There's definitely something special about carnival rides and deep-fried foods that brings out the inner kid in all of us. I still remember living near 19th Avenue and Grant in Phoenix, about three miles south of the Arizona State Fairgrounds, and during that cool time of the year I would walk to th ... More >>
Garrison Keillor knows about all the cool stuff way before the rest of us do -- we were in Tucson a couple of weeks ago, innocently catching a show at Plush that featured old friends of whom we're huge fans, and it turned out to be the release show for Run Boy Run's So Sang the Whippoorwill. Already ... More >>
The thousands of pages of documents recently released in the case of Jared Loughner's murderous rampage, which left six people dead and injured 13, make one thing certain -- Loughner exhibited some very strange behavior.In another example of this, a Pima County Sheriff's Department detective wrote i ... More >>
The state-regulated medical-marijuana dispensary industry that Arizona voters approved in late 2010 is becoming a reality, with three new retail shops opening this week. Two dispensaries were slated to open today: One in Glendale (the city that already supports the only medical-pot facility in the ... More >>
Excuuuse all of us who thought it's been snowing in Phoenix this afternoon.According to the weather Nazis -- by "weather Nazis," we mean every meteorologist in the Valley, as well as the National Weather Service -- it's some substance called "graupel" that's dropping in Phoenix.
Beer: 7 Wives Saison Brewery: Sonoran Brewing Co. Style: Saison ABV: 5.2-ish While brewers I've talked to usually sing the joys of collaborating with others in their craft, a few have confessed that the process is a pain. Attention spans are short among beer-makers, they say, and coordin ... More >>
It's going to be another busy weekend for Valley foodies! The Aloha Festival is at Tempe Town Lake, Devoured is at the Phoenix Art Museum, The Litchfield Park Art & Culinary Festival is happening at the Wigwam Resort, and there are tons of new places to eat and drink. I wish I could find the ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer WoodsAji pepper-marinated royal red shrimp with garden citrus, avocado, shaved vegetables & yuzu vinaigrette We walked into Lon's at the Hermosa Tuesday evening just as the sun was setting and turning a bright orange -- while everything else on the horizon turned into one b ... More >>
Image: Jim PatockJim Patock's Facebook profile picture shows his two former dogs. The one on the left died a couple of years ago -- Lobo, the one taken by the U.S. Park Police, is on the right. Where is James Patock's dog, Lobo?As we reported last month, the former Arizonan last saw Lobo, his ... More >>
Washington D.C. cops trashed James Patock's trailer, which served as his home.They threw him in jail for 45 days, where he was pelted with excrement.They even seized his 10-year-old German Shepherd, Lobo, and gave it away for adoption.All because police searched his trailer, thinking incorrectly it ... More >>
The Arizona Department of Corrections has shut down the westbound I-10 at the Marana exit after a prison inmate was hit by a truck this morning.DPS spokesman Bart Graves says the inmate is in extremely serious condition.Department of Corrections officials would not yet identify the inmate when as ... More >>
www.digitalradiocentral.comA Pinal County Superior Court judge this morning slapped the wrist of a Tucson woman convicted of peddling nearly $10,000 worth of crystal meth -- she was sentenced to a mere 18 months probation.Perhaps stupidity creativity points were awarded to 27-year-old Vanes ... More >>
Kelly GreenThe business: What's Your Grind Gourmet Coffee Roasters What they're packin': Fresh roasted coffee beans and brewed coffee Where you can find them: Pick up a pound or two on Saturdays at Roadrunner Park Farmer's Market from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or on Sundays at the Ahwatukee Farmer's M ... More >>
J.D. HayworthFormer Congressman J.D. Hayworth spoke at a campaign event in Marana last night and, as expected, he used the appearance to criticize his opponent in the GOP Senate primary, John McCain. As you may have also expected, he muffed it up.Hayworth was discussing the federal healthcare bil ... More >>
The East Valley Tribune could be in for a serious change in direction under the helm of its possible rescuer, Randy Miller, owner of Tucson's Explorer newspapers. Miller has surfaced as the hopeful buyer of the battle-worn Trib, and a finalized letter of intent with the Trib's parent co ... More >>
Arnold L. Geib, child molester.A Pima County judge sentenced a Marana man to 17-years in prison yesterday for molesting three boys more than 10 years ago. According to court records, authorities opened the case in 2006, after the three brothers told their guardian that Arnold L. Geib, 73, ... More >>
Department of Public SafetyIf you look past the Lays, you can see what police estimate to be close to $10,000 worth of methA routine traffic stop resulted in the seizure of nearly $10,000 worth of crystal meth on its way to Phoenix late last week.
The most pressing question about the H1N1 "swine flu" virus now seems to be: Will the thing return this fall and kill millions?Locally, the panic has ratcheted way down, with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health declaring on Saturday that new cases of swine flu would not result in sch ... More >>
The Phoenix branch of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau is Exhibit A of this country's failed border policies
Municipal building inspectors may not catch soil problems
Homes all over Arizona are falling apart. Blame the bad soil -- and the lousy construction
Even after catching the big unit's masterpiece, Robby Hammock still marvels that he's made it to the show.
George Johnson is quickly becoming the most notorious developer in Arizona
The "Phoenix Lights" made Frances Emma Barwood the darling of the global space-alien lobby. And it'stransformed computer geek Jim Dilettoso into a star in the UFO firmament.
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