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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

According to a report by Applied Economics published on March 30, 2021, the decline of enrolled Scottsdale Unified School District students will continue for the projected future. The report …

Most weeks in our hectic world, there’s just no time to contemplate everything that surrounds us. But there are times when a question will spontaneously pop into our brains, right between the …
Waiting on COVID-19 vaccination because you are pregnant creates unnecessary risks for you and for your pregnancy. That’s the focus of an emergency announcement recently from the Centers for …
Friday, Oct. 1 was the 10th annual National Disease Intervention Specialists Recognition Day, the day honoring health care professionals who are crucial in the effort to disrupt the transmission of deadly infectious diseases by connecting people who have been exposed to care and services using a method called contact tracing, which has been vital during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Living in Paradise
Business & Education Reporting
Business

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 …
Event

‘Founders’ creator hosts top business names at Phoenix live event

Paradise Valley resident and lauded business woman Candy Valentino is hosting a live event this month featuring top industry and entrepreneur professionals. At the Oct. 20-22 Founders’ Live …

Tower Compactor donates $105K to Goodwill

Tower Compactor recently donated $105,000 to Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona as the two companies have worked together for more than a decade.

Dominium breaks ground on Phoenix affordable housing development

Dominium — affordable housing owner, developer and manager — recently celebrated breaking ground on its new affordable housing development, Vista Ridge Apartments in Phoenix.
Education

On Sept. 14, Phoenix Country Day School setter and 2020-2021 AIA 2A 1st Team All-Region Player, Lilly Robinson, hit a career record of 2000 assists, as PCDS Varsity Volleyball battled North Pointe Prep at home in Paradise Valley.

From gun violence then to a lingering virus now, the soil below where public education occurs has been labeled dangerous ground for American students for nearly a decade. Aside from the dangers …
Entertainment
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 …

Comedian Andy Steinberg hosts ‘Funny for Autism’ Show at Tempe Improv

Comedian Andy Steinberg, Wednesday, Oct. 13, is performing at Tempe Improv with all donations benefiting Gateway Academy, a school that specializes in the education of students diagnosed with high …
Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs to Boo & Brew and show off their Halloween style for a chance to win the Doggie Costume Contest.

Scottsdale Quarter will hold 'Boo & New' community celebration, Oct. 18-23

Scottsdale Quarter will commemorate the completion of the final phase of the shopping center with a week-long community celebration.
“Masquerade” is the second in the Fountain Hills Theater concert series called “A Series of One-Night Stands.”

Fountain Hills Theater to present ‘Masquerade’ in concert series

Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd., announces Masquerade as the second concert in the “A Series of One Night Stands.”
Pumpkin Nights will be held 4-9 p.m. on weekdays and 4-10 p.m. on weekends beginning on Thursday, Sept. 16 through Oct. 31 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hosts one-of-a-kind Pumpkin Nights Festival

Pumpkin Nights carves its way is back at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess so guests can enjoy many of their favorite fall-themed attractions including a pumpkin patch, a hay maze, characters and fall food.
Whitetip Reef Shark pups with mom.

OdySea Aquarium welcomes 3 Whitetip Reef Shark pups

OdySea Aquarium announces the birth of three healthy whitetip reef shark — Triaenodon obesus — pups including one male and two female pups.
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