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News and Events

More Good News - Thanks to Leirion's grand daughter, Leah Staschke, and her spanish club in Connecticut, bake sales were held to raise $1,000 to be used toward repairing bathroom plumbing at the Internado Boarding School on La Cachora Road for the young ranchero kids. Conditions in both girls' and boys' bathrooms were in terrible disrepair. Thanks to the Connecticut kids and plumber, Roberto Soto and his assistant, Jose Cruz Orosco, the kids will return this fall, to shiny, new, working fixtures and beautiful mirrors. They repaired several other major leaks at the school as well.

Enough money was left over to have Sr. Castillo and his crew replace 17 dangerously broken (or missing) windows near the kids' bunk beds. Leave it to children to know how to connect in such a meaningful way. Professor Oscar Rudolpho plans a letter-writing project between the kids this fall. They will soon be sent a "before and after" photo documentation, along with a short photo essay of the school and our town. - Judy Tegland, purplepapagayo[-at-], 145-0708

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Comments, Questions and Answers

Seeking Part-time House Cleaning - Looking for a professional angel. Appreciate at least one local reference. This is part-time but could grow into more. I am also willing to try a team of two people. Located in Las Brisas, circa de mercado El Sol 2. Gracias! - Jan, jans[-at-], 145-0685, Todos Santos

Get Rid of Plastic Bags - Thanks to Euva Anderson for forwarding to us a PowerPoint presentation concerning the world-wide problem of plastic bags. You can view and download the Presentation here:
Note: This is a large 3.5 MB file and may take some time to download. Please be patient, it's worth the wait. (Hint: You can right-click on the link and select "Save Target As" to download the file to your computer while you do something else). - Alan, Baja Western Onion

Share Mail Box - Looking for someone to share mail box in Cabo. Need to live in Pescadero or Todos Santos. I already have the mail box which will give you a mailing address in the U.S. - Sylvia Redondo, cigar00[-at-], 612-142-8249, Pescadero

Another Hughesnet "Phishing" Scam - If anyone receives the following e-mail pretending to be from HughesNet, it is a "phishing" scam. Someone is trying to steal your user information. It is NOT from HughesNet. The Email States: Dear Email Account Owner,
This message is from messaging center to all email account user. We are currently upgrading our database and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused email account to create more space for new accounts. To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a present used account.(You are to send the information below to enable us RECONFIRM YOUR EMAILACCOUNT and for Upgrading)

Email Username :(***********)
EMAIL Password :(***********)
Date of Birth :(***********)

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/ her account within 24hours of this warning notice we are afraid you will have to lose your account permanently. Thank you for using!
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ

Support TeamAs always beware of responding to ANY e mail you receive that asks you to reveal personal information. The real companies won't send these types of requests. - Alan Thompson, alan[-at-], 612 117 0484, Todos Santos

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Rides Needed/Available

Favor Por Favor? - Anyone driving to California in the coming months with space for a 3' x 2' x 2' box? Will happily make it worth your while as I know it's a big request. Thanks. thonthon518[-at-] -

Wanna Ride? - My friend and I are going to Cabo San Lucas, next Thursday 17th, at 10:30 A.M. approx. If anybody needs a ride let me know. - Felix Vazquez, salesboy_vagu[-at-], 6121312081, Todos Santos

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Restaurant and Food News

Special Salsas For The Summer - Thank you everyone who came and helped make last week's cooking class with Antonio such a great success. This Saturday we will be making the traditional Mexican Enchilada with some very special salsas: A fusion of Mexican and Asian ingredients; the mole sauce we always wanted to know how to make: and more fabulous ways to use the local queso rancho. Contact us for more info. - isabelsmyth2002[-at-] 612 104 7082

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Music/Entertainment News

Hotel California Invites You For Live Music This Thursday Night - Come on over to the Hotel California for a cool drink, or a great meal on a hot summer night and enjoy live music this Thursday, July 17th. from 7 to 10 P.M. Featuring Daniel Siqueiros on guitar and electric violin. There's nothing like it! No cover charge. - Dany Lamote, chefdany[-at-],, Todos Santos

Sandbar's Summer Hours - Starting July 13th the Sandbar will be closed every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday throughout the summer. Wednesday is pizza night. Thursday is now open mike night starting at 8 P.M. Friday night is live music night - we will now start to offer different styles of music. We will also be starting up some special events on Saturdays. Thanks for your patronage. - Terry Mcbride, tleemcbride[-at-], 612-149-2743, Pescadero

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Pet Corner

Phone Number Correction - On the ad for the found dog (neutered male brindle at Los Cerritos) in the last Onion, I typed in my phone number incorrectly. If you are the owner of this dog, please call me at 612-111-6966. - Mariposa, Pescadero

Seeking Second Summer Saint - The little red terrier and her eight pups, advertised in the BWO last month, found a loving temporary foster home with Leonard and Gitte in Pescadero. L&G are now heading north. Pups are six weeks old, healthy, and ready for adoption. They and their little mom are hoping to find another foster home until August 10, or until all are adopted, whichever comes first. Pups will be shown in the bookstore, so need foster care in Todos Santos. Could anybody out there take all or part of this group? Leonard and Gitte report they're a barrel of fun. - Janet Howey, janethowey[-at-], 612-169-4252, Todos Santos

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Are You Moving Or Redecorating? - I'm interested in buying (unique, comfortable, beautiful and, uh, inexpensive) furniture! Any or all of the following: queen or double bed, sofas, chairs, small dining table and chairs, gas refrigerator, washing machine, and miscellaneous e.g. rugs, lamps. - Susan Frascella, sfrascella[-at-], 805 886 5050, Todos Santos

Palm Leaves - I have cargas of palm fronds available if you are constructing a palapa. Call me for information - Oscar Rosales, oscarntori[-at-], 612-118-1192, Todos Santos

Moving Sale - Table & two chairs, file w/drawer, stereo, burgundy drapes, high-back swivel chairs, two drawer metal legal file cabinet, heavy plastic recliner chairs, large and medium frames, matching lamps, assorted shelves, bulletin boards, oval mirror, clothes racks, assorted plants, small tables, household items. - Robert Raciti, robert.baja[-at-], 612-149-7188, Pescadero

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

Boston Whaler - I have a 2001 26' Boston Whaler Outrage 260 for sale in Cabo San Lucas. Twin Merc 225HP Optimax outboards, radar, autopilot, gps, Sirius satellite, VHF, fishfinder, etc. The 260 has a marine head. Boat is fish ready with outriggers, 4 rods/reels, gaffs, etc. Includes dual axle trailer, weather canvas for center console and complete canvas for the entire boat. I was going to list it in San Diego for $59,000 but thought I would offer it first here at a net price of $48,000. Check around; that's a great price! Respond or call for pictures and location1 - Peter Tellier, pete[-at-], 916-718-0534, Cabo San Lucas

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Rentals Available/Wanted

House Trade - Bay Area - October- November - We have a wonderful two bed/one bath home in the San Francisco bay area on the coast side of San Mateo county to trade for two months in T.S. Ours is a very quiet, well gardened 3/4 acre with long views of coastal mountains. Cattle, coyotes, hawks abound and it's 45 minutes to San Jose or S.F. Would like to house trade homes during October and November of this year. Pix and details on request. Need broadband access. - David/marcee Yager, david[-at-], 650-747-0757

House Rental - looking for a rental for 8 weeks mid december through mid february for a single woman and her 4 friendly wellbehaved dogs.
600$ per month or less would be great. - Wren Willow, wrenwillow[-at-], 505-438-0345, Todos Santos

Wanted To Rent Or House Sitter + Urgent ! - Hi, I'm Daniela Borghini from Il Giardino Pizzeria. I'm looking for a house for rent or house sitting in Todos Santos - Responsible, single with a 6 year old boy - for $300 or less. work ph. 1450199 from 1 to 10 pm - Daniela Borghini, izio55[-at-], 612+1337163, Todos Santos

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Real Estate For Sale

La Paz Malecon Water View Lots - Water view lots in best area of La Paz in La Piedra ! Large 1800M2 lots or divide by three. Electric, water and sewer ready. Private gate and driveway. These are the best and last lots in La Piedra. Call Bert 612 161 00 05 www.viviun Ad 105693 - Bert Yellen, bertyellen[-at-], 612 161 00 05, La Paz

Lote Jessie Los Cerritos - 1000m2 at $20/m2. Close to highway with land ocean views. 2000m2 lot will be sub-divided by owner, or make him an offer he can´´t refuse. $20,000US Also available, Lot 2291 (2000m2) on a main access road for $70,000 - great views. Baja Realty and Investment - Offices in Todos Santos and cabo San Lucas. We have a variety of lots to choose from - call us. - Al Arechiga, arechiga66[-at-],, 624-166-8953, Pescadero

Lots In Todos Santos - Lote Francesca - 1000m2 with 828sf unfinished structure. Ocean views, fenced, corner lot. $95,000.
Lot 8 - 1000m2 land/ocean views $27,000
Baja Realty and Investments with offices in Todos Santos and Cabo San Lucas. Call us, we have many properties to choose from. - Al Arechiga, arechiga66[-at-],, 624-166-8953, Todos Santos

Lot Elizabeth In Los Barilles - 1010m2 lot with all city services at the property. Land/ocean views in neighborhood with many new homes. $60,000
Baja Realty and Investment with offices in Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos. Call us, we have many properties to choose from. - Cheryl Miller, info[-at-],, 624-122-2690, Los Barriles

Hotel Miramar Todos Santos - 18 guest rooms, 2 bedroom owner unit, pool, laundry, large dining facility for possible restaurant, 20 car parking. $875,000 Baja Realty and Investment with offices in Todos Santos and Cabo San Lucas. - Al Arechiga, arechiga66[-at-],, 624-166-8953, Todos Santos

Huerte Verde Hotel/retreat - 11 guest rooms, 2 bedroom main house for owners, 4 units under construction, pool, pool bar, jacuzzi, kitchen/restaurant, chapel, entertainment gazebo...and exquisite details making this an enchanting property. 5 minutes from the new marina in San Jose. Owner financing available. Power Point Presentation available. Baja Realty and Investment with offices in Todos Santos and Cabo San Lucas. - Cheryl Miller, info[-at-],, 624-122-2690, San Jose Del Cabo

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Sales and Services


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Quote of the Day: " An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her. " - Agatha Christie

Community Calendar
Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week
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 6:30, Movie 7:30., 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
Fish truck at Secrets of the Garden at 1:00 P.M., Todos Santos
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.
Steak Night with Live Music, La Cañada del Diablo, Todos Santos - Reservations 612-14-00069
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 - 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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