Sunday Night Football in Arizona

Last night, the flying saucer-esque University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale was brilliantly illuminated with waving red lights and a pair of logos letting those driving down Loop 101 know that tonight’s Arizona Cardinals opener will be something special – Sunday Night Football is here. As I write this, of course, the tailgates likely already […]

The Hill, The Man and Some Pokeballs

Hiking and I have a rather checkered history. Which makes my presence in the hiking capital of the southwest a bit ironic. When I was in the Boy Scouts, my parents placed me in a troop whose motto was “have pack, will travel.” Though there were more hikes than I currently recall, two remain burned […]

The Other Side of Westgate City Center

This story begins with a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card given for the holidays and a decision to go to a different location, the somewhat newer one at the Westgate City Center in Glendale. Truth is, as many times as I’ve been to Gila River Arena for events, I rarely venture north of the fountainsĀ in […]

Glendale Keeping Foothills Library

Interesting news from the Glendale City Council last week. After some consideration, and due in great part to public comment, the city has decided not to sell and relocate the Foothills Library Branch near 55th Avenue and Union Hills. Plans had been compiled to move the library from its current building into existing space in […]

A-Rod, Ryan Braun and Willful Denial

I didn’t want to believe it. Deep down, I absolutely new Ryan Braun got caught with his hand in the PED cookie jar but, when he escaped on a technicality, heart overrode head and I willfully chose to ignore the inconvenient truth that he really had gotten caught using performance enhancing drugs. Call it a […]

“I Wasn’t Going to Get Into the Bidding Game”

A week or so ago, the community section of the Arizona Republic wrote about home buyers here in Glendale (though it applies elsewhere) who found themselves caught off guard when the market turned from a buyer’s market to the current seller’s market which we now are in. They put in two other offers in the […]

Yes, Glendale, There Will Be Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Now and Into the Future

In case you hadn’t heard the news, the NHL owners and the NHL Players Association finally have come together on a new collective bargaining agreement which means, likely within the next two weeks, there will be Phoenix Coyotes hockey again at Jobing.Com Arena. And, unlike the last few seasons, there should be no ownership drama […]

Glendale Real Estate – A Christmas Gift for Zillow

There’s a fairly consistent pattern with Zillow. Anytime someone questions the accuracy of the listings or a Zestimate, the Zillow elves spring into action asking for the address so they can correct the mistake. Never mind that the issues with inaccurate listings and Zestimate data are systemic; the elves are determined to fix these issues […]

Phoenix Coyotes Ownership Saga and the Westgate City Center

Two nights ago, the Glendale City Council voted to approve a lease agreement with erstwhile Phoenix Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison, moving what has become a three-year ownership saga closer to completion. Even this step took a bit of work. A lease was negotiated months ago but never signed by the council because of the then-impending […]

Glendale New Build Homes for Sale – 2 and 3 Bedroom models

Tucked away close to the Westgate City Center is the cozy subdivision of Provence. (I’d say walking distance but, frankly, when it’s 111 degrees out no one is walking anywhere.) Built by K Hovnanian/Great Western, there are one- and two-story models that both feature stainless steel appliances, granite counters and staggered maple cabinets inside a […]