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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Wednesday, May 18, 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

A Little Girl and Her Family Need Help - A little two-year-old girl has been scheduled for heart surgery in Mexico City at the beginning of June and another round-trip ticket to and from Mexico City is needed. The cost is approximately 4,700 pesos. If we all pull together, we can raise this money in no time. Please help this family! Time is of the essence. Please contact Angelique at 612-145-0250 to donate. Thank you. bajakitties [-a t-] yahoo.com, Baja California Sur

Treasures Offered by Special Kids - Our special needs kids and their teachers have put together a lovely variety of things that you will treasure. The hand-embroidered tortilla and bread wraps are works of art and a good way to keep things fresh. Cell phone purses and decorated bags are one-of-a-kind at affordable prices. Just 15 pesos for children's hair bands and darling rosette clips for keeping hair in place.

The talent and perserverance of our young adults is truly admirable. They would so appreciate your recognition, so please stop by and visit our activity center. It is a joy to see them diligently working on their crafts. We are opened Monday thru Thursday, from noon until 3 p.m. p.s.--Jose leaves for Mexico City for medical evaluation and treatment May 23.

Nuestros ninos con necesidades especiales y sus maestros han hecho una gran variedad de cossas que van a disfrutar. Las servilletas y toallas para tortillas y pan bordadas hechas a mano son obras de arte y una buena manera de las comidas frescas. Bolsas para celulares y bolsas adomadas son unicos y baratos. Solamente 15 pesos para diademas y ganchos para el pelo.

El talento de nuestros ninos es verdaderamente admirable. Van a apreciar su reconocimiento, entonces pasenle a visitar nuestro centro de actividades. Es un placer verlos trabajando en sus trabajos. Estamos abierto los Lunes a Jueves de 12:00 a 3 p.m. p.d.--Jose se va a la Ciudad de Mexico el 23 de Mayo para una evaluacion medica y tratamiento. - Diamond Moran, diamondmoran [-a t-] yahoo.com, 612-145-0249

An Opportunity for Evening Fun - Come and join us at the Adult English Program, Palapa Society, for an hour of pleasurable volunteer time. Tutors/Teachers are needed to work with young adults from the Mexican community. Class time is 6-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Drop by and visit us to see what we are doing. All inquiries are welcome. - Kathleen Froese, ksfroese [-a t-] hotmail.com, 612 154 5992

Going to the States Soon? - If so, can you take a lightweight manila envelope with postage prepaid and mail for me? I will deliver to you. - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [-a t-] yahoo.com, 612-102-7983, Todos Santos

Todos Santos Health Seminar, Tomorrow, May 19 - 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

Astrol-meteorologist Storm Predictions - Regardless of how you feel about astrology, you may want to review this blog. I have been reading his articles for a few years and he is frequently correct or close-to-accurate. I have lived in hurricane paths (USVI) for many years so I read with great interest his transit lines, just offshore of us. FYI and best wishes for a safe and wet summer! - Jan be [-a t-] TodosSantos.me, theweatheralternative.blogspot.com/, Todos Santos

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 -

Who Needs A Better Road To La Pastora? - If everybody gives 50 pesos per month, the road will be graded monthly. Mr Romex, across from the park, is willing to coordinate donations and grader. People say it is a lost cause but we can- at least- try to save our backs and our cars. In the future, we could make it easier with a bank transfer. Who is interested? Chambaretcat [-a t-] mac.com - Cat Chambaret, chambaretcat [-a t-] mac.com, 612 102 83 93

Kitties, Kitties, and More Kitties - It's been "raining" kitties! Four new arrivals at Kitty Heaven, three kitties at Dr. Franzoni's (soon to to go to Kitty Heaven) and two are in foster care. All colors, all very young and playful. For more information, call Angelique at 612-145-0250 or write Angelique at BajaKitties [-a t-] Yahoo.com

Kitty Heaven is the only all-cat refuge in Baja California Sur. Wisit us on the web at http://bajarescue.org/#KittyHeaven. We survive via your kind donations. To send your support, please click the "Donate" button below:

Enhanced Drivers License - Any Canucks have experience using an enhanced driver's license instead of a passport to enter Mexico? If I still need a passport, EDL is not cost effective. - Marcia Stromsmoe, mstromsmoe [-a t-] shaw.ca

Need Directions - I am driving to San Diego on Wednesday and always cross at San Ysidro. I want to cross at Otay Mesa this time but have no clue how to get there. Please be explicit in your directions... I'm blonde. - Ina Yank, inayank [-a t-] ix.netcom.com, 624-176-4249

Change Is Definitely In The Wind - This arrived in my inbox this morning. It is an invite to travel writers (that's me) to an event to be held in La Paz on June 14th. At this point I do not know what this refers to or where the development is planned to take place but $1.5 billion means a lot of building somewhere!

Paolucci Communication Arts would like to invite twenty travel writers/bloggers to come with us as we introduce the charming city of La Paz, Mexico to the world. The press event, which will take place the evening of June 14th, involves:
- Unveiling the La Paz logo and branding campaign.
- Announcements of the $1.5 billion in planned development.
- Dignitaries and officials discussing the low level of violent crime in La Paz and South Baja.
- Sunset ceremony involving local La Paz children welcoming the world with song.
Tours will be given of the new developments, properties, oceanfront, etc. A yacht party for media is also being planned.
- Rachel Mcmillen, rjmcmillen [-a t-] shaw.ca

Editor's Note: - Paolucci Communication Arts, www.paoluccicommarts.com, is a southern California marketing and PR firm hired by PCS Development, www.pcsdevelopment.com, to promote their development at Bahia De Los Sueños, www.bahiasueños.com, located 35 miles southeast of La Paz and 30 miles north of Los Barriles on the Sea of Cortez (Map). The development will offer 600 upscale residences, two marinas, a fishing club, an 18-hole golf course, resort hotels and spas.

Readers are advised that the press event noted above is probably a private engagement by invitation only, and closed to the general public. - Editor

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Featured Events This Week

Wednesday, May 18

Toxic Mining Meeting, Todos Santos - 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, Todos Santos - 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

Thursday, May 19

Health Seminar, Todos Santos - 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 Health Care 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

Fiesta Mexicana Fundraiser, La Paz - 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, La Paz - 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

Friday, May 20

East Cape Health Center "Pig Roast," Los Barriles - 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

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

Music at Hotel California, Todos Santos - Riddim Forz, Reggae Music and Dancing, 8pm. No Cover. - info [-a t-] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612 145.0525, Todos Santos

Festejar A Las Madres Todosanteñas - Celebrating Todos Santos Mothers - 17:00 a 20:00 horas en la plaza publica Todos Santos. Festival artistico y rifa de regalos. 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Todos Santos Public Plaza. Artistic festival and gifts raffle. - Jose Luis Castillo, www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=218262864870173

Recital De Canto, Todos Santos - Tenor Enrique Astorga and pianist Cristina Montero. 8 P.M., Theater Márquez de León. Sábado 21 de Mayo; 8 P.M. Canciones Napolitanas. Música Mexicana Zarzuela. Entrada gratuita. Donations welcome. - Heriberto Parra Hake, hparra [-a t-] prodigy.net.mx, 612 117 3945

ALMA´s Dancing Under The Stars, Los Barriles - 7 p.m. at Hotel Pescadores. Tickets $25 US. Dinner and live band included. Silent auction and raffle. Tickets 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

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."

Wednesday, May 25

Live Piano Concert and Art Opening, La Paz - Mexican Tenor, Alberto Angel "El Cuervo," 8:00 pm, La Encantada Galeria, Deli Y Cava Gardens. Tickets $600 pesos for concert, wine, cheese, fruit and bread. Info: 612 140 0391, laencantada.galeriacavadeli [-a t-] gmail.com

Mulege Dorado Tournament - mulegefishingtournament.com/pages/futuretournaments.html, or email mulegefishingtournament [-a t-] gmail.com - Mulege, BCS

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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

Rancho Pescadero Closed for Private Event - Rancho Pescadero will be closed for a private event Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, and will reopen to the public on Monday, May 23, at 7 a.m. We are serving breakfast and lunch in our dining room and dinner in our dining room and loungy sunset deck seven days a week. Our organic garden is in full swing and we are harvesting fresh veggies daily. Reservations appreciated. Thank you! - rancho1 [-a t-] ranchopescadero.com, www.ranchopescadero.com, 612-157-6063

Pizza Night at the Kramer's in Las Tunas - Every Friday evening we are making gourmet pizzas in our wood burning oven, starting at 4 p.m. If you haven't been, you need to come check it out--you won't be disappointed! We also are serving fresh garden salads from our own garden. We are located at Bruce and Dina Kramer's house on Calle Los Mangos (make a right into the green gates with the brick columns and go all the way in). See you Friday! - Bruce Kramer, bkmasonry [-a t-] yahoo.com, 612-348-9363, Todos Santos

Three-Day Workshop with Artist Jill Logan - Participants are invited to loosen up, learn how to simplify, contact your personal style and explore color theory. Beginners are welcome. The workshop will be held Tuesday, June 14, from 7 until 10 p.m.; Wednesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $300 US. Class size is limited. For information, contact Jill Logan at (011 52) 612-145-0151, or email jilllogan [-a t-] yahoo.com. You can also visit her website at www.jilllogan.com.

Festejar A Las Madres Todosanteñas - Celebrating Todos Santos Mothers - El XIV Ayuntamiento De La Paz, la delegacion municipal de Todos Santos, el sistema DIF, y la coordinacion de festivales, te invita a que festejemos a nuestras madres Todosantenias, este Viernes 21 de Mayo a partir de las 17:00 horas en la plaza publica de esta delegacion, asiste con tu familia habra un bonito festival artistico y rifa de regalos. Si eres hijo o hija, trae a tu mama, abuelita, tia, etc. Te esperamos.... =)

The XIV Ayuntamiento of La Paz, the municipal delegation of Todos Santos, the DIF, and the coordination of festivals, invites you to celebrate our Todosantenia Mothers, this Friday 21 May from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Todos Santos Public Plaza, attending with your family there will be a beautiful and artistic festival and a gifts raffle. If you are a son or daughter, bring your mother, grandmother, aunt, etc. We await you.... =) - Jose Luis Castillo, www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=218262864870173

Bel Canto Recital (After Celebrating Todos Santos Mothers Festival) - A Bel Canto Recital with renowned Tenor Enrique Astorga and pianist Cristina Montero will be presented this Saturday May 21st. 8 P.M. at the Theater Márquez de Leon. They will present a varied repertoire of Neapolitan and Mexican songs as well as Spanish Zarzuela. Come and celebrate with us todosantenian and foreign mothers. Donations are welcome. - Heriberto Parra Hake, hparra [-a t-] prodigy.net.mx, 612 117 3945, 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

Go Sailing in Cabo or Loreto 50% Off - Wild Cabo and Wild Loreto is offering from now until August for Onion readers a half-day sailing tour on their 50-ft Beneteau in Cabo, or 36-ft sailing Catamaran in Loreto for $350 US (50% off the regular price). All included for up to 8 guests. Take a break and sail, snorkel or relax with Wild. Also twiTter [-a t-] wildinbaja - Justin Benham, info [-a t-] wildcabotours.com, www.wildcabotours.com, 6241296120, Baja California Sur

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

Bellydance Classes - Bellydance Classes with Susan. - Susan Simon, susan_bellydance [-a t-] hotmail.com, 612 149 3096, Todos Santos

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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

Half Price: HP Laser Printer- Scan, print, copy. Cost $665, used two months, selling for $330. - Luis Hernandez, casadecorlapaz [-a t-] me.com, 612-141-7615, La Paz

Airport Parking and Mini Storage - San Jose Storage is conveniently located next to the San Jose del Cabo International airport. We offer daily and monthly parking with outside, covered, or garages available with airport transportation and car wash/vehicle maintenance while you are gone. San Jose Storage also offers mini storage units from 5x5 to 10x40.

Looking for a reliable moving service company in Los Cabos? San Jose Storage offers moving services throughout the peninsula with our brand-new, 18-ft. moving truck complete with loading ramps, dolly’s, tie straps, quilted moving blankets, plastic wrap, and cardboard boxes. Our trained movers have all the necessary training and expertise to ensure you goods arrive safely to their destination.

San Jose Storage is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year with bilingual managers to assist you. We have 24/7 security, guard dogs, video cameras with digital back-up, security lighting at night, and electronic access to the yard. Call us today and reserve your space! - Nathan Visser, info [-a t-] sjstorage.com, www.sjstorage.com, 624-146-1390

1988 Suzuki Samarai - 82,500 miles, 5-speed/overdrive, good mechanical, cosmetically challenged, garaged last 5 years, currently not US plated. - macnmoli [-a t-] yahoo.com, 612 118 3423, Pescadero

Misc. Household Items for Sale - (1) White 52" Monte Carlo Mirage Ceiling Fan- New In Box, paid $199/asking $50 (very good quality) 4" downrod inc.-no light kit; 1) RM- RFMC Monte Carlo Wall Remote for Fan NIB- paid $100/asking $35; (2) ESSWC-3-WH Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan Remotes- NIB-paid $49/asking $25; (2) Minka RC1oo Universal Fan Remotes-NIB-paid $49/asking $15; Emerson 20" TV with built in DVD player- dvd player is broken on the TV but there is an adaptable plug in for a separate dvd player to be used instead $25 - khpescado [-a t-] gmail.com, Pescadero

Todos Santos Pet Supplies - Special Discount on dog Food GAL! We also carry different products to eliminate fleas and ticks, for dogs, cats and even large farm animals. - Diego Guzman, contacto [-a t-] todossantospetstore.com, www.todossantospetstore.com, 145-0625, Todos Santos

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

Chica's Salon - New Service - Chica's is now offering waxing services every Saturday by appointment. We also offer manicures, acrylic nail's & relaxing pedicures in our massage chair. Need a gift? Gift certificates are available for any of our services. Located at La Canada Del Diablo. - Kathie Cullinane, chicassalon [-a t-] gmail.com, 612-142-3160, Todos Santos

House and Trailer for Sale - 2003 25-foot travel trailer by Skyline, fully self contained with air conditioning, rarely used, asking $6,000 US. 1200-sq-ft home and trailer sold together for $155,000 US. Contact Lisa Welch at US 858-764-0605; cell 612-140-1414; or Patrick Dodd at US 951-816-9556. Photos emailed upon request. - Patrick Dodd, patriciododd [-a t-] gmail.com, 951-816-9556, 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

Motor Home - 30-ft motor home, Southwind, for sale. Great temporary housing. Not set up for touring, rather to put on a lot and use as guest accomodations or temporary housing. We bought this motorhome for 10k US about 5 years ago and parked it on our lot, living in it for 3 years. No generator. Great buy for $3900 US. - Sky N, scot0007 [-a t-] hotmail.com, 612-143-7563, Pescadero

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

'95 Isuzu Rodeo and Trooper for Sale - I have both, The Rodeo is 4-cylinder, 5-speed, just brought from San Diego. Great gas mileage. $2200 US. The Trooper is a '95, also "power everthing." I installed Billstein shocks, handles off-road great, 4x4, clean. Both have South Dakota registration good until 1/12 - Stephen Zapata, shutupted [-a t-] yahoo.com, 612-147-1399

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

Multi-Family Yard Sale - Multi-family yard sale Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Household goods, tools, sewing supplies, sewing machines, dive gear, books and tons of other stuff. Come check it out! Free coffee. At Las Casitas Bed and Breakfast, located on Calle Rangel between Hidalgo and Obregon, #108. Hope to see you there. - Wendy Faith, wendy_faith [-a t-] yahoo.ca, 612-145-0255

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

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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.
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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

2 Bed, 2 Bath Home in Cabo - For Sale By Owner: Never-lived-in home in Cabo San Lucas. Located in the private gated community of Paraiso Iguana. On city water but includes a backup cistern. Minutes away from downtown Cabo with easy access to the new Todos Santos highway. Offers views of both the Sea of Cortés and Pacific Ocean. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, approx. 1,000 sq. feet. Huge Rental Income Potential. Price Reduced - $85,000 USD OBO - Dax Morgan, ssmorgan5 [-a t-] aol.com, (612) 140 3070, Cabo San Lucas

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

Lots for Sale - 1998-square-meter lots for sale, part of historic old cattle ranch in Los Planes, B.C.S. . Nice, quiet, rustic sites on road to Los Barriles, near water and power. Only 15 minutes to the nice sandy beaches of Bahia Los Suenos and Punta Arena, ½ hour from the windsurfing in La Ventana. Island of Isla Cerralvo (Jacques Cousteau) nearby. Good fishing area. Active green building going on at ranch (7 structures in process), you can share in the discoveries and experiments. With multi-million dollar projects nearby, don’t miss out on this good investment with great profit potential. Lots are priced at $150k pesos ($13k dollars). - Randy Echter, rke1951 [-a t-] gmail.com, 612-154-0485, La Paz

Elias Calles Lot for Sale - Owner moving. Ocean, river and Sierra views; new cell tower on hilltop, 1,498 meters, 3 small constructions, water meter and contract with city, fenced, good access. Outdoor bathroom with black-water purification system built beneath it. Kitchen palapa built over 10,000 gallon water pila. Unique. Needs TLC. Reduced price $65k US. Title, tax number. - S. Padilla, SSPADIS [-a t-] hotmail.com, 6241377004, Elias Calles

Lot for Sale in La Paz - For Sale by Owner: 287 m2 residential lot in beautiful La Paz. Clear Title. Includes documents and approved plans for custom, multi-story home with 3-car garage. Located in the tranquil community of Palmira Bellaterra in Lomas del Palmira. Minutes away from downtown with easy access to the Malecón. Breathtaking views of the city and bay! A million-dollar opportunity for only $100,000 USD. Photos and more available upon request - Dax Morgan, ssmorgan5 [-a t-] aol.com, 612-140- 3070, La Paz

House/pet Sitters - Hi,My wife Susan and I are currently looking after a house until the end of June and will be looking for another house to look after for the rest of the summer, responsable non smokers/no drinks, no drugs. - Mike Maguire, mickinmexico [-a t-] gmail.com, 612 149 3096, Todos Santos

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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 -

May 21 - Ride Needed from Todos Santos to Airport - Looking for a ride/carpool or someone who may want to split the expense of getting to the airport (from TS). Need to be there around 1 p.m. Let me know. - Kirsten, piagehagen22 [-a t-] gmail.com, Todos Santos

May 25 - Ride To SJD Airport From TS - Ride for up to 4 people and luggage to SJD airport from Todos Santos, Pescadero or Elias Calles, Wednesday, May 25th, leave TS at 11:00m. - Patricia Baum, teampaty1 [-a t-] hotmail.com, 612 145-0882

May 29 - Ride From SJD Airport To TS - Ride from SJD airport to TS on Sunday, May 29, my flight arrives at 2:45pm. Share gas - Patricia Baum, teampaty1 [-a t-] hotmail.com, 612 145-0882

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

late June-early July - Ride Available to Northern California - Seeking driver/s for a late June-early July migration from Todos Santos to Northern California. There's room for two people and luggage. Pet negotiable. Only good drivers need reply!! - Jane, janesipe [-a t-] gmail.com

ATV Transport Needed 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)

Let us know if you find or place your pet so we can remove your ad -

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

Kitties, Kitties, and More Kitties - It's been "raining" kitties! Four new arrivals at Kitty Heaven, three kitties at Dr. Franzoni's (soon to to go to Kitty Heaven) and two are in foster care. All colors, all very young and playful. For more information, call Angelique at 612-145-0250 or write Angelique at BajaKitties [-a t-] Yahoo.com

Kitty Heaven is the only all-cat refuge in Baja California Sur. Wisit us on the web at http://bajarescue.org/#KittyHeaven. We survive via your kind donations. To send your support, please click the "Donate" button below:

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