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

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News, Events and Announcements


Reception For Guest Artist - Saturday, January 30th, 2:00 -5:00 P.M.Meet Donna Mattson from Portland, Oregon. Guest artist for the Festival of Arts week. Colorful encaustic paintings. Refreshments. At the Galeria Logan, next to Hotel California. - Jill Logan, jilllogan2001 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-14-50151


Road Conditions - We're OK but cut off. 3 bridges are down north of us and the bridge south of town is out. I'm told the rivers will all be passable today --4X4 only-- if we don't get more rain. Ed. (Ed owns the B&B/Restaurant at the south end of El Rosario before the bridge. Yellow building with flags and says "Starbucks coffee" on the side. Stop in and have a cup of coffee! Cheryl)
This is from the newspapers in Ensenada: there is access road from Ensenada to San Vicente and Vicente Guerrero but Colinia Lazaro Cardenas and San Quintin still close due to the colaps of the Santo Domingo BRIDGE and arroyo. there is no access yet. The Government will past the roads first in order to get water, food and gas to all this communities, some of them have phone service now, but no electricity yet. so all the people who want to North, please be very careful and patient. Josefina Ruiz cell: 011-521-62412-24177

Received 9:30am Monday 1/25/10: The federal police reported this morning that the road may open tomorrow afternoon or early Wednesday morning. However, more rain is expected tomorrow so we will check with them again tomorrow morning. Frito & Sherry (They are in a hotel south of Ensenada waiting to travel south) Courtesy Baja Pony Express


Warning: Driving North - Going North?--Friday 1/22, we had to turn back at Guerro Negro because the road from above there is closed & will remained closed for at least 7 days (if the rain stops) bridges washed away, arroyos flooded and parts of highway washed away) we asked the highway patrol to alert motorists, will see--stopped to tell a few bikers & backpackers-we spent a day traveling & a night lodging--hope this helps some folks out-- Sonny Joe Butts, sonnyjoe [-at-] hotmail.com, 624-14-37178


Baja Road Conditions - As of this afternoon, the roads appear to be open again coming down Highway 1 through Baja California Norte. Bypasses have been built around a number of downed bridges, and some sections of the roadway are one lane due to erosion of the road bed. There is a lot of repair work, but trucks and cars are getting through.

Best to monitor conditions closely tho, as another storm is predicted to hit Baja later this Wednesday night and tomorrow. Additional rain is forecast within the next 36 hours and this will jeopardize the bridge bypasses as the waters rise. This pattern of storms every few days is predicted to continue for the next two weeks. - Alan Thompson, www.bajainsider.com/weather/baja-weather108.htm, Todos Santos


Open House At The Internado Profr. Francisco Cota Moreno Of Todas Santos. - The Internado of Todas Santos, the subject of last year's TS Film Festival, "Rancho Aparte", invites everyone to visit February 5, 12:30 to 2:30 to become acquainted with the children and staff. An equestrian show will be presented, featuring students from the Internado, under the guidance of Kaia Thomson. The film "Rancho Aparte" will be available for viewing. Music and dance entertainment will be provided by the students. Crafts, plants and regional cheese will be offered for sale by the Rancho parents. Students will offer guided tours of the facility. Refreshments provided. Profr. Rodolfo asks that his wish list be included which is: new or working used blenders, refrigerator and washing machine. Also he would appreciate donations any non working small electrical appliances, i.e. radios, fans blenders, irons and so on that can be repaired for their use or sold for the benefit of the Internado. Please come and support our award winning Internado and join the fun - admission free. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 10 05872


Arte Minero - Gem And Mineral Show! Friday and Saturday February 12 and 13 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Cafe Las Palmitas in Pescadero. You are invited to see and enjoy Crystals, Gems, and Fossils. Also; Books, Art, & Silver Jewelry made from unique semi-precious gemstones. Featuring displays of a new "Geo-logic" Art style created to display the natural beauty of exquisite Semi-precious Gemstones set in rare hardwoods native to South Baja. California, Mexico. - Marty Houhoulis, mhouhoulis [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-130-3233 Pescadero


Events This Week
Wed. 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.

Thurs. Jan.28

Meet the Artist at Visions Gallery Cafelix, Donna Billick, mosaic artist

The Muxes Film - 700 P.M. Suggested donation 50 pesos. Café Brown.

Fri. Jan.29

Live Ska Music At Buena Vida will start around 9:30 and go till pretty late - 50p cover charge after 9:00 P.M..
Sat. Jan.30

Reception For Donna Mattson - 2:00 -5:00 at the Galeria Logan, next to Hotel California. - Jill Logan, jilllogan2001 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-14-50151

Sun. 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


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


Road Conditions - Trying to find road conditions from Ensenada to San Ignacio. I will be leaving 27th Jan from Victoria B.C., be in Mex 30th. jrcook1 [-at-] hotmail.com, 2505921302, Canada


Thank You For Your Contribution - in the Manos Magicas part of Noche de Moda. Gloria Marie V. for the magic make up, enchanting hats and mask, Zoe for the beautiful hair styles, the participants, all the MM members for their talent and work, Maureen Woodroe and the owners of casa dracula for their support. And another thanks to Mary and Dominique for their gift of yarns and fabric. Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 10 05872


Recommendation Needed - I would like to have a recommendation of a quality, i.e. qualified, chiropractor in LaPaz. Thanks - Lee Brooks, todos-santos [-at-] wyoming.com


Federales At Airport - Dropped my kids at SJ airport and got stopped by Federales for expired registration. Same for a friend 2 weeks ago even though we HAD current registration. They are watching for that! - Dennis Fleming, denriverman [-at-] aol.com


Looking For Car Rental - We are looking for a large vehicle to rent July 1 - July 21, 2010. It would need to carry four adults and five kids (ages 4 - 8 yrs). - Lori Froese, lorifroese [-at-] yahoo.com


Kombucha Mushroom - I have two or three very large Kombucha Mushrooms that are free to a good home with instructions on how to make the tea. - Rick Plaia, rickplaia [-at-] hotmail.com, 612.178.0000, Todos Santos


Photography Contest In Todos Santos - I heard that there is a photography contest this weekend (end of January) in Todos Santos. Do you have any information? - Erleen Whitney, lwhitneys [-at-] comcast.net


Current Pet Travel Requirements - I seem to remember in the last few months reading in the Onion that there were new Mexican requirements for bringing dogs across the border into Mexico, other than the proof of vacination and health certificate that has always been required. Does anyone know the current requirements? Thanks. - Fred, jones3387 [-at-] gmail.com, 9702425702, United States


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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



Nature Connection Workshop - Would you like to improve your connection with Nature, feel a unity with the source of life? Marina Bonser, Russian born, but now living in northern California has been teaching a three year program for many years and is teaching an Introductory Nature Connection Workshop in Todos Santos on Feb.27, Sat. and Feb.28, Sun. 1 – 3 P.M. Donation: $40.00 (for both) by Feb. 10; after $55.00. Marina uses guided meditation on images of nature which will help you begin to feel the energies in nature, interact with the forests, mountains, lakes and ocean; and harmonize your body , spirit and mind with the universal source. Marina has been gifted with the ability to sense the energies of nature since childhood. She has trained extensively in both Raja and Buddha Yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation. Her PhD is in Education, and she is an experienced instructor in outdoor sports. Please see her web-site and/or talk to me for more information. - Christina Douglas, cdoug1946 [-at-] yahoo.com, www.natureconnectionclub.org, 612-134-1055, Todos Santos


Yoga A Deux & Valentine's Brunch - Yoga a deux in Nature: Enjoy two unforgettable days by the sea, and one star full night with a partner yoga retreat. Included in the retreat is lodging, two partner Yoga and communication classes with Ayesha Estrada, all healthy and delicious meals, stargazing and an extra special treat: friendship brunch for Valentine's with anti-cancer chef Susan Faerber. Live music and poetry. The retreat prince is $1,400 and it includes lodging in comfortable double rooms. $500 pesos extra for single room. Ask for two people 10% discount. You may also just attend the Valentine's brunch for $350 pesos. For reservations contact Ayesha Estrada at (612)128-6712, o Miguel Marquez mobile (612)140-0948 or - Gabriela Flores, gabriela [-at-] ecobaja.com, www.ecobaja.com/47962/19412.html , (612)128-6712, La Paz


Amrit Yoga Classes MWF 9:45 A.M. - Amrit Yoga (a practice of Hatha Yoga) Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:45 am La Arca (previous experience preferred) Contact - Irene Patch, ikp [-at-] boreal.org, 612-149-4332


The Second Seminar In Our Series - Before you build your dream home, learn what you absolutely must know before hand. Permits, contracts, construction, project management, engineering, design etc. This second seminar will be held on Saturday, March 6 at 11:00AM. Reservations necessary. - Sylvia St. Clair, sasinbaja [-at-] yahoo.com, www.bajaarchitect.com, 612-145-0563, Baja California Sur


Art Class: Creat Your Personal Collage - Art Class:“Personal Life Story/Times of My Life Collage” When: Thursday, March 4th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Where: Dondlinger’s in Loony Loop, Los Barriles Instructor: Sherry Duncan from La Paz Cost: $400.00 pesos Limited space so please reserve your spot with payment to Morghan at Juanito's Gardens 124-8071 by Feb 25th In this class you will have fun making a collage for yourself with your own special items, or preserve someone else’s treasures as a gift. Your memories and treasures will be preserved in such a way that you can share with friends for years to come. There are many things you can use for your collage. Some are listed below. Bring what you have to class, however, Sherry will also have some things for you to use. Old or new frames, wooden board for your canvas, glue gun, certificates, letters, pressed flowers, your first license, paints, colored markers, fabrics, beads, rubber stamping, glitter, photos, anything you love and would rather see in your collage than hidden away in some box. For more info on this class you can phone or email - Sherry Duncan, sherryleeduncan [-at-] aol.com, 044-612-128-4411, Los Barriles


Starry Night At Rancho Pescadero - Luis Camarena and daughter Crystal will be offering a talk on cosmology and the upcoming cosmic events on the night of feb the 12th at Rancho Pescadero. Bring chairs and blankets food and drinks will be available at the property, we will observe the sky through our powerfull telescope.
a 10 usd donation is suggested as your contribution to science, we will have a 15 minutes intro and about 2 hours of stargazing. information and reservations at rancho pescadero. Event will be canceled if cloudy two hours prior to event - Luis Camarena, crystalantares [-at-] yahoo.com.mx, 624 17 84658, Pescadero


Look Better, Feel Better. - Yoga with Yani at Hotelito. Small, personalized yoga classes with instructor Janice Kinne. All classes start at 9 am. 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.

6 class certificates now available. Email for more information: yanibaja [-at-] yahoo.com - Janice Kinne, Todos Santos


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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week


Anyone Driving Down From Bay Area That Can Take A Few Small Goods Down? - I have a box about 1 foot by 3 feet that needs to be driven to Todos Santos, also a bag of books. I live in Santa Cruz but could deliver it anywhere in the Bay area. The box has a small wheelbarrow in it. - Penny Brozda, pennybrozda [-at-] mac.com, 831-234-7108, Todos Santos


Airport Ride Calendar

Jan. 30 - Ride Needed From SJD-Todos after 3:00P.M. - mike [-at-] globetv.com, 415 987-2020, Todos Santos

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

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

Ride Available To Loreto - leaving Todos Santos, Fri. Jan. 29 8am, returning Sunday, Feb, 1

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



Café Las Palmitas Y Arte Minero. - Located in Pescadero; 1.5 blocks north (left) from the Pescadero Surf Camp and one block east (uphill) from the Skate Park. Enjoy the beautiful patio garden, homemade food, coffee, Art and free WiFi. We will cook for your special occasion, to order food to go, call Monsy at, 612-130-3233. 044-612-147-4474 - Monsy Houhoulis, monsyh [-at-] gmail.com, Baja California Sur


Monday Is Local's Night At Rancho Pescadero - Monday nights- 100 pesos for Mexican fiesta dinner, a beer or shot of house tequila (or a soda) and a movie- films to be determined as we get closer, but for this week we are looking for a copy of Fast Times at Ridgemont High! Film suggestions welcome at rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero.com but we reserve the right to ignore your bad ideas:) Bring a blanket and/or warm clothing; no snuggies please. Dinner starts at 6PM, showtime at 7PM, home by Baja midnight (ish)! - Christine Isalwaysworking, rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero.com, www.ranchopescadero.com, 612 135 5849


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Music/Entertainment News


Sat, Feb 6 - Corazon Vaquero Showing - You are invited to a DVD showing of Corazaon Vaquero. ¨The Heart of the Cowboy" explores the lives of the famed horsemen of the Last Frontier. They are hidden in the Baja California mountains, living their way of life essentially unchanged for over 300 years. Experience the grace, humor and hospitality of these mountain people.¨ (65 min) This event is a fundraiser for the efforts to Stop the Gold Mine in the Sierra de la Laguna mountains. A portion the proceeds will be donated. Sat, Feb 6, 6:30 pm Cafe Brown - (inside courtyard of Maria Bonita Hotel) Suggested donation: 50 pesos - Susan Holvenstot, cvec17 [-at-] hotmail.com, Todos Santos


Alex And Miguel Return To Los Cabos - We are currently scheduled to perform each Thursday at Havana Supper Club in San Jose until April when we depart once again. We are also beginning tonight our usual concert series in Los Barilles each Fri. and Tue. at Otra Vez restaurant. All shows begin at 8 PM and we'd love to have you there to perform our new material for you.
It's been a hectic year, and it ended with a bit of a dream come true for me, nominated for an award for this year's (Jan. 31) 52nd Annual Grammy Awards through my work with Steve Vai (we released our live concert DVD last Sept. and it has already reached "Gold" status) under the category of "Best Rock Instrumental Performance". The tune is called "Now We Run" and can be viewed at www.youtube.com. There is plenty of other news we can share with you and look forward to seeing you once again. - Alex Depue The Fiddler, www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ7vyFnLvjw


The Muxes Film Again - After a lot of phone calls and personal requests to repeat the presentation of The Documentary"The Muxes" Café Brown will be showing it next Thursday 28 at 700 P.M.. So after you visit the great artist Donna Billick´s "Heaven on Earth Project,come and see the great documentary "The Muxes" Brave seekers of Danger. Suggested donation 50 pesos. Café Brown. - Iker Algorri, iuslegis [-at-] hotmail.com, 14 50813


Friday Live Ska Music At Buena Vida - This Friday we will be bringing back Hot Parrot the Ska band from our New Years Eve party. We will be open for dinner from 5:30-9 and the music will start around 9:30 and go till pretty late. It is a 50p cover charge after 9:00p. If you have any questions please give us a call. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-] gmail.com, 612-348-8178, Todos Santos


Felipe's Retsaurant - The best menu & the best food in baja, live music 6:30 to 9:00: Friday “Howard Goetz & Johnny Walter” and Saturday “Greg Kitchel”. Pescadero, BCS. Km. 61, - Felipe, 612 1303127


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


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


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Misc. For Sale/Wanted


Wanted: Easy Chair - I'm looking to purchase an inexpensive, comfortable, used, easy chair with arms. If you are looking to sell such a piece of furniture, contact the email below. Thanks - , jfwarner [-at-] hotmail.com, Todos Santos


Women's Climbing Gear - Pair of Madrock size 6 climbing shoes for sale for 300 pesos. Moderate use, great condition with a lot of life left in them. Black Diamond women's medium sit harness for sale for 400 pesos. Moderate use, great condition. - Becky, bajabeck [-at-] gmail.com, 612-143-7542, Pescadero


For Sale Propane Stove - 30" GE propane cook stove electronic ignition.very clean. $200.00 - Dale, 145-0690, Todos Santos


Handcrafted Mexican Baby Carriers - The best present for new moms, only $350 pesos. Inquire more information right to your e-mail adress and know all benefits that this carrier gets to baby and mom. Baja Sur distributor, English spoken! Call Alexandra see pictures on craigslist - Alejandra Sierra, loscabosbabies [-at-] gmail.com, 624-161-5355, San Jose Del Cabo


Mini Trampoline Wanted - Looking for a good, used mini trampoline; reasonable price. Call Laurel. - Laurel Taub, todoslaurel [-at-] yahoo.com, 145-0536, Todos Santos


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Vehicles/Boats for Sale


'92 Toyota Camry - - Runs great, reliable transportaion vehicle. Engine and transmission are in good condition. 130k miles, struts needed for any off-road activities. $1,000 USD. - Don Maxcy, Camry92 [-at-] starband.net, Rancho Nuevo


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Employment Wanted/Available


Household Helper Needed - outside Pescadero. Macrobiotic cooking (will train) and other light work, five days / week, 4 - 5 hours / day. Must have own transportation. Spanish-speaking is preferred. - Jane, jasi57 [-at-] juno.com


Todos Santos And Pescadero - Returns to your home without preoccupations, by the house and the maintenance that you have here I speak and understand English fluently, have many American/Canadian friends and clients and can provide these services: house security and property management, general handyman, construction of wood walls, gardening References can be provided upon request. You can reach me by email or phone. - Victor Sossa, lacio31 [-at-] hotmail.com, 6121354870 - 6121328777


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Sales and Services


Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine - even in paradise and magical places, the body sometimes gets out of balance. Acupuncture is a great way to get on the path to well being. Whether the issue is emotional (anxiety, irritability, depression) or physical, acupuncture can help. Want to get free of an addiction (tobacco, alcohol, over-eating)? Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help. From headaches to hot flashes, and from the gripe to GERD, Chinese Medicine has been used effectively. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment. - Jane S, jasi57 [-at-] juno.com, 145-0110 or 612-151-7026


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


Skymed Representative For Todos And Pescadero - Medivac Protection - What would you do if faced with a critical accident or illness while in Baja? Do you know how you could get back home? An emergency air ambulance to the U.S. or Canada can cost tens of thousands of dollars! And in these hard economic times, saving thousands of dollars in the event of an unexpected medical emergency, is more important than ever!". As a SkyMed member, you are transported free! No deductibles, no copays, no claim forms. 100% paid to the destination you designate. SkyMed takes you HOME! For less than a dollar a day, you can have peace of mind!

If you have medivac coverage, (1) does it take you home or to the nearest qualified medical facility, possibly thousands of miles from your home? (2) does it require a copay on your part to pay for the transportation? (3) is there a deductible which could cost you several thousand dollars? Current costs for medivac to the US range from $18,000 to $30,000.

Contact Roxanne Rosenblatt, representative for SkyMed in Todos Santos and Pescadero with any questions or concerns. Call (612) 130-3162 or cel (624) 122-0724 for assistance. - Roxanne Rosenblatt, www.skymed.com/RoxanneRosenblatt/, Pescadero


Airport Shuttle Service - Shuttle service to/from airports in Los Cabos or La Paz to/from Todos Santos, Pescadero, Cerritos. Email for questions or booking. - Brad Kahland, bmkahland [-at-] gmail.com, (044) 612 147 5019, Todos Santos



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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted


Looking For A Roommate -– large house in a beautiful quiet area and gated community in Cabo. Plenty of room, use of entire house and garden, lovely ocean view, next to the beach, pool, laundry, and parking. Rent is $495 per month including bills and wireless internet. Please contact Louise, hjoiejtkkl [-at-] hotmail.com, 624 1642754


House Sitting Position Wanted - Non-smoking couple in late 30s looking for long-term housesitting position in Pescadero/Todos Santos. We are bilingual, clean, and honest. Experienced and handy with excellent references. We have two small bunnies that are litterbox trained and caged. (no smell, no mess, no noise) - Doug Baumann, extranheros [-at-] hotmail.com, 480-650-8934, Pescadero


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Real Estate For Sale


Chili House For Sale, Rent Or Lease Option - The Chili House is 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. Willing to consider a lease with option to buy. Also available for long term rental starting mid to late April. Please visit www.bajawildheart.com for more photos and information. - Leslie Lambert, llambert [-at-] sonic.net, www.bajawildheart.com, 707 696 9064 US- 612 135 3302 MX


Land For Sale By Owner - Four lots in Elias Calles for sale! Each lot is 930M2 or 10,000 sq ft. Located east of the highway, with ocean and mountain views. I own this property and need to sell quickly at US$27,000 each. Property has been surveyed and partially fenced. Maps and photos available on request. - H Manchios, hmanchios [-at-] hotmail.com, 624-108-3379, Elias Calles


Looking For Good Neighbors - Adventurous American couple is building in the most beautiful huerta in the Pescadero area. Area is full of fruit trees, ocean view, quick walking distance to ocean, close to Pemex, and lots of tranquility and breeze. The lots have power and water availability and will take the form of a subdivision with community fence and roads. Easy access from Highway 19 and to Todos Santos. We are the first to build in here and we are searching for some good neighbors who are interested in buying and building in the Baja to help us kick start the project. We are not real estate agents just adventurous people looking for others to share our dream. Mexican.vecino [-at-] gmail.com, 646-125-4868


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Events/Entertainment

Sunday

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
Wednesday

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, Donna Billick, mosaic artist

Jan. 28 - The Documentary"The Muxes" at Café Brown at 700 P.M. Suggested donation 50 pesos. Café Brown. - Iker Algorri, iuslegis [-at-] hotmail.com, 14 50813

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

Jan. 29 Live Ska Music At Buena Vida - open for dinner from 5:30-9 and the music will start around 9:30 and go till pretty late -50p cover charge after 9:00 P.M. Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-] gmail.com, 612-348-8178, Todos Santos

Feb. 5 - Open House At The Internado Profr. Francisco Cota Moreno Of Todas Santos, 12:30 to 2:30

February 12 - Arte Minero - Gem And Mineral Show! - 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M at Cafe Las Palmitas in Pescadero.

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

Feb. 26, 27 and 28 -Amrit Yoga Workshop La Arca, Todos Santos, ikp [-at-] boreal.org612-149-4332

Saturday

Jan. 30 - Reception For Donna Mattson 2:00 -5:00 at the Galeria Logan, next to Hotel California. - Jill Logan, jilllogan2001 [-at-] yahoo.com, 612-14-50151

Sat, Feb 6 - - Corazon Vaquero Showing - ¨The Heart of the Cowboy" explores the lives of the famed horsemen of the Last Frontier. 6:30 pm Cafe Brown - (inside courtyard of Maria Bonita Hotel) Suggested donation: 50 pesos - Susan Holvenstot, cvec17 [-at-] hotmail.com, Todos Santos

Feb. 13 - Arte Minero - Gem And Mineral Show- 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M at Cafe Las Palmitas in Pescadero.

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

Feb. 27 and 28 Nature Connection Workshop in Todos Santos - 1 – 3 P.M. - Christina Douglas, cdoug1946 [-at-] yahoo.com, http://www.natureconnectionclub.org

/b>The Second Seminar In Our Series - Permits, contracts, construction, project management, engineering, design etc. 11:00AM. Reservations necessary. - Sylvia St. Clair, sasinbaja [-at-] yahoo.com

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

Amrit Yoga Classes 9:45 A.M. - Irene Patch, ikp [-at-] boreal.org, 612-149-4332

Tuesdays
Wednesdays

Amrit Yoga Classes 9:45 A.M. - Irene Patch, ikp [-at-] boreal.org, 612-149-4332 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

Amrit Yoga Classes 9:45 A.M. - Irene Patch, ikp [-at-] boreal.org, 612-149-4332 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
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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