Attorney General Brnovich about fake ticket scams
Brnovich offered some of the following tips to avoid ticket scams:
- Use a credit card to purchase tickets online because you may have more protection using a credit card in the event there is something wrong with the ticket you purchased.
- Buy tickets from a trusted vendor.
- Compare prices with different vendors.
- Ensure the website is legit and not a third-party rip-off.
- Do not pay for tickets using a wire transfer or prepaid gift cards.
- Complete your purchase on the website you initiated the transaction, don’t let a seller convince you to send payment through a different website.
- Once you have your ticket, be careful what you post online. Scam artists can easily take the bar code of a ticket from an online post and use it to create fraudulent tickets, possibly leaving you out of the event because someone has already used the bar code to enter the event.
For more consumer protection tips and news on local scams, visit the Arizona Attorney General's Office website at www.azag.gov.
If you believe you have been the victim of a travel-related scam or any other type of consumer fraud, please contact the Attorney General's Office in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6648, or outside the metro areas at (800) 352-8431. Bilingual consumer protection staff is available to assist. Consumers can also file complaints online by visiting the Attorney General's website at https://www.azag.gov/complaints/consumer.
The city of Peoria is the first city of Maricopa County that lets people borrow hotspots. It's brand-new program that's become super popular especially with low-income families. If they don't have Wi-Fi in the house, they can borrow a hotspot for three weeks at a time. It's become such a hit they have a wait list now. They also have a thing called "The Cultural Pass," which is basically like a book you "rent" and it contains free tickets to the Symphony, DBG, places like that. Most people don't know it exists, but it's great during the holidays. You can check out things like yoga mats and stem projects.
For more information: http://library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/ or Phone: (623) 773-7555
Peoria Libary-8463 W Monroe St, Peoria, AZ 85345
Jaime's Local Love: Sonson's Pasty Co.
Julie was born and raised in Cornwall England, where she spent 8years making pasties with her mum (Sonson).
In March of 2018 an opportunity presented itself to fulfill a 20-year dream, Julie was able to open her very first pasty shop.
The pastry shop is named after Julie's mum Sonia, loving known as Sonson.
Julie creates traditional Cornish pasties using traditional ingredients of potatoes onions and rutabaga. Steak, ground beef, steak/cheese, chicken or sausage encased in a delightful crust. Vegan options are also available.
For more information visit: www.sonsonspastyco.com or Phone: (480) 845-8485
Sonsons Pasty Company-6060 E Brown Road, Mesa AZ 85205
The Wildlife World Zoo: Western hognose snake
It's a snake that can strike you, not with its mouth but with its sharp snout. Check out this baby Western Hognose Snake named Cynthia. This snake is actually getting really popular, and breeders are growing in number around the world.
Western hognose snake Facts:
- They are not a constrictor and they rely on their toxic saliva
- They have rear fangs vs front fangs
- The tip of their nose is curled up and they use it like a shovel to dig through the sand
- They move like a sidewinder
- They are found in the US, northern Mexico and southern Canada
- They resemble a rattlesnake
- Males are smaller than females
- Average size is 15-20 inches
- Western hognoses may live up to 18 years in captivity.
- possesses a sharply upturned snout that is used for digging and burrowing in loose sandy soils and to hunt for prey.
- An alarmed Western hognose will also strike, often repeatedly with a closed mouth in a series of either forward or sideways movements. When a Western hognose does strike, it hits the predator with its heavily keeled snout, but does not bite.
The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park.
For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website: www.wildlifeworld.com.
Options without opioids
With the opioid epidemic reaching epic proportions, patients may not know that they have options when it comes to managing their pain even after major surgery such as a mastectomy. Dr. Vivek Iyer, Medical Director of Pain Management from Cancer Treatment Centers of America offers patients innovative, alternative options for managing pain options that often eliminate the need for opioid medication entirely. One of the ways in which Dr. Iyer is helping cancer patients manage their post-surgical pain is with the pain pump. Opioids block the brain from receiving a pain message, but that also clouds a patient's brain not to mention causes other side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, and potential for addition. The pain pump instead numbs the nerve, so the pain message never makes it to the brain similar to having a cavity filled at the dentist.
Patients who have undergone major surgery such as double mastectomy have fully recovered without the use of one single narcotic but instead utilizing options such as the pain pump.
For more information: www.cancercenter.com
Cancer Treatment Centers of America-14200 W. Celebrate Life Way, Goodyear, AZ 85338
Operation Chandler Christmas
This holiday season, the Facebook group 65K strong is reviving a concept that helped hundreds of families 2 years ago.
This Saturday, December 8th, the group will be collecting donations- decor, gifts, and grocery gift cards ($25 increments) at The Forum near Germann and Gilbert roads in Chandler from 10am-12pm.
Then, later that same day shoppers can come shop through the donated items to find what they need
Operation Chandler Christmas
- Where: The Forum in Chandler - 2301 S Stearman Dr #4, Chandler, AZ 85286
- Saturday: December 8
- Donation Drop-off time:10am-noon
- Shoppers: 1-3pm
For more information on Operation Chandler Christmas visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/operation-chandler-christmas-tickets-53023188785
For more information on Living Chandler: https://www.facebook.com/groups/livingchandler/
Santa's Sugar Play
Gold Canyon resident Jane Gerencher's holiday children's book, Santa's Sugar, has been adapted into a play and will have its debut performance by members of the Advanced Drama Class of Cactus Canyon Junior High under the direction of Lisa Schroeder on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, AZ.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and children five and under are free. Immediately following the play members of the Introductory Drama Class will present a holiday review of skits, songs and theatrical vignettes. The sets, costumes, play programs and even the promotional flyers were created by students in the Drama Club.
The story is about a little elf named Nugget who cannot find her place in Santa's Workshop. Nugget feels she is not a true elf. Fortunately, Santa is in need of an elf to care for his beloved cat, Sugar. Santa gives the responsibility of taking care of Sugar to Nugget, but things do not go as planned. Santa's Sugar has universal themes that will appeal to children as well as adults.
Train Like the Pros: AZ Youth Football Combine
AZ Youth Football Combine is offering an early Christmas gift to all athletes with special needs, ages 5 to 17. On December 8th, children will have the rare opportunity to experience what professional athletes do at an exclusive AZ Youth Football Combine. Participants also will receive coaching, encouragement and training from NFL alumni.
The football carnival-style event is designed to allow special needs children - of all ability levels - to experience "a day-in-the-life of a pro." The event will feature all the traditional football combine circuit events such as:
- Timed 40-yard dash (measured with same laser-timing system used by pros)
- Timed 20-yard shuttle
- Standing vertical jump measurement
- Broad jump
- Strength test
For athletes with sensory needs, a sensory station will be provided by AB Play. Athletes can also test their skills with an inflatable football toss and an inflatable obstacle course to run, jump and get sensory input. Volunteers from Arion Care Solutions will be on hand to ensure athletes get special attention.
- Saturday, December 8. 2018
- Verrado High School-20050 W. Indian School Rd., Buckeye, AZ
- 10 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.