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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Tuesday, August 28, 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    

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

Children/ Teens Monthly Book Exchange - Hello Parents. Please join us on Tuesday, August 28, at the park in Todos Santos. We will hold our monthly book exchange from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For children of all ages. Bring you used books to share with other in the community. - Eva, theranchkidz [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos

Learn How To Cook Pozole! - Come and learn how to cook Pozole and make the Mexican drink "horchata." You will be able to learn lots of new words and learn how to cook this wonderfull Mexican meal. This Tuesday, August 28, at noon at Profa. Ivonne Benitez's home. Call or send either an email or text for directions. - Ivonne Benitez, jasubany [- at -] gmail.com, 612-104-6390

Help Us Buy Beds For Needy Kids In La Paz - A fundraising campaign has just been launched for the "Camas para los ninos" project on Indiegogo.com. The goal is to raise $2000 usd over the next few weeks to buy approximately 80 used mattresses for distribution to the neediest families in the colonias of La Paz. Many of these kids sleep on the ground, or huddled on a tiny cot with their brothers and sisters. There are several ways you can help us reach our goal:
  1. Donate at Indiegogo
  2. Help us spread the word: "like" and share our campaign page and youtube video
  3. Let your friends and business contacts know we are looking for donations of money, mattresses and bed linens
With your help, we can get this project -- and these kids -- off the ground! - Sheryl Hamilton, hamiltos12 [- at -] yahoo.com, www.indiegogo.com/bedsforkids?a=1069687

Tips To Stay Cool During Summer - Thought this might be helpful to have for your readers and for those of us that stay here year round:
  • Place a small bucket of ice water to soak your feet in while reading a book or watchinga movie or TV.(A small cardboard box with a trash bag will also work.)
  • Soak a hand towel in cold water and place around your neck during the day or place on your chest at night when sleeping.
  • Place cold water behind a floor fan.
- Rick Plaia, 612.178.0000, Baja California Sur

Thanks Costco ! - Ann and I make weekly trips to Todos Santos to support Hogar del Nino, a home for 24 children, aged 4 to 14. Costco was gracious enough to offer 80 kilos of roasted turkey slices (damn flavourful!) and the children and staff appreciated it. Just like to say they are hounded by Cabo charities and helping Hogar del Nino out is a positive step for equality in charity. Anyone with clothing or dry goods can contact us and we will gladly deliver it to them on our regular trips. - Erwin Lapschies, erwinecosmart [- at -] gmail.com, 624-166-9473

Permaculture Walk-about And Informative Talk - "Wholesome Home and Garden" will host a Permaculture Walk-about and lecture on Friday, August 31, from 8 a.m. to 10. The demonstration site is the home of Virginia Moonstone Mazzetti and the new location of a garden shop-to-be, opening in December. The fee will be by donation.

The site is in Las Tunas, Todos Santos. On the Playitas Road, past El Sol Dos, drive another 2 hills and look for a blue sign on the right, across from the Minisuper Jaunita. Take a right and drive to the next sign and take a right. - Va. Moonstone Mazzetti, moonstonenow [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-119-4098

Hotel Casa Tota And La Santeña In Downtown Todos Santos - Are you reading this from far away- perhaps a land with many rules and lots of people? Are you beginning to dream about a return to your wild, beautiful, Baja home?

We'll be waiting for you! We are planning a full season of parties, roof receptions, creative activities and Chef Tony's fresh food.

Be sure to join us on December 29th for a post-Por Que 5K mimosa, Yoga in the Street on December 31st, our New Years Celebration and more! And that's just December.

We look forward to seeing both familiar and new faces here at Casa Tota and La Santeña. Be good, drive safely, travel well and come back soon! HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612 145 0590, Todos Santos

Eco Alianza's Fifth Anniversary Celebration & Dinner - Saturday, October 20, 5:30-Silent auction begins, Hotel La Mision, Loreto. 5:30-7:30 Silent auction, 8:00-Dinner and Dancing, 10:00-Live auction. The proceeds will benefit Environmental Education programs for the youth of Loreto. The invitation for the fundraiser event will be posted on the website www.ecoalianzaloreto.org on September 1, on the Home Page of Eco-Alianza de Loreto, A.C., a non-profit conservation organization located in Loreto, BCS. - Linda Kinninger lakinninger [- at -] gmail.com, (613) 135-0607, www.ecoalianzaloreto.org - Loreto

Meet The Artist - Doug West - Cafelix is pleased to continue the Meet the Artist Series with opening speaker Doug West, Dec 13th Thursday, 5-6. Based in Todos Santos and Taos, Doug is internationally known for his rich and vibrant landscapes. - Tori Sepulveda, oscarnotori [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos

Kundalini Yoga Activating The Positive Mind - Weekly Kundalini yoga class at 5:15 Wednesday evening at Teatro Luna Azul in Las Tunas. All levels welcome from beginners to intermediate. Please bring mat and pillow or cushion and water. Class in held under shade. - Bhavani Noel, Noelcianci [- at -] me.com

Attention All Amateur And Professional Chefs! A Cooking Contest - (must have been a slow day at (CANIRAC). The sardine fishing cooperative in conjunction with the association that brought glory to La Paz two years ago with the staging of the Guinness World Record attempt at the world's largest burrito--successfully, as it turned out--is commemorating its win with a sardine recipe contest.

To be held Nov 3, the contest is open to anyone. There is no fee to enter. In brief, the contest rules state that your recipe has sardines as its main ingredient, you must prepare 20 servings so judges and spectators can taste, and that you supply all ingredients except for the sardines, which will be provided for you.

First prize is 25,000 pesos, second wins 15,ooo, third wins 10,ooo Full details are at www.sardinabcs.org.mx- theo_breadguy, Courtesy La Paz Gringos.

Spanish And English Language Labs With Guillermo Bueron - Led by certified Berlitz instructor Guillermo Bueron, small intimate classes of up to five participants will enjoy personalized hands-on guidance throught the program, Taught utilizing the Berlitz language method, upon completion of the 10 hour program paticipants should be able to: Ask directions, order in restaurants and cafes, bargain in the markets and communicate with Spanish speaking people at a basic level. Classes start September 5.

English Classes.Please call for information. Secretaría de Turismo in BCS will be paying part of the fee for workers in the hotel industry.Language Labs will be held in the Cultural Center. - Guillermo Bueron Prieto, g_bueron [- at -] yahoo.com, www.guillermolanguageandtravel.com, 612 161 4165, Todos Santos

Copper Canyon Tour October 23 - To all passengers who signed in for the above mentioned tour. Please contact me as soon as you can to follow up payments and instructions. Looking forward to hearing from you. - Guillermo Bueron Prieto, g_bueron [- at -] yahoo.com, www.guillermolanguageand travel.com, 612 161 4165, Todos Santos

Eye On Hurricane Issac:

Our Phone Book 2013-2014 (Todos Santos And Pescadero) - If you have a special Tradesman or Tradeswoman, please email that name, skill (expertise) and phone number to us. Everything you want to know about being in the New 2-year Book is at TodosSantos.me.

Review Ad rates and contact Silvia or Jan for an Ad in your Business category. Payment is not required until October 1st, but we appreciate the time preparing Ads in advance. If everyone came all at once in mid-October we would miss our target date of Christmas. Thanks and best wishes to all! - Jan + Silvia, be [- at -] TodosSantos.me, www.todossantos.me/, 145-0685 and 612 149-3671

Getting Mail Sent Down Long Term - Howdy. We will be in Todos Santos for the next several years and are wondering how to get our mail sent down. We do not want to change the address for everything. Have considered having it sent down once a month ... but where to? Thanks. Dave - Dave W., Todos Santos

Sign Company?? - Looking for the compnay who makes the signs along Highway 19 between Ellias Calles and Todos Santos. The ones that appear to be vinyl and are tied to the frame. Thanks! Shelby 612-149-2639 - , srbranzanti [- at -] gmail.com

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

Cargo To Mulege - I am looking for someone to carry some tin roofing from San Diego or points north, to mulege. 12 foot long pieces. dewdrophickory [- at -] yahoo.com, Mulege

Baja Dogs And The Rain - In the last 2 weeks we had a lot more rain than we are used to at the refuge. Unfortunately, most of the tarps used to protect our outside dogs were destroyed. Please consider making a donation of used (or new) tarps, or any other material you think can be used to provide shade and shelter to the dogs in the corrales. We also need dog food and used crates to evacuate the smaller dogs in case of a bigger storm. We have 54 dogs at the moment and at least half of them would have to be taken out of the refuge during a storm.

And again, like every year, we´ll need temporary homes for the smaller dogs, so if you can help us take care of a puppy or 2 in case of a weather emergency for 3-4 days, please send an email to voluntarios [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org. We´ll provide food and a crate and we understand if the dog has to be kept in the crate most of the time, what´s inportant is to keep them safe and above water. If you live downtown or can´t get things to the refuge (the road isnt in great condition at the moment) you can drop off your donations at "Cafe Papanayo" on Isabel La Católica and 3 buildings before 16 de septiembre from 11 am to 11 pm everyday (We highly recommend their pizzas). Or you can email us and we´ll pick up.

Dhorea is out of town at the moment so, if you want more information regarding this you can email me [- at -] maggiechac [- at -] yahoo.com or call 612 155 8948 (Vet Carlos, refuge number) or 612 152 8433 Maggie. Or Claudia lostdogs [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org. Thanks for all the help that throughout the years LPG has provided to our dogs. We really appreciate it and look forward to continuing rescuing dogs with your help. Thanks again - Maggie, maggiechac [- at -] yahoo.com Courtesy, La Paz Gringos

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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.)
Tuesday, August 28
Children/ Teens Monthly Book Exchange - At the park in Todos Santos. Monthly book exchange from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For children of all ages. Bring you used books to share with other in the community. - Eva, theranchkidz [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos

Learn How To Cook Pozole! - And make the Mexican drink "horchata." At noon at Profa. Ivonne Benitez's home. Call or send either an email or text for directions. - Ivonne Benitez, jasubany [- at -] gmail.com, 612-104-6390
Wednesday, August 29
Kundalini Yoga Activating The Positive Mind - Weekly Kundalini yoga class at 5:15 p.m. at Teatro Luna Azul in Las Tunas. All levels welcome from beginners to intermediate. Please bring mat and pillow or cushion and water. Class in held under shade. - Bhavani Noel, Noelcianci [- at -] me.com
Thursday, August 30
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 31
Permaculture Walk-about And Informative Talk - "Wholesome Home and Garden" will host a Permaculture Walk-about and lecture from 8 a.m. to 10. The demonstration site is the home of Virginia Moonstone Mazzetti and the new location of a garden shop-to-be. The fee will be by donation. See full article above for directions. - Va. Moonstone Mazzetti, moonstonenow [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-119-4098

Cello And Piano Recital - Javier A. Mercado Bellato (cello) and Antonio Colunga Green (Piano), 19:00, Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near Belisario Dominguez. Free Admission.

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

Full Moon - Blue Moon Party, Friday August 31 - 6:30pm, Teatro Luna Azul, . Hot summer dance party under the August Blue Moon. Cool drinks, Garden Pesto, Homemade Pasta, Great Prices! Free Entrance. Bring drums and musical instruments and your dancing shoes! - Contact: Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, tsbmp.blogspot.com

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
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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

Summer Book Sale - Baja Books and Maps of San Jose will hold their 2nd Annual 20% Off Labor Day Sale Saturday, September 1, through Monday, September 3, 10am to 6pm. All books and maps in stock 20% off. Stop by and browse our great selection of books. Special order service available! Go to http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii573/senorflipper/3d23f358.jpg for more info! Tel: 142 5596. We are just across the arroyo from Centro San Jose via the bridge to La Playa and Puerto Los Cabos, behind the new Pemex in Col La Choya, follow the signs! - Jim Tolbert, bajabooksandmps [- at -] yahoo.com, i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii573/senorflipper/3d23f358.jpg, 624 142 5596, San Jose Del Cabo

4 Runner For Sale - 4X4, 1995, standard transmition, runs very good. 1800 US. Great oportunity! - Paula, ballenatito [- at -] yahoo.com.mx, 612-157-1160, Todos Santos
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

House Sitter Available - Mature, responsible couple available to house sit in todos Santos area in December/January. We have gardening and carpentry skills, we have a place in Las Brisas which is being worked on and we want to be close but out of the mess. We can take care of your pets as well. - Debra Dawson, goodthym [- at -] mcn.org, (707) 964-0509, Todos Santos

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, Vonage 714 442-0587 or best 714 586-9009 leave a message if no answer. - Sharon Armstrong, sharon [- at -] caborealtors.com, Pescadero

Lovely Casita For Rent In Pescadero - Great Ocean & Farmland Views - This unique casita is a 2 bedroom home located 6 miles south of Todos Santos, neighboring the Pescadero Huertas, in between Cerritos and San Pedrito surf breaks. The house sits around 1.5 miles from the beach, in a peaceful and contemplative desert landscape with outstanding views. The architecture shows minimalist style in an unique way, providing simple but sophisticated comfort in a tasteful fashion. Special rates for this year end, from December onwards - Rodrigo Menendez, rmenende [- at -] gmail.com, casitaoasispescadero.blogspot.com/, Pescadero

177 Hectares - For Sale - In the back hills of Elias Calles there is a large ranch with water wells the seller is asking 4.5 million peosos for the 177 hectares. This is less then $2,000 USD per hectare. I can send out info. lowerbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-161-4728, Todos Santos

Looking For Full Time Caretaker - Looking for a single or couple to live and maintain my case in Migrino (Km 98.2) Off grid with power. Secured wall and gate entry, with dog and two cats. Solar panels and batteries, Dish TV & Internet. Call David at 624-121-1212 or email me at dtracy911 [- at -] Yahoo.com - David Tracy, dtracy911 [- at -] Yahoo.om, 614-121-1212

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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

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

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

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 612-102-7983. 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 25, 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

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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