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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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

CONAGUA Weather Forecast Info - CONAGUA administers the national meteorological service for Mexico and their website gives very detailed info smn.conagua.gob.mx. Click on the proníóstico de tiempo for weather forecast, then select the city, in our case, La Paz. You can toggle between Celcius and Fahrenheit degrees and even a beginner in Spanish should be able to follow the chart. - Theo The Bread Guy, Courtesy La Paz Gringos - The Baja Western Onion

Editor's Note. Here is a continuously-updated, animated InfraRed weather map from the CONAGUA website depicting a 3-hour span of weather over Mexico:

Spirit Airlines To Offer Daily Non-stop Service to Cabo - On August 16, Spirit Airlines announced they will begin offering round-trip, non-stop flights between San Diego and San Jose Del Cabo for $274 US plus bag fees of $25, starting Nov. 8 (subject to foreign government approval). They also annouced other Mexico connections:
  • Daily nonstop service between Los Cabos, Mexico and San Diego, with connecting service to Dallas/Fort Worth.
  • In addition, four weekly nonstop flights between Los Cabos, Mexico and Dallas/Fort Worth to start June 13, 2013.
  • Three weekly nonstop flights between Cancun, Mexico and Dallas/Fort Worth to start April 25, 2013, with service increasing to daily on June 13, 2013.
Readers can check out fares and Los Cabos vacation packages at www.spirit.com/Default.aspx, and also sign up to receive alerts on Spirit's email deals and offers. - The Baja Western Onion

Rumi Garden Presents: Live Music With Ben And The Men - Every Friday Night, $25p beer, $40p wine, $100p dinner, 7 to 10 p.m. Reservations 612-145-1088 or visit www.RumiGarden.com. Great way to start off your weekend with friends. Don't miss it! See you there - Rumi Garden, www.RumiGarden.com, 612-145-1088, Baja California Sur

Full Or Part Time Help Needed - Hi there. We are still looking to fill out the team as we expand Anchor Storage airport parking and storage. We are across from the international airport so best to live in San Jose. We need a truly bilingual person (written and spoken) with one or more of these skills:
  • Accounting type person (or at least someone math/detail oriented who could be trained) to come do books and reporting.
  • Techy person who knows enough about networks and computers to keep the place running smoothly.
  • People person with customer service skills who can keep out great employees and wonderful customers happy!
  • Project manager type who can handle details of operations.
If this is you or someone you know, please email a short cover letter in English and Spanish to Roca [- at -] AnchorStorage.com.mx. Thanks!! - Roca Corlund, Roca [- at -] AnchorStorage.com.mx, www.AnchorStorage.com.MX, San Jose Del Cabo

Test Your Satellite Phone For Free - If you own a satellite phone for emergencies, it's a good idea tto test your phone, especially as we move into the height of the Hurricane Season. Both Inmarsat and Iridium offer a free test number designed for customers who may not use their satellite phone regularly such as first responders and anyone keeping a satellite phone in a safety kit.
Iridium - Make sure you are outside with a clear view of the sky and horizon. Once you have powered up the phone, extended the antenna and registered on the network, dial 00-1-480-752-5105 then press SEND. You will hear a recording to confirm your phone is working properly. The free call works for all Iridium phones: Iridium 9505A, Iridium 9555 and Iridium 9575 Extreme.

Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro - Make sure you are outside with a clear view of the sky and horizon. Once you have powered up the phone, extended the antenna and registered on the network, dial: +870-776-999-999 then press SEND. You will hear a recording to confirm your phone is working properly.
If your free test call is unsuccessful then you may need airtime service for your phone. You should contact your service provider for assistance. - The Baja Western Onion
Dirt! The Movie - Friday Aug. 24 - 6:30 pm Dinner, Teatro Luna Azul. Fun & accessible documentary about the living skin of the Earth. Make your garden amazing! Jambalya dinner at 6:30. RSVP. Movie at sunset - Contact: bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, tsbmp.blogspot.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

Brews Blues And Jazz Sunday Afternoons - from 4-7pm every week including this coming Sunday, Aug. 26. Classic Jazz, Blues and R&B Standards performed by the Brews Brothers. Don't miss this party! Homemade Ales, Root Beer Floats, Ginger Ale and the best breads, soups and salads as well as pulled pork sandwiches all made right here at Cerritos Beach Brewing Company in down-town Pescadero. Call Bob at 612-102-1534. cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.com, 612 102 1534

RE: In Memoriam - Jeep Hardinge - Our small group of friends are so very sad to read about Jeep's passing. We met him and grew to love and consider him our friend. My husband and I purchased two of his paintings over the years and they are both hanging proudly in our living room in Portland Oregon-- A testament to our devotion to Pescadero and to Jeep's artistic talent. We will not be able to attend the memorial but will, in our own way, remember him well. Please let us know if there is any plan for a way to honor Jeep from this far away? Sincerely, Janet R.

Photography Workshop - Basic to Intermediate Photography Workshop. Learn to use all the photographic equipment you have to bring the best out of it. Become faster at capturing scenes, moments or portraits. Learn to compose and develop your photographer's eye. Learn about the computer workflow. 1 to 1 counseling and critique (among a small group of practicing photographers). Out in the field classes.

Hi, my name is Elías García, I'm a professional photographer mostly focused on travel and landscape Art Photography, and I'm looking to make a couple extra bucks by teaching my craft. My aim is to help you become a better photographer by making you take pictures and practice ... for me, there is no better way. Have a look at my work since that is the best way to know what I can teach you :). The cost of the workshop is 1,200 pesos, it will be in the La Paz area and it's 4 sessions of 3.5 hours. Hope to see you in the class soon! - Elias Garcia, elias.gcastro [- at -] gmail.com, www.eliasgarciaphotography.com, 612-161-2361, La Paz

Kayle Lechugas Farmstand Reopens - Beginning Wednesday, August 22, Kayle Lechugas will re-open the stand in Todos Santos selling fresh locally grown organic fruits and vegetables. Our schedule is Monday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday from 9:30-2pm in Todos Santos. Located on H. Colegio Militar, across from Telcel & the fish market. August 26th is our last Sunday at Baja Beans in Pescadero, 9am-Noon. ¡Que Rico! will have mixed lettuce on Tuesdays & Saturdays. Located directly across from La Paloma Ice cream store, just up the street from the farmstand. - Kayle, basilfields2 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-105-3674, Todos Santos

Letter Needs To Get To B.C., Canada - Looking for someone going to Canada, sometime soon who could mail a letter. Will pay all expenses. Much appreciated. - Patricia Baum, teampaty [- at -] gmail.com, 612 145-0882

RE: In Memoriam - Leonardo Perel - Mi mas sentido pésame a la familia del Leonado Perel. La comunidad de Todos Santos le extrañara por siempre Sinceramente: Fam. Frías Martinez, Frimargroup

Short Term U.S. Auto Insurance - Hmmmmm! I'm driving north in two days. No longer have US auto Insurance. What do you do? I'll be North for 2 months. Any ideas? Thanks, - Janel, janelb3 [- at -] yahoo.com

¡Que Rico! Adds Breakfast Sausage - We have added breakfast sausage to our flavorful list of homemade sausages. Available Wednesday, August 22: Chicken Breakfast Sausage mild & hot as well as Pork Breakfast Sausage mild & hot. Try our homemade cream cheese available this week and there's a new batch of Katie's mango jam on Thursday. Meats, Poultry, Cheeses, Hummus, Eggs, Unsweetened yogurt, Gourmet chocolate chip cookies and other delectable items. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 3pm or by appt. Located directly across the street from La Paloma Ice Cream store on H. Colegio Militar. We look forward to serving you. Special summer email newsletter for summer residents, please email us if you're interested. - Deborah & Jaime, quericofoods [- at -] gmail.com, 612-118-6031, Todos Santos

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

Not Getting Enough Affection? - Need some loving. There are many beautiful cats and kittens just waiting to purr for you at Kitty Heaven. You could visit with them once a week or as often as you like. You might even want to help clean up a bit or maybe buy them some food. Why don't you come for a visit? - they love meeting new friends. - Angelique, bajakitties [- at -] yahoo.com, 145-0250

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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.)
Thursday, August 23
Eco Activities For Kids - Jueves Ambientales para Niños is a weekly children's program focused on the ecosystem. It features music, theatre, dance and magic Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Casa de la Cultura del Estado, La Paz.
Friday, August 24
Dirt! The Movie - 6:30pm Dinner, Teatro Luna Azul. Fun & accessible documentary about the living skin of the Earth.Jambalya dinner at 6:30. RSVP. Movie at sunset - Contact: bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, tsbmp.blogspot.com

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 25
Outdoor Market La Paz - 9:30 a.m. The Postal Park, corner of Constitución and Revolución across from post office and Corazón Café. Bring small change and tote bag or cooler.

Rosarito Beach Blues Fest - At the Rosarito Beach Hotel, 10AM - 7PM, food and beverages available on site. The Baja Blues Fest Organization operates assists the needs of local children's organizations. Inform, media contact or tickets: www.bajabluesfest.com - Baja Blues Fest Organization, PO Box 189010 #390, Coronado, Ca 92178, 1-619-838-8133, - John Pack, info [- at -] bajabluesfest.com, Baja California Norte

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
Sunday, August 26
Brews Blues And Jazz - From 4-7pm every week including today. Classic Jazz, Blues and R&B Standards performed by the Brews Brothers. Great food available. Cerritos Beach Brewing Company in down-town Pescadero. Call Bob at 612-102-1534. cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.com, 612 102 1534

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

Cartage From Canada To Los Cerritos - I am headed down to BCS again this fall around Nov. 1 into baja and if you have stuff that you would like transported down, please send me an email. I have an F-650 MH with a liftgate with lots of space for all sorts of stuff. I cannot take motorcycles or quads. Will be passing threw Vancouver BC, threw Washington, Oregon, California and over to Arizona and into Baja threw Tijuanna or Tecate. Costs depend on what and how much you want brought down. IT WILL BE REASONABLE but please consider fuel at over $5 /gal in Canada and probubly close to $5 in the USA, I'm not living with all your stuff for nothing! I have 2 dogs that are excellently trained for guarding my RV. Last Spring not one border/miltary person even looked inside my RV because of the dogs. I also have referances from last spring! - Wheeler Jon, k2extremedog [- at -] yahoo.ca

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 $400. - Alan, alan [- at -] BajaSatellite.com, 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

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

Need RV Space For Rent - Looking for a 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 Armstrong, sharon [- at -] caborealtors.com, 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

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

Driving From New Mexico - I plan on driving to Baja early November, via Tucson, Los Mochas, ferry to La Paz. Looking for a rider to share the ride. - Rosario Carelli, wearethedrum [- at -] yahoo.com, 828 380 0122 US cell#

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

<<< 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

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

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(s) of the Day: " Health - what my friends are always drinking to before they fall down."

"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight."

"The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public."

"A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once."

"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them."

"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"

"My photographs don't do me justice - they just look like me."

~ Phyllis Diller, American actress and comedienne - July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012

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