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Court Night to Address Legal Issues

Pima County Superior Court and the Pima County Bar Association are hosting an event next Tuesday, Oct. 18, that aims to educate the public about some of the top filings that appear before judges, such as divorce and child support, probate, debt, and landlord-tenant issues. The free Court Night event will be held in two sessions (4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.) at Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road.

Boo Bash Returns to Lincoln Park

The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, and more. Some of the activities include a costume parade, carnival games, and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase.

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting the event Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4-7 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Admission is free.

Houghton Road: Broadway Boulevard to 22nd Street - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The public is invited to celebrate the completion of the Houghton Road Improvement Project, from Broadway Boulevard to 22nd Street. The ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 9 a.m. in the Sun Tran Park-and-Ride lot on the northwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Houghton Road.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Chair Duane Blumberg, Tucson Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott, and other area dignitaries will be on hand to help commemorate the completion of this project.

Ride the Streetcar to Red-Blue Game Tomorrow

The Arizona Wildcats annual Red-Blue basketball scrimmage and pre-season celebration starts at 7 p.m. tomorrow at McKale Center on the University of Arizona Campus. Alumni activities include recognition of former men's basketball payers in attendance. The game also is part of Family Weekend.

McKale Center is easily accessible via the Sun Link streetcar if you're heading in from west of the university.

Commemorative Trees Available to Recognize Loved Ones (Video)

Commemorative trees are available for purchase to be dedicated in December at Pantano River Park. The trees are available through Tucson Clean & Beautiful (in cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County) for $225 each.

The price includes the tree, irrigation lines, number marker installation, name dedication at a commemorative plaza, and guaranteed replacement. Tree dedications are partially tax deductible and may be purchased to honor or remember any friend or family member.

New Artwork Debuts at Mayor's Gallery

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's office and the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona present a new exhibit produced for the Mayor’s Gallery. “City Lights: Artwork Inspired by the Nightlife of Tucson" features local artists Jerry Cagle, Jessie Shinn, Sheryl Hester, Linda Merz, and Vivian Rayford. The public gallery opening and reception is tomorrow, 4:30-6 p.m., at 255 W. Alameda St., 10th Floor.

Homeowners Now Can Apply for Lead Paint Hazard Control

The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development deparment is accepting applications for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control and Healthy Homes programs. The application is available online. The goals of the programs are to stop lead poisoning in children, improve homes, offer help to keep families healthy and safe, and help homeowners with lead problems connect with the community.

Kolb Road/Sabino Canyon Road Connection Intersection Construction

Work to build the new intersection connecting Kolb Road with the extension of Sabino Canyon Road will begin tomorrow and is scheduled to be finished by Dec. 1. During the work hours between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., at least two lanes of travel on Kolb Road will be maintained in each direction. During milling, paving and concrete work, travel on Kolb Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Parks and Recreation is Hiring

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department has job openings for recreation worker (KIDCO) and senior recreation worker (customer service). The application deadline for both jobs is tomorrow.

Each classification is "Non-Permanent," meaning incumbents may not exceed 1,300 hours per fiscal year (July 1-June 30) and are not eligible for benefits.

Follow the links below to read the job descriptions.

'Occupy Tucson' Lawsuit Against City Enters Mediation Phase

In a ruling last week, U.S. District Judge David Bury granted the City's motion for summary judgment, dismissing certain claims filed by the plaintiffs relating to the City's park permit requirements. The case dates back several years and relates to the "occupation" of Veinte de Agosto Park in Downtown Tucson, which occupiers called "Safe Park."

As part of the recent order, Judge Bury provided the parties the opportunity to attempt to resolve the remaining claims in the litigation through mediation.

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