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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Friday, December 16, 2011 Weekend Edition
Featured Events This Week    
Stepping Out - Food, Music and Entertainment    
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


Benefit Car Wash Reminder - This Sunday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Across the street from Mercado el Sol 1. 100% of proceeds go to Jose Catarino, a 16-year-old boy born with life threatening conditions including renal insufficiency and intestinal complications. After over 10 operations throughout his life, he is now required an emergency kidney transplant. Donation - $50 pesos Minimum (Exterior Car Wash). Sponsored by Pura Vida Health Food Store. - Joella & Kurtis, puravidahealthfood [ -at- ] gmail.com, 612-145-0471

Vacation Fun Time For Kids - I will be extending my usual Saturday Fun Time enrichment program to include 3 days of the first week of the Christmas vacation. Knowing that 2 weeks without school can become challenging for both children and parents, I hope to provide a great environment, as always, for creativity, and integrated learning that gives parents, grandparents and visitors an opportunity to have their young ones happily occupied. The dates of the program are Tuesday, December 20, Wednesday, December 21 and Friday, December 23. I would like to know by this Sunday or Monday, at the latest, if you are interested in participating so I can know how many to plan for. Calling is more direct but email is alright too. Thanks - Tracy Monk Durland, mazytronk [ -at- ] hotmail.com, 612-154-4729, Todos Santos

Alaska And Baja- The Last Frontiers - Please join us tonight, Friday, December 16th at 5PM, Poolside at Hotel Casa Tota for the premier photo exhibition of Alaskan Photographer Jesse Owens- highly respected as an artist and a human by those who know his work and the trials he has overcome to create these images.

At 6PM we will move upstairs to the Blue Terrace for a presentation comparing the natural beauty of these two final frontiers. Complementary food and drink will be served. - hotelcasatota [ -at- ] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 612 145 0590, Todos Santos

Yes We Can!! - Our community of Todos Santos has the desire, and ability to make some positive changes. But it will only happen if we work together. Join us on Saturday, Jan. 14, at La Arca at 4 p.m. and become a member of the Los Colonos Homeowners Association, an organization of Todos Santos homeowners and landowners. Come and voice your concerns and desires and learn how you can help make change happen. - The Los Colonos Homeowners Association

Free: 2012 Special Issue of 'The Baja Sun' - Free and priceless, the Baja Sun's special 2012 issue is out! Contact thebajasun [ -at- ] gmail.com for your copy. Read great stories from people living on the Baja. Check out the webpage for 2 years worth of great writing and personal experiences; thebajasun [ -at- ] gmail.com, www.thebajasun.com. May all find peace in the New Year. - The Baja Sun

I Need A Notary Public - I need some papers notarized in Los Cabos, so I can send them to the states Saturday. Is there a gringo notary down here right now? I've checked a couple places and there is never a person there to do it, or they only notarize certain papes. Please contact me a.s.a.p. if you know of or are a notary public. - Jeff , lvtarzan [ -at- ] yahoo.com

Shaw Direct Installation - We live in Rancho Nuevo (outside Pescadero) and need to hook up a dish and receiver which we brought down from Canada. Would very much appreciate a local contact of who can do this. Thank you for any assistance. - lhewson [ -at- ] hotmail.com

Dog Crate/Kennel Wanted - I need to acquire a dog crate / kennel big enough for my 75 lb. standard poodle. Baja Ferries require such an item to guarantee boarding when traveling from La Paz to Mazatlan. Thank you. - Daniel Hawe, danielthawe [ -at- ] gmail.com

Med/large Dog Crate Needed - I've got a growing Shepherd pup who will expand out of the borrowed crate she now calls home in no time. I'm looking for a reasonably priced crate for Med/large dog in good condition. Thanks, - Janel Beeman, janelb3 [ -at- ] yahoo.com

Wanted: Generator Mechanic - Do you know of anyone around that knows how to work on whole home generators? I have a Generac 7kw that runs on propane that will not start. Possible valve/compression issues. Need someone that knows these machines. Thanks for helping, if you can. - Doug, 612-154-3393, Pescadero

Fresh Dill And Mint. - Does anyone have dill and/or mint growing in their garden? Needed by Dec. 22. Please give me a call. Thank you. - Sylvia St.Clair, sasinbaja [ -at- ] yahoo.com, 612-140-8708

Kohler Generator Repair - I have a 15Kw Kohler generator in need of repair. If you can provide repair service, or know of someone who can, please contact me. I am presently in the U.S., but I will be in Baja on Jan. 7. Generator is located at my home in Ellias Calles. If necessary I will bring the generator to you! - Bernie Brown, berniejb1 [ -at- ] msn.com, 360-440-2379 (U.S.)

Receiving Mail In Todos Santos - I am new here to TS and need help getting a package from NH, what is the safest way to do it? - Rebecca Ingram, beckahi81 [ -at- ] gmail.com, 624-160-1373, Todos Santos

Lost Bicycle Repair Tool In Las Tunas - I lost a bicycle repair tool on one of the trails in the Los Tunas area. I would really appreciate getting it back. - Jim Herrick, jimherrick81321 [ -at- ] gmail.com

Bike Rack Wanted - I have a 2008 Mazda 3 Hatchback, and am in need of a rear-mount bike rack, as my Thule roof rack (with the bike mounted) is not permitted by Baja Ferries (too high). I live in Todos Santos. Thank you. - Daniel Hawe, danielthawe [ -at- ] gmail.com, Todos Santos

Wanted: Used Washing Machine - We are looking for a used clothes washer in good working order. If you have one you would like to sell, please contact us! - April Duarte, lotusmother [ -at- ] hotmail.com, 612-169-9291, Todos Santos

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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, Dec. 16
Free Acutonics Lecture - 4–5 p.m., New Healing Arts Center of Todos Santos (where Jane Sipe has her Acupuncture Clinic on Cerro La Poza). Acutonics® is a natural therapeutic approach to healing at the forefront in the new paradigm of harmonic medicine, www.acutonics.com. - Lynn Wedekind, MEd., Certified Senior Acutonics Teacher & Practitioner, 612-139-6987, tuneintuit [ -at- ] gmail.com, www.tuneintuit.com, Todos Santos

"Photo Presentation at Casa Toda" - 4 to 6 p.m. Acclaimed Alaskan nature photographer, Jesse Owens, displays his incredible Macro Floral/ Fauna photos, followed by a presentation, The Last Wild Frontiers. Free food and wine served. - Christine Sperber, hotelcasatota [ -at- ] gmail.com, www.hotelcasatota.com, 612-145-0590, Todos Santos

New Play 'And Then There Was Nun' Opens Tonight - Comic mixture of murder, mystery, movie stars and mayhem. Tickets at Tecolote Bookstore. Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm. Info at http://TSBMP.blogspot.com. - Blue Moon Productions, Bluemooninbaja [ -at- ] yahoo.com

Live Music At Shut Up Franks - 6:30 to 9:30, live music by Tim Lang, Ash and Sue of Bolt Upright. - Steve, Todos Santos
Saturday, Dec. 17
Live Music With Los Tocayos - Playing at Marina's, Pescadero, Saturday morning, and evening at Cafelix, Todos Santos from 6 until 9. - Greg Kitchel, greg [ -at- ] gregkitchel.com, greg [ -at- ] gregkitchel.com, 612-119-3705, Pescadero

Quilt Show and Sales - Noon to 6 p.m., Back-to-the-rack, SJD 'Libre Expresion' Baja Quilt Club. Quilt raffle which creates funds for the LOVE quilts made and given to our Baja kids each year. Please donate any cotton fabrics you may have for our project. Any quilter may show their work. Call or email for requirements - Juanita, cabonana [ -at- ] hotmail.com, 624-143-6165

Garbage Clean Up Day - Meet at 9 a.m. in front of La Tienda Los Pinos, located just after the school on the road to las Playtas. We will have the help of the student of La Palapa sociaty. Gloves and plastic bags are provided. - Emanuela, emagard [ -at- ] mac.com, Todos Santos

Art Swap Day - 9 a.m., Chuck & Angie's, 259 Camino del Pacifico. Artists and collectors can trade/buy art. All interested please call or Email: - Chuck Cimino, carlosylina [ -at- ] hotmail.com, 145-0562

Grand Opening "Pintoresco Arte Popular Mexicano" - 6 P.M., Coktail Party. Please join us at our new location, Hidalgo and Juarez across from El Tecolote Book Store, Todos Santos. - Alan Becerril, Pintoresco Arte Popular Mexicano, albezay [ -at- ] hotmail.com, www.facebook.com/#!/events/214075252003845/, 016121588457

"Saturday at Sunset" Piano and Vocals Performance by Marcie Castro - with David Cantoni, alto sax, 5 to 9 p.m., Guaycura Sky Deck, Todos Santos. Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres. Reservations: 612-175-0800. reservation [ -at- ] guaycura.com.mx, www.guaycura.com.mx

New Play 'And Then There Was Nun' - Comic mixture of murder, mystery, movie stars and mayhem. Tickets at Tecolote Bookstore. Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm. Info at http://TSBMP.blogspot.com. - Blue Moon Productions, Bluemooninbaja [ -at- ] yahoo.com

Live Music at Hotel California - "Flashback" at 8 p.m. - Debbie Stewart, info [ -at- ] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, (011-52) 612-145-0525, Todos Santos

Sea Turtle Conservation Benefit - 6pm, La Esquina, Todos Santos. Silent auction, Kids crafts and presentation on Increasing Leatherback Hatching Success by biologist Elizabeth Gonzalez. Food and beverages available. - Tortugueros Las Playitas, tortugueroslasplayitas [ -at- ] gmail.com, www.todostortugueros.org, 145-0353
Sunday, December 18
Reiki Energy Healing - Level 1 And 2 Certification With Relaxing 3-Day Yoga Retreat Starts - 7:30 am - 6:00 pm, thru Tuesday, December 20, Yandara Yoga Institute, Km. 74, between Pescadero and Elias Calles. Learn to heal with the hands, while enjoying daily yoga, meditation and breath exercises. All levels welcome and accommodated. $290 Commuter. $640 Residential. Meals included. Contact: Allison Eaton info [ -at- ] allisoneaton.com, 518-224-1355 or 612-141-7222, www.allisoneaton.com

Benefit Car Wash - Please help support a local child in need. From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., across the street from Mercado el Sol 1. 100% of proceeds go to Jose Catarino, a 16-year-old boy born with life threatening conditions. Donation - $50 pesos Minimum (Exterior Car Wash). Sponsored by Pura Vida Health Food Store. - Joella & Kurtis, puravidahealthfood [ -at- ] gmail.com, 612-145-0471

Open Reading - 4 p.m. at the Galeria de Todos Santos. Let us hear from all you aspiring writers. - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [ -at- ] hotmsil.com, 612-100-5872

Pescadero Turkey Races - 5 p.m. through the streets around the Center Plaza. Support the town by donating turkeys (to be given as prizes) or money to purchase turkeys. Deadline for turkey donations Dec. 17 to the office of the Subdelegada (Mayor). Cash donations should be received several days in advance. - Carmen Subdelegada, subdelagada_elpescadero [ -at- ] hotmail.com, Pescadero

Live Music at Marina's in Pescadero - From 6-9, Tim Lang & Friends playing live. Drink and food specials. - Tim , tim [ -at- ] timlang.net, www.timlang.net.
Monday, December 19
Food and Wine Pairing Evening to Benefit Hogar Del Nino ***SOLD OUT*** - 5 p.m., Villa Santa Cruz, La Pastora. Multi-course gourmet dinner with wines and very special silent auction items. Contact: Nancy Serfas Nancyserfas [ -at- ] aol.com, Rebecca Krida, rebecca.krida [ -at- ] gmail.com, Nancy Naigle, nnaigle [ -at- ] att.net, 612-178-0040
Wednesday, December 21
4 A Traditional Posada Of Landi's - 6:00 to 9:00, Landi's Restaurant atThe Todos Santos Inn, Todos Santos. This is a gift of Christmas of our family for the friends. Enjoy one of the most beautiful Mexican traditions we will have piñatas, ponche, tamales, singings, candles, music, etc. Landi, Luis & Tlalli - Contact: Landi Ortega landis_restaurant [ -at- ] hotmail.com, 612-1450020

Winter Solstice Celebration Of One - 12.21.11 - 7 - 9 p.m., Theater Luna Azul, Todos Santos. Creative expressions of Music, Storytelling, Harmony, Dance & more. - Lynn & Daniel, tuneintuit [ -at- ] gmail.com, tsbmp.blogspot.com.


Community Events and Workshops Notification Page - Submit event notices for The Community Calendar or Workshops and Meetings pages.

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. Check the Online Community Calendar here: www.bajawesternonion.com/community-calendar.asp - The Baja Western Onion

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Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment



Reiki Treatments - at the Healing Arts Center of Todos Santos. Reiki is a stress-reduction technique that promotes balancing of the mind, body and spirit. During a Reiki Treatment, the client lies fully clothed on the massage table, while the practitioner directs life force energy in concentrated form through the hands. Reiki is a gentle and non-invasive form of holistic health that works to dissolve the roots of physical and emotional discomfort, returning us to our true nature of peace, love and joy. Benefits include a clear and calm mind, reduction of physical pain and inflammation, increased vitality, enhanced personal awareness and meditation practice.

$50 US or pesos equivalent, includes a Chakra Balancing. 2-for-1 Introductory Price until December 30. Inquire now to take advantage of this limited time offer. For an appointment or for more information on Reiki and what it can do for you, call Allison Eaton at 612-152-3896 or email info [ -at- ] allisoneaton.com, www.allisoneaton.com.

Reiki Level 1 and 2 Certification With Relaxing Yoga Retreat - Learn to heal with the hands while enjoying daily yoga, meditation and breath exercises. All levels are welcome and accommodated. Dec. 18 to 20, 7:30 am to 6 pm, Yandara Yoga Institute, $290 Commuter. $640 Residential (those sleeping on premise). Meals included. Allison Eaton, info [ -at- ] allisoneaton.com, www.allisoneaton.com, 612-152-3896.
Hotel California - Join us Saturday, Dec. 17, for Dinner, Drinks and beginning at 8 p.m. Live Music performed by Flashback.

Come celebrate Christmas day at the Hotel California. "La Coronela" and "Santo Vino" are offering an "all you can eat" traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings on December 25th. A choice of home made pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan pie and apple pie are included. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Bistro Santo Vino & Wine Bar Hours Noon to 10 p.m. Daily, Closed on Sunday. Reservations Recommended
- Shrimp in a habanero, mango butter sauce.
- Mussels in spicy salsa verde and tequila.
- Pork shank in a spicy guajillo chile, roasted tomato sauce.
- Dorado and scallops in a curry, coconut ginger sauce.
- Apple "tarte tatin" with star anise.
Hotel California Presents The Todos Santos Music Festival, featuring Peter Buck of REM a benefit for the Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. Jan. 5-21 - click more event information and band schedule.

Click Here to view our Online Store. Keep up with the latest Hotel California info by joining our facebook fan page: Follow us on facebook - Debbie Stewart, info [ -at- ] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, (011-52) 612-145-0525, Todos Santos

Grand Opening "Pintoresco Arte Popular Mexicano" New Location - This Saturday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m., please join us at Our Grand Opening Coktail Party in our new location in town, Hidalgo and Juarez across from El Tecolote Book Store. Come and discover our new mexican folk art, unique gifts, regional eco-organic products, and much more.

We will be waiting for you...

Acompañenos este Sábado 17 de Diciembre, a las 18:00, a la Fiesta Coktail de Inauguración de nuestra nueva sucursal en el pueblo, Hidalgo esquina con Juárez cruzando la calle de la librería el Tecolote, venga y descubra nuestros nuevos productos, como arte tradicional mexicano, regalos únicos, productos eco-orgánicos regionales, y mucho más.

Los esperamos - Alan Becerril, Pintoresco Arte Popular Mexicano, albezay [ -at- ] hotmail.com, www.facebook.com/#!/events/214075252003845/, 016121588457, Baja California Sur

Friday Night Live Music At Shut Up Franks - Come on down Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 enjoy live music by Tim Lang, Ash and Sue of Bolt Upright. Delicious burgers and beer on tap! - Steve, Todos Santos

Todos Santos Fishing Charters - Why deal with a middleman? Come direct to the owner/operator
  • Fully Registered Sportsfishing Company

    • Bilingual Crew

      • Top Quality Tackle and Gear
Whether game fishing or whale watching, contact us for your ocean adventures. Visit our website for full details: www.fishingtodossantos.com or www.todossantosfishingcharters.com.

Package deals available when booking fishing and our casita for your complete holiday - www.bajasurtodossantos.com, or call 612-119-7880 or 624-114-1351

Tim Lang At Marina's - Slide on down to Marina's restaurant in Pescadero this Sunday evening. From 6-9 catch Lang & Friends playing live. Drink and food specials all night! - Tim , tim [ -at- ] timlang.net, www.timlang.net, Pescadero


Blue Moon's New Play Opening - 'And Then There Was Nun' opens tonight, Friday Dec.16, and Saturday Dec. 17 at Teatro Luna Azul in Todos Santos. Movie Stars, Murder and Mayhem.

Make a date to see this years hilarious comedy. Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:30. Tickets at Tecolote Books, Info and directions at http://TSBMP.blogspot.com.

Email us for out of town " will Call Tickets" - Bluemooninbaja [ -at- ] yahoo.com





Photo: Valma Brenton as Marilyn Monroe

Baja Biscuits At Cañada Del Diablo - Last chance for sausage until New Year's Eve!! We will not be at Cañada del Diablo on Dec 24, but will be back Dec 31. Make sure to call or e-mail Ace to have your frozen sausage waiting for you on Saturday. The market is going good, and we are serving up breakfast skillets, apple fritters, and cinnamon rolls for breakfast. For lunch, we have our Italian sausage sandwiches and pulled BBQ pork sandwiches, each with creamy coleslaw. We look forward to seeing you there. - Ace Shawver, aceandlinda [ -at- ] yahoo.com, 612-149-3572, Baja California Sur

Yoga Teacher Training - Become a Certified Yoga Instructor here in Baja! 16 and 26 Day Trainings at Yandara Yoga Institute’s Beachfront Nature Retreat in the Todos Santos area:
*December 28 to January 12: Tuition $2630
or
*December 28 to January 21: Tuition $2930
Tuition includes program, meals, and accommodations. *All programs are 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified

Yandara Yoga Institute teacher trainings are open to all levels and ages. Let the warming presence and deep knowledge of our faculty inspire your learning and transformation. Awaken your inner radiance and gain the skills needed for success as a yoga teacher in any style you choose to teach. Or you may want to join us to deepen your own practice and understanding of yoga. Enjoy time for yourself to take a stroll on the beach or through our organic garden. Enjoy delicious healthy meals and evening music with JAYA kirtan band and feel the support of a like-minded community!

For more information visit our website at www.yandara.com or email us at yoga [ -at- ] yandara.com, or call - 612-151-7728 or 1 877-490-9883

Señor Porky's Baja BBQ and Smoke House! The Best Ribs Anywhere!

New Restaurant in La Paz - Featuring Kansas City slow-smoked meats not found anywhere in Mexico. Now open 7 days a week from 7:30 AM with full breakfast menu and Cappuccino, to 10 p.m., and weekends until midnight. Watch the sunset from our spectacular ocean view! Located on the Malecon in La Paz at Alvaro Obregon #670, on the corner of Allende and Rosales (next to the Arco Hotel).

To ensure the best quality for Porky's Smokehouse Meats, we start with the best meats available. Then we dry-rub the meats with a combination of 20 spices, then slow-smoke for up to 18 hours at low temperature to obtain maximum flavor and tenderness while sealing in the natural juices and smoke flavor that is unmatched anywhere! We know you'll agree that Señor Porky's Baja BBQ and Smoke House are the best you have ever tasted. Menu highlights include:
• Slow Smoked Ribs • Pulled Pork • Beef Brisket • BBQ Chicken • Smoked Bratwurst •
Plus fantastic side orders include Pasta Salad, BBQ beans, Coleslaw, Sweet Potato fries, New Mexico Green Chile with Pork, Caesar Salad and Homemade Deserts. Dine in, or carry out from our "Pig Out" Meats to Go Menu. Download our entire Menu here: files.me.com/richards771/1wclv6

For more information, call 612-129-3667. - Richard Stubbs, richards77 [ -at- ] pcisys.net, La Paz
Noche De Moda Runway Show
  • Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. at La Esquina/Casa Dracula
  • Presented by Joella Corado, Linda Hamilton and La Esquina
  • Featuring: Belazul Swimwear, Nomad Chic, Mixtica/Noda Concept & More
  • Tickets: 80 mn per person in advance/100 mn per person at the door
  • Tickets on sale Dec. 6 at Pura Vida, La Esquina & Casa Dracula
  An event you won't want to miss!

- Linda Hamilton, linda [ -at- ] lindahamiltondesigns.com, www.LaEsquinaTS.com, 612.105.2857, Todos Santos

Organic Herbs In Re-usable Bags - Come see my new line of re-usable produce bags at the Cañada del Diablo Saturday market , with or without local organic basil, lettuce mix and herbs (arugula, mint, chive, tarragon, sage, thyme, etc.) Special orders and restaurant inquiries welcome, samples available. Kick the plastic bag habit! - Patricia Baum, teampaty [ -at- ] gmail.com, 612 145-0882


Winter Solstice Celebration Of One - 12.21.11 - Join us Wednesday, Dec. 21, on the Winter Solstice, as we combine our creative expressions of Music, Storytelling, Sound, Harmony, Dance and more. People around the world will be making celebrations to raise unity consciousness and dream a new world. Come and celebrate the return of the light within each of us, and share in the spirit of love, oneness, peace and harmony.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21, Teatro Luna Azul in Todos Santos.
  • Event: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Doors open 6:30 p.m. Drum circle 6:30 to 7:00 pm.
Bring drums and rattles if you would like to participate in the drum circle. Info & Directions at tsbmp.blogspot.com. - Lynn & Daniel, tuneintuit [ -at- ] gmail.com .

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Misc. Sales and Services Available



Ocean Kayaks For Sale - 2 Necky ocean kayaks for sale, complete with spray skirts, life jackets and paddles. Excellent condition. $500 U.S. each. Also double roof rack for them. Please email if you'd like to see a photo. - Willa Or Charlie, bajawilla [ -at- ] yahoo.ca, 612-151-0869 or 612-103-8159, Rancho Nuevo

Salon Gift Certificates For Christmas - Stop by the Farmer's Market at La Canada this Saturday, Dec. 17, and purchase a gift certificate for any service at Chica's Salon. Pamper someone special for Christmas! Also available by email or phone. - Kathie Cullinane, chicassalon [ -at- ] gmail.com, 612-142-3160, Todos Santos

Rare Antiques For Sale - The Galeria de Santa Fe in Todos Santos will have these unique pieces December 2011 through January 2012.
  • 'Maderian Chairs' early XIX century - Teak with Marble Inlay
  • Rosewood Altar Table
  • Standing matched Candle Sticks XIX century Silver Plate
  • Four drawer Tonsu
  • Ching Dynasty Chinese Blue and White Planter on Walnut Stand
  • A variety of rustic Middle Eastern Copper Pieces and other unusual items
Galeria de Santa Fe is on the East side of the Plaza in Todos Santos. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For information, call Scotty McLemore at 612-100-5872 or write scottybcs [ -at- ] gmail.com - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs [ -at- ] gmail.com, 612-100-5872, Baja California Sur

Beauty Specials - Last chance to purchase specials for Micro-Dermabrasion with a combination of a completely no-surgical, non invasive micro-current face lift technique that is totally safe. Series of 10 lifts and 6 Micro-dermabrasions for $480 pesos. What a great holiday gift this would make for that special some one in your life. This offer will expire Dec 23, 2011. Also available:
  • Facial,Style Haircut and Eyebrow Wax $700 pesos
  • 2 Haircuts with 1 eyebrow waxing $700 pesos
  • Two facials w/eyebrow wax $700 pesos
The offer expires Dec. 23, 2011, however, you may purchase now and use at a later date. I accept PayPal. You may watch what non-surgical face lifting is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_D5hBoX7O8&feature=related; or you may go to www.secondchanceface.com and see for yourself the difference the procedure will make on the appearance of your face. Please do not reply to this e-mail and create a new e-mail with your questions. Muchas Gracias - Lourdes Silva Cota, mipueblomagico [ -at- ] gmail.com, 612-178-0088, Todos Santos


Nomad Chic At Casa Dracula - - an evolving collection of apparel, jewelry, and accessories from around the globe. Gift certificates available.
  • at Casa Dracula December 12 thru 31
  • Monday to Saturday - 9 am to Noon (or by appointment)
- Linda Hamilton, linda [ -at- ] lindahamiltondesigns.com, www.lindahamiltondesigns.com, 612.105.2857, Todos Santos

Bolo's Boutique - Sale!! - 25% off all Bali clothing, jewelry and accessories. Sale starts Friday, Dec. 16. Come in and do your gift shopping at Bolo's Boutique in Pescadero. We stock women's clothing, jewelry, pashminas, scarves, shoes and sandals. We are open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Directions: Follow signs for Rancho Pescadero. Turn right at their entrance and left at next corner. We are on the left before beach access. - Bolo's Boutique, bolosboutique [ -at- ] yahoo.com, bolosboutique.wordpress.com, Pescadero

1985 Toyota Motorhome For Sale - 1985 Toyota Motorhome for sale. 22ft. upper bunk bed captain chairs and sofa that turns into a bed. Stove with four burners and an and oven plus a micro wave, refrigerator that runs on electric or propane, bathroom with hot shower. Air in cab and heater /air conditioner on roof plus a Onan generator. This is a complete little home. It is big enough for two people of average build. Put your surf board on top? put your bikes on the back and you are free to stay and travel anywhere. Pictures on Craig's list http;//slocraigslist.org/rvs/2699255195.html More pictures available. Drive thru the central coast and see the home or make arrangements and it can be delivered to you! $5800.00 - Don Wilson, 805-909-0558

Casa Decor, La Paz, Indoor and Outdoor Furniture - Large 12,000 SQ. FT. Warehouse in La Paz at 560 Marquez de Leon, between Altamirano and Ramirez, Tel: 612-129-3364.

Take a Virtual Tour of our selection online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJK_MCrzZ3E:
• Largest Inventory In The Baja • Patio Furniture • Wicker, Rattan and Marble
• Rustic Hand Painted Furniture • Lighting • Metal Furniture • Copper Furniture
• Kitchen Cabinets • Doors • Floor and Wall Covering • Art • Accessories
• Fountains and Urns • Mexican Furniture • Imports From Around The World
• Very Unique Selection Of Furniture and Accessories • Furniture Packages

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The Best In-stock selection in the Baja of affordable Indoor and Outdoor Furniture at Casa Decor. Three Locations: Casa Decor La Paz, Casa Decor Cabo San Lucas on the Four lane at KM 3.5 next to Artisanos and Natural Marble and Stone, Tel: 888 557 6533 or 624-178-8146, and NOW in Loreto! - Mary Aguirre, Chief Designer, richards77 [ -at- ] pcisys.net, USA Tel 303 777 5157, http://www.antiquerowmarket.com, Baja California Sur

Handyman Services - Offering plumbing, electrical, concrete and carpentry services. Over 30 years experience in the states. Quality people doing quality work. - Jim Coulson, jimcoulsoncontractor [ -at- ] yahoo.com, 612-183-1077

Navy Seal Zodiac 15 Ft W/35 Hp Evinrude - Pick up in Imperial Beach, CA on the border before you drive down to Baja! This is a rare find. "Combat Rubber Raiding Craft" built for speed - holds up to a 35 hp outboard. Great for surf strikes, fishing, spearing, diving, snorkling, towing, wildlife watching. This 110 pound boat was built by Goodyear in 1988 and comes with a 1982 35hp longshaft Evinrude, low hours and recently serviced. Used in fresh water mostly, 20 trips used in salt water. Always flushed and cleaned with fresh water. Holds 5-6 people or 2500 lbs.

Fits in the rubber carry duffel bag (broken zipper), motor dolly, 2 oars, foot powered air pump, gas can/line. Aluminum transom is short, so it will not hit if used in whitewater. Soft self bailing floor. No trailer. New CA registration expires 12/31/2013 - Aj Schneller, Ajschneller [ -at- ] hotmail.com, sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/spo/2725505393.html, 6193339087, United States

Inflatable Boat - For sale: 2009 14' Mercury Inflatable boat with 25hp Mercury two-stroke outboard. As new. Only 30 hrs. Complete with 2009 Highliner trailer. Paid new $7,000 USD. Selling price $4,200. Email for photos and information. - davidinbaja [ -at- ] gmail.com

Free Training Kite - Kiteboardingbaja is offering a free kiteboarding training kite lesson. We want to have locals who have been watching kiters for years to have the chance to try a training kite. Or for those who are here on vacation and who want to check it out before taking a full training course. Date: Wed Dec 21. Time: 10am. Location: The first arroyal in Los Barriles-- Follow all of the KB Kiteboardingbaja signs. For more information please email nicole [ -at- ] kiteboardingbaja.com. - Nicole Eden, www.kiteboardingbajaschool.com, 624-155-1813, Los Barriles

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Real Estate, Rentals, and House Sitting - Available/Wanted



Pescadero House For Rent $600 - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, fully furnished, fans in both rooms, outside shower, roof top patio with beautiful views of sunset and mountains. Steps away from San Pedrito surf break and beach. $600 a month, available Jan.1. Water and electric included in rent. Long term 3 or more months: $500 a month - Adam Black, alycia_s [ -at- ] hotmail.com, 612-135-8868, Pescadero

Quality Land, Dirt Cheap, Still Available - A few pieces are still left, and prices have been reduced again. On the list to move in Las Tunas are 2 adjacent lots, 1416 m2 each, ocean views, on a direct access to the beach with underground services at $25,000 USD each or under $18 per m2.

Pescadero features two super special deals: A commercial parcel on Highway 19 just south of the Sandbar with 91 meters of frontage on the highway and a total of 3913 square meters at only $59,000 USD; or only $15/m2 and also a beautiful 3 hectare farm (7.5 acres) subdivided into 20 lots for a total price of $325,000 USD.

These are fire-sale prices for the sellers, but they need to sell these properties quickly. The current offering prices are way below cost and around the same as prices in 2003 or so. Please call or email for more information or tours. - Roc Fleishman, roc [ -at- ] pescadero-properties.com, www.realestatetodossantos.com/, 612-348-5468

House For Rent In San Vicente - This house is conveniently located in the south side of Todos Santos. Just a short walk to the center of town. It features a separate bedroom with queen-size bed, large great room, patio, off-street parking. Handicapped accessible; pet friendly. Reasonable rates. - bajakitties [ -at- ] yahoo.com, 14-502-50

Cerritos Estate For Sale - The Great Escape: located just south of Cerritos Surf Colony, consists of 4 1/2 acres, 1 luxury 2 bdrm.-house, and 1, 3-bdrm. vacation rental. Also, a 20 slip RV lot(water/septic). A walled development lot ready to build (no impact studies required!). Please view at: www.remaxcabosanlucas.com/Pescadero/Baja_California_Sur/Homes/11-945/Palmar_del_Medio/Agent/Listing_14855028.html, - Jordon Cameron, two40jordi [ -at- ] hotmail.com, 503-933-2510

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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

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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.

Reasonable Rates - Contact: Ernesto, Cel. 612-117-7497, ernie_net [ -at- ] hotmail.com

I Can Drive Your Car to San Diego - I'm a reliable person and well-known native of Baja. I went to college part-time in the States and speak fluent English, I can drive almost any vehicle for free or travel as a compannion. Ready to head North any time. I live in downtown La Paz. Best regards, Jorge. Call (cell) 044-612-118-7898. - Jorge Pozo Aviles, jorge_lap222 [ -at- ] hot mail.com, westewrn onion, 044-612-118-7898, La Paz

Ride Share To La Paz - Need to get to TelCel office in la Paz to get a sim card. Will pay for round trip in gas and buy u lunch for a ride. Please write me at electricshadow [ -at- ] mail.com - Tall Man, electricshadow [ -at- ] mail.com, Pescadero

Baja Via Baja Ferries Mid-December - Traveling through Nogales, around Dec. 17. Plan on taking the Baja Ferry to La Paz on or around Dec. 19. Is anyone traveling that route and would want to convoy together? Safety in numbers. I speak fluent Spanish and can help with translating. Let me know, Sylvia, treaturfeet [ -at- ] yahoo.com or phone 928-282-5969 - treaturfeet [ -at- ] yahoo.com, Los Barriles

Ride Offered To SJD Airport, Tuesday, Dec. 20 - I'm leaving TS around 8 a.m. to catch an 11:30 flight and have room for 2 or possible 3 people so, if you need a ride, contact me and we can discuss the details. (But no voice mail, please.) - Ward Whitehead, wardwhitehead [ -at- ] hotmail.com, 612-143-7561, Todos Santos

Need a Ride from LA to TS? - Probably leaving around Dec. 26. Wagon, 1 pup, 1 chick (me). Probably done the drive at least 14 times. Good company more important than gas money. Donations of course accepted! You can write me at circusgirl77 [ -at- ] yahoo.com. - circusgirl77 [ -at- ] yahoo.com
Need Ride New Year's Day, Cabo Airport To Todos Santos - Need ride 1/1/2012 from airport in Cabo to Todos Santos, arriving 2:09 p.m. - Mike And Gail Mcallister, gamcallister [ -at- ] yahoo.com, Todos Santos

Hauling - New York John will be driving a load from San Diego to Todos Santos Jan. 1. If you need something, I will pick it up and drive it down cheaper then anyone--yes, it will cost you. jmolea [ -at- ] sbcglobal.net - John Molea, jmolea [ -at- ] sbcglobal.net, 760-967-7608, Todos Santos

Need Ride To Todos From Airport - Hi, I'm flying into aiport on Jan. 3 2012. Arrive at 3 p.m. Thanks much. - rechichina [ -at- ] hotmail.com

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Pet Corner (Lost and Found pet articles will run for two weeks)

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The Purrrrfect Stocking Stuffers - We are too cute for words. We are a boy and girl and both of us are white with gorgeous blue eyes, if we do say so ourselves. Our foster mother has raised us from infancy - she bottle fed us for weeks after we were abandoned. We love her and she loves us but she has waaaay too many four-legged ones in her family. We have been to the doctor and had that little operation so there will be no babies in our future. Please take us home for the holidays. - Angelique, bakakitties [ -at- ] yahoo.com, 145-0250

Blue Healer Needs New Home - Blue Healer, beautiful 1 year old, need to give away as she does not get along with my older dog and I'm worried for her safety. Great dog, very loyal. For pictures, let me know. - bdeacon [ -at- ] me.com

Half-Price Spay & Neuter - Our Todos Santos vet Dr. Franzoni is offering half off all spay and neuter operations for cats and dogs for the month of December. He is in Todos Santos to perform these surgeries Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please bring your pets in between 9:00 a.m.and 1:00 p.m. One time offer! Dr. Franzoni's office is located at the corner of Verduzco and Cuauhtemoc in barrio San Vicente. - kittieheaven [ -at- ] yahoo.com, 145-0173

Home For The Holidays? - Sweet Lobo was brought from Punto Lobos to the spay and neuter clinic, where everyone fell in love with him. Lobo has lots of love to give and after fostering him for only a few weeks, he also shows that he will make an excellent watchdog. Lobo has house manners, has been neutered, vaccinated and with his pedicure and bubble bath he is a beautiful dog ready for his forever home. To make Lobo's holiday wish for a home come true, please contact - Connie Mical, conan [ -at- ] frontiernet.net, 178-0081, Todos Santos

Dog Needs a New Home and Love - Lovely puppy is looking for a new home. She is very friendly and loves children, and needs a home with more space (a yard she can play). I can send pictures if anyone is interested. Thanks. - Gelacio Orozco, gelacio_tds [ -at- ] hotmail.com, Todos Santos

Gorgeous Siamese Cat - Blond, blue-eyed, long-haired outside cat with a star on her forehead needs needs new home to watch over. She hunts, she is spayed. Call 612-178-0070 or email karlamfreeman [ -at- ] gmail.com - Karla Freeman, karlamfreemn [ -at- ] gmail.com, 612-178-0070, Todos Santos

Missing Great Dane - Missing dog, answers to the name of Apollo. It is a male Great Dane, short hair, gray with black spots, it has a yellow chain. It got lost arround Las Flores, last seen on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Please contact us if you`ve seen it. - Julio Rodriguez, julio_01diaz [ -at- ] hotmail.com, 612-154-6284, Baja California Sur

Flying Fido And Morris Into Mexico, Courtesy Baja Pony Express - Useful Article from Baja Insider 12/12/11: (1) You will need a Original Health Certificate completed by a Vet,. The documentation should verify that the dog has received all its shots. Do Not Try To Use A Photocopy. Rabies Shot not over 1 year old. (yes in the states it is 3 years but not Mexico Upon arriving at the airport, after clearing customs you will need to import the dog. This is pretty painless. They take your health certificate back to the office photocopy it and bring you the import papers with an official stamp. Hope that helps. Jim Hall

(2) Mexico Customs, currency & airport tax regulations details: www.iatatravelcentre.com/MX-Mexico-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm. All pets require a veterinary health certificate, issued not more than 5 days before arrival. For dogs and cats, health certificate must include: - (for pets older than 3 months) rabies vaccination history issued within 12 months before arrival [NOTE: Rule has changed since 2009. Now every 3 years - Editor]. If rabies vaccination history is not included, rabies vaccination certificate must be attached. - attestation that the pet is free from ECTO and ENDO parasites (or a deworming certificate). Further information can be found at: www.senasica.gob.mx ("Phytozoosanitary Inspection" and "When travelling, bring your pet"). And for a much more detailed description of the process: www.senasica.gob.mx/?Idioma=2&id=623 - Sheryl, Owner of La Paz Gringos

Mexico recently changed the rabies policy. We flew into SJD In October and were asked to present health certificates for our dog and cat. They registered the animals and presented me with papers welcoming them into Mexico. The person who helped us also told me that the policy for rabies had changed in Mexico from a shot each year had changed to a shot every three years, just like in the USA.

Impossible to Resist! - New arrivals at Kitty Heaven despite all of our efforts to spay and neuter (but without the help of the community, there would be even more!).

All colors, all very young and playful. For more information, call Angelique at 612-145-0250 or write her at BajaKitties [ -at- ] Yahoo.com

Kitty Heaven is the only all-cat refuge in Baja California Sur. Visit us on the web athttp://bajarescue.org/#KittyHeaven.

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