Hotel Adeline Debuts In Scottsdale, AZ Following $13M Renovation

Hotel Adeline, a highly-anticipated new boutique hotel, is now open in Scottsdale, AZ. Developed by Los Angeles-based ESI Ventures and managed by New Orleans-based HRI Lodging, LLC, the 4.5-acre property makes its debut following a $13 million renovation. Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Hotel Adeline is steps away from all the area has to offer in restaurants, nightlife, shopping, art galleries, museums and outdoor recreation.

The stylish boutique property offers 213 guestrooms, including five spacious 700-square-foot king suites, featuring sleek and uncomplicated design. Hotel Adeline’s interior design is contemporary with a bohemian twist, featuring a neutral color palette and welcoming atmosphere. Accents throughout the hotel include an eclectic mix of textures, comfortable furniture groupings of leather and wooden pieces atop geometric patterned rugs, sleek metallic fixtures and carefully-curated Arizona influenced artwork. Additional details include modern wood furniture with a retro flair, handy built-in live edge work desks, walk-in rainfall showers, 50-inch LG Smart TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel.

Unlike more traditional hotels, buzzing communal spaces such as the lobby, restaurant and lounge, lively pool and pool bar, outdoor courtyards with lawn games and public areas encourage guests to spend more time in social spaces than in their rooms. Thoughtful instragrammable moments have been sprinkled throughout the hotel, starting with neon wall art emblazoned with the message, “WTF,” which stands for, “Where’s the Fun?” Focused on providing guests with an authentic Arizona experience, local partners include Cartel Coffee Lab, Noble Bread, Super Chunk Sweets & Treats and Purely Sedona water.
Hotel Adeline’s outlets and amenities include:

Open for dinner daily, Selfmade is Hotel Adeline’s full-service restaurant that serves fresh, seasonal American dishes with Mediterranean influence. Signature dishes from the menu include the Roasted Chicken “Porchetta” with smoked garlic quinoa stuffing and Braised Short Rib with chamomile caramel squash, Brussels sprouts and mustard jus. Guests also can enjoy an inventive beverage menu featuring wine, sangria, craft beers and creative signature cocktails, such as Adeline Lemonade and Rosemary Punch. Inspired by Adeline’s favorite recipes, everything at Selfmade is made in-house.

Good & Proper
Named after two of Adeline’s winning attributes, Good & Proper is the hotel’s casual café concept. Featuring a range of fast-casual and grab-and-go items, the breakfast and lunch menus offer a fresh selection of egg dishes, breakfast bowls, sandwiches, salads and made-to-order plates that pair a protein, such as prime hangar steak, roasted chicken or wild caught salmon with two creative sides such as black kale hummus, roasted rainbow carrots, shaved cauliflower and dukkah or Dauphinoise gratin potato with creamy horseradish. In addition to breakfast and lunch service, late-night grab-and-go snacks are available until midnight daily. Fresh-squeezed juices, coffee, wine and beer complete the offerings.

Hotel Adeline’s 3,000-square-foot zero edge pool is the centerpiece of the property. It features a stunning view of Camelback Mountain, 16 chic cabanas, a cozy fire pit and courtyards complete with lawn games such as giant Jenga and Connect4. At the center of it all, Freestyle, the hotel’s trendy pool bar, is the place to see and be seen. Between dips, guests are able to enjoy a selection of starters and housemade pizzas and cool off with signature drinks such as Berry Hydration and Miami Vicio.

Meeting and Event Space
An ideal destination for weddings, social events and corporate retreats, Hotel Adeline offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces. The 1,800-square-foot Hayden Ballroom comfortably accommodates up to 120 guests and features a convenient center room divider to section off the space for smaller groups. Basil Boardroom, the hotel’s 345-square-foot deluxe boardroom, accommodates up to 12. Both spaces are equipped with top-of-the-line technology features and full AV capabilities. Totaling 2,200 square-feet, the pool deck space is available for full buy out and accommodates up to 150 guests.

Hotel Adeline’s state-of-the-art fitness center offers guests the latest Precor cardio and strength training equipment. The pool’s multi-purpose elevated deck provides the perfect spot to relax or partake in energizing outdoor yoga classes.
Hotel Adeline is located at 5101 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Ariz. Nearby attractions include Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale Waterfront, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, spring training stadiums and Camelback Mountain.

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The Giants are coming: spring training and real estate in Scottsdale, AZ

One former Giant with a giant home in Scottsdale. Photo via SFGate

Cities get boosts from sports all the time: the Olympics, The Superbowl, America’s Cup– all of these very public events drive up tourism and real estate prices before, during, and after the event. Spring training also affects real estate, but in a different way. The town of Scottsdale, AZ offers a perfect example, especially since this is the city our own beloved San Francisco Giants repair to this spring.

Spring training isn’t the media/tourist/spectator extravaganza that other sporting events are, but that doesn’t mean the influx of highly paid baseball players won’t boost local property values. In fact, data show everything is up from last month in this area, from the number of homes sold to the median list price to the median sold price. And last year as well, the number of homes sold and pending increased in March and April. The Giants probably can’t take sole credit for that uptick, but their presence couldn’t have hurt.

One former Giant who bought a home in Scottsdale: Pat Burrell. Now for sale at $3,695,000, 9820 East Blue Sky Drive is 4 bed, 4.5 bath desert beauty, pictured here (photos courtesy of the good folks at Trulia).

Other high-end home sellers hoping to catch a Giant by his toe are smart to list homes already furnished. The busy baseball player on the go probably doesn’t have a lot of time to decorate, so a fully stocked home has its advantages. Here are two that might appeal.

Take a tour and let us know which Giant fits which home best.

Home 1: Undisclosed Scottsdale address, featuring 7 beds, 7.5 baths and plenty of bar/theater/party time fun for $11,700,000. (We are fascinated by the idea of a Giant in the copper tub. See if you agree.)

Home 2 (to our eyes, the nicer of the two, but also less expensive) is 11386 East Whistling Wind Way, a 6 bed, 8.5 bath with similar bells and whistles for $9,995,000.

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Arizona study finds ZIP codes serves as indicator of community health

The Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunity Index compared factors affecting health within a community. The North Scottsdale ZIP code, 85258, was found to have the highest life expectancy of 85 years.

PHOENIX – ZIP codes may serve as reliable indicators in assessing the health of metro Phoenix residents and just how long they might live.

“Your ZIP code is more important to your health than your genetic code,” according to a report by the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities.

That report found that transportation, safety and access to medical care affect the health of people in some ZIP codes more than others.

The report, the Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunity Index, first released in 2016, compared seven factors affecting health: proximity to highways and factories; housing; opportunities to exercise; public transit; access to health care; residential segregation; and education.

The Vitalyst Health Foundation, a Phoenix health foundation, is working with Arizona State University to update the index, said Jon Ford, director of strategic initiatives at the foundation. The Vitalyst Health Foundation works to improve the health of individuals and communities in Phoenix, according to its website.

They are adding more indicators, creating an online dashboard and developing usable data for the public.

As the index is being updated, the foundation and other groups are using the index to find ways to improve public health.

“Health is really dependent on your poverty level, on your access to education, on the walkability of your neighborhood,” said Serena Unrein, director of Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities. “If you live in a lower income ZIP code, unfortunately your chances of living a long healthy life are not as good as if you live in a higher income ZIP code.”

The north Scottsdale ZIP code 85258 was found to have the highest life expectancy, 85 years, largely because of its access to health care, walkability and more.

John Fixter, who lives in 85258, said he rides his bike about 14 or 15 miles a day, all within the trails in his neighborhood.

“The great thing about this place is it has miles and miles of trails you can go any direction,” Fixter said.

Ford, of the Vitalyst Health Foundation, said having high-quality outdoor space is one of the factors essential for health.

“The natural environment provides that space for health, not just in the ways that we think of like, ‘Oh, it’s a place to go work out,’” Ford said. “But literally a space in the urban fabric where people can breathe and relax and enjoy being outdoors.”

Three years ago, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Virginia Commonwealth University released a life expectancy map for Phoenix that found life expectancy gaps as high as 14 years among ZIP codes.

Ford said health care and public health organizations need to work together to solve the problems within different communities.

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Scottsdale plane crash: All 6 victims officially identified

Six people were killed when a Piper airplane crashed on the TPC Scottsdale golf course. Eliott Simpson, an aviation accident investigator with the NTSB, speaks about the crash on April 10, 2018. Tom Tingle/

The six people who died when the Las Vegas-bound plane they were in crashed onto a Scottsdale golf course Monday and burst into flames ranged in age from 22 to 28, officials announced Wednesday.

The Scottsdale Police Department identified those killed as Erik Valente, 26; James Louis Pedroza, 28; Mariah Sunshine Coogan, 23; Anand Anil Patel, 28; Helena Lagos, 22; and Iris Carolina Rodriguez Garcia, 23.

Final medical examiner results are pending that will determine exactly how each died.

Additional details about the crash’s cause have not yet been officially released.

Lagos was a part-time Las Vegas fashion model who excelled in high school and college and had big plans for her future, longtime friend Katelyn Putman wrote Wednesday in comments to The Arizona Republic.

She and Pedroza were dating, Putman said.

Lagos participated in DECA, a not-for-profit group that teaches young people nationwide about business planning, marketing and finance. She went on to pursue entrepreneurship opportunities in college and recently started her own business, Rebel Fruits LLC, according to Nevada records.

"She always had bright ideas and was confident in everything she did," Putman wrote. "She was going to do amazing things. … She will be sorely missed, and the world is darker without her."

The Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper featured her in a 2013 story that chronicled her journey from Honduras to a Las Vegas High School.

Additional information about Valente and Garcia were not immediately available.

All six died after the small, private plane they were flying in crashed shortly after takeoff Monday night from Scottsdale Airport and burst into flames at TPC Scottsdale.

The Republic on Tuesday verified through family or friends the identities of three victims — Pedroza, Coogan and Patel.

Akash Patel, left, and his brother, Anand “Happy” Patel, on a recent flight.

Patel was “an entrepreneur with lots of energy and lots of charisma,” his twin brother, Akash Patel, told The Republic. The two came to the United States from India in 2009 to attend college.

“Anand” translates to “happiness.” So, Akash Patel said, his brother was widely known by the name “Happy.”

An Oklahoma resident, Happy co-founded a clothing line and worked as an event promoter, flying coast to coast with friends and clients on trips that often included stops in Scottsdale.

Mariah Coogan, a model who did equestrian sports, traveled to Phoenix for a music festival, according to her Instagram page.

Cooga was a horse trainer who did equestrian sports and left high school in 2012 to pursue modeling opportunities, said Graham Rutherford, principal of Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, California, who learned of the woman’s death Tuesday.

"She was eager for adventure, and I always found her easy to speak with," Rutherford told The Republic. "She got on well with many students, too."

Coogan, who continued pursuing modeling, was visiting the Valley for the Phoenix Lights Festival, according to a post Saturday on her Instagram profile. “Forgot my sunnies” she wrote in a caption for a photo of her wearing a new pair of aviators for her nearly 27,000 followers.

Also on board was James Pedroza, who worked as a VIP host at a gay nightclub at the Mirage in Las Vegas. He was an "ally to the LGBTQ community," his friend and co-worker, Garrett Pattiani, told The Republic.

"I am sad that he is gone, but loved how he lived life to the fullest. He was wanting to see the world and travel. He will be missed," Pattiani said. "He never judged anyone and was always there to stand up for equal rights."

Pedroza described himself as an "avid traveler" and posted on Instagram that he was looking forward to visiting his 37th country. He recently traveled to Lake Tahoe and posed next to the plane that crashed Monday, a plane that he said he bought a share in last summer. Investigators, however, have not confirmed that he was piloting the aircraft when it crashed.

James Pedroza was active on Instagram and passionate about traveling, most recently in a plane he partly acquired. That plane crashed Monday, April 9, in Scottsdale.

For reasons investigators have not yet determined, the plane crashed about three-fourths of a mile away, and 30 degrees to the left of the runway it took off from at Scottsdale Airport.

A preliminary report is expected in 10 to 14 days. A report outlining in detail what occurred could take up to 18 months, as is typical in aviation investigations.

The National Transportation Safety Board is overseeing the investigation with help from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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NY Bill Would Make it Illegal to Contact Employees After Work

Scottsdale, AZ (KPNX) – It’s not a stretch to say most people believe the best part of the work day is when it’s over. For many people though, the work day never really ends because their boss can call or email at any time.

"We live under that anxiety and never really take the time to decompress," says Brooklyn Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr.

Espinal introduced a bill which would make it illegal for private companies with ten or more workers to force employees to answer work communications outside of work hours.

The measure would not apply to jobs that require employees to be on call 24 hours a day, and includes exceptions for emergencies. The bill also would not make it illegal for an employer to contact you, just illegal for them to reprimand an employee who does not respond.

Dr. Farrah Hauke is a psychologist in Scottsdale who listens to her patients problems frequently.

"The top two things people come in to talk with me about are typically work and some sort of family interaction," Dr. Hauke says. Considering family can’t fire you (other than the technicality of divorce) this inability to disconnect thing is a real problem for people mentally.

"Depression, heart disease, it can make people feel incredibly stressed out, they might make a rash decision, they might have impaired sleep," Dr. Hauke says.

It’s obviously not up to Dr. Hauke to decide if this measure passes, and it’s not even currently up for debate in the state of Arizona, but she does have some tips to avoid becoming too stressed out.

"Advocate for themselves. So if they are in a position where they’re being asked to do something they don’t feel comfortable doing, they need to be communicating that with their employer," Dr. Hauke says.

The bill is currently being debated in New York City.

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ASU-Bound Jarod Arroyo Wins 400 IM By Seven Seconds at 2018 Phoenix Speedo Sectionals

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The 2018 Speedo Sectionals in Phoenix, Arizona continued tonight with competition in the 200 freestyle, 400 IM, and 200 medley relay.

Again, it was the battle of the Arizona teams as Scottsdale Aquatic Club began to pull away from the field in team point totals. They ended the night with 1481 total points, ahead of Mesa Aquatics Club with 1032. Phoenix Swim Club, the host team, is sitting in third with 999 points.

Tomorrow, competition will resume with the 100 backstroke, 500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and 100 butterfly.

Women’s 200 Freestyle

Breeja Larson, after winning two events yesterday, won the women’s 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.37. Haley Benjamin of Durango Swim Club touched second in 1:48.92, while Kalli Fama of Rio Salado Swim Club finished third with her time of 1:49.35.

Destiny Kling of Pitchfork Aquatic Club finished fourth in 1:50.31, followed by Kyla Yetter of Mesa Aquatics Club in 1:50.84.

Sixth place went to Audrey McDonald of Park City Swimming in 1:51.35, while Katie McBratney (1:52.05) and Mikayla Seigal (1:53.46) finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

Event 15 Women 200 Yard Freestyle
SEC: $ 1:41.81 3/2013 Missy Franklin, STAR-CO
1:45.89 NAT
1:47.39 JR-A
1:49.79 JR-B
1:52.99 FUTR
Name Age Team Prelims Finals Points
=== Championship Final ===

1 Larson, Breeja 25 NYAC-MR 1:49.99 1:47.37 JR-A 32
24.29 50.80 (26.51)
1:18.94 (28.14) 1:47.37 (28.43)
2 Benjamin, Haley 17 Durango Swim Clu 1:50.75 1:48.92 JR-B 28
26.06 53.51 (27.45)
1:21.14 (27.63) 1:48.92 (27.78)
3 Fama, Kalli M 16 Rio Salado Swim- 1:51.37 1:49.35 JR-B 27
25.52 52.68 (27.16)
1:20.55 (27.87) 1:49.35 (28.80)
4 Kling, Destiny 17 Pitchfork Aquati 1:51.45 1:50.31 FUTR 26
25.65 53.42 (27.77)
1:21.98 (28.56) 1:50.31 (28.33)
5 Yetter, Kyla M 16 Mesa Aquatics Cl 1:51.37 1:50.84 FUTR 25
25.73 53.59 (27.86)
1:22.35 (28.76) 1:50.84 (28.49)
6 McDonald, Audre 16 Park City Swimmi 1:52.19 1:51.35 FUTR 24
25.68 53.57 (27.89)
1:22.22 (28.65) 1:51.35 (29.13)
7 McBratney, Kati 17 Pitchfork Aquati 1:50.56 1:52.05 FUTR 23
25.46 53.37 (27.91)
1:22.53 (29.16) 1:52.05 (29.52)
8 Seigal, Mikayla 16 Flatiron Athleti 1:52.54 1:53.46 22
25.96 54.31 (28.35)
1:23.88 (29.57) 1:53.46 (29.58)
Men’s 200 Freestyle

Thomaz Martins of Pitchfork finished first in the men’s 200-yard freestyle, stopping the clock in 1:38.78 to Michael Niezgodzki of Park City Swimming’s second-place time of 1:39.89. Henry Lucco, swimming unattached, was third in 1:40.09.

Fourth place went to Christopher Allen of Mesa Aquatics Club in 1:40.71, followed by Grant Gamroth of 1:40.74 for fifth place.

Benjamin Quon of Rio Salado Swim Club touched in 1:40.84, followed by Lukas Miller of RallySport Aquatic Club in 1:40.90, who dropped almost three seconds to shoot up from 25th seed to seventh place. Eighth place went to Max Weed of Scottsdale Aquatic Club in 1:41.22.

Event 16 Men 200 Yard Freestyle
SEC: $ 1:34.17 3/2013 Tyler Messerschmidt, SAC-AZ
1:35.59 NAT
1:38.39 JR-A
1:40.29 JR-B
1:42.09 FUTR
Name Age Team Prelims Finals Points
=== Championship Final ===

1 Martins, Thomaz 23 Pitchfork Aquati 1:40.62 1:38.78 JR-B 32
23.37 48.29 (24.92)
1:13.36 (25.07) 1:38.78 (25.42)
2 Niezgodzki, Mic 18 Phoenix Swim Clu 1:41.51 1:39.89 JR-B 28
23.16 48.58 (25.42)
1:14.29 (25.71) 1:39.89 (25.60)
3 Lucco, Henry W 17 Una Oca-PN 1:41.50 1:40.09 JR-B 27
23.21 48.51 (25.30)
1:14.20 (25.69) 1:40.09 (25.89)
4 Allen, Christop 17 Mesa Aquatics Cl 1:41.00 1:40.71 FUTR 26
23.71 48.95 (25.24)
1:14.08 (25.13) 1:40.71 (26.63)
5 Gamroth, Grant 21 Unattached-AZ 1:39.86 1:40.74 FUTR 25
23.43 48.60 (25.17)
1:14.18 (25.58) 1:40.74 (26.56)
6 Quon, Benjamin 17 Rio Salado Swim- 1:41.59 1:40.84 FUTR 24
24.10 49.78 (25.68)
1:15.29 (25.51) 1:40.84 (25.55)
7 Miller, Lukas D 15 RallySport Aquat 1:41.21 1:40.90 FUTR 23
22.95 48.56 (25.61)
1:14.43 (25.87) 1:40.90 (26.47)
8 Weed, Max J 16 Scottsdale Aquat 1:41.53 1:41.22 FUTR 22
24.17 49.74 (25.57)
1:15.47 (25.73) 1:41.22 (25.75)
Women’s 400 IM

Benjamin pulled off a successful back-to-back double-header in the women’s 400-yard IM after nabbing the runner-up spot in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 4:16.36 for first place. Second place went to Sydney Carlson of Phoenix Swim Club in 4:17.09, while her teammate 14-year-old Mia Rankin nabbed third place in 4:19.06.

Fourth place went to 13-year-old Mary Codevilla of Flatiron Athletics in 4:21.98, followed by fifth-place Sadie Edwards of Scottsdale Aquatic Club in 4:23.40.

McBratney (4:24.40), Amelie Lessing of Flatiron (4:24.60), and King (4:24.87) finished sixth, seventh, and eighth, respectively.

Event 17 Women 400 Yard IM
SEC: $ 4:09.33 3/2009 Amber McDermott, SBAY-PN
4:12.09 NAT
4:15.19 JR-A
4:23.69 JR-B
4:30.69 FUTR
Name Age Team Prelims Finals Points
=== Championship Final ===

1 Benjamin, Haley 17 Durango Swim Clu 4:18.26 4:16.36 JR-B 32
28.26 59.03 (30.77)
1:32.02 (32.99) 2:04.16 (32.14)
2:41.65 (37.49) 3:18.58 (36.93)
3:47.93 (29.35) 4:16.36 (28.43)
2 Carlson, Sydney 17 Phoenix Swim Clu 4:22.17 4:17.09 JR-B 28
27.70 58.71 (31.01)
1:31.60 (32.89) 2:03.71 (32.11)
2:40.76 (37.05) 3:17.88 (37.12)
3:47.88 (30.00) 4:17.09 (29.21)
3 Rankin, Mia T 14 Phoenix Swim Clu 4:20.37 4:19.06 JR-B 27
28.51 1:00.86 (32.35)
1:34.54 (33.68) 2:07.42 (32.88)
2:43.66 (36.24) 3:20.28 (36.62)
3:49.92 (29.64) 4:19.06 (29.14)
4 Codevilla, Mary 13 Flatiron Athleti 4:24.69 4:21.98 JR-B 26
28.00 1:00.39 (32.39)
1:32.93 (32.54) 2:05.96 (33.03)
2:42.52 (36.56) 3:19.90 (37.38)
3:51.63 (31.73) 4:21.98 (30.35)
5 Edwards, Sadie 15 Scottsdale Aquat 4:23.37 4:23.40 JR-B 25
28.20 1:00.09 (31.89)
1:34.63 (34.54) 2:08.95 (34.32)
2:46.19 (37.24) 3:23.66 (37.47)
3:54.05 (30.39) 4:23.40 (29.35)
6 McBratney, Kati 17 Pitchfork Aquati 4:22.59 4:24.40 FUTR 24
27.34 59.12 (31.78)
1:35.70 (36.58) 2:11.10 (35.40)
2:47.30 (36.20) 3:23.81 (36.51)
3:55.03 (31.22) 4:24.40 (29.37)
7 Lessing, Amelie 16 Flatiron Athleti 4:23.66 4:24.60 FUTR 23
27.52 59.68 (32.16)
1:33.78 (34.10) 2:06.92 (33.14)
2:45.29 (38.37) 3:24.45 (39.16)
3:56.15 (31.70) 4:24.60 (28.45)
8 Kling, Destiny 17 Pitchfork Aquati 4:25.67 4:24.87 FUTR 22
28.11 59.80 (31.69)
1:33.78 (33.98) 2:07.69 (33.91)
2:47.10 (39.41) 3:26.30 (39.20)
3:56.11 (29.81) 4:24.87 (28.76)
Men’s 400 IM

ASU-bound Jarod Arroyo of Pitchfork Aquatic Club won the men’s 400-yard IM by a landslide, finishing almost eight seconds ahead of second-place Benjamin Miller of Tigard Tualatin Swim Club. Arroyo touched in 3:51.02 to Miller’s 3:59.56. Third place went to Andrew Bradjan of Rio Salado Swim Club in 4:00.84.

Jordan Tiffany of Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team finished in 4:01.75 for fourth place, followed by Kyle Benjamin of Mesa Aquatics Club in 4:02.14 for fifth place.

Sixth place went to Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s Aaron Rosen in 4:04.80, seventh to William Newman of Flying Fish in 4:05.95, and eighth to Garret Chance of Pitchfork in 4:07.45.

Event 18 Men 400 Yard IM
SEC: $ 3:45.46 3/2014 Abrahm DeVine, CSC-PN
3:46.99 NAT
3:52.69 JR-A
4:00.19 JR-B
4:07.59 FUTR
Name Age Team Prelims Finals Points
=== Championship Final ===

1 Arroyo, Jarod A 17 Pitchfork Aquati 3:51.52 3:51.02 JR-A 32
24.21 52.01 (27.80)
1:21.19 (29.18) 1:50.62 (29.43)
2:22.92 (32.30) 2:56.26 (33.34)
3:24.02 (27.76) 3:51.02 (27.00)
2 Miller, Benjami 17 Tigard Tualatin- 4:01.37 3:59.56 JR-B 28
24.55 53.09 (28.54)
1:22.52 (29.43) 1:52.74 (30.22)
2:27.97 (35.23) 3:02.42 (34.45)
3:31.42 (29.00) 3:59.56 (28.14)
3 Bradjan, Andrew 18 Rio Salado Swim- 4:02.36 4:00.84 FUTR 27
25.61 54.66 (29.05)
1:25.75 (31.09) 1:56.04 (30.29)
2:29.72 (33.68) 3:04.30 (34.58)
3:33.29 (28.99) 4:00.84 (27.55)
4 Tiffany, Jordan 16 Hilltop Aquatic- 4:03.92 4:01.75 FUTR 26
25.03 54.70 (29.67)
1:25.06 (30.36) 1:55.40 (30.34)
2:29.60 (34.20) 3:04.71 (35.11)
3:33.73 (29.02) 4:01.75 (28.02)
5 Benjamin, Kyle 18 Mesa Aquatics Cl 4:02.74 4:02.14 FUTR 25
26.69 55.98 (29.29)
1:26.87 (30.89) 1:57.59 (30.72)
2:31.69 (34.10) 3:05.81 (34.12)
3:34.48 (28.67) 4:02.14 (27.66)
6 Rosen, Aaron J 15 Scottsdale Aquat 4:05.19 4:04.80 FUTR 24
25.47 54.83 (29.36)
1:26.71 (31.88) 1:58.59 (31.88)
2:33.49 (34.90) 3:08.83 (35.34)
3:37.44 (28.61) 4:04.80 (27.36)
7 Newman, William 18 Flying Fish Ariz 4:06.25 4:05.95 FUTR 23
24.82 53.82 (29.00)
1:24.37 (30.55) 1:54.63 (30.26)
2:30.52 (35.89) 3:08.50 (37.98)
3:37.39 (28.89) 4:05.95 (28.56)
8 Chance, Garret 18 Pitchfork Aquati 4:06.62 4:07.45 FUTR 22
24.85 53.41 (28.56)
1:25.08 (31.67) 1:56.46 (31.38)
2:33.44 (36.98) 3:10.38 (36.94)
3:39.22 (28.84) 4:07.45 (28.23)
Women’s 200 Medley Relay

Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s A-team finished first in the women’s 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:42.76, followed by Phoenix Swim Club women in 1:45.61. Third place went to the RallySport Aquatic Club women in 1:4589.

Fourth place went to Scottsdale’s B team in 1:46.55, followed by Pitchfork Aquatics in 1:46.80. Flatiron Athletic Club A team touched sixth in 1:47.20.

Seventh place went to Flying Fish Arizona Swim Team in 1:47.49, while Mesa Aquatics Club finished eighth in 1:47.53.

Event 19 Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
SEC: $ 1:38.07 3/2018 FAST, FAST-CO
B. Stewart, Z. Bartel, C. Gillilan, K. Alons
Team Seed Finals Points
1 Scottsdale Aquat-AZ ‘A’ 1:40.07 1:42.76 64
25.68 53.87 (28.19)
1:19.76 (25.89) 1:42.76 (23.00)
2 Phoenix Swim Clu-AZ ‘A’ 1:43.81 1:45.61 56
26.21 55.05 (28.84)
1:21.54 (26.49) 1:45.61 (24.07)
3 RallySport Aquat-CO ‘A’ 1:47.69 1:45.89 54
1) Shaw, Abigail C 16 2) Vu, Brandi P 17
3) Dirks, Kylie B 15 4) Reznicek, Kaia C 17
27.20 56.75 (29.55)
1:22.34 (25.59) 1:45.89 (23.55)
4 Scottsdale Aquat-AZ ‘B’ 1:45.48 1:46.55 52
26.71 56.61 (29.90)
1:22.76 (26.15) 1:46.55 (23.79)
5 Pitchfork Aquati-AZ ‘A’ 1:46.91 1:46.80 50
27.30 56.41 (29.11)
1:22.31 (25.90) 1:46.80 (24.49)
6 Flatiron Athleti-CO ‘A’ 1:46.56 1:47.20 48
27.69 57.17 (29.48)
1:23.34 (26.17) 1:47.20 (23.86)
7 Flying Fish Ariz-AZ ‘A’ 1:50.45 1:47.49 46
28.47 57.93 (29.46)
1:23.57 (25.64) 1:47.49 (23.92)
8 Mesa Aquatics Cl-AZ ‘A’ 1:47.72 1:47.53 44
27.36 57.74 (30.38)
1:23.68 (25.94) 1:47.53 (23.85)
Men’s 200 Medley Relay

Phoenix Swim Club’s B-team upset the field in the men’s 200-yard medley relay, winning in 1:31.60. Second place went to the team of Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team in 1:32.59, while third went to Lake Country Swim Team in 1:32.90.

Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s A-team finished fourth in 1:33.11, followed by Pitchfork Aquatics in 1:33.40.

Mesa Aquatics Club’s A (1:34.16) and B (1:34.94) teams finished sixth and seventh, respectively, while Life Time Arizona Swim Team finished eighth in the relay event with a time of 1:35.52.

Event 20 Men 200 Yard Medley Relay
SEC: $ 1:29.48 3/2014 KING, KING-PN
T. Anderson, K. Schendel, M.Oh, T. Thach
Team Seed Finals Points
1 Phoenix Swim Clu-AZ ‘B’ 1:42.40 1:31.60 64
23.78 49.56 (25.78)
1:10.76 (21.20) 1:31.60 (20.84)
2 Hilltop Aquatic-UT ‘A’ 1:34.71 1:32.59 56
22.94 48.55 (25.61)
1:11.48 (22.93) 1:32.59 (21.11)
3 Lake Country Swi-WI ‘A’ 1:35.55 1:32.90 54
23.50 50.32 (26.82)
1:13.29 (22.97) 1:32.90 (19.61)
4 Scottsdale Aquat-AZ ‘A’ 1:32.57 1:33.11 52
25.00 49.65 (24.65)
1:12.70 (23.05) 1:33.11 (20.41)
5 Pitchfork Aquati-AZ ‘A’ 1:35.95 1:33.40 50
24.63 49.86 (25.23)
1:13.38 (23.52) 1:33.40 (20.02)
6 Mesa Aquatics Cl-AZ ‘A’ 1:34.13 1:34.16 48
24.03 50.49 (26.46)
1:13.41 (22.92) 1:34.16 (20.75)
7 Mesa Aquatics Cl-AZ ‘B’ 1:37.77 1:34.94 46
24.65 50.60 (25.95)
1:13.82 (23.22) 1:34.94 (21.12)
8 Life Time Arizo-AZ ‘A’ 1:38.77 1:35.52 44
24.94 50.79 (25.85)
1:14.02 (23.23) 1:35.52 (21.50)

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Satanists Sue Scottsdale, AZ Over Legislative Prayer Policy

The Satanic Temple and one of its members, Michelle Shortt, are suing the city of Scottsdale, Arizona and individual municipal officials in federal court, alleging that a Satanist was denied the opportunity to open a City Council meeting with prayer. The Temple and Ms. Shortt claim that by doing so, the defendants have violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause by permitting members of Judeo-Christian faith to give prayer, but preventing Satanists from doing so. This is not the first time that The Satanic Temple has made news in Arizona, as the Temple locked horns with the cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix in 2016, with the latter temporarily banning its 65-year pre-meeting prayer policy rather than allow a Satanist to provide prayer (prior post here).

According to The Satanic Temple, its mission is “to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people. In addition, we embrace practical common sense and justice. As an organized religion, we feel it is our function to actively provide outreach, to lead by example, and to participate in public affairs wheresoever the issues might benefit from rational, Satanic insights. As Satanists, we all should be guided by our consciences to undertake noble pursuits guided by our individual wills. We believe that this is the hope of all mankind and the highest aspiration of humanity.”

Ms. Shortt, a self-identified Satanist since age 14 and member of The Satanic Temple since its inception, and who holds an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in mortuary science and is self-employed as a model, requested permission to open a City Council meeting with prayer. The Satanic Temple and Ms. Shortt allege that the city initially approved Ms. Shortt’s request to give an invocation, but never provided her with the opportunity to do so. Plaintiffs further allege that “[a] review of the invocations during 2008 through 2016 reveal that every invocation given was of the Judeo-Christian faith.”

According to the complaint, one defendant sent responses to constituents “stating that while she likes having the prayers, she does ‘NOT want the Satanists’ and considers allowing them to speak ‘taking equality too far.’” Another defendant allegedly made a public statement stating that she would leave the meeting if The Satanic Temple were allowed to give an invocation. Finally, The Satanic Temple alleges that in an election pamphlet, “Mayor Lane listed that he ‘stopped so-called “Satanists” from mocking City Hall traditions with a ‘prayer.’”

The complaint in The Satanic Temple v. City of Scottsdale, Arizona is available here.

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Blaze at Scottsdale apartments displaces 3

(Photo: Claire M. Roney / The Republic)

A team of Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe fire crews worked to tame a fire that engulfed two Scottsdale apartments and left three people displaced early Friday morning, fire officials said.

About 6:30 a.m., fire crews responded to reports of a first-alarm fire at Dwell Apartment Homes near 70th Street and Palm Lane in Scottsdale.

The fire is believed to have crawled up to the second floor after igniting on the lower level, Chief Mark DeBruyckere of Scottsdale Fire Department said.

DeBruyckere said fire crews were able to "knock down" the fire quickly and that only two apartment homes were affected by the blaze.

DeBruyckere said residents were already safely outside of their apartments when fire crews arrived and there were no reported injuries.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Equiant to Co-Sponsor SFIG Vegas 2018

Equiant to Co-Sponsor SFIG Vegas 2018, which is the World’s Largest for Capital Markets and will be meeting with leaders in the structured finance industry to discuss how Equiant’s PCI Level 1/SSAE compliant receivables solutions are a great fit for issuers, investors and trustees in the capital markets.

“We’re looking forward to meeting with leaders in the structured finance industry to discuss how Equiant’s PCI Level 1/SSAE compliant receivables solutions are a great fit for issuers, investors and trustees in the capital markets,” says Peter Moody, Equiant’s vice president of business development. “Our recent investments have created superior technology and staff capable of servicing a wide range of receivables at a compelling fee structure.”

Equiant is a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based receivables servicer with a portfolio that exceeds an active balance of $1.5 billion and includes more than 150,000 active individual consumer loans. Over the past 28 years, Equiant has serviced more than 1.5 million loans and 1.25 million maintenance fees accounts. Its array of products and services includes outsourcing for servicing mortgage and other receivables, Platform as a Service (PaaS) receivables technology, point of sale merchant processing, delinquency control, document custody (including digital), and analytic reporting. To learn more about Equiant’s technology solutions for servicing loan and other receivables as well as document custody, call Peter Moody, senior vice president of sales and client relations, at (480) 636-4888.

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Wedding Gown Preservation Scottsdale AZ

What are the advantages of Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services?

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Listed below are the great things about Certified Dry Cleaners Scottsdale AZ services:

1. Time Saver: Many people are swept up in work and don’t have sufficient a chance to do their own laundry. The many hours put in work don’t allow you to execute home chores and so specialized help should be desired. Free of moisture, Dry Cleaners Scottsdale AZ ensures that the task is completed with time. Therefore, you won’t ever have to miss an important event anticipated to unwashed textiles.

The firms also grab and go back the clothes to your doorstep, which means that there is no need to spend lots of time considering long journeys to get laundry service. This can make certain you focus on other pressing issues at home and work.

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Many dry cleaners in Scottsdale AZ give additional services like Tailoring Scottsdale AZ, Alterations Scottsdale AZ, Clothing Alterations Scottsdale AZ, Wedding Gown Preservation Scottsdale AZ and Custom Tailoring Scottsdale AZ as well.

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