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Obituaries - August 06, 2022

Obituaries - August 06, 2022

Ken Kiyoshi Koyama

Lakeside resident Ken Kiyoshi Koyama died July 28 at 92 year...

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Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment: What’s coming up in GDL

7 DAYS AGO

Rosalía. Popular Spanish singer. Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, August 17, 9 p.m.

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Former OFJ maestro back in town

2 MONTHS AGO
Former OFJ maestro back in town

Hector Guzman, director of the Jalisco Philharmonic from 2004 to 2010, took the baton Thursday as guest conductor in the second OFJ program of the summer season.

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LLT to stage seven original plays in a nutshell

14 DAYS AGO
LLT to stage seven original plays in a nutshell

English-speakers in the mood for an off-beat theater experience might want to scoot over to the Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) playhouse for one of the four performances in the Mark Boyer 10-Minute Play Festival, scheduled to run Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7.

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Claudia Nery: painting from her vibrant imagination

1 MONTHS AGO
Claudia Nery: painting  from her vibrant imagination

When it comes to her paintings, Claudia Nery’s work is fluid and ever changing. She adapts her art based on her mood, living in the moment through her paints.

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Ribera Arts Review - August 13, 2022

10 HOURS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - August 13, 2022

ASA art market

Ajijic Society of the Arts holds an Art Market, Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Garden of Dreams Boutique Hotel, Constitucion 105 in Ajijic.

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Ribera Arts Review - August 06, 2022

7 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - August 06, 2022

LLT play festival

There are still tickets available for the Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, 4 p.m. performances of the Mark Boyer 10-minute Play Festival.

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At the Movies - August 13, 2022

10 HOURS AGO

Beast

A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but one apex predator.

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At the Movies - August 06, 2022

7 DAYS AGO

Bullet Train

Five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common.

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Columns

COMPUTER CORNER: Why you should never click on links in messages

1 MONTHS AGO

Every few days I receive an email forwarded from a good friend.  The appended question is always the same: “What should I do?”

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Which is better? A spellchecker or a proofreader

1 MONTHS AGO

Previously this column pointed out some problems associated with spell-checking software and how even the best programs have trouble with homonyms.

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VIEWPOINT: Contrasting courts

3 MONTHS AGO

In September of last year, Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that penalizing abortion was unconstitutional.

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VIEWPOINT: A rift with Spain, or just more AMLO deflection?

6 MONTHS AGO

One might think that in such a cynical political world the media would by now have cottoned on to leaders who constantly change the narrative to drive attention from hot-button issues that are causing them discomfort.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - So Long, Farewell ...

6 YEARS AGO

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.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - Packing Up

6 YEARS AGO

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...

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Atotonilquillo, Chapala’s quince capital

10 HOURS AGO
Atotonilquillo, Chapala’s quince capital

It’s harvest time in orchards planted in the countryside just over the hill from Lake Chapala.

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Warm tribute in a bowl

14 DAYS AGO
Warm tribute in a bowl

Diane Kennedy enjoyed a long and fruitful life, leaving behind an incomparable legacy in the aggrandizement of Mexican cuisine, her death on July 24 at age 99 pulled heavily on my heart strings.

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Do I dare to fly the ‘Friendly’ skies

10 HOURS AGO
Do I dare to fly the ‘Friendly’ skies

Air travel is in the news again. If you’re ready to embark, are you properly sedated?

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Why we laugh & how to tell a joke

7 DAYS AGO

There’s actually a  socio-psychological science of laughter. It’s called gelotology. Its participants meet at Stu’s Diner every third Thursday of the month. It’s that intense.

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Expat Living

GDL Democrats in holiday mood

1 MONTHS AGO
GDL Democrats in holiday mood

Some 50-plus Democrats Abroad GDL Chapter members, family and friends came together to celebrate their country’s 246th anniversary of Independence with picnic fare, a chili cookoff competition and piñatas of both the other political party and a certain orange-haired former U.S. presiden...

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Singer remembered

5 MONTHS AGO
Singer remembered

The American Society of Jalisco in Guadalajara held a memorial March 5 for famed mezzo soprano Kimball Wheeler.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

2 YEARS AGO
City Living - January 25, 2020

Dragon dance

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...

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City Living – March 16, 2019

3 YEARS AGO

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 ...

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Weekly Worship - August 13, 2022

10 HOURS AGO
Weekly Worship - August 13, 2022

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Reverend James Twyman will preach and The Reverend Robbin Moore will celebrate August 14, the tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Services begin 10 a.m.

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Weekly Worship - August 06, 2022

7 DAYS AGO

Lake Chapala Baptist

Last Sunday we welcomed a guest speaker, John Whitener, to the pulpit, and the congregation listened raptly to his message. What a joy it is to gather in shared, intentional worship together, Sunday after Sunday!

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Laguna Chapalac - August 13, 2022

10 HOURS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - August 13, 2022

Open Circle

Terry Rosson will talk about “Democracy Today: A Global Look at Three Types of Government” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, August 14, 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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Laguna Chapalac - August 06, 2022

7 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - August 06, 2022

Open Circle

Katja Kohl and Araceli Kopiloff will talk about Negocios Magicos Ajijic at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, August 7, 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

2 YEARS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

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.

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‘Tis the season to be scammed

2 YEARS AGO

At this time of year, as the snowbirds return and tourists are everywhere, it’s paradise … for scammers.

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North Banderas Beat - April 02, 2022

4 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - April 02, 2022

Darn, time flies! The “season” is far from over, but things are definitely slowing down. Below, in the words of locals, is a snippet of “so far” in 2021-2022.

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North Banderas Beat - March 19, 2022

4 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 19, 2022

The Kids Club

A friend recently said: “The only way to improve lives is to educate the children. They are our world!”

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

2 YEARS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

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.

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La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

2 YEARS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

Otra Vez

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...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

2 YEARS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

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.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

2 YEARS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 27, 2021

1 YEAR AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 27, 2021

Officials in Jalisco and Puerto Vallarta, in the face of Covid-19, are hoping for a little-quieter-than-normal Semana Santa, but that doesn’t mean Tapatios will resist the lure of the beaches of the Bay of Banderas.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 06, 2021

1 YEAR AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 06, 2021

Races

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.

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Mexican Lifestyles

Days of the Dead in Michoacán

1 YEAR AGO
Days of the Dead in Michoacán

Mexico’s Days of the Dead coincide with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Day, November 1 and November 2.

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When to tip – and not to tip

4 YEARS AGO
When to tip – and not to tip

Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexico’s social culture, chiefly because of its informal, cash-driven economy.

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A tequila adventure in a different direction

9 MONTHS AGO
A tequila adventure in a different direction

The Centro Educativo Jaltepec’s new tequila tour to benefit its students is far and away something beyond the typical tours to the agave regions.

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Senate beefs up laws on access to beaches

1 YEAR AGO

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.

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Seek out this colorful courtyard for a delightful breakfast

21 DAYS AGO
Seek out this colorful courtyard for a delightful breakfast

“Life is ours to be spent, not saved.”

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Doppio Café can do no wrong; now they are making tapas!

5 MONTHS AGO
Doppio Café can do no wrong; now they are making tapas!

Where is the newest place in town to have a delicious tapas meal? It is Doppio Café in Riberas del Pilar. Owners Grant and Karen have come a long way. This gem of a small business started as a tiny coffee truck on the Libramiento.

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

3 YEARS AGO
Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

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...

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Winter warning: Catching a cold, getting the sniffles is all too easy here

3 YEARS AGO
Winter warning: Catching a cold,  getting the sniffles is all too easy here

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.

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News

Colonia Seattle: a pioneer of Mexico’s growth & turbulence

10 HOURS AGO
Colonia Seattle: a pioneer of Mexico’s growth & turbulence

A posh precursor to the modern housing development abandoned overnight by its affluent foreign residents; a lonely, dangerous haven for revolutionaries and bandits; a tranquil suburb on the outskirts of a bustling metropolis—Colonia Seattle has been all of these since its beginnings in the ear...

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UdeG’s cultural center will be surrounded by housing

10 HOURS AGO
UdeG’s cultural center will be surrounded by housing

While the Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG) likes to trumpet its achievements in the promotion of culture, of which there are many, the administrators of this public institution are not amiss to dabbling in “commercial” ventures, including real estate development.

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Ultra Campanaria next up in local mountain races

10 HOURS AGO
Ultra Campanaria next up in local mountain races

It will be ready, set, go on Sunday, August 28 when runners line up at the Ajijic waterfront for back-to-back races in the seventh edition of Ultra Trail Campanaria competition.

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String concerts

7 DAYS AGO
String concerts

The Festival del Lago’s musical staff and students will perform six more chamber music concerts beginning with a fundraising gala held Monday, August 8, 6 p.m.

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Death of infant is proof scorpions are dangerous

10 HOURS AGO
Death of infant  is proof scorpions are dangerous

A one-year-old Wixárika girl died after she was unable to quickly obtain an antidote after being stung by a poisonous scorpion in the community of Los Cajones, in Mezquitic, Jalisco.

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Culture lovers will be spoiled for choice at 50th Cervantino Festival

11 HOURS AGO
Culture lovers will be spoiled for choice at 50th Cervantino Festival

Around 160 presentations featuring performers from 34 countries will grace the 50th edition of Guanajuato’s International Cervantino Festival (FIC), scheduled October 12 to 30.

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Inflation at two-decade high

11 HOURS AGO

Mexico’s annualized inflation rate rose to 8.15 percent in July, the highest level for 21 years. June’s figure was 7.99 percent.

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US State Dept. updates Guanajuato travel advisory

11 HOURS AGO

The U.S. State Department has issued an updated advisory concerning travel to the state of Guanajuato following the violent acts carried out on August 9 (see story above).

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Out-of-season tourists flocking to Vallarta

11 HOURS AGO

The Bay of Banderas is experiencing a post-peak-Covid out-of-season tourism boom of sorts as pent-up demand fuels flights and hotel bookings, including many last-minute ones.

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Colima highway maintenance slows traffic to a crawl

4 MONTHS AGO

Traffic on the highway from Guadalajara to Colima came to a halt some five kilometers east of the first bridge in the barrancas section of the road last weekend.

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AMLO & Biden to hold White House pow-wow July 12

1 MONTHS AGO

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promises to present a “bold” immigration proposal when he meets with U.S. president Joe Biden at the White House on Tuesday, July 12.

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Canada keeps Covid rules in place

1 MONTHS AGO

Existing border restrictions to enter Canada will remain in place until at least September 30.

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UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

10 MONTHS AGO
UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

UK spirits giant Diageo will invest $US500 million to expand its tequila production center located in the Jalisco municipality of Atotonilco El Alto and build one new distillery in La Barca, generating more than 1,000 direct jobs for Jalisco, company executives and Governor Enrique Alfaro announced ...

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The British Council marks a milestone

4 YEARS AGO

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...

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Obituaries - August 06, 2022

7 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - August 06, 2022

Ken Kiyoshi Koyama

Lakeside resident Ken Kiyoshi Koyama died July 28 at 92 years of age.

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Obituary - July 30, 2022

14 DAYS AGO
Obituary - July 30, 2022

Charles Byron Kelley

Lakeside resident Charles Byron Kelley, 85, died peacefully at home after a short illness on April 22.

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Guadalajara F1 driver signs up for electric powerboat series

10 HOURS AGO
Guadalajara F1 driver signs up for electric powerboat series

Guadalajara Formula One driver Sergio Perez will enter a team into the newly-created UIM E1 World Championship, an international electric powerboat racing series.

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Copa Jalisco ready for final showdowns

11 HOURS AGO
Copa Jalisco ready for final showdowns

Although Chapala won’t be involved, as in 2021, fans will be out in force on Sunday, August 14 as the men’s and women’s finals in the Copa Jalisco soccer tournament are held at Guadalajara’s revered Jalisco Stadium.

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