Odds & Starts To The Week

*The property currently housing The Saguaro Hotel in downtown Scottsdale may be on the market *His new Mission?  Chef extraordinaire Matt Carter is said to be joining forces with Scottsdale restaurant and bar Hall of Famer Mark Drinkwater for a new venture at Scottsdale & Lincoln *Want to live at the new Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley?  The project’s first advertisements debuted … Read More


By nearly all accounts Arizona State Senator Debbie Lesko is an impressive public servant.  She takes on tough issues like pension reform.  And she gets results.  That’s why her peers are rightfully considering her along with Steve Yarbrough and John Kavanagh to succeed Andy Biggs as the next State Senate President. She’s conservative without being crazy.  All this being said … Read More

History Maker At The Grand Canyon

Every day we go to work to make money or make a difference.  Those who work in our national parks, monuments and forests likely fall into the latter category.  They are there to be the custodians of God’s creativity and grace.  Getting to work at Grand Canyon National Park or the adjoining Kaibab National Forrest is the pinnacle, for many, … Read More

Searching For Frank Jacobson

He was so influential and impactful while head of the Scottsdale Cultural Council he was referred to as the “8th councilman.” And judging by this recent article in the Phoenix New Times, Scottsdale needs someone like Frank Jacobson now.  Big time. We’re not as dour as the New Times.  After all, Scottsdale’s public art program remains second to no Valley … Read More

Maybe It’s Trump With The Integrity, Not Romney

As Mitt Romney laid early plans for a 2008 presidential run he was spending a lot of time in Arizona.  To raise money.  And to pin rival John McCain down in his home state more than he would have liked. Romney sought a key endorsement:  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  He got it.  Arizona.  Iowa.  Whatever the Romney campaign needed … Read More

State Senator Steve Pierce and Representative Karen Fann Endorse Proposition 123

By Let’s Vote Yes For Arizona’s Schools PHOENIX — District One legislators Steve Pierce and Karen Fann today endorsed Proposition 123 citing the initiative’s solution to getting public school districts money they need now without raising taxes. “Through using our Arizona State Land Trust for its intended use, we will start rebuilding and providing our education system with an immediate … Read More

I am Surprised, just like you. How to Vote.

By Tucson for Romney Dear Friend, If you have already voted in the Arizona 2016 Republican Presidential Primary, you can ignore this email. I am surprised that I am dusting off this email address, but after listening to Mitt Romney and watching what has happened, I felt it time to make a suggestion to my many friends. Like you, I … Read More

Equestrian Discrimination

Scottsdale is the “West’s Most Western Town” but some neighbors (hardly all) want to stop that notion west of Scottsdale Road, along Cactus. As we have written about before there is the place a renowned businessman and his wife hope to build an equestrian paradise on six acres called Rancho Paraiso. It seems a natural fit for a community that … Read More

Arizona Tax Research Association Endorses Proposition 123

By Let’s Vote Yes For Arizona School In Support of Prop 123 PHOENIX — The Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA) today endorsed Proposition 123 citing that the initiative would resolve a longstanding education lawsuit in the state and get money to school districts now while protecting taxpayers. “The Arizona Supreme Court’s decision in the Cave Creek lawsuit exposed taxpayers to … Read More

Join me

By Arnold Schwarzenegger I’m proud to endorse my good friend John Kasich for President of the United States. John knows that leadership is about serving people and he has a record of getting results. That’s exactly what’s needed in America right now. Please join the team today and show your support for John’s campaign. He not only led the effort … Read More