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Chandler focus groups ‘critical’ to developing human services solutions

Chandler’s Community Development & Resources Division this week will begin a series of focus groups to hear residents’ ideas on ways to better serve the community now and in the …

Chandler opens applications for neighborhood assistance programs

The Chandler Neighborhood Resources Department is accepting applications for four different types of neighborhood assistance programs. The program is available to Chandler homeowner associations …

Rotary clubs partner for Tempe cleanup project

Three Rotary clubs joined forces in a volunteer cleanup effort supported by the city of Tempe. Adopt a Street project was led by the Rotary Club of Camelback Crossroads Rotary Club with support …
Niki Tapia

Chandler’s diversity officer honored as a top Latino leader 

Chandler’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Niki Tapia has been recognized  for her work with the city by the Council for Latino Workplace Equity. The award was given earlier …

Sneak peak shows off perks at Chandler Scheels

Thursday evening's sneak peek gave about 40 people the chance to see what one of Arizona's biggest and newest retail stores looks like.  Located on the northwest corner of the main Chandler …

Chandler Council approves adjustment to Intel agreement

This week, the Chandler City Council approved some changes to a major contract. The city may pick up 20% of the cost of infrastructure at or near Intel’s expanding Ocotillo facility, with state …

Chandler officials ponder legislative wins, losses, future

Chandler officials didn’t get everything they wanted out of the 2023 legislative session. And they probably won’t get 100% of their wants list fulfilled by the legislature in 2024, …

Chandler Schools: Walk-in interviews for child care program

The Chandler Unified School District Community Education department is holding walk-in interviews for before- and after-school child care workers on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Interviews will take …

Chandler Police address animal abuse allegations

The Chandler Police Department announced Wednesday that it's aware of a social media post alleging a case of animal abuse occurring in the city. "In coordination with the Arizona Humane Society, …

ASL still a popular elective in Chandler

Angela Van Tongeren says even in 2023, with all the public knows about American Sign Language, there are still a few extremely common misconceptions. “People tend to think ASL is easier to …

Chandler: Bigger rebates possible for grass removal

Changes proposed in the City of Chandler’s single-family residential grass removal rebate program began with a survey. The survey, conducted in April and May of this year, showed that …

Local filmmaker debuts horror thriller in Chandler

Mitesh Patel will debut “Woman in the Maze” next month at LOOK Dine-in Cinema, 1 W. Chandler Blvd. Following the premiere on Friday, Oct. 6, the movie will be running at the LOOK …

Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Hydration, checkups key

Ethan Barrantes drinks a lot of water. In Arizona, that’s considered healthy behavior. For 10-year-old Ethan, water isn’t always enough to keep his lifelong illness from …

Valley real estate entrepreneur Michael Pollack honored for 50 years of impact

Longtime real estate redeveloper and philanthropist Michael Pollack is celebrating 50 years of redeveloping some of the Valley’s most landmark properties.
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Chandler OKs new lease with Boys and Girls Club

The Chandler City Council has approved an amended 10-year lease agreement with the Chandler Compadres Branch of the Boys and Girls Club of the Valley, which paves the way for renovations of the …


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This piece is a follow-up to my guest column “So, Where’s the Money?” submitted in July 2023. What we have established is that CUSD does have reserve funds which they refer to …
How much of the justification for the utility rate increase is due to capital improvements already completed debt service? When Chandler negotiated with Intel for the Fab expansion project, …
Every single day, even in the heat of summer, Chandler children can be spotted at city parks playing on playgrounds, shooting hoops, and riding bicycles. They stop for a quick drink at a water …
Mark Coakley of BKD’s Backyard Joint will compete in the Burger Battle Throwdown, set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Handlebar Diner in southeast Mesa to raise money for a local event planner’s fight against cancer.

Chandler chef among competitors in benefit event

Six Valley chefs will compete in a charity cooking competition event. A Chandler chef is among them. Mark Coakley of BKD’s Backyard Joint will compete in the Burger Battle Throwdown, set …
The nonprofit branch of the Chandler Fire Department will raise money for residents in crisis on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler.

Chandler firefighters' golf tournament raises money for residents in crisis

The 6th Annual Chandler Firefighters Charities Golf Tournament is open for registration. The nonprofit branch of the Chandler Fire Department will raise money for residents in crisis on …
On the third Thursday of the month, from Oct. 19 through March 21, musicians and entertainers will perform at Chandler's Veterans Oasis Park.

Fall brings music to Chandler park

Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler will be the place to be for live music when the annual Sonoran Sunset Series begin in October. On the third Thursday of the month, from Oct. 19 through March …
Downtown Chandler art walks will take place Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22 and Nov. 5.

Chandler brings back Downtown Art Walk this fall

Downtown Chandler art walks are returning later this month. The art walks will take place every other Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on: Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22 and Nov. 5. “The …
Tickets available for annual Chandler festival.

Mariachi festival returns to Chandler for 24th year

Chandler will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 7 with the 24 th Annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival. It will take place at 7 p.m. at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona …
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