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Gilbert woman’s motto: Have playpen, will travel

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Lisa Fuller remembers chasing her two young sons, 3 and 5, through a busy airport while lugging a stroller, car seat and a...

Culinary Dropout opening in downtown Gilbert

GSN news  Staff Culinary Dropout at the Yard opens Wednesday to the public at the corner of Gilbert Road and Hearn Way in the Heritage District.

Rio Rico goes California for Mexican food here

By Melody Birkett, GSN Contributor Sonoran, Baja, West Texas, Tex-Mex and Oaxaca are just a few Mexican cuisines you’ll find at East Valley restaurants. But Mario Ruiz, general manager of Rio Rico in Gilbert, decided his...

Waymo expanding EV footprint with 2nd hub

By Jim Walsh, GSN Staff Writer Waymo plans to double the size of its East Valley operations later this year by opening a new service center in Mesa, making the ubiquitous white vans with the...

Gilbert brothers celebrate 25 years in metal fabricating

By David Brown, GSN Contributor The Estrada Brothers’ Chandler operation has shown a lot of mettle over the years. This year, the Gilbert residents’ Southwest Metal Spinning company is celebrating 25 years of serving individual and...

Gilbert Fire considering new approach for medical calls

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert Fire Department won’t be sending a four-person manned fire truck to minor medical incidents like nose bleeds or non-serious injuries from car accidents beginning in July 2020. Instead, it...

Gilbert man’s ‘tweener homes’ help house-hunters de-stress

BY Paul Maryniak, GSN Executive Editor Norma and Andy Ramirez were full of dread at a time when they should have been brimming with excitement. They had made a decision to sell their Chandler home and...

Gilbert piano man builds business with unique strategies

By Emily M. Dean, GSN Contributor While many piano stores in the U.S. are struggling to find their customer base, business is booming at Gilbert’s family-owned My First Piano. My First Piano, located in Gilbert Town...

New Gilbert development retains a piece of EV history

GSN NEWS STAFF   The homes may cost a lot, but people who buy into the blooming Heirloom at Morrison Ranch subdivision in Gilbert won’t just get nice amenities. They’ll get a piece of Gilbert’s past. Camelot Homes...

Gilbert considers several electric scooter options

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert is considering several options for electric scooters – including a pilot program open to all scooter companies that want to do business in town. Staff is expected to bring...