Catch the University of Arizona spirit tomorrow (and every Friday before home football games), when Main Gate Square hosts Bear Down Friday from 5-7 p.m. A pep rally begins at 6 p.m. and features the Pride of Arizona marching band, Wilbur and Wilma, UA cheerleaders, the pom squad, and twirlers. Various UA coaches make guest appearances at each pep rally.
Reid Park Zoo’s tapir calf has started taking short excursions into his habitat, closely supervised by zookeepers and his mom. His appearances will be brief and sporadic for the next week or so. The calf was born at the end of August.
After 15 years as Director of Planning and Development Services, Ernie Duarte, has retired from the City of Tucson. Ernie has moved on to a new and exciting career and we wish him well.
Jim Mazzocco, AICP, has been appointed by Michael Ortega, City Manager, to be the Interim Director of PDSD. We will continue providing excellent customer service to the Tucson community while we are in transition.
University of Arizona football fans can ride the Sun Link streetcar to the games. Prior to the 5:22 p.m. game against the UCLA Bruins (and ESPN's College GameDay from 6-9 a.m.), fans can experience the dining, entertainment, and retail opportunities at Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and the Mercado District, and then board the streetcar to the UA from any one of the 23 stops along the 3.9-mile route. Once on campus, Arizona Stadium is a short walk from the Second Street and Cherry Avenue stop.
As part of the Campbell Avenue Streetscape Enhancement Project, crews from Pima Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are in the process of installing underground irrigation lines across Campbell Avenue between Grant Road and Glenn Street. The irrigation work is scheduled to be finished by this Friday.
The El Rio Theatre Project this weekend presents its 9th annual Shakespeare in the Park, featuring William Shakespeare's “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. In this romantic comedy, youthful idealism gets derailed by love. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket, and enjoy an evening of theatre in the park. Performances begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is hoping to fill 25 Community Service Officer positions. The job involves driving in marked police cars and responding to calls of burglary, traffic accidents, and found property. TPD will start accepting applications next Monday. To find out more about job opportunities at TPD, please visit its recruiting website.
Need a van? Maybe a pickup better fits your transportation needs? How about a digital camera, or a laptop? You can find these items and more on the City of Tucson's Public Surplus auction website. Tucson 12 recently went behind the scenes of the auction, discovering a wide variety of items you can grab for a bargain.
As part of the Campbell Avenue Streetscape Enhancement Project, crews from Pima Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin installing underground irrigation lines across Campbell Avenue between Grant Road and Glenn Street.
The irrigation work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 and be complete by Friday, September 25, 2015. During these three nights, travel on Campbell Avenue between Grant Road and Glenn Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department was recognized again for excellence in the field of parks and recreation management by achieving national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The department originally was accredited by CAPRA in October 2010. As a requirement of agency accreditation, Parks and Recreation must go through a review process every five years.
Today is National Voter Registration Day, sponsored by a group of organizations providing voter coordination and support. Volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country are taking part in a single day of coordinated field work and social media efforts to create awareness of voter registration opportunities.
Are you a teacher or educator who wants to incorporate lesson plans on water into your curriculum? Water - Use It Wisely has compiled a website that promotes classroom learning and community engagement. Share the best tools, tips, and other resources from Arizona Project WET, City of Phoenix Water Services Department, Central Arizona Project, and others.
Learn what it took to make the Sun Link streetcar a fixture in Tucson; discover the perfect place for you to take your dog off-leash; and get a front row seat to Nandi’s first birthday bash. Those stories are featured in the latest edition of Tucson City News in Review, produced by Tucson 12.