Here it is: The definitive ranking of every single city and town in Maricopa County. We factored in things like livability, location, attractions for visitors, and any number of X-factors in ranking all 24 cities in towns in the county from worst to first.
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
The high-priest of Hispanic-hatin', now flapping his lips on the AM dial... Xenophobia, self-adulation and delusion are just some of the repulsive dishes offered at ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce's radio cafeteria of hate, which airs Tuesdays and Mondays at 7 p.m. on Phoenix's KFNX 1100 AM ... More >>
MCSORosanna Brown's heading to prison for 20 years.Rosanna Brown, a former teacher at Ed Pastor Elementary School in Phoenix, was sentenced to some pretty lengthy prison time today after pleading guilty to charges that she tricked one of her 14-year-old students into having sex with her back in 2 ... More >>
Steve RhodesWard Churchill, the object of Doug MacEachern's right-wing paranoiaI'm really beginning to wonder about Arizona Republic columnist Doug MacEachern's sanity.Yesterday, I pointed out that MacEachern was regurgitating Glenn Beck's conspiratorial leftovers, wailing like a stuck javelina that ... More >>
Pro-Hitler propagandist and Holocaust-denier David Irving, pitching a fit last night after his soiree for swastika-lickers endedWell, it wasn't too difficult to find out where pro-Hitler propagandist and Holocaust-denier David Irving was having his coffee klatch of kooks, the one I informed you abou ... More >>
You've seen this, right? If you've driven to San Diego, you have. Right off the main drag through Gila Bend, the Best Western Space Age Lodge and Restaurant was opened in 1965 by Al Stovall, a friend of President Eisenhower and supplier of metals and plastics to the federal government during WW ... More >>
Turns out I should go to my neighborhood hotel bars more often! Yes, that's Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder doing U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name" at the Best Western Dobson Ranch Inn in Mesa. Vedder was in town for the Chicago Cubs 2009 Fantasy Camp, according to Stereogum.Two thoughts: First, E ... More >>
Dreams of sex with a young cheerleader became a nightmare for a 14-year-old boy when the lights went on and he realized he had just boffed his 49-year-old teacher. It sounds like it could have been in The Onion newspaper, but the scene really did occur on Saturday at a Best West ... More >>
You may kiss us at midnight
New Year's Eve of destruction
In its way, hellish Gila Bend's in a real estate boom like the rest of the county. Could it be Phoenix's next big bedroom community?
Flashes of brilliance at PAM
First Friday's "after" hours
Downtown Curry and Grill/Best Western Hotel
A Taj Mahal of tasty Indian treats is hidden in the Best Western on Central
A Coachella diary from that other desert to the left
St. Paddy's Day revelry gets the green light
Gray whales are leading tourists, conservationists and business operators on a rocky voyage toward economic and environmental salvation.
Somewhere in a nondescript Kingman subdivision, a mother and wife is poised to ascend to pornographic heights
To the four suburban teen rockers in Chronic Future, the future's looking good
His Cocktail Years: A Pictorial Toast