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Fri
12
Sep
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Tolleson postpones council appointment

The Tolleson City Council postponed selecting someone to fill its empty seat this week after a meeting to interview candidates was canceled because of the storms.

The council had executive sessions scheduled for Monday and Tuesday to talk with candidates, and was expected to appoint someone during the regular meeting Tuesday.

New dates for the interviews and an appointment were not set as of Wednesday, Deputy City Clerk Crystal Zamora said.

The vacancy was created in July when Councilman Jose “Diego” Espinoza resigned to run as Democratic candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives for Legislative District 19. He served on the seven-member council in Tolleson for 11 years.

The applicants for his seat are:

• Lupe Leyva Bandin

• Frank Contreras

• Evangeline Díaz

• Donald Gerhart

• Caroline Gem-Paxton

• Barry Leimkuehler

• Cruzita Mendoza

• Diana Ruiz

• Melissa Saucedo

Fri
12
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Buckeye’s rising star

ALEXIS MOORE practices in her Buckeye home Monday. View photo by David Weibel
ALEXIS MOORE practices in her Buckeye home Monday. View photo by David Weibel

Alexis Moore of Buckeye was driving through her old hometown in Missouri with her family when she saw herself plastered on a giant billboard.

Alexis said she and her parents, Earl and Simone, couldn’t believe it at first. So they circled back, and sure enough – there was Alexis with a beaming smile, holding up her guitar for the Actors, Models and Talent for Christ billboard campaign.

“It was so weird,” Alexis said with a laugh.

The billboard can be seen in multiple cities across the United States, mostly between Texas and North Carolina.

“Normally, teenagers are on the phone … which she normally is, but she wasn’t doing that. She happened to be looking out the window,” Earl said, and that’s when Alexis saw herself on the billboard.

AMTC is an organization seeking to launch talented youths and adults who could be good role models into modeling and entertainment careers.

Fri
12
Sep
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GPA process proceeds

JDM submits zoning application for LP’s General Plan Amendment 14-01

 

The Litchfield Park General Plan Amendment process took another step Tuesday, with the submission of the zoning application to run concurrent with GPA 14-01.

JDM Partners, owner of the Wigwam, submitted a zoning application revealing a 180-unit project that details three housing unit types at the northwest corner of Village Parkway and Litchfield Road.

The plan includes a gated entry off of Village Parkway, a centralized area that would include a community pool and fitness facility, two different lot widths, and the removal of five acres of commercial land.

Fri
12
Sep
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Storm assessment

MUD COVERS COTTON LANE north of Indian School Road Tuesday after storms pummeled the Valley dropping record rainfall Sunday night and Monday morning. View photo by David Weibel
MUD COVERS COTTON LANE north of Indian School Road Tuesday after storms pummeled the Valley dropping record rainfall Sunday night and Monday morning. View photo by David Weibel
Cities, schools recovering from record rainfall
 

West Valley city and school officials bolted into action Monday as an early morning storm swept through the area, leaving record breaking rainfall in its wake.

The rain started around midnight and didn’t let up for the next eight hours. By 8:30 a.m., Gov. Jan Brewer declared a state of emergency, and it soon became the Valley’s wettest day on record since 1895, according to the National Weather Service.

Preliminary numbers from the Flood Control District of Maricopa County show the following rainfall for Monday:

• Avondale: 2.17 inches

• Buckeye: 2.80 inches

• Goodyear: 2.17 inches

• Litchfield Park: 2.01 inches

• Tolleson: 2.28 inches

• Tonopah: 2.20 inches

To put that into perspective, the metro area’s average total rainfall for the entire monsoon is normally 2.71 inches, the National Weather Service reported.

Fri
12
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W.V. family walks for hydrocephalus

MINDY WEINSTEIN WALKS with her oldest son Quentin, left, husband, Mike, and youngest son Bryson Sept. 2 in their Goodyear neighborhood. Mindy, who was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 14, will be walking with family members and friends in the Hydrocephalus Association Walk Oct. 4 in Phoenix. View photo by David Weibel
MINDY WEINSTEIN WALKS with her oldest son Quentin, left, husband, Mike, and youngest son Bryson Sept. 2 in their Goodyear neighborhood. Mindy, who was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 14, will be walking with family members and friends in the Hydrocephalus Association Walk Oct. 4 in Phoenix. View photo by David Weibel

The Weinstein family of Goodyear will be walking together Oct. 4 to raise awareness for a disease many do not hear about too often.

When Mindy Weinstein was just 14 years old, she had to be whisked off to the hospital for life or death brain surgery.

Terrible nausea and headaches had made her unconscious, and that is when the doctors diagnosed her with hydrocephalus — a condition where the body is unable to drain the water around the brain and causes the brain to swell.

“I had symptoms my whole life, I just didn’t know,” she said.

Surgeons implanted a shunt, or a tube that helps drain the fluids from the head, and life resumed as usual.

After her first month of marriage, seven years after the diagnosis, her shunt began to fail.

Another shunt was implanted, but became infected after a few months. She became unresponsive and her husband, Mike, had to make a major medical decision for her.

Tue
09
Sep
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Wicked weather

DRIVERS NAVIGATE flooded roadways Monday morning on Van Buren Street near 91st Avenue in Tolleson.
DRIVERS NAVIGATE flooded roadways Monday morning on Van Buren Street near 91st Avenue in Tolleson.
RANDY BROWER of Goodyear floats down a flooded wash near Wigwam Boulevard and Indian School Road Monday morning in Goodyear. Records were broken as the Valley saw more rain during the late monsoon storm that hit Sunday night and went into Monday morning than it had since 1933.
RANDY BROWER of Goodyear floats down a flooded wash near Wigwam Boulevard and Indian School Road Monday morning in Goodyear. Records were broken as the Valley saw more rain during the late monsoon storm that hit Sunday night and went into Monday morning than it had since 1933.
RYLIE MIHAM, 16, of Goodyear launches mud at her brother Monday morning in a flooded wash near Wigwam Boulevard and Indian School Road in Goodyear. A late monsoon storm hit Sunday night forcing several West Valley school districts to cancel school.
RYLIE MIHAM, 16, of Goodyear launches mud at her brother Monday morning in a flooded wash near Wigwam Boulevard and Indian School Road in Goodyear. A late monsoon storm hit Sunday night forcing several West Valley school districts to cancel school.

Storm breaks records; closes roads, schools

by Rachel Trott, Emily Toepfer
assistant editor, staff writer

Phoenix soaked the record books after an early-morning storm dumped 2.96 inches of rain by 9 a.m. Monday at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Tue
09
Sep
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Buckeye residents prep for Relay for Life

Bill Rosene of Buckeye is certainly not a newcomer to Relay for Life.

During a 24-hour period over Oct. 18 and 19, he will be participating in his 19th relay event benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Rosene said he started participating in the events when he was in junior high school and his mother, Janice, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

She later died.

What started as a way for him to gain support from others who have lost loved ones to cancer flourished into a major venue for him to give back and fight for the cause.

“That was really important at the beginning to have that type of support system. Now it’s just, I like to just give back a little bit,” he said.

Rosene, who is the math department chair at Youngker High School in Buckeye, started a Relay club at the school when he began teaching there seven years ago.

Tue
09
Sep
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Buckeye to honor 9/11 survivors, fallen

WHAT: Buckeye’s Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony
WHEN: 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
WHERE: Buckeye City Hall, 530 E. Monroe Ave.

COST: Free

Buckeye resident Steve Manning, retired port authority officer with the Port Authority Police Department of New York and New Jersey, said his initial thought when the first airplane hit one of the twin towers at the World Trade Center was that it was a terrible accident.

But when the second plane hit, Manning, like most Americans, began to realize it was no accident.

Tue
09
Sep
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TOUCHDOWN

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams THE NINTH F-35A Lightning II fighter jet touches down Sept. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. The base is scheduled to get a total of 144 F-35s within the next decade.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams THE NINTH F-35A Lightning II fighter jet touches down Sept. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. The base is scheduled to get a total of 144 F-35s within the next decade.

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