The World Boxing Organization's No. 1 world-rated featherweight Oscar Valdez, who grew up in Tucson, will face Ernie Sanchez in the main event of Top Rank Boxing's card tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). The 10-round bout will round out the evening that also includes an undercard featuring middleweights and welterweights.
The Sun Link streetcar will transform into the Polar Express (or the Pueblo Express) tomorrow. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus along with their jolly elves to sing some classic Christmas carols.
Ring in the holiday season starting at 5 p.m. at the Mercado stop on Avenida del Convento, where kids and parents can make paper snowflakes to decorate the inside of the streetcar. The Polar Express will be leaving the station at 6 p.m. sharp with limited space available.
The Street Fair already is underway, and 2nd Saturdays (with a Christmas theme) is tomorrow, starting with events at 10 a.m. and running through the late evening.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) currently has multiple vacancies for public safety dispatcher within the Communications Division. The position involves skilled radio communications, including dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls for service. It requires the dispatcher to relay critical information via a radio system to public safety personnel who are dispatched on calls for service.
CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ROADWAY SCHEDULED TO BEGIN
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and the Tucson-based Ashton Co., are pleased to announce the start of work to extend Sabino Canyon Road south of Tanque Verde Road to Kolb Road.
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will be upgrading electrical transmission lines as part of a road project on State Highway 86, and the work will affect water service. The lines serve a Tucson Water booster station that provides service to approximately 3,600 customers. Water service to those customers will be interrupted from 8 p.m. tomorrow until 5 a.m. Saturday.
The affected area generally is west of Kinney Road, south to about Drexel Road, and west and northwest of San Joaquin Road.
The Fourth Avenue Winter 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.
Reid Park Zoo's annual display of Christmas lights will help put you in the holiday spirit, with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling snow, and Santa. Light displays, animal-themed light sculptures, and thousands of sparkling bulbs are part of the Zoo Lights holiday tradition.
Camel and carousel rides are open during the event for an additional fee. Free cookies are provided each night, and hot cocoa is available for $1.
The Tucson Regional Ballet and Tucson Symphony Orchestra present A Southwest Nutcracker this Saturday and Sunday at the Tucson Convention Center's (TCC) Tucson Music Hall. The classical ballet translates the traditional Nutcracker to Tucson in the 1880s, complete with coyotes, cavalry, and rattlesnakes.
With overnight temperatures expected to return to the 30s this weekend, the Tucson Fire Department is urging people to be careful when heating their homes.
Capt. Barrett Baker says space heaters should be placed at least 3 feet from anything flammable and not be plugged into extension cords or left unattended.
He also suggests you check and change your furnace filter 3-4 times during the season and keep the area around the furnace clean and unobstructed. It's also a good idea to have working carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night unanimously approved an urban agriculture text amendment to the City’s Unified Development Code. It reduces barriers to raising backyard chickens and growing vegetable gardens, and it clarifies rules for community gardens and farmers markets. The amendment sets maximums on the number of animals allowed, based on lot size. The newly-adopted rules will come back for reconsideration after two years.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night passed several revisions to the Tucson Code that regulates the use of City parks, sidewalks, and the provision of services to homeless in the community.
Under the new rules, groups will need a permit to sell or distribute food at parks and nearby sidewalks. Permits will not be needed for distributing water, nor will they be required on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
After a nationwide recruitment, the City of Tucson has three finalists for the position of director of Tucson Water. The finalists were recommended by an assessment panel of water stakeholders representing citizens, City staff, and water and infrastructure professionals.
The 6th annual Veterans Conference will be held Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Tucson Police Department's Westside Service Center, 131 W. Miracle Mile.
The Small Business Development Center's (SBDC) Arizona Chapter, the City of Tucson, and other sponsors will offer speakers, success stories, and an expo room filled with more than 20 resources for veterans.