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Sax & Stories - Saturday, April 14, Les MacNeill will be playing his saxophone, signing his books "Red Tomatoes" and "The Long Way Home," and answering questions about the events that inspired them and his journey as a writer. 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m at El Tecolote Bookstore. Juarez at Hidalgo, Todos Santos.
A lifelong sailor, Les and his partner Marcia Stromsmoe sailed from Victoria to Mexico, the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. In 2001, while en route home, they were brutally attacked in Papau New Guinea. In "Red Tomatoes," Les describes suffering 8 skull fractures and extensive brain injury, his months of recovery and how he now copes. While reliving his journey, he wrote the sequel, "The Long Way Home." He and Marcia now live in Victoria and Todos Santos where he continues to run and make music. He hopes his story will inspire those who suffer from a brain injury and those who live with them. A share of the proceeds to go to the Palapa Society. - Kate Lewis, katemlewis [- at -] yahoo.com, El Tecolote, Todos Santos.
Red Autism Benefit Event - Cabo Fitness Club invites you to participate in a 1/2 Marathon, 10k, 5k and a Walk Benefit Red Autismo. San Jose del Cabo, B.C.S, Mexico, Sunday, April 22, 2012. Starts 6:30 a.m. [- at -] Cabo Fitness Club, San Jose. Entry Fee: 21km $350.00 pesos; 10km $350.00 pesos; 5km $250.00 pesos; Walk $100.00 pesos - Barbara Alvarez, barbaraalvarez45 [- at -] yahoo.com.mx, www.cabofitnessclub.com, 624-105-9600 / 624-105-2009, Baja California Sur
Earthquake Report - For those interested, the following link is to Mexico’s Mapa de sismicidad del 2011 (2011 Earthquake Map): www2.ssn.unam.mx/website/jsp/sismicidad_2011.jsp - Cindy Murray
Cluster of Earthquakes Recorded NorthEast of Guerrero Negro - Early Monday morning, April 12, three large earthquakes of 4.7, 6.2 and 6.9 magnitudes struck about 70 miles Northeast of Guerrero Negro at Santa Isabel. A series of smaller quakes from 4.0 to 4.9 magnitude have followed. No reports of damages yet. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/?source=sitenav -
Duplicate Bridge Game. - Local bridge players are invited to join in a duplicate game on Monday, April 16, 1:00 p.m. at Las Fuentes Restaurant, Todos Santos. We'll try to continue on a weekly basis. Let us know if you are interested, now or in the future. - Lorna Logan, bridge.ts.bcs [- at -] gmail.com, 145-0119
Bikes Wanted - couple living in Pescadero wanting to purchase 2 bicycles to get around. - Heather, heather_tweedie [- at -] yahoo.com
Dog Kennel In Cabos Or Todos Santos - I am looking for a dog Kennel in Cabos or possibly one in Todos Santos to leave my dog 5 days beginning of May. Anyone know any good places I could feel comfortable leaving my dog? - Paolo Marchesi, marchesi_photo [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-148-6527
Need Box Brought Up North - Need a box brought from Todos Santos to Arizona, preferrably Sedona, or Phoenix/Chandler area, or Flagstaff. When? Anytime. Box contents: sleeping bag & air mattress, hand vacuum, frying pan. Box can be sealed, or items separate [no box], at your request. For delivery to you, contact Jud: 612-135-0654. My AZ phone: (928) 592-3165. Boundless appreciations ! Milly. - Milly Dezelsky, mildez34 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
Desperately Seeking Dog Repellant - Help! We are in one of the colonias in Cabo, and are inundated by stray dogs in the street. Of course they go anywhere and everywhere. The owners are anybody's guess. Can anyone suggest an effective dog and cat repellant? Home Depot does not sell. Anything homemade possible? Many thanks, Kevin Lynk, kevinlynk [- at -] prodigy.net.mx, Cabo - Kevin Lynk, kevinlynk [- at -] prodigy.net.mx
Had A Baby In Mexico? Easy And Safe? - Hi there! We are a WA. state couple with a place in las Playitas and we are considering having our first child in Todos Santos. Are there any mid-wifes or dulas in town? Any advice on an American couple having a baby in Mexico? Thanks. Ivan & Jess. E-mail: divetech [- at -] rockisland.com - Ivan Moorhouse, divetech [- at -] rockisland.com, 360 378-2882, 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.)
Friday, April 13
Memorial Gathering to Remember Dawn Edwards - 3:00 gathering of Dawn's friends to share stories and remembrances. Refreshments served. - The Palapa Society Of Todos Santos, A.C., info [- at -] palapasociety.org, www.palapasociety.org, 1450-299Saturday, April 14
Sax & Stories - Les MacNeill will be playing his saxophone, signing his books "Red Tomatoes" and "The Long Way Home," and answering questions about the harrowing events that inspired them and his journey as a writer. 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m, El Tecolote Bookstore. Juarez at Hidalgo, Todos Santos. Part of the proceeds go to the Palapa Society. - Kate Lewis, katemlewis [- at -] yahoo.com, El Tecolote, Todos Santos.Sunday, April 15
April Open Reading - 4 p.m., Galeria de Todos Santos. Join us and enjoy a glass of your favorite on the patio. Visitors to Todos Santos welcome to read. Five minutes, original works only please. - Susan Doyle, timsudoyle [- at -] hotmail.com, 145-0821Monday, April 16
Duplicate Bridge Game. - Local bridge players invited to join and continue on a weekly basis, 1:00 p.m., Las Fuentes Restaurant, Todos Santos. - Lorna Logan, bridge.ts.bcs [- at -] gmail.com, 145-0119Monday, April 16, thru Friday, April 19
5-Day Traditional Baja Pottery Workshop - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Taught by a premier Baja potter, learn the art of pottery with a unique 5 day workshop at Rancho Pilar - Km 74 Hwy 19 (Todos Santos). Spaces limited to 6, reservations required. ranchopilar [- at -] hotmail.com, 612 158 2483
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.Fridays
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
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Inflatable Boat - For sale: 2009 14' Mercury Inflatable boat with 25hp Mercury two-stroke outboard. As new. Only 30 hrs. Complete with 2009 Highliner trailer. Paid new $7,000 USD. Selling price $4,200. Please email for photos and information. davidinbaja [- at -] gmail.com
Managing Editor & Social Media Guru Sought - Recently re-launched destination website covering the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico seeks an experienced managing editor to oversee day-to-day website content development. The ideal candidate will be a travel enthusiast and a self-starter with strong people skills who is flexible and comfortable working in a start-up environment and embraces technology. This is a full-time position, based in Todos Santos, BCS. Compensation depends on experience.
English and Spanish classes for kids and adults.Private or small groups. Marcela Paz, Todos Santos & Pescadero - Marcela Paz, marge0609 [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Skymed Emergency Air Evacuation Takes You Home! - What would you do if faced with a critical medical emergency while traveling to or in Mexico? Would you want to go home? The SkyMed Emergency Air Evacuation Program takes you ALL the way home, to your own city in your state or province with NO payment up front, no bill later, no deductible, and no co-payment-SkyMed pays 100%! For American & Canadian travelers, it is only $222.00 per year for one person or $444.000 for a family. With SkyMed you have 100% protection, guaranteed renewal, no rate increase or cancellation due to age! We also have a special program for those of you living in Mexico or spending most of the year there. An air ambulance could cost you $20,000 or MORE without SkyMed - call me Today, 575-993-8227!
Sales Representative Wanted! - The SkyMed Emergency Air Evacuation Program needs a motivated, proactive, enthusiastic, goal-oriented sales representative in the Todos Santos area! Must be willing to host group presentations (expenses reimbursable) as well as one-on-one. With SkyMed, every time you enroll a new member, you are doing them a favor and getting paid too! Read my website to learn about our program & contact Cathie Smith LoCicero SkyMed International VP Sales Latin America Toll Free 1-866-460-3486 - Cathie Smith Locicero, cathie.smith [- at -] skymed.com, www.skymed.com/cathiesmith, 575-993-8227, Baja California Sur
Chica's - Closed For 1 Week! - Chica's Salon will be closed from 4/17 thru 4/23 for vacation. Thank you to all my Winter & year-round clients for all your support in my first year of business! - Kathie Cullinane, chicassalon [- at -] gmail.com, 612-142-3160, Todos Santos
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
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Rides or Caravans Available/WantedNote: Ads will run for two weeks unless dated. Please list the date in the title, and specify which airport. Goes without saying, everyone shares expenses for beer, gas, food, etc
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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
Ride Needed From SJD Airport To Todos Santos April 17 - I'll be arriving at SJD at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, April 17, and would love to pay for gas for a ride to Todos Santos. - G Myers, myers.gc [- at -] gmail.com, 805-570-0080
Ride Wanted To San Diego - Looking for a ride to san diego, somewhere around April 18, anyone going that way and willing to give me a lift, willing to contribute gas money. good conversations and a music lover so there will be entertainment on your journey north ... headed to cochella music festival. Thank you, thank you. - Kerri, kerri.va [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
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
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
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 -
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