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Want To Save Water? Apply On The Toilet Exchange Program - La Paz - Niparajá Ac - The Natural History Society Niparajá, A.C. with support from the authorities of the La Paz Municipality will launch the second stage of its toilet exchange program in the city of La Paz. The purpose of this initiative is to help reduce water consumption through the replacement of high-consumption toilets for low consumption ones. This reduction will allow city residents to have more water available in their homes, thus enhancing their quality of life and economy.
The first phase was a great success, achieving an exchange of 1,000 toilets, which is estimated to save a total of 47.888 million water liters per year. The second phase has already started, the same number of toilets will be exchanged, and as a result of the two phases together, it is expected to save 95,776,000 water litters per year in La Paz. The country currently suffers the worst drought registered in the past 70 years; participate in these initiatives that contribute to save water, for us, for everybody. - Gabriel Patrón, www.niparaja.org, 6121221171, La Paz
The adventure starts on October 13, at La Picazon Restaurant, 7:45 AM. The restaurant is located just five miles away from the Desert Inn Loreto Hotel. The 3 mile swim through the Sea of Cortez will be supervised by Antares Ecological Group Loreto Bay Natonal Park and the Municipality of Loreto. The water temperature will be around 26 degrees Celsius (78 degrees Fahrenheit).
All participants are expected to show up at Hotel Oasis on October 12 at 7:00 PM for registration and explanation of the route. Schedule of the event:
Vegetariano En 21 Dias Launches - Vegetariano en 21 Dias launches on Oct. 1 to help Spanish speakers in the United States, Latin America, and around the world follow PCRM’s free online Kickstart program that has helped hundreds of thousands of people switch to a healthful plant-based diet.
In recent years, Spanish-speaking countries have been being inundated with unhealthful meat and dairy products, often displacing plant-based staples. A recent study says U.S. agricultural policies allow America to dump massive quantities of meat and other subsidies on Mexico. A survey by the Spanish Food and Nutrition Safety Agency found that red meat consumption has skyrocketed among the majority of Spaniards.
These unhealthful foods are driving obesity and diabetes rates through the roof. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 69.5 percent of Mexicans are overweight or obese. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among Latinos in the United States. In South and Central America 12.3 percent of all deaths are due to diabetes.
The Spanish-language Vegetariano en 21 Dias offers free access to 21 daily e-mail messages that provide three weeks of meat- and dairy-free versions of traditional, disease-fighting recipes from Spanish-speaking countries, nutrition webcasts, and tips and words of inspiration from celebrity coaches and nutrition experts. pcrm.org/media/online/sep2012/vegetariano-en-21-dias-pcrm-spanish-kickstart
Not Everyone Can Foster A Dog - But anyone can help buy food for them. There are now three more little darlings at Punto Lobos and they aren't finding the old-timers very good at sharing. Can you pick up a bag of dog food the next time you to go to Costco or Walmart or Sam's Club or wherever you shop. It would be greatly appreciated. - Maryann, maryann [- at -] bajawesternonion.com, 145-0791
Four 8-week-old Kittens Want To Live With You - Hi everyone! We want to live with you! We are 4 part-Savannah kittens brought up by Mama Dog and 2 Papa Cats. So we love everybody, people, dogs-- even spiders--I think.
Somos 4 gatitos parte-Savannah criados por Mama Perra y 2 Papas Gatos. Es por eso que nos encanta a todos—la gente, los perros, arañas--creo que tal vez. 1227120, 044 612 – 1208445. Paz.ice [- at -] prodigy.net.mx. - Pi Hopkins, Pazpan11 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-1227120/ 044 612 1208445
Feedback On Subarus? - I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it's a good idea to bring a Subaru to Todos Santos? I know everyone works on Toyotas, but what about Subarus? One friend said don't do it, bad idea. Or Hondas? I'd love any feedback on your experiences with either, so I can decided if I bring my 2000 Legacy down there, or get a Honda perhaps? Thanks for any info. - Debra Dawson, goodthym [- at -] mcn.org, (707) 964-0509
Save The Dates - Nov. 15-17 - A Spay and Neuter Clinic is scheduled with the wonderful vets from Colorado once again giving so generously of their time and expertise. But help is always needed. It is very satisfying and truly fun to participate. There are many ways of helping and you can choose yours. Or perhaps you would rather just acknowledge the kindness of these volunteers and bring lunch one day? Soft drinks and water are also needed and appreciated. Or you could pick up an extra package of paper towel or bleach on your next costco trip. Help us continue to reduce the population of unwanted cats and dogs from our streets. bajakitties [- at -] yahoo.com
Introducing Our New Local Services Directory - Beginning this issue, we will begin including a new Local Services Directory where you can quickly locate local businesses, products and services in one convenient online directory. We'll be expanding out directory over the next few weeks and would welcome your listing.
Special, Limited-time Introductory Offer: Now, your business can reach over 3,500 Baja Western Onion subscribers twice a week for as little as $5 per week. More Information HERE: www.bajawesternonion.com/advertising.asp -
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Exchange Rate - Mexican Pesos to $1 USD - Courtesy exchange-rates.org
Featured Events This WeekPlease 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 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.comSaturday, 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_DoloresSunday, 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
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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
Shipping Goods To Mexico ? - Export/Freight Forwarding Service ,25+ years experience Voted in reader's polls "Best in Baja". Friendly, courteous, Personal, professional. Staging in our San Diego warehouse, shipped to your door.Big enough to serve, small enough to care. - Monica Page, info [- at -] monicapagelogistics.com, www.monicapagelogistics.com, 619-777-8909, Baja California Sur
Submit your Misc. Sales and Services Available/Wanted articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
Oceanview Casa For Sale - This casa is close to the beach on a hillside with a great ocean view, located in Las Tunas. 2 bedroom, 2 bath and lots of patios to enjoy the views and extensive landscaping. Great vibe, check this place out! I am motivated to sell so the price is right. Please contact me a 612 100 7805 or email mimikeys2001 [- at -] yahoo.fr Ask for Mireille. - , mimikeys2001 [- at -] yahoo.fr
Elias Calles Beach Front Lot - Selling a large lot of 16,000 m/2 at beach will divide lot. City water at road and many fine homes in area. Asking $70 USD per m/2,obo. I can send out info. and pics. lowerbaja [- at -] gmail.com, 612-161-4728, Elias Calles
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 farmland, in between Cerritos and San Pedrito surf breaks. The house sits around a mile from the beach, in a peaceful and contemplative desert landscape with outstanding ocean and orchard views. The architecture shows minimalist style in a unique way, providing simple but sophisticated comfort in a tasteful fashion. Special rates for December. - Rodrigo Menendez, rmenende [- at -] gmail.com, casitaoasispescadero.blogspot.com/, Pescadero
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Rides or Caravans Available/WantedNote: 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
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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
Submit your Rides or Caravans Needed/Available articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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
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
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 -
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