Wednesday, June 17

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Wildlife World Zoo

See endangered penguin chicks and other baby animals at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park. Currently, two adult penguins are raising two endangered black-footed young chicks. These chicks are one-week apart and different in size. Black-footed penguins are found on the south and south western coasts of Africa. Also, there are other babies animals to see like warthogs, gazelles, monkeys, and many others throughout the 80-acre grounds. Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park. Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information visit

Burn Danger

With temperatures on the rise this summer, there is an increase in potential injuries to child passengers due to hot spots in cars. AAA-certified technicians say that hot spots in the car include:

Any metal parts (i.e. seat belt buckles, metal pieces on car seat)

Seats (especially leather)


Steering wheel

Outside door handles

Metal pieces on headrest

Door (arm rest and inside window ledge)


Tips that can make your car safe from the heat and prevent injury:

Park in the shade, even if it means walking a few extra steps to your destinations.

Be cognizant of vehicle hot spots. Help child passengers get buckled to ensure they aren't grabbing something that could burn them.

Use a windshield shade to help decrease the temperature inside the car.

Crack your windows. Just as an oven loses heat when the door is open, your car will cool off faster if the windows are cracked.

Use white towels to deflect sun from empty car seats.

Beware after using aftermarket products/add-ons that could compromise the safety of your child's safety seat.

For more information:, 602-650-2700

Library Gift Store

The Avondale Civic Center Library opens The Turning Page, a new store operated in partnership with the city and the nonprofit One Step Beyond. One Step Beyond provides programs to empower individuals with developmental disability to realize their dreams of optimal independence, meaningful employment, significant social relationships, and full participation in our community. The programs provide the participants with job training and life skills to enhance their independence. Individuals who participate in this program will be staffing the store, gaining opportunities to build business skills and engage with the community, while obtaining valuable education and training.

The Turning Page is located at 11350 W. Civic Center Drive within the City of Avondale Civic Center Library. The library invites the public to take part in the grand opening today.

Job Fairs

Dozens of jobs in the health care industry are up for grabs at the Valley Hospital Career Fair. It's happening today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Valley Hospital near 35th Street and Pinchot Avenue. They are accepting applications for registered nurses and behavioral health technicians. Previous behavioral health experience is a plus. Valley Hospital is offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus for full-time experienced night shift registered nurses.

PayPal is expanding and that means more jobs available in the Valley. The online money transfer service plans to add 150 new jobs to its Chandler location. The company is hosting a job fair next Tuesday at the Courtyard Marriott in Chandler. PayPal's Arizona facility was voted the best place to work last year.

Raising Cane's wants to hire more crew members in Arizona. The popular chicken restaurant is looking to add anywhere from 50 to 100 new jobs. They are hosting a job fair this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. It will be at the Marriott Residence Inn near Sky Harbor. Positions include counter crew, kitchen crew and shift managers.