2020 February Archive - SanTan Sun News

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‘Dine and donate’ to support Chandler Arts Center
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‘Dine and donate’ to support Chandler Arts Center

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By Janelle Molony Contributor Ten Chandler restaurants will join forces with the Chandler Center for the Arts on Feb. 25, to contribute a portion of their sales toward community programs and educational outreaches. The public is...
Arcade culture inspires Chandler exhibit
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Arcade culture inspires Chandler exhibit

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Visitors of the Vision Gallery’s latest exhibit can take a step back in time and experience the retro gaming culture of the 1980s. In addition to displaying large portraits of icons like Donkey Kong...
Holocaust haunts Chandler woman’s artwork
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Holocaust haunts Chandler woman’s artwork

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Helen Weisman didn’t understand as a child why her grandparents were never around. Whenever the Chandler resident tried asking her mother, Esther Don, about her older relatives, Weisman said her...
Chandler Raiders top flag national tourney
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Chandler Raiders top flag national tourney

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor When the Chandler Raiders 12 and under flag football team departed for Florida to take part in two tournaments, they had their sights set on returning with a national title. The 12U team fell in the...
Chandler firm gets kids on the hi-tech road early
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Chandler firm gets kids on the hi-tech road early

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By SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Eleven years ago, Ken Chan was working in real estate, not too happy about that gig in the aftermath of the housing industry collapse, when he heard a remark that changed his life around. “One of my...
South Chandler red-light cameras are the busiest
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South Chandler red-light cameras are the busiest

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Motorists moving through two south Chandler intersections are ticketed via red-light cameras at a rate more than three times higher at 10 other crossroads in the city with photo-enforcement. For the...
Hot Bamboo bows to customers, opens storefront
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Hot Bamboo bows to customers, opens storefront

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By LACEY LYONS Staff Writer Hot Bamboo is a relatively new Chandler restaurant offering Asian Island cuisine and it has already gained fame for creatively themed bao buns. The restaurant has previously only been seen at local...
New Chandler mural tells the city’s history
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New Chandler mural tells the city’s history

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler’s newest downtown mural fuses two artistic styles to present a timeline of the city’s history. Located in the breezeway next to Saba’s Western Wear, the mural takes the abstract,...
Chandler female pinball wizards in tourney
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Chandler female pinball wizards in tourney

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By Haley Lorenzen Contributor Among rows of flashing pinball machines along with the sounds of flippers and bumpers reverberating throughout Starfighters Arcade in Mesa, 16 women competed to become the first Arizona women’s...
‘Not there yet’: Valley Christian finding its way to defend title
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‘Not there yet’: Valley Christian finding its way to defend title

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Greg Haagsma spent the last 23 years building Valley Christian’s boys basketball program into a powerhouse at the 3A level. Haagsma led Valley Christian to eight title games during his tenure as...