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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Wednesday May 11, 2011
Featured Events This Week    
Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment    
Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted    
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted    
Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted    
The Pet Corner - Lost and Found    

News and Events, Questions and Answers


Concordia Withdraws Desalination Project - In a surprise announcement made Tuesday, the Secretary of the Environment SEMARNAT announced that the Concordia Mining company has withdrawn its application for the Desalination plant in Las Playitas. The resulting aqueduct would have sent 1,000,000 gallons of water a day to the proposed Concordia/Paredones Amarillos open pit gold mining project in the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve. The public hearings scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been canceled as a result of the announcement. The mining company will most likely regroup and try again. The withdrawl has been seen as an important victory for those opposing the venture. Local volunteers stepped forward to help pay for the scientific studies and legal consultants, make banners and organize the opposition. - Elena Moreno, e [- a t -] elenamoreno.com, www.aguavalemasqueoro.com, 612-145-0050

Benefit Luncheon and Fashion Show for Baja Dogs and Centro Mujeres - To be held Saturday, June 4, from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Palermos Restaurant. Cost is 250 pesos. Featured will be fashions from Jonï "Gypsy Rags", jewelry (silver) and bathing suits and cover-ups. A great variety of items will also be featured during a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at Palermos or by emailing cindycrane2000 [- a t -] yahoo.ca

Skills wanted - To help Manos Magicos make their Quincenera fashion show a success (possibly held at the end of June). Whether you have organization skills, or design and sewing skills, they would love your help. The talented ladies can design and make shoe bags for your traveling needs. Much classier than putting them in a plastic bag from the grocery store. Every Tuesday at the Mutualista, 3:30 to 5 p.m. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [- a t -] gmail.com, 612 10 05872

Baja Dogs Refuge Tour Canceled - Due to Parvo and distemper Baja Dogs refuge is closed to the public until further notice. Therefore, the tour of the refuge this Saturday, May 14th has been cancelled. Because of the intense heat over the summer we will start our monthly tours again in November. Thanks, Baja Dogs support team -

Todos Santos Health Seminar - American Insurance in Mexico in conjunction with St. Luke's Clinic of Todos Santos and Sharp HealthCare Hospitals of San Diego CA, continue the series of Health Related Seminars. Questions continually asked include: "What do I do if a health crisis occurs? How is critical care handled in Todos Santos? Who do I trust with my routine health care? Where is the best medical facility for my income level and my health insurance? As part of our continuing educational series, our guest speaker this month will be Toni Burgess R.N. CDE, a diabetic educator at Sharp HealthCare. She will be speaking on "Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle." Additionally, Mario Trejo and Adrian Gonzalez of St. Luke's will speak on emergency procedures along with the services and expertise of St. Luke's. To learn more about health care and what steps to take if an emergency occurs we welcome you to our next seminar. It is important that we support the effort of these doctors and nurses who are taking their time to educate us. So please mark your calender for Thursday, May 19, 2:30 p.m. at LA ARCA Conference Center. The seminar is free and refreshments will be served. A tour of the new clinic will follow the seminar. - Cyndi Williams, cyndicbre [- a t -] aol.com, www.americaninsuranceinmexico.com, cell 624-158-8650, Todos Santos

Garbage Clean Up - "Thank you" to all the volunteers who helped clean up Todos Santos. I apologize that I have been unable to schedule clean-up days the last month. The next similar event will be held at end of July. - Emanuelaemagard [- a t -] mac.com, 1780108

Announcing the Creation of a Blood Donor Data Base - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - From the tragic case of Jeff Niemi, we’ve learned some things about our wonderful, supportive community: there are many people willing to donate blood, but there is a 24 – 48 hour lapse between accident and receipt of blood. We want to create a list of eligible, willing donors. Including their blood type, contact info, and months of the year they’re in residence. If Char has this data in her computer, volunteers can immediately call those with the needed blood type. We will update the list every few months. Please send your names and the above info to: kgmundt [- a t -] yahoo.com. If you do not know your blood type, you can have it tested at AmeriMed here in LB on Saturdays for 200 pesos. Or have it done in the US at your next doctor appointment. It’s important to know when you need it yourself! For review, here are the Mexican eligibility requirements: 1. General good health, and 2. Between ages 10 – 65. Ineligibility factors: 1. Kidney or liver disease, 2. HIV, 3. Viral hepatitis, 4. Cancer or blood disorder, 5. Heart disease, 6. Certain medications. This data base hopefully will include donors from Todos Santos, La Paz, and the entire Cape region. In addition to donors, we will need volunteers, willing to learn the nitty-gritty details, to man the phones when an accident occurs. Send me your names, too! - kgmundt [- a t -] yahoo.com

Thief Caught! - A local slimebag who broke into a house in Las Tunas a few weeks ago was arrested and is now in jail in La Paz. I was relly impressed with how the Policia of the Ministerio Publico handles the situation. When we called the breakin into them, two investigators responded quickly. Since they have no camera or fingerprint equipment, I took photos of the damage, footprints lift on a box, and a bloody handprint on the wall and downloaded them on their computer. With all this evidence they arrested [Name Deleted], and sure enough he had the stolen cameras in his posession. They were easily identified because the owners had photographs of them. This is a very important thing for all of us to do - take photos of all your valuables and serial numbers when they have one.. It makes it so much easier to get your things back when they are stolen. Also, if you do get broken into, please, file a Denuncia. It's not that hard and unless you do, nothing can be done. Also, also, the Ministerio Publico had a drawer full of small confiscated items - didn't see any computers - but if you are missing something and have the box or a photo, it may be worth a try to get it back. - nancyserfas [- a t -] aol.com

Need To Have Two Boxes Picked Up In Chula Vista - Help! We have two boxes that need to be picked up in Chula Vista and brought to Baja South. We will pay $50 for the boxes for fuel and you will gain our gratitude. The boxes are approximately 15" x 18" x 8". We can pick them up at your place, or meet you, we live in Todos Santos. Thanks, Tony & Jan Gould. tony [- a t -] gouldsite.com or 612-142-4370 - Anthony Gould, tony [- a t -] gouldsite.com, 612-142-4370

Need a Deejay - I am getting married in Todos Santos July 16 and need a DJ for my wedding. If you think you can help, please contact me. Thanks, Erin. - Erin Nicholas, erin.nicholas [- a t -] gmail.com, 415-516-8406, Todos Santos

Hint! Emergency Water - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Fill your washing machine with water when our area gets a hurricane warning. If you do not end up using the water, just wash a load of clothes so no water is wasted. Also, put important papers into an unplugged dishwasher. It's waterproof! - moderator [- a t -] bajawesternonion.com

Dog Help Needed - Does anyone have a dog training collar (shock collar) or know where I can get one? I am having some serious challenges with my rescue dog and want to avoid having to put her down. Also, does anyone know of a dog trainer locally? Thank you. - Andrea Park, andrea [- a t -] bellasol.org, 612-118-6031, Todos Santos

H2O Water Filtration System - We would like to know of anyone that has had the "blue angel" water filtration system installed at their house in Todos Santos or Pescadero. We are wondering particularly about loss of water pressure. All feedback welcome. Thank you - K Lawler, k-lawler [- a t -] sbcglobal.net, Pescadero

Healthful Living Newsletter - Due to come out soon with articles on ways to get healthy and stay healthy. If you are not already on my email list and want to receive the newsletter, just send me an email. - Jane Sipe, L. Ac., jasi57 [- a t -] juno.com

Mosquito Netting and Prevention Tips - Courtesy Ventana View - Recently a person asked about netting for their bed. I do not know where to get them, but... We have basically not had one drop of rain in 9 months. The mosquito we have here is aedes aegypti it is the one that can carry dengue if there is an outbreak. It has some traits that should not allow it to be here, it needs moisture, its range is very short, 400 meters is a long range and the typical is 50-100 meters of the site of emergence. We can speculate generally they go back to this location in a desert with rain to lay the eggs. Lifespan as short as one week but average of 2 week. So you know the breeding location is nearby. In a desert where we have no rain for 9 months this rules out many locations that tropical areas have problems with. In general, refrigerator or air conditioner pans should be inspected. I am sure no one has run their ac for many moons. If someone has a water storage tank that is open this is a prime location, a neighbor who has a pool that is not maintained, any kind of birdbath, animal bowls, plant pots that are overflowed with water, construction sites where they fill barrels of water (these should be emptied about every 5 days) and the one that is the main culprit down here is septic and house vents. Take a walk around your neighborhood and find the construction barrels, septic vents, water tanks, house vents that are not screened off. Take a ladder and some metal screen and electrical wire with and close them off. If construction you will need to do this every 5 days till they are done. While doing this pay attention to where there are buckets, boats, kayaks, garbage cans, wheelbarrows, pots that do not drain, old tires and such so if we do get rain you can go empty those out. None of my neighbors locals or from the north have said no when I do this. If you do not have the ability or ladder to do this I can lend you my ladder or ask a local (Jose Luis) to do the inspection/work for you for a reasonable price. My guestimate is I can get him to do it for about 300 pesos if a small area. You will notice the difference in 1 week. When people leave for the season, they should put plugs and covers on all sinks, drains including shower drains, anything that has a “trap”, and even put saran wrap over the toilet bowl and tank to seal it from evaporation. Turn all flower pots upside down or fill with sand, and have someone inspect after a rain. - dean [- a t -] la-ventana.com

Experiencebaja.com - Subscribe for Free - Enjoy adventure, fun, dining, travel, and the magic of Baja. Articles and videos, local tips on the best of Baja. Visit www.ExperienceBaja.com and click the "Subscribe" link in the upper right hand corner. - Mike Brozda, mike.brozda(at)yahoo.com, www.experiencebaja.com, 612-134-7359, Todos Santos

Help with Termites - Termites have decided to live in my cabnets. Please contact me if you know of some body who can get rid of them. - Pat Light, patluz1 [- a t -] gmail.com

Purple Pill Warning - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - A warning has been issued regarding "the purple pill," now popular among older surfers. It also bears the fictitious "rumafen" and lists ingredients glucosamine, willow bark, shark fin and others. A guy in Cabo, where it had become popular among the baby boomers surfers, reportedly had it analyzed and it apparently contains dexamethasone, a powerful steroid. If you take it for weeks your joint and back pain disappear. If you stop, the pains returns even worse. Side effects include weight gain, arm and leg muscle wasting, personality changes and others. - moderator [- a t -] bajawesternonion.com

Mark Your Calendars! - Judgment Day is coming May 21, 2011 - A fringe U.S. evangelical Christian group, Family Radio, has reportedly erected some 2,000 billboards around the world advising of the Second Coming and salvation for true believers. Everyone else, it warns, will suffer a powerful earthquake and five months of hell on earth. Harold Camping, Family Radio's president, came up with May 21, 2011, "from evidence found in the Bible," the website says. He determined that Christ's Second Coming would happen on that date, which he claims is the exact 7,000-year anniversary of Noah escaping destruction from the floods. Camping has been wrong before. He wrote a book predicting the world would end in 1994. Family Radio now says that "important subsequent biblical information" was not known at the time. -

Although not strictly a "Baja" issue, the Baja Western Onion will attempt to keep you informed, right up until (and hopefully past) the date of this important event. If you want your ads or articles to appear in the Baja Western Onion before the End of The World, we suggest you do so quickly. :)

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Featured Events This Week


Saturday, May 14

The Silk Girls- Aerial Acarobatics done to Latin Music. Come Dance! Teatro Luna Azul. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. By donation. Visit TSBMP.blogspot.com or contact us at bluemooninbaja [- a t -] yahoo.com

Baja Dogs Refuge Tour - ***Canceled***. - Cindy, Dhorea, Maggie and Mario, cindycrane2000 [- a t -] yahoo.ca

Art For Life: Expressive Arts Workshop - 1-4 p.m. at La Arca Cultural Center, Todos Santos. For more information please visit www.artforlifebaja.com. - Zoe Edmonds, zoe [- a t -] artforlifebaja.com, 612-105-0056, Todos Santos

Music by Riddim Forz - Hotel California, 8pm. No Cover. - info [- a t -] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612 145 0525, Todos Santos

Sunday, May 15

The Last Open Reading For 2011 - At the Galleria de Todos Santos at 4 p.m. Drinks offered for purchase. Open reading of original works under five minutes. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [- a t -] hotmail.com, 612 -10 - 05872

Tuesday, May 17

Book Group - Las Casitas, Todos Santos, 10:30 am, "The Girl Who fell From The Sky" by Heidi W. Durrow. All are welcome. Info: heavenlybliss57 [- a t -] hotmail.com -

Wednesday, May 18

4-Week Art For Life Cultivating Creativity Workshop Series Begins - 4-week series of creativity workshops on Wednesdays, 3-5 PM, led by Zoë Edmonds, MA, multi-discilplinary artist, creativity coach and expressive arts therapist. Info: Zoe Edmonds, zoe [- a t -] artforlifebaja.com, www.artforlifebaja.com, 612-105-0056, Todos Santos

Thursday, May 19

Gardel De Bergerac: Cada Día Canta Mejor - Musical comedy, based on the life of the famous argentinean singer Carlos Gardel. 8:30 p.m., Corazón Café (Revolución esq. Constitución) downtown La Paz. $130 pesos pp (one drink and show); $190 pesos pp (one drink, small "botana" and show); $295 pesos pp (full dinner, drink and show). Info/ reservations: (612) 128 8985, Facebook "Restaurante Corazón" - Alfonso Figueroa, info [- a t -] elcolectivochunique.com, www.elcolectivochunique.com, (612) 159 3653, La Paz

Todos Santos Health Seminar - At the La Arca Conference Center beginning at 2:30 p.m. American Insurance in Mexico in conjunction with St. Luke's Clinic of Todos Santos and Sharp HealthCare Hospitals of San Diego CA, continue the series of Health Related Seminars. The seminar is free and refreshments will be served. A tour of the new clinic will follow the seminar. - Cyndi Williams, cyndicbre [- a t -] aol.com, www.americaninsuranceinmexico.com, cell 624-158-8650, Todos Santos



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Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment


Hotel California - Music Saturday May 14th Riddim Forz Margaritas, Beers, and Dancing! [- a t -] 8pm. No Cover. Santo Vino Eclectic Bistro & Wine Bar Hours 5:30 to 10:30 PM Daily Closed on Sunday Selected Specials for the week include: - Mexican style yellowtail carpaccio. - Duck and goat cheese enchiladas with fresh plum and mint salsa. - Lamb and chipotle burrito. - Local halibut with black olive tapenade, pesto and toasted pinenuts. - Mango and star anise "tarte tatin" with homemade vanilla bean and white chocolate ice cream. Click Here to view our Online Store. Get the latest info by joining our facebook fan page. Follow us on facebook - info [- a t -] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612 145 0525, Todos Santos

Buena Vida's New Menu and Hours! - Things have slowed down so we're changing our Spring season hours. We're open Friday-Monday, 5-9:30 p.m. We now have an Early Bird Special from 5-7 p.m. nightly. Order any pizza and your second pizza is half price. I have changed the way things are being cooked up at Buena Vida. I have chucked my menu and I am now winging it. My menu will change daily according to what's fresh and available at the fish markets, butcher and the local organic gardens. It's all fresh from the source and right to your table. I will always have pizza options but I'm shifting my focus to fish, meats and poultry. Some of my dishes so far have been:

  • Stewed Octopus
  • Sizzling Shrimp
  • Bahian fish stew
  • Seared Scallops, etc.
Please e-mail me if you want to receive my blog of nightly specials Fri.-Mon. You can still call ahead for the organic chicken in a clay pot. I only need an hours notice! Don't forget: We deliver (no minimum charge or delivery fees), including Las Tunas. I'll even go to Pescadero for BIG orders. Please support your local restaurants both old and new during the low season. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski [- a t -] gmail.com, www.buenavidapizzeria.com, 612-151-1431, Todos Santos

The Silk Girls are Coming to Todos Santos! - "Cirque de Luna" is proud to bring you Aerial Silk Acrobatics performed by "The Silk Girls," three lovely young women from Argentina, Canary Islands and Mexico City. All done to hot Latin music, so bring your dancing shoes. They will also perform an aerial tango and fire dancing. Saturday, May 14, Teatro Luna Azul. Cash Bar, doors open at 7:30 p.m., by donation. For more info visit TSBMP.blogspot.com or contact us at bluemooninbaja [- a t -] yahoo.com

Zen Garden Café - Zen Garden Café is evolving! We now serve exotic Thai, modern Japanese, organic Chinese, fresh Vietnamese and Korean BBQ. Daily specials every day:

Three Sushi Rolls for The Price of Two! Chinese Combo: 2 Items With Fried Rice. Great Vegetarian Dishes And Tofu. Lunch and Dinner 12-9 p.m., Closed Tuesdays.
Please come to discover our delicious dishes and best deal in town! - Zen Garden Cafe, yanggum [- a t -] zengardencafe.com, www.zengardencafe.com, 612-145-1088

NHL Stanley Cup Finals at La Garra - Hi Guys! Just to let you guys know. La Garra will be showing the Stanley Cup finals! Comon in and enjoy! - Happy & Chuy Cota, lagarrarsb [- a t -] gmail.com, 612-145-0004

The Stanley Cup playoffs' conference finals will begin this weekend. First up is the Eastern Conference series between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. The Western Conference series will begin on Sunday, with the Vancouver Canucks awaiting either the San Jose Sharks or Detroit Red Wings. The Eastern finals open in Boston, where Game 1 is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The Bruins hold home-ice advantage in the series. Game 2 will be played Tuesday. The Western finals will start in Vancouver, scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET Sunday faceoff. The Canucks locked up home-ice advantage with the NHL's best regular-season record and advanced to the finals by eliminating the Nashville Predators on Monday. -


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Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted


Casa Decor, La Paz, Indoor And Outdoor Furniture - Interior design service. We custom make furniture:

* Largest Inventory In The Baja * Patio Furniture * Wicker, Rattan And Marble * Rustic Hand Painted Furniture * Lighting * Metal Furniture * Copper Furniture * Kitchen Cabinets * Doors * Floor and Wall Covering * Art * Accessories * Fountains And Urns * Mexican Furniture * Imports From Around The World * Very Unique Selection Of Furniture And Accessories * Furniture Packages
Fine furniture made to order. Wholesale to the trade. The Best selection in the Baja at Casa Decor. Two Locations: Casa Decor La Paz, 560 Marquez de Leon, Tel: 612 129 3364. Casa Decor Cabo San Lucas: on 4 lane KM 3.5 next to Artisanos and Natural Marble and Stone, Tel: 624 178 8146. - richards77 [- a t -] pcisys.net, http://www.antiquerowmarket.com, Baja California Sur

American Insurance In Mexico - Accidents and Emergencies Happen Every Day. Your medical insurance doesn't cover you in Baja. Yes, your provider may be willing to reimburse you for your costs after months and piles of paperwork but you will pay the bill upfront. Did you know Medicare does not cover you outside of the US? No re-imbursement, period! Can you really afford to take the risk?

For as little as $75 a month you can use an insurance card instead of your credit card. Our Patriot program has you covered while traveling here in Southern Baja. Policies available for a month, 4 months or up to 2 years. Coverage within 24 hours of application. Only pay for the time you are here.

Don't Take The Risk. Emergencies Do Happen Every Day. Protect your vacation dollars. To find a rep, get an immediate quote or immediate coverage, visit us at www.americaninsuranceinmexico.com or call us at 624-122-2806 - jbarrilesj [- a t -] yahoo.com, 624-122-2806, Baja California Sur

Dentist in Todos Santos - I´m announcing my dental services in Todos Santos on Mondays and Tuesdays of every week. I am located in Plaza Antigua (upstairs, #6) corner of Juarez and Topete. We offer teeth cleaning teeth, bleaching, fillings, aesthetics, porcelain crowns, dental implants, bridges and total or partial dentures. - Dr Angel Hernandez, dentistabajasur [- a t -] gmail.com, 6121831734, Todos Santos

Berlitz Spanish Lessons - Ongoing Spanish Instruction utilizing the Berlitz Method in the Cultural Center in Todos Santos and at Baja Beans in Pescadero. New workshops start next Monday, May 9, with evaluation and schedule at 9 AM at the Cultural Center, and Tuesday May 10, with interviews at 1 PM at Baja Beans. Classes for all levels, group or private. - Guillermo Bueron Prieto, g_bueron [- a t -] yahoo.com, 612 161 4165, Todos Santos

Truck For Sale - 1996 Dodge RAM Truck V-6 cylinder, only 125,000 miles, Mexican plates, camper shell (rear window of camper was broken but have the frame), good paint/no dents. Good offroad rear tires, clean inside, good A/C, CD player,. Good condition and well maintained. Leaving North by June 20. I'll sell it for $3,000 Dlls. Truck is in Barriles. Please call Gus for more info and pictures, 624-154-2971. - Gus Garcia, garcia350zx [- a t -] hotmail.com, 624.154.2971, Los Barriles

For Sale: Ford Explorer - 1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition, fully automatic and power "everything." Six cylinder, 174,000 miles on engine. Many new parts and good tires. Perfect condition. Baja license plates. Asking $3500 USD. - lowerbaja [- a t -] gmail.com, 612-161-4728, Todos Santos

Need a ride to or from the airport? Or someone to assist you with errands? - I am a young, bilingual Christian man and I can provide you with rides to or from the La Paz or San Jose Del Cabo airports. I can also help you with errands, or navigating the intricacies of dealing with Mexican businesses and the government; Car Registrations, TelCel and TelMex, CFE, Seguro Social, etc.

Reasonable Rates - Contact: Ernesto, Cel. 612-117-7497, ernie_net [- a t -] hotmail.com

Remato Cocina Int, Madera Alder, Ideal Casa Gales Montereal - Me voy de Cabo y remato cocina integral de madera alder color maple, fácil de desinstalar e instalar, uso de 2 años, tipo italiana,ideal para casa gales montereal. 18,000 pesos. podemos llegar a un acuerdo con el precio porque me urge venderla - Claudia Vallejo, polla15 [- a t -] hotmail.com, San Jose Del Cabo

Toyota Camry 1997 - Vendo Toyota Camry XLE modelo 97, importado con placas fronterizas aire acondicionado, stereo CD, 135, 000 miles, transmision automatica, motor V6, interiores muy reconfortables y exterior en buen estado. buena suspension. $3300 USD or 40, 000 pesos. - Josue Castillo, jocama85 [- a t -] hotmail.com, 6121483786, Todos Santos

Selling a 1997 Toyota Camry XL, Imported, with border plates, air conditioning, stereo CD, 135,000 miles, automatic transmission, V6 engine, very comfortable interior and exterior in good condition. Good suspension. $3300 USD or 40,000 pesos - - Josue Castillo, jocama85 [- a t -] hotmail.com, 6121483786, Todos Santos

No Longer Needed - F550 Diesel Ford, 5th wheel and reg. trailer hauler, now in Los Barriles. Only 49K miles. Asking $25K. C-044-624-355-55959, 124-8071 - Morghan sunsetmorghan [- a t -] yahoo.com, 818-453-0746, Los Barriles

Hughes Net (Used) for Sale - Hughes Net Dish. .98; Two-watt radio HN7000S modem;One- .98 Dish;Two- HN 7000S modem; Three- Two-watt radio LNB. Location of the system: 10 South of Santa Rosalia Baja California Sur. Skype: mmexicosky - Dini Jaskowski, wannago2010 [- a t -] gmail.com, 208.650.4629, Baja California Sur

El Tecolote Book Store, Todos Santos - Books, Magazines, Movies for Rent, and much more.

And when you come in to browse, remember that we are an excellent place to recycle your plastic bags. We will happily receive them, clean and dry, in any size. El Tecolote Bookstore, Juarez and Hidalgo, Todos Santos - janethowey [- a t -] yahoo.com, www.bluelatitudepress.com/bl_pacmex.html

Surf Community Research - If you've surfed in Baja California Sur in the last year we need your input! Please take our survey. WiLDCOAST, Surfers Without Borders, ProPeninsula, Ocean Revolution and various other environmental organizations have designed a Surfonomics study that will 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. - Aj Schneller, ajschneller [- a t -] hotmail.com, www.surferswithoutborders.org/Surfonomics.html, Baja California Sur

New Refrigerator And Juicer For Sale - New ( 6 months old ) Whirlpool full size refrigerator for sale half price. Juiceman 1000 watt Champion style juicer ( 6 months old ) for sale half price. Both hardly used - Patrick Walsh, irishman4000 [- a t -] gmail.com, 12144315238 or 6121482688

Your Ad Here - As always, you can place a Free text-based ad in the Baja Western Onion once every 14 days. Submit your Free Ad or Article Here: www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp.

Put your ad in front of over 3,000 Baja Western Onion subscribers in three consecutive issues. Get more coverage for your next Yard Sale, Vehicle, Misc. Wanted or For Sale ad. For only $10 dlls US ($120 pesos), we'll extend your free private-party text-based ad for two additional issues for a total of three consecutive issues, allowing your ad to run for 14 Days. Also, we'll feature your ad in all three issues within a red, highlighted box like the one shown here.
This special offer applies only to text-based ads submitted by non-commercial, private parties, and is subject to our editorial policy. All Spring Special ads must be prepaid in advance of initial run date. Sorry, this offer not available for display banner graphics ads, or ads for businesses, real estate or rentals available. For details contact: - advertising [- a t -] BajaWesternOnion.com, www.bajawesternonion.com/advertising.asp,


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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted


Todos Santos Beach House on a Tranquille Lush 5, 206.22 Sqmt Property - For Sale by Owner: - 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 is an enclosed oasis and has unlimited access to farm water that nourishes the over 85 mature mango trees, 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.
* Property has power, water (both municipal and farm water), gas and Internet.
* A 6-minute walk takes you to the secluded beach, and a 5-minute drive finds you in the heart of TS.

If you have questions or would like to make an offer after viewing the property on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=krg9FEeiRtk), feel free to contact us. Save on the fee and make us a good offer. - Anh Walch, anhwalch [- a t -] yahoo.com, 212-692-0912, Todos Santos

House Sitting - Let me take care of your house like it is my own! I am a long-time Todos Santos resident, my family has owned and managed many fine art and jewelry shops here. I am looking for a long-term house sitting position for myself and my mother. We have many connections in town to aid you with maintaining your home. We are neat, clean, and honest. We do have one small, well-behaved dog that we would like to live with us on the premises for security. We would be happy staying in a smaller casita or apartment on your property as well. Email me please and let's get together to see if we can be a good match. - Jose Brilanti, jbrilanti [- a t -] yahoo.com

House Sitting Maintenance Man - I am looking for a housing situation in Los Cerritos, Pescadero, or Todos Santos. Willing to provide services in exchange. I am a 28-year Navy Veteran and I just sailed my 39ft sailboat from Santa Cruz,CA, arriving in Cabo San Lucas May 5. My father owns a couple of lots on Gavilan Hill in cerritos/pescadero and is going to start building soon. I am looking for a place to stay for at least a couple months and possibly more (considering moving full time to the area) to help him get things moving. I have an RV that will be coming in a month or so. I could vacate on short notice and stay in the RV or the boat in Cabo. BTW, the boat is for sale if anyone is interested. I can offer repairs, painting, plumbing,landscaping, clearing, hauling, and electrical services. I am a certified wind turbine technician and build the big wind turbines, have installed small air-x and airmax turbines, am very knowledgeable in solar, battery banks, regulators, AC inverters, gas and diesel generators. I have run construction companies and was a mechanic on an aircraft carrier. I've done some international tour guiding and worked transportation logistics, am good with computers. I am willing to run errands, show your property to buyers, pick buyers up from airport and show them land and the area. Numerous references are available and I can take part in any interview process via skype, phone, or, if in Baja, person. - Matt Thomas mjthomas223 [- a t -] gmail.com, Pescadero

Lot for Sale in Los Cerritos - Beautiful, fully fenced 1/2 acre lot in Los Cerritos. Features include a swimming beach, expansive ocean and mountain views, located high on hill, cool breezes, and an easy walk to beach, swimming and restaurants. Discounted to $38,000. - Patrick Walsh, irishman4000 [- a t -] gmail.com, 6121482688 or 1214 431 5238, Pescadero


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Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted

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Around May 16 - Rideshare or Caravan - Driving to California, dates somewhat flexible. Need to be in Orange County by May 18. I've made this trip about 25 times and have a comfortable SUV. Share gas expenses plus one night at hotel. I do not drive at night. Willing to caravan also but do not want to sightsee along the way. - Ina Yank, inayank [- a t -] ix.netcom.com, 624 176-4249

June 2nd - Safe Driver To Take Your Vehicle North - Safe responsible driver and 2 wonderful great danes would like to drive your SUV, truck or wagon North for you - can deliver vehicle as far North as Seattle. Caravaning up with others June 2nd. - Dawn, dawnwaldal [- a t -] yahoo.com

ATV Transport Need quad transported from Northern California to Todos Santos. standard 400cc quad. Contact Lou - lparrague [- a t -] capturet.com, 510-551-9666


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

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Cynthia Needs A Loving Home - Cynthia showed up in our neighborhood in Las Tunas ready to have pups. She had them, homes were found for them, we spayed her, and now it's time for her to find her special home. She is medium size, light brown, and has lovely caring eyes. Please call me or Zephr at 612-178-0155. - Christina Douglas, cdoug1946 [- a t -] yahoo.com, 612-103-7021, Todos Santos

<<< Puppy Seeks Home - Female puppy found in the huerta in Todos Santos. Fun-loving, cute, and very sweet. For more information, contact Serena S., brentserena [- a t -] gmail.com, http://brentgearan.blogspot.com/2011/05/very-cute-puppy-seeks-home.html, 612-132-8913, Todos Santos

Gold Fox - A small dog, looks like a yellow fox, a mix of some sort, has showed up, has slight limp, hungry, bright eyes. Do you own him? - Mary, 612 142 1140


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