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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spaces of Opportunity ‘Growing’ South Phoenix

During the first part of the past century, the South Mountain area was made up of small ranches and farms growing cotton, oranges, alfalfa, flowers and even a couple of ostrich ranches. As the years passed, development started overtaking the farmland. The rural farming community has become almost a thing of the past. Now a >> Read More…

Gardens, Trees, Community Focus of New Area Housing Development

The Arbors will not be the type of housing development where families leave in the morning and come home at night, shutting themselves in by closing their garage door behind them. It is meant to be a place where people know their neighbors, who sit out on their front porches on summer evenings and work >> Read More…

Hustle PHX Helping Underserved Entrepreneurs

When Oye Waddell was only 14, he began to see his friends in South Central Los Angeles start drifting into drug sales. Sure they had nice clothing and fancy cars, but he also saw how drugs destroyed families. He didn’t like what he saw. Now nearly a quarter century later, Waddell, 37, has established Hustle >> Read More…

Risas Dental Opens in Area 

Risas means “laugh” in Spanish. It is also the name of a dental office chain that brings dentistry to the people with reasonable rates and convenient hours. A new location just opened in the South Mountain area and the staff is already seeing patients. For those who need dental work, but have no insurance or >> Read More…

Increased Violence Spurring Action from Community Leaders, Residents

A recent spate of shootings, that took four lives and the fatal shooting of a Phoenix Police Officer, has spurred local community leaders to take action and search for answers. This is the time to take action. It’s not time to attend meetings to blow off steam or organize a protest march, said Pastor Terry >> Read More…

Longtime Area Restaurant Amano Closes is Doors

With apologies to Joni Mitchell, somewhere in the background music of the recent closing of Amano Bistro to make way for a school’s parking lot, some familiar lyrics come to mind. But at second glance, the more appropriate lyrics are more likely, “Don’t cry for me Argentina.” Sure, the owners of the restaurant, Eric and >> Read More…

Local Group Supporting Stay-at-Home Moms

Jodeana Hargreaves is a stay-at-home-mom who acknowledges that sometimes she wants a little alone time. “For me personally, you just want silence. Just going to the grocery store, just wandering around, sitting on display chairs for just a minute,” said Hargreaves, president of the MOMS Club of Laveen/South Mountain. “I know a lot of moms >> Read More…

Laveen Resident Named ASPA Educator of the Year

When a student signs up for classes at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, he expects to learn how to work on motorcycles. He will, but he will also learn to tuck in his shirt, turn his hat around and show some respect. He if refuses, he can walk out the door, said T.C. Collins who was >> Read More…

Love of Horses Leads to Equine Therapy Business

There are not many people who provide a pet for their potbelly pig, but on Tami Blake’s little ranch in Laveen, the pig has a duck. “They sleep together. They entertain each other. The duck rides around on her back. It picks off bugs,” said Blake. But, the pig and duck are not the only >> Read More…

Doctor Donating Space for Free Medical Clinic

The location has been determined, the hours set and the doctors lined up. Now all that’s needed are patients at the free clinic that just opened in South Phoenix. Dr. Nadeem Husain, cardiologist, is currently hosting the clinic at his office space at South Mountain Cardiology. “It is a walk-in clinic open from 10 a.m. >> Read More…

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