Daily Archives: January 29, 2009

County Sheriff cancels inmate transport via Phoenix light rail

[Source: Alyssa Pivirotto, ABC 15] — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will not use light rail to transport inmates to the 4th Avenue Jail, according to a statement released Thursday afternoon.  Earlier this week, the Sheriff started those transports from Sky Harbor Airport to the downtown Phoenix jail, saying it was a way to save money on parking transport vehicles.  Now, the City of Phoenix has given the Sheriff four parking passes, allowing him to park for free.  [Note: to read the full article, click here.]

Phoenix City Manager offers proposed budget for Council vote, Feb. 3

Click here for the Feb. 3 Phoenix City Council Report containing the City Manager’s Proposed Budget.  Each section of the report is broken out in the first nine links, or the last link contains the entire report.

Documentary examines Mill Ave’s decline in Tempe, Feb. 4

Mill Ave Inc.” is a documentary that essentially started when Nicholas Holthaus (known by most as Nico) started taking video footage of bands and venues in the mid-late 90s, when it became apparent that a lot of venues along the legendary Mill Avenue would be closing its doors due to… a lot of things.  Take your pick: corporate muscling, community apathy, myopic planning, copycatting, smoking bans, increased conservative prevalence, ASU’s techno-corporate expansion… It seems there was not one singular cause for the disintegration of Mill’s culture and liveliness that people everywhere had come to enjoy.  Or was there?

Mill Ave Inc.” combines archival footage of the indie, punk, and folk scene at clubs on Mill with interviews that include Stinkweeds owner Kimber Lanning, Tempe folk singer Walt Richardson, Sun Club owner and musician Hans Olson, Gin Blossoms’ Robin Wilson and members of Flathead, Dead Hot Workshop, and Gloritone.  Together with scene-sters, politicians and the club owners, they tell the real story of how a great local entertainment hub became “Mill Avenue Inc.”  [Note: To read the New Times movie review, click here.]

  • Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Time: 8 p.m. (doors at 7:45)
  • Place: Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
  • Admission: $6 cash only

Mall-inspired fast food joints open at ASU downtown Phoenix campus