Chandler Local Bite Spotlight: Shimogamo

By Lauren Saria Decades ago, Yoshi and Sanae Otomo lived a serene life in a lakeside Chandler neighborhood. The couple moved to Arizona from Japan in 1994. He worked for a Japanese trading company and she was a stay-at-home mom raising the couple’s daughter on home-cooked Japanese cuisine. Then the…

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Three Square with Michael Spangenberg

By: Sally Clasen Mike Spangenberg, co-founder and CEO of State Forty Eight, was raised in Chandler, but he and his elementary school pals didn’t travel far to open their state-themed apparel company located in the heart of the community at Pollack Plaza on Arizona Avenue. “When we started State…

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Chandler Food Festivals

No one celebrates food better than Chandler. With back-to-back-to-back festivals from spring to fall, the city revels in all things delicious, from barbecue to brunch, tacos to tequila. Mark your calendars with these Chandler food fests guaranteed to satisfy all your food cravings. Southwest Cajun…

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Chandler’s Ostrich Festival Lore and Festivities

The City of Chandler is fortunate to have many annual traditions; however none are quite as well known as the beloved annual Ostrich Festival. Festivities for the yearly spring event kick off this weekend and recalls Chandler's early ostrich ranching The 31st Annual Ostrich Festival will be held at…

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