Archive for the ‘City News/Life’ Category

Time Lapse Videos of Phoenix Sky Train, Downtown at Sunrise from Lamp Left Media and Parametric Studios

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Downtown Phoenix Time Lapse from Parametric Studios on Vimeo.

A time lapse of the Phoenix Sky Train that opened in April 2013 from Lamp Left Media

Jason Griffith’s Tempe Chair Installations, Funded by the Tempe Neighborhood Grant Program

Friday, January 18th, 2013








Jason Griffiths is an architect and assistant professor at Arizona State University. His recent chair installations, located at S College & La Jolla off Southern Ave in Tempe were funded by the Tempe Neighborhood Grant Program, which seeks to “[support] efforts to improve and enhance community spaces and cultivates opportunities for neighbors to commission artwork and other improvements.” In a Jackalope Ranch article he explains that,

“[the] eventual form was derived from looking at how two people might sit together and their relationship — one leaning on the other, facing slightly away from each other and so on. These relationships were also informed by the immediate environment like views towards the street, local bus route, shade, etc.”

Truck Farm Phoenix at the Roosevelt Growhouse

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

From Truck Farm Phoenix’s facebook page:

Truck Farm was born in Brooklyn, NY in the spring of 2009, when Ian Cheney set out to plant a vegetable garden in the bed of his grandfather’s 1986 Dodge pick-up truck. The mobile garden project soon grew: Ian and collaborator Curt Ellis (co-creators of “King Corn”) took the public art project on the road, exhibiting Truck Farm at 40 schools and on the National Mall in DC. Their Truck Farm Garden Contest, judged by food celebrities Alice Waters, Michael Pollan and Marion Nestle, inspired 65 student groups to plant creative farms of their own.

Phoenix is proud to say that we are one of them. Truck Farm Phoenix was launched in the fall of 2011 and has been sewing the seeds of knowledge at schools and youth organizations across the valley, teaching kids how fun farming and healthy food can be, engaging them in thinking about where food comes from and getting them excited about growing food themselves.

On the days when the Truck Farm is stationary, you can find it at the Roosevelt Growhouse

Columbus Day Prank ~ ASU, Tempe

Monday, October 22nd, 2012


Earlier this month on Columbus Day (October 8th), Arizona State University’s campus was subject to a bit a reality of check on what we celebrate on a national holiday that commemorates Columbus’ “discovery” of the Americas.

Wheatpaste ~ Lux Coffee, Stuck on the Street

Monday, September 3rd, 2012


In front of Lux Coffee (4402 North Central Avenue)

Truth Wheatpaste ~ Roosevelt Row

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

5th St & Garfield

Dust Storm Over Phoenix on Labor Day, 1972

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

(Cornelius M. Keyes/NARA)

“A dust storm rises over Phoenix, Arizona, on Labor Day, 1972.
No rain had fallen in the area for 153 days”.

From The Atlantic


Otto’s Pizza & Pastry, Jessica Jordan ~ Tempe

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Signage by Jessica Jordan

From Otto’s Pizza website:

Otto’s is where it’s at! This family-owned and operated restaurant has been open for more than 16 years. Walk into Otto’s and you will always see Otto hard at work, unless you catch him when he is on a small coffee break – he is French after all.

Otto’s Pizza & Pastry
804 S. Ash Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

McCain the Coyote from GreyEyes, Navajo & Hopi Water Rights Threatened

Sunday, May 6th, 2012


NO! to SB2109 & HR4067

From GreyEyes’ website:

Senators Jon Kyl & McCain trying to take our water rights

Brief analysis of the Bill:

Navajo and Hopi Tribes, as agreed, would forfeit ALL rights to ALL the water from the Little Colorado River from the moment the Bill is signed into Law and until the end of time. Additionally, Navajo and Hopi Tribes would sign away ALL rights of ANY Navajo or Hopi entity starting lawsuits against any government due to any issues with the water. In exchange the US Government “promises” to build a pipe-line; however, there is no GUARANTEE the pipeline will be built leaving both Tribal citizens and residents without clean water for time immemorial (FOREVER).

Read more on the issue at the Native News Network


Artsy Unaffordable Lofts ~ Roosevelt Row

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

A $52 million dollar apartment complex is being constructed at Roosevelt & 3rd St to serve Downtown ASU students and the surrounding community. Obviously, not everyone is happy about it.

Click here to read an article on the apartment complex