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Arizona Bilingual is hosting a Kids Expo at the El Pueblo Center, 101 West Irvington, Saturday, August 2, at 10 a.m..
Health, education, kids activities, painting, arts & crafts, school information, health information and special events and much more will be offered at this Expo.
More than 500 hundred back packs and school supplies will be given away at the Expo. Other special items will be raffled off as well at the event.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, along with the
Arizona Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and Visit Tucson, will be
hosting the ASA 18 and under girls fastpitch Class A Western National
Championship tournament from July 30 through August 3, 2014. The
tournament will be held at Lincoln Park, 8116 E. Escalante Rd, at the
new Lincoln softball complex. This complex features 4 lighted softball
fields, bleacher seating with roof for shade and a concessions building
CITY, MERCHANTS EXCITED ABOUT NEW STREETCAR - More than 60,000 people rode the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar during its first three days of operations and Sun Link officials and merchants are still talking about the success. Businesses along the streetcar enjoyed a steady stream of customers as people took advantage of special discounts. “We were pleasantly surprised that the traffic was steady all day long, and there was a mixed crowd of people,” said Jane McCollum, general manager of the Marshall Foundation, which manages most of the real estate at Main Gate Square on University Boulevard.
SIXTH STREET - CAMPBELL AVENUE TO COUNTRY CLUB ROAD
On Monday, July 28, 2014, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the roadway conditions on Sixth Street from Campbell Avenue to Country Club Road. The pavement improvement project is part of the $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery. The Road Recovery program is funded by voter-approved bonds.
Find out about opportunities with automotive dealership
at free July 29 veterans career seminar
Veterans can find out about a local automotive dealership’s job opportunities and hiring processes at a free career seminar on Tuesday, July 29, at the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center, 2801 E. Ajo Way.
Bradley Lancaster, recruiting manager for the Jim Click Automotive Team and the Holmes Tuttle Automotive Team, will talk and answer questions at the seminar, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.
SUNLINK STREETCAR GRAND OPENING - TRAVEL INFORMATION
Downtown Tucson will host the grand opening ceremony for the Sun Link Modern Streetcar on Friday, July 25, 2014. The ceremony will begin at approximately 9 a.m. at the intersection of Congress Street and Fifth Avenue, and is the beginning of multiple, weekend-long celebrations all along the Streetcar route. The main grand opening ceremony will conclude around 10 a.m. and free streetcar service through the weekend will begin at that time. Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.
THERE'S PLENTY OF PARKING ALONG THE NEARLY FOUR-MILE SUN LINK TUCSON STREETCAR CORRIDOR - Tucsonans are excited to ride the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar when passenger service begins Friday. Rides will be free for the first three days, and the City of Tucson expects many citizens to get on board. Even though you can expect some congestion along the route, there are plenty of places to park...about 11,000 spaces in all. Sun Link has a map of garages and surface lot parking along the route.
The Premier Development League Western Conference playoffs will be Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26, at Kino Sports Complex North Stadium.
FC Tucson clinched the PDL Mountain Division title and fourth place in regular PDL season play on July 12 with 34 overall points and 11 wins. It won its first-ever playoff match 2-1 on Saturday against the Los Angeles Misioneros, the Southwest Division’s second-place club.
The PDL consists of 64 teams across the country broken up into 10 divisions and four conferences (Eastern, Central, Southern and Western).
Sign up to be a Sun Link volunteer Grand Opening Weekend, July 25-27. Answer questions, hand out water, and help new riders use Sun Link. Select your shift now. Sign up now: http://www.sunlinkstreetcar.com/announcements/be-sun-link-volunteer
On Monday, July 21, 2014 the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority will hold a news conference to formally recognize the efforts made by the city’s federal partners in making the Sun Link Streetcar a reality. The news conference will be hosted by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the federal representatives scheduled to attend are Representative Raúl M. Grijalva, Representative Ron Barber and Representative Earl Blumenauer.
The news conference will begin at 9 a.m. at the Sun Link Operations and Maintenance Facility at 290 E. 8th Street.
MONSOON THUNDERSTORMS PROMPT MORE 9-1-1 CALLS THAN USUAL - The summer thunderstorm season can be a very dangerous time, and much of that danger results in hundreds of 9-1-1 calls from people needing help. Tucson News Now recently went behind the scenes to see what it's like at Tucson's 9-1-1 dispatch center at Park and Ajo.
Watch the video from Tucson News Now: http://bit.ly/1sxYrcw
HOW TO PARK IN THE STREETCAR ZONE - With Sun Link Tucson Streetcar service starting a week from tomorrow, July 25, it's important you park properly near the tracks. Adjacent parking requires you to have your vehicle completely in the marked white lines of the parking space.