Volunteers Save City of Mesa Nearly $5M

Mesa volunteers may not make much — or, well, anything — but they sure are valuable. The city’s extensive volunteer base provided the equivalent of nearly $5 million worth of work during Fiscal Year 2013-14, according to data recently shared…

What are they making at the Apple (GT) plant? And why?

While significant startup challenges have slowed progress on Apple’s sapphire-glass factory in Mesa, the massive facility is nearly finished and is ramping up production of the scratch-resistant material, GT Advanced Technologies CEO Tom Gutierrez recently said. Both Apple and GT…

GM Water Tower Dismantled: Residents Urge Eastmark to Include It in Development

DMB announced through their Eastmark Facebook page that they had begun the removal of the GM water tower that used to be a part of the GM Proving Grounds site, which is being redeveloped into the five-square-mile Eastmark development. DMB…

Mesa warehouse to auction Amazon, Walmart goods

A public auction to unload 600 pallets of goods — worth $2 million — from retailers like Amazon, Home Depot, Walmart and Costco is to be held Saturday, July 26, at a Mesa warehouse in preparation for the company’s relocation…

Storm leaves damage, flooding in the East Valley

A storm that rolled through the East Valley on Sunday left its mark in a number of ways. It hit hard and fast late Sunday afternoon, leaving thousands without power and residents cleaning up. The storm brought with it strong…

Mesa Police Chief Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Mesa Police Department’s top cop, Chief Frank Milstead, took the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise money and awareness for support for first responders such as police and fire. In an event sponsored by WeFixUglyPools.com and The Kenny Klaus Team, amongst others,…

ADOT installs lower, larger signs to fight wrong-way drivers

Arizona transportation officials erected new signage at various highway exit ramps throughout the state on Wednesday hoping the efforts will curb the recently-escalated problem of wrong-way driving, but it remains clear the problem does not have an easy fix. Five…

Mesa pushes for zoning overlay to ease attraction of high-tech to Elliot Rd

For years, Chandler has made economic-development headlines by exploiting the cachet of its Price Road corridor, anchored by a giant Intel Corp. campus. But as Price Road fills in, where will companies look for large swaths of developable land? Mesa…

Foreign Trade Subzone to Give Apple Supplier Competitive Edge

Mesa and Apple Inc. supplier GT Advanced Technologies are working together to activate a foreign-trade subzone that would facilitate manufacturing and related savings. Last fall, residents and officials alike applauded the news that an Apple Inc. supplier would begin manufacturing…

Allegiant flight evacuated at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway

An Allegiant Airlines flight was evacuated Monday afternoon after the pilot reported a chemical smell in the cockpit, according to an Federal Aviation Administration official. Ian Gregor, spokesman for the FAA Pacific Region, said flight 142 was taxiing out for…