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🌅 The Ventana View - 31 agosto 2022

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FYI - Questions - Help
What’s Happening in La Ventana? Let us know if you have something to share or questions for the community.
  • Ventana View Announcement: Expect the next delivery in two weeks, Sept 14. Also, it’s not too soon to start posting about ride-shares, caravans and travel requests in the Travel Board.
  • Can someone please tell me how to set up water delivery to our casita at El Sargento? Ie who / how to contact and/or how the system works? Thank you.
  • Saturday Sept 3 at Plaza del Teso from 7-10. Artisans and food Vendors of all types Will be having their biweekly Mercado de Artesanos. Join us for music, games, and laughs! See you there! Stop by the Plaza &/or talk to Osai if you would like to be involved. All are welcome.
All Things Reptile - The Baja California Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus zosteromus) is a fast, cautious and semi-large reptile widespread across Baja California Sur. These interesting spiny lizards are closely related to the very common Western Fence Lizards that I have been catching for many years in my hometown of Bend, Oregon. 
Baja California Spiny Lizards are some of the larger members of the Spiny Lizard family and, in my experience, some of the hardest to catch, as they never stray too far from cover. As diurnal reptiles, they spend the day out and about and the night sleeping (like me) compared to geckos, which are just waking up at sunset (like my brother). 
Baja California Spiny Lizards are most prominent in the summer, spring and fall. However, they are sometimes out in the winter on warm days, especially young lizards like the one in the photo. 
Although the diet of these specific lizards is relatively unknown, I have witnessed a large adult hanging around a cow patty and gorging on the attracted flies, and another individual with a beetle in its mouth. The most common place to see these lizards is typically sunning on rocks or brush in the morning before the heat of the day or just foraging in their habitat, which is shrubby flats to rocky hills. 
If you want to talk or walk reptiles, email And check out the new All Things Reptile page on the website, an archive of all of the reptile stories posted in the newsletter.
Community Action
Neighborhood Security Meeting - September 4 at 6pm in the afternoon, in el Parque de la Ventana (across rom Playa Central). We will have a neighborhood meeting. The goal is to work on how the people who live here can help the authority to reduce thefts, (normally in September and October burglaries increase). Everyone welcome, please bring your chair. Javier
No Más Basura - On Thursday the 8th of September we resume our Recycling collection from 8-10am. Same Location, west side of El Palmar. We are in need of the bigger yoghurt containers for a upcoming project. If you have some please drop them off at recycling day. Also, please make note of the next Recycling Day on September 22nd.
Please be part of the change by helping and supporting this Clean up Event. Your NMB team
La Ventana Community Ambulance - It is with great sadness that I need to inform the community of the loss of Gustavo Prieto Mtz (Lupita’s husband). He passed away around 1:50am on Sunday August 21st. He suffered a heart attack, and Lupita did everything she could to try to save his life, but it’s been impossible without an ambulance. Lupita has been without an ambulance for about 4 months now, because she is not getting the help needed to pay for the ambulance repairs again. She is exhausted with this battle. This is such a tragedy, that she has been here for all of us for so many years, helping people in the community and from all over the world by attending them when needed and saving so many lives, but this time sadly she wasn’t able to save her own husband’s life, because she hasn’t been able to afford to get the ambulance fixed, which would have enabled her to take him to the hospital for the treatment that could have potentially saved his life. She has reached out to those who should have the power to help her in this town, but to no avail. This is truly a tragedy, and it is heartbreaking to know what just happened.
Lupita had asked me two days prior to this event to write up a notice to put on the next weekly Ventana View Newsletter and also on the local FB page, to let everyone know in the community that she felt really bad about the fact that she was not able to attend emergencies at this time here in town, due to the fact that she did not have a functioning ambulance anymore, and so to let people know to call 911 in case of emergency, but that also they could still contact her, and that she would then coordinate for an ambulance from outside (Los Planes or La Paz, etc…). And very sadly, two days later, it turned out that she needed an ambulance here in town to save her own husband’s life. So tragic what just happened.
May Lupita find a way to get the help she needs to be able to run the ambulance services here in town again, so that this kind of tragedy doesn’t happen to your family or your loved ones. 
I would like to ask to anyone who has the power to help her with this, to please step up now, and help her. This community is growing fast, and it really needs to keep an ambulance service here locally. Let’s not let this tragedy go in vain, and let’s do the right thing by helping our dear and dedicated Lupita for her to be able to continue offering this crucial service for all of us.
Some people have reached out to me in the last couple days, who would like to help. I will be sitting down with Lupita once she feels better and is ready to discuss about this, to see what she needs to make it possible for her to continue offering her service. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or would like to help with this cause, please contact me at: and hopefully we can find a solution to keep Lupita and her paramedic team to continue offering this crucial service here in town.
Events & Activities
Ongoing Weekly
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Health & Wellness
The complete calendar of yoga and other wellness classes and retreats is featured on the Health & Wellness page.
Meditation with Meredith - Learn how to be more relaxed, calm, and peaceful with a regular meditation practice. You can learn privately or join one of my group classes online or at my home (during the season). Private Spiritual Coaching also available - using Buddhist wisdom teachings and practices to be happier and live more peacefully. Cell: +1-858-353-9630. Web:
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:
Palapas Ventana - Are you in town and want to join a spearfishing day trip on a licensed, local & legit boat? Join us for a special end of summer promotion! September 3-19 join a spearfishing panga for $114 USD/person. Dive from 7AM - 3PM with experienced bilingual captains, including lunch & water on a covered boat, while hitting all of the best dive spots in our local area. Contact our office today!
Dive season is going strong through September! We are Licensed, Local & Legit! With 20 years of guide experience, our private covered boats, experienced multilingual guides and on-board lunch curated by our restaurant, El Anzuelo, make our dive experience the #bestofbaja - Certification offered too! +1-310-594-DIVE, whatsapp: +52 1 612 111 9188 or
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 all listings! New this week:
  • Lost Kayak Spectra DUO Color Yellow (Frank Ibarra)
  • 2008 Komfort Trvl Trailer - 24ft w slide (Boris)
  • 6'x12’ Enclosed Trailer (Matthew Carroll)
  • Baldwin Hamilton Upright Piano (Jan)
  • 1999 Jeep Cherokee (nancy)
  • Do you know Fernando the roof sealer (Charlie)
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
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New Travelshares
  • Southbound Sep 2022: Ride for Stuff. I have two Wing Boards, 5'10" and 6’, both in travel bags that need a ride to La Ventana by November from Colorado. Will… (Dave Moore)
  • Southbound Oct 2022: Caravan. Crossing through Mexicali october 2 headed to la ventana Hoping to caravan Evan (evan louis)
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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