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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Featured Events This Week    
Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment    
Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted    
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted    
Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted    
The Pet Corner - Lost and Found    


News and Events, Questions and Answers



100 Day Walking Challenge to Help Those Who Are Challenged All Year Long - John and Rachel Pack, owners of the Baja Good Life Club, are asking for your support for the Baja Walk – 100 Day Challenge. An extreme walking challenge that begins May 12 in San Felipe and will take the Packs on a 2000-mile summer circumnavigation of the Baja peninsula on foot. The Baja Walk is expected to finish on or before August 20, 2012 in Rosarito Beach. The event aims to draw attention and raise funds to assist Baja charities, specifically those charities and organizations that provide aid and support to children, animals and environmental causes. For the full story and Sponsorship Information, visit the website: www.bajawalk.com - John Pack, bajawalk [- at -] bglclub.com, US 1-877-LUV-MEX1, MX 686-230-9933

Skilled Dog Trainer Found! - You may have seen my yelps for help in BWO re: my large/energetic Belgian Shepherd pup. I’ve been her obedience trainer for 7 months ... an amazing challenge. She is now benefiting from a residential month in a modest/spacious dog school (Puro Perro) in CSL with Enrique Morales Perron who has a natural gift (and education) for training dogs. From the initial interview through the first of the three sessions in which I join my dog and Enrique for my part of the training, I am thrilled at how his capacity for communication is enriching her life and mine. AND ... I was genuinely astounded, after perusing US prices, at the very low cost for her month’s residence. No treats, no hitting, no electric collar and she is so calm we walked through the Marina and Tiangus without a hitch, totally relaxed while surrounded by people, noises, carts and all that entails. We now have a resource for further training, boarding and canine help. Enrique is willing to come to Todos Santos to do workshops and/or weekly obedience training. www.zen-can.com, Enrique [- at -] zen-can.com. Thanks, Janel Beeman - Janel

Found Wallet - Found a wallet at Cerritos Beach last Friday. It had washed ashore in front of the Surf Colony. Identify name and state on driver's license to claim. - Mark, pwdrhwnd [- at -] gmail.com, 612-167-7400, Todos Santos

Looking For Large Pet Carrier - We are looking to buy a large size dog carrier to take our dog on the plane. - Andrea Park, andrea [- at -] bellasol.org, 612-118-6031, Todos Santos

Old Wetsuits Wanted - Thanks to everyone who donated jeans, now I'm expanding into using neoprene and am looking for 1-3mm wetsuits, tops, vests or shorts. Donate and help this unique up-cycle (where you make something "better" out of something that is no longer usable) project. Still need jeans, canvas and nylon tents. Thanks to everyone!! The 3 R's are now the 5 R's, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew and Respect!! - Patricia Baum, teampaty [- at -] gmail.com, www.todossantos.me/PatyBaum.html, 612-145-0882

Looking For Two Truck Tires - Used is fine, for an older model truck. 31 x 10.50   R15. raulinbaja [- at -] gmail.com

Cinco De Mayo / Fifth Of May - Saturday, May 05 will see the celebration of Cinco De Mayo throughout Mexico and the US. Cinco De Mayo celebrates the victory of the Mexican Army against French forces in the city of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. Some historians argue that one of France's goals in invading Mexico was to help break up the American Union. Donald W. Miles wrote, "Napoleon III had hesitated to take on the US directly, but the Civil War changed everything." It meant that the Americans would be occupied with their conflict between North and South for some time. Napoleon decided he would send the French navy, and crown his own emperor in Mexico. He could then use Mexico as a base to help the Confederates win.

Dr. Miles concludes, "The Emperor of France ordered his generals to spend a few months taking on Mexico and then - using Mexico as a 'base' - help the Confederates win their war against the United States. What if they had succeeded? The United States may never have become a significant world power. By defeating the French army, the Mexicans not only took their nation back, but influenced the outcome of the U.S. Civil War.

Widely celebrated in the United States, the US "celebration" is largely a result of promotions by liquor and beer distributors, bars, clubs and restaurants since the 1980s. For many years, these celebrations promoted Cinco de Mayo as Mexican Independence Day which is actually September 16. Although Mexican citizens are proud of the meaning of Cinco de Mayo, it's not a national holiday in Mexico, but it is an official holiday in the State of Puebla where the battle took place. Source: Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo - The Baja Western Onion

Shade Cloth For Plants Needed - I need some shade cloth to shade my plants for the upcoming summer season. I currently am on a limited budget, so, I'd only be interested if the price is low. Thank you, Maruchan - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-134-6807, Pescadero

Need Something Mailed In States - I need someone to mail an envelope to the South Dakota County Clerk to buy car license plates and registration. The envelope will include application for registration for license plates. If anyone is going to the States this week, please get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you, dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com - Diane Cassar, dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-118-6520

Free Cloud Storage Of Important Information - These are great free services, and recent entries to the market of microsoft and google should tell you something. I have been using box.net for years and find it so valuable. But I have to say their free service is nothing compared to the benefits to Microsoft's free skydrive or googles free new (as of Tuesday) google drive.

These are great for everyone. You have access to most if not all your information anywhere in the world. And it is the ideal backup because it will always keep you most recent changes online. So if you have a computer/hard drive crash all your important information is still recoverable.

I keep copies of important documents like passport, visa, plane tickets, credit card co phone numbers, bank phone numbers, cell phone company and on and on. These are accessible via your smart phone and other computers by you anywhere in the world. More details at the following link: la-ventana.forumotion.com/t74-computer-geek#1406 - Dean Devolpi, dean [- at -] la-ventana.com, , La Paz


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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.)
Tuesday, May 01
Labor Day/Día Del Trabajo In Mexico - Throughout Mexico. Commemorates the Mexican workers' union movements. Most workers, public and private, are entitled to take the day off with regular pay. However, some employers may require employees to work with pay at 2 times their normal rate. Many businesses may be closed. More Info: gosouthamerica.about.com/cs/southamerica/a/CulTrabajo.htm
Wednesday, May 02
Spring Singles Social Mixer - Noon-3PM, Baja Beans, El Pescadero. Singles, 50 and over are invited to an informal gathering--meet new people, see old friends, no expectations. Contact: Social Singles. lowerbaja [- at -] yahoo.com
Wednesday, May 02 Thru Sunday, May 06
La Paz Founding Festival - Annual Fiestas Culturales de Fundación de La Paz, features a great mix of artists and cultural programs to celebrate the history of the region. Performers include: Samantha Rae Band, baritone Alejandro Lazzarini, No Somos Muchos Pero Somos Machos DJs, opera gala, rondallas, flamenco and Francisco Cespedes. Info: www.facebook.com/fflapaz
Thursday, May 03
Dia de la Santa Cruz - Day of the Holy Cross - Mexican Holiday Nationwide. This celebration dates back to colonial times. Construction workers decorate crosses with flowers and mount them on buildings under construction, and have picnics at the site, followed by fireworks.

Samantha Rae To Perform In Todos Santos - 7pm, Samantha Rae and her Band, Genero Humano, will perform at the Main Plaza in downtown Todos Santos. - Sidne Byars, sidnebyars [- at -] hotmail.com, www.samantharae.com.mx, 612 123 3177, Todos Santos
Friday, May 04
East Cape Poker Quad Run - 9:00 AM, East Cape, Los Barriles. Will start at La Capilla and end at Buzzards Cantina around noon with final card party, a pig roast Fiesta, and drink specials. Same cost as years past, $8 US. Sign up at Buzzards Cantina. Contact: 858.427.3636 US Line, 624.141.0098 Cantina, Buzzardsbaycantina [- at -] gmail.com, www.buzzardsbaycantina.com/
Saturday, May 05
Cinco de Mayo, Batalla de Puebla - Fifth Of May Commemoration of the Battle of Puebla - Celebration of Cinco De Mayo throughout Mexico and the US. Cinco De Mayo celebrates the victory of the Mexican Army, led by Gral. Ignacio Zaragoza against French forces in the city of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. - Source: Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo

Cinco De Mayo Closing Party At Wind And C At Suki's - 5:30 to 10:00. Live music, food and drinks. Calle Hidalgo, between Rangel and Cuauhtemoc. - Windspirit Aum, Mex. 612 142 5617 U.S. 707 637 5662

Alma Presents: Dancing Under The Stars - Hotel Los Pescadores No Host Bar 6:00... Silent Auction and Dinner 7:00 - Dance to Lost Dogs Band of Zacatillo Be mesmerized by the Cabo Fire Dancer's - Tickets on SALE Wed. April 25 El Vieja 11 - 1 Daily ticket sales, Wolf Property Management - Call for ticket home delivery - Sheila 044-624-137-7683, Luann 142-8111, sra.lulu [- at -] yahoo.com

Hotel California Live Music - Featuring Flashback. Music begins at 8pm. No Cover. - Hotel California, info [- at -] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612.145.0525, Todos Santos
Sunday, May 06
Sand Masters Episode From Lord Of The Wind Showdown To Aire On The Travel Channel - 4:30PM, Eastern and Pacific Time zones. Rusty and the sculptors are hired to create a massive sand sculpture for the world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding competition in windy Baja, Mexico. Check your TV Program Guide for local channel number and air times. Travel Channel schedule here: www.travelchannel.com/schedule. Program Info: www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/sand-masters/episodes/lordofthewind

Recurring Events Each Week

Saturdays
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, Pescadero

1st Mariachi Of Todos Santos - Taco Platter, BBQ and Free Tequila Shot, 1 - 4 PM, Hotel California. - info [- at -] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612-145-0525, Todos Santos

Sushi Sundays - 3 PM to 8 PM, Cerritos Surf Colony Bar and Grill. oficinacerritos [- at -] gmail.com, 612-131-8011, Pescadero
Mondays
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.
Wednesdays
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.
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


Jill Casty's Show At La Encantada, La Paz - Thank you to all who were able to come to the opening of my show last Saturday evening. It was a wonderful opening with a tremendous presentation by Dana from Gallery Pez Gordo in Palmilla and Lila Magallon of La Encantada. And a very good turnout. To all who weren’t able to make the opening night – the show will be at La Encantada in La Paz until mid-May. I’ll be happy to meet you there if you like, or go and see it on your own and be in touch.

Lila and friends did a beautiful job of hanging my work. The glass and metal sculptures, the paintings and the pendants. It’s wonderful to see all the work so well displayed and in such a lovely setting. La Encantada is open every evening from 5 pm - ? The garden is lovely and a most congenial place to sit, wine, dine, visit, relax etc.

There’s a wonderful young chef, Jose Luis, who makes snacks and dinner every evening. On Wednesdays, they have a special – with chef Andrea from Argentina – of Argentinian grilled meats cooked on the Bar-b-que. On Friday and Saturday evenings there’s music as well. La Encantada is on Belisario Dominguez between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion in La Paz. - Jill Casty, jillcastyglassart [- at -] gmail.com, www.jillcastyglassart.com, 612-167-2674, United States

New Series Tai Chi And Qi Gong Classes - Classes will be held at the Todos Santos Healing Arts Center and taught by Rhoda Jacobs, certified teacher for 39 years.
  • Tai Chi - Mondays and Fridays, 8:30-9:45am, May 7-June 15, 2012. This is a twice weekly class in which you will learn the first third of the Yang. Style Short Form. Try the first class before signing up for the series.
  • Qi Gong – Wednesdays, 3-4:15pm. May 9- June 13, 2012. This is a once a week class in which you will learn to generate chi along acupuncture meridians to each organ. Each class will cover a different element and its' associated organs. Try the first class before deciding if want to continue.
Sign up for all 6 weeks, or just start the series and stay as long as your schedule permits. If you are unable to make it for the first week of class, it is still OK to join the second week. No previous experience is necessary. Discount if you sign up for both Tai Chi and Qi Gong. - Rhoda Jacobs, barakabaja [- at -] gmail.com, www.taichifoundation.org, 612-157-6088 cell

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.
- Sandra Wohlers, info [- at -] bajabeans.com, www.bajabeans.com, 612-143-7138, Pescadero
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.
Hotel California - Saturday May 5th Live Music featuring FLASHBACK
Signature Margaritas made with our Awarding Winning Hotel California Tequila, Beers, and Dancing! Music begins at 8pm. No Cover.

Bistro Santo Vino & Wine Bar Spring/Summer Hours Monday-Friday 5 PM to 10 PM. Reservations Recommended

To celebrate the Baja Food and Wine Festival in May, Santo Vino will be offering a FOOD AND BAJA WINE PAIRED DINNER.
Available any day. Reservations only. 95 usd per person. Plus 11% tax.
APPETIZERS Baja oysters on the half shell and sashimi w/Chambrulee - Baja champagne; Stuffed mini chile with crab and 3 cheeses, jumbo shrimps with tamarind sauce, scallop cakes with chipotle-tequila mayo w/Monte Xanic 2010 - Sauvignon Blanc
SALAD Organic greens drizzled with Baja olive oil, agave glazed pecans, stuffed baked portobellos, grilled asparragus with prosciutto w/Santo Tomas 2008 - Chardonnay.
MAIN COURSE - A combination plate of meat and fish. Marinated flank steak (arrachera) and "Catch of the day", passion fruit, ginger butter sauce w/Entre-Tintos 2010 - Cabernet, Syrah, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo
DESSERT PLATTER Chocolate truffle cake, flan with mango sauce, pear tarte tatin.

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Baja Biscuits At Cañada Del Diablo - Ace and family were out of town last Saturday, but he will be back this Saturday to fill your craving for breakfast, or for BBQ pork, or sausage sandwiches. He will have frozen to purchase also. Come down and see him and Toby this weekend. - Ace Shawver, aceandlinda [- at -] yahoo.com, (612) 149-3572, Baja California Sur

Hotel Casa Tota And La Santeña In Downtown Todos Santos - Beginning last Sunday, April 29, La Santeña will go to summer hours, with a very limited menu available after 3PM on Sundays. In fact, on Sunday nights we will be pretty much closed to non hotel guests unless you are truly desperate. (Or just really fun and/or super patient.)

So whether you need eggs in the afternoon because you are crudo or just fresh out of the surf, we are here to help. Happy Hour from 3-5 serving 2X1 Beer and well drinks. So, basically, you could come for coffee, answer emails/watch youtube/read the NYTimes Online for a few hours, have a late afternoon eggs benedict, roll right into happy hour, then crawl up the stairs for rooftop yoga at 5:30. Post-yoga margarita and dinner, check into a room, hit the hot tub, serve yourself a few honor bar beers, and then sleep in our oh, so comfortable beds! You could even pay your water bill in the morning or head over to Lizarraga to shop for veggies before you sadly head home.

Hotel Casa Tota and La Santeña- full service! -- P.S. We don't really recommend drinking and yoga. We do recommend Bloody Marias and huevos rancheros, though. - HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612-145-0590, Todos Santos

Restaurant Desertu Welcomes You! - Lovely garden setting with unique Basque cuisine by award-winning chef, José Uribe. Fresh clams a la Marinara, beef filet with Gorgonzola, whole grilled fish with twice-cooked garlic, risotto with saffron and mussels. Great new grill, thoughtful wine list and creative desserts.

Please accept a complimentary glass of wine, beer or soda with your meal when you let us know you have seen us on the Baja Western Onion.

Open daily from 1pm-10pm, closed Wednesday. Located East side of Delgallado heading south toward Cabo San Lucas. — Jose and Carmen Uribe, rdesertu [- at -] gmail.com, 612 145-0199, Todos Santos

Cinco De Mayo Closing Party At Wind And C At Suki's - Saturday May 5th. 5:30 to 10:00. Live music, food and drinks. We will be serving $50 peso plates and special cocktails, as well as beer and wine. Please come celebrate the end of our first season! We have had a great year here in Todos Santos, and we are formulating plans on were we will pop up next winter, here in The Baja. Thank you to all of our costumers for making this year such a success. Calle Hidalgo, between Rangel and Cuauhtemoc. - Windspirit Aum, Mex. 612 142 5617 U.S. 707 637 5662


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Misc. Sales and Services Available



Smartphone W/ Unlimited Internet And Hotspot - I have a 18 months contract with Telcel of a Samsung Galaxy GT-S5830L. In June I will only have 6 months left out of the contract but I'm going on a trip for more than 6 months, so I have to give it away. Is anybody interested in aquire a smartphone with unlimited internet, 4 local numbers for free and 5 free msn per month? We can talk a good deal and you´ll have unlimited internet anywhere you go and up to 4 people can conect to your hotspot! Contact me! - Hesed N, hesedn [- at -] gmail.com, 612-151-2514

VW Engine For Sale - 1972 VW Engine. 1600 double carburetors. 275 Us, or 2,900 pesos. will negotiate. Call Barbara at 612-119-3936 - Barbara, 612-119-3936

The Healing Arts Center of Todos Santos - is a community of health professionals, working together to offer services to support clients on the journey towards balance & well-being, expand awareness in the local & foreign communities of alternative therapy options, including ancient healing art forms as well as more modern evolutions in the realm of natural healing, and empower patients, students & clients by teaching ways to prevent illness and methods of self care to address imbalances.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine - Jane Sipe, L. Ac. jasi57 [- at -] juno.com & Barbara Elsner, L. Ac. 1sheurchin [- at -] gmail.com 612-151-7026
Massage - Kurtis Parsons puravidahealthfood [- at -] gmail.com 612-169-2095
Acutonics (Sound Healing) - Lynn Wedekind tuneintuit [- at -] gmail.com 612-151-3051
Reiki - Allison Eaton info [- at -] allisoneaton.com, www.allisoneaton.com, 612-152-3896
Counseling & Body Centered Psychotherapy - Shawna Owen, RPC (EMDR, IBP) harmonywithall [- at -] mac.com 612-151-7728
Anxiety, Mood, Couples Counseling - Jolyn Wells-Moran, PhD, MSW, LMHC (beginning November, 2012) jwmcounseling [- at -] yahoo.com, www.anxiety-specialist.com
T'ai Chi & Qi Gong Classes - Rhoda Jacobs barakabaja [- at -] gmail.com 612-157-6088
Practitioners interested in joining this dynamic group contact Jane jasi57 [- at -] juno.com - Todos Santos Healing Arts Center, Jane Sipe, 612 151 7026, Todos Santos

1984 Volkswagon Vanagon Engine For Sale - 1984 volkswagon Vanagon water cooled engine for sale. $900.00 USD. Mostly complete with some extra parts. Call or e mail now for an appointment. Ask for Maruchan. In US or Canada, 011-521-612-134-6807 - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-134-6807, Pescadero

Canister Vacuums -- We Have Lots - The bags are here now. We have lots of Kenmore vacuums for sale. Our store is located crossed from "Shut up Franks" in the old video store next to Miguel's. We have lots of other great things, too. OPEN: Tues. to Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. So come by and check it out. - Kathy & Ana, kathygasper [- at -] msn.com, 612-133-2321

For Sale - Coin Collectors - a silver arendschelling coin dated 1673 from the merestein sunk in 1702 off South Africa. Nice toning, no corrosion. Salvaged 1979. 500.00 USD. - Nita, nitadelmil [- at -] yahoo.com, (044) 612-135-0078
Scooter Rental - Scooters for rent in the El Pescadero BCS area, but service to areas close by also covered. Prices range from $30.00 - $45.00 USD depending on year make and model. Some of these scooters are outfitted with surf racks, so you can make the most of your baja experiance. I have 4 scooters to rent, and group rates are available, as well as weekly and or monthly rates. Call or email now for times and dates. Ask for Maruchan. In US or Canada 011-521-612-134-6807 - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-134-6807, Pescadero

For Sale: Jeep Wrangler And Polaris Ranger - 1994 Jeep Wrangler, Hard top, inline 4 cyl, 5 speed, 122 k miles, Good tires, short body lift, $4000 US. Also, 2006 Polaris Ranger 4x4, bench seat, dump bed, water cooled, Cab w/windshield and doors, 560 hours, $5000 US. cameron [- at -] bellasol.org, Todos Santos

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

Viridiana Language Services - Private Spanish Classes in Todos Santos. Beginner - Intermediate, 2-hour sessions. Call to arrange times to suit. Other services include: Certified translation, Interpreting, English Classes. - Viridiana Aviles, info.viridiana [- at -] gmail.com, 612-153-5716, Todos Santos

Cars To Help Out Gringos While In Town - Saludos a todos! We are La Paz based. To help out with your friends comin in to town or while your rig is resting from the baja roads, I have 3, fully covered for any gringo with a valid drivers license, cars:
  • '91 ford explorer v6 manual 4x4 that seatbelts 6. High miles with a few little tricks but runs good on and off road. CLEAN
  • '00 Mazda mpv v6 automatic that's seatbelts 7 for those big Costco runs. CLEAN
  • '84 Volvo 4 cylinder, great on gas seatbelts 5 for cruisin in style. This Volvo handles the rough roads even better than the explorer!
Again, all are fully insured for any gringo and fully registered and look great! All are available for a few coconuts to help the wife and I stay down here in La Paz. Please call or email for Foto's and more details. I'm looking to simplify too, so feel free to inquire on any one, too. - Nacho Hutchinson, Himynameisnacho [- at -] gmail.com, 612-103-7100
Surf Instructor - Surf lessons at Los Cerritos beach. Instruction given by US surfing team member. 2-hour surf lesson includes: longboard, wetsuit (if needed) and 1 instructor for every 2 beginners. Private lessons available as well. Class will cover safety, technique, rules, and everything else you need to know to have a life changing experience that you'll not soon forget. $75.00 USD covers all of the above plus use of the longboard for the rest of the day. Call or email now for times and dates. Group rates also available as well as weekly all inclusive surf camps. In BCS 612-134-6807 in US and Canada 011 521 (612)134 6807. Ask for Maruchan. perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 134 6807, Baja California Sur
Wetsuits For Sale - 2 new XCEL 4'3' wetsuits for sale, woman's size six, mens medium. $150 us each - Emilia, organicminded [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-136-5986
Phillips DVD Player And Duplicator For Sale - Brand new, never-used still in box, dvd player, duplicator for sale. $75.00 USD. Ask for Maruchan - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-134-6807, Pescadero

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
  • FRIMAR GROUP
E.C.M. Raquel Martinez Peralta - Raquel Martinez Peralta frimargroup [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-14-86907

Moving Away Sale - I have a small stove (4 burners and an oven)and a medium fridge (freezer on top) only used for a couple of months for sale. I paid 7,000 pesos for both and will consider any resonable offers. Also, a dog taxi (the hard box required for airport transportation) that can fit a medium dog (used once with my pug). This I will let it go for 300 pesos. I will only be in town for the next 3-4 days so call me or e-mail me if interested. - Anny , sethanabel [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-107-1451


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


Caretaker Available - I am available as a caretaker for your home or estate. I have a background in property & construction management. Currently I do online marketing for real estate and b2b clients. 702arts [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos

San Juanico (Scorpion Bay) House For Sale - One Bedroom Casita with full bathroom on a big lot 1,000 + M2. View of ocean on two sides with town to your back. Property is perfect vacation house and a good investment. It sits on the municapal boundary so you cannot be built out and have added bonus of town services (only water at present). Living room is Rancho style with palm roof and bedroom is all concrete with viewing/ yoga deck above. This is a nature lovers delight, a very quiet area. Fenced with 100 plants on drip. Needs kitchen but can be arranged. If interesed we can send you Photos. We are asking $79,000 USD. - Dana Luckey, laoficinasj [- at -] gmail.com

Commercial Opportunity In Todos Santos - Rare property available in the center of Todos Santos. Just a half block down from the legendary Hotel California, in the Historic District of Todos Santos...

Comercial and/or residential, this ocean view property is an ideal location for uses including office, gallery or studio, restaurant, coffee house, or nightclub. The large 922 sq. meter property could also be developed into town homes, condos, hotel or apartments and/or retail.

Exclusively listed by Pescadero Properties at $349,000 USD
for more information - local cel: 612 348 5468 - US Line: 310 622 4497 - roc [- at -] pescadero-properties.com, www.pescadero-properties.com, Todos Santos

House Sitting Position - I am a 51-year-old single American lady looking to house sit during the low season in Todos Santos. I am responsible, clean, organized, like to garden and love animals. I have lived here on and off for 10 years and know alot of the local people. If you would like to speak with me, e-mail me at l.maurier [- at -] yahoo.com or call me on my cell# 612-118-7393. Gracias - Ann Marie Maurier, l.maurier [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-118-7393

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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/submitarticle.asp
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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

Looking For Ride To Los Angeles - Need ride for me and a few boxes of personal stuff, leaving around May 18. Will help with driving and fuel. - Faustino Garza, dosballenas [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-135-9656

Ride Needed For Medium-Sized Box - Looking for someone traveling south, to transport a package from San Diego to Loreto, or Pescadero. Will help with gas. - Aviel Rush, Avirush [- at -] mac.com, 612-157-8448, Pescadero

Driving To Oaxaca - Considering driving to Oaxaca in the near future. I have room for one fun person, sharing expenses and camping along the way. - Ayla, ayla_tara [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-142-1771, Todos Santos

Ride Wanted May 4: San Jose Del Cabo Airport To Todos Santos - Looking for a ride from San Jose Del Cabo Airport Friday, May 4th, to Todos Santos. Plane arrives 1:30 p.m. Will share gas. - Wendy, wseskind [- at -] gmail.com, 147-0448

Ride Available To States - Heading north to Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sunday, May 6. Flexible drop-off point - Tijuana, Mexicali, Phoenix. Share gas and driving - Denise, deborahdenise2 [- at -] gmail.com, 612 118 0424

Ride To Los Angeles - Looking for ride in the week after May 8. Have a few boxes with personal stuff that I need to haul up. Will help with driving and expenses. - Faustino Garza, dosballenas [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-135-9656, Todos Santos

Driving North To Los Angeles - Senior woman with female dog traveling from SJD to LA departing May 15. Have done the trip many times would enjoy company and have another woman to caravan with, not in a rush 3 nights on the road OK. - Roberta, bajadome [- at -] hotmail.com

Traveling Via Baja Ferries Thru Nogales - Looking to caravan with anyone who may be traveling from La Paz via the Baja Ferry, May 15th and on up through Nogales. Speak fluent spanish so can help with your translations. Sylvia - Sylvia, treaturfeet [- at -] yahoo.com, 624-141-0332, Los Barriles

Anyone Need A Ride From La To Cabo? - Looking to move down to Cabo with flexible dates between mid May and the end of June. This will be my first trip through Baja so really hoping for someone who has done this before or to join a caravan heading across the border and down to LP or preferably Cabo. I have two dogs so if we are riding together, will be great if you like dogs too! - M Currie, macurrie [- at -] bellsouth.net, Baja California Sur


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Pet Corner (Lost and Found pet articles will run for two weeks)

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Lost Dog - Lost on Sunday, April 29, a small young female dog with a black and yellow/green collar. She has just been spayed and needs her antibiotics. She is mostly white with some tan markings, short hair and very friendly. - Diana Pandell, jenniferlindberg5 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-133-3468, Todos Santos

The Lost White Akita Female Dog Has Been Found! - Just wanted to share the good news with the readers of the BWO. - Leslie Light, Elias Calles

Bassett Found - Youngish basset hound found near gas station going out of town to La Paz. Black and white, male. Currently at Hogar de Ninos, right off the highway before gas station. - David Yager, david [- at -] alderwood.com, www.padrinoproject.com, Todos Santos

Black Cocker Spaniel Mix - Looking for a good home for an abandoned, black Cocker Spaniel Mix. The dog is very friendly and is eager for attention. - Beatrice Datwyler, 612-145-0276, Todos Santos

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 - The Baja Western Onion


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