Tuesday, June 20

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AAWL will close its doors to the public today due to excessive heat

With the Valley seeing temps upwards of 120 degrees, the Arizona Animal Welfare League will be closing its doors to the public today, so its volunteers and employees can focus on distributing cooling mats, ice treats, kennel games and monitoring kennel temperatures between short, supervised bathroom breaks to its dogs. This is the second time in the shelter's 46-year history that it has closed to the public due to excessive heat. In an attempt to get as many dogs as possible into air-conditioned homes by next week, the shelter is hosting an adoption special this Saturday and Sunday. 

For more information, visit:  www.aawl.org

Arizona Animal Welfare league
25 N 40th Street Phoenix AZ 85034
602-273-6852

The Vig opens new location with mountain views

The popular Valley restaurant is opening its fifth location at McDowell Mountain, on the corner of Bell Road and Thompson Peak Parkway. 

VMM is located at 10199 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday 11am-1am, Saturday 10am-1am & Sunday 10am-11pm. 

For more information, visit: http://thevig.us

The Vig McDowell Mountain,
10199 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone:(480) 935-2949  

How hot does it get inside a car before 10 a.m.?

If you don't think it can get that hot inside a car in the morning hours during an Arizona summer, think again. The Phoenix Fire Department thinks your locked car can get upwards of 120 degrees just a few minutes past 9:30 a.m. In fact, your car can be 50 degrees hotter inside than the temperature outside. We put that to the test and find out exactly how hot it can get, as the Phoenix Fire Department launches their "Love 'em Don't Leave 'em" campaign this afternoon with the Don't Leave Me organization. 

Temperatures inside a vehicle can reach 50 degrees higher than the outside temperature. Cracking a window will not provide much relief to anyone left inside the vehicle. Heat is much more dangerous to children than to adults. When left in a hot vehicle, a young child's core body temperature can increase three to five times faster than that of an adult, causing permanent injury or death.

For more information, visit: www.dontleaveme.org

Miracle of Mariposa June 24 In Sedona

Chef Lisa Dahl creates some of Mariposa's most popular Latin dishes, straight off the menu for this weekend's "Miracle of Mariposa" to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona.

Sedona Chef Lisa Dahl will host one of Sedona's most glamorous nights out on Saturday, June 24, during Miracle of Mariposa, a second anniversary celebration of Chef Dahl's newest restaurant Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill. 

The evening will benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, featuring live Latin American music and dancing, stargazing and a decadent spread of regional cuisine and wine prepared by Chef Lisa Dahl. 
Homemade empanadas and chimichurri sauce are just two of Mariposa's signature items being served that night.

Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at www.mariposasedona.com 

Miracle of Mariposa - 2nd Anniversary Celebration
Benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona
Saturday, June 24, 2017
7 to 10 p.m.
Tickets: $125 (plus tax)
Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill in Sedona, Arizona
(700 West State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336)
(928) 862-4444

Stay hydrated with alternative waters

We've got to stay hydrated, especially with this heat wave, but there's so many new options for water out there, it could make your head spin. You've probably heard of coconut water, but new on the scene is something called cactus water. There's also maple water, watermelon water, and have you ever heard of charcoal juice? Author and Nutritionist Patti Mulligan is here to break it all down, and tell us how some of these waters can actually do a better job at hydrating your cells.

Source: Forbes.com
Alternative waters. You've probably heard of coconut water, which has been touted for its health benefits. It's still a popular drink, but coconut water products have been around for at least 10 years now, and it's no longer the new water on the block. Well, get ready for cactus water.

"Cactus water is low in calories and nutrients. It is very similar to water in regard to nutrition facts, but it does contain betalains, which are potent antioxidants," says Tory Tedrow, a registered dietitian, certified nutrition support clinician and head of nutrition for SugarChecked, a nutrition app. (Tedrow also appears in my recent blog post, "Goat Meat, Hemp Milk and More: 5 Foods You Will Eat or Avoid in 2017."

But if cactus water doesn't sound like your cup of water, you might be interested in maple water. That's been gaining popularity over the years. It's water that is tapped from maple trees and, yes, does have a hint of maple taste to it. "Watermelon water has become more popular this year thanks to Beyonce's involvement with Watermelon Water, the most well-known brand of watermelon water," Tedrow says, adding that watermelon water, of all the alternative waters, is the highest in calories because it's also the highest in sugar. 

Charcoal juice. Beer, natural wine, alternative water (even cactus and maple water), I can get behind. Charcoal juice, however, is a trend I won't be partaking in, in 2017, but it's become something close to a mainstream thing, and the English newspaper, "The Telegraph," recently predicted (perhaps facetiously) that we'll all be drinking this in the coming year. (If you're interested in trying it, you can buy Charcoal Lemonade and Black Lemonade at JuiceServedHere.com.)

If you've ever overdosed on drugs or poison, or had a family member do so, you're probably familiar with charcoal juice. It's very absorbent, and it's often utilized in emergency rooms as a strategy for keeping the poison from getting too far into your bloodstream. Well, some companies have been adding activated charcoal to juices and waters. The thinking is that it can boost your metabolism, rid your body of toxins or cure a hangover. On the other hand, if you drink the natural wine, you supposedly won't get a hangover, and maybe you can eliminate your argument for drinking charcoal juice.

To read more about alternative waters visit: http://bit.ly/2tJwD8j

Signs of Dehydration
-Muscle Cramps
-Dizziness & Headaches
-Dry Skin
-Lack of Concentration
-Fatigue 

For more information, visit: www.Tignum.com

Dbacks: Star War Days

It Star Wars Day at Diamondbacks-Phillies game on Saturday, June 24th.
Dbacks Will give away 20,000 Paul Goldschmidt X-Wing Fighter Pilot Star Wars Bobblehead, courtesy of Cox Communications. 

There will have Star Wars-themed characters for first pitch, and other in-game elements.  They encourage fans to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character (Lightsabers allowed, but no masks or other weapons permitted). Postgame fireworks show set to Star Wars music. Game time starts at 7:10 pm

Tickets start at $19 and are still available at www.dbacks.com 

It's Taco Tuesday: We're making Quelites Tacos 

It's Taco Tuesday! We're calling all Mexican food fans to join us for this segment, or weekend brunch goers, taco fanatics, or anyone else looking to celebrate the arrival of summer. The newly opened Casa Añejo of Phoenix joins us with their signature Quelites Tacos recipe, because starting now they're celebrating the heat with tacos, tequila, margaritas and specials all week. 

The full week of celebrations includes a special Taco Tuesday, happy hour all day Thursday, $1 late night tacos on Friday and brunch specials on Saturday morning. Plus, all week long, there will be giveaways for diners. 
 
Here's a full run down of the week's celebrations: 
(Tues., June 20-Sun., June 25):

  • Tuesday- Taco Tuesday all day long with $5 house and specialty margaritas
  • Wednesday- Enjoy any combination of build your own guacamole for only $6.
  • Thursday- Come celebrate with a Mexican fiesta all evening long including mariachis and happy hour from 11 am to 10 pm.
  • Friday- $1 late night tacos from 10 pm- close
  • Saturday- Two-for-one brunch entrees (10 am - 2 pm)
  • Sunday- Sunday Funday brunch featuring Micheladas, Bloody Mary's and Mimosas (10 am - 2 pm)

For more information, visit:  www.casaanejo.com
  
Casa Añejo Tacos & Tequila
5600 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014
480-588-2908

Kids and the heat 

With temperatures reaching 120 degrees on Tuesday, we speak to Dr. Joseph Winchell from Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children's Medical Center about how parents should protect their little ones. 

To learn more about signs and keeping your kids’ safe from the heat visit these websites;
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000056.htm
http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/heat.html

*In case of emergency call 911

For more information on Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children's Medical Center, visit: https://www.bannerhealth.com/services/pediatrics

Fulton Homes "Cause for Paws" has Emergency Booties Giveaway Because of Heatwave

With temperatures expected to reach 120 degrees this week, Fulton Homes Cause for Paws will be doing an emergency dog paw booties giveaway. Fulton Homes decided more needed to be done to protect Valley dogs in the heatwave this week. In these kinds of temperatures, the sidewalk and asphalt can exceed 160 degrees making it extremely dangerous for dogs to walk on and only takes seconds to cause serious burns and possible nerve damage to a dogs' paws. The KSLX promo team will be inside of PetSmart giving away dog booties to keep dogs' paws safe in this heat. Fulton Homes has been doing their "Cause for Paws" program for the last five years.

To learn more, visit: https://www.fultonhomes.com/news/fulton-foundation/cause-for-paws

Fulton Homes Cause for Paws and 100.7 KSLX
Tuesday June 20th, 2017, 9-10 am 
PetSmart at 1140 W Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ 85284