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News and Events, Questions and Answers
Junior Lifeguard Program - Junior Lifeguards returns to Todos Santos this July 2012! This fun aquatic program is designed for students between the ages of 9 and 18. Participants will receive instruction in the following: Basic Water Safety, Flotation, Rip Currents, Emergency First Aide, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Boogie boarding Stand-up Paddle boarding, and surfing. Basic Swimming skills will be taught, and lifejackets are provided for ocean kayaking and snorkeling.
The Instructors include: Juan Martinez, Ceritified Lifeguard employed by ZOFEMAT at Cerritos beach; Roberto Rodriguez, Marine Biologist, and Certified kayak guide; Alejandro Morales, Certified Lifeguard and Eco-Tour guide in La Paz; Ira Nevius, Master-diver, Rescue-diver, Cave-diver, kayak guide and surfer; Francesca Dvorak, Certified Teacher & former YMCA Swimming/Surf Camp Instructor
Session 1: July 9-12 (M-Th); Session 2: July 16-19 (M-Th). Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $80 USD/per session. If you would like to sponsor a local youth or volunteer for the program please contact one of us!
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; Curso 2: 16-19 de Julio. 10-3, $1000pesos/curso. Becas disponibles con Tortugueros Las Playitas - Tortugueros Las Playitas, Tortugueroslasplayitas [- at -] gmail.com, www.todostortugueros.org, 612.145.0353, Todos Santos
Baja Blues Fest Rosarito - Correction - Just a little note of clarification to the press release by John Pack for the Baja Blues Fest in Rosarito on August 25th of this year. Please Note: the prices are in US Dollars, not in pesos! Sorry of any inconvenience this may have caused or maybe over excitement! And "Thank You" to the person who called my cell phone and helped me to correct the matter! - Jackie Alameda, admin [- at -] bajabluesfest.com, www.bajabluesfest.com, 1-619-838-8133
Lost Wallet - Lost my wallet outside the health food store a few weeks ago. Thank you for helping me recover my ID's, CA drivers license, etc. Small tan with a peace sign on the front. Appreciate any leads. Email works best for me if possible. Sumitra Alice Peterson - Sumitra Peterson, photosumitra [- at -] sbcglobal.net, 612-151-3848
Classical Vocal Coach Wanted - Classical voice teacher wanted for Mezzo-Soprano university student. 612-185-4465, cell-612-141-5518. Call after 6-18-2012. - John Boyle, 612--185-4465, Baja California Sur
Beware of False UPS/DHL Employees - I recently sent a package to Canada via UPS and it arrived there in 3 days - picked up on Monday and delivered on Wednesday. An interesting thing happened about Thursday of that same week - a white pickup pulled up at my house and the gentleman said he was to pick up a package for delivery via UPS. He had my name, although slightly incorrect, and a packing slip. I, unfortunately did not read the packing slip so can't verify if it said UPS on it. Please be aware that UPS does not pick up packages at your house, nor does DHL. Apparently a customer of DHL had the same experience. These people are not UPS or DHL employees - do not give them any packages to send anywhere. You must go to either the UPS office or the DHL office to send a package. - Sharon Stone, 612-118-8444
Wanted: Propane Refrigerator - Apartment size. If you have any information, please write me at patlav718 [- at -] gmail.com. Thanks. - Pat, patlav718 [- at -] gmail.com
Airport Transportation Shuttle - Require information about a regular daily or schedual-able transportation service between Todos Santos/Pescadero and Los Cabos International Airport. - Bernie Brown, berniejb1 [- at -] msn.com
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.)
Wednesday, June 20
Summer Solstice at Hotel Guaycura - "The Renewal Of The Fires" The Sky Bar, 12-6 p.m.. Best place on the Tropic Of Cancer to enjoy heaven on earth. Legaspi & Topete, Central Todos Santos, (612) 175 0800, frontdesk [- at -] guaycura.com, www.guaycura.com.mx.Friday, June 22 thru 24
Barrio De San Juan Carnival - 6 p.m. daily, San Juan Barrio Basketball Court, El Pescadero. All locals & expats are invited to attend the festival with carnival rides/games, music & food. A queen contest/coronation with Ranchero dance Saturday night. Sunday is "Kid's Day" activities. Contact: Debora southbeachcom [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-118-3423, www.pescaderolife.com/events.htmFriday, June 22
Wendy Fitz, Voice and Piano - Special concert featuring Vintage Blues to Country, Classic R & B to Standards. Dinner from 6pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. At Teatro Luna Azul, Todos Santos. Directions and details: tsbmp.blogspot.com Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.comSaturday, June 23
Tim Lang & Gang - Music starts 7pm, Marina's in Pescadero. 2x1 drink and menu specials. KM 62 in Pescadero - look for the Giant Chef - Lang, tim [- at -] timlang.net, www.timlang.net/calendar.html, Pescadero
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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
Sushi Sundays - 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Cerritos Surf Colony Bar and Grill. oficinacerritos [- at -] gmail.com, 612-131-8011, PescaderoMondays
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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Stepping Out - Food, Music, Arts and Entertainment
¡Que Rico! Announces New Items - This week try our rich Chocolate Torte and delicious Carrot Cake by the slice. Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies and Gluten-free Ginger Snaps. The “Tortilla Española Clasica” is a traditional Spanish omelette with egg, potato, & onion and there’s also a Mexican-style version. 2 new Chicken Sausage flavors, 5 kinds of sprouts, tomato-chile jam, papaya-habanero hot sauce, beef jerky and more. ¡Que Rico! Come and see, taste for yourself!
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or by appointment. Across the street from La Paloma Ice Cream store on H. Colegio Militar. Look for the sign. Our entrance is set back from the sidewalk. We look forward to your visit. Please join our email/contact list. - Deborah & Jaime, quericofoods [- at -] gmail.com, 612-118-6031, Todos Santos
Tim Lang & Gang At Marina's - This Saturday night the 23rd at 7pm visit Marina's in Pescadero for the surfabilly stylings of Lang and band. 2x1 drink specials and menu specials all night long! Lots of fun to be had. Marina's is located at KM 62 in Pescadero - look for the giant chef! - Lang, tim [- at -] timlang.net, www.timlang.net/calendar.html, Pescadero
5-Hour Fishing Trips - Special price for 4 fisherman. $325.00 u.s.d. for everyone. Take off from La Paz, Los Cabos, Or Punta Lobos. Call now and book em danno. The water's warmer now and there's a billion fish out there! - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-134-6807, Baja California Sur
Buena Fortuna Botanical Garden Tour - 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 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
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Body Shop - Body shop and detail, reparation of all kind of automobiles, base color, "laca" and candies. I specialize in restoring classic cars, polish and wax. Free estimates - Irak Rodriguez, jeremyvonn [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-104-6390, Todos Santos
Scooter Rental - See baja ca.sur from the comfort of a 50 cc japanese rocketship. $35.00 u.s.d. a day. One of them is equipped for 2 people. The others will ride 1 person. Weekly rates at $175.00 u.s.d. save $75.00 and get 2 days for free. Call now to reserve times and dates. Located in beautiful downtown pescadero. - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-134-6807, Baja California Sur
Sculpted Room Rug - Plush 10' x 12' Area rug, light grey-blue ground with sculpted pattern. $150 US dollars. 612-185-4465. Call to see after 6-18-2012. - John Boyle, boyle0352 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-141-5518 (cell)
New Majicjack Plus Units Available - $139 tacos obo. Call the U.S. for FREE. Use with or without a computer. Free: Your own Phone Number. Use as Main or Back up Phone Line. You can transfer an existing number to MJ. Free Calling for One Year; Free voice mail and directory assistance. dbcarr34 [- at -] gmail.com - Dennis, dbcarr34 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-167-9342, La Paz
Grand Piano For Sale - 5'6" Krathauer Grand piano. Action and strings recently reconditioned. Great sounding instrument. $3,800 US Dollars. Local delivery and tuning included. 612-185-4465 or cell-612-141-5518 Call after 6-18-2012 - John Boyle, boyle0352 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-185-4465
Surf Lessons - Learn to surf right now [- at -] a beautiful beach near u. We'll teach u safety, ettiquite, and technique. Shorten the curve by learning from the pros. $75.00 USD earns u credit for a 2-hour lesson, an instructor, and use of a longboard all day long. Private lessons or group lessons available. Groups will receive a slight discount. We're located in Pescadero. - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-134-6807, Baja California Sur
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
House For Rent - Beautifully furniture house for rent in Las Tunas very close to the beach. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom. The rent is $550 including electricity and water. - Mireille Nzohabona, mimikeys2001 [- at -] yahoo.fr, 612-100-7805
New Home in La Paz: Casa A Extrenar - "Casa Chametla," located 2 minutes from La Paz International Airport, 5 minutes from the most modern shopping area in La Paz (Wal-Mart, SAMS, HOME DEPOT, Soriana, Liverpool, CINEPOLIS, etc.). Secured gated complex composed of only the 3 houses. This is a brand-new, 2-story house, 3+2, 1549 sqft, laundry room, covered porch and BBQ (included) area. Too many extras to mention. USD124.500
"Casa Chametla" se encuentra en un proyecto de privada de tres casas, con alta seguridad y privacidad, en un buen vecindario. Excelente ubicación, a 2 minutos del aeropuerto internacional de La Paz, y a 5 minutos de las plazas comerciales mas modernas ( Wal-Mart, SAMS, HOME DEPOT, Soriana, Liverpool, CINEPOLIS, etc...). Casa a estrenar, 2 pisos, 3 recamras, 2 banos, 144m2, lavanderia, porch cubierto con BBQ incluido. Muchas extras para mencionar... $1,600,000 - Rodolfo, info [- at -] bajabell.com, bajabell.com/Homes.html, 044-612-127-2897, 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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Looking For A Ride From Los Cabos Airport On Thursday, June 21 [- at -] 4:47 p.m. Or Thereabouts - Anyone picking up or arriving at the airport in a week's time that can give me a ride back to Todos Santos. I would be happy to share in the cost of gas. Please let me know asap if its possible. I won't have any suitcases to wait for so I should be out and ready to go by 5:15 to 5:30, depending on how jammed up things are at the airport. Thanks, Tracy - Tracy Monk Durland, mazytronk [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-154-4729, Todos Santos
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
Care To Caravan North In Mid July? - Looking to caravan to San Diego in mid July, perhaps around the 20th. - Diane, di4worship [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
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
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
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