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Pinal County Disaster Training Workshops Planned - 02/28/10 11:02 PM
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and the National Sheriff’s Association has planned several All Hazards Community Partnership Training events. These are unique training opportunities designed to educate communities and their leaders on how best to prepare and respond to a disaster when emergency responders are overwhelmed. Hurricane Katrina has taught us that citizens may be left to cope with a crisis on their own for the first few hours or even longer. This free training opportunity will include: How to create a Family Disaster Plan What to include in a Family Disaster Kit Developing a Community Resource Database Crisis Response Chemical, (9 comments)
Pinal Partnership To Discuss Transportation Issues for Pinal County - 02/28/10 07:04 PM
Pinal Partnership is inviting anyone interested in the future of Pinal County Arizona to join them for an up to date discussion about transportation issues and the future of transportation in Pinal County. At the March meeting they will also reveal the plans for the I-11 from Mike Cronin with El Dorado Holdings and from David White with the Gila River Indian Community. In addition, they have another special guest also joining the discussion which will be announced later. If you are interested in attending you will need to RSVP quick as these roadway discussions always fill up the fastest. Please (3 comments)
A.D.O.B.E. March Meeting-Community Info for Gold Canyon Arizona - 02/28/10 06:53 PM
If you live in or near the Gold Canyon Arizona area, or are a seasonal visitor to the area, there is a local non-profit organization called A.D.O.B.E. This group is a great way to get involved and know what is going on in the community. The next upcoming A.D.O.B.E. meeting will take place March 18th, 7:00 pm, Best Western, Kings Ranch Road & US 60. Meet & Greet starts at 6:15 pm. The format for this particular meeting will be a round table discussion with several local Pinal County government representatives. This is slated to be an informative and engaging event. (0 comments)
Razzmatazz and All That Jazz- Gold Canyon Arizona Boys and Girls Club Event - 02/28/10 06:31 PM
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Phoenix Valley is trying to get the word out about their upcoming 2010 Yesteryear Event, “RAZZMATAZZ AND ALL THAT JAZZ”, A Roaring 20’s Extravaganza. The event will be held May 1, 2010 at the Superstition Center, Mountainbrook Village in Gold Canyon, Arizona from 5:00 to 10:30. There are opportunities for sponsorships, table reservations or ticket purchases. The Boys and Girls Clubs everywhere all need our support these days and are even more important in this era of school cut-backs and kids needs good quality activities. For more info contact Connie Lane, Chairperson for (0 comments)
Foreclosed Homes Vandalized in Phoenix Arizona Area - 02/18/10 12:09 PM
When showing foreclosed homes we often run into situations where the home has been stripped of many basic items, such as appliances, fixtures, lights, fans, toilets, sinks, even air conditioners. Many times it is speculated by the neighbors that the owners were the ones who took the items from the homes. When this sort of vandalism occurs it negatively affects property values for that home and the entire neighborhood. We spied a post on a Phoenix Arizona area blog this week where some guy was caught in the midst of stripping his home. His neighbors reported it and he was caught (12 comments)
February 2010 Phoenix Arizona Area Home Sales Stats - 02/17/10 04:17 PM
We've posted the most recent price per square foot sales stats for various communities in and around the Phoenix Arizona marketplace for sales that occurred in January 2010 on our Benjamin.com blog. On a community by community basis, there are a few stats up and a few down -- but not by a lot, and mostly it would seem that the variables are because in a given community there were more less pricey homes closing in the month, or more higher priced ones -- both of which adjust the averages in that direction.
Often times what buyers who are coming (0 comments)
Some Arizona Department of Motor Vehicle Locations to Close - 02/11/10 02:40 PM
Budget cuts are affecting everything and everyone -- nothing is immune. Last week there was an announcement that many state parks would be closing and today it was announced that on Friday 12th there will be 10 of the Department of Motor Vehicles offices will close -- there will be some facilities affected in Phoenix and Mesa Arizona.
For more information about this read our post on Benjamin.com's blog or visit the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicle website. (4 comments)
Landlords Don't Forget HOA Rules When You Rent - 02/08/10 09:20 PM
A renter has no way of knowing the community "standards" about where to store their garbage cans, and no way to know what the landscaping "standards" are of the community unless the landlord shares these issues with them. In today's market often times when a home owner wants to sell, but then sadly learns they will not end up with anything near what they want dollar-wise for their home, they end up deciding to rent. Many of these landlords are not professional landlords, and do not have standard procedures and forms to give to their renters, and some do not even (3 comments)
Gold Canyon Arizona- Real Estate Stats - January 2010 - 02/07/10 04:31 PM
We just completed the stats for the month of January 2010 for the Gold Canyon Arizona real estate market. Some luxury homes that closed escrow during the month pushed the average price per square foot of homes sold for the month up a tad from the prior month, December 2009. If you are thinking about relocating to the East Phoenix Arizona Valley and want to see what is happening in this market, or if you already live in the area, and are interested in how sales are doing, so you can keep an eye on what your home might be worth, (3 comments)
Enjoy El Salvador Food in Phoenix- Restaurant Salvadoreno - 02/04/10 12:27 AM
Looking for an unusual but tasty restaurant in the Phoenix Arizona area? Check out Restaurant Salvadoreno with locations in Phoenix and Mesa. This is an El Salvador restaurant with menu items not found elsewhere. One of the specialties are dishes that include a El Salvadoro flower called Loroco. This is a flower that is common in Central American cooking. With a flavor that is mild, slightly musty and a little chewy it is sort of a cross between seaweed and asparagus. At Restaurant Salvadoro they use the loroco in a recipe called Pupusas. The flowers are stuffed into thick, hand-made corn (4 comments)
New Agreement Halts New Home Construction Near Luke Air Force Base-Arizona - 02/03/10 05:21 PM
Looks like a new agreement will end construction of single-family homes near Arizona's Luke Air Force Base. A settlement was reached Tuesday among state and county officials. The agreement ends several years of fighting between the Attorney General's Office and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors over potential residential encroachment. Arizona sees Luke as a logical training base for the F-35 Lightning II, which replaces the aging F-16s flown at Luke. The Air Force base pumps $2.1 billion a year into the state's economy, and Arizona leaders do not want factions warring over residential encroachment, which would make the base less (2 comments)
Apache Trail-Enjoyable Arizona Day Trip - 02/03/10 04:49 PM
If in Arizona and looking for a terrific day trip experience consider driving the Apache Trail. If your drive is timed right you will pass spring desert wildflowers. Definitely you will want to take your camera along. You will pass Tortilla Flat, Theodore Roosevelt Dam and Tonto National Monument. A lot of the drive is on dirt road, so plan accordingly. Be sure to fill up the gas tank before departing. There are some tricky parts of the trail -- one location drops more than 1000 feet in just about a mile - so hang on! Take US Highway 60 East (1 comments)
San Tan Valley Arizona-Quick Facts - 02/03/10 03:45 PM
Some quick Facts about San Tan Valley Arizona which is in Pinal County Arizona. Recently this area underwent a name change. Formerly the area carried the name of various small neighborhoods. Now the big, unincorporated area that sits between the town limits of Queen Creek & Florence is legally called “San Tan Valley”. San Tan Valley is almost solely responsible for making Pinal County the second fastest growing county in the U.S. The current population estimates of San Tan Valley are somewhere between 80,000 – 90,000 which makes it Pinal County’s most populated area. Zip code additions have been put into (0 comments)
Gold Canyon and the East Phoenix Arizona Valley info. Home of the Superstition Mountains, golf, hiking, desert wildlife and year round great sunny weather. Gold Canyon is only 45 minutes east of the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport.
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