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  • Counselors on hand at Independence High School in Glendale day after shooting

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Social workers offered counsel to students at a suburban Phoenix high school Saturday, a day after two 15-year-old girls died there in a murder-suicide shooting.Counselors were available throughout the morning for students, as well as their families at Independence High School in Glendale, according to a statement issued by Principal Rob Ambrose.Glendale police said the bodies of the two students were discovered Friday just before the start of classes in an area near the cafeteria, Glendale police said. Each had been shot once and declared dead at the school.Investigators recovered a weapon and a suicide note, but police did not release the contents of the note."Information gathered by detectives reveal the two girls were very close friends, appeared to also be in a relationship," police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said.Police have not yet released the names of the students, citing their age. But Phuong Kieu, a science teacher at the school, told multiple media outlets Friday that one of the victims was her sister, May Kieu.

  • Glendale city clerk to retire in June

    Longtime City Clerk Pam Hanna is retiring in July.The City Council Tuesday is scheduled to discuss hiring an executive search firm to seek a successor to Hanna, who notified the governing body recently that she plans to retire July 6 after nearly two decades in the position.The clerk and her office perform many of the core functions related to record-keeping for city government. In addition to preparing minutes of council meetings and workshops, and conducting city elections, Hanna has been responsible for posting meeting minutes and agendas, creating and storing electronic records, responding to public-records requests, recording city deeds, processing legal notices for publication, and supervising the city’s records-management program, including the circulation, recording, storing and microfilming of all permanent legal documents.The council is scheduled to consider hiring one of three firms to conduct the search or have the city’s Human Resources and Risk Management Department do it.CPS HR Executive Search, The Mercer Group and Waters & Company would each charge the city between $23,500 and $24,500 for the work; with CPS offering to charge $17,000 for a partial recruitment, including profile development and advertising but not the actual selection process.The search periods range from an estimated 10 weeks by Waters & Company to 17 weeks by The Mercer Group. CPS HR estimates its full process would take 16 weeks.

  • Surprise kidnapping suspect in custody

    Surprise Police investigated a kidnapping Saturday which occurred in the 12900 block of west Tara Lane.At approximately 9 a.m. it is reported that Heriberto Mendoza, 22, assaulted 25-year-old female Alexis Escalante and subsequently forced her into his Red 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck (Arizona license plate BLX-0530). Mendoza also took the victim’s 3- and 5-year old children into the truck before leaving the area.Additionally, it was reported that Heriberto Mendoza had previously made threats to kill Alexis Escalante and her two children.This case developed further as a result of a citizen calling into the Phoenix Police Department to report having seen the Amber Alert vehicle.Sgt. Vincent Lewis of the Phoenix Police Department wrote,”at about 1:40 p.m., Phoenix Police responded to the area 27th Avenue and Thomas Road after a caller had spotted a vehicle listed in an Amber Alert earlier that day, out of Surprise. Along with helicopters and other agencies, the vehicle was observed coming to a stop near 27th Street and Cactus Road, where the driver exited and forcibly stole a white Dodge Charger from the driver. The vehicle was again observed until coming to a stop near 6200 W Glendale Avenue, in Glendale, where the officers were able to take the driver into custody without incident.”When Mendoza fled his vehicle he left the adult and child victims behind in his own truck. They were subsequently recovered by responding officers. The adult female suffered injuries from the initial assault and there were no reported injuries to the children.

  • Sun City and Sun City West churches events

    SCW church names interim rectorAdvent Episcopal Church announces the following events at 13150 Spanish Garden Drive, Sun City West:• The Rev. Harry Way has been called to be the interim rector at the church.Rev. Way graduated from Phillips University in Enid, Okla., and the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He was then ordained in the Diocese of Oklahoma.He has served in parishes in Oklahoma, Montana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming. He became rector at St. John the Baptist in Glendale in 2001 and retired in September 2010. Since then, he has served as interim rector at St. Stephen’s in Phoenix, Church of the Transfiguration and St. Mark’s, both in Mesa.Rev. Way and his wife, Pat, reside in Glendale and are parents of two adult children.

  • RCSC operating schedule for Presidents Day

    All Recreation Centers of Sun City offices (Corporate, Board, Cardholder Services, Clubs & Activities and Human Resources) will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day.In addition, the Sun City AZ Visitors Center on Bell Road will be closed Saturday, Feb. 13 and Monday.The RCSC recreation centers, golf courses and bowling centers will operate at normal hours.All offices and the VisitorsCenter will resume their normal schedules on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

  • Arizona Charter students prepare for state DECA finals

    Earlier this year, students from Arizona Charter Academy in Surprise competed in their first district-wide DECA competition.More than 400 students from 20 schools were in attendance, competing in various categories including sports entertainment marketing and hospitality and tourism.Fourteen students from Arizona Charter Academy attended the competition, and four of them — Shakira Jackson and Samantha Rosales and Eduardo Portillo and Emily Holdaway — placed in the top of their category of team events.The students are currently preparing for the upcoming state competition.

  • Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scalia

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.Since joining the court in 1986, Scalia weighed in — often colorfully and memorably — on the major issues of the day, including guns, gay marriage and the death penalty.Some of the significant opinions he wrote for the court's majority — as well as the dissents for which he is perhaps even better known:DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA v. HELLER, 2008Scalia wrote the majority opinion in a seminal Second Amendment case, writing for the court in a 5-4 ruling that upheld the right to have guns for self-defense in the home.Turning aside a District of Columbia ban on handguns, Scalia wrote that the individual right to bear arms exists and is supported by "the historical narrative."

  • Australian shepherd wins agility at Westminster

    NEW YORK (AP) — A high-leaping Australian shepherd named Holster scrambled and sprang to take the Westminster Kennel Club agility title Saturday, seeming undaunted by anything the obstacle course could throw at him.Then he jumped up and merrily pawed his owned and handler, Wendy Cerilli of Greenwich, New York."He's a very loyal and hardworking dog," she said.Meanwhile, a 10-year-old Boston terrier-beagle mix named Hailey won a separate title for the No. 1 mixed-breed agility dog, a win that left owner and handler Karen Profenna drying her eyes.With Holster's win, Aussies barked their arrival at an event that border collies had won since it started in 2014.Not that participants are necessarily keeping score. Many say they're just out to have fun and showcase their pets' abilities at the nation's most illustrious dog show.

  • The Latest: Obama mourns Scalia, will nominate successor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):___8:55 p.m.:President Barack Obama says he plans to fulfill his constitutional responsibility and nominate a successor to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.In a direct rebuttal to Senate Republicans, Obama says there is plenty of time for the Senate to confirm his choice. Some Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, say the decision should rest with the next president in January 2017.Obama pointedly calls the decision "bigger than any one party." He says it is about democracy.

  • Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. Spokeswoman Donna Sellers said Scalia had gone to his room the previous evening and was found dead Saturday morning after he did not appear for breakfast.A gray hearse was seen at the entrance to the Cibolo Creek Ranch, near Shafter, on Saturday accompanied by an SUV. The two-car caravan pulled out onto U.S. 67, which runs between wide stretches of dry, ochre winter fields. A man sat guard near a brown stone wall at the entrance to the ranch, the West Texas mountains rising in the background.Scalia was part of a 5-4 conservative majority — with one of the five, Anthony Kennedy, sometimes voting with liberals on the court. Scalia's death leaves President Barack Obama weighing when to nominate a successor, a decision that immediately sparked a political struggle drawing in Congress and the presidential candidates.The immediate impact of his death for the current term means that the justices will now be divided 4-4 in many of those cases. If there is a tie vote, then the lower court opinion remains in place. Cases where the current court was expected to split 5-4 include disputes over abortion, affirmative action and immigration policy.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as well as Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, said the nomination should fall to the next president.

  • Arizona car debt rate differs across state

    PHOENIX -- A new report suggests that residents of some Arizona communities may be spending far too much on what they drive, at least based on their ability to pay.Or maybe those living elsewhere can afford to spend more.The Federal Reserve Bank of New York puts vehicle debt at a whopping $1.05 trillion.But WalletHub took a closer look using figures of outstanding debt and comparing it to the most recent median earnings figures from the Census Bureau.And what the financial advice web site found is that the amount of debt Arizonans are willing to incur appears to not have a direct correlation to their ability to pay it off.Consider Fountain Hills. According to WalletHub, the average vehicle debt there is $18,690. But the median income in that community is $41,319.

  • Wildlife assets to be sold at AZGFD’s Outdoor Expo

    PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s annual sale of wildlife assets will take place April 2-3 at the 2016 Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix.The Wildlife Assets Program enables the public to legally purchase antlers, head mounts, hides and other wildlife parts that have been seized during law enforcement investigations, obtained from animals killed in vehicle collisions or acquired through donations.All assets will be sold through a silent auction. Proceeds will be used to support the department’s law enforcement program through the purchase of equipment (evidence collection kits, digital cameras, audio recorders, metal detectors, decoys and night vision equipment) and specialized training (interview and interrogation classes, wildlife forensic classes, crime scene investigation training).For more information, visit, or call 623-236-7303. 

  • Wickenburg hosts Gold Rush Days

    Saddle up for an Arizona adventure Friday through Sunday at the Wickenburg Gold Rush Days.Whether you’re a hiker, biker, golfer, culture lover, history buff or want to experience a great town, Wickenburg has the goods. The festivities will include the 68th Annual Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro RodeoThis event celebrates the town’s origins as a ranching and gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix.Weekend activities include a family fun carnival, Gold Rush parade, classic car show, artisan fair and a special concert performances at Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts (tickets required).This annual Western celebration is the signature heritage event for Wickenburg, and was named in 2012 as one of the Top Rural Events in Arizona by the Arizona Festival & Event Association, and in 2014 garnished a first place media awards for best television commercial. Other accolades over the years include 2011 and 2012 Arizona Centennial event; 2009 Arizona’s Best Special Rural Event by the Arizona Office of Tourism.For more information, go to

  • Screamin' Javelinas play Marley Park Feb. 19

    The West Valley Arts Council’s Backyard Concert Series presents The Screamin’ Javelinas at 6 p.m. Feb 19.The concert will take place in the Marley Park community, 15210 W. Sweetwater Ave., Surprise, on the Heritage Club House lawn. This event is free and open to the public.The Backyard Concert Series features nationally known artists and homegrown talent playing in the outdoor atmosphere of the Marley Park community. Patrons are welcome to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs for seating, and join us for an enjoyable evening under the stars.No alcohol, glass containers, or pets are allowed. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.The concert series is sponsored by Arizona Commission on the Arts, Marley Park - a DMB Community, the city of Surprise and Golden Eagle Distributors Inc.For information, call the West Valley Arts Council at 623-935-6384 or visit

  • Things to do

    1 The West Valley Arts Council will have a special weeklong exhibit, “Illuminating Joy Through Art: Honoring Black Heritage,” scheduled through Thursday. The West Valley Arts HQ is located at 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise. Special gallery hours for this free exhibit: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday. The exhibit is a salute to Black History Month with artists Michael Cunningham, Bev Jenai, Loretta Pruett and selected pieces from the estate of Joseph Beckles.2 The Peoria Greekfest offers three days of Greek food and pastries.The event will take place Friday from 5-10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 7950 W. Pinnacle Peak Road. Additional activities include live Greek music, live folk dancing and a marketplace. General admission is $3. Children, students and active military are free. For more information, visit or call 623-486-8665.3 Celebrate the holiday weekend by spending it with your girlfriends in GlendaleGalentine’s Day is a fun day of activities and a great new way to celebrate friendships dear to your heart. The event is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Historic Downtown Glendale, 58th Avenue and Glenn Drive, Glendale. For information, go to Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West will present a concert by soprano Christie Conover at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Don’t let vacation trip up your finances

    Time is money when you are on vacation.As a travel resource, AAA knows that with a little research and planning, most travelers can start and end their vacations knowing they’ve made their dollars count.“It’s easy to get caught up in the moment when traveling and spend more than you realize,” said Amy Moreno, senior travel manager for AAA Arizona. “During a weeklong trip or longer, those little purchases you made without thinking can add up.”Don’t be locked in on the day of the week you travel, and choose shoulder or offseason to save money.As a full-service travel agency, AAA Travel experts offer up 10 tips that will help save money and time while flying, cruising, renting a car or getting into a popular museum:• Pack light: Know airline luggage and weight limits before you go to the airport and ensure you are underweight. In addition, some local or regional carriers only allow a purse or backpack on the plane and will require you to check and pay for carry-ons with wheels.

  • Lennar ready to reboot Asante community in Surprise

    Lennar’s regeneration of its master planned Asante community in northwest Surprise could be pinned on the success of its next generation home concept.The homebuilder quietly started selling properties last month in the community north of the 163rd Avenue exit of Grand Avenue. Lennar launched Asante in 2008 but put the brakes on construction in 2011 after building only 60 homes.The wraps come off Saturday with a model home opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the welcome home center at 163rd and Grand. Lennar will show 10 floor plans, ranging from 1,822 to nearly 3,000 square feet.Phoenix Area Division President Alan Jones said the impending completion of Loop 303 nearby was as much a factor as an improved housing market.“It’s definitely going to change it. Look at what the Loop 202 (completion) did for that area. The 303 is going to do the same thing,” Jones said. “Our location is excellent for a master planned community.”The floor plans are split between traditional homes and Lennar’s NextGen concept. The company describes it as “a home within a home.” Jones said another way to look at it is a house with an apartment suite attached.

  • Government will consider Google computer to be car's driver

    DETROIT (AP) — Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has found.The redefinition of "driver" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, taking it a step closer to its goal of self-driving cars without steering wheels, pedals or human drivers.But the company still has a long journey ahead before its cars get on the road in great numbers. While the safety agency agreed with Google's "driver" reinterpretation in a recent letter, it didn't allow other concessions and said numerous federal rules would have to be changed to permit the cars."NHTSA will interpret 'driver' in the context of Google's described motor vehicle design as referring to the SDS (self-driving system) and not to any of the vehicle occupants," Paul Hemmersbaugh, NHTSA's chief counsel, wrote in the letter.But the agency rejected many of Google's claims that its cars met federal auto safety standards, including a requirement for foot and hand brakes. Google said the requirement wasn't necessary because the electronic driver can stop the cars. Yet the government said regulations are clear and would have to be changed to allow that."In a number of instances, it may be possible for Google to show that certain (federal) standards are unnecessary for a particular vehicle design," Hemmersbaugh wrote. "To date, however, Google has not made such a showing."Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., has suggested the cars could be ready for the public in a few years. After several years of caution, last month federal regulators said they wanted to help speed the technology's widespread adoption if it proves to be safe.In letters over the past three months, Google asked NHTSA to interpret safety standards in ways that would ease the path for self-driving car prototypes to get into public hands.In order to put their cars on the road, automakers must self-certify that they meet federal safety standards and get NHTSA's approval. While Hemmersbaugh's letter agrees about the computer as the driver, it says the company will have to apply for exemptions to the standards, and the agency will have to go through the cumbersome federal rule-making process in some cases to get the cars approved.In January at the Detroit auto show, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the government wants to get autonomous cars on the road quickly and will fast-track policies and possibly even waive regulations to do it.Foxx said NHTSA, which is part of his department, will spend the next six months developing guidance for automakers on what's expected of self-driving prototype cars and what sort of tests should be used to make sure they are safe.The agency also will develop a model policy for states to follow if they decide to allow autonomous cars on public roads. That policy could eventually lead to consistent national regulations for autonomous cars. Right now, individual states like California, Florida and Nevada have their own regulations.Seven states and Washington, D.C., allow autonomous vehicle testing on their roads, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The federal government isn't predicting when autonomous cars will be on public roads in big numbers, but some automakers have said they could be in use in limited areas by 2020 — and Google has been more bullish than that.Foxx said the government believes self-driving vehicles could eventually cut traffic deaths, decrease highway congestion and improve the environment. He encouraged automakers to come to the government with ideas about how to speed their development.Safety advocates worry the agency is getting too cozy with the auto industry when it comes to technology regulations.Google spokesman Johnny Luu said the company had no comment beyond that it was reviewing the agency's response.

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  • VENTS: Saturday, Feb. 13 -- Women's Watch, Employment, Obama, Golf Club, Beyonce

    “Attention Women’s Watch, what color Kool-Aid are you drinking? Why don’t you do a little research on the truth and you fill find out your article is full of lies.”“S.K. Forbes brings up an excellent point about employment in the February article they authored. The government states that the employment age is between 15 and 64. While most 15-year olds are probably working part time if at all and some folks will work past 65 and if one uses the government guidelines than the working age population in the United Sates is presently growing at less 100,000 a month, about half of the rate of the growth in the 1970s, then in any month that creates more than 100,000 new jobs reduces unemployment.”“I want to respond to S.K. Forbes on the article, “a good thing President Obama isn’t listening to the local letter writers.” She or he makes a statement here that terrorism and the murders of police aren’t only carried out by radicalized Islamics. Ask any family of 9/11 or the Charleston church-goers murdered during a Bible study. You know what is amazing that she or he defends Obama. Obama doesn’t even know what a radicalized Islamic person is, as far as he is concerned, they don’t even exist. Then she or he goes on to say, there is no reason to believe that the president isn’t listening to his advisers. Believe me, Obama doesn’t listen to anyone accept those people who have money. That is how he got into office. People forget about the fact. People talk about the Republicans and all the money they are spending in this current election. When Obama ran for president the first time, he had $800 million in his war chest and no one talked about it, including people like S.K. Forbes.”“What a delight that the Union Hills Golf Club now says it where the public is welcome. The Sun City Club has a similar policy. Isn’t it about time Palmbrook rethinks its policy and allow the Sun City residents so they can come and have lunch or dinner.”“The anti-police honoring the Black Panthers by Beyonce during the Super Bowl was disgraceful. How was that allowed? What has happened to our country that during an event where millions of people are watching, anti-police violence against police is encouraged?”

  • OPINION: Inmate’s death leaves lessons for U.S. ‘justice’ system

    Carlos Tapia-Ponce, the 94-year-old federal prisoner we have been writing about (“A Slow, Lonely Death in Prison” and “Dying in Prison for Love of Family”) is finally going home. Tapia-Ponce died on Monday in a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) medical facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. His remains will be cremated and mailed to his daughters in Juarez, Mexico. His death leaves us with important lessons for the future of the U.S. criminal justice systemA week ago, Ellen Lake, Tapia-Ponce’s pro bono attorney, emailed U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker. She asked for an urgent meeting to discuss Decker’s continued opposition to her dying client’s request for a compassionate release. Under federal law, only the BOP can petition a court for the compassionate release of a federal prisoner.Attached to Lake’s email was a letter from Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States, Miguel Basanez, the former director of the Judicial Reform Program at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Ambassador Basanez reported that during a recent consular visit at the BOP’s medical center, Tapia-Ponce was found to be suffering from a severe gastric ulcer that made it difficult for him to eat. The condition, Basanez said, reduced Tapia-Ponce’s life expectancy “in the short term.”Basanez argued that Tapia-Ponce had “a consistent history of good behavior in prison,” “no history of violence” and was “not likely to pose a threat to any of our societies, if released and repatriated to Mexico.”Basanez’s letter concluded: “The Government of Mexico believes there are extraordinary and compelling humanitarian reasons in Mr. Tapia’s case for the Government to request” a compassionate release “for (the) sake of fairness and humanity on which our societies are founded.”Ten minutes after sending Basanez’s letter by email, Lake received a call from Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Kendall, who instructed her not to send any further communications. In a conversation straight out of Kafka’s “The Trial,” Kendall tersely informed Lake that no one would meet with her, the U.S. Attorney’s position was final, and the office was not willing to change it or to even talk about it.

  • VENTS: Friday, Feb. 12 -- Sanders, Palin, Trump, Democratic debate, ACC,

    Bernie Sanders said he has no aversion to taxing the rich 90 percent. There goes our freedom. Would you really like to live in a socialist country. Use common sense when voting, he doesn’t deserve your vote. He thinks every average citizen is rich.The person who criticized Sarah Palin about her being back in the race and not being able to take another incoherent speech is absolutely intolerant.I support Donald Trump because I think we need a border wall built. These Canadians just keep coming in and I’m tired of it.I listened to the Democratic debate and I thought they did a fabulous job. Hillary is unbelievable in her knowledge. Compared to the Republican debate, that was one of the best debates. Republican debates are just petty stuff back and forth, they have been a joke. The two moderators at the Democratic debate were top notch, they asked good questions and they controlled it.Is Arizona so lacking in qualified people that Gov. Ducey has to appoint to ACC a person with a conflict of interest to replace a person with a conflict of interest. Is there something wrong with the vetting process or is it just the old crony system. ACC is an important regulator of utilities that affects most citizens’ pocket books. I say shame on you governor, you could have done better.

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