Last updateFri, 13 Dec 2019 12pm

Primavera Forest fire engulfs 1,400 hectares

More than 250 emergency workers from several agencies are battling to extinguish a fierce blaze raging in the Primavera Forest on the western fringe of the Guadalajara metropolitan area.

Commemorative acts planned for Sunday, April 22

10 a.m. Procession from Calle Aldama and Calzada Independencia, following the path of the ten explosions, where ten bronze placards have been placed.

Pipeline safety still a major concern

The question of pipeline safety is still a pertinent one, as recent events in Jalisco have proven. Last week, an explosion in La Villita in the municipality of Tala caused a 50-meter-high fireball, with the subsequent flames burning for eight hours.

Palace museum to expand

The Museo del Palacio de Gobierno in downtown Guadalajara is being expanded, with a temporary exhibition hall being installed at a cost of 1.6 million pesos.

Tourism up during Easter

Some 800,000 visitors spent time in metropolitan Guadalajara during Easter Week this year, according to the Jalisco Department of Tourism. Hotel occupancy in the metro area reached 44 percent, up from 42 percent for the same period last year. In Puerto Vallarta, occupancy rates rose to 83 percent, up from 78 percent last year.

Earthquake cracks kinder

A public preschool opened last August in Tlaquepaque was closed after municipal Civil Protection officials found serious cracks and fissures in classrooms. The April 11 earthquake also lifted paving stones in the main patio. Some 130 kindergarteners were sent home as a preventative measure and the school will remain closed until the damage can be assessed by the city’s public works department.

Colorful candidate on the stump

The campaign trail brought National Action Party (PAN) presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota to Guadalajara this week.