Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval has announced austerity measures designed to help lessen the effects of the steep increase in the price of gasoline, enacted January 1.
To achieve his ends militarily, Hernando Cortés took advantage of tribal rivalries as he proceeded inland toward the fabled city of Tenochtitlán (Mexico C...
In 2011 I described the Seven Falls of Tonala as “one of greater Guadalajara’s best – but least known – natural beauty spots.”
Both Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Claudia R...
“Mexican Kaleidoscope,” the latest book by Tony Burton, takes reader...
For the past five years, Michael McLaughlin has been the force behind Lakeside&r...
American Legion Post 14 and the Puerto Vallarta Navy League invite U.S. Canadian...
Water aerobics takes place in the ocean at 9 a.m. each Monday, W...
When musician Catherine John arrived in Cuernavaca from San Francisco in 2008, s...
Last week in a revealing discussion with several normally easy-going Mexican fri...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
A Streetcar Named Desire
A performance of the opera version of the famous 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “A Streetcar Named Desire” composed by André Previn with a libretto by Philip Littell.
The fourth Festival Cultural Sangre Viva, slated for Friday, January 27 through Sunday, 29 in Ajijic, will encompass diverse activities accenting Mexico’s ancestral roots.
Lakeside Little Theatre’s current production, “Death and the Maiden,” is not an enchanting, feel-good play, but one that gives a glimpse of the reality many throughout the world suffer under the hands of a cruel police state.
Bravo one-day show
Catherine Clarkson presents the world premier of “Mr. and MissAdventure” at the Bravo! Theatre Sunday, January 15, 4 p.m.
Office Christmas Party
When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch,
“Foreigners often complain about Mexicans shooting off cohetes (rockets) for certain feast days,” said my neighbor Jorge.
The other day I got a call from the United States. “Peter Greenberg is in town and would like to interview you for his radio program,” a cheery voice said.
Last week in a revealing discussion with several normally easy-going Mexican friends, the awareness by some U.S. citizens concerning Jalisco’s early development came under rough assessment.
Along the north shore of Lake Chapala in the 1960s-70s, medical care was scarce.
Every year at this time I sit down to pen a piece looking back at the top technical news of the year just past.
Last week I began relating my experience using a program “uBlock Origin” (not to be confused with the similarly-named “uBlock”), the function of which is to block advertising from appearing on web sites.
When musician Catherine John arrived in Cuernavaca from San Francisco in 2008, she could hardly have imagined that her subsequent journey would lead eight years later to the release of ¡Fandango Bragh!, a fusion album she describes as an expression of her “unique Irish-Mexican identity.&...
Only U.S. citizens devoid of all empathy could fail to be concerned for the plight of the “Dreamers” – young immigrants whose futures are up in the air following the result of the presidential election.
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...
I took my first Uber ride on a jaunt to Guadalajara last summer to attend a journalists’ seminar on Mexico’s new justice system.
I think as denizens at Lakeside we have an obligation to try to learn Spanish. Even if just to show our hosts that we, as guests, don’t expect them to bear the burden of speaking English for our convenience.
Could there be a sincere 500th anniversary celebration for the discovery of Mexico by the Europeans? Or not? At the time of this writing, there seem to be none planned.
The American Society (Amsoc) Book Club will discuss “The Prisoner of Heaven” by Carlos Luis Zafon at its meeting on Thursday, January 19, 10 a.m.
A November 11 closing ceremony at the José Maria Arreola school in Riberas del Pilar marked the end of training cycle II of the Rotary International Global Grant “Providing Teacher Training to Create Safe and Healthy Schools & Communities in Jalisco, Mexico.”
Sunday Croqueton to help strays
Dog lovers should head over to the Parque Italia in Colonia Providencia along with their pooch/es Sunday, December 4 for the annual Croqueton Navideño.
One of the main aims of the event, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is to receive donations of dry food (croq...
Students present ‘Wizard of Oz’
The Fine Arts & Technology Department of the American School Foundation of Guadalajara presents four performances of the musical “The Wizard of Oz” from November 4 to 6.
More than 120 students, from elementary to high school, will p...
Little Chapel by the Lake
Please take note of the new service time: 11 a.m.
Organizers of the 39th annual Chili Cook-Off are turning up the heat to attract more participants to the February 10-12 wingding.
The 904 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association will host this year’s gala Military Ball on Saturday, January 14 at the Real de Chapala Hotel.
American Legion Post 14 and the Puerto Vallarta Navy League invite U.S. Canadian and Mexican citizens to celebrate Remembrance Day and Veterans Day at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 11 at Steve’s Sports Bar (Post 14 headquarters) for free coffee and pastries (breakfast can be purchased).
Good news story
Bucerias resident Andrea Demers-Lynch shared with us this story of Christmas generosity.
Wasn’t That a Party?
As the town overflowed with tourists, 2017 was ushered in with all-night-long celebrations.
Water aerobics takes place in the ocean at 9 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the far end of the beach in Melaque (in front of Tito’s Restaurant onCalle Las Palmas.)
Navidad in Navidad
Christmas in Barra de Navidad brought together the spirit and efforts of many, both Mexican and expats, making this a most memorable Christmas celebration for the hundreds in attendance.
The block festivities continue. The Southside Shuffle started on Friday, November 18 of last year and will continue every other Friday through April 21.
Employees in Mexico will be expecting a little extra in their pay packet prior to Christmas.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our November editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
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...
Every night of the week, La Fonda de la Noche, nestled on an urban street corner behind a thick, distinctive hedge of trees trimmed into archways, serves up a selection of Durango-style dishes to patrons tucked away in about eight small dining rooms scattered throughout the three floors and terrace ...
“If you don’t like it, you don’t pay,” goes the Punta Verde slogan. Talk about confidence.
“Mexican Kaleidoscope,” the latest book by Tony Burton, takes readers on a delightful romp through Mexican history and culture, spanning 10,000 years from the Pre-Hispanic era to modern times.
World Alzheimer’s Day was marked on Wednesday, September 21 but Genaro Gabriel Ortiz, president of the Asociación Jalisciense de Alzheimer, said there was no positive news to celebrate regarding the disease.
Cabify, the younger sibling of Uber, has decided to increase its prices by just six percent in Guadalajara following the recent gasoline price hike.
Neighbors of upper Ajijic will honor San Sebastián, the barrio’s patron saint, on Friday, January 20.
Demonstrators picket outside a state tax collection center (recaudadora) in downtown Guadalajara Wednesday.
As you ring in the New Year and hang up the 2017 calendar, you may want to make note of major Mexican civic holidays, traditional festivities and special events that will come up over the next 12 months.
Faced by the possibility of further federal budget reductions in 2017, Jalisco legislators are urging Governor Aristoteles Sandoval to give his commitment to building a “macrolibramiento” (ring road or bypass) around Puerto Vallarta.
The Commission for Naturally Protected Areas (Conamp) has carried out workshops and accredited 173 guides who will be the only ones allowed to take tourists to the Playa del Amor (Hidden Beach) on the Marietta Islands off the Nayarit coast.
Both Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu will travel to Cuba this weekend to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban Revolution who died November 25 at the age of 90.
It’s a sad truth that when Mexico chooses a leader, few Americans could care less which party they belong to, what political viewpoints they represent or how this might impact their lives.
It may not be music to the ears of the U.S. president-elect, but Mexican exports rose to their highest level ever in November, fueled by the weak peso.
With the peso continuing to bleed amid the fallout from the U.S. presidential election result, the Banco de Mexico, Mexico’s Central Bank, Thursday raised its base interest rate by half a point to 5.25 percent – the fourth rate hike this year.
Beverly Doty Holmes (known at Lakeside as Susana Douglas) died peacefully at her home in Jaltepec on December 9, 2016 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer six months ago.
They started so well, scoring 17 runs in their opening home game back in October. But it’s been a downhill ride since then.