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The turf of Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe will be hacked up not by irons but spades after Ken Singh of Singh Organic Soils, LLC, and Singh Farms in Scottsdale reinvigorates the landscape.
NAPA, Calif. — It's a warm day in the Napa Valley and the summer sun that turns the region's plump grapes into prized cabernet sauvignon is beating down on the Odette Estate winery.
Lush lawns are the suburban ideal and may provide some curb appeal and jealous glances from neighbors, but killing the grass may save homeowners a lot of water and green.
Mayor Mitchell’s and the Tempe City Council’s definition of a “sustainable” city is, according to an interview with Gabrielle Olson in ASU LightWorks, “… creating the smallest ecological footprint possible — producing the lowest quantity of pollution possible, efficiently using land; composting used materials, recycling, or converting waste-to-energy — thus minimizing the city’s overall contribution to climate change.”
The Ahwatukee Foothills News editorial staff is set to fare well in the 2014 Arizona Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper and Excellence contest as the top three finishers have been announced for the annual competition.
I love puzzles. Crosswords, brainteasers, and search-a-words to be sure, but nothing beats an old fashioned jigsaw puzzle with about gazillion pieces spilling out of the box. Right now there is a monster-sized puzzle strewn across our family’s dining room table. I have been persistently working on it for so long that I can’t remember the last evening we ate dinner at the table.
“Business owners or patrons who want to stop someone from inhaling vapors in prohibited settings can call the Tempe Police Department, which will enforce the ban.” Arizona Republic, “Tempe bans e-cigarette use in public,” Aug. 1.
This coming week marks the birthday of a man who Bing Crosby called, “the beginning and the end of music in America.” Born in the sweltering heat of a New Orleans’ August, the grandson of former slaves, and suffering abject poverty, that man was Louis Armstrong.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Let's face it: In today's hurry-up culture, there always will be a need for fast food. Even when you're enjoying a leisurely vacation in a place like Traverse City, a Lake Michigan resort community with a nationwide reputation for restaurants serving high-quality, farm-to-table fare.
Chandler resident Wendi Van Briesen is pictured with her husband, Aaron, and children Tanner and McKenna. Van Briesen died after sustaining injuries from a rogue wave in Hawaii on July 12. [Photo courtesy Van Briesen family]
We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the standing room only audience that participated so enthusiastically and honestly in our recent 14 July “Perils and Perks of Privilege" workshop at Pomegranate Café. It was for us an opportunity to move conversations about diversity and difference to a deeper level of personal and social examination.
With the upcoming Tempe City Council election I asked the five council hopefuls and two incumbents two questions about crime and policing costs.
A 25-year-old man shot by Tempe police officers on Friday has died, according to a police spokesman.
We can’t sustain this kind of immigration
A Mesa man was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly assaulting multiple police officers.
Near Mpumalanga, South Africa, are the marvelous and mysterious Echo Caves. Rediscovered in the last century and turned into a tourist site, these caverns are home to a truly remarkable ecosystem. One of the more amazing species found there, is its famous and unique wild fig trees. As far as plant life goes, these fig trees appear to be normal run-of-the-mill fruit bushes. What makes them so famous is the unseen: Their roots. Researchers and spelunking scientists have followed the roots of these trees deep into Echo Caves — 400 feet deep to be precise — the deepest known root system in the world.
Matthew Nelson was trekking along in the Santa Rita Mountains, just southeast of Tucson, when he came upon a little brown sign on the trail.
A bicyclist was in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Broadway Road in Mesa on July 10.
Starting this fall, high school athletic programs across Arizona will face additional fees to participation in postseason play.
At first, the apocalypse on a train premise of the new sci-fi film, Snowpiercer, comes off as being rather absurd, and the more you think about it the crazier it seems. Nevertheless, the unlikely setting for this story does make for an entertaining, allegoric and thought-provoking look at class conflict and the dangers of messing with Mother Nature, plus it has some thrilling action sequences and special effects as well.
The 2015 budget signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer last month contains one important provision some school reformers believe represents a true gamer in the struggle to improve the educational outcomes for all students.
I am disheartened to hear of the Arizona Department of Revenue’s recent decision to promote a new tax on Arizona homeowners who take advantage of solar energy.
A 16-year-old boy has admitted to several burglaries and arsons recently in Gilbert.
Thieves have hit a Gilbert neighborhood, again, gaining entry into vehicles and stealing valuables , according to police.
I was told some decades ago that my life would pass like the seasons of the year. With life-expectancy hovering at roughly around eighty years, my wise counselor said that we can divide our lives into four seasons of twenty years each. The first twenty years of life is spring. Life is new and young. Flowers bloom and the grass is green. Everything is just beginning — childhood, adolescence, young adulthood. In the spring we begin to plant the seeds that in time will grow, bloom, and eventually be harvested. The entire year — all other seasons — lay out before us, and we want to get to them as quickly as we can.