Valley News

Valley News

Transplantizona

You know the old Arizona refrain “Everybody here is from somewhere else”? U.S. census data proves it. As of 2012, only 38 percent of the people living in Arizona were born in the state, th...

Drink This

Happy Hour

West Side Story

Phoenix doesn’t have the Jets and Sharks, but when it comes to neighborhood pride, there’s a definite east-west divide. Score drink discounts and noteworthy nibbles at these westerly happy...

People

People

Space Case

Planetary scientist Jim Bell reaches for the stars – and Pluto, and Mars –while advocating for the return of big-government space programs. Planetary scientist Jim Bell always had stars i...

Food Reviews

Food Reviews

Noble Eatery

Former Noca chef and Downtown dough master find success in simplicity. Former Noca chef Claudio Urciuoli is most at ease with simple dishes. Consequently, he teamed up with local bread maker Jason Ra...

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee (AKA “The Other Side of the Hill”)Technically part of phoenix, Ahwatukee draws its name from one of the first homes in the foothills, the Ahwatukee Ranch, built in 1922. The word...

Arts

Arts

Bob Boze Bell

Artist of the MonthBob Boze Bell  Bob Boze Bell is a man of many cowboy hats: executive editor of Cave Creek-based True West magazine, host of True West Moments on Encore’s Western channel...

Spotlight

Spotlight

Amy Van Dyken

Amy Van Dyken Olympic Swimmer & Survivor Scottsdale resident Amy Van Dyken won four gold medals in swimming at the 1996 Olympics, including a nail-biting victory by a hundredth of a second in the...

Food Scene

Local Products

Quinoa Esta Bakery

Sharon Downing, a Cooking for Wellness instructor at the John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center, didn’t intentionally start her home-based bakery as a gluten-free endeavor, or even as...

History

History

Pilot Program

Of the many medical ripple effects of the Vietnam War, one of the most important was the advent of helicopter evacuations in medical emergencies.And though the low deserts of Arizona couldn’t be...

Weekly Top Ten

Things To Do

MARCH 9-15

1. Scottsdale Arts Festival – March 13-15This award-winning festival features 175 jury-selected artists from throughout the U.S. Live entertainment, gourmet food trucks and an interactive art experience are included. The piece pictured is by Stephen Harmston. F-Sa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10, adults; $5, students; free, children 12 and younger. Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

Web Extras

Web Extras

Cocktail Guide Extras

Our Cocktail Guide overfloweth. See our web extra for extended Q&As with bartenders, more top drink picks, photo extras and more. ...

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Mad Skills: Meet the Man Behind Wheelchair Labs

Tara's Big Travels

Taras BIG Travels

Local Luster

From Sedona to Tucson, The Valley TV personality partakes in the good life across Arizona.You know things are bad when the TSA agent at Sky Harbor refers to you by name and says, “You never stay home, do you?” Even as a former high school debater, I didn’t have a comeback. He was r...

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