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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Friday, August 17, 2012 -- Weekend Edition
Featured Events This Week    
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

Rosarito Beach Blues Fest - On Saturday, August 25, 2012, Rosarito Beach, Baja California and the Pacific Ocean will be the backdrop of the highly anticipated Baja Blues Fest at the Historic Rosarito Beach Hotel. This event, world-class blues music and regional art come together to create an experience not to be missed. In the spirit of such great charity musical festivals such as Glastonbury and Farm Aid, the Baja Blues Fest will bring bands together to celebrate music and help the needs of others. The Baja Blues Fest on August 25, 2012 in Rosarito Beach, Baja California is classified in the same vein. Celebrating the world of blues, the forbearer of Rock 'n' Roll, and is an event that is all about "Helping Children with the Blues."

All proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities that rely on donations to carry out their activity. Any person attending this amazing event will automatically contribute to the cause by purchasing a ticket which costs $20 if paid in advance and $25 if purchased on location. Visit the official website of the event www.bajabluesfest.com for tickets, travel and lodging information. For additional information, media contact and tickets, visit www.bajabluesfest.com , Baja Blues Fest Organization, PO Box 189010 #390, Coronado, Ca 92178, 1-619-838-8133, www.bajabluesfest.com, info [- at -] bajabluesfest.com, Baja California Norte

1er Torneo International De Pesca Deportiva - (First International Sport Fishing Tournament) "Cabo Del Este" A single colorful fish. Presented by Corona And Cabo Rivera Friday, August 31. Opening party and sign ups at Vago´s Bar from 4pm – 9pm. We'll have music, Corona Girls and Captain´s Meeting. For the Ceremony, local authorities will join us.

Saturday, Sept. 1: Shotgun start at 7am, One day fishing only. Weight Station from 12pm – 6pm. Lots of Corona Girls at the Weight station. Live music with Banda La Grande de Mazatlan from 4pm – 8pm. Free food from the fish being caught for everybody. As soon as we start weigh in fish. Awards Ceremony at 8pm. As soon as Sun goes down. Party at Vago´s Bar all night. Special prize on beer all day long. Entry Fee: $5000 pesos or $420 usd per team up to 6 including crew.
  • Jackpots: Marlin - $3000, $2000 and $1000 pesos Dorado and Tuna - $3000 pesos
  • Guaranteed Prizes: Marlin 1. $100,000 pesos 2. $30,000 pesos 3. $20,000 pesos
  • Biggest Dorado - $25,000 pesos
  • Biggest Tuna - $25,000 pesos
Early sign ups at Rochin Olachea Accountants office (Bancomer Plaza) with Diana starting 8/20. Cabo Riviera will have slips and ramp available for the Tournament. Saludos Email: felipe [- at -] hotelbuenavista.com - Felipe J. Valdez, Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort, www.hotelbuenavista.com, Cel: 624-122-5019 Tel: 624-141-0033, Los Barriles
Looking For A Inexpensive Comfortable Couch - We need a comfy love seat or couch. We have no where to sit and read or relax so if you have a clean decent couch for sale please let us know. Thanks in advance. Email only please. - Vicki Fisk, vickifisk [- at -] gmail.com

Hotel Casa Tota And La Santeña In Downtown Todos Santos - Big News in Hamburger Development.

Don't miss our new super burger and fry deal- just $120 MXN and it's big and delicious....

Everyday free wifi, great coffee and good company. Come visit! HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612 145 0590, Todos Santos

Tango At Rancho Pescadero - August 25, from 6pm - 9pm, Rancho Pescadero, Pescadero. The schedule is as follows: 6 - 7pm Tango lesson with Adrián 7pm Dancing $50 pesos/person. Cash Bar/Restaurant. See website for directions: www.ranchopescadero.com. RSVP by August 19. Contact: George Ruenitz at gruenitz100 [- at -] gmail.com 612-178-0103

Trying To Find Diana, The Massage Therapist - Does any one have a telephone number or email address for Diana? She is a Canadian woman and a massage therapist who has been around Todos Santos for a few years. I would appreciate any possible help. With thanks, Wendy Faith. - Wendy Faith, wendy_faith [- at -] yahoo.ca, 001 250 537 5597

Looking For Friends - A mom and sweet 10-year-old girl who are in Pescadero until September just want to meet friends and try activities but we cant find anyone or anything to do and have not met anyone who has advice. We want to try pottery, horseback riding, and simple play dates with friends who will not push religion. Do you have advice? We're fun, spontaneous, and happy girls but we have been lead in the wrong direction and now can't trust easily. Can you help? Please write happyjen_1971 [- at -] hotmail.com - Jen Cruickshank, happyjen_1971 [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos

Family Health Insurance In Baja? - We are going to stay year round in Todos Santos and will need health insurance for us (2 parents, 40 somethings) and a 7-year-old. Anybody have a suggestion on our options? We want to dump our expensive American insurance plan. Thanks. - Dave W., lobogrande [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
Transport From U.S. To Cabo - I have bought 4 rims for my vehicle (no tires, just the metal part) and I need them brought down to me. There are 17" across, they are not huge wheels. I bought them from a dealer in the US and they will ship to your location. I live in Cabo and need them brought here. I will pay $100 for gas money. I will drive as far as La Paz to get them from you. - Justin, justindow [- at -] yahoo.com, 624-157-2842 / US 912-399-4217, Cabo San Lucas

Our Dog Needs A Ride To Southern California - We have rescued a little dog while we were here in Todos Santos and we need to get her home to Southern California. She is small (probably about 15 pounds and very sweet). She has had all her shots and is healthy. We're leaving Todos Santos on Aug 22, so we could meet you anytime after that. We will help pay for gas or course. We could meet you in San Diego or Los Angeles or? Please reply asap. Thanks. - David Roth, rothphoto [- at -] mac.com, 310.938.7502

Medium Sized Dog Kennel Wanted - I'm looking for a medium sized travel dog kennel to either rent or buy. We rescued a dog during our stay in Todos Santos and we need to ship her home. We could rent it from you and return it in December or just buy it. Also might be interested in a soft carry type of kennel. Thanks. - David Roth, rothphoto [- at -] mac.com, 310-938-7502

Want To Buy Travel Trailer - Looking to purchase a 28-32' travel trailer for my lot in La Ribera. Prefer non-smoking, no pet trailer in very good to excellent condition. All models considered except 5th wheels. - Morgan Edwards, morgan [- at -] ultrabac.com, 206-601-4009, La Ribera

Thank You From La Canada Del Diablo - We at La Canada Del Diablo, would like to express our deepest gratitude to the firemen of Todos Santos, La Paz and Cabo San Lucas, the water truck drivers from the highway bypass construction project, as well as the countless number of devoted Good Samaritans, who assisted in controlling Monday's huge palm forest fire, that came so Very close to La Canada Del Diablo... T h a n k  Y o u !

Nosotros, en La Canada Del Diablo, quisiera expresar nuestra gratitud a los bomberos de Todos Santos, La Paz, y Cabos San Lucas, y los conductores de los pipas desde el proyecto de la carretera, asi como innumerables voluntarios, que asistencia en el control de el incendio Lunes, que llego tan cerca de La Canada Del Diablo... M u c h a s  G r a c i a s !

We would also like to convey our sincere condolences to the family of our dear friend Leonardo Perel. We will miss him.

Nos gustaria expresar nuestro mas sinceras condolencias al la familia de nuestro querido amigo, Leonardo Perel. Lo vamos a extranar.

- Barbara Perkins, bperkins0403 [- at -] gmail.com, www.lacanadadeldiablo.com, 612-140-0069

La Garra Summer Hours - Just wanted to let everyone know We Will Be Open All Summer. However, during August and September, we will open from 2:00pm-10:00pm weekdays (closed Tuesdays) and from 2:00pm- 2:00am Friday & Saturday. It's getting HOT so come in and cool off with our $20p. draft beer!OR Try our new Coronaritas = Corona + Giant Margarita = $80 pesos of cool heaven! Visit our new Facebook page LaGrraRestaurantSportsBar give us a "like" to get all the news, specials and gossip! - Happy & Chuy Cota, lagarrarsb [- at -] gmail.com, 612-145-0004

Gorgeous Young Things >>> - These little beauties were dumped in a box at Kitty Heaven at midday, totally dehydrated. They have been here for a week now, appear to be about 3 1/2 weeks old, and are thriving beautifully. They are so active, they can't sit still for a portrait. One tortoise shell, one red one, one white and one black baby. - Angelique Schorenstein, bajakiities [- at -] yahoo.com, 145-0250

Traveling To Mainland? - We are looking for someone to take our well behaved, very sweet and intelligent, medium-size dog over to the mainland. Family will be waiting on the other side to pick her up. If you are taking the ferrie across, or even flying, we can contribute to your ticket. Please e-mail: erin_bannon [- at -] hotmail.com. - Erin Bannon, erin_bannon [- at -] hotmail.com, 1(519)273-1915, Canada

Submit your News and Events, Questions and Answers articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp

Five-day Exchange Rate - Mexican Pesos to $1 USD - Courtesy exchange-rates.org

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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, August 17
Mexican Cooking And Spanish Class - Learn / practice your spanish learning mexican recipes. Cost depends on dish. Every friday at noon at Barrio San Vicente, Todos Santos. Friday Menu: Pozole y Agua De Horchata - Profa. Ivonne Benitez, jeremyvonn [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-154-2742, Todos Santos

Live Music With Ben & The Men - Rumi Garden, 7 to 10 p.m. $25p beer, $40p wine, $100p dinner. Reservations 612-145-1088 or www.RumiGarden.com. - Rumi Garden, 612-145-1088, Baja California Sur
Saturday, August 18
Outdoor Market La Paz - 9:30 a.m. Postal Park, corner of Constitución and Revolución across from post office and Corazón Café. Bring small change and tote bag or cooler.

Theatre: ¡Soy Frida, Soy Libre! - 20:00, Teatro de la Ciudad, La Paz. Performance by Martha Aura featuring songs by Chavela Vargas. Produced by Tomás Urtusastegui, directed by María Muro. Admission is free, but ticket required. Contact Casa de Cultura Municipal, Independencia 807 bet. Gómez Farias and Altamirano, La Paz, 624-122-8784.

Sunset and Fire Show - 7:00 PM, with Fimo and Tim Lang, Saturdays at Hotel Guaycura on the SkyDeck - www.guaycura.com.mx, frontdesk [- at -] guaycura.com, 612-175-0800, Todos Santos
Sunday, August 19
Brews & Blues - 4:00-7:00 PM, Cerritos Beach Brewing, Pescadero. Come enjoy live blues and jazz performed by The Brew & Blues House Band - Robert Dale, cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, 612 102 1534, cerritosbeachbrewing.wordpress.com
Saturday, August 25
Tango At Rancho Pescadero - From 6pm - 9pm, Rancho Pescadero, Pescadero. The schedule is as follows: 6 - 7pm Tango lesson with Adrián 7pm Dancing $50 pesos/person. Cash Bar/Restaurant. See website for directions: www.ranchopescadero.com. RSVP by August 19. Contact: George Ruenitz at gruenitz100 [- at -] gmail.com 612-178-0103

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 the latest edition here: www.bajawesternonion.com/Onionskin/current.pdf. Advertising Information here: www.bajawesternonion.com/onion-skin.asp. - The Baja Western Onion

Download This Week's printable edition of The Baja Onionskin Community Calendar
in PDF format Here: www.bajawesternonion.com/Onionskin/current.pdf

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

Sport Trac For Sale - Luxury edition, leather seats, sunroof, 4x4, 6 cylinders, a/c, black color, 2002 model, Baja plates, excellent conditions. $7000 USD. - Ernesto Miranda, ernie_net [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-117-7497, Pescadero

La Canada Del Diablo - Furniture, Mirrors, Spring Air Mattresses, Lamps. Everything is on sale!
Come by and check out our marked down prices.

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

Diane "The Pie Lady" Is Still Baking And Cooking Through The Summer - Homemade fruit pies, carrot cake, brownies, complete meals catered for 1 to 10 people. References provided. dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com - Diane, dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos

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

Installation Manual: www.sunpumps.com/uploads/UserManuals/1397.pdf

Specifications: www.sunpumps.com/uploads/Specs/13961.pdf
This is a New Unit. Lists for over $900 in the US. Price Reduced: Asking $500 + Shipping in Baja via BajaPak. - Alan, alan [- at -] BajaSatellite.com, Baja California Sur

Registered Nurse/Licensed Massage Therapist - New York Registered Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist available to provide care and physiotherapy for your loved one and respite for care takers. - Diane Cassar, dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos

Insure Your Home Now! - Hurricane Season Is Here! - Protect your home or condo with Homeowners Insurance! Choose your own coverage and purchase online at your convenience 24/7. Policy must be issued TEN DAYS before a hurricane hits so get yourself covered NOW! Mexico bound auto & RV insurance too. - Cathie Smith Locicero, cathie.smith [- at -] mexpro.com, www.mexpro.com/cathiesmith/, 480-256-0219 or Toll Free 1-866-46, United States

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

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

'Fun In The Sun' Casa For Sale - Inexpensive home for sale in El Molino Park:
  • Five minute walk to the centre of Todos Santos
  • One fully enclosed bedroom and bath; open air living under a beautiful palapa roof
  • Fully furnished
  • Also comes with a 32 foot Holiday Rambler trailer with separate bedroom and bathroom
  • Safe,gated community with swimming pool
$19,000 US. See Casa Luga on our website for pictures and info, then call us! - Garth, trinityglobalgroup [- at -] hotmail.com, www.holidaybaja.com, 604-220-2188 in Canada, Todos Santos

Need Rv Space For Rent - Looking for an Long term RV space in Elias Cias, Rancho Nuevo, Cerritos, Pescadero or Todos Santos. I would like to park it at a private home or property. If you have hookups, water, elect, sewer, WiFi. I would love it close to the beach. Need flat ground. I only use it on the week ends or 3 days a week. If you need to get away for week ends and would like to have someone to secure your property it may benefit you. I could water and I love animals. I have a home in Cabo and am a R.E. Broker in Cabo & Todos Santos. Lots of references. With my banker, lawyer, accountant etc. Lived in the area 23 years and have been flying into Cabo since 1967. I need to make a decision & move my 28' C model motorhome by the 10th of September and am looking now. I can pay rent. Please call my cell: 624 113-3959 Sharon - Sharon Armstrong, sharon [- at -] caborealtors.com, 624 113-3959, Pescadero

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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

Need a Ride to or From the Airport? Or Someone to Assist You With Errands? - I am a young, bilingual Christian man and I can provide you with rides to or from the La Paz or San Jose Del Cabo airports. I can also help you with courier services, errands, or navigating the intricacies of dealing with Mexican businesses and the government; Car Registrations, TelCel and TelMex, CFE, Seguro Social, etc.

Reasonable Rates - Contact: Ernesto, Cel. 612-117-7497, ernie_net [- at -] hotmail.com

Ride Avail South To Baja - We have space for one travel companion and some luggage leaving from Sacramento, Ca. area to S.F. Bay Area to Todos Santos via route 101/Highway 1. departing Aug.26. Expect T.S. arrival Aug. 30. - Sandra Arevalo, arevalosan [- at -] aol.com, 530-622-5350

One Rider Needed, Cabo To San Diego, August 28 - Heading out early on August 28, from San Jose del Cabo to San Diego, CA, arrive August 29, two day trip, stay in Guerrero Negro on the night of the 28th. Looking for someone to ride with me and share expenses and gas. Comfortable 2007 Toyota, Tacoma, 4 Door, Good conversation. - Warren Gibson, gibby001 [- at -] gmail.com, 624-108-9869

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 -

Cocker Spaniel - Bobby was a ranch dog and always ran free. Was given to relatives in town and is very unhappy being tied to a tree. If you have a fenced yard and love cocker spaniels, Bobby is the dog for you. He has a sweet personality and is in good health. If you can adopt him, please call me. - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-102-7983, Todos Santos

Have You Seen Bear? - Actually, she looks more like a fox than a bear with her long, reddish brown coat, bushy tail, one ear upright the other half-cocked and slender medium size body. She answers to "Bear." She disappeared from my home here at Los Cerritos Wednesday, July 25th, the night I returned from the U.S. Please contact me if you spot her. Thank you, Leirion - Leirion, leirion2 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-131-3334, United States

Lucky Dog Needs A Loving Home - 6 Month Old Male Neutered - He's a mongrel/black lab type, medium size, friendly and loving, really well behaved when alone but gets excitable when with other dogs and will need further training. Ideally he would find a home where someone is there most of the time or with another dog to keep him company. He's neutered, wormed and de flea'd : ) Need to re-home him before I get even more attached as I can't take him with me when I leave. Can email you a pic, or introduce you if you want to meet him. - Jack, allsorts [- at -] gn.apc.org, Todos Santos

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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Quote of the Day: " Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it's done right. Even a pancake. " ~ Julia Child

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