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News and Events

Internado Needs Fans And A Washer - The Internado or Boarding school for students attending the Primary School, Miguel Hidalgo, located near la Esquina at the entrance to la Cachora is in need or fans for the dormitories and a clothes washer. The Internado hosts 60 kids from area ranches who live too far away to get to and from school everyday, so the SEP (Secretary of Education) provides dormitories, healthly food, social workers and teachers who help with homework. It is a caring and nurturing environment for kids age 4-12.

Profe. Rodolfo and his wife are very dedicated to the students and they would be grateful for any donations..Contact the Profe. directly M-F at 145-0382, stop by and visit or contact Patricia Baum to facilitate your donation. - Patricia Baum, teampaty1[-at-], 612 145-0882

Muchas Gracias - When a "Muchas Gracias" doesn't seem like enough, a public posting in the ONION is certainly called for!! The "Jardin de Kinder" in Los Barriles now has a working computer network with some incredibly appreciative teachers and a principal that's beyond words when it comes to gratitude. Each classroom/teacher now has a working laptop to use to pull down study guides, co-ordinate scheduling with each other, create and distribute educational materials - i.e., worksheets, tests that they might not have had access to without their new laptops. Basically, you have all opened up a world to them that before was just a dream. You have all turned that dream into a reality that warms my heart.

Our kindergarten laptop donation drive was completed last month with the delivery of a laptop from Gerhard in West Linn, Oregon via the "Nikki" express (she lives in Lake Oswego, OR) and has a home in Todos as well. The handoff went well as Nikki picked up the laptop from Gerhard, delivered it to Susan from Los Barriles who was in Todos for the day, and it now joins the others at the kindergarten. (Now that's teamwork). A huge muchas gracias to the many loving souls who donated laptops, programs, printers, faxes, and assorted DVD, stereo and other media equipment. Another thank you goes to those who contributed the Spanish conversion programs to bring all the laptops up to speed for the teachers. (Robin from Santana Iron Works in San Bartolo with the magic CD downloads.)

NONE of this was possible without Doug Pearson, "computer guy extraordinaire." He single-handedly put all of these beauties back together, brought them up to snuff and speed, and then networked them together throughout the kindergarten. Each classroom now has a laptop, printer, and a teacher who knows how to use their new tools. I'd post Doug's email address, but he might kill me, so if you need directions to a guy who can solve all of your computer woes or dreams - just email me at janel91436[-at-] and I'll "hook you up."

There is a complete list of our "angels" who so graciously gave from the heart, posted at the kindegarten on the main street coming into town. For those of you not sure which structure houses the kindergarten, it's on the right side of the main street BEFORE you come to the library and the park in the middle of the road (the one across the street from the Palmas). The steps leading to the kindergarten on the right side have the wording "Dra. De Montessori" on the front. That houses all three grades of pre-school, pre-K and Kindergarten.

Now - for those of you thinking, "I just upgraded my laptop and I could have given my old one to them. I just didn't know/forgot/didn't think it was worth anything.". There is still time for you to do a good deed. We're continuing the dream as we begin to work with the "Primario" - 1st through 6th grades - and help realize their dreams as well. These laptops can help the children IN the classrooms find information that otherwise would not be available to them. I'd like to see a couple of workstations in each room for the kids to go to when they have spare study hall time. So check those closets, dust off those boxes, upgrade those workstations and help our kids at the same time. Not here in Baja right now? That's OK too - I'll come to you to pick up the equipment. Our AMAZING network of fairy godmothers and godfathers will get your goods down to the school.

If you've ever questioned the spirit of our community - you can throw that question out the window now. What I've seen is a community of the most loving, giving, caring individuals pull together for the sake of our kids. Thank you, East Capers and Southern Baja-ites! I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful group! Janel and Sophia and David, US toll free 877.244.6219 - Janel Faraci, janel91436[-at-], 624.137.0686, Los Barriles

East Cape Guild Cook Books - The East Cape Guild Scholarship Fund is very proud to announce the arrival of this year's East Cape Kitchens Cook Book!! This year Guild Cookbook divas Keri Bowden and Joan Pratt created something very special for you!! The Cookbook is titled "RECIPES from BAJA," a wonderful collection of Mexican recipes. Breakfast recipes include "Nona's Huevos Rancheros with A Special Sauce", this special sauce makes this dish the best you have tasted!

You will find a chapter on Salsa's, Sauces and Moles, plus Entrees that will have you pulling the pans out to satisfy your fantasy of creating those Mexican dishes you have dreamed about. Once again the Cookbook is $18.00 with about 400 recipes. You can receive your book prior to its arrival in Baja by emailing Keri and letting her know how many you want and she will let you know cost of shipping. Keep in mind there will not be a Christmas Art Show in Los Barriles this year, so you may want to purchase these great gifts ahead of time this year.

All profits go to our East Cape students who want to achieve their dreams of attending high school and creating a better life for themselves and their families. Thank you. Keri bajawife[-at-]

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Comments, Questions and Answers

What's The Best Setup For Internet Access In Las Tunas? - Hola, What is the best way to get internet access in Las Tunas area ( Camino Internacional)?? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Alan Cooper, tropic.aldo[-at-],, 406-549-6767, Todos Santos

RE: Blue Bottle Stings - Another option for Blue Bottles stings is to mix any type of meat tenderizer and fresh water if you have it, salt water if not. Make a paste out of it and cover the area where you have been stung. Works great, takes the sting out right away. This is after you have removed all the tentacles and rinsed. Works better than anything else I have ever tried. I was given this tip from a local Gringo doctor from San Pedrito last year after my 4 yr old daughter was strung twice in a week. - Wade Dayley, info", 1-877-949-7939, Pescadero

RE: Harassment on The Beach - I visited with PROFEPA last week to hand in our reports of the incident on the beach and had quite a lengthy discussion with a couple of PROFEPA agents. For your information this is what they informed: Walking dogs on the beach is not against the law. It is not something you should be arrested for. However, as we all know, PROFEPA have their own rules and they said that all due care must be taken with dogs on the beach. Keep out of the Federal Zone, i.e. 20 meters from high tide. Keep away from the turtle nursery. Be very vigilant and keep away from any turtle tracks or nests. In other words, there are no hard and fast rules. But be careful and for the time being it might be a good idea to walk with a friend in order you always have a witness should you encounter 'Turtle Man', as he is affectionately known! Whilst 'Turtle Man' does not work for PROFEPA, he does work for one of the turtle organizations who work with/alongside PROFEPA. If he encounters any 'trouble' on the beach he should not be calling the police. He should call PROFEPA direct who will send one of their agents to find out what the problem is.

Any threatening, intimidating or discourteous behavior should be reported to PROFEPA in writing. You should address all such reports to LIC. MARITZA MUNOS VARGAS and LIC. JAVIER CHAVES, DEPARTMENTO DE DENUNCIAS Y QUEJAS DE LEGACION PROFEPA. Their offices are on the corner of Padre Kino and Encinas in La Paz. Take a copy of your report with you and ask them to stamp and sign it as proof of receipt. If 'Turtle Man' does call the police and they also act in an intimidating manner, send a copy of your report also to El Comandante who has said he wishes to be kept informed of all such incidents where the police have been involved. Just for good measure we also gave copies to the Delegado and Fernando Salas so please feel free to follow suit and let them all know what is going on.

Whilst with PROFEPA they also advised that with regard to horses- you can ride your own private horse on the beach to get from A to B and back to A but you are not permitted to take rental horses on the beach, or make any monetary gain, without having a concession which will unlikely be granted on a turtle nesting beach. Again, with a private horse, pay all due diligence and keep out of turtle nesting areas and the turtle nursery. Vehicles - all vehicles are prohibited from the beach including the police unless in the case of an emergency. These are just some guidelines which I hope will help but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. - Anita Harris anitaharris[-at-], Todos Santos

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Rides Needed/Available

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Restaurant and Food News

Sunday And Monday Night Football At Buena Vida - Just a reminder that we are open up every Sunday afternoon for football. We will be starting up the a BBQ and cooking up big juicy hamburgers on a Chibata bun with homemade fries and big Kilbasa dogs. We will be opening up at 11:00 and start serving food around 12:30. We will stay open till about 4:30 P.M.

Monday Night Football will begin around 5 P.M. We will be offering super nachos with house made tortilla chips and all the fixings. (Our regular menu will also be available). We will offer 2x1 beers from 5:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M. This will be ongoing through the season! - Jessie Rutowski, jessierutowski[-at-], 6121343100, Todos Santos

Barbeque Night at La Esquina - Please join us on Friday October 3rd for BBQ night. Enjoy grilled steaks, fish, and burgers created by our house grill chef. We will be serving from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M. - La Esquina, marimardelmar[-at-], 612 145 0851, Todos Santos

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Music/Entertainment News

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Pet Corner

Missing Dog - Help please!!! Our dog disapeared Friday, 9/26! He's black with wavy/curly hair - about 60 pounds, rather a poodle look-alike and answers to the name of "Sowdagee". He was seen in the La Poza area Thursday afternoon. If you see or hear about him please call Oscar at 612-118-1192. - Oscar Rosales, oscarntori[-at-], Todos Santos

Dog Found!! - We thank the Onion and all the people who were so supportive to us when our Saudade disappeared Friday. Oscar found him stretched out on the patio of a kind family in Las Brisas who were making him comfortable until we reconnected. Our thanks to the Onion for providing us a way to get information quickly to our community, and our thanks to all who helped. We live in a kind community. - Oscar Rosales, oscarntori[-at-]yahoo.comcAve, 612-118-1192

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Misc. For Sale/Wanted

Radial Arm Saw And Other Items For Sale - Sears 10" radial arm saw $375 U.S. 45 liter propane tank $80 U.S. Sears craftsman 1/2" socket set with various attachments and open and closed end wrenches 80 pieces total in 2 drawer top opening toolbox $160 U.S. Tile wet saw $80 U.S. Double wrought iron gates from US each 3' by 4' tall can be used separately $90 U.S. - Don Mitchell, kiwimay1999[-at-], 1450862

Sale Of Furniture And Electronics - Living room, Refrigerator, PC, TV, DVD, Ex vox. Good Price Opportunity. - Yesika Brilanti, laurayesikabrilanti[-at-], 6121567460, Todos Santos

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Vehicles/Boats for Sale

2005 Ford Explorer, $12,000 - Less than 45,000 miles, 3rd row-seats 7, roof rack, power everything, runs perfectly. Only the CD player doesn't work, otherwise the car is perfect. Already down in Baja, although not imported (it is registered in Nevada).

If you're coming down for the season, need a car and don't want to make the drive, why not consider buying this great, reliable SUV.

Contact me directly at Lisagreenco[-at-] or by phone in the US at 970-389-3490. - Lisa Green

1995 Toyota Previa Van For Sale - Excellent condition and great gas mileage. Silver with tan interior. All wheel drive, front and rear air conditioning, luggage rack, single CD player and rear speakers. Leather seats, rear seats fold up and center seats are removable. Current Oregon plates with registration/tags good through Aug 2009. 157,000 miles. Google Toyota Previa for specifics. Low Blue Book at $4,100 USD. Asking $3,500 U.S.. Call or e-mail - Best time to call is after 4:00pm. - Shawn Or Bonnie, sunburntgringos[-at-], 612-134-0141, Pescadero

20 Ft. Skipjack For Sale - Deal of the Century! Bought new boats - this one is lonely so it needs a loving new home. Engine is a "Straight 6 - Chevy 125" with 140 hours on a rebuilt motor. Every option available - 50 gallon gas, bimini top, outriggers, radar/depth finder, VHF radio, CD w/stereo and amps, custom tackle center, salt water washdown, cuddy cabin. All this plus a Trail Right double axel trailer - what more could one want. Asking $8.5 US coconuts - bring ANY reasonable offer. Call or email David (May come with the hubby if not sold soon. - Janel Faraci, david.a.marvin[-at-], 624.137.0686, Los Barriles

Toyota 4runner For Sale - 99' toyota 4x4, only 65,000 miles, great shape, well serviced, forest green color, will take 10K or best offer! 612 1420392 - Rich Friend, richiefriend[-at-], 145 0551, Todos Santos

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Rentals Available/Wanted

Thanksgiving Week Available - Maritas Casitas are still available for Thanksgiving - call soon!

For Rent - - Two spaces for rent in historic building of downtown Todos Santos, Alvaro Obregon between Banorte and Ricardo Amigo Real Estate. Perfect for an office or small business. Big front local for 500, back small local for 300. - Richard Friend, richiefriend[-at-],, 145-0551

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Real Estate For Sale

Pescadero Lots For Sale - Two half-acre lots with incredible panoramic views, both are approx 100 yards from power and water, near Cerritos beach and overlooking San Pedrito surf break. Priced for quick sale. - Jay Egan, jaytodossantos[-at-], 1949 310 1068 california, Pescadero

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Sales and Services

FM3 Answer - If you need any help, advice, information or assistance with Immigration(FM3), car importation, any legal advise, wills etc., contact Attorney at Law Iker Algorri at Café Brown (612) 14 50813, Maybe last days in Todos Santos, contact soon. - Iker Algorri, iuslegis[-at-], Cel 612 14 0 17 95, Todos Santos

Rampage Sportfishing Gets Ready To Go To Mag Bay - The BIG BOAT heads back to Mag Bay. Entering our second year, the Joan Boat and the new La Patrona head north to Mag Bay for the winter months of November, December and January. This year, we're offering day trips as well as 6-day, 5-night sleep-aboard packages. We're only about 5 hours north of the East Cape or two hours from Loreto. If you've never fished Mag Bay (the Isle of Magdalena on the Pacific side near Lopez-Mateos and San Carlos), you're in for quite a treat. Imagine seeing 150-200 marlin a day and boating roughly 30 of them. Dorado so thick and tuna so big that you can't bring them in fast enough. For those of you looking to bring the family, our sleep aboard packages accommodate up to four and our day trips also include whale watching and eco tours for up to 12 people.We have a few select weeks still available in December and January, most of November has already sold out! Give the fisherman in your family the best Christmas gift EVER and send him off to Mag Bay. Or, treat yourself to the fishing excursion of a lifetime! There's a reason why fisherman who've been say there's nothing like Mag Bay.

We offer both deep sea fishing and fly fishing. Jeff DeBrown, from The Reel Baja, will show you the art of flyfishing for the big ones at no extra charge. Or, head off with Luis and Chuy as your co-captains extraordinaire for the best deep sea fishing experience in the world!! All sleep-aboard packages include gourmet cuisine, cocktails, appetizers, desserts and so much more!!! (Menus available on request) Call now to get the few remaining spots!! See you on the Bay! Call or email Janel and David or call toll free from the States - 877.244.6219 Hook Up! Janel J. Faraci - Janel Faraci, janel91436[-at-], 624.137.0686, Los Barriles

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Quote of the Day: " The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. " - B. F. Skinner (1904 - 1990)

Community Calendar
Denotes New or Updated Onion Item This Week
Pro Football on The Big Screen - La Buena Vida, 11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Todos Santos
Greys Anatomy and Desperate Housewives - La Buena Vida, 7 PM, 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.
NFL Football at he Sandbar in Pescadero
Monday Night Football/2 x 1 beers from 5:00 till 7:30 - La Buena Vida, Todos Santos
NFL Football at The 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-]
Grays Anatomy and Desperate Housewives - La Buena Vida, 7 PM, 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.
Dominique and Friends - Music at La Buena Vida, 8:00 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-]


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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