Ambulance Chasers

In years past “ambulance chasers” was a derogatory description that could find its way to certain lawyers or law firms.  Here in the Phoenix area the term was often associated with the Goldberg & Osborns of the legal profession.  But we appear to have a new gold medalist:  The Frutkin Law Firm. In the great new age of social media … Read More

Setting The Pace For More Paradise Valley Preservation

Once upon a time people named Pettycrew, Carla, Korte, Decabooter, Rau, Drinkwater, Manross, Campana and others sat around a Scottsdale table.  They had the audacity to not only dream of a McDowell Sonoran Preserve, but to make it happen. Today, it stands as the community’s greatest accomplishment. Paradise Valley is blessed to have similar landscapes.  They, like Scottsdale’s, define its … Read More

Community Leaders Support the Desert EDGE

by Desert EDGE Advocates The Honorable Paul Messinger The Seven Wonders of this Great Community The accomplishments that separate Scottsdale from other Valley cities: 1. Modifying the Indian Bend Wash into a very successful flood control project and great open space and parks project 2. Scottsdale putting its electric utilities underground and requiring fire sprinkler systems in all buildings built … Read More

Kathy Littlefield’s Serve & Volley

We don’t typically commend things Littlefield.  After all it’s been some 330 days sense Classless Bob Littlefield has failed to call and congratulate Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane on the latter’s landslide win last November.  Humility following political humiliation might have even been cathartic. But the sins of the husband should not flow to Bob’s wife Kathy, a Scottsdale City Councilmember. … Read More

Odds & Ends To The Week

*According to The Phoenix Business Journal U.S. Senator John McCain is working on a plan with Valley leaders to extend the Salt River’s “Rio Salado” experience and environment from Tempe to the West Valley.  If true and if successful it sure would be a lasting legacy to Arizona, and the man. *Uncertainty reigns in the lead-up to Scottsdale City Council … Read More

Some History of the Desert EDGE

By Scottsdale City Councilman David Smith Dear Friends… During the recent Council work study session on the Desert EDGE project, I summarized the history of events that has led to locating a Discovery Center in the preserve, at the Gateway on Thompson Peak Parkway. A few listeners asked me to share that chronology. It’s a long history, so hold your … Read More