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Introducing The "Baja Onionskin" - As we begin a new year, we'd like to intorduce you to a new publication. The Baja Onionskin print edition highlights community events, restaurants, shops, and entertainment each week in our local area. Delivered every Friday to area hotels and businesses, the intended readers are visitors to Todos Santos. The Baja Onionskin provides a quick, up-to-date, and convenient way for visitors to know what our community has to offer each week.
Unique Weekly Events Format - Nothing else in town like it. Printed format means visitors don't need to be online to find your businessHere's an example of The Baja Onionskin in PDF format: www.bajawesternonion.com/Onionskin/111215.pdf.
We offer paid commercial and non-profit sponsorship opportunities, which will allow your ad or coupon offer to appear each week in The Baja Onionskin. More info here: www.bajawesternonion.com/onion-skin.asp. If you are an area business, restaurant, or hotel, and would like learn more about advertising opportunities or how to receive copies of the Baja Onionskin each week for your guests and customers, please Email Maryann [- at -] BajaWesternOnion.com or call 612 145 0791. -
News and Events, Questions and Answers
Todos Santos Music Festival, Featuring Peter Buck of REM - The Hotel California is hosting the first "Todos Santos Music Festival," a benefit for the Palapa Society of Todos Santos to help raise money for scholarships, educational, medical and environmental programs for local children and their families.
The Festival begins Thursday Thru Sunday this week, and continues over the next two weeks from Wednesday thru Saturday. Each night will feature Peter Buck of REM and musical friends, including Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon, Robyn Hitchcock, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, and John Ramberg. Two sets per night, with the first set starting at 8 PM.
January 5th thru 8th - Steve Wynn and The Baseball Project - With Peter Buck, Linda Pitmon, and Scott MccaugheyAdmission is free, however a limited number of reserved tables will be available each show, with a suggested $5 US donation per seat. For more information or reservations, contact: Chloe Johnson 503-784-7191, chloejsn [- at -] yahoo.com, Hotel California: 011 52-612-145-0525, info [- at -] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com/press. -
Lord Of The Winds Photo Contest - La photographic contest tormenta de arte. Kiteboarding Baja is sponsoring a kiteboarding photo contest for Lord of the Wind Showdown. Top photos will receive $250 dollars each towards kiteboarding lessons. La photographic contest de arte has two categories:
Rules: Digital format in JPG, limited correction are permissible. Photos must be taken during the Lord of the Wind Showdown. Photos must be submitted with the subject line 'best action photo' or 'best scenic photo'. One photo per person, submissions will be accepted from January 12- January 15th .For more information about Kiteboardingbaja visit their webpage: www.kiteboardingschool.com. If you are interested in showing your photographs or presenting we are taking submissions starting January 12 to January 15. Please contact Nicole Eden for submissions Nicole [- at -] kiteboardingbaja.com - Nicole Eden, nicole [- at -] kiteboardingbaja.com, www.kiteboardingbajaschool.com, 624-155-1813, Los Barriles
Article In NY Times - Here is an interesting article concerning organic farming in the Todos Santos area: www.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/science/earth/questions-about-organic-produce-and-sustainability.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2. Dean from the Ventana View submitted it. - Tom,
Wanted: Quad Runner Or Side-by-side - Quad runner or side-by-side: 4X4 or 4X2, prefer low miles and well-maintained vehicle. - Greg Farrar, gregandsusiefarrar [- at -] gmail.com
Travel Trailer Wanted - 18- to 28-ft. in good condition. We are in the La Ventana campground until first part of March. Can wait until then to purchase. - Amy Rausch, allwindamy [- at -] gmail.com
Noche De Moda Runway Show - Thank you everyone that came out to support our event and for allowing us to share our creations with you. We hope that we have awakened your senses and, in some way, inspired you to manifest your visions. Thank you to all those who helped make this event become a reality...Joella Corado (Belazul), Linda Hamilton (Nomad Chic), & La Esquina. - Linda Hamilton, linda [- at -] lindahamiltondesigns.com, www.lindahamiltondesigns.com, 612.105.2857, Todos Santos
Wanted... Tuberoses & Spring Water Source. - - I'm looking for a source of Tuberoses either plants or fresh cut flowers & a natural source of springwater where I can fill my 5 gallon bottles. Do you know of such a source??? & or a florist in the area? - April Duarte, lotusmother [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Transportation Rental Needed. - Hello, I'm visiting Todos Santos for the month of February and am looking to rent a small vehicle or scooter/motorcycle for the entire month. If you can help me in this matter please email me: - Richard Marazzi, richard [- at -] richardmarazzidesign.com, Todos Santos
Today's Exchange Rate - Mexican Pesos to 1 USD - Courtesy X-rates.com
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Featured Events This WeekPlease 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.)
Monday, January 2, to Friday, January 6
Heaven on Earth 2012 - Todos Santos. A workshop designed to create a 12' diameter Aztec Calendar out of clay and mosaic materials. Donna Billick, Mark Rivera, and Tom Arie Donch will instruct participants on how to create this exciting community project. Contact: Donna Billick rockartusAaol.com, 530-219-5918Thursday, January 5
Caffe Todos Santos Art Exposition And Reception - Exhibition Of Paintings By Diane Knight. Caffe Todos Santos will present the art of Diane Knight during the month of January with a reception on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 5 - 7. Refreshments and tapas, main dining area off Legaspi. Exhibition runs to Feb. 6. - Diane Knight, dianekknight [- at -] hotmail.com; angelodalbon [- at -] gmail.com, www.dianeknight.ca, 145-0586Thursday, January 5, Thru Sunday, January 8
Todos Santos Music Festival - 8 p.m. each evening, Hotel California, Todos Santos. Charity concert to benefit The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. Two sets per night, featuring Steve Wynn and The Baseball Project (Featuring Peter Buck of R.E.M., Linda Pitmon, and Scott Mccaughey). Free admission, with reserved tables available for suggested $5 per seat charitable donation. Info and reservations: Hotel California, info [- at -] hotelcalifornia.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612.145.0525, Todos Santos
Community Events and Workshops Notification Page - Submit event notices for The Community Calendar or Workshops and Meetings pages.
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 -
Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment
Big Night Out In Todos Santos - Thursday, January 5, will be an evening full of art, food and music. Caffé Todos Santos is hosting a reception from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of original paintings by local artist Diane Knight. Join us at Caffé Todos Santos for refreshments and tapas in the main dining room. Then head over to the Hotel California for the first night of music performed by Peter Buck and his friends. It will truly be a night to remember. - Diane Knight, dianekknight [- at -] hotmail.com, www.dianeknight.ca, 145-0586, Todos Santos
Art Classes - The new year is here, and it's time to explore that suspicion of artistic talent - classes every Thursday at 9:00 with Tori in her new studio here in Todos Santos. Come learn, enjoy and think new thoughts. E-mail for more information. - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-136-6738, Todos Santos
Pies And Cakes - Homemade, delicious apple pies and perfect homemade cakes made with butter and fresh, quality ingredients. Diane's baking them and you already know how fabulous they are. After holiday desserts and homemade with love. Email to order and to learn more information. Be sure to include inquiry in subject line of email. dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com - Diane Cassar, dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com
Last 2 Feldenkrais Classes This Week - Classes will cease for a few weeks as I head back to CA to attend an advanced training. If you haven't been able to attend until now come along this week for your free first session. Have you noticed it's getting more difficult to turn around to reverse your car or to check approaching cars as you change lanes? Would you like to regain this abilty to turn and see all the way behind yourself without straining? Join us Wednesday 4th January 9.30 - 11am Come along this Friday 6th January and experience a lesson to relieve tightness and restriction and reduce pain in your neck and gain greater range of movement. Once you have learnt the movements you will be able to do them anytime at home and relieve the pain within minutes. Classes held at La ARCA Wednesday and Friday 9.30-11am - Dinah Hornung, Dinahbyron [- at -] gmail.com, 612 136 9075, Todos Santos
Gardening With Natural Alternative Seminar - Cathy Fuller, The Gardening Guru, Saturday, Jan 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Natural/Organic Products for Garden. Location: Property of Bill & Susie Bradford KM67. east side of Highway 19 through large green gate, Cerritos. Seminar/Workshop is free of charge but donations are welcome. E-mail for rsvn: gardeningguruinc [- at -] gmail.com or register on the event listing at http://www.facebook.com/events/313812661974332/
Bring your pen, paper, bottle of water, chair and all your gardening questions! Come and visit with me at some of the local markets where I am there to answer your questions: La Esquina on Wednesdays, La Canada Diablo on Saturdays, and Baja Beans on Sundays.
Cathy Fuller (The Gardening Guru) has more than 25 years landscape design and retail experience and specializes in xeriscape landscape design, turf management consulting, organic pesticide alternatives, small garden designs and integrated pest management. Training includes: University of Guelph, ON, Canada, General Horticulture; Kwantlen University, BC, Canada, IPM Certificate, BC; Certified Landscape & Turf management, BC; Landscape Pesticide Applicator Certificate, BC; Commercial Dispenser Licence, BC; Veterinarian Dispenser Licence, BC; Pruning Certified, Okanagan College, BC Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Gardening-Guru/351102126685 - Cathy Fuller, gardeningguruinc [- at -] gmail.com , www.gardeningguru.webs.com, Pescadero
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
For Sale: 19' Travel Trailer - '92 Wilderness travel trailer.everything works, very nice condition.inside& outside showers,good tires, Rear door entrance.no a/c,nevada title.$3800 USD, OBO, photos on baja sur craigslist rv - Peter, bajasurpk [- at -] gmail.com, www.craigslist bajasur rv, 624-141-7001
Toaster Oven - Wanted: a small to mid size toaster oven. - Darlene Harris, darlene [- at -] dccnet.com, Todos Santos
Submit your Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Beach Front In Bahia Asuncion - $125,000 for a Beach Front 2BR, 1BA Home + Separate Guest Room with 1BA and Room to Build More. Located in this Beautiful Village on the Central Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur. More details and photos can be found on Craig's List: http://bajasur.en.craigslist.com.mx/reo/2719935625.html (Direct link is below). Details about Bahia Asuncion can be found at, http://www.bahiaasuncion.ORG. Make an Offer! - John Trotter, trotter [- at -] hotmail.com, bajasur.en.craigslist.com.mx/reo/2719935625.html, Baja California Sur
Looking For House Or Casita To Rent Long Term - Looking to find a house or casita long term from late January. I own property in TS. Have fulltime job. Need a yard for my lab. One or two bedroom. Have many years as a property mgr. and home owner. - Larry, konabaja [- at -] gmail.com, 333-171-7800 Ajijic cell
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Rides or Caravans Available/WantedNote: 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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Driver Needed From Santa Cruz To Todos Santos Or La Paz - Would like to find someone to drive my car. I am in Todos Santos and my car is in Santa Cruz, CA. I would be willing to pay expenses for the trip. My car is a beautiful 1982 Mercedes Benz which runs great and has just been serviced and checked with new tires, ready for the trip. - Sumitra Peterson, photosumitra [- at -] sbcglobal.net, no phone yet, Todos Santos
Ride Needed From CA To Los Cabos First Week Of January - Hello all! I am looking for someone who is DRIVING DOWN from California to San Jose del Cabo. I am flexible about my departure date. I would like to leave Jan. 1 or 2 (or even earlier if necessary). I'd like to get to San Jose by the night of Jan. 4 if possible. I am a safe, responsible driver with a current CA driver license so I can help with the hours at the wheel. I can meet you anywhere in CA when you are ready to depart. Here's a link to my facebook profile: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706196994. Looking forward to the trip down! Elizabeth, 707 367 3670; elizabeth.plumb [- at -] gmail.com - Elizabeth, elizabeth.plumb [- at -] gmail.com
Need Ride To Todos From Airport - Hi, I'm flying into aiport on Jan. 3 2012. Arrive at 3 p.m. Thanks much. - rechichina [- at -] hotmail.com
Ride From SJD To TS Jan. 4 - Looking for ride to Todos from UA 1:45P arrival from SFO on 1/4. Can also deliver a car back from SJD. - Mike Cerre, mike [- at -] globetv.com, 415 987-2020
Heading to LA Friday, Jan. 5 - Female with dog in outback wagon. 612-134-9764. Will arrive in LA Sun prob if anyone needs a ride give me a call. - Rims, Circusgirl 77 [- at -] yahoo. Com, 612-134-9764
Ride To Cabo Airport Needed Jan. 5 - Hey, I'm looking to ride share to the Cabo airport from Todos Santos Jan. 5. My flight leaves at 3 p.m. so I need to be there by 1 p.m. I'm more than willing to share gas and can be reached by email: timyab [- at -] Hotmail.com. Look forward to hearing from you. - Tim Bolton, timyab [- at -] hotmail.com
Need A Ride >From SJD Airport To TS Jan. 13 - I need a ride from Los Cabos Airport January 13 to Todos Santos. My plane arrives at 11;50 AM. Thanks, Rick - Rick Myers, otter43 [- at -] hotmail.com, 775-224-0156
Ride Needed from SJDC Airport to Todos Santos - Need a ride from Cabo airport to Todo Santos Jan 16, will share taxi. - Cristi, clfedryna [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
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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 -
Have You Seen Leyla?? - Attention Pescadero Residents - Please help! I've just returned from a trip to find out that my beautiful (very blonde!) "golden retriever" mix, "Leyla" - my faithful companion for more than three years - "went missing" around the 10th of December. The people that I'd paid to care for her are clueless - and I am truly beyond heartsick! She left from my yard in north Pescadero - right by the Huerta Huizapol - a few blocks (on the right-hand side) before the Pemex if you're coming in from Todos Santos. I'm offering a generous reward for your help in returning Leyla to her home! She's very people-friendly and loves car rides. Please call me if you have any information and can help. - Barbara Chick, 044-612-154-5983, Pescadero
Stray Dog Needs Ride To Cabo Humane Society - During the fireworks a dog showed up at my casa. A brindle pit bull, skinny, scared, humble. I can't keep him and have no way to take him to Cabo to the Humane Society. Can you help? I live in Todos Santos, in the otro lado. 612-118-7393 - Anne Marie Maurier, l.maurier [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-118-7393
Help Us Find a Home for This Little Guy - Someone left us this little "gift in the night" We cannot keep him. We have tried the usual refuge places to no avail. Our only alternative is to put him to sleep. He is litter box trained and has been treated for fleas. He is very well-behaved and is on the rebound from near starvation. Please help him. We live in Todos Santos in the Las Brisas Barrio. - Leo, 612-103-9576
Lost Golden Retriever - Lost GR in North Pescadero area 3 weeks ago. Was sick with weepy eyes and caretakers let her go. Am home now and heartbroken. If you have seen her(Layla), please call Barbara Chick at 612-154- 5983. Reward - Barbara Chick, 612-154-5983
Blue Healer Needs New Home - Blue Healer, beautiful 1 year old, need to give away as she does not get along with my older dog and I'm worried for her safety. Great dog, very loyal. For pictures, let me know. - bdeacon [- at -] me.com
Home For The Holidays? - Sweet Lobo was brought from Punto Lobos to the spay and neuter clinic, where everyone fell in love with him. Lobo has lots of love to give and after fostering him for only a few weeks, he also shows that he will make an excellent watchdog. Lobo has house manners, has been neutered, vaccinated and with his pedicure and bubble bath he is a beautiful dog ready for his forever home. To make Lobo's holiday wish for a home come true, please contact - Connie Mical, conan [- at -] frontiernet.net, 178-0081, Todos Santos
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
Flying Fido And Morris Into Mexico, Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Useful Article from Baja Insider 12/12/11: (1) You will need a Original Health Certificate completed by a Vet,. The documentation should verify that the dog has received all its shots. Do Not Try To Use A Photocopy. Rabies Shot not over 1 year old. (yes in the states it is 3 years but not Mexico Upon arriving at the airport, after clearing customs you will need to import the dog. This is pretty painless. They take your health certificate back to the office photocopy it and bring you the import papers with an official stamp. Hope that helps. Jim Hall
(2) Mexico Customs, currency & airport tax regulations details: www.iatatravelcentre.com/MX-Mexico-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm. All pets require a veterinary health certificate, issued not more than 5 days before arrival. For dogs and cats, health certificate must include: - (for pets older than 3 months) rabies vaccination history issued within 12 months before arrival [NOTE: Rule has changed since 2009. Now every 3 years - Editor]. If rabies vaccination history is not included, rabies vaccination certificate must be attached. - attestation that the pet is free from ECTO and ENDO parasites (or a deworming certificate). Further information can be found at: www.senasica.gob.mx ("Phytozoosanitary Inspection" and "When travelling, bring your pet"). And for a much more detailed description of the process: www.senasica.gob.mx/?Idioma=2&id=623 - Sheryl, Owner of La Paz Gringos
Mexico recently changed the rabies policy. We flew into SJD In October and were asked to present health certificates for our dog and cat. They registered the animals and presented me with papers welcoming them into Mexico. The person who helped us also told me that the policy for rabies had changed in Mexico from a shot each year had changed to a shot every three years, just like in the USA.
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