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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Friday, April 6, 2012 -- Weekend Edition
Featured Events This Week    
Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment    
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News and Events, Questions and Answers

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 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 remaining Easter events planned for this week in Todos Santos, mostly taking place in and around the Catholic Church:
Friday, April 6, Viernes Santo - 12:00 Meditation on the last words of Christ - 6:00 PM Rosary -7:00 PM The March of Silence (in town).
Saturday, April 7, Sabado Santo - 8:00 PM, late night blowout celebration. Fireworks, people being baptized, people joining the Church. Internal Church Plaza. The "all night" Saturday service starts at 8:00 PM and goes on for several hours.
Sunday, April 8, Domingo de Resurrection -12:00 Mass, after which a big celebration in the huerta at San Vicente. Bamboo grove by trailer park.
All church activities and services are 100% in Spanish so language could be an issue if you don't speak Spanish or you're not already Catholic.
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/ - The Baja Western Onion

Message For U. S. Citizens: Temporary Services At Consular Agency Los Cabos - The U.S. Consular Agency in Los Cabos is pleased to announce that we will be open to the public by appointment on April 10, 11, and 12 to process applications for U.S. passports and consular reports of birth abroad, and to provide notarial services. A consular officer from the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana will be present to provide these services. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 624-143-3566. The U.S. Consular Agency continues to provide daily assistance to U.S. citizens who require emergency services.

In addition, a town hall meeting for U.S. citizens will be held on April 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort on Carretera Transpeninsular. Mr. Bill Whitaker, Chief of American Citizens Services at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana will address issues of interest to the American community. He will also discuss the roles of both the Consular Agency and the Consulate. The Consular Agency is currently unable to provide routine passport and notarial services outside of these dates, but will announce future opportunities as they arise. In the interim, please call 624-143-3566 with questions or to add your name to the waiting list.

The Consular Agency is located at: Tiendas de Palmilla, Carretera Transpeninsular Km 27.5; Local B221, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, C.P. 23406 - Trina Brown, USConsulCabo [- at -] yahoo.com, 624-143-3566

"Todos Reciclamos Y El Red De Reciclaje" Recycling News - El grupo "Todos Reciclamos y El Red de Reciclaje" bring you the latest news. Thanks to all who are saving and separating your recyclables. Please bear with me as I have been missing the past couple weeks of pick ups.

There is NO drop off until further notice at present location. I will do pick ups by calling me and setting up appointment in Todos Santos and Pescadero areas. We are receiving, corrugated cardboard & all egg carton material, all plastic, all metals, and glass. No paper, broken glass, magazines, plastic bags. Separation is required. Please rinse all you can. Please keep all boxes for bottles. You should save all your plastic bags and any other resourceful things(I will receive nicely organized clean bags). Please bring as much aluminum cans as possible ass they help so much for expenses.

I need all the help I can get, so any volunteers are welcome to help me clean up the stockpiled mess left by prior recycling group, just call me. I will be receiving donations and I am planning a fundraiser for a vehicle and other progress needs such as containers, large cement bags and upgrade present location after clean up. Let's act and move for earliest reopening of the Recycling Center! Thanks a million to all who help. - Ira Nevius, ira [- at -] iralandia.com, www.iralandia.com, 044-612-152-4334

New Service In Todos Santos - If you are not fond of ironing, we have a new laundry in Todos Santos that will iron 12 items for 65 pesos. I took in seven blouses and one pair of linen pants and the total was 48 pesos -- and the results are beautiful. They also do full laundry service. They are on Hidalgo right across from Los Adobes in a small space next to where Gemini once was. - Name Withheld By Request

Who Has Played With Paul Simon; Sting; Yo Yo Ma & Herbie Hancock? - Cyro Baptista, Percussionist Extraordinaire, and he is coming to Todos Santos! He will put on a concert on Sunday April 15 with Todd Clouser's Jazz Fusion band ' A Love Electric' ... we would like to expose the youth of Todos Santo to this musical experience. Help sponsor a young person to see the concert by buying a ticket for yourself. Available now at Tecolote Bookstore for 150 pesos. Concert at 7 p.m. at Teatro Luna Azul. Info: http://tsbmp.blogspot.com. Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com

Dog Friendly Places To Stay? - On the drive from Todos Santos to San Francisco. When these lists last appeared in BWO, I didn't have a dog ... should have paid attention. Thanks - Janel, janelb3 [- at -] yahoo.com

Camera Lost April 1 Or 2 - Have you found a camera in the Todos Santos/Pescadero area? It is a Kodak digital camera in a soft black sequined zippered case. Our friends retraced their steps on those days with no luck. If you have found the camera and would please e-mail me, they would be so happy. The photo card contains all the photos from their vacation. Thank you very much. - Melanie Salyer, salyer.melanie [- at -] gmail.com, Rancho Nuevo

We've Found Mr. Fix-it In Todos Santos - My wife and I can not say enough good things about US-trained maintenance technician, Eduardo Lili. He is skilled in plumbing, electrical, construction repairs, air conditioning, etc. After many years working for Club Med, he has settled here in Todos Santos. We have found him to not only be competent in a number of skills, including excellent English, but honest, reasonably priced and highly reliable. To contact Eduardo, call 612-100-6921 or email him at eleduard70 [- at -] hotmail.com. He can also be reached by email at terry.1970 [- at -] hotmail.com. - Gail And Michael Mcallister, heronsnestbaja [- at -] earthlink.net, 612-152-6166, Todos Santos

Wanted: Stuff For Suite - Futon/couch/daybed or 2 twin beds with bedding, coffee table, 2 bedside tables, small table with 4 chairs, frig, microwave, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, casseroles, baking dishes, rug - Marcia, marciastromsmoe [- at -] gmail.com

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 today, April 6, so you can plan ahead and stock up on your reading and viewing materials.

Can You Help? - As some of you may know, our Baja Western Onion editor, Debra Webster, is a big supporter of animal welfare and spay and neuter efforts both in Baja and in the US. After being involved in animal welfare projects for three years in Todos Santos, including Kitty Heaven and the spay/neuter clinics, Debra now volunteers her time at a local non-profit shelter, Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode, in Northern California. Animal Outreach provides low-cost/no-cost spay and neuter, veterinary care, and rehoming services for over 8,400 cats and dogs each year. Debra manages a "Barn Cats" program where she finds new homes for feral and semi-feral cats at local homes, farms, ranches and vineyards where they find "work" in helping to control rodent populations. Since it's inception, over 500 homeless cats have found a second chance through this program: www.MyBarnCats.com.

Now, over the next few months, Animal Outreach has a chance to receive a generous support donation provided by Rachael Ray through the ASPCA, and all it takes is a mouse click if you would like to help them. From now until Monday, April 16, your "votes" will help Animal Outreach move into the finals of the ASPCA Challenge. Anyone, living anywhere, can vote every day by visiting challenge.aspcapro.org/shelter/Animal%20Outreach%20of%20the%20Mother%20Lode and clicking on the green Vote Today! button. Every vote counts. More about the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge here: challenge.aspcapro.org/about-the-100k-challenge. Thanks so much for your help. - Alan And Debra, Debra [- at -] MyBarnCats.com, 530-409-0132

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Featured Events This Week

Please 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, 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 cell
Wednesday, April 04, thru 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.org
Thursday, April 05, thru Saturday, April 07
Baja Reggae Festival 2012 - April 5 at 12 p.m. until April 7 at 12 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.com
Friday, April 06
Semana Santa - Easter Week Event - Viernes Santo - 12:00 Meditation on the last words of Christ - 6:00 PM Rosary - 7:00 PM March of Silence (in town).
Friday, April 06 and Saturday, April 07
Live Music At Cafelix - 6 to 9 p.m., Los Tocayos. Mix of folky, country and original songs. - Greg Kitchel, g.kitchel [- at -] montereybay.co,, gregkitchel.com, 612-119-3705, Todos Santos
Saturday, April 07
Live Blues Music - 8 p.m., Bluz Explozion, Hotel California, Todos Santos. No Cover. - info [- at -] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612-145-0525

Live Jazz Music - 8pm, Luna Itsel, Mexican Jazz Singer, on the Sky Deck. Hotel Guaycura, Todos Santos. No Cover. - info [- at -] guaycura.com.mx, www.guaycura.com.mx, 612-175-0800

Semana Santa - Easter Week Event - Sabado Santo - 8:00 PM, late night blowout celebration. Fireworks, people being baptized, people joining the Church. Internal Church Plaza. All-night Saturday service, Catholic Church, 8:00 PM until ?
Saturday, April 07, Sunday, April 08
Kundalini Yoga& Laya Tantra Yoga Training - 4:30 pm- 6:15 each day, Casa Papagayo, La Cachora, house on corner. will post signs, Todos Santos. Kirantana Kundalini Laya yoga Master 40 years teaching worldwide visiting Todos for a month. intensive trainings can be explored. . Contact: Noel Cianci noelcianci [- at -] me.com, 323-445-5044
Sunday, April 08
Tsegyalgar West Open House - With instructors Costantino Albini and Anya Neyman, Tsegyalgar West Retreat Center, San Jose mountains. See www.tsegyalgarwest.org for directions info. Contact: tsegyalgarwestsecretary [- at -] gmail.com, bajagar.blogspot.com

Semana Santa - Easter Week Event - Domingo de Resurrection, 12:00 Mass, Catholic Church, followed by celebration in the Bamboo grove by the trailer park in San Vicente, Todos Santos. All church activities and services in Spanish.
Monday, April 09
Rockin' Baja Wine Tasting - 5-8 p.m., Flight Night. Live music by Tim Lang and Friends. 3 different Baja Wines, and Tapas. - La Bodega, Calle Hidalgo, labodegadetodossantos [- at -] gmail.com, www.facebook.com/pages/La-Bodega-de-Todos-Santos/117662031632529?ref=tn_tnmn, 612-152-0181, Todos Santos
Monday, April 09 thru Friday, April 13
Totems In Todos. Kundalini Yoga And Creative Writing - 9 a.m.- 10:15 every morning, Casa Papagayo, La Cachora, house on corner. Will post signs, Todos Santos. Bhavani, Teaching Freeing the Writer Within. Creative writing with Kundalini Yoga/ Meditation Designed to awaken the Inner Artist in each of us. . Contact: Noel Bhavani Cianci noelcianci [- at -] me.com, 323-445-5044
Wednesday, April 11
Cuban Singer Noralys Cantero - 8 p.m., Perico Azul, 50 pesos cover. - El Perico Azul, Todos Santos.

Recurring Events Each Week

Farmer’s Market - 8 a.m.-12 p.m., La Canada Del Diablo, Todos Santos.www.lacanadadeldiablo.com, 612-140-0069.
Farmer’s Market - Music and Brunch - 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Baja Beans. info [- at -] bajabeans.com, www.bajabeans.com, 612-143-7138, Pescadero
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

Baja Monday Wine Tastings - Flight Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., La Bodega, Calle Hidalgo, Todos Santos. LaBodegaDeTodosSantos [- at -] gmail.com, 612-152-0181.
Farmer’s Market - 9 a.m.-12 p.m., La Esquina, Todos Santos. www.laesquinats.com, 612-145-0851.

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

Big Red Wednesdays - Structured Baja red wines by the glass from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., La Bodega, Calle Hidalgo, Todos Santos. LaBodegaDeTodosSantos [- at -] gmail.com, 612-152-0181.

Perico Wednesdays - Live music and Open Mic, 20 pesos beer, 50 pesos Margaritas, El Perico Azul, Todos Santos.
Salsa Dance Classes - 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Baja Beans. info [- at -] bajabeans.com, www.bajabeans.com, 612-143-7138, Pescadero
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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Stepping Out - Food, Music, Arts and Entertainment

Composting Workshop - If you would like to learn how to make useable compost in 2 months, Wholesome Home and Garden is hosting a workshop on composting Thursday, April 12, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Composting is a wonderful way to improve your soil and use your green waste. Fee: 100 pesos. If interested, please call for directions: 612-119-4098. - Virginia Mazzetti, moonstonenow [- at -] yahoo.com, Building in Baja.com click on Wholesome Home and Garden, 612-119-4098

Baja Beans Roasting Co. - Specialty coffee and baked goods in a space with soul and style. Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Mondays. Events:
  • Sunday Brunch, Music and Market - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Salsa Dance Classes - Every Thursday 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Sandra Wohlers, info [- at -] bajabeans.com, www.bajabeans.com, 612-143-7138, Pescadero

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 - The Baja Western Onion

Los Cardones Hotelito, Playa Los Cerritos - Los Cardones Hotelito has availability for Spring! Spacious, tastefully decorated rooms with king or queen beds, plus twin beds all with private bathrooms and balconies. Great views of the surf at Playa Cerritos! Camping on site is also available. Los Cardones is a 100% solar-powered property with commitment to sustainability. Come enjoy the peace and solitude of the beautiful Baja desert in our natural surroundings! We are located just a short stroll to great surf at Cerritos and a convenient place to meet for Mario's Surf School. Rates: $55 USD King Suite; $50 Queen Suite; $45 Queen room.

Restaurant space is available to lease for private dinners, parties or other special events. Contact us for pricing and availability. - Kelly Hegwer, khpescado [- at -] gmail.com, www.loscardonesbaja.com, (612) 144-1019, Pescadero

Botanical Garden Tours - At Buena Fortuna Botanical Gardens in La Ribera, guided by world renowned botanist, ecologist, anthropologist, and social activist Gabriel Howearth. Explore Baja Sur's most diverse organic botanical gardens, with over 3,000 plant species here at Buena Fortuna. Gabriel Howearth, founder of Seeds of Change, the largest organic seed company in North America, will be giving guided tours every Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. Tours include refreshments. $150 pesos per person.

Buena Fortuna's famous organic restaurant will also be serving lunch by reservation for $150 pesos. Produce, landscape design consultations, exotic nursery plants, compost and rare organic seeds also available. To make reservations please contact Gabriel by email at buenafortunagardens [- at -] gmail.com. Special tours and events can also be arranged anytime given prior notice. Spring has sprung at Buena the flowers are budding out quickly and plants are growing fast! birds and butterflies are dancing around the garden. the jujube a delious, nutrional, medicial fruit from india is falling now from the trees for guest to snack on during the tour. Come and enjoy with us the spring splendor and bountiful beauty. - Gabriel Howearth, buenafortunagardens [- at -] gmail.com

Todos Santos Fishing Charters - Why deal with a middleman? Come direct to the owner/operator
  • Fully Registered Sportsfishing Company
    • Bilingual Crew
      • Top Quality Tackle and Gear
Whether game fishing or whale watching, contact us for your ocean adventures. Visit our website for full details: www.fishingtodossantos.com or www.todossantosfishingcharters.com.

Package deals available when booking fishing and our casita for your complete holiday - www.bajasurtodossantos.com, or call Lee at 612-119-7880 or Brenda at 624-114-1351

Señor Porky's BBQ Smoked Meats Still Available - We now offer any of the BBQ smoked meats as Take Away that was originally sold at Señor Porky's at the Casa Decor location only, 560 Marques De Leon, La Paz. Same fantastic smoked meats at a lower price! - Richard Stubbs, richards77 [- at -] pcisys.net, 303 777-5157

Cuba Trip April 27/May 04 - At first sight, Havana, like the rest of Cuba seems trapped in a time warp, yet the country is in the throes of considerable change. Join the group- maximum: 10 participants. Leaving La Paz April 26, overnight in Mexico City. Fly to Havana from Mexico City April 27, returning directly to La Paz May 4. Call or write for information. - Guillermo Bueron, g_bueron [- at -] yahoo.com, www.guillermolanguageandtravel.com, 612-161-4165, Todos Santos
El Tecolote Serves Up Espresso and More! - Let thy food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be thy food.- Hippocrates
  • Come enjoy a healthy fresh squeezed juice at the juice/espresso bar in the El Tecolote Bookstore
  • Just the thing to keep your immune system strong and your body energized during these chilly days
  • Open At 8 A.M.
- Kate Lewis, katemlewis [- at -] yahoo.com, El Tecolote, Todos Santos.
Rockin' Baja Wine Tasting W/ Tim Lang! - Come on down to Calle Hidalgo this Monday evening, 5-8pm, for Flight Night with groovin' rock and roll tunes by Tim Lang and Friends. Enjoy a generous taste of 3 different Baja Wines, paired with Tasty Tapas and sing or dance along to the music.

We have something for everyone: Excellent Baja Olive Oil, Sparkling Wines, Refreshing Whites, Dry Rosés, Easy-Drinking Blends and Big Structured Reds all for your palate's pleasure ... not to mention corkscrews, wine totes, aprons, mini-bottles and more. See you soon. Salud! - La Bodega, labodegadetodossantos [- at -] gmail.com, www.facebook.com/pages/La-Bodega-de-Todos-Santos/117662031632529?ref=tn_tnmn, 612-152-0181, Todos Santos

Sushi Bar At La Casita - We kindly invite you to come and try Alberto's Sushi Culinary delights, skillful Chef from Mexico City with vast experience in Japanese Cuisine. Open from noon 'till 10:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. Ask for daily specials or call for take out. We are located in La Casita Tapas Wine Bar. - Sergio Rivera, sergemaz [- at -] yahoo.com, 145-0192, Todos Santos
Hotel California - Saturday, April 7, Live Music featuring BLUZ EXPLOZION
Signature Margaritas made with our Awarding Winning Hotel California Tequila, Beers, and Dancing! Music begins at 8pm. No Cover.

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Hours 5 PM to 11 PM Daily. Reservations Recommended

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Perico Wednesday's Bigger And Better - If you were here last Thursday (90% of the town was!), you got a chance to listen to super talented Jonathan Orozco on the Piano, along with Pepe and Calambres -- they had us all dancing! Well, this coming Wednesday, April 11, we are making it even better adding sexy cuban Noralys Cantero to the mic and beleive me, that girl knows how to sign and shake what god gave her (a lot if you compare it to most of us simple mortals). So no excuses taken. See you all here at 8 p.m., 50 pesos cover. - Perico Azul
Hotel Casa Tota and La Santeña In Downtown Todos Santos Present: - We have your Easter Eggs. Yes, I really just wrote that. But we truly do have such nice breakfasts. And we will be open on Easter (and every other day, as well) serving our Eggs Benedicts and Super Burros and Baja Beans Coffee and all the other foods you'll need to celebrate Easter OR to sop up your giant hangover from the Reggae Fest. Either way, you have a friend at Hotel Casa Tota and La Santeña. A friend with a full bar and a expresso machine and great free wifi. A friend who makes you homemade Hollandaise sauce. A friend who doesn't come over and drink all your beer- but I can't promise that our waiters won't try to date your sister.

Sunset yoga on the roof continues at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday on our beautiful terraza. 60 pesos. Bring a mat and wear your layers, as we practice outside. Additionally, The Super Bass challenge is thumbing its nose at you.

Hotel Casa Tota and La Santeña in downtown Todos Santos. Proudly Modest. It's a mouthful in Spanish. Orgullosamente Modesto. See what I mean? - Christine, HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612-145 -0590, Todos Santos

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Misc. Sales and Services Available

Moving To Canada Sale - After 18 years in Todos Santos, I am on my way back to Canada. I have these items for sale:
  1. Enclosed utility trailer, in good condition, lockable, weather proof, comes with new trailer hitch and ball.
  2. Camping gear: 4 person tent, 2 Thermarest mattresses, Thermarest lounge seat, sleeping bag.
  3. Scuba dive gear: woman's medium full suit, BC vest, weights and belt, hood, 2 pairs of gloves (heavy and light), regulator, flashlight, knife, tables and books.
  4. Specialty kiln for fusing glass, tested compatible fusing glass, large variety of molds, gloves and glasses and other related materials.
  5. Handmade, attractive polished cement "nicho." Great for in a hallway, bathroom or bedroom.
Everything is very reasonably priced and in in excellent condition. Photos available. - Wendy Faith, wendy_faith [- at -] yahoo.ca, 145-0255
Items For Sale - Several pristine items for sale: Queen size blow-up bed, used once; Sony CD/DVD All region player; Linksys Wireless Router; "Pewter color" Window & Door Rods; Some cd's/dvd's and books on Baja - Leslie Shanbrom, 612-169-2648

Casa Decor in La Paz and Cabo - Largest sale ever on outdoor furniture! Save at least 20% while supplies last.

Indoor And Outdoor Furniture, Patio furniture * Wicker & Rattan* Marble * Rustic hand painted furniture * Copper furniture * Lighting * Kitchen Cabinets * Doors * Floor & Wall covering * Art * Accessories * Metal Furniture* Fountains and Urns * Mexican furniture * Imports from around the world

Very Unique selection of furniture and accessories. Interior Design service! Custom made furniture!
Cabo: km 3.5 on four lane next to Artisanos tel:614-1768146 - vonage: 888-557 6533 Mary Aguirre. E-mail: mary.aguirre [- at -] casadecorcabo.com / Mex Cell 624-176 8146
Loreto: Village at Loreto Bay, #310 Nopolo tel: 613-134-0200
La Paz: 12,000 sq. Warehouse 560 Marques De Leon 612-129 3364, USA Tel: 303-777-575 / E-mail: richards77 [- at -] pcisys.net, www.antiquerowmarket.com
!2 Containers Just Arrived: Outdoor, Wicker, Rattan And And Cast Aluminum Furniture. Big Savings. Very Large Selection!

***We now offer any of the BBQ smoked meats as Take Away that was originally sold at Señor Porky's at the Casa Decor location only. Same fantastic smoked meats at a lower price!
- Richard Stubbs, richards77 [- at -] pcisys.net, 303 777-5157

Armoire Sale Going On Now! - We have a variety of armoires for sale. Hand-carved wooden armoires with pocket doors to smaller "hidden desk" cabinets with Asian accents. Please mention this ad and get a 10% discount. Thank you so much for looking! - Sandra, scandiber [- at -] yahoo.com, www.masmilagros.com, 624-129-8691, Cabo San Lucas
For Sale - 26' Prowler trailer, new large propane refrigerator, sleeps 4, full bath, exceptional storage, stabilizers, $3000. New Costco 2000W generator $400. New solar charger 60W with inverter $200. All for $3500. Todojudie1 [- at -] yahoo.com - Judie/Larry Richards, Todos Santos
Flat Bed Trailer - 6x12 flat bed, has lots of tie downs, 15 inch tires with spare. $500.00 - Gary Gasper, ggasper5 [- at -] msn.com, 612-134-0498, Todos Santos

Free: 18' Fishing Boat - I have a 18' boat with a easy tow trailer that has 2 new batteries ready to go. The boat is nicely equipped with a center fiberglass console.

This boat comes with a new 60hp, 4 stroke motor that is new. I have reduced the price on the motor to $7900 USD and the boat goes with it for free.

Serious inquiries only please. I am not interested in a trade or to barter. Cash only. Contact Kent Hansen at 612-124-8480 in La Paz or email to Kenthansen [- at -] shaw.ca - Kent Hansen, 612-124-8480, La Paz

Solar Water Heating Systems - 3 gallons of oil, refined and burned, provides 400,000 BTUs ... once. 3 gallons of oil, made into a 4 x 12 foot solar collector, can provide over 10 million BTUs per year...year after year. Consider solar water heating for your pool or home, it makes sense from both an environmental and economic standpoint. Contact Solstice Solar of Baja for more information. - Skip Ackerman, ackerman1952 [- at -] gmail.com, www.solsticesolarofbaja.com, 624-142-8002 or 970-963-0846

News From La Canada Del Diablo - Spring Clearance Sale: Furniture, Mirrors, Spring Air Mattresses, Lamps. Everything is on sale!!!

Come by, enjoy the Farmer's Market, and check out our marked down prices. Mention this ad and receive an EXTRA 10% discount.

We will be serving Free coffee (with or with out Kahlua). Stop in and help us celebrate the arrival of Spring.

Remember, we are still collecting clothing and blankets for the farm workers who have so little.

Our hours are: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Barbara Perkins, bperkins0403 [- at -] gmail.com, www.lacanadadeldiablo.com, 612-140-0069
bperkins0403 [- at -] gmail.com, www.lacanadadeldiablo.com, 612-140-0069

Construction/Mason Work Wanted - Looking for construction projects, big or small. 25 years of mason work/construction. 10 years in Baja, constructing houses, casitas, remodels, etc. Capable of all aspects of building including tile, texture finish work. If you need someone reliable, honest and capable of top quality work, with excellent references, please call Remy at 612-152-8290. Thank you! - Remy Morelia, 612-152-8290
Housekeepers - Mother/daughter team looking for more clients in town. 'Rancheras,' hard working, honest. Can help with gardening, elderly care as well. Spanish only, no transportation. Enriqueta y Lydia. 612-169-8742. Email Laurel Taub for reference. - Laurel Taub, todoslaurel [- at -] yahoo.com

Accounting Services In Todos Sants - We can assist you with your corporate and individual needs. We offer accounting and administrative services including:
  • Registration of corporations with SECOFI and INM
  • Registration and reporting of construction and construction workers with IMSS
  • Recording and reporting foreign investments with the Secretaria de Economia
  • Counseling and immigration assistance for FM2 and FM3
  • Property management including payment of utilities, water, CFE, fideicamiso
  • Assistance with water rights
  • Offices in central Todos Santos
  • Many local references
E.C.M. Raquel Martinez Peralta - Raquel Martinez Peralta frimargroup [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-14-86907

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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted

House Rental Wanted: Todos Santos Area - Reliable, Professional couple (no kids)seeking 2-4 bedroom, cat friendly house to rent in Todos Santos/ Pescadero or Cerritos Beach Areas. $600 per month(+/-) Maximum. Will do light gardening and basic repairs and maintenance. Extensive references available. - , leodann [- at -] gmail,com, 613-105-9862, Todos Santos

Todos Santos Beach House on a Tranquille Lush 5, 206.22 Sqmt Property - For Sale by Owner: - Two (2) separate driveway entries give the 5,206.22 sq meter (1.25 acre) property privacy from both the front and back, giving flexibility to build additional homes or to split in the future. Soil on the property is rich organic black soil, ideal for other organic gardening.

Property is an enclosed oasis and has unlimited access to farm water that nourishes the over 85 mature mango trees, 80 lush palm trees over 5 feet, passion fruit trees, citrus fruit trees and avocado trees, all of which give the property its cool shade that is coveted in the region and frequently not available on other properties of comparable or more value in the desert landscape.
* Property has power, water (both municipal and farm water), gas and Internet.
* A 6-minute walk takes you to the secluded beach, and a 5-minute drive finds you in the heart of TS.
* Motivated Seller with Reduced Listing
If you have questions or would like to make an offer after viewing the property on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=krg9FEeiRtk), feel free to contact us. Save on the fee and make us a good offer. - Anh Walch, anhwalch [- at -] yahoo.com, 212-692-0912, Todos Santos

Rental Referal Services - Don't have time to look for a short/long term rental in San Jose or San Lucas? I can help. Send me an email and let's see if we can't make your move easier. - B. Deleon, bajavarvada [- at -] yahoo.com, 624-160-50-18

House Caretaker Available - Educated 53-yr-old with cat looking for house sitting situation beginning 6/1. thorpminister [- at -] yahoo.com. - Thorp Minister, thorpminister [- at -] yahoo.com, (702) 238-6162

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Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted

Note: 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/submitad.asp

Need a Ride to or From the Airport? Or Someone to Assist You With Errands? - I am a young, bilingual Christian man and I can provide you with rides to or from the La Paz or San Jose Del Cabo airports. I can also help you with courier services, errands, or navigating the intricacies of dealing with Mexican businesses and the government; Car Registrations, TelCel and TelMex, CFE, Seguro Social, etc.

Reasonable Rates - Contact: Ernesto, Cel. 612-117-7497, ernie_net [- at -] hotmail.com

Driving North April 9 - I am planning to drive north through Tecate leaving Cerritos early a.m., Monday, April 9, and making the drive in 2 days (hopefully!). I may be flexible to leave a day or 2 later possibly. I have a van and can take 1 rider and some stuff, we share gas cost. I have cool tunes and, fyi, I am a smoker. Actually prefer another vehicle to caravan with but I am open. Anyway, I am heading to San Francisco. Send me an email if you are interested. OK thanks and have a great day! Email squashphotos [- at -] hotmail.com. - Squash, squashphotos [- at -] hotmail.com, Baja California Sur

Need Stuff Moved North? - I have an f-650 that's got some room for "stuff": boxs, surfboards or w/e you need northward to Canada April 14, up I-5. I'll be taking my time from Los Cerritos, BCS, and stopping here and there on the way so im very flexible. Contact me at k2extremedog [- at -] yahoo.ca - Wheeler Jon, k2extremedog [- at -] yahoo.cca

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

Ride To Border Offered April 20 - I´m headed back to California. I drive a VW diesel that gets grrrrreat mileage. We can split fuel cost. Thanks. richygreengo [- at -] hotmail.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 -

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

Did You Lose Your German Shepard Mix Dog Near Punta Lobos? - About 6 p.m. on April 4, on the dirt road to Punta Lobos (just before the water treatment plant), there was a medium-sized German Shepard "mix" dog (looking lost and confused!) standing in the middle of the road. I have permission (with much cooperation given)to operate a feeding station at the plant for abandoned dogs. While setting out clean water and food, this dog approached - but not too closely. I was unable to determine male/female - but this dog has obviously been well cared for. He/she has beautiful eyes, a fluffy coat with black/tan color mix and a fluffy tail - and was VERY hungry.

It is a huge problem for any strange dog to pass by the houses on the last block before the open road to the beach in an attempt to "go home." There is a large pack of dogs that will intimidate and attack any stray dogs. If you have any idea who's dog this is, please e-mail or call - this dog needs your help! - Cindy Murray, cindyfenix [- at -] yahoo.com, 145-0666, Todos Santos

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

Dog Lost? Check with Baja Dogs - If you have lost a dog, please check with Baja Dogs La Paz at 612-155-8948 or email lostdog [- at -] bajadogs.org. We quite often have dogs at the refuge that we hope owners will claim.

Dogs for Adoption: We have many wonderful dogs for adoption. Please come out and visit the refuge in El Centenario or call 612-155-8948. All of our dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered and healthy.

How to Donate: To donate to Baja Dogs La Paz, you can do so through Pay Pal, donate directly through our bank: Bancomer, Account #164033159; donate directly at the refuge or email bdlp [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org and we will make arrangements to pick up your donation. We also are very grateful for any donations of any type of dog food. Please call 612-140-2575 for pick up. Thank you!

All donations are used for general operating and maintenance of the refuge, our spay and neuter campaign and education programs. You may choose where you want your money spent. 100% of all donations to Baja Dogs La Paz, AC are used to help rescue street dogs in La Paz or to reduce their numbers. Donations pay for food, medication, veterinary care, utilities and water, cleaning supplies, etc., and 1 full-time and 2 part-time staff members who care for the dogs 7 days a week. No Board Member receives compensation. - Mario, info [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org, www.bajadogslapaz.org/, 612-155-8948, La Paz

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