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Most city offices closed Monday for Labor Day

Although most city offices will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, we will still collect trash as scheduled.
Scottsdale among top places to retire

According to financial website WalletHub.com, Scottsdale is the second best place in the country to retire.
City Crisis Intervention Section celebrates 40 years of service

Join Scottsdale Police to celebrate the Police Crisis Intervention Section’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.
Scottsdale mural will commemorate Marine Week

The Marines are landing in the Valley next week and Scottsdale will be home to an exciting project tied to their visit.
Council votes to move forward on exploring non-discrimination ordinance

The Scottsdale City Council voted to take the next step on an ordinance that would protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT).
September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month – a great time to help prepare your family for emergency situations.
Pickleball courts are coming to Scottsdale

The city is adding courts after receiving numerous community requests for more places to play.
Adapted Recreation Services keeps things “cool” in September

Scottsdale’s Adapted Recreation Services is keeping things cool this September by providing recreation programs, adapted sports, and social opportunities for individuals of all ages with special needs.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 4 - 13, 2015

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Conservation tip: Skip a watering cycle after a heavy rain

Heavy rains mean you can skip a watering cycle on your sprinkler/irrigation system.
Nominations open for disabilities awards

The public is invited to nominate deserving people for the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Awards.
Join the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Instagram gallery

Follow the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Instagram to get details on hikes, lectures and events.
Help us identify prowler suspect

The Scottsdale Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in identifying a male subject wanted in two prowler cases.
Update on emergency cooling station

Scottsdale opened an emergency cooling station Tuesday afternoon at the Granite Reef Senior Center to assist residents without electricity.
Valley Little League teams traveling to Taiwan

Arcadia Little League heads out Sept. 27. Mayor Jim Lane and a business development team are also making the trip.
Video: Inside a Scottsdale fire response

Ride with the Scottsdale Fire Department as they respond to a fire.
Pickleball courts are coming to Scottsdale

Pickleball, a combination of badminton, table tennis and tennis, is exploding in popularity and Scottsdale has heard increased calls from the community to offer dedicated pickleball courts for drop-in play.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 28 - Sept. 6, 2015

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
City installs preserve safety message signs

The city recently installed safety message signs at major trailheads in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Railroad park welcomes regional model railroad convention Sept. 16-20

Model railroad trains, track displays and the people who love them will gather at Scottsdale’s McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Sept. 16-20.
Nominations open for disabilities awards

The public is invited to nominate deserving people for the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Awards.
Preserve Butterfly Field Guide available

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy created a Butterfly Field Guide to help Preserve visitor identify the nearly 50 most common species.
Scottsdale centers host public swim on Labor Day

McDowell Mountain Ranch, Eldorado and Cactus aquatic centers will be open for the last day of public swim from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 7.
September 2015 brush and bulk pickup schedule

The city provides monthly brush & bulk item collection as a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Recycling comes to Civic Center Mall

One of the Valley’s top “people places” has become more environmentally friendly. The Scottsdale Civic Center Mall boasts 25 new recycling containers.
Commemorate the library’s 60th anniversary

The public is invited to celebrate the library’s 60th anniversary at the September Mayor and City Council breakfast.
Registration now open for fall landscape workshops and garden tour

Learn ways to enhance the beauty of your home while saving water and money this winter.
Scottsdale crew battling blazes in Idaho

A team of firefighters from the city of Scottsdale is part of a regional effort to control wildfires burning around the state of Idaho.
City hosts pair of open houses on draft General Plan 2035

The public is invited to attend one of two open houses to review and comment on the draft General Plan 2035.
Open house to address sole major General Plan amendment request

The public is invited to an open house to review and comment on the lone 2015 major General Plan amendment case.
City Council meetings resume Tuesday

The Scottsdale City Council will resume its typical City Council meeting schedule Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 21 - 30, 2015

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Haul your haul to the landfill

Through the city’s contract with the Salt River Landfill, residential solid waste customers may haul up to 2,000 pounds of trash, brush or bulk items to the landfill once a week.
Fall hours to resume in September at railroad park

McCormick Stillman Railroad Park will resume fall hours Tuesday, Sept. 1.
New name, same great programs!

Scottsdale’s government channel, CityCable 11 or Channel 11, has changed its name to Scottsdale Video Network.
Silver alert issued for missing 83 year old woman

Missing 83 year old Scottsdale woman located by DPS in the southeast valley after a Silver Alert was issued.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 14 – 23, 2015

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Hotline allows Scottsdale citizens to report suspected misconduct

The Scottsdale city auditor has established an “Integrity Line” so the public, city employees, contractors or others can anonymously report suspected fraud, waste or misuse of city resources.
August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month

Arizona consistently ranks among the worst states for drowning. But drowning is preventable.
Water conservation rebates available

Scottsdale Water Conservation offers rebates to help reduce indoor and outdoor water use and to decrease salinity in our wastewater.
Free booklets and water education presentations available to schools

Scottsdale Water Conservation provides free educational booklets and interactive presentations to schools within the city’s water delivery area.
Transportation Master Plan update process underway

Comment on the first draft of a new Transportation Master Plan for Scottsdale. The public can learn more about the plan and provide feedback at a series of meetings through November.
Allison's Watch - A Community Event for Women's Safety

The Scottsdale Police Department is partnering with the community at an event designed to better inform women in our community of ways to stay safe and free from harm.
Scottsdale rebuilds its website for the mobile world

A complete rebuild of ScottsdaleAZ.gov, the city’s website, makes it ready for the modern mobile world.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 7 – 16, 2015

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Community hosts successful back-to-school event

More than 800 Scottsdale students received clothing, supplies and health checks at a recent back-to school event.
Scottsdale schools start Monday: Focus on Safety

Scottsdale students return to school Monday, Aug. 10, and that means more cars, bicyclists and pedestrians will be on the streets.
City director among real estate’s most influential

City Economic Development Director Danielle Casey is listed among most influential women in commercial real estate.
Auto theft from bank parking lot with child inside

Scottsdale Police Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a female suspect wanted on auto theft and kidnapping charges. The incident occurred on August 6, 2015 just after 8:00 p.m.
Housing waitlist applications available

Scottsdale residents can get on the waitlist for the city’s Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Aug. 13.
Library programs help with research

Parents with young children can have fun, strengthen skills and be part of an important educational study
Alarm system protects Police K9s

The Scottsdale Police Department's K9 unit has safeguards in place to keep their four-legged partners safe.
Students invited to enter Constitution Contest

Scottsdale Mayor W. J. “Jim” Lane invites students to participate in Constitution Day Essay and Art Contest.
August brush & bulk collection schedule

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
“Bag & tie” your garbage to beat the August heat

Please “bag & tie” all garbage and grass before placing them in the black refuse container.
Hands-only CPR presentations available for free

Learn how to save the life of a loved one with the Scottsdale Fire Department’s free, hands-only CPR presentations.
Scottsdale ranks among best cities for staycations

Scottsdale recently ranked No. 4 on a list of the best cities in the nation for staycations, according to WalletHub.com.
City delivers nearly 200 “Beat the Heat” care packages

Scottsdale city staff and volunteers delivered 193 care packages to seniors in recent weeks.
Adapted Recreation Services hosts The Chaparral Teen Connection

Teens and young adults ages 12 through 22 with intellectual disabilities have a safe place to hang out after school this year! It’s called The Chaparral Teen Connection, hosted by Scottsdale’s Adapted Recreation Services.
Learn what influences led to the creation of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Former city planner Don Hadder discusses the events, politics and economics that influenced mountain preservation decisions.
Two Scottsdale teens selected regional finalists in 2015 Google Science Fair competition

Scottsdale teenagers Divya Vatsa and Aakanksha Saxena, have been selected from among thousands of students hailing from more than 90 countries as regional finalists in the 2015 Google Science Fair competition.
Swim under that stars at Eldorado pool Saturday

Bring the family to Eldorado Aquatic Center’s Moonlight Swim. The pool will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at 2301 N. Miller Road.
Public invited to comment on Police Department’s reaccreditation

The Scottsdale Police Department is seeking public comments as part of its reaccreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
You’re invited to the Safety Luau Aug. 1

Help celebrate water safety and keep our kids safe around water.
Police Department offers free security surveys

The Scottsdale Police Department offers free security surveys to Scottsdale residents and business owners. During the survey, a member of the Crime Prevention Unit will come to your home or business and suggest ways to make your property a less desirable target to criminals.
Register for July and August swim lessons

Swim lesson registration for the July and August sessions is ongoing.
City’s free irrigation audit discovers leaks, saves you $$

Scottsdale offers free irrigation audits to its single-family residential customers.
Inspector gets a surprise from baby bobcat

Rob Henderson’s job is to keep culverts free from debris. Recently, his work included a furry spectator.
Stay informed, be prepared for possible storms

Residents are urged to stay informed and be prepared for potentially heavy monsoon activity this weekend.
Scottsdale’s a hit with baseball All Stars

Baseball’s MidSummer Classic had a strong Scottsdale flavor this year.
Help students return to school in A+ attire and with needed supplies

Your donations are needed to support Vista del Camino’s Back-to-School program.
Volunteer for the city of Scottsdale

You can make a difference in our community by being a volunteer.
Prizes, exhibitors needed for Neighborhood Watch Celebration

The city is hosting a Neighborhood Watch Celebration to provide leaders with the tools needed to unite their areas to create safer neighborhoods.
Water – Use it Wisely … and keep an eye on that garbage disposal

Switch off your garbage disposal to conserve water.
Field of Teams: Scottsdale Stadium transforms for diverse uses

This spring and summer, Scottsdale's crew of dedicated groundskeepers transformed Scottsdale stadium from baseball, to rugby to soccer to support three different teams - this video shows how they did it.
Dispose of your brush and bulk - Monthly schedule

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection, offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
City needs Downtown Ambassadors

As an ambassador, volunteers promote Downtown businesses, helps visitors find their way around and shares interesting tidbits about the city.
Monsoon is upon us, be prepared

Most fatalities during storms occur in motor vehicles. Your home is generally one of the safest places to be during a severe storm.
You’re never old enough to swim alone!

Drowning only happens to children, right? No. Adults drown, too. In fact, more adults than kids drown in Arizona.
Summer Spectacular ArtWalk takes place Thursday

Celebrate summer in style – the Scottsdale Summer Spectacular ArtWalk takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 9, in the beautiful Scottsdale Arts District.
Court now offers automated recurring billing

The Scottsdale City Court now offers automated recurring billing for those who qualify for a payment agreement.
July is Parks and Recreation Month

Scottsdale is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Parks and Recreation Month and the enduring importance of parks and recreation for the world
Scottsdale Fire Marshal: Leave fireworks to pros

Every year, fire departments brace for the possibility of fires and injuries caused by fireworks. This year’s dry and hot conditions across the Valley and the allowance of certain consumer fireworks from June 24- July 6 has Scottsdale Fire Department on high alert.
SFD celebrates 10 years of Caring For You

On July 1, 2015, Scottsdale Fire Department celebrates its 10th Anniversary as a municipal fire department. Since that “Born on date” 10 years ago, the department has responded to more than 260,000 emergency calls and has grown stronger and more efficient as an organization.
Scottsdale is updating the Green Home Rating Checklist

Scottsdale’s Green Home Rating Checklist is periodically updated to stay current with building code changes, building product innovations and construction industry trends.
Scottsdale has signed the UNITY Pledge – will you?

The Mayor and City Council are asking residents, businesses and organizations to sign the UNITY Pledge - a free and voluntary expression of our commitment to equal, inclusive and fair treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and their allies.
Heat watch: know signs of heat-related stress, avoid outside activity

Scottsdale Fire officials urge the public to know signs of heat-related stress and avoid strenuous outdoor activity as the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch this week.
City, Conservancy honored for work with preserve

American Society of Landscape Architects will honor Scottsdale and McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Nov. 9.
Recycling will be collected on July 4

Recycling will be collected as scheduled on July 4.
Loop 101/Indian School closure begins June 22

All ramps at the Loop 101 Freeway and Indian School Road interchange will be closed starting June 22 for 60 days.
Council approves $550,000+ for social services

The Scottsdale City Council last night approved $563,425 to fund nonprofit agencies that provide programs and services to assist thousands of residents at risk and in need.
Improved levees help keep Scottsdale dry

The city of Scottsdale recently renovated five public levees, which will save nearby property owners about $500,000 per year.
Comment on Cultural Resources Plan

The public is invited to a meeting to provide feedback on the draft Cultural Resources Master Plan for Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Join us for all things bike!

The Transportation Department invites you to share your ideas to help Scottsdale continue to be a safe, healthy, bike-friendly city.
Recycle clothes, sheets and textiles in our drop-off bins

Rather than throw old clothes, hats, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains and other textiles into the trash, why not recycle them?
Scottsdale bond election set for Nov. 3

Scottsdale voters will go to the polls Nov. 3 to consider a variety of bond-funded civic improvements totaling nearly $100 million.
Provide input for Scottsdale General Plan 2035

The public can comment on a draft update of the Scottsdale General Plan -- the primary tool for guiding Scottsdale's future development and character.
Green-built projects: Learn what and where they are

Attendees at a green building lecture will learn about infill projects and how they benefit communities by enhancing walkability, improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion.
Officer Involved Shooting and Vehicle Pursuit

A suspect is in custody after leading police on a 9-mile pursuit; he was shot by police after attempting to run-down an officer in a stolen pickup truck.
Forty Years of Mighty Mud Mania

If you thought all those crazy mud runs are a recent trend, think again. Forty years ago the city of Scottsdale first hosted what is now known as Mighty Mud Mania – the original mud run.
Police supporting Buckle Up Arizona campaign

The Scottsdale Police Department is supporting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Buckle up Arizona Enforcement campaign.
Controls Over Surplus Property Dispositions - Report 1513.01

This review resulted from information received through the City Auditor's Integrity Line, which was established in accordance with the Council-approved FY2014/15 Audit Plan. Our review confirmed that an item reported as not being properly auctioned was not accounted for in Warehouse records. We expanded our review and found that several other items could not be traced to an auction or other disposition. As well, certain surplus items are being stored in the Warehouse, but should be disposed of through other means. Physical and system access controls need improvement, and surplus property procedures have not been established. The City Auditor's Integrity Line is available as a phone number, email OR through an online form.
Police seeking help identifying locker room burglars

Scottsdale Police Detectives are asking for help from the public in identifying two suspects in a string of burglaries.
Burglars caught in the act at Chaparral High School

Three people are in custody after being caught stealing music equipment from Chaparral High School.
Stay cool in a Scottsdale city pool

With temperatures climbing, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about how you’re going to stay cool this summer. Swimming may be one of the best, easiest and cheapest options.
Library Business Operations - Report 1506

Library resource management does not appear to maximize public benefit. Additionally, cash handling procedures and accounts receivable practices continue to need improvement. As well, stronger information technology controls are needed.
Summer Solid Waste Collection Hours

Scottsdale's Solid Waste crews will be starting their routes at 5 a.m. to try to beat the heat.
Properly dispose of fluorescent bulbs

Tips on how to properly dispose of your fluorescent (CFL and otherwise) light bulbs.
Ice Den Burglary Suspect Arrested

A suspect is in custody for burglarizing locker rooms at the Ice Den in Scottsdale.
Help Us Locate A Missing Elderly Man

Thomas Anthony Visco has been located and reunited with his family after going missing from his home in Scottsdale.
Burglary Suspect Arrested

A homeowner interrupted a burglary at his home and used a shovel to subdue the burglar until police arrived.
Learn how “cool” roofs reduce energy use

Cool roofing is one of the hottest topics in the building and construction market. Learn about the types of cool roofs available.
Council reduces building fees for McDowell Corridor

Residents and businesses in the McDowell Corridor will be less for building permit fees during a two-year test period.
Notice of Property Tax Levy and/or Property Tax Rate

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Scottsdale City Council may consider approving a change to the City and/or street light property tax levies and/or tax rates for fiscal year 2015/16 at a meeting in the City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The levy amount and/or tax rate may be increased over the approved levy and/or tax rate for fiscal year 2014/15.
Reward posted in Allison Feldman murder investigation

A reward is posted for information that aids the investigation of the murder of Allison Feldman of Scottsdale.
Missing Elderly Man

Kenneth Earll Sanders was reunited with his family after being found on a city bus.
Opportunity Expo offers employment options

Looking for that first job can be a daunting experience. Scottsdale’s Opportunity Expo can make that search easier.
Scott Popp is new Assistant Police Chief

New Assistant Chief Scott Popp has been with Scottsdale PD since 1990.
Woman arrested for sexual conduct with a minor

Lindsey Radomski was arrested for sexual conduct with a minor at a Bar Mitzvah.
Wrong Way Driver on the Freeway Arrested

A Scottsdale Police Officer used stop sticks to disable a vehicle driving the wrong way on the freeway.
Scottsdale releases proposed 2015/16 budget

Scottsdale’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015/16 budget balances projected revenue increases with additional expenses in priority areas.
Home Invasion Suspects Arrested

Scottsdale Police Detectives arrested Christopher Celeste and Wood Maguire for a host of charges to include Aggravated assault, Robbery and Conspiracy.
Notice of Proposed Increase in Fees

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Scottsdale City Council may consider approving the following new fees and/or fee increases on May 12, 2015, but no sooner than 60 days after the posting date of this notice.
Apply for board and commission openings

Scottsdale residents are invited to apply for volunteer positions on 12 city boards and commissions.
Scottsdale partners with Nextdoor website

Scottsdale partners with social network Nextdoor to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications
World champs open Scottsdale spring training

Baseball City, Cactus League legends and lore highlight great Scottsdale spring
Female Fraud Suspect Behind Bars

A woman is in custody after a months-long investigation by detectives with the Scottsdale Police Identity Theft and Auto Crimes section.
Cab Driver Dies as Result of Assault

A cab driver is dead after being assaulted in an apartment complex parking lot.
“All Things Senior” Expo offers wealth of info

Scottsdale senior centers are hosting the “All Things Senior” Expo to educate residents about available senior resources.
Neighborhood Burglars Arrested

Three suspects are in custody after robbing a home in Scottsdale.
Information sought in Sexual Assault case

The Scottsdale Police Department is investigating a sexual assault and asking for help from the public in identifying the male suspect.
Missing elderly man with dementia

A man reported missing by his family has been found in good condition and reunited with his family.
Look behind-the-scenes at the science and technology that drive city services

Learn about the latest gadgets and gizmos, demo new technologies and get a behind-the-scenes look at the city during a unique, free event from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Scottsdale Civic Center Library and Civic Center Mall.
Bank Robbery at Wells Fargo

A suspect is in custody after allegedly robbing a bank on Mountain View Road.
Best ways to view Parada del Sol Parade

Scottsdale’s Parada del Sol Parade takes to the streets starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 14, with a new route and an expanded Trail’s End Celebration.
Attend Feb. 24 State of the City Address

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane’s annual State of the City address will be Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (7575 E. Princess Drive). A reception begins at 11:30 a.m. and the mayor’s remarks will start at 12:30 p.m.
Domestic Violence Results in Murder Suicide

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, a husband and wife were both pronounced deceased in front of their home at 6812 E Chaparral Road.
New videos offer insight into City Court processes

A new series of videos provides information about court processes for a variety of topics.
Suspects arrested in armed robbery

Three suspects are in custody suspected of armed robbery at a drive-thru liquor store.
Pedicab/Uber restrictions at WMPO

Pedicabs are restricted at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and UBER car service is restricted to Lot #7.
Special events promise a “Super Week” in Scottsdale

The Waste Management Phoenix Open, Fan Fest Scottsdale and dozens of other events tied to the Super Bowl make this a Super Week in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale police, fire offer 12 safety tips

Scottsdale Police and Fire departments suggest the following 12 tips for a fun and safe special events season.
Chase Bank armed robbery

On Jan. 29, 2015, the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force arrested Michael Ryan Freeman, who admitted robbing a bank in Scottsdale and three others.
Jewelry store robbed at gunpoint

The Scottsdale Police Department is asking for help from the public in identifying the two individuals who robbed a jewelry store in Scottsdale.
Officer Involved Shooting at Safeway

Four suspects are in custody after one rammed a police vehicle attempting to escape arrest for credit card fraud.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is open

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is open. The museum celebrates the art, history and culture of the American West.
“Super Season” launches this weekend

The opportunity to view some of the world’s most coveted cars kicks off Scottsdale’s “Super Season” this weekend.
Eagle Scout Project Benefits Police Mounted Unit

On Dec. 13, 2014, Scottsdale Teen Connor Brachtl led a team of over 50 Boy Scouts on an Eagle Scout project at the Scottsdale Police Department Mounted Unit stables.
New City Court calendar features

The court’s calendar can now be searched by date, or defendant name, or attorney bar number.
Energy efficiency guide provides ideas for Arizona

The guide provides a quick-read of 46 ideas for potential policies, programs and initiatives that can increase the adoption of energy efficiency in Arizona.
SCAM ALERT - City Court will not call residents and request bond payments by phone

Scottsdale City Court does not -- and will not – telephone residents and ask for bond payments over the phone.
McDowell Corridor business updates

New restaurants, shops and apartments are open in the McDowell Corridor.
Arizona twelfth most energy-efficient state

Arizona is the fourth most energy efficient state in the west, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Expanded transit service begins October 2014

The city’s Fiscal Year 2014/15 budget included a $450,000 annual investment for improved transit service primarily within the McDowell Corridor.
Mighty McDowell: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Scottsdale’s Southern Core

Through the past four decades, McDowell Road in Scottsdale has witnessed the highs and lows of growth, recession and renewal as the regional economy boomed, then busted and is now slowly but steadily recovering.
Scottsdale City Court receives the first Arizona Motor Vehicle Division self-service kiosk

Scottsdale City Court has received the first Arizona Motor Vehicle Division self-service kiosk, which allows customers to renew vehicle registrations and perform other tasks.
Beneficial Beans Café reopens with new look
The Beneficial Beans Café®, located in Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library, reopened this week with a brand new look.

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