Arizonans appear to be helping Mexican tourism make a comeback.After tourism plunged in 2009, American traveler rates to Mexico have been steadily climbing each year. But local travel agencies are noticing a significant increase recently in the number of people traveling south of the border.
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:
Heather Rene Guffin, the CEO of a timeshare-marketing firm, was arrested at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport last week following an altercation with customs agents. Now the 35-year-old expatriate is stuck in Phoenix, hoping a federal judge rules as soon as this morning that she can return t ... More >>
David Dimmick isn't much of a braggart -- at least as far as we can tell -- but he's got every effin' right to be. Since becoming a DJ in 1996, the dude's C.V. includes sharing stages with some pretty stellar icons from hip-hop history, like the Wu-Tang Clan, Pharohe Monarche, A Tribe Called Quest, ... More >>
Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? After surviving another holiday visit with the family in Michigan, where a new rule was set each time the temperature dropped another five degrees (don't knock the nativity set over when you're fencing on the Wii, don't ... More >>
Following the NFL draft, the Arizona Cardinals have released three players: running back Edgerrin James, cornerback Rod Hood, and linebacker Travis LaBoy...Arizona Representative Robert Meza has resigned from the board of Chicanos por la Causa to focus on creating a nonprofit organization for e ... More >>
US Airways announced today it will relax ticketing policies for passengers scheduled this week to fly to, from, or through a slew of cities in Mexico. The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that American Airlines is making a similar move. The Phoenix-based airline's Web site says passengers s ... More >>
Bobbie MezaValley Fever spent part of Monday afternoon at the home of Bobbie Meza, a 1982 graduate of Tempe High School. Her family is kind of like the Brady Bunch, except Dad's an illegal immigrant in jail for identity theft. Meza is 44 years old, wearing a black tank top and jeans. A ... More >>
By Benjamin Leatherman Treasure Mammal's Abe Gil in action. If we had to put together our top 10 favorite local bands to see live, Treasure Mammal would undoubtedly be somewhere on said list. It's because Abelardo Gil III, the hyperactive dynamo behind the one-man spazz-tronica outfit, always put ... More >>
By Benjamin Leatherman A spectacular view of the crystal blue Caribbean Sea from Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula (photo by Jenna Leatherman). Despite having an ultra-hectic schedule these days, I was fortunate enough to be able to slip off to Cancun with friends and family a few weeks ago for a ... More >>
Barrio businesses are flourishing, but not in downtown Phoenix
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Coeds gone wild in Mexico
With prospects drying up for Latin rock, a gifted guitarist returns to the acoustic sounds of his youth
Gray whales are leading tourists, conservationists and business operators on a rocky voyage toward economic and environmental salvation.
A Phoenix cop gunned down Alfonso Celaya four months ago. His family still waits for justice, or at least an explanation.
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