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New (Old) Publishing Schedule - Beginning with this issue, the Baja Western Onion returns to our normal publishing schedule of two issues per week, to be mailed every Tuesday and Friday. To help ensure your announcement is included, please submit it no later than 5 PM the previous day. Based upon our normal publication schedule, that means announcements need to be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday for the Tuesday edition, and 5 p.m. Thursday for the Friday edition.
News and Events, Questions and Answers
El Triunfo Fest 2012 - We are pleased to invite The Baja Western Onion community to join us in celebrating the 100 anniversary of the El Triunfo Casa Municipal Clock, March 18, staring at 11 a.m. We will have Folkloric Music and Dances, regional produce from our local farmers, an artisan contest and Historical Photography from El Triunfo. At 3 p.m. a classic guitar and Piano Concert will be featured at the music museum. Your support to the local artisan makes a difference in our community ! - Selene Nikizuki, sogden17 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-124-0700, Baja California Sur (Photo courtesy Baja Insider)
Pescadero Skatepark - The park is under new administration. We are working to bring this wonderful place back to life again. Come with your family and spend a fun day at the park -- it is free and is beautiful! Just be good to the installations. Open Daily: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (by now). You are welcome to help the park and the kids in town by making a donation of any kind. More info: 612 103 0897 (Luis) FB/pescaderoskatepark; E-mail: pescaderoskatepark [- at -] gmail.com - Luis Flores, pescaderoskatepark [- at -] gmail.com, 612-103-0897, Todos Santos
Dr. Tomas in Town - Dr. Tomas, the vet from La Paz, will be visiting Todos Santos on Sunday, March 11. If you would like a consultation with Dr. Tomas, he will be situated at Mary Shortell's house from 10.45 a.m. For directions to Mary's house, please email Mary at mshortell [- at -] hotmail.com. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Tomas, please contact him direct on 122-5662 (La Paz clinic) or 612-117-6118 (cell) - Anita Harris, anitaharris2009 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-167-4935, Todos Santos
Baja Ha Ha Golf And Luau Theme Dinner - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - This Saturday, March 10. Tickets on sale at Roadrunner Cafe Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon this week. Have a fun day and help send a student to school. An East Cape Guild Event. Come for dinner or for golf and dinner. Golf at the second arroyo north of town 1 p.m. Saturday and dinner at 5 p.m. Dinner at Casa Harper in Esmeralda just north of 2nd arroyo. Tickets $25 or 300 pesos. For information and/or tickets, call Joan 142-8140 or Margy 142-8014 in Los Barriles.
Bus Service To SJD - It seems there is now an express bus that leaves the Todos Santos terminal and goes directly to SJD. It leaves TS at 8:05 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. The cost is 240 pesos and tickets can be purchased one day in advance. The woman at the terminal said it takes 1-1/2 hours. She also said there are buses from SJD to TS that leave at 1:20 p.m., 3:20 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. She did not know where at the terminal one picks up the bus. If anyone has had a recent experience with this service, please let us know so we can share the information. moderator [- at -] bajawesternonion.com. -
Biologist Seeks Digital Camera - My name is Enrique de Jesús Ruiz Mondragón, I am a biologist from Sinaloa, currently doing my community service at the Vizcaino Reserve. This winter I am extremely fortunate to be working directly with two endangered species; the borrego cimarrón and the gray whale. So far 75 lambs have been born in the reserve and 1700 (whale) calves were born in the Ojo de Liebre. This experience has changed my life and I am writing to solicit the donation of a digital camera, so I can share this incredible experience with others. Enrique de Jesús Ruiz Mondragón, calle Antonio Mijares de la Cruz s/n, colonia Solidaridad CP 23940, Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur - Enrique De Jesús Ruiz Mondragón, enriquebox6 [- at -] hotmail.com , 664 263-7002
The DNSChanger Virus And The FBI's Internet ShutDown on March 08 - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation, in cooperation with International authorities, conducted Operation Ghost Click, an investigation of who was behind a massive computer virus threat that has commandeered several million infected Macs and Windows computers worldwide over the last few months. The virus changes the DNS (Domain Name Service) settings in your computer to hijack your browser and redirect it to sites that may attempt to sell you products, steal personal information, or infect your computer with other mal ware and viruses. The DNSChanger Virus also disables security updates which further exposes infected computers to other malicious attacks.
To counter the threat, the FBI replaced several infected DNS servers with clean DNS servers. Because the court order permitting the installation of these servers expires on March 8, the FBI may disconnect them this Thursday, blocking millions of infected computers from using the Internet. More information can be found on the FBI's web site and others:
www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911To see if your computer is infected, you may want to check it before March 8th: http://dns-ok.us/. if the image displayed is red, then your computer is infected by the DNSChanger virus. NOTE: This site is intended to detect only the DNSChanger virus. It is not a complete virus scan, and a green image does not mean your computer is free of other viruses. -
Banda Ancha Reception - Has anyone had any expeience with external antennas and amplifiers for Banda Ancha? Also, know the frequency band of Banda Ancha. Hope to install something that will increase our signal strength. Thanks, Jim Smith - Jim Smith, jimsmith853 [- at -] gmail.com, Elias Calles
Internet Options - Trampuchete Pescadero - What are the best options for Internet in the Trampuchete area of Pescadero. We have Hughes.net here in CA. Was wondering if the TelCel banda ancha is an viable/reliable option there, or it Hughes is the way to go. I need a reliable service for work purposes. Are there other options? We don't have a land line phone. bolt71 [- at -] hughes.net
Yoga Instructor Needed! - I am looking for a yoga instructor to come to Villa Santa Cruz near La Pastora beach to give private yoga classes to my parents who will be staying at the Villa Friday, March 9, thru Wednesday, March 14. This would be very gentle yoga; they are active 80 yr-olds. Daily classes during the late morning would be ideal. If you are interested and available for all or most days please email me back at prendergastkit [- at -] gmail.com. - Kit Prendergast, 612-158-3915, Todos Santos
Internet Store And Copy - Great store for Internet use or to fax copies or purchasing papers and pens. I highly recommend you visit here because the price for use is very inexpensive. This store is at the corner of Marquez de Leon and Rangel, just down from Miltar. Name of Store is called El Quijote Multiservicios. lowerbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-161-4728, Todos Santos
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.)
Tuesday, March 06
"Dzogchen" Dharma Talk (Free) - 6 pm, Tsegyalgar West Buddhist Center. Public Talk with Jacob Winkler, a visiting scholar at Tsegyalgar West Buddhist Center in the San Jose Mountains. Topic is "Dzogchen". Everyone Welcome. - Contact: tsegyalgarwestsecretary [- at -] gmail.com, www.tsegyalgarwest.orgWednesday, March 7
Pasta By Raul and Concert By Barry Cloyd - Pasta 6 p.m., Concert 7pm, 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.comThursday, March 8
Meet The Artist Series 2011-12 - 5 PM, Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen, Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico. Hear artists tell their stories of how and why they create their art. Featured speaker this week: Frank Pedley. Benefits the Palapa Society. Contact: Michael Mcallister heronsnestbaja [- at -] earthlink.netFriday, March 9 - Saturday, March 10
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.comFriday, March 9
Iron Chef Baja Cook Off - 7 p.m., Tre Galline restaurant, Calle Juarez and Topete, Todos Santos. Come watch master chefs Angelo Dal Bon and Carlito Cham of Carlito's Place in Pescadero compete for top Baja California chef's Honors. $80 USD. Contact: Angelo Dal Bon, angelodalbon [- at -] gmail.com, 612- 145-0274Saturday, March 10
Linda Hamilton's Nomad Chic Pop Up Shop - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at La Santeña / Hotel Casa Tota. - HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612.145.0590Sunday, March 11
Dr. Tomas, La Paz Veterinarian, To Visit Todos Santos - 10.45 a.m,. Mary Shortell's house. For directions, email Mary at mshortell [- at -] hotmail.com. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Tomas, call 122-5662 (La Paz clinic) or 612-117-6118 (cell) - Todos Santos
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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 -
Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment
Music & Pasta Night : Wednesday March 7 - Come and enjoy fresh marinara pasta and organic salads and the music of Barry Cloyd at Teatro Luna Azul. We are fortunate to have this talented musician share his original music and unique country and blues style voice in his brief moment here in Todos Santos. Doors open for dinner at 6pm, music at 7pm. 50 peso cover. Directions: tsbmp.blogspot.com Reservations for dinner. - bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com
Baja Shakespeare Update - There are always competing events during the "season" but remember, Baja Shakespeare's CINDERELLA will run for four nights, so you can make it to both events that weekend, no excuses! And our play is in plain English this year, in case you've been intimidated in the past by the Shakespearean language. We hope you make it a fun overnight and come see us.
Show opens at Rancho Buena Vista (RBV) March 22, and runs thru March 25 (Thurs. - Sunday). Doors open at 6 p.m.; the beach bar will be serving refreshments and the show starts promptly at 7 p.m. Ticket prices, still the best deal in town, at $20.00 USD or $260 pesos are available at Smokey's Bar and Cantina in Los Barriles or reserve through Will Call: bajarhino [- at -] yahoo.com or 624-142-8008.
Remember to wear sensible shoes and bring flashlights and warm clothing for the "under the stars" performance. For out-of-towners needing overnight accommodations, RBV is offering rooms each night; call them at 624-141-0177. Or check your Gringo Pages for "hotels" in Los Barriles. RBV is only 3 miles south of LB.
Salsa, Reggae & Love - Come Celebrate my 30th birthday party at Tortuga Bar, Friday 9th of march. Pura Vida playing live. Let's polish the dance floor, sending vibes of LOVE! Starting at 20 hrs, finishing midnight! - Hesed Nájera, hesedn [- at -] gmail.com, www.villasdecerritosbeach.com/, 612-151-2514
What's Happening At Teatro Luna Azul - Final shows for 'And Then There Was Nun.' Friday and Saturday, March 9 & 10. An off-the-wall comedy with a star studded cast of Hollywood movie Icons. Tickets at Tecolote Bookstore. Also .. Songwriting Workshop with Barry Cloyd on Tuesday, March 6, at 1 p.m. Concert on Wednesday, March 7, with pasta dinner special. Info: tsbmp.blogspot.com Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com
Submit your Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment announcements here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
Misc. Sales and Services Available
9th Festival De Cine Todos Santos - Didn't get a chance to buy a Film Festival hat, mug or poster at the festival? No problem. All on sale at El Tecolote bookstore in Todos Santos. Also, DVD 2-pack of 'Youth In Video' documentaries and animation for sale. All sales benefit our 'Youth In Video' educational programs.
Nomad Chic At Casa Tota - Come to Casa Tota to see the latest additions to the Nomad Chic collection! New cover ups, scarves from India, and jewelry will be on display. Wednesday & Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Or call for an appointment. Hope we see you there! - Linda Hamilton, linda [- at -] lindahamiltondesigns.com, 612.105.2857 or 415.381.9087
2003 Sunlite Pop Up Truck Camper - Truck camper for short-bed, full-size truck, very clean exc. cond., 3 way fridge, stove, sink, sleeps 3. $4,800.00 o.b.o. - Marc, 612-159-1553
General Electric Double Door White Refrigerator - Looking for the feeling of home in your kitchen? Well, look no further. We have a gently used GE Model GSS22JF water and ice dispenser in the front panel. In excellent condition. This is a side by side style in white. A must have for your gourmet kitchen. Dimensions: 66 1/2 X 33 1/2 X 30 3/4. Total 218 with fresh food 14.70 and freezer 7.11 (HXWXD. $700.00 OBO. New units cost over $1200 mas IVA. Dial our cellular direct: 612-149-8903. Pick up only in Villas Agua Blanca which is in Northern Todos Santos. - Lauren Klein, lauren.klein [- at -] sbcglobal.net, 612-149-8903, Todos Santos
Great Furniture - Great Prices - We just got another shipment of furniture. We sell new, consigned, and hand selected used items that are in excellent condition. We have a wonderful selection of rugs, lamps, tables, barstools, chairs, sofas etc. We just got in 2 gigantic, natural-colored sisal rugs with bound borders. They are beautiful! - Sandra , scandiber [- at -] yahoo.com, www.masmilagros.com/index.html, 624-129-8691 , Cabo San Lucas
Boating Equipment - I have a set of Tuna tubes, two Poly Ball Fenders, a 30 amp shore power cord and some teasers for sale. The Poly balls are one A4 and one A5. The Tuna Tubes are Kodiak large tubes with smaller inserts. The Tubes have a aluminum stand that is custom built. Designed to stand on the deck. I also have some Marlin Mud Flap teasers. 24" and 36". Lastly I have a 30ft 30amp shore power cord. All of these products can be found online. All are in good to excellent shape. - Erik Chandler, capt.erik [- at -] hotmail.com, 624-125-0823, Cabo San Lucas
1999 Yamaha Xl700 Jetski - 1999 Yamaha XL700 jetski in perfect condition, 3 person PWC. Imported in Mexico. Just serviced by Motorsport Racing in La Paz. Comes with yamaha cover and single trailer. 3000 coconuts. Photos available at http://socalhitech.com/jetski/jetski1.jpg; http://socalhitech.com/jetski/jetski2.jpg; http://socalhitech.com/jetski/jetski3.jpg. Located in El Sargento. - Arnaud V, info [- at -] socalhitech.com, 612-156-6769, La Paz
Submit your Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Casita Available - Sweet, one-bedroom furnished house available, mid-April through October or November. Three miles north of Todos Santos. Ocean side of Playitas Road, five minute walk to the beach. See the ocean, hear the waves. Cover expenses. - Jamie Stephens, cliffnjamies [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-134-0482, Todos Santos
Need To Rent Long Term - Family wants to rent long term. We have lived in Mexico for 4 yrs. Inexpensive place in Pescadero or Todos Santos, but prefer Pescadero. 3 or more bedrooms. Contact greta, ben and the men. Gracias - Ben Rube, bajaboar [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-154-8118
Casita For Rent - Nice, clean casita in Las Tunas on Calle Los Mangos is available for short or long term rental. 50 per night or 350 per month, reduced to 40 per night and 275 per month beginning May 1st. Sleeps two adults and one child, with kitchen. - Dan, danbinetti [- at -] yahoo.com, 044-612-117-0298
Housesitter/Pet Sitter - The Original Housesitter/Petsitter, retired, living in San Diego. Available from now until June. I will come to you take care of all your needs. Fly to Cabo and rent a car and come to you for FREE. Tlemanowic [- at -] sbcglobal.net 760-727-5063 - Ted Lemanowicz, tlemanowic [- at -] sbcglobal.net, 760-727-5063
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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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Looking To Caravan To Todos - We are a couple Looking for someone to caravan driving from California to Todos area around March 11 or 12. email Deb Dawson at goodthym [- at -] mcn,org or phone (707) 964-0509 or John Wozniak (707) 962-0932. - Debra Dawson, goodthym [- at -] mcn.org, (707) 964-0509, Baja California Sur
Caravan North To The Desert - Looking for some folks who would like to caravan north, possibly stopping in Comondu for wine tasting, San Pedro Matir for some wildflowers and high mountain picnicking, maybe hot springs at Uruapan, then the border thru Tecate, the safe crossing. room for riderS who want to share gas. You can write me at gypszcaravan [- at -] gmail.com - Tall Man, gypszcaravan [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
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
Ride To San Jose Ariport Needed March 25 - A boy needs to be at the airport by 10:30 AM, March 25. Money for gas. Email with phone number is more reliable. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [- at -] hotmail.comc, 612-135-3500
Heading North End of March - Heading North end of March (the 28th). Room for 1-2 passengers, share driving. Contact Martha at 145-0298. - Martha Kincaid, martha2mendo [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-145-0296
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
Gorgeous Puppy Looking For A Home - We found this puppy today, cutest little thing. He must have gotten lost or abandoned by someone that could not care for him anymore because he is pretty healthy, but looks scared. We are looking for a foster home or a forever home. Please look at his pictures, you may know where he belongs or may want to adopt him. - Ellie Ferri, elliefp [- at -] gmail.com, 612-108-8375, Todos Santos
Puppies & Plumeria Update - Our sincere THANK YOU to all the Baja Bean Sunday Market attendees of 3/4 that showed their support and gratitude to us for rescuing the litter of puppies + mom. A special THANKS to the new guardians of the 4 (out of 5) puppies that found homes. Mom and remaining puppy still looking for a new family. Mom is an alert guardian, healthy and playful, and female pup has sweet disposition. Please call for meeting / info. - Karin Lawler, karin [- at -] stardustweb.net, 612-143-8491
Purebred Akita - We are moving to the States and need to find a good home here locally for our 5 yr. old Akita; as she has lived at Cerritos Beach since a pup. She is a purebred, all white, fixed, always groomed and a healthy, beautiful dog. Plays with other dogs and great with kids. The most loving Akita you will ever find. Not a watchdog! Paid $600.00 for her and would be open to offers. - Jordon Cameron, two40jordi [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-149-5066
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 -
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
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