Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:45 pm
As the sun set Tuesday evening, Mesa unveiled a bold new look for the Fiesta District. Gigantic entry monuments at the intersection of Southern Avenue and Alma School Road were lit up for the first time, demarcating the entrance to an area once famous for its retail and now a prime target in the city’s campaign for economic rejuvenation.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:30 am
Monday, December 15, 2014 10:00 am
When it comes to boys soccer, the East Valley is loaded in Division I, while Division II and III look to catch up and represent the Valley in the playoffs.
Monday, December 15, 2014 9:38 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered state office buildings to fly their flags at half-staff to honor an Arizona soldier who died from wounds suffered during an attack in Afghanistan.
Monday, December 15, 2014 6:45 am
Sticky cheeks, dirty hands, and smiling faces.
Sunday, December 14, 2014 4:45 am
Hundreds of volunteers from across the country are donating time, money and goods to spread holiday cheer to children across the globe.
Friday, December 12, 2014 5:10 pm
Friday, December 12, 2014 12:09 am
Still racking your brain for gifts? Forgo another trip to the mall or evening spent scouring Amazon.com, and look to one of these local experiences instead. They’ll leave less mess under the tree and a memory that will last a lot longer than that “Guardians of the Galaxy” Blu-Ray sitting in your cart.
Monday, December 8, 2014 10:30 am
A teacher from a Mesa high school recently received state-level recognition. John-David Bowman, a teacher at Westwood High School, was recognized as “Arizona Teacher of the Year” by the Arizona Education Foundation.
Monday, December 8, 2014 8:00 am
With football season finally over, local high school stadiums are now filled with soccer games. The East Valley is loaded with girls teams capable of making deep playoff runs on the pitch.
Friday, December 5, 2014 2:45 pm
Thursday, December 4, 2014 10:35 pm
The Spirit of Phoenix Chorus will perform two Christmas shows titled “Christmas Letters” in Mesa on Dec. 6.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 5:45 pm
Two people walked away from a plane crash Tuesday when their vintage plane went down near the runway at Falcon Field.
Saturday, November 29, 2014 3:15 pm
Girls soccer players at Williams Field High School in Gilbert created more than 75 Teddy bears for Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa.
Saturday, November 29, 2014 11:30 am
Very soon, an 18-acre expanse around Mesa’s City Plaza building will be transformed into an “urban plaza,” a “town square with a twist.” Mesa’s new “City Center” is expected to tie the area together, drawing traffic into the areas around the Mesa Arts Center and surrounding attractions.
Monday, November 24, 2014 7:00 am
On Nov. 15, Marine Sgt. Robert Bruce, a Mesa resident, received a rather large, early Christmas present: a newly built, custom-designed house donated by Homes for Our Troops.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:53 am
‘Dance is my first and best language,” Jessica Lang tells me, with a smile I can hear through the phone. Lang is a tour de force in the dance world; after being a freelance choreographer for 15 years she founded her own dance company in 2011 and has been devoting herself to the development of Jessica Lang Dance. “I was producing a lot as a freelance choreographer, but I didn’t feel like I was living up to my potential. Now I feel like I am building something that is very important and valued.”
Friday, November 14, 2014 5:30 pm
Friday, November 14, 2014 9:15 am
One of the last vestiges of old Tempe will soon disappear. Monti’s La Casa Vieja is closing and artifacts are being sold off. Michael Monti, the son of founder Leonard Monti, sold the property for over $16 million. A high-rise hotel will now tower over the property and questions about the “old house’s” future are unclear.
Monday, November 10, 2014 7:15 am
Cardon Children’s Medical Center is getting a valuable new on-site edition.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:30 am
Westwood broke through this season, but 2014 ended as a baby step in what the Warriors hope is a true resurgence.
Friday, November 7, 2014 1:40 pm
Monday, November 3, 2014 10:45 am
Monday, November 3, 2014 7:45 am
The Loop 101 Price Freeway might be getting just a little bit wider — but don’t expect to see construction crews any time soon.