Weeks after an accident on Pecos Road that left a 59-year-old bicyclist dead and hundreds of people questioning the safety of the intersection, the 24-year-old driver in the case was arrested and booked on charges of manslaughter.
Aging is inevitable and wonderful! As baby boomers race into their Golden Years, the nation — and our housing industry — face big changes. According to a Census Bureau figures, about 38 percent of U.S. households presently are headed by someone over the age of 55. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) forecasts that figure will jump to 45 percent in the next five years.
Many of America’s great national parks are bunched across the Southwest, and, although they are open year-round, most visitors still arrive in the summer months when kids are off from school and vacations are in full swing.
This year the Loop 202 took one step closer toward construction and the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce expanded its services to local businesses, but the big headlines in Ahwatukee Foothills revolved around the closed Lakes Golf Course.
Filling the walls of Jerry and Dorothy Sidwell’s retirement apartment are dozens of celebrity photos — a shrine to Hollywood past. Dorothy flips an album to a picture of herself and middle-aged Elizabeth Taylor. Jerry flips the TV to a mock interview between himself and a fully-haired Bruce Willis.
Another tragedy has come to pass on Pecos Road and this time it happened at 17th Avenue (actually the second fatality there). One of the less busy intersections along Pecos Road, it still sees its share of cyclists as they come into the last stretch of their ride before turning around and heading back eastbound.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is misleading the public by neglecting to mention dangerous aspects of the proposed South Mountain Freeway. Creating a truck route along Pecos Road will be disastrous for the air quality of the adjacent neighborhoods and schools. As a family nurse practitioner I am well aware of the prevalence of severe asthma and allergies among the Valley’s population. Asthma is the number one reason for school absences. Building another freeway near schools and homes will increase the pollution, escalating rates of asthma and other cardiopulmonary illnesses, thus impacting the health of all and education of our children.
Despite overwhelmingly recognizing the risks of drowsy driving, recent data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) shows that nearly three in 10 drivers have reported driving dangerously drowsy within the last month. Though that may surprise you, it shouldn’t. Recent traffic fatality statistics show that fatigue-related traffic deaths are much higher than originally thought. In fact, AAAFTS reports that over 20 percent — one in five — fatal crashes in the United States involve a drowsy driver. This is ten-fold higher than the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) previously conservative estimate of just over two percent during 2005 to 2009.
There are numerous ways to make money like investing in the stock market, in real estate, money lending, engaging in small business or big venture, and a million ways more. A decision to invest in any product whether real estate or stocks needs to be an educated decision based on a long-term financial strategy rather than an emotional decision based on speculation. My personal choice is land because of practical reasons.
Despite making strides in reducing the number of teen driver deaths in recent years, the sad fact is that motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death for teenagers. The statistics remain sobering. According to data from the Arizona Department of Transportation, over three teen lives were lost every month over the last seven years.
Several volunteers from Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children took the opportunity to voice their concerns about the South Mountain Freeway during the Phoenix City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Members of the non-profit group PARC (Protecting Arizona Resources and Children) will make a series of three-minute presentations to the Phoenix City Council at the Oct. 1 meeting during the time for Citizen Comments, starting at 2:45 p.m.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle deaths for children age 12 and under have dropped by approximately 43 percent over the last decade. Despite this positive news, the fact remains that car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children.
There are 49 new homes proposed for a subdivision at the western end of Ahwatukee Foothills, but if the South Mountain Freeway is built as currently proposed, all of those lots will need to be purchased by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
It took all of two seconds for me to lose any enthusiasm for the “Expendables 3,” and an additional three seconds to realize how stupid the additional two-plus more hours of screen time would be. It came from on-screen text to inform the audience the train they’re seeing on screen is an “armored prison transport,” which is made quite clear once star Sylvester Stallone and his compatriots start shooting the heck out of that thing. What that reveals is a supercilious attitude of the audience's ability to decipher the action on screen – a habit the filmmakers fall back on repeatedly – and an overarching inability to do something interesting with staid material.
Going back to school is a hectic time for families; juggling supply lists and schedules is enough to make any parent frazzled. It’s easy to understand how safety may sometimes take a backseat during these preparations. As a leader in traffic safety, AAA suggests all families take this important quiz to brush up on their knowledge to ensure a safe start to the school year.