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IT’S RAINING CHOCOLATE IN GLENDALE JANUARY 30-31
Rain or shine, chocolate is the star in downtown Glendale this weekend

 

 

WHO:                   Chocoholics, adults, children, families, couples and sports fans will all enjoy this culinary adventure!

 

WHAT:                 The 20th Annual Glendale Chocolate Affaire will go on rain or shine! The event features more than 30 chocolate purveyors, entertainment, romance novelists, chocolate factory tours, and a “Super Street” with team décor and all kinds of activities for football fans

 

WHERE:               Historic Downtown Glendale, 58th and Glendale avenues

 

WHEN:                 Friday, Jan. 30, noon to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.              

 

WHY:                    Downtown Glendale’s hometown candy factory, Cerreta Candy Company, has inspired this popular festival, which now draws more than 80,000 people annually

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLENDALE OFFICIALS REMIND RESIDENTS, VISITORS THAT

DRONES ARE BANNED NEAR THE STADIUM DURING SUPER BOWL WEEK
Important message to ensure safe, festive event week

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – City of Glendale officials are reminding residents and visitors that any unmanned aircraft including drones are not to be flown near the University of Phoenix Stadium during this Sunday’s Super Bowl game and surrounding activities all week.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has deemed the area surrounding the stadium a controlled airspace, and any unmanned aircraft are prohibited in the area. The FAA has more information on their website: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=81485.

 

 

 




 

 

 

WITH RAIN EXPECTED, FIRE DEPARTMENT URGES RESIDENTS

TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHILE ENJOYING SUPER WEEKEND

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Incident Management Team’s meteorologist is closely monitoring the weather and is forecasting that the Glendale area could receive up to an inch of rain over the next 48 hours as well as thunderstorms tomorrow.

The Glendale Incident Management Team’s meteorologist monitors weather data through various sources, including the Phoenix National Weather Service, the National Weather Service radar images, NOAA weather radios, as well as the current rainfall/streamflow data from the Flood Control District of Maricopa County. If Severe Weather Warnings (thunderstorm, high wind, flood, flash flood) are issued by the National Weather Service, city departments will be notified and if necessary, the Emergency Operations Center may be activated to coordinate information and support operations.

In the meantime, the Glendale Fire Department is urging residents to prepare and take proper precautions, especially if venturing out into the elements to enjoy Super Bowl 49 activities.

Important safety reminders:

·         When you first see lightning or hear thunder, go to a building or a vehicle. Lightning often precedes rain, so don't wait for the rain to begin before suspending activities.

·         If outdoors when lightning strikes, avoid water,  the high ground, open space,  and all metal objects including electric wires, fences, machinery, motors, power tools, etc. Unsafe places include underneath canopies, small picnic or rain shelters, or near trees. Where possible, find shelter in a substantial building or in a fully enclosed metal vehicle such as a car, truck or a van with the windows completely shut.

·         Injured persons struck by lightning do not carry an electrical charge and can be handled safely. Apply First Aid procedures to a lightning victim if you are qualified to do so. Call 911 or send for help immediately.

·         When driving on the freeway, drive in the center lanes as water tends to pool in the outside lanes.

·         Turn on your headlights! It will help you see better on foggy or rainy days and it will help other drivers see you!

·         Increase your following distance and watch for brake lights ahead.

·         Slow down – it takes longer to stop in wet weather. Plus the faster you drive, the greater the chances of hydroplaning!

  • Children need constant supervision around all bodies of water.

  • Avoid moving water.

  • If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, get out immediately and climb to higher ground. DO NOT attempt to push your car to higher ground as the ground underneath the surface may be unstable.

  • Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways. Flood debris may also hide animals and broken bottles. Avoid walking or driving through it.

·         If you must walk or drive in areas that have been flooded, stay on firm ground. Moving water only 6 inches deep can sweep you off your feet. Standing water may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines. Before it starts to rain, replace old or brittle wiper blades. Wiper blades are inexpensive and are very easy to change!

·         Check the tread and inflation of your tires. Properly maintained tires provide the added traction you will need on wet roads.

·         Consider carrying a portable car starter with you. That way, if your battery goes dead you can start your car from inside the vehicle rather than getting out of the car to do a conventional jump start with cables.

 

Resources for residents:

  • Sand and sand bags are available at the following locations: (please bring your own shovel)

    • Bonsall Park North, northeast corner of 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, next to the hockey rink

    • City of Glendale Community Center North: 14061 N. 59th Ave.

    • GFD Support Services: 7501 N.55th Ave.

 

 
Save the Date!
Artist Reception
Thursday, February 12th - 4 pm to 7 pm
at Gallery Glendale at Westgate

 

PSA Art Awakenings and Release the Fear put on a show of hope, strength and overcoming odds - all showcasing "Healing at Its Best!"  These non-profit arts, health and human services organizations promote the healing power of the arts to help youth and adults overcome fear, depression and other behavioral health issues  so that they can give back to the community through the arts.

 

 

 

 
 
9380 W. Westgate Blvd., Ste. D-109 * Glendale, AZ 85305
located in the Westgate shopping plaza next to Coldstone.
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Every Friday & Saturday in February - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
or by appointment,
Robert.Demeter@azpsa.org or 480.622.3360

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

DIRECTV Super Fan Festival Kicks Off

By Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

DIRECTV super three-day festival kicked off on Wednesday evening, January 28 at the Pendergast Family Farm in Glendale.  Wednesday’s headliner, Zac Brown Band was scheduled to perform on the Super Fan Stage at 9: 25 p.m.  Tickets for the Thursday and Friday performances were still available at this writing.  For more information and for a full schedule of events, visit www.stubhub.com/directv.  Parking is free.  There is a big musical event in Glendale just south of the University of Phoenix Stadium.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1657.

John Colaneri  and Anthony Carrino (America’s Most Desperate Kitchens) with Alison Victoria (Kitchen Crashers) standing in the middle are on the “red” carpet at the DIRECTV’s three-day fan festival even in Glendale.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1688.

Singer and songwriter Thomas Rhett on the red carpet on opening night at the DIRECTV’s Super Fan Festival in Glendale.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1716.

Members of the band, The Cadillac Three on the DIRECTV’s Red Carpet event opening night, Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  The groups lead singer, Jaren Johnston is holding the microphone. Neil Mason is standing to his left and Kelby Ray to his right. 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1788

Food Networks’ Duff Goldman cuts the huge cake.  Duff Goldman has a new program premiering January 29th, From Duff to Dawn, and on February 2, Kids and Baking Competition, both on the Food Network.

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. Cake 1.

Food Network’s Duff Goldman samples some cake. 


 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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    • 5:30pm – 5:50pm Becky G Performs (HGTV Lodge Stage)
    • 6:15pm – 6:45pm Magic! Performs (HGTV Lodge Stage)
    • 6:45pm – 7:05pm Ingrid Michaelson Acoustic Performance (HGTV Lodge Stage)
    • 7:15pm – 7:55pm Jason Derulo Performs (HGTV Lodge Stage)
    • 8:15pm – 9:15pm Alesso Performs (HGTV Lodge Stage)
    • 9:25pm – 11:25pm Calvin Harris Performs (Super Fan Stage)

 

Friday, January 30, 2015 (Schedule Subject to Change)

    • 5:00pm – 5:30pm American Authors Performs (HGTV Lodge Stage)
    • 6:00pm – 6:45pm Ingrid Michaelson Performs (HGTV Lodge Stage)
    • 6:15pm – 6:35pm Young The Giant Acoustic Set Performance (HGTV Lodge Stage)
    • 7:15pm – 8:15pm Young The Giant Performs (HGTV Lodge Stage)
    • 7:00pm – 8:00pm Red Carpet interviews with Snoop Dogg and Imagine Dragons
    • 8:15pm – 9:15pm Snoop Dogg Performs (Super Fan Stage)
    • 9:45pm – 11:00pm Imagine Dragons Performs (Super Fan Stage)

 

WHERE: Pendergast Family Farm – 95th Avenue & West Bethany Home Road, Glendale, AZ 85305

 

TICKETS: Fans can purchase a single day ticket or a three day pass that will give them access to all Festival events through StubHub, the exclusive ticket partner of the DIRECTV Super Fan Festival. Tickets begin at $99 and are available for purchase now in limited supply  visit www.stubhub.com/directv.

 

 

 

 




 

 

Be sure to visit Lulu from Bitzee Mama's 
at the DIRECTV Super Fan Festival!
Ed Sharpe and Lulu Talking Tamales!
THIS EVENT THURS AND FRI ALSO!
There are 2 more days of this fun filled event!

 

By  Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

 

Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV
At The DIRECTV Super Fan Festival

 

Nunzia presented me with pizza!
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Visit All Gourmet Catering's  booth!
 
Nunzia  took the  camera  and got me
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Launches Construction 

of New Automotive Technology Building,  Named in
 Honor of Dr. Phillip Randolph, President Emeritus

(Glendale, AZ – January 28, 2015)  Glendale Community College proudly announces the groundbreaking and construction of the new home of the Automotive Technology program, a main campus building that will be named in honor of Dr. Phillip D. Randolph, GCC President Emeritus.

“We are thrilled to dedicate this brand new building to Dr. Phil Randolph, who has been a driving force behind so many innovations at Glendale. He recognized early the impact an Automotive Technology program could have on west valley students and was instrumental not only as an instructor in that program, but as the leader of this campus,” said Dr. Irene Kovala.

Dr. Randolph, Respected Educator and Leader
GCC is honored to add Dr. Randolph’s name to the new Technology 3 building. Randolph was a prominent and influential leader in the West Valley throughout his 35-year career at the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). A Glendale native, Randolph was named as GCC Interim President in 2002 and in 2003, became the fifth President of Glendale Community College. As such, he was instrumental in creating extensive community partnerships, developing signature programs like Automotive Technology, and revitalizing the campus, which continue today. 

Dr. Randolph has a deep and long-time connection to Western Maricopa County and has served in many organizations that promote its well-being and advancement, including the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, the Glendale Rotary Club, West Valley Think Tank, Sahuaro Ranch Foundation Board of Directors and WESTMARC.

Technology 3 Building from 1969 to Present
The Technology 3 (T3) building at GCC was originally built as a new f
acility in 1969, and the Automotive Technology program housed there has long since outgrown its 11,000 square feet.

The new complex will be built from the ground up, featuring 40,000 square feet of classroom and instructional space, vehicle and tool storage bays, library and open learning spaces, and faculty offices. Interior instructional areas will be dedicated to specific automotive systems of electrical, heating/air conditioning, drivetrains, engine performance and alternative fuels, suspension and steering, engine repairs and overhaul, brakes, and drive trains.

The new T3 complex project is budgeted at approximately $7.9 million, and is slated to open in January 2016 in time for the Spring 2016 semester.

Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Technology 3 Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held Friday, Jan. 30, 9:00 a.m. at the north side of the former Technology 3 building location, in the northwest corner of GCC Main campus. The public is invited to attend.  Holly Street Studios architects and Adolfson & Peterson construction representatives will attend.

If you go:
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held rain or shine. The closest parking is available in the Northwest  parking lot. Enter from 59th Avenue and Via Gaucho.

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ABOUT GCC
Glendale Community College offers innovative higher education curriculum in more than 100 associate degree, certificate and transfer programs, workforce development and career re-training courses. Glendale Community College is one of ten colleges in the Maricopa Community College District.

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

When NFL snubs Jerry Weiers, it disses all of Glendale

AZ REPUBLIC SAYS - 

Yes, the Super Bowl host city's mayor clashes with the NFL. That's no reason to leave him out of the game.

Read entire article and watch some Chan. 12 video --

http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/editorial/2015/01/26/super-bowl-ticket-jerry-weiers/22372615/

 

 




 

 

 

Glendale Police Make Arrest in New Year’s Homicide

 

GLENDALE, Ariz.On Thursday January 1, 2015 officers in the area of 51st Avenue and Peoria Avenue heard apparent gunshots and responded to investigate. This occurred just after 1:00am. Two shooting victims were located in the parking lot of 5140 W. Peoria Avenue. A vehicle seen leaving the area was stopped just south of Peoria on 51st Avenue and a third shooting victim was located inside of that vehicle. The Glendale Fire Department responded and treated the victims, all of whom were transported to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries. 21-year old male Keith George, of Phoenix, was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. He was located by officers in the parking lot along with another 31-year old male victim. The third victim that had been located at the traffic stop is a 23-year old male.

Violent Crimes Detectives responded that night and conducted an investigation. It is believed that there had been a fight in the parking lot at this location. During the course of the fight, a subject was struck in the head with a bottle. In response, the suspect retrieved a weapon from his person and opened fire on the crowd that had gathered there.

On January 16, 2015 Violent Crimes Detectives and SWAT served a search warrant at the El Mirage home of 24-year old Steven Orozco Jr. He was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail one count of 1st-degree murder, 2 counts of aggravated assault and possession of marijuana.

On January 26, 2015 a Grand Jury Indictment was handed down charging Steven Orozco Jr. with 1st-degree murder, 2 counts of aggravated assault and possession of marijuana. Steven Orozco Jr. is currently being held at the 4th Avenue Jail. Booking photo and Form IV can be obtained from MCSO.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glendale Chocolate Affaire will be held Jan. 30 and 31 in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale
 
 

 

Conversations About Dementia

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– If you’re dreading that difficult talk about finances, driving privileges, or health care decisions with your loved one, then get help by joining our "Conversations about Dementia" at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 7.

Martha Burruel from the Arizona Alzheimer's Association (Desert Southwest Chapter of the national Alzheimer’s Association) will discuss tips for breaking the ice and setting the stage for meaningful and productive conversations about dementia. The organization’s mission is to "empower and support individuals, families, care partners, and communities affected by dementia in Arizona and southern Nevada." For more information, visit their website at www.alz.org/dsw.

This program is free and open to the public. To register, please call 623-930-3431 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm.

 




 

 

 

Authors @ the Teague Presents: 
Vicki Delany and Kate Carlisle

Glendale, Ariz. –– It’s double the fun – and double the lighthouses! -- at the next Authors @ the Teague program, when Vicki Delany and Kate Carlisle discuss and sign their latest mysteries at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, at the Velma Teague Library, 7010 N. 58th Avenue.

Writing under the name of Eva Gates, Vicki Delany presents the first of her new Lighthouse Library series, set in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. In "By Book or By Crook," Lucy is enjoying her dream job as the town’s librarian until a valuable Jane Austen first edition is stolen and the library board chair is murdered.

A retired systems analyst, Vicki Delany was born in Winnipeg, married in South Africa, traveled around North America for a year with her dog, Shenzi, and now lives in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario. A mother of three grown daughters, she writes standalone suspense novels, humorous historical mysteries (the Klondike Gold Rush series) and police procedurals set in British Columbia (the Constable Molly Smith series). The seventh installment in the Molly Smith series will be published by the Poisoned Pen Press this spring. For more information, see www.vickidelany.com.

In January 2015, "NY Times" bestselling author Kate Carlisle releases her newest Fixer-Upper Mystery novel, set in Lighthouse Cove, California. In "This Old Homicide," when contractor/detective Shannon Hammer finds her neighbor murdered, she must act quickly before the wrong person "gets nailed...."

A Southern Californian, Kate studied law, acting, and singing and spent over two decades working on game and variety shows including "Solid Gold" and "The Gong Show" before turning to fiction. Also author of the Bibliophile Mystery series, Kate is a past winner of the Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier Awards and is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. For more information, see www.katecarlisle.com.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event. Please call 623-930-3431 for more information.

 

 




 

 

ASU’s West campus celebrates
 Black History Month

 

 

 

Black History Month at ASU’s West campus includes a visit from Elaine Richardson, who will share her remarkable story of overcoming drug addiction and abusive relationships to earn a Ph.D. and become a faculty member at Ohio State University.

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to join in the celebration as Arizona State University’s West campus commemorates Black History Month during February. This year’s celebration features the theme of Education: Remembering the Past, Cultivating our Future.

Events are free of charge; visitor parking on campus costs $2 per hour. The West campus is at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix.

The schedule is:

Opening Celebration & Gumbo Challenge

Feb. 7, 6 p.m.

Black History Month kicks off with a gumbo challenge. Faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to an evening of gumbo, soul food, fun and celebration. Do you have a family gumbo recipe you want to enter into the challenge? Enter the contest, or just come to eat and enjoy. R.S.V.P. for details regarding this event’s off-campus location to Samantha Fritz, 602-543-5300.

Guest performer Elaine Richardson: “PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life”

Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. – Second Stage West, lower level of University Center Building

Addicted to drugs, abusive controlling pimps, the streets, short stints in jail, the cycle of death that was her life, and on top of that, pregnant again. It was the end. The only way out was death or prison, but that wasn’t her fate. Instead, she went to school…and never stopped. On her journey, she became empowered with the knowledge of her culture and history. Elaine Richardson theatrically shares her journey of sexual exploitation and other forms of bondage to promote healing and empowerment through education. This free event is sponsored by the Committee for Campus Inclusion on ASU’s West campus along with the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

14th Annual Pioneer Award Dinner

Feb. 19, 6 p.m.

The 2015 honoree is Matthew C. Whitaker, ASU Foundation Professor of History and founding director for the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. Festivities include an awards ceremony, oral history, entertainment and dinner. African attire is suggested. R.S.V.P.s are required for the dinner, to be held on the West campus.

For information about Black History Month at ASU’s West campus, contact westevents@asu.edu or 602-543-5300.

 

 




 

 

Lots to do this weekend!

DIRECTV will host the fifth annual DIRECTV Super Fan Festival at Pendergast Family Farm in Glendale Jan. 28 to Jan. 30 with 12 concerts beginning at 5 p.m. The multi-stage festival will feature performances by the Zac Brown Band, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons and Snoop Dogg on the DIRECTV Super Fan Stage. Also performing on the main events stage are musical acts including Thomas Rhett, Jason Derulo, Sam Hunt, The Cadillac Three and Magic! who will perform at the HGTV Lodge.

Jan. 30, the space will be transformed to host DIRECTV Super Saturday Night, the private, invitation-only event that has become known as the crown jewel of Super Bowl parties. Rihanna will headline the celebrity packed event.

The DIRECTV Super Fan Festival line-up is scheduled:

Jan. 28 Super Fan Stage: Zac Brown Band HGTV Lodge: Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, The Cadillac Three

Jan. 29 Super Fan Stage: Calvin Harris HGTV Lodge: Alesso, Jason Derülo, Magic!, Becky G

Jan. 30 Super Fan Stage: Imagine Dragons and Snoop Dogg HGTV Lodge: Young the Giant, Ingrid Michaelson, American Authors

The festival will also feature a variety of activities including a mechanical bull, zip line and carnival-like shooting range. There will also be a Par 3 closest-to-the-pin contest, test drive a new car on a specially designed test track; take part in a football skills challenge led by NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann and enjoy the Bud Light Beer Garden.

Tickets are available at www.stubhub.com.

The DIRECTV Fan Festival will also allow fans to experience both The Dan Patrick and The Rich Eisen radio shows as they broadcast live daily beginning Jan. 26. Both shows will host numerous athletes, celebrities and Hall of Fame athletes leading up to the Super Bowl. The DIRECTV Super Fan Festival will also serve as the official broadcast location for FOX Sports 1 all week.

Westgate Entertainment District will also host the Super Music Series leading up to the game by hosing daily concerts on Westgate’s WaterDance Plaza, which will transform into an outdoor concert venue with local and national bands performing. The concerts will run 6 to 10 p.m. each night Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. The schedule is as follows:

Jan. 28 – Los Lobos; Jan. 29 – Chainsmokers; Jan. 30 – Eli Young Band; Jan. 31 – Dramarama, Bow Wow Wow, Gene Loves Jezebel and Naked Eyes; Feb. 1 – Kianna Martinez; Jared & The Mill and Chad Freeman & Redline.


The Glendale Chocolate Affaire will be held Jan. 30 and 31 in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale


Super Game Party at Bitzee Mama's
Sunday, February 1 at 3:00pm
Bitz-ee mama in Glendale, Arizona

Super Bowl Specials $2 Domestic Beers $4 Import Beers $20 Pitcher of Margaritas BIG GAME 49 Specials $4.90 Appetizers $4.90 Margaritas .49 cents mini chimi.


 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON

REAPPOINTMENT OF GLENDALE JUDGE

Hearing Date Set

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– The Glendale Judicial Selection Advisory Board (JSAB) is seeking public input on the reappointment application of City Judge Manuel Delgado, Jr.

                The board, which is charged with making a recommendation to the Glendale City Council on Delgado’s reappointment application, is holding a public hearing at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29 in Room B-3 at Glendale City Hall, 5850 W. Glendale Ave.  All interested parties are invited to offer comments. 

Signed, written comments can also be submitted but must be received no later than Jan. 26.  Comments should be sent to:

Karen Doncovio

City of Glendale Human Resources Department

5850 W. Glendale Ave.

Glendale, AZ 85301

 

The judicial advisory committee will consider public comments and other relevant factors in making a recommendation to the city council regarding Delgado’s reappointment.  Delgado has served as City Judge of the Glendale City Court since 2013.  His application for reappointment is for another two-year term.

For more information on the judicial reappointment process, call Karen Doncovio at 623-930-2280.

 

 

 

 Capturing The Big Game With The Latest Gear
 January 22nd 2015 - 08:00 AM By Michael Grotticelli

 

2015 Superbowl

With preparations well under way and a week before the big game, a team of 70 NEP system engineers, tech managers and other specialists descend upon Phoenix, AZ to help create one super-television experience for more than 110 million viewers.

READ MORE HERE https://www.thebroadcastbridge.com/content/entry/1202/capturing-the-big-game-with-the-latest-gear

 

SENATOR JOHN McCAIN AND ARIZONA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION APPLAUD UPCOMING BARRY M. GOLDWATER STATUE DEDICATION

 

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and the entire Arizona Congressional delegation applauded today’s Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and the entire Arizona Congressional delegation applauded today’s announcement by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) that Congress will dedicate a statue of Senator Barry M. Goldwater at a ceremony in the National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

 

“This statue in the U.S. Capitol will serve as a well-deserved and lasting tribute to Senator Barry Goldwater’s remarkable contributions to the State of Arizona and our nation,” said Senators McCain and Flake; and Representatives Franks, Gallego, Gosar, Grijalva, Kirkpatrick, McSally, Salmon, Schweikert, and Sinema. “A quintessential Westerner and Arizona native, Senator Goldwater had a love affair with our state and her people. His decades of faithful service to Arizona and his dedication to conservative ideas earned him the fitting nicknames ‘Mr. Arizona’ and ‘Mr. Conservative.’ Our state never had a better champion than Barry Goldwater, and we are very proud that his legacy will continue to be honored at the U.S. Capitol.”

 

In 2008, the Arizona Congressional delegation and former Governor Janet Napolitano requested that Congress accept a statue of Senator Barry Goldwater in place of the statue of John C. Greenway, which currently represents the State of Arizona as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection.

 

Barry Morris Goldwater was born in Phoenix on New Year's Day, 1909, three years before Arizona was admitted to the Union. He entered politics in 1949 when he was elected as a Phoenix city councilman. He first won a United States Senate seat in 1952, and was the Republican nominee for president in 1964. While he did not win the presidential election, Senator Goldwater became an icon for conservatism, starting a movement which many believe led to the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. Senator Goldwater was again elected to the Senate in 1968 where he served until his retirement in 1987.

 

Additional details regarding the dedication of the statue will be announced closer to the date of the ceremony.

 

 



Glendale Police Seek Help in

Aggravated Assault

 

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – On December 28, 2014 two subjects entered the Circle K store at 43rd Avenue and Glendale just after 9:00pm. Those two subjects proceeded to select beer from the cooler and exit the store without payment. A security guard for a nearby facility was in the store and attempted to intervene in the parking lot. During that contact, the male suspect struck the victim with a fist, causing him to go unconscious and fall to the ground. The female suspect proceeded to strike the victim additional times while he was on the ground. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He suffered multiple fractures as a result of this incident.

The first suspect is described as either Hispanic or a light-skinned black male. He is said to be in his mid to late 20’s, approximately six feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He has short dark hair and a mustache or goatee. He has tattoos on his hands and a large tattoo on the back of his neck. The second suspect is a Hispanic female, five feet four inches tall with brown hair. She appears to be similar in age. The two were seen leaving in a dark colored SUV with several additional occupants. The two suspects and the vehicle can be seen in the attached photos obtained from store surveillance.

The Glendale Police Department encourages anyone that has any information that may help solve this case to call the Glendale Police Department at (623) 930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

 




 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet..

Dr. Walt Kallestad, Glendale Hometown Christmas Parade Chair, Mayor Jerry Weiers, Committee Member, Aaron Arellano, Hope for Hunger, Rick Kasuboski, Hope for Hunger and Martha Luque , Hope for Hunger.  

10,000 dollars for Hope for Hunger

By Bette Sharpe -  Glendale Daily Planet

A check for ten-thousand dollars was donated today, January 19, 2015, to the Hope for Hunger food bank in Glendale.  Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and the Hometown Christmas Parade Committee donated $10,000 from last month’s Hometown Christmas Parade in downtown Glendale.

The donation is a combination of support through the event and from APS, John. F. Long Foundation and the Glendale Christmas Parade Committee.

Sponsors who helped raise funds:  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Grand Canyon University, APS, American Furniture Warehouse, McCarthy Construction, Sands Chevrolet, Sun Health, Cardon Development, Family Life Radio, Total Transit, Arrowhead Hospital, Arrowhead Cadillac, Chanen Construction, SRP and DeVry University.

The next Hometown Christmas Parade will again be on December 12, 2015.

 

 

 




 

 

 

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Newly Discovered Martin Luther King Speech Broadcast Tonight at 6 PM
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Special Broadcast from  
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Just Discovered Martin Luther King Speech in London, December 7, 1964
Days Before He Received the Nobel Peace Prize

Unknown Recording Discovered in Historical Pacifica Radio Archives

Calls for International Non-Violent Movement Against South Africa, Ties South Africa to Human and Civil Rights Movements in the US  and Around the World

  

Pacifica Radio  has released  a previously unknown recording of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. for this Martin Luther King Day.  The recording was in the Pacifica Radio Archives and has been verified as the only known recording of that 62-minute speech, made in London on December 7, 1964.   

  

The speech was delivered in London on December 7, 1964, while Dr. King was traveling to Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.   King  had been invited to speak on South Africa by Christian Action, anti-apartheid group deeply involved in promoting an international boycott of South Africa.  At City Temple Hall in London, he addressed an overflowing audience with passion and humor. A brief video of this presentation can be seen HERE. This recording is thought to be the only known record of a comprehensive public statement by King on apartheid in South Africa.

 

He also discussed the history of slavery, Supreme Court rulings, Greek philosophy, nonviolent resistance, misunderstandings about the doctrine of loving ones' enemies, the legislative process of desegregation in America, registration of black voters, and ending bigotry throughout the planet.  He spoke without written notes, and the speech was recorded on reel-to-reel tape by Saul Bernstein, identified as a "Pacifica European Correspondent."  

 

The recording was discovered by Pacifica Radio Archives' director Brian DeShazor when he was working on an unrelated project and searched through some unopened boxes of tape reels, stored in the Archives' climate-controlled vault in Los Angeles. He found a box with "Dr. Martin Luther King London 1965," written on its lid. Research revealed that the speech was actually made in 1964. DeShazor said, "After 15 years of working at the Pacifica Radio Archives, the astonishing discovery of the lost Dr. King tape is truly a proud event in my career. It confirms the important, profound contribution to society and history being made by Pacifica's independent archive."

 

The Pacifica Radio Archives brings together the recordings of Pacifica Network since 1949. It is considered by historians and scholars to be one of the oldest and most important audio collections in the world. Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica Network radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts, including a large collection of speeches by Martin Luther King and other voices from the American Civil Rights era. Pacifica Foundation Radio is a nonprofit Radio Network that initiated the concept of listener-sponsored independent community radio in the United States. It owns five radio stations and has a network of 170 affiliates.   

  

Radio Phoenix is an affiliate of Pacifica Radio and is proud to be able to present this long-lost speech by Dr. King on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 19, 2015.  Complete Recordings of the speeches of Dr. King can be purchased HERE

 

 
 
 
 
     
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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness;

only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate;

only love can do that."

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a non-violent message of equality, justice, freedom, and love that broke the chains of segregation, racial prejudice and hatred, and as a result America has become a better nation.  

 

In the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., PSA will be hosting a booth at the City of Phoenix MLK Festival at Margaret T Hance Park (1134 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004). Please join us from 9am - 4pm to share in the commemoration and celebration of his life and service. 


 

All PSA Behavioral Health Agency offices will be

closed on Monday, January 19, 2015

in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. 


 

**All PSA Behavioral Health Agency offices will return to their normal business schedule on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. **

 

Click the mural by PSA Master Artist Antonio Pasos to learn more about Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. and other important figures in the fight for Civil Rights.

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THIS IS YOUR HOUSE.... 
THIS IS YOUR HOUSE AFTER 
A FIRE FROM A CANDLE 

GET THE PICTURE?

 

 

UNATTENDED CANDLE RESPONSIBLE FOR GLENDALE CONDO FIRE

Glendale, Ariz. –– Yesterday afternoon, firefighters were dispatched to a fire likely caused by a candle that was left unattended when the occupant left the residence.

Firefighters encountered a fire burning in a bedroom on the second floor of a condominium, located near 4600 West Maryland Avenue, but were able to extinguish it quickly before it spread to the remainder of the home.

The Glendale Fire Department wants to remind everyone to use extra care when using candles.

FACTS

In 2010, there were approximately 9,600 U.S. home fires started by candles. Of those 9,600 fires, 90 people died and 820 were injured.

 Candle fires cause $370 million in direct property damage.

 36% of home candle fires start in the bedroom

 55% of candle fires were from a combustible material placed too close to the candle.

 12% of candle fires started after the user fell asleep.

SAFETY TIPS

Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or going to sleep.

 Keep candles away from items that can burn such as curtains, clothing and paper.

 Use sturdy candleholders that won’t tip over and are large enough to collect dripping wax.

 Place candles in areas where children and pets cannot get near them or tip them.

 Keep candles away from flammable liquids.

 Trim wicks to one-quarter inch.

 Discard candles when wicks are within two inches of the holder.

 Store candles and matches out of a child’s reach.

 Do not use a candle during a power outage, use a flashlight.

 

 

 




 

 

 

Thursday Evening
Governor Ducey signed his first
bill, the American Civics Bill.

(See on YOUTUBE - http://youtu.be/AE4G3eIrAQA )

 

CIVICS EXAM BILL GETS GOVERNOR DUCEY'S  SIGNATURE

Arizona is the First State Requiring High School Students to Pass Test to Graduate

(Updated  Capitol Story by Ed# ) –In just the first week of Legislative session, a bipartisan group of lawmakers have sent HB 2064, the American Civics Act, to Governor Doug Ducey. The law, signed by  the  Governor  Thursday evening,   will require Arizona high school graduates to have a basic understanding of United States civics and history. 

Now signed into law, the legislation will be implemented in the 2016-17 school year and require all Arizona High School students to take and pass the US Citizenship Civics test, the same test all immigrants applying for citizenship must pass, with a 60 percent or better grade as a condition for graduation. Students will be able to take the test on the first day of high school or the last day, and as many times as necessary to pass and schools will be allowed to administer it as they see fit. A well-established test that has free study materials is available online, so there will be no additional cost to the schools or taxpayers.

“As stated by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and mentioned by Governor Doug Ducey in his state-of-the-state address, civics deficiency is the ‘quiet crisis’ in education,” said House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, the Primary Sponsor of the legislation.  “I’m excited to have worked with Governor Ducey and my fellow legislators on both sides of the aisle, to make Arizona the first state in the country with such a requirement for high school graduation.”

Two-thirds of students tested below proficient on the civics portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress in both 2006 and 2010. According to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services which administers the test as part of the naturalization process, 92 percent of immigrants who take the test pass it on their first try.

Twelve other states are working towards similar legislative efforts. To view the Unites States Citizenship Civics test mentioned above, please click here.

 

 

 

 

WESTMARC / West Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance

2015 West Valley State of State Luncheon

WESTMARC and the West Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance invited everyone to a special
 West Valley State of the State Luncheon with Governor Doug Ducey. The event was held 
on January 15, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park.

By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet 

(FULL Video  1-15-2015 to follow)

Arizona’s new governor was sworn into office just ten days ago. Governor Ducey’s West Valley address focused on new jobs, education and putting "this budget in balance"... The new governor pledged to be the governor of all the people in Arizona. Elected officials and business leaders from the West Valley were in attendance to hear what Arizona’s new governor had to say about issues specific to the West Valley.

In his address, Governor Ducey asked "we could all use the fresh outlook of newcomers, not trapped in the old ways of thinking about state spending, taxes, public education and the role of government in general. In government, just as in business, settled assumptions are not always correct assumptions. Conventional wisdom is not always wisdom. And the political parties do not have to be hostile parties, set against one another in every case.

One of the wonderful things about the West Valley, Ducey said is that "Folks here are involved in this community... and people here show up" "So I want entrepreneurs and investors from across the country to know that if they are looking to build, relocate or add new jobs, that the West Valley is the place to be".

"According to Greater Phoenix Economic Council 52 per cent of Phoenix area’s growth is expected to occur in the West Valley". Transportation infrastructure, health care, higher education and a business friendly environment that supports more than 5, 000 companies are West Valley assets that are, in part, responsible for this projected growth.

As governor Ducey said he "will serve as a vocal advocate for Luke Air Force Base". "Luke Air Force Base and the City of Glendale are one the world’s radar."

"In less than a month, our state will host the super Bowl for its third time. As a sports fan, I’m pretty excited. I know you are too. It’s a prime Opportunity to showcase Arizona to the rest of the country. It’s a chance for everyone in the world to know what we know – the Arizona is the place to be."

In order to help all schools in the state, Ducey wants the Legislature to settle the lawsuit. Elected leaders "acted in good faith during the Great Recession to keep statutory commitments to education, while also keeping this state afloat. And now the courts have given us a choice – between a fiscal crisis or a constitutional crisis".

Ref: Last year, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper ordered the state to pay $317 million to public and charter k-12 schools.  Back in 2000 the state sales tax was raised by 0.6 percent and that generated revenue was to help schools cover inflation costs.  Lawmakers stopped providing this annual inflation protection in 2009 due to the recession toll on the state’s revenue.

 

Highlights of the speech that we in common  with the other geographical delivered copies of this address.               

  • Governor Ducey called on the Legislature to confront and resolve the state deficit and implement a responsible, balanced budget.
  • The governor announced his budget proposal will prioritize money in the classroom through a Classrooms First Initiative.
  • Through executive order, the governor is assembling a team of education and finance professionals charged with scrubbing every dollar in every formula in statute in order to identify ways in which to get maximum dollars into the classroom.
  •  The governor called for the passage of the bipartisan American Civics Bill, to ensure every Arizona high school graduate understands basic American civics. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has called this the "quiet crisis in education."
  • The creation of the "Arizona Public School Achievement District," to give Arizona's best public schools new and innovative options to expand so that the thousands of families sitting on waiting lists can finally ensure their kids get a quality education.
  • A plan to give public schools more access to capital so they can spend more in the classroom and less on debt service. The governor's budget will reserve resources that our best public schools can borrow against to bring down their debt service costs. And half the projects funded will be in low-income communities.
  • The governor will implement a state government hiring freeze, with protections for vital areas, like child safety and public safety.
  •  A proposal to permanently index Arizona's income tax to inflation, eliminating an automatic tax increase Arizonans face each year.
  • Adding a small business person to the Regulatory Review Council.

 

DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT OF PHOENIX VERSION HERE

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1524.

The Honorable Doug Ducey, Governor, State of Arizona.

Arizona’s new governor addressed West Valley business and political leaders on Thursday, January 14, 2015 at the WESTMARC West Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance West Valley 2015 State of the State Luncheon at the Wigwam in Litchfield Park.

 

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet
 
The Honorable Doug Ducey, Governor, State of Arizona is  greeted  by Bob Bement, Senior Vice President Site Operations,  Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station at the  WESTMARC / West Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance  hosted State of the State Governor's Westside address held at the Wigwam Resort on January 15, 2015, in Litchfield Park. APS is a co-sponsor of this event.

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1508

Tohono O’odham Chairman Ned Norris and Councilmember Bart Turner attended the West Valley State of the 2015 State Luncheon held at the Wigwam in Litchfield Park.

 

 





Glendale Fire Department’s first female Firefighter retires

By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet 1-15-2005

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1538.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1536.

Batallion Chief Valerie Eddings is retiring. She was the department’s first female firefighter, first female engineer captain and battalion chief and is set to retire on January 30 after 32 years of service. Chief Eddings spent the majority of her career at station 152 located at 69th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1545.

Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick presents Chief Eddings with her certificate. Described as "tough", "understanding" and "this woman has a heart" and "caring" by her peers, Chief Eddings tried to hold back tears. Being the first is not easy. When asked how hard it was for a woman in the fire department thirty-two years ago, Chief Eddings said, "It was just as hard on the other person as it was for me. But we worked it out and we both grew."

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no.1569.

Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick and retiring Batallion Chief Valerie Eddings at her retirement ceremony at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1579.

Retired firefighter, Clinton Summers, Chuck Montgomery, GRPSTC Director, Battalion Chief Valerie Eddings, and Jim Wetherald, retired Fire Captain, City of Glendale. Chief Eddings is retiring after 32 years as a firefighter.

 

 





 

COUNCILMEMBER IAN HUGH APPOINTED VICE MAYOR

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Councilmember Ian Hugh has been appointed to serve as the vice mayor of Glendale.

The City Council selected Hugh for the position at its meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 13). The vice mayor performs the duties of the mayor during the mayor’s absence. City Council guidelines require councilmembers to nominate candidates for vice mayor each year.

Hugh was elected in November 2012 to represent the Cactus District and was appointed in November 2012 to fill the Cactus District vacancy before beginning his term in January 2013. He previously served on the City Council from 1986-91 and also served as vice mayor from 1990-91.

Hugh currently serves on Glendale’s Government Services Committee and the National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Glendale West Rotary Club. Councilmember Hugh’s extensive resume in leadership also includes the Glendale Union High School District School Board, 2004-2012, serving as President in 2011-2012. Hugh served as Chairman of the Glendale Utilities Committee 1989-90 and was a member and past vice chair of the Glendale Community Development Corporation.

Councilmember Hugh was born and raised in Glendale. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 38 years and have owned their own business, Ian Hugh Tire and Auto at 51st Avenue and Glenn Drive, for most of that time. They have enjoyed living in the same home in the Cactus District for 36 years. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

For more information on the Glendale City Council, visit our website.

 

 





 

 

CIVICS EXAM BILL HEADS TO GOVERNOR DUCEY FOR SIGNATURE
Arizona Would Be First State Requiring High School Students to Pass Test to Graduate

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (Jan. 15. 2015) –In just the first week of Legislative session, a bipartisan group of lawmakers have sent HB 2064, the American Civics Act, to Governor Doug Ducey in an effort to ensure Arizona high school graduates have a basic understanding of United States civics and history. 

If signed into law, the legislation will be implemented in the 2016-17 school year and require all Arizona High School students to take and pass the US Citizenship Civics test, the same test all immigrants applying for citizenship must pass, with a 60 percent or better grade as a condition for graduation. Students will be able to take the test on the first day of high school or the last day, and as many times as necessary to pass and schools will be allowed to administer it as they see fit. A well-established test that has free study materials is available online, so there will be no additional cost to the schools or taxpayers.

“As stated by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and mentioned by Governor Doug Ducey in his state-of-the-state address, civics deficiency is the ‘quiet crisis’ in education,” said House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, the Primary Sponsor of the legislation.  “I’m excited to have worked with Governor Ducey and my fellow legislators on both sides of the aisle, to make Arizona the first state in the country with such a requirement for high school graduation.”

Two-thirds of students tested below proficient on the civics portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress in both 2006 and 2010. According to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services which administers the test as part of the naturalization process, 92 percent of immigrants who take the test pass it on their first try.

Twelve other states are working towards similar legislative efforts. To view the Unites States Citizenship Civics test mentioned above, please click here.

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

COUNCILMEMBER TURNER HOSTING BARREL DISTRICT MEETING

Residents Invited to Feb. 11 Meeting at Glendale Adult Center

 

            GLENDALE, Ariz. -  Councilmember Bart Turner will be hosting his first Barrel District meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 West Brown St.  The meeting will be held in the Center’s Meeting Room 108.

Turner is encouraging residents living in the Barrel District to stop by his meeting to meet him and hear updates on neighborhood and city-wide issues, and discuss their ideas and suggestions for Glendale. 

            Special guests include Sam McAllen, Community Development Director, who will talk about the areas he oversees, including Planning, Building Safety, and Code Compliance; and Jack Friedline, Glendale’s new Public Works Director, who will discuss the areas he oversees, including Sanitation and Transportation.  

            The Barrel District is located in the central part of Glendale and is bounded roughly from 51st to 67rd avenues, Northern Avenue to Cactus Road.

            For more information or to request special accommodations, call 623-930-2250

 

 





 

 

 

 

Funeral arrangements for Retired Glendale Police Officer Jeff Steele have been confirmed as follows:

 

Visitation:                           Wednesday, January 14th

5:00pm – 8:00pm

                                                Heritage Funeral Chapel

                                                6830 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria, AZ

 

Memorial Service:          Thursday, January 15th

                                                10:00am

                                                Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV)

                                                7007 W. Happy Valley Road, Peoria, AZ

Gravesite Services:         Resthaven Park Cemetery

                                                6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale, AZ    

 

 



 

FIRE DEPARTMENT WARNS RESIDENTS TO USE EXTREME

CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING DURING WINTER MONTHS

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– With parts of northern and eastern Arizona getting snow today, the Glendale Fire Department wants to remind residents to take extreme caution when traveling in these conditions. 

In December 2011, Lauren Weinberg, a 23-year-old Arizona State University student, was trapped in her vehicle for 10 days near the Mogollon Rim before being found alive.  Weinberg was ill prepared and had to live off of 2 candy bars and melted snow. 

When planning a trip up to the snow country it is only natural to dream of the amazing time we hope to have and overlook the possible dangers that await us.  Here are some simple safety tips when traveling during the winter months:

¨ª  Before leaving:

o   Have a mechanic perform a "trip check¡" on your vehicle to inspect your brakes, battery, hoses, fluid levels and tires.

o   Check your windshield wipers.  If they streak, you need new ones.

o   Make sure your heater and defroster are properly working.

o   Ensure all headlights and lamps are working efficiently.

o   Check to make sure that not only does your radio work but that you can receive all AM/FM stations.  One of your preset radio stations should be a station that is dedicated to weather/traffic reports for the area you are heading to.

o   Make sure someone knows exactly when you are going and when to expect you home.

¨ª  Have enough supplies to last at least 72 hours in case of an emergency. Pack extra water, snacks, hats, socks, gloves, batteries, medications, blankets, flashlights, and matches.  Consider specialty items that other family members or pets may need like prescription meds, diapers, baby formula or dog food.

¨ª  In your vehicle there should also be a shovel, windshield scraper, small broom, snow chains, tow rope, flares, jumper cables, first aid kid, pocket knife and battery powered radio.

¨ª  While traveling:

o   Keep your gas tank at least half full at all times.

o   Always carry your cell phone and car charger.

o   Never use cruise control in snow conditions.

o   Increase following distance.

o   Try and avoid abrupt stops and starts.

o   Use extreme caution when traveling on roads that look wet.  They may actually be frozen.

o   Turn your low beam headlights in bad weather and whenever using your wipers.

o   If you become trapped, NEVER leave your vehicle.  Make sure your exhaust pipe is clear, crack the downwind window and start your engine every 1-2 hours.

o   If you do not absolutely have to travel in bad weather .DON'T!

Preparation is the most important aspect to surviving any emergency, especially when trapped in freezing cold temperatures.  Hopefully you will never be in a situation where you will need to rely on an emergency kit and survival skills but if you do, you will be ready. 

 



 

FIRE DEPARTMENT WARNS RESIDENTS TO TAKE

PRECAUTIONS AGAINST INCREASING INFLUENZA ACTIVITY

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– By the time the holiday season ends in Arizona, the Influenza (flu) season is well underway. The 2014-2015 flu season is no exception. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported widespread activity overall, with an increasing number of cases in Arizona over the past two weeks. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) categorized activity as “Regional” last week, when an estimated 600 cases were reported by laboratories.

 

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness spread mainly by droplets made when people cough, sneeze, or talk. It can cause mild to severe illness, and can sometimes even lead to death. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 65 years and older.

 

Seasonal influenza A H3N2 viruses have been the most common this year, which can cause more severe flu-like illnesses. There has been some concern about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine; however, vaccination will protect against some strains of the virus and can lessen the impact symptoms of the flu.

 

Here are some safety tips from the Glendale Fire Department to help keep you and those around you healthy:

 

  • CDC recommends a yearly seasonal flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal flu. It is not too late to get vaccinated.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • If you are at high risk for serious flu complications and develop symptoms, the CDC recommends you check with your doctor or other health care professional promptly. Treatments, such as antiviral drugs, work best when they are started within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.

 

Detailed Flu information and handouts can be found at the following websites:

 

 

For further information or if you have any questions, contact Jannine Wilmoth, Emergency Management Coordinator, 623-872-5008.

 

 



 

GLENDALE RECEIVES

IMPROVED RATING OUTLOOK FROM STANDARD & POOR’S

City Receives Positive Change in Outlook to Stable

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Standard & Poor’s has given the city of Glendale an improved rating outlook, upgrading the city’s rating to stable and confirming the city’s financial actions are producing results.  The city’s continued growth with its operational surplus was a strong factor for the improved outlook.  

The affirmative response from Standard & Poor’s follows a September 2014 similar rating change from Moody’s Investors Services, which also changed the city’s outlook to stable from negative on the city’s outstanding General Obligation bonds.

“These types of positive financial endorsements solidify the hard work and collaboration from the City Council and staff to manage and maintain fiscal stability for the city,” said Brenda Fischer, Glendale city manager.  “The city is being recognized for strengthening its budget and that is a path we will continue on while working with the Council, employees, residents and business community.” 

Per direction from the City Council in November, the city is working to refinance bonds in an effort to lock in lower interest rates and save the city potentially millions of dollars in the future.

 



 

GLENDALE OFFERS BEHIND-THE- SCENES LOOK AT CITY GOVERNMENT

Applicants for 2015 Glendale University Classes Sought

 

Glendale, Ariz. Glendale University 101, a 10-session program sponsored by Cox Communications which offers a behind-the-scenes look at how city government works, is now accepting applications through Friday, Feb. 20 to attend classes that begin Wednesday, Mar. 4.

Glendale residents and those who own businesses in the city can sign up for Glendale University (GU) 101 to learn more about city government directly from the mayor, council members, city manager and top city staff.  In the 19 years since the program was started, more than 930 people have attended.

The program’s continued popularity is credited to the one-on-one interactions among attendees and the core curriculum that focuses on everything from the city courts to utilities.

“Glendale University is a unique opportunity to meet the city’s decision makers and talk about everyone’s role in our local democracy,” said organizer Kathy Curley of Glendale’s Community Services Department.

GU 101 classes are held 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays, beginning Mar. 4 and running through May 6.  The series kicks-off with a night of getting to know your Mayor and Councilmembers.  Subsequent sessions cover the inner workings of a variety of city services, including public safety, city court, public works, community services, finance and budget and much more.

The classes, which are free, are limited in size to encourage interaction between attendees and the elected officials and city staff who teach each unit.

To participate in GU 101, you must be 16 or older, a resident of Glendale or own a business in Glendale.  Attendees who complete eight of the ten GU 101 classes and attend a City Council meeting will be honored on the final night, May 6, at the graduation ceremony.

The deadline for registering for Glendale University 101 is Feb. 20. Call Gwen Benoit for an application at 623-930-3554, or visit http://www.glendaleaz.com/education/.

 

 



Funeral arrangements for Retired Glendale Police Officer Jeff Steele have been confirmed as follows:

 

Visitation:                           Wednesday, January 14th

5:00pm – 8:00pm

                                                Heritage Funeral Chapel

                                                6830 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria, AZ

 

Memorial Service:          Thursday, January 15th

                                                10:00am

                                                Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV)

                                                7007 W. Happy Valley Road, Peoria, AZ

Gravesite Services:         Resthaven Park Cemetery

                                                6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale, AZ   

 

 



 

 

 

 

The 20th Annual Glendale Glitter & Glow  Party—it’s AGLOW!!

By Bette and Ed Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

January 10, 2015 was the last night to see the Glendale Glitter lights until November. And what a night it was. There was no rain or wind and it was not very cold. Not like last year. The sixteen block area of downtown and Historic Catlin Court had food, balloons and music!

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Harry Shapiro Director of Investor Relations at Glendale Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer with the Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors. This civic organization sells spirits to ward off the chill and raise a little green for their charity projects.

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One of this year’s specialty balloons was a sea serpent. Debbi Waltman is one of the pilots for the Spirit of the Wind sea serpent balloon. The name of the serpent is Norman. Norman is Nessie’s cousin. Nessie of course is Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. (shot to side inset of head!)

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Basking in the glow of the hot gas jets on a cool winter’s evening! Faces look to the left to see the big balloon inflate. But to back up a moment, first the baskets and balloons are unloaded, and then the balloons are rolled onto the ground. While the balloons are on their sides, giant fans blow in hot air to inflate them. As the balloon fills with air it will eventually cover the street.

When the balloon is full, at this critical moment and probably one of the most dangerous, the crew tilts the balloon to a vertical position. If the wind is blowing more than 5 miles per hour, the balloon cannot be inflated because it would be too hard to hold it in position. The balloon must stay tethered to its vehicle and trailer otherwise it would too hard to hold in position.

Rain is not good for the balloons either. The top of an inflated balloon can reach approximately 100 degrees Centigrade or the boiling point of water. The rain would cool the air inside the balloon and cause the pilot to apply the gas jets more (to reheat the cooled air). This can cause damage to the balloon’s fabric and maybe cause the pilot to lose control.

The "burn" makes the balloon light up like a light bulb in the night sky. The "burn" is when the pilot blows hot air into the balloon to keep it inflated and in position. It takes about 33 gallon of propane per balloon to keep it up and glowing for an hour to an hour and a half.

  

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The Spiderman balloon lurks (?) in the background, a giant pumpkin lights the sky on 58th Avenue, just across from the Velma Teague Library. Tarps were on the street to help protect the big balloons. Earlier in the day, there was some rain.

Bette Sharpe/Daily Planet no. 1485.

Glendale’s 20th Annual Balloon & Blow Party was more than blasts of hot air. Eleven bands and food and games made the night one for the entire family. A night of fun as a giant green frog faces west on Glendale Avenue.

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The tea cup ride is a favorite and one to look forward to riding next time.

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What could be cooler than a water pistol shoot out with your mom! Chase and Pat Pratt shoot it out via water gun. (Spoiler: the younger one takes home a prize.)

 






 

 

Glendale Arts Council’s 52nd Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibit

By Bette and Ed Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

 

The preview party for the Glendale Arts Council’s 52nd Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibit was held Friday evening, January 9, 2015 at the Fruit Packing House Gallery at Saguaro Ranch Park. The juried state wide competition included three dimensional works, paintings and drawings. Purchases made during the event benefit the Glendale Arts Council Incentive Fund for arts enrichment programs and scholarships for students in Glendale. Both the Glendale Arts Commission and Midwestern University are strong financial supports of the annual juried exhibition. Works purchased by the Glendale Arts Commission become part of the municipal portable art collection. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price of all art sold is tax deductible. The Glendale Arts Council is a non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting the visual arts in Glendale.

Works entered into competition for exhibit are available for purchase by the public at prices set by the artists. All juried works are on display from January 14 through January 25. in the Fruit Packing Shed.

Glendale Council member Bart Turner, President of the The Glendale Arts Council tells us, "The Glendale Arts Council originated as a committee of the Glendale Women’s Club and was spun off as a separate organization back in the 1960s. The early shows were held outdoors at Murphy Park in downtown Glendale, and later in various buildings throughout Glendale, including city hall and the airport. In the 1990s – at the urging of the Arts Council – the City restored the fruit packing building at Sahuaro Ranch Park and adapted it into an art gallery. The show has been held there since."

The Show is open to all Arizona artists and only accepts art created within the last two years. 

Bart Continues, "One unique aspect of this show is that during the preview weekend all art submitted is displayed and available for purchase. After this first weekend, art not judged into the show is removed and returned to the artist and only the pieces the judge deemed worthy remain on display. Our location, ambiance, sales history, and reputation for well qualified judges have made the Glendale Arts Council Show a favorite of artists for many years."

By the numbers - This year’s show has 295 entries, from 167 artists, and 152 were selected for the juried portion of the show. By the end of the preview weekend over 60 pieces of art have been sold for a cumulative total of nearly 20,000 dollars thus far.

 

PUBLIC VIEWING --  Glendale Arts Council 52nd Annual Juried Art Show
at the Fruit Packing House Gallery at Sahuaro Ranch Park. 59th Avenue 
and West Mountain View Road, Glendale.

2015 Juried Show begins on the 14th and closes on the 25th. Gallery 
hours are 10am to 5pm every day, including weekends. Free admission.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1404.

Outside Looking In (acrylic), by artist Gary Smathers was awarded the Best of Show in this year’s Glendale Arts Council Juried Fine Arts Competition. This work is available for purchase; at the time of this writing.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no.1407.

Janet Wandrey, exhibition chairman, Jessica Koory, Arts Commission Vice Chairperson, and Sumiko Garrison, artist are standing next to the 2015 Glendale Arts Council Juried Fine Art Competition’s Best of Show, Outside Looking In by artist Gary Smathers.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1425.

This sculpture by Harold Baldwin, is user friendly and is interactive. It caught the eye of several of those in attendance at the preview party on Friday evening, January 9, 2015.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1432.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers admits that he like mechanical things. This working sculpture piece by Harold Baldwin, Prairie Gothic, caught several attendees’ eye and curiosity including Mayor Weiers.

 

 

 

 

1st Place

Under the Palms Baldrica, Nancy Watercolor

Prairie Gothic Baldwin, Harold Sculpture

Pandora’s Purse Bleakney, Pamela Drawing

Cityscape Moore, Elizabeth Acrylic

Spinning ‘Enchantment Palovich, George Oil

Olga Pereira, Sebastiao Mixed Media

 

2nd Place

Another’s Treasure Adamy, Sharon Pastel

Party Animal Harris, Kimberly Sculpture

Dream Catcher Herbert, Tom Watercolor

Connection Huin, Isabel Acrylic

Pottery Hands Powers, Arlene Drawing

Poem for the Virgins of Smith, A. H. Mixed Media

Guadalupe

 

Honorable Mention

The Opportunist Beecham, Shelia Bronze

Sailing Other Seas Braig, Betty Mixed Media

My Old City Brindas, Veturia Mixed Media

Floral Cloud Burford, Carol Ink

California Live Oak Carragher, Joseph Mixed Media

Indian Brave at Steam David, Linda Sculpture

Storm’s Coming Goodrich, Martha Pastel

Humbug Creek Harris, Kimberly Watercolor

Mona, Cattle Rancher Kalla, Tia Mixed Media

Dialogos Ephemeros Kurt, Stan Acrylic

American Kestrel Lomas, Craig Acrylic

Cranes Merging into Spring Root, Pamela Watercolor

Ancient Warriors Thompson, Joan Mixed Media

Tea Time Van Dorm, Marjorie Oil

A Sense of Loss Woehre, Mark Mixed Media

 

 

Cynthia Peterson

Judge for this 52nd Glendale Arts Council Fine Arts Competition

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1448.

Example of Cynthia Peterson's work -

 

 

About Cynthia Peterson…

The main focus of my work consists of still- arrangements designed around my interest in light, reflective and refractive surfaces and color. Light and color appeal to me for their dramatic and psychological potential. Metallic, glass and other intriguing surfaces are used to exploit these qualities. Such surfaces are intriguing also for the way in which reflecte4d shapes are distorted, leading to wonderful abstract passages.

I work with a variety of refractive media and methods, such as watercolor and or oil glazes. This allows for greater color luminosity in the illusion of transparent, transparent or reflective and refractive surfaces.

 

 




 

 

GLENDALE VOTED THIRD BEST ARIZONA CITY FOR ACTIVE LIVING

Survey Focuses on Variety of Amenities Available in Glendale that Support Active Lifestyles

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– The City of Glendale has proudly been named the third best city in Arizona for an active lifestyle by WalletHub, the leader in industry and financial comparison tools.

WalletHub ranked the best and worst cities for an active lifestyle in the United States. Glendale ranked the 36th best city in the U.S based on city programs supporting active living, facilities available for active living, support of sport clubs and leagues, outdoor activity accessibility like golf courses, trails, parks and more.

“Glendale Parks and Recreations Division has received national recognition for the parks and services provided to the people of Glendale. Our staff maintains 54 basketball courts, more than 40 baseball fields, over 40 racquetball courts and over 35 of both volleyball and tennis courts,” said Glendale’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Administrator, Michael Gregory.

Glendale is a playground for the outdoor enthusiast. Glendale maintains miles of trails and acres of parks for those that like to hike or bike. The city offers approximately 40 miles of hiking trails open from sunrise to sunset. Trails include Skunk Creek Linear Park (a 3.5-mile linear trail that connects to Thunderbird Paseo Path), Thunderbird Park (a series of trails that spans 20 miles), Bridle Path (a 9-mile trail over a decomposed granite path meant for equestrian use), Thunderbird Paseo Path (a 4-mile long linear trail), and the Grand Canal Linear Park (a 3.25-mile long linear trail). Cyclists looking for bike trails will find more than 100 miles of bike routes in Glendale. Cyclists will enjoy the Grand Canal Linear Park, Sahuaro Ranch Park and Thunderbird Paseo Park.

Glendale Parks also host nearly 100 play-structures across the city that allows children the opportunity to play, run and stay active. “It is equally important for us to make sure the kids of Glendale have activities to keep them off the couch,” said Gregory. “Glendale is home to two skateparks that give inline skaters, skateboarders and BMX riders a place to ride. In addition during the hot summer months we operate two swimming pools and splash pads.”

The City of Glendale Parks and Recreation Division received the distinguished Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) accreditation this past year. This mark of distinction indicates that the City of Glendale has met rigorous standards related to the management and  administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.

“Our parks and recreation department strives to provide our community with great parks, playgrounds, programs and facilities including our skate parks and aquatic center. We have a very dedicated and professional staff that deserves the recognition of this accreditation as evidence of the fantastic job they do, day in and day out,” said Community Service’s Director, Erik Strunk.

            Learn more about Glendale’s various park and recreation services

 




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Antique Clock Appraisal Fair Held at the Teague!

Glendale, Ariz. –– Could your antique clock or pocket watch be worth a fortune? Find out when Certified Master Clockmaker Jerry Faier offers a free, informal, on-the-spot professional opinion of value at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Velma Teague Library, 7010 N 58th Avenue.

As the only clockmaker in the Phoenix metropolitan area accredited by the A.W.C.I. (American Watchmakers/Clockmakers Institute), Mr. Faier lectures on a variety of clock-related subjects throughout the United States. He and his wife, Susan, have owned The Clock Makers, 7158 N 57th Drive, since 1979. A 2013 "Arizona Republic" interview with the couple can be read here. http://archive.azcentral.com/community/glendale/articles/20130817glendale-clock-maker-finds-work-just-fun.html

 

Appraisals will be on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to pre-registered participants. Participants will be limited to one item. Registration begins on Dec. 1. Call 623-930-3431 or visit http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm to register.

This program is free and open to the public. Please call 623-930-3431 for more information.

 




 

 

Governor Janet Brewer recognizes Glendale Daily Planet 
for over 10 years of service to the  community.

 

Thanks to outgoing Governor Janet Brewer  for a fine Proclamation recognizing Glendale Daily Planet  for over 10 years of service to the  community. All of us here  wish you the very best future life and endeavors in years to come - Ed#

 

 




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New issue of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's 1663 magazine available
 
In this issue:

  • The complicated interdependence of water and energy resources
  • The evolutionary strategy behind multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
  • Genetically encoded polymers inspired by rubber, silk, and other natural polymers
  • Ultra-low field MRI delivers medical imaging where it couldn't previously go
  • Materials science in the critical domain between the bulk and atomic scales
  • …and more


Click here to get your science and technology fix from Los Alamos!

 

 




 

JANUARY 9th 
 - Last day to register!

 




 

 

GLENDALE HOSTS SWEETEST EVENT IN TOWN SUPER BOWL

WEEKEND WITH 20TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE AFFAIRE
Glendale Chocolate Affaire presented by Sears Vacations

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale will host a super-sweet event of its own on Super Bowl weekend, Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31. The 20th Annual Glendale Chocolate Affaire in Historic Downtown Glendale will be a chocolate lover’s paradise, with special activities geared toward sports fans, as well.

Visitors will delight in the more than 30 chocolate purveyors, featuring unique confections like chocolate chipotle popcorn, chocolate crepes and chocolate caramel potato chips, plus old favorites that include chocolate-covered cheesecake, chocolate-dipped strawberries and goat milk fudge. And the best part? The event offers free admission! The Chocolate Affaire is sponsored by Arizona’s famous candy makers, Cerreta Candy Company. The candy factory will offer tours all weekend, and visitors can expect to see some football-themed chocolate creations at the factory, as well as a chocolate-football decorating activity.

Families with children can enjoy inflatables, a caricature artist, face-painting, carnival rides and more. The exciting new attraction with a football twist will be a “Super Street” filled with live music, games and activities with decorations themed to each of the two NFL conference champion teams in the big game.

Musical entertainment during the weekend will include:

Friday:             Noon               Ashley Wineland

2 p.m.              Come Back Buddy

                        5:30 p.m.         Urban Country

8:30 p.m.         Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns

 

Saturday:         10 a.m.            Andy Gonzales and Jennifer Bone

Noon               Desert Dixie

                        2:30 p.m.         Guitarras Latinas

                        6 p.m.              Marmalade Skies

                        8:30 p.m.         SuperHero

 

 

One of the festival traditions, in celebration of romance and the upcoming Valentine’s holiday, is the symposium of romance novelists that will appear during the event, offering meet-and-greet opportunities with fans, book signings, and free writing workshops for budding novelists to learn more about the craft. This event marks the southwest’s largest gathering of romance novelists. A complete list of the authors and appearances can be found on the city’s website.

Another fun tradition during the festival is the “Sweet Tooth” Contest, which encourages chocolatiers to pit their best chocolate item against the other participants in the festival to determine who has the best creation. In keeping with the Super Bowl theme, this year’s contest will be a Tailgate Edition, featuring chocolate entries geared towards favorite game time snacks. The contest will take place on Friday, Jan. 30, in the Civic Center plaza. Attendees are encouraged to attend to watch the judges taste all the entries, and find out the first, second and third place winners.

The Chocolate Affaire will also be a stop of the AZ SciTech Festival’s lineup of events across the Valley, with a booth and demonstration of the correlation between science and chocolate. More information about the AZ SciTech Festival can be found here.

Event hours are Friday noon - 10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. The event is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale, in Murphy Park, located at 58th and Glendale avenues. There are plenty of free parking spots in the downtown area, but event attendees also have the option of paying for preferred parking in the two downtown garages, located at City Hall, at 59th and Glendale Avenues and the Bank of America Building, at 58th and Glenn drives. Both garages should be accessed from 59th Avenue and Glenn Drive. .         

          The Glendale Chocolate Affaire is presented by Sears Vacations, and sponsored by Cerreta Candy Company, SRP, Valley Buick-GMC Dealers, ABC-15 KNXV, KMLE, KOOL, Live 101.5, The Arizona Republic, Direct Buy, Monster, Camelback Ranch-Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes.

            For more information on Glendale’s festivals, click here or call our special events hotline at 623-930-2299.




 

All Arizona TV Stations to Simulcast ASU-Produced Special Report on Heroin

Oct. 16, 2014

 

In a highly unusual collaboration, every broadcast TV station and most radio outlets across Arizona will air simultaneously a 30-minute commercial-free investigative report produced by Arizona State University student journalists on the growing perils of heroin and opioid use.

Teams of advanced journalism students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication also will produce packages of digital stories and data analyses available on the Web, an accompanying mobile tablet app, and Spanish-language and radio versions of the documentary.

The statewide simulcast of “Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona” will air Jan. 13 on the 33 broadcast TV stations in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma and 90 of the state’s radio stations. The air time will be 6:30 p.m. on most stations.

Art Brooks, president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Broadcasters Association, developed the idea after learning of the seriousness of the issue and organized the backing of the state’s broadcast industry.

“The scourge of heroin and opioid addiction is killing hundreds of Arizonans, and the growing problem is reaching epidemic levels,” Brooks said. “Broadcast stations are fiercely competitive, but our industry leaders are bonding together on this public danger in order to save lives.”

During and after the telecast, the ABA will sponsor a call center for viewers seeking counseling or more information on heroin and opioid addiction. A 100-phone center with trained counselors will be set up in the studios of Arizona PBS on the sixth floor of the Cronkite Building on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

Gordon Smith, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Broadcasters, lauded the Arizona initiative.

“It is nothing short of extraordinary to have every TV broadcaster in a state come together and jointly agree to air – commercial free in a widely viewed time slot – an important piece of public service journalism,” said Smith, a former U.S. senator from Oregon who leads the trade association of the nation’s TV and radio broadcasters.

“It is a testament to the greater leadership of the Arizona Broadcasters Association and the general managers across the state and their tremendous commitment to their communities,” Smith said. “I have no doubt that the Cronkite heroin project will make a real impact on this critical public health issue and save lives.”

The Arizona Broadcasters Association championed a similar project in 2008. That special report, which focused on crystal meth in Arizona, was produced by an out-of-state company. Brooks said the Arizona general managers would only agree to donate their airtime again if the new project was produced by the Cronkite School.

“The ABA and the leaders of Arizona’s broadcast stations have great confidence in the Cronkite School’s students and faculty and their ability to produce a powerful, objective and informative 30-minute TV special that we will be proud to air on all of our stations,” said Brooks, a member of the Cronkite Endowment Board of Trustees.

Cronkite is devoting eight faculty members and 70 students to the semester-long project.

“We are activating the full resources of the Cronkite School for this critically important project,” said Dean Christopher Callahan. “It is a great testament to our fantastic students and professors that the state’s broadcast industry has such faith in their work and abilities.”

The special TV report is spearheaded by a team of students led by Jacquee Petchel, a Cronkite professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor.

Another Pulitzer winner, Knight Chair Steve Doig, is leading a team of students who are analyzing data on more than 10 million Arizona hospital emergency room cases, including more than 2,000 heroin overdoses, as well as census demographics to pinpoint the patterns and hot spots of heroin abuse.

The Cronkite News bureau in Phoenix, led by Steve Elliott, a Cronkite professor and former Associated Press bureau chief in Phoenix, is producing a series of multimedia stories for the Web that will be available to all media outlets.

The New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, directed by Retha Hill, former vice president of Black Entertainment Television and a digital media pioneer, is creating a tablet app on the history of heroin.

The Cronkite Public Insight Network Bureau, led by veteran public radio journalist Rebecca Blatt, is deploying the network to locate sources not previously tapped by journalists.

Associate Professor Fran Matera and students in the Cronkite Public Relations Lab are producing a strategic communications plan for the TV special. The Arizona Newspapers Association is encouraging newspapers across the state to run promotional ads for the special report.

The TV stations committed to the simulcast include:

Phoenix DMA:
KTVK-TV (IND)
KPHO-TV (CBS)
KAZT-TV (IND) Prescott-Phoenix
KAET-TV (PBS)
KSAZ-TV (FOX)
KPNX-TV (NBC)
KNAZ-TV (NBC) Flagstaff
KNXV-TV (ABC)
KUTP-TV (My45)
KASW-TV (CW)
KTVW-TV/KFTU-TV/KUVE-TV/KPPH-TV/KDUO-TV (UNIVISION)
KTAZ-TV (Telemundo)
KPAZ-TV (TBN)

Tucson DMA:
KVOA-TV (NBC)
KGUN-TV (ABC)
KOLD-TV (CBS)
KHRR-TV (Telemundo)
KUAT-TV (PBS)/ KUAS-TV (UNIV. OF AZ)
KMSB-TV (FOX)
KTTU-TV (MyTV)
KWBA-TV (CW)

Yuma DMA:
KYMA-TV (NBC)
KSWT-TV (CBS)
KECY-TV (FOX)
NECY-TV (ABC)
OECY-TV (CW)
KESE-TV (Telemundo)
OSWT-TV (Estrella)

 

 

 

 

GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5/Tucson News Now) -

A retired Glendale police officer was one of two people killed after a Cochise County sheriff's helicopter crashed on a flight from Phoenix to Cochise County New Year's Eve.

The helicopter was returning from the Phoenix area back to Cochise County after routine maintenance when it crashed, sheriff's deputies said. 

One of the victims, Jeff Steele, retired from the Glendale Police Department in June 2011 after 25 years of service.



Read more: http://www.kpho.com/story/27744404/ex-glendale-cop-killed-in-cochise-co-helicopter-crash#ixzz3Nghq8ElT

 

GLENDALE – The No. 20 Boise State University football team rode the momentum from a hot start and a late defensive stop to hold off a charging No. 10 University of Arizona squad en route to a 38-30 victory at the 44th Annual VIZIO Fiesta Bowl on Wednesday afternoon in Glendale, Ariz.

The Broncos (12-2, 8-1 MWC) opened up a 21-0 lead 10 minutes into the first quarter but were unable to pull away from the scrappy Wildcats (10-4, 7-2 Pac-12), who kept things interesting until the end in front of 66,896 fans at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Jay Ajayi rushed for 134 yards in the game – 107 in the first half - and three first-half touchdowns to help pace the Broncos to their early lead. Quarterback Grant Hedrick completed 24-of-31 for 309 yards and a touchdown with one interception while Thomas Sperbeck caught 12 passes for 199 yards to earn Offensive MVP honors.

Tanner Vallejo finished with 14 tackles and 1.5 sacks to earn Defensive MVP accolades while Donte Deayon return an interception for a touchdown in the third quarter for BSU’s only touchdown of the second half.

Trailing 38-30, The Wildcats had two chances to even the game up in the final five minutes of regulation, driving inside the BSU 40 with under four minutes remaining in regulation before throwing four consecutive interceptions to turn the ball over to the Broncos with 3:20 remaining.

After forcing a quick Boise State three-and-out, the UA received the ball on its own 20-yard line with 2:53 left and no timeouts for one final shot at completing the comeback. Terris Jones-Grigsby converted on a pivotal fourth-and-one early in the drive and five plays later, Anu Solomon found Cayleb Jones down the field for a 43-yard snag at the Boise State eight-yard line with 25 seconds remaining to set up a dramatic half minute of action.

After a quick spike, Solomon looked for David Richards in the back of the end zone but the ball fell incomplete after Richards slipped. On the following play, Solomon was unable to find any of his receivers and was sacked by Kamalei Correa with under 10 seconds left in the game and the Wildcats were unable to get lined up in time before the final seconds ticked off the clock, giving the Broncos their third Fiesta Bowl trophy in the program history.

The defensive stand in the second half was much needed for the Broncos, who had just 74 yards of total offensive in the second half after racking up a whopping 397 yards in the first.

Boise State managed just one score in the second half as Deayon picked off Solomon at the Arizona 16-yard line with 1:57 remaining in the third quarter for the Broncos’ only score of the second half.

The Bronco offense was on full display in the first half, however, ripping off two scoring plays of 56 and 57 yards within the first six minutes of action in Glendale. On the opening drive of the game, Ajayi broke through the first level and saw nothing but daylight as he romped 56 yards to the house to give BSU an early 7-0 lead.

After forcing a quick UA punt, Hedrick found Chaz Anderson on a 57-yard bomb on the team’s second possession of the quarter to open things up to 14-0. With the play, BSU became just the third team in Fiesta Bowl history to have two scoring plays of 50 or more yards in one game.

The rout looked to be on as BSU forced another UA punt on the ensuing drive and helped fans relive 2007 Fiesta Bowl as Ajayi took a handoff on a Statue of Liberty play, giving a monstrous stiff arm to a UA defender for good measure on his way to the end zone and the Broncos led 21-0 with 5:12 remaining in the first.

Arizona would answer with a 11-play, 65-yard drive that was capped by a one-yard Solomon rush to bring the Wildcats back with 14 at 21-7. The combined 28 points scored in the first quarter by the two teams was the most in Fiesta Bowl history.

The Wildcats finally forced a BSU punt on the following drive but promptly turned the ball back over on a Solomon interception in UA territory and the Broncos took advantage as Ajayi dove for the pylon from a yard out for his third touchdown of the half to put BSU back up 28-7.

Arizona would scored 10 unanswered following a 36-yard Casey Skowron field goal with 30 seconds remaining in the half but Boise State quickly drove 57 yards on four plays, taking a 31-17 lead into the locker room on a 36-yard Dan Goodale field goal.

The 31 points tied the second-most points scored by a team in the opening half of the Fiesta Bowl behind only Nebraska’s 1996 total of 35.

That would mark the end of the Bronco offensive threats, however, as BSU would cross into UA territory just twice in the second half – punting once and fumbling away the ball on another trip.

Solomon finished 28-of-49 on the day for 335 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Wildcats. Nick Wilson led all UA rushers with 86 yards on 19 carries with a touchdown but was forced to sit out the second half following a hard hit late in the first. Jones-Grigsby added 39 yards on the ground and 40 receiving yards in relief of Wilson.

Tra’Mayne Bondurant helped lead the stifling UA defense in the second half, finishing with 11 tackles, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. All-American Scooby Wright III added 10 tackles with two tackles for loss.

With the victory, Boise State moved to 3-0 all-time in the Fiesta Bowl and joins Penn State (6-0) as the only other team to retain an undefeated record in the bowl game in three or more appearances.

 

GLENDALE & THE WEST VALLEY SHOWCASED
 IN ARIZONA’S ONLY WELCOME CENTER

New Partnership Provides Tourists With Information On The Region

Terry Williams, Membership, Sales & Service Manager, Glendale Convention & Visitors 
Bureau at the Glendale & West Valley display at the Painted Cliffs Welcome Center.

Photo-  City Of Glendale, Arizona

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tourists and visitors entering Arizona through New Mexico will now get a greeting and a grand introduction to Glendale and the West Valley.

The Painted Cliffs Welcome Center, which is the state’s only official welcome center, is now home to items showcasing the sports, culture and history of Glendale and the West Valley. The display is part of a partnership between the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Arizona Office of Tourism. The Painted Cliffs Welcome Center is on Interstate 40 in the town of Lupton.  

“We’re so proud of our visitor center here in the heart of Glendale. Now, to have this opportunity to partner with the Arizona Office of Tourism and share the news of our region all the way on the other side of the state is such a welcome opportunity,” said Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau manager Lorraine Pino.

The Painted Cliffs Welcome Center staff helps more than 100,000 visitors each year with travel information, maps and guides.

“The Painted Cliffs Welcome Center has proven to be a great asset to Arizona by extending a warm welcome to tens of thousands of visitors to the state,” said AOT Director Sherry Henry. “It is the gateway to Arizona to motorists arriving from the east and we are grateful to Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau for partnering with us to welcome so many visitors. Glendale and the West Valley has established itself as a wonderful sports and entertainment destination with the Super Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, the Arizona Coyotes and a future NCAA basketball Final Four and a College Football Playoff Championship game and we are proud to share that story with our visitors.”

            Learn more about the Painted Cliffs Welcome Center. Explore all Glendale and the West Valley has to offer through VisitGlendale.com. And take a virtual tour of the state on the website for the Arizona Office of Tourism.




 

 

GLENDALE CITY PROSECUTOR
RECOGNIZED
FOR DUI PROSECUTIONS

MADD Awards Work of City Prosecutor Rob Walecki for his Work to Safeguard Glendale Citizens

 

MADD’s Arizona Executive Director Nicholas Ray (l) presents award to Glendale’s City Prosecutor Rob Walecki

Glendale, Ariz. ––Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) awarded Glendale’s City Prosecutor Rob Walecki with the MADD DUI Enforcement Award last month. Walecki received the award for his work prosecuting thousands of cases against drivers under the influence during his 19 year tenure in the Glendale’s City Attorney Office. In nearly two decades of prosecuting for the City of Glendale, Walecki has worked closely with the Glendale Police Department and arresting officers to insure successful convictions of impaired drivers. The award also recognized Walecki for his role as a victim advocate and his tireless work to support victims of impaired drivers. 
"Mr. Walecki is truly committed to the safety of our community and I am very proud of his hard work enforcing the laws that keep our citizens safe," Glendale City Attorney Michael Bailey said.  
“MADD is — at its core — a grassroots organization, and our lifesaving work depends on the dedication and passion of those around the country who serve in a variety of roles,” MADD National President, Jan Withers said. Additionally, Walecki’s commitment to stop impaired drivers extends out of the courtroom. He visits Glendale schools to speak with students about the criminal justice system and has candid discussions about the harmful effects of underage drinking and the results of bad decisions making. 

 

POTENTIAL TRANSIT SERVICE DISRUPTION 
THREATENS GLENDALE BUS ROUTES

City Website To Provide Updates

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Residents who rely on bus service in Glendale are urged to stay up-to-date onpotential changes that could take effect in the coming days. However, there is no current disruption in service.

Some Glendale bus lines are serviced through a contract with the city of Phoenix. Labor negotiationsare currently underway with one of the City of Phoenix contracted bus service providers, First Transit Inc., and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433 which represents bus operators. The ATU local1433 is slated to vote on the agreement in meetings Dec. 29-30.

The Glendale routes that could be impacted are:

• 43rd Avenue

• 51st Avenue

• 59th Avenue

• 67th Avenue

• Grand Avenue Limited

The potential service disruptions will not affect the GUS, Dial-A-Ride or ADA service in Glendale.

The City of Glendale Transportation Department will continue to update residents on developments on the city’s website. Residents can also go to www.valleymetro.org  or call (602)253-5000 to check on bus schedules.

 



 

Valley Metro’s Enhanced Service for New Year’s Eve

 

PHOENIX, AZ — Valley Metro would like to remind riders of free rides and enhanced light rail and Tempe bus service on New Year’s Eve. 

 

New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31

·        Coors Light Free Rides begins at 7 p.m. through end of service day on all bus, light rail and Dial-a-Ride services

·        Light rail will operate a weekday schedule with extended hours until 2 a.m. to accommodate event crowds

·        Buses will operate a regular weekday schedule

·        Customer Service open 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

·        Certain bus routes in Tempe will operate until 2 a.m. to serve the Circle K New Year’s Eve Block Party

 

The following bus routes will provide service every 15 minutes from 6 - 9 p.m.:

·        Route 48 – Northbound from Arizona Mills Mall to Tempe Transportation Center

·        Route 62 – Northbound from Price & Guadalupe to Tempe Transportation Center

·        Route 62 – Southbound from Tempe Marketplace to Tempe Transportation Center

·        Route 65 – Northbound from Priest & Warner to Tempe Transportation Center

·        Route 66 – Northbound from Kyrene & Warner to Tempe Transportation Center

·        Route 72 – Northbound from Rural & Ray to Tempe Transportation Center

·        Orbit Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Venus – entire routes

 

The following bus routes will provide service as needed from the Tempe Transportation Center from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.:

·        Route 48 – Southbound to Arizona Mills Mall

·        Route 62 – Southbound to Price & Guadalupe

·        Route 62 – Northbound to Tempe Marketplace

·        Route 65 – Southbound to Priest & Warner

·        Route 66 – Southbound to Kyrene & Warner

·        Route 72 – Southbound to Rural & Ray

·        Orbit Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Venus – entire routes as needed.

 

 

New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1

·        Buses and light rail will operate a Sunday schedule

·        Customer Service closed

 

Riders can easily access a menu of online tools to help plan their trips




 

The gluten craze exposed

Consumer Reports says that about seven percent of Americans suffer from an autoimmune condition that causes gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, but that 63% of the population believe a gluten-free diet is beneficial.  They think that cutting or reducing gluten intake has all sorts of physical and mental benefits, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

 

But, says AMAC, it ain't necessarily so.  In fact, the Food and Drug Administration agrees with the Consumer Reports study. 

 

Rhonda Kane, a registered dietitian and consumer safety officer at FDA, says that "eating gluten-free is not meant to be a diet craze.  It's a medical necessity for those who have celiac disease."

 

"There are no nutritional advantages for a person not sensitive to gluten to be on a gluten-free diet," she adds.

 

"The Truth About Gluten," the Consumer Reports research document, is available on its Web site and in the January 2015 edition of its magazine, which is available on newsstands.

 

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Planning for retirement health care

A new report published by Ameriprise Financial shows that retirees will need an average of about $230,000 per household for out-of-pocket health care costs in their old age, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

 

However, Pat O'Connell, executive vice president, Ameriprise Financial, notes that "Boomers understand that health care costs will be a significant expense in retirement, yet many haven't planned - or simply don't know how to plan - to fund these expenses."

 

The study also found that the great majority of individuals who are approaching retirement age believe that by making healthy lifestyle choices now, they can reduce the amount of money they'll need for health care when they do retire.  In fact, 62% of those who took part in the Ameriprise study said that they were starting a diet and exercise program as a means of reducing future health care costs.

 

But, says AMAC, the older you get the more apt you are to require medical attention for a variety of age-related ailments and so planning for health care needs is a wise choice no matter how healthy you feel today.

 

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Growing old gracefully

The World Health Organization lists Japan as number two in its world rankings for life expectancy.  The Japanese are said to have a current life span of 84.6 years.  But, that doesn't mean the elderly in that country accept the fact that they are growing older, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

 

One recent study reported that most Japanese 70-year-olds avoid using priority seating on public transportation because they do not consider themselves to be elderly.

 

Meanwhile, another study on aging trends published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, shows that there is a higher level of life-satisfaction among the older folks in the English-speaking world.  The research indicates that the older residents of the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand are relatively happy with their lives.

 

Those living in Russia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and other non-English-speaking regions apparently grow less satisfied with their lives as they age.

 

AMAC says it has a lot to do with contrasting economic conditions and healthy lifestyles that exist as well as the social disruptions that have occurred in many parts of the world.

 

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Credit - The Association of Mature American Citizens-- AMAC

 

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All of the Fiesta Bowl Excitement makes this reporter want to get into the game!

City of Glendale Community Action Program Annual Christmas Party

By Bette Sharpe  - Glendale Daily Planet

 

 

City of Glendale Community Action Program Annual Christmas Party Friday, December 19, 2014. The party was a chance for kids to select a toy, have a hot dog, with chips, and for moms to get a one-hundred dollar Fry’s Food and Drug gift card. Santa with the help of several elfs provide some food, gifts and games for kids who otherwise would not have much this holiday. Community Action Program provides emergency social services to many families that fall below federal poverty levels.

Anyone interested in donating items or if you would like to adopt a CAP family for the holidays, please email Yvonne Arreola at
yarreola@glendaleaz.com  or call 623-930-2853.

Community Action Program Wish List

Backbacks
Pencil-pouches
Pens
Folders
Markers
Color pencils
Binders
Paper
Erasers
Cayons 
Glue sticks


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Emily Florez and Skylie Florez visit with Santa at the Annual CAP (Community Action Program) Christmas Party.





Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1371.

Young Noah Hermosillo (4 months) on Santa’s lap in the CAP offices during their Annual Christmas Party.


 

Group submits signatures to recall Glendale Councilmember

By Bette Sharpe  - Glendale Daily Planet

About 3:30 p. m., Friday, December 19, 2014 petitions submitted to city clerk’s office to recall Councilmember Gary Sherwood, Sahuaro District. 

Anna Lee, chairman of the committee to recall Sherwood, was one of five people turning in packets containing petitions with signatures to recall Councilmember Sherwood. In total, 398 pages of petitions with an estimated 6,000 signatures were turned in. The city clerk’s office has ten days to verify the signatures; checking to see if the names on the pages are registered voters in the Sahuaro District. The petitions with then be given to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office who will also check the signatures. The group needs 2,752 valid signatures. If that number is reached, an election could be called and held in sometime in the spring of 2015.




The group has been collecting signatures since August. Members of the group feel that Mr. Sherwood has ignored his constituents and did not stay with his original 2012 campaign promises. Two thorny issues are the big digital billboards along the 101 and the Tohono O’odham Casino. 





Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1381

Anna Lee and four others turned in 398 pages of signatures to recall Glendale Councilmember Gary Sherwood. If there are 2,752 valid signatures, then an election could be called for the spring 2015.





Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1378.

Anna Lee, Connie Kiser, Laura Hirsch Nancy and Bob O’Callaghan each turned in an envelope containing petition sheets with signatures to recall Glendale Councilmember Gary Sherwood. The city clerk’s office has 10 days to verify the signatures and then will give the petitions to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office for a second verification. 

 

 

 

Celebrating  Hanukah with a Grand Menorah 
Lighting  at Westgate in Glendale Arizona.

 

 The third Candle was lit! - December 18, 2014

(Still completing some names in the captions)

 

 

"Chanukah is a time for celebrating our Jewish values, and the menorah lighting is our pinnacle symbol of faith this time of year,” said Rabbi Sholom Lew, Director, Chabad of the North West Valley. "We appreciate Westgate’s eagerness to embrace a comprehensive holiday spirit with a Chanukah program that represents unity, light and joy for the entire West Valley Community."

 

For the Jewish religion, Hanukkah marks the victory of the Jews against ancient Greek-Hellenist persecution and religious oppression some 21 centuries ago. The menorah lighting is symbolic of the oil found in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem following that victory. The small supply of oil burned for the eight days, the time needed to consecrate new oil for the sacramental use in the holy Temple.

 

The eight-day nightly menorah lighting is the heart of Hanukkah, with one candle lit on the first night, two on the second night and so forth until all eight candles are lit. The festival of Hanukkah begins this year after nightfall on December 16th,and concludes at sundown on December 24th.

 

“It’s our desire that our holiday programming, and Westgate Entertainment District as a whole, fully represents people of all beliefs,” said a spokesperson for, Westgate City Center. “It’s exciting for us to provide the backdrop to such a meaningful and symbolic event, and we invite people of all faiths to attend not only this menorah lighting, but our entire December line-up of wide-ranging holiday programs.”

 

As part of the Chanukah outreach campaign, Chabad of the North West Valley joins thousands of Chabad Centers around the world that stage similar public displays of the menorah and its symbolic lights. From Australia to Africa, Columbia to Hong Kong, New York City's Ground Zero to the "national Menorah"  on The White House Elipse, where this year the Vice President will be in attendance.  Through these events,  hundreds of thousands will experience the joy of Chanukah with Chabad.   

For the detailed fascinating history  of how this festival came to be  read more HERE

 

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Congressman  Trent Franks(R) and Rabbi Lew of Chabad of the 
West Valley got time to talk  before the event started. 

 

 

 

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Congressman  Trent Franks (R) spoke before the lighting of the 
Menorah and he was invited to participate in the lighting.

 

 

 

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Congressman  Trent Franks (R) spoke before the lighting of the 
Menorah and he was invited to light  the The ninth candle - the Shammash
which always sits at a  significantly higher level  and is what the other
 candles are then   then lit  from on days one though eight.

 

 

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Congressman  Trent Franks (R) spoke before the lighting of the 
Menorah and he was invited to light  the The ninth candle - the Shammash
which always sits at a  significantly higher level  and is what the other
 candles are then   then lit  from on days one though eight.

 

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

((NAME)) takes fire from the the Shammash and uses it to light the
 prior night's 2 candles plus the newly lit third candle.


Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Three Candles lit - 5 more to go!!

 

 


Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Rabbi Lew sings traditional Hanukah songs along
 with all the participates  both young and old  

 

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Rabbi Lew sings traditional Hanukah songs along
 with all the participates  with young and old  

 

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Candle  lighters  carried these candles so that others  could light theirs in the crowd

 

 

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Three Candles lit - 5 more to go!

 

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Congressman  Trent Franks (R) and Rabbi Lew of Chabad of the West Valley

 

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Latkes (potato pancakes) and Donuts!

Bette  Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

 

 

 

 

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GLENDALE GLITTER & GLOW BLOCK PARTY ROCKS

DOWNTOWN GLENDALE JANUARY 10
Glendale Glitter & Glow Block Party presented by Sears Vacations  

 

   GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glow, baby, glow! Glendale Glitters holiday light display concludes with a rockin’ block party, Glendale Glitter and Glow, on Jan. 10, from 4-10 p.m. with fun for the whole family!

  Take in the stunning 1.5 million lights along with more than 20 hot air balloons glowing brightly amidst the trees throughout 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale.  A highlight for visitors will be specially-shaped balloons including a serpent, a gargoyle and a frog, as well as mass glows, in which the balloon pilots will fire the balloons all at once to create an illuminating spectacle.

The dazzling scene of vibrant glowing colors and twinkling lights, combined with musical performances and delicious food and beverages, will be a feast for the senses. Thousands of people are expected to stroll along the closed downtown streets and watch tethered balloons, enjoying 11 bands performing rock, blues, funk, country, island steel and jazz music. Bands will include: Peppermint James, Urban Country, The Jazz Monkeys, 76th Street and Midnight Mojo, among others.

Admission is free. Street parking in and around the downtown is free, but event attendees will have the option of paying for preferred parking in the two downtown garages, located at City Hall, at 59th and Glendale Avenues and the Bank of America Building, at 58th Avenue and Glenn Drive. For those who like a free parking option, shuttles run all evening long, between 3:45 and 10:15 from Glendale Community College (last shuttle will leave downtown Glendale at 10:15). Shuttles pick up from the northeast parking lots of the college, accessing from 59th Avenue and Vogel.

Glendale Glitter & Glow is produced by Glendale’s Office of Special Events, presented by Sears Vacations, and sponsored by Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Arizona*, SRP, Valley Buick-GMC, Direct Buy, the Arizona Republic, Eternal Waters, ABC-15, KOOL, KMLE, Live 101.5, Camelback Ranch-Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes. For more information, call the Special Events Hotline at 623-930-2299 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/events

 




 

GLENDALE’S FROM THE HEART APPLICATION SEASON NEARS

Free Application Workshop Offered to Those Wanting to Apply for Funds

 

Glendale, Ariz. – Glendale’s From the Heart program puts donations made by residents and businesses to work every day to make life better for countless Glendale residents. Whether serving meals to the elderly, giving emergency help to homeless families or supporting abused children, From the Heart gives agencies providing services to our neighbors a helping hand.

Non-profits wanting to apply for funds through the From the Heart program can attend a free application workshop on Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at Glendale City Hall at 5850 W. Glendale Ave. in room B3.

The workshop will walk through the application process and discuss deadlines while giving an overview of the From the Heart program.

Since starting in 1997, From The Heart -- largely funded by residents and businesses who add $2 to their city utility bills each month -- has collected and distributed more than $2.25 million to non-profit agencies in Glendale.

In the past, local agencies receiving From the Heart funds through a grant-application process have provided myriad of services to residents. Some of the grant-funded programs have focused on the positive development of youth, while others helped deliver nutritious, home-delivered meals to the elderly and provide emergency programs for victims of domestic violence and abuse.

For more information or to reserve space in the application workshop please email Paula Moloff

at paulafmoloff@gmail.com. For more information on From the Heart visit http://www.glendaleaz.com/fromtheheart/.

 




GLENDALE DEDICATES KaBOOM! PLAYGROUND

One-day Park Build at Bonsall Park Opens to Public

 

Glendale, Ariz. – If you build it, they will come! The City of Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation proudly host the community unveiling of the new KaBOOM! playground at Bonsall Park North to the public on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.

“We hope by building this playground at the Bonsall Park kids will find plenty of fun, whether they choose the slide, climber, tire swing, spinner or any of the other implements built into this active play system. We also hope with the revitalization of the amenities at the park through this program, the community will use this space to connect,” Glendale Parks Manager, Paul King said. 

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation and Glendale’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Division teamed up with KaBOOM! to design and build the Power Play Playground.  The Power Play design features a tire swing, rock wall climbing area, slide, monkey bars and several other fun features.

The playground was built in one day with the help of nearly 200 volunteers. The Arizona Coyotes Foundation provided a $100,000 grant to the project. The grant also provided revitalization projects to the hockey rink, racquetball courts and ramada areas. 

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. The Arizona Coyotes Foundation "seeks to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healthcare, education and cultural arts programs for children and service men and women." For more information, please visit the following websites:

·         KaBOOM! - kaboom.org/

·         The Arizona Coyotes Foundation - coyotes.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=98746

·         Bonsall Park - www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation/BonsallPark.cfm

·         The City of Glendale Community Services Department - www.glendaleaz.com/communityservices/index.cfm  




 

 

Don’t let the Grinch Steal Your Packages this Holiday Season

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Now that the holidays are upon us, we must be vigilant about the possibility of packages being stolen when they are delivered to our residences and left on porches unattended. During the holiday season, bad guys are aware of the increase in home package deliveries and they seize the opportunity to benefit themselves. There are a few steps that you can take to lessen the likelihood of being a victim.

    • Choose a shipping option that requires you to sign for delivery.
    • Check delivery status online so you can try to be home when the package arrives. Some retailers even offer text messages to your cell phone to alert you when items have been delivered.
    • Ask the delivery company to hold your package for customer pick-up at their local shipping facility.
    • Many of these crimes occur during broad daylight. Be alert about suspicious behavior in your neighborhood.
    • On the expected day of arrival, post a note on your door asking the delivery service to leave the package with a trusted neighbor.
    • Arrange to have the package shipped to another location where someone can receive it.
    • If you do not receive your shipment on time, check with the company of origin and confirm the delivery. If the item was delivered and you did not receive it, report the theft or loss to the original company, the shipping company, and the Glendale Police Department non-emergency number at 623-930-3000.



 

 

 

GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT

HIRING POLICE OFFICERS

 

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Glendale Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the

positions of Police Officer Recruit and Police Officer Lateral. Applications for Police Officer Recruit

will be accepted beginning Monday, December 29th at 12:00am and closing on Sunday, January 11th,

2015 at 11:59pm. Recruitment is currently open for the position of Police Officer Lateral and applications

are being accepted on a continual basis.

 

The Glendale Police Department expects to fill over 15 Police Officer vacancies. Candidates

interested in becoming Police Officers with the Glendale Police Department are encouraged to attend an

optional information session which is being held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:00pm at the

City Council Chambers located at 5850 W. Glendale Ave in Glendale, Arizona. Information, including

application materials, can be found at

 

 

 




 

GLENDALE’S FROM THE HEART APPLICATION SEASON NEARS 

Free Application Workshop Offered to Those Wanting to Apply for Funds 




Glendale, Ariz. – Glendale’s From the Heart program puts donations made by residents and businesses to work every day to make life better for countless Glendale residents. Whether serving meals to the elderly, giving emergency help to homeless families or supporting abused children, From the Heart gives agencies providing services to our neighbors a helping hand. 

Non-profits wanting to apply for funds through the From the Heart program can attend a free application workshop on Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at Glendale City Hall at 5850 W. Glendale Ave. in room B3. 

The workshop will walk through the application process and discuss deadlines while giving an overview of the From the Heart program. 

Since starting in 1997, From The Heart -- largely funded by residents and businesses who add $2 to their city utility bills each month -- has collected and distributed more than $2.25 million to non-profit agencies in Glendale.

In the past, local agencies receiving From the Heart funds through a grant-application process have provided myriad of services to residents. Some of the grant-funded programs have focused on the positive development of youth, while others helped deliver nutritious, home-delivered meals to the elderly and provide emergency programs for victims of domestic violence and abuse.

For more information or to reserve space in the application workshop please email Paula Moloff

at
paulafmoloff@gmail.com . For more information on From the Heart visit http://www.glendaleaz.com/fromtheheart/ .

 




 

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO EXHIBIT MAKES

 A TOUCHDOWN AT GALLERY GLENDALE!

Shop & Dine at Westgate and Check Out this One-of-a-Kind Football Photo Exhibit

by the Exclusive Commercial Photo Partner for the NFL

 

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– The host city of the 2015 Super Bowl is gearing up for the big game with “Super Moments, Superstars, Super Game — An Associated Press Photo Exhibit” at Gallery Glendale. Located inside Westgate, 9380 W. Westgate Blvd., the Gallery will be open from 6-9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in January.  It will also be open on Pro Bowl game day, Sunday, Jan. 25, and on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The City of Glendale proudly presents this exhibit of 50 compelling AP images, including a photo from every championship game since the first game in 1967. The public is cordially invited to the opening celebration on Friday, Jan. 9, from 6-9 p.m.  Relive the trials and triumphs of these iconic moments as Arizona embarks in hosting its third Super Bowl.

AP Images (www.apimages.com) is the exclusive commercial photo partner for the National Football League and the definitive source for NFL photographs, providing powerful and unique imagery of games, athletes and special events. For complete AP coverage of the NFL visit http://pro32.ap.org.  Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. For more information, visit www.ap.org.

Gallery Glendale at Westgate is made possible through a partnership between the City of Glendale and Westgate Entertainment District.  The Gallery is located next to Cold Stone Creamery. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, call 623-930-3557 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/galleryglendale.  For more information about the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl hosted by Glendale, visit www.visitglendale.com/superbowl/index.html.  

 

The City of Glendale,
Community Action Program (CAP) 
Will be hosting the Annual Christmas Party
For selected low-income CAP families on           
Friday, December 19th 2014                           
Please join us for refreshments 
 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Community Action Program
5850 W. Glendale Avenue, Suite #B51
Glendale, Arizona 85301

 

Phoenix Artists Guild Exhibit and Sale at Westgate!

Find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from top artists

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Deck the halls with local art!  Don’t miss this opportunity to browse and buy a one-of-a-kind gift during the Phoenix Artists Guild Art Exhibit and Sale at the Gallery Glendale at Westgate, 9380 W. Westgate Blvd., from 3 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 through Monday, Dec. 29. While the gallery is offering extended hours during the holidays, please note that it will be closed Dec. 15, 24 and 25.

Enjoy affordable, original artwork in various media by local professional artists.  No purchase is required, but you might find it hard to leave without taking home a bargain. If you’d like to meet the minds behind the art, be sure to drop by our festive Meet the Artists Reception on Friday, Dec. 12, from 6-8 p.m. for light refreshments.

Phoenix Artists Guild is an organization established over three decades ago to encourage the appreciation of fine arts; to promote ethical principles and practices of original art; to promote educational programs in fine arts; and to promote camaraderie, cooperation and encouragement among artists at all skill levels.  To learn more about PAG, visit www.phoenixartistsguild.com
            Gallery Glendale at Westgate is made possible through a partnership between the City of Glendale and Westgate Entertainment District.  The Gallery is located next to Cold Stone Creamery. Admission to Gallery Glendale is free and open to the public. For more information, call 623-930-3557 or visit  www.glendaleaz.com/galleryglendale.  For information about Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com.

 

 

The second Hometown Christmas Parade started at 11 a.m. Dec. 13 in downtown Glendale. Inspired by members of the community who longed to celebrate the true reason for Christmas - the birth of Jesus Christ, the Hometown Christmas Parade invited individuals, churches and businesses across the Valley to represent their local communities by entering floats, marching bands, singing groups, cheer squads, or even dancing grannies, utilizing themes that encompass the true meaning of Christmas. 

(This article will continue to have  lots of photos added an some video later this week. Larger shots are avail.)

11-12-13-14 and it’s the 2nd Annual Hometown Christmas Parade!

By Bette Sharpe – Glendale Daily Planet

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00 a. m. was date and time of the Second Annual Hometown Christmas Parade. This year’s parade had more entries than last year’s parade. At the end of the almost two hour parade, views and participants were invited to follow the last parade entry and help break a Guinness World Record for the largest group of Christmas Carolers. The group gathered in the intersection of Glendale and 58th Avenue.

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Honorary Guest, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

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Honorary Guests Kurt  and Brenda Warner  representing the Treasure House.

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Honorary Guests Kurt  and Brenda Warner  representing the Treasure House.

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Honorary Guests Kurt  and Brenda Warner  representing the Treasure House.

 

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Jan Brewer points out  Kurt Warner of Treasure House.

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This is the beginning to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' entry in the 2nd Annual Hometown Christmas Parade in downtown Glendale on Saturday, December 12, 2014; angels trumpeted in the "tidings of great joy".

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Hope for Hunger Food Collectors!  Hope for Hunger  was recipient of  funds 

 

 

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Hope for Hunger Food Collectors!  Hope for Hunger  was recipient of  funds generated by this parade.

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Independence Patriot Marching Band.

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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers gives the crowd a wave.

 

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Historic Catlin Court Wagon Brigade

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Cherlyn Berry, co-owner of  2 Share Foundation in Catlin Court Historic District has a fund raiser for bullet proof  vests for the  k-9 dogs.

This project is in honor of Ronin a K-9 officer that was shot in the line of duty on June 20, 2013.  He took the bullet that then wounded his handler Officer Wes Zygmont.  This was Ronin's first and last call.  He was just two years old.  

The 2 Share Foundation is working to raise the funds to put vests on the surviving K9 partners that Ronin worked with.  Glendale AZ Police Department has 6 dogs and each vest is $2500.  We have raised some funds but would appreciate the help to reach our goal of a vest for each dog.  Funds can be donated online at http://gofundme.com/74xrp8  or at the  2 Sharpe Gifts Store in Catlin Court.


Please help us Protect these valuable dogs!

 

 

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Girl and Boy Scouts marched in the parade.

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Grand Canyon University Band provided some great music on Saturday and a wave from Thunder, the university’s mascot

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Glendale Rotary Club’s float entry, ‘The Polar Express’ and one of Glendale three new City Councilmembers, Bart Turner.

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El Zaribah Shriners are always fun to watch.

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The Hop Stop Diner Ugly Sweater contest winners. Registration for the contest was at 8:30 a. m. at The Hop Stop Diner. Sitting in the middle and in red is the contest’s winner, Mari Olejniczack.

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Santa Claus gives a wave while riding on Glendale Fire Department’s 1958 Coast Truck.

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Two-thousand carolers in one place was the number event organizers were hoping to reach and to break the Guinness World Record. More information will be forthcoming as it is made available. There were even more people behind where the bucket truck was that this was shot  from.

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Various parade and carolers sign one of the Caroling Record sheets to help verify the number of participants.

 

            

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Ed Sharpe, Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV  (in bucket at left) and Don Jesse Fleet Director Glendale Fire Department( In bucket at right) shooting the parade with over 1000 stills shot plus HD Video of all floats from overhead - At ground level, Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet  shot 736 stills  What a Day! Be ready for some great photos! We are still sorting! 

 

 

 

First annual The Hop Stop Diner Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.

By Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

A morning of showing off your Christmas spirit and wearing 
your ugly sweater or just cheering on those who do!

The event kicked off  with registration at 8:30 am December 13 at The Hop Stop Diner in Olde Towne Glendale.

People dug out those ugly sweaters and headed to the first annual The Hop Stop Diner Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.

There was no charge to enter but any donations went to benefit Hope for Hunger Food Bank - Glendale, AZ.

 Winners will receive prizes and a featured spot riding in a classic truck in the Hometown Christmas Parade. ALL participants will be guaranteed a spot walking in the parade.

The judges  for this  event were Jamie Aldama from the Ocotillo District in southeast Glendale, Lauren Tolmachoff from the Cholla District in north Glendale and Bart Turner from the Barrel District in the south-central part of the city.

Ugly Sweater Winners were:
1st: Mari Olejniezak with her sweater titled "Holiday Smash up"
2nd:  Marisa Feore  with her sweater titled "Steve the Polar Bear"
3rd: LaDonna Smith with a sweater made by her husband Jeff Smith titled "My Christmas Present"
4th:  Devon Mahon in his sweater "Holiday Squares and not to be confused with Hollywood Squares"
5th:  Matt Griffith & Andrea Kurelowech with their matching couple sweaters titled "Awesome Elves"
 

All winners were showered with gifts baskets filled with certificates and items from:

The Hop Stop Diner - Cerretta Candy - Jack's Trains - Drawn to Comics - Coyote Oaties
Brelby Theatre - Pizza Roma - Viva Vinyl - Glass Creations - Pink House Boutique
Evening Shade Antiques - Cowpoke - Santa's Workshop - Heavenly Vintage - Ozsome Resale

 

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(L) 1st: Mari Olejniezak with her sweater titled "Holiday Smash up"
and her sister
  (R) Norma Sapien, runner up, caught getting ready for 
lunch after the Hometown Christmas Parade in Glendale  Dec 13, 2014.

 

Ugly Sweater Winners:
1st: Mari Olejniezak with her sweater titled "Holiday Smash up"
2nd:  Marisa Feore  with her sweater titled "Steve the Polar Bear"
3rd: LaDonna Smith with a sweater made by her husband Jeff Smith titled "My Christmas Present"
4th:  Devon Mahon in his sweater "Holiday Squares and not to be confused with Hollywood Squares"
5th:  Matt Griffith & Andrea Kurelowech with their matching couple sweaters titled "Awesome Elves"

 

 

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The Hop Stop Diner Ugly Sweater contest winners. Registration for the contest was at 8:30 a. m. at The Hop Stop Diner.  After the contest  winners took their place of honor in the Hometown Christmas parade which started at  11:00 o'clock. 

Sitting in the middle and in red is the contest’s  1st place winner, Mari Olejniczack  with her sweater titled "Holiday Smash up" flanked by far left  runner up Norma Sapien and to the right is 2nd place winner Marisa Feore with her sweater "Steve the Polar Bear".

 



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3rd place winners LaDonna & Jeff Smith making their sweater. 

 

 

Glendale Police Seek Help Solving Recent Homicide

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, just before midnight, Glendale Police Officers were called to an apartment complex at 5038 N. 55th Avenue for a report of a fight. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered 42 year old Darren Donais severely assaulted, lying in the parking lot of the complex. Officers began life saving measures on Darren, and he was treated at the scene by Glendale Fire. Darren was transported to a local valley trauma center where he died as result of his injuries.

Violent Crimes Investigators have been actively working this case gathering information and following up on leads. Investigators have information that leads them to believe there are individuals that have not come forward who were present and/or witnessed the assault of Darren Donais.

Glendale Police Detectives are seeking the community’s help finding the person or persons responsible for Darren’s death. The Glendale Police Department encourages anyone that has any information, no matter how irrelevant it may seem, to please call Glendale Police

Investigators at (623) 930-3173 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. See attached photo of Darren Donais.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

#944 Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet shooting the  parade over 1000 stills  shot  plus  video
Photo by Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet  Still shot 736  from ground level! What a Day!

Be ready for  some great photos!  Same KKAT Channel Same KKAT Time!

 

 

 

Glendale Police Department’s annual Holiday Kids and Cops Event

By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

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Glendale Police Chief Black is one of the officers participating in the annual Holiday Cops and Kids event. Each year fifty kids from the community are sponsored to "Shop with a Cop". The Glendale Fraternal Order of Police, in partnership with Target, Submarion’s and the Anthony Holly Foundation, began with dinner at Submario’s (7910 N. 43rd Avenue) and was followed with some shopping at the Target at Peoria and 43rd Avenues.

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Theresa Hosford and Officer Cody Henderson are ready to do some shopping, not that Theresa’s antlers are secured.

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Glendale City Manager Brenda Fischer was shopper in the Glendale Police Department’s Holiday Cops and Kids event. Each team has a budget so some math was involved.

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Big and smaller items were placed in the red shopping carts. Most of the items on the shopper’s list were for other family members.

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Dorreay Engram and Glendale Police Commander Matt Livley have finished their shopping and are off to the gift wrapping station.

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First stop was a photo opportunity with Santa, and then it was on to gift selection. Most of the kids knew what they wanted to get. The toy aisles were pretty congested with shopper and cart traffic.

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There were lots of police officers and lots of kids at this year’s Holiday Cops and Kids Event. The evening began with dinner at Submarino’s and was followed with a shopping trip to Target. This is a wonderful opportunity to give these kids a hand with their shopping and it gives the officers a chance to foster positive relationships.

 

 

 

 

1st Ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale

By Bette  Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

Not every party and musical event will be elsewhere in the Valley for Super Bowl Week. DIRECTV scouted the Valley and selected the Pendergast Family Farm. The three-day event could not be any closer to the University of Phoenix. The opening performer is the Zac Brown Band on Wednesday, January 28. Saturday, January 30 is by invitation only. The line-up has not yet been announced.

 

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The above graphics are what the Direct TV Super Fan Festival will look like when it opens on January 28, 2015.

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Joshua Stern, DIRECTV Sr. Director of Marketing explains how the construction was progressing and told us about the entertainment.. Watch the movie at the end of this article and  you will see how this one arch structure is duplicated skinned and becomes the tent!

 

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Jack Murphy, Jack Murphy Productions, explains what is happening behind him. The framework for a two-story tent like structure is starting to take shape. And it will be big! Murphy is standing on part of the flooring. Our local economy will benefit from the event through some short term jobs and the city’s general fund will get a boost from sales taxes and best of all, at no cost to the city.

When finished, an estimated 11,000 visitors per day are expected. The DIRECTV Super Fan Festival is designed for those who what to share some of the Super Bowl experience.

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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers speaks to the media at Wednesday’s press conference announcing the DIRECTV Super Fan Festival three-day entertainment event in Glendale. The location of the event is just south of the University of Phoenix Stadium at 95th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Parking fees are included in the ticket price and is within easy walking distance.

DIRECTV Super Fan Festival will feature 12 concerts beginning daily at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 to Friday, January 30 at the Pendergast Family Farm in Glendale, Arizona’s Sports and Entertainment District, across from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The multi-stage festival will feature a concert every night with headliners Zac Brown Band, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons and Snoop Dogg on the DIRECTV Super Fan Stage. Preceding the main event musical acts including Thomas Rhett, Jason Derülo, Sam Hunt, The Cadillac Three, and Magic! will perform at the HGTV Lodge. Additional music acts will be added to the Festival line-up.

Fans can purchase a single-day ticket or a three-day pass that will give them access to all Festival events through StubHub, the exclusive ticket partner of the DIRECTV Super Fan Festival. Tickets begin at $99 and are available for purchase now in limited supply at www.stubhub.com/directv . On-site parking is included in the ticket price.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the space will be transformed to host DIRECTV Super Saturday Night, the private, invitation-only event that has become known as the crown jewel of Super Bowl parties. Details on the special guest performance and celebrity-packed event will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Super Bowl, XLXIV, is on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

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Not rain, nor snow or sleet will stop  construction of the tent!

 

If you click below on the yellow link, you can see a time-lapse video from last year’s event ---  This was the construction 
for Direct TV’s 2014 “Super Fan Stadium at Hudson River Park Pier 40” for the 2014 Super Bowl. 

View video

 

 

Glendale’s Newest Council Members Sworn-In.

Photo - Bette  Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

Glendale’s Newest Council Members Sworn-In. The first official photo of the new Glendale City Council was taken during the
installation ceremony on Tuesday, December 9. New Councilmembers who took their oaths of office include: Jamie Aldama from 
the Ocotillo District, Lauren Tolmachoff from the Cholla District and Bart Turner from the Barrel District. Aldama, a Glendale
native, is a past Vice- Chairman for the Glendale Planning and Zoning Commission, past Vice-Chairman of the Glendale Parks and
Recreation Commission, and a former member of the Mayor’s Water and Sewer Task Force. He is a graduate of Glendale University,
a graduate of the Hispanic Leadership West Institute, and currently serves as Clerk to the Glendale Elementary School District
Governing Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the West Valley Foundation. Aldama attended Glendale High School
and currently works for the Maricopa County Community College District.

Tolmachoff has been a realtor for a decade following a successful 14 year career in banking. She is the former president and
current secretary of the Glendale Kachina Rotary Club, a Realtor® Champion of the West Maricopa Association of Realtors® and a
volunteer for the 100 Club of Arizona. She moved to Glendale in 1974, graduated from Thunderbird High School and attended Phoenix
College.

Turner, a Glendale native, was a founding board member of the Valley Citizens League. He has a wide range of service on
community boards, commissions, service organizations, and committees and was awarded the Glendale Community Council’s Volene
Stockham Humanitarian Award recognizing a lifetime of community service. He also received the Glendale Commission on Neighborhoods
Spark Award recognizing leadership in neighborhood revitalization in the Catlin Court neighborhood. Turner graduated from Apollo High
School, studied business and economics at Northern Arizona University and has a Master’s degree in public administration from Harvard
University.

The newly elected Council will have their first Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. For more information on each
member of the City of Glendale Council visit,
www.glendaleaz.com/CityCouncil/members.cfm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to your new playspace!

By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

Bonsall Park North is located at 6000 North 58th Avenue, in Glendale.

A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored and solitary to physically, mentally and socially active. KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. We do this by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives

The new playground will bring more than 1,000 kids in Glendale one step closer to having the childhood they deserve. Currently, the existing playground is outdated and in need of help. Having a new and improved playspace would be a great opportunity to enhance the park with a truly challenging structure which increases the benefits of play. Glendale wants this to be a destination park for the surrounding community.

The playground will be the first built by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation and KaBOOM!. Through this partnership, more children will have the joyful childhood they deserve. The Arizona Coyotes Foundation supports KaBOOM! in promoting and protecting a child’s right to active play at home, at school and in the community. (Source Press Release)

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The playground does not look like much of a playground early Monday morning, December 8. But in about 6 hours it will.

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The new play area has a few holes and some sticks in the beginning.

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Glendale City Councilmember Gary Sherwood and Arizona Coyotes Captain Shane Doan were at Bonsall Park to help construct the new Coyotes’ playground area at Bonsall Park North.

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About 200 volunteers were needed to build the playground. Additionally, the outer wall of the "rink" was painted, new landscaping, bike racks and even the trash barrels were giving a new coat of paint. The mound of mulch will cover the ground area in the play area and will make for softer and safer landings.

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Volunteers were busy, safety was one of the primary goals. The man in the purple shirt is one of the seventeen Build Team Captains’. At days end, no injuries were reported.

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The playground is starting to take shape.

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Rachel Regnier and Tyson Nash (6th season Coyotes team color TV analyst) are working on constructing one of the new bike racks.

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 One of the new bike racks!

 

 

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There was a rush at the end of   day to correct a misplaced post. The old concrete was taken up,  hole re-drilled and many wheelbarrows of  concrete were used!

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There was a rush at the end of   day to correct a misplaced post. The old concrete was taken up,  hole re-drilled and many wheelbarrows of  concrete were used!

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Hard work  indeed for volunteer Councilman Gary Sherwood and other volunteers to mix concrete by hand, hoe and wheelbarrow. There was a rush at the end of   day to correct a misplaced post. The old concrete was taken up,  hole re-drilled and many wheelbarrows of  concrete were used!

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Hard work  indeed for volunteer Councilman Gary Sherwood and other volunteers to mix concrete by hand, hoe and wheelbarrow. There was a rush at the end of   day to correct a misplaced post. The old concrete was taken up,  hole re-drilled and many wheelbarrows of  concrete were used!

 

 

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Hard work  indeed for volunteer Councilman Gary Sherwood and other volunteers to mix concrete by hand, hoe and wheelbarrow. There was a rush at the end of   day to correct a misplaced post. The old concrete was taken up,  hole re-drilled and many wheelbarrows of  concrete were used!

 

 

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The new play area will be fenced off for about three day to allow the cement to cure and the paint to dry. Once the fence is down, the new playground will be ready for play. A ribbon cutting ceremony and official opening of the new playground is scheduled for Saturday, December 20 at 10:00 a. m. The public is welcome to attend.

Anyone familiar with the Arizona Coyotes will notice that the colors used for the equipment are the same as the Arizona Coyotes team colors.

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Almost done and it is about 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014. The official opening and ribbon cutting is scheduled for Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Bonsall Park North is located at 6000 North 58th Avenue, in Glendale.

 

 

 

 

SUPER! Award-winning cover!

 

 

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Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet  Photographer of the Arizona Avengers and and Jeremy Carr Arrowhead Independent who did the cover layout and design 
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The Arrowhead Ranch Independent  and Glendale Daily Planet won a gold award for its cover design from the MarCom awards.  News Editor Jeremy Carr designed the cover with
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Glendale Daily Planet's  Bette Sharpe photographed The Arizona Avengers as they  circulated though downtown Glendale during Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 3rd 2014. 

 

 

GLENDALE POLICE SEEKING ENROLLMENT FOR 
FEBRUARY 2015 CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY


Glendale, AZ. - The Glendale Police Department is accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen Police Academy which begins on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The application deadline of January 5th is quickly approaching! 

The Citizens Academy is a free program designed to offer participants the opportunity to learn, hands on, about many Glendale Police Operations, such as the use of Police Canines, Crime Scene Investigations and Tactical Operations. The curriculum also includes an overview of the Glendale Police Department’s Administration, Police Communications, and Community Oriented Policing. 

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and undergo a background check and fingerprinting process. All fingerprinting and completed applications must be submitted no later than Monday, January 5th, 2015. The Citizen Police Academy is 12 weeks in length and is held on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center and Glendale Police Main Station. There will also be one Saturday class. 

Applications can be downloaded and the fingerprinting schedule can be viewed from the Glendale Police website at the following link: http://www.glendaleaz.com/police/involvement.cfm#CitizenPoliceAcademy .

 For further information, please contact Marie Shepherd at 623-930-3282 or via email at mshepherd@glendaleaz.com

GLENDALE SEEKS INPUT FOR FUNDS TO COMBAT HOMELESSNESS

Survey Solicits Opinions on Use of Funds for Affordable Housing and Community Needs

 

Glendale, Ariz. ––   The City of Glendale Community Development Advisory Committee announces a public survey aimed to solicit input and opinions on a Five-Year Consolidated Plan that assess affordable housing and community development needs while allocating federal funds .

The public, in addition to representatives from non-profit and community organizations, are invited to share input on the utilization of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program funds over the next five years. 

These funds are allocated to the City of Glendale by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and may be utilized for public facilities improvements, public services, housing-related projects, removal of architectural barriers, economic development and homelessness.  Projects must generally benefit low and moderate-income people.

Survey results will be used to determine the overall needs, strategies, and priorities that will be summarized in a new, Five-Year Consolidated Plan for the period from July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2020. 

The survey process is open to Glendale residents, non-profits and community organizations.  For a list of the survey groups and to complete the Five-Year Consolidated Plan survey visit the Glendale website or select from the following categories and select the link.

·         Resident Survey click here

·         Non-Profit or Community Organization doing business in Glendale click  here

Residents wishing to provide additional input for consideration, please mail your comments to the City of Glendale, Community Revitalization Division, 5850 W. Glendale Avenue, Suite 107, Glendale, AZ 85301, by Friday, March 20, 2015. You may also e-mail your comments to:  Con-Plan@GlendaleAZ.com

For additional information regarding this process, please contact Gilbert Lopez, Community Revitalization Manager for the City of Glendale, at (623) 930-3670.

 

Arizona, PAC-12 south division champions, meets Boise State, Mountain West champions, at the 44th Vizio Fiesta Bowl in Glendale on December 31, 2014.

University of Arizona (10-3) will face Boise State (11-2) in the Vizio Fiesta Bowl on Wednesday, December 31 in Glendale at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The game can be seen on ESPN starting at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets and more info - https://www.fiestabowl.org/

 

 

PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (Dec. 06, 2014) – The attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, is a day to remember and to reflect on, especially for Arizonans.

The USS Arizona and 1,177 of the 1,400 crew members on board were among the first casualties that day. When the attack was over more than 2,500 American perished.

"The lives lost that day should always be remembered and honored," said Speaker-elect Gowan. "We are blessed even today by the sacrifice of those men and women who defended our freedom during World War II."

One survivor of the attack on the USS Arizona remembers:

"Within minutes of our arrival at our battle stations, we found that all communications lines were dead. Explosions and fires were raging uncontrolled throughout the ship. Suddenly, the forward magazines exploded with a deafening roar. The ship raised several feet in the harbor waters, then slowly began to sink to the bottom of the shallow harbor, a total loss."

– excerpted from Lamar Crawford oral history.

 

 

See The Glitters... TOSS SOME CLOTH!

 

Go Recycle Arizona logo.

 

Go Recycle Arizona Textile Donation Drive


During the entire season of Glendale Glitters, the city will hold a textile recycling drive with Go Recycle Arizona. There will be collection boxes on site during each festival weekend, as well as boxes at Glendale City Hall, 5850 W. Glendale Ave., and the Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W Glenn Dr., during the week.

The textile recycling drive will run Nov. 20 through Dec. 20, and a portion of every pound of recycling will be donated the Glendale’s official social service program, From the Heart. Household textiles that will be recycled include clothing, shoes, towels, bedding and more, and can be given a second life, turning into things like car seat stuffing and pavement materials. For more information, Go Recycle Arizona.

Binx the shoulder cat and
Desiree Allen check out
the  rides and  food  before 
the lights come on and  the
music starts at Glendale Glitters  


 

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Jingle Bells Rockin' Nights 

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Downtown Glendale’s Murphy Park will be packed with music, lights and excitement. Entertainment will include performances of both holiday music and oldies you can dance to, as well as dance troupe performances. The event will also feature holiday arts and crafts, inflatable rides and visits with Santa Claus. Bring your camera, or have Santa’s helper snap one for a small fee. Another fun activity will be an Ugly Sweater contest on Saturday, with great prizes; the contest will also highlight the Go Recycle Arizona textile recycling drive that runs Nov. 20 – Dec. 20 in downtown Glendale.


Entertainment lineup for Glendale’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights:

Friday, Dec. 5
6:00 Bricks Dance Studio
7:00 Desert Garden Singers
8:00 Michaela's Dance Magic
9:00 Musical Theatre of Anthem

Saturday, Dec. 6
6:00 Desert West Dance
7:00 Spotlight Entertainment 
8:00 Saguaro Skippers
9:00 The Dance Shoppe

 

 

Winter Wonderland Glendale Glitters logo

Winter Wonderland Weekend

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For the first time in downtown Glendale, this year’s Winter Wonderland weekend will feature an ice skating rink, complete with skates you can borrow on site. The frozen ice might also be accompanied by some popular “frozen” characters! Free make-and-take crafts, face-painting, Santa Claus and musical entertainment, plus a movie showing of The Polar Express on Friday, and the Walt Disney favorite, Frozen on Saturday.

Entertainment lineup for Glendale’s Winter Wonderland Weekend:

Friday, Dec. 12
6:00 Glendale Community College Choirs
7:00 Desert Star Dance
8:00 Glendale Union HS District Vocal Ensembles

Saturday, Dec. 13
6:00 Lori Ford's Studio
7:00 The Dance Project
8:00 My Kids in Sign
9:00 Cactus High School Dance

 

 


Spirit of Giving Weekend

Spirit of Giving Weekend

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Highlights include all the fun family activities that Glendale Glitters always brings, plus special celebration of and donation drives for worthy local charities. A new element this year will be a Go Recycle Arizona textiles donation drive. This local company recycles household textiles, such as curtains, towels, clothing and shoes, and donates a portion of the proceeds to an organization, in this case, Glendale’s From the Heart program. Help make a difference by participating in the textile recycling drive. Free make-and-take crafts, face-painting, Santa Claus and musical entertainment, plus a movie showing each evening of the perennial holiday classic, A Christmas Story.


Entertainment lineup for Glendale’s Spirit of Giving Weekend:


Friday, December 19
6:00 Elite Dance Academy
7:00 The Boot Scooters
8:00 Cannedy Performing Arts
9:00 L.A. Dance

Saturday, December 20
6:00 Arizona Dance Artistry
7:00 Arizona Twirling Athletes
8:00 Red Dragon Kenpo Karate
9:00 Leap of Faith Dance +

 

 

DIRECTV Continues to Dominate Super Bowl Week with

 First Ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, AZ

 

The Three-Day Music Festival will Feature Performances by  Zac Brown Band ,  Calvin Harris , Imagine Dragons, Snoop Dogg, and Many More

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--  DIRECTV , the perennial host of star-studded, must-attend events on Super Bowl weekend, is setting the stage for the biggest pre-game bash ever – an unprecedented, three-day music festival featuring some of the top names in the industry.

DIRECTV Super Fan Festival will feature 12 concerts beginning daily at  5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28  to  Friday, Jan. 30  at the  Pendergast Family Farm  in Glendale , Arizona’s Sports and Entertainment District, across from  University of Phoenix Stadium  in  Glendale , the site of Super Bowl XLIX. The multi-stage festival will feature a concert every night with headliners  Zac Brown Band ,  Calvin Harris , Imagine Dragons and Snoop Dogg on the DIRECTV Super Fan Stage. Preceding the main event musical acts including  Thomas Rhett , Jason Derülo,  Sam Hunt , The Cadillac Three, and Magic! will perform at the  HGTV Lodge . Additional music acts will be added to the Festival line-up.

Fans can purchase a single-day ticket or a three-day pass that will give them access to all Festival events through StubHub, the exclusive ticket partner of the DIRECTV Super Fan Festival. Tickets begin at  $99  and are available for purchase now in limited supply at www.stubhub.com/directv.On-site parking is included in the ticket price.

On  Saturday, Jan. 30 , the space will be transformed to host  DIRECTV  Super Saturday Night, the private, invitation-only event that has become known as the crown jewel of Super Bowl parties. Details on the special guest performance and celebrity-packed event will be announced in the coming weeks.

The DIRECTV Super Fan Festival line-up includes:

Wednesday, January 28

Super  Fan Stage :  Zac Brown Band

HGTV Lodge :  Thomas Rhett ,  Sam Hunt , The Cadillac Three

Thursday, January 29

Super  Fan Stage :  Calvin Harris

HGTV Lodge : Magic! + more to be announced

Friday, January 30

Super  Fan Stage : Imagine Dragons and Snoop Dogg

HGTV Lodge : Jason Derülo + more to be announced

The festivities will commence on Wednesday when Food Network’s  Duff Goldman , star of two new series From Duff to Dawn, premiering  January 29 th and  Kids Baking Competition , premiering  February 2 nd, kicks off the festival with a cake-cutting ceremony featuring a custom cake designed specifically to embody the DIRECTV Super Fan experience. Additionally, the Festival will feature a variety of exhilarating activities and activations including a mechanical bull, zip line and carnival-like shooting range. Fans will be also able to hit the links with a Par 3 Closest to the Pin Contest; take a new car for a spin around a specially designed Test Track; take part in Football Skills Challenge led by NFL Hall of Famer  Lynn Swann ; and enjoy a cold one at the Bud Light Biergarten.  Food Network  is also bringing the " Cutthroat Kitchen  Experience" on site, providing fans with the opportunity to win cash and prizes and twin brothers Jonathan and  Drew Scott  of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” will join in on the fun by emceeing the concerts held at the  HGTV Lodge .

Adding to the excitement, fans will be able to experience both The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show as they broadcast live daily from the festival beginning  Monday, January 26 . Both shows will host a bevy of athletes, celebrities and Hall of Famers each day leading up to the Big Game. Influenced by the Old West, elaborately designed studios will bring the essence of American Frontier into the homes of viewers nationwide. The DIRECTV Super Fan Festival will also serve as the official broadcast location for FOX Sports 1 all week.

The DIRECTV SUPER FAN FESTIVAL partners will be  PepsiCo , StubHub, HGTV, Food Network, Showtime Networks,  FOX  Sports, Bud Light and many more.

To join the conversation and get updates use #SuperFanFestival.

About  DIRECTV

DIRECTV  (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 38 million customers in the U.S. and  Latin America . In the U.S.,  DIRECTV  offers its over 20 million customers access to more than 195 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as  NFL  SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 13 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil ,  Mexico ,  Argentina ,  Venezuela ,  Colombia , and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 18 million customers.  DIRECTV  sports and entertainment properties include two Regional Sports Networks ( Rocky Mountain  and  Pittsburgh ), and minority ownership interests in Root Sports Northwest and Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on  DIRECTV , please visit www.directv.com.

 

RESIDENTS INVITED TO INSTALLATION CEREMONY FOR NEW COUNCIL

Councilmembers for Barrel, Cholla and Ocotillo Districts to be Sworn into Office

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The City of Glendale’s three newest councilmembers will be sworn into office on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. to officially begin their four-year terms on the City Council.

Residents are invited to attend the installation ceremony for Ocotillo District Councilmember-elect Jamie Aldama, Cholla District Councilmember-elect Lauren Tolmachoff and Barrel District Councilmember-elect Bart Turner.

Aldama, a Glendale native, is a past Vice-Chairman for the Glendale Planning and Zoning Commission, past Vice-Chairman of the Glendale Parks and Recreation Commission, and a former member of the Mayor’s Water and Sewer Task Force.  He is a graduate of Glendale University, a graduate of the Hispanic Leadership West Institute, and currently serves as Clerk to the Glendale Elementary School District Governing Board.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the West Valley Foundation. Aldama attended Glendale High School and currently works for the Maricopa County Community College District.

Tolmachoff has been a realtor for a decade following a successful 14 year career in banking.  She is the former president and current secretary of the Glendale Kachina Rotary Club, a Realtor® Champion of the West Maricopa Association of Realtors® and a volunteer for the 100 Club of Arizona. She moved to Glendale in 1974, graduated from Thunderbird High School and attended Phoenix College.

Turner, a Glendale native, was a founding board member of the Valley Citizens League. He has a wide range of service on community boards, commissions, service organizations, and committees and was awarded the Glendale Community Council’s Volene Stockham Humanitarian Award recognizing a lifetime of community service. He also received the Glendale Commission on Neighborhoods Spark Award recognizing leadership in neighborhood revitalization in the Catlin Court neighborhood. Turner graduated from Apollo High School, studied business and economics at Northern Arizona University and has a Master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University. 

The installation ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Council Chambers at Glendale City Hall, 5850 W. Glendale Avenue.  Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.  Reservations can be made by visiting www.glendaleaz.com/rsvp.

Residents can also view the ceremony live on Glendale 11 or by visiting the city’s website. For more information on the upcoming ceremony, call 623-930-2249.

 




 

Citizen Attitudes and Opinion Survey

The Glendale Police Department is conducting an electronic survey

The Glendale Police Department is conducting an electronic survey to gather information to gauge levels of satisfaction within the community on services provided by the Department. This survey is intended to give our residents a forum - a voice - to express their opinions and rate the Department’s performance in key service areas. The survey is also a standard for the Police Department’s Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) process that has been in place since 2000.

We would like to invite you to take the anonymous survey, which should take less than 15 minutes to complete, by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GlendaleCitizenSurvey. The survey will close on Friday, December 12th.

 

 




 

PHOENIX COMICON FAN FEST

 

BACK TO EVENTS
 

ABOUT THE EVENT

The new Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest is coming to University of Phoenix Stadium December 12-14, 2014 (10a-7p Fri-Sat, 10a-5p Sun.). This first-ever event will focus on creators, artists, actors, costumers, and exhibitors to create a celebration for fans of pop culture.  Attendees will experience many of their favorite activities including meeting actors and comic creators, viewing exhibits, and shopping for hard to find geek items.

For ticket/membership information please visit: :  http://phoenixcomicon.com/page/10

For additional show information please visit: http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/

Parking in stadium carparks is FREE!


Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest

  • UPCOMING DATES:Fri, Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PMSat, Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PMSun, Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

 




 

 

UPDATE ON CONSTRUCTION OF THE WEST VALLEY RESORT PROJECT

Construction Picks up Steam in Preparation for Rapid Start to Gaming Entertainment

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SELLS, Ariz. – The Tohono O’odham Nation’s West Valley Resort project is moving forward and is poised to begin major construction operations. All pre-construction activities, including soil testing, archaeological surveys and related studies have been completed. A joint venture headed by Hunt Construction Group and PENTA Building Group has been assembled to construct the resort, and all key subcontractors have been retained to work on the project.

Fencing around the entire construction site is complete. Next, a $7 million grading project and related activities will begin on the site. Construction operations will continue to ramp up while the Nation awaits delivery of multimillion dollar orders for steel and concrete.

The Nation is aware that the West Valley community supports the new jobs the Resort will bring, and is working to open the gaming portion of its facility in the project’s first permanent structure, which is expected to be completed within the next 12 months.

This first phase of the facility will feature over 1,000 slots, restaurants, bar, rewards center, and cage, and will include a 1,100 space surface parking lot. Its operation will also create more than 500 new, permanent jobs in the West Valley. After the first phase is established, construction of the second phase of the $400 million project will continue, including the final, fully-developed gaming facility.

Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise CEO Andy Asselin said, "We are very excited to be moving forward with developing this state-of-the-art entertainment facility. We are eager to begin gaming and creating thousands of jobs and positive economic development in the West Valley."

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise is an entity of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally-recognized Indian tribe, with existing reservation lands in Maricopa County, Pinal County, and Pima County, Arizona. The West Valley Resort is located at 95th and Northern avenues on lands that were taken into trust by the federal government and it will generate thousands of new jobs and more than $300 million in annual economic impact. For more information, visit www.westvalleyresort.com.

 Note: rendering of the first phase gaming facility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farewell Reception for Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack and Councilmember Manny Martinez: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 5:00 – 6:45 p.m. Council Chambers Lobby 5850 West Glendale Avenue.

 We joined them for  cake and coffee!

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Photo #1 – cutting cake:  Nan Robinson and Martina Longoria who both are council assistants.

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Photo #2 -  Joe Larger Glendale 11 Media Production Specialist, Cindy Nossek Council Assistant (and retiring a the end of this week) Vice  Mayor Yvonne Knaack retiring next week and  Laurie Berg Sapp, Acting Deputy Communications Director.

 

 

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Photo #3 -  Joe Larger Glendale 11 Media Production Specialist, Cindy Nossek Council offices (and retiring a the end of this week) Vice  Mayor Yvonne Knaack retiring next week and Laurie Berg Sapp, Acting Deputy Communications Director.

 

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 Photo #4 -  Vice Mayor Knaack talks with Marcia Zientek, Management Assistant, as Pam Hanna City Clerk  looks on.

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Photo #5 -  Councilmember Martinez shakes hands with Tom Duensing, Finance and Tech Director, as he talks with Jack Friedline,Public Works director.

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Photo #6 -  Councilmember Manny Martinez receives gift from City Manager Brenda Fischer, as Jack Friedline, Public Works director.and Tom Duensing, Finance and Tech Director look on.

 

 

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Photo #7 -  Retiring Councilmember Manny Martinez  opens  gif bag  from  City Manager Brenda Fischer

 

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Photo #8 -   Councilmember Martinez shakes hands with Diane Wood,  Senior Management Assistant. as Deanne Burt, Management Assistant, and Glendale Judge Elizabeth Finn look on

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Photo #9 -   Councilmember Martinez shakes hands with Deanne Burt, Management Assistant.


ARIZONA COYOTES FOUNDATION AND GIVESTEP.COM

OFFER NEW WAY TO DONATE

 

 

           

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes Foundation, the official charity of the Arizona Coyotes, recently launched a new fundraising campaign through GiveStep.com that makes it possible for Coyotes fans to support their favorite teams off the ice by connecting their donations to what happens on the ice.

 

As the team competes in the competitive Western Conference, Coyotes fans are now able to donate to the Arizona Coyotes Foundation when players like Captain Shane Doan and defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson record a point; when goalie Mike Smith makes a save; or when the team records a win.

 

"We are excited to partner with GiveStep.com to provide our fans with a fun way to donate and give back to the community while following the Coyotes team and our players," said Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc.

 

"My colleagues and I at GiveStep.com are both thrilled and honored to partner with the Arizona Coyotes Foundation," said Adam Bagarella, GiveStep.com co-founder and CEO. "The Coyotes are a leader in the Valley community and we are confident that our platform will help their foundation continue to serve the people of Arizona."

 

Fans can join the GiveStep movement and donate to the Arizona Coyotes Foundation by visiting https://givestep.com/cause/arizona-coyotes-foundation.

 

ABOUT THE ARIZONA COYOTES FOUNDATION

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healthcare, education and cultural arts programs for children and service men and women. We are dedicated to health and wellness programs that stimulate the growth of youth sports and financially supporting programs that encourage teamwork skills while building future leaders in our community. Over the past 18 years, the Coyotes have proudly raised millions of dollars that have helped hundreds of children's charities in the Valley of the Sun.

 

 ABOUT GIVESTEP.COM

GiveStep.com is a crowdfunding platform powered by sports and the passion of fans that provides a new way to support charitable causes. Using GiveStep's "event-based giving" system, fans can make donations to causes of their choosing whenever their favorite sports teams or athletes win, score, or make a play (think fantasy sports meets charitable giving).


-COYOTES

 

 

GLENDALE PARKS UNDERGO REPAIRS FOLLOWING RAINS

Possible Parking Restrictions as Trail and Parking Lot Damage Repaired

            GLENDALE, Ariz. –

“The work will be done during the work week and will not begin before 6:30 a.m. each day,” King explains.  No trail closures are anticipated but parking lot restrictions will occur to allow for heavy equipment and repairs. 

In the aftermath of the epic monsoon storms this past September, the City of Glendale Park and Recreation Division continues their work to repair parks, retentions, sporting facilities and trail systems affected by the record rain fall. 


“The obvious damage like downed power lines and splintered trees has been repaired, but the massive amount of water impaired several trails and parking lots which we are now focused on,” said Glendale’s Park and Recreation Manager, Paul King. “These repairs will be labor intensive and will take months to do.” 


On Monday, Dec. 1, the latest phase of repairs will begin as contractors work in 11 areas at four different parks repairing parking lots, portions of trails, fencing and other damage. The repairs will be conducted at the Grand Canal Linear Park, Sahuaro Ranch Park, Thunderbird Paseo Linear Trail and Thunderbird Conservation Park. The repairs are slated to continue through January.
“With more than three inches of rainfall on Sept. 8, several trail sections along the Grand Canal Linear Park were damaged. We will also fix the parking lot near the equestrian center that has been closed since the storm,” King said. In addition, repairs will be made to the 75th Avenue parking lot landscaping north of Camelback Rd. 


Sahuaro Ranch Park will have planters and gravel slopes mended. Thunderbird Paseo Linear Trail will have work done to replace a drainage culvert on 59th Avenue. The final repair will be to the picnic area in the inner parking loop of the Thunderbird Conservation Park, from the 59th Avenue access point. 

“Through this process we will provide as much advance notice as possible to users through signage at the parks and on our website about anticipated restrictions,” King said.

The repair work is estimated to be completed by mid-January. For more information on Glendale’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services page at www.glendaleaz.com/ParksandRecreation.

 

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GLENDALE INSTALLS NEW DYNAMIC MESSAGING SIGNS

New signs will improve traffic flow in downtown area

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale Transportation is installing new dynamic message signs (DMS) for traffic approaching the city’s downtown area, to alert drivers of traffic restrictions or delays that may lie ahead.

The new DMS will be located at the following spots:

·         Eastbound Glendale approaching 67th Ave

·         Westbound Glendale approaching 51st Ave

·         Northbound 59th approaching Bethany Home Rd

·         Southbound 59th approaching Northern Ave

Residents and drivers in these areas will see the structures being installed currently, with an anticipated completion in January 2015. The signs are designed to distribute information for drivers that will help alleviate traffic congestion as well as traffic delays. Messages will include train delay notifications, street closures, event-related traffic information and travel times.

            Technology like these signs will assist the public traveling to events in the downtown Glendale area, like the Glendale Glitter & Glow Block Party on Jan. 10 and the Glendale Chocolate Affaire on Jan. 30-31.

            For additional information about this, and other transportation projects in Glendale, visit www.glendaleaz.com/transportation.

 

 

 

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KKAT-TV/ Glendale Daily Planet covered Glendale Glitters here is Mayor Jerry Weiers 
and Amy Van Dyken-Rouen threw the switch to light thousands of lights!

 

 

 

 

 

Jingle Bell Rockin' Nights
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Downtown Glendale’s Murphy Park will be packed with music, lights and excitement. Entertainment will include performances of both holiday music and oldies you can dance to, as well as dance troupe performances. On the music stage Friday night will feature Zimis and Saturday will be Peppermint James. The event will also feature holiday arts and crafts, inflatable rides and visits with Santa Claus. Bring your camera, or have Santa’s helper snap one for a small fee. Another fun activity will be an Ugly Sweater contest on Saturday, with great prizes; the contest will also highlight the Go Recycle Arizona textile recycling drive that runs Nov. 20 – Dec. 20 in downtown Glendale.


              Entertainment lineup on the amphitheater stage for Glendale’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights:

Friday, December 5

6:00

Bricks Dance Studio

7:00

Desert Garden Singers

8:00

Michaela's Dance Magic

9:00

Musical Theatre of Anthem

 

Saturday, December 6

6:00

Desert West Dance

7:00

Spotlight Entertainment

8:00

Saguaro Skippers

9:00

The Dance Shoppe

Winter Wonderland Weekend
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

             For the first time in downtown Glendale, this year’s Winter Wonderland weekend will feature an ice skating rink, complete with skates you can borrow on site. The frozen ice might also be accompanied by some popular “frozen” characters! Free make-and-take crafts, face-painting, Santa Claus and musical entertainment, plus a movie showing of The Polar Express on Friday, and the Walt Disney favorite, Frozen on Saturday.


            Entertainment lineup for Glendale’s Winter Wonderland Weekend:

 

Friday, December 12

6:00

Glendale Community College Choirs

7:00

Desert Star Dance

8:00

Glendale Union HS District Vocal Ensembles

 

Saturday, December 13

6:00

Lori Ford's Studio

7:00

The Dance Project

8:00

My Kids in Sign

9:00

Cactus High School Dance

Spirit of Giving Weekend
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

             Highlights include all the fun family activities that Glendale Glitters always brings, plus special celebration of and donation drives for worthy local charities. A new element this year will be a Go Recycle Arizona textiles donation drive. This local company recycles household textiles, such as curtains, towels, clothing and shoes, and donates a portion of the proceeds to an organization, in this case, Glendale’s From the Heart program. Help make a difference by participating in the textile recycling drive. Free make-and-take crafts, face-painting, Santa Claus and musical entertainment, plus a movie showing each evening of the perennial holiday classic, A Christmas Story.


             Entertainment lineup for Glendale’s Spirit of Giving Weekend:

 

Friday, December 19

6:00

Elite Dance Academy

7:00

The Boot Scooters

8:00

Cannedy Performing Arts

9:00

L.A. Dance

 

Saturday, December 20

6:00

Arizona Dance Artistry

7:00

Arizona Twirling Athletes

 

8:00

Red Dragon Kenpo Karate

 

9:00

Leap of Faith Dance +

 

 

The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday display remains lit nightly through Jan. 10, from 5-11 p.m. each evening. Historic Downtown Glendale is located at 58th and Glendale avenues. For more information, call the Special Event Hotline at 623-930-2299, or visit www.glendaleaz.com/events.

           




 

Young Football Fans Compete at Cards Game. 

Young pro football fans will show off their football skills at the Arizona Cardinals game on Sunday, Dec. 7 as part of the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick (PP&K) event. The City of Glendale teams up with the Arizona Cardinals to host the team championship of this national skills competition. The NFL PP&K event is the NLF’s oldest grassroots initiative and continues to allow children to experience the fun of learning football fundamentals in engaging and supportive non-contact environment. Glendale is proud to have chaired the PP&K event for over 25 years. The Punt, Pass and Kick competitions start to take place in early June through September with the local competitions, which can be hosted by schools, youth football groups and other community –based events. Sectional competitions are held in early October and are completed by mid-November. “We, the City of Glendale host a local, sectional and the team championship annually,” said PP&K Chair and Glendale Recreation Coordinator, Mike Davis. “We want to make sure all kids have a chance to play and experience football through this exciting program.” The Arizona PP&K Team Championship will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 40, first place finishers from past competitions will compete. The boys and girls are allowed one punt, one pass and one place kick for this competition. Scores are based on distance and accuracy. The winners will be invited onto the field during halftime where they will showcase their skills in a passing exhibition. During the third quarter of the game the winner of the 2014 AZ Cardinal PP&K will be announced over the public address system. The winner will be flown to the AFC or NFC championship game to compete in the PP&K National Championship.




 

GLENDALE MAYOR JERRY WEIERS HIGHLIGHTS MAYOR’S YOUTH 
ADVISORY COMMISSION on “Glendale Today”
 

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers highlights the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission (MYAC), inspiring youths by encouraging them to take an active role in local government, on his new edition of the TV show “Glendale Today.” The show profiles a dynamic group of past and present students with the goal of improving their community.

Mayor Weiers talks about the benefits and experiences in MYAC with the current president of the organization, Taylor Field, a senior at Mountain Ridge High School, and two former MYAC students who have gone on to successful careers, Maria Hechanova and Paul Senseman. The group is comprised of students who live or go to school in Glendale, and volunteer for community service, raise funds for projects and provide the Mayor with perspective on issues facing teens. 

To find out more about joining MYAC go online at www.glendaleaz.com/mayor or call the Mayor’s office at 623-930-2260. 

The show begins airing October 24 at 8 p.m. “Glendale Today” is produced by staff from the city-owned TV station Glendale 11. The show will air daily on Glendale 11 and can be viewed online via the city’s video library at www.glendaleaz.com/video. 

 

 

Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards 2014

   Hamilton And Los Angeles Confidential Magazine Announced 8th
    Annual Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards Event Honoring Off
      Screen Heroes On November 9th, 2014 At The Ebell Of Los
                              Angeles

Biel, Switzerland, Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hamilton watches,
known for their pioneering role in the worlds of aviation and cinema as
well as their innovative timekeeping technology, and Los Angeles
Confidential magazine, the premiere luxury, lifestyle publication in
Los Angeles, hosted the 8th annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards on
November 9, 2014 at The Ebell of Los Angeles. The awards ceremony paid
tribute to the brilliant behind-the-scenes talents whose individual
work contributes to the quality of a motion picture and to the lasting
impression that it has on movie audiences.

See images from the event here:
http://inr.synapticdigital.com/hamilton/behindthecamera2014/

Hamilton celebrates watch appearances in more than 400 films, most
recently Interstellar. This year's honorees and presenters have
received over 86 Oscars, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA and SAG Awards and
nominations. Sylvain Dolla, CEO of Hamilton watches remarked,
"Watchmaking and filmmaking are similar in that we both share a passion
for creating something uniquely beautiful that inspires and touches our
audience."

The funny guys Channing Tatum and Steve Carell were joking while
presenting an award to the Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller: "Bennet
Miller is scary!" Tatum added, "Steve's character in Foxcatcher is
basically an impression of Bennett Miller. "

Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actor Matthew Morrison emceed this
year's awards ceremony and was joined by an elite assembly of A-list
actors, actresses and award-winning filmmakers to present these most
illustrious awards.

The honorees were selected from movies released during the year and/or
qualified and presented at the most recent prestigious movie festivals
of Cannes, Toronto and Venice as well as at the Festival of the
American Film Institute.

The list of honorees for the Hamilton Behind the Camera 2014 Awards
included:


  -- Director: Bennett Miller, "Foxcatcher" Presented by Golden Globe
Winning
     Actor, Steve Carell and Award Winning Actor Channing Tatum
  -- Film Editor: Sandra Adair, "Boyhood" Presented by Emmy Award Winning
and
     Golden Globe Nominated Actress, Patricia Arquette
  -- Breakthrough Producers: Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy
     Schwarzman, "The Imitation Game" Presented by Award Winning Actor,
Allen
     Leech
  -- Visual Effects: Dan Lemmon, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". Presented
     by Award Winning Andy Serkis
  -- Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt, "Gone Girl". Presented by
     Award-Nominated Actress, Michelle Monaghan
  -- Screenwriter: J.C. Chandor, "A Most Violent Year", Presented by Emmi
     Nominated, Will Arnett
  -- Cinematographer: Robert Yeoman, "The Grand Budapest Hotel", Presented
by
     Tony Revolori
  -- Property Master: Ellen Freund, "Mad Men", Presented by Award-Nominated
     Actress, Keirnan Shipka
  -- Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Film Music: Alexandre
Desplat,
     "The Imitation Game", "The Grand Budapest Hotel", "Unbroken",
"Godzilla",
     "The Monuments Men"; Presented by Award-Nominated Actor Matthew Goode




Hamilton:Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
and today its watches combine the American spirit with the unrivalled
precision of the latest Swiss movements and technologies. Since 1951
the brand's distinctive watches have caught the attention of the
world's leading screen stylists. Their eye-catching shapes, modern
materials and unique designs have earned them appearances in more than
400 films. Throughout the years, Hamilton has created a tradition of
integrating its signature styles with epic storylines - from Stanley
Kubrick's futuristic 2001: A Space Odyssey to sci-fi stand-outs I Am
Legend and the fan-favorite Men in Black trilogy. In 2014 the brand
reclaims its role in Interstellar, when the Khaki Pilot Day Date
appears on the wrist of Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey).
www.hamiltonwatch.com

Los Angeles Confidential:Los Angeles Confidential magazine is the
premiere glossy publication in Los Angeles, celebrating the finest in
fashion, art, beauty, culture, dining, entertainment, interior design,
nightlife and travel. Los Angeles Confidential covers the hottest
trends and most influential players and tastemakers from an insider's
point of view. Los Angeles Confidential is published by Niche Media
Holdings, LLC, publisher of city-specific publications including: Aspen
Peak, Austin Way, Boston Common, Capitol File, Gotham, Hamptons, Los
Angeles Confidential, Michigan Avenue, Ocean Drive, Philadelphia Style
and Vegas magazines. Its custom publishing titles include Art Basel,
Wynn, Maison & Objet Miami Beach and The Mall at Short Hills. Through
its strategic distribution model and significant investment in verified
data from Nielsen Claritas, Niche Media is the only regional, lifestyle
publishing company that is guaranteed to reach the sophisticated and
affluent audience in each of our cities. Niche Media titles exceed
14,000 pages with a combined annual distribution of 4.6 million copies
nationally.




 

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Join Arizona Governor Jan Brewer & Kurt Warner and his family representing The Treasure House as honored guests of the Hometown Christmas Parade. Christmas isn't just another holiday, the birth of Jesus is the heart of Christmas, so it should be a celebration like no other! Prepare your float, marching band, dance troupe or whatever you've got and come be a part of the Hometown Christmas Parade, where the true Star of Christmas will truly shine. 
Proceeds benefit Hope for Hunger.


Do you or someone you know like to sing? 

 

Help break a record for the largest group of Christmas Carolers!  We are looking for outgoing, fun singers of all skill levels to be a part of the largest group of Christmas Carolers and the grand finale of the 2nd Annual Hometown Christmas Parade.  Be sure to sign up to receive all the information



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PEORIA POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (PPOA) will hold their annual SHOP WITH A COP,
 December 13th at Kohl’s, 10072 West Happy Valley Road.

They will provide gifts for 50 children.

 

The Peoria Police Officer’s Association (PPOA) annual SHOP WITH A COP program is December 13th.  The fun begins at 6 a.m. at the main Peoria Police Department, 8351 West Cinnabar, Peoria.  From there children will travel to Chik Fil A, 16657 N. 83rd Avenue.  The children will receive breakfast beginning at 7 a.m.  From there, children and their police sponsors will travel to Kohl’s, 10072 West Happy Valley Road, Peoria, for a morning of shopping.

 

“We are very proud to provide this Christmas shopping experience for the most needy and vulnerable in our community,” Michael Faith, President PPOA, stated.  “For some of these children, these will be the only gifts that they have on Christmas morning; for others this will be their first positive encounter with a Police Officer.  For the Officers, it’s an opportunity to give back to the community for the support the community shows throughout the year.”

 

PPOA is still accepting donations for Shop With a Cop.  Please contact:  Michael Faith, 602.291.9785, for additional information.  

 

 

American Masters Series Produces New Documentary Bing Crosby Rediscovered,
 Featuring Unprecedented Access to Crosby’s Archives

By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

 

Premieres nationwide Tuesday, December 2 on PBS and DVD

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme.

This new documentary American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered (check local listings) is the series’ Season 28 finale, explores the life and legend of this iconic performer, revealing a man far more complex than his public persona.

Thirty-seven years after his death, Crosby remains the most recorded performer in history with nearly 400 hit singles, and achievement no one has come close to matching.

"We naturally think of Bing a Christmastime, but with more No. 1 recordings than anyone, it is easy to overlook all of his other achievements. Thankfully, this documentary film delves deeply into all of his remarkable work, and will surprise many viewer with a unique perspective on his private life," says Michael Kanto, executive producer of American Masters.

At his prime he was singing to 50 million people per week. He made acting, dancing and singing all look like anyone could do them, because he made it all look effortless. Bing Crosby, when preforming was incredibly entertaining and his characters seem to be very easy-going kinds of guys. In his private life with his first family, things were not so easy-going. Nevertheless, at this time of year, most of us will listen to and enjoy a Bing Crosby holiday classic, "White Christmas".

 

 

 




 

GLENDALE FIREFIGHTERS IN NEED OF ITEMS

FOR HOLIDAY TOY AND CLOTHING DRIVE

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– For thirteen years Glendale Firefighters have been giving back to their community. Glendale firefighters are working hard to collect items for the Holiday Clothing and Toy Drive, which benefits children and families in need from the Glendale area. 

This Saturday marks the 2nd weekend for the event and Glendale Firefighters are still working towards their goal of helping 450 families.

Firefighters are asking residents to donate new toys and new clothing for this effort. The items needed include: socks, underwear and jackets (for all ages), plus blankets, pillows and toys.  The age group most in need is kids between the ages of 6 and 14.

Firefighters began collecting on November 29th and will continue through December 15th at all the locations listed below. We will be at the K-Mart at 67 Ave. and Bell Road December 6th and 13th from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, drop off sites have been set up at all nine Glendale fire stations and the Glendale Fire Marshal’s Office.  Those locations are:

 

T              Fire Station #151:  6851 North 52nd Ave.

T              Fire Station #152:  6850 W. Bethany Home Road

T              Fire Station #153:  14061 N. 59th Ave.

T              Fire Station #154:  4439 W. Peoria

T              Fire Station #155:  6255 W. Union Hills

T              Fire Station #156:  6801 W. Deer Valley

T              Fire Station #157:  9658 N. 59th Ave.

T              Fire Station #158:  6261 N. 83rd Ave.

T              Fire Station #159: 17159 N. 63rd Ave.

T              Glendale Fire Marshall’s Office: 6829 N58th Drive (during business hours)

 

The new clothes and new toys will be given to families who are part of a special wish list from schools in the city of Glendale, as provided by the schools’ nurses and social workers. Last year, Glendale Firefighters assisted more than 350 families and collected more than $50,000 worth of new clothing and toys for Glendale families.

For more information regarding the Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive, please call 623-930-4400.

 

 

It’s time for Glendale Glitters

By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

 

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

Official switch throwers! --  Mayor Jerry Weiers 
and Amy Van Dyken-Rouen threw the switch to light thousands of lights!

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Friday evening 1.5 million lights filled the night with colors and wonder. This year’s lights are LED rather an incandescent.

Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was the special guest that helped Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers light up the city during the Countdown to Glendale Glitters Show on November 28 at 5:30 p.m. This year, as Glendale prepares to host Super Bowl XLIX, the theme for the show will be Super City, ‘Super Stars’ and Van Dyken-Rouen, along with other special guests, helped the Mayor and City Council flip the switch on 1.5 million lights throughout downtown Glendale.

Van Dyken-Rouen, a Valley resident, is one of the most decorated American swimmers of all time, winning six gold medals during her career. Earlier this year, she was injured in an ATV accident and severed her spinal cord leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. As she has worked tirelessly through rehabilitative therapy, she has inspired people all across the nation with her strength and determination.

"We are thrilled to have Amy as our special guest to honor not only what she has done in her athletic career, but more importantly for the courage that she has displayed in her personal life," said Communications Director Julie Watters. "The city is also recognizing other members of our community that contribute in less visible but no less important ways to make Glendale an amazing place. They are hometown ‘Super Stars’ and we are shining a spotlight on them, too." The celebration included eight ‘Super Stars’; a teacher, an athlete, a pageant winner, a student, a musician, a police officer, a firefighter and a young hero.

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen will be the Grand Marshal of the Fiesta Bowl Parade on December 27, 2014 at 11 a. m. 

The last night to enjoy the lights in Murphy Park and Historic Catlin Court is January 10, 2015.Festive holiday entertainment for the 30-minute show pre-lighting show, featured local musicians and dance groups including: Andy and Jennifer of Barrio Latino, Ashley Wineland, C’est la Vie and the Dance Gallerie. 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0125.

Eight amazing community ‘Super Stars’ were recognized during the countdown to switching on the Glendale Glitter lights on Friday evening. Pictured: Lauren Moore (outstanding student), Nate Adams (motocross champion and graduate of Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale), Officer John Davidge (Glendale Police Department), Carol Dana (Ms Senior Arizona 2014), David Colson (Glendale Firefighter of the Year) and Deb Moore (ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service). Not pictured are Andy Gonzalez (his band Barrio Latino) and Joseph Breeden (a young hero who saved a toddler from drowning).

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0193.

The Glendale Glitter lights came on Friday evening November 28. The annual event has become an annual event for many families throughout the Valley.
Glendale Glitters is now in its 21st year.

 

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0228.

It was a warm day on Friday, November 28, so who wouldn’t like to play in the snow.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 88.

C’est la Vie was first on stage at the pre-lighting show at this year’s countdown to Glendale Glitters.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0117.

Ashley Wineland, a hometown country recording artist, on stage at the countdown to the lighting of the Glendale Glitter lights.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0101.

Dancers from Dance Gallerie preforming at the countdown to the lighting of the lights for Glendale Glitters.

 

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0122.

Danielle Lerner, ABC15 Arizona, was the MC for the countdown program.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 146.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and Olympian Amy Van Dyken-Rouen moved the big light switch from the off position to the on position. And when they do, the 1.5 million lights covering 16 blocks in downtown Glendale and in Historic Catlin Court will light and start the holiday season.

And… Santa is coming!

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Lailonni and Benjamin Alvarado  get  with Santa and  ponder what  they want this  year  for Christmas!

 

 

 

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

“The weather starts to change and we reach for the pumpkin-spice cookies, cider doughnuts and beer, which launches us into processed carbohydrates season,” says Dr. Davis, author of “Wheat Belly Total Health,” (www.wheatbellyblog.com), the latest in his bestselling “Wheat Belly” series.

“They make us tired and sluggish when we especially need energy as we prepare for all the fun stuff and preparation that lead up to Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hannukah, and they cause us to gain weight, which we immediately pledge to shed come New Year’s.”  

People have been taught that the refined, processed carbohydrates in foods like white rice, white bread and traditionally baked goods are “bad carbs.” We’re told we’ll be healthier, happier and slimmer if we get stick to the “good carbs” in fruits, nuts and whole grains.

Not true, Dr. Davis says – at least in the case of grains.

“Grasses and grains like wheat are a great food source for goats, cows and the like,” he says. “But humans have a different digestive process and different nutritional needs. Grasses are not only responsible for unwanted weight gain, but also more serious conditions, including Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. We just weren’t meant to eat them.”

That doesn’t mean you have to do without your favorite treats during the holidays. Just make them a different way.

He offers these recipes:

•  Pumpkin Spice Muffins (makes 12):
2 cups ground almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup ground golden flaxseed
Sweetener such as Truvia or stevia extract equivalent to 3/4 cup sucrose
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of fine sea salt
1 can (15 ounces) unsweetened pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sour cream or canned coconut milk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup walnut oil
melted coconut oil or extra-light olive oil.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin. Stir together the almond meal, walnuts, flaxseed, sweetener, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir together the pumpkin, sour cream or coconut milk, eggs, and oil in another large bowl. Stir the pumpkin mixture into the almond meal mixture and mix thoroughly. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling them about half full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out dry, about 45 minutes. Cool the muffins in the pans 10 to 15 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

•  Wheat-free Cauliflower Mushroom Dressing:
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
1 pound loose ground pork sausage
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
1 head cauliflower
1 green pepper, chopped
4-ounce can/jar roasted red peppers
8 ounces Portabella mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons ground golden flaxseed
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon ground tarragon
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring approximately 12 ounces water to a boil in sauce pan. Toss in porcini mushrooms and turn heat down to maintain below boiling. Stir every couple of minutes for 20 minutes. In deep sauce pan, sauté sausage in 1 tablespoon olive oil, along with celery and onions, until sausage is cooked. Drain excess oil. Place saucepan back on low heat. Break cauliflower into small florets and add to sausage mix. Toss in drained porcini mushrooms along with approximately 4 ounces of the porcini broth, remainder of olive oil, green pepper, roasted red peppers, Portabella mushrooms and flaxseed. Add onion powder, sage, thyme, tarragon, salt and black pepper and stir. Transfer to baking dish and place in oven. Bake for 45 minutes.

About Dr. William Davis

William Davis, MD is a cardiologist and author of several books that have sold more than 2 million copies, including the No.1 New York Times bestseller “Wheat Belly.” He has appeared on major national media including the Dr. Oz Show, CBS This Morning, National Public Radio, and Live! with Kelly.. Davis has built a substantial online presence on his Wheat Belly Blog, (www.wheatbellyblog.com), with more than 300,000 visits per month. He is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine, with training in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease at the Ohio State University Hospitals. A Case Western Reserve University Hospitals, he served as Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship and Assistant Professor of Medicine. 

 

 

 

Glendale  Homicide

Glendale Police Make an Arrest in Dawn McCauley Homicide

 

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – On Monday, November 24th, 2014, a little past midnight, the Glendale Police Department received a 911 call of shots fired in the 5700 block of W. Cortez Street. Citizens in the neighborhood heard shots fired in the area and contacted police. Upon arrival, Glendale Police Officers began to circulate the area. They located 45 year old Glendale resident Dawn McCauley slumped over in her vehicle in front of her residence. Dawn had sustained gun shots to the body. She was treated at the scene by Glendale Fire and transported to a local valley trauma center where she was declared deceased.

Glendale Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. After obtaining a search warrant, no individuals were found in Dawn's residence. Detectives worked tirelessly throughout the morning hours. As Detectives gathered information and evidence, they were able to identify a person of interest. That person of interest was Dawn's estranged husband, Edward McCauley.

A search warrant was served on Edward McCauley's residence in Peoria where items of evidentiary value were located. He was not located at the residence. Detectives with the Glendale Police Fugative Apprehension Squad along with the U.S. Marshal Service were able to locate Edward McCauley late this afternoon in a rental car in the parking lot of a restaurant near N. 67th Avenue and the I-10 freeway. He was taken into custody without incident and detained for questioning. During the interview with Detectives, Edward McCauley confessed to his involvement in the shooting and killing of Dawn McCauley as she prepared to leave for work in her vehicle late last night. Edward McCauley admitted to killing Dawn for reasons to include a new relationship she had become involved in with another man.

 

Through their investigative efforts, Detectives working the case were able to develop probable cause for the arrest of Edward McCauley for the murder of Dawn McCauley. Edward McCauley was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail late this evening for 1st Degree Murder. 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

Parade Entry deadline is
Nov 27th - Sign up today!

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Join Arizona Governor Jan Brewer & Kurt Warner and his family representing 
The Treasure House as honored guests of the Hometown Christmas Parade. 
Christmas isn't just another holiday, the birth of Jesus is the heart of Christmas,
 so it should be a celebration like no other! Prepare your float, marching band, 
dance troupe or whatever you've got and come be a part of the Hometown 
Christmas Parade, where the true Star of Christmas will truly shine.  
Proceeds benefit Hope for Hunger.

Be a part of the fun & sign up today!

www.hometownchristmasparade.org
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLENDALE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUEST AMY VAN DYKEN-ROUEN

FOR COUNTDOWN TO GLENDALE GLITTERS NOVEMBER 28 
Glendale Glitters Spectacular presented by Sears Vacations

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen will be the special guest to help light up the city during the Countdown to Glendale Glitters Show on Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. This year, as Glendale prepares to host Super Bowl XLIX, the theme for the show will be Super City, Super Stars and Van Dyken-Rouen, along with other special guests, will help the Mayor and City Council flip the switch on 1.5 million lights throughout downtown Glendale.

Van Dyken-Rouen, a Valley resident, is one of the most decorated American swimmers of all time, winning six gold medals during her career. Earlier this year, she was injured in an ATV accident and severed her spinal cord leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. As she has worked tirelessly through rehabilitative therapy, she has inspired people all across the nation with her strength and determination.

"We are thrilled to have Amy as our special guest to honor not only what she has done in her athletic career, but more importantly for the courage that she has displayed in her personal life," said Communications Director Julie Watters. "The city is also recognizing other members of our community that contribute in less visible but no less important ways to make Glendale an amazing place. They are hometown ‘Super Stars’ and we are shining a spotlight on them, too." The celebration’s eight ‘Super Stars’ include a teacher, an athlete, a pageant winner, a student, a musician, a police officer, a firefighter and a young hero.

Festive, holiday entertainment for the 30-minute show, between 5:30 and 6 p.m., features local musicians and dance groups including: Andy and Jennifer of Barrio Latino, Ashley Wineland, C’est la Vie and the Dance Gallerie. The complete lineup of entertainment for both days opening weekend will include:

 

Glitters Spectacular Special Guests Add 1.1.1 Friday, November 28

6:30

Dance Gallerie

7:15

Marilyn's Academy of Dance

8:15

GCU Student Dance Education Organization

9:15

Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company

 

 




 

 

DON’T LET THANKSGIVING TURN INTO A PAIN IN THE DRAIN

Glendale Water Services Not In My Drain! Campaign Helps Residents Prevent Clogged Drains

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Don’t let this Thanksgiving holiday turn into a royal pain in the drain. Glendale’s Water Services reminds residents of a few simple rules to avoid costly plumbing problems with their Not In My Drain! campaign.

The public information campaign helps citizens prevent sanitary sewer clogs during Thanksgiving, and year round, to save themselves and the city the trouble and expense of repairing pipes that are clogged. When fats, oils, and grease from daily kitchen use are poured into drains, it can solidify in pipes and cause costly sewer blockages and overflows. This can potentially damage homes, cause raw sewage to backup into city streets, threaten public health, and cause damage to the environ­ment. Starting with Thanksgiving and continuing through the holiday season when kitchen activities reach their peak, the situation can become severe.  Avoid ruining your festivities with an emergency call to clear a clogged drain.  The easiest way to solve the problem of grease blockage is to keep grease out of the drains in the first place.

            Glendale’s Water Services produced a Not In My Drain! Brochure highlighting five steps to protect against clogged drains.

§  DO NOT put grease down garbage disposals.

§  Scrape food scraps into a can or trash for disposal. Put baskets or strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids. Empty the drain baskets or strainers into the trash.

§  For small amounts of oil or grease pre-wipe pots and pans prior to washing them by using paper towels to soak it up. Then dispose in the trash.

§  For amounts ranging from a cup to a pint, pour the grease or oil into a container and freeze it. Put the frozen grease into the trash the day your trash is collected. Try to use a non-recyclable container if possible. If you have none available, a tin or steel can will work.

§  For moderate amounts, from a pint to a gallon, use cat litter to solidify the grease or oil. Put the cat litter in a double-lined plastic bag and pour the grease into the bag. Be sure there is no free liquid before tying the bag shut.

For more information on the Not In My Drain! campaign; visit Glendale’s Water Services webpage at www.glendaleaz.com/utilities .

It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like the Holiday Shopping Season!
 Black Friday is right around the corner. Are you ready?

 

 

Glendale, Ariz. – The Glendale Police Department would like to remind everyone to be alert, patient and mindful of safety during the quickly approaching holiday shopping season, which kicks off this weekend with many retailers. The holidays can be a stressful and busy time. Let us offer some crime prevention tips to help keep the holidays safe and enjoyable for you and your entire family!

Holiday Safety Shopping Tips

  • Lock packages and other valuables in the trunk before you park, never after you park. Thieves may be watching.
  • Don't overload yourself with packages.
  • Shop during daylight hours. If you must shop in the evening, shop with a friend.
  • If possible, shop in groups of two or more.
  • If you are elderly and alone, ask for an escort to your vehicle.
  • Park in well-lighted areas, as close as possible to store entrances. Be particularly aware of persons in the parking lot, especially near your car.
  • Lock your car and make sure the windows are closed.
  • Carry only the charge cards you will need. Don't carry large sums of cash.
  • Carry purses next to your body with the purse flap against you. Carry wallets in front or inside pockets.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. Don't allow your attention to become distracted from your purse or packages.
  • Teach children to go to a store clerk or security guard and ask for help if you become separated in a store or shopping mall.
  • Don't hesitate to notify store security if you see suspicious activity.
  • If you have to wait for a ride, wait in a busy, well-lighted place.
  • Pay particular attention while driving in crowded parking lots or while walking to and from your car, as both vehicle and pedestrian traffic increases.
  • Don’t drive or walk distracted. Don’t text while doing either, even in parking lots.
  • If you are a victim of a crime, call 911 to report it police immediately.

 

Ball hockey and another great place to play is coming soon to Bonsall Park
By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

 

The City of Glendale Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Division held a free youth engagement outreach event on Saturday, November 22, 2014 as part of the upcoming KaBOOM! Playground project.

The City of Glendale, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation and the KaBOOM! Nonprofit agency has teamed up to build a new and exciting playground at Bonsall Park on December 8, 2014. Part of the project allows children ages 4-14 to attend a free youth engagement outreach program hosted by the City of Glendale. The event Saturday featured hockey mini-clinics, hockey games and other fun things provided by Desert Hockey Development and the City of Glendale. The outreach event was held at Bonsall Park at the hockey rink on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00 p. m. to 4:00 p.m.

The KaBOOM! Power Play design will be constructed in one day on December 8, 2014 at Bonsall Park, 58th Avenue and Bethany Home Road which is just east of 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road; with the help of nearly 200 volunteers. Registration is being accepted, if you are interested in helping.

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing play to those who have the most need. The Arizona Coyotes Foundation "seeks to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healthcare, education and cultural arts programs for children and service men and women."

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A little about street hockey or ball hockey…

Street hockey is also called dek hockey or ball hockey and in some parts of Canada it is referred to as "road hockey". Street hockey is a variation ice hockey where the game is played with players not wearing skates, or wearing inline or roller skates and played with a ball or a puck . Both ball and puck forms are usually played on a hard surface using hockey sticks and a small ball or a puck.

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Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0064.

Ryliegh Flagger a 5th graded and Issac Flores a 6th grader were working on their ball hockey game at the hockey-mini clinic on Saturday, November 22 at Bonsall Park. Some players go onto play roller or ice hockey. Some of the kids that came to the event live in within walking distance to the "rink" at Bonsall Park. Equipment was provided for Saturday’s mini-hockey clinic. However donations of gently used hockey equipment are welcomed by Desert Hockey Development, http://deserthockeydevelopment.org/.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0053.

A preview of the playground that is coming to Bonsall Park on December 8, 2014. The KaBOOM! Power Play design will be constructed in one day on December 8, 2014 at Bonsall Park, 58th Avenue and Bethany Home Road which is just east of 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road; with the help of nearly 200 volunteers. Registration is being accepted, if you are interested in helping.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0058.

Front row: Issac Flores and Ryliegh Flagger, Second row: Bea Wyatt, Jennifer and Darrin Lacey, and Larry Feiner. Darrin Lacey is Chariman/President of Desert Hockey Development (DHD). Bea Wyatt is the organization’s secretary and Jennifer Lacey and Larry Feiner are on the DHD board of directors.

Both Darrin and Larry played hockey when they were kids. The love of the game stayed with them as they both still play and are big Arizona Coyotes fans. Bea on the other hand went to a hockey game in Glendale and was hooked!

Desert Hockey Development is a youth outreach non-profit organization founded in 2013 and is dedicated to building youth hockey in Glendale.

 

Glendale hosts its 3rd Annual Resource Fair

By Bette Sharpe – Glendale Daily Planet

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0051.

Pictured above from Glendale High School in alphabetical order are: Jordin Dominguez, Nayeli Gonzalez, Andre Grajeda, Jennifer Hernandez, Kiley Macaulay, Jovanny Martinez, Rocio Modera, Elizabeth Monlinar, teacher (sitting), Antonia Sanchez, and Leora Wright. Students from Glendale High School civic clubs prepared food boxes to be given out on Saturday to the first 150 families who came through the doors. A crowd waiting for the doors to open at

9:00 a. m.

 

The City of Glendale hosted its 3rd Annual Health and Resource Fair on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p. m. at the Civic Center. The event included onsite enrollment for Utility Assistance for Glendale residents, Salvation Army Project Share, Southwest Gas’s Discount Plan, SRP Economy Price Plan Monthly Discount, AHCCCS Enrollment, WIC, Affordable Care Act and more. There were free health screenings and other medical treatment checks also.

 

Early estimates indicated that 850 people attended the event. The majority came early when the doors opened. The first 150 families to enter were able to take home a free turkey. Students from the Glendale High School DECCA and the Environmental Clubs built food boxes (or bags) with items that would accompany a turkey dinner. The bag of groceries was matched up with those who received a free turkey.

 

"It is a one-stop shop for residents from the city’s low-income population to attend and get so much help in one location," Rebecca Daniel, Glendale’s Community Action Program Manager said. "Last year we had about 1,000 participants. Every year this event grows with agencies and residents."

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0046.

Cathy Kuiawa, Maricopa Medical Center, holds to comfort, squishy bears. Each bear has a band aid and a picture of an x-ray to comfort children who go to the hospital or if they need an x-ray.

 

 

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