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Vision 2010: Chamber, Council changes bring fresh leadership


by Miriam Van Scott


Major leadership changes are coming over the next few months for both elected officials and for salaried positions in the City of Chandler. Voters will head to the polls in November to replace Mayor Boyd Dunn – who’s prohibited from running for re-election due to term limits – and to fi ll several city council seats.


In the meantime, the key economic posts of Chandler city manager and president of


CUSD deals with


recession, reductions Working parents look to district for help


by Miriam Van Scott STSN photo by Gordon Murray


INTERIM: Chandler Assistant City Manager Rick Dlugas will serve as interim manager until a permanent replacement for retiring Mark Pentz is found.


the Chandler Chamber of Commerce are changing hands, both of which will help set the course for the city’s future.


See Vision 2010 Page 6


Exercise, eat well despite triple temps


by Miachelle DePiano


Living in the SanTan Sun area comes with its benefi ts and challenges. Residents have the benefi t of nine months of beautiful weather, and the challenge of three months of intense heat. Maintaining a fi tness regimen in the summer months can be challenging for even the hardiest of fi tness fanatics, let alone families with busy work schedules and daily life.


For families looking to get in a little exercise, Tammi Jacobs, owner of Results Fitness, recommends walking family pets in the early morning or late evening; keeping pets well hydrated; incorporating games like Marco Polo into family swim time; taking family hikes in the cooler, northern parts of the state; and mall walking.


See Exercise Page 11 Ahwatukee Foothills


With the new academic year fast approaching, SanTan Sun area parents and school offi cials alike are searching for ways to make every penny count when it comes to education. Cash- strapped schools must do more with less after substantial cuts in state funding and declining local tax revenues have gutted their operating budgets, leaving teachers and administrators preparing for a bare bones year. Meanwhile, many parents face their own fi nancial issues and are looking for ways to maximize school services available to them.


STSN file photo


READY FOR SCHOOL: Bus transportation services are in high demand in the Chandler Unified School District as parents look for ways to save on household expenditures.


“Chandler has a long-standing record of making education a priority,” says Terry Locke of the Chandler Unifi ed School District (CUSD). “There’s a fi rmly established trend here among parents and district staff of putting children fi rst, no matter what’s happening with the economy. It’s good for our schools and good for the community.”


See CUSD Page 10


Entrepreneur brings resale out of basement


by K. M. Lang


When Ann Siner and her sister, Jennifer, fi rst set out to open a resale clothing store in 1991, they found fellow business owners less than welcoming. Some were downright snobbish.


STSN photo by Miachelle DePiano


GET FIT: Results Fitness owner Tammi Jacobs provides encouragement and monitors the progress of client Casey Camou as she works out on the treadmill.


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“We had signed letters of intent at a couple of different shopping centers,” recalls Siner, CEO of My Sister’s Closet. “As soon as another tenant found out a resale store was moving in, they threw such a fi t that we weren’t allowed to come in.” Today nothing is standing in Siner’s way. She and her sister own 10 upscale resale stores in the Valley, including


See Entrepreneur Page 19 Murphy’s Law rules


Carebear opens at Downtown Ocotillo


LaVida Massage Open House


Page 41 Neighbors


Clip it! Center spread


STSN photo by Gordon Murray


OLD IS NEW: Ann Siner, co-owner of My Sister’s Closet and My Sister’s Attic in Southern Chandler, has helped create a series of popular resale stores for clothing, accessories and furniture around the Valley.


INSIDE


Business . . . . . . . . . 13-25 AZ Arts . . . . 27-32, 60-62 Things to do . . . . . . . . . 33 Opinion . . . . . . . . .34-35 Neighbors . . . . . . . .41-48 Youth . . . . . . . . . .49-58 Spirituality . . . . . . . 63-65 Directory . . . . . . . .66-68 Classifieds . . . . . . . .69-70 Where to eat . . . . . .72-74


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