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The "Baja Onionskin" Returns - As we begin the 2012 season, our new publication, The Baja Onionskin resumes publication. The Baja Onionskin highlights community events, restaurants, shops, and entertainment each week in our local area. Delivered every Friday to area hotels and businesses, and available online for download and printing, The Baja Onionskin is intended for visitors to Todos Santos who may not be aware of local community events and services. The Baja Onionskin provides a quick, up-to-date, and convenient way for visitors to know what our community has to offer each week. Download and print the current edition of The Baja Onionskin in PDF format: www.bajawesternonion.com/Onionskin/current.pdf.
We offer paid commercial and non-profit sponsorship opportunities, which will allow your ad or coupon offer to appear each week in The Baja Onionskin. More info here: www.bajawesternonion.com/onion-skin.asp. If you are an area business, restaurant, or hotel, and would like learn more about advertising opportunities, please Email advertising [- at -] bajawesternonion.com. -
News and Events, Questions and Answers, Food And Fun
Benefit For Hugo Avilés Espinoza’s Family - Join us Saturday, Nov. 10, at Marina’s Bar & Grill, starting at 6 p. m. to raise funds for Hugo’s family. A donation of 50 pesos at the door gets you a night of outstanding fun and music, with two bands from Todos Santos, a Mexican band, and other local musicians. Drinks are available for purchase. Marina’s is right on hwy. 19, just south of the main intersection in Pescadero, with a “Bob’s Bigboy” in front. - Eduardo Mendez, www.PescaderoLife.com, 612 130 3267
Noche Mexicana -- Help Todos Santos Women Suffering From Cancer - Saturday, Nov. 24 at Hotel Casa Tota. Buffet of regional Mexican cuisine, Mariachi band, Raffles and Door Prizes. Ticket price: 200.00 pesos. Guaranteed to be an evening of great food, lots of fun.
All money raised help Todos Santos women with limited funding fight cancer. Tickets are now on sale at both Mercado del Sol grocery stores, and La Canada Del Diablo. Enjoy a nice dinner at Hotel Casa Tota, and assist community women to facilitate their medical treatment. Thank you!! - Barbara Perkins, bperkins0403 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-140-0069
The toxic mine, Los Cardones, aims to extract by cyanidation, 40 tons of gold over a period of 10 years, 11 tons of material will be processed daily, drawn from two open pits with a tailing pond of 120 ha. The project could eventually release more than 67 tons of arsenic during the milling process, laying it exposed to the elements forever. With the constant rains in the area the arsenic could end up permanently polluting the aquifers, which happened in the San Antonio and Los Planes area due to less risky past mining activities. There is currently a very high rate of incidences of cancer and contaminated wells.
The proposed toxic project is to be developed on the exact same site as the now defunct Concordia/Paredones Amarillos mine and will include a desalination plant in the community of Todos Santos, with the capacity to produce 7,500 m3 per day and a pipeline that will transporte the water 42 km to the project area. The mining project falls within the buffer zone of the "Sierra la Laguna Biosphere Reserve", which by decree, prohibits polluting activities and surface and subsurface discharge.
Today Invecture Group through Zapal Development Company SA de CV. holds the rights previously held by the Canadian mining company, Vista Gold. Open pit mega mines like Los Cardones threaten Baja California Sur. That is why organizations like Agua Vale Más Que Oro, Niparajá AC, Medio Ambiente y Sociedad y el Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental have come together and participated in the public hearing on October 25th. Visit www.defiendelasierra.org and sign the petition, help us defend our water. - Gabriel Patrón, http://www.niparaja.org, 612-122-1171, Baja California Sur
Attention All Artists - The Skull Project - Chicago had its bulls and Toronto has its polar bears. Now Todos Santos has it's cow skulls! The Skull Project is a fundraiser for Hogar del Nino. Any artist or crafter is invited to decorate a skull however they would like. Skulls will be displayed at Galeria de Todos Santos during the Art Festival in February and sold by silent auction. You can decorate your own skull or I have beautiful skulls for sale for 200 pesos. All proceeds will go to support the children at Hogar del Nino! - Nancy Serfas, nancyserfas [- at -] aol.com, PadrinoProject.com, 612-119-8047, Todos Santos
Border Crossing Info - Two Articles
1) I talked to Doug M. who was with Tom S. as they were crossing the new El Chaparral border crossing this morning. Below is his report about how the crossing works. For details, maps and photos see the Baja Guide at http://www.iwindsurf.com/travel.iws?genID=22
The new El Chaparral border crossing into Tijuana opened Thursday Nov. 1 2012 and is much easier to navigate and to take care of your FMM visa and bank fee than the old crossing. and 200 customs inspectors. To access the new border crossing from Hwy. 5 you will be directed to take a very sharp cubing 5 lane that curves from Hwy. 5 right at the border near the old crossing. This road heads west for 0.2 miles parallel to the border inside of Mexico. Then it makes a left into the new border crossing which you can see in the bottom photo below.
2) Monday, Nov. 5 -- We crossed into Mexico this morning at 10:30 am. Bottom line, quick and easy, and issuing FMM visas for tourists and holders of FM3 and FM2s. At the border at the end of Calif. I-5, we made a sharp right turn to the west, then after 0.2 miles a sharp left into some 20 or so entry lanes. I entered a center one and was directed a short distance ahead into one of many covered inspection stations. A young lady asked for our passports and car registration. She checked the passport name against the car registration name, and the registration VIN # against the number on the metal plate on the dash. Then she asked me to unlock the hood so she could inspect underneath. When I heard the rear hatch go up, I got out and found another agent looking in our luggage. When I explained we owned a home near LaPaz and would stay there for 6 months, the inspection ended. (The hood was never lifted and 50 miles later I noticed it bouncing up an down a centimeter or so and stopped to secure it.)
Next we were directed ahead to an uncovered parking area. From there it was a short walk back to the immigration offices. We filled in FMMs, paid the tourist fee of $29 at a teller window a few steps down a large hallway, and then took the receipts back to the first office to get our visas stamped PAID. Our traveling partners took the far right lane for "declaraciones" and parked by a blue fence next to the immigration offices. After paying FMM fees they circled back to the entry lanes, went through a brief inspection and joined us in the parking area. That was faster and better for trailers and large RVs. The exit from the parking area is to the right. Get in the right lane and take the ramp up and over the river bed and back north to the highway along the border to the toll road. The toll for cars this year is 30 pesos.
Even though offices were being painted and it was obvious many people were new to the job, entry to Mexico was quick and easy and immigration people were friendly and helpful. I'm writing from El Rosario. The road was in excellent condition, gas plentiful, and very little traffic. It was great to be on the Baja highway traveling 50-60 mph instead of fighting 8 lanes of cars going 80 mph on I-5. Tom Spradley - Courtesy, Baja Pony Express
Please Help Keep Unwanted Dogs And Cats Off Our Streets - The annual Spay/Neuter Clinic will take place next Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov. 15, 16, and 17 at La Canada del Diablo. Four vets from the U.S. along with several vet techs will join our local vets in a volunteer effort to reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats in our neighborhoods. This service is provided at greatly reduced or free of charge to those in the local Mexican community who could not afford otherwise to have their animals neutered.
This is a reminder that this special, volunteer Clinic is Not Intended for the general community who can and should pay for their own spay and neuter services, which most likely includes all of the readers of the Baja Western Onion. If you show up with your own pets intending to get free services meant for others less fortunate, you will be turned away. However, if you know of a truly needy Mexican household that cannot afford these services then please refer them to this event.
While the vets, both local and U.S. donate their services, there are still many expenses involved. The funds raised at the Fur Ball help offset these costs but there is never quite enough. If you have a shopping trip coming up and could help with a few purchases, the following items are essential:
2013-2014 "Call Me" Book - We're into the final month now. Obviously we can't begin to compile these pages until we have all the Residents and Ads completed. If you know someone that can use a business listing or an Ad, please speak to them soon. The Resident-Form data will be taken down by December 1st. For so many of us this Book is a "must-have" publication. The next Book will be produced for 2015. Best wishes to all! - Jan, Be [- at -] TodosSantos.me, http://www.todossantos.me/phonebook-ads.html, 145-0685
San Jose Organic Market - Come and Join us in our 10th season 2012-2013. At Huerta Maria, infront Jockey CLub. Down town San Jose. Lots of Food - Music - Art - Fun - Workshops. Every Saturday from 9 - 3. Support Local. - Horacio Sobarzo, info [- at -] sanjomo.com, www.sanjomo.com, 624 108 4235, San Jose Del Cabo
Wednesday, November 14, in the newly-renovated Garden Restaurant at Rancho Pescadero. 5-6 p.m. Cocktails & appetizers with live music by Tim Lang & Friends. 7-9 p.m. Dinner paired with a glass of wine serenaded by a local Mexcian Trio. ***Additional cocktails, wine and beer are available but not included in the price.
Mail Box Available In Todos Santos - We have recently moved our U.S. mail box from Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos and have room for one additional name. The U.S. address is in San Ysidro, CA and the mail will be brought to Todos Santos once a week. This is a reliable service for all mail, magazines and small packages. The cost is $123 per person per year. Please email if you are interested. maryanndoug [- at -] gmail.com
La Paz English Speaking AA - Monday and Friday at 9:30am., Wed at 4 pm. Location Crossroads Christian Fellowship 3124 Abasolo between Sonora and Sinaloa, La Paz. All meetings are Open Meetings of AA. Everyone who has a desire to stop drinking, their friends and family are welcome. - Contact: Frank H, zorba1360 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-154-1050 (cell) or Lynn cell: 624-137-4527, or email spiritaslj [- at -] gmail.com.
Katie's Jams - Katie was happy to see many of you this past Sunday at Baja Beans Farmer's market. She will be coming up to Pescadero this Sunday, as well, to sell her yummy homemade jams at Baja Beans. She will have plenty of Chile jam, Mango jam, Mango-Chile jam, Tropical Fruit Mix jam, Passion Fruit-Banana jam, Mint jelly, and Tomato Jam with her. Remember you can bring in your jar for $1.00 off your purchase. Buy local, Buy organic, Buy Real Food! - Katie Lopez, katieinus [- at -] yahoo.com, 624-176-5967, Pescadero
Todos Santos Open Studio Tour Coming Up - Call for Todos Santos Artists, time to sign up! The 4th Annual Artist Studio Tour is scheduled for Sunday, February 10, 2013, from 10am-5pm. This year The Arts Festival will put a special spotlight on Todos Santos as an art destination and will bring even more art lovers to our little town. The tour, which is the day following the Arts Festival, will again offer a glimpse behind the scenes of Todos Santos' artists, both well known and emerging. Art appreciators, with a map of studios in hand, will be able to visit over 25 working studios. Participating in this event will expose your art to art appreciators, and hopefully buyers, who will be focused on seeking art and artists on this particular day. Funds raised from the tour will benefit the children’s art programs provided by The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. Tickets will be available for $150. pesos at Cafelix and other locations a week prior to the event. The sign up deadline is December 7th, 2012. If you need an entry form please contact Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz at gruenitz10 [- at -] yahoo.com or www.artistsoftodossantos.com - Gloria S. Ruenitz, gruenitz10 [- at -] yahoo.com, www.artistsoftodossantos.com, 612-178-0103, Todos Santos
Looking For Raised Circular Gardening Beds - Looking for 1 or 2 raised circular gardening beds. They are made of a felt-like material. I already have 2 beds and would like a couple more. If you have any to sell or know where I can buy them locally please email me. Thanks so much! - Michelle, michellehar30 [- at -] hotmail.com
Skin Cancer Help - Can anyone recommend a dermatologist or skin cancer specialist in the area...La Paz or Cabo, or anywhere in a day's reach? - Christine Douglas, cdoug1946 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
Kundalini Yoga In Las Tunas - Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan focusing on Empowerment. Elevating your mood and Expanding your Creativity.. with Bhavani Noel. Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am- 11:15. 100 pesos. donation. At Casa Kundalini: directions Las Playitas road to Calle Viejo (past international towards La pastora..) marker is the mexican flag turn left..3rd house on the right, white house near Lagoon. Driveway has signs posted.
Kundalini Yoga and Mediation for Vitality: Wednesday at 5pm at Luna Azul. All levels welcome.please bring a mat, water, and blanket for relaxation. Private sessions also available upon request. Kundalini Mediation on Sunday evenings schedule upcoming. - Noel Cianci, noelcianci [- at -] me.com, 612.176.9870, Todos Santos
Lost Womens Wallet - Womens wallet standard size Maroon with black design. Hoping to have it found with all idenification, banks cards, FM3, social security card etc... Should anyone find this wallet please call me at 612 171 2062. Thanks so much, Bernadette L. Coyne. - Bernadette Coyne, bernadettecoyne49 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 171 2062, Rancho Nuevo
Wet Tile Saw Needed - I require a used wet tile saw. - Tom, thomasshusterman [- at -] hotmail.com, La Paz
Free Movie Tickets To Cine Bajo Estrellas - Cine Bajo Estrellas is offering free movie tickets for donations of old beach chairs or any kind of outdoor furniture. This is for locals who might not have their own chair when they come to a show. Cine Bajo Estrellas is an outdoor movie theater in South Pescadero. It is on the west side of the highway in the Nava Materials building. Opening in early December. CineBajoEstrellas2 [- at -] gmail.com, www.cinebajoestrellas.biz
Group Circut Training At Power Zone Gym - Working out but not seeing results? Always wanted a personal trainer but found them too expensive? Here is a chance to work with Hector Albert, a local experienced trainer and boxer at Power Zone. Albert will be hosting a Circut Training Program with focus on Core strength- 2 x's a week. For only 75 Pesos You will recieve an hour and a half of training. cardio program- weights, boxing, kickboxing exercises designed to tone and define..you will recieve individual attention, as well as group synergy...and a great way to practice your spanish and connect with local community!
Monday Mornings at 9 am & Wed afternoons at 4pm. You will learn the best workout for your body type and see results much faster ... drop ins & Newcomers Welcome. Come when you wish ~no commitments -bring water & towel please. Location: Power Zone Gym on Las Playitas road. For questions, contact Hector. - Hector Albert, romannus [- at -] hotmail.com, 612.144.4298
Looking For A Used Cheap Bicycle - I'm looking for a cheap bicycle to buy near el pescadero or todos santos area. 612-176-9074
As You Pack Your Bags To Come Home To Todos Santos - Please remember to pack an extra bag for the kids at Hogar del Nino. As the weather cools off, they need warm clothes. Fleece jackets are easily found at Goodwill. Shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirts, socks and underwear are always needed. Kids are age 4-15. Gracias! nancyserfas [- at -] aol.com
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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, November 09
Live Music - Live Music - Rumi Garden, Todos Santos. Fine Asian Fusion Dining. 12pm - 9pm, (612)-145-1088 www.rumigarden.comSaturday, November 10
Benefit For Hugo Avilés Espinoza’s Family - At Marina’s Bar & Grill, starting at 6 p. m. to raise funds for Hugo’s family. A donation of 50 pesos at the door gets you a night of outstanding fun and music. Drinks are available for purchase. - Eduardo Mendez, www.PescaderoLife.com, 612 130 3267Sunday, November 11
Blues and Brews - - In-house band, 4-7pm - Cerritos Beach Brewing Co, 612 102-1534, Pescadero, www.cerritosbeachbrewing.wordpress.comMonday, November 12
Casting Call For Play 2013 - 2pm, Teatro Luna Azul, Todos Santos. Casting for 'Till Beth Do Us Part' , a comedy that will play next Feb./March. 4 women, 2 men. Contact us to confirm. - bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.comTuesday, November 13
How To Make A Wood-fired Oven, Nov. 13, 14 & 15 - 10 am - 12noon daily, Teatro Luna Azul. Learn how to make a pizza/bread oven that works. Great for cooking meats too. $90us. Contact: bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, tsbmp.blogspot.comWednesday, November 14
Rancho Pescadero Celebrates - Three wonderful years in the community with amazing food, drinks and live music. $35 per person +tax. 5-6 p.m. Cocktails & appetizers with live music by Tim Lang & Friends; 7-9 p.m. Dinner paired with a glass of wine.Thursday, November 15
Dinner and a Movie - Movie [- at -] 7pm - Cerritos Beach Brewing Co, cerritosbeachbrewing.wordpress.com, 612 102-1534, Pescadero
The Print-edition Of The Baja Onionskin Online - The Baja Onionskin is a printable version of the Community Events Calendar for the week. During the summer, we'll discontinue printing out and distributing paper copies but we'll post The Onionskin in PDF format online for download. Please feel free to download, print and distribute to your guests and visitors as you see fit. You can download it here: www.bajawesternonion.com/onion-skin.asp. -
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Painting Easel For Sale - I have a Best Chimayo solid oak easel, well seasoned with paint but in perfect working condition. This easel has a single mast but is fully capable of supporting large as well as small canvases, is simple to use and can fold to be relatively flat. Google: "Best Chimayo" to see. Price is $100 US. - Doug West, westdoug [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-148-4286, Todos Santos
Ford Explorer Sport Trac For Sale - Luxury edition, air conditioner, 6 cylinders, automatic trans, leather seats, sunroof, baja plates. $6700 usd. Cel. 612-168-3318. ernie_net [- at -] hotmail.com
SUV Honda Passport For Sale - 1994 model, 6 cylinders, air conditioning, 4WD, automatic trans, 4 doors, baja plates. $23000 pesos. Cel. 612-117-7497. ernie_net [- at -] hotmail.com
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
News From La Canada Del Diablo - We are back and preparing for an upcoming season bigger and better then ever. We shopped hard, and now we have to clear our last years merchandise, to make room for the shipments that will be arriving soon. Come help us. Come save a ton of money. Come by and say hello. If you are new in town, come by and introduce yourself.
The last works of Charles Stewart, Todos Santos' founding foreign artist, have been discounted 20%. (Payment in the United States can be arranged). There are only a few remaining pieces. Own a piece of Todos Santos history.
The Todos Santos Fire Department, who by the way, (with the help of many other wonderful people) saved La Canada Del Diablo from burning to the ground this summer, are collecting donations of anything they can sell at this years 10th Annual World Class Garage Sale, scheduled for December 15 th. You may drop off your donations here at La Canada Del Diablo, in the storage unit area. The moneys earned, will go to help maintain and replace equipment. Our Fire Department needs our help. Thank you.
Have you been thinking about opening a business? Do you need a liquor license? Let's talk. - Barbara Perkins, bperkins0403 [- at -] gmail.com, www.lacanadadeldiablo.com, 612-140-0069, Baja California Sur
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 prefesionals. 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.
Todos Santos Beach House on a Tranquille Lush 5, 206.22 Sqmt Property - For Sale by Owner: - Two (2) separate driveway entries give the 5,206.22 sq meter (1.25 acre) property privacy from both the front and back, giving flexibility to build additional homes or to split in the future. Soil on the property is rich organic black soil, ideal for other organic gardening.
Property is an enclosed oasis and has unlimited access to farm water that nourishes the over 85 mature mango trees, 80 lush palm trees over 5 feet, passion fruit trees, citrus fruit trees and avocado trees, all of which give the property its cool shade that is coveted in the region and frequently not available on other properties of comparable or more value in the desert landscape.
* Property has power, water (both municipal and farm water), gas and Internet.If you have questions or would like to make an offer after viewing the property on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=krg9FEeiRtk), feel free to contact us. Save on the fee and make us a good offer. - Anh Walch, anhwalch [- at -] yahoo.com, 212-692-0912, Todos Santos
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
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