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March 8, 2010 |
Early 20th century Boston Mayor James Curley famously exhorted his followers to vote early and often, advice that might normally land a person in jail. But at the ironically named Scottsdale Estates in Carson, homeowners will have the opportunity to vote twice this month in dueling elections aimed at finally deciding who should be in charge of this working-class community of 3,000. The dueling elections mark another twist in a long-running and vicious leadership battle over who should control $1.7 million in annual homeowner dues.
April 5, 2002 |
A running of the bulls, modeled after the famous annual celebration in Pamplona, Spain, is coming to Scottsdale, Ariz., next month. The event, complete with a charging herd of 1,000-pound rodeo bulls, will be run eight times as part of Cinco de Mayo weekend at Rawhide Wild West Town. Promoter Phil Immordino hopes to make the Rawhide running an annual tradition.
March 27, 1992 |
A day after 8-month-old Emily Jo Hickerson, daughter of San Francisco Giant pitcher Bryan Hickerson, was bruised by a foul ball, the ballclub said that the screen behind home plate at Scottsdale Stadium would soon be raised by nine feet to 26 feet. The safety of the new $7-million stadium was called into question last week after Angel pitcher Matt Keough was nearly killed by a foul ball while sitting in a dugout. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1988
It was, said Sheriff's Sgt. David Watner of the Carson substation, a so-so week at Scottsdale. Police records for the week of Feb. 29 to March 6 show 19 calls, reporting drug and weapons sales, shootings, a possible overdose, a car theft--as well as a domestic argument, a loud party and a car blocking someone's driveway. For Scottsdale, Watner said, "I don't consider that busy." Here is a week's worth of police calls to Scottsdale: MONDAY, FEB. 29 12:48 p.m.
October 12, 1986 |
Top-seeded John McEnroe scored a straight-set victory over fourth-seeded David Pate in Saturday's semifinals of the $279,000 WCT Scottsdale Open and will play third-seeded Kevin Curren for the championship today at Scottsdale, Ariz. McEnroe needed just 67 minutes to eliminate Pate, 6-3, 6-3, and reach the final for the third time in his last three tournaments. Curren gained the final by defeating Todd Witsken 7-5, 6-7, 6-4.
May 10, 1994 |
For decades, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration made the nation proud by sending Americans to the moon and launching legions of robot vehicles and satellites into orbit and to other worlds. But a series of failures, including the shuttle Challenger disaster and the faulty Hubble Space Telescope, and the end of the Cold War changed that, prompting many to ask whether it made sense to foot the bill for any space program simply for its prestige value.
September 22, 2012 |
Party like a celebrity at the W Scottsdale , then shop 'til you drop at the Arizona desert city's chic and trendy boutiques. The hotel, located in Old Town Scottsdale, is modern and hip, with a restaurant, spa and three bars, including a rooftop lounge and pool complete with cabanas and sand. The deal: If you hate your age, W Hotel Scottsdale has a deal that will make you smile. You can pay your birth year on the second night of a two-night stay. Born in 1970? That means you'll pay $70 for that night.
September 2, 2001 |
The school locker, long feared as a repository of drugs and weapons, is making a comeback. Some administrators are returning the metal boxes to campus, figuring it's better than creating a generation of students with back problems. In one Orange County school district, a board member who watched a student wobble and fall over from the weight of her backpack has proposed reinstalling lockers in middle schools.
January 21, 2014 |
Sales of Ferraris, Corvettes and a McLaren race car helped set a record at Arizona's annual Scottsdale classic car auctions. Nearly $249 million worth of rare chrome and red-blooded horsepower changed hands. This year's sales marked an 11% jump over last year's $224 million, according to Hagerty Insurance, which values, tracks and insures classic cars. A total of 2,321 vehicles were sold during the week. The auctions, which varied from a single-day event to a nearly weeklong extravaganza, concluded Sunday.
July 13, 2011 |
Triple-digit heat sometimes brings out the best at desert resorts eager to woo summer guests. The W Scottsdale offers a random perk for those who stay in July. It could be a free room upgrade or a free pedicure; you won't know until you go. The deal: Lucky You rewards guests with a "peel and win" game card good for a variety of hotel extras. Some examples: an upgrade to a suite, a poolside cabana for daytime use, free cocktails for two, a hotel T-shirt and beach towel.