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Maryvale’s Newest Public Art Is A Time Machinehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/1863Arts and Culture4/21/2021 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1863/A Time Machine for Tinaja.JPGMaryvale’s Newest Public Art Is A Time Machine<div class="ExternalClass36E83DD0AC2146B6A565BC436CD927DF"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"></span></div><div><p>Arizona artist Bobby Zokaites and landscape architects from Dig Studio have transformed a city of Phoenix water well site at North 73<sup>rd</sup> Avenue and Crittenden Lane into a new community greenspace. It's the latest in a series of projects that combine public art and landscaping to enhance the security and appearance of inactive city well sites.  </p><p>"This is a great example of how our artists and construction workers can partner with the city and community to enhance our neighborhoods," says District 5 Councilwoman Betty Guardado. "It turned a large vacant lot surrounded by chain link fence into a great new community space, with improved lighting at night."<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>Developed through a partnership between the city's Water Services Department and Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program, the project includes walking paths, sculpture, fencing, lighting, and landscaping.  </p><p>Zokaites created two central sculptures at the site to symbolize the look and feel of water. The two steel and polyurethane arches, 16' and 19' tall, provide a bright, blue landmark and passage for students walking to and from the nearby middle school and high school. Dig Studio arranged the site's rows of native desert trees and other resilient botanicals in sections and rows to symbolize the area's agricultural history and help to reduce the impact of urban heat.  At night, the site's illuminated sculpture, paths and fences brighten a formerly dark stretch of North 73<sup>rd</sup> Avenue. </p><p>The design team drew inspiration for the enhancements from the history of the area and meetings with neighbors and school workshops with more than 100 students at nearby Trevor G. Browne High School. The students and neighbors encouraged the team to incorporate color, shade trees, artwork and night lighting in redesigning the site. <br></p><p>The team turned first to historic aerial photographs to see how the area evolved from desert and farmland, in the 1950s and 1960s, into the residential neighborhoods of today. The aerials also revealed how the site itself changed from a place with an active well supplying an above-ground water tank to a ​fenced empty gravel lot.  These changes led them to imagine the city landscape as a time machine, shifting its form in step with changing community uses and needs. </p><p>The project title, <em>A Time Machine Called</em> <em>Tinaja</em>, refers to just that.  <em>Tinaja </em>is the Spanish word for jar or water jar. It also refers to small natural pockets of water that sit atop the Sonoran desert floor, offering respites for desert travelers – an apt description for this newly beautified Maryvale well site.<br></p></div><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/artsNewsarts-and-culturewell site public art in greenspaceA+C@phxarts_culture (Twitter) @phxartsculture (Instagram)public art, well site, greenspace, sculptureCynthia Weaver602-568-8126cynthia.weaver@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/5/Cynthia_Weaver.jpgphxarts_culture

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security5/12/2021 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass917371412D9B4F8BA17C48549F0A57ED"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a></p> <h3><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Face Coverings Remain in Effect Within Phoenix City Limits<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></h3> <p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">Per the Phoenix City Council, Face Coverings are still required in public for most people within Phoenix city limits, and for all Public Transportation (airports and buses) and at all City of Phoenix properties. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occuring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf" target="_blank">Executive Order 2021-26 (PDF)</a>. Please note, however, that applications for special events for more than 50 people are still required for events taking place at or on City of Phoenix properties. Masks are still required at these events. <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">previously submitted and published Special Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security5/12/2021 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClass90A3548B9848485F90EDED113C8B9599"><html> <div class="ExternalClass65DC6478567C4DBA90F9970D4C8FB71C"> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"> <br> </div> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Community partners are holding COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. <br></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Related:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, vaccine fact sheet, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">COVID Testing Services​<br></h2><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_01.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #1" style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #1 <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. <br>Offers Antigen and antibodies test. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_02.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #2" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #2</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. <br>Offers antigen results in 15 minutes and PCR with results within 24 hours. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1739">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_04.jpg" alt="Walk-Up Sites" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Walk-Up/Drive-Up Sites</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Weekends (varies) from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (varies) <br>Offers PCR test with results in 24 hours.</p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">Current Schedule​​​<br></h2><h3>Thursday, May 13, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15a.m. - 1:15p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, May 14, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15a.m. - 1:15p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, May 15, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> John F. Long Family Services Center<br> 3454 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> 7:15a.m. - 1:15p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Saturday, May 15, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Heard Elementary School<br>2301 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, May 17, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br>3434 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, May 18, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Garfield School<br> 811 N. 13th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, May 19, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Faith North Preschool<br>910 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, May 20, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 3511 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, May 21, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, May 22, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Emerson School<br>13 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85006<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, May 24, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Mariposa Park<br> 3203 W. Morten Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br>17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, May 25, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave, Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, May 26, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Dunbar School<br>707 W. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, May 27, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, May 28, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, May 29, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Deer Valley Community<br>2001 W. Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><br></p></div> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Before the Badge: Det. Michelangelo Caggiano, Singer-Songwriterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1900Police5/17/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/wSfXFru-LCEBefore the Badge: Det. Michelangelo Caggiano, Singer-Songwriter<div class="ExternalClass46DECA8413E4471DA75521D0FC6B3DDB"><html> <p></p><p><em>Phoenix Police officers come from many different backgrounds, including different careers. The department's video series, ‘</em><a target="_blank" href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE"><em>Before the Badge</em></a><em>,’ profiles some of those careers, and the diversity they bring to the department today.</em><br><br>Before he was investigating ballistics to link shooters to crimes, Detective Michelangelo Caggiano was singing and playing his guitar on tours around the world.<br><br>His singing career began as more of a joke, when a friend of his signed him up for choir in high school. He decided to give it a try, and realized he really liked it. <br><br>"I actually got a chance to go on a signing tour around the northwest, and really solidified my love for music, and started to learn how to play guitar" Caggiano explained. "I went to Grand Canyon University, studied commercial music, communications, and really dug into the theory of it, and at that time, I was starting to make records and starting to tour."<br><br>Caggiano took his American Indie Folk/Rock all around the country and the world, touring off and on for more than a decade. But, around the 12 year mark, he had a couple of experiences on tour that took him from entertaining a crowd, to entertaining the idea of public service.<br><br>"So we were rocking out, and playing our music, and the Maricopa County Sheriff's helicopter lands behind us," Caggiano said of one performance. "And all the SWAT guys come out with their cool guns, and their smoke grenades, and put on this big show while we're playing, and I'm looking back like 'this is so cool'."<br><br>Just like that, after more than a decade on the road, Caggiano and his family put down roots back in Phoenix, and he headed to the Phoenix Police Regional Academy. Nineteen years later, he has worked his way up to detective in the department's Crime Gun Intelligence Unit.<br><br>"Everyday, I'm looking at cases that have been linked together by ballistics from a specific gun that may be used in either homicide, or an aggravated assault, or a drive-by shooting," the detective said. "What I try to focus on is connecting the dots and trying to link who the shooter is."<br><br>Aside from maybe the occasional operatic performance of "Happy Birthday" for a colleague, Caggiano has intentionally kept policing and performing separate. Though, he said, there is no mistaking how the two careers overlap.<br><br>"I think in writing songs, I try to look through the lens of whatever I'm trying to sing about," Caggiano said. "So if I'm singing about somebody who is going through a difficult time, I'm trying to see the world through their eyes, and I think that's definitely transcended over to law enforcement when I'm trying to understand why maybe somebody did what they did."<br><br>Throughout his time at Phoenix Police, Det. Caggiano has been able to keep his singing and songwriting somewhat going on the side. He released his latest album this past March. But as he nears the end of his police career, he plans to dive fully back into music.<br><br>​Follow Caggiano's music career on social media, iTunes, or Spotify by searching "Secret Harbor Music."​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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