It happens in a matter of seconds and the consequences are heartrending. Tragically, it doesn’t have to happen at all. According to the Centers for Disease Control, outside of congenital anomalies, drowning is the leading cause of death among children 1-4. Twelve young children died in water related incidents in the Phoenix metro area in […]
The Lady Aztecs, 21-13 overall, may have started the program’s comeback to Top-10 status this season when it was learned that 12 of the 14 Corona softball players who helped the Aztecs get their highest power point rankings in years should return next season. With seniors Maggie Jackson and Sarah McCabe leading the team of […]
Chandler Assistant City Manager Marsha Reed has been named acting city manager while the city recruits a replacement for retiring City Manager Rich Dlugas. The City Council voted unanimously to make the appointment at its May 28 meeting. Reed joined the city of Chandler in April 2013 as assistant city manager, after previously working for […]
By M.V. Moorhead Kevin Farley has had enough hamburgers for a while. “My eyes aren’t bigger than my stomach—my eyes are, like, seven times bigger than my stomach,” says the actor and comedian, briefly sitting down to chat in the corporate offices of Tilted Kilt on Warner Road in Tempe. “I flew in yesterday,” he […]
By Sally Mesarosh When Austin Hornbaker first walked into the guidance department at Corona del Sol High School, counselor Angela Carter knew she was dealing with an extraordinary 14-year-old. “He brought me an Excel spreadsheet that plotted his academic path through high school,” Carter said. “Intent on graduating in three years, while also earning an […]
San Diego attraction brings its popular denizens of the deep to Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School for a day of discovery and fun.
Can you find your face in the crowd? Wrangler News photographer Billy Hardiman was there early to record the event’s most thrilling, and in some cases most memorable, moments.
By Deborah Hilcove Each of us has one. Some of us may have several. Perhaps they’re living or maybe they’re gone. Some are birth, foster, adoptive. Many serve in the military; others are away on business. Some wait in prison or in mental hospitals; others walk the streets or sleep on park benches. Some enjoy […]
By Sally Mesarosh It was an evening Ridge Vanderbur would have enjoyed, filled with lively music from the Corona Steel Drum Band and energetic young people being honored by their community. On April 6, Vanderbur, a Tempe teen who lost his fight to acute myeloid leukemia just days before, received a YouthFest Courage Award in […]
By Sally Mesarosh Just say ‘know’ a timely update for parents’ guidance to teens By Sally Mesarosh “Just say no” no longer works when it comes to educating teens about today’s constantly changing drug scene. Stephanie Siete of Community Bridges tells parents to stay informed and create a village around their kids. Today, she tells […]