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.






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See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See cases, vaccinations by ZIP code in Gilbert

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Gilbert and the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: COVID-19 hospitalizations climbing slightly again

Here is what you need to know about hospitalization numbers in Arizona because of COVID-19 cases.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors met May 17. (Screen capture from YouTube)
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors cuts property tax rate in new budget

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative $3.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2021-22.

Targeted Chiropractic
Three health care practices that have opened in Gilbert

Here are three health-care-related practices that have opened recently in Gilbert.

Big O Tires
2 businesses now open in Gilbert

Here are two businesses that have opened in Gilbert recently.

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.

masks
CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

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

Higley USD governing board
Higley USD governing board approves revised budgets worth $128.1 million

Higley USD’s governing board adopted revised budgets for fiscal year 2020-21 that are more than $7.67 million more than what was adopted in June 2020.

Donald Garcia, Unstoppable Martial Arts
4 business changes to know in Gilbert

Here are four businesses that have made recent changes in Gilbert.

Cream of the Crop ice cream
Cream of the Crop opens in Agritopia's Barnone in Gilbert

Cream of the Crop serves homemade ice cream and toppings.

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.