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Baja Walk Update - Rachel and John Pack left Los Barriles eary this morning to continue their trek to circumnavigate the Baja. As of 9:30 AM this morning, they were just South of the turnoff to La Ribera. You can track John and Rachel's real-time progress here: share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0IqFQciYOzlkMddakn8UieVPYYv9bsdLW. Their efforts aim to raise attention and funds to assist various Baja charity groups. 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 canít all go to school right now, either, because the schoolís chairs are broken and are waiting for someone at Hogar del Nino to repair them!"
Do your part to help these charities overcome their challenges by lending your support to John and Rachel's efforts 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. Here is a link to the Baja Good Life Club 100-Day Challenge Home Page: bajagoodlife.com/baja-100-day-challenge/. Also, you can watch several videos from John and Rachel's trip here: www.youtube.com/user/bglclub?feature=mhee. -
Baja Biscuits At Canada Del Diablo - We wanted to let everyone know that we are now closed for summer. We will see you this October when the Market reopens. Thanks so much for your support! One note: If you want sausage or donuts and you're coming to La Paz, give me a call and I can meet you. Thanks, Ace. 612-149-3572 - Ace Shawver, aceandlinda [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-149-3572, Todos Santos
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
Household Furniture Sought - Looking to buy some gently used furniture. Need a few of everything for my condo in Cabo, particularly BBQ, couch or sofa, end tables. Maybe you're moving? Please contact me at thompi [- at -] sbcglobal.net, Cabo San Lucas
Air Conditioning At Cafelix - Hello my dudes! hot weather is here and cafelix has already the air condiotioning ON! So come enjoy an iced latte, a world famous frapuccino, a margarita. A cooooold Pacifico, you can have breakfast, lunch or even tacos, big burros or papa rellenas from next door boyitacos in the air conditioning! enojy the coolest place in town free wi fi we have 2 flat tvs for your fav program show! 8 am to 9 pm; Tuesday we close at 7 pm! c ya hereee palomilla! - Felice Vazcchezzini, salesboy_vagu [- at -] hotmail.com, salesboy_vagu [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-131-2081, Todos Santos
Pura Vida Health Food Store & Deli Summer Hours! - Starting July 18, Pura Vida's locals day and summer hours are in effect. We are now open every day, Mon.-Sat., from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Remember Locals' Day: Every Wednesday - 20% Discount applied when mentioned to cashier. We look forward in seeing you all soon! - Joella & Kurtis, puravidahealthfood [- at -] gmail.com, 612-145-0471
Rowing Machine Wanted - I'm seeking a used, good condition Concept 2 rowing machine--the type used in Olympic training. I prefer a Concept 2 model C or D. (Sorry, not interested in other brands of rowers). - Mike Brozda, mike.brozda [- at -] yahoo.com, www.concept2.com/us/indoorrowers/d_home.asp, 612-134-7359, Todos Santos
Free Horse Poop - We're full of it, and we're giving it away for Free. This high-quality 100% organic alfalfa and grass hay will enrich your soil. Use it as a mulch or top-dressing to conserve precious water. Bring your pickup truck and shovel and take as much as you can haul. Directions: At Mercado Sol II, turn towards the ocean. After 200 yards, cross the canal and proceed straight down the hill. You will see the corral. The pile of black gold is on the left as you face the corral. - Penny Brozda, pennybrozda [- at -] mac.com, 612-147-7550, Todos Santos
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
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.)
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
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
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 50183Sunday, July 22
Tortuga Greenhouse Build Saturday-sunday, July 21-22 - 7am to too hot!, The bocana at the end of Calla International, Todos Santos. Help build a new Tortugueros Las Playitas greenhouse hatchery in it's new location! Meet on the beach Saturday & Sunday starting at 7am. Bring your shovels, hoes & metal rakes! 5 gal buckets too!. Contact: Francesca Afclaver [- at -] gmail.com, 213-265-9943, Www.Todostortugueros.org
Tim Lang's First Show At Guaycura - Rooftop concert at Hotel Guaycura. Tim Lang and Gang 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
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, 144-0567Tuesday, July 24th Thru Saturday, July 28th
Tortuga Greenhouse Build Day II - 7am to too hot!, The bocana at the end of Calla International, Todos Santos. Help build a new Tortugueros Las Playitas greenhouse hatchery in it's new location! Meet on the beach Saturday & Sunday starting at 7am. Bring your shovels, hoes & metal rakes! 5 gal buckets too!. Contact: Francesca Afclaver [- at -] gmail.com, 213-265-9943, Www.Todostortugueros.org
Bisbeeís 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.
The Print-edition Of The Baja Onionskin Online - The Baja Onionskin is a printable version of the Community Events Calendar for the week. During the summer, we'll discontinue printing out and distributing paper copies but we'll post The Onionskin in PDF format online 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. -
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Anyone planning an event should check the Online Community Calendar
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
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
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
• 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
Air Conditioners - Sears 12,000 b.t.u. air conditioner with 11,000 b.t.u heater 220 power required new in the box $250.00. I also have smaller one but it does not have the attatchments for the window for $100.00 110 volt and works good - Gary Gasper, ggasper5 [- at -] msn.com, 612 -134-0498, Todos Santos
Clearance Sale At La Canada Del Diablo - Furniture, Mirrors, Spring Air Mattresses, Lamps. Everything is on sale!!!
Come by, enjoy the Farmer's Market, and check out our marked down prices.
We will be serving Free coffee (with or with out Kahlua). Stop in and help us celebrate the arrival of Summer.
Remember, we are still collecting clothing and blankets for the farm workers who have so little.
Our hours are: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Barbara Perkins, bperkins0403 [- at -] gmail.com, www.lacanadadeldiablo.com, 612-140-0069
Dichroic And Colored Glass For Jewelry Making - Lots and lots of beautiful dichroic and colored glass for jewelry making. All different designs and colors of dichroic glass. Colored glass in all colors. Also, stringers, frit, glass making tools, and glass making books. A real total package deal at $475 USD. Please email at: catherineburtonmorgan [- at -] gmail.com. Catherine Morgan - Catherine Morgan, catherineburtonmorgan [- at -] gmail.com, La Paz
Sun Pumps 1,200 Watt DC Solar Well Pump Controller - High-power pump controller, intended for pumping higher water volumes from greater depths. This model is designed to work with brushless DC pump motors only.
SunPumps PCB series Pump Controllers are high-quality, micro-processor controlled, DC-power converters designed as the interface between a DC-powered pump and the DC power source. The DC source may be solar modules, batteries, or systems using wind generators. The main purpose of the SunPumps PC-series controller is to maximize the total daily water delivery while providing protection for the pump as well as the power source. It boosts the current of solar modules in low sunlight conditions while holding the voltage of the solar modules at the maximum power point. This allows a pump to start earlier in the morning and stay running later into the evening.
Data Sheet: www.sunpumps.com/uploads/Specs/13961.pdf
This is a New Unit. Lists for over $900 in the US. Asking $600 + Shipping in Baja via BajaPak. - Alan, alan [- at -] BajaSatellite.com, Baja California Sur
Installation Manual: www.sunpumps.com/uploads/UserManuals/1397.pdf
Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall - Great Mirrors And More! - We have many mirrors to chose from, large, small, gold, silver, architectural statement mirrors, etc. Come in and take a look. Mention this ad and receive 10% off on any mirror in our showroom. It's never to hot to decorate! - Sandra, scandiber [- at -] yahoo.com, www.masmilagros.com/index.html, 624-129-8691, Cabo San Lucas
X-box & 7 Games - Halo x 4, Gears of War x 1-2, Battlefield 2, DVD remote, 2 batteries with charger. $275. funkyglasses [- at -] me.com
Laptop Toshiba Almost New For Sale - Almost new Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 ultimate OS in US English and US En glish keyboard. Loaded with office professional also in US English. The details:
The perfect laptop for only $480.00. Also available:
- Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018
- Intel pentium Dual Core T 440 [- at -] 2.20 GHZ
- RAM 3.0 GB; 32 Bit OS;HDD 300 GB
- Screen 15"
- Windows 7 Ultimate
- Microsoft office Professional
- DVD Burner
Open to trade. reyes.e [- at -] live.com, 612-149-8903
- 4 wireless Microsoft keyboards and mice sets in US English
- 1 wireless router
- cell phones (used)
- Microsoft Zune (3)
Accounting Services In Todos Santos - We can assist you with your corporate and individual needs. We offer accounting and administrative services including:
E.C.M. Raquel Martinez Peralta - Raquel Martinez Peralta frimargroup [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-14-86907
- 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
- FRIMAR GROUP
Welder Lincoln Ranger 305g - Have 2 welders, serviced regularly, 1500 hours, can be used for 10,000w generator with 2.0 cables. $2500 each. funkyglasses [- at -] me.com
Jeep 1991 4 Cyl - Great shape, new tires, stereo, 1000w amp, custom bumpers, winch, and bikini top. $4500. funkyglasses [- at -] me.com
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
Long Term Rental Sought - I am looking for a long term rental in the Todos Santos area. One adult one dog. - Liam Moore, liam.moore [- at -] comcast.net
House Caretaker Needed - Fulltime property caretaker needed at our home located at Cerritos Beach. 2 houses with pool, fully walled, 5 minutes walk to the beach in front. Long term only as we are moving to the States. - Jordon Cameron, two40jordi [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-140-5835
House For Rent - Lovely furnished house for rent in Las Tunas, very close to the beach. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom. With Sky TV.Come over and see it yourself. - Mireille Nzohabona, mimikeys2001 [- at -] yahoo.fr, 612-100-7805
House For Rent In Northern Todos Santos With Solar Energy - Amazing home for people who love privacy. Features include:
Looking for long term rental (at least 6 months). Huge lot (2,500 square meters) and huge house house (3,700+ SF). Asking price is $590.00 per month or lower depending on long term. Available in August 2012. - Ed Reyes, e.reyes08 [- at -] gmail.com, www.villasaguablanca.com/Events.html, 612-149-8903, Todos Santos
- 4 bathrooms; 3 bedrooms
- Brand new solar system
- Master bedroom with terrace and walking closet
- Fully furnished
- Solar refrigerator (new also)
- Observation deck with ocean view and 360 degrees view
- 1 block from the ocean
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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
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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
Ride South in Early August - I am driving from Taos, N.M., through Tecate, B.C.N., and on down to Todos Santos around the first of August. Does anyone want to car pool? I have room for one. I could use some help with fuel expenses. Vamanos! - Buck Woodall, buckwoodall [- at -] yahoo.com, 808-282-1181, Todos Santos
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
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
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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, 612-153-0779
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 -
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