Speed limits change in part of Gilbert and more top Phoenix-area news

Read top stories from the past week from Gilbert and Chandler.


Gilbert changes speed limits in Cooley Station area

New speed limits are now in effect near the Williams Field and Recker roads intersection in the Cooley Station area.

Brigette Peterson elected Gilbert mayor

Brigette Peterson, a former Town Council member and vice mayor, has been elected as Gilbert’s next mayor.

Gilbert offering grants to businesses hurt by coronavirus pandemic

Gilbert is now accepting applications for the #GilbertTogether Business Relief Grant.

Gilbert Town Council moves ahead on expanded police dispatch center

The Gilbert Town Council unanimously approved an allocation of $8 million in the town’s federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act money to expand its police dispatch center.


'We cannot let our guard down': Chandler USD officials urge caution as COVID-19 cases rise

Chandler USD Superintendent Camille Casteel pleaded with families in an email Nov. 6 in an effort to avoid school closure due to rising numbers of COVID-19 across the city and the state.

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


Simi's Cafe, Black Pepper Filet Mignon
Simi’s Café has become gathering place for extended family

Eight years ago, Albert Kan found himself burnt out on the restaurant business and, perhaps more importantly, a little too far from his parents

HD South
Kayla Kolar leaving Gilbert's HD South museum for House of Refuge

Kayla Kolar, who has been president and CEO of HD South for 15 and a half years, is moving on from being the only director Gilbert’s arts, culture and history museum has known.

Freestone Activity Center
Gilbert offering residents discount on recreation programs

Gilbert residents will get a 50% discount on recreation programs starting Nov. 30 as part of the town’s pandemic relief program.

ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen
Gilbert's ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen prepares to open after COVID-19 delay

The rooftop bar in the Heritage District originally planned to open in April but postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Four business changes to know in Gilbert

Here are four business changes to know in Gilbert.

Higley USD governing board election winners, Michelle Anderson, Kristina Reese, Tiffany Shultz
Kristina Reese re-elected to Higley USD board; Michelle Anderson, Tiffany Shultz also joining

The Higley USD governing board vice president is officially returning to the board, and two new members will join her in 2021.

The county has adjusted the COVID-19 risk levels for local school districts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County updates COVID-19 school dashboard; Chandler, Gilbert, Higley all considered 'substantial risk'

The county has adjusted the COVID-19 risk levels for local school districts.

Gilbert utilities
Help available to residents as Gilbert turns toward normal utility operations

Residents need to be prepared to catch up on their accounts or face the possibility of disconnection

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)
COVID-19: Cases in Gilbert have risen more than 16% in seven days

Here are the COVID-19 data updates to know today.

Gilbert Regional Park sand volleyball courts
Gilbert weekend events: Live theater, Grand Slam volleyball

Here are a couple things Gilbert residents can do this weekend.

The Chandler USD governing board met Nov. 18 to discuss virtual learning and COVID-19. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD responds to rising COVID-19 cases and more top local news

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