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Zapopan braced for cultural boom

The metropolitan area of Guadalajara is well endowed with cultural spaces but more are on the horizon.

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First drunk drivers banned from road

After failing breathalyzer tests for the second time in the space of a few months, two intoxicated drivers have became the first Tapatios to have their licenses revoked under new traffic regulations that came into force last November. The pair were banned from driving for two years.

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City’s moniker to get credibility

Known for decades as the “City of the Roses,” Guadalajara’s rose population has fallen dramatically over the past decade due largely to local government budget cuts. 

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Public wants polemic games village put to good use

While ecological groups and neighbors insist that authorities demolish the polemic Villa Panamericana (Pan American Games athletes village) bordering the Primavera Forest, residents of Zapopan would prefer to see the complex put to good use.

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Irish director feted at Film Festival

Jim Sheridan, the Irish director of hits such as “My Left Foot” and “In the Name of the Father,” told the Guadalajara Film Festival this week that he plans to work on a movie based on the exploits of the Irish San Patricio Battalion, that defected from the U.S. to the Mexican side in the Mexican–American War of 1846-8.

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Guadalajara’s Octoberfest to move house

Guadalajara’s popular annual state fair, known as the Fiestas de Octubre, looks to be on the move, although some residents living near the proposed new site are far from happy about the switch.

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2nd dog park opens in metro area

Want to let your dog run free and have fun in the park without the worry of disturbing others?

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Tapatia joins Obama cabinet

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden this week swore in Guadalajara-born Maria Contreras-Sweet as the new Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) – the second Hispanic in President Obama’s second-term cabinet.

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Downtown equines get regular health check

A few years back animal rights groups called out the city government on the poor health of the horses that guide tourists through the Guadalajara centro in the quaint antique carriages referred to as calandrias.

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Smog is double the danger for residents in south of city

Many people driving to the Guadalajara airport to catch an early morning flight express their horror at the pall of smog that always seems to hang over the southern part of the city just after sunrise. 

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New flight to Denver and other city news

GDL-Denver flights begin July 7

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Empowering girls to become tech creators

A group of girls who designed a mobile application that aims to help their fellow teenagers and young women confronted with life-threatening situations took the top prize at Guadalajara’s first Technovation competition Wednesday night.

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Guadalajara Cathedral burns brightly

The majestic Metropolitan Cathedral Thursday became the canvas for a 3D projection mapping technology project sponsored by Guadalajara city hall.

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Woman gunned down outside Chapalita clinic

A 43-year-old woman was shot and killed moments after she left a plastic surgery clinic in Colonia Chapalita, where she had been receiving botox treatment.

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Red Cross to begin annual collection

Red Cross volunteers will be fanning out across Jalisco over the next month as Cruz Roja Jalisco carries out its Colecta Anual (annual collection). Programmed between March 20 and April 27, the fundraising drive hopes to bring in at least 20 million pesos.

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Opening of Intel Design Center confirms US company’s faith in Guadalajara

A clutch of dignitaries this week cut the ribbon at the new installations of the Intel Guadalajara Design Center, underlying the long-term commitment that the world’s leading integrated circuit manufacturer appears to have toward Mexico and this region in particular.

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New app lets Mexico residents vent about community issues

Tapatios, and people throughout Mexico, have a new way to record concerns about their city – whether they be erratic bus drivers, broken sidewalks or violent crime – thanks to the work of a Guadalajara tech company.

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Bus drivers reined in with fixed wage

After reluctantly agreeing to a new wage structure this week, Guadalajara bus drivers will no longer work on a commission basis and be compelled to “race” each other to get more passengers.

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Bus drivers, owners face fury of fed up Tapatios

The death of an 18-year-old University of Guadalajara (UdG) student in an accident involving a city bus last week persuaded Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval to revoke the one-peso fare hike approved last year, with the exception of the Tren Ligero (subway) and Macrobus (BLT) routes.

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Jalisco chefs go head-to-head for Tenedor de Oro

Restaurants and their chefs are again invited to participate in the second Tenedor de Oro culinary competition on May 29 at the Cabañas Cultural Institute. 

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Work on subway line 3 could start in June

The greater part of the construction of Guadalajara’s third subway line was put out to tender last week, a process that will finalize in a couple of months.

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