NewsNet 03-26-15

TUCSON POLICE WORK TO KEEP SWEET 16 CELEBRATIONS SAFE - The Arizona Wildcats tonight take on Xavier in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament's Sweet 16, and the Tucson Police Department (TPD) is closing some streets to make sure the celebration is safe. University Boulevard, between Park and Euclid, will close to vehicles at 5 p.m. Nearly 100 officers will be spread out tonight near Main Gate, downtown and 4th Avenue. TPD says 600 officers were trained in the last year to deal with crowds. The Pima County Sheriff's Department, Department of Public Safety and University of Arizona Police Department will also be out on the streets. Game time is 7:17 p.m. on TBS.

CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR TO SERVE ON WORKFORCE BOARD - Director of the Office of Economic Initiatives Chris Kaselemis is one of the newest members appointed to the Pima County Workforce Investment Board. Kaselemis, who has worked for the City of Tucson for nearly 30 years, replaces City Council Member Regina Romero on the board that provides recommendations on local workforce policy and oversees the Pima County One-Stop Career Center. The other new member of the board is Molly Gilbert from Tech Parks Arizona. Read the news release.

TUCSON SYMPHONY PRESENTS YOUNGEST INTERNATIONAL PERFORMER AT TCC THIS WEEKEND - At 12 years old, Ethan Bortnick is the youngest performer ever to headline his own international concert tour, appearing in more than 200 concerts in the United States, Canada, Brazil, South Africa and Australia. The composer, pianist, and entertainer inspires audiences to dance in the aisles. Bortnick's multi-genre piano work includes the Minute Waltz, Rock Around the Clock, Lean On Me, and Crocodile Rock. Through his music, Ethan Bortnick has helped raise more than $30 million for charities focused on children. Tickets to his Saturday and Sunday Tucson Symphony Orchestra performances at the Tucson Convention Center are available at the TSO link above, or by calling (520) 882-8585.

REDUCE CLUTTER AND GO PAPERLESS WITH CITY E-BILLING - Go paperless with your Utility Services Statement. Set up an eBill account to pay your bill, get notification of your billing statement, view water usage, and read Tucson Water's newsletter.

CITY OF TUCSON IS REMOVING ABANDONED SHOPPING CARTS - If you see a shopping cart off store property, abandoned along the street, or sitting in a wash, call the City of Tucson's Environmental Services (ES) department to have it removed. You can call Customer Service at (520) 791-3171 or use the 'My-Waste'™ app and choose the Report a Problem option. Download the 'My-Waste'™ app and watch a PSA about how the program works.