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Chandler Family Bike Ride returns in-person
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Chandler Family Bike Ride returns in-person

March 4th, 2022 | by development
By the City of Chandler April is Valley Bike Month, and all throughout the region, valley cities celebrate. Can there be a better place to enjoy moderate temperatures, beautiful scenery, and friends and neighbors bonding and...
Chandler beefs up pay for first responders
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Chandler beefs up pay for first responders

March 3rd, 2022 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The Chandler City Council is taking aggressive action to both retain and attract first responders, including giving most of them a 5% raise each of the next two years. They are also offering most police...
Hartford Elementary gets A+ designation
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Hartford Elementary gets A+ designation

March 3rd, 2022 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School Principal Heather Anguiano says you know you’ve done something special when even a kindergarten student realizes it’s a big day. “I was at lunch duty …...
New coffee-wine spot opens in Ocotillo
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New coffee-wine spot opens in Ocotillo

March 2nd, 2022 | by development
Santan Sun News Staff Bottle & Bean, a new coffee house and wine bar, opened last week in downtown Ocotillo. The restaurant, 2577 W. Queen Creek Road, was created by Spike Lawrence, a seasoned real estate developer with...
1st of 3 eateries opens in downtown Chandler
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1st of 3 eateries opens in downtown Chandler

March 2nd, 2022 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chris Field says he has a hard time saying no. That might explain why he’s on the verge of opening up three different restaurants in Downtown Chandler. The first, Recreo, just opened at 28. S. San...
Chandler Council OKs fireworks use on streets
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Chandler Council OKs fireworks use on streets

March 2nd, 2022 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer An inadvertent change to the Chandler’s fire code to allow fireworks to be set off on residential streets is now being embraced by City Council – even though their attorney warned   it opens them up...
Longtime Chandler benefactor’s photos on display
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Longtime Chandler benefactor’s photos on display

March 1st, 2022 | by development
By Srianthi Perera, Contributor Chandler resident Robert J.C. Rice, whose name is on the city’s latest elementary school, is known for his volunteerism but not so much for his photography. Until now. Rice exhibits his work in a...
Chandler Sports Hall of Fame celebrates latest induction class
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Chandler Sports Hall of Fame celebrates latest induction class

March 1st, 2022 | by development
By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor N’Keal Harry’s favorite memory from his time at Chandler High School came in the 2014 state championship game at State Farm Stadium. Knowing the Wolves had the game secured, he stood on his...
All-city softball tourney involves Chandler
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All-city softball tourney involves Chandler

March 1st, 2022 | by development
By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor The city of Chandler has partnered with the town of Gilbert and city of Scottsdale to put on the first-ever All-City Softball Tournament for adults in each community. The tournament, which will...
Police union rep disputes mayor’s take on Chandler crime
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Police union rep disputes mayor’s take on Chandler crime

February 28th, 2022 | by development
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The president of a group that represents Chandler’s police officers is taking exception to one line in Mayor Kevin Hartke’s State of the City speech. “Crime rates are the lowest in 35 years thanks...