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The Baja Walk Reaches Southern Baja Despite Problems - Mexico, Vizcaino, Baja California Sur, June 10, 2012 – John and Rachel Pack set out to circumnavigate the Baja peninsula during the summer, in 100 days or less. The trek would cross some the world’s toughest terrain, during the hottest time of the year. On May 12, 2012, they left San Felipe, Baja and now 30 days and 292 miles (469km) later, they have overcome many challenges and crossed into southern Baja. The walk is to bring awareness to the needs of various Baja charities that fight enormous challenges of their own during the summer months. Although they have come this far, the remaining distance may prove to be the toughest and most difficult yet.
The Packs have been averaging 12-18 miles (19-29 km) per day, carrying between 5-8 gallons (19-30 liters) of water, and two weeks of food. The weight of the wagon is between 150-200lbs. (68-90kg). Their goal is to reach Rosarito Beach, in time for the Baja Blues Fest (www.bajabluesfest.com) August 25; however, with the injuries and delays, they now have the challenge of making up lost time. "We only have 100 days, so we hope to pick up the pace, and no matter what, we absolutely have to make it to Cabo San Lucas and then back to Todos Santos and Hogar del Ninos, an orphanage that are on their own and need help," John explains, "and that is still nearly 600 miles away."
Last year, John and Rachel Pack produced the Baja Love Ride (www.bajaloveride.com) cycling event, to bring awareness to the needs of Children in Baja California. Their desire this year with the Baja Walk is to bring awareness to the needs of children, in addition to other important causes: Alma Humanitaria, A.C., Los Barriles - Hogar Del Nino, Todos Santos – Voluntarios Para Los Animales Indigentes Y Vulnerables, San Felipe - Animalandia, Loreto – Casa De Fe Orfanato, San Felipe - Voluntarios Sin Límites, San Felipe - Club De Ninos Y Ninas De Rosarito, Rosarito Beach - Fundación Ayuda Niños La Paz, A.C. La Paz - Tortuga Proyecto De Marcado De Loreto, Loreto.
The Baja Walk is sponsored by Playa de Oro Development in San Felipe, Baja California, Click-on in Puerto Nuevo, Baja California, Portland Running Company in Portland, Oregon, Baja Bound Insurance in San Diego, California and many other generous companies and individuals. The Charities: bajagoodlife.com/baja-100-day-challenge/baja-charity-challenges. The Sponsors: bajagoodlife.com/baja-100-day-challenge/baja-walk-sponsors. Media Contact: Lisa Maine, lisamaine [- at -] bglclub.com, www.bajawalk.com
Still More G20 Info Corrections - Thank you for creating and printing the changes per Julio Camarena's interview. However, this line is incorrect:
"This means that the popular snorkeling spots like Santa Maria, Chileno Bay & surf spots like El Tule, Acapulquito, the Rock & Zippers will not be accessible from the 15th until the 20th."Lic. Camarena clearly stated in the interview that beach restrictions only apply to the official host hotels and Barcelo/El Grand Faro. Lic. C said that the above beaches/surf spots and Medano Beach will not be affected and that all other beaches will be open unless they are at a host resort. Thanks! - Sabrina
Free To A Good Home - 2 kombucha mushrooms and 1/2 cup of water kefir grains. Pescadero. - Becky, bajabeck [- at -] gmail.com, 612-143-7542
Flying Your Pets Update - For more information regarding flying your pets in and out of Mexico in airline cabins, you can visit this handy website: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/897/179/293/in-cabin-airline-pet-travel-to-mexico/. - Courtesy Baja Pony Express.
I recently had 2 people translate and provide a synopsis of the Mexican government Directives that apply to the 'no pets in cabin' policy which the airlines have just implemented. Both translators agreed on the basic gist of the document:
International Travel of Pets - Mexico has this compulsory Circular CO AV-07.8/07 which they have now started to enforce. It states that every licensee or permittee who operates or intends to operate services to the public passenger transportation in Mexico must comply with the requirements of this Compulsory Circular. Aircraft operators must also comply with the requirements of this Compulsory Circular according to the type of operation and characteristics of their aircraft. As I read this, this includes all flights in Mexico whether international or not.The bottom line is there's no point in petitioning the airlines; they are simply following Mexican federal law. As foreigners in Mexico, there are limits to what we can do to try and influence the government on this policy, but we are investigating what, if anything, we can legally do. Anyone who would like a copy of the Directives (in Spanish) can contact me by email at hamiltos12 [- at -] yahoo.com - Sheryl Hamilton.
Need A Small, Lightweight Package Brought >From The U.S. - Hi, is anyone coming down from the U.S. next week that could bring a very small, lightweight package for us? We would be very grateful and happy to pay you for your time. Thanks - Jaime And Laura, pescaderosurf [- at -] hotmail.com
Worried About Our Friend Santos "The Singer" - He is in the "Important People of Todos Santos" book, and no one I know can tell me how he is doing! We are concerned as we heard he had a stroke and he is not picking up his phone. We are now living in Cabo and will go visit him on our day off but, in the meanwhile, anyone can please tell us how he is doing. He has been through some really rough times and he is such a smart and sweet person. Please, someone has to know something! sethanabel [- at -] hotmail.com
Baja Blues Fest Rosarito Beach - On Saturday August 25, 2012, Rosarito Beach, Baja California and the Pacific Ocean will be the backdrop of the highly anticipated Baja Blues Fest at the Historic Rosarito Beach Hotel. This event, world-class blues music and regional art come together to create an experience not to be missed.
The Baja Blues Fest will bring bands together to celebrate music and help the needs of others. Celebrating the world of blues, the forbearer of Rock 'n' Roll, and is an event that is all about “Helping Children with the Blues”. All proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities that rely on donations to carry out their activity. Any person attending this amazing event will automatically contribute to the cause by purchasing a ticket which costs $20 if paid in advance and $25 if purchased on location. Visit the official website of the event www.bajabluesfest.com for tickets, travel and lodging information.
The event will take place at the historic and beautiful Rosarito Beach Hotel, between 10AM – 7PM, with food and beverages available on site. The organizers are the Baja Blues Fest Organization (www.bajabluesfest.com) and Baja Good Life Club (www.bajagoodlifeclub.com). About 150+ volunteers are needed to put this event together, and the community is encouraged to participate by volunteering.
The Baja Blues Fest Organization operates with the sole purpose of assisting the humanitarian needs of local children’s organizations. Their team of dedicated individuals is working diligently to bring support and unconditional compassion to the less privileged in Baja. Even with all their work, and the help of so many volunteers, none of this is possible without sponsors; so if you are a business or individual that would like to make a difference in a child’s life, while bringing the joy of music and art to all, please sponsor the Baja Blues Fest. For additional information, media contact and tickets, visit www.bajabluesfest.com - Baja Blues Fest Organization, 1-619-838-8133, info [- at -] bajabluesfest.com
Looking For Riders And/or A Caravan To Baja Sur - Hey, i am flexible when we could leave, but looking at mid july... Looking to join maybe a caravan to GN, or further, i will be surfing the pacific coast, going to various regions... Riders could help me shape my route by what their needs are as well.. Planning on staying for at least a month or two... Please email daverosier [- at -] yahoo.com. Thanks - David Rosier, daverosier [- at -] yahoo.com, 970-618-8720
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, June 12
Living Large at Buzzards Cantina - Buzzards Baja Plate Dinner of two enchiladas, a handmade tamale, tostada, rice, beans, guacamole & salsa Mexicana. Easy Listening and Rock by Mark Walters and Randy Leach. - Harry Schikora, buzzardsbaycantina [- at -] gmail.com, www.buzzardsbaycantina.com, 624-141-0098Sunday, June 17
Father's Day / Día Del Padre In Mexico, The US and Canada - Honors fathers throughout Mexico, the US and Canada. More Info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%27s_Day
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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
Baja Monday Wine Tastings - Flight Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., La Bodega, Calle Hidalgo, Todos Santos. LaBodegaDeTodosSantos [- at -] gmail.com, 612-152-0181.Wednesdays
Big Red Wednesdays - Structured Baja red wines by the glass from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., La Bodega, Calle Hidalgo, Todos Santos. LaBodegaDeTodosSantos [- at -] gmail.com, 612-152-0181.
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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
Summer Art Classes - Come learn the art of paper tile mosaic! Classes include materials accept high quality magazines like Architecural Digest and Vogue. Please bring four magazines of this type. Yummy homemade meal and fabulous desert are also included. Class are at Nanette's gallery from 9ish to 5 ish. Cost is 1,100 pesos and each class is limited to 8 students. Call 612 14 50183 to make your reservations for either June 30 or July 21st. See you there! - Nanette, 612- 145-0183
CJ's New York Deli Is Moving! - Big changes at CJ's Courtyard Deli. First: Name change. We are now CJ'S New York Deli. (We feel this better reflects what we do.) Second: WE ARE MOVING! We will be closing July 15th at the Plaza Artesanos location and reopening on August 1st in the Hotel Marisol. Hotel Marisol is in Plaza Caracol which is just below Mega on the Malecon in San Jose del Cabo. We are very close to Cynthia's Fresh and right next door to Mex Sun Spa. We will be introducing our Full American Breakfast menu at this location as well as an even larger lunch menu. We will be giving 25% off all Breakfasts for the month of August. Hope to see you there! - Christine Johnson, www.nydelicabo.com, 624-105-2566, San Jose Del Cabo
Living Large And Loving It Live! - Ready for more Rock & Roll at Buzzards Bay Cantina? Tuesday, June 12th, we will be offering Buzzards Baja Plate Dinner of two excellent enchiladas, a handmade tamale, tantalizing tostada, rice, beans, guacamole & salsa Mexicana served up with a generous helping of Easy Listening and Rock by Mark Walters and Randy Leach. We will see you here! 624-141-0098. Cheers! - Harry Schikora, buzzardsbaycantina [- at -] gmail.com, www.buzzardsbaycantina.com, 624-141-0098
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Yellow Water Lilies For Sale - Beautiful yellow water lilies now blooming. Please e-mail for more info. parratownsend [- at -] hotmail.com
99 Ford 150 4x4 - 99 f-150 4x4, excellent condition, auto everything. Call 612-142-8496 in Todos Santos. - John Molea, jmolea [- at -] sbcglobal.net, 612-142-8496
Summer Transportation Made Easy - Why take the bus when you can travel in style. Safe Ride in Baja Sur summer special: Travel from Cabo to La Paz or Todos Santos, $149 USD one way for up to four people, schedule before August 1st and mention the locals promo for the discount. Check us out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Safe-Ride-in-Baja-Sur/261003813942740. Please email us to check on available dates at saferideinbajasur [- at -] gmail.com - Safe Ride, saferideinbajasur [- at -] gmail.com
1992 Toyota 4runner For Sale - 5 speed, 4WD, 6 cylinder. Red exterior, clean. Rebuilt motor,transmission and rear end.Bilsteins/Pro Comp springs, roof rack system and space case. $3600 USD. Call Billy at 612 868 5075. noxitrocks [- at -] hotmail.com
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Professionnal Canadian Couple To Home Sit - We are a Canadian professional couple in Integrative Natural Medicine curently based near Vancouver, British-Columbia. We fell in love with the Baja Peninsula 2 years ago and are planning to relocate there to pursue our holistic career. We would love to home-sit your property and take care of it as if it would be ours. Gentlemen is skilled in general handyman and repair work. Wife has high organisational and cleanliness standard and love gardening. Looking in the Cabos-Todos-SanJose area. Available as early as July and open for later on. Canadian as well as local reference available.Check our website to see who we are and what we do. - John Blackburn, qwest4health [- at -] shaw.ca, www.qwest4health.ca, 604-531-3480, Canada
Buying Or Selling A Home? - Cabo Construction Management located in Pescadero does home inspections for buyers and even sellers. Find out what repairs needed in advance. We also do lot evaluations. Know what is involved in building on the property. 40 years of construction experience as a building and engineering contractor, state of California. We service the La Paz, Los Cabos and Todos Santos areas. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [- at -] yahoo.com, www.ccmbaja.com/, 612-183-1077, Baja California Sur
Beach House Partner Wanted. - Now under construction 3,400 sq ft beach front home in Los Cerritos. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-183-1077
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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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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
Looking For Riders And/Or Caravan To Baja Sur - Hey, I am flexible when we could leave, but looking at mid July. Looking to join maybe a caravan to GN, or further, I will be surfing the Pacific Coast, going to various regions. Riders could help me shape my route by what their needs are as well. Planning on staying for at least a month or two. Please email daverosier [- at -] yahoo.com. Thanks - David Rosier, daverosier [- at -] yahoo.com, 970-618-8720
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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
Malinois Pups - Best guard dogs on planet, first choice for IDF and Navy Seals. 8 weeks old and looking for compound to guard. 1 female left, 6 males to chose from. Parents on premises. 1/4 German shepard and 3/4 Belgian shepard. Will be serious dogs. - Bill Neubrand, billneubrand [- at -] hotmail.com
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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