By Deborah Hilcove Years ago, they marked seamen, gang members and drug users. Today, however, they’ve lost their ominous reputation. Musicians, actors and athletes have popularized them to the extent that about 25 percent of the American public—including politicians, students and housewives—flaunt tattoos. But with that ink often comes regret. The U.S. Food and Drug […]
Corona Baseball — With one game left in the regular season, the Aztecs are sitting in 11th place in the Division I baseball standings with a 20-6 overall record after defeating Mountain Pointe, 1-0, April 23, at Diablo Stadium. On April 29, Corona honored seniors on their home field while playing host to Desert Ridge. […]
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 […]
After leading the Aztecs to a historic four straight state championships and earning the title of MaxPreps 2015 National High School Basketball Coach of the Year, Corona del Sol High School head basketball coach Sam Duane Jr. is stepping down. Duane, who will remain a teacher at Corona, wants to spend more time with his […]
By Alex Zener The Aztec volleyball team is all about being strong this season while playing on the court but they are being strong off the court, as well, for their teammate Ridge Vanderbur, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia this past summer. “Our season is about being ‘Aztec Strong’ because we are dedicating […]
By Joyce Coronel Judi Messer can’t look away when she sees a homeless person begging for help. The former cardiac care nurse has devoted the last 17 years of her life to helping the men, women and children in the Valley who have no place to call home. Messer knows they need help with the […]
Fire Cadets meet at the Training Center on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month for physical training, drills and classroom instruction. Saturday meetings are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday meetings are from 5 to 9 p.m. Cadets who graduate from the academy are eligible to ride with fire crews […]