HIGH-SPEED STREETCAR TESTING BEGINS ALONG UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD - This week, the City's Sun Link Streetcar will undergo tests at speeds of up to 42 m.p.h. in order to check its braking systems. It has three braking systems: disc brakes, a magnetic brake, and regenerative braking, which can be compared to a truck using its engine brake. The testing runs from Sunday to possibly Thursday. No parking is allowed on University Boulevard from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m., and no traffic is allowed after 8 p.m. From KOLD/KMSB.
DEPORTATION PROTESTS STRAIN TPD PATROLS - Last Friday, two protests condemning the federal government's deportation program, "Operation Streamline," erupted at the same time, at two locations in the City of Tucson. During the five hours the protests went on, nearly 100 Tucson Police Department Officers were dispatched to both locations. Tucson Police Public Information Officer, Sgt. Chris Widmer, says many of those officers were pulled from patrols throughout the city straining the department's ability to protect the residents of Tucson. From KVOA.
IN LAWSUIT, DEVELOPER CLAIMS COUNTY VIOLATED HIS 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS - Developer Michael Farley is alleging Pima County cost him and his investment group millions when it pulled out of a deal to reroute Valencia Road near Kolb Road. Farley said the move was retaliation over his political activity during the 2012 election, when he backed an unsuccessful campaign against incumbent county supervisors. The lawsuit contends that the county's vindictive actions violated Farley's right to free speech and to petition. From the Star.
THIS THURSDAY: HEALTH FAIR AT ARMORY PARK CENTER - The City's Parks & Rec. department, in conjunction with Walgreen's, encourages everyone to attend the Health Fair at the Armory Park Center this Thursday, October 17th. The event will feature free blood pressure checks and health screenings, as well as nutrition counseling and giveaways. Flu, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations will be given by Walgreen's. Walgreen's will honor most insurance. Call your local Walgreen's to check about your insurance as each company has different plans. Bring your insurance card to receive your flu vaccination. Without your insurance card, the cost for a flu vaccination is $25. This event is free and open to the public.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: CAMERA OPERATOR, TUCSON 12 - Tucson 12, the City's government channel, is seeking a pool of qualified candidates to assist with camera operation for Mayor & Council, community meetings and studio production; as well as location field production and video editing on an intermittent and as needed basis. This non-permanent position may be assigned to other work by assisting with studio and location production.