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Peoria joins 8 other cities to form West Valley Investigative Response Team

Peoria is joining eight other West Valley cities to take a regional approach to some aspects of policing and to have officers’ conduct investigating by another city rather than their own department.

Jaguar cubs join the parade of new babies at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

With Arizona’s largest exotic animal collection, there are always new arrivals at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Litchfield Park. The park announced May 6 the birth of two spotted and one melanistic endangered jaguar cubs.
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Glendale planning to demolish unsafe structures around town

Unsafe private structures in need of demolition around Glendale will soon be coming down.

Kopitar hits 1,000 points, Kings knock off Coyotes 4-2

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Anze Kopitar had an assist to reach 1,000 career points, Gabriel Vilardi scored twice and the Los Angeles Kings eliminated the Arizona Coyotes from playoff contention with a …

Sinema to join Glendale Chamber webinar

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual webinar featuring Sen. Kyrsten Sinema this month.
A next generation heart procedure for atrial fibrillation (Afib) is now being offered at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale.
State Farm Stadium, at 1 Cardinals Drive, in Glendale, will host a job fair this weekend.
A Glendale auto dealership is teaming up for a water drive benefiting The Salvation Army.
Neighbors & Good News
Benita Wykert, Volunteer of the Year, and president Tammy Early. [

Legion Post honors West Valley volunteers

The American Legion Post 62 hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner and celebration.
Charli and Tyler Larsen enjoy a ride at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park in Litchfield Park.

Zoo hosts Luke Air Force Base families for special day out

Tyler Larsen, 8, has already lived in four different states. In addition to regular extended training sessions, his father, Brandon-- an Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician-- has been deployed twice in Tyler’s young life. Tyler’s little sister, Charli, 4, struggles with her daddy being gone. Like many 4-year old girls, she’s a daddy’s girl and doesn’t quite understand extended absences.

Foundation provides free copies of U.S. Constitution to support civics education

A local nonprofit organization has printed small pocketbook-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and making them available free of charge to Arizona school …
Youth4Youth develops leadership and success skills in youth while giving them the opportunity to make a positive difference in their school, community and beyond.

Glendale youth organization gets grant to help address substance use disorders

A Glendale organization is one of seven throughout the state to which Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is granting $565,000 to provide programs and services to address substance use disorders.
Kids enjoy a previous Back to School Clothing Drive event through the Rotary Club.

Glendale to host Rotary back-to-school clothing drive

Rotary Club members from across the Valley will stuff 1,000 backpacks with school supplies for the Back to School Clothing Drive this weekend in Glendale.
Surprise has begun a new veteran's resource center at The Surprise Resource Center is at 12425 W. Bell Road, Building A, Suite No. 124.

Surprise unveils West Valley veterans resource hub

Veterans, service members (active duty, Guard and reserve) and their families now have a new place to access resources, support and assistance in the West Valley. In partnership with the Arizona …
A past class of Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame members pose together to celebrate.

Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame nominations now open

The deadline to submit nominations for the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation’s Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame is approaching.
The Downtown Glendale volunteers recognized included Sue Berntsen, Nancy Houck, Yvonne Knaack, Barbara Lentz, Becky Shady and Davita Solter.

Downtown merchants honor volunteers

The Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association  recognized six of its downtown volunteers.

Q&A: Meet Glendale Firefighter recruit Luke Toman

A little Q&A with Glendale Firefighter recruit Luke Toman.
HALO Animal Rescue shared this image of recently adopted dogs and their new family on its Facebook page, @HALOresQ.

HALO Animal Rescue receives $30,000 grant from Petco Love

HALO (Helping Animals Live On) Animal Rescue, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that helps animals in Maricopa County find furever homes, has received a $30,000 grant from the newly named Petco …
Prep Sports & Education Reporting

Challenge Charter School of Glendale has been honored with a recognition by niche.com in its selection of “2021 Best Elementary Schools in America.”

The Dysart Unified School District annually names staff members as heroes to recognize outstanding service to the district and the community. This year, 55 staff members received the honor of …

Deer Valley's Espinoza returns to race form

It was not exactly the senior cross country season of Randy Espinoza’s dreams. Nothing in 2020 was. But things were going well for the Deer Valley distance star. On Oct. 2 he placed third in …

Liberty boys volleyball holds off gritty Mountain Ridge

      Deb Moore "For them it's about understanding they're a better team then they were in the past, and to believe it and to push through all those points to get to …

2021 All-West Valley Preps boys basketball team

For the eighth year, West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best boys basketball players it covers in the West Valley.

Deer Valley baseball heats up Friday at Peoria High to begin big weekend

Before they picked up their first out Friday, the Deer Valley Skyhawks had many reasons to think this would be a good road trip weekend. Visiting region rival Peoria April 16, the Skyhawks' first …

2021 All-West Valley Preps girls basketball team

For the seventh year, West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best girls basketball players it covers in the West Valley.
Your Glendale Voices
Blue Star Moms on May 8 in Glendale will be collecting items to send to deployed military members.

Historic Downtown Glendale to host Mother’s Day celebration

Celebrate Mother’s Day with events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 8 in Historic Downtown Glendale.
Justin Beiber rescheduled his tour to 2022, which includes a Glendale show next February.

Beiber reschedules Glendale tour stop to 2022

Glendale fans will have to wait another year to see Justin Beiber.
Pepe Aguila’s tour will stop in Glendale on Sept. 4.

Pepe Aguilar will open new tour in Glendale

Following a run through the United States and Mexico in 2018 and 2019 with his Jaripeo sin Fronteras tour, Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Pepe Aguilar announces his return to the stage with 16 new tour dates this fall, including a Glendale stop.
David Borrego mixes up a fresh Urban Margarita at his Glendale Mexican restaurant on May 4.

Grab a Glendale margarita here for Cinco de Mayo

The Cinco de Mayo holiday has evolved in the U.S., and with it usually comes margaritas.
Participants share their work at a recent Phoenix Poetry Slam event.

Spreading messages: Poetry Slam coming to Glendale

There is, most certainly, a safe space with a captive audience to spread expressive messages. It’s a Poetry Slam, and one is coming to Glendale.
Rich La Rose, Priscilla Pinches, Charles “Spanky” Lake and Rich Alfano will perform May 15 in Surprise.

Rose Band set for Surprise show

The Priscilla Rose Band perform their blend of classic rock and pop in Surprise.
The guys of Men Next Door Uncovered will bring their show to Glendale May 16.

Guys of ‘Magic Mike Experience!’ bringing show to Glendale

A “Magic Mike Experience!” is making its way to Glendale.
Gerardo Rodriguez, Lorenzo Celis, Isaac Ford and Ramon Lopez as The Noiseboys perform at Westgate Friday night, April 30.

Alternative band The Noiseboys set for Westgate show

Alternative band The Noiseboys are playing Westgate this weekend.

Indie pop/rock group plays two shows

The local band A Girl Named Scot will perform at a house show 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at 2314 E. Whitton Ave. Other artists performing are The Whitton, Local Bandits, Jam Now and John …
Guitar League members jam during a monthly session pre-COVID-19.

Guitar League to bring back live monthly meetings

The Phoenix chapter of the Guitar League will relaunch monthly live meetings beginning Tuesday, May 11.
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