Phoenix Arizona

Six treated for carbon monoxide poisoning by azhttp
August 31, 2007, 6:43 pm
Filed under: Tempe, Tempe Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. – Last night at 11 p.m., the Tempe Fire Department responded to

a call at a single-story condominium complex in the 3000 block of South

Rural Road. Firefighters found that a generator had been running inside one

of the units for several hours. Hazardous Materials technicians took

readings for carbon monoxide (CO), and found high concentrations in several

units. The resident reporting the problem said her carbon monoxide detector

had gone off and she felt ill. A total of 10 homes were affected –

firefighters ventilated the units and monitored each unit prior to allowing

residents back into their homes.

Six individuals were treated on scene and three of them – females ages 20,

25 and 46 – were transported to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital-Osborn.

The three treated on scene were 18- and 19-year-old males and a 21-year-old


Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas.

According to the National Safety Council, 200 to 300 deaths each year are

attributed to unintentional carbon monoxide poisonings. The generator in

this incident was used by a restoration contractor to power 10 portable fans

and two de-humidifiers in an attempt to dry wet carpeting after a plumbing

pipe had broken.

An investigation of this incident is ongoing, and no names of victims or

investigative leads will be released. Fact sheets on carbon monoxide

(CO) and generator safety are available from the Tempe Fire Department or

the United States Fire Administration Web site at

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Upcoming Events at the Mesa Amphitheatre by quotes
August 29, 2007, 1:21 pm
Filed under: Art, Artists, Arts, Arts and Entertainment, City of Mesa, Entertainment, Mesa, Mesa Amphitheatre | Tags: ,

Join us for these upcoming events at the Mesa Amp:

Incubus –

Wednesday, September 5

Doors 4:30, Show 6:00 pm

Tickets: $43 in advance and day-of show

Produced by Luckyman Concerts

Win Free Tickets to the Incubus Concert from Urban Art –

Urban Art Tattoo Grand Opening (new location!) Tuesday, September 4th, 6pm – 8pm

443 West Main St. in Mesa

Live remote from The Edge with live

concert ticket giveaways!

Includes passes to the Amp VIP area, hosted by Urban Art

For more information call Urban Art at 480-844-7429 or visit

Rise Against

Thursday, September 6

Doors 4:30 pm, Show 5:30 pm

Tickets: $23 in advance

$ 25 day-of show

Produced by Luckyman Concerts

Lucky Dube


Friday, September 7

Doors 6:00 pm, Show 7:30 pm

Tickets: $35 in advance

$ 41 day-of show

Produced by 3-Brothers Reggae Showcase Ent


Thursday, September 20

Doors 5:00 pm, Show 6:30 pm

Tickets: $30 in advance and day-of

Produced by Luckyman Concerts


Tuesday, October 9

Doors 5:30 pm, Show 7:00 pm

Tickets: $28 in advance and day-of

Produced by Stateside Presents

For tickets, visit the Mesa Amphitheatre Box Office Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Or at all Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone at 480-784-4444 or on-line at

Phoenix Jobs Career Transition Support Weblog by quotes

New resources for Greater Phoenix Area Job Seekers.

The non-profit community support group formerly known as “Scottsdale Job Network” is expanding to cover much more of the valley of the Sun and is re-branding to SJN.

Phoenix Jobs resources have been added to the SJN Blog.

Some of the featured resources include, the Scottsdale Job Network Phoenix Jobs Job Board and the City of Phoenix Phoenix Jobs at

Please stop by and take a look. We think you will find some of these SJN resources valuable in your job search.

Plan to visit us at our next meeting on TUES, SEPT 4, 2007
Guest speaker:
Robert Meade,
Recruiting Manager
DBL Distributing LLC
(480) 422-7763

Learn about this actively growing Scottsdale company, its history, products and services, growth plans, and staffing needs. Rob will discuss strategies to learn the skills hiring managers are seeking and how to communicate those skills effectively during an interview.

Meetings are held on the first and third TUESDAY mornings, from 9:00-11:30 AM. We are a community group that meets at and uses space provided free of charge by:

Temple Chai
4645 East Marilyn Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Temple Chai is centrally located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and south of the loop 101. Marilyn Road is just west of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads.

Meetings are open to the public.

There are no meeting fees or membership dues.
We appreciate donations to cover our operating costs.

SJN is a non-profit community group of business leaders and volunteers. We are not a job placement forum, and we do not match candidates to openings nor do we send resumes to employers or recruiters. There is no guarantee of employment either directly through this group or as a result of association with SJN.

We do, however, provide education in the job search process and all attendees have the opportunity to meet and work with people who offer support and guidance during employment transition.

Visit SJN Here.

Arizona’s 50 Year Transformations by quotes

Arizona’s  50 Year Transformations  Arizona is growing, but this is not news to anyone.

Yesterday it really hit home. Over the past 20 years I have had numerous meetings at the Salt River Project’s modest, single story administration building in a desert setting on Project Drive. Yesterday I could hardly find it within the massive complex of hi-rise buildings. Sitting I the familiar lobby I thought about Arizona’s real transformations.  

In the first half of the 1990’s it was hydraulic innovations that delivered water from the massive dams through SRP canals that created our agricultural economy.  The second half of the 1990’s was driven by a company about one mile west of SRP on Washington Street: Goettl Air Conditioning. They introduced evaporative coolers and then air conditioners that transformed Arizona’s economy once again.  

So here we sit in the early 21st century, wondering where we go next. What innovation in infrastructure will transform Arizona once again? We are a unique state in that we are one of the few that is fresh and young, and has a history of astounding growth and transformation. Incrementalism will not serve Arizona well in the next couple of decades. Our governance, education and business communities have a sense of this need to build a third great infrastructure. We have good success with broad band telecommunications which started its surge ten years ago. With a successful Broadband Authority strategy Arizona will complete its rural rollout in a few years.  

But we need an innovation much more powerful and unique, to match the Arizona pioneers of the past century. And to no surprise to prior readers of this blog — that transformation will be the eLearning system adoption within all Arizona K-12 classrooms statewide.   



Theodore C. Kraver PhD ,  President

eLearning System for Arizona Teachers and Students Inc.not-for-profit   501-c3    

volunteer design and advocacy organization 


225 West Orchid Lane  

Phoenix, AZ    85021 

Kids Play Free at City 9-Holes This Summer by quotes

 Kids Play Free at City 9-Holes This Summer

All junior golfers under the age of 17 will play for FREE at any of the three Phoenix nine-hole courses this summer when accompanied by a paid adult – every day, all day. The “Kids Play Free” program will be available from June 1 through August 31 to encourage families to get out on the links with their children, enjoy the great game of golf and to promote Junior Golf in Phoenix. If only one adult is present, additional junior rounds can be purchased for $5 each (up to two additional junior rounds).

This program is an extension of the Phoenix Youth Golf Program that offers free golf lessons year-round to youngsters between the ages of 8 and 17 and the $26 Junior Play Pass good for 30 days at all Phoenix golf courses on a space-available basis.

For more information call 602-534-9919 or go online to The “Kids Play Free” Program is being offered at all three city of Phoenix Par 3 nine-hole golf courses:

Aguila Par 3, 8440 S. 35th Ave., 602-237-9601

Encanto Short 9, 2300 N. 17th Ave., 602- 262-6870

Palo Verde, 6215 N. 15th Ave., 602-249-9930

Tips to Stay Safe in the Heat by quotes

 Tips to Stay Safe in the HeatCommunity Information & Referral

or Call: (602) 263-8856

As temperatures begin to rise well over 100 degrees, the city of Phoenix Emergency Management Program, in cooperation with the state, Maricopa County, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations, is prepared to take action to ensure the safety of its residents.Both the Fire and Police departments will respond to heat emergencies and provide water during extreme heat warnings. The Human Services Department is offering heat stress training seminars for its meal delivery aides, minibus operators and caseworkers for seniors who come in contact with the elderly.

“The best advice we can give to residents is to stay hydrated, especially when you go outside during the day. And please keep a special eye on your neighbors, particularly the elderly,” said Mayor Phil Gordon.“Phoenix also is working closely with nonprofit and faith-based organizations that are helping with outreach efforts to the homeless,” he said.

DonationsThrough the city’s annual Summer Respite Program, the public is asked to donate unopened water bottles, sunscreen, new underwear, white socks, white T-shirts and prepackaged snack items that will be distributed to the homeless. Tax-deductible donations may be delivered to the city’s four Family Services Centers: Travis L. Williams, 4732 S. Central Ave., 602-534-4732; John F. Long, 3454 N. 51st Ave., 602-262-6510; Central Phoenix, 1250 S. Seventh Ave., 602-534-1250; and Sunnyslope, 914 W. Hatcher Road, 602-495-5229. The centers are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The city partners with 10 local homeless outreach teams to distribute these items. They include Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, Stand Up for Kids, Community Bridges, HomeBase Youth Services, Connection to Care Team, The Salvation Army Project HOPE, Health Care for the Homeless, TERROS, Southwest Behavioral Health Service PATH Outreach and US Vets.City staff is working with faith-based organizations in the metropolitan area to provide heat assistance in the areas of hydration and respite efforts and wellness checks. They will help collect, store and distribute bottled water; provide a cool, safe place for people to escape the heat; and check on the elderly and disabled to make sure they have access to cool and safe places. City staff is providing training and information to these volunteers. Any faith-based organizations interested in assisting can call 602-262-4520.

St. Mary’s Food Bank also will assist the city in storing large quantities of water during the summer months. Any company or group interested in donating water or contributing funds to buy water can call the Human Services Department at 602-262-4520.The Human Services Campus Day Resource Center will provide services and respite for homeless individuals in downtown Phoenix. The Phoenix Rescue Mission will offer day respite, meals and shelter at its 35th Avenue location and United Methodist Outreach Ministries will provide additional day and night shelter for women and families. Residents needing further information about these services can call Community Information and Referral at 602-263-8856.

Tips to keep cool and healthy during times of extreme heatEven healthy people should take it easy during extremely high temperatures, and those with respiratory and other health problems must be especially careful. Stay out of the sun as much as possible. Drink extra fluids, but avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can cause dehydration. The best ways to prevent a sun stress emergency are:

  • Drink before you’re thirsty and drink often.Eat a healthy diet.

  • Wear a hat or cap, keep the neck covered and wear loose fitting clothing. The greatest amount of heat loss from the body occurs at the head. This is why it is important to wear a hat or cap in the sun.
  • If you can, work in the cool hours of the day or evening.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, heat-related injuries fall into three major categories:

  • Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms that occur when the body loses electrolytes during profuse sweating or when inadequate electrolytes are taken into the body. They usually begin in the arms, legs or abdomen, and often precede heat exhaustion. Treatment for heat cramps is to rest in the shade, get near a fan, spray the person with water and massage the cramp.
  • Heat exhaustion is a medical emergency. When a person is suffering from heat exhaustion, they will perspire profusely and most likely will be pale. It is best treated by taking the patient to a cool place, applying cool compresses, elevating the feet and giving the patient fluids.
  • Heatstroke is the worst heat-related injury. The brain has lost its ability to regulate body temperature. The patient will be hot, reddish and warm to the touch. Their temperature will be markedly high and there will be no perspiration. This is a medical emergency: call 9-1-1. The emergency care of heatstroke is to cool the body as quickly as possible. One of the best methods for cooling the body during a heat emergency is to wrap the patient in cool, wet sheets.

Tips to avoid heat related illness:

  • Never leave infants, children or pets inside a parked vehicle.
  • Increase fluid intake, regardless of activity level. Don’t wait until thirsty to drink fluids; drink more liquid than one’s thirst indicates.
  • Avoid “heat hangover.” Continue to drink fluids even after strenuous activity. This will enable the body to maintain optimum hydration, and help prevent the after effects of heat exposure such as headaches and fatigue.
  • Avoid beverages containing alcohol, caffeine or large amounts of sugar as they dehydrate the body.
  • Avoid very cold beverages as they cause stomach cramps.
  • Limit exercise or outdoor activity between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun is at its peak intensity. If active during this time frame, drink a minimum of 16 to 32 ounces of water each hour.
  • Some medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, may increase the risk of heat related illness. Consult your physician if you have questions.
  • Take advantage of free air conditioning! Visit shopping malls, movie theaters or the library to escape the heat for a few hours.

Outdoor protection:

  • When outdoors, wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF15. Apply at least 30 minutes prior to going outdoors and re-apply as necessary.
  • Rest frequently in shady areas so that the body’s temperature has a chance to recover.
  • If unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, gradually increase the pace and limit exercise or work time.


  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes.
  • Use a wide-brimmed hat to provide shade and keep the head cool.
  • Take special precaution with infants and young children by dressing them in loose, cool clothing and shading their heads

Cars and HeatWhen temperatures reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit, even with a window partially open, the temperature inside a car can reach 138 degrees in five minutes and up to 150 degrees in 15 minutes. In these conditions, children can die very quickly – in a matter of minutes. Infants and small children are particularly vulnerable due to their body configurations. The younger the child, the faster the onset of heatstroke and dehydration.

  • 75 percent of the temperature rise occurs within five minutes of closing and leaving the car.
  • 90 percent of the temperature rise occurs within 15 minutes.
  • Dark colored cars reach slightly higher temperatures than light colored cars.
  • The greater the amount of glass in the car (hatchbacks, etc.) the faster the rise in temperature.
  • Larger cars heat up just as fast as smaller cars.
  • Having the windows down even one inch causes only a slight temperature drop.

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The Valley’s priciest home sales by quotes
August 21, 2007, 3:44 pm
Filed under: City of Phoenix, City of Phoenix News, Phoenix, US - AZ (Phoenix) | Tags: ,

A president of a supplement company, a plastic surgeon, a Colorado developer, a bottling CEO, a retired AT&T executive and a smart card inventor are among the buyers and sellers in this week’s priciest home sales.


Bradley N. Grossman of Paradise Valley purchased a 9,300-square-foot home with pool built in 2003 at Mirador in Paradise Valley. The seven-bedroom, 8 1/2-bathroom home features 360-degree views through 15-foot-high glass walls, looking out on Paradise Valley Country Club to the north and Camelback Mountain canyons to the south. It includes a five-car garage and view deck upstairs with elevator and gourmet kitchen that opens to the breakfast nook, family room and patio. Grossman is president and CEO of American Supplement Technologies Inc in Tempe. The home was sold by Douglas Heinrich and his wife, Mary.

Dr. Ali M. Mosharrafa and his wife, Susan, purchased a new five-bedroom, 5 1/2-bath, 7,137-square-foot Spanish hacienda estate designed by Clay Scrivner at Mockingbird Lane Estates in Paradise Valley west of the Camelback Golf Club. The home features his and her baths and an exercise room with private spa. The kitchen has furniture-quality cabinets, granite countertops, Viking appliances and a 6-foot subzero refrigerator and freezer. Ali Mosharrafa is the chairman of the department of  plastic surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. The home was sold by Bjan Family Enterprises, an Arizona limited liability company.

More of The Valley’s priciest home sales.

City of Phoenix Mayor and Council Election by quotes

Your Vote is Your Voice

Mayor and Council Election
September 11, 2007

The following also is provided in Spanish. Lo siguiente también es provisto en español.

On Sept. 11, 2007 the city of Phoenix will conduct a Mayor and Council Election in which voters in Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 will elect city council members and all voters will elect a mayor. In addition, ballot measures will be presented to voters for their consideration. A Runoff Election will be held on Nov. 6, 2007 if no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for an office in the September election.


Important Dates

For additional information about the Election please call the City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683), TTY 602-534-2737.

Other City of Phoenix Election Information

Historic Preservation by quotes

Historic Preservation General Design Guidelines for Historic Properties Seeks Input

August 20 , 2007 by Editor

The Phoenix Historic Preservation Office and Historic Preservation Commission are seeking input from Phoenix historic property owners on design issues that come up in historic neighborhoods and for owners of individually designated historic properties at two workshops scheduled for 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Virginia G. Piper Auditorium, 600 E. Van Buren St., and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Phoenix City Hall, assembly rooms A – C, 200 W. Washington St.

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