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Hot Bamboo bows to customers, opens storefront
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Hot Bamboo bows to customers, opens storefront

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By LACEY LYONS Staff Writer Hot Bamboo is a relatively new Chandler restaurant offering Asian Island cuisine and it has already gained fame for creatively themed bao buns. The restaurant has previously only been seen at local...
New Chandler mural tells the city’s history
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New Chandler mural tells the city’s history

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler’s newest downtown mural fuses two artistic styles to present a timeline of the city’s history. Located in the breezeway next to Saba’s Western Wear, the mural takes the abstract,...
Chandler female pinball wizards in tourney
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Chandler female pinball wizards in tourney

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By Haley Lorenzen Contributor Among rows of flashing pinball machines along with the sounds of flippers and bumpers reverberating throughout Starfighters Arcade in Mesa, 16 women competed to become the first Arizona women’s...
‘Not there yet’: Valley Christian finding its way to defend title
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‘Not there yet’: Valley Christian finding its way to defend title

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Greg Haagsma spent the last 23 years building Valley Christian’s boys basketball program into a powerhouse at the 3A level. Haagsma led Valley Christian to eight title games during his tenure as...
Unique skills on display at Renaissance Festival
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Unique skills on display at Renaissance Festival

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Connor Dziawura Staff Writer Renaissance fairs around the nation are breeding grounds for people with interesting talents. From unique skills to thrilling performances, these popular events tap the best they can find in medieval...
Chandler couple’s stores complement each other
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Chandler couple’s stores complement each other

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Hailey and Jason Riley own the same kind of franchises but don’t call them competitors. Indeed, their businesses, both International Minute Press franchises, complement each other in a way. Riley’s store...
City: Chandler 2019 crime rate hit new low
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City: Chandler 2019 crime rate hit new low

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The city of Chandler is reporting that 2019 experienced some of the lowest crime rates in recent history. There were 22.8 criminal offenses committed last year for every 1,000 Chandler residents, according...
Pizzeria continues expansion across East Valley
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Pizzeria continues expansion across East Valley

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Mark Pectol has lots of weird stories from his years delivering pizza. One he remembers most involved an order from a seedy motel on Bell Road in north Phoenix. Pectol drove out there at 2 a.m. and...
Chandler fest presents international crop of films
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Chandler fest presents international crop of films

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer From cult classics to political documentaries, this month’s Chandler International Film Festival promises to deliver a diverse lineup of films for local moviegoers. The four-day event Jan. 17-20...
Charter’s balloon club teaches character
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Charter’s balloon club teaches character

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By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer Dogs, giraffes, monkeys and just about any animal imaginable have invaded a second-floor classroom at Archway Classical Academy Lincoln. Once a week, a handful of students at the K-5 charter campus...