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No Burn Complaints
To file a complaint with Maricopa County visit or call 602-506-6400

FREE Bowl of Menudo on January 1
To ring in the New Year, Food City will serve a FREE small bowl of menudo to all dine-in customers who visit Food City stores between
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1. 
38 Food City stores statewide with Deli Departments
This FREE offer is for "dine-in" only

Try the Y Day
All 17 YMCA locations will be open New Year's Day to the public.
For more information about the Valley of the Sun YMCA and its programs please call 602-404-9622 or log onto

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is celebrating National “Z” Day on January 1
Free dessert to anyone who’s first or last name begins with a “Z”!
Z’Tejas has four Valley-wide locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and Chandler.
Visit for hours and locations.

Foreclosure Deadline
If your primary residence was involved in a foreclosure process between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2010, you may qualify for a free Independent Foreclosure Review. The review will determine whether individual homeowners suffered financial injury and should receive compensation or other remedy because of errors or other problems during their home foreclosure process. Today's the deadline for eligible homeowners to request a free review required by a settlement last year between federal bank regulators and 14 mortgage servicers and their affiliates. (See list below.)

Requests must be submitted online at or be postmarked no later than today. For help completing the form or to have questions answered, call 1-888-952-9105. The reviews are intended to address a wide range of foreclosure errors, including excessive fees, wrongly denied loan modifications, misapplied payments or wrongful foreclosures. The requested reviews are in addition to 159,000 reviews being done, as part of the same settlement, by consultants hired by the servicers.

The reviews are separate from a $25 billion settlement, reached between five servicers and state and federal officials, that's also meant to address past foreclosure abuses. In that case, the deadline to make a claim is Jan. 18. Notices went to eligible claimants in September and October. For more information on the settlement, visit Under that settlement, borrowers must have actually lost a home to foreclosure from 2008 through 2011, had their loan serviced by one of five participating servicers, attest to having suffered a foreclosure abuse and meet other requirements. The servicers in the settlement are Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, Ally/GMAC and Wells Fargo. The settlement administrator can be reached at 1-866-430-8358.

Borrowers can apply to both programs.

Independent foreclosure reviews are being offered to customers of these mortgage servicers and affiliates whose primary residences were involved in foreclosure action in 2009 or 2010:

America's Servicing Co.
Aurora Loan Services
BAC Home Loans Servicing
Bank of America
EverBank/EverHome Mortgage Company
Financial Freedom
GMAC Mortgage
IndyMac Mortgage Services
MetLife Bank
National City Mortgage
PNC Mortgage
Sovereign Bank
SunTrust Mortgage
U.S. Bank
Washington Mutual
Wells Fargo
Wilshire Credit Corp.

New Year New You
Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy
13402 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite A130
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Pride Group
1310 W. Drivers Way
Tempe, AZ 85284

Heidi and Chris Powell

Steven Hytner and Arden Myrin
Stand Up Scottsdale
6820 E. Fifth Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Christmas Tree Recycling

Looking to Ring in the New Year With a New Job?
Two of the Valley's oldest and largest companies are kicking off 2013 with job fairs aimed at placing a number of qualified candidates in full-time positions in early January. Wells Fargo, the largest bank in Arizona and the oldest continuously operating company in the state, will host a two-day job fair Jan. 9-10 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Wells Fargo is looking to fill open commercial loan underwriter positions, loan document specialists, mortgage consultant telesales and outbound sales specialist openings. The company has specific instructions on how to apply and secure a spot at the event, so be sure to check out for complete information. Freeport McMoRan, the state's second-largest publicly owned company, is still in the planning stages of its own January job fair.

Portillo's Hiring 200 Employees for New Scottsdale Location
Popular Chicago-based fast casual restaurant Portillo's will be hiring nearly 200 new hourly positions for the company's new Scottsdale location. The hiring will begin Thursday, Jan. 3. Portillo's will open its first Arizona location in Scottsdale at the southwest corner of 90th Street and Shea Boulevard in late February and will continue its Arizona expansion with a second location this summer in Tempe, at Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive. Applicants can apply in person at the hiring center located at 9160 E. Shea Blvd., Unit 103A, Scottsdale. Applicants also have the option of picking up and dropping off a completed application in the mailbox located at the Portillo's restaurant site. Portillo's offers great benefits with growth opportunities, top pay, flexible hours and meal discounts. For more information, visit the company's website at