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Published by Estrella Publishing LLC, PO Box 6962, Goodyear AZ 85338. Additional copies and article reproductions can be obtained for a fee by contacting info@EstrellaPublishing.com Catherine Uretsky, Publisher and Editor 623.594.9283 info@EstrellaPublishing.com Al Uretsky, Publisher and Sales Executive 623.594.9283 info@EstrellaPublishing.com All contents © 2010-present day Estrella Publishing LLC. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in any form, in whole or part, without written permission from Estrella Publishing LLC is prohibited. Estrella Publishing accepts freelance contributions, there is no guarantee that materials will be used or returned. Some content is provided by Brandpointe and Family Features. Estrella Publishing is not responsible for the views of contributing writers and assumes no responsibility for errors appearing within. Opinions expressed are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the Publisher or Advertisers. Estrella Publishing reserves the right to restrict all advertisement to their proper classification and to edit or reject any copy at its sole discretion. Neither this publication nor Estrella Publishing is an agent of or in any way affiliated with the associated Developer nor Homeowners Association, or any of their respective affiliates. This publication has not been approved by, sponsored by, or endorsed by the associated Developer nor Homeowners Association in any way.

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From Me To You... Does anyone else have a hard time writing 2021 as the current year? I catch myself every time I have to write a check or note the date. It seems as though I didn’t get to use 2020 much so switching to 2021 seems... disloyal? We all lost so much last year, time is one of the smallest to think about but perhaps one of the biggest to wrap our heads around. We not only lost time, but all the things we were planning on using that time for. Momentous birthdays were swept under the rug. Graduations were virtual. Time itself seemed to stretch and bend. The world was at once creeping along at a snail’s pace and also racing towards some unknown destination. Time is not just a space from one moment to another, it is also something you can give. Time to heal, time to think, time to grow. The grace of time to make mistakes and learn. Time to become something more, something better.

51 Years

As a parent there are many moments where the gift of time is all that your child needs to figure out a way forwards. I try to model that behavior as my own children become older. The impulse as a Mom is to rush forwards and help, ease the way and prevent our offspring from making easily avoidable mistakes. I think that is not doing them any favors. If they do not fail, how can they learn to overcome life’s trials and tribulations? One day you will not be there to jump in front of them when a problem arises, and if they have not learned to cope on their own already it will be that much harder without guidance. I have a friend who is struggling with her health. She probably doesn’t have much time left on this Earth, and watching her vibrancy slipping away is almost unbearable. Her time is cut short and there is no fairness in that. Her time to live, watch her children grow and thrive. Her time to age gracefully, see the grey hair and wrinkles mark the passing of time. Her time to be. I am a planner and a do-er. I want to rush in and organize her life and tie up all the threads I see hanging around her. Things she should do for her family, things she should do for herself. But. It is not my life and not my time to decide how to use. The best gift I can give her is the time to do what she wants. To spend or squander the time she has remaining in whichever way she chooses. And that is hard. But it is right. I urge you all to think about the time we have been given and decide how you want to spend it. Otherwise it will just rush past, and by the time you decide it may be too late.

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Spiritual Thoughts

Hello Vistancia!

Have you ever played “would you rather?” A young neighbor friend recently asked me “would I rather have a cupcake or drink hot chocolate?” Who could choose between two great options? (Honestly it was getting cold at the time, so I chose hot chocolate!) This game is played with youth groups and as “get-to-know-you” activities at adult functions as well. “Would you rather … never be able to eat your favorite food again, or only be able to eat your favorite food?” “Would you rather stick your hand in poo or your face in mud?” There are so many great options to elicit conversation that books have been published containing only these questions. I discovered “would you rather” can be played when it comes to thinking about responsibilities as well. The last time my children groaned about having to fold their laundry AGAIN, I asked

“would you rather fold your laundry or have to wear dirty clothes?” And when they struggled about washing dishes AGAIN (I struggle with this too), I said, “would you rather wash your dishes or eat off dirty ones and possibly get sick?” In fact, I think this could be a great game for us all as we make decisions around financial giving, volunteering and generally looking out for one another. “Would you rather support the people in your community and help them grow to be educated, healthy, contributors to society or not?” Just asking “would you rather” has helped the congregation of Spirit Song think about how we can better support our schools and help people who are experiencing homelessness. We would rather they be well taken care of. There is a sense of loving, shared obligation towards helping everyone be well when we think about the other possibilities. Easter season is upon us and from us to you, we wish you a season filled with hope and new life! May your “would you rather” answers always be aimed at making the world a better place, or as we say in my faith tradition may you help in “creating heaven on Earth.” Hoping you experience a bit of heaven this month! Submitted by Misty Howick, Pastor of Spirit Song Church meeting in Vistancia, Facebook Live and Youtube.

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Furry Friends

Thanks to the pandemic, many people have gone from working in an office to working from home, giving cat owners a chance to spend more time with their furry friends. With all this extra time, you have the opportunity to strengthen the bond you share with your cat while helping them get active and stay healthy. Fortunately, there are several enrichment activities you can set up indoors to give them some much needed mental stimulation and prevent destructive behaviors. 1. Plan a treasure hunt: One of the easiest ways to make a quick activity for your cat is to create a treasure hunt. All you have to do is hide small amounts of dry cat food in various spots around your house. Throughout the day, your cat can “hunt” for their food, which will keep them active in a fun and engaging way.

and displays schools of fish, encouraging your cat to pounce like she would in the wild. The more fish your cat catches, the higher the score. You can even keep track of her score and share it on social media. 3. Make a puzzle feeder: The active pursuit of food is instinctive for cats. A puzzle feeder is a great way to appeal to your cat’s desire for physical and mental stimulation. All you need is a plastic water or soda bottle and a utility knife. Use the knife to cut a few small holes in the sides of the clean, sanitized bottle. Make sure the holes are big enough for pieces of kibble to pass through. Place some dry kibble into the bottle, screw on the cap and let your cat get to work. 5. Go for a walk: It may seem unorthodox, but cats can be trained to walk on a leash. Many cats enjoy getting out to explore the neighborhood. Taking your cat for a walk lets them safely experience the great outdoors. It can also give them some necessary exercise.

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Rx Safety

Prescription medications have many benefits, including managing pain, regulating chronic conditions, preventing disease and more. Despite numerous positives, medications can be dangerous to others in your household, especially kids. Every eight minutes a child goes to an emergency room for medicine poisoning, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, and three out of four ER visits for medicine poisoning are due to kids getting into parents’ or grandparents’ medicine. Unintentional injuries including poisoning are the leading cause of mortality among infants and children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research from the American Association of Poison Control Centers shows the vast majority (90%) of poisonings occur at home. Look at how you use medications in your household and adopt safer practices that include: Never leave medications out: When busy multitasking, you may leave your medication out on a counter or toss it in your purse or backpack. Don’t leave medications where kids can see them or where they can easily be found, such as in drawers, on nightstands or in bags. If the medication is for your child when they are sick, never leave it in their bedroom. Store medicines out of reach: Choose one Estrella Publishing - Mountain View magazine

storage location for all medication that is out of reach of children. This can be anywhere throughout the home that is high and out of sight. Talk with your children: Be honest with kids about the dangers of taking prescriptions. Adjust your conversation based on your child’s age, stressing that medications are only meant for the person the doctor prescribed them for and can be harmful to anyone else. Tell them to never take a medication without checking with you first and if they find any pills or bottles to bring them to you right away. These steps will help significantly reduce the chances your child will access your medication. However, in case of emergency, call poison control immediately. Program the poison control center at 800-222-1222 into your home and cell phones. You may want to add this number on a sticky note or other label in your medicine storage space as well.

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Money Matters This year, as you tidy up your home and surroundings, why not also consider some financial spring cleaning? Here are a few ideas for getting your financial house in order: • “De-clutter” your portfolio. Over time, your investment portfolio can accumulate redundancies – that is, you might own several investments that are essentially similar. It might be appropriate to replace some of these and broaden your holdings. • Own your investments purposefully. As an investor, you should be following a goalbased strategy that includes the matching of certain investments with certain objectives. For example, you might own stocks or mutual funds to eventually provide the capital appreciation potential you’ll need to retire comfortably. But you might also own other vehicles, such as bonds or other fixed-income investments, to provide you with a source of regular income. • “Dust off” your investment strategy. Over a long winter, your windows can get dirty and grimy, so, when spring arrives, you may want to get out the glass cleaner. Over time, your investment strategy may get somewhat “dusty,”

too, especially if you’ve experienced significant changes in your life, such as a new job, a new child or even a new plan for retirement. By periodically reviewing your investment strategy, you’ll be able to clarify your vision for the future. • Protect yourself from hidden dangers. When you think of your financial situation, are you also exposing yourself and your loved ones to risk? If something were to happen to you, could your family members stay in their home? Could your children still go to college? To help keep their lifestyle intact if you weren’t around, you’ll need adequate life insurance. And to avoid burdening your grown children with potentially huge expenses should you ever need some type of long-term care, such as an extended nursing home stay, you may want to talk to a financial advisor about protection strategies. By taking some spring cleaning measures, you can brighten your living space for the seasons ahead. And by applying some of the same principles to your financial environment, you can help improve the prospects for meeting your important goals. Submitted by Chris Carlton, of Edward Jones This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Healthy Life Choices

Do you want to be healthier and have a new outlook on life? Making your health a priority may seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these easy steps to get you started on your health journey. Drink More Water While you may be tired of being told to drink more water, it is essential for your body and can promote your health in many different ways. Staying hydrated can help lower your blood pressure, aid digestion and improve your physical performance. Drinking water can also help with weight loss, whether consumed before a meal or replacing sugary drinks and sodas. According to a 2018 study, dehydration can also lead to depression, proving that water benefits are not just physical. Prioritize Mental Health After a challenging year like 2020, it is essential to maintain your mental health as much as you do your physical health. Health and wellness counselors can help, too. Programs like InSHAPE® from Southwest Behavioral & Health Services promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. They allow participants to hold themselves accountable with weekly sessions and quarterly assessments with free, certified health mentors.

weight control, and makes you less hungry throughout the day. The most significant benefit of eating breakfast is the energy boost. While it can be hard to get out of bed in the morning, having breakfast helps fight off sluggishness and jumpstarts your day. While you may feel like you never have enough time for breakfast in the morning, there is an abundance of easy and fast breakfast recipes available online. Your health can be tricky to navigate, and significant changes can be overwhelming. Remember to start small and build your way up over time. If you need any help along the way, we’re here for you. Submitted by Marcie Herzog, director of highrisk populations and the InSHAPE program at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. More information is available at www.sbhservices.org.

Health programs like InSHAPE go deeper by not only making participants more mindful of their health choices but boosting their confidence and improving their self-esteem as well. These improvements can significantly impact other parts of their life. Members have said that the program has helped them beat addiction, pursue a career, and feel physically and mentally healthy. Eat Breakfast Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s not just for kids. Regardless of your age, breakfast is vital for brainpower, can improve 10 Estrella Publishing - Mountain View magazine

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Outdoor Living

Last year, many people took a fresh look at their outdoor living spaces, as life outdoors became of renewed importance. Backyards transformed into stay-cation retreats, and front entries were revamped into spaces for social distancing reminiscent of old-fashioned porches.

No matter where you live, your outdoor space can be enjoyed all season with simple upgrades, such as adding a fire pit for warm gatherings or an outdoor kitchen for the taste of summer all year. Whether you do it yourself or hire a landscape professional, hardscaping materials - including natural stone, interlocking concrete pavers and retaining wall systems - can add value to your home and help set the stage for a heated hot tub, cozy seating around a fire, wood-fired ovens for pizza parties and more. 1) Add a fire feature for chilly days and nights. A fireplace, fire table, fire pit, or patio heater will enhance any outdoor space with warmth and ambiance. Fire pits and fireplaces also are available in kits including all materials that are popular with do-it-yourselfers.

2) A dedicated outdoor cooking space lets you grill in any season. Along with multifunction grills, compact wood-fired outdoor ovens are popular choices, and hardscape designs can make the perfect countertop or grill island. 3) Create easy access from indoors to outdoors. A raised patio, built with retaining wall units and pavers, is a low-maintenance solution as compared to a deck. Pavers come in many styles, textures and colors, and require little to no maintenance if properly installed. 4) Accessorize with functionality in mind. Lighting, pergolas, shades, awnings, screens and year-round furniture should be considered in an outdoor space all-season refresh. Low-voltage LED lighting can be installed between courses of retaining wall units, under capstones and along paving stone patios and paths. Outdoor living is an essential part of everyone’s health and well-being. Create an outdoor space that adds value to your property and keeps you outside longer into the night, earlier in the spring and later into the season.

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Picky Eaters It seems like every family has at least one - a child who is somewhat selective about what they’re willing to eat. As a parent, you may despair about making sure your children are getting enough healthy vegetables in their daily diet. But don’t give up just yet. It is possible to use vegetables in creative ways that even your most critical eater will find hard to resist. Here are just a few ideas to amp up the veggie factor while also encouraging healthy eating habits.

the animal world - Talk about what rabbits or guinea pigs eat, or large animals like elephants and huge dinosaurs! Arrange a salad plate fit for a bunny or a triceratops and have at it! They’ll never guess! There are plenty of ways to sneak a few - or a little more - veggies into foods your kids will love.

* Cauliflower pizza crust. Kids love pizza, and they’ll never know the delicious crust is made from cauliflower. Newman’s Own Cauliflower Crust Thin and Crispy Pizzas, in Cheese or Margherita varieties, will quickly become family favorites. These great-tasting pizzas are made with wholesome ingredients like real cauliflower You probably had “ants on a log” when you were and 100% whole milk mozzarella, with no added a kid - celery stalks filled with peanut butter and sugar - and the crust is certified gluten-free. dotted with raisin “ants” that kids find irresistible. * Ground meat favorites. Meatballs, hamburgers Sometimes the presentation makes all the and meatloaf using ground meat or poultry are difference. These strategies may help kids see easy foods to sneak in some finely grated carrot, their veggies in a new way: zucchini, spinach or kale for a nutrition boost. * Eat your veggies for dessert. Veggies like * Use a fun name for the food - From “ants on carrots and zucchini make yummy breads, a log” to calling zucchini noodles “zoodles,” muffins or cake. A little sugar, agave or honey kids like things that sound funny or pique their in the recipe is all that’s needed to sweeten the imagination. deal, turning your vegetables into dessert - or * Turn veggies into art - Turn a plate full of breakfast! differently shaped veggies like carrot curls, * Smooth it up. Use your blender to make tasty strips of bell peppers, sliced pitted olives, cherry concoctions from any number of veggies or tomato halves fruits. Add yogurt and sweeten with honey until or broccoli it tastes so good nobody can resist. Or just use “trees” into bananas for sweetness that makes any smoothie faces or taste better. Kids thrown off by green smoothies? landscapes - or Give it a funny name (Swamp Shake?) to help it let your kids go down more smoothly. · Open every night from 5 pm to 1 am create art with · Every child seen by a pediatrician them before · Faster than the emergency room Grow vegetables at home, let kids choose · Online registration to get into queue they munch. some at the farmer’s market or learn how to or register for telehealth visit Add tasty dips · Telehealth visits from anywhere in AZ prepare the veggies together. Children are more for kids to · AHCCCS and most major insurance interested in eating things when they’ve had an accepted, cash pay rates available sample as they active part in the process. · Easy access off 101 and I-10 work their way · Rapid COVID testing available around the Need more meal inspiration? Check out plate. 623-643-9233 NewmansOwn.com for plenty of tasty, better-for* Learn about GoodNightPeds.com you recipe ideas. herbivores in 10320 W McDowell Rd Bldg. L, Avondale

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Non-Stress Beneficiary Deed To Avoid Probate If you want one or two adults to receive your home or real estate upon your death, a Beneficiary Deed can be a non-stress way to avoid probate. A Beneficiary Deed is in essence a “pay on death designation” for real property. A Beneficiary Deed avoids probate without giving up any present ownership interest in the property, like joint tenants with right of survivorship does. The Beneficiary Deed is fully revocable. Where there are co-owners, the surviving owner can revoke the Beneficiary Deed. The owner retains control. The owner does not need to consult the beneficiaries or be concerned about the beneficiaries’ creditors (unlike joint tenants). The Beneficiary Deed is a great tool for people who have all other assets in accounts that have a “pay on death” designation of some type.

The Beneficiary Deed is not a good tool if you want to leave your real property to more than two people, to minors or to adults with special needs receiving government assistance. In those instances, a trust is the best non-stress way to avoid probate

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Peoria 411

In February, Mayor Carlat appointed me to represent Peoria on the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association’s (AMWUA) Board of Directors, a role she held for the last seven years.This is a great honor and a responsibility I take very seriously.The organization, referred to as AMWUA (pronounced “Aam-wah”), has been an influential participant in the Arizona water community since its founding in 1969 and is a great benefit to Peoria residents since the city joined in 1986.

Originally formed to supply treated effluent to cool the reactors at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, AMWUA’s membership and scope have grown as municipalities realized the benefit of regional collaboration on water issues. Today,AMWUA is made up of the 10 largest municipal water utilities in the Phoenix area collectively serving water to 3.6 million people. Since its founding, AMWUA has been involved in every major advancement in Arizona water, including the 1980 Groundwater Management Act, formation of the Department of Environmental Quality and Arizona Water Banking Authority, and the development of water conservation programs. AMWUA is the place where cities get together to discuss, debate, and collabo-rate on water issues. Many of the agreements AMWUA

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members rely on for theirwater supplies, such as with the Salt River Project, were developed around the AMWUA meeting table. AMWUA staff provides expertise, research, information and facilitates discussion among its members on a host of items, including water resources policy, water conservation programs, communications, and legislation. In addition to providing an avenue for the city to engage in regional water issues, AMWUA produces useful water-related resources for Peoria residents. For exam- ple, residents can sign up to receive AMWUA’s weekly blog via e-mail to stay current on water-related issues or click through its wide selection of online mate- rials, including interactive tools, videos and, most importantly, reference guides to learn more about water conservation. It’s important for all of us to remember, Peoria has enough water to use, but never enough to waste. We encourage conservation and wise water use to ensure that we have enough water, so that our desired quality of life and community growth goals can both be achieved. I encourage you to visit AMWUA’s website at www.amwua.org to learn more about this important organization and all of the resources it has to offer. Again, I am honored to represent you and all of Peoria as an AMWUA board member. Submitted by Bridget Binsbacher, Councilmember, Mesquite District

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Is Your Doctor Ready? The COVID-19 pandemic changed how people think about healthcare. Interacting with your doctor has never been more critical, but now some or all those interactions might occur online. As telehealth use grows and patients have come to expect more online services from their doctors, it’s important to ask your doctor about available tools to help you stay connected and save time. NextGen Healthcare experts suggest you ask your doctor about: * Online patient access: How does their patient portal work, and what features does it offer? Can you easily send a message to your doctor, request a prescription refill, access your personal health records, and view lab results online?

of a traditional office setting. This growth of consumerism also means you have more choices for where and how you receive healthcare, and this will likely impact how you choose a doctor in the future. Your health is your top possession. Stay connected to your doctor and take an active role in your own health by ensuring your doctor’s practice offers digital patient engagement tools that make it easy for you to stay on top of your healthcare. Through technology, doctors and patients can be more aligned for even better overall health outcomes. Learn more at www.nextgen.com.

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Yoga Helps Kids Adolescence isn’t easy on anyone. The physical, psychological, social and emotional changes are difficult for young people since many do not have the tools to deal with the whirlwind of feelings that come with growing up. That’s why parents and educators are increasingly focused on teaching emotional regulation. These are the skills that help us to manage emotions and behavior despite negative circumstances. Children who understand and self-regulate their emotions are better able to control impulses, be flexible when things change unexpectedly, and manage behavior when feeling angry or upset.

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Emotional regulation is especially important for today’s kids. Everything from social media pressures to distance learning during a pandemic has added complexity and uncertainty to adolescence. Young people in low socioeconomic circumstances often face additional stressors such as abuse, neighborhood violence, hunger or housing insecurity. Given how psychologically vulnerable kids are at this age, schools are redoubling their efforts to build these skills in their students. Any parent will tell you that this is easier said than done. However, a growing body of research indicates that mindful practices like yoga help children develop the tools to better manage their emotions. More and more studies indicate that yoga promotes and improves emotional self-regulation along with other positive psychological outcomes in adolescents. There is still more research to be done, but these results have important implications for the positive impact of school-based yoga programs. The initial evidence suggests that the emotional self-regulation and mind-body awareness skills provided by yoga in education settings can help adolescents cope with life’s challenges more effectively and help them grow into healthy adults. It offers additional support for integrating yoga into daily routines to give students the critical emotional skills they’ll use the rest of their lives. Not every school system has yoga available as an after-school program, so it’s important to note there are other ways to help your children or students benefit from yoga and mindfulness practices. For ideas on how to incorporate Kundalini Yoga practices at home, visit 3HO.org or yogaforyouth.org. April 2021


Green Thumb

Gardening saw record growth in 2020 and experts expect many more people will be digging in the dirt again this spring. From “Victory” vegetable gardens to balcony containers, outdoor gathering spaces and mood-lifting landscapes, gardening is providing an outlet during the pandemic. With all that expansion and enthusiasm comes the need for inspiration and advice.

The National Garden Bureau was founded in 1920 in the wake of World War I, when an increasing number of suburbanites needed basic backyard gardening instruction. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to provide education to motivate people to enjoy plants, from indoor houseplants to outdoor gardens. How do they do it? One way is with their ‘Year of’ program. Each year the National Garden Bureau selects one annual, one perennial, one bulb

crop, one edible and one shrub as their ‘Year of the’ crops. One of the more popular picks for 2021 is The Year of the Sunflower. If there was ever a time where we needed to add some sunshine to the world, it’s now. Sunflowers add bright, cheery color to the garden, and they’re extremely easy to grow. They’re simple to start from seed, or you can purchase new potted varieties that promise multiple blooms throughout the season. Planting sunflowers, hibiscus, hyacinth, monarda and other easy-togrow flowers can help add color and curb appeal, but they also add natural beauty to outdoor gathering spaces, another COVID-19 world trend. Need more information or inspiration for your garden this year? Visit NGB.org.

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Samurai Sudoku for April This samurai sudoku puzzle is a great way to engage the brain and help develop logic skills. There are 5 overlapping grids with one unique solution. Each of 4 corners are shaded. To solve this Samurai puzzle use standard every each digitlogic from 1 toThere 9 can appear once This samurai sudoku puzzle sudoku is a great rules way tofor engage the9x9 braingrid: and help develop skills. areonly 5 overlapping grids in with onerow, unique solution. Each3x3 of 4box. corners are shaded. solve this are Samurai puzzle use standard sudoku rules for every 9x9 every column and Good Luck! To Solutions on our website www.EstrellaPublishing.com

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Useful Numbers EMERGENCY SERVICES Emergencies (Police / Fire) Police Non-Emergency Fire Department Non-Emergency Fire Dept. (Snake Removal) Poison Control Center Rattlesnakes & Gila Monsters

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LICENSES Drivers & Plates Vehicle Emissions Station PUBLIC UTILITIES APS - Electric Company Cox Communications Qwest (Voice & Internet) Zona Wyyerd (Internet) Southwest Gas Company SCHOOLS Peoria Unified School District Lake Pleasant Elementary School Vistancia Elementary School Liberty High School Sunrise Mountain High School MISCELLANEOUS Trilogy Golf Club Trilogy HOA Office Vistancia HOA Office Community Patrol

602.255.0072 887.692.9227 602.371.7171 623.594.1072 800.244.1111 623.455.4555 877.860.6020 623.486.6040 623.773.6575 623.773.6500 623.773.6525 623.487.5125 623.328.5100 623-215-6258 623.215.8646 480.313.2685

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EXCEEDING YOUR EXPECTATIONS Our commitment to exceeding residents’ expectations goes beyond their health and safety. During these trying times, Robson Reserve has adapted with additional measures so residents can still enjoy our delicious dining and engage in activities. Call us today at 623-535-1613 to learn more about the lifestyle at Robson Reserve and our outstanding independent and assisted living residences.

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Mountain View is a free, monthly magazine produced by Estrella Publishing for the residents of Vistancia, Blackstone and Trilogy.

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Mountain View is a free, monthly magazine produced by Estrella Publishing for the residents of Vistancia, Blackstone and Trilogy.