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Needs At The Hogar - The staff of Todos Santos’ Hogar del Nino sincerely appreciates your donations, helping them to help the children. Currently the hogar is in need of some basics: toilet paper, shampoo, lotion, and belts for the children’s school uniforms. Food donations are always welcome, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and milk. - Diane Phillips, hogardelninoac [- at -] hotmail.com, padrinoproject.com, 612-145-0584 , Todos Santos
Semana Santa This Week - Semana Santa is one of the two most important Catholic holidays in Mexico along with Christmas. Throughout the country there will be parades, Mass, and usually fireworks. Semana Santa began with Palm Sunday this last weekend and will continue through this coming Easter Sunday, April 08. Article about Semana Santa on Baja Insider here: www.bajainsider.com/baja-life/holidays/semanasantamexico.htm. Article about Semana Santa on Wikipedia here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semana_Santa. Here are some of the Easter events planned for this week in Todos Santos, mostly taking place in and around the Catholic Church:
Monday April 2 to Wed April 4 - 9:00-6:00 Children's Easter.Semana Santa is also the time when most of Mexico takes a "Spring Break" vacation and fills up the beaches. Many governmental services and businesses will be closed, or on limited hours of operation. This will extend all through this week and into next. Plan accordingly. Also, this can be a scary time for your animal companions due to all the noise. Noisy holidays are the busiest times of the year for animal shelters because of all the runaway pets. Here is some advice on how to keep your pets safe: 1stcarevets.com/have-you-prepared-your-pet-for-fireworks/ -
Dia Internacional Del Autismo - International Autism Day - El día 2 de Abril es declarado por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) como el Día Internacional de Conciencia al Autismo. A partir de 2008, varios países se unen a la causa para conmemorar la solidaridad en el tema. Unete a un evento con causa! Mes del Autismo. 1/2 Maraton, Cabo Fitness 10K, 5K, Caminata, San Jose del Cabo, Domingo 22 de Abril 2012, Salida Cabo Fitness Club a partir de las 6:30 am. Los esperamos!
The day of April 2 has been declared the International Day of Autism Awareness by the United Nations Organization (UNO). Since 2008, several countries have joined the cause to celebrate solidarity on this topic. Join in an event with a cause! Autism Month. 1/2 Marathon, Cape Fitness 10K, 5K Walk, San Jose del Cabo, Sunday April 22, 2012, Cabo Fitness Club from 6:30 am See you there! - lemonia.aretos [- at -] gmail.com, Info Tels. 105 2009 / 105 9600, www.cabofitnessclub.com
Todos Santos Bypass Road - Work on the road that will bypass Todos Santos has begun! You can see the big cut up into the hills from the military check point north of town. It will run very close to Barrio Nuevo San Juan. I have been told that it will come out near the first bridge that they are working on on the road to Cabo. Yea! nancyserfas [- at -] aol.com
Clay Guild Seeks Pottery Tools And Supplies - Our local guild is seeking resources for pottery tools and prepared clay for throwing. If you are a potter and have information on where we can acquire such things here in the Baja area or information on the best way to ship in supplies, please contact me as we are stocking our studio now. We are also interested in second hand kiln equipment, tongs, gloves, bats, shelving units, glaze materials, five gallon buckets. Thanks. - Pamela Akins, akins.pamela [- at -] yahoo.com, 423-147-5531
Todos Santos Library Closure - The library will be closed next week, from Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 13 for roof repair. We will be there this Friday, April 6, so you can plan ahead and stock up on your reading and viewing materials.
Local Travel Deals in Cabo San Lucas and Mexico - Do you have friends or family coming, or just want to get away yourself? Club Tesoro, Cabo San Lucas is offering a four-night stay for two adults in a deluxe marina-view room at their Wyndham Cabo San Lucas Resort with daily breakfast and a 2.5-hour dinner cruise for two. Up to two kids 12 and under stay free. Also includes Airport transfers from airport to resort for two.
This is a 59% discount for only $269 US, valid for stays through July 15, and $299, valid for stays from August 1 through December 15. Actual value is $664. Book by: 6/2/12. Click here for the deal: www.anrdoezrs.net/click-5636555-10872943?url=http%3A//www.groupon.com/deals/ga-club-tesoro
Also, here is another great deal at 73% off for 7 nights for only $399 US at 1 of 13 different resorts located in Los Cabos and throughout Mexico: www.anrdoezrs.net/click-5636555-10872943?url=http%3A//www.groupon.com/deals/ga-resort-stays-vouchers -
Stolen KTM Dirtbike - I'm letting the community know that my dirtbike was stolen in Todos Santos. It's a 2001 KTM with red side plastics and black fenders. Please, if you have any iformation, contact me as soon as possible - Jesse, pjesse52 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-157-1415, Baja California Sur
Telephone Scam Alert - Last week I got a call from a supposed long-lost cousin who proceeds to make me guess which cousin he is. Well, of course, the guessing game gives him a name. So now I think I'm speaking with my cousin, who says he got my number from grandma and found out we're in La Paz. He tells me he's in Tijuana on his way down the Baja and could he come for a visit? Well "of course," I say. Keep in mind that I have not spoken to this cousin in years so voice recognition failed me. He then tells me he's going to buy a Mexican cell phone, because his US cell phone will soon lose signal. I tell him to get a Movistar cell phone and to put 200 pesos on it. He says he'll call when he has his new cell phone #. He calls after a bit to tell me he has his new phone but he's still using his old cell because he didn't understand how to buy minutes for his new phone. I tell him to go to any Oxxo. He replies that he's already outside town and would I be so kind as to go to an Oxxo for him and put 500.00 pesos on his new phone # and he'll pay me back as soon as he gets to La Paz. Now, slightly annoyed at my cousin, I figure I'll do this as soon as convenient.
About an hour later, I receive another call from my now-frantic cousin because he's been in an accident. He explains he's using a bystander's cell phone to call, because his US phone now has no signal, and he has no minutes on his Mexican cell phone. He presses me to put some minutes on his phone so he can give me more detail about his situation. I panic and buy 500 pesos on his cell. He calls again to say they won't let him leave the scene until he pays $3,000 US for damages. He only has some traveler's checks and about 1,000 US. They want the money transferred into a bank account before allowing him to leave. Now bells and whistles go off, and I realize I'm being scammed. So I ask my supposed cousin, what his dad's first name is? He replies, "what you don't believe me?" I repeat, just tell me your dad's first name? He attempts to give me a name and gets it wrong.
I hang up knowing I just got scammed for 500 pesos and they were attempting to scam me for more, just by playing on my emotions. If memory serves, this is not a new scam, but when emotions and family get mixed in, you tend to let your guard down. I suggest anyone who gets a call like this to simply call the real family member's home phone before you lose any cash. I hope my error will save anyone else from reacting on emotion, which is what these scammers rely upon. - Name Withheld By Request
Free Rooster - Free Rooster in Pescadero. Pick him up! - Mary, donegalmoon [- at -] gmail.com, 612-140-7923, Pescadero
Lost Glasses - I lost my glasses recently in the Todos Santos area. They are bifocals with a steel rim on the upper half, in a black case. I hope, I hope, I hope... - Leonard Zweig, leonardz [- at -] olympus.net, 612-118-8057
Looking For A Samurai (vehicle) - Anybody have a Samurai or something else small that moves great in sand? Looking for a low-priced, picnic-mobile, sound mechanics, funky OK. bobbimc1 [- at -] gmail.com
Computer Virus Alert - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - There has been another rash of Virus attacks to some local computers. The worst of the bunch act like a legitimate virus scan. They even use Microsoft Logos and visual representations of an actual scan. At the end of the "make believe" scan, the program advises you that your computer has a significant number of viruses and for a mere $30, they can remove those viruses. If you see this scan, Do Not Proceed And Do Not Follow their instruction! If you're a rookie, shutdown the computer.
The authors of the virus are former Soviet countries that are trying to scam your credit card. The Virus is set to accept your credit card, remain dormant for 3 months then reactivate. You feed it another $30 and so on. The viruses are not detected nor stopped by most anti-virus programs. I'm working on a neighbors computer now that had an up-to-date McAfee Anti-virus Program. The virus locks you out of the internet, locks you out of all normal removal tools and prevents installation of programs to fight it. In some cases, cleaning the virus may require a reformat and re-install of the entire operating system.
Where do the viruses come from? Great question and I'm glad you asked. A dear friend of 82 was searching for receipts for turkeys on line and got a hit - so it can come from a variety of seemingly harmless sources. If your a geek, cross platform contamination from servers hosting a variety of web sites including the bad guys sites. - The Computer Guy (thecomputerguy [- at -] usa.com), Los Barriles
Land Wanted For Spiritual Community - Start up intentional transformational and healing community seeking land for organic farm and eco construction for members to live. Full details on webpage. Peace and Love - Pete Adams, pete [- at -] moving-overseas-guide.com, www.moving-overseas-guide.com/2012-awakening.html, 999-181-1528, Baja California Sur
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, April 03
Dzogchen Tradition - Dharma Talk - 6pm, La Arca, Todos Santos. The Teachings of the Dzogchen With Costantino Albini, visiting instructor at Tsegyalgar west. Everyone invited. - Contact: Secretary twestoffice [- at -] gmail.com, bajagar.blogspot.mx or www.tsegyalgarwest.orgWednesday, April 04 - Sunday, April 08
Commedia dell'Ego - The Unmasking Of The Ego - 8am-6pm; meals available, Yandara Yoga Institute, just past Rancho Nuevo - Theatre, movement, dance, meditation, relaxation, and Qi Gong allows us to see the absurdity of the ego as amusing entity and see through to the other side. The Essential you. No prerequisites. Contact: Rhoda Jacobs barakabaja [- at -] gmail.com, 612-157-6088 cellWednesday, April 04 - Tuesday, April 10
Buddhist Retreat - Dzogchen Contemplation Practices - , Tsegyalgar West, San Jose Mountains. Contemplation Practices in the Dzogchen Tradition Retreat with Costantino Albini on the land. Also "Dance of the Three Vajras" Retreat with Anya Neyman in the afternoons. - Contact: Secretary twestoffice [- at -] gmail.com, www.tsegyalgarwest.orgThursday, April 05 Thru Saturday, April 07
Baja Reggae Festival 2012 - April 5 at 12:00 p.m. until April 7 at 12:00 p. m. All-weekend Reggae event on a world-class surf break. Cerritos Beach Club and Surf and Cerritos Tequila presents the Annual Baja Reggae Festival with Ky-Mani Marley, Tribal Seeds, Dub Tonic Kru, Rise N Shine Band and many more. Un Evento de Reggae de Fin de Semana - Abril 6 y 7. Cerritos Surf Colony y Tequila presenta el Baja Reggae Fest con Kymani Marley, Tribal Seeds, Dub Tonic Kru, Rise N Shine Band, KL, y mas. Contact: Juan Martinez, www.cerritosbcs.com, 624-143-4850, www.bajareggae2012.comSaturday, April 07 and Sunday, April 08
Kundalini Yoga & Laya Tantra Yoga Training - with Kirantana Kundalini Laya yoga Master 40 years teaching worldwide. 4:30 pm - 6:15 each day, Casa Papagayo, La Cachora, Todos Santos, house on corner. will post signs. - Contact: Noel Cianci noelcianci [- at -] me.com, 323 445 5044
Recurring Events Each WeekSaturdays
Farmer’s Market - 8 a.m.-12 p.m., La Canada Del Diablo, Todos Santos.www.lacanadadeldiablo.com, 612-140-0069.Sundays
Farmer’s Market - Music and Brunch - 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Baja Beans. info [- at -] bajabeans.com, www.bajabeans.com, 612-143-7138, PescaderoMondays
Sunset Yoga - Hotel Casa Tota, 5:30 p.m. Bring mat and wear layers. 60 pesos. - Christine, HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612-145-0590Wednesdays
Farmer’s Market - 9 a.m.-12 p.m., La Esquina, Todos Santos. www.laesquinats.com, 612-145-0851.Thursdays
Salsa Dance Classes - 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Baja Beans. info [- at -] bajabeans.com, www.bajabeans.com, 612-143-7138, PescaderoFridays
Sunset Yoga - Hotel Casa Tota, 5:30 p.m. Bring mat and wear layers. 60 pesos. - Christine, HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612-145-0590
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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, Arts and Entertainment
Great Meals At Desertu! - We had yet another fantastic meal at Desertu last night - fresh oysters, incredible salad and fish in traditional Basque sauce. Delicious! We have taken several of our groups there and they all rave about how great the food is. Jose Uribe (from San Sebastian in Basque country) and his wife Carmen are wonderful hosts and have really breathed exciting new life into the old Il Giardino site. Still offering terrific pizza as well. - Sergio Jauregui, Todos Santos
Live Music 3 Nites This Week At Cafelix - Los Tocayos will be performing Thurs., Fri, and Sat. nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Greg and Greg will playing a mix of folky, country and original songs. Stop in for some dinner and drink, some music, and be home by Baja Midnite! - Greg Kitchel, g.kitchel [- at -] montereybay.co,, gregkitchel.com, 612-119-3705, Todos Santos
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
The Largest And Best Propane Refrigerators In The World - Crystal Cold Propane refrigerators built by the Amish in Illinois offers sizes from 12 cu ft to 22 cu ft. I am the authorized representative in BCS. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [- at -] yahoo.com, .www.crystalcold.com/, 612-183-1077, Baja California Sur
Wheelchair Van and Wheelchair Accessable Travel Trailer - 2001 E 250 Wheelchair Van fully loaded wheelchair accessable Ford van with barn doors and Vangater 2-side lift, 190,000 klms, dark blue, towing package, tv, vcr, sirius sat. radio, awesome stereo, any more info plz ask
1993 Sierra Cobra Travel Trailer, fully loaded travel trailer, new solar panels, 2 new batteries, 1 new fantastic fan, 2 new maxair fans, roof all redone, updated new converter, spacious, more info/pics just ask. $10,000.00 OBO - Jay Douglas, pirates6569 [- at -] yahoo.ca, 624-168-9074 or 250-999-9013, Cabo San Lucas
For Sale: 1986 Ford Bronco 4x4 - If you know Broncos, they will drop a bull. 79xxx miles, clean/clear title, cream color, clean interior, red stripe, a/c, good tires, strong reliable motor, well maintained, new oil change. Asking $3,000.00 usd. Great for towing boats or off road driving. - Barbara Cota, 624-160-50-18
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Buying Or Selling A Home Or Lot? - Cabo Construction Management, located in Los Cerritos offers home inspections serving all of BCS. Have your home inspected, know of any problems before you close. Selling a home? Fix it before you list it. Could save a sell. Looking to purchase a lot? Let me look at it and know more about what it will take to build. 39 years experience in construction, real estate development, and home inspections. Former Building and Engineering contractor, state of California. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [- at -] yahoo.com, www.ccmbaja.com, 612-183-1077, Baja California Sur
Housesitting - Hi, we are a nice couple wanting to take care of a house in the Pescadero area. We can do any type of job at the house, gardening, cleaning, taking care of animals, etc. We are responsible and trustworthy. I'm an artist from Barcelona and my partner is a lifeguard from Mexico. We have been living here for a long time so we can give references for you. We are available all year. See you soon! - Lila Crece, 612-141-5955/612-167-9091
For Rent - Casita in Todos Santos available for rent April, 2012. Kitchenette, queen size bed, bathroom, wi-fi. Perfect for 1 person long term or 2 people short term. Price includes all utilities, wi-fi & DISH TV. Email or call for rental information. kcbreck [- at -] gmail.com, 612-14-3160, Todos Santos
Beach House Partner Wanted, Los Cerritos - New home under construction in one of the best areas of Cerritos Beach. Information on request. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-183-1077, Baja California Sur
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
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Going To San Diego April 3 - You need a ride? Pay 150 and share driving if you're a safe driver. For more information, email me. I have a big truck which makes for a comfortable, two-day ride. I can leave you on the San Diego side. - Molea John, jmolea [- at -] sbcglobal.net, 612-142-8496, Baja California Sur
Need A Ride? - Willing to share expenses from Los Cabos to Tecate, have a small dog, would like to leave by April 3rd. - Lee Spradling, 702-525-3592
Ride Share To California - Leaving inside of two weeks for California (ad first appeared March 23). Room for one person and some things, taking about four to five days to get to the Tecate border. - Tall Man, gypszcaravan [- at -] gmail.com, Pescadero
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
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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 -
Perfect Cat Needs Home - This young beauty wandered into our yard a few days ago. Our donkeys love her, but our aged cat will not tolerate her, so she needs a home. If she is lost and you are her owner, please be in touch right away. Otherwise, if you are looking for a cat, this one is top drawer. - Catanya And Robert Saltzman, azoth7 "at" gmail.com, 612-132-8890 or 612-132-9060
Lost Cat - Someone's lost cat turned up at our house in Las Tunas. Young, affectionate, white with light brown coloring. - Mike Lund, mikeandmirinbaja [- at -] gmail.com, 612-1345-347
<<---This Little Guy Needs A Casa! - An adorable little puppy followed us to Sol II just over a week ago and his leg was injured in an incident while we were inside. We took him to the vet and nursed him back to four-legged spryness. Now we just need to find this guy a home! If he might make a positive addition to your casa, contact us today! - Dylan Patti, dylanlouis [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Guard Dog Wanted - Pescadero family looking to adopt a dog who will stay on the property ( not a wandering type) to watch over the family and the home. - Emilia, organicminded [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-136-5986
Skilled Dog Trainer Sought - Someone in this Todos Santos community must know how to help my 6-month-old Belgian Shepherd and I get ready to travel together, staying at other people's homes along the way. I certainly am interested in upgrading our skills to be good guests. Thanks - Janel Beeman, janelb3 [- at -] yahoo.com
Gorgeous Dog To Good Home - Looking to find a new home for our all-white, purebred akita. 5 yrs. old, still thinks she's a pup! Loving family dog. Definately not a watchdog. Loves people, kids, and other dogs. Raised at Cerritos Beach and loves water. Any offer goes to our 7 yr. old daughter! Thanks! - Jordon Cameron, two40jordi [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-149-5066
Bacero Needs A New Home - The owner of this dog died on the 4 lane by Home Depot 2 weeks ago. I have photos of him and he is beautiful. His name is Bacero and he is about 35 lbs. He is around 1+ year old or so. He needs to be neutered and that can be done at the shelter for free. He has no ticks or flees and is healthy. His color is black and white. Ask me for photos. The ideal place would be with a yard or on a ranch. He needs a new loving family. He is being foster cared for now. Please email or call Sharon Armstrong at 624-145-8073 and Cell, 624-113-3959 in Cabo. He is house trained and very smart. He is available for free. He would make someone a great companion, caboflygirl [- at -] gmail.com, Cabo San Lucas
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