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  1. Hi, I bought a new six burner stove... “empotrable” or recessed.  The stove is slightly wider than the old one and a tad higher.  Sooooo, who do I get to install said stove?  Assuming I need an electrician and an albañil... but know zip about such things.  Advice?  Recommendations?  TIA.



  2. Wow, negative negative ... I was so pleased a place could see me and take an X-ray  and care for my aches and pains... Ajijic Clinic Hospital didn’t have a tech on call, they claim 24 hr hospital status.... and their X-ray is old and achy anyway or it was.....  the cost was a bit higher than Ajijic Clinic on past visits.   I for one am thrilled we are getting better medical infrastructure.  

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  3. Well funny....    guess what?   Saturday morning... day before Easter.... I was the first patient (I think) of the new hospital owned by Dr. Carlos Garcia, of Maskaras.  I fell in the night, not gently.  They took an X-ray, put me to bed for a long nap, gave me (non narcotic) pain pills as I am allergic.  Etc.  Very attentive young doctor (she speaks English if you need it).  Lovely staff already working and clearly staffing up.  They are clearly putting all the finishing touches in, and I believe the MRI is installed.  The hospital isn’t huge, and the west wing is for “locales” or shops.  I will see Dr. Gonzalez (he’s good, and been around for many years), the ortho, this week.  I think the cost was $3,500p in total.  The hospital is directly in front of Chula Vista.  I’m sure there will be more news soon.

    So, Santiago Hernandez, looks like Maskaras beat you to the punch.


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    An elderly woman is missing in the Ajijic area.  Her name is Judith Barr and she suffers from dementia. She is wearing a blue shirt and pink baseball cap. She is 82 years old, 5’10 and thin with shoulder length gray hair. Please contact her husband Leo Girard at 3322262200 if located.


    Se busca una señora mayor perdida en Ajijic, que se llama Judith Barr y sufre de pérdida de memoria. Trae puesta una blusa azul y gorra rosa. Tiene 82 años.  Es alta (1.85m) y delgada con cabello gris hasta el hombro. Si alguien la ve comuníquese con su esposo Leo Girard 3322262200 (probablemente sólo hable inglés).

  5. 1 hour ago, JayBearII said:

    My understanding is that I can't buy single-use plastic bags starting Jan. 1. I have already bought 3 large cloth tote bags at WalMart for groceries, so I am all set there. BUT I can't figure out what to do to replace the small clear plastic bags I use for food waste (no disposal possible at our condo) or dog poop (we have a small fenced back yard, and we pick up the poop), OR the plastic trash bin liners, into which we put trash before it goes in the trash cans in our condo trash area. What to do????

    I buy biodegradable plastic poop bags ... suppose you could use them for food waste as well.

  6. On 10/10/2018 at 5:30 PM, RVGRINGO said:

    Probably  because they are within the Guadalajara Metropolitan Zone.  Chapala is not.

    So you are saying that an agreement with Guadalajara covers the entire metro area?  Each, its own municipality... so did each of the five zones sign an agreement with Uber ....  I am well aware that Chapala is its own municipality and does not belong to the metropolitan area, but gee, thanks so much for the heads up.   

  7. Al, interested in the source of your info re the alleged negotiated agreement.  I’ve been reading articles, recent and past, and as well as Semov ....for an hour and find zip about Uber’s (real Uber’s with app etc) agreement not to work lakeside etc.  Also if there is such an agreement, why wouldn’t it cover the five metro areas ( Guad, Zapopan. Tlaquepaque, tonala and Tlajomulco de. Zuniga)?

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  8. 6 hours ago, ComputerGuy said:

    It was "announced" yesterday on a gringo FaceBook page that in two weeks new construction would tear down the tepalo waterfalls and build a development. It was announced today by the muni gov't that no such plans exist or have been shown for permits. So there you go.

    Computer Guy, that is not exactly what was said.  We have a ways to go to determine what may or may not be planned, what may or may not have been agreed to (by Javier? By ?) and must definitely wait to see what both Oscar España says, as well as the colonos etc.  At the moment, although Dionicio Morales has also given us some very good background, we have no transparency.  This government, as often in the past, has not told the public the truth of so many things.   Just as an aside, Chapala, Jocotepec, and Ixtlahuacan are still the three least transparent municipalities in Jalisco.

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  9. We ate there tonight, four of us.  I don’t mind paying these prices if the food is exceptional along with service.  The place is large... with both inside and patio seating, but there was no one eating inside and the patio was packed.  The waitstaff are all nice, but need to be a bit more attentive.  Those kinks will of course work themselves out.

    Meanwhile, the steaks were good, but came very rare and we had to send them back, the hamburger was so so.   The small size Garufa salad (which looked bigger) was 100p for iceberg lettuce, tasteless tomatoes, sautéed onions and a mostly tasteless vinegary dressing.  We were surprised, (but shouldn’t have been) when we got the bill to see a charge for each iced tea...a narrow glass of watered down iced tea for 38p.  We also had to ask for water.  Oh, the creamed spinach though was yummy!  And I hate spinach!

    We spent an average of 750p each.  A lot for mediocre food.  BTW this Garufa is indeed part of the Garufa chain.  The manager confirmed that to me...  they are in Zacatecas, San Miguel, El Paso, Aguascalientes and not sure where else.  We’ll stick to Tango for Argentinian.


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  10. Hi all, a friend of mine is an investment/money advisor in Florida.  The bank that Ms. Vollmer had some of her accounts in, has not heard from her for a very very long time.  She lived here in Ajijic, and would be about 92 years old.  They called her old local number but were told she no longer lived there.  Someone mentioned that they thought she had gone into a nursing home, but that’s not confirmed.  There is an address in Atlantic Beach, Florida,  but no telephone number associated.

    So, if anyone knows what has happened to Jacqueline Vollmer I’d be grateful if you could let me know.  If she is here, and still living, can you let her know that her investment bank, Fidelity, is looking for her.

    Many many thanks.


  11. 4 hours ago, lloyd520 said:

    As a registered pharmacist I thought I would give you the facts.  You might find it difficult to get lorazepam (Xanax) or lorazepam (Ativan) in Mexico or in the US.

    Both are controlled in Mexico and in US.  Lorazepam comes in 0.25, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0mg.  Alprazolam comes in 0.25, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0mg. Just FYI




    Yes, as lloyd520 said alprazolam is generic Xanax.  Googling that in both Spanish and English :

    Brands: Xanax, Alprazolam Intensol, and Xanax XR
    Availability: Prescription needed
    Pregnancy: Consult a doctor
    Alcohol: Avoid. Very serious interactions can occur
    Drug class: Benzodiazepine

    And Joco69 it is very difficult to find pharmacies today that will sell controlled substances over the counter.  Just try to buy them at Farmacia Guadalajara or Cristina, or other reputable pharmacies without an RX and tell us what happened.  There are of course those pharmacies that will sell and get away with it.  I use Lorazepam for sleep and get a scrip from my doctor every few months.  


  12. No, they are two separate businesses.  It looks like Traitte delivers mostly fast food, while Lakeside Food Delivery has a number of full service restaurants... including Gossips, El Merendero, CocinArt, Emma’s Deli, Forest Grill, Bruno’s etc. They are fast and efficient.  Look up Lakeside Food Delivery on Facebook for their contact information.

  13. This was a post on Inside Lakeside re Lisa J

    Just received an email from Lisa Jorgenson. She is giving us a last chance for an annual subscription for the Chapala Reporter for $45 per Year. It is going up to $60.

    The Guadalajara Reporter charges $30 US per year and each week they usually have 28 or 32 pages.

    How many pages does the Chapala Reporter have per week? I understand perhaps one or two, but not weekly but occasionally. Please correct me if I am wrong. I would love to see what she writes. But I am not going to pay $45 or $60 to find out. I would be happy to pay for one issue so that I could see. but I have never seen that available unless you sign up for a year.”

    And this is her salacious article:

    "Vista Alegre Condominium President Kills Neighbor
    Published on May 30, 2018 in News/Safety-Crime by LCR Staff
    A tragic incident occurred Tuesday morning in Ajijic. Walter Latham, president of the Vista Alegre condominium development, shot his neighbor to death. Antonio Novoa Rosas, 39, was killed as he was visiting Latham’s house to complain about Latham’s actions as president, involving Novoa’s dogs.

    Latham, a self-proclaimed karate expert and former bouncer, shot Novoa in the chest with a shotgun as the two became involved in a heated argument. Novoa, 39, had suffered from post traumatic epilepsy for the past 18 years.

    Latham’s legitimacy to serve as president was an issue in his recent election due to his assault and battery of a 65-year-old man a few years ago. At that time, Latham was fined and sent to jail, but somehow served only one day for an injury that sent the senior to the hospital. Latham was elected despite of the incident, with a large number of votes coming from Vista Alegre developers.

    Latham remains jailed.

    Funeral arrangements for Novoa remain unsettled due to forensic investigations, which should be completed in the next few days."

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  14. Paty Muñoz at PATRISS.   Pink awning on the west side of Encarnacion Rosas, two doors down from the tienda on the corner of Guadalupe Victoria  and Encarnacion Rosas.  Stylist/Colorist.

    ‭(331) 756-7345‬

    She has done my cut and color for years.   And I’m a bit adventurous.  But if you say “cut the ends, and no more than 1/4 inch” she will do exactly what you asked for, 1/4”.  Or if you ask for a specific color you will get the specific color.  

    Paty is talented, creative, attentive ... and there isn’t a lot of noise since she is a one person salon.  I had tried Paty on Galeana, Susana, Yoli, Edith... and a few more.  

    She also does manicures and pedicures.... 



  15. 21 hours ago, Figoush said:

    I need pounds.  I would trade pesos, US or Euros for them.  I know I worded it awkwardly.  But thanks for the tip.

    Won’t be home til next Wednesday... but I offered 14 pounds for sale a few weeks ago.  Still have them if you can wait til I get back.  I think that’s about 350p give or take.

  16. I am visiting my sister in Ajijic.  Haven’t been here for a few years.  This afternoon we saw five trucks of Federales going west on the highway through the village.  All in black with balaclavas.  Wow.  And then a State police truck went past, one street below.  

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