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Paying a Bet

That's Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane with Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott - who paid a visit to Scottsdale to pay a bet she made at the start of the 2014 World Series.

The American League Champion Kansas City Royals, who hold Spring Training in Surprise, took on Scottsdale's home team for spring, the San Francisco Giants - and we know how that turned out.

The mayors made a bet, and Mayor Wolcott sported her Giants gear in good sportsmanship to pay it off.

Here's hoping for another all Cactus League World Series, and another San Francisco Giants World Championship in 2015!

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An uninvited guest strolled through Scottsdale's Water Campus yesterday, to the delight of the staff

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Ready for Parada del Sol?

Cavalliere Blacksmith Shop is still a fixture in Old Town Scottsdale -- this was their entry in the Parada del Sol in the 1960s.

Parada is a Scottsdale tradition like no other -- the 62nd edition is this Saturday, Feb. 14, followed by a family friendly trail's end celebration block party in Old Town #Scottsdale .

Learn the best way to enjoy the parade & trail's end celebration here:
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/News/02-11-2015-news-parada

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Record golf crowd despite lousy weather

Despite several day of rain, the +Waste Management Phoenix Open set attendance records this year. Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the event, and everyone who makes it happen.

#greenestshow   #Scottsdale   #PGA  

Photo from https://twitter.com/PGATOURmedia
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Mobile Paramedic Teams Save Lives at Big Events

Scottsdale Fire Department's mobile paramedic teams can cut though crowds & reach people in need quickly - and they've already saved two lives at big events this year.

Read more: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/AboutUs/FirePIOreleases/EMSaveTwo

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Navigating downtown Scottsdale during Super Week?

Let our trolley & parking map help.

#Scottsdale   #SB49   #FanFestScottsdale   #SuperBowl  
Map of FREE public parking & trolley routes. (Red X indicates a full or closed lot) There is also FREE on street parking throughout the downtown (subject to time restrictions) Flag down the Trolley along the route or go to a designated stop marked by signs to hop on. For feedback or questions regarding the map: <a href="mailto:webmaster@scottsdaleaz.gov" target="_blank">webmaster@scottsdaleaz.gov</a>
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Scottsdale Takes Center Stage

It's lights, cameras & action at Fan Fest Scottsdale, home to +ESPN's live broadcasts of Sports Center & other shows the week of Super Bowl 49. In addition to offering fans a chance to get up close with the World Wide Leader in Sports, the free event features lots of food vendors, food trucks and other cool experiences.

Learn more: http://www.fanfestscottsdale.com/

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Join us for La Gran Fiesta Sunday, March 1 - Rain or Shine

This free, family-friendly event celebrates Latin music, dance, art & culture at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts from noon to 4 p.m..

2014 Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia headline the live music lineup, which also includes the Phoenix band Ritmo Latino.

More info: http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/about/press/2015/01/la-gran-fiesta/

We'll see you there!

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Take the shuttle car to Scottsdale

When the Ingleside Inn opened near Scottsdale in 1909-10, automobile travel was a new concept, and many tourists relied on travel by precursors to modern day shuttles. This one also looked like it carried the U.S. Mail as well.

Photo from the Scottsdale Historical Society's Digital Collection at Scottsdale Library (http://www.scottsdalelibrary.org/historical)

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Nice shots of a foggy downtown Scottsdale from +Brandon Wiggins.
 
An hour earlier probably would have been better, but some rare fog around downtown +City of Scottsdale (Official)  on Super Bowl Sunday morning.

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What's going on with Google Fiber?

Google has announced the first wave of additional cities where it plans to deploy +Google Fiber. Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe have been working with Google, but will not be part of the next wave of expansion.

But our work with them continues - Google has made it clear that Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix are all still in the running for a future Google system expansion, and we are still in discussions with them about possibilities for the future.

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Google Fiber will not be bringing super-fast Internet service to metro Phoenix as hoped, at least for now, the company announced today.
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Cox had them beat. They just needed a little scare from Google to get their ass in gear.
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Introduction

Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east.

Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in.

Scottsdale’s vibrant downtown is considered the finest urban center in Arizona. It is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 80 art galleries. 

Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, in the city’s northern reaches, is the largest urban wilderness area in the United States and features more than 60 miles of trails through diverse and scenic desert terrain.