Just months after celebrating its five-year anniversary in June, Sweet Republic, Scottsdale's top-notch artisan ice cream shop from Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung, is giving its fans another reason to celebrate: a second location in Phoenix.
This month the openings far outnumbered the closings as we saw several Valley dining outlets re-open and welcomed a whole slew of new food trucks to the scene. We're waving good-bye to Aaron May's beer-centric Scottsdale restaurant, Praying Monk, but don't fret, there's something else exciting on th ... More >>
What's happening at Noca these days? The better question may be what isn't. Eliot Wexler, owner of the venerated restaurant in the Biltmore area, tells me that, in March, executive chef Claudio Urciuoli went to San Francisco to further his baking skills at the San Francisco Baking Institute. That d ... More >>
A Southwest flight that took off from LAX and was headed for Austin, Texas, landed at Sky Harbor after someone phoned in a bomb threat.Statements released by airport officials indicate that the plane is isolated on one of the runways, as the 143 passengers were evacuated. Police were blocking access ... More >>
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Michael Nowakowski and City Manager David Cavazos are jetting off to Mexico on a "trade mission" to strengthen economic ties with its southern neighbor. This is Stanton's third visit to Mexico since taking office.
A traveler at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport shot video last week of TSA employees subjecting passengers to a "freeze drill." The passengers already had cleared a security checkpoint in Terminal 4 when Transportation Security Administration officials stopped them from proceeding ... More >>
The post-election dust has settled, and we would be remiss not to take a look at the scorecard for one of our favorite public-relations stuntmen -- famous (some would say infamous) spin-master Jason Rose. We see that he lost a few more petals in May, but Rose tells New Times that busine ... More >>
Phoenix officials have selected former Dallas Police Assistance Chief Daniel V. Garcia as the city's police chief. Garcia, a 34-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department and soon its former assistant police chief, will start his new gig in May. Garcia's appointment comes nearly a year after h ... More >>
In addition to food trucks making the scene in a big way in 2011 (see the article here), the year in food for the Valley was chock-full of other newsworthy goodies as well -- even chef Payton Curry managed to slip in a last-minute announcement. Here are a few of Laura's favorites:10. Chefs o ... More >>
The young woman seemed nervous as she checked in at the airport gate on July 26, and officers could see her hand shake as she held her ticket.Abril Save of Tucson had just flown to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport from New York and was preparing to take a connecting flight to her hometown ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has officially picked his horse in the GOP presidential primary, Texas Governor Rick Perry, which came as a bit of shock to those familiar with America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff."Arpaio, as you probably know, is the poster-boy for bootin' brown folks b ... More >>
Avtar Grewal, the native of India who came to town in March 2007, went to the Ahwatukee home of his estranged wife Navneet Kaur, and beat her to death, finally may have his day in a county courtroom.The equivalent of India's Supreme Court paved the way a few days ago for Grewal's long-awaited extrad ... More >>
Phoenix Police DepartmentFelony charges will not be filed against Yukari Miyamae.The Maricopa County Attorney's Office tells New Times that the Colorado woman arrested for giving a Transportation Safety Administration agent a titty-twister last week will not be charged with a felony. But she's no ... More >>
Facebook.comYukari Miyamae. Hero?A campaign is underway via-Facebook to raise money to fund the defense of a Colorado woman -- lauded as a hero by many, and a villain by five -- who gave a Transportation Safety Administration agent a titty-twister at Sky Harbor International Airport last week and ... More >>
Pro-Hitler propagandist and Holocaust-denier David Irving, pitching a fit last night after his soiree for swastika-lickers endedWell, it wasn't too difficult to find out where pro-Hitler propagandist and Holocaust-denier David Irving was having his coffee klatch of kooks, the one I informed you abou ... More >>
Public Safety Manager/Police Chief Jack Harris is retiring today.After months of controversy over whether the Phoenix Police Department intentionally inflated kidnapping statistics to get federal funding, the city's top cop has announced he is retiring today.Public Safety Manager Jack Harris had ... More >>
MCSO/Denver PostNorma Vera-NolaskoHere's a tip: If you're trying to fly to Mexico to evade a felony warrant, you may want to pony up the extra couple of bucks for a direct flight. Apparently, 37-year-old Norma Vera-Nolasko didn't heed that advice, as Phoenix police arrested her at Phoenix Sky Ha ... More >>
That's 52-year-old Tammy Banovac -- and those are her bra and panties.No shirt? No pants? No problem -- at least when trying to get through airport security in Oklahoma City.A 52-year-old woman headed for Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport showed up to a security checkpoint at the Will Ro ... More >>
Michael HegstadIf you checked a bag at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport in the last year, and something was missing from your bag when you reached your final destination, there's a good chance it was stolen by the airport's latest luggage thief and cops want to know about it.Last week, ... More >>
www.motivatedphotos.com A Canadian man was arrested at Sky Harbor International Airport after going into what seemed to be a drunken rage that left a Phoenix police officer with a broken ankle and Youtube viewers howling as the man -- while wearing a Castrol motor oil T-shirt (classy) -- tr ... More >>
The sendoff rally for the Arizona Cardinals is set for Friday morning at Sky Harbor International Airport, and the Cards want you there.The Cardinals are heading to New Orleans to face the Saints on Saturday afternoon, and the team is inviting fans to come to the airport for a pep rally to ge ... More >>
The Phoenix City Council is scheduled to vote tomorrow on contracts with three cab companies to serve passengers at Sky Harbor International Airport.But a New Times' review of public records associated with the city's selection process reveals shocking irregularities with one of those company ... More >>
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With arrests and civil pressures, police have reduced the terror inflicted by Eastside Los Cuatro Milpas. But conditions that gave rise to the gang in the first place still fester.
No credible challengers in the mayor's race; might as well Skip it
Transit-plan backers say they see a bus in your future--so how come they've been working on the railroad?
It's not what you think. Scottsdale resident Mitch Stanley knows what the March 13 "UFO" was. But will anyone listen?
Starbucks, the high-powered gourmet coffee-house chain, finally finds grounds for expansion into Arizona
City pretends that parking garage next to stadium is not a favor to Colangelo's Diamondbacks
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