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News and Events

Turtle Egg Rescue In Full Swing - Eight Olive Ridley nests have been rescued and are being protected in the new turtle nursery just north of La Posa lagoon! We are currently running nightly patrols at 11:00 P.M. and 3:00 A.M. Muchas Gracias to Chris Snell of Snell Real Estate, and Greg Whitstock of Marbella Suites, who donated ATVs to our project! We have also received head lamps from Jennifer Rosen, and wood for beach signs from Marko - muchisimos gracias amigos!

We are still in need of funding for gasoline and ATV maintenance this season. If you are interested in sponsoring the project, please contact Paty or Francesca. Donations are accepted at If you are interested in volunteering in the field, or want more information on nightly patrols, project performance or our budget, please contact Francesca. Thank you for helping us by minimizing your exterior lighting, and not driving on the beach now through February. - Francesca, todostortugueros[-at-],, 145-0353

Halloween Event - The Palapa Society (a non profit organization) is looking for volunteers to help with the Halloween event/ dance/ buffet planned for Friday Oct. 31st at the old Lion's Club building on Juarez St, downtown in Todos Santos. We hope to establish a committee of 7 to 10 creative people to work as a group, in all aspects of the planning of this event. All proceeds will go to the non profit programs and projects which the Palapa Society funds. Volunteer, it's going to be fun! Contact Donna Viglione 145-0746 or - Dale Townsend, milagrodale[-at-], 145-0219, Todos Santos

The Bag Ladies - Manos Magicas would like to extend an open invitation to the sewing, embroidery and painting workshops commencing next week 10AM -1PM and 5PM-7PM Monday-Friday in the back room of the round DIF building accross from La Copa on Topete. We are grateful to you who have given us much needed support. We have our metal door whose cost will be reimbursed by the president of DIF. We are still in need of a couple sturdy ironing boards, irons, electric fans, cutting/sewing tables, natural fabrics, general sewing and art supplies.We will be happy to receive your donations during above hours. Come and join in a creative adventure. Share your skills while learning others'. There is a colorful array of natural cloth bags on sale for your shopping convenience. Please join us in ridding our beautiful world of excess plastic pollution. Muchisimas Gracias!! Catherine Chambaret chambaretcat[-at-] 612 10 028393 - Euva Anderson, horsejunkies[-at-], 612 15 80489, Todos Santos

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Tecel 500 Peso Cards - Seems they are back. I bought one Monday from the Telcel store on Colegio Militar across from Basilfield's organic produce. - Maryann

Window Treatments - We are looking for a window treatment specialist for our bedroom windows. Thank you for your recommendations and information. - Catanya Saltzman, emerald6104[-at-], 612-132-8890, Todos Santos

Best Moving Company - We are looking for a moving company to haul a truckload of furniture down for us from San Diego to Pescadero. Does anyone have any contact info or prior recent experience with this? Also looking for anyone who has purchased or hauled a large metal shipping container down or found one in Baja, the kind of unit that can be used as storage space. Thank you! - Rima, circusgirl77[-at-], Pescadero

Tennis Court Wanted! - We're in town for a few days and would love to play tennis. Happy to pay market rate for 1-2 hour court use. - Peter H, redhouse371[-at-], 13106916723, Todos Santos

1990ish Toyota Land Cruiser Needed - We have a 1990 land cruiser, the transmission was rebuilt in La Paz but they put the sensors back in the wrong spot. We need one that we can look under and maybe take a few pictures of. - Nick Or Mike Sahli, capin_destructo[-at-], 1450552, Todos Santos

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Rides Needed/Available

Able To Deliver Mail Going North - We have room to take your mail up to the US this weekend. Please have it sealed, stamped and addressed, and delivered by Friday afternoon. - Alan and Debra, 612 117 0484, alan[-at-], Todos Santos

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Restaurant and Food News

Mango Mousse/ Pitaya Sorbet - This Saturday August 2/08 Chef Antonio's Cooking with the Flavors of Todos Santos continues, making cool deserts with local fruits. 3 P.M., Flora del Mar. The pasta class will be held this Thursday at 4 P.M. at Flora del Mar, so jump on in with us. - isabelsmyth2002[-at-], 612 104 7082

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Music/Entertainment News

Daniel Siqueiros At The Hotel California This Thursday - We invite you to come on over to the Hotel California and enjoy a cool drink and fantastic live music by Todos Santos own, Daniel Siqueiros on electric violin and guitar. CD's available. No Cover! There's nothing like it! - Ellen Musch Van Baren, ellen[-at-],, Todos Santos

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Pet Corner

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Camper Wanted To Buy - I am looking for a camper trailer for friends who live in Pescadero. If you have one for sale drop me an email - Robert Ingram, ingram.robert[-at-], 001.415.987.6483, Pescadero

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

Vehicle Wanted - I am looking to purchase a mid sized car -looking to pay $4K and that is still in pretty good shape - one where parts are easy to access in Baja. I will be in San Jose del Cabo November through April '09 but I have a mechanic and friend that could check out what you are selling and buy it prior to my arrival. Email - Norma Freeman, bajanorma[-at-], San Jose Del Cabo

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Rentals Available/Wanted

Looking For Rental - Looking for a place in Todos Santos to rent for eight weeks in winter, preferably from mid December to mid February. I am traveling with my four dogs, which are well behaved, as is their care giver- me. I can spend $600 a month and if there is need for a trade, I am up for that, too. I am an acupuncturist but am pretty handy and willing to work. This is not meant to be a vacation, but a get away from New Mexico's winter. - Wren Willow, wrenwillow[-at-], 505-438-0345, Todos Santos

Casita Del Cerro-summer Special! - Cheap summer rates -one bedroom, one bath, fully equipped casita on the back hill of town over looking the oasis and with sweeping ocean vistas. Internet available. August & September $400/month OBO, Please inquire for high season rates and pictures. - Nina Ornstein, ninaneens[-at-], Todos Santos

Seasonal Housesitters - Housekeeping, outdoor maintenance, repair. Reliable American couple seeks vacation time in Baja--in La Paz, Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos, Pescadero areas. Resumes and references available. - Jesus Ezwiler, zwiler[-at-], 406-788-2171, La Paz

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Real Estate For Sale

Beach Cottage At Las Tunas- Only 198k - Reluctantly selling our beach cottage at Las Tunas in order to finish our big house. This is a second-tier lot immediately behind the dunes, about 670 square meters! Unblocked views from Punta Lobos to La Pastora from the rooftop palapa. Just finishing a complete repaint, one bedroom one bath with incredible ambiance, solar and electric company metered. 198K makes this the least expensive beach property in Las Tunas. Sold furnished, mature landscaping. - James Elfers, bajasurvey[-at-], 624-12-22468, Todos Santos

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Sales and Services

We're Growing And Need Your Help! - Come join our sales team at Building Baja Newsletter! Our meteoric growth in such a short time has created the need for a couple more crackerjack dynamos to grow with us. Tired of selling time shares? Great opportunity to use your talents and become an integral part of this ground breaking publication. Territories available are Loreto, La Paz, East Cape, San Jose del Cabo, and Los Cabos. Check out the "Que Pasa In Real Estate" column in the current issue of Gringo Gazette and see what people are saying. Need to be bi-lingual. If you are the right person, contact - sales[-at-]

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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House & Business Painting + Gardening - A painting contractor in Todos Santos! We are a residential and business painting company (interior and exterior). We also do gardening jobs, cleaning , apply sealer on concrete surfaces, fumigation of palapas and gardens. We are awaiting the opportunity to serve your painting needs in a prompt, efficient and professional manner. Call us! Pescadero area also! - 612+1339002, Todos Santos - Roberta And Victor Lopez, houseandbusiness[-at-], 612+1338848, Todos Santos

Babysitting In Todos Santos - - I'm a babysitter in Todos Santos and Pescadero. I am at your service any day of the week and any time of day and night! (Reference: Il Giardino Pizzeria)
- Roberta Borghini, rborghin[-at-], 612+1339002, Todos Santos

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Quote of the Day: " We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. " - Anais Nin

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-]
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.
July 5 to August 9, 3 to 5 classes with Chef Antonio Jesus Salgado Nunez 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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