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Chandler leadership responds to recent layoffs

​In light of a dearth of private-sector layoffs at Chandler companies, the city of Chandler recently issued a statement. “It is unfortunate anytime a Chandler or neighboring resident …
pet adoption

Animal Welfare League waives fees on adopting pets through Sunday

Through Sunday, July 21, you can take home a new pet from the Arizona Animal Welfare League for free, The AAWL is waiving adoption fees on all animals older than 1 year at its main and Chandler …
first responders

Chandler police tout benefits of Real-Time Crime Center

​When Chandler Police Chief Bryan Chapman steps into his department’s new real-time crime center, his eyes light up when he sees all the data being collected or sent to officers handling …
VALLEY BUSINESS

Chandler Chamber: Free 'Be a Better Business' summit Aug. 13

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is helping put on a free daylong business event next month. Learn the fundamentals of growing a business in the 21st century, including Amazon sales, setting up …
Sponsored content

Keeping Arizona seniors connected to low cost internet

As more Americans  than ever become seniors, keeping them connected to their families and communities becomes a critical challenge. As of 2020, the nation had nearly 56 million older adults. …
valley business

Chandler location of Fat Willy's closes

Fat Willy’s south Chandler location closed July 13. The chain has already removed the Gilbert and Chandler Heights roads from its website as it reorganizes. The 12-year-old location will …
EDUCATION

Chandler schools welcome students on first day of year

​The majority of the Chandler Unified School District’s 42,000-plus students went back to school Wednesday, July 14. On the Shumway and Bologna elementary …
local sports

Chandler-Gilbert CC has new baseball coach

Chandler-Gilbert Community College baseball players can look forward to as they start the 2024-25 season with new coach Jimmy Turk. A native of Owasso, Okla., Turk joins CGCC and the Arizona …
municipal finance

Chandler Council will form committee to look at bond

​The Chandler City Council didn’t really want to go back to voters to ask taxpayers for more bond money so soon after voters approved a $626 million general obligation bond. Neither did …
sustainability / development

Changing Lanes: Chandler street to be made bike-centric

Not only is Frye Road going to get a fresh repaving out of an upcoming project, it’s going to become one of the most bicycle-friendly streets in Chandler. The road, from San Marcos Park to …
local sports

Chandler's Seton Catholic has new softball coach

​Seton Catholic Prep recently announced Ian Rodgers will be its next head softball coach. “We couldn’t be more happy to have Coach Rodgers as part of our program here at Seton …
development

Data center expansion OK’d by Chandler Council

The expansion of a large Chandler data center was given the green light when the City Council approved the consent agenda at its July 15 meeting. The approval of an application for a zoning …
missing adult

Man, 87, missing from Sun Lakes near Chandler

The  Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 87-year-old Garry Walk, according to a July 16 news release. Walk was last seen Monday, July 15, at …
education

Back to school: Apps and other tech Chandler Schools parents should have

​In the weeks leading up to the Wednesday, July 10 start to the 2024-25 school year at Chandler Unified School District campuses, a few programs and other ways parents can stay plugged into …
valley business

Neighborhood pizza spot closes in Chandler

Buon Padre Pizza was a north Chandler neighborhood pizza shop that was in a strip mall on the northeast corner of McQueen and Pecos roads, anchored by KTR amusement center. Perhaps best known …
community events

Chandler residents can submit for Neighborhood Excellence awards

Chandler's Neighborhood Watch groups that hosted a community Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods, or GAIN event last year are encouraged to submit nominations for this year's Mayor’s …

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OPINIONS WITH CIVILITY
Save the date: Thursday, Aug. 15, 12:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes, 9535 E Riggs Road, there will be an English as a second language Bible study offered for anyone age 16 or older. …
One of our primary responsibilities is to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. The Chandler City Council has heard from residents who have witnessed or been victimized by senseless …
As residents of Chandler, we take pride in our community, and one of our greatest sources of pride is Chandler Unified School District. CUSD schools consistently rank among the best in Arizona …
ENTERTAINMENT & THINGS TO DO
Firebird Motorsports in Chandler hosts a "Midnight Madness" on Saturday, July 13.

Bring your vehicle to Chandler 'Midnight Madness' Saturday

Firebird Motorsports in Chandler hosts a "Midnight Madness" on Saturday, July 13. Drivers can bring their car or truck to drive in a safe and controlled environment with other car enthusiasts on …
Tickets for the Chandler Symphony Orchestra's Jan. 26, 2025 pops concert at the Chandler Center for the Arts are already on sale.

Chandler pop concert celebrates Nat King Cole

Tickets for the Chandler Symphony Orchestra's Jan. 26, 2025 pops concert at the Chandler Center for the Arts are already on sale. A baritone crooner known only as "Caesar" will accompany the …
Eat this five-pound chimi in 20 minutes or less at any Valley Macayo’s for a chance to compete in the championship on Sept. 28.

Eat a 5-pound chimi at Chandler Macayo’s for a chance to win prizes

Hungry? The 3rd Annual Macayo’s Mexican Food Chimi Challenge Championship is under way.
The Chandler Symphony Orchestra has two upcoming Sunday-afternoon shows at the Chandler Center for the Arts, with conductor Vanja Gjumar Nikolovski.

Chandler Symphony has September, October shows

The Chandler Symphony Orchestra has two upcoming Sunday-afternoon shows at the Chandler Center for the Arts, with conductor Vanja Gjumar Nikolovski. Admission is by donation. The doors open at …
Comedian Leslie Jones, left, and singer Billy Ocean are both set to play the Chandler Center for the Arts on separate dates in October.

Chandler Center for Arts: Two more October shows

​The Chandler Center for the Arts recently announced two single shows scheduled for this fall, with tickets now available for both. The 1970s and 80 pop music star Billy Ocean will appear as …
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