Special-needs teens get a boost to independence

The transition from life as a high school student to adulthood is fraught with challenges. For kids with special needs, the path can be even steeper.

Tempe now a home base for curling’s U.S. expansion

There are certain things in this world that naturally go to together: peanut butter and jelly, ketchup and fries, a pillow and a blanket, even maroon and gold.

Father-daughter punk duo freaks out the scene

Sugar Skull Explosion is a loud, playful and unrestrained new punk band consisting of a long-time Valley musician and his highly inspired daughter.

Scholarships for two Corona teens come in wake of tragedy

Driving around in his beat-up minivan, always wearing an infectious smile, Blake Norvell was a fixture of the Corona del Sol class of 2006.

Local coffee entrepreneur pours his energy into expansion

Loyal patrons of Steve’s Espresso in Tempe know they can count on excellent, personalized service and a great cup of java, made by the epicurian French press method.

Hospital brings renown to area’s kid-centric urgent care facility

Spring is upon us here in South Tempe and West Chandler, and for many families, that brings both joy and pain.

“Amazing’ 13-year-old scores a save with the best play of his life

Nathan Boyer, a student at West Chandler’s Aprende Middle School, is crazy about baseball. He’s been playing since he was 3. “I love everything about it,” he says with a grin.

Pollack discount cinemas a trivia lover’s dream come true

Before owning and operating a movie theater, I knew very little about the movie theater business,” says Michael Pollack.

Heroin abuse drives new focus on therapeutics

  By Joyce Coronel As the nation continues to face climbing rates of heroin abuse, medical providers are writing significantly fewer prescriptions for narcotic painkillers such...

For seniors at care center, ‘It’s never too late’ to enjoy life

By Joyce Coronel Kimberly and Scott Simon and their four small children made their way through the lobby of the Westchester Memory Care Unit in...