March 7, 2013 |
There were a number of police motorcycles surrounding the bus that brought Mexico's World Baseball Classic team to Camelback Ranch for Wednesday's exhibition game with the Dodgers, a courtesy that comes with playing in the 16-team international tournament. But not everyone on the Mexican team is happy to see the police in Arizona, home to the nation's most draconian anti-immigration laws. Milwaukee Brewer pitcher Marcos Estrada, who has lived in the U.S. for 24 years, told Yahoo's Jeff Passan he was pulled over by police on his way to the ballpark Wednesday.
January 7, 2012
Where: Galen Center. When: 2:30 p.m. On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 710. Records: USC 5-11, 0-3 Pac-12; Arizona 10-5, 1-1. Update: If you factor in NCAA sanctions, Arizona hasn't won a game on the road at USC since the 2004-05 season. It did win at USC during the 2007-08 season, when Kevin O'Neill coached the Wildcats, but that win was later vacated because of NCAA penalties. Arizona is led by Los Angeles native Solomon Hill, a former USC commit, who is averaging 12.4 points and 8.1 rebounds.
August 3, 2011 |
The ultimate road-trip incentive is back. Hertz is offering one-way car rentals to Arizona from California and other Western states for $5 a day. It's a great excuse to take off, explore somewhere you've never been and save a bundle. The deal: I like this deal because it appeals to my sense of adventure on a shoestring. I used this promotion in the spring for a 13-day road trip that covered more than 3,400 miles. My car rental cost: $65, excluding gas and tax. Who can beat that?
June 11, 2013 |
Maybe he really is the Man of Steel. Yasiel Puig is having himself an interesting night in his ninth major-league game. If you count bum legs, four-strike outs and getting hit in the nose with a 92 mph Ian Kennedy fastball. Hearts stopped Tuesday for the Dodgers in the second inning when Puig seemed to come up lame trying to run out a grounder to short. He retreated to the clubhouse with trainer Sue Falsone, but when the top of the third began he sprinted out to right. In his second at-bat in the fourth inning, the umpires lost the count and he received an extra strike.
November 6, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, a Democrat, was unable to overcome Republican Rep. Jeff Flake, keeping the Senate seat from Arizona in the GOP column. Carmona enjoyed a late surge in the historically Republican state as a moderate, and Latino, candidate, with the state showing signs of an emerging Democratic tilt. But funding from Democrats nationally and a visit from former President Clinton were not enough to outpace Flake, a six-term congressman from Mesa who is a conservative leader in the House.
March 8, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers have two games scheduled Friday and given the way their pitching is backing up, they'd like to play both. "This is a day where you want two games," Manager Don Mattingly said. He may not get his wish though. The chance of rain is 45% Friday afternoon, when the Dodgers are scheduled to play the Giants in Scottsdale, rising slightly to 50% for the night game at home with the Reds. It rained Friday morning. But much of the news Friday was coming from the trainer's room and the batting cages Friday anyway.
July 5, 2013 |
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- The week of Independence Day has always been a boon for Prescott's tourism industry, and a seven-day display of patriotism, regional pride and Western traditions features the world's oldest commercial rodeo and a parade that draws more than 10,000 celebrants. But this year, five days after 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew were killed in the Yarnell Hill fire , “the entire city is also turning into a memorial,” Prescott City Councilman Chris Kuknyo said.
May 16, 2012 |
Wildfires continued to grow in Arizona, with the largest fire spreading to 12,000 acres, almost tripling in size in just 24 hours, officials said Wednesday. Even as the weather continued to be less than favorable for fighting the four major blazes in the state, containment was increasing, officials said. No deaths have been reported, and just three structures have reportedly been destroyed. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook extending into next week for the regions surrounding the four fires: Gladiator, Sunflower, Elwood and Bull Flat.
April 16, 2010
They've had enough Re "Arizona passes strict border rule," April 14 The recent killing of prominent rancher Robert Krentz by an illegal alien blew the lid off a boiling caldron of illegal activity that is killing Arizonans and bankrupting the state. Illegal aliens are ruining Arizona's educational system and overburdening jails, hospitals, emergency rooms and indigent social services -- which are supposed to be for Arizona citizens only. Mexican President Felipe Calderon pays lip-service to our politicians while enjoying billions annually flowing into Mexico from illegal workers and drug cartels.
January 27, 2014 |
A relatively evenhanded and necessarily inconclusive close-up look at immigration wars and identity politics in the Grand Canyon State, "The State of Arizona" (PBS, Monday) features major players and ordinary citizens on each side of the battle as well as some who look at both sides from a confounded middle ground. Directed by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini (collaborators on the 2004 "Farmingville," about the attempted murder of two Mexican day laborers in a Long Island town), it is set mostly around 2010 and 2011 and centers on the passage of, implementation of and challenges to SB 1070, a still-controversial multi-part anti-illegal-immigration bill.