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Hogar Del Nino - Thank You! - Many thanks to those who responded to the recent request for meat/protein items. Your donations were greatly appreciated and put to immediate use. Thanks also to the donors for the new clothesline system which has been built and put into use! All types of food and household items are always in short supply. Items which would be especially appreciated now are:
As the summer school break begins, more recreation options at the Hogar would be very beneficial for the children. If you would like to donate bags of concrete or money to help build a half court basketball court, please contact Nancy Serfas at NancySerfas [- at -] aol.com or Nancy Naigle at the email address which follows. If you have an idea for a summer art project for the children, please contact Nancy Serfas. As always, thank you for helping the children. - Nancy Naigle, nnaigle [- at -] att.net, 612-178-0040
Dogs In Cabin Issue Update - From Allyson Williams' Blog at jaltembabaylife.com/blog/2012/06/new-no-pets-in-cabin-policy-for-mexico/:
June 25, 2012 Update (11:30am) I received an update from Lic. José Armando Garcia Nuño this morning. The new Circular (PDF Format), CO AV-07.8/07 R2, is dated June 21, 2012 and has been posted on the SCT website. In his email, Sr. Garcia stated that: "The Aeronautical Authority has published a document (Circular compulsory) that allows airlines to transport pets in the passenger cabins. Airlines must meet the mandatory circular immediately as soon as they are notified. The airlines must allow pets to enter the passenger cabins immediately." He also wanted to remind me that "this new document is NOT a new regulation, simply a document that clarifies the doubts with regard to the Law on Civil Aviation." He clarified this statement in another email by saying "The document that now [permits pets into the cabin] is a temporary measure." He is currently working on reforming article 107 of the law of Civil Aviation.You can contact the Mexico Tourism Board to express your concerns and support in repealing the No Pets In Cabin" directive. Please refer to "Article 2.1.2 in the Circular Obligatoria ID: CO AV-07.8/07 R2 issued by the Direccion General De Aeronautica Civil.
Mexico Tourism BoardWe received a number of updates about this issue, and it looks like real progress is being made, thanks to the efforts of many concerned individuals throughout Mexico, the US and Canada. - Editor, Baja Western Onion
Found Lost Dog In San Ignacio - Did anyone lose their small dog while traveling through San Ignacio? Today as we were traveling north through the San Ignacio military check point we saw a small dog wearing a dog shirt that said "Mommy's Tough Guy" on the back. The military men said it had been there for two days, so since Saturday the 23rd and tried to get us to take it with us. We took a picture which we will email to you if you think its your dog. - Brandy Moore, trandbrandy [- at -] hotmail.com, 6121530779
The Best Maintenance Technician - We've Found Mr. Fix-it In Todos Santos - My husband and I can not say enough good things about US-trained maintenance technician, Eduardo Lili. He is skilled in plumbing, electrical, construction repairs, air conditioning,refrigeration etc. After many years working for Club Med, he has settled here in Todos Santos. We have found him to not only be competent in a number of skills, including excellent English, but honest, reasonably priced and highly reliable. To contact Eduardo, call 612-100-6921 or email him at eleduard70 [- at -] hotmail.com. - Elena Martinez, elenaloscabos93 [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-100-6921
Lost Wetsuits - April and Bridget from Baja Beans both lost their wetsuits in the last month. One at or near Cerritos beach and the other at or near Baja Beans. They were both XCEL wetsuits, black, ladies size 8, long arms and short legs. If you walk into Baja Beans with one, I will shower you with thanks and lots of treats! - April Tidey, 612-157-2021
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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.)
Thursday, June 28 Thru Sunday July 01
Stars & Stripes Fishing Festival - World-class fishing, golf, live auction and music festival with the Doobie Brothers. Benefitting children's charities. Also Zip-line tours and Quad-runner rides. Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, Cabo San Lucas. - christi.starsandstripes [- at -] gmail.com, www.starsandstripestournament.com, (949) 280-4742Friday, June 29
Music Encore at Casa Tota - 8 p.m. M.C. Shipper Mtz, Chef Tony Peralta of K-L, Adrian from Los Traviesos on the accordion, and cast return to Hotel Casa Tota, Todos SantosSaturday, June 30
Paper Tile Mosaic Art Workshop - Learn to create your own paper tile mosaic art at Nanette's gallery, 9ish to 5ish. 1,100 pesos. Class limited to 8 students. Please bring 4 high quality paper magazines, such as Vogue,Vanity Fair and/or Architectural Digest! - Nanette, 612-145-0183
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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
Ben And The Men [- at -] Rumi Garden! - Saturday, July 7th at Rumi Garden 7-10 pm Ben and the Men dinner and dance. Great new Menu. Free Appetizers, 20 peso Pacifico and 30 peso wine. Come and get funky with us. We love your support. - Ben And The Men, bajaboar [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-154-8118
Cerritos Brewery Weekly Special - Thursday Nights/Dinner with a Movie: Movie and Sandwich with Draft of Choice 100 pesos. Featuring local/organic breads, meats, and veggies. Currently on Tap Porter, Amber, Pale Ales, Raspberry and Apricot Flavored Ales, Ginger Ale, Cream Soda, and Root Beer.
Movie Selection: Angles and Demons; 310 to Yuma; Last Chance Harvey; Push; Invention of Lying. Email us your vote/popular choice wins/showing at 7:30 P.M. Located in the Heart of Pescadero, open Monday thru Saturday, 3-10 p.m. - Bob Dale, cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.com, 612-102-1534, Pescadero
Crave A Breakfast Bagel Sandwich? Bbq Pork? Italian Sausage? - Well, Ace is still serving them up at Cañada del Diablo, on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. He also has fresh doughnuts and apple fritters. Hope to see you there. - Ace Shawver, aceandlinda [- at -] yahoo.com, (612) 149-3572, Todos Santos
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
Travel Trailer and Van - 1993 wheelchair accessable, roomy Sierra Cobra 24-ft. long, new ac, solar panel and batteries, 5 new tires, new roof fans, new converter an electrical, fridge, microwave, 4 burner stove with oven, everything was professionaly updated September 2011 and works great, $10,000.00 OBO. Also have a wheelchair 2001 e 250 Ford van fully loaded for $45,000.00 OBO. - Baja Dude, bajavanman [- at -] yahoo.ca, 624-168-9074, Baja California Sur
Classic Car For Sale - MG Midget 1974, body and interior in cherry condition, new tires, engine runs perfectly, transmission needs some work. The car is in Todos Santos. $4000 U.S. - Felipe, 612-157-8140
Generators For Sale - I have two small geny's for sale: 3200 watt Briggs and Straton purchased at HD for $650 and will sell for $250. Also have a CPE 2000 watt inverter geny. Cost $495 new and will sell for $250. Both are in great condition and will email photos. - Jim Smith, jimsmith853 [- at -] gmail.com
DCS 30" Range - Stainless Steel 30" DCS range. $4,000 new. 8 years old and will sell for $595. In great condition, remodeling for larger range. Will email photos. - Jim Smith, jimsmith853 [- at -] gmail.com, Elias Calles
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Seeking House To Rent In La Paz - We are a WA. state couple with a home in Todos Santos seeking a house or apartment to rent for three weeks in La Paz. We hope to have our 1st baby in LaPaz and are looking for a comfortable, pet friendly place with A/C that is not too far from hospitals etc. 2 or more bedrooms would be nice. Our baby is due on Oct. 8th. We would like to rent the last week of September and the 1st 2 weeks of October. Can pay around $300 per week. Thanks! Ivan & Jessica 360-378-2882 - Ivan Moorhouse, divetech [- at -] rockisland.com, divetech [- at -] rockisland.com, 360-378-2882, La Paz
New Home For Sale - Brand new home consisting of one bedroom and one bath with living area and kitchen. The area is Brias del Pacific at higher ground level. Lot is approx 1200 m/2 there water but no power. Home is secure with iron doors and windows. Views to center of Todos Santos. Asking price is $80,000 USD obo.lowerbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-161-4728, Todos Santos
House Rental Or Sit - Medical professional taking sabbatical looking for minimum 6 month rental or small house sit Todo Santos or surrounding area. Ideally to start in Oct . - Cristi, clfedryna [- at -] hotmail.com
Wanted Rental - Retired nurse/painter would like to spent January, February, March in Todo Santos. I have small schnauzer. She is quiet and well behaved, that is if you are not a squirrel. I would like to pay $400 a month. - Carol Piche, missminnie02 [- at -] gmail.com, 360-756-1673
Small, Beautiful House For Rent In Las Tunas - 2000 pesos a month, internet and phone service, good neighbors. email enquiries to calistoflores [- at -] gmail.com - , calistoflores [- at -] gmail.com
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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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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
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 -
Am I Cute Or What? - Someone put this tiny little guy into a yard in downtown Todos Santos and no one has come looking for him. He went to the vet today and is in great health, no fleas and appears to have been well cared for. He is about 2-1/2 months old and has super soft fur and a sweet personality. He is at the bookstore in Todos Santos during the day where you can visit him from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. I guaranty you will fall in love with this one. Call or email if interested in adopting. - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-102-7983, Todos Santos
Found Puppy - While we are house and dog sitting in Todos Santos at El Cine Viejo, someone left a puppy in the yard. He is light brown with soft hair and black markings on his sweet face. Maybe a dachshund mix Mexican puppy. Probably 7-8 weeks old and will likely be a small to medium size dog. Problem: the home owners don't want another dog and we are leaving for the States in 2 weeks, as you know we can't take him with us. Please help! If you want him come by, he will be in the yard if we aren't home. Feel free to take him. Or, if you know where we can take him, please let us know. Can't post pictures so email me and I will get right back to you. Help some Gringo's out. - Denise Crain, denisercrain [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
Female American Bulldog Available for Adoption - 4-year-old female American Bulldog. Brindle color, wonderful disposition, great with kids and cats. Approx. 80lbs. Could not ask for a better companion or guard dog. Free to a Good Caring Loving Home. - Rick Plaia, rickplaia [- at -] hotmail.com, 612.178.0000, Baja California Sur
Dog Lost? Check with Baja Dogs - If you have lost a dog, please check with Baja Dogs La Paz at 612-155-8948 or email lostdog [- at -] bajadogs.org. We quite often have dogs at the refuge that we hope owners will claim.
Dogs for Adoption: We have many wonderful dogs for adoption. Please come out and visit the refuge in El Centenario or call 612-155-8948. All of our dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered and healthy.
How to Donate: To donate to Baja Dogs La Paz, you can do so through Pay Pal, donate directly through our bank: Bancomer, Account #164033159; donate directly at the refuge or email bdlp [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org and we will make arrangements to pick up your donation. We also are very grateful for any donations of any type of dog food. Please call 612-140-2575 for pick up. Thank you!
All donations are used for general operating and maintenance of the refuge, our spay and neuter campaign and education programs. You may choose where you want your money spent. 100% of all donations to Baja Dogs La Paz, AC are used to help rescue street dogs in La Paz or to reduce their numbers. Donations pay for food, medication, veterinary care, utilities and water, cleaning supplies, etc., and 1 full-time and 2 part-time staff members who care for the dogs 7 days a week. No Board Member receives compensation. - Mario, info [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org, www.bajadogslapaz.org/, 612-155-8948, La Paz
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