Guest Editorial: It’s Official! It’s On The Ballot.

By Scottsdale Pinetop   It has been a long time coming, but finally it looks like the end is in sight. This week, the Scottsdale City Clerk announced that the Protect Our Preserve initiative has more than enough valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Voters will see it on their ballot as Proposition 420. This means that the … Read More

It’s Worse Than We Told You

For weeks we have been sounding the alarm about Tom Simon. He’s the former spokesman for the failed effort to prevent the renovation of the former Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix. Simon is also a felon with a criminal history that goes back decades. History repeated itself in July when he was busted by Scottsdale Police for unlawful imprisonment and … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Highs, Lows and In-Betweens

By Scottsdale Pinetop The Highs *Councilwoman Kate Gallego has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona and will be hosting a petition drive at Planned Parenthood center Saturday July 28th from 9:30am – 12:30pm. *Solange Whitehead and Councilwoman Kathy Littlefield announced their support for Scottsdale ballot Proposition 420 that seeks to change the Scottsdale charters in order to protect … Read More

Guest Editorial: Scottsdale For All

By Scottsdale Pinetop The conversation about diversity and inclusion is growing. The push for racial, ethnic and gender equality is now one of the top issues facing the country today. And it’s only getting louder. Yet, talk does not always lead to action. That’s why some in Scottsdale are making a statement: “Scottsdale For All.”

Guest Editorial: Sorry, We’re Closed

By Scottsdale Pinetop It’s becoming an all too familiar statement for a number of Scottsdale galleries shutting their stores for good. Marshall Way – once known as Arizona’s premier arts destination – just said goodbye to yet another one of its prominent Scottsdale galleries. After the loss of Modern American Gallery and relocation of Gauthier Jewelry, Calvin Charles Gallery announced … Read More

We Told You So

It looks like Tom Simon’s criminal tendencies have returned prompting his apparent dismissal as the spokesman for the flailing efforts to stop the revitalization of the former Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix. For months we have opined about the criminal background of Thomas Simon. Here is link to one of the articles that outlines a long list of felonies from years ago. … Read More

Scottsdale Sucks! Mesa & Tempe Are Great!

Arizona Republic Editorial Writer Joanna Allhands may be the only one in America that feels this way.  Take a look at what she had to say.  CLICK HER TO READ HER EDITORIAL

#LocalBuzz: Highs, Lows and In-Betweens

by Scottsdale Pinetop The Highs *Councilmember Kate Gallego leads Phoenix mayoral race fundraising with more than $1 million raised. *Councilman Daniel Valenzuela has been endorsed by five former Phoenix City Councilmembers: Peggy Neely, Claude Mattox, Peggy Bilsten, John Nelson and Maria Baier. *Bill Crawford has given back to the community by donating school supplies to Vista Del Camino Community Center … Read More

Guest Editorial: Passing & Accepting The Public Service Baton

By Pam Kirby Ms. Kirby has twice been elected to the Governing Board of the Scottsdale Unified School District and previously served from 2008-2014 on the Paradise Valley Town Council. Life, and public service, can be a lot like a relay race.  Work as a team, try as hard as you can, then hand off the baton. That’s what I … Read More

What’s Up With The Ritz-Carlton In Paradise Valley?

A new Ritz-Carlton hotel and surrounding residential and retail uses was approved on a narrow 4-3 vote by the Paradise Valley Town Council two and half years ago.   Since then the project has been coifed more by advertisements than shovels.  And people are starting to talk about it.  And worry.  Take this recent article in the Paradise Valley Independent.  Here … Read More