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Phoenix Convention Center First 100 Days

April 22, 2009 | By

The opening of the North Building at the Phoenix Convention Center completed the four and a half year expansion project, which nearly tripled the size of the Convention Center to a total of 880,000 square feet of rentable meeting and exhibition space. The Convention Center celebrates numerous accomplishments during the first 100 days of operation since welcoming the first conventions to the newly expanded facility.

Vice Mayor To Host District 4 Breakfast Meeting

April 22, 2009 | By

Vice Mayor Tom Simplot will host his monthly breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at HomeTown Buffet, 1501 W. Bethany Home Road. Representatives from the Phoenix City Clerk’s Office will discuss the Voting Center Proposal, which aims to increase voter participation by providing additional methods to vote in municipal elections.

My name is Si and I write

April 22, 2009 | By

Fueled by corn during a Midwestern upbringing, Si pilgrimaged to the Valley in 2003. Since then, he annually regrets said pilgrimage when the mercury ticks over 90º. A journalism graduate of the Walter Cronkite School at ASU, he just missed out on the social media craze and the fancy new ASU Downtown digs and therefore… Read more

Support The Downtown Phoenix Market at Fundraising Block Party

April 22, 2009 | By

On April 22, from 4-8 pm, the Arizona Small Business Association is hosting a fundraising and networking block party.

Mezzo is marvelous

April 22, 2009 | By

Internationally renowned architect Will Bruder has created life and art at Mezzo. A place to take in the sunset from your private terrace. It`s a place to pick fresh organic herbs and vegetables from the community garden for tonight`s dinner party. It`s a place close enough to your office, the market, museum, and favorite hot spots – that makes driving optional. Wall-to-wall windows, exposed masonry, natural wood or stone flooring, a modern kitchen with high-end stainless appliances cherry cabinetry, and a dining and living area that extends to your private terrace.

Free Movie Night At Civic Space This Friday

April 21, 2009 | By

Head over to the new Civic Space Park on Friday, April 24 at 7:30pm for a free movie night featuring The Dark Night.

The event is sponsored by Arizona State University students and is part of a larger safety initiative to encourage positive use of the brand-new park. Arrive early and you won’t need to bring your own snacks because free popcorn will be available on a limited basis. The movie will end around 10:30pm.

Scott Shapiro

April 21, 2009 | By

Scott Shapiro came from Chicago to attend Arizona State University.
He now lives in Downtown Phoenix.
And he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Student Embraces Diverse Urban Culture

April 20, 2009 | By

A village of 75 people, an outside kitchen, a large mango tree overshadowing the house, a pet jaguar — this is where he grew up.

Urban and Metropolitan Studies senior Antonio Molina, 26, was raised in Honduras, two hours from the main city of San Pedro in central America.

Molina says his village wasn’t like what most picture, like little huts. His grandfather worked for a large cement company that provided housing. His grandfather was also a fisherman, carpenter and hunter. “He would come back with exotic animals from the jungle like a jaguar and a monkey,” Molina says.

Gays to provide fodder for pro-family propaganda

April 18, 2009 | By

In spite of all of the bad economic news, Valley gays are giving pro-family groups a reason to smile. The 2009 Phoenix Pride Festival will sashay into Steele Indian School Park this Saturday giving activists from groups like Americans for Truth About Homosexuality plenty of opportunities to capture footage of scantily-clad revelers in a variety of suggestive situations, to be later edited into videos with captions like Could This Be Your Child’s Teacher? that will be distributed to righteously indignant church members.

Grand Opening Of Civic Space

April 18, 2009 | By

Looks like the Civic Space is going to be a success, as hundreds of students, residents and curious visitors stopped by to celebrate the grand opening on April 16. There were giveaways, contests and a concert for the lucky attendees. See below for images.