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November 9-14-third Annual Sacred Healers Retreat, Los Barriles - Patricia Or Annie, sacredhearlersretreat[-at-], Los Barriles

Los Cabos Taxi Operators Insist That The Mexican Federal Government Stay Out Of BCS Dispute. - The taxi operators in Los Cabos are insisting that the BCS laws and the decision of the Mexican Supreme Court should be respected by the Mexican Federal government because they have no jurisdiction with regard to the transportation conflict. They say that the Court declared that the problem has to be solved by the BCS State Governor.

Francisco Rodriguez, the taxi operators attorney announced that in the meeting between the Secretaries of the different taxi unions, it has been determined after analyzing the advances that the authorities claim they have made, that these advances are not favorable at all to the business interests of the taxi operators. He called on the representatives of all three levels of government to respect the Law and to comply with the Supreme Court's decision. If the authorities refuse to do so, Rodriguez warned that the taxi operators would be forced to take legal action against all of the authorities and the Mexican Federation in order to have the Federation excluded from this affair and in order to force the State government to comply with the Court's resolution.

Rodriguez concluded by saying that the taxi operators are having a tough time since they have much less work this tourist season than in previous ones when the tourist transportation operators were working under a court protective order that allowed them to work in Cabo, but that now that the protective order has been rescinded by the Supreme Court, allowing the tourist transportes to be prevented from working in Cabo, they are not being stopped, and are in fact being protected by the PFP, Mexican Federal Police.

This has reduced the work load and opportunities of the taxi operators. They would prefer to not have to resort to protests, and road and hotel entrance blockages, but the authorities are not responding to the Supreme Court's orders and are not providing protection for the rights of the taxi operators and they are growing more and more restless and are being given no option other than to mobilize, hoping to force a solution favorable to their interests. - Mario E. Martinez, mavericktradingco[-at-], 045-811-300-9067

Todos Santos Burglary Suspect Apprehended - Wanted to pass along that it was reported in El Sudcaliforniano and La Tribuna newspaper that a suspect was apprehended and charged on August 13 with two home burglaries occurring in November and December 2007 in El Otro Lado, Todos Santos. Following is a link to the story in Spanish. Please note that the person arrested is a suspect in these burglaries only, and has not been convicted of the charges:

Fortunately, formal reports of the two burglaries were filed with the police, allowing them to charge the suspect with the crimes. Thanks to Barbara Perkins for alerting us to this news. - Alan Thompson, Publisher, Baja Western Onion, Todos Santos

First Annual La Paz Art Festival (Courtesy, Baja Pony Express) - Announcing the First Annual La Paz Art Festival – Sunday. March 22, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Marina Palmira.
Fine art, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, crafts, hand made jewelry and clothing and more will be presented by Mexican and American artists from Baja California Sur.

Free Entrance! Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be a Performing Arts Stage with music, dance and more. A raffle featuring artworks and other great prizes will also be held. All proceeds will be donated to two local Charitable projects: TARIC, a Community-based Children's Arts project working in the La Paz Colonias Populares, and Baja Dogs La Paz, A.C., who provides educational programs for children, dog rescues and dog shelter and adoption. Sponsors of the event include: The Baja 6 Arts Group, Marina Palmira, the Hotel Marina and Papeleria Agruel – The Art Shop.

Artists: Booth Rental (12' X 8"space) is $200 pesos before Feb 1, 2009; $250 pesos after. You may pay rental at: Papeleria Agruel – The Art Shop, Guillermo Prieto 189, e/ Reforma y Independencia, La Paz. Pay early and choose your space. For more information contact:

Sherry Lee Duncan
(612) 1229277
Helga Kuhne
Casa: (612) 1231811
Pat Slolem
Casa: 1215478
Cel: 044 (612) 1560478
Maureen Ryan
Cel:044 (612) 1577101
Rafael Chávez González:
Casa 122 9243
Cel. 612 1673823

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Reliable Homeowners Insurance Company? - Does anyone know of a reasonable, reliable homeowners insurance company, besides International Gateway? Thanks ahead for any response. - Denny Berg

RV Camping? - I understand that the RV Park at Playa Los Cerritos is closed, and I've read that the former San Pedrito Beach RV Park was closed due to hurricane damage. Can anyone recommend beach camping in the Pescadero/Todos Santos area - preferably with some kind of RV hookups? We have a self contained truck camper if no hookups are available. Thanks for any info. - Craig Carlton, ccarlton[-at-], Pescadero

Looking For A Place - Hello, I'm going to have a party and I'm looking for a place to make a barbecue, carna asada with my friends, like a palapa or a house,or a nice spot to hang out with my friends from La Paz are coming we are like 20 so let me know if you know a place to rent it the weekend, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September. Thx!!! - Felix Vazquez, croablo27[-at-], 6121312081, Todos Santos

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Rides Needed/Available

Ride To Airport Available Tue. Aug. 26th - Room for 3 people and luggage to airport. Share gas. Leave from central TS at 10:00am - Patricia Baum, teampaty1[-at-], 612 145-0882

Ride From Airport Available Tue. Sept. 9th - Ride from airport to TS on Tues. Sept. 9th. Our flight arrives 1:25pm, Alaska terminal. - Patricia Baum, teampaty1[-at-], 612 145-0882

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Restaurant and Food News

Tuesday Movie Night At Buena Vida - This Tuesday we will be showing "The Piano" Holly Hunter (who won a Best Actress Oscar) plays a strong-willed 19th century Scottish expatriate who arrives in New Zealand with her daughter (Anna Paquin) and her beloved piano. Although betrothed to a farmer (Sam Neill), Hunter falls for former Maori tribesman Harvey Keitel. This movie was done so beautifully. It is Holly Hunters best work. It has been a while since it first came out but it is worth seeing again. We will be open at 6:30 for dinner service and the movie will show at Sundown! Please call me if you have any questions! - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski[-at-], 6121343100, Todos Santos

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Music/Entertainment News

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Pet Corner

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Honda Generator For Sale - Portable, gas, Honda 2000 generator for sale. Purchased 2004 but rarely used. Google Honda Generators for specifics. Asking $600 USD. Call or e-mail. - L. Blackford, mybandit2005[-at-], 612-147-3714, Pescadero

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

1981 Motor Home For Sale - 19 foot, Dodge, Sportsman, Mobile Traveler for sale. Current Oregon plates with 2009 registration/tags. Asking $1,800 USD or best offer. - L. Blackford, mybandit2005[-at-], 612-147-3714, Pescadero

1995 Toyota Previa Van For Sale - Excellent condition and great gas mileage. Silver with tan interior. All wheel drive, front and rear air conditioning, luggage rack, single CD player and rear speakers. Leather seats, rear seats fold up and center seats are removable. Current Oregon plates with registration/tags good through Aug 2009. 157,000 miles. Google Toyota Previa for specifics. Low Blue Book at $4,100 USD. Asking $3,500 USD. Call or e-mail. - L. Blackford, mybandit2005[-at-], 612-147-3714, Pescadero

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Rentals Available/Wanted

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Real Estate For Sale

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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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Quote of the Day: " Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still. " - Lou Erickson

Community Calendar
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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
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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