Gilbert Hernandez who, along with wife BJ (Betty-Jane), founded Havana Cafe in Phoenix and Havana Patio Cafe in Scottsdale, has died at age 85. See also: - Eddie Basha, Grocery Magnate, Dies at 75 Hernandez, who passed away on April 21, was born in Havana, Cuba, on July 24, 1927. He came to Americ ... More >>
Eddie Basha, chairman of the Bashas' Family of Stores who regularly made appearances in the company's TV and newspaper ads for years, has died at age 75. Basha passed away Tuesday afternoon. The Chandler-born Basha took over his family's business, founded in 1910, in 1968, when he was 31 years ol ... More >>
Eddie Basha Jr., an Arizona legend who used profits from his successful grocery chain to fund countless charity causes, spent the last years of his life fighting allegations of racism, mistreating employees and even hurting babies by a labor union bent on domination. Though Basha, the grandson of A ... More >>
We will admit to being a glutton for the sort of details that most people (wisely?) dismiss as boring. And so, while reporting this week's feature on the SCA campaign finance scandal now plaguing the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, we literally spent two days studying Sheriff Joe Arpaio' ... More >>
Jack Pfister, Phoenix community leader and former long-term manager of power and water utility company Salt River Project, died yesterday at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer. A native to Prescott, Arizona, Pfister quickly rose to leadership in the Phoenix community, where he played rol ... More >>
Sloane BurwellVegetables and colorful pinatas inside Food City. This week we are bringing you reviews of three Valley Mexican grocery store chains, in honor of the opening of Walmart's Supermercado. Wednesday, we brought you Walmart; yesterday was Phoenix Pro's Market. Today, Basha's Food City. Lo ... More >>
The Don Stapley Legal Defense Fund had a "fair amount of return" from a recent fund-raising letter, says one of the fund's trustees, Betsey Bayless (above).But the support for the Maricopa County Supervisor under indictment hasn't come without raising some suspicions. Bayless, like other trustees of ... More >>
Eddie Basha supports Sheriff Joe. Wonder how the Valley's Hispanics like them frijoles? The unions are gonna love this one. Financial statements are out for the 2008 Maricopa County Sheriff's race, and guess who lent a smidgen of his largesse to the over $300,000 Sheriff Joe Arpaio's raised so far ... More >>
The Wild Turkey calls the guv a coward, outs Republican white supremacists, and searches for Dennis Wilenchik’s lost subpoenas
This raucous raven demands: Is Westcor taking a cue from the Jim Crow South, or is io's closing really about a lame-o lease dispute?
Bashas' Drive-Through Grocery
From the week of December 21, 2000
For all that's at stake, the state's most influential lobbyists and businesses are strangely silent on Proposition 200, which would remove them as the primary financiers of election campaigns
Gubernatorial candidates have been playing the usual political game. One of them lost a long time ago.
For years, House minority leader Art Hamilton has used every trick in the book--the House rules book--to influence the Republican majority; now he's running for secretary of state
Clinton won, Fife lost, and now state Dems have high hopes for '98. But they're in for a wild-ass ride
Legislator's art is suddenly in high demand
Meet Jane Hull. She's probably your next governor.
After losing a Nice Guy gubernatorial campaign, Eddie Basha calls Symington's behavior bizarre, immoral, unethical
WITH PROPOSITION 300--THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY-RIGHTS MEASURE--ARIZONA ONCE AGAIN BECOMES A BATTLEGROUND FOR A NATIONAL RIGHT-WING CRUSADE
GUBERNATORIAL HOPEFUL EDDIE BASHA IS KNOWN AS A PHILANTHROPIST AND A CRUSADER FOR EDUCATION. WHAT HE'S NOT KNOW AS IS A DEMOCRAT
FOR ONCE, BIG BUSINESS AND EDUCATORS ARE IN CONCERT. BUT WILL LAWMAKERS FACE THE MUSIC