As Thefts and STR Issues Intensify, Scottsdale Dials Up the Pressure

You heard it here, how the country’s laissez faire approach to immigration enforcement may have led to a ring of burglaries in the area (read the story here). Also, the issue of short-term rental (STR) “party houses” has long been a hot-button issue in the city. Now both of these issues are coming to a head and getting the attention … Read More

Guest Editorial: Jan Dubauskas Submits 1,956 Petition Signatures for City Council

On Friday, March 29, Scottsdale City Council candidate Jan Dubauskas submitted 1,956 petition signatures at City Hall – almost double the required number. “Many thanks to the thousands of Scottsdale residents who came together to put me on the ballot,” said Dubauskas. “We love Scottsdale and recognize how important it is to have another member on Council who will put … Read More

Apartment Plans Amount to Cultural Appropriation

It is our belief that more housing options are needed and that development is a critical aspect in keeping the cost of living reasonable for our residents. Also, the concept of “cultural appropriation” has often gotten out-of-control, pushed to absurdity by the excesses of political leftists. But every once in a while these two items intersect, and in this case … Read More

Jan Dubauskas Endorsed by Kathy Littlefield and Barry Graham

Jan Dubauskas, candidate for Scottsdale City Council, is honored to announce endorsements from Councilwoman Kathy Littlefield and Councilman Barry Graham. The endorsements were first announced at an event for Dubauskas on March 21st. Councilwoman Littlefield says she is “confident that Jan will join me on the Council as a clear voice for the residents of Scottsdale. She has a track … Read More

More Fallout from Phoenix Open: An Incredible Burden on Public Safety

Nearly everyone in the Scottsdale area now knows what could easily be called the “The Phoenix Open Debacle of 2024”, when the regularly ribaldrous affair went a few steps too far with the debauchery. Fights, overt drunkenness, and even someone falling off of a balcony were the result (read our coverage here). Details have slipped in regarding how potentially problematic … Read More

All Star Group Comes Together To Create Scottsdale’s First International Modern & Contemporary Art Fair And Promote Scottsdale’s Outstanding Arts Scene

Nationally Significant Scottsdale Ferrari Art Week Announced For March 20-23, 2025 At WestWorld of Scottsdale. The Fair Will Feature 120 Art Galleries Exhibiting Alongside Fashion Shows, Cultural Performances And More. Seeking to take its place among the nation’s great art events and being announced one year from its inaugural date, Scottsdale Ferrari Art Week, will be an event like no other … Read More

Missteps by Scottsdale Unified: Is It Purposeful Subversion?

The Scottsdale Unified School District has had a good run recently. From largely avoiding the controversies that befell it a few years back to operating schools at levels that are gaining national recognition (read our full coverage here), it has been relatively smooth sailing recently…until now. A recent story potentially demonstrates an unforced error and a significant bump in the road, … Read More

A Scottsdale Giant Gets His Due: Don Carson

The Cactus League gives us all a chance to get out in the sun before it gets too warm, to have a few brews and check out some baseball with friends and family. Every once in a while it also offers a few surprises, such as an opportunity to recognize a local icon and his contributions to the area. The … Read More

Scottsdale’s Not Going On a Diet: Road Diets are Ditched

As political commentators and pundits, we love a good spicy topic. There’s nothing like contention to bring in scores of people to otherwise sleepy city council meetings, to give impassioned speeches (or screeds), to beg, plea, shame and perform histrionic incantations to their leaders to attempt to get them on their side. It’s truly entertaining. Those of us in Scottsdale … Read More