September 13, 2001 |
It's the invasion of the steakhouses--first Balboa on Sunset Strip, now this second branch of a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based restaurant called Mastro's Steakhouse. After Texas businessman Grady Sanders spent lavishly turning the old Bistro space on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills into a newly minted but very short-lived version of Chasen's, now comes this brash newcomer. The space was gutted yet again, this time to turn it into the vision of a fat-cat Scottsdale steakhouse. The ceilings are high.
March 12, 2000 |
You might say Lindsay Davenport celebrated her Australian Open title on ice. Make that in ice. After Davenport won in Melbourne--not losing a set in seven matches-- she had to pull out of an event in Tokyo because of a sore left hamstring and groin. The pain started bothering her toward the end of the Australian Open, but she was able to play through it. Once she returned home to Southern California, the leg felt worse and she had limited training for nearly a month.
August 10, 1999 |
Donahue Schriber is buying a 47-acre parcel in Scottsdale, Ariz., where it will build a shopping center with the help of Koll Development Co. Donahue, a shopping center developer and operator headquartered in Newport Beach, is buying the land from Amberjack Inc., a subsidiary of State Farm Insurance. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The proposed 325,000-square-foot center, which will include a variety of stores and restaurants, has a target opening date of spring 2001.
November 8, 1998 |
Taliesin West, built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937, rests low on a mesa at the foot of the cactus-mottled McDowell Mountains northeast of Phoenix, with little to announce it but a stand of power lines the architect abhorred. Named for Wright's beloved Wisconsin farm-country home, Taliesin West is now a National Historic Landmark and home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
April 20, 1995 |
The McDowell Mountains, stretching for miles along the eastern boundary of this politically conservative community, embrace the heart of Arizona's upper Sonoran Desert. Covered with stately saguaros and desert wildflowers, the rugged peaks have been left virtually untouched by the humans who have flocked to this region in recent years.
February 28, 1995 |
On the 200th day of the players' strike, baseball's labor negotiations resumed at the vacation home of acting Commissioner Bud Selig, with no one throwing any china during lunch. The civility established during two days of procedural meetings in Milwaukee last week continued during the five-hour meeting Monday, but was there progress toward resolving the seven-month dispute?
September 15, 1994 |
Thirty years ago, it was an experiment in a new way of living, a trend-setting housing development in a state known for such things. Rather than add to the vast suburban sprawl that characterized Southern California, a few thousand suburban pioneers decided to live in close proximity to their neighbors, share open space and govern themselves under democratic principles, safe and secure behind their guarded gates and perimeter walls.
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.
March 7, 1993 |
From all the Rolls-Royces steaming down Scottsdale Road these days, one might get the idea that this town is an exclusive haven for the well-heeled--those with money in the bank, cattle on the ranch and a few oil wells pumping here and there. Yet compared to many upscale resort destinations in the United States and abroad, Scottsdale is surprisingly affordable, particularly in the spring and summer months ahead. So what's the big attraction?
March 28, 1992 |
His first reaction was to chide himself for leaving the bullpen to sit in the dugout, which he knew was dangerously exposed to foul balls. Not until he felt excruciating pain that left him "seconds from lights out" did Angel pitcher Matt Keough fear he had been seriously hurt by the foul ball that struck him in the head March 16 while he awaited his turn to pitch against the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium.