6th annual White Party raises $20,000 to support ‘Building a Healthy Arizona’

The Junior League of Phoenix hosted its sixth annual White Party “A Night at the Races” earlier this spring, raising funds to help support the mission of the local organization. The derby-inspired evening held at Young’s Market Company raised more than $20,000 to help support the mission of JLP, including its community programs and leadership […]

Paradise Valley officials report nearly zero gifts during tenure

In the past three years, only one Paradise Valley elected official has received gifts to report through a local financial disclosure statement. A public records request submitted to the Town of Paradise Valley, for gifts received during years 2016-18, produced the local financial statements for the town council members during that time. Former Mayor Michael […]

Compromise construed as Smoke Tree falls short of Paradise Valley confidence

Smoke Tree Resort representatives stood before Paradise Valley Town Council May 23 to present the newest rendition of their redevelopment application, which was met with luke-warm encouragement. Overall, members of Town Council voiced a desire to see the Smoke Tree Resort redeveloped, but a hefty special use permit application that includes 30 resort residential — […]

Dembow: Paradise Valley leaders deserve our gratitude

Before we enter into the summer months and many Paradise Valley residents begin to travel, I wanted to take a moment to express a bit of gratitude toward a number of people in our community. Paradise Valley is truly a place that lives up to its name, and it’s in no small part to a […]

Desert Foundation Auxiliary welcomes 2019 debutantes, their mothers at the annual tea

Desert Foundation Auxiliary and President Mrs. Stephen Kiefer (Ronnie) welcomed its 2019 Desert Debutantes and their mothers to an elegant tea, chaired by Mrs. Marc Walker (Michelle) and hosted in the lovely home of Mrs. George Getz (Dyan). Floral designs created by White House adorned the entrance, the interior and the patio in fuchsia, accented […]

Thomasson: Security matters to us all

Like many of you, I was deeply troubled by the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last year. My faith and worship community are deeply important to me and I had a hard time processing the horror of such an attack. Earlier this year I attended the Paradise Valley Police Department Houses […]

Mountain View Medical Plaza redevelopment hinges upon perception of Paradise Valley compromise

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission is nearing its June deadline to make a recommendation on the Mountain View Medical Plaza, meanwhile neighboring residents are attempting to address issues associated with the proposed expansion. On May 21, the Planning Commission discussed the Mountain View Medical Plaza’s request for a Special Use Permit for nearly three hours, […]

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 […]

Photos: The Board of Visitors 104th Annual Charity Ball

The Board of Visitors hosted their 104th Annual Charity Ball in Paradise Valley, highlighting nearly 60 Flower Girls. The highlight of the April 6 evening was the presentation of 58 Flower Girls by their fathers under the night sky at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. The presentation was followed by dinner and […]

Paradise Valley eyes a strategic revenue model as FY General Fund approval approaches

As the heat inches toward triple-digits, municipalities throughout Arizona are simultaneously finalizing their budgets in preparation for adoption each summer. The Town of Paradise Valley is working through this process — eying a June public hearing followed by an adoption of their fiscal year 2019-20 budget. The town’s fiscal year runs June 30-July 1 each […]