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Oakland A’s, Mesa eager for team’s spring training return to city

Hohokam Stadium and Fitch Park are nearing the end of renovations as preparations are made for the return of Oakland Athletics, the Major League Baseball team that once held spring training in Mesa back in the 1970s.

Sun Valley High School in Mesa remembers beloved teacher

Mesa’s Sun Valley High School is mourning the loss of a beloved friend after teacher Marcus Reid was killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this month. Students and faculty at the school worked together to plan funeral services for the man who had no legal family but counted his peers and students as such.

Gilbert group raising funds for Vietnam Wall replica

Gilbert-based veterans group is working to build a smaller version of one of the nation’s most recognizable memorials in the town.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill closing in Mesa

Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill will close its Mesa location and move to a new spot in Phoenix.

Letter: Not enough details on Queen Creek school bond, override

Vote no on the Queen Creek School District bond and budget override. The district and bond backers are telling voters that the amount of the bond is $80 million. That is a huge number and they have provided almost no details about the expenditures. They have also failed to disclose what the bond would cost during its life. What interest rate(s) will be paid? Where will the funds come from to pay the interest and principal? Will there be yet another bond to pay for this one? The cost for $80 million of debt for 30 years will be somewhere in the vicinity of an additional $63 million at the current bond rate published on the TreasuryDirect.gov website. The voters are not getting the whole story, vote no to out-of-control real estate taxes!