Town alarm monitoring opens to new subscribers

During a Wednesday, May 1 Coffee with a Cop, Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner and Chief of Police Peter Wingert announced that after more than a four-year hiatus the Town of Paradise Valley Police Alarm Monitoring program will begin to accept new subscribers. Alarm Analyst Kim Stiteler also provided safety tips and an overview to residents on […]

Valley of the Sun United Way names Vargas Jasa as CEO

Valley of the Sun United Way recently announced after a national search, it has named Carla Vargas Jasa as president and CE0 — the first woman and the first Latina to hold the position since the organization began in 1927. She succeeds Merl Waschler, who led the organization since 2006 and is retiring June 30. […]

Town Council mulls over administrative land modification changes to town code

Changes are coming to chapter six of Paradise Valley’s Town Code regarding administrative land modifications. The Town Council heard a presentation from planner George Burton during a study session of its Thursday, May 9 meeting at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. Mr. Burton presented ordinance and resolution drafts that would lead to the changes […]

Paradise Valley luxury agent continues earning top recognition

The 2019 Best in Real Estate Awards (BREA) recently recognized Paradise Valley luxury agent Joan Levinson as both the Highest Volume Individual Agent (by dollars) in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Area and the Highest Volume Individual Agent Valleywide. These awards follow her 2018 win when she was named the top luxury agent by sales volume in […]

Town Council discusses future of alarm monitoring, false alarms

Expansion may be coming to the Town of Paradise Valley’s alarm monitoring service. The Paradise Valley Town Council had this discussion and received an update on the false alarm ordinance at its Thursday, April 25 meeting at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. In regards to the alarm monitoring service, Police Chief Peter Wingert asked […]

PV Police to join Neighbors app to provide community updates

It’s spring time and something new has blossomed in town as the Paradise Valley Police Department recently announced it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Town of Paradise Valley community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in […]

Meet Your Neighbor: Christopher Neck named to top 6 for Cherry Award

Editor’s Note: Baylor University awards The Robert Foster Cherry Award every two years to a collegiate teacher for their teaching abilities. Paradise Valley resident Christopher Neck finished in the top 6 for the award. Name: Christopher Neck Occupation: Professor WP Carey Business School at ASU What does it mean to you to be nominated and […]

Lincoln Medical Plaza SUP application undergoes council deliberations

After more than three months, Paradise Valley Town Council received another update on the Lincoln Medical Plaza application regarding a major special use permit amendment for a new medical building on the site. Senior Planner Paul Michaud delivered the update on the proposed two-story medical center at 7125 E. Lincoln Drive during the council’s March […]

Singhal: Paradise Valley home owners will suffer if Sanctuary SUP is approved

To me, this is the classic slippery slope story of “no good deed goes unpunished.” The Sanctuary has in effect, taken the rope given it by the Town, and weaved it into a web which may soon include ruining the lives of peaceful families who have made the town what it is. My wife’s March […]

Sanctuary SUP statement of direction passes divided Paradise Valley Town Council

After several weeks of vociferous debate, Paradise Valley Town Council has advanced a statement of direction to the Planning Commission regarding an intermediate Special Use Permit amendment for the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. Though the SOD advanced, the vote at the Thursday, Feb. 28 council meeting reflected a divided council as the […]