Opinion

Preparing for the worst: Are you ready?
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Preparing for the worst: Are you ready?

November 9th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Denny Barney In recent weeks, our country has endured a seemingly endless string of emergencies. We know Harvey, Irma and Maria by name, and we’ve seen the destruction left in their wake. We have heard about North Korea’s...
House flipping is back and growing in the East Valley
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House flipping is back and growing in the East Valley

November 8th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Wayne Schutsky The residential house-flipping market is active in pockets throughout the East Valley, with much of the activity driven by motivated investors providing inventory for the first-time homebuyer market. The volume...
Gilbert boy is king of chess
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Gilbert boy is king of chess

November 7th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Melody Birkett Steve Wongso is not your typical 7-year-old. In between studying, he loves playing chess. In fact, he has won two national championships. He’s the First Grade Champion in the 2016 National K-12 Championships....
Glorious sounds emanate from the East Valley Chorale
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Glorious sounds emanate from the East Valley Chorale

November 6th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Melody Birkett A group of talented singers make up the East Valley Chorale, which started in 1999 with a dozen people from three churches. It’s now made up of about 90 people from 50 churches in the Valley. “A lot of these...
Gilbert musician makes cinematic debut
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Gilbert musician makes cinematic debut

November 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski English guitarist Ben Bruce has an affinity for the Valley. Having moved to Scottsdale, Bruce now lives in Gilbert with his wife and daughter to give her the best possible childhood, he said....
Adroit Asian fusion at Clever Koi
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Adroit Asian fusion at Clever Koi

November 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Nick Campisano and Joshua James have not yet visited Asia, but they run a mean Asian-inspired kitchen and craft cocktail bar in Clever Koi. “We’ve not been overseas, but we pay homage to them. Asian culture...
1/3 of Valley parents won’t allow kids to play football
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1/3 of Valley parents won’t allow kids to play football

November 3rd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Contributed by Barrow Neurological Institute Despite increased emphasis on concussion education and player safety, one-third of Valley parents won’t allow their children to play football, according to a new survey by...
Gilbert Historical Museum has larger mission as HD South
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Gilbert Historical Museum has larger mission as HD South

November 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera The Gilbert Historical Museum is a link to the town’s past. But in the future, the museum will be known as HD South. The museum, which is run by the Gilbert Historical Society, has been transforming itself...
Big League Dreams vows fight over town contract termination
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Big League Dreams vows fight over town contract termination

November 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By JIM Walsh Gilbert’s stormy relationship with Big League Dreams has been headed for a nasty divorce since July, when the town unilaterally closed the sports park amid safety concerns about the integrity of outfield fences and...