Author: Joyce Coronel

Mariposa, St. John Bosco come to the rescue

For most of us, being a proud grandparent comes naturally.

Pollack name on area centers says more than business savvy

It’s Friday night and Michael Pollack stands a few feet from the ticket counter, greeting patrons as they make their way to one of six screens to take in a movie in South Tempe.

It’s never too late: Tempe center keeps minds, bodies engaged

Tom Ballard punches a code into a key pad at the entrance to the memory care center at Westchester Senior Living in Tempe.

Snuffed out: Neighbors fume over smoke shop bid

The vacant space inside the strip mall on the southwest corner of McClintock Drive and Warner Road in South Tempe will not be the place to buy tobacco, bongs, rolling papers or smoking paraphernalia, thanks to the efforts of a group of nearby residents.

Tempe mother, lawyer aims for city council seat

Growing up in Tempe, Sarah Kader learned early in life about giving back to the community.

From cop to courtroom: Bicycle crash shaped lawyer’s future

Anthony Knowles relaxes in his law office and thinks back to the day in 1988 when he nearly lost his life.

Flags fly in a year-round display of patriotism

By Joyce Coronel The flash of fireworks, the aroma of family barbecues, joyful echoes of.

Terror attack vs concert-goers prompts renewed vigilance

Though Manchester, England lies more than 5,000 miles from Tempe, a deadly terror attack there last month following a concert has grabbed worldwide attention, including that of Sgt. Josie Montenegro and fellow officers at the Tempe Police Department.

Revisiting Oktoberfest

It might have been hard to do, but planners of last year’s Tempe Oktoberfest were quick to admit their miscalculation: bringing in professionals to stage the popular downtown fest was akin to New Coke’s marketing fiasco.

Seton ‘Buddies’ take the field with special-needs athletes

Players stood in a huddle on the field at Seton Catholic Prep during a flag football game on a warm spring afternoon.