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Baja Dogs Filled To The Brim! - Baja Dogs La Paz AC is a legal charity and has been rescuing street dogs since 2007. Currently we are full to the brim with 60 dogs (20 pups) and another female about to give birth. If you are looking to adopt or foster, please contact us. We have taken in more than 870 dogs since opening and 367 were adopted to Canada. If you can help with dog food or other types of donations, please contact us at bdlp [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org or 612-155-8948 (Our new veterinarian speaks English). We have installed a secure donation box at the refugio; just sign our guestbook and make mention of your type of donation. Thanks in advance. We also offer a free service for lost and found dogs at lostdogs [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org We are located in Centenario (near La Paz).
Have you signed up for our Newsletter yet? It is a great way to learn about what we do! www.bajadogslapaz.org - Dhorea Ryon, bdlp [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org, 612-155-8948
Saturday "Show Your Art" - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - at Plaza del Pueblo, in Los Barriles. We are inviting all local artist's to Show your Art from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Rita, with her great Embroidered Cards will be there, as well as Oscar with his Organic Veggies. Donna at the "Road Runner" will have lots of bread, pastries, and other goodies, as well as a Breakfast Special! If you would like to participate please contact us at: bajaplaya53 [- at -] gmail.com. Or just show up by 8:30 for set up. Bring your own shade, and 75 coconuts for entry.
Conversation Spanish Lessons Needed - My family will be in Todos Santos from Aug 6. thru Aug. 22 and we're looking for a Spanish instructor to come to our home to help tutor us in conversation Spanish. We are in the La Cachora area. 2 adults, no Spanish experience and 2 kids, ages 15 and 12 (both who have had Spanish in School). Possibly 45 min. to an hour a day, mid morning. Interested? Please let me know. - David Roth, rothphoto [- at -] mac.com, 310.938.7502, Todos Santos
Lost Service Dog, Courtesy La Paz Gringos - My name is John Amos. My service dog, Sheeba, dissappeared last nite approximately 8 pm. Sheeba Is A Brazilian Mastiff, her colour is brindle, (brown with black striping.) She is very gentle, has had all of her shots. She weighs 64 pounds. She is wearing a black tag collar as well as a black harness around her chest.My number is 760-989-2019. As a recovering stroke victim, I rely on her to assist me in walking and stairs. Please help me as best you can. I am offering a $500 USD reward for her return, no questions asked. I live aboard my boat, Halley'S Comet at Marina Palmira in La Paz. - Posted by Cindy Crane on John's behalf, cindycrane090 [- at -] gmail.com, 147-0448
Need Housing + Car May 11-19 - Hi there- My friend Matt and I are coming to Todos Santos May 11-19 and we'd like to rent a house or apartment for the week. We live in Portland, Oregon, love surfing, art and history, and we have heard wonderful things about Todos Santos. We also need to rent a car for the wk if you can help with that as well. Many thanks! - Mikey, RDTFM247 [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
Transport To From San Diego - I am driving truck and covered trailer from Pescidero to San Diego and back, Thurs./Fri. departure and less than a week return, I have room. Little help with fuel in return. - Jesse, ultimatered [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-130-3293
Super Moon 2012 - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Supermoon 2012 comes on May 5. The 'supermoon' is when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth. The supermoon will be 16 percent brighter than a normal full moon (More info here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon - Editor) -
Transportation Needs - I have a home in Todos Santos and am presently in California for personal business. I will be returning to Todos Santos from San Diego around the 20th of May. I have a Ford 250 truck with lots of room for transporting your personal materials for a fee. If you want my service, please email me so we can have your materials at my California home for loading before my departure date. - Pat Silvestri, patsilvestri [- at -] gmail.com, 760-846-6644
Transportation Needed - Need to get a 2005 30' fifth wheel trailer from Mulege to Las Barriles soon. Will pay $1/mile. You provide driver, truck and truck bed hitch. - Dana Studebaker, djstude [- at -] gmail.com, 509-723-4239, Mulege
Truck Part Carried North - I have a Ford motor block, stripped, and need it carried to Southern Calif., or Santa Cruz. Will help pay for gas, and the pickup is in Santa Rosalia right next to the highway in midde Baja. Simple pickup, and put in your truck, no problem. - Tall Man, gypszcaravan [- at -] gmail.com, 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.)
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_MayoSunday, 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/lordofthewindTuesday, May 08
Natalicio De Miguel Hidalgo / Miguel Hidalgo's Birthday - Civic Holiday Throughout Mexico, commemorating the birth in 1753 of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican priest and an initiator and leader of the Mexican War of Independence. More Info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Hidalgo_y_CostillaThursday, May 10
Día De Las Madres / Mother's Day In Mexico - Celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Día de las Madres is an unofficial holiday in Mexico held each year on 10 May. - Source: WikiPedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day#Mexico
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
Mom's Time Out - Zumba Workout With Babysitting! - Sunday, May 6, 8:00 a.m., Zumba workout with Jan, 50 pesos, free one hour babysitting at La Esquina. Cafe opens at 9:00, stay awhile! - Jan Turner, jant [- at -] aol.com, 145-0684
Save The Date: May 20 - Gastrovino Festival - On Sunday May 20th from 1-7pm, in the Main Plaza, we will be celebrating the First Annual Baja Food and Wine Festival: GastroVino! Several Baja wineries will be present, as well as the best local restaurants for your local eating and drinking pleasure. There will be live music all afternoon. To learn more visit gastrovino.mx and baja.com/gastrovino. Tickets on sale online [- at -] baja.com/gastrovino and soon [- at -] La Bodega de Todos Santos on Calle Hidalgo in downtown Todos Santos.
El proximo Domingo 20 de Mayo vamos a celebrar el 1er Festival de Vino y Cocina de la Baja, GastroVino! Varias casas vinicolas de Baja Norte y los mejores restaurantes locales estarán presentes para degustar sus productos. Habra música en vivo durante todo el evento. Mas info en gastrovino.mx y baja.com/gastrovino. Los boletos pueden comprarse en Baja.com/GastroVino y pronto en La Bodega de Todos Santos. Salud! - La Bodega, labodegadetodossantos [- at -] gmail.com, www.baja.com/gastrovino, 612 152 0181, Todos Santos
Bagel Shop Y La Galeria, La Paz - We just finished curing our lox for 15 hrs. Come and try it tomorrow on your favorite bagel on a bed of cream cheese, capers and red onion. You can now enjoy our Mediterranean dips including our famous humus with our double baked bagel chips, traditional Belgian waffles with fresh strawberry compote, and a great variety of spreads and more. The Bagel Shop y la galeria is located on Belisario Dominguez 291 between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion in La Paz. Check us out in facebook Bagel Shop y la galeria. Open Mon - Sat; 7:30 am - 3 pm; CLOSED on Sunday. Phone 612-12-558-78 - Patricia Del Valle, pdelvalle2001 [- at -] msn.com, Bagel Shop y la galeria, 612 12 55878, La Paz
¡Que Rico! - Thank you to everyone for being so supportive of ¡Que Rico! in its first season. As many of you know, we are moving back to the States. I am happy to announce that Que Rico will continue under new ownership. Jimmie Wood will be taking over where we leave off. We will be closed Tuesday May 8th and Tuesday May 15th as we transition. Thanks again for your support. Andrea, Cameron, Ella and Ethan - Andrea Park, quericofoods [- at -] gmail.com, 612-118-6031, Todos Santos
5 De Mayo Lunch Special [- at -] Rancho Pescadero - How about a Gorgeous view, Tasty Chicken Tostadas, and 1 pacifico or a shot of the house Tequila for $99 Pesos? Come and hang out with us [- at -] Rancho Pescadero from 12-3 pm for our Lunch special. Our regular menu will be also available. See you on Saturday. Cerveza $20 Pesos. Margarita $50 Pesos. - Rancho Pescadero, rancho1 [- at -] ranchopescadero.com, www.ranchopescadero.com, 612 135 5849
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Looking For Wood Works? We Can Help! - Caoba offers you interior and exterior solid wood furniture, House planning and extension, Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Entertainment Centers, Home Bar, Doors and more. At Caoba our furniture is created from solid hardwoods, joined together with strong wood joints and high quality hardware. We are located in Todos Santos in Rafael M. Pedrajo Street, between Santos Degollado and Verduzco, with personal attention in La Paz, Todos Santos, Los Cabos, San José de Los Cabos and Los Barriles. - Israel Mejia, caoba_emadera [- at -] yahoo.com.mx, 612.105.2481, 612.103.8395, Baja California Sur
Car Carrier/utility Trailer For Sale - 16' PJ car carrier/utility trailer for sale in La Paz. Ramps, new spare included. $1,950. USD, cash. Permanent California plates. Email: bajajazz [- at -] yahoo.com or call 612-121-6413, residence telephone. - Ray & Virginia Simpson, bajajazz [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-121-6413, United States
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
The Pie Lady Is Baking And Cooking Through The Summer - Diane is The Pie Lady. I am still baking wonderful fruit and savory pies, carrot cake and special orders for chocolate chip cookies, brownies. Orders taken for catering gourmet specialties (lasagna, meatloaf, shrimp scampi, lemon chicken, beef stew, and more). Catering for parties, gatherings or just a romantic dinner for 2. dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com - Diane Cassar, dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
Wanted: Gardening Jobs - Experienced gardner with references looking for additional gardening/landscaping jobs within the Todos Santos area. Fluent in English with own vehicle. Please call Jesus Palacios at 612-152-1485 - Jesus Palacios, 612-152-1485, Todos Santos
Construction Materials For Sale - One gallon cans of liquid nails construction adhesive. A.B.S. plumbing parts all sizes. 3D foam pannel all sizes. Call for prices. 612-119-2519
Garage Sale - Great selection of Tools, Doors, extesive forniture for houses, kitchen, etc. Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at San Juan Lumbar Yard, next to La Cañada del Diablo. Good Oportunities and fair Prices! - Miguel Ochoa, miguel_ochoac [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-140-4684
Solar Water Heating Systems - Solar Water Heating technology is the most direct and efficient conversion of sunlight into usable energy available. Using the sun to heat your domestic water or your pool is the most practical and least expensive application of solar energy available at this time. Visit our website for more information. - Skip Ackerman, skip [- at -] solsticesolarofbaja.com, www.solsticesolarofbaja.com, 624-142-8002 or 970-963-0846
Submit your Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Housesitting Wanted - I am a 69-year-old teacher. Will be teaching summer school in Santa Barbara, CA, this summer. Looking to move south---way south, and out of the "Rat Race". Available September 1st to move to Todos Santos. - Bob Gunn, bobgunn [- at -] gmail.com bobgunn [- at -] gmail.com
Beach Cottage For Rent - Great beach cottage for rent 50 yards from the beach in Las Tunas, minimum 4 month lease at only $590 per month includes water you pay only gas and electricity. Unlimited internet available for $30 per month. Small pets okay, maximum 2 persons. - Jim Elfers, bajasurvey [- at -] yahoo.com, allcaborealestate.com/display_listing/661/Las_Tunas_Todos_Santos_.html, 624-18-25273, Todos Santos
1-bedroom Furnished Secured Condo & Car Available. - Near Medano Beach. Has USA English Dishnetwork Satellite TV, Internet, Air-Con, Always Water, Electricity & Hot showers etc. $350 + utilities deposit $150. June 2 to July 21. The car is a 2009 Chevy. $350 + damage deposit $200. Photos : http://joannechoo.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13303795. Cabo Cel : 624-129-8683, Home office : 624-144-7061, Email : alice1888 [- at -] yahoo.com. alice1888 [- at -] yahoo.com
Small Beautiful House For Rent In Las Tunas - Handmade house with mountain and ocean views, large outside living space, cool breezes, big private yard with mature palm trees. 3000 pesos a month. Telephone and high speed internet. Please contact calistoflores [- at -] gmail.com calistoflores [- at -] gmail.com, 612-149-4559
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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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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)Let us know if you find or place your pet so we can remove your ad -
Lost Dog - Lost Dog in Las Brisas area. Help us please find "Baja", he is a 6 month old, fixed male, black and white with a new collar and new rabies tag. He only half of his left ear. Very sweet and cute. Thank you. - Tim And Elisabeth Spencer, thespencerfamily [- at -] yahoo.com, s411.photobucket.com/albums/pp194/katiejay99/?action=view¤t=lostdogbaja.jpg, 612-167-8606
Lost Dog - Missing: 6-month-old brown male labrador since April 28. Near beach between San Pedrito and Los Cerritos. His name is Mr.Brown. Reward offered. He is very important to us. Please contact us at 612-119-2519.
Found - A beautiful, white, purebred Akita, female, approx 2 - 3 years old. This healthy, well-behaved dog was found in Rancho Nuevo about 2 weeks ago. She is wearing a pink flowered collar and is looking for her owners. - Bernadette Coyne, bernadettecoyne49 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-171-2062
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
Flying Fido And Morris Into Mexico, Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Useful Article from Baja Insider 12/12/11: (1) You will need a Original Health Certificate completed by a Vet,. The documentation should verify that the dog has received all its shots. Do Not Try To Use A Photocopy. Rabies Shot not over 1 year old. (yes in the states it is 3 years but not Mexico Upon arriving at the airport, after clearing customs you will need to import the dog. This is pretty painless. They take your health certificate back to the office photocopy it and bring you the import papers with an official stamp. Hope that helps. Jim Hall
(2) Mexico Customs, currency & airport tax regulations details: www.iatatravelcentre.com/MX-Mexico-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm. All pets require a veterinary health certificate, issued not more than 5 days before arrival. For dogs and cats, health certificate must include: - (for pets older than 3 months) rabies vaccination history issued within 12 months before arrival [NOTE: Rule has changed since 2009. Now every 3 years - Editor]. If rabies vaccination history is not included, rabies vaccination certificate must be attached. - attestation that the pet is free from ECTO and ENDO parasites (or a deworming certificate). Further information can be found at: www.senasica.gob.mx ("Phytozoosanitary Inspection" and "When travelling, bring your pet"). And for a much more detailed description of the process: www.senasica.gob.mx/?Idioma=2&id=623 - Sheryl, Owner of La Paz Gringos
Mexico recently changed the rabies policy. We flew into SJD In October and were asked to present health certificates for our dog and cat. They registered the animals and presented me with papers welcoming them into Mexico. The person who helped us also told me that the policy for rabies had changed in Mexico from a shot each year had changed to a shot every three years, just like in the USA.
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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