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BY WAYNE SCHUTSKY AND KRISTINE CANNON Progress Staff

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NEIGHBORS ................ 18

Events raise more than $3.2 million for local charities

A volunteer for the ages to be honored.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Should Scottsdale reconsider Soleri tributes?

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Rockbar's city agreement riles neighbors.

Ocean 44 is a deep dive for the Mastros / P. 35

early a year after allegations of sexual abuse against Paolo Soleri became public, Scottsdale has failed to address what, if any, effect those allegations should have on the way the city has chosen to honor the famed architect’s legacy. Daniela Soleri, Paolo Soleri’s daughter, published an essay on the website Medium on Nov. 13, 2017, entitled “Sexual abuse: It’s you, him, and his work” in which she alleged that her father sexually molested

her when she was a child and attempted to rape her when she was 17. The essay is a detailed and thoughtful examination on the relationship between an abusive artist’s work and the realities of their behavior – and how abuse perpetrated by powerful, talented men is often excused or ignored in order to avoid tainting their celebrated works. “Part of the challenge for stopping harassment and abuse is sorting out our feelings about the works produced by alleged perpetrators vs. the men themselves,” Daniela Soleri wrote. That challenge is a very real one for Scottsdale, a city that is home to multiple memorials

to Paolo Soleri’s legacy – some funded by city taxpayers. In correspondence with the Progress, Daniela Soleri, a university professor, declined comment due to scheduling issues. “I think my essay itself speaks pretty clearly about my feelings regarding the issues you are covering,” she told the Progress. Memorials to Paolo Soleri in Scottsdale include Via Soleri Drive, the street that bears his name south of Scottsdale Fashion Square and the Soleri Bridge he designed that crosses the canal near Scottsdale and Camelback roads. The Soleri Bridge and Plaza host see SOLERI page 12

Scottsdale's champs

BY KRISTINE CANNON Progress Staff Writer

BUSINESS ...................... 27 Scottsdale coworker space is a gem.

NEIGHBORS .........................18 BUSINESS ............................. 27 OPINION ..............................29 SPORTS ................................30 ARTS .................................... 32 FOOD & DRINK................... 35 CLASSIFIEDS .......................38

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t’s the most wonderful time of the year to give back, and Scottsdale organizations are doing just that. From golf tournaments and galas to Scottsdale Police Officers trading in their badges for pizza aprons, fundraisers abound in Scottsdale – and they’re all raising thousands of dollars for nonprofits in need. So far, the total exceeds $3 million. On Nov. 16, the Phoenix Children’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament at Troon North Golf Club in northern Scottsdale raised $560,000 for the Hope Fund – which helps the Phoenix Children’s Hospital launch critical new

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Suguaro High School varsity football players were jubilant after winning another state title last weekend and cementing their legacy as one of the top programs in the state. Details: page 30.

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