ROUNDUP: Most popular Chandler, Gilbert stories from the past week

Gov. Doug Ducey gave a press conference May 4. (Community Impact staff)
Gov. Doug Ducey gave a press conference May 4. (Community Impact staff)

Gov. Doug Ducey gave a press conference May 4. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the top Chandler and Gilbert stories from the previous week on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

Gov. Doug Ducey announces opening of dine-in restaurants, barbers, salons

The Arizona governor’s office released guidance for barbers and cosmetologists to reopen May 8 and guidance for dine-in restaurants to reopen May 11,

Chandler USD amends plans for graduation after Gov. Doug Ducey announces plan to reopen some businesses

One day after the governor’s announcement, Chandler USD announced it is planning an optional, in-person graduation ceremony for June.



Dragon Wok restaurateur aims for authentic Chinese taste

Sam Szeto, the owner of Dragon Wok in Gilbert, said his goal is “authentic taste with a classy presentation” for his Chinese food.

Sister city in China donates face masks to Gilbert

Gilbert public safety workers received a donation of 100 N95 face masks from Gilbert’s sister city of Leshan, China.

See how Chandler, Gilbert residents are providing masks during the coronavirus

Chandler and Gilbert residents have been providing masks to aid in the fight against the coronavirus.

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



MOST RECENT

As the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations continues to climb across Arizona, the state's hospital systems have begun to implement "surge plans," or plans for adding extra capacity to hospitals when more patients need to be treated. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler Regional Medical Center sees continued increases in patients, implements surge plans

As the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations continues to climb across Arizona, the state's hospital systems have begun to implement "surge plans," or plans for adding extra capacity to hospitals when more patients need to be treated.

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in Gilbert. (Community Impact staff)
Gilbert, Chandler coronavirus data and more news from the Phoenix area

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler here.

Chandler USD answers frequently asked questions about returning to school. (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD tackles health, safety, online education, more in series of FAQs

Chandler USD answers frequently asked questions about returning to school.

Gilbert has produced a video to mark its centennial July 6 during the pandemic. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)
Gilbert celebrates centennial and more area news

Read the latest Phoenix-area news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See the data behind the rising number of coronavirus hospitalizations across Arizona

Here is a breakdown of what COVID-19 hospitalizations look like across Arizona.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

Houston-based Christian Brothers Automotive operates more than 200 locations across the United States. (Courtesy Christian Brothers Automotive)
Q&A: Christian Brothers Automotive CEO talks commercial real estate, essential business operations amid pandemic

The Houston-based automotive company has franchise locations throughout Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Arizona.

In communities across the nation, Walmart Supercenter parking lots will be transformed into contact-free, drive-in movie theaters beginning in August. (Courtesy Walmart)
Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos—Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva—will reopen this week after the implementation of enhanced safety procedures and health protocols, according to a news release. (Courtesy Gila River Hotels & Casinos)
Gila River Hotels & Casinos to reopen July 2 with enhanced health and safety measures

Gila River Hotels & Casinos—including Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva—will reopen this week after the implementation of enhanced safety procedures and health protocols, according to a news release.

Tryst Cafe is an eatery designed to accommodate those with dietary restrictions while maintaining taste and experience. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tryst Cafe blends flexibility and taste to fit dietary restrictions

Tryst Cafe is an eatery designed to accommodate those with dietary restrictions while maintaining taste and experience.