The East Valley is home to one of Arizona’s largest suburban cities, Mesa. Mesa is just southeast of downtown Phoenix and has quickly become one of America’s fastest growing cities. It is home to over 400,000 people and has grown by 37 percent since the 1990’s.

Mesa is a prosperous industrial industry, as it is home to many companies like Boeing and AT&T. It has become a great tourist destination with a strong, growing economy that have lured many companies and professionals to live and work there.

History of Mesa, Arizona

Mesa was originally inhabited by Native Americans and Spanish explorers and became a U.S. territory after the Mexican American War. It was then founded by 1878 by Mormon pioneers and the Mormon population in the city has since grown to become 25 percent.

Mesa was a major Air Force trailing center during World War II at Falcon Field Airport and Williams Air Force Base. This has resulted in the permanent settlement of many air force families in the city.

Culture of Mesa

downtown mesa arizonaDowntown Mesa is the Arts and Culture District and is also home to the Mesa Arts Center, the Mesa Southwest Shakespeare Company, the Mesa Southwest Museum, art galleries, dance companies and theaters. Mesa is also home to the Mesa Amphitheater, one of the Valley’s best outdoor music venues. Mesa’s culture is rich in art and history.

Mesa Sports and Leisure

There are only two states in the nation that are home to baseball’s spring training season, Florida and Arizona. Mesa is home to the Chicago Cub’s spring training facility. With its perfect spring weather, spring training games are one of the state’s residents’ favorite spring activities. All of Arizona’s professional sports teams’ facilities aren’t far away either.

Outdoor Activities in Mesa

The Phoenix-metro area is home to over 100 golf courses, making it a golfer’s paradise. There is also great hiking nearby and excellent nightlife and night time attractions.

Although we hate to see anyone get injured by a dog, it’s a reality that happens far too often. It can be traumatizing for the victim as well as upsetting for the owner of the dog. This article breaks down the laws Arizona has regarding dog bites and the rights victims and owners have in dog bite cases.

Arizona’s dog bite laws

Arizona has specific laws regarding dog bite cases. In order to hold a dog owner liable, the injured party must show that the injury was caused by a dog bite and that the bite was suffered while the injured person was either in a public place or lawfully in a private place. This also only applies to injuries caused by dog bites, not other injuries that may have been caused by a dog.

Arizona’s liability law is a strict liability law, meaning that the law applies even if the owner didn’t know the dog was going to bite and even if the dog has never bitten anyone before.

Defenses to an Arizona dog bite injury claim

dog biteThere are two defenses a dog owner can raise in Arizona in a dog bite injury claim: provocation and trespassing. A dog owner is not liable if the dog was provoked. The injured person has to have done something a reasonable person would consider revoking. If the injured person was trespassing onto private property when they were bitten the dog owner will not be liable either. This is also an example of homeowner liability for trespassing injuries.

Deadline for Arizona dog bite lawsuits

There is a statute of limitations for dog bite lawsuits in Arizona. These cases must be filed within two years of the bite or the court will most likely throw out the case. Be aware of this deadline and make sure to file your case before it expires.

Mesa Amphitheatre is one of the most unique concert venues Arizona has to offer. Shows at Mesa Amphitheatre allow the audience to enjoy live music under the stars on the tired lawn. The venue is just big enough to host some of the greatest artists while still feeling intimate and giving everyone a great view of the stage.

Mesa Amphitheater is just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Phoenix and is even host to some daylong music festivals. Check out one of the upcoming concerts and enjoy the great vibe this venue has to offer.

Slightly Stoopid coming to Mesa Amphitheatre

You won’t want to miss Slightly Stoopid at Mesa Amphitheatre this summer. The Return of the Red Eye tour is coming to the Mesa Amphitheatre Friday July 8, 2016 with special guests Zion-I The Grouch Eligh.

Slightly Stoopid is a band based in Ocean Beach San Diego that creates music that is a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk. The band was first signed when they were still in high school and has put out their eighth studio album titled Meanwhile… Back at The Lab in June 2015.

Deftones coming to Mesa Amphitheatre

deftones coming to mesa ampitheaterDeftones is bringing their tour to Mesa Amphitheatre on Wednesday August 31, 2016. Don’t miss their electrifying show to promote their newest studio album Gore when they come to the Valley. The band is rooted in heavy metal but has strived to diversify the genre and their music has been as multiple genres ranging from alternative metal, art rock, experimental rock, nu metal, post-punk, post-hardcore, dream pop, drone, ambient, atmospheric, shoegaze, post-metal or metalgaze, stoner rock, progressive metal, trip hop, glitch, psychedelic rock, rap metal, space rock and dark pop.

Deftones is an American alternative metal band that originated in Sacramento, California. After being started I 1988, the Deftones have put out eight studio albums, including Gore, which made its debut in April of 2016.