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You won’t find many Dr. Seuss books in the hands of high school students. But the books’ messages can inspire for a lifetime, like this one: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Meet the Creature program in Chandler's Environmental Education Center at Chandler's Veterans Oasis Park on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
A whole new community is springing up in the southeastern part of Mesa and drawing a lot of attention. The Eastmark development, managed by DMB Associates Inc., is increasingly active and a lot more is going on there than Valley residents may realize.
NAPA, Calif. — It's a warm day in the Napa Valley and the summer sun that turns the region's plump grapes into prized cabernet sauvignon is beating down on the Odette Estate winery.
Where do central Arizonans go for a quick, out-of-state escape? Families with younger kids often go west to San Diego, hedonists south to Rocky Point, Mexico, and those who like to be active in mountains and canyons can go north to Moab, Utah, a kind of Disneyland for the outdoorsy set.
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Christian Oggenfuss stands near solar panels on top of the living roof at the Odette Estate winery in Napa, Calif. Odette Estate, which opened recently, is part of a small but blossoming trend of green-roofed wineries. Their roof combines 8,500 square feet of planted living roof with 2,500 square feet of solar panels. “It’s really cool working underneath something you know is helping the environment and not impacting it in a negative way,” says Oggenfuss, director of marketing for the winery. “I’m pretty proud, actually, that this spot right now is greener than it was when we started.” ( AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Last weekend, the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state.
Lush lawns are the suburban ideal and may provide some curb appeal and jealous glances from neighbors, but killing the grass may save homeowners a lot of water and green.
Mayor Mitchell’s and the Tempe City Council’s definition of a “sustainable” city is, according to an interview with Gabrielle Olson in ASU LightWorks, “… creating the smallest ecological footprint possible — producing the lowest quantity of pollution possible, efficiently using land; composting used materials, recycling, or converting waste-to-energy — thus minimizing the city’s overall contribution to climate change.”
The Mesa Arts Center announced on July 28 that it has selected the popular artist Cecil Balmond to design a special project for the city’s biggest downtown attraction. “The Cloud” will be a suspended shade sculpture connecting the center with Main Street.
The Gilbert Police Department recently opened a container that allows people to dispose of their medications safely.
We all have bodies. When we exercise, we begin to see the benefits for our body, mind and muscle. Just as we need to exercise our bodies to keep them healthy, we need to exercise our minds. Today I invite you to take some time to exercise your whole being — your mind and muscle. Including your soul muscles.
There’s no shortage of Valley comedy clubs to visit when you’re looking to yuk it up for a night.
Mesa Arts Center announced on July 28 the selection of internationally acclaimed artist Cecil Balmond to design its 21st Century Café Society shade sculpture project. This work will provide permanent shade over a community gathering place and connect the Mesa Art Center campus (1 E. Main St.) with Main Street in downtown Mesa. Jurors chose Balmond’s winning concept from a group of three finalists who were invited to submit designs.
As we enter peak home-buying season, it appears that overall consumer confidence is on the rise, according to the latest information from Fannie Mae and other sources.
Allstate will host a pool safety event next weekend in Mesa focused on drowning prevention and general tips for keeping kids, as well as others, safe during the summer pool season.
It's probably no surprise to those living here, but several of Arizona's largest cities are among the worst in the nation in recovering from the recession.
District 18 Republican state senate candidates Jeff Dial and Tom Morrissey discussed Common Core standards, Medicaid, job growth and legislative pay increase during a forum hosted by the East Valley Tribune on July 11.
As the 2014-15 school year is about to start, we are excited about a number of new programs and projects we are offering at the East Valley Institute of Technology.
One young man from Mesa who grew up in the foster care system is in Washington, D.C., learning about the political process and help change the way the Capitol makes policy regarding foster kids. Craig Stuart is interning in the office of Rep. Trent Franks with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Foster Youth Internship (FYI) program.
The questions were about improving Arizona's economy.
In its 16th year of operation, East Valley Academy, a K-6 charter school in Mesa, continues to make big strides in redefining quality education.
Tempe native Blake Webb spent three years in marketing before deciding to pursue his dream of acting and move to Los Angeles. Acting clichés aside, it took a while for Webb to begin his professional acting journey, but the two years he’s been in the business have been busy with independent films, shorts and even a play, and has produced a résumé loaded with lead roles.
Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be fourth-grader in White Plains, N.Y., says she uses the desk in her bedroom for “everything” — creating lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff.
The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district as evidenced by test scores that exceed state and national averages. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding educational programs at all grade levels.