Despite more than 100,000 Covid-19 deaths and a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) asked Mexico to take the health emergency more seriously (see story below), President ...
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro ventured out Thursday, November for an extensive tour of lakeside communities to review public works projects in progress and dole out government be...
The Lake Chapala Society (LCS) “Reaching Out Companions” program was...
“Arte Popular Mexicano. De mascaras, Barro, Calacas, Criaturas fantá...
The Jalisco government did not allow soccer fans inside the Akron Stadium Wednes...
In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each ...
In July 2019, Guadalajara video game studio 1 Simple Game was invited to partici...
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has generally earned praise for the robust and n...
The Guadalajara Reporter’s big news this week is Ajijic becoming one of Me...
The stuttering eruption, November 20, of Mexico’s 1910 Revolution was beli...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
The message contained in the email that appeared in my inbox read: “I got ...
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 San Miguel de Allende Writer’s Conference and Literary Festival began in October and is spread out over six months through March 2021.
Buffeted by plastic sheeting between the actors, Pam Landon Pettus (left) and Roxanne Rosenblatt (right) take instruction from coach Jo Romero at her Sanford Meisner technique acting workshop, which began November 9 at the Bare Stage Theatre.
Ajijic Society of the Arts
Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) presents its annual fall show at the Ajijic Cultural Center, with an cocktail opening Saturday, November 21, 3 to 5 p.m.
A family struggles for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
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.
I first saw them in the delightful little museum of Ameca, located 60 kilometers west of Guadalajara.
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.
Guicho Barrios was probing the tall rainy-season weeds at the lee side of his troje (barn) when I stopped to check on him after heavy midweek rains.
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.
When I was a teenager in the 1960s, like most young men I spent a lot of time working on my first car, a fixer-upper.
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.
“When it comes to taking action, the leader needs to judge exactly how much they can rely on individual co-operation through persuasion, and when they need to cross over into more rigid “command and control” (a choice that can quickly backfire if it is not taken with suitable cauti...
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...
As Thanksgiving Day was fast approaching, members of my intimate family circle started hankering for a homemade pumpkin pie.
Are you tired of reading about the latest “studies”? You know, all the investigative testing that is done to prove or disprove whether it is okay to eat dairy products, what to eat instead, when to eat it, how to supplement with vitamins and stuff you never heard of, what the best exerci...
MEGACHURCH LEADER PLEADS NOT GUILTY – Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of the Guadalajara-based evangelical Luz del Mundo Church, this week pleaded not guilty to 36 charges, including sexual abuse of a child, in the Superior Court of Los Angeles. The trial will begin Nove...
International flights returning to GDL
International flights arriving and departing the Guadalajara Airport in August totalled more than in any other month of the coronavirus pandemic (912), although passenger flow dropped to 76,859 from 82,660 registered in July.
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, November 29, St. Andrew’s congregation will worship in-person at church at 10 a.m. with the allowed 25-percent capacity – 40 people. There also will be seats available outside for more worshipers. The service will also be live-streamed.
Richard Clarke presents “Change Your Mind to Change Your Brain” at the Open Circle, Sunday, November 29, 10:30 a.m., at the Lake Chapala Society.
Home for the holidays
To boost holiday spirits and promote family unity during the Christmas Season, the youth arm of Chapala’s National Action Party (PAN) has launched Alegra tu Casa, a home decoration contest with registrations set to run through December 16.
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.
A taco survey
Can you imagine Mexico without tacos? They’re one of the mainstays of Mexican culinary tradition and popular culture. How could we live without them?
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 well-known local entrepreneur was seriously injured during an armed assault at his place of business around 1 p.m. on Monday, November 23.
A pair of wily criminals struck a lightning blow on a Telcel office located on Ajijic’s Calle Juan Álvarez around midday Saturday, November 21.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro was back for another working tour of the north shore Thursday, November 26 to check on the progress of state-funded projects in Chapala, Ajijic, San Juan Cosalá and Jocotepec.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a surge in alcoholism in Jalisco, the State Council Against Addictions (CECAJ) is reporting.
Guadalajara’s five Best Buy stores are set to close after Best Buy Co. Inc. announced that it will be shutting all of its outlets in Mexico at the end of December.
The Mexican Senate Thursday approved by a margin of 82 to 18, with seven abstentions, a bill that would create a legal market for cannabis in Mexico, while relaxing laws governing the recreational use of the substance to permit users to carry 28 grams of marijuana and cultivate up to four plants in ...
Amid these troubled times, Puerto Vallarta has rescheduled its popular Restaurant Week promotion, set to run September 15 though October 10.
Roberta Jacobson, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has been named as part of the 500-strong team that will work to prepare the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden to take control of the federal government.
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.
James Frederick (Jim) Higgins passed away peacefully at home in Ajijic on September 11, with his wife, son and daughter by his side.
Guadalajara’s world champion boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will return to the ring for the first time in more than year on December 19 to fight Callum Smith, the British holder of the WBC super-middleweight crown.