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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Friday, February 10, 2012 - Weekend Edition
Featured Events This Week    
Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment    
Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted    
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted    
Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted    
The Pet Corner - Lost and Found    

News and Events, Questions and Answers

Very Important Meeting - Arturo Martinez, the Delegado of Todos Santos, has called a meeting of all foreign residents on the north side of town to talk about the proposed pavement of the road north to Batequitos and to sign a community letter requesting that the road be paved. The meeting will be held at Cafe La Esquina Monday, February 13th at 5 PM. This is very important so be sure to let your neighbors know.

In addition to the road north, the Delegado will announce tentative approval to pave the road to Los Lobos beach and to La Poza. - Elena Moreno, elena [- at -] alegriamexico.com, 612 145-0050

19th Annual Festival de Artes - The Asociacion de Artes del Mar de Cortez A.C., cordially invites you to participate in our Festival de Artes, April 1st, 2012, at Hotel Palmas de Cortez in Los Barriles, from 10 am to 4 pm. We have attached a Request Form for your space rental. Please follow the instructions below to reserve and pay for your space.
  1. Download the Form to your computer, fill in the appropriate spaces (this is in .pdf format and you can click in the area to type in your info). Save to a file that you can then attach to your return email to festivaldeartes [- at -] hotmail.com. Or print this and fax to #624-141-0266.
  2. If you would like to be included in the Artist's selling area of the Festival, you will need to include photos of your one of a kind, art or craft. Once your photos have been received we can place you in the appropriate area. If we do not receive photos from you we will place you in the Vendor sales area.
  3. We will then contact you with a confirmation of your booth space, the amount due and bank deposit information. Then send us a copy of the deposit slip or the transaction number and date, via email or fax #624-141-0266. If you choose to pay in cash, you can drop off your payment at La Casa, Local #10, Plaza del Pueblo in Los Barriles. Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat & Sun 9 am to 2 pm.
  4. Once your payment is confirmed you will receive your booth number, set up times, and a map to the location.
  5. You also have the option to pay at the event site, the day of the Festival. Please see your Request Form for costs.
We look forward to your participation in this year's event. Be sure to get you space reserved and paid for, as we are accepting a limited number of Artist's this year. Thank you. Application in English and Spanish here: www.bajawesternonion.com/documents/AssociationDeArtesAplicacion.pdf. Invitacion en Español aqui: www.bajawesternonion.com/documents/AssociationDeArtesEspanol.pdf. - Festival de Artes, festivaldeartes [- at -] hotmail.com

Loreto Being Considered For "Pueblo Magico" Designation - After over a year of preparation, Loreto is under consideration to be added to the list of cities designated by the Mexican Federal Secretary Of Tourism as a "Pueblo Magico." If realized, this would make Loreto the second city after Todos Santos in Baja California Sur to achieve this designation. This will entitle Loreto to receive additional funds to improve community infrastructure and encourage tourism.

Loreto has a vast cultural heritage as the site of one of the first missions settled in "Old California," as a rural community that has preserved the essence of the early settlers, and has invaluable natural wealth manifested through a National Marine Park, and five islands in the Sea of Cortes declared as a "World Heritage" by UNESCO. To become a "Pueblo Magico" is a recognition awarded by the Federal Secretary Of Tourism to those localities that have managed to preserve the cultural and natural heritage on which rest their identity and sense of belonging. More information (in Spanish) here: octavodia.mx/arriba-comisin-de-pueblos-mgicos/. Link to a video (in Spanish) here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qb755mqLY8 - moderator [- at -] bajawesternonion.com. - The Baja Western Onion

Propane Service Question - Would like to know if there is anyone in town who takes the small size propane tanks up to LaPaz and fills them as a service? Would like to keep my own tanks and not exchange with others. Thanks. cmyviews [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos

Kids And Schools - We have an 11-year-old daughter and are considering moving to T.S. I am looking to get in contact with other families with children of similar ages and to also find out about schooling options. We currently homeschool and live in Mulege. We will be in TS next week. Thanks! - Lauren, llowe369 [- at -] gmail.com

Used Motor Oil - Does anyone know of some place that accepts used motor oil? - Bruce Bodenhofer, brucekb1955 [- at -] msn.com, Todos Santos

Pool Builders - Looking for reputable pool builder for home located in Todos Santos. Please respond to: jgarand [- at -] prodigy.net.mx. jgarand [- at -] prodigy.net.mx

Southern Baja Legal - Has anyone had experience with Southern Baja Legal Services, and if so what was your experience? Thank you. - Marko, buggylifer [- at -] yahoo.com

Mahjong Players - Looking for experienced mahjong player(s) to teach us how to play. We have the set. - Elizabeth, EHcoz [- at -] aol.com

February's Open Reading - Michael Cope is again opening his gallery to the many talented writers in Todos Santos. Come hear what they are writing about Sunday, Feb. 19, at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments available. Don't miss it! - Susan Doyle, timsudoyle [- at -] hotmail.com, 145-0821

Today's Exchange Rate - Mexican Pesos to 1 USD - Courtesy X-rates.com

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Featured Events This Week

Please 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 11
Live Music at La Esquina - 6 PM, Joe Firstman, Singer and Songwriter. - La Esquina, www.laesquinats.com

Tim Lang And The Reluctants - At Marina's in Pescadero on the highway. From 6-9 p.m. - Tim tim [- at -] timlang.net, www.timlang.net
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, 6121450400

Reiki Level I Certification Workshop - 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., 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

3rd Annual Artists Open Studio Tour - 10AM to 5PM, Throughout Todos Santos, Todos Santos. 31 local artists will have their studios open to the public. Tour tickets and self-guided tour maps available at Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen 9AM to 3PM on the day of the event. - Contact: Michael Mcallister heronsnestbaja [- at -] earthlink.net, 044-612-152-6166
Monday, February 13
Road Pavement Meeting With Arturo Martinez, Delegado of Todos Santos - Cafe La Esquina, 5 PM. Discussion and signature drive to pave the road North to Batequitos. Also announcement of tentative approval to pave the road to Los Lobos beach and to La Poza. - Elena Moreno, elena [- at -] alegriamexico.com, 612 145-0050

Circus Cabaret Show - 6:30 p.m. Theater Show, Aerial Acrobatics, Dance and Cabaret, Villas de Cerritos Beach/Tortugas Bar and Grill, 400 meters before Cerritos surf break at KM 65. $200 pesos. Reservations by mail amayaum [- at -] gmail.com. Space limited - Juan Carlos Adib, villasdecerritosbeach [- at -] gmail.com, www.villasdecerritosbeach.com, 612-151-3728, Pescadero
Tuesday, February 14 - Valentine's Day
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

Reception For the Art of Emanuela Gardner5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Caffe Todos Santos, Todos Santos. We invite you to join Emanuela Gardner at Caffe Todos Santos for a reception featuring her fine art photography. Contact: Tori Sepulveda oscarntori [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-136-6738

Valentine's Raw & Romantic Dinner - Pura Vida Health Food Store, Todos Santos. Candle-light dinner with complimentary glass of Argentinean wine and four courses of all raw delicacies created with local organic produce and love. RSVP to reserve your spot. Advance Purchase Tickets: Couple (2) $450. Single $250. Limited Tickets at The Door: Couple (2) $500, Single $300. All food gluten and dairy free - Katie Kusala, livinglovecuisine [- at -] gmail.com, 6121332851, Todos Santos

San Valentine's Day at Hotel Guaycura - Suprise yourself with our San Valentine's Day "Lovers' Menu." Live Music by Angel Miguel - Saxophone/Piano Jazz-Pop and Latin. Hotel Guaycura, 612 175 0800, www.guaycura.com, Todos Santos

Valentine's Dinner At La Santeña - By Chefs Carolen Barrett of Wind and C's [- at -] Suki's and Tony Peralta of La Santeña. Reservations made before 5PM, Monday, Feb 13, will be entered into a drawing for a free night's lodging at Hotel Casa Tota following dinner. $600 pesos per couple. Tax, tip and beverage not included. - HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, Todos Santos

Stargazing Night At Rancho La Duna - from 5-10 PM, Rancho La Duna , La Paz. Enjoy our own artisan goat cheese, great bread, wine and fruit followed by a guided tour of the stars. $350 pesos per person . Contact: Mariana Ledesma Gabriela [- at -] ecobaja.com, (612) 119-3278, ladunamexico.blogspot.com/p/stars.html
Wednesday, February 15
Wholesome Home and Garden Workshops - 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. - Va. Moonstone Mazzetti, wholesomehomeandgarden [- at -] gmail.com, Baja Tips Weekly, "Spot Light on Virginia Mazzetti, 612-119-4098

Valentines Do-Over For Singles - Live music, 20 pesos beer, 50 pesos margaritas. El Perico Azul (esquina de Topete y Centenario) - Casa Tota, hotelcasatota [- at -] gmail.com, 145-0590, Todos Santos
Thursday, February 16
Cabaret Circus Theater Show - Circus, Theater Cabaret Show from Guadalajara and Slovenia. Todos Santos show, 4:00 pm at the parking place of CaFelix Boyitacos. $200 pesos. Reservations by mail. Space limited - Dulce Chavez, amayaum [- at -] gmail.com, www.unicirka.wordpress.com, 612-156-5652

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 - The Baja Western Onion

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Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment

Valentine's Dinner At La Santeña - Chef Carolen Barrett of Wind and C's [- at -] Suki's and La Santeña's own Chef Tony Peralta are collaborating on a very special Valentine's dinner. Carolen is as real-deal farm to table as you can get (and started her career at The French Laundry, though she'll never tell you that herself). Tony brings a young, fresh twist to traditional Mexican foods and flavors.
  • Soup: Curried yam and plantain with coconut milk.
  • Salad: Papaya and avocado on a bed of garden arugala with papaya seed dressing.
  • Entree: Grilled fish 'o' the day with an orange/chipotle glaze and sugar snap peas.
  • Dessert: Local organic strawberry panna cotta with ancho chile/chocolate butter cookies
Carolen reports the garden is going off right now and as much as possible will be sourced directly from their garden in Pescadero. Thanks to Windspirit for his relentless pursuit of organic perfection. (Think handwashing each plant in the garden at times...)

All dinner reservations in place by February 13 at 5 p.m. will be entered into a drawing for a free night's lodging at Hotel Casa Tota following dinner. Winners to be notified on Feb. 13, so you'll have time to pack your toothbrush and lacy underalls... $600 pesos a couple, for a starter, main and dessert. Tax, tip and beverages are not included. Wind and C [- at -] Suki's will be open on Valentine's Day and serving their regular delicious menu.HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, Todos Santos

Good Bye From Katie's Jams - Katie and Caleb would like to thank the Todos Santos community for their support in purchasing Katie's Jams these past three years. Unfortunately, for job-related reasons, Katie and family will be leaving Todos Santos to return to Cabo San Lucas. Tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 11, will be Katie's last weekend at the La Canada del Diablo Farmer's Market. She will have a large supply of Mango, Mango/Chile, Chile, and Passion Fruit Jam available for purchase for those who would like to stock up. Katie will be leaving jam with Andrea in Que Rico for those who would like to continue to purchase. Andrea will even take the empty jars back for a discount on your jam. It is possible that Katie will return to the Farmer's Market on a once a month basis in the future. Again a BIG thank you to all and I hope to see you to say goodbye at the Farmer's Market! - Katie Lopez, katieinus [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-151-2399

Valentine's Raw & Romantic Dinner - Join Living Love Cuisine at Pura Vida Health Food Store in Todos Santos for Valentine's Day [Tuesday, February 14], and experience a taste of the Divine. Dinner prepared by raw chef Katie Kusala. Enjoy a candle light dinner with a complimentary glass of Argentinean wine and four courses of all raw delicacies created with local organic produce and love. Living food is known to create harmony in the body mind and spirit and ignite the senses.

Raw & Romantic Menu:
Brochette - Almond Toast Topped W/ a Mix Of Pescadero Vine-ripened Tomatoes, Baby Basil, and Garlic
Caesar Salad - Romaine Generously Dressed W/ Ocean-friendly Caesar Dressing, Fresh Croutons, Sundried Capers and Pine-Nut Parmesan
Lasagna - Zucchini Noodles Layered W/ Cashew Ricotta, Marinara, Pesto and Marinated Mushrooms
Dessert - Passion Fruit Cheescake / Chili-dusted Chocolate Cheesecake
RSVP to reserve your spot. Advance Purchase Tickets: Total couple price (2) $450. Single $250. Limited Tickets At The Door: Couple (2) $500, Single $300. All of our food is gluten and dairy free* - Katie Kusala, livinglovecuisine [- at -] gmail.com, 6121332851, Todos Santos

Saturday Night With Tim Lang And The Reluctants - Come on out to Marina's in Pescadero this Saturday night, Feb. 11, to catch Tim Lang and The Reluctants. Marina's has dinner, drink specials and is easy to find - located right on the highway. From 6-9 come hang with your friends and have some fun! - Tim tim [- at -] timlang.net, www.timlang.net

Baja Biscuits At Cañada Del Diablo - The market is still going strong at Canada del Diablo every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come try our hot breakfasts--bagel breakfast sandwich, skillet, or breakfast burrito. And of course, we have our doughnuts--we now have maple doughnuts, too. For lunch, we have our sausage sandwiches or BBQ pork sandwiches, each with creamy coleslaw. We have frozen sausage for sale. We now have British bangers! Call Ace to make sure he has what you want this Saturday. - Ace Shawver, aceandlinda [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-149-3572

Hotel California - Saturday Feb 11th Live Music featuring Ben & The Man
Signature Margaritas made with our awarding winning Hotel California Tequila, Beers, and Dancing!
Music begins at 8pm. No Cover.

Valentine's Day Tuesday Feb 14th
Enjoy "Lovers Damiana Margaritas" at the cozy Hotel California bar. Valentine's Day blackboard specials and "catch of the day" such as fresh dorado with a chipotle-strawberry cream sauce.

Bistro Santo Vino & Wine Bar
Hours 5 PM to 11 PM Daily Closed on Sunday. Reservations Recommended

SAN VALENTIN - Dia del amor y amistad.
Menu sampler.
* Ahi tuna sashimi, capers, olives, garlic and Baja extra virgen olive oil.
* Heirloom tomato salad, hearts of palm and stuffed goat cheese squash blossom.
* Dorado, jamaica-chipotle Hollandaise sauce, green basil risotto with scallops.
* "Open faced" ravioli with shrimp, scallops, a Baja Colombard creamy dill sauce and smoked salmon rose.
* Beef tenderloin, gorgonzola-wild mushroom sauce AND jumbo prawns, passion fruit-habanero butter.
* Chocolate lovers platter and Baja ruby port for 2 - Chocolate-chile ancho creme brulee, white chocolate-tequila-pecan truffles, flourless chocolate cake with passion fruit-damiana coulis, chocolate covered strawberries.

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Circus Cabaret Show At Tortuga's - Theater Show, Aerial Acrobatics, Dance & Cabaret to be featured Monday, Feb. 13, at Villas de Cerritos Beach/Tortugas Bar and Grill. Located 400 meters before the Cerritos surf break on the entrace of KM 65. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $200 pesos. - Juan Carlos Adib, villasdecerritosbeach [- at -] gmail.com, www.villasdecerritosbeach.com, 612-151-3728, Pescadero
Visit Diane Knight's Studio February 12 - Diane Knight will be welcoming Studio Tour visitors this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in her "Purple Door Studio" - #11 on the map. Older paintings will have special Studio Tour pricing. Refreshments will be served. - Diane Knight, dianekknight [- at -] hotmail.com, www.dianeknight.ca, 145-0586, Todos Santos

Local Play A Hit! - If you haven't seen " And Then There Was Nun" playing at Teatro Luna Azul, then get yourself over there on Friday Feb. 17 or Saturday Feb. 18.

It's a funny, campy play full of Hollywood Movie Stars, with an Agatha Christie style plot, and unexpected twists in the story.. tickets at Tecolote.

Check the blog for Show times, directions, Hotel info and more. TSBMP.blogspot.com - Blue Moon In Baja, Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com

Photo L to R: Kathryn Hepburn/ Isabel Smyth; Vivien Leigh/ Jeanne Rogers; Joan Crawford/ Vickie Butler; on the floor: Judy Garland/ Marilyn Martin; Marilyn Monroe/ Valma Brenton; Bette Davis/ Pat Raines

Herons Nest Studio Opens Its Doors - Number 14 on your Artists Open Studio Tour map, welcomes you Sunday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see how two very different artists work. Mike McAllister is primarily a studio artist working in several media with a focus on soft pastels. He'll be demonstrating pastel techniques and giving care and handling tips for fine art all day in the Herons Nest.

Outside, on the grounds of the Herons Nest, Vincent Lamote, primarily a plein air painter, will be demonstrating the use of oils as a portable, outdoor media. As he says, "As a plein air artist, any place I set up my easel is my studio." Both artists will be exhibiting a total of over 50 works for sale with a number of pieces marked with special Tour Day Only pricing. Herons Nest Studio, the "must see" studio in town at number 14 on your map. - Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [- at -] earthlink.net, 044-612-152-6166, Todos Santos

Señor Porky's Baja BBQ and Smoke House! The Best Ribs Anywhere!

New Restaurant in La Paz - Featuring Kansas City slow-smoked meats not found anywhere in Mexico. Now open 7 days a week from 7:30 AM with full breakfast menu and Cappuccino, to 10 p.m., and weekends until midnight. Watch the sunset from our spectacular ocean view! Located on the Malecon in La Paz at Alvaro Obregon #670, on the corner of Allende and Rosales (next to the Arco Hotel).
• New Menu • Daily Specials • Lower Prices • Many New Items Under 75 Pesos •
To ensure the best quality for Porky's Smokehouse Meats, we start with the best meats available. Then we dry-rub the meats with a combination of 20 spices, then slow-smoke for up to 18 hours at low temperature to obtain maximum flavor and tenderness while sealing in the natural juices and smoke flavor that is unmatched anywhere! We know you'll agree that Señor Porky's Baja BBQ and Smoke House are the best you have ever tasted.
"Special Of The Day" Every Day:
Monday - Margarita Monday - 2 For 1
Tuesday - 3 Tacos - 40 Pesos
Wednesday - Wing Day - 8 Pesos Each
Thursday - Burger And Beer - 75 Peso
Friday - 1 Free Beer - With Entrée
Saturday - 1 Free Desert - With Entrée
Sunday - Any Burrito - 55 Pesos
Plus fantastic side orders include Pasta Salad, BBQ beans, Coleslaw, Sweet Potato fries, New Mexico Green Chile with Pork, Caesar Salad and Homemade Deserts. Dine in, or carry out from our "Pig Out" Meats to Go Menu. Download our entire Menu here: files.me.com/richards771/1wclv6. For more information, call 612-129-3667. - Richard Stubbs, richards77 [- at -] pcisys.net, La Paz

Valentines Do-Over For Singles - Feb. 15 is our opportunity to do over the celebration El Perico way: Live music with oporto y salado latin beats, 20 pesos beer, 50 pesos margaritas & the best ambience in town at El Perico Azul (esquina de Topete y Centenario) - Casa Tota, hotelcasatota [- at -] gmail.com, 145-0590, Todos Santos

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

Todos Santos Fishing Charters - Why deal with a middleman? Come direct to the owner/operator
  • Fully Registered Sportsfishing Company
    • Bilingual Crew
      • Top Quality Tackle and Gear
Whether game fishing or whale watching, contact us for your ocean adventures. Visit our website for full details: www.fishingtodossantos.com or www.todossantosfishingcharters.com.

Package deals available when booking fishing and our casita for your complete holiday - www.bajasurtodossantos.com, or call 612-119-7880 or 624-114-1351

Start The New Year Well! - Thank your body for helping you make it through the holidays by treating yourself to a nutrition packed freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice from the new juice bar in the Libreria El Tecolote.
  • WiFi available
  • The Best Espresso In Town!
  • The Daily News Is Here Mon.-Sat. Open At 8 A.M.
- Kate Lewis, katemlewis [- at -] yahoo.com, El Tecolote, Todos Santos.

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Misc. Sales and Services Available

The Healing Arts Center of Todos Santos - is a community of health professionals, working together in the TS/Pescadero area offering services to support clients on the journey towards balance & well-being, expanding awareness of the local & foreign communities of alternative therapy options, including ancient healing art forms as well as more modern evolutions in the realm of natural healing, and empowering patients, students & clients by teaching ways to prevent illness and methods of self care to address imbalances.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine - Jane Sipe, L. Ac. jasi57 [- at -] juno.com & Barbara Elsner, L. Ac. (beginning February, 2012) 1sheurchin [- at -] gmail.com 612-151-7026
T'ai Chi & Qi Gong Classes - Rhoda Jacobs barakabaja [- at -] gmail.com 612-157-6088
Reiki - Allison Eaton info [- at -] allisoneaton.com, www.allisoneaton.com, 612-152-3896
Massage - Kurtis Parsons (beginning February, 2012) puravidahealthfood [- at -] gmail.com 612-169-2095
Acutonics (Sound Healing) (Sound Healing) - Lynn Wedekind tuneintoit [- at -] gmail.com 612-151-3051
Kinan Classes (Mayan-Toltec Form) - Daniel Camargo daniel [- at -] ancestralmessenger.com, www.ancestralmessenger.com, 612-139-6987
Body Centered Psychotherapy - Shawna Owen, RPC (EMDR, IBP) harmonywithall [- at -] mac.com, 612-151-7728
Anxiety, Mood, Couples Counseling - Jolyn Wells-Moran, PhD, MSW, LMHC (beginning November, 2012) jwmcounseling [- at -] yahoo.com, www.anxiety-specialist.com
Practitioners interested in joining this dynamic group contact Jane jasi57 [- at -] juno.com - Todos Santos Healing Arts Center, Jane Sipe, 612 151 7026, Todos Santos

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

18' Ocean Fishing Boat For Sale - Comes with a new 60 HP, 4-stroke Mercury motor with only 93 hours on it:
  • Easy Pull Trailer With Excellent Tires
  • 2 New Batteries
  • Center Fiberglass Console
  • Ready To Go Fishing!
PRICE REDUCED! $8,200 USD. This is a great price -- it's like buying a motor and getting the boat and trailer for free! - Kent Hansen, kenthansen [- at -] shaw.ca, La Paz

Ford Explorer Xl 1993 - Explorer XL 1993, white, 160K miles. Really, really great condition outside and inside. Everything works, no accidents, new brakes, great tires, upgraded AC, new exhaust pipe, imported. $3,000 USD - lasventanasvillas [- at -] hotmail.com 612-161-5733 cell. lasventanasvillas [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-161-5733, La Paz
Valentine's Day Gift Certificates - Treat your Valentine to some pampering with a gift certificate to Chica's Salon for a manicure & pedicure. Wonderful massage pedicure chair & beautiful setting on the terrace at La Canada del Diablo. Contact me by phone or email to purchase. - Kathie Cullinane, chicassalon [- at -] gmail.com, 612-142-3160, Todos Santos

Pescadero Web Site - If you didn't see the epic waves that pounded area beaches last month, check out the photos on www.PescaderoLife.com. In addition, an informative interview with the subdelegada (mayor) of El Pescadero, Carmen Higuera Pérez, and events specific to Pescadero are featured. This new community Web site provides an online Business Directory to help residents find services, and support local commerce (region from Elias Calles to San Pedrito). Sign up for a free monthly drawing. www.pescaderolife.com

Us Expatriate Tax Preparation For Gringos In Mexico - We have prepared US tax returns via phone, email, fax and the internet for Americans living in Baja Sur for over 20 years. We has assisted hundreds of clients in Mexico. We specialize in helping taxpayers in arrears catch up with past tax filings and those who have fideicomisos and are required to file Forms 3520 and 3520A each year. We are US CPAs and Attorneys. Visit our website to learn more. We can assist you in person in Baja Sur while there from March through June. We look forward to helping you. - Don D. Nelson, ddnelson [- at -] taxmeless.com, www.TaxMeLess.com , 949-481-4094 US, Baja California Sur

Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale - 1996, all black, V8, Auto, 60,000 miles, AC, leather, custom wheels, suspension, exhaust, Oregon plates. $3,000 USD or offer. - Jordon Cameron, two40jordi [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-149-5066

Limited RV Sites Available - New RV Park within walking distance to to beach. Pool, laundry, full hook ups, gated park with excellent security record. Beautiful location in Pescadero. We have a limited number of full hook up sites available for the season and a limited number of permanent resident sites. No other place like this in the area. Very reasonable rates and great people. Call for more details or check out our website at www.mountainshadowrv.com/. Mexican cell: 52 (612) 139-2713; USA Phone: (619) 780-8048; Canada Phone: (604) 210-0564 - Kenny Sewell, mountainshadowrv [- at -] gmail.com, 604-628-9532 - Kennny Sewell, www.facebook.com/pages/Mountain-Shadow-RV-All-Adult-Resort/134505649959493, 52 (612) 139-2713, Pescadero

Purebred Akita - We are moving north and need to leave our 3-yr.-old, all-white Akita to a good home. She is a loving, playful Akita; not your normal territorial, intimidating akita! Excellent with kids and other dogs. Paid $600.00 for her with pedigree papers. She is fixed, has had shots regularly. Used to the beach as we reside at Cerritos. Would like to get $3000 pesos for her. E-mail for photos. Thanks - Jordon Cameron, two40jordi [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-149-5066

Accounting Services In Todos Sants - We can assist you with your corporate and individual needs. We offer accounting and administrative services including:
  • Registration of corporations with SECOFI and INM
  • Registration and reporting of construction and construction workers with IMSS
  • Recording and reporting foreign investments with the Secretaria de Economia
  • Counseling and immigration assistance for FM2 and FM3
  • Property management including payment of utilities, water, CFE, fideicamiso
  • Assistance with water rights
  • Offices in central Todos Santos
  • Many local references
E.C.M. Raquel Martinez Peralta - Raquel Martinez Peralta frimargroup [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-14-86907
HughesNet Satellite Internet Systems - Limited-time Offer - Get $259 in Mail-in Rebates:
Complete 0.74 Meter HughesNet System - $399.99 $199 US After Mail-in Rebate! 1

Plus get a mail-in rebate for $10 off each month of service for the first three months of service:
Available Service Plans:
Plan - Max. Speed
Daily Data Transfer
Monthly Service Fee 4
Home - 700 Kbps/128 Kbps 250 MB $39.99/mo. 1st three months - then $49.99
Pro - 1.0 Mbps/200 Kbps 350 MB $59.99/mo. 1st three months - then $69.99
Pro Plus - 1.5 Mbps/200 Kbps 400 MB $69.99/mo. 1st three months - then $79.99
1 Equipment price shown is after $199.99 HughesNet mail-in rebate. Does not include Mexican shipping, importation or installation, and $100 Mexican account activation fee.
2 Absolute maximum speeds as stated by Hughesnet. Actual speeds will be less.
3 Daily Data Transfer Allowance now includes a rollover of unused data to the following day, up to a maximum of 2 times the plan's normal daily aloowance.
4 Monthly service fees shown are for first three months of service after $30.00 HughesNet mail-in rebate.
Baja Satellite is an Authorized HughesNet® Reseller. For more information Contact Us today: BajaSatellite [- at -] Hughes.Net, www.bajasatellite.com, (530) 903-4257 (US), (01) 555 351 0882 (Mexico), Baja California Sur

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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 1/4 acre. 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

Todos Santos Beach House on a Tranquille Lush 5, 206.22 Sqmt Property - For Sale by Owner: - Two (2) separate driveway entries give the 5,206.22 sq meter (1.25 acre) property privacy from both the front and back, giving flexibility to build additional homes or to split in the future. Soil on the property is rich organic black soil, ideal for other organic gardening.

Property is an enclosed oasis and has unlimited access to farm water that nourishes the over 85 mature mango trees, 80 lush palm trees over 5 feet, passion fruit trees, citrus fruit trees and avocado trees, all of which give the property its cool shade that is coveted in the region and frequently not available on other properties of comparable or more value in the desert landscape.
* Property has power, water (both municipal and farm water), gas and Internet.
* A 6-minute walk takes you to the secluded beach, and a 5-minute drive finds you in the heart of TS.
* Motivated Seller with Reduced Listing
If you have questions or would like to make an offer after viewing the property on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=krg9FEeiRtk), feel free to contact us. Save on the fee and make us a good offer. - Anh Walch, anhwalch [- at -] yahoo.com, 212-692-0912, Todos Santos

Rentals in La Paz, BCS - If you are considering renting or are looking to rent in La Paz, please reach us or check our properties on our Facebook www.facebook.com/bajaexec. We have several options for all budgets. Most of our properties are located close to Downtown and Malecon. Also, if you have a property in La Paz and need property management services, please give us the opportunity to tell you about our services. Thank you, Claudia Beltran, Baja Realty Executives, S.A de C.V., Constitucion 195-4, Col. Centro, La Paz, B.C.S., US toll free. 1-800-601-3541 - Claudia Beltran, claudiabeltranm [- at -] bajaexec.com, www.facebook.com/bajaexec, 612-122-9805, La Paz

Los Cardones Room Rentals - Just a reminder! Los Cardones at Cerritos Beach has newly finished and furnished rooms for rent nightly or weekly:
Double Room $40 Usd/Night (Double Bed)
Queen Room $50 Usd/Night (Queen Bed And Two Twins)
King Room $55 Usd/Night (King Bed And Two Twins)
Price Breaks For Weekly Rentals
Exquisitely furnished...quiet...hot water...five minute walk to the beach. Starting to book up with reservations for February! Best deal super close to the beach!! - Kelly, khpescado [- at -] gmail.com, www.loscardonesbaja.com, 612-144-1019 or 612-170-4513, Pescadero

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Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted

Note: 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

To remove your ad if you find a ride or caravan, let us know here: www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp

Need a Ride to or From the Airport? Or Someone to Assist You With Errands? - I am a young, bilingual Christian man and I can provide you with rides to or from the La Paz or San Jose Del Cabo airports. I can also help you with courier services, errands, or navigating the intricacies of dealing with Mexican businesses and the government; Car Registrations, TelCel and TelMex, CFE, Seguro Social, etc.

Reasonable Rates - Contact: Ernesto, Cel. 612-117-7497, ernie_net [- at -] hotmail.com

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

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

Radio Has Returned! - According to his owner, Radio, the wayward kitty, has returned home. Nice to share some good news.

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

Good Info On What To Do If You Lose Your Dog In Baja (or Anywhere) - This excellent article courtesy of Baja Insider: www.bajainsider.com/baja-life/pet-care/findinglostdogs.htm - The Baja Western Onion

Impossible to Resist! - New arrivals at Kitty Heaven despite all of our efforts to spay and neuter (but without the help of the community, there would be even more!).

All colors, all very young and playful. For more information, call Angelique at 612-145-0250 or write her at BajaKitties [- at -] Yahoo.com

Kitty Heaven is the only all-cat refuge in Baja California Sur. Visit us on the web athttp://bajarescue.org/#KittyHeaven.

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