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According to a Tribune article on April 13, Mesa’s City Council raised the secondary property tax rate from $.86 per $100 to $1.18 per $100. This increased revenue for 2014-15 from $22.1 million to $33.4 million.
The envelope is open as we unveil Chandler's best! After more than a month of online polling and thousands of votes, here are the top picks for the best of what Chandler has to offer. Our readers decided what they like most about the city, from the best restaurants to grab a meal to the best place to get a new hairstyle, and these pages outline the readers’ choices for 2014. Some are well-known landmarks in Chandler, while others could be new to you. Please join us in congratulating the winners — and second- and third-place finishers — and stop in to visit them to see what makes those businesses, restaurants and places so special.
Who is afraid of the big, bad wolf? Certainly not East Valley Tribune readers, who voted Chandler High School’s wolf as the best school mascot for the second consecutive year.
Having Wolves as a mascot is hardly unique. According to the website highschoolnicknames.homestead.com, Wolves are the 29th-most common selection among high schools nationally. Even two other high schools in Arizona — Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale and Estrella Foothills High School in Goodyear — share the nickname of Canis lupus.
But Chandler High School can claim something its state brethren lack: longevity. Established in 1914, Chandler High has existed in some form for an entire century.
Chandler High’s student body has done its part to uphold the proud Wolves name. According to the school’s website, Chandler High has produced 50 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in the past six years and the school recently received an “A” grade from the Arizona Department of Education.
In sports, the Wolves football team, led by Bryce Perkins and Chase Lucas, is one of the best Division I squads in Arizona and is expected to contend for a state championship this season.
So perhaps the only people who should fear the big, bad wolf — affectionately named “Scruffy” at Chandler High — is anyone who doubts the students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Chandler High School Wolves.
Chandler Traditional Academy Hawks, Athlos Titans, Chandler Seton Catholic Sentinels, Perry Pumas.
Chandler High School mascot Scruffy flexes for the camera during a home game against Buena on Sept. 5, 2014.
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Roy Higgins, bartender at El Palacio Restaurant and Cantina in Chandler, said he enjoys serving drinks because of the great group of people he serves on a daily basis. But the job has been, at least, a small part of his life since early on.
“It got me through school, actually; through college,” Higgins said.
He recounted washing dishes in New Jersey as a teen and has “always kept a foot in the business.” After running his own personal training nutrition business for 10 years, the birth of his son and an unstable economy meant Higgins needed to seek more dependable work. That work was back behind the bar, this time at El Palacio, where he has worked for five years and managed for the past four.
“The people that come in are great,” he said. “It’s pretty amazing how many people I’ve met just standing behind that bar.”
El Palacio may well be a classic example of success in family-owned restaurants — a small chain that started in Bullhead City and now includes five other locations in the state, as well as one in Nevada.
“It’s family. Working for Anthony (Serrano) and the family, it’s fantastic,” Higgins said.
But what Higgins said he enjoys most is the great group of regulars that come in to El Palacio on a daily basis.
“It’s nice to see that when you work hard, people notice it,” he said. “It makes me happy, all the individuals that come in and come back. I’d like to say thank you to the people who took time to vote for me.”
Martin Zatarin, El Palacio
2950 E. Germann Road
(480) 802-5770 or EPFamilyRestaurants.com
Brent Paliga, Bourbon Jacks
11 W. Boston St.
(480) 664-1738 or BourbonJacksaz.com
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Arizona high schoolers who can't name at least one branch of government, define the United States as a capitalist country or at least know Phoenix is the state capitol could find themselves denied a diploma.
In a case with nationwide implications, attorneys for a tiny Gilbert congregation want the U.S. Supreme Court to void local regulations that limit the size and placement of signs to its services.
Republicans may try to block independents from participating in future party primaries after their turnout in last month's election — close to one vote out of every seven — may have affected some races.
Why do public schools have the option of asking its local community for additional dollars through overrides when charter schools don’t. The Arizona Legislature has not updated its funding formula for over 30 years. Whereas the Legislature legalized the option for charter schools and funded charters at a higher rate, which equates to roughly $1,000 more per student.
What is the big deal about public education these days? Does it really have an effect on my life if I don’t have children attending the public schools? The Justice Policy Institute issued a report in 2007 on Education and Public Safety. Research results found that “a 5-percent increase in male high school graduation rates would produce an annual savings (in the state) of almost $5 billion in crime-related expenses.” Are you aware that the Arizona high school graduation rate has fallen below the national average? Public Safety is the main concern of police departments across the state. Who, then, did the Arizona Police Association choose to endorse for Gilbert School Board? Jill Humpherys and Charles Santa Cruz.
The state's high court is being asked to decide when groups attacking politicians up for election have to disclose who is financing the effort.
“Linda Turley-Hansen’s column about musky teenagers kind of gives me the creeps. As to the content, if the NRA has their way, we will all have guns and the discussion will have to shift to ‘size matters!’ ”
Conservative lobbyists want Arizona to join the growing list of states applying for the nation’s second constitutional convention.
The Clean Elections Commission concluded Thursday there's enough evidence to suggest that Attorney General Tom Horne violated campaign finance laws to force his agency to respond to subpoenas and compel employees there to testify under oath.
Once again, in November, school districts throughout the state will have overrides on the ballot. Most, if not all, districts do this because the funding formula from the state is over 30 years old and does not meet the cost of doing business in the year 2014. Think about it; can you get a gallon of gas for 95 cents today? Well, that’s essentially what they are asking schools to do today.
A proposal asking voters to hike the pay of state legislators by $11,000 a year is getting a decidedly cool reception from Gov. Jan Brewer — as is her own party's nominee for state superintendent of public instruction.
Nearly three out of four registered voters didn't bother to cast ballots for any of the primary races.
The Father of our Country on the Gilbert School Board? George Washington?
On Aug. 8, I read an article written by Dan Tamblo, a good writer. I have also read a few other articles about The Lakes and the proposed residential housing project in this paper. I agree with those homeowners (51 percent or more, I hope) who do not support further residential development at The Lakes Golf Course.
House Speaker Andy Tobin will carry the Republican banner in the race to oust Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick from Congress.
Electing a replacement for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer tops the list of items to watch in Arizona's November general election. Voters also will choose a new secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and top schools official.
“Christine Jones, perhaps you can write a book about how not to run an election campaign. At least five robo-calls every day did not motivate me to vote for you.”
Like many middle-class parents, we promised our kids that we would pay for their college education, a reasonable promise in the 1980s from two parents who were teachers. We are still paying off their college loans in 2014, yet we feel lucky compared to students and families who are paying off college loans accrued between 2008 and 2014.
The Desert Oasis Aquatic Center polling place in Chandler on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2014.
The long-awaited demise of the Elevation Chandler building is now entering its final stages.
With close to 60 percent of the votes in the Republican primary Wendy Rogers will face Kyrsten Sinema for the Congressional District 9 seat in the November General Election.