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

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News and Events

Tropical Storm Julio - At 2 pm PDT, the government of Mexico has issued a Tropical storm watch for the Baja California peninsula from Santa Fe southward on the west coast around the peninsula northward to Buenavista on the east coast. A tropical storm watch means that Tropical Storm conditions are possible within the watch Area. generally within 36 hours. Tropical Storm Julio is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph. 19 Km/hr.

This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On this track the center of the depression will pass near or just west of Baja California on Monday. - Baja Western Onion

Todos Santos 5k Run/Walk For Health - Contact Mir Lund, mikeandmir[-at-], 612 1345 347, Todos Santos

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Surfers Only - If you are into surfing Cotal Azul and the East Cape and have funds to help with the gas, contact me, Pat Light Patluz1[-at-] - Pat Light, patluz1[-at-]

Mexican Senior Card (Courtesy, Baja Pony Express) - Will someone please send the information on how to obtain a Mexican Senior Card. Cheryl , bajaponyexpress3[-at-]

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Rides Needed/Available

Pay For P/u To New Mexico - I'd happily pay for labor, gas, mileage for anyone (with references) who might be driving a P/U, from Todos to Jemez Springs, Northern New Mexico. I need a load of personal possessions, mattress, chairs, tables, small chests, mirrors, etc. brought up. The furniture could be ready for pick-up in Todos Santos on short notice. Someone would be there to help load. There is no problem bringing personal furniture across the border. I need to know ASAP although delivery wouldn't have to be until mid-Oct or before. Thank you. - Janel Beeman, janelb3[-at-], 505-753-7208, Todos Santos

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Restaurant and Food News

Tuesday Movie Night At Buena Vida - This Tuesday we will be showing the documentary "War Dance" Set in civil war-ravaged Northern Uganda, this Best Documentary nominee for the 2008 Oscars follows the lives of three youngsters who attend school in a refugee camp and find hope through a rich tradition of song and dance. Coming from a world in which children are abducted from their families and forced to fight in the rebel army, these kids give it their all when they travel to the capital city to take part in the prestigious Kampala Music Festival. I must warn you this film is pretty intense but very beautiful!!!!!!!!!! We will open the doors at 6:30 and the movie will start at sundown. - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski[-at-], 6121343100, Todos Santos

Ana-san's Update - Ana will be open serving a light breakfast beginning this Thurs Aug 21st 2008. Breakfast eggs, burritos, fresh orange juice and coffee at affordable prices 8 a.m.-12:00. Ana-san's sushi bar will be closed Aug 23rd-Sept 2nd however breakfast will still be served. Ana-San's will be open all of Sept for both breakfast and sushi. Stop in and enjoy air conditioned service during the hot Sept month, with the friendly Ana-san family - Ana Orozco, 044-612-137-9856, Todos Santos

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Music/Entertainment News

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Pet Corner

Missing Jack Russell - Missing from Rancho Nuevo community, small female Jack Russell terrier. White with red face. $500.00 reward. Contact Kelly at 612 151 8276 or Shar at 624 137 3198 or at greenbrier[-at-] - , greenbrier[-at-], 612 151 8276, Elias Calles

Found Two Lost Dogs - Friday afternoon during the thunderstorm in Todos Santos two dogs followed us home from the La Cachora/La Poza beach. Both are males, one is short haired similar to an American bulldog, light beige and white mix. The other is reddish brown with white longer haired with collar. Both seem to understand English and are well taken care of. They are currently at our house in La Cachora #10. Call Katie for info. - Katie Lopez, katieinus[-at-], 044-612-151-2399, Todos Santos

Buddy and Marty found their way back home to Wendy's house just as we were getting ready to send out this issue of the Baja Western Onion. Wendy had just sent us an e mail with the photos you see here, and we had just made the connection with Katie's ad and called Wendy. Strangely, Marty and Buddy walked into Wendy's house right at that moment!

Marty and Buddy asked us to remind everyone that many pets do not do well with fireworks, thunder and lightning storms. Here are some tips to keep your pet safe and possibly prevent their running away:
And while we're at it, here are some tips for keeping yourself safe as well:

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Mini Notebook Computer - Asus eeePC 701 Netbook. 5 months old. Weighs only 2 pounds, 2Gb Ram(upgraded), 7 inch screen, 4gb SSD Hard Drive, Wi-Fi, Webcam, microphone(great for Skype), 3 USB, SD memory slot to supplement the small hard drive. Normally comes with Linux, I currently have Windows XP installed on it. $375 firm - Jon Perkins, ravemind[-at-], 612-141-7291, Pescadero

Brand new Living room Furniture by Boal - NEVER used, Sand Gold colored Ultrasuade (very neutral). Sofa, Loveseat and Overstuffed Chair were $1829 at Retail. Need to sell ASAP. $1,395. - Anthony Gould, tony[-at-], 612-133-2272, Todos Santos

Need A Partner - Hello my name is Lucan. live right now in Pescadero i need a partner to start again a business of swimsuits, surfboards, surf maps and more, to make international sells i have this brand working in the market for more than 10 years very good business. I'm a surfer and designer too. please call me if you are interested to have a chat. thanks. - Lucan Hirales, LUCANFREEJAZZ[-at-]YAHOO.COM, 612 132-64-89, Pescadero

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

Want To Buy 1998-2002 Motor Home - Looking for a clean motor home with relieable engine and transmition, and low mileage will be nice. Must have current California Plates, ready to buy NOW !!! Please email info and photos (if you have any)to me ASAP. - Bill, info[-at-], 044-612-132-4710, Pescadero

Car For Sale - Jeep Grand Cherokee, 01 ,4X4, color grey, 6- cylinders, Mexican frontier plates.105,000 miles, excellent condition, like new,$ 100,000 pesos or better offer. A/C, stereo, ,Alarm, hitch. - Ollin, ollin5vuelta[-at-], 612 17 01518, La Paz

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Rentals Available/Wanted

House For Rent - Casa 4 Mangos,ocean Views,3br 2bath,Spiral staircase,Fireplace,exclusive gated community,short walk to beach - Ron Cyre, roncyre[-at-], Todos Santos

Osprey San Pedrito - We are now offering deep discounts until Oct 5. It's our "come and cool off at the beach rate." Announcing three new beach front vacation rentals in Pescadero overlooking San Pedrito Beach with a direct view of the famous surf break. Built on the footprint of the first house built on the beach, this is certainly "the jewel of the crown."

Beautifully renovated into three discreet rentals, available individually or together for larger groups. Spacious, private1-2 bedroom units each with full kitchen, and living/ dining areas, patios and magnificent views from San Pedrito to South Pescadero and the Sierra Laguna mountains. Available for long or short term rental, private parties, events and weddings. Call or email for more detailed description and photos. Low introductory summer rates. US number: 707-696-9064 - Leslie Lambert, bajaosprey[-at-],, 612-135-3302

Studio timeshare at Cabo Villas Beach Resort (Courtesy, Baja Pony Express - We are unable to use our studio timeshare at Cabo Villas Beach Resort the week of January 24 - 31, 2009. The studio is in the new section on the top floor and end unit. It is the lock off studio of the executive suite. You are overlooking the sea of cortez and mountains and right on Medano Beach (with the view of the famous arch and lover's beach). The room has kitchenette with 2 burner stove, refrigerator, furnished kitchen, king size bed,full maid service This is one of the best resorts on Medano Beach. Check out the website for all the details and amenities they provide. Price for the week is $700 (which is a fraction of what rack rate is!). For more info on the resort go to Any questions, please contact us. - Darlene Karduck , djkarduck[-at-]

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Real Estate For Sale

This Is The Best Time To Buy !!! - We have several Los Cerritos lots starting at $20,000; ocean views starting at $45,000; and here's our latest listing= This 1,838 square meter (19,782 SqFt) lot #2723 has an EXCELLENT views of Los Cerritos Bay, very close to Los Cerritos Beach Club, and walking distance to 18,000 SfFt home/Hotel, and also 30 units Los Cerritos condominiums, both under construction.

This is a VERY HARD to find lot with such unbelievable VIEW in today’s market, especially at this EXCELLENT price, of $295,000 !! We also have lots in Pescadero, for example a 7,811sqft lot with gorgeous Ocean and Farm views, less than 2 blocks to paved street and another 2 blocks to Highway, Rt. 19. It has county water, electricity and phone at property line. And don't forget that we can recommend a local construction company that usually charges $80 per sqft on a turn-key project. Please call me if you have questions on any of the above, or please visit for more information and pictures !!! THIS is the time to submit your offers, before prices slowly start creeping up, again... - Bill, bill[-at-],, 044-612-132-4710

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Sales and Services

Dig/Dive/Plunge Into The Mysteries - In the Seeds Of Civilization novels, a Seattle aerospace engineer and his team of amateur investigators follow a trail of strange artifacts in a search of the truth about the age and origin of Earth’s earliest civilizations. Each new investigation reveals clues that are truly “out of this world!”

Tractrix, Tsubute and Triangle give adventure-lovers a glimpse of real life archaeological mysteries—the ancient Maya of Mexico, Japan’s submerged Yonaguni Monument and the “lost city of Cuba,” discovered in 2000 by a Canadian salvage team. Order the series in El Tecolote Libros in Todos Santos or at any online book store. Signed copies may also be ordered directly from the author’s Web site at, Martha Archer, pr[-at-], Todos Santos

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Community Calendar
Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week
Cabo Mil Happy Hour - 6 :00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. 96.3 FM, In English.
Los Cerritos Beach Club - Sunset Sessions, Live music by Dalina Jones and Diego Ramirez, 3 to 6 P.M.
Basilfields 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.Colegio Militar near Marquez de Leon
Tennis, Elias Calles, contact Leslie leslie.light1[-at-]
Dinner And A Movie Night at Buena Vida - Dinner 6:00, Movie 8:30 - 612-134-3100, Todos Santos
Basilfields 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. Colegio Militar near Marquez de Leon
Tennis, Elias Calles, contact Leslie leslie.light1[-at-]
Smoke Out Fish and Chicken, and Open Mike Night - 8 P.M., The Sandbar, Pescadero.
Zandro's Ashtanga Yoga - 9.00 A.M. Donations, La Arca , Todos Santos
Basilfields 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. Colegio Militar, near Marquez de Leon
Music by Shawn & Cowboy, Hotel California, Todos Santos
Live Reggae music from KL. 9:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M. The Sandbar, Pescadero
Los Cerritos Beach Club - Sunset Sessions, live music by Dave Hutcheson and Dave de la Valle, 3 to 6 P.M.
Music by Flashback - 8 P.M., Hotel California, Todos Santos
Los Cerritos Beach Club - Sunset Sessions, Music by Daniel Siqueiros, 3 to 6 P.M.
Tennis, Elias Calles, contact Leslie leslie.light1[-at-]


Monday, Sept. 01- Labor Day (U.S.)
Tuesday, Sept. 16 - Mexican Independence Day (Mex.)
Sunday, Oct. 12 -Dharma Talks with Robert Hall, M.D. resume
Sunday, Oct. 12 - Día de la Raza (Mex.)
Monday, Oct. 13 - Columbus Day (U.S.)
Friday, Oct. 17-19 - ALMA Fishing tournament, Buena Vista
Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2 - Día de los Muertos (Mex.)
Sunday, Nov. 2 - Daylight Savings Time Ends (U.S.)
Tuesday, Nov 11 - Veteran's Day (U.S.)
Saturday, Nov. 15 - East Cape Guild “Gala” Fund Raising Event, Los Barriles
Sunday, Nov. 16 - Asoc. De Artes, (co-sponsor) 1st Art Festival, San Antonio
Thursday, Nov. 20: Mexican Revolution Day (Mex.)
Thursday, Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Day (U.S.)
Saturday, Nov. 29 - 11:00 - 3:00 Palapa Society's Annual Tiangus
Saturday, Nov. 29 - East Cape Guild “Baja Ha Ha” Golf Tournament
Friday, Dec. 12 - Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Mex.)
Saturday, Dec. 13 - ALMA Rummage Sale, Los Barriles
Sunday, Dec. 14 - Asoc. De Artes – Mural Tour, Los Barriles
Tuesday, Dec. 16 - Las Posadas (Mex.)
Thursday, Dec. 25 - Christmas Day

Thursday, Jan. 1 - New Year's Day
Sunday, Jan. 18 - Asoc. De Artes “Casas de Artes” Tour, Los Barriles
Saturday, Feb. 14 - Rotary Club “Valentine Run”, Los Barriles
Sunday, Feb. 22 - 15th Annual Todos Santos Historic House Tour
Sunday, Feb. 22 - Asoc. De Artes “Artist Studio Tour”, Los Barriles
March 5-8 - Sexto Festival de Cine de Todos Santos - Leonardo
Sunday, March 22 - First Annual La Paz Arts Festival 8-5, Marina Palmira.
Thursday, Mar. 26-29 - Baja Shakespeare , “Comedy of Errors” Rancho Buena Vista
Sunday, Mar. 29 - Asoc. De Artes 16th Annual “Festival de Artes” Rancho B.V.
Wednesday, Apr. 22 - Rotary Club & UVERDE – “Earth Day” celebration
Monday, Jun. 8 - ALMA rummage Sale, Los Barriles
Sunday, Jun. 14 - ALMA Spay & Neuter Clinic, Los Barriles

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