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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Weekend Edition
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, Questions and Answers, Food And Fun

Can You Help With Laundry At Hogar Del Nino? - Due to having a severe cash shortage, two of the (very minimally paid, but very valuable) workers at Hogar del Nino had to, reluctantly, be let go. These were the ladies who do the laundry and the cooking, obviously two very important tasks required for the care of 26 children. If anyone who is in Todos Santos for the summer can help with the laundry chores it would be so appreciated. Getting the laundry done requires about 3 half days a week, so if three people could contribute that amount of time, it would be not be a big time imposition on anyone. If you can help with this, email Nancy Naigle at the address which follows or Nancy Serfas at Nancyserfas [- at -] aol.com - Nancy Naigle, nnaigle [- at -] att.net, Todos Santos

The Baja Western Onion Paper Tile Mosaic Art Workshop - Learn to create your own paper tile mosaic art Saturday, July 21.

Class includes materials, homemade yummy meal and a fabulous desert. Classes are held at Nanette's gallery from 9ish to 5ish. Cost is 1,100 pesos. Reserve your spot now! Class is limited to 8 students.

Please bring 4 high quality paper magazines, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and/or Architectural Digest! - Nanette, 612-145-0183

Used Book Sale - The special summer price of 3 books for 10 pesos continues at the Palapa Society Library. We've just added hundreds more used books to the For Sale stacks and invite you in to peruse the new selection. Come in now in to stock up for the hot summer reading season. The Library is located on Calle Obregon, 3-ish blocks north of the Cultural Center, open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 to 1:00. - Mary, myshoff [- at -] yahoo.com

Baja Walk - On Their Way To Los Barriles - Rachel and John Pack are on a 100-day, 2,000-mile circumnavigation of the Baja California peninsula’s coastline from San Felipe on the northern Sea of Cortez to Rosarito Beach on the Pacific. Their 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. At the conclusion of the Baja Walk’s 100 Day Challenge, John and Rachel are scheduled to be Masters of Ceremonies for the Baja Blues Fest at Rosarito Beach Hotel on August 25, 2012.

Their effort aims to raise attention and funds to assist various Baja charity groups, specifically those that provide support to children, animals and environmental causes. For Todos Santos, the Packs have chosen Hogar Del Niño as their designated beneficiary. From the Baja Good Life Website:
"Hogar del Nino gets NO support from federal, state, or local governments. They are solely dependent on donations from private sources. We are working on some great possibilities but right now it is a struggle everyday to feed the 26 kids that live there. They just recently took in 6 or 7 kids who had lived there before and asked to go back. There were not enough beds so they are sleeping on pads on the floor until a gringo volunteer carpenter can build more beds. They can’t all go to school right now, either, because the school’s chairs are broken and are waiting for someone at Hogar del Nino to repair them!"
You can do your part to help these charities overcome their challenges by lending your support Here: bajagoodlife.com/baja-100-day-challenge/join-the-baja-walk/ and becoming an official Sponsor Here: bajagoodlife.com/baja-100-day-challenge/baja-walk-sponsors/. Please help support their efforts.

About 4:30 PM Monday afternoon, their last checkpoint was a few miles West of San Antonio. As of 7:30 AM this morning, they had crossed over the mountain range and had descended into the valley north of the Agua Blanca bridge west of San Bartolo. You can track John and Rachel's real-time progress here: share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0IqFQciYOzlkMddakn8UieVPYYv9bsdLW. Here is a link to John and Rachel's latest post from July 12 covering their journey from Cuidad Constitucion: bajagoodlife.com/2012/07/12/baja-walk-road-to-santa-rita/. Also, you can watch several videos from John and Rachel's trip here: www.youtube.com/user/bglclub?feature=mhee. - Baja Good Life Club 100-Day Challenge, bajagoodlife.com/baja-100-day-challenge/, - The Baja Western Onion

Tim Lang's First Show At Guaycura - This Saturday night, July 21st, come join our rooftop concert at Hotel Guaycura. Tim Lang and Gang will be playing from 7-10. Under the stars and on the Sky Deck! 2x1 drink deals and special appetizer menu. - Lang, tim [- at -] timlang.net, www.timlang.net/calendar.html
Looking For Information Re: Santos - I'm hoping to get in touch with the woman from Cabo who put an ad in the Onion a few months ago asking about the guitar player, Santos, who recently had a stroke. I received your email about trying to do something for him and then lost your email address. Please get in touch. - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-102-7983, Todos Santos

Anyone Going North From Todos Santos - Need a letter carried to mail there and would be happy to contribute to your gas kitty. Thanks - Janel, janelb3 [- at -] yahoo.com
Driving To San Diego 7/23 - SUV going to San Diego from Cabo July 23 or 24. Can take 1-2 people. Have made the trip 75 times. Contact 624-108-2095 for info or to reserve seat. Prefer cheerful person with sense of humor. lol - stimulatorproductions [- at -] gmail.com, 624-108-2095, Baja California Sur
Berry Pie Time! - My berry patch is overflowing. Who wants to order a pie or come pick? I can make a baked pie or freeze it and you can bake when needed. Your own pie pan would be helpful. Picked berries by the quart, 50 pesos. Pies are 130pesos. Picking, mornings only 8-10 AM. Call ahead. - Catherine Edwards, bajacata [- at -] hotmail.com, 178 0054

Endocrinologist - Does anyone know a good Endocrinologist in La Paz that I could go to? Thanks. Jill Logan - Jill Logan, jillLogan2001 [- at -] yahoo.com

Hotel Casa Tota And La Santeña In Downtown Todos Santos - Beat the heat with our daily Comida Corrida on a great, shaded, sidewalk cafe!

Only 100 pesos for three courses, including an agua fresca, dessert and the tax is included. You can't beat it with a stick.

And our wifi is strong, as is our Baja Beans coffee and our women.

Come visit! HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612 145 0590, Todos Santos

Bee Keeper - Does anybody know where I can find a bee keeper. I need some pure, unadulterated honey - straight from the bees bum! Thanks. - Anita, anitaharris2009 [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos

Dog Clippers Needed - I am looking to either borrow or buy a pair of dog clippers so that I can trim my long haired dog. She is old and getting way too hot now. Thanks in advance for any help here. - vickifisk [- at -] gmail.com

Water Spout Over Sea of Cortez - About 7:30 yesterday morning (Saturday) we were fishing for roosters south of the lighthouse when we spotted a waterspout offshore from us. Radio chatter put it at 3 miles out. You can see a second one forming to the right of the first one. (no name) - Courtesy Baja Pony Express

Today's Exchange Rate - Mexican Pesos to $1 USD - Courtesy X-rates.com

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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.)
Thursday, July 19
Dinner And A Movie - 7:00 PM, Cerritos Beach Brewing, Pescadero. This week showing comedy/drama King of California, with Micheal Douglas. - Robert Dale cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, 612 102 1534, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.com
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. - Ben and the Men. bajaboar [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-154-8118

Improv Night At Teatro Luna Azul - Join in or be audience, as we open our stage for creativity and fun through Improv Theater, Dance and Music. homemade pasta dinner at 6pm. entertainment at 7:30pm. Info:http://tsbmp.blogspot.com at - Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com
Saturday, 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

Tim Lang's First Show At Guaycura - rooftop concert at Hotel Guaycura. Tim Lang and Gang will be playing from 7-10. 2x1 drink deals and special appetizer menu. - Lang, tim [- at -] timlang.net, www.timlang.net/calendar.html
Sunday, July 22
Garage Sale - Lomas del Tule Km 18 Transpenninsular, Cabo San Lucas, 10 AM to 3PM. Follow signs from Glass Factory two blocks up on right. - Frances Robinson, frances48r [- at -] gmail.com, 144-0567
Tuesday, July 24th Thru Saturday, July 28th
Bisbee’s East Cape Fishing Tournament - Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort. Early Bird Deadline June 30th. 3 Days of Fishing. Base Entry $1,200, Across the Board $7,800. In 2010, more then $300,000 in cash and prizes was given away. www.bisbees.com
Wednesday, July 25
Festival of St James - Held to honor the Apostle credited with bringing Catholicism to Mexico, downtown Cabo will have street parades starting at 2pm that finish with re-enacted battles at dusk in the town square, followed by street parties.

To Submit A Community Event, Go Here: www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp.

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

1991 Saab, 4 Door For Sale - 4 cylinder, automatic transmission, black, sun roof, electric windows, dependable great running vehicle, full of pep and good mileage. dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com - Diane, dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos

Garage Sale - Garage sale, Lomas del Tule Km 18, Sunday 10 AM to 3PM. Moving and neighbourhood sale, great deals, deluxe BBQ, 7-ft outdoor teak table and 6 chairs, clothing, patio furniture, household items, great deals. Moving out. Kayak and paddle. Follow the signs up from the glass factory two blocks up and on the right. Great deals. - Frances Robinson, frances48r [- at -] gmail.com, 144-0567

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

Royal Palms & Blue Palms - We've got beautiful 6' + potted Royal Palms for $40.00/each. We also have potted Blue Hesper Palms for $$35.00/each. We have over 30 different varieties from small to very large. Call Scott Shinn: 624-1188-967 or email: shinncorp [- at -] yahoo.com We are located in Todos Santos. - Scott Shinn, shinncorp [- at -] yahoo.com, 624-1188-967
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

Submit your Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp

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

Pescadero Beach Rental- - House for rent in Pescadero, "Casa Fresh," surfers dream house. 360* roof top views ocean, surf, mountain. Book early for discounted rates. Day-week-month. - Adam Black, adamxtrm [- at -] yahoo.com, www.vrbo.com/401500, Pescadero

Submit your Real Estate/Rentals/House Sitting/Property Management Services articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp

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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 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/submitad.asp

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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 -

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

$100 Reward - Hi. I'm 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 B.C. 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 grateful. 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

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

Submit your Pet Corner articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp (and remember to Spay or Neuter your pets)

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