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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Saturday, November 26, 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

What A Great Community - Todos Santos really showed her best last week. The number of volunteers who helped with the spay and neuter clinic was phenomenal – from preparing sandwiches and supplying cokes, paper towels etc, to the hands-on people who helped guide the dogs and cats through arrival to recovery. Four vets and four vet techs came from Colorado and four local vets operated on 196 cats and dogs over the three day period.

Every one of them went home with a bag of food and a new collar for the dogs thanks to the generosity of Susan McPherson and Angelique Schornstein. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Angelique and Susan for making this happen once again. Angelique spends a tremendous amount of time and energy getting permission from the local authorities. Susan provides airline tickets and accommodations for the vets and vet techs. And thank you also to Casa Tota for providing rooms for some of the visitors and of course Barbara Perkins for providing the space for the clinic. Muchisimas gracias. - The Baja Western Onion

Computer Transport Still Needed - First: Many, many thanks and "Thanksgivings" for all the wonderful folks who have donated their computers and have assisted in getting others down here! Without you -these school kids would have nothing!

Second: We still have a few computers remaining in San Diego that need a lift down to Los Barriles. If you are heading through San Diego, and want to do something wonderful this holiday season for the children, why not pick up a couple items and bring them with you? For a couple minutes off the freeway and tiny detour on and off, -you can bring a forever smile to these school children!

Lastly, we still need your old computers/laptops/monitors/keyboards/mice/printers/copiers, etc. Don' throw out those old laptops and computers that are gathering dust. Bring them down with you and donate them to make a difference. Muchas Gracias, Otra Vez! Call or email Janel and David at janelinmex [- at -] yahoo.com or 310-592-0139 (US cell) or 624-175-9102 (MX cell) - Janel Faraci, janelinmex [- at -] yahoo.com, 310-592-0139, Los Barriles

Todos Santos Students Need You! - The Tianguis is here! Today, Saturday, Nov 26, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, the biggest Tianguis (Rummage Sale) of the year held by the Palapa Society of Todos Santos at Salon Ejidal, Calle Militar, across from Lizarraga Produce. This Fifth Annual Tianguis contributes all proceeds to help fund BECAS (scholarships) for Todos Santos' high school and college students. Last year over 60 worthy students received scholarships to help further their education!

Please plan to attend today's major event. You'll feel good about donating, and also may find just what you are looking for at great prices! - info [- at -] palapasociety.org, www.palapasociety.org - Todos Santos

Eckhart Tolle Book Discussion Group - A dicussion group for the book, "The Power of Now," written by Eckhart Tolle, will begin Thursday, Dec. 1, at Baja Bean in Pescadero. Starts at 11 a.m. - bajabeck [- at -] gmail.com, Pescadero

Two Questions - 1) Is anyone going to the States soon who can mail a letter for me, and, 2) Does anyone know where I can buy really good dirt and fertilizer for my vegetable garden? - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-102-7983, Todos Santos

Annual Rummage Sale/Tianguis - The annual rummage sale for the cats at Kitty Heaven will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the 9th annual World Class Garage Sale at La Canada del Diablo. If you would like to donate household goods, working electronics or any other items to our sale (and our cause) please contact Angelique.

Kitty Heaven is the only cat refuge in Todos Santos and is funded solely through donation. No proceeds from the Fur Ball are ever allocated to Kitty Heaven. (All Fur Ball proceeds are directed solely to spay and neuter of animals belonging to our Mexican hosts that otherwise would not receive this surgery.) - Angelique, bajakitties [- at -] yahoo.com

Looking For Local Writers Or Bloggers - Are you a writer or do you have something to say about life here in Baja or Mexico? I publish a free daily blog that has several thousand visitors a day now and we want to give you an outlet to express yourself or tell us your story about how or why you choose to live here in Mexico.

We all love living here and so many folks up north are wanting to get a better feel for life south of the border. We have created a new section dedicated just for expat writers or authors. You will get to see your name in lights or you can post anonymously if you prefer.
But seriously you'd be surprised how many people are truly wanting to read it in your own words. It can be a vacation you took camping in the desert or swimming with the whales or exploring the many cultural experiences we have here to discover in Mexico.

We have already received many articles and we are in the process of up loading them now, if you have pictures send them to. Please send us a short bio if you can so we can give you proper credit. It's free and sadly we can't pay you but most of us have a few stories to tell and we want to spread to real news about life here in Mexico. - Larry Crowson, larry [- at -] gringosinparadise.com.mx, www.gringosinparadise.com.mx, United States

Bicycle Wanted - I will be in Todos Santos Dec. 13-Jan. 17 and would like to rent or buy a bicycle to use for that time. email me at jlightwater [- at -] shaw.ca if you have one. Thanks, Judy - Judy Lightwater, jlightwater [- at -] shaw.ca, 250-598-6034, Todos Santos

Pug Dog Needs a Ride - I have a female 2-yr-old healthy pug in Kelowna, B.C., with all her up-to-date vet papers who needs a ride to Cabo San Lucas or close by. We eventualy would like to breed her for the first time. If you have any info, please reply. - Jay Douglas, pirates6569 [- at -] yahoo.ca, 624-168-9074, Cabo San Lucas

Pescadero Community Web Site Announced. - A new Web site, PescaderoLife.com, was developed to support both established and emerging businesses in El Pescadero, as well as to report and reflect on community issues, events and activities in the Pescadero region, between Elias Calles to the south, and all areas north to San Pedrito. It includes a free Business Directory for locally owned businesses and details about area events. Additionally, PescaderoLife.com serves as the official Web site for "Amigos de El Pescadero, a newly formed non-profit organization to benefit the community through civic projects and fund-raising activities. Please visit online: www.PescaderoLife.com. - www.PescaderoLife.com

Today's Exchange Rate - Mexican Pesos to 1 USD - Courtesy X-rates.com

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Featured Events This Week

Anyone planning an event should check the Online Community Calendar before choosing a date to see if something else is already planned and avoid conflicts. Check the Online Community Calendar here: www.bajawesternonion.com/community-calendar.asp - The Baja Western Onion

Saturday, November 26
Garbage Clean Up Day, Todos Santos - Please come at 9 a.m. at the entrance of Todos Santos (Cabo side) in front a la Hielera. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. All volunteers are more that welcome. - Emanuela, emagard [- at -] mac.com, 612-161-2907, Todos Santos

The Palapa Society 5th Annual Tianguis - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Salon Ejidal, Calle Militar, across from Lizarraga Produce, Todos Santos 5th Annual Tianguis (yard sale) to benefit the Beca (education scholarship) Program. - Donna Viglione info [- at -] palapasociety.org, The Palapa Society Of Todos Santos, A.C., 1450-299, www.palapasociety.org

Baja Haha Golf Tournament, Los Barriles - Presented By The East Cape Guild. - Joan Pratt, joanprattm [- at -] gmail.com

Let's Talk Immigration - Todos Santos - 10 a.m. to about noon, Francisco Gonzalez Nolasco from Southern Baja Legal Services in La Paz will host an informative talk on Immigration at a house in front of Cable Magico on the corner of Ocampo St. and Rangel. Participants can apply for or renew a visa after the talk. - Francisco Gonzalez Nolasco, info [- at -] southernbajalegalservices.com, www.southernbajalegalservices.com/, 612-158-5776

The Scientists By R. J. Archer Ebook Release Party, La Paz - 3 - 6 p.m., Allende Books, Independencia #518, between Serdán and Guillermo Prieto, La Paz, BCS Mexico. The Kindle eBook will be made available to all who have a Kindle reader or have downloaded free software from the Amazon.com website. Please bring a copy of your eBook receipt. The author will sign eBook covers and a limited number of print releases of Tractrix, Tsubute And Triangle from his first series. Contact: Marty Olver Archer allendebooks [- at -] gmail.com, 612-124-2998 local, www.ParallelOps.com/events

Gala Gallery Reopening Reception, Todos Santos - 3-6 p.m., Mangos Galeria, Calle Centenario. Come and join us in greeting our retuning artists and meeting our new ones as well as viewing all of their latest works! - Contact: Mary Beth Howard bajamarybeth [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-118-4651; 612-145-0315

Mini Art Walk On Centenario, Todos Santos - 4-7 pm, Calle Centenario. Mangos Galleria, Cafe Todos Santos, La Victoria, Benito Ortega and Zatar Gallery host the new season with refreshments, live music and great art. On Calle Centenario from 4 - 7 p.m. Contact: Tori Sepulveda oscarnotori [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-136-6738

Caffe Todos Santos Art Exposition And Reception - 4-7 p.m., Caffe Todos Santos, Todos Santos. Caffe Todos Santos will present the art of Arturo Mendoza during the month of December with a reception. Contact: Tori Sepulveda oscarnotori [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-136-6738

4th Annual Shark Festival, Todos Santos - 5 p.m., Plaza Francisco Madero, Todos Santos. Booths, activities for children, artwork and sculpture of sharks and rays, Shark Queen crowning, live music and dance. - Edgar Amador Amador, edgar [- at -] adoptashark.com, www.iemanya.org.mx, 612-123-5425

Riddim Forz At La Esquina - Enjoy the music at 7 p.m. at La Esquina. 50 peso cover. A variety of drinks offered from our new bar "El Jardín" and Super Burros fresh off the grill. - La Esquina, hola [- at -] laesquinats.com, www.laesquinats.com, 612-145-0851, Todos Santos

Live Music at Hotel California, Todos Santos - Rock and Roll Dance Music by Flashback, 8-11 p.m. - Bonnie O'neill, bajapeacewear [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-134-0141
Monday, November 28
Baja Shakespeare Auditions, Los Barriles - 2-4 p.m., Hotel Las Palmas de Cortez, Los Barriles. Cinderella is the 2012 Play. Rehearsals start March 10, running thru performances which end March 25. Contact: Kim Scholefield tyfield1 [- at -] hotmail.com
Thursday, December 1
Sunset Cine Club Presents Muxes: Intrepid Seekers Of Danger (2005) - An acclaimed documentary on gender roles and traditions in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Dir. Alejandra Islas, with Juchiteños from Oaxaca. 7PM, Location to be Determined, Todos Santos. Come enjoy a movie after the sunset. Minimum charge of $30 pesos. - Sunset Cine Club is a group of Film lovers who advocate for more pleasant Thursday Evenings in Todos Santos. For more information, Contact: Carlos Navarro aortico_cang [ -at- ] hotmail.com, 6121451067, www.facebook.com/pages/Sunset-Cine-Club/174680779285589

Eckhart Tolle Book Discussion Group - A dicussion group for the book, "The Power of Now," written by Eckhart Tolle, will begin at 11 a.m. at Baja Bean in Pescadero. - bajabeck [- at -] gmail.com, Pescadero
Friday, December 2
A Taste Of San Sebastian At Il Giardino - Chef Jose, former chef of two starred restaurants in the Basque area of Spain, will present his five-course Tasting Menu with matching wines by the glass or bottle. Reservations, 612-145-0199 - Carmen Diner, uribejosetxo [- at -] gmail.com, 612-145 -0199, Todos Santos
'Thrive, What On Earth Will It Take?'-' A documentary that combines breakthrough science and consciousness. Teatro Luna Azul, 6:30 p.m. Info: http://TSBMP.blogspot.com, Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com
Saturday, December 3
Home And Garden Tour - 10-3, Seredipity, Todos Santos. This home and garden tour features 9 beautiful locations north of Todos Santos. Refer to the Gringo Gazette article for directions, or follow signs and balloons. Contact: Michele Campbell info [- at- ] escuelapacifica.org, 612-157-6080

Taste Of The Baja/Con Sabor De La Baja Chef Competition - Time TBD, The Park in front of the Government Buildings (Isabela Católica), La Paz. Benefit for Mujeres Ayudando a Mujeres, The Shelter for Women and Children. $200 pesos per ticket. 60 Chefs and culinary students from the Universidad Intercontinental Noroueste will compete for top honors. Winners will prepare a meal for up to 600 attendees. The University students will offer a Mujeres Ayudando a Mujeres Cook Book on DVD the night of the event for $250 pesos per copy. Contact: Luiza Lanoy luizalanoy [- at- ] yahoo.com, 612-348-3852 (best to e-mail me), www.tasteofthebaja.com

Community Events and Workshops Notification Page - 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/submit-event.asp

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Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment

Tai Chi And Qi Gong Classes - New Schedule - Beginning Tai Chi, every Monday, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Nov. 28-Feb. 12. Sign up for entire series of 12 classes or take as much of the first part as your schedule permits. Last chance to join this class series is Dec 12.

5 Elements Healing Qi Gong, every Wed, 4:30-5:45pm, starting November 23rd. A unique practice of Qi Gong which unblocks the energy of the 5 elements within you and restores their natural balance promoting health, healing and well being. Ongoing class. Take your first class for free.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes are being held at The Healing Arts Center (Expansion of Jane Sipe's Acupuncture Treatment Center) - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [- at -] gmail.com, www.taichifoundation.org, 612-157-6088 cell, Todos Santos

Thrive - What On Earth Will It Take? - An Unconventional Documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world. Inspiring! Check out the Trailer on You Tube. Friday, Dec.2; Teatro Luna Azul in Las Tunas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 7 p.m. Popcorn, light snacks and drinks available. By donation. Info at http://TSBMP.blogspot.com - Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com

Hotel California
Bistro Santo Vino & Wine Bar now open!
Hours are 5 to 10:30 p.m. Daily (Closed on Sunday). Reservations Recommended

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- Debbie Stewart, info [- at -] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612.145.0525, Todos Santos

What's For Dinner? - I can cook for you and deliver dinner to your door, or I can cook at your house and serve. The best traditional mexican dishes or ask about your favorite. Intimate dinner for two? Need dinner for a large fiesta? Call for menu and pricing. Laura - Laura Marquez, laurimar23 [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-161-6740, La Paz

Sunday Brunch At Baja Beans - The Baja Beans breakfast club is growing! Come and join us for Sunday brunch and live music with Ben and The Men. Breakfast served 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until it is all gone and the beat goes on. Also, we welcome interested vendors to come and sign up for our Sunday market that will begin Dec. 4, 2011. We ask you to come and introduce yourself and your products to share with the local community on the upcoming sundays. - Sandra Wohlers, info [- at -] bajabeans.com, www.bajabeans.com, 612-143-7138, Pescadero

Big Red Wednesdays at La Bodega! - Come on down to La Bodega every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. for Premium, structured Baja Vino by the glass and famous Doña Guillermina's Tamales, Tostadas, Sopes y mas for 12 pesos each and vegetarian options are included. Local Grub and Local Wine! Calle Hidalgo, downtown Todos Santos. - La Bodega, labodegadetodossantos [- at -] gmail.com, 612-152-0181, Todos Santos

Todos Santos Fishing Charters - Why deal with a middleman? Come direct to the owner/operator
  • Fully Registered Sportsfishing Company

    • Bilingual Crew

      • Top Quality Tackle and Gear
Whether game fishing or whale watching, contact us for your ocean adventures. Visit our website for full details: www.fishingtodossantos.com or www.todossantosfishingcharters.com.

Package deals available when booking fishing and our casita for your complete holiday - www.bajasurtodossantos.com, or call 612-119-7880 or 624-114-1351
Señor Porky's Baja BBQ and Smoke House! The Best Ribs Anywhere!

New Restaurant in La Paz - Featuring Kansas City slow-smoked meats not found anywhere in Mexico. Now open 7 days a week from 7:30 AM with full breakfast menu and Cappuccino, to 10 p.m., and weekends until midnight. Watch the sunset from our spectacular ocean view! Located on the Malecon in La Paz at Alvaro Obregon #670, on the corner of Allende and Rosales (next to the Arco Hotel).

To ensure the best quality for Porky's Smokehouse Meats, we start with the best meats available. Then we dry-rub the meats with a combination of 20 spices, then slow-smoke for up to 18 hours at low temperature to obtain maximum flavor and tenderness while sealing in the natural juices and smoke flavor that is unmatched anywhere! We know you'll agree that Señor Porky's Baja BBQ and Smoke House are the best you have ever tasted. Menu highlights include:
• Slow Smoked Ribs • Pulled Pork • Beef Brisket • BBQ Chicken • Smoked Bratwurst •
Plus fantastic side orders include Pasta Salad, BBQ beans, Coleslaw, Sweet Potato fries, New Mexico Green Chile with Pork, Caesar Salad and Homemade Deserts. Dine in, or carry out from our "Pig Out" Meats to Go Menu. Download our entire Menu here: files.me.com/richards771/1wclv6

For more information, call 612-129-3667. - Richard Stubbs, richards77 [- at -] pcisys.net, La Paz

Hogar De Los Niños Benefit Concert For the Kids of Hogar Del Niño - Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m., La Esquina in Todos Santos invites you to the first annual Concert for the Kids, a festival of music benefitting el Hogar del Niño. Enjoy the musical stylings of fine local artists, Hosted by Guitar Dave, featuring:
  • Forest & Friends
  • Jay Nash
  • Tim Lang
  • AK-47
Get ready to get down with Ben & the Men at 10:30 p.m. Ice cold beer, fine wine and delicious Margaritas are 2 for 1 during Happy Hour, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.!

Limited tickets are available at La Esquina or San Pedrito Surf Hotel for 80 pesos, get 'em while they last. Don't forget to bring pesos for a silent auction, and your donations of shoes and clothing! - Andres Keller, ak47pgh [- at -] yahoo.com - Andres Keller, 612-133-9602, Todos Santos

Tequila Sunset Cruise On Cabo Legend - All Onion readers get "2 x 1" tickets until December 30 from Wild Cabo and Cabo Legend. Cruise leaves Cabos main dock at 5 p.m. daily so get there 30 minutes earlier for check in.

Transporter us take you back in time to when bootleggers and pirates ruled the Baja waters. Our 100 ft. classic sailing ship includes open bar, tequila sampling, fajita dinner, show, music and games inboard. Good for all ages and a unique sunset cruise. Don't miss it. 624-105-0177 for reservations. Mention the Onion for your 2 tickets for only $59 bucks - Justin Benham, Reserve [- at -] wildcabotours.com, Www.facebook/cabolegend , 624-105-0177, Cabo San Lucas

Reiki Energy Healing - Level 1 and 2 Certification With Relaxing Yoga Retreat - Learn to heal with the hands while enjoying daily yoga, meditation and breath exercises. All levels welcome and accommodated. Dec. 18-20, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Yandara Yoga Institute, located between Pescadero and Elias Calles.

$290 Commuter. $640 Residential. Meals included. Reiki is an energy healing technique, easily learned by anyone, to promote relaxation and stress-reduction.

Reiki is a stress-reduction and relaxation technique that promotes healing and balancing of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. With its origins in Tibetan Buddhism, Reiki is a popular form of holistic health today that works to dissolve the roots of discomfort, returning us to our true nature of peace, compassion and joy. - Allison Eaton, info [- at -] allisoneaton.com, www.allisoneaton.com, 612-152-3896.

Riddim Forz Tonight At La Esquina - Come out tonight, Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. to enjoy some music at La Esquina. Riddim Forz describes themselves as follows: "It's Reggae! It's Blues! It's Blues Reggae, Funky Reggae Rock, Soul Reggae, Gospel Reggae, Country Reggae, Jazz Reggae! It's Irie!" What's not to love about that! 50 peso cover. We'll be serving a variety of drinks from our new bar "El Jardín" and Super Burros fresh off the grill. See you tonight. - La Esquina, hola [- at -] laesquinats.com, www.laesquinats.com, 612-145-0851, Todos Santos

Sunday Brunch at La Casita Tapas & Wine Bar - La Casita Tapas & Wine Bar will begin serving Sunday Brunch starting Dec. 4, 2011. Make plans to join us on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Yummy Sunday. Reservations only, please call 612-145-0192. Degollado y Colegio Militar, Todos Santos, BCS. Mexico - Sergio Rivera, sergemaz [- at -] yahoo.com, www.lacasitatapasandwinebar.com, 612-145-0192, Todos Santos

Marina's Restaurant In Pescadero - Dinner and drink specials on Saturday nights from 6 to 9. Live music with Tim Lang. Come down and have a great evening with us! - Rachel, babyflechtner [- at -] yahoo.com, Pescadero

Street Photo Workshop In Todos - Improve "how to see" photographically, going from snap shots to fine art. Judith Farber returns to TS with her workshop aimed at strengthening framing/composition skills in your camera’s viewfinder. Open to all photo enthusiasts and all cameras
  • Level 1 - learn basic photo composition skills, walking the streets of TS
  • Level 2 - continue using the composition elements, also for those who've taken a prior class (possible locations La Paz/El Triunfo)
The workshop will held on 2 weekends: Dec. 3rd (level 1), 4th (level 2), 10th (level 1), 11th (level 2). Private critiquing sessions available. For more info and registration: http://SundaysInNY.com/todos - jf [- at -] SundaysInNY.com

A Taste Of San Sebastian At Il Giardino - Friday, Dec. 2, Chef Jose, former chef of two starred restaurants in the Basque area of Spain, will present his five course Tasting Menu. He will serve two starting dishes through dessert using our local fresh fish in ways that are a deliciously surprising. Chef Jose will offer matching wines by either the glass or the bottle. Reservations please, 612-145-0199 - Carmen Diner, uribejosetxo [- at -] gmail.com, 612-145 -0199, Todos Santos

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Misc. Sales and Services Available

Clinic Veterianaria Martvet - David G. Martinez, veterinarian for many years in Todos Santos, has opened his own clinic in town. It is located at #58 Calle Degollado between Cuauhtemoc and Raul A. Carrillo (the next block up from Barajas Tacos). He will be open 7 days a week (Mon.-Fri., 9-6, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 10-2). Telephone at the clinic is 145-0002. - David Martinez, 145-0002, Todos Santos

News From La Canada Del Diablo - An AMAZING Spay and Neuter Clinic ... 196 dogs and cats in 3 days. Thank you to everyone who made this very successful event possible.

Get Ready .... The 9th Annual World Class Garage Sale is just around the corner. Saturday, Dec. 10, at 9 a.m. If you want to reserve a space to sell your treasures, call or e-mail soon.

We are still collecting clothing, blankets, shoes etc for the farm workers. A chance share your extra things with families that have so little.

Take advantage of our Pre-Holiday Spring Air Pillow Top Mattress Sale. We can beat Costco's prices. Come by or write for more info.

Happy Thanksgiving! - Pedro, Barbara, and the kids. - Barbara Perkins, bperkins0403 [- at -] gmail.com, www.lacanadadeldiablo.com, 612-140-0069

The Healing Arts Center Of Todos Santos - is up and running! We have acupuncture (of course), massage, reiki, psychotherapy, sound healing, breath work, biomagnetism & feldenkrais. There are also classes in Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, and Kinan (an ancient Mayan-Toltec movement form similar to yoga or tai chi). There are also two special events planned: Kate Waters' Body Bliss: A Hands-on Workshop for Women of All Ages (Dec. 4 - 5), and Lynn Wedekind's New Moon Circles.

This is simply an amazing group of healers who have come together to assist you in the process of becoming ever more healthful in body, mind and spirit. I am thrilled and honored to introduce them to the Todos Santos/Pescadero community. For a complete list of all practitioners and teachers (their bios plus their modalities or class descriptions and - most importantly - contact information) please open the newsletter link on left hand column of my website (link below). Also read the article in the latest Baja Tips. http://buildinginbaja.com/spotlight-on/209-healing-arts-center-of-todos-santos.html - Jane Sipe, L. Ac., jasi57 [- at -] juno.com, www.nccaomdiplomates.com/janesipe, 612-151-7026

Casa Decor, La Paz, Indoor and Outdoor Furniture - Large 12,000 SQ. FT. Warehouse in La Paz at 560 Marquez de Leon, between Altamirano and Ramirez, Tel: 612-129-3364.

Take a Virtual Tour of our selection online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJK_MCrzZ3E:
• 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

>>> Special! Bring In This Ad For A 10% Discount! <<<

The Best In-stock selection in the Baja of affordable Indoor and Outdoor Furniture at Casa Decor. Three Locations: Casa Decor La Paz, Casa Decor Cabo San Lucas on the Four lane at KM 3.5 next to Artisanos and Natural Marble and Stone, Tel: 888 557 6533 or 624-178-8146, and NOW in Loreto! - Mary Aguirre, Chief Designer, richards77 [- at -] pcisys.net, USA Tel 303 777 5157, http://www.antiquerowmarket.com, Baja California Sur

Good Works Organizations Heads-up! - Concierge: Todos Santos & Pescadero is coming to town – January 2012!

This new annual publication, premised on serving the local community, wants to be of help! Local not-for-profit good works organizations in the greater Todos Santos and Pescadero community, we invite you to get the word out, for free, in this premier regional guidebook. Email the following, as specified, by the deadline of November 30, 2011, and you’ll be listed, happily.
1. Organization Name, website, any and all contact information
2. Mission Statement/Purpose/Programs – 55 word maximum
3. Logo in JPEG, PSD or PNG format, 150 dpi resolution minimum
4. Send an email with "Concierge Non-Profit" in the subject line to Brenda Casillas at brendacasillas [- at -] hotmail.com. Include #1 and #2, as well as the contact person’s info, in the body of an email, with the logo (#3) as an attachment.
Firm Deadline – November 30, 2011!

- Brenda Casillas, Todos Santos

Pescadero Community Web Site Announced. - A new Web site, PescaderoLife.com, was developed to support both established and emerging businesses in El Pescadero, as well as to report and reflect on community issues, events and activities in the Pescadero region, between Elias Calles to the south, and all areas north to San Pedrito. It includes a free Business Directory for locally owned businesses and details about area events. Additionally, PescaderoLife.com serves as the official Web site for "Amigos de El Pescadero," a newly formed non-profit organization to benefit the community through civic projects and fund-raising activities. Please visit online: www.PescaderoLife.com. - www.PescaderoLife.com

Chefs and Cooks: Heads Up! - Among many other things I will have restaurant size items for the kitchen. Also a variety of stuff I know you need. Haven't you been looking for a Mongolian Hot Pot? My table will be in the storage unit area. I will see you at Canada del Diablo Dec. 10. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-100-5872

Wanted: Car Rental 1-month - 1-month car rental wanted (Dec. 7-Jan. 7) for mostly-or all-local TS driving. Two CA responsible authors (seniors). - Joel Kramer, joeldiana [- at -] joeldiana.com, 612-178-0092 (TS landline), Todos Santos

Yoga For Seniors - If you are interested in finding a level of inner calm and improving your breathing, flexibility and strength, these gentle yoga classes may be right for you. You can participate in the class seated in a chair. For more information, please write. - Mayra Torres, mayra_pithaya [- at -] yahoo.com.mx, Pescadero

Pacific Window Washing - Professional Home Window Washing. Now servicing:
• San Jose del Cabo • Cabo San Lucas • Rancho Migrino • Elias Calles • Pescadero • Todos Santos
• and Anywhere In Between...

Free estimates. - Mark 612 143 3316, pacificwindowwashing [- at -] gmail.com

Rare Antiques For Sale - The Galeria de Santa Fe in Todos Santos will have these unique pieces Dec. 14 to Jan. 29, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appt.:
  • 'Maderian Chairs' early XIX century - Teak with Marble Inlay
  • Rosewood Altar Table
  • Standing matched Candle Sticks XIX century Silver Plate
  • Four drawer Tonsu
  • Ching Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Planter on Walnut Stand
  • Variety of rustic Middle Eastern Copper Pieces
  • ... and other unusual items
Galeria de Santa Fe is on the East side of the Plaza in Todos Santos. Hours to be announced. For information contact Scotty McLemore - Scotty Mclamore, scottybcs [- at -] gmail.com, 612-100-5872, Baja California Sur

Screen Supplies - It's that time of the year to enjoy the cooler weather! We can make it possible for you to enjoy The Great Baja Outdoors Insect-Free. Open Your Windows Without Worry of Mosquitoes, gnats or flies Getting in Your Home. We'll Repair or Replace Your Window Screens or Screen Doors. We'll Use Aluminum or Wood Frame. Please give us a call or email us to get yourself a free estimate. Thanks! - Troy Schuster, bajascreens [- at -] yahoo.com, 407-610-2271, Los Barriles

Music Lessons - Music lessons can be fun. Wanta see? Try first lesson for free, and you judge for yourself if it works. Can teach beginning/moderate: hand drumming (djembes), guitar, mandolin, flute. If you have a keyboard, bring it. My style is easy and smooth - brings you along from where you're at. No reason to wait to ‘have fun," it can happen the very first time. Join the band of musical gypsies and you’ll see why they're smiling ;-}. email: electric shadow [- at -] mail.com, and let's get the rest of your life started. tallman - Tall Man, electricshadow [- at -] mail.com, Pescadero

Propane Refrigerators - Propane refrigerators quality built by the Amish. 12 cu. ft. to 22 cu. ft. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-183-1077

Event Organizers Heads-up! - Concierge: Todos Santos & Pescadero Is Coming To Town – January 2012!

OK, all you event organizers, festival managers and good works organizations – help us so we can help you! This new publication will have an Annual Calendar of Events and we want to include you’re 2012 event information. Provide us with your event(s) so we can publicize all that is happening throughout the year! We request public annual events only, please. Email the following, as specified, by the deadline of November 30, 2011, and you’re event will be listed for free!

Send an email with "Concierge Event" in the subject line to Jennifer Rosen at jenniferleighrosen [- at -] yahoo.com. Include the event(s) name, full date and contact person’s info in the body of the email. And there you have it!

Firm Deadline – November 30, 2011

- Jennifer Rosen, Todos Santos

Pet Containment System - "Pet Safe" Wireless Pet Containment System. Brand new, still in Box. Covers 2,000 square feet. $250.00 - Jimmy Herrick, jimherrick81321 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-134-8367, Todos Santos

Generator For Sale - 13,000 KW tri fuel generator. 20 hp Honda twin cylinder. 132 total hours. - Jimmy Herrick, jimherrick81321 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-134-8367, Todos Santos

Cleaning And Disinfection Of Water Tanks And Cisterns - Do you know what a contaminated water tank can cause to you or your family? The water that comes into your home is safe. This means that it meets all the requirements that you use in your everyday activities. However, water can become contaminated if stored in spaces that are not cleaned frequently. All storage spaces, such as water tanks (tinacos), cisterns and any kind of water tanks should be cleaned at least every six months to ensure the quality of water at home since this water is use to brush your teeth, wash vegetables, meats, cloth, etc.

Health problems associated: Diseases transmitted through contaminated water occur frequently. A variety of etiologic agents have been implicated in them. Gastrointestinal infectious diseases are the main health problem associated with water. Children and seniors are especially vulnerable to this type of conditions that often cause diarrhea acute and sometimes death.
Among all the diseases known to cause diarrhea, cholera bacteria (Vibrio cholerae) stands out for its acute symptoms. In 1991 cholera cases were reported in Peru. Since then, the disease spread to the vast majority of Latin American countries, an example is Mexico were 2.690 cases were detected. Other bacteria that affect the health of its transmission through contaminated water are Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter fetus, Yersinia enterocolitica and Escherichia coli.

Cleaning and disinfecting procedures:
  • 1. Pump out the existing water from our client's tank or cistern to our 1,100 litter tank in order to not waste water.
  • 2. Cleaning and disinfection of tank or cistern.
  • 3. Checking of valves, cracks, filtrations, etc. and reparations if needed.
  • 4. Pumping back the clean water to original tank or cistern.
Do not risk your health and your family. Contact us for cleaning your water reserves, such as water tanks, "tinacos," cisterns or water pilas. - Eduardo Hernandez, roto_clean_multiservicios [- at -] hotmail.com, www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100002917712774, 612-140-1181, Baja California Sur

18' Ocean Boat For Sale - Ready to go! 60 HP 4 stroke outboard motor (with only 93 hours on the engine).
  • Center Fiberglass Console
  • 2 New Batteries
  • New Gas Tank
  • Good Tires On The Trailer
You will not find a better buy.

$8700 USD - Kent Hansen, Kenthansen [- at -] shaw.ca, 612-124-8480, La Paz

Wheelchair Accessable Van - We have a 2001 e/25o wheelchair accessable van for rent/day trips/airport runs. I have pics and more info. Please reply. - Jay Douglas, pirates6569 [- at -] yahoo.ca, 624-168- 9074, Cabo San Lucas

1993 Sierra Cobra Travel Trailer - 24 ft., all new upgrades like solar system, electrical/converter and lots more. Wheelchair accessable, lots of pics. $10,000 OBO. Will rent also. - Jay Douglas, pirates6569 [- at -] yahoo.ca, 624-168- 9074, Cabo San Lucas

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: 612 159 2699, jocama85 [- at -] 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 [- at -] hotmail.com

Toyota Camry - Must Sell! - ´98 Toyota Camry (forest green color). In great condition, very comfortable, and reliable! Has Fronterizo plates, and is up-to-date on all paperwork. Tires are in good condition, and the motor is clean. Only needs a little bit of cosmetic improvement (paint is peeling a tad), but motor and mechanics are in working order. Price lowered to $3,700 USD! Give us a call to schedule when you would like to check it out! - Stephanie Arteaga, s.arteaga1983 [- at -] gmail.com, 612- 117-3296/612-155-5555

Now, Get Internet No Matter Where You Live:

  • Always-On Connection
  • Available Where DSL and Cellular Won't Reach
  • PC, Mac, Wireless Compatible
  • Multiple Computers Can Share the Same Internet Connection Full-Time
  • Vacation Holds Available
  • Professional Installation Available
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Available Service Plans:
Plan - Max. Speed - Down/Up 2 Daily Data Transfer Allowance Monthly Service Fee
Home - 700 Kbps/128 Kbps 200 MB $59.99/mo. NOW $49.99/mo.!
Pro - 1.0 Mbps/200 Kbps 300 MB $69.99/mo.
Pro Plus - 1.5 Mbps/200 Kbps 350 MB $79.99/mo.
Small Office 3 - 1.5 Mbps/300 Kbps 425 MB $99.99/mo.
Baja Satellite is an Authorized HughesNet® Reseller. For more information Contact Us today: alan [- at -] BajaSatellite.com, www.bajasatellite.com, (530) 903-4257 (US), (01) 555 351 0882 (Mexico), Baja California Sur

1 Equipment prices shown are after $199.99 HughesNet mail-in rebate, and do not include Mexican shipping, importation or installation. 2 Absolute maximum speeds as stated by Hughesnet. Actual speeds will be less. 3 Small Office Plan requires 0.98m. dish with 2-watt transmitter.

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

Las Tunas Home For Sale - This colorful, well-designed 1 BR, 1 BA home is perfect as a residence, or a getaway vacation home for a couple or small family. The house features 80 square meters (720 square feet)of interior space with an additional 700 square feet of outdoor patios. It sits on a quarter-acre fenced lot in Las Tunas that features unblockable ocean, mountain and desert vistas. There is new air conditioning system downstairs. Potable water system includes new 5000 liter in-ground freshwater storage tank and new pressure pump. City power and water are connected. Ejido water & drip system for irrigation. Price includes stove, microwave, new refrigerator. New septic system. Outdoor fireplace. Freshly painted inside and out. $189,500 USD. - Mike Brozda, mike.brozda [- at -] yahoo.com, www.experiencebaja.com, 612-147-7550, Todos Santos

Beach House Partner Wanted - Looking for a partner for beach house, south of the beach club in Los Cerritos. 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath. 2 car garage, spa, beautiful architecture. Now under construction. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-183-1077

Limited RV Sites Available - New RV Park within walking distance to to beach. Pool, laundry, full hook ups, gated park with excellent security record. Beautiful location in Pescadero. We have a limited number of full hook up sites available for the season and a limited number of permanent resident sites. No other place like this in the area. Very reasonable rates and great people. Call for more details or check out our website at www.mountainshadowsrv.com. Mexican cell: 52 (612) 139-2713; USA Phone: (619) 780-8048; Canada Phone: (604) 210-0564 - Kenny Sewell, mountainshadowrv [- at -] gmail.com, www.mountainshadowrv.com/, 604-628-9532

Rental Home Or Studio Wanted - Hello, my name is Tish and I am looking for a care taking position or a reasonable rental home or studio in the Todas Santos or San Jose area. I am an artist from Northern California. I am planning on staying Jan.-March. I am clean and responsable and will take very good care of your home. References and photo apone request. Thank you. Happy Holidays! - Tish Tryon, tahoetishta [- at -] live.com, 530-307-8112, Todos Santos

Long Term House Sitting Or Rental - Young family with 11-month-old looking for house. Must have bodega or garage. I have lots of construction experience and can do any repair or remodel that is needed. - Gary Gasper, gasper_gary [- at -] yahoo.com, 424-206-8052

Housesitters Available January (also December If Needed) - Responsible senior couple (authors) wants to housesit (or possibly sublet) in Todos Jan. 2-11 or maybe longer--but can start earlier in December if needed. (We're here now with TS friends.) Our website is www.joeldiana.com. - Joel Kramer, joeldiana [- at -] joeldiana.com, 612-132-0074 cell, Todos Santos

Housesitter Available - Would like to caretake your home in the Todos Santos area. Mature professional with excellent references. I am a photographer/designer and yoga teacher. Check my website: photosumitra.com I am available on a short or long term basis. I am now located out side of Pescadaro near Yandara Yoga center. - Sumitra Peterson, photosumitra [- at -] sbcglobal.net, 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

To remove your ad if you find a ride or caravan, let us know here: www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp

Driving North To San Diego/Colorado - Have car and room for another person to help share gas and driving. Car is great on gas. Trying to leave by the 28th or 29th but flexible. Willing to meet outside of La Ribera. Please email at anicejax [- at -] hotmail.com or call (970)389-2398. My phone will go to voicemail right away but I will be checking messages throughout the day. My name is Amanda B. - anicejax [- at -] hotmail.com, La Ribera

Caravan Wanted Late November To La Ventana - Caravan wanted - flexible on dates after Nov. 21. Driving SUV to La Ventana. Can meet in SD. 208-870-5093 - Renee, mtnsurf35 [- at -] hotmail.com

Rider Wanted From New Mexico - Driving down to Baja mid/late November from Taos, NM, Nogales-Los Mochas-Ferry- La Paz - Rosario Carelli, wearethedrum [- at -] yahoo.com, 828-380-0122

Caravaning to TS Late November - I'm driving to Todos Santos over Thanksgiving weekend, leaving San Diego on Saturday morning. I plan to take three days for the trip. Caravan partners welcome. - Alex, azecha [- at -] gmail.com

Caravan To Los Cabos Late November - I would like to caravan down Baja to Los Cabos area from Tecate on Nov. 26 or 27. Contact Pandora at 702-236-0778 or write pahlstrom2 [- at -] embarqmail.com - pahlstrom2 [- at -] embarqmail.com

Package Needs Ride To TS - Will you be in Todos Santos by December 4th? I have a package from the San Francisco Bay area that must be delivered to Todos Santos by December 4th. Gracias. - rogerholman [- at -] att.net

Caravan Wantedto Todos Santos 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 [- at -] mcn.org - Debra Dawson, goodthym [- at -] mcn.org

Looking For Vehicle To Drive - Looking to drive someone's vehicle down to Baja for the Winter. I will be leaving early December to Todos Santos from Santa Cruz. Thank you. - Angie Young, mpyogi1 [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos

Caravan Phoenix-Nogales-Guaymas-Ferry To Santa Rosalia-Loreto - Am planning to drive above route sometime between Thanksgiving and December 10, within that period my dates are flexible. Would like to caravan all or part if possible. Contact: - Roberta, rhintransit [- at -] yahoo.com

Baja Via Baja Ferries Mid-December - Traveling through Nogales, around Dec. 17. Plan on taking the Baja Ferry to La Paz on or around Dec. 19. Is anyone traveling that route and would want to convoy together? Safety in numbers. I speak fluent Spanish and can help with translating. Let me know, Sylvia, treaturfeet [- at -] yahoo.com or phone 928-282-5969 - treaturfeet [- at -] yahoo.com, Los Barriles

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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 -

Missing Great Dane - Missing dog, answers to the name of Apollo. It is a male Great Dane, short hair, gray with black spots, it has a yellow chain. It got lost arround Las Flores, last seen on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Please contact us if you`ve seen it. - Julio Rodriguez, julio_01diaz [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-154-6284, Baja California Sur

Sweetheart Cat Needs Home - Lovable, affectionate, friendly and well mannered. This "street cat" has been spayed, is young but not too, probably around a year old. She's been given flea treatment, fed well for a few weeks and in good shape now. But we are leaving for the states at the end of November and she needs to find a permanent home. - Colleen Ray, 805-712-1664, 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 - The Baja Western Onion

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