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Good evening students, teachers, and families of Red Mountain High School. I'm honored to have the privilege to speak before you today. Now, writing a graduation speech was all well and good until I realized I actually had to talk about something. I had a period where I was overwhelmed with possible - speech topics, as this is an open-ended speech. I could tell all of you just about anything right now. However, I wanted to focus on one idea, something that would stick. So, to my colleagues, my friends and to the whole graduating class of 2014, I say this: Life is like an avocado.
LOS ANGELES — Every time a bartender at trendy Los Angeles fusion eatery Luna Park squeezes a shot of lime into a drink these days, owner Peter Kohtz says he winces a little.
Mesa’s Neighborhood Outreach Office has three drop-off days scheduled for residents to donate boxes of citrus to the United Food Bank.
Shopping at Superstition Ranch Market, unlike the name itself, isn’t based on anything supernatural.
The Groves Neighborhood is partnering with City of Mesa Neighborhood Outreach for a volunteer-driven citrus collection from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23. Residents can donate the extra fruit as part of a citywide effort to benefit the United Food Bank.
When most of the country is shivering in their boots, Mesa is bursting with blue skies and the smell of orange blossoms.
Are your oranges odd? Your lemons lacking? Your grapefruit not that good? Let the Master Gardeners of Maricopa County teach you to cultivate produce you can be proud of at the two citrus clinics they are holding at Mesa's Greenfield Citrus Nursery on Jan. 21.
CABARET, Haiti - Hurricane Ike's torrential rains swelled rivers across Haiti and sent floodwaters gushing into homes in the dead of night in one eastern town, killing at least 58 people.
OCEAN VIEW, Hawaii - For eight years, Tony and Sam Bayaoa have grown thousands of bright red, yellow and pink protea flowers on their farm. Then in March, Kilauea volcano opened a new vent and began spewing double the usual amount of toxic gas.
ACCRA, Ghana - President Bush said Wednesday that talk of the United States building new military bases in Africa to expand its influence is "baloney."
Described by explorers as “the reed which gives honey without bees,” sugar cane became one of the most desired plants in the ancient world.
The monsoon is over. Tuesday marked the end to the seasonal weather pattern that brings thunderstorms to Arizona, according to the National Weather Service.
The plant: The foliage had turned red and orange, pumpkins were rolled out for sale, and apples were ripe for the picking at Lyman’s Orchard.
Leave an empty water glass outside during the next few days, and there’s a good chance it’ll be half-full. But will the rain and snow forecast to fall on Arizona make a dent in the drought?
Apples, oranges, iceberg lettuce and onions are, in some ways, the pearl necklace, silk handkerchief, phonograph and horse-drawn carriage of today.
A sudden chill has set into the Valley due to a phenomenon called radiational cooling — and there could be even lower temperatures soon, environmental experts say.
A sudden chill has set into the Valley due to a phenomenon called radiational cooling and could produce even lower temperatures soon, environmental experts say.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Jeanne strengthened from a tropical storm into the sixth hurricane of the season and struck the evacuated eastern tip of the Dominican Republic on Thursday, a day after lashing Puerto Rico with damaging winds and rain that knocked out power, flooded roads and killed two people.
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada - Hurricane Ivan took aim Thursday at Jamaica and possibly Florida after killing 23 people in five countries and devastating Grenada, where police fired tear gas to stop a looting frenzy and frightened students armed themselves with knives and sticks.
As the East Valley greets the first day of summer, we decided to explore the season’s meaning up and down the map.
Having been born and raised on the island of Maui in Hawaii, this recent news item caught my attention. Arizona is loaning an expert wildlife biologist to Hawaii to help solve a mystery on Maui.