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 locally last week
*With State Representative Justin Olson’s decision  to challenge Senate President Andy Bigg’s run to replace retiring U.S.Congressman Matt Salmon it means Governor Doug Ducey will have all-new legislative leadership to deal with next year as Olson was the presumptive Speaker to be. 
*Opponents of the effort to legalize marijuana in Arizona are really struggling to raise money
*Former Phoenix Councilman and 2018 mayoral aspirant Tom Simplot’s attempted political assassination of potential rival Michael Nowakowski has been ruthless, and effective
*Over/under on Trump victory in March 22nd GOP presidential primary?   13%