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PARADISE VALLEY NEWS & OPINION
News

Paradise Valley police respond to recent motor vehicle theft

The Paradise Valley Police Department received a report of a stolen golf car and want the public’s help with information regarding the motor vehicle theft.
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Arizona Humane Society to break ground on new $46M Papago Park campus

The furry friends that hold a special place in our hearts leave lasting impacts that are oftentimes unforgettable. From the childhood dog you grew up with, to the cat you adopted while living …
Politics

From partisan pleas to a push for more diverse districts, Arizona redistricting committee hears local opinions

Scottsdale and north Phoenix residents emphasize diversity and competitiveness in district drawings, as citizen speakers advocated for fairness and representation before the public and …

Maricopa County invests landmark $15M for community domestic violence support

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $15 million investment in domestic violence support services for Maricopa County residents.
Health

HonorHealth asks for public’s help to keep hospital beds available

HonorHealth is experiencing an “unprecedented” demand for care pushing upwards on its capacity, the Valley hospital system said in an Oct. 4 statement, citing COVID-19, RSV, West Nile …
Community

Candlelight vigil planned for missing ‘Jubi’ in Scottsdale

A candlelight vigil is planned 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Miracle League Baseball Stadium, as the search for missing Scottsdale resident Najib “Jubi” Monsif continues.  Monsif, 20, was …
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Elected Scottsdale leaders consider more affordable housing options

The key to unlocking more affordable housing options may turn with supply and demand, at least that’s what some Scottsdale City Council leaders think.
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Paradise Valley readies redistricting arguments as Independent Redistricting Commission eyes new political pockets

If preliminary redistricting maps come to fruition, the Town of Paradise Valley — a relatively small, 14,500-resident community — could be divided up into four legislative …

Paradise Valley Police Department commends Skinner for life-saving efforts

The Paradise Valley Police Department recently recognized Ofc. James Skinner with a Lifesaving Award when he responded to an Emergency Medical Service call for an intoxicated man.
COVID-19

Scottsdale hosts free walk-in vaccination pop-up event Thursday

Those eligible who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccine or need their second dose can attend a free event 2:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Eldorado Park Community Center, 2311 N. Miller …
Politics

Paradise Valley politician resigns from LD28 seat

Legislative District 28 Rep. Aaron Lieberman, from the Town of Paradise Valley, announced Sept. 20 he is resigning from the state legislature to focus on his campaign for Arizona …
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10 years of Scottsdale Polo Party makes hoofprint in luxury sport

For the past decade, the sport of polo descends upon Scottsdale for one weekend in the fall — a fast, powerful and flashy event that has successfully etched a mark in the international athletic …
Opinion

Your best protection against COVID-19 is getting one of the safe, free and highly effective vaccines that are widely available around Arizona. Vaccination helps prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 while helping preserve health care capacity for others who need it.

Since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on Aug. 15, numerous press conferences and statements by the Taliban have assured general amnesty and respect for women’s rights, but there is a major disconnect between what was said on TV and the Taliban actions on the ground.
Most perfume ads suggest the right scent can make you sexy, alluring and successful. A blend by Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs, meanwhile, offers to make you smell like Hecate, the three-faced Greek goddess of witchcraft.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, law enforcement saw a spike in domestic violence brought on by stressors as people spent more time at home. What you should know is it was always there in some sort …
Living in Paradise
Business & Education Reporting
Business

Phoenix Indian Center CEO Patricia Hibbeler to leave soon

The Phoenix Indian Center’s board of directors has announced that Patricia Hibbeler will leave her role as CEO, effective Nov. 3 to return to her tribal community in Montana.
Philanthropy

Tonight: Steak 44 donates proceeds to Phoenix Heart Ball

Beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, Steak 44 in Phoenix will donate 100% of the proceeds from 200 dinners to benefit the American Heart Association and Phoenix Heart Ball, which will be held in …
Business

Bob Parsons offers workers $1K to get COVID-19 vaccine, flu shot

During a company-wide Zoom meeting, Bob Parsons announced he would not be making vaccines mandatory for the employees of his YAM Worldwide portfolio of companies, instead he is offering an incentive.

The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation names Tom Egan executive director

The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation has appointed Tom Egan as its executive director for the organization, effective Oct. 18.
Movers & Shakers

Meet Your Neighbor: Brandon Hermansky oversees cannabis production for Pure Edibles

Meet your neighbor, Brandon Hermansky, who is a co-owner of Pure Edibles, a father and an Arizona business man with a passion for food and wine. Hermansky and his brother Ryan, along with their …
Education

While it was to be expected that students’ test scores may be affected from COVID-19’s impact to the classroom, new data shows how deeply students’ learning was disrupted.

Scottsdale Unified School District governing board President Jann-Michael Greenburg has plans to run for reelection next year, paperwork shows. Two other men have filed initial paperwork to begin …
Entertainment
Over three decades, visionary photographer Edward S. Curtis created thousands of images, audio recordings, and the earliest motion pictures of Native Americans, while making contributions to the art and science of photography

Exhibit honors Native Americans at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

The Edward S. Curtis exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 19 at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way in Scottsdale.
From left, Carl Reiter Scottsdale Philharmonic co-founder and music director; Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega; Joy Partridge Scottsdale Philharmonic co-founder

Scottsdale Philharmonic to perform 2nd concert of the season

The Scottsdale Philharmonic orchestra will perform the second in-person concert of the 2021-22 season from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second St.

Meet the Artist: Sollars brings 'photo-synthesis' workshop to Canal Convergence

Meet Tempe artist Kendra Sollars, who leans on her championship-level synchronized swimming experience to illustrate body movements through water, ultimately creating works of art. This November, …

Art, technology collide at Scottsdale’s Canal Convergence

As part of the annual Canal Convergence event, Scottsdale Public Art has recruited local artists and worked with a variety of community partners to develop this year’s event, which highlights …
Fountain Hills Theater will hold a Monster Mash Halloween special event at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.

FHT presents Monster Mash concert to be held Oct. 24

Fountain Hills Theater is holding a special Halloween event at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
Available to the public as well as Frank Lloyd Wright members, a few highlights of what’s new at Taliesin West this season range from sunset tours to Shakespeare-inspired performances, expert-led lectures, art workshops, K-12 learning camps and more.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation debuts new programs at Taliesin West

This season, guests from all over the world will have the opportunity to rediscover Taliesin West and learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy and principles of architecture in new ways.

Meet the artist: Augmented reality artist will bring year 2268 to Canal Convergence

Meet Phoenix artist Roy Wasson Valle, who makes augmented reality experiences with his creative partner, Koryn Woodward. This November, Wasson Valle will host a workshop at Canal Convergence, Nov. …

Iconic Scottsdale Parada del Sol will ride through Old Town this February

The 67th Annual Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival returns to Scottsdale in 2022 --- keeping the beloved tradition alive. Typically held the second weekend of the …
Arizona Musicfest’s 31st anniversary season — The Stars Return to Musicfest.

Arizona Musicfest to celebrate season's 31st anniversary, tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for Arizona Musicfest’s 31st anniversary season — The Stars Return to Musicfest with a lineup of artists to celebrate the return of live indoor concerts in north Scottsdale.

The Charro Lodge debuts at Scottsdale Polo Championships at WestWorld

The Scottsdale Charros, who are best known for hosting “The Charros Lodge” at Scottsdale Stadium during Spring Training to benefit charity have joined the Polo line-up for 2021. Since …
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