Dr. Sanai: In the war against brain cancer, accelerated clinical trials are a crucial strategy

Here is a sobering statistic to mark National Brain Tumor Awareness Month: More than 1.4 million people live with malignant brain tumors. Glioblastoma — the cancer that killed Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy — is one of the deadliest. Nine of 10 diagnosed die within five years. Glioblastoma knows no social, economic, or demographic […]

McFadden: How families can get help to find, afford the best schools

Alex Sikorski had to deal with bullying and taunts, when he was in middle and elementary school. He felt like an outcast. Sikorski moved to Gateway Academy in Phoenix for his eighth-grade year. Now, he’s graduating as Valedictorian of Gateway’s 2019 High School Class. Sikorski joined the National Honor Society and excelled at community service […]

Cummiskey: The new Paradise Valley Public Safety Foundation is open for business

For years, the Town of Paradise Valley has been wanting to establish an independent 501(c)3 to facilitate gifts that residents have made to enhance public safety in Paradise Valley. The foundation is now a reality, and we’re able to accept tax-deductible donations by check, or credit cards on-line, at pvpublicsafetyfoundation.org. Aligned with the town Although […]

Cook: Thank you Paradise Valley, neighbors

On the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jackrabbit sits the Paradise Valley Medical Plaza. There, numerous doctors including many who reside in the Town of Paradise Valley provide services. The import of them was compellingly shared in a recent letter to the Independent by town resident Jim Anton whose doctor helped him with injuries suffered […]

In response: Cycling in Paradise Valley

The Tuesday morning ride from Gainey Shoppes originated in 2001 as a group ride for triathletes at Gainey Village Health Club on Doubletree Ranch Road. The group grew over the years, as many of the better cyclists came to ride with others of similar talent and has included professional cyclists and triathletes, but is mainly […]

Pace: Phoenix Zoo and Paradise Valley connections fused forever

A Paradise Valley Arts Committee road trip to the Phoenix Zoo on April 26 celebrated the reuse of the stained glass panels the town removed from the Leona Helmsley house demolition in 2007. The town stored them for 10 years until a home could be found among the wild animals in a building designed specifically […]

Kiburz: Good fences make good neighbors

I am responding to Mr. Anton’s Point of View column on April 17. I truly appreciate the difficult path he traveled in recovering from a horrible traffic accident. The YouTube video referenced in his column should be seen by anyone ever tempted to check their phone while driving. I’m also a trauma survivor and I […]

Bien-Willner: An update on Paradise Valley happenings from the mayor

Dear friends and neighbors: I am pleased to provide you with an update on some of the issues we’ve been working on, and will do so on a periodic basis going forward with the goal of increasing transparency, communication, and engagement for everyone interested in the great Town of Paradise Valley. PV is safe I […]

Anton: Paradise Valley Medical Plaza helped heal me in my time of need

As a result of a tragic automobile accident, see YouTube (James Anton Distracted Driving), I know what it is like to seek medical solutions from Texas to California. Without a doubt, my best find was right here in our town at Paradise Valley Medical Plaza. Dr. Terry Maffi and his staff treated my severely scarred […]

Wirth: Paradise Valley photo radar is an unprofitable, negative program

Fellow Residents of TPV: As with many other TPV longtime residents, I have long felt that the benefits of the RoboCop photo traffic system are far outweighed by the negatives. The police department and mayor may feel that an intrusive spy camera on each corner and mobile lowers speed, but the cost is greater than […]