The Tucson Police Department will hold another Coffee with a Cop event next week. There is no planned agenda, other than a simple time to ask questions, voice concerns, and meet the police officers who serve the area. The gathering will take place from 9-11 a.m. at Starbucks at Park Place Mall (northwest side).
Tucson Water is seeking an experienced Water System Operator in the Instrumentation & Control Section of potable, reclaimed water systems. Rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays are mandatory. Experience and certifications are required. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31.
Ever wonder how many permits the City of Tucson issues?
Planning and Development Services provides monthly reports regarding every new commercial and residential permit we issue. You can find up to date information and recent permit history at the following link:
The City of Tucson is seeking a proven leader who can inspire the confidence of the community and police officers as Tucson's Police Chief. The successful candidate will be committed to using current data-driven policing strategies and applying the principles of community policing to reduce crime and deliver a high level of police services to all residents of Tucson. Qualified candidates should apply by Aug.
The Second Chance Coalition is hosting a job fair next week for people with criminal histories who want to work. The coalition, co-founded by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Federal Magistrate Judge Charles Pyle, provides employment opportunities for those overcoming a difficult past and wanting to establish a prosperous future.
The job fair will be held next Wednesday, 1:30-4:30 p.m., at the Tucson Convention Center's Apache Ballroom.
A recent survey from the City of Tucson's Environmental Services (ES) department found that approximately 90 percent of Tucsonans regularly set out their blue barrels for recycling, but 20 percent of the material put in barrels is not recyclable.
Movies in the Park concludes for the summer tomorrow at Reid Park with a free showing of The Princess Bride at dusk. Residents are invited to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the movie at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way.
Pre-movie events begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music, jumping castles, balloon animals, and arts and crafts exhibits. Popcorn, soda, and food truck vendors also will be available for an additional charge.
Money from the voter-approved, $100 million, five-year Road Recovery street bond program in 2012 already has improved more than 116 miles of roadway, and the work continues to improve additional streets. The bond money pays for repaving, while the bigger widening projects are funded by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), a 20-year program approved by voters in 2006.
Last night's storm was a torrent in many parts of town and people are still cleaning up messes caused by wind and flooding. Is there a new pothole you discovered? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk? You can report these issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the best meteor shows of the summer takes place this week when the Perseid meteor shower hits the Northern Hemisphere. Up to 100 shooting stars an hour should be visible in the northeast sky (weather permitting). USA Today's 10 Best lists Tucson as the second best city to view the meteors, right behind Kielder Forest, England.
When you take a trip to Reid Park Zoo, you might overlook some of the animals. In the latest edition of “Zoo News” on Tucson 12, learn about some very deserving animals that have interesting adaptations you might not know about.
Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 through the end of this month (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 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), starring Gregory Peck. La Placita Village is located at 110 S. Church Ave., on the southwest corner of Broadway and Church in Downtown Tucson.
Tucson City Court hosted its first-ever Warrant Day Saturday, clearing up more than 200 cases and collecting $13,325 in fines and fees. Of 210 defendants, 117 took plea offers and 93 were given new court dates, said Court Administrator Christopher Hale.
Warrant Day was created to help deal with a backlog of 40,000 warrants. Most were for failure to appear in court. Prosecutors worked out plea deals for people who set up payment plans and agreed to attend any classes or counseling that may be required.
Tucson Water anticipates no contamination issues from the Animas River near Silverton, Colorado. A contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency last week accidentally released 3 million gallons of wastewater into the river. The source of the contamination is an abandoned gold mine and includes heavy metals such as lead and arsenic. While the Animas River is a tributary to the Colorado River - the principal source of water for Tucson - Tucson Water officials do not expect local water contamination issues.