MAY 11 ROUNDUP: Recent news from Gilbert and Chandler

Sibley's West in downtown Chandler opened May 4 on a limited basis and opened further May 8. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sibley's West in downtown Chandler opened May 4 on a limited basis and opened further May 8. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Sibley's West in downtown Chandler opened May 4 on a limited basis and opened further May 8. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler here.

'Most importantly our team got back together': Sibley's West owner talks about reopening the downtown Chandler gift shop

John Wolfe, who owns Sibley's West in downtown Chandler with his wife, Michelle, said the gift shop had been doing OK during the coronavirus closure with online sales. It gave the owners a chance to bolster their online store and inventory. But Wolfe said he was more than happy to open the storefront for the first time in weeks May 4 for shopping by appointment, then open up further May 8.

Gilbert Public Schools considering adding in-person June graduation

Gilbert Public Schools will have a high-tech virtual graduation with graduates receiving their diploma on a sound stage from a hologram, but that might not be the end of it.



Superintendent Shane McCord said the district is open to having an optional in-person ceremony for graduates in June if coronavirus-related guidelines on group gatherings are relaxed.

Waymo to resume driving service in Phoenix area May 11

Waymo announced in a blog post May 7 that driving services would resume May 11 in the Phoenix area after having been shut down since March due to the coronavirus.

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