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

News, Events and Announcements

Heaven On Earth - is having an Open House this Thursday, Jan. 14, 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Please come celebrate the amazing mosaic art works at the Todes Artes Compound located next to Georges Taco On Colegio Militar; the green building next to the old Post Office. There will be live music by Johnny Nichols and refreshments. The "Heaven on Earth" workshop took place this month and featured the Dream Team of outstanding mosaic artist alive today; Issah Zaggar, infamous artist from Philadelphia who created a massive wall with mirrors, mosaic and lots of energy, Laurel True who founded the Institute of Mosaic in Northern CA. Her project was tribute to the turtle release groups of Todos Santos. Each of the the fourteen students designed and created a turtle that is permanently installed in the building. Donna Billick is owner of Billick Rock Art and co-founder of Art/Science Fusion Program at the University of Davis. Her project was a 16' X 8' rug installed in the building. The students made ceramic pieces that were fired and woven into the rug. Come and enjoy a great creative project! - Donna Billick, rockartus [-at-], 612 10 065872

´The Muxes" Authentic Intrepid Seekers Of Danger - Art Films at Café Brown. This Thursday 14, 6:30 p.m. starts with its Art Film Season. This time presenting "The Muxes" "A lively and surprising portarit of a group of homosexuals, who defend their sexual diversity while preserving their identity as Zapotec Indians in the "queer paradaise" of Juchitán, Oaxaca México. -Miami International Film Festival. Donation suggested 50 pesos. Drinks and snacks. - Iker Algorri, iuslegis [-at-], 14 50813

Artist's Studio & Gallery Tour - Call to all Artists & Galleries in Todos Santos – do you have a working studio or gallery in Todos Santos? A.R.T.S. “Artists of Todos Santos” is organizing our first annual “Artists’ Studio and Gallery Tour” to be held on Sunday, March 14th, 2010. Funds raised from the tour (no charge to artists or galleries) will benefit children’s art programs at both the Palapa Society and Escuela Pacifica. To date we have 8 confirmed artist studios. If you are interested in participating, email the name of your studio or gallery, the location and how to get there, and a brief description of the visual art that you create or show at your gallery. - Diane Knight, dianekknight [-at-],, 145-0586, Todos Santos

Enjoy A Week Of Cultural Events At The Xiii Todos Santos Arts Festival - The XIII Todos Santos Arts Festival from January 30th to February the 6th will be presenting a whole week of cultural events and entertainment. Folkloric dances and music direct from Colombia, classic guitar recital, art exhibits, polinesian and african dances shows and much more. Plan your week checking the events schedule in our web page (in both languages). - Heriberto Parra Hake, hparra [-at-],, 612 117 3945, Todos Santos

Events This Week
Thurs, Jan. 14

"Meet The Artist" Series 5:30 P.M. at Visions Gallery In Cafelix

Grand Opening Party - Casa Catalina Galeria - 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Heaven On Earth - Open House 3:00 to 7:00 P.M.

´The Muxes" Authentic Intrepid Seekers Of Danger - Art Films at Café Brown, 6:30

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

Fri. Jan.15

Chris Paulson at Felipe's - 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

Sat. Jan.16

Garage Sale at la Canada del Diablo, 9:00-1:00

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

Curvas Peligrosas at Hotel California. - 8:00 P.M.

Chris Paulson at Cafelix - 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Sun. Jan.17

Geology of Paredones Amarillo Gold Mine, 1:00 to 6:00 P.M.Casa Bentley, 99 Calle Pilar y Avenido Hidalgo (below the church)

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Agua Vale Mas Que Oro Benefit - We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the Agua Vale Mas Que Oro benefit at Hotelito and La Esquina. It is so special when the community comes together to collaborate for a good cause. Bravo to Jenny Armit, Marimar Higgins, Maryann Douglas, Caroline McIntyre, Kate Turning, Steve Jacobi, Emanuela Gardener, Celia Devault, Jan Piere, Kaia Thomson, Wendy Rains, Zandra Frame and all the special people who worked so hard to stage the benefit and the dinner. A very big applause for Mario Beceril, Claudia and the staff at Hotelito and Paula and all the staff at La Esquina, who took such good care of all the guests. We would like to give recognition to Brian Conway who donated the helicopter ride and Club Cortez dive club who donated the excursion to the island of Espiritu Santos, our auction items, and to Hotel California, the Todos Santos Inn, Rancho Pescadero, Hotelito, Flora del Mar and Nanette Hayles who provided our door prizes. And kudos to all the women who brought the delicious deserts. Wednesday we publish a new full-page letter to the governor in the SudCalifornia. Thank you for your support. info [-at-],, 145-0050

La Mordida Lives! - My family and I headed north from Todos on New Years Eve on our 7th baja drive. We encountered the police in Ciudad Constitution where I was pulled over for "not speeding". I was doing 40 km and watching speed limit but had Nevada plates. Officer Ladron informed me of my "infraccion" but had no radar, tried to take my DL but I would not release my grip. He told me I would need to stay in town for 5 days to pay fine of 500 pesos as his office was closed for holiday. Did not issue ticket but after lengthy wrangling session he agreed to take 450 pesos "to pay for me." It was clear this guy had practiced his technique; my first bite and it hurt. Watch yourself in Ciudad Constitution while "driving while gringo." Any advice from veterans on how to handle this sort of situation? I was advised to get a spare drivers' license so you can keep driving if the cop wins the tug of war, and this I will do. Bite-free New Year to all from Lance, Mary and the twins, Las Brisas and Tahoe - Lance Crowley, 3peaks [-at-], 775 721-8463, United States

Chain Saw Repair - Anybody know where I can get a chainsaw worked on? I understand there's someplace in Cabo but location unknown. Thanks, David - David Yager, david [-at-]

Clock Repair? - Does anyone know someone who can repair an old (50-60 years) clock? It was working before I brought it down here but now that I have hung it on the wall, it will not keep tick-tocking. - Nancy, nancyserfas [-at-]

Baja Travel Visa - Does anyone know what the current Travel Visa policy is for4 Baja. The last two years that I've driven down, nobody was checking our visas at the Guerrero Negro border, nor anywhere else, coming or going in either direction. Seems a waste of money to be giving the gov. if they are not checking things out. The Feds. only began requiring the visas over the last five years or so. - Tiburon, mknapp [-at-]

Tohatsu Outboard Motor Dealer? - Does anyone know of a Tohatsu Outboard Motor Dealer in the La Paz/Cabo area? - Robert Mccabe, bajapearl [-at-], 612-151-8276, Rancho Nuevo

An Answer To Your Question. - The fishing and excursion trips offered by Captain Orozco (Western Onion of Jan.9) in not a one time event; it is an ongoing offer depending on weather, of course. Thanks for your inquires. - Irby Amador, irby_rider25 [-at-], 612 10 34504

Best In Show - When love and courage walk the beach, they are the Best in Show, and fear dries up with the sun. Thank you to each one who came. - Leirion, 612-131-3334

Have You Shipped Your Dog To BCS? - I need to ship a large dog from the States to BCS, either Los Cabos or LaPaz. Does anyone know which airlines ship dogs to either of those airports? I know about the outside temperature requirements. One website states a Customs Broker will be needed to handle the dog's entrance into the country. That certainly didn't happen when I drove down with another dog. Any info/experiences would be greatly appreciated. Gracias,- Joy Obrien, allie_todossantos [-at-], 612-178-0093

Who Is This Naked Man On The Beach? - Yes, who is this naked man seen too often (at least in my opinion) on the beach south of Las Tunas? He enjoys full nudity other than a baseball cap and walks along the shore as if fully clothed. This is my third year of such a sight so I know its not a fluke. Anybody know? - palapapower [-at-]

Carburetor Shop In La Paz? - Has anyone knowledge of a shop that specializes in rebuilding carburetors in a professional manner? - Bruce Bodenhofer, brucekb1955 [-at-], 510-658=6414, Baja California Sur

Panga Fishing - There was recently a posting that gave the phone number of a panga fisherman who speaks English. If you have that phone number please e-mail it to me or call. - Jackie Ryan, jackiery [-at-], 178-0068

The Baja Sun - Stories Of Awakening - An altogether different newspaper is on-line in the service of connecting people who live on the Baja peninsula and are aware of being part of the growing higher consciousness. All are invited to write from any path you find yourselves. This is an open spiritual forum and all are welcome. email for your free copy, or writer's guidelines. Martina, Editor - thebajasun [-at-]

Mountain Biking - Anyone interested in doing some "intermediate" level rides, 1-3hrs in length? I'll be in Todos Santos for the next couple of months and will be riding on a frequent basis. Maybe even some multi-day trips over to the East Cape or other areas. - Geoff Orth,, 805.624.6350 or Skype, Todos Santos

Free A. R. T. S. Calendar Listing - A.R.T.S. (Artists of Todos Santos) would love to include your art related event, workshop or class on their Calendar. Please email all details you would like included. ARTS is an informal group with the objective to develop and support a vibrant and inclusive arts community in Todos Santos. Please visit our website! - Roxanne Sparks, artscal [-at-],, Todos Santos

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Meetings, Classes and Workshop Announcements

February Meditation Retreat With Robert Hall - February 2010 El Dharma and Baraka en Todos will sponsor a residential weekend meditation retreat (suitable for beginners and experienced meditators) led by Robert K. Hall on Feb. 26, 27, and 28 at beautiful Serendipity B&B in Todos Santos. The retreat will include Dharma Talks, guided meditation and instructions, discussion periods, delicious gourmet meals. Local day-commuters welcomed. Residential rooms by arrangement with Serendipity. Space limited to 30 participants. Hours:

Friday, Feb. 26 - 7 to 9pm
Saturday, Feb. 27 - 7am to 9:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 26 - 8am to noon
Cost: $60 USD for food and venue. For registration and more info: contact - Steven Monaco, smridhwan [-at-], 612 157 6087, Baja California Sur

Spanish Classes In San Jose - If your new year's resolutions include improving your knowledge of Spanish, call Grace Anguiano. More than 30 years experience in teaching. Have fun, learn Spanish and lots of Mexican culture - facts. Reasonable rates and several schedules available. Gracia Anguiano, [-at-], 624 1689804

Yoga With Yani At Hotelito - Small, personalized yoga classes with instructor Janice Kinne. All classes start at 9:00 A.M. All ages, all levels, drop-ins welcome at anytime.
Tuesdays--Tempo yoga--Yoga flow with your breath. An energetic, toning and strengthen flow. A great way to get the week going.
Thursdays--Body awareness--Each week focuses on one aspect of your yoga practice. Creates awareness in your body and poses, making adjustments for your needs.
Saturdays--Gentle, yin yoga—A calming, opening series to release tension and increase your flexibility. Very restorative. Email for more information, - Janice Kinne, yanibaja [-at-], Todos Santos

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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week

Driving North? Do You Have Room For A Bicycle? - I have two bikes here in TS. I’m riding one back home to OC (mid-Feb to mid-Mar) and need a lift for the other. - Jason Davis, jdavis66 [-at-], 044 612 171 0788, Todos Santos

Need Someone With Space In Their Trailer Or Truck! - Looking for someone who is travelling down the 5 (or 405 or 101) and going through LA to bring down a child size ATV. I will happily pay for your fuel expenses on the ride down. Please call or email David or Janel at 624-175-9102 (MX cel) or 310-592-0139 (US cel) Muchas gracias, Janel Faraci, janelinmex [-at-], Los Barriles

Need Ride To San Francisco - Laid back earth friendly farmer/musician looking for ride north to San Francisco CA. Can drive standard or automatic. Looking to get outta here ASAP, Thanks! - Bobby Johnson, rhythmicfingers [-at-]

Feb 17, Wednesday - Ride needed from SJD to TS. Flight arrives 3:15 p.m. One person with one bag. - Mela Pyper, mela [-at-], Canada

March 8th, Monday - Ride needed from TS to SJD. Must be at the airport before 4 p.m. One person. - Mela Pyper, mela [-at-]

Airport Ride Calendar

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-]

Feb. 11 - Ride Needed To SJD- Paul Bumann, paul [-at-], 178-0062, Baja California Sur

Feb 17 - from SJD to TS. Flight arrives 3:15 P.M. One person with one bag. - Mela Pyper, mela [-at-], Canada

March 8 - from TS to SJD. Must be at the airport before 4 p.m. One person. - Mela Pyper, mela [-at-]

Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

Need Ride To San Francisco - Bobby Johnson, rhythmicfingers [-at-]

Driving North? Do You Have Room For A Bicycle? - - Jason Davis, jdavis66 [-at-], 044 612 171 0788, Todos Santos

Need Someone With Space In Their Trailer Or Truck -to bring down a child size ATV. David or Janel at 624-175-9102 (MX cel) or 310-592-0139 (US cel) janelinmex [-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

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

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Restaurant and Food News

Rancho Pescadero - We'll be closed on Tuesday, January 19 from 5:00 P.M. on for an employee event. Thank you so much for all the support so far and please come visit us any other day from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. for breakfast, lunch or dinner, ('cept Sunday when we open at 10AM for brunch and bloodies, yum.) - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-at-],, 612.135.5849

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Music/Entertainment News

Chris Paulson - Singer/Songwriter Chris Paulson will perform songs from his new CD "Streets of Frankfurt" on Friday, January 15, 6:30-8:30 PM at Felipe's in Pescadero and Saturday, Jan. 16 at Cafelix inTodos Santos from 7 to 9:00 p.m. - Chris Paulson, chris [-at-],, 145 0415, Baja California Sur

Come Join Us To Party - Live Music this Saturday, January 16, with " Curvas Peligrosas" at Hotel California. Get on those dancing shoes! Music starts at 8:00 p.m. Pick up your locals' discount card at the desk. - , isabelsmyth2002 [-at-]

La Garra - NFL - YES, we will have the SUPERBOWL!!! To make a reservation for a table 6121450004. We will be serving Chuys famous Ceviches and Sashimi. Come and watch the game this Sunday!! The 3rd Margarita is Free!! - Happy Moreno, lagarrats [-at-], 6121450004

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

Wanted: Cat To Adopt - cat suitable for affection, and family pet, possible mouser as well! Please write Jennifer Hicks, happyjen_1971 [-at-], skpe 2508088053 canadian line

Lost Dog - Please help us find our dog! There was an accident on Sunday, January 3rd around 2 pm at KM 224 1/2 on highway 1, 55 km north of the Bahia Los Angeles turn off at Punta Prieta. Our dog was inside the van that rolled and when he got out he ran off into the desert and we were unable to find him after searching hours and days.
His name is "Pickle". He is a tan lab/great dane mix. He is very Friendly, but I'm sure very scared. He was wearing a collar with a name tag that had our numbers on it; both U.S. and Mexico. He was last seen by a witness, running west into the desert at km 224 1/2.

The reward is currently $300 usd, but I am willing to do what it takes to get my sweet boy back.
If anyone has seen him or knows of anything, please let me know.
Mexico cell 045-624-141-6121, Mexico home 01-624-172-6119, U.S. cell 619-851-4959, U.S. home 619-270-9644
Thank you! - Amy & Ryan Thomas, amy.thomas [-at-], (624) 141-6121 or (619) 851-4959, Baja California Sur

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Manos Magicas - have resumed their weekly meetings, 10AM Tuesdays at the DIF building. Come join the happy group of Mexicanas and Gringas. Remember they can copy your favorite garment or design and offer an amazing choise of gift items.
For those who have asked for an explanation of what Manos Magicas is I am including their Intention Statement. Manos Magicas is a cooperative of women of all ages and nationalities working togther with their hands to preserve their environment, their culture and tradtions, sharing their skills, learning from each other, offering, in their village of Todos Santos, locally made crafts, while helping each other to gain confidence and provide income to those in need. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-], 612 10 05872

La Canada Del Diablo Rocking Chair Sale - This is a sale not to miss. All rocking chairs on sale. Huge discounts. Limited time only. Sale starts Saturday, January 16th at 9 am. Come by, join the fun at the World Class Garage Sale, enjoy the farmer's market, and get a deal on a rocker, all in one place. See you Saturday. - Barbara Perkins, barbara_perkins [-at-], 612-14-00069

Jungle Cactus Vivero Continues 40% Off Sale Until The End Of January - My plants at Jungle Cactus Nursery never realized there was an economic crisis, they thrived and kept on growing anyway. They’re big and beautiful and I need to make more space for new growth. I am continuing my 40% off wholesale price until the end of January. I have Palms, Cycads and many other species that do well here on the Baja. Thank you to those who have already visited and wishing you all a better than best 2010. If you are a first time visitor you can find a map on my website. - John Wenzel, junglecactus [-at-], , 624-122-0324, San Jose Del Cabo

Antique Replica, Rustic And New Style Furniture Hand Made In Solid Wood - CAOBA espacios en madera / Our Design-Your Style / the perfect solution - Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Entertainment Centers, Home bar, Doors interior & exterior, and more. At Caoba Furniture, our main goal is to become your number one choice for all of your home furniture shopping needs, by offering the high quality furniture at the best prices. We are located in Todos Santos whit personal attention in La Paz, Todos Santos, Los Cabos, San José de los Cabos and Los Barriles. Address: Raul A. Carrillo Street S/N, between Villarino and Mutualismo, Col. San Vicente, Todos Santos, La Paz, BCS, Mexico - Jose Antonio Mejia, caoba_emadera [-at-], Movil: 624.157.6209, 612.105.2481, Todos Santos

Blue Agaves For Sale - I have lots of baby blue agaves for sale. 25 pesos each Nancy nancyserfas [-at-], 612-119-8047

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

30' Prowler Travel Trailer For Sale - 1995 Prowler travel trailer for sale in La Paz. All factory options, AC, full awning, microwave, etc. Sleeps 6. Self-contained. In good condition. Ready to go, just hook it up! $8,500 U. S. cash only or best offer. Email for pictures. - Dax Morgan, mav_1070 [-at-], (612) 140-3070, La Paz

Harley Davidson (heritage Softail) - Hello to all B.W.O. people. This is a Harley Davidson for sale or exchange, it has the next characteristics: + Blue color with black seat and side bags, chrome accents (outside motor and exhaust pipes) + Front driving face protection + 2001 Model + National (mexican) + 78,000Km + Entirely in perfect conditions + Ask for 15,000 USD Located in Cabo San Lucas, if you want to contact me by phone use the 045 before the cellphone provided bellow. For pictures and additional info send me an e-mail, it will be responded as soon as possible. - Sergio Torres, vpmloscabos [-at-], (624) 143 5126 , Cabo San Lucas

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Employment Wanted/Available

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Sales and Services

Sara's Back - Sara from Sara's Salon is back from if you need some color or a haircut, or a manicure or pedicure, just give us a call. Hope to see you soon. Thank You - Sara Rutowksi, ssrsunrose70 [-at-], 6121183492

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

American Safari Cruise From La Paz - Ex-pat Only Offer For March 6 - 13 Cruise - The 6 stateroom luxury yacht, "Safari Spirit" sails weekly from La Paz on round trip Sea of Cortez luxury adventure "Aquarium of the World" trips. The March 6 - 13 cruise is offering a first ever Ex-Pat "local discount" of 25% off, and you can invite non-locals to join you from back home, but the offer is only being made here. Kayaking; snorkeling; mule trail ride on Bahia Agua Verde; enjoying also Isla Partida, Isla San Jose, Los Islotes (swimming with sea lions); exquisite cuisine; complimentary full open bar: microbrews, fine wines, premium liquors; naturalist guides; luxurious staterooms and very personal service, - what a great way to explore the Sea of Cortez at a price not available "Up North"! Take a look online or call at (206)284-0300. Questions can also be answered by our "local expert" in Todos Santos, - Jeff Krida, jkrida [-at-],, 612 119 4497, Todos Santos

Beauty Spot - Tinting Your Lashes and eyebrows Living here in Baja Sur you will find that your lashes will become bleached out and lose their pigment. Eyelash and eyebrow tinting would be your answer. What do you do when you need eyelash dye or eyebrow dye? There are several reasons why you would want to use dye. Eyelash and eyebrow colors range from blonde to red to brown and every shade in between. For most of us, our eye lash color perfectly matches our hair color and skin tone. For others of us, it doesn’t. No matter what the reasoning is, eyelash tinting is a popular thing to do and one that can enhance any look.
What is Eyelash Dye? Eye lash dye is quite simply dye that is used to dye your eyelashes & eyebrows in different colors. There are several different kinds. You can get permanent eyelash dyeing done at the salon. You can use an eyelash tint on a semi permanent basis. There are different products as well, including vegetable eyelash dye.
Using Eyelash Dye There are several ways you can use eyelash dye. You can get permanent lash tinting done at the salon. The salons have services such as lash and eyebrow tinting that are designed to last for a longer period of time.
If you know you want to get your lashes dyed professionally, it is best to check around and find a salon that uses all the latest methods. You are looking for an expert who has done a lot of these. The goal is to find an expert who will do the best job possible. E-mail me your beauty questions and I will do my best to find a answer for you. - Lourdes Silva Cota, mipueblomagico [-at-], 612-178-0088, Todos Santos

The Caborey Dinner And Show Cruise - The biggest and most luxurious sailing catamaran in Latin America is offering a special discount for all residents of Baja California Sur for this Monday January 18. Reserve any activity through our web site or simply call 624-143-8060 and mention this ad in order to receive your special 25% discount. Not valid with any other promotions. - Jose Collard, jcollard [-at-],, Baja California Sur

Excellent Housekeeper In Pescadero - I would like to let people in the Pescadero/Cerritos area know about a young woman, Maria Cruz Salgado, who is available for housework and cleaning. She is is in her early 30s, understands English and has her own car. She cleaned my house in Todos Santos for many years and understands about green and not so toxic cleaning materials. She is a bit shy about speaking but understands English well. Speak slowly on the phone. Contact her at 612 1712337. - Steve Merrill, rincondelcielo [-at-], Todos Santos

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

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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted

Unexpected Cancellation has Created a Vacancy at Casa Calera< With spectacular views of the ocean, hills and town, this beautiful, well-furnished casita is situated in the hills behind the Old Cemetery and is within walking distance of town. Trails just behind the house lead up through the hilly desert and offer plenty of quiet, scenic hiking. Very spacious for two people, adequate for three. Available February 1 to March 12, possibly sooner. - Janet Howey, janethowey [-at-],, 612-169-4252, Todos Santos

House Sitter Wanted - Pescadero, two months starting Jan 26th-March 28th. Water plants, must like cats as we have two. Near San Pedrito point, references. email or call - Sky Nichols, scot0007 [-at-], 6121437563, Pescadero

Single female looking for house sitting position - or small cottage type abode with reasonable rent, in quiet area. Will care for pets, gardens, decorate, sew. I am reliable, capable, honest. Have references. Anywhere between Pescadero and Todos Santos, or beyond. -lunacrest99 [-at-], Pescadero

Semi-long Term Housesitter - Looking to caretake a house Jan - June. I will keep your house clean, dust and bug and critter-free, and the burglars out. I speak Spanish, so I can communicate with your gardener, if necessary, and will be happy to water your plants for you while you´re away. Contact me and we can set up a meeting. - Caroline Benzel, caroline.benzel [-at-], 612 139 4017, Todos Santos

Roommate Needed For House In Cabo Lots of room, use of entire house, lovely ocean view, next to the beach, pool, laundry. Rent is $495 per month bills included and internet. Please contact Louise at 642 1642754 - hdkitoehn [-at-]

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Real Estate For Sale

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Quote of the Day: ": If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. ": Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Community Calendar

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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


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


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


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

Jan. 14 - Grand Opening Party Of Casa Catalina Galeria 7PM to 9PM

Jan. 14 - "Meet the Artist" at Visions Gallery Cafelix

Jan. 14 - Heaven On Earth Open House 3:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Jan. 14 ´The Muxes" Authentic Intrepid Seekers Of Danger - Art Films at Café Brown, 6:30

Jan. 28 "Meet the Artist" at Visions Gallery Cafelix

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

Feb 11 "Meet the Artist" at Visions Gallery Cafelix

Feb. 25 "Meet the Artist" at Visions Gallery Cafelix

March 11 "Meet the Artist" at Visions Gallery Cafelix


Feb. 26, 27 and 28 - Meditation Retreat With Robert Hall at Serendipity B&B in Todos Santos. - Steven Monaco, smridhwan [-at-], 612 157 6087, Baja California Sur


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

Jan. 30 -Tracy Durland Singing Jazz At Cafelix from 7pm-9pm.

Mar 27 - 2010 International Blues and Arts Fiesta, San Felipe. - Rachel Pack, sanfelipebaja [-at-],, 619-230-9933

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

Carving Workshop - workshop from beginers to skilled carvers 10 to 5, at Homero's workshop in el emporio hotel california.

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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