The chief of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at the Hospital General de Occidente in Zapopan became the first person in Jalisco to receive a Covid-19 vaccination Wednesday mor...
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it will start requiring a negative viral Covid-19 test (PCR, NAAT or antigen) from all air passengers e...
El Río de la Pasión forms part of the border between Jalisco and Michoacán. It rises from high in the hills of Mazamitla and flows due north to the little town...
The Monday after the second Wednesday in December of U.S. presidential election ...
“Arte Popular Mexicano. De mascaras, Barro, Calacas, Criaturas fantá...
In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each ...
A pioneer in the archaeology of western Mexico, Otto George Schöndube Baumb...
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.
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.
Lakeside Little Theatre’s Ajijic Readers Theatre will hold auditions for “IT’S MY PARTY (and I’ll Die If I Want to)” by Elizabeth Coleman and directed by Liz O’Neill, Tuesday, January 5, 10 a.m. to noon,outside on its Angel Terrace.
With the fall of the alien ship Julia’s life changed, now three years later mankind is about to experience new encounter.
A pioneer in the archaeology of western Mexico, Otto George Schöndube Baumbach, died on December 30, 2020, at the age of 84.
In July 2019, Guadalajara video game studio 1 Simple Game was invited to participate in Google’s Indie Games Accelerator, an event offering special training to a handful of developers selected from around the world.
Like a sudden outbreak of dengue fever Christmas somehow got started in October this year.
The stuttering eruption, November 20, of Mexico’s 1910 Revolution was believed at the time to have been missed by most of the nation’s 10 million-plus inhabitants.
“The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” cried Chicken Little. “The internet is going dark, the internet is going dark!” cries law enforcement and government snoops.
The message contained in the email that appeared in my inbox read: “I got a message from somewhere and I think it said something about how I have to sign up with Windows or somebody so Google can download my iPad to Facebook in the cloud.
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...
It’s customary for people to kick off a new year by drawing up resolutions and goals for the coming 12 months.
People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of religious groups, according to Pew Research Center worldwide data.
Jalisco’s Family Development Agency (DIF) managed to collect some 9,000 toys, which volunteers distributed to various neighborhoods of Guadalajara on January 6, Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day).
The Jalisco government did not allow soccer fans inside the Akron Stadium Wednesday to watch the Guadalajara Chivas take on Leon in the first game of the two-leg Liga Mx semi-final.
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 ...
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will provide services via Zoom Sunday, January 10, 10:30 a.m. Instructions for accessing the online service are at lakechapalauu.org.
Sandy Britton presents “Why Do We Do That?” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, January 10, 10:30 a.m. in the garden at Lake Chapala Society
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.
New Year, goals & energy
If there was ever a year where new healthy, vibrant and passionate energy is needed, it is 2021.
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.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week signed a decree to increase the size of the protected area of El Salado marshland by 23 percent.
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.
A clandestine grave site containing multiple corpses has been discovered in the Ojo de Agua neighborhood in the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zuñiga.
The board of directors of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) has scheduled an extraordinary meeting of current members for Thursday, February 11, 10 a.m., to carry out voting on the adoption of several amendments to the organization’s constitution.
Pedro Kumamoto, the former independent state legislator and co-founder of the new Futuro Party in Jalisco, has announced that he will run for mayor of Zapopan in June.
A new 12-sided 20-peso coin honoring revolutionary Emiliano Zapata will be in circulation this spring.
The Mexican government has offered political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, after a British judge Monday refused to extradite him to the United States to be tried for the publication of hundreds of thousands of leaked documents in 2010 and 2011 relating to the Afghanistan and Ir...
Amid these troubled times, Puerto Vallarta has rescheduled its popular Restaurant Week promotion, set to run September 15 though October 10.
The Monday after the second Wednesday in December of U.S. presidential election years is set as the date on which the electors meet and vote. In 2020, the meeting is on December 14.
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.
Richard Oscar Tingen passed away Sunday, January 3 at age 76. The long-time lakeside resident and pioneer in the local real estate sector spent his final days in a Guadalajara hospital, where he was being treated for various health issues.
The Guadalajara Chivas soccer team failed to reach the Liga MX final after losing by a single goal to eventual champions Leon in their second semi-final game.