The Coronado Neighborhood
The monthly newsletter of the Greater Coronado Neighborhood Association
Meet the Neighbors!
golf lessons for
Mercer Mortuary, a gateway to Coronado for 53 years
In 1950, a landmark business was built and started in what is now the
The Phoenix Parks and Greater Coronado Neighborhood. Mercer Mortuary and Chapel in the Gar-
Recreation Depar tment
den was built at 1541 E. Thomas Rd. The Arizona Republic wrote about
will offer free youth golf
the Mercer family’s migration to Phoenix from Granite City, Illinois, where
lessons this summer at all
city courses. Aspiring Tiger they had been in the funeral and livery business since the 1800s. The news-
Woods between 8 and 17 paper also wrote about the enormity of the project, its $100,000 cost and
can get group instruction its architectural significance.
at Palo Verde, Papago, They wrote that “a feature of the structure beautiful the Chapel in the Garden still is.
Cave Creek, Maryvale, will be a modernistic chapel, suitable for Mercer Mortuary and Chapel in the Gar-
Aguila and Encanto golf weddings as well as funerals.” The indoor- den has served the North Central community
courses. PGA and LPGA outdoor rock pond garden has coy fish, live of Phoenix for 53 years and will continue
pros will provide instruc- plants and is visible from the chapel and serving the community for years to come. The
tion for beginner, interme- lobby. On the other side is a fountain and Mercer family sold Mercer Mortuary and Cha-
diate and advanced youth garden also visible from the chapel. It was pel in the Garden to the Hansen family, who
golfers. All equipment will an architectural masterpiece, way ahead of its continue the tradition. The Hansen family
be provided. Classes last time. It is still awe-inspiring today. has also been in the mortuary business here
one hour and meet pri- The Chapel in the Garden got so much in the Valley since 1948. The Hansen family
marily during the morning notice in the beginning that it started out has six facilities throughout the Valley. Han-
hours, with a few sched- having more weddings than funerals. sen Mortuaries and Mercer Chapel are family
On March 25, 2003, Mercer’s was visited owned and operated, and the Hansen family,
uled for early afternoon.
by Bob and Patty Norris, who were accompa- along with their employees takes special care
Session I runs June 2-19;
nied by their daughter Cathy. They were tak- in serving their clients/families. The Mortu-
Session II, June 23-July 17;
ing a trip down memory lane. The Norris’ had ary and Chapel in the Garden are available
Session III, July 21-Aug. 7.
been married in the Chapel in the Garden on to serve a traditional and a contemporary
Obtain registration forms
February 15, 1952 and were amazed at how clientele. Today, the Chapel in the Garden is
at any city golf course still capable of
or download the forms at handling wed-
www.phoenix.gov/GOLF. dings, tradi-
Registration forms must tional funerals,
be mailed or submitted contemporary
to the golf course where Celebrations
the child wishes to take of Life, Memo-
classes. The Parks and rial Services,
Recreation Department’s meetings, con-
Youth Golf program last ferences and
year provided free golf les- more.
sons to more than 2,500
children in schools and Mercer’s lovely
at city courses. For more chapel that
information, call 602-534- has been the
stage for many
GCNA Officers Neighborhood News this program in the past 12 months.
Services may include inspecting and
replacing cooler motor and belt, changing
Cletus Montoya ........... 253-4456 Neighbors on Patrol report:
the pump or pads, shutting down the fur-
email@example.com 1501 E Oak Street
nace or replacing the system when repair
Vice President From Mike Kent: “I walk a lot through
costs exceed replacement costs. For more
Allen Hall..................... 258-8727 the neighborhood and I noticed all 30 of
information, call 602-262-4614.
Treasurer the apartments at this address had been
Sue Meyers .................... 254-9120 vandalized—broken doors and windows, New RAPID transit service
Secretary gang graffiti on exterior walls, and drug makes point to point
Andrea DelGaldo......... 252-2763 users and hookers were loitering on the connections
firstname.lastname@example.org property. The problems started February A commuter transit service that combines
25, 2003. My first call was made to the the flexibility of buses with rail-like ame-
1. city’s Neighborhood Preservation Divi- nities is coming to Phoenix July 14, but
ergency, call 91
If you have an em sion. They relayed my message to City its new bus stations already are springing
al activity, Inspector D. Stormont who sent letters to up all over downtown. Giving bus riding
To report crimin
at 262-6151. the owner of the property. By April 4, the a modern image, RAPID is a new Valley
call Crime Stop landlord had not responded. I then called Metro service funded by the city of Phoe-
For persistent cr er Councilman Linger’s office for additional nix that soon will be changing the way
ity Action Offic
call our Commun assistance. Monica from that office called people commute to their jobs.
at 53 4-2424 ext.
Cecilia Chavez me back that same day and said that Stor- RAPID is a new point-to-point com-
5011. Le ave your name mont would send out more letters to the muter service using buses specially
number or she proper parties. If they did not respond designed for high-speed limited-stop
or star t work on within 35 days (by May 16) the city would travel. They will carry commuters between
fence and board up the property, and bill outlying transit facilities and new stations
Block Watch/Neighbors on Patrol the owner in the form of a property lien. in downtown Phoenix, offering commut-
Clete Montoya ............. 253-4456 On April 29, Rosa, also from Councilman ers another great alternative to driving.
Business Liaison Linger’s office, called and said that they RAPID service begins this summer
Rueben Valencia .......... 228-6345 discovered that the loan company is now along two of the Valley’s busiest commuter
email@example.com the owner of this property as the previous corridors, I-10 from Ahwatukee and State
Fund Raising owner was foreclosed upon. The loan com- Route 51 beginning at Bell Road. Each
VOLUNTEERING IS FUN pany is now seeking bids to board up the corridor has a new park-and-ride facility.
Garden Cooridnator buildings as required by the city.“ RAPID service will be expanded to include
WE NEED A GREEN THUMB! As you can see Neighbors on Patrol works! three other travel corridors in fall 2003.
If you would like to enroll in the program, call Passers-by who’ve noticed the gray
Clete Montoya ............. 253-4456 Clete at 253-4456 for the next available class masts anchored along the sidewalks of
dates. And thanks to Mike Kent for attending Jefferson and Washington streets from
NEW POSITION FOR LEGAL EAGLES
to his corner of Coronado. We will all benefit Copper Square to the State Capitol are
from his efforts. seeing 14 RAPID stations in various stages
Joanie Cloninger........... 262-2212 of installation. Six more will be installed
City News at Phoenix transit centers and park-and-
rides. When completed, RAPID stations
will greet passengers with a fresh new
Newsletter (Dispatch) Cooler program keeps seniors
look and design.
Pam Racich................... 277-3399 safe from heat
The distinctive RAPID stations feature
firstname.lastname@example.org The city of Phoenix Human Services
fifteen-foot tall structural steel center
Public Relations Department is helping to keep senior
poles with translucent fiberglass canopies
Richard Larsen ...... 800-934-1990 citizens and disabled residents cool this
positioned to give passengers maximum
Spanish Liaison summer through its Summer 2003 Cooler
shade during the summer. Each station
Frances Urquidez......... 257-8376 Start-Up Program.
will have an artist-designed bench, a steel
Tool Shed The program helps residents who
route map, a trash receptacle and eventu-
John Hill ...................... 258-9658 might not otherwise be able to afford
ally, an electronic signboard to announce
Webmaster repairs on their cooling systems, using
arrivals and departures. The colors chosen
Kevin ....... email@example.com money from the state-funded Utility
for the RAPID stations match those of the
Youth Services Repair and Replacement Program. To
RAPID buses, an updated paint scheme to
Lucinda Montoya......... 253-4456 qualify, residents must be 60 years old or
complement other Valley Metro vehicles.
over, or disabled, and meet low-income
requirements. They also must own their Phoenix given diversity award
own home and not have participated in The city of Phoenix recently was recog-
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nized by the National Black Caucus of so-called Fourth Quest for the Historical Calendar
Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) of the Jesus, Wright makes use of archeology, What is GCNA? The Greater Coronado
National League of Cities for its Diversity Biblical studies, and other resources to Neighborhood Association, an associa-
Task Force. present a provocative picture of Jesus and tion of Coronado neighbors who work
As the winner of the NBC-LEO 2003 the message he proclaimed. The series will together to make Coronado a bet-
City Cultural Diversity Award (for a popu- be offered during Augustana’s adult educa- ter place to live and work. Everyone
lation of more than 400,000), Phoenix was tion time, 10:30-11:30am Sundays, starting is welcome to the monthly general
recognized for setting a strong example of April 27 and continuing for 6 weeks. The meetings—homeowners, renters, busi-
how cities can improve and promote cul- public is invited. nessowners and their employees. Meet-
tural diversity in their communities. The
Certify your business to do ings are always the first Thursday of the
award was presented at the “Celebrate
business with the city month at the community center. Be part
Diversity” breakfast at the National League
The city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity of our community, you’re contribution is
of Cities’ Congressional City Conference
Department offers free monthly Certifica- always welcome!
in Washington, D.C. District 8 City Coun-
tion and Business Opportunity Workshops MAY 26
cilmember Michael Johnson accepted the
for small business owners. The workshops
award on behalf of the city. GCNA Board Meeting—7pm
provide in-depth information about the Coronado Covenant Community Center
“We have a rich heritage of varied and
city’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) 12th Street and Virginia
diverse cultures and have been recognized
certification program, which can expand
nationally for our diversity programs,” said JUNE 5
opportunities for economic growth.
George Flores, city of Phoenix deputy city
By becoming a certified SBE, business GCNA General Meeting—7pm
manager. “We are in the second year of a Coronado Covenant Community Center
owners increase their ability to take part
four-year implementation plan and more 12th Street and Virginia
in contracting opportunities with the
than half of the 77 recommendations Nominations for GCNA officers. Want to
city. To date, more than 400 businesses
already have been implemented.” For make changes in how things happen?
have received SBE certification. Certified
details on the city of Phoenix Diversity Bring your neighbor and have him nomi-
SBE firms may participate in the Reserve nate you for office.
Task Force, call 602-256- 3597.
Contract Program for goods and general
Arts organizations seek more services as well as the Subcontracting JUNE 23
input for centralized ticket and Goals Program for city-funded construc- GCNA Board Meeting—7pm
event information tion projects. Coronado Covenant Community Center
On April 2, 40 representatives of Valley arts To qualify for SBE certification, a busi- 12th Street and Virginia
organizations discussed the most current ness must have been in operation for at JULY 3
plan for a collaboration to build audiences least two years, be located in Maricopa GCNA General Meeting—7pm
and provide centralized ticket/event infor- County and owned by a citizen or legal Coronado Covenant Community Center
mation and access (the product of the Tic resident of the United States. Business 12th Street and Virginia
Tacs–Ticketing Tactics Task Force). owners also must have a personal net
This resulted in positive support for worth of less than $250,000.
the concept. Many thoughtful and help- Certified SBE firms are listed in the GCNA Board Meeting—7pm
ful ideas about additional opportunities city’s online directory, which is available Coronado Covenant Community Center
and areas to address were raised and rec- 12th Street and Virginia
to prime contractors, local corporations,
ommendations were made to move this government entities and the general EVERY TUESDAY
effort to the next organizational stage. For public. Firms also have access to free Teen Council Meetings
a summary of the meeting and discussion, consulting, loan programs and workforce Coronado Covenant Community Center
visit: www.ArizonaArts.org/ticketing. development assistance. 12th Street and Virginia
There is still time and opportunity for For more information, call 602- Every Tuesday night, 6pm-8pm
input and ideas from the public. If you 262-6790/voice or 602-534-1557/ Free membership, kids 10 and up.
have thoughts or would like someone to TTY. Information also is available at For info, Tina 602-920-6419
come to your group or organization to phoenix.gov/MWSBE.
make a presentation, call 480-874-4656
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head Start program now
The city of Phoenix, Maricopa County and
Announcements Southwest Human Development Head
Start programs are recruiting children for
Augustana Lutheran offers the 2003-2004 school year. Families must
video series meet federal income guidelines for family
“Jesus: The Way” is a video series featur- size, and children must be three or four
ing British Anglican priest and scholar years of age before Sept. 1 to be eligible
N.T Wright. One of many involved in the continued on page 4
email@example.com Coronado Dispatch 3
Contact to enroll. Parents of children with special
needs are encouraged to apply.
You can own one or all if you are the
highest bidder at the Phoenix Surplus Auc-
your elected Head Start helps children succeed tion, 8am Saturday, May 17, at the city’s
officials and provides lasting benefits to families.
The 334 classrooms at 222 different sites
auction yard, 2820 S. 22nd Ave. (south
of Lower Buckeye Road). Gates open to
throughout the county offer individual- the public at 6:30am and close at 3pm.
CITY OF PHOENIX MAYOR ized teaching, nutritious meals, health The auction starts at 8am. The cashier
Skip Rimsza screenings, well-equipped facilities and a will remain open until 1:30pm the day
Phoenix City Hall safe, stimulating environment. of the auction. Items to be sold may be
200 W. Washington St, 11th floor Head Start is a inspected at the auction
Phoenix, AZ 85003
federally funded ¿Preguntas yard from 9am to 3pm
program that pro- en español? Thursday, May 15, and
Friday, May 16.
vides comprehen- Llame Sra. Frances Urquidez All bidders at the
CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 7 sive early childhood 602 257 8376 auction need to register
Councilman Doug Lingner education, mental and must show photo
602-262-7492 and physical development services to chil- identification to receive a bidder’s card.
firstname.lastname@example.org dren with special needs, opportunities for Purchases must be removed from the
CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 4 parental involvement and social services auction yard within 10 working days after
(Thomas to Oak, 16th Street at no cost. Some sites also offer full-day, the auction. For more information about
to 20th Street) full-year child care services to meet the the auction, call the city’s Surplus Auction
Councilman Phil Gordon needs of working families. Services for hotline at 602-534-0828.
602-262-7447 pregnant women or low-income fami-
lies with infants or toddlers are offered
through the Early Head Start program. Legislative update
For more information on how to apply, If you would like to read those bills that
Janet Napolitano call 602-266-5976. have been proposed bills or check a bill’s
1700 West Washington, 7th Floor
status, visit the website of the Arizona
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888 For sale: photographs of
legislature at www.azleg.state.az.us/. If
602-542-4331 Arizona’s history
email@example.com you need clarification or have a question
More than 300 historical photos from
on a particular bill you can call the Sen-
ARIZONA LEGISLATURE, DISTRICT 14 the collections of Phoenix Public Library
ate Help Desk at 542-3559 or the House
and the Phoenix Museum of History can
Senator Bill Brotherton (D) Help Desk at 542-4221.
602-542-4002 be viewed and purchased online. Visit
firstname.lastname@example.org www.phoenixlibrary.org to access “Ari- Protection of State Shared
zona Images,” which includes more than Revenues
Rep Debbie McCune-Davis (D) 300 photos spanning the late 19th and Protect and preserve state shared revenues
DMDavisCampaign@aol.com early 20th centuries. Many of the photos that are used to maintain and improve
are from the library’s James H. McClintock the quality of life residents experience in
Rep Robert Meza (D) Collection. Arizona cities and towns. UPDATE: The
The photos have been grouped into the Governor and the Legislature have not yet
following categories: homes; plants and come together to agree upon a budget for
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES animals; public buildings; street scenes; fiscal year 2004. ACTION: To ensure state
Rep Ed Pastor (D) transportation; and water-related. The shared revenues stay off the table, be sure
602-256-0551 images are protected by copyright but to communicate your opinions with your
www.house.gov/pastor can be purchased. The institutions spent state legislators.
US SENATE a year on the project and will continue to
HB 2308 Eminent Domain
add more images to the site. Information:
Senator John S. McCain (R) Passed by the State Senate April 24 and
returned to the House with amend-
email@example.com City surplus auction May 17 ments. This bill will severely restrict the
Senator Jon Kyl (R) This month’s auction includes a jeep, city’s ability to revitalize troubled areas.
602-840-1891 a van, cement mixer, generator, police The Phoenix Mayor and City Council
firstname.lastname@example.org motorcycle, approximately 22 cars, 11 are strongly opposed to this legislation.
pickups, 10 utility trucks, three flatbed The bill requires that 85% or more of the
trucks, three stakebed trucks, six dump property must meet a blight requirement
trucks, 12 trailers, five aerial bucket trucks, in order to create a redevelopment area.
eight carts, tables, chairs, appliances, scrap This bill requires that each time the city
wire, building materials and much more. uses eminent domain to acquire proper-
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ties for redevelopment, the land cannot be Dean Martin, Jorge Garcia, and Barbara your thoughts about increasing the pen-
sold or leased for 10 years. This bill termi- Leff, and Representatives Andy Biggs, alty for those found guilty of retaliating
nates a redevelopment area after five years. Eddie Farnsworth, and Amanda Aguirre. against people who report crimes.
This bill states that all findings of necessity
Expansion of Neighborhood HB 2292 Extension of
underlying a designation of slum or blight
Victim’s Rights Transportation Sales Tax
are subject to judicial review.
Legislation that will add graffiti and shoot- Legislation to extend Maricopa County’s
HB 2308 Eminent Domain ing at a residential structure to the list of transportation half-cent sales tax in order
Preemption crimes for which neighborhood associa- to implement additional transportation
Oppose legislative attempts to restrict the tions can invoke neighborhood victim’s and public transit infrastructure. UPDATE
ability of cities to exercise the powers of rights. UPDATE: HB 2482 was introduced This bill was introduced by Representa-
eminent domain when it is necessary to by Representative Linda Gray. The bill tive Gary Pierce. The bill was amended
do so to revitalize and redevelop our com- passed both houses of the legislature and and passed May 6th. It now heads to
munities. UPDATE: HB 2308 was intro- it now awaits the Governor’s signature. the Governor for her signature. ACTION:
duced by House Majority Leader Eddie ACTION: Call Governor Napolitano’s Contact Governor Napolitano’s office to
Farnsworth. A compromise amendment office and share your thoughts on adding express your opinion about allowing the
was adopted in the Senate that corrected two additional crimes to the neighbor- public to vote to decide whether or not
the major problems with the bill. The bill hood victim’s rights law. to extend the half-cent sales tax to build
now goes to conference committee to and improve transportation and public
HB 2208 Increased Penalty For
sort out differences between the House transit projects.
and Senate versions of the bill. ACTION:
Support legislation that increases the
To ensure that the final bill keeps the com-
promise amendment intact in allowing
criminal penalty for threatening or intimi-
dating the victim of a crime or a commu-
Things to do
cities to continue to use eminent domain
nity activist in retaliation for reporting a Latino artist exhibition through
for redevelopment when necessary with
crime. UPDATE: Introduced by Represen- May 29
increased public notification, contact the
tative Deb Gullett. Amended and passed The Phoenix Center for the Arts is present-
conference committee members. They are
the Senate, returned to House for review. ing an annual showcase for the Valley’s
Senators Ken Cheuvront, Jay Tibshraeny,
ACTION: call your State Senator and share best Latino artists in the “Arte Latino en la
continued on page 12
Reach over 5000 households in
the Coronado neighborhood.
in the Dispatch
email@example.com Coronado Dispatch 5
Shopping can help GCNA participating merchants can be for food,
clothing, travel and entertainment, as well
eScrip offers a way to connect business as miscellaneous family purchases. eScrip
and residents to benefit the neighborhood continually contracts new merchants.
• Every month GCNA receives all mer-
chant contributions made by participants.
You’ve always wanted to help Coronado in some way but you just
Your purchases are tracked and available to
never seem to have the time. Now you can help your neighborhood you online, allowing you to see just how
by doing something you do on a regular basis: shop! much you are earning on GCNA’s behalf!
GCNA joined eScrip last fall, a national fundraising program that allows our residents Frequently asked questions
and friends to support the Coronado neighborhood just by spending money. Once you How much can GCNA earn? If 50
register, every time your use your Safeway shopper’s card, Visa, MasterCard, American Coronado families spent just $400 per
Express, Discover, and debit/ATM cards, participating merchants give a percentage of month using their cards registered at
that sale back to GCNA through eScrip. The money goes directly into our general fund eScrip, GCNA could potentially earn up
which is used for things like speed humps, traffic solutions, community service and to $12,000 per year. (Based on 5% mer-
other neighborhood projects. chant return). Keep in mind that with
Here’s how it works Coronado Neighborhood Association. It’s the eScrip program, extended family and
• Register any one or all of your existing important that you use GNCA’s group friends who live in and out of town can
grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for number: 1167234. also participate in supporting GCNA by
use in the program. • Participating national, regional and local registering their cards and spending at
Either go to www.escrip.com and sign up, merchants make contributions to GCNA participating merchants in their town
or fill in and mail the form below. Indi- based on your purchases when you use the anywhere in the USA.
cate that you wish to support the Greater cards you have registered. Expenditures at Do I need a special card? No, to use
eScrip Card Sign-up Form Shopping Can Help GCNA!
Grocery Club Card Sign-Up
Mail this completed form to ESI, Card Sign-up, PO Box 6988, Auburn, CA 95604
or visit www.escrip.com for easy online registration.
Grocery Shopping Can Help Our Group!
Program information will also be mailed with your confirmation letter. Complete information is available online at www.escrip.com.
Grocery Club Card Sign-Up GROUP ID NUMBER
Greater Coronado Neighborhood Association
Group Name Grocery Shopping Can Help Our Group! Group 1 16 7 2 3 4
Grocery Club Card Sign-Up
Two ways to sign up - Complete this form OR visit www.escrip.com for easy online regi
Group Name Grocery Shopping Can Help Our Group! Group
CITY STATE ZIP
PHONE Two ways to sign up - Complete this form OR visit www.escrip.com for easy online regi
Group Name Group
Mailing Address City State
Two ways to sign up - Complete this form OR visit www.escrip.com for easy online regi
In the space below, fill in which cards you wish to register for the eScrip program. The card type should be one of
the following: Safeway, Chevron, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, ATM or Diner’s Club.
Mailing Address Grocery Club Card Number (Must use card number. PhoneCity
numbers cannot be accepted.) State
SAFEWAY CARDCard 1
Mailing Address Card 2 Grocery Club Card Number (Must use card number. PhoneCity
CARD 2 NUMBER
numbers cannot be accepted.) State
CARD TYPE VONS CARDCard 1
1 NUMBER I don
EXP DATE CARDCard 2
Grocery Club Card Number (Must use card number. Phone numbers cannot be accepted.)
Card 1 I don
PAVILIONS Card 1
VONS I don
SAFEWAY CARDCard 1
1 NUMBER Send
EXP DATE CARDCard 2
Card 1 I don
VONS Card 1 Return this form to: ESI, Grocery Club Card Sign-Up, P.O. Box 6988, Auburn, CA 95604
Complete program information available online at www.escrip.com
Card 2 Program information will also be mailed with your confirmation letter
6 Coronado Dispatch www.gcna.info I don
PAVILIONS Return this form to: ESI, Grocery Club Card Sign-Up, P.O. Box 6988, Auburn, CA 95604
Complete program information available online at www.escrip.com
the program, you simply register your tions for payment can participate in the ing merchants may have certain exclusions
existing grocery loyalty cards (such as program. GCNA will collect names of mer- to purchases. See the merchant list.
Safeway), VISA, MasterCard, American chants you would like to see on the list and In what regions is eScrip available?
Express, Discover, diners Club, debit/ATM eScrip will make contact with them. eScrip is a national program with repre-
cards and merchant cards such as Chevron Since Safeway is an eScrip participat- sentation across the nation.
and use them everytime you shop. These ing grocery store, how do I get a card? How will I know how much I have
merchants have agreed to donate a per- Visit Safeway and apply for their shopper contributed using the eScrip program?
centage of your expenditures to GCNA. card. Register the card with the eScrip pro- Monthly statements are available online at
Can I enroll my spouse’s card under gram. When making purchases, use your eScrip’s website. GCNA will also receive a
my name? Yes, you may list all household Safeway card and pay with any method consolidated report showing the amount
family cards under one supporter ID. If you prefer (cash, check, debit/ATM, or contributed in your name.
both spouses have the same credit card credit card). It is the grocery loyalty card Is it safe to be giving eScrip credit
number, you only need to list it once. If that automatically tracks the contribution card numbers out in this way? eScrip
they have different card numbers, list all to your organization. contracted with a national processor who
card numbers in the database. What about airline miles and other provides state-of-the-art technology for the
Why would merchants want to partici- rewards associated with these cards? eScrip program. eScrip’s systems have met
pate in eScrip? The eScrip program builds You will continue to earn airline miles, the strict requirements of the participating
mutually beneficial relationships between special bonuses, and other rewards associ- merchants in the area of security, safety
neighborhoods and the business commu- ated with these cards. and confidentiality.
nity, strengthening community ties. Will par ticipation in the eScrip What about privacy and security of
How do I find out about new mer- program prevent me from getting my my personal information? eScrip will not
chants? eScrip is continuously negotiat- usual club card discount at the cash license, sell, exchange or distribute any
ing with a large number of merchants. For register—even if I pay with a check or specific information about its eScrip par-
the most up to date merchant list see their cash? No, all club card discounts remain ticipants to any third parties who are not
website at www.eScrip.com. in place and run in conjunction with the directly involved in the eScrip program.
How can local merchants and retailers eScrip program. For more information visit the escrip
participate? Any merchant who accepts Are there any exclusions to purchases website at www.escrip.com or call President
a loyalty, credit/debit/ATM card transac- made on the eScrip program? Participat- Clete Montoya at 602-253-4456.
firstname.lastname@example.org Coronado Dispatch 7
Bee safety tips from Phx Fire Department a bee sting, call 9-1-1.
• Call the fire department if someone has
Five people were stung in a trailer park recently when a swarm of bees become trapped in a building or car with
attacked. Last year, the fire department responded to almost 150 such lots of bees. Fire trucks are equipped with
bee attacks. It’s only natural that the bees arrive with spring, so here a foam that can be sprayed on the bees to
are some simple tips to keep you and your family safe from stings: drown them.
• DO NOT call the fire department to
Do’s and Don’ts crops. They also produce about $150 mil-
remove bee colonies or hives. If you want
• DO check your property regularly for lion worth of honey each year.
bees removed, look in the yellow pages
colonies. Honeybees nest in a wide variety • DON’T remove bees yourself. If you want
under “bee removal” or “beekeepers”.
of places, especially Africanized honeybees. bees removed, look in the yellow pages
Check animal burrows, meter boxes, over- under “bee removal” or “beekeepers”. How to treat stings from bees:
turned flowerpots, trees and shrubs. • Keep the affected area below the heart.
What to do if you are attacked • If the sting was by a bee and the stinger
• DO keep pets and children indoors • Run as quickly as you can away from
when using weed eaters, hedge clippers, is still in the skin, remove it by gently
the bees. Do not flail or swing your arms
tractor power mowers, chain saws, etc. scraping against it with your fingernail,
at them, as this may further annoy them.
Attacks frequently occur when a person is a credit card or a knife. Be careful not
• Because bees target the head and eyes,
mowing the lawn or pruning shrubs and to squeeze the stinger. The venom sac
cover your head as much as you can with-
inadvertently strikes a bee’s nest. still will be attached and you will inject
out slowing your escape.
• DO avoid excessive motion near a col- additional venom into the area. Be sure
• Get to the shelter or closest house or
ony. Bees are more likely to respond to an to remove the venom sac.
car as quickly as possible.
object in motion than a stationary one. • Apply cold compresses to relieve
• Don’t worry if a few bees become
• DON’T pen, tie or tether animals near pain and swelling but do not apply ice
trapped in your home. If several bees fol-
beehives or nests. directly.
low you into your car, drive about a quarter
• DON’T destroy bee colonies or hive, • If it is difficult to breathe, call 9-1-1.
of a mile and let the bees out of the car.
especially with pesticides. Honeybees are • Itching should quit within a few hours.
a vital link to U.S. agriculture. Each year, When to call the Fire Department If it persists beyond two days, or if signs
pollination by honeybees adds at least • If someone has been stung by many and symptoms of an allergic reaction
$10 billion to the value of more than 90 bees at once or has an allergic reaction to occur, you should be seen by a doctor.
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ABR, GRI, MRE, e-PRO
1819 E. Morten Avenue, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85020
email@example.com Coronado Dispatch 9
zip on through. I know that the city has
Talk in the neighborhood done traffic studies here, because I’ve
seen the speed monitor set up across
Letters to the editor, tidbits from the GCNA email discussion list, and thank yous.
We welcome letters of up to 200 words on any topic pertinent to Coronado. Items the street a few times.
may be edited for clarity and length. Letters must include your name and address. Ruth Rapp
Email: dispatch@GCNA.info. Mail: 1266 E Windsor Ave, Phoenix, 85006. To join the from the discussion list
discussion list, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We, too, are getting ready to move to Palm
Lane, and would like to see traffic slowed.
Renters are people too find new advertisers, call advertisers who have Additionally, the narrow street is begging
shown interest and haven’t sent in artwork for accidents. While I do recognize a park-
I was offended by the comment from
or have sent in improperly prepared artwork, ing problem, it would seem that no parking
Christa Booth regarding people who
mail invoices, help with collections, and about is the only way to go, at least between 10th,
rent. Some of us choose to rent for vari-
1000 things more. west to 7th.
ous reasons, and it is the responsibility
The general meetings are always the first Patrick D. Whorton
of the landlords to screen and make
Thursday of the month at 7pm. Also, if you from the discussion list
sure the renters are not those that will
will notice in the Calendar section, the cur-
cause trouble. I’ve found some of the I agree that another speed hump or two
rent meeting as well as the next month’s meet-
homeowners in my neighborhood to be between Dayton St. and 12th St. would
ing are always listed so that everyone can mark
equally as bothersome, but I feel trying solve much of the speeding problems.
their calendar a month ahead of time.
to get along with everyone is the best Anyone know the process to get them?
solution. Perhaps, trying to get to know Thank you Councilman Lingner Reuben Valencia
the person next door instead of just judg- I recently sent Councilman Lingner an from the discussion list
ing them because they are renters would email about the absence of steel plates, I live near 12th St and Virginia--would love
alleviate some problems. street sweeping and cold patch asphalt to see speed bumps on Virginia--slow some
A RENTER! in the waterline work ditches currently of the speeders down. A month ago some
via email underway within our historical districts. kids came around our corner too fast from
Late Dispatch He and his staff, along with the City 12th St. and ran over two lawns, almost
public works department were very knocked over a tree.
The last two issues of the Dispatch have prompt in seeing that this was taken
arrived at my door step well after the date TJ
care of according to the contract. We from the discussion list
of the GCNA General Meeting, this time now have cleaner and smoother streets,
about a week afterwards. I, and I am sure and a better water system. I also have property on Palm Lane. We
others as well, get reminded of the meeting try to park on the street–even those of
by the notice in the Dispatch. Is there any us with driveways–because it keeps the
way to ensure that it gets sent out prior to traffic down. When they have to stop and
the meeting? Car vandalsim on Windsor let others go around and maneuver the
Judy Flanagan My car was broken into last night (May gauntlet it discourages cutting through.
via email 6) on Windsor Ave near 14th Street. They Wayne
Editor’s reply: Sure! Volunteer some of your removed the seal around a passenger win- from the discussion list
time to help with the many tasks it takes to get dow, but ended up breaking the driver’s I don’t think that we would be able to close
the Dispatch out each month: write stories or window. They took two books of CDs and off Palm or Virginia, but has anyone ever
find content of interest to the neighborhood, the faceplate of my stereo (what are they considered making them one way? Maybe
take photos that compliment stories or would going to do with that?). They popped my Palm could be one-way east, and Virginia
be good cover art, track the discussion list for trunk but didn’t take anything. I’m think- could be one-way west? Would that be an
good topics, investigate rumors and neighbor- ing they were interupted. Be sure to lock improvement?
hood stories, be a middleman for me and our your cars at night. Ruben Valencia
spanish liaison to get stories translated into Shawna from the discussion list
spanish, research neighborhood crime statistics via mail
so we can report them, make contact with the One way streets sound great. That’s the
schools on a regular basis, be a contact with Speed humps on Palm Lane best idea I’ve heard yet. How about one-
Blockwatch members, Neighbors on Patrol and Can anyone tell me if there are any way on 12th and 13th. That would cut
Celia, our CAO, to report crime so we can plans to install any more speed bumps down a lot of racing up and down those
alert neighbors to potential problems, remind on Palm Lane? I live on Palm Lane near streets as well.
people of deadlines and follow-up if something 15th street, and we need more speed VR
doesn’t show up as promised, proof read, verify bumps! There are people constantly from the discussion list
phone numbers and information, help with the driving too fast. Even when the Whit- We’ve had the city at many neighborhood
mailing for subscribers and advertisers, help tier School crossing zone signs are meetings and they’ve explained that 12th is
out, people ignore the 15 mph law, and a through street and needs to operate with-
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How to install speed humps on your street
1. Residents complete and return a Speed Hump Study petitions showing the proposed locations the “affected
Request form with signatures representing ten house- area” for petitioning purposes.
holds on the street where humps are proposed. (Each 6. Residents circulate petitions to obtain at least 70%
additional street requires an additional form.) A speed support from the affected area and 100% support from
hump study will show the quantity and average speed of residences within 100 feet of any proposed speed hump.
vehicles using a street. Signing this form does not commit 7. Residents submit signed petitions back to the City
residents to support speed humps, nor does it commit along with the appropriate fee. Residents can collect and
them to provide funding in the future. This form can be pay their portion of the cost any way they like.
obtained on the internet at http://www.phoenix.gov/ 8. City staff verifies the petitions.
STREETS/speedhmp.html. 9. If consensus building is adequate, staff notifies
2. City staff conducts a preliminary inspection of the its Contractor to install the humps as shown on the
street to determine if speed humps are appropriate. If not, petitions. After installation, staff will sign and stripe the
staff notifies residents in writing that their street is not humps according to City standards.
eligible for speed humps. 10. If, during petitioning, residents wish to change the
3. If the street is eligible for speed humps, staff conducts location of one or more speed humps, or add speed
a traffic study to document the number of vehicles and humps, they must notify City staff. Staff will prepare new
the speed of traffic using the street. petitions showing the new proposal, and residents must
4. Residents are notified about the results of the study discard all previous petitions, signed or unsigned.
and the corresponding speed hump fee. The fee for the 11. Residents may circulate petitions and obtain sig-
speed hump, together with required signing and striping, natures for up to 6 months from the distribution of
can vary. Depending on a street’s average speed, residents the petitions. Any petitions older than 6 months that
pay either the full $1,200 cost or a portion of the cost, as are submitted to the City will be rejected.
shown below. Speed thresholds can be reduced by 2 mph 12. If, at a future time, residents want to remove one
for speed humps within 250 feet of a park or school. or more speed humps, they must submit a petition with
Speed hump cost based on average speed on street: at least 51% approval of the original affected area. If
25 mph or less........... $1,200 approved, residents must pay to remove the humps.
26 to 29 mph............. $250
30 mph or over.......... $100
5. If residents wish to pursue speed humps, they notify If you have any questions, please call the Street Transporta-
City staff. Residents and staff work together to determine tion Department at 602-495-0242, or visit their website at
appropriate locations for speed humps, and staff prepares www.phoenix.gov/STREETS/speedhmp.html.
out impediments for emergency vehicles to very few no-kills this time of year that can Where to recycle Phone Books
pass. Maybe 13th would be okay though. take in strays. It seems to be the season
Does anyone know where we are sup-
Andrea where everyone is moving or whatever
pose to recycle the old phone books?
from the discussion list lame excuse they have to get rid of their
pets, therefore the majority of shelters are Wayne
I don’t see how converting them to one from the discussion list
overloaded with owner turn-ins. (My shel-
way streets will stop racing going on. It
ter only rescues the dogs/cats off the eutha- I’ve always recycled my old phone books
just means the racing will be going in one
nasia list at County and other facilities). at bins set up in Safeway parking lots, but
direction on one of the streets, and in the
If you ever have any problems with strays, I haven’t seen any at 7th St and McDowell.
other direction on the other street.
I recommend calling Maricopa County Has anyone else?
Animal Control at 602-506-7387. The dogs Reuben
from the discussion list
will be held for 72 hours as strays and then from the discussion list
One way streets just allow the traffic to get the opportunity to put up for adoption. You can now recycle phone books in your
move faster. Look at 3rd Avenue in Willo. They get food, water and shelter. I have a blue recycle bins. Just throw them in with
Maureen Rooney comprehensive list of no-kills in the valley your other stuff.
from the discussion list if anyone ever wants a list of resources to try tjvick
Strays and No Kill Shelters before resorting to calling County. from the discussion list
I am a Kennel Manager at a local no-kill
from the discussion list
animal shelter. Unfortunately you will find
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Ciudad” exhibit at the center, 214 E. More- musical evening under the stars. Food mation about the concert, please contact
land St. The juried art show runs through and beverages also can be purchased. the church office at 602-258-6891.
May 29. Gallery hours are 1-5pm and 6- The park concerts are scheduled the
9pm, Mon–Thur, and by appointment on
Fridays. Information: 262-4632.
second Saturday of the month through
September. The Phoenix Parks and Con- Classes
servation Foundation and the New K-Lite
Why wait until Halloween for Free! Financial Fitness Classes
98.7 sponsor the free series. For more
your Frankenstein fix? English and Spanish. Beginning June 3,
information, call 602-495-0739. All per-
Celebrate the monster that has fascinated Tuesday evenings from 5:45-8:00pm for
formances begin at 8pm:
readers and movie-goers for more than six weeks. Classes held at Neighborhood
• June 14: “Arizona’s First Lady of Jazz”
150 years during Burton Barr Central Housing Services of Phoenix, a non-profit
Margo Reed and her trio.
Library’s “Frankenstein: Penetrating the organization. Learn how to make good
• July 12: “The Diva Band,” with the vocals
Secrets of Nature.” Central Library is financial decisions the fun way; excellent
of Carmela Ramirez and Susan Phelan
one of the few libraries in the Southwest instructors; no selling; prizes and free
performing jazz and classic blues.
selected to host the free traveling exhibit, food! Seating limited. Call 602-258-1659
• Aug. 9: Jazz recording artist Dennis
which will be at the library through June for reservations.
Rowland (former lead vocalist of the
6 and can be viewed during regular library
Count Basie Orchestra) with his trio. Homebuyer education classes
hours. Information: 602-262-4636 or
• Sept. 13: Master pianist Charles Lewis English and Spanish. At Neighborhood
and his jazz quintet. Housing Services of Phoenix, a non-profit
Free summer concerts at organization. Saturdays June 7th/14th and
Brass band concert June 1
Indian Steele Park June 21st/28th. Fee of $50 includes lunch
The First Congregational United Church of
The entire family is invited to enjoy free and materials. Seating limited, call 602-
Christ will be sponsoring a concert by the
performances at Steele Indian School 258-1659 for reservation.
Salt River Brass Band, a unique “British-
Park’s second annual Summer Concert
style” brass ensemble. The concert will be Phoenix College massage
Series from 8-10pm at the park’s outdoor
held on Sunday, June 1st at 2pm. Tickets program accepting new students
amphitheater, Third Street and Indian
are $10 per person. The church is located at The Phoenix College Therapeutic Massage
School Road. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs
1407 N. 2nd Street, just a half block south Professional Track Program is currently
and a picnic basket to enjoy a relaxing
of McDowell. For tickets or for more infor- accepting new students for fall 2003.
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The program will host a free information schedules. Residential Landscape Designs
session/reception on Monday, May 12 • May 22–Graduation at ASU Wells Fargo I am an 8-year Coronado resident, 9-year
and Monday, Aug. 25 at Phoenix Col- Arena, 4:00pm. degreed Horticulturalist, and 10-year Ari-
lege–Osborn Campus (Room OSW 107). • May 27–Summer school begins. zona Certified Nursery Professional with
Both sessions will begin at 6pm. • July 2–Summer school ends. 3 years landscape architecture education. I
The Therapeutic Massage Professional cater to your needs. Designs are affordable,
beautiful, and conserve energy. Interested?
Track Program is slightly different from
the more traditional massage therapy Unclassifieds Call Debbie Peiffer at 602-253-6440.
programs throughout the Valley. To Lost Dog Art Studio & Office Space For Lease!!
qualify for acceptance into the program, Small 4-5lb terrier/chihuahua mix, brown Willow District! 3rd Avenue & McDowell
applicants must be current licensed health with pink collar and expired tags. Owner with covered parking. Priced from $175
care professionals. Previous students have lives across the street from Whittier School with utilities included. Recording studio
included medical physicians, physical on Palm Lane. Whoever has her, thank you also available. 602-349-3049.
therapists, nurses, physicians’ assistants, so much for taking care of her, please bring For Sale: 1996 Mercedes C220
chiropractors and respiratory therapists. her home. Call Sandy at 602-518-7821. Midnight blue with chrome rims. AT, AC,
The Phoenix College Therapeutic Mas- Found Dog PS, PW. 82,000 miles. Beautiful car. Asking
sage Professional Track Program is the Found on Sat, May 3 in vicinity of 12th St. $12,000. Call 258-1129.
only one of its kind within the Maricopa and McDowell Rd. Female boxer/pitbull mix FREE: Rocks
County Community College District. about 8-12 months old. White with dark Several kinds of gemstone rocks to be cut
The 28-week program is designed espe- brindle patch over eye and ear. Approxi- and polished or can be used for decoration.
cially for the working professional. Classes mately 50-60 lbs. Well trained. Collar, no You pick up. Call 602-265-0630
are held one or two nights a week from tags. Call 252-2763 for details. For Sale: Miscellaneous Items
5:30pm to 9:30pm and every other Sat- House Painting Fiberglass pool slide, $50. Trailer, 4x8, $25.
urday from 9am to 4pm. Students will Professional work at a reasonable price. 1971 Dodge pickup and 1981 Toyota Corolla,
complete a total of 300 hours and receive Interior and exterior. Resident of Coronado. make offer. Old cast iron tub, $20. Chain link
an award of completion that will prepare References available. Ricardo 602-402- fence, gates, and parts, make offer. Little
them for licensure eligibility. 0163. boat, $20. Old wooden window frames with
Therapeutic Massage Professional Track Invite a chef to your next affair. glass, make offer. 602-252-8571.
program director, Dianne Geddis believes I’m a classically trained chef and a 6-year For Sale: Two old riding lawn mowers
that this program creates a great opportu- Coronado homeowner. I’ve held positions at Made by Snapper. $100. 602-252-8571.
nity for current health care professionals the Scottsdale Princess Resort, Phoenician, For Sale: Evaporative Cooler
to expand on their knowledge and skill as well as the Arizona Club and award-win-
Roof mount. 28-inch pads. Used one
level. ning resorts in Florida. From cocktail parties
season. $75. Call 253-4557.
“The Therapeutic Massage Professional to 5-course meals or just dinner for two.
Track Program is a unique program that Cuisine prepared in your home in chef’s For Sale: Travel Trailer
enables health care professionals to uniform giving your guests the opportunity 1986 28-foot Terry Travel Trailer, fully self
intertwine traditional medical skills with to interact with me as I cook. Hungry yet? contained. Sleeps 6. Rear bedroom with
newly acquired alternative therapy skills in Call Mark LaBella at 602 262 2571. double bed. Shower with small tub. AC.
therapeutic massage,” said Geddis. “This Learn to Swing and Salsa Propane furnace, Propane/110-Volt refrig-
combination of traditional and alterna- At Fred Estaire Dance Studio near 24th erator. 20-foot awning. Great condition.
tive practices in the health care setting Street and Thomas. Beginner, intermedi- $5000. 602-253-4557.
will pave the way for improved patient ate and advanced. Ages 25 and up. Call FREE: Carport frame
care, controlled pain management and a Mr. Gary, a Coronado resident, for more No cover. 10 feet wide x 20 feet long x 10 feet
deeper understanding of the mind-body information at 602-253-6225. tall at peak. Call Jim 602-248-8417.
connection for the patient.” House Cleaning Available For Sale: Diamondback Tickets
The information session/reception is Reasonable, reliable house cleaner avail- Great seats! Call Ann 602-253-7549.
free and open to all health care profes- able. Local to neighborhood. References
sionals. For more information regarding upon request. Will provide all cleaning Unclassified ads for business or com-
either session or the program, please call supplies including vacuum. For more info, mercial enterprises are $10. Others are
602-285-7649 or email dianne.geddis@p call Samantha at 602-460-3494. free. Unclassified ads can be repeated, but
cmail.maricopa.edu. they must be renewed by the 1st of the
Murals and Portraits
month prior to publication. For informa-
11-year Coronado resident will personalize tion call Pam at 602-277-3399 or email
Schools your home like no one else can. Or have
yourself or your pet immortalized in oils
or the medium of your choice. References
North High School available. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call
• May 16–Senior exams. Maggie @ 602-253-4557.
• May 20-21–Semester exams, half day
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Wish List •
Clean top soil
We’re so grateful to all of you who thought • Sprinkler system components CORONADO
of GCNA when you were disposing of • Fencing materials DISPATCH
household items. If you have any of the fol- • Shade cloth
lowing items that you don’t want, GCNA • Vegetable seeds The Coronado Dispatch is the official pub-
lication of the Greater Coronado Neighbor-
can put them to good use. Call Lucinda
For Saturday Respite hood Association. Published monthly, it
to coordinate delivery at 253-4456.
• Outdoor play equipment such as balls, is distributed to the 5000 households of
For the community center… bats, frisbees, tetherball, etc. the Coronado Neighborhood in downtown
• TV , VCR, and DVD player. • board games and puzzles. Phoenix, Arizona.
• Canned food! Our emergency nonper- • craft supplies. The Dispatch cannot be held liable for
the content of any advertisement (display
ishable food closet is running danger-
For Teen Council… or unclassified) appearing within. All claims,
ously low. Donations appreciated.
• Movie tickets for prizes. offers, guarantees, or statements made
• Craft glue and other art supplies. by Dispatch advertisers are solely the
• Video and video game rental certificates.
• Trial size soaps, toothpastes, tooth responsibility of the advertiser. Deceptive
• Video game systems.
brushes, deodorants. or misleading advertising is never know-
• Air hockey table.
• Miscellaneous household items. ingly accepted. Complaints regarding an ad
• Hand tools in good condition. should be made to the advertiser.
• Toys in good condition.
• Usable everyday clothing and shoes.
Can you help out? Advertising information
GCNA does many things to help out Pam Racich ...................602-277-3399
or visit our website: www.gcna.org
For the garden… residents and areas of Coronado, and
• Large old tub. we need your assistance in return. If you Stories and Advertisements
• Old tires, the bigger the better. could help us out with just one of the fol- Due the first of the month. Text can be
submitted on disk, via email or typewritten.
• Old pots. lowing items, it would mean a lot!
Email: email@example.com. Mail/Delivery :
• Seeds and cuttings from plants. • Electrician needed to help with lighting
1266 E. Windsor Ave.
• Hand tools in good condition. on inside and out of community center.
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