Hait: Sanctuary’s newest proposal ought to be reviewed, considered carefully

I am a long-time resident of Stone Canyon and many years ago was part of the team that approached the Town of Paradise Valley to allow the restaurant of the then-John Gardner’s Tennis Ranch to open to the public. The Tennis Ranch had always been a private club and never open to the public. Later, […]

Pace: Rare 3-3 council split over five-plex proposal on Camelback Mountain

Working late in to Valentine’s Day evening, when love was in the air, exposed a very divided Paradise Valley Town Council on an issue that implicates the core values of our Town. Three members of the Paradise Valley Town Council expressed support for commercial zoning of a five-plex on Camelback Mountain directly adjacent to one-acre […]

The dollars and cents that fuel ‘the best small town in America’

It takes special people to operate a special town such as Paradise Valley, officials there say while reviewing the salaries of 11 key municipal players that over see the day-to-day operations of the “best small town in America.” Through a recent records request, the fiscal year 2018-19 salaries of Paradise Valley’s department heads and municipal […]

Planning Commission requests extension on Mountain View Medical Plaza

More time is needed, the Paradise Valley Planning Commission believes, to assess a proposal regarding the Mountain View Medical Plaza. The commission unanimously approved a request to the Town Council that would extend time for deliberation to April 16, erasing the previous due date of March 5. The approval to ask for an extension came […]

Paradise Valley records reveal 1 out-of-court settlement over the last 4 years

While some municipalities are paying out more than $1 million annually in out-of-court settlements, the Town of Paradise Valley has only had one claim in four years. A recent records request shows that Paradise Valley had one settlement between 2015-18 for a bicycle accident claim. It was settled in November 2015 for $75,000. For comparison, […]

Jewish family services luncheon nets $370K to build a better tomorrow

The Jewish Family & Children’s Service held its annual Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon on Feb. 1 at the Arizona Biltmore, raising nearly $370,000. The sold-out event featured keynote speaker Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America, discussing the impact of mental illness in society today, according to a press release. JFCS provides a variety […]

Bankruptcy outcome sets stage for redefinition of Phoenix real estate’s crown jewel

Crown Realty & Development appears likely to play an unprecedented role in how the future of economic development will unfold in the Valley of the Sun, the City of Phoenix — and perhaps the state of Arizona. “To fund public education you have to make hay while the sun shines and what that means in […]

Wastchak: Grateful to call Paradise Valley my home

My daughters and I have enjoyed playing card and board games since they were old enough to write their names and count their numbers. As they grew older and matured, we progressed to more challenging and educational games like Monopoly, which they came to love in particular. We played on the original Monopoly board that […]

Childhelp celebrates 60th anniversary with dignitaries at record-setting gala event

Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit advocating for abused and neglected children, raised $4.3 million in support of its mission, during its 60th anniversary Drive the Dream Gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Phoenician. The organization was launched in 1959 by actresses Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, and to date, has served more […]

PV Town Council reluctantly agrees to peak season trolley services

An agreement with Dunn Transportation for trolley services during peak season almost came to an abrupt halt. Although the Paradise Valley Town Council eventually approved unanimously the agreement for the trolley service, using state-dedicated funds, the decision was met with dissent and vigorous discussion on Jan. 24 during the meeting held at Town Hall, 6401 […]