Friday, October 22, 2010

Will the Diving Lady Return?

Will the Diving Lady return?  Just a few weeks ago during an amazing storm the Diving Lady fell to the ground.

The Diving Lady has been a landmark in Mesa for approx. 50 years.  Many of us remember her from our childhood.  ...fond memories.

We are all wondering:  "Will the Diving Lady return?"

The EV Tribune says:  "the sign currently exists as a 'legal non-conforming sign,' meaning it was grandfathered in before the city put its current sign laws in place in the mid 1990s. The current law requires signs to be no taller than 12 feet and no more than 80 square feet in circumference. It also prohibits animated neon."

Mesa City Councilman Alex Finter told the Tribune on Monday that he suggests the city do “everything possible” and allow an exception for the sign to go back up.

Many Mesa residents have offered to help pay to restore the Diving Lady.

It looks like there is a good chance the Diving Lady will return.  :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Haunted House at Golfland Sunsplash

The Gauntlet

What: 5,000 sf Haunted House is based on the Black Death, the plague that ravaged 1300s Europe.

If that is too scary, you can turn to the spooky mini-golf course right next door; it’s perfect for family outings or thrill seekers who turn squeamish at the last minute.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays,
and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 11-14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and 31. Hours vary for Spooktacular Golf and other park attractions.

Where: Golfland-Sunsplash, 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa

Cost: $12 for haunted house admission; $6.25-$7.17 for mini-golf.

Information: (480) 834-8319 or

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wrigleyville West - Proposition 420

The drawings below are from the Keep the Cubs Website and are of the proposed Wrigleyville West...if Proposition 420 (Keep the Cubs) passes.  The stadium near Mesa Riverview would be surrounded by shops, restaurants, sports bars, and other fun places to hang out, creating a unique experience.

The spring training home for the Cubs right now is Hohokam Stadium in Mesa.  It is surrounded by a cemetery and housing developments.  People travel to Arizona to watch the Cubs during Spring Training.  The way it is now, they go to the game then leave Mesa to spend their money in other cities like Scottsdale and Tempe.

Do you want to keep the Cubs?

For more information:

EV Tribune

Keep the Cubs

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ray Road Opens Between Sossaman and Ellsworth Roads

Mesa will celebrate the opening of a new segment of Ray Road on Saturday with an event called “Rockin’ on Ray Road.” The event will take place at Ray and Sossaman roads, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. It will include music, bounce houses, food and a fun run that begins at 7 a.m.

Those who attend the event can park at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s administration buildings, or at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College campus. A free shuttle service will run every 10 minutes.

The $12.7 million road project includes two new miles of Ray, between Sossaman and Ellsworth roads. Also, Hawes Road is being extended from Ray to the Santan Freeway stretch of Loop 202. The new segments will be open Monday morning.

Information from EV Tribune:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rain, Hail, and High Winds Just Whipped Through Mesa, AZ

WOW!  I have NEVER seen weather like this in Mesa.  I am sure we will hear of some weather related damage by tomorrow.  Take a look at the pictures that I took around 1:30 p.m. today.

 At one point there was so much wind, rain, and hail that I couldn't see across the street.  Amazing!
 Look at the palm trees in the background.  The wind was whipping!
After the storm blew over I went out to hunt down my trash's was half full of water.  I'll wait until it drains.  Good thing today was trash day and it was empty.