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Todos Santos Phone Book - You’re about to see posters at all stores & local hang-outs (written in Spanish) announcing the next Phone Book. All residents from Elias Calles to San Pedro can also be listed, since they “relate” to us in Todos Santos & Pescadero. There is a notebook at La Esquina Café in Todos Santos (by Casa Dracula) so people can add their name & number or make changes from the previous book. All residents are listed alphabetically by their first name.

La Esquina is open Monday-Saturday 7A.M.-7 P.M. all summer long. The deadline is November 28th to publish in January. Please let your Mexican friends & workers know that they can include their skill or trade, next to their name in the resident listings if they would like to (and this is not offered to immigrants like us).There will be periodic notices once a month thru November in the Baja Western Onion and El Calendario. Remember November. - Jan Piere, JPbaja[-at-]yahoo,com, Todos Santos

15th Annual Todos Santos Historic House Tour - Sunday, February 22, 2009. - Donna Viglione, palapasociety[-at-], 1450-299

More Way Good News - When Dale Townsend heard the amazing story of Leirion's grand daughter's National Spanish Honor Society far away in Guilford, Connecticut, raising $1,000 U.S. for a plumbing and window project here at the Internado boarding school, she asked if the Palapa Society could jump in and be of any help. It just so happened the finish work still needed to be completed, replacing some bathroom tiles and cementing around every single new fixture. So the finale of the project was funded thanks to the Palapa Society and a very creative local tile artiste, Alfredo Villalobos.

The Connecticut connection? Young Leah came to Todos Santos when she was three to visit her grandma, Leirion, and then again at 15. When her Spanish Club was looking for a service project, Leah suggested the Internado boarding school. Leah will be off to Tufts University this fall where she will probably continue to create more wonderful miracles. Go Leah! - Judy Tegland, purplepapagayo[-at-], 145-0708, Todos Santos

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Unaccompanied Pets - Can anyone tell me if any of the airlines flying from Baja to the States will accept unaccompanied pets? Or is there anyone flying that would be willing to accompany a small sweet quiet female foxy terrier to California or Seattle areas? She is an excellent traveller. Unexpected and urgent family matters have forced us into this situation. Thanks. - Eliza, wildponyplaying[-at-], Todos Santos

Electrolux - If you know the store or stores that sell Electrolux in La Paz please email me. Thank you! - Scotty Mclemore, scottybcs[-at-], 612 10 05872

Washboard Roads - I am going to answer Saturday's question about washboard roads so that everybody can read it. There must be many of you wondering exactly where washboard bumps come from as your teeth are rattling! Washboard bumps are waves caused by the push of the tires as water waves are caused by the push of the wind. Think about it, a nice flat ocean then some wind and some rippling on the water. A nice flat road (just scraped), then some traffic and some rippling on the road. Being waves they obey the laws of physics. One of the interesting things is that they travel in the direction of the impulse that caused them, just like waves on the ocean.

Years ago a young physicist measured them for motion and sure enough they moved but very slowly. Here is the most interesting part to me, the waves on one side of the street roll in the opposite direction as the waves on the other side, they are being pushed in opposite direction by the tires. I hope that knowing this helps your attitude while things are falling off your car and your suspension is taking a beating, you are just helping the waves to roll along. I've known this for a long time and it doesn't help my attitude one bit. We cause the washboard. Carl Marsch, carlomaria[-at-], 310 8334396, Todos Santos

Car Rental Wanted - We will be spending the month of January in San Jose del Cabo and will need a car. The car rental companies come out to about $60 per day including taxes and insurance. If anyone knows of a less expensive way to go about this, or if you have an extra car you would like to rent for the month, we would appreciate hearing from you. We have excellent driving records. Thank you! Steven and Joan Markowitz drjaws[-at-], 303-443-5747, San Jose Del Cabo

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Rides Needed/Available

Surfers Only - I drive to Costa Azul and the East Cape for surf for most South swells. If you have money for gas, contact me. - Pat Light, patluz1[-at-], Pescadero

Vehicle Transport - Need a vehicle transported from the states to Baja or Baja to the states but don't have time to drive it yourself? Let me drive it for you! Prompt, reliable, safe vehicle delivery. - Mark Sherman, peskymarksherman[-at-], 612 143 3316, Pescadero

Ride Needed To San Ignacio, BCS - Help me get to the 10.5 annual Grupo Tortuguero conference in Punta Abreojos, August 22-24 2008. I can depart from LA or San Diego, share driving, gas and expenses. I am working on a study of community turtle groups in Baja California Sur with Patricia Baum and am looking to hook up with someone traveling down the Baja Peninsula sometime on or around August 18-19. I speak some Spanish and will be traveling light. AJ Schneller, Ph.D. Environmental Learning, University of Arizona ajschneller[-at-], (520) 904-3011

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Restaurant and Food News

Fresh Homemade Pasta - Have you ever wanted to make your own pasta? This Saturday you have a chance to learn 3 different syles of homemade pasta with Chef Antonio including Fettuccine, Tortellini, and a special sopa with the Aztec corn truffle huitlacoche.Cooking Classes at Flora Del Mar; $25us, 3pm, Saturday July 26, 2008. - Isabel, isabelsmyth2002[-at-]

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Music/Entertainment News

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Pet Corner

Lost Cat - Las Brisas Area - We're missing one of our cats, a female named "Gita." Gita is a slender gray striped and spotted tabby. She has a noticeable orange spot in the middle of her forehead. She may have been injured and is holed up nearby. Missing for three days in the area of Las Brisas, Calle Nicholas Bravo, up from the Bomberos where the hill levels out near Mini Super Nunez. - Alan, alan[-at-], 612 117 0484 Todos Santos

Recent Rescue Dog Looking For Good Home - 8'ish month old Baja mutt looking for good home. He was found in the desert two months ago, is an excellent outdoor guard dog. He will be a large dog. Friendly, keen to please and lovable. All shots complete, he's in for the chop this week.- Jonny, jonathangleed[-at-], Todos Santos

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Free To Landscapers - Excellent Flowering Yucca. There are seven giant plants, nine years old. They vary in height, 5-15 feet tall, with healthy (small) roots. They are laying in my driveway (due to major pruning) and can be easily dragged onto a flat-bed. Call me they are yours! - Jan, jans[-at-], 145-0685

Wanted: Furniture - Want to buy furniture - the basics! Sofas, chairs, small dining set, patio furniture, etc. I'm in CA now, but will be in Todos Santos starting July 28. - Susan Frascella, sfrascella[-at-], 805 886 5050, Todos Santos

Selling - I have a coffee shop and I´m selling all my stuff. We have very nice tables with chairs and other things that can be of interest. If you´re interested here is the page where you can see every thing:
We are at your service. - Ivonne Merino, 6121425612, Baja California Sur

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

1996 Subaru Impreza Outback - l23,000 miles, Green, air conditioning, all wheel drive, all systems work. Good Baja car. - Susanna Acevedo, acevedodesign[-at-], 612 108-1001

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Rentals Available/Wanted

Pescadero Beach Dream - 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. Call Leslie Lambert for information.lslambert[-at-], 612-135-3302, Todos Santos

For Rent - 2 bedroom, 2 bath, new construction, contemporary/colonial. Located in good neighborhood in village. $600/month plus utilities - Susanna Acevedo, acevedodesign[-at-], 612 108 1001

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Real Estate For Sale

Update - Villas De Cerritos Beach - Our beautiful model at the Villas is now completed and ready for your inspection. Beginning this Friday, you are welcome to stop by from 10 - 4 as well as on Saturdays & Sundays or by appointment. While our model displays our standard appointments, owners can personalize the interior finishes on any Villa to suite their individual tastes. Please ask about the developer's special incentive which will not last very long. Also, the pool complex is under construction and due to open the first of October. Brokers are warmly welcome. Please call me with any questions or special showings. Thank you - Rick Stone, Ricksellscabo[-at-],, 624 161 1733, Pescadero

Real Estate Las Tunas Beach Front - Just reduced to $597,000 U.S. (from $649k U.S.) Acreage with 60 mts. (196 ft) beach front 1.25 acre lot located in Las Tunas on Calle Paseo de Las Dunas. Potable water installed. Building permit current. Beach concession started. Palm trees on the dune. Electricity one block away. $125 U.S, per MT2. Call Dale at Milagro Real estate for further info or a tour of this property. - Dale Townsend, milagrodale[-at-], MIilagroRealEstate.Com, 612 145-0219, 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. Find the series in El Tecolote Libros in Todos Santos or at any online book store.
- Martha Archer, pr[-at-],, 503-243-1486, Todos Santos

Business Ads In 2009-2010 Phone Book - Prices are similar to earlier editions, but no longer using a quarter-page format. One-third page ad is $600 pesos, half page ad is $1200 pesos, a full page ad is $2000 pesos. All ads include a two line listing in the category of your choice. A two-line listing is $400 pesos as before. Multiple category line- istings receive small discount.

NEW: Full-page color Ads in 2009-2010 publication, which includes the reverse-side of that full-page, printed in black & white. This will allow many local businesses to present a “mini-brochure” with maps, info, menu on the back. Ad design can include a “discount coupon.” Cost is $3000 pesos. I will continue to provide the artwork & proof for ads at no charge. The deadline is November 28th and there is a 20% discount for any ad purchased prior to October 15th. Facturas presented upon request. No hurry, this is just to let you know in advance. - Jan, JPbaja[-at-], Todos Santos

Drawing Classes - The Todos Santos artists continue with drawing classes - Thursdays, 9:00 -10:30. This week we will be examining the concept of abstract work using color and design. On the 31st we will concentrate on negative/positive shapes. E-mail for information. All levels of experience are welcome. - Tori Sepulveda, oscarntori[-at-], 612-118-1192, Todos Santos

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Quote of the Day: " It is better to wear out than to rust out. " - Bishop Richard Cumberland

Community Calendar
Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week
Feb 22 - 15th Annual Todos Santos Historic House Tour, contact Donna Viglione, palapasociety[-at-], 1450-299 Dharma Talks and Guided Meditation with Robert K. Hall, 10:00 A.M.--11:30 A.M. - La Arca, Todos Santos
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 11 A.M. to 2 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
Two-For-One Special - 2 P.M. - 7 P.M., Ana San Sushi, Todos Santos, across from Park, Reservations (groups of six or more) 612 137 9856
Basilfields 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Colegio Militar near Marquez de Leon
All You Can Eat Pizza - The Sandbar, Pescadero
Tennis, Elias Calles, contact Leslie leslie.light1[-at-]
Open Mike Night - 8 P.M., The Sandbar, Pescadero.
All You Can Eat Spaghetti - The Sandbar, Pescadero
Zandro's Ashtanga Yoga - 9.00 A.M. Donations, La Arca , Todos Santos
Basilfields 11 A.M. to 2 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
Basilfields 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Colegio Militar near Marquez de Leon, Todos Santos
1:00 to 3:00 P.M. - Todos Tortugueros, A.C., Recycling Center, 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 - 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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