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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Tuesday, September 11, 2012
... in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground.

           The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it,

                     far above our poor power to add or detract.

                               ~ President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1863

News and Events, Questions and Answers, Food And Fun

Would You Like To Read To Kids? - Escuela Pacifica, Todos Santos' not-for-profit primary school, seeks volunteer readers to read to English learners. Are you interested? Our kids are great, and are eager to learn English. Please contact me for more information. Thanks! - Serena S., info [- at -] escuelapacifica.org, escuelapacifica.org/Escuela_Pacifica/Escuela_Pacifica.html, 612 13 28913, Todos Santos
Sharing Practical Skills - Do you have practical skill that you are willing to share with your local Baja community? It could be carpentry, building with adobe bricks, making your own cheese, setting up a 12 volt solar system, keeping chickens, goats or bees, building a bread oven, making home made preserves or wine, creating items out of repurposed materials. Maybe you are working on a practical project and are happy to show people how they could do it too, or maybe you need volunteers to help? If you would like to be kept informed of such skill shares and other BajaPerma updates, keep checking our website and /or 'like' our facebook page. - Jacklyn Robert, bajaperma [- at -] gmail.com, www.facebook.com/BajaPerma
Introduction To Baja Green Network - Friday, September 21. Opens 5.30, film & talks 7.30, Teatro Luna Azul, Todos Santos. Don't miss out on the launch night of BajaPerma! Displays, film, speakers from green building & food growing projects, networking. How to pick up new practical skills. See website for more info. - Contact: Jacklyn Robert bajaperma [- at -] gmail.com, 6128684019, bajaperma.wordpress.com/

Free Palm Trees - I have lots of 2'-8' Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia Robusta). Easy to dig and transport because they are not too big. nancyserfas [- at -] aol.com

George Harrison Memorial Concert - Friday, Sept. 14. A beautiful movie, filmed at Royal Albert Hall, George's music performed by good friends Eric Clapton, Paul Mcartney, Ravi Shankar and so many more. Delicious Indian Curry dinner, vegetarian or chicken at great prices. Dinner & drinks from 6pm, movie at sunset. (7:30pm ) bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, tsbmp.blogspot.com
Suki's News - Hi everyone, this is Matt. Suki tells me it is too hot down there and it has been raining so she is closing down for a month. We plan on being open in the last weeks of Oct. Also thank you to R,F., for delivering Sukis' b-day present. Thanks to everyone for the spring and summer business, we enjoyed it. Except that it is too hot in the summer, just like I said it would be. No one ever listens to me. Peace. Matt - Suki Lim, 612 145 0847

Looking For A Dairy Cow - Does anyone know where to could buy a dairy cow and how much one would cost? nancyserfas [- at -] aol.com

Please Adopt - Puppies & Mamma - Stop me if you've heard this one before ... but we found this little family on the side of the road, mamma near starvation, and simply couldn't leave them. However, we already have 6 pets plus 9 chickens so we can't keep them. Mamma is about 1 year (? or so ?) old. Puppies around 6 weeks. We figure they can go to a new home in a week or so. Call or email for more details and pics. 612-147-2149. ashleyself [- at -] hughes.net, Pescadero

Road From San Felipe To Chapala (Mex 5) - Is It Paved Yet? - Has anyone traveled lately on the road along the east coast of northern Baja? We've heard it was paved to Puertocitos and a bit beyond but we are wondering if it has been improved beyond that and what is the present condition of the road in general. It used to be the road from Hell with awful washboard. But it is the most direct route for those of us returning from the southwest part of the US. Sure would be nice to make use of it on our trip back the first week of October. So please let us know asap if you have any updated info. Gracias. - Tracy Monk Durland, mazytronk [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos

Bus Service Available? - Would like to know if the bus service between Todas Santos and the airport is still available. If so I would appreciate their emali address please. Returning 2nd week of Oct. E mail Althea at althea0716 [- at -] shaw.ca - Althea, althea0716 [- at -] shaw.ca

Hotel Casa Tota And La Santeña In Downtown Todos Santos - Gone surfing! And fishing, traveling,hiking,exploring and generally gathering inspiration. Chef Tony is headed to D.F. to share ideas with young chefs from all over Mexico.

We'll return October 1st fresh and ready for the winter season. Please come say hello so we can show off how great we look after a month of rest and relaxation! (As if Claudia could look any better ... unfair!)

Thank you for all the support and we look foward to reconnecting in October. HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612-145-5090, Todos Santos

Attention Democrats - It is really important that you vote in the upcoming election. Please make sure you are up to date to vote. If you have any questions or need to register or reregister as an out of country voter, please go to this website: Overseas Vote Foundation Website - www.overseasvotefoundation.org, Email info [- at -] overseasvotefoundation.org. It makes it all so simple. We still want our medicare and social security even though we live here, right? - Pam Cobb, senoracobb [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-102-7983, Todos Santos

December 5 K Run! - I know it's hot here in Baja, but at least we can start thinking about the upcoming Todos Santos 5K run scheduled for Dec 29th, and those of you in cooler climes can actually begin training. This is great motivation to make a lifestyle change of healthy eating and healthy exercise to join your friends in being the best you can be. - Tori Sepulveda, oscarnotori [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos

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

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

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.)

Wednesday, September 12
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 13
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

Dinner And A Movie - 7:00 PM, Cerritos Beach Brewing Co., Pescadero. Dinner, a pint of Handcrafted Ale or Handcrafted Soda, and a movie for 100 Pesos. Contact: Robert Dale cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, 612 102 1534, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.wordpress.com
Friday, September 14
George Harrison Memorial Concert - Filmed at Royal Albert Hall, George's music performed by good friends Eric Clapton, Paul Mcartney, Ravi Shankar and so many more. Indian Curry dinner at great prices. Dinner & drinks from 6pm, movie at sunset. (7:30pm) bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, tsbmp.blogspot.com
Saturday, September 15
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 16
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

Brews And Blues - 4:00-7:00 PM, Cerritos Beach Brewing Co., Pescadero. Come Enjoy Great Live Blues & Jazz Performed by The Brews & Blues House Band. Contact: Robert Dale cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, 612 102 1534, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.wordpress.com

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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

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. Also offering weekly mail/grocery/supplies pick up in Cabo San Lucas/La Paz for individuals, restaurants and hotels.

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

Wanted: Yard Work - Experienced gardner with references looking for additional gardening/landscaping jobs within the Todos Santos area. Fluent in English with own vehicle. Please call Jesus Palacios at 612-152-1485 Thank you. - Jesus Palacios, 612-152-1485, Todos Santos

Shaw Direct HD TV Receiver - Shaw direct HD receiver activated and ready to go $200, $50 per month for programming. (818)521-8316 Jensmarine [- at -] hotmail.com. - Jems Gropp, jensmarine2hotmail.com, 818 521-8316
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
Do You Need Home Services? - Electronic equipment repair, mechanical work, installation of mirrors and fittings, soldering of doors and windows, etc. Contact us, we are a team of prefesionales. Tel. 612-168-3318. e-mail: ernie_net [- at -] hotmail.com.

Necesitas algun servicio a domicilio? Reparación de equipos electrónicos, trabajos mecanicos, instalación de espejos y herrajes, soldadura de puertas y ventanas, etc. Contactanos, somos un equipo de prefesionales. Cel. 612-168-3318. e-mail: ernie_net [- at -] hotmail.com.

Submit your Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp

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

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

House Sitter Wanted - Need housesitter for 10 days, Oct 3rd to the 14th. Extremely comfortable home, Elias Calles, cable TV, all amenities, minimal care required, 2 cats and 1 dog, must have good references. Willing to pay for responsible person. - Leslie Light, leslie.light1 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-167-8351
Housesitting/Caretaking - Hola. My name is Melissa, I am a 33-yr-old professional from beautiful British Columbia, Canada. I am arriving in Baja Dec 10th and looking for anyone who may need some Housesitting or caretaking at there home or on there land. Also love animals if you have pet that needs to be cared for as well. I have many amazing references from friends in Pescadaro or in BC If you need. Please contact me at seedsofvitality [- at -] gmail.com - Melissa Hardy, seedsofvitality [- at -] gmail.com, Pescadero

House Sitter Available - Long-time Todos Santos House sitting couple looking for a new project. Construction management and general house care offered. Great knowledge of solar systems, watering systems and the way things work in Mexico. Dependable and trustworthy. Security for your home. - anothergreatday [- at -] live.com

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

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

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

<<< 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

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

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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