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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Friday, August 24, 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    

Los Cabos News and Events, Questions and Answers, Food And Fun

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

Ladies Night Out at Guaycura - This Saturday 25th is Ladies Night Out at Guaycura’s Sky Deck, with half price in drinks and dance to the music of DJ Mario Meave from Cabo. Some restrictions apply. Hotel Guaycura, Legaspy esq. Topete s/n Col. Centro, Todos Santos - Rodrigo Ventura, frontdesk [- at -] guaycura.com, www.guaycura.com.mx, (612) 175 0800, Todos Santos

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
Shut Up Franks! - 2012 NFL Football kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 5. Cowboys vs. Giants. We will show all games every Sunday in high definition, at the only air conditioned bar in Todos Santos! Don't sweat at home come chill with us! Sundays we will serve grilled tri-tip along with our regular menu. For Monday nite football we will serve our homemade spaghetti with meat sauce! All u can eat with a draught beer $100p. Come sign up for one of our many football pools. Lots of ways to win! Guarranteed air conditioning every Sunday. No sweat Sundays! - Steve Fidnick, Cabofiddy [- at -] yahoo.com, 145 0707, Todos Santos

Have You Been To Bob Marlins? - Hi Everyone, on Saturday afternoon we stopped by Bob Marlins just across from Cafe Felix. We had a great time. Rene the owner is a fun guy with great drink specials. He provides a fun and lively environment. Great music and a wonderful mix of people. Great job, Rene. We will visit again. - Eva, anothergreatday [- at -] live.com, Todos Santos

Small Rolling Suitcase To The States - Anyone traveling by car or plane to the States that can help with a small suitcase? My son left his bag at our home in Todos Santos on Wed. and as any 15 year old would, is "freaking out". We live in the LA area, so if you're driving or flying to LA or San Diego we could meet you. Will pay for baggage on the flight of course and if you're driving contribute to the gas. It's a carry on size rolling suitcase so it's very small. I can arrange to get it to you where ever you are in Todos Santos. Thanks! - David Roth, rothphoto [- at -] mac.com, 310-938-7502

Driving To Todos Santos From Seattle In September - We are headed home (Todos Santos) from Seattle soon after Labor Day in September. This time we are driving! If you have a small item or paperwork you need brought down, please feel free to contact us. - Lynn Benfield, uprivergrl [- at -] gmail.com

Charter Fishing Boat - Guests looking to book a 1/2 day fishing charter in December for 5 people. SO many places to choose from ... does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks, Shelby 612-149-2639 srbranzanti [- at -] gmail.com

That's The Spirit - I got excited about the article on the Spirit airlines fare of $274 RT plus $25 bag fee to San Diego. Sounded too good to be true. As usual it is. That number does not include taxes (60+%), seat selection or carry on bag fees. Even after changing dates to retrieve their lower fares for their least traveled days, the best I could do is $804 RT with no checked luggage! - Don Tutko, dtutko1 [- at -] hotmail.com

Editor's Note - If you don't pre select seats (this is optional) or check a bag (you're allowed one free personal item or bag as long as it fits under the seat), I came up with a round-trip flight in mid November for $264.60 per person, and they were ready to process my credit card at that point. True, they do pile it on for "extras," but not everyone needs these. When I added one carry-on bag (for overhead), one checked bag, and selected RT seats then that added $162 for a total RT fare of $426.60. Similarly, the base fare for a 1 way from SJD to SAN on Nov 13 was $148.41 without bags or seat pre selection. Note: All fares carried a "Subject To Government Approval" so the proposed route and fares are not yet confirmed. Spirit Airlines: www.spirit.com. - The Baja Western Onion

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

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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.)
Friday, August 24
Dirt! The Movie - 6:30pm 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

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

Ladies Night Out at Guaycura - Guaycura Sky Deck, half price drinks, dance to DJ Mario Meave from Cabo. Some restrictions apply. Hotel Guaycura, Legaspy esq. Topete s/n Col. Centro, Todos Santos - Rodrigo Ventura, frontdesk [- at -] guaycura.com, www.guaycura.com.mx, (612) 175 0800, Todos Santos
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

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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

Spinning Bike For Sale - Brand new spinning bike...has maybe 2 miles on it...professional, heavy duty front end weighted for extreme spinner! $400 USD. - Catherine Edwards, bajacata [- at -] hotmail.com, 178 0054

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

Solar Water Heating Systems - The amount of sunlight that hits the earth every few hours has more energy than the entire United States will consume in a year. The energy from the sun is there, and it is freely supplied by nature-all we need to do is intercept it, convert it, and use it. Consider solar water heating for your pool or home. - Skip Ackerman, ackerman1952 [- at -] gmail.com, www.solsticesolarofbaja.com, 970-963-0846 (Vonage)
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

La Paz Lot With Stunning Views - For Sale by Owner: 287 m2 residential lot in beautiful La Paz. All underground utilities. Includes documents and approved plans for custom, multi-story home with 3-car garage. Located in the tranquil community of Palmira Bellaterra in Lomas del Palmira. Minutes away from downtown with easy access to the Malecón. Breathtaking views of the city and bay! A million-dollar opportunity for only $100,000 USD. - Dax Morgan, sandemorgan [- at -] aol.com, 6121403070, La Paz

House Sitter Available in January - Currently, I am caring for a home in Pescadero and will be available for another position after January 1st. If you will be looking for a mature, reliable and experienced house sitter, I would be glad to meet with you or speak with you by phone. Please contact me by my email address. - Vonna, dolphin_in_tn [- at -] yahoo.com
House-sitting Wanted - I am looking for a house-sitting opportunity in the Todos Santos area for January &/or February. Of course, I'm responsible, well-educated, willing to take care of anything that needs doing. I live in Denver, but am happy to provide references from some of my Todos Santos-based friends. Happy to Skype or email so you can get to know me better. - Beth Hooper, bethhooper [- at -] me.com, 303-921-6934

Lovely Home In Cabo - For Sale By Owner: Never-lived-in home in Cabo San Lucas. Located in the private gated community of Paraiso Iguanas. Includes underground backup cistern and custom-built balcony. Minutes away from downtown Cabo with easy access to the new Todos Santos highway. Offers views of both the Sea of Cortés and Pacific Ocean. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, approx. 1,000 sq. feet. Huge rental income potential. Asking 85,000 or best offer. - Dax Morgan, sandemorgan [- at -] aol.com, 612-140-3070, Cabo San Lucas

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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 Available 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

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

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 -

Looking For A Home >>> - Homeless. We are Three Black Puppies, about 12 weeks old, who were left at Punta Lobos a few weeks ago. They say we're mostly labs. If you are out at Punta Lobos, we pretty much hang out at Carlos' van, where there is sometimes food and water. We would love to be adopted. If interested please call Pam 612-182-7983. senoracobb [- at -] yahoo.com, 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

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