Tucson Fire Department (TFD) units responded to a swift water rescue call yesterday near the intersection of South Elizabeth Drive and West Lincoln Street (near I-19 and Ajo Way) after an SUV was swept downstream and flipped over with two occupants still inside. TFD units arrived on scene and immediately set up for swift water rescue operations, including having several units respond further down the wash for a possible rescue downstream.
Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil. A workshop for retail and contracting questions will be held tomorrow, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Westside Police Service Center, 1310 W. Miracle Mile.
Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 through August (weather permitting). Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn). Tomorrow's movie is The Odd Couple (1968), starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. La Placita Village is located at 110 S. Church Ave., on the southwest corner of Broadway and Church in Downtown Tucson.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Fall 2015 Softball Leagues. Walk-in registration begins Monday at Randolph Regional Center (one day only at this location), 200 S. Alvernon Way. Beginning Tuesday, you can register in person from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 19 at the Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr. The season begins Aug. 31.
The Independent Transportation Network (ITN) is seeking volunteers to provide transportation for people (mostly over 65) who can no longer drive, either because of vision impairment or other reasons. Driving usually entails trips to doctors, dentists, medical facilities, hair salons, grocery shopping, etc. Community organizations such as churches, assisted living facilities, and health care providers may contract with ITN to provide transportation services for their members. For detailed information, visit the ITN website.
Tucson’s pavement conditions improved immensely in the past two years, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research group based out of Washington D.C. The report indicates that 32 percent of Tucson’s roadways are in poor condition, compared to two years ago when TRIP reported that 53 percent of Tucson’s streets were bad.
Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) and its partners will be conducting a mass spay/neuter clinic to alter 200 free-roaming cats. On Saturday, Aug. 8, Pima County residents who are caring for unaltered cats who live at least part time outdoors can bring them to 4000 N. Silverbell Road and have them spayed or neutered for free.
From photography to pottery, the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of classes available in the Fall 2015 Program Guide & Class Catalog, available online and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, district offices, and pools. The Program Guide has information on leisure classes, registration, and the Discount Program. The booklet also has information on recreation centers, sports programs, Tucson City Golf courses, and swimming pools.
There is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are present. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of lightning. In the latest edition of "No Bad Days With Barrett" on KGUN9, Tucson Fire Capt. Barrett Baker says when the thunder roars, go indoors.