ūüĆÖ The Ventana View - 23 marzo 2022



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What’s Happening in La Ventana? Let us know if you have something to share or questions for the community.
  • Sandie Secrist is having a Celebration of Life for Jim on Wednesday, March 23rd at 7pm on the patio of Palapas Ventana. All our dear friends and acquaintances who were a part of Jim‚Äôs life are invited and please pass the word to others that might like to attend. luvbaja@gmail.com
  • Piano Concerts on Sunday‚Äôs,12:30 PM. Take a scenic Sunday drive to historic El Triunfo BCS and sample best pastries in the world - for those who are not afraid to fall into the vice. Because you will eat and eat and eat till you pop! New location: Margery‚Äôs Victorian Style Tea Room at Bar-Restaurant El Minero, 2nd floor. Admission: 15us. Reservations:¬†eventsbaja@gmail.com
  • Wondering if anyone is flying SJD to YVR May 22 with West Jet# 2061¬†that could accompany a 20 year old. Briny is a El Sargento resident , first time traveller whose mom doesn‚Äôt want her travelling alone. Shes coming to Whistler for the summer to improve her English! Muchisimas gracias carolynrodger8@gmail.com
  • ¬†If you need a house sitter for the summer season, keep on reading. Trusted girl, non drinker or smoker is gonna stay here during the summer and work for real estate company. Have no pets. If you have a nice house with AC, she will be more than happy to take care of your baby. s.trilikauskaite@gmail.com¬†Whatsapp:¬†+37061078315. Reference from other people is possible to show, also Resume if needed.
  • My husband and I are moving to the East Cape area from Seattle in October and are looking for a house sitting opportunity or 1-2 bedroom rental for at least 6 months, perhaps 12. We love the entire area and are looking for the right place to unplug, explore, and figure out what is next. gabriellaeastman16@gmail.com. Thank you.¬†
  • Attention Jet Ski drivers coming from South Beach to the jetty beach at Humbertos- its just a matter of time until you kill a snorkeler- Please go wider- There is no reason you need to stay close to shore - Please stay outside the mooring in front of Palapas Ventana - Its just a matter of time before something really bad happens - Jetskis do not need to be cruising close to shore where snorkelers are - Please stay farther offshore - Be a smart safe boater and use some maritime common sense please. Thanks for keeping La Ventana safe for all ocean users. tim@palapasventana.com
All Things Reptile - (by Chance Stevens) - On the 15th of March, as we were driving home from Hot Springs Beach, I saw what looked like a large shadow stretching across the road. But wait, there was nothing casting the shadow and it was 12:30pm, a time when the sun is high and there are few shadows. How could this be possible? Well, that is a bit of a trick question. If you know what my columns are about, you can probably guess the answer.
Cape Gopher Snakes (Pituophis vertebralis) are beautiful, big and, in my experience, friendly serpents. They are completely harmless, though they can hiss and shake their tail when threatened, which can be intimidating. 
Their coloration is striking. Starting at the head, they have orange-ish bands that fade to black at the tail. The picture below will help to identify them. Gopher snakes can get quite large; the individual in the photo is an impressive 5 feet in length.
As for their diet, they will eat rodents, birds, bird eggs and sometimes even lizards, but I think they prefer rodents. This makes them great for pest control! If you see one of these awesome snakes near your house, I’d say let it stay, as they are harmless. Around here, they are active year round and, interestingly, will be out during the day in both winter and spring, and at night in the summer and fall.
If you want to talk or walk reptiles, email ChanceStevens123@icloud.com. And check out the new All Things Reptile page on the website, an archive of all of the reptile stories posted in the newsletter.ÔĽŅ
MasViento Wind Forecast - (Today: Sunny. North wind 20-24 mph) We have Mas Swag! After quickly selling out of the first batch of MasViento caps (before they officially went on sale), our incredible friends Ken and Donna Freed have come through again to help benefit No Mas Basura and have created these amazing t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and hoodies. Donna will be at the next 2 No Mas Basura recycle days 8-10 AM…3/24, and 3/31 (located just west upslope from the Thursday Farmers Market) with a great selection (no pre-sales this time) of sizes and colors…caps too! We even have some womens’ t-shirts. They are all excellent quality and only 200 pesos for caps and short sleeve t-shirts, 300 pesos for long sleeve t-shirts, and 400 pesos for hoodies. All profits go to No Mas Basura Thank you! Wes - daily forecasts: MasViento.
Farmers Market - The market is on! Every Thursday, located on the main road, Corredor Isla Cerralvo, just a few blocks north of Club Cerralvo.
Tango Azul Pickleball Resort - Update: Hello Pickleball Enthusiasts! We are excited to report that 40% of the available memberships in Tango Azul Pickleball Resort have sold in just over 3 weeks! Do you or does someone in your family love to play pickleball? Consider these benefits of joining:
  1. Playing Pickleball at a new State of the Art facility with courts that exceed USAPA court design specs (aka big).
  2. Receiving an Amazing Value with a Transferable Membership for a one-time fee of 3300US with no additional costs (unlimited play for 330/year or the cost of two paddles or less than a wing or kite foil setup.)
  3. Members can reserve courts.
  4. Members receive discounts on round robins, tournaments and merchandise and receive complimentary guest passes
  5. Building a great community asset that enhances social interaction and the level of play for everyone.
We commit to making the facility open to locals who are interested in pickleball. We hope to work with the schools to offer pickleball as a recreation option for the students. We want to include everyone in the local community who is interested in pickleball.
Our effort is 100% ‚Äúgrassroots.‚ÄĚ If you are experienced in marketing or fundraising and would like to be part of our team, we welcome your help! Read all of the details here: Tango Azul Pickleball Resort. To reserve your membership or for more information, email: tangoazulpickleball@gmail.com . Thank you to everyone who has joined!
Community Action
Baja Pet Rescue - will be hosting a meet and greet for our adoptable dogs tomorrow, March 24th at the house next to the farmers market. Stop by and meet our pack and cuddle some puppies! bajapetrescue@gmail.com
No M√°s Basura - Recycling Day tomorrow, Thursday 24th 8 - 10am.
We are looking for a few more volunteers during Semana Santa week. Come by and find out how you can be part of it. Your NMB team Nomasbasuralv@gmail.com 
Save Hot Springs Beach - It appears that the development of Hot Springs Beach is going forward without protecting public access and use of the public beach. The developer has applied for a business concession in the public Federal Zone. This type of permit usually ends up excluding reasonable public parking for beach access. To ensure that vehicle public access is continued a community group has begun a petition drive.
There is a petition being circulated to give citizens and foreigners an opportunity to ensure that the public will always have access to this beach area. Foreigners are allowed to sign petitions in Mexico as long as there are no political objectives, which in this case there are none. If you would like support asking the government not to permit this concession sign the petition online. Or in La Ventana, go to the Round House Restaurant (just north of the main campground) during business hours and ask to sign the petition. 
The La Ventana community is organizing and beginning to create dialogue directly with the government agencies that issue permits for this development. A community effort to voice concerns and to ensure that the permits include conditions that protect public use and access to these public resources are needed now. ruben.sanchez74@yahoo.com
Events & Activities
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Health & Wellness
The complete calendar of yoga and other wellness classes and retreats is featured on the Health & Wellness page. Announcements:
Clara Mills - Stiff Joints and Tight Muscles? Aches and Pains? Visit my Movement Class. 6pm Tuesday 200MXN (Discount if you walk to class). Brisa del Mar RV Park (1 km up the hill from Playa Acceso #9). Join us for a 1-hour low impact mobility class and yoga. A mental and physical form of exercise for flexibility, mobility, & balance. Great for beginners, all are welcome. Contact me with any questions. Clara.mills@rocketmail.com
Eat & Drink
Check out the most comprehensive list of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars, with maps to help you discover them all.
The Ventana View Business Directory has over 150 listings for local businesses and services. What can you find in the directory? See all of the categories. Announcements:
Javi’s Service - For Sale/Service/Repair American washers and dryers, refrigerators. Delivery and set up. Includes warranty. English spoken. Also service air conditioning for home and auto. Javier WhatsApp 612-868-3070.
The Ventana View Classifieds is your 24/7 lost & found and swap meet. Post your own available/wanted or lost/found, and it shows up on the site immediately, will stay up for two weeks. Go here now to see it in action and learn how it works! New listings this week:
  • Iphone 12mini at LaTuna 3/22 (Molly)
  • Key FOB for RAM Truck (Tim)
  • Black hat (Karen)
  • Carbon foil (Otto)
  • Suncloud sunglasses (Molly)
  • 4m wing (Joel Olney)
  • RV water heater (Vincent)
  • Use ping-pong tape (Rod)
  • Wing board (David pennington)
  • Golf bag or kite bag / backpack (Janie)
  • 20" windsurfing harness lines (Chris Bradley)
  • Armstrong wing foil (Corky)
Real Estate & Rentals
The self-service Real Estate & Rentals section is where you manage your own rental and real estate listings. Add photos, and edit your listing as you like. Learn more and submit your listing here.
Ride Sharing & Travel
The Ventana View Travel Board is where you coordinate with other travelers.
  • Need a ride¬†to or from the Airport? Want to share a shuttle?
  • Looking to Caravan¬†up and down the Baja peninsula?
  • Need transport¬†for you or your stuff to or from La Ventana?
  • Or can you offer¬†a ride for people or stuff?
New Rideshares
New Travelshares
  • Southbound Mar 2022:¬†Ride for Stuff.¬†Paddleboard needs to get to LV from Denver or the surrounding area. I might even be able to get it as far as Calif. Will‚Ķ (Roxie)
  • Northbound Mar 2022:¬†Ride for Stuff.¬†I‚Äôm looking to get some fishing tackle from La Ventana to Nor Cal, Bay area, Sacramento, Stockton. I will meet you where‚Ķ (Ken Thomas)
In Case of Emergency
Bookmark the In Case of Emergency page. Numbers to call and how to call them if you need help. We depend on the entire community to help keep this often changing information up to date. Email us with feedback, suggestions, corrections.
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