Gilbert's Rocky Point Seafood focuses on authenticity; Chandler USD selects interim leader and more top area news

Co-owners Jalon and Carolina Buckstead each have prior experience in restaurants. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Co-owners Jalon and Carolina Buckstead each have prior experience in restaurants. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Co-owners Jalon and Carolina Buckstead each have prior experience in restaurants. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Gilbert

Rocky Point Seafood Restaurant owner capitalizes on experiences to make authentic eatery


South Dakota may be 1,000 miles from the Mexican border, but that’s where Jalon Buckstead’s journey toward being owner of an authentic Mexican food restaurant started.

Gilbert recommending, not mandating, masks in town facilities, at events



Gilbert will recommend but not mandate the wearing of face masks in town facilities and at events, Mayor Brigette Peterson said in a statement.

Gilbert citizen thanks council for movement along Western Canal

Gilbert Town Council members received praise April 6 from one of the landowners along the Western Canal who have faced losing portions of their backyard in an eminent domain action.

Chandler

COVID-19: See Chandler COVID-19 cases, vaccinations by ZIP code


Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 31,111 confirmed total positive cases of COVID-19 as of April 4, according to state data. That is an adjustment of 43 down in a week.

Chandler USD governing board selects interim superintendent

The Chandler USD governing board announced April 7 Frank Narducci would succeed Camille Casteel as the district's interim superintendent beginning this summer.

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