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Ahwatukee bike shop Cactus Bike, Landis Cyclery, Trek Bicycles of West Phoenix and Bicycles of Phoenix have collaborated together on a free bicycling app. The app, called My City Bikes, was designed to help make a positive change in the health and well-being of Valley residents.
Jordan is an adorable 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier who wins the hearts of everyone he comes in contact with, humans and canines alike. Jordan likes to be held and enjoys warming laps; add belly rubs to the mix and you will have one happy dog on your hands. He loves to play and if it involves tennis balls, he will play fetch for hours. Jordan loves being outside; he’ll stand facing the sun with the wind in his face. Walks are huge on his list, which isn’t a problem because he has impeccable leash manners and does great during car rides. You’d never know Jordan is deaf and probably has been for a long time, for it doesn’t stop him from enjoying each day to the fullest. This smart guy is doing great learning sign language — he’s already mastered sit, down and will come in from outside when you flick a light on and off. He is also house-trained. Jordan is the perfect package — a fun, affectionate, easygoing dog with a big personality. If interested in learning more about Jordan, please fill out an application at www.azrescue.org.
After a thief made off with her bicycle, Becca Mercer needed a way to get around Arizona State University’s Tempe campus during the spring semester of 2014.
“22 Jump Street” just might be the most self-aware sequel ever made, including “Muppets Most Wanted” where there was an entire song about doing a sequel. Nick Offerman’s Deputy Chief Hardy tells returning stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum that nobody cared about the Jump Street reboot. Against all the odds, though, it ended up being a success. Now expectations are high and the program has been doubled in budget. It’s also been moved across the street from 21 Jump Street to 22 Jump Street. In another couple years, it will likely be moved back across the street next door at 23 Jump Street.
With summer just around the corner, most of us are dreaming of our long-awaited vacations.
Annalisa is a beautiful 1-year-old Sharpei with great markings and a great personality. This charming, sweet, affectionate girl loves attention from people, big and small, and is very willing to trade kisses for kisses. Annalisa enjoys snuggling with or napping next to you. She knows basic commands such as sit and takes treats very gently from your hand. She can also drink water straight from a bottle. Show Annalisa a toy box and she’ll get right to work carrying each toy into a different area of the house. Annalisa likes to fetch tennis balls, play with rope toys, and gnaw on bones. One of her favorite games is playing with a running water hose — she’ll jump into the spray, chase the water, and after the water is shut off, she’ll paw at the hose trying to get the water to reappear.
Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!
Although aggressive driving is a significant contributor to traffic fatalities, attempts to address this problem have not led to a significant reduction in aggressive driving-related fatalities. Understanding the reasons of aggressive driving and how to stop this could help increase traffic safety.
Sugar is a fitting name for this affectionate, energetic, 4-year-old Boxer with the big, brown eye patch. Forget about proper introductions because as soon as she sees you she can barely contain her excitement that she has just found her long lost friend and someone who will most certainly become her life-long friend. Sugar is very friendly with people and absolutely loves attention, sitting and leaning against people until they acknowledge her with a pet or a hug. Sugar is quite the lap dog and is always happy to lounge on your lap; don’t be surprised if she rolls over on her back — it’s her way of inviting you to give her a good satisfying chest and belly rub. Sugar will show her gratitude for your petting, hugging, and belly rubs by giving you big, sloppy kisses with her lightning fast tongue for as long as you’ll accept them. Sometimes she’ll place her paws on each side of your shoulders to give you a hug back. Sugar loves rawhide bones, tug-of-war, playing with your shoestrings, and engaging in a good game of fetch. She has a look of such pride when she carries a tennis ball around in her mouth. Sugar loves being outside where she can walk, run, play tag, wrestle, explore, roll around in the grass, and inspect all bushes and trees. Sugar rides well in the car but is still fine-tuning her leash manners. Since she is such a strong, energetic gal, Sugar needs a person who will guide her and lead her. Sugar is also looking for a workout buddy who she can regularly walk, jog, or hike with. She loves playing with dogs her size or larger, engaging them in games of chase, wrestling matches, and even sharing a stick or a ball. Sugar isn’t quite sure how to play with smaller dogs and can be a bit too much for them at times. If you’re just as excited to meet Sugar as she is to meet you, please fill out an application for her today at www.azrescue.org.
Do you hike, bike, run, ride or just enjoy South Mount Park trails? If you do, be on the lookout for the inconsiderate “hiker” who thinks it is funny to intentionally place large rocks and even small boulders directly on the trails in strategic locations such as downhill or uphill slopes or very narrow single path trails. My only thought is they are doing this to intentionally hurt someone. It is not funny; it is against the law! This would be akin to placing rocks and boulders in a roadway trying to get cars to run into them and intentionally hurt someone.
The Horizon Honors baseball team packed up its equipment bags after a day of hard work on the diamond in preparation for a game the next day.
Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.
Perkins is a 9-year-old Beagle, who is a little taller than most Beagles. He is very active and enjoys playing ball and tug of war. He loves car rides and long walks. He is doggie door trained, but will also tell you when he needs to go outside. He does need to be fed in a crate or separately from other dogs because he is very serious about meal times. Perkins gets along well with other dogs and loves lots of affection.
When Aaron Paul received the script for "Need for Speed," he had very little interest in even reading the story, let alone taking a starring a role in the movie.
It takes a lot for a film based on a video game to impress a crowd these days, given the dazzling advancements in gaming technology. But "Need for Speed," based on the hit EA Entertainment racing game that's sold 150 million units, could now drive some of that success toward the box office.
Violet is a 1-year-old Cairn Terrier who loves everyone she meets. As a matter of fact, to get someone’s attention, she has the very cute habit of standing up and waving her front legs at them. She uses this tactic when asking for treats as well. Violet loves being with her people, especially if it involves sitting in your lap or being held in your arms. Scratch Violet behind her ears and watch her eyes close in pure ecstasy. In response to your affections, Violet snuggles even closer and offers happy doggie kisses. In addition to snuggling, other activities popular with Violet include playing with toys, other dogs, and playful kitties; going on walks; riding in cars; shopping in local pet supply stores; and hanging out with us humans at the local café.
The W.P. Carey School of Business’ February housing report reveals that new home sales are showing the largest percentage price increase in all three measures over the last year for the greater Phoenix area.
Spring is our busiest seasons in real estate. One of the top reasons is because parents often want to buy a new home and move after the kids are out of school and before they start the new school year. A question I hear often is, “How do I make this move easy on the kids?” Moving is stressful enough for adults, add in children who don’t understand the process, the reasons and all they know is it is going to be different, and it can make things a little more challenging. Here are some ways to relieve the stress, and dare I say, get them excited about the move.
Regarding “Drive with consideration on Pecos Road” by David Daggett (AFN, Feb. 12): AMEN, AMEN, AMEN! Daggett hits it right on the head. The south Phoenix Autobahn, otherwise known as Pecos Road, is full of people each morning who are on their way to events infinitely more important than the rest of us.
Sali is a super sweet, easygoing, 1-year-old Terrier/Dachshund mix with a smile that goes from ear to ear. A word of warning, her smile is contagious – you’ll soon find yourself smiling once in Sali’s presence! Sali’s favorite way to greet you is to employ the stop, flop, and roll maneuver with the full expectation that she will receive belly rubs. Sometimes, she’ll get in a few doggie kisses before she employs the maneuver. Sali loves laps and will sit in yours for hours. Sali also enjoys being held. Some of Sali’s other favorite activities include eating, car rides, and walks. Good thing she likes walks so much considering how fond she is of her food! Sali does well on a leash and is just now discovering the joy of toys!
What has three wheels, an enclosed seating area, a steering wheel, pedals and safety belts?
Let’s face it, there’s a lot of financial risk involved when you drive a car. You could cause an accident or be the victim of an accident. You could veer off the road and hit a utility pole or strike a large animal. Or you could be hit by a driver who doesn’t have insurance.
Well it’s January, which means two things. First, we’re going to get another found footage movie about demonic possession, i.e. “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.” Second, we’re going to get another mediocre movie starring Ice Cube. Just like “Next Friday,” “Torque,” “Are We There Yet?” and “First Sunday,” “Ride Along” is a film you’ll completely forget about after one viewing. It’s a shame Ice Cube keeps getting saddled with these thankless roles, as he can be an appealing screen presence. Hopefully he’ll be put to better use when “22 Jump Street” comes out.
Regarding a recent AAA Arizona “Texting while driving is an increasing problem” article it says, “Nine in 10 Americans believe distracted driving is a much bigger problem today.” I agree, and something needs to be done. Texting while driving endangers the driver and the people around them, and causes the driver to be “engaged in additional dangerous behaviors behind the wheel.”