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Freeway right-of-way acquisition further along than spokeswoman reported
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Freeway right-of-way acquisition further along than spokeswoman reported

June 9th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak   The spokeswoman for the South Mountain Freeway developer apparently could have been clearer when she told Chandler business leaders last month that 47 percent of the highway’s right of way still had to...
Hamilton High baseball, softball teams win state titles
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Hamilton High baseball, softball teams win state titles

June 8th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jeff Edgington   Hamilton High students can celebrate this summer after winning two state trophies in the final days of the 2016-2017 high school sports season. In the Class 6A state baseball championship, the Huskies...
Rockers will regroup to play for cancer-stricken friend
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Rockers will regroup to play for cancer-stricken friend

June 8th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky Several rock bands will jam for a cause on June 10, when they reunite at Mesa’s historic Nile Theater to spread prostate cancer awareness and support Chandler resident Chris Caminiti, who was diagnosed with...
Valley of the Sun YMCA kicks off water safety program
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Valley of the Sun YMCA kicks off water safety program

June 3rd, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By SanTan Sun News Staff The Valley of the Sun YMCA in Chandler and around Maricopa County is boosting its efforts to keep children safe in and around water. The organization, along with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix...
Pedestrian deaths growing, family mourns Chandler woman killed
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Pedestrian deaths growing, family mourns Chandler woman killed

May 19th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jim Walsh Minutes before a pickup truck ran a red light and killed her, Pamela Hesselbacher sent a message to her husband, Matt, saying that she and their two small children had left a nearby park and would be home soon. “We...
New gym offers fitness at ‘basketball heaven’
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New gym offers fitness at ‘basketball heaven’

May 18th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Melody Birkett   A new gym that just opened in Chandler offers a fitness program like none other in the East Valley. “This is the first basketball-focused fitness center,” said Jay Bhakta, the Gilbert man who owns...
Dad, golf lover, restaurant owner helps children get in the swing of sports
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Dad, golf lover, restaurant owner helps children get in the swing of sports

May 15th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Alison Bailin Batz   Mark Roden loves golf. In fact, it was high school friend Rick Duffey’s promise of sunny, golf-filled college days that brought Minnesota native Roden to Arizona State University in the late 1970s....
Santan Elementary School student named Pop Warner All-American Scholar
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Santan Elementary School student named Pop Warner All-American Scholar

May 14th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Becky Bracken   Jacob Slater, a 12-year-old member of the Chandler Gilbert Assassins Pop Warner team, has been selected as one of 35 football players and 35 cheerleaders in his grade from across the country as a Pop...
Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA reopens during Healthy Kids Day
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Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA reopens during Healthy Kids Day

May 13th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By SanTan Sun News Staff The Valley of the Sun YMCA is making a splash in Chandler while trying to educate youths about water safety. As part of the 26th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, 10 out of 14 Valley YMCA branch swimming...
Chandler, Queen Creek teens earn prestigious Girl Scout award
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Chandler, Queen Creek teens earn prestigious Girl Scout award

May 12th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks Three Chandler girls and one Queen Creek girl are getting recognized for giving back to the community. Kathlene Hartle, Amanda Molina and Claire Mushet of Chandler and Justice Williams of Queen Creek recently...