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Monk Chats - 'Monk Chats' are live video-conferences organized by Atma Seva with the monks from Wat Doi Saket in Chiang Mai, Thailand, connecting to overseas classrooms and groups. The monks are passionate about this opportunity to share their life as monks, and their knowledge and love of Buddhism. Plus, they get a chance to meet new people from all over the world and learn about other cultures while practicing their English.
The concept is simple: anyone or any group who has an interest or desire to ask questions of and interact with monks can do so through the power of video conferencing. Topics can range from Buddhism to Thai culture to comparative religion. The monks are very open to different topics and love to try new things.
The fee is $10 USD per person with a minimum of three people. Small groups work much better, but larger groups can be accommodated. All money raised goes directly into our scholarship program. If you would like to have a Monk Chat, you can contact Marcia Somellera. Cel. 624.132.7202 or marcia [- at -] atmaseva.org. For more information about Atma Seva and Monk Chats you can visit http://www.atmaseva.org/Page-74/Monk-chats.php - Marcia Somellera, marcia [- at -] atmaseva.org, http://www.atmaseva.org/Page-74/Monk-chats.php, 6241327202, Baja California Sur
Recycling In Todos Santos - Recycling In Todos Santos, Friday, May 3 rd - from 9 am to 1 pm. in front of Miro, accross of Pura Vida, behind Pemex, Todos Santos. Start to pack your plastic and papers separated, we will do a first try to see if we have enough for every first Friday of the month. Recycling of Pescadero welcome. Sorry, No Glass yet.Recycling packed plastic, cardboard, papers, metal and electronics, No Glass yet - Everything separated. No need to wash plastic .Contact: Cat Chambaret, chambaretcat [- at -] mac.com, 612 102 83 93. - Cat Chambaret Chambaret, Chambaretcat [- at -] mac.com
David Raitt And The Baja Boogie Band - David Raitt And The Baja Boogie Band - Have arrived in the Baja to prepare for their upcoming US and Canadian summer tour, which includes, headlining at the Big Sky Blues Fest, the Calgary Blues Fest, the Ponderay Garden Concert Series, Arbor Crest Concert Series, etc. The band has three more performances in the region. Friday April 12 - Marina's in Pescadero.. Saturday April 13th - Hotel California and Sunday April 14th at Baja Beans in Pescadero. Don't miss a chance to see this first class band performing their smooth style of Funky, Blues, Rock. - Dave Hutcheson, dave_hutcheson [- at -] hotmail.com, www.bajaboogieband.com, Baja California Sur - Dave Hutcheson, dave_hutcheson [- at -] hotmail.com, www.bajaboogieband.com, Baja California Sur
Farm Open-house This Saturday In Las Tunas - We're welcoming everybody to our spot in Las Tunas to see our little farm. You'll be able to pick green beans, cut lettuce, and harvest cherry tomatoes! Kids will enjoy petting our baby goats and cutting alfalfa to feed to them. You'll also be able to see our laying hens and our meat chickens and hear about our plans for a breeding program. See our compost piles, learn our techniques and get dirty! All produce is $30/kilo, and we will have some already harvested for those who just want to look around! In Las Tunas, take a LEFT before Calle Mangoes. Or, the second left after Mercado Sol 2. 8 am to 12, Saturday morning. See you there! - Caroline & Carlos, Caroline.benzel [- at -] gmail.com, www.lastunasfarm.wordpress.com, 6121394017, Todos Santos
Gulf To Pacific Run To Save The Sierra - Agua Vale Mas Que Oro, A.C. would like to thank all the business, individuals and municipal officials, Red Cross, volunteers and the Sierra de Laguna Biosphere personnel at CONANP who supported the Gulf to Pacific Run to Save the Sierra from open pit toxic mining.
And of course we would like to congratulate all the runners and mountain bikers who took up the Sierra Challenge. Four participants finished the entire 127 km. course with an official time of 18 hrs. 44 min. They are Nicolas Triolo (USA, runner), Eduardo de la Mora Peña (La Paz, runner), Pedro David Lopez Martinez (La Paz, runner), Telma Rocío Gastélum Sepúlveda (Guadalajara, mountain bike).
Next year’s event will be an ultra-marathon endurance race. If you would like to help organize or support the race please let us know. - Agua Vale Mas Que Oro, info [- at -] aguavalemasqueoro.com, 612 145-0050
Shut Up Frank's - It's Master's week and we have every minute of the golf tournament live on our 4 large HD T.V.'s! Also, make plans now for our 1st Annual Spring BBQ & Brew Bash frontyard Party! Big Jesse will be our guest grillmaster Saturday April 27th starting at 1pm. We will be serving, pulled pork, ribs, and tri-tip! Live music all day and a D.J. too! Then [- at -] 7pm a UFC Megafight John "bones" Jones vs. Chael Sonnen live! - Steve Fidnick, cabofiddy [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 145 0707, Todos Santos
Bread In Pescadero - The Village Bakers will be in front of Marina's restaurant with your favorite breads this Sunday. We look forward to seeing you! 9:30am-1pm. bajamegan [- at -] gmail.com
Exquisite Homemade Paella - La Sirena Encantada presents exquisite homemade paella de la casa at La Bodega De Todos Santos! Made with authentic and premium quality ingredients. Unique concept in Todos Santos, this Monday April 15th 5:00-8:00 pm, a Special great night at La Bodega de Todos Santos, eat and drink local delicious Paella with amazing Baja Wines. You may eat and drink there or order to go and enjoyed it at home.(Also available catering and prep. on site). Contact: Mónica Velázquez (612) 149-1552 / Vivianne Jáuregui (612) 152-3798 sirenaencantadats [- at -] gmail.com, www.facebook.com/sirenaencantadatodossantos?ref=hl. - Mónica Velázquez, sirenaencantadats [- at -] gmail.com
Monday Live Jazz And Blues At La Bodega Wines - Monday Wine tasting at La Bodega ,Hidalgo Street, Todos Santos. Featuring Live Jazz and Blues by saxophonist and vocalist Leo (L.D.) Monday, April 22, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. - Leo Dann, labodegatodossantos [- at -] gmail.com
Wanted: Canon G9 - Looking to buy a Canon Powershot G9. Mine died, and I still have the WP-DC21 underwater housing. Will pay current used price. Must be working; but aesthetic appearance is not critical. - Patricia Baum, teampaty [- at -] gmail.com, http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/G9/G9A.HTM, 612 145-0882
Need A Tow Dolly - Need to rent or borrow a two wheel two dolly to get my truck into La Paz. It is a large SUV. Any help would be appreciated, I have been trying to find one for a while now. - Dan Binetti, danbinetti [- at -] yahoo.com, 044-612-117-0298, Todos Santos
Pizza, Music And Wine - Come enjoy Pizza, Music, and Wine every Monday night at Pizza Napoli in Pescadero with acoustic rock and roll by Eli Madden. - Eli Madden, elikewise [- at -] mail.com, www.myspace.com/Mountaingrip, 612-119-4659, Todos Santos
Buena Fortuna Botanical Garden Tour - Come for a tour of this incredible jungle oasis rich with diversity in the heart of the Baja desert. Buena Fortuna, a true manifestation of botanical abundance, was started over a decade ago with seeds and plants collected from all over the world by world renowned botanist, Gabriel Howearth. The site, in La Ribera, Baja Sur Mexico is home to over 3,500 species of plants from around the world, the result of a lifetime of research and collection from Gabriel’s travels. The gardens are organized botanically by plant families, designed in combination with permaculture principles, and shaped in diverse symbolic forms, such as the Vitamin Pyramid garden, or the Tree of Life garden.
Guided tours are offered every Saturday starting at 10:00 am. Tours include refresments $150 pesos per person. Produce, landscape design consultations, exotic nursery plants, compost and rare organic seeds also available. To make reservations please contact Gabriel by email at buenafortunagardens [- at -] gmail.com. Buena Fortuna is located at the entrance to La Ribera which is approximately 7miles or 12km east from Las Cuevas it is located on the north side of the road across the street from cabo riverea. Look for the big yellow gates. Look forward to sharing the rich diversity of the world planting our garden paradise seed by seed - Gabriel Howearth, buenafortunagardens [- at -] gmail.com - Gabriel Howearth, buenafortunagardens [- at -] gmail.com, http://buenafortunapermaculture.wordpress.com/, La Ribera
Welcome Back! - Please help us welcome back Ernesto, our head chef in the kitchen at Shut up Frank's. Ernesto played a huge part in our annual St. Patricks Day party, and then in the middle of the nite, went to Lapaz by ambulance for an emergency appendectomy. He is fully recuperated 3 weeks later, and is excited to bring you our full menu of Burgers, Fish & Chips, Great salads and coming soon, the return of the Rib Eye!! Welcome back Senor!! - Steve Fidnick, cabofiddy [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 145 0707, Todos Santos
Maintenance Technician Highly Recommended - My wife and I can not say enough good things about US-trained maintenance technician, Eduardo Lili. He is skilled in plumbing, electrical, construction repairs, air conditioning, etc. After many years working for Club Med, he has settled here in Todos Santos. We have found him to not only be competent in a number of skills, including excellent English, but honest, reasonably priced and highly reliable. To contact Eduardo, call 612-100-6921 or email him at maintenancetodosantos [- at -] hotmail.com - Elena Martinez, elenaloscabos93 [- at -] hotmail.com, 624 154 14 73
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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 12
2-For-1 Special At Mariscos - Grand Opening Special, all day. Pescadero's new seafood restaurant, Mariscos El Pescadero, is offering a 2 for 1 special on its entire food menu. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant with the big palapa roof on the ocean side of Hwy. 19 across from the Azteca Nursery, and just south of the main intersection, and north of Tequila Ranch road.Saturday, April 13
Bay Fest Volleyball; Club Cruceros vs: Mexican Navy - 10AM, La Paz.- Club Cruceros, www.clubcruceros.netSunday, April 14
Bay Fest Backwards Kayak Race - 1:30PM. A short U course race around the docks in front of La Costa, La Paz. - Club Cruceros, www.clubcruceros.netMonday, April 15
Pizza, Music And Wine - Pizza, Music, and Wine every at Pizza Napoli in pescadero with acoustic rock and roll by Eli Madden. - Eli Madden, elikewise [- at -] mail.com, www.myspace.com/Mountaingrip, 612-119-4659, Todos Santos
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Misc. Sales and Services Available Return to Top
Repairing The House, Maintenance And Building - Maintenance and building, general masonry, plumbing and electrical. Quality and Reliability, 20 years experience, good references in town. Renato Gonzalez 145 0123, cel. 612 170 3971.
Trabajos de mantenimiento y construcción, albañilería en general, plomería y electricidad. Calidad y confiabilidad, 20 años de experiencia, buenas referencias en el pueblo. Renato González. Todos Santos - Renato González, malka.vel [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
Delightful And Affordable Spa Treatments At Caeli Casa Holística! - Full body Restorative Relaxing Caeli Massage, Organic Facials, Hot Stone Therapy, Deep tissue & sports massage, Reiki and Holistic Massage.Season Specials: Spectacular Restorative Organic Facial with ozone theraphy to renew and repair your skin & Chocolate Therapy Relaxation Massage to uplift your soul, detox and nourish your skin.
Comfortable and cozy indoor facilities for those fresh windy days. Our treatments are made with natural and organic products, using aromatherapy and healing music. Gift certificates available. Guaranteed best service in town by Certified Holistic Bodywork Therapist Mónica Velázquez. For appointments, call 145-0381 or 612-149-1552 (cell) or write caelicasaholistica [- at -] gmail.com. You can also visit us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/pages/CAELI-Casa-holistica/141768632522923?ref=hl - Mónica Velázquez, caelicasaholistica [- at -] gmail.com
Longboard Travel Bag 4 Sale - 10ft longboard bag in decent shape for sale. $700 Pesos. - Justin, chubbsurf67 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 105 7421, Pescadero
Pescadero Cleaning Services - Professional Cleaning for Rugs, Upholstery, Tile & Grout, and Natural Stone. Free Estimates. - Justin, chubbsurf67 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 105 7421, Pescadero
Palm Trees For Sale - I have multiple varieties of palm trees for sale. Royals, Plumosos, Bird Of Paradise, Garden Palms, Washingtonians, Coco Palms, Canaries and Jelly Palms. Papayas, Bananas and more. Many different sizes available. Reasonable prices. If necessary I can help with transplanting, landscaping and setting up drip irrigation. - David, 612-153-6029, Baja California Sur
50" Panasonic Professional Series Plasma Flat Screen TV - Rarely used, requires audio hookup as it has no speakers. Paid $4500 three years ago, First $500 USD takes it home. Comes with wall mount. photos on request. - Warren Paulin, 612 141 39 65, La Paz
The Pie Lady Bakes And Cooks Through The Summer - I'm Diane, The Pie Lady. I will be here in Todos Santos through the summer baking and preparing delicious, nutritious, healthy meals for pick up in Todos Santos. Diane's Incredible Carrot Cake and Banana Nut Loaf can be found at Que Rico and Pura Vida in Todos Santos. I will cater small parties, dinners, brunches using only the finest ingredients. Baked to order pies, cakes, quiches, Italian specialties. For information, menu, prices email me at: dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com thank you. Diane Cassar - diane cassar, dianejoy39 [- at -] yahoo.com, Todos Santos
12-ft. Travel Trailer For Sale - 12 foot Haulmark trailer custom built with bathroom with flushing toilet and shower, kitchen sink and counter, mounted sleeping platform, drop leaf table. Equipped for 120 volt plug-in with hot water heater or solar water heater and lighting for off-grid camping/living. Asking $6950. mgramunt1 [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
Chevrolet Traker 99 For Sale - Runs with very little gas, have some details but engine is working good. Please contact me if you wish to see a picture. I had to leave Baja and I need to sale it.If you invest 3000 pesos on it, you get a very good car 4 less then 1500 dollars, great deal 4 you. I took the license plate off and registered in ONAPAFA because it was cheapper and convenient. We can get it changed into your name for about 400 pesos, but you could only drive it inside of Baja. You can also bring the plate to USA and get a permit. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Mercedes. - Mercedes Vazquez, mercedeslipka [- at -] yahoo.com, US 415 499 2645 , Pescadero
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted Return to Top
Rental Wanted - Retired responsible professionals in our sixies escaping Northern Ca snow and cold. Flexible in our dates looking for anything from two weeks up to a month or two. Desired dates are from January thru March 2014. Desired location Todos Santos and Pescadero. Can pay up to 800. Willing to perform house sitting and maintance chores. - Diane Gould, lookout [- at -] jps.net, 530 300 0578 , United States
Roommate Wanted - I have a lovely house with lots of space and also a beach 2 minutes away walking. The extra bedroom has a kingsize bed, its own very nice bathroom and big closet. We have cellular signal, internet, washer/dryer, big fireplace, big kitchen and lots of parking. The house is in Rancho Migrino 20 minutes north of Cabo on the Pacific. This community is very rustic, few homes at all, very tranquil. A wonderful place to live. $400 USD per month plus buy your own food. All else is included. Email or text me. Looking forward to meeting you, - Jeanne Durban, caboqt [- at -] hotmail.com, 624 175 4184 text only please, Rancho Migrino
437 Acres For Sale - The location is in Ellias Calles just twenty minutes from highway. There is underground water but no power. Asking price $345,000 USD. I can send out pictures and more info to you. lowerbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-161-4728, Elias Calles
House For Rent In Town Todos Santos - Three Bedroom Three Bath 2 story Villa, two decks and Grande enclosed yard. Great area, quiet. WiFi, Dish TV, washer, dryer, pool table -- all walled and gated furnished nicely. $1200 monthly or yearly plus utilities starting Nov 1st 2013. Owner pays Gardener, water, trash. Ask for weekly rates. - Julie O'neill, julieoneill21 [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
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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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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 Needed To San Jose Airport On 4/24 In Morning - We need a ride to the airport in San Jose on Wed. 4/24 in the morning. Will pay for gas and tolls. - Gail And Mike Mcallister, gamcallister2yahoo.com, 612-152-6166
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 -
Please Help With This Lost Puppy - Last night a puppy was dropped off during the night right into my yard - it is completely fenced off. It was howling and crying, and I found it curled up in a corner. It is incredibly cute and so well behaved, I can't believe it. Right now it is curled up in a wicker basket beside me - I have pictures that I can send out over email. Please help me find him a home, or maybe you could care for the puppy while you help it find a home. I am from Canada, and my flight home leave in only 6 days - so this is very urgent. I am going to take it to the vet and get its vaccinations, de-liced and all that good stuff. Please help! Email me at rawrobyn [- at -] gmail.com. Thank you - Robyn - Robyn Unrau, rawrobyn [- at -] gmail.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
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
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