Cacti are taken very seriously in Arizona.Scottsdale police arrested a 16-year-old Gilbert boy yesterday for cutting the arm off a cactus in Pinnacle Peak Park.
If you have ever had a fruit tree in your yard in Phoenix, you know how difficult it is to keep them alive. This is where the Valley Permaculture Alliance's annual fruit tree sale could come to the rescue. Not only are trees on sale til November 20, VPA is offering offering classes in tree and pl ... More >>
We never really had a problem with the original Southern Comfort. Sweet and interesting, the spiced liqueur served its purpose as the standard cola mixer, and even made its way into the occasional cocktail. Then they started coming out with new flavors, like lime and pepper, which confused us -- if ... More >>
A City of Yuma employee was crushed by a 16-foot saguaro cactus this week, according to city officials.William Mason, a water-distribution technician with the city's utilities department, has been in the intensive-care unit at a hospital since Tuesday.According to the city, Mason was checking out a ... More >>
Photo: Jonathan Mcnamara Photo: Jonathan McnamaraGot some Girl Scout cookies in the pantry? So did we -- hence, the Chow Bella Trefoil Showdown. When the challenge was given to create something tasty using Trefoil (shortbread) Girl Scout Cookie, the stress was on. The question is to do s ... More >>
See how rad a saguaro can be
www.freewallpaper.comIf you live in the Sonoran Desert you may think Saguaro Cacti are everywhere -- that's because in these parts, they are. But that doesn't mean they're yours for the taking. The rest of the world isn't as blessed with the same prickly foliage, so the federal government -- thro ... More >>
Avoid desert disasters with a guided hike
David Elms David Elms, founder of a hooker-finding Web site, has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for trying to hire someone to assault a business rival. Elms also was sentenced to five years' probation for his role in the infamous Desert Divas prostitution ring broken up b ... More >>
The founder and former owner of a popular hooker-finding Web site pleaded guilty on Tuesday to trying to hire a hit man to kill a prostitute who's suing him. David Elms founded TheEroticReview.com in 1999 and eventually became one of the most influential men in the call-girl biz. His ... More >>
Go green, not baby-vomit brown, at DBG
Manet, the PC Grinch who's afraid of Christmas... How in the hell did Janet Napolitano become Governor of this state? Her major accomplishments while in office have been: 1) staying in the closet despite her widely-assumed lesbianism; and, 2) pulling inane PC crap, like changing the name of Squaw P ... More >>
Glendale flips the switch
Las Noches de las Luminarias
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Arboretum hosts "Welcome Back Buzzard's Day"
Arboretum educates, inspires guests
Bailey's Platinum Club West
3522 Grand Avenue
Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum
U.S. 60, three miles west of Superior
Go Kat Go
4832 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale
Pima Freeway Public Art Project,
from Via Linda to Shea Boulevard on Loop 101
Scottsdale Cultural Council's Public Art Program
4327 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Police have ripped up Leo Mercado's "sacramental" peyote garden. His claim that he has constitutional rights to use the drug for religious purposes may be shredded next.
Is the Lone Fire a preview of California-style infernos to come?
IN OTHER PLACES, ABANDONED FIELDS GO BACK TO NATURE ON THEIR OWN. IN THE DESERT, THEY NEED LAURA JACKSON'S HELP.