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Shaw Direct Satellite TV Accounts Outside Of Canada - Within the last few weeks, Shaw sent their Canadian Retailers a notice that they have tightened their requirements for non-Canada / Home Away From Home (HAFH) accounts, and that Retailers who knowingly assist in setting up new accounts for non Canadian-based customers may lose their distribution rights. Retailers may still be able to help with setting up new accounts for people who have a bona fide Canadian address, depending on where the address is located. I was also informed the HAFH option will now cost an additional $75 per month.
This does not mean Shaw is realigning their satellites or discontinuing signal coverage. I want to emphasize this since there's quite a bit of misinformation floating around the Internet right now about this issue. This is a policy change affecting new accounts and existing HAFH accounts, and NOT a technical change affecting signal availability from Shaw's two main satellites. Shaw will not be "realigning" their satellite signal, nor are they able to detect where a receiver is located unless a subscriber connects it to a phone line with a non Canadian number capable of dialing into the Shaw telephone system (for example, a Vonage phone with a US-based telephone number).
But Shaw may terminate existing accounts if they suspect the receivers are in the US or Mexico. All non Canadian-based Shaw customers are advised that they should keep their account billing current with no lapses, and not say or do anything that would cause Shaw to disconnect them. They should not call Shaw Direct, ask questions about service in Mexico, connect a telephone line, try to add additional receivers, or "share" accounts with others. Anything suspicious can get an account shut down, and the receivers black-flagged permanently. - Alan, Baja Satellite, bajasatellite [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
Immigration Services Et Al? - Anybody know of a local service that helps recent expats understand what it takes to get a short or long term Mexican resident visa? Not just the legal aspect, but how you get through the immigration process and so forth. I am thinking about moving to Cabo or Todos Santos area from No. California and don't speak Spanish..Need all the help I can get to acclimatize properly and legally as I may want to stay long term. - Webb Elkins, webbelkins [- at -] hotmail.com, 925 226 8038
20 Pesos Off Haircuts-->> - Hello this is Natalie. I'm annoucing that I will be here during summer months offering haircuts for men, women and children. You can call to make an appointment, also if you mention that you saw this ad in the Baja Western Onion then you get 20 pesos off original price!
Solar Person Sought - We live in Todos and need someone to help us install our solar panels and inverter. Please contact: Dianna - Dianna Chapman, Spabody [- at -] hotmail.com, (624) 164-2594, Todos Santos
Animal Transport Out Of Todos Santos - Looking for ideas on transporting animals out of Todos Santos! Any travelers heading to Las Vegas or Utah would be great to know if you can accompany an animal by air or by ground... any time in the future. Met a nice couple at La Casita (Terri) but we typed their phone number wrong. Looking for any contacts interested in helping, or that know people that could help in any way. Please included "Todos Santos - Baja Western Onion Ad" in your subject line! - Lisa L, lcubed2004 [- at -] yahoo.com, United States
Summer Is Coming - Like new Frikko Portable Air Conditioner 13,000 btu 110 plug like new w/remote control and all hoses needed used very little 2000.00 MXN pesos $160.00 USD email for pictures - Ron, pescaderoronnie [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-130-3176, Pescadero
Brand New, Barely Used Lenovo Laptop For Sale - For sale: Black Lenovo G480 laptop, 2GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, Intel Celeron B830 CPU, CD/DVD drive. 3 USB ports (one USB 2.0, two USB 3.0). 14-inch screen. Spanish-language Windows 8 preinstalled. Spanish keyboard. Barely used (one month of light usage), so new it still has the protective plastic on! Good for internet browsing, email, watching movies, listening to music, text editing, and more. Battery lasts 4-4.5 hours unplugged. Laptop comes with charger and manual, in original packaging. Price: $370 USD or $5,000 MXN. I can meet you in town to deliver. - Cosima Ekman, aluminium.ekman+hyacinthe [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos
Dried Palapa Palms - For Sale 4 bales of cut&baled palapa fronds..these were cut totally dry, ready for your casita repairs. My gardener says they go for 250p/bale. All 4 for 800pesos. - Joy O'brien, allie_todossantos [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-178-0093, Todos Santos
Relocating Your Car From So Cal To Baja Sur - Are you looking for a driver to move your vehicle from Los Angeles to La Paz area? Private person (Baja resident) drives your car safely to la Paz area (at any time in July/August). Many years of international (incl. Baja and Mainland Mexico) accident-free driving experience. English/Spanish speaking. Reliable, registered, legal cars only. journeybaja [- at -] yahoo.com
Congos - red congos for sale. 200.00 in real good shape. - David Comer, countylinedesign [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 1524586
Wanted Inexpensive Dresser/chest Of Drawers - Found HIS... now need HERS! Still looking for a dresser of drawers. Nothing special, solid wood preferred. - April Or Bolo, lotusmother [- at -] hotmail.com, 612 169 9291, Todos Santos
Coming Down to Baja in July? - We need someone to bring a couple of important documents down. If you're heading this way or know someone who's coming down, give us a shout. Thanks. - Shawn and Bonnie O'Neill, bajapeacewear [- at -] hotmail.com, Pescadero
Men`s Mountain Bike - Sorrento Diamond Back 21 speed has 2 water bottle holders and an air pump w/new tires $1000.00 MXN Pesos $80.00 USD - Ron, pescaderoronnie [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-130-3176, Pescadero
Beach Front Bed And Breakfast Investor/partner Wanted - Now under construction on Cerritos Beach. 10 suites, pool and spa. Looking for a partner/investor. Hands on or off. Great return on investment. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [- at -] yahoo.com, http://www.cerritosbeachbedandbreakfast.com/, 612 183 1077, Baja California Sur
Professional Photography/graphic Design -->> - Help your business grow with a professional presentation. Visit our portfolio and style at:www.facebook.com/BluePrintCabo. Portraits and wedding photography services available as well! For questions call Ceci [- at -] (624) 119-0209 cel - Cecilia Fernandez, blueprintcabo [- at -] gmail.com, http://www.facebook.com/BluePrintCabo, (624) 119-0209, Todos Santos
1987 Suzuki Sp 200 Enduro - With only 3,750 original miles 4 stroke motor Runs Excellent $15,000 MXN Pesos $1200.00 USD email for picutres - Ron, pescaderoronnie [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-130-3176, Pescadero
Palms For Sale! - I have multiple varieties of palm trees for sale. Royals, Plumoso, 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, Pescadero
Spectacular! Summer Special At Caeli Casa Holistica! - Enjoy a delightful treatment in our indoor facilities and a glass of "Tinto de Verano" or "Ginger Kombucha" in our cozy ocean view porch at the end of your session!
* Classic session Integrated Caeli Massage at the same price two years ago!
* Organic restorative facial $500 pesos (w/ozone therapy - moisturizing, purifying, sensitive skin) Skin care, Bodywork & Holistic treatments: Face & Neck Organic Restorative Facial, Back cleaning,Therapeutic Massage, Golfball-Sports massage, Deep tissue, Hot Stone Therapy.
All treatments are made with natural and organic products, aromatherapy and healing music. Massage Studio-Also available On site visit./ Ask for Gift Certificates. 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, www.facebook.com/pages/CAELI-Casa-holistica/141768632522923?ref=hl - Mónica Velázquez
The Last Pizza Night Of The Season At The Kramer's - This friday will be the last time we're open for the rest of the season, so come get a pie before they're gone! We will have margarita specials, smoked marlin pizzas and some other surprises for the final night. We want to thank everyone for another great season of good times and good company. See you friday! - Bruce Kramer, 178-0004, Todos Santos
RE: "Buyer Beware/ Caveat Emptor" Article - We received several comments about an article that ran in last Friday's issue of the Baja Western Onion (June 21,2013). The article recounted an incident of a cashier short-changing a customer at at one of the larger "big box" retail stores, and went on to warn that this is a general problem at other area stores.
The comments we received highlighted personal experiences where cashiers and baggers clearly demonstrated their honesty and integrity and went out of their way to help customers. Rather than reprinting these articles in the Baja Western Onion, and possibly touching off a series of Pro- and Con- articles on this subject, we would prefer to remind readers that, just as you would anywhere, you should monitor your purchases and change, and address any issues immediately with the cashier or with store management (and make sure you tip those baggers and cart boys who are otherwise unpaid for their labor). -
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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 business and community events (Sorry, no "Happy Hours," "Daily Specials," "Weekly Classes," or other recurring business (for profit) activities or workshops.)
Tuesday, June 25
Pasta and Movie Night - Pasta served from 3:00 - 9:00. Movie; Renoir at 8:15pm. The Distillery, Todos Santos. - Vivianne, viviannej [- at -] thedistillery.mx, thedistillery.mx, 612-145-0098.Wednesday, June 26
Sunset Yoga By The Sea - 6:30pm-8:00pm, Desert Dreams, Las Tunas, Todos Santos, BCS. Join Shanti Hauptmann for Rooftop yoga at Sunset. Shanti joins us from NYC, she was trained in the anusara modalities of hatha yoga. Camino Las Playitas to Camino Viejo. 100pesos. Contact: Shanti Hauptmann shanti.la [- at -] live.comFriday, June 28
Create a Home Garden - 9-11 a.m. Also offered, "Hands-on Leather Workshop and Rural Ranch History" from 6-8 p.m. Il Forno di Gio Restaurante y Lounge, Vidanta Golf Punta Sur (formerly San Jose Golf). Workshops are free. 200 peso cost for the leather workshop. Call for info. - Alba Monroy and Rogelio Rosas Lopez. porvenircultural [- at -] gmail.com, http://www.ruralinteraction.com/, 624 154 3576, San Jose Del CaboSaturday, June 29
Rural Interaction Inauguration - "Art Opening and Project Presentation," 8 p.m. Il Forno di Gio Restaurante y Lounge, Vidanta Golf Punta Sur (formerly San Jose Golf). Call for info. - Alba Monroy and Rogelio Rosas Lopez. porvenircultural [- at -] gmail.com, http://www.ruralinteraction.com/, 624 154 3576, San Jose Del CaboSunday, June 30
Dharma Talks - 10-11:30 am, La Arca, Topete/Pilar. Talk and guided Vipassana meditation. Everyone welcome. - Alvaro Colindres, Eldharma [- at -] mac.com, roberthalldharmatalks.wordpress.com, 612-145-0676, Todos Santos
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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted Return to Top
Casita For Rent - Cute, quaint casita for rent on quiet ranch in Pescadero. Available immediately. - Mariposa, 044-612-176-3119
Rental/House Sitting Wanted - Looking for affordable Rental Home or House Sitting in La Paz or Todos Santos area. From July, min. 1 to 6 months. European/female, multi-language, reliable, non-smoker, no drugs. Baja resident for many years. journeybaja [- at -] yahoo.com
La Pastora Unobstructable Ocean View House - 3 Bdr 2 Full Baths 1680 Sq Ft. Dual pane Milgard vinyl windows. Great insulation & hurricane protection w/foam panel construction. Kitchen appliances include microwave & hood vent heat extraction to outside. 3-tank septic treatment system w/diffuser & aeration(last tank water suitable for plants). Generator & pumps in sound proof housing. Large yard w/front yard patio. City water w/10k liter tank. City electric available. All plans & building permits. 895 sq meter lot; 1-back from oceanfront. Garage/shed(removable if desired). $377,000.00 Please call Diego 612-137-7325 or Bob U.S.760-547-5349 - Diego, 612-137-7325
House Sitter San Pedrito - We are looking for a house sitter, prefer a couple, will consider the right single person. 1 bedroom casita close to the beach, water plant look after a couple of cats. From mid or end of July until end of October. Wifi available, sat tv. Email. Scot0007 [- at -] hotmail.com - Scott H, scot0007 [- at -] hotmail.com, scot0007 [- at -] hotmail.com, Pescadero
Submit your Real Estate/Rentals/House Sitting/Property Management Services articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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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Do You Travel Between Todos And La Paz? - Hello all, I am looking for somebody who regularly travels between Todos and La Paz or is going there and back soon, to take my dog there in exchange for gas money. I need my dog, Sophie, taken to a boarding place there. She's an absolute doll, rescued, a medium sized Shepherd mix. I'll bring her to you. She needs to go in June, sometime during the week of the 24th. Thanks very much, Monika. - Monica Kling, monikamonikamonika [- at -] yahoo.com
Heading South To Baja California? - I need a ride south from Los Angeles, to as far south into Baja as possible. I can contribute some money for gas. I have a 65lbs dog and a backpack. Please call or text me if you are headed that way thanks. Mike 530-408-6773 - Michael Clark, www.thenatureexplorers.com, 530-408-6773, Baja California Sur
Good Person To Share Driving And Expenses - Looking for a nonsmoking, good hearted person to share driving and expenses to San Diego. Am flexible about leaving date. email pjedge [- at -] hotmail.com - Patricia Huff, 624-146-9015
Caravan - I am driving from San Jose Del Cabo to So. Cal in early July. Date flexible. Looking to caravan with someone. If interested, please write me at: sbjohnz [- at -] hotmail. John - John, sbjohnz [- at -] hotmail.com
Submit your Rides or Caravans Needed/Available articles here: http://www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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 -
Looking For Baby Cat - Looking for a baby female black cat [2 months to 4 months] - Cat Chambaret, chambaretcat [- at -] mac.comb, 612 102 83 93
Parakeets - Baby parakeets for sale. 50 pesos each. I have 2 albino yellow females. Male and female ready to lay eggs. - Clea Comer, cleora_comer [- at -] yahoo.com, 612 152 4586
Baja Lucy Needs A Home - Lucy is a 1.5 year old Baja rescue dog. She has a black head, white body with black spots. She is a lover not a fighter, gets along with all people and dogs and is a good watch dog. She loves walks on the beach and swimming. - Tracy Kirk, trainirk360 [- at -] gmail.com, 624-124-8060, Los Barriles
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
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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