Scottsdale Arizona

Students Earn Disneyland Trip Through Paiute Program by quotes

Students Earn Disneyland Trip Through Paiute Program

Twelve students excelling in programs at the Paiute Neighborhood Center recently earned a trip to Disneyland during school spring break.

The students earned the trip by outstanding progress and performance in Paiute tutoring programs and by their efforts in the center’s Character Counts! program – which emphasizes trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

For many of the students, earning the spring break trip was special for a variety of reasons. Many had never ridden on an airplane or visited
Disneyland. This trip was paid for through a grant from the non-profit group Partners for Paiute.

The Paiute center, located at 6535 E. Osborn Road, provides a variety of services to the community, including a Headstart program, a teen center, computer classes, arts and crafts classes, free afterschool programs, tutoring, senior services and social services.

For more information on the center, visit:

Spring Training Under Way – Free Trolley Serving Stadium by quotes

Scottsdale’s free trolley is serving Scottsdale Stadium during the San
Francisco Giants spring training games this season.  The service is an
extension of the Downtown Trolley, which runs every 10 minutes.
Service on the extended route begins an hour and half before the start of each game and ends 30 minutes after each game.

There are several free public parking areas along the Downtown Trolley route or within a short walking distance including City Hall, the First Street and Brown parking garage and the garage at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

The free Neighborhood Trolley, which runs every 20 minutes, also connects with Scottsdale Stadium and stops at the Loloma Transit Center and the Second Street parking garage.

To download a map of the trolley routes, parking areas and the Giants spring training schedule at Scottsdale Stadium visit:

Downtown Scottsdale Hosts A Wide Array Of Free Offerings by quotes

Downtown Scottsdale not only has great galleries, restaurants, shopping and nightlife – it’s got a great lineup of free events.
Here’s a sample of offerings that won’t ding your wallet:

** Free historic walking tours in Old Town take place at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in March in front of the Historical Society’s Little Red Schoolhouse. Alice Corpstein in period dress narrates this tour.
** The Arts District Art Walk from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday
**  Free Museum of Contemporary Arts entry 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays
** Free stagecoach rides 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Brown &
Main intersection
** Old Town Farmers’ Market from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Brown & First Avenue parking lot
* Free Carriage Museum entry Fridays 1 to 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. on northwest corner of Brown Avenue and Second Street (across from the Cavalliere Blacksmith shop and the Old Adobe Mission church).

For a complete listing of Downtown Scottsdale events, visit

March/April Brush And Bulk Pick Up Schedule by quotes

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection, offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.

Residents are asked to have brush and bulk items out for pick up by 5 a.m. on Monday the week of scheduled service.

Here’s the upcoming schedule:
** McDonald Drive to Thomas Road and Happy Valley Road to Pinnacle Peak Road: Week of March 16.
** Thomas Road to McKellips Road and Pinnacle Peak Road to Bell Road: Week of March 23.
** Bell Road to Cholla Street and Dynamite Boulevard to northern city
limits: Week of March 30.
** Cholla Street to McDonald Drive and Dynamite Boulevard to Happy Valley Road – includes Sundown Drive between Cactus Road and Shea Boulevard: Week of April 6.

For more information, contact the city’s Solid Waste Management division (480) 312-5600 or visit

Tips For Taking Your Dog To A City Park by quotes

The Scottsdale Police Department is offering tips to help make your next visit to a city park an enjoyable one for you and your pet, as well as other park visitors.  The most common park-related complaints that Scottsdale Police receive are dog related in nature.  Please be a responsible dog owner by following these tips:

** All dogs must remain on a leash while in any city park except while in a designated off-leash area.  Parks with designated off-leash areas are Chaparral, Horizon and Vista del Camino parks.
** Leashes must be attached to the dog and can be no longer than six feet in length.
** Any dog litter must be removed immediately.  Dog litter bags are
available at all city parks.
** All dogs must be licensed and display the current year’s tag.

It is important to note that any dog-related violation is considered a
criminal misdemeanor offense.  For more information on the city’s off-leash areas visit

New Left-Turn Photo Enforcement Location Is Active by quotes

Scottsdale  began issuing photo enforcement citations at a fourth left-turn location on March 1.

The new location monitors northbound left-turn traffic on Scottsdale Road turning west at the Thomas Road intersection.

Scottsdale launched its first left-turn photo enforcement site last August at the intersection of Shea and 90th Street. Scottsdale plans to eventually operate left-turn cameras at six intersections.

All six intersections already have cameras for through traffic. They flash drivers who run red lights or travel through the intersections at speeds of 11 mph or more above the limit. The left-turn cameras are positioned to photograph drivers in left-turn lanes when they run red lights or red arrows.

For more information on Scottsdale’s photo enforcement program, visit and click on “Photo Enforcement” under “Hot Topics.”

For questions about photo enforcement, residents may call (480) 312-7014 or e-mail

Applications Available For June’s Public Safety Teen Academy by quotes

The Scottsdale Police and Fire departments are offering teens ages 14-18 the opportunity to learn more about future careers in law enforcement and fire services.

The 2009 Public Safety Teen Academy, to be held June 8-12, features an exciting week of demonstrations and hands-on learning.

Scheduled activities include firefighting skill stations, AED and CCC-CPR
awareness, basic first aid and triage, police riot control techniques,
decision shooting scenarios, criminal investigations and tactical
demonstrations. The students will also have the opportunity to learn from expert fire and police instructors, who will present the dynamic topics.

The deadline for applications is April 24.  Space is limited.
An application is available for download and photos from last year’s Public Safety Teen Academy are available for viewing at:

To request a copy of the application by mail or for more information,
contact Lori Schmidt, public education officer, at (480) 312-1817 or

Youth Corps Teen Volunteer Program Applications Available by quotes

Applications are available for teens looking to give back to the community through volunteering with the City of Scottsdale.  Application deadline is April 30.  Teens are encouraged to return their applications promptly as the demand for volunteer opportunities is great.

The Youth Corps program provides an opportunity for middle and high school teens to volunteer in various areas of the city during the months of June and July, learning valuable job skills while giving back to the community.

Opportunities are available in city offices, recreation centers, citizen
service centers, pools, and senior centers.  Hours vary and generally total 10 to 20 hours each week.

Program information and application can be found at: or by contacting Erin McKallor-Quill or Sunny Nakagawa at (480) 312-7640 or email or

“Scottsdale Remembers” Photo Exhibit At Civic Center Library by quotes

Our community’s colorful history comes to life this month through a photo exhibit at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Called “Scottsdale Remembers: Recollections of our Past,” the exhibition features photos from the Scottsdale Historical Society, and the local civic groups Scottsdale Charros and Scottsdale Jaycees.

All photos are now in part of the Scottsdale Public Library’s digital
collection. Scottsdale Remembers: Recollections of our Past runs through March 30.

For more information about the Scottsdale Library, visit:

Neighborhood College Registration Under Way by quotes

Registration is now available for Scottsdale’s Neighborhood College, a
series of free classes where residents and neighborhood leaders can learn how to better understand and address neighborhood issues.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. For a complete class schedule, class descriptions or to register, call (480) 312-3111 or visit:

All classes take place from 6 to 8 p.m. The first class is April 2 on the
topic of homeowners associations and new HOA Laws. The location is the Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.