Popular in August: What Chandler, Gilbert readers clicked on the most

Jolie's Place in Chandler was denied reopening by the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jolie's Place in Chandler was denied reopening by the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jolie's Place in Chandler was denied reopening by the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read some of the most popular Chandler and Gilbert news among readers from Community Impact Newspaper's August coverage.

'We just want to do exactly what they are doing': Why Jolie's Place remains closed due to pandemic

Jolie's Place has been a staple in the Chandler community since opening more than eight years ago. However, owner Jolie Grant said she has faced roadblock after roadblock since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Gilbert Public Schools announces return to in-person learning Sept. 8 through hybrid model

The Gilbert Public Schools administration announced Aug. 19 the district will reopen to in-person instruction Sept. 8 as part of a hybrid model with online learning, then move to full-time in-person learning Sept. 21.

Jenn Daniels resigns as Gilbert mayor

Jenn Daniels announced her resignation as Gilbert mayor at the town council meeting Aug. 11, effective at meeting's end.

The council adjourned immediately thereafter.

Chandler USD to continue with remote learning through first quarter

The Chandler USD governing board voted unanimously Aug. 5 to continue with remote learning through the first quarter of the school year and re-evaluate on Sept. 23 if the criteria for reopening schools has not yet been met as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow across Arizona.

Gilbert Public Schools will ask parents to sign pandemic acknowledgement form for return

Parents and guardians will be asked to sign an acknowledgement and disclosure form relating to the coronavirus pandemic conditions as Gilbert Public Schools students begin to return to campus Sept. 8.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.


The city of Chandler headquarters is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler ends emergency declaration issued last March due to COVID-19

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke announced May 13 that he is rescinding the proclamation declaring the existence of a local emergency in Chandler issued March 19, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Gilbert home values rising fast in 85298; 5 businesses coming to Chandler and more top area news

Read the top news from the past week from the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

Doug Ducey
Ducey unveils program to encourage individuals to return to work

Gov. Doug Ducey announced May 13 a three-part “Arizona Back to Work” program to incentivize residents to get off unemployment benefits and fill one of the state’s 160,000 to 180,000 open jobs.

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Doug Ducey
Gov. Ducey signs bill to trim early voter roll

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on May 11 signed into law Senate Bill 1485, which will purge the permanent early voter rolls of anyone who has not voted by mail in the previous two election cycles.

Denise McCreery, d'vine Gourmet owner, first began her business as a means to rid her home of half-consumed wine bottles her husband, a wine distributor, brought home. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler's d'Vine Gourmet set to relocate to downtown this fall

Downtown Chandler will get a new business this fall when d'Vine Gourmet relocates its store to the space occupied by Sibley's West.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

COVID-19 vaccine
Arizona children ages 12-15 can be vaccinated starting May 13

Arizona Department of Health Services officials said they are ready to administer vaccines to the state’s 400,000 children in that age group at state-run vaccination sites in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Several new businesses will be opening in Chandler in the next few months. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Conveyor belt sushi, wine bar and more: 5 businesses coming soon to Chandler

Several businesses will open in Chandler in the coming months including 99 Ranch Market, a revolving sushi bar and others.

Chandler USD headquarters. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD governing board to discuss COVID-19 mitigation plan for upcoming year at May 12 meeting

The Chandler USD governing board will discuss the district's potential COVID-19 mitigation plan for the 2021-22 school year during a meeting Wednesday, May 12, according to the board agenda.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: Emergency Department visits for COVID-19 symptoms spike May 12

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.