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NEIGHBORS ................25 Interior designer giving back to those who helped her.

ARTS................................. 32 Old Town to see its first live musical in nearly a decade.

FOOD .............................. 35 Thousands of tacos will be served up next weekend.

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Sunday, October 07, 2018

Deciphering the Preserve Prop battle can be daunting BY WAYNE SCHUTSKY Progress Managing Editor


he debate over the future of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and the potential Desert Edge development – formerly the Desert Discovery Center or DDC – has become confusing for Scottsdale residents who are deciding how to cast their vote. Do voters want to “Protect Our Preserve” or “Protect Your Preserve?” Will they vote yes on 420 and say no to DDC, or vote no on 420 and say yes to DDC? Between the political action committees supporting either side – Protect Our Preserve PAC and Protect Your Preserve PAC – and the rhetoric coming from some supporters of campaigns for and against Proposition 420, it can become confusing for voters, who can start casting early ballots Wednesday. For the record, the Protect Our Preserve PAC supports voting yes on Proposition 420. That would create a city charter amendment requiring a public vote to approve any alterations to preserve land and regulate the use of city funds designated for the preserve. Detractors have argued this will bog down

(Pablo Robles/Progress Staff Photographer)

The proposed Desert Edge project would be built just south of the Gateway Trailhead, a popular spot for residents and tourists.

or prevent nearly all alterations, such as building new fire breaks or watering holes for wildlife. Proponents say this is not the case. Vocal Prop 420 supporter Jason Alexander said that the charter amendment language

contains several exceptions that address minor alterations and safety issues. Those exceptions include allowing for the building of new trails approved by the Mc-

see 420 page 11

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BY WAYNE SCHUTSKY Progress Managing Editor


s the 50th anniversary of Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library and City Hall approaches, the city has decided to rename a downtown street in honor of Bennie Gonzalez, the iconic architect who designed the buildings. On Oct. 2, the City Council approved the name change for a section of 1st Avenue

between Drinkwater Boulevard and 75th Street. The new street will be called Bennie Gonzalez Way. The street is already undergoing planned maintenance, and the city will install new street signs to reflect the name change. The signs, which will cost the city $47 each, will be paid from the Streets Opera-

see GONZALEZ page 17

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arly voting starts Wednesday, Oct. 10, for the Nov. 6 election, and it might take you that long to go through the lengthy ballot. Scottsdale voters will have a full plate of choices, with heated races from the top of the ticket to choices they’ll be making for City Council and the school board. Here’s a look at local and legislative district races involving Scottsdale, but with a U.S. Senate seat, the governor’s office and a number of state propositions on the ballot, voters will have their hands full.


The City Council could potentially look very different next year – or exactly the same – as voters have five candidates to choose from to fill three seats. All three incumbents are running for reelection. Bill Crawford, downtown Scottsdale business owner, has the endorsement of Mayor Jim Lane. Crawford is a public safety advocate who has served as a volunteer with Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse. He supports Question 1 and Proposition 420. Website: Kathy Littlefield began her first term on the council in 2015. She supports conservative fiscal policy, public safety and protecting neighborhoods from harmful development. Littlefield supports Question 1 and Prop 420. Website: Linda Milhaven, began serving on the City Council in 2011 and is currently in her second term. She is endorsed by Mayor Jim Lane. She would like to bring private investment into Scottsdale and keep property taxes low. She has worked as a community bank president and served as board chair of the Better Business Bureau. She opposes Prop 420. Website: milhavenforscottsdale. com. David N. Smith began serving on the City Council in 2011 and is currently in his second term. He has worked in financial management, including time spent as Chief Financial Officer with Tennessee Valley Authority, AMTRAK and City of Scottsdale. He supports conservative fiscal policy. He opposes Prop 420. Website: councilmandavidsmith. com. Solange Whitehead, owner of Whitehead Realty. She is endorsed by the

Coalition of Greater Scottsdale and has served on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission. She has made the future of McDowell Sonoran Preserve BILL CRAWFORD a key issue in her campaign. She supports Prop 420. Website:






Question 1: The city is asking for voter approval to raise the transaction privilege tax, also called sales tax, rate 0.10 percent from 1.65 percent to 1.75 percent for a period of 10 years to raise funds for transportation improvement projects. Proposition 420: An amendment to the city charter that would prohibit alterations to the natural state of the cityowned preserve lands unless those alterations are specifically outlined in the proposed amendment or approved by Scottsdale registered voters in an election.


Voters in the Scottsdale Unified School District will select from two candidates on the ballot and one write-in candidate to fill two vacancies on the SUSD Governing Board. Incumbents Kim Hartmann and Pam Kirby are not running for reelection. Patty Beckman, current chief financial officer for a manufacturing company and former financial consultant who worked with corporations, nonprofits and individuals. Currently, she is the PTO-Co President at Mohave Middle School. Website: Jann-Michael Greenburg, director of legal services for Tresóna Multimedia, his family’s Scottsdale-based multimedia licensing company. He volunteers to help run an early-morning math club at Yavapai Elementary School. Website: Christine Schild, former SUSD board member who filed to run as a write-in candidate.


Daria Lohman, Scottsdale Democrat. Degree in physics and mathematics and 33 years of experience working in software and cybersecurity engineering. She also served six years in the Army, including tours in Vietnam. If elected, she would be Arizona’s first openly transgender leg-

islator. Website: Michelle Ugenti-Rita, Scottsdale Republican. Current member of the Arizona House of Representatives, who served in the house since 2011. She is chairman of the House Elections Committee and serves on the Appropriations and Ways & Means committees. She has advocated for increased border security, states’ rights and conservative fiscal policy. Website: Chris Leone, Scottsdale Independent. Master's degrees in business and communications. He is currently commercial real estate tenant advisor for SVN Realty Advisors. He has made securing long term, stable K-12 funding a main platform for his campaign. He said he has identified as an independent for his entire voting life. Website:


John Kavanagh, Fountain Hills Republican. Current senator representing District 23 at the Arizona legislature. He has served as either a representative or senator at the legislature since 2007. He chairs the Senate’s Government Committee and is vice chair of the Appropriations Committee. Eric Kurland, Scottsdale Democrat. Bachelor’s degree in finance and master's degree in curriculum development. He is a teacher and former president of Scottsdale’s teachers union, and is one of several educators propelled to the ballot by the Red for Ed movement. Increased funding for public education is a primary platform of his campaign. Website: Jay Lawrence, Scottsdale Republi-

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can. Member of Arizona House of Representatives since 2015. He is an Air Force veteran and a former radio talk show host. He recently served as chairman for the House Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs Committee. He has advocated for limited government, secure borders and gun owner protections. Website:


Vicki Alger, Scottsdale Republican. Owner of an education research and services company, she is a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California and a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute and the Independent Women’s Forum in Washington, D.C. She supports limited government, fiscal responsibility and school choice. Website: Lela Alston, Phoenix Democrat. She is currently serving her fourth term as a representative at the Arizona legislature. She previously served in the Arizona Senate from 1977 to 1995. She was also a teacher in Phoenix for 34 years. She has promoted public and higher education throughout her time in the legislature. Website:


LD 24 HOUSE David Alger, Scottsdale Republican. He is a military veteran and served in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve. He supports limited government, fiscal responsibility and school choice. He also said he is a voice for families against what he characterized as “the heavy hand of the family court and the foster care system.” Website: Jennifer Longdon, Phoenix Democrat. She is a survivor of a drive-by shooting and an advocate to improve the lives of those with disabilities. She also has worked to combat gun violence. She has served on Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues, the Phoenix Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Council, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s Public Impact Panel and the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council. Website: Amish Shah, Phoenix Democrat. He is an emergency medicine and sports medicine physician. He is running on a platform promoting universal healthcare and providing permanent appropriate funding for public education. He also supports the ability of citizens to put propositions on the ballot through citizen initiatives. Website:

SUSD candidate might have bridges to mend if elected BY WAYNE SCHUTSKY Progress Managing Editor


f elected to the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board in the upcoming election, candidate Jann-Michael Greenburg may receive a chilly reception from some of the other board members. The situation stems from now confirmed allegations that Greenburg’s father Mark Greenburg set up the parody website PerlebergforSUSD. com imitating SUSD Governing Board President Barbara Perleberg. The website is no longer active. Perleberg initiated legal proceed(Special to the Progress) ings to find out who was behind the SUSD Governing Board President Barbara Perleberg website, and the Maricopa County Su- was the subject of a parody website set up by board perior Court issued a subpoena to the candidate Jann-Michael Greenburg’s father. website’s name registrar that revealed – Jann-Michael Greenburg’s campaign that Mark Greenburg purchased the site. domain. According to Perleberg, the website – The same account also purchased the and a parody Twitter account that went sites,, and see PERLEBERG page 8

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up around the same time whose authorship has not been verified – attributed false claims and hate speech to Perleberg in an attempt to discredit her. The Twitter account has also been deactivated. Jann-Michael Greenburg confirmed that he knew it was his father posting on the website early on but that he had nothing to do with creating or running it. “It would often circle back to me because the people who read it would forward (links to me),” he said. “Beyond that, it was not something I had any say in.” Greenburg said it was just his father’s way to critique the existing SUSD board’s performance. “My understanding and what I believe to be true is he did this as a way to highlight the negligence of the existing board and how they handled the corruption issues and delayed investigations,” he said. He said, “Some people will find it funny and some not. That is the nature of parody.” Perleberg pushed back on that characterization, calling the posts “ridiculous.” She said they included hateful comments attributed to her about the holocaust and AIDS patients.

best interest to pursue this, but the community deserved to know who this individual was,” Perleberg said. Jann-Michael Greenburg said this will not affect his ability to work with Perleberg and the rest of the board if he is elected. Greenburg is one of two candidates, along with Patty Beckman, that will appear on the ballot to fill two vacancies on the board. Former board member Chris(Special to the Progress) tine Schild filed to run as a write-in canJann-Michael Greenberg says post "was not didate. something I had a say in." “I personally would choose to work with “None of this was based on reality, and Ms. Perleberg and others to address the it was not critiquing my performance… It issues facing the district,” he said. “Based was just over-the-top offensive,” she said. on the way they are handling the superinShe added, “I believe in the press he has tendent search, it certainly appears they commended his father, believing he was are willing to address these issues.” He said that he believes “we all now justified. That makes me very concerned about his (potential) service on the gov- share similar goals.” However, Perleberg said the situation erning board.” Perleberg said she initially filed her suit – which she described as very emotional and difficult – would make working with to find out who was behind the website. “Why do they get to stay in the shad- Greenburg difficult. “It will of course be challenging, but as ows?” she said. She said she decided not to pursue a civ- a board member I have faced many chalil suit against Mark Greenburg, because lenges and many difficult people along the way,” she said. “I have been committed to she is “not a litigious person.” “When I did find out, realizing we are serving our students as best as I can, and in a contentious political environment I will continue to focus on that and do my in this district, I decided it was not in my best for SUSD.”

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A three-dimensional map on view at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead depicts the physical relationship between the 30,000-acre preserve and the rest of the City of Scottsdale.

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Dowell Sonoran Preserve Commission and maintenance on existing trails that were built or approved before the charter amendment takes affect. It would also allow for maintenance of trails approved later under guidelines outlined in the proposition. It would also allow for “appropriate restoration efforts within the preserve,” according to the official Proposition 420 text – which Alexander said would encompass adding watering holes. The text of the amendment also allows for the expansion of trailhead parking “as depicted in each approved trailhead plan,” and the completion of Little Granite, Fraesfield and Pima/Dynamite trailheads in accordance with trailhead plans approved before the amendment takes effect. Alexander said the preserve has its own fire plan that would not be affected by the charter amendment. However, the amendment does not specifically address that fire plan. A city spokesperson said Scottsdale has fire response plans for the McDowell Sonoran Preserve that it updates regularly, though many details are kept confidential to maintain security and public safety. The city will wait until voters have spoken before assessing the potential impact Prop 420 could have on those plans. The Protect Your Preserve PAC, which filed organization papers with the city in August, urges no on Proposition 420. If the proposition fails, the power to alter the Preserve would remain with the council. Detractors have argued that the proposition language is too vague and would put too much power in the hands of an unelected body – the McDowell Sonoran preserve Commission. Members of that commission are appointed by the City Council. “This is not good governance,” said Jan

Dolan, former city manager and chairperson of the Protect Your Preserve PAC. “You don’t just change the charter for a particular project you fear or don’t like.” Dolan said the charter is like the Constitution and that any proposed changes should be handled via an official review committee and a review by Council. Mayor Jim Lane said he attempted to bring the issue before City Council two years ago but received little support. While support for Proposition 420 does not necessarily mean opposition to the Desert Edge project, the two issues are inextricably linked. If passed, the charter amendment would require a vote by Scottsdale residents to approve Desert Edge – the proposed $68-million, 47,586-square-foot education and tourism center that would be built south of the Gateway Trailhead. No DDC, an anti-Desert Edge organization run by pro-Prop 420 residents, including Alexander, said it would open up the preserve “to future commercial development,” according to its website. Sam Campana, executive director of the Desert Discovery Center Inc. nonprofit behind the proposed Desert Edge, rejected that claim and said the project is about education. She added that it would include facilities geared towards providing informational experiences to visitors about the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. “I continue to believe the best way to preserve the preserve is to have the most people know the most about it,” she said. Campana said she believes many people who signed the petitions to put Prop 420 on the ballot did so “under false pretenses” due to the claims about commercial development. Both sides have found support on the City Council. Mayor Lane and Councilmembers Su-

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zanne Klapp, Kathy Littlefield and Guy Phillips have supported voting yes on Prop 420. Lane said he congratulated Proposition 420 supporters for going through the proper channels and gathering the signatures necessary to put the issue on the ballot. “I told them I was for 420 at that point in time because I want the public to weigh in,” Lane said. Klapp, Phillips and Littlefield each wrote arguments supporting Prop 420 in the city’s official voter pamphlet. In their individual statements, Councilmembers Klapp and Phillips each applauded the grassroots effort that gathered enough signatures to put Prop 420 before voters. “I support Proposition 420 because it is what a large portion of our residents want,” Klapp wrote. She said she had always anticipated a large project on the preserve would go before voters, who would have to approve general obligation bond funding. However, the latest plans for Desert Edge would use bed tax revenues and dedicated preserve funds that do not require voter approval – a move that drew the ire of many residents. Phillips wrote that he became disillusioned by city leaders’ attempts to build a Desert Discovery Center for years despite what he characterized as “a large outcry from our residents.” In her statement, Littlefield wrote that she has always been opposed to building a discovery center on the preserve without voter approval. On the other side, Councilmembers Virginia Korte, David Smith and Linda Milhaven all support voting no on Prop 420. Both Korte and Milhaven contrib-

uted statements to the city’s voter pamphlet advocating for residents to vote no. In an email newsletter she also shared on social media, Korte wrote that she agreed with the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, which recently came out against Prop 420. Korte wrote that she believed Proposition 420 “lacks clarity and is open to interpretation” and empowered unelected volunteers on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission to make decisions about the future of the preserve and circumvent the City Council. Councilman David Smith said he respects the citizens who collected signatures to put Prop 420 on the ballot and urges all voters to read the proposition text to understand it fully. Smith said he believes the purpose of the charter amendment is not to preserve land but “to narrowly define how this recreational preserve will be developed in the future.” He also echoed allegations made in a complaint filed with the city about the alleged use of dark money in the pro-Prop 420 campaign. The complete text and ballot language for Proposition 420 is available on the city’s website at Voters will also receive a voter pamphlet approximately 30 days before the election containing 19 arguments submitted in favor of the Proposition and 51 arguments submitted against. The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy – a nonprofit that helps maintain the Preserve – has chosen not to take sides on the prop. "We encourage every citizen to carefully review both sections of Proposition 420," it said in part. Information: ScottsdaleAZ/Elections/1 10618ElectionPamphlet.pdf.



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Battle over Prop 420 has a nasty underbelly BY WAYNE SCHUTSKY Progress Managing Editor


hile the debate has remained relatively civil within City Hall, the fight over Prop 420 has turned ugly in the streets with both sides lobbing allegations that the other is using misinformation and dirty tactics. Phoenix-based law firm Statecraft recently filed a formal complaint with the city on behalf of resident Paula Sturgeon-Mortensen alleging that Protect Our Preserve PAC violated campaign finance laws by funneling pro-Prop 420 donations through the Protect Our Preserve 501(c)(4) organization. The complaint also alleged that the associated No DDC organization – named for its opposition to the Desert Discovery Center, now Desert Edge – failed to register as a political action committee with the city and has not disclosed expenditures in support of Prop 420. The city is currently considering the complaint. Another proponent of voting no on

Prop 420, former McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission Chair Art DeCabooter, wrote in an op-ed in The Progress that several pro-Prop 420 residents – including former Mayor Mary Manross, council candidate Solange Whitehead and former Councilman Bob Littlefield – are now dividing the community and had actually supported Desert Discovery Center in the past, citing recorded minutes from commission and council meetings in 2006 and 2007. However, those high-profile Prop 420 supporters disagreed with DeCabooter’s assessment. Manross responded with an op-ed of her own and wrote that times had changed and that the development they had discussed in the past is not needed today. Similarly, Bob Littlefield said the Desert Edge concept that exists today is not the project he supported, which was a small, low-impact interpretive center with no commercial or nighttime activity. “This has actually already been built, it is the current Preserve Gateway,”

he wrote in an email to the Progress. “Nothing more is required to complete that vision.” Whitehead, who served on the commission with DeCabooter and is now running for City Council, said she has never supported the Desert Discovery Center. “I have always believed there are enough buildings and not near enough open space. Kids don’t need museums – or want them. They need wide open, unstructured, slightly dangerous, unpredictable areas to run and run and run,” she said. “As it turns out, that is what tourists want too. Tourists of all ages. The tourism studies done when I was a commissioner supported my position,” Whitehead added.


Both sides have also lobbed allegations of mudslinging against the other, and social media has only exacerbated the vitriolic nature of this campaign season. A recent edition of the Scottsdale Edge,

which appears to be an email newsletter circulated amongst some Scottsdale residents, accused vocal Proposition 420 supporter Jason Alexander of being behind a movement called Boycott Scottsdale – an accusation he categorically denied. “It is 100 percent made up,” Alexander said. “I have never been involved.” A Facebook page for Boycott Scottsdale existed but has been shut down. The Scottsdale Edge newsletter, which is published anonymously, provided no proof to back up its claims. Despite the claim’s dubious nature, the allegation could have serious repercussions. One elected official who supports Proposition 420 told The Progress they had serious reservations about associating with Alexander after hearing about his alleged association with Boycott Scottsdale, because they did not want to be associated with that type of movement. The official said it could have a nega-

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tive effect on general support for the proposition moving forward. “It is beyond disappointing that their entire strategy is the politics of personal destruction,” Alexander said. Those that support building Desert Edge and/or voting no on Prop 420 said they have also been the subject of personal attacks over the past two years. Sam Campana is the executive director of Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, the nonprofit behind the proposed Desert Edge. Campana said that she and her organization have been the subject of character attacks and other attempts to discredit them. She said these attacks have accused her of embezzling and misappropriating funds, which she said is ludicrous. Campana – who previously led Audubon Arizona in her career – said her background speaks for itself. “The only thing I have ever done in my life aside from public policy is run two statewide nonprofit organizations,” she said. “So, if there is something I know a lot about, it is running nonprofit organizations.”

She said she was hired to run Desert Discovery Center Inc. specifically because of that expertise and to ensure the organization was run properly. “It’s especially insulting to me that they would file a complaint with the IRS…” Campana said. She also said Facebook pages have been created with names like “Sam Scampana” that misrepresent her. She said the pages are set up “as though it were me saying all sorts of outrageous things that I would never say.” She also said supporters of Proposition 420 have started or threatened boycotts against businesses that donated to her nonprofit or hosted fundraisers, including Harkins Theatres and Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. No DDC, an organization started by Alexander, filed an IRS complaint against Desert Discovery Center Inc., alleging that it partook in lobbying in violation of its status as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Campana said the complaint was baseless. “(The complaint) has gone nowhere in over a year…” she said. Jan Dolan, former city manager and chairperson of the Protect Your Pre-

serve PAC, said she has had similar experiences. “I have been bullied and shocked by it,” she said. “I have had to close Facebook and Facebook Messenger accounts (because of harassment).” Dolan said fake social media profiles have been set up in her name and her friends have received harassing emails. “It is unfortunate, and it is just not our history and not what we are about as a community,” she said. For their part, both Dolan and Campana said they do not believe individuals on their side of the argument have engaged in similar tactics. However, certain social media posts and the allegations made against Alexander in Scottsdale Edge tell a different story. Alexander decried several Twitter accounts that include references to Scottsdale in the name that have been used to lob personal attacks at him and other “yes” supporters. “If you look at these accounts, it is all personal and a constant series of attacks on me, Mike Norton and Howard Meyers, who is a preserve legend,” Alexander said. “When it comes to the tone of campaign, you have to remem-

ber that we are putting names behind our criticisms.” It is impossible to tell if any of these accounts are officially linked with Protect Your Preserve or pro-Desert Edge groups because they are posted anonymously. However, some of the accounts lobbing insults, including one named @ ScottsdaleNeeds, have posted multiple tweets in favor of voting no on 420 and also pushed the narrative that Alexander started “Boycott Scottsdale” without providing any verifiable evidence to prove that claim. On the other side, an account with the handle @noprop420 popped up in August of this year that was supposedly in favor of the Desert Edge but had several misleading and easily debunked posts that fed into the fears of detractors, such as: “Build the Desert Edge! We’re even looking at building a small resort as part of the DE to give people a real immersion into the Sonoran desert experience!” On Sept. 14, the account “suddenly” changed course and became a pro-Prop 420 the account. It is unclear who runs this account.

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Meet the Scottsdale Uni�ied school board candidates EDITOR'S NOTE: The Scottsdale Progress invited the three candidates for two seats on the Scottsdale Unified School District government board to answer a questionnaire. They were told that answers exceeding 50 words would be edited in print for reasons of space. This is the first part of the questionnaire, and the second half will run next


Sunday. The entire questionnaire and their full answers are on The full questionnaire is available at In addition, we invited candidates to write four Opinion section pieces that will begin running today. The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9. Early balloting begins Oct. 10.

Age: 59 Immediate family: Husband Shawn, two daughters Community you live in: Paradise Valley How long have you lived in Scottsdale? My family has lived in the Scottsdale area since the 1950s. I have lived in Paradise Valley since 2002. Educational background: ASU bachelor’s degree in finance, various finance licenses. What district do/did your children attend elementary, middle and high school and were they public schools? My children have always attended SUSD schools. Occupation: 20 years in finance. CFO of a small private manufacturing company. Community involvement: Co-chairing an annual women’s health and wealth sympo-

sium; presenter in the partnership between Smith Barney and Scottsdale Healthcare; teaching non-credit investment classes for women at Scottsdale Community College; board of directors at Desert Stages Theatre. SUSD involvement: Supporter of the community outreach program at Hohokam Elementary School, worked on “Yes to Children” campaign, “homeroom mom” while working with the PTO at Kiva Elementary, PTO co-president at Mohave Middle School. Why are you running for school board? believe I can assist our district in assuming its rightful position as a destination district.

… The community members must have faith that there is responsible oversight of the use of their tax dollars and that those dollars are used to build programs as well as buildings that provide students with essential resources as they are prepared for their future. How do you de�ine a school board member’s role? I agree with the role of a board member as defined by The Arizona School Boards Association. I intend to serve as someone who thoughtfully fulfills the duties of the role as outlined above, in addition to being a positive resource for the parents of children in our district.

What three personal skills/attributes would you bring to the board? 1) I am an effective listener who has positive relationships with the parents, community members, teachers, staff and administrators of SUSD. This is essential as we move forward. 2) I possess over 20 years of finance experience and will exercise due diligence in making financial decisions for the district. Our budget must reflect our values. 3.) I demonstrate commitment to the entire SUSD community by leading and participating in activities and roles that affect the lives of children. What, if anything, should the board do to improve school security? A priority is

Age: 59 Immediate family: Three grown children, two grandchildren Community you live in: McDowell Mountain Ranch How long have you lived in Scottsdale? 25 years Educational background: B.A. Political Science (1980), J.D. (1983) – Creighton University, Omaha, NE; M.A. Christian Studies/Urban Ministry (2015) – Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. What district do/did your children attend elementary, middle and high school

and were they public schools? My children attended and graduated from Scottsdale School District schools including Laguna, Mountainside, Desert Canyon Elementary and Middle, Copper Ridge Middle, and Saguaro and Desert Mountain High Schools. Occupation: Retired/Community Volunteer Community involvement: Downtown Ambassador, Neighborhood Services mediator, Neighborhood Enhancement Commission member (2004-2010); Deacon and Sunday school teacher.

SUSD involvement: School board member (2003-2006); school volunteer. Why are you running for school board? I chose to run because our community preferred an election. Prior elections were cancelled due to lack of competition and voters wanted a choice. Unlike the other candidates, I have school board experience and the knowledge to get the district back on track. I am also the only one that has been in every district school and understands the unique characteristics of each. How do you de�ine a school board member’s role? Board members are liaisons between the community and the district. They must communicate with their

stakeholders. Key functions of the board include monitoring the district’s finances and academic achievement. The board should review the budget on a monthly basis and ensure teachers have adequate pay, classroom supplies and access to meaningful professional development. What three personal skills/attributes would you bring to the board? I am the only candidate with prior school board experience. I know the law and budget and hired a superintendent using a transparent national search. I oversaw the high school bond projects, which were completed on

sic copyright licensing company. Community Involvement: Volunteer teacher’s aide at Yavapai Elementary; voluntarily investigated allegations of corruption at SUSD, obtained 10,000 documents and prepared three reports detailing 1,000 relevant documents supporting those allegations. Why are you running for the school board? I have consistently championed greater means of accountability and finan-

cial oversight, including the creation of an internal auditing department, an inspector general’s position within the district, quarterly compliance and ethics training and annual conflicts of interest filings for all district employees. I have also been vocal about greater learning opportunities for students. How do you de�ine a school board member’s role? Our predominant job is to ensure that we are providing a high-

quality education to all students, especially those with special needs, and ensuring that our limited resources are being used as efficiently and effectively as is possible to maximize the quality of that education. It is within the area of governance and supervision that I intend to implement district policies calling for the creation of an internal auditing department and so on. My views on educational opportunities will be best developed by the superintendent and working with the community,


JANN-MICHAEL GREENBURG Age: 24 Community you live in: McCormick Ranch How long have you lived in Scottsdale? Since August 2017 Educational Background: Arcadia High School, Class of 2012; University of Edinburgh, School of Law. What district do/did your children attend elementary, middle and high school and were they public schools? I do not have children in SUSD. Occupation: Vice President of Business Affairs for Tresóna Multimedia, LLC, a mu-

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(Courtesy of Scottsdale Historical Society)

Former Scottsdale Mayor Sam Campana and architect Bennie Gonzalez enjoy the 30th anniversary of the Civic Center Library and City Hall in 1998.

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tions budget. Barnaby “Bennie” M. Gonzalez was born in Phoenix in the 1920s and opened up his own architectural firm in Scottsdale in 1958. He was known for his southwestern-style and designed other iconic municipal buildings, homes and churches throughout Arizona and the Southwest, including the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Paradise Valley and a renovation of the Heard Museum in Phoenix. His definitive style, which was heavily influenced by the southwest and often featured open spaces, is reflected in City Hall, which was inspired by the Pueblo Indian ceremonial gathering

I believe my job is to express architecturally what Scottsdale means to all of us – a city of open friendliness – the friendliest city in all of the West.

structures called kivas. Gonzalez backed then-Mayor Bud Tims, who may have been ahead of his time when he advocated for an open floor plan that got rid of partitions and doors in order to make city officials more accountable and transparent to citizens. “I believe my job is to express architecturally what Scottsdale means to all of us – a city of open friendliness – the friendliest city in all of the West,” Gonzalez told the Scottsdale Daily Progress in 1967. “I believe we can increase that image by having these various departments working in the open.” Not everyone was a fan of the model, which Gonzalez compared to that used by the ancient Greeks when they conducted government business in the open. “Yes, but doesn’t history also tell us about the collapse of that government?” asked an anonymous city hall employee in the same issue of the Progress. Ultimately, though, Gonzalez got his way – kind of. Another article just after the first phase of City Hall opened in 1968 said only the mayor’s office had a door, though there is also mention of partitions being set up. These days, Gonzalez’ work on City Hall and the Civic Center is considered iconic. Assistant City Manager Brent Stockwell said the city began searching for ways to honor their 50th anniversary and was inspired by a quote from architect Vernon Swaback of Scottsdalebased Swaback Partners on modern-

(Courtesy of Scottsdale Historical Society)

Arizona architect Bennie Gonzalez was chosen to design Scottsdale’s original Civic Center, opened in October 1968 and comprised of City Hall, Civic Center Library and surrounding grounds and gardens referred to as Civic Center Plaza. In 1975 he designed the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts at the Civic Center., a website dedicated to mid-century architecture in the Valley. In the article, Swaback commented that Scottsdale had already honored architects Frank Lloyd Wright with a street name and Paolo Soleri with a bridge and that the city should figure out a way to honor Gonzalez as well. Stockwell said the city sought approval from Gonzalez’ widow Diane Hadley at an event earlier this year that recognized City Hall as a design icon. “She agreed and so we proceeded with our plans to rename the street in conjunction with the Scottsdale Celebrate ’68 event in October,” Stockwell said. The city will host a variety of events honoring Gonzalez during its Celebrate ’68 event, which was set up to commemorate the year the City Hall and Civic Center were built. The city will host a street dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 11 and a Bennie Gonzalez exhibit will open up

on the same day at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit will feature paintings, architectural drawings and models from the city’s collection as well as pieces loaned by Janie Ellis from Cattletrack Studios and former City Councilman David Ortega. Museum admission is free on Thursdays. Ortega also loaned three of Gonzalez’ large-format paintings that will be on display throughout October at Scottsdale City Hall. Scottsdale historian Joan Fudala and architect Doug Sydnor will give a presentation celebrating Gonzalez and the 50th anniversary of the Civic Center at Civic Center Library on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. “These are great opportunities for the community to learn about the legacy of one of Scottsdale’s influential architects, who designed Scottsdale’s Civic Center, including City Hall and Civic Center Library,” Stockwell said.




BECKMAN from page 16

designating the funds to hire more psychologists and counselors who work with students and families in distress. A statewide student to counselor ratio of 900-1, is deplorable. The mental health and wellbeing of our children must be a priority. We also need to make our buildings safer. We recently passed a bond to rebuild our elementary schools; we need to make certain that these rebuilds ensure the safety of the students and adults.

SCHILD from page 16

time and budget. I have the skills to oversee the Attorney General’s mandates. I am retired and have the time to do the job right. What, if anything, should the board do to improve school security? The district should focus on prevention by creating supportive school environments, embedding anti-bullying programs such as Erase the Hate in the curriculum, and building partnerships with parents and the community to heighten awareness. The district should adhere to best practices for facilities safety and continue to employ school resource officers.

GREENBURG from page 16

teachers and school board. What three personal skills/attributes would you bring to the board? Over the past year, and indeed over the past several years as both a student and full-time worker, I have demonstrated a clear passion for our public education institutions, a willingness to address the problems our district faces and provide concrete means of fixing them and, most importantly, a willingness and desire to constantly learn from those who are experts in their fields.

Scottsdale will party Saturday like it's 1968 PROGRESS NEWS STAFF


he City of Scottsdale will commemorate the 50th anniversary of City Hall and Civic Center Library with a community-wide festival that hearkens back to the celebration the city originally threw back in 1968 when City Hall first opened, illustrated by the invitation on the right. Celebrate ‘68 will take place on Oct. 13 between Scottsdale City Hall and the Hotel Valley Ho from 5 to 8 p.m. The free family-friendly festival will feature a handful of educational and entertainment opportunities that hearken back to 1968, including a public march from City Hall to Hotel Valley Ho at 7 p.m. The marchers will follow behind a mariachi band in the back of a pickup, – something that actually happened at the original celebration. A fireworks display will take place at the hotel following the march. The celebration will also include a scavenger hunt around Scottsdale Civic Center from 5 to 7 p.m. that will give





attendees the chance to win prizes. During that same time, attendees can go on art and architecture tours at City Hall and Civic Center Library to learn more about these buildings, which were designed by famous Valley architect Bennie Gonzalez. The entertainment options at the festival will also have a distinctly 1960s vibe, featuring two of the most famous acts from the era – kind of. A Beatles vs. Stones showdown will take place 6 to 8 p.m. at Hotel Valley Ho featuring The Beatles and Rolling Stones tribute bands. Main Street will also be lined with classic cars from the '50s, '60s and '70s, courtesy of Scottsdale-based Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. The city will host several other engagements in the days leading up to the Celebrate ’68 event itself. On Oct. 11, the city will host a photorich presentation at Civic Center Library at 6 p.m. Historian Joan Fudala and architect Doug Sydnor will discuss what made 1968 such a historic year for Scottsdale.

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Earlier that day, the city will officially dedicate a portion of First Avenue to Gonzalez and rename that section Bennie Gonzalez Way. That event will take place at 10:30 a.m. just north of City Hall. A collection of Gonzalez’ artwork will also be on display at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art starting on Oct. 11.




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he city's longest regularly scheduled ballroom dance program takes place at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Road. A visit last week found 1)Bonghan Yun and Fume Powell in full swing; 2) Nancy and Stanley Chen enjoying a dance; 3) Carla Elliot manning the DJ booth; 4) Frank Cucuzza teaching some steps; 5) Bonghan Yun again getting some lessons from Bettie Page; 6) Jim Zugay and Donna Grether taking a breather; and William Fishman showing the dance floor is always there for the young at heart.












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7 Story stop (Ages 0-5)

Build children’s literacy with a free picture book program from 2 to 2:15 p.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Information: 480-3127323.

brary, 10101 N. 90th St. Information: 480-312-7323.


9 Tail waggin’ tales (Ages 6-10)

Children can practice their reading skills with a certi-

Ingram entertainment

Enjoy HipHop dance instructions from Ryan Ingram from 1 to 2 p.m. at Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road. Information: 602-930-2329.


8 Film series: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

Enjoy the film inspired by Mister Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be

Art all around us

The Phoenix Art Museum will present expert slide talks on art from 11 a.m. to noon at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. Information: 480312-7323.

Mustang poets

Meet with other poets from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Mustang Li-


tive math and science concepts from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Palomino Library, 12575 E. Via Linda. Information: 480312-7323.

Fall break bonanza

fied therapy dog from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. Information: 480-312-7323.

Twos and threes together (Ages 2-3)

Young children can learn social and literacy skills from 10 to 10:30 a.m. with short stories, finger-plays and action rhymes at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Information: 480312-7323. Children and their caregivers can listen to stories and music and participate in rhyming activities from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Arabian Library, 10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road. Information: 480-3127323.


10 Fun with math and science (Ages 3-5)

Children can explore interac-

Enjoy a free public art walk from 7 to 9 p.m. along Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard and on Marshall Way north of

Celebrate Fall break from 1 to 2 p.m. at at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Information: 480312-7323.

Contemporary literature book discussion group

Discuss “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty at 6:15 p.m. at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Information: 480-3127323.

Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. Restaurants, museums and trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides are available during weekly art walks. Information:




Family storytime (Ages 0-5)

My Neighbor,” from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Information: 480-3127323.

This suspense-filled novels book club will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to discuss “Playing with Fire” by Tess Gerritsen at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. Information: 480312-7323.

Little libros (Ages 0-5)

Learn fun songs, stories and rhymes in English and Spanish from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Information: 480-3127323.

Tiny tot time (Ages 0-24 months)

Develop babies’ literacy with songs, rhymes, movement and board books from 1 to 2 p.m. at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. Information: 480312-7323.


Fire truck

Children can meet Scottsdale firefighters and see a fire truck from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Program details may change if the firefighters need to respond to an emergency. Information: 480-312-7323.

Gather with other knitters to work on individual projects, share advice and talk with others from 1 to 3 p.m. at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Information: 480-312-7323.

Scottsdale bakes

Scottsdale bakes is a book club for book lovers who love to

Footprints on the desert: Frank Lloyd Wright

Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s work as an architect with an

13 Princess day

Bring the family to the new Unicorn Cupcake Boutique at 7227 E. Shea Blvd. from 11 a.m. to noon to meet princess Moana, listen to a story, take photos and get a signed autograph. Children are welcome to come dressed up. Information: 602-601-2911.

Spook-tacular Halloween dance party

Those 16 years and older with disabilities are invited to a fun Halloween party from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Adapted Services

Center, 8102 E. Jackrabbit Road. Tickets are $2. Information: 480-312-2234.

Books 2 boogie (Ages 0-5)

Children and their caregivers are invited to participate in music, movement and song from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. Information: 480-312-7323.

Tellers of tales

bake. Attendees are encourages to share recipes and baked goods. This month’s theme is chocolate chip cookies and features “Favorite Cookies” by Williams Sonomas Test Kitchen and “Great Cookies” by Carole Walter. The group will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Arabian Library, 10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch

The Scottsdale Philharmonic will feature pieces from Liszt, Sibelius and Beethoven from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd. Information: 480-951-6077.


In stitches knitters group

Scottsdale travel club

Share travel experiences and plans with other travel enthusiasts from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Arabian Library, 10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch

Road. Information: 480-3127323.

art gallery featuring his most notable work from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Information: 480-3127323.

9th annual taco festival

Over 50 participating restaurants and food trucks will

serve $2 tacos from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road. Attendees will enjoy live music, Lucha Libre wrestling shows, cooking classes, eating contests and more. Information: 480-270-5000.


15 Film series: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Learn the art of storytelling from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Information: 480-3127323.

Enjoy the action-packed “Solo: A Star Wars Story” from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Information: 480-312-7323.


Join others in playing a fun game of bridge from 3 to 5 p.m. at Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive. Information: 480-312-7323.


Scottsdale Philharmonic concert

Advanced beginner bridge




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THURSDAY, OCT. 11 How to effectively deal with bullying in community associations

Learn how to manage inappropriate bullying behavior in board members. DETAILS>> 1-3 p.m., Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. Free. Registration is required. Information: 480-312-7323.


Essential estate planning

This presentation examines the differences between will-based plans and trust-based plans. DETAILS>> 10-11 a.m., Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. Free. Registration is required. Information: 480312-7323.

MONDAY, OCT. 22 Drop-in e-reader help

Receive help with downloadables. Bring your device, library, car and questions. DETAILS>> 11 a.m.-noon, Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive. Free. Information: 480-312-7323.


The Grand Canyon National Park turns 100

Attend a presentation on the history of the Grand Canyon National Park on its 100th birthday. DETAILS>> 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. Free. Registration is required. Information: 480312-7323.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27 Fall book sale

Join the library in a book sale this fall. DETAILS>> 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive. Free. Information: 480-312-7323.


Being safe and secure in your home

A member of the Scottsdale Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit will share the latest criminal trends as well as steps to prevent victimization. DETAILS>> 1-3 p.m., Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. Free. Information: 480-312-7323.

ing to me, I am then being generous with the rest of the community. That has been my philosophy.” Susan is an ardent volunteer. She has hosted blood drives for the American Red Cross, volunteered at a Hospice of the Valley facility and served meals to the homeless at the Lodestar Day Resource Center in Phoenix. “We couldn’t pick two nicer people,” Bell said. “Both of them are extremely philanthropic in the community. They do their philanthropy in a kind of quiet way. They’re extremely generous. They support a lot of causes in the Jewish community. They support a lot of causes that promote civil dialogue.” And that’s the goal of the Heritage Award Gala: to let the community know that the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center is a safe place for open communication. “The end result is that we want to promote more peace in our society,” Bell said. “That really is the purpose of it is that we’re here to try and let people understand other people better. When you can understand each other better, you end up with peace.” The 2018 Heritage Award Gala takes place Oct. 20 and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens will be the keynote speaker.

If you go

What: 2018 Heritage Award Gala When: Oct. 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road Tickets: $200 Information:

Calendar SUNDAYS

North Scottsdale fellowship club New Faces AA meeting

Find recovery from alcohol addiction alongside this support group. Club membership is not required to attend meetings. DETAILS>> 7:45 a.m., North Scottsdale Fellowship Club, 10427 N. Scottsdale Road. Free.

Free Yoga

The Valley of the Sun JCC is partnering with Lululemon to provide free yoga to all levels. DETAILS>> 10:30-11:30 a.m., Lululemon, 15257 N. Scottsdale Road Information: 480-922-2544.

Etiquette classes for children

Each Sunday in October, registered students will practice self-introduction, handshaking, eye contact, smiling, apologizing, phone skills, table manners and more. DETAILS>> 1-3 p.m. Sundays, St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, 10755 N. 124th St. $225. Information: 480-5106346.


Seababies swim lessons

This class teaches young infants ages 6 months to 4 years how to swim. DETAILS>> 10:10-10:40 a.m., McDowell Mountain Ranch Park and Aquatic Center, 15525 N. Thompson Peak Parkway. $24-$36. Information: 480-3127967.




Designer gives back to the community that helped her BY KRISTINE CANNON Progress Staff Writer

Southe Scottsdalrn e


rowing up in Kuwait, Dala Al-Fuwaires had two strong women in her life: her mother and grandmother. “My grandmother was pretty progressive for a woman,” Al-Fuwaires said. “She became the first female broadcaster in the Middle East, first voice to be heard on the radio. She broke a lot of barriers. “I feel like growing up around that gave me the permission to do things that are not maybe easily accepted by society.” Seeing this gave Al-Fuwaires the courage to take a risk of her own. She opened her own interior design firm in 2016, FJI.Design, a mere three months after leaving another firm in the area. Al-Fuwaires looked into to job opportunities, but nothing felt like a fit. So, she did for herself what she would ultimately end up doing for other businesses: She created a space for herself, a place within the interior design world to call her own. “None of the environments were environments I felt like I would want to be working in and thrive in, so I decided I’ll just have to create this space for myself if I’m having a hard time finding it,” she said. So, Al-Fuwaires hunkered down and sent emails – many, many emails. “I reached out to absolutely everybody in the industry that I had crossed paths with,” she said, adding that she had built up a healthy database of contacts over the past decade. And it paid off.

(Kim Carrillo/Progress Staff Photographer)

FJI.Design principal Dala Al-Fuwaires works in her office in Old Town Scottsdale.

“Within a week, I had four jobs. That reassured me that this is the right thing to do.” FJI, which stands for Fuwaires Justin Interiors and combines Al-Fuwaires’ maiden and married name, is a full-service interior design firm specializing in hospitality, “with a sweet spot for food and beverage.” “I couldn’t figure out why I had such a passion for this, but I think to every moment that’s considered the best moment in my life and it’s always at a table around food, talking with friends or family,” she said, adding that she would gather with her family every single night for dinner. “I wanted to bottle up that moment and just replicate that over and over and over, to give people an opportunity to really just enjoy the current moment and forget about any stresses outside of that space,” Al-Fuwaires said. While FJI is a relatively young company,

Al-Fuwaires has already completed six projects and currently has four other projects in progress. She’s busy, but she knew from day one that, each year, she would carve out time to help businesses, pro bono, via FJI’s Design it Forward program. “I had the entire community support me and get me started, and I wanted to thank them, but I couldn’t think of a way besides a ‘thank you’ card,” Al-Fuwaires said. “So I decided I would give back in the form of giving someone what they gave me.” Al-Fuwaires created this arm of the business to support the talent and passion found in the local community. The recipient of the first Design it Forward project was Freak Brothers Pizza, which opened its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in August at The Churchill in downtown Phoenix. For its second year,

SOUTH SCOTTSDALE TUESDAY, OCT. 9 Scottsdale Bar Association CLE luncheon program

Beth Jo Zeitzer and Josephine Giordano will prepare a presentation on the appointment of special commissioner and receivers to resolve jointly owned asset disputes. DETAILS>> 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 Gainey Club Drive. Registration required. Information: 480-448-6277.

THURSDAY, OCT. 11 Ask the expert

Speak with HonorHealth healthcare professionals to learn more about acute inpatient rehab, skilled nursing and home health.

DETAILS>> 1-2 p.m., Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Free. Information: 602-745-7250.


American Marketing Association workshop

Join International Leadership Specialist Kate Wilson in a presentation on creating more success, balance and impact as a marketer. DETAILS>> 3-5 p.m., Scottsdale Flemings, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road. $15$35. Information:


Art and architecture at City

Hall and Civic Center Library

Discover some of Arizona’s most iconic public architecture in an open house and behind-the-scenes tours. DETAILS>> 5-7 p.m., Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Free. Information: 602-7457250.


Own it �inancial education

Learn tools that help people save for the future, budget, manage a bank account and use credit wisely. DETAILS>> 5-7 p.m., Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Free. Registration is required. Information: 602-745-7250.

FJI helped Iconic Cocktail Co. in Phoenix. “It was fun to see their passion,” Al-Fuwaires said. “It fueled me to just keep going and to get them the best product and service we possibly could. But it’s nice to see someone opening up their store for the first time; that’s exciting.” Al-Fuwaires also emphasizes the importance of supporting the local economy. Online applications for Design it Forward open in June 2019, but in the meantime, Al-Fuwaires has more than enough projects keeping her busy. “We are working on quite a few speakeasies, so that’s obviously a trend,” she said. One such speakeasy with Al-Fuwaires’ design credit is The White Rabbit, slated to open in October in Gilbert. Al-Fuwaires also plans to expand FJI into the Middle East. “We just completed one project in Kuwait [a coffee shop called Alert] that opens up this weekend, so that’ll kind of be the gateway to attaining more projects in the Middle East,” she said. Currently, you can see FJI’s work up close and personal at Thrive Coworking and Ticket Force in Gilbert, as well as Pokitrition in Phoenix – in addition to the aforementioned pro bono work. While Al-Fuwaires and the rest of the FJI team continue to create imaginative, aesthetically pleasing spaces for businesses around the Valley, it would not have been possible had Al-Fuwaires not done the same for herself. “The hardest thing is making the leap, but once you do, you survive.” Information:

Calendar WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

SCORE one-on-one business mentoring

SCORE’s large network of volunteer business mentors will offer answers to business questions. DETAILS>> 1-5 p.m., Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Free. Registration is required. Information: 602-745-7250.


CNUW fall plant sale

Scottsdale Community College will hold a fall plant fundraiser featuring cacti, trees, shrubs, house plants, aquatic plants, bee poles and wildflower seeds. Proceeds benefit the Center for Native and Urban Wildlife.

DETAILS>> 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Road. Plant prices are $3-$25. Information: 480-423-6731.

TUESDAY, OCT. 23 Enforcing CC&Rs

Receive practical advice on how to effectively administer covenants, conditions and restrictions to maintain the overall quality of life and basic community standards for HOAs. DETAILS>> 1-3 p.m., Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road. Information: 480-3123111.



Looking Back




Civic Center replaced rented, recycled buildings BY JOAN FUDALA Progress Contributor


onsider yourself in 1968 Scottsdale, running some civic errands. To meet with a city staff member, you’d go to the rented second �loor of the building near the northwest corner of Indian School and Scottsdale roads across from Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor. To attend a Scottsdale City Council meeting, you’d go to the city courtroom in the Police Department building on the west side of the “Little Red Schoolhouse” (then being used as the public library) on Main Street. While you were attending that council meeting, your kids could do their homework at the 1909-vintage library next door – that is, if the basement hadn’t �looded (again), or if they could �ind a place to sit in the overcrowded space. For the booming community Scottsdale, this scavenger hunt to �ind civic spaces was unacceptable. Thanks to a partnership between city of�icials and citizens called the Scottsdale Town Enrichment Program (STEP), that trek among rented and recycled buildings was about to end. In 1964, the City of Scottsdale invited scores of residents to join a STEP committee to draw up a prioritized wish-list of what civic infrastructure and amenities Scottsdale needed to serve its thenpopulation of about 60,000 and growing. Committees hashed over the desire for a municipal airport, an expanded park system, a junior college, a visual and performing arts center and a Western museum. In less than a year, the Civic Center STEP Committee had presented recommendations to the City Council, reviewed proposals from 35 architectural �irms, had a consultant do a site survey and called for a bond election to �inance the project. Perhaps having been moved too quickly, the Sept. 28, 1965 bond issue to fund the new civic center was narrowly defeated. With more time to communicate the advantages of the Civic Center plan, its advocates were successful when voters passed the $2.4 million Civic Center bond issue

(Special to the Progress)

This Sept. 23, 1966 ad in the Scottsdale Daily Progress promoted passage of a bond issue to fund Scottsdale Civic Center.

on Sept. 27, 1966. A committee of 20 citizens selected Arizona architect Bennie Gonzales, who was a World War II veteran and one of the �irst graduates of the Arizona State University School of Architecture, to design Scottsdale’s Civic Center. The site selected was a 14-acre tract of land bounded by Hinton Avenue to the east, Second Street to the south, George Avenue to the west and First Street to the north. One of the �irst challenges was to buy parcels of land from individual homeown-

ers in what was then a neighborhood. Arnold Construction Company broke ground for the 36,000-square-foot City Hall and 39,000-square-foot library in January 1968. A week of dedication events in October 1968 celebrated the accomplishments of the hundreds of citizens, students, of�icials, contractors, artists and others who worked together to create Scottsdale’s new Civic Center. The Scottsdale Artists League hosted a ‘paint-in’ (oh, how Sixties!), and the new Stagebrush Theatre at Second Street and

Marshall Way hosted its �irst production, “Light Up the Sky.” Models posed at Civic Center to promote an All-Arizona Fashion show (a bikini-clad model caused a temporary halt to construction, according to a blurb on the front page of the Scottsdale Daily Progress). Scottsdale resident Louise Lincoln Kerr composed a special dedicatory piece for the Phoenix Symphony to play in concert at Coronado High School. Folk singer Dolan Ellis performed along with other local musicians at a concert. The highlight of the dedication week was the Friday, Oct. 11 walk down Main Street (which was then a through-street, now interrupted by an expanded Civic Center Mall), starting at the Hotel Valley Ho and ending at the new Civic Center. Mayor Bud Tims led the procession, which followed a mariachi band playing on a �latbed truck. Hundreds were then treated to a �irst-look at their new City Hall. Due to furnishing delays, the library did not open for public use until Nov. 26. According to Scottsdale Daily Progress news coverage, library staff was assisted by Boy Scouts and DeMolay members to move not only the 60,000 books from the former Little Red Schoolhouse library location, but about 40,000 more books in storage that had never been in circulation due to the lack of shelf space. Scottsdale Planning Director George Fretz caused a bit of a kerfuf�le when he hung a prized elk head in his new of�ice; the Fine Arts Commission immediately voted to ban all ‘objects of taxidermy’ in the Civic Center. The �irst City Council meeting to be held in the City Hall Kiva took place Oct. 28. Once installed in its new City Hall, the City Council was presented petitions from thousands of residents who wanted to “Save the Schoolhouse” from planned demolition (for expansion of the police department) now that the library had a new home. That former schoolhouse/town hall/ library was saved, housed the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce for 18 years and has been home to the Scottsdale Historical Society museum since 1991.



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Area resorts tap into new business with tarot cards BY KRISTINE CANNON Progress Staff Writer


ead-to-toe pampering, couples’ massages, facial treatments – all services one would expect to �ind at a luxury resort’s spa, including the Phoenician Spa. But keep �lipping through the Phoenician Spa’s menu of services and stop on page 14. In capped letters, the �irst service is “Illumination Through Tarot.” The description reads: “Our intuitive guide helps �ind answers to questions you’ve been asking by using the ancient art of Tarot.” Tarot? At a spa? It may seem out of place, but not at the Phoenician. Illumination Through Tarot has been on the menu since the beginning – 1988 – making this year 30 years of on-site tarot readings. “The original spa facility, The Centre for Well-Being, was really ahead of its time,” Phoenician Spa Director Sheryl McCormick said. McCormick said the reasoning behind adding this service is in the spa’s mission: to provide a transformative experience. “The philosophy of the program was to provide services that healed and rejuvenated not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well.” Phoenician Spa’s Intuitive Guide is Cindy Nichols. She has been offering tarot readings on the property since 1995, and you can choose between a 50-minute or 80-minute session. The service is not only popular with spa guests, but also with local Scottsdale residents – and it only continues to gain popularity. “In today’s turbulent times, people are looking for spiritual health, balance and understanding in their lives,” McCormick said. “As a result, they seek out new ways to achieve on overall harmony, making tarot card readings more popular.” “Everyone is so on �ire over the tarot,” Nichols added. “You throw in the economy, you throw in our political situation… there are so many people who take it so seriously, I’m amazed. There’s just this explosion.” This explosion is the revival of new age

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industry were up by 30 percent in 2017. “I do think consciousness is escalating,” Nichols said. “People are waking up faster.” The Phoenician isn’t the only resort that offers tarot readings, however. “There is considerable interest in (Special to the Progress) Scottsdale resorts are finding that spa patrons like to get tarot card readings. astrology and the tarot at the resorts,” spirituality. Interest in crystals, astrol- Nichols said. “It isn’t really new; it’s been ogy and, yes, tarot cards are on the rise. going on.” For instance, two other resorts that offer A quick internet search reveals there are hundreds of tarot decks to choose from, tarot readings are Sanctuary Spa at Sancand sales have risen dramatically this year. tuary on Camelback and Joya Spa at Omni Co-creator of the Motherpeace feminist Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Montelucia. According to Nichols, people come in to tarot deck, Karen Vogel, told BBC News that sales were up 268 percent from Janu- visit her for three reasons: career, health ary through June 2018. She added that the and love – in that order. “It’s really always those three things,” increase marked the biggest spike for the Nicols said, adding that professionals �irm in almost 40 years. And, according to US Games Systems, a who come in usually start off the readpublisher of tarot games, sales across the ing by asking about their career, and then

segue into more personal matters, including love and relationships and their children. “Some of them think they don’t want to open up this much,” Nichols said. “But it’s the gambit of money, health and love, and then the children because they’re usually very concerned for their children.” Everyone processes the messages from the cards differently, according to Nichols. Some get emotional, while others are better at hiding their feelings. “But it’s not me. It has nothing to do with me,” Nichols said. “I’m just a parrot. I don’t take any credit for the reading.” Since Nichols has been with Phoenician Spa, she’s read for virtually everyone, from priests and rabbis to CEOs and psychiatrists. She’s even read for celebrities. And while she couldn’t reveal who they were, she did admit that, after 24 years, she’s still watching them manifest what was told to them via tarot readings. Of all of the types of people she has read for, though, there’s one particular group of professionals she has always been surprised by: female lawyers. “Lawyers are still coming in,” she said, “but the women lawyers blow me away. They’re the biggest group.” In the late ‘90s, Nichols had a group of about 30 female lawyers in town for a convention and staying at the Phoenician. Each one wanted a tarot reading, but Nichols could only get through 15 of them. “They’re not coming in to ask about their career,” Nichols said, adding that they were coming in to ask about their respective love lives. While everyone has varying reasons for signing up for a tarot reading, McCormick believes the intent remains the same: People are looking to heal. “I think it is more on the rise today than in the past, as individuals embrace cultures and ideas that allow them to explore outside of their traditional beliefs and followings, McCormick said. “Especially for guests who may be looking for an emotional, rather than physical, healing experience, this treatment is perfect for achieving those goals.”





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White males too often are being painted with the same brush BY DAVID LEIBOWITZ Progress Columnist


ecades back, I took a class on logic. This was the early 1980s, so excuse me if the details are foggy – just protecting my possible appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court – but I remember logic class as a slog because it involved reading the old Greeks and memorizing Latin phrases like ad hominem. One particular afternoon still stands out. The professor, who I remember as Some Guy With A Bushy Beard, spent a fun hour driving home the association fallacy and its cousin, guilt by association, with an exercise that induced �its of laughter – which is clearly illegal on college campuses today. The assignment: Come up with every possible stereotype about the people around us. This had my classmates and I shouting out lines like “All blondes are

Question 1 deserves a yes vote from all Scottsdale residents

Question 1 on the Scottsdale ballot in November makes common sense and, I believe, deserves a “yes” vote for the following reasons. First, the revenue raised by Question 1 (about $70 million) will allow Scottsdale to get an additional $170 million in funding from Maricopa County. In other words, a “yes” vote will provide approximately $240 million in funding for street improvement projects throughout Scottsdale including along Pima, Scottsdale, Hayden and Frank Lloyd Wright and many other streets. Second, the $170 million from Maricopa County will be from a countywide pot to which Scottsdale residents have already contributed. It is our money. If we don’t use it, we lose it. Third, a Scottsdale sales tax is paid by everyone who makes a purchase in

dumb” and “All black men are criminals” and “All Asians get A’s in calculus.” In 2018, Professor Bushy Beard would have been �ired and vili�ied on CNN for that curriculum. But his class drove home the point and it has remained etched in my memory for 35 years. Fact: It is illogical in the extreme and absurdly stupid to judge all members of a group based on the actions or qualities of some members of that group. Which brings me to the concept of “white male privilege.” Do I think this phenomenon exists? I do. But rather than being bestowed upon every white human born with male anatomy, I think white male privilege functions more like an American Express Black Card. It’s highly restrictive. Only a few, perhaps one percent of one percent, ever get the invitation. The rest of us – and having been a white male for 53 years, I feel eminently quali�ied to speak on this subject – actually must work for and earn what

we achieve in this life, just like everyone else. To overgeneralize and act like everything accomplished by a white male has been made a cinch by skin color and gender is every bit as offensive as racist statements like, “Of course Lebron James is a great basketball player. He’s a black guy.” Or assuming that every Mexican is an illegal immigrant. Or treating every Muslim like a jihadi terrorist. Look, I get it: White males have had a good run over the past 2,000 years. And currently, our country seems to have an inordinate number of white male dumbasses in positions of power, beginning with our President. But just because Donald Trump was born standing on third base and thinks he hit a triple doesn’t mean the other 100 million American white males have been similarly gifted. Regardless, some of you surely believe that white males being called out and mistreated represents just desserts after

centuries of racism, sexism, bullying, homophobia and other sins regularly used to tar white guys in 2018. Maybe it’s our turn and we should simply shut up and take it. Maybe white male privilege is an af�liction like certain cancers, free of symptoms, a disease so subtle you don’t even know you have it until it’s too late. Maybe all those years of hard work and struggle have been simple self-delusion. Maybe the only thing white guys like Steve Jobs or Warren Buffett or John McCain ever had going for them was their whiteness and maleness. Sure. And every black male has seven kids by nine different women. And every Jew will screw you for three cents. And every immigrant from New Delhi owns a convenience store. And blah, blah, blah. Excuse me while I go check the mail. Maybe today’s the big day when my White Male Privilege Amex �inally arrives. But probably not. Probably not ever.

Scottsdale, not just by Scottsdale residents. Our status as a tourism and retail center allows us to bene�it from contributions by non-residents. Fourth, the tax is nominal – the equivalent of a penny on every $10 spent; or $30 on a $30,000 car. Over 30 years, I’ve purchased more than 10 cars for my family and myself – all in Scottsdale; this tax isn’t going to discourage me from making my next purchase in Scottsdale. Fifth, even with this 10-year tax, Scottsdale will still have the third lowest sales tax rate in the Valley. My family and I have lived in Scottsdale for more than 30 years. I have served as HOA President at Scottsdale Ranch; we now live at Scottsdale Mountain. I’ve served on a Charter Review Task Force and initiated the process to adopt an Ethics Code for the City Council and all city employees. We love Scottsdale because of its friendly atmosphere, its low taxes and its great amenities. A “yes” vote will help enhance Scottsdale’s transporta-

tion infrastructure at a very low cost and return to us county matching funds that we have already paid. It has nothing to do with high capacity transit. For numerous reasons, therefore, I urge a “yes” vote on Question 1. -James Derouin

points, divisive litigation, anonymous money, angry and disruptive council hearings, assaults and boycotts on businesses that support the project, and persistent and disparaging ad hominem attacks on the very people who helped give life to the preserve in the �irst place. Even Arizona State University and Scottsdale Community College have been condemned for their support. The Desert EDGE “resistance” would have you believe that developing a nature discovery center on a fraction of 1 percent of preserve land forecasts disaster for the city and its taxpayers and will reduce our venerated desert to a sea of stucco apartments and habitattrampling tourists… nonsense! Desert EDGE is a leading-edge project and exactly the kind of non-commercial development that keeps Scottsdale attractive, welcoming, creative, unique and inclusive. Resist the resistance! Vote NO on Proposition 420! -Geoff Beer


Proposition 420 is a disheartening assault on city's progress

Can we please cut to the chase – Scottsdale’s Proposition 420 initiative is another disheartening assault on progress, brought to you by no-fun, novision NIMBYs and well-meaning, but overly-fervent, preserve activists. This latest manifestation of the curmudgeon crowd is a gross overreaction to Desert EDGE and an unhealthy fanaticism to ensure it never gets built – sorry, school kids, no educational �ield trips for you! And typical of this kind of initiative, it comes replete with misleading talking



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Let’s keep breaking voter turnout records in Arizona BY DIANE E. BROWN AND MICHELE REAGAN Progress Guest Writers


aricopa County recently broke its record for voter turnout in a primary election. The uptick in voters, coupled with records broken by other counties across the state, contributed to a new voter primary election turnout record not only for Maricopa County but also for our state. While we applaud the increase in voter turnout, we know Arizona can do better. Here’s how:

Increase voter registration. Over one million Arizonans are still eligible to register to vote. To put that in perspective, the combined total population of Mohave, Yavapai, Pinal and Cochise Counties is approximately one million. The good news is registering to vote in Arizona is easy and can be done at your home or on your phone through the website While every day provides an opportunity to register to vote, we particularly encourage you to spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and people you meet. With the deadline in Arizona for November’s election just two weeks later (Oct. 9), now is the time to make sure eligible Arizonans are registered to vote. Increase voter knowledge. Time and time again we have each heard from

citizens concerned that they don’t have enough information to make an informed decision at the polls. The good news is that the Of�ice of the Arizona Secretary of State developed – a one-stop election shop – to help Arizona voters navigate elections in an unbiased manner. At that website, you can �ind information including: key election dates such as the deadline to request to vote by mail; background on legislative, statewide and federal candidates; statewide issues that will appear on the ballot; campaign contributions and expenditures; and your polling location and what you need to bring with you to the polls. Increase voter turnout. Although more Arizonans voted in the recent primary election than in any previous primary election in our history, only about one in

three registered voters actually voted. Our democracy works best when citizens participate. You can choose to let other people make decisions that impact the future, or you can exercise your right to vote and make your voice heard. Voting is an important step in making sure our elected of�icials take the issues we care about into account. The bottom line: to keep breaking voter turnout records and to have a more engaged electorate, more Arizonans need to register and more Arizonans need to vote. The good news is provides information on both. -Michele Reagan is Arizona’s Secretary of State. Diane E. Brown is the executive director of the Arizona PIRG Education Fund.

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Students discover sports offers many careers BY ERIC NEWMAN Progress Staff Writer


hough sports law and professional programs are common in college classrooms around the country, students at Horizon High in Scottsdale have a unique opportunity to experience life as sports professionals early in their academic careers in a similar course. The Emerging Sports Leaders Program is part of the few Arizona high school sports-law classes, an elective taught by social studies teacher Lucas Ramirez. ESLP is led by Zade Shakir, a thirdyear law student at Arizona State’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and legal intern for the Phoenix Suns, along with fellow third-year law student Zubin Kottoor. The two have received help with assignment and lesson planning from other students at ASU. Those enrolled in the program’s �irst year learn the everyday responsibilities of those in the industry and the roles that an aspiring professional can work toward as part of an athletic organization. With lessons about such things as collective-bargaining agreements for professional contracts, revenue-sharing marketing techniques and handling player-conduct disputes, Shakir has taught the students that many careers in sports reside outside of the game itself. A former soccer player at the University of Southern California, Shakir knew early in his life that he would like to carve a path into the sports industry. The Horizon course might have made his own career journey easier. “It took getting denied from opportunities and not doing a great job at others to �ind out how dif�icult it was,” Shakir said. “Now that I’ve broken into the industry, there are a bunch of things that if I had known in high school would have set me apart. I want to give that knowledge to current students.” Shakir and Kottoor gave the students several examples of roles beyond a

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ASU law student and Phoenix Suns employee Zade Shakir, speaking to Emerging Sports Leaders Program students at Horizon High in Scottsdale, said he wishes he had a similar class in high school to prepare him for a career in sports.

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ASU law student Zubin Kottoor says of Horizon High’s Emerging Sports Leaders Program, “If we can influence just one of these kids to start a career in sports, I’d say that’s a real success.” Kottoor leads the ESL program along with fellow Arizona State law student Zade Shakir.

coach, player or manager that each team or league needs in order to function properly and make money. “When you watch a basketball game, it’s not just the �ive guys on the �loor and the coaching staff,” Shakir told the class last month. “There are hundreds of people who go into making sure everything is right on game day. The Phoenix Suns have somewhere between 300 and 400

employees.” Kottoor admits to his jealousy of the opportunity the program provides the students. “I de�initely wish I had a class like this when I was in high school because there are so many things to know, and so many ways to get into the industry that a kid this age probably wouldn’t even know,” Kottoor said.

Among class’s �irst assignments was calling sports professionals for informational interviews. The kids asked the pros about their work routines and advice on how they should prepare their resumes and college applications. “I got to ask what they do on a regular basis throughout the day, and what I have to do to prepare for a career in sports. It was pretty cool to get some of those details,” said sophomore Warren Kelly. Horizon’s students are required to put their newfound skills into action for a �inal project that partners with Phoenix Rising FC. Students were placed into teams. Each will give a semester-ending marketing pitch to a group of club executives at the Rising’s stadium in Tempe. Presentations are to address how the Rising can further its community outreach and how the United Soccer League club could make its way into Major League Soccer by 2022. A new group next semester will give pitches to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Horizon freshman Croix Sweeney, who is interested in pursuing a career in sports after graduation, said the pitch gives the class real-world experience as well as practical understanding of potential jobs the career would open. “It gives us a good introduction, and gets us prepared for what our expectations should be like if we’re going to get into this career path. It also creates relationships with other professionals in the industry, which you don’t really get in other classes as much,” Sweeney said. Shakir and Kottoor will graduate at the end of this academic year and are in the process of �inding replacements to keep up the program. They hope Horizon continues offering ESLP and that it expands to other schools in the area. More important to them is that the course provides students a sense of knowledge and eagerness to pursue career aspirations, sports or otherwise. “If we can in�luence just one of these kids to start a career in sports, though, I’d say that’s a real success,” Kottoor said.




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Veteran art curator has a place to call her own BY KRISTINE CANNON Progress Staff Writer


oyse Contemporary may be the newest gallery on the Old Town Main Street block, but curator and owner Nicole Royse is far from new to the art scene. “I’ve curated galleries in downtown Phoenix for the last six, seven years,” she said. “When I left Phoenix, I made the move [to Scottsdale] because I felt it was a good location for my own gallery.” Royse opened Royse Contemporary for two reasons: She wanted her own intimate space, and she wanted to take a much more hands-on approach – in more ways than one. “I’m used to doing everything myself,” she said. “I hang, I promote, I write, I curate – I do all of that, and I have for years. So, it was just nice to do it in my own space to really focus on a new environment because

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Royce Contemporary owner Nicole Royse is feeling good about her year-old Old Town gallery.

Scottsdale is really great,” she said. Having a designated space was important to Royse, but it didn’t come without its challenges. “It’s just hard work,” she said. “I painted, I patched, I sanded – I did all the work. I

made all the signs, the logo. Everything about this I did myself, and I did on a very small budget.” It all paid off, though. Royse Contemporary celebrated its one-year anniversary this month.

Royse sets herself apart from her neighboring galleries in a couple ways. To start, Royse is one of the very few contemporary spaces in Old Town, which she believes brings in a younger audience. “I have my own market,” she said. “Some people want artists working today. That’s what contemporary is. It doesn’t always mean modern; it just means artists working today, making art today relevant.” Royse also helps promote artists’ work, assisting in writing press releases and showing them how to use and utilize social media. “They’ve put a lot of time and energy, making these shows, and you want them to have a good reception, you want them to take it to the next level, and part of that is focusing on the marketing and the press of it and the social media of it,” she said. Royse also plans to host artists workshops at least once a month at the gallery.

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Old Town getting first live musical in 9 years BY KRISTINE CANNON Progress Staff Writer


ld Town will soon be alive with the sound of live musical theater. After nearly a decade, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is producing its first live musical, “The World Goes ‘Round.” Scottsdale Arts last put on a musical theater production in 2009 with “Girls Night: The Musical.” “There’s really no live theater in this area at all,” said Michael Wallot, director of “The World Goes ‘Round.” “So maybe this will start a little revolution here and get people interested in producing.” The musical will be located at Stage 2, a cabaret space that went largely unused at SCPA. “It hasn’t been totally unused for awhile, but it has not been as available and as used as it could be,” said Meribeth Reeves, managing director of SCPA. Reeves said “The World Goes ‘Round”

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Rehearsing a scene from "The World Goes Round" are, from left, Kathleen Berger, Michael Wallot, Savannah Alfred, Patrick Russo and Victoria Fairclough. Music director Josh Condon is on the piano..

– an intimate, award-winning cabaretstyle performance – works perfectly on a smaller space like Stage 2. “This type of show is pretty flexible in how you stage it and what you do with it because there’s not a story throughout,

so the artistic team can be really creative in how they present it,” Reeves said. For the production of “World,” cabaret tables will be set up at the front of the theater, allowing the artists to more closely connect with the audience.

“That’s one of the fun things about a cabaret-style performance is artists do often mingle with the crowd, and it’s a great way to really get up-close and personal with some of the actors,” Reeves said. This intimate setting not only allows audience members to feel like they’re part of the show, but Wallot hopes it will also give them a chance to escape and reflect. “Musical theater has always been a great escape for the world,” he said. “It makes you think about your life, and the songs in this show are very reflective. We thought it would be a great way to bring some cheer to the area.” “World” features an all-local cast of professional actors, singers, musicians and technical staff. Sourcing local talent was important to both Wallot and Reeves. “They’re not as appreciated as they

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“Fun Home”

Alison Bechdel’s coming-of-age journey follows a middle-aged cartoonist and two younger versions of herself from pivotal times in her life. Follow Alison through her dysfunctional childhood, coming out and her father’s death. The five-time Tony Award winner’s story is one of reflection, bittersweet memories, and moments of joy that shine, despite darkness. DETAILS>>Various times Oct. 10 to Dec. 2. Phoenix Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, $35-$91. 602-254-2151,


“Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure”

Bring your family for a unique journey to the bottom of the ocean. The immersive experience explores the ocean’s unknown depths where prehistoric marine reptiles once lived. The show features actors, technology and puppets, and involves science and encourages imagination for a visual experience unlike any other. DETAILS>>Various times Oct. 11 to Oct. 13. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. $30-$55. 480-6446500,


“Barber Shop Chronicles”

The barbershop has long been a gathering spot for African men to meet and discuss news, politics, sports and the world. Writer Inua Ellams offers a new play that takes audiences on a one-day journey to six barbershops around the globe to experience the banter and truth in the discussion. DETAILS>>7 p.m. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. $20. 480-965-3434,

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should be,” Reeves said. “We want to be able to make sure that all of our audience is seeing the local artists and the level of quality of what is produced here.” It’s also important to SCPA to provide a space the community can use. Reeves said a big need for the local arts community is performing space and rehearsal space. “[Stage 2] is a wonderful space for that,” she said. “When we continue to hear that finding performance space is a challenge or finding opportunities for paid work for theater artists is a challenge, we know that’s a need we can meet.” “The World Goes ‘Round” runs Oct. 11-27. Tickets range from $38 to $45. For dates, prices and more information, visit

to the community as it is to the clothing, providing educational fashion seminars and vendors as well as modeling shows and parties. With 13 established designers showcasing work as well as work from 11 emerging artists and accessory collections, you need not travel far to stay fashion forward this year. Check online for show schedules and themes. DETAILS>>Various times to Oct. 20. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. $10$240. 480-850-7777,


Hermosillo Children’s Choir of Sonora, Mexico

Scottsdale and Phoenix Sister Cities organizations are hosting the Hermosillo Children’s Choir of Sonora, Mexico, a 40-member choir, whose members range from age 6 to 17. Donations will be accepted at both concerts to further the artistic exchanges sponsored by both the Phoenix Sister Cities Hermosillo Committee and the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association. DETAILS>>5:30 p.m. (social hour), 6:30 p.m. (concert). Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8050 E. Mountain View Road, Scottsdale. Free. 480-2529282,


Hermosillo Children’s Choir of Sonora, Mexico

Scottsdale and Phoenix Sister Cities organizations are hosting the Hermosillo Children’s Choir of Sonora, Mexico, a 40-member choir, whose members range from age 6 to 17. Donations will be accepted at both concerts to further the artistic exchanges sponsored by both the Phoenix Sister Cities Hermosillo Committee and the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association. DETAILS>>6:30 p.m. Phoenix Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center Theater, 1375 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix. Free. 480-252-9282, scottsdalesistercities. — Email calendar items to christina@

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“I want to be doing more workshops for artists so they can really work on the skills that they need to improve on,” she said. Royse’s other goal for her second year includes expanding her roster. “I had a very small roster last year,” she said. “I worked with four [artists] and eventually added a fifth, but I’d like to get up to 10 or 15 this year, so I can really do bigger shows and people can see more variety.” Despite all the ways Royse has set herself apart, she still feels like she fits right in with her Old Town gallery neighbors. “There’s a good energy,” she said. “Everyone’s really supportive and everyone coming in are putting on quality shows. Everyone has a really positive, forwardthinking attitude that really helps.” Information:

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Local chefs shine at James Beard dinner BY KRISTINE CANNON Progress Staff Writer


t was early evening at the Mountain Shadows Resort, and decadent appetizers and desserts abounded. Fabulous attendees in cocktail attire were mixing, mingling and spending money to help young culinary professionals further their prowess in the kitchen. This was just the start of the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America bene�it dinner, which took place Sept. 28. Taste America is a 10-city tour that travels across the country. The tour shines a spotlight on American cuisine’s rich diversity and celebrates the role that chefs play in advocating for a better food world. Scottsdale was Taste America’s �irst stop. As part of the Taste America bene�it dinner, a silent auction took place before and throughout the dinner. Guests were encouraged to discreetly use an app on their phone to place bids. Attendees also bid on extravagant offerings – such as a private dinner with James Beard Award-winning chef and Pizzeria Bianco owner Chris Bianco and a twonight stay at the historic luxury retreat Castle Hot Springs. But the most talked-about parts of the night were the chefs and their food. Sean McLaughlin, CBS 5 News anchor and guest emcee, told the gathering, “You’re going to enjoy fantastic food and fantastic friendship with the people in the tables next to you – and that equals a fun evening.” The Local All-Star chef that night was Charleen Badman, co-owner of the awardwinning FnB restaurant in Scottsdale. Badman served Asian pear slices with yuzu, honey, basil and bee pollen. “The little �lowers on the plate, the buckwheat �lowers, that’s actually from my garden,” Badman revealed. Up next was the Host Chef, Mountain Shadows’ executive chef Charles Wiley. Wiley prepared a black cod dish with golden king crab, succotash, chanterelles and vanilla basil. And Jason Raducha, founder and owner of Noble Bread, provided bread service,

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Samantha Sanz of Talavera at Four Seasons in Scottsdale prepared spiced lamb meatballs with green romesco, beet raita, pistachios, mint and parsley.

Bennet Dixon and Holly Dixon were among the guests at the dinner.

FnB’s Charleen Badman served Asian pear slices with yuzu, honey, basil and bee pollen.

serving Kerrygold pure Irish butter on the side. Other local chefs who contributed to the reception tastings and dessert tastings included Chrysa Robertson of Rancho Pinot, Samantha Sanz of Talavera at the Four Seasons Scottsdale, Martin Nakatsu of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch and Helen Yung of Sweet Republic, among other local chefs. Two dinner entrees in, and it was now 9 p.m. The silent auction bids scroll up the screens at the front of the room, revealing

that over $19,000 has been raised, so far. A portion of the proceeds from the bene�it dinner went directly to the Foundation’s scholarship program, which has awarded over $8 million to deserving candidates. As wine glasses are �illed with Robert Mondavi Winery Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Visiting All-Star celebrity chef and judge Maneet Chauhan of the TV show “Chopped” took the stage to introduce her dish. Chauhan prepared a tender, slowly

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Arizona Taco Festival will �ill Salt River Fields BY CHRISTINA FUOCO-KARASINSKI Progress Staff Writer


avid Tyda doesn’t mind working at his Phoenix Pizza Festival or the upcoming inaugural Donut Festival. But he wishes he could take a step back at the Arizona Taco Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, at Salt River Fields. “Of all the events produce, that is the one I would most likely go to,” he said. “I don’t want to work that day. I want to kick back, relax and have a margarita.” The Arizona Taco Festival was founded by Tyda and Rick Phillips of Affordable Food Festivals and The Taco Group. In reaction to high-priced, exclusionary culinary events, the duo formed a company that orchestrates festivals with three components: a culinary competition, low price of entry and original entertainment programming. Sixty restaurants will take over 10 acres of grass, with attractions like live bands, lucha libra wrestling (under a tent this year), eating contests and the Chihuahua dog beauty pageant. The Saturday Tequila Expo will feature samples of 100-plus premium varieties,

making sure there are no lines to get in and enough taco vendors. “A lot of people, still to this day, say there are so many lines at the Arizona Taco Festival. I look around and all the popular booths are going to have lines. That’s the nature of a festival. There are great taco booths that don’t have lines. Go check them out. There could be a great chef. They just may not have decorated the booth as great.” This year, he recommends patrons try the Taste of Korea’s tacos. (Debbie Wolvos/Special for the Progress) “I always get excited when someThe Chihuahua beauty pageant always is a crowd favorite body who doesn’t traditionally make at the annual Arizona Taco Festival. This year’s is Satur- tacos decides to partake,” he said. “It day, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Salt River Fields near proves my theory that tacos are the Scottsdale. most adapted and adaptable cuisine. and at the Sunday Margarita Expo, more Every ethnicity can create their verthan a dozen of the Valley’s top mixologists sion of the taco. For someone who typically will shake up gourmet spirits. cooks Korean food to try the taco festival, Salsa, guacamole and other Mexican-in- that’s exciting.” spired fare round out the weekend. Ajo Al’s Mexican Café was Arizona Taco The 2018 Arizona Taco Festival will oper- Festival’s grand champion last year. On top ate on a token system (a.k.a. taco bitcoin), of it, owner Daniel Dains �igures he served where guests will trade their purchased to- well over 4,500 tacos last year. kens for tacos and margaritas. “With the exception of the week before “We’re going back to tokens,” Tyda said. Christmas, that’s the most hours we work “We’re all about doing the things that work, during the year,” Dains said. “To get it all

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