Glendale Star 8.18.22

Page 1

“Everything we are doing is with an eye toward some level of making sure we protect the investment of the public,” Phelps said. “We’re not going to just kind of do it and get by for two years.”

Glendale Star Staff Writer Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps updated city council on the Downtown campus reinvestment project at the Aug. 9 City Council Workshop.

BY JORDAN ROGERS Glendale Star Staff Writer The HOPE Team, a nonprofit organization that serves cancer patients, has received the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Rep. DebbieOperatingLesko.out of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix, the HOPE Team was established as a 501(c)(3) in 2009. The team’s mission is to take care of patients by taking cancer off of their minds, even if for a short while. Over the last five years, the HOPE Team has spent over $500,000 on patients by sending them to movies, dinners, sporting events, bingo, crafts and more. Friendships are made at every event. “I can’t tell you how many bucket lists we’ve made for the cancer patients,” said Larry Atkinson, HOPE Team volunteer program manager. For Atkinson, the award from Lesko is a huge deal. For all of the work that he and his team do, the recognition is appreciated. “They discovered the hole in my office where I fell through the floor when Debbie Lesko’s office called to say that we were getting the Congressional Recognition Award,” Atkinson joked. “It just means a lot to me,” he added. “It’s a pat on the back. It’s knowing that a member of the House of Representatives wanted to thank the HOPE Team and went through the paperwork to have that recognition certified and presented.” Atkinson said that there is no other organization in Maricopa County that does what the HOPE Team does. In fact, nationwide, patients “west of the Mississippi” travel to the Valley to receive what the nonprofit offers. This year so far, the HOPE Team has raised more than $50,000 for its patients SEE HOPE PAGE 6 4454 East Thomas Road • Phoenix, AZ 85018 602.508.0800 liwindow.com Showroom Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30-5:00, Fri 8:30-4:00, Sat 9:00-2:00 and evenings by appointment. Stop by our design showroom or call us for an appointment at your home. BY JORDAN ROGERS

HOPE Team recognized by Rep. Debbie Lesko

He envisions those facilities being ready to house Downtown’s functions by no later than June 2023, after they have each have completed their new design elements.

Glendale’s Community Newspaper Vol. 78 No. 33 www.glendalestar.com August 18, 2022

ThisINSIDEWeek

The update, which was done by way of a PowerPoint presentation, discussed all aspects of the project. Throughout the course of the project, city council will receive monthly updates from Phelps as part of his city manager report.“Our vision statement, and our mission statement is to be a community of choice for our residents, businesses and employees,” Phelps said. “We (want to) improve the lives of the people we serve every day. This project, we want to make sure we are aligned with our strategic plan.” The PowerPoint showed some “aspirational drivers” behind the reinvestment project. Those are: reimagining a Downtown campus that reflects the community, reinvesting to ensure facilities and amenities are accessible and usable for future generations, enhancing and expanding the amphitheater to become a destination for a true public yet private performance venue, consolidating the services of the community in a one-stop shop, creating a stateof-the-art workplace environment, and becoming a catalyst for private investment Downtown.Phelpssaid that during the time that city hall is getting its facelift, six places will “house all of what is currently taking place in Downtown at city hall.”

Those places are the Glendale Municipal Airport, the Glendale Adult Center, the Glendale Civic Center, the Sine Building, GRPSTC and the Glendale Media Center.

SEE PROJECT PAGE 6 BUSINESS ........ 12 Local tech entrepreneur launches auto parts app FEATURES ........ 16 Johnny Marr to support the Killers at Gila River Arena Career OpportunitiesEducation& In This Issue Downtown reinvestment project discussed

OPINION .......................... 10 BUSINESS....................... 12 SPORTS ........................... 14 CALENDAR 15 FEATURES 16 RELIGION 18 YOUTH............................. 20 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 25

The most controversial topic of the project has been the potential changes to Murphy“AsPark.astaff, we understand the importance of Murphy Park as an asset,” Phelps said. “All of our 70-plus parks that we have are important to the community, but as one of our oldest assets in terms of a park, we

2 The Glendale Star August 18, 2022

The GESD System of Care Center hosted two events during the first week of school. The Mobile Immunization Clinic and the GESD Food Distribution were made possible with the help of community partners at Molina Healthcare, Terros Health, Helping Families In Need, the GESD Family Hub, St. Mary's Food Bank, and community volunteers. The next food distribution will be Wednesday, August 24 at 8:30 a m at the GESD System of Care Center at 7677 West Bethany Home Road, Glendale 85303

The City of Glendale Community Services Department recently held an employee giving campaign to support GESD students Thanks to their amazing generosity, students at Don Mensendick School and Glenn F Burton School received new backpacks filled with school supplies We appreciate the city employees who helped make a difference in the lives of our students!

3e Glendale StarAugust 18, 2022 7301 N. 58th Avenue, Glendale AZ (85301 623) 237-7100 gesd40.org

Teachers and staff work in a collaborative teams as part of GESD's ongoing professional development.

Teachers and students engage in small group learning. Team building activities in classrooms help cultivate positive relationships.

Thanks to the support of our dedicated GESD students, staff and community.

Cindy Segotta Jones Superintendent GESD successfully kicks off the new school year

BY GLENDALE STAR STAFF

arrestedWoman deathstabbingin erning board and a panel of constituents representing the district. They are scheduled to take place in September, and Dysart Unified expects the process to be completed in October, with a Saturday, July 1, 2023, start date. The district’s website can be found at dysart.org/superfeedback.

Dysart Unified seeks community input

BY GLENDALE STAR STAFF

SEE MWU PAGE 8

MWU announces several promotions

The changes to the university’s leadership team went into effect in July. Yir Gloria Yueh, Ph.D., has been promoted to vice president and chief academic officer of medicine, graduate studies and podiatric medicine, after serving as dean for the College of Graduate Studies.

4 e Glendale StarNEWS August 18, 2022 Publisher Steve T. Strickbine Vice President Michael Hiatt Associate Group Publisher Laura Meehan, lmeehan@star-times.com623-777-1042 EDITORIAL HOTLINE 623-847-4604 Executive Editor Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, christina@star-times.com ADVERTISING sales@star-times.com Advertising Representatives Barbara Duran, cwilliams@star-times.comC.E.bduran@star-times.com623-847-4608Williams,623-847-4601 Classifieds and Obituaries 623-535-8439 Legals Elaine Cota, notices@star-times.com Production Manager Courtney Oldham, production@timeslocalmedia.com Graphic Designer Tonya Mildenberg, tmildenberg@timeslocalmedia.com CIRCULATION 623-535-8439 Circulation Director Aaron Kolodny, aaron@phoenix.org Distribution Manager Brian Juhl, brian@timeslocalmedia.com SEND US YOUR LETTER We want to hear from you. Letters should be kept to 300 words or less. Letters will be edited for length, grammar, style and accuracy. Each letter must include your name, address and phone number for verification. Letters should address issues and avoid personal attacks. Complaints about individuals or businesses will not be published. The Glendale Star reserves the right to withhold letters determined to be objectionable or inappropriate. Email christina@timeslocalmedia.com Online glendalestar.com Fax 623-935-2103 Mail 250 N. Litchfield Rd., Suite 100, Goodyear, AZ 85338 Published weekly by Times Media Group 250 N. Litchfield Rd., Suite 100, Goodyear, AZ 85338 623-847-4600 • FAX 623-935-2103 (USPS 998-340) Periodical postage paid at Glendale, AZ 85301. (c) 2022 Strickbine Publishing Inc. All rights reserved.

Glendale police have arrested Raeann Tyree Antonio after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, Nathaniel Richard Yardley, several times, causing his death. Just after 7 p.m. Aug. 8, Glendale police responded to a call at an apartment complex near the 7700 block of N. 51st Avenue. A person had called 911 to report that a neighbor approached her saying she stabbed her boyfriend. Officers arrived and located Yardley, 29, who had multiple stab wounds, inside Antonio’s apartment. Yardley was transported to a local hospital, where he died as a result of hisAntonio,injuries.24, was located and arrested shortly after police arrived in the apartment complex. She was booked on one count of murder.

Glendaletar The Glendale’s Community Weekly Since 1978 The Glendale Star is a circulation weekly published every Thursday.

BY MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY Midwestern University, a private, not-for-profit graduate and postgraduate educational institution specializing in health care education, has made several promotions from within its existing faculty and staff ranks.

HAPP Y DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN. BUY TICKETS AUGUST 26 TODAY SEPTEMBER18 623.776.8400 AZBROADWAY.org

The Glendale Star is distributed by AZ Integrated Media a circulation company owned & operated by Times Media Group The public is limited to one copy per reader. For circulation services, please contact Aaron Kolodny at aaron@phoenix.org.

To start or stop delivery of the paper, please visit: https://timespublications.com/phoenix/orcall480-898-7901 To receive your free online edition subscription, please visit: https://www.glendalestar.com/e-subscribe/

The Dysart Unified School District Governing Board is seeking feedback from parents, students, staff and the community to aid in the selection of a new district superintendent.Dysart Unified has more than 20 schools encompassing Glendale, El Mirage, Surprise, Youngtown and Maricopa County. A brief, three-question survey is available at the district’s website where the community can give its input on the desired characteristics of a new superintendent. The deadline to submit feedback is Monday, Aug. 22. There is also an opportunity for submissions to note anything the new superintendent should be aware of for a successful start. The district will share similar surveys directly with students, staff and parents by email to ensure everyone has an opportunity to provide input that will be used in the selection process. Interviews for superintendent finalists will be conducted with the gov-

Kaila Osmotherly Dougherty, O.D., FAAO, has been promoted to vice president of clinic operations from her previous role as medical director for the university’s Therapy Institute and associate dean in the Arizona College of Optometry.

5e Glendale StarAugust 18, 2022 $25OFFREPAIRFREESERVICECALL ROC #223709 ROC #289252 | ItsJustPlumbSmart.com 623--244-1048 THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST OF THE BEST Over 1,000+ Five-Star Reviews PLUMBING & HVAC SERVICES • $99 Sewer Camera Inspection • $99 A/C Tune-up incl: 1lb Freon • 10% OFF Tankless Water Heaters • 3 Ton Trane A/C Unit only $5,995 • FREE Slab Leak Detection w/Repair • $500 OFF any Whole House Repipe Best PlumberAir Conditioning&Repair Home Services

6 e Glendale StarNEWS August 18, 2022 from groups like the Cleveland Guardians, Cincinnati Reds and Intel, as well as foundations and other sources. “A lot of folks understand what we’re doing,” Atkinson said. “In today’s world, I would love to find one person that has never had cancer touch their life. … It’s either someone you know or a family member.” This work is extremely rewarding for Atkinson. He said he’s been very fortunate in his life to not have had many close to him die due to cancer, but he has seen plenty of it. Seeing the strength in the HOPE Team’s patients causes him to want to work even harder.“When I’m out there, I’m just enjoying being with the people that are so strong,” he said. “No matter male or female, they’re all warriors. They have the pain, but they don’t show up much. So, to me that’s a reward in itself.” If he had to ballpark a number of patients served on a yearly basis, Atkinson believes it to be in the thousands. The patients, Atkinson said, often show their appreciation for what the HOPE Team provides by making their own“Thedonations.patients love the hope team,” he said. “Many of our donations come from the patients themselves because they wanted to thank us for what we do, and they know how many patients we’reAsidehelping.”froma“square cost,” Atkinson said money from donations go directly back to the patients. When donating to the HOPE Team, Atkinson said that is something people should feel good about.“Anybody who knows a cancer patient and sees what they go through and how weak they get, how financially strained they get, and so on, they would want to support an organization like us,” he said. “When someone is making a donation, they should have that great feeling, knowing that they’re putting a smile on the cancer patient’s face being from Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska. They’re going to touch patients 10 times over.”

To donate to the HOPE Team, visit hopeteamaz.org. know we have to be very careful with what we do in updating the park.”

PROJECT FROM PAGE 1 Learn more at: BROUGHT TO YOU BY: FOR

A slide discussing changes displayed these“Thewords:1984 renovations placed walkways throughout the park, making the park 44% hardscaped. These walkability enhancements were welcomed by the“Thepublic.new reinvestment project is in the very beginning stages, and the process of designing and changes to the park have not been formally started.

INFO,

“We don’t have a secret plan to kill off the trees,” Burke said. City council will again discuss the Downtown reinvestment project in September, and will continue to do so on a monthly basis, as it will be a standing monthly update item on the workshop agenda. The discussion can be viewed in full at videos/178581.glendaleaz.new.swagit.com/ VOICE CALL 602-506-1511 Maricopa County

DISCOVER HOW YOUR VOTE IS SECURED Did you know an entire community of your friends and neighbors are working to ensure the accuracy of the recent election? Go behind the scenes with the

James Burke, director of public facilities, recreation and special events for the city of Glendale, went over the concerns many in the public have had about the park’s changes. He said explicitly that the city will not pave over the park.

Elections Department for a transparent look at how ballots are secured and counted. Together, we make secure elections possible. MCRO-00070 - Creative - August Primary Election - Feb 2022 - Print 4.9x4.9.indd 2 7/27/22 3:32 PM HOPE FROM PAGE 1

Murphy Park is set to receive a $4 to $5 million investment through the project, which would represent the largest investment per square foot into a park in the city’s history, according to “ItPhelps.isactually a significant amount of money to go into a park of 131,000 square feet,” he said. “Again, I think the goal of it is to invest heavily, because it’s been a while since we have invested into it. Let’s really continue to make it the jewel that it is currently, and I think it can be into the future.”

Phelps acknowledged the park as “unique” and unlike any other park the city has. Currently, he said the park is 44% hardscape and 56% landscape. He sees the landscape area as something that can be increased. “As we get into design, we believe we can increase the amount of landscape area over what we have today by being more strategic on how we range the hardscapes, so that the park can continue to accommodate events and activities,” he said. “At the same time, increasing the amount of space so people feel like they can come and enjoy the park-like atmosphere.”

The HOPE Team is a nonprofit that serves cancer patients. It operations out of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix. (The HOPE Team/Submitted)

The concerns that have been raised are based on an artist’s conceptual drawing that staff used in a City Council Workshop presentation regarding only the project’s financing. The city’s project team is currently working with the contracted architect to develop a process that will include community engagement.”Burkealso said the city has no plans to get rid of trees and replace them with xeriscape and desert landscaping.

7The Glendale StarAugust 18, 2022 Call 888-594-1978 to schedule a consultation. Visit AbrazoSpine.com to book online. SCAN ME Life can be so much better with less pain. At Abrazo Spine Institute, our spine surgeons and care team offer advanced, minimally invasive spine care treatment options that maximize outcomes and reduce recovery time. We help get you back in motion for the life you want to lead. Common conditions we treat include: Your connection to advanced spine care. „ Herniated disc „ Pinched nerves „ Radiculopathy „ Spinal stenosis „ Scoliosis „ Spinal cord tumors „ And more Get Back on Track 1325 N Litchfield Rd., Ste. 125 Goodyear, AZ 85395 6320 W Union Hills Dr., Bldg. B, Ste. 1800 Glendale, AZ 85308 6950 E Chauncey Ln., Ste. 100 Phoenix, AZ 85054 Did you know atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common heart rhythm abnormality? “AFib” is when the heart beats out of rhythm. Common symptoms of AFib include: „ Chest Pain „ Dizziness/Fainting „ Decreasing Exercise Tolerance „ Lower Extremity Swelling „ Shortness of Breath „ Slow or Rapid Heart Rate „ Stroke „ Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) „ Weakness or Fatigue Our experts at Biltmore Cardiology are committed to diagnosing your heart rhythm problem and developing a treatment plan that caters to your needs. Don’t miss a beat celebrating those special moments with your loved ones. Listen to your heart. Call 602-249-8577 to schedule an appointment today. For a full list of locations and services, visit BiltmoreCardiology.com SCAN ME

Value Not Insured

• Jacquelyn M. Smith, Ph.D., former dean of the College of Health Scienc es, Glendale Campus.

Interest rates effective June 30, 2022Annuity Strong MYGA rates MNL Guarantee ProSM Multi-year guarantee annuity (MYGA) Minimum premium: $20,000 qualified and non-qualified High band: $100,000 or more; Low band: Less than $100,000; 7-year rates not available in California and Florida. Product highlights: • Competitive and guaranteed rates. • Guarantee/surrender charge periods - three, five, and seven years.2 • Earn tax-deferred compounded interest.3 • Liquidity options – Options for penalty-free withdrawals4 and nursing home confinement waiver.5 • Income options – Choose from payments for life or a specified period. Not

• Dean Malone, M.B.A., former vice president, special assistant to the pres ident for finance.

• Thomas Graves, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVIM, former dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Not

Product and features/options may not be available in

Sammons Financial® is the marketing name

Ask your financial professional for current interest rates, 1035 exchange/transfer guidelines and new business guidelines on how

High band Low band MNL Guarantee Pro 3 MNL Guarantee Pro 5 MNL Guarantee Pro 7 4.25%1 interestguaranteedfive-year1ratefornitialpremiumof$100,000ormore 4.00%1 interestguaranteedfive-yearrateforinitialpremiumlessthan$100,000 3.80%4.25% 4.00%3.40%4.10%4.40% Issued by Midland National® Life Insurance Company 33816Y-P West Des Moines, IA | MidlandNational.com REV 6-30-22 Call your financial professional today. Darcy Bergen Bergen Financial Group 480-430-2337 20542 N. Lake Pleasant Rd. Ste. 111 Peoria AZ 85382 -AgentID # Sammons Financial® is the marketing name for Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.’s member companies, including Midland National® Life Insurance Company. Annuities and life insurance are issued by, and product guarantees are solely the responsibility of, Midland National Life Insurance Company. Ask your financial professional for current interest rates, 1035 exchange/transfer

promotions,

which

of

insurance product. Insurance products issued

• P. Bradford Smith, D.D.S., former dean of the College of Dental Medi cine-Arizona.Theuniversity is also recognizing Thomas A. Boyle, D.O., M.B.A., outgo ing dean of the Chicago College of Os teopathic Medicine, who will transition to developing new CCOM partnerships with external hospitals and community health care institutions. “The Midwestern University Leader ship Team continues to promote from within the organization with strong and talented individuals ready to assume new leadership roles, and we prepare the next generation of health care pro fessionals committed to serving others in a One Health environment,” said Dr. Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., pres ident and CEO of Midwestern Univer sity. “We will always be grateful to our retiring colleagues who have dedicated their careers to education and their pro fessions.“Wehave come together to celebrate their success as they begin their happy and healthy years of retirement.”

within the

Annuities and life insurance are issued by, and product guarantees are solely the

of rate changes are applied to new applications received. The term financial professional is not

• Kathleen Player, Ed.D., M.S.N., M.B.A., MS-C, former vice president and chief academic officer of medical and health sciences education and vice president of clinic operations.

to imply engagement

FROM PAGE 4

Ask your financial professional for current interest rates, 1035 exchange/transfer guidelines and new business guidelines on how timing of rate changes are applied to new applications received.

be paid a

In addition to Yueh and Dougherty’s five colleges school

The term financial professional is not intended to imply engagement in an advisory business in which compensation is not related to sales. Financial professionals that are insurance licensed will be paid a commission on the sale of an insurance product. Insurance products issued by Midland National® Life Insurance Company, West Des Moines, Iowa. Product and features/options may not be available in all states or appropriate for all clients. See product materials for further details, specific features/options, and limitations by product and state. The MNL Guarantee ProSM is issued on base contract form ICC21-AS204A/AS204A, or appropriate state variation including all applicable endorsements and riders. 1. Rates are current as of publication date and are subject to change at any time. Rate may vary by premium, surrender charge period and/or guarantee period selected. 2. A surrender during the surrender charge period could result in a loss of premium. Surrender charge structures and periods may vary by state. Surrender charges and market value adjustment may reset with renewal. 3. Under current law, annuities grow tax deferred. An annuity is not required for tax deferral in qualified plans. Annuities may be subject to taxation during the income and withdrawal phase. Please note neither Midland National nor any agents acting on its behalf should be viewed as providing legal, tax or investment advice. Consult with and rely on your qualified advisor. 4. Withdrawals taken prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to IRS penalties. 5. Included for all issue ages. Not available in all states. Please contact your financial professional for state availability. guidelines and new business guidelines on how timing of rate changes are applied to new applications received. The term financial professional is not intended to imply engagement in an advisory business in which compensation is not related to sales. Financial professionals that are insurance licensed will be paid a commission on the sale of an insurance product. Insurance products issued by Midland National® Life Insurance Company, West Des Moines, Iowa. Product and features/options may not be available in all states or appropriate for all clients. See product materials for further details, specific features/options, and limitations by product and state. The MNL Guarantee ProSM is issued on base contract form ICC21-AS204A/AS204A, or appropriate state variation including all applicable endorsements and riders. 1. Rates are current as of publication date and are subject to change at any time. Rate may vary by premium, surrender charge period and/or guarantee period selected. 2. A surrender during the surrender charge period could result in a loss of premium. Surrender charge structures and periods may vary by state. Surrender charges and market value adjustment may reset with renewal. 3. Under current law, annuities grow tax deferred. An annuity is not required for tax deferral in qualified plans. Annuities may be subject to taxation during the income and with drawal phase. Please note neither Midland National nor any agents acting on its behalf should be viewed as providing legal, tax or investment advice. Consult with and rely on your qualified advisor. 4. Withdrawals taken prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to IRS penalties. 5. Included for all issue ages. Not available in all states. Please contact your financial professional for state availability. FDIC/NCUA Insured Not A Deposit Of A Bank Bank Guaranteed May Lose By Any Federal Government Agency for Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.’s including Midland National® Life Insurance Company. responsibility of, Midland National Life Insurance Company. timing intended in an advisory business in compensation Financial professionals that are insurance licensed will commission the sale an by Midland National® Life Insurance Company, West Des Moines, Iowa. all 111 Peoria AZ 85382 MWU

8 The Glendale StarNEWS August 18, 2022 PUZZLE PAGE ANSWERS ON PAGE 12 ACROSS 1 Felines 5 Discoverer’s call 8 Brewer’s kiln 12 Owl call 13 Massage 14 Leg joint 15 protagonistNot-so-noble 17 Rat- -18 Green sauce 19 Realm 21 Penny 24 Help 25 Persian leader 28 Knitter’s need 30 Assoc. 33 Bit of wit 34 Rehab process 35 -- chi 36 Even so 37 Slanted type (Abbr.) 38 Darned 39 Hollywood’s Lupino 41 Take five 43 Burning 46 Leslie of “Gigi” 50 Songs for one 51 Daughter of Oedipus 54 Mon. follower 55 Half of XIV 56 Send forth 57 Teeny 58 Ecol. watchdog 59 Pixels DOWN 1 Bloke 2 First-rate 3 Youngsters 4 Do needlework 5 Raw mineral 6 “Ben- --” 7 Slender woodwind 8 Giraffe’s kin 9 Poison remedy 10 Char 11 Head, to Henri 16 Weeding tool 20 Tailless cat 22 Russian refusal 23 Early Mongolian 25 Covert agent 26 Coloration 27 Cuba, Jamaica, etc. 29 Actor’s quest 31 Cold and damp 32 Tonic’s mixer 34 Actress Cameron 38 Put on, as a play 40 Dagwood’s dog 42 High school subj. 43 Wine region 44 Boxing match 45 Roof overhang 47 Former Dallas QB Tony 48 Taking action 49 Tennis barriers 52 Wee bite 53 Spanish aunt Each numbered row contains two clues and two answers. The two answers differ from each other by only one letter, which has already been inserted. For example, if you exchange the A from MASTER for an I, you get MISTER. Do not change the order of the letters. EVEN EXCHANGE by Donna Pettman Interest rates effective June 30, 2022Annuity Strong MYGA rates MNL Guarantee ProSM Multi-year guarantee annuity (MYGA) Minimum premium: $20,000 qualified and non-qualified High band: $100,000 or more; Low band: Less than $100,000; 7-year rates not available in California and Florida. Product highlights: • Competitive and guaranteed rates. • Guarantee/surrender charge periods - three, five, and seven years.2 • Earn tax-deferred compounded interest.3 • Liquidity options – Options for penalty-free withdrawals4 and nursing home confinement waiver.5 • Income options – Choose from payments for life or a specified period. Not FDIC/NCUA Insured Not A Deposit Of A Bank Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value Not Insured By Any Federal Government Agency Sammons Financial® is the marketing name for Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.’s member companies, including Midland National® Life Insurance Company. Annuities and life insurance are issued by, and product guarantees are solely the responsibility of, Midland National Life Insurance Company.

have received new deans.

member companies,

states or appropriate for all clients. See product materials for further details, specific features/options, and limitations by product and state. The MNL Guarantee ProSM is issued on base contract form ICC21-AS204A/AS204A, or appropriate state variation including all applicable endorsements and riders. 1. Rates are current as of publication date and are subject to change at any time. Rate may vary by premium, surrender charge period and/or guarantee period selected. 2. A surrender during the surrender charge period could result in a loss of premium. Surrender charge structures and periods may High band Low band MNL Guarantee Pro 3 MNL Guarantee Pro 5 MNL Guarantee Pro 7 4.25%1 interestguaranteedfive-year1rateforinitialpremiumof$100,000ormore 4.00%1 interestguaranteedfive-year1rateforinitialpremiumlessthan$100,000 3.80%4.25% 4.00%3.40%4.10%4.40% Issued by Midland National® Life Insurance Company Call your financial professional today. Darcy Bergen Bergen Financial Group 480-430-2337 20542 N. Lake Pleasant Rd. Ste. 111 Peoria AZ 85382 Interest rates effective June 30, 2022Annuity Strong MYGA rates MNL Guarantee ProSM Multi-year guarantee annuity (MYGA) Minimum premium: $20,000 qualified and non-qualified High band: $100,000 or more; Low band: Less than $100,000; 7-year rates not available in California and Florida. Product highlights: • Competitive and guaranteed rates. • Guarantee/surrender charge periods - three, five, and seven years.2 • Earn tax-deferred compounded interest.3 • Liquidity options – Options for penalty-free withdrawals4 and nursing home confinement waiver.5 • Income options – Choose from payments for life or a specified period. Not FDIC/NCUA Insured Not A Deposit Of A Bank Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value Not Insured By Any Federal Government Agency Sammons Financial® is the marketing name for Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.’s member companies, including Midland National® Life Insurance Company. Annuities and life insurance are issued by, and product guarantees are solely the responsibility of, Midland National Life Insurance Company. Ask your financial professional for current interest rates, 1035 exchange/transfer guidelines and new business guidelines on how timing of rate changes are applied to new applications received. The term financial professional is not intended to imply engagement in an advisory business in which compensation is not related to sales. Financial professionals that are insurance licensed will be paid a commission on the sale of an insurance product. High band Low band MNL Guarantee Pro 3 MNL Guarantee Pro 5 MNL Guarantee Pro 7 4.25%1 interestguaranteedfive-year1rateforinitialpremiumof$100,000ormore 4.00%1 interestguaranteedfive-yearrateforinitialpremiumlessthan$100,000 3.80%4.25% 4.00%3.40%4.10%4.40% Issued by Midland National® Life Insurance Company Call your financial professional today. Darcy Bergen Bergen Financial Group 480-430-2337 20542 N. Lake Pleasant Rd. Ste.

Sheri Brownstein, D.M.D., was named dean of the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona. Jared Chamberlain, Ph.D., was named dean of the College of Health Sciences, Glendale Campus. Michael Fay, Ph.D., was named dean of the College of Graduate Studies. Carla Gartrell, D.V.M., J.D., DACVIM, was named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Finally, Laura Rosch, D.O., C.S., M.S., FACOI, was named dean of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.Inaddition to the promotions, Mid western is honoring its recent retirees:

is not related to sales.

on

9The Glendale Star NEWSAugust 18, 2022 Scan the QR Code to find out more about the services Dr. Clay Forsberg provides New Patients Welcome Most Insurances and Medicare Accepted Accepting New Patients To schedule an appointment call 480.223.9500 To find out more about expert dermatologists visit us at azcdps.com TRUST THE EXPERTS IN PLASTIC SURGERY • SPONSORED BY: 11ga KFNK THI '1,11.H Ofl'-IZONA azcentral. LOCALiQ

David Leibowitz has called the Valley home since 1995. Contact david@leibowitzsolo.com.

E-mail: christina@star-times.com

The Glendale Star welcomes letters that express readers’ opinion on current topics. Letters must include the writer’s full name, address (including city) and telephone number.

BY DAVID LEIBOWITZ

For more opinions visit glendalestar.com GlendaleStar.com /GlendaleStar 10 e Glendale Star August 18, 2022

Glendale Star Columnist Unable to leave the fanfare behind, the great ones inevitably hang on too long. There’s a sadness watching them fade in plain sight. Think Muhammad Ali out on his feet against Trevor Berbick, Willie Mays batting a feeble .211 in his last year with the Mets, Elizabeth Taylor picking up a paycheck in the TV flick “These Old Broads.” Then there’s former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Once a political juggernaut, a lawman sought out by presidents seeking to kiss his ring and parts further south, Arpaio, now 90, lost his fourth consecutive election earlier this month — for the lofty title of mayor of Fountain Hills. To someone named Ginny Dickey. Who beat Arpaio, once America’s Toughest Sheriff, by 213 votes. This despite Arpaio spending $161,000, or about 31 bucks for each of his 5,207 votes. The great ones never know when to bid us goodbye. I met Arpaio in 1995, a few weeks after I moved to Arizona. He was two years into his 24-year run as sheriff, a law enforcement sideshow full of bombast and bull. The gimmicks seemed endless: pink underwear so jail inmates wouldn’t steal undergarments, Tent City tours on 117-degree days, meals of donated fruit and green baloney to save the taxpayers money. There was a roguish charm to Arpaio then, like he was in on the joke, a hound for headlines who reveled in being despised by reporters and liberals alike.During my early days as a columnist for the Tribune, I went to Arpaio with an insane idea: put me undercover on the chain gang. He couldn’t say “yes” fast enough. MCSO deputies sneaked me into the jail at 3 a.m., gave me a sweat-stained uniform, and chained me to a crew of convicts. To a man, my fellow inmates confided that chain gang duty was better than sitting in the tents all day. We gathered trash from roadsides in the sweltering summer heat, passers-by constantly honking and giving us the finger. I got a column and a bunch of TV interviews out of the deal. Arpaio got to read his name in bold news type yet again.Inthe early days, Arpaio’s mantra I thought would serve him for eternity: You will never live better in jail than you live on the street. Eventually he lost sight of what made him a political rock star, instead using the sheriff’s office to target political opponents. Arpaio failed to investigate serious crimes, and he misused the people’s money like a drunken lottery winner. As American politics got meaner after the turn of the century, tough Old Joe moved his crosshairs from criminals to anyone with brown skin. In 2016, Arpaio lost to Paul Penzone, a retired Phoenix cop who has returned law enforcement focus and decorum back to the sheriff’s office. Two years later, Arpaio lost in a GOP Senate primary. In 2020, he lost in the Republican primary for sheriff. Last year, announcing his candidacy for mayor of Fountain Hills, he told Fox News, “What do you want me to do? Go fishing? Go golfing? I don’t do anything. My hobby is work. I’ve done that my whole life. I’m not stopping now.” Arpaio in his prime fooled me totally. Back in 2001, “60 Minutes” did a bio piece headlined “Joe the Jailer.” How does it end for Arpaio? “It’s gonna wear out when this guy passes away giving his speech in Sun City at 9 at night and he slumps forward into his rubber chicken,” was my assessment. “That’s when it wears out and not a moment before.” We were younger then. The moment seemed eternal. It always does with the great ones, until it does no longer.

How to get a letter published 250 N. Litchfield Road, Ste. 100, Goodyear AZ 85338

Fourth election defeat marks a sad end for Arpaio

The Glendale Star 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 Glendale Star will not publish consumer complaints, form letters, clippings from other publications or poetry. Letters’ authors, not the Glendale Star, are responsible for the “facts” presented in letters.

11e Glendale Star OPINIONAugust 18, 2022 ENROLL NOW arizonapreparatoryacademy.com623.907.2661 We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit Ground Campus • One-on-one Instruction • In-person Learning • Progress Based • Personal Mentors • Morning/Afternoon Sessions 100% Online Program • One-on-one Instruction • 100% Online Classes • Progress Based • Personal Mentors • Flexible 24/7 Schedule YOUR SCHOOL . YOUR TIME . YOUR PLACE® ARIZONA PREPARATORY ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL COGNIA NATIONAL ACCREDITATION SMITH’S OPINION – Las Vegas Sun RETURNS THIS FALL Oct. 2022 - Apr. 2023 www.peoriaaz.gov/eventswww.peoriaaz.gov/eventsglendalestar.com The latest breaking news and top local stories in Glendale!

Stan Mirzayev

With all of the work Mirzayev has put into making the car parts industry a more efficient process, he is looking forward to seeing the change that Parts Pass provides to the industry. Long term, he wants to put the power into the hands of the consumer.

Eventually, Mirzayev would like to serve as a connector between the Parts Pass user and a potential mechanic. He also foresees Parts Pass adding some sort of tutorial to its software, providing parts purchasers with the knowledge to install the part themselves. “As we continue to evolve, we want to create this ecosystem where you can find the part, have it delivered, and then we want to really expand on that installation part of it,” he said. “Whether you want to install it yourself, we’ll provide you a tutorial of how to install certain parts, or you can actually go through a database that we’re trying to build out now of reputable local auto repair shops that are willing to install that port for you.”

ANSWERSPUZZLE

“What separates us is we have quality parts; we have the name-brand parts,” he said. “I really wanted to focus on the value that we bring, which is efficiency.”

BY JORDAN ROGERS

Parts Detect has seen success for the last five years, but Mirzayev again saw an opportunity to fill a void. “There’s a huge opportunity that we’re not tapping into, which is the doit-yourself-ers,” he said. “I would go to these local parts houses like AutoZone, and I would watch the customers interact with the counter guys and watch the amount of phone calls that would be burning the counter guys as well, also the really uncomfortable feeling customers got when they would have to wait in line … you have to kind of talk that lingo. So, I’m like, ‘Hey, there’s an opportunity here.’” From there, Parts Pass was born. For Mirzayev, Parts Pass is not limited to the “do-it-yourself-ers.” He said that anyone who is looking for a part for their vehicle and then wants to take it to a mechanic to have them install it can do that as well. He said by purchasing parts on Parts Pass, and not through the potential mechanic, the consumer can save money. “You can actually take it to a repair shop and have them install it,” Mirzayev said. “So, you’re saving some money on that part and getting the quality that you need as well. That’s what is really exciting, is we have a lot of room to grow here.”

Parts Pass will be available on the Apple app store by the end of August, then will be available on Android within eight months. Initially, it is going to focus on the West Coast and Southwest regions of the country, but will be available nationwide. “We are excited to launch and grow very quickly,” Mirzayev said. “We really want to bring value in efficiency, accountability, and accuracy as well. So that’s the most important thing for us.”Mirzayev, who is a board member of the Arizona Automotive Institute in Glendale, has been in the automotive industry for his entire professional life. He and his family emigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1990 when he was 4 years old and, by high school, he was already helping out in his father’s repair shop. When he and his family moved to the Valley of the Sun after 911, they bought a repair shop and worked together for more than 18 years. “I knew my dad gave a lot of his personal desires to provide for the family, and I was impacted by that significantly,” Mirzayev said. “I stood by my father, and we grew our business together.” About five years ago, while working in that jointly owned repair shop with his father, Mirzayev noticed a problem in the repair shop scene. He found himself spending an unprofitable amount of time searching for replacement parts. “I would go through the same thing, same script every single day of my life, which is I would call different suppliers and give them the year, make and model of the car, and then I would ask them, ‘Do you have this part?’” he said. “That took an average of about 10 to 15 minutes per car. On average, we would work on about six cars per day, so that’s an hour of my time that was wasted.”Inresponse to that problem, Mirzayev started an app called Parts Detect, which stands to serve as an easier way for mechanics to search for parts from local“Wesuppliers.wentdoor to door selling to these large enterprises like AutoZone, Napa, Carquest, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and I pitched them the idea of creating a marketplace for mechanics to alleviate that huge burden that I would have to go through,” he said. “And slowly but surely, they started signing up.”

Stan Mirzayev, founder and CEO of Parts Pass, is looking to use his newly developed auto parts app to give the consumer car industry a shake-up.UnderMirzayev’s model, the average person who needs a part for their car and wants to make the fixes at home can download the zero-cost Parts Pass app, take a picture of the car using the interface, find the part needed through a self-diagnosis software, and then wait for the product to be delivered to their front door.

New phone app looks to change consumer car industry

For more business visit glendalestar.com GlendaleStar.com /GlendaleStar 12 e Glendale Star August 18, 2022

Glendale Star Staff Writer

“My hope is to really put the power in consumers’ hands so they can be in control of the maintenance and repairs of their own vehicles,” he said. “What we want to do is make that search process easy with no barriers and really eliminate that bottleneck of the search for replacement parts. “People really want a platform that they can trust, both from the experience side of it and from the quality of the part itself.”

Through

CAREER & OPPORTUNITIESEDUCATION [Your complete guide to local career and education] Special Supplement to The Glendale Star and Peoria TimesDEGREE STRAININGSUCCESGNINRAELSUMMER2022 INSIDEThisIssue METALSCOMMERCIAL................ 4 State-of-the-art steelmaking facility coming to Mesa GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ............... 10 Successful job searches require thought and planning ROBERT L. DUFFY HIGH SCHOOL ..... 12 Hidden gem for student learning welcomes leader Jaime Tejada

Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, Ducey entered into a public-private partnership with the Challenge Foundation and Avondale Elementary School District (AESD) to implement Project Momentum. AESD was selected because the school district showed evidence of being on the right track for initial implementation with a preexisting school improvement planning model that complemented the tenets of Project Momentum. In addition, Avondale showed an engaged student population, caring community and a district/ school leadership committed to the concept of continuous improvement. Ducey invested $575,000, which supported teacher leadership grants for select members at each school, principal and assistant principal stipends, substitute coverage to allow for teachers to commit to training, and early start training stipends. Hargrove, along with her school leaders and instructional staff, engaged with the Project Momentum implementation team to collaboratively develop a strategic plan forTheimprovement.Avondaleteachers and staff members formed a guiding coalition to help AESD prepares teachers with GEARS leadership event SCIANNA GARCIA West Valley View Staff Writer hosting Avondale Elementary School District has seen student achievement tangible (AESD/Submitted)

GEARS,

rise and other

Over the seven-year course of GEARS, AESD has seen student achievement rise and other tangible benefits emerge. “Every child in Avondale deserves to grow as a thinker, problem solver, and communicate the pursuit of reach without limits. It’s our collective responsibility to make sure that happens. Working through GEARS is bringing groups of educators together to change the conversation definitively, and the outcomes are very real,” Superintendent Dr. Betsy Hargrove said. In the spring of 2015, school leaders from the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia presented Gov. Doug Ducey with a proposal outlining a school transformation pilot program called Project Momentum.

benefits emerge.

The aim of this effort was to provide a comprehensive school-improvement model designed to assist students, teachers and staff members in meeting the goal of increasing student achievement. The model focused on improvements to instructional quality that have proven to advance student learning at a rate needed to offset challenging factors such as the strong correlation between free and reduced lunch percentage and student outcomes on standardized tests.

BY

In an effort to ensure success throughout the upcoming school year, Avondale Elementary School District brought teachers together for its seventh year of the Growing Educators, Achieving Results with Students (GEARS) event this summer.

GEARS...continued on page 2 Midwestern University Tomorrow’s Healthcare Team 623-572-3200 | admissaz@midwestern.eduwww.midwestern.edu You Want to be a Healthcare Professional. We’ll Build Your Future.

“My goal as a future health care provider is to provide the best care possible for my patients, and I believe that includes a foundation in precision medicine,” said Kelsey Cozzolino, who is a student at Midwestern University’s College of Pharmacy, Glendale, and is also completing the post-graduate certificate in precision medicine. “Every patient’s journey is distinct and so, to provide the best care possible, I need the tools to offer care that is as unique as they are.”

Midwestern University’s Master of Science and post-graduate certificate in precision medicine programs provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to leverage the latest genetic and genomic technology in their selected health care professions, enabling them to identify the safest and most effective treatments for individual patients. Students complete the precision medicine coursework online, with curriculum coordinated with their doctoral degree programs, and learn the basics of genetics and genomics before studying a wide range of genetic and chromosomal disorders.

While the post-graduate certificate and Master of Science in precision medicine are currently dual-program opportunities available to Midwestern doctoral program students, they may also become available in the future as stand-alone educational opportunities for practicing health care professionals. Students interested in completing a precision medicine program along with a doctoral health professions degree can visit midwestern.edu or contact our admissions team at 623-537-3215 or admissaz@midwestern.edu to learn more.

GEARS...continued on page 6 Skin Cancer Experts & General Dermatology Call 623-243-9077Today

Betty A. Hinderks

Online precision medicine programs prepare students BY GARILYN JENTARRA, PH.D. Midwestern University

Davis Board Certified Mohs Dermatologist with extensive cosmetic training NewLocation!SurpriseAcceptingNewPatients! 10240 W Indian School Rd, Suite 115, Phoenix14869 W Bell Rd, Suite 103, Surprise Book Online With ZocDoc • Please visit us at: www.regencyspecialties.com BESTOF 2021

In the online, dual-degree precision medicine programs at Midwestern University, doctoral students learn to address the genetic and environmental contributions to complex diseases. (Midwestern University/Submitted)

The precision medicine curriculum addresses the genetic and environmental contributions to complex health issues such as Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease and autism, while covering the application of precision medicine concepts to cancer as well as to autoimmune and neurological diseases. Special emphasis is placed on learning pharmacogenomics principles to enable choice of the most effective drug treatments based on a patient’s genetic background. The influence of a patient’s genetics in response to infectious diseases is covered, along with assessment of the human microbiome in both healthy and disease states. In the bioinformatics course, students learn how to take advantage of the vast information produced by medical research studies and contained in extensive genetic databases.

Hargrove said she owes this consistent ratio to the work that is being done within the classrooms. “Every educator in every one of our classrooms has to grow as a thinker, problem solver and communicator to pursue their future without limits, which then directly impacts what happens with every one of our kids. Every child, every classroom, every teacher, every school, every leader in our disGEARS...continued from page 1

From the 2021-22 school year’s statewide assesment, the district has outperformed the average growth in achievement by two times compared to the rest of the state. (AESD/Submitted)

2 Career & Education Opportunity SUMMER 2022 plan and drive improvement efforts at their individual schools. During the course of the project, this coalition of teachers and staff rebranded their work with Project Momentum asTheGEARS.plan aimed to increase overall pass percentages on the AzMERIT assessment in reading and mathematics for every school in the district and achieve results at or above the performance regressionFromline.the 2021-22 school year’s statewide assesment, AESD has outperformed the average growth in achievement by two times compared to the rest of the state. Every school within the district has demonstrated growth on the assessment, ranging from a 1% to 9% difference.

SUMMER 2022 Career & Education Opportunity 3 623-572-3200 admissaz@midwestern.edu www.midwestern.edu Midwestern University offers diverse opportunities in graduate health professional degree programs. All programs offer a collaborative, interprofessional, One Health approach, leadingedge technology, extensive hands-on experience in outstanding clinical rotations, and foundational training for compassionate patient care. Midwestern University Colleges Arizona College of Optometry Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine College of Dental Medicine–Arizona College of Graduate Studies College of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy, Glendale College of Veterinary Medicine Midwestern University Clinics Dental Institute Eye MultispecialtyInstitute Clinic Therapy CompanionInstituteAnimal Clinic Large Animal Clinic You Want to be a Healthcare Professional . We’ll Build Your Future. Midwestern University Tomorrow’s Healthcare Team NewNEWMaster and Doctoral Nursing Programs Nurse Leadership Nurse Practitioner NewNEWDual Degree Master Programs Precision Medicine Public Health

State-of-the-art steelmaking facility coming to Mesa BY CMC STEEL ARIZONA

“Unfortunately, this is a crisis af fecting both businesses and consum ers,” Benevilla President and CEO Jo anne Thomson said. “If we can’t hire enough employees, we cannot meet the increasing needs of the community we serve. It’s not easy for us to increase the cost of care we offer to our commu nity to offset needed wage increases. The folks we help in our community cannot bare added financial pressure.”

4 Career & Education Opportunity SUMMER 2022

Benevilla is a Northwest Valley nonprofit. It provides vital sup port services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and the families who care for them. Ben evilla supports the community with services and programs ranging from child care services to adult life en richment day programs. These are for adults with varying degrees of demen tia and Parkinson’s, as well as stroke survivors. It also offers many free ed ucational, caregiver support and volun teer home services. Demand for Ben evilla services has soared during the pandemic, straining already thin staff.

Nonprofit Benevilla highlights benefits to attract new employees

Joanne Thomson, Benevilla president and CEO, attends the last fun and interactive Ben evilla employee and volunteer teams gathering. (Benevilla/Submitted)

C MC Steel Arizona is expanding production capabilities with a second innovative, state-ofthe-art micro mill in Mesa. Currently under construction, the new steelmak ing facility will be located adjacent to CMC’s existing micro mill on Ger mann Road. This steel mill will be the very first combination merchant bar and rebar producing micro mill in the world.CMC is a vertically integrated met als recycler, manufacturer and fabri cator. Our process starts with recycled scrap metal and ends with finished steel products, including rebar, mer chant bar and wire rod, produced at CMC steel mills across the United States.Every CMC mill, including the mi cro mill under construction, utilizes electric arc furnace (EAF) technology to melt and produce steel products. The scrap metal-based EAF steelmak ing processes are far more advanced and environmentally sustainable than traditional steel mills and consume fewer natural resources, use less en ergy and release fewer emissions, making CMC a leader in sustainable steelmaking.Withexpected commissioning in 2023, the expansion of CMC Steel Ari zona represents a great opportunity for the Mesa area. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, visit jobs.cmc. com to learn how you can be a part of sustainable steelmaking. At CMC, we remain focused on what we do best — making the steel that builds our world and staying true to our roots as a sustainable steelmaker naturally.

Lifestyle” Plans. Specialists encourage members to meet personal preferences and achieve personal goals. There are also openings for enrich ment partners. These are caregivers who assist members with individual ized activities, personal hygiene and snacks/meal service. Registered nurses are also needed, as well as transportation (van/bus driv er) specialists. These are drivers who transport members in company vehi cles to/from their homes and program activities in a safe manner. Benevilla has a strong family culture of professional development. It offers competitive life, health, medical, den tal, vision and pet insurances. There is a 403(b)-retirement plan with employ er match. It discounts child care and adult care services for employees, and there are $750 sign-on bonuses avail able.Benevilla prides itself on its employ ee work-life balance. It offers part-time and flexible work schedules and no weekends. This appeals to young fami lies and the retired community looking for a work schedule fitting their life styles. There are even annual merit re views and retention bonuses. Benevilla offers paid personal time off and paid sick time. Employees are encouraged to apply for school and profession al certifications through their schol arship program. Those interested in joining the Benevilla team should visit benevilla.org/jobs-surprise-az.

BY BENEVILLA

Currently, Benevilla is searching for qualified candidates to fill over 10 po sitions in its programs, especially in the award-winning Life Enrichment Adult Day BenevillaPrograms.needsenrichment special ists (activities assistants with enrich ment partner-caregiver duties) respon sible for assessment, development and implementation of members’ “Essential

CMC Steel Arizona is hiring for all skilled operator positions. (CMC Steel Arizona/Submitted)

SUMMER 2022 Career & Education Opportunity 5 • Mechanics • Electricians • Crane Operators • And More! HIRING NOW FOR: CMC Steel Arizona is hiring immediately for multiple positions in Mesa to help make the steel that builds America. At CMC, we provide training and certifications that you need to excel in your role. Apply today and start moving your career — and our world — forward! Join TEAMOurInMesa Scan the QR code to apply!

At PESD, partnerships are purposeful and productive BY PENDERGAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT academies and after-school sports and clubs, help students plan for their suc cessful futures through project-based learning, and prepare students for ca reers by supporting career exploration field trips and experiences. Our partnership with the business communities is key to creating a fu ture-ready workforce. Pendergast stu dents get hands-on, real-world work experience that helps them gain a better understanding of the specific skills and education employers are looking for. Career and college readiness is what we strive for every day with our students, and we see that the school to business partnerships are a win/win, and this puts us right on target with our mission, “Innovative schools. Empow eredForLearners.”moreinformation on partnership opportunities, contact Ramiro Alvarez, communications and outreach coordi nator, at ralvarez@pesd92.org.

623

Left: Students from the GCON Design & Build Academy at Garden Lakes Elementary visit one of GCON’s construction sites. Right: Girl Scouts work on a beautification project at Copper King Elementary School. (Pendergast Elementary School District/Submitted) 772 2292

trict is what makes a difference with what happens here in Avondale. That is what sets us apart,” she said.

In the Pendergast Elementa ry School District, we believe strongly in community part nership and realize the important roles each one of our partners play. We have worked together with the community to give residents and students the necessary educational, health and social service resources needed to thrive and succeed. At Pendergast, we feature two types of partnerships: One is the partnerships with parents/guard ians, and the other is the partner ships with the communities Pend ergastResearchserves.is clear that parental involvement is a key to academic success for students. To that end, we have focused our efforts on devel oping shared academic partnerships with families through monthly free dis trict informational parent luncheons, parent advisory committees at each school site and at the district level, school meetings for families on topics of interest, and more. Another type of collaboration is our partnerships with the community. A va riety of business, leaders and commu nity-based organizations have stepped up to partner with our schools to offer

6 Career & Education Opportunity SUMMER 2022

Lori Goslar, principal at Michael Anderson School, has taken part in GEARS every year since it was intro duced to the district, noting that the collaboration that has come from it is a representation of the district and its ability to achieve results. “Growing educators helps us to grow our students so that they can do as our vision and mission states: be problem solvers and thinkers and have strength,” Goslar said. “As a leadership team, it has engaged us in the latest in learning. We are all learners and have grown through that learning. It in turn helped us to engage our teachers, and they’re a part of a shared leadership team that helps to lift our students and share the overall growth. We have continued to grow on a year to year basis.” District enrollment has stabilized as parents recognized and became part of the effort to improve school quali ty; transitions in school leadership and teacher vacancies positions declined; staff developed a greater sense of own ership and understanding of their shared strategic vision and chose to stay in the district; and expectations for student achievement increased, as did results. “This opportunity is a time for us to come together and work collaboratively to be able to ensure that every one of our children grow as thinkers, problem solv ers, communicators, to pursue that future without limits, because they deserve it,” Hargrove said. “We could not be here without what has happened over the past seven years in the building of this pro cess and bringing people together.”

GEARS...continued from page 2

photo) Health & Wellness Guide Easy-To-Read Digital Edition draft Glendale’s Community Newspaper Vol. 78 No. 17 www.glendalestar.com April 28, 2022 OPINIONThisINSIDEWeek 10 CLASSIFIEDSYOUTH 26 Milgard offers beautiful, comfortable, energy efficient vinyl windows nd doors for your home Mon-Thurs 8:30-5pm Fri 8:30-4pm Sat 9-2pm ROC#179513

&Clip-ItSave Coupons inside! governmentally Glendale’s Community Newspaper Vol. 78 No. 32 www.glendalestar.com August11,2022Inside This Week

Southwest Gas donates supplies to Arroyo teachersJORDAN ROGERSGlendale Staff Writer School supplies, backpacks for stu-and free were storefor Arroyo Elementary School teach-ers thanks to Southwest Gas Corporation.The supplies — which included cleaningsupplies for classrooms, glue sticks, paperand pencils, among others — are certainhelp the school’s teachers with out-of-pocket costs for the upcoming year.“Teachers fundamental to suc-cess that we have in our communities,”said Laura Nelson, vice president, sustain-ability and policy for Southwest. “The job that you do every day, whether school insession or not, helping our students beready for the future to succeed and contin-Thethrive.”donation from Southwest comesfrom its annual initiative to give back tothe community it serves. Luis Frisby, vicepresident, Central Arizona Division forSouthwest Gas, said Southwest looks atdifferent career demographic give backto. He was particularly excited about thisyear, as he sees teachers as “heroes.”“You are all influencing and impactingchildren on daily basis,” Frisby said.“Every single day, that something that they’re going be able say as theygrow and move on in life, and that’s awe-some. The other thing is, think we allhave renewed appreciation of how valu-able (teachers) are.”Becca Burd is heading into her first yearas principal at Arroyo. She feels very for-tunate for what Southwest has providedschool. “I just think that having corporate spon-sors come and give back to the teachers(is great) because teachers are always soworried about giving back to their studentsand making sure their students and famiSEE SOUTHWEST PAGE 5East Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85018602.508.0800 liwindow.comShowroom Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30-5:00,8:30-4:00, Sat 9:00-2:00 and evenings by appointment.Stop by our design showroom call appointment your home.

SUMMER 2022 Career & Education Opportunity 7

this

SEE

Veteran feels appreciated after Honor Flight NEWS 7Councilmembers winreelection BUSINESS 14Community thePapa Ed’s Ice Cream SPORTS 18D-backs’ Varsholeading charge Honor Flight, which uses locally sponsoredtrips led by nonprofits to transport veterans toWashington, honored Michael Lancasterservice Vietnam War.(Enrique Garcia/Contributor)

OPINION 10BUSINESS 14CLASSIFIEDSFEATURESCALENDARSPORTS BY GlendaleFUOCO-KARASINSKICHRISTINAExecutiveEditor W Michael Lancaster returnedfrom serving Vietnam1970, he was met with disgust-ing response at West Coast airport.“We came out of the bathroom, andgroup of about 10 people called us hor-rible names and threw bucket of pig’sblood us,” said Lancaster, who lives in “It ruined uniforms.”Fifty years later, he received the wel-come he deserved as part of Honor Flight,locally sponsored trips led by nonprofitsthat transport veterans see the war me-morials Washington, D.C. The trips arethe veterans. “To have the recognition of people was amazing,” Lancaster said.“The high school kids and teachers whocame up to us and said, ‘Thank you foryour service,’ was totally awesome ex-perience.”HonorFlight Arizona recognizes WorldWar veterans (served between Dec. 7,1941, and Dec. 31, 1946), U.S. armedforces Cold War veterans (served betweenJan. 1946, and Feb. 27, 1961), U.S.armed forces Korean War veterans (servedbetween June 25, 1950, and Jan. 31, 1955),and U.S. forces Vietnam War vet-erans (served between Feb. 28, 1961, andMay“Honor1975).Flight Arizona is thrilled to con-tinue ying into June of this year,” addedRobert Krug, Honor Flight Arizona vicepresident. VETERAN PAGE

The next virtual Luke Air Force Base job fair will be announced. Network with more than 40 local and national employers, have on-site interviews, visit with airline industries, and inquire about health care and top government agencies.Career enhancement programs:

The Airman & Family Readiness Center at Luke Air Force Base offers myriad workshops and other programs for DoD military, AFR, ANG, military retirees, DoD civilians and their eligible family members.

provide support to military family members with special needs. This program’s services include a variety of personnel, medical and family support functions. For more information, contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 623-856-6550 or 56fss.fsfr@luke. af.mil, or visit its Facebook page, Luke A&FRC. The address is 7282 N. 137th Avenue, Building 1113, Luke AFB. Stop by the Airman & Family Readiness Center BY THE AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER bers, children and staff. The some of • Family readiness programs. • The Exceptional Family Member SERVICES AVAILABLE: • Transition Services (Active Duty to Civilian) - Mandatory Separation\Retirement\Preseperation Counseling - Mandatory 5 Day Department of Labor TAP Employment Workshop - Employment Assistance - SBA quarterly Boots to Business Workshop - Higher Education Training - Resume Writing and Federal Employment Workshops • Discovery Center - Resources for relocation, transition, employment, housing, schools, and more! • AMVETS – Provides medical records screening and assistance with VA disability claims • Personal Development Information & Resources - Like us on Facebook: Luke A&FRC • Military & Family Life Counselor Assistance • Financial Counseling Education • Relocation & Sponsorship Services • School Liaison Officer - Addresses educational issues involving military children and youth in the local school community AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER *Limited Services for DoD Civilians and their families MILITARY MEMBERS, DOD CIVILIANS*, RESERVE, GUARD, MILITARY RETIREES & ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS Contact us for further information: (623) 856-6550 Email: 56fss.fsfr@luke.af.mil 7282 N. 137th Ave. Bldg.1113 Luke AFB, AZ. 85309 “We’re never the wrong place to go!” AnnouncedFairCareerNexttobeCareerTAPDept.MonthlyofLaborEmploymentWorkshop www.glendalestar.com Subscribe here Receive your digital flip-thru edition every week in your e-mail box! Glendale’s Community Newspaper Vol. 78 No. 3 www.glendalestar.com January20,2022 Inside This Week Bull riding kicks its way into Gila River Arena SPORTS 20 Coyotes’ Clayton Keller heads Game FEATURES 22 History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ coming Arizona OPINION 14 BUSINESSFEATURES 22 RELIGIONCLASSIFIEDS 28 Bring the Outdoors In with our Moving Glass Wall Systems Thomas Rd. 602-508-0800 liwindow.com Mon-Thurs 8:30-5pm Fri 8:30-4pm by appointment only ROC#179513 Up Call1500toOFF BY

BY JORDAN ROGERS Robert Nejbauer Jr., the man who accused Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers of verbally assaulting him last July, set to agement company, ASM Global. Nejbauer was red by ASM Global last “The main reason did was to have them rescind that policy so no future employee got burned by like did,” NejbauNejbauer,said. 61, worked at Gila River Arena for four years. Prior being red, he said he enjoyed his time there. loved it,” he said. “It was good time; enjoyed the people worked with. got the best part. enjoyed lot and it was Within two days of being fired, Nejbauer reached out to the National Labor Relations Board after doing preliminary research. He made call its Phoenix office, and the board agreed to investigate the case. started thinking about and rst, thought would be violation of my rst amendment rights,” he said. “But then started thinking little deeper and did things like that, and saw that the NLRB had case in Florida few years ago. even know they existed until started looking into governmentallyit.” funded entity that handles unlawful rings and disputes between emWithin few weeks, the NLRB had responded Nejbauer and told him his case “held merit.” As it turned out, the policy of withholding employees from speaking to the media violated the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. SETTLEMENT Ex-arena employee to receive settlement

In other words, anyone with base access.While visiting Luke Air Force Base, stop in and take advantage of the fabulous programs offered at your Airman & Family Readiness Center.

• AMVETS: provides medical records screening and assistance with VA disability claims.

FEATURES 20 JORDAN ROGERS Glendale Star Staff Writer Glendale resident Cindi Nannetti will be recognized by Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women during luncheon on Friday, April 29, the Arizona Biltmore Resort. past recipients, I’m in awe that I’m included in this group,” she said. the rst African American woman to pilot spacecraft as part of the SpaceX mission; Amy Bockersette, collegiate golfer who the rst person with Down syndrome receive college athletic scholarship, and the rst person with Down syndrome compete in national collegiate championship; and Dr. Cara Christ who led the state of Arizona’s COVID-19 pandemic dor Cindy McCain, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, former Supreme Court Justice wa, the rst female Native American U.S. advisoryattorney.“Beingboard.ableto meet and get know the honorees has been truly amazing experience,” said 48 Women chairperson Connie Robinson in statement. “This remarkable gathering will be Cindi Nannetti, longtime prosecutor, now works as judge pro tem, and teaches Chandler-Gilbert Community College law enforcement academy and Prevent Child Abuse Glendale woman to be recognized at luncheon

• School liaison officer: addresses educational issues involving military children and youth in the local school •community.Military& Family Life Counselor Program: The counselors are here to listen and available to help service members, spouses, family members, children and staff. The MFLC Program provides confidential support for a range of issues, including relationships, crisis intervention, stress management, grief, occupational and other individual and family issues.

• Family readiness programs.

• Mandatory pre-separation counseling briefing on separation/retirement

into Gila

• The Department of Labor TAP Employment Workshop is held for separating and retiring members and their spouses. The workshop details job search strategies, networking, resume writing, interviewing, VA benefits and more. The mandatory program officially started in January 2013. “Marketing Yourself for a Second Career” is a professional lecture for officers and senior NCOs leaving the military. Learn about salary negotiations, benefit packages, networking and resume writing to help compete for jobs in the marketplace.

• Relocation readiness programs.

BUSINESS 14 The Paleta Bar chills new West Valley location

• Financial management programs: some of these programs available to active-duty military only.

• The Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to JOSHUA WEISBLY Star Professional Riders’ new Team Series buck Arena June, mere months after the Arizona Coyotes wrap up their last season in the venue. The series will hit 10 cities this year, and Glendale one of the host The Glendale-based, newly formed Arizona Ridge Riders are one of eight teams who will have own venue. The PBR Team Series builds on isting structure of professional bull riding, with the same rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bull rides. Each separate city event will be structured in tournament-style format, and event winner will team with most game wins across the event. The PBR Team Series’ inaugural 10-event regular season will culminate in a team playoff at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas from Nov. to Nov. 6. All PBR Team Series events will carried on either CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network or Pluto TV. Glendale public information officer Jay Crandall said will be contribution” to the city’s growth. “The Arizona Ridge Riders are thrilled to join the PBR family and bring greater appreciation for the excellence and dedication these athletes bring to their craft,” said Jonathan Katz, chief executive offi cer of Teton Ridge, which owns Arizona RidgedraftRiders. scheduled select the seven riders — five starting riders and two reserves. The team format a new step for PBR.

•entitlements.DiscoveryResource Center: resources for relocations, transition, employment, housing, schools and more.

Staff

BULL After Coyotes breakup, city plans arena makeover SCOTT SHUMAKER Glendale Staff Writer After announcing in August that the Arizona Coyotes would no longer play at the city-owned Gila River Arena after the 2021-22 season, Glendale is planning to give the arena major makeover to help new events. On Jan. 10, Glendale named the architectural rm HOK the winning bidder design the arena’s glow up. The U.S.based HOK has experience modernizing sports arenas; it is the firm behind the recently completed update the Phoenix Suns’ Footprint Center. HOK was one of six rms that responded to Glendale’s request for proposals for vendor design the modernization. Gila River Arena opened in 2003 as multipurpose facility house the Arizona Coyotes. Glendale City Manager Kev-in Phelps said the city wants to venueopti-for events than hockey. The city is particularly interested in music, which Phelps said has been strong revenue generator for“Clearlyother big part of our renovation is want to make sure that can really focus on live music. We want to put the infrastructure and amenities in attract (performers), but we don’t want to take away our ability do other events,” hePhelpssaid. said the city plans to keep the bowl configuration the same and is aiming for renovation in the $40 million $50 million range. That’s considerably less than the $230 million price tag on the Suns’ renovation, though Glendale wants ARENA Architectural rm HOK, which recently completed an update the Phoenix Suns’ Footprint Center, will update Gila River Arena following Arizona Coyotes’ 2021-22 season.

8 Career & Education Opportunity SUMMER 2022 ROBERT L. DUFFY HIGH SCHOOL FILM & TV HIGH www.csschools.comSCHOOL 2550 E Jefferson Street Phoenix AZ 8503www.csschools.com85034N27thAvePhoenixAZ85051 HIGH MIDDLESCHOOLSCHOOL Grades 7-12 Tuition Free Enrollment • State Accredited • Award Winning Stem Cirriculum • Project Based Learning • Credit Recovery Available • Accelerated Courses • Small Class Sizes • State-of-the-Art Technology • Caring Teachers • Early OpportunitiesGraduationAvailable • Above Average High School Graduation Rates 480-462-6645 EDITINGFILM PRODUCTIONMEDIA BROADCASTTV Signature Programs 602-393-4200

SUMMER 2022 Career & Education Opportunity 9 WE DON’T AWEEDUCATE.JUSTCHANGELIVES.SchoolDistrictwithapurposebeyondjusteducation CareerSchoolsSuccess Since 2000 - Over 20 Years of Making A Real Difference SCHOOL BE PART OF SOMETHING Amazing! 480-462-6645602-393-4200

programs or activities. For Title

For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the

Choose Glendale to get the training and education you need for a new career. Find out about our Fast Track Certificates. Register today! enroll-gcc.com 623.845.3333 Choose College. Choose Smart. Adult_freshstart_4.9x4.9_2022 copy.pdf 1 6/2/22 4:55 PM If you owe more than $10,000 in credit card or other debt, see how we can help. Call today: 1-866-696-2697ACCREDITED BUSINESS BE DEBT FREE IN 24–48 MONTHS!

Career Services at Glendale Community College provides assistance in finding a job or changing careers. (GCC/Submitted) basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its IX/504 coordinator: (480) 731-8499. Maricopa College www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination

BY GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Maricopa Community College District does not discriminate on the

concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed

Searching and applying for jobs is a process that can sometimes be all-consuming, but having a clear plan and prioritizing what you want to achieve will help in your job search. Career counselors have seen the prior ities of individuals shift exponentially since the pandemic, so now is a great time to think about where you want to go, what you want to do, how you want to work (in person/remote), and the en vironment you want to be in. Thinking about these things will help clear the path as you look for a new job, plan a career change or apply for a promo tion. Knowing yourself and what you want will help you be more efficient as you search for a job. If this is your first time entering the job market, you should keep the fol lowing in mind. You need to have re alistic and reasonable expectations, because your experience and skill set might not qualify you for your dream job. Sometimes the best option is to take an entry-level job in a company and work your way up. The reality is that you need to start somewhere and build your experience and knowledge. Something to consider is that once you

system, visit:

Successful job searches require thought and planning join an organization you can keep an eye out for positions that interest you. You never know what kind of opportu nities will present themselves. For individuals currently in the job market and wanting to make a change, there are several things to consider and actions to take. An up dated resume is critical. “Transferability” is a keyword to think about when editing your resume. Simply put, it means how your skills and knowledge can transfer to another job or career path. When applying for a job, your resume needs to show how your job experience correlates with the job need. Look at this from the big-picture aspect and think in terms of the skills it takes to do a job instead of the tasks. In short, does the skill to do a specific job translate to other job Anotheropportunities?criticalcomponent of a suc cessful job search is networking. Talk to your friends, family, professional groups and former co-workers about your desire to make a change. Let them know what type of opportunity you are looking for and make sure that they have a good understanding of your ex perience. Again, this is where job skills and being open-minded toward new opportunities come into play. When you connect with your net work, find out what types of job open ings their companies have. Remember to think in terms of skills, not job titles. Through conversations with people in your network you might learn about a job that has a title different from your current one yet perfectly matches your abilities and career goals. Another con sideration is the fact that some compa nies are offering incentives to employ ees who refer job candidates. People in your network can benefit monetarily by referring you to the HR department at the company they work at. If you have a job-search question or need assistance in finding a job or changing careers, contact Career Ser vices at Glendale Community College at gccaz.edu/career-services.

10 Career & Education Opportunity SUMMER 2022

Bashas’ roof partiallycollapses after stormhits the Valley PAGE Part of Bashas’ roof caved after heavy storm while firefighters were at thescene for a gas leak. No firefighters or employees were injured. (Submitted) HOPE

Subscribe

9-2pm ROC#179513 NEWS 3 Mural coming to Glendale Family Advocacy Center

FEATURES 19Hamby poised totransform Theater Works SPORTS 18Peoria

JORDAN ROGERSPeoria Writer The HOPE Team, nonprofit organization serving cancer patients, hasreceived the Certificate of SpecialCongressional Recognition from Rep.DebbieOperatingLesko.out the Cancer TreatmentCenters of America, Phoenix, the HOPETeam was established as 501(c)(3) in2009. The team’s mission to take careof patients by taking cancer off of theirminds, even if for short while.Over the last five years, the HOPETeam has spent over $500,000 on patientsby sending them to movies, dinners, sporting events, bingo, crafts and more.Friendships are made at every event.“I can’t tell you how many bucket listswe’ve made for the cancer patients,” saidLarry Atkinson, HOPE Team volunteerprogram manager.For Atkinson, the award from Lesko ishuge deal. For all of the work he and histeam do, the recognition appreciated.“They discovered the hole in my officewhere fell through the floor when Debbie Lesko’s office called say that wewere getting the Congressional Recognition Award,” Atkinson joked.“It just means lot to me,” he added.“It’s pat on the back. It’s knowing thatmember of the House Representatives wanted to the HOPE andwent through the paperwork have thatrecognition certified and presented.”Atkinson said there is no other organization in Maricopa County that does whatthe HOPE Team does. In fact, nationwide,patients “west of the Mississippi” travelto the Valley to receive what the nonprofit This year so far, the HOPE Team hasraised more than $50,000 for its patientsfrom groups like the Cleveland Guardians, Cincinnati Reds and Intel, as well asfoundations and sources.“A lot folks understand what we’re

for your

Kimberley Clifford, director of market ing for NorthPointe, said that the timing is good for the realization of Vistancia’s “finale community,” as she called it. She said that changes from COVID-19 and the start construction on $12 billion semiconductor plant owned by Taiwanese tech company TSMC south of Vistancia are boosting demand for housing North Peoria.

After seven years as the Mesquite Dis trict’s councilmember, Bridget Binsbacher ready take the next step in her political If she becomes the next Peoria mayor, Binsbacher said she can build upon the re lationships she made as councilmember to help the city grow. “I love this city,” Binsbacher said. “I’ve been living and working in this city for decades. I’ve been serving in this city for many, many years and raised four kids here. After seven wonderful years on the council, want to serve at the next level to continue the great work that we’re doing andBinsbacherbeyond.” said she believes the experi ence she gained as councilmember will serve her well mayor. She said the Mes quite District was chock full of substantial projects, and the number of residents she represented from Peoria’s largest district in her favor. “It definitely different from any other district, when comes to leading the ture of our city,” she said. feel like that experience the Mesquite District has been paramount to preparing me to serve as Peoria’s Binsbachermayor.”gother start in the banking industry. While working under that um brella for 25 years, she specialized busi 17 Cornhole tourney raise funds for pediatric therapy Binsbacher says track record speaks for itself superior performance. Plus, you’ll feel secure your investment with an industry leading, Full Lifetime Warranty that includes parts and labor. Milgard offers beautiful, comfortable, energy efficient vinyl windows nd doors home Mon-Thurs 8:30-5pm Fri 8:30-4pm Sat

Peoria Chamber ABCs can help businesses, students thrive

by

our

SUMMER 2022 Career & Education Opportunity 11 Now more than ever, the need to connect the future workforce to career opportunities in the community must be addressed to help fill shortages and educate students re garding the great businesses out there that may be of interest to them. At the Peoria Chamber of Commerce, we are invested in the success of our members and are dedicated to doing more to sup port the community at large. We are an Advocate, understand ing and addressing the interests of our members to best support a thriving and diverse business sector; we con sistently Build valuable resources and opportunities that aid in business and individual success; and we Connect businesses, residents, visitors and oth ers within the community to opportuni ties in Peoria and the West Valley that support growth and help foster a more engaged community. As we focus on these initiatives as our drivers of business and community success, we look forward to bridging gaps between the future workforce and those seeking quality employees, go ing beyond the needs of our great busi ness owners to enhance programming for their team. A critical component to grow a healthy workforce is engaging with employees early in their careers to help in their professional development; it is exciting to announce we will be launching a Young Professionals group as part of our chamber to do just that. We also appreciate the opportunity to increase our collaborative efforts with the Peoria Unified School District and many educational institutions in our area to better inform students of the careers that can be found right in their backyard and provide resources for young entrepreneurs in our communi ty.If you would like to actively de velop programming for students and young professionals, we would love to connect with you. Reach out to me at rcarslcon@peoriachamber.com or call our office at 623-979-3601.

Large North Peoria development

LAUREN SERRATO Peoria Staff Writer Gov. Doug Ducey gave his State the State address to the West Valley the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale on Jan. 12, hosted by AvondaleWESTMARC.MayorKenn Weise welcomed the room filled with local dignitaries, busi ness leaders and community members to the event. He referred to the West Valley as the “heartbeat Arizona” and deemed the the “economic for the state of Arizona” decades to come. Ducey took the stage, marking his eighth and final State of the State address. may be his last year, but he promised busy 2022, focused on education and changes to southern border. “As stand here today, the job not done,” Ducey said. “The goodbyes aregoing to come later, much later. Today is not a farewell tour. intend make the most of every moment and work very hard every single day all along the way for my employers, the citizens of this state.” To begin, Ducey assured the state is strong, touching on some of the highlights during his time as governor, including telemedicine and Arizona’s largest tax cut, which now stands as the lowest flat tax the nation. Ducey said Arizona has changed during his seven-year tenure. “Today, lot is different in Arizona,” he said. “We have more citizens, our budget is balanced, our economy roaring, and our government is smaller and more efficient than it’s ever been.” Ducey focused on education in his speech, addressing the impact the pandem Ducey gives final State of the State to WV SEE STATE Gov. Doug Ducey gave his eighth and final of the State address to the West ley at Phoenix Raceway Avondale on Jan. 12. (Photo courtesy of WESTMARC) BY JORDAN ROGERS

Bring the Outdoors In with our Moving Glass Wall Systems 4454 Thomas Rd. Phoenix 602-508-0800 liwindow.com Mon-Thurs 8:30-5pm 8:30-4pm Sat appointment only ROC#179513 Up 1500toOFF Easy-To-Read Digital Edition April 28, 2022

BY RHONDA CARLSON Peoria Chamber of Commerce President and CEO

January 20, 2022 BY SCOTT SHUMAKER Peoria Times Writer Vistancia, massive planned community development North Peoria west of the Loop 303 at Lone Mountain Parkway, is entering its final phase of development. The opening of 10-acre recreation cen ter called Sovita Club recently at North Pointe, the last undeveloped phase of the 7,100-acre Vistancia, was the latest sign that new subdivision steam as heads toward full buildout. Currently, Vistancia has about 7,800 homes. NorthPointe is planned to eventu ally add another 3,200 homes. About 300 have built. Vistancia one of three large, planned communities underway outside Loop 303, south of Lake Pleasant. Saddleback Heights, northwest of Vistancia, is ap proved for up to 8,200 homes, and Lake Pleasant Heights, to the northeast, could have up to 6,500.

enters final phase

liwindow.comShowroom

JORDAN ROGERS Peoria Times Staff Writer The city of Peoria has selected Gary Bernard its new Fire-Medical Depart ment chief following formal candidate selection process. former chief who retired on Dec. 31, 2021, Bernard worked for the city for over 30 years, including the last seven as depu fire-medical chief. “It my greatest privilege serve as the chief for the Peoria Fire-Medical De partment,” Bernard said. “Our all-haz ards fire department comprised high trained and motivated firefighters ready and willing to protect the residents and guests of Peoria. is my honor to lead them.”Starting 1991, Bernard worked his way through the ranks of the Peo ria Fire-Medical Department. He spent time as paramedic, engineer, captain, recruit training officer, wildland coordi nator, battalion chief and deputy Throughout his career, Bernard has ceived numerous awards, including the Emergency Medical Systems for his lead ership during multi-vehicle crash volving 12 patients. “I am so pleased to welcome Gary Ber nard as Peoria’s next fire-medical Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat said. “Chief Bernard’s service and exemplary leadership to our community over the past three decades has been instrumental as this department distinguished itself as Peoria designates new fire-medical chief Pending city council approval on Tues day, May 3, Gary Bernard will take Fire-Medical/Submitted) chief. Phoenix, 85018602.508.0800 Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30-5:00,8:30-4:00, Sat 9:00-2:00 evenings appointment.design showroom call for an appointment home. High grad signsb-ball at Benedictine HOPE Team recognized by Rep. Debbie Lesko ‘Junie B. Musical’Jr.Jonesthe26

Peoria’s Hometown Newspaper peoriatimes.com OPINION 7 SPORTSFEATURES 17 RELIGION 21 YOUTH 24ThisINSIDECLASSIFIEDSWeek Film bewantsgradtopartofrevolutionPAGE24BettyWhitewould have been 100 PAGE 10 NEWS 4 Preschool program wins Golden award NEWS..............3 owner saw dreams come to fruition SEE DEVELOPMENT

play

at your

us

Peoria’s Hometown Newspaperpeoriatimes.com SPORTSOPINION 14 FEATURES 17 RELIGION 20YOUTHINSIDEThisWeek breaksWillmenggroundonPeoriaLogisticsPark12 FEATURES

BESTINSIDE:OFPEORIA

August 11, 2022 Peoria’s Hometown Newspaper peoriatimes.com OPINION 10 BUSINESS 14 RELIGIONCALENDARFEATURESSPORTS 24 YOUTH 26 CLASSIFIEDSThisINSIDE29WeekBest of the nomsWestopen14 4454 East Thomas Road

Rhonda Carlson is the president and CEO of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce. (Peoria Chamber of Commerce/Submitted) www.peoriatimes.com here

Receive your digital flip-thru edition every week in your e-mail box!

PEORIA TIMES STAFF P the roof at Bashas’ store nearAvenue and Thunderbird Road collapsedearly in the morning on Aug. afterheavy storm hit the Valley.Fire crews from Peoria, Glendale and Phoenixwere all on-site, they each responded to reports of gas leak at the store.There were no injuries to any employees orfirefighters at the scene.

and

CSS school emphasizes state-of-the-art STEM curriculum

BY DAMEON BLAIR STEM Academy Principal Jaime Tejada, known to many as Mr. T, has come on board to lead the program and development of Rob ert L. Duffy High School and its CTE film and TV production program. (Robert L. Duffy High School/Submitted)

BY ROBERT L. DUFFY HIGH SCHOOL

Subscribe here Receive your digital flip-thru edition every week in your e-mail box! Glendale’sCommunityNewspaper www.glendalestar.com Week Coyotes join pack with new betting app the Outdoors In Moving Glass Wall launchedharaBets,Arizona Rise Up! Glendale hopes to curb drug abuse FUOCO-KARASINSKI prescriptioncommunity Easy-To-Read Digital Edition www.glendalestar.com CommunityNewspaper www.glendalestar.com INSIDE offers efficient Ex-arena employee to receive settlement Glendale woman to be recognized at luncheon Glendale’sCommunityNewspaper www.glendalestar.com Week Southwest Gas donates supplies to Arroyo teachers S FUOCO-KARASINSKI W teachersawesome Veteran feels appreciated after Honor Flight

12 Career & Education Opportunity SUMMER 2022 Just north of Phoenix Internation al Airport is a small campus of domed buildings that has been a unique landmark to many traveling through this part of Phoenix. Robert L. Duffy High School, known in the community as “RLD,” is a hid den gem in Central Phoenix. It is part of Career Success Schools, known for its focused and signature programs in Phoenix for over two decades. Career Success Schools is excited to announce a new school leader at Rob ert L. Duffy High School for the 202223 school year. Jaime Tejada, known to many as Mr. T, has come on board to lead the program and development of Robert L. Duffy and its CTE film and TV production program. From its inception in 2011 until the present, it has served the needs of hun dreds of students with a focus on: • Personalized and flexible individual •instruction.Smallclass size. • Supportive and di verse instruction. • Job readiness skills. • Signature TV and film production pro gram with Adobe Pre miere certification. In addition, students are able to advance in obtaining credits as well as recover credits. RLD focuses on pre paring students to suc cessfully integrate and contribute to the com munity. Classes are set at nine-week terms, and students are able to earn one full cred it in a semester. RLD has also fostered effective partnerships with local organi zations that support the whole student with job readiness, social-emotional and personal safety. As a leader, Tejada has a diverse back ground that connects with many of the stu dents at RLD. Tejada is a first-generation col lege graduate. He un derstands the nature of struggling to achieve in an environment where language, culture, pov erty and lack of oppor tunities are an issue. He was a second lan guage learner with little classroom support. He believes that we can all make choices to im prove our lives and that we should sup port each other as work to move ahead. Students at RLD will benefit from the belief that change can come one choice at a time and that our circum stances do not predetermine our future. “We are committed to being innova tive, supportive, and building personal connections,” Tejada said. He loves students of all ages and be lieves we are all “continuous” learners. Tejada also advocates for a safe and supportive environment for teachers to thrive in knowing that an amazing teach ing can have an enormous positive im pact on young learners. The RLD team is unique, diverse and qualified to provide an excellent educational experience. Tejada is excited for the amazing op portunity to make a difference with the Robert L. Duffy High School students, parents and community. His vision is to transform RLD into a flagship for TV and film, as well as visual arts, in Central Phoenix that provides real-life experience and relevant opportunities for its diverse student population. For more information, contact us at 602-393-4200.

Robert L. Duffy HS is a hidden gem for student learning

It is with great pride that I get to share my ex citement about STEM Academy and the opportu nities it affords to our sev enth through 12th grade students, families, and com munity at large. STEM Academy is one of four schools in the Career Success Schools public charter school district. As one of the four unique schools within the district, STEM Academy is geared toward promoting college and career readiness through a program that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. At STEM Academy, we use stateof-the-art project-based learning plat forms and the nationally awarded STAR Academy curriculum to enrich the daily lives of the students we serve. Ev ery student is immersed in an individualized, selfpaced curriculum that is taught and facilitated by our passionate team of ed ucators. The staff at STEM Acad emy is elated to offer a rig orous, relevant and student-centered focus in all of our course offerings, which aid in our students’ ability to navigate their roadmaps to success. We have intentionally designed our school schedules to focus on accelerated courses, smaller classroom sizes, stateof-the-art technology, project-based curriculum and cross-curricular align ment to support our students with their academic goals. Our teaching staff has been immersed in intense restorative practices training, with a focus on so cial-emotional teaching that enhances our relationships with our students and fosters a culture of care down every hallway and classroom. As an organization, we have historical ly helped students that were credit defi cient get back on track through our ac celerated credit recovery courses. These students celebrate the ability to work at their own pace, with passionate teach ers, tutors and mentors who support their educational journey along the way. Sim ilarly, other students have taken the op portunity to use our instructional model as a vehicle to graduate from high school early and to pursue their goals in college or their career paths. No matter what reason a student choos es to attend STEM Academy, we are committed to providing a well-rounded, STEM-focused, project-based experi ence that tends to all of our students’ needs. My goal as the principal here at STEM is to provide the safest education al experiences for our students so they can flourish while having the necessary tools and relevant experience to be both well-rounded individuals and productive members of our society. We would love to share more about STEM Academy and what we have to offer seventh through 12th grade stu dents. If you are interested in learning more about our school, you can visit us on our website, follow us on social media or schedule a tour. We would be thrilled to give you a personalized tour to experience our dynamic school cul ture in our state-of-the-art facility. For more information contact Career Success Schools STEM Academy at 602-687-8282.

if you

a loan on a piece

or

Many people are wishing for the days when stores gave personal service. It seems that this is few and far between nowadays. We all want a little bit of customer service and personal attention, don’t we? Is that too much to ask? Well, at Diamond Jim’s Jewelry, be prepared for that great service again. Diamond Jim’s believes not only in a fi ve-star experience when you come in but makes sure you have it every time. Diamond Jim’s has both a master watchmaker and master jeweler, so there is no need to wait three weeks or more for repairs like you do at those larger chain stores. With over 100 years of combined experience in each location, you can be sure that Diamond Jim’s will give you the best service for all your jewelry and watch needs. Diamond Jim prides himself on quality jewelry and quality repair work, too. If it’s a 100-year-old pocket watch or that brand-new engagement ring you need sized, you will get the highest-quality work from them.Who is Jim? A question many people ask when they first come into the store. Well, for more than 35 years, Diamond Jim has personally curated a wonderful collection of fine jewelry locally, and has literally traveled the country and the world for the best works of art to display in his store. His discerning eye, backed by years of experience, lets him choose only the best for his customers. Diamond Jim has always had a long-standing respect for those who serve, especially in the military. Whether you are active or a veteran, you can feel comfortable that Jim is looking out for you. He has personally instructed his staff to always take extra care of our military personnel and to give them a special price reserved only for those who are serving or who have served. Here’s an example: a diamond wedding ring for only $40/month. A set of diamond studs for

Diamond Jim’s earns title of Arizona’s most huggable jeweler BY PETER BALGOCHIAN Diamond Jim’s Manager only $50/month. Wow! In addition, need of jewelmilitary rate from Diamond Jim’s. Diamond Jim’s Arizona’s mond Jim’s at 10001 W. 127, City, call 623-9772299.

ry, you will get a special

SUMMER 2022 Career & Education Opportunity 13

Now you know why

is

most huggable jeweler. For more information, visit Dia-

Bell Road, Suite

Sun

Want to see some great values before you come in? Check them out at diamondjims4diamonds.com. Full Service Jewelry Repair Chains Mended Stones Set Appraisals Bracelets Soldered Laser Welding FREE JewelryCleaning Inspection $RingsEngagement40/mo 10001 W. Bell Rd., #127 • Sun City, 85351 SW corner of Bell & 99th Ave. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-5pm Saturday 10am-3pm • Closed Sunday & Monday DiscountsMilitary 623-977-2299 DiamondJims4Diamonds.com facebook.com/DiamondJims4Cash Fine Jewelry NOBODY DOES I DO , LIKE WE DO

Now in our 38th year! ARIZONA’S LONGEST-RUNNING EXPO IS HERE! Healthcare | Retirement Living | Financial Leisure | Home Repair | Education Casinos | Tour & Travel and More... (480) 898-6500 • (480) www.seniorexpos.com959-1566 Lots of PrizesandEveryINCLUDINGGiveawaysa$100CASHDRAWINGHour! Entertainment by MS. SENIOR ARIZONAZONA FREE PARKING! FREE ENTRY! Wednesday, November 2nd 8am - 12pm Mesa Convention Center 201 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201 Title Sponsor Entertainment Sponsor Bag Sponsor

14 Career & Education Opportunity SUMMER 2022

The Pendergast Elementary School District leads the way in the West Valley with a variety of new and innovative learning opportunities. Our mission at Pendergast is to be a high-performing, collaborative community preparing students to compete in a globally connected society. Our vision consists of innovative schools and empowered learners. At Pendergast, we value integrity, inclusion, innovation and community. As the premier school district in the West Valley, we are proud to offer the very best educational experience for communities in the cities of Avondale, Glendale and Phoenix. Our 12 schools offer safe and secure campuses with 1:1 technology, makerspaces, extracurricular clubs, athletics, visual and performing arts, as well as individualized programs designed to help students maximize their potential. Our recent investment in new curricular materials means that every student has research-based instructional materials that are focused on the state academic standards in all areas. Pendergast is known for its signature science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) academies offered throughout the district, including dual language (Spanish and English), sustainability, design and build, computer science and more. Our five-star-rated preschool program provides a quality early learning setting, with highly-qualified staff focused on the health and safety of students including providing consistent, positive interactions to give young children the individual attention they deserve. To find out more about Pendergast, including information on open enrollment, visit us at pesd92.org, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Come join us today. Let’s shape the future together. We are Pendergast, the district that believes in you! leading

Pendergast Elementary School District is

Pendergast District students work through the scientific method through collaborative learning. (Pendergast Elementary School District/Submitted)

the way BY PENDERGAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Pendergast District students work on their math skills through hands-on learning. (Pendergast Elementary School District/Submitted)

SUMMER 2022 Career & Education Opportunity 15 3801 North 91st Avenue | Phoenix, Arizona 85037 | Phone: 623 772 2200 | www.pesd92.org The Pendergast Elementary School DistrictINNOVATIONoffers... & EXCELLENCE ENROLL TODAY! SCAN HERE TO FIND OUT MORE! Avondale | Glendale | Phoenix SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS & MATH ACADEMIES FREE FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN MAKER SPACES 1:1 TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTSATHLETICS VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTSEXTRACURRICULAR CLUBS

16 Career & Education Opportunity SUMMER 2022 DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS? Benevilla is a non-profit providing support services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and the families who care for them. Benevilla offers many rewarding, creative, and exciting employment opportunities. $750 SIGN ON LIMITEDAVAILABLEBONUSESFORATIME IN OUR ADULT DAY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS WE NEED: ENRICHMENT PARTNERS (CAREGIVERS) REGISTERED NURSES ENRICHMENT SPECIALISTS (Activities Assistants W/Enrichment Partner-Caregiver Duties) TRANSPORTATION SPECIALISTS (VAN/BUS ROUTE DRIVERS) VIEW ALL OPEN POSITIONS & APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.BENEVILLA.ORG/JOBS.SURPRISE-AZ/ PART-TIME & FLEXIBLE HOURS MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION & LIFE INSURANCE 403(B) RETIREMENT PLAN WITH MATCH EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PAID TIME OFF & SICK TIME FOLLOW A NEW & MEANINGFUL CAREER PATH Hiring LEP's.indd 1 8/4/2022 2:30:49 PM

The Glendale StarAugust 18, 2022 GLENDALE 6316 W. Union Hills Drive, Suite 210 PEORIA *NOW OPEN* 26900 Lake Pleasant Parkway, Suite 200 Feeling HeartUnderstandRisky?YourRiskFactors Genetics, lifestyle and even previous infections can contribute to your risk to develop cardiac and vascular disease. Your doctor can help you understand how to moderate your risk by making healthy decisions. Ready to take control of your heart health? Give us a call today – our team is here to help you at every step of your heart health journey. 4 80-7 6 5-280 0 Call today to schedule an appointment. Now Accepting New Patients Family History of Heart Disease High Cholesterol Smoker Inactivity DiabetesAlcoholHighPoorUseDietBloodPressure Arts & Crafts Vendor Festival Sunday, August 21 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Grab your best shopping buddy and spend the afternoon browsing our vendor booths for one-of-a-kind bargains. Find the perfect little something to treat yourself or to give as a gift! RSVP by August 19 Call to RSVP or schedule a private 480-407-6982tour! 20025 N. 81st Ave.  Peoria, AZ 85382  ArrowheadValleyRetirement.com Arrowhead Valley  Live-In Managers  Signature Freedom Dining Program  24-Hour Emergency Alert System  Weekly Housekeeping  Robust Social Calendar  Health & Wellness Programs  And Many More! It's time to make the move to worry-free retirement living and enjoy all-inclusive, resort-style amenities, including: Peace of Mind Awaits You!

Arizona set to add shot clocks for high school basketball

Saguaro athletic director Matt Harris has high school and college basketball coaching experience, most recently as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Arizona Christian University in Glendale. At the college level, Harris remembers stoppages in almost every game as the referee checked the scorer’s table to adjust or sync the shot clock.“Itadds a new dimension for the referees to focus on and another dimension for the scorer’s table,” Harris said. “But I believe it will be figured out in time.”The addition of a shot clock will undoubtedly change Arizona high school basketball, most believe for the better. “(The shot clock) adds to the atmosphere and makes it feel like you’re in the NBA for some kids,” Stinson said. “Because this is the highest level some kids will ever play. (Varsity) high school basketball is their NBA.”

A 35-second shot clock will be part of the 2022-23 basketball season for 6A to 3A Arizona high schools. (Fox Sports North/ Submitted)

For more stories from Cronkite News, visit cronkitenews.azpbs.org.

Portela spoke about how his teams have played in many out-of-state tournaments, some with a shot clock and some without. He believes that a more consistent set of rules between states would be beneficial for the game overall. “I just think if we’re all kind of on the same page and parallel, it’s just going to help our game out so there’s no confusion,” Portela said. Kevin Standerfer, the athletic director at Snowflake High School in Snowflake, said his coaches are all for the new rule. They are excited to see how the rule change affects game pace and scoring.Herelated the rule change to the addition of the three-point line in 1987 and how many opposed to shot clocks are bringing up the same hypotheticals that were used back then. “Did (the three-point line) affect the game some? I would say it did,” Standerfer said. “At the start of a possession, you would try to inch closer and closer to take the closest shot possible. Now, players learn to stay back 18 to 20 feet so they can step into their three-point shot. There was a learning curve, but weAadapted.”majority of issues with the new rules come from the production, delivery and installation of the shot clocks. Standerfer said Snowflake High handled the cost of the clocks, but he has heard that other northern Arizona schools have had issues getting the necessary funding. Some schools have outdated main scoreboards, which would not integrate with a shot clock and would require a replacement of the entire scoreboard system.

Coach Ray Portela of Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix believes the change is a step in the right direction toward establishing consistency with high school basketball rules across the country.“Ijust think it’s one of the rule changes that we’re going to have to adapt to sooner or later,” Portela said. “Everyone wants to have the same experience. No one wants to feel that they’re any lower than anyone else.”

BY MAX CAMPODALL’ORTO News

For more sports visit glendalestar.com GlendaleStar.com /GlendaleStar 14 e Glendale Star August 18, 2022

Cronkite

Talk about a game-changer. After years of overwhelming support, the Arizona Interscholastic Association will add a 35-second shot clock to Arizona high school basketball in the 6A through 3A conferences. This will be the first time a shot clock will be used for AIA-sanctioned high school basketball in the state. Although a vast majority of coaches, players and fans approve of the change, financial and logistical issues have long strained schools across Arizona. During the 2021-22 school year, each conference voted on whether to adopt rules outlined by the National Federation of High School Athletics that include a 35-second shot clock on each end of the court, and detailed rules for the officials and clock operators. The 6A through 3A conferences voted to adopt the rules; 2A and 1A did not.

“The shot clock is going to change the game,” said De’Rahn Stinson, coach of Raymond S. Kellis High School in Glendale. “It’s going to make games faster and be more high-scoring.” Stinson and other shot clock supporters are excited because coaches will be forced to scheme differently. Teams no longer will be able to run out the game clock with a motion offense, and decisions on each offensive possession will have to be quicker. Stinson also believes the shot clock gives an advantage to teams that play great defense. Teams with a strong defense when possession length was controlled by the offense should experience even higher levels of success with possessions limited to 35 seconds. Coach Lucas Ramirez of Saguaro High School in Scottsdale sees the installation of shot clocks helping to prepare his players for the next level. “From a basketball standpoint, and just improving the game, I think it’s very beneficial,” Ramirez said. “It translates to the next level where everyone has a shot clock on the collegiate stage. If that’s what we want to prepare our guys for, then it’s fantastic.”Some hold the opinion that the addition of the shot clock is unnecessary because, according to NCAA research, only 3.4% of high school basketball players go on to play any level of college basketball. But Stinson disagrees. “It’s true that not everyone will play college, but everybody should want to strive to be better than what they are right now,” Stinson said. “That should be everyone’s goal. Shot clocks force our players to improve.”

Snowflake High’s shot clock issues, however, stem from uncontrollable supply chain issues. “We ordered our clocks in the spring. Schools operate financially between July 1 and June 30, and we were told it would be in and up by June 30,” Standerfer said. “But because of manufacturing issues, the product will not be in until the end of July, and we still need to schedule a crew to come up here and installStanderferit.” also expressed a concern held by many athletic departments across the state: Will they be able to find qualified people to operate the shot“Myclocks?biggest concern is going to be finding someone who understands the rules,” Standerfer said. “And not just in Snowflake but anywhere you go, there’s going to be a learning curve over the next few years.”

NOLAZ Band AUG. 20

Stir Crazy Comedy All-Stars

The old-time music jam is a celebration of traditional music. Musicians of all skill levels and ages are invited to bring their banjos, fiddles, harps and other traditional instruments to play otherside others. A free OldTime Music tune book can be found at azoldtimejam.com.

Arizona@Work Job Fair AUG. 25 The Arizona@Work Business Team is holding a job fair at the Main Glendale Public Library. Several local employers are taking part in the event and are looking for prospective employees to hire. Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., glendaleazlibrary.com

Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe: The Stadium Tour AUG. 25 Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are headlining an all-star lineup on The Stadium Tour. Joined by Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the show will provide a long night of rock and roll for fans in attendance. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 4 p.m., tickets start at $69, statefarmstadium.com

The Killers: Imploding The Mirage Tour

WESTVALLEYVIEW.COM

AUGUSTCOMINGVOTINGSOON!VOTINGBEGINS24THATNOON! 2022 West

Grammy-nominated rock band the Killers are making a stop in Glendale on their Imploding The Mirage Tour. Songs that are likely to be played by the band include “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me” and “When You Were Young.” They will be joined by special guest Johnny Marr. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $19, gilariverarena.com

The Weeknd: After Hours til Dawn Tour Pop music star The Weeknd is bringing his After Hours til Dawn Tour to State Farm Stadium. Songs likely to be performed include “Blinding Lights,” “Save Your Tears” and “Starboy.” He will be joined by special guests Kaytranada and Mike Dean. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 6:30 p.m., tickets start at $32, statefarmstadium.com

Greg Warren is bringing his brand of self-deprecating comedy to Glendale. He has appeared on a diverse variety of television shows, such as “Coming to the Stage” on BET, “Comedy Stage” on Country Music Television, and “Comedy Central Presents” on Comedy Central. He has also released three successful comedy albums: “One Star Wonder,” “Running Out of Time” and “Fish Sandwich.” Stir Crazy Comedy Club, Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Boulevard, Suite E206, Glendale, visit website for ticket prices and stircrazycomedyclub.comtimes, Senior Sunday Bingo AUG. 21

AUG. 18

NFL ArizonaPreseason:Cardinals vs. Baltimore Ravens AUG. 21

NFL football returns to State Farm Stadium with a preseason matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens. Both franchises have their sights set on contending for a championship in the upcoming NFL season. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 5 p.m., tickets start at $24, azcardinals.com The Open Mic AUG. 24 Stir Crazy Comedy Club hosts its weekly open mic night. Those interested are likely to see new talent as well as seasoned comedians just looking to work on new material. Think you have what it takes to take the stage and make the audience laugh? Now is your chance. There are 10 sign-up spots that will become available online at noon Monday, Aug. 22. Stir Crazy Comedy Club, Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Boulevard, Suite E206, Glendale, visit website for ticket prices and stircrazycomedyclub.comtimes,

Do you have a timeslocalmedia.comEmailcalendarevent?christina@

Foothills Library, Roadrunner Room, 19055 N. 57th Avenue, Glendale, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., glendaleazlibrary.com

Seniors are invited to the Velma Teague Library on the third Sunday of every month to play bingo. Winners will be gifted with various small prizes and books. Velma Teague Library, VTL Meeting Room, 7010 N. 58th Avenue, Glendale, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., glendaleazlibrary.com

Three of Stir Crazy Comedy Club’s favorite acts are coming together for a night of laughs. Mike James, Ron Morey and Diethrich Shelton will take the stage and entertain with allstar-level performances. Stir Crazy Comedy Club, Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Boulevard, Suite E206, Glendale, visit website for ticket prices and stircrazycomedyclub.comtimes, Old-Time Music Jam AUG. 20

The NOLAZ Band aims to bring the energy and soul of New Orleans to the Valley. The group emphasizes the use of vocals, horns and rhythm in its performances. Led by Ted Belledin, the seven-piece ensemble performs songs by artists such as Allen Toussaint, Jon Cleary, Galactic and the Neville Brothers. Westside Blues and Jazz Club, 17045 N. 59th Avenue, Suite 104, Glendale, visit website for ticket prices and times, westsideblues. com

15e Glendale Star CALENDARAugust 18, 2022

Greg Warren AUG. 19 AND AUG. 20

tar

The Glendale Star publishes on Thursday. The weekly 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 Star’s coverage area, which is in the city of Glendale. Weekly 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. Thursday to be considered for the following Thursday publication. Submissions must be in writing and may be emailed to Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, christina@timeslocalmedia.com. The Glendale Valley View Glendale Star • Peoria Times WEST VALLEY VOTERS PICK THEIR FAVORITES! 2022 West Valley View Glendale Star Peoria Times BEST of the BEST • GLENDALESTAR.COM • PEORIATIMES.COM

He has spent this year opening for a plethora of bands. Marr traveled the United Kingdom with Blondie, for whom he has been writing songs. Opening for Pearl Jam was a good time, and during his six-week break in between jaunts, he performed with Alicia Keys and Primal Scream. “It’s been a really wonderful summer so far,” he said. “In all the years I’ve been doing this, Alicia Keys is probably the most impressive artist I’ve come across. I worked with her twice now, and she really is an impressive person and a good person. She’s an American great, I think.”

“Nothing does the same thing with me. I’ll play ‘Spirit Power and Soul’ or the chorus to ‘Night and Day,’ and I’ll think, ‘Jesus, this is the best job in the world.’ It’s brought me a lot of comfort, and it’s entirely given me my direction in life. I’m getting even more kind of philosophical in my old age.”

BY GlendaleFUOCO-KARASINSKICHRISTINAStarExecutiveEditor

Longtime love As a child in Manchester, Marr dreamt of riding on tour buses around the United States, as music was in his“Iblood.come from a family of music obsessives,” Marr said.“Even if I wasn’t doing it for a living, I would be the same way, in a way. My brother’s like that. My sister’s like that. My mother is particularly like that. We think that music is magic, really.“As you get older and you get other interests and become, hopefully, more sophisticated and more worldly, you try to evolve as a person — ‘evolution,’ there’s that word again.” Marr evolved, but nothing compares to “Nothingmusic. really replaces what music does for me, either as a listener or performer,” he said. “I have a lot of other good things in my life, but music has always just been there.” Philosophers, architecture, design and theology interest him. “Some of it is quite heady stuff. That’s what I like, and it’s “Thengreat.”youhear ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’ by Four Tops or a Smokey Robinson or Patti Smith record, you just say, ‘This is also heady,’” he said. “I get quite almost mystical about these things and the nature of what music can do. It could be some dumb riff or some dumb chorus. My first love was T. Rex. Famously, Marc Bolan’s lyrics are nonsensical but utterly brilliant.”He can ruminate on philosophers, and “some people might say this is pretentious, but I’ll hear ‘Ask the Angels’ by Patti Smith and I’ll be zapped right back to the place at age 15 when I wanted to quit school.”

16 e Glendale Star For more features visit glendalestar.com GlendaleStar.com /GlendaleStar August 18, 2022

Johnny Marr’s career is a love letter to his art

After co-founding the Smiths and lending his guitar style to bands like The The, Modest Mouse and Electronic, legendary axman Johnny Marr shrugs off notions of having to impress anyone. The Manchester, England, musician is looking forward to just having fun when he opens for the Killers this summer.“I’m a bit long in the tooth to feel like I have to win people over. If I do, I do. If I don’t? Then so what,” Marr, 58, said during a Zoom call. “I lead a guitar group, and the combination of being an entertainer and someone who plays indie guitar, to me, is very satisfying. That’s enough for me.“I don’t feel like I’m sinking under any great pressure or any obligation to further my career. I want to go out and give people a good listen and a good watch these days. That’s enough to get on. It’s a satisfyingMarr’schallenge.”setwill blend new and old material — he’s known for playing the Smiths’ staple “How Soon is Now?” and recently released “Fever Dreams Pts. 1-4.” Marr called it a high-energy show.“As you will imagine, when you’re an opening act, you have to condense all the high points into a short space of time. So, it becomes even more high energy,” he said. “I do enjoy when it goes into a slightly darker place, when it’s slower and more dynamic, and it gets more theatrical. When I entertain everybody for 45 minutes or an hour, I tend to play the stuff people know or the bangers. It’s a combination of up-tempo solo stuff and a couple really old songs, and playsometimestwoElectronic“Feversongs.”Dreams,” he said, is a departure for him, and that came about inadvertently.“Ideliberately wanted to give the fans who liked the previous record, ‘Call the Comet,’ another record that they would like,” he said. “Almost by accident, it sounds a little different. You never want to make the same record twice. You want to feel like you’re evolving. ‘Call the Comet,’ my third album, was really popular with my audience. So, with this new record, I felt a certain kind of pressure, if you like, to follow up the record.” At the same time, he added, he wanted to evolve. However, the songs from all his solo releases fit nicely together live.“We’ve added a new guy on keys and noises who’s freshened things up a little bit,” he said. “I didn’t want to make a radical change of direction at this point. I may do in the future. What me and the audience have going right now is quite fantastic.”

Support act Marr said he believes most of the Killers’ fans will not have heard of him or the Smiths. He finds that exciting and challenging, a challenge he knows will be “Becausesuccessful.we’re (expletive) good,” Marr said matter-of-factly. “The Killers have been very gracious and generous in mentioning me and introducing their audience to me, which I appreciate. I don’t feel like I’m going out to an audience in which absolutely nobody knows what I do. It is good, though, to get out there and try and interest some people who otherwise don’t know you or they’re just a name.”

The Killers w/Johnny Marr WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 WHERE: Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale COST: Tickets start at $25 INFO: gilariverarena.com

8 Mon.:00-5:00thruFri. Sun City Sun Control 11212 Michigan Ave. Youngtown, AZ 979-6227 Licensed • Bonded • Insured • Sun Screens • Insect Screens • Screen Doors • Installation available for all products SHADE SCREENS Call Us For All Your Window Covering Needs CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATENationalMon.8:00-5:00TODAY!thruFri.Glass&Mirror • Residential • Custom Mirrored Walls • Deco DesignedMirrors&Built • Glass Furniture Tops • Tub & Shower Doors • Window & Door Repair & Replacement For All Your Glass 623-933-8203Needs11212MichiganAve.Youngtown,AZTODAY!ESTIMATEFREEFORCALL•TODAY!ESTIMATEFREEFORCALL TODAY!ESTIMATEFREEFORCALL•TODAY!ESTIMATEFREEFORCALL LICENSED INSURED SECTIONHOME Glendaletar The

BY JORDAN ROGERS

As one of two assistant city managers, Mehta will oversee five city departments: field operations, transportation services, engineering, development services and water services. The role also includes assisting City Manager Kevin Phelps with all phases of government and leadership. “Jamsheed is the type of leader our organization will continue to thrive under,” Phelps said. “The vast leadership experience he brings to the table, as well as his emphasis on a teamwork approach to projects, is crucial and makes him an ideal fit to move into this role.“Jamsheed knows our community and has the skill set we need to continue to move aggressively forward with Glendale’s capital improvement program, which is about providing a great quality of life for our residents.” Back in Glendale again, Mehta said he is “feeling like back home.” While he feels his past experience in the city will serve him well, he does recognize Glendale is in a much different place now than it was then. “It is a day and night difference between then and now financially, as well as just the scale of development that’s happening versus about that time when I was last in the manager’s office,” he said. “What the city manager, Kevin Phelps, has done is phenomenal in turning things around. So glad to be back and get to be on his team.”

Jamsheed

Jamsheed Mehta returns as interim assistant city manager

17e Glendale Star FEATURESAugust 18, 2022

Glendale Star Staff Writer Jamsheed Mehta is ready to step in as the new interim assistant city Mehta,manager.who has nearly 35 years of public service on his résumé, has extensive municipal government experience and was most recently serving as the development services director. He also served as the interim assistant city manager in Glendale 10 years ago. “Glendale is in a high-growth mode, where we are completing new and older projects now at a rapid pace,” Mehta said. “This is exciting for our residents, businesses and our city’s economy. I am fortunate to have a good working knowledge of the city processes and am grateful to lead Glendale’s highly effective teams, which are already producing terrific results.”

After his first stint as interim assistant city manager, he held a similar position in the town of Marana before being appointed as town manager. During his previous time in Glendale, he also led the transportation department as a director and executive director. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of positions in planning divisions in Kansas, including serving as the chief planner for Wichita-Sedgwick County.

The “unique situation” that the city is currently in is what attracted Mehta to returning to the familiar role. “It poses unique challenges and a lot of interesting things that one can do and you have an opportunity to redevelop,” he said. “Glendale is in that situation where part of it is being redeveloped, and then there are parts of Glendale which are newly being developed. So, there is a lot of variety here. “Some cities are more in the growth mode, and there is no re-development involved, whereas in Glendale, we have a combination of both new as well as existing developments that are going to go through a change.”

With all of the moving parts to the various departments he will be overseeing, Mehta understands his job will be challenging, but bringing all of those moving parts together is something he is looking forward to. “When you’re talking about these kinds of major infrastructure, it’s a lot of coordination that is not just done by one department,” he said. “Resources are scarce, so how do we program things so that we are most efficient? That’s all part of this job, is to make sure that everybody’s on board, and we’ve got the blessings of the council. “We’ve got public improvement, public participation processes that are also there. Then, when we implement these programs, we want to make sure that it’s done at high quality.” Mehta

Our takeaway: When problems come, don’t go with them. What you believe and how you respond to what happens to you determines whether you retreat or advance. It’s our responsibility to respond to God’s ability. We can touch heaven to change earth if we respond to God’s power and the ability God gave us.

Recently, I found a chart on the differences between successful and unsuccessful people. Notice their completely different perspectives about life. Of course, the differences are not true in every case, but certainly true in most cases. Whitney Houston said, “Success doesn’t change you. Fame does.” I’m not sure I like the terms successful and unsuccessful in this application, so I’ll use the words advancing and retreating people. Advancing people read every day or grow in some way every day. Retreating people spend all their time watching television every day. Retreating people don’t lead their lives; they accept what someone else says about their lives. Advancing people compliment and build up people. Unsuccessful people criticize and tear down people. Robbie Sherrah says, “Do you know what I like about confident people? I rarely hear them saying a bad word about anyone.” Here’s some sage advice for both groups that I recently heard. “If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over time, cease to react adversely at all.” Us humans tend to see things the way we are, not the way they really Advancingare.people forgive others. Retreating people hold a grudge. Remember, forgiveness makes the future possible. Advancing people talk about ideas. Retreating people talk about other people. Advancing people continuously learn. Retreating people think they know it all. They shut others out by shutting them up. Advancing people accept responsibility for their failures. Retreating people blame others and circumstances for their mistakes or failures. It was the coffee’sAdvancingfault!people have a sense of gratitude. Retreating people have a sense of entitlement. Advancing people set goals and have life plans. They determine their future in the present. Retreating people never or seldom set goals. Their perspective is to live for today, which unfortunately determines their future in the present, too. Now that you know the 90/10 Principle, apply it. Of course, taking responsibility for your life is more difficult than accepting your life, but remember, difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

CONNECTIONCOMMUNITYCHURCHPastorEdDelph GlendaleColumnistStar

Author James Clear adds to this idea. “There are many situations in life you do not control, but you often contribute (positively or negatively) to them. I cannot control the rain, but I can control my clothing. I cannot control your feelings, but I can control my kindness. I cannot control my opponent, but I can control my response to my opponent. You cannot control most outcomes in life, but you can usually influence them. Releasing your attachment to the results does not mean releasing your responsibility to the situation.”

I recently discovered a principle of life that I knew was working but didn’t understand very well. I have spoken for years now on this principle. Stephen Covey wrote the 90/10 Principle, and I have quoted him in this article with some minor editing. What is the 90/10 Principle? “Ten percent of life is made up of what happens to you. The other 90% of life is decided by how you react. What does this mean? We have no control over 10% of what happens to us. The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%. How? By your reactions. You cannot control a red light. However, you can manage your response to the red light. Do not let people fool you. You can control how you “Here’sreact.an example of how this works. You are having breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what has just happened. What happens next will be determined by how you“Youreact.curse. You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your wife and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish her breakfast and getting ready to go to school. She misses the bus. “Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles per hour in a 30 mph speed-limit zone. After a 15-minute delay and throwing a $60 traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you realize you forgot your briefcase. “Your day has started terribly. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to coming home. But, when you arrive home, you find a small wedge in your relationship with your wife and daughter. Why? It’s because of how you reacted in the morning. (Remember, when the queen and princess are happy, there is peace in the kingdom). “Why did you have a bad day? A) Did the coffee cause it? B) Did your daughter cause it? C) Did the policeman cause it? D) Did you cause it? The answer is D. “You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those five seconds is what caused your bad day. Here is what could have and should have happened. “Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say: ‘It’s OK, honey, you just need to be more careful next time.’ Grabbing a towel, you go upstairs and change your shirt. You grab your briefcase and come back down in time to look through the window. Your child gets on the bus, and she turns and waves. You arrive five minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. “Notice the difference? Two different scenarios started the same. Both ended differently. Why? Because of how you reacted. You have no control over 10% of what happens in your life. Your reaction determines the other 90%.”

Real people need a real solution

Ed Delph is a noted author of 10 books, as well as a pastor, teacher, former business owner and speaker. He has traveled extensively, having been to more than 100 countries. He is president of NationStrategy, a nonprofit organization involved in uplifting and transforming communities worldwide. For more information, see nationstrategy.com. He may be contacted at nationstrategy@cs.com.

For more religion visit glendalestar.com GlendaleStar.com /GlendaleStar 18 e Glendale Star August 18, 2022

BY GLENDALE STAR STAFF

The three-member international group known as One Lev, translated as “one heart” in Hebrew, will perform at Bellevue Heights Church in Sun City on Sunday, Aug. 21.

Israeli trio to perform at Bellevue Heights

One Lev, which strives to bring honor and blessing to the people of Israel, will begin its concert at 6 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be accepted.

The show is part of church’s Summer Sundae Sunday, which includes the concert in the church worship center at 9440 W. Hutton Drive and free ice cream sundaes in Franklin Hall. One Lev includes Ilan Gorny, born and raised in Haifa and a son of Romanian Holocaust survivors. He has been playing drums since a teenager. His wife, Lori Kate Lowenhar, is a dual citizen from Indiana who has been living in Israel for the past 20 years. She plays clarinet, flute, saxophone and piano. The third member is Mikhail Bogdanov Monkevich from St. Petersburg, Russia, an artist and composer. One Lev’s songs are described as passionate worship with European and American influences of soul, gospel, light blues and bossa nova. The group brings the sounds of Israel to nations around the world each year. For more information, call the church office at 623-977-8308 or visit bhcsuncity. com, where the concert also will be available for online viewing.

One Lev strives to bring honor and blessing to the people of Israel. (One Lev/Submitted)

19e Glendale Star RELIGIONAugust 18, 2022 10935 W. Olive Ave. Peoria 85345 Phone (623) 972-8479 Everyoneoffice@westolive.comwww.westolive.comIsWelcome! Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Classes for all ages - 7:00 p.m. Harvest CHurCH 8340 W. Northern Ave. Glendale, AZ 85305 Information 623.334.9482 Dr. Ron G. Rockwell – Pastor Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Nursery Provided Wednesday: Family Night 7:00 p.m. www.hcaz.org 8340 W. Northern Harvest CHurCH ave.91st Northern Ave. Glendale Ave. Ave.83rd101Freeway Sunday Services: Bible Study (All ages) 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Youth Discipleship 4:45 pm Wednesdays: Adult Bible Study & Prayer ...........6:00 pm Children/Youth 6:30 pm Dr. Mark Mucklow, Pastor 10250www.fsbcg.orgN.59thAve.623-937-9216 ETERNALLOVEGOD’SIS We invite you to worship with us Faith Church supports Food Banks, Habitat for Humanity, Ukraine humanitarian relief “An inclusive, welcoming, caring community, serving Jesus Christ” 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City AZ 85351 Tel: 623-974-3611 SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 AM Live-Streamed at www.scfaith.org SUNDAY, August 21 Revs. Mike & Sheryl Campbell LutheranofShepherdtheDesertChurch-ELCA Reverend John shepherdofthedesertelca.org623-933-1359MaroniHandicapBus-Callforpickup (24 hrs. in Advance) 623 340-8232 • Worship Saturday 4pm, Sunday 9:30am Holy Communion both services • Pancake Breakfast 8-10am Last Saturday Every Month Dine-In and Drive Thru 11025 N. 111th Ave., Sun City/Youngtown 6 AugustSunday,pm21 IN CONCERT AT BHC ONE LEV ONE HEART FREE ADMISSION FREE ICE CREAM AFTER THE CONCERT

According to Schumann, every state is allowed to send up to 25 students, and Arizona selected nearly 23 student delegates to send to the conference last month.“There were about 450 students this year,” Schumann said. “Every single student writes their own proposal, their ownThetopic.”conference was held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in North Carolina from July 2 to July 7. The conference was broken up into different committees where delegates presented their proposals and “defended them with their lives.”

After proposals advanced to a third committee hearing, the top proposals from the third committee hearings progressed to a general assembly and plenarySchumann,session. who has attended the Youth Conference on National Affairs four times, was selected as presiding officer for next year’s conference following a “selective competitive process.”“The adult advisers are watching how you debate, how you chair and how you kind of act in general,” she said.Schumann said the role of presiding officer was awarded to six of the seniors who attended the conference. The six seniors are invited to return to the conference the following year with a new set of responsibilities, which include managing the training of the chairs and clerks for the first few rounds of committee, organizing different activities for the students, and chairing debates.

“A lot of people definitely had a lot of strong feelings, me included. When I found out that there was a program where I could speak with my peers about these issues in a formal environment, it really just attracted me to the program.”

20 e Glendale Star For more youth visit glendalestar.com GlendaleStar.com /GlendaleStar August 18, 2022 BY ERYKA FORQUER Glendale Star Staff Writer

“Knowing the fact that I have the ability and I have the power to make change in my community is what really draws me in, especially because I grew up in this community and I’ve seen the different impacts that different programs have had on me,” she said. As she prepares to leave Arizona and move to the capital, Schumann said she is eager to experience new opportunities.“This is my home, and it always will be,” Schumann said. “But seeing a new community and getting to know different communities is so important to me.

As the bills wound their way through a first, second and third committee, only a predetermined number of bills made it through each round. “Our first committee is 18 individuals, and every single one will have a proposal written,” she said. “So, the first day, 18 proposals are presented and debated, and just like they would be on a congressional floor. Then, out of the first committees, there’s about nine proposals that pass through. After the second committee, it gets a little more selective from there.”

Moon Valley graduate looks to give back to community

“It’s great to have that opportunity to write something that you know is important to you, especially with me growing up in the public school system,” she said. “I see that firsthand, and I share that information with people that might not have had the same experience in the public school system that I had.”

Lauryn Schumann

State Youth and Government programs select delegates to send to the YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs, which is designed to bring students from state Youth and Government programs together to debate, propose and discuss solutions to society’s needs.

“The whole conference and how effective and smoothly it runs is in our hands,” she said. Schumann is attending George Washington University this fall to pursue a degree in political science with a focus in public policy. She plans on attending law school after college to become a public defender and jump-start her political career. After gaining experience with writing and proposing legislation, Schumann said she wants to pursue a career in politics to continue writing legislation to initiate change in her community.

That’s kind of why I love having these opportunities, because I get to expand mySchumannworldview.”also serves on the metro board of directors for the Valley of the Sun YMCA and was granted a scholarship from the board of directors for wrapping up her term over this past year. She will return to the YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs next summer to fulfill her responsibilities as a presiding officer. She said her time with the Youth and Government program has prepared her for her future endeavors in politics and as a college student.“Knowing that I have had this power on a local level to make that change and talk with my peers has definitely pushed my interest in the future to continue doing that in the future on a national and then eventually international level,” Schumann said.

The YMCA offers a state-organized Youth and Government program for students that enables participants to learn about and experience government policies and procedures. Through the Youth and Government program, student delegates write, propose and debate legislation that addresses issues in their states. The program concludes with a model legislature where delegates debate their bills in the state House and Senate, run for office, host state Supreme Court hearings and write a daily newspaper. Although Schumann previously proposed a bill that would require insurance to purchase a firearm, she said writing education proposals is her favorite. After growing up in the public school system, Schumann said there is a need for reform in Arizona.

“The first round of committees typically is all focused around whether your proposal was right,” Schumann said. “So, this year, my first committee was focused solely on education and different education reform proposals. But there’s also military committees, tax committees and environment committees with all sorts of different proposals.”

Lauryn Schumann, who graduated from Moon Valley High School, is looking to give back to her community as she pursues a career in Schumannpolitics.was selected as a presiding officer of the YMCA Conference on National Affairs in July. Back in 2016, she joined the Valley of the Sun YMCA Youth and Government program in eighth grade after the election piqued her interest in politics. “That was a very emotionally charged election for sure,” said Schumann, 17.

August 18, 2022 Military & Senior Discounts Available. Just ask when you call! Member of PORA APS & SRP Qualified Contractors Nate Certified Techs • HOA Friendly Se Habla Español AZ. H.P. Plmb 623-872-2900 americanstandardair.com coolblew.com Licensed • Bonded • Insured ROC Lic #176357 • #258992#267895 WestValley! tarThe Glendale BEAT THE HEAT Replace your old equipment and stay cool all season long! We have financing available!! Call now for a free estimate

CLASSIFIEDS22 The Glendale Star August 18, 2022 MANUFACTURED HOMES Payson!! $69,999 New 2022 C h a m p i o n R V P a r k M o de l 1 2 x 3 3 , 1 B / 1 B , C e n t A / C , A w n i n g , S k i r t i n g , S t e p s C o n c r e t e D r i v e , L a m i n a t e F l o o r i n g , S S A p p l i a n c e s , Walk in Shwr, and much more Located in Pinev iew RV Resort in scenic Payson, AZ a 55+ Comm w i t h l o t s o f a m e n i t i e s / a c t i v i t i e s A n n u a l R e n t $4800/year inc water, sewer, trash and cable Much c o o l e r a n d s u r r o u n d e d b y t h e T o n t o N t l F o r e s t C A L L W O O D Y a t 4 8 0 4 3 3 6 2 4 5 o r e m a i l W o o d y @ K e i t h M a n a g e m e n t c o m V i s i t o u r W e b site AZRVResorts net and click on Homes for Sale & Click on Pineview B r a n d N e w 1 2 X 3 3 C h a m p i o n P a r k M o d e l 1 B / 1 B , W i t h 6 ' C o v e r e d P o r c h , A w n i n g , S k i r t i n g , C o n c r e t e D r i v e , o n # 4 3 ) , a 5 5 + C o m m u n i t y i n Apache Junction, AZ, Cent A/C, 10x12 Shed, W/D Hkups, Laminate Flooring, SS Appliances, Walk in S h w r & M u c h M o r e A n n u a l r e n t $ 5 1 0 0 / y r i n c W i r e d I n t e r n e t $ 7 4 , 9 9 9 C A L L 4 8 0 2 2 8 7 7 8 6 o r E M A I L : H o m e S a l e s @ K e i t h M a n a g e m e n t c o m o r v i s i t o u r w e b s i t e : A Z R V R e s o r t s n e t WANTED TO BUY WANT TO PURCHASE Minerals and Other oil/gas interests Send details to: P O Box 13557, Denver, CO 80201 BUSINESS & CONCRETEDIRECTORYSERVICE/MASONRY Four B’s CONSTRUCTION, INC. Office 623-872-7622 ROC Lic. #K-09 149540 • Insured • References Available PATIOS • DRIVEWAYSWALKWAYS•RVPARKING COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE DEMOLITION & PLACEMENT SPECIALTY CONCRETE FREE ESTIMATES DOORS $250 TOTAL PACKAGE Locks & Installed SECURITY Doubles & 8 ft doors starting at $650 IRONSMITH DOORS, INC 623-486-5777 ELECTRICAL FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL www.superchargedelectric.com LICENSED ROC#181530 BONDED • 623-546-7714INSUREDFamily - Owned and Operated PaneSpaIndoor/OutdoorLightingCircuitslReplacement/Upgrade Ceiling Fans InspectionTroubleshooting/RepairsRemodels/Additions SUPERCHARGED ELECTRIC SUPERCHARGED ELECTRIC GARAGESERVICESDOOR/ www.azbestgaragedoors.com 623-225-1930 • Service & Installation • Door O Track • Routine Maintenance • Licensed, Bonded & Insured • Valley Wide Service 24/7 • Hablo Español BROKEN SPRINGSROC# 319202 PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE OF MOBILE HOME NOTICE I S HEREBY GIVEN that the following item of per s o n a l p r o p e r t y w i l l b e s o l d a t p u b l i c s a l e t o t h e h i g h e s t b i d d e r , t o s a t i s f y a l a n d l o r d ' s l i e n : M o b i le Home Make: SCHULTZ Body Style: 12 X 37 Mod el Year: 1987 VIN: 1YP200R27HB000138 Date and T i m e o f S a l e : 0 9 / 2 8 / 2 2 9 : 3 0 A M L o c a t i o n o f S a l e : S p ace N o . 6 4 5 H O LI D A Y V I LLA G E 7 0 1 S D O B S O N R D M E S A , A Z 8 5 2 0 2 N a m e o f l a n d l o r d : H O L I D A Y V I L L A G E M H C L L C A m o u n t o f Claimed Lien: $2,509 00 as of 4/7/2022 The Land lord reserves the right to bid at said sale and if its bid i s t h e h i g h e s t , t o p u r c h a s e s a i d m o b i l e h o m e T h e L a n d l o r d c l a i m s a l i e n a g a i n s t t h i s p r o p e r t y i n t he amount shown above as of the date shown above, fo r rents and other charges which have accrued through that date under a rental agreement covering the space occupied by the mobile home The rental agreement giving rise to this lien was entered into by the Land lord and the following parties, owners of the mobil e home, as tenants: Date of Rental Agreement: APRI L 2 0 , 2 0 2 1 N a m e ( s ) o f T e n a n t ( s ) : R O N A L D H O H M A N N a m e ( s ) o f O w n e r o f R e c o r d : E D W A R D C B U T L E R S a i d m o b i l e h o m e i s l o c a t e d a t t h e a d dress shown above as the location of sale The above described property shall be offered for sale pursuant to A R S �33 1023 The proceeds from the sal e will be applied to the cost of sale and to the lien, and a n y m o n e y t h a t r e m a i n s w i l l b e d i s p o s e d o f a s p r o v i d e d i n A . R . S . ï ¿ ½ 3 3 1 0 2 3 . H O L I D A Y V I L LAGE MHC LLC By: Cecilia A Prendergast Agent D a t e d : A u g u s t 1 0 , 2 0 2 2 R u n D a t e s : 8 / 2 4 / 2 2 & 8 / 3 1 / 2 2 / 4 8 4 8 4 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA MARICOPA COUNTY PB2022 000137 NOTICE OF HEARING RE: FORMAL APPOINT MENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND PROBATE OF WILL In the Matter of the Estate of: CHARLES MONORE BUSTER Deceased WARNING This is a legal notice your rights may be af fected [Éste es un aviso legal Sus derechos podrían ser afectados ] You are not required to attend this hearing However, if you oppos e any of the relief requested in the petition, you must file with the court a written response at least 7 calendar days before the hearing date O R you or your attorney must attend the hearing by following the instruc tions provided in this notice Any written response must comply with Rule 15(e) of the Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure If you do not file a timely response or attend the hearing: (1) the court may grant the relief requested in the petition without further proceedings, and (2) you will not receive additional notices of court proceedings relating to th e petition unless you file a Demand for Notice pursuant to Title 14, Ari zona Revised Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Petitio n for Formal Appointment or Personal Representative and Probate of Will has been filed in the above named Court, together with a docu ment purporting to be the last Will of decedent, requesting that th e Will be admitted to probate and that Letters of Personal Representat ive be issued to Michael Springer Hearing has been set to consider the p e t i t i o n o n t h e A u g u s t 3 1 , 2 0 2 2 a t 3 : 0 0 p m b e f o r e C o m m i s s i o n e r Christian Bell, 101 W Jefferson St , Phoenix, AZ 85003 Courtroo m 512; 602 506 3381 Any interested persons may attend the hearing vir t u a l l y b y c a l l i n g 1 9 1 7 7 8 1 4 5 9 0 C o n f I D # 8 8 0 6 9 2 8 2 5 # D A T ED this 27th day of July, 2022 /s/ Michael Springer, Petitioner Published: Glendale Star, Aug 11, 18, 25, Sept 4, 2022 / 48264 TANNERAPARTMENTSTERRACE A Non-Smoking Facility 7138 N. 45th Avenue Glendale, AZ 85301 NOWAPPLICATIONSACCEPTING ALL ONE SectionSubsidizedBEDROOMS8-20262yearsold And Mobility 8:00am-4:30pmMonday-FridayPersonsImpaired 623-939-9447 TANNERAPARTAMENTOSTERRAZA Un complejo residencial para no fumadores 7138 N. Avenida 45 Glendale, AZ 85301 APLICACIONESACEPTAMOSAHORA TODOS DE discapacitadasDORMITORIOUNSubvencionadosección8-20262añosYpersonasfisicasLunes-Viernes8:00ama4:30pm 623-939-9447 APTS/CONDOS FOR RENT NOTICE OF CREDITORS SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA MARICOPA COUNTY In the Matter of Estate of: David Earl Trottier adult Case Number PB2022 0 9 0 3 8 9 N O T I C E O F C R E D I T O R S O F I N F O R M A L A P P O I N T MENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND/OR INFORMAL PROBATE OF A WILL NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT: 1 PERSONA L REPRESENTATIVE: Michelle M Terrill has been appointed Person al Representative of this Estate 4/8/22 Address: 738 N 56th St Mesa AZ 85205 2 DEADLINE TO MAKE CLAIMS All persons having claims against the Estate are required to present their claims withi n four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or th e claims will be forever barred 3 NOTICE OF CLAIMS: Claims must be presented by delivering or mailing a written statement of the claim to the Personal Representative at (address) 30572 Appalachian Drive, Breezy Point, MN 56472 4 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT A copy of the Notice of Appointment is attached to the copies of this document mailed to all known creditors DATED: 8/15/22 /s/ Michelle M Ter rill Published: Glendale Star, Aug 18, 25, Sept 1, 2022 / 48527 ARTICLES ORGANIZATIONOF A R T I C L E S O F O R G A N I Z A TION HAVE BEEN FILED IN T H E O F F I C E O F T H E A R I ZONA CORPORATION COM MISSION FOR I Name: 47 EN T E R P R I S E S L L C I I T h e a d dress of the registered office is: 4702 W Taro Dr , GLENDALE, AZ 85308 The name of the Stat utory Agent is: Christopher Mi chael Woodard III Management o f t h e L i m i t e d L i a b i l i t y C o m p a n y i s v e s t e d i n a m a n a g e r o r m a n a g e r s T h e n a m e s o f e a c h p e r s o n w h o i s a m a n a g e r a n d e a c h m e m b e r w h o o w n s a t w e n t y p e r c e n t o r g r e a t e r i n terest in the capital or profits of t h e l i m i t e d l i a b i l i t y c o m p a n y are: MEMBER: Christopher Mi c h a e l W o o d a r d , 4 7 0 2 W T a r o D r , G L E N D A L E , A Z 8 5 3 0 8 P u b l i s h e d : G l e n d a l e S t a r , A u g 1 1 , 1 8 , 2 5 2 0 2 2 / 4 8 3 6 5 NOTICE CREDITORSOF N O T I C E T O C R E D I T O R S I n the Matter of the Estate of Rick Lee Blumenthal, Deceased NO TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that t h e u n d e r s i g n e d h a s b e e n a p pointed as the Personal Repres e n t a t i v e o f t h i s e s t a t e A l l p e r s o n s h a v i n g c l a i m s a g a i n s t t h e e s t a t e a r e r e q u i r e d t o p r e s e n t t h e i r c l a i m s w i t h i n f o u r ( 4 ) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the c l a i m s w i l l b e f o r e v e r b a r r e d Claims must be presented by de l i v e r i n g o r m a i l i n g a w r i t t e n statement of the claim to under signed Personal Representativ e a t 6 5 3 7 G r a y m o n t D r i v e , C o l o S p r i n g s , C O 8 0 9 2 3 D A T E D this 2 day of August, 2022 Re b e c c a B l a i r P u b l i s h e d : G l e n d ale Star, Aug 11, 18, 25, 2022 / 48367 Ahwatukee Chandler Gilbert Glendale Mesa North Valley Peoria Phoenix SanTan Scottsdale Queen Creek West Valley To Advertise Call: 480-898-6465 or email Class@TimesLocalMedia.com CLASSIFIEDS.PHOENIX.ORG CALL CLASSIFIEDS 480-898-6465 We'll Get Your Phone to Ring! We Accept: AZCAN D I S H N e t w o r k $ 6 4 9 9 for 190 Channels! Blaz i n g F a s t I n t e r n e t , $ 1 9 9 9 / m o ( w h e r e a v a i l a b l e . ) S w i t c h & G e t a F R E E $ 1 0 0 V i s a G i f t C a r d . F R E E V o i c e R e m o t e F R E E H D D V R F R E E S t r e a m i n g o n A L L D e v i c e s C a l l t o d a y ! 1 8 5 5 7 2 2 2 2 9 0 ( A z C A N ) - LEGALS - LEGALS - LEGALSSubmit your notice to: legals@timeslocalmedia.com

CLASSIFIEDS 23The Glendale StarAugust 18, 2022 WINDOWSROOFING 602-667-3667 Phoenix www.liwindow.com Is your house ready for a makeover? Building your dream house? We can help! Stop by our new showroom: 4454 E. Thomas Road ROC#179513 • Replacement windows • New construction windows • Multi-slide - Bi-folding doors • Entry, french and patio doors • Barn doors & hardware • Interior doors and trim • Window covering and shutters BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY623.847.4600 ROOFING YOUR AD HERE! Don't let the competition get all the leads! Advertise here for as low as $15/week! Call today 623-847-4600 PAINTING PAINTING HAVE A BUSINESS?SERVICE We can make yourphone ring! 623-847-4600 class@TimesLocalMedia.com Interior/Exterior Painting 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE Dunn Edwards Quality Paint Small Stucco/Drywall Repairs We Are State Licensed and Reliable! Free480-338-4011Estimates•SeniorDiscounts ROC#309706 HOME&IMPROVEMENTPAINTING PhillipsRoofing@cox.netPhillipsRoofing.org PHILLIPS ROOFING LLC Family Owned and Operated 43 Years Experience in Arizona COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL Licensed 2006 ROC InsuredBonded223367 623-873-1626 Free Estimates Monday through Saturday Almeida Roofing Inc. All Types of Roofing Licensedwww.almeidaroofing.com•Bonded•Insured•ROC #215758 602-743-3175 • Tile • Shingles • Foam • Coating • Modified Bitumen • Free Estimates / Free Inspections • New Roofs • Re-roofs • Repairs AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING Lifetime Warranty on Workmanship New 3-Ton 14 SEER AC Systems Only $5,995 INSTALLED! New Trane Air Conditioners NO INTEREST FINANCING - 60 MONTHS! QUALITY, VALUE and a GREAT PRICE! Bonded/Insured • ROC #289252 623-244-1048 Over 1,000 Five-Star Google Reviews ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Plumbing Heating & Air PlumbSmart GLASS SERVICES PLUMBING PLUMBING & DRAIN CLEANING 24 Hour Service Plumbing Service & Repair Sewer & Drain Cleaning Free Estimates Free Plumbing Inspection 623-322-9100 Licensed • Bonded • Insured ROC 229722 • PORA & HOA Gold Member PLUMBING Kite Plumbing “Licensed, bonded and insured” ROC #267604 Michael Kite 602-329-2790 FREE ESTIMATES REPAIR • REMOVEWATER/SEWER/GASREMODELWATERHEATERS&REPLACE Dobash PLUMBING, INC. Quality Plumbing with Quality Service 623.878.1102 Lic#L37-122567C37R122566 LICENSEDCOMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL•BONDED•INSURED PLUMBING 623-386-0710PlumbingBuckeye Licensed • Bonded • Insured ROC Lic #138051 Veteran & Senior Discounts Available FREE Water Heater Flush with Service call. Valley Wide Service Veteran Owned • Water Treatment Specialists • Residential & Commercial • Water Heaters • Slab Leaks ROOFING Serving All Types of Roofing: • Tiles & Shingles • Installation • Repair • Re-Roofing Not a licensed contractor 602-471-2346 Clean, ProfessionalFriendlyPrompt,andService FREE ESTIMATES sunlandroofingllc@gmail.com PLUMBING

24 The Glendale Star August 18, 2022 Mon-Thurs 8:30-5p.m. | Fri 8:30-4p.m. | Sat 9-2p.m. | ROC#179513 4454 East Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85018 602.508.0800 liwindow.com INDOOR/ OUTDOOR LIVING A TREND THAT’S NEVER OUT OF STYLE

Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.