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2023 Ostrich Fest will be one long weekend
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2023 Ostrich Fest will be one long weekend

January 31st, 2023 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor This year’s Ostrich Festival will look more like it has for its 33 years as Chandler’s biggest event. Last year the festival returned after being shut down for two years by the pandemic and...
Chandler counts unsheltered people in the city
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Chandler counts unsheltered people in the city

January 31st, 2023 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor At about 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 20, a Chandler resident was reportedly upset that his dog wouldn’t quit barking because there was a homeless woman in his alley. Police say 41-year-old James A. Taylor...
Residents confront developer on Landings apartments
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Residents confront developer on Landings apartments

January 31st, 2023 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor The controversial Landings On Ocotillo affordable housing project has two new names, but it still faces the same entrenched opposition from residents who live in the neighborhood. That much was clear...
Fired teacher accuses Valley Christian of gay bias
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Fired teacher accuses Valley Christian of gay bias

January 16th, 2023 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Adam McDorman says that his Christian beliefs include acceptance and equality for all LGBT people and that God’s children should never discriminate or show hostility toward them. The English teacher...
Air quality curbs could throttle Valley growth
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Air quality curbs could throttle Valley growth

January 16th, 2023 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak  Executive Editor The Phoenix Metro region could lose more than $100 million in economic growth if it fails to meet upgraded federal air quality standards for ozone levels by August 2024, a Valley environmental...
Landings developer sets neighborhood meeting
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Landings developer sets neighborhood meeting

January 15th, 2023 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor When the Chandler City Council criticized the developer of a proposed affordable and senior housing apartment complex in South Chandler last month, it pointed to two main concerns. Council members felt...
Chandler asks on GoFundMe vary widely
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Chandler asks on GoFundMe vary widely

January 15th, 2023 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan and Ken Sain Staff Writers Christmas isn’t the only season for giving and spreading kindness. For crowdfunding platforms, it’s a year-long activity – as it is for the largest and better-known GoFundMe.com....
EV athletes honored at Ed Doherty Award luncheon
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EV athletes honored at Ed Doherty Award luncheon

January 6th, 2023 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The naming of the Ed Doherty Award recipient on a yearly basis is the culmination of every high school football season in Arizona. Nicknamed “the Heisman” of high school football in the state,...
Tickets now available for Sun Lakes talent show
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Tickets now available for Sun Lakes talent show

January 6th, 2023 | by SanTan Sun News
By GETOUT STAFF It’s not often that a variety show featuring 16 acts is produced by local people for local people solely for the purpose of having fun and building community. The performers are singers, dancers, comedians,...
New Chandler eatery focuses on healthy food
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New Chandler eatery focuses on healthy food

January 6th, 2023 | by SanTan Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Contributor Flower Child, which opened its first outlet in Chandler recently, has a catchy slogan: “Healthy Food for a Happy World.” The restaurant seeks to fulfill its premise by making food from scratch,...