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Morning Weather Check -Las Brisas, Todos Santos, Saturday 13/09 7:00 A.M.- 74 degrees with a light breeze and partly cloudy.

Todos Santos 5k Run/Walk for Health - January 3rd will be here before you know it and you will want to cross the finish line triumphantly! Start training and join in the fun. January 3, 2009 Sat. 9 A.M. at the Plaza. Sponsor a child or family. Raffle prizes! Proceeds go to the Palapa Society "Chino Project" - a very worthy cause. - Mir Lund, mikeandmir[-at-], Todos Santos

Important Information - On Thursday morning of this week, whilst walking with friends and our dogs on the beach, between Calle International and Calle Los Mangoes, we were approached by a Mexican man riding a green quad who informed us he worked for the turtle group on behalf of Profepa and that it was against the law to walk dogs on the beach. When we questioned this law he said he would call the police i we did not leave immediately.

Shortly after, two policeman sped down the beach towards us on the same green quad. One of my dogs was in the path of the quad but they made no attempt to slow down or stop and just ran over my dog. The policeman who was driving was shouting at us to get off the beach. I was screaming at him to move his quad as my dog was struggling to get up. The wheel of the quad was just inches from my dogs head but he revved up and started forward. My friend and I jumped in front of the quad to push it back to release my dog who would be dead if it were not for the soft sand.

They chased us off the beach with the quad and they were very very menacing and intimidating. We are in the process of issuing a formal complaint but we want everyone to be aware that if they are walking dogs on the beach they may be treated in the same manner. We have since checked with Profepa and THERE IS NO SUCH LAW and nor does the man affiliated with the turtles work for Profepa. - Anita, Todos Santos

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Basilfields Reports In - They tell us that the recent rains played havoc with their crops, but they hope to back at their stand on Wednesday, September 24 and will keep a Wednesday and Friday schedule after that and until further notice. Baja Western Onion

Artist Rendering - Looking for someone to draw up a rendering to add to a website. - Wendy, TropicalCasitas[-at-], 044 612 13 33880

Paying For Gas With Pesos (Courtesy, Baja Pony Express) - Be sure you use Pesos, especially for gas. The peso is back to 10.5 and Pemex is giving 9 pesos on the dollar.

Need Information On The Best Way To Transport A Non Running Truck - If you have experience or advice on transporting a truck, which is non running, from Todos Santos across the border to San Diego, and what paperwork must be prepared, please let me know. - Dean Mars, deanmars[-at-], 805-969-3393, Todos Santos

Wanted - Craftsman Experienced in Thin-shell Construction - Looking for a craftsman experienced in thin-shell construction in order to enclose a sunroom on an existing casa. Looking forward to starting project in October. - Denise Steffenhagen, cmyviews[-at-], Todos Santos

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Rides Needed/Available

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Restaurant and Food News

Summer Hours At Il Giardino Pizzeria - From Tuesday, September 9th to October 31 we will be open Tuesday through Friday at 5:00 to 10:00 P.M. Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 - 10:00 P.M. Thank you. Cel.6121339323 - Il Giardino Pizzeria, ilgiardinopizzeria[-at-], 1450199, Todos Santos

Saturday November 8/08. - Put this date in your calendar to join us for a Hippy Dinner Party to kick off this season's Musical play "Hairpiece." Hosted in the beautiful home of Marilyn and Larry Doran in La Cachora. More info to follow, but check your attics and local vintage stores and bring back a hippy outfit to wear to be part of the festivities. - bluemooninbaja[-at-]

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Music/Entertainment News

Football At The Sandbar. - The Sandbar is now open for the NFL football season. We are open Sunday and Monday for the games. Come join the camaraderie at the Sandbar while watching your football team. - Terry Mcbride, tleemcbride[-at-], 612-149-2743, Pescadero

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Pet Corner

Thanks To All - Queremos agradecer a toda la gente que ayudó a encontrar a nuestros perros, encontramos a Lucas la tarde de ayer en San Pedrito. También agradecemos especialmente a: Poncho, Perla, Carmen, Howard, Sylvie, Marimar, Jenny, Rocco.

I would like to thank all the people who helped us find our dogs. We found Lucas yesterday afternoon in San Pedrito. We also want to specially thank: Poncho, Perla, Carmen, Howard, Sylvie, Marimar, Jenny, Rocco. - Belinda & Chui, bepermar[-at-], Todos Santos

Puppies Need Good Home! - Three Todosantanian mix puppies need good homes. Very cute and lovable. Approx. seven weeks old, all female. They need somewhere to go soon. Please call - Nick Sahli, capin_destructo[-at-], 14-50552, Todos Santos

Female Boxer in Need of Good Home - Moving to Mexico's interior and can't take my furry friend with me. She's a gorgeous 2.5 year old brindle. Well trained, great with children and other pets. She is spayed, has all her shots, and is in perfect health. Boxers rule!- Carlos Baja, losbaja[-at-], 624-188-2052, San Jose Del Cabo

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Looking For A Man's Bike - Does anyone have a reasonably priced man's bicycle for sale? I am looking for one for a friend who does not have much money. Thank you. Please contact me- Angelique Schornstein, bajakitties[-at-], 14-50250

Electric Piano - Would anyone have an electric piano we could use to record a few songs for the back up music of "Hairpiece."isabelsmyth2002[-at-]

Need Propane Fridge - Hola! - I need a propane refrigerator, a small solar hot water system and some window/door work when I return to Pescadero in November. I'll be heading down in a pick-up and will bring whatever I can carry for you, or pay a finder's fee, if you'll help me locate the best deal on this stuff. Chou - Dan Hodul, dhodul[-at-], 4154854455, Pescadero

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

Utility Trailer - Enclosed utility trailer dual axles elec. brakes 7500 # three mouths old, $3800. - Bill Phillips, n6its[-at-], 624 141 5433, Cabo San Lucas

Jeep 1984 CJ-7 - The Baja Vehicle for the beach or running around Todos. 6 cylinders, manual transmisson, lock in hubs, runs great, still under extended warrentee! See it today at Cafe D'licia or call. Price reduced to only $3,000.00 USD - Don Mitchell, kiwimay1999[-at-], 1450862

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Rentals Available/Wanted

Cabo Timeshare Vacation- 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, refrigerator, furnished kitchen, king size bed and balcony. 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, djkarduck[-at-],, 651-453-0421, Cabo San Lucas

Rental House Needed - We are looking for a 2-3 month rental next fall (Sept. 30th - December, 2009). We are a family of four and would like a space either on the beach or with a pool. Wi Fi is necessary so we can continue to do our work. We are there scouting for a house to buy; would prefer the Cabo or Todos Santos area. Ideal monthly rent would be $1500-2000 month and would do a move out before Christmas if necessary. We would also be open to a house trade if you want to spend a few months in a beautiful house in Eugene, OR. Thanks! - Janene Becker, janene[-at-], Cabo San Lucas

House For Rent - Two bedrooms two bathroom en Las Brisas del Pacifico amueblada, enrejada y protegida terreno de 600 m2 500.oo Dlls. or mes - Camalich Luis Armando, camalichb[-at-], 6121270941 , La Paz

Couple House Sitting /Home Managers/Caretakers - European couple, 40 & 42 non smokers, very professional with references, speak English, French, Spanish, to manage your real estate and or business. Well traveled, lived and worked in many countries. Professionals only. - perlawind[-at-], La Paz

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Real Estate For Sale

Pescsdero Oceanview - 1783 meters of oceanview property. 23 degrees 21 minutes 23.54 seconds N/ 110 degrees 11 minutes 18.12 seconds W. power and water close. approx. 300 meters to the beach. Reduced $80,000. - Greg Thompson, ktgt1991[-at-], 001-760-274-6604, Pescadero

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Sales and Services

English Tutoring Services - Certified English instructor, college professor on leave in Todos interested in tutoring--specialize in basic skills, college prep, professional development. - Deborah Morey, moreydeb[-at-], 624-114-8998

Skymed Takes You Home! - One of two things will happen when a medical emergency confronts you; you will either be glad you have SkyMed, or wish you did! For everyone with a SkyMed membership, NOW is the time to renew or extend! For those without a SkyMed membership, NOW is the time to join!

SkyMed is the premier emergency air evacuation membership program in North America! Due to the increase in fuel costs, all air ambulance companies have already increased their charges, some have doubled! Due to that, our rates go up 24% on October 1st. The SkyMed International Membership Program is giving its' members and potential members until September 30, 2008, the opportunity to join or extend at 2005 rates! Contact me immediately to take advantage of this opportunity to be protected with emergency air evacuation protection.

We don’t just evacuate you from Mexico! As U.S. or Canadian residents, you are protected whenever you travel more than 100 miles from home in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Belize, and Costa Rica. Are you Mexico or Caribbean residents? We have a special program for YOU! No trauma center in your hometown in the U.S.? We have a special program for YOU. Cathie Smith Locicero, cabocathie[-at-],, 575-527-8227, Todos Santos

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Quote of the Day: " I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. Harry S Truman " - Harry S Truman

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.
NFL Football at he Sandbar in Pescadero
NFL Football at he Sandbar in Pescadero
Tennis, Elias Calles, contact Leslie leslie.light1[-at-]
Pizza night at the Sandbar in Pescadero
Basilfields 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. Colegio Militar near Marquez de Leon
Tennis, Elias Calles, contact Leslie leslie.light1[-at-]
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
Friday Night Blues And Rock And Roll with Clacson - 9:30 P.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-]


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. 4 - Election Day 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 - 2nd Annual Special Needs School (CAM) Fundraiser
- 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
Saturday Jan. 3 - Todos Santos 5k Run/walk For Health Sunday, Jan. 18 - Asoc. De Artes “Casas de Artes” Tour, Los Barriles
Friday January 23 - “Hairpiece”, Dinner Theater in Todos Santos at Leo’s Salon
Saturday January 24 - “Hairpiece”, Dinner Theater in Todos Santos at Leo’s Salon
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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