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Festival celebrates Southern Arizona's vineyards

It wasn't all black tie, but it was an upscale event at last week's inaugural wine festival honoring the early day pioneers of Arizona's now nationally recognized wine industry. Designed as a fund-raiser to develop a University of Arizona research library on wine making, 112 paid participants each a

INSIDETUCSONBUSINESS.COM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Veterans and first responders living memorial picking up steam

Agroup of local volunteers bound by a collective desire to honor the nation's military veterans and first responders has landed the support of superstar doctor Richard Carmona, the former surgeon general of the United States. A combat-decorated Vietnam veteran with a storied career in public service


Kids STEM fair focuses on diversity

Teenage girls crunch down on chocolate-covered bugs. Chewing slowly, they glance sideways at each other. A boy grabs a few and pops them in his mouth. "It's good," he said. "No, I'm not going to throw up." Eating bugs will give you a "burst of energy," said Carleen Denovchek, with Heifer Internation


Learn more about Oro Valley Main Streets next Thursday

The Town of Oro Valley invites the public to attend a community forum on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada Drive. The focus of the forum is the Oro Valley Main Streets project and how local market conditions impact current trends and future decisions. A lo

TUCSONLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Oro Valley athletes sign to play college sports

There's a common thread between the many student-athletes from Southern Arizona who find their way to collegiate athletics. That thread, which was exemplified once again in ceremonies at high school gymnasiums and cafeterias around the region last week, is the support systems that allow athletes to

TUCSONLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

UA Regents approve $8 million bond for veterinary program in Oro Valley

While the University of Arizona already teaches an undergraduate veterinary program, the new Oro Valley location hill host the veterinary medicine program, more closely akin to a post-graduate medical school.Courtesy Image Last Thursday, the Arizona Board of Regents approved the University of Arizon


Heroes Don't Always Wear Capes: Indio officer makes a difference in his community

INDIO, Calif. - Heroes don't always wear capes: In our new series we're featuring fearless members of community who go above and beyond the call of duty to better the lives of others. One of those heroes is Indio Police Officer Chris Wiley, who, when he isn't on duty, can be found at Abundant Life C

KESQ - 2017-11-24 01:11:24

Indio City Council set to appoint new City Manager after the holidays

In an attempt to boost minority representation at the City Council level, officials are moving away from an "at-large" election system to one with five districts. A Malibu law firm has threatened to sue if both cities don't make the change quickly. Jesse Marx/ The Desert Sun The Indio City Council


Closed Rancho Mirage Country Club golf course may get a second life

Of the more than 1,000 golf courses that have closed across the country in the last decade, victims of declining participation in the game or developers gobbling up the land and plowing courses under to build homes, hotels and business parks, only a handful have managed to get a second life. The hom

DESERT SUN - 2017-11-24 21:11:24

Company eyes prime La Quinta spot for luxury pop-up hotel during music festivals

A pop-up luxury hotel that could bring the city of La Quinta about $108,000 in additional tax revenue during Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals is being proposed at SilverRock. Cloud 9 at SilverRock would be a single-story "glamping" of pop-up tents situated off of the main entrance, on the gr

DESERT SUN - 2017-11-24 20:22:24

Riverside Festival Of Lights 2017: Famed Event Kicks Off Friday

RIVERSIDE, CA - The Inland Empire's signature holiday event -- the "Festival of Lights" -- will get underway Friday evening in downtown Riverside, transforming the city center into a brilliantly illuminated kingdom of Christmas-oriented entertainment. The 25th annual festival is scheduled to begin a

PATCH - 2017-11-24 20:42:32

World Class Homes And Views: California Wow Houses

CALIFORNIA - Large numbers of blue whales have been reported in Monterey Bay recently. The photo above is a tranquil view of the bay from a home currently for sale in Santa Cruz County. Imagine watching from your deck as blue or humpback whales feed, or as sea otters float by on their backs! The mo

PATCH - 2017-11-24 19:51:23

YMCA of the Desert is 'Rocking for the Kids' With Celeb Host

From Family YMCA:Family YMCA of the Desert and Q102.3 have joined forces to present a new golf tournament, Rocking for the Kids, set to take place at Indian Springs Golf Course on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The tournament, hosted by Valley resident Mickey Thomas of "Starship" fame, will include lu

PATCH - 2017-11-24 14:24:34

Palm Desert's Charlie Reiter makes cut at Australian Open golf

Charlie Reiter's holiday golfing excursion to Australia will last at least two more days. Reiter, the Palm Desert High School senior golfer, was one of 68 players to make the cut in the Australian Open golf championship Friday at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney. Reiter, making his first start in

DESERT SUN - 2017-11-24 16:53:15

Mobile Police investigating Thanksgiving Eve shooting

Mobile Police are searching for information in a Wednesday night shooting that took place in the hours before Thanksgiving Day. At approximately 9:45 p.m. two victims who were inside a car report a vehicle pulled up to them on the 2600 block of Carter Avenue. Someone inside the unknown vehicle began

AL.COM - 2017-11-24 14:21:34

BREAKING: Heavy Police Presence around the Shoppes of Bel Air, Reports of Gun Shots Heard

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - There is a heavy police presence around the Shoppes of Bel Air in Mobile Thursday night as Black Friday shopping was underway. News 5 received a call from a viewer saying they heard gunshots from where they were outside of Dillards, but when they drove around to the front entra

WKRG - 2017-11-24 04:10:38

Mom Nearly Shot at Bel Air Mall Speaks Out to News 5

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - If a mother in Mobile had not ducked when she did, she might've been shot in the face. News 5 spoke with Jamie Bookout on Friday, one of two innocent people whose vehicles were shot up in the parking lot of The Shoppes at Bel Air on Thanksgiving night. "I floored it and laid ba

WKRG - 2017-11-24 20:46:59

Two people shot inside vehicle on Carter Avenue in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) - Mobile Police are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday night in the 2600 block of Carter Avenue. According to police, two people say a vehicle pulled up and began firing inside their vehicle. Both people had multiple gunshot wounds and were taken to the hospital. Bot

WKRG - 2017-11-23 17:10:33

Black Friday Shoppers Pull All-Nighter in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - More than 100 people lined up outside the Academy Sports + Outdoors in the Festival Centre before the store opened at 5 a.m. for Black Friday deals. Many of the shoppers who spoke to News 5 said they never went to sleep. "I've been up since yesterday morning," Jessica Marion sa

WKRG - 2017-11-24 17:17:12

Mobile's Three Mile Creek Greenway: Path and promise for a neglected waterway

Recently the lights have come on, along a stretch of Three Mile Creek in Midtown Mobile. Seen in the evening from the opposite bank, they hang in the air, softly signaling the existence of a new path: An eight-foot-wide ribbon of new cement stretching from the east end of Tricentennial park westward

AL.COM - 2017-11-23 14:00:00