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Pizzeria continues expansion across East Valley
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Pizzeria continues expansion across East Valley

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Mark Pectol has lots of weird stories from his years delivering pizza. One he remembers most involved an order from a seedy motel on Bell Road in north Phoenix. Pectol drove out there at 2 a.m. and...
Chandler fest presents international crop of films
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Chandler fest presents international crop of films

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer From cult classics to political documentaries, this month’s Chandler International Film Festival promises to deliver a diverse lineup of films for local moviegoers. The four-day event Jan. 17-20...
Charter’s balloon club teaches character
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Charter’s balloon club teaches character

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By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer Dogs, giraffes, monkeys and just about any animal imaginable have invaded a second-floor classroom at Archway Classical Academy Lincoln. Once a week, a handful of students at the K-5 charter campus...
Local players return home for Cheez-It Bowl
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Local players return home for Cheez-It Bowl

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor College football bowl games have long been viewed as a reward for a program’s success throughout the season. A select few have more impact than others on a national stage, but each provide their own...
Family fun events abound in January
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Family fun events abound in January

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF ZooLights: Glow Wild To Jan. 19 The Phoenix Zoo’s iconic yearly holiday light show is on until Jan. 19, allowing families one (or more) opportunities to enjoy the city’s zoo, with the illumination of...
Chandler wedding venue leaves couples in the lurch
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Chandler wedding venue leaves couples in the lurch

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By kevin reagan Staff Writer A Chandler wedding venue whose parent company is accused of scamming investors has abruptly closed its doors and left brides scrambling to find a replacement for their receptions. Noah’s Event...
Chandler engineer sues over ‘burdensome’ regulations
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Chandler engineer sues over ‘burdensome’ regulations

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler engineer is suing the state for government overreach after regulators threatened to slap him with a $6,000-fine for not registering his work. Greg Mills, owner of Chandler’s Southwest...
Family rescues fatal accident victim’s brother
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Family rescues fatal accident victim’s brother

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Maria Armendariz once asked her friend Georgi Stratton a special favor in case anything happened to her. The 38-year-old Chandler woman asked Stratton if she would look after her brother Michael in...