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News and Events, Questions and Answers
Please Do Not Burn - Several mornings during the past couple of weeks, the skies of Todos Santos, and especially the Las Tunas area, were filled with smoke from the burning of trash, etc. The heavy smoke not only was unsightly, but also caused serious breathing problems for those with allergies and lung conditions. In addition, some residents were extremely concerned because the fires became large and were close to buildings and very dry brush. Please know that burning trash, plastics, construction materials and garden waste is a serious health, environmental and safety concern.
If you need to have your trash picked up and taken to the dump, please consider using one of several individuals who do this as a business for a reasonable price. For example, Felipe Jiminez (612-157-8140), Ira Nevius (612-182-4334), and Sergio Rizera (624-126-1633) can provide this service.
In addition, the use of a "chipper" can turn wood and debris into mulch for gardens. If anyone knows of where a "chipper" can be borrowed or rented, please put a notice in the Baja Western Onion. Thank you for your consideration. - Name Withheld By Request
More information on the toxic effects of buring trash can be found here: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32060.html - Editor
Need A Wheelchair - Hola. One of the workers at cafe La Esquina needs a wheelchair for Her son as soon as posible. if you have one or can find one, please bring it to Cafe La Esquina in Todos Santos. hopfully it will be for a short period of time... Gracias! - Paula Angeloni, ballenatito [- at -] yahoo.com.mx, 6121571160, Todos Santos
Duplicate Bridge Game In Todos Santos - Our local Duplicate Bridge group is up and running every Monday at Las Fuentes Restaurant at 12:45. If you play come and join us. Call or email and we will try to find you a partner if you don't have one. - Lorna Logan, bridge.ts.bcs [- at -] gmail.com, 145-0119
Register To Vote Online - For those of us that are full timers down here... Here is a site to register to vote if you will not be in the US for elections. With this site some states allow for electronic registering and requesting absentee ballots. Others require old school mailing so right now is a good time to put this into action . this site is for all states all Americans. Some states require this every year. http://www.fvap.gov/ - Dean DeVolpi, dean [- at -] la-ventana.com, www.fvap.gov/ , United States
Legal Notice To Subscribers Of Hughesnet Satellite Internet Services - If you subscribed to a HughesNet Satellite Internet Service anytime between May 15, 2005 and March 2, 2012 you may be eligible to receive a $5 or $40 payment from a class action settlement. The class action lawsuit, known as Walter v. Hughes Communications, alleges, in connection with Hughes’ satellite-based internet access service called HughesNet, that:
Missing The 5K Run? - Did you miss the 5K run this past January? If so, you're not alone. The Palapa Society is looking for a committed race director to help us revive this important and fun community event. The 5K has served as the main funding source for providing medical assistance to children in need. I have heard from two committed "helpers", but need a race director to make this event happen. If you are interested and can make the commitment, please contact me at 145-0821. - Tim Doyle, timsudoyle [- at -] hotmail.com, 145-0821
Doggy Dentist? - Hey dear community, does anyone know of a veterinary that can save a broken doggy canine tooth, or can do a proper extraction, its urgent! Thanks! - Emilia, organicminded [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 136 5986
RE: Taking Support Dogs On Airplanes - I spoke with United Airlines last Sunday, and they said the new rules, promulgated by the Mexican Government on May 1 for immediate effect, are that no in-cabin dogs OTHER than service dogs are permitted on flights into or out of Mexico. And, the credentials that United insists on for the dog to travel are a letter from a mental health professional that has all the following info (this is a draft of the letter to be faxed to and verified by UA that the agent dictated to me, mas o menos):
"[passenger name] has a mental health disability related to the DSM IV, and the [weight of animal] well behaved [breed or description of animal] named [name of animal on papers] that accompanies [passenger name] is necessary for [passenger's name] mental health and treatment. I am a licensed mental health professional and [passenger name] is under my care. I hold the [mental health credential name] credential from the [issuing authority]. My professional license number is [license number], and was issued [issue date]."I wonder if this regulation and the new one from a year ago requiring parasite and other tests before our dog can fly (which tests are somewhat expensive to get in the US) are the work of some animal hating bureaucrat who has come to a position of power in the D.F. Or, perhaps airlines have been having problems with totally inappropriate animals being carried in the cabin.
Now, the goofy part of all this is that Alaska, whose flight to LAX we took yesterday from La Paz, with massive amounts of paper at the ready, didn't seem to care about any of this at the airport, and the agent I spoke to on the phone had never heard of the new rule, as they have no policy to collect, verify, and file such letters. His measured response was 'Huh?' So the moral of this story may be to take Alaska/Horizon from La Paz, or take the bus. Best of British Luck to you all. - Tom Gafford.
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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 11
Another Chance To See 'I Am' The Movie - 7:30pm, Teatro Luna Azul, Todos Santos. Back by popular demand, Director Tom Shadyac sets out on a twenty-first century quest for enlightenment, and ends up with this inspiring film. Pasta dinner at 6pm, movie at sunset. Contact: bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, tsbmp.blogspot.comSaturday, May 12
Creativity Workshop For All Moms - 1-4 PM, La Arca, Todos Santos. Explore and awaken creativity using guided meditation, movement, drawing, writing with Art For Life. Also develop ideas for how to bring more creativity in your life as a mother. All experience levels and ages welcome. Suggested donation 300 pesos. Please call or email to register. - Zoë Edmonds, zoe [- at -] artforlifebaja.com, www.artforlifebaja.com, 612-105-0056, Todos SantosSunday, May 13
Día De Las Madres / Mother's Day In The US and Canada - Celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Mother's Day celebrations occur throughout the world, and many of these can be traced back to ancient festivals, like the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. - Source: WikiPedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothers_day#United_States_of_AmericaMonday, May 14
Locally Made Wine Tasting - 5-8pm at La Bodega de Todos Santos. Sample wines from Sierra Laguna Vinyeards and meet the winemakers, Zach and Kristianna, at their first public wine release. - Zach Everett, sierralagunavineyards [- at -] gmail.com, www.facebook.com/SierraLaguna, 612-105-2938, Todos SantosTuesday, May 15
Teacher's Day / Día Del Maestro In Mexico - Honors teachers throughout Mexico. Not a state holiday. Usually classes are suspended on this day - so teachers get the day off, or there will be a small party and students give their teachers gifts as a sign of their appreciation. More Info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teacher%27s_Day
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
Dharma Talk With Robert Hall & Catherine Flaxman - Robert Hall will be joined by his long-time colleague (and co-founder of Lomi School in 1969), Catherine Flaxman, at Sunday Dharma Talk on May 13, 10 - 11:30 a.m., La Arca, corner of Topete and Pilar. Catherine and Robert will describe the long-term influence of meditation in their lives and work. Catherine, in addition to being a Dharma teacher and therapist, is a successful screen writer and teaches writing as awareness practice. All are welcome. - Robert Hall , eldharma [- at -] mac.com, roberthalldharmatalks.wordpress.com, 612-145-0676, Todos Santos
Kudos For Laura's Secret Garden Restaurant -
I attended the special Mothers Day meal at Secrets of the Garden and just want to let our community know that our table of 8 had the best that Todos Santos has to offer in Mexican food, no doubt. We all looked at our 90 ps plates and said we will definitely be taking half of this home. When we left no one had anything on their plates. Chile Relleno, Enchilada, Taco Dorado, Rice, and the best beans ever. The chile relleno is the best in town no ? Thank you Laura and Gus for a wonderful evening. - merlo4u [- at -] earthlink.net
Island-hopping Baja Kayak Trip Endorsement - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - My friend Ron Smith, Curt Rich and I just completed a 7 day----100mile plus kayak trip with Sea and Adventure out of La Paz. We did their "Island Hopping trip. We visited at least 12 islands between La Paz and Loretto. Everything about the trip was fantastic. Our guide Carlos spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable about marine life, history, floral and fauna, animals, birds et al. The food was terrific. The camping out was very comfortable, and the equipment was superb. You can contact Mary or Renee at www.kayakbaja.com or www.seaandadventure.com Check them out and if you have any questions give me a call (624) 142-8100. Hank Darlington -
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Windshield Chip and Crack Repair - Windshield chip and long crack repair in Baja. Inside car lot Jalisco Y Marcelo Rubio - Jose Cota, 6121554436, Baja California Sur
5th Wheel For Sale - Just finished my house, so I am now selling my 1996 32' Hitchhiker II 5th wheel: • 2 slide-outs: living room and bedroom • Queen size bed • pull out couch • lots of storage • appliances: microwave, stove, A/C, furnace, water pump, fridge/freezer, generator • self-contained unit • delivery possible. You can see pictures at bajasur.es.craigslist.com.mx/rvs/3008181171.html. $12,000 US (or peso equivelant). E-mail me or call - Craig Strang, buffalo_craig [- at -] hotmail.com, , 624-109-3802, Pescadero
Great Gifts For Mother's Day! - BajaPeaceWear will be selling handmade gift items at the open market at Baja Beans this Sunday from 10-2. We have lots of jewelry, crocheted clothes, bags, & accessories. Check out our new affordable macrame multi wrap bracelets and our hip new gauntlets. Both are great for all ages :-) We've been away from the market for a couple weeks, but We're Back! Come on out and enjoy the music, coffee, and Shopping. Peace & Happy Spring - Bonnie O'neill, bajapeacewear [- at -] hotmail.com, www.bajapeacewear.com, Pescadero
Carrito De Hot Dog A La Venta - Carrito de hot dog en venta/renta, buen estado, incluyte tanque de gas y techo. ~ Hot Dog Stand For Sale/Rent, Gas tank included, nice conditions. - Sigfrido Prado, marge0609 [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Gateway 10.1" Netbook Brand New - Selling brand new gateway netbook with one year Norton 360 Anti-virus and carrying bag. Very convenient and portable. $345 USD. Won't last long call for more details. Vendo un netbook de 10.1 pulgadas nuevo con proteccion Norton 360 y bolsa. Muy conveniente y portatil. $345 USD llamar por mas detalles. - Carolina Millan, 6121427614, Todos Santos
Magic Jack Plus Units - Three new units available at $150 each. Location: La Paz. - , dbcarr34 [- at -] gmail.com
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
House/Animal Sitter Wanted - Looking for someone, or two people, who would enjoy caring for my six dogs, two cats and home at Los Cerritos beach from June 10th through July 25th. Stipend included as well as low rent option to stay on in my trailer after my return. - Leirion, leirion2 [- at -] gmail.com, 612 131 3334
Lovely Home In Cabo - For Sale By Owner: Never-lived-in home in Cabo San Lucas. Located in the private gated community of Paraiso Iguana. Includes underground backup cistern and custom-built balcony. Minutes away from downtown Cabo with easy access to the new Todos Santos highway. Offers views of both the Sea of Cortés and Pacific Ocean. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, approx. 1,000 sq. feet. Huge Rental Income Potential! 85,000 USD or best offer. - Dax Morgan, ssmorgan5 [- at -] aol.com, 6121403070, La Paz
We Are Looking For A Unique Place To Rent Long Term. - Looking for long term rental (6 months-1 year)of a basic starter property to use as a ground base for us and our business. In Todos Santos, Pescadero or anywhere somewhat close by. Need minimum 4m x 9m enclosed building with good concrete or tile floor space for production room with a large door or garage. Solidly built a must.
We have lots of preferences, but we can make do with whatever, (unfurnished, etc) so if you have or know of anything remotely suitable, please let us know asap. Thanks! - Kristianna Draper, sweetsunday [- at -] gmail.com, 612 105 2938, Todos Santos
Lowest Priced Waterfront Property Is Now Even Lower - The Best Priced beachfront property on the East Cape has been reduced to $59,999! Property has 20 meters of frontage by 47 meters deep for a total of 940 square meters, (approx. one quarter acre.) Garage, septic installed, fenced, and cement trailer pad. Property is located in Boca del Alamo ... 20 miles north of Los Barriles on the southern tip of the beautiful Bay of the Dead. Perfect for those seeking the traditional Baja lifestyle. cabolink [- at -] yahoo.com , US 619 - 819-5062. - Linc Forte, 624-182-4068
Residential Lot In La Paz - For Sale by Owner: 287 m2 residential lot in beautiful La Paz.Includes documents and approved plans for custom, multi-story home with 3-car garage. Located in the tranquil community of Palmira Bellaterra in Lomas del Palmira. Minutes away from downtown with easy access to the Malecón. Breathtaking views of the city and bay! A Million-Dollar Opportunity for only 100,000 USD. - Dax Morgan, ssmorgan5 [- at -] aol.com, 6121403070, La Paz
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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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Driving North To Los Angeles - Senior woman with female dog traveling from SJD to LA. I am leaving from Todos Santos departing 16th May. 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 -
Please Adopt Me - I was left at Punta Lobos and I'm only 7 wks. old for goodness sakes so I'm pretty lonely. I'm all black, kind of like a lab. The vet says I'm in good health and ready to go. Please call Pam Cobb if you can foster or adopt me. Her big dogs don't like having me around. - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-102-7983
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.
<<<- 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
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
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Quote of the Day: " You can't get rid of evil. We can't, and I feel that so intensely. All the idiots that keep coming into the world and wrecking people's lives. And it is such an abundance of idiocy that you lose courage, okay? That you lose hope — I don't want to lose hope. " ~ Maurice Sendak in a 2004 interview with Bill Moyers
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