Meet The Fockers

Many times we side with neighbors fighting the good and necessary fight against developer overreach. But as we have opined already the bizarre activism by some neighbors against an enrichment of the Cactus Corridor defies common sense.  But we do appreciate their reminding us of pop culture. For across the street of one of the nicest equestrian ranches ever proposed … Read More

Odds & Starts To The Week

*Restaurant and bar impresario Mark Drinkwater is re-entering the business at Scottsdale & Lincoln in a building that used to house a breakfast joint and, after that, a failed Italian concept. *Arizona Governor Doug Ducey raised money last week through the mail for southern Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally.  This week he is doing it for Congressman Trent Franks at a … Read More

The Remarkable Revitalization of Southern Scottsdale

By Virginia Korte As you probably know, my family has deep roots in Southern Scottsdale – for most of 30 years we operated a Chevrolet dealership on the corner of Scottsdale and McDowell Roads. I have taken a special interest in helping revitalize the area and am proud of the progress being made — including the springing up of new … Read More

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Endorses Andy Biggs for Congress

“We need leaders like Andy in Congress who will work to secure our borders and uphold our immigration laws.” PHOENIX (March 2) – Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio today announced his endorsement of Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs for Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District. “Andy Biggs has stood for conservative principles each and every day he has served in the Arizona Legislature,” Sheriff … Read More


As Mayor Jim Lane said in his 2012 re-election campaign Scottsdale is the best city in America.  Hyperbole took him one step further in last week’s State of the City when he called his community “the best city in the world.” But even great cities have changes and challenges.  For “The West’s Most Western Town” it has been to keep … Read More

I’m Voting YES On Prop 123

By Governor Doug Ducey I’m voting YES on Prop 123 on May 17 because it’s vital to ensuring Arizona’s teachers and students have the resources they need to succeed in the classroom. Click here to learn more This initiative puts $3.5 billion into Arizona’s public K-12 schools over the next ten years WITHOUT raising taxes. When it comes to public education, Arizona … Read More

From A Stadium To The Smithsonian

After serving on the Scottsdale City Council nearly 3 decades ago when he basically saved the Cactus League from extinction Jim Bruner was elected to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Well regarded and well liked Bruner was the prohibitive favorite for an attractive new congressional district.  Then Jerry Colangelo got to thinking about bringing Major League Baseball to town.  … Read More

Adults Arrive In Arcadia via ASU

Among the many reasons for attending a college or university is problem solving.  They teach it.  And you’re supposed to learn it, directly and indirectly through maturation and matriculation. Here in the Valley Arizona State University doesn’t just teach it, they lead by example. When revitalization of the old Los Arcos Mall site at Scottsdale and McDowell Roads became intractable, … Read More