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COVID claims life of beloved Seton teacher, 42
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COVID claims life of beloved Seton teacher, 42

December 19th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Life was looking up for Vanessa Lopez Delgado. She had just bought a new home for her family and landed what she called her “dream job,” teaching dance at Seton Catholic Preparatory. The 42-year-old...
Pearl Harbor survivor gets 100-year salute
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Pearl Harbor survivor gets 100-year salute

December 19th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Senators, congressmen and mayors were all in on the secret. Most folks in the city knew there was going to be a surprise party Dec. 11 for one of Sun Lakes’ most notable citizens’ 100th birthday. The...
Narducci named Chandler Unified superintendent
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Narducci named Chandler Unified superintendent

December 19th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler Unified School District Superintendent Frank Narducci’s title got a little shorter this month. A divided Governing Board on Dec. 8 voted to remove “interim” from his title and let him lead...
Chandler Councilman co-hosts mental health event for teens
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Chandler Councilman co-hosts mental health event for teens

December 9th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Chandler Councilman co-hosts mental health event for teens By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Doretta Thomas says she wasn’t surprised when her son Micaiah took his own life in July. “We knew, we actually had taken him at the end of...
Chandler trying to prepare for electric vehicle future
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Chandler trying to prepare for electric vehicle future

December 8th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Chandler trying to prepare for electric vehicle future By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Few people doubt that personal transportation is driving toward an electric future but how quickly we get there is very much in doubt. Kevin Mayo,...
Kids will jump for joy at Chandler bounce park
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Kids will jump for joy at Chandler bounce park

December 8th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Kids will jump for joy at Chandler bounce park By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Some entrepreneurs saw an opportunity during the pandemic. Laurence Hallier said before the pandemic he and his partner did a number of Instagram pop-up...
Chandler man’s dad proud freedom fighter
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Chandler man’s dad proud freedom fighter

December 7th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Chandler man’s dad proud freedom fighter By Mike Sakal, Contributor When Andras Pongratz celebrated Thanksgiving at the Chandler home of his son, Joe Pongratz with 33 family members, he had many things to be thankful for....
Chandler food bank sees hunger spiking
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Chandler food bank sees hunger spiking

December 7th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Chandler food bank sees hunger spiking By Ken Sain, Staff Writer The average price of gasoline is getting close to $4 a gallon. The cost of food is at a 10-year high. It’s no surprise with those two staples rising that more...
Chandler passport office a popular destination
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Chandler passport office a popular destination

December 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Chandler passport office a popular destination By Ken Sain, Staff Writer A Los Angeles couple recently traveled to Chandler, spending the night at a local hotel and enjoying some of the city’s better restaurants. Nothing...
Ocotillo art show a good time for gift hunts
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Ocotillo art show a good time for gift hunts

December 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Ocotillo art show a good time for gift hunts By Ken Sain, Staff Writer Chandler resident Sandy Ashbaugh says being an artist can be lonely work. You’re usually alone in your studio trying to create something great. And...