The nightlife of Phoenix: What to Do Aft Phoenix
The nightlife of Phoenix: What to Do After Dark
Phoenix has an average of about 299 days of sunshine. That's... Lots of sunshine. Phoenix provides the best setting for a variety of things to do, from adventurous activities such as hiking and paddling to spring training ball games, outdoor concerts and all sorts of festivals. Yep, it's pretty damn great to Phoenix. And the scene of the nightlife, well, it's also pretty damn great.
If you've ever passed Tempe Town Lake and thought to yourself, "Wouldn't it be cool to go kayaking at night?"You are not the only one. Turns out there's a group that hits the water a few times a month after dark. No kayak, huh? No problem at all. Everything you need (including glow sticks) is included in the registration fee for the event.
Sipping cocktails in dark, secret places is rationally more fun. There are a lot of ultra-secret drinking dens across the city that provide a chance to do this, such as Undertow, Rokerij, Melinda's Alley, Stardust Pinbar, and Straight Up. Now all you have to do is go out and find them.
Hit the bars of the arcade
Does Phoenix experience a renaissance arcade bar? It sounds like that. There are tens of arcade-themed places around the town that were influenced by the seventies and eighties. Popular shows like Stranger Things hit us all with a strong nostalgic shot and now people flock to the glow of the iconic arcade bar to recall in all those nostalgic vibes.
If you're unfamiliar with the First Friday, please come out of the rock. The long-standing monthly event brings thousands to the Arts Districts of Phoenix Downtown. There's just something miraculous about an eatery with a fantastic view. Eateries such as Top of the Rock, Compass Arizona Grill, Orange Sky, Different Pointe of View, Talavera, and J&G Steakhouse all take you to the next level, literally and figuratively, with their stunning views of the city of the twinkling lights that make up the cityscape of the city or the reaching sunset of Sonoran desert.
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Phoenix community on the edge of a string of driveway attacks
PHOENIX — It started at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.
According to Phoenix Police, two men wearing masks and driving a black Chevy Cruz were canvassing several neighborhoods south of Phoenix, looking for someone outside.
The suspects reportedly found a lady seated in her car off 47th Avenue and Baseline Road and went up to her vehicle, pointing a gun at the driver's side window.
"I got a knock on the door about two o'clock in the morning, and Anna was screaming at the top of her lungs," said Angela Karadeema. The victim went to her house just a few moments after the robbery.
Court documents state that the victim was forced out of her car and told her to lie on the ground while one of the men reached for her purse and then took off. The victim later told the police that the suspect was wearing a red bandanna over his face and black-framed glasses.
A similar incident occurred two hours later. A man sitting in his car outside his home on 7th Avenue and Southern was approached from behind.
"The victim handed this man $200," according to court records, asking for the keys to his car, but the accused gave them back before leaving.
A third man was held at a gunpoint just before 6:00 a.m. Adrian Garcia said he just got home from a friend's house when he heard a knock on his window. "At first, I was wondering who this is, like, a joke or something?" He said that.
Garcia quietly complied with the man's demands, got out of the car, emptied his wallets, and watched the man pull his car out of the driveway.
"The first thing I did was take my phone and call 911," Garcia said. The terrific encounter was captured in Garcia's home security cameras. Phoenix police later spotted Garcia's stolen car on Baseline Road.
Korbeh's arrest report says that this is his third arrest. In May, he was charged with five armed robbery charges, two aggravated assault charges and two theft charges for stealing a vehicle.
Naked man shoots police and dogs in the north of the Phoenix standoff; he's found dead hours later.
A person was found killed by a self-inflicted shooting injury after he fired gunshots at Phoenix police policemen on Saturday afternoon in the apartment complex close Seventh Street and Bell Road, authorities said.
Officers replied at 12:30 p.m. A call from gunshots shot at the facility, according to Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, the spokesperson for the department. There was a domestic dispute between a 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old.
Resident Eric Mace said that his bathroom window faces the suspect's door, and Mace looked through the window as he saw a woman running out of her apartment. "She was barely dressed, she only had a towel, and she was screaming, ' Call the police, call the police, '" Mace said.
The woman kept running, and a guy came out chasing her. He was naked, and he couldn't catch her, so he ran back to the apartment, Mace said.
"As soon as he runs back in, you'll hear about five or six gunshots," Mace said. That's when he called the cops.
The police talked to the victim when the man, still naked, came out and fired numerous shots in the direction of officers and patrol cars, Thompson said. Officers were forced to give shelter, and no policemen were shot.
Mace said the man came out of his apartment, and "he's got some kind of semi-automatic weapon in his hand, and he's aiming at it — blam, blam, blam — he's just starting to fire at almost the police or anyone who's really moving down there, and that's it. He's going back to his apartment after that."
No policemen fired their weapons. Police tweeted photos of their vehicles with bullet holes and shots from a window. The man shot a sergeant's vehicle seven times, the police said.
"The woman is safe, and again, none of our officers have been shot by gunfire," Thompson said in a briefing.
SWAT officers have been negotiating with the man for about three hours to come out, Thompson said. In the middle of that moment, the guy told the policemen to fire him.
Later, the officers entered the apartment and found the man dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
PHOENIX: Firefighters fought a massive third-alarm fire in the Phoenix Strip Mall early Sunday morning. Over 60 firefighters were in the vicinity of 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street.
Firefighters were deployed to the strip mall at about 4 a.m. After reports of black smoke emerging from the ABC Discount Centre. As per the Phoenix Fire Department, the fire burned through a discount store.
The roof of the ABC Discount Center crumbled, but thankfully, nobody was inside. Firefighters were able to hold back the fire before the nearby stores were severely damaged. Some of the occupations, however, have been damaged by smoke.
Fire crews have been fighting the flames for more than 3 hours. Fire officials said the crews would stay on the scene for a few hours, putting out hot spots.
They are still determining whether the other companies will be able to open today.
Van Buren Street is closed between 31st and 35th Avenues, while fire crews are fighting the flames.
No injuries were reported.
The incident is under injury.
No further details have been released.
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A motorist was killed when he looked at another driver in the wrong way, Phoenix police say.
PHOENIX – A was arrested this week on suspicion of shooting and killing another man who looked at him while stopping at a red light in March. Police said.
Nicolas Elliott, 30, was jailed in Maricopa County on Thursday on suspicion of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, misbehavior containing weapons and cocaine-related charges, Phoenix Police Department.
Police said in a press release that Elliott shot and killed 26-year-old Alex W. Mixon on March 1 at 3:15 a.m., "for just looking at him while he was stopped by a red light."
Mixon was going west on Thunderbird Road in a Dodge pick-up truck at a time of the attack, according to a police press release.
The shooting led the truck to pass the eastbound lanes and end up leaving the road, according to the police. The truck hit a power pole and then went through the wall before coming to a stop.
Mixon was shifted to a nearby hospital, where he passed away of injuries later, according to a police press statement. According to Maricopa County Court reports, he was the sole occupant of the truck.
Police say they originally thought the incident was a single-vehicle collision. But, an autopsy on March 2 disclosed that Mixon had been fired and that his death was determined to be a murder, court records show.
Elliott left the scene after the shooting, the court records say.
Surveillance video from the 32nd Street and Thunderbird Road area, which police say was the closest major intersection to the shooting, showed Mixon stopped around 2:40 a.m. at a red light on March 1. According to court documents, when a larger pickup truck stopped right next to him in a left-turn lane. The video shows that the larger truck didn't turn left on 32nd Street and instead continued west on Thunderbird Road as Mixon followed, the court documents add.
The shooting and the collision that followed were out of the view of the camera, court records show.
Residents of Phoenix will have to adapt to a hot climate
The hottest day in Phoenix's history is June 26, 1990, when temperatures reached 122 degrees — but as a result of climate change, the sweltering heat of the desert city could break this record.
Residents in hot places like Phoenix rely on taking a break from the heat at night when temperatures drop significantly, but the average nighttime temperature in Phoenix has increased by 9 degrees over the past half-century.
"As it gets hotter and less pleasant, we don't want to go back to air conditioning as the only alternative," says Arizona State University teacher Ariane Middel. "We want to have a comfortable atmosphere so that people can actually be outdoors and active."
Middel says that the evening temperature rise is due to a phenomenon that is changing the city's climate called the urban heat island effect, triggered by artificial surfaces such as concrete and asphalt that store heat.
During the day, these surfaces receive heat from the sun. When the sun sets, the surfaces gradually discharge the heat.
As cities start to urbanize and incorporate more heat-absorbing surfaces from sidewalks to parking lots, they absorb more heat that needs to be released at night, likely to result in warmer nighttime temps.
"This increases the demand for energy-use for air conditioning, for example," she says, "and it doesn't really offer individuals relief from the heat they've experienced during the day."
This week, the National Weather Service has anticipated that there will be no more than 110 degree days in Phoenix for the rest of the year. The temperatures exceeded this mark on 29 days this summer, which is the fourth most of all time
In this 517-mile square city, heat-related deaths increased from 2014 to 2017.
"Usually, we can reach up to 100 days that's 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more and that's going to get much worse in the future," she writes, "because it's expected that circumstances [ will ] get more severe and heat waves [ will ] get more frequent and last longer, too."
Professor Adriane Middel and Marty, a heat robot that monitors the impact of extreme heat. (Tonya Mosley / Here and Now)
Middel is studying the local climate at ASU alongside her friend Marty, a mobile heat robot that measures how heat affects the human body.
Together, the hottest location on the ASU campus was between two large concrete buildings, an area that students actively avoided. On top of absorbing heat, concrete also reflects light, making concrete-dense urban areas even more uncomfortable with the heat.
"If you look at the weather forecast, you usually get the temperature of the air," she says. "But that doesn't necessarily represent how you experience the temperature because there's a big difference if you're standing in the shade or standing in the sun."
Lime and Bird are already breaking the rules of the Phoenix E-Scooter
Two companies involved in Phoenix's Electric Scooter program are violating a law designed to prevent sidewalk bloat, a problem that has irritated pedestrians and officials in other cities with shared scooters.
Neither Lime nor Bird scooters require riders to park in one of the 400 designated parking zones.
To get a permit to distribute e-scooters in Phoenix, firms were required to use so-called geofencing technology to preclude riders from ending a session outside of parking zones, which are marked by white poles emblazoned with reflective yellow strips. If the technology works properly, riders who try to park outside a designated zone will receive an alert through a smartphone app informing them that they can't end their session and will still get charged by the minute.
The city's official e-scooter permit declared that "operators should customize their mobile app to inform their Riders once trying to park outside the designated Parking Areas and preclude their Riders from ending their trip outside such locations." If somebody reports a scooter outside a parking lot, the city offers companies 2 hours to move the vehicle or face an $80 fine.
New Times rode at least 3 scooters from each company on Tuesday and attempted to park them well outside selected zones to check their compliance with city rules.
Spin was the only company with a system in place prohibiting us from parking outside a chosen zone. Here's what we tend to saw on the Spin app once we got nearly 0.5 a block away from the closest parking zone:
The app didn't enable us to finish our session until we moved nearer to a parking lot. Still, Spin's geofencing technology seems to be flawed. Its app sometimes misplaced us in a designated parking lot when we were a couple of yards away from the closest one. A representative for the company said that is as a result of Spin uses a radius system to combat GPS technology limitations.
Spin representatives said, "Spin is committed to working by the rules established by cities, and we trust all players in the room to abide by all those rules.
Unfortunately, noncompliance of other scooter operators is something that we have seen more often than not in cities across the country, including Phoenix.
Lime allowed us to illegally park on private property about a block away from the nearest parking zone. When we pressed a button in the Lime app to end our session, we were prompted by a screen asking us whether we wanted to "pause" or "end" the ride:
Reached on the mobile, Lime's spokesman stated that the firm does not allow riders to park in the designated areas of the city. The spokesman said the company representatives confirmed the system with the city officials before launch.
He added that riders trying to park their scooters should obtain a signal telling them whether they are in a designated area.
Emphasizing that this is an "educational era," the spokesman said that Lime will be checking the pictures of parked scooters and possibly fining users who have failed to park properly. He refused to say how much the fines would have been.
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Houston Mattress Salesman Want $10 million Astros WS Bets to pay for promotional reimbursement
The owner of the Houston mattress store is looking to protect his company by refund promotion by making sizable hedge bets.
According to Dave Purdum of ESPN, Gallery Furniture owner Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale provides customers with a refund on $3,000 or more mattress acquisitions if the Houston Astros wins the World Series.
Purdum observed that Mattress Mack is looking to create $10 million in deals, which would contribute to $20 million in winnings, to assist settle future casualties.
"I've placed hedge bets [ on the Astros ] in some places, with a few more to go," McIngvale said. "It's all sort of in flux. It's like the stock market. You've got to store for the best price."
Houston is going to enter the 2019 postseason as the favorite, as he boasts 104 MLB victories. It was the third straight season in which the franchise overcame the 100-win plateau, a streak that started during the 2017 World Series Championship.
Although Zack Greinke, four-time All-Star Michael Brantley, three-time All-Star Gerrit Cole, 2012 All-Star Wade Miley, and Yordan Alvarez, the 2019 American League Rookie of the Year's favorite, have been added since 2009, the Astros ' roster features a number of players from that title team.
Houston's championship aspirations are driven by a rotation that is tied to the third in the majors with an ERA of 3.64. The rotation is anchored by Justin Verlander and Cole, both of whom are expected to finish in the top two in AL Cy Young this season.
Meanwhile, Greinke came in two outs of throwing the Astros ' third no-hitter of the season at his latest start on Tuesday. Aaron Sanchez and the Bullpen combined on Aug. 3 to throw one, while on Sept. 1 Verlander began his third no-no career.
No-hitter from Greinke and Verlander's mid-season acquisition generated no business shortage for McIngvale."The customers aren't stupid," McIngvale said to Purdum. "They know what's going on. They're also hiding."
A local's guide to Houston
Hunter S. Thompson once said, "Houston is a cruel, crazy town on a dirty river in East Texas without zoning laws and a culture of sex, cash, and violence."And although many remarkable statements about the city of Bayou are not much kinder, Houstonians accept the story of this sprawling swamp city with unparalleled pride.
The city is home to Margaritas, Beyoncé and Mission Control, and given the year-round season, there's a lot to enjoy in this vibrant bayou boomtown. You can get Vietnamese, Mediterranean, and Tex-Mex on the same road, and because of the absence of boundaries, they're likely directly next to each other.
Not only does it reflect Texas's history, but it also reflects the innovation and openness that made this city one of the largest in America. It's kind of paradoxical, like Houston itself
This bustling stretch of land with links to all major areas within Interstate 610—better known as the Loop — was dreamed of in the 1970s as a way for Houstonians to easily access the most prominent museums in the area. Nineteen museums are located within a mile of the historic Hermann Park, so there's more to see here than anywhere else. There's no surplus of hotels and Airbnb in the region, but if you want to get off the hunted track, check out Houston's past and remain at the Houston Towers Inn Bed and Breakfast. Find the neighborhood.
The Breakfast Klub
Locals are used to seeing this soul-food joint led by Chief Steward Marcus Davis on many, and for good reason, "best of" lists. There's a line around the block on the weekends just to get in. The Wings & Waffle and Katfish & Grits are the finest that the city has to give. Texas-sized portions and decent prices should be enough to get anyone in the door, but if you need another seal of approval, it's probably Beyoncé's favorite place.
Clint Capela is planning to ' dominate '
The Rockets would love the importance of Clint Capela to be shown in triumph. It's been before. But rarely was his importance as clear as to when he wasn't at his best.
More saying, perhaps, is that even after his fights in last season's qualifying game against the Golden State Warriors, the Rockets need Capela as much as ever.
"It doesn't work without him," said Mike D'Antoni, a Rocket coach. "Very few people can do what they do. It's a gem. And only his personality and the manner he's going about it, and he intends to be good. He's about 25 years old. And it's getting easier every year.
The Rockets have obtained more from Capela in each of the three seasons since Dwight Howard's success. He averaged 16.6 points and 12.7 rebounds last season, ranking second in the NBA in the field goal percentage (64.8 percent). He entered Wilt Chamberlain and Artis Gilmore as the only teams in NBA culture to create at least 64 percent of their matches and average 16 goals.
In the series against the Warriors, however, he averaged only 8.8 points on 53.5 percent of shots. The Warriors used small lineups, centered on Draymond Green, and targeted the Capela switches. He fought more than he had in any series, including consecutive seasons against Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert, and a series against Minnesota Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns.
That resulted to the assumption that he could not manage the Warriors ' tiny roster, but Capela improved against the Warriors in the previous season and had one of his greatest matches last season in the Rockets ' overtime win at Oracle Arena when he scored 29 wins and 21 rebounds in a career-high 46 minutes.
Overall, he fought against Green in his matchups, producing 36.4 percent of his passes when Green was challenged in the regular season. But the Rockets were still back from the league, thinking that the match against the Warriors was an aberration.
"Well, you know, Clint had a little down towards the end because he got sick, he had a virus that got him, and in the playoffs, you get sick, you don't feel good, you play against the best in the league," D'Antoni said. "That's understandable. But hopefully, that's going to galvanize him. And he's gotten better every year. He's improved every year. And I'm expecting him to do the same thing this year.
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The incident is of Friday evening near lohegoan when a group of friends who were playing in lane number 9 of Samarth Nagar was confronted with a drunken man who was trying to kidnap their six-year-old friend.
The man grabbed the girl child's hand and tried to take her away with him but the girl started screaming which made her friends know about the situation. They all started screaming which made alert all the adults in the area. They soon grabbed the accused, thrashed him and presented him in near police station.
The accused name is Ranjith Kamble and the case was filed on him by the girl's parents under section 363 of the IPC. According to the senior officer, the man was drunk and is changing his statements, He once said that he thought the girl is his daughter and thus tried to take her with him but once he came back to normal have confessed of not remembering anything that he stated.
The police officer has praised the children for their bravery and alertness, the further investigation in this matter is taking place.
Talks are going to bring private trains in Mumbai with the first train to start on Thane-Vashi-Panvel Trans-Harbour line. Private contractors may soon jump into the daily running project although the process is still in its beginning stage there was a meeting on Friday to discuss the future action plan.
As per senior official who attended the meeting, A detailed study will be done at first to understand the pattern the train passengers use, profit and growth areas for the railways and other aspects.
The senior official also said that first a survey will be conducted to find if private trains have potential to run in the long term, the trans harbor line is the first choice due to its low-frequency trains also the trailing train will be full Airconditioned, The meeting given us clarity.
The central government and the railway ministry as always been the view of privatization which was a protest by opposition parties also the government will be privatizing its pantry car and other small departments to find the future scope.
The case of Payal tadvi who commited suicide due to work pressure has alerted the campus. To acknowledge the mental health of students and resident doctors, the civic-run hospital had arranged a counseling session on World mental health day.
Many students have a complaint about the work and study pressures, some students have even come up with ragging cases and how seniors try to order juniors for getting their work done.
The Institution as provided emergency helpline number for depressed students, a team of doctor will be helping those who are suffering from mental issues. They will provide treatments to doctors and students to overcome the issues.
It is important to note that not only the patient but also the doctor go through depression and other disorders, they often have to treat patients which affects them mentally and if proper treatment or methods are not used it may lead to extreme cases such as suicide.