Vice Mayor Paul Cunningham
Sun Tran and KGUN 9 News are partnering again this holiday season for the annual “Stuff-the-Bus” event benefitting the Salvation Army’s Christmas Gift Distribution Program. This year Sun Link will be a part of the annual event by stuffing a streetcar. Tucsonans are encouraged to donate new unwrapped toys for children ages 0-12; cash donations will also be accepted. This year’s event will be held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, December 12, at the following locations:
The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Fire Department may be conducting training fires on the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th of December 2014, between the hours of 0600 and 2300 hours.
The bank protection project on East Wrightstown Road scheduled for Friday, December 5, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., has been postponed due to inclement weather. Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will conduct the bank protection work when the saturated wash bank has dried out. The work will take place on the south side of East Wrightstown Road between Sarnoff Drive and Camino Seco.
The public is invited to attend an open house for the Houghton Road Corridor Projects. This is part of the overall Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan to improve Houghton Road from Tanque Verde Road to Interstate 10.
Monday, December 8, 2014
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Pantano Christian Church, 1755 S. Houghton Road
On Friday, December 5, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will be conducting bank protection work on the south side of East Wrightstown Road between Sarnoff Drive and Camino Seco.
From my friend and colleague, Richard Fimbres:
On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Felipe Lundin passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and his beloved wife, Donna. His family extends their appreciation to the community for their thoughts and prayers over the past few weeks.
In support of safe, visible and lawful bicycle riding, the City of Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and Pima Association of Governments will partner with Living Streets Alliance to put on “Light the Night,” a bike light distribution and bicycle safety education campaign. Each month at different locations across the region, teams of volunteers distribute free front and rear light sets to people on bikes spotted riding without them.
Since October, more than 400 light sets and 65 free helmets for youth have been distributed to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety.
From Barrett Baker at the Tucson Fire Department:
In Tucson, we generally have Summer,Winter, and very little in between. We can be challenged by going from near 90 degree high temperatures one week and lows in the 30’s just days later. As the need for warming the house increases, so can the dangers associated with fireplaces, furnaces, and space heaters. Below are a few reminders as you heat up while the temperatures drop.
This Sunday, November 2nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., thousands of fun-loving folks from across the region will take part in Tucson’s seventh open streets event – Cyclovia Tucson.
From Chis Widmer, Tucson Police Department
Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News, and Sam Levitz Furniture have partnered to sponsor a one-day “Stuff-the-Bus” event benefitting EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Abuse. The event, which will be held on Friday, October 17, helps promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A Sun Tran bus will be located at Sam Levitz Furniture’s eastside location at 100 North Pantano Road. Donations will be accepted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ITN Greater Tucson is a 501(c)(3) non-profit transportation alternative providing rides for seniors 60 and older 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also provide rides for adults of any age with limited vision. ITN Greater Tucson is a part of a national organization, ITN America, which supports 26 ITN affliates across the counrty.
Volunteer on YOUR schedule:
This weekend Tucsonans can ride Sun Tran or the Sun Link streetcar to Tucson Meet Yourself, 2nd Saturdays, Pride on Parade or the University of Arizona (UA) vs. University of Southern California football game.
It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 5-11 the Tucson Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents that ‘Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives'. During this year's fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word about the dangers of fires and how a working smoke alarm can give a family the notice they need to get out safely.