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

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News, Events and Announcements

Paredones Amarillos Does Not Appeal SEMARNAT Decision - Vista Gold was given 15 days to appeal the decision by SEMARNAT to deny the zoning permit for the Paredones Amarillos open pit gold mine in the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve. The time limit for the appeal has expired and Vista Gold did not submit an appeal so the negative ruling will stand. It is unknown if Vista Gold will try to continue the mining project by initiating a new permitting process with new studies. - Agua Vale Mas Que Oro, info [-at-],, 145-0050

New Migration Cards To Replace FM-2 and FM-3 Booklets (Courtesy Of Baja Pony Express) - In the following weeks, the National Migration Institute will publish the formats of the new migration cards that will replace the FM2 and FM3 booklets. Changes of activity, domicile, marital status, etc. will no longer have to be annotated on the migratory document, thereby allowing the foreign national the ability to travel in and out of the country while a change of status/conditions application is in process without having to request an exit and re-entry permit;

Consular Posts will no longer issue FM2 or FM3 booklets. Instead, the Consular Post will place a visa sticker on the foreign national’s passport, upon receipt of the petition’s approval from the National Migration institute. The sticker will allow entry into Mexico within 365 days of issuance. Upon entry, the foreign national must obtain the new FM2 or FM3 migration card within 30 days. - Maryann

International Community Foundation Releases Report On U.s. Retirement Trends In Coastal Communities - In an effort to better understand the impacts of the recent economic recession on U.S. retirement trends in Mexico, the International Community Foundation has released a study entitled “U.S. Retirement Trends in Mexico’s Coastal Communities: Lifestyle Priorities and Demographics.” The report is the first of five research studies on this topic that will be published by the Foundation. The International Community Foundation surveyed over 840 U.S. retirees in coastal areas of Mexico over 50 years of age. Key findings included:

The complete report and research methodology can be accessed at:

About the U.S. Retirement in Mexico Research Series: Through its “U.S. Retirement in Mexico” research series, the International Community Foundation seeks to inform, educate, and engage would-be retirees, targeted buyers, real estate developers, nonprofit organizations and policymakers at the local, state and federal levels of governmental in both the United States and Mexico on emerging trends related to the American expatriate community in Mexico. The forthcoming research series will address trends in health care; volunteerism, philanthropy and civic engagement; real estate; and the environment.

About the International Community Foundation: The International Community Foundation is a public charity founded in 1990 with a mission to expand the level of charitable giving internationally by U.S. donors with an emphasis on Mexico and Central America. For more information regarding the International Community Foundation, visit: - Richard Kiy, rkiy [-at-],, 1-619-336-2256

Events This Week

Saturday, March 13 - Tonight

Live Music At Felipe's In Pescadero - Greg Kitchel 6:30 to 8:30

Flashback At The Hotel California - Saturday Night, March 13th, 8-11 Rock n Roll with Flashback at the Hotel California. sunburntgringos [-at-], 612-134-0141, Pescadero

Boxing: Paquiao Vs. Clottey - 7 pm, La Garra, Todos Santos - Happy Moreno, lagarrats [-at-], 6121450004

Sunday, March 14

Artist's Studio and Gallery Tour Continues - - Tickets, maps at Cafelix on Sunday, March 14th from 9:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Diane Knight, dianekknight [-at-],, 145 05 86, Todos Santos

Will Hypnosis Work For Me -at La Arca from 1:00 to 2:30. $25 U.S. or 300 pesos donation. Hour and a half program to stop smoking.3:00 to 4:30 - Patty Kishiyama, pkishiyama [-at-] , 612 1353091

Don't Forget, our complete Community Calendar including Recurring Events, Meetings and Workshops is always located near the bottom of each issue of the Baja Western Onion

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Looking For Cleaners - Looking for a team of good cleaners to do a bottom to top, thorough cleaning of our newly constructed house in Las Tunas. Thank you. - Lynn Jaksa, chrispluslynn [-at-]

Free Internet! - Baja Bell Internet is conducting beta test in Pescadero-Los Cerritos area for the next few days. If you see Baja Bell 2 network, go ahead and connect to it, and if you are close enough to the transmitting tower you can access the internet for FREE. The only thing we are asking in return is to contact us and let us know if you can connect and where are you located approximately. Thank you for your time and patronage. - Bill, info [-at-],, 044-612-132-4710, Pescadero

Fur Ball Results and Thanks - We wish again to thank all who attended, donated and volunteered to make this year's Fur Ball held at the Hotel California on February 27th a success. We are happy to report that the Fur Ball netted 111,323 Pesos. Proceeds are used for spaying/neutering dogs and cats of Todos Santos and surrounding areas. These funds are used to defray costs of ongoing costs of local vets who perform these services for the community throughout the year, as well as spay/neuter clinics staffed by volunteer vets and assistants from the US. Costs include anesthetics, pre- and post-surgical medicines, surgical tools and equipment, emergency supplies, etc. Ongoing efforts to educate children in pet care as well as the importance of having their animals spayed and neutered, as well as feeding starving beach animals are part of our efforts.

The next clinic will be held March 25th through the 28th. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Angelique at 14-502-50 or bajakitties [-at-] If you know of of any low income Mexican who would like to have their animal(s) sterilized, please let them know about the upcoming clinic. Amigos de los Animales de Todos Santos A.C. - Angelique

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Meetings, Classes and Workshop Announcements

Dharma Talks - Dharma Talks offered by Robert Hall, Sundays 10-11:30 A.M. at La A.R.C.A. The talks are preceded by a period of guided meditation with instructions in the Vipassana tradition. Everyone is welcome. Select talks are also available online for listening or downloading. Transcribed talks are also available for reading at your leisure from the web site. Contact ; 612-145-0676; - Rumi De La Arca, eldharma [-at-],, 612-145-0676

Healthy Easter Weekend - At La Duna Ecology Center in La Paz. Two nights and three days lodging, daily yoga, a 45 min. massage, stargazing night, all meals, the beach and time to relax... $190 dollars all inclusive. Single room $40 extra. round trip from La Paz $25 - Gabriela Flores, gabriela [-at-],, (612)140-0948, La Paz

3rd And 4th Seminar In Our Series - The 3rd Seminar, The Importance of Details, will be on Wed. 4/21 at 10 and the 4th Seminar, Finishes: what they are and how they vary, will be on Fri. 5/21 at 3. The more information we can give you the greater the possibility that you will have a positive out come when you build your dream home. Please make your reservations early for either or both of these seminars or to discuss any of the previous seminars. There are no fees for these services. - Sylvia St.clair, sasinbaja [-at-],, 612-145-0563, Baja California Sur

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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available - New This Week

Ride Needed From SJD On 3/18 - I need a ride from SJD airport to Todos Santos. I will be arriving at 3:30. Let me know if someone is headed my way. Gracias, - Barbara, barbara [-at-], 612-133-2364

Need A Ride From San Diego To Todos Santos? - Available space in my car from San Diego to Todos Santos 29/03/10 - 31/03/10. Would love to share driving. Email(preferred) if interested. - Joy Obrien, allie_todossantos [-at-], 612-178-0093, Todos Santos

Airport Ride Calendar

March 17 - Ride needed to SJD.- Need to be there 12:30 P.M. - Laurie Bauer, lauriecb [-at-],, 612.102 0351, Baja California Sur

March 18 - From SJD to Todos Santos. After 3:30. - Barbara, barbara [-at-], 612-133-2364

Caravans/Ride shares North and South Calendar

Todos Santos/L.A./ San Francisco - Leaving March 14th and arriving LA around the 16th, leaving around the 19th of March for S.F. (Sonoma County is my final destination). - Paul Hughes, paulhug [-at-], 707-696-0639, Todos Santos

Todos Santos To San Clemente - March 20 - Room for one. - Kelly, imaginocean [-at-], 612-143-7556

Pescadero to San Diego/LA Area - Before end of March. Share expenses and driving.- Thomas Paine, tiotomasbcs [-at-], 612 118 1040

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

Canon City, Colorado to Cabo San Lucas. - Looking for a plane ride or vehicle any time after March 21st. Jennifer 719-275-1800. - Blaise Alexander, selltoopen [-at-], 719-240-8335

March 29 - San Diego To Todos Santos 29/03/10 - 31/03/10. Share driving. - Joy Obrien, allie_todossantos [-at-], 612-178-0093, Todos Santos

Caravan San Diego To La Paz - around March 29 returning around April 9 - (760) 803-1780 - Sarah Whitfield, sawhitfield7 [-at-], 7608031789

Need ride north - to Northern Ca. between April 1 and April 8 - final destination is the Eureka-Arcata area in Humboldt Co - Kevin Boyle, woodrowstock [-at-], 612-132-9740, Todos Santos

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Restaurant and Food News

Café Las Palmitas Y Arte Minero - Enjoy the beautiful patio garden, great food, coffee, Art and free WiFi. We are located in Pescadero; 1.5 blocks north (left) from the Pescadero Surf Camp and 1 block east (uphill) from the Skate Park. Now serving breakfast and lunch, great coffee, smoothies and desserts.
Hours; 8am – 3pm.Monday thru Saturday. We will cook for your special occasion, to Order food to go, call Monsy at, 612-130-3233. 044-612-147-4474
- Monsy Houhoulis, monsyh [-at-]

Rosticeria Kokorico - Dear Friends, We are very happy to announce the opening of Rosticeria KoKoRicO next Monday 15th March. we are located in Colegio Militar and Morelos corner. Rosticeria KoKoRicO will be open every day from 1pm to 9 pm. on this special ocasion we will offer:

1/4 roasted chicken 30 pesos!
1/2 roasted chicken 60 pesos!!
whole roasted chicken 100 pesos!!!
Have a great week-end and see you on Monday! - Rosticeria Kokorico, (612 )14.939.02, Todos Santos

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Music/Entertainment News

Flashback At The Hotel California - Saturday Night, March 13th, 8-11 Rock n Roll with Flashback at the Hotel California. Don't forget to bring your dancin' shoes. - Bonnie O'neill, sunburntgringos [-at-], 612-134-0141, Pescadero

La Garra Box Paquiao Vs. Clottey - Today, Saturday the 13th, 9pm eastern that means 7pm our time!!! We will be showing the fight come join us. - Happy Moreno, lagarrats [-at-], 6121450004

Corazon Vaquero DVD Back In Stock - The hit of last year's film festival, Corazon Vaquero (The Heart of the Cowboy)is finally back in stock. A beautifully photographed documentary on a unique and vanishing way of life in the mountain ranges of Baja, this DVD is difficult to find. I was only able to get 15, far fewer than the many requests I have had.

First come, first served, $260 pesos at El Tecolote Bookstore on Juarez at Hidalgo, Todos Santos. - Janet Howey

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

Seeking Early Retirement - My Working Days Are Over - My name is Azul and I am a purebred Australian Cattle Dog and, due to an injury, or perhaps distemper in my early days, I am no longer able to work on the ranch. My owners are too poor to feed a dog that cannot contribute, so I was put out to fend for myself. My rescuers found me starved and sick. Today I am healthy with a few special needs that do not affect my ability to be a good companion. I am clean and quiet. I bark when appropriate. I need help getting into the car but happily jump out for my daily morning walks. The weakness in my back legs keeps me off the furniture! My foster mom thinks I am pretty darn smart as I have learned to sit and stay and I am ready and eager to learn more. My breed makes me loyal to my family and I get along with the other family dogs. I have had a thorough neurological evaluation by a US vet. I am aprox. 2-4 yrs old and my weakness is not expected to get worse. I am healthy and ready for my forever home. - Marie-Rose Hagen, mhagen [-at-]

Cat Wanted - Hola!
We are looking for a cat to adopt in Todos Santos. The ideal would be a healthy toilet-trained baby friendly male kitten. I know there are always puppies for adoption on Western onion, but never heard about cats. Please let me know if you know something about. xpolkovnik [-at-] - Ksenia, xpolkovnik [-at-], Todos Santos

Lost Dog - An adorable blonde puppy about 5 months old was hit by a car, near the gas station outside T.S. heading toward La Paz. She ran away. If you have seen her, would you please contact me. - Marilyn Martin, redcliffproperties [-at-], 612-153-5354

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-], Todos Santos

Still Missing - 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, in the Laguna Chapala area. The middle of nowhere. 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 neutered, 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 has been increased to $1000 usd. 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

Integrated Trailer Jack Wanted - Looking for a trailer hitch jack for a late 70's model Layton or similar. Hand crank or motorized. Three bolt pattern preferable. - Andrea Park, andreacpark [-at-], 612-154-1183, Todos Santos

Spring Cleaning Time *Items For Sale* - For sale. Mini Fridge, includes small freezer. Like new. Used less then 6 months. Black and Stainless steel finish 1100 Pesos. Large heavy duty wire dog cage - 27"w x 30"h x 42"long. Minor rust from storage 400 Pesos.
2 Meter Slingshot B2 Trainer Kite Nearly New. Black, White, and Red. No pinholes material still crisp. 1300 Pesos. - Aviel, Pacific_Clean [-at-], 612 167 8078, Pescadero

Flute For Sale - Selmar-Bundy silver flute for sale. Perfect condition, antique classic, from 1960 or older...1500.00 pesos. In original black handsome case. - James Currie, jdarylcurrie [-at-], 044 624 117 7794

'03 Kenmore Washing Machine - '03 Kenmore (Sears) Compact. Top loader. Hardly used. Works as a good washer should. Great for a 2-person household. 22" deep, 22" wide, 35" high. Not needed in our boon docking rig. Located in Pescadero area. 612-134-8280, skejam [-at-] - Jim Skelton, skejam [-at-], 612-134-8280, Pescadero

Satellite Internet System - Looking for a used satellite internet system for my tourist destination El Cardonal´s Hide-a-Way. Please contact EDDY at cel: 612 348-9793 or send e-mail at can-am-mex-law-firm [-at-] - Jacques-edouard Beaulne, can-am-mex-law-firm [-at-],, 612 348-9793, Baja California Sur

Office and Warehouse Clearance Sale, Sunday, March 14, From 10 AM to 5 PM, And All Week - Todos Santos Technologies / Baja Satellite has accumulated a lot of stuff, but we have limited room to store it. Time to clear it out to make some room for more stuff:

Updated List of Items include: Updated List of Items include: Air Compressor, 2-line telephone, cordless phone, home and car cell phone chargers, TV, audio, video, telephone and electronics cables, audio and video switchers, water test kits, automatic sprinkler timers, small fire extinguisher, telephone answering machine, TV wall mounts - hold up to 40" LCD TV, satellite TV parts, computer parts and cables, computer microphones, computer mice, CD ROM drives, PC laptop adapters for wireless and LAN Internet, wireless range extender antennas, various wall chargers and power supplies, Voice Over Internet telephone gear, some water purification parts, solar electric pump controller, plumbing parts, 15 and 20 amp electrical circuit breakers, Window screen repair kit, a tile setter's bubble level, electrical extension cords, used Dish Network and DirecTV satellite TV receivers, too much to list here.

For directions, an updated list of items, and perhaps some photos if I have time, please visit: alan [-at-], 612 145 0364, 530 313 5225, Todos Santos

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Vehicles/Boats/RVs for Sale or Wanted

Looking For Polaris Ranger Or Other UTV - We are looking for a used UTV. We will consider any make and model. If you have one you would like to sell or know where we might find a used one, please let us know. - Andrea Park, andreacpark [-at-], 612-154-1183, Todos Santos

Honda 125 Quad - Runs very well, starts every time, older but reliable, In very good condition, Checked by mechanic, automatic, 5 speed, must sell before march 28th, asking $500 US, call Cher at 612 144-2076, I am in El Molino in Todos Santos. - chercoburn [-at-]

Supa Clean 12' Tinnie - 12' Valco Aluminum skiff, includes galvanized trailer, spare tire, anchor, cushions, fish finder, comfy seats. $1,800. USD - Steve Meisinger, smeisinger1 [-at-], 612-118-4782

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Employment Wanted/Available

Martha Wants A Job. Cleaning Houses In The Morning. - I want a job for the morning. I can clean houses. I live in Todos Santos and would prefer the house here in Todos. I’m a responsible, honest and punctual person. - Martha Salgado, yucary23 [-at-] or caballito_b [-at-], 6121426184, Todos Santos

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Sales and Services

Airport Shuttle Service - Shuttle Service offered to/from airports in Los Cabos (SJD) and La Paz. Also, city shuttle for shopping or other. Discounts for group bookings. Many satisfied clients in Todos Santos, Pescadero, Las Tunas, etc... Let me simplify your day! - Brad Kahland, bmkahland [-at-], (044) 612 147 5019, Todos Santos

Graphic Design, Websites, Illustration, Film, Animation - Film Producer/Web & Graphic Designer - Hello, I am a professional multimedia artist/film producer/web & graphic designer offering services in the Todos Santos Area. If you need a website, custom logos, graphic design work for print adds, digital photos, custom illustrations, animation or help with online marketing please e-mail me or call. 612 149-8787 annointingyou [-at-] Thank you, David

Hola, Yo soy un artista multimedia / productor de cine / web / diseñador gráfico que ofrece servicios profesionales en la zona de Todos Santos. Si usted necesita un sitio web, logotipos personalizados, trabajos de diseño gráfico para la impresión agrega, fotos digitales, ilustraciones personalizados, animación o ayudar con la comercialización online, por favor envíeme un correo electrónico o llamada: 612 149-8787, Gracias, - David, annointingyou [-at-], Todos Santos

Medical Service - Medical service in general 24 hours a day. We go to your house. Nurse Jeykla Acevedo. Contact me at 6121426184. - Jeykla Acevedo, cleopatra_101982 [-at-], Todos Santos

Herons Nest Studio Offering 30% Discount During Artists Studio Tour - pastel artist, Mike McAllister, is offering a large selection of paintings at his studio Sunday during the Artists Studio Tour for 30% off, cash or checks only. Many of the pieces have recently been shown in local galleries and will be available at these low prices only on Sunday. The painting for the Palapa Society Historic House Tour will also be on view at Mike's studio and is available for purchase. See you Sunday. - Mike Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [-at-], 612-152-6166, Todos Santos

marina's storage - now at marina's restaurant in Pescadero mini storage & vehicle storage RVs/cars/trailers etc. Totally enclosed fenced lot. 24hour security with video cam. Mini units 6'*6'*8' $50.00usd/month. Cars $1/per day. RV's $1.6/per day. English & Spanish spoken. Call Eduardo - Eduardo Mendez, eduardovilemm [-at-], (612) 130 32 67, Pescadero

Eduardo's Air Condition & Service - Latest technology available for all your auto & home care service. Factory trained technician. Mini split available for installation in your home best prices & service. Call Eduardo! - Eduardo Mendez, eselollevalacorriente [-at-], (612) 130 32 67, Baja California Sur

Jal, Los Gavilanes Id 54230. Tlajomulco De Zuñiga - - Miguel Suarez, contacto [-at-],, 013336293481

Yacht Cruises From La Paz - - American Safari Cruises From La Paz - Ex-pat Only Offer For March 20, 27 and April 3 seven night Cruises - The 6 stateroom, 105ââ‚â„¢ luxury yacht, "Safari Spirit" sails weekly from La Paz on round-trip Sea of Cortez luxury adventure "Aquarium of the World" trips. These three cruises are nearly 45% off, just for us ex-pats, and you can invite non-locals to join you from back home, but the offer is only being made here. Kayaking; snorkeling; wake boarding; island exploring; mule trail ride at Bahia Agua Verde; enjoying also Isla Partida, Isla San Jose, Los Islotes (swimming with sea lions); exquisite cuisine; complimentary full open bar: microbrews, fine wines, premium liquors; naturalist guides; luxurious staterooms and very personal service, - what a great way to explore the Sea of Cortez at a price not available "Up North"! We “Todosantaneros‚” just returned from the first March sailing and loved every minute including hanging out with 2 blue whales for hours; riding a Zodiac skiff amidst a pod of pilot whales who played with us for hours while our hydrophones played their communications for us to listen-in; bottlenose dolphins playing in our bow wake and doing flips for us 20ââ‚â„¢ away; island hikes and remote beachcombing; dinners of spiny lobster only hours out of the water just one great experience after another. Sailing on Carlos Slim’s yacht couldn’t be better than this! Double staterooms from $3695 per person (normally almost twice that) - worth every penny.

The Safari Spirit also heads for Alaska’s Inside Passage in May. Ask us what a deal we have for Baja ex pats there too. Alaska is another destination to be seen by boat, and not on a big ship. Questions can also be answered by our "local expert" (just back from sailing) in Todos Santos, - Jeff Krida, jkrida [-at-], or contact the cruise line directly at our web site is Todos Santos - , sales [-at-] ,,

Ever Wanted To Go Fishing With a Todos Santos Fisherman? - Trawling and handlining from Punta Lobos -- $40. per hour 5hr. miniumum -- All equipment provided -- English spoken -- Three persons maximum. Call Augustin Agundez 612-10-34504/612-14-36725 "Two friends and I went out with Augustin, we had the best day in the Baja and took home fish" Don Watterson - don [-at-], 612-10-34504/612-1436725

Checka La Obc Shop - New store in town La Only Baja Crafts Shop, wood carvings,pottery, cotton clothes, organic products,vanilla beans,shells, jewelry, and much more done with, The Escence of Our People and The Soul of Our Land. Plaza Los Faroles Todos Santos Downtown - Homero Martinez, homerochairez [-at-],, 612 167 74 84, Todos Santos

Affordable Building Construction Services

Edificaciones Construction Balvaneda.
Ing. Jose Lorenzo Balvaneda Meza.
Building Project Design and Construction Services

Please Contact Us for an Estimate on Your Next Construction Project
La Paz - 01 612 12 2 05 66
El Pescadero - Tel: 01 612 13 03 050
English Cel: 612 132 47 10 Bill Herrera
Espanol Cel: 612 14 0 67 34

Spanish Lessons - Spanish lessons at Instituto de Inglés y Español América. Come to our school and solve your problems with spanish.Group and private lessons. We are located in Pescadero in Barrio San Juán, right in front of Sueño Tropical office. - Joel Antonio Estamates, caballito_b [-at-],, 6121303270, My celphone is 6121426184, Pescadero

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:

  • 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, pure drinking and cooking water.
  • No more heavy bottles and jugs of water to lug home or return to the store.
Our six-stage, carbon and reverse-osmosis filter systems with built in Ultraviolet sterilizer provide ultra pure water protection for your family. These systems install under your sink and work as a regular drinking water system. Just open the dedicated tap for fresh, pure water. - $495 dlls. Installed!

Know the facts before you buy, and don't be misled by unproven claims for so called "ionized" or "Alkalinized" water, or other magical solutions. More information on reverse osmosis and links to authoritative external sites here: - For more information, Email: alan [-at-], or visit our web site:, Todos Santos

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House Sitting, Rentals Available/Wanted

Looking For A Place To Rent Or Housesit - hello I’m Felix from Cafelix. I’m moving out with my girlfriend and I’m looking for a place to rent or house-sitting, meanwhile we build a little apartment, so if you want me to take care of your place let me know in Cafelix stop by and we talk about it! - Felix Vazquez, 6121312081, Todos Santos

Caretaker's Casita Available - I am offering , rent-free, 5 mn walk from downtown, a private casita with its own bedroom, bathroom, kitchen , terrace with palapa roof and fenced garden with mature avocado trees, to a couple , preferably with a dog, in exchange for property supervision, as I spend a lot of time in the states. Only serious candidates will be considered. - Sylvie Sabatier, ssabatier [-at-], 612 102 9232, Todos Santos

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Real Estate For Sale

Property In Elias Calles For Sale - Ocean, river and sierra views, up and coming Elias Calles: invest in the future of the area, small business or residential, just shy of 1,500 meters, +2 small buildings, +water meter and contract with city, +fenced, dirt road access. bathroom with black-water purification system, kitchen palapa over 10,000 gallon water pila, unique. [-at-] us$69k. Title, tax number.

Also possible to expand and buy two adjacent lots, 1/3 of an acre each approx making a total of one acre all three together giving access thru 2 streets.(2 extra lots for 35K, each,(*reduced) one lot has sturdy concrete building, 1 boat and truck garage unfinished_only needs interior plastering, doors, windows and floor has second story potential/view) - - G Meyer, gmanflash [-at-], 6241377004, Elias Calles

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. $298,000 USD 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

Have Building Questions, Need Answers...? - On March 27 and 28 (same dates as the Pescadero Chile and Strawberry Festival), from 12 to 4 PM, we will be having an Open House at Casa Pat in Los Cerritos to answer any questions you may have regarding permits and construction. Ever wonder if you need a permit to put up a fence? If you want to clear portion of your parcel do you need a Profepa and/or Semarnat permit, if so how long will it take and how much will it cost? How much does it cost to build a driveway, bodega (storage area), or a house? We are having this question-answer forum at Casa Pat, so you can see for yourself what we have constructed recently. Yes, your dream can come true, only if you ask the right questions and have the adequate personnel to make it happen! For directions to Casa Pat go to You can call us via Skype: usausa13, from USA-Canada 310-601-8170, direct cell phone from USA-Canada 011-52-1-612-132-4710. Thank you for your time and support. - Bill, info [-at-],, 044-612-132-4710, Pescadero

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

Mar. 14Will Hypnosis Work For Me - at La Arca from 1:00 to 2:30. $25 U.S. or 300 pesos donation. Hour and a half program to stop smoking.3:00 to 4:30 - Patty Kishiyama, pkishiyama [-at-] , 612 1353091

Mar. 21 Open Reading 4:00 P.M.. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-], 612 10 065872


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

March 18 - 21. - Baja Shakespeare - Knight of the Mighty Rod at Rancho Buena Vista. 624-142-8008

March 25 - 28th - Spay and Neuter Clinic If you would like to volunteer, please contact Angelique at 14-502-50 or bajakitties [-at-] If you know of of any low income Mexican who would like to have their animal(s) sterilized, please let them know about the upcoming clinic. Amigos de los Animales de Todos Santos A.C.

March 25 - "Meet the Artist" at Visions Gallery Cafelix

April 1 & 2, 2010 9:00 A.M. to - 4:00 P.M. Gloria's Studio/Casa Montemar, Las Tunas. Cost: $175 USD. - Gloria Ruenitz, href=mailto:gruenitz10 [-at-]>gruenitz10 [-at-],, 612-118-3683,


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


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

Mar 27 - Curvas Peligrosas playing at Hotel California beginning at 8:00 P.M.

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

April 17-18 - The 1st Annual Punta Sayulita Long Board & Stand-Up Classic - surf contest for longboard and stand-up paddle surfers. - Jose Luis Caselin, jlcaselin [-at-] ,, 329 291 3957

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
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-]

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


Yoga at Hotelito. with Caroline at 9:00 AM.

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


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

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-]

Yoga at Hotelito. with Caroline at 9:00 AM.

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

Yoga at Hotelito. with Caroline at 3:00 P.M.

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 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,, 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
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
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

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

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

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

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