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Escuea Pacifica Party At La Esquina - This Friday, Jan 29, Escuela Pacifica would like to invite all of our friends and the TS community to join in celebrating the certification of our school by the Federal Secretariat of Public Education. This is a huge step for our school and our students.This is the second year of Escuela Pacifica providing a bilingual bicultural learnng opportunity in Todos Santos. We will begin at 5pm with a no host Happy Hour. La Esquina will have live music beginning at 6. Please join us in a toast with your favorite beverage. - Steve Merrill, rincondelcielo [ - a t - ] seatosierra.org, www.escuelapacifica.org, 612 1527881
Todos Tango Thank You - A big thank you to all the participants who helped make the first ever Todos Tango mini-fest a big success! Thank you to John at the Todos Santos Inn for use of La Arca. Thank you to Ariadna at DIF for permission to use the DIF facilities for classes; Thank you to Delegado Jose Luis Castillo for permission to use the Central Plaza, to Debbie at the Hotel California for use of her dance floor. Thank you to Martimar and Paula at La Esquina and to Nina at Zen Garden. And thank you all the local dancers for the wonderful support. Our out of towners felt very welcomed. - Marilyn Martin, redcliffproperties [ - a t - ] gmail.com
Three Day Workshop With Jill Logan - Loosen Up - How To Simplify - Contact Your Personal Style - Color Theory - Beginners Welcome:
Thursday April 7th : 7pm - 10pm$300 US. Class size limited to 10 - Jill Logan, jilllogan2001 [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, (011 52) 612 14 50151, www.jilllogan.com, Todos Santos
Tesoro Escondido ...does It Still Exist? - When we left Todos Santos we entrusted a good number of things to Tesoro Escondido to be sold. Nancy assured us that she would be in touch. We have sent email to Nancy several times and she has not answered. Could anyone advise us if she is still running the shop and, perhaps give us her current email address or, alternately, ask her to contact us at our email address? Thank you so very much. - Daniel & Ellen Siqueiros, siqueirosproductions [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 322.127.9855
Retreat At Tsegyalgar With Nina Robinson - The Dzogchen Community is happy to announce a Mandarava Retreat at Tsegyalgar with Nina Robinson.
February 17th to 21st.
Mandarava practice is one of the most significant Vajrayana practices in the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for strengthening the life force. If our energy is weak or damaged, we are more open to negative influences and obstacles in our life and meditation. Together with Tsalung breathing and Chudlen, Mandarava practice directs the practitioner to integrate the essence of the elements in the body on a path toward the body of light and total realization.
Caravan Against Goldmining Friday - This website gives the details of the caravan, march and other activities set for this Friday to try to influence decision-makers to work against the destruction which will be caused in Baja California Sur if open pit gold mining is permitted. While some mining operations have been turned down, others are still on the books. The website provides a concise update.
Beware-theives In The Neighborhood - I own a piece of property at San Pedrito back behind the surf hotel and Osprey. I have many cocos and flowers planted. Last week someone dug up 5 of my cocos and stole them right off the property. You know things are bad when they are now digging your trees up and stealing so be on the lookout!
Puerto Escondito Oaxaca - Anyone traveled to Puerto Escondido Mexico from Cabo San Lucas on the ferry..driven along the coast, and maybe stayed in RV Parks along the way...would love to hear about your experience on the mainland, cost to take ferry etc. - Tall Man, gypszcaravan [ - a t - ] gmail.com, Cabo Pulmo-East Cape
How Not To Get Ripped Off At Any Pemex - Get a locking gas cap if you have an exterior gas cap that doesn't lock. My gas cap is inside a locked gas compartment and I ''unlock'' it from inside my car. After pulling into a Pemex, I unlock the gas door and exit my vehicle. I walk up to the pump usually where the attendant is standing and unscrewing my gas cap. I say ''Magna'' and ask for a specific amount of gas (usually 200 or 300 pesos). I DON'T ask for a ''fill up.'' For me, there is less chance of a mistake with correct change this way. I watch the attendant punch in the number, and then the meter resetting to ZERO. I stand around until the correct amount of gas has been pumped, and watch the meter stop at the amount I've asked for. When I ask for Magna, I watch that the green pump is used. I don't walk away from my vehicle until the transaction is finished and have moved my vehicle (if going into a OXXO. This works for me. Lee/Pescadero - Lee, mountainfirefighter [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, 612-147-1407, Pescadero
Folk Art At Buenos Sueños - We are off the ground and flying high. Thank you community for your support in helping to make the much needed activity center a reality. Seeing the students so engrossed in what they are doing is pure joy. Margy Woodall, in-house artist at Mango`s gave us our first order, Oops! I almost forgot to mention that Reina is our in-house artist at Buenos Sueños. Yeah Reina!! - Diamond
Yet More Email Phishing Scams - Please, DO NOT reply to these kinds of Emails or click on the links. They are all scams intended to steal your passwords and Email accounts. Reputable companies such as Hotmail, Yahoo, GMail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. will never send you these kinds of Emails. Simply delete them. Here is yet another example from this week (Bonus: Can you spot the spelling/grammer errors? There are at least 7, and they're a dead giveaway this is a scam):
From: sharonbcl [ - a t - ] hotmail.comPeople are still falling for these scams every day and giving up their account passwords. You can tell this is still happening whenever the scammer hijacks a compromised account from someone you know and uses it to send you an Email touting some kind of shopping site, "Get Rich Quick" scheme or Acai Berry Diet scam. Please, just delete them and let your friend know they've been scammed. -
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Featured Events This Week
Thursday, January 27
Friday, January 28
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Stepping Out - Food and Entertainment
Maridajes At El Zaguan - Maridaje means Pairing in Spanish. At El Zaguan we will be doing Pairings with Special Appetizers and Fine Mexican Wines. Come by and taste appetizers like Gravlax, Carpaccio of Fresh Yellowtail, Scallops with a Lemon Beurre Blanc, Ceviche, etc. with delicious Baja White Wines. - Erik Castellanos , esturemark [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 612-1270398, Todos Santos
Las Mariscadas - The new seafood restaurant in cabo san lucas,we have prices compare to any "carreta" local prices, and the freshest seafood. The adress is calle cabo san lucas e/L.cardenas and 5 de mayo, colonia centro. Ask for a free beer for todos santos and pescadero residents. - Las Mariscadas, josevalgri [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 6241051563
Finding La Casita - Wanting to find Sergio and La Casita Restaurant on line / FaceBook. It's a great restaurant - lovingly cooked food. - Brooke M Eagle, bme [ - a t - ] hughes.net, Todos Santos
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Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted
"Profe" For Sale At The Bookstore - This film, the hit of last year´s film festival, is the story of Professor Nestor Agundez Martinez, the tireless champion of the cultural and artistic heritage of Todos Santos.A wonderful tribute to the man who taught hundreds, if not thousands, of the local school children. Film is for sale or for rent.
Custom Orders For Next Shipment - Linda Hamilton Designs is now taking custom orders for the next shipiment due to arrive in late May / early June. Everything from synthetic rattan outdoor furniture, sofas & sectionals, coffee & dining tables, chandeliers, mosquito nets, buddha heads, ikat, etc. Anything is possible...the sky's the limit. Call or visit La Cañada del Diablo before Feb. 4, or email anytime before the end of February. - Linda Hamilton, linda [ - a t - ] lindahamiltondesigns.com, www.lindahamiltondesigns.com, 011.52.612.105.2857 or 415.381.9087, Todos Santos
Looking For Cargo Trailer - Looking for to rent a 14' trailer or longer to go to las vegas to bring my household to la paz approx time 3 weeks .we have our house already here...we need it as soon is possible.....we would discuss the terms for your security. thanks - Fabrizio Rozas, fcosas [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, www.myartanddesign.com, La Paz
Low Impact Aerobics Classes - Good for all ages. Easy to do. Choose from 2 classes: 7AM or 7PM at the Cultural Center. 250 pesos/month for 1 class/day Monday-Friday. $350 pesos/month for 2 classes/day Monday-Friday. If you miss the morning class, you can come that night. Great music! Fun! - Dulce Ochoa, dulce.ochoa [ - a t - ] grupomadal.com.mx, 612 348 8830
Very Cool 40" O'keefe & Merritt Stove - Oven - From looking at http://www.antiquegasstoves.com/pages/pictures40.html has a good picture of this 40" with griddle and grillavator broiler. We are redoing our kitchen and going with a smaller unit. Email for pictures to roy [ - a t - ] bajadirt.com It is in Todos Santos and I can help with delivery if that is an issue. Make an offer below $7,000pso and you will be cookin with gas (LP) - Roy Stock, roy [ - a t - ] bajadirt.com, Todos Santos
Generators For Sale - New 12kw Kohler backup generator, still in the box $3,900.
Petsitter/Dogwalker Available - Reliable, responsible, dog loving Todos Santos resident. I have been working with animals in shelters and as a dog walker/pet sitter for the last ten years. I have my own dog walking/petsitting business back home in California, but will be living in Todos Santos for the next year or so. I have my professional dog walking certification and First Aid certification. If you are looking for someone to watch over your pets while you are away or your pooch just needs some extra exercise let me know. - Tamara Vlaco, tvlaco [ - a t - ] gmail.com
Stop Theives In Their Tracks! - 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 Barriles and surrounding areas in English! Alarm Systems - Closed Circuit T.V. - Electrified Fences - 24 hour Monitoring. January Promotion:
Alarm System DSC from 8-32 zonesOnly $2900 pesos. Call or email - Michael Raye, mikermex [ - a t - ] gmail.com, www.sayse.com.mx, 612-140-2326, Baja California Sur
Wanted Vehicle For Local Transportation - Do you have an unused vehicle in Todos Santos? Want to make a little extra cash? I am a 33 ya female looking to rent/use a vehicle for 4-6 weeks during February-March 2011. I have never been in an accident, can drive stick, know basic vehicle maintenance, and will keep the vehicle local in the Todos Santos area. I am looking for a more economical means of local transportation than long-term Budget rental companies. Please email me at birdnerd11 AT gmail.com.
75 Ford F250 Hood $75 - This hood is in great shape, all corners are sound, the top has rusty spots...no hindges...wirte me for pics if interested...its in Cabo Pulmo... - Tall Man, gypszcaravan [ - a t - ] gmail.com, Cabo Pulmo-East Cape
Looking For An Elliptical Trainer - Have an extra one kicking around? I'd love to buy one. Please call or email. Thanks! - Chloe Conger, liamandchloe(at)gmail.com, 612 133 4048
Minimax 100 Heater - I have a less than 2 year old, rarely used Pentair MiniMax 100 propane heater for sale. Just upgraded my pool and spa so no longer have a need. You can pick it up in Cabo San Lucas for $500 (about 1 third of what they sell for) - Peter Tellier, pete [ - a t - ] govstor.com, www.pentairpool.com/pool-pro/products/heaters-and-heat-pumps-aboveground-heaters-minimax-100-, 916-760-8034, Cabo San Lucas
For Sale 25ft 5th Wheel - For Sale: 2004 Keystone Cougar 5th Wheel. 25 feet long with 6 foot slide. $11,850.00 USD. Todos Santos area. - Ron, Toppss [ - a t - ] aol.com, 612-133-0982
Spanish Lessons - "Bienvenidos" to Instituto de Ingles America. Spanish Lessons through the Estamates's Reason-then-Learn effective Method. Try your First class at no cost whatsoever. We care for your full satisfaction or your money back. Contact Pablo at tel 130-3270. Bario de San Juan, El Pescadero. - Pablo Armando Ramirez, inst.america.elpescadero [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 130-3270, Pescadero
2000 Wells Cargo Trailer - For Sale: 2000 Wells Cargo 6X12 enclosed tandem axle trailer. New Tires. $2,500.00 USD - Ron, Toppss [ - a t - ] aol.com, 612-133-0982
The 2011-2012 Phone Book - Distribution to the advertisers (plus copies to Concierge/hotels on the corridor and the malecon in La Paz) is completing now. Residents purchase copies at these locations:
Baja Beans, Fabulous-Garden Coffee-Roaster in Pescadero (across from SandBar)Thank you all for your participation + appreciation; the compliments are lovely! - Jan, Be [ - a t - ] TodosSantos.me, 145-0685
Outdoor Farmer Market At Cafe Maya - Cafe Maya in on the highway between San Pedro and La Paz will be the home of a new Farmers Market starting on the 30th of January 2011. The Market will be every Sunday from 9 am to 2pm. Products will include organic fruits, vegetables and area artists and photographers. Cafe Maya is located on the Highway at KM 193. This near the Pemex north of San Pedro and South of La Paz. Cafe Maya will be open for business as normal for with Chocolate, Coffees, Homemade breads and food, with the market in the back Garden. - Scott Carnahan, mexicoscott [ - a t - ] gmail.com, www.cafemayamexico.com, 612.159.0474, Baja California Sur
Biodegradables - "Multiservicios Miró" ( "tienda verd" ) anuncia que tiene a la venta articulos "biodegradables" por mayoreo y al detalle. Productos 100% oxodegradables que cumplen con normas y estandares internacionales asi como certificados de biodegradabilidad de "ASTM" y "FDA. Bolsas para basura de varios tamaños, bolsa tipo camiseta, bolsas de rollo. Contenedores, cubiertos, vasos, articulos de aseo personal y limpieza. Exhibicion, informacion y venta: "tienda verd" rangel # 5 y degollado (Multiservicios Miró) Todos Santos B.C.S. Horario: lunes a sabado de 9:00 am a 9:00 pm, domingo de 10:00 am a 4:00 pm. "Cuidemos El Planeta" - Alex Miró, tiendaverd [ - a t - ] hotmail.es, Tel y fax (612)1450702, Baja California Sur
Todossantosbaja.com - * Hello everyone! We would like to announce that one of the first Todos Santos & Pescadero web sites, www.todossantosbaja.com, the original Premier Site, has been newly renovated. We invite all of our faithful advertisers to keep their ads for a very special rate and we cordially invite all new businesses to join us. We are offering listing space with your logo or image in any of our sub-categories for as low as $85us for the 1st year (for limited time). Please check it out and feel free to update your contact info if you are already advertising with us.
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Real Estate/Rentals/House Sitting/Property Management Services
Looking For A Home To Rest And Write - For the month of February. Professional Counselor, returned to Graduate School, on sabbatical (and a budget). Will take great care of your home! - Shawna, 250 701-3476, harmonywithall [ - a t - ] mac.com
Housesitter Wanted Todos - Experienced caretaker for lovely house w/ small pool for sale on the Other Side. Must have 3 local references. Duties: keep house, pool (daily pump timer, but needs weekly skimming+vacuuming) and garden (drip system)in show condition at all times (by appointment w/ realtor). Max 2 people, no pets, no smokes, no absences. Now until sold, water and electricity, 1st tank propane paid plus tiny stipend and fruit from the trees. - audie [ - a t - ] audiebock.org
House Manager - If you are looking for some one reliable to take care of your property, I´m looking forward to take care of a house and live there long term. I can help with any remodeling or fixing around the house.I´m a handy man with a 7 year old boy and married. My wife knows about organic growing and she knows it very well. . Willing to live around San Jose area. Please if you are interested call me 624-164-7997 or e-mail me at alvaroelpelon [ - a t - ] gmail.com Just give us the chance to show you what we can do for you with you. Thanks. - Alvaro Villaseñor and Karen Wilson, alvaroelpelon [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 6241647997
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Rides or Caravans Needed/Available
NOTE: Please list the date in the title. Goes without saying, everyone shares expenses for beer, gas, food, etc.
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Next 2-3 Weeks, Driving Back To BC - im drivivng back home. looking for someone to help with the gas and driving. in san pedrito (south of todos santos) now, contact me if your intresting/ed. - Kent Newton, newton.kent [ - a t - ] gmail.com
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). - Sam Turner, retroscendence [ - a t - ] gmail.com, +52 6241091908, Cabo San Lucas
Late Jan. - SD, LA Or SF Ride Needed - 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. - Miranda Maruri, mirandafae [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, 624.134.8501, Baja California Sur
Jan 25th Airport Pickup Needed - Arrive Jan 25th 12:15 Westjet Pickup needed - 1:45 onward. 1 Adult, 2 children - , ngoffinet [ - a t - ] hotmail.com
Ride Offered: Sjd Airport - Todos Santos, Jan. 27 Around 1pm - I'll be on the 10 am AA flight out of DFW on thursday, January 27 and my SUV is parked across from the airport.... so if you get in around noon and 1pm or so and want a ride in exchange for some cash, email (ideally) or text or call me to arrange. I'll probably hit Costco on the way to grab some comestibles. (I'll also be call-able and textable at: 631.520.1452 but ONLY on wednesday night and thursday morning, pre-flight). - Ward Whitehead, wardwhitehead [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612.143.7561
Jan. 27th or 28th - Northern Ca. To Todos Santos - 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
Jan 30th - Pescadero > Airport - later afternoon flight pls call text or email if you have room for one. thanks :) - Carmen Addario, carmenaddario [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 6241353078
End Of January - Caravan To Baja - 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
Around Feb 1st - Need Ride To Santa Rosalia Mexico - Need ride from Yuma AZ (or could may be meet you in San Diego) to Santa Rosalia Mexico. Skype: mmexicosky - Dini Jaskowski, mexicosky [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 208.650.4629, Baja California Sur
Around Feb 1st - San Diego To Todos Santos - Wanting to leave around Feb 1st from San Diego to Todos Santos. Looking for one person maybe two to share the drive and gas in my large SUV with myself and my extra large dog. Have room for one suitcase maybe two depending on size. Not looking for anyone who has pets sorry. Drive until dark then stay the night and continue on next day until arrival. Want to make it a quick trip. Thanks! - Lisa, lislopez92109 [ - a t - ] yahoo.com
Around Feb. 15 - Rider To Share Gas Going North Or Caravan With Others. - Going north, thru tecate from cerritos beach and would like to caravan with another or can take a rider to share gas. need to go around feb. 15. driving a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. contact sandbar4 [ - a t - ] hotmail.com or leave message at tortuga bar/cerritos for sandy barr. - Sandy Barr, sandbar4 [ - a t - ] hotmail.com
Approx. Feb. 15th - Driving From Victoria British Columbia To Todos Santos - Looking for someone to help with gas and lodging. I will be coming back the end of april. - , needda95 [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, needda95 [ - a t - ] yahoo.com
Mid April - Going To San Diego - I'm 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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Border Collie - Somebody out there must be missing their border collie X. She has been roaming the beach for a couple of days, looking lonely and lost so today I invited her home with me. She is an older dog, black n white with a very sweet temperment. She also has a bad paw and is limping. If she is yours or you would just like to give her a good home, please contact me. You know these border collies are very intelligent and it wont take long before she is changing your light bulbs, doing the gardening and taking you out for a walk! - Anita Harris, anitaharris2009 [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 612 167 4935
White/yellow Lab Lost. Last Seen San Pedrito - "Reef" my white/yellow Lab was last seen on the beach at San Pedrito on or about the 2nd of Jan. The person watching her while I was away last saw her the 31st at the egg house on top of the point. Please help me find my dog. We have been togther since she was 9 weeks old. She is wearing a green collar with her name and phone number written in marker. People on the beach tried to call but couldnt read the number because it was washed out. Thanks for your help. - Steve Fidnick, cabofiddy [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, www.facebook.com, 612 143 2179, Pescadero
German Sheperd Puppies Looking For A New Home - My dog recently had german sheperd puppies, I am looking for loving homes for all of them. They are purebreed and so adorable, This is the first and only time my dog will have puppies (so she can live longer). The puppies are for sale to ensure they will go to loveable homes, The price is negociable (especially if you have children, since they make loveable companions!). If you are interested please let me know, thank you. Pictures upon request. - Claudia Millan, c_laudi_1988 [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612-1477542, 612-1427614, Baja California Sur
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