Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has congratulated his own administration after the state dipped into the yellow Covid-19 medium risk category for the first time.
The Jalisco government will permit schools in the state to schedule voluntary ”academic monitoring groups” for up to nine students at a time, as of March 1.
The federal government has been forced to come out and clarify that all resident...
A new initiative to enhance protection and conservation of the local environment...
Jalisco´s emissions testing program – now known as Verificació...
As rich nations ramp up their Covid vaccination programs, many low-income and de...
“Living is no Laughing Matter” came to me like a m essage from God &m...
Lourdes Alvarez has been content to have her two college-age daughters at ...
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our February ed...
In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each ...
As the 1960s came to an end, a woman who had built a fast-paced New York adverti...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
Expat opera buffs starved of a fix in these culturally bereft times, should go online Saturday evening to watch – and support – a local version of “Madame Butterfly,” the first original production sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara’s Conjunto Santander.
Daniel Reséndiz, a Guadalajara artist better known as Mack, has defended the Jalisco’s government’s initiative to allow urban artists the opportunity to paint murals on columns supporting elevated sections of Guadalajara’s new Tren Ligero (subway) line.
The spirit of Christmas got a boost in Ajijic last week as seasonal decorations were installed at the central plaza.
The next production in Lakeside Little Theatre’s Ajijic Reader’s Theatre (ART) series is “It’s My Party,” with show dates of January 22 to 24. All performances are at 4 p.m.
Artists Ted Shaw, his wife Ana Romo, Rocio Vera, muralist Juan Romo, and jewelry creator Cesar Matta are on a quest to beautify Ajijic while at the same time trying to find projects to keep talented local artists working during this year’s very slow high season.
With the fall of the alien ship Julia’s life changed, now three years later mankind is about to experience new encounter.
Before I moved to Mexico I had never heard of homeopathy, an approach to medicine developed by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796.
A pioneer in the archaeology of western Mexico, Otto George Schöndube Baumbach, died on December 30, 2020, at the age of 84.
On an August afternoon in 1963 Astfulo (“Tulfo”) Diaz gave me a horse racing tip. In pueblos lining Lake Chapala, horse racing of both the most formal competitions, as well as the most casual pickup races were grandly popular. Spontaneously, without preparation, they could take place, mi...
The toxic political climate now existing in 2021 has prompted some people to start investigating alternatives to “big tech” and its censorship.
With insurrection in Washington D.C. and Covid-19 vaccinations lagging around the world, only a fervent optimist can cherish January hopes that 2021 will be a year of golden good fortune.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has generally earned praise for the robust and no-nonsense way in which he has handled the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I’ve had the pleasure of living in for the past two years.
The wool coat looks worse for the non-wear. It is wrinkled from being unworn and crammed in the back of a closet for two years; dotted with dust and dog hair from a dog that departed the family a year ago; in need of a lint brush that can’t be found in the pile of things to be thrown away, don...
If there´s one thing that can aggravate relative newcomers to Mexico living, it´s having to cope with situations that are out of their control. Old hands know that learning to expect the unexpected is the best formula for maintaining sanity.
We don’t yet know for sure who will be distributing and applying the vaccines for us. The farmacias have been mentioned.
AstraZeneca vaccine not for sale
Mexico’s health regulator, Cofepris, has issued a warning about the illegal sale of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Mexico.
Sunday, January 26, experience the Chinese New Year with a presentation of the dragon dance, and other rituals, by the students and professors of Kung-Fu Dragón Inmortal, one of the most acclaimed Kung Fu schools in Guadalajara. The Chinese New Year falls on Saturday, January 25...
American School race
Think green – the sixth annual Eco Race and Green Market are scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at Guadalajara’s American School Foundation. Everyone is welcomed to this event meant to raise awareness about conserving the planet’s resources. Expect to learn a lot ...
St. Andrew’s Anglican
Sunday, February 21, the last Sunday after the Epiphany, St. Andrew’s congregation will live-stream the service though the link at StAndrewsRiberas.org beginning 10 a.m. The Rev. Robbin Moore will preach and celebrate Holy Communion.
Open Circle returns
Loretta Downs presents “When Vulnerability Becomes Strength: From Care Giver to Receiver,” at the next meeting of Open Circle in the Lake Chapala Society garden, Sunday, February 21, 10:30 a.m.
Village & Covid-19
Normally at this time in March, the tourists and snowbirds are trickling northward as fundraisers and community events are winding down, ending the high season at a leisurely pace.
Love is in the air
Dinner at your favorite romantic restaurant is always a good idea for Valentine’s Day(Dia del Amor y la Amistad in Mexico), so I’ll share some suggestions below.
Bocce Ball Tournament
A few weeks after hosting an elegant dinner dance in late January, the Bocce Ball Committee and aficionados of the sport donned shorts and t-shirts to face off in the 6th annual Bocce Ball Tournament on February 15.
Last November, a little thrift store named Otra Vez opened its doors to the residents of La Manzanilla and became an instant hit with both the Mexican and expat communities. Operating solely with donations and dedicated volunteers, it is now in its second year with no signs of slowin...
In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each other. As some businesses close down, others stay open to keep the community safe and supplied with basic essentials and information regarding Covid-19.
Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.
To celebrate the Día de Amor y Amistad (Valentine’s Day), two races, sponsored by the Municipal Sports Advisory Committee (Comude), will be held on Sunday, February 14 along two areas: the Malecon and the Rio Pitillal linear parkway.
Mexico’s Days of the Dead coincide with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Day, November 1 and November 2.
The Mexican Senate has approved reforms to the General Law of National Assets, increasing the fines for establishments or individuals that restrict access to Mexico’s beaches, to more than one million pesos.
If you’re looking for ways to escape the captivity of sheltering in place, Go Bistro, by all accounts, is a safe haven from Lakeside’s forced introversion.
“Arte Popular Mexicano. De mascaras, Barro, Calacas, Criaturas fantásticas, ...” by Miguel Abruch Linder
A remarkable English-speaking historian and author is in our midst – “the real thing,” as one commentator put it – and residents of Ajijic and Guadalajara have a chance to witness him present his latest publishing project on its official release date, Sunday, March 8, in Ajij...
As Guadalajara and Jalisco enter into their warm season, typically between April and June of each year, residents and seasonal visitors should take precautions to avoid heat stress. What’s more, the University of Guadalajara’s Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology reports that eve...
Returning snowbirds should not be fooled by the warmer winter weather in this region. Big swings in temperature can play havoc with a person’s health and bring on cold symptoms in a flash.
The Archdiocese of Guadalajara has announced that Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, the former archbishop of Guadalajara, has undergone successful surgery and been fitted with a pacemaker.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our January editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
The Selección Chapala soccer team narrowly defeated its rival from Jocotepec Sunday, February 14, in the hard-fought first round of this year’s Copa Jalisco competition.
Chapala´s Centro Cultural González Gallo (CCGG) will reopen its doors as of Saturday, February 19, with activities resuming in accordance with health safety protocols mandated under the Jalisco government´s plan for the remainder of this year.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro boasted this week of internal government data that shows a significant reduction in crime since he took office in December 2018.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week announced a major replanning of his government’s Covid-19 strategy, eliminating most of the current restrictions on business, cultural, social, religious and sports activities, and allowing gatherings of up to 300 people without the need to request a s...
Mexico’s Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE) has ruled out the existence of a Mexican variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus after analyzing four samples in which a mutation was identified by University of Guadalajara (UdG) researchers.
Following the assassination of former Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval last month, the Mexican Navy (Semar) has taken charge of municipal public security in Puerto Vallarta.
As rich nations ramp up their Covid vaccination programs, many low-income and developing countries have yet to administer a single jab.
On his first day in office, U.S. President Joe Biden issued an “immediate pause” on construction of the southern border wall, “to allow a close review of the legality of the funding and contracting methods used, and to determine the best way to redirect funds that were diverted by ...
It’s been 75 years since the arrival in Mexico of the British Council, a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization that promotes a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language, while encouraging cultural, scientific, technological and educational understanding and co-ope...
Data released this week by the National Statistics Agency (Inegi) showed the consumer price index to have risen by 0.59 percent in December, leaving inflation for 2017 at 6.77 percent – the highest level since 2000, when the rate was 8.96 percent.
Well-known lakeside entrepreneur Antonio “Tony” Andalón died Thursday, February 4, at the age of 68.
Even if you’re not a big fan of football, this year’s Super Bowl is one for the ages. And it’s not just the 18-year age gap between Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady (43) and Kansas quarterback Patrick Mahomes (25) that piques the interest.