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Chapala aims to boost revenue with streamlined land registry office

The Chapala government is well along the path to running one of the most up-to-date and technically sophisticated municipal land registry offices in Jalisco, if not the nation, according to the city’s Catastro director Juan Carlos Pelayo. 


City Hall nips cel tower construction in the bud

Thanks to a timely tip from neighbors in Rancho del Oro, Chapala officials were able to halt the clandestine construction of a cellular phone transmission tower in the middle of the west end residential area.


Canada makes its mark

“Canadians are settling in the Lake Chapala area in sufficient numbers for the migration to be almost called a ‘boom,’” wrote The Reporter’s Jack McDonald in July 1974.


Thieves target Michoacan photo exhibit

The Spirit of Michoacan photographic exhibit put on last month in the Ajijic plaza was aborted almost a week ahead of schedule after four of the handsome large-format images by Jesus Alexandre vanished mysteriously sometime between 2 and 5 a.m. on Sunday, December 22. 


Mañana syndrome strikes Malecon renewal project

Last summer Mayor Joaquin Huerta was actively pitching an ambitious renewal plan for the eastern leg of Chapala’s waterfront Malecon.


How & where to pay your property & auto taxes, water bills at lakeside

Impuesto Predial (property tax) on real estate located in the municipality of Chapala is handled at the Catastro (land registry) office located in the main lobby of the Palacio Municipal (city hall), Avenida Madero 202, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Chapala Red Cross upgrades medical staff

Cruz Roja Chapala is making great strides in beefing up its medical staff, reports Board Vice President Norm Pifer.


Magi follow star to Lakeside

As grown-ups regroup in the wake of Christmas and New Year festivities, youngsters all over Mexico restlessly await the next big chapter of the holiday season: the celebration of Dia de Reyes or Three Kings Day, better known to most Anglos as Epiphany.


Rash of auto accidents serve as wake-up call for holiday motorists

A recent series of sensational highway accidents serve as an alert for lakeside area motorists to take extreme precautions and exercise defensive driving as they get out on the roadway during the busy holiday season.


Lip Sync Six offers fab entertainment to support auditorium upgrade

If you’re looking for a rollicking good time to put you in a upbeat mood and relieve the winter blues, you won’t want to miss the terrific Lip Sync Six song and dance show, booked to run for four straight dates next week at the Auditorio de la Ribera. The event is programmed as a fundraiser to continue the auditorium renovation project.


Dealing with the Ministerio Publico: a beginner’s guide for crime victims

Subsequent to last week’s article on Jalisco’s criminal justice system, the Reporter has pieced together information revealed at the November 29 conference held at the Lake Chapala Society and additional details provided by staff at Chapala’s Ministerio Publico (MP or district attorney’s office).  This segment provides basic guidelines on filing a formal denuncia (denouncement). 


Jocotepec celebrates Lord of the Mount fiestas

Jocotepec is winding up for two straight weeks of fervent festivity starting Tuesday, January 7 as the townspeople renew their reverence for spiritual patron El Señor del Monte (The Lord of the Mount).


Change of guard for Lerma-Chapala Council

Presiding at the 12th formal session of the Lerma-Chapala Basin Council held December 6 in Guadalajara, National Water Commission General Director David Korenfeld, Jalisco Governor Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz and his counterpart from Guanajuato, outgoing council president Miguel Márquez Márquez, handed over the reins of the entity to Jorge Jiménez Campos (far right).


‘Tis the season of goodwill: Lake Chapala Society blown away by ‘amazing’ gift

*This article has been corrected to reflect that the Rotary Club of Ajijic paid for solar systems at Love in Action in Chapala and Hope House in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, while the firm eSun contributed by selling and installing the systems at cost price to Rotary.

Christmas came early for the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) when solar energy company eSun made the 59-year-old community organization the recipient of its annual charity giveaway.


Celebrated Canadian singer to put heart & soul into Jazz Greats show

Molly Johnson, the Canadian songstress known for captivating audiences with her smoky-toned pipes and brilliant renditions of jazz classics, is booked to play lakeside next month as guest vocalist with the Guido Basso Quartet.  The Jazz Greats shows are scheduled for January 11, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 12, 2:30 p.m. at the Auditorio de la Ribera.


Chapala toy drive breaks records

Organizers of Jugueton 2013 extend a special thank-you to all of the foreign residents who generously contributed to this year’s campaign, helping  them reach an all-time record of 2,631 toys collected to brighten Christmas for impoverished children.


Vigil to remember murdered innocents

Saturday, December 14 will mark the first anniversary of the brutal slaughter of 20 first-graders and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.


Chapala mayor develops friendly ties with Asians

During the final month of 2013, the Chapala municipal government received visiting delegations from two Asian nations with the aim of building ties of friendship in matters of mutual concern.


City Hall holiday schedule

Folks who have urgent pending business at Chapala City Hall should get on it next week. The municipal government’s regular office hours will be put on stand-by for the Christmas holiday, effective Monday, December 23.


Boy flown to burns unit in Galveston

A seven-year-old boy from Tlajomulco who was seriously burned in a fire at his home on December 17 has been airlifted to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas, thanks to the intervention of a well-known Mexican charity.


Tradition rules in lakeside Posada celebrations

While wrapped in modern-day secular glitter, Christmas festivities in the Lake Chapala area still center on long-held customs that put the nativity story in sharp focus. For village children a big feature of the holiday season is taking part in Las Posadas, the neighborhood processions held from December 16 through Christmas Eve as living representations of the Holy Family’s search for lodging in Bethlehem.


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