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A very merry Paradise Valley holiday: Local tourism approaches rebound

With winter holidays right around the corner, Experience Scottsdale is predicting a robust tourism boom, officials say. Experience Scottsdale also announced the receipt of a $500,000 grant to be …
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Town Council eyes strictest short-term rental regulations yet

If a vacation rental home you tried to book asked for background checks for you and all your guests, would you move forward with booking the property for the weekend? This new rule, which …
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Paradise Valley to propose strict short-term rental regulations

If a vacation rental home you tried to book asked for background checks for you and all your guests, would you move forward with booking the property for the weekend? This new rule, which …
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Scottsdale Unified board names new president amid surveillance controversy

Jann-Michael Greenburg didn’t resign from the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board despite calls from his colleagues to do so during a Monday, Nov. 15 special …

Champion race car driver, top instructor Bob Bondurant dies

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Bob Bondurant, a former champion race car driver who opened a high-performance driving school in 1968 and taught numerous A-list actors for their movie roles, has …
Greenburg Files

Upcoming Scottsdale school board agenda suggests imminent leadership change

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board will host a 6 p.m. meeting Monday, Nov. 15, to consider resignation of president Jann-Michael Greenburg, district documents state. Last …
Greenburg Files

Scottsdale Police investigating Greenburg dossier allegations

The Scottsdale Police Department is conducting an investigation into reported allegations of a digital dossier linked to the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board President, Jann-Michael …
Groundbreaking

A humane transformation in Papago Park

On Thursday, Nov. 4, the Arizona Humane Society held a groundbreaking event on the new AHS Rob and Melani Walton Papago Park Campus, planned to be built and open two years from now. “Mark …
Law enforcement

Paradise Valley Police replace officer Tasers

Paradise Valley Police Department’s 34 officers will be receiving new stun guns to keep up with the Tasers’ life cycle. The Paradise Valley Town Council approved a $149,000 payment to …

The Greenburg files: Scottsdale school district issues written statement

Scottsdale Unified School District parents have received a letter, dated Nov. 10, addressing allegations recently lodged against the governing board president, Jann-Michael Greenburg and his father, …
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The Greenburg files: Is there a file on you?

A group of mothers in the Scottsdale Unified School District community are questioning an online dossier that has digital connections to school board President Jann-Michael Greenburg and his father, Mark.
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Paradise Valley shows continued backing for annual veterans car show

After 14 years of backing, the Town of Paradise Valley will continue to show its support and participate in the town’s annual Veterans’ Appreciation Vintage Car Show. The show, which …
Opinion

Although bipartisanship seems to be rare in a polarized Washington, after Donald Trump was defeated for a second term as president, the coast was clear for Republicans to join Democrats in bashing both Russia and China.

When you enter your personal information or credit card number into a website, do you have a moment of hesitation? A nagging sense of vulnerability prompted by the parade of headlines about data breaches and hacks?
On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Arizona Department of Health Services and medical leaders appealed for Arizonans to do the following to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Kyle Rittenhouse trial is a case study in why public opinion doesn’t (and shouldn’t) matter in a court of law. Everyone, White or Black, should be able to plead self-defense. Even if the public hates them.
Living in Paradise
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Business

Hull is named new Via Linda Behavioral Hospital CEO

Joint venture partners Universal Health Services and HonorHealth announce the appointment of Jaclyn Hull as chief executive officer/managing director of the new Via Linda Behavioral Hospital.

Coldwell Banker Realty helps Almost There Rescue

Agents affiliated with the Scottsdale at 101 office of Coldwell Banker Realty, helped raise $920 for Almost There Rescue, which specializes in saving large breed, pregnant and nursing dogs.
Culture

The tribes and trails of Arizona’s turquoise

The vast amount of turquoise encased at local Native American vendors in Old Town Scottsdale have a rich history behind the glass, not just in how the jewelry came to be, but what the stone …
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Aramark to host massive hiring event

Looking for a new opportunity? We have some exciting news to announce! As ASU gears up for the fall semester, Aramark is hiring. If you’re looking for a great work environment, flexible …

Annual data shows traditional burials may be on the way to extinction

Embalming and restoring the body, and preparing the viewing room are all pieces of the puzzle that come together when it comes to a traditional viewing and burial. However, these traditional …
Education

Four more people have filed to run for Scottsdale Unified School District governing board next November, bringing the total to seven candidates one year out from the election. However, documents …

An annual tradition to honor, support and celebrate educators, the Fiesta Bowl Organization has awarded $1 million to local teachers through the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program in early November.
Entertainment
Find and tour Scottsdale’s best Christmas lights on display by using apps.

Scottsdale Moms and North Phoenix Moms Holiday Light Favorites Tour returns

Sparkling lights, festive cheer and the jolliest decorations, the Scottsdale Moms and North Phoenix Moms Holiday Light Favorites Tour offers a magical activity again this season.

Tarbell’s Hospitality to host holiday block party and wine sale for charity

Tarbell’s Hospitality, run by award-winning chef Mark Tarbell, will host a holiday block party and wine sale in the Tarbell’s parking lot at Camelback East Village with a portion of the …
Artlink will hold its ninth annual Art d’Core Gala during month-long Art Detour in March 2022.

Artlink to hold 9th annual gala in March 2022

A Valley nonprofit, Artlink, is hosting its ninth annual Art d’Core Gala on March 11, 2022 at Park Central, 3121 N. 3rd Ave., in Phoenix, to raise funds for programs that support Arizona’s arts and culture community.

Classical music bottom of the charts, does it belong there?

Experts rank classical music as a genre last — citing only a 1% volume share — however professional musicians in the Valley of the Sun point to a stronger tie between symphony and …
From left, Brianne Gobeski, Henry Male, Jay Melberg, Adam Gobeski, Noel Irick, Val Stasik and Peter J. Hill.

Fountain Hills Theater presents holiday musical

Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of 13 Days of Christmas, featuring 13 holiday tales with traditional and unique holiday music for the whole family, plus stories of the holiday season, playing Dec. 3 - 19.
Desert Ridge Marketplace will kick off holiday celebrations, beginning with its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Desert Ridge Marketplace kicks off holiday season with tree lighting event

Desert Ridge Marketplace will light up with a plethora of holiday celebrations, beginning with its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 20, and other events scheduled through Dec. 31.
Valley Youth Theatre puts 2021-2022 season on hold

Valley Youth Theatre puts 2021-22 season on hold

In conjunction with its Physician Advisory Panel, Valley Youth Theatre will continue to pause its 2021-2022 season until the safety of its young performers is more certain.

13th Annual Festival of Trees returns on Dec. 3 at the Renaissance Hotel

The Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off the holiday season by hosting the 13th Annual Festival of Trees at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix on Friday, Dec. 3, …
Luke Murphy, “CampFire 2.1,” 2020.

Luke Murphy debuts solo exhibition at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting “Pixel-by-Pixel: Interventions by Luke Murphy,” which is the first solo museum exhibition for the New York City-based artist, on view through April 10, 2022.
Youth Theatre has Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr.,  which is co-directed by Matt Harris and Alexandra Utpadel, music-directed by Luke Ottinger on July 1 - 10, 2022.

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announces remaining shows

During the All Together Now performance on Nov. 14, Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announced the shows that will be produced during the remainder of its 2021-22 season.
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