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Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake 76 km (47 miles) NNE of La Paz - This evening, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 05:45:26 PM, a strong Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake hit North east of La Paz in the Sea of Cortez. The quake's epicenter was located 47 miles north of La Paz, and was centered 10.1 km (6.3 miles) deep in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Several aftershocks have already occurred and more may follow. More information here: latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/09/62-earthquake-off-baja-followed-by-other-shakers.html, and here: earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000cw0l.php -
Sea Turtle Hatchling Releases In Todos Santos - Olive Ridley hatchling releases now through Nov. 15 at the corral in La Cachora. Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Black sea turtle hatchling releases Nov. 15- April at the Incubation Greenhouse in Las Tunas. Check out the free Got Baja map for directions. Hatchling releases are open to the public and FREE of charge! - Tortugueros Las Playitas, tortugueroslasplayitas [- at -] gmail.com, www.todostortugueros.org, Todos Santos
Buen Provecho Cooking & Cultural Classes In La Paz - This winter, take part in cooking classes that are both interesting and informative.
Winter 2013: Buen Provecho will introduce a new series of cooking classes in La Paz, with the encouragement and business mentorship of Se Habla ... La Paz Spanish Language School owner Juli Goff, who says that the new cooking program is exceeding her expectations, because “it’s about the cuisines of Mexico, but so much more. It brings in history, archaeology, linguistics, and the role of the ingredients in the daily lives of people, it’s fascinating!”
Buen Provecho partners Denise Elliott, a professional Chef/Instructor and Renée Lagloire, a Social Anthropologist, have all the ingredients to keep you engaged in Mexican culture and cuisine. Eventually the friends decided to merge the highly participatory cooking style that Denise provides with conversations about the cultural context within which the ingredients and the foods fit.
“Our mission is to have fun, to continue to learn, to teach others what we know, and to enjoy amazing foods with interesting people from all over the world,” explains Denise—to which Renée adds, “Our students will be working with local ingredients and learning about their origins, their uses, and how to handle and store them.” The classes can be in English, French, Spanish (or all three) -- and will highlight Spanish vocabulary for the Spanish learners.
Please stay tuned for more information about the classes, which will officially be launched in the afternoons starting December/January. Be sure to check www.BuenProvechoLaPaz.com for additional information about course content, fees, and a calendar of classes. Registration and payment for classes will be through www.SeHablaLaPaz.com.
Stop - Don't Throw It Out - What you don't want, someone else will. Save your unwanted items, clothing, household items for the tianguis in early December and help support Kittie Heaven. The only cat and kitten refuge in Todos Santos is entirely dependent on donations and money raised at the tianguis each year. At the moment there are 30+ homeless cats and kittens being housed, cared for and fed - and of course neutered. Please call and we will arrange to pick up your donations. - Angelique, bajakitties [- at -] yahoo.com, 145-0250
Donate Materials To Use - Hi there. My name is Maryzonia and I give art and craft clases to kids and adults in San Antonio at the cultural center in front of the San Antohio Church. We are reaching out to everybody and anybody who is willing to donate any sewing materials so the students can make dolls and animals that we want to donate for Christmas to the more needy. Thank you - Maryzonia Diaz, creazonya [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-119-7668
Looking For A Good Plumber - Hey all you summer survivors ... I am looking for a good plumber for small repair jobs in pescadero. Thanks! - Emilia, organicminded [- at -] yahoo;com
Heads Up RE: ATM Charges At Bancomer! - I used the ATM at Bancomer yesterday in Todos Santos and was shocked to see the bank charge was 66 pesos ... up from 21 pesos. I canceled the withdraw and went to Banorte where they charge 38 pesos. Someone told me if you have a Wells Fargo bank account, Bancomer will only charge 21 pesos but for all other banks...beware. Might as well take your money out of Banorte and save 28 pesos/withdraw. Does anyone else know why Bancomer has jumped up their ATM charge? - J Power, palapapower [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Twice Yearly Sun Outage Cycle Begins For TV and Internet Communications Satellites - September 27 marks the start of the twice-yearly sun outage cycle in Baja California Sur as the sun lines up behind the communications satellites on it's movement South each fall. In the northern hemisphere, sun outages occur before the March equinox (February, March) and after the September equinox (September and October). You may experience a loss of TV channels or Internet service for a few minutes each day thru October 06, 2012. Sun outage will affect all satellite users of Dish Network, Shaw Direct, HughesNet, Starband, SKY, Dish Mexico and VSAT Internet systems. Start and End times will be different for different satellites. Sun outage will occur again in March, 2013, as the sun once again moves north in the spring. - Alan Thompson, alan [- at -] BajaSatellite.com, www.bajasatellite.com, (530) 903-4257/33 8421 1142(MX), Todos Santos
Marley - The Life, Music & Legend Of Bob Marley - This fascinating new documentary, starring Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, with rare footage of Bob Marley, reveals the making of this legend who created Reggae, and brought people of all races and politics together thru his desire for 'One Love'. Jamaican Dinner at 6pm, movie at sunset (7:30pm). Info & Directions: http://tsbmp.blogspot.com bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com
Heaven On Earth, Workshop In Todos Santos - Heaven on Earth is the workshop that produced the Sun Monument Mosaic Mural last year, mounted in the central, historic plaza of Todos Santos View a movie about the workshop at http://vimeo.com/38655199. This year, 2013, will feature Chandeliers, magnificent, creative light sculptures, using glass, steel, ceramic and mosaic mediums. Dates Jan 7-11, 2013, reserve your place by contacting Donna Billick. - Donna Billick, rockartus [- at -] aol.com, artsciencefusion,ucdavis.edu, 530 219 5918 in US and Todos Santos
Car Rental & Travel Health Insurance - Could someone let me know how to book a car rental at SJD Airport that I can return in Todos Santos a week later? I've tried the Budget reservations office number and they have no record of Budget in Baja Sur and neither do the online car rental services. Isn't Budget in TS and at the airport??
Also, I'm looking for medical travel insurance. Any experiences with that? Good company? Not-so-good? - Jolyn Wells-moran, jowellsmoran [- at -] gmail.com, Pescadero
Kids Planting Lunch - There's a great program in NYC, kids learning to plant healty lunches. Here's the link: www.healthyschoolfood.org/index.htm With the highest rates for obesity (and childhood diabetes) in all of Mexico, this is a project BCS really needs. Ideas for getting started here? - , allinharmony [- at -] gmail.com, La Paz
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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.)
Thursday, September 27
Dinner And A Movie - 7:00 PM, Cerritos Beach Brewing Co., Pescadero. We are going to start showing the "Breaking Bad" series and showing 2 episodes every week, seasons 1-4 - Contact: Robert Dale cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, 612 102 1534, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.wordpress.comFriday, September 28
Marley - The Life, Music & Legend Of Bob Marley - New documentary starring Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, with rare footage of Bob Marley. Jamaican Dinner at 6pm, movie at sunset (7:30pm). Info & Directions: http://tsbmp.blogspot.com - , bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com
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Misc. Sales and Services Available
RV Park In Pescadero - Now taking reservations for our small RV park in Pescadero. Just a few minutes walk to San Pedrito beach. Full hook ups with cement pads. Limited space available, only 14 spots in park. Would prefer long term or monthly. Sorry no daily reservations available. Email for more details - Wendy, tropicalcasitas5 [- at -] gmail.com, 624-191-2931
Home Items For Sale - The following list of items are for sale due to moving and the items are all brand new with the exception of a few pieces.
• HotPoint Refrigerator, 2000 Pesos • Brand New Professional Ping Pong Table, 2500 Pesos • Cherry Dining Table and Hutch, 7000 Pesos • Brand New AOC 43 Inch Plasma TV, 5000 Pesos • Brand New Whirlpool Large Format Microwave, 800 Pesos • Brand New B & D Air Compressor with attachments, 1500 Pesos • Brand New B & D Grass Trimmer with attachments, 750 Pesos • Multiple Yard tools, 1000 Pesos • Air Mattresses - 2 sizes with pump, 300 Pesos • Large High Speed Fan, 200 Pesos • Large 52 " Rear Projection TV, 800 Pesos • Decorative Floor Lamp & matching telescopic end table, 1300 Pesos • Decorative Wall Art Painting, 800 Pesos • Full Sets of China, Dishware, Pots, Pans and Utensils, 4000 Pesos • Brand New Industrial Construction Lamp, 1000 Pesos • POOL - 6 months old-Above ground 8 meters by 1 meter Round, 3000 Pesos • Koblenz Vacuum, 400 Pesos • Circular Family room Coffee Table, 250 Pesos • Circular Family room End Table, 350 Pesos • Kids Play Table for two, 300 Pesos • New ergonomic office chair, 500 Pesos • Various plants • larger cooler on wheels, 200 Pesos • Charcoal Barbecue, 100 PesosBulk Pricing is available - Roberto Fontana, 612-178-0200, Todos Santos
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
Solar Water Heating Systems - Solar Water Heating Systems for home or pool locally designed and built for the latitudes of Baja Sur. Eliminate water heating costs. Solar is non-polluting and renewable; tap into the free power of the sun. Visit our updated website! - Skip Ackerman, info [- at -] solsticesolarofbaja.com, www.soslticesolarofbaja.com, 624-142-8002 or 970-963-0846
Transportation Discount - Why take the bus when you can travel Baja in style. Safe Ride in Baja Sur Fall special: Travel from Cabo to La Paz or Todos Santos, $149 US one way for up to four people, schedule before Oct 15th and mention the Facebook promo for the discount. Good for travel anytime in 2012. Check us out on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Safe-Ride-in-Baja-Sur/261003813942740. Please email us to check on available dates. saferideinbajasur [- at -] gmail.com - Safe Ride, saferideinbajasur [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
Spanish Classes With Guillermo Bueron - New Language Workshops in the Cultural Center Todos Santos. Learn, practice or master Spanish utilizing the Berlitz Method through Total Immersion. Interactive classes for all levels.Interviews and evaluation Oct. 1 at 10AM. Baja Beans Pescadero. Classes start Oct. 2 at 1 PM. Next tour to Cuba November 12. - Guillermo Bueron Prieto, g_bueron [- at -] yahoo.com, www.guillermolanguageandtravel.com, 612 161 4165, Todos Santos
Shipping Goods To Mexico? - Freight forwarding, customs clearance, 25 years experience, Voted "Best in Baja" Courteous, trustworthy, professional. Big enough to serve, small enough to care. Importing your precious goods into Mexico can be complex and intimidating. Let us show you how to keep your costs down. - Monica Page, mpage [- at -] monicapagelogistics.com, www.monicapagelogistics.com, 619-666-4529
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted
House For Rent Downtown La Paz - 1 bedroom, 1 bath house for rent on Revolucion and Encinas (3 blocks from the Malecon). Fenced garden with fruit trees, gated parking, completely furnished, A/C. Great location! Safe neighborhood. $400 per month + utilities. 6 months minimum. Contact (612) 152-3435 or 128-7626. - Christine Or Hilda, tremblay [- at -] usa.net, 612-152-3435, La Paz.
Huge Home 1 Block From The Beach For Rent - 100% Solar And Fully Furnitured - Exquisite Hacienda style home in Agua Blanca (Northern TS) for long term rental:$700.00 month. No House sitters, serious inquiries only please. Available this October. - Eduardo Reyes, info [- at -] villasaguablanca.com, www.villasaguablanca.com/House.html, 612-149-8903, Todos Santos
Looking For Casa To Rent - Looking for a casa to rent for 7 to 8 months starting Nov. 1. Have references -lived in Todos Santos area the last 3 winters. I am a single, 67-yr-old male-don't drink or smoke. Would like a casa with inter-net already installed- I am able to pay up to $500 a month with utilites. - Chuck Mills, grumpachuck [- at -] comcast.net, 206 331 7897
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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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Ride Available To TS Starting From Calgary - I will be leaving Calgary October 4 and driving down I-15. Probably leave San Diego October 7 or 8, and figure 3 days to TS. I have a seat for one person and a fair amount of cargo room. Sorry, no "unaccompanied" cargo. - Les Schubert, lschubert [- at -] platinum.ca, 403 931 2628, 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 From San Diego Oct. 13 - Hi. I am looking to caravan with someone from San Diego to Todos Santos on October 13th. I am slightly flexible on dates so if a departure later would work better for you, that is an option. I can leave up to 2 days later than the 13th. 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
Arizona To The Baja Via Baja Ferries - Looking for anyone wanting to caravan over the border at Nogales, late November or early December. I speak fluent Spanish and can help with your translations. I drive with my two dogs and take the Baja Ferry. Please let me know if you plan on driving down my schedule can be flexible. Sylvia - Sylvia L. Ossa, treaturfeet [- at -] yahoo.com, 928-202-4926, 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
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
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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