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Jamie Peachey

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    December 16, 2013

    Top 10 Arizona Marijuana News Stories of 2013

    This year was an important year for marijuana-related issues in Arizona.Some of the most important battles of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act were fought this year, and there appears to be a future for legalization. Check out the top 10 marijuana stories from New Times this year:

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    August 28, 2013

    Hollywood Alley: An Oral History of "Arizona's Only Ultra-Chic Pissant Hip Dive Bar"

    Rock 'n' roll, to paraphrase punk icon Poison Ivy, is for misfits. A refuge for outsiders, oddballs, or anyone else even a little bit strange. The description is apt for the recently closed Hollywood Alley and much of its patronage. Over its 25-year lifespan, the Mesa rock joint and restaurant, whic ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Arizona Medical-Marijuana List of 48 State-Authorized Dispensaries Released by DHS

    Dozens of medical-pot dispensaries dot the state from nearly every corner since the first one, Arizona Organix of Glendale, opened in November. A recent newsletter to patients released by the state Department of Health and obtained by New Times shows the addresses of 48 of these pioneering business ... More >>

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    August 3, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. Jeff Kraus' 5 Best T ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Body of Missing Lost Dutchman Hiker Possibly Found by Superstition Search and Rescue

    Members of the Superstition Search and Rescue have discovered what they suspect is the body of a hiker missing since Monday. Crews from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office responded to Lost Dutchman State Park on Monday night -- four days ago -- after receiving a call of an overdue hiker, PCSO spokes ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Big Brain Awards 2013: Nominate Emerging Culinary Creatives for Cash Prizes

    Nothing beats creativity -- especially if it makes a difference in our community. Since 2010, we've been on the hunt for emerging creatives in the Valley who are working on cool projects. Call them designers, performers, chefs, singers, dancers, painters, sculptors ... We're sticking to Big Brain ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Big Brain Awards 2013: Nominate Emerging Performing Creatives for Cash Prizes

    Nothing beats creativity -- especially if it makes a difference in our community. Since 2010, we've been on the hunt for emerging creatives in the Valley who are working on cool projects. Call them designers, performers, chefs, singers, dancers, painters, sculptors ... We're sticking to Big Brain ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    15 Metro Phoenix Restaurants to Visit During Spring Training 2013

    Spring Training is almost upon us, which means winter is officially over and it's time to break out the shorts. This right here is the weather we Phoenicians live for, the reason we endure five hellish months of summer and severe cases of cabin fever . . . just for the few all-too-brief months of ba ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Maynard James Keenan Discusses Donkey Punch the Night

    Right now, there's a Tool fan angrily venting about the lack of a new Tool album in some dark corner of the Internet. Right now, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan is most likely working on something other than a new Tool album. As detailed in this week's Phoenix New Times cover story, Keenan is a ... More >>

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    October 13, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Arizona Cannabis Society Raided by Phoenix Police

    Arizona Cannabis Society, a medical-marijuana caregiver collective featured prominently in a March New Times blog post, was raided today by Phoenix police.Founder Bill Hayes is still being detained, cops say. However, police have no intention of booking anyone into jail today, says Phoenix Police Se ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Big Brain 2012 Finalist: Farmer Woody, a.k.a. John Milton

    You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives and the results are in. Introducing our Big Brain 2012 Finalists. Leading up to the Big Brain Award awards announcement and celebration on April 7, Chow Bella and Jackalope Ranch will introduc ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Will Humble, AZ DHS Director, Not Worried About Running Medical-Pot Program Despite New Federal Warning

    If the feds decide to pull up their jackboots and bust state employees for administering Arizona's medical-marijuana program, the director of the state Department of Health Services could be a target.After all, Will Humble is the boss at DHS, the state agency that will be approving applications for ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Medical-Marijuana Warehouse Brings Pot Growers Together to Serve Patients' Needs

    Image: Jamie PeacheyOne of the many medical-pot plants growing at the Arizona Cannabis Society in El Mirage.​ The freedom to grow marijuana granted by the state's 2010 medical-pot law is blossoming along with the plants in an El Mirage warehouse.Bill Hayes, founder of the Arizona Cannabis Soci ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Top Five Japanese Restaurants in Phoenix

    Jamie PeacheyCherryblossom Noodle Cafe.​When many people think about Japanese food they immediately snap their fingers and say, "Oh! You mean like sushi?" They are not wrong of course, but Japanese culinary traditions stretch far beyond raw fish on rice. Luckily for us the Valley is home to so ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    PHX:fringe Starts March 2 -- It's Almost Time to Get Some Strange

    ​For 11 days in March, we'll get to revel in off-the-beaten-path (ideally) performances -- 23 different ones, in 88 time slots at five locations -- in the fifth annual Phoenix Fringe Festival. Local alt-Christian glam-rock-opera dude Paisley Yankolovich is back on the schedule (we missed him ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Getting Fired Up at Timo Wine Bar

    Jamie Peachey​If you're a fan of bread -- golden and crusty and full of flavor -- it is a good reason to visit Timo, the new-ish wine bar in Sunnyslope, but it isn't the only one. There's the intimate atmosphere, stellar selection of wine and beer, and affordable dishes of Italian-inspired far ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Five Awkward Moments in the Phoenix Food Scene, 2011

      ​Well, folks, 2011 has come and (just about) gone and we're left to chew the fat. It was a year filled with great new restaurants and some fun moments -- and some awkward ones, too. Let's look back on a few high low points in what's now Phoenix food history.     ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Joe Arpaio's Rough Week: Is the Sheriff Finally Unelectable?

    Jamie PeacheyFour more years (of civil rights violations, lawsuits, political witch hunts, and smugness)?​Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's had a pretty rough week -- aside from the Department of Justice determining that he's guilty of the worst racial-profiling practices in U.S. history, the s ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Tucson's Cafe 54 Serves the Seriously Mentally Ill by Allowing Them to Serve

    2011, as you might recall, started off with a horrific bang. A man with a gun took aim at U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a Safeway just outside of Tucson, and -- well, you know the rest. My colleague Paul Rubin and I did a story a few days later about both the state of the mental h ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Joe Arpaio and Pals Call DOJ's Racial-Profiling Investigation Political "Witch Hunt." Sheriff's Resignation: "Never Gonna Happen"

    Jamie Peachey From left: MCSO Deputy Chief Jack MacIntyre, MCSO attorneys Joe Popolizio and John Masterson, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio​Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- flanked by two attorneys and MCSO Deputy Chief Jack MacIntyre -- held a press conference this afternoon to address the Dep ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    The Breakfast Club, The Strand, and a Chipotle Coming to Downtown's CityScape

    Jamie PeacheyThe Breakfast Club and Barrista Bar in Scottsdale will open its second location on November 14.​CityScape, downtown's newest highrise (and ongoing restaurant scene saga) of residential, retail, office, and hotel components, has announced three new restaurants opening in the coming ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue Does Beer For Brains Event Next Monday

    Jamie Peachey​Juicy barbecue, ice cold beer, and a good cause? This one's a no-brainer, or, in the case of Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue in Cave Creek, a Beer for Brains fundraiser. ​At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 12, Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue will be pairing up 'que and beer ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Spiked Fruit: A Simple Solution for a Labor Day (or Any Day) Party

    Jamie Peachey​Nothing says Labor Day and the last gasps of summer quite like a good dose of fruit -- and liquor. In a last-ditch effort to cool off and wholeheartedly prepare for the weekend, we vaguely recalled times spent in the dorms with watermelons, funnels, and spigots ... and decided ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Summer Months Turn Flagstaff Into Homeless Haven Despite City's Harsh Laws

    Jamie PeacheyTrash heaps left by homeless campers usually becomes a problem for residents and law enforcement​To escape the hellish Valley heat, thousands of homeless men and women make the uphill trek to sunny Flagstaff during the summer months. This week's New Times cover story looks at the rel ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Georganne Bryant's Perfect Food Day

    Jamie Peachey​Georganne Bryant is the owner of Frances, Smeeks and the new Frances Studio, all in Medlock Plaza on the northwest corner of Camelback and Central. If you've seen those Love Phoenix or Leave Phoenix t-shirts and bumper stickers around town, we have her to thank. She has enviable tas ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Alexis "Beaver" Santiago, Boxing's Local Favorite, Beaten by Randy Caballero in Indio

    Image: Jamie PeacheyMichelle Rosado and Alexis "Beaver" Santiago​Arizona's harsh laws against undocumented immigrants plays a role in the waning popularity of the Phoenix boxing scene, as New Times pointed out in a May 12 article.The beating of local favorite Alexis "Beaver" Santiago in Indio on F ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Undocumented ASU Graduate Erika Andiola Receives Freedom From Fear Award for Confronting Russell Peace, Organizing for DREAM Act

    Jamie Peachey Erika Andiola can show you papers -- a national award, her diploma, and more.​ Undocumented Arizona State University graduate Erika Andiola won the Freedom from Fear Award this morning, a national prize given to immigration activists by the U.S. Democracy Program and Special O ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 22, 2011

    New Times' Writers, Designers and Photographers Win Honors from Arizona Press Club

    Phoenix New Times walked away with nine first place awards Saturday night at the state Press Club's 2010 Best Journalism in Arizona contest -- including for the paper's comprehensive immigration series, "Amongst U.S."The newspaper received more than 30 awards for work during 2010.Sarah Fenske, ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Fight Night In Phoenix

    Professional and amateur boxes at Friday Night Fights on April 8 pummeled each other and thrilled the sold out crowd at the Madison Events Center in downtown Phoenix. Michelle Rosado, president of Face to Face Events, organized the event and hopes that it will spur more enthusiasm in boxing throug ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Gold Price Hits Record $1,500 an Ounce

      Image: Jamie Peachey Gold hit a record $1,500 an ounce today, giving us an excuse to publish this picture again.​While reporting our feature article on gold last year, we heard from experts who thought the price of gold would keep going up. Shoulda bought a truckload. Or&n ... More >>

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    April 10, 2011

    Brian and Margita Webb Win Culinary Big Brain Award

    photo by Jamie Peachey​The results are in and the 2011 Big Brain Awards were given to winners on Saturday, April 9 at New Times. In the culinary category, Brian and Margita Webb of Hey Joe! the Filipino food truck took home $1000 and the Big Brain title. Read more about the Webbs here, and see who ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Big Brain 2011 Finalist: Renetto-Mario Etsitty

    You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives and the results are in. Introducing our Big Brain 2011 Finalists. Leading up to the Big Brain Award awards announcement (on April 9), Chow Bella and Jackalope Ranch will introduce the finalists along with a sneak peek at ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Big Brain 2011 Finalists: Brian and Margita Webb

    You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives and the results are in. Introducing our Big Brain 2011 Finalists. Leading up to the Big Brain Award awards announcement (on April 9), Chow Bella and Jackalope Ranch will introduce the finalists along with a sneak peek at ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Big Brain 2011 Finalist: Mario Martusciello

    You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives and the results are in. Introducing our Big Brain 2011 Finalists. Leading up to the Big Brain Award awards announcement (on April 9), Chow Bella and Jackalope Ranch will introduce the finalists along with a sneak peek at ... More >>

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    February 20, 2011

    Chef Payton Curry Says Farewell to Caffe Boa

    Jamie PeacheyChef Payton Curry was the talk of the town with his Christmas "reindeer menu."​After nearly a year and a half as executive chef at Tempe's Caffe Boa and Mesa's Caffe Boa Bistro, chef Payton Curry is leaving to launch his own restaurant."I want to do what Charleen Badman's doing, and w ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Branded: Moving the Tucson Safeway Memorial

    Photos by Jamie Peachey Safeway employees move the makeshift memorial outside of the Tucson Safeway where Jared Loughner open fired on January 8, 2011. When we arrived, the memorial was intact: hundreds of bouquets, cards, candles, posters marking the January 8 tragedy, remembering the victi ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Listen to Exclusive DMX Tracks

    Jamie PeacheyDMX from this week's New Times cover.​This week's cover story asks the question, "can DMX ever stay out of trouble long enough to top the charts again?" Diving such an answer may take more than mere words can provide. So for you, our readers, we have here three songs to help you decid ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Centerpoint Towers in Tempe Not Sold Yet; Prospects for Deal Diminish

      Image: Jamie Peachey The sale of Tempe's Centerpoint Towers was supposed to close no later than October 15. That didn't happen, and prospects for the deal are dimming.​By now, the sale of the Tempe's Centerpoint Towers was supposed to be a done deal. Workers should be buzzing all ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Kitchen Ink: Girls and Gargoyles

    Jamie Peachey​This week's Kitchen Ink is a sampling of North chef Ben Taft's skin art. There's more eye candy after the jump.

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    April 21, 2010

    Kitchen Ink: Sleeve of the Week

    ​Last month's photo essay, Kitchen Ink, has spawned a slew of great photos of local culinary talent with tattoos as creative as the cooking. This week, Modern Steak chef Andrew Ashmore shows off the intricate design spanning the length of his arm. (Photos are by fave NT photographer Jamie P ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Kitchen Ink: More Tats from the Food Biz

    Jamie Peachey​The ink continues to flow. Following on the heels of our story about local chefs who are covered in tattoos, even more are stepping up to show off their skin art. Today, we have two guys from Scottsdale's Culinary Dropout, executive chef Clint Woods, pictured on this page, ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Kitchen Ink: More Tattoos from the Phoenix Restaurant Scene

    Jamie Peachey Casey Brooks, Sucker Punch Sally's catering/marketing director, shows off his ink. Last week, in the feature Kitchen Ink, New Times gave you the dish on local chefs who express themselves through tattoos. Ready for another helping? We'll continue to post new photos on Cho ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Fred's Opens Along With Barneys New York at Scottsdale Fashion Square

    Jamie PeacheyBarneys New York at Scottsdale Fashion Square​Yesterday, luxury department store chain Barneys New York opened its first Arizona location ever at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Along with high-end fashion Barneys brings Scottsdale the culinary creations of Fred's Restaurant. This marks th ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Caffiend: Conspire's Chai Latte

    So what, exactly, is the "Coffee Conspiracy" at Conspire coffee house in downtown Phoenix? We can let you in on one thing -- this offbeat mom-and-pop shop uses the house blend of Tempe's Cartel Coffee Lab for its brews, so CenPho folks can enjoy Cartel's heady roast blends without having to drive to ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Hot Links: Pipe Bombs, George Gascon, and Electric Beef

    A Valley man found a pipe bomb his mailbox Tuesday night. The bomb squad arrived at his home near 7th Avenue and the Loop 101, where they determined the device was indeed an explosive. The postal inspector is investigating the incident, and the man's mailbox was taken as evidence...Police say a ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009

    Sonny Long Interviewed in Video

    Jamie PeacheySonny LongIf you've read this week's music feature Sonny Long you may have a grasp on who he is (at least in his own mind). Is he the next thing in Arizona music or just another dreamer? Read on to find out.While writing this week's cover story, witers Niki D'Andrea and Mike Meyer met w ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    The Howard Stern Porno DVD Release Party at Pink Cabaret

    Even with all his self-professed shortcomings, shock jock Howard Stern was bound to be tied to a porno movie someday. And while the "Howard Stern Porno" doesn't actually star Stern, it does feature actors in Stern masks having sex in the DJ's chair at his old WXRK studios, before he moved to Sirius ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Budget Beat: Persian Garden Café

    I've gone on record as saying that it's not hard to find good Middle Eastern food in the Valley. Choosing among all the great places has become the difficult part. Now, I'll have to add Persian Garden Café to the mix, especially when I want a little bit nicer, sit-down dining experience.Jamie Peach ... More >>

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