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ICYMI: City Court Closed Part of This Week

Tucson City Court is closed for business today and tomorrow to transition to a new case management system, Arizona Judicial Automated Case System (AJACS). Full court operations will resume Wednesday.

Tucson City Court will be the largest volume court in the Arizona court system to transition to AJACS and will be converting approximately 440,000 open cases to the new system. Adjudicated cases that met the electronic records retention period will not be part of the transition.

Bee Season Underway in Tucson

The Tucson Fire Department dealt with seven bee swarm incidents over the weekend, and a few people were stung.

"Our call volume for bee-related calls skyrockets during the month of April," said Tucson Fire Capt. Barrett Baker. During an attack, "cover up your face as much as possible, because if it is a true attack they're going to be stinging you - eyes, nose, mouth, ears - so try to pull something over your face to give yourself that protection."

Campbell Avenue Streetscape Enhancement Project Resumes Next Week

As part of the Campbell Avenue Streetscape Enhancement Project, crews from Pima Paving and Tucson Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin installing decorative stamped asphalt crosswalks at several locations on Campbell Avenue between Fort Lowell Road and Grant Road. The work is scheduled to begin Monday and be finished by the middle of May.

Conserve2Enhance Grants Available for Restoring Urban Washes

Conserve2Enhance (C2E) grants are available to local organizations working to improve urban waterways and riparian habitats throughout the Tucson region. C2E will give priority consideration to projects that benefit important riparian areas, emphasize partnerships and community access to green space, and feature strong long-term stewardship commitments.

There will be a grant workshop on April 6, and the application deadline is May 2.

'MocktoberFest' This Weekend

"MoctoberFest" will be held tomorrow at Mercado San Agustin, just west of Interstate 10, on Avenida del Convento. The 4 p.m.-midnight event features music, a circus, parade, aerial artists, food, crafts, a photo booth, vaudevillians, magic, and more.

The Mercado is easily accessible via the Sun Link streetcar. The stop is at the western terminus of the nearly 4-mile route. Admission is $5, but kids 10 and under are free.

Major Grocer to Become Part of City's Food Scrap Collection Program

Fry’s Food Stores will add commercial food scrap collection at all Tucson stores through the City of Tucson’s FoodCycle Program. A formal announcement will be made by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Fry’s at 7812 E. Speedway Blvd. The addition of the Fry’s stores will bring the number of Tucson food scrap collection locations to 50.

Fourth Avenue Street Fair Begins Tomorrow

The Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair opens tomorrow and runs through Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., each day. The event takes place on Fourth Avenue between Ninth Street and University Boulevard.

The street fair includes more than 400 arts and crafts booths, more than 35 food vendors, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, and a hands-on art pavilion for kids. There also will be face painting, balloons, demonstrations, sidewalk entertainment, and other activities.

Interactive Maps Provide Valuable Information About Tucson

ZoomTucson is an interactive mapping site that allows citizens to find government information and services, such as political representatives, trash and recycling collection schedules, zoning, and school boundaries. ZoomTucson's clean and simple map interface allows users to search by an address or click on a location to display a wealth of information. It's also good for people interested in moving to Tucson.

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