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News and Events, Questions and Answers
Photos of The Todos Santos Arts Festival Parade and Sunday's Shows ->>> - The first Arts Festival parade on Sunday, and the subsequent events in the plaza (including an amazing merge of locals drummers with stilt dancers and percussion players from the parade), were a lot of fun. Here's a public link to a slideshow of the favorites from the photos I took that day: http://photography.vickirby.com/tsartsfest/slideshow. Enjoy! - Vic Kirby, vic [- at -] vickirby.com, photography.vickirby.com, 145-0586
Last Minute Change In The Todos Santos Arts Festival Schedule - Due to health problems, the pianist Mauricio Henaine, scheduled to give a concert Wednesday, Feb. 8, will not be able to perform. Instead, we will present the music band, "Los Pulpos En Su Tinta," (Octopus In Its Ink). We apologize for any inconvenience. Sincerely, the XV Todos Santos Arts Festival Organizing Committe. - Heriberto Parra Hake, hparra [- at -] prodigy.net.mx, 612-117-3945, Todos Santos
Animal Lovers of Mexico Association (ALMA) - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Alma's newsletter will be out soon. The brown tick, which is almost endemic in our area is discussed with different options offered to prevent your dog from hosting them that are unique to our area. Also you will meet some charming dogs wanting to love someone unconditionally!
You can sign up on Alma's website's homepage. www.almacares.com. You will receive an email asking you to confirm, just click the link and you will be signed up. Check your junk mail for almaenews [- at -] gmail.com. If you failed to confirm, please sign-up again. Thank you to those who have complimented us on the newsletter, we are glad you enjoy it and learn from it. We try to keep is short for easy reading. - ALMA
Lost Keys - I lost three keys on a gold clasp across from the hospital Tuesday morning +- 9AM. If you find them and turn them into Tecolote Book Store I will so appreciate it. - Claudia Hatler, 612-100-5872
Who Sells Honda Generators? - I am looking for a Honda 2000i generator inverter. Who sells them here? - Stanley Patenaude, stanley [- at -] caboinnhotel.com, 624-147-7577
Stuff Needs Ride Down To Todos - We can't get everything in our car! If you live in Bay Area, California, and are going down and have some room and need some gas money, please call us. We are leaving in approx. one week. - Christine Douglas, cdoug1946 [- at -] yahoo.com, 510-984-3030; 510-776-0951, Todos Santos
HughesNet Satellite Internet Token Bank - HughesNet has a Fair Access Policy, or "FAP," which limits the amount of data you can download each day. Whe the limit is exceeded, the system speed drops to something like that of a dial-up telephone modem. The FAP reduction can last for up to 24 hours. This can be pretty frustrating when attempting to download large videos or streaming audio programs. To help keep track of your daily usage, you can download and install HughesNet's Status Meter widget here: services.hughesnet.com/service_tools/Status_Meter/index.cfm
Many HughesNet customers are not aware that HughesNet provides one free "restore" token each month that can be applied to immediately restore service to full speed if the customer goes over their FAP limit. HughesNet also makes additional tokens available for purchase for around $10 to $15, depending upon your service plan.
Announced this last week, HughesNet has introduced a new "Token Bank" feature; if you don’t use your free monthly Restore Token, you can carry it over to the following month up to a maximum total of three tokens. There is no additional charge for the new feature and it has already been automatically added to everyone's service plan. Additional tokens are still available for purchase. For more information about HughesNet's FAP Policy and the new Token Bank feature, go here: www.hughesnet.com/residential-satellite-internet/faqs/fair-access-policy.cfm - alan [- at -] hughes.net
Journal Del Pacifico - The latest issue of "Journal del Pacifico," Festival 2012, is now available at fine locations through Todos Santos, Pescadero and La Paz. Look inside for information on the Festival de Cine Todos Santos (with film showing in La Paz at Galería Galería and Teatro Juárez), the Artist’s Studio Tour and the Historic Home Tour. All these events and more are also on our blog: http://journaldelpacifico.com/blog/
Can’t be in Baja right now? Read the whole issue in PDF format at: http://journaldelpacifico.com/blog/issues-online/festival-2012/
If you’d like to receive our magazine at your location, contact us today! yani [- at -] journaldelpacifico.com Proud to be Mexican owned, printed in Mexico and promoting Baja for over 15 years. - Janice Kinne, journaldelpacifico.com/blog/
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.)
Wednesday, 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/, 612-147-7550Friday, February 10
Tai Chi Classes At Cerritos Begins - 11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. Beginning Tai Chi class to meet every Friday through April. Please call/email for information and/or directions. - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [- at -] gmail.com, www.taichifoundation.org, 612-157-6088 (cell)Sunday, February 12
Early Valentines Brunch On Sunday At Posada La Poza - Brunch Buffet, 10 am to 2 pm., 150 pesos plus t&t. Reservation required. - Juerg and Libusche, reservations [- at -] lapoza.com, www.lapoza.com, 6121450400Monday, February 13
Cabaret Circus Theater Show - Circus, Theater Cabaret Show from Guadalajara and Slovenia. Cerritos and Pescadero show is tonight at 6:00 p.m. at Villa de Cerritos las Tortugas. Reservations by mail. Space limited - Dulce Chavez, amayaum [- at -] gmail.com, www.unicirka.wordpress.com, 612-156-5652Tuesday, February 14
Valentine's Day - Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day
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Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment
Early Valentines Brunch On Sunday At Posada La Poza - Come and join us for a relaxing, delicious Brunch Buffet on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 10 am to 2 pm. for only 150.- pesos plus tax and tip. served on the whale deck with a great view. Reservation required on (612)145-0400. See you Sunday. - Juerg and Libusche Wiesendanger, reservations [- at -] lapoza.com, www.lapoza.com, 6121450400
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)
Shut Up Frank's! - We have the NBA package and show all Laker games! Closed Mondays. Happy hour Tuesday-Friday 3pm-6pm...$20p well drinks, $20p beers and don't forget the Happy hour burger special, 1/4lb burger, fries, and a pint of beer, $50p (that is not a misprint). If you haven't been in a few years, come check us out. New mgmt., new menu, new staff, & New Kitchen! Thanks to everyone for your love and support this last six months and what a great Super Bowl!! - Steve Fidnick, cabofiddy [- at -] yahoo.com, 145-0707, Todos Santos
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
Buena Fortuna Botanical Garden Tour - Come tour The Garden of Eden at Buena Fortuna Botanical Gardens guided by world renowned botanist, ecologist, anthropologist, and social activist... Gabriel Howearth. Explore Baja Sur's most diverse organic botanical gardens, with over 3,000 plant species here at Buena Fortuna located at the entrance of La Ribera 12km east from Las Cuevas.
Gabriel Howearth, founder of Seeds of Change- the largest organic seed company in North America, will be giving guided tours every Saturday starting at 10:00 am. The cost of the tours are $150 pesos per person. Buena Fortuna's famous organic restaurant will also be serving a delicious all organic lunch by reservation for $150 pesos.
Landscape design consultations, exotic nursery plants, soil and compost, and rare organic seeds also available. Special tours, lunches, and events can also be arranged anytime given prior notice. Seedfully sprouting diversity! - Gabriel Howearth, buenafortunagardens [- at -] gmail.com, 6241548594
We Are Moving The Bakery Pan D'Les - After three years in the same location, we found a new spot just a block away from the Catedral de La Paz and on the same street as some of your favorite destinations in La Paz: Aramburo Supermarket, Tres Virgenes restaurant, and Buffalo BBQ. Pan D'Les is now located at the corner of Constitucion and Madero. Watch for your personal invitation to our grand opening party later this month. Click the link for our facebook page with map to the new store. - Theo Breadguy, lapaz.breadguy [- at -] gmail.com, www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=172618329511908&set=a.110263679080707.17437.100002912258848&type=1&theater, La Paz
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
2007 Honda CRV - EX-L Model, Top of the line. Silver metallic grey paint. All grey leather, tinted moon roof, am/fm/cd/sat radio with full Nav. system. Has extra 6 pack CD in console, rear color back-up camera, extra power ports in front, center console and rear. Great gas milage. 2 owners, never wrecked, always serviced. Near perfect condition, just had a service done this week. Kelly Blue book is $18,800 for this CRV, asking $17,950. Write: todoslarry [- at -] gmail.com - Larry, todoslarry [- at -] gmail.com, 612-137-9229
Make Me An Offer - For sale:
Solar Water Heating Systems - The sun is an unlimited source of clean energy. This energy is available for free. The energy from the sun is falling on the earth every day, whether we utilize it or not. Harvesting your own clean, unlimited, free, non-polluting renewable energy means that your energy supply is secure. Self sufficiency is the shortest and most definite path to security. Consider solar water heating for your home or pool. - Skip Ackerman, ackerman1952 [- at -] gmail.com, www.solsticesolarofbaja.com, 624-142-8002
Moving Furniture Or Anything To Mexico - Freight Forwarding, Customs Clearance, staging in our warehouse in San Diego, Ship to your doorstep or even set up in your home. We do it all with a personal touch. Voted "Best in the Baja" by Baja Traveler Magazine readers. No job too big or too small, Family owned and operated.Courteous,professional service who will save you money because we understand the importation laws of Mexico. 25 + years experience. - Monica Page, mpage [- at -] lopezpage.com, 619-666-4529
GE Propane Stove - Brought it down from the states 3 months ago and need to sell. Perfect condition. $350. Call 612-171-3307 or email stevej [- at -] ida.net. stevej [- at -] ida.net, 6121713307
Bajapeacewear's Valentines Day Sale - Come on out to the Baja Beans Sunday Market February 12th and buy something for your sweetheart. Affordable, unique, handcrafted gifts. Many items are already marked 25 - 50% off, and for V Day we're taking an additional 20% off anything Red!
If you haven't experienced the Sunday Market at the "Bean" you should check it out. It's a very cool happening with fun for the whole family. Food, Music, Market, and of course, great coffee. - Bonnie O'neill, bajapeacewear [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-134-0141, Pescadero
Artistic Doors In Cedar And Iron - Brand New, Hand Made - Artesanal Doors, 8 ft. Tall X 6 Ft. Wide double and single sets. In Pine and Iron, also in Cedar and Iron. 4 different models to choose. Available on February 26th. taking reservations now. Pictures available here: www.villasaguablanca.com/Miscelaneous.html - Lauren Klein, info [- at -] villasaguablanca.com, Todos Santos
For Sale-vendo Jeep + Trailer - 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (with all the options), 4x4, with 94,000 miles, Mexican frontier plates $5,500 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, $2,000 obo.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (con todas las opciones), 4x4, with 150,000 kilometros, places Fronterizas $71,500. 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, $26,000. - Bill, usa13 [- at -] yahoo.com, 044-612-132-4710, Pescadero
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Roommate Wanted - It is too big a house for just me. I could use a good roommate. Ocean view, beach 2 minute walk away, lovely rustic very tranquil area. All bedrooms have their own big bathrooms. Big kitchen. all utilities included. $550 USD/month. Come see it. You will love it. No smokers or pets please. - Jeanne, caboqt [- at -] hotmail.com, Rancho Migriño
House Sitter/animal Lover/handyman/security Guard - Hi. My name is Richard and I am a 42- year-old male that is moving to Cabo San Lucas in March to work in sales for a five star resort. I am an absolutely ideal house sitter if you are in need of one. I love animals, so pets are definitely ok with me. Additionally, I am exceedingly clean and I am a handyman with every and all things in a home from plumbing to carpentry. Furthermore, I am well educated and highly attentive to any and all details (I went to school at Pepperdine University in Malibu). I have also studied martial arts for many years (Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo, Shotokan Karate, Kickboxing) and I am a great person to have around for additional security and overall peace of mind. I am accustomed to living in luxurious surroundings and keeping those surroundings safe, clean and pristine! Please feel free to call me to discuss my qualifications further. - Richard Allen, soldbyrlb [- at -] yahoo.com, (949) 836-3501, Cabo San Lucas
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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 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
Ride Needed From Airport To Pescadero, Feb.12 - Arriving at Los Cabos 1 p.m. Sunday - looking for ride to Pescadero for 2 people. Will pay gas. Thanks. - Lauren Wheat, laurenandron [- at -] hotmail.com, 805-901-4367
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 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
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
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
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
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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
<<<--- 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
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
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