p.m. one person

Jan. 19 from TS to SJD airport flight leaves in afternoon, two people

- All three of the above from Pamela Montague, pamelamontague [-AT-]

Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

Need ride to San Jose del Cabo - Jan. 11( old town ) for 2 w/luggage - Jeanne Murphy, jmurf14 [-AT-]

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-]

Driving To No. California - Looking for a rider or caravan January 16 from la Playita. - Alexa Joyce, bajalexa [-AT-], na

Pescadero To Phoenix, Az 1/21/2010 - I have room to take some cargo. - Doug Baumann, extranheros [-AT-], Pescadero

Looking For Lift To La Paz From San Diego - first week in February. Peggy Sullivan, studios_72nd_ave [-AT-], 503.288.8501, La Paz

Looking For Ride To San Francisco - around February 12th - Sherry Duncan, sherryeeduncan [-AT-], 612 122 8450 not a cell, La Paz

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

Todos Santos To Canada March 2010 - Final destination Alberta Canada, - Iain, whereisiain [-AT-], Todos Santos

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Restaurant and Food News

You're Invited To A Party At La Garra - It’s our inauguration! Saturday, January 9th; 2 pm through ??? Come dance to our live band and enjoy really great must/see music videos from our library. 2x1 Beer and Margaritas 2pm - 6pm. and feast on our delicious ceviches and finger food, use our 2 brand new pool tables, watch our 4 flat screen TV's and take advantage of our free Wi-Fi. Open weekdays 1pm - 9pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1pm - midnight. Closed Tuesdays. Come see how we remodeled the old "Mickey Mouse House", Calle Juarez between Oregon and ---145-0004. Help us celebrate our Grand opening. Put this date on your calendar. We want to see you. - Happy & Chuy Cota, lagarrats [-AT-], 145-0004

New Menu At Cafelix - Have a new year full of happiness and healthinesss! my sincere wishes from my heart! I want to tell you one thing. We do have a new menu. same like the last one but with some stuff new and so delicious so u gotta stop by! and check it out my fellows! remember Cafelix. easier dor u Cafelix one word do not say doble FE FE it is not cafe felix. Read and repeat is good for your spanish Cafelix just read it, love u my customers and friends! always a smile to share! always a breath to split! cafelix the place 4 u - Felix Vazquez, salesboy_vagu [-AT-], 6121450568, Todos Santos

Mexican Fiesta Dinner At La Esquina Friday Jan. 8 - Before you take the shuttle to el Hotelito for the Agua Vale mas Que Oro benefit party on Friday, come enjoy live Mexican guitar played by Antonio and a special dinner at La Esquina. Dinner served from 6:00 until 8:30 P.M. You'll have your choice of Enchiladas Verdes or a Mexican combination. Both choices start with an organic green salad and are served with a delicious zucchini and corn casserole, beans and rice, and tortillas. Dinners cost $150 pesos. Natural agave-sweetened margaritas and other drinks and desserts will be sold separately. A portion of the evening's proceeds will go to the Agua Vale mas Que Oro project. - Marimar, marimardelmar [-AT-] , 612 145 0851

Iker At Cafe Brown - On November 28th Iker Algorri, the owner of Cafe Brown, catered our wedding reception that was held at El Oasis. Iker cooked a delicious dinner for 60 people, ordered & provided the beer & drinks, directed the waiters and pretty much took care of all the details with the venue and the catering. He did a fantastic job at a very reasonable price. We can't say enough about how great he is and how much he did to make the wedding reception a success. All that and he's also the nicest guy around. We give him a five star recommendation. Visit him at Cafe Brown. Miguel Y Olga miguel [-AT-], 612 154 5102, Todos Santos

Rancho Pescadero News - Guest Chef from the Wine Country. January 11, 12 and 13, Chef Jeff Mall from Zin Restaurant in Healdsburg, California will be working with our staff in the Rancho Pescadero kitchen. Join us for dinner any of those nights for some Pescadero style down home cooking. Jeff specializes in farm fresh foods and will be using the bountiful local produce and seafood in his preparations. He has just published a cookbook with chef Josh Silvers of Syrah Bistro for the Rodney Strong Winery: "Down Home: Downtown" Please call for reservations

Sunday Brunch 10-2. Make your own bloody mary bar plus lots of goodies.

Guide to the Heavens - Astronomy presentation on January 14th. Come join us for a guided tour of the night sky. $120 pesos per person 612-135-5849. High-powered telescope will be available. - Lisa Harper, rancho1 [-AT-],, 612.135.5849, Pescadero

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Music/Entertainment News

Live Music Saturday Nites At Felipe's In Pescadero - Greg Kitchel at Felipe's in Pescadero, Sat. nites, 6:30 to 8:30, will be singing tunes from his cd Never Too Late To Do Nothing At All, and some carefully selected covers. Good food, music with a sense of humor, and home by Baja midnite! - Greg Kitchel, greg [-AT-],, 612 119 37 05, Pescadero

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

Lost Dog On Baja Highway - On Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 traveling north to San Diego, a couple from SJC had a serious rollover accident 50 km. north of the Bahia Los Angeles (Punta Prieta) turn off. Their big Great Dane looking dog (Pickle) took off into the desert and did not return. Hopefully someone traveling north or south in that area south of Catavinia might spot and pick up the dog. A reward will gladly be paid or your gas paid for. He's friendly but scared. He"s got a thin muzzle, mostly tan, and some white. Please call 6192701122 0r 6241424173 if found. Gracias - Chris Johnson, casasueno [-AT-], 6241424173, San Jose Del Cabo

Found Dog Out Near La Pastora - We found a wonderfully loving dog on our property. She is a white and tan spotted medium sized puppy - about 15 to 20 pounds. She has a white streak down her face. Although she has no collar, she looks well fed and taken care of. Please call me if she sounds like she belongs to you! - Jessica Canepa, jessicacanepa [-AT-], 612-143-9230, Todos Santos

Found Dog - This beautiful, loving dog found me on the beach north of town December 30 and followed me for two days. I am taking good care of her but want to know if she has another owner somewhere. If you recognize her please contact me. If you have trouble getting through on email, please contact Janet Howey at El Tecolote Bookstore. - Dal Lamagna, Dallamagna [-AT-], United States

Help Us To Find Carolina - Hi to all Baja Western Onion community. Last Dec 26 we have lost Carolina, this is a female dog with the next characteristics: -White color with a brown circular stain on her back on the left side. She has dark ears also -Big dark and expressive eyes -Has shaggy hair -Her body structure is establish with a low height and large body plus a medium size tail -She is a very friendly dog and respond to her name, Carolina -Nine years old Perhaps you´ve watched this dog at Los Arcos store (Mayra´s grocery store) in Pescadero she was almost all the time right there. This dog disappear from our property at Los Arcos. We really want to get her back home, and we´ll be very grateful of any information provided of her. Thanks, a lot. - Mayra Torres, pithaya_dp [-AT-], 6121303006, Pescadero

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-], 612-169-4252

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

A Book Inspired By Todos Santos - Gypsetters, a book just added to the El Tecolote shelves, is written by Julia Chaplin, the daughter of the owners of Casa Dracula, and inspired by her experiences as a teenager living in Todos Santos. Originally intrigued by the lifestyle of locals Garth Murphy and Euva Anderson, Julia went on to explore the history and impact of the bohemian life. Her beautifully photographed commentary on the history, lifestyle and fashion of the "gypsetters" includes documentation on how the bohemian lifestyle has both stayed the same and changed dramatically over the years. For all those who moved to Baja to be off the beaten path and live a life outside of the box, this is a delightful read about our cultural ancestors and international compatriots. $585 pesos at El Tecolote Bookstore, Juarez at Hidalgo - Janet Howey, Todos Santos

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

Your Mid-life Crisis - ends as you fire up the Green Machine Dune Buggy. Only $7,000 USD compare that to a new BMW convertible - Chuck Cimino, carlosylina [-AT-], (612) 145-0562, Todos Santos

79 Coleman Pop Up Camper - 79 Coleman Popup Camper-- sleeps four, sink, table, stove Paid 1200 in 2007 in US--plus bought all new canvas for another 1000 Used four times since then Great for company-guests Needs a couple hundred dollars worth of work $750 US - Kelly Hegwer, khegwer [-AT-], 406-581-4001, Pescadero

Ford Explorer - 1993 , 4WD, 6 Cyl , good tires, Mexican plates, great Baja off road vehicle US$ 1900 bajalife [-AT-], Todos Santos

Living The Trailer Lifestyle - Are you crazy? Maybe. Why not buy a travel trailer, put it in the backyard and make an adventure out of it ?! Make your adventure the best that it can be: Travel Trailer for sale, well maintained and equipped with all your needs for a relaxed life ! Curious ? If so , please contact steffyleony [-AT-]

Valco Al Skiff - I have a Valco 12'welded aluminum skiff for sale. Its really clean, with a fishfinder, electric bilge pump and many extras. Also includes galvanized trailer. $2000.00 OBO - Steve Meisinger, smeisinger1 [-AT-], 612-118-4782, Todos Santos

1997 Jeep Cherokee - This is the perfect Baja vehicle - safe, durable and easy to handle. Automatic, 4x4, V6, 4.0 liter, 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. Price: 40,000 mxn (+/- $3,100.00 usd)

Esta camioneta es esta perfecto por los terrenos de acá; seguro, duro y fácil a manejar. Automático, 4x4, V6, 4.0 litro, 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. Se vende 40,000 mxn (+/- $3,100.00 usd) - Jennifer Rosen, jenniferleighrosen [-AT-], 145-0349

Motor Home For Sale - 1979 Ford Custom motor home. New motor, new tires, CD, AC, generator, full kitchen, fridge, microwave, bed, bath and beyond! $2500.00 usd. Call (612) 171-2098 - Dave Morgan, 612-171-2098

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Employment Wanted/Available

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Sales and Services

Happy New Year From La Canada Del Diablo - Just a little reminder of what is going on here at La Canada del Diablo:

And of course, Linda Hamilton, Pedro Solis, and Barbara Perkins invite you to come by anytime, Monday-Saturday, 7 am-6pm to shop our great selection of furniture, lamps, mirrors, etc. from around the world. Great quality, and very fair prices. We look forward to working with you. - Barbara Perkins, barbara_perkins [-AT-], 612-14-00069

Returning - Leirion is returning to active work as a counselor with Jungian orientation, dream interpreter and tarot reader. Call for an appointment. - Leirion , 612-131- 3334

A Unique Todos Santos Experience: - Enjoy a fishing trip or an excursion along our beautiful coast from Ponte Lobos in a commercial fishing Panga (23'/90HP) Captained by Arturo Orozco. Captain Orozco and crew have 35+ years experience fishing out of Ponte Lobos. Three persons maximum, gear and bait furnished. English spoken. Call 612 10 34504. If no answer ring twice. - Irby Amador, irby_rider25 [-AT-], 612 10 34504

Recommended Fumigator - I can highly recommend Rommel Vizcaino Gonzalez for any and all fumigation work you might need. He has fumigated my palapa roof and my yard several times and I am always pleased with his work. He uses non-toxic products, he is very careful and considerate, and he always comes right when he says he will. He can be reached at the email address below. Or call him at 612-137-8483 He comes from La Paz and has several clients here in Todos Santos - Maryann Douglas, lemmor_soft [-AT-]

Dentist In Todos Santos - Hello to all the community of Todos Santos and surrounding Is easier to get what you want with a smile with the tip of a sword (William Shakespeare) I am announcing that my dental office will remain open on Sundays and Mondays of each week, we service dental x-rays,root canal, light-cured resin fillings, porcelain crowns, teeth whitening in an hour and a half, complete and partial dentures and ortodontics , dental cleaning, Dating local phone call 1450628, 12 35606 dental office in La Paz, and cellular 0446121417571 God continue to bless them in this year 2010 are my best wishes sincerely Dr. Angel Hernandez Baeza dentistabajasur [-AT-], 1235606, Todos Santos

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

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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted

Todos Santos The Answer - to the frigid wind chills of the North. You deserve that vacation. Join us at: #119676 or #230871. Your vacation memories will warm you through the winter. Stay with us for a few days or a few months. - Chuck Cimino, carlosylina [-AT-], (612) 145-0562, Todos Santos

Todos Santos / Las Brisas Casita - Modest but comfy Mexican style home with bedroom/bath suite, separate kitchen / living area. Located in Las Brisas district not far from La Esquina, El Sol 2 etc. Large lot with partial ocean view. Nice neighborhood, quiet, fairly private. Dog and/or cat ok. Avail Feb 1. Minimum stay 3 mos. US $250 per mo for 3 mos; $200 for 4 to 6 mos; longer stays negotiable. Includes water & electrical. Call local cell or email - Paul Rude, paul [-AT-], 612 136 5167

Beach Cottage In Las Tunas - Brimwater Hollow beach cottage in Las Tunas is available due to a cancellation after January 11th. This is a one bed one bath Todos Santos fantasy right at the beach with unrestricted views from the palapa- whales are here! $250 US per week includes utilities, long-term discounts available. - Jim Elfers, bajasurvey [-AT-], 624-12-22468, Todos Santos

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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 Leslie Lambert 707 696 9064 US Cell or 612 135 3302 MX, llambert [-AT-]

Urge To Sell - Because of health urgency we are open to sell part of our land. It is a Great investing opportunity at the entrance of La Ribera, aprox. 2 acres walking distance from the beach, with all services $165,000 USD -open to negociate. By investing with us you will be helping worls renown botanist Gabriel Howearth recovering from meningitis and the preservation of Buena Fortuna Gardens.- Kitzia Danel, luz.holistica [-AT-], 624 1683225, La Ribera

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Community Calendar

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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

Jan 10 1:00 to 6:00 P.M.Geology of Paredones Amarillo Gold Mine,Casa Bentley, 99 Calle Pilar y Avenido Hidalgo (below the church) [-AT-], 612 145 0276

Jan. 17 - The Asociacion de Artes in East Cape 2nd annual Historic Building Tour in San Antonio, 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Jan. 17 - Geology of Peredones Amarillo Gold Mine –Casa Bentley, 99 Calle Pilar y Avenido Hidalgo (below the church) [-AT-], 612 145 0276

Jan. 24 - Exploring the Origination of Todos Santos Groundwater - Casa Bentley, 99 Calle Pilar y Avenido Hidalgo (below the church) [-AT-], 612 145 0276

Jan. 31 - Save Las Praderas Reservoir - Casa Bentley, 99 Calle Pilar y Avenido Hidalgo (below the church) [-AT-], 612 145 0276

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

Mar. 14 - Artist's Studio And Gallery Tour - Diane Knight, dianekknight [-AT-],, 145 05 86, Todos Santos


January 11, 12 and 13 - Guest Chef Jeff Mall from Zin Restaurant in Healdsburg, California. Reservations 612.135.5849,, Pescadero

Feb. 8 to 14 -Mandala Dance Retreat maricelha [-AT-],, Cell: 6241821284


Jan. 12 - Foreign Owners' Business Group Meeting 6-7:30 pm, Dinghy Dock Cafe, Marina Palmira, La Paz

Jan 12 - Todos Tango Coming to Todos Santos. Contact Marilyn Martin, redcliffproperties [-AT-], 612-153-5354, Todos Santos


Jan. 20 - Encaustic Workshop/beginners 9am - 4pm. - Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz, gruenitz10 [-AT-],, 612-118-3683


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

Jan. 14 Guide to the Heavens - Astronomy presentation Rancho Pescadero $120 pesos per person 612-135-5849.

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


Jan. 8 - Benefit Dance Party at Hotelito- Agua Vale Mas que Oro -Shuttle from La Esquina - Dance starts at 7:30 - Special Mexican Fiesta Dinner at La Esquina 6:00 to 8:30


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-],, 612-145-0563, Todos Santos

Mar 27 - 2010 International Blues and Arts Fiesta, San Felipe. Contact robinkissee [-AT-] - Rachel Pack, sanfelipebaja [-AT-],, 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. Listen via computer,
Happy Hour at the Sandbar -3PM - Sunset, El Pescadero
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

Sunday Brunch at Rancho Pescadero - 10AM - 2PM. - Christine Sperber rancho1 [-AT-],, 612.135.5849, Pescadero

CaboMil Happy Hour - 6 :00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Radio 96.3 FM, In English. Listen via computer,
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
Karla y Mateo baking bread- 9:00 A.M. - across the street from El Sol II -
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-]
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

Live Music At Landi's Restaurant - The Todos Santos Inn, todossantosinn [-AT-],, 612 145 0040, 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
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.

Enrichment Program for 3-8 year olds - 9am-11am in Las Tunas, - Tracy Monk Durland, mazytronk [-AT-], 612 1544729,

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,, 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-], 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

Classes, Workshops and Meetings

Monday Through Friday
Spanish Lessons with Guillermo Bueron, 9 AM, Cultural Center. g_bueron [-AT-], 612 161 4165, Todos Santos
Dharma Talks And Guided Meditation - 10-11:30 A.M., La Arca. Community Center, eldharma [-AT-],, 612-145-0676 , Todos Santos

Yoga - Rancho Pescadero - 9:00 AM - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-AT-],, 612.135.5849

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

Hatha Yoga, 8 AM, La Arca, Todos Santos
Hatha Yoga, 9 AM, Mini-Super Los Arcos, Pescadero
Afternoon Yoga - 3 Pm At La Arca Caroline, 612 156 0421
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos
Yoga At Hotelito, Todos Santos - 9 am. Janice Kinne, yanibaja [-AT-]
Manos Magicas Meetings - 10:00 A.M. at DIF on Topete across from La Copa, - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-AT-], 612-10-05872, Todos Santos
AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos

Ashtanga Yoga With Sean - 9 AM, La Arca, 50 pesos donation. 612 137 5356, Todos Santos


Yoga - Rancho Pescadero - 9:00 AM - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-AT-],, 612.135.5849

Afternoon Yoga - 3 P.M. At La Arca -Caroline, 612 156 0421
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

Drawing / Art Classes - 9:00 - 10:30 - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [-AT-], 612-136-6738

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

Yoga At Hotelito, Todos Santos - 9 am. Janice Kinne, yanibaja [-AT-]

AA Meeting, Grupo Serinidad, 5 - 6 PM, Church Courtyard, Info: 145 0265 or 0364, Todos Santos

Yoga - Rancho Pescadero - 9:00 AM - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-AT-],, 612.135.5849

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

Yoga - Rancho Pescadero - 9:00 AM - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-AT-],, 612.135.5849

Yoga At Hotelito, Todos Santos - 9 am. Janice Kinne

Plein Air Painting Class - Landscape painting classes - Marsha Dahlquist, maraquist [-AT-], 612 108 0390, Todos
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. - Maricela, 6241821284, maricelha [-AT-], Baja California Sur

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