Community

Thousands of people participated in AIDS Walk 2009 on Sunday morning in a 4-kilometer march from Phoenix City Hall to the State Capitol that raised more than $320,000 in donations for HIV/AIDS agencies.
For the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of Arizona, the seventh annual Rainbows Festival and Street Fair is more than a celebration of an open life. It is a symbol of how far they have come in gaining acceptance.
About 250 people marched near the Downtown campus in an effort to raise awareness about the life women go through in prostitution on Saturday, a group official said.
A state legislative committee put a temporary hold on a planned new tri-university medical building that would expand downtown Phoenix’s medical campus.
The economy does not discriminate. Old or new, it puts local Phoenix area tattoo shops through the ringer, but a positive attitude may be the key to pulling through.
The Phoenix Public Market, on East Pierce Street between North Central Avenue and North First Street, is expected to open in mid-October.
Metro officials have reported fewer light-rail ridership evasion incidents than previously documented in the first six months of operation.
Manny Mania, a nationwide skateboarding competition sponsored by Red Bull, will be making a stop in Phoenix this Friday. The skateboarding competition will be taking place as part of the regular First Fridays events, which features local art and culture.
The last of a series of free public events will take place at the Civic Space Friday night, concluding a run of community-driven activities new to the city.
Civic Space Park officially opened on Thursday afternoon with a dedication ceremony held by Phoenix Mayor, Phil Gordon. Grand opening celebrations continued with a demonstration of the park’s light features later that night.