Thông Báo Đóng Cửa & Thời Khóa Biểu Các Dịch Vụ Của Thành Phố Phoenix Trong Ngày Lễ César Chávez Năm 2016

César Chávez Holiday Notice

March 29, 2016 City of Phoenix offices will be closed Thursday, March 31 in observance of the César Chávez holiday. Here’s how city services are affected: Solid Waste: Trash and recycling will be collected as usual. There will be no change in collection day. Please place your trash and recycling containers 4 feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m. Transit: Phoenix buses, Dial-a-Ride, and Valley Metro Light Rail will operate on a normal weekday schedule. Transfer Stations: The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed. Library: All Phoenix library locations, with the exception of South Mountain Community Library, will be closed. Parking Meters: All parking meters and pay stations are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. -30- Media Contact: Communications Office Phone Number: 602-262-7177]]]]> ]]>

Phoenix Launches Recycling Campaign to Re-educate Residents to Recycle Right

March 29, 2016 What Can I Recycle ​In 1991, the city of Phoenix introduced single-stream recycling to residents, making it convenient for residents to divert recyclable materials from the landfill. Twenty-five years later, and now offering recycling collection services to more than 390,000 households, the Phoenix Public Works would like to re-educate and refresh residents’ minds on recycling right. Phoenix Public Works launches the “Top 10 in the Bin” campaign in partnership with Keep America Beautiful. The campaign lists the top 10 materials that should always be placed in the blue recycling bin: plastic bottles with caps on, beverage cans, mail, food boxes, paper, plastic jugs, food jars, beverage glass bottles, food cans and cardboard. The campaign message is clear, brief and easier to remember. “We are excited to launch this new recycling campaign and to work with the community to recycle more and recycle right! We’ve had a strong recycling program over the past 25 years but there’s more we can do,” said Ginger Spencer, assistant Public Works director, who oversees all the solid waste collection and disposal operations. “Top 10 in the Bin is a national model that makes recycling clearer and easier for residents to recycle.” List of Recycling Materials For this campaign, Phoenix Public Works produced the “Top 10 in the Bin” video, a public service announcement in English and Spanish that will be promoted through their social media channels and through PHX TV, cable channel 11. Additionally, tips and reminders about recycling will be included in the monthly newsletter included in customers’ city services bill; sponsored ads on Facebook; and various community presentations will help spread the word about the importance of recycling and recycling right. Aside from the top 10 materials recyclable materials, the campaign also emphasizes the top three items that should never be placed in the blue recycling bin: plastic bags and wraps, electronics, and clothing or textiles. These materials can be recycled, but not in Phoenix’s recycling program. Residents are asked to bring clean plastic bags and wraps to the nearest grocery store; electronics can be dropped off at one of the nine household hazardous waste and electronics collection event hosted by the city at different locations; and clothing and other textiles should be donated to resale shops. Recycling is important and one of the easiest ways to divert waste. Ensuring the recyclable materials are not contaminated by non-recyclable materials is equally important. Phoenix has a goal of increasing its waste diversion rate to 40 percent by 2020. Reimagine Phoenix, the city’s sustainability initiative launched in 2013, has already jumpstarted new solid waste programs and projects that could assist in reaching that goal, including the implementation of a pay-as-you-throw program, as well as a green organics curbside collection. To view the “Top 10 in the Bin” video, visit: Follow Phoenix Public Works on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more waste diversion tips. -30- Media Contact: Yvette Roeder, 602-501-0620 (media only) General Contact: Customer Service Phone Number: 602-262-7251]]]]> ]]>

New buses hit Phoenix streets

March 29, 2016 The Phoenix Public Transit Department has ordered 120 new buses to serve the city’s local routes, the first order for new 40-foot buses since late 2013. The buses, built in California by the Gillig Corporation, use compressed natural gas (CNG) and have a fuel range of at least 400 miles, which means most of the new buses would not require daily refueling. The new buses replace existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) buses that average 12 years and 500,000 miles of service, some as old as 18 years with nearly 1 million miles. Another benefit of these new buses comes once the weather warms up. Each Gillig bus is equipped with an enhanced air conditioning system that includes two units that work in tandem to cool both the front and back of the bus simultaneously. Each Gillig bus is $520,000 and is paid for with both federal and county (Prop. 400) funds. The result of this investment means less repair and maintenance, and the city has a more efficient fleet to service those that depend on daily bus service. Five to eight buses will arrive each week now through July, and as they do city staff will inspect each one to ensure all equipment is in working order, as well as install the farebox. Once a bus clears inspection, it is sent to one of Phoenix’s three bus yards and then put into service. This order of Gillig buses replaces about 25 percent of the city’s bus fleet. However, this is just the start; over the next 18 months, local and RAPID users can look forward to additional new 40-foot and 60-foot (articulated) buses. About the Phoenix Public Transit Department: The Phoenix Public Transit Department provides Phoenix residents a variety of transit options and is the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system. Services range from local and commuter buses to alternative transportation for senior citizens and special needs. The city of Phoenix funds transit, and other transportation improvements, through Transportation 2050 (T2050) – a local sales tax approved by Phoenix voters in 2015 – as well as county and federal funds. T2050 allows for enhanced bus service, transit-related technology improvements and fare media upgrades under the leadership of the Citizens Transportation Commission. Visit us at or follow us on Twitter for the latest news. Media Contact: Lars Jacoby, 602-261-8254; Brenda Yanez, 602-261-8392 General Contact: Valley Metro Customer Service, 602-253-5000 Phone Number:]]]]> ]]>

Arizona House Passes SB 1316 to Give Arizonans New Option in Lending

New Location in the Biltmore District Provides Suite of Services for Local Small- and Medium-Size Business Owners to Manage Business and Personal Finances

PHOENIX, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Arizona House of Representatives today passed a bill that gives Arizonans in need of emergency financial assistance a new lending option. The bill, SB 1316, is sponsored by Sen. Jon Kavanaugh (District 23) and now goes to the Senate floor for final passage. “Today’s action is a victory for the thousands of Arizonans who have precious few lending options,” said Rep. JD Mesnard (LD-17), the lead House sponsor of the legislation. “Flex loans offer a choice for those who lack the collateral or credit to obtain more conventional loans to help with emergencies and financial hardships. They also protect consumers from offshore, unregulated online lenders and illegal lenders.” Nearly 20 percent Arizonans are “underbanked” according to the FDIC’s 2013 National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households. Without access to traditional banking services, these households have few lending options and often turn to online and unprotected loans, pawn shops or auto title loans as their only options. If they do not have auto titles or goods to pawn, then there are even fewer borrowing options. “Thirty-five other states in America have more lending choices than Arizona,” Sen. Kavanagh said. “Arizonans should be allowed to make their own financial decisions – and the government should keep its hands out of their private lives and decisions.” In the House, SB 1316 was amended to include the following: Add a minimum term length of 45 days Eliminate the ability to make a secondary title loan Adds a 20-year sunset and mandatory review after 10 years Details of SB1316: Loan amounts are capped at $2,500 Maximum loan term of 24 months Voids any loan that is made outside of the restrictions outlined in the proposed policy Requires lenders to follow Truth in Lending Act disclosers as required Requires lenders to alert consumers that disclosures in Spanish may be requested Clarifies that consumer flexible credit loans will not be available to active duty military and their families Clarifies how loans are made electronically About the Arizona Financial Choice Association The Arizona Financial Choice Association is an organization made up of national, regional and Arizona-based financial services companies including: Community Choice Financial, Inc.; Axcess Financial Services, Inc.; Speedy Cash Holdings Corp; Check into Cash, Inc.; PLS Financial, Inc.; Checkmate; and Cash Time. The companies operate within Arizona and 34 other states as well as overseas. They also finance title loans, conduct check cashing, issue prepaid debit cards, have bill pay services, and in states where allowed, offer other small loan products and payday loans. AFCA member companies currently represent more than 2000 locations and 1,700 employees in Arizona. Contact: Melissa DeLaney, 202-431-4441, Logo – SOURCE Arizona Financial Choice Association]]]]> ]]>

Bank of the West Grows Presence in Phoenix with New Full-Service Business Banking Branch

New Location in the Biltmore District Provides Suite of Services for Local Small- and Medium-Size Business Owners to Manage Business and Personal Finances

PHOENIX and SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Bank of the West today announced the opening of its new business banking branch in Phoenix, located at 2555 East Camelback Road, Suite 160. The branch opening deepens Bank of the West’s presence in the Phoenix metro area, joining the existing branch in Tolleson. The new branch is home to experienced small business bankers, retail bankers, and wealth management professionals. This diversity of expertise fosters a collaborative approach to helping Bank of the West’s customers with their business, personal and wealth management needs. “The Phoenix metropolitan area is one of the fastest-growing markets in the United States, and we’re looking forward to helping the many small businesses in the area thrive,” said Michelle Di Gangi, executive vice president of small and medium-size enterprise banking at Bank of the West. “Our new branch is home to small business experts with deep knowledge and experience within the local Phoenix market. Bank of the West professionals examine each business’s needs with a holistic approach, offering customers an array of guidance and solutions.” The new Phoenix branch provides a full spectrum of financial solutions and has experts on site to help business owners address important issues, such as managing cash flow, planning for growth, and preparing for retirement, among others. As the nation’s 14th largest small business lender and one of the top small business association (SBA) lenders in the country, the bank is well-positioned to help business owners with their credit needs. Bank of the West is known for cultivating experienced business bankers and convening the right team of experts to service customers’ individual needs. While helping businesses with banking needs is the new branch’s primary focus, Bank of the West will also provide wealth management services for business owners and wealthy individuals and families. “We’ve heard from our small business customers that they appreciate having access to a full spectrum of products and services that address their multi-dimensional financial needs,” said Di Gangi. “Which is why we’ve brought together an integrated team at our Phoenix branch – to help customers address their business and personal finances in a way that makes sense for them.” Bank of the West is committed to providing resources to help small businesses succeed by spotlighting industry trends, sharing insights from other business owners, and offering wealth management expertise. Additional information is available from Bank of the West’s The Blog Your Business channel at, where information about business and wealth management strategies – including a recent paper (“Smooth Transitions”) – are available for business owners in any industry to learn more about planning for business succession. For additional tips and information, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. About Bank of the West: Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $75.7 billion in assets as of December 31, 2015. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 offices in 22 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 185,000 employees. Deposit and loan products offered by Bank of the West, Member FDIC. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender Logo – SOURCE Bank of the West Related Links]]]]> ]]>

Honeywell And NASA Put STEM Education In 'Motion' For Arizona Middle Schools

FMA Live!, the interactive hip-hop, Newtonian physics show will visit 40 schools across seven U.S. states

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA are proud to support their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program with the award-winning, hip-hop educational experience FMA Live! Forces in Motion. The program made its return to the West Coast this month with plans to visit seven states and perform at 40 public, private and military-connected middle schools. This week, FMA Live! Forces in Motion is rolling into Arizona for performances in Peoria (Sunrise Mountain High School) and Phoenix (Paradise Valley High School and Desert Foothills Junior High School). The popular show incorporates hip-hop music and dancers with student volunteers and on-stage, interactive science experiments to demonstrate how physics plays a role in everyday life. Since the program’s creation in 2004, the FMA Live! cast has performed before 455,000 students in more than 1,150 schools from all 48 contiguous U.S. states, as well as in Mexico and Canada. “It is critically important to get middle school-aged students aware of and excited about STEM topics—especially physics. We’ve seen FMA Live! make the introduction easier,” said Donald James, NASA’s associate administrator for Education. “Thanks to our collaboration with Honeywell, we’re inspiring students to set their sights on future careers in the critical STEM field.” Each performance focuses on Newton’s Universal Law of Gravity and Three Laws of Motion. Named after Newton’s Second Law of Motion [Force equals Mass times Acceleration], FMA Live! uses music videos and interactive scientific demonstrations to teach and inspire students to pursue STEM careers. “Many of today’s engineering challenges will be solved decades into the future by the next generation of engineers and scientists,” said Mike Bennett, president, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. “To prepare students to become tomorrow’s innovators, Honeywell invests in programs like FMA Live! to ignite that spark of inspiration in fun and relatable ways.” The FMA Live! Forces in Motion experience features an online “Teachers’ Lounge” that includes National Science Standards-based teaching resources, downloadable streaming videos, music from the show, and a comprehensive educational guide with lesson plans. This digital tool helps keep the post-show spark alive and can be incorporated into classroom learning objectives. To learn more visit About FMA Live! Using live actors, hip-hop songs, music videos, interactive scientific demonstrations and video interviews with scientists and engineers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the show teaches Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and Universal Law of Gravity. Honeywell and NASA created FMA Live! to inspire middle school students to explore STEM concepts and careers. The program addresses Forces and Motion learning objectives outlined by the Next Generation Science Education Standards for students in grades 5-8. Through Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company has a number of award-winning programs focused on inspiring students at all grade levels to embrace STEM education. The company chose physics for FMA Live! Forces in Motion because studies have shown that the middle school years of education offer the best window of opportunity to get students interested in STEM careers. Supporting Resources Read more about FMA Live! Forces in Motion Visit the FMALive! Facebook page Follow @HON_Citizenship on Twitter Follow FMA Live! on Instagram Visit Honeywell’s Corporate Citizenship page Learn more about NASA’s education programs For Educators The FMA Live! Forces in Motion website features a “Teachers’ Lounge”. About Honeywell Hometown Solutions FMA Live! Forces in Motion is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, which focuses on five areas of vital importance: Science & Math Education, Family Safety & Security, Housing & Shelter, Habitat & Conservation, and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit About Honeywell Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information about Honeywell, please visit Honeywell and the Honeywell logo are the exclusive properties of Honeywell, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other Honeywell product names, technology names, trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright 2015 Honeywell. Media Contact: Cecilia Tejeda (973) 455-3450 Photo – SOURCE Honeywell Related Links]]]]> ]]>

Enrollment Opens at Arizona Virtual Academy for 2016-2017 School Year

Statewide Online Public School Welcomes Students in Grades K-12

HOENIX, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA), a tuition-free, online public school serving students in grades K-12, is welcoming families to enroll for the 2016-2017 school year. Open to all students who reside in Arizona, AZVA offers online instruction, hands-on curriculum and the support of state-licensed teachers to cultivate an individualized education for each student. “Every student deserves an education as unique as they are,” said Kelly Van Sande, Head of School of Arizona Virtual Academy. “At Arizona Virtual Academy we give students the opportunity to design an education plan that works for them so that they can be successful.” The online curriculum used at AZVA is rigorous and engaging, including courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as over 160 elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. College- or career-minded students can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses in order to gain a competitive edge for the future, discover their path after high school or explore a possible college major. Students are also provided the opportunity to earn concurrent enrollment credit, meaning they can earn college credit while still enrolled in high school, at no cost to the family, as long as the student meets the eligibility criteria. Courses are delivered online with the support of a state-certified teacher and students receive a diploma at graduation. In 2015, AZVA graduates headed to colleges such as Arizona State University, University of Arizona, The Juilliard School, and Brigham Young University. Students who need extra assistance or who are interested in working on small-group projects can also take advantage of the blended learning centers located throughout the state. Students can access their online courses with onsite instructional support at numerous locations in the Phoenix-Metro area, Tucson and Kingman while participating in service learning projects, community services, clubs, and group projects with other students. “AZVA was the best choice for me because it allows me to structure my own schedule,” says China Dennington, a student at AZVA. “I can dedicate time for both school and my passion—writing.” During the enrollment period AZVA will be conducting online and in-person information sessions throughout the state. Interested families are encouraged to attend to meet teachers, staff and other families and to learn more about the award-winning online curriculum provided by K12. For more information on AZVA and the enrollment process, please visit About Arizona Virtual Academy Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) is an accredited, full-time online public school that serves Arizona students in grades K through 12. As part of the Arizona public school system, AZVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about AZVA, visit Logo – SOURCE Arizona Virtual Academy Related Links]]]]> ]]>

But Tre Magazine March 2016 Issue

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Vào ngày 18 tháng 3 năm 2016, 5.000 quyển BT được phân phối đến các cơ sở thương mại Việt Nam tại tiểu bang AZ. Trong vòng 4 ngày báo có tại Utah, NM, Cali, và Texas. Trên bìa báo tháng này là Đương Kim Hoa Hậu Phu Nhân AZ 2016 – Kim Phụng. Ảnh bìa do Alvin Nguyễn chụp, Janin Dispo chỉnh sửa, và Vinh Trần thiết kế. Các bạn muốn tham gia Tuyển Lựa Ảnh Bìa xin vui lòng email ảnh đến hoặc On March 18, 2016, 5000 But Tre magazines have been distributed to businesses throughout AZ. The magazine will arrive in Utah, NM, Cali, and Texas within 4 days. Our cover models this issue are Mrs. Vietnamese Arizona 2016 Kim Phung. Image was photographed by Alvin Nguyen, edited by Janin Dispo, and designed by Vinh Tran. To submit your images for a chance to be on the cover of But Tre, please send your images to or]]]]> ]]>

But Tre Magazine February 2016 Issue

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Vào ngày 22 tháng 2 năm 2016, 5.000 quyển BT được phân phối đến các cơ sở thương mại Việt Nam tại tiểu bang AZ. Trong vòng 4 ngày báo có tại Utah, NM, Cali, và Texas. Trên bìa báo tháng này là cô Thanh Xuân cùng bé Trúc Linh – bé gái đã đoạt giải nhất cuộc thi TRANG PHỤC CỔ TRUYỀN tại chương trình THIẾU NHI ĂN TẾT 2016 do Bút Tre tổ chức. Ảnh bìa do Phước Lê chụp, Janin Dispo chỉnh sửa, và Vinh Trần thiết kế. Các bạn muốn tham gia Tuyển Lựa Ảnh Bìa xin vui lòng email ảnh đến hoặc On February 22, 2016, 5000 But Tre magazines have been distributed to businesses throughout AZ. The magazine will arrive in Utah, NM, Cali, and Texas within 4 days. Our cover models this issue are Mrs. THANH XUAN and winner of 2016 Lunar New Year Festival Traditional Outfit Competition TRUC LINH. Image was photographed by Phuoc Le of Fule Photography, edited by Janin Dispo, and designed by Vinh Tran. To submit your images for a chance to be on the cover of But Tre, please send your images to or]]]]> ]]>

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