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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Friday, September 7, 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

The Grito de Dolores ("Cry of Dolores") - Also known as El Grito de la Independencia ("Cry of Independence"), the cry was uttered from the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato on September 16, 1810. It is the event that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. The "grito" was the pronunciamiento of the Mexican War of Independence by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest. Since October 1825, the anniversary of the event is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day. More information here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grito_de_Dolores - The Baja Western Onion

Day of the Niños Héroes - The Niños Héroes (in English: Boy Heroes), also known as the Heroic Cadets or Boy Soldiers, were six Mexican teenage military cadets. These cadets died defending Mexico at Mexico City's Chapultepec Castle (then serving as the Mexican Army's military academy) from invading U.S. forces in the 13 September 1847 Battle of Chapultepec, during the Mexican–American War.

One of the cadets, Juan Escutia, wrapped himself with the Mexican flag and jumped from the roof of the castle to keep it from falling into enemy hands. The Niños Héroes are commemorated by a national holiday on September 13. The event is celebrated each year in Mexico City with civic activities, parade, and a noisy ceremony with cannons at the Castillo de Chapultepec. More information here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ni%C3%B1os_H%C3%A9roes - The Baja Western Onion

Apple G4 Power Book Stolen - Apple G4 Power Book stolen (behind San Juan)in Pescadero. Laptop with surf stickers on computer and aluminum case. Also 1 - 6 volt Kirkland golf cart battery. If you have any info please call Fred [- at -] 612-134-9677 or email fredp2348 [- at -] yahoo.com - Fred, fredp2348 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-134-9677, Pescadero

Reward For Lost Dog/ Rencompensa - We are offering a reward of 1,000 pesos to whomever can give some information on how to find this dog. His name is "Kiko."

Recompensa de 1,000 pesos a quien pueda dar informacion sobre el paradero de este perro salchicha su nombre es "Kiko." Owner Chuy Gonzalez. Please contact/contactar 612-11-80174. - Mario, leiabradley [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-11-80174, Baja California Sur

Cabo Consular Back To Normal Hours - Just received the following reply from the consulate, I need to renew my passport:

Thank you for your e-mail. The Consular Agency has returned to its normal schedule and is open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, with the exception of this Friday, September 7, when we will not be accepting applications. We look forward to seeing you soon. In case of an after-hours emergency involving U.S. citizens, please contact the Duty Officer. From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154, from the U.S., call ((619) 692-2154.

U.S. Consular Agency in Los Cabos, Las Tiendas de Palmilla Local B221, Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 27.5, San José del Cabo, BCS, Mexico 23406. Telephone: (624) 143-3566 Fax: (624) 143-6750. E-mail: usconsulcabo [- at -] yahoo.com. Office Hours: 9:00 am - 1:45pm. Monday through Friday. - Dean Devolpi, dean [- at -] la-ventana.com, La Paz

Old Pots Of Paint - Most people have odds and ends of paints in their bodegas/sheds. We need some bright colors to paint some signs for the upcoming launch of BajaPerma - see weblink. If you are in or around Todos Santos and have some left over paints and/or brushes that we can have, then please get in touch and we pick up from you (they need to be waterproof). If anyone else needs paints too, let us know and if we get lots then we can pass them on when we are done. Thanks J&R jacklyn [- at -] gn.apc.org, bajaperma.wordpress.com/

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

Baja Pottery - Rancho Pilar offers you the unique opportunity to learn Baja California Sur disapearing clay art, as practiced at the jesuit missions. Learn how to make your own pot, pans, lamps, sculptures and more.One student (couples are welcome), 36 Hr. (one week) workshops Oct.-Dec., 2012. Call or write for reservations, and thank you for supporting local traditional potters. - Cuco Moiron, ranchopilar [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-158-2483

4th annual Paella Festival - Don't like sardines? There is also the 4th annual Paella Festival coming up in La Paz. CANIRAC announces its third annual paella festival. September 29th at 5pm at playa Corumuel. 250 peso admission entitles ticket holder to paella tasting and three beverages. All proceeds donated to the La Paz volunteer fire department. - the bread guy, Courtesy Baja Pony Express - The Baja Western Onion

Lost Surfboard Bags - I accidently left my surfboard protective bags on top of my car as I drove north from Cerritos beach.I would sure love them back. Thank u so much. Maruchan. 612 105 6624. - Maruchan, perryabedor [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 105 6624, Pescadero

Bambú Consignment Fashion Show - Fashion Show at Bambú Consignment Boutique in La Paz, Saturday, Oct.06, 2012 ("Rainy Day" Alternative Date: Friday, Oct.12, 2012). 4 pm: Appetizers & Drinks; 5 pm: Fashion Show. Bambú will be open for shopping directly after the fashion show: ALL summer stalk 50% Off! At el ángel azul B&B Inn, Independencia 518, corner G.Prieto, Centro, La Paz. Phone: (044)612 156 5578.

Limited tickets will be available after Sept 15th [- at -] el ángel azul, Allende Books & Las Manitas. For more information you can contact Cindy Crane [- at -] cindycrane090 [- at -] gmail.com 612-141-9903. Summer clothing is still being accepted providing you are aware that they will go in the October 50% off sale. Please contact Esther if you have any summer clothing to consign. Hope to see you at the Fashion show, Esther and Cindy. - Cindy Crane, 612-141-9903, La Paz

Solar Batteries - Wanted: used or reconditioned rolls 6 volt solar batteries - Sheri Van, cabosheri [- at -] yahoo.com, 6241213703, San Jose Del Cabo

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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, September 7
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
Sunday, September 9
Brew & Blues - 4:00-7:00 PM, Cerritos Beach Brewing, Pescadero. Come enjoy great Live Blues and Jazz and great beer and food here in Pescadero. Happy hour 2 for 1 from 4 to 5 PM, See you here. - Robert Dale cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, 612 102 1534, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.WordPress.com
Wednesday, September 12th
September Singles Social Mixer - Noon-2 PM, Villas de Cerritos Beach, El Pescadero. 2nd Wednesday of the month singles meeting in September at Tortugas Bar/Pool at Villas de Cerritos Beach--pool, drinks & lunch menu. Keeping it cool!. - Al lowerbaja [- at -] yahoo.com
Thursday, September 13th
Day of the Niños Héroes - Civic ceremonies, army parade, and a noisy ceremony with cannons in Castillo de Chapultepec in Mexico City comemmorate The Niños Héroes (in English: Boy Heroes), who died defending Mexico from invading U.S. forces. More information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ni%C3%B1os_H%C3%A9roes
Saturday, September 15th
El Grito de Dolores (The Cry of Dolores) - Commonly known simply as "El Grito" (The Cry), Hidalgo's call for Mexican Independence. More information about the celebration of El Grito: www.sanmiguelguide.com/tour-el-grito.htm, and here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grito_de_Dolores

1st Annual Club De Pesca Deportiva Cabo Del Este - The 1st Annual Club de Pesca Deportiva Cabo del Este, A.C. Marlin, Dorado and Tuna Tournament will be held on the East Cape, headquartered at the Hotel Buena Vista south of Los Barriles. Anyone interested in more information or in participating in the Club, contact Felipe Valdez, President, cell 624-122-5019. - felipe [- at -] hotelbuenavista.com, www.hotelbuenavista.com/

Mexican Independence Day Celebration - Guaycura Sky Deck presents a Mexican Independence Day Celebration with Folkloric Dance, Live Music and Traditional Food. From 1 PM on. - Hotel Guaycura, www.guaycura.com.mx, frontdesk [- at -] guaycura.com, 612-175-0800, Todos Santos
Sunday, September 16th
Mexican Independence Day - Official Mexican holiday. Schools, banks, government offices and some businesses are closed. Downtown parades in many cities. More information here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grito_de_Dolores

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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. - The Baja Western Onion

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Misc. Sales and Services Available

2002 Ford Explorer For Sale - Quiero vender una Ford Explorer Modelo 2002 6 Cilindros(V6) Motor 4.0 Lts, tiene 108,000 millas, aire acondicionado, stereo cd, transmision automatica, traccion sencilla. Esta importada como nacional, buenas condidiones en general tanto exterior como interior. Las placas estan vigentes de 2012. El precio es de 5,850 usd (obo). Telefono para informacion: 6121431508. Email: jocama85 [- at -] hotmail.com

I would like to sell a 2002 Ford Explorer, 6 cylinder, 4.0 Liter V6 motor, with 108,000 miles, air conditioning, stereo CD, automatic transmission, single traction. It is imported with 2012 plates, in good condition inside and out. The price is $5,850 USD (or best offer). Telephone for information 612 143 1508. - Josue (Pronounced "Ho Sway") Castillo, jocama85 [- at -] hotmail.com, 612 143 1508, Pescadero

Hotel Or Residential Electrical Maintenance - Electrical maintenance systems for hotel and home. We can offer a monthly visit to clean solar panels, tighten the screws on the electrical network and sealing the battery terminals with silicone. New projects and preventive maintenance. 24x7 emergencies - Marco Edmundo Castro, marcoecastro [- at -] hotmail.com, (612) 139-5517

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

Wheelchair Accessable Van/trailer - 2001 ford e250 van fully loaded with side barn doors/lift,45000 obo ,1993 sierra cobra 24ft fully loaded and upgraded to 2011 standards trailor 10000 obo,pics/more upon request - Jay Douglas, wcdude65 [- at -] yahoo.ca, 624 168 9074,250 999 9013, 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

Housesitter/Pet Sitter Available - I am a retired professional who is available to care for your home and or pets. I have visited Todos Santos and have friends who have a home there. So, am familiar with area. I will be available from Dec 25-March 31. Local references available. Thank you - Betty Morgan, bettycmorgan48 [- at -] gmail.com, USA 503-758-0793
RV/Trailer Living Site - Lot for rent. For RV or trailer ocean view. electric water phone hook ups. USA phone # 1-818-521-8316 third lot from the end on the right side of the street located at low mas del pacifico. Los palmas street 3000 square meters of land block wall on one side shade tree in back Nice quiet mature neighborhood. jensmarine [- at -] hotmail.com. - Jens Gropp, jensmarine [- at -] hotmail.com, 661 977-0116, Cabo San Lucas

Long Term 'House Sitting' Position Desired - I am a mature professional seeking a long term position care taking your property. I moved to Pescadero last Nov. from Santa Cruz, Ca. I am a designer and photographer and do my design work from my home. My website: photosumitra.com Partial rental payment considered. I am care taking a home in Los Tunas and will be available Oct. 9th. Local and US references available. - Sumitra Peterson, photosumitra [- at -] sbcglobal.net, www.photosumitra.com, 612 151-3848

Good News For Investors And Local Residents - Reduced Price! Ocean View Lot In Cerritos Beach! Great Location! - Ocean view lot, just steps away from the beach. - Great location in Cerritos Beach. Electricity service near by, no need to invest thousands on solar. - Paved access. Only five minutes away from main Highway (4 lanes Transpeninsular). Excellent Investment Opportunity! With development taking place next door, the value of the land is rising! Front of Lot: 30m (98 ft) Total Area: 1,110 m2 (12,000 sq. ft.) Reduced Price: $95,000 USD Google maps: http://g.co/maps/rq3jv Pictures upon request: Front of lot with ocean view and condo development next door (reference of development: www.solpacificocerritos.com) - Angel Arteaga, a.arteaga1980 [- at -] gmail.com, (612) 155-5555, 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

Need A Ride From Loreto To Scoprion Bay Or At Least To Insurgentes - I fly into Loreto on September 9 at 1:30 PM. I am going to Scorpion Bay. Is anyone going to Scorpion Bay that day? Or at least to Insurgentes? I will pay for the gas plus $25. - Justin Dow, justindow [- at -] yahoo.com, MX- 624-157-2842 / US- 912-399-421, Loreto

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

Need Ride From Ca To Todos Santos - In Santa Cruz, CA now. Want to ride share (your car or RV). My pug and 2 suitcases won't take up much space. Will share driving and expenses. Want to be home by October 1. Can leave around September 17 but can be flexible. - Pat Raines, GypsyMama59 [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos

Caravan From California Approx. Oct. 1 - Looking to caravan or a possible ride share from California starting approximately Oct. 1 to Todos Santos. Please respond to jenniferlindberg5 [- at -] gmail.com. Thank you, Jennifer - Jennifer Lindberg, jenniferlindberg5 [- at -] gmail.com, 505-206-8618, United States

Caravan/rider Early October - Hi. I am looking for either a rider or someone else driving up to the States around the first of October who would like to caravan. Rider to share comfortable and reliable SUV with me and my 2 dogs. Plenty of space on the way up for luggage. I need to be in San Diego by October 5th. If you surf, possible stop in Scorpion Bay for a night or 2? If not, I will go another time and we can do the direct 2 day trip north. gravitygirl007 [- at -] hotmail.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

Please Adopt Me - My name is Jackson, I'm a one year old male long haired (silky) white terrier. I have been neutered and had all my shots. I am loving and lovable and very well socialized. I get along just fine with children and other dogs. If you want to have a look at me (I assure you I'm adorable), please call Mariposa and we can meet. - Mariposa, 612-176-3119, Pescadero

Please Take Me Home - Beautiful, loving, playful, litterbox trained year old Calico cat, Chiclet needs a new home. She is neutered and up to date with shots. Due to severe allergies we are unable to keep her but we love her so much and want to make sure she goes to a special home. She was rescued as a kitty and has grown into being a grateful loving adult cat. Please consider her for your house cat. bbnbugs [- at -] yahoo.com, 6121543380, 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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