The number of people apprehended by Border Patrol agents in Arizona last year was the lowest in 20 years.U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that there were 125,942 apprehensions last year, which still amounts to an average of 350 people per day.
Few people can flip through their rock 'n roll rolodex and put together a show quite as well as Valley legend Alice Cooper. After all, Cooper is the king of shock rock, and he paved the way for a legion of acts trying to get a rise out of mothers around the world. This year Alice recruited Vince N ... More >>
Downtown Mesa, get ready to welcome a new restaurant specializing in pan-Latin cuisine to the 'hood. See also: - French-Inspired New Orleans Grocery Cafe and Market Coming Soon to Central Phoenix - May Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix According to manager Marco Meraz, Republica ... More >>
Despite a steep decline in border crossings and apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant deaths have increased. And over the past 22 years, at least 2,238 migrants died crossing Arizona's southwestern desert, according to a new study. The study released Wednesday by Pima County Office ... More >>
A Republican testified before a Senate committee Monday to call the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill an "excellent starting point," but said he feels that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families were left out of the proposed legislation.No, this isn't the The Onion.See also:-Pervgate
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
See also: SB 1070 Slugfest: Will Judge Susan Bolton Block 1070's "Papers Please" Section? See also: SB 1070 Oral Arguments on "Papers Please" Section Scheduled for August 21See also: ACLU Seeks New Injunction on "Papers Please" Portion of SB 1070See also: SB 1070, SCOTUS, Friendly House, and a Ray o ... More >>
See also: Joe Arpaio's Racial Profiling Trial Begins, and, Yes, He's Guilty as Sin See also: Joe Arpaio Racial-Profiling Trial Draws Protestors' Calls for Justice on Opening Day See also: Joe Arpaio's Racial Profiling Case Costs County Close To $1 Million, So Far In the law-enforcement experience o ... More >>
Heather Gill PhotographySunday night's Stephanie Izard (and Guests) Goat Tour dinner was a convergence of new and cool projects all gathered together under white lights strung above the grass carpeted courtyard of Joe Garcia's soon-to-be-built-out The Accidental Yard in Old Town Scottsdale. ... More >>
The Latino population has risen significantly in the United States in the past decade, but not just because of immigration. Actually, a higher birth rate among Hispanic women is now the dominant factor in the rise, according to a new study.The driving force for this surge: Mexican-Amer ... More >>
Leroy Smalley went to Guatemala after being convicted of attempted child molestation in 2003, evading an order for lifetime probation. Authorities brought him back to the United States last week. Leroy Smalley was down on his luck in 2003. He'd just been convicted in a child molesta ... More >>
Flickr- arnold inuyaki Tlacoyos can be filled and topped with just about anything, like these saucy numbers.Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusu ... More >>
Flickr- amanky Pan-fried steak never looked so pretty: Milanesa de res con limon.Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the val ... More >>
photosbyjosemunoz.comGee, if we're being "invaded," Jan, why not declare a state of emergency?Add one part delusion to three parts grandstanding, mixed with a healthy glob of nativism, and what do you get?Governor Jan Brewer's SB 1070 "counterclaim" against the federal government for not protecting ... More >>
Erica O'NeilBright red chicken and carne asada-- The Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo.Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the vall ... More >>
Brother AliBrother Ali, The Grouch, Eligh and Los RakasClub RedDecember 3, 2010The Grouch might have been the headliner last night at Club Red in Tempe, but it seemed pretty obvious that Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali was the main draw on this stop of the How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour. The ... More >>
Jaime Cruz-Gutierrez and Olga Marinos FuentesThe Phoenix Police Department has identified two individuals arrested after cops busted up a Phoenix drop house where authorities found nine children being held captive.Jaime Cruz-Gutierrez, 44, and Olga Marinos Fuentes, 41, were seen leaving the house ... More >>
Paul Babeu got his wish -- this billboard has been removed.A billboard displaying a Hispanic family with an out-of-context quote from Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been removed.Within days of the billboard being put up, Babeu started campaigning to have it removed, even calling the consulat ... More >>
Surprise, surprise: Russell Pearce prevaricates yet againSometimes I wonder if state Senator Russell Pearce would know the truth if it bopped him upside his mutton head. Known for spewing bogus stats conflating crime with Mexican migration, he can't seem to help himself, no matter how bogus the fact ... More >>
from AltoArizona.comSay it ain't so, Phil...Is Lakers head coach Phil Jackson -- generally known for his lefty ways -- a nativist as well?That's the only conclusion one can draw from his recent statements to ESPN in support of SB 1070, a law sponsored by neo-Nazi hugging Mexican-hater, state Senator ... More >>
Wahoo! The Wackjob from Wasilla's here to save Jan!Sarah Palin will be in Phoenix Saturday at the Marriott Desert Ridge, joining her fellow Republican, Governor Jan Brewer in an event billed at launching a "national effort and Web site to educate America on border security and encourage support for ... More >>
Sacré merde! The onslaught that is Toronto Fest
Just don't steal the menus from this South American deli
Letters from the week of January 16, 2003
The Clash leader dies, closing out a somber 2002 for rebel music
From all points south, they flock to a Sonoran bus station called "The Chicken Coop"
Los Tigres del Norte continue to document the complex lives of Mexicans in America
COCKFIGHTING IS ILLEGAL IN 46 STATES. SIXTEEN OF THEM CONSIDER THE PRACTICE A FELONY. IN ARIZONA, IT'S ENTERTAINMENT.