Does Scottsdale Have a Problem with Human Trafficking?

While we love our city and it has an incredible amount of things going for it, I don’t think we would necessarily call it perfect. No place is perfect, after all…close but not quite there. And we are not completely exempt from crime, but typically we associate Scottsdale crime with drunken Old Town hijinks. A new development shows that that’s … Read More

The WM Phoenix Open Needs Both Fixing and Defending

You almost certainly have heard the news; heck, it made international headlines…our shining crown jewel of a golf tournament, the PGA “party of the year”, got out of hand this year. A woman fell out of the bleachers, numerous fights broke out in the stands, people rushing in without tickets; in short, it was messy. The Party of the Year … Read More

Arizona’s Biggest & Best Kentucky Derby Party Returns With The Only Place In Arizona Where You Can Watch And Wager On Kentucky Derby And Live Local Horseracing Saturday, May 4th Starting at 10:45am

Arizona’s Only Track-Side Derby Party Offers Two Exciting Experiences At Turf Paradise It’s the only Kentucky Derby party in Arizona where you can watch and wager on a live simulcast of the Kentucky Derby while also enjoying and betting on live local horseracing just a few feet away. Tickets are on sale now for The Stella Artois Derby DayClub presented … Read More

The Other Ortega is Off the Hook: Should He Be?

Many local folks are aware that there are two prominent Ortegas in the city of Scottsdale: not just the mayor (and former architect) Dave Ortega, but also art gallery owner Gilbert Ortega Jr.. It is hard to miss if you’ve spent any time in the shops in Old Town, as the name of the latter (technically, his late father Gilbert … Read More

Expanded Scottsdale Jazz, Blues & Brews Festival Brings Top National Artists, Food, Amazing Atmosphere To Scottsdale Civic Center’s New East Bowl April 27th

Signature Jazz Event Takes Center Stage in Scottsdale with New Orleans Themed Event It’s the ultimate combination. Cool jazz and blues come together to create a red-hot music festival. The Molina Fine Jewelers Scottsdale Jazz Festival Blues & Brews Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale returns to the Scottsdale Civic Center in Old Town on Saturday, April 27th. This year the event takes place at the Civic … Read More

Guest Editorial: The proposed Axon development is the wrong fit for Scottsdale

By Jan Dubauskas You may have heard about the proposed Axon development, the largest apartment project ever proposed in the history of Scottsdale. The company’s CEO describes it as a live, work, and play campus. We’re proud to have Scottsdale’s own Rick Smith headquartering Axon here with their incredible safety and defense technology. In addition to 1,975 apartments, he’s proposing … Read More

Guest Editorial: Lisa Borowsky Announces 2024 Campaign for Mayor of Scottsdale

Over the last three years, I’ve heard from hundreds of Scottsdale residents concerned that poor decision making by our Mayor and Council is putting our quality of life at risk. After much deliberation and consultation with friends and family, I announce my run for Mayor of Scottsdale. As a lifelong Scottsdale resident, I have a deep appreciation for our past … Read More

Barrett-Jackson Poised to Become an Even Wilder Success Story with Fall Auction

By Liam Benninger The success of the Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction is no secret. The event is responsible for $1,640,400 in primary revenue for the City of Scottsdale and generates nearly $168 million annually for the State of Arizona as a whole. After 53 years of experience starting in its hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona and having flourished to a worldwide audience, … Read More

Old Town Scottsdale May Sound Different Soon

By Kiana Conant Officials are facing a difficult task as they balance Old Town Scottsdale’s noise ordinance rules with a growing number of resident complaints in the area. On any given night, Old Town Scottsdale is a lively district filled with hundreds of restaurants, bars, shops, and nightclubs. Often seen as a premier destination for Arizona locals and tourists alike, … Read More

Guest Editorial: Scottsdale “Crime Spree”

By Jan Dubauskas You deserve to be safe in your home. And in Scottsdale, we expect to not only feel safe – but to be absolutely safe. It’s frightening reading stories about the uptick in crime in big cities and yet, the crime sprees we’ve been reading about in New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles are now happening in our … Read More