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The South Mountain Freeway will provide a detour around downtown traffic for I-10 motorists.

Opponents of the South Mountain Freeway prepare for possibly their last fight

By Paul Maryniak What could be the last fight to stop construction of the South Mountain Freeway is being waged on paper in San Francisco. There, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has...
Income Tax

Local legislative leaders say state income tax abolition not in the cards

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Don't look for the Republican-controlled legislature to vote this year—or in the near future—to eliminate the state income tax. Incoming House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, whose district includes part of Gilbert,...
Dignity Health

Dignity Health and East Valley fire departments partner to provide specialized care to heart...

Patients with heart failure may benefit from a new pilot program now offered at Dignity Health’s East Valley hospitals. The new initiative, led by the City of Mesa Fire and Medical Department, and Dignity...
Gilbert Folk Festival

Gilbert Folk Festival needs volunteers

Volunteers (ages 18 and up) are needed for the 2017 Gilbert Folk Festival on February 18 to help direct guests, hand out programs and assist stage teams at various locations in downtown Gilbert. The shifts...
Gilbert Fire Suspect

Two juveniles identified on video after Gilbert’s Via Sorento fire

By Jim Walsh Gilbert police and fire investigators have interviewed two juvenile suspects caught on video after a spectacular fire destroyed several buildings under construction in October at the Via Sorento condominiums, near Gilbert and...
Adoption

Gift of Adoption expanding in Arizona, gives grants to adoptive parents

By Colleen Sparks The ways to build a family are as diverse as the people who live in Gilbert and around the country, but they aren’t always easy or free. However, people of all ages, backgrounds...

Waging a sweet war

It’s the fifth annual Cupcake Wars at Greenfield Junior High in Gilbert, and the students are well armed with an array of sweet touches and clever twists to give their treats a friendly combative...

Hale Centre Theatre owner reminisces about humble beginnings and success

By Srianthi Perera In 14 years of operation, Hale Centre Theatre has placed a huge footprint in Gilbert. The 11,000-square-foot theater with a 3,000-square-foot space where props are built, 2,000-square-foot space where costumes are stored and...

Heritage District improvements in the works

By Srianthi Perera While the vibrancy and success of the Heritage District in downtown Gilbert has been well documented, town officials say its development still is an ongoing process. Accordingly, Gilbert is working to update the...

Large Gilbert condo fire declared arson, person of interest sought

Authorities have determined that a fire that ripped through a Gilbert condominium complex was “incendiary,” or intentionally set, and a $30,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of...