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May 20 2012 Annular Eclipse Of The Sun – China To Texas - Mark your calendar for tomorrow, Sunday, May 20, 2012. If you’re at just the right place in the western United States in the late afternoon/early evening, you can watch an annular (ring) eclipse of the sun. It will be the first annular eclipse to take place in the mainland United States since May 10, 1994, and the next one won’t come until October 14, 2023.
A partial eclipse will be visible in Baja California Sur. Because the eclipse will occur early in the evening and lower to the Western horizon, find a vantage point not blocked by trees or mountains to the West. You will also need suitable eye protection to view the eclipse directly. Sunglasses won't prevent your eyes getting burned. A piece of #14 welding glass will work. -
Inauguration Event For The Paving Project Of the "Las Playitas" Road - Baja California Sur Governor Lic. Marcos Alberto Covarrubias Villaseñor and the Major of La Paz, Estela Ponce, will be here in Todos Santos to celebrate an inauguration ceremony for the paving project of "Las Playitas" road. The event will take place in the pink building next to Los Pinos Supermarket, this Saturday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m. You are invited to come with your family and show support to our Municipality, to our Delegados and to our community. Please attend! Many thanks. - Gloria S. Ruenitz, gruenitz10 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-118-3683, Todos Santos
VOIP Phone Service Review Sought - Curious if anyone has tried "OOMA" voice over internet protocol phone service-the Vonage competition? How would you rate it for quality, and reliability, especially when connected to TelMex's "Infinitum" DSL source. Comments most appreciated. - Kevin Lynk, kevinlynk [- at -] prodigy.net.mx
U.S. Consular Agency Public Announcement - The U.S. Consular Agency in Los Cabos is pleased to announce that we will be open to the public by appointment from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 30, 31 and June 1 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.
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. Contact information:
Telephone: (624) 143-3566In case of an after-hours emergency involving U.S. citizens, please contact the Duty Officer at the U.S. Consulate general in Tijuana. From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154, from the U.S., call (619) 692-2154.
U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad should enroll in the Smart Travelers Enrollment Program (STEP) at the following website: www.travelregistration.state.gov. U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at their destination. By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.
The Consular Section staff at the U.S. Consulate General Tijuana is ready to assist you in completing your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) -- the form you need to complete this year to participate in the 2012 elections as an overseas absentee voter. U.S. citizens can read more about their right to participate in elections for federal offices (President, Vice President, Senator, and Representative), and about voting in state or local elections, by visiting the following website: www.fvap.gov -
Banking Security - Just a friendly reminder to please designate beneficiaries to your bank accounts with us at Bancomer. According to Mexican law, the funds in any bank account that is inactive for 5 years and does not have a designated beneficiary becomes government property. So please avoid any potential problems by designating beneficiaries now, for both individual and joint accounts. If you are not currently in Todos Santos and would like to designate a beneficiary, please email me with your beneficiary's full name, birth date, relationship to you, and passport copy if possible. If beneficiary is over the age of 18, please also provide their occupation. When you return to Todos Santos please visit the branch to obtain a copy of the contract for yourself and your beneficiary from any of our banking executives. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. Your private banker, - Vivianne Jauregui Mariño, vivianne.jauregui [- at -] bbva.bancomer.com, (612)145-0785, Todos Santos
Anchor Storage Is Hiring! - We do airport parking & storage at the Los Cabos International airport and are growing incredibly fast. We need more people! Do you know nice, honest, smart bilingual people who would like to work full or part time? We need everything from handymen to customer service to bookkeeping (the more multi-talented the better). Even a couple to live on site, and potentially a country manager if that person has really run international companies before... and doesn't over-drink (seriously, what is with this party town??). Interviews start next weekend. Please see details on our Website and send us an email! - Assistant At Anchor Storage, Assistant [- at -] AnchorStorage.com.mx, www.AnchorStorage.com.mx, San Jose Del Cabo
Attorney/Notary Sought - Can anyone recommend a good, English-speaking attorney/notary to help with fideocomisos,wills, etc. in Todos Santos? palapapalace [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-130-3242
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.)
Saturday, May 19
Multi-Family Garage Sale - 8:00 - 5:00, 214 Marinos y Goleta, Col Chamizal, San Jose Del Cabo (up the hill from Hangman Tacos or up the Hill from Banorte Bank & Across the stree from the Liga M.A.C Bookstore).Sunday, May 20
GastroVino 1st Annual Baja Food And Wine Festival - 1 PM To Sunset, Public Plaza, Todos Santos. Featuring Baja wineries and local restaurants. Live music all day. Silent art auction to benefit local charities. Wristband for access to Festival and tastings available at event for $250 pesos. Info: www.gastrovino.mx/gastrovino/, baja.com/todos-santos/events/1st-gastrovino-baja-food-and-wine-festival/Tuesday, May 22
Big Event Planning Meetings - Continues today, May 22, and May 29 at 12 Noon, Baja Beans, El Pescadero. Plans for a community event linked to summer youth sports program are under way. Be involved. Join the process to support community-building. Contact: Debora pesccom [- at -] hotmail.comWednesday, May 23
Students' Day / Día Del Estudiante In Mexico - Honors students throughout Mexico. Not a state holiday.Saturday, May 26
Galería Indigo Welcomes Robert Wood - "Paintings of Todos Santos" by Robert E Wood, Artist demonstration, 12-4 PM, followed by Wine and Cheese Art Opening 5-7 PM at. Galería Indigo, Calle Juarez, Todos Santos - Frieda Telemans, indigotodossantos [- at -] yahoo.com, 044-612-137-3473, Todos SantosSaturday, May 26 thru Monday, May 28
2012 Alma Fishing Tournament In Buena Vista - The 8th Annual ALMA Fishing Tournament, "For Pets' Sake," will be held at the Buena Vista Beach Resort. Prizes for 2012 include 1st place: $1,000 Cash, 2nd place: $500 Cash, and 3rd place: 1 day of fising on Verdugos super panga, plus 2 nights lodging at the Verdugos Beach Resort (www.verdugosbeachresort.com). A.L.M.A. provides much needed spay/neuter services, vaccines, public education, foster care, adoption and emergency medical services. Info: Sheila Marshall Mex: 044-624-137-7683, US: 206-414-2982. Carole Berry, Mex: 624-141-0500 or send Email: - Fundraiser [- at -] almacares.com, www.almacares.com/Eastcape_billfish_tournamen.html, Los Barriles
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
Sand Castle Day! - For those East Cape bound, Crossroads Country Club is sponsoring a sand castle building competition. Prizes, food, and entertainment starting at noon and going all day! Tim Lang & Crew will be performing along with other acts. Crossroads is located east of Palo Escopeta and north of Nine Palms. - Rachel, babyflechtner [- at -] yahoo.com, Cabo Pulmo-East Cape
Botanical Garden Tours - 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.
Buena Fortuna is located at the entrance to La Ribera which is approximately 7miles or 12km east from Las Cuevas it is located on the north side of the road across the street from a restaurant and cabo rivera real estate office. Phone 624-154-8594 please post as soon as possible let us know when you post The gate has a sign that says Buena Fortuna. The address is Huerta La Fortuna Entrando A La Ribera buenafortunagardens [- at -] gmail.com - Gabriel Howearth, buenafortunagardens [- at -] gmail.com, 624-154-8594, La Ribera
Review Of Pottery Class At Rancho Pilar - This is one class that I received more than my money’s worth of information, food, and fun. In one short week we covered all aspects of Baja California Sur Pottery making from harvesting the clay, processing it, building a clay drier, traditional hand building techniques, and last the firing process. If you have any interest in learning about pottery making and firing, this one week class will get you started and connect you with others who are working in clay in the area. - Pamela Akins, akins.pamela [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 147 5531
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
High School Girl Looking For Work/Estudianta Busca Trabajo - My name is Lorena. I am 18 years old and I am a student at the high school here in Todo Santos. I am looking for work to continue my studies and live. I am responsible, serious and attentive. I can work babysitting, caring for elderly, office support, cleaning house and ironing. I am available for work Monday to Friday in the afternoons and evenings and on the weekends I am available all day. I will be available for full time work beginning in July. I live with my Godmother, Jennifer Rosen, in Todos Santos and have other local references. Thank you for your consideration.
Mi nombre es Lorena. Tengo 18 años y soy estudiante de la preparatoria aquí en Todo Santos. Estoy buscando trabajo para continuar mis estudios y vivir. Soy responsable, seria y atenta. Puedo trabajar de niñera, cuidando personas de la tercera edad, ordenando la oficina, limpiando la casa y planchando ropa. Estoy disponible de lunes a viernes por las tardes y nochecitas y los fines de semana todo el día. Yo estaré disponible en Julio todos los días completos. Vivo con mi Madrina, Jennifer Rosen, en Todos Santos y tengo otras referencias locales. Gracias por su atención. - Lorena Castanon Palma, Mayrel10 [- at -] hotmail., Cel. 612.100.6815 , Todos Santos
Need Furniture? - Mas Milagros sells everything from soy candles and cocktail napkins to beds and dining tables. Furniture and accessories are all hand picked including new, previously owned, and consignment items from stores like Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, Pier One Imports, West Elm, and World Market. Furnishing your home beautifully, should not cost a fortune! Mention this ad and get 10% off your next purchase! Please call or email and come by - we would love to meet you. - Sandra, scandiber [- at -] yahoo.com, www.masmilagros.com/index.html, 624-129-8691, Cabo San Lucas
Auto Delivery - Will deliver your vehicle to the States and beyond for expenses, fee, and return ticket to Cabo. Fee is negotiable depending on vehicle, destination, etc. Call or email. - Don Frothingham, donfro [- at -] gmail.com, n/a, 624-161-8508
Car Carrier/utility Trailer For Sale - 2004 PJ car carrier/utility trailer for sale in La Paz. 16', 1900 lbs, 15" wheels, new spare, ramps included, lights, brakes, bearings all ready to roll, permanent California plate. $1,950. USD, OBO, cash at time of transfer, pesos okay at going rate. Call 612-121-6413 or email bajajazz [- at -] yahoo.com. - Ray Simpson, bajajazz [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-121-6413, La Paz
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. - Skip Ackerman, ackerman1952 [- at -] gmail.com, www.solsticesolarofbaja.com, 624-142-8002 or 970-963-0846 , Baja California Sur
Scooter Or Car Rental - Scooters and a full sized Ford van 1980 for rent. Scooters from $25.00-$35.00 a day, Ford van for rent $45.00 a day. You may rent 24/7 so holler to reserve dates and times and vehicles. Located in beautiful downtown Pescadero. Delivery of rides also available. From Mexico call 612 134 6807; from the States 011 521 134 6807. Limited time offer so get off the couch and call. - Maruchan, 612 134 6807, Baja California Sur
Water Systems Service - Hello to our Clientes in Todos Santos. We will be in town this weekend servicing Blue Angels (tm), our State of the Art and totally green Whole House Water Treatment Systems. We have in stock new Argonides, our upgraded Nano Silver Technology filters. If you need new filters or service please contact Chris. Best Regards, H2O Profesionales Internacionales, your Water Treatment Consultants. PS. Please take note that we have moved our showroom and office to Madero 430, between Hidalgo and Constitucion, Downtown La Paz. - Chris Salter, chris [- at -] aguadebaja.com, www.aguadebaja.com, 612 157 7695, Baja California Sur
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Recently Engaged Couple Seeking House Sitting Opportunity - Hi, My name is Michael Cooker. My fiance and I are looking for a house sitting opportunity for the summer. I am willing to exchange my services as a web developer if needed. My e-mail address is michaelcooker541 [- at -] gmail.com. You can also contact me on skype my username is michael.cooker1. Thanks! - Michael Cooker, michaelcooker541 [- at -] gmail.com, www.yoombu.com, Pescadero
House For Sale In San Juanico - 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. We have the house posted in this website www.oficinasj.com (under casa tranquilidad). We are asking $79,000 USD. - Dana Luckey, laoficinasj [- at -] gmail.com, www.oficinasj.com, Baja California Sur
Vacation Rental In San Juanico - Come and stay at our beach front house rental in San Juanico(Scorpion Bay) this summer. For more info and Photos: www.oficinasj.com (under vacation rental). - Dana Luckey, laoficinasj [- at -] gmail.com, www.oficinasj.com, Baja California Sur
Beautiful New 1 Bedroom Plus Kitchenette In Pescadero - Includes main level palapa terrace, ample storage, 2nd level terrace with media sombra, walk to the beach and Pedrito surf break, ocean and mountain views, plenty of room to expand on 1,000 sq. meter lot, wonderful neighborhood. Asking $94,600. Please call Tom 612-119-9336 - Tom Bayley, 612-119-9336
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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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Getting Desperate. Please Help - Hi. i neeed to get my dog back to Vancouver Island. She is currently in the Pescadero area. I cannot fly her as there are heat restrictions now in effect. I am looking for someone who is driving to B.C. who is willing to do me this enormous favor. I am willing to pay for your trouble. She is a really good girl, about 40 pounds, not too big. Any info that might help would be greatly appreciated. Please help me! katyeorose [- at -] yahoo.ca
Ride Share Heading North - I am driving up north and would like to find someone that needs a ride and is able to share driving shifts, preferably a female or couple. I am a late 20's female, knows some Spanish, but still would like some company. Will be leaving 5/19ish. bajaroadtrip [- at -] yahoo.com. - Rosa, bajaroadtrip [- at -] yahoo.com, Baja California Sur
Ride Offered To San Diego - Space available for one passenger to share driving and gas from San Jose del Cabo to San Diego. Room for bags and/or surfboards in the back of the pick-up. Hoping to leave on Friday, May 25, and make the drive in two or three days. Contact Jackie at sbjackie [- at -] gmail.com. - Jackie Campbell, sbjackie [- at -] gmail.com, San Jose Del Cabo
Anyone Need A Ride From La To Cabo? - Mid May to June - 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
Airport Ride May 31 - Would like a ride for 1 person from San Jose Airport to TS on May 31 about 4:30 pm. - Pamela Vantress, pavantress [- at -] yahoo.com, 145-0254 or (612) 105-3935
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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 -
Now We Are Two -- >> - My sister was also left at Punta Lobos and she was found the day after me. So now we are just two 7 wk. old sisters who really would love to have a home. We don't have to go together, we just make a nice unit. We're healthy, we will be spayed at no cost to you when we're older, can you ask for more? Did I mention adorable and sweet? If you can adopt or foster us, please call Pam. - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-102-7983, Todos Santos
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
Please! - We are leaving soon and have to find homes for four, 7-week old kittens. Box trained, eating solids, will make good housers or mousers. Black, black with a white spot on chest, grey, and grey tabby. Please help. Thank you. - Todd, toddgerson [- at -] ymail.com, 6121524494, Pescadero
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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