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1. On July 7 at 4:10 a.m., police took a report of a weapons violation in the 5100 block of East Ray Road.
It’s time to discuss the nightmare I experienced in the late ’80s, early ’90s. We were drawn to Ahwatukee in 1983 by a billboard near Elliot Road and Interstate 10, featuring large cutouts of a tennis player and golfer and much ado about what was offered here. Perfect. Our retirement dreams come true. We bought a house that day on Cheyenne Drive. Two lovely golf courses with club houses, restaurants, pro shops — clothes, equipment, gifts, etc. AND 14 lighted tennis courts, a center court with patio seating, club house with showers, locker rooms, lavatories, pro shop with clothes, tennis equipment, etc., located at the corner of 48th Street and Warner Road.
1. On July 1 at 7:20 a.m. police took an assault report in the 16000 block of South Desert Foothills Parkway.
I nearly fell out of my chair laughing the other morning when I read the headlines that Pulte was offering a $1 million incentive for the other golf course fix-up. Pulte doesn‘t have a clue. It’s not just about the GOLF! It’s about the open space. That’s what we want to preserve in Ahwatukee. We don’t have enough and if we build 200-300 homes near Warner Road and 44th Street, that is not creating more open space!
After signing a letter of intent to be acquired by Arizona State University, one of the state’s top business schools faces a hurdle that has hindered it in the past.
In the midst of a more than 50-year relationship, Arizona PBS’ connection with Arizona State University has grown enough to make it one of the largest of its kind in the world, which is expected to benefit students and viewers alike.
I received the form to sign if I approve of Pulte’s plan for building on the land that had been reserved for a golf course and that now sits vacant. The plan looks decent and should please the surrounding homeowners, as much as anything is able to do so considering they paid a premium to live off of a golf course. I actually signed the form, but I’m not mailing it until I receive an answer “in writing” to a very important question.
1. On June 20 at 12:40 p.m. police took a report of a traffic accident with serious injuries in the 3800 block of East Mountain Sky Avenue.
Editor’s note: This is the final in a two-part series on the history of the Ahwatukee streets.
While the Fourth of July is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and socializing with neighbors, local animal experts warn to leave the furry family members at home.
In the beginning there was dirt — and roads that were mere afterthoughts of other East Valley cities. For the most part, they didn’t lead to much of anywhere, as they dustily meandered west toward South Mountain.
I nearly fell out of my chair laughing this morning when I read the headlines that Pulte was offering a $1 million incentive for the other golf course. Pulte doesn‘t have a clue. It’s not just about the golf! It’s about the open space. That’s what we want to preserve in Ahwatukee. We don’t have enough, and if we build 200-300 homes near Warner and 44th Street, that is not creating more open space!
Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation generated by the Save the Lakes group related to the closed Ahwatukee Lakes golf course. It is time to set the record straight on what currently appears to be the sole solution on a sustainable use for the second life of the former Lakes golf course:
1. On June 16 at 10:20 a.m., police took a possession of dangerous drugs report in the 4900 block of East Elliot Road.
In the foreground of this 1983 photo, a dusty Ray Road dead-ends at Pima Ranch outbuildings. The buildings stood on the future Mountain Park Ranch about a quarter-mile west of 48th Street. The ranch took its name from a street that was subsequently rechristened for an early East Valley farm family. [Submitted photo]
1. On June 9 at 2 a.m., police took a criminal damage report in the 4100 block of East Monte Way.
1. On June 2 at 12:40 a.m. police took a shoplifting report in the 3600 block of East Ray Road.
Identity theft. Two words that all of us are becoming increasingly aware of with each passing day.
Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!
1. On May 25 at 2 a.m. police took a theft report in the 16700 block of South 22nd Street.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center at Ray Road and 48th Street is heading into another stage of transformation with Barnes and Noble closing its doors on Aug. 2.
1. On May 19 at 2:50 a.m. police took a domestic violence assault report in the 8800 block of South Pointe Parkway.
WASHINGTON — When World War I began in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed U.S. neutrality. Then in 1917, he sent U.S. troops to Europe. After the war, he worked to create a lasting peace, and in 1919, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Michael Trifari has spent years in the restaurant industry working for corporations, travelling to different franchises and consulting those in the quick-service industry, but after trying Firehouse Subs and hearing about an opportunity to open a store in Ahwatukee Foothills, he decided to get off the road and take on ownership for himself.
Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course owner Wilson Gee committed an array of errors in his Guest Commentary “An apology and the future of Ahwatukee Lakes” which appeared in the May 21 edition of the Ahwatukee Foothills News. Please allow me to correct the record.