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Annual Stars & Stripes Festival - Thursday, June 28 thru Sunday, July 01, don't miss this World-class fishing tournament, first-class golf, major-headliner music festival with music by the Doobie Brothers, and live auction benefitting children's charities. Also offered are Zip-line tours and Quad-runner rides with Wild Canyon Adventures. Events will be centered at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, Cabo San Lucas.
About Stars & Stripes: Started in 1996 by Dick Gebhard, then a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Stars and Stripes has grown from a new idea by a creative visionary, to one of the most significant and innovative charity fundraisers in the country. The event has donated over $10 million to Southern California charities over its 15-year history and over the past three years has expanded its list of beneficiaries which this year includes: Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Boy Scouts of Los Angeles, Miracles for Kids and most recently, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA OC).
Additionally, Stars & Stripes gives back to communities in the Cabo San Lucas area, this year, monies raised will also benefit Mexico’s Green Scholarship Program. Affectionately known as "The Feel Good Tournament," Stars and Stripes seeks to be an effective charity fundraiser which creates lasting memories for both the organizations it assists and those participating in the event each year. - christi.starsandstripes [- at -] gmail.com, (949) 280-4742, www.starsandstripestournament.com/
Celebrate The Life Of Pat Light - If you knew and loved Pat Light, please join us at Cerritos Beach this Sunday, June 10, at noon for a gathering of kindred spirits and paddle-out. - Bobbi, 612.167.6610, Elias Calles
U.S. Consular Agency Hours - 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 Tuesday, June 18, 2012, through Thursday, 21, 2012, 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. Located at: Tiendas de Palmilla, Carretera Transpeninsular Km 27.5. Local B221, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, C.P. 23406. Telephone: (624) 143-3566; Fax: (624) 143-6750 Email: USConsulCabo [- at -] yahoo.com - San Jose Del Cabo
G20 Summit Information Corrections - Lic. Julio Camarena Villaseñor, G20 Chancellor and the SRE's Oficial Mayor, was interviewed (bilingual) Sunday June 3 on Cabo Mil's Los Cabos Now and made a specific point of refuting/correcting the widely-circulated information on the Lifestyle Villas blog, and reprinted in the June 5 edition of the Baja Western Onion. He was particularly concerned regarding inaccurate dates, incomplete or distorted information, and hyperbole regarding beach closures.
The Camarena interview is available as a podcast at www.cabomil.com.mx - from the homepage go to the podcast page, choose June 3 from the calendar and the time 1900 / 1930. There is a slider bar to advance the podcast. (As far as I know, the interview is not yet on the main podcast list.). There is also important information in the podcast missing from the list, especially regarding the high security polygon from the Convention Center through to and along Paseo San Jose, San Jose's beachfront boulevard.
Clarifications from the interview (Courtesy Baja Tips Weekly):
Thank Heaven For St. Luke´s! - Recently I was admitted to St. Luke´s Clinic suffering from severe pneumonia that hadn´t responded to the treatment I was getting from the respiratory specialist I was seeing in La Paz. We decided to take advantage of their $100 peso consult they offer every Monday & Thursday and received a very thorough examination by Dr. Jorge Diaz, who recommended I be hospitalized on site so that I could be treated intravenously. The doctors, nurses and staff are very professional and caring and really want to help get you well. They have lab and x-ray services on site so test results were available rapidly to help with my treatment. The cost of the hospitalization, lab work, x-rays, medical services was reasonable and fair. I feel very fortunate that we have such a fine facility at our disposal right here in Todos Santos and will not hesitate to return for consults or hospitalization if needed in the future. - Don Mitchell, kiwimay1999 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
Pets In The Cabin Of Alaska Airlines Planes (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - There is a new law that took affect on June 1 that states: no "in-cabin pets" on any flights into and out of Mexico. I know this for a fact because American Airlines would not let my friends fly with the cat that they had made reservations for when they left last week and the same thing happened to my daughter flying out yesterday with her small dog on Alaska Airlines. At least Alaska called us yesterday morning and gave us a heads up about the hard kennel. Animals will only be able to travel in the hold in a Hard-sided kennel into and out of Mexico in the future. - Sheila Hughes
The contact info I have for Alaska/Horizon is as follows: Alaska Airlines, P.O. Box 68900, Seattle, WA 98168, 206-433-3200; Horizon Air, P.O. Box 68977, Seattle, WA 98168, 206-241-6757; Alaska Airlines Customer Care: 1-800-654-5669. The online customer service inquiry form can be found at: www.alaskaair.com/www2/ssl/help/ConsumerAffairsForm.asp?Company=Alaska. You can email them at: Customer.Care.Reply [- at -] AlaskaAir.com. - Sheryl, La Paz Gringos
Lost Wallet - Lost my wallet while eating at the health food store in Todo Santos. Appreciate any info on getting my personal ID's back. The small wallet is tan with a peace sign on the front. Thank you so much, Sumitra Alice Peterson - Sumitra Peterson, photosumitra [- at -] sbcglobal.net, 612-151-3848
Looking For Canning Supplies - I am looking for canning supplies here in town. If you are no longer canning and would like to sell your supplies, please email me. - Eva, anothergreatday [- at -] live.com, Todos Santos
More Than 6 Million Linkedin Passwords Stolen - If you have an account on Linkedin or eHarmony, you may want to log in and change your password. Here is a link to this story: money.cnn.com/2012/06/06/technology/linkedin-password-hack/?source=linkedin.
And here's a tool to find out if your password may have been stolen: venturebeat.com/2012/06/07/was-your-linkedin-password-hacked-heres-how-to-find-out/ - moderator [- at -] bajawesternonion.com,
IRS Is Getting Serious - Senate Bill Would Revoke Passports of Tax Delinquents, according to Michael Cohn of Accounting Today. The Senate has unanimously approved a provision to a highway transportation bill that would revoke the passports of people with seriously delinquent tax debts.
The provision, which was part of a larger amendment by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to the Senate version of a surface transportation bill, was approved by unanimous consent last Tuesday. The amendment would allow the State Department to deny, revoke or limit a passport for any individual whom the Internal Revenue Service has certified as having a “seriously delinquent tax debt” in excess of $50,000. The amount would be adjusted for inflation in future years.
A seriously delinquent tax debt would be one for which a notice of a federal tax lien or a notice of a levy has been filed. However, there is an exception when the debt is being paid in a timely manner under an agreement with the IRS, or if collection on the debt has been suspended because of a collection due process hearing or other relief has been requested or is pending. - Paul Jubb, pilothere [- at -] pauljubb.com, www.gringotax.com, 916.363.4025
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 June 08
What About Me By One Giant Leap - Teatro Luna Azul Movie Night. Inspirational movie, words and music from around the world. Tex Mex Dinner from 6pm. Movie at sunset. By donation. - bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, tsbmp.blogspot.comSaturday June 09
Dinner at Diane's ***Sold Out*** - Please write to reserve for the next dinner. - Diane, dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos SantosSunday, June 10
Final Sunday Morning Zumba With Jan - 8:00 - 9:00am, La Esquina, Classes $50 pesos, everyone welcome. - Jan Turner, jant [- at -] aol.com, 145-0684
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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
1st Mariachi Of Todos Santos - Taco Platter, BBQ and Free Tequila Shot, 1 - 4 p.m., Hotel California. - info [- at -] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612-145-0525, Todos SantosMondays
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
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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
Escape The G-20/ Beat The Heat" - Celebrate The 4-Lane! Contact Baja.com to plan your Todos Santos Getaway! Special packages available at Hotel California from $72/night; La Alianza from $270/2nights; Pay for 2-Stay for 3 deals at Los Colibris from $150, Flora del Mar from $315, Serendipity from $300 and Arriba de la Roca from $550. Pay for 4-Stay for 5 deals at Villa Santa Cruz from $660 and Rancho Pescadero from $900. Each package includes extra features, among them breakfasts, dinners, wine, tours, cooking class, spa treatments and more. Contact Baja.com for these exclusive offers for June and July. - Lisa Green, Lisa.green [- at -] baja.com, Baja.com, 612-145-0087, Todos Santos
Kundalini Yoga - Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 p.m. with Kirantana, Saturday 10:00 a.m. with Bhavani. 100 pesos. Casa Diamante, La Cachora. Hotelito lane down towards the beach, second right. Signs posted. - Noel Cianci, noelcianci [- at -] mac.com, Todos Santos
So, please, take advantage of our Summer Liquidation Sale Of Galeria La Paz at Art House La Paz, Calle Revolucion #655 between Victoria and Morelos next to the French School and the Vivero with Francisco. We look forward to meeting you. You can call 165 5020 (the Galeria telephone) or Sidne's evening phone for appointments, 123 3177. - Sidne Byars, sidne [- at -] galeria-la-paz.com, https://www.facebook.com/Arthouselapaz, 165-5020, La Paz
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
June Discount - Is "June gloom" making you feel down in the dumps? Maybe pampering your nail's & tootsies is just what you need! Chica's is having a mani/pedi special for the whole month of June for just $35. Just call or email for an appointment & mention this ad to receive discount. Oh come on ... you deserve it! And, if you need a gift or want to treat someone special, we always have gift certificates available to purchase. Located on the beautiful terrace at La Canada Del Diablo. Tues.- Sat. by appointment. - Kathie Cullinane, chicassalon [- at -] gmail.com, 612-142-3160, Todos Santos
Polk Speakers For Sale - I have 2 polk audio lsi25 tower powered sub-floor model speakers for sale. Original price in 2005 was $2000 USD; will sell for $1000 USD or best offer. Excellent condition. Contact Walt Schultz at 612-169-0786 or write woschultz [- at -] msn.com - Walt Schultz, woschultz [- at -] msn.com, 612-169-0786
For Sale: 2003 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner - 2wd, 4dr, 6cyl, 140,000 miles, automatic, red with tan interior, bed liner, bed topper, power windows and locks, 2" lift, cold air, good condition, reliable. $9,500 or best offer. brantwarren [- at -] hotmail.com
Submit your Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
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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
To remove your ad if you find a ride or caravan, let us know here: www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp -
Van Heading To Van - Heading north to Vancouver in the next week or so (ad first appeared June 5) in VW van with space for passengers and/or cargo; happy to help if I can! Timing flexible within a few days either way. Route flexible. BC, WA, OR, CA, NV, ID, UT, AZ destinations considered. - Mark Lasanowski, mark [- at -] marklasanowski.ca, 612.137.2845, Todos Santos
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
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
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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 Poodle! - We lost our dog! He is a poodle, about 4 years old and his name is "Doky." Please, if you know something about his whereabouts, call either of these numbers: (English) 612-132-8777; (Spanish) 612-118-1227. My three daughters, my husband and I would appreciate it.
Perro extraviado. Es un pudul, el perro tiene 4 años, y su nombre es DOKY. Por favor, si sabe algo. Comuníquese al número: (Ingles) 612-132-8777; (Español) 612-118-1227. Mis tres hijas mi esposo y yo, se lo agradeceremos. - Victor Sossa, lacio31hotmail.com, 612-132-8777, Todos Santos
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
Help Save A Starving Dog - Courtesy Baja Pony Express - When traveling north (or south) we all see the starving homeless dogs along the road. Especially around San Quintin and the towns north. So, if you see a dog in distress and can stop safely, please call one of these groups and get transporting directions, instead of leaving them to starve and die on the road side. To help you with your rescue, have an old blanket, kibbles, water bowl and a loop collar leash in your car. If you are not comfortable transporting them, even offering them food will help.
If You See An Animal In Distress, Call: The Baja Animal Sanctuary, near Rosarito, 22 miles south of the San Ysidro border 619-786-7928 www.BajaAnimalSanctuary.org. C.A.R.E in the Punta Banda area, 1/2 hour south of Ensenada. 626 145 0484 www.carebaja.org. Please print these numbers and carry them with you. Together we can make a change. - ALMA Humanitaria, A.C., www.almacares.com
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Quote of the Day: " If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. " ~ Ray Bradbury
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