Baja Western Onion - News For The Left Coast of Baja California Sur

Competition At The Skate Park - We will like to thank all the people that had send us e-mails about the competition at the skate park this 24 of November and ask us for not to cancel. And well we are very happy to let you know that we will make the skate and BMX competition, it will not be a festival as we planed at first but still we will have a live DJ performance and a lot of fun for all your family.

The cover for the event will be 2 DLLs (20 pesos) per person and 2 DLLs per cooler with everything you want to put in. The inscriptions for the competitors star at 1 PM and the contest at 3 PM. For more info and the flyer please send a e-mail to peskaderosk8[-at-] - Luis Flores, peskaderosk8[-at-], 612 141 9440, Pescadero

Worker Needed - Does anyone know of a worker who needs more work during the month of November? Nov. 12 to 30th. We are looking for someone who can help us pack our house, wrap and box things. Man or woman. Flexible hours, can be arranged. Please email cordovajj[-at-], or call 145-0299 after Nov. 10. thank you! - Jeanne Cordova, cordovajj[-at-], 145-0299 (after Nov. 10),

Need Help Building a Website - We have a new business in La Paz called Breezy Rider Rentals, which rents scooters. I need to set up a website, and need recommendations as to who I should use, etc. I have already registered our domain name, so just need a website. Thank you in advance for any help. - Susan Waldorf, Kahan1016[-at-], 5092997391, La Paz

Sindicatura Question - In looking at the Sindicatura website, it seems to refer to Tijuana only. Has anyone had experience that would indicate that police in Baja Sur recognize and respect the decal or the office? Thanks. - Lou , lcrocker[-at-], 530 298-2098, Todos Santos

SOS - After reading about SOS and wondering about paying $25 to a US based organization some red flags were raised in my thinking. I asked the Discover Baja Club, what they knew of SOS and included the phone numbers etc. Below is the reply I received from Discover Baja.

"We have checked out this organization with the board of tourism and it is NOT legal. Neither of the phone numbers we had for them ever worked.
there is a sindicatura site
which is the Mexican government and it is legitimate.

Hope this helps, Carol"
- Sara Gay Dammann, sgdamm2002[-at-], 231 675 5264 (US), Todos Santos

Bee Hive Wanted - Does anyone have a clean empty beehive that they are willing to sell? - Leirion , leirionalice[-at-], 044-612-111-6226

Be Wary Of Fumigators - We recently had jewelry stolen from our home in Las Brisas by a fumigator named Daniel Higuera Cota. He is tall (6'3"), thin, dark-haired, goatee, thirtyish, slick, drives a small white pickup, and got by our gate by feigning a business association with his older brother, Diego Higuera Cota, who we know to be an honest fumigator serving Todos Santos for many years now. Diego is also tall, but thicker, silver-haired, with some silver-capped teeth. His business is called Eco-Fumigaciones, 044-612-157-7645, and we recommend Diego unreservedly. - Michael Mercer, barkingdogbooks[-at-], Todos Santos

Correction To "Private Art Auction" - The "Corn Lady" painting Jeanne Cordova advertised for her moving sale (BWO, 11/06/07) is not the first piece ever sold by Todos Santos artist Gloria Marie V. It is, however, the first "Corn Lady." She painted a second, so that it could be photographed for her website,, and a third on request from a collector in the states. It is a popular painting: another buyer wants to commission a fourth. Mary Shortell in Las Brisas owns the second version (considered by the artist to be the best).

We will miss Jeanne--exiting Todos Santos with every bit as much class as when she arrived, some ten years ago--and we wish her success with the garage sale. Michael and Gloria - Michael Mercer, barkingdogbooks[-at-], Todos Santos

Exposición Fotográfica - A Photo Exhibition by Thomas A. Ireton will be on display at the Centro Cultural Roger de Conynck A.C., Alianza Francesa, Revolución 635 between Morelos & Victoria in La Paz. The opening reception is Thursday evening November 8 at 8:30 PM. His work will be on display at this same gallery until the 22nd of November.
- Juli Goff,

Where To Buy Herbs?? - No, not that kind...I am looking to buy starter plants for my herb garden. From whom can I purchase at least the basic five, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Tarragon, Oregano & Cilantro, so ok, maybe that's six. Thank you ; - ) - Rick Stone, Rick[-at-], 624 161 1733, Pescadero

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair - The 4th Annual "Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair" sponsored by the Asociacion de Artes del Mar de Cortez A.C. in East Cape will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2007 at Rancho Buena Vista Hotel in Buena Vista. Artists are invited to pre-register until Thursday, November 29, by calling Yolanda at the Baja Beach Company, 624-142-8074 or by email at bcummings21[-at-] The "Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair" is open to the public free of charge at 9:00 am and closes at 4:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to get those special Holiday gifts for family and friends. There will also be a grand raffle with spectacular prizes, great food, and (as always)surprise entertainment. Funds earned from the event will go to support Arts and Education programs in East Cape. - Joann Hyslop, eastcapers[-at-], 612-111-6042, Los Barriles

Relocation - I will be in San Jose del Cabo Dec 17th thru Jan 21,08. I am looking for a place to stay at least a few weeks, I will care for your home, apt in exchange to stay. I am looking to move and need research time and help would be appreciated. Excellent references.
contact email; folhimup[-at-] - Barbara Cota, folhimup[-at-], 909-527-3090, United States

No More Jake Brakes - Has anyone else noticed that the signature sound of central Todos Santos, the blam, blam, blam of Jake brakes being used at all hours of the day and night is missing...I've been home 3 weeks and nary a blam, blam, blam. I don't know who is responsible for the change of how they accomplished it but it is absolutely wonderful. A major step towards creating a pueblo that supports quality of life. Congratulations to those involved. Now to move the heavy transport that doesn't pertain to us right out of town on an appropriate bypass...Now, that would be a major victory. Thanks. - Janel Beeman, janelb3[-at-], 1450213,

Quote of the Day: "Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him. " Martin Luther King Jr.

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Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair - Rancho Buena Vista Hotel, Buena Vista, 624-142-8074
NFL Football at the Sandbar
Dharma Talks and Guided Meditation with Robert K. Hall, 10:00a.m--11:30a.m. at La Arca, Todos Santos
Cabo Mil Happy Hour - 6 to 7 PM. 96.3 FM, In English.

NFL Football at the Sandbar
Free Pool, 3 PM - 10 PM, The Sandbar, Pescadero


All You Can Eat Pizza, The Sandbar, Pescadero

NFL Football at the Sandbar
Steak Night - La Canada del Diablo - call for reservations 612-14-00069
Nov 22 - 7th Annual Thanksgiving Buffet - La Canada del Diablo - call for reservations 612-14-00069
Nov.29 - Live Music with Curvas Peligrosas - Hotel California, 7:30 PM, no cover.


'Flashback' - Playing at Hotel California - 8PM -
Nov. 24 - Skate and BMX Competition - The Skate Park, Pescadero - 612 141 9440
Nov. 24 - Palapa Society Yard Sale And Street Fair - 10:00 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 8 - Benefit for Kittie Heaven, Rummage Sale - La Canada de Diablo
Dec. 15 - "A Christmas Garden Party and Open House." at La Cachora Special Needs School

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