The Final Word: Fire station at Tempe’s Estrada Park ‘a big mistake’

Is there no one at Tempe City Hall or in the Tempe community who wants Tempe to be known as a city that values and protects parkland?

Learning how to ‘Function’ brings strength, relief to Pilates devotees

Back in the 1980s, when big hair and shoulder pads dominated women’s fashion, aerobics classes were all the rage. Richard Simmons encouraged couch potatoes to get up and “sweat to the oldies.”

Return of Tempe’s own rock ‘n roll legend

Veteran songwriter Roger Clyne is one of Tempe’s most enduring rock ‘n roll exports and perhaps the city’s best showman.

Neighbors Close-Up: Pollack, sidekick go back to teens

Marketing/public-relations director and designated broker for real estate superstar Michael Pollack, Patrick Cassidy sits back on the wrought-iron chair at a Tempe Starbucks and launches into a story about a woman who awoke one morning hearing her 2-year-old son screaming in agony.

An awakening: terrorist attacks can happen anywhere, any time

By Kody Acevedo SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — “You never think it could happen here…not here…why here?” Those are some of the clichés we hear after...

Kyrene’s Schauer makes unexpected departure

  Dr. David Schauer, who has headed the Kyrene School District for the past 10 years, announced on Thursday that he was ending his role...

Insurance exec takes yet another path in her search for ‘something different’

Daughter, wife, mother. Engineer, entrepreneur, artist. Mary Contreras, owner of Tempe-based Contreras State Farm Agency, grew up on a South Dakota ranch, attended college, graduated with degrees in engineering and commercial art.

Historic Mill Avenue the place to be for New Year’s fireworks, courtesy of Four...

Downtown Tempe—specifically, Historic Mill Avenue—is where celebrations unfold virtually year round. That’s no different on New Year’s Eve.

Drive hammered, get nailed

The recent Memorial Day weekend gave Tempe, Chandler and other Valley police agencies a chance to raise motorists’ awareness to the dangers of alcohol- and substance-related driving — and to make sure violators know of the strict penalties contained in Arizona's DUI laws, some of the toughest in the nation.