The Pima County Health Department reports eight instances in recent weeks where people or pets may have had contact with rabid wildlife in public and busy places. In seven of those cases, the animal involved tested positive for the virus.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting its annual summer track and field and road races throughout June and July.
Track and field events will be held every Tuesday, June 7 through July 19, at Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima St. Road races are every Thursday, June 9 through July 21, at various locations.
Ward 3 Tucson City Council Member Karin Uhlich announced via email yesterday that she will not run for another term. Her current term doesn't expire until late next year, but Uhlich said she wants to allow any potential candidates for the job to have plenty of time for campaigning.
"I will fulfill my next 18 months of service with sustained energy and focus," she said. "Then, after 12 years in office, I’ll proudly step aside and support the incoming Council Member as she/he enters this fulfilling and privileged role serving the public."
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the City of Tucson yesterday in a case over how much authority the City has to regulate a downtown homeless encampment. The court lifted an injunction issued by the U.S. District Court in December that kept the City from enforcing a policy about what possessions a person may have while sitting on a sidewalk in the downtown area.
While the injunction was in place, the Mayor and Tucson City Council approved a new law defining what possessions may be kept on the sidewalk.
With the National Weather Service predicting high temperatures around 100 degrees for the next couple of days, it's a good time to get a refresher on heat safety, especially staying hydrated when outdoors.
In the Tucson 12 video below, the Tucson Fire Department offers other tips on staying safe in the heat.
Visit Downtown Tucson this weekend and enjoy live music, street performers, restaurants, and street vendors at 2nd Saturdays Downtown.
A free showing of "Toy Story 3" begins at 7:15 p.m. outside of the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum at the Historic Downtown Depot, 414 N. Toole Ave.
You can use the Sun Link streetcar to easily move through the downtown area.
If you'd like to track the streetcar and you have a smartphone, you're in luck. The Tucson Streetcar Tracker, developed by Dallan Porter at the University of Arizona, is useful if you want to figure out how long it will take for the streetcar to show up at the stop where you're waiting.
The app was developed using open data provided by Sun Link.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council met in Executive Session yesterday to discuss a lease agreement between a proposed new hockey team and the Tucson Convention Center and scheduled a vote for next Tuesday.
A public memorial will be held Saturday for Ann Day, a former Pima County supervisor and state senator who was killed last weekend in a car crash. The memorial will take place at 10 a.m. at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road. Day helped develop that park through a public-private partnership.
The driver of the vehicle that caused the crash has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and driving under the influence.