Thursday, July 21

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PV Schools Hosts Job Fair - School Bus Drivers and School Bus Aides Needed

The Paradise Valley Unified School District will host a Job Fair to fill open positions for school bus drivers and school bus aides on Thursday, July 21st from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Transportation Building, 20621 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. 

The hourly wage for school bus drivers is $14.27, and the hourly wage for school bus aides is $8.93. Those applying for school bus driver positions must be 21 years or older and have a clean driving record for the past five years.

Applicants can also apply online at

West Valley Job Fair this Thursday, July 21, 2016. Hundreds of Glendale jobs are up for grabs has partnered with some of Glendale's best companies to bring you the West Valley Job Fair at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa (9495 W. Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305). 

The job fair will take place this Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 11AM - 2PM. Make sure to bring plenty of resumes and dress ready to interview. Attendance is free for job seekers. To register please visit or

Some of the featured companies include: Chase, Kemper, SiteLock, Wells Fargo, Fry's Food Stores, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Davis Research, LLC, Asurion, Valley Life, Discount Cab, Dignity Memorial, Progrexion, First Transit, Canyon State Institute, ITT Tech and many more.

2016 Back to School Clothing Drive, hosted by Grand Canyon University

The Back to School Clothing Drive, hosted by Grand Canyon University, aims to restore the confidence and academic focus of children from families struggling through harsh economic realities.
Over the course of the week-long event, more than 4,300 students in grades K-6 will descend on Grand Canyon University Arena for a day of shopping and excitement.
Kids from 140 schools across the Valley will receive a haul of school uniform and supplies to help prepare them to return to school.
Each child receives more than $300 in school clothing. Back to School Clothing Drive will distribute more than $2 million in clothing over the course of the week.

Grand Canyon University is hosting the event for the fourth year at its west Phoenix campus. In addition to its work with BTSCD, GCU's support for K-12 academics is reflected in its free afterschool Learning Lounge, tuition-free STEM Scholars program, employee-driven Canyon Donation to Education program and other efforts to provide resources to prepare young people for college. The BTSCD event provides youths with a taste of the atmosphere of a campus where academics and community involvement go hand-in-hand.    

Grand Canyon University Arena
Enter campus at 31st Avenue and Camelback Road below - the crew should enter at 31st Avenue

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Westworld RV Show

There's lots to be said about life on the open road! Did you know Arizona is a top RV destination!?! The top RV destinations in the country are Arizona, New Mexico, Florida and California, according to So it makes sense that we check out a free RV show taking place today at Westworld! And it's indoors

Owning a recreational vehicle can take you across the country and to your favorite destinations without leaving the comforts of home behind. Thinking about living the life of a nomad? Want to brave the open road in an RV? There's a lot to love about throwing caution to the wind and exploring the world on wheels....we check out the latest in the world of RV's.

The show opens Thursday July 21st at 9am through July 24th.  There will be 250 different motorhomes, fifth wheels, and trailers featured.  Typically our Tiffin product (just under $500k) is our mother lode.

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16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
101 & Bell Rd.

200K Homes/ Dean Wegner

  • We are in a strong seller's market
  • Inventories is down, less homes available for sale down 2.7% from last year
  • Home prices are going up 6% in last year average price per square foot now $138 from $128
  • Mortgage rates are at a 36 month low by .75% from this time last year 
  • Down payment programs are rising in popularity

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Loot N' Booty BBQ-Sterling Smith/Phil the Grill-Phil Johnson 

Arizona-based competition BBQ personalities Sterling Smith of Loot N' Booty BBQ and Phil Johnson of Phil the Grill recently traveled to Austin, Texas to film an episode of Smoked, featuring Myron Mixon. The episode is set to air on Destination America channel on July 27th.

The two are teaming up to serve the public from their food truck at The Phoenix Ale Brewery at 3002 E. Washington Street in Phoenix on a daily basis while they work on their next BBQ dream opening a restaurant.
Loot N' Booty BBQ Sterling Smith joined the competitive BBQ circuit in 2009 as Loot N' Booty BBQ. He has since earned 12 Grand Championship, nine Reserve Grand Championships and hundreds of top 10 calls. 
His Loot N' Booty rub line currently features three seasonings: Gold Star Chicken, Everything Rub and What's Your Beef?. 

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Twitter: @lootnbooty 

Expect More Arizona: What is Move on When Reading (MOWR)? 
"Move On When Reading" is a state law that says a student may not be promoted from third grade to fourth grade if the student is reading at a much lower level than is expected of a third grader. A student's reading level is determined using the "Reading for Information" and "Reading for Literature" scoring categories of the AzMERIT English language arts assessment. More details about a student's performance on these two areas can be found on the back of the family score report. 
Schools and districts will notify parents at the earliest indication that a student is not reading at grade level. Therefore, if your child's score report shows that he or she did not pass the Move on When Reading requirement you most likely will have already received a letter or other form of communication from the school. If you are worried about your child's reading ability, you should speak directly with his or her teacher to learn more.
Most schools and districts included a message for parents on end-of-year report cards of third grade students explaining that promotion to fourth grade is dependent upon the student's final AzMERIT reading scores. Parents with students identified as not meeting the MOWR requirement were notified this summer, after districts and schools reviewed their students' raw scores. 
If your child did not meet the requirement on last year's test, there are a variety of services that may be available to provide the necessary support to help your child catch up.
It's important to note that some students are exempt from the law, including certain English Language Learners, students with individual education plans, students in the process of a special education evaluation, or students diagnosed with a significant reading impairment, including dyslexia.

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2017 Jaguar F-PACE

The 2017 Jaguar F-PACE crossover utility vehicle is mid-sized 5-passenger all-wheel drive. It features: 

  •     A slick design that borrows strong styling cues from the Jaguar F-TYPE sports car and recalls the strength, purity and agile stance of a Jaguar.
  •     Comes available with three engine choices including a turbocharged diesel and two V6 engines.
  •     Loaded with advanced technology and safety features. Pricing starts at $40,990

As a go-to source for automotive information, AAA Car Buying experts can help you pick the midsize crossover or any vehicle to fit your needs. 

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Pei Wei's seasonal menu items will be available at its more than 200 restaurant locations nationwide beginning July 5.

Pei Wei®, the fast-casual restaurant known for its fresh, bold flavors and affordable, Asian-inspired menu, announced its new summer menu today. The seasonal menu features four colorful salads, including three new recipes and one updated take on a guest favorite, along with Honey Sriracha Wings.

New menu items:

Thai Steak & Mango Salad Wok-seared steak with Heritage mixed greens, avocado, grape tomato, mango, cucumber, scallions, cilantro, mint, Thai basil and crispy rice noodles tossed with a chile-lime garlic vinaigrette

Ahi Avocado Salad Ahi tuna with Heritage mixed greens, avocado, Asian slaw, cucumber, pickled ginger, toasted sesame seeds and crispy wontons tossed with a wasabi vinaigrette

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad  Wok-seared chicken with Heritage mixed greens, pickled carrot, mint, Thai basil, scallions, roasted peanuts, crispy onions, mixed with chilled rice noodles and tossed with a chile-lime garlic vinaigrette

Honey Sriracha Wings Crispy chicken wings, wok-tossed in a spicy honey sriracha sauce and garnished with sesame seeds and scallions

Updated menu item:

Asian Chopped Chicken Salad Hand-pulled chicken with Heritage mixed greens, carrots, red bell pepper, Thai basil, scallions, crispy wontons and sesame seeds tossed with a ginger-sesame vinaigrette

Pei Wei believes that eating well is wellbeing, and the three new and one updated salads represent Pei Wei's commitment to flavors with a purpose. The salads feature anti-oxidant rich peanuts, ginger to calm the nerves, vitamin C rich chiles, and heart healthy garlic. The ingredients combine to be nutritious, and the ancient method of wok cooking seals in the flavors and helps them work in harmony to please the palate.

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