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Lake Chapala Society elects new board at the dawn of a new era

The Lake Chapala Society (LCS) elected six new board officers and directors and addressed the full scope of the organization’s operations at the annual general meeting held on Thursday, March 13, with 110 members present.


Volunteers clean up Tepehua

The lakeside graffiti wipe-out group spearheaded by Antonio and Nanette Enciso ran a neighborhood fix-up campaign March 14 through 17 in the Chapala Barrio of Tepehua.



Operación Compasión triumphs in pet sterilization debut

A huge turn-out for the recent three-day Operación Compasión spay and neuter clinic indicates that villagers in San Juan Cosala are latching on to the concept of family planning for their household pets.


Chapala puts nix on parking meter fees

A crafty ploy by the Chapala city council is saving motorists from being fined for non-payment of parking meter fees in the downtown area.


Tranquil Roca Azul unfazed by death

The death of Roca Azul trailer park resident John Paul Abeel last week hasn’t flustered long-term inhabitants of the park. Abeel was a loner who lived on the edge of the transient RV community and wasn’t well known, even to his nearest neighbor, who lives just ten meters from the now sealed motorhome.


Governor delivers new police trucks to Chapala and Jocotepec

Governor Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz paid a quick visit to Ajijic Wednesday, March 12 to preside at the official delivery of new patrol vehicles to enhance operations of the Chapala and Jocotepec police forces.


Man on a mission for water sport complex

Local contractor Marco Zaragoza hosted a meeting at La Nueva Posada last week to discuss his vision for the Centro Deportivo Acuatico Axixic, a sports complex designed as a facility for local youth to train in swimming, diving and water polo and a hub for non-motorized boating disciplines.


Former Tech Institute director ascends Jalisco government ladder

After five and half years at the helm of the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Chapala (ITS), Dr. Morris Schwarzblat y Katz left his post as general director on May 31 of last year to take on a new assignment with the state government’s new Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology (SISyT).


Jewish Congregation hosts symposium

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation (LCJC) in Riberas (Santa Margarita 113) will host a symposium on Wednesday, March 12, 2 p.m. on the issues raised by the prominent Israeli journalist and writer, Ari Shavit, in his recent monumental book “My Promised Land.”


Jalisco officials address Canadian Club

Jalisco Attorney General Luis Carlos Nájera and Víctor Manuel Mijangos Castellanos, the state’s director of Tourist Destination Planning and Development offered some refreshing personal insights on their government jobs in back-to-back slots as guest speakers for the March 12 meeting of the Canadian Club of Lake Chapala. 


U.S. citizen dies after fight over debt

A U.S. citizen living in the Roca Azul complex outside Jocotopec has died following an alleged altercation last week.


Cruz Roja boosts staff expertise in emergency care

Cruz Roja Chapala (CRC) has stepped up the level of professional emergency medical care available at Lakeside through specialized training in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for members of its health care team.


Shriners host rib feast to benefit ailing kids

Tuck into a fabulous feast while contributing to the Lake Chapala Shrine Club’s noble cause to support local children with severe medical problems by attending the 8th annual Ribfest on Saturday, March 5, 1 to 5 p.m.


Workers busted in latest cell tower crackdown

Clandestine cell phone transmission tower builders skulked back on the local scene last week, setting off a flurry of frantic phones calls from nervous neighbors that put Guadalajara Reporter staff, Chapala police and the city’s Regulations Department on high alert.


Mexican Fiesta benefits Passion Play production

It literally takes a village to put on Ajijic’s annual Easter Passion Play, a spectacular religious pageant made up of multiple episodes running over an entire week.


State innovation minister becomes ‘godfather’ of latest generation of Chapala Tech graduates

Jalisco’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology Jaime Reyes Robles spent a full morning on campus at Chapala’s Instituto Tecnológico Superior (ITS) Wednesday, February 26 to attend the graduation of 143 Lakeside area students who have completed their professional   studies in the fields of administration, computer systems engineering, electronic engineering, industrial engineering and business management engineering.


Police nab prime suspect in double homicide case

Police have captured a prime suspect in the case of a Canadian couple murdered in their Ajijic home, while an accomplice remains on the run, Jalisco Attorney General Luis Carlos Nájera announced at a press conference held Thursday, February 13.


Jocotepec pulls out the stops for its first sister city

The mayors of Jocotepec, Jalisco and Plymouth, California formally sealed ties of friendship and cooperation between their respective communities at a ceremony held Friday, February 21 at the doorstep of Jocotepec’s Municipal Palace.


San Antonio Malecón targeted for demolition

The waterfront Malecón in San Antonio Tlayacapan is in danger of mutilation, deriving from a demolition order emitted by the National Water Commission (Conagua) in January of last year.


San Antonio rallies to save Malecon

San Antonio Tlayacapan community activists Victoria Corona and Rosa Maria Ibarra are spearheading an ad hoc defense committee to fight the National Water Commission demolition order issued for the waterfront Malecon.


Stellar named to headline 10th Writer’s Conference

There’s still time to sign up for the star-studded 10th Annual Lake Chapala Writer’s Conference, scheduled Wednesday, February 26 through Friday, February 28.


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