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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Saturday May 14, 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

Toxic Mining Meeting - It is imperative that we all become involved to protect our community from the international companies seeking to exploit our natural resources at the expense of our delicate desert ecosystems and fragile aquifers. You are invited to attend a meeting to update you on the status of the five open-pit mining projects proposed for the southern region of the Peninsula. We will also present information about the Desalination plant the Concordia mining company plans to develop in Las Playitas, outline future strategies and talk about how we can help to promote sustainable policies in Baja California Sur. Please invite your friends and neighbors and join us at Café La Esquina, Wednesday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Todos Santos. - Elena Moreno, info [-a t-] aguavalemasqueoro.com, www.aguavalemasqueoro.com, 612-145-0050

Editor's Note: Here is a link to an online video, "Baja Sur En Peligro (Baja Sur In Danger)" contributed by Jennifer Leigh Rosen (En Español): http://www.bajasurenpeligro.com/video -

Goodbye "La Maquina" - Garbage Clean Up Emergency - The owner of "La Maquina" (The broken-down, painted blue bulldozer on the East side of the Las Playitas road - Editor) in Las Tunas, Todos Santos, sold our famous Landmark for the steel. Very well, but the workers left a lot of garbage there, and the whole area is a mess. Please come help us clean up on Tuesday, May 17 At 9am in front of La Maquina. - Emanuela, emagard [-a t-] mac.com, 178-0108, Todos Santos

Closing Cocktail and Art Exposicion at Il Giardino - Come and join the Sebastian Dias Duarte's Students on their closing exposition at Il Giardino Trattoria today, Saturday, May 14. Brenda Casillas, Elena Acensio, Anna Sorrentino and Perla Garnica invite you to see their art. Also featured will be some of Sebastian's latests creations. Come have some fun with us and celebrate a good time! - Anna Sorrentino, anita.sorrentino [-a t-] gmail.com, 612-159-5793, Todos Santos

Last Chance Open Reading - For 2011 at the Galeria de Todos Santos tomorrow, May 15, at 4 p.m. Michael will offer drinks for sale. Let's make this really special. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [-a t-] gmail.com, 612 10 05872

Fiesta Mexicana Fundraiser for the La Paz Disabled - Courtesy La Paz Gringos A Fiesta will be held in El Comitan Thursday, May 19. The cost is $100 pesos for your meal (beer from the barrel sold separately). There will be live music and some raffles as well. If you are a dessert lover, bring your favorite and enter it in a contest for "Best Dessert." The proceeds from the event will be used to buy wheelchairs, canes, and walkers for disabled people in and around La Paz. To get to the event, follow these directions: Coming from La Paz, take Hwy. 1 North, past the village of Chametla and El Centenario to Km 17. Take the right fork at the Pemex station to San Juan de la Costa and again turn right toward CIB (Centro de Investigation Biologico). After 1 km turn right at the first and only intersection onto the graded road. The power poles bear the street numbers. At #2 turn left and the event is on the right side of the road about 100 yards from the beach. - Charlene Angelo, charlene [-a t-] svcrossroads.com

Mexico Takes On Billionaire Carlos Slim - In a move that is sure to give hope to millions of Mexican cell and wired telephone users, the Mexican Government is attempting to rein in one of its biggest monopolies, the telecommunications companies owned by the world's richest man, Carlos "Slim" Helú (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Slim.

The battle looks set to play out alongside 2012 presidential election campaigns, as politicians latch on to rising consumer outrage over lack of choice for everything from cell phone providers to sliced bread. Just last month, regulators slapped a US$1-billion fine on Slim’s America Movil unit Telcel, which has 70% of the Mexican cell-phone market, for alleged market abuses.

The Supreme Court then ruled that companies such as Telcel, which has previously brought injunctions to hold off regulatory efforts to enforce competitive pricing, can no longer hold regulatory rulings hostage in the court system. Most recently, Mexico’s congress passed an anti-monopoly law which will threaten executives with jail terms, and President Felipe Calderon has made it clear that he wants more competition, including in telecommunications.

Mexico has the highest monthly subscription prices for basic broadband Internet connections, as well as the slowest advertised download speeds in the 34-nation Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (www.oecd.org/), according to data from September 2010. Fixed-line rental and telephone usage costs in Mexico are the fourth highest in the OECD , according to 2009 data. (Source: FinancialPost.com). Read the complete article here: business.financialpost.com/2011/05/13/mexico-takes-on-billionaire-slim/. -

ZIP Code Info - Courtesy La Paz Gringos - To find the locations of ZIP codes within Mexico and elsewhere, visit www.mapanet.es. Note at top right for language choice: Eng/Span. Select country: Mexico; select state: BCS; select: municipio. The colonias are listed alphabetically, scroll to the one you want, highlight and the map displays the general parameter of that ZIP code. For some of the more remote locations, re-size the selected area to see the location better. bnbnlapaz [-a t-] yahoo.com

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

Recycling Those Plastic Containers - If you're like me, you might prize those handy plastic containers with screw-on lids that some retail outlets like Costco use to package nuts and candies. They're great for storing all kinds of things; macaroni, flour, small parts, screws, nails, hardware, etc. They're tough, durable, and keep out moisture, dirt and pests. One problem with them, though, is removing those pesky labels. Here's a tip: Fill the container with hot water (careful!). The gummy glue holding the label will soften, and you can carefully and easily peel off the entire label and glue. (And don't forget to pour the used water in your garden, and not down the drain :) -

The Tax Collector's Bible - Courtesy La Paz Gringos - Most Canadians know that if you commit a murder, you're presumed innocent until proven guilty. It's the reverse with tax. If you're assessed with a tax debt by the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency), you're guilty until proven innocent. And if you don't know how to protect yourself, the CRA can wreak havoc in your life and, in some cases, they can destroy your entire financial base. Until now. A few days ago I downloaded a book, which, in my opinion is one of the most important books that any taxpayer in Canada can have. It's called, "The Tax Collector's Bible," and it's written by Alan Baggett, a former CRA agent. With this book you'll learn about the inner workings of the CRA, how tax is processed and collected, and most importantly, how to avoid it. For far too long, the CRA has had the upper hand against the taxpayer. The Tax Collector's Bible shows the reader how to level the playing field and how to win against the tax man. If you pay taxes in Canada, you need this book: - www.taxcollectorsbible.com

RE: Purple Pill Article - If you have taken the Reumofan Plus you should have a analysis to test liver function and discuss it with your Dr. - Name and Address Withheld by Request

RE: Purple Pill Warning Feedback - I personally contacted the manufacturer both in Mexico and the USA distributor when I first heard this rumor. I was then sent verification of ingredients and that steroid was not included. I have inquired again direct to the manufacturer. I would love to see this report for myself. This is a well respected product in the US. Did you know Mexico has an agency that checks products out and even goes to health food stores and removes products off the shelf, they even remove products that are expired. I use to own a Health Food store here in Mexico. This was a regular practice, so it would shock me if this was factual. Did you know there is a drugstore brand with the exact same name, sold here in Mexico. This product has that steroid ingredient. I am curious if this person mixed up the drug with the herbal product. Just a thought. I would welcome reviewing that report if the person is willing to send it to me. - Goria Shaw of Health Naturally, canadianbajarose [-a t-] yahoo.com, San Jose del Cabo

La Paz Pearls - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Have you ever wondered about the famous La Paz pearls, prized worldwide and included in the crown jewels of the royalty of Spain, England and France? Twelve of us from Los Barriles had a wonderful weekend adventure and got the full story during a very interesting and informative tour (in English) conducted by Dr. Carlos Cáceres, the founder of Perlas del Cortez, www.perlasdelcortez.com, a pearl farm in La Paz.

Dr. Cáceres is a professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur, conducting research on aquaculture and sustainably reviving pearl farming in Baja. Dr. Cáceres met us at our hotel on Sunday morning. Our first stop was at the Museum of Anthropology for the history and importance of pearling in Baja. We then drove to his pearl farm in Pichilingue where he explained and demonstrated, step-by-step, the process of collecting and growing oysters, seeding the oysters and ultimately harvesting the beautiful black pearls. It was fascinating. Dr. Cáceres enthusiasm and passion for not only pearls, but our wonderful natural environment is contagious. Thumbs up from all of us for Dr Cáceres and the tour. If you are interested in taking a tour, contact me for the details of our trip, or Dr. Carlos Cáceres at ccaceres [-a t-] uabcs.mx. To make it a really special weekend, go to La Paz on Saturday, spend the night and have dinner at Restaurante Las Tres Virgenes (Calle Madero #1130, between Constitution and Hildalgo). We think it's the best restaurant in Baja. - burgin.holly [-a t-] gmail.com, La Paz

East Cape Health Center - The East Cape Health Center is dedicated to improving the Emergency Services in the East Cape area. We have teamed with International Emergency Services Fund. IESF is holding a fishing tournament on May 19th, 20th and 21st. IESF will be training the bomberos (firefighters) in Buena Vista on auto extrication on the 21st and 22nd. They have donated a rescue squad and an extrication tool that will be delivered in the next month. This will be the only rescue squad between San Jose Del Cabo and La Paz. In the future, IESF and East Cape Health Center will be holding training classes in emergency fire response and emergency medical care for the local bomberos and Emergency Medical personnel. IESF and East Cape Health Center will also be donating items in the future to improve the emergency equipment in our community.

Join us at our "Pig Roast" on May 20th at East Cape RV Resort behind Otra Vez to help "save a life". The cost is $15/person. Cocktails at 6pm and Dinner at 7pm. All proceeds will be used to buy Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to be placed in the East Cape community. AEDs are simple to use and will save a life. Tickets available at East Cape Dental Clinic or Charlene Wenger. Will also be selling tickets at the Roadrunner Café (in Los Barriles) on May 13th between 9am and 2pm. Thank you for your continued support. Bonnie Zapotoczny, Administrative Assistant, East Cape Health Center, bonniezapotoczny [-a t-] yahoo.com, www.eastcapemedical.com, Los Barriles

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Featured Events This Week

Saturday, May 14

Closing Cocktail and Art Exposicion at Il Giardino - By Sebastian Dias Duarte's Students - Anna Sorrentino, anita.sorrentino [-a t-] gmail.com, 612-159-5793, Todos Santos

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, 8 p.m. No cover. - info [-a t-] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612 145 0525, Todos Santos

Tre Amici 3 in Concerto - From 8-11:30 p.m., Caffé Milano Ristorante Esquerro, 15 La Paz. Original music performed by "tre tre amici" Roberto Meloni, Alberto Poli and Peppiniello Tripani. Space is limited. Reservations: 612-125-9981 / 612-127-0531 (cell). - caffemilano [-a t-] gmail.com

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

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

Monday, May 16

Spring/Summer Fashion Show - La Esquina, Todos Santos, 7 PM, Performance by Grupo De Danza Folklórica De Todos Santos. For information or to particiate as a designer, email: daliaamper [-a t-] hotmail.com -

Tuesday, May 17

Goodbye "La Maquina" Garbage Clean Up Party - Please come help us clean up the mess left behind after our famous landmark, the broken down bulldozer "La Maquina," was hauled away. 9 AM, Las Playitas Road, Las Tunas, at the La Maquina site. - Emanuela, emagard [-a t-] mac.com, 178-0108, Todos Santos

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

Wednesday, May 18

Toxic Mining Meeting - Update on status of five proposed open-pit mining projects. Topics to include the desalination plant at Las Playitas, future strategies and sustainable policies. Café La Esquina, 5:30 p.m., Todos Santos. - Elena Moreno, info [-a t-] aguavalemasqueoro.com, www.aguavalemasqueoro.com, 612-145-0050

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

Thursday, May 19

Fiesta Mexicana Fundraiser - Live music, dinner and raffles. El Comitan. Dinner $100 pesos. Proceeds to benefit disabled in La Paz area. Info and directions: - Charlene Angelo, charlene [-a t-] svcrossroads.com

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 per person (one drink and show); $190 pesos per person (one drink, small "botana" and show); $295 pesos per person (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

Friday, May 20

East Cape Health Center "Pig Roast" - East Cape RV Resort, Los Barriles behind Otra Vez, $15/person. Cocktails 6pm, Dinner 7pm. All proceeds to buy Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Tickets available; East Cape Dental Clinic or Charlene Wenger. Also at the Roadrunner Café in Los Barriles, May 13th between 9am and 2pm. Bonnie Zapotoczny, East Cape Health Center, bonniezapotoczny [-a t-] yahoo.com, www.eastcapemedical.com

Saturday, May 21

ALMA´s Dancing Under The Stars - 7 p.m. at Hotel Pescadores, Los Barriles. Tickets $25 US. Dinner and live band included. Silent auction and raffle. Tickets available at Buzzards, Wolf Management Office, Vet Clinic at North Beach, and from ALMA volunteers. For information contact Sheila M. at 044-624-137-7683, bajasheila [-a t-] yahoo.com.

Live Cuban Night - Dance to salsa, rumba, cumbia and more with Noralys Cantero on the Guaycura Hotel Sky Deck at 7:30 p.m. Delicious tapas, exotic drinks, fine wine and the best view in town. Downtown on Legaspi and Topete streets. - Guaycura Hotel at Sky Deck, reservation [-a t-] guaycura.com.mx, www.guaycura.com.mx, 612-175-0800, Todos Santos

End of The World/Judgment Day - Harold Camping, president of a fringe U.S. evangelical Christian group, predicts powerful earthquakes and five months of "Hell on Earth." Camping reportedly came up with the May 21 date "from evidence found in the Bible."

Sunday, May 22...?

( ... we'll keep you posted :) -

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Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment

Hotel California - Music Saturday May 21st The laid-back reggae vibe of Riddim Forz Margaritas, Beers, and Dancing! [-a t-] 8pm. No Cover. Santo Vino Eclectic Bistro & Wine Bar: Baja wines by the glass, creative margaritas and cocktails, daily menu creations, dessert sample platters. Hours 5:30 to 10:30 PM Daily Closed on Sunday Selected Specials for the week include: Mexican style yellowtail carpaccio. Grilled asparagus wrapped with prosciutto and drizzled with pesto. Baja fish and seafood chowder with roasted tomatoes and saffron. Local halibut with black olive tapenade, pesto and toasted pine nuts. Pasilla pepper flavored fusilli, smoked marlin, shrimp and scallops in a Baja Chardonnay creamy dill sauce. 12 oz grilled Rib Eye or New York Angus steak with a mushroom, blue cheese and Hotel California Tequila cream sauce. Eve pie with apples, almonds and vanilla liqueur. Mango and star anise "tarte tatin" with homemade vanilla bean and white chocolate agave ice cream. Click Here to view our Online Store. Get the latest info by joining our facebook fan page - info [-a t-] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612 145.0525, Todos Santos

Live Cuban Night - Come enjoy a great dance night! Salsa, rumba, cumbia and more with Noralys Cantero on the Sky Deck on Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. Delicious tapas, exotic drinks, fine wine and the best view in town together in one place. Guaycura Hotel invites you! We are located downtown on Legaspi and Topete streets. - Guaycura Hotel at Sky Deck, reservation [-a t-] guaycura.com.mx, www.guaycura.com.mx, 612-175-0800, Todos Santos

Tre Amici 3 in Concerto - Saturday, May 14, from 8-11:30 p.m. at Caffé Milano Ristorante Esquerro, 15 La Paz. Join us for live original music played by "tre tre amici" Roberto Meloni, Alberto Poli and the famous Peppiniello Tripani, and transport yourself to the heart of Italy with dishes and wines from Caffé Milano Ristorante. Space is limited. For reservations call 612-125-9981 or 612-127-0531 (cell) Disfruta con nosotros de la musica de autor en vivo tocada por "tre amici tre" Roberto Meloni, Alberto Poli y el famoso Peppiniello Tripani, y transportate al corazon de Italia con los platillos y vinos de Caffé Milano Ristorante . Cupo limitado. Por reservacionenes 612-125-9981 o 612-127-0531 (cellular) - caffemilano [-a t-] gmail.com

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

Great Hotel in Cabo San Lucas - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - We have been staying at the Mar de Cortez Hotel in downtown Cabo, and like everything about it. If you tell them you are from Los Barriles, the rate is 575 pesos per night. They have a great $3 breakfast, firm mattresses and the whole atmosphere is relaxing. It's rustic, like the Rancho Buena Vista, clean, and in a great location for exploring. We also recommend taking a glass bottom boat tour for 150 pesos (for your entire party). - John and Camilla Ford, La Paz

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

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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

Leather Sofa & Love Seat - Brand-new, 100% leather sofa/love seat set. Dark brown/chocolate color. Really nice and durable. Perfect for Baja weather and easy to clean. I drove them down and paid the taxes on them. $1000 US or 12,000 pesos for the set. Email for pics. Will deliver free in Todos Santos/Pescadero area, or for $100 will drive over to San Jose/La Paz, Los Barriles, etc. - Alec, alecqu [-a t-] yahoo.com, 612-151-8892, Todos Santos

Unique, 4x4 15-passenger Van for Sale - This Chevy Express 15-passenger van is 4x4, which makes it pretty unique in these parts. It has 95,000 miles and is fully imported with Mexican tags. Very well maintained, in very good condition. $8,000. - Sergio Jauregui, TSEcoAdventures [-a t-] hotmail.com, 612-16-13208, 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

Want To Buy Trailer - Looking for approx. 14 ft. self-contained trailer in decent shape. - Laurel Taub, todoslaurel [-a t-] yahoo.com, 145-0536

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

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

Two Like-New Solar Panels Available - 140 Watt, 24 Volt BP Solar Panels and heavy duty custom-made frame that can be adjusted for the angle of the sun and mounts on the roof (thief-proof!) - Jason Durland, mazytronk [-a t-] hotmail.com, 612-154-4729, Todos Santos

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

Suburbans for Sale - We have two great Suburbans for sale: One is a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 with 130,400 miles and the other is a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 with 121,800 miles. Both are 4x4, 8-passenger vehicles with air conditioning (front and rear), CD player/radio, electric windows, off-road tires, towing package, power steering, anti-lock brakes. Very well maintained inside and out. Fully imported with Mexican plates. Asking $6,000 for the 2500 and $8,000 for the 1500. - Sergio Jauregui, TSEcoAdventures [-a t-] hotmail.com, 612-16-13208, 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

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/submitad.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

For Rent - Quaint cottage on a lovely ranch in Pescadero: 1 Bedroom, furnished, utilities not included. Please, telephone calls only at 612-176-3119 (Pescadero). - Mariposa, mariposabcsmx [-a t-] live.com

Urgent: Lot for Sale - Lot is situated within a nice, quiet neighborhood/environment in Brisas del Pacifico within Todos Santos.

  1. Great ocean and mountain views
  2. Utilities: City water, power and telephone connections available
  3. Lot size (Area): 842.00 m2 (19.9m X 49.9m
  4. Full legal ownership
This is an urgent sale for personal reasons and requires a quick sale price of $220,000 pesos (offers are welcome). We can take a first payment/deposit of $85,000 pesos and monthly payments of $6,000. For more information, please contact us at 044-612-141-2657 or 044-612-153-5716 - Jose Casarez, 6121412657, Todos Santos

House Sitting Position Sought - I have been asked to submit an article for my friend Lupelena, the owner of the building housing the Todos Santos Cafe. Her friend from Michoacan is seeking a house sitting job here while she searches for a house/property to buy. She is a retired teacher of both Spanish and English (20 years) and will be relocating to Todos Santos. She is responsible, capable and very conscientious. She does not need much space, will care for your garden and pets. Her name is Magdalena del Rio and her email is magda.delrio49 [-a t-] gmail.com. She speaks English and is looking forward to hearing from you! - Susan Doyle, timsudoyle [-a t-] hotmail.com

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Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted

NOTE: Ads will run for two weeks unless dated. Please list the date in the title, and specify which airport. Goes without saying, everyone shares expenses for beer, gas, food, etc., and let us know if you find a ride or caravan so we can remove your ad -

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 2 - 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. We can deliver your vehicle as far north as Seattle. Caravaning up with others June 2. - 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

Puppies - Free To Good Home! - Three adorable female puppies, white, black and brown markings. Fur soft as down, gentle disposition -- they look like little teddy bears. Will spay puppies at 6 months for new owners. Contact Mark or Jayne at 612-119-6016 - Mark Garrity, ohsojayne [-a t-] msn.com, 612-119-6016, 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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