Downtown Phoenix parking meters expand hours, issue warnings

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The city of Phoenix will start issuing fines for its new parking meter hours, which were effective Aug. 18. While downtown visitors are upset at the change, business owners are not as concerned. Read story

RadiatePHX event reboots to bring community together, address downtown projects

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RadiatePHX, a networking event focused on enhancing the downtown community and bringing collaborators together, held an event Tuesday evening at the Arizona College of Medicine. Organizers hope RadiatePHX becomes a monthly event. Read story

Two companies to renovate Barrister building

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The city of Phoenix selected two companies to redevelop the Barrister building and its neighboring property. The space will be made into a rental housing project with ground level retail and a self-contained parking garage. Read story

Devilishly Healthy: A nutrition and fitness guide for preserving the health of your college body

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After a sun-kissed summer full of family, fun and frolicking about, it’s time to get back to the grindstone and knock out a successful fall semester! Devilishly Healthy extends its warmest welcome. Read story

City of Phoenix creates citizen committee for advice on future of public transportation

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Mayor Greg Stanton on Tuesday announced the creation of a citizen’s advisory committee to focus on future public-transportation plans for the city of Phoenix. Read story

Dinosaurs and pop culture soar to 'Jurassic' heights at second annual Phoenix DinoCon

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Dinosaurs attacked downtown Phoenix on Saturday — well, at least ones from popular culture — in the second annual Phoenix DinoCon, held at the Phoenix Center for the Arts. The event, which drew close to 400 attendees, had panels and booths that celebrated the dinosaur-lovers among us. Read story

Short Leash Hot Dog contest - moShort Leash Hot Dogs restaurant celebrates first anniversary with hot-dog eating contest

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Short Leash Hot Dogs is usually known for its signature dogs, but on Wednesday all the attention was on the seven people who participated in the restaurant’s inaugural Man vs. Dog hot-dog-eating contest. The competition was held to celebrate the first anniversary of Short Leash’s brick-and-mortar restaurant and National Hot Dog Day. Read story

With opening delayed by weeks, CityScape surfing machine becomes public 'eyesore'

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The CityScape flowrider wave machine, “Surfing on Central,” was expected to open June 1, but more than three weeks later it remains unopened and has become what some say is a “distraction” from nearby businesses. Read story

City Council approves ordinance to raise parking meter rates, extend meter times

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The Phoenix City Council approved an ordinance on Wednesday that will increase the cost of parking meters up to $4 per hour based on demand and extend meter hours of operation to 10 p.m. every day starting this fall. Read story

Community grocery store Bodega 420 closes as owners look to spend more time with family

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Bodega 420, a local grocery store that provided a relief to downtown’s infamous ‘food desert’ classification, closed its doors on Wednesday, just over two years after it opened. As the owners look to spend more time with family, customers share sentiment for the loss of what was seen as a community staple. Read story