Fed up with escalating crime and the lack of police protection, residents of an economically challenged Tonala neighborhood have decided to take the law into their own hands.
According to two dispassionate, bored teenagers manning a t-shirt stall, the Tiangius Cultural next to downtown Guadalajara’s Parque Agua Azul has been going down every Satur...
The Western Agility Organization (TWAO) holds its third official USDAA dog agili...
Guadalajara Mayor Eduardo Avina Batiz announced this week t...
A new biography on the extraordinary life of the late Leonora Carrington, the Br...
On our way home
By the time you read this column, we will be on the long trek b...
In February 2013 I headed for Ahualulco’s famous Piedras Bola with a measu...
Here’s yet another perplexing example of a world turning itself upside dow...
A Spanish settler’s repeated attempts to find a satisfactory physical loca...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
In last week’s tirade I inveighed against the use of those dots that are u...
Live from the Met
The New York Met presents a simulcast of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Pushkin’s timeless novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring the great Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien and Peter Mattei sha...
Friday, April 28
Adelita’s Bar & Grill in San Antonio hosts Jonathan Guzman and Los Traficantes de Ritmo, 8:30-11 p.m. Call 766-0097 for reservations.
“Four Places,” by Joel Drake Johnson, is the next production of The Naked Stage Readers Theatre. When Peggy’s two adult children take her out for lunch, they quietly begin to take apart her life.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
In February 2013 I headed for Ahualulco’s famous Piedras Bola with a measuring tape in hand, hoping to find a certain stone ball which University of Guadalajara researchers claimed had a diameter of 3.02 meters.
My friend and neighbor, Guadalajara muralist Jorge Monroy, loves to paint.
A Spanish settler’s repeated attempts to find a satisfactory physical location was only part of its marred, repetitive attempts to drive down permanent roots.
In the 1500s, sealed off by mountains on both the east and west of the thinly explored “northern Mexico,” the arid desert-like central altiplano was the ancient home of the Nahua, Otomi, Huichol, Cora, Tepehua and Coyutec Indians.
In last week’s tirade I inveighed against the use of those dots that are used to obscure passwords when entered on the computer.
Here’s yet another perplexing example of a world turning itself upside down.
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...
While most lakeside inhabitants are accustomed to hearing cohetes de trueno (sky rockets) rip the air as an ordinary element of the auditory landscape, newcomers should brace for being roused from slumber in the early hours of May 3 by a non-stop barrage of the ear-splitting fireworks that herald th...
One question we hear a lot down here at Lakeside: Should I get my surgery in Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Europe, the States? Or do it myself?
A Memorial Mass for American Society (Amsoc) member Carolina Turnquist will be held Saturday, April 29, 5 p.m. at Saint Mark’s Anglican Church located at Chichimecas 836 at the corner of Aztecas, Colonia Monraz in Guadalajara.
‘Empty Bowls’ at American School
The American School’s fourth “Tazones Vacíos” (Empty Bowls) event on Thursday, March 6 seeks to raise funds for the Organización de Nutrición Infantil (ONI), a Guadalajara-based NGO whose mission is to prevent malnu...
El Clasico: Chivas vs. America
Bars will be packed the evening of Saturday, February 18 as local soccer favorites Chivas take on their huge Mexico City rivals America in the game referred to as El Clasico. After six games of the season, Chivas are in fourth place in the 18-team table. Kick of...
Why is there such a wide range of beliefs when it comes to the position of women in the church? One church says they can´t be in leadership while another has a woman pastor.
Last chance for treasure
The new Trunk Junk, Take-out & Treasures market held on Friday mornings at La Huerta Eventos in west Ajijic offers a huge variety of fresh foods, frozen and freshly prepared meals, desserts, herbs, health aids and supplements, wearing apparel and accessories, arts, craf...
Garden Club 40 years on
From the flower power of 1977 to new blooms in 2017, the 40-year old Lake Chapala Garden Club has just appointed its new board of directors, who reveal an exciting cavalcade of celebrations to mark four decades of one of Lakeside’s longest-established specialist clubs....
The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, Puerto Vallarta’s only youth-based jazz orchestra, returns to the Jazz Foundation on Sunday, May 7, 7 p.m. for the third presentation of its First-Sunday-of-the-Month concert series.
Delta Air Lines, in alliance with its partner, Aeromexico, completed its 13th Global Build with Habitat for Humanity this week with the construction of six homes in Chulavista, a small community 35 miles north of Puerto Vallarta.
A neighbor in need
Claudia Reyes, a young mother and daughter of local drummer Julio Reyes, has been fighting cancer for over a year. She is now in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Best Little Coffee Café
Tucked into a little corner shop of the Grand Caymen Hotel, located on Lazaro Cardenas, the main street coming into La Manzanilla, Café du Calcetin brews up the best cup of joe you can get on the Costa Allegra.
On our way home
By the time you read this column, we will be on the long trek back to our home in Canada. It’s a bittersweet time to be sure. We drive here in October from our cottage north of Toronto, Ontario. So many people are curious about the journey that we thought we would tell you abo...
When in Rome … Mexico
In his book “The Brain Power Workout,” author Joel Levy states that learning new tasks, such as discovering a new language, is one of the best ways to stimulate brain power.
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas will hold their annual meeting on Monday, March 20, from 5-7 p.m. on the upstairs terrace at No Way José! Restaurant in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, 5 de Febrero 260.
Guadalajara Mayor Eduardo Avina Batiz announced this week that the city has begun work on a municipal funeral parlor in the Sector Libertad. All funerals will be free to the poor. The 450,000-peso building will have four chapels, waiting rooms, office and its own carpentry shop ...
In the depths of New York’s bitterly cold winter, a glimmer of hope appeared on the horizon: two friends would be available for a two-week surf trip in May.
It’s a glorious feeling as you swim into the beautiful secluded beach of the Marieta Islands (Islas Marietas). As you pass under a rocky arch in the island there is a moment when the tide turns in your favor and washes you gently towards the sandy shoreline. It is as if the island has deemed y...
French flair, classic “sensualist” dishes on a gourmet menu comes to Ajijic at an interesting venue called St. Remy Du Lac.
A new biography on the extraordinary life of the late Leonora Carrington, the British artist who made a name for herself in Mexico rather than in her own country, hit the real and virtual shelves last week.
In his documentary novel, “All They Will Call You,” Mexican-American author Tim Z. Hernandez tells the tragic story of a 1948 plane crash in California that killed 28 migrant workers being deported to Mexico. One victim was from Jocotepec.
It’s not just us humans who are feeling the calor in the days leading up to the start of the rainy season. Our pets almost certainly suffer as much as us – dogs especially.
The gradual hike in the price of avocados over the past two months is due to a seasonal drop in production, Jalisco Rural Development Secretary Hector Padilla has confirmed.
The Western Agility Organization (TWAO) holds its third official USDAA dog agility competition at the Hotel Perico in Ajijic Saturday, Sunday and Monday, April 29 and 30 and May 1.
Official statistics on public health issues show the state of Jalisco ranking second in the nation on the index of teenage pregnancies.
Obtaining a driver’s license in Guadalajara will – in theory, at least – be a smoother and quicker process come next month.
The number of Jalisco citizens deported from the United States between January 1 and April 16 fell by 30 percent
Tim Hortons, Canada’s largest quick service restaurant chain famed for its coffee and donuts, is preparing to open its first cafes in Mexico.
The tensions in the Mexico-U.S. relationship that have surfaced since Donald Trump won last year’s presidential election are the main reason for the decrease in the number of Mexican students applying for places at U.S. universities and colleges, according to a report by the American Associati...
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is sponsoring a training program developed in conjunction with the Mexico Tourism Board and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism aimed at “strengthening LGBT offerings in the destination with quality, inclusive and respectful products and service.” T...
The first, 54-kilometer section of the new Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta “Via Corta” (Short Route) toll road opened at the start of the Easter holidays.
Since I have been closely following the unfolding – and somewhat constantly shifting – tax policy of the Trump administration and the 115th Congress, I get asked often what will happen, if anything, to FATCA, the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
Clocks spring forward in both the United States and Canada on Sunday, March 12 but Mexico will wait another three weeks to make its Daylight Saving Time (DST) switch.
The initial public offering for tequila producer Jose Cuervo on the Mexican Stock Exchange this week was at least four times oversubscribed, according to reports in several business journals.
Bloomberg reported that Jose Cuervo sold about US$790 million of shares in Mexico’s biggest equity of...
According to the Mexican Tourism Board, this country’s global air connectivity is growing at a record pace, with airlines around the world adding new routes, additional flights on existing routes, and upgrading to the latest aircraft models with larger capacities to meet the demand for travel ...
Antoinette (Joyal) Gilbert passed away at Mi Casita Assisted Living Home in Ajijic on February 11.
Delirious fans of the Guadalajara Chivas partied wildly at the Minerva Glorieita Wednesday evening