Guest Editorial: Invest in Our Teachers, Kids, First Responders and Neighborhoods by Voting for Scottsdale Bond Questions And School Override

By Andrea Alley Co-Chair For The Best Scottsdale Scottsdale voters have a unique opportunity in November to invest in public safety, infrastructure repairs and senior centers through Questions 1, 2 and 3. They can also help Scottsdale’s teachers and students by Voting Yes on the Scottsdale Unified School District’s override election. In a way, we can all be heroes for … Read More

59 For, 2 Against: Strong Support for Scottsdale Bond Questions Shows with Wave of Ballot Statements Backing Questions 1, 2 and 3

(SCOTTSDALE) —  Community support has been deep and wide for the three Scottsdale bond measures on this November’s ballot. That strong support has shown itself again with a wave of backers submitting ballot statements to the city of Scottsdale advocating for Questions 1, 2 and 3. Supporters of the Scottsdale bonds have submitted 59 ballot statements in favor of the … Read More

Wake Up Call For Scottsdale: PS

“PS” in this case stands for post script but also Pejman’s Siren. Or Prescient Statement. See what Scottsdale gallery owner Bob Pejman wrote to city leaders following a 2016 Phoenix New Times article even more disconcerting than the one we wrote about a couple of days ago. Simply put, it was time to do something then.  It’s more than time … Read More

Wake Up Call For Scottsdale

There’s a movie out right now getting rave reviews. It’s called Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.  And once upon a time in Scottsdale the city used to get rave reviews for its art scene.  It had no Valley peer. Two great streets, and others, populated by galleries. A cozy center for performing arts. Even a cultural campus of sorts. … Read More

Scottsdale’s Strange But Excellent Bedfellows

We are critics of former Scottsdale City Councilman David Smith’s legal broadside against Jason Alexander, the Scottsdale citizen perhaps single-handedly most responsible for the delightful deconstruction of the Desert Discovery Center last year. Yet, we were gratified to see Smith and Alexander working together, albeit indirectly, as they both submitted ballot arguments for Scottsdale’s upcoming vote to improve its infrastructure. … Read More

Smith announces that he will not run for re-election

FLORENCE – Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith announces that he will not run for re-election representing District #4. Smith said, “In 2008 when I was elected into my first public office, I had no idea I would have the pleasure of serving the people for twelve years. As I examine where I am in my life and what opportunities I … Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley Prepares For Summer 2020 Opening

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. is excited to announce the expansion of its Arizona presence with the expected summer 2020 opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley. Set in the coveted resort town of Paradise Valley, Ariz., within the heart of vibrant Scottsdale, construction on The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley is well underway for the luxury property that will span over 20 … Read More

Guest Editorial: What Arizona has Been Doing to Tackle Gun Violence Since the 2011 Tucson Shooting

By The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission Nearly $15 Million in Federal and State Funding Directed Towards Ensuring Accurate & Complete Criminal History Database/Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Individuals with Mental Health Adjudications  Phoenix, AZ, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – Over the weekend our nation witnessed two more mass shootings—the first in El Paso, Texas and the second in Dayton, … Read More