Suspected animal abuser and hoarder arrested in Laveen – does he have YOUR pet?

Did you shed your dog in the vicinity of 79th Avenue and Baseline Road or near 33rd Avenue and Broadway Road?

If so, Maricopa County Sheriff Deputies would certainly enjoy to hear from you. On October 28, 2014, they raided the property of Luis Garcia, in Laveen, Arizona and discovered a horrific scene of pet abuse and neglect. It is suspected that Garcia has actually been operating a dog-fighting and cock-fighting ring on this property and the MCSO deputies found a lot more compared to 90 pet dogs on his property, located near 79th Avenue and Baseline.

Deputies are not sure where every one of the pet dogs originated from, as Garcia has actually claimed that he “rescued” them, so they are asking that any person that could have actually lost their dog near the property, at 79th Avenue and Baseline Road, or near his estate at 33rd Avenue and Broadway Road, to call the pet cruelty hotline at 602-876-1681 or email You are additionally asked to call if you have actually any kind of post that can easily suggestions them in their investigation.

Garcia is being held on suspicion of 40 counts of animal abuse – dogs, roosters, chickens and donkeys were found malnourished, starving, and showed signs of abuse, and one canine was found dead. Two horses collapsed as quickly as the deputies attempted to remove them.

MCSO was alerted to feasible criminal activity by neighbors that noticed that multiple cars and individuals were coming and going from the property – something the deputies did locate evidence of as quickly as they raided it; among others bits of evidence, they found small dogs chained up along with heavy chains – an indication that these dogs were most likely being used as “bait dogs” to train others dogs to fight. Sickeningly, Garcia confessed that sometimes he fed the dogs pizza scraps – if he had any. There are no residential buildings on the property, and the pet dogs were living in horrific conditions – in cramped cages, along with little-to-no meals or water available.

Without the intervention of neighbors, most likely Garcia’s disgusting and criminal pet abuse would certainly have actually continued, and the suffering of the pet dogs on his property would certainly have actually gone on, unchecked – so if you “see something, say something” – it’s the only means these types of heinous individuals will certainly ever be brought to justice. As a community, we need to be the voice for our animals.

From the Phoenix pet Care Coalition website:

To report pet abuse and overlook in Arizona:

  • Sheriff’s pet Cruelty Hotline 602.876.1681
  • Radio Dispatch 602.876.1011
  • Arizona Humane Society 602.997.758five ext. 2073
  • City of Mesa 480.644.2268
  • City of Surprise 623.583.1085
  • Equine Cruelty 623.326.9378
  • Yavapai County pet Cruelty Hotline 928.771.3595

Animal cruelty could be reported additionally to Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232

Read a lot more concerning reporting pet abuse here:

Until we have actually the courage to realize cruelty for exactly what it is–whether its victim is human or animal–we cannot expect points to be considerably much better in this world…” — Rachel Carson

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Arizona Wineries Join 2nd Live & Local Food, Music Festival

This simply in!

Arizona Strongold, Page Springs Cellars and Grand Canyon Winery have actually all of been added to the already eye-popping lineup at Live & Local, presented by GoDaddy, which will certainly take place at Scottsdale Civic Focus Mall on Sunday, November 9 starting at 5 p.m.

Arizona Stronghold will certainly sample its Tazi and Dala varietals, while Page Springs will certainly be sampling its Vino Del Barrio Blanco and Rojo, respectively. Brands including 3 Amigos Tequila, Sleepy Pet Brewery, Roger Clyne Mexican Moonshine Tequila, Prescott Brewing Company, Mudshark Brewery, Mother Road Brewing Company, Four Peaks Brewing Company and numerous much more have actually likewise joined in on the “taste” opportunity.

But that’s simply the beginning…

Joining the beloved local brands will certainly be several others familiar faces – not to mention unique meals and drink experiences for all of guests. Sponsored by the Arizona Restaurant Association and NOVA Residence Loans, this standout event is unique as it celebrates local businesses while raising most important funds that benefit local youth that demand it the most.

Here’s simply a taste of just what likewise is “on the menu” at this year’s event:


· Barrio Queen

· Southern Rail / Beckett’s Table

· Binkley’s

· Kincaid’s

· Paul Martin’s American Grill

· Ruth’s Chris Steak House

· SumoMaya

· Bistro on Wheels meals Truck

· Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

· Cholla

· Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

· Foosia Fresh

· Petite Maison

· Taggia

· The Grind

· The Standard

· Tom’s Thumb

· Tryst Cafe

· Kelly’s at Southbridge

· Chase’s Diner

· Pink Pony

· The Melting Pot

· Passport Coffee & Tea

· C3 Kitchen

· San Tan Brewery

· Salty Senorita

· Union Barrel House

· Wildflower Bread Company

· White Chocolate Grill

Unique Experiences

· Ale Yeah Beer Garden: Guests will certainly savor this music-infused craft beer garden showcasing much more compared to 30 unique varieties served along with signature bites. Adding to the enjoyable are beer-branded koozies featuring enjoyable sayings enjoy “Hip Hops,” “Brew Haha” and “Foam Home.” – Crafted by Crescent Crown Distributing

· Pitch Black VIP Experience: This “much better compared to a backstage” experience pits VIP guests versus each others in a musical showdown of Rock Band while enjoying the taste of Johnny Walker Black Label, Leader Morgan Black and Crown Royal Black under the glow of neon lights. Check out the action from a private bird’s nest or from two double bars. – Powered by GoDaddy

· unWINEd Lounge: And once only wine will certainly do, VIP guests refresh at this wine lounge featuring unique vintages and freshly rolled cigars. Decorated along with handcrafted bistro lights, the lounge is the perfect place to relax and un-wine-d.

· Pick a Track Music Lounge: Browse our wall-to-wall CD collection for a possibility to Gain deliciously loud restaurant gift cards. $25 allows you to “download” any type of track, each Monitor features a gift card valued $25 to $200 from a culinary hotspot. Soundbites have actually never ever tasted so good.

· VIP After Party: Starting at 9 pm the Celebration will certainly keep on along with this exclusive experience featuring much more beats, savory desserts, adult milkshakes and more. Fashioned by Arizona Foothills Magazine

Live Music

· Nate Williams Band: A night of dancing, kicking spine on the beach, sipping a blended margarita— the Nate Williams Band supplies the soundtrack to minutes of pure joy. One of Arizona’s most popular live acts, this talented combo specializes in originals and well-selected covers done in a funky, Reggae-influenced style.

· Georgia Chrome: This hopping ensemble brings on the two-steppin’ enjoyable along with an energetic mix of chart-topping country and down-Residence Americana. Based in Phoenix, this audience favored is a mainstay at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, and time after time, they’ve proven that they’ve got the chops and know-exactly how to develop a rockin’ Celebration atmosphere. They have actually a unique sound that combines fiery violins, searing electric guitar, driving percussion and passionate vocals that makes the audience stomp their feet.

· Adam Shero: Every little thing regarding Adam Shero’s effortless musicianship Can easily be seen on YouTube, via his sprightly solo cover version of “Moves enjoy Jagger.” In the video, Shero transforms 2011’s most unavoidable song in to a shimmering, lovely mélange of tight guitars, spacey synths and soulful, multi-layered vocals.

Joining GoDaddy and NOVA Residence Loans are generous community supporters like: The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Charles Schwab, Republic Services, Mary Ellen & Robert McKee, APS, Scottsdale Energetic 20-30 Club, Residence Owners Financial Group, Meridian Bank and Pacific Office Automation.

General Admission Tickets are on sale now starting at $50/each, and they contain access to the main event and tastings. VIP Tickets start at $100/each, and they contain additional VIP experiences and After Party. Tickets Can easily be purchased online at And don’t skip a bite, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for much more updates (@LiveandLocalAZ #LiveandLocalAZ).

Why Guttermouth could be punk rock’s best-named band

Guttermouth, a band appropriately named, has actually for several decades relied on a deep angry well of unsatisfactory boy adolescence. At 48 years old, Guttermouth lead singer Mark Adkins says he’s still an “adult child.” And even if the term for the punk rock format he’s been bashing out because the 1980s is “passe,” even if he’s no youngster anymore, you wouldn’t understand it from his live performances. Being a foul-mouthed brat is being forever young.
So it comes as no surprise that Adkins disses all of labels.
“It’s an invalid term, a term that’s come and gone,” he says of “punk” throughout a phone interview from the “no man’s land” of Wyoming throughout the band’s month-long tour.
But as somebody that has actually lived and breathed the angsty, beach-casual lifestyle for much more compared to two decades, Adkins makes a solid impression as an contrarian artist that won’t consume anything served on his plate by the mainstream scene.
He is a restless sort that can’t stand joining the studio for too long, and prefers to be out on the road meeting people. He likes to talk shit. Inciting mayhem is section of his artistic shtick. Perfectly responsible, professional, even accommodating on the phone, Adkins says that once he goes on stage it’s the “mental switch” that induces controversy.
And to read regarding the band, one realizes there are certain points that should be included in the article. A string of incidents, call them. Adkins is all set for you if you bring them up. For example, if you ask your man exactly how he managed to get hold of banned from playing in Canada for 18 months, he’ll take the Fifth. On being arrested for indecent exposure, stripping naked while on stage in Saskatoon, he says that is “something that I won’t address.”
Fact is, unless you are playing in Malaysia, that won’t seem love much of a shock to punk fans. Saskatoon has actually forgiven Guttermouth as well. The band has actually played there because the ban expired free of incident. On the disturbed, attention deficit disorder edge of Lenny Bruce, Jim Morrison and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, or, hell, Lady Gaga, it’s hard to be shocking in the United States anymore. Merely after playing Laramie, Wyoming, the band appears to have actually escaped the cuffs okay as well.
“It’s a super redneck place, However the crowd was quite good, for Laramie,” he says. “Flagstaff is going to be a far much better place to be live.”
Certain various other necessary points should be mentioned. Such as this: After 10 albums, you don’t have actually to dive too far in to the lyrics to get hold of the approach. To be legendary for rancor is to rule the scene. This is a band that’s decidely not politically correct. For example, once asked regarding Ted Nugent, perhaps Public Enemy Number One in the alt-rock business that leans toward much more liberal fields forever, Adkins responded, “I like him. He’s hilarious. I love his stuff, love his style.” About the “hippie bands” he likes to make enjoyable of, he says he disagrees that music can easily be used as a force for social change.
“It’s a unsatisfactory avenue for that,” he says. “All that post-Vietnam, social modification stuff … it doesn’t work.”
Regarding his early years, growing up in ultra-conserative Orange County in Southern California, Adkins is onto you once asked regarding just what it was love emerging in the punk scene throughout the Reagan era.
“The Reagan era?” he asks. “We were honestly means to young to understand just what was going on in the Reagan era. We Merely did just what we did along with a passion, unlike 99 percent of the rest of the world.”
When most of the write-ups of the band coming from far outside popular media outlets appear, there’s a certain should label Adkins’ stage personality in one means or other. For example, states, “Adkins has actually been rebelling versus whatever rules or standards government, society or ‘the scene’ have actually set, because the inception of the band.” According to a medium love that, incidents such as leaving the Warped Tour after criticizing various other performers for poseur political stances, or getting arrested nearly 20 years ago for using a mic to attempt to incite a riot, are badges of honor. As the punk web site states, “Guttermouth still keep on to cross the line that shouldn’t be crossed and remind all of us jaded assholes why we fell in like along with punk rock in very first place.”
Don’t call it “shock” value. He won’t agree along with that.
“I believe it’s non-sensical, Merely me being natural,” he says. “I went through a phase where I believed it was pertinent to be political, However I don’t do that anymore.”
Whatever it is that you wish to call his skill for outrageous behavior onstage and solid sense for the hardcore roots of punk, Adkins has actually managed to make a living from a quite fringe profession. He’s working toward getting a master’s degree in music from Cal-State Long Beach, However don’t expect it to have actually too much impact on his gut degree instincts for punk or the profane.
“individuals coming to see me expect that,” he says. “As long as individuals love it, I will certainly maintain dishing it out.”

Moet, Chandon, Beringer Added to Weekend Jetaway Lineup

On Saturday, November 1, the Scottsdale Airport will certainly transform from bustling transportation hub to the hottest celebration the North Valley has actually ever seen as it hosts the 3nd Weekend break Jetaway Culinary Casino Classic, presented by AXA Advisors Southwest, Jet Set Magazine and Aero Jet Services.

Set within among the airport’s own private jet hangars, Weekend break Jetaway will certainly increase funds for Elevate Phoenix via an evening of gourmet meals and drink, music, dancing, “elevated” surprise entertainers and a dice-design game that will certainly culminate along with four lucky guests winning a luxurious two-night, three-day round-journey vacation on their fairly private jet.

PGA star and North Valley resident Tom Lehman, a founding board member of Elevate Phoenix, will certainly serve as the event’s honorary host. Lehman is the just golfer in history to have actually been awarded the User of the Year honor on every one of 3 PGA Tours: the PGA Tour, the Tour and the Champions Tour. Currently playing on the PGA Senior Tour, Lehman won the Open Championship, among the PGA’s severe titles, in 1996.

In addition to hosting the affair, he will certainly likewise be bringing a prize merely as enticing as the private jet vacation itself – the opportunity to bid on the opportunity to be his guest at the 2015 British Open!

Now, while just a choose couple of guests will certainly gain the jet and British open packages, respectively, thanks to a lux silent auction including vacation homes, private eating experiences, spa packages, great jewelry and more, several party-goers will certainly leave winners.

And, provided the eye-popping culinary aspect of the event, every one of party-goers will certainly leave full. Listed here is a sneak peek:

Alliance Beverage

The wildly popular Deep Eddy Vodka – in Ruby Red and original – will certainly be one of the signature spirits of the evening. Joining Deep Eddy are a host of beers, wines and spirits, including:

· Ketel One Vodka

· Grey Goose Vodka

· Smirnoff Vodka

· Don Julia Tequila Blanco

· Leader Morgan Spiced Rum

· Jack Daniels

· Chandon Etoile Rose

· Moet Nectar Imperial

· Beringer Wines

· Lagunitas IPA

· Sam Adams Boston Lager

· Yukon Jack Wicked Hot

Sassi Scottsdale

Chef Christopher Nicosia will certainly be serving butternut squash panna cotta along with duck conserva and pomegranate too as the Sassi cannoli

Talavera at the Four Seasons Scottsdale Troon North

Chef Mel Mecinas will certainly be serving seared venison loin, mole sauce, stone fruit chutney and chocolate Grand Mariner mousse along with candied kumquats.

Proof at the Four Seasons Scottsdale Troon North

Chef Jesse Hansen will certainly be serving sluggish braised boneless short ribs, marble potatoes, wonderful onion marmalade and cranberry pucker float.

The Yacht Club

Chef Aaron Could will certainly be serving oysters two ways.

Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market

Chef Lisa Anderson will certainly be serving pulled pork sliders and bourbon pecan tarts.

The Melting Pot

Director Marie Miller Rodriguez will certainly be serving chocolate covered strawberries.

SOL Cocina

Chef Deborah Schneider will certainly be serving Baja corn chowder along with crab.

The Mission

Chef Matt Carter will certainly be serving Sichuan pepper cured pork cheek, smoked and pickled cauliflower and figs.

Cookies from residence will certainly likewise be on-hand along with their crowd-pleasing cookies in your favored flavors.

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Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest adds ‘Aliens’ and ‘Dark Angel’ alums to guest ranks

The Phoenix Comicon Enthusiast Fest continues to get vapor best in to its December debut, as it just recently announced actors Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc would certainly be signing up with the festivities.

Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens) and Blanc (Dark Angel, Treachery) will certainly connect various other announced visitors David Ramsey (Arrow), Paul McGann and Colin Baker, whom played the eighth and sixth Doctors in the science-fiction collection Doctor Who.

The Enthusiast Fest is a brand-new occasion from the Phoenix Comicon group and will certainly be offered at the University of Phoenix Ground in Glendale on December 12-14. The fest will certainly be apparently focusing on artists, comic books, and costuming. The convention will certainly use the stadium’s centers in a one-of-a-kind fashion. The artist alley will certainly reportedly be on the concourse floor that rings the seating area, while the exhibitor hall will certainly populate the ground floor where the having fun arena typically is.

Memberships with the occasion are currently on sale. Single-day tickets are readily available at $10 with Friday, $25 with Saturday, and $15 with Sunday. Three-day passes are priced at $35 and youngsters under 12 grab in with free. with a lot more information, examine out the Fan Fest website.