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News and Events, Questions and Answers
Secretary Of Tourism Reaches Out To English Speakers. - The Secretary of Tourism in Baja California Sur has started their English Facebook page with everything that one needs to know about this beautiful state. The page has all kinds of helpful and great information on upcoming events, different attractions around the state and much more. Don’t hesitate, and take a look. Let’s help support our state by liking their Facebook page. You can also follow them on Twitter.
Presentation By U.S. Consulate General - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Last week the Rotary Club of Los Barriles Cabo Este hosted the U.S. Consulate General's office. Sarah Smith the Deputy Chief of American Citizens U.S. Consulate General office Tijuana addressed how her office can help American Citizens. If you missed this presentation you can see a video replay of it on our website: www.losbarrilesrotaryclub.org.
Flying From La Paz to Sacramento (or to Just About Anywhere in the US) - Volaris has recently added some new routes. If you can pick your dates based on cost, take a $163 US 1-stop flight on Volaris from La Paz to Las Vegas thru Guadalajara (www.volaris.com.mx/en/), then take a $69 US nonstop flight on Southwest from Las Vegas to Sacramento (www.southwest.com). Total cost: about $232 US. Round trip tickets are at similar low prices. For many connections, this is better and cheaper than taking Volaris to Tijuana, then crossing the border and taking a taxi to the San Diego airport, because you don't have to leave the airports or cross the border on foot.
Footnote: Watch out for Volaris' "Gotcha!" on their cheapest tickets. You can only check a single 15Kg bag (33 Lbs). Any more than that and you'll pay $10 US for each Kg over the limit. This cost me $80 US on my last trip, more than I would have paid had I purchased the more expensive ticket that allowed 25 Kg (55 Lbs). Volaris and Southwest have recently begun partnering, so the route between La Paz to Sacramento, and other Western cities, may get even easier in the near future. - Alan, alan [- at -] BajaSatellite.com, Todos Santos
Need Ride To San Jose Airport This Friday! - Anyone willing to give me a ride to the airport this friday?? I am traveling with a small puppy. She is in good health, and I have made arrangements with the airline for her to travel in the cabin, but the bus driver won´t let me carry her on board, and I only have a crate for the cabin. I will pay a reasonable price, please let me know ASAP! Thanks! - April Randol, pholistoma [- at -] gmail.com, 001 707 696 9436
Verizon Phone Found - Found a silver fold-over LG/Verizon phone in my yard. Someone may have thrown it there. It may not work or may simply be run down. - Pamela Vantress, pavantress [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-145-0254, Todos Santos
Telecaster Or Strat Guitar - I am interested in buying a tele or strat, preferably used but in great condition. If anyone knows of one for sale, I´d appreciate it if you contacted me (in San Lucas). - James Currie, jdarylcurrie [- at -] yahoo.com, 624-117-7794
Did You Lose An Earring? - An earring was found on the floor of the Todos Santos theater on Sunday during the film festival. If you think it might be yours, please contact me at lynnec [- at -] pobox.com.lynnec [- at -] pobox.com
VW Shocks Wanted - Wanted: 2 VW bug rear shocks. Must be original. Will trade Kyb gas shocks or money. Thank You - Carlos Carlos, carlomaria [- at -] sbcglobal.net, 145-0028
New Prodigy Modems - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Prodigy (our internet service provider in Mexico) has switched to a new modem provider. The modem is the device that connects your telephone dsl signal to your computers. They no longer carry the 2Wire Products. The most common failure of the 2Wire Modem is the power supply, that little back thing that plugs into the wall. I have my power supply plugged into a Battery Backup System (UPS). The most common cause of the power supply failure is the "brown out". The battery backups protect against those failures. The new Prodigy replacement modems have a very high rate of failure with all the components. Personally, I keep two spare 2Wire Modems on hand and two power supplies. Here is a link to purchase a power supply from Amazon: (http://www.amazon.com/2Wire-Supply-Models-1701HG-2700HG/dp/B0014HH8GW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1330443269&sr=8-2) thecomputerguy, thecomputerguy [- at -] usa.com.
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 29
Flight Night Tonight - Tim Lang and Friends, Baja wines and tapas by El Zaguan. From 5-8 p.m. - La Bodega, labodegadetodossantos [- at -] gmail.com, www.facebook.com/pages/La-Bodega-de-Todos-Santos/117662031632529, 612-152-0181, Baja California SurFriday, March 02 - Saturday, March 03
And Then There Was Nun - Doors open 6:30 p.m., Show Starts 7:30 p.m., Teatro Luna Azul, Todos Santos. An off-the-wall comedy that blends Hollywood's most famous Movie Stars in an Agatha Christie Style plot. Contact: Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, Http://tsbmp.blogspot.comSaturday, March 03 - Sunday, March 04
Final Moving Sale - #5 Posada del Molino, on Rangel, behind the Pemex station in Todos Santos. Please park on the street and walk in (no parking available in the RV Park). Walk into the park, turn right, we are the second on the right: #5. From 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kitchen items, tools, propane tanks, games, toys, camping gear, trailer, Christmas lights, etc. - Jim Sharp, jsharp [- at -] bigsky.net, Todos SantosSaturday, March 03
Baja Boogie Blues And Bluegrass Band At The Hotel California - From 8-11 p.m. Rockin' blues and, yes, the fiddle. - Bonnie O'Neill, bajapeacewear [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos SantosSunday, March 04
Third Annual Festival D'Arte - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Marina Palmira, La Paz. Celebration of art, music, dance, and culinary delights for all to enjoy.This year's beneficiaries are Baja Dogs and FANLAP. Contact: Rafael Chávez González (Spanish), 612-122-9243, rafc9 [- at -] yahoo.com; Maureen Ryan (bi-lingual), 612-122-9277, morene4 [- at -] yahoo.com; Pat Solem (English), 612-12-5478,Tuesday, March 06
Songwriting Workshop - 1 - 4pm, Teatro Luna Azul, Todos Santos. Just recently out of recording his original music with Johnny Cash's nephews The Carter Bros., Singer/Songwriter Barry Cloyd will share songwriting secrets for people of all levels. 300 pesos. Contact: Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, TSBMP.blogspot.comWednesday, March 07
Pasta By Raul and Concert By Barry Cloyd - Pasta 6 p.m., concert 7 p.m., Tetro Luna Azul, Todos Santos. Come and check out Raul's delicious Marinara Sauce, made from scratch, and enjoy the music of Singer/Songwriter Barry Cloyd. Entrance 50 pesos. Contact: Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, TSBMP.blogspot.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
Perico Azul Wednesdays!! - Wednesdays at El Perico Azul you will find something fun to do... This Wednsday come and enjoy piano man Jonathan Ivan Orozco coming from San Jose to be acompanied by Todos Santos own Chupetes Castillo de la Sierra also known as Pepe drums... And Wednesday, March 7, put on your dancing shoes as we will have salsa lessons with cuban pride Noralys!!! classes have limited space so reserve your place at 612-107-1451 or 145-0664, and please do not forget we also have the best prices in Todos, did I said 20 pesos beer?? - Anabel Cucumonga, 612-107-1451, Baja California Sur
Shut Up Frank's - St. Patty's Day annual tradition is back at Frank's! Join us Saturday, March 17, starting at 3 p.m. for a traditional dinner of Corned Beef & Cabbagge. For 15 years Frank has been throwing the best St. Patty's Party in Baja. The meat is in the brine and we are working on the green beer. Best Corned Beef Ever! - Steve Fidnick, cabofiddy [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-159-3755, Todos Santos
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Final Moving Sale - # 5 Posada del Molino, on Rangel, behind the Pemex station in Todos Santos. Please park on the street and walk in.... no parking available in the RV Park. Walk into the park, turn right, we are the second on the right... #5. Will be held Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; and Sunday, March 4, during the same hours. Kitchen items, tools, propane tanks, games, toys, camping gear, trailer, Christmas lights, etc. - Jim Sharp, jsharp [- at -] bigsky.net, Todos Santos
Commercial Propane Deep Fryer - Commericial propane deep fryer with commercial french fry cutter. Includes propane hose, regulator and shut off valve. $550.00 USD - Marcel Servant, marcello828 [- at -] hotmail.com, Pescadero
Pacific Window Washing - Professional home window washing servicing Rancho Migrino, Elias Calles, Pescadero,Todos Santos and anywhere in between. Free estimates. - Mark, pacificwindowwashing [- at -] gmail.com, 612-143-3316, Pescadero
Need A Propane Refrigerator? We've Got Them. - We are the exclusive dealer for Crystal Cold Propane Refrigerators. High quality, these refrigerators are built by the Amish in the States. 12 cu. ft. to 22 cu. ft. We deliver anywhere. Many references upon request. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [- at -] yahoo.com, crystalcold.com/, 612-183-1077, Baja California Sur
Mexican Style Hutch - Traditional, stressed, brown Mexican style hutch. Two doors, two drawers, four shelves--43" wide, 6'8" high, 16" deep. $1000 USD. Call to see. - Barb Yost, 612-143-0009
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
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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
To remove your ad if you find a ride or caravan, let us know here: www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp -
Ride Needed From Todos Santos To San Diego - Ride needed from Todos Santos to the San Diego or Los Angeles area. Willing to contribute on portion of gas and/or cerveza. Music lover, non smelly, good co-pilot. End of Feb. 23 and on. Thank you, thank you. - K.J., kerri.va [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
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
Ride Needed To SJD Airport March 2 - Ride for one nice male with carry-on bag only to SJD Airport on Friday, March 2, for a 12:30 flight. Earlier would be fine. Please email or call. - Leslie, lesliesoasis [- at -] gmail.com, 612-169-2648
Drivin North In a Week Or Two - Driving North in a moter home, need a partner for part of the way. Going to Canada - Mike Malley, malleysonline [- at -] hotmail.com, Pescadero
Submit your Rides or Caravans Needed/Available articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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
Female, All White With Wolf Mask Wolf Hybrid - Very sweet, very good with cats, children and other animals, loves women and needs a good home. Beautiful, well behaved, very well trained but current home is no longer possible. Please help by adopting this wonderful artic wolf hybrid. Please email: eigeinbaja [- at -] yahoo.com or call 178-0077 or cell phone 612-137-1926. - Arlene De Vries Eige, eigeinbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, United States
Found Sweet Puppy - Really friendly puppy showed up at our house in Pescadero near the beach. We have bathed him and have been feeding him. We leave on Saturday, March 3, so he needs a good home. Please call John or Mike at 612-171-5208 or write mikejustus [- at -] Mac.com. He is healthy. - John Elleston, Mikejustus [- at -] Mac.com, 612-171-5208
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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