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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Friday, September 28, 2012 - Weekend Edition
Featured Events This Week    
Local Services Directory    
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

This One Bears Watching - Los Cabos has been pretty lucky this year getting lots of rain with few major storm threats. Tropical Storm Norman, spinning up just south of us, bears watching:
Tropical Weather Outlook
Nws National Hurricane Center Miami Fl
500 Am PDT Fri Sep 28 2012

For the Eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude..

A poorly defined area of low pressure located about 90 miles south- southeast of the southern tip of Baja California is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms within a few hundred miles of the coast of western Mexico. Surface observations and satellite data indicate that a tropical storm may be forming...and advisories will likely be initiated later this morning. If this occurs... Tropical storm warnings would be required for a portion of the west coast of Mainland Mexico. This system has a high chance...80 percent...of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves northward at 20 to 25 mph. Regardless of tropical cyclone formation...tropical-storm-force winds are possible along the west coast of mexico between Mazatlan and Huatabampito during the next day or so. Locally heavy rains are already occurring along portions of the coast of western Mexico and could cause life- threatening flash floods and mud slides over the next day or two.
As always, you can track storm progress here: www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac, and here: www.eebmike.com. - The Baja Western Onion

Taos To Todos - I am driving from Taos, New Mexico to Todos Santos, BCS leaving this weekend. If you need a ride or would like for me to transport small items please let me know asap. I have room for one person, non-smoker if you are willing to help with gas. I am also open to a caravan but I am driving down the Baja highway. - David Woodall, 808-282-1181

Traveling The Baja With Dogs - Any recommendations for dog-friendly accommodations in or around Guerrero Negro? Thanks! - Robyn Fink, robynjon [- at -] comcast.net, 434-326-2205

Dharma Talks Resume Sunday, October 21 - Dharma Talks offered by Robert Hall, Sundays 10-11:30 am at La Arca located on Calle Topete corner of Pilar. The talks are preceded by a period of guided meditation with instructions in the Vipassana tradition and everyone is welcome. Select talks are also available online for listening from the blog site. We look forward to seeing everyone throughout the 2012/13 season. - Alvaro Colindres, eldharma [- at -] mac.com, roberthalldharmatalks.wordpress.com, 612-145-0676, 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 . If Raining, Come Saturday Sep.29 - , bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com

Music, Fun And Food - Great relaxing atmosphere in downtown Pescadero at Cerritos Beach Brewing Co. for great Beer, Food, and Music. Also homemade Root Beer, Cream Soda & Ginger Ale, Great floats.

Live Music every Sunday from 4-7pm, Dinner and a Movie every Thursday at 7pm. Hrs are 3-10pm except Sunday from 1-8pm, closed Mondays.

We have Pool and Board Games. Air Conditioning. If you are looking for a meeting place for a club or gathering, we have room, please contact: Robert Dale, cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.wordpress.com, 612 102 1534, Pescadero

Microgreens Localgrown For Your Salad !! - Now here in Todos Santos, we offer variety of local grown MicroGreens. Red Amaranth, Arugula, Mild Mix, Spicy mix, Cilantro, Sunflower. Lemon and Kiuri cucumber...Transform your salad into a super healthy salad !!, free delivery!!(La Paz, Todos Santos, Pescadero Area)
contact: Blanca Davis 6121041684 tierramagica1(AT)gmail.com - Blanca Davis, tierramagica1 [- at -] gmail.com, 6121041684, Todos Santos

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

Before You Start Your Trip To Baja, Here Are More Options For Making Donations To Hogar Del Nino! - Great news for tax deductible donations to Hogar del Nino! The following options are now available for making tax deductible donations: US check mailed to US address, BillPay using your online banking system, wire transfer from your US bank, donation via credit card or PayPal. If you’re headed down to Todos Santos soon, you may wish to make a donation via check before you depart the US. All other methods can be initiated in US or while in Baja. As always, thank you for supporting the children at the Hogar. For details on how to make all donation types, contact Nancy Serfas at NancySerfas [- at -] aol.com or Nancy Naigle. - Nancy Naigle, nnaigle [- at -] att.net, Todos Santos

Caretaker Database - Our new database for Homeowners and Caretakers is growing rapidly. The response has been extremely positive and new members are signing up. Here's what we do: We match together homeowners and caretakers based on their mutual needs. We will not waste your time by matching you with something that won't work for you, whether you are a homeowner or a caretaker.

Homeowners: We have caretakers waiting. We have caretakers available starting now as well as beginning in November. If you need a caretaker for 1 day or up to a year, we have them! Become a member today. Caretakers: Sign up now, we have homeowners seeking caretakers. To get more information contact Kathy now. We serve the Todos Santos and Pescadero area. - Pacific Loop Caretakers, pacificloop [- at -] gmail.com, 612-132-1586, Todos Santos

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

Wanted: Organic Farmer - I have one hectare of virgin land in Elias Calles I am willing to share crop. Stanley Patenaude, 624 147 7577, StanPatenaude [- at -] hotmail.com - Stanley Patenaude, 624 147 7577

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.)

Friday, 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

Baja Western Onion Readers Want To Know About Your Events! To Submit A Community Event, Go Here: www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp.

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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Featured Local Services Directory

Accounting Services

Frimar Group - SECOFI, INM, IMSS, foreign investments, FM2/3, registrations, immigration, property management, utility payments, water, CFE, fideicamisos, water rights. - E.C.M. Raquel Martinez Peralta, frimargroup [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-14-86907, Todos Santos.

Airport Transportation - Errands

Ernesto Miranda - Rides to/from La Paz/SJDC airports, courier services, errands, help dealing with Mexican business and gov't; Car Registrations, TelCel/TelMex, CFE, Seguro Social, etc. - 612-117-7497, ernie_net [- at -] hotmail.com
Computer Repairs

Josue Castillo Parts, service, cleaning, anti-virus, home networking. - jocama85 [- at -] hotmail.com, 612 143 1508, Pescadero
Home Furnishings And Storage

La Canada Del Diablo - Furniture, mirrors, spring air mattresses, lamps. Mon ~ Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Barbara Perkins, bperkins0403 [- at -] gmail.com, www.lacanadadeldiablo.com, 612-140-0069, Todos Santos.
Home Services

Todos Santos Technologies - Water Syetem Installation, Tinaco cleaning, Satellite TV system installs and repairs. - Humberto Pardo, showmethetruth [- at -] hotmail.es, 612-104-2000, Todos Santos.
Online Advertising

Your Business Here! - Put your ad in front of over 3,500 Baja Western Onion Readers twice a week for a little as $5.00 per week. Advertise your business here in our NEW Local Services Directory. More Info HERE
Hotels and Restaurants

Cerritos Beach Brewing Co. - Live music every Sunday, Thursday dinner and a movie. Open 3-10 pm, sundays 1-8 pm, closed mondays. cerritosbeachbrewing [- at -] gmail.com, cerritosbeachbrewing.wordpress.com, 612 102 1534, Pescadero

Hotel Casa Tota And La Santeña - Fine dining, lodging and entertainment. HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612-145-5090, Todos Santos.

Satellite TV And Internet

Baja Satellite - Shaw Direct, Dish Network, HughesNet, V-Sat, Voice Over Internet (VoIP), local networks. - alan [- at -] BajaSatellite.com, www.bajasatellite.com, (530) 903-4257 (US), (01) 555 351 0882 (Mexico), Baja California

Local Services Directory Advertising Information: www.bajawesternonion.com/advertising.asp

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

Tv Dish - 1 meter TV Dish new $300 - Sheri Van, cabosheri [- at -] yahoo.com, San Jose Del Cabo

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

wheelchair accessable bus - 1998 e350 ford diesel school bus type with rear lift,22ft and reliable with lots of power,holds 4 wheelchairs or scooters,very roomy,many new upgrades 25000 obo,we will do day and airport trips - H W, bajamobility [- at -] yahoo.com, 624 168 9074, Cabo San Lucas

Transportation Needs - i will be returning to todos santos from my address here in carlsbad ,california on the 8th-9th of october. if you desire to have some personal belongings or material brought down with me for a fee, 500 pesos for a 12x12x20 sized box. please send your belongings to: 1742 Catalpa Rd., Carlsbad, Ca. 92011. I am a safe driver with 41 years of driving experience and over 110 trips down the baja peninsula. - Patrick Silvestri, patsilvestri [- at -] gmail.com, 760 846-6644

For Sale - Brand New 12 foot utility trailer. Bought last month in LA, drove down and now don't need. $900. Washer Kenmore, Cream $200, Refrigerator, Whirlpool (Roper) medium size white $100. 612-134-8683 - David Ballard, davidballard [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-134-8683, Pescadero
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.

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For available Shaw Direct channels, go here: www.bajasatellite.com/shaw-direct-satellite-tv-program-listings.asp. We set up your programming account directly with Shaw Direct, allowing you to manage your account directly. For Shaw Direct programming and monthly subscription rates, go here: www.bajasatellite.com/ShawDirectProgramming.asp.
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Price includes Shaw Direct Account activation, and Canadian, US and Mexican Shipping and Importation. Installation not included. Custom installation in the Los Cabos area available. For more information Contact Us today: alan [- at -] BajaSatellite.com, www.bajasatellite.com, (530) 903-4257 (US), (01) 555 351 0882 (Mexico), Baja California Sur

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

Do You Have A Casita Near The Beach I Can Rent? - Looking for a simple casita near the beach to rent for a few weeks or a month, maybe longer. If you have a one bedroom clean casita near the beach, please send some photos and your weekly and monthly rates. Gracias, Joe bajajojo [- at -] hotmail.com - Joe, bajajojo [- at -] hotmail.com
Price Reduced To $232,000.00 For Quick Sale! - This beautiful new home is located in El Comitan, 15 minutes from La Paz (on the baja). It has a beautiful separate upper suite with private entrance. The upper suite is 710sq ft with 1 bedroom and 3 piece bathroom.

Beautiful roof top deck is an additional 436 sq. ft. Main floor is 1260 sq. ft with 2 bedrooms and a 3 piece bathroom. Has a large front porch and a cement 2 car carport. The in ground swimming pool is 14’ x24’ x 5 ‘. The property is secured with a plaster wall around the property line and iron gates.

For further information Contact Kent Hansen in La Paz at 612-124-8480 or email to kenthansen [- at -] shaw.ca

Price Reduced From 190000 To 160000usd - Lovely oceanview house for sale in todos santos, las tunas.2Bedroom,2Bathroom,2terrace,Big garden and an extra 2Rooms in the back of the house for only 160000USD reduced from 190000USD. - Mireille, mimikeys2001 [- at -] yahoo.fr, 6121007805

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

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

Ride Available To TS Starting From Calgary Oct. 4 - 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 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

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

Driving From New Mexico Early Nov. - 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#
Arizona To The Baja Via Baja Ferries Late Nov. Early Dec. - 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

Submit your Rides or Caravans Needed/Available articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp

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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 - The Baja Western Onion

Submit your Pet Corner articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitad.asp (and remember to Spay or Neuter your pets)

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