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Phoenix Neighborhoods Stand Together to Stop Gun Violence in South Phoenix by quotes

Phoenix Neighborhoods Stand Together

to Stop Gun Violence in South Phoenix

June 05 , 2008 by EditorA gun buy-back, a neighborhood cleanup and community walk are part of the “Take Back Your Neighborhood” campaign recently unveiled by Mayor Phil Gordon.

The month-long campaign will focus on four specific neighborhoods that, according to police, experience a disproportionate amount of gun violence and include several events specifically designed to make the neighborhoods a safer place.

Joining the mayor were Phoenix City Council members Michael Johnson, District 8, and Michael Nowakowski, District 7, and representatives of the Phoenix Police Department, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, Silent Witness, Phoenix Fire Department, Silent Witness and Arizonans for Gun Safety.

The goal of the program is to empower the residents of these neighborhoods to take action to prevent future gun violence. The neighborhoods involved in the project and their boundaries are:

7/11 Fight Back (7th to 15th avenues and Buckeye Road to I-17), Lindo Park (19th to 23rd avenues and Roeser Road to Southern Avenue), South Vista (12th to 16th streets and Roeser Road to Southern Avenue), Hermoso Park (16th to 24th streets and Vineyard to Broadway roads).

Spearheading the Take Back Your Neighborhood program is Arizonans for Gun Safety, a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to reducing gun deaths and injuries.

In addition, several private individuals and companies have pledged their support, including APS, Gust Rosenfeld, Jerry and Joan Colangelo, Phoenix Community Alliance, SRP, the Arizona Republic and La Voz.

The Take Back Your Neighborhood program is a coordinated effort between the city of Phoenix, Phoenix Police Department, ATF, Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office and Arizonans for Gun Safety to dramatically reduce the amount of violent crime in the four Phoenix neighborhoods.

The events for the bilingual campaign include:

The “Steps to Stop Gun Violence” community walk 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Lindo Park, 19th Avenue and Roeser Road, led by faith-based communities in the four neighborhoods. The walk will culminate with a free breakfast and the distribution of free gun locks.

Two job fairs scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 19, to help neighborhood residents take charge of their lives.

A neighborhood cleanup event 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, presented by the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department to help encourage community involvement. In addition to dumpsters and garbage bags, paint and rollers will be provided to stamp out graffiti.

A “no questions asked” gun buy-back program 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, will award a $100 grocery gift card to anyone who brings in a firearm. Buyback locations will include the Phoenix Police Department’s South Mountain Precinct, as well as community churches in each of the four participating neighborhoods.

A community celebration of Take Back Your Neighborhood month 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 28, from at the South Mountain Community Center. Activities will include music, food, games and free swimming in the community pool.

The Take Back Your Neighborhood campaign will include weekly door hangers on every one of the 4,000 homes and apartments in the participating communities, as well as billboards, posters and event fliers promoting specific events. Additionally, 600 free gun locks will be distributed throughout the duration of the program to promote firearm safety.

For more information about the program, visit http://takebackyourneighborhood.com or call 602-222-5400.



LinkedIn® Live! Phoenix Event by quotes

The November 6th event was called “The best networking event I have ever been to.” by a large percentage of the participants.

LinkedIn® Live!

Phoenix Event

“LinkedIn” and it’s logo are registered trademarks of the LinkedIn Corporation.

Handlebar J’s

7116 Becker Lane

Scottsdale , AZ 85254

Tuesday January 8th 2008

5:30 – 7:30 PM

We are pleased to announce the next LinkedIn® Centric event in the Phoenix Market at Handlebar J’s!

The LinkedIn® Live! Event brings the top LinkedIn® Users together with key members of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Community (who should be top Linkedin® users) and introducing them to each other, and to IA and its mission.

This month, the event is co-produced in alliance with the Arizona Technology Council .

LinkedIn Live! is a Free Event with appetizers sponsored by Lumension Security and a Cash Bar.

Register Now

And bring one or two of your most connected LinkedIn® connections!

Join us as we further unlock the power of the extended Metro Phoenix network!

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AWARD WINNING TEMPE FACILITY CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING by azhttp

TEMPE (October 11, 2007) – Please join us as we celebrate the

newest and “greenest” facility in the Valley Metro transit system.

The public is invited to view and tour the East Valley Bus Operations and

Maintenance Facility at 2050 W. Rio Salado Parkway and understand more about

what makes a building environmentally friendly at the grand opening on

October 22.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with a breakfast and facility tours

to follow at 10:30 a.m. Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and Scottsdale Mayor Mary

Manross will make remarks about the features of the facility at 9:30 a.m.

The facility was recently awarded the Valley Forward Association Award of

Merit for Buildings and Structures because of its innovative use of recycled

materials and use of local resources.

“In Tempe, we are working to create an economically, culturally

and environmentally sustainable community,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.

“This new facility is a tangible representation of that commitment and of

our ability to work together to make that sustainable vision a reality.”

The cities of Tempe and Scottsdale, along with Valley Metro,

will be celebrating this new facility that contains sustainable elements

that help to protect and conserve the Earth’s natural resources. Tempe and

Scottsdale are actively supporting Leadership in Energy and Environmental

Design (LEED) certified buildings in their communities.

Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross said, “I am particularly proud

that Scottsdale and Tempe have supported a goal of LEED certification, and

with a Gold certification submittal for the facility’s administration

building it proves outstanding dedication to this effort.”

The new facility will provide and enhance future transportation

services in the Valley. The 24-acre facility will house 250 buses and 600

employees and include more than 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art

maintenance, fueling, bus wash and administrative “green” space. The

administration office will be submitted for LEED Gold certification and the

remainder of the project will be submitted for LEED Silver certification by

the U.S. Green Building Council.

Funding for the facility is a combination of Proposition 400

public transportation funds, local funds from Tempe and Scottsdale, and

federal funds. The event is free to the public.

Valley Metro/RPTA is an organization of 14 local governments

that provides or funds transit services to citizens in the greater Phoenix

metropolitan and surrounding areas. For more information about Valley Metro

public transit services, call Transit Information at (602) 253-5000; for

callers with TTY (602) 261-8208; or visit the Valley Metro website at

www.ValleyMetro.org <http://www.valleymetro.org/> . The ON THE MOVE logo

designates those transportation projects approved by voters in November

2004.



Pancake Breakfast for District 6 by azhttp

Mesa City Councilmember Scott Somers (District 6) will hold a pancake

breakfast for residents on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8:00am to 10:00am at Fire

Station 212, located at 2430 S. Ellsworth Rd.

In addition to great food, the Councilman will be available to discuss

topics that are not only pertinent to District 6 but to the City of Mesa.

“These events are important because it gives residents an opportunity to

connect with their City,” Somers said. “It offers citizens a chance to be

heard and to give them input on the issues that affect them directly.”

Interested residents can contact Council Assistant Marquisha Griffin by

calling her at (480) 644-5295

What: District 6 Pancake Breakfast with Councilman Scott Somers

When: Saturday, October 6, 2007

8:00am -10:00am

Where: Fire Station 212

2430 S. Ellsworth Rd.



City of Mesa utilities by azhttp
October 1, 2007, 5:42 am
Filed under: City of Mesa, Community, Community Meeting, Entertainment, Meeting, Mesa

City of Mesa utilities: connecting with our community since 1917

The City of Mesa has a reason to celebrate. The city has provided safe,

reliable natural gas and electric service to its customers for nearly a

decade – 90 years to be exact. In 1917, the City of Mesa acquired its

electric and natural gas systems from Dr. A.J. Chandler. In honor of this

milestone, Mesa utility customers are invited to join the Utilities

Department at a celebration on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the

Utilities Building, 640 N. Mesa Drive.

Come out and enjoy a food and a variety of activities and displays to learn

more about your utility provider. Activities include a demonstration of the

laser gas leak detector that can detect methane gas remotely, a natural gas

explosion chamber, an electric bike, which challenges you to generate

electricity with your legs, a spinning wheel that tests your knowledge of

Mesa’s utilities, and more. Learn how to read your natural gas and electric

meter, how to reset your breaker, what natural gas smells like, and how much

energy you can save by switching to compact fluorescent bulbs. There will

also be equipment on display, such as a gas sniffer truck, a backhoe, a

boom/digger truck, and more. The event offers something for everyone.

For more information about the event, call (480) 644-2265 or visit

www.cityofmesa.org/utilities.

The October 6 event also serves as the kick off for Public Gas and Public

Power Weeks, which run from Oct. 7 to 13.

Public Gas Week, an annual nationwide event sponsored by American Public Gas

Association (APGA), is intended to build awareness of the benefits of having

a community-owned natural gas distribution system. There are approximately

1,000 public gas systems nationwide. APGA advocates for these publicly owned

natural gas distribution systems.

“Mesa’s natural gas system continues to be a valuable community asset

controlled by our customers,” said Gerald Paulus, gas division director.

“We are committed not only to continue our legacy of quality service, but to

look for opportunities to improve operations and better serve the

community.”

Mesa is also celebrating Public Power Week (PPW) along with more than 2,000

other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a

not-for-profit basis to 44 million Americans. PPW is a national, annual

event sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association

(APPA) in Washington, D.C. APPA is the service organization for community-

and state-owned electric utilities.

“The anniversary celebration and Public Power Week gives us a chance to

highlight the City’s role in effectively powering Mesa’s electric service

area,” said Marty Hunter, electric division director. “Our employees work

day and night to provide safe, reliable power, all at comparable rates, with

a focus on customer service and environmental stewardship.”

The City is proud of its heritage of providing safe, reliable natural gas

and electric service to our residents. For more information about the City

of Mesa Utilities Department and the many services it provides, please visit

www.cityofmesa.org/utilities. For more information about APGA or APPA, visit

www.apga.org or www.appanet.org respectively.

Facts about Mesa’s natural gas utility

. 52,000+ metered service lines.

. 90 square miles in Mesa city limits and 236 square miles in Pinal County .

1,088 miles of distribution lines . Four gate stations (where natural gas is

transported to Mesa’s distribution system)

Facts about Mesa’s electric utility

. 16,400 residential and commercial customers served . 5.5 square miles in

the heart of Mesa . 183 miles of overhead primary lines . 226 miles of

underground primary lines . 13 substations



Volunteer Fair at Tempe Public Library by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – Looking for ways to help your community? Get involved by

volunteering at the Tempe Center for the Arts, the Tempe Public Library, the

Tempe Historical Museum and more. Learn about all the available

opportunities at Tempe’s annual Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lower level Program Room in the Tempe Public

Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.

Representatives from more than 20 organizations around the community will be

present to answer your questions and tell you how you can help.

Refreshment will be served. Other groups recruiting volunteers at the event

will include Experience Corps, CARE7 Crisis Response Team, the Petersen

House Museum, Volunteers In Policing and more.

For more information, call the Tempe Volunteer Office at 480-350-5190.



Retirement transition talk at Tempe Public Library by azhttp

Tempe, Ariz. – Retirement can be more than golfing, traveling and sitting

around the house. Participate in an informal panel discussion of the

challenges and opportunities of post-career life.

If you’ve recently retired or are thinking about retirement, sign up for the

Retirement Transition Talk, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Tempe

Connections Café at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.

The panel includes successful professionals who have made the leap and are

enjoying active lifestyles full of fun and fulfillment. They will share

their personal experiences, tips and techniques for maintaining social

connections, engaging in the community and finding purpose and meaning in a

post-career life.

Ask questions, share ideas, and meet new people who are committed to

reinvention and renewal in the second half of life. Speakers include: Ken

Bond, a retired Deputy Chief Juvenile Probation Officer; Doug Cullinane, a

retired civil/environmental engineer; and Ilene Dode, retired President/CEO

of Empact Suicide Prevention Center.

The session is $5 per person and includes coffee and dessert. For

registration, send an email to info@tempeconnections.org or call

480-350-5490.

Tempe Connections is a nonprofit community service program and café based at

the Tempe Public Library. The proceeds from the full-service coffee bar

support programming and community involvement activities for older adults.