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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Featured Events This Week    
Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment    
Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted    
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted    
Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted    
The Pet Corner - Lost and Found    

News and Events, Stepping Out, Questions and Answers

Petition/against Airline Ruling Of No Pets 'in Cabin' - While doing some research on the change in airline policy between U.S./Mexico regarding 'pets in cabin,' I came across a website asking for signatures to combat this ruling. The site name is Care2petition:In Cabin Airline Pet Travel to Mexico. I have sent the petition to all my family/friends and hope you will do likewise. This personally affects me because of my 13 yr old Persian Cat--Senor Peabody who would never travel in cargo. Thank you for signing; who knows the outcome but can't fault us for trying. - Pamela Bejarano, m77pg77pugs [- at -] netscape.net, www.thepetitionsite.com/897/179/2...to-mexico/, Todos Santos

Pelicans Are Dying - Between Punta Lobos and La Posa numerous pelicans have died on the beach. Anyone know the cause? Disease, poison, human actions? - Gus

Need A Beekeeper Or Exterminator? - Hola all, I've stumbled across a huge in ground bee hive, looks like has lots of honey. However, it cannot stay where it is. I would prefer it to be relocated, but failing that, need info to,exterminate it. No gas in the hole, as it is under old slash pile which is very flammable. - Mike Carter, Mike [- at -] todossantos.cc, 612-108-1162, Pescadero

Mountain Bike For Sale? - Anyone have a mountain bike to sell? Nothing fancy, just in more or less working condition. Thanks! - Serena S, brentserena [- at -] gmail.com, 612-132-8913

Youth In Video Summer Program - The filming of 'La Ahorcadita' , Our Local Legend, will begin Tuesday, July 10 in Todos Santos and finish Wednesday, July 25.

We still need a wheelchair and volunteers to help, beginning July 9 through July 23. We also need an ATV.

This is already an exciting project for all those participating. If you'd like to be involved in this local endeavor please contact Leonardo Perel at 145-1034 or leonardoperel [- at -] yahoo.com or myself. - Lorna Logan, lornall [- at -] aol.com, 145-1034, Todos Santos

La Paz English Speaking Group Of Alcoholics Anonymous - Now Meets Every Monday and Friday at 9:30am. . Crossroads Christian Fellowship 3124 Abasolo between Sonora and Sinaloa, La Paz. All meetings are Open Meetings of AA. Everyone who has a desire to stop drinking, their friends and family are welcome. Contact: Frank H, zorba1360 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-154-1050 (cell) or Lynn, cell: 624-137-4527, land line: 612-122-9850 or email zorba1360 [- at -] yahoo.com.
Will Drive Your Vehicle To Baja! - Responsible couple with perfect driving record available to drive your vehicle down to Baja Sur some time late October/early November. Ideal pick-up from the Olympic Peninsula or Los Angeles but any location down the west coast is an option. - Sasha Landis, jacqueline.mention [- at -] gmail.com, Los Barriles

Hotel Casa Tota And La Santeña In Downtown Todos Santos - We are so proud! Our young Chef Tony Peralta is headed for Mexico City in September to represent our State in the prestigious Mexican National Young Chef Contest! Thanks to everyone for coming out to help with the send off!

The Mexican National Young Chef Contest is designed to highlight and encourage these young chefs and pay tribute to Mexican cuisine while building a network of fresh talent from around the country. The chefs will compete in a multi-day qualifying format, using Mexican ingredients and regionally representative dishes. Prizes include courses in top schools around the world.

Food and drink specials, revelry, live accordion, freestyle rappers, tequila, nervous singers, karaoke, police, puppies, hippies, bikers, rancheros, pochos, Canadians - it's all going on at Hotel Casa Tota. Get in the mix, already... - HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612 145 0590

Movie Night: 2nd Half Of Zeitgeist Moving Forward - Friday, July 13, Teatro Luna Azul. Fascinating movie! Doesn't matter if you haven't seen the 1st half. Yummy Thai dinner at 6:30 p.m., Movie at sunset. Info: http://tsbmp.blogspot.com - Contact: Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com

Live Jazz, Funk & Blues With Ben And The Men - At the Rumi Garden in Todos Santos on Friday, July 20, from 7 -10 p.m. Come and enjoy 20 peso beers and 30 peso wine. Amazing Asian Food! We know, because we had it - Ben and the Men. bajaboar [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-154-8118
East Capers Magazine Looks For a Managing Editor - The Asociación de Artes del Mar de Cortez is looking for a new managing editor for the East Capers Magazine, beginning with the December 2012/January 2013 issue. The current managing editor is not able to continue due to new teaching and writing commitments.

While the position is non paid, it is a great opportunity for the right person to learn the magazine publishing business and to help support programs for East Cape children. The managing editor of East Capers is responsible for all decisions concerning the content of the magazine, advertising, printing and distribution while working with the magazine staff and the Asociación Board of Directors to insure the best product possible. The Asociación de Artes board is currently accepting letters of interest from full-time Baja residents. Email to Asociación President Dale Crawford by July 20, 2012: crawest [- at -] yahoo.com.

Ride To San Diego - I need to be in San Diego by August 15 and am looking for a ride. Naturally, I'm happy to share the driving expenses. I've driven the Baja countless times. Please contact me if you are looking for a driving companion. Frances Robinson, 144-0567 - Frances Robinson, frances48r [- at -] gmail.com, 144-0567, San Jose Del Cabo
Enroll Now - A good education is the best gift you can give your child. Land's End Home Schooling in Pescadero is now enrolling students grade 1 - 12 for next year. Interviews now being scheduled for the few remaining spaces left in this quality private school. Fewer than ten students will be accepted. This will ensure plenty of attention for each student. Taught by an experienced and credentialed California educator, this program is a safe and encouraging atmosphere for learning. Feel free to call or email questions or to schedule interview. School term starts September 4, 2012. - Michella Rotalo, michellajean [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-147-7537, Pescadero

$100 Reward - Hi. im looking for someone flying from cabo to vancouver bc via alaska airlines. I am still looking for a way to get my dog home to bc. i am already back in canada. alaska airlines is the only airline accepting animals as baggage right now, but they require someone to be on the same flight as her. if you or someone you know could help me out with this i would be extremely greatfull. i miss her... - Katy, katyeorose [- at -] yahoo.ca

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

Submitting Accusations or Denouncements To The Baja Western Onion - Note: We will not reprint articles in the Baja Western Onion that accuse any person or business by name of a crime or wrong doing. We cannot be expected to know all the true facts, and prefer to error on the side of caution in such matters. There are serious penalties under Mexican law for slander and libel.

No vamos a poner anuncios en la Baja Western Onion lo que acusan por el nombre cualquier personas o negocios de un crimen o mala acción. No podemos saber todos los hechos reales de estos asuntos y preferimos la precaución en estas situaciones. Hay sanciones serias en la ley Mexicana por las acciones de calumnia e injuria. Gracias por su comprensión y apoyo.

Thanks for your understanding and support. For more info on our article guidelines, go here: www.bajawesternonion.com/faq.asp#5. - The Baja Western Onion, Moderator [- at -] bajawesternonion.com, The Baja Western Onion

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Featured Events This Week

Please 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.)
Monday, July 9, thru Thursday, July 19
Junior Lifeguards Training - Aquatic program designed for students between the ages of 9 and 18 years old. Trained by certified teachers, lifeguards and master divers in 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, $80usd/per session. - La Sirena Eco Adventures & Tortugueros Las Playitas A. C., lasirena.ts [- at -] gmail.com, www.lasirenakayaksurf.com, 145.03.53, Todos Santos
Wednesday, July 11
Singles Social Mixer - 10 a.m. - Noon, Baja Beans, El Pescadero. July singles social mixer scheduled for 2nd Wednesday. New time to coordinate Baja Beans hours. Learn about recent group trip to the Butterfly House. - Al, lowerbaja [- at -] yahoo.com
Thursday, July 12
Help With Lunch At Hogar Del Nino - Help us prepare lunch for the kids at Hogar del Nino. nancyserfas [- at -] aol.com
Friday, July 13
Movie Night: 2nd Half Of Zeitgeist Moving Forward - Teatro Luna Azul. Fascinating movie! Doesn't matter if you haven't seen the 1st half. Yummy Thai dinner at 6:30 p.m., Movie at sunset. Info: http://tsbmp.blogspot.com - Contact: Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com
Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15
1er Encuentro Estatal De Motoclubes Unidos - The B.C.S. State Motorcycle Clubs United will hold their 1st Rally: Saturday in La Paz with music and other events; Sunday riding to Todos Santos. Reunion point will be Los Pinos Park around 1:30 p.m. For info, contact Jesus Cota - La Garra Restaurant Sports Bar. - Happy & Chuy Cota, lagarrarsb [- at -] gmail.com, 612-145-0004
Monday, July 16
Dinner at Diane's - At 7 p.m. Appetizers, dips, spinach lasagna, cole slaw, dessert. BYOB. Reservations only. Last dinner sold out. Reserve early via email. - Diane, dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos

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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 - The Baja Western Onion

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Misc. Sales and Services Available

Todos Santos Official Website News - Hola everybody! Great news for clients and future clients of www.todossantos.cc. New features. Login to your account and enter your Google Maps coordinates to generate a custom Google map within your listing. Once everyone is registered a new overall map showing everybody will be generated!

Mobile friendly weather and an extreme weather ticker to appear during weather abnormalies. New blog starting up - send in info. Inquiry button to catch those surfers before they move on. We're working hard to bring more clients to our Pueblo Magico! - Mike Carter, Info [- at -] todossantos.cc, 612-108-1162, Todos Santos
Solar Water Heating Systems - Did you miss swimming in your pool this winter season? Were you tempted to put on your wetsuit? Solstice Solar of Baja has the solution. For a one-time upfront investment you can enjoy your pool year round for years and years to come. No more propane trucks, no more propane bills, and for those of you who donít heat your pool, you can use your pool for what it was intended-enjoyment and exercise. Get ready NOW for next season. - Skip Ackerman, ackerman1952 [- at -] gmail.com, www.solsticesolarofbaja.com, 970-963-0846 Vonage or 624-142-8002, Baja California Sur

Success By Degrees - Are you looking for information on how to select the most appropriate college or university program for a high school student in your family in Mexico, Canada or the US? Academic Scholar Online is an innovative assessment tool to assist incoming and current high school students with selecting courses and majors that support their unique abilities and interests.

Welcome to Academic Scholar Online. Our career exploration assessments measure 20 key occupational core competencies and match any student to over 300+ occupations that drive today's economy. The occupations identified include graduate, undergraduate and associate college degrees. Some of our assessments also identify occupations that require technical, trade school or on-the-job training. And the best part is, these career assessments can be taken online from anywhere in the world.

Academic Scholar Online is available in English, Spanish and French Canadian. For more information, contact us today: - Cary Gray, carygray [- at -] assessments-usa.com, www.academic-scholar.com, 800-808-6311 or 805-570-0320

Zoom Wireless-N Router For 3G - Plug in your broadband modem or smartphone, then your computers, phones, and other WiFi devices all share high- speed Internet Works with compatible 3G, 4G, and LTE modems and smartphones. Also works with any DSL or cable modem that has an Ethernet port. Brand new! $50 US. - Rachel Lang, babyflechtner-at-yahoo.com, Pescadero

The Healing Arts Center of Todos Santos - is a community of health professionals, working together to offer services to support clients on the journey towards balance & well-being, expand awareness in the local & foreign communities of alternative therapy options, including ancient healing art forms as well as more modern evolutions in the realm of natural healing, and empower patients, students & clients by teaching ways to prevent illness and methods of self care to address imbalances.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine - Jane Sipe, L. Ac. jasi57 [- at -] juno.com & Barbara Elsner, L. Ac. 1sheurchin [- at -] gmail.com 612-151-7026
Massage - Kurtis Parsons puravidahealthfood [- at -] gmail.com 612-169-2095
Acutonics (Sound Healing) - Lynn Wedekind tuneintuit [- at -] gmail.com 612-151-3051
Reiki - Allison Eaton info [- at -] allisoneaton.com, www.allisoneaton.com, 612-152-3896
Counseling & Body Centered Psychotherapy - Shawna Owen, RPC (EMDR, IBP) harmonywithall [- at -] mac.com 612-151-7728
Anxiety, Mood, Couples Counseling - Jolyn Wells-Moran, PhD, MSW, LMHC (beginning November, 2012) jwmcounseling [- at -] yahoo.com, www.anxiety-specialist.com
T'ai Chi & Qi Gong Classes - Rhoda Jacobs barakabaja [- at -] gmail.com 612-157-6088
Practitioners interested in joining this dynamic group contact Jane jasi57 [- at -] juno.com - Todos Santos Healing Arts Center, Jane Sipe, 612 151 7026, Todos Santos

Water Pumps For Sale - I have two 1/2HP Evans 110V water pumps available. One is rebuilt, the other has a year or so on it. Excellent condition. 2,000 pesos for both. - Mike Carter, Mike [- at -] todossantos.cc, 612-108-1162, Pescadero
Summer Transportation Made Easy (Cabo, La Paz, Todos Santos) - 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. $149US one way for up to four people, schedule before August 1st and mention the locals promo for the discount. Email us at - saferideinbajasur [- at -] gmail.com. Check us out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Safe-Ride-in-Baja-Sur/261003813942740. - Safe Ride, saferideinbajasur [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos

The Baja Western Onion
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

Trailer and wheelchair van - 1993 sierra cobra, 24 ft. roomy wheelchair accesable travel trailer, fully loaded and new ac, roof fans, solar system, roof redone, new converter and braker box, 5 new tires, all upgrades profesionaly done Sept 2011. Asking 9999.00 obo. Also have a fully loaded 2001 e250 ford van thats wheelchair accessable. 45000 obo. - Jay Douglas, wcdude65 [- at -] yahoo.ca, 624-168-9074 or 250-999-9013, Baja California Sur
Accounting Services In Todos Santos - We can assist you with your corporate and individual needs. We offer accounting and administrative services including:
  • Registration of corporations with SECOFI and INM
  • Registration and reporting of construction and construction workers with IMSS
  • Recording and reporting foreign investments with the Secretaria de Economia
  • Counseling and immigration assistance for FM2 and FM3
  • Property management including payment of utilities, water, CFE, fideicamiso
  • Assistance with water rights
  • Offices in central Todos Santos
  • Many local references
E.C.M. Raquel Martinez Peralta - Raquel Martinez Peralta frimargroup [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-14-86907

Shaw Direct Satellite TV Summer Special - In Time For The Olympics! Get quality, North American satellite TV in High Definition:

• ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and PBS from Detroit, Michigan, Rochester New York, Spokane and Seattle
• NFL Sunday Ticket - Not Available on Dish Network • NBA League Pass, and 80 Other Sports Channels
• HBO and 30 Other Movie Channels • Over 80 High-definition Channels
• Vacation Holds Allow You to Suspend Programming While Away • Variety, Family, Music, French and Special-interest Programming

For available Shaw Direct channels, go here: www.bajasatellite.com/shaw-direct-satellite-tv-program-listings.asp. We set up your programming account directly with Shaw Direct, allowing you to manage your account directly. For Shaw Direct programming and monthly subscription rates, go here: www.bajasatellite.com/ShawDirectProgramming.asp.
Complete Shaw Direct System with Dish, Mount and DSR600 High-Definition Receiver - ONLY $698 US
Price includes Shaw Direct Account activation, and Canadian, US and Mexican Shipping and Importation. Installation not included. Custom installation in the Los Cabos area available. For more information Contact Us today: alan [- at -] BajaSatellite.com, www.bajasatellite.com, (530) 903-4257 (US), (01) 555 351 0882 (Mexico), Baja California Sur

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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted

House Sitter Or Restaurant Mgmnt. - Hi, I am a book author/photographer and restaurateur. I am looking for a soft landing in Todos Santos in Aug./Sept./Oct. Ideally, I would like a care taking position or trade for remodel/construction/labor on an existing property. Will also consider short-term rental. Fluent in Spanish.

I built and ran a successful restaurant in Yelapa Jalisco for three years, then passed it onto my ex-girlfriend/chef. Excellent references for past care taking gigs. Also can help manage restaurant and provide writing/photography/web site creation & graphic services and more! - Gavin Ehringer, gavinehringer [- at -] earthlink.net, www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151126809213646&set=a.10151126804973646.491013.568563645&type=3&theater, 619-888-9903, Todos Santos

Looking For Some One To Take Care Of Your Place? - Hi, are you looking for some one reliable to take care of your property even taking care of it. I'm a handy man that lived almost 10 years in san jose del cabo and I just lived the past year in san miguel de allende guanajuato and I'm coming back to baja but I was wondering to live in pescadero. I can help you with many things at your place. I do, gardening, pools, wood working, plumbing, electrical, electronics, etc,etc. If you want some references let me know. My celL phone so far is 415-149-8649, but soon is going to change to a local one from the area. I'm a 36 year old with all the energy to help you. Thanks. My e-mail is alvaroelpelon [- at -] gmail.com - Alvaro Villasr, alvaroelpelon [- at -] gmail.com, 415-149-8649, Pescadero

Pescadero Opportunity Ė Dramatic Price Reduction Highway Land - Drastic price reduction on almost one acre of land with three hundred feet of commercial frontage on the newly completed four-lane highway between Los Cabos and La Paz. It is located between the busy surfing area at Los Cerritos beach and the commercial center of El Pescadero. The property includes 3913 square meters (42,125 square feet) of flat land, and features electric and water service on the road.

There is great visibility and access from the highway connecting your new business to the daily tourist flow between Los Cabos to Todos Santos or La Paz. Plenty of space for parking and the easy access makles it perfect for a hotel, restaurant, shops, market, automotive or any tourist related business. Only $39,999 USD or $10 USD per square meter. - Roc Fleishman, roc [- at -] pescadero-properties.com, www.pescadero-properties.com/Listing%20Highway%2019.html, 612-348-5468, Pescadero

House Sitting - Will be availble for house sitting in the Pescadero/Todos Santos area beginning in January 2013. I am currently in the Pescadero area until October 1. - Vonna Stratton, dolphin_in_tn [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-169-0786

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Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted

Note: 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/submitad.asp

Ride Needed/ Reduce Your Travel Costs - I am looking for a person to bring down an 8'10" surfboard from San Diego ( Solana Beach). I am willing to pay for the time and effort. and can supply a soft roof carrier if needed.
612 157 6087 mx cell - Steven Monaco, smridhwan [- at -] gmail.com, 415 259 5537, United States

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

Ride To California Sought - My pug and I need a ride to Northern California. Want to leave early August. Won't need much room. Can help with driving and, of course, expenses. - Pat Raines, gypsymama59 [- at -] gmail.com, 612/132-4945, Pescadero

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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 -

Left For Dead - Two gorgeous 4-6 week old puppies were abandoned and are now up for adoption. One male, one female. Very cute, very sweet. Have been dewormed and deflea-d. Will make very special companions to the lucky owners. - Rick Plaia, rickgplaia [- at -] hotmail.com, 612.178.0000, Baja California Sur

It's Raining Kitties At Kitty Heaven - Twelve new little darlings have arrived: 3 white ones with blue eyes,3 black ones, 4 tabbies, one not quite tortoise shell. They are guaranteed to keep your home mouse-free and are all available for immediate adoption.


If you are not able to bring one of these sweethearts into your home, you could consider sponsoring the kitty of your choice for only $10.00 U.S. a month. That's all it takes to provide food, shelter, and medical care for a local animal. We will send you a photo of your chosen kitty, and if you are in Todos Santos, you can visit "your" happy pet, and even give her/him a name. What an opportunity to help a fellow creature! To learn more about sponsoring a homeless critter, please contact Angelique at bajakitties [- at -] yahoo.com, www.bajarescue.com, 145-0250

Good Info On What To Do If You Lose Your Dog In Baja (or Anywhere) - This excellent article courtesy of Baja Insider: www.bajainsider.com/baja-life/pet-care/findinglostdogs.htm - The Baja Western Onion

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