PV Mall JCPenny cashier Jacalyn Thompson wins $5K reward package

Jacalyn Thompson, a cashier at the Paradise Valley Mall JCPenney, was one of eight associates company-wide to receive a $5,000 reward package. “I’m proud to award Jacalyn Thompson with this special opportunity as she worked hard to deliver strong customer service to shoppers throughout the holiday season,” Veronica Yates, general manager of the JCPenney at […]

RED secures Sam Fox Restaurant at Block 23 in downtown Phoenix

Rapid construction is occurring as Block 23 in downtown Phoenix continues to take shape. According to a press release, RED Development has announced its first restaurant tenant, Blanco Tacos & Tequila, a Fox Restaurant Concept that will open at the mixed-use destination by the end of the year. As the sixth location for the brand, […]

Density concerns fan flames of worry at SmokeTree Resort rebirth endeavor

The SmokeTree Resort major special use permit amendment may need more time in its planning stages, officials within the Town of Paradise Valley say, as residents are simultaneously beginning to voice concern over the intensity of proposed plans. At a Jan. 9 Paradise Valley Planning Commission meeting, an agenda set to discuss the SmokeTree Resort […]

Shannon Shields is named Gatorade Arizona Volleyball Player of the Year

The Gatorade Company names Shannon Shields of Xavier College Prep its 2018-19 Gatorade Arizona Volleyball Player of the Year. Miss. Shields is the fourth Gatorade Arizona Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Xavier College Prep, according to a press release. In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, […]

Dr. Ceimo: Firebrand Ranch residents assemble at oppose medical center plans

Thirty-two neighbors from Firebrand Ranch, prepared with signs and buttons expressing their views, were at the Jan. 9 Planning Commission study session regarding proposed changes to the Mountain View Medical Center on the southeast corner of Tatum and Shea. Major changes to the center, which has generally been a good neighbor to our community for […]

Rommie Mojahed is named SVN’s ‘2018 Top Producer of the Year’

SVN Desert Commercial Advisors in Phoenix, nationally ranked every month by corporate headquarters in the top 10 SVN offices last year, also had a top-ranking advisor. Rommie Mojahed, director of retail leasing and sales investments, was named to the SVNIC’s top 100 advisors across the nation throughout 2018, according to a press release. With approximately […]

Fourth Annual Doggie Street Festival to be held Jan. 26

The Fourth Annual Doggie Street Festival Adopt-A-Thon and Companion Animal Celebration pairs people with pets. The festival offers a chance to meet and adopt pets from rescue groups, according to a press release, adding that the  Phoenix Herpetological Society will also attend the 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, event at Steele Indian School Park, 300 […]

Paradise Valley church prepares for art exhibit

The Phoenix Artists Guild will present an array of original artwork Jan. 18-Feb. 3 in the sanctuary of Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane in Paradise Valley. The guild is a member of the Arizona Art Alliance, and most of the guild members are juried members of the alliance, according to a release. The […]

Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast features expert panelists, Jan. 24

The 12th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast features economic gurus, an award-winning zoning attorney, and panels of the industry’s top experts. The event is Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix. According to a press release, registration and breakfast begins 7 a.m.; program is 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The recipient […]

ASU Barrett Honors student is newly-crowned 2019 Miss Arab USA

Iraqi Iya Agha was crowned the 2019 Miss Arab USA at the Tempe Center for the Arts on Jan. 5 in a nationally broadcast ceremony. An Arizona State University student in Barrett, The Honors College, according to a Miss Arab Organization press release, Ms. Agha is a 20-year-old American citizen of Iraqi origin who completed […]