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Jeffrey S. Case believes he faces “great challenges but tremendous opportunities” in his role as Avondale’s new fire chief. Previously a deputy chief with the Phoenix Fire Department, Case is Avondale Fire & Medical’s first new fire chief in 23 years. He will officially replace Paul Adams when he assumes the role September 2. “I see the strength of the city of Avondale as being a strong, connected community that has deep roots,” said Case, who boasts 34 years of public safety service experience. “There’s a lot of history. But I also see a real passion for advancement; for moving Avondale forward and becoming a growing, progressive city. My job and passion will be to make sure the Avondale Fire and Medical Department is equipped, trained and prepared to advance and grow with the city,” he told the West Valley View. In a statement, Avondale City Manager Charles Montoya said, “Avondale is fortunate to have a leader with an impressive career such as Jeffrey Case join the Avondale Fire Department.” “He has worked his way up the ladder from firefighter and paramedic, to engineer, captain, battalion chief, division chief

Jeffrey S. Case starts his position as Avondale’s new fire chief on September 2. (Photo courtesy city of Avondale)

to deputy chief, serving in that capacity for the last 15 years for the fifth-largest city in the United States.” Case will oversee fire and medical operations, which encompass 75 individuals in

four divisions. He anticipates his new role will be different than previous ones. “I have a different level of city involve-

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Goodyear woman recognized at prestigious security conference

BY CHRISTINA FUOCO-KARASINSKI West Valley View Executive Editor

With mass shootings and threats frequent occurrences, Andrea Evans has to take her job seriously. As the security manager for AEG Facilities’ Gila River Arena, Evans is responsible for the building and everyone in it. “Unfortunately, we’re living in a world where bad things happen,” she said. “We have to work with our Glendale Police Department, Fire Department and FBI to make sure I’m up to date on everything that can possibly happen so I can protect the venue.” For her efforts, Evans was given the 2019 Professional of the Year Award at the recent National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. It was hosted by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi. “The reason for the Professional of the Year Award is to allow professional leagues, NCAA member institutions, marathon and interscholastic athletics organizations to honor outstanding individ-

uals in the field of sports safety and security for their contributions and leadership,” NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani said. “These contributions involve enhancing safety and security at their venue beyond what is normally required and setting an example for others to follow.” Evans was selected by the National Hockey League along with a league official at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition. Marciani noted each league or organization selects the criteria and makes the determination as to which professional will be recognized. Evans has been with Gila River Arena since the venue opened in 2003 and has worked her way up to her current role of security manager, overseeing all security policy, personnel and procedures for the venue. “I was shocked, to be honest,” Evans said about her award. “I know the NHL told me they were going to put me up for it, but I didn’t put two and two together until they called.” Prior to her role at Gila River Arena, Evans worked for the Maricopa County

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Sheriff’s Office as a detention officer. She left the position to be a stayat-home mom to her three boys. When the arena staff announced its opening, she applied for a parttime job in security “to get out of the house.” “As the kids got older, that allowed me to move up,” she said. “I enjoy it, but I never thought about working in a ven- Mark McCormack of Axis Communications, left, and Dr. Lou Marciani, NCS4 director, honored Andrea Evans, Gila River Areue before. It was a fluke na’s security manager. (Photo courtesy Gila River Arena) thing for me to get into. I wanted something part time, and se- ing has changed or if vehicles were left curity was a natural for me because of abandoned. Her assistant patrols Gila the sheriff’s department. River Arena as well. “It’s an unbelievable place to work “We’re constantly walking around it, and I enjoy it thoroughly. It’s some- inside and out, checking security camerthing different every single day.” as and looking through everything,” EvEvans doesn’t get starstruck by the ans said. “Depending on who’s coming stars and athletes who pass through in — whether it’s a nonevent day or our Gila River Arena. To her, they’re just dark days — we prepare. If it’s a noneveryday people. event day, people think it’s slow. But Evans was born and raised in Arizo- we’re getting ready for the hockey seana. After graduating from Tolleson High son now, training the staff, redoing polSchool, she attended Long Medical In- icies and procedures, and going through stitute for sports medicine. She became with the local law enforcement what we certified but realized that wasn’t her need to do to make our building safer.” calling. The Goodyear resident applied This season, the NHL is restricting to be an MCSO detention officer. bags to 12 inches by 12 inches, but She sees protecting the community they do not need to be clear. Backpacks as her calling. are no longer permitted. “I don’t look at it as stressful,” she “We just want everybody to go home said. “Even at the sheriff’s department, safely — the staff and guests,” she said. they ranked me so well on staying calm “That’s the goal every time we open in situations. I don’t stress out. If we the doors. We want everybody to enjoy have a fight or a medical situation, I the event and go home the same way usually stay calm. If you get excited, they came in. I do say a prayer every the staff gets excited. I have to stay lev- morning before I leave for work, beel with everyone.” cause that’s what I need to go on with Among her daily duties are driving my day. That’s the only thing I have in around the venue, making sure noth- my back pocket.”

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ment. As a fire chief, I’m a part of city management and the connection to all the different parts of the city; different programs within the city,” Case explained. “At this point, my level of involvement will expand to be able to impact those areas and to find out how the Avondale Fire and Medical Department can create opportunities to advance city initiatives.” Maintaining a strong relationship between the fire and police departments will contribute to that advancement, Case said. “We have an excellent police chief that I believe has created a very strong police department and the ability for us to collaborate, partner and work together in what is unfortunately a growingly violent society that we, Avondale, are not immune to. That relationship is going to be incredibly important.” Case added that he’s excited to share his passion for public safety service with his new team. “I care deeply about the people I’ll be supervising and leading — my firefighters. I want to keep my firefighters safe, make sure they’re healthy and prepared so that we can provide great customer service to the citizens of Avondale and its visitors. “For me, it’s just making sure both my fire fighters and the citizens are safe, healthy, protected and cared for. If I can do that, we’ll be successful.”

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TUHSD kicks off academic year with West Point unveiling BY ANDREA ESTRADA

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After facing an overflow of students, the Tolleson Union High School District (TUHSD) began to envision the build-out of its next school. And when it sought out a team to design and build it, ADM Group and Chasse Building Team emerged as the perfect partners. Phase one of West Point High School (WPHS), which broke ground in September of last year, was unveiled at a ceremonial ribbon cutting on July 30 — a day before the first day of school. TUHSD staff, community dignitaries and ADM Group and Chasse Building Team officials gathered at the WPHS Innovation Center to kick off the academic year. “Sometimes in life … things just go your way, and that happened out here. Every time we needed something to happen here, it happened,” said Tim Goyette, Chasse Building Team project director. “This is truly a blessed place. It’s surreal to be here less than a year later, sitting here going, ‘Man, this place is really open for business.’” Dubbed “Home of the Dragons,” the 190,000-square-foot campus, which cost $108 million and was funded

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through a voter-approved bond and the Arizona School Facilities Board, features instructional space and athletic and common areas for freshmen and sophomores, including an innovation center, a university-style cafeteria, a gymnasium and a central, hub-like space called “The Quad.” According to TUHSD Superintendent Nora Gutierrez, the community was involved in the building process from the get-go. “Students, parents, community members, staff members and even students from our partner districts — our

eighth-graders who are now freshmen here — had a chance to weigh in on the name of the school, the colors and the mascot via online surveys and QR codes on their mobile devices,” Gutierrez said. “This is truly a community effort.” Through a partnership with Luke Air Force Base, Gutierrez said students will be exposed to a challenging, STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) curriculum that will allow them to build connections in their communities. “The academy will allow students to apply their classroom learning to re-

al-world environments and challenge themselves through community involvement. Our partnership with Luke Air Force Base will connect students to experts in their fields,” she said. Jenifer Weskalnies, ADM Group director of architecture, said her team worked directly with district staff to identify design goals that complemented that curriculum. “The buildings feature long-lasting, durable materials such as (masonry), metal panels and the iconic wing design to honor the partnership that we have with Luke Air Force Base. The classrooms flanking us on both sides feature the technology, innovation and flexibility that will be the focus of this high school’s curriculum,” Weskalnies said. In regard to what’s next, the campus will add a football field and a performing arts center after phase two. “When this project is completed, it’ll be 310,000 square feet, and they’ll be done in May of 2020,” said Ben Barcon, ADM Group principal. “This is a feat that we all thought in the beginning could never be done, but we were up for the challenge and lo and behold you see here, phase one.”

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Desert Oasis Elementary unveils new facility in time for first day of school


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Students, parents, staff and Chasse Building Team officials gathered at Desert Oasis Elementary School in July for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the school’s latest expansion: a new two-story building equipped with classrooms; science, art and IT rooms; and a gymnasium. The 33,000-square-foot facility, which was funded by a voter-approved bond and constructed by Chasse Building Team, would not be possible without the community’s support, said Lupita Ley Hightower, Tolleson Elementary School District (TESD) superintendent. “I’m so happy that your parents and this amazing community said, ‘Yes, let’s build this building.’ The community always comes and supports us. I’m so grateful for each one of you,” Hightower told attendees. “I am beyond thrilled that you’re going to have this facility so you can continue to live your dreams for the future.” The building, which houses seventh- and eighth-graders as of August 5, features innovative learning spaces

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that will complement the curriculum and programs on campus, Hightower told the West Valley View. “We have a STEAM focus: science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. We have an award-winning band program at Desert Oasis. We have an outstanding physical education teacher. The instruction, overall, with the new middle parents, staff and Chasse Building Team officials celebrated an expansion of Desert Oasis Elementary school building — Students, School. (West Valley View photo by Andrea Estrada) it means a lot,” she said. in the cold. I think it’s going to allow storage room, will serve as the band’s Desert Oasis Principal Claudia Es- the kids to do more. We can have sports new classroom. pinoza said the gymnasium — which after school here on our campus instead “A bigger spot for the advanced marifeatures bleachers, six adjustable bas- of going to other schools. We can be achi to be able to perform; the space for ketball backboards and a multiuse hosts,” Espinoza said. “They’re going all the kids; even just the sound system is stage — is going to change the game to be super excited.” really going to help them with their perfor students who play outside in differAnd Eva Gomez, who works with formances. I’m excited,” Gomez said. ent weather conditions. the school’s mariachi band, said the It’s that kind of growth that Chasse “It was rough in the heat, in the rain, stage, which is connected to a music Building Team envisioned when it broke ground on the new facility in September 2018, said Fred Bueler, Chasse Building Team project director. “The support from you guys culminates as students and staff are able to occupy this building,” Bueler said. “Occupy it for a place of inspiration, collaboration, for learning, for amazing musical performances and to utilize this gem for activities to continue to grow and develop the students of your community.”

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Mabel Padgett Elementary School recently partnered with XPO Logistics to grow the rapport between businesses and the educational field. A global provider of transportation and logistics services, XPO Logistics conducted a back-to-school drive at the Goodyear school. XPO delivered a box with supplies for the students. This marks just the beginning of other plans XPO officials are looking to implement with school administration. “We were just grateful for the opportunity that they gave us,” Principal Leslie Willis said. “When they reached out to us, we were very excited to have them be a part of our family.” Having been at the district for 19 years, Willis was an instructional coach for five and is currently on her second year as principal for Mabel Padgett Elementary School. She said her passion for children stems from their susceptibility to learn new material. “It’s definitely the innocence of children. They’re like little sponges, absorbing everything we can teach them. We have the ability to connect with them both emotionally and academically,” she said. However, students need supplies to enhance their learning experience. For the 630 enrolled students in Mabel Padgett Elementary, Willis said there was a need for supply donations. “Times have changed and sometimes it’s hard for families to be able to supply the kids with the folders and the

notebooks and things like that, so any donation from the community is greatly appreciated,” Willis said. This time, it was XPO Logistics who came up with the idea of helping a local school. “XPO Logistics actually reached out to us. They’re new in the area and they wanted to adopt a school locally because they wanted to give back,” Willis said. “Schools can’t do everything alone and they know that, so they reached out to us and said they were doing a supply drive and wanted to see if we would be willing to work with them. Of course, we said yes.” XPO Logistics offered the following when reached for comment: “We helped by coordinating a donation box in our facility, and employees jumped on the chance to donate. Our employees donated everything from backpacks and markers to paper and pencils, along with tissues, hand wipes and more.” Willis said other items included glue sticks, sharpies, folders and highlighters. As for future aspects of the partnership between XPO and Mabel Padgett, school administrators are already looking forward to collaborating. “Continuing on, we have built a partnership with them,” Willis said. “They’re going to do some volunteering for us for our holiday feast and our Christmas feast and they’re going to do a book drive for us next. They’re going to collect books for the next six weeks and donate books to our library and classrooms.”

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Most Americans would agree that communications are a vital part of their lives. The same is true for the U.S. Navy. Instead of using smart phones and tablets, a group of sailors stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, uses the most-advanced satellite and telecommunications equipment to share vital information with sailors deployed around the world. Petty Officer Second Class Mackenzie Newborn, a 2014 Westview High School graduate and native of Buckeye, is one of these sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific which provides these communication services. Newborn credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons she learned in Buckeye. “My hometown taught me about how to thrive in diversity and utilizing one’s talents,” Newborn said. “I am able to apply these lessons in my everyday naval career.” As a Navy information systems technician, Newborn is responsible for providing the communication capabilities to those ships out at sea as well as mon-

itoring systems, which allow the transferring of messages to other ships, shore stations and friendly allies. NCTAMS Pacific is the center of communications for the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. It provides command, control, communications, computers and intelligence connectivity to Naval and Joint forces from San Diego to Singapore and beyond. NCTAMS Pacific is the largest naval communications station in the world, known as the “Pacific Voice of Command.” A key element of the Navy the nation needs is tied to the fact that America is a maritime nation, according to Navy officials, and that the nation’s prosperity is tied to the ability to operate freely on the world’s oceans. More than 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water; 80% of the world’s population lives close to a coast; and 90% of all global trade by volume travels by sea. The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the world’s largest fleet command, encompassing 100 million square miles, nearly half the earth’s surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle and from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean. Being stationed in Pearl Harbor, often referred to as the gateway to the Pacific in defense circles, means Newborn is serving

in a part of the world that is taking on new importance in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy. “Our priorities center on people, capabilities and processes, and will be achieved by our focus on speed, value, results and partnerships,” Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said. “Readiness, lethality and modernization are the requirements driving these priorities.” The Navy has been pivotal in helping maintain peace and stability in the Pacific region for decades. The Pacific is home to more than 50% of the world’s population, many of the world’s largest and smallest economies, several of the world’s largest militaries and many U.S. allies. Though there are many ways for sailors to earn distinction in their command, community and career, Newborn is most proud of earning two warfare pins. “Receiving my EIWS and EAWS took weeks of studying, determination and grit to grasp the concepts I needed. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve these warfare devices without my family’s constant support,” Newborn said. “It took long hours of studying, dedication and hard work to master the

knowledge for the air community and the information technology community.” Serving in the Navy is a continuing tradition of military service for Newborn, who has military ties with family members who have previously served. Newborn is honored to carry on that family tradition. “My grandfather served in the Army and my mother was born on a base in Texas,” Newborn said. “I feel proud to be able to be the first member of my family to join the Navy and hope to create a path for many more to follow.” As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied upon assets, Newborn and other sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes, one that will provide a critical component of the Navy the nation needs. “What I love about NCTAMS PAC is the diverse ideas and opinions from the newest member to the commanding officer. We celebrate new ways of becoming a more efficient force for those who cannot be with their loved ones every day,” Newborn added. “Serving in the Navy means I have found a profession that I enjoy to do. I have been able to experience other cultures and am able to gain more knowledge of my field in college thanks to the Navy.”

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WestEd has elected longtime educator Beverly Hurley, who has 40 years of experience, as its newest board chairwoman. WestEd’s board of directors is made up of accomplished leaders from public and private education, business and human services communities. Board members take an active role in agency leadership and strategic planning. Hurley is taking the reins from Marsha Hirano-Nakanishi, who served as chairwoman for 2018-19. “As a lifelong educator, WestEd’s mission to make a positive difference in the education and development of all learners resonates deeply with me,” Hurley said. “I look forward to working with the diverse group of accomplished professionals who make up WestEd’s board to continue that mission.” Most recently the director of academic alliances for Grand Canyon University, and prior to that a Buckeye Union High School District superintendent, Hurley brings with her 40 years of expertise in education. During her many years in education, she has also worked as a teacher, counselor, student-teacher and peer-coun-

seling coordinator, athletic director, assistant principal and principal in the Flagstaff Unified School District. “With her extensive experience and impact in public education, Beverly Hurley has been an integral presence on our board over the last 15 years,” said Glen Harvey, WestEd CEO. “I’m delighted that her colleagues have elected her to serve as our new board chair.” Hurley’s previous honors include being named the Arizona School Administrators Distinguished Administrator for the superintendent’s division. She was also honored as the Arizona State Superintendent of the Year; received the AASA Women in School Leadership Award; and was named the Arizona High School Principal of the Year, the NASSP/MetLife National High School Principal of the Year and one of 24 West Valley leaders who mentor and make a difference in the lives of others through vision, teamwork and innovations. Hurley earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Northern Arizona University and was also awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Northern Arizona University.

Man charged with sexual exploitation, surreptitious viewing BY WEST VALLEY VIEW STAFF

discovered through investigation evA 28-year-old Glendale man was ar- idence that warranted surreptitious rested in his home on varviewing charges against ious charges of of sexual Bradley for two victims. exploitation of a minor and A search warrant, howsurreptitious viewing. ever, yielded a much larger The charges against Insituation. nocent Bradley date back Police discovered in several months, when Bradley’s home several Avondale police were electronic devices containcalled regarding a possible ing more than 101 images sex offense at a local Cold Innocent Bradley, 28, of and videos of child porGlendale was charged Stone Creamery on May with 10 counts of sexual nography as well as four exploitation of a minor, a additional videos contain28. The complainant told class 2 felony; and four ing surreptitious viewing. counts of surreptitious police she was in the re- viewing, a class 5 felony. Police have yet to identify stroom when she found a (Photo courtesy Maricopa those victims. suspicious cellphone. Po- County Sheriff’s Office) Bradley was charged lice then discovered another person with 10 counts of sexual exploitation had used the restroom while the re- of a minor, a class 2 felony; and four cording device was present. counts of surreptitious viewing, a class The case was referred to detectives 5 felony. He is being held without from the special victims unit, who bond.






PB Americano donating a portion of proceeds to St. Mary’s BY WEST VALLEY STAFF

After winning FirstBank’s $20K Good Business Giveaway in 2018, Peanut Butter Americano (PB Americano) was awarded $20,000 and a personalized marketing campaign of its choosing. With assistance from FirstBank, PB Americano is dedicating a portion of the winnings to a cause-marketing campaign in partnership with local nonprofit St. Mary’s Food Bank. For every jar of peanut butter purchased from Sunday, August 4, to Saturday, August 17, $1 will be donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank, an organization that gathers and distributes food to nine of Arizona’s 15 counties. Those interested in supporting the campaign can purchase a jar of PB Americano nut butter at Arizona retail locations or online at Sprouts Farmers Market at 1813 N. Dysart Road in Avondale and Blue Sky Organic Farms at 4762 N. 189th Avenue in Litchfield Park sell the product. With FirstBank’s tagline of “banking for good” in mind, several hundred businesses submitted a video for the 20K Good Business Giveaway, demonstrating how

PB Americano will donate $1 from every jar of peanut butter sold through August 17 to St. Mary’s Food Bank. (Submitted photo)

they “do good” for their communities, customers or employees. At the end of the public voting period, PB Americano had received the most votes of all the Arizona businesses and was declared the grandprize winner. Their prize package included assistance in producing a video to help promote PB Americano’s mission. “We are proud to have Jeff and Denise as the winners of our annual business contest, as they truly exemplify our

mission of ‘banking for good,’” said Joel Johnson, FirstBank market president. “When presented the idea of donating some of their winnings to St. Mary’s, which does so much for our community, we were excited to work with them to help increase the impact. PB Americano is one of the many Arizona companies setting the standard for how to conduct business the right way, while lifting up those around them.”

PB Americano started from humble beginnings, selling nut butters at a few farmers markets and retail locations in 2013. The company now has become a staple at hundreds of markets and retail locations across Arizona. Aside from creating nutritious nut butter, the company maintains a constant goal of bettering communities both in the United States and in countries across the Americas. To accomplish this, it created the Fund for the Americas initiative, which is the giving arm of the company. To date, PB Americano has contributed more than $20,000 towards economic and community development projects in 19 countries. “St. Mary’s is a phenomenally robust community organization that has stayed true to its purpose for decades,” said Jeff Malkoon, owner of PB Americano. “What is beautiful about the food bank is that on top of their own work, they also directly support the work of other amazing hunger relief organizations. St. Mary’s shares our philosophy of making nutritious and hearty food available for all, and they do it with an amazingly broad reach.”



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Bullard Wash flooding and West Nile virus

Editor: I am writing in response to the article in the July 10 issue regarding the flooding in PebbleCreek due to the Bullard Wash. I live on the Eagle’s Nest side of PebbleCreek, less than one street away from the Bullard Wash. I donated blood at the local Vitalant blood center on the third week of June. Two days after donation I was informed by Vitalant that my blood donation tested positive for the West Nile virus. I had no symptoms of exposure then and nothing since. Nonetheless, my case was referred to the Maricopa County Health Department and I have since appeared on a segment of ABC Channel 15 evening news. I highly suspect that my exposure to West Nile virus came from mosquitoes associated with the Bullard Wash. Water has been flowing in the wash intermittently since some time in May. The area seems to never completely dry up. When water isn’t flowing, it sits in small pools. Since the area is always wet, the vegetation in the wash has become very lush, and it can’t be mowed because the ground has become like a marsh. My exposure to West Nile virus was apparently typical of about 80% of persons infected. No symptoms. However, exposure can possibly be very serious for the other 20% of those exposed. Had I not given blood, I would have never known that I had been exposed. I just wonder how many residents on the Eagle’s Nest side of PebbleCreek may have acquired the West Nile virus and have no earthly idea that they were exposed. Walt Kalback Goodyear

Bullard Wash flooding solutions needed Editor:

I read with interest Andrea Estrada’s July 10 article about flooding in Peb-

bleCreek. My home backs up to the golf course, which is traversed by both flowing and standing water. Because the ground is saturated, maintenance cannot cut the grass; the heavy growth slows the flow and traps water, which becomes stagnant — a perfect, algae-covered place for breeding mosquitoes. The Maricopa County Department of Health confirms that as of June there have been 27 cases of West Nile virus so far in 2019, just in the county. This time last year, there was only one. Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director for disease control, warns that we will see more cases than in the last five years. I’m mighty uncomfortable that my backyard may be a source of the problem. During Estrada’s interview, our general manager, Bill Barnard stated, “… we had 38 days in 2018 when the wash was running. That’s 38 days out of 365.” Since January 2019, water has been over the road for 42 days, and we have five months to go. Barnard also claimed that standing water is treated with larvicide. When challenged that the infestation persists, he said that frequent rains wash away the chemicals. Until our present monsoons, PebbleCreek had gone without rain since early May. Barnard said, “I can’t stop the water,” but Bullard Wash’s floodway designation is for floodwater, not other source water that is allowed to be discharged in violation of state-mandated conservation and agricultural best management practices provisions. Dr. Sunenshine says algae can be dangerous. Barnard recently recommended that people not walk in the road water. His solution? He placed signs near the water saying “slippery road.” That hardly addresses the threat. The signs should say “danger.” Barnard’s closing words tell it all: “That (proposed solutions) will be at a cost to all of the members of the HOA. That will be a decision that our board will have to make — as to whether that cost is feasible for the 38 days of the year that it affects our homeowners.” We residents are aware of the cost in dollars, but we are also acutely aware of the cost in

reduced property values, in hardship for residents who depend on golf carts for transportation and in health threats not only to PebbleCreek residents but to the surrounding area. We are worried, angry and frustrated. We want our manager to work for us. We don’t want cavalier references to “inconvenience;” we want a sound, workable, timely solution. Nancy Brown Goodyear

The causes of mass shootings Editor:

Well, it’s happened again — mass shootings in Gilroy, Dayton and El Paso. These tragic events get our attention, of course, but sometimes we ignore the awful fact that 1,000 people are murdered by gunfire each month in the United States. No other advanced country has a murder rate like that. What can we do about it? For starters, we have more guns per capita than any other advanced country. Maybe having so many guns on our streets is part of the problem, not part of the solution. Stunning fact: civilians have more rapid-fire, assault-type weapons than our military does. There is no justifiable reason to have weapons of war in civilian hands. They are the weapon of choice

for mass shooters who want to kill many people quickly. The Supreme Court has said there is no Second Amendment right for people to have these kinds of firearms. They should be strictly regulated as machine guns are. People will still have hundreds of millions of guns for self-defense, hunting or sport. Mass shootings have increased in recent years. Why? We have had violent video games, poor parenting, poverty, the internet, etc., for many years. What has changed are the messages from President Trump that embolden in our society the hateful and deranged people who interpret his comments as a license or a duty to take deadly action against Latinos, Muslims, Jews and others. For example, after a neo-Nazi rally, Trump said there are “fine people on both sides.” He described Mexican immigrants as “their worst people, murderers and rapists.” He speaks of an “invasion of our country” at our southern border. No wonder white nationalists see him as being an ally — he is speaking their language. We need a different message from this president. Thoughts and prayers aren’t enough. Let’s do something that might make a difference. John Flynn Goodyear

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Do your part to prevent mass shootings Editor:

I was born in 1940, so I have seen many changes in my lifetime. Not until about 20 years ago did we begin to see the mass shootings that have become more commonplace that we ever thought would happen. Columbine was a shock to everyone. So, what has changed so drastically in the past 80 years? Well… Of course, much has, but we want to focus on the possibilities of what has caused all these mass shootings. • Movies used to be musicals, love stories, cowboys and cartoons. • Games were board or card. You played with friends and family, face to face. • Music was love songs, country/hillbilly or kids. • Books were history, historical fiction, school, biographies, etc. Oh, and what ever happened to Mother Goose nursery rhymes? • Telephones were hardwired in the middle of the house, one per household (if you were lucky). • Television (again, if you were lucky enough to have one) had cowboy shows where the bad guy wore a black hat and always got killed, comedy shows, kids’ shows and musical shows. • Guns: almost everyone had at least one and all members of the household knew how and when to use them and where they were. They were rarely used, and mostly for target practice. • Church: nearly everyone attended church of one denomination or another.

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Sunday morning would find most people in your neighborhood leaving for church. Does attending church make you a good or bad person? No more than standing in your garage makes you a car. However, I believe most faiths instill at least a modicum of values in people. Most business prior to 1950 or so was done with a handshake. Now, huge contracts keep lawyers raking in the big bucks. Can we blame any one or even two of these things? No, of course not. Can we blame all of these things? No, of course not. Millions of people go to the movies, play video games, listen to modern music, have cellphones, watch television and have guns. Please notice I left out reading because I believe fewer people than ever are reading today. They never do anything worse than raise their voice in anger or blurt out some vulgar language. Everyone wants to do something, so what is to blame? The government? Guns? Society? The president? Those running or now holding office? Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse? Everyone has a different opinion of what that something should be. After all, we need to place the blame somewhere, don’t we? My opinion is that the subtle changes in morals, values and what society considers right are to blame. Can we go back to where we were? No, we can’t put the genie back in the bottle. But things can change for the better, if we, as a society, want them to. We can stop calling right “wrong” and wrong “right.” I could give many examples, but I will let each person figure that out on their own. We can start instilling morals and values in our children again. That means that when they get in trouble at school, they are also in trouble at home. It means that they need discipline and parents need to stick to what they say and mete out the appropriate punishment. It’s up to each of us to do our part. I think of the grandmother, who, just about the time these tragedies were taking place, turned in her grandson because she feared he had some mental health issues and might harm himself and/or others. The government, on any level, can do nothing to stop these incidents. Each person must pledge to live as morally as they can and help others near them do the same. The only ones to blame are the shooters themselves! That might be hard to swallow, because it still leaves us scratching our heads on how to prevent the next one. All each of us can do is

try to live as God wants us to and help others near us do the same. Sharon Green Litchfield Park

Goodyear should rescind Nike support Editor:

Attention, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord: Here is a challenge for you and our city council. I believe the city of Goodyear’s councilmembers owe the people of this city an explanation for the decision to do business with Nike. Goodyear considers itself an all-American city and has now decided to do business with a company even our own state governor recognized as a bad idea. Please provide the citizens of this city with answers to the following: • What is the amount of any tax breaks Nike received? • What benefits will the city receive in exchange for Nike coming to our community? • Will Nike pay into the school tax structure? • What type of pay scale(s) can workers expect? • Do you anticipate those workers will be residents of Goodyear, thereby, spending those dollars within the city? Goodyear is located 6 miles from Luke Air Force Base and is home to many veterans. How do you think they feel? There is nothing about Nike that can be considered “American.” A very brief search regarding Nike’s manufacturing strategy will demonstrate whom they care about. Certainly not the manufacturing companies they contract with nor how those employees are treated and compensated in the various countries around the world. Moreover, I will not even touch on child labor issues. We may not have slavery here in America, but we support it in other countries by buying products from companies like Nike. I, for one, will never purchase a Nike product again. I am very disappointed with the council’s decision to bring this company to our all-American city. Ronnie Quillen Goodyear

Surprise medical bills!

Editor: I read Kurt Diaz’ July 24 letter on “surprise medical bills.” I underwent surgery on January 24, 2007, to re-

move a benign cyst on the right side of my neck. My doctor and the hospital were “in network.” About a month later, I received a bill from the hospital for $1,800. I thought, “This is a mistake,” and decided to disregard it. A month later, here comes another bill from the hospital. I called the billing office and they told me my Blue Cross medical insurance number was “not valid.” I gave the customer service representative the complete 16-digit number on my ID card. Here we go again: Another month later I received another bill from the hospital for the full amount. And if I don’t pay this bill by the due date, I will be placed in collection. I checked the ID number on my BCBS card and compared it to the ID number printed on my statement — someone had miss-keyed my ID number. I called the phone number on my statement to contact the medical billing department. I even sent a photostat of my bill and my medical insurance ID number in clear print. They re-submitted my claim and this issue was resolved. This is a simple problem. It’s downright frustrating that, apart from clerical errors, you have to deal with medical staff that is “out of network.” Why did medical care become so difficult? I started to see this trend when medical insurance companies did not approve the medication your doctor prescribed for you and then substituted the brand name for a generic equivalent. There is also malpractice insurance (one reason some doctors quit their profession). While some claims may be valid, other (patients) see the opportunity to get “rich” overnight. The phony malpractice cases can be ruled out by a second or third opinion. We need medical reform in this country to bring back quality medical care for our citizens. We shouldn’t have to go into debt for going to the hospital or having to buy our prescriptions. Laura Rivas Buckeye How to get a letter published 250 N. Litchfield Road, Ste. 130, Goodyear, AZ 85340 E-mail: The West Valley View welcomes letters that express readers’ opinion on current topics. Letters must include the writer’s full name, address (including city) and telephone number. The West Valley View will print the writer’s name and city of residence only. Letters without the requisite identifying information will not be published. Letters are published in the order received, and they are subject to editing. The West Valley View will not publish consumer complaints, form letters, clippings from other publications or poetry. Letters’authors, not the View, are responsible for the “facts” presented in letters.

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people. Germany, 1.9 gun murders per million. Canada, 5.1 gun murders per Here’s a sad, shameful confession: million. Then there’s Switzerland with No longer do I pay attention to news 7.7 gun homicides per million Swiss. coverage of American The United States? 29.7 mass shootings. firearm homicides per milThat sounds callous, as lion people. if I mean to minimize the Many Americans blame grief of those who have lost this atrocious murder rate loved ones. Nothing could on the prevalence of guns. be further from the truth. The global Small Arms But when it comes to anSurvey reports that Amergry white males mowing ican civilians own approxdown multiple human beimately 393 million guns. ings with a semi-automatic That’s about 120 guns per assault weapon, I have seen 100 Americans. this picture show enough to Others cite mental health David Leibowitz. (Photo have it memorized. as the reason for this gun courtesy Advisor Group) The first time I saw it up violence. They work backclose was April 1999, when the Big wards from bodies strewn in school Newspaper in Phoenix flew me to Col- hallways, nightclubs and big-box orado to write about the Columbine stores and reason that “only a lunatic tragedy. The police were still on the would do such a thing.” scene when I arrived. They cite the hate-filled rantings these I spent days talking to high school killers inevitably leave behind as evistudents and grieving parents about dence of their singular mental sickness. those they had lost, and gathering deCommence yet another long and loud tails about Dylan Klebold and Eric Har- “national conversation.” Commence ris, sick teenage freaks who together more coverage of more dead, more Colsubtracted 13 people from this world. umbines and Sandy Hooks, more Las What resonated most deeply with me Vegas music festivals shot to pieces, as I sat in kitchens and family rooms in more Pulse nightclubs, more El Pasos, Littleton was how very much that Den- more Daytons. More, more, more. ver suburb felt like this Valley. Same At some point in the problem-solving working-class tales. Same ranch houses process, you need to stop describing and minivans. Same scrubbed-face kids the problem and take action to implesuddenly confronted by incomprehensi- ment solutions. Neither gun availabilble death. Same, same, same. ity nor crazy white men stand alone as Now comes a bloody weekend 20 the problem. years later, the news brimming with Rather, they are both the problem. death and grief, first from El Paso, Tex- And both scourges demand solutions. as — 22 killed, 24 wounded — then Surely, in what we believe to be the Dayton, Ohio — nine murdered, 14 best, smartest, richest, most-advanced wounded. nation on earth, we can find ways to I didn’t watch a minute of it. make guns more difficult to own — By nature, I am a problem-solver. especially for nuts — while respecting Broken things, broken systems, cry out the constitutional right to own firearms. for repair. Surely, we can find more and better So, you’ll excuse me if I don’t have ways to “red flag” young Americans with the stomach to drench myself in other a propensity and a thirst for violence and people’s misery any longer. Not when get them the treatment they need. we as Americans appear to have lost Surely, we had better, because just as the backbone to fix what ails us. surely we will wake up to more newsFace facts. We live in the most casts filled with more bodies on many gun-crazy developed nation on the more mornings in America. planet. By a lot. The most oft-cited worldwide study David Leibowitz has called the Valof murders by firearm stacks up like so: ley home since 1995. Contact david@ Australia, 1.4 gun murders per million

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Hello, readers! As I often mention, there’s quite a bit of business news to touch on here at Business Briefcase. And today’s agenda has no shortage of that. In addition to a couple recent openings and a building sale, several major West Valley events — great for networking and just mingling with the business community — are approaching, so I definitely won’t leave those out. Anyway, here’s the news! First, let’s start in Litchfield Park.

Abbie Cakes bakery is now open at 5110 N. Dysart Road, Suite 154, northwest of Camelback and Dysart roads. Formerly based out of owner Brittanie Cordova’s home, Abbie Cakes has become known for its cake jars and brioche donuts, among other signature desserts including cookies, cupcakes and macarons. Café options — cold and hot espresso-based drinks, cold brew coffee, lemonade and smoothies — will also be provided in the Litchfield Park shop. “To finally be branching out into a storefront location in the

community that I’ve grown up in my whole life is nothing short of a dream come true. This would not have happened without our amazing supporters and their encouragement for us to take on this new venture. We are excited for members of the community to have a new place to gather and socialize while enjoying the menu items we have to offer,” Cordova said. For more information, visit or follow the shop Instagram @abbiecakesco and Facebook @abbie.cakes.5. Also, stay tuned for a feature story in the coming weeks. Over in Buckeye, just three months after opening a location, Dollar General has opened another one at 1807 N. 195th Avenue. The popular store offers everything from cleaning supplies to clothing, health/beauty products, food and home décor. For more information, visit “Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our area customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.” Then, a partnership company purchased the Burger King at 1315 S. Watson Road in Buckeye, southeast of Watson and Yuma roads, for more than $1.5 million. Next up, WESTMARC, or the Western Maricopa Coalition, has opened the nomination process for its next Best of the West awards dinner. The annual event is set for Thursday, November 7. The evening will begin with registration and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by the main event at 7 p.m. The main awards are for Excellence in Innovation, Economic Engine, Quality of Life Enhancement-Education and Quality of Life Enhancement-Community. Founded in 1990, WESTMARC is a public-private partnership between

15 West Valley communities: Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Gila Bend, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Phoenix, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Tolleson, Wickenburg and Youngtown. Seats at the Best of the West cost $250 for members and $300 for nonmembers. Tables cost $2,000 for members and $2,500 for nonmembers. Sponsorships are available from $2,500 to $25,000. The Best of the West will be held at State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive. To register or nominate someone, visit The deadline to submit guest nominations is Friday, November 1.

A bit sooner, the West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo will return from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 22. The event, a partnership between the six West Valley chamber of commerce (Buckeye Valley, Glendale, Peoria, Southwest Valley, Surprise Regional and Wickenburg), will be once again held at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive. Free to attend and open to the public, the event provides local businesses with the opportunity to showcase what exactly they offer. Exhibitor registration has closed. For more information, visit php?eventid=329926. Finally, and speaking of the Southwest Valley Chamber, the Business Pulse survey is open. Business professionals can visit and high school and college students can visit That’s all the briefs for this week! Thanks for reading! Have an item for Business Briefcase? Email Connor Dziawura at



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HS baseball players invited to MLB camp in Florida BY GRIFFIN FABITS

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A week playing baseball alongside some of the country’s top young talent under the sunny, South Florida sky was a wonderful way for 17-year-olds A.J. Kostic and Amir Odom to spend their waning days of summer vacation. But perhaps even sweeter: The invitation they received was delivered from Major League Baseball, a plea to the two high school seniors to spend July 27 through August 2 in Vero Beach, Florida, participating in the esteemed Hank Aaron Invitational. The event is a “youth-oriented, onfield diversity initiative that aims to get high school-age players, with diverse backgrounds, to the next levels of the game,” per MLB. Roughly 250 players, ages 13 to 18, received “elite-level training from former Major League players and coaches.” Among those in attendance were MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred Jr. and Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr. and Andre Dawson. “We got a lot of work in,” said Kostic, an incoming senior at Northwest Christian High School. “It was a lot of fun. Tiring, but a lot of fun.” Baseball activities began on July 28

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West Valley View Staff Writer

Expectations, per usual, are high for the Westview football team. That is nothing too new, as the Knights have not posted a losing record since a 5-7 mark in 2005. Each season, the Knights have been led by a different unit. Last year was the defense, anchored by a vast number of experienced seniors, who have now graduated. The new unit is populated by many younger — albeit talented — players making their first steps as starters or contributors on the varsity squad. With much respect for the JV coaches and their ability to ready young players for the next level, and a full summer of practices behind the team now, coach Nick Gehrts is confident in the new group’s ability to succeed against varsity competition. “Every year new guys have to step up. This time isn’t anything different, and we’re excited because we’ve seen guys with a lot of energy ready to do what they can.” The 2019 offense, according to Gehrts, has more returning talent than pre-

Junior quarterback Nicholas Vasko makes a pass at Westview football practice as coach Nick Gehrts, right, looks on. (West Valley View photo by Eric Newman)

vious seasons. Last season, the Westview staff could tinker with lineups and create more in-depth schemes with experienced leaders on the defensive side, this season he hopes the coaches on the offensive side can do the same. “It allows us to do a little bit more because a lot of the guys already know their roles, what we want from them, and we can keep adding,” he said. Senior lineman Levyn Santillan is

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particularly excited for the run game, which he believes will be amongst the most physical in the state. “We’ve got a great running system, and I don’t think anybody in the Valley is going to be able to take that over,” he said. The Knights have been the class of the 6A southwest region for years, winning 46 straight region games without a defeat dating back to 2010 and making the playoffs nearly every season in recent memory. The competition will be fierce as ever in 2018. Nearby Tolleson and Westview boasted win-

ning records last year and bring back plenty of talent, and Westview defeated Valley Vista by a single point at the end of the 2018 regular season. Gehrts downplayed the streak, saying it is great to reflect on but nothing more than a past record. Santillan, though, said the seniors hope the winning run lasts at least one more season. “It’s a lot of pressure. We (the senior class) don’t want to be the group that lets it (a region loss) happen,” Santillan said. However, the region games will not come until the last few of 2019. For those to matter, they have to have success early in the year, as well. And, the Knights play a familiar opponent to get the season started: Desert Ridge. The two have developed a bit of a rivalry in recent years. Westview upset the Mesa school in the 2017 playoffs, but the Jaguars stormed into Avondale to open the 2018 campaign, handing the Knights their lone home loss of the season. Those who have been around the Westview program seem eager to exact a bit of revenge on August 30. “I have history with them. I want to win against them because they got us last year, so it should be a good one,” Santillan said.

D-backs accepting submissions for $100K school challenge BY WEST VALLEY VIEW STAFF

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation is now accepting applications for the $100,000 School Challenge, presented by University of Phoenix, to benefit schools across the state of Arizona. The program is open to all Arizona public, private and nonprofit charter schools, grades K-12, and teachers and administrators are encouraged to “make their best pitch” on why they deserve to receive this important funding by submitting an application online at by September 27. The D-backs kicked off the program in the spring of 2012 with the $100,000 School Challenge and received an overwhelming response that inspired the team to continue the program annually. With more than 3,800 applications

over the past seven seasons, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has been able to help more than 200 schools for a grand total of $950,000 since the program began. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and University of Phoenix provide a combined $100,000 for the program. The grants, which range up to $5,000, have helped schools from across the state with innovative programs to satisfy an array of needs, ranging from an all-inclusive playground to a flight simulation program and a school garden to an electronic response system. The School Challenge is part of the D-backs’ overall charitable efforts. The team and its charitable arm, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, have contributed more than $61 million in combined donations since its inception in 1998, including more than $6 million in 2018.




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The West Valley View publishes on Wednesday. The 9 Days a Week calendar — a listing of entertainment events such as concerts, theatrical performances, events for schools, churches, county parks and nonprofit groups — runs every issue. Events must be open to the public to be considered and generally must be held within the View’s coverage area, which is south of Northern Avenue, west of Loop 101, plus all of Tolleson, extending to Estrella in the south and Tonopah in the west. Events such as concerts and theatrical performances that fall outside the View’s circulation area will be considered because there are no concert halls or theater venues within our boundaries. 9 Days a Week calendar items print on a space-available basis. The only way to guarantee that an item will print is to purchase an advertisement. Submissions must reach our office by 4 p.m. Wednesday to be considered for the following Wednesday publication. Submissions must be in writing and may be emailed to Rachel Hagerman, or faxed to 623-935-2103.




The Litchfield Park Historical Society

The Litchfield Park Historical Society is now on its summer schedule: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free and docents are available. The museum is located at 13912 W. Camelback Road. For large groups, please call 623-535-4414 or email to request a special day and time. For information, visit

Junior Book Club (Ages 8-12)

Children are encouraged to read a book each month before joining Lila for a book discussion and activities from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Tolleson Public Library, 9555 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 623-936-2746.

Come and Play with Me

Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library hosts a weekly open-play group at 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale, at 11 a.m. for children through age 5. For information, call 623-333-2601.

One-on-One Tech Help (Ages 21+)

Register for a half hour of personalized computer, tablet or e-reader instruction with a librarian to learn how to use library e-media services or get help with MS Office. Sessions are available from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Needle and Thread

The Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 W. Civic Center Drive invites adults to bring a coffee mug and materials to join fellow crafters for needlework, knitting and crocheting at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 623-333-2602.

EMCC Community Choir Seeks Singers

The Community Choir at Estrella Mountain Community College is

seeking additional singers interested in joining a mixed-voice choir in the West Valley. The choir is open to high school age singers and older. No audition is necessary. Previous singing experience is encouraged but not required. The choir rehearsals will be directed by Tina Clark from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning August 27. Cost is $50. To register, call 623-935-8888. For more information, email marcia.



Al-Anon Stepping Stones

The Christ Presbyterian Church at 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear, hosts a weekly Al-Anon meeting at 7 p.m. Al-Anon seeks to support the friends and families of alcoholics. For information, call 623-882-0721.

Toddler Storytime

Bring children to the Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street, so they can hear picture books read aloud and play with other toddlers at 11 a.m. For information, call 623936-2746.

Adult Book Discussion

Stop by the Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 Civic Center Drive to pick up and read a copy of “Shutter Island” by Dennis Lehane before the library’s discussion at noon. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Full Moon Hike

Enjoy a free guided night hike from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Skyline Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6621.

The Church at Litchfield Park Thrift Store

Find affordable prices on clothing, jewelry, home decor, household items, books and furniture from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Road.

Agua Fria Toastmasters

Visit a weekly Toastmasters Community meeting to become a stronger public speaker and leader from

Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Materials will be provided. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Join a certified Zumba instructor from 9 to 10 a.m. at White Tank Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. All levels of experience are invited. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Like, The Totally Gnarly ’80s Party

Join other Buckeye Senior Program participants for a fun shindig with ’80s music, dancing, snacks and a door prize raffle from 10 a.m. to noon at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.

Board in the Library

Join others for a fun afternoon of board game playing from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. All ages are welcome. For information, call 602-652-3000.


Join others in a game of cards from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. This free program is open to all Buckeye Senior Program participants. For information, call 623-349-6600.


Buckeye Senior Program participants are invited to a free afternoon of bingo from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.



St. Peter’s RePete Boutique

Stop by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 400 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, for casual and formal apparel, jewelry, books, household items and home décor between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, call 623-935-3279.

SWENest West Valley Club Meeting

Teen girls interested in STEM are invited to connect with likeminded peers and find a mentor from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wildflower Bakery, 1380 N. Litchfield Road. SWENext is a division of Society of Women Engineers geared towards girls under the age of 18. The club provides a community-based collaborative environment to network with female role models. For information, email

Home Sellers Workshop

Learn from local real estate agents as they share what it takes to prepare, market and sell a home from 10:30 a.m. to noon at White Tank Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Cosplay Crafting: Foamsmithing Part 1 (Ages 13+)

Make a cosplay costume from scratch the summer. Start by making realistic-looking armor out of foam from 2 to 4 p.m. at Litchfield

Children can register to read with a special library dog from Cody’s Pack to practice literacy skills from 10 a.m. to noon at the Downtown Buckeye Public Library, 310 N. Sixth Street. Registration is required. For information, email

Paws for Reading

Preschoolers and school-age children can visit Goodyear Branch Library with a parent to practice reading with a registered therapy dog. The Paws for Reading program starts at 2 p.m. at 14455 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Hatters After-Hours Karaoke Murder Mystery Ball

Teens are invited to the bash of the year, created by fictional Mayor Riley White in the old Ravenwood Castle. Join the mystery ball from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.



Sea Lions at Shipwreck Cove

Come see an educational show starring California sea lions and skilled trainers at 11:30 a.m. in a pirate-themed exhibit at Wildlife World Zoo, 16501 W. Northern Avenue, Litchfield Park. This show is free with admission. For information, call 623-935-9453.


Join an athletic, energetic class that flows between different poses and builds stamina and strength from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Ignite Yoga, 14130 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. This class is led by instructor Mary Canisales. For prices and information, call 623-374-7812.



Baby Time

The Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street invites babies and their caregivers to an interactive play time at 10 a.m. For information, call 623-936-2746.


Stop by Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Classroom C at 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, for the Hope support group from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The goal of the group is to provide help for those struggling with any mental disorder by sharing experiences and supporting others. For information, call 480-994-4407.

Craft it Up

Join fellow crafters in this needlework/knitting/crochet group at 11 a.m. and work on new or current projects at Sam Garcia Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. Be sure to bring materials and a coffee mug. For information, call 623-333-2601.

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Meet fellow businessmen and entrepreneurs to share ideas, ask questions and receive advice at 6

WEST VALLEY VIEW NEWS | AUGUST 14, 2019 p.m. at the Buckeye Coyote Branch nondenominational ministry, inLibrary, 21699 W. Yuma Road. For invites all to a Bible study at 7 p.m. formation, call 623-349-6354. Wednesdays at 10486 W. Emerald Lane, Avondale. For information, Blood Drive call 623-772-0144. The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Farmers’ Market at the Azpro, 650 N. 99th Avenue, Care1st Avondale Resource Center Suite 101. Walk-ins are welcome, but will host a farmers’ market with appointments are available. For infresh and locally grown produce formation, call 1-800-733-2767. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday through October 30 at 328 W. Western Avenue, Avondale. Cash, debit, credit, WIC and Snap benefits are accepted. For information, call 623-333-2703.




The American Legion Post 61 hosts Bingo Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. These bingo nights have 18 games including Betty Boop, Quickie, Early Bird, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game. Come down to 35 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, to support the area’s youth and veterans. For information, call 623-932-4960.

Teen Volunteer Tuesdays (Ages 12–18)

Teens looking to serve their community and volunteer for school credit can meet at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library’s Volunteer Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. For information, call 623-333-2602.

EON Business Monday Night Meet-Ups

Brainstorm, share ideas, get feedback and network with other business dreamers and owners from 6 to 7 p.m. at Buckeye Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Estrella Toastmasters

Visit a Toastmasters Community meeting to become a stronger public speaker and leader from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 602-391-5781.

Mason Jar Succulents (Ages 18+)

Add a decorative touch to any room with a succulent planter made from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Conversational Café: English/Español

Adults looking to practice the English or Spanish language can engage in one-on-one or small group conversations at the Buckeye Downtown Library, 310 N. Sixth Street, at 10 a.m. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Texas Hold’em Poker

Buckeye Senior Program participants are invited to a free afternoon of Texas hold’em poker from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.



Anime Club (Ages 10–18)

Learn Japanese words and cultural facts and watch manga and anime with friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 W. Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Teen Volunteer Wednesdays (Ages 12-18)

Teens looking to meet new friends and volunteer for school credit can meet at the Avondale Civic Center Library’s Volunteer Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Silver Sneakers Exercise Program

Silver Sneakers is a free low-impact exercise program hosted from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.

Book Discussion Group

Pick up a copy of “Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley before joining a book discussion at 1 p.m. at the Downtown Buckeye Public Library, 310 N. Sixth Street. For information, call 623-349-6300.



In Stitches

Enjoy tea and coffee and meet fellow crafters and work on crochet, knitting or sewing projects. Come by the Goodyear Branch Library at 14455 W. Van Buren Street from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to join. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Agua Fria Toastmasters

Visit a weekly Toastmasters Community meeting to become a stronger public speaker and leader from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Zane Grey Room at Avondale Civic Center Public Library, 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-398-5550.

Goodyear Lions Club

Goodyear Lions Club is a service group that provides free eye screenings, raises funds for veterans and their families, collects hearing aids and glasses, and more. The Goodyear Lions meet at 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays of the month at Haymaker, 1800 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-455-3253.

Toddler Time

Preschoolers Storytime

Help prepare children ages 2 to 3 for reading through music, books, games and more from 11:15 a.m. to noon at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Disciple Outreach Ministries Bible Study

Relax with a classic film from 9 to 11 a.m. at Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. There will be popcorn and other concessions to purchase. The program is open to all Buckeye Senior Program participants. For information, call 623-349-6600.

The Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street invites preschool-age children to read books, sing songs and take part in activities at 11 a.m. For information, call 623-936-2746.

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Local dairy farm produces variety of flavors BY KATIE SAWYER

West Valley View Staff Writer

Strawberry milk and chocolate milk are the flavors most milk drinkers love and enjoy. But what about orange milk? Root beer milk? Danzeisen Dairy has the answer. The Laveen-based dairy farm was started in 1959 by Neil and Gertrude Viss at 51st and Northern avenues, before building a location at 75th Avenue and Broadway Road and purchasing another dairy at 67th Avenue and Broadway Road, both in 1967. With nine kids and 52 grandchildren, it was a tough decision for whom to hand the business. They opted to sell instead, but it wasn’t long before Kevin Danzeisen, son of the Viss’ oldest daughter, bought the farm with his father in 2001. Danzeisen now runs the farm as the general manager of daily operations. The company rebranded as Danzeisen Dairy in 2002, and in November 2014 began bottling its own brand of milk for the first time. Now, Danzeisen bottles some crazy flavors not normally found on the average grocery store shelf. The dairy prides itself on being a local brand that caters to the community. Its owners work closely with Arizona sports teams, partnering with the Cardinals, the Diamondbacks and Arizona Rising. The selling point for a lot of folks who purchase Danzeisen over other dairy products is the locality of the farm. The milk is on shelves in stores across Arizona, sometimes within 24 hours of leaving the farm. Its signature glass-bottled look helps it stand out from other milk producers. As well as being sustainable, it is affordable to consumers, who can bring the bottles back to the store in exchange for $2 cash each. But the brand primarily revolves around being able to provide the freshest dairy for Phoenix milk drinkers. “If you’re making any kind of butter, ice cream, everything tastes better when your ingredients are fresh or closer to the cow as you can get them,” said Lamar Schrock, dairy plant manager. “That’s part of our goal here.” Nowadays, milk production starts at

A calf works her best angle for the camera at the Danzeisen Dairy farm in Laveen. (Photo courtesy Danzeisen Dairy)

Danzeisen’s dairy farm locations early each morning. Cows are fed a mixture of hay, grass and grain daily, and they are milked three times a day. The dairy prides itself on its cow milk not containing hormones or antibiotics. The Danzeisen team also believes it treats its cows as humanely as possible, its website stating, “We take care of the cows, the cows take care of us.” After the cows are milked, the milk is brought down the street to the creamery, where it is first pumped through a cold milk separator, which separates the cream from the skim milk at around 40 degrees. Other dairies will often use a hot milk separator, which may be more efficient and cost effective, but can come at a price. “Milk separates really easy hot, but it also pulls out a lot of solids and the flavor comes out,” Schrock said. The strawberry, chocolate, root beer, orange and cold brew flavors are then added to the different batches. Each flavor is unique and naturally based. For instance, the strawberry flavor is made using natural strawberry flavoring along with beet powder for coloration. The milk then moves to the pasteurizer. “Pasteurizing is heating the milk, homogenizing is breaking down the fat molecule so you don’t have cream line milk — so it doesn’t separate in the bottle,” Schrock said. “All you’re do-

ing is breaking down the fat particles small enough so that they don’t float to the surface.” This is a very common, almost universal part of creating the milk bought in stores. Schrock said it’s almost impossible to find places that do not pasteurize their products, because it can cause contamination. “Pasteurizing is just like cooking your food. You’re heating it to kill bacteria, and that minimum is 161 (degrees) for 15 seconds. That’s the requirement,” Schrock explained. “People think there’s health benefits to raw milk, but with raw milk you have huge liabilities. You’re not going to distribute raw milk across the state of Arizona safely.” Once pasteurized and homogenized, the milk moves into large metal drums — large enough to fit at least three people each. The drums are labeled for the batches that day — “1%,” “orange” and “chocolate” were on display. Meanwhile, bottles come in via a bottle-rinsing machine. Every aspect of the process is intentional, including the glass containers, which are chosen to contain the flavor and keep out contaminants. “You get a lot of transfer of flavor from plastic containers into your product and you’ll get more oxidation, too,” Schrock said. “Plastic — even though the milk doesn’t leak out — air can get in so you’ll get oxidation; whereas

glass, air doesn’t go through glass.” The bottles are rinsed in 160-degree alkaline water using a 1950s machine refurbished to fit the needs of the dairy production. Danzeisen himself had a hand in reassembling the giant apparatus. “We scoured the country. I think there’s like six or eight states represented in our creamery. We got the filler from Pennsylvania; the bottle washer from New York. Everything in there is older equipment that was used back in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s,” Danzeisen said. Once bottled, the milk heads into a refrigerated room, ready to be loaded onto a truck and out to the shelves of Phoenix grocery stores. The water used to clean the machines and floors each day is also reused in an effort to be sustainable. The water is cleaned using a special system and then taken to the farm. Dust control on the farm is a legal obligation for farming in Arizona, but instead of pumping water out of the ground, water is reused to keep dust from blowing by spraying it over the ground. It’s all a part of the idea of making milk the old-fashioned way, instead of a mass-producing modern milk factory. Danzeisen wanted to make the crazy flavorings the old-fashioned way, too, starting in his kitchen. “It was a mess,” he laughed. “My wife was mad at me because I had sugar all over the place. I wasn’t keeping track of the recipes. When I did finally get what I liked, I couldn’t remember what I put in.” He finally enlisted the help of another local favorite, Scooptacular. An ice cream place owned by Carrisa and Nindi Wadhwa just down the road from the creamery, they home make all of their ice cream with a few crazy flavorings of their own. Nindi was more than happy to help Danzeisen. Soon enough, Danzeisen had its signature flavors of chocolate, strawberry, orange, root beer and cold brew, along with the seasonal holiday flavors of eggnog. Nindi became a good friend of Danzeisen’s, and was even a plant man-

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CHURCH COMMUNITY CONNECTION Pastor Ed Delph West Valley View Columnist

Let’s start with this short story. A medical student was shocked when he received a failing grade in radiology. Approaching the professor, he demanded to know the reason for the grade. “Do you remember the X-ray you took of yourself?” the professor asked. “I do,” the student said. “A

fine picture,” the professor said, “of your lungs, stomach and liver.” “If it’s a fine picture, then why did you give me an F?” the student asked. “I had no choice,” the professor said. “You didn’t put your heart into it.” By the time you are reading this article, I will be 70 years old. I’ve never been this old before. My childhood here in Phoenix seems like it was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. There were still dinosaurs alive when I was born. Recently I went to an antique show and people started bidding on me. My retirement to-do list has just one thing to do:

wake up. I’ve survived the ‘60s twice. My doormat says, “Knock slowly. I’m putting on my pants.” When I look up into the sky, I have no idea which cloud holds all my data. Being cremated is my last hope for a smoking, hot body. When did my wild oats turn into shredded wheat? I run like the winded. My stomach is flat. The “L” is just silent. When I drive to the store my wife is thinking, “My soulmate is out there somewhere pushing a pull door.” As I observe people, I can’t believe how old some people my age are. That’s not criticism, just observation. There

has been no gold for them in their golden days. I understand major health issues, things that have happened in life, physical work, genetics and the like can make anyone look older than they are. Allow me to share a recent “a-ha” someone noticed about me in this stage of my life. Whether young or old, this revelation has the potential to transform the way you think, and even look, in and during your golden years. Recently I traveled to South Africa for three weeks of speaking engagements. I spoke in seven different cities from the top to the bottom of South

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Africa in the business, education and church meetings. One Saturday, I spoke five times in formal presentations from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., excluding our lunch and dinner times. I presented some 20plus times on the trip. Everyone kept asking me, “How old are you? You have so much energy. You are relevant and contemporary. You inspire us. This is different. You are creating personal revivals inside us. You’re pointing us forward. You are in your early 60s, right?” Please understand the people said this, not me. When I am speaking in Singapore, the English-speaking Chinese guess I am in my late 50s. I like to travel stealth. On one occasion in my trip, a man was guessing my age. I told him I was turn-

ing 70 soon. That surprised him. Then he said something to me that I will never forget. It shook me. It changed me. It was like he handed me a key of life I had never seen before in the way I see now. Here’s what he said. “I know why you are the way you are, looking, thinking and speaking younger than your age. You look forward. You think forward. You’re not retreating; you’re advancing.” I didn’t know I was doing that. He gave me words that captured a real-life principle. Here’s the principle. Barring very difficult health or life difficulties, a key to finding some gold in the golden years is to keep facing and looking forward. I think many older people quit looking and thinking forward, moving into a survive-rather-

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Dairy...continued from page 19 ager for the creamery for a few years. Central to the idea of a family-operated business, Kevin’s brother works with the trucking and shipping of the milk. Kevin’s mother helps in their dairy store, and his father makes sure the office is stocked. And Kevin’s cousin is soon to take over the dairy farm part of the milk operation. It truly is a family affair. And they treat their cows like family, too. “Taking care of the animals is probably the biggest rewarding part,” Dan-


zeisen said. They keep it old school in the creamery, but the farm is getting a little help from new technology, too. Danzeisen explained the newest addition is basically a Fitbit — for cows. The pedometer tracks the cows’ daily walking distance, enabling the farmer to see whether a cow is walking too much or too little, which could indicate a stressed or ill cow. With 1,000 cows on the farm, this is a powerful tool to have as a farmer. In addition, a vet comes out weekly to check on the cows. If one is ill, it is removed from the herd and treated. Its milk is tested daily until there is no trace of antibiotics left, and then it is returned to the herd safely. Danzeisen made sure to come to the defense of his fellow farmers, too, as he believes he is not the only farmer who cares for his animals the way he does. “They all have the same philosophy,” Danzeisen stated. “At the end of the day, there’s no benefit for dairy farmers not to take care of their animals. That makes The different flavors of Danzeisen milk sit ready for purchase. Regular milk, strawberry milk and chocolate milk are in front along with root beer and orange flavors in the back. (Photo courtesy Danzeisen Dairy)


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no sense. If you don’t take care of them, they don’t produce milk.” The calves born on the farm were kept there in previous years, sometimes in a pen outside the creamery for tour groups to interact with and feed. This year Danzeisen said it became too costly, and the farm moved female calves to a raising farm in Idaho. When the females reach maturity at 18 months, they will be returned to the herd. Bull calves are sent to California to be raised for beef, usually slaughtered at around 18 months of age and about 1,200 pounds. Though the dairy does not use any hormones or antibiotics in its milk, the farm is not organic. Danzeisen has considered the process, but he feels it may not be best for the cows. Danzeisen said organic certification requires a certain amount of pasture time, which he doesn’t think the cows need or want in the heat of an Arizona summer. He also believes in treating sick cows, and instead testing the bulk milk daily for contamination as opposed to allowing a cow to become sicker. “To simplify it, I don’t think it’s better for the cows. I don’t think it’s better for people and I don’t think it’s better for the environment. I don’t know anything about organic peaches or celery, I just know about milk and I think it’s

kind of a marketing ploy.” Danzeisen stresses that his family isn’t in the business for the money, but rather for the benefit of forming a community. “It’s not for us to really live rich. It’s for the well-being of cows and our community and giving back and helping provide jobs. Ultimately that’s why we want to do a good job,” Danzeisen said. “We’re doing this not to go build a big house on the hill; it’s to help the people down the street.” In fact, Danzeisen explained that it can be hard to make a profit in a competitive market as a local farm owner. “In all reality, the biggest challenge that we have is you’re going to have to be financially sustainable,” Danzeisen explained. “So, it’s a lot of work sometimes for absolutely losing money, not even making money. I think actually, financially, that’s the hardest part — is making enough money to make ends meet.” The Danzeisen family will continue making milk for the people of Arizona, and caring for their cows with the philosophy their grandfather instilled in them. “Grandpa always said, ‘If you take care of the cows, the cows take care of you.’ And that’s the main focus of what we do,” Dainzeisen said.

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Desert Edge graduate in Korean immersion program BY CHRISTINA FUOCO-KARASINSKI West Valley View Executive Editor

Recent Desert Edge High School graduate Caleb DeShazer will soon return home from 45-day stint studying in South Korea through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship. The initiative is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. “It’s been a lot of fun,” he said. “As a cultural experience, it’s amazing.” Selected from more than 3,300 applications from across the United States, DeShazer is studying Korean at EWHA Women’s University, living with a host family and experiencing the local culture. The 18-year-old Goodyear resident’s days are full. After his classes, he grabs lunch. One

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Dudley Potter Dudley Myers Potter was born September 22, 1934 in Altoona, PA. He died on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019 in Cave Creek, AZ Cause of death: colon cancer "Dud" was a graduate of Penn State University. He spent 22 years in the USAF, serving as a combat fighter pilot, instructor pilot, and fighter weapons instructor. Following Honorable Discharge from the military, he worked the remainder of his 60-year flying career as a flight instructor and flight check pilot. He is survived by: his sister, Polly Jo Potter Haller; his wife of 59 years, Gloria Gregori Potter; his children, Lisa Potter; Erik Potter [Sheri Austin Potter]; grandson, Brandon Michael Maguire; granddaughter, Karly Potter Peterson [Matthew Ellis Peterson]; great granddaughter, Karinae Jean Peterson; great grandson, Memphis Lennon Maguire. As per his specific request, Dud's ashes will be dispersed at dusk by airplane over Granite Mountain, Prescott, AZ Donations in memoriam:

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C arol Cooper, age 88, of Litchfield Park, AZ died July 23, 2019 in Goodyear, AZ. She was born in 1931 in Elyria, OH to Ted and Hazel Mack. Carol was a kindergarten and first grade teacher at Avondale Elementary School for 30 years. She was also very active in The Church at Litchfield Park where she volunteered, served as a deacon, and loved singing in the choir. Carol is survived by her daughter, Kathy Whitney; sons, Clyde and Fred Cooper; brother, Terry Mack; four grandchildren, Jessica Whitney, Cody Whitney, Brian Cooper, and Rebecca Cooper; and two greatgrandchildren, Hanna Whitney and Hailey Whitney. She was preceded in death by Joe Cooper. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at The Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. The family suggests that donations be made to The Church at Litchfield Park. Condolences for the family may be left at

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Charles Leland Coe Charles Leland Coe, age 85, of Goodyear, died August 1, 2019 in Goodyear. He was born December 7, 1933 in Mandan, ND to Harold and Lydia Dorr Coe. He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Coe, and sister, Frances Hall. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family suggests that donations be made to PebbleCreek Kare Bears in Goodyear, AZ, -to-kb or Banner Health Hospice Care in Sun City, AZ, To read a full obituary and leave condolences for the family, please visit

Carl Duane Hefley Carl Duane Hefley, 84, passed from this life on Saturday, August 3, 2019. He was born on January 9, 1935 to David Hefley and Clara Hefley in Los Angeles, California. His father later worked in the Buckeye area for the Liberty School District. After his family moved to Arizona, he attended Buckeye Union High School and would also study at Arizona State University. Among other subjects, he studied engineering. He had several interesting occupations, but later moved back to California and settled in as the Vice President of California Wholesale Plywood, Inc. He helped develop the company, opened new offices and managed operations for many years. The company eventually sold for 280 million dollars. Not being satisfied with retirement, Carl would invent and patent a variable displacement engine which, as a result of it's efficiency, had the capability of fuel economy. He spent many years working to promote the engine design. Later in life, he moved back to Arizona and operated a ranch in the Quartzsite area. There he spent time with his beloved German Shepherd, Prince. He later moved to Phoenix. Carl is survived by his brother, Gary Hefley, and many nieces, a nephew, and cousins. A celebration of his life will take place at a graveside service at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 23100 W. Broadway Rd., Buckeye, AZ 85326.

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Rodolfo "Rudy" Arrieta Diaz Rodolfo 'Rudy' Arrieta Diaz, 89, of Tolleson passed away on August 5, 2019 in Phoenix, Az. Rudy was born August 23, 1929 in Tolleson and was the eldest of 9 children. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Tolleson. He served on the Tolleson City Council and Tolleson Elementary School Board as well as various church committees. He played the guitar, enjoyed working on cars, singing at rest homes. Most of all, he enjoyed doting on his children and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his adored wife of 63 years, Micaela S. Diaz, parents Sotero and Jesusita Diaz, siblings, Eloisa Diaz Parker and Raul A. Diaz. He is survived by daughters, Melinda and Marie Diaz; sons, Mario (Yvonne), Gerry (Kathryn), Ruy (Carol) and Patrick Diaz. 12 grandchildren, Sarah, Veronica (Jonathan), Lisa Marie, Matthew Rodolfo, Nicole, Vincent, Vincie, Zachary, Patrick, Cameron, Maxwell and Zeke. 5 Great grandchildren, Alyssa, Jordan, Emmalyn, Joshua and Isabelle. Sisters, Rachel Diaz and Rebecca (Sonny) Martinez. Brothers, Sotero, Jr. (Gloria), Rene X., Jesus Lionel (Jackie), and Gabriel (Dot) Diaz. Plethora of nieces and nephews. Visitation on Sunday, August 11, 2019 4-7 pm. Rosary at 6 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home at 9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ. Mass on Monday, August 12, 2019, 9:30 am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 512 N. 93rd Avenue in Tolleson. Interment following at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Reception following at Regina Hall 512 N. 93rd Avenue, Tolleson.

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For more info on open jobs visit Las clases son ofrecidas para familias con niños de 0-5 años de edad sin costo alguno. Para participar en nuestras Apply Online at clases, favor de llamar al Pendergast Family Resouce Center 623-772-2339 para inscripción e información.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

All positions are open until filled. EOE


Classifieds: Friday 1pm for Wednesday



Buckeye Water Conservation District is looking for laborers to join our team CDL preferred. Pay range $12-15/hr. Depending experience, must pass drug screen Contact office at 623-386-2196

HANDYMAN 40 Years Experience. Drywall, Framing, Trim, Plumbing, Painting, Electrical, Roofing And More. Stan - 602-434-6057

TT Nail Salon Looking for a Licensed Nail Technician, to start immediately, in a fast growing shopping center in Estrella Falls Mall, will be willing to train if you do not have experience. Please call Betty 623-332-2950

Tonopah Landscaping Services, general landscaping, please call for a free estimate. 623-340-8278

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AIRES is looking for caring, capable and compassionate people! Our mission is to help people live happy, healthy & fulfilling lives.

Hiring Caregivers & Program Managers & Group Homes in the West Valley.

Paid training provided. Must be 21+yrs, w/ good driving record & reliable transportation. Apply at or visit us at 2140 W. Greenway Rd, Ste 140, Phoenix.

HANDYMAN JOEL Cedillo- I do construction work! Concrete, Block, Stucco, Bobcat work, Haulaway, Demolition. Call for free estimates, 623-707-6072. *Not A Licensed Contractor


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TONOPAH AZ & Harquahala, AZ, residential lots as well as land for sale. Owner will finance, no pre-qualifying or credit check, $500/down and $500/monthly. Habla Espanol. Please Call Charlie Harrison "Agent" 710-500-5906 or email. charlielandandhomes2 Please mention referred by Maria

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In the View Classifieds

623.535.VIEW (8439)

PUBLISHER's Notice: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference limitation or discrimination." We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

PUBLIC NOTICE Public Meeting Announcement RE PAPAGO SOLAR PROJECT Public Meeting Announcement RE Papago LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Recurrent Energy, is planning to construct a photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation and storage facility in unincorporated Maricopa County. The proposed project consists of a 300-megawatt (MW) PV solar energy generation and 1,200 MW-hours of energy storage located on approximately 2,300 acres located roughly 5.5 miles west of the community of Tonopah, Arizona, just south of Interstate 10 (I-10). The project would provide solar-generated electricity to utility customers by interconnecting to the nearby regional electrical grid at Arizona Public Service’s existing Delaney Substation. In accordance with the requirements of the Maricopa County Major Comprehensive Plan Amendment process, a public meeting will be held. The public meeting will be open-house style, with informative poster boards on display and project representatives available to answer questions about the project. The goal of the meeting is for the project permitting and development team to better understand issues to be aware of during the permitting process. Written comments about the project may be submitted during the public meeting.

COME TO THE PUBLIC MEETING Wed. 8/21/2019 5:00-8:00 pm Harquahala Fire District Administration Building 51501 West Tonto Street Tonopah, Arizona 85354 PUBLISHED: West Valley View/Business Aug. 7, 14, 2019 / 22523

ROOMS/ ROOMMATES Room for rent

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of KAREN BOSTRON, Deceased NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed as the Personal Representative of this estate. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented by delivering or mailing a written statement of the claim to undersigned Personal Representative at 4249 Nobel Dr Unit 43 San Diego, CA 92122. DATED this 8TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2019 /s/ CURTIS BATTLE CURTIS BATTLE PUBLISHED: West Valley View and West Valley Business Aug 14,21,28, 2019 / 22686

PUBLIC NOTICE ELECTION NOTICE The Adaman Irrigation Water Delivery District No. 36 will hold an election for two trustees on November 20, 2019. The polls will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at 16251 W. Glendale Ave, Litchfield Park, Az 85340. The last day to file petitions for candidates is August 22, 2019. ST JOHN’S IRRIGATION DISTRICT ANNUAL ELECTION OF DIRECTOR will be held on Tuesday, November 12 th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 10219 W. Southern Ave. Tolleson, AZ 85353. Please call 602769-7219 Linda Reitz with any questions. SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA IN MARICOPA COUNTY. Case No. PB 2019-071305 In the matter of the estate of: Della Marie Lelakowski, an adult, APPLICATION FOR INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL and FOR INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE (Person died with a will - "Testate Estate") 1. This is an application for Informal Probate of Will and for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative because the person died with a Will ("Testate Estate"). 2. I live in Maricopa (County) Arizona (State), and I am entitled to file this Application under A.R.S. 14-3301 because I am: An adult child of the person who died. (Check the box only if there is a Will) A persona who was nominated/name as Personal Representative by Will; 3. The name of the person who died is: Della Marie Lelakowski. This person died on 6/9/19 at the age of 76 years. At the time of death, the person who died lived in the following county and state Maricopa, Az and 120 hours or more have passed since the time of death. 4 There is a Will and the original of the Will of the person who died, dated 6/16/2004 is filed with this Application. 5. The person who died left behind the following persons who are the surviving spouse, children and others entitled to take property under Arizona Law: (If you you need more space, attache a separate page): Name Age Relationship Address Julie A. McCarty, 59, Daughter, 1514 6th Ave E, Alexandria Mn 56308 Robert C. Lelakowski, 55, son, 1106 N 191st Ave, Buckeye AZ 85326. Lawrence F. Lelakowski, 47, son 1944 E. Calle de Caballos Tempe, AZ 85284. Timothy J Lelakowski, 40, son, 18842 W. Elm St., Litchfield Park AZ 85340. 6. This is the correct county in which to file the probate because the person who died was a resident of this county or owned property in this country at the time of death. 7. To the best of my knowledge, no personal representative for the estate has been appointed in this state or elsewhere 8 I have not received a demand for notice from any interested person and I am not aware of any demand by any interested person or any proceedings concerning the person who died, in this state or elsewhere. 9. I believe that the Will dated 6/16/2004 was validly executed and is the last Will of the person who died. I exercised reasonable diligence, and I am not aware of any document that revokes the Will, or any amendment to the Will signed by the person who died. 10 I have a priority for appointment as Personal Representative because there is a will and: I am named as the personal representative in the Will of the person who died. 12. BOND INFORMATION A bond is not required because the Will waives the bond for the Personal Representative. I request to be appointed Personal Representative to administer the estate without bond, 13 The time for informal appointment has not expired under A.R.S. 143108 because: Two years have not passed since the death of the person; OR. OATH or AFFIRMATION AND VERIFICATION OF APPLICANT This Applicant states under oath or affirms that the statements in the Application are accurate and complete to the best of his or her knowledge and belief. /s/ Robert C Lelakowski, signature of applicant State of Arizona County of Maricopa Subscribed and sworn to or affirmed before me this: July 9, 2019 by Robert Christopher Lelakowski. /s/ A. Avina, Deputy Clerk or Notary Public, Jeff Fine, Clerk. Published: West Valley View: Jul 31, Aug 7, 14, 2019 / 22129

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GLASS SERVICES Don’t let your broken panes... Break your bank!!!

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GARAGE DOOR/ SERVICES Showroom & Parts Store


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Licensed, Bonded & Insured ROC #289066

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