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The driveway that came with the 1921 Craftsman-style house that David Ulick bought five years ago was the original concrete one, marred by cracks and with tree roots starting to break through.
This undated photo provided by Busk & Associates Inc. shows a living driveway. In Naples, Fla., landscape architect W. Christian Busk installs “living driveways,” which feature real grass interspersed among pavers, which reduces heat and glare and provides some drainage. (AP Photo/ Busk & Associates, Inc., W. Christian Busk Landscape Architect, Inc.)
The Valley of the Sun United Way is expecting at least 500 homeless guests to find aid and assistance at its Project Connect event Thursday, July 18, and is hoping its own volunteers will find a home as well: in the hearts of the guests they aid.
An eclectic group of four Valley women, the Heady Hoop Tribe aims to inspire others in the Phoenix area through the creative power of modern hoop dance.
Valley of the Sun United Way and Mesa United Way are partnering for a special Project Connect event April 11 at Broadway Christian Church, 7335 E. Broadway Road, Mesa.
Without a place to live, and carrying little more than a small bag of clothes, Jennifer Allanson rode the free Orbit bus in Tempe, unsure of where she would turn to next.
The City of Mesa is among local municipalities looking for volunteers to literally hit the streets to help the less fortunate this month.
Three acoustic guitar players spread out along Mill Avenue and strummed melodies Friday night. In most aspects, it was a typical weekend night for the buskers, but this time they didn’t have to compete with amplified bands or drumming to be heard.
A New Leaf, which provides shelter and behavioral health services for children and families in need, is accepting donations of nonperishable food and grocery gift cards through July. Donations will be distributed to La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter, the East Valley Men’s Center Shelter, and Faith House and Autumn House domestic violence shelters and youth residential programs.
A New Leaf is moving forward with the La Mesita Project, an affordable, supportive housing initiative in Mesa that will include 80 mixed-use apartments and 16 emergency homeless shelter units with onsite services, community space and light-rail transportation adjacent to the property.
Mesa is kicking off its sixth-annual hydration donation campaign on Monday to provide water to the homeless and unsheltered. The city asks residents to donate water at several locations through Sept. 14. The United Food Bank will distribute the water to several nonprofits. More than 220,000 bottles were donated last year.
As American flags are removed from the graves of military veterans and fallen heroes in the weeks following Memorial Day, a set of keys was handed this week to an organization that helps veterans who are down on their luck.
Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman will participate in the Lodestar Home Run on Sunday at the Phoenix Zoo to bring attention to the issue of homelessness in the Valley. This year’s honorary chair, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is also running. The event starts at 7 a.m.
After Tom Steinhagen spent last weekend “homeless” — living in a car and fasting for 80 hours to raise awareness of homeless veterans, while accepting donations of blue jeans and cash — one might think that he would be taking it easy this weekend.
A Mesa man soon will begin an "on the street" experience aimed at bringing awareness to the plight of homeless veterans while accepting donations of cash and blue jeans for a nonprofit organization that helps them.
Tom Joseph did not want to stand idly by as the Corona del Sol football team's playoff chances went up in smoke.
The night's first play from scrimmage sealed the night.
Chandler defensive end Richard Winston, top, sacks Corona del Sol quarterback Kyle Busk, bottom, in the second quarter of a football game at Corona del Sol High in Tempe. [Paul Connors/For the Tribune]
Corona del Sol quarterback Kyle Busk, center, rushes between Chandler defenders Slater Kersting, left, and Jefferson Hunt, right, in the second quarter of a football game at Corona del Sol High in Tempe. [Paul Connors/For the Tribune]
Corona del Sol quarterback Kyle Busk rolls out to throw a pass against Chandler in the second quarter of a football game at Corona del Sol High in Tempe.[Paul Connors/For the Tribune]
Score quick. And hold.
By Edward Carifio
Desert Vista's Melvin Lorenzo (bottom) turns Corona's quarterback Kyle Busk upside down during their game at Corona del Sol High School.
Desert Vista's Melvin Lorenzo(bottom) turns Corona's quarterback Kyle Busk upside down during their game at Corona del Sol High School. Darryl Webb/AFN
Desert Vista's Melvin Lorenzo has a bead on Corona's quarterback Kyle Busk during their game at Corona del Sol High School. Darryl Webb/AFN