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News, Events and Announcements


Todo Ambiente & Brenda Casillas Opening - Todo Ambiente & Brenda Casillas invite you to the Opening of their New Office. Wednesday, January 20, 2010. 5-7 Pm At the corner of Topete & Legaspi - Elena Asencio, Elena [-at-] TodoAmbiente.org, www.todoambiente.org, 612 140 2063, Todos Santos


Agua Vale Mas Que Oro Festival January 27, 2010 - Everyone is invited to come and join us at the Todos Santos “Agua Vale Más Que Oro”(Water is More Important than Gold) Town Festival on Wednesday January 27th from 12:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M. Totally Free! Gathering at the baseball stadium (behind Pemex gas station in town) to walk with a cavalcade of horses, town schools, civil and public sectors to the town plaza. Here children will perform theater, dances, present posters made by them, a “tombola” (raffle) with many prices will take place. The event will then move for final presentations to the auditorium where also multiple performances by music bands from Sinaloa to rock, including Raul Conde de los Huizapoles will happen. Come, enjoy and make a stand for our ecology and the Sierra de la Laguna. This event is sponsored by “Grupo Agua Vale Mas que Oro”. - Gloria Ruenitz, gruenitz10 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-118=3683, Todos Santos


Jan 26-29 Hike In Sierra De La Laguna - This a 4 day hike leaving Tues, Jan 26, 9 am from Santiago, with optional horses/mules to assist with the gear- and a great local guide I used last year. Bring your own gear, and food, tho we will be sharing to some extent as possible. It is hard slog, (so best to have some backpacking experience, and be in good shape), but it´s very interesting and very beautiful. I did it last year, and found it incredible, pine and oak eco-system, and more water from the Santiago side. I´m in Todos Santos, don't have a phone, but check my emails every other day or so. - Susan Holvenstot, cvec17 [-at-] hotmail.com, Todos Santos


Last Chance - to see or buy the lovely quilt made by the women of Manos Magicas this Saturday, the 23rd, at the Noche de Moda at La Esquina. It will be auctioned to the highest bidder. A sample of the many items made by the group will be on display. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 10 05872


Events This Week
Wed. Jan.20

Todo Ambiente & Brenda Casillas Opening - 5:00 -7:00 P.M. At the corner of Topete & Legaspi - Elena [-at-] TodoAmbiente.org, www.todoambiente.org, 612 140 2063

Sat. Jan.23

The Fashion Show - at 6:00 P.M. at La Esquina

Seminar On Custom Remodeling, - 10:00 A.M, Sylvia St.Clair, sasinbaja [-at-] yahoo.com, www.bajaarchitect.com, 612-145-0563

Sun. Jan.24

Veterinarian Dr. Tomas in T.S. - email for appointment time and directions - Marie-Rose Hagen - mhagen [-at-] shaw.ca

Exploring the Origination of Todos Santos Ground Water - 1:00 to 6:00 P.M. Casa Bentley, 99 Calle Pilar y Avenido Hidalgo


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Comments, Questions and Answers


Pescadero Warning - The farmers just North and South of the Tequilla Factory are putting poison out again for the dogs. Be very careful when walking them not to allow them in the fields. Keep them in a confined area if the run free. - c.b.thomas [-at-] hotmail.com, Pescadero


World Class Garage Sale At La Canada Del Diablo A Huge Sucess - Thanks to the fine organizational skills of Pam Cobb, this year's Garage Sale at La Canada del Diablo was a great success. There were an estimated 300 people who turned out for the sale, and both buyers and seller walked away happy. You will find some of the same vendors at the Farmer's Market held at La Canada del Diablo every Saturday from 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Thanks to all of you who participated in the sale and a special thanks to Pam for all of the hard work she did to make it all happen. - Barbara Perkins, barbara_perkins [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-14-00069


Seeking Maureen Woodrow - if anyone has contact info for Maureen, please let me know. - Jane Sipe, jasi57 [-at-] juno.com


Passport Photos - You can make your own online at: http://www.epassportphoto.com/ Be sure to put high quality photo paper in your inkjet before printing. Courtesy Baja Pony Express


Where's Morena? - Does anyone know what happened to Morena, the lovely woman who has a hair-cutting salon located right behind Dr. Franzoni's office? We've been getting our haircuts there for the past 3 years, but her salon hasn't been open in more than 6 weeks now. We'd like to find her, both to get a haircut and to be sure everything is OK with her. - Mary, myshoff [-at-] yahoo.com, Pescadero


Panga Fishing Todos Santos - Trying to get in touch with someone who might connect me with a panga owner willing to take out gringos for sport fishing from the fishing beach. Does anyone have an email for someone who might help? Thanks! - Fred, jones3387 [-at-] gmail.com, 9702083009, United States


Printed XIII Arts Festival Schedule In English And Spanish Available - Printed XIII Arts Festival schedule in English and Spanish is available at Tecolote bookstore and the Cultural Centre. 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, Polynesian and African dance shows and much more. Plan your week checking the events schedule in our website - Heriberto Parra Hake, hparra [-at-] prodigy.net.mx, www.todossantoscultura.com, 612 117 3945, Todos Santos


Announcing New Todos Santos Website - The Patronato del Teatro M. Márquez de León, A.C. is proud to present his website in English and Spanish. In this site you'll find information on the theater, cultural center, arts festival as well as Todos Santos history, prominent people, sites of interest and most important, the cultural agenda where you'll find the cultural events, the Todos Santos fiestas all year around and how to find the cultural spaces. And lots of beautiful pictures on several picture galleries. Enjoy. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed. - Heriberto Parra Hake, hparra [-at-] prodigy.net.mx, www.todossantoscultura.com, 612 117 3945


Marriage In Mexico - We need honest concise info regarding getting married in Mexico. We have heard you have to submit your paperwork from Mex to the US in order to make the marriage legit in the states. We don't care if we are legit in the states, and we don't know where to go in order to get the necessary paperwork to get married (we're in Pescadero) Anyone that has the facts, please email asap. Muchas gracias! - ljalta [-at-] yahoo.com, Pescadero


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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. 28 - 8am to noon
Cost: $60 USD for food and venue. For registration and more info: contact - Steven Monaco, smridhwan [-at-] gmail.com, 612 157 6087, Baja California Sur


New Creativity Workshops For Children (4-12 Years Old) "the Magical World Of Art" At Centro Cultural - Bring your children for an integral learning experience of the Arts that combines Creative Writing, Role Playing and other Imagination Games (Storytelling with multiple endings, etc.) with a Fun introduction and practice of the Plastic Arts, where kids get to make the characters they invent into Paintings, Sculptures, and other crafts. Everyday a new experience for children 4-12 years old! Two instructors: a published author and a professional artist with great experience in creativity workshops for children (see About The Instructors on the blog address below).

Enroll at 145 0483, or Cell. (612)136 1642 with Jaime and Cristina. or email below. Workshops are in English: Monday thru Friday, from 4 to 6:30pm at the Children Library in Centro Cultural Todos Santos, at Calle Benito Juarez (two blocks from Hotel California). All materials included: One day workshop: 10 USD, three days days: 25 USD, five days: 40 USD (3 and 5 days sign ups can be used in non-consecutive days), One month: 120 USD. Bring your child any day of the week to start having great fun with the arts! - Jaime Romero, elmagicomundodelarte [-at-] gmail.com, www.elmagicomundodelarte.blogspot.com, (612)136-1642, Todos Santos



Amrit Yoga Workshop - Liberate Your Life - It is not what you are that holds you back, but what you think you are not. Join Kamini Desai in her 3rd Annual Baja Workshop and dive deep into an experience of yourself unhindered by limits, blocks or fears. February 26-28, 2010, La Arca, Todos Santos Friday 7-9 pm Saturday: 9-12 and 1:30-4:30 Sunday: 9-12 Tuition: $150 whole weekend, Friday only: $40, Saturday only: $120, Sunday only: $60 To Register: ikp [-at-] boreal.org, 612-149-4332 -


New Art Class In La Paz - Every Wednesday, From 9am to 12 Noon, starting January 27 to April 28th Location: Casa De la Cultura, Madero #825, Cross St. - Salvatierra y Torre Iglesias in La Paz. Casa de la Cultura is a gorgeous location for this class that will be taught in two parts by Sherry Duncan and Fransisco Merino. The first hour and a half (1 1/2) will be Classical Figure drawing with a live model, taught by Sherry who has taught this class numerous times over the years. Various lighting techniques and materials such as pencil, pastel and charcoal will be used. If you have a large sketch pad and drawing materials please bring them to your first class, however if you don't have them, Sherry will bring all materials for the first class and will give you a list of materials you will need for your next class. Easels will be provided for both classes. At the end of this class you will feel confident in drawing figures.

The second part is also one and a half hours (1 1/2) of Contemporary Painting with Famous Fransisco Merino, longtime La Paz Artist. Fransisco is known for his marvelous creative painting style and different use of materials. In this class you will be using oils and acrylics and will focus on a new approach of opening your mind enough to loosen up and conquer your fears by trying new and creative ways of painting. There will be many varied and important demonstrations with the possibility of doing some plien aire painting. Cost for 3 hours per week is $280 pesos. You only pay for weeks you are in attendance. Supplies can be purchased for 30% discount. Please join us in this very important, exciting and excellent class we would love to have you! For further information call Sherry Lee at 122-8450 or 128-4411 or email at sherryleeduncan [-at-] aol.com, or Fransisco at 044 612 140 0529. - Sherry Duncan, sherryleeduncan [-at-] aol.com, 612-122-8450, La Paz


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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week


Airport Ride Monday January 25 - Ride needed to Cabo airport Jan. 25th for a 1:00 P.M. flight for two nice people and carry on luggage only. Will pay for gas. - lshanbrom [-at-] snet.net, 6121020938


Feb 4 To And/or From SJC Airport - I´m meeting a friend Feb 4, 6:00 P.M. arrival in San Jose airport. Could use a ride one person down from TS, and/or two people back to Todos Santos. Will pay gas. No phone, I check email as often as possible. Gracias - Susan Holvenstot, cvec17 [-at-] hotmail.com, Todos Santos


Feb 11 Seeking Ride From SJD To Pescadero - Need ride from the airport on Feb. 11; flight arrives at 1:50. Drop off in Pescadero. One person, two bags. - , djwelch609 [-at-] gmail.com


Driving North To San Diego - Have room for one person. Leaving January 26-28 from Todos Santos. - Alex Mood, alexmbcs [-at-] yahoo .com


Airport Ride Calendar

Jan. 25 - Ride needed to Cabo -1:00 P.M. flight - , lshanbrom [-at-] snet.net, 6121020938

Jan. 27 - Ride Needed From Cabo to TS- -Pat O'connellpatoc [-at-] sonic.net, 707 823.9082

Jan. 29 - Ride Needed From SJDC Airport to Todos Santos- Alan Thompson, alan [-at-] baja1.com

Feb 4 -To And/or From SJC Airport - 6:00 P.M. arrival, one person down from TS, and/or two people back to Todos Santos. - Susan Holvenstot, cvec17 [-at-] hotmail.com, Todos Santos

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

Feb 11 - Need ride from airport to Pescadero flight arrives at 1:50. One person, two bags. - djwelch609 [-at-] gmail.com

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

March 8 - from TS to SJD. Must be at the airport before 4 P.M. One person. - Mela Pyper, mela [-at-] netidea.com


Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

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

Driving North To San Diego - Have room for one person. Leaving January 26-28 from Todos Santos. - Alex Mood, alexmbcs [-at-] yahoo .com

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

Ride/caravan To Bay Area Or Southern California - early Feb around the 6th - Leslie Lambert, llambert [-at-] sonic.net, 612 135 3302 MX 707 696 9064 US

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

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



Announcing The Grand Opening Of The Zen Garden Café - Asian Fusion Chinese Food - OK, you've probably all been wondering what we've been busy doing behind that wall for the last several months...

You are cordially invited to join us and come see for yourselves during the Grand Opening Celebration of the all-new Zen Garden Café this Friday, January 22nd, from 6:00pm to 9:30 pm. This Friday only, get our special Grand Opening price of only 80 pesos including a drink.

The Zen Garden Café offers an original menu of quality Asian Fusion Chinese Food in a beautiful setting complete with Asian fountain, lighting and landscaping. Come and enjoy great food in a beautiful, unique place with reasonable prices. The Zen Garden Café is located on the East side of Blv. Degollado past the Super Mercado Del Sol as you head south of Todos Santos toward los Cabos. Look for our sign over the arched door.

The Zen Garden Café accepts reservations, or you can order food to go from our fabulous menu. Please call 612 145 1088. - ninac [-at-] webportdata.com, www.zengardencafe.org, 612 145 1088, Todos Santos


Super Bowl Sunday Feb 7th - The Sandbar will be hosting our annual Super Bowl Party-- featuring our famous $1.00 Tacos, Happy Hour 2 for one beer and well drinks til kick off--drink prizes awarded every game quarter and this year--we will be featuring a raffle for a beautiful collectible 70's styled surf board ($50p per ticket)-the winner to be announced at the end of the game. The proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid in the recovery of the people of Haiti. As usual, Helen will be bringing her festive party favors and unique fun to make this the place to be on game day. Come down during the playoffs and view this unique board, place your bets and join our efforts to make a small contribution to a big cause. Game day, open at noon. - Helen Bay, helenbayphotography [-at-] verizon.net, www.sandbarbaja.com, 612 158 9241-Gabe, Todos Santos


Superbowl Sunday Party At Buena Vida 3:00pm - We will be showing the Super Bowl on our Huge projected screen as well as on the flat screen behind the bar this Sunday. We will be offering a special Super bowl menu of Chicken Wings by the pound, Leon's house made beef chili, and my homemade brownies and ice-cream. We will be opening at 3:00PM This Sunday! Don't miss it! It will be fun and delicious as always!!! There are no reservations just first come first serve. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-] gmail.com, 612-348-8178, Todos Santos


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Music/Entertainment News


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


Baja Dogs - Please vote today and every day until April 18 for Baja Dogs in the Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge, just go to the web site below and in the Search box, enter Baja Dogs and Mexico, then hit search and vote as directed. Your daily votes are needed to help us win one of their many Animal Resuce Grants. We came in second in the International category last time, just a few votes out of the money, so please, vote now and vote often! Thanks, Sheryl Proud supporter of Baja Dogs Owner/moderator of La Paz Gringos - www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3 Courtesy La Paz Gringos


Meet Girdie Girl - once again another lost, starving but happy puppy found her way to us. She is doing great after weekly vet visits, baths and eating like a horse. She is four months old and has an incredibly playful personality. we are going to keep her healthy and get all the necessary shots to travel to the states or stay here. Girdie needs a good home. Please give us a ring to stop by and see this cute girl!! my Mexico # is 612-133-5531 - Terri Mcintosh, terrimc56 [-at-] comcast.net, 707-320-2661


Sweetest Puppy Anywhere Needs Home! - A few days ago an adorable little puppy started hanging out outside our rented casita. She is clearly homeless, and yet is one of the coolest dogs I have ever met. She has big brown eyes, and a nice golden brown coat with black trim. She is gentle, affectionate, playful, and also very mellow - not hyper. Elegant proportions. A fast learner, (she already knows sit and stay, and is great with my four year old daughter.) I am so impressed with her, I would bring her home to NYC myself, except we already have one dog in a small apartment. I've already taken her to the vet -- she is five months old, 8 kilos, has been immunized and is generally healthy. I've arranged for her to be spayed next week -- so, if you have been considering adopting a dog, and would like to bring a sweet little soul into your life -- she is ready to go!! (We've been calling her HoneyPenny.) Please e-mail or call, I can't keep her here for long. THANK YOU! - Ann Pibal, annpibal [-at-] earthlink.net, 6121441656 or 6121441672, Todos Santos


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-] me.com, (624) 141-6121 or (619) 851-4959, Baja California Sur


Los Barriles Vet Clinic - Amigos veterinary clinic in los barriles is now open Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri., best to come in the morning around 10-11:30 am. no phone so no appointments, first come first served. amigos veterinary clinic is loosely associated (same partners) with los cabos animal medical center which has a complete idexx dog/cat blood chemistry machine, diagnostic xray and ultrasound. - Jorge Bravo Mzv, Los Barriles


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Misc. For Sale/Wanted


Accolades For Local Author - Of Joanna Hershon´s third novel, The German Bride, The Kirkus Reviews writes "At once lyrical and heartbreaking, a beautifully written tale of small sufferings and redemptions." Now available in paperback, The German Bride can be found at El Tecolote Bookstore along with Joanna's first two novels, which were equally well reviewed.

And don't forget - we pay cash for your used paperbacks in good condition. - Janet Howey


Guitar Wanted - Pescadero area: Have you a 12 string guitar in good condition you're not playing anymore and would like another person to be its custodian? Price to be reasonable. Neck must be straight, no buzzy strings. Will consider a wide-neck nylon string 6-string if no 12s around. skejam [-at-] hotmail.com - Jim Skelton, skejam [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-134-8280, Pescadero


Canning Jars - Looking for canning jars in good shape. 1/2 pints and pints. - Sheri Van, cabosheri [-at-] yahoo.com, San Jose Del Cabo


(still) Waiting For C F E Need Basic Solar System - I am looking to rent buy or borrow the most basic solar system possible. I have been being told tomorrow or next week by the commission of electricity here for a couple months now. My motor home has propane fridge/stove and hot water so I don't think I need much (I know nothing about solar electricity) Advise is also appreciated. Thanks everyone - Carmen Addario, carmenaddario [-at-] hotmail.com, 6241353078


Washer/Dryer Stack - Frigidaire: Heavy Duty-Extra Large Capacity-2 Speed Combinations-3/4 HP Motor- White with Blue Trim.-220 Volt Dryer-Like New (less than 100 hours). $500 US.In Pescadero 624-135-3679 - David Ballard, davidballard [-at-] yahoo.com, 624-135-3679, Pescadero


26' Sunnybrook Trailer And Solar System, Lot In Las Tunas - aluminum frame,slide out,A/C,furnace,20' awning,jackknife couch,sleeps six,walk around queen master, 2 doors, rebuilt fridge, great shape, 2 T50 six volt batteries, perfect for Baja; 6,500. Also available, two 115 watt panels,BlueSky controller, Xantrex 1800 watt inverter sinewave; 2,500. Also, 1500 meter property on the ridge near the Blue Tractor in Las Tunas, mountain and ocean views, bodega, septic, outside bathrooom, solar powered water system, muchas plantas; 99,000. All USD. Email for photos.- daiksan [-at-] yahoo.com, Todos Santos


Miscellaneous For Sale - lounger/beach chair (plastic,white), 2 lawn chairs (plastic,white), stand fan, TV (Sharp), DVD/VHS player (Sony) - , bajavisions [-at-] yahoo.com, Todos Santos


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Vehicles/Boats for Sale


2002 Ford Expedition - Eddie Bauer Sport Utility 4x4. 95,000 miles excellent condition, U.S. plates. - Mr. Guillen, xb_lcg [-at-] hotmail.com


Brand New ATV - check this ad for pics + more info - Carmen, carmenaddario [-at-] hotmail.com, bajasur.en.craigslist.com.mx/mcy/1551640913.html, 6241353078


Run, Don't Walk- Jump into your green machine dune buggy. Smile as you turn heads driving past the Hotel California. Almost $10k invested was $7,000 now reduced to $5,000 USD, firm. Small price for years of excitement and pleasure. - Chuck Cimino, carlosylina [-at-] hotmail.com, (612) 145-0562, Todos Santos


Ford Explorer - 1993, 4WD, 6 Cyl, good tires, great off road vehicle, US$ 1800 - bajalife [-at-] yahoo.com, Todos Santos


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Employment Wanted/Available


House Cleaning In Pescadero/los Cerritos - Maria Cruz Salgado is now living in Pescadro and is offering her cleaning services. I highly recommend her. She is responsible, honest, understands English, and is young and energetic. She also has her own car and after knowing where you live will come on her own to your house.Her cell phone # is 612 1712337. Speak slowly as it is harder to understand on the phone just as it for us in Spanish - Steve Merrill, rincondelcielo [-at-] seatosierra.org


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Sales and Services


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



Massage Now Offered At Heartsease In Todos Santos - We are pleased to announce that we have opened a massage room at the back of Heartsease, our all natural soap and skincare store located in the Casa Blanca. We have certified professional massage therapists who offer a number of services including Swedish massage, Lomilomi massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki, Hot Stone and LaStone. Open every day. Evening appointments also available. - Gwen Mcdonald, 612 118 8002


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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted


Housesitting Position Wanted - Non-smoking couple in late 30s looking for long-term housesitting position in Pescadero. We are clean, neat and honest. We are bilingual and used to life in foreign countries. We have excellent references and have many years experience in caring for vacation rental property. We have 2 small bunnies that are litterbox trained and caged. (no smell, no mess, no noise) - Doug Baumann, extranheros [-at-] hotmail.com, US 480-463-7596, Pescadero


Reduce Your Stress - Enjoy a carefree vacation at the "West Wing". We can make it happen. Look at: vrbo.com -- property number 119676 - Chuck Cimino, carlosylina [-at-] hotmail.com, (612) 145-0562, Todos Santos


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Real Estate For Sale


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Quote of the Day: ": About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. ": Herbert Hoover (1874 - 1964)


Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week

Events/Entertainment

Sunday

Jan. 24 - Veterinarian Dr. Tomas in T.S. email for appointment time and directions. - Marie- Rose Hagen, mhagen [-at-] shaw.ca

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

Jan. 31 - Save Las Praderas Reservoir - Casa Bentley, 99 Calle Pilar y Avenido Hidalgo (below the church) casa.bentley [-at-] yahoo.com, 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-] hotmail.com, artistsoftodossantos.com, 145 05 86, Todos Santos

Monday

Feb. 8 to 14 -Mandala Dance Retreat maricelha [-at-] yahoo.com, www.tsegyalgarwest.org, Cell: 6241821284

Tuesday

Jan 26-29 - Four day hike In Sierra De La Laguna leaving at 9:00 a.m. from Santiago,- Susan Holvenstot, cvec17 [-at-] hotmail.com, Todos Santos


Wednesday

Jan. 20 - Todo Ambiente & Brenda Casillas Opening 5:00 -7:00 P.M. At the corner of Topete & Legaspi - Elena [-at-] TodoAmbiente.org, www.todoambiente.org, 612 140 2063

Jan. 27 - Todos Santos “Agua Vale Más Que Oro”(Water is More Important than Gold) Town Festival on Wednesday January 27th from 12:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M. Gathering at the baseball stadium (behind Pemex gas station in town) walk to the town plaza then move to the auditorium.

Feb. 3 -Detoxification Workshop & Organic Lunch -- Serendipity -- 11 AM - 2 PM -- wwwjump4life.com.mx, 624 161 0294

Thursday

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

Feb. 4 - First Annual Todos Santos Juried Photography Show. Visions Gallery at Cafelix. Reception at 5:30PM. - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-] earthlink.net, 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

Friday

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

Saturday

Jan. 23 - 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

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

Feb. 27 - The 7th Annual Fur Ball, 5:00 P.M. at Hotel California. Tickets at Hotel California, El Tecolote Bookstore, Canada del Diablo, and La Esquina

Mar 27 - 2010 International Blues and Arts Fiesta, San Felipe. - Rachel Pack, sanfelipebaja [-at-] gmail.com, www.bluesandarts.com, 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, www.cabomil.com.mx
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
Sundays

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

CaboMil Happy Hour - 6 :00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Radio 96.3 FM, In English. Listen via computer, www.cabomil.com.mx
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
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
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, 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

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.

Enrichment Program for 3-8 year olds - 9am-11am in Las Tunas, - Tracy Monk Durland, mazytronk [-at-] hotmail.com, 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, 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
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-] yahoo.com, 612 161 4165, 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
Mondays

Yoga - Rancho Pescadero - 9:00 AM - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero.com, www.ranchopescadero.com, 612.135.5849

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

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
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
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

Wednesdays

Yoga - Rancho Pescadero - 9:00 AM - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero.com, www.ranchopescadero.com, 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
Thursdays

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-] 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

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

Yoga - Rancho Pescadero - 9:00 AM - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero.com, www.ranchopescadero.com, 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
Saturdays

Yoga - Rancho Pescadero - 9:00 AM - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero.com, www.ranchopescadero.com, 612.135.5849

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

Plein Air Painting Class - Landscape painting classes - Marsha Dahlquist, maraquist [-at-] hotmail.com, 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.

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

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