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BlackSheep Wine Bar steeped in Chandler history
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BlackSheep Wine Bar steeped in Chandler history

September 30th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Mallory Gleich, Contributor Long before it became a city on May 24, 1954, Chandler was little more than a collection of dirt roads lined by about 20 buildings. One of those buildings housed the Hotel Chandler, which in 1914...
Chandler artists part of Prescott studio tour
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Chandler artists part of Prescott studio tour

September 30th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Santan Sun News Staff Chandler artists Laurie Fagan and Nicole McCaigue are encouraging people to enjoy fall colors and their work at the 14th annual Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour Oct. 1-3. The two artists, who will be showing...
Local dealers miss out on $1.3M in city vehicle purchases
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Local dealers miss out on $1.3M in city vehicle purchases

September 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The City of Chandler plans to spend about $1.36 million to replace vehicles, but where it’s spending those tax dollars didn’t sit well with Councilman Matt Orlando. The replacement vehicles will be...
Zombies make their way to equestrian center
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Zombies make their way to equestrian center

September 29th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Mallory Gleich, Contributor Remember back when the pandemic first hit Arizona, and some were convinced that this catastrophic event could result in, well, zombies? Well, while that hasn’t happened, October is the perfect...
City examining new uses for old retail sites
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City examining new uses for old retail sites

September 28th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Michael Pollack owns a large number of retail centers in the city, many of which bear his name. He has some ideas on what the city needs to do with the Alma School and Warner roads intersection –...
‘Half-Cent Tax III’ to fund East Valley roads
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‘Half-Cent Tax III’ to fund East Valley roads

September 28th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Tom Scanlon, Staff Writer Asked what part of the Valley he lives in, John Bullen answered, “central.” Smart move. Bullen, transportation economic and finance program manager for the Maricopa Association of Governments,...
2 Chandler WWII vets get flight of their lives
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2 Chandler WWII vets get flight of their lives

September 27th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer It took some convincing for Chandler veteran Frank Forte to agree to be part of Operation September Freedom. He is 93, after all. Not so for 95-year-old James Campbell, who was eager for the experience....
3 HOAs happy but wary about SRP-Intel powerline project
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3 HOAs happy but wary about SRP-Intel powerline project

September 27th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer A lawyer representing three South Chandler HOAs presented a petition to City Council Monday with the signatures of 897 residents concerned about Salt River Project’s plan to install lines to power...
Chandler school vandalism fueled by social media
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Chandler school vandalism fueled by social media

September 26th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak, Executive Editor Chandler Unified and other East Valley school districts are struggling with a rash of vandalism fueled by a challenge to teenagers on the social media platform TikTok. Lured by the desire to...
City seeks voter OK for an array of projects
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City seeks voter OK for an array of projects

September 26th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The City of Chandler for the first time is asking voters to authorize bonds to improve its facilities. With ballots set to go out around Oct. 6 for the all-mail election, some may wonder: why ask for...