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

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News, Events and Announcements

Charles Chandler Benefit Slide Show In La Paz - Feb. 18, Thursday, photography slide show: Charles Chandler presents a slide show and video of his Baja works. The presentation is at 7 P.M. in the Sala de Conciertos de la Ciudad de La Paz (the concert hall of the state music school, the Escuela de Música del Estado). This is a benefit for the music school. Tickets, which cost $75 pesos, can be purchased at the door or in advance at the music school or from Se Habla, La Paz language school. The presentation features a slide show of Baja aerial photographs and two short segments of mainly time-lapse video: "One day in La Paz" and "One Day in La Ventana. To see samples of Chandlers striking aerial photographs and to learn more about the photographer, visit his website at - Juli Goff, info [-at-],, 122-7763

Art Exhibit - Join us for the inaugural art exhibit at Casa Dracula, featuring the paintings of Eric Durazo, Thur. Feb. 4, at 6:00 P.M. Gallery open by appointment through the month of Feb. - Eric Durazo, durazodesigns [-at-], 612-143-1538, Todos Santos

Moroccan Night Scholarship Fundraiser At La Esquina - Feb 20 -Fundraiser for Escuela Paci­fica at La Esquina, Dinner 6-8:30, Dance Party 8:30 til close. - ,, Todos Santos

Annual Hog Loreto Rally Feb 25-28 - The annual HOG(Harley Owners Group) ride to La Paz and Loreto will take place Feb 25-28, 2010. Over 50 riders will depart from the Harley bar in the Cabo marina on the morning of Thursday, Feb 25 and ride up the East Cape with several scenic stops along the way. The group will receive a police escort through the Malecon of La Paz and attend a fiesta with La Paz HOG members. On Friday the group expands to about 100 riders as they head to Loreto. Once again they will receive a police escort through the streets of Loreto and attend a reception hosted by the mayor. Several activities are planned for Saturday and on Sunday the group heads back to Cabo. For more info visit our web site - Bob Pearsall, bobscabo [-at-],, 624-168-2242, Cabo San Lucas

Events This Week
Thurs. Feb. 4

Todos Santos' First Annual Juried Photo Show - Gala party at 5:30 PM, Visions Gallery. Music provided by jazz vocalist Tracy Durland.

Art Exhibit at Casa Dracula - featuring the paintings of Eric Durazo, 6:00 P.M.

Fri. Feb. 5

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

Sat. Feb. 6

Corazon Vaquero Showing - 6:30 pm Cafe Brown

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Great Mechanic To Recommend - We have just had another great experience with Miguel, an expert mechanic in La Paz, who is happy to come down to the Todos/Pescadero area to do work as well. He has totally dialed in and cleaned our Subaru outback which had a check engine light on. His prices are unbeatable; he is honest and kind. He lent us his car to do errands while he worked on ours. He speaks English very well as he was a mechanic in San Diego for years. He's back and forth to the states to see his kid and can bring stuff down periodically. His number is 612 118 6673. Enjoy! Chloe and Liam - Chloe Conger, liamandchloe [-at-]

Mountain Bike Single Track In Las Tunas - I found several miles of great single track and some more that needs a little clearing. A few rocks and shrubs. Kudos to whoever cleared the bottom part. If anyone is interested meet me at the blue tractor 8:30 Friday morning. Slime or some kind of thorn protection is recommended. - Michael Scannell, daiksan [-at-], 612 143 3504

Re. Scan Package For Inner Mexico Mailing - The reason you need to go to customs is because we are in a "free zone". You can also take your packages to La Paz and pass them through customs there. I send all of my package from La Paz but I never use the postal service. Multipack, Estafeta, Red pack and UPS all service the mainland with quick, inexpencive, and reliable service. This is not always true with the post office. In La Paz Customs (Aduana)is found 3 blocks south of Forajdores on 5 de Febrero. Left hand side. Take your package open, with tape. They will check it ask you to close it and then stamp it. This service is free. You then can take it to which ever postal service you like. Hope this helps, Daphna -Arte La Xoma artelaxoma [-at-], 145-0608

Orchids Por Favor - Does anyone know where I can purchase specialty orchids in Baja? - Bobbi Mcelravey, bobbimc1 [-at-], 530-613-6199US, Elias Calles

Air Conditioning - Mini Splits - I am looking to put air conditioning into my casita in Pescadero. I am looking for information for an installer and or units installed. Has anyone recently put in? Did you purchase in La Paz or CSL. Thanks Brian - Brian Knott, elskel [-at-], 949-422-2090

Airport Parking - I've located a different car storage option that could be considered for the convenience of having the car at the San Jose airport. It's a walled compound that has an auto shop that is honest. He speaks good English. It's $40.00 per month and that is guaranteed for four years. Monthly is ok if you are in the US for summer. This includes pick up and delivery at no charge, I give a small tip. If you fly in or out on Sunday there is an extra charge as he is closed and likes to be with his family. If he has to leave them, he charges us extra and takes them out to dinner. For a one time fee of $200.00 he will build covered parking for us. Also because it's a shop, it would be easy to have any maintenance or repair issues dealt with while we're gone. His name is Ivan Enriquez, and his numbers are 624-121-3557 and 624 126-4883. - Roy Stock, roy [-at-],

Road From Tecate south Of Ensenada - Any new news about the road conditions from Tecate and south of Ensenada? Muchas gracias! Please email ljalta [-at-],

Bridges Out In Northern Baja - I drove from San Diego to Todos Santos Jan. 25-26, and I can report that at that time major bridges were washed out in San Vicente, Vicente Guerrero, and El Rosario. I drove two rivers in my Ford Explorer 4x4 and paid 200P for tractor tow across the other. Efforts were brewing to bybass the bridges with earthen works but I can't report on results. Also, resultant gas shortages in Central Baja. Santa Rosalia Ferry is a good option! - Brad Kahland, bmkahland [-at-]

Just Drove Down From San Diego. - Piece of cake. All clear. - Sylvia St.clair, Baja California Sur

Theft Warning - We had our battery stolen from our car this weekend. We are guests at Las Casitas and our car was parked directly in front of our casita and the entrance gate. The car was locked. - Karen Alvarado, tootsiebiggirl [-at-], Todos Santos

Thinking Of Building? - First take time to know our community and the sensitive environmental conditions of our area. Please, no building on the dunes or in the oasis areas; no vehicles on the dunes or beaches (which is against Mexican federal laws). Help us preserve the natural beauty of Southern Baja California. ARTOSAN A.C., a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of the arts and preservation of the environment. - , Todos Santos

Gasoline Situation In TS And Area - Last year I did a extensive research project into whether we were getting what we paid for at the various Pemex stations in TS, Pescadero, La Paz, Cabo, and Los Bariles. Two things got me started; One was a comment by a lady in TS as to the poor fuel economy she was getting. The other was a the stations at La Paz Los Bariles and north of El Centenario which advertised "Litros completos" as something special. I realized that a fast and accurate and repeatable method was to buy "veinte litros" and then to weigh it with a good quality digital bathroom scale I had. Some research indicated that 20 litres in my plastic gas can should weigh very close to 34.5 lbs on my scale. Last years test verified that the station that were advertising "Litros Completos" in fact were!!! And all the stations in there area were to (no surprise really). The Ejido gas station just north of TS was only a little "light" at about 4-5%. The station in TS was the most light varying from 18% to about 9% and averaging about 12%. To put this in context, if they did 200 sales of 50 litres each it would amount to about US$1,000,000.00 over a 3 year period of "extra profit" to the station franchisee. Pescadero was less ambitious at about 9% light (both pump islands were the same. It is educational when you realize that every station has a carefully calibrated test tube to verify there pump's accuracy. There is a certain station in LaPaz that delivers "litros completos y pocito mas" and my test verifies this claim of there's.

Anyway this year I decided to see what the situation was. was pleased to see that the station north of TS in fact now delivers "litros completos" (right about 34.4-34.5 lbs) The station in town seems to be at about 9% light. Interestingly the same as Pescadero. If they did the same 200 sales of 50 litres each it would take more than 4 years to achieve US$1,000.000.00 in extra profit. In the current economic situation that is not likely. Anyway i hope you find this entertaining. What pleased me the most is exposing this can cause a change is illustrated by the station north of TS and the stations in La Paz that all seem to be spot on. -
The author of this article has asked to be anonymous.

Wanted - Fashion Show Photos - Did you take some good photos of the Fashion Show we had at La Esquina? If so, can you please send them to me? I would greatly appreciate it. We had a great time and I want to thank you all for attending and supporting all of our local creative women and making it such a great success! - Joella Corado, joellacorado7 [-at-], Baja California Sur

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Meetings, Classes and Workshop Announcements

Master Level Exercises Psychocalisthenics®, February 22-26 - Simple exercises/Master benefits. No prerequisites required. Psychocalisthenics combines pranayama, calisthenics and Hatha Yoga in a 15-20 minute workout which produces a flash of vital energy through all of the muscles, organs, glands and tissue resulting in complete revitalization. It is easy to learn. Exercises can be adapted to compensate for any specific body/health concerns that you may have, e.g. knees, backs, necks, etc. The series will be taught over 5 consecutive days. Once learned, you will be able to practice on your own taking 15-20 minutes to complete the series. Master Level Exercise book, videotape, DVD, and practice charts are commercially available: click on store at Samples available in class.

Place: La Arca
Time: 3:30-4:45 PM
Date: Feb. 22-26
Come and try the first class FREE before signing up for the week.
Tuition: $650 pesos, repeats $65 pesos/class
Arica® and Psychocalisthenics® are registered trademarks, Certified instructor - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-],, 044-612-157-6088

Sample Class Of New Creativity Workshops In English For Children 4-12 Yrs Old. Bring Your Parents - A sample class will be given this Friday Feb. 5th, 5 P.M., at Café Brown (Inside Hotel Maria Bonita). Children and their parents can join and experience the fun of learning the arts in a game oriented atmosphere, taught by two great artists and experienced children instructors. Discounts will be available to sign up for upcoming workshops (new workshops for children at Centro Cultural Todos Santos starting Monday Feb. 8th, small groups-limited availability). - Jaime Romero Robledo, elmagicomundodelarte [-at-],, 612-1361642, Todos Santos

Iinerant Astronomy In Los Barriles - On Feb 14th we will be holding another cosmology conferences and stargazing at Hotel Los Pescaderos in Los Barriles BS, we will meet at 7:00 P.M. in the hotel and have a small conference. Then after a short time we will walk to the assigned area to stargaze and enjoy a couple of hours watching the sky through our powerful telescope. Bring chairs and blankets since it could be windy. Drinks and food are available at the hotel. $10 U.S, per person will be suggested as your contribution to science. Reservations required call the hotel or send an E mail. See you there, Luis and Crystal Antares Camarena - crystalantares [-at-], 624 17 84658

Zumba - Zumba at 8:00 A.M.. has moved from the stadium to the mutualista.

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. Location: La Arca, Todos Santos. Time: 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: Irene Patch at ikp [-at-], 612-149-4332

Earth Godess Day - Come and enjoy an awesome day with Kitzia Danel at the Buena Fortuna Gardens! Tropical fruit facials, hair rinses, love infused diet tips, Biodance exercises and Afrodita's meditation. All you need to take home a tropical spa routine to rejuvenate and revitalize. Sunday February 7th in La Ribera, BCS at 11 am. $450 p. Includes personal treatment. Organic gourmet vegetarian meal available at $ 100 p. per person. Botanical Tour available at 9 am with Gabriel Howearth $ 100 pesos. Please reserve your space. - Kitzia Danel, luz.holistica [-at-], 624 1683225, La Ribera

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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week

You Can Sit In Our Truck To The Airport - We're going to the Cabo airport on the morning of February 10th. We will be full coming back, but would love to bring one person (and we should have lots of room in the truck bed) with us to the airport. We will be leaving from Todos Santos and making a short stop to check out some pottery on the way down. If that helps let me know? Scott carusosc [-at-], -

Need Ride To SJD Airport On Feb 5 - two people with carry on luggage. - Lori Oliver, oliverlori [-at-], 612-134-9951

Need Ride To SJD From TS Feb. 7 - Must be at airport by 11 A.M. One person , one bag. - Gloria Ruenitz, gruenitz10 [-at-], 612-118-3683, Todos Santos

Need ride To SJD Feb 17th - from Todos Santos. One person, computer backpack and one small bag. Depart 3:30 Alaska Airline. Gas & lunch on me - Albert Geurin, BajaAlbert [-at-], 612-156-9986

Airport Ride Calendar

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-], Todos Santos

Feb 5 - Ride to SJD needed, two people - Lori Oliver, oliverlori [-at-], 612-134-9951

Feb. 7 - Need ride to SJD airport from TS, Must be at airport by 11 A.M. One person , one bag. - Gloria Ruenitz, gruenitz10 [-at-], 612-118-3683, Todos Santos

Feb. 10 - Ride available to SJD from TS. Scott carusosc [-at-], -

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

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

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

Feb 17 - Need ride to SJD airport from Todos Santos, depart 3:30 Alaska Airline. - Albert Geurin, BajaAlbert [-at-], 612-156-9986

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

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

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

Baja Biscuits At La Cañada Del Diablo - Baja Biscuits is now offering our BBQ pork sandwiches and homemade Italian sausage sandwiches at the Cañada del Diablo Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 9:00.A.M. to 1:00 P.M. We will also have coffee and fresh-made apple fritters, plate-sized cinnamon rolls, and foot-long glazed twists. Come out and see us. Any who would like to pre-order breakfast or Italian sausage, please call Ace at (612) 149-3572. - Ace Shawver, aceandlinda [-at-], (612) 149-3572, Baja California Sur

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Music/Entertainment News

Alex & Miguel Coming To La Paz - That dynamic duo of Alex and Miguel will be in La Paz on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Papas & Beer on the malecon. They are graciously donating 25% of the gate to Fundacion Ayuda Ninos La Paz A.C. Food and drinks available for purchase at Papas. They have not charged for the event, so please plan to eat there. If you are out of town, tickets will be held until 1:30 the day of the concert, call me (Peyt 612 140 9868 of hp evenings or AM). Tickets will be sold at Club Cruceros in Marina de La Paz starting Thursday. Questions, call Marie 122 7017. - Peyt Turner, peyt [-at-],

Super Bowl Sunday Party At Buena Vida This Sunday - We will be showing the Super Bowl on our HUGE 10x6 ft projected screen as well as on the flat screen behind the bar Sunday Feb 7th . 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 so get here to grab a good seat! Don't miss it! It will be fun and delicious as always!!! There are no reservations just first come first serve.
For those of you who don't know where we are: we are located right across the street from Charles Stuart Gallery between Mangos and Ricardo Amigo Real Estate on Calle Centenario. See you there!! - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-], 612-348-8178

Movie Night At Buena Vida Saturday - This Saturday we will be showing the movie Up In The Air. It has been nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor (George Clooney) and so on...

Ryan Bingham's job is to fire people from theirs. The anguish, hostility, and despair of his "clients" has left him falsely compassionate, living out of a suitcase, and loving every second of it. When his boss hires arrogant young Natalie, she develops a method of video conferencing that will allow termination without ever leaving the office - essentially threatening the existence Ryan so cherishes. Determined to show the naive girl the error of her logic, Ryan takes her on one of his cross country firing expeditions, but as she starts to realize the disheartening realities of her profession, he begins to see the downfalls to his way of life.
We will start the movie at 7:00pm. We will be offering our normal dinner menu as well as our Special for the night "Oven Braised Short Ribs and Gorgonzola Polenta". We will be open at 5:00 PM so please come early to get your seat. I am excited to be bringing movie night back. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-], 612-348-8178

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

Baja Dogs, La Paz - Refugio Baja Dogs is a registered Mexican non-profit organization, that relies completely on private donations as we receive no government funding. ALL dogs have their vaccines and health certificates and are ready to travel to the US or Canada. Can you help? Heading to Calgary?? Would you like a free return ticket?f you have an existing ticket email for info regarding a reimbursement. (Must have a visa for Canada) Donation funds are NOT used for airline tickets For details BDLP [-at-] Dog walkers and brushers are always welcome at the refuge. (English - Dhorea) 612-126-8235 (Spanish - Mario) 612-155-8948 We are able to continue saving these precious animals ONLY because of your donations! - Dhorea Ryan, mr [-at-],, 612-126-8235, La Paz

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

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Pot And Pan Set - I have a set of pots, pans, knives and containers for sale. Teflon in 9+ condition bought a month ago in California. includes two skillets, two sauce pans, large pot all with lids, three spatulas and spoons, three glass storage containers and three knives. Also have extra kitchenware that I will throw in. $50 U.S. - Ernesto Guerrero, egphoto [-at-], 6121421208

Acoustic Guitar - Beautiful guitar for sale, off brand, sunburst blue, great sound. $100 obo. Must sell, take any reasonable offers - Ernesto Guerrero, egphoto [-at-], 6121421208

Wanted: Woodworking Tools - including woodworking quality table saw (not contractor's table saw), radial arm saw, miter saw, joiner/planer, drill press, clamps, biscuit joiner, sanding station, etc. Looking for good quality equipment. Darby - ddaarrbbyy [-at-] - ddaarrbbyy [-at-]

Looking For Telephone Poles Or Treated Posts - Looking to buy 4-12 telephone poles, 25'-30' long, or other similar treated posts. Anyone have any or know where I can get them? Thanks! - Alan, Aka, "aldo" Cooper, tropic.aldo [-at-], 406-549-6767

Xm Radio, Home Dock And Antennae - Ready to connect to your stereo unit. Only $75 for the complete package. - Steve Merrill, rincondelcielo [-at-], 612 1527881, Todos Santos

Tools For Sale - I have the following carpentry tools for sale: Magna 12-1/2" Jigsaw, table mount without a motor pesos 600 -- Montgomery Ward 26" Miter Saw.This saw is for cabinet making. It is not electric It is a push/pull type and the blade is sharp, pesos 850 -- Craftsman 12" Bandsaw, not the new type square head. This is well built in the U.S. round head. On a stand with a motor pesos 3000 -- McGraw-Edison Heavy Duty Router, Model 3710T0 - 6 amp. pesos 960 -- Coleman Powermate Battery Powered Drill, Skillsaw, Saws all. in its black carrying case pesos 750 - , jimiykaren [-at-], Pescadero

Post Fashion Show Shopping - Missed the Fashion Show or didn't get a good look at the incredible designs? Come join us at La Esquina on Saturday Feb. 6th between 4:00pm-6:00pm. You will have the chance to check out the designs by some of the featured local designers, including jewelry, clothing, yoga pants and swimsuits! Take a look at what we have or place an order for a custom design or size. - Joella Corado, joellacorado7 [-at-], Baja California Sur

75 Coleman Pop Up Camper - 75 Coleman Pop Up Camper Sleeps four, stove, sink, table --good condition. Used four times. Bought for $1500 in 2007 Bought brand new canvas in 2008 for $1000. Needs a couple hundred dollars worth of work. $600 OBO - Email for me to send you pictures and more information. - Jay Hegwer, info [-at-], 406-556-0220

Stationary Exercise Bicycle - Looking for someone interested in donating or selling very cheaply a stationary exercise bicycle for a severely disabled 19 year old son of a Mexican friend of mine. - Kathleen, ksfroese [-at-]

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

For sale- 2006 Yamaha YZ 450F - Low hours, mint condition. Yoshimura power pipe, Boysen high performance water pump, extra air filters, large desert runner gas tank, new tires, additional 5 gallon portable gas tank,. New, size 10 fox racing boots and riding gear included. 5500.00 usd - Ernie, 612-147-4377, Pescadero

Polaris Ranger For Sale - 2002, Polaris 4x4, hard top, full front and rear window. Has been well taken care of. $6100. - Bob Mccabe, bajapearl [-at-], 612-151-8276, Rancho Nuevo

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Employment Wanted/Available

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Sales and Services

Receiving Local Network Channels in Mexico - Most of the metropolitan "Big Four" local network channels (ABC, CBS, NBC, AND FOX) from various US cities or transmitted by Dish Network on spot beams that cannot be received in Mexico. If you subscribe to Dish Network and are missing your favorite shows, we can get you the local network channels from San Francisco and/or New York delivered through your Dish Network receiver.

The monthly subscription fee is $12.99 per month for either SF or NY, and $14.99 for both, payable by credit card automatically each month. Our one-time fee for setting up your account to receive the Local Networks is $75. Please contact us for more information: - Baja Satellite TV and Internet, alan [-at-],, 530 903 4257 US / 33 8421 1421 MX, Todos Santos

Furniture And Accessories - Rickey Ricardo's is open in Todos Santos, and is expanding its showroom. Furniture of all styles, contemporary to traditional to painted regional. Art Gallery is open too, with original oils and sculptures arriving regularly. Complete home design and construction with quality and craftsmanship and prices not to be beaten, and home furnishings and accessories as the finishing touch. Always original and always at a great price! Located Juarez and Obregon. Open Tue-Sat 10-3 or by appt. I can order your special requests. Visa/Mastercard/cash discount. Rickey is attending the Annual Guadalajara Furniture Expo in February and will have many new items to follow. Come by and say hello. - Rick Hawkins, rickeyricardos [-at-],, 612-145-0379, Baja California Sur

Hotel Angra Loreto - Hello everyone! I hope the beginning of 2010 is great for all of you. Hope to have you here during your next visit to Loreto. We now offer you breakfast included for the same rate 670 pesos (single or double occupancy). Hope to see you soon! Ana - Ana Carranza, atencionalhuesped [-at-],, 6131351172, Loreto

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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted

Looking For A Housesitter? - My name is Xaviera Herroz and I'm from Todos Santos. I have been living in the USA for 3 years and will be moving back to the Todos Santos area with my significant other at the beginning of March. We don't have pets or children. We are looking to make Todos Santos our permanent residence. We are very responsible and neat. We have great references in the area. please feel free to email me if you are interested in having your home cared for by us. - Xaviera Herroz, xaviherroz85 [-at-]

Housesitters Wanted - Looking for a couple to housesit Feb.17 - Oct.31/10. House is in Las Brisas, Todos Santos. No pets to look after but some gardening required. Retired couple preferred, references required. - nameloc [-at-], Todos Santos

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Real Estate For Sale

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Quote of the Day: ": The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced. ": Vic Gold

Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week



Feb. 14 - Besame Mucho-An Evening of Love Songs at Cafelix on Valentine's Day featuring jazz singer Tracy Durland. 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Feb. 21 - The Open Reading at 4:00 PM at The Galleria de Todos Santos

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


Feb. 4 - First Annual Todos Santos Juried Photography Show. Visions Gallery at Cafelix. Reception at 5:30PM. - 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

Feb. 25Annual Hog Loreto Rally Feb 25-28 - Bob Pearsall, bobscabo [-at-],, 624-168-2242

March 11 "Meet the Artist" at Visions Gallery Cafelix


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-], 612 157 6087, Baja California Sur

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


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-], 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. 20 - Feb 20 -Moroccan Night Scholarship Fundraiser for Escuela Pacífica at La Esquina, Dinner 6-8:30, Dance Party 8:30 til close. - ,, Todos Santos

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 to 3 P.M. - Christina Douglas, cdoug1946 [-at-],

March 6 - The Second Seminar In Our Series - Permits, contracts, construction, project management, engineering, design etc. 11:00AM. Reservations necessary. - Sylvia St. Clair, sasinbaja [-at-]

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 Mutualista - 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

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


Amrit Yoga Classes 9:45 A.M. - Irene Patch, ikp [-at-], 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,
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


Amrit Yoga Classes 9:45 A.M. - Irene Patch, ikp [-at-], 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,, 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

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
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

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 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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