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City Living - March 20, 2015

City Living - March 20, 2015

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Local baseball fans could be watching the stars of the Los Angeles Dodge...

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Pioneer of nighttime cycle rides killed in road accident

-1 DAYS AGO

One of the founders and acknowledged leaders of Guadalajara’s mass nocturnal bicycle rides has died in a cycling accident.

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Zapopan cops fall foul of the law as they breach university grounds to arrest innocent student

-1 DAYS AGO

The Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), the private Jesuit university in the Tlaquepaque suburb of Guadalajara, has heavily criticized Zapopan police officers who entered the campus grounds Tuesday to arrest a student they suspected of stealing a laptop computer from...

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Hole-in-wall burglars hit four stores in Ajijic business strip

6 DAYS AGO
Hole-in-wall burglars hit four stores in Ajijic business strip

Police are on a manhunt for the perpetrators of a recent rash of burglaries at local businesses that follow a recurrent break-and-entry pattern. 

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Lake Chapala Society set as clearinghouse for obtaining INAPAM senior discount cards

6 DAYS AGO
Lake Chapala Society set as clearinghouse for obtaining INAPAM senior discount cards

The Lake Chapala Society (LCS), the Instituto Nacional de las Personas Adultas Mayores (INAPAM) and the Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM) are teaming up to guide the LCS membership and the expat community at large in getting through important and often cumbersome government accreditation procedu...

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Fabulous or freaky Friday? Spring equinox, eclipse, supermoon all happening on one day

-1 DAYS AGO
Fabulous or freaky Friday? Spring equinox, eclipse, supermoon all happening on one day

There’s a lot going on in the skies on Friday, March 20. 

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‘Crazy’ weather batters Jalisco

6 DAYS AGO
‘Crazy’ weather batters Jalisco

In Mexico, there’s a saying about the climate, “Febrero loco y Marzo otro poco” (Crazy February and March a bit too). Judging by the wave of unpredictable weather that hit Jalisco this week, there certainly seems to be some truth to the dicho

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Mexico pays for positive image in new Bond film

-1 DAYS AGO

According to some news sources, Mexican officials asked the makers of new James Bond film “Spectre” to make some major script changes in exchange for giving US$14 million in tax cuts to Sony Pictures and MGM Studios. Leaked Sony e-mails suggest the original script included an attempt to murder the M...

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Peso plunge spurs inflation fears

6 DAYS AGO
Peso plunge spurs inflation fears

The peso hit historic lows on two consecutive days this week, closing Tuesday at 15.62 to the U.S. dollar.

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Briefly: Vallarta recovers

6 DAYS AGO

Puerto Vallarta has recovered from the sharp decline in tourism suffered between 2008 and 2011, when visitor numbers dropped by 37 percent. Bird flu, security issues and international economic woes were largely responsible for the fall. In 2014, Puerto Vallarta received 1.55 million visitors.

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Popular San Pancho Music Festival turns 15

28 DAYS AGO
Popular San Pancho Music Festival turns 15

The annual three-day San Pancho Music Festival returns for its 15th year in the beach town of San Francisco, Nayarit. As always there is no charge to the public. It is entirely supported by the contributions of local and international recording artists, and donations from those in attendance are alw...

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UN slams Mexico for human rights record

6 DAYS AGO

A United Nations report has placed Mexico among the worst 30 countries in the world for human rights abuses, with Venezuela being the only other Latin American country on the list.

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Death of Michoacan migrant highlights issue of US police violence against Mexicans

20 DAYS AGO

A video circulating online shows a Mexican man running from three police officers in Pasco, Washington. He turns to face them and surrender as they open fire, killing him instantly. 

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Financial indicators as of Thursday, March 19, 2015

-1 DAYS AGO

Financial indicators as of Thursday, March 19, 2015

–Mexican Stock Market (BMV) opened at 44,360.87 an increase

    of 1,133.67 points from Thursday, March 12, 2015.

–Interest paid on 28-day Treasury Certificates (CETES) was

    down at 3.04 percent from Thursday, March 12, 2...

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Mexican billionaires enjoy a solid year

6 DAYS AGO

Despite plunging oil prices and a weakened peso, Mexico’s 16 billionaires had nothing to complain about in 2015.

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Obituaries – William (Bill) Vaughan O’Brien

6 DAYS AGO

William (Bill) Vaughan O’Brien died Monday, March 2 in Florida after a short battle with cancer. O’Brien was born October 21, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Mamaroneck High School and attended Florida State College. 

The U.S. Marine corporal served 13 months active combat in Vie...

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Obituaries – Doris C. Forsell

6 DAYS AGO
Obituaries – Doris C. Forsell

Doris C. Forsell, a 25-year resident of Lake Chapala, died Tuesday, February 17 in Hamilton, Montana at the age of 98. 

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Charros’ US pitcher lands baseball award

21 DAYS AGO
Charros’ US pitcher lands baseball award

It may be the off-season in baseball’s Mexican Pacific League (LMP) but the Guadalajara-based Charrros de Jalisco are continuing to make headlines after finishing runners-up to the Tomateros de Culiacan in their debut campaign. 

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Tapatio golfer making strides on PGA Tour

27 DAYS AGO
Tapatio golfer making strides on PGA Tour

Guadalajara golfer Carlos Ortiz has notched up his second best result in his fledgling PGA career with an 11th-place finish in the Farmer's Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.

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Expat Living

Deepak Chopra to visit Guadalajara

6 DAYS AGO
Deepak Chopra to visit Guadalajara

U.S. new-age guru Deepak Chopra will appear at the Teatro Galerias in Guadalajara on Sunday, May 17, 6 p.m.

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US Consulate sponsors baseball clinic

21 DAYS AGO
US Consulate sponsors baseball clinic

The United States Consulate joined forces with the Charros de Jalisco baseball club to offer a training clinic to children from a Guadalajara shelter. 

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City Living - March 20, 2015

16 MINS AGO
City Living - March 20, 2015

Baseball

Local baseball fans could be watching the stars of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Deigo Padres playing in the Telmex Stadium in 2016 if Charros de Jalisco owner Armando Navarro gets his way.   

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City Living - March 13, 2015

7 DAYS AGO
City Living - March 13, 2015

St. Pat’s at AMSOC

The American Society (Amsoc) celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a luncheon on Thursday, March 19 that includes filet mignon, salad, cabbage and baked potato.

The occasion will also serve as Amsoc’s 70th birthday, so birthday cake will be served.

The cost of the meal is 150 pesos...

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Motherload of firefighting gear arrives from Canada

-1 DAYS AGO
Motherload of firefighting gear arrives from Canada

 

                   

The Lakeside Fire and Red Cross Assistance Group declared “Mission Accomplished” Sunday after a gigantic shipment of goods donated by Canada’s Firefighters Without Borders arrived in Chapala, marking the happy ending of a...

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Chapala area gripped by festival fever

-1 DAYS AGO

Lakesiders have multiple attractions to get them out and about these days, with three unique festivals scheduled on the tail end of March’s calendar.

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Laguna Chapalac – March 20, 2015

-1 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac – March 20, 2015

Help for Animals

John Marshall from the Lakeside Friends of the Animals sent information worth clipping and saving, or at least copying into your address book. If you, or your friends notice a suffering animal – one that has been hit by a car or that has been injured by abuse, you can report it to ...

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Laguna Chapalac – March 13, 2015

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac – March 13, 2015

Open House

The local Royal Canadian Legion is sponsoring an open house at the Jocotepec shelter for the elderly, Corazon del Anciano, on Saturday, March 14, from noon until 4 p.m. The building recently had major settling problems which caused a lot of damage, including cracks in the walls. Parts of...

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PV writer’s conference stressing publishing

1 MONTHS AGO

As aspiring writers well know, authoring a book is one thing, getting it published is another.

An opportunity to bridge that gap will be offered at the Puerto Vallarta International Writers Conference at Bibioteca Los Mangos March 6-8. Evelyn Bryne of White Bird Publications will be attending to gi...

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Suspense in Bucerias: expat pens first novel

3 MONTHS AGO
Suspense in Bucerias: expat pens first novel

After more than two decades wintering and living on the Jalisco coast, Barbara McKinley Morrison has used her experiences to pen her first novel.

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North Banderas Beat - February 27, 2015

21 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 27, 2015

For people & pets

Paws and Claws, the pet spay/neuter committee of Amigos de Bucerias, held their annual Pet Picnic on Valentine’s Day, while another local civic group, Siempre con la Gente,sponsored a Walk With Your Pet event.

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La Manzanillo Memo – March 6, 2015

13 DAYS AGO
La Manzanillo Memo – March 6, 2015

Baseball

The La Manzanilla Baseball Club’s annual seven-inning game between the club kids, their coaches, dads and several “old phart” expats took place Saturday, February 28.  The mixed teams, Lobos vs Tigers, was a spirited affair.  The Lobos leapt out to an early big lead by taking adv...

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Barra de Navidad and Melaque Journal – February 27, 2014

21 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad and Melaque Journal – February 27, 2014

Movers and Shakers

At a “standing room only” February 11 town hall meeting, engineer Francisco Alvarez of Uretek gave a PowerPoint presentation about the ongoing Barra de Navidad beach renovation project. 

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin – March 6, 2015

13 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin – March 6, 2015

Cat Tails

A cool cocktail, awesome hors d’oeuvres, live music and a spectacular sunset awaits at the PuRR Project Sunset Cocktail at Daiquiri Dick’s on on Tuesday, March 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

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Arts & Entertainment

Tapatio ballet star upgrades from Amsterdam to London

-1 DAYS AGO

The English National Ballet has announced officially that Guadalajara-born ballet star Isaac Hernandez will join its ranks as lead principal in April.

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US, Canadian celebs drop by city’s Film Festival finale

22 MINS AGO

Although audiences were down slightly this year, the Guadalajara International Film Festival ended on a high note last weekend as a slew of celebrities (mostly minor ones) flew in for the final shindig and prize-giving ceremonies. 

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La Rueda to host singer March 28

-1 DAYS AGO
La Rueda to host singer March 28

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Becky McGuigan is singing at La Rueda in San Juan Cosalá on Saturday, March 28, 8 p.m. McGuigan performed during the 2014 season at a variety of venues including the Piano Rojo and Squeaky Wheels readings at La Rueda.   La Rueda is a combination venue which inc...

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One-woman show opens Spotlight Series at Lakeside Little Theatre

6 DAYS AGO
One-woman show opens Spotlight Series at Lakeside Little Theatre

Announced as “Adventures with Peter O’Toole, Life and Buddhism,” Elizabeth Richardson’s unusual one-woman show, “Going On,” on March 3 and 4 was the first production in Lakeside Little Theatre’s occasional Spotlight Series featuring visiting performers from further afield.

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At the movies - Insurgent, Amercan Sniper

-1 DAYS AGO
At the movies - Insurgent, Amercan Sniper

Insurgent

In this sequel of the Divergent Series, Tris and Four are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine, the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’ family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything ...

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At the movies: The Secret Service

6 DAYS AGO
At the movies:  The Secret Service

The Imitation Game

Alan Turing, a pioneer of computers, led a group of scholars to crack the codes of Germany’s WWII Enigma machine. A genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to save millions of lives was ultimately convicted for the crime of homosexuality. Director: Morten Tyldum. Cast: Bened...

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Columns

Zapatistas in Guadalajara: Social reforms in Chiapas inspire Tapatíos

6 DAYS AGO
Zapatistas in Guadalajara: Social reforms in Chiapas inspire Tapatíos

A young woman spends every Saturday working with a group of volunteers who are trying to reforest a huge empty lot in Zapopan to turn it into an outdoor school where people can learn about ecosystems. 

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The forest ‘paved’ with obsidian, teeming with old mines, workshops

13 DAYS AGO
The forest ‘paved’ with obsidian,  teeming with old mines, workshops

Recently, archaeologist Rodrigo Esparza gave a talk at Guadalajara’s City Museum on natural resources of indigenous peoples in this area before the Conquista. He mentioned to his audience the “Magic Circle” I have often written about, the confluence of all five of Mexico’s ecosystems within a radius...

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Resolving a lost internet connection

8 MINS AGO

Once I received a call from a woman quite agitated that her computer had inexplicably lost its connection to the internet two days earlier.  When I arrived she showed me her wireless access point with its little antennas sitting in the front room of the house.  I went to work testing it us...

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Password conundrums & more

13 DAYS AGO

Regular readers of this column are well aware of my incessant reminders to use a cryptographically-strong password for your email account.  For years I have been urging, nay proselytizing, that everyone should use a password at least a dozen characters in length with a mix of upper and lower ca...

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An impromptu block party

-1 DAYS AGO

Who would think that a couple of CFE (the electric utility) guys cutting a tree could draw a crowd and hold the neighbors’ interest for several hours. Evidently any form of entertainment fills the bill when area residents are without electricity, television, and the internet for more than 12 hours.

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Unusual weather

6 DAYS AGO

It’s a trite old saying proven true … timing is everything in life.

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A Midwesterner moves to Mexico – March 20, 2014

-1 DAYS AGO

My grandson’s preschool makes announcements on a dry erase board set out by the sidewalk where I drop him off each morning. Even with my limited Spanish, I’m usually able to figure them out. 

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A Midwesterner moves to Mexico – March 13, 2015

6 DAYS AGO

Sometimes I pretend my Spanish is better than it is. Which basically means that I pretend I’m not still stuck in Chapter One of my “Spanish for Dummies” book. I do this by answering with a confident “si” any time someone asks me a question in Spanish.

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Mexican Lifestyles

QUIZ: 20 questions on 2014: What can you remember?

2 MONTHS AGO
QUIZ: 20 questions on 2014: What can you remember?

How closely were you following the pages of the Guadalajara Reporter – and Mexican and international news in general – last year? Take our New Year quiz and see what kind of news addict you are. 

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Upscale Tequila hotel up & running

13 DAYS AGO
Upscale Tequila hotel up & running

The first Gran Turismo hotel has opened in the town of Tequila and has set an initial promotional rate of US$160 to entice guests.

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Mexican couple draws on fitting background to create lively outings

3 MONTHS AGO
Mexican couple draws on fitting background to create lively outings

In offering tours of substance to Lakeside residents, the husband-and-wife team of Rosie Cepeda and Carlos Alfaro bring some uncommon experience.
With her background as a high-school chemistry teacher in northern Mexico, Cepeda’s interest in natural sciences and education shows.

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Sugary, oblong Three Kings Day cake includes a small plastic surprise

2 MONTHS AGO
Sugary, oblong Three Kings Day cake includes a small plastic surprise

A special culinary treat customarily served on January 6 is the rosca de reyes – a sweet bread shaped in round or oblong form and decorated with jewel-like candied fruits to resemble a crown. Bakers slip tiny plastic figures shaped like infants into the dough before popping the bread in the oven.&nb...

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Hunting down the best fish tacos in GDL

4 MONTHS AGO
Hunting down the best fish tacos in GDL

Ask any two Tapatios where to find the best fish tacos in Guadalajara and a long discussion is sure to ensue, with each extolling the virtues of his or her particular neighborhood haunt.

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Rebuilding your life after the death of a loved one

4 MONTHS AGO

Put yourself in this scenario: Your name is Judy. Your husband’s name is Bob. Together you have discovered Lake Chapala in central Mexico (for Bob it is “love at first sight”) and there you have recently purchased your retirement home, where “One entire sliding-glass wall opened onto a view of the l...

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English-language book publisher in Mexico announces changes

5 MONTHS AGO

Editorial Wisemaz, the only full-service English-language book publisher in Mexico, announces a reorganization designed to clarify the company’s mission and streamline sales and distribution in the United States and Canada.

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IMSS seeks new ways to ease patient congestion

13 DAYS AGO

The Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) in Jalisco is struggling to cope with the increase in the number of new subscribers to the national health care system.

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Weighing up the risks of common medications

3 MONTHS AGO
Weighing up the risks of common medications

With some public health experts warning about the overuse of antibiotics and vaccines, many individuals struggle with uncertainty when faced with situations that call for their use.

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