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

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News, Events and Announcements

Half Marathon In Los Cabos - The Organizer and Director of El Club de Atletismo Correcaminos en Los Cabos, Jorge Linas Rivera, has asked me to help him spread the word about the upcoming 21K and 5K race on February 14, 2010 in Cabo San Lucas. Since the regular Annual Halfmarathon Los Cabos (January 2010) has been canceled for this year, Club Correcaminos will adjust their annual Carrera de la Amistad (on Valentine's Day) to include a Halfmarathon. Please look at our web site under "proximos eventos" for all pertinent information. Good luck! - Guenter Hauser, guenterhauser [-at-],

Fur Ball Coming Soon - The 7th annual Fur Ball will be held on Saturday, February 27 at the Hotel California. There will be an art auction for fabulous pieces donated by well-known Todos Santos artists, a raffle for many wonderful things including jewelery, furniture, and plants as well as dinner, music and dancing. The festivities start at 5:00 P.M. Tickets can be purchased for 250 pesos at The Hotel California, Tecolote Book store, Canada del Diablo and La Esquina. Tickets purchased at the event will be 300 pesos.

This event is a fundraiser for the ongoing spay and neuter program here in Todos Santos as well as the clinics that take place twice a year. All of us who have lived here for any number of years know what a difference these clinics have made in reducing the homeless animal population. - Angelique , bajakitties [-at-],

Be A Historic House Tour Volunteer! - The Palapa Society Historic House Tour is coming up quickly on Feb 28, so this is "last call" for docents, tour guides and general volunteers. If you or someone you know would be interested in working with us, please contact Sharon Morris. We would also like to invite our Beca "Angels" to meet some of the students that you have sponsored, so please let us know if you will be available that day. We are looking forward to working with you on another fun and successful event for the benefit of the children of Todos Santos. - Sharon Morris, serendipityventures [-at-], 612-108-3502 or 612-178-0104

Car Show - 4th Annual Off Road & Classic Car Vehicle Benefit Show. Sat. Feb 27 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Palmas De Cortez Driving Range. Los Barriles Baja Sur. Classes: buggies, rails, Baja Bugs, score race vehicles, classic cars stock and modified 1975 and older. Prizes for first and second in class. No admission or registration fees. Donations recommended to benefit the Los Barriles schools. Email questions Thank you, - Michael Babcock, Tahoe classic care [-at-]

Carnaval In La Paz (Courtesy, La Paz Gringos) - Carnaval comes to La Paz Feb 11 -16. There are parades Sunday (Feb. 14), Monday (Feb. 15) and Tuesday (Feb. 16), starting at about 5 p.m. The route follows the Malecón, between Márquez de León and el Molinito (the little windmill at the north end of town, on the Malecón at Ejido). Youll see the same floats and participants each day, but the parade switches direction. It begins at Márquez de León Feb. 14 and 16; it begins at el Molinito Feb. 15. Complete info at:

Events This Week
Today, Wednesday, Feb. 10

Las Estrellas de Los Cabos - Live Music 7 PM to 9 PM at La Copa Bar & Landi's Restaurant at the Todos Santos Inn.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Meet the Artist" - "at Cafelix, 5:30 pm, Bilingual presentation by Todos Santos sculptor Benito Ortega Vargas

Carnaval In La Paz - Feb 11 thru 16. Info:

Friday Feb. 12

50% off sale at Mangos, Todos Santos - 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday

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

Sunday Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day)

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

Half Marathon In Los Cabos - 21K and 5K race, Guenter Hauser, guenterhauser [-at-],

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Rabid Mule And Horse - Yesterday a mule died of rabies in the San Sebastian area. Today a horse was found to have rabies in the La Cachora North area. It is being destroyed. If you see any animal behaving strangely retreat. The mule bit a person and attacked a vehicle on Saturday. mcnerneyatlast [-at-]

Red Wriggler Worms? - Does anybody know where you can get some red worms? Thanks - Serena S, brentserena [-at-], Todos Santos

General Practitioner in Cabo or SJD? - Can anyone recommend a good medical General Practitioner, in either Cabo, or San Jose Del Cabo? This would be most appreciated. Thanks very much. Kevin Lynk, kevinlynk [-at-], Cabo San Lucas

Animal Feed - Can tell us where to get animal feed in the Todos Santos or Cabo area? ie.chicken or bird seed. - Julie Reisen, jlreisen [-at-], Todos Santos

Otay Mesa Border Crossing - We returned from Todos to CA Feb 1 via the Otay Mesa crossing rather than the main TJ route. The route is on the AAA Baja map but it is not marked on the road, so here are directions if you want to try it:
Take the toll or "cuota" from Ensenada north. About 5 mi south of Rosarito, watch for the Calafia resort and take the next exit to the "libre" road. If you come to the 2nd toll gate, you just missed it; you can take the next exit and go back south on the libre, but you have to pay the $3 toll. From Calafia, go north on the libre and watch for a stop light at a 4-lane to the right (east) marked "Corridor Tijuana-Rosarito." There is no sign of any kind on the cuota. AAA shows it going to El Florido, but this is not marked on the road either. The Corridor is a new, US-style freeway that runs east about 18 mi, where it meets Hwy 2 to Tecate. It then turns north about 7 mi to Hwy 20 -- the cuota to Mexicali. It was almost empty when we went thru. It has large signs to "Garita Otay" -- UNTIL you get to the Hwy 20 intersection. Here, take the side marked "San Diego." This turns back west about 3 mi and ends in an urban 4-lane avenue. Continue about 1 mi, pass a McDonald's on the right; at the next intersection, turn right -- it is marked "Garita Otay." It's about one mi to the crossing. We hit Otay at rush hour and it took 90 min. Don't know if it would have been even longer at main TJ. Advantages of this route: road in great condition; little traffic; interesting views of TJ underside; less confusing border approach. Enjoy! - Paul & Arayah, paul [-at-]

Need A Box Brought Down From The SF Bay Area To Todos Santos - We are putting together a box of things we are missing down here from our other home in the US. We are looking for a spot in a car coming down sometime this month or early next. We will pay for its transport. - Andrea Park, andreacpark [-at-], Todos Santos

Rashguard Found At Cerritos Sunday - Sunday afternoon in 2nd row of cars. Name color size and brand it is yours. We are in Todos Santos ametkus [-at-]

Beach Access At Los Cerritos - Sunday Feb 7 I went with my two children to Los Cerritos to go to the beach. Arriving at the chain link fence entrance there was a security guard and another friendly fellow, who informed me that I had to pay $20 pesos to get to the beach. I told him that we were going to the public beach. The response was that we still had to pay the concession owner to get to the beach. When I asked where the public access was he pointed to a dirt track that went toward the hill along the cyclone fence. We took it but at the end of the fence was a big pile of dirt and a two foot deep ditch that had been dug to prevent cars accessing the beach. Going back to the guys at the gate and telling them about the ditch, they suggested I just pay and go in. As I spoke to them, two more guys got out of a pickup just inside the gate and joined them. When I mentioned that instead I might just wait and make a complaint to Semarnat or Profepa they got kind of ugly and one started hassaling me. We left. I'm sure some of you were probably at Los Cerritos on Sunday. Please email me at aleana97 [-at-] if you agree that the public still has a right to access at Los Cerritos beach. The concession owner was also charging for access last Semana Santa. The author of this article wishes to remain anonymous -

Thank You - To all the the visitors, staff, children, those who donated items to sell, and volunteers who made the Internado Open House a success. More than 4,000 pesos was raised and it will used toward getting screens for the dorm windows. As you can imagine mosquitoes are a constant problem, interfere with the children's sleep and consequentially their school performance. It is a dream, I'm sure we can help them realize, to screen the windows and buy air conditioners just to cool and circulate the air. The government pays the electric bills so it feasible. Thank all you again and please feel welcome to stop and visit anytime or drop off donations or items. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-], 612 10 05872

Upholstery Cleaning - Would appreciate help in locating an upholstery cleaning company in Todos Santos, La Paz, Los Cabos--wherever!! - Neil Brooks, todos-santos [-at-]

Amnesty Program - I would like to find out more about the amnesty program offered for citizenship in Mexico. If you have any details this would be greatly appreciated. - Rick Plaia, rickplaia [-at-], 612.178.0000, Todos Santos

Mexican Calendar Site (courtesy, Baja Pony Express) - Go to this web site for a Mexican calendar that you can customize to identify all national and religious holidays and events in any other country as well. Very cool. Holly Burgin - , Go to

Free Way To Help Protect Your Credit Cards In Case of Theft Loss. - Here is an interesting way to protect yourself. Here is an online way to save your credit card company phone numbers. (you do not store the account numbers or sensitive data), just the card company phone numbers in case you are traveling and lose your wallet or purse. Then you just go to this website and have all your listed cards to call to prevent abuse and order new ones. free - Dean Devolpi, http:/

Answer To Hearing Aid Question - Re: Now hear this, hearing aid question the replies I received were not conclusive, no one had experience with high end hearing aids. It appears the best options for electronics including hearing aids are still in the USA like Costco. Here was my question: Does anyone have any experience with purchasing high end hearing aids in LaPaz/Mexico. Is it analogous to buying prescription drugs and a lot less expensive here in Mexico vs USA? If so, can you direct me to where to go. - Dean Devolpi, La Paz

XM Satellite Radio Receiver - Due to a power outage, I believe I have "fried" my satellite receiver. I was told by XM that they do not have satellite available in Mexico (and thus my problem) but I have it from good sources that people are still receiving good reception. I am looking to replace my receiver, or at least try someones on my cradle to see if in fact my thoughts are correct. Any help would be appreciated. - Marie- Rose Hagen, mhagen [-at-], Todos Santos

Bicycle Wanted - Looking for a used multispeed bike in good condition for short mostly flat rides. - Leonard Zweig, leonardz [-at-], 612 118 8057

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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

Before You Purchase That Piece of Land - for your dream home, learn what the process is going to be. It will save you time and money. The Second Seminar in our series will give you an overview. Saturday March 6 at 11 AM. Space is limited so make your reservations early. - Sylvia St. Clair, sasinbaja [-at-],, 612-145-0563

Nature Connection Workshop - The Nature Connection Workshop deadline is coming soon! Please register by February 10 by calling or emailing me. This workshop will be on Feb. 27, 28 (Sat,Sun) at 1:00-3:00 P.M. both days. Donation is $20.00 for each. Feel free to check out just one! The teacher, Marina Bonser has been practicing and teaching this skill for many years in No. CA. She will teach us with a sequence of guided meditation exercises on images of nature. You will learn how to improve your skills of communication with energies in nature and how to connect your own inner world with nature. Please see her website for more info. and/or talk to me! - Christina Douglas, cdoug1946 [-at-],, 612-1341055, Todos Santos

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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week

Airport Ride Thursday 2/11 - Ride needed to San Jose Airport for one person leaving Terminal 1 at 12:50. Will be happy to pay for gas. Call Todos Santos 612 102 0938, or email asap. Thanks - , lshanbrom [-at-]

Caravan To California Border Or To Santa Cruz - Want to caravan with someone to California border or beyond/going to Santa Cruz. End February or early March is good time for me. - Pat Raines, PatRaines59 [-at-], 612/143-1077, Pescadero

Ride Needed Feb 15 To SJD - Feb. 15 - Ride Needed from Todos Santos to SJD for noon flight OR Feb 14 to San Jose. Will pay for gas. Mike Gluss, mgluss [-at-] phone 6121007231 -

Ride Needed To Los Cabos Airport 2/18 - for a 3:30 PM flight out. One person, one bag. - Jane, jasi57 [-at-], 145-0110 or 612-151-7026

Feb 14 - Looking for a ride to SJD Sunday Feb 14 for one person and two suitcases. Need to be there by 11:45 A.M. E-mail or call.l Thanks! Brian Segal - Brian Segal, birdman [-at-],, 612-045-0536

Airport Ride Calendar

Feb. 11 - Ride Available From SJD To Todos arriving at 2:40 P.M. Aldo - Alan, Aka Aldo Cooper, tropic.aldo [-at-], 406-549-6767

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. 11 - Ride needed to San Jose Airport for one person leaving Terminal 1 at 12:50. 612 102 0938 lshanbrom [-at-]

Feb 14 - Ride needed to SJD, one person,two suitcases arrive11:45 A.M. Brian Segal, birdman [-at-],, 612-045-0536

Feb 15 - Ride Needed from Todos Santos to SJD for noon flight. Mike Gluss, mgluss [-at-] phone 6121007231 -

Feb 17 - Ride needed 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

Feb. 18 Ride Needed To Los Cabos Airport - one person, one bag. 3:30 flight. - Jane, jasi57 [-at-], 145-0110 or 612-151-7026

Feb. 24 - Ride needed from SJD to TS in at 3:05 - Nicola Newton, n_newton [-at-], 250 923-2384

March 8 - from TS to SJD. Must be at the airport before 4:00 P.M. One person. - Mela Pyper, mela [-at-]

Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

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

Ride Offered From Mendocino Or San Francisco, California To San Jose, Cabo Area - Leaving close to Feb. 15 Rebecca Aum, raum_2000 [-at-], 707 937-1696

Caravan To California Border Or To Santa Cruz - End February or early March.- Pat Raines, PatRaines59 [-at-], 612/143-1077, Pescadero

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

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Restaurant and Food News

Healthy Valentine's Brunch With Susan Faerber - Valentine's brunch at La Duna Centro ecológico in La Paz. Rich in phytochemicals, known compounds preventive of cancer and other chronic diseases, Susan's cuisine is rich in color and flavor, with fruits and vegetables and spices that make her cuisine a delight for the senses. $260 per person - Gabriela Flores, gabriela [-at-],, (612) 140-0948, La Paz

Alicia's Valentine Fudge Cakes - Think of all of your special people: Traditionally you give them chocolate. Why is that? Well, because: chocolate is an aphrodisiac, a calmative, a stimulant, and an antioxidant! But best of all, because it is sooooo yummy! Chocolate, theobroma cacao, the food of the gods! Now you can order my very decadently delicious Valentine fudge cake for that special someone in your life (and maybe, help them eat it, too!). Double layer - $80 pesos w/fudge frosting and decorated with a heart motif--simply and beautifully. We also offer gift certificates! Café D'licia, open Wednesday thru Sunday, from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. Happy Valentine's Day - Alicia Café D'licia, cafe.dlicia [-at-], 145-0862, Todos Santos

Farmers' Market At La Cañada Del Diablo - Valentine's Day is Sunday and the Farmers' Market is Saturday. Come early and get some sweets for your sweetie, your friends, and you! I'll have mini avocado pies, mini cherry cheesecakes, & chocolate peanut butter marshmallow cups. If you want a full size avocado pie, please order by Thursday. And for your four legged sweeties heart shaped peanut butter & oat dog cookies will be available. - Michella, michellajean [-at-], 612-147-7537

Tre Galline Restaurant Open For Valentine's Day - Angelo announces that the Valentine's Day, February 14, the restaurant Tre Galline will be open despite Sunday, starting at 2.00 P.M. Angelo will prepares a special menu at 350 pesos. Cafe Todos Santos will keep the usual business hours: 7.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M. - Angelo Dal Bon, angelodalbon [-at-],, 145 0274, Baja California Sur

Landi's Retsaurant - Valentine’s Day at Landi’s restaurant with a special menu! Romance your sweetheart under the stars warmed by a love fire serenaded by Tolin, dine on Landi’s authentic Mexican cuisine… all prepared with love. Definitely one of the most intimate settings for Valentine’s Day in Baja. Sunday 14, 6:00 - 9:00p.m. at The Todos Santos inn. - Landi Ortega, landi_ortega [-at-], 612 145 0400

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Music/Entertainment News

Movie Night At Buena Vida Saturday - This Saturday we will be showing "The Lovely Bones" which has been Oscar nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" Stanely Tucci. Based on the best selling book by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is the story of a 14-year-old girl from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body. I have read the book and seen the movie and have been deeply affected by both. This movie is a must see but contains very HEAVY content. The movie starts at 7:00 P.M. so get there early to reserve a seat. If you have any questions please call us. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [-at-], 612-348-8178

Curvas Peligrosas - Will be playing at Hotel California on Saturday February 20. Dancing up top. Come early for dinner, Music starts at 8:00 P.M.. - isabelsmyth2002 [-at-]

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

Lost Dog! - 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. I feel he may have forund a ranch somewhere in the area.

The reward has been increased to $500 U.S. 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

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Wanted: Wheelchair For A Friend Recovering From A Bad Accident. - I would like to purchase a medium to small wheelchair at a reasonable price. Please email me- brattiest77 [-at-], 612 170 1802, Todos Santos

Sale - El Perico Azul says Good-Bye. - El Perico Azul is one of the first stores that formed our Pueblo Magico and today we say goodbye, so we are in complete liquidation closing our doors next month in April. Take advantage of discounts on rugs, quilts, linens, clothing, accessories and crafts.- Alejandra Brilanti, guadalupe_gtz [-at-], 6121450098, Todos Santos

Recycled Tempered Glass? - I am an artist that works with Tempered Glass. Does any one have some lying around that they will give me or sell to me for a small fee? I can pick it up. Old shower doors and patio doors are the most common things made from tempered glass. Regular windows are sometimes tempered and usually have a little marking in the corner that says tempered glass. - Andrea Park, andreacpark [-at-], Todos Santos

Printer for sale - H.P. Deskjet 3745 in excellent condition. Includes cartridges and software, cable etc. Works with Windows XP and vista and older operating programs. - Leo Buijs, Leo [-at-], 612-103-2440, Todos Santos

Wanted: Bandsaw - Local wood guy looking for 12-24" bandsaw capable of at least 6" depth of cut. I make wood goodies out of local logs or big limbs of acacia, mesquite, mango, etc. Barrio San Ignacio. - David Yager, david [-at-],, 612.119.9710, Todos Santos

Valentine's Day " Peace Wear " Sale - Looking for that perfect gift? Come on over and check out Peace Wear. We offer Unique Handmade Creations -- Assessories and Jewelry -- From Funky to Fancy. We've added many new items to our collection. The party is at our home (directions below) on Friday, the 12th from 3-6PM. There will be refreshments served. Hope to see you, if not; have a great Valentine's Day. Peace & Love, Bonnie & Shawn O'Neill
Directions: On the highway to Pescadero go past the Pemex and past the turnoff into town. Drive 2/10 of a mile and you will see a small store "Mini Super Brody" on the left -- they have a small Pacifico sign out front. Directly across from the store turn right (toward the water). Drive aprox. 1 mile and you will see a large walled community with a gate and guard house. Turn right just before the guard house. Then turn left almost immediately. Follow the big wall toward the beach. At the beach (and an electric pole) take a right. We are the first house on the right. The house is large, white, has blue and green trim, and lots of palms out front. And, unfortunately, lots of weeds. - Shawn & Bonnie O'neill, sunburntgringos [-at-], 612-134-0141, Pescadero

Pastel Artists - Some of the boxes of pastels have never been opened.
Soft Pastels from: Rembrandt 60, Winsor & Newton, Weber Costello of Chicago, Prismacolor nupastel 96, and Derwent pastel pencils) . Selling all together. Some never opened and others used for one class. Cell 044-624-355-5959 - Morghan Mehling, sunsetmorghan [-at-], 624-124-8071 Land phone, Los Barriles

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Vehicles/Boats/RVs for Sale or Wanted

One Or Two RVs Wanted - Looking to purchase one, maybe two RVs that are in good livable and working conditions. If you have something or know of someone who might have one, please feel free to get in touch with me or pass on info to me and I'll be happy to get in touch. Any help would be greatly appreciated! - Ileana Valdez, ivaldezdu [-at-], 624.100.1183, San Jose Del Cabo

- 2006 yamaha YZF 450 Low hours, mint condition. Yoshimura power pipe, Boysen high performance water pump, extra air filters, large after market gas tank, riding gear included. 5500 usd. - Ernie, 612-147-4377

Travel Trailer For Sale - Free yourself! Change your life! Live your dreams! Are you one of those special souls that are interested in living on the road? Experience nature- Pursue adventure- Find solace, peace, and maybe even a little spirituality- Escape high stress jobs, concrete jungles, and societal pressures. Great! We help you discover the world: Travel Trailer for sale ! For detailed information about the RV please contact steffyleony [-at-], Todos Santos

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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

Rickey Ricardo's Furniture And Art Gallery - RICKEY RICARDO'S has just received a new shipment of Original Oil Paintings from Guadalajara and Marble Sculptures from the Orient! New accessories are arriving weekly. We offer Home Furnishings from Modern to Contemporary to Traditional/Regional. Our manufactures make Custom pieces as well. Check us out before you buy elsewhere for the best in style and quality and price! We also can design your dream floor plan and have your custom home or casita built at incredible savings! If you want something unique and special, please stop by for a chat. Rick will be in Guadalajara and the States on a buying trip Feb 16 - Mar 4. Store will be open limited hours during that period; sorry for any inconvenience. - Rick Hawkins, rickeyricardos [-at-],, 612-145-0379, Baja California Sur

The February Edition Of The Baja Sun - If you haven't gotten your free email copy of The Baja Sun: Stories of Awakening, February's issue is waiting for you. This new concept is getting good reviews! - , thebajasun [-at-]

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,, Pescadero

Acupuncture Office Closed For 2 Weeks - Feb 18th til March 7th, approximately. Email or call to schedule appointments before and / or after that time. - Jane Sipe, L. Ac., jasi57 [-at-], 145-0110 or 612-151-7026

Anchor Storage And Parking Now Open In San Jose Del Cabo - Storage, Warehousing, and Parking in Mexican Resorts. ¡Bienvenidos! Come and be one of our first clients in our brand new 24/7 security storage facility in San José del Cabo!! We are located right across the Airport, next to Avis; you can walk right over. As part of our inaugural sale, we are offering discounted rates on storage, short/long term parking, and display space to our first clients. Unit sizes vary from 5' x 5' to 10' x 15' storage, as well as for boats, RVs, cars, trucks, etc. (Covered parking coming soon!). Also, looking for new alternatives to advertise your business?? We have great visibility off the main highway and currently offering display space. For more information and discounted rates, you can reach us at any of the following: Office: 624.172.2314 Mobile 624.100.1183 Nextel: 62*11*55819 E-mail - Ileana G. Valdez V., Cabo [-at-],, 624.100.1183, San Jose Del Cabo

Surf Lessons In Cerritos - The Todos Santos location of High Tide Sea Expeditions is offering surf lessons (all gear included) at Cerritos Beach just south of Todos Santos. Lessons include bilingual Mexican instructor, surfboard, wetsuit, rahsguard, shade and refreshments. One 2 hour surf lesson for just $70 USD Or Take Advantage of Multiday Discounts at three lessons for $195 USD or six lessons for $360 USD - Carlos Retamoza, info [-at-],, 612-102-8701, Todos Santos

I Am Sigfrido Prado - Do you need somebody to fix all the little details at home? Somebody to clean your pool and take care of the garden? Are you tired of the leaks? Please let me help you. I guarantee my job. - Sigfrido Prado, sigfridoprado [-at-], 6121432184, Todos Santos

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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted

House Sitter Wanted - New home in El Centenario, on the bay with swimming pool, Satelite TV, Internet A/C. Mature couple to take care of two outside dogs and water gardens. Dates from June 1 to July 15, 2010. Email - Julie, julienone [-at-], La Paz

La Paz Rental Wanted - Looking for affordable, dog friendly house or apartment with internet (4-8 weeks). Please contact michelle.kaufmann16 [-at-], La Paz

House Sitting Or Inexpensive Rental Wanted! - Maureen Woodrow, daughter and friend are looking for a place to stay in Todos Santos Feb 14 - Mar 15(ish). We are very responsible, low key and just here to relax. If you have any ideas for us please be in touch! Thank you! - Maureen Woodrow, bajamaureen [-at-], 612 107 7977

Wanted: March Rental In La Paz - Looking for furnished 2+ bedroom casita or departamento, for the month of March, in La Paz central area. Ideal if wifi's available, but not a deal-breaker. Excellent tenant, local references. - Peggy Sullivan, studios_72nd_ave [-at-], La Paz

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Real Estate For Sale

The Chili House For Sale Or Rent - The Chili House is a 1500 sq ft home located in the Las Tunas/ Los Jardines area of Todos Santos with ocean and mountain views from every room. Situated 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.

Up to 50% owner financing available with possible lease to own. Also available for rent beginning mid to late April. For more photos and information please visit or contact Leslie Lambert, llambert [-at-], 707 696 9064 US Cell, Todos Santos

Property In Elias Calles - For Sale - 1,498mts.squared. Good for Residential, Commercial/storage, small industry. Easy access. fresh Water, water contract with city. 10,000gallon Pila. Motorhome, R/V, or Trailer ready. Bodega, bedroom, septic treatment plant, shower room. Lot ready to build on. Ocean, Sierra La Laguna and river view. Free and clear, Titled. price reduced to $69K - will consider leasing/renting, or exchange for other comparable property. - - G Meyer, gmanflash [-at-], 6241377004, Elias Calles

Open House In Pescadero Beach - Ricardo Amigo Real Estate invites you Saturday, Feb 27th to come in visit two featured beachfront lodging facilities. These two properties are being sold separately or can be combined to give you a 100 meters of beachfront and over 1 acre of property with multiple uses.

Location: San Pedrito Surf Hotel and Osprey San Pedrito, Pescadero Beach/San Pedrito
Time: 9am - 4pm
Date: Saturday, Feb 27th
Beverages served.
Please visit the links for Osprey San Pedrito at and the San Pedrito Surf Hotel at - Perla Garnica, Ricardo Amigo Real Estate, perla [-at-], 612 145 0551

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Quote of the Day: ": There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. ": George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Community Calendar

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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. 14 - Halfmarathon In Los Cabos - 21K and 5K race - Guenter Hauser, guenterhauser [-at-],

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 - Sharon Morris, serendipityventures [-at-], 612-108-3502 or 612-178-0104

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


Feb. 22 to 26 - Psychocalisthenics 3:30-4:45 PM - first class FREE - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [-at-],, 044-612-157-6088


Feb 11 "Meet the Artist" at Visions Gallery Cafelix 5:30 pm, Bilingual presentation by Todos Santos sculptor Benito Ortega Vargas

Feb 11 - 16 Carnaval In La Paz. The Malecón, between Márquez de León and el Molinito. info:

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


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. 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 Pacifica at La Esquina, Dinner 6-8:30, Dance Party 8:30 til close. - ,, Todos Santos

Feb. 20 - Curvas Peligrosas playing at Hotel California at 8:00 P.M..

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-],

Feb. 27 - 4TH Annual Off Road & Classic Car Vehicle Benefit Show. - 8A.M to 5 P.M.. Palmas De Cortez Driving Range. Los Barriles Baja Sur. Michael Babcock, Tahoeclassiccare [-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


Zumba class at 11:00 A.M. - Rancho Pescadero $50 pesos. - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-at-],, 612 135 5849


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-]

Zumba class at 11:00 A.M. - Rancho Pescadero $50 pesos. - Christine Sperber, rancho1 [-at-],, 612 135 5849

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

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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