Last updateFri, 04 Jul 2014 2pm

The Guadalajara Reporter

  • Chapala City Hall puts rowdy noisemakers on notice

    Alerted to growing citizen complaints about the excessive volume of music emanating from various local bars, restaurants and party venues, Chapala’s Dirección de Padrón y Licencias (license office) has begun issuing written warnings to establishments identified as the principal offenders.

  • A unique talent: Ajijic’s cardboard artist/restaurateur

    In a world driven by the need for the newest technology, it’s comforting to meet a young man who finds his contentment in cardboard.

  • Ajijic Cultural Center lines up piano acquisition campaign

    A sweet deal to acquire a piano for the Centro Cultural de Ajijic (CCA) is the motor propelling three events on the calendar for successive Saturdays this month.

  • Amid the negativity, a positive dining experience

    It seems to me that negativity must be a normal human response. It must be easier and more natural for people to express their negative feelings and ideas instead of the positive.

  • Art program galvanizes young local talent

    Travel writer and community activist Neill James created a study and art program for local children in 1954 that evolved and has flourished as the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) Children’s Art Program.

  • Authorities name suspects in Margolis murder case

    Gilberto Abrego Barragán, 26, and Luis Daniel Romero Ríos, 21, are behind bars facing charges of armed robbery and intentional homicide after confessing to their involvement in a violent home invasion that led to the death of elderly Chapala resident Raymond Margolis.

  • Can-Am Day at Lake Chapala Society to highlight ‘People Helping People’

    Local non-profit organizations are being urged to participate in the 4th Annual CAN-AM Day hosted by the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2. The selected theme for the day is “People Helping People, 60 years with LCS.”

  • Canadian province Alberta pitched as prime study abroad destination

    Ignacio Meza, director of the Alberta Education Centre in Guadalajara, visited the campus of Chapala’s Instituto Tecnológico Superior last week to introduce a wide range of study abroad opportunities that are open to Mexican students.

  • Celebrity donkey honored for spreading joie de vivre

    Members of the Rotary Club of Ajijic gathered at Yves’ Restaurant in Ajijic for an unusual ceremony during the last meeting of the season.

  • CFE Chapala upgrades customer services

    The Chapala branch of the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is taking a stab at improving customer services with the opening of a new office located at the corner of Calle Zaragoza and Privada Zaragoza, about a half block away from the former location.

  • Chapala announces public health campaigns

    The Chapala municipal government and the local branch of Jalisco’s Health Ministry are collaborating on a week-long public health campaign geared for sexually active women ages 25 to 60.

  • Chapala city hall dumped with 55,000 unpaid parking tickets

    Chapala’s municipal government is being shouldered with the responsibility of collecting a mountain of unpaid fines for parking violations in the downtown area pay-to-park zone.

  • Chapala ecology office tackles complaints of animal abuse

    In response to two separate complaints of animal cruelty registered last week, Chapala’s ecology office took swift action to rescue three adult dogs and four newborn puppies found to be living in squalid conditions without adequate food or medical care.

  • Chapala embellished with makeover of median strip plaza

    The renovation of a small plaza set in the median strip that separates the waterfront Malecón from the San Francisco Church has added a stunning bright spot in the heart of downtown Chapala.

  • Chapala police truck goes up in flames

    Chapala police chief Ramon del Arco scratched Unit 026 off his inventory of functioning patrol vehicles after a freak fire reduced the pickup truck to a useless heap of charred metal.

  • Chapala puts new options on the table as Malecon renewal falters

    Chapala Mayor Joaquin Huerta and his staff have started exploring new options for investment in public works projects after the National Water Commission (Conagua) nixed plans for a major overhaul of the Malecón (boardwalk) commercial complex that had been envisioned as the municipal administration’s signature achievement.

  • Chapala Red Cross names interim medical chief

    Cruz Roja Chapala has announced the appointment of Carlos Eduardo Reyes Mayet as interim director of the medical area.

  • Chapala Tech gains edge in digital filmmaking

    Gerardo Pantoja Ramírez, director of Chapala’s Instituto Tecnológico Superior, and Jalisco Innovation, Science and Technology Minister Jaime Reyes Robles were captivated by the crash course on Scratch software presented June 3 by Sofia Films CEO Daniel de la Vega.

  • Chapala teen racks up medals in national sailing contest

    María de los Angeles Ochoa Ceja is being hailed as a local sports hero following her outstanding performance in the 2014 Mexico Youth Olympics sailing contest. The Chapala teenager captured three silver medals during three straight days of competition held May 2 to 4 at Valle de Bravo in Estado de México.

  • Children’s home gets boost from energetic benefactors

    The small gratitude celebration at the children’s home La Villa Infantil de Nuestra Señora Guadalupe y San José on Friday, May 23 marked the culmination of a project that represents years of preparation and hours of labor. The cake that was served at lunch said it all, “Gracias al Sol.”