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NewsNet 04-18-14

newsnet - April 18, 12:57 pm

SPLASH PADS ARE OPEN - The splash pads at Catalina Park (900 N. Fourth Ave.) and Marty Birdman Center/Balboa Heights Park (2536 N. Castro Avenue) opened today at 7 a.m. and will remain open 7 a.m. to dusk each day through the summer. Catalina Park features a covered playground, accessible walkways and a manual activation system to allow residents to turn on water features. Marty Birdman Center/Balboa Heights Park has a ramada, playground and basketball court. For more information, visit the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation website. U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS SELECTS NEW PRESIDENT - Sacramento Mayor -and former Phoenix Suns' All-Star point guard - Kevin Johnson will serve as the 72nd President of the United States Conference of Mayors.  He replaces Scott Smith of Mesa, who resigned in order to run for Governor of Arizona. “During my presidency, we will engage in a full-court press in Washington so we can get the dollars we need to get things done," Johnson said. "We will unleash our political capital to create new partnerships, create jobs, and keep the momentum going so that America maintains its competitive advantage in the global economy." The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. CITY OF TUCSON SEEKING HISTORIC HOMES TO BE PART OF SUSTAINABILITY TOUR - The City of Tucson’s Historic Preservation and Sustainability programs are organizing the Sustainable Historic Home Tour next weekend, but more homes are needed. To be included on the tour, a home must be a contributing property in a National Register of Historic Places historic district. In addition, the home must showcase retrofit treatments that meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and, where applicable, meet the requirements of local Historic Preservation Zone Design Guidelines. Also, all homes on the tour must address at least one of the following; energy efficiency, water conservation, or use or reuse of responsible building materials. For more information contact Jennifer Levstick at (520) 837-6961.

NEED HELP STARTING OR EXPANDING A BUSINESS IN TUCSON? CALL THE SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE LINE - The City of Tucson's Small Business Assistance Line, (520) 837-4100, is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Help is available in both English and Spanish. Staff from the City Manager's Office of Economic Initiatives answer the calls. The Small Business Assistance Line is one of a number of City initiatives, along with 21 new business incentives, streamlined permit processes and more, to make the City of Tucson more business-friendly. Read more about the Small Business Assistance Line: BE PREPARED WHEN YOU HIKE IN THE WARMER WEATHER - It's heating up outside and that means it's time to be prepared for temperatures in the 90s and above. In this week's "No Bad Days with Barrett" episode, Tucson Fire Captain Barrett Baker and his fellow firefighters offer tips on how to stay safe outdoors.  

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PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT ON SUN LINK PRE-REVENUE SERVICE IMPLEMENTATION FARE AND SERVICE EQUITY ANALYSIS UPDATE

ward5 - April 18, 9:11 am

 

TUCSON, Ariz. – The City of Tucson is hosting open house events to obtain public comment on the Sun Link Pre-Revenue Service Implementation Fare and Equity Analysis Update.

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Karin's Note: Thursday, April 17, 2014

ward3 - April 17, 4:41 pm

Karin's Note: Thursday, April 17, 2014   -Ward 3 Events -Upcoming Area Neighborhood and Coalition Meeting(s) -Citywide Events -Did You Know?   **********************************************

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NewsNet 04-17-14

newsnet - April 17, 11:10 am

TUCSON NAMED A TOP 10 'BEST U.S. CYCLING TOWN' - Tucson ranks 7th in the 10Best.com website rankings. The website, a division of USA Today Travel, cites Tucson's mild winter temperatures and dry conditions as ideal times to cycle. It also mentions The Loop, 700 miles of bike lanes and beautiful scenery. Davis, Calif. earned the top ranking in the survey. GROCERY STORE ON ITS WAY TO DOWNTOWN - Downtown Tucson this year could see the opening of its first full-service grocery store in 42 years. The former, and current, owners of the Rincon Market are joining forces to open a 6,000-square-foot grocery store in the building that last housed the Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. Sixth Ave. The market plans to stock a full line of meat, produce, and dairy products. “It is the one piece that has been missing from getting out of your car and living an urban lifestyle,” said Michael Keith, CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership. “This is really a turning point for downtown,” Keith said. “This is the moment when all future housing projects and the Ronstadt transit (project) become viable in a way they weren’t before.” Owners say with student housing complexes up and running, coupled with the pending SunLink Modern Streetcar and a potential hotel, strong demand for new development has arrived. The store will be called Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market, in honor of the late entrepreneur who maintained a business presence downtown between 1949 and 2001. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star. TUCSON IS AMONG BEST CITIES FOR ASTHMA SUFFERERS - A consumer advocacy site that chronicles health care cost information, analyzed available data on asthma prevalence, air quality, cost, and access to asthma care in the 50 largest U.S. cities to compile its list of Best and Worst Cities for Asthma Sufferers. NerdWallet Health ranked Tucson as the 4th best city for those with asthma. The study says out-of-pocket asthma drug costs in Tucson are relatively low, and the American Lung Association gave Tucson an “A” grade in particulate air pollution. Phoenix was among the ten worst cities for asthma sufferers. EGGSTRAVAGANZA THIS WEEKEND - The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and Tucson Water present the 15th Annual Eggstravaganza this Saturday, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at Mansfield Park, 2000 N. Fourth Ave. This free, annual community-wide event is expected to attract more than 2,000 Tucson children and their families. Activities include music, carnival games, inflatables, prizes, egg hunts, and the Easter Bunny. A variety of foods will be available for purchase through local vendors. FREE ENTRY TO NATIONAL PARKS THIS WEEKEND - It'll be free this weekend to access national parks and monuments, in honor of National Park Week, which runs April 19 - 27. Park entrance fees are waived for 133 parks out of the 401 in the National Park system. The other 268 never charge entrance fees. Free admission includes the Grand Canyon, Saguaro National Park, Organ Pipe Catus National Monument and other sites in Arizona. Read more from Tucson News Now, and view the National Park Service list of national parks.

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CPLC Dinner June 5

ward5 - April 17, 10:34 am

CPLC 34th Annual Southern Arizona Dinner (June 5)

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Desert Diamond Entertainment Center

1100 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita, AZ 85629

Please contact:  EventsTucson@CPLC.org

http://cplc.org/events/eventdetails.aspx?id=25


Veterans can learn about on-the-job opportunities at free April 22 career workshop

ward5 - April 17, 10:09 am

Veterans will explore career and job opportunities, search strategies and tools at a free workshop on Tuesday, April 8, at the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center, 2801 E. Ajo Way. The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Mary Palma, with Pima County Community Services, Employment and Training, will talk about on-the-job opportunities. To sign up or obtain more information, please call (520) 740-4646 or (520) 243-6700.

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Pima County looks to expand employer opportunities for internships this summer

ward5 - April 17, 10:06 am

Will your future workforce be skilled and ready when you lose your current employees to retirement?

What are you doing to make sure your future employees are getting the experience and training they need to keep your company competitive and successful?

For decades, Pima County has placed approximately 1,500 youth ranging in age from 14 to 21 in summer employment for 5-7 weeks depending on the availability of the students and the employers’ needs. The young people are paid minimum wage.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Boys and Girls Club

ward5 - April 17, 10:00 am

The Holmes Tuttle Boys and Girls Club, 2585 East 36th St, will hold an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, 10 am.


Bike Fest Easter Egg Hunt & Celebration

ward1 - April 16, 4:26 pm

Come join the fun on April 20th!

Bike Fest Poster

Bike Fest Poster - Español


Coming Up: Music Hall & Leo Rich

ward4 - April 16, 3:13 pm

Sesame Street Live! Make a New Friend Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies!

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