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EV group offers $18M cash to save Chinese center

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor An informal group calling itself the East Valley Cultural Coalition has come up with an $18 million cash offer in private money to buy the Chinese Cultural Center in...

EV all but shut out of new school bus program

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services More than four dozen Arizona school districts are getting new school buses at no cost to taxpayers, but the East Valley has been just about shut out. The tab for...

Gilbert site becomes an answered prayer for church

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor The Rev. Jeff Royce and his flock will soon have a place they can call home in Gilbert. Oasis Church’s anticipated move to its building – under construction near the...

Church’s ‘Giving Machine’ a special way to help

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Barbara Payne inserted her credit card into a giant red vending machine and punched some numbers. For $75, the Gilbert resident bought a goat that will go to someone in...

Town ban on feeding ferals riles cat lovers

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Paul Rodriguez was showing up every night at a dirt lot on the northwest corner of Elliot and Gilbert roads to feed seven homeless cats in the area. But that...

Two Chandler women put a blue dent in Red EV

By Paul Maryniak and Jason Stone, GSN Staff Two Chandler women – one a native Mesan and the other a seven-year transplant from the San Francisco Bay Area – this month accomplished what had been...

State ponders ways to curb vaping among young people

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Alarmed by the sharp increase of youth “vaping,’’ state health officials are preparing a campaign they hope will scare teens from starting or, if it’s too late for that,...

Once again, Williams Field students aid the hungry

By Coty Dolores Miranda, GSN Contributor Caring for their community – even folks they’ve never met – is the fall focus of students of Gilbert’s Williams Field High School. Of course, a little classroom competition never...

Heritage District businessman fights town over garage

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor A David-and-Goliath fight is playing out in Gilbert’s Historic District between a businessman and the town. For 13 years Marc Barlow has run his commercial real estate business out of...

Famous EV race school seeks bankruptcy protection

By Paul Maryniak, GSN Executive Editor The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving – a half-century-old East Valley landmark – has skidded into federal bankruptcy court with $3.5 million in debts. The school petitioned the...