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Todos Santos Recycling Program To Restart Wednesday February 8th, 2012 - Hello All, Thank you all for respecting the month we took off to clean up the recycling area in Todos Santos. Due to illegal dumping the area was becoming overrun with glass and even non-recyclables. We have been cleaning and will continue to do more before the reopening.
Starting February 8th we will be only taking Plastic, Large Cardboard, and all metals. We will also accept cooking oil from restaurants, or homes if it is in a gallon jug or bigger. No Glass And No Paper or magazines at this time please. We are not accepting these items for the following reasons: 1) We will need to continue to manage the current glass and paper situation before accepting anymore glass. 2) The road construction makes it increasingly difficult to transport glass (and paper) to Cabo due to the wear and tear on our vehicles with heavy loads. Since the beginning of this project in March of 2010, our goal has always been to operate a sustainable program, where every step we took was a successful one. Likewise the step we are taking now is to maintain the sustainability of the program. Please help us by NOT bringing glass or paper. If you are interested in bringing your glass and paper to Cabo, I sincerely urge you to, and I would be happy to instruct you where to bring it. (Colored glass can only be recycled on the first Thursday of the month in Cabo).
Lastly we are hoping to paint the building in town and would love to have any old paint donated in the month of February. Any old lonas (tarps) would be greatly appreciated too! Also we would love to have any volunteers that would like to lend a hand in the month of February on drop off days. Drop off will be from 11-2 Wednesday February 8th. Plastic, Large Cardboard, and all Metals ONLY. Please NO GLASS or PAPER at this time. The suggested donation is still $50 pesos per drop (volunteers can recycle by donating time). Thanks again for your continued support. Let’s make it to the 2- year anniversary in March 2012! - Enviromass Recycling, info [- at -] enviromass.com, www.enviromass.com, 624 196 1846, Todos Santos
RE: Attacks - We received a number of questions and concerns about an anonymously-submitted article that appeared in this last Wednesday's edition of the Baja Western Onion warning readers about assaults in Todos Santos. The warning was vague and did not reference actual events. This is reminder that specific facts, rather than opinions or vague warnings, help our readers determine the validity and seriousness of such alarms, and how to react to them accordingly. As always, we will not reprint the names or identifying information of anyone simply accused of a crime, and ask readers to report all crimes to the local Mexican authorities. -
Baja Night Skies - Courtesy Of The Ventanaview - The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), 44 feet long and about 14 feet wide, will pass over southern Baja Sur several nights this week, each pass lasting between 4 and 5 minutes. Tuesday it will rise West of SW (WSW) around 7:33:30 pm. Wednesday evening the HST will be at its brightest.
It will rise about 7:30pm WSW and pass very near Venus, the extremely bright planet in the west after sunset. About 1 minute 40 seconds later it will graze Uranus (binoculars needed), then heads directly for bright Jupiter overhead and intersect the planet at about 7:33:35pm. It then continues across the sky passing near the bright star Aldebran before fading out inside the giant winter hexagon of 6 bright stars, which includes the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, situated below the constellation of Orion.
A thin crescent moon will also be near Venus on Wednesday evening. On Thursday the HST will rise around 7:27pm just to the north of Venus and will pass near the waxing crescent moon. TS -
5K Run/Walk Canceled - Unfortunately, it is necessary to provide notice that the 5K run/walk scheduled for March 24, 2012 has been canceled. Hopefully, this event will return in 2013. - Tim Doyle, timsudoyle [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Bicycle Wanted - Full suspension adult trail bike wanted to buy or rent for 2-3 months - Les Macneill, marciastromsmoe [- at -] gmail.com, 612 177 7157, Todos Santos
Vehicle Wanted To Rent - Hi, I have been car-sharing for 2 months and now need to find another vehicle to borrow/share from mid Feb - April 9. Just for Todos Santos/Pescadero. Less than 100 Kms a week. Mornings only is fine. Have squeaky clean B.C. licence and really good refs! Might suit older person who would like an occasional driver, shopping done etc. I have no phone so use e-mail please. - Nicola, cortesnic [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Gasoline Situation 4th Edition - I have tested the following Pemex stations; Pescadero delivers about 89%. Todos Santos town station delivers about 89%. Todos Santos north delivers just over 95%. LaPaz car wash and other LaPaz stations deliver 100%. I also tested the "myth" that some pumps at these stations deliver full measure, it is a myth! - Name Withheld By Request
A Way To Recharge Your "Banda Ancha" - If you have a cell phone from the same service provider as your banda ancha this method will work to "recharge" it.
1. buy a 500 peso cad at Oxxo or other source
2. Swap banda ancha sim card to cell phone
3. dial *333
4. select option 3
5 enter code from card and end call
6. select text message on cell phone
7. text "BAT30"
8. send to 5050
9. wait for reply text to verify transaction is complete. This may take a couple of minutes. I was pleased to not that I received a "bonus" of 3 gigs for a total of 6 gigs!!
10. transfer sim back to banda ancha. - Les Schubert, lschubert [- at -] platinum.ca, 612 139 1209
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.)
Friday, January 27
Reception Of Lorna's Garden, Artwork By Jennifer Power And Lorna Logan - 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Alas y Olas Gallery - Casa Franco, 3 doors west of Hotel California on Juarez, Todos Santos. Please join us at the reception of Lorna's Garden. A joining of the art of Jennifer Power and Lorna Logan. Contact: Daphna Jindrich alasyolasgallery [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-159-1234Friday, January 27 - Thursday, February 2
Fourth Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat - Residential 7 days, Serendipity B&B, Todos Santos. Meditation and movement with Robert Hall and Richard Strozzi Heckler - Contact: Robert Hall robertkhall [- at -] mac.com, 612-1450-676, www.eldharma.com. Make reservations with Sharon at www.Serendipityventures.comSaturday, January 28
Art Show - La Ventana - 12:00 noon till 5:30 pm, Punta Cabrilla Clubhouse at Lana Lane, El Sargento North. Proceeds to benefit the art programs in our community schools. If you wish to participate as an exhibitor or helper, there is still room for that. - Lana Nixon, info [- at -] laventanabayproperties.com or call 114-0374, or Lana's cell: 044-612-149-5000, holalana [- at -] gmail.com, Baja California SurSunday, January 29
We Are 100! (days Old) Party - Come celebrate with us our first 100 days at Hotel Casa Tota and La Santeña Restaurant and Cantina, downtown Todos Santos. Live music and dancing, begins at 5PM, with special guests, including some of the Casa Tota All Stars and others. There will be dancing. - HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612 145 0590, Todos SantosThursday, February 02
Friday, February 03
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
Live Music With Los Tocayos Sat At Cafelix. - Greg and Greg will be taking up their usual places from 6 to 9 on Sat. nite. C'mon in for pizza, beer and a good time. See you there! - Greg Kitchel, g.kitchel [- at -] montereybay.com, gregkitchel.com, 612 119 3705, Todos Santos
Amigos / Friends ~ $50 dollarsAmigos and Estrellas will be listed in the film festival catalog. Deadline Feb 1st. All of these members will have priority and reserved seating for 2 at the Opening Night Film "The Painting Lesson” (Chile, 2011). All Films with English Subtitles. - Sylvia Perel , sylvia [- at -] latinofilmfestival.org, http//www.TodosSantoscinefest.com, Todos Santos
Greens And Herbs Will Return February 4-5 - Thanks to all my fresh greens, herb and reusable bag customers, I'm attending the 14th annual Grupo Tortuguero turtle conference, and will be absent from the farmer's markets this weekend, but will back Feb 4-5 at Cañada del Diablo and Baja Beans. Special orders always welcome, free delivery: Mixed greens, arugula, mint, basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, tarragon, margoram, oregano, chives, italian parsely and cilantro. - Patricia Baum, teampaty [- at -] gmail.com, 612 145-0882
Art Show - La Ventana - Saturday, January 28th, 12:00 noon till 5:30 pm. Punta Cabrilla Clubhouse at Lana Lane, El Sargento North. Contact us for more information about this year's show or just mark it on your calendar and come on by! Proceeds to benefit the art programs in our community schools. If you wish to participate as an exhibitor or helper, there is still room for that! Lana: info [- at -] laventanabayproperties.com or call 114-0374, or Lana's cell: 044-612-149-5000. - Lana Nixon, holalana [- at -] gmail.com, 612-149-5000, Baja California Sur
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Class A Bus - Top of the line 2006 Pace Arrow 33 foot bus with 2 large slideouts. 20,000 miles $70,000 in as new condition even with complete cover and 2 air-conditioners. - Alex Springer, alexkspringer [- at -] msn.com, 624 159 7994
BMW R1200gs Adventure - 2011 with 3,000 miles, as new with all the toys including ESA and full BMW paniers and top box. $20,000 ready to explore the world - Alex Springer, alexkspringer [- at -] msn.com, 624 159-794
Inflatable Boat - For sale: 2009 14' Mercury Inflatable boat with 25hp Mercury two-stroke outboard. As new. Only 30 hrs. Complete with 2009 Highliner trailer. New price $7,000 USD. Selling price $4,200. Please email for photos and information. - , davidinbaja [- at -] gmail.com
For Sale-vendo Jeep + Trailer + Laptop En Pescadero - 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (with all the options), 4x4, with 94,000 miles, Mexican frontier plates $7,500 obo. 2005 Toy Trailer (back door comes down and becomes a ramp to load up multiple ATVs, motorcycles, tools, storage, etc.) 12’8” long x 6’6” wide x 6’9” high (560 cubic feet), outdated Nevada plates, $3,800 obo. Dell Inspiron 1010 Netbook, Intel Atom N450, 1.66Ghz, 1Gb Ram, 160Gb hard disk, HDIM connector, Windows XP-Pro $225; also an Acer netbook, similar characteristics (no HDIM) $175. Dell Inspiron 600m laptop, Pentium M, 1.46 Ghz, 512Mb Ram, 28Gb hard disk, XP-home $150.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (con todas las opciones), 4x4, with 150,000 kilometros, places Fronterizas $97,500. 2005 Toy Trailer (“carretilla”), la puerta de atras se baja y se forma una rampa para cargar varios ATVs, motocicletas, herramientas, deposito, etc. 3.87 metros de largo x 1.99m ancho, 2.06m alto, un total de 15.9 metros cubicos. Placas vencidas de Nevada, USA, $49,500. Vendo 2 netbooks, $2925 y $2275; mas una laptop $1950 ver caracteristicas arriba. - Bill, usa13 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-132-4710
19' Camper/trailer For Sale - Hi folks. we have an older used camper/trailer that we no longer use. location: Todos Santos. everything works..., cheap, easy way to stay out of the sun and wind. call, or email with questions. - Eric Schaefer, scheric [- at -] hotmail.com, 612.147.1408, Todos Santos
Solar Water Heating Systems - The amount of sunlight that hits the earth every few hours has more energy than the entire United States will consume in a year. The energy from the sun is there, and it is freely supplied by nature-all we need to do is intercept it, convert it, and use it. Consider solar water heating for your pool or home. Contact the local experts. - Susan Ackerman, ackerman1952 [- at -] gmail.com, www.solsticesolarofbaja.com, 624-142-8002
Ford Explorer For Sale - Ford Explorer XLT 1993 for sale - white - 160K miles - new tires - upgraded new air conditioning - imported - very well maintened - great conditions inside and outside - 3000 dollars - bajamotors [- at -] hotmail.com - , bajamotors [- at -] hotmail.com, www.casaverdeinn.com.mx
HP Printer For Sale - I have a 1 yr old HP PhotoSmart C4680 printer for sale. This is an all in one(Copy, fax, scan, print) Unfortunately the scan function is not working. It prints great and comes with extra ink. $45.00 USD. (the ink alone is worth more than that). Call Tom 612-178-0096 - , carrollemail [- at -] aol.com
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
House For Rent! - Confortable house for rent in las tunas very close to the beach.2 bedroom,2 bathroom,living room and kichen.All the house is with fourniture, including TV with sky. Come and check it out your self,i promise that it is what you are looking for,because you wont get any other house more chip and beautiful than this. - Mireille Nzohabona, 6121007805, Todos Santos
House For Rent- Las Brisas - Charming one bedroom one bathroom house, 14' ceilings, tastefully furnished and decorated, ocean and desert views, fenced and gated with shaded parking, satellite tv with 8 movie channels, internet, water and electricity included. $475/month- min 6 months, longer preferred. For photos see link. - casamariabaja [- at -] gmail.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Casa-Maria-Todos-Santos/215924155167582?sk=photos, Todos Santos
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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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Coming Down From Taos? - If anyone is coming down from Taos I have a prescription waiting for me at Walgreens that I would greatly appreciate being brought down for me. Please let me know and I will arrange for them to give it to you. Thanks. - Brock Taylor, bajabrock [- at -] gmail.com, 612-145-0873
Ride Offered To Cabo San Lucas - I'm leaving the United States Soon. We can split gas. Give me a call or email at richygreengo [- at -] hotmail.com, 575-779-6146. Thanks, Richy. - Richard Green, richygreengo [- at -] hotmail.com, 575-779-6146
Ride South - Anyone heading down soon? Can drive/share and $/share. I go back-and-forth every 6 weeks and want to beat the airfare reality. Cerritos area. reggiecollins [- at -] att.net, Baja California Sur
Wanted: Ride To Cabo Airport Jan. 31 - Need ride to San Jose del Cabo airport Tuesday, Jan. 31. Plane leaves at 5:20 p.m. Share gas expenses. - Christine Douglas, cdoug1946 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-103-7021
Flying In or Out of Cabo on Feb 1st - I will be arriving that day and am looking for a ride but also have a car in TS and would like to hear from folks departing that day and needing a way to get to the airport. - Tom Parrish, tparrish [- at -] air.org, Todos Santos
Driving Calgary To Baja in Early February - Leaving Calgary, AB, in minivan late January to Baja, via California. Have room for one mature passenger and/or small parcels to help with costs. Very flexible with dates and route, but want to be at least to La Paz by Feb. 10. Would love to hear about anyone else heading that way in early February for possible caravan. Drop me a note if you have designs on influencing any part of this trek. - L. McMillan, makintraxx [- at -] gmail.com, 403-973-8959
Ride Available Early February - Todos Santos to Northern California. Leaving early Feb. 7. Space for 1, maybe 2, and luggage. Need to arrive in S.F. Bay Area on Feb. 10. Better to phone if interested. cell: 612-118-2379 - Sandra Arevalo, arevalosan [- at -] aol.com, 612-178-0056
Caravan mid-February? - Leaving Oregon mid-February for East Cape, flexible. Looking for another to caravan with. Have dogs so need some stops. Not in a crazy/fast hurry :-). Could meet someone at Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada and at least to La Paz (thru the more desolate areas). Have driven several times. Please write: rossib [- at -] linnbenton.edu - Barbara, rossib [- at -] linnbenton.edu, Baja California Sur
Submit your Rides or Caravans Needed/Available articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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 -
Lab Mix Puppy For Adoption - Lily is a 10-week-old lab mix puppy found under the fig tree near Rancho Pescadero with her sister Bella. Bella is going to Santa Cruz in April, but Lily is up for adoption on 1/29/12. She will have all her shots by then. Lily is in great health, very cute, attentive, easy. Crate training in progress. She often sleeps all night (8 p.m.-6 a.m.). Lily looks like she will be medium sized. Please email if interested. - Sally Bondi, sally [- at -] 2s2ginc.com, 612-171-3714, Pescadero
Lost Cat ->>> - "Radio," our male cat, got out of the house early on Saturday, Jan. 21. Normally he would return ASAP at the sound of his food. It's been over 24 hours and there's no sign of him on our property or the neighbors. He's white with grey and black stripes, blue eyes, large, fixed. If you have any information to his whereabouts please contact us at the Old Charles Stewart home on the corner of Obregon & Centenario next to Cafe Todos Santos. - Janine & Mauricio Duran Wall, durm_27 [- at -] hotmail.com coneyislandgreen [- at -] yahoo.com, (612)152-4499 or (612)134-4478, Todos Santos
<<<- Nice Dog Needs Home - Cute boxer-like dog needs good home, has been fixed and is healthy, very energetic and is a good watch dog. www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150468445372414.358302.692117413&type=1&l=5960ca10ca - Eva Torres Lepine, eva_lepine [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-108-8447, La Paz
Stray Puppy Needs Good Home ->>> - I am a stray that was rescued in La Paz at a Christmas Eve party, I am extremely skinny and would like to find a good home. The nice girl that rescued me is willing to foster me for a while and have me fixed as soon as I gain a bit of weight, but I will need a good home because it is a little crowded at her house and just not possible for me to stay here forever. - Eva Torres, eva_lepine [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-108-8447, La Paz
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