Recycling Update - The municipality of La Paz in new and exciting alliance with Pueblo Magico and Todos Tortugueros, A.C., have identified 11 local sites (schools and internados) and in early October will open 7 small (plastic only) recycling centers in Todos Santos, Pescadero and Elias Calles. The program provides each site with large containers, gives talks and age appropriate workshops, and coordinates the bi-monthly pick-up of the recyclable material. Pubelo Magico and Todos Tortugueros, A.C will develop and provide the in-school presentations, workshops, a video and educational materials for kids and their parents.
Pueblo Magico, Todos Tortugueros, A.C. and a group of sixth graders will be coordinating and operating the recycling center or “Center de Acopio” in the Primary School, Meliton Albañez, near the Red Cross on calle Obregon and Huerto. We will be open Fridays from 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. This is the only center that will be receiving glass and cardboard. All money earned from the sale of plastic goes directly to the schools; a benefit will be held in late October to support the extensive educational part of the program.
Recycling Center Opening Day: Friday October 3, 11:30 A.M.
For more information contact, Eduardo Villalobos, Pueblo Magico, 612 161-8581
villalobos-1971[-at-]hotmail.com , www.todostortugueros.org, Patricia Baum,612 145-0882
A Tough Subject - Few like to talk about this, but it is inevitable that one day you may pass away in your host country. Please keep in regular contact with your friends, particularly those who live alone. Here are things that whomever you entrust to take care of your remains needs.
1. Color copy of your passport (several are better).
2. Copy of current immigration status (the page with the picture is sufficient).
3. Copy of your registered will (in Spanish).
4. Extra set of keys to your house.
5. Phone number of relative to be notified in the US (or wherever).
6. Names of the parents.
7. Status of friend or relative of person taking care of your remains (passport and
FM3 or FM2).
8. As always, having a Spanish speaking person around helps and you may wish to hire an interpreter for a few hours.
Also, it is best to inform someone close to you about how you would like your remains to be handled in case the original will is not immediately available. The person who discovers the body should report to the Judiciales in person and they are open 24hrs a day. A representative of the judiciales will go with you to the house and arrange for a Coroner’s vehicle, which might take several hours. Wait with them, as they will tell you what to do next after the body is removed.
After the body was removed we were told to make funeral arrangements from here (Todos Santos) and then go back to the Judiciales. From there we went to the funeral parlor in La Paz, paid half of the fee and filled out a number of forms. Make sure the spelling of the name is correct. The funeral parlor is opened 24 hrs a day, the fee for a cremation is MN8,060.00, and they contacted the US consulate. They took us to the Procuradoria General de Justicia, Medical Examiner’s office for the official report, which then was certified in the office of the Judiciales in the same building. Both are open 24hrs a day. Then back to the funeral parlor for a temporary certificate.
The funeral home issued a certificate of disposition of the body the next day, and their representative took us to the Records Office for the registration of death. Certified death certificates (Acta Certificado de Defuncion) can be obtained at this office. The Consulate will call you and you will have to go there with the death certificate, which they then will “authenticate” to be used for insurance and other purposes.
Other points to remember:
1. The person who inherits your property is named in the fideicomiso, regardless of what you say in your will. If you want someone else to inherit your property, you will have to change the fideicomiso at a Notaria Publica.
2. If the deceased has a bank account here, the bank will have to be notified and given a death certificate and a copy of the will. If the beneficiary of the account is abroad, he/she will have to provide a birth certificate, copy of passport, and a “carta de solicitud” (request for release of the monies) in Spanish. All three of these documents have to be “apostilled” in the U.S. by the state department.
If a different beneficiary is listed in the will than in the file the bank holds, the original bank document prevails.
3. You will need to cancel their P.O. box.
Couch Potatoes - Lazy, hot? Before it gets too hot in the morning, join us for light exercise. Walk around the track 1 to 4 times, then stretch and touch your toes (if you can) etc. Monday to Friday 8 A.M. at the stadium, baseball park in Todos Santos.Takes about 20 min. Contact Bob at 145 0689 for info or show up - Robert Wolf, zorolobo[-at-]yahoo.com, Todos Santos
3rd Annual Sacred Healers Retreat Nov 9-14, 2008 - When less is scary and more just isn't enough come join us and explore the "Colours of Abundance" There are still a few spaces left for this year's retreat, but they are going fast.Contact sacredhealersretreat[-at-]hotmail.com - Patricia Huff, sacredhealersretreat[-at-]hotmail.com, 1-619-819-9212, Pescadero
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Face Painter Wanted! - We are holding our December event again for La Cachora Road Special Needs School, on Sunday, December 14th from 11 A.M. - 4 P.M. and we are looking for a Face Painter for the children. Is there anybody out there who could help us and donate their time and paints? Many thanks. Please contact - Anita Harris, anitaharris[-at-]hughes.net, Todos Santos
Fishing - Wanted: Someone with a boat who is looking for another person (retired banker) to go fishing on their boat in the Los Barriles area. Willing to share expenses (gas, food. bait and of course beer). I will be in Los Barriles from11/4 until 11/22. I live near the Fire Department. - Ted Lemanowic, tlemanowic[-at-]sbcglobal.net, 760-727-5063, Los Barriles
Read Your Mail Online (Courtesy, Baja Pony Express) - For those of us who winter in the Baja, getting mail from the U.S. is almost impossible....or was. Now you can get a digitized version of your mail online! You can peruse your mail, see what you want to view or not view and then have mail forwarded! What a great concept! Kudos to those who had the foresight! I plan to use this service this winter, have no reviews from anyone that has used it but wanted to share it in anycase to BPE users who also may be interested in this service! Check it out at www.earthclassmail.com - Ksb
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Vice Presidential Debates Thursday At Buena Vida - We will be showing the Vice Presidential Debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden this THURSDAY Oct 2nd at 7:00 P.M. DO NOT MISS IT! The Presidential debate was great but I have a feeling this one will be more interesting!
We will not be opening up this Friday Oct 3rd. Also, Clacson will not be playing this Saturday Oct 4th but we will have them back next Saturday Oct 11th. So see you all Thursday for the debates! We will be serving food from our regular menu. Sorry ladies, no Grey's Anatomy this week but for sure next Thursday. - Jessie Rutowski, 6121343100, Todos Santos
Groovy Again - "Hairpiece the Musical" is coming to Todos Santos. Blue Moon Productions will be hosting a Groovy Dinner at the beautiful home of Marilyn and Larry Doran in La Cachora, Saturday, November 8. Support the Performing Arts and have a Far Out Experience. Limited Seating. bluemooninbaja[-at-]yahoo.com Tickets: 612 104-7082. -
Authentic Mexican Food - Ataxco'n is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M., and we are proud to present you with an authentic Mexican menu that varies daily. We include such homemade specialties as mole, mixhiote, pork in chile verde and albondigas, and our breakfasts include such favorites as huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, huevos al gusto and enfrijoladas, all at reasonable prices. We are located at the corner of Militar and Hidalgo. Our sign on the street says "Bienvenidos" and truly all of you are welcome. - Landi Ortega, landi_ortega[-at-]hotmail.com, 612-1761275, Todos Santos
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Misc. For Sale/wanted - Barely used Marshall AVT 150 Guitar Amp and 000 Foot Pedal - Asking $800 U.S.
See used for sale in the US at $699:
How it sounds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk-Hh6KoKRo
Reviews and specs: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-AVT150X-150-Watt-1x12-Combo-Amplifier?sku=482631&src=3SOSWXXB
- Maureen Ryan, morene4[-at-]yahoo.com, 612-1229277, La Paz
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2005 Ford Explorer 4 X 4, $12,000 - Less than 45,000 miles, the third row seats seven, roof rack, power everything, runs perfectly. Only the CD player doesn't work, otherwise the car is perfect. Transferrable extended factory warranty to 100k miles. 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 by phone in the U.S. at 970-389-3490 or Lisagreenco[-at-]hotmail.com - Lisa Green
2003 Toyota 4runner 2 WD - $12,000 U.S. (Kelley Blue Book $12,840) Silver, super condition, low mileage. Call Juan 044-612-127-0631 or Michele 044-612-157-6080 - Michele Campbell, michele_karen[-at-]hotmail.com, Todos Santos
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Thanksgiving Week Available - Maritas Casitas are still available for Thanksgiving - call soon!
Adobe Rental In Pescadero - Beautiful remodeled adobe w/swimming pool Views of ocean and fields.
2 bed,2 bath elegantly furnished $1,500 plus deposit.Contact cabobill[-at-]hotmail.com or call US 1619-819-9212 - William Huff, cabobill[-at-]hotmail.com, 1619-819-9212 US , Pescadero
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Property For Sale - Lot 1743M2. Water on site, electricity ready. Large Mango, mature guava, both produce fruit in season. Five large, 50 small well established palms, with working drip irrigation system. Near beach, view of ocean and mountains. $100,000 U.S., no agents. E-mail for pictures; dtutko1[-at-]hotmail.com or - Steve Tutko, stevetutko[-at-]yahoo.com, Pescadero
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Counseling And Depth Psychotherapy With Dr. Robert Saltzman, Ph. D. - Dr. Saltzman has provided personal counseling and individual depth psychotherapy, as well as guidance and healing for couples in the southern Baja community since 1995. He has U.S. training and credentials, is a dual U.S./Mexican citizen, and speaks both English and Spanish. His practice is dedicated to mental, emotional, and physical healing; philosophical awareness; self-understanding; and spiritual unfoldment. His reputation for sensitivity, discretion, and successful outcomes is well-known throughout our region. For further information, please visit the web site - Robert Saltzman, dr.robert.saltzman[-at-]gmail.com, 612 132 9060, Todos Santos
Real Estate Agents Wanted - Now hiring real estate agents for "high season". Some experience required. Bilingual a plus. Apply to Milagro Real Estate office (corner of Juarez and Topete Sts.) Call for appointment . - Dale Townsend, milagrodale[-at-]yahoo.com, 145-0219, Todos Santos
Surfboard Repair - Professional surfboard repair. 25 years experiance, no job too big or too small, 24 hour turn around guaranteed. Will trade for you not taking off in front of me. Senior Dingman Call 612-134-0480 - , dingbegone[-at-]gmail.com, Pescadero
Teacher Seeks Summer Position - Teacher seeking summer 2009 teacher position. And, seeking location and need for a primary grade school. - Olivia De Anda-forte, odeanda03[-at-]yahoo.com, www.oliviaforte.vpweb.com, 480 7061544, Cabo San Lucas
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