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News and Events, Questions and Answers
Local Man Needs Your Help - Just 3 days ago Elias was a healthy 28-year-old man enjoying life and spending time with friends and family in Cabo San Lucas. Two days ago his roommates found him on his bedroom floor, unable to move or speak. After being rushed to the hospital, it was determined Elias had suffered a stroke. It's going to be a long road to recovery. Elias is going to need help paying hospital bills and his family is going to need help with costs to stay and help Elias.
Elias needs all of us, so please be a good friend and give what you can afford. If Elias could talk, he would tell you himself how much he appreciates your prayers and your help. You can see Elias on FaceBook here: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=778292621. Please Donate here: fundrazr.com/campaigns/dJMK4 - Doree Van Fleet Elam, 805-466-0874, Cabo San Lucas
Garbage Clean Up Day This Saturday - Please come to the entrance of Todos Santos, Cabo side, Saturday, May 26 at 9 a.m. The G20 is coming to BCS we need to show our Plueblo clean. Garbage bags and gloves we will provided. The students of the Palapa will help us. - Emanuela, emagard [- at -] mac.com, Todos Santos
Gastrovino 2012 Thank You! - On behalf of our entire Festival Committee we would like to thank everyone for coming to the Plaza and making Todos Santos' First Annual GastroVino Baja Food and Wine Festival a success. We sold out with over 500 people in attendance! We are very grateful for all the very generous people who donated items for the silent auction. We raised over $6000 for the Internado!
We hope everyone enjoyed the music, art, food and wine. Thank you to all local restaurants who participated, to Mother Nature for the eclipse and to all you wine-lovers out there who truly made Sunday afternoon a gastronomical good time. Next year we will have more wine glasses on hand and more wineries present. Check out our photo gallery and stay tuned for more details: www.gastrovino.mx.
Muchas gracias a todas las personas que asistieron a nuestro 1er Festival GastroVino, fue todo un exito y vendimos mas de 500 boletos! Estamos muy agradecidos por todas las donaciones para la subasta, logramos reunir mas de $6000 dolares para el Internado. El proximo ano tendremos copas para todos.
Esperamos que hayan disfrutado de la musica, el vino y la comida. En nombre de nuestro comite del festival gracias a los restaurantes que participaron, gracias a la madre naturaleza por el eclipse solar y a todos ustedes amantes del buen vino y la buena comida. Nos vemos el proximo ano, con mas ganas de pasarla bien! Chequen www.gastrovino.mx para fotos del evento. Thank you again, Gracias de nuevo, Perla and Mac - La Bodega, labodegadetodossantos [- at -] gmail.com, gastrovino.mx, Baja California Sur
Junior Lifeguards Returns To Todos Santos This July! - Looking for youth activities this summer?? This fun aquatic program is designed for students between the ages of 9 and 18 years old. Participants will be trained by certified teachers, lifeguards and master divers and will receive instruction in the following: Basic water safety, flotation, rip currents, emergency response, snorkeling, kayaking, boogie boarding, stand-up paddle boarding, and surfing. Session 1: July 9-12 (M-Th) 10am-3pm; Session 2: July 16-19 (M-Th) 10am-3pm. Just $80usd/per session!
Salvavidas Junior de Todos Santos es una programa acuatica dirigido a jóvenes entre 9 y 18 años de edad. Los participantes reciben instrucción básica en la seguridad en la playa y mar, técnicas para prevenir lesiónes, técnicas de entrenamiento para salvavidas, talleres de kayak, snorkel, y surf, liderazgo, responsabilidad, y primeros auxilios. El programa ayuda a formar una base de conocimientos, aptitudes y habilidades para que los jóvenes lleguen a ser futuros salvavidas. Curso 1: 9-12 de Julio, 10-3; Curso 2: 16-19 de Julio, 10-3. $1000pesos/curso. Becas disponible con Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.!! - La Sirena Eco Adventures & Tortugueros Las Playitas A. C., lasirena.ts [- at -] gmail.com, www.lasirenakayaksurf.com, 145.03.53, Todos Santos
Going To The US? - I need to get a small regular envelope to the US. Postage paid. Can you take it for me and stick it in a mail box? - Jane Mountney, mountneyjane [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-142-2672
Wanted: Horses To Go Horseback Riding - I'd like to rent horses to go horseback riding,and am wanting to take people out on the beach and the mountains with these horses.Please call or e-mail as soon as possible, so we can get things rolling. Maruchan 612 134 6807; perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 134 6807, Baja California Sur
Tropical Storm Bud - Bud is the second tropical storm and the first predicted hurricane of the 2012 eastern Pacific hurricane season. At 8:00AM, PDT, the center of tropical storm Bud was located near latitude 11.1 north, longitude 104.0 west. Bud is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h). A turn toward the northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected later today. Followed by a turn toward the north by Thursday morning.
Maximum sustained winds reamin near 40 mph. 65 km/h with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Bud could become a hurricane by Wednesday night. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles, 75 km, mainly to the west of the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb, 29.65 inches.
Current predictions for the 2012 eastern Pacific hurricane season are for fewer tropical storms and hurricanes than in 2011. - www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_ep2+shtml/084022.shtml?3-daynl, Baja California Sur
Young Dog Play Companion - Teo, an 8 month old Belgian Malinois, is eager for play companions near Todos Santos. She is well behaved, friendly and socialized. Thanks - Janel Beeman, janelb3 [- at -] yahoo.com
Eco Tours Airport Shuttle - On May 9th, I traveled from TS to the airport in San Jose by way of the Eco Tours Airport Shuttle. The van was very roomy, comfortable, the driver was professional, always going the speed limit and driving carefully, he offered to show a movie, and there is WiFi in the van. Traveling along the Pacific and Sea of Cortez catching up on email at the same time was great. The cost is a no brainer, also. - PJ Rose, Las Brisas
Boat Capitan With Boat Wanted - Looking to start a buisnees taking people out whale watching, deep sea fishing, and the like, but need a person who isn't going to charge me an arm and a leg to take them out. Please call asap. I can shuttle people to either Los Cabos, or Punta Lobos. 612 134 6807 perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com. I am in the Los Cerritos, Pescadero area. Call Maruchan, or Perry - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-134-6807, 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.)
Tuesday, May 22
Big Event Planning Meetings - May 22 and May 29 - 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.Friday, May 25
Cerritos Beach Brewing Company Opens - Come enjoy our handcrafted Pale, Amber, Porter's and Raspberry beers. Pass the stadium and the elementary school to the right of the pink and turquoise roundabout in Pescadero. - Reggie O'brien, cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, 612.154.6134, PescaderoSaturday, May 26
Garbage Clean Up Day - 9am. Join Palapa Society students to help clean up our community. Cabo entrance to Todos Santos. Garbage bags and gloves provided. - Emanuela, emagard [- at -] mac.com, 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 beautiful 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
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 -0590Fridays
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
Community Events and Workshops Notification Page - Submit event notices for The Community Calendar or Workshops and Meetings pages.
Anyone planning an event should check the Online Community Calendar before choosing a date to see if something else is already planned and avoid conflicts. Check the Online Community Calendar here: www.bajawesternonion.com/community-calendar.asp -
Stepping Out - Food, Music, Arts and Entertainment
Cerritos Beach Brewing Company Opens - Come join us Friday, May 25, at 4 p.m. to enjoy our handcrafted beers. Choose from Pale, Amber, Porter's and Raspberry or try them all. We are located in the heart of Pescadero. Pass the stadium and the elementary school to the right of the pink and turquoise roundabout. Every day is a holiday and every meal is a feast. - Reggie O'brien, cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, 612.153.0262, Pescadero
Sunday Morning Zumba With Coffee ... or Tea! - 8:00 - 9:00am at La Esquina, Sunday morning Zumba with Jan is scheduled for the next three weeks, May 27th, June 3rd & 10th. Classes $50 pesos, everyone is welcome. Cafe opens at 9:00 so enjoy a workout and a morning cup. - Jan Turner, jant [- at -] aol.com, 145-0684
Submit your Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment announcements here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
Misc. Sales and Services Available
2008 Toyota Tacoma For Sale - 2008 Toyota Tacoma 4WD 4DR TRD Off Road with South Dakota plates. This is a dream vehicle for Baja. $100 below Kelly Blue Book. Go to webpage for details. - Robert Quirk, rq [- at -] todossantosrentals.net, www.todossantosrentals.net/todos-santos-rentals-for-sale.html, (624) 147-0326, Pescadero
Complete Computer Repair, Maintenance And Upgrade Services - Is your business or personal computer running slow, problems with software or hardware, need software or hardware upgrades, troubleshoot a problem, set up or repair a network or you just need help! Computers are now such a vital part of our everyday lives and when you have a problem, “who you gona call?: Well, The Computer Doctor is here in Cabo now and ready to get your personal computer or business computer network running great or training you to use your computer more effectively. Computer-related Services:
• Server Design, Solutions and Troubleshooting • Communications Solutions • Maintenance Programs • Business or Personal Computer Training
Your One-Stop Shop for service of all your computer needs, problems and worries servicing everything from laptops to complete computer networks. Reasonable Rates and Guaranteed Service. For a free consultation and quotation please contact me at: - Randy Fite, rcfcabo [- at -] gmail.com, 624-105-9195 Cell 624-150-6340
Barbara and her husband, Tim, are making this their permanent residence and plan to be here year around, which means that all of you who stay here through the summer will have access to her services. Office hours continue to be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 – 5. Call or email for an appointment. - Jane Sipe, L. Ac., 1sheurchin [- at -] gmail.com, 612-151-7026
US Tax Return Preparation In Baja Sur - Your US Income Tax Return is due 6/15/12 for 2011 if you live and work in Mexico. We have been preparing US returns for Americans in Baja Sur for over twenty years. You must file and report your worldwide income even though you may not owe taxes due to expat tax benefits. Returns can be prepared by email, internet phone or fax or we can meet in Los Cabos. Don D. Nelson, Attorney, CPA, Kauffman Nelson, LLP - Don Nelson, ddnelson [- at -] gmail.com, www.TaxMeLess.com, 624-131-5228, Baja California Sur
End Of Season Special! - Chica's Salon is offering a mani/pedi special of $35 for the month of May. Mention this ad to receive discount. Thank you to all my Winter resident & year around client's for another great season. Located at La Canada del Diablo. Tues. thru Sat. by appointment. - Kathie Cullinane, chicassalon [- at -] gmail.com, 612-142-3160, Todos Santos
• Maintenance And Landscaping Services • Concierge Services • Airport Transportation • Grocery Stocking
Services available in Cabo, San Jose, Pescadero and Todos Santos area - Wendy, tropicalcasitas5 [- at -] gmail.com, 624-191-2831
Submit your Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Oceanfront House For Rent In Pecadero - Oceanfront house for rent at San Pedrito in Pescadero.3 bedroom 2 bath,this house looks right at the surfing point.Great surfing,diving and fishing.There are also 5 Palapas 4 camping on the property.This house is avalible weekly or monthly or long term.This house is not avalible october thru Jan.If interested please call 612 142 5511 if you are calling fron the states call 011 521 612 142 5511 - Tiffany Mullin, tiffytattoo [- at -] aol.com, 521 612 142 5511, Pescadero
Winter Vacation Rental Wanted - Northwest artist seeks rental within easy walking distance to town and beach (no car) for one month (dates flexible) Winter 2013. Prefer modern minimalist space with lots of glass and ouutdoor space. mhfinch [- at -] msn.com - Michael Finch, mhfinch [- at -] msn.com
Clean House For Sale - Here is a three-bedroom, one-bath home which has been redone from top to bottom. New electrical and new plumbing. Home is on Cuauhtemoc with Morleos at corner. All that is needed is a tile floor. Asking price $150,000 obo. Security gates and windows. arechiga66 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-161-4728, Todos Santos
Las Tunas Lots Fire Sale - Las Tunas adjoining lots for immediate sale. Just north of Camino International on Las Playitas, the newly confirmed, to be paved, road to La Pastora. 2 adjoining lots: 1552 meters and 1632 meters. Electric and water access on borderlines, couldn't be closer. Priced below market [- at -] $35 usd per meter. Deep discount for buying both! No agents please! dakindig [- at -] wisc.edu
House For Rent - Beautiful furniture house for rent in Todos Santos, Las Tunas, very close to the beach. 2 bedroom,2 bathroom. Come and see it your self. Thanks! - Mireille Nzohabona, mimikeys2001 [- at -] yahoo.fr, 612-100-7805, Todos Santos
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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 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
Submit your Rides or Caravans Needed/Available articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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 -
We Still Need A Home--->>> - Two female puppies who were abandoned at Punta Lobos are still looking for a home. They are sweet, adorable, healthy, flealess and ready to go. Now 9 weeks old, I beg you to adopt them because I am becoming way too attached. When old enough they can be spade free of charge. Please call or e-mail me. Gracias. - 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
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.
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