You might want to check the packaging on your produce this week because a nationwide fruit recall is in effect on bulk and packaged fruits from the fruit wholesaler Wawona Packing Co. Recalled fruits include peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots that may have been contaminated with listeria.
Guadalupe Davila, known to his former parishioners as Pastor Lupe, is threatening court action against church members who ousted him from the El Mirage church his father shepherd for some three decades. It appears that Davila hired Wayne Gardner, an attorney at the Mesa offices of Gunderson, Denton ... More >>
Church members throw out a preacher for debauchery and financial malfeasance.
If you're not a thumbsucking moron who only cares about which overzealous rapper impregnated which leg-spreading reality star, you might've heard of this thing called the "fiscal cliff." If not, lemme just clue you in via economist Paul Craig Roberts: "The fiscal cliff is automatic spending cuts an ... More >>
Election years tend to carry more chaos then normal ones, but there was something else going on in 2012. Maybe it's the aura of apocalypse made people a little stranger this year. We had the Syrian Civil War, the Aurora Shooting, Israel being dicks to Gaza and vice versa, Mitt Romney was treated l ... More >>
The story "Collateral Damage," which is now available in print and on here on our website talks about a new book by retired assistant El Mirage Police Chief Bill Louis about the outrageous failure of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's investigative unit to look into hundreds of alleged sex-crimes cases from about ... More >>
Also read: Citizen Espresso Bar Owner Calls it Quits; Letter Says She Was Forced By Her Investor/Mom to Leave Sherry Dew wants to make one thing clear: Her daughter, Tiffany Dew, never owned Citizen Espresso Bar. "Tiffany liked to tell everyone she owned it, but that just isn't true. My husband an ... More >>
Here's one family table we'll consider ourselves fortunate not to be sitting at over the holidays. Tiffany Dew, owner and operator of Citizen Espresso Bar, has called it quits. The reason? She says it's her investor, Sherry Dew, who also happens to be her mom. Dew purchased the coffee shop on Cen ... More >>
(This post has been updated.) Brewpubs, restaurants that sell beer brewed on the premises, combine tasty eats washed down with unique fermented concoctions for an experience folks can't get anywhere else. Where to go for bites and a venue-made brew in greater Phoenix? (Distributing brews to ... More >>
A former Tempe cop accused of stealing evidence from the agency's evidence room -- including a refrigerator -- has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.Initially, former Tempe Officer Elliot Campbell was booked on two counts of theft of a credit card, 10 counts of tampering with evidence, and ... More >>
The snap of the casing, the juicy mystery meat, the seasonings -- thankfully, the mighty hot dog makes its home not just in ball parks and backyard barbecues, but at plenty of wiener stands across the Valley. With so many places to choose from and always a new hot dog to try, we at Chow Bell ... More >>
Court officials tell New Times that a Tempe cop accused of stealing evidence from one of the department's evidence rooms has pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and evidence tampering. In total, Officer Elliot Campbell's charged with two counts of theft of a credit card, 10 counts of tampering ... More >>
When a cop is busted stealing something from an evidence room, it's often drugs or cash. Not Tempe police Officer Elliot Campbell -- he stole a refrigerator, a washing machine, and various other household items.Campbell, an 11-year veteran of the force, was arrested yesterday after an investigati ... More >>
Courtesy of Chef Michael DeMariaYesterday, we spoke with 51-year-old Chef Michael DeMaria of Heirloom and M Catering. Today, our chat continues... Even though he's cooked for celebs and can afford to stay in style, DeMaria isn't afraid to rough it in a tent. In his spare time, he's an av ... More >>
Kelly Green Belinda Powell has been around pickles for almost as long as she can remember; she learned a special family recipe from her mother and grandmother at a very young age. In fact, when her grandmother died, she left about 30 family pickling recipes, which Powell gladly snatche ... More >>
The leader of the "RIP Crew," a group of thugs involved in the illegal-gun and drug business, was sentenced to federal prison on Tuesday.A federal judge handed down a sentence of 15 years in federal prison for 30-year-old Juan Victor Munoz, a convicted felon, for his role in the sale of an il ... More >>
www.babble.comWill Sarah Palin be coming to the Valley to promote her new book? You betchya! On December 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the former GOP vice-presidential candidate will be at the Costco in Tempe to promote her new tell-all, Going Rogue. Palin began her book tour on Oprah y ... More >>
Adriane GoetzDarlene "Dar" Bieling is a booze-slingin' ray of sunshine at Phoenix's Swizzle Inn.Dar is a class act. She never forgets your drink and is as pleasant as can be. She's a top notch bartender, and is atrociously gorgeous. This isn't how Darlene (or "Dar" as she's more commonly ... More >>
In less than five years, Matt's Big Breakfast has become a downtown Phoenix institution. Every day but Sunday, the diner cooks up dozens of pieces of thick peppered bacon and pounds of olive-oil crisped potatoes in a kitchen smaller than an ASU dorm room. The teeny restaurant's signature day-glow ... More >>
Clients nationwide are entrusting private financial information to a Tempe anti-identity-theft firm thats based on a bluff
13-year-old rapper Supa Nova Sta's got game, if the hip-hop industry's willing to play
Phoenix's downtown is not a place for artists and business owners looking for a fashionable address or an established scene. But it's just right for those who want to blaze urban trails into a city with a suburban soul
Owners can't spell, but man, can they cook
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A local public advocacy attorney vows to change hospital billing laws, after one hits close to home
Dogging the town's frankfurter joints
Iguana Mack's lacks flavor, flair
Covering the tracks of Truckers on Speed's raucous new CD
Years ago, a dispute over money and power split the Valley's Sikh community. Then one of their own was gunned down after September 11. Will the bloodshed be enough to put them back on the same path?
Beleaguered San Carlos reformer could find salvation in salsa
It's not David vs. Goliath; it's Cindy vs. Del Webb
The laid-back intensity of the Diamondbacks' $10 million man
As more businesses and neighborhoods turn to armed private security forces for patrolled services, the debate over the role of cops for hire heats up.
DESPERATE PEOPLE WILL HOCK ALMOST ANYTHING FOR QUICK CASH. THAT'S WHY PAWNSHOPS ARE BUSTLING, AND THE COPS ARE BUSTING