Mesa Police Using Body Cameras

With high-profile cases across the country, there has been a lot of dialogue even as high as the White House regarding the usage of body cameras by police officers. Mesa Police Department has been ahead of the pack in the…

First Solar Seeks to Build Solar Test Farm Near PMGA

Tempe-based solar-panel manufacturer First Solar wants to develop a 20-acre test farm in east Mesa, a project that could include 18 jobs and $20 million in investment for the area, according to documents submitted to the city. The Nasdaq-traded company…

Central Mesa Neighborhood Still Without Power After Storm

Residents of more than 120 Mesa homes are still without power in the wake of a monsoon storm that dropped several inches of rain and caused widespread flooding throughout the Valley, and more rain could be on the way. SRP…

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…