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Mexico Expo In California - The Mexico Tourism, Travel & Real Estate Expo will take place in Irvine, Orange County, California on Saturday, August 23rd from 10:30 A.M. - 4 P.M.The event will include exhibitors from Mexico, presentations about tourism and real estate plus raffle prize giveaways. Free admission. - Ted Donovan, mexicoexpo[-at-],, 6199854950, United States

The Bags Ladies - Manos Magicas - Come to see the new production of natural fabric shopping bags, made in Todos Santos, at DIF, across from La Copa on Topete. If you have a store and wish to promote ecological behavior and support the women's cooperative of Todos Santos, please take this opportunity to sell our bags.

The cooperative is taking special orders for clothes or small upholstery work; bring your fabric and ideas! Thanks to all who helped us, with their orders, donations and support. Special thanks to Jose Lopez, plummer, Antonio Villalobos , blacksmith and the Ochoa family. They donated material and work. Cat Chambaret ,chambaretcat[-at-] 612 102 8393 - Euva Anderson, horsejunkies[-at-], Todos Santos - Cat, CHAMBARETCAT [-at-], 612 1032 83 93

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Baja Ferries - Note: Baja Ferries has recently changed the departure times after years of the same schedule. They now leave LaPaz at 8 A.M. and start loading time is 6 A.M. They now leave Topo at 5 P.M. so no overnight travel. Check their website, it now states • Schedules may change without previous notice. - Dean Devolpi,, La Paz

Baja Ferry Times - We just traveled both ways to and from La Paz and Topolobampo and found the times have changes. The ferry leaves La Paz at 8am and you have to be at Pinchelinque by 6:00 am. Coming the other direction, the ferry leaves at 5 p.m. and you have to be at Topolobampo by 3 p.m. We advise buying your ticket early, especially if you are traveling on the weekend. We also found the lower areas where our car was parked was VERY hot....we would definitely recommend putting a pet in the kennel on board. By the time you are loaded, travel the 6 hours and then wait to unload, it would be a good 8 hours for an animal to be unattended in a car. - Sharon Morris, serendipityventures[-at-]

Propane Generator - Does anyone know a a mechanic who can work on propane generator - if so Please let me know. - Russell Specter, russbaja2000[-at-], 612-10-05872

Electric Bills! (courtesy, Baja Pony Express) - There is one way to know how much you have to pay on CFE. First you may go to this web page:

In this page you could have an account to verify your CFE Bill. On the right side you may log in first "Registrate", just follow the steps and you will have a CFE Account where you could check your Bill. As soon as you get your CFE account, you must go to this link:

you will be able to pay with some of the credit cards that CFE show you on the screen. You have to choose your bank logo and then you could pay "On Line" your CFE Bill. But if you have no credit card (from mexico) I believe you just will know how much you have to pay. I hope this will be helpful for you. P. D.

If you need some financial or insurance information you could be in contact with me, by phone or e-mail me. Gracias! - Claudia Castelo, 612 128 2751

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Rides Needed/Available

Airport Ride Needed - Two people looking for ride to SJD airport Wednesday, August 13, for a 2 P.M. flight. - Janet Howey, janethowey[-at-], 612-169-4252, Todos Santos

Need Ride To U.S. - I am looking for a ride to Southern California sometime around August 10th. I can help share the gas expense. I am also willing to drive your car north for you. I'm an experienced Baja driver with full insurance. Call me if this is of interest to you. Thanks. - 624-148-6661, Cabo San Lucas

I Need A Ride - I need a ride from San Jose airport to Todos Santos or La Paz on September 25. My flight gets in late in the afternoon. Willing to pay for gas. Dana Luckey, daluckeyme[-at-], 6121044009, Todos Santos

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Restaurant and Food News

Thursday Night Smoke Out At The Sandbar - The Sandbar is now featuring smoked fish and chicken on Thursday nights. Come enjoy great smoked local fish and chicken while listening to music on open mike night. Smoked dinner plates served with rice and vegetables starts at 7pm. Music at 9 pm. - Terry Mcbride, tleemcbride[-at-], 612-130-3209, Pescadero

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Music/Entertainment News

Sandbar Pajama Party - The Sandbar presents this Friday the 08/08/08 Pajama Party. Live music featuring the Diego Rivera trio. They will be playing funk, jazz, old school and dance music. Prizes for best pajamas in three categories: sexiest, best couple and most creative. Doors open at 8 pm. $5.00 cover. Come join us for a evening of fun and bedtime stories! - Terry Mcbride, tleemcbride[-at-], 612-130-3209, Pescadero

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Pet Corner

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Help Techies! - Who can help us to burn a DVD? The Bag Ladies would like to show the community a little movie about the danger of plastic bags and promote the use of fabric ones as well as baskets. Will send it in attachemnt to anyone ready to help. Cat Chambaret, catchambaret[-at-] 612 102 8393 - Euva Anderson, horsejunkies[-at-], Todos Santos

Also need help to create a web site. With the developemnt of the cooperative Manos Magicas the Bags Ladies are seeking help to extend their experience through the net. Thanks in advance. - Cat Chambaret, catchambaret[-at-], 612 102 83 93

Fishing Rod And Reel - For Sale: Penn Senator 114 H, with new 80lb test line. With Pro-Troll 6808 6ft heavy duty trolling rod. Rod is new and reel in great shape. Only 200 coco's. Contact Dan at 14-50551 or , danbinetti[-at-], Dan BinettiTodos Santos

Want To Buy Propane Refrigerator - I'm in Todos Santos. Looking for a working gas refrigerator. Cash. - Susan Frascella, sfrascella[-at-], 612 153 4589, Todos Santos

Mangoes Recycle Your Jam Jars - Bring them to THE BAG LADIES at the DIF building, accross from La Copa. The cooperative Manos Magicas preserves mangoes and other natural sources .Come to help ,Mondays and Thursdays ,4 to 6 pm. - Cat Chambaret, chAMBARETCAT [-at-], 612 102 83 93

Dog Sitter Needed Asap - I need to go north for 3-4 weeks in the next day or two(Urgent family matters) and I need a dog sitter for my two great dogs. My dogs are great companions and the best evening security one could have. They love attention and affection. In the evening they will guard your house like you read about. They are fun and playfull with each other and love the beach. I have a large dog house for them to stay in while I am gone that I could relocate to your property. Please help! Only super dog lovers need reply. Thanks - B Steven, ohmydoggs[-at-], Todos Santos

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

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Rentals Available/Wanted

Weekly Rental In Pescadero - One bedroom casita walking distance to San Pedrito surfing beach in Pescadero. This pristine beach is located 6 miles South of Todos Santos and a 50 minute drive North of Cabo San Lucas. Fully equipped kitchen and bath, very clean and comfortable. Tastefully decorated with art, rustic Mexican tiles and textiles. Has a large covered patio and fully landscaped yard. Walk to beach in 2 minutes. Weekly stays only. $600 per week high season. $400 per week low season. - Christine Folgmann, cfolgmann[-at-], 612 142 5644, Pescadero

Looking For Housesitters? - We are a semi-retired professional couple looking for a long-term housesitting and/or caretaking opportunity to retreat from our busy lives and work on a book for publication in Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos or Pescadero area. Available mid-September. Have friends in the area. Non-smokers, non-drinkers. Enjoy gardening, home maintenance. Excellent caretakers. Resumes available. - Deborah Morey, moreydeb[-at-], 406-788-2732

Excellent Housesitters Would Like To Housesit For You - Hello we are retired Canadians & very resposible people .We have housesat in El Centenario for the last three years.This year we are looking to housesit somewhere in the Baja preferrably La Paz or south of there .We have lots of experience with swimming pools & also looking after animals .My husband is a jack of all trades & can repair almost anything .He was the Chief Engineer at the Kelowna General hospital for many years & befor that he was the chief at Hiram Walkers Distilery for a number of years .I will look after your home ,as if it were my own,I am a very clean person & love housework & to bake & cook .Any consideration give would be muchly appreciated .Thank you so much - Marilyn Anderson, marilyncrowe41[-at-], 250-868-1153, La Paz

House Sitter Available - I am looking for a medium to long term house sitting opportunity in Todos Santos. I am capable of doing maintainance and small repairs and can provide references. - Marty Padget, mpadget[-at-], Todos Santos

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Real Estate For Sale

Lot For Sale - 1743M2. Water on site, electricity avalible. Large mango, mature guava, both produce fruit in season. Five large, 50 small well established palms, along both sides of the lot, with drip irrigation. Near beach in El Pescadero, view of mountains and ocean. $100,000. No Agents E-mail for pictures, dtutko1[-at-] or stevetutko[-at-], 0446121339778

Intentional Community - We are at the very early stage of forming an intentional community near the city of La Paz, on the Sea of Cortez. Our intent is to create a community based on a healing ocean and garden/farm. So far we have the general concept and we own 500 acres, free and clear, with more than 700 meters (2,000+ feet) of a majestic beach frontage on the Sea of Cortez. To help finance the project, we need to identify individuals interested in being involved in creating and developing the above project. It would be great to find partners who share our purposes and are interested in creating a serving community. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions, advice, ideas, or questions - Roger Marius Ciceron, cabomarius[-at-], 624-122-0167, Cabo San Lucas

Commerical Property For Sale - Nice Commerical Property for sale in downtown todos santos. 295K. See photos at link below - Lisanne Diminno, lisanne[-at-],, 619-222-5189, Todos Santos

La Hacienda Del Pacifico - One Third Acre Estate Property, Private Offering, Shown by Appointment Only. Photos available upon request...two bedrooms, two bathrooms, (seperate, self-contained quarters). Fully Furnished, All Services included, Mature Landscaping, Walled and Gated. - puebloproperties[-at-], Todos Santos

Cluster Home - New Construction - Finally finished, two bedroom two bathroom home. Approximately 1400 sqft. Will be sold as furnished. Very private, secure location, close to town and beach. Show only by appointment, Contact: Chuck Cimino, (612)145-0562 or Email: carlosylina[-at-] - Chuck Cimino, Todos Santos

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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

You Got Mail !!! - Baja Bell is currently investigating the possibility of having U.S. mail deliver in Pescadero on a weekly basis. It is doable !! But in order to make it happen we need a minimum of 10 mailboxes. Each mailbox will have a primary client (person responsible for paying for the service), plus 2 other clients that can share the same mailbox. Each mailbox will cost $405 pesos per month (divided by 3 clients= means that each client will pay $135 pesos per month). To sign up the primary client needs to pay up-front for 3 months service (3 X $405= $1215 pesos), plus each of the 3 clients needs to fill out the United States Postal Service form 1583 ( Imagine. you can have a U.S. mailing address, received all your mail, magazines, CD's, DVD's, vitamins and possibly even your medications on a weekly basis right here in Pescadero, for only $135 pesos per month !! Oh. by the way, we'll even send you an email when "You Got MAIL!!", for free. Does this sound interesting to you? If so let me know ASAP, remember we need 10 mailboxes to make it happen !! Send your questions to info[-at-] , or you can call me directly, Bill at 044-612-132-4710. - Bill, info[-at-],, 044-612-132-4710, Pescadero

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Complete package includes standard roof mount with up to 50' of cable, connection to one TV, and complete Dish Network account set up for your choice of programming. Monthly programming fees not included. - Todos Santos Technologies, alan[-at-], MEX: 612 145 0364, US: 530 313 5225,, Todos Santos

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Quote of the Day: " I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something. " - Jackie Mason

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
5:00 to 7:00 P.M. - Todos Tortugueros, A.C., Recycling Center, two doors east of the Pemex near Miguel's restaurant, 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
Aug 8th Pajama Party, The Sandbar, 8 pm. Live music by Diego Rivera Trio, $5.00 cover. 612-130-3209, Pescadero
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.
Aug. 9, Cooking class with Chef Antonio Jesus Salgado Nunez, 3 to 5 P.M. Call 612-104-7082
Recycling Center - Open 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. - Todos Tortugueros, A.C., two doors east of the Pemex near Miguel's restaurant, Todos Santos
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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