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Halloween Party - The second annual Escuela Pacifica Halloween Fundraiser will be happening on Friday, Oct 29 at Cafe La Esquina. It will be a great party including a Haunted House, kids games,classic creepy movies,and a Best Costume Contest for Kids and Adults. In a change from last year, the Escuela Pacifica family kitchens will be providing both kids and adult meals. La Esquina will handle your beverage needs.
The Palalpa Society Needs You! - The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, a non-profit organization committed to assisting the children of Todos Santos as well as the total community, has outgrown its current facility and must develop a building program or find an appropriate new location. Through our many successful programs, last year 68 students learned in English language classes, 12 children enjoyed art instruction, several families received funding needed for crisis injuries and/or serious medical problems, 52 students were awarded scholarships for high school or college, and a large public lending library was maintained. English and art classes were self-sustaining for materials, and all teaching and administration costs were donated. This year the Palapa Society also is facilitating English Language Classes for local Mexican community members desiring to become bi-lingual in their places of work!
First Call For Entry For All Baja Artists! - Small Works Show – December 2nd to January 7th, 2011. ARTS (Artists of Todos Santos), in conjunction with Visions Gallery at Cafelix Coffee and Kitchen, is issuing an initial call for entries in the Second Annual Small Works Art Show, “A Holiday Gift of Art”. Any artist who has the necessary legal status to sell their work in Mexico is invited to enter two or three dimensional art, photography or sculpture, no larger than 12 inches in any direction plus a modest sized frame or stand and selling for no more than $150usd. A fee of just 150 pesos, to help cover the gallery and reception costs, will allow each artist to enter up to five pieces. There is no jury and all pieces will be accepted subject to the discretion of the Artists of Todos Santos.
Dharma Talks Resume Sunday October 10th - Dharma Talks resume Sunday October 10th, 10 A.M.-11:30 A.M. This season marks the 10th year of talks offered by Robert K. Hall, M.D., psychiatrist and lay Buddhist priest. The talks are preceded by a period of guided meditation, with instructions in the Vipassana tradition. All are invited and everyone is welcome. Located at La A.R.C.A one block down from The Todos Santos Inn on Calle Topete and Pilar. - Alvaro Colindres, elhdarma ( -at- ) prodigy.net.mx, www.eldharma.com, 612-145-0676, Todos Santos
Wanted - Chicken Catcher/Dresser - We have built a hen house for all the free ranging chickens and roosters that live on and around our property in the hopes of limiting their growth and collecting the eggs. We need "assistance" in catching the hens, chicks and a couple of the roosters to put in the pen and with the slaughtering of about 6 roosters as food. Anybody out there know someone who can help us with this? We will pay a reasonable fee. - Norm Rosenblatt, cabonorm ( -at- ) yahoo.com, 612 130 3162, cel. 612-157-9846, Pescadero
Alternative Builder - Dedicated alternative builder wants to network with interested parties. Working with tires, cans, pallets, straw, papercrete, and adobe mud. Have 6 houses in process on our Baja ranch. Need volunteers to help build. Will train in exchange for work. Tours also available to genuinely interested folks who hope to build alternatively themselves and need to see work in progress for educational purposes. - Randy Echter, rke1951 ( -at- ) gmail.com, 612-154-0485, La Paz
Cribbage Player? - I answered an ad in the BWO for cribbage playing partner in early August, I think. I have returned to TS and am ready to play, but do not find the original info. Please contact me. - Dale, milagrodale ( -at- ) gmail.com, 612 141-0427 (cell)
Need Letters Mailed To US - Is anyone flying to the US that could mail two stamped letters for me? Gracias. - Pamela Cobb, senoracobb ( -at- ) yahoo.com, 612-155-0622, Todos Santos
Answer To Tecate / Ensenada - Rocky Road - The last Onion had an announcement that the road from Ensenada to Tecate was "bone jarring" and full of rocks, holes, dust, etc. ... it's easy to get off the right road and end up on the road you desribe ... it's not "the" road though ... the main road between the two is not a dirt road ... paved all the way ... - , Todos Santos
Unbelievable Water Bills - If you have very high water bills, lets get together! This is happening to a lot of people including our Mexican friends in Todos Santos. We need to compare notes and present a unified appeal to the Ayuntamiento. Please join us at CaFelix on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2pm. If you are away please send details or comments. - Rosa & Gill, gillyndolly ( -at- ) hotmail.com, 612-145-0359
Bees - We have a problem with a large bee hive that we need to get rid of. We do not want to kill these bees. Does anyone know of any beekeepers who might be able to take them away, or any other solution? - jimiykaren ( -at- ) yahoo.com
Bcs Surf Community Survey - Please take the B.C.S. online surf valuation and community participation survey and help us to better understand the social, environmental, and economic contributions of the surfing community to the Mexican state of B.C.S. in order to be better represented when proposed coastal development projects threaten marine and coastal ecosystems, and our favorite surf breaks. Additionally, we’re working to better understand your preference for the location of a national or regional Mexican Surfing Reserve in B.C.S. Take the Survey in Spanish or English Here:aschneller ( -at- ) fieldstudies.org, Baja California Sur
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Featured Events This Week
Saturday, Oct. 02
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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Stepping Out - Food and Entertainment
Café D'licia Bites The Dust! - As many of you have probably noticed, our Café D’licia sign has been taken down, and yes we have closed and will not be reopening in October as we normally do. For various reasons including the drop in tourism over the past two years and the continuing recession, we have had to make this difficult decision.
La Esquina Is Open! - La Esquina is back from our luxurious September vacation. We're rejuvinated and ready to offer you great food, service and ambience. We look forward to seeing you during our usual hours: Monday-Saturday 7a.m.-7p.m. Also check out our website to look at our history, menu, events, etc. - Marimar, marimardelmar ( -at- ) gmail.com, www.laesquinats.com, 612 145 0851, Todos Santos
Pura Vida Health Food Store Update! - We will be closed from Oct.5th - Oct.14th. Come by Today, tomorrow and Monday to stock up before we close for a week. We are offering organic shelf products, hot and cold breakfast/lunch options, smoothies, fresh pressed juices, raw treats and raw pies. Anyone who has placed a bulk order, and are expecting this week, everything is still on schedule. All bulk organic health food, supplements, grains, ect. are available upon request from Pura Vida. We recieve bulk orders from the USA every 10 days. Beginning Nov 1st, Pura Vida will be open full time. We are also planning a weekly farmers market. Please let us know if you are interested in a space to sell your natural/organic goods. - Joella N Kurtis, kurdyspuravida ( -at- ) gmail.com, 612.169.2095
La Garra Noche Norteña! - Saturday October 2nd Live Norteña band at La Garra. Come and dance, boots and cowboy hats optional! Also, remember we have all the NFL Sunday games including Chargers, Monday night football is a must! Come in and ask for your game! Follow us on facebook for all the latest news & events ( -at- ) La Garra Bar - Happy & Chuy Cota, lagarrarsb ( -at- ) gmail.com, 612-145-0004
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Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted
Used Laptop - Looking for a used laptop. Lost ours to a leaky roof in the last tropical storm. 612-143-3881 - , 6121433881
2 Bed Room House - Looking for small house to rent or house sit in Dec Jan and part of Feb. Good ref avail. Honest family. - , 612-133-9581
Downeast Sailboat For Sale - Great price opportunity on a 32ft Downeast Sailboat for sale in La Paz. See sale-xhunf-1976315505 ( -at- ) craigslist.org -
Pacific Window Washing - Professional home window washing. Now serving Elias Calles, Rancho Nuevo, Pescadero, Todos Santos, Las Playitas and anywhere in between. Please call for a free quote. - Mark Sherman, pacificwindowwashing ( -at- ) yahoo.com, 612 143 3316, Pescadero
Hecho Por Ti, Para Ti: Made By You, For You - October 14, 2010: Hecho por ti, para ti: Hair Care: Shampoo and Conditioner - Come and learn how to make your own shampoo and conditioner based on your hair type. Sola Adenekan, co-founder of Create Plenty in Portland, Oregon, will share these simple and natural recipes to giving your hair some extra loving care. Bring your empty containers and reduce your carbon imprint .
Time: 5:30- 7pmOctober 15, 2010: Hecho por ti, para ti: Pits and Pearly Whites - Ever wanted to find a natural way to clean your teeth and your underarms? Tired of trying to pronounce the ingredients in your deodorant and toothpaste? Learn how to make your own deodorants and toothpaste. Sola Adenekan ,co-founder of Create Plenty in Portland, Oregon, will share these simple and natural recipes. Bring your empty containers and reduce your carbon imprint .
Time: 5:30- 7pm* Fourty Percent of this class supports Yo Reciclo! And Raices y Brazos - Sola Adenekan, hechoportiparati ( -at- ) gmail.com, San Jose Del Cabo
Baja Vehicle Delivery - Baja-U.S/U.S-Baja I drive your vehicle door to door. Experienced Baja vehicle transporter. References available - Mark Sherman, bajavehicledelivery ( -at- ) yahoo.com, 612 143 3316, Pescadero
Pick Up For Sale - Pick Up For Sale - '99 V6 3.0 4x4 4 doors in very good condition if you are interested call me 044612 1514 978 -
Sonic View Reciever W/ I-hub Adapter - SV 360 premier reciever with I Hub adapter. $300 USD - Mark Sherman, bajavehicledelivery ( -at- ) yahoo.com, 612 143 3316, Pescadero
The Baja Sun: Stories Of Awakening - Email for your free copy of the October Baja Sun. Back issues are available. Inviting bilingual writers to tell the story of the spirit of Baja and those who live here. Enjoy! - Martina, Editor, thebajasun ( -at- ) gmail.com
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Real Estate/Rentals/House Sitting
Seeking Serenity? - Get out of the traffic, new highway to Todos La Paz and Cabo will make trip a breeze, Ocean, river and sierra views, buy my property in up and coming Elias Calles: new cel tower on hilltop, new families and artists moving to the area, business or residential, 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. reduced price ( -at- ) us$69k, lets talk turkey. 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 1 truck garage unfinished_only needs interior plastering, doors, windows and floor has second story potential/view) - A. Meyer, gmanflash ( -at- ) yahoo.com, 6241377004, Elias Calles
Vacation Home Just 6 Min Walk To Pacific Ocean For Sale By Owner - We are selling our property, which has power, water (both municipal and farm water), gas and internet. Two (2) separate driveway entries give the 5,206.22 sq meter (1.25 acre) property privacy from both the front and back, giving flexibility to build additional homes or to split in the future. Soil on the property is rich organic black soil, ideal for other organic gardening. Property has 80 lush palm trees over 5 feet, passion fruit trees, citrus fruit trees and avocado trees, all of which give the property its cool shade that is coveted in the region and frequently not available on other properties of comparable or more value in the desert landscape.
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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available
Driving From LA To TS And Would Like Help - Dates Open. Help with gas cost. Contact chambaretcat ( -at- ) mac.com - Scotty Mclemore, 612 10 -05872
Need A Ride To Northern California - Hola, My dog and I need a ride to northern California in October...anybody out there headed that way? If so, please call or email. - Mike Avery, bobbimc1 ( -at- ) gmail.com, 612-161-4770
Oregon To Todo Santos Oct - Leaving late oct or early nov for Todo...need one rider who will share costs of the drive...$250 for a leisurely ride down, stopping at all the cool spots, and driving about 4-5 hours a day after we get into baja...no smokers, room for some stuff...lots of music...T - Tall Man, gypszcaravan ( -at- ) gmail.com, 541 282 4388, United States
Oregon To Baja Sur - Looking for a rider to share gas from oregon or california near the end of october...it wont be a three day trip, a little longer to enjoy the ride and whats new this year...hot springs stop, canyon walks in mulege...your gas share would be $225, depending on where you get on...room for some things...no smokers, no dogs of course... - Tall Man, gypszcaravan ( -at- ) gmail.com, United States
Need Something Delivered? - Todos Santos couple driving down from San Diego the first few days of November. Have truck with camper shell, can bring some things in exchange for gas money. Many local references. - Judy Brown, judysings4u ( -at- ) yahoo.com
Looking To Caravan From San Diego Area To La Paz - Looking to caravan from San Diego area to La Paz. Leaving Nov. 3rd or 4th but schedule is flexible. Would like to caravan all or any part of this trip. Contact akcpowell ( -at- ) comcast.net - akcpowell ( -at- ) comcast.net, United States
Driving From Napa Valley To TS Nov. 10 - 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
Baja Or Bust! - I am driving from Sedona via Nogales VIA the Baja Ferry in late November early December. Would like someone to convoy down to the Baja. I know this is early notice, but I seem to get better response if I put an ad earlier than later. I speak fluent Spanish and can help if you need help with Spanish. I usually stay in Tucson over night, and drive on through Nogales; staying another overnight in San Carlos at Best Western Tetakawi, and then the next day heading for the ferry at Topolobampo. Please let me know if this would work for you. My final destination is Los Barriles. - Sylvia, treaturfeet ( -at- ) yahoo.com or Vonage 928-202-4926 leave a message and will get back to you, Baja California Sur
Looking for Caravan from Seattle to TS in Late Dec - We are driving from Seattle to TS in mid-late December. We are flexible on dates, (tentative departure date from Seattle is Dec. 26th.) and are looking to caravan across the boarder and down to TS with a few other folks. Michelle, michellehar30 ( -at- ) hotmail.com
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Pet Corner (Lost and Found pet articles will run for two weeks)
Let us know if you find or place your pet so we can remove your ad -
My Dog Is Missing - My little female honey-colored dog disappeared from La Pastora Sunday night/ monday morn. She is very friendly and answers to the name Tati (Tahtee). She loves to roll on her back and have you rub her tummy. Please if you see her, can you please grab her and call me? The herd and the pack miss her very much. Thank you! - Euva Anderson, horsejunkies ( -at- ) hotmail.com, 044 624 14 16881, Todos Santos
Lost Your Dog?? - Please remember, if you have lost your dog check our website www.bajadogslapaz.org. As we post 1 - 2 weeks behind you can also call the refugio directly 612 155 8948. In a lot of cases we and the dogs wait for their owners to claim them but they never come. Most of these unclaimed dogs have been adopted to Canada. Just because your dog was lost in La Ventana or Cabo doesn't mean we couldn't possibly it. - Dhorea Ryon, bdlp ( -at- ) bajadogslapaz.org, www.bajadogslapaz.org, 612 155 8948, La Paz
Handsome Baja Hound - Sweet, playful, one yr old neutered male dog, medium sized, shorthaired, tan with handsome black face, gentle with other dogs and children, looking for a loving home. - Aaron Friar, aaronfriar ( -at- ) gmail.com, 624-114-1100, Pescadero
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Quote of the Day: " The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid. " ~ Art Spander
Meetings and Workshops
Monday Through Friday
Spanish Lessons with Guillermo Bueron - 9 AM, Cultural Center. g_bueron ( -at- ) yahoo.com, 612 161 4165, Todos SantosMonday Thru Saturday
Hatha Yoga - 8 AM, La Arca, Todos SantosTuesdays
Hatha Yoga - 8 AM, La Arca, Todos SantosThursdays
Zumba Exercise and Dance Classes - 8:00 - 9:00 AM Mutualista - Doctora Oliva, 612-145-0201Fridays
Hatha Yoga - 8 AM, La Arca, Todos SantosSaturdays
Zumba Exercise and Dance Classes - 8:00 - 9:00 AM Mutualista - Doctora Oliva, 612-145-0201
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