Articles by Mala Blomquist


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Senior Savvy Tech Support

Pictured above: Abbie Richie with 100-year-old Louise Davis Abbie Richie lost her job unexpectedly at the end of 2017, when the educational consulting firm she had worked for for 15 years closed. She had enjoyed her job, but she really wasn’t interested in returning to that line of work. She sent out applications and wasn’t…

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Fireworks and Fun

AROUND THE VALLEY 4th of Zooly (Wed. July 4). Firework viewing at 9 pm; event runs 7-10 pm. $45 adults, $35 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free; reservations required. BBQ dinner, animal encounters, live entertainment, inflatables and fireworks. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. 602-273-1341 or phoenixzoo.org. All-American Festival (Wed. July 4). Fireworks…

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Larry King: Still reigning strong

Larry King turns 85 on Nov. 19, and his career in front of a microphone turns 61 on May 1. He has conducted more than 50,000 interviews – getting to know the thoughts of athletes, movie stars, musicians, millionaires, politicians and presidents all while wearing his iconic suspenders. “I just always wanted to be in…

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Chai life on a Harley

Pictured above: Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance members from riding clubs across the country stop in Needles, CA, with the Colorado River in the background. From left, Ilan (Eli) Navon (NY), Ilan Nahum (NY), Doug Faigel (AZ), Nico Berlin (Charleston), Jeff Chernoff (FL), Nevin Heitner (AZ), Michael Feldman (MI), Jodii Zimmerman (AZ), Max Heeres (AZ), Harvey Wershbale…

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The Palazzo: New renovations create senior oasis

Pictured above: Photos of a furnished model show the light- filled, spacious living areas in The Palazzo’s renovated apartments. The property at 6250 N. 19th Ave. in Phoenix has been through many management and ownership changes in its history. The property was purchased by Westport Capital Partners and became The Palazzo, a full continuing care…

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StandWithUs in the Southwest

Pictured above: SWU Southwest Campus Director Sgula Dershowitz, left, with SWU ASU Emerson Fellow Mara Friedman. Since StandWithUs was founded 16 years ago, half a million college students have participated in SWU campus programs. The Israel education nonprofit has distributed tens of millions of copies of the user-friendly educational materials it developed. Hundreds of millions…

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