Mayor Greg Stanton is one of nine mayors who recently signed a letter to congressional leaders urging them to craft legislation to safeguard against the Supreme Court’s ruling that exempts certain companies from paying for insurance coverage of some contraception methods.
(L-R) Exchange students "Angel" Yu Ping Ding, "Melody" Hong Yu Ting, Mountain Pointe student Mercedes Gutierrez and "Alex" Lu Jui Chi light sparklers during the Halloween, Independence Day and New Years celebration for Phoenix Sister Cities at an Arcadia home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
(L-R) Exchange students "Angel" Yu Ping Ding, "Melody" Hong Yu Ting, Mountain Pointe student Mercedes Gutierrez, "Alex" Lu Jui Chi and Emily Rauch light sparklers during the Halloween, Independence Day and New Years celebration for Phoenix Sister Cities at an Arcadia home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
After living in Arizona my entire life and having been around and working with Arizona sheriffs like Cochise County sheriffs Jimmy Willson and Larry Dever, Coconino County Sheriff Joe Richards and Maricopa County Sheriff Jerry Hill, and even Joe Arpaio on one of his good days, it’s hard to imagine the new face of Arizona sheriffs is Pinal County “Sheriff Underpants” Paul Babeu.
Chandler resident John Anderson has always had an appreciation for the Old West. It stems from his relation to a Los Angeles policeman named James Woodard, who happened to be friends with famous Western lawman Wyatt Earp.
Inner Vision Yoga recently announced a workshop for women interested in a natural approach to their labor and birth experience. The Labor and Birth workshop will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Inner Vision’s Chandler studio, 1949 W. Ray Road, on the southeast corner of Dobson Road. Advance registration is $45 per couple or $55 at the door.
Seattle Sounders' Brad Evans, a Mountain Pointe gradaute, missed out on this year's World Cup. While disappointed his career is hardly over and has had other highlights during his time with the MLS like playing against former Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham.
Have you ever wondered why some butterflies have iridescent blue-black wings and a taste that’s repulsive to birds and other predators? Ron Rutowski, a Tempe resident and biology professor at Arizona State University since 1976, has too — actually, he’s spent years and traveled extensively throughout North and Central America and Australia, studying the ways color is produced, employed and perceived in the animal kingdom, particularly on ways insects use color as a visual signal and how it’s interpreted by their compound eyes.
When my father Ira Fulton was just 12 years old, his father stood him in front of a mirror and said, “Ira, this is your competition. Don’t compare yourself to others; just compare yourself with you.” Years later, my father would repeat this scenario, but now he was the father and I was the mirror image.
The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is set to host the annual Willie Low Invitational, honoring the late Willie Low, one of the Valley’s top golf professionals for nearly half a century. Started in 1969, the event has showcased the talents of junior golfers from across the state. Past winners have included two-time PGA TOUR champion Billy Mayfair and Ted Purdy.
It’s always been my personal opinion that Walt Disney’s 1959 “Sleeping Beauty” should have been titled, “Maleficent.” After all, she gets more screen time than Princess Aurora, she’s a more interesting character, and she’s the one you want to dress up as for Halloween. So why does Sleeping Blandness get the title role? It’s nice to see Maleficent finally get top billing in a movie after all these years, even if the movie itself is only so-so.
So what hasn’t been done in sports films? The genre has tapped everything from outfield angels to trained chimpanzees and dogs, so what’s left? What about a true story of cricket pitchers from India brought to America to learn baseball while fish-out-of-water wackiness ensues? And there you have Million Dollar Arm, Disney’s lame attempt to retry on their decades old Cool Runnings formula.