District OKs return to school once criteria met, college to serve as testing site: News from Gilbert, Chandler

Gilbert Public Schools' governing board will allow in-person instruction once the state's health metrics have been met. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert Public Schools' governing board will allow in-person instruction once the state's health metrics have been met. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert Public Schools' governing board will allow in-person instruction once the state's health metrics have been met. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler here.

Gilbert

GIlbert Public Schools approves return to in-person instruction when health metrics are met

Gilbert Public Schools will resume in-person instruction one week after the state clears the health metrics according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the district's governing board decided July 28.

Final campaign finance reports out for Gilbert candidates



Candidates for mayor and town council have filed their final campaign finance reports before the Aug. 4 election.

The reports break down money the candidates received and spent through July 18.

Kavala Restaurant & Cafe offers Greek-Italian fusion food

Kavala Restaurant & Cafe opened in June at 1455 W. Elliot Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert, in the site of the former 1455 Grill. It serves Greek-Italian fusion food, including gyros, organic salads and organic coffee.

Chandler

Chandler-Gilbert Community College to serve as drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Pecos Campus is now a location for drive-thru COVID-19 testing, according to a news release.

ADOT announces closures, restrictions on Loop 101 as project nears finish line

Loop 101 through parts of the East Valley, including Chandler, will be closed or restricted at times this week for improvements, including diamond grinding of concrete pavement, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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



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Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 70% of eligible people in Chandler have received their first COVID-19 vaccination

According to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, 71.1% of the eligible population in Chandler has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccination.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Chandler cases up slightly over weekend

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data.

March 1 marks COVID-19 Memorial Day in Chandler after the city issued a proclamation last week. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler mayor declares March 1 COVID-19 Memorial Day

March 1 now marks COVID-19 Memorial Day in Chandler after the city issued a proclamation last week.

Hans Van Dan Elzen, owner of YoYo Factory in Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
YoYo Factory makes both yo-yos and champions

Learn more about Chandler's YoYo Factory

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
COVID-19 vaccination appointments available beginning March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be available beginning at 9 a.m. March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College—the latest state-run vaccination site.

The new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location in Gilbert had standing waits outside when it opened its doors Feb. 15. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cracker Barrel open in Gilbert; Harbor Freight to open March 6 in Chandler and more February news

Read the latest business and community news from February in Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board Member Lori Wood expresses her concerns about parts of the proposed school calendars for 2022-23 and 2023-24. (Screen shot from YouTube)
Gilbert Public Schools adjusts calendar; downtown Chandler adding business, multifamily and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from Chandler and Gilbert from the past week.

Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Homes continue to fly off the market across all Chandler ZIP codes

Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data.

City eyes potential transit options in Price Corridor

The city of Chandler in conjunction with Valley Metro is conducting a study on the possibility of adding flexible transit into the corridor to improve access to the bulk of the city’s employers.

Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit, according to reports by two federally certified Voting System Testing Laboratories. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County forensic audit of November election finds no issues with equipment, software

Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit.

Downtown Chandler to add businesses, multifamily in the next year

New businesses, new developments and redevelopment projects continue to take root in the city’s oldest and most historic area, creating an ever-changing and dynamic downtown, according to city officials.