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When Bill Keller landed a store manager’s job with Dillard’s department store in the Valley 34 years ago, his wife, Dianne, said she wasn’t excited about moving to Arizona, much less Mesa — from Minneapolis.
Steve Kelly is the manager of Dryforce, a Mesa company that helps other businesses and facilities rebuild after being ravaged by fire and water damage.
That happy rainy day has arrived.
For more than two years, an iconic neon sign has been missing in action, so to speak.
It takes a heap of living to make a house a home, and for anyone who goes on the 13th Annual Mesa Historical Homes Tour, they’ll get to see that centuries of living took place through a diverse community and wide variety of structures.
There’s no place like home for the holidays, but for hundreds of pets discovered abandoned in homes due to foreclosure throughout the Valley, there would be no place like a permanent home.
For more than 70 years, Falcon Field has spread its wings in east Mesa to remain in flight and serve not only its own community, but the world.
Two Fountain Hills men who gained access to homes through a carpet cleaning company they worked for are being held in a Maricopa County jail, suspected of stealing more than $30,000 worth of jewelry to sell as scrap.
For more than five years, teams of employees at the Bank of America call center in Chandler have given what local food banks could only hope for during the season of giving while participating in a little friendly competition:
Team Garcia, led by Anna Garcia, donated the most food for the United Food Bank of the East Valley during Bank of America call center’s annual Christmas Food Drive in Chandler. Here, a box is dressed as a pig and equipped with sound that says: “Feed me.” [Mike Sakal/Tribune]
Employees of the Bank of America call center in Chandler have formed teams and have collected food donations for the United Food Bank of the East Valley for more than five years. Pictured on the far right is Barbara Hover, an administrative assistant at the call center who coordinates about four food drives at the call center each year and other charitable events. [Mike Sakal/Tribune]
Tom Sadler (at podium) president of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority office (at microphone) speaks about how the economic impact of spring training games and other events at Cactus League facilities have an economic impact of more than $600 million in Arizona, according to results of recent studies completed this year. Sitting left to right are: Greg Linaman, of Arizona Commerce Authority, Mark Stanton of Arizona Office of Tourism and Mark Coronado, president of the Cactus League. (Tribune photo, Mike Sakal)
A valuable piece of the region’s economic impact puzzle came through a simple conversation between then Tempe Mayor Harry Mitchell, local homebuilder Brad Curtis and a group of businessmen from Chase Bank a number of years ago.
For many years, Kyleigh Sousa and her mother, Karen Montenegro, would decorate Christmas trees in every room of the family’s home in New Jersey.
The Nativity scene with the manger and all the ceramic figures including Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and the shepherds is tucked away in a box somewhere, likely at my mom’s house in Ohio with some of my other stuff I didn’t bring to Arizona when I moved to the Valley nearly seven years ago.
As Elizabeth Johnson, the Tempe mother of missing Baby Gabriel is preparing to exchange her black and white striped jail uniform for bright orange prison garb, a Scottsdale woman connected to the case will remain free.
Cadillac Ranch at Tempe Marketplace (Tribune photo, Mike Sakal)
The Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control is investigating a Tempe bar where Arizona State University student Jack Culolias was last seen during a fraternity-sponsored pledge event attended by dozens of university underclassmen.
A major fundraiser to support cancer research and programs for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is continuing to build on its holiday tradition.
Nearly three years after the case of missing Baby Gabriel Johnson captured national attention, his mother, Elizabeth Johnson, was sentenced on Friday to 5.25 years of prison on offenses in connection to the case.
When musician Alice Cooper kicks off his signature charity fundraiser event “Christmas Pudding” at Comerica Theater with actor Johnny Depp and a host of other entertainers in Phoenix this weekend, a group of East Valley rockers will be taking the stage — and perform as the opening band.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and on Friday, a wonderful sound will be coming from Casino Arizona at Talking Stick during what promises to be a festive event with maybe some surprises.
Right now, a red Vans tennis shoe is the strongest lead that Tempe police have in the case of missing Arizona State University student Jack Culolias.
Cameron Farnsworth, 21, of Mesa and a freshman at Mesa Community College, was first in the drive-through winodw line at the grand opening of the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at West Main Street and Dobson Road in Mesa on Tuesday after camping out to win a dozen free doughnuts each week for a year. (Tribune photo, Mike Sakal)
First in line: Adam Brown, 25, a second-year law student at Arizona State University, camped out for nearly 24 hours to win a dozen free doughnuts each week for a year at the grand opening of the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Mesa on Tuesday. Brown arrived at the store at 8 a.m. on Monday and waited until the shop opened at 5:30 a.m. the next day for his winnings. (Tribune photo, Mike Sakal)