Desert Horizon’s April Coffee with a Cop is coming up!
A big thanks to all those residents that attended our last Coffee with a Cop. It was a great turnout and Precinct Commander Gabe Lopez appreciated the big sendoff.
Our next coffee get- together will be at elly’s. Elly’s is an institution in the Chicago area, long known for its Signature Omelettes, Homemade French Toast, and Morning Sandwiches… to name a few! They’ve brought their delicious breakfast menu to us here in Phoenix with their café on Camelback. As a thank you to Desert Horizon residents, elly’s will be providing free coffee for the event.
Those of you new to Coffee with a Cop, please consider joining us! Coffee with a Cop is your opportunity to meet your local community action officers and patrol officers, ask questions, get informed, and best of all, enjoy some good conversation and delicious food. Acting commander Steve Martos will also be on hand to meet all of you!
The Maricopa Association of Governments and Maricopa Region 9-1-1, working cooperatively with members of the disability community, identified a solution to purchase the system necessary to make Text to 9-1-1 a reality. The system was purchased in August 2017 and members of the 9-1-1 community have been trained over the last several months. Scottsdale is pleased to announce to its residents that this valuable service is now available for anyone with a cellular phone with text messaging capabilities.
“CALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU CAN’T” is the message for text to 9-1-1. Calling is always the best option when possible, as voice calls allow the 91-1 operator to more quickly ask questions and obtain information from the caller. Users of text to 9-1-1 include individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, those with a speech impairment, victims of domestic violence, and victims that are concerned about being heard on the phone by an assailant.
Text to 9-1-1 is still in its infancy, and there are some limitations at this time. For instance, the texter will need to enter their location for the 9-1-1 operator as location is not available yet. 9-1-1 cannot be part of a group text. Also, there is no language translation service for text to 9-1-1. All of these will be improved upon in the future.
We are proud to be able to offer a new level of service for those needing it in Maricopa County.
5th Annual Cruisin’ with District 3 & North 32nd Community Event
We hope that you, your family members and neighbors will join City of Phoenix, AZ USA District 3 Councilwoman Debra Stark, North 32nd and the City of Phoenix Police Department’s Desert Horizon Precinct for the 5th annual Cruisin’ with District 3 & North 32nd Community Event!
WHEN: Saturday, April 7 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WHERE: Paradise Hills Shopping Center
(NW corner of 32nd St. and Shea Blvd.)
Booths** from 8:30 AM to noon
Family-friendly bike ride at 9:30 AM
Raffle at 10:30 AM
Community Bike Ride ~ Bike Rodeo ~ Bike Registration ~ City of Phoenix Booths ~ Community Booths ~ Raffle
If you are a local business interested in having a booth or donating a raffle prize, please email email@example.com.
**Booths must be set-up by 8:15 AM the day of the event.
When “Chopped” host Ted Allen asked her what motivates her, she explained: “My charity, the Joy Bus. We prepare and deliver free chef-inspired meals to homebound individuals.”
She told “Chopped” judges about her inspiration, a close friend who succumbed to cancer.
“I lost a friend in 2012, her name is Joy, that’s why it’s called the Joy Bus. I was making little treats for her to make her feel better and it was that that kind of inspired me to try to help people who maybe didn’t have the same support system that she had.”
“I like to create beautiful food to give people a little bit of joy in their life,” she said. “We bring super-rad, healthy food to homebound patients in need.”
This is how Caraway wowed judges.
First round: appetizer
Basket ingredients: Duck confit, baby turnips, biscuits and narutomaki.
Her dish: Duck confit tostada with guajillo and pasilla sauce. “I’m stoked with the duck confit, possibilities are endless,” Caraway said, noting she used to own a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. “The duck confit is like a high-end carnitas.”
Judges’ reaction: “I think you made some beautiful flavors here,” Amanda Freitag said. Even though Caraway struggled with the narutomaki, “It was a good appetizer, very solid,” Scott Conant said.
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Estes, Christina. “Phoenix Residents: Sober Living Homes Are Hurting Neighborhoods” KJZZ.org, April 27, 2017. http://kjzz.org/content/466417/phoenix-residents-sober-living-homes-are-hurting-neighborhoods
Boehm, Jessica. “Phoenix wants to regulate sober-living homes, but can it?” The Republic, AZ Central, November 29, 2017. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2017/11/29/phoenix-wants-regulate-sober-living-homes-but-can-it/896368001/
Thornton, Terrance. “Scottsdale dips into sober home regulations through new spacing requirements” Scottsdale Independent, January 2, 2018. https://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/news/scottsdale-dips-into-sober-home-regulations-through-new-spacing-requirements/