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Alfaro sees GDL as film production hub

6 DAYS AGO

During his current trip to Spain and Italy, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro visited the Madrid Content City, the audiovisual complex that hosts Netflix’s first European production hub. 

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State orchestra announces jam-packed winter season

6 DAYS AGO
State orchestra announces jam-packed winter season

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) has announced its fall/winter season of concerts, all of which will be held in the majestic Teatro Degollado in downtown Guadalajara on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

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Barrels of laughs at Bare Stage Theatre

6 DAYS AGO
Barrels of laughs at  Bare Stage Theatre

Bare Stage Theatre’s September production is “Weekend Comedy.”

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Piano concert at BRAVO! Theatre

13 DAYS AGO
Piano concert at BRAVO! Theatre

Bravo! Theatre will present a piano concert by Mexican-American pianist and musicologist César Reyes Sunday, September 25, 1:30 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - September 24, 2022

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - September 24, 2022

FotoSeptiembre

As part of FotoSeptiembre, Galeria Monica Cardenas, located  off the plaza in San Antonio, will present the book “De Cara a la Camara” (Relections in Front of the Lens) by Jose Martinez Verea and Jorge Esquinca, Friday, September 23, 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - Septeber 17, 2022

13 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - Septeber 17, 2022

Foto-Septiembre

This month’s traditional Foto-Septiembre photography show opens Saturday, September 17, 5 p.m. at La Galeria MC on the north side of the plaza in San Antonio Tlayacapan.

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At the Movies - September 24, 2022

6 DAYS AGO

Don’t Worry Darling

A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets.

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At the Movies - September 17, 2022

14 DAYS AGO

Three Thousand Years of Longing

A lonely scholar, on a trip to Istanbul, discovers a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.

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Columns

The joys of senderismo

21 DAYS AGO
The joys of senderismo

Senderos de México is an organization which catalogs, maintains and signposts trails (senderos) in Mexico. More than that, it promotes a concept called senderismo, a word I find almost impossible to translate into English.

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Capturing unique Mexican caves suspended from the end of a rope

28 DAYS AGO
Capturing unique Mexican caves  suspended from the end of a rope

For years he has been popping up all over social media as “The Cave Painter.” Yes, he hangs in the air with the greatest of ease, wielding his brush while dangling at the end of a rope, deep inside the bowels of the earth.

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

3 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

3 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

4 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?

7 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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Every day is Día del Taco

6 DAYS AGO
Every day is  Día del Taco

Fiestas Patrias season is the ideal time to indulge in Mexican cuisine to your heart’s content. I sure have done my share since the first of September and my appetite hasn’t slacked since Independence Day.

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Heart-throbbing national anthems

21 DAYS AGO
Heart-throbbing national anthems

Sitting enthralled at the recent Encuentro del Mariachi gala s¯taged at Chapala’s waterfront I suddenly choked up as one of the featured troupes visiting from South America struck up “Mexico Lindo y Querido.”

The heart-throbbing tune and melancholic lyrics refer to the senti...

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The Earthquake Shuffle

6 DAYS AGO

This  week many of us had a surprise Lakeside shuffle dance. Not performers, but Lakeside itself.

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Online addiction grabs your data & your sanity

13 DAYS AGO
Online addiction grabs your data & your sanity

I am now getting a news feed from my malware and virus protection app. An early news scoop warned, “Studies have shown there’s a clear link between time spent online and negative mental health outcomes.”

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Expat Living

State Fair resumes normal routine October 1

6 DAYS AGO

The Fiestas de Octubre, the month-long celebration that resembles a U.S-state fair in many ways, returns on Saturday, October 1, after a two-year layoff due to the pandemic.

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Looking Back: A review of September news from the last 50 years

13 DAYS AGO

In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our September editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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Burger Boy ousts taco stand

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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 - September 24, 2022

6 DAYS AGO

Lake Chapala Baptist

“The keyword is ‘compassion’ and Jesus was the perfect illustration of compassion on earth.” That’s how David App, interim pastor at LCBC, began his user-friendly Sunday message last weekend.

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Weekly Worship - September 17, 2022

13 DAYS AGO

Lakeside Presbyterian

Pastor Wayne will talk this week about “Day of the Lord.”

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Laguna Chapalac - September 24, 2022

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - September 24, 2022

World Water Festival

Leading up to the World Water Festival at Lake Hamana, Japan in October, here at Lakeside a celebration of “Thanks to the Water of the Chapala Ribera” will be conducted at the Ajijic Malecon Sunday, September 25, with a tambourine circle at 10 a.m.

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Laguna Chapalac - September 17, 2022

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - September 17, 2022

Open Circle

Guanajuato Secretary of Tourism Juan Jose Alvarez Brunel will talk about the many interesting things to do and see in his state at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, September 18, 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

6 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

6 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

2 YEARS 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

11 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

2 YEARS 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

2 MONTHS 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!

6 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

Abortion in Jalisco still not legal

6 DAYS AGO

Hagamos state legislator Mara Robles says she will spearhead a citizen initiative to enact laws legalizing abortion in Jalisco.

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Guadalajara to host 2022 InterPride conference

14 DAYS AGO

Next month, Guadalajara will host the annual meeting and world conference of InterPride, an international organization representing and composed of producers of pride events for the LGBT community.

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Bridge Club News

6 DAYS AGO

The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club had games last week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There was a lesson at 9 a.m. on Friday.

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Opera season in Ajijic begins

6 DAYS AGO
Opera season in Ajijic begins

The Metropolitan Opera HD Live premiere of Luigi Cherubini’s masterpiece, “Medea,” starring Sondra Radvanovsky, will open the company’s 137th season, transmitted Saturday, October 22, 11:55 a.m. at Movie Space Cinema in Ajijic.

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State to promote Culture of Peace

6 DAYS AGO

The Jalisco government this week unveiled a new program to promote a “Culture of Peace” in the state.

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Violence in Mazamitla nixes festive celebrations

14 DAYS AGO

Mazamitla Mayor Jorge Magaña has canceled all September 15 and 16 independence festivities in the Jalisco tourist town following several recent violent incidents involving rival criminal gangs.

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Mexicanos rally around their flag

13 DAYS AGO
Mexicanos rally around their flag

The people of Mexico embrace their national banner with unbridled fervor during September’s patriotic celebration.

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US will try to extradite most wanted cartel boss

14 DAYS AGO
US will try to extradite most wanted cartel boss

September 4, in an operation in Tapalpa, Jalisco, the Mexican military detained Erick Valencia Salazar, the co-founder of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) on whose head U.S. authorities have placed a $US5 million bounty.

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Vallarta airport expansion betting on resort’s growth

28 DAYS AGO
Vallarta airport expansion betting  on resort’s growth

A seven-billion-peso ($US140 million) expansion project began this week at the Puerto Vallarta Airport that will include construction of a second terminal, increasing passenger capacity by 125 percent.

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Out-of-season tourists flocking to Vallarta

1 MONTHS 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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2022 US Midterms: September is the smartest month to vote from Mexico

21 DAYS AGO
2022 US Midterms: September is the smartest month to vote from Mexico

The 2022 midterm elections in the United States are a lot closer when you’re a U.S. citizen voting from Mexico,  says Larry Pihl, local chair of the Vote From Abroad (VFA) program.

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Leaders mourn passing of UK’s Queen Elizabeth II

21 DAYS AGO
Leaders mourn passing of UK’s Queen Elizabeth II

Tributes poured in after the announcement that Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, died Thursday, September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96, after reigning for seven decades.

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UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

11 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 - September 17, 2022

13 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - September 17, 2022

Pamela Richardson

Former lakeside resident Pamela Richardson died September 8 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 73.

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Obituary - September 10, 2022

21 DAYS AGO
Obituary - September 10, 2022

Mike Smith

Lakeside resident Mike Smith died at a Guadalajara hospital on August 14, accompanied by his devoted wife Joyce. He was 93 years of age.

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Astros begin quest for title number two Sunday

6 DAYS AGO
Astros begin quest for title number two Sunday

With a season-ending streak of 12 consecutive wins, the Guadalajara Astros finished the National Professional Basketball League (LNBP) regular season in first place, making the team hot favorites going into the playoffs.

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Canelo triumphs but must undergo surgery

6 DAYS AGO
Canelo triumphs but must undergo surgery

In an unanimous decision, Tapatio boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated Gennadiy Golovkin in a much anticipated “trilogy” fight that closed the chapter on this arch rivalry.

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