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News and Events, Questions and Answers


Cabo Pulmo Reef - We are very proud to announce that we have just been advised that SEMARNAT has revoked the permits for the mega development known as Cabo Cortez that threatens the Cabo Pulmo Reef. The developers seek to build 7816 homes, 3655 hotel rooms, a 490 slip marina, 2 golf courses, 5000 employee residences, an airport and commercial areas all right next to the Cabo Pulmo reef a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site. This is a great victory for those of us who love the reef and believe that a sustainable tourism model is possible.

Cabo Pulmo Reef - Night Photo: Courtesy MexFish.com           

We want to thank you for all of your support. Whether you helped spread the word or helped us collect signatures, congratulations are deserved by us all. This was, above all, a collective achievement. Recognition should also be given to the accurate and timely decision by SEMARNAT, which showed a welcome sensibility to the voice of civil society. We should be filled by hope in knowing that the voice of organized citizens is capable of creating great changes, when backed up by sound science and presented in a respectful way, through the appropriate institutional channels.

Cabo Cortés, as would be the case with any person or company, has the right to request these environmental permits again, be it with the project we know, or a modified version. We trust that, if they so decide, more attention will be paid to the information they present to the public, to the voice of the local community and to the current planning instruments for the region. A huge congratulations to Pedro Zapata and the supporters of Cabo Pulmo Vivo, http://www.cabopulmovivo.org, as well as those from Agua Vale Mas Que Oro, (En Espanol: www.paredonesamarillosno.com, Google Translation into English: www.paredonesamarillosno.com, who supported this important initiative. - Cabo Pulmo Vivo Agua Vale Mas Que Oro, 145-0050


Todos Santos Library - Don't forget the Todos Santos Library is open all summer, 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The library is located at the Palapa Center on Obregon. There are lots of paperbacks available for a ten peso donation to take on your next trip out of town. Great for plane rides. www.palapasociety.org, 1450-299


Anyone For Cribbage - Is anyone interested in playing Crib anytime, any day, or do you want to learn this terrific card game?
Thanks, G.Herbert - Gillian Herbert, gillyndolly [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-118-0424


Need A Translation Of My Fidiecomiso - I need my fideicomiso translated for tax purposes to complete my 3520 filing. Does anyone have a lead on an inexpensive translation? Thanks - Russell Sutter, ytwest [-at-] gmail.com


English Speaking Math Tutor Wanted - Looking for an English speaking math (more specifically Algebra) tutor needed to aid with Algebra 2 (second semester) online class. Contact by phone. - Shannon Speakman, 612-152-8650, Pescadero



Featured Events This Week


Saturday, August 21

Short Sample Of International Short Film - Restaurant Guaycura, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.reservation [-at-] guaycura.com.mx, www.guaycura.com.mx, + 52 (612) 175 0800, Todos Santos

Mario's Bar and Sushi At Hotelito - 6:00 P.M. ~ 11:00 P.M. - wines, cocktails, 2 for 1 sushi rolls. elhotelito [-at-] mac.com, www.thehotelito.com, 612 145 0099

Michael's At The Gallery - Restaurant open at 6:30 pm. Michael Cope, mplcope [-at-] yahoo.com, 145-0500, Todos Santos

Monday, August 23

Library Open 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. The library is located at the Palapa Center on Obregon.-

Wednesday, August 25

Garbage Clean Up Day - Meet at 8:00 A.M. in front of Bancomer - Emanuela, emagard [-at-] mac.com, 612-161-2907

Recycling at La Esquina - 9 AM~1 PM. Plastics, glass, aluminum, old metal, paper, cardboard. Separate cardboard/paper from other recyclables. 50 peso processing fee. - Carly Keen, carcardk [-at-] gmail.com, Todos Santos

Library Open 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. The library is located at the Palapa Center on Obregon.-

Thursday, August 26

Open House In Pescadero - 2BR/2BA/2 story house on less than 1/4 acre. Take right before the Blue Agave development, then 1st left, then 1st right. Follow signs. - Richard Friend, Richie [-at-] RicardoAmigo.com, ricardoamigo.com/Properties-CasaPescadero.asp, 612 142 0392, Pescadero

Friday, August 27

Library Open 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. The library is located at the Palapa Center on Obregon.-


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Stepping Out - Restaurants and Entertainment



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Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted


Travel Trailer Wanted - I'm looking for a travel trailer for this coming winter in Baja. Do you have one for sale? It should be about 24 feet in length or larger and in good condition. Solar panels would be nice. I'm willing to pay a fair price for the right one. I'll be buying in November. Thank you. Warren Bruce, wbruce55 [-at-] gmail.com, Baja California Sur


Pick Up - se vende un pick up ranger 99 v6 3.0 automatico king cap en muy buenas condiciones interesados comunicarse al 0446121514978 -


Windstar 98 National - National Plates, AC Urgent to sell it. moving to another state. 30,000 or we can arrange a best deal. - Claudia Vallejo, polla15 [-at-] hotmail.com, 6241275327, San Jose Del Cabo


Miscellaneous Restaurant Items For Sale - Solid teak dining chairs, 8, $150mn ea; 18 plastic dining chairs, $120mn ea; 1 round plastic table, $200mn; 1 large rectangular plastic table, $350mn; barely used Kitchenaid deluxe mandoline super slicer [-at-] $600mn; Cadco hot plate, $200mn; 8 oz juice glasses, white coffee mugs, espresso cups, $10mn ea; Philibert Routin flavored syrups from France, $40mn ea; lg. electric chafing dish w/2 stainless steel trays, $400mn; 64” long display case, $600mn. Please call or email Alicia to inquire. Thanks. - Alicia Dufaux, cafe.dlicia [-at-] gmail.com, 145-0862, Todos Santos


Chicken Wire - Free! - Our little puppy is all grown up (sort of) and we don't need to have chicken wire around everything. So we have lots to give away. You haul it. - Nancy Serfas, nancyserfas [-at-] aol.com, 612-119-8047


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Real Estate/Rentals/House Sitting


Open House In Pescadero - Thursday, August 26th, we'll be hosting from 10am to 3pm at Casa Pescadero. Great feeling 2BR, 2BA, two story house with views from everywhere you look and full services. Large bedrooms, great attention to detail on tiles and brick accents, multiple ocean and mountain view spots with large windows, a large upstairs deck with BBQ area, and a private breakfast patio. Clean landscaping, A/C ready and plenty of space in front of the house also add to the overall value of this property which sits on a little less then 1/4 acre (820m2) of property.

Directions: Take the road towards the Blue Agave development, turn right before the end, then the next left and the next right. Follow the signs... - Richard Friend, Richie [-at-] RicardoAmigo.com, ricardoamigo.com/Properties-CasaPescadero.asp, 612 142 0392, Pescadero


Free Rent If You Love Cats - Sept 8 - 14, Las Tunas 1 bedroom. Ocean view, private setting, AC,Sattelite TV and a very loving male siamese cat. A great place to relax and stay cool. catewelch [-at-] gmail.com - , Baja California Sur


House Sitter Avaliable - Retired Banker of 20 years living in San Diego is available for house sitting any time between Oct and May. Lived in Los-Barriles and east cape in winters off and on for past 5 yrs, Has references, Most important, I am reliable and honest.Love pets - Ted Lemanowicz, tlemanowic [-at-] sbcglobal.net, 760-727-5063, Los Barriles


House Sitting - I am looking for a house to take care of for the winter(Todos Santos or Pescadero BCS). October-May. My name is Paul von Koch. I have lived in the area before, I actually helped found Ricardo Amigo Property Management, and I managed the company for 1.5 years out of Todos Santos. I am very handy,tidy, and I can set you up with anything you need for your home in the area i.e. gardeners, maids, carpentors etc, or I can just simply take great care of your house and provide peace of mind about weather and security. I am a seasonal wild land fire fighter so I am just looking for a house to spend my off season in. My plan for the winter is to just surf fish and relax. If you would like references from other people in the Todos Santos Pescadero area I have done house sitting for email me and I would be happy to put you in contact with other people I have house sat for in the area. - Paul Von Koch, paulvonkoch [-at-] hotmail.com, 435 210 0832, Todos Santos


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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available

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Driver From Seattle To Cabo after Aug. 30 - Looking for someone to drive my Toyota Sienna from Seattle to Cabo and deliver it to my wife after the 30th of August. I will pay half the gas ($250). There is plenty of extra room for you to bring your own things and get it down. - Joe Makares, joemakares [-at-] live.com, 970-260-4610, Cabo San Lucas

San Diego To Pescadero Aug. 28 - I will be arriving in San Diego August 28th (give or take a day). I'm looking for someone to split the cost of travel with me (I drive a diesel), and to have some company on the way down. I will have some room, if you have two or three bags that would be fine. I plan on camping, there will be occasional to frequent loud-ish music, and I might surf a break or two time permitting. I'm very laid back and am always down for a good time. I will be back in the states on the 19th, so feel free to call 843-819-6567 at that time or e-mail me whenever. Cheers, Will, wdebrule [-at-] stetson.edu, Pescadero

September -Passenger-driver Wanted, Or Caravan From California To La Paz - I am driving from California to La Paz in early September and want a companion and/or co-driver, or to caravan with others. Departure date is flexible. I want to be in La Paz by September 15. - Elia Redfield, rubyredfield [-at-] gmail.com, AFTER August 17: 415-929-0776

Nov. 10 - Driving From Napa Valley To TS - ride available -I'm driving to TS from NorCal on Nov.10- would enjoy 2 more passengers - share some gas and fun for a few days. - Andrew Miller, mycosynergy [-at-] earthlink.net, 415 308 0195, United States


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

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I Am Looking For A Home. - 3 month old beautiful, healthy, genuine Mexican Purebred. I would make a great companion or watch dog. - 044-612-119-8047, carrollemail [-at-] aol.com, Todos Santos


Lost White Cat - Mimi'. 12 years old, she has been lost for a week in Camino Internacional. White cat, long hair, short tail. Thanks! - Pierre, pierrejbor [-at-] gmail.com, 612 1563644


Will Pay For Good Loving Home For My All White Beautiful Kitty , Blanco - I am moving on Aug. 21 to South Africa to teach college for two years. I want my cat with me he is so loving , beautiful all white, neutered, never needs litter box as long as he can get outlide. Just had all care, shots etc, microchop for travel and his Passport! The problemis I started too late it takes 8 weeks to process permit from South Africa. Blanco never sprays ever, he is about 7, was my husband´s pet until he died 3 years ago and now Blanco and I are inseparable. I am willing to pay up to 1,000 pesos for the months of Sept, Oct. Nov and maybe Dec unless I can get this done through pet travel agency faster after I get there. He grew up around small dogs, is smart as >I live on Brav o in La Paz and he never goes into the st. He sleeps with me but comes with cat cage, wire brushes, harness for travel, cat fur bed etc. Please come see him this week Friday or Sat. if you want at 109 Bravo across from Lorimar hotel one block from malecon behind Applebees. I want him well taken care of as my husband and now I love him so much. Call Sherry Lee..leave message if I do not answer. - Sherry Lee Duncan, sherryleeduncan [-at-] aol.com, 6123-122-8450, La Paz


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


Community Calendar


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

La Coronela, Live Mexican Music - 12 - 3 PM, Hotel California, Todos Santos

Sunday

November 14 - El Rosario Art Festival

November 28 - 2nd Annual La Paz Festival D'arte 2010, Marina Palmira. Proceeds benefit FANLAP and Baja Dogs. Participating Artists sign up at The Art Shop, Guillermo Prieto #189 La Paz. 612-122-0145, kathybezy [-at-] goldrush.com

December 5 - San Antonio Art Festival

December 12 - Los Barriles Art & Craft Show

Feb 27, 2011 - The Palapa Society's Historic House Tour. - Sharon Morris, 612-108-3502 or 612-178-0104

March 20, 2011- ARTS second Annual "Artist Studio Tour" at various artists' studios in Todos Santos

April 3, 2011 - Los Barriles Art & Craft show at Rancho Buena Vista

Rancho Pescadero Sunday Brunch - 10-2 ,$200 pesos includes your first Bloody Mary at our Build-Your-Own-Bloody-Mary-Bar. - rancho1 [-at-] ranchopescadero.com, www.ranchopescadero.com, 612.135.5849

CaboMil Happy Hour - 6 :00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Cabomil 96.3 FM Radio, In English. Listen via computer, www.cabomil.com.mx

Monday

Library Open 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. The library is located at the Palapa Center on Obregon.-

Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand 9:30 to 2:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos

Tuesday

Buena Vida 2 x 1 Pizza and Beers - - Jessie, jessierutowski [-at-] hotmail.com, 6123488178

Wednesday

August 25 - Garbage Clean Up Day Wednesday 8:00 A.M. in front of Bancomer - Emanuela, emagard [-at-] mac.com, 612-161-2907

Library Open 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. The library is located at the Palapa Center on Obregon.-

Recycling at La Esquina - 9 AM to 1 PM. We accept all plastics, all glass colors, aluminum, old metal, paper and cardboard. 50 peso processing fee. Please separate cardboard and paper from other recyclables. - Carly Keen, carcardk [-at-] gmail.com, Todos Santos -

Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand 9:30 to 2:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos

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

Live Music and All You Can Eat Pizza at The Sandbar, Pescadero

Thursday

November 11 - ARTS Artists of Todos Santos opening of a special show celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Revolution & Independence of Mexico.

December 2 - ARTS second “Small Works Show” opens

December 16 - ARTS "Meet the Artist" talk at Cafelix. Speaker TBA.

Jan 13, 2011 - ARTS second Annual "Juried Photography Show" Opening Reception and presentation of awards at Cafelix

Jan 27, Feb. 10, March 24, 2011 - - ARTS "Meet the Artist" talks at Cafelix. Speaker TBA

Feb 24, 2011 - - ARTS "Artists' Studio Show" Opening Reception at Cafelix featuring work from the artists participating in this years Studio Tour

Buena Vida 2 x 1 Pizza and Beers - - Jessie, jessierutowski [-at-] hotmail.com, 6123488178

Live Music at Landi's Restaurant - 7 PM to 9PM, Mexican guitar "Tolin" - Landi Ortega, landi_ortega [-at-] hotmail.com, (612) 145-0020

Mario's Bar and Sushi At Hotelito - 6 pm until 11 pm wines, cocktails and sushi to order. elhotelito [-at-] mac.com, www.thehotelito.com, 612 145 0099

Friday

Library Open 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. The library is located at the Palapa Center on Obregon.-

Dec. 3, 2010 - Dancing Under the Stars at Hotelito - This event is a fundraiser for the Todos Santos Youth in Video project which is sponsored by Festival de Cine de Todos Santos.

Mario's Bar and Sushi At Hotelito - 6 pm until 16 pm wines, cocktails and sushi to order. elhotelito [-at-] mac.com, www.thehotelito.com, 612 145 0099

Michael's At The Gallery - Restaurant open at 6:30 pm. Michael Cope, mplcope [-at-] yahoo.com, 145-0500, Todos Santos

Fish 'n Chips night at Kokorico, Todos Santos, 6121493902,

Live Reggae Band at the Sandbar

This Weekend in Los Cabos - with Claudia Velo on CaboMil 96.3FM from 6 to 6:30PM. Listen at www.cabomil.com.mx.

Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand 9:30 to 2:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos

Saturday

November 27 Palapa Society Of Todos Santos, A.c. 4th Annual Tianguis (yard Sale)- 10:00 - 1:00 - Donna Viglione, info [-at-] palapasociety.org, www.palapasociety.org, 1450-299

Mario's Bar and Sushi At Hotelito - 6:00 P.M. ~ 11:00 P.M. - wines, cocktails, 2 for 1 sushi rolls. elhotelito [-at-] mac.com, www.thehotelito.com, 612 145 0099

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

Basilfields Organic Fruit And Vegetable Stand 9:30 to 2:00, Colegio Militar across from Telcel, Todos Santos

October 30 - Halloween Party, Hotel California, support Lifeguards/Salvavidas Todos Santos, Live music, prizes for costumes, 8pm

March 12, 2011 - Home and Garden Tour hosted by Escuela Pacifica,


Meetings and Workshops


Monday Through Friday
Spanish Lessons with Guillermo Bueron, 9 AM, Cultural Center. g_bueron [-at-] yahoo.com, 612 161 4165, Todos Santos
Monday Thru Saturday
Sundays

Tennis-- Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-] gmail.com

Mondays
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

Zumba Exercise and Dance Classes For Boys and Girls - 6:30 - 7:30 PM Mutualista - Doctora Oliva, 612-145-0201

Tuesdays

Zumba Exercise and Dance Classes - 8:00 - 9:00 AM Mutualista - Doctora Oliva, 612-145-0201

Aikido [-at-] La Arca - 7 pm Taught by Carlos Martinez Herrera. No charge, donations accepted.All ages and abilities welcome, kids encouraged to try (under 8 should be accompanied by an adult). - 612 139 4017

Mexican Cultural Presentation - Every Tuesday at 1:15 pm in easy Spanish. Free. Walk-ins welcome. Se Habla La Paz Spanish Language School Fco. I. Madero #540 La Paz (between Republica y Guerrero) - Juli Goff, info [-at-] sehablalapaz.com , www.sehablalapaz.com.

Manos Magicas Meetings - 10:00 A.M. at DIF on Topete across from La Copa, - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-at-] hotmail.com, 612-10-05872, Todos Santos

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

Zumba Exercise and Dance Classes For Boys and Girls - 6:30 - 7:30 PM Mutualista - Doctora Oliva, 612-145-0201

Ashtanga Yoga With Sean - 9 AM, La Arca, 50 pesos donation. 612 137 5356, Todos Santos

Wednesdays
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

Zumba Exercise and Dance Classes For Boys and Girls - 6:30 - 7:30 PM Mutualista - Doctora Oliva, 612-145-0201

Thursdays
Zumba Exercise and Dance Classes - 8:00 - 9:00 AM Mutualista - Doctora Oliva, 612-145-0201

Aikido [-at-] La Arca - 7 pm Taught by Carlos Martinez Herrera. No charge, donations accepted.All ages and abilities welcome, kids encouraged to try (under 8 should be accompanied by an adult). - 612 139 4017

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

Zumba Exercise and Dance Classes For Boys and Girls - 6:30 - 7:30 PM Mutualista - Doctora Oliva, 612-145-0201

Tennis-- Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-] gmail.com

Fridays
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

Tennis-- Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [-at-] gmail.com

Saturdays
Zumba Exercise and Dance Classes - 8:00 - 9:00 AM Mutualista - Doctora Oliva, 612-145-0201

Enrichment Program for 3-8 year olds - 9am-11am in Las Tunas, - Tracy Monk Durland, mazytronk [-at-] hotmail.com, 612 1544729,

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

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