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Mesa dance company readies spring show, fingers crossed
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Mesa dance company readies spring show, fingers crossed

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By Janelle Molony, Tribune Contributor Bridgette Borzillo, founder of the “kinesthetic” Mesa dance company CaZo, is launching a remastered production of Fate this May at the Tempe Center for the Arts – assuming...
Mesa couple invent a MADgical sci-fi card game
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Mesa couple invent a MADgical sci-fi card game

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By Christopher Boan Tribune Contributor Mitchell Drake and his wife reached a life-changing epiphany midway through a six-hour flight to Hawaii. The couple, who are self-described “science fiction geeks,” had an idea for a...
Mesa native planning school tour as a new author
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Mesa native planning school tour as a new author

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Mesa native Arianne Leavitt Costner is returning to the East Valley this month for a visit, but it’s not just to say hello to relatives and friends. She’ll be returning to her childhood haunts as a...
Mesa artist’s palette is an egg
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Mesa artist’s palette is an egg

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By Sue Kern-Fleischer Tribune Contributor Jordan Byrd’s Mesa loft and studio are filled with eggs – but not the scrambled or fried kind. The 29-year-old artist, who owns Inside the Byrd’s Nest, is one of a few artists in...
2 Mesa cancer survivors to take the stage
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2 Mesa cancer survivors to take the stage

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Two Mesa women will be taking their stories of surviving cancer to the stage later this month to help raise money for a nonprofit that helps other women who face the same struggle. Melissa Adams, a breast...
At 53, Mesa MMA fighter a movie star
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At 53, Mesa MMA fighter a movie star

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By Janelle Molony Tribune Contributor At age 53, Mesa High School wrestling coach Thom Ortiz accomplished a feat few to none of his peers could replicate. In 2017, Ortiz stepped into the octagon for a pro mixed martial arts...
Time When… Despite setbacks,  the 1920s roared in Mesa
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Time When… Despite setbacks, the 1920s roared in Mesa

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By Shannon Maki Tribune Guest Writer The 1920s was a prosperous time for Mesa, resulting in the nickname of “Gem City.” The city began to grow industrially, economically, and culturally. Economically, the Cotton Crash of...
Red tape snarls Mesa inventor’s water plan
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Red tape snarls Mesa inventor’s water plan

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By Janelle Molony Tribune Contributor Mesa entrepreneur JW Jennings patented a way to collect and transfer desalination, that is mineral free, water in order to deliver the clean water to communities and entire countries. But...
EV couple’s hard work helping suicide bill’s advance
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EV couple’s hard work helping suicide bill’s advance

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer A Gilbert couple’s fight – started three years ago in the wake of their 15-year-old son’s suicide – is paying off as a sweeping mental health bill flew unscathed through a series of...
Multi-million-dollar title scam arrests net 7 in EV
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Multi-million-dollar title scam arrests net 7 in EV

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Tribune News Staff Seven East Valley residents face criminal charges for fraudulently issuing thousands of car titles and netting millions in revenue.  Scott Bandy, 29, of Chandler was indicted on Feb. 24 for his part in...