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Police: man wanted for voyeurism, indecent exposure

Goodyear police are looking for man suspected of forcing entry into a residence, kidnapping, voyeurism, burglary and indecent exposure.

The man, described as a light-skinned African American or Hispanic in his early- to mid-20s, allegedly broke into a home in the 16400 block of W. Buchanan St. in Goodyear at approximately 10:20 p.m. July 11 while the homeowner was showering, police said.

He is described as approximately 6 feet tall with a muscular build, brown eyes and short, curly black hair. He was wearing a black tank top and black basketball shorts.

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Litchfield begins formal review for GPAs

All submissions amended, only 1 zoning application received

Litchfield Park has officially submitted the General Plan Amendments for the 60-day formal review period by review agencies.

The city is turning over the GPAs to review agencies, such as the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Goodyear Fire Department, to see how the requested changes in the land-use designation would affect services for Litchfield Park.

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Calling all public schools

Are you a new public charter school in the WestValley? Have you moved? Changed your phone number? Have a new website? Maybe have a new director or principal?

We would like to include you in the Schools Listing of our next Vista magazine, which publishes in September.

Please email any additions or changes to news1@westvalleyview.com.

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Calling all houses of worship

Are you a new house of worship in the WestValley? Have you moved? Changed your phone number? Have a new website?

We would like to include you in the Worship Directory of our next Vista magazine, which publishes in September.

Please email any additions or changes to news1@westvalleyview.com.

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Avondale council appoints permanent city manager

The Avondale City Council appointed acting City Manager David Fitzhugh as the permanent city manager in a unanimous vote July 14.

Fitzhugh served as Avondale’s assistant city manager since 2002 and was the acting city manager since February following the resignation of Charlie McClendon. McClendon resigned from Avondale to take the city manager job in Cathedral City, Calif., just east of Palm Springs in Riverside County.

“I am honored that council has that level of confidence in me and chose to make that appointment,” Fitzhugh said. “It’s a privilege to be the city manager of the city of Avondale after working with them for 14 years now.”

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Buckeye VFW No. 1 in state

“It means we’re doing the right things, and I can’t emphasize enough the guys like Ray [Jelewski] who have come in with a lot more experience than I have.” — Hank Pasinski Buckeye VFW Post commander
“It means we’re doing the right things, and I can’t emphasize enough the guys like Ray [Jelewski] who have come in with a lot more experience than I have.” — Hank Pasinski Buckeye VFW Post commander
Post, commander receive All American status
 

Buckeye resident Hank Pasinski, 66, knows firsthand how confusing it can be to get out of the military and not know what services are out there, which is why he’s made it a mission to help other veterans.

“They said, ‘Thanks for your time, you’re a civilian, here’s your paperwork, go live your life,” he said. “Unless there’s organizations like the VFW, veterans don’t know what’s available to them.”

The leader of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12098 in Buckeye was just named an All American Commander, and the post received the same award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Headquarters for the second time in its short four-year history.

“All American” is the highest award presented by the VFW. The Buckeye post was also ranked No. 1 in Arizona and third in the entire country.

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W.V. school districts approve budgets

Most see M&O increases, but could still see capital cuts
 

School districts across the West Valley approved their budgets in the last month, and all but one saw higher numbers over last year in maintenance and operations.

Many of the increases came from a 1.4 percent inflation to the base support level, which was approved by voters several years ago and is used by the state to determine how much money districts receive per pupil.

Districts that saw more than a million dollar budget bump are the Buckeye Elementary, Buckeye Union High School, Litchfield Elementary, Littleton Elementary and Tolleson Union High School districts, which mostly attributed a rise in pupil enrollment to their increases.

The Arlington Elementary District is the only one that saw a drop in its budget, decreasing this year by about $126,400.

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Pet of the Week: July 22, 2014

Biggie
Biggie

You wanted pets, we give you pets.

With this weekly feature, readers can view profiles of adoptable cats and dogs of various shapes and sizes from Glendale’s Sun Valley Animal Shelter.

Most of the animals that will have their mugs shown in this space will be canines and felines that are a little harder to place because of size, age or a special need, but are wonderful pets nonetheless. Each animal has its own character so if you’re smitten by an animal in this column, head down to the shelter and see for yourself.

There’s no guarantee it will still be there, but if it’s not, maybe the shelter has another animal that fits your own needs, your own personality. Here’s this week’s Pet of the Week:

 

NAME: Biggie               

SEX: Male

AGE: 1 year old

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Goodyear plastics company expands operation

Schoeller Arca Systems Inc., a Netherlands-based plastic solutions company in Goodyear, recently leased an additional 77,046 square feet at the Goodyear Crossing Industrial Park.

CBRE, the commercial real estate service responsible for negotiating the deal, announced the expansion July 10. The additional space is across the street from SAS’s original 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 4320 S. Cotton Lane.

Pat Feeney, senior vice president at CBRE, said SAS is leasing the new space to increase production capacity.

“Their business has been very successful and they’ve been expanding, and so now they moved their warehouse and distribution out of [the former building] to make room for additional production lines to make more product,” he said.

According to SAS’s website, the company makes plastic storage units for other companies’ shipment needs.

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View compares city salaries

Salary comparison chartThe View recently asked each West Valley city for a list of its 10 highest paid employees and their salaries, as well as its council members’ and mayor’s salaries, for comparison.

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