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Repair Café aims to slow down consumerism
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Repair Café aims to slow down consumerism

July 18th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Melissa Anderson says the cycle of American consumerism is unsustainable. You can buy new goods for about the same, if not less, than it would cost to repair them. But should we? “We’re trying to...
City renewing ride-sharing program for residents
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City renewing ride-sharing program for residents

July 18th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor The City of Chandler is renewing its First Mile/Last Mile program to address the transportation needs of South Chandler residents.   City Council was expected to approve a contract for up to $50,000...
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Chandler discouraging panhandler support

July 18th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor A city official says Chandler residents are very willing to help when it comes to the growing homeless population, but that it might be doing more harm than good.  Now, the City of Chandler is...
Chandler near head of class for classy apartments
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Chandler near head of class for classy apartments

July 17th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer The amenities race in the apartment industry has been intensifying in the country over the past decade with 86% of new builds classified as luxury dwellings, a recent study said. And Chandler is among...
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Chandler housing market zooms toward new balance

July 17th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor Chandler is quickly becoming a homebuyers’ market or at least achieving a balance between supply and demand, a leading analyst of the Phoenix Metro housing market reports – but whether that...
Five candidates eyeing Chandler Unified board
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Five candidates eyeing Chandler Unified board

July 17th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor It appears there will be five candidates on November’s ballot for the two available seats on the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board. Candidates had until Nov. 11 to file their...
‘Aristocrats’ cast excited about Stage Door Studio’s summer programs
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‘Aristocrats’ cast excited about Stage Door Studio’s summer programs

June 7th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Janelle Molony Contributor Stage Door Studio, located in the Chandler Marketplace at Ray and Alma School, has done it again. After the initial summer theatre program in 2021 sold out within hours of promoting, studio owner...
Homeowners fume over Ocotillo Road widening
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Homeowners fume over Ocotillo Road widening

June 7th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer Eric and Terri Naddy enjoy a rural lifestyle on nearly 2.5 acres, raising 60 quails, chickens, three dogs and two desert tortoises. They planned on putting in a barn and an above-ground pool to farm...
Chandler hairdresser recalls a frantic effort to rescue Ukrainian parents
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Chandler hairdresser recalls a frantic effort to rescue Ukrainian parents

June 6th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Staff Writer Chandler hairdresser Lyuda Hoagland pleaded with her mother, trying to convince her parents to leave Ukraine and join her in Arizona because of the Russian invasion. Her parents didn’t want to go. She...
Downtown project plan change reflects lower office demand
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Downtown project plan change reflects lower office demand

June 6th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Staff Writer City officials say the demand for office space is falling, reflecting one way that the pandemic impacted businesses’ outlook for the future as many employees who worked from home are resisting a return...