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Chandler Arts Center spotlights Tucson artist
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Chandler Arts Center spotlights Tucson artist

January 19th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Srianthi Perera, Contributor Lex Gjurasic wants to radiate happiness in these troubled times.  The Tucson artist found the meditative process of creating art a balm during the pandemic isolation and is now displaying her work...
Chandler Film Festival ready to roll downtown
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Chandler Film Festival ready to roll downtown

January 19th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, GetOut Staff Running a film festival during a pandemic is a challenge. It was more so last year, when most Americans had not been vaccinated. The president and director of the Chandler International Film Festival...
Resident’s chicken coop doesn’t fly with city
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Resident’s chicken coop doesn’t fly with city

January 19th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer In the very early days of the pandemic, many people panicked. There were runs at the grocery store, making basic goods like toilet paper impossible to find. Grocery stores responded by limiting how many...
Chandler apartment complexes are selling at record prices
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Chandler apartment complexes are selling at record prices

January 18th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Marinyak, Executive Editor The rush by major investors to gobble up apartment complexes at eye-popping prices came to Chandler big time in recent months. Five Chandler complexes since August sold for twice to three times...
State’s first candyland-bar opens in Chandler
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State’s first candyland-bar opens in Chandler

January 18th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Arizonan Staff Writer Zabdi Hess said it wasn’t hard coming up with the inspiration for a new kind of tap room. She and her husband Kyle have a three-year-old child. “We wanted something different,” Zabdi said....
Chandler Strip mall king sells 5 shopping centers
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Chandler Strip mall king sells 5 shopping centers

January 18th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Commercial real estate baron Michael Pollack is reaping the benefits of one of the best markets in 15 years.  His company, Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments, sold five of his Valley shopping...
New Chandler airport manager has high hopes
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New Chandler airport manager has high hopes

January 17th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler’s new airport manager jokes he had little choice in what career to pursue. “I grew up in a family, quite honestly, if you didn’t like aviation, disownment was considered,” Ryan Reeves...
After 2-year hiatus, Ostrich Fest plans a big return in March
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After 2-year hiatus, Ostrich Fest plans a big return in March

January 17th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival was an hour away from starting in March 2020 when nearly the entire country came to a stop. “The President made the announcement an hour before we were supposed to...
CUSD disputes advocate’s school safety concerns
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CUSD disputes advocate’s school safety concerns

January 17th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak, Executive Editor Chandler Unified School District is rebutting what a spokesman called “some false or incomplete information” in a letter it received about its school safety protocols. Katey McPherson, a...
Chandler pastor earns city MLK Achievement Award
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Chandler pastor earns city MLK Achievement Award

January 16th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Pastor Victor Hardy was at a comic book convention interviewing “Ghostbusters” star Ernie Hudson and thought he was the one asking the questions. Not so. When the interview ended, it was Hudson’s...