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Glendale hires new director of organizational performance

Khala Stanfield is the city of Glendale’s new director of organizational performance.

Glendale’s Midwestern University gets approval to distribute COVID vaccines

Maricopa County has approved Midwestern University’s application to be a public health partner with the local municipalities as a COVID-19 vaccine Point of Distribution (POD) on the Glendale campus, 19555 N. 59th Ave.
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Record lottery jackpots? Try this luxury Glendale shopping spree

Lives will change this week and destinies perhaps will chart new courses for a lucky few. Fate brings two of the country’s largest jackpot prize drawings in history just 24 hours apart.
First Responders

Woman dead after wrong-way crash on Loop 101 in Glendale

One woman is dead after an early-morning car crash in Glendale where a driver was traveling on the wrong side of State Route 101.

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

PHOENIX (AP) — Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don't have enough staff. The so-called winter lettuce capital …
Neighbors & Good News
IN The Know
Arizona Builders Alliance collects gifts for Glendale kids

The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) brought the local construction industry together to make Christmas a magical time for hundreds of children, including some in Glendale.

600 blood donors sought Jan. 2-3 at Saving AZ Blood drive

Glendale Firefighters aid 400 kids through toy drive

APS offers support to customers in need during pandemic

Glendale offices, amenities announce holiday schedule

Prep Sports & Education Reporting

West Valley Preps' Glendale boys basketball preview

The high school boys basketball season was canceled Jan. 8 by the rising number of COVID-19 cases then reinstated on Jan. 12. Play begins Jan. 18. Here’s what local coaches have to say about …

AIA board reverses course, votes 5-4 to start winter sports play Jan. 18

Much like the decision of the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board to cancel the winter sports season Jan. 8 by one vote, the 5-4 decision at Tuesday's board meeting to reinstate the winter sports season.

AIA board cancels winter sports season

The Arizona Interscholastic Association executive board voted to cancel the winter sports season, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases since the holidays and the recommendations of the AIA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.

2020 All-West Valley Preps girls volleyball team

West Valley Preps has selected the top volleyball players in the Northwest Valley for the 2020 season.

AIA board delays winter sports' start to Jan. 18

To support efforts to mitigate COVID-19 hospitalizations and improve the opportunity for a winter sports season to occur, the Arizona Interscholastic Association executive board decided to adjust the season start date to Jan. 18.

Credit Union West has announced that the organization’s 2021 Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from high school seniors in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache and Gila counties. In total, there are five $1,000 scholarships available.

A trio of Glendale teachers are among those who won grants during the football season thanks to the Arizona Cardinals and Salt River Project.
Glendale Business & Opinions

West Valley Arts Council sets Black History Month events

In observance of Black History Month and in recognition of the contributions African American artists have made in the community and the greater culture, West Valley Arts Council will present its newest exhibition, Imprint: African Americans in the Arts.
The Arizona Swing Kings back up vocalist Vito Maynes at a past concert in Surprise.

Big band Kings looking to swing again

        More Information: https://www.azswingkings.com/ Big band Kings looking to swing again Arizona Swing Kings have Peoria gig booked - 1st in almost a …
From left, Greg Mc Whorter, Ray Carter, Priscilla Pinches and Rich La Rose will perform Jan. 9 as the Priscilla Rose Band in Glendale.

Rose Band to make Westgate main stage debut in Glendale

The Priscilla Rose Band will make their debut on the outdoor Main Stage at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale.
Baby reticulated giraffe Noel was born at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park just before Christmas

She’s already 6 feet tall: Wildlife World Zoo welcomes baby giraffe Noel

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Litchfield Park is celebrating the holiday season with the birth of Noel, a baby reticulated giraffe who arrived just before Christmas.
Chris Hamby, left, and Andre Licardi.

Nominations open for Governor’s Arts Awards

Nominations are open for the 40th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards for 2021, which will be presented to individuals, businesses and organizations that have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Arizona.
Peregrine falcons will highlight the Watchable Wildlife Program’s first virtual experience. [Submitted photo]

AZGFD to kick off virtual speaker wildlife series Jan. 7 

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is getting ready to roll out a new and exciting way to keep people connected with the state’s diverse wildlife.
Geoff Keith will have three sets this weekend at Stir Crazy in Glendale.

L.A. comic Geoff Keith making way to Glendale

Los Angeles comic Geoff Keith has three sets this weekend at Stir Crazy Comedy Club, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Suite E-206, Glendale, in the Westgate Entertainment District.

Pro Musica choral group live streams concert Dec. 19

ProMusica Arizona presents “A Christmas Kaleidoscope,” a free live-streamed concert at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19.
Dozens of chocolate purveyors annually descend on Glendale’s event every February.

Glendale nixes chocolate festival due to COVID safety protocols

Last year the annual Chocolate Affaire -- a Glendale staple since 1996 -- was pared down in size because of a cut in its budget. This year, the event will be canceled because of coronavirus.
Pumpkin pie is a favorite of black-tailed lemurs.

Enjoy Thanksgiving with Wildlife World denizens

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park’s animals receive a special Thanksgiving feast each year, just like humans, and they’re always up for a visit from friends on the holiday.
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