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Educator cites CUSD ‘blind spots’ in threat prevention
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Educator cites CUSD ‘blind spots’ in threat prevention

January 1st, 2022 | by STSN Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK GSN Executive Editor A Chandler educator and advocate for improving mental health services for young people told Chandler Unified Superintendent Frank Narducci that the district has no unified plan for...
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Chandler Council hears forecast for legislative session

December 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Many of the same issues that came up this year at the State Capital are likely to come up again in 2022. But there will be some new wrinkles, including a flat tax and more changes to voting laws. Those...
City looks back on achievements in past year
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City looks back on achievements in past year

December 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By the City of Chandler Back in 2020, we were hoping 2021 would bring an end to the worldwide pandemic. But to our surprise, it’s proving to be resilient and continues to evolve. The same can be said of our residents,...
Area restaurants struggle to find food, workers, low prices
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Area restaurants struggle to find food, workers, low prices

December 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Sara Edwards, Cronkite News Miracle Mile Deli has been proudly serving pastrami sandwiches for 72 years, but the pandemic has Josh Garcia’s restaurant in “survival mode.” “What we’re seeing is the normal products...
Chandler native now explores the world’s oceans
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Chandler native now explores the world’s oceans

December 22nd, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler native Mattie Rodrigue says she’s seen more than a few raised eyebrows when she tells them a kid from the desert is now a marine biologist. “They say, ‘What?!’” Rodrigue said. “More...
Skate team, moving firm team up to help Hopi tribe
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Skate team, moving firm team up to help Hopi tribe

December 22nd, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Figure skating is not an inexpensive sport. Most young people who participate come from families that can afford it. “They have a lot of stuff, they’re very fortunate,” said Jaime Kalnicky, the...
Lockboxes can help Chandler seniors in emergencies
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Lockboxes can help Chandler seniors in emergencies

December 21st, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Mary Poindexter’s daughter was getting worried. She was in Detroit and had tried calling her mother in Chandler multiple times, but was not getting an answer or a return call. And that was definitely...
Chandler Council OKs 4 new housing projects
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Chandler Council OKs 4 new housing projects

December 21st, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer More new housing is coming to Chandler. City Council approved four housing projects that will bring more than 200 new homes to the city. The median price of a home sold in Chandler was $472,500 last...
Ocotillo opens its heart to Zzeeks’ pet food drive
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Ocotillo opens its heart to Zzeeks’ pet food drive

December 21st, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Santan Sun News Staff  Two weeks ago, Zzeeks Pizza & Wings co-owner Mark Pectol said he hoped to double the 10,000 pounds of food his drive reaped last year for two pet food banks. Over the weekend, his wife Jody announced...
Chandler opts into $10M Bartlett Dam study
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Chandler opts into $10M Bartlett Dam study

December 20th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler has joined nearly two dozen communities that are beginning to look at climate change’s impact on future water availability in their backyards. “We are on the cusp of the first-ever Colorado...