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I bet we all know the exclamation of “eureka” attributed to Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer, Archimedes. As the story goes, Archimedes was taking a bath. He noticed that the level of the water rose as he got into the tub, and realized in that great epiphany moment that the volume of water displaced by his body could, with a little mathematical maneuvering, be used to determine his body’s density. According to rest of the story, he was so excited he jumped out of the bath, and ran naked through the streets shouting “eureka,” which translated into English means, “I’ve found it!” History doesn’t seem to have any comment on his lack of clothing!
There's never a shortage of head-scratching and even jaw-dropping when it comes to logistics around Arizona high school sports these days, most recently in soccer.
When he was a young boy, Mesa Mayor and native Scott Smith remembers what it was like being a child growing up in the fun-filled environment of downtown Mesa. He now looks to the future as he and the city plan for the new urban environment he knows downtown Mesa can eventually become.
As the saying goes, Jimmies and Joes trump X’s and O’s.
Today is the 222nd anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution that guarantee so many freedoms from government excess that we often take for granted.
Never made the trek up Pass Mountain to Wind Cave, one of the East Valley’s most popular hiking destinations?
Crazy about your dog? Want to spend quality time with him or her while enjoying company from dog owners like you? Look no further than the sixth annual Woofstock - The Great Chandler Dog Walk. This tail-waggin’ event at Tumbleweed Park features numerous events including interactive dog demonstrations, dog massages and a pet psychic.
Businesses and individuals were honored Wednesday for their work to eliminate underage drinking and substance abuse by Mesa youth.
Cars, charity on display at East Valley ‘Adventurally’ event
Lisa Pino’s intention always was to enter public service upon graduation from law school at Arizona State University, and she has done so in many different arenas.
Put on a smile. You know, that facial expression in which the eyes brighten and the corners of the mouth curve upward. Why? WinCo Foods is spreading its money-saving grocery stores across the Phoenix metropolis. WinCo expects to double in size every five to seven years and also plans an expansion soon into the Tucson market.
Becca Weinstock heard about the East Valley Institute of Technology from a friend while attending Heritage Academy, a charter middle and high school in Mesa. She had the elective space, was curious, and Heritage supported her decision to enroll in the aviation program at the EVIT East Campus (6625 S. Power Road, Mesa).
Have you ever sat in the international terminal at the airport and just listened to the mix of voices around you, all of them speaking in a language you don’t understand?
It has happened to all of us.
Get voted a local landmark, and it doesn’t take long for people to start talking about you. The Salt River horses, which just nabbed the “Best East Valley Landmark” award in the Tribune’s 2013 Best of East Valley reader poll, will be mentioned in an “All About Wild Horses” question and answer session 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the Nature Center at Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa.
All-Tribune First Team
Ladies and gentlemen, start your summer. More than 20 neighborhood pools across the East Valley make affordable places to while away hot days, and many go beyond basic lap pools to mimic the attractions at pricey water parks.
A walk through the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College with its curator includes stops at roses named Chihuly, Julia Childs and Day Breaker. This decades-old garden continues to grow and bloom each year through the work of hundreds of volunteers – and they’re ready to share their expertise.
School districts have begun enrolling children for next school year’s preschool and kindergarten-prep programs, and several parents may wonder whether their children are ready for such programs or even what their children could learn in preschool.
With so many leafless, spiky plants growing all around us in this desert, roses seem luxuriously soft and frilly — even with their thorns — by contrast.
Heads up! Spring training hits the East Valley; coverage includes details on the Cubs final season at Hohokam before moving to their new Mesa digs; 2013 outlooks for all East Valley-area teams (Cubs, A's, Angels, Diamondbacks, Giants, Rockies); a Cactus League stadium map; and an introduction to the hometown D-Backs' new TV broadcasting tandem...