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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Friday, December 09, 2011 - Weekend Edition
Featured Events This Week    
Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment    
Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted    
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted    
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News and Events, Questions and Answers

New Ice Skating Rink In La Paz? - Courtesy La Paz Gringos - They are building an ice skating rink on Colosio, [on the Esplanade of the Municipal Palace in La Paz], across from Chedraui. It opens Dec. 11 and is open for one month from 3 to 11 p.m. No charge for using the rink. It's a gift from La Paz to the people. Ice skating! First time ever in La Paz history. - Theo Breadguy, lapaz.breadguy [- at -] gmail.com


Editor's Note:
- There was quite a bit of debate whether this was for real, or just a "Dia De Los Innocentes" prank (Mexico's April Fools' Day, December 28). Also, where would you buy ice skates in Baja? However, apparently this is true, and there was an article about it in PeninsularDigital.com (in Spanish): peninsulardigital.com/?p=62435

What's New at the Library - The Todos Santos library at the Palapa Society has recently received a most generous donation of over 1,200 books from a private collection. There are many wonderful books in the collection; fiction, non-fiction and biography. So drop in and see what's new at the library. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. We are located on Calle Obregon, two blocks below Juarez. - info [- at -] palapasociety.org, www.palapasociety.org, 145-0299

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. 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

Garbage Clean-Up Day Slated - We will meet Saturday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. in front of La Tienda Los Pinos, located just after the school on the road to las Playtas. We will have the help of the student of La Palapa sociaty. Gloves and plastic bags are provided. - Emanuela, emagard [- at -] mac.com, Todos Santos

Fall Art Festival, Dec. 11th - 10 am - 3 pm, Colinda del Sol, Los Barriles. Come one come and all to the Christmas Art Festival at Colina del Sol club house in Los Barriles. Sunday December 11, from 10am till 3pm. Admission is free and we will be giving you 2 free raffle tickets for our holiday shopping spree basket filled with incredible gift items and services from our local, very generous businesses. This shopping spree exceeds $350 USD in value! Our food will make you think we are having a food festival with strombolis, individual pan pizzas, spicy chicken wraps, BBQ beef sliders with cole slaw and macaroni salad, chicken salad sandwiches, pineapple upside down cakes and apple cakes for dessert along with cinnamon rolls, fuit and coffee in the morning. Beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled waters and infused waters will also be for sale. It is still not too late if you want to join us as an artist or just come and enjoy the day with us. Asociacion de Artes contact Elizabeth at edesignsbaja [- at -] aol.com. 624-142-8013 or Kathy kaojaa [- at -] gmail.com 624-176-2999 cell. See you Sunday!! - Jamie Kepler bajaplaya [- at -] netzero.com, 141-0266

Don't Forget! - When you are making your "list", don't forget to include a donation to help support the kids at Hogar del Niño. No one needs more cheer than these kids who are not able to be with their families at this time of year. Please go to PadrinoProject.com and make a one time donation or sign up to become a "Padrino" and automatically donate every month through Paypal. All funds go directly into the Hogar del Niño account. - nancyserfas [- at -] aol.com, www.PadrinoProject.com

Palapa Society Tianguis A Huge Success! - The Palapa Society of Todos Santos enthusiastically appreciates and thankfully acknowledges the fabulous efforts of over fifty community members who set-up donated items, worked the various sales areas and cleared the Ejido facility after the Tianguis on Saturday, Nov. 26. In addition, the quality and quantity of the donations made the day especially rewarding for the large numbers of people who attended and purchased goods. Special gratitude is given to the Ejido for providing the excellent Militar facility on behalf of the Palapa Tianguis.

Thanks to the large-scale community effort, at least 26 local students will receive books and materials (BECAS/scholarships) for this school year from the Nov. 26 Palapa Society Tianguis net proceeds of 45,839 MP. Please note: All BECA students periodically provide community service to return value to Todos Santos. For example, many students cleaned the area at the south entrance to Todos Santos on the morning of the Palapa Society Tianguis and then aided in post-sales clearing and cleaning.

Again, thank you so much to everyone who gave time, funds, goods and facilities for this year’s Palapa Society Tianguis. We are overwhelmed by your generosity!

¡El tianguis de La Sociedad de la Palapa fue un gran éxito! - La Sociedad de La Palapa de Todos Santos aprecia con gran entusiasmo y con sincero agradecimiento reconoce los fabulosos esfuerzos de los más de cincuenta miembros de la comunidad quienes acomodaron los artículos donados, trabajaron en varias áreas de venta y limpiaron la casa Ejidal después del tianguis que tuvo lugar el día sábado 26 de noviembre. Además, la calidad y la cantidad de las donaciones recibidas hicieron del día uno especialmente satisfactorio para la gran cantidad de personas que atendieron y compraron artículos. Damos un especial agradecimiento al Ejido por permitir el uso de su espacio para que el tianguis pudiera llevarse a cabo.

Gracias al esfuerzo a gran escala de la comunidad, por lo menos 26 estudiantes locales recibirán libros y materiales (BECAS) para el ciclo escolar actual gracias a los fondos recabados que suman la cantidad de $45,839 pesos. Nota: Todos los estudiantes con BECA proveen servicio comunitario de manera periódica devolviendo valor a la comunidad de Todos Santos. Por ejemplo, muchos estudiantes limpiaron el área a la entrada Sur del pueblo la mañana del tianguis de La Palapa y después ayudaron con la limpieza necesaria al terminar dicha vendimia.

Nuevamente muchas gracias a todos aquellos quienes donaron su tiempo, diversos artículos y facilidades para hacer posible el Tianguis de La Sociedad de la Palapa este año. ¡Estamos conmovidos por la magnitud de su generosidad! - The Palapa Society, vandhbutler [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos

Count Your Change! - At least 3 times (that I know of) in the last month I have been short changed - twice in Todos Santos and once in a big grocery store that starts with a C. When you hand over that 500p note, try to have in mind approximately what your change should be. As always, keep your eye on the gas pump when you get gas. Don't be a dumb gringo. - Name Withheld By Request

Proof of Insurance for Car - I'm trying to find out how to deal with the California DMV when they wast to suspend your registration for lack of California insurance. My car is fulltime in Baja but has a California registration. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated! - John Mcintosh, john [- at -] mcintoshco.com, 612-132-4731

Wanted: Old Surf Board - Looking for old funky surf board. Doesn't have to be ride-able, will be using for a project. So if you have a board you are trying to get rid of let me know. - Kea Wyatt, kea.wyatt [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos

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

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Featured Events This Week

Please Note: The "Featured Events This Week" section is limited to non-recurring community events (Sorry, no "Happy Hours," "Daily Specials," "Weekly Classes," or other recurring business activities or workshops.)
Saturday, December 10
Street Photography Workshop Begins - Todos Santos. Two-day workshop thru Sunday, Dec. 11. Improve "how to see" photographically, going from snap shots to fine art. Led by Judith Farber. Open to all photo enthusiasts and all cameras. Private critiquing sessions also available. Level 1 and level 2 (for those who've taken the class before). $50 US (700MXN – email for pesos payment). Info and registration: SundaysInNY.com/todos/ - Judith Farber, jf [- at -] SundaysInNY.com, Baja California Sur

Ninth Annual World-Class Garage Sale - 9 a.m., La Cañada del Diablo, Todos Santos - Call Barbara Perkins to reserve your space. Contact: Barbara Perkins bperkins0403 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-140-0069, www.lacanadadeldiablo.com

Annual Rummage Sale/Tianguis to Benefit the Cats at Kitty Heaven - Part of the 9th Annual Garage sale at La Canada del Diablo. Please donate household goods, working electronics or any other items to our sale (and our cause). Kitty Heaven is the only cat refuge in Todos Santos and is funded solely through donation. Contact: Angelique, bajakitties [- at -] yahoo.com

Free Body Composition Analysis - 9 to 11 a.m., Office of Dr. Bill Sniechowski, La Canada del Diablo. Will analyse % body fat, lean mass and total weight. - Dr. Bill Sniechowski, DrBill.Baja [- at -] yahoo.com, 624-118-1603

Zumba Festival - 4 pm, Mutualista, Todos Santos. Zumba Fest - A la Mutualista. Doctora Oliva and all teachers from Baja Sur for a big extravaganza. Dance with different teachers, food for sale to benefit Mutualista. 2 - Contact: Dr Oliva homeopathdroliva [- at -] hotmail.com, 612 13 444 58

Benefit Concert For The Kids of Hogar de Los Niños - 5 p.m., La Esquina in Todos Santos. Music provided by Forest & Friends, Jay Nash, Tim Lang & AK-47. Ben & the Men perform at 10:30 p.m. Beer, wine and margaritas available. Limited tickets at La Esquina or San Pedrito Surf Hotel for 70 pesos. A silent auction will be held. Please bring donations of shoes and clothing. - Andres Keller, ak4pgh [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-133-9602, Todos Santos

Live Salsa Rhythm Music - 6 to 9 p.m., Guaycura Sky Deck, Todos Santos. Appetizers and exotic drinks. Reservations: 612-175-0800. reservation [- at -] guaycura.com.mx, www.guaycura.com.mx

Sunday, December 11

Asociación De Artes Art Show - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Colina Del Sol, Los Barriles. Local artists, food and beverages. All proceeds support children's art programs. Take road north over both arroyos. Bear to left on paved road. Turn left at Colina del Sol development. Go straight to the festivities. Information: - Elizabeth Perkins, edesignsbaja [- at -] aol.com

New Ice Skating Rink Opens La Paz - Open one month from 3 to 11 p.m. Municipal Palace Esplanade on Colosio, across from Chedraui in La Paz. No charge for using the rink. - The Baja Western Onion

Monday, December 12

Nomad Chic - Trunk Show Begins - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 12 to 31, 2011 (Mon.-Sat.), Casa Dracula, Todos Santos. An evolving collection of apparel, jewelry, and accessories from around the globe. Contact: Linda Hamilton linda [- at -] lindahamiltondesigns.com, 612.105.2857 , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nomad-Chic/184057581646858

Ben and the Men - 5 - 8 p.m., La Bodega, Todos Santos. Jazz, Funk and Blues. - Ben, bajaboar [- at -] yahoo.com

Wine And Art - 8 p.m., Hotel Casa Tota, Todos Santos. Wearable Art, Drinkable Art! Handcrafted local jewelry from Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz, clothing from Patricia Larsen and wine from La Bodega presented on our beautiful roof deck. Live Music, too! Contact: Christine sperber hotelcasatota [- at -] gmail.com, 612-145-0590, www.hotelcasatota.com

Wednesday, December 14

Free Ayurvedic Intro Seminar - 10 am to 12 noon, Pura Vida Health Food Store, Todos Santos. Baja Healthy Living and Valma Brenton present "An Ayurvedic Journey to Life, Health and Longevity" - Valma Brenton, vbrenton [- at -] island.net, 612 131 6387

Friday, December 16 - Saturday, Dec. 17

Quilt Show And Sales - Noon to 6 p.m., Back-to-the-rack, SJD 'Libre Expresion' Baja Quilt Club. Quilt raffle which creates funds for the LOVE quilts made and given to our Baja kids each year. Please donate any cotton fabrics you may have for our project. Any quilter may show their work. Call or email for requirements - Juanita, cabonana [- at -] hotmail.com, 624-143-6165

New Play 'And Then There Was Nun' Opens - Comic mixture of murder, mystery, movie stars and mayhem. Tickets at Tecolote Bookstore. Continues Saturday, Dec. 17. Info at http://TSBMP.blogspot.com. - Blue Moon Productions, Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com

Saturday, Dec. 17

Art Swap Day - 9 a.m., Chuck & Angie's, 259 Camino del Pacifico. Artists and collectors can trade/buy art. All interested please call or Email: - Chuck Cimino, carlosylina [- at -] hotmail.com, 145-0562

"Saturday at Sunset" Piano and Vocals Performance by Marcie Castro - with David Cantoni, alto sax, 5 to 9 p.m., Guaycura Sky Deck, Todos Santos. Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres. Reservations: 612-175-0800. reservation [- at -] guaycura.com.mx, www.guaycura.com.mx

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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

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Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment

Hotel California - Bistro Santo Vino & Wine Bar is now open for lunch.
Hours Noon to 10 p.m. Daily, Closed on Sunday. Reservations Recommended

Hotel California presents The Todos Santos Music Festival, featuring Peter Buck of REM a benefit for the Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. January 5-21. For more event information and band schedule click here.

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- Debbie Stewart, info [- at -] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, (011-52) 612-145-0525, Todos Santos

Free Ayurvedic Intro Seminar - Baja Healthy Living and Valma Brenton present "An Ayurvedic Journey to Life, Health and Longevity " Are you looking for improved health, more balance in your life, vitality, youthfulness and increased happiness? "Based on the laws of nature, Ayurveda is the ancient holistic medical science and the art of living. Come and learn about Ayurveda and practical ways to improve your health and lifestyle with ancient secrets.

*Learn to bring more energy into your life.
*Learn your dosha and body type for optimal natural Well-being.
*Learn to relax and rejuvenate.
*Learn special healing remedies with your kitchen spices.
*Learn eating right for your body type and improved digestion.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Pura Vida Health Food Store in Todos Santos. Valma Brenton lives in Todos Santos and is a Certified Ayurveda Health Educator, Certified CEM Energy Therapist, E-RYT Yoga Teacher and Permaculture Designer. - Valma Brenton, vbrenton [- at -] island.net, 612 131 6387

Live Salsa Rhythm - Guaycura is pleased to invite you to our great music event this Saturday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come and dance salsa while your are watching the stars and the best view in town on Sky Deck. Great ambience, delicious appetizers and exotic drinks just in Guaycura! - Reservations Guaycura, reservation [- at -] guaycura.com.mx, www.guaycura.com.mx, 612-175-0800, Todos Santos

New Play Opens Next Weekend - Blue Moon Productions is offering a hot new play, 'And Then There Was Nun.' A comic mixture of murder, mystery, movie stars and mayhem.

Get your tickets at Tecolote Bookstore and enjoy an evening of entertainment under the stars at Teatro Luna Azul. Opening Night - Friday, Dec.16, Saturday Dec. 17. Info at http://TSBMP.blogspot.com - Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com

Food and Wine Pairing to Benefit Hogar Del Niño - Get your tickets now for the Dec. 19 event at Villa Santa Cruz. This special evening, limited to 60 guests, will offer five delectable food courses each paired with a specially selected Baja wine. Come enjoy yourself and help the children of Hogar del Niño at the same time. The evening will include music and a small silent auction of select items. All net proceeds go directly to the Hogar for support of basic needs such as food, clothing, transportation and utilities.

New cash raffle! All ticket purchases include a ticket for a 50/50 cash raffle. 50/50 raffle tickets are available to those not attending the event, as well. Event tickets are $75 US (or 1,000 pesos) and raffle tickets are 50 pesos each. Event, raffle tickets and information available from Nancy Serfas Nancyserfas [- at -] com, Lisa Welsch lwelsch [- at -] cbriveras.com, Sylvia St Clair sylviainbaja [- at -] gmail.com, and El Tecolote Bookstore. - Nancy Naigle, nnaigle [- at -] att.net, 612-178-0040

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

Yoga Teacher Training - Become a Certified Yoga Instructor here in Baja! 16 and 26 Day Trainings at Yandara Yoga Institute’s Beachfront Nature Retreat in the Todos Santos area:

*December 28 to January 12: Tuition $2630
*December 28 to January 21: Tuition $2930
Tuition includes program, meals, and accommodations. *All programs are 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified

Yandara Yoga Institute teacher trainings are open to all levels and ages. Let the warming presence and deep knowledge of our faculty inspire your learning and transformation. Awaken your inner radiance and gain the skills needed for success as a yoga teacher in any style you choose to teach. Or you may want to join us to deepen your own practice and understanding of yoga. Enjoy time for yourself to take a stroll on the beach or through our organic garden. Enjoy delicious healthy meals and evening music with JAYA kirtan band and feel the support of a like-minded community!

For more information visit our website at www.yandara.com or email us at yoga [- at -] yandara.com, or call - 612-151-7728 or 1 877-490-9883

Flight Night: Baja Wine Tasting at La Bodega - Come on down to La Bodega this Monday, 5-8 p.m., for bodacious Baja Wines and funky grooves from Ben and the Men. Then afterwards, join us all on the rooftop of Hotel Casa Tota for the Wine and Wearable Art Celebration of La Virgen de Guadalupe, 8pm-late, just a one block stroll away from La Bodega.

And be sure to come check out "Big Red Wednesday", 5-7 p.m., featuring excellently structured Baja Reds by the glass, paired with the famous Tamales, Tostadas y mas from Doña Guillermina and Tolin's wonderful classical Mexican guitar playing. Always a fun local flavor experience. Eat local, Drink local.

We have Holiday Gift Certificates all December long for your friends, family and beloved wine-lovers. Deals on white and red wine cases and olive oil, too! - La Bodega, labodegadetodossantos [- at -] gmail.com, 612-152-0181, Todos Santos

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

Ben and the Men at La Bodega - Monday, Dec. 12, from 5-8 p.m. we bring you Jazz, Funk and Blues while you eat and drink Baja! All Baja Wines at La Bodega in Todos Santos next to Gemini's across from Adobe Restaurant. See you there! - Ben, bajaboar [- at -] yahoo.com

Reiki Treatments - at the Healing Arts Center of Todos Santos. Reiki is a stress-reduction technique that promotes balancing of the mind, body and spirit. During a Reiki Treatment, the client lies fully clothed on the massage table, while the practitioner directs life force energy in concentrated form through the hands. Reiki is a gentle and non-invasive form of holistic health that works to dissolve the roots of physical and emotional discomfort, returning us to our true nature of peace, love and joy. Benefits include a clear and calm mind, reduction of physical pain and inflammation, increased vitality, enhanced personal awareness and meditation practice.

$50 US or pesos equivalent, includes a Chakra Balancing. 2-for-1 Introductory Price until December 30. Inquire now to take advantage of this limited time offer. For an appointment or for more information on Reiki and what it can do for you, call Allison Eaton at 612-152-3896 or email info [- at -] allisoneaton.com, www.allisoneaton.com.

Reiki 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 are welcome and accommodated. Dec. 18 to 20, 7:30 am to 6 pm, Yandara Yoga Institute, $290 Commuter. $640 Residential (those sleeping on premise). Meals included. Allison Eaton, info [- at -] allisoneaton.com, www.allisoneaton.com, 612-152-3896.
Noche De Moda Runway Show
  • Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. at La Esquina/Casa Dracula
  • Presented by Joella Corado, Linda Hamilton and La Esquina
  • Featuring: Belazul Swimwear, Nomad Chic, Mixtica/Noda Concept & More
  • Tickets: 80 mn per person in advance/100 mn per person at the door
  • Tickets on sale Dec. 6 at Pura Vida, La Esquina & Casa Dracula
  An event you won't want to miss!

- Linda Hamilton, linda [- at -] lindahamiltondesigns.com, www.LaEsquinaTS.com, 612.105.2857, Todos Santos

Fresh And Healthy Food - If you are planning to have special guests or just want to enjoy good meals at home, I can help. Mexican food, salads, seafood, organic, vegetarian are all available. I´m in Todos Santos at 044-612-119-4766. We can cook for 2 or more persons. - Fresh And Healthy Food, LAURA-GUS2011 [- at -] HOTMAIL.COM, 044-612-119-4766, Todos Santos

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Misc. Sales and Services Available

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

Forever Stamps Available - I have a surplus of these if anyone needs some. - Jane, jasi57 [- at -] juno.com, 612-151-7026

Largest Variety Of Poinsettias - Heriberto has the most wonderful and healthy Poinsettias available in time for Christmas and New Year's. Heriberto's Vivero is located in Barrio La Cachora right next to the Alegria, (Oscar and Elena Moreno). Turn right at the Alegria where the sign reads; "Dead end road." The Vivero is at the end of that road. Do not enter the Inn, keep going straight to the end of the road. Follow the "Nochebuenas" signs. If you are coming from La Paz or Los Cabos, there are "Nochebuenas" signs all over the town, just follow the arrows. - Heriberto Parra Hake, hparra [- at -] prodigy.net.mx, 612-117-3945, Todos Santos

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.mountainshadowrv.com/. Mexican cell: 52 (612) 139-2713; USA Phone: (619) 780-8048; Canada Phone: (604) 210-0564 - Kenny Sewell, mountainshadowrv [- at -] gmail.com, 604-628-9532 - Kennny Sewell, www.facebook.com/pages/Mountain-Shadow-RV-All-Adult-Resort/134505649959493, 52 (612) 139-2713, Pescadero

Surfboards Coming Soon To Cabo! - I am selling Lost and Armenta Surfboards. I also am bringing Oneil wetsuits. Also fins, leashes and much more. I will be located at Zippers beach starting Dec. 25. I have unbeatable prices! Please come and check out what I got! - Ross Armenta, ross.armenta [- at -] yahoo.com, www.armentasurf.com, 646-126-2289

Nomad Chic At Casa Dracula - ...
- an evolving collection of apparel, jewelry, and accessories from around the globe.
- Coming to Casa Dracula Dec. 12 thru 31
- Monday to Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or by appointment)
- Linda Hamilton, linda [- at -] lindahamiltondesigns.com, 612-105-2857, Todos Santos

Half-Price Spay & Neuter - Our Todos Santos vet Dr. Franzoni is offering half off all spay and neuter operations for cats and dogs for the month of December. He is in Todos Santos to perform these surgeries Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please bring your pets in between 9:00 a.m.and 1:00 p.m. One time offer! Dr. Franzoni's office is located at the corner of Verduzco and Cuauhtemoc in barrio San Vicente. - kittieheaven [- at -] yahoo.com, 145-0173

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

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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

Llewellyn's "Birds" Book Released - Author C.E. Llewellyn has a limited supply of his newly released book, "Birds We See in Baja California Sur, Mexico," that will be available at the Asociación de Artes Fair in Colina del Sol, Los Barriles Dec. 11. This book is a photographic journey of the "Birds We See" in the estuaries, arroyos and seashores of Los Cabos and the East Cape region of Baja. It contains more than 185 original photographs of some of the many birds that live here or stop over during annual migrations. The book makes an excellent Christmas gift for that special someone, young, old, female or male. You can purchase online at http://www.BirdsWeSee.com by clicking on the "Order Books" tab. If you have questions, please email Chris [- at -] BirdsWeSee.com. - Chris [- at -] BirdsWeSee.com, www.BirdsWeSee.com

Dress Up Your Home - With a beautiful orange and cream Obi down the center of your dining table or a Rosewood Alter to catch the sun in the mornings. To see the other unusual pieces, please come to the Santa Fe Gallery, across from the Plaza up from the Cafe', starting Wednesday, Dec. 14. Open Wed., Fri., Sat. from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-100-5872

Dish Network Tv Receiver And Satellite Dish For Sale - Dish Network 4’ satellite dish with mounting bracket, receiver, remote, and manual. Works great and is currently programmed and receiving TV stations. I have 5 of them, and only need 4. The entire system works great. $350 for everything. - Robert Quirk, rq [- at -] todossantosrentals.net, (624) 147-0326 mex. cell

Hauling - New York John will be driving a load from San Diego to Todos Santos Jan. 1. If you need something, I will pick it up and drive it down cheaper then anyone--yes, it will cost you. jmolea [- at -] sbcglobal.net - John Molea, jmolea [- at -] sbcglobal.net, 760-967-7608, Todos Santos

Baja Online Photo Editing - Only $10 USD. No obligation, free samples. Just send us the image you would like to touch up, and we will edit for you and send it back to you. If you like our work, keep it for only ten bucks. For more information, write bajaonlinephotediting [- at -] gmail.com, or call 646-107-1207 (cell) - bajaonlinephotoediting [- at -] gmail.com, 646-107-1207 (cell)

Great Furniture And Accessories - Please feel free to call for an appointment or email with specific requests or questions. masmilagros.weebly.com/index.html - Sandra Scandiber, scandiber [- at -] yahoo.com, 624 129 8691

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

Studio/1 Bedroom Casita Wanted - I'm in Todos Santos for the winter season, approximately from 12/17-4/1, and in need of a small, clean and safe rental for 1 person. I am a trained chef and plan on doing a lot of experimenting with the local organic ingredients that are available here and also to learn as much Spanish as possible. I am outgoing and would be willing to do light duties as trade or just be a tenant. I have no pets and parking is not needed. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. - Rebecca Ingram, beckahi81 [- at -] gmail.com, 624-160-1373

Casita Rental - Casita in Las Tunas, nice clean and only one block from the beach on Calle Los Mangos. Available now until Jan. 30. Rates based on time of stay. Great location for a romantic stay and quite walks to the beach. - Dan, danbinetti [- at -] yahoo.com, 044-612-117-0298

House Sitting/partial Rent - I just moved to the Pescadero/Todos Santos area from Santa Cruz, CA. I am a mature professional (photosumitra.com) with an 11-year-old lab who is a great guard dog, looking for a house sitting/ care taking position. I am responsible and love maintaining gardens/landscapes. I am willing to pay partial rent if needed. I am now living near the Yandara Yoga Center just outside of Pescadero with dear friends who have lived here for 5 years. Looking forward to talking with you. Short or long term. - Sumitra Peterson, photosumitra [- at -] sbcglobal.net, www.photosumitra.com, Pescadero

For Rent In Town, Todos Santos - Studio apartment, somewhat furnished, large room with kitchenette area and bathroom. 2 room unfurnished apartment also available. Good, central location, walk to town, family neighborhood. Owners speak only spanish. - Sonia Amador, 612 145-0358

Quality Land, Dirt Cheap, Still Available - A few pieces are still left, and prices have been reduced again. On the list to move in Las Tunas are 2 adjacent lots, 1416 m2 each, ocean views, on a direct access to the beach with underground services at $25,000 USD each or under $18 per m2.

Pescadero features two super special deals: A commercial parcel on Highway 19 just south of the Sandbar with 91 meters of frontage on the highway and a total of 3913 square meters at only $59,000 USD; or only $15/m2 and also a beautiful 3 hectare farm (7.5 acres) subdivided into 20 lots for a total price of $325,000 USD.

These are fire-sale prices for the sellers, but they need to sell these properties quickly. The current offering prices are way below cost and around the same as prices in 2003 or so. Please call or email for more information or tours. - Roc Fleishman, roc [- at -] pescadero-properties.com, www.realestatetodossantos.com/, 612-348-5468

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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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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

I Can Drive Your Car to San Diego - I'm a reliable person and well-known native of Baja. I went to college part-time in the States and speak fluent English, I can drive almost any vehicle for free or travel as a compannion. Ready to head North any time. I live in downtown La Paz. Best regards, Jorge. Call (cell) 044-612-118-7898. - Jorge Pozo Aviles, jorge_lap222 [- at -] hot mail.com, westewrn onion, 044-612-118-7898, La Paz

Ride Share To La Paz - Need to get to TelCel office in la Paz to get a sim card. Will pay for round trip in gas and buy u lunch for a ride. Please write me at electricshadow [- at -] mail.com - Tall Man, electricshadow [- at -] mail.com, Pescadero

Caravan Wanted to 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 To Todos Santos - Looking to caravan to Todos Santos. We need flexible dates. Earliest we can meet in San Diego, San Ysidro or Tecate to cross is Sunday, Dec. 11, but more likely the first part of that next week. We have done the drive four times. Have two dogs and cat (super nice). We will push to get there in two and a half days. If you are flexible send me an email! - khpescado [- at -] gmail.com

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

Ride Sought Dec. 13 - I need a ride from the San Jose del Cabo airport to Todos Santos at noon on Dec. 13, 2011. I'll also need a ride back to the airport and back on Dec. 23 and Jan. 1. Anyone who goes in frequently with whom I can ride along and pay for the gas or who does driving back and forth as a service, please feel free to contact me. I am coming from Victoria, BC. Canada. Thanks, Judy. - Judy Lightwater, jlightwater [- at -] shaw.ca, 250-598-6034, Todos Santos

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

Need a Ride from LA to TS? - Probably leaving around Dec. 26. Wagon, 1 pup, 1 chick (me). Probably done the drive at least 14 times. Good company more important than gas money. Donations of course accepted! - United States

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Pet Corner (Lost and Found pet articles will run for two weeks)

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Dog Needs a New Home and Love - Lovely puppy is looking for a new home. She is very friendly and loves children, and needs a home with more space (a yard she can play). I can send pictures if anyone is interested. Thanks. - Gelacio Orozco, gelacio_tds [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos

Gorgeous Siamese Cat - Blond, blue-eyed, long-haired outside cat with a star on her forehead needs needs new home to watch over. She hunts, she is spayed. Call 612-178-0070 or email karlamfreeman [- at -] gmail.com - Karla Freeman, karlamfreemn [- at -] gmail.com, 612-178-0070, Todos Santos

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

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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