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9th Annual Todos Santos Film Festival - Tickets On Sale Now! - The Todos Santos Film Festival & the Baja Rancheros are coming to town Feb. 23-27. The event will feature 30 films from Latin America, Mexico and Baja California. Special Events include Short Film Festival, Youth in Video, Agua y Oro, Hollywood in Todos Santos at Hotel California, Baja Cinema, prestigious guests and more.
Reserved Tickets are on sale now at El Tecolote Bookstore in Todos Santos. VIP line for patrons with tickets. In Los Cabos/La Paz, call GotBaja at 612-125-5991. Visit our website for the latest information. cinefest [- at -] latinofilmfestival.org, www.TodosSantoscinefest.org
Oscar Awards Night - Festival De Cine Todos Santos - Fundraiser - February 26, 2011 - 4pm to ?? at Hotel California. Oscar Awards on 3 Large Screen TVs – with 1 quiet room for serious viewers. Dress Hollywood Glam with prizes for best dressed male/female. Doors open at 4pm for the "Red Carpet" review. Oscars Awards to follow. Ballot cards for $50 pesos with a prize for the winner. Pre-sale tickets $150 pesos at El Tecolote Bookstore and Hotel California, and at the door for $200 pesos . Offering complimentary tapas, no-host bar and special no-host appetizer menu. We hope to see you. Be Fabulous Darlings! - Sylvia Perel, sylvia [- at -] latinofilmsociety.org, www.todossantoscinefest.com, Todos Santos
The Children, Of The Internado, Need Eating Utensils, - the cooks need pots, pans, skillets, the gardener needs a hose and twenty four little girls need a mat or a rug to sit on to watch TV instead of the cement floor. There is no money in the budget for any of these. If you have any broken electrical appliances Profe Rodolpho would love to have them because he has a friend who probably can make them work or at least use the parts. And they still need a friend to come forward to speak to the community for these beautiful children - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [- at -] hotmail.com, 612 10 05872
"Asking For Donations" Courtesy Baja Pony Express - We are asking for donations to help a local family fly to Tijuana to received medical care for their 3 year old son Ulises, who has tumors threatening his eyesight. He is already blind in one eye and needs medical attention before the tumor takes his sight completely. Last summer he went to mainland Mexico, Obregon, and was told nothing could be done.
Thank you all who donated to help for this previous trip. He is now being helped by a charity organization in San Diego but they need new testing in Tijuana so they can make a diagnosis and evaluate his situation. Anything you could give would help with their travel expenses and be greatly appreciated. For donations or questions please contact Fatima at fcr1 [- at -] live.com or call at 624-141-0243. Thank you. - Fatima, Los Barriles
Septic Tank Cleaning By The Water Department (SAPA) - Our water department (SAPA) can order the Septic Truck from La Paz if enough users require it. We need three or four services to get them to come. The truck is large so it can do the clean up in just one load and the cost is far cheaper than the available local services. Please e-mail me if you are interested so I can form a group and order the service from La Paz. Thanks. - Erik Castellanos, esturemark [- at -] gmail.com, 612-1270398, Todos Santos
Attention Ping Pong Players - The second annual ping pong tournament to benefit the Lifeguard program at Cerritos Beach will be held Saturday, March 4, 2012, 9 a.m. at Baja Beans in Pescadero. There will be singles and doubles, so sharpen up your skills. If anyone has a table that they can lend to the event, please contact us ASAP. Entry fee 100 pesos each for singles and doubles. There is a sign-up sheet at Baja Beans. Please indicate your skill level (beginner, intermediate or advanced). - Oscar Rosales, oscar5682 [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
"Friends Of Shakespeare" Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Please consider a membership in Baja Shakespeare’s "Friends of Shakespeare" patron group. For 100 playbills membership benefits include two tickets to the performance with preferred seating, an invitation to the Baja Shakespeare Cast & Crew kick off party March 10, the knowledge that you are sponsoring the Student Preview Performance for school children of the East Cape, and other benefits too numerous to mention here! Please contact Anne Herschleb at herschleb [- at -] gmail.com for more information. - Baja Shakespear, Los Barriles
Glass Repair - Does anyone know of a windsheild glass repair place in La Paz? I have several small chips from rocks I need to mend. - Martha Kincaid, martha2mendo [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
Taxi From The San Jose Del Cabo Bus Depot? - So, I've looked all over the Internet and they give lots of info for taking a taxi from the airport to the bus depot, but no info on the reverse. Has anyone taken a taxi from the bus depot in San Jose to the airport? We are leaving from Todos Santos. Any info will be greatly appreciated. - Gail & Michael Fisherrero, googoo52 [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
Looking For Paul & Sarah - English couple that spent alot of time in Todos Santos caretaking properties.Anyone know of them or how to reach them? Thanks! - Jordon Cameron, two40jordi [- at -] hotmail.com, 6121495066
50% Discount For Hotel/Resort Deal In Our Own Backyard - You may want to let your friends or family know about a pretty good local hotel deal, courtesy of Groupon. Offer is good for a 50% discount off a three-night stay for up to eight people in a one-, two-, or three-bedroom suite at the Sol Pacifico Cerritos Hotel in Los Cerritos. You can combine up to six nights at the 50% discount rate.
Fine print from Groupon: You must book by Jan 01, 2013 and complete travel by Feb 01 2013. Not valid Nov. 19 thru 25, 2012 or Dec 20, 2012 thru Jan 01, 2013. Limit 2 offers per person, may buy multiple offers as gifts. Limit 2 offers per visit. Click here to view the details on Groupon's website: http://www.solpacificocerritos.com. Email or call with questions. - info [- at -] solpacificocerritos.com, (925) 218-2138.-
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, February 03
Friday, February 03, through Sunday, February 12
Retreat at TsegyalgarWest - In the San Jose Mountains with Steven Landsberg. Course/retreat will cover general views of Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen. Contact tsegyalgarwestsecretary [- at -] gmail.com, bajagar.blogspot.com, www.tsegyalgarwest.org, Baja California SurSaturday, February 04
Kiteboarding For Girls Free Clinic - Presented by www.Exotikite.com 2:30pm, Los Barriles, and led by Megan O'Leary kiteboarding [- at -] exotikite.com of the KB4Girls Baja Chapter. - Info at www.kb4girls.org/chapters/entry/los-barriles-baja-sur.html.Saturday, February 04 - Saturday, February 11
El XV Festival Del Arte Todos Santos - 15th Annual Todos Santos Art Festival - Plaza Marquez de Leon, Todos Santos. Exhibit and Sale of Art and Regional Crafts will take place each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Public Plaza and Hotel California Parking lot. Various events will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day in the Public Plaza. 8:00 p.m. Official Inauguration of the XV Todos Santos Arts Festival will take place tonight at 8 p.m. followed at 8:15 p.m. with music by Chamin Correa y Los 3 Caballeros in Concert (traditional and romantic Mexican music). Contact: www.todossantoscultura.comSunday, February 05
Superbowl at La Garra - 2:00 p.m. pregame and 4:00 p.m. Game. We will be showing everything including the Halftime show with Madonna and serving our now famous $15 peso mugs of Modelo Chope draft beer. - Happy & Chuy Cota, lagarrarsb [- at -] gmail.com, 612-145-0004Monday, February 06 - Sunday, February 12
15th Annual Todos Santos Art Festival - Continues at noon with the dance event, "Aztlán," Municipal Folkloric Ballet in the Public Plaza. Music & Dance will continue at 8 p.m. with Percusion Limanya at the Manuel Marquez de Leon Theater. Contact: www.todossantoscultura.comTuesday, February 07
15th Annual Todos Santos Art Festival - Continues at 7:00 p.m. with a guitar recital by Alfredo Madrigal Garcia at the Church of Nuestra señora del Pilar. At 8:00 p.m. will be the Circus Cabaret in the Manuel Márquez de León Theater. As part of the Festival, Jaznum Fragoso Bishop will give a Clay Sculpture Workshop today through Feb. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Cultural Center under the Arts Festival. The workshop is free of charge. For more information regarding the clay workshop, contact Heriberto Parra Hake, hparra [- at -] prodigy.net.mx, www.todossantoscultura.com/agendac.html, 612-117-3945, Todos SantosWednesday, February 08
15th Annual Todos Santos Art Festival - Continues with a Flamenco Guitar Recital, Jesús Gallo, soloist, at 7 p.m. at the Church of Nuestra señora del Pilar. At 8 p.m. will be a classical piano concert by Mauricio Haneine in the Manuel Marquez de Leon Theater. Contact: www.todossantoscultura.comThursday, February 09
Meet The Artist Series - 5:30 PM, Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen, Todos Santos - Popular local artist, Erick Ochoa, will talk about his life as an artist. Benefits Palapa Society. Contact: Michael Mcallister heronsnestbaja [- at -] earthlink.net, 612-152-6166Thursday, February 09 - Friday, February 10
Figure Painting: 2-Day Seminar With Michele Guilvezan Tanner - Michele is coming back! She enjoyed meeting everyone so much 6 months ago she wants to have another class. 2 days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., painting a live model. The first day will be an entire figure, the second day a portrait only, with a discussion after lunch. Cost: $150 USD plus a donation for a local model. Call or email Penny to reserve your space: 612-147-7550. - Penny Brozda, pennybrozda [- at -] mac.com, www.giulvezan.com/, 612-147-7550
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
Saturday Carnaval Night and Sunday Superbowl at La Garra - Join us Saturday, Feb 04 at 9:00pm at La Garra Restaurant Sports Bar, Todos Santos. Come meet our local candidates for Carnaval King And Queen. Live music.
On Sunday, Feb. 5th, join us for a fun afternoon of Superbowl! 2:00 p.m. is the pregame and 4:00 p.m. is the Game. We will be showing everything including the Halftime show with Madonna and serving our now famous $15 peso mugs of Modelo Chope draft beer. Look at our Facebook page to see our events and specials: Facebook La Garra Bar - Happy & Chuy Cota, lagarrarsb [- at -] gmail.com, 612-145-0004
Viva Amor! Tracy Durland To Sing At Cafelix - Saturday, February 18, 7-9pm - Join us at Cafelix for a celebration in honor of Valentine's Day featuring Romantic Classics in Spanish and Jazz in English. Under the stars and in the center of Todos Santos, feel the enchantment of well known love songs from north and south of the Border. Great food, wine, beer, and more and Tracy's music to warm your heart. Long Live Love! No cover.
Viva Amor! Tracy Durland Va a Cantar en Cafelix - el Sabado, el 18 de Febrero, 7-9 de la noche. Vengan Vds. en Cafelix para celebrar y honrar el Dia Del Amor Y La Amistad con Clasicas Romanticas en Espanol y Jazz en Ingles. Debajo de las estrellas en el centro de Todos Santos sientan Vds. el encantamiento de canciones de amor bien conocidas desde el norte y el sur de la Frontera. Comida sabrosa, vino, cerveza y mas y musica para calentar sus corazones. Viva Amor! No cover - Felix Guluarte, Todos Santos
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
PVC Water Pipes For Sale - Water Pipes for sale. 10, 2 ¼ 20’ long Cresline AG PVC SDR 32.5 125PSI and 8 20’lenghts of ¾ PVC pipes SCH 40 PVC 1120. Any reasonable offer accepted. - Leo, lbuijss [- at -] yahoo.ca, 612-103-2440, Todos Santos
Pineda Covalin - Are you familiar with pineda covalin designers? They are made with silk, colorful, beautiful and very Mexican in design. I have some to sell. Please call me if you are interested, 612-161-6740. - Laura Marquez, laurimar23 [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-161-6740
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 at 612-178-0096. - carrollemail [- at -] aol.com, carrollemail [- at -] aol.com
For Sale: 1999 Suburban - 1999 Suburban white with tan interior, excellent condition. Low mileage [96K], fully loaded, AC and rear AC. Chrome running boards and custom rear bumper with tow package. South Dakota registration, so no problems renewing sticker each year. Located in Todo Santos. Contact Sergio at spayaso [- at -] hotmail to view, or contact Bob at robert.thomson25 [- at -] yahoo.com for more info/photos. Asking $4,500 USD. robert.thomson25 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
Rahan Living Room, Dining Set - Includes 3 lateral couches, 2 dining tables and 1 center table, 1 Showcase, 2 bookshelves. For more info and to check out the pics, contact Maria in La Paz. - Maria Fenech, ggarciaf50 [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-128-6653, La Paz
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
$10,000 Price Reduction--Spectacular View Home - Paradise just got more affordable! Well-maintained home is located in desirable Las Tunas neighborhood of Todos Santos. Huge lot is 10,300 square feet--nearly ¼-ace. 1 BR, 1 BA with 720 square feet of interior living space; 600 square feet of outdoor patio area. Spectacular views of ocean, mountain, desert.
Home features reverse floor plan with upstairs kitchen and two patios shaded by traditional wooden ramadas. Downstairs, there is a bedroom, large bathroom, living room and cooling outdoor fountain courtyard. Mature landscaping with drip irrigation. Recently upgraded septic system. New 5000-liter potable water system with new pressure pump. Built-in outdoor garden fireplace. New mini-split air conditioning system downstairs. New refrigerator included. Home is connected to city power and also has backup solar system. Fresh paint indoors and out. Fenced yard with beautiful custom wrought iron gate.
Excellent shops, restaurants and surfing beaches nearby. Formerly offered at $189,000, New Price is $179,000. - Mike Brozda, mike.brozda [- at -] yahoo.com, MX: 612-147-7550 US 831-454-9365, Todos Santos
Housesitter Needed - We are looking for a responsible,reliable, person or couple;possibly with RV,to reside at our house as housesitters along with dealing with vacation groups renting the property when needed, in exchange for residency.Awesome estate at Cerritos Beach! - Jordon Cameron, two40jordi [- at -] hotmail.com, 6121495066
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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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Ride Needed: - Needed: A ride for one very adventurous cat from Rancho Leonaro to San Ignacio. Cali the calico, who is originally from El Rosario, decided to stow away in someone's truck canopy and travel to East Cape. She is really having a great time there but we want her back. If you are cat tolerant and would consider bringing her with you from the south to here, we will gladly host your stay here at Ignacio Springs. Cali is a very good traveler. We can possibly arrange a meet up to get her to you if you are not in that region. Please call us at 615-154-0333 or email terry [- at -] ignaciosprings.com. Thanks. Terry and Gary - Terry Marcer, 615-154-0333, Baja California Sur
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
Driving Calgary To La Paz Feb. 1 - Leaving Calgary Feb. 1 in minivan, via Kelowna, Oregon , California. Crossing border approx. Feb. 6. Would like to hear from anyone else driving about that time, for possible caravan. Flexible on date and border crossing point. - L. Mc Millan, 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
Ride From San Jose Airport Needed Feb. 24 - Arriving February 24 at 2 p.m. Would like to hire a driver for pick up at the San Jose Airport to take me to Todos Santos or Cerritos. Please include rate and other information in response. bonstan [- at -] telus.net - Bon Staniszkis
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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 -
Please Adopt Me ->>> - I am just laying here in the sand waiting for someone to take me home or at least scratch my stomach. I live at Punta Lobos and am around 8 mos. old. I have just been spayed and the vet says I am in good health. But puppy life is lonely out here. Think about it. If interested call or e-mail me. - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-102-7983, Todos Santos
<<<- Adorable Puppies - We would be more adorable if we had a home. We were left at Punta Lobos and live out there for now. We are about 8 weeks old and are quite healthy considering we are homeless. If interested in adopting or fostering these puppies, please contact me. - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-102-7983, Todos Santos
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
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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