Monthly Archives: October 2009

El Calendario de Todos Santos – November 2009 Issue Online

Just a quick note to let you know that the new issue of El Calendario de Todos Santos is now available for viewing online at:

The printed version will be on the streets in Todos Santos late on November 2. This issue’s art is by N.E. Hayles and the cover is beautiful – enjoy!

El Calendario de Todos Santos News Events Magazine Baja Mexico


Hurricane Rick and Todos Santos

Not to jinx our continuing good luck this tropical storm season, but it appears that Todos Santos will once again miss the brunt of the storm. Saturday and Sunday were scary, watching Rick gain strength and projections had him making landfall slightly north of Todos Santos, then in Todos Santos and then south at Cabo San Lucas. Today Rick is projected to go south of Cabo and weaken to tropical storm  strength by then. Hopefully he will continue to head further south and spare Baja Sur all but the rain. For more hurricane info, check and

Speaking of rain, it’s been difficult to know when and where it has rained. The downpours have been very localized. Yesterday I was in Pescadero (7 miles south of Todos Santos) watching football and it stormed for nearly 1 hour. Satellite TV signals were lost but power stayed on. 7 miles north in Todos Santos, it hardly sprinkled at all. Today I drove to Cabo and from Art & Beer to Cabo San Lucas, it rained. Again, nearly not a drop in Todos Santos.

But fear not, it’s been a good rainy season. We have had our share. The roads are full of ruts to prove it!!!

Tropical Storm Patricia and Todos Santos

It rained yesterday, Oct 12, Columbus Day for you all but Dia de la Raza here in Mexico and Dia del Pilar here in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico. It was a very constant soaking rain. We have had a fair amount of rain this summer and thankfully avoided the brunt of tropical storms. The desert is green and the dirt roads in Todos Santos are severely rutted.

TS Patricia is heading for Cabo San Lucas at this moment. She is weakening quickly and forecast to make a hard turn to the west. 6:46 pm local time and we barely have a breeze and skies are mostly clear, maybe 30% clouds. It’s going to be a beautiful sunset.

The Mexican radar for our area shows Patricia to be strangely lacking in moisture. It’s hard to say if we will get anymore rain from this storm or not. And although the ocean is still very warm, this could be the end of our hurricane season. We have had cooler, dryer air off and on for a few days. This might be the end of the summertime blues. We can only hope.

Festival Patronales – Pilar Festival, Todos Santos Baja Mexico

This week the town of Todos Santos celebrates the day of its patron saint, Pilar. This is a yearly celebration held in the center of town over the course of several days. This year the dates are Oct 8 – 12. Festivities include performances, singing, dancing and music in the plaza as well as the coronation of the festival queen by the governor of Baja California Sur. There are also fishing tourneys, horse races and off road events. A lot of beer goes down a lot of throats and kilos upon kilos of carne asada is consumed. A midway is setup and there are rides and games for kids of all ages.

When the fun is all over, I’ll try to post some photos.

More Upcoming Event Info in the Todos Santos Baja Area

Fri Oct 30, 2009 5 pm – until?
Halloween Party, kids first and then adults
Location: Sandbar in Pescadero
Benefits the new Escuela Pacifica non-profit school. The fun starts at 5pm for the kiddies with food, games, a haunted house and costume parade. At 7:30 the live reggae music starts and so will the adult costume contest. Helen is serving her fabulous Mole and Veggie chili, with homemade cornbread, salads and desserts. Cover at door includes food.

Saturday, November 28, 2009, 11am – 3 pm
The Palapa Society’s 3rd Annual Tianguis (yard Sale) at The Palapa Center, Calle Obregon. All proceeds fund the BECA (school scholarship) Program. To donate items, be an event volunteer or more information call The Palapa Center at 145-0299.

Saturday, January 2, 2010, 9am
2nd Annual Romex Todos Santos 5K walk/run. Registration 7:30 am in the Plaza Marquez de Leon. Run starts 9 am. All proceeds to the Palapa Society Chino project. For more information contact:

January 30 – February 6, 2010
XIII Festival del Arte Todos Santos

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 10 am – 3 pm
The Palapa Society’s 16 Annual Historic House Tour. Registration at The Centro Cultural. Please contact us if you would like to be an event volunteer or for more information, 145-0299.

March 1 – 14, 2010
7th Annual Festival de Cine de Todos Santos. The festival will open in La Paz March 1-3, Todos Santos March 4-7, and San José del Cabo March 12-14. Good films, stars and fun!

I will add more info and events as I become aware of them.