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PARADISE VALLEY NEWS & OPINION
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SB 1379 not good enough for Scottsdale, Paradise Valley officials

Arizona legislators voted down Senate Bill 1379 on April 1 as some lawmakers cited a need for more than a “Band-Aid” to address short-term rental nuisances. Senate Bill 1379 received …
Arizona Gives Day

Scottsdale organizations gear Arizona Gives Day priorities to youngest allies

Do you remember signing up for your first library card? A physical identification card with your name printed on it — one of our first forms of independence, unleashing countless literary …

Next steps for Paradise Valley’s General Plan update

The Town of Paradise Valley will host two virtual discussion hubs in April to discuss quality of life and mobility and connectivity as an update to the General Plan is drafted.
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Neighbors say new emergency room a threat to peace

The prospects of a new emergency room donning the HonorHealth brand near Mountainside Fitness on Shea Boulevard west of Tatum Boulevard has hundreds of homeowners worried. The Phoenix City Council …
On the move

Cosanti Foundation board announces leadership transition

The Cosanti Foundation announced that President and CEO Patrick McWhortor has stepped down upon completion of his contract on March 31. Mr. McWhortor served at the helm of the foundation for two …
Drowning

Paradise Valley officials encourage water safety as temps heat up

In 2020, the Town of Paradise Valley collaborated with community partners and became a member of the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona. Town Council member Ellen Andeen who serves as the …
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Lost amongst COVID-19 chaos, tens of thousands of Arizona students skip school this year

After schools abruptly closed in March 2020 because of the global coronavirus pandemic, many students reportedly fell by the wayside as districts locally and nationally noted students missing from …

Valley of the Sun United Way plans for ‘Mighty Change’

During a March 26 online event, Valley of the Sun United Way — celebrating its 95th anniversary — announced its Mighty Change plan.
Opinion

Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland (who also was a former US Senator and congressman from Utah) famously noted in the landmark 1926 case of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co that: “A nuisance may …

The short-term rental platforms are working hard to spin their recent loss. They would have you believe that they offered legislation to “fix” the STR rental problems that they created in …
Living in Paradise
Business
Development

Crown Canyon residence earns national home builders award

A mountainside showcase residence being built in Crown Canyon, an exclusive gated community in Arizona, has earned a prestigious Platinum Award from the National Association of Home Builders and its …

Bashas' stores want to fill 700 grocery positions at April 8 job fair

The family-owned grocery chain, Bashas, which operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, and Bashas’ supermarkets, seeks to add nearly 700 people to fill various full- and part-time positions at its more than 100 locations throughout the state.
On the move

Former Paradise Valley attorney joins local law firm

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., has announced Andrew M. Miller has joined the firm of counsel. Mr. Miller’s practice is focused on zoning, land use, real estate law, …
Movers & Shakers

The Vault Auto Storage to host Scottsdale business owner’s private car collection

LGE Design Build has recently broken ground on a new luxury storage facility, The Vault Auto Storage, that will be partner to Evans Classic Auto, a Scottsdale-based restomod and classic car shop. …
Movers & Shakers

Hatten steps down as Mountainside Fitness CEO

Thirty years to the day when Mountainside Fitness first opened its doors in 1991, founder Tom Hatten is handing over the reins to the company’s current president, Craig Cote, who will now serve …
Education

Arcadia High School will receive a new half-million-dollar stadium field house that will include a locker room for female student athletes. The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board …

At the dawn of the global COVID-19 pandemic the Scottsdale Unified School District — along with public school entities across the country — realized quickly a seamless transition to …
Entertainment
Taliesin West is the setting for the new “Wine & Wright Tour” on Friday nights.

Taliesin West has Wine & Wright Tour on Fridays, starting April 9

Enjoy Friday evenings with the new “Wine & Wright Tour” at Taliesin West that mixes Happy Hour and Golden Hour.
Ballet Arizona with Iconic Cocktail Co. will host a virtual cocktail lesson from 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom on Thursday, April 29.

Virtual cocktail workshop benefits Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona dancers, along with Matt Farrow and Kaylee Needley, owners of Iconic Cocktail Co., are hosting a virtual lesson on how to put a twist on the classic Moscow Mule.
Scorpius Dance Theatre presents: David + Lisa at 7:30 p.m., April 8-10 at The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St.

Scorpius Dance Theatre presents David+Lisa at Herberger Pavilion

Three days of a live dance performance returns to The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, as Scorpius Dance Theatre brings its David + Lisa.

Wreaths Across America Radio to host veteran healing roundtable

Wreaths Across America Radio will hold the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 25.
The Green Hornet, left, and Little Red were the prototypes for the Mustang GT 500 that was a partnership between Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Co. in the late 1960s.

Documentary about Ford Shelby's 'Little Red' serves as Barrett-Jackson auction preview

Craig Jackson was on a mission to find and restore a long-lost Ford Shelby Mustang, and a new documentary explores how it was done. Mr. Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., will provide …
Cosanti Originals at 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley, is having its inaugural handcrafted ceramics sale May 5-8.

Cosanti Originals announces inaugural ceramics sale, May 5-8

For the first time, Cosanti Originals at 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley, is hosting an exclusive in-gallery-only sale of handcrafted ceramics.

The Marvelous Wonderettes brings 50s, 60s music to Scottsdale theatre

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announces a return to live musical theatre with The Marvelous Wonderettes, which runs through Sunday, March 28.
Display of influential women featured on the Roosevelt/Central Ave station mural.

Valley Metro Artsline Spotlight Artist honors women trailblazers

Valley Metro announces that artist Heather Freitas as the newest Artsline Spotlight Artist for the 2021 spring/summer season.
The annual ride of the Hashknife Pony Express is among coveted Western Week events.

Scottsdale reinvents Western Week with new date, modifications

The city of Scottsdale has announced a new timeline for its annual Western Week celebration, which honors Old Town’s distinctive heritage, history, cultures and experiences.
The 21st Annual Juried Exhibition at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel with artworks by (from left) Marnelle North, Elissa Nowacki, Brian Boner, Charmagne Vasquez Coe, Larry Willis, Keely Finucane.

Art Detour celebration lasts 33 days, adds new destinations

Artlink, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which has a mission of connecting artists, businesses and the community, recently announced programming highlights for Art Detour 33.
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