The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is recognizing one its officers for her bravery in saving the life of a 43-year-old man she found lying on the railroad tracks last month near West Speedway Boulevard and Interstate 10. On its Facebook page, TPD honored Officer Alexandra Rambaran for her bravery and demonstration of the TPD Values of Service Orientation, Leadership and Professionalism.
The Midvale Park Neighborhood Association is partnering with other groups to conduct a coordinated cleanup of the West Branch of the Santa Cruz River, area washes, and easements. Volunteers should meet at Grijalva Elementary School Cafeteria (1795 W. Drexel Road) at 7:30 a.m. Saturday for a free breakfast and cleanup location assignments.
Bat enthusiasts can learn more about the lives of Mexican free-tailed bats and watch hundreds of bats emerge from their daytime roosts under the Campbell Avenue Bridge over the Rillito River. Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation is offering the bat viewing tomorrow at sundown at 4200 N. Campbell Ave. Naturalists and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, and family-friendly activities also will be offered. For more information, please call (520) 724-5220.
Tucson Water offers free toilets to qualifying low-to-moderate-income households. The rebate program offers free replacement of older toilets that consume 3.5 or more gallons per flush. Toilets qualifying for replacement typically are manufactured before 1991. The date of manufacture is generally stamped inside the tank or lid of the toilet.
The City of Tucson is offering the business community a Tax Amnesty Program. This rare opportunity allows Tucson business owners to submit delinquent sales tax or license fees without penalty and reduced interest on delinquent balances. This is also an opportunity for unlicensed Tucson businesses to get licensed without penalty.
The amnesty period began last Tuesday and will run through the end of next month. During the last Tax Amnesty Program in 2009, 598 businesses participated.
Work began today on asphalt repairs on 22nd Street, from Pantano Road to Sarnoff Drive, in preparation for the final paving on 22nd Street. The repairs are scheduled to be finished by this Friday. Crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will work from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, and there will be 24-hour lane restrictions. At least one lane in each direction will be maintained during the work.
While dreams of the Sun Link streetcar began some time ago, the official groundbreaking was in 2010, with passenger service beginning in 2014.
In this Tucson 12 video, learn why Tucsonans are enjoying the new fixture in their city more than a year after launch.
The El Rio Theatre Project will present its 9th annual Shakespeare in the Park, with William Shakespeare's “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. In this exuberant and romantic comedy, youthful idealism gets derailed by love. Performances begin Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., and the complete schedule can be found online.
When moving time comes, typically around the end of the month and the end of University of Arizona semesters, people occasionally dump their trash where it doesn't belong. Property owners are responsible for trash cleanup of items dumped on their property and abutting areas.
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS – MANHOLE REPAIR
On Wednesday, September 9, 2015 and Thursday, September 10, 2015, Stone Avenue at Elm Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction as work crews repair a manhole in the center of the intersection. Eastbound and westbound left turns from Elm Street to Stone Avenue will be prohibited during the work. Work hours and travel lane restrictions will be in place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin asphalt repairs on 22nd Street from Pantano Road to Sarnoff Drive in preparation for the final paving on 22nd Street. The repairs are scheduled to be complete by Friday, September 11, 2015. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with 24 hour travel lane restrictions. At least one travel lane in each direction will be maintained during this work.
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Starting tomorrow, Sun Tran will add Routes 11 and 29 to the limited Saturday schedule, which will run from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The two routes will operate in addition to recently-added Routes 8, 16, and 18.
Meanwhile, Sun Tran will run the same limited weekday schedule available during the work stoppage on Labor Day. There will be service on Routes 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 16, 18, 25 and 29, from approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Reid Park Zoo’s Baird’s tapir, Contessa, gave birth to a male calf last Saturday. The calf appears healthy, is nursing regularly, and is becoming more active. Mother and baby will remain behind the scenes for approximately three weeks to gain strength and to bond with minimal stress. Contessa’s pregnancy lasted approximately 13 months. The calf has not been named yet.