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Hall of Fame baseball player Ozzie Smith wants opening day to the major league season recognized as a national holiday. He, along with the Budweiser Clydesdales, took to the streets of Chandler on Wednesday to help get out his message.
TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
The Mill Avenue District is reopening its free Angels Spring Training Trolley and opening two new trolleys to Cubs Park.
“Revitalization” has become a buzzword for cities plagued with malnourished downtowns, a classification that fit Chandler more than a decade ago. Now, a little more than three years after it finished several construction projects and recruited businesses, the city is starting to see its efforts come to fruition.
Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, as well as several town staff members and residents, outlined what Gilbert accomplished in 2013 during the second Digital State of the Town address on Feb. 13.
As Raychel Diane Weiner twirls across the stage in Ballet Arizona’s elaborate production of “La Bayadère”, she’ll be dancing her good-byes to Arizona audiences. The ballerina from Southern California, who has been with the company for two years, is heading to New York City, where she starts filming this spring for the Starz Network ballet drama “Flesh and Bone.”
Cubs legend Baseball Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins speaks during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cubs park on Feb. 12. [Courtesy City of Mesa]
In Singapore's equivalent of food courts, hawkers sell steaming bowls of noodles, giant crabs in pepper sauce and slices of pungent durian. In Barcelona, patrons at the La Boqueria nibble finely aged ham and buy fresh produce to prepare at home. In the United States? Historically, it's been a wasteland of spongy pretzels, giant sodas, greasy fried rice and endless burgers.
PARIS — You know that dream you have of being invited into someone's home while traveling in, say, Paris, and being served the most delicious meal? Bistroy Les Papilles is that dream.
It is not hyperbole to call the 1998-99 Chandler High girls basketball the best in Arizona history.
Mayor Scott Smith will deliver what could be his final State of the City during a breakfast event on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
More than 100 dancers from all over the map applied to perform in this weekend’s Breaking Ground festival in Tempe. Fewer than one fifth of them made the cut for the production, a project of Carley Conder, head of accomplished local troupe CONDER/dance and part of the family behind longtime East Valley studio Jeanne’s School of Dance. Here, Conder gives GetOut readers an inside take on the show and her locally famous grandmother.
Of all the words to describe Mesa in 2013, inactive is the furthest one down the list. The city was bustling throughout the year with news that held the nation’s attention for months at a time and the announcement of several new projects that should make Mesa an attractive option for businesses in 2014 and beyond.
Looking for the public’s input as it prepares its next budget, Chandler is conducting an online survey of residents to help develop the city’s budgetary priorities.
When he was a young boy, Mesa Mayor and native Scott Smith remembers what it was like being a child growing up in the fun-filled environment of downtown Mesa. He now looks to the future as he and the city plan for the new urban environment he knows downtown Mesa can eventually become.
Here is a look at parking and traffic restrictions for the Parade of Lights and annual Tumbleweed Tree Lighting events in Chandler on Saturday (Dec. 7).
Headlined by a posthumous induction for the late Steve McKane, the Mesa City Sports Hall of Fame will induct nine individuals, a coach and three championship teams to its 2013 Class.
FILE - This May 31, 2012 file photo shows a display of various size soft drink cups next to stacks of sugar cubes at a news conference at New York's City Hall. It’s one of our most personal daily decisions: what to eat or drink. Maybe inhale. Does banning trans fat from our food mean the government is getting serious about cracking down on all sorts of other unhealthy stuff: Soda? Salt? Cigarettes? Alcohol? Probably not. In fact, in some states, they’re easing the way for marijuana. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
A smile — one of those tiny side smirks that causes a cheek to abut against the bottom of the eye — creeps onto your face when remembering all of the gadgets and gizmos held within the toy closet at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. This would be the moment when you’d try to blame the delightful giddiness on the inner child emerging from its shell, but it’d be a lie to say the outer man didn’t have a blast absorbing the sight of all the trinkets within the treasure trove.
It’s a simple case of supply and demand.
A series of Veterans Day events meant to honor those who have served in the armed forces are scheduled to occur in Gilbert and Mesa between Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.
As creaky as an arthritic hip, "Last Vegas" does for four leading stars of the '70s and '80s what movies like "Tough Guys" and "Grumpy Old Men" did for survivors of Hollywood's storied Golden Age: It lets them show they can still throw a punch, bust a move, and get it on, and that they're not quite ready for the Motion Picture Home just yet. Beyond that, this genteel "Hangover" for the AARP crowd has little to recommend it, though a smattering of funny gags and the nostalgia value of the cast keeps the whole thing more watchable than it has any right to be.
Looking to capitalize on what general manager Greg Minton called “baseball-loving cities” in the far East Valley, Extra Innings-East Valley is taking baseball and softball training multiple steps beyond simple batting cages.