The Tucson Comic Convention this weekend is celebrating its 8th annual Comic Con at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). The three-day event includes guests from the comic book industry, as well as local creators. The convention opens Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., but there is a preview night from 4-7 p.m. tonight for those who buy full weekend tickets to the all-ages event.
Starting tomorrow at 7 a.m., crews from Union Pacific Railroad will close 22nd Street at the railroad crossing, located just west of Euclid Avenue at Santa Rita Park. The closure is scheduled to be in place until Sunday at 6 p.m. The closure will allow crews to replace track and install new concrete panels.
Message boards are warning motorists of the closure, and delays are expected. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.
Residents have their final chance this weekend to comment on a proposed memorial for victims of the Jan. 8, 2011 shootings in Tucson that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The January 8 Memorial Foundation and architects from Chee Salette Architecture Office want to hear from people on a wide range of issues involving the memorial at El Presidio Park, including refining the concept design, materials to be used, and landscaping.
Visit Reid Park Zoo this month for Nature Play Sundays. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each Sunday in November, the Zoo will have a play area set up near the Conservation Learning Center for kids to dig, build, splash, and more. Sand pits, water tables, building blocks, and tools will be provided.
Activities are free with regular Zoo admission, and no registration is required. If you’re not familiar with the location of the Conservation Learning Center, ask for a map when you arrive.
The City of Tucson is no longer processing citations through the Traffic Safety Camera Program in response to the apparent passage of Proposition 201. Current election results show that 65 percent of voters approved the referendum to end the red light cameras and photo enforcement vans. The change became effective at midnight yesterday.
While the election will not be certified until later this month, City Manager Michael Ortega decided to end the citations immediately.
As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, crews tomorrow will repave sections of Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue. During the repaving work, the curb lane of northbound Sixth Avenue will be closed to traffic, as will the curb lane of eastbound Sixth Street. The work will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Century Link is continuing work to relocate its existing facilities located within project limits.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night approved plans for a new grocery store at the southwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Rosemont Boulevard. The plan calls for a 60,000-square-foot, 30-foot-tall grocery store and six smaller, 4,800-square-foot shops.
The small strip mall and a produce stand that currently stand in the area will be demolished.
Approximately 50 conditions were attached to the rezoning.
With an 80 percent misuse in child safety seats, the Tucson Police Department steps in to educate parents; the Los Reales Landfill has loads to celebrate; and meet Toliver, the newest addition to Reid Park Zoo. Those stories are in the latest edition of Tucson City News in Review, produced by Tucson 12.
With thousands of votes outstanding, it appears voters in the City of Tucson yesterday re-elected four incumbents on the Tucson City Council. Democrats Regina Romero, Paul Cunningham, and Shirley Scott each won new terms. Democratic Mayor Jonathan Rothschild won a second term with no opponent.
Early results show voters yesterday chose to get rid of red light cameras in city limits. As of this morning, 65 percent of voters approved Proposition 201. However, the fixed red light cameras and mobile photo speed enforcement vans will remain in place and operational until the election results are certified on Nov. 17.
Meanwhile, Pima County reports that a software problem projected the wrong number of precincts reporting results last night, and there are about 20,000 remaining ballots to be tabulated.