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A Busy Week At Visions Gallery...and A Party, Too! - It’s a very busy week for the arts this week with all the activities of the Annual Todos Santos Arts Festival so be sure and mark your calendar for some other very important events at Visions Gallery in Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen. At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, the popular “Meet the Artist” series will continue its season with our internationally known, hometown painter and art teacher, Erick Ochoa, who will discuss the development of his stellar career as an artist.
At 6 p.m. the same evening, after Erick’s presentation, the gallery doors will open on this year’s Open Studio Tour Preview Show and Party featuring works from each of the 31 participating tour artists. This sampler will help you plan your day visiting studios that will be open to the public, for one day only, Feb. 12, 2012. The evening will include refreshments by Cafelix and Boyitaco and the music of Alberto Poli for your listening and dancing pleasure.
On Feb. 12, The Palapa Society’s Third Annual Artists Open Studio Tour starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Passes are available from Cafelix, Hotel Guaycura, and Hotel Casa Toda starting on Feb. 6 and only at Cafelix on the day of the event starting at 9 a.m. Passes may be reserved by calling Diane at 145-0586. You must purchase a pass to be admitted to the open studios. Children under 12 are free. No pets please. Cost per pass is only 150 pesos.
There is no admission charge for the “Meet the Artist Series” or for the gallery opening. However, donations are gratefully accepted. Additional food and beverages may be purchased on premises. All proceeds from the Palapa Society’s 3rd Annual Open Studio Tour are used for funding children’s art activities. - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [- at -] earthlink.net, artistsoftodossantos.com, 044-612-152-6166
Fuel Overcharge In Guerrero Negro - Everyone traveling north and south be aware of a situation at the PeMex nearest the flag in Guerrero Negro. It's the one located just north of the entrance to GN. They are, once again, shorting on the amount and overcharging by 10 pesos per litre. I questioned the man in charge and showed him all of my other facturas. He shrugged and said it was because of the higher cost of cargo. We wondered how come the one just north of that PeMex was totally full of vehicles getting fuel and yet when we drove into the one closest to town it was deserted. We thought perhaps he was out of fuel. He said no. We should have kept going right then. - Elizabeth Honneyman, EHcoz [- at -] aol.com
Book Exchange - We just arrived back to our "other home". I brought down three cases of books. Is anyone interested in exchanging books? Some of the books I've got to exchange are: The Help*, Secret Daughter*, The Descendents*, The Tenderness of Wolves*,The Keep, Empire Falls*, The Good Indian Wife, The Kennedy Women, Saga of an American Family, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, The Life of Elizabeth I, Julia & Julie, My Life in France, Julia Child, Bella Tuscany, Shanghai Girls, The Blind Side*, The Castaways*, a lot of James Patterson, Ken Follet, Nora Roberts, Anna Quindlen books. I am interested in "The China Study", The Stephen Hawkins Series. - Eliz Honneyman, EHcoz [- at -] aol.com
Driver Needed - Moving to Cerritos and need driver from Sacramento (or even San Diego) to drive my Dodge 1500 truck with my kid's toys and few kitchen items. We fly down on Tuesday, February 7th. Time is of the essence as my kids want to have their belongings as soon as possible once we arrive. Would appreciate help. - Davia Weiner, Davia [- at -] weinerlawoffices.com, 415-515-6137, Baja California Sur
Looking For Dog House - I am looking for an outdoor dog house. Have you seen any around Todos or do you have one you would want to sell, trade or give away? - Paolo Marchesi, marchesi_photo [- at -] yahoo.com
Anyone Traveling South To Todos Santos? - Looking for someone to take a small package to Todos Santos for me. It is fabric, so not too heavy. Need time to Federal Express to you from Sonoma, CA. - Linda Hamilton, linda [- at -] lindahamiltondesigns.com, 415.381.9087, Todos Santos
Wanted: Drive Shaft - I'm looking for a rear drive shaft for '84-'85 Toyota 4x4 Ext Cab 5 speed. Please contact me if you have one or know of where I might find one. - Steve, sbshoff [- at -] yahoo.com
Help Again - I need a dish TV receiver brought down. I can have it shipped to your address and I am willing to pay, what ever is considered fair for helping me with this. - Pat Light, patluz1 [- at -] gmail.com, 760-845-1795 US cell; 612-153-9187, Elias Calles
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.)
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.comMonday, February 06
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
Wholesome Home and Garden Workshop - The first in a series of workshops taught my Virginia Moonstone Mazzetti of Todos Santos. Featured will be a talk introducing the ethics and principles of Permaculture, a self-sustaining, ecologically based landscape technique, and a walk about the land to observe some of these principles in action. Time: 10 to 12; Fee: $100 pesos; Place: In the Otro Lado in Todos Santos. From Calle Juarez turn onto Topete and cross the hueta, turning left on the Horizontal. Go past the school and continue onto the dirt road which swings to the right. In a mile look for a sign on the right saying "Permaculture Workshop". or Call 612-119-4098. - Va. Moonstone Mazzetti, wholesomehomeandgarden [- at -] gmail.com, 612-119-4098Thursday, 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/, 612-147-7550Sunday, February 12
Reiki Level I Certification Workshop - 12:30 - 5:30 pm, Healing Arts Center of Todos Santos, Todos Santos. Learn Reiki Hands-On Healing. In this course, you will learn how to give Reiki Healing to yourself and to others, and receive Reiki Level I Certification. $75 USD. Register at info [- at -] allisoneaton.com.. Contact: Allison Eaton info [- at -] allisoneaton.com, 612-152-3896, www.allisoneaton.com
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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 -
Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment
Tai Chi Classes At Cerritos - Rhoda Jacobs will be teaching a new Beginning Tai Chi class starting Friday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. This class will meet every Friday through April. Come and take as many classes as you can starting this Friday. Please call/email for information and/or directions. No prerequisites required. - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [- at -] gmail.com, www.taichifoundation.org, 612-157-6088 (cell)
Wholesome Home and Garden Hosting 2 Workshops - Feb. 8 is the first in a series of workshops taught my Virginia Moonstone Mazzetti of Todos Santos. There will be a talk introducing the ethics and principles of Permaculture, a self-sustaining, ecologically based landscape technique, and a walk about the land to observe some of these principles in action.
Feb. 8 Workshop Time: 10 to 12; Fee: $100 pesos; Place: In the Otro Lado in Todos Santos. From Calle Juarez turn onto Topete and cross the hueta, turning left on the Horizontal. Go past the school and continue onto the dirt road which swings to the right. In a mile look for a sign on the right saying "Permaculture Workshop". or Call 612-119-4098
Feb. 15 Workshop An Introduction to Feng Shui, the original environmental science based on Taoist principles. Learn the basics of observing and analyzing your space so that you can create more health, wealth and happiness in your life. Time: 1-4; Fee: $400 pesos; Place: The home of Tory Sepulveda in Todos Santos. Look for specific directions in the Onion next week.
Feb. 22 Workshop Another Permaculture talk but scheduled for the afternoon from 2 to 4. Same fee, same place. Watch for a future announcement in the Onion. - Va. Moonstone Mazzetti, wholesomehomeandgarden [- at -] gmail.com, Baja Tips Weekly, "Spot Light on Virginia Mazzetti, 612-119-4098
Sunset Cine Club Presents "A Day Without Mexicans" - Wednesday, February 8, 7PM, Café Brown (Colegio Militar & Hidalgo), Todos Santos. Come enjoy a movie, talk about film, make a movie suggestion: Dir. Sergio Arau, with Eduardo Palomo - Carlos Navarro aortico_cang [- at -] hotmail.com, 6121451067, www.facebook.com/pages/Sunset-Cine-Club/174680779285589
Zumba With Juanita - Zumba classes in English
Wednesday and Friday 10:00am Casa Madera in Todos Santos
Wednesday and Friday 4:00pm Rancho Pescadero Call for directions and further information - Jan Turner, jant [- at -] aol.com, 145-0684
Cabaret Circus Theater Show - All the talent fired from Cirque Du Soleil and Disneyland!.. the masterminds behind Madonna! The most excentric and esquizofrenic shows have arrived to take the ultimate risk! Full of hilarious sketches where the audience can dance and throw things to the stage! A place where the bizarre and the stravaganza fill up the air! Unpredictable nights where anything can happen, and if you dont enjoy what you see, you will enjoy messing with it!
Circus, Theater Cabaret Show from Guadalajara and Slovenia. Only two dates: Cerritos and Pescadero, Monday 13 of February at 6:00 pm at Villa de Cerritos las Tortugas. And in Todos Santos, Thursday 16 of February at 4:00 pm at the parking place of CaFelix Boyitacos. Reservations by mail. Space limited - Dulce Chavez, amayaum [- at -] gmail.com, www.unicirka.wordpress.com, 6121565652
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
China/Display Cabinet - Large (5'wide, 3'8"tall, 16" deep) wall or counter mount cabinet. Oak with glass doors and sides with mirrored back. (No broken glass.) Priced to sell...no place to store it. - Chuck Cimino, carlosylina [- at -] hotmail.com, (612) 145-0562, Todos Santos
Top Quality Dogs For Sale: Belgian Shepherd Malinois - Need a top quality security and companion dog? I have two healthy, 4-month-old Belgian Shephard Malinois available for sale to a good home immediately. Highly intelligent, active, and loyal. Interested parties please contact me by email provided. (I'm located in CSL.) Cheers! -Paul Neubrand - Paul Neubrand, paulneubrand [- at -] gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Cabos-Belgian-Shephard-Malionis/356736621003989?sk=wall, Cabo San Lucas
HP Deskjet Printer 722c - Just arrived back to our house here and discovered the printer we have here, HP Deskjet 722C, can't connect to our new computer. Printer is in excellent condition and includes a new black ink cartridge. Sale price for both $28.00 USD. - Andy Le2w, AGLew2 [- at -] aol.,com
Quad And Motorcycle Repair - new to todo santos I am a factory trained and certified mechanic with many years experience in race prep and basic service.I can get parts like new tires brakes and any thing you need. I can also fix mt bikes and preform services. Come on down to my shop at La Canada I am open monday to friday from 10 to 5 my email is gasper_gary [- at -] yahoo.com or my phone is 612 102 6648 or us 424 206 8052 Thanks. - Gary Gasper, gasper_gary [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 102 6648, Todos Santos
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Great Opportunity - Casa Pelicanos! Good day, all. I am trying to sell this great house for a US client with health problems. 3 beds, 2 bath, all new appliances, air cond., gated 2 car carport, very secure. $79,000 USD cash offer will be accepted by Seller. All documents have been signed and ready to transfer with Notario. Excellent Offer! - L. Craig Riches, lc [- at -] landsendrealty.com, www.landsendrealty.com/listings/casa-pelicanos/, 044-612-136-9366
Housing Wanted - I am looking for a place to live in the Todos Santos area through the remainder of the school year, Feb. 19- June 20. We are a bit flexible and longer term is possible. - Vicki Vanyo, victoriavanyo [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-105-1962
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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 North Needed - Hey all, My boyfriend and I are in southern Baja, specifically in La Ribera at Buena Fortuna Botanical Garden. We need to get to LA, but we will take a ride for any part of the way. We are easy going and can help with gas and driving. Send an email nagelben [- at -] yahoo.com. Thanks, Carys and Benji - Benji Nagel, nagelben [- at -] yahoo.com, Baja California Sur
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
Ride Offered To and From SJD Airport From TS Friday, Feb. 10 - I'm heading to SJD for 2:30 p.m. from Todos Santos and I will have room for some passengers who need a ride to the airport or back from the airport. Feel free to email, text or call (no voicemail) to work out the details. - Ward Whitehead, wardwhitehead [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-143-7561, Todos Santos
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
Dog Lost? Check with Baja Dogs - If you have lost a dog, please check with Baja Dogs La Paz at 612-155-8948 or email lostdog [- at -] bajadogs.org. We quite often have dogs at the refuge that we hope owners will claim.
Dogs for Adoption: We have many wonderful dogs for adoption. Please come out and visit the refuge in El Centenario or call 612-155-8948. All of our dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered and healthy.
How to Donate: To donate to Baja Dogs La Paz, you can do so through Pay Pal, donate directly through our bank: Bancomer, Account #164033159; donate directly at the refuge or email bdlp [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org and we will make arrangements to pick up your donation. We also are very grateful for any donations of any type of dog food. Please call 612-140-2575 for pick up. Thank you!
All donations are used for general operating and maintenance of the refuge, our spay and neuter campaign and education programs. You may choose where you want your money spent. 100% of all donations to Baja Dogs La Paz, AC are used to help rescue street dogs in La Paz or to reduce their numbers. Donations pay for food, medication, veterinary care, utilities and water, cleaning supplies, etc., and 1 full-time and 2 part-time staff members who care for the dogs 7 days a week. No Board Member receives compensation. - Mario, info [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org, www.bajadogslapaz.org/, 612-155-8948, La Paz
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