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Garden Guild still active in community after 45 years

Although the Lakeside Garden Guild’s “Wipe Out Graffiti” program is currently in “maintenance mode,” individuals can still contribute in several ways.


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 early this morning.


Kids from broken homes get safe haven for parental visits

With divorce rates and problems of family disintegration on the rise in Mexico, Jalisco’s Consejo de la Judicatura (Judiciary Council) and the state’s DIF family services agency have joined forces to address the issue of legal and social conflicts that impact the lives of children and adolescents growing up in broken homes.


Jalisco Attorney General says Ajijic double homicide is 'top priority'

"We’re going to get those guys,” declared Jalisco Attorney General Luis Carlos Nájera in reference to the killers who took the lives of Canadians Nina Discombe and Edward Kular last weekend during a home invasion in Ajijic.


Mezcala fishermen take charge of innovative fish farming project

Lake Chapala’s natural fish population has declined at an alarming rate over the past several decades, primarily due to over-exploitation of the resource and antiquated capture methods that prevent new generations from flourishing.


Canadian couple murdered in Ajijic

A Canadian couple was found murdered in their La Floresta home early Sunday, February 9. Based on evidence found at the scene, police presume that the probable motive of the crime was a robbery gone wrong.


Community survey data helps trace path for Chapala Society’s future

Founded in 1955 as a cultural and social club for Chapala’s small enclave of English-speaking residents, the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) has evolved into a multifaceted non-profit association serving both foreign and native inhabitants at lakeside.


Beware of tricksters in doctors’ clothing

An Ajijic resident was shot around midday day on Thursday, February 6 in what appears to be an emerging ploy to commit robbery against unwary lakeside householders.


Referendo can be paid at Chapala Banamex

Officials at the Chapala branch of Banamex are accepting payment of the annual car registration (referendo) for Mexican-plated vehicles.


Solar home tour shows off power of the sun

With electricity bills on the rise, lakeside residents are increasingly harnessing power from the sun and installing solar panels.


Silvia Flores: a lasting dynamo for women’s health care services

Distinguished by her dynamic and perpetually cheerful personality, Silvia Flores stands out as the lakeside area’s trailblazer in the fields of family planning, reproductive health care and sex education.


‘Fiesta Latina’ Caribbean bash funds exemplary LCS education programs

If getting your mojo working with tastes and tunes from the tropical Caribbean isn’t reason enough to attend the Lake Chapala Society’s February 22 Fiesta Latina then consider the goodwill you will spawn by supporting the annual fund-raiser for the organization’s triple-pronged education programs that benefit your Mexican neighbors. 


Chapala Red Cross offers handy medical info kit

In the interest of saving lives and assuring the best possible care for patients facing medical emergencies, Cruz Roja Chapala’s International Volunteers committee (CRIVC) has developed a handy and low-cost Medical Information Kit that can serve as a vital guide for first responders and doctors.


Vendors’ protest paralyzes traffic in downtown Chapala

A demonstration staged by vendors opposed to the Chapala Malecon renovation project paralyzed traffic in the heart of the municipal seat throughout the morning of Monday, January 27. 


Consulate offers guidance to US voters

With the 2014 United States election cycle now in progress, the Guadalajara Consulate General sponsored an outreach session on the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) on Tuesday, January 14 at the Lake Chapala Society headquarters in Ajijic. 


Chapala crime rate takes sharp dive

The new year is off to a positive start in terms of public security, according to data revealed this week by Rogelio Reyes, chief official at the Chapala Ministerio Publico (MP, district attorney’s office).


Chapala makes headway in developing Tepalo hiking trail

Since time immemorial, humans have traced rustic pathways into the mountain range overlooking Lake Chapala’s north shore. One of the trails that has become a popular route among hikers and mountain runners, as well as generations of highland farmers and hunters, leads out from upper Ajijic to El Tepalo, the first of three waterfalls located in the Cerro de la Chupinaya.


Gang fingered in 2014’s first murder

Sigifredo Hernández Sanabria, age 36, goes down in the books as Chapala’s first 2014 homicide victim after being gunned down in his home by a gang of masked men.


Inspectors run off tower builders

Inspectors from Chapala’s regulations office and local police are keeping a watchful eye on the Rancho del Oro site where a cellular phone transmission tower has been under construction.


Chula Vista homeowners turns onto positive path

Despite bitter internal disputes that have plagued Chula Vista property holders over the past several years and taken another negative turn in recent months, the January 25 annual assembly of the Chula Vista Homeowners Association proceeded according to the agenda with minimal fireworks and signs of strong solidarity among most of those present.


Accomplished authors booked to lead Lake Chapala Writers Conference

Four well-established authors will rub elbows with local scribes during three days of activities scheduled for the 10th Annual Lake Chapala Writers Conference, set for February 26 through 28 at Ajijic’s Hotel Danza del Sol.


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