The Loft Cinema's ninth annual Kids Fest is underway and features a free, family-friendly film every morning this week, including a special sing-a-long film on Saturday. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. for pre-show games, live performances, giveaways, popcorn, and surprises. The Loft Cinema is a nonprofit organization and the popular Kids Fest is hosted by Trail Dust Town.
The swift reporting and abatement of graffiti discourages future vandalism, so when you see graffiti report it immediately. Graffiti Protective Coatings and the City of Tucson have a smartphone application for reporting graffiti. MyTucson is a free download on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. You can also report graffiti by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling (520)792-2489 and choosing option 1.
You are invited to attend public presentations on two proposals for the Ronstadt Transit Center Joint Development Project.
Each proposal team will share its ideas for mixed‐use development with transit. Each presentation will be followed by Questions & Answers. Comment Cards will also be available.
If you need additional information beyond that provided below, contact Rebecca Ruopp, City of Tucson, Office of Integrated Planning: Email: Rebecca.Ruopp@tucsonaz.gov Phone: (520) 837-6973 or main office line (520) 791‐4675.
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Beginning tonight, crews from Borderland Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will close the intersection of Houghton Rd. and 22nd St. The initial plan to upgrade the water lines at the intersection called for three weeks' worth of work that would close various travel lanes at various times. By completely closing the intersection, crews will be able to expedite the improvements and complete the work in three days rather than three weeks. Adjacent businesses will still be accessible during this project.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will be providing a presentation on traffic stop demographics at the monthly meeting of the Citizen's Police Advisory Review Board (CPARB) next Tuesday at the Ward 6 Office, 3202 E. First St. Please enter through the south entrance of the building after 5 p.m. CPARB meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
Ride the Sun Link streetcar and enjoy the KXCI Presents: Sun Link Summer in the City Concert Series, a live concert inside a streetcar. The series features concerts throughout the months of June, July and August. The next concert will take place tomorrow night, featuring music from the young, local blues artist Roman Barten-Sherman. Passengers can attend the concert by boarding the streetcar at the stop on Avenida del Convento and Congress (across from Mercado San Agustin) at 7 p.m.
Teams from the Mexican Pacific League will be returning to Tucson Oct. 1-4 for the fifth annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta presented by Cox. This year the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregon, Aguilas de Mexicali, and the Cañeros de Los Mochis will face off at the City's Hi Corbett Field. "Hi Corbett has the feeling of home to a tremendous amount of baseball fans in the Tucson area," said Mexican Baseball Fiesta President Mike Feder. Ticket go on sale Sept.
Citing an overwhelming demand by fans, Janet Jackson has added 27 new shows to her Unbreakable World Tour, including a stop at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Tickets for the January 19 concert go on sale this Monday, July 20 at the TCC Ticket Office and Ticketmaster. Special presale access is available now through July 19 for American Express Card members and fans who pre-order the artist's album at janetjackson.com.
The intersection of Houghton Road and 22nd Street will be temporarily closed in order to complete waterline relocation and major construction work in the intersection as quickly as possible and avoid prolonged travel restrictions.
Signage indicating detour routes and segments of Houghton Road and 22nd Street that will be open to local traffic only will be in place to help guide traffic.
On Monday, July 20, 2015, crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the pavement conditions on Country Club Road from Speedway Boulevard to Aviation Parkway.
Crews will begin the project with the lowering of manhole covers and water valve covers. Lowering the utility covers is scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The City's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is accepting wait list applications for public housing programs, including the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. All applications must be completed online through the application portal and will be accepted until further notice. Public notice is provided in English and Spanish and information on the City's website can be translated into multiple languages.
The University of Arizona, in conjunction with Tucson Water, seeks 620 Tucson Water customers for an online research survey about how to effectively communicate about water conservation rebate programs. This survey is estimated to take no more than 20 minutes and participation is completely voluntary.
The Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is inviting the public to identify and discuss transit priorities to guide regional efforts in transit planning and investments. Input will help guide development of a regional transit vision for PAG's 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and future regional planning processes. You can submit your opinions online through tomorrow.
Are you looking for some family-friendly entertainment on Friday nights over the summer? Movies in the Park, a Tucson summer staple since 2003, returns Friday to Reid Park with a free showing of Frozen at dusk. Residents are invited to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy a free movie every other Friday 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.