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


Painting donated by Ezra Katz to be auctioned at the Fur Ball, February 27

News, Events and Announcements


Paredones Amarillos Open Pit Gold Mine Application Dismissed! - Agua Vale Mas Que Oro would like to thank everyone for your support of the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve by opposing the Paredones Amarillos Open Pit Gold mine. This morning Vista Gold issued the following press release:

Vista Gold Corp. Announces Dismissal of Change of Forest Land Use Permit Application for the Paredones Amarillos Gold Project

DENVER, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vista Gold Corp. ("Vista" or the "Company") (TSX & NYSE Amex Equities: VGZ) announced today that its wholly owned Mexican subsidiary, Minera Paredones Amarillos S.A. de C.V. ("MPA") has received notice from the Mexican Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources ("SEMARNAT") that SEMARNAT has dismissed, on administrative grounds, MPA's application for the Change of Forest Land Use Permit ("CUSF") for the Company's Paredones Amarillos gold project in Baja California Sur, Mexico ("Paredones Project"). Specifically, SEMARNAT dismissed the CUSF application, without a review of its substantive merit, for MPA's alleged failure to satisfy certain procedural and informational requirements. The CUSF is required before the Company can commence construction of the Paredones Project. The Company is currently amending its CUSF application to address SEMARNAT's specific procedural and informational requirements and intends to re-file the application shortly.

In addition, while not formally the basis for SEMARNAT's dismissal, SEMARNAT communicated what it believes are additional issues with the Company's CUSF application, which SEMARNAT stated it was not able to resolve due to a lack of information, including: While the Company believes these comments are without legal merit and that several of the comments are beyond the scope of SEMARNAT's legal authority in connection with a review of a CUSF application, the Company expects the dismissal of the CUSF application will delay the commencement of construction, development and production of the Paredones Project. In addition to re-filing its CUSF application, the Company is working with its legal counsel and political experts in Mexico on a broader strategy for the advancement of the permitting process for the Paredones Project. This includes a potential court challenge to SEMARNAT's dismissal of the CUSF application as the Company's advisors believe the legal basis for the dismissal was incorrect. The Company will continue to provide information and updates as they become available.
Submitted By Agua Vale Mas Que Oro, info [-at-] aguavalemasqueoro.com, www.paredonesamarillosno.com, 612 145-0050


Historic Home Tour Features Several New Sites - The Palapa Society of Todos Santos 16th Annual Historic Home Tour on February 28, 2010, will feature several new sites that have never been shown before. Hotel Guaycura and La Garra Restaurant have already been added to the tour. These spectacular locations show how adaptive new uses can be done without destroying the character and beauty of historic buildings. Join us to visit over 15 historic homes and commercial sites in the heart of Todos Santos. Tickets are only 200 pesos and go on sale at 10AM Sunday, February 28 at the Cultural Center. Homes will be open from 10AM until 3PM with food and beverages available at the Home Tour Food Court at Casa Cordova on Calle Obregon. Proceeds benefit the Palapa Society Children's Programs and the Bomberos. For more information call 612 145 02 99 or visit our website.- Sharon Morris, info [-at-] palapasociety.org, www.palapasociety.org, 612 145 02 99, Todos Santos


Artist's Studio & Gallery Tour - Last chance to include your studio in the first annual Artists' Studio and Gallery Tour organized by Artists of Todos Santos. The tour will be held on Sunday, March 14th, 2010 and we currently have 33 artist studios and galleries participating. If you have a studio in Todos Santos and wish to participate, please email your phone number, the name of your studio, the location and how to get there, and a brief description of the visual art that you create. The cut off for receiving your information is February 28th (no exceptions). We are also looking for volunteers to help the day of the event by distributing signage to the studios/galleries and putting up directional signs. Let us know if you can help. Funds raised from the tour (no charge to artists or galleries) will benefit children's art programs at both the Palapa Society and Escuela Pacifica. - Diane Knight, dianekknight [-at-] hotmail.com, www.artistsoftodossantos.com, 145-0586


The Best Of Latin American Cinema! - The 7th Todos Santos Film Festival celebrates the diversity of Latino culture through an exciting program that includes feature, documentary and short films.
Thursday March 4th. Opening Night; Tambogrande, Mangos, Murder, Mining. (Peru) A courageous town confronted corrupt politicians and the gold mine industry in this inspiring epic tale.
Friday March 5th.La Vida Loca (El Salvador) An intimate look at the terrifying and captivating phenomenon of the Salvadorian gang ; Spiral (Mexico 2009) A love story from the Mixtec Oaxaca that explores the social codes and archaic morals in the small towns of Mexico.

Saturday March 6th. Calle 13 (Puerto Rico 2009) The five Latin-Grammy-Awards group takes us on a fascinating journey across South America exploring its indigenous music and ancestral culture which they fuse into their celebrated urban music. To see the electronic version of the schedule of these and other films showing in the Festival (Almost Divas, Nino Fidencio.. De Roma a Espinazo, A Boyfriend for My Wife , Todos Santenitas and El Profe) please go to our web site. All films with English subtitles. Tickets for sale at El Tecolote Bookstore.Due to limited seating advance purchasers will be given VIP priority seating 15 minutes before each movie.50 peso suggested donation each film. - Silvia Perel, www.todossantoscinefest.com


1st Annual Gemstone Tour - The Casa Bentley Gem Tour will display hundreds of semi precious gemstones never shown to the public before at its 1st annual showing on February 28, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Doc Bentley invites you to view his father RA Bentley's fabulous Gem Collection embedded in the red Punto Lobos gneiss walls the architecturally interesting Bentley. We are just down hill from the Palapa Society's 16 Annual Historic Home Tour, stop-by and view our gems. See also our 1850 historic adobe at #38 Calle Pilar below the Church in Old Town Todos Santos. For more information call or visit our website. Todos Santos. - Doc Bentley Bentley, bentleygeology [-at-] gmail.com, www.casbentleybaja.com, 612 145 0276, Todos Santos


Learning Trip To Havana, Cuba - Travel to Havana. Leaving Todos Santos March 18, returning March 25. 7 days of leisure, entertainment and learning. Join us in this fun field trip. Group size limited. Few spaces left. - Guillermo Bueron Prieto, g_bueron [-at-] yahoo.com, 612 161 4165, Todos Santos


From Channel 11 News - Passport Now Required To Enter Mexico (courtesy, La Paz Gringos) - As written: El Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) informó que a partir del primero de marzo, los ciudadanos de Canadá y Estados Unidos que ingresen a México, vía aérea o marítima, deberán presentar su pasaporte o tarjeta de pasaporte vigente. Aseguró que esta medida, brindará certeza jurídica y claridad a los extranjeros en su proceso de internación al país. Esta medida no aplicará para quienes ingresen por la frontera o a bordo de cruceros.

Translation: The National Migration Institute (INM) reported that as of March first, citizens of Canada and the United States entering Mexico by air or sea must present their passport or valid passport card. They said that this measure will provide legal certainty and clarity to foreigners in their process within the country. This measure does not apply to those entering (by land) through the border or on board cruise ships. -


Events This Week
Today, Saturday Feb. 20

Moroccan Night At La Esquina - dinner from 6:30-8:00 $150 pesos, after 8:30 it's a dance party with cash bar, $50 pesos.

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

Sunday Feb. 21

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

Monday, February 22

"It's Complicated" - Final Film at Rancho Pescadero. Dinner: 6PM, Film: 7PM. 100 pesos. Reservations required. 612.135.5849.. rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero.com, www.ranchopescadero.com

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

Thursday, February 25

Meet the Artist" at Visions Gallery Cafelix

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


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Comments, Questions and Answers


Piano Tuning - A piano tuner, Salvador, is coming from La Paz this Saturday, 20 of February. He charges 1500 pesos but -only- 1300 if we are more than one using his services that day. Please, call me : Cat Chambaret at 612 102 83 93 - CHambaretcat [-at-] mac.com, 612 102 83 93


Bus From SJD Airport - Does anyone know the easy way from the SJD airport to Pescadero via the bus system. I heard people take the hotel bus for $11 but where do you get off to catch the Aguila bus? Any info would be appreciated - Tiffany, tiffh52 [-at-] aol.com, Pescadero


Police Stops (courtesy, Baja Pony Express) - Today we were shopping in San Jose at 11 AM and on the main street out of town going to the highway, we were stopped and asked for the driver's license and car registration. The officer was very nice and there was no problem, but I assumed it was only the Federal Police doing this, but in San Jose, the local police are stopping ONLY foreign licensed cars. We saw two other American cars stopped after we left.. Jim -


Diesel Fuel - I plan on driving my diesel suburban all the way down the baja and was wondering how available is it? - Henry, hnmarz [-at-] hotmail.com


Virus Warning - Please note that the Festival de Cine de Todos Santos website was hacked into briefly on last Wednesday afternoon, and malicious code was added which diverted visitors to a website containing a malware program. We removed the link from the article we reprinted but neglected to remove the link that was down in the Community Calendar.

Please note that the malicious code was removed later that evening, so there is no risk visiting the site now.

If you happened to click the link to the Festival Internacional de Cine de Todos Santos website last Wednesday, your computer may have been infected by "Winwebsec", a program that claims to scan for malware and displays fake warnings of "malicious programs and viruses." The program then informs the user that they need to pay money to register the software in order to remove these bogus threats. Winwebsec is distributed with several different names including "System Security" and "Winweb Security." If you think you may have installed any such program, here is information from Microsoft's website on removal and recovery: www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?name=Trojan%3aWin32%2fWinweb

Other Resources:

Microsoft's Free Malicious Software Removal Tool: http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.aspx
Microsoft's Security Essentials: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials
Microsoft Windows Defender: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx
We apologize for any inconvenience. - Alan Thompson, Publisher


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Meetings, Classes and Workshop Announcements


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: $55.00 (for both). 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



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 www.arica.org 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-] gmail.com, arica.org, 044-612-157-6088


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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week


Caravan From Anywhere In California To Todos Santos - Departure date is a mushy March 2nd. I plan on three days from the border. There may be space for one passenger. Email replies only. - Jane Sipe, jasi57 [-at-] juno.com


Airport Ride Calendar

Feb. 24 - Ride needed from SJD to TS in at 3:05 - Nicola Newton, n_newton [-at-] telus.net, 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-] netidea.com


Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

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

Caravan From Anywhere In California To Todos Santos - Departure date March 2nd. Jane Sipe, jasi57 [-at-] juno.com

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


Sushi Nights At Mario's Bar At The Hotelito. 5:00 -10:00 P.M. - As from this coming Thursday, Feb. 25, we will be serving delicious sushi every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Mario's bar. We have a wonderful, trained sushi chef who makes the sushi to order, using fresh fish caught that day. Please come down to enjoy Sushi, Sake and of course Mario's mean Margaritas! - Jenny Armit, elhotelito [-at-] mac.com, www.thehotelito.com, 612 145 0099, Todos Santos


Zen Garden Cafe Updates - We put a lot of love and care and cleanliness in our kitchen. The kitchen is open so you can see how your food is being prepared. If you weren't able to attend our Grand Opening, here is a video of the evening's festivities. Thank you to everyone you came and made it a truly memorable event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r7dcz0t2d4
Come try the only authentic Chinese and Asian fusion food in the area. We now have 55 different types of exotic teas and infusions for your enjoyment, and you can purchase them for home use. We are now open every day except Wednesday from 1 pm to 9 pm. Also, we now have free WiFi Internet available. Conveniently located in downtown Todos Santos on the main street one block south Super Mercado Del Sol. If you prefer, you can call ahead and place an order for food to go. We are also available to provide catering services for your private party or function.

Our beautiful space is also now available to reserve for your special events, workshops, live music, or art shows, with or without food or refreshments, or whatever your needs may be. NOTE: Live music every Saturday from 5PM to 9PM. Musicians interested in performing are encouraged to contact us. - Nina Chun, yanggum [-at-] zengardencafe.org, www.zengardencafe.org, 612 145 1088, Todos Santos


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Music/Entertainment News


Movie Night This Saturday At Buena Vida - This Saturday we will be showing the movie Precious: Based on the Novel, "Push" by Sapphire. Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Film, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect. This movie contains many images of both verbal and physical abuse.

The movie will start roughly at 7:00pm depending on when people arrive. If you do want to see the movie I encourage you to show up earlier so that we can start the movie on time. If you would like a chicken please call ahead so that we may prepare it for you. Thank You! - Leon Spence, spenced777 [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-183-1008, Todos Santos


Thanks For Your Interest - And, kind words; Nicole. Shawn and Cowboy have been playing a very limited schedule this year at the Hotel California. We try to put ads in the ONION whenever we can, but sometimes we don't get the dates until it's too late to advertise. We do send out a monthly schedule by email to quite a few folks in the area. If anyone would like to get put on our mailing list just send me a note at our email below. Bonnie O'neill, sunburntgringos [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-134-0141, Pescadero



Blues Night in Todos Santos Next Friday - February 26th, at 7 p.m, live the experience of an incredible night of Blues with the BLUZ EXPLOZION band at the Zen Garden restaurant, and enjoy the energy of the blues played live. Free Admission! Good food, good drinks & good music!! - Alberto Poli, solecaliente [-at-] gmail.com, 6121368361


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


Lost Dog - Need help to find my dog Piglet. She disappeared 3 days ago on a Friday. Black, 30" tall, all four feet are white and she is two years old. Everyone who walks on the beach in Las Tunas knows her. She has a collar with her name and a phone number but I don't know what phone number it is because I have just taken over her care very recently. Please send me an email if you see her or call me at 612-103-3035. She lives on Camino International en casa de piedra barrio Las Tunas. - Robertojuarez, rober_109 [-at-] hotmail.com


Sammi's Story: A Happy Adoption Update - I am an 8-week-old Labrador mix puppy who loves people. One night I got lost. At 4:30 AM I found Mike and Penny's house in Las Tunas and scratched at the door. Penny put me in the courtyard to sleep on a cushy bed. In the morning I was hungry, so Penny gave me some of Zoe's dog food. It was delicious! I stayed with Mike and Penny for a week. They tried to find a home for me, but everyone already had puppies so they gave me a bath and took my picture. They sent friends something called an "email" asking if anyone wanted to adopt me. And they did! We went to the vet and got a health certificate for US $30, then bought a ticket on Alaska Airlines for $100. Mike and Penny borrowed a carrier that fit under the seat. I didn't wake up until we were in San Francisco. I love Joe and Karen, my new mom and dad. I have lots of amigos and amigas who need homes. Adopting a pet to the States is an easy, fun adventure, and we'll love you all our lives. Signed Sammi. - Mike Brozda, mike.brozda [-at-] yahoo.com


Meet Girdie Girl! - This wonderful girl stumbled upon our abode in great despair and poor health. Terri has lovingly nursed her back to health including a full round of all her shots. She is extremely playful and happy and has proven to be a GREAT watch dog and what a wonderful pup she has turned out to be. Girdie is 5 months old and will be spayed in 2 weeks, ready to go to her new loving home. Please entertain adding this perky girl to your family or pass along to someone that needs a new best friend. you can reach us at 612-132-4731 or 612-133-5531 (from the US 707-320-2661) - Terri Mcintosh, terri [-at-] themcintoshs.com, Todos Santos


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Misc. For Sale/Wanted


Day Bed For Sale - Custom-made day bed crafted by a local cabinet maker. It is single-bed size and is made of finished, clear palo de arco. It is built onto a single bed frame and the price includes the rarely-used mattress and frame. Overall size is 40" by 82" and the two sides and back are 43" high. Email if you would like to see a picture. $250 U.S. - Marie-Rose Hagen, mhagen [-at-] shaw.ca


For Sale - Brand new, never used, 32 gal. blueboy - $140. French fry cutter, brand new, three eights cut, commercial, $105. 612 118 2462, Pescadero


Wanted Lap Top Computer For Student - Rosario who works at Jill Logan's gallery, is looking for used lap top computer not real expensive for student in her family at secondaria. Please call her at 145 0151.



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Vehicles/Boats/RVs for Sale or Wanted


1997 Chevy Astro Van - White. 50K on new GM crate motor. 6K+- on trans. New brakes, fancy wheels. Most everything new or rebuilt."Clean Machine".$3900 or BRO. - Jim Chappelear, betterbead [-at-] centurytel.net, 624 134 4155, Los Barriles


99 Dodge Conversion Van - very nice van has 2 captians chairs and a seat thet folds into a bed in the back and has the rear air package body has no dings or dents 92000 miles - excellent shape good seats, and carpet- 318 v8 I got almost 17mpg fully loaded on the way down - new rear tires and the fronts are good - includes a year of insurance - $5950. us- pictures in craigs list under car/trucks - Gary Gasper, ggasper5 [-at-] msn.com, 612-134-0498, Todos Santos


Two Quads For Sale - 2003 cabelas limited edition kawasaki 360 praire 4x4 with winch and front bag it has big tires with custom wheels. Fresh tune and oil change this one has only a few hours on it $4000.U.S. 2005 360 praire 4x2 runs great fresh tune up around 230 hours $3500 U.S. pictures in craigs list under motorcycles - Gary Gasper, ggasper5 [-at-] msn.com, 612-134-0498, Todos Santos


Off- Road Vehicle For Sportspeople - You are a (kite) surfer, diver, hiker, biker, camper or simply a Baja lover- always on the (off)road with scads of adventure gear! Right? Make your outdoor life easier and even more authentic: Ford Explorer 4WD, 6 Cyl, good tires, Mexican plates, 1995.Great offer: US$ 1800! - bajalife [-at-] yahoo.com, Todos Santos


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Employment Wanted/Available


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Sales and Services



What's In Your Water? - Whatever it is you can remove it. Reverse osmosis, also known as "Ultra filtration," or "RO," is the most advanced water filtration method available, and is the preferred treatment technology used by bottled-water companies and desalinization plants. Of all technologies used to purify drinking water, RO provides the greatest range of contaminant removal. The pores in a reverse osmosis membrane are only approximately 0.0001 of a micron in size (bacteria are 0.2 to 1 micron, and viruses are 0.02 to 0.4 microns). Our multi-stage, carbon and reverse-osmosis filter systems with built in Ultraviolet sterilizer provide ultra pure water protection for your family.

  • Removes Arsenic, Cadmium, Cyanide, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, and Other Toxic Metals.
  • Removes Bacteria, Mold Spores, Parasites, Giardia and Cryptosporidium
  • Removes Pesticides, Fertilizers and Organic Chemicals.
  • Produces Up To 100 gallons per day of fresh, clean drinking and cooking water.
  • No more heavy bottles and jugs of water to lug home or return to the store.
Reverse Osmosis is proven water purification technology. These systems install under your sink and work as a regular drinking water system. Just open the dedicated tap for fresh, pure water. - For More Information, send an Email to: alan [-at-] todossantostechnologies.com, or visit our web site: www.todossantostechnologies.com, Todos Santos


Manicure - Pedicure - It's a new year and time for a new look or maybe you just want to treat yourself to a luxurious manicure or pedicure. For your appt.call #612 118 3492 We are located upstairs at La Esquina. We look forward to seeing you - Sara Rutowksi, ssrsunrose70 [-at-] hotmail.com



Property Care - Solutions for your property, peace of mind while you are away. Property inspections, maintenance Concierge - Carlos Lara, carlos [-at-] shortsandsolutions.com, www.shortsandsolutions.com, 612-161-3212, Baja California Sur


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



Todos Santos And Pescadero - Return 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, lands kiping gardening References can be provided upon request. You can reach me by email or phone - Victor Sossa, lacio31 [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 1354870 6121328777


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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted


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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 www.bajawildheart.com or contact Leslie Lambert, llambert [-at-] sonic.net, 707 696 9064 US Cell, Todos Santos


View Lot In San Juan - Distress sale of a view lot in San Juan section of Todos Santos. Water and power available. Flat buildable lot, 600 square meters in an up and coming neighborhood, forget bumpy car killing roads and inadequate solar power. This is a real investment opportunity. Only $15,00O USD. Sold by Owner. I am handling this for a Mexican friend. - Carl Marsch, carlosmarsch [-at-] prodigy.mx.net, 1450028, Baja California Sur


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 www.ricardoamigo.com/Properties-OspreySanPedrito.asp and the San Pedrito Surf Hotel at http://www.ricardoamigo.com/Properties-SanPedritoSurfHotel.asp - Perla Garnica, Ricardo Amigo Real Estate, perla [-at-] ricardoamigo.com, 612 145 0551


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Quote of the Day: ": I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. ": E. V. Lucas


Community Calendar

Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week

Events/Entertainment

Sunday

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-] yahoo.com, 612-108-3502 or 612-178-0104

Feb. 28 - 1st Annual Gemstone Tour at Casa Bentley Gem Tour from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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

Monday

Feb. 22 - "It's Complicated" - Final Film at Rancho Pescadero. Dinner: 6PM, Film: 7PM. 100 pesos. Reservations required. 612.135.5849. rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero.com, www.ranchopescadero.com

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

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

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

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

March 4 to 7 - 7th Annual Todos Santos Film Festival at the Cultural Center, www.todossantoscinefest.com

March 11 "Meet the Artist" at Visions Gallery Cafelix

March 18-25 Learning Trip To Havana, Cuba - Guillermo Bueron Prieto, g_bueron [-at-] yahoo.com, 612 161 4165

Friday

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

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

April 16-17 - Cabo Marine Show 2010 - sergio [-at-] cabomarineshow.com, www.cabomarineshow.com, 624-125-4216 -

Saturday

Feb. 20 - Feb 20 -Moroccan Night Scholarship Fundraiser for Escuela Pacifica at La Esquina, Dinner 6-8:30, Dance Party 8:30 til close. - , escuelapacifica.org/Escuela_Pacifica/Escuela_Pacifica.html, 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-] yahoo.com, http://www.natureconnectionclub.org

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-] yahoo.com

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-] yahoo.com

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

Mar 27 and 28 - Ejido El Pescadero Chile & Fresa II Annual Festival, from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.


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 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
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

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

Wednesdays

Live Music At Landi's Restaurant - "Las Estrellas De Los Cabos" - The Todos Santos Inn, todossantosinn [-at-] gmail.com, www.todossantosinn.com/, 612 145 0040, Todos Santos

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

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

Mario's Bar and Sushi At Hotelito - 5pm until 10pm wines, cocktails and sushi to order

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 and Sushi At Hotelito - 5 pm until 10 pm wines, cocktails and sushi to order.

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 and Sushi At Hotelito - 5 pm until 10 pm wines, cocktails and sushi to order
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

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
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

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

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

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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