Articles by Mala Blomquist


Tucson reporter shares “Confessions”

Matthew Schwartz always had writing a book on his bucket list, but with his full-time job as an investigative reporter with KVOA News 4 Tucson, he figured it would have to wait until he was retired. Then in 2014, he received some valuable advice. He spoke to a group from Arizona Mystery Writers when the…


Mt. Sinai provides an oasis in the desert

Photo: The pavilion at Mt. Sinai cemetery will soon be equipped with streaming technology for services. Planning your end of life arrangements is not a task that anyone looks forward to, but taking care of the details is “truly the greatest gift someone can give their family,” says Ira Mann, general manager at Mt. Sinai…


A new-fashioned 4th of July

The Fourth of July is one of those summer holidays synonymous with large crowds gathering to swim, eat and watch fireworks. Unfortunately, this year due to COVID-19 those celebrations look a little different. There are opportunities to go to a “drive-in” style fireworks show across the Valley or maybe you’re lucky to be able to…


PHA Launches Campaign for Unsung Heroes of COVID-19

The Phoenix Holocaust Association has launched an initiative to show gratitude to caregivers in assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities. The goal of the initiative is to give every caregiver employed at several different Phoenix Valley senior residences a grocery store gift card of at least $50. Vice President of PHA, Janice Friebaum,…


All Day Alba: Fashionwear that builds confidence

All Day Alba was created by a powerful duo: Milan-born martial artist, Rachel Katzin, and American entrepreneur, Brielle Mayberg. These two women have produced a line of “fashionwear” that is both comfortable and sophisticated, building a “relaxed confidence” for the wearer.   How did the two of you meet? Brielle: We met completely by chance –…

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