Today marks the first day of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. The Tucson Police Department's (TPD) Financial Crimes Unit is offering daily tips on the TPD Facebook page to provide fraud prevention strategies related to taxes.
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The 22nd annual Dillinger Days returns to Hotel Congress in Downtown Tucson to mark the time in 1934 when the Tucson Police Department captured and arrested John Dillinger, who was the most wanted outlaw at the time.
The celebration begins tonight with the sold out Speakeasy fundraiser for the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation. That event will feature live music, a 1930s costume contest, whiskey and beer tastings, cigars, memorabilia from the era, and more.
Reid Park Zoo is hosting another Teddy Bear Clinic tomorrow, 9:30-11:30 a.m., sponsored by Arizona Oncology. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the Zoo for a checkup, create a healthy certificate for your stuffed friend, and learn how veterinarians care for animals at the Zoo.
Activities are included with regular admission.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday discussed the decision to move Code Enforcement and graffiti abatement operations to Environmental Services. The change is expected to provide significant operational efficiencies. The departmental reorganization, a hiring freeze, and retirement incentives are part of the City's efforts to address long-term funding solutions.
Volunteers are needed for Saturday's Beat Back Buffelgrass Day. The goal is to help slow the spread of the non-native weed, which poses a severe fire hazard and a deadly threat to native vegetation.
Organizers of the event, hosted by the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center, will guide volunteers in removing buffelgrass from neighborhoods, roads, washes, and schools.
Last week's "Stuff the Bus" food drive collected nearly 26,000 pounds of food for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Donors brought items such as canned soups, boxed cereals, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, canned meats, and even cash. The event, which took place at an east side apartment complex, was sponsored by Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News, and HSL Properties.
The City of Tucson's Information Technology Department (ITD) is responsible for a myriad of items in the City, including communications towers, desktop computers, and dispatch.
Tucson 12 has an inside look at the people and the responsibilities of ITD.
OPTICAL VEHICLE DETECTION CAMERA INSTALLATION
On Monday, January 25, 2016, Contractor’s West, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin installing Optical Vehicle Detection (OVD) cameras at 12 various signalized intersections within the City of Tucson. Work hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The traveling public can anticipate lane restrictions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The City of Tucson is hosting the second of three public meetings this month to allow the community and business leaders to discuss a proposal to require all businesses in city limits to offer sick time to their employees.
The Earned Sick & Safe Time meeting runs tomorrow from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Ward 6 Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St. The final meeting will be Jan. 28 at the Ward 2 Council Office, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd.
Chris Magnus spent his first day yesterday as chief of the Tucson Police Department (TPD) meeting staff and speaking with reporters.
The former police chief of Richmond, California is booked with meetings in his early days at TPD, but says he plans to get out and meet his command staff, officers, and the community to learn more about Tucson. Once he learns about the department’s strengths, resources and challenges, Magnus says he will be in a stronger position to set priorities, establish goals, and address needs.
Living Streets Alliance is again partnering with the City of Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program and the Pima Association of Governments to give away bike lights to people without them. Not only do bike lights improve visibility for both cyclists and others on the street – it's the law that bicyclists have them.