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"El Chapo" Eludes Mexican Police In Cabo San Lucas - By The Associated Press - Mexican federal police nearly nabbed drug-kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a coastal mansion located in the exclusive Punta Ballena development in Cabo San Lucas three weeks ago. Guzman's Sinaloa cartel controls trafficking in nearly half of Mexico. Much of the rest of the country is in the hands of the Zetas cartel. He has a $7 million bounty on his head in Mexico and the U.S., and teams of law enforcement agents from both countries are devoted to his capture.
The Los Cabos area is considered one of the safest locations in Mexico, and a favorite vacation spot despite the violence that plagues much of the rest of the country. But the peninsula also has been frequented by drug lords. Federal police arrested one of Mexico's most violent drug traffickers, Teodoro Garcia Simental, known as "El Teo," two years ago in the home he owned in La Paz. The U.S. Coast Guard in 2006 arrested Francisco Javier Arellano Felix, head of the Tijuana-based Arellano Felix gang, as he was sport fishing off the coast of Los Cabos.
Story and details here: worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/12/10655040-mexico-police-nearly-nab-drug-lord-el-chapo -
Baja Reggae 2012 Correction - Cerritos Beach Club and Surf and Cerritos Tequila will be hosting the annual Baja Reggae Concert with Ky Mani Marley and not Cerritos Surf Colony. The dates are Thursday, April 5, Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7 (and not Sunday the 8th.). - Juan Martinez, www.cerritosbcs.com, 624-143-4850
Ping Pong Tournament Results - The organizers of the tournament would like to take this opportunity to thank Baja Beans, all the volunteers, the players and the spectators who helped make the event a huge success. Over 14,000 pesos were raised. This money will be used to send lifeguards to the United States for training and certification.
The tournament had an A level draw, an A level consolation draw, a B level draw, a B level consolation draw, and a doubles draw. Unfortunately, not all of the players’ last names were noted at the tournament, but you know who you are. The A level was won by Lee, who beat Pescadero’s own Robert Quirk in a hard fought, down to the wire, exciting final, 3 games to 2. The B level was won by Don, who beat George in the final. The doubles was won by the team of Todos Santos’ own Marco Torres and Peter Lepine, who defeated the A level winner, Lee and his partner Michael Omaha, 3 games to 2. The A Consolation was won by Sam, who defeated Jimmy in the final, and finally, the B consolation was won by Dennis Naigle, who beat Ben of Ben and the Men fame. - Oscar Rosales, oscar5682 [- at -] gmail.com
CFE Billing Info Now Online - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Electric Service information is now available on line at www.cfe.gob.mx. Information includes: recent bill, and Account Balance which has been hard to obtain. Go to the www site and register with a user name and password (you will also need your service number and name from your elec. bill (enter the service number without spaces). Your Saldo (balance) can be found by clicking the green arrow under Pagar (Pay), to the right of Ver Historial (View History). -
Telmex Internet - Curious if those of you who have a hard wired Telmex DSL line experience significant periods of very low internet connection speeds. My wireless receiver is connected to an antenna broadcasting Telmex internet and I am often receiving an unusable signal. - Darryl, darrylb9 [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
There is an interesting article on BajaInsider about the speeds of local Internet services: www.bajainsider.com/baja-life/general-information/bajainternetservice.htm - Editor
Come Pick You Own Veggies. - This Thursday, March 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. only, please bring your bags and good spirits. I have grown too much mixed leaf lettuces and white stem chard. I will help you harvest. All are grown in the organic method from heirloom seeds. Camino del Pacifico, north side of road, 3rd or 4th home, green wall. Please park across the street in parking area. - Sylvia St.clair, Todos Santos
Local Travel Deal - - Get a three-night stay for two in a "loft room" at the The Bel Air Resort & Spa In San Jose Del Cabo for $269, normally $773, for a 65% savings. Combine up to six nights. Here is a link to the offer at Groupon: www.anrdoezrs.net/click-5636555-10872943?url=http%3A//www.groupon.com/deals/ga-m-bel-air-collection-resort. You must book the deal by 5/31 or the promotional value expires, and travel must be completed by 5/31.
Here is a link to the Bel Air's web site: www.belaircabos.com/ing/index_i.asp -
Local Hiking Ideas? - We have friends coming to visit next week who are experienced hikers and would like to do some walking in the hills locally. If anyone has any suggestions on where they might go for an interesting hike in the hills, I would appreciate your ideas. Thank you. - Melanie Salyer, salyer.melanie [- at -] gmail.com, Rancho Nuevo
A Young Mexican Girl - who is a baker is looking for a used, but in good condition, Kitchen Aid or a mixer strong enough for bread dough. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [- at -] hotmail.com
RE: Shuttle To Airport - You can book on line. Google shuttle to la paz and the destinations are all there, including to and from Todos Santos/SJD. You even get seat selection. There are only 6 seats, so it might be prudent to book early. - Nicola
Trampoline Wanted - Medium size, good condition. Also anything else that could be used for canine agility training, i.e. old saw horses, tunnels, anything you could think of to crawl through or jump over. Thanks, Janel - Janel Beeman, janelb3 [- at -] yahoo.com
Baja Shakespeare March 23-25 - We have reservations at a nice hotel in Buena Vista area for Friday and Saturday night. If you are interested in staying with us and going to the Baja Shakespeare play on Saturday, March 24th, please email me for details. Limited availability. cmyviews [- at -] yahoo.com
I Am Looking For A Heavy Metal Doctor In Baja, No Joke. - Or clinic that can test and perhaps perform a chelation treatment for heavy metal poisoning. thanks - , richygreengo [- at -] hotmail.com
Off-road Vehicles - looking for store where I can get off-road/4W vehicle parts. Also looking for motorcycle people to go on rides with and watch motorcross together. new to area. - Bruce Bodenhofer, brucekb1955 [- at -] msn.com, 612-103-7021, Todos Santos
Shoes.... - Does any good neighbor know where I could find Birkenstock sandals in La Paz or Los Cabos? gracias.... - Joy Obrien, allie_todossantos [- at -] yahoo.com
Blue Medical Net Hospital In La Paz - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Having recently had the distinction of being an inpatient in Blue Medical Net Hospital, I wanted to pass on information about this new medical facility located along the 4 lane (across from Home Depot).
I have had several incidents over the past year where I had to be treated at their facility. I cannot say enough good things about the medical staff, their professionalism, and concern for each of their patients. Can you imagine in this day and age that a hospital will care more for their patients than the US Dollar or PESO ! And when did a surgeon care enough about his patient's stress level prior to surgery and had a masseuse come in to give a relaxing massage to help alleviate that stress ... well, it happened and it's not out of the ordinary for them to take special care of their patients.
Recently the Blue Medical staff has been placing Announcements in the Gringo Gazette and in the local Daily News giving information on the specialists that are associated with Blue Medical Net. Take the time to check them out - the medical staff have been trained in the top medical schools in the U.S. and in Mexico and other countries - and they speak English. They will gladly take you on a tour of their facility; ie: E.R., Pharmacy, treatment rooms, X-ray, operating room, comfortable and roomy patient rooms, etc. Call and ask about the medical specialists that are available. Phone 624-104-3911 and talk with an English speaking receptionist. -
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 13
Art Reception For Tori Sepulveda - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Caffe Todos Santos, Todos Santos. Share an evening of fine art with new paintings by Tori Sepulveda, hosted by, and with special thanks to Angelo and Magda - Contact: Tori Sepulveda oscarntori [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-1366738Saturday, March 17
El Tango Desde Sus Raices / From The Roots of The Tango - 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Estancia Uruguaya Parrilla Bar, Revolucion #784 esq Salvatierra, Col. Esterito, La Paz. Argentinian and Uraguayan artists singing and dancing the Tango. Also Folklorico Dance Show. Reservations required. 612-122-5412. Artistas uruguayos y argentinos cantando y bailando tango, ademas show de danzas folkloricas: malambo y boleadoras. Previa reservacion. Tel 1225412 - estancia.uruguaya [- at -] hotmail.com, www.facebook.com/estanciauruguaya.parrillabar - .Sunday, March 18
Open Reading - 4 PM, Galeria de Todos Santos. Beer and wine available. Visitors welcome to join or just listen. Original works only, around 5 minutes. - Susan Doyle, timsudoyle [- at -] hotmail.com, 145-0821Tuesday, March 20
Todos Santos Book Group - 10:30 AM, Las Casitas, Todos Santos. This Week: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Contact: heavenlybliss57 [- at -] hotmail.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 -
Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment
There will be free samples of epsom salts and fly ribbons! Bring your pen, paper, bottle of water, chair and all your gardening questions! Donations accepted (suggested: $50 pesos). Directions to green entrance gate: Northbound from Elias Calles, turn right off at "HOTEL" sign (KM67) and take dirt road south to entrance under hwy bridge. Southbound from Todos Santos/El Pescadero, go over highway bridge at KM67 and U-Turn, follow northbound directions above. Look for balloons tied to hwy barrier over bridge and green sign. Lots of parking available! After the seminar stay for 1:1 questions/product information. - Cathy Fuller, gardeningguruinc [- at -] gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/events/322926177756474/, 612-107-8588 (text), Pescadero
Art Reception For Tori Sepulveda - Please join us for what may be the final art reception of the season celebrating the art of Tori Sepulveda on Tuesday, March 13, 5:00 - 7:00 at Caffe Todos Santos. Music will be provided by Alberto and Roberto and fine treats by Angelo and Magda - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-136-6738, Todos Santos
Barry Cloyd Part of Celtic Celebration at "Franks" - Touring Singer/Songwriter Barry Cloyd is scheduled to appear at "Shut Up Frank's" in Todos Santos for a night of St. Patrick's Day music and Celtic craziness. Barry starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17. So, bring your Irish attitude and come on out and raise a glass in celebration. Erin Go Bragh...Slainte...See ya there! - Barry Cloyd, barryc1025 [- at -] aol.com, www.barrycloyd.com, 309.635.7774 USA
Notice Regarding Open Reading - The next Open Reading is March 18 at the Galeria de Todos Santos at 4 p.m. Beer and wine available. Last month's readings were amazing, one of the best yet! Don't miss it this month. Visitors to Todos Santos are welcome to join us to read or just listen. Around 5 minutes, original works only, please. Big thanks to Michael and Pat Cope for the use of their space for this event, it makes for a lovely afternoon. - Susan Doyle, timsudoyle [- at -] hotmail.com, 145-0821
Natural Horsemanship Clinic - Vet and trainer Liz Bracken will offer a Natural Horsemanship Clinic Wedesday, March 21, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. All horses and riders are welcomed regardless of training. Clinic will be held at Rancho El Camino in La Paz off the Libramiento to Pichelingue. Cost for horse and rider 700 pesos, audits 100 pesos. Lunch and drinks included. Please join us even if you don't have a horse. For more information on what to expect or where the ranch is contact us at 612-149-1832 or 612-149-0588. There are only 5 horse and rider tickets left. Please reserve your ticket ahead. - Susu Sanders, sususanders [- at -] hotmail.com, ranchoelcamino.org, 612-149-1832, La Paz
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Torres Architecture- - Now open in Todos Santos on Topete Between Centenario and Juárez , we offer complete construction projects, residential, commercial, renovations, as well as property management. During the design process we adapt to your specific needs, using 21 century architectural tools and over 15 years of construction experience in the area. Services include (100% bilingual):
Submit your Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Looking For a Housesitter? - If you need some one to take care of your place during summer time or even longer in Todos Santos or Pescadero, contact me. I have references from other house sitting. - Dulce , amayaum [- at -] gmail.com, www.unicirka.wordpress.com, 6121565652
Submit your Real Estate/Rentals/House Sitting/Property Management Services articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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 -
Caravan Wanted In March - Couple looking for someone to caravan in mid March from Northern California to Todos Santos. Could meet anywhere before the border. - Debra Dawson, goodthym [- at -] mcn.org, (707) 964-0509
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
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
Caravan North Mid April - Looking for others who would like to caravan north in mid April and cross at the Tecate border. I also have room for one passenger who is "traveling light" and needs a ride. You can write me at jeannerogers [- at -] ymail.com or call at: 612-171-3148 - Jeane Rogers, jeannerogers [- at -] ymail.com, 612-171-3148
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 -
Found Cat - There is a tailess Siamese type cat with a worn leather collar that's been hanging around our house. If this is your cat, contact me to claim her. - Gail Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [- at -] earthlink.net
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
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
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, Feb. 19, at 8:30 A.M., we found a very, very thirsty, hungry and sweet Basset hound, 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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