Thank you for all the compliments on our incredible Bomberos Fall issue cover by the talented Kate Turning! You can help support the Bomberos de Todos Santos by making a donation and/or buying a t-shirt or coffee mug at Nomad Chic or El Tecolote Bookstore in Todos Santos. Como El Sol in Pescadero takes donations for the Pescadero Bomberos. Please support these brave groups.
This issue’s Holiday cover is by artist Anne Hebebrand. You can read more about Anne and see details of her recent works in this issue.
Looking for a way to brighten a child’s holiday season? The Kilómetro del Juguete toy drive was started five years ago by Ivonne Benítez of Hablando Mexicano. Every year they have delivered presents to the children and teenagers of the nearby Melitón Albáñez farming community on January 6—Día de Reyes. In this issue, Ivonne shares how you can donate toys, cash, and/or help wrap and distribute the gifts.
Bryan Jáuregui, Todos Santos Eco-Adventures, tells of the dedication of Don Santiago and Doña Matilda of Las Pacas, to protect the fragile ocean environment and their important work with scientists and college institutions. Photographer Sandra Muñoz visited Las Pacas and shared her photographs with us.
Restaurante Tre Galline has opened in their beautiful new location on calle Juarez in Todos Santos!
Galería Enrique Guerrero, on the otro lado, will be showing new works “La Naturaleza de los Símbolos” by Jorge Blue Motorrs, December 7 through January 20.
Galería Logan is having an Art and Jazz Opening December 13. Stop in to see new works by Jill Logan, Lee Mothes, and Linda Lenz.
Artist Oliver Martinez’s works “Windows of Baja California Sur” will open at the Museo de Arte in La Paz on December 15. His works will be displayed there through April.
The Festival del Arte Todos Santos and The Artists of Todos Santos Open Studio Tour take place in early February. Both events showcase the many talented artists of Todos Santos and the surrounding area.
Live theater returns to Todos Santos, with “The Kitchen Witches.” Learn more about the play and upcoming performances in our article.
The Todos Santos Writers Workshop is February 4 through 10, with a public reading by author Michelle Wildgen; and The 13th Annual “Writing Down The Baja” writers retreat will be held mid-February—look for articles on both inside this issue.
Adornos Studio, also in Las Tunas, features artisan made clothing, ceramics, lighting, furniture, art, and jewelry.
Mexico Gourmet / The Third Wave Coffee has moved to a new location in Las Tunas. They still have great mezcales, wines, and serve fresh coffee, waffles, sandwiches, and toast.
Allende Books, in La Paz, is open for another successful season! Every Saturday they host an acoustic open mic “Unplugged in the Yard” in their courtyard. Besides their vast selection of adult and children’s books, you will find maps, travel guides, and language study books. You can also purchase t-shirts supporting the Pro-Paramedic group.
In addition to fresh breads, Madre Santa Bakery has delicious cakes, pies, and now chickpea pastas.
We’d like to welcome some of our new advertisers this season—property manager Amy Rex and Galta Real Estate in Todos Santos; Ronival Real Estate in Todos Santos and Los Cabos; Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Todos Santos and Loreto; Pintu Sayer’s Todos Santos location; and Ballyhoo Fishing Tackle in Todos Santos.
All of us at Journal del Pacifico wish you a peaceful holiday time. We’ll see you in 2024 with our Winter issue. The deadline is January 10, 2024.