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Friday The 13th - According to folklorists, there is no written evidence for a "Friday the 13th" superstition before the 19th century. The earliest known documented reference in English occurs in Henry Sutherland Edwards' 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini, who died on a Friday 13th.
He [Rossini] was surrounded to the last by admiring friends; and if it be true that, like so many Italians, he regarded Fridays as an unlucky day and thirteen as an unlucky number, it is remarkable that one Friday 13th of November he died.Several theories have been proposed about the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition. One theory states that it is a modern amalgamation of two older superstitions: that thirteen is an unlucky number and that Friday is an unlucky day.
Tuesday the 13th - In Spanish-speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th (martes trece) is considered a day of bad luck. The Greeks also consider Tuesday (and especially the 13th) to be an unlucky day. Tuesday is considered to be dominated by the influence of Ares (Mars), the god of war. A connection can be seen in the etymology of the name in some European languages (Mardi in French or martes in Spanish).
Source: Wikipedia. More Info here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_The_13th -
Paper Tile Mosaic Art Workshop - Come learn and create a paper tile mosaic! Saturday July 21. Yummy lunch, dessert and materials are included except magazines. Please bring 4 high quality slick paper magazines (Vogue, Vanity Fair). Class is from 9 to 5 at Galeria Hayles in Todos Santos. This is the last class of the season, classes resume in October! Class is for all, beginners as well as experienced artists. Cost: 1100 pesos or $85 dollars. - Nanette, 612 14 50183
Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen - Mexico - On Monday, July 16, there is the celebration of the Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen. The Virgin of Carmen is also known as Nuestra Señora de Monte Carmelo ("Our Lady of Mount Carmel"). She is believed to be a protector of the Mexican nation and the Patron Saint of Fishermen. On the day of the fiesta, downtown Cabo San Lucas streets will be filled with craft vendors, puppeteers, and parades. The celebration also caters to sport fishing enthusiasts with an annual fishing competition, as well as a traditional bullfight at Toros Stadium. The festival is often simply known as the Fiesta del Carmen. Source: Wikipedia: (Eng.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuestra_Se%C3%B1ora_del_Carmen, (Esp.) es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuestra_Se%C3%B1ora_del_Carmen
Yahoo Email Accounts Hacked - Since [La Paz Gringos] is a Yahoo-based board, Yahoo got hacked about 400,000 email and passwords were compromised. The hacker published them so you need to check. To test you email http://labs.sucuri.net/?yahooleak type in your email address and it will tell you if your account is public. just go change your password. Next it was found in these hacked passwords people still use things like 123456 or 654321 or 333333, or abcdef, or password or honda and so on very weak passwords. do not do that... also do not use information that may be located on your facebook and so on. - D Devolpi (Courtesy La Paz Gringos) - labs.sucuri.net/?yahooleak
Broken Link To The "Pets In Cabin" Petition Site - In last Tuesday's edition of the Baja Western Onion, the article about the petition supporting in-Cabin Airline Pet Travel to Mexico included a broken link to the petition site. The correct link is www.thepetitionsite.com/897/179/293/in-cabin-airline-pet-travel-to-mexico/ -
Mom Needs A Good Home - Adult female was abandoned and needs a good home. She's approx 5 yrs. old and she has recently been spayed, dewormed and deflea-d. She would make a great companion and guard dog. - Rick Plaia, rickgplaia [- at -] hotmail.com, 612.178.0000, Todos Santos
Dinner And A Movie Every Thursday - At Cerritos Beach Brewing Co. In Pescadero. Come Join Us. - Robert Dale, cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.com, 612 102 1534, Pescadero
Responses To Question About Dying Pelicans - (1) Although I'm not a scientist, I do spend a lot of time on the water here and in my opinion the Pelicans are simply dying of hunger. Their main pray is sardina and we haven't had any around for the last 3 months. Fishing the East Cape Angler's tournament on Monday, the boat I was on caught a Pelican on a marlin lure and another boat near-by caught two. In all my years of fishing here I've never had this happen. We do hook them when fishing live bait, but never on lures. So, I believe they're very hungry. Bill
(2) We have the same issue down here near Frailes. What I have found when moving the birds is that they are covered in lice or some sort of parasite. 1000's on them on every dying bird we've seen. Had one land in the middle of 3 big dogs yesterday, he just fell out of the sky.
(3) I have received several emails. If you'll remember this has happened before and I don't recall any one particular reason. Lised have been, natural causes, netting by the big fishing boats, poisoning just to name a few. (Courtesy Baja Pony Express) - Baja California Sur
Treasury Dept. Finally Rules That Fideicomisos Are Not Foreign Trusts - Early this spring, Amy Jetel, a partner with the Morgan Adler Buxton Jetel law firm in Austin, Texas, requested a ruling from the Dept. of the Treasury that a fideicomiso is not a foreign trust that requires a taxpayer to file forms 3520 and 3520A. The Treasury advised Amy last week that it intends to rule in her favor. Amy expects to receive the written ruling by the end of the month. It may be a month or more after that before personal information is redacted and the ruling published.
The ruling will be a Private Letter Ruling (PLR), not a Revenue Ruling. That means it only binds the IRS with respect to the taxpayer who obtained the ruling. If published as a Revenue Ruling, it would bind the IRS with respect to all taxpayers. As a practical matter, it is unlikely that the IRS will take an adverse position to a PLR issued by the Treasury. A taxpayer can obtain his or her own PLR, but the process is expensive--translation fees, legal fees, fee to the IRS, etc. - john_g_brant [- at -] yahoo.com
More information about this issue can be found in an article at Baja Insider: www.bajainsider.com/baja-business/definefideicomiso.htm. - Moderator,
Local Storm Activity Resources - Although we're currently experiencing a flurry of storm activity south of Los Cabos, the number of named storms and hurricanes for the 2012 Eastern Pacific Storm Season is predicted to be at near normal levels: www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2012/20120524_easternpacific_hurricane_season.html
The Cabo San Lucas Radar station is back online and working. It had been knocked out of commission for several years by hurricane John: smn.cna.gob.mx/radares/cabos/cabos.php.
As many long-term BCS Residents know, a very good aggregator of local storm data can be found at: www.eebmike.com/ -
Baja Walk - On Their Way To La Paz - Rachel and John Pack are currently on 100 day, 2000 mile circumnavigation of the Baja California peninsula’s coastline from San Felipe on the northern Sea of Cortez to Rosarito Beach on the Pacific. The extreme 2000-mile walking challenge began May 12 in San Felipe, Baja California and will circumnavigate the Baja peninsula during the summer to finish on or before August 20, 2012 in Rosarito Beach. The event aims to raise attention and funds to assist various Baja charity groups, specifically those that provide support to children, animals and environmental causes. You can help these charities overcome their challenges by walking a mile in your community. Register to walk and your registration will go directly to the charity of your choosing.
At the conclusion of the Baja Walk’s 100 Day Challenge, John and Rachel are scheduled to be master of ceremonies for the Baja Blues Fest at Rosarito Beach Hotel on August 25, 2012. Here is a link to John and Rachel's latest post from yesterday covering their journey from Cuidad Constitucion: http://bajagoodlife.com/2012/07/12/baja-walk-road-to-santa-rita/ - bajagoodlife.com/baja-100-day-challenge/, Baja California Sur
Heading To Calif., Seeking Riders And Cargo - I will be leaving to Northern Calif. around July 14th. I can take up to 2 passengers and lot's of Cargo, I have a comfortable Pickup ane will be towing a 16' enclosed trailer. Cheers - Hans Hartmann, hansinator1 [- at -] yahoo.com, 530-304-0269, Los Barriles
ALMA's E-newsletter "The Scoop"... - has been on summer vacation and will return in October. The following link will take you safely to the February issue which was one of our most popular. This issue featured natural ways to take care of ticks and fleas without pesticides, including the Brown Tick found in the East Cape. Alma. - hosted.verticalresponse.com/1008669/7bda345f1f/456806137/c50e3e7a7d/. (Courtesy Baja Pony Express)
Dish Network Promotion - For those of us who are still here, Dish Network has a promotion going right now for $149 pesos (Basic Package) per month and $389 (All Access) with no installation charge. The charges are simply added to your TelMex bill every month. Contact Yolanda or Asael, 145.0272. - Rick Plaia, rickgplaia [- at -] hotmail.com, 612.178.0000, Todos Santos
Daypass At Cerritos Surf Colony - Welcome to Cerritos Surf Colony! Enjoy this summer at the Cerritos Surf Colony's Pool Bar and Grill! Open now to the community Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 8:00 pm. Get your day pass at the office. Restrictions: This pass does not include meals and drinks. No outside food or beverages are permitted. - Cerritos Surf Colony, contact [- at -] cerritossurfcolony.com, www.cerritossurfcolony.com, 612 1571451, Pescadero
American Tutor/Teacher For Children/Kids/Teens - We often see requests for information about American tutors and teachers in the East Cape. I have to sing praises for the BEST tutor/teacher for American children - Ms. Kay Uekert. Our 10 year old daughter, Sophia, has been tutored by Kay for the past five years here in Los Barriles - mostly in private lessons, but also in some group lessons as well. We recently had Sophia's American studies evaluated in Los Angeles at a private/parochial school. She tested out perfectly with the other children and even ahead in some areas. We've been fortunate to have the best of both worlds combining Kay with the local Mexican school. We'd be delighted to pass along her cell number or you can email her directly at skuekert [- at -] yahoo.com - you'll be amazed at her skills of working with children/kids/teens of ALL ages!! Kay, thank you for Everything!! - Janel, David & Sophia, janelinmex [- at -] yahoo.com, 624-175-9102, Los Barriles
The Baja Onionskin Online - The Baja Onionskin is a printed Events sheet designed to reach area visitors who may not be aware of what our local businesses and community services have to offer. The Onionskin highlights local events and community services on a weekly basis, and includes advertisements specific to visitor interests (arts, food, shopping, entertainment, workshops, real estate, personal services, relaxation and sightseeing) and what's happening "right now."
During the summer, we'll discontinue printing out and distributing paper copies but we'll post The Onionskin in PDF format online each week and available for download. Please feel free to download, print and distribute to your guests and visitors as you see fit. You can download it here: www.bajawesternonion.com/onion-skin.asp
As always, feel free to submit your community events here: www.bajawesternonion.com/submitevent.asp. If appropriate, we'll include your event in the Baja Onionskin as timing and space allows.
The Baja Onionskin is a work in progress. Let us know how we're doing. We welcome your suggestions and feedback on how to make The Baja Onionskin better and more useful to your guests and customers. -
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, 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.comSaturday, 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, 612-145-0004Monday, July 16
Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen - Mexico - Craft vendors, puppeteers, and parades in downtown Cabo San Lucas. Also, annual fishing competitionand traditional bullfight at Toros Stadium.Friday, July 20
Live Jazz, Funk & Blues With Ben And The Men - Rumi Garden, Todos Santos, 7 -10 p.m. Come and enjoy 20 peso beers and 30 peso wine. Amazing Asian Food. - Ben and the Men. bajaboar [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-154-8118Saturday, July 21
Paper Tile Mosaic Art Workshop - Nanette's gallery, 9 to 5, Todos Santos. Learn to create your own paper tile mosaic art. Class includes materials, homemade meal and desert. 1,100 pesos. Class limited to 8 students. Bring 4 high-quality paper magazines, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and/or Architectural Digest - Nanette, 612 14 50183
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
BMW For Sale - 1998 528i BMW - AT, AC, P/W, P/D, Tan Leather interior, Tan exterior. 6cyl. 220,000 miles, Runs and Drives great. $6,500 usd. Email for appointment or questions. - Terrence Moore, trandbrandy [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Large Gas Refrigerator In Todos Santos - 14.5 cu ft. Aries gas refrigerator hardly used. Cream color. Good condition. Need to sell. $400 US e-mail best. - Janel, janelb3 [- at -] yahoo.com, 145-0073
Submit your Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Casa For Sale - Great palapa roofed casa in El Molino, Todos Santos.Beautiful one bedroom and bath. Living,kitchen and dining areas. Also includes a 35 ft. Holiday Rambler trailer with bedroom and bath in excellent condition. Fully furnished. Swimming pool. Asking $29,000.00 US for the asset only. Property rental extra per year, or can be purchased with title. Go to www.holidaybaja.com and view Casa Luga, then call 604-220-2188 in Canada or Email trinityglobalgroup [- at -] hotmail.com for further information. A home for you in the sun!! - trinityglobalgroup [- at -] hotmail.com, www.holidaybaja.com, 604-220-2188, Todos Santos
Looking To Rent October 1! - Looking to rent a 1 or 2 bedroom for October 1 for 6 mos. Must have cable and internet. Thanks - t1atthelagoon [- at -] gmail.com
Palapa Home In Los Barriles - Juanito's Gardens palapa home for sale by owner. Copy and paste below for more info and contact address. - bajasur.es.craigslist.com.mx/reo/3125120905.html
Submit your Real Estate/Rentals/House Sitting/Property Management Services articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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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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 Mid July - 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 Early August - 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
Ride To San Diego By August 15 - 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
Will Drive Your Vehicle To Baja Late October ~ Early November - 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
Submit your Rides or Caravans Needed/Available articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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 -
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/897/179/293/in-cabin-airline-pet-travel-to-mexico/, Todos Santos
$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
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 -
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