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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Friday, January 20, 2012 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    
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News and Events, Questions and Answers



Accommodations Sought For Artists During Art Festival - We are looking for accommodations for four artists Feb. 4-11 during the Art Festival in Todos Santos. If you have some room available in your home at this time, please contact those who are involved in organizing the Festival. Thank you! - Dulce Chavez, amayaum [- at -] gmail.com, 612-156-5652

Musician´s Case Stolen at La Cachora - A small green suitcase full of percussion instruments and harmonicas was taken out of the back of our truck at the end of the La Cachora beach road. We had gone down to see the turtle release about 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12. BEWARE! A group of thieves is targeting this area at this time. If anyone has found or has information about my precious instruments please contact me. REWARD for their return! Very sentimental value to me, no real monetary value to anyone else. Thank you, Pueblo Magico! Show me your magic by returning my case! - Jewels Nation, jewels [- at -] cityfritter.com, 612-144-0179, Todos Santos

Help! - 12:17pm Jan 18. My dog, Abi, was awaiting her bath at La Cañada del Diablo this morning, slipped out of her collar and ran....Made it through town, and was last seen heading towards the huerta. Maybe trying to get home (Las Tunas)? She's a baja mutt that looks like a golden retriever...40 to 45 lbs...Please call me if you see her (612.105.2857). She's supposed to drive to Sonoma with me on Monday :( - Linda Knight Hamilton, linda [- at -] lindahamiltondesigns.com

Internet Security Upgrade At Bancomer - Hello Everyone! As lots of you already know, Bancomer is upgrading the security for our On-line Banking Service, and if you still have the light blue card with the grid on the back, please come to the branch and change it for the new Safe Access Digital Device, because Jan. 10 was the last day to avoid your internet to be blocked.

So, if you already have this problem, please come and visit me, I will be more than glad to help you - Vivianne Jauregui Mariño, vivianne.jauregui [- at -] bbva.bancomer.com, www.bancomer.com/pcu/index.html, (612) 145-0785, Todos Santos

Grafting Oranges And Avocados - Can anyone recommend someone we can hire to graft fruit trees? Or instruct us as to how and when to graft here? Several of our trees have been overrun by the rootstock and we would like to modify them if possible. Please contact Gretchen in Pescadero via GutReflex [- at -] yahoo.com - Gretchen Schuster, GutReflex [- at -] yahoo.com

Trailer Needs A Ride South - A utility trailer filled with household items needs a ride to Todos Santos or La Paz from the Santa Rosalia area. Will help with gas. - Diane Phillips, di4worship [- at -] gmail.com, 615-159-0464, Baja California Sur

Hiking the Sierra? - Anyone out there ready to go up the montana next week or late this week? - Christine Douglas, cdoug1946 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-103-7021, Todos Santos

Wanted: Recycled Jeans, Belts, Leather - Design project "Recycle 12", seeks your no longer needed denim (jeans, jackets), leather (jackets, purses, belts, etc.) canvas, notions and fabric, in any size, shape, color and quantity. Deliver to my house on calle Rangel y Degollado, or will pick-up anywhere in the TS, Pescadero, La Paz or Cabo area. Much appreciated, "Recycling is the key to a sustainable future" - Patricia Baum, teampaty [- at -] gmail.com, 612 145-0882


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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.)
Wednesday, January 18 - Saturday, January 21
Todos Santos Music Festival Resumes (Last Week) - 8 p.m. each evening, Hotel California, Todos Santos. Charity concert to benefit The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. Two sets per night, featuring Scott Mccaughey and The Minus 5 (Featuring Peter Buck of R.E.M., Bill Rieflin, and John Ramberg). Free admission, with reserved tables available for suggested $5 per seat charitable donation. Info and reservations: Hotel California, info [- at -] hotelcalifornia.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612.145.0525, Todos Santos
Thursday, January 19 - Sunday, January 22
La Ventana Classic 2012 - Clinics were held Jan. 16-18, competition will take place Jan. 19-22. TBD, La Ventana. La Ventana Kite and windsurf events plus SUP island crossing, downwinder and more. Benefit to support our schools. Contact: Tim, tim [- at -] palapasventana.com
Friday, January 20
Tibetan Meditation Dance - Jan 20 -22, 2012 - Starts on Friday at 3 pm, La Arca, Todos Santos, BCS. Dance of the Vajra is a practice using a mandala to harmonize energies. Check the web site for more information. All welcome. - Laurie, lauriecpb [- at -] gmail.com, bajagar.blogspot.com

And Then There Was Nun - Tonight only, doors open 6:30 p.m., show starts 7:30 p.m., Teatro Luna Azul, Todos Santos. Hollywood style classic 1940's murder mystery play starring old Movie Icons played by local talent. Contact: Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com, Http://tsbmp.blogspot.com

Music and More Fun at the Sandbar - "Get Up and Get Down," our local Rock and Roll band, at The Sandbar tonight. No cover charge and cheap drinks. Music starts at 9 p.m. - Helen Bay, helenbaysandbar [- at -] gmail.com, sandbarbaja.com, 612-102-9135 (Helen), Pescadero

Todos Santos Music Festival Continues - See listing for Wednesday, January 18
Saturday, January 21
Todos Santos Music Festival Continues - See listing for Wednesday, January 18
Sunday, January 22
Tim Lang Live - At Marina's in Pescadero catch Tim Lang live. Show starts at 6 p.m. Food and drink specials all night long. - Tim , tim [- at -] timlang.net, www.timlang.net, Pescadero
Wednesday, January 25
Composting Workshop - Virginia Moonstone Mazzetti will share her knowledge of 40 years of organic gardening and Permaulture certification. Today's workshop is the first in a series. Participants will build a compost pile that brings results in 2 months. 10 a.m. until noon. $100 pesos per person. For info and directions call Moonstone at 612-119-4098. wholesomehomeandgarden [- at -] gmail.com, Todos Santos

Unity Spiritual/Metaphysical Group - Personal discovery through prayer and meditation by a Licensed Unity Teacher Candidate begins tonight, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Marina La Paz Vista Community Center. Continues each Wednesday for seven weeks. For more information please email bajadove [- at -] gmail.com or call 612-122-1795. - Sylvia Wheeler, bajadove [- at -] gmail.com, 612-122-1795, La Paz
Thursday, January 26
Cafe Des Artists - 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Cafe Todos Santos, Todos Santos. Monthly gathering of local visual artists as well as visiting artists to share experiences on creating and marketing their art. Topic for this meeting is "Inspiration and Work Habits". Contact: Diane Knight dianekknight [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-145-0586, www.artistsoftodossantos.com
Friday, January 27
Reception Of Lorna's Garden, Artwork By Jennifer Power And Lorna Logan - 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Alas y Olas Gallery - Casa Franco, 3 doors west of Hotel California on Juarez, Todos Santos. Please join us at the reception of Lorna's Garden. A joining of the art of Jennifer Power and Lorna Logan. Contact: Daphna Jindrich alasyolasgallery [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-159-1234
Friday, January 27 - Thursday, February 2
Fourth Annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat - Residential 7 days, Serendipity B&B, Todos Santos. Meditation and movement with Robert Hall and Richard Strozzi Heckler - Contact: Robert Hall robertkhall [- at -] mac.com, 612-1450-676, www.eldharma.com. Make reservations with Sharon at www.Serendipityventures.com


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Stepping Out - Food, Music, Workshops and Entertainment



Baja Biscuits At Cañada Del Diablo - We have two new breakfast items--a delicious bagel sandwich with egg, cheese, and our own breakfast sausage, and we are also bringing back our wonderful breakfast burritos, covered in a chipotle cream sauce. Come try one Saturday morning. If you come by the market later in the day, try our new vegetarian sandwich with grilled calabaza--yum! We will still have our BBQ pork and grilled sausage sandwiches, each with coleslaw. We also have homemade cinnamon rolls with a lime-cream cheese frosting and crispy apple fritters. Come fill your craving this Saturday at the market. Don't forget, we have frozen sausage for pick-up, also. See you there. - Ace Shawver, aceandlinda [- at -] yahoo.com, (612) 149-3572, Todos Santos

Todos Santos Music Festival Draws to a Close - Tonight, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 21, will mark the final days of the Todos Santos Music Festival. As throughout the festival, music will begin at 8 p.m. each evening at the Hotel. This charity concert is designed to benefit The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. Two sets per night, this week featuring Scott Mccaughey and The Minus 5 (with Peter Buck of R.E.M., Bill Rieflin, and John Ramberg). Free admission, with reserved tables available for suggested $5 per seat charitable donation. Info and reservations: Hotel California, info [- at -] hotelcalifornia.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, 612.145.0525, Todos Santos

Bistro Santo Vino & Wine Bar - Hours 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Daily, Closed on Sunday. Reservations Recommended. Click Here Visit our Online Store. Join our Facebook fan fan page to keep up with the latest Hotel California info. - Debbie Stewart, info [- at -] hotelcaliforniabaja.com, www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com, (011-52) 612-145-0525, Todos Santos

Kundalini Yoga At La Cachora Beach And Pura Vida - Continuing to offer Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) at La Cachora Beach and Pura Vida Organic Market. Kundalini Yoga works with breath, postures and meditation- to strengthen the nervous system, balance the glandular system, as well as much much more. Classes at the beach are Mondays and Thursdays from 9-10:30 a.m. (by donation) at La Cachora Beach (at end of road past Hotelito, park and walk to beach/look for stripe umbrella).

Join us also on Sundays from 9-11 a.m. at Pura Vida Organic Market (in the court yard) for a 2-hour themed Kundalini Yoga workshop by donation each touching on various topics like Setting Intentions, Healthy Digestion, Disease Resistance, Journey to Forgiveness and Living from your Heart Center, and Moving through the Chakras. Bring beach blanket or yoga mat, water, cushion to sit on, sunglasses/head covering, open heart and a friend (feel free to bring a journal and pen for each class-after as you sit by the ocean to reflect and during the Sunday class at Pura Vida). **Please note: There are no classes Sunday, Jan. 22. Look forward to continuing to share this wonderful practice of Kundalini Yoga with you and the Todos Santos community. - Tamara Boivin, tamigirltruck [- at -] hotmail.com


Rave Reviews For 'and Then There Was Num' - "A delightful play!...the parts played of famous movie stars of long ago were totally believable.  Even the voices sounded like the real actors!... Lots of laughs...Well done! "     One show only in January: Tonight, Friday the 20th.  Teatro Luna Azul in Todos Santos.    Tickets 200 pesos at Tecolote Bookstore.  Limited seating!       Info & Directions:   http://TSBMP.blogspot.com.   Out of Town Reservations: Bluemooninbaja [- at -] yahoo.com


Tim Lang Live At Marina's - Sunday night, Jan. 22, at Marina's in Pescadero catch Tim Lang live. Show starts at 6 p.m. Look for food and drink specials all night long! - Tim , tim [- at -] timlang.net, www.timlang.net, Pescadero

Hotel Casa Tota and La Santeña In Downtown Todos Santos - Did all that cold and snow up North drive all your best friends come to visit at once? Our proudly modest rooms are the perfect place to send your houseguests (or yourself!) for a night or two ... we'll do the cooking and cleaning so you can enjoy your vacation home, too!

La Santeña is open everyday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. serving fresh, handcrafted Mexican food and delicious eggs benedict, Baja Beans coffee and espresso drinks, Mexican wines and creative cocktails in our historic setting and sidewalk cafe, all for a fair price by our friendly (and handsome) servers.

Every Monday Night-Live Music from 6-10 p.m. and community table seating at 7 p.m.- shared conversation, separate checks. HotelCasaTota [- at -] gmail.com, www.HotelCasaTota.com, 145.0590, Todos Santos

Botanical Garden Tours - Come tour The Garden of Eden at Buena Fortuna Botanical Gardens guided by world renowned botanist, ecologist, anthropologist, and social activist Gabriel Howearth. Explore Baja Sur's most diverse organic botanical gardens, with over 3,000 plant species here at Buena Fortuna located at the entrance of La Ribera 12km east from Las Cuevas.

Gabriel Howearth, founder of Seeds of Change (the largest organic seed company in North America) will be giving guided tours every Saturday starting at 10 a.m. The cost of the tours are $150 pesos per person. Buena Fortuna's famous organic restaurant will also be serving a delicious all organic lunch by reservation for $150 pesos. Landscape design consultations, exotic nursery plants, soil and compost, and rare organic seeds also available. Special tours, lunches, and events can also be arranged anytime given prior notice. Seedfully sprouting diversity! - Gabriel Howearth, buenafortunagardens [- at -] gmail.com, 624-154-8594


Baja Shakespeare Play Slated - Baja Shakespeare's "Cinderella" to be performed under the stars at Rancho Buena Vista on March 22-25, 2012. Ticket prices are $20 US or equivalent in pesos. Reserve in Will Call, contact bajarhino [- at -] yahoo.com or call 624-142-8008. Doors open at 6 p.m. (hotel bar is open) with the show at 7 p.m.


Viva Amor! - Tracy Durland will be singing songs of love at Cafelix on Saturday February 18 from 7-9pm in honor of Valentine's day. Expect an enchanting evening of music in 3 languages: Romantic Classics in Spanish, Jazz in English, and a touch of French with the intention of including the diversity of our cultures in Todos Santos. Mark your calendar for this special musical event.

Viva Amor! Tracy Durland va a cantar canciones de amor parar honrar El Dia de Amor y Amistad en Cafelix el Sabado el 18 de Febrero de 7-9 de la noche. Espera una noche encantadora de musica en 3 idiomas: Clasicas Romanticas en Espanol, Jazz en Ingles, y un toque de Frances con la intencion de incluir la diversidad de nuestras culturas en Todos Santos. Marca tu calendario para este evento especial de musica. - Felix Guluarte

Start The New Year Well! - Thank your body for helping you make it through the holidays by treating yourself to a nutrition packed freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice from the new juice bar in the Libreria El Tecolote.
WiFi available.
The Best Espresso In Town!
The Daily News Is Here Mon.-Sat. Open At 8:00 A.M.
- Kate Lewis, katemlewis [- at -] yahoo.com, El Tecolote, Todos Santos.

Composting Workshop - There is a new business in Todos Santos: Wholesome Home and Garden. Inspired by the desire of Virginia Moonstone Mazzetti to share her knowledge of 40 years of organic gardening and Permaulture certification with southern Baja residents. Wednesday, January 25, will be the first in a series of workshops to teach Permaculture methods and philosophy.

This first workshop will teach you how to build a compost pile that brings results in 2 months. We'll begin at 10 a.m.and work at the process for 2 hours. The cost is $100 pesos per person. Take Calle Topete out of town and swing right onto the Playitas Rd. In about 1/2 a mile, look for a sign on the right announcing "Permaculture Workshop" with a arrow directing you to turn Right. Follow the next sign, again to the right. Call Moonstone if you have questions: 612-119-4098. wholesomehomeandgarden [- at -] gmail.com, 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
One-Day Workshop: Set Intentions For 2012 - What do you want to celebrate in 2012? What would you like more of this year? How do you want to feel in 2012?

Come to this fun and creative workshop and discover your Soul's desire and then anchor it through conscious intention. Become a partner with the possibility for your life in a clearly defined way. Let's begin to transform our world now by first learning to live from our highest Self. Facilitated by Lynn Johnson, master transformational teacher with over 20 years experience assisting others in creating lives with purpose and fulfillment.
  • Date: Friday, Feb 3, 2012
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Place: Vista Room, Marina de LaPaz, LaPaz
  • Cost: Free
  • Bring: Snack lunch item to share w/group and Open Mind and Heart
Please pre-register as space is limited and materials will be provided - Lynn Johnsaon, spiritaslj [- at -] gmail.com, 624-137-4527

Pizza Night at the Kramer's - Just a reminder to let everyone know we are making pizza again on Fridays in our wood burning oven. We open at 4 p.m. and go until it's all gone. This week we will have fresh salads from our organic garden, so come have a salad and a pie at our home in beautiful Las Tunas, or get one to go and enjoy it at home. Here's the number to order by phone. See you friday. 178-0004 - Bruce Kramer bkmasonry [- at -] yahoo.com, 178-0004

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).
• New Menu • Daily Specials • Lower Prices • Many New Items Under 75 Pesos •
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

Music and More Fun at the Sandbar - "Get Up and Get Down," our local Rock and Roll band, is back to put a kick in your step at The Sandbar tonight, Jan. 20. Come on down and remember why we live here! No cover charge and cheap drinks -- so why not? Music starts at 9 p.m. - Helen Bay, helenbaysandbar [- at -] gmail.com, sandbarbaja.com, 612-102-9135 (Helen), Pescadero


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Misc. Sales and Services Available



Construction Work - General contractor looking for work. New to the area, lots of references from Mexico and U.S. A to Z interior/exterior, quality work guaranteed. I am bilinqual. All my work is done using North American standards. I was a project manager for La Mision Hotel in Loreto B.C.S and then had my own company doing over 200 remodels in Nopolo, Loreto as well. In U.S I was a general contractor in; CA, MT, AZ and NV. All documents/references available. I have a dual citizenship. - Mike De La Garza, kisacrane [- at -] yahoo.com

Nomad Chic - It's not too late to see the Nomad Chic collection of apparel, jewelry and accessories. Feel free to call or email me to arrange an appointment.

- Linda Hamilton, linda [- at -] lindahamiltondesigns.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Nomad-Chic/184057581646858, 612.105.2857, Todos Santos

Bring Your Own Equilibrium And Wellness - Caeli Casa Holistica, Natural healing therapies and spa treatments. Lower your stress, increase your energy, love yourself. Aromatherapy relaxing massage, hot stone therapy, holistic massage therapy, Tibetan singing bowls and chakra harmonization. Organic facials- hydrating, purifyng, sensitive skin. Certified Holistic Therapist Mónica Velázquez. For appointments, call 612-145-0381 or 612-149-1552 (cell) or write caelicasaholistica [- at -] gmail.com / Todos Santos BCS. caelicasaholistica [- at -] gmail.com

Nanny/Beach Nanny - Available for Nannying in the Todos Santos and Pescadero Area. 25 yr old canadian f/ with car. I have been coming to baja for 8 years. I have Life Saving for taking the kids to the beach and can offer surf lessons through Marios Surf School. Love being around kids, love cooking and will do over night nannying.

Call for any questions or references :) - Leia Bradley, leiabradley [- at -] hotmail.com, +52 624-116-0617, Todos Santos

1994 Nissan Pathfinder For Sale - Good condition, runs great! Has 4WD, Air Con. Surf racks Great Baja car! $1500.00 USD. Located in Todos Santos - Terez Maniatis, terezman [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-134-9951, Baja California Sur

LCD 32-inch TV For Sale - Brand new, still in the original package ... We bought one for Christmas and got another one as a gift from my family. It includes antena and is an Emerson. I´m asking 300 USD or OBO. - Anabel Muñoz, 612-107-1451, Todos Santos

18' Ocean Fishing Boat For Sale - Comes with a new 60 HP, 4-stroke Mercury motor with only 93 hours on it:
  • Easy Pull Trailer With Excellent Tires
  • 2 New Batteries
  • Center Fiberglass Console
  • Ready To Go Fishing!
Price $8700 USD. This is a great price -- it's like buying a motor and getting the boat and trailer for free! - Kent Hansen, kenthansen [- at -] shaw.ca, La Paz


Boom Truck - Boom truck with 70', three-section arm at your service. If you have some furniture you need to crane into your second story, or a spiral staircase, or hot-tub to go on an upper deck. Our crane has a 8 ton capacity. Friendly, knowledgable operator. - Dean Mcquillen, todossantos1 [- at -] hotmail.com, 612.133.03.11


News From La Canada Del Diablo - Big Sale!
  • Beautifully wax finished, kiln dried chilean pine, end tables and coffee tables are all marked down to sell. All end tables now 75.00, All coffee tables 100.00. Many styles to choose from. Special price for the set (2 end tables and a coffee table) 200.00.
  • Pine Rocking Chairs normally 240.00, now 145.00.
  • 15% off on all "old wood" benches.
  • 50% off on all holiday decorations, from the workshops Chignahuapan, Puebla.
Our store hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday. - Barbara Perkins, bperkins0403 [- at -] gmail.com, www.lacanadadeldiablo.com, 612-140-0069


Palms That Grow Well On The Beach - We have over 30 varieties of palms, many of them are salt tolerant and do very well close to the ocean. We also have the expertise to help ensure your new palms will thive. Email me for photos. Just some other palms that have good salt-tolerance are as follows:
  • Areca or Butterfly Palm (Dypsis lutescens)
  • Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe langenicaulis)
  • Spindle Palm (Hyophorbe verscchaffeltii)
  • Latin Palms (several varieties)
  • Date Palms (this is a large family of palms, and most all do well close to the ocean)
  • Washingtonian or Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta)
  • Cardboard Palm (Zamia forfuracea) -- this is actually a cycad
We also have some of the largest Royal Palms for sale in Southern Baja, and many other impressive large and small varieties - both field-grown and in pots. Email todossantos1 [- at -] hotmail.com or call 612.133.0311 - Dean McQuillen - Dean Mcquillen, todossantos1 [- at -] hotmail.com, 612.133.03.11, Todos Santos
Purification Water Plant For Sale - If you’re looking for a side business, one that gives you a good daily gain, this is your chance: La Poza Purificadora (purification Water Plant in town) is for sale. The summer is coming -- take advantage of it! We will be receiving offers only for a few days. Only $30,000.00 USD OBO. For more information, contact Bruno Jimenez at Purificadora La Poza, bruno [- at -] southbajaproperties.com, bruji72 [- at -] hotmail.com or call (cell) 612- 157-5608. - Bruno Jimenez, bruno [- at -] southbajaproperties.com, 612-157-5608, Todos Santos

20 Years Of Solar Services - Ecosmart Technologies have been serving BCS for 5 years, supported by 20 years of north american experience. 210 watt guaranteed Solar panels for $600.00 USD. Complete installation off grid or grid-tied. 100's of great energy saving products to work with your home and lifestyle. - Ann Perkins, eawenterprizes [- at -] gmail.com, www.wix.com/erwinecosmart/ecosmart-tecnologies-ea, 624-166-9473, Baja California Sur

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

>>> Special! Bring In This Ad For A 10% Discount! <<<

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
Shaw Direct Satellite TV Systems From Canada - Now get quality, North American satellite TV in English:

• ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and PBS from Detroit, Michigan, Rochester New York, Spokane and Seattle
• NFL Sunday Ticket - Not Available on Dish Network • NBA League Pass, and 80 Other Sports Channels
• HBO and 30 Other Movie Channels • Over 80 High-definition Channels
• Vacation Holds Allow You to Suspend Programming While You're Away • Variety, Family, Music, French and Special-interest Programming

For a list of available Shaw Direct channels, go here: www.bajasatellite.com/shaw-direct-satellite-tv-program-listings.asp. We set up your programming account directly with Shaw Direct, allowing you to manage your account directly. For more information on available Shaw Direct programming and monthly subscription rates, go here: www.shawdirect.ca/english/learn/programming/default.asp.
Complete Shaw Direct System - DSR600 HD Receiver - $698 US
Complete Shaw Direct DVR System - DSR630 HD Receiver with Digital Video Recorder - $1,098 US
Price includes Account activation, and Canadian, US and Mexican Shipping and Importation. Installation not included. A standard single-dish Shaw Direct system installation in the Todos Santos area will run about $200 for labor and materials. Travel fees for installation in remote locations, ground-mount poles, long cable runs, conduit, installation on high roofs or walls, or connections to additional TVs at additional cost. For more information Contact Us today: alan [- at -] BajaSatellite.com, www.bajasatellite.com, (530) 903-4257 (US), (01) 555 351 0882 (Mexico), Baja California Sur

Hotel Santa Rosa - Hotel Santa Rosa offers you 4 single rooms, and 4 double rooms, every room with an extra sofa bed, kitchen, cable TV, New swiming pool, parking lot, 6 blocks from downtown, WIFI, and 10% discount off in cafélix and boyitacos. Short and long term. Info at cafelix or boyitacos. - Felix Vazquez, salesboy_vagu [- at -] hotmail.com, salesboy_vagu [- at -] hotmail.com, 6121312081, Todos Santos

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


Todos Santos Beach House on a Tranquille Lush 5, 206.22 Sqmt Property - For Sale by Owner: - Two (2) separate driveway entries give the 5,206.22 sq meter (1.25 acre) property privacy from both the front and back, giving flexibility to build additional homes or to split in the future. Soil on the property is rich organic black soil, ideal for other organic gardening.

Property is an enclosed oasis and has unlimited access to farm water that nourishes the over 85 mature mango trees, 80 lush palm trees over 5 feet, passion fruit trees, citrus fruit trees and avocado trees, all of which give the property its cool shade that is coveted in the region and frequently not available on other properties of comparable or more value in the desert landscape.
* Property has power, water (both municipal and farm water), gas and Internet.
* A 6-minute walk takes you to the secluded beach, and a 5-minute drive finds you in the heart of TS.
* Motivated Seller with Reduced Listing
If you have questions or would like to make an offer after viewing the property on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=krg9FEeiRtk), feel free to contact us. Save on the fee and make us a good offer. - Anh Walch, anhwalch [- at -] yahoo.com, 212-692-0912, Todos Santos

Rental Wanted - Family of 6 looking for a house/apt for rent. At least 2 bedrooms. Caretaking option would be perfect as well. Husband is a General Contractor who is able to fix things without a need for "third person". New to this area but have lived in Mexico 5 years. Husband has dual citizenship, wife from Finland. Kids ages 4, 8, 11, 12. - Mike De La Garza Crane, kisacrane [- at -] yahoo.com

Los Cardones Hotelito, Camping and Event Space, Playa Cerritos - Los Cardones Hotelito now has three rooms available to rent. Spacious rooms with king or queen beds, plus twin beds all with private bathrooms and balconies. Great views of the surf at Playa Cerritos! Camping on site is also available. Los Cardones is a 100% solar-powered property with commitment to sustainability. Come enjoy the peace and solitude of the beautiful Baja desert in our natural surroundings! We are located just a short stroll to great surf at Cerritos and a convenient place to meet for Mario's Surf School.

Restaurant space is available to lease for private dinners, parties or other special events. Contact us for pricing and availability. For reservations, contact: khpescado [- at -] gmail.com. - Kelly, khpescado [- at -] gmail.com, www.loscardonesbaja.com, 612-144-1019 or 612-170-4513, Pescadero


25 Acres Land For Sale - 25 acres of nice Baja ranch land near Los Planes, fronting gravel road to Los Barriles, with power and water 100m away. Road to be paved in future. Quiet place with good fishing nearby at Ensenada Los Muertos. Multi-million dollar resorts developing nearby. Good investment at only $1.25 USD/METER. 10 hectareas(24.7 acres)--$125k USD. - Randy Echter, rke1951 [- at -] gmail.com, 612-154-0485, La Paz

Responsible House-sitters Available Immediately- Local References - We are a young responsible Canadian couple in or around Todos Santos looking to house sit for the month of February and possibly longer, up until the end of March possibly. We have experience house-sitting and have references locally and back home in Canada. We are very quiet and not into partying. Please respond by email if interested and we can meet at your convenience. - Rockford Royko, rroyko [- at -] hotmail.com, Baja California Sur

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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

To remove your ad if you find a ride or caravan, let us know here: www.bajawesternonion.com/submitarticle.asp
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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

Ride Offered To Cabo San Lucas - I'm leaving the United States Soon. We can split gas. Give me a call or email at richygreengo [- at -] hotmail.com, 575-779-6146. Thanks, Richy. - Richard Green, richygreengo [- at -] hotmail.com, 575-779-6146

Ride South - Anyone heading down soon? Can drive/share and $/share. I go back-and-forth every 6 weeks and want to beat the airfare reality. Cerritos area. reggiecollins [- at -] att.net, Baja California Sur

Ride Needed Jan. 22 - Ride from Todo Santos to SJD needed, flight leaves 4 p.m. Willing to share taxi or pay for gas. Can reach Cristi at 612-145-0276.clfedryna [- at -] hotmail.com

Need A Ride From TS To SJD Airport Jan. 22 - I need a ride from Todos Santos to SJD ariport Sunday, Jan. 22. My plane leaves at 2:18. Thanks, Rick. otter43 [- at -] hotmail.com - Rick Myers, otter43 [- at -] hotmail.com

Ride Needed From La Paz Airport Jan. 22 - I would appreciate a ride from the La Paz airport to Todos Santos on Sunday, Jan. 22, at about 2:30 p.m. My Volaris fight gets in at 1:25 p.m. Please let me know if you may help: 858-735-3538 or paul [- at -] boominenterprises.com. Thank you, Paul - Paul Bumann, paul [- at -] boominenterprises.com, 858-735-3538

Ride Offered From Sjd To Todos Santos Monday Jan. 23 - I'm going to be on Delta FL 389 out of Atlanta which lands in SJD at 12:40 on Monday January 23 and I'll be driving to Todos Santos so if you are coming in around that time and want a ride please email me (or call or text my cell... but only on the 23rd) and we can set something up. - Ward Whitehead, wardwhitehead [- at -] hotmail.com, 612.143.7561

Caravan La Paz To San Diego Jan. 25, 26 Or 27 - Looking for caravan partner to drive back to border sometime the week of Jan. 22. Have dog so will need to make a few stops. Want to stop in Mulege and Rosario on way back e.g. take time and not drive like a mad person. For more information, please write me at marinacchang [- at -] gmail.com - Marina Chang, marinacchang [- at -] gmail.com, La Paz

Wanted: Ride To Cabo Airport Jan. 31 - Need ride to San Jose del Cabo airport Tuesday, Jan. 31. Plane leaves at 5:20 p.m. Share gas expenses. - Christine Douglas, cdoug1946 [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-103-7021

Flying In or Out of Cabo on Feb 1? - I will be arriving that day and am looking for a ride but also have a car in TS and would like to hear from folks departing that day and needing a way to get to the airport. - Tom Parrish, tparrish [- at -] air.org, Todos Santos

Driving Calgary To Baja in Early February - Leaving Calgary, AB, in minivan late January to Baja, via California. Have room for one mature passenger and/or small parcels to help with costs. Very flexible with dates and route, but want to be at least to La Paz by Feb. 10. Would love to hear about anyone else heading that way in early February for possible caravan. Drop me a note if you have designs on influencing any part of this trek. - L. McMillan, makintraxx [- at -] gmail.com, 403-973-8959

Ride Available Early February - Todos Santos to Northern California. Leaving early Feb. 7. Space for 1, maybe 2, and luggage. Need to arrive in S.F. Bay Area on Feb. 10. Better to phone if interested. cell: 612-118-2379 - Sandra Arevalo, arevalosan [- at -] aol.com, 612-178-0056

Caravan mid-February? - Leaving Oregon mid-February for East Cape, flexible. Looking for another to caravan with. Have dogs so need some stops. Not in a crazy/fast hurry :-). Could meet someone at Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada and at least to La Paz (thru the more desolate areas). Have driven several times. Please write: rossib [- at -] linnbenton.edu - Barbara, rossib [- at -] linnbenton.edu, Baja California Sur

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

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Lab Mix Puppy For Adoption - Lily is a 10-week-old lab mix puppy found under the fig tree near Rancho Pescadero with her sister Bella. Bella is going to Santa Cruz in April, but Lily is up for adoption on 1/29/12. She will have all her shots by then. Lily is in great health, very cute, attentive, easy. Crate training in progress. She often sleeps all night (8 p.m.-6 a.m.). Lily looks like she will be medium sized. Please email if interested. - Sally Bondi, sally [- at -] 2s2ginc.com, 612-171-3714, Pescadero

Nice Dog Needs Home - Cute boxer-like dog needs good home, has been fixed and is healthy, very energetic and is a good watch dog. www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150468445372414.358302.692117413&type=1&l=5960ca10ca - Eva Torres Lepine, eva_lepine [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-108-8447, La Paz

Stray Puppy Needs Good Home ->>> - I am a stray that was rescued in La Paz at a Christmas Eve party, I am extremely skinny and would like to find a good home. The nice girl that rescued me is willing to foster me for a while and have me fixed as soon as I gain a bit of weight, but I will need a good home because it is a little crowded at her house and just not possible for me to stay here forever. - Eva Torres, eva_lepine [- at -] hotmail.com, 612-108-8447, La Paz

Stray Dog Needs Ride To Cabo Humane Society - During the fireworks a dog showed up at my casa. A brindle pit bull, skinny, scared, humble. I can't keep him and have no way to take him to Cabo to the Humane Society. Can you help? I live in Todos Santos, in the otro lado. 612-118-7393 - Anne Marie Maurier, l.maurier [- at -] yahoo.com, 612-118-7393

Looking For A Better Life - We Ran Away >From Home - Hi, Our names are Gus & Scout and we're brothers. We left home because there were 11 of us and we just didn't all get along very well. And, a dog had recently killed one of our brothers and later attacked our sister. It was getting scary.

We're 18 months old, fixed, and can be friendly. I have gray and black stripes with white feet and am big for my age. Gus is totally black, green eyes, and average size. Our owners miss us a lot and just want people in Pescadero (just north of the Tequila Factory by the beach) or there about -- to know that we're cool cats and could use a little love and food if you see us hanging around. We're outdoor cats and can fend for ourselves but... Thanks for reading about us and please be nice to us if we stop by for a visit :-) - Bonnie, bajapeacewear [- at -] hotmail.com, Pescadero

Lost Golden Retriever - Lost GR in North Pescadero area 3 weeks ago. Was sick with weepy eyes and caretakers let her go. Am home now and heartbroken. If you have seen her(Layla), please call Barbara Chick at 612-154- 5983. Reward - Barbara Chick, 612-154-5983

<<<- Have You Seen Leyla?? - Attention Pescadero Residents - Please help! I've just returned from a trip to find out that my beautiful (very blonde!) "golden retriever" mix, "Leyla" - my faithful companion for more than three years - "went missing" around the 10th of December. The people that I'd paid to care for her are clueless - and I am truly beyond heartsick! She left from my yard in north Pescadero - right by the Huerta Huizapol - a few blocks (on the right-hand side) before the Pemex if you're coming in from Todos Santos. I'm offering a generous reward for your help in returning Leyla to her home! She's very people-friendly and loves car rides. Please call me if you have any information and can help. - Barbara Chick, 044-612-154-5983, Pescadero

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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