Valley resale shop My Sister’s Closet is generally known for two things: used Blahniks and cheeky billboard copy. You’ve seen the ad slogans in question: “Wanted: One Night Stand” (with a picture of a nightstand) and “Make a Booty Call” (with a boot). Fun stuff, right? Harmless. Good for a chuckle.
Greater Phoenix remains the only major U.S. metropolis without a theme park, despite many bold attempts by inspired impresarios. Could Scottsdale’s OdySea in the Desert hold the formula that finally works?
On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, Scottsdale businessman Mike Aloisi stands under the shade of an oak tree at Cactus Park in Scottsdale, clutching a bouquet of helium balloons. He’s wearing the head of a pelican costume – specifically, “PALican” – mascot for the Valley theme park he conceptualized to promote water safety to children. When Aloisi dons the mask, he becomes the character, waving and cheerfully announcing, “Hi, kids! I’m PALican, the friendly pelican!” One can almost picture a group of small children clinging to the costume and clamoring for photos.
Valley youth get an “extreme” alternative education at Kids That Rip.
The kid rumbles down one steep ramp on his skateboard, then swooshes up another. He flips the board up onto a metal railing, shoots across it and out into the air, then takes a painful-looking spill onto his butt. He winces, gets up, and repeats this process several times, each ending with a tumble. After a few falls, he slams his board against the floor in frustration.
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Hells Angels Shootout
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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...