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  1. Thank you for posting this information. I hope the community will come together and help Doris find homes for all the animals - perhaps some of the other shelters can take a few - but it will take work to find homes for that many animals as I assume the immediate goal is to close the shelter as soon as the animals can be placed in good homes. When I was lakeside, I took pictures of the dogs and the cats at Anita's that were available for adoption - and they were posted on the web - So that is one thing that some in the community can pitch in and do now - as the pictures did help increase the adoption rate - and that is something that is needed. Hopefully Doris will be able to put together some sort of volunteer infrastructure for activities like this. Also - the transition team renamed the shelter - I assume the name will revert back to what it was as it wasn't a legal rename - and they created a new website with this new name (which I assume they will delete - and turn over paypal funds collected to Doris) and I assume and hope that the old website can be put back on line - a great place to show the pictures of dogs needing placement. Again, Hopefully Doris will be able to put together some sort of volunteer infrastructure for activities like this. So sad to see this happen - but I assume the dogs and cats are still in good health - the workers there always care about them - wish I was there to help.
  2. I am utterly speechless. The havoc that you have created - shamful is the only word that comes to my mind. Also -Assume a published accounting of the funds you collected for the shelter and how and to whom they were disbursed will be turned over to the person that now has power of attorney.
  3. It is not as simple as duplicating her game plan - These animals are at Anita's home - perhaps better said is: it is time for someone to purchase the property and continue the shelter - PS has anyone ever clarified what the transition team is transitioning from and to - that is, I thought Anita wanted to sell HER property - so is the transition team trying to find a buyer? or are they buying it?
  4. What on earth are you talking about? Euthanizing all the animals? Makes me wonder what legal authority the transition team has to even consider such an action.
  5. And do agree on the need to take pictures - however, the ability to take a good picture of a dog/cat is more important than the quality of the camera. hopefully the transition team did get the history of the long timers when they decided to take over - that is - in the transition to the transition team. As I recall when I took pictures there, some were Anita's pets and not for adoption, and a few were just old timers that had been around for ages. I would guess that her pets - assuming there still were some - are now to be moved to the general adoptable population. And- the ability to take interesting pictures of the animals - cats and dogs is important - and does take some skill. What no one wants to see is top down pictures of the of the top of the cat or dog's head - which some first timers tend to do.
  6. Agree with Justathought - please don't pass on fake news - mexico libel laws are tough - and many of us are tired of hiring unsubstantiated negative comments about the shelter- such as - " But without pictures or information, Anitas Animals are the last to be taken as we all know they are not being advertised or very well cared for." unless of course the transition team has decided not to feed them or take care of them - and I would assume that is not true either.
  7. the problem appears to be a typo in the embedded link - (when you enter a link, you enter 2 parts - the text (which is fine above) and the actual link - (which has a typo - weekly) This link works: http://lakesidevillagerescue.weebly.com/
  8. I didn't purchase any fish at the ensenada market - as the day we were there, it didn't look like the fish was iced very well - and yes, ensenada is closer to the ocean - so a bunch of things come into play - plus guadalajara probably serves a much larger market - so more fish
  9. If you liked the fish market in ensenada, you may really like the fish market in Guadalajara - maybe twice as large (at least that is what my memory says). Every once in awhile some group has a trip to the Guadalajara Fish Market - I think I went on one of Wendy's ACA's trips - I couldn't believe the amount of shrimp for sale - it was huge. Visited the Ensenada fish market late last year.
  10. The distance between the two cities is about 40 miles - so I think you can assume since both are on the ocean, the climate would be the same. As for air conditioning - most of the folks in rosarito typically don't have air conditioning - same for ensenada. ( And it is not that hot). CFE DAC rates are in place there - just like at lakeside. A problem is the cold - much colder in winter than lakeside. If you want more information about the area, you might try facebook groups. That area uses facebook primarily - and there is no informative webboards. For your questions about the Rosarito/Ensenada area, try facebook find it here baja norte - as there is a friendly group of people on that board from Rosarito and Ensenada. As for Rosaritio - and your friends not liking it - Rosarito is a border town - great party town if that is what you are into. It is 50 km long - and many us residents are part time in the condo's that line the shore. From my experience, a number of people that like rosarito have San Diego relationships - as there really isn't much of an expat infrastructure like at Lakeside. If you want a more true mexican experience, Ensenada would provide that. A problem with living there is that you may or may not have quick access to the border - depends on the road condition. Right now it is fixed - but the road does have problems - so if it gives out again - you could easily end up with a 3 hour drive to the border again. One ensenada area restaurant (in Valle de Guadalupe) has one that made the top 10 list - here is another article - http://www.winemag.com/February-2014/10-Best-Wine-Travel-Destinations-2014/index.php/slide/Valle-de-Guadalupe-Baja-California--Mexico/cparticle/3 As for Rosarito, I wasn't impressed - and neither were chapala friends that moved their shortly before I did - we have both since left. For more info - https://www.facebook.com/groups/474150309297162/
  11. The distance between the two cities is about 40 miles - so I think you can assume since both are on the ocean, the climate would be the same. As for air conditioning - most of the folks in rosarito typically don't have air conditioning - same for ensenada. ( And it is not that hot). CFE DAC rates are in place there - just like at lakeside. A problem is the cold - much colder in winter than lakeside. If you want more information about the area, you might try facebook groups. That area uses facebook primarily - and there is no informative webboards. For your questions about the Rosarito/Ensenada area, try facebook find it here baja norte - as there is a friendly group of people on that board from Rosarito and Ensenada. As for Rosaritio - and your friends not liking it - Rosarito is a border town - great party town if that is what you are into. It is 50 km long - and many us residents are part time in the condo's that line the shore. From my experience, a number of people that like rosarito have San Diego relationships - as there really isn't much of an expat infrastructure like at Lakeside. If you want a more true mexican experience, Ensenada would provide that. A problem with living there is that you may or may not have quick access to the border - depends on the road condition. Right now it is fixed - but the road does have problems - so if it gives out again - you could easily end up with a 3 hour drive to the border again. One ensenada area restaurant (in Valle de Guadalupe) has one that made the top 10 list - here is another article - http://www.winemag.com/February-2014/10-Best-Wine-Travel-Destinations-2014/index.php/slide/Valle-de-Guadalupe-Baja-California--Mexico/cparticle/3 As for Rosarito, I wasn't impressed - and neither were chapala friends that moved their shortly before I did - we have both since left. For more info - https://www.facebook.com/groups/474150309297162/
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  13. From another board SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Hi, my name is Gary Keeler and I am the guy Nationalizing cars at the Guadalajara Airport Aduana Offices. Currently, I am the only one authorized to work with the Aduana Agent in order to get your car plated. Why am I the only one? There are several reasons (1) I speak fluent Spanish (2) I have been working with this agent for one year and have brought them a lot of business. (3) The security at the Aduana complex was increased and strict rules were put into place to restrict access. (4) Management felt the agent I deal with was being overwhelmed with people showing up unexpectedly. So I was asked if I would be the sole source. I have to make appointments to present applications. I have completed - that is, provided official Jalisco receipts, pedimentos , stickers, and plates for about 30 cars and I have zero complaints (Except for the process taking longer than we originally projected but after all, we are in Mexico). I put the stickers on your windows and get down on my hands and knees to install the plates. Do I get paid? Yes, I make a commission on each car. The entire process is expensive, but I do not set the fees. I paid $33,000 pesos to have mine done. I have received referrals from those I have helped and “word of mouth”. I have never advertized although, some friends have put my name out there. Most recently, I been receiving referrals from some companies. I am working with Olivia at Parker Insurance. (I have been with them for 11 years and they are the best – cost and service.) I also work with Beatriz de la Garza in Guadalajara. She does immigration papers, translation, tours of Guadalajara and the Area, etc. Perfect English. (Visit www.retiringinmex.com.) Some ask “Is it legal?” All I know is I get the same papers as you would get going to the border plus the plates, all for one fee. If you have questions or want to get started please call or write. Gary Keeler 376-765-5149 or cell 331-735-3881 garykeeler at prodigy.net.mx
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  15. I don't think the Ajijic post office is a complete facility... I went there for a cost estimate - and she did have to get on the phone. That set off an alarm - so I went direct to the Chapala office. And they gave me a stamped copy of the shipping label (which had to list the contents) - I always got excellent service from the Chapala Office - did probably help that I was a tipper - that is, when my carrier delivered packages to my home in riberas, I did tip - , and he was usually there when I went in. And if I took boxes in to be shipped, I usually did leave a tip - but they also would carry the boxes from my car into the post office - so I always considered them a full service post office:) Last year when I shipped some boxes to Florida, they did recommend Mex Post to save money versus the regular postal service. Don't know if use Mex post to other countries - but it is less expensive - and I had no problems. And before I would ship packages, I would stop by for shipping labels first - so that I was using the correct forms... So I would think you should have received a copy of the shipping label - which has the tracking number - and should have been stamped by them And that sounds expensive. Looking at US rates, it is about $80 to send a priority mail large box - so guessing you sent a much heavier box - but charges should be similar too, or less than shipping from US is my guess.
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