Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 through the end of this month. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn).
Tomorrow's movie is “A Streetcar Named Desire” (2003), starring Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, and Kim Hunter.
Lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Escalante Road from Wilmot Road to Kolb Road will begin on Thursday, August 11, 2016, weather permitting. Once the utility covers are lowered, crews from Borderland Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin removing asphalt and prepping the subgrade for paving. Crews will work Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with some Saturday work planned.
Heavy rain associated with Tropical Storm Javier flooded parts of Tucson this morning, leaving several cars stranded and in need of help from the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) as fast-moving currents quickly swamped roads and flooded underpasses and washes. More than 2 inches of rain was reported in some parts of the city. As TFD stresses during thunderstorms, "Turn Around, Don't Drown."
City Manager Michael Ortega yesterday held a retreat with the Mayor and Tucson City Council to begin discussions of goals, focus, and capital reinvestment needs for city infrastructure. Goals for the coming year include employee compensation and retention, economic development, and customer service.
The city needs about $1.2 billion to reinvest in parks, public safety, and road repair.
Yesterday's retreat was the initial discussion on capital reinvestment needs. City leaders will invite stakeholders to help prioritize the needs list.
Harvesting that monsoon rain is now more affordable; nearly 900 students soaked up lessons on groundwater, conservation and more; and the City of Tucson offers sandbags to help with flood control. Those stories are featured in the latest edition of In Tucson, produced by Tucson 12.
The sixth annual Southeast Arizona Birding Festival runs this Thursday through Monday, Aug. 11-15. Hosted by the Tucson Audubon Society, the festival based at Arizona Riverpark Inn, 777 W. Cushing St., will include field trips to more than 20 bird-watching hotspots in the region, workshops, presentations by speakers, and social gatherings. There is a $15 registration fee and additional fees for field trips and other activities.
Tucson Water is the winner of the "Utility of the Future Today" joint recognition program. The program, created by the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and WateReuse, with support from the EPA, acknowledges industry leaders in resource recovery, watershed protection, culture change, and community partnering.
During a time of company downsizing, Caterpillar says it chose Tucson to relocate a division to rebuild and grow it's core business. In an interview with the Arizona Daily Star, Caterpillar Inc. Vice President Tom Bluth said local governments were a major reason Tucson was selected for the new site.
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.
Road workers are working two shifts (24 hours a day) Sundays through Fridays as part of the Stone Avenue-Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project. Crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), have started reconstructing the Speedway Boulevard and Stone Avenue intersection. Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 22.
Come and catch Pokémon at Reid Park Zoo tomorrow, 7-10 p.m. Trainers can capture Pokémon, meet other players, and learn tips and tricks from local Pokémon GO pros. Meanwhile, guests can enjoy music, face painting, caricatures, and more. Lures will be activated in the Pokémon GO app at several different locations in the Zoo approximately every 30 minutes.
Regular admission prices apply, but dress in Pokémon cosplay and get discounted member prices, even if you’re not a member of the Zoo.