Think driving across town for dinner is crazy? What about flying to Payson for breakfast? Take to the sky with the Valley’s $100 hamburger club.
et’s go to Sedona,” Scott Pasmore deadpans, opening the throttle on his two-seat, homemade airplane. After a brief taxi down the runway, we’re aloft, floating placidly over Deer Valley Airport like a fiberglass sparrow.
A year after the much-publicized Coronado mansion deaths, Dina Shacknai – mother of 6-year-old Max Shacknai – talks for the first time about the tragedy and her efforts to create a legacy for her only child.
Dina Shacknai tells a charming story about her late son, Max, and she relates it so vividly the boy seems to inhabit the room – his 6-year-old essence finding a momentary foothold in his mother's weary smile and tear-shot eyes.
A hearty Asian fish breed keeps Valley waterways weed-free. Anglers love them, too.
Thomas Hemphill fondly recalls the fishing trips of his youth. On those sun-kissed, halcyon days of amateur angling, Hemphill would catch catfish and carp at the local watering hole with his father and uncle, listen to the frogs croak, and swap stories as the sun went down. The 55-year-old Bass Pro sales associate calls it “wonderful” bonding time.
Yep, there’s nothing like fishing in a Mesa canal.
Valley entrepreneurs are foregoing banks in favor of online “crowd-sourcing.”
“The dirty faux paint on the walls makes it look like a little gnome cave,” Aaron Johnson says.
This is fitting given the name of the charming bookstore we’re standing in: Lawn Gnome Publishing. As owner Johnson, 30, shows me around half of an old bungalow on Fifth and Roosevelt streets in Downtown Phoenix, his eyes light up like Willy Wonka leading children around the chocolate factory.
An Arizona prosecutor vows to keep adult filmmakers out of the Valley. Are they coming anyway?
It’s just after 1 a.m on a Saturday night in downtown Tempe – one of those buzzy late March evenings when the Valley feels like the most happening place in America. Spring training fans trade shots with sunburnt ASU co-eds. Art fair habitués chat over pints of Guinness at Rula Bula. A one-man-band busks for change on Mill Avenue. Very few of them, if any, are aware of the Phoenix Forum – a massive but low-profile porn-industry convention happening just around the corner.
As the London Summer Games get underway, Valley sports insiders ask: Could it happen here?
Imagine the world’s top amateur athletes cavorting in an Olympic Village at Arizona State University. Russian and Chinese gymnasts dueling inside US Airways Center. Opening ceremonies at… well, details to come. Could Phoenix host a Summer Olympic Games? We’d face a few Olympic-sized hurdles, for sure. Triple-digit temperatures. Funding issues. Questions about that all-important international “stature.”
A rare, fungus-spawned disease that mimics cancer thrives in Arizona. Just another weird local bug.
It’s a medical mystery worthy of a House season cliffhanger: A treatable infection that strikes few and far between, with a mere 44 known cases worldwide between 1964 and 2008. Just 19 occurred in the U.S., according to a recent survey by the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale – but 17 of them were in Arizona.
Death in the Brotherhood
Who killed Cave Creek Hells Angel Patrick Eberhardt? There are some striking theories on the street. ...
With an assist from a motivated widower, Mayo Clinic uncovers a genetic link to a little-known heart condition called SCAD. On Jan. 2, 2011, 51-year-old Judy Alico experienced blurry vision and pain in her right arm. She was rushed from her Scottsda...
MIXED MEDIA: As badly as the recent Veterans affairs scandal has tarnished the agency’s reputation – secret waiting lists, 115-day wait times, deadly neglect – Americans still trust it more than Congress. According to a recent USA T...
In Development: Group/Think
A new breed of niche business incubators in the Valley goes beyond the techie-coworking model. ...
Hells Angels Shootout
After a fierce shootout last year in Chino Valley between members of the Hells Angels and rival bikers the Vagos, it seems a turf battle is brewing. Could Phoenix be a future battleground?It was a peaceful Saturday morning like any other for Terrance...