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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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Not many people can say they still keep in touch with their best friend from kindergarten.

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Eighteen social service and nonprofit agencies that help Glendale’s most vulnerable members received $97,500 in grants June 28 from the city of Glendale’s From the Heart program. Distribution of funds took place at the Glendale Adult Center. This year’s grant money total is down from last ye…

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Kellis Unified Sports golf team members Sulivan Danielak-Kirberg and Patrick Fernandez represented the high school at the 2018 Special Olympics Austrian National Games and against some of the top competition in the world with great success.

Planning ahead for aging options, especially when considering long-term care planning, is crucial. Radio hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of “Successful Aging” on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX strive to answer those questions and more each week by talking with experts on how to live life t…

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After a year and a half of being off stage, Brelby Theatre owners Brian and Shelby Maticic are ready to break a leg in a play written specifically for them.

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Triple temps take tolls on our most vulnerable populations, pets included, and with 100-plus degrees predicted in the Valley of the Sun every day for at least the next three months, The Glendale Star spoke with veterinarian Adrienne Coronado of Vistancia Animal Hospital in Peoria about pet d…

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Betty Schley graduated with her licensed practical nurse degree in 1965, launching a career that for most people would now be close to retirement time, but Schley doesn’t see an end to an amazing life.

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Darryl Walker, U.S. Air Force Maj. (ret.), a C-130 navigator during his career, was a special guest speaker at the May 28 Memorial Day service at West Resthaven Park and Cemetery. He acknowledged all branches of the service, his wife and family, mother and father, his brother and other membe…

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One is relaxed and at ease with public speaking. Mike Pearson, who served as an Army medic on two tours during the Gulf War in the early 1990s, is commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Sandy Coor Post 1433 in Glendale. He is one of the featured speakers at the Memorial Day service scheduled …

We all feel better when we give back. There are so many ways we can give a gift, but perhaps the best and easiest gift you can give over and over is a blood donation. Donating blood is truly one way to save a life.

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When Jaime and Brent Shawl throw a birthday party and invite family members only, more than 40 people show up.Many of them don’t share the same DNA, but they’re family nonetheless.The Glendale couple are licensed foster parents. They’ve been fostering since 2012 and have welcomed more than a…

There is an alternative, natural way to treat a number of chronic issues, such as pain, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis and many people are using it — cannabis. Some statistics say that 75 percent of those using medical marijuana as a way to treat those issues are senior…

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Question: What plant has a Spanish name that translates into “rose sucker”; attracts hummingbirds; and produces red, yellow or orange, trumpet-shaped flowers that taste like cucumber?

As we age, the fear of losing our independence is huge. Giving up the car keys and dealing with memory loss means just that; the need to rely on others. These topics are why radio hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson bring expert guests to their weekly radio show “Successful Aging” on Indep…

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April 29 to May 5 marks National Small Business Week. To celebrate the value of small businesses, entrepreneurs, solo-practitioners, and their impact to the local economy, StarshineAZ, a West Valley collaborative community for women business owners, is hosting “Collaborations and Cocktails” …

With nearly 100 years in the auto parts business, Pull-N-Save has the expertise customers want and the parts they need, the mayor said. In addition to the great selection of cars and trucks, the business has a fully stocked convenience store and a Mexican restaurant.

What do animals have to do with Successful Aging? This week, John Wenzlau, CEO, and Millie Oakeson, vice president of corporate marketing, welcomed Dr. Elizabeth Robbins, clinical assistant professor in primary care at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and Gena Zischke …

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Ocotillo District Councilmember Jamie Aldama promises big fish in a small pond April 21 at Bonsall Park South.

Solecito Services is a unique nonprofit organization that lends health equipment to patients on a temporary basis for home use. It relies on its volunteers to assist with record keeping, inventory maintenance and equipment repairs. Solecito was established in 1982. Each piece of equipment is…

The question in the minds of most people is not, “How long can I live?” The real question is: “How well am I living?” John Wenzlau, CEO, and Millie Oakeson, vice president of Corporate Marketing for Friendship Retirement Corp., welcome Dr. Theresa Ramsey to Successful Aging.

Alliance Lumber, 6770 W. Northern Ave., has been in Glendale since 1984. It provides residential, multi-family, and commercial building products all over the state of Arizona. Its well-stocked and orderly yard ensures employees can find what customers need, when they need it.

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As each year passes, our country is losing more members of the Greatest Generation, soldiers who served during World War II. The following stories are told by two local residents; one who will be 96 in August and another who just turned 90 on March 29.

What do mobile eye care and antibiotic misuse have to do with aging well? Radio hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of “Successful Aging” on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX strive to answer those questions and more each week by talking with experts on how to live life to the fullest and age wel…

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Noelle Inghram and Angela Meehan should have been celebrating their daughter’s first birthday March 21. Instead, they were honoring her memory by helping other families at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

This month marks the second year of Bud and I writing Goin’ Local for The Glendale Star. We love sharing the stories of our hometown. As we meet new business owners and neighbors, a common thread we hear is that the first time folks step foot in Historic Downtown Glendale, they immediately f…

Honoring the achievements of your loved ones means you value the relationship you shared. Hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of “Successful Aging” on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX, in keeping with their weekly theme of living well and loving life, invited Diana Speros, community outreach lia…

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Mountain Ridge high school student Haley Briner took a cue from her father for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and was accepted and recently returned from a week at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy.

Mayor Jerry Weiers has named Corning Optical Communications the business of the week. Corning Optical Communications was established in the late 1800s and has been operating in Glendale since the year 2000. The global company provides products and services in telecommunications, life science…

“Successful Aging” is a lifestyle worth pursuing. That is exactly why hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of Friendship Retirement Corp. do a weekly broadcast on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX. They focus in on what it means to live well and love life by bringing in experts to discuss aging su…

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At just 29 years old, Megan Rice may be a logistics coordinator for a financial services company, but that’s just how she pays the bills.

Mayor Jerry Weiers presents a Business of the Week certificate to owners Benny and Ike Iljazi who moved their business back to Glendale two years ago. Lucky’s Pizza, 6630 W. Cactus Road, has been in the Valley for more than 20 years.

No one likes going to the emergency room or urgent care, but it’s inevitable at some point. What if you didn’t ever have to go to urgent care again? That’s now a reality. Urgent care will go to your home.

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Soldier’s Best Friend provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with service or therapeutic companion dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters.

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