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News and Events, Questions and Answers
Leader of the Pack? - The Palapa Society is looking for an enterprising soul with community spirit to chair this year's 5K Run. This community event has been held for the last three years, with funds raised being dedicated to Project Chino, the Palapa Society's medical assistance program for Todos Santos children. Past organizers are willing to assist the new chair with all types of useful organizational material, as well as with race-day assistance. If you feel that you might be interested, please call Tim Doyle for more information (145-0821). - Tim Doyle, timsudoyle [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612-145-0821, Todos Santos
Bancomer Automated Bank Problem - On May 16 my husband Dean and I went to withdraw pesos from the Bancomer machine in Todos Santos. After putting in my PIN# and the amount, I received NO pesos and NO receipt and I went to try again and it said I had exceeded my limit. As this happened after hours there was no one in the bank to report this to. I called my bank CIBC in Canada to report the situation when we returned home and the next day went back to Bancomer to complain about this experience. A woman who was at the "Preferred Customer" desk said after I told her, "We know, it has happened before. It's a problem with the machine we are waiting for a new one. You should talk to your bank about not receiving any money."
Well, today is Sept. 8 and my bank told me that Bancomer said that their bank machine balanced on that day, which is impossiblea And I am out $5000 pesos or $426.88 CAD. Has anyone else has experienced this at Bancomer? I spend alot of time in Todos Santos and what a drag to not trust the bank and be able to get pesos when you need them. Just putting it out there. A little poorer ... Doris Deutschmann and Dean McQuillen - , dorisdmg [ - a t - ] telus.net, Todos Santos
Excelente Video Antiguo (1949) DE Ensenada y BCS (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - Excellent old video of Ensenada and BCS. (From the site)...This film boasts beautiful color footage of old Baja, before Pemex stations lined the Cuota and Libre. Hunt travels from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas, enchantingly stopping at the waterless village of Magdalena Bay, Tortuga Bay, and the vineyards at Santo Tomás: www.archive.org/details/baja_california.
Calling All Actors - Or wannabe actors - Script Reading this Thursday, Sept. 15, for next season's Comedy play, "And Then There Was Nun." The characters are Hollywood Movie Stars from the past: Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Vivian Leigh, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Gloria Swanson, Alfred Hitchcock. Reading at 3 p.m. at Teatro Luna Azul. - Bluemooninbaja [ - a t - ] yahoo.ca
La Paz (and other International) Radio Stations Online (Courtesy La Paz Gringos) - My son has an app for the iPhone that allows him to listen to radio stations and apparently there are 5 in La Paz. Is there a "talk" radio or what would your suggestions as to the "best" radio in La Paz. You know, we live in an amazing world when someone in Kansas City can listen to radio in La Paz! Suggestions? - Dale Wilson
www.mexicoradiotv.com/bajacaliforniasur/index.htm In the Links section of Lapazgringos you will see the above link, which gives the frequency of every radio station in mexico plus a description and web address, including a link to a live internet feed of the station - the_bread_guy
Editor's Note: There are several sites listing iPhone radio apps. Here is one: www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/15017/
Rocks And Dirt - In Todos Santos I need attractive rocks and good dirt for garden work. Do you know where I can get any? I used to get it through my neighbors who are now using their dump trucks on the highway construction. I could use a P/U load of each. Thanks, Janel - Janel B, janelb3 [ - a t - ] yahoo.com
Going South? - from Northern California or the Bay Area? Have room for a kitchen table and stand? Will help with gas. Pescadero. - , mcjl [ - a t - ] sonic.net
Netflix Coming To Mexico (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - Courtesy of BajaGoodLifeClub (www.bajagoodlifeclub.com):
Netflix, Inc. ( www.netflix.com ), the world's largest Internet movie and TV series subscription service, is arriving in Mexico, providing instant and unlimited movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix to computers, game consoles and other Internet connected devices for a single low monthly price.
Netflix launched today in Brazil and will be launched in 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. On Monday, 12 September, Netflix will launch its service in Mexico. In Mexico, the monthly subscription price for unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows over the Internet will be $99 pesos.
No more worries about blocking your IP address, or having NetFlix not allow access because you are not in Mexico, or even having to mail back to envelopes. You can immediately begin a free, one-month trial by going to www.netflix.com.
With more than 25 million members in the U.S. and Canada, Netflix offers amazing convenience and extraordinary value with a broad range of Hollywood, international and local movies and TV series to choose from. Netflix has revolutionized entertainment in North America by giving people a choice to instantly enjoy what they want to watch, when they want to watch it for a low monthly price over a wide range of Internet-connected devices, such as computers, game consoles, and smart TVs.
Editor's Note: It's very likely that NetFlix Mexico will not be a copy of NetFlix US. The content will be specifically targeted for Mexican viewers, and many titles available in the US may not be available in Mexico due to international distribution rights restrictions. Here is a link to the NetFlix Mexico page: www.netflix.com/SubGenreList/Mexico/2534. Since they're offering a one-month free trial, you have nothing to lose so try it. In case that doesn't work out, there are some alternatives which may enable you to access Netflix US: vpnfreedom.com/netflix/how-to-watch-netflix-in-mexico/ -
Baja Western Onion Community Workshops And Meetings Page - This is a reminder that we have a page on the Baja Western Onion website where you can look up recurring community workshops and meetings. The page can be found at: www.bajawesternonion.com/workshops-meetings.asp
We rely upon our readers to send us the dates and times for these listings, and also to notify us if a workshop or meeting time has changed or is no longer available. Please let us know if any information on this page needs to be updated and we'll take care of it.
We're planning on doing some housekeeping to remove some older listings on this page soon, so also let us know if your workshop is still available! - Alan And Debra, moderator [ - a t - ] bajawesternonion.com,
Submit your News and Events, Questions and Answers articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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Featured Events This Week
Online Community Calendar - Just a reminder to anyone planning an event for the coming year to check the Online Community Calendar before choosing a date to see if something else is already planned. If everyone will use this resource, we can avoid conflicts. Check the Online Community Calendar here: www.bajawesternonion.com/community-calendar.asp -
Saturday, Sept. 10
Day-long Vipassana Meditation With Robert Hall - From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Todos Santos at Nanette's palapa. Cost is $150 pesos. Silent meditation, dharma talk and discussion with Robert Hall, plus shared practice with friends. Teas, coffee, lemonade, waters and snacks provided. Bring a bag lunch. - Robert K Hall, eldharma [ - a t - ] mac.com, roberthalldharmatalks.wordpress.com/, 612-145-0676, Todos Santos
Thursday, Sept. 15
Script Reading - For "And Then There Was Nun" 3 p.m.; Teatro Luna Azul, Todos Santos, Bluemooninbaja [ - a t - ] yahoo.ca
Mexican Night - From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Instituto de Inglés América with Prof. Antonio Estamates in Cabo San Lucas. Located on Janet Wilson Street between Félix Ortega and Ildefonso Green. - Joel Antonio Estamates, caballito_b [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, www.inglesamericablogspot.com, 624-143-9643, Cabo San Lucas
Friday, Sept. 16
Mexican Independence Day Celebration - Location: Throughout Mexico. Details: The day before Mexican Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks, folk dancing and mariachi bands. Festivities will be followed the next day with parades, speeches, family picnics and more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grito_de_Dolores
New Community Events and Workshops Notification Page - You can submit event notices for The Community Calender or Workshops and Meetings pages. The Community Events calendar is limited to non-recurring community events (Sorry, no "Happy Hours," "Daily Specials," or other recurring business activities :). Submit your Community Events and Workshops notices here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/SubmitEvent.asp
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Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment
Caborey Dinner Cruise - With over 40 years offering tours in Mexico, Caborey has firmly established its reputation for quality, safety and fun. Reserving tours in advance through our website assures that you are purchasing tours from a reputable source and that the date and time of your reservation will be respected. Allow us the pleasure of providing these services for you.
Experience the natural wonder of Cabo San Lucas from aboard our luxurious 144' triple deck catamaran... From the moment you board the Caborey prepare yourself for an exhilarating experience. The majesty of the Land's End rock formations including Cabo's iconic "Arch" will spread out before you as the Caborey slips away from the marina and into Medano Bay. Live music and limitless cocktails accompany the breathtaking view from the upper deck of the Caborey as it follows its route along the tip of the Baja.
As the sun sinks into the horizon, tempt your palate with one of our 6 delectable entrees. Then as you take your last bite of scrumptious dessert, sit back and enjoy a Las Vegas-style show that will delight you with the sounds and rhythms of Latin America. - Caborey Cabo, reserv [ - a t - ] caborey.com, www.caborey.com, 143 8060, Cabo San Lucas
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Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted
2008 Dodge Ram Truck For Sale - 2008 Pickup Dodge Ram 2500, Hemi 5.7, grey color, four door. Mexican nationwide plates. Price to sell at $200,000 pesos. Call 624-178-8399 or email: gladyse_m [ - a t - ] hotmail.com.
Se Vende: 2008 Pickup Dodge Ram 2500, Hemi 5.7. Color gris, 4 puertas, placas nacionales. Precio $200,000 pesos. Contacto: 624-178-8399, email: gladyse_m [ - a t - ] hotmail.com - Gladys Morales, gladyse_m [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 624-178-8399
BMX Mongoose Bike For Sale - Boys (or girls) BMX bike: 20" wheels, great shape, mechanically sound, with good tread, nice (dark blue) paint, front and rear hand brakes, rear hub is a free wheel (no kick back brake) Front handlebars spin around for "tricks", with allowance for brake cables. $2000 MN. - Patricia Baum, teampaty [ - a t - ] gmail.com, 612- 145-0882
Instituto De Inglés Y Español "América" - - Basic Spanish lessons for foreigners. Two hours each week for a period of 15-18 months is enough time to know how to understand, write, read and speak Basic Spanish. First lesson at no cost. Fair fares. Welcome at our facilities in Barrio de San Juan El Pescadero. Gracias.
Aprenda el Inglés Básico Americano con 2hs/semana, durante 1.5 años como máximo. Horarios diversos. Precios accesibles. Estamos en El Pescadero. Bienvenidos. - Pablo Ramirez, inst.america.elpescadero [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 1303270 / cel 612-151-2385
Car Cover - For sale. Fits a Toyota 4-Runner sized vehicle. Best offer. Pescadero. - , mcjl [ - a t - ] sonic.net
Servicios Computadoras, Todos Santos - Ofrece servicios de Internet y Computadoras. Venta, instalacion y soporte de redes cableadas e inalámbricas, anti-virus, Voice Over IP (Vonage, Net2phone), computadoras.
Computer Services, Todos Santos - Offering internet and computer services. WiFi / VoIP / Computers - Sales, installation, service and support: wired and wireless networks, virus removal, Voice Over IP (Vonage, Net2Phone), computers. - Josue Castillo Mayoral, Cellular: 612-148-3786, jocama85 [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 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 courier services, 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
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Summer Special: Casa Jardineros - This affordable vacation home or rental with 3BR plus office/den, 1.5 BA, outdoor shower, spacious garage/bodega and stack washer & dryer. This property also offers great Ocean, Mountain, and Palm tree views, nice upstairs terrace. All services and sits on almost 1/2 acre lot (1,999.95 m2). USD $129,000 (reduced down from $165,000) Contact for an appointment to see this wonderful home! - Richard Friend, Richie [ - a t - ] RicardoAmigo.com, ricardoamigo.com/Properties-CasaJardineros.asp, 612-145-0551, Pescadero
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
Local Gentelman for the Care of Your House - Honest, reliable, bilingual, local gentelman and family man available for the care or your house at either Pescadero or Todos Santos. Please call me on my cell phone, 044-612-142 0297. - Gustavo, genesis_g [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612-142- 0297, Todos Santos
Beautiful Casita For Rent Long Term - Located on a hillside, this unit has spectacular views of the ocean, mountains and town. Accommodates two people very comfortably, also room for a third. 20-minute walk to the center of town. On-site manager. Fully furnished. Superb reviews. Wheelchair accessible. Will consider pets. Willing to negotiate excellent rate for full-season rental. - janethowey [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281622
Sand And Sea Homes - Sand and Sea Homes realty serving La Ventana and El Sargento, 76 listings, check us out! - Miguel Giles, sandandseahomes.com/, (612) 139-0208, Baja California Sur
Warehouse / Workshop / Storage Space For Rent In Todos Santos - Available immediately, 30' X 16' (480 sqf) building. Ideal for storage or workshop. Convenient, secure location 2 blocks south of downtown Todos Santos with side entrance. Landlord lives next door. 240 volt electrical supply. $120 dlls / month + electricity. Please contact Ernesto (Spanish) 612 104 2000 or Alan (001) 805 598 7908 or send an Email: alan [ - a t - ] baja1.com.
Almacén / Taller / Espacio de Almacenamiento Por Renta en Todos Santos - Disponible ahora, 9 m X 5 m (45 M2). Ideal para el almacenamiento o el taller. Cómoda y segura ubicación a 2 cuadras al sur de Todos Santos en el centro con entrada lateral. El Dueño vive al lado. 240 voltios de corriente. $ 120 dlls / mes + electricidad. Favor de contactar a Ernesto (Español) 612 104 2000 o Alan (001) 805 598 7908 o enviar un correo electronico. - Alan, alan [ - a t - ] baja1.com, 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
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Around Oct. 6 - Seeking Co-pilot for the Drive South - Northern California to Todos Santos. Need to arrive T.S. no later than Oct 14. Only good drivers need apply. - Jane Sipe, jasi57 [ - a t - ] juno.com, Baja California Sur
Looking For A Ride Share First Week in November. - I'm driving from Kelowna, British Columbia to Cabo first week of November. Will be traveling via I-5 through Oregon and California. Won't have much spare room for extra luggage, so if you travel light, are willing to share expenses and want to have a heck of a road trip, get back to me. I did this drive last year so I'm familiar with the route and the process. Will be crossing at TJ. I prefer to do the driving myself, but the company and second set of eyes are a plus. Thanks, Mirek - Mirek Hrabanek, canczech26 [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, Cabo San Lucas
Driver Needed For Small Truck in November - I need someone to drive my Nissan Frontier truck from San Diego to Todos Santos in early November. Bonded and insured, references required. My email is jennylindberg [ - a t - ] earthlink.net. - Jennifer Lindberg, 505-466-0976, Todos Santos
From Northern California Early November - Looking to share the drive from Northern California, around Nov. 1 or soon after to Todos Santos. - Laurie, lauriecpb [ - a t - ] gmail.com, Baja California Sur
Submit your Rides or Caravans Needed/Available articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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Pet Corner (Lost and Found pet articles will run for two weeks)
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Missing Friend - Our friend went missing Thurs. night ( 8th Sept.) We miss him and so does his buddy. He was last seen around the Sandbar. He is brown ,short hair and has two scars...a large scar on his left flank and a thin white scar around his neck which was caused by a string he was tied up with when we rescued him. He has ( had ) a red collar. Instead of him moping around,feeling sad and lonely, why not bring him back and let him come home? He is not a stray and we would like him back home sleeping in his favorite spot. If anyone has seen him, please get in touch. email jimiykaren [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, phone 130 3022 - , jimiykaren [ - a t - ] yahoo.com, Pescadero
Dog Lost? Check with Baja Dogs - If you have lost a dog, please check with Baja Dogs La Paz at 612-155-8948 or email lostdog [ - a t - ] bajadogs.org. We quite often have dogs at the refuge that we hope owners will claim.
Dogs for Adoption: We have many wonderful dogs for adoption. Please come out and visit the refuge in El Centenario or call 612-155-8948. All of our dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered and healthy.
How to Donate: To donate to Baja Dogs La Paz, you can do so through Pay Pal, donate directly through our bank: Bancomer, Account #164033159; donate directly at the refuge or email bdlp [ - a t - ] bajadogslapaz.org and we will make arrangements to pick up your donation. We also are very grateful for any donations of any type of dog food. Please call 612-140-2575 for pick up. Thank you!
All donations are used for general operating and maintenance of the refuge, our spay and neuter campaign and education programs. You may choose where you want your money spent. 100% of all donations to Baja Dogs La Paz, AC are used to help rescue street dogs in La Paz or to reduce their numbers. Donations pay for food, medication, veterinary care, utilities and water, cleaning supplies, etc., and 1 full-time and 2 part-time staff members who care for the dogs 7 days a week. No Board Member receives compensation. - Mario, info [ - a t - ] bajadogslapaz.org, www.bajadogslapaz.org/, 612-155-8948, La Paz
Dog Ready for a Home - I have a dog available for adoption who is pretty friendly. If you are interested, please contact me and I will send photos. Just write me at gelacio_tds [ - a t - ] hotmail.com - Gelacio Orozco, gelacio_tds [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Missing: Black Lab - Ocho - Our 75-pound black lab named "Ocho" is still missing. Our house is located off of Hwy 19 at KM 82.5. He's wearing a New Orleans Saint collar but unfortunately his tag has fallen off. Ocho is 11 1/2 years old with a white muzzle. He's a kind, loving dog. Please email Susan Smith [ - a t - ] susamckeensmith [ - a t - ] hotmail.com or call Mona Tellessen at 612-161-0435 if you have information. - Susan Smith, susanmckeensmith [ - a t - ] hotmail.com, 612-161-0435, Elias Calles
Free Puppies (3) - Cool black puppies, between 2 and 3 months, ready for new homes. Healthy, smart, with white markings on chest. Please help -- too many animals. Call 612-140-7923 - Mary, 612-140-7923
Submit your Pet Corner articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp (and remember to Spay and Neuter your pets)
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Quote of the Day: "
Are you guys ready? Let's roll.
The final known words of Todd Beamer, a passenger on the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93
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