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Monday, March 15, 2010 - #777
Another Fun Filled Week Coming
16 Tue Stargazing 7:30pm Hotel Los Pescadores BPE#773 Donation
Mar 16 Tue Miguel
& Alex in concert at Otra Vez - Open Menu + cover 10 usd - Reserv.
DATE CHANGE! Mexican Festival presented by the Kindergarten of
Los Barriles. Kits & dances and dinner.
Tickets $10us available on 2/22 at Paydenis, Tio's Tienda, Las
Iguanas Market & Ochoa'gChicken BPE#757
Jam Session at Roadrunner 7pm. Bluegrass, folk or ?? Everyone
Tio Pablo's St. Paddy's Day Celebration, Free Tequila Shooters,
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner $9.95,BPE#777
Smokey's St. Patrick's Day, SkeletonKey is playing, magic show,
crazy tie contest. Details on BPE#777
Wed Hot Steel Band at Otra
Vez for St.Patrick's Party - No cover - Special Menu follow - Reserv.
St. Patrick's Day Party at Smokey's Grill presented by A.L.M.A.
Thu BBQ Night at Otra Vez + Jeanette Grittani will play and
sing - No cover - 125 ps Chicken and Pork Ribs with salad bar.
Mar 19 Fri Miguel & Alex in concert at Otra Vez - Open
Menu + cover 10 usd - Reserv. Tel.1410249
18 to 21 BajaShakespeare
presents "Knight of the Mighty Rod" Four performances.
See BPE# 756
firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets at Smokey's. Will Call
email@example.com or 142-8008.
Fri Alma Book Store open 10am-1pm.
Highway Storage across from the new Pemex.
Liga MAC JazzFest, San Jose, BCS 2pm-8pm at the
The US and Mexican border towns went on Daylight Saving time
night. My computer clock also sprung ahead. Check your computers!
B.C.S. goes on DST Sunday, April 4th, Easter Sunday
There is now a website completely separate from the BPE that will
allow people to comment on businesses in and around the local Los
Barriles area. Go to:
www.losbarriles.ning.com and sign in.
Please note, this is not my website. I have absolutely nothing to do
Someone else has set this up. Maybe it will fill the need for
more candid discussions. Cheryl
We are going to meet again on Wednesday evening at 7:00 for another
Bluegrass Jam at the Road Runner Cafe. A big "Thank You" to those
have been bringing songs with lyrics and chords to share with us as
eases the learning process for those of us who are beginners. Bring
friends who enjoy music, even if they only enjoy listening. Clapping
and stamping of feet is encouraged. The jam is not just for
if you have a blues, rock, folk, any other genre song--please feel
comfortable in joining us. Thanks to Donna for making coffee and
deserts available to us. The last jam was a great success. Hope to
see you there. Jim Brik
Overeaters Anonymous Meetings every Tuesday, 10:30-11:30AM ~
28 March, Palm Sunday: Blessing of the palms and Mass, 8:00AM,
& 6:00PM. Holy Thursday, 7:00PM. Good Friday, procession from Buena
Vista municipal offices to Temple, 11:00AM and adoration of the
7:00PM. Saturday Easter Vigil, 9:00PM. Bring water to be blessed and
candle. Easter Sunday Masses at regular hrs., 8:00 & 10:00AM. May we
all have a safe and sane Holiday week. Regards, Dennis
OOPS! Breast cancer workshop phone number should read: 141-0869.
Please help us!! WestJet airlines from Cabo to Calgary puts an
on dogs in cargo starting April 1. If ANYONE is returning to Calgary
during March can you please accompany a dog. We do all the work, pay
all expenses plus will give you compensation. We have adoptive homes
waiting. Please help. Dhorea 128 8235 Baja Dogs la Paz
Baja Dogs La Paz A. C.
Have you signed up for the Baja Dogs Monthly Newsletter? It is a
way to get to know us better. See pics of some of the dogs in their
new homes. Sign up now or send a request to be put on our Newsletter
Cheryl, I just wanted to thank you for sending out the message
regarding my Kiteboard. I got it back that same evening. I also
to say thanks to whoever retrieved it , it's great to know there are
good people out there.
MARCH 2010 NEWS FROM SAN JOSE
Caravan Tour of Cave Paintings
Adventure for the Everyone!
Sunday March 21.—
8:30 AM at the Parking Lot of Mega
San Jose del Cabo, by McDonald’s.
Duration: Aprox. 6 horas
Reservations and prepayment Required !
Recommended for children 5 years and older
$100 pesos per person in caravan
Or $250 pesos per person in our bus.
Hosted by “The Ancient Sun Tours” y Carlos Alvarez.
Contact us for more Details
Space Limited. Hurray.
Pay with Paypal or Interbank
Learn the mysteries of our past!
DISCUSSION: WINDOWS 7 INSTALLATION
a. I also had the trial Win 7 erroneously installed on my computer.
had tried to buy the program to download but was unable to download
because it was to be purchased with a Canadian credit card but I
wanted it to be in Mexico. A supposed no-no. A computer literate
friend re installed the XP discs that I had brought with me. My
computer is now working correctly. Hope this helps.
DISCUSSION: IRS TAX FORMS
a. This is what I know about the requirement to file these forms to
the IRS if you have a Fideicomiso or Mexican Trust when you own
property in Mexico. When this issue first came up last year I
with our CPA who then called the IRS. From what he said it is a
requirement that these forms be filed and should have been filed for
the prior three years.
The trouble is that he never could get a straight answer out of
with the IRS. We went ahead and filed for the years of 06, 07, and
08. He wrote a cover letter saying it was understood that there
wouldn't be a penalty if the forms were filed first by the 15th of
September and then by the 15th of October. Because he sent a
of expenses and showed no income the IRS thought this was rental
property down there and assigned us a tax ID number. He tried though
various phone calls to the IRS to let them know that this property
a vacation home and had never generated any income. We started
getting lots of mail from the IRS stating our forms were incomplete
I gave our CPA a power of attorney to deal with the matter. They
suppose to get back to him last December but never did. In the
meantime he quit his practice and so we had to get another tax man.
He again checked with the IRS and this is a requirement but no one
working there seems to know too much about it. On the 12th we filed
the necessary forms and we are just waiting to hear from the IRS in
regard to this as I am sure we will. Our tax man said that the fine
was 10% of the value of the property but I am sure that if he called
someone else he would get a different answer. Cheryl, please post
answers to this topic on the BPE to see what others have done.
b. Regarding questions
about forms 3520 and
3520A, reporting fideicomisos (FC) to the IRS.The IRS has always
required that foreign bank/Investment accounts, corporations, and
trusts (FCs) be reported annually. There is a place to check off
information on the IRS Form 1040 tax form. In the past, some IRS
agents have told inquirerers that if FCs generate no income they do
not have to be reported. Income or not, congress and the IRS
commissioner decided last year that informational returns must be
filed. We can hope they come to their senses and change their mind.
However, for those who had never reported their offshore FCs, bank
accounts or corporations, an amnesty period for reporting without
penalty was extended to October 15, 2009, Tax accountants/lawyers
used scare tactics to drum up business at upwards of $300 for the
initial phone conversation, and up to a total of $1200 for filing
two forms. The IRS will accept downloaded forms filled out to the
ability of the FC holder. If you did not file before the amnesty
deadline, you might want to talk to an IRS agent, accountant/lawyer,
or take your chances as many property owners have done and not file.
This past summer, the US and Mexico signed a bank information
agreement. From what I gather, the IRS now has information on all
and their owners. Whether they pursue fines for previous non-filers
who did not file during the amnesty period only time will tell.
Hopefully they will not, but as in most cases, ignorance of the law
is usually not an acceptable defense. TS
a. Can anyone tell me if Otay Mesa Mexican Customs are open for
inspections (i.e. to inspect a 12’ trailer full of stuff) on
Saturdays. Please Email me at
b. Does anyone know a good store in La Paz or Cabo San Lucas, where
can buy a 3 meter by 5 meter rug?. John Ford: 044 -- 624 -- 155 --
c. Was looking for a diesel truck mechanic, preferably located in La
Had an issue with power going up ( arriba), feels like it has gotten
changed the fuel filter , fuel pump was a thought but had the Ford
dealership leaning more towards fuel injection and perhaps the
Don't really like the protocol at the dealership and would like to
know what others had for options or with any similar issues with a
F-250, 7.3l diesel.
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
a. The PROFECO office in La Paz have staff that can help those that
do not speak Spanish.
b. Just wanted to respond to the 3/11 posting regarding my
with Mexicana flight charge. When I visited the Mexicana website to
make my reservation I got all the way through to the purchase area
could not get the confirmation I was looking for. I tried it again
and the same thing happened. So I called the phone number on the
website and checked with a person. The phone representative could
that there were two attempts on my Credit Card to purchase tickets
through Mexicana, but they were pending purchases. Together we
reviewed what I had entered for credit card information and sure
enough, I had transposed a number in the expiration date area. I
entered the information correctly and "Voila!" the reservation was
complete and there was only one charge my account, confirmed by the
person I had on the phone. I just returned from Mexico and my credit
card bill was here. There was only one charge on my account. Hope
this helps. Patti Dowden
AIRPORT: 1.Date 2. To or From 3. Time: arrival
or leave by 4.#people&bags 5.contact info
Let me know if you get a ride so I can remove your notice.
Mar. 16, Tue.,LB to SJD, two people, 3 bags, leave by 10:00,
Mar 16 SJD to LB 1+1 Arrive 12:15pm will share Homar’s
Mar 23, Tuesday. SJD to LB. arrives 3:30, 1 person +1 bag
Mar 24, Wed. SJD to LB for 1+1 bag arriving 11:30
or cell 624-137-1944
Mar 24 - LB to SJD - need to leave by 10 AM - 1 person, 1-2 bags.
Mar 24 Wed, LB to SJD be at airport by 9:30 am, 1+ 2 small bags,
Mar 26.Fri SJD to LB Hotel Palmas. Arriving 1:15 2people+2bags.
Mar 28 Sun, LB to SJD at 3pm, 2 +3 bags, in 6-person van
Mar 30, Tuesday, LB to SJD must leave by 9:30 , 1 person + 1 bag
Mar 30 LB to SJD be at airport by 9:45 am 1 person 1 bag.
or 142 8002
Mar 30, LB to SJD, leave LB @ 3:45a.m., 2 people, 3 bags,
Apr 1, Thursday, LB, to SJD, West Jet, leave LB by 1pm, 2+ 2
Apr11 SJD to LB, Arrive at 4:20PM. 2+ 3 Bags. Will share Homar’s
Apr 13, Tue SJD to LB Arive 2:45pm 2 bags
Apr 18 LB to SJD Leave by 1:45PM. 2+ 3 Bags. Will share
Homar’s taxi. firstname.lastname@example.org
RIDES FOR PEOPLE, STUFF and CARAVANS
WANTED (Repeats no sooner than one week)
a. Wanted: Low hour good condition 50-60 H.P. Outborad Motor Must be
electric start and can be hooked to steering. 624-124-8121 or cell:
b. I am looking to buy a small pickup truck. Reliability is the most
important. Does not matter what it looks like. I found one in Las
Barriles for 2,500 American cocos. If you can match or beat this
price, I want to talk to you!!
Thanks, Sarah LaRock
c. I need a used satelite internet system please call Eddy 612
348-9793 or send e-mail to
d. Air Rifle with scope! 141-0232 answer machine!
NOT WANTED (Repeats no sooner than one week)
a. 20ft Fiberform, 175 HP Johnson. Great price for a good fishing
machine. Peter 142 8058, or 775 303 2009.
b. Klamath Alaskan 16’ aluminum boat, console, remote steering,
swivel seats, bearing buddies, icom VHF, new bimini top, Johnson 35
horse 2 cycle outboard. With trailer. Needs work but retrievable.
make an excellent boat. 1500 clams.142-8087
c. 1987 gradywhite 18.5 center console boat for sale . 150 johnston
outboard . 6000.00 . Rick 619-508-2272
Smokey’s Grill & Cantina
invites one and all to our St. Patrick’s
Day Shindig next Wednesday, March 17th! We’ve got lots of goings on
. . . . First off, appearing throughout the day on the main stage,
the way from Monterrey, Los Leprechaunos will be performing their
gymnastics and magic show, entitled “El Puesto del Arcoiris” (At the
End of the Rainbow). Definitely a must see there!
Also appearing, the incomparable Skeleton
Key! Join us and dance the
night away . . . the band hits Smokey’s Stage at 7:30 so don’t be
late. As usual, no cover charge.
Next, come participate in our Crazy Tie
Contest (men and women alike).
There are no rules other than come wearing a crazy tie. Make them
of any material you can think of. Prizes will be awarded for
creativity by a panel of appointed judges during the Skeleton Key
concert. Each and every tie will receive one free cerveza just for
Finally, regarding the fare . . . . . .
back by popular demand, we’ll
once again offer our home-style Mulligan Stew, a delicious blend of
lean meats and fresh veggies, all simmered together in a dark beer
broth! Come enjoy a bowl of delicious Mulligan Stew served with
garden salad and hot bread at a cost of $7.50 US (served from 11:00
a.m. to 10:00 p.m.).
And if Irish Eyes are really smilin’ on
you, we’ve got ice cold Black
Castles on special all day at a cost of $5! A variation of a Black
Tan, the Black Castle consists of Newcastle Brown Ale topped with
Guinness Draught. Odds are, you can only get a Black Castle at one
place in all of Baja and that place is Smokey’s Grill & Cantina! So
come put a little Irish in ya! Green Modelo Drafts also available on
Please come park you backside at Smokey’s
for a wee bit and help us
celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!
Adios, God Bless America, and Viva Mexico,
Smokedogg and Princess Leiahumadora
b. TIO PABLO'S 19TH ANNUAL ST.
PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION -- THIS WEDNESDAY!
MASSIVE CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNER, served after 5 PM, includes
Irish potatoes, salad bar, and special surprise treat from
Bakery and Chocolate Company $9.95
AND INTRODUCING...TIO'S BUCKETS O' BEER, any combo of Pacifico,
Corona, Bud, Tecate, Tecate Lite, or Dos XX delivered to you in a
bucket of ice, 4 bottles $88 pesos, 6 bottles $120, 8 bottles $144
(All drinks, including buckets, are always HALF PRICE from 3-6 PM.)
FREE GREEN TEQUILA SHOOTERS!
No reservations necessary. All other menu items available.
BAJABIZ - You may repeat your ad every TWO
weeks. Please, no sooner
a. I got the solution to fix the problem of the People with problems
with Windows 7, we have high performance Operative Systems (30%
faster and stable), if you want, we can arrange a special deal for
the people with the same issue.
You do not need to buy another Operative system.
We been installing our software to hundreds of satisfied customers
with 100% successful service.
If you need a demonstration, let me know, no charge.
b. East Cape Tackle in the Plaza is offering the following
Monday : 10% off Bait and Tackle
Tuesday: 10% off Rods & Reels
Wednesday: 10% off Tackle
Thursday: 10% off T-Shirts
Friday: 10% Tackle
Saturday: 10% off all repair Services
We are here to serve all our customer’s better, whatever you need we
can get it for you, so you have a Great Fishing Trip!
Remember to take a picture of what your catch and send to us so we
post it for all to see
REAL ESTATE - You may repeat your ad every TWO
weeks. Please, no sooner.
All ads are subject to editing. 50 words or less...that's about 10
words per linex5lines
a. Oops! Wrong space number on previous ad.
Costa Brava beachfront Palapa in Los Barriles -- the only one
currently available! Landlord will provide 10-year lease to new
owner(s). Please come visit with us at #40. Will be here until mid