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Mouth Mobile

The Healthy Mouth Movement (HMM) is a community giving initiative launched by Aspen Dental practices in 2014 to deliver free dental care to thousands of people in need in communities across the U.S. and to provide oral health education to millions more.

Restaurants and Retail to Fill New Spaces at West Side Mercado

Mercado San Agustin, west of downtown Tucson, is expanding, doubling the number of locally owned small businesses along Avenida del Convento. Under construction just south of the Mercado, MSA Annex will feature stores and restaurants housed inside of modified shipping containers.

Some of the new businesses will include a bar with craft beer and wine, a plant-based burger shop, a ramen noodle food truck, an ice cream store, a clothing boutique, an urban bike shop, and more.

Enjoy 2nd Saturdays Downtown Tomorrow Night

Visit Downtown Tucson this weekend and enjoy live music, street performers, restaurants, and street vendors at 2nd Saturdays Downtown.

The main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street opens tomorrow at 6 p.m. with performances from Odaiko Sonora, Key Ingredients of African Soul, and Santa Pachita.

You can use the Sun Link streetcar to move easily through the downtown area.

43rd Annual Spring Fling Carnival Starts Today

Spring Fling is the largest student-run carnival in the nation, attracting more than 25,000 visitors each year. As usual, this year's event will feature carnival games, rides, and a variety of food booths.

Located on the east side of the University of Arizona Mall, the carnival runs tonight from 4-11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds benefit student organizations.

Sixth Street - Country Club Road to Euclid Avenue Crack Seal Project Next Week

Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will conduct crack seal work next week on Sixth Street from Country Club Road to Euclid Avenue. The work will begin on Monday and is scheduled to be finished by next Friday, April 14. Work hours will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.

Travel restrictions will be in place, and motorists can expect delays when driving in the work zone. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for work crews in the area.

Northbound Alvernon Way/Golf Links Road Overhead Sign Replacement

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, beginning at 3 a.m., travel lane restrictions will be in place on northbound Alvernon Way/Golf Links Road to allow crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division to remove and replace overhead directional signage. The work is scheduled to be complete in about 10 hours.

At least one lane of travel will remain open during the work. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work zone. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for work crews in the area.

 

 

Sixth Street - Country Club Road to Euclid Avenue Crack Seal Project

Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will conduct crack seal work on Sixth Street from Country Club Road to Euclid Avenue. This work will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete by Friday, April 14, 2017. Work hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Travel lane restrictions will be in place during this work. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work zone. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for work crews in the area.

 

Resolve Outstanding Warrants at Saturday Event

Tucson City Court will hold a Warrant Resolution Day this Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. Individuals with warrants, or those who recently have missed court dates on criminal traffic or criminal misdemeanor cases, can come to the court starting at 8 a.m. on a walk-in basis to see a judge regarding their City Court warrant. The court is located at 103 E. Alameda St.

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

The Tucson Office of Emergency Management is a partner with the Pima County Office of Emergency Management in the Pima County Citizen Alert program. The mass notification system is designed to quickly and reliably push emergency messages to electronic devices, making it the mobile tool for keeping you informed and safe.

Police Warn of Fake Kidnapping Scam

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) and other local law enforcement agencies have received several reports of a familiar phone scam where the caller gives details that can be frightening.

Callers are pretending to be a family member in distress. Another person then takes the phone and advises they have kidnapped the family member and a ransom must be paid. Victims are provided information on how to obtain prepaid cards or other means of sending amounts of $5,000 or more.

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