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News and Events, Questions and Answers
Garbage Clean Up Day - To be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. For those interested in helping out, please come to the road to Las Playtas in front of the new gym. All volunteers are super welcome. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. - Emanuela, emagard [- at -] mac.com, 612-161-2907, Todos Santos
Free: Used Ping Pong Table - Very used ping pong table to any one who wants to come and pick it up. - Kathleen, ksfroese [- at -] hotmail.com, Baja California Sur
Need Help Paying Property Taxes - I live in Northern California and I can't make it down to San Jose Del Cabo to pay my property taxes in person. I have tried several times to pay them online but I can't seem to get the website to work. Does anybody have any suggestions or remedies? - Kyle Daniska, kyledaniska [- at -] yahoo.com, 530-343-6903
Wanted: Vehicle To Rent! - Looking for dependable vehicle to rent through April 28, 2012. Please e-mail me lisafloridagirl [- at -] aol.com. Thanks! - Lisa Elam, lisafloridagirl [- at -] aol.com, Todos Santos
La Ventana Swap Meet - There will be a swap meet next Sunday, Feb 26th from 8-10 in the main campground in La Ventana. Bring anything you wish to sell or swap: windsurfing and kiting gear, camping and household stuff, artwork, yummy things to eat and drink, etc. - , Baja California Sur
Double Pane Window Glass Replacement - Does anyone out there know of a shop in La Paz or Cabo that can repair U.S. manufactured windows.(Low E, double pane.) If you do, email me at heyleuc [- at -] gmail.com.heyleuc [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
Pet Carrier Needed - Want to buy pet carrier for my cat. - Kathleen, ksfroese [- at -] hotmail.com
Baja Night Sky This Week: Courtesy Baja Pony Express - There will be great views of the moon, 5 planets, some of the brightest stars in the sky, and several satellite flares this week.
The constellation Orion still dominates the high southern sky from 7pm to 10pm and later. It contains 7 of the 100 brightest stars in the sky. When you look through binoculars at the green hazy cloud or nebula in the sword hanging just below the 3 bright stars in the belt, you are watching a star factory that contains some of the hottest stars known.
Of the 200,000,000,000 stars in our Milky Way Galaxy, you can only see about 2000 of them on a clear night. Stay up all night and you will see about 4000 of the 6000 we see from Earth during the course of one year. The brightest star, Sirius, is just below Orion.
This may be your last chance to find the second brightest star, Canopus, below and to the right of Sirius about 3 and 1/2 fists. Once you head for home back north, Canopus will fall below the horizon for most viewers. Can you imagine what Orion would look like if you crossed the equator and looked back to the north to find the constellation? It would appear a little different--upside down.
Wednesday: Soon after sunset look for the crescent moon low in the west. With binoculars try to find Mercury just to its south. At 7:35:33pm there will be a satellite flare over the mid to north end of Cerralvo about halfway up to the zenith.
Thursday: There is a brighter flare tonight at 7:29:26pm at the same spot, and another on Friday at 7:23:20pm. This last one will be very bright in Los Barriles at 7:23:11pm.
Saturday: The crescent moon will be just above Venus.
Sunday: The waxing crescent moon will be just to the right of Jupiter. All week reddish Mars will be up in the east by 9pm, and Saturn will rise around 10pm. -
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 22
Wholesome Home and Garden Workshops - Permaculture talk, 2 to 4 PM. 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". - Va. Moonstone Mazzetti, wholesomehomeandgarden [- at -] gmail.com, Baja Tips Weekly, "Spot Light on Virginia Mazzetti, 612-119-4098Thursday, February 23
9th Todos Santos Film Festival - Feb 23 ~ 27. Non-profit benefit. 30 films this year, with proceeds supporting 70 kids enrolled in our Youth In Video Educational Program. Sponsors Welcome. All Films with English Subtitles. - Sylvia Perel, sylvia [- at -] latinofilmfestival.org, http//www.TodosSantoscinefest.com, Todos SantosFriday, February 24
Dia De La Bandera - Flag Day in Mexico - Día de la Bandera is a national holiday in Mexico. Flag Day is celebrated every year on February 24 since its implementation in 1937. It was established by the President of Mexico, General Lázaro Cárdenas, before the monument to General Vicente Guerrero, first to pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag on March 12, 1821. -Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26
Oil Painting Workshop With Ezra Katz - Friday, February 24, at 9 a.m. until Sunday, February 26, at 1 p.m., Galeria de Ida Victoria, V. Guerrero 1128, between Zaragoza and Obregón, half block from Flexi shoe shop, San José del Cabo. Join us in the gallery for this exciting workshop with local artist Ezra Katz, whether to try your hand for the first time at oil painting or to perfect your technique, all levels are welcome and encouraged. www.facebook.com/events/283241768398666/Saturday, February 25
Garbage Clean Up Day - Begins at 9 a.m. For those interested in helping out, please come to the road to Las Playtas in front of the new gym. Volunteers welcomed. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. - Emanuela, emagard [- at -] mac.com, 612-161-2907, Todos SantosSunday, February 26
La Ventana Swap Meet - 8-10, main campground, La Ventana.
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Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment
Out With The Old, In With The New – Desertu Welcomes You! - For those of you who have been waiting for Chef José Uribe & his wife Carmen to make Il Giardino their own ... well, the time has come! "Il Giardino" is no more, it is now "Desertu," and José & Carmen are eager to share their fresh unique menu with you.
Pizza lovers do not despair! The popular pizza menu is in place but with improved recipes and quality of ingredients in the ever lovely garden setting. All pizzas are now available at the same reduced cost of 185 pesos for one of those enormous pies. And if you mention this ad with your pizza order, they’ll throw-in two beers or sodas for free!
As for the savory new menu – although José inherently sees food preparation through the lens of his Basque country origin, and he & Carmen hail from Mexico City where José worked as executive chef at two highly acclaimed restaurants which received 4 consecutive 5 Star Diamond awards under his stewardship – Desertu is decidedly about a multicultural, global and simple approach to cuisine. A versatile and contemporary menu that focuses on fresh, local meats and seafood, simply but artfully prepared, with just a few ingredients to enhance the main component of the dish.
Think ... fresh clams a la Marinara, beef filet with Gorgonzola, whole grilled fish with twice-cooked garlic, risotto with saffron and mussels. You get the idea...scrumptious! Their new standard menu is augmented daily with unique and interesting seasonal specials, a great new grill, a thoughtful wine list and creative delectable desserts.
Desertu is a whole new mouthful of flavor for this town; sure to surprise and delight your palate. But, taste for yourself, open daily from 1pm-10pm, closed Wednesday; José & Carmen welcome you and hope to see you at Desertu soon! - Desertu, rdesertu [- at -] gmail.com, 145-0199, Todos Santos
Fun, Fashion & Cocktails in Cabo! - Join us for a fabulous evening of cocktails, fashion and fun! Featuring Todos Santos' own ... Nomad Chic & Belazul Swimwear! March 8, 4 to 6 p.m. - Poolside at Bahia Hotel & Beach Club (Av. El Pescador s/n Medano Beach). RSVP 624.143.1889 - info [- at -] baresquina.com - Linda Hamilton, linda [- at -] lindahamiltondesigns.com, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nomad-Chic/184057581646858, 612.105.2857 or 415.381.9087, Baja California Sur
Oscar Awards Night - Festival De Cine Todos Santos - Fundraiser - Sunday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m. 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 4 p.m. 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
Delicious Homemade Yoghurt! - The Yoghurt you already know and love. Thick, natural and no sugar nor preservatives added. Easy to combine with almost everything. Now available daily at Kate´s Juice Bar in El Tecolote. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Organic Markets. - Isabel Jauregui, chabeisamar [- at -] yahoo.com.mx, 612-145-0532 and 612-152-3813, Todos Santos
New Bagel Shop In La Paz - Bagel Shop y la galeria, offers fresh made bagels the traditional Jewish way we boil them and bake them daily. We have garlic, sesame, chia, cinnamon with raisins and cranberries, sun dried tomato, wheat and plain. You can accompany with different cream cheese: chipotle, chives, blueberry, olives and bell pepper to mention a few.
At the Bagel Shop we offer bagel sandwiches like bagels with lox, chicken bagel sandwich or a breakfast bagel with bacon and egg and waffles with a strawberry compote. Follow us in FB at Bagel Shop y la galeria. We are located on Belisario Dominguez 291 between Constitucion and 5 de Mayo, Tel. 12-55878 open Mon-Sat 7:30 AM - 3 PM.
We also deliver fresh made Bagels and Bagel Chips at the new Mega on Abasolo across from the VW store. - Patricia Del Valle, pdelvalle2001 [- at -] msn.com, (612) 12-558-78, Baja California Sur
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Ford Exployer For Sale - I own a 1992 Ford 4/4. It has many new parts and has a Calif. license plate with current tags. This car runs good. There is a five speed manual tranmission. Asking price is $2500 USD. The car is in Todos Santos. arechiga66 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-161-4728, Todos Santos
Travel Agent Wanted - Wanted: Superstar with Personality! Must love travel and embrace technology. Experience as a travel agent would be ideal. Must have ability to handle high volume of phone calls and emails. Highly organized, self-starter. Comfortable with travel industry software, booking engines, net rates contracts, social media and a strong writer. English required. Bi-lingual preferred. Email jobs [- at -] baja.com with your resume and salary history and expectations. jobs [- at -] baja.com
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Beach Lots For Sale - I am trying to sell two big lots in Elias Calles. These lots are beach front lots. One lot is one hectare while the other lot is over 16,000 sq. meters. There is water pipes at road but no electric power. Both lots have an asking price of $75 per sq. meter. I have many pictures to send out. lowerbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-161-4728, Cabo San Lucas
House Sitter - Retired Banker living in San Diego is avaliable for your house sitting needs. Minium assignment 2 weeks. I have been house sitting in the East Cape area for 6 yrs. I will fly to Cabo rent a car. No cost to you! Last assignment in Punta Pescadero. Referances. Ted lemanowicz 760-727-5063 tlemanowic [- at -] sbcglobal.net - Ted Lemanowicz, tlemanowic [- at -] sbcglobal.net, 760-727-5063
Looking For Rental - Writer (female) looking for a furnished place to rent from July 1st through September 20th. Prefer north side of Todos Santos or close by. Local character reference available. $600 mo. - Sam Crespi, samcrespi [- at -] gmail.com, 360-435-8977/434-566-9186
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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 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 Request Northward - Hello, I'm a gardener/baker/yoga teacher in Pescadero, warming up to a journey North come the end of the month. I'm envisioning myself in sunny San Diego, but I would be thrilled for any assistance getting at least to Baja Norte where I can catch a cheaper bus. I will gladly share gas money, snacks, poems, ideas, pleasant silence, and driving assistance if you would like. Sometime between the 23rd and the 28th would be ideal, but I am wicked flexible. Thanks! - Jacob Wartell, jwartell [- at -] coa.edu
Ride Needed From Todos Santos To Cabo Airport - March 1. Need to be there at 1 p.m. 2 people, minimal luggage. Pay for gas. Please write me at deborahdenise2 [- at -] gmail.com. deborahdenise2 [- at -] gmail.com
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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 -
Boo Boo Is Lost - Black Lab Cross - looks like a small Lab. Boo Boo is all black and had a purple collar on with bones on it. She is very friendly and very smart. If you have seen this dog of know its whereabouts, please call Dean McQuillen: 612-133-0311 - Dean Mcquillen, todossantos1 [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-133-0311, Todos Santos
Found: Sweet and Sad Male Bassethound - Walking at La Poza Beach yesterday, Feb. 19, at 8:30 A.M., we found a very, very thirsty, hungry and sweet Bassethound, white and beige spoted. He walked along with us to our home and is waiting for his owner to pick him up. - Isabel Jirash, isabelgourmet [- at -] yahoo.com.mx, 01-612-145-0832, 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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