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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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Students at Sierra Verde STEAM Academy learned how to be “internet awesome” during a recent Online Safety Roadshow developed by Google.

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Audrey Beermann, a junior at Glendale Preparatory Academy in Peoria, is among less than 1% of students who earned the highest possible ACT composite score.

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When Andy Ptacek was diagnosed three years ago with an inoperable brain tumor, she and her husband sat shocked and dismayed in the doctor’s office.

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There are plenty of small sports sedans on the market, but those seeking one with Japanese engineering and build quality should give this Lexus IS350 a test drive.

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What began as a search for a place where his son could learn computer coding has turned into one local dad’s new business: Code Ninjas.

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The First United Methodist Church of Glendale and the United Methodist Women are hosting their first auction and fashion show for local charities. The Spring Luncheon and Charity Auction is at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the First United Methodist Church, 7102 N. 58th Drive. The event wil…

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The West Valley Country Music Association is offering aspiring songwriters the chance to have their songs heard by Nashville music professionals through its third annual songwriting contest. 

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Lynn Clemens was working in operations at Avent two years ago when she just didn’t feel right. The then-58-year-old tried to text her daughter and her message was jumbled.

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When the Guardian Games were originally conceptualized, Sanderson Ford was looking for a unique way to raise money for the Special Olympics.

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Through a new partnership, Hickman’s Family Farms and Phoenix Rising Soccer Club will distribute branded egg cartons at local grocery stores.

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Committed to bringing fans the best experience and most electrifying athletes on the planet, the Harlem Globetrotters will give fans a chance to get closer than ever to the action and team’s stars during the Fan Powered World Tour, which is set for 7 p.m. Friday, August 23, at Gila River Are…

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Deer Valley Unified School District instructor James O’Halloran, who teaches at Boulder Creek High School, was recently honored by School Band and Orchestra Magazine.

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The Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC), a public career technical education district, will host a 5K and bunny hop in support of student scholarships from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Rio Vista Community Park, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria.

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Glendale resident Mary Jo Whitfield didn’t plan to dedicate her life to behavioral health and social service. Instead, she studied art and the great masters of the craft including Picasso, van Gogh and da Vinci.

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Two years after taking the job of downtown development director, Katy Engels is continuing her success of bringing local businesses together.

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It happened the first weekend in August around 9 p.m. near 6100 W. Altadena Ave. Glendale Police Department patrol officers were on a call for service and assisting a man in crisis. Officers were inside the residence, when a man began banging on the front door asking for police assistance.

Jason Savala died Aug. 3 in Glendale. He was born March 4, 1978, in Kanab, Utah, to Manuel and Katherine Savala. He had two brothers, Adrian and David, and one sister, Shelley.

For 11 years, Camelback Ranch-Glendale has been the spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. The property is on 141 acres and features 13 full baseball fields, major and minor league clubhouses, 12 luxury suites and more.

B & R Precision, 5666 N. 51st Ave., has been operating at the same location for more than 17 years and in business since 1979. The business’ primary service is metal fabrication. The family owned business is operated by Roy and Byron Ruch. Combined, they have over 60 years of experience …

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The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomed its second baby sea lion in less than a year.

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