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Attention Baja Photographers! - The most talked about Juried Photography Show in Southern Baja is looking for photographers to enter their work in this Second Annual Juried Show, held at Visions Gallery at Cafelix in Todos Santos. The show starts on Jan13th and runs until Feb 21st. Framed photographs either for sale (if you are legal) or not for sale will be accepted at Cafelix Sat, Jan 8th and Sun, Jan 9th from Noon to 3:00 PM. Please refer to our website for fees and rules for entry.
XIV Festival Del Arte Opening. "Dance/200 Celebrating Our History" - Spectacular dance show commemorating the bicentennial of the Mexican Independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution. 32 dancers on stage. Instituto Tecnológico de La Paz Folkloric Ballet. Saturday, February 12th. 8pm. Public Plaza. - Heriberto Parra Hake, hparra [ - a t - ] prodigy.net.mx, www.todossantoscultura.com, 612 117 3945, Todos Santos
Todos Santos And Pescadero Article - The Sunday issue ( Jan 2d ) of the Philadelphia Enquirer has an interesting article on the Todos Santos and Pescadero area. Much that has appeared in other National media and the article is by Christopher Reynolds... Does anyone have a listing of all the articles that have appeared on National media in the past 15 years about our area ?? - Art Rivera, chabraz [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612 155 3389
Did You Know ... - Centro Mujeres needs you. The list is a long one of critically important Human Rights projects that are now underway by CM.
Saturday Fun Time Resumes This Saurday, Jan. 8 - An ongoing enrichment program for children 3-8 years old that focuses on creativity, curiousity, imagination and sociability. Facilitated by a bi-lingual veteran educator. Every Saturday 9am-12pm in Las Tunas. Call or email for information or to enroll your child. - Tracy Monk Durland, mazytronk [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612 154 4729, Todos Santos
Confusion Over Senior Citizen Discount For Property Taxes - Recently, while helping my mother pay her property taxes in Todas Santos, she presented her Senior Citizen Card to receive a 50% discount on her property tax (just as she had done the previous 3 years) and was told that the card was not registering in the computer under her name,and therefore the tax office could not grant her the discount. This made no sense to us as it was clearly her card, one that she had used many times before. In an effort to further clarify this confusion, we asked a friend to help us who in turn, went to La Paz and was told that senior citizen discounts were no longer being granted. I know of a few friends who have already received this discount so now we are quite confused as to what are the real facts of this matter. Because of our inablity to converse in spanish, we are at a loss as to how to further staighten out this matter. I was wondering if anyone has received a senior discount on their property tax recently or if they could recommend anyone to us who could help us clarify this matter once and for all. I would be happy to compensate anyone if need be, for help in resolving this confusion, or for any information regarding what is the current propety tax policy regarding senior citizen property tax discounts. - Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 612-153-9187, Elias Calles
La Paz English AA - There are AA meetings on Monday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church, 3124 Abasolo between Sonora and Sinaloa (next to the pinata store across from Norteña restaurant). For more AA information contact Susan at 125-4649 or susaninlapaz [ - a t - ] gmail.com or Leo at 129-3293 or leo.eklund [ - a t - ] gmail.com or Frank at 154-1050 or zorba1360 [ - a t - ] yahoo.com. For the English speaking Al-Anon information contact Galey at 146-1041 or galeysergio [ - a t - ] earthlink.net - Ross Randall, santafeross [ - a t - ] msn.com, 612 137-0987
January Open Reading - will be Sunday, Jan. 16, 4PM at the Galleria de Todos Santos. New readers are most welcomed. NOTE: please remember that all readings must be the reader's original work and please time your reading to be certain it stays within the five minutes allotted. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612 -10 - 05872
Todos Santos 5 KM Run, Saturday Feb 5th - We know you're all training and preparing for the upcoming 3rd annual Romex Todos Santos 5 km walk/run - starting gun at 9:00 AM in the Plaza Marquez de Leon. Pre-registration will be available on the 3rd and 4th - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Cafelix, or you can register the morning of the race. There is also a family and kids 1 km run. Come support the Palapa Society's Chino project, get some good exercise, and enjoy the camaraderie of our charming town. - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
Tomas Kent Newton - Passport Found - Tomas Kent Newton - your passport has been found and is available for pick-up at the Ricado Amigo office near the Caffe Todos Santos. It was found by a gracious Mexican named Lallo who networked hard to get it back to you... - Michael, MichaelMorel1973 [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 622.214.171.1240, Todos Santos
George Neck Chakos Did You Lose Your Driver's License? - Hola George: I was at Lizaraga and I saw your Driver's License at their counter. Just thought you might want to know where you miss placed it. Please stop by and pick it up. - Todos Santos
Pickup Basketball In Todos Santos - Does anyone know if there are any pickup basketball games in Todos Santos? Or if there are courts available? Would love to find an ongoing game or start one while in TS for six weeks starting mid January. - , dnewcomb [ - a t - ] gorge.net, Todos Santos
More Rental Car Problems - We are reporting similar problems with [Name Deleted] car rentals, this was on Dec. 28th. They advertise the San Jose del Cabo office as open until 10:00 p.m. We called at 6:00 p.m. to say that our flight was delayed and were told that the office would close at 8:00 p.m. On arrival at 8:30 the office was indeed closed.
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Festival de Arte Aids Baja Dogs in La Paz! - On Nov 28, Maureen Ryan and other members of the La Paz 6 (Kathy Bezy, Tom Di Jardin, Rafael Chavez, Helga Kuhune and Pat Solem) held La Paz's 2nd annual Festival de Arte. Beautiful artwork, great food and exciting entertainment made this event a true success. Proceeds totaling $42,361 pesos were donated to Baja Dogs. Thank yous to everyone involved! Many wonderful items were donated to Baja Dogs Silent Auction:
First Annual Saint Joseph Grotto Softball Tournament - The following Thank You is extremely late, just shy of rude, but it is sincere. We deeply appreciate the help and enthusiasm contributed by the participants in the First Annual Saint Joseph Grotto Softball Tournament.
Netflix - I have tried to find the info about getting netflix through another website but cannot find it. Could you please email the process to me. Thank you. - Todd, toddgerson [ - a t - ] ymail.com
Tales Of Todos Santos - If you've got the shakes, the cold sweats, the heeby-jeebies, I've got your fix. Tales of Todos Santos can be delivered to your email. Ya just gotta get on The List, man. Here's how. Send an email to this address: tales.of.ts [ - a t - ] gmail.com When next I pontificate on things Todos Santos, you'll be mainlinin' the real thing. - George Ruenitz, tales.of.ts
Recycling Program - See y'all at the recycling drop on Wednesday from 9am-1pm. All glass, all plastic, metals, and paper are accepted. Separation greatly appreciated. The location is in Ira's lot across from super pollo and Sol Mercado #1. Don't let your recycling spontaneously combust at the lanfdill. - cmihm.envirometrics-at-mail.com
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Featured Events This Week
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Stepping Out - Food and Entertainment
Mario's Bar At The Hotelito - Indian Curry night at Mario's this coming Friday and Saturday 7th and 8th, Porfirio serving delicious fresh sushi, sashimi, tempura as usual Thursday, Friday, and Saturday also. 5.30 to 10.30 bar open. Great cocktails, small but interesting wine list and music. Reservations are suggested!! 612 145 0099 or email. Mario, Jenny and Porfirio. - Jenny Armit, elhotelito [ - a t - ] mac.com, 612 145 0099
Buena Vida Now Delivers!! - I am excited to announce that Buena Vida will now deliver all menu items right to your door 7 days a week from 5:30-9:30. Please come pick up a take out menu with our phone number next time you pop in. I will go as far as Calle Los Torotes in Las Tunas! Don't forget about our 2x1 pizza and beer every Thursday. Also if you come celebrate your birthday with us I will give the birthday boy or girl a free pizza and a drink. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, www.buenavidapizzeria.com, 612-151-1431
Fresh Free Range, Ranch Chickens - I will have fresh free range, ranch chickens available for sale at the Farmer's Market starting this Saturday at la Canada. I'm sure they will go fast, so if you would like to get one either come early, email me and reserve one or if you can't make it to the market, send me an email and I will see if we can arrange to get the chicken to you.
One Year!! Come Help Us Celebrate!!! - La Garra is one year old on Jan 7th!!! We are having a fun filled weekend for everyone:
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Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted
Baby Crib Needed. - Does anyone have a crib and/or stroller I may borrow Feb 8-12? - Donna, donnaretired [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 624 133 4974, Pescadero
'77 VW Combi Van - Imported, runs good $2500us see craigslist bcs mex. no E-mail San Jose Del Cabo - Peter, knollhoffpete [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 624-161-2890, Baja California Sur
Explorer Sport 2000 - Looking for a reliable car to enjoy Baja with nice suspention, A/C, AUT? this is a National car that can go all over Mexico with no problems! - Hesed Najera, hesedn [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 6121512514
Need A Nanny? - I'm a 25 year old woman looking for employment as a full / part time nanny. I have worked in the Canadian school system for five years and now looking for a change. I love working with kids and in the past have specialized in art and music. I would love to hear from your family and can be reached by email. - Andrea, andreaponcelet [ - a t - ] hotmail.com
Casas Y Cosas 2nd Hand Consignment Store - Happy New Year to all of our valued customers. We are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am - 4pm. We are always accepting new goods, just give us a call and we can meet you at anytime to recieve your goods. We are planning on starting a Flea Market behind our store 2 times a month to start. The first Flea Market will be January 15th & 16th. So if you want to sell your things you can rent a space and we will donate all the profits from the space rent to the many organzations in our area that always need help. We are asking for 50 pesos per day per space. Please call me if you have any questions or want to rent a space. Remember our consignment fees are only 30% Thanks for supporting our store and we hope to see you soon - Ron, pescaderocasasycosas [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, 612-152-0300, Pescadero
Texture Paint - Just brought down 3 x 2 gallons of interior texture paint- project now cancelled. Paid $28.00, asking $20.00 each obo. Pressure washer for sale $20.00. - Pete, nameloc [ - a t - ] prodigy.net.mx, Todos Santos
Toyota Tacoma - 1998 Toyota Tacoma, 4-cylinder, 4X4, stick shift with overdrive, white, 2-door, extra large 33" tires recently purchased, new clutch, windshield, radio. A used strong motor professionally installed with just 30,000 miles have receipts for all work done. Imported with current registration. $5,000 US - Sheri Van, cabosheri [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, 0446241417636, San Jose Del Cabo
Ford Crew Cab - 1990 Ford Crew Cab Dually (350) 7.3 Turbo Diesel. Tilt wheel, PW, AC, P/Seats, Running Boards, 5-speed. Extended Cab (4-door) Good shape, fresh tires, 160,000 miles. Strong motor, body and upholstery in good shape. Imported with current registration. $4,000 US Pictures on request - Sheri Van, cabosheri [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, 6241417636, San Jose Del Cabo
Mayan Abdominal Massage - Looking for a masseuse/massage therapist with hands on experience with the mayan abdominal massage method. Any information would be helpful! Thanks - , khpescado [ - a t - ] gmail.com, Pescadero
Door Frames For Sale TS - 3 used aluminum door frames 80" high: 1-hinged double 70" wide, 1-solid double 70" wide, 1 35" wide call or email - Marcia, marciastromsmoe [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 612 170 1351, Todos Santos
Home Or Business Security Systems - Don't Let Thieves Break Into Your Property. Have you thought about getting an Alarm System ? Now's The Time! Now providing a variety of Security Systems in Todo Santos, Pescadero, La Paz, Los Barilles and surrounding areas in English! Alarm Systems - Closed Circuit T.V. - Electrified Fences - 24 hour Monitoring. January Promotion:
Alarm System DSC from 8-32 zonesFor Only $2900 pesos. Call Michael at 612-140-2326 or email at mikermex [ - a t - ] gmail.com - Michael Raye, Baja California Sur
Laptops + Netbook For Sale - Selling Dell Latitude D600 for $200, D610 for $250, D620 for $300, and netbook for $350. All with English Windows XP or 7, CD player and internet ready. Plus offering internet service for your home on a month-to-month contract in Pescadero-Los Cerritos area !! - Bill, bill [ - a t - ] bajabell.com, 612-132-4710, Pescadero
For Sale - 2 large satelite dishes in excellant condition, $300 dlls each
Pick Up - Pick up year 99, red color automatic 4 door 4x4 v6 3.0 $6,500us 612 1514 978 - , gelacio_tds [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Used Solar Equipment For Sale - 'Blue Sky' Solar booster 12/24 VDC 50 Amp.in good order. Paid $ 550. sell for half price or best offer. Do you have solar and CFE, an Iota ITS-50R auto-transfer switch will save you money or help you sell power back to CFE. It also makes life a lot easier when one or the other power supply fails or run low. Almost new. paid 225, will sell for half price or best offer. - Leo Buijs, leo [ - a t - ] leobuijs.com, 612-103-2440, Todos Santos
1997 Ford F150 $6,000usd - 4.6 V8, AT Super clean inside and out. No dents, rust, rattles or leaks. White w/Snugtop shell. 33" ProComp tires, Centerline Alloys, Bilsteins, Flowmaster, K&N Filter. 3" lift kit, Factory Tow Pkg. 100 k miles.Paint perfect, Mats, carpet & seats like new. All sevices recent, incl,New Battery, Starter, Alternator, Fan Clutch, Serpentine belt, Brakes,PC valve, Fuel Filter, A/C Recharge, Oil & Filter, Service Transmission, Transfer Case, alignment, steering linkage.
Free Spider Lilies - Beautiful large white delicate blossoms Thinning our garden...will have several.Transplant now & have blooms this spring - Doug Colton, mamounatsea [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 145 0273, Todos Santos
Pedrollo Pressure Tank And Pump - Gently used 20lit tank with half hp pump unit.Excellent way to boost water pressure for your sinks and showers. Paid $3200 pesos at Home Depot asking $2200 pesos. - Terrence Moore, trandbrandy [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612-153-0779, Todos Santos
Todos Santos Coupon Books - The Todos Santos Coupon Books are available for sale at El Tecolote Book Store and from Andrea at the Farmer's markets for 250p. All of the proceeds go to fund the local children's scholarship fund at Escuela Pacifica. It includes great deals like half off your lunch or dinner at Hotel California and 2 free all you can eat pizza dinners at the Sandbar and many, many more. - Andrea, andrea [ - a t - ] bellasol.org, www.escuelapacifica.org, Todos Santos
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Real Estate/Rentals/House Sitting/Property Management Services
Long Term Rentals Available - Overlooking the San Pedrito surf break in Pescadero. 4 units available for long term, livingrooms, full kitchen, cable TV, private, bbq grilling areas, ocean views, perfect location just steps to the beach, very nice compound. Sorry no pets!!! Inquire at Las Palmas Tropicales for more details. - Wendy, tropicalcasitas [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612 13 33880
Las Tunas Lot - Here is a double size lot just one block away from the beach. There is city water and city power poles at street. Size of lot is 1540 m/2. Asking price on the entire lot: $80,000 obo.
Good Offer - Lot of 1800 meters in only 1800 dollars. Offer unique. Located in Los Planes, stunning ocean views, just 30 minutes of La Paz. Spot price. Pictures contact Luis - sfjohnter [ - a t - ] gmail.com
Available Caretakers - Responsible family seeking caretaker position part to fulltime. Excellent local refrences. - , trandbrandy [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612-153-0779
Land In La Paz - Terrain for sale in "Lomas del Centenario" 1,077.59 m2. Good opportunity. Direct sale with the land owner. - Francisco Garcia, palomaledesma [ - a t - ] yahoo.com.mx, 0446121401856, La Paz
Affordable Housing Needed - I am looking for affordable housing options in Todos Santos. I am hoping to spend at least four months in Todos Santos volunteering (starting towards the end of January). I am a dependable and reliable professional adult. I have experience in the landscape industry and can care for gardens and other upkeep. I am looking for anything from an apartment to care taking opportunities. - Kara Kreizenbeck, karak74 [ - a t - ] yahoo.co,, 661 850 6071 Mexico, Todos Santos
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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available
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Ride Needed From Cabo To California Anytime From Now - We're 2 English guys (23 and 29) looking for a ride to California (preferably LA). We're happy to pay towards gas and expenses. - Sam Turner, retroscendence [ - a t - ] gmail.com, +52 6241091908, Cabo San Lucas
First Week in January - Co-pilot Or Caravan? - Co-pilot needed from Santa Cruz County south thru Tecate and Todos Santos the first week in January. We could pick you up along the way or join your caravan headed south. Some expenses will be traded for dog walking and driving. Peace, cosmic.cougar [ - a t - ] gmail.com - , cosmic.cougar [ - a t - ] gmail.com, Baja California Sur
January 6th - Ride Available SJD Airport To Todos Santos - I'll be driving back from the airport on January 6th to Todos Santos. Can carry up to 4 passengers in exchange for gas money. - Jamie Stephens, cliffnjamies [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612-134-0482
Need Ride To Airport Sunday The 9th - flight leaves at 12:30 one person one carry on - Gary, ggasper5 [ - a t - ] msn.com, 612-134-0489
Jan.13 Todos Santos To La Paz Airport - Two people and 3 rolly type bags are looking for a ride to catch a mid afternoon flight. Will share expenses. Macon and Eli - Eli Fleischer, elifleischer [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 612 1450870
Ride Needed From Los Cabos Airport To Todos Santos January 18 - 2 people need a ride from the Airport to Todos Santos. We arrive mid day from Canada and the US. (Goddess willing and the creek "don't" rise) Will share expenses. - Kirstin, khumpherys [ - a t - ] shaw.ca
SD, LA Or SF Ride Needed In Late Jan. - Due to health issues I am unable to fly. (high Altitude not enough O2) and I need to go back to San Francisco come Late Jan or Early Feb. Can share in expense. - Miranda Maruri, mirandafae [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, 624.134.8501, Baja California Sur
Northern Ca. To Todos Santos Jan. 27th or 28th - Rider needed for trip from No. Calif (Yreka, CA) to Todos Santos. Leaving Yreka, California on Jan. 27th or 28th 2011. Call Kevin [ - a t - ] 530-842-6257 or e-mail me at: kevine69 [ - a t - ] yahoo.com. - Kevin Eberle, kevine69 [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, 530-842-6257, Todos Santos
Pescadero > Airport Jan 30th??? - happy to share gas $ later afternoon flight pls call text or email if you have room for one. thanks :) - Carmen Addario, carmenaddario [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 6241353078
Caravan To Baja End Of January - Looking for anyone interested in caravaning down Baja..I am leaving Portland Oregon mid to late January. Would like to go thru Tecate but open to TJ. I have land in San Jose Cabo and have driven down numerous times/speak spanish/ know the road/places to stay. Traveling with my dogs so taking it easy.(Option also to drive my we bug down following me) - Barbara Rossi, rossib [ - a t - ] peak.org, 5417608627, Baja California Sur
Going To San Diego Mid April - I'mm leaving los cerritos (todos santos) for tecate border crossing, then over towards I-5. have a large 35' rv its big safe and secure with sleeping accomodation for 1 person. I have 2 black labs for protection. 3 days and 2 nites for $100 US - Jon Maycock, k2extremedog (at) yahoo.ca, 612-147-4575, Todos Santos
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Pet Corner (Lost and Found pet articles will run for two weeks)
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Baja Dogs Refuge, La Paz - Dogs and Puppies for Adoption! Baja Dogs is a registered Mexican non-profit organization that relies completely on Private donations, as we receive no government funding. Since the opening of Baja Dogs La Paz, AC in June 2007, there has been 581 dogs enter the shelter. Of those dogs, many have been adopted locally and over 246 have now been adopted to Canada or the US. ALL dogs have their vaccines and health certificates and are ready to travel to the US or Canada.
Neighbor's Dog Is Missing Again - I have returned from my Thanksgiving travels to find my neighbors little Jack Russell mix has been missing since the day after we left. He disappeared once before and the day that my last post in the BWO came out he came home. If anyone has picked up this friendly cream and white intact male from the La Pastora area I would love to know if he is alive. He walks with me on the beach every day, and he is missed myself and his owner. - Sherri Herda, srherda [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 6121542160, Todos Santos
Still Looking For Jack - Male/fixed pitbull, reddish/tan, white on chest, scars on front left side, ears and tail long. Had a black and white nylon collar. Tall for a pit. Very human, leash, car friendly. Please, any info or possible sightings helpful. Call Todd at 6121524494 anytime. Reward - Todd Gerson, toddgerson [ - a t - ] ymail.com, 6121524494, Elias Calles
Has Anyone Seen Zapatilla? - If you are the fortunate one who has captured the heart of Zapatilla, a white Husky/German Sheperd with a coiled tail who has been missing 4 weeks from La Pastora beach would you please get in touch with me? She has many friends with whom she wanders off for weeks at a time but none of the usual suspects know of her whereabouts. Please let me so that I can sleep soundly knowing she is in your tender loving care. Her fellow pack , equine herd and yours truly are concerned and miss her. Thank you! - Euva Anderson, horsejunkies [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 044 624 14 16881, Todos Santos
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