2019 August Archive - SanTan Sun News - page 5

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Affordable housing ranked Chandler’s top problem
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Affordable housing ranked Chandler’s top problem

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   Affordable housing was ranked as Chandler’s most pressing societal need in a recent assessment administered by city officials.  As property values have risen in Chandler over the last couple...
Study: Chandler among 10 healthiest housing markets
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Study: Chandler among 10 healthiest housing markets

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Santan Sun News Staff   Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert are among the 10 healthiest housing markets among American cities with a population of more than 200,000, according to a new study. Smart Asset, a technology company that...
Tomato pesto pasta with zoodles offers oodles of delight
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Tomato pesto pasta with zoodles offers oodles of delight

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With jan D’Atri, Where To Eat Contributor I know I’m a little late to the picnic. By now many of you own a Spiralizer, but pasta has always been my go-to dish. I never much thought about making noodles from zucchini. But a...
Two men plead guilty to Chandler murder
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Two men plead guilty to Chandler murder

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Santan Sun News Staff   Two men have pleaded guilty to killing a Chandler man last year after a dispute involving payment for female escorts.  Matthew Vacaneri, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder on...
Neighbors rap $25M Chandler school deal
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Neighbors rap $25M Chandler school deal

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   The Chandler Unified School District has approved spending $25 million for land to build a new high school, despite a public outcry from neighbors near the site about noise and traffic...
Quadriplegic hopes to drive again
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Quadriplegic hopes to drive again

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   Marcos Castillo thinks walking is overrated.  The Chandler man hasn’t been on his feet since September 2001, when he sustained spinal injuries in a car accident and lost mobility in his arms...
Rabbi who survived shooting to speak in Mesa
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Rabbi who survived shooting to speak in Mesa

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Santan Sun News Staff   Rabbi Laibel Blotner still remembers the chill that ran up his spine when he heard the news April 27 about the shooting at the Chabad of Poway outside San Diego. Because it was the Sabbath, Blotner,...
Racy outfits super-charge Chandler coffee shop
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Racy outfits super-charge Chandler coffee shop

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By Kayla Rutledge Staff Writer   A new coffee shop is perking up the Chandler area—and it’s not entirely because of the caffeine.  Bottoms Up Espresso, on the northwest corner of Warner Road and Arizona Avenue, is...
New leader heads city community services
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New leader heads city community services

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   Chandler’s newest community services director is bringing several years of experience in the recreation industry to the city. Andy Bass officially took over the city’s Community Services...
We need to keep trucking industry thriving
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We need to keep trucking industry thriving

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By Steve Smalley Guest Writer    This summer, while you’re on the way to a barbeque, the pool or heading away on a beach getaway, you’ll be sharing the road with millions of Americans who are traveling during the summer...