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1. On Sept. 1 at 7:47 a.m. police took a report of a hit-and-run accident in the 4800 block of East Pima Canyon.
I was giving a short tour to a colleague from California recently. We drove down Rio Salado Parkway and Apache Boulevard, went past Arizona State University and the Biodesign Institute, stopped at Tempe Town Lake and strolled down Mill Avenue. I showed him the projects under way and described those planned. At the end of an hour he turned to me and said, “Wow! You really like your community.”
When East Valley residents are looking for a brief getaway to decompress and escape the sweltering summer heat, they usually turn their eyes northward to the cooler climes of Prescott, Flagstaff or the Mogollon Rim. However, they’re doing themselves a disservice if they chose to ignore our neighbor to the south.
Residents, please make sure your license plate bulbs are fresh and working properly, OK? The DUI task force in Tempe is not there to protect and serve. They are there to cold-call for their very lucrative business. It is ridiculous. I know three designated drivers who were completely sober who were in handcuffs over the weekend. A couple of them even blew 0.00. One of them caught the whole incident on video and the cop wouldn’t let him go until he erased the video (he waited and watched him do it before he would let him go).
Arizona State University. Mill Avenue. Arizona Mills and Tempe Marketplace. These are some of the places and institutions most associated with Tempe today. While ASU and Mill Avenue both have deep roots in our town’s history, there is much more history to this desert city than we see at first glance.
City of Phoenix offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
Mill Avenue from Fifth Street is shown in this 1955 photo taken by Art Clark. [Courtesy Tempe History Museum]
The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, the state’s oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter, is raising funds to give more homeless pets a second chance with its Walk to Save Animals event.
1. On Aug. 12 at 1:34 p.m. police took an assault report in the 5100 block of East Piedmont Road.
Tempe is one of the nation's top best college towns, according to Liveability.com.
Storm damage at South Mountain Park has caused the city to close the Central Avenue entrance to the park indefinitely.
1. On July 28 at 1:14 p.m. police took a report of a hit-and-run accident in the 4900 block of East Ray Road.
That is the “64 dollar” question and to help arrive at the answer here are some facts: Gee’s corporation (Bixby Village Golf Course, Inc.) paid $4 million in June of 2006 for The Lakes at Ahwatukee. The course contains approximately 100 acres. So the cost per acre was $40,000.
1. On July 21 at 8:15 p.m. police took an attempted shoplifting report in the 4000 block of East Chandler Boulevard.
Authorities say a worker has died after being electrocuted in Chandler Friday night.
For the second time in less than a decade a judge has ordered state health officials to surrender detailed records of incidents where people who are mentally ill have died while in state care.
While the summer heat is on in the Valley of the Sun, PARC (Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children) remains on “Active Duty” and is maintaining its watch over the proposed Loop 202 project, preparing for the release of the FEIS (Final Environmental Impact Statement) due later this year.
The city of Phoenix Water Services Department and its contractor, Sellers & Sons, will begin installing a 12-inch waterline on Monday, July 14. Crews will start on Desert Foothills Parkway in the northbound lanes and then proceed east in the two eastbound lanes of Chandler Boulevard to 19th Way. The work will then move north on 19th Way toward the booster pump station near the end of the road.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring 20 local artists, Pineapple Triangle’s “AZ Wear That You Care” shopping event will play host to a variety of hand-crafted jewelry and clothing for all ages this weekend.
Leah Henthorne, 13, was a mere spectator to one of Copperstar Repertory Company’s shows three years ago.