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An oil painting attributed to the famous landscape artist Thomas Moran and a vintage motion picture camera believed to have been used by the Navy are among some 40 rare and high-end collectibles that will be auctioned at 6 p.m. Friday, August 30, at EJ’s Auction & Appraisal, 5880 W. Bell…

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This year’s Motors & Meals event, a benefit for nonprofit Northwest Valley Connect (NVC), will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 20, at Beardsley Park, 20011 N. 128th Avenue, Sun City West.

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Some days, your job may feel like an uphill battle. Perhaps it’s a struggle to be consistently productive or to even motivate yourself to get in the door. It’s normal to feel checked out of your job sometimes, but when you feel this daily it may be something more. Burnout is no longer just a…

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ProMusica Arizona, a community chorale and orchestra, has partnered with Arizona Christian University to advance the education of the school’s music students.

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When Chief Pastry Chef Christine Conner graduated from Scottsdale Culinary Institute in 1988, she thought she was going to be a butcher. Little did she know that less than 30 years later, she would be the overseeing the creation of deserts that have received national attention and earned accolades.

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The Corolla is the most popular model Toyota has sold. The last update was back in 2013, so the factory has created a new platform for this hatchback on 2019 versions which will transfer to the four-door sedans in 2020. Many potential customers will be glad to know that a six-speed manual tr…

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Toys often hold a nostalgic place in our lives. Some people try to recapture those feelings of playing with Barbies, My Little Ponies, G.I. Joes or “Star Wars” action figures by collecting them. 

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Playing a gig in Walmart is a life-affirming event for rising country star Caylee Hammack.

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Comedian Kevin Shea, who is set to perform at Glendale’s Stir Crazy Comedy Club from Thursday, July 25, to Saturday, July 27, vividly remembers his first comedy act. It might have swayed another from continuing to perform.

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Shopping for an SUV featuring three-row seating will present plenty of choices. Attempting to find one with a low price tag offers few choices. This brings us to the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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Valley residents are doing a double take on usually mundane rocks while traversing parks, concert halls and trails. 

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Glendale Preparatory Academy teacher Michael Gonzalez will soon be treated to a visit of Washington, D.C., thanks to the exclusive White House History Teacher Institute.

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Growing up, Glendale native Keyanna Khatiblou and her mother watched TV shows like “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Providence.”

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In celebration of World Giraffe Day on June 21, Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomed a newborn reticulated giraffe to the family.

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The Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association is gearing up some off-season, holly and jolly, merry-filled festivities.

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Nicole Guysi asked her daughter, Brooke, how old she is. Brooke picked up her iPad and tapped it a few times before it promptly responded, “Eight.”

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For many women, excellence is measured by their roles in their professional and personal lives. Teresa Leyba Ruiz, president of Glendale Community College, was recently honored for both her service to the community and her role as a mother.

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In case you need incentives beyond cool weather and majestic views to fly or drive to Mount Hood Territory in northwestern Oregon, tourism officials there have a suggestion: Head over to Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale Saturday, June 22, or Sunday, June 23.

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The Mazda 6 is an excellent sedan. It offers practical utility, sport performance, and a reasonable starting price of $22K. The particular car we test drove was their Signature edition. It is supposed to be loaded with all the standard features, though we were charged extra for two items.

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It’s difficult to describe what fatherhood means to me. Being a father is more of a feeling. It’s a mixture of overwhelming happiness and pride. How you feel when your child achieves a goal or the pain you feel when they are hurting. You are a part of their journey. I want to protect and kee…

Jim Louvau was driving along a Valley freeway when Linkin Park came on the radio. As the song ended, he flipped channels, only to hear the Grammy-winning band once again.

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The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among teens than any other age group. The summer, when they are driving more because school is out, is an especially dangerous time.

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Award-winning singer Barry Manilow and his Manilow Music Project are conducting a nationwide contest to award one high school band $100,000 of musical instruments and uniforms.

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Exotic, high-quality gemstones are Scott Bohall’s passions and, as owner of Treasures Custom Jewelers, he takes pride in showcasing rare pieces not possessed by anyone in a 20-mile radius.

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Looking for some hot hiking spots while the weather is still bearable in Arizona? Here are four of the best places for outdoor adventures in the West Valley:

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I sat down at my favorite watering hole “Bitzee Mamas,” and across from me was William (Bill) Kelleher, known to his children as “Wild Willie.” Bill told me he met his wife Judy, and then he told me a friend had arranged a blind date for him. On the way to pick her up he had auto accident an…

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Celebrate World Oceans Day and get a free, reusable, insulated lunch bag with any purchase from Rubio’s Coastal Grill.

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David Gill had a highly desirable job working for “Law and Order” producer Dick Wolf’s shows when 12,000 film and TV screenwriters went on strike.

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Megan Squire sat in her black robe with a purple shawl, on the Grand Canyon University basketball court. She was ready to receive the diploma people repeatedly said she would not earn because she has Down syndrome.

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Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park has announced the birth of three African lion cubs, two baby warthogs and a litter of jackals. The babies are receiving around-the-clock care by Wildlife World’s expert hand raising and veterinarian team.

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Mickey Ollson, owner and director of Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park, remembers collecting jokes out of Reader’s Digest and telling them aloud in a public speaking class he took in college in the early ’60s.

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Glendale Union High School District employees including teachers, support staff members, counselors and coaches were celebrated on May 1 at the annual 25-Year Employee and Retiree Recognition Reception. In total, 38 employees were honored including 14 25-year employees and 24 retirees. The G…

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Treasure House has seen a number of new residents come through its doors recently — but one named Murphy got a different kind of attention.

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Alhambra Elementary School District No. 68 has announced the times and dates its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will operate at Barcelona and Carol G. Peck elementary schools.

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