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PARADISE VALLEY NEWS & OPINION
News
2022 Elections

Paradise Valley politician in pursuit of governor’s seat

Aaron Lieberman, the elected state representative for Legislative District 28 and Paradise Valley resident, has announced his bid for Arizona governor in the November 2022 election. Lieberman, a …

PVPD urges families to create free Smart911 Safety Profile

The Paradise Valley Police Department reminds families that there is a free service to help plan ahead of an emergency called AlertPV.
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Paradise Valley general plan update chugs forward

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission spent about 1.5 hours on July 20 reviewing different sections of the General Plan update, however work was leftover. The commission has been tasked with …
COVID-19

Scottsdale deemed ‘high transmission’ of COVID-19 spread again

For the fist time since February, Scottsdale is now in high community transmission, Maricopa County data shows. According to the Maricopa County Schools Dashboard, during July 11-17, Scottsdale …

Paradise Valley police ‘stamp’ mail theft, make drug arrest

Paradise Valley Police Department officers responded to a reported suspicious vehicle at 9:58 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, in the area of 6400 E. Maverick Road.
Government

Paradise Valley CFO takes new Yuma job

Paradise Valley’s Chief Financial Officer, Douglas Allen, has been offered and accepted a new position with the city of Yuma. Allen has been with the Town of Paradise Valley for the past few …
Subscriber Exlcusive

Phoenix, Arizona tourism jobs struggle to return

Panoramic canyon sights at Grand Canyon National Park and the glitz and glow of Scottsdale nights didn’t suffer devastating economic blows during the pandemic. In fact, tourism in the Grand …
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McLaren Scottsdale seeks city’s approval for a new spot

Drivers, start your engines because McLaren Scottsdale is hoping to move its showroom to a new location off Hayden Road. Owner Mike Ward, listed as BA Elk Grove LLC on documents filed with the …
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Police: Probable cause found to charge Paradise Valley councilman with theft

Scottsdale detectives have found probable cause to file charges against Paradise Valley Town Councilman Paul Dembow for theft, a police report shows. A July 1 Scottsdale Police Department …
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Mowry family says goodbye to Scottsdale’s ‘oldest oak tree’

Physical and sentimental roots of Scottsdale are being removed this week, as a large 80-year-old oak tree at the Mowry’s former family home in Old Town is being cut down. Known unofficially …
Opinion

The latest domino in the DACA saga fell when Judge Andrew Hannen out of the Southern District of Texas ruled that the DACA program was unlawful, immediately halting the processing of an estimated …

Our world is slowly returning to normal as more Arizonans become vaccinated and restrictions start to lift. Now it is time to catch up on critical health screenings and preventive health visits that …
Living in Paradise
Business
Fundraiser

BackFit launches ‘For the Kids’ fundraiser benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital

BackFit Health + Spine has announced its second annual For the Kids signature fundraiser benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Last year’s month-long event raised more than $40,000, …
Real Estate

Paradise Valley resident apart of $23.4M transaction

Paradise Valley resident Jan Fincham, principal at Lee & Associates Arizona, has completed a $23.4 million sale in Billings, Montana. Fincham has over 35 years of experience in the real …

Ascent at The Phoenician unveils design for the Summit Rooftop Terrace

Ascent at The Phoenician has unveiled the design for The Summit rooftop terrace at its first new luxury condominium building, which offer 360-degree views of the Valley and Camelback Mountain.
Movers & Shakers

Barrett-Jackson’s latest purchase expands Scottsdale auto group

Barrett-Jackson Holdings, the parent company of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, has announced the acquisition of the Phoenix-based Collector Car Network Inc., including its well-known properties …
Real Estate

El Chorro Lodge in Paradise Valley sold to Grossman Company Properties

It’s one of the Valley’s most iconic addresses, drawing the likes of John Wayne, Clark Gable and over 10,000 annual visitors. And it now has new ownership committed to preserving its …
Education

The Arizona Educational Foundation has announced 10 candidates considered for the 2022 Arizona Teacher of the Year Award and Saguaro High School Social Sciences teacher Ashley Crose is on the list.

Holocaust education is getting a boost in Scottsdale Unified schools as a new state law aims to increase student content in learning about antisemitism and the horrors it has caused.
Entertainment
The Walter Art Gallery presents “Face and Form,” a solo show of works by David Amsellem,

The Walter Art Gallery shows ‘Face and Form’ through Aug. 20

The Walter Art Gallery will present “Face and Form,” through Aug. 20, which is a solo show of works by David Amsellem, from Scottsdale, whose watercolors document the people he encounters in his daily life.
Metals classes is among offerings.

Thunderbird Arts Center set to reopen this fall

Phoenix Center for the Arts will welcome back students to its north campus, as Thunderbird Arts Center reopens for a full semester of classes.

Scottsdale mall to hold annual back-to-school fashion show

Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road., will help students go back to school looking their best with a fashion show from 12-3 p.m. in the Palm Court on Aug. 7.
The resort-style luxury Paradise Valley home will display nine paintings by D.H. Lawrence seized by Scotland Yard almost a century ago.

‘Forbidden’ DH. Lawrence Art to be shown at Paradise Valley estate

Beginning on Aug. 16, the resort-style luxury Paradise Valley home will display nine paintings by D.H. Lawrence seized by Scotland Yard almost a century ago from a London art gallery at a ticketed event inside the home.
Fabric Painting a Tote Bag is 1 – 3 p.m., Friday, July 23.

Arizona Opera costume shop announces public summer masterclasses

Arizona Opera’s Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Artisan Workshop team is offering the public a creative outlet with its summer costume shop masterclasses.

Newnam paints Desert Ridge mural amid 50-state project

• My name is: Kayla Newnam • I live in: Phoenix, AZ • I create: Large-scale outdoor and indoor murals, paintings, pop-up cards, puzzles and anything else creative that seems fun …

Fountain Hills Theater announces 4 concerts

“The Sizzlin’ Summer Weekend Music Festival” performances will be July 16-18 at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage Too, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web on June 25-July 11on the DST Mainstage.

Desert Stages Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s ‘Spider’s Web’

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web on the DST Mainstage on Friday, June 25 through Sunday, July 11.
“Everything Belongs to the Sun” exhibition will be displayed at Royse Contemporary, through July 4, showcasing the last painting collection of Daniel Shepherd.

Royse Contemporary shows Phoenix artist’s ‘Everything Belongs to the Sun’

“Everything Belongs to the Sun” exhibition will be displayed at Royse Contemporary, through July 4, showcasing the last painting collection of Daniel Shepherd.
Rock star Alice Cooper’s multi-million-dollar Andy Warhol is expected to fetch between $2.5 and $4.5 million, could become Arizona’s highest selling artwork when auctioned at the 2021 Fall Larsen Art Auction on Oct. 23.

View rocker Alice Cooper’s prized Andy Warhol ‘Little Electric Chair’ at Larsen Gallery, June 24

For the first time in Scottsdale since consigning rock star Alice Cooper’s multi-million-dollar Andy Warhol, the public has an opportunity to view the famous piece of art.
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