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Journey of Giving Medical/Dental Expedition 2013 - La Paz, BCS, Mexico - We are looking for medical/dental, personnel builders and gardeners, interested in a working holiday, to join our Journey of Giving Expedition, Oct. 12 – 19, 2013. The cost is $1595.00 per person. Once a year we take out a team of doctors and dentists from the Dept. of Health matched with nurses, dental assistants and dental hygienists from around the world to administer medical and dental healthcare to several remote communities in the Sea of Cortez. The expedition is onboard our 110’ ship.
We are also collecting donation items of dental supplies, First Aid supplies, sewing accessories, clothing and sports equipment. Contact: - Lela Sankeralli, lela [- at -] panterra.com, www.panterra.com, Canada 250 655 1915, La Paz
Community Participation - Our sincere gratitude to all the kind friends who have reached out and given their very much appreciated support and to those who have expressed concern and the desire to be of assistance however possible in regards to the unjustifiable abuse of authority and disregard for law and basic human rights we suffered on March 24th, Palm Sunday on the eve of Semana Santa when all government offices and judicial courts are closed for a week's holiday.
Here is something we can do collectively to prevent this unprecedented agressive incident from happening to you: Sign a petition which you can copy and circulate anywhere and everywhere. Copies of this petition in English and Spanish can be signed at La Esquina, Cafe Todos Santos, El Sol Markets 1 and 2, Santa Fe restaurant in Todos Santos and at Flora Farms in San Jose del Cabo. This petition has no legal implications or use. ( We are taking legal action as recommended by our lawyers.) However, signing this petition will be helpful in letting the responsible parties know that the people of this community and state are united in their concern. Thank you all for your support. - [Name Omitted By Request - Editor]
Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend in Most of Mexico - Don't forget to set your clocks forward! Daylight Saving Time (DST) is also called "Summer Time" or "Daylight Savings Time," and begins on the first Sunday in April in most parts of Mexico. This year, that falls on this Sunday, April 07. The state of Sonora does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
In 2010, the Mexican government authorized ten Mexico municipalities that border the United States to began Daylight Saving Time to correspond with US Daylight Saving Time. These areas include Acuna, Coahuila, Anahuac, Nuevo Leon, Juarez, Chihuahua, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexicali, Baja California, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and Tijuana, Baja California.
This change was requested to facilitate commerce with the US. Transportation and banking industries were especially affected by the three-week difference in daylight saving time and, in many cases, businesses had to to open an hour earlier in order to conduct business with US companies during the period when the two countries were on different times. More Info here: http://www.timetemperature.com/tzmx/mexico_dst.shtml -
126.7 Km Ultra-marathon Run To Save The Sierra - Runners will leave from La Ribera on the Gulf of California Saturday, April 6, at 3 a.m, pass through stations at Santiago (34.3 KM), San Dionisio (23.4 KM), the Sierra summit valley (20 KM), drop down to the La Burrera station (24KM) and then run to Punta Lobos (20 km), touch the Pacific and continue to the Todos Santos Plaza (5 km) arriving about 8:30 p.m.
This Ultra Marathon will be lead by Nicholas Triolo to call attention to the threat that open pit toxic gold mining poses to the amazing biodiversity of the Sierra la Laguna Biosphere Reserve. Recreational runners are welcome to run between La Ribera and San Dionisia or from La Burrera to Punta Lobos and into Todos Santos. Only experienced Extreme-Runners will be allowed to cross the Sierra de Laguna. There will be medical stations along the route and Biosphere Rangers will accompany runners through the Sierra.
Sponsored by Agua Vale Mas Que Oro (AVMO) in coordination with the Mexican Center for Ambiental Law (CEMDA), the Society for Natural History Niparaja, Society Organizada for Sud California (SOS), the Association for the Defense of the Environment and Sustainable Rural Development, Medio Ambiente y Sociedad (MAS) and the National Commission for Protected Areas (CONANP), the Municipality of La Paz and Los Cabos as well as the Municipal Delegations of La Ribera, Santiago and Todos Santos. In memory of Agua Vale Mas que Oro co-founder, Alessandra Ugolini. To register: delgolfoalpacifico [- at -] gmail.com. Information: www.defiendelasierra.org; www.aguavalemasqueoro.com. - Agua Vale Mas Que Oro, Info [- at -] aguavalemasqueoro.com, www.aguavalemasqueoro.com, 612 145-0050.info [- at -] aguavalemasqueoro.com
Grand Opening Special - On Friday, April 12, Mariscos El Pescadero, is offering a 2 for 1 Grand Opening special on its entire menu all day. So bring your friends and enjoy two meals for the price of one! Mariscos is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. with fresh fish served from noon to closing. Look for the big palapa roof on the ocean side of Hwy. 19 just south of the main intersection in Pescadero, across from the Azteca Nursery, and just north of the Tequila Ranch road. -
Dias del Nino (Special Children’s Day) Fishing Tournament - The East Cape Sportfishing Club is looking for donations of toys and other award items appropriate for children for this year’s second annual Dias del Nino (Special Children’s Day) Tournament, held on the celebrated day of Sunday April 28. This special event allows children to experience what generations before them have – a day of fishing on the Sea of Cortez. The Club has purchased a laptop computer, a prize that can be used at the new Computer Center, a Tablet which can also be used to access Internet there, a bicycle and two different sets of rods and reels (courtesy of Peen suitable for beach fishing). Extra rods and reels the Club can clean up and repair as prizes are also needed as well as fishing line, tackle etc. Items can be dropped off at the Spa Buena Vista Beach Resort.
Last year we had 50 kids and this year it looks like we’ll have 70 so any help would be greatly appreciated. Look for the full article next week in the East Capers (www.eastcapearts.com/eastcapers.html) and join in! Web Site: facebook.com/clubdepescacabodeleste Email: clubdepescacabodeleste [- at -] hotmail.com. - Courtesy Baja Pony Express
Satsang With Stephan Bodian - Author of Wake Up Now: A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening. Meditation, teachings, and dialogue in the tradition of Zen and Advaita Vedanta. Saturday, April 6, 9:30-11 am, Rumi Garden. Free. www.stephanbodian.org, Todos Santos
Recycling In Todos Santos - We are trying to organize once a month recycling for any plastic, paper and cardboard, metal and electronics. No glass yet. We need to bring it separate, and packed. No money involved. It will be in front of Miro's, behind Pemex. We need to have enough to fill up a Ford 350 pick up truck, once a month, to make it works --at least we can try! Start to save and pack. Day will be confirmed soon and we will need help to put posters in town. Still there is recycling the first Thursday of the month at Cosco Cabo and hope we can recycle glass at the factory in Cabo. - Cat Chambaret, CHAmbaretcat [- at -] mac.com, 612 102 83 93
I Need A Vehicle! - I would love it if someone would like to sell or rent me a car, truck or possibly a moped. The dates I would need to rent is from April 11th to the 22nd. Please email me if interested. Thank you! - Brendan Donohue, brendonohue.film [- at -] gmail.com, United States
Ana Has A New Menu! - Located next to Memo's Gym, and open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 5pm. Offering fresh Fish & Shrimp tacos, as well as Tortas de Pescado, fresh squeezed juices & smoothies; with daily specials like Fish Soup and other delectable treats. Stop by and check it out! - Ana Orozco, 612 136 4804, Todos Santos
Helpful Hints - I was raised by my grandmother and from time to time i would like to offer some of her "old world remedies" for our benefit: When you get a thorn that has broken off below the skin level and you are not able to get it out try this and you will be amazed: Take ordinary white bread and take the crust off of it. Open up the wound and clear away any skin that will hinder the path for the object to come out. Warm some milk and put the bread into the milk then quickly apply the bread/milk remedy over the wound. Cover with cellophane and let it set for 4-8 hrs. When you take off the bandage the object will be on the bread or very close to the surface so you can easily twizzler it out. - Rick Plaia, rickplaia [- at -] hotmail.com, 612.178.0000, Baja California Sur
House Wanted Nov. 2013 To May 2014 - No pets, no smoking, retired university instructor from Canada looking for a house to share with her daughter. Have spent the last 2 winters in Pescadaro and am looking forward to the next. Can you help me? - Kathleen Miller, kathleenmiller_esl [- at -] yahoo.ca, 612 147 7621, Pescadero
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Exchange Rate - Mexican Pesos to $1 USD - Courtesy exchange-rates.org
Featured Events This Week Return to TopPlease 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, April 05
David Raitt And The Baja Boogie Band - At the Crossroads Country Club, East Cape. - Dave Hutcheson, dave_hutcheson [- at -] hotmail.com, www.bajaboogieband.com, Baja California SurFriday, April 05 thru Sunday, April 07
Vajra Dance Course - Starts Friday at 2pm, La Arca, Todos Santos. The dance of the Vajra is a beautiful dzogchen meditation of movement and sound done on a large mandala. Anya Neyman will teach the introductory "Six Spaces'. All welcome. Contact: Laurie lauriecpb [- at -] gmail.com, www.tsegyalgarwest.orgSaturday, April 06
126.7 Km Gulf To Pacific Ultra-Marathon - Starting 3 AM at La Ribera, then thru Santiago, San Dionisio, La Burrera station, and Punta Lobos, and finish at the Todos Santos Plaza about 8:30 p.m. To register: delgolfoalpacifico [- at -] gmail.com. Info: www.defiendelasierra.org; www.aguavalemasqueoro.com. - Agua Vale Mas Que Oro, Info [- at -] aguavalemasqueoro.com, 612 145-0050Sunday, April 07
Daylight Saving Time Begins In Baja Sur - 2AM. Don't forget to set your clocks forward! More Info here: www.timetemperature.com/tzmx/mexico_dst.shtml -Monday, April 08
Eli Madden Plays Acoustic Rock - 5pm-8pm, La Bodega, Todos Santos. Eli Madden plays acoustic Rock and Roll featuring tasty originals and classic rock renditions. - Eli Madden elikewise [- at -] mail.com, 612-119-4659, www.myspace.com/Mountaingrip
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Misc. Sales and Services Available Return to Top
Gardner And Handy Man - Honest, hard working bilingual man with own vehicle. Experienced and dependable. Would like a position landscaping or helping with general maintenance. References. Please call: Jesus Palacios, 612-152-1485. - Jesus Palacios, palaciosbcs [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-152-1485
Trampoline For Sale - I have a trampoline --very large size in very good shape for sale. It does not have a net but was purchased at City Club and they have nets available to fit it. 2000p I am moving and also have a white work desk--with 4 large drawers, 500p, lighting equipment, kitchen items, a beautiful craftsman coffee table and chair with ottoman 1000p/ 5000p--in Pescadero--call to see these items 612 147 6458 - Cristian Alexis Cadena, brocer_m13 [- at -] hotmail.com, 6121476458, Pescadero
Spanish Crash Courses With Guillermo Bueron - Courses will be held from April 16 to May 02. Utilizing the Berlitz Method,Total Immersion and Interactive small classes of up to 4 participants. Morning courses will be taught at the Cultural Center in Todos Santos and in Baja Beans Pescadero we start at 1 PM. Welcome all levels. - Guillermo Bueron Prieto, g_bueron [- at -] yahoo.com, www.guillermolanguageandtravel.com, 612 161 4165, Todos Santos
Moving Sale - This Saturday, April 6th starting at 8am. We are selling outdoor and indoor furniture, exercise equipment, AC unit, ice chests, kid stuff, clothes, fishing pole, surfboards, small household items, dog kennel, dressers, etc. -take the road toward Rancho Pescadero, go north on the beach road, light blue house with palapa roof, few houses south of Surf Hotel at San Pedrito. - T.R. And Brandy Moore, trandbrandy [- at -] hotmail.com, 6121530779, Pescadero
Transportation Needs - I am in Carlsbad, Ca. and plan on returning to todos santos april 15th. I can transport any items that you may want delivered for a fee. I charge a fee of 500 peso's for a 12x12x20 inch sized box of material. I will need items shipped to my residence by april 13th for loading. I plan on returning to the states april 19th and will transport material to the states for the same fee. if interested, please contact me through email or by calling my usa cellular. - Pat Silvestri, patsilvestri [- at -] gmail.com, 760 846-6644
1998 Dodge Ram Pickup Extended Cab - 4 Door, Automatic, 8 Cylinder, Camper Shell. 4 new tires, Maroon, clean interior, runs great. 103,000 miles. $4,200. USD. Photos available. Todos Santos - Randy Chambers, chambers.tracie [- at -] gmail.com, 612-142-1024, Todos Santos
Quads For Sale - 2012 Polaris 500 Sportsman ATVs for sale. Around 1000 miles on each. Yellow one has 2500 lb Warn winch. Both have back racks and rearview mirrors. Great on sand, in the arroyos, and pretty much anywhere you want to travel off road. $7400 for yellow and $7000 for red. Pictures on request.candi15572 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612.124.8072, La Paz
Biodigestores, Cabañas Y Palapas - We are promoting a new product, Biodijestores and we built wooden auto sustentable residences and Palapas. For more info, feel free to call my cell we are here in La Paz baja now, i'm representing a great company. You like to buy a biodigestore? Call ASAP we got Free shipping an on a great deal for you, great promotions for April. we built the house of your dreams in paradise. - Willy Reyes, willyman2you [- at -] gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/O.G.Lapaz, 612 136 0440, La Paz
Classic Suzuki Samurai For Sale - 86 Suzuzi Samurai for SALE $1,500. Runs great! 4 cylinder, 4x4, classic, great baja truck to run around town! Registered with ONAPPAFA very easy to register in Baja and keep registered without needing South Dakota plates. http://onappafa.tripod.com/id2.html. Call or email at 612-149-8685 OR edurneferrer [- at -] gmail.com. - Edurne Ferrer, edurneferrer [- at -] gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200483457745635.1073741825.1133026908&type=1, 6121498685, Todos Santos
95 Landrover Discovery For Sale - 176,000 miles. 3.9 liter V8 with A/T Full time 4 wheel drive. Seats 7. Dual sunroofs. Front and rear A/C. Power windows and locks. Tow Hitch. Current South Dakota registration. $3000 US. Email for questions or to see it. - Tr And Brandy Moore, trandbrandy [- at -] hotmail.com, 6121530779, Pescadero
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted Return to Top
Commercial Real Estate - Commercial lot available on the main road in El Triunfo. 26K. For more info write to: sunsetmorghan [- at -] yahoo.com, El Trinufo
House For Rent In Todos Santos - 2 bedroom, 1 bath plus small separate palapa which serves as a studio or guest quarters. With an open floor plan, the house itself is oval and bathroom is round. The gorgeous palapa roof was created by Memo, the Todos Santos master of palm roofs. Located on a hillside in the La Poza area with town and mountain views. A short walk to the beach. Washer / dryer, A/C. Pet negotiable. Long term rental at $600 / month plus utilities. Email for photos. - Jane Sipe, jasi57 [- at -] juno.com, 707-291-6463 (USA)
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Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted Return to TopNote: 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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Man And Dog Seek Ride To The Us Portion Of California - Hello to all northbound travellers. I am a 31 year old organic farmer and writer travelling with a very well behaved medium sized dog. Currently in Todos Santos, we are looking to return to the states anytime after March 25th. I will gladly share driving responsibilities. Email me at chris_englin [- at -] yahoo.com. Namaste - Chris, chris_englin [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santo
Available For Ride Share Or Transport - 35 year old female and 12 lb adult dog looking to travel back to Washington State from Todos Santos. I am available to depart anytime late March (around the 28th) through the first week of April. I can ride share or transport your vehicle for you. I have done the drive several times in my own vehicle and speak Spanish so I would be an asset to the northbound journey. - Loni, lonijbeyer [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 14 26921
Ride To Santa Cruz, Ca? - Hello, I am looking for ride to Santa Cruz California leaving the greater Todos Santos area around April 8th for either me and or my bags. I am willing to contribute, drive, and would be good company. Please contact me with any questions. Safe travels! - Leflora Marisol, Leflora15 [- at -] gmail.com, 612 13 15 126, Todos Santos
Ride Needed From Airport April 10 - Ride needed for one person from Los Cabos Airport to TS or Pescadero Wednesday, April 10, 4:30 pm. Will pay gas. - Leslie, blcrane [- at -] mindspring.com
Heading To New Mexico - I will be heading to New Mexico via Baja ferry, Arizona, Las Crusas to Taos. Sometime early-mid April. Departure time is flexible. Looking for a rider to share the drive and expenses. Let me know if you are interested. - Rosario Carelli, wearethedrum [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
Ride Wanted Around May 1 - I am seeking a ride from Reno or any California city on the way to La Paz or Todos Santos on or around May 1. I am visually impaired, so cannot share driving. Will pay more for gas, etc. to compensate. Mellow older male with fun loving personality and sympathetic nature. - Curtis Harned, enigmafrog [- at -] gmail.com, (775)247-2605
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Pet Corner (Lost and Found pet articles will run for two weeks) Return to TopLet us know if you find or place your pet so we can remove your ad -
Vicious Dog Alert - I have been walking on La Cachora beach early every morning with my 3-legged, 10-year old local dog for more than 8 years without incident. Yesterday, Thursday, March 28, she was viciously attacked and brought to the ground by a brindle pit-bull type dog who had followed some fishermen to the beach. It was totally unprovoked. There are no rocks sticks or other weapons on the sand we could use to beat this dog off her. At the end of several bouts from which she escaped and he reattacked, we finally beat him off with one of the fishermen's sticks but she was in sorry shape, having had her one back leg chewed up. Warning dog walkers, carry a big stick and stay away from dogs guarding fishermens' packs. - Nicky, cortesnic [- at -] hotmail.com, Todos Santos
Free Kitties! - Wonderful cats looking for a good home. All healthy and happy. 2 kittens, adults fixed. All excellent hunters and terrific company! Female Orange long hair, very soft; Male Black short hair, very sleek; Male Black Long hair, Very loving; Kitten Famale short haired calico, litter box trained; Kitten Male, Orange medium hair, fixed, great outdoors! Give a kitty a great home! Here or abroad. Get endless cuddles in return - Leflora Marisol, Leflora15 [- at -] gmail.com, 612 13 15 126, Todos Santos
Lost Dog In Mulege - Can you help? While travelling North last week a friend became separated from his dog at the southern Pemex in Mulege. Any information on the dog would be much appreciated. Nina is a totally black, medium sized Shar Pei (not the wrinkly face kind). She is 18" to the shoulder, has a curled-up tail, small ears that point forward, and a black tongue. She was wearing a bright red collar and rabies tag. She looks a little fierce but is a really friendly gal. When lost she was in excellent condition, with a thick, glossy coat. Please contact me with any sightings. Thanks so much! It's a long, long shot, but I've got to try! - Penny Cottee, pennycottee [- at -] hotmail.co.uk, 612 144 0788
Found: Orange Lab X - He's a sweet tempered male dog that has been visiting us here near Brodies, at Cerritos, and at first we shooed him away as he looked well cared for. Now a month later he's very very thin and I'm wondering if he has been left behind. He has lots of tags, from Tenessee, but i can't get through to the owners. He is unfixed and I am considering taking him to this weeks neuter clinic as we don't need any more dogs in this area! Anyone with info please let us know- ASAP! - Safiyah Terrapin, safiyahterrapin [- at -] yahoo.ca, 612 142 6475
Lost English Bull Terrier - Recompensar $2000MXN / Reward $2000MXN. We are looking for our dog who managed to get out of the yard yesterday, Saturday, in La Paz on Revolucion street between Morelos y Victoria. She is a black and white english bull terrier named Martini. If you see her please contact us at kerenkphoto [- at -] gmail.com or cal (612)122-5381. Gracias - Keren Katz, kerenkphoto [- at -] gmail.com, (612)122-5381, La Paz
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
Lost & Found Dogs - If you have lost your dog please check our Baja Dogs La Paz Official fb site to see if your dog is listed there. If you think your dog has been stolen or somehow may be in La Paz send his/her pic to Lostdogs [- at -] bajadogslapaz.org. Claudia will post your dog and this is sent out to more than 600 people as well as posted on our fb site. You can also print these Posters and distribute them. Our success rate is very high approx 80% result in reuniting pet with owner. You can sign up to receive this service also. - Claudia H., bdlp [- at -] BAJADOGSLAPAZ.ORG, www.bajadogslapaz.org, 612 255 8948
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