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Help Needed For Mujeres Ayudando A Mujeres / Women Helping Women Shelter - Courtesy La Paz Gringos - Hola Todos, Thank you so much for your support for the Shelter for Women and Children over this past year. Thanks to a very generous soul, the Shelter now has a baby crib to house the one-month old baby. Another baby is due on November 3rd.
ATM Problem For Visitors - Todos Santos Residents: Please advise visitors to Todos Santos that there are problems with some of the ATMs in town. As has been widely reported, sometimes when a visitor inserts a foreign debit card or credit card into a local ATM to obtain cash, there is a communication problem between the Mexican bank and the foreign bank. This results in the visitor receiving no cash, but the amount s/he was trying to withdraw being deducted from his/her account. To resolve the problem, they must report the transaction to the Mexican bank. The Mexican bank will give them a report of the transaction 24 hours later (apparently unable to do so earlier). The visitor then must call their home bank to report the incident and have the funds reinstated into their account.
Fiestas Tradicionales Todos Santos 2011 / 2011 Todos Santos Annual Traditional Festival - Todos Santos will come alive this week with traditional annual festivities in honor of the founding of Todos Santos and its patron saint, Nuestra Señora del Pilar / Our Lady of Pilar. Nuestra Señora del Pilar is the name given to the Virgin Mary for her reported appearance at the start of Christianity in Spain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_the_Pillar). The Festivities will begin this Friday, October 07 at 7:00 PM and conclude late Wednesday evening, October 12. Events will include religious activities, arts and cultural programs, sports, community exhibits, amusement rides, horse back riding and races, music and dancing exhibitions, contests, a car show, presentations and conferences. A key event is the nominations and coronation ceremony for this year's Queen of The Festival.
Commedia dell'Ego: The Unmasking of the Ego - Comedy? The Buddha said that the Ego is Suffering! What can be so funny about that? The unexamined Ego keeps us in the state of suffering and believing that we know who we are. But look again! Through theatre, movement, dance, meditation, relaxation, Qi Gong, to name a few things ... we can get relief from the relentless chatter of our relative mind/ego and its absurdity - since it has no existence of its own - realizing that it is just a pestering clown - amusing rather than tragic.
Looking For a Dermatologist - Has anyone been to a good dermatologist? Does there happen to be one in Todos Santos? If not, La Paz or Cabo will do. Need to find one ASAP. Please email me. Thanks for your help :-) - Shawn O'Neill, bajapeacewear [- a t -] hotmail.com, Pescadero
Guitar Teacher Wanted! - I am looking for a guitar teacher in Pescadero area for my eight year old daughter in our home.We will arrive in early November . - Shannon Dayley, Info [- a t -] bearcovecottages.ca, 1-877-949-7939
Please Help Keep Unwanted Dogs and Cats Off Our Streets - The annual Spay/Neuter Clinic will take place Nov. 17, 18, and 19 at La Canada del Diablo. Four vets from the U.S. along with several vet techs will join our local vets in an effort to reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats in our neighborhoods. This service is provided at greatly reduced or free of charge to those in the local Mexican community who could not afford otherwise to have their animals neutered.
AT&T Viva Mexico Plan Info - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - This is a link to the ATT site for their Viva Mexico plan: www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/viva-mexico.jsp. The good news is that with Viva Mexico you can call for free to and from Mexico with your ATT cell phone. The caveat is that somewhere at ATT there's some small print that states that "Calls made from or received in Mexico cannot exceed your monthly usage allowance (the lesser of 750 minutes or 40% of your anytime minutes/mo) in any two consecutive months."
Today's Exchange Rate - Mexican Pesos to 1 USD - Courtesy X-rates.com
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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 -
Friday, Oct. 7 Thru Wednesday October 12
New Community Events and Workshops Notification Page - You can submit event notices for The Community Calendar 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
Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment
Worth A Detour To Rancho Pescadero - To try the food prepared by the new Chef, Richardo. He is using fresh and innovative approaches to prepare traditional dishes that is just delicious. - Name Withheld By Request
Pericu Azul Cafe Y Mas Now Open! - Todos Santos' newest cafe is serving up amazing home cooked Mexican food, fresh juices and aguas in a beautiful historic building. Lots of interesting items for sale as well. Come see us on the corner of Topete and Centenario- look for the bright tables and large umbrellas. We open at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Except for Wednesdays - Coco needs to rest and refresh! - , miguel_ochoac [- a t -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
El Zaguan Is Open Again - I hope everybody had a great summer. El Zaguan has re-opened for the season and we hope to see you there! - Erik Castellanos, esturemark [- a t -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
Tim Lang Live - Come down and see Tim Lang this Saturday at Marina's in Pescadero from 5-8! Dinner specials and happy hour from 5-8 as well. Hope to see you there! Thanks to all that came last week and made for such a fun show. - , tim [- a t -] timlang.net, Pescadero
Roadhouse Offers Beer and Burgers - The Latitude 22 Roadhouse in Cabo San Lucas now offers ice cold beer in the bar $15 pesos (no exceptions!). We also offer nachos for $50 pesos, an all-new George Snyder, Big Mike Football Burger with chips for $55, a bowl of chili for $50 pesos, a chili football burger for $75 pesos and a meatloaf sandwich for $55 pesos. You can also order grilled fish football swiss melt w/chips for $65 pesos and cheap booze for $25 pesos. Mention this ad, buy the owner a drink! For more information, call 624-143-1516
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Solar Water Heating Systems - Solar Water Heating Systems for home or pool locally designed and built for the latitudes of Baja Sur. Eliminate water heating costs. Solar is non-polluting and renewable; tap into the free power of the sun. - Skip Ackerman, skip [- a t -] solsticesolarofbaja.com, www.solsticesolarofbaja.com, 624-142-8002, Baja California Sur
Dog Carrier Needed For a Month - Looking for a large ‘Dog Carrier’ (Airline approved and approx. size: 34”x23”x25” high) to borrow for about one month. Needed to fly our dog Dec. 13 to Canada and back in TS by Jan. 15. plse. E-mail mabuijs [- a t -] yahoo.ca - Marianne Buijs, mabuijs [- a t -] yahoo.ca, Todos Santos
Acupuncture Clinic To Re-open Early November - I look forward to facilitating your search for natural solutions to your health issues. Watch the BWO for more details. - Jane Sipe, L. Ac., jasi57 [- a t -] juno.com, 612 151 7026 - after 11/1/11
Fall Furniture Sale! - La Cañada del Diablo is having their Fall Furniture Sale! Barstools starting at $45 USD, dining chairs starting at $75 USD, club chairs starting at $100 USD, ottomans starting at $50 USD. Limited quantities. Call or email for further information or individual pricing and photos. - Linda Hamilton, linda [- a t -] lindahamiltondesigns.com, www.lindahamiltondesigns.com, 612-105-2857 -OR- 612-140-0069, Todos Santos
Potter's Wheel For Sale - Skutt Potter's wheel for sale $250 USD. Excellent condition, includes tools and pottery instruction book. - Rebecca Mccallie, casasuenos2000 [- a t -] yahoo.com, 624-143-2728
19' Travel Trailer For Sale - 19' Travel Trailer in very good condition. Photos and info on website link below. - Robert Quirk, www.todossantosrentals.net/TravelTrailer.html, 624-147-0326
Looking For a Car - I am looking for a car that I can use while I am in Todos Santos and Pescadero for a month or two. Wondering if anyone has an old beater that I could use part time in exchange for work trade or rent at a good price. I am available for everything from personal assistant work, cooking and cleaning to Professional Massage and Energy Therapy. I have my own car insurance and I am very responsible with a clean driving record. Please contact me at enaraheals [- a t -] yahoo.com. Thanks! - Carol Lynn, enaraheals [- a t -] yahoo.com, NPEojai.com, 805-320-5925, Todos Santos
Airport Transportation- 10% Discount On Round Trips - Book your round trip from Cabo to Todos Santos with Safe Ride before Nov 1st and get a 10% discount on your fare. Please email for a quote and mention this add. saferideinbajasur [- a t -] gmail.com - Safe Ride, saferideinbajasur [- a t -] gmail.com, Pescadero
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
House Sitting Sought - We are a Canadian couple looking to house sit in any area in Baja, from December to April. Very flexible, honest, clean, responsables. Hard workers. References. Speak English and Spanish - George Lorenzo, olivermoney [- a t -] hotmail.com, 250-498-3495, Canada
Long-Term Housesitting - Reliable barista at Baja Beans looking for a long-term housesitting position in Todos Santos or Pescadero - Hesed Najera, hesedn [- a t -] gmail.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
Co-pilot or Convoy Oct. 5-7 San Diego-Los Cabos - Looking for a second car driving the Baja Wednesday (today) to Friday. Alternatively, can offer a ride to a reliable person who doesn't have much luggage. My car is quite full already, but the front seat is currently open! Currently in San Diego area. - Jane Lillico, janelillico [- a t -] gmail.com
Need Ride to the Airport Tomorrow - Looking for a ride to SJD in Cabo from Todos Santos tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 6. I need to be there by about 11:30 a.m. at the latest- willing to go earlier. Happy to pay for gas and lattes! - Christine Sperber, c.sperber [- a t -] yahoo.com, 612-157-9431, Todos Santos
Want To Transport Small Kiln To Todos Santos >From Northern California - Todos Santos wants a ceramic kiln brought from Northern California. I will pay for the space and have support lined up for the unloading of kiln sections. My dream is to have it there for the Heaven on Earth 2012 workshop, Jan. 2, 2012. Please send me an email or call Donna Billick 530-219-5918 - Donna Billick, rockartus [- a t -] aol.com, 530-219-5918, Todos Santos
Passenger Wanted mid-October - Leaving San Diego, CA, Oct. 15 or 16 for La Paz/Todos Santos, BCS. Write for details. - Sylvia St.Clair, sasinbaja [- a t -] yahoo.com, Baja California Sur
From Mulege to La Jolla mid-October - Leaving Mulege for La Jolla, CA, on Saturday or Sunday, Oct. 15 or 16. Can carry boxes, etc., plus two people. Returning to Mulege later that next week. Bus to Mulege and I'll pick you up. Gas money is required. For more information, email phonebillmulege [- a t -] gmail.com. Thanks. - Bill Enos, phonebillmulege [- a t -] gmail.com, 521-615-101-4773, Mulege
Seeking Passenger, Co-pilot, Or Caravan - from Northern California around 10/25. (no space to bring anything except one person and luggage) - Jane Sipe, jasi57 [- a t -] juno.com, 707 321 6823 USA
Baja Caravan South After Nov 1 - Looking to caravan with some folks thru tecate to ensenada after the first of november...can meet in park on the california side the night before...please contact me at gypszcaravan [- a t -] gmail.com - Tall Man, gypszcaravan [- a t -] gmail.com, 541-840-0392, United States
Ride Share Early November - Looking for a good companion "co-pilot" from SF Bay Area to Todos Santos in early November. Share driving and gas. Leaving from San Rafael, California. Please email if interested. - Laurie, lauriecpb [- a t -] gmail.com, Baja California Sur
Looking For a Ride Share 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
Caravan Wanted in December - Want to caravan to Todos Santos area in early December, could meet with you anywhere from Santa Rosa, CA, to San Diego. Please email Debra at goodthym [- a t -] mcn.org - Debra Dawson, goodthym [- a t -] mcn.org
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Pet Corner (Lost and Found pet articles will run for two weeks)
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Chaco Needs Home - Chaco, 8 months old, seeks home. Chaco is an affectionate, healthy and playful dog who seeks his long-term owner. He arrived at my door in bad shape a few months back, and now he's ready to go. He has his shots, and is about to be neutered. Please drop a line or call to meet him. Thanks, - Serena S, brentserena [- a t -] gmail.com, www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2460630043929.142988.1497523713&l=e9c563d882&type=1, 612-132-8913, Todos Santos
Good Info On What To Do If You Lose Your Dog In Baja (or Anywhere) - This excellent article courtesy of Baja Insider: www.bajainsider.com/baja-life/pet-care/findinglostdogs.htm -
Missing Friend - Our friend went missing Thursday night (Sept. 8) 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.
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Quote of the Day: " Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. " ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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