Visitors to Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary are surprised to see a blonde Labrador/Golden Retriever dog walking down the hallways, attended by Principal Cheryl Greene and greeted by name by students.
The True Life Company has been handed two aggravated fines of $500 each for failing to address blight on the defunct Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, and city Councilman Sal DiCiccio wants the developer to clean up the site.
As Ahwatukee’s eyes in the sky, Tom Sanfilippo keeps one on history and one on the future.
City Councilman Sal DiCiccio has warned that Phoenix residents could see significant property and other tax increases – or face service cuts – in the budget being prepared for the 2018-19 fiscal year that begins July 1 and has called for a curtailment in light-rail expansion plans.
City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and a half dozen Ahwatukee citizens last week stepped up a concerted effort to uncover the mystery behind the expensive spikes in scores of water meter readings in the community.
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Typically the domain of retail chains and department stores, Chandler Fashion Center recently welcomed Malani World Mercato, an Indian bazaar-style store that offers shoppers a unique global experience.
By his own account, Patrick MacQueen’s career for a while was kind of like a character in a John Grisham novel.
- Vaughan resigns as Mountain Pointe football head coach
- Anti-freeway fight appears dead after court rejects appeal
- DiCiccio’s water meter task force picks up steam
- Ahwatukee Kiwanis in dire straits for foster kid’s gift drive
- Kyrene board okays $6.09 million for a pre-K-to-8th grade campus
- County probing foul air complaints in Ahwatukee
- Rescue crews are close by when South Mountain hikers are injured
- Sky’s the limit for Ahwatukee’s freeway aerial historian
- Thunder cross-country team makes a national statement
- Foothills Nutcracker subject of documentary
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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is working with a private Mexican developer to create a 360-acre mixed-use business park adjacent to the airport that could turn into a preeminent destination for American exporters by bringing Mexican customs officers to the East Valley.
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The two words appeared everywhere last week in the days surrounding Sept. 11, the phrase offered like a magical incantation meant to conjure a sense of reverence in the writer or speaker, reader or listener.
One year ago, Clate Mask, co-founder and CEO of Infusionsoft, delivered a powerful keynote message at the East Valley Partnership Economic Forum.
The first time someone ever mailed me a swastika was back in my New Jersey days, when I made a full-time living peddling opinions in newsprint. Some members of the Aryan Nation announced an upcoming rally to protest gay rights and, to honor the event, I explained that Neo-Nazism seemed to me like a disease begging to be cured at the business end of a Louisville Slugger.
I have been in a blue funk since the Charlottesville uprising. I have been in this kind of funk too many times now because if in fact Black Lives Matter, how do we explain and morally and spiritually reconcile the deaths of Tamir Rice holding a toy gun (2014), of Jordan Davis playing music t…
It was a massive rowhouse fire on a tight street in Trenton, New Jersey, a block of older houses connected by a common attic and burning like kindling, that taught me a cardinal rule of journalism. This was 23 years ago, so some nuances have faded, but I remember word-for-word the question from our newspaper’s hard-ass publisher.
The neurosurgeon speaking about the glioblastoma assailing Sen. John McCain described this form of brain tumor using terms like “aggressive” and “relentless,” a warrior force that can be slowed down, stymied for the time being, but never defeated.
Many Ahwatukee residents now believe that not only is the South Mountain Freeway a “done deal” but also that the lawsuit contesting it is over.
Two tales teeming with cruelty happened side by side last week, as if to present an object lesson in human beings’ nearly endless capacity to act without thinking. The second story, the more tragic of the two, filled Wednesday’s newscasts.
If there is one topic that unites Ahwatukee Foothills, it's education – our great schools and how to support them.
When I was a young man growing up in Ahwatukee, I made the typical mistakes young people do.
Four years ago, a group of freshmen joined the Desert Vista High School cross-country team and since then have turned the program into one of the best of its kind in Arizona. Read more
Mountain Pointe High School missed a ticket to the big dance this Saturday in Tucson, where two Chandler Unified School District high school football teams will be vying for the Division 6A state title, but head coach Norris Vaughan is upbeat. Read more
In Grand Canyon University’s first year of eligibility for the Division I NCAA tournament, a former Ahwatukee basketball standout has taken the helm of the school’s women’s basketball team. Read more