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Scottsdale Briefs: County schedules insect fogging

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Posted: Friday, August 1, 2008 9:47 pm | Updated: 11:29 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Maricopa County is scheduled to begin fogging for mosquito control in Scottsdale from about 10 p.m. today through 5 a.m. Sunday.

Insect fogging slated for south Scottsdale

Maricopa County is scheduled to begin fogging for mosquito control in Scottsdale from about 10 p.m. today through 5 a.m. Sunday.

The area to be fogged is from McKellips Road north to McDowell Road, and Scottsdale Road east to 87th Way, just west of Loop 101.

The fogging is done to control mosquitoes and prevent the spread of the West Nile virus carried by the insects.

Brian Powell, (480) 970-2341

Chef to teach dog owners recipes for their pooches

Professional chef Bradford Hart, who created Golden Rule dog food, will teach how to make your own recipes for your dog's meals and doggie treats in a free dog food cookoff 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oh My Dog boutique, 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Suites 8 and 9, Scottsdale.

Samples will be available for dogs and humans. For information, call (480) 970-1894 or go to

City Desk, (480) 970-2330

City pools host events for Water Safety Day

Scottsdale's Aquatics and Fire departments invite residents to join them for Water Safety Day 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at all four city pools.

The event is part of marking August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month. Water Safety Day is free and open to the public at Eldorado, Chaparral, Cactus and McDowell Mountain Ranch pools.

Participants of all ages are invited to learn the ABCs of water safety through games and activities.

Lifeguards, working with firefighters, will offer rescue demonstrations at all pools starting at 2:30 p.m.

For information on water safety, visit

City Desk, (480) 970-2330

Police unit provides mental illness courses for families

The Scottsdale Police Department's Crisis Intervention Services will host a comprehensive family-to-family education program designed to inform those who have loved ones who suffer from mental illness.

The program, provided by the Arizona affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is a free series of 12 weekly classes and will be held each Wednesday at Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

The course will be co-facilitated by family members who have lived the experience of mental illness in their own families and have been trained to provide other families with information, insight, understanding and tools for empowerment and self-care.

Advance registration for the courses is required. For information, call (480) 308-0786.

Mike Sakal, (480) 970-2324

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