Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Transit Schedule on Labor Day


TUCSON, Ariz. – Sun Tran buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2012.  In observance of this holiday, Sun Shuttle and Sun Express will not provide service.  The following details outline transit service on Labor Day:·         Sun Express will not be in operation. Regular service resumes Tuesday, September 4.Sun Shuttle routes will not be in operation, except dial-a-ride service in Oro Valley will be offering holiday service from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for ADA qualified passengers only. Regular service resumes Tuesday, September 4.

·         Sun Tran Routes 1 through 99 will run on a Sunday schedule on Monday, September 3.  Regular service resumes Tuesday, September 4.The Customer Service Center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist passengers with trip planning needs.   On Tuesday, September 4, the Customer Service Center will return to regular weekday hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sun Tran’s Administrative Offices and Lost and Found, located at 3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd., will be closed on Monday, September 3.  The Administrative Offices will reopen for business on Tuesday, September 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Lost and Found from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun Van service will mirror the service provided by Sun Tran.  Sun Van’s Customer Service Center will be open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Labor Day.


Passengers are advised to consult Sun Tran’s Ride Guide, visit www.suntran.com, or call the Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 (for persons with hearing and speech impairments, call TDD: 520-628-1565) for specific route times and bus information.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

LULAC FBI/Community Service Awards - Sept. 21


23rd ANNUAL LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (L.U.L.A.C.) / FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (F.B.I) COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS LUNCHEON, SEPTEMBER 21ST

CONTACT: Ana Estrada, Awards Luncheon Co-Chair, (520) 903-2838

TUCSON – The 23rd Annual LULAC/FBI Community Services Awards Luncheon will take place Friday, September 21st at the Inn Suites Hotels, 475 N. Granada.

The Arizona LULAC District 3 Councils and the F.B.I. have partnered once again to honor the selfless servants of society who day after day work to improve the community in which we live.

For 22 years, LULAC and the F.B.I. have worked together to honor outstanding citizens from Tucson and Arizona with their LULAC/F.B.I. Community Service Awards.

LULAC Council #1057 is proud of the partnership that has been created and of the tremendous success the event has experienced. The luncheon has served to help to build unity and good will within the community.
Special Agent in Charge Mr. James L. Turgal for the F.B.I in Arizona has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the luncheon and present this year’s F.B.I. Community Service Awards.

Tickets for the Luncheon are $25 (luncheon donations are tax deductible for the amount exceeding $25). 

Proceeds will go to LULAC Council #1057’s effort to send students to attend the LULAC Washington National Youth Leadership Seminar and to provide scholarships with LULAC’s National Scholarship Foundation.

WHAT: 23rd Annual LULAC/FBI Community Service Awards
WHEN: Friday, September 21st, 11:30 A.M. to 1::30 P.M.
WHERE: Inn Suites Hotels, 475 N. Granada.

Please make checks payable to the Southern Arizona Institute of Leadership (SAIL – a non-profit corporation under section 501c3 of the IRS Code) and mail them to SAIL, c/o LULAC 1057, P.O. Box 2443, Tucson, AZ 85702. Please RSVP by September 19th by calling (520) 903-2838.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Curacao is coming to Tucson


CURACAO IS COMING TO TUCSON, ARIZONA!


Be one of the first team members of the fastest-growing Technology
Driven and Consumer Electronic Retail Company in the Southwestern United
States.

Job Fair
When:             August 13th to August 25th

Please apply ahead of time @ www.icuracao.net

Where:            Holiday Inn
4550 South Palo Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 746 - 1161

Time:              9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please bring a copy of your resume with you and come dressed for a
professional environment.

We are looking for the right candidates with the following criteria:
*         High School Diploma or GED
*         Great people skills
*         Technology Driven and a quick learner for purposes of  product
knowledge
*         Bilingual:  English/Spanish or other languages a plus
o        Able to read, write and speak both languages fluently
*         Minimum of 1 year of Retail Sales/ Consumer Electronics
experience or in the other areas mentioned below
*         Intermediate Computer Skills to quickly learn our internal
Systems
*         Excellent Customer Service
*         Great Communication Skills
*         Flexible schedule/ability to accommodate retail schedule which
includes working nights, weekends and holidays

We are offering the following positions on a Full Time and Part Time
Basis:
* Sales Associates
* Electronics
* Appliances
* Computers
* Cell Phones
* Furniture
* Car Stereo
* Electronic Games
* Cosmetics/Jewelry
* Plus many more...
* Managers
* Plus many more...


* Operation Associates
* Cashier
* Credit
* Warehouse
* Service
* Inventory
* Consumer Electronic Repair Technician
* Loss Prevention
* Team Lead
* Supervisors
* Plus more...



If selected during the job fair, you will be asked to deliver a sales
presentation to a panel composed of Store Management and Human
Resources/Training & Development Reps.
This will be part of the selection process to determine your experience
and your customer service abilities.


Wal-Mart Update


With the construction of the new Wal-Mart Super Center at the Bridges (Store #5626), the company has set up a temporary location for people to apply at 1010 East Palmdale, Suite 104.  The manager for this new store is Brian Shields.  The phone numbers are 294-4204 and 294-4203.  Wal-Mart takes applications online, and that will be the case at the Palmdale location as well.  For more information, please call their office.

PLANT LOW-COST DESERT SHADE TREES THIS FALL: IMPROVE HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY!




The Trees for Tucson program is now accepting applications for low-cost
trees for delivery in the popular fall planting period. While trees can be
planted throughout the year in the Tucson area, summer heat will soon make
way for great tree planting weather.

To qualify for low-cost shade trees, residents must be in the Tucson
Electric Power Co. or Trico Electric Cooperative electric service area, and
agree to plant the trees within 15 feet of the west, south or east side of
the home.

Tucson Electric Power customers may print an application online at
www.treesfortucson.org or call (520) 791-3109 to receive a mailed or faxed
form.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

LULAC/FBI Community Service Awards Luncheon - Sept. 21


Dear Friends:

Please mark your calendar to attend the LULAC/ FBI Community Service Awards Luncheon, on September 21, 2012, 11:30 to 1:30 PM, at the Inn Suites Hotels, 475 N. Granada, Tucson, Arizona. Individual Tickets can be purchased for $25.00.  Honoree's will be the guest of LULAC Council 1057.

On behalf of the Southern Arizona Councils of the League of United Latin American Citizens we would like to thank the F.B.I. for their  partnership in our annual community services awards luncheon.  Can you imagine that it has been over twenty two years since we started nominating outstanding citizens from the City and State of Arizona for the LULAC/F.B.I. Community Service Awards.

We are proud of the partnership we have created and of the tremendous success we have had.  This program has helped to build unity and good will within our community.  Our 23rd Annual Awards Luncheon will be held on September 21, 2012, at the Inn Suites Hotels, 475 N. Granada, Tucson, Arizona, starting at  11:30 A.M. We have requested the Special Agent in Charge for Arizona to be our keynote speaker and present this year's F.B.I. Community Service Awards.  The luncheon will be held in the Copper Ballroom.

We again anticipate having a large luncheon crowd.  If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact LULAC Line at 520-903-2838.


Your assistance in this matter is appreciated, Thank you.

Sincerely


Ana Estrada
National LULAC VP for Youth
Awards Luncheon Co-Chair

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Accelr8 Moves Corporate Headquarters to Tucson


After a competitive multi-state process, Accelr8 Technology Corporation (NYSE MKT: AXK) today announces that it is moving its headquarters from Denver, CO to Tucson, AZ.

Founded in 1982, Accelr8 develops instruments used for the detection of pathogenic microorganisms. Its BACcel™ rapid diagnostic system, in development, is the first technology that is able to count and identify dangerous pathogens and their drug resistance expression within the same day of obtaining a patient specimen, instead of the two to three days required for standard methods. This speed allows for a significant improvement in the treatment of the over 1.7 million people in the US who contract a hospital acquired infection each year, and access to a multi-billion dollar market.

Accelr8 has selected Tucson as best meeting its needs for future high-growth plans. Accelr8 will bring high-skilled, high-wage jobs to Southern Arizona with plans to fill 65 positions over the next three years and the potential to grow to 200-300 employees in subsequent years. Headquarter positions include engineers, scientists, sales/marketing, management, finance, quality/regulatory and manufacturing. The company will occupy approximately 15,000 square feet of space in Pima Countys Herbert K. Abrams Public Health Center at 3950 S. Country Club Road (Located in Ward 5). After a build out of wet lab space, the company is expected to be operational by early 2013. 

Accelr8 is developing a revolutionary product in the diagnostics area and we were impressed with the regions emerging bioscience strength, innovation and support that can help ensure our future success, said Lawrence Mehren, president and CEO, Accelr8 Technology Corporation.

Councilmember Richard Fimbres thanks TREO, County government, the Tucson City Manager's Office and the City's Economic Incentive office - Chris Kaselemis and Debbie Chandler, for their work on this effort.

Fimbres went on to address those in attendance at the press conference, which included Accelr8 CEO, Lawrence Mehren, held August 16, at the TREO offices.  He went on to say:
"I am proud to welcome Accelerate Technology Corporation to Ward 5 in the City of Tucson.  You have a great location in the burgeoning southern part of our community.

"Tucson's high-tech economy has steadily grown thanks to the work of many companies in my ward such as Raytheon Missile Systems, Bombardier, Bruker Nano, Applied Energetics, Ascent, Involta, and Universal Avionics as well as the University of Arizona, the companies at the U of A Tech Park and the UA BioPark and Pima College, located in Ward 5. All of these entities will be your new corporate neighbors.

"This announcement is another example that Tucson means business. I want to thank the City Managers office and staff, Chris Kaselemis and Debbie Chandler for their work on this.

"I want to thank you Larry John and Jack for the 65 high-wage jobs that your company will bring, the $255 million economic impact and your commitment to Tucson."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tucson Water Update


PIPELINE MONITORING SYSTEM DETECTS POTENTIAL PROBLEM

Tucson Water has installed monitoring systems along large diameter
pipelines that are designed to notify Tucson Water maintenance personnel
of conditions that could lead to failure of a section of pipe. Monitors
recently detected a series of events on a section of pipe that indicate
a potential weakening of the pipe structure. The segment of pipe is
located along a transmission main that moves water from a reservoir
located in Starr Pass into other parts of the City.

Tucson Water has taken steps to isolate the affected segment of pipe in
order to allow maintenance crews access to conduct an inspection. This
action has resulted in the temporary closing of water supply from the
reservoir. In order to ensure water delivery is not affected by the
closing of the reservoir, groundwater wells have been turned on to meet
demand while the condition of the segment of pipe is investigated.

Tucson Water Director Alan Forrest stated the monitoring system has
worked as planned. “Because so much of our infrastructure is below
ground, we were often unable detect weaknesses in our pipes until a
break occurred. The investment in this monitoring system has brought a
potentially serious situation to our attention in time to avert a
problem.”

Tucson Water crews will begin to excavate around the affected pipe as
soon as permits are secured, and alternate water delivery capabilities
are in place.

Wal-Mart Update


With the construction of the new Wal-Mart Super Center at the Bridges (Store #5626), the company has set up a temporary location for people to apply at 1010 East Palmdale, Suite 104.  The manager for this new store is Brian Shields.  The phone numbers are 294-4204 and 294-4203.  Wal-Mart takes applications online, and that will be the case at the Palmdale location as well.  For more information, please call their office.


City of Tucson Redistricting Public Hearing - Aug. 22


REDISTRICTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT TO REDISTRICT
CITY WARD BOUNDARIES


Every four years the boundaries of the six wards of the City are
reviewed to determine whether adjustments are necessary to equalize the
population in each ward.  The Mayor and Council have established a
citizens committee to assist with this effort.

The Redistricting Advisory Committee encourages public participation in
the redistricting process and wants to hear from you. A public hearing
will be held to gather information from the public regarding ward
redistricting.  The preliminary redistricting plans will be on display
at the public hearing and are available for public inspection during
normal business hours at the City of Tucson, City Clerk’s Office, City
Hall, 255 West Alameda, 9th floor.  Additionally, the plans are
available on the City Clerk Elections web page:
http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/gov/elections

Redistricting Advisory Committee Public Hearing
Wednesday, August 22, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor and Council Chambers, City Hall
255 West Alameda, Tucson, Arizona

Comments and suggestions may be submitted to the Redistricting Advisory
Committee c/o City Clerk, P.O. Box  27210, Tucson, AZ 85726-7210,
emailed to cityclerk@tucsonaz.gov or delivered to the City Clerk’s
Office, City Hall, 255 West Alameda, 9th floor, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Larry Toledo

Lawrence Ralph Toledo 4/25/1941 – 8/11/2012 On August 11, 2012 our beloved father, Lawrence Ralph Toledo completed an amazing journey on earth and is reunited with his beloved parents, Dorothy Young Toledo and Ralph Tovares Toledo; brother, Thomas Toledo and cherished grandson, Roman Andrew Martinez-Toledo. Celebrating the wonder of his memory are aunt, Lily Young Figueroa; sister, Peggy Little; children, Susanna (George) Minegishi, Christophe Toledo, Elizabeth (Winnie) Toledo, Andrea (Greg) Toledo Leyva and Pablo Toledo and the children's mother, Ann (Hank) Oyama; grandchildren, Alexis Levario, Mickey Martinez, Leah Faith Minegishi, Mia Toledo, Desiree Leyva, Elijah Toledo, Tom├ís Toledo and Alexandria Leyva; great-grandchildren, Kamiko Espinoza and Nathan Andrew Martinez and, so dear to Larry, his extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews and partner, Maureen Kelly. Larry graduated from Pueblo High School and Cal Western University where he attended on a football scholarship. Larry was instrumental in founding the Athletic Department of Pima Community College where he served as Athletic Director until his retirement. Larry was honored by induction into Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. The impact of Larry's lifelong passion for sports and education has positively impacted the lives of thousands of student athletes and their families. Larry, together with Ann, spent the early years in hard work and sacrifice to lay the foundation for our family. Larry was a citizen of the world and dedicated himself to reaching out to those who needed help most with an unwavering advocacy for justice. Those lucky enough to have known him will remember his fairness and unhesitating availability to help and nurture in any way possible. Visitation at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, 204 S Stone Ave., Tucson, Arizona, Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service at Santa Cruz Catholic Church will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with burial at Holy Hope Cemetery immediately following. Carinosamente Dad

Monday, August 13, 2012

Parks and Rec Fall Guide Available



Tucson Parks and Recreations Fall 2012 Program Guide and Class Catalog has
arrived and copies are available for pick up at all Parks and Recreation
Department facilities, including district offices, centers and pools. The
fall issue can also be viewed on-line at: www.tucsonaz.gov/parksandrectoday.

The Program Guide contains complete information on leisure classes, KIDCO
After-school, aquatics, sports programs, registration and the Discount
Program. In addition, the 72 page booklet contains valuable information on
other programs and services, including the Departments recreation, senior,
and fitness centers, Reid Park Zoo, Tucson City Golf courses and swimming
pool locations.

Registration is now open. Residents and non-city residents may register for
all Leisure and Adaptive Aquatic classes by using either EZEEreg on-line
at: www.ezeereg.com or by phone at 573-3933. Session one registration has
been extended to Wednesday, August 15th, so hurry in to register for your
leisure classes. Other sessions are available. Please see the program guide
for registration information and deadlines.

For questions or more information on registration or programs contact
Registration Services at 791-4877.

MPA Update

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23rd Annual LULAC/ FBI Community Service Awards Luncheon, September 21


Dear Friends:

Please mark your calendar to attend the LULAC/ FBI Community Service Awards Luncheon, on September 21, 2012, 11:30 to 1:30 PM, at the Inn Suites Hotels, 475 N. Granada, Tucson, Arizona. Individual Tickets can be purchased for $25.00. Honoree’s will be the guest of LULAC Council 1057.

On behalf of the Southern Arizona Councils of the League of United Latin American Citizens we would like to thank the F.B.I. for their partnership in our annual community services awards luncheon. Can you imagine that it has been over twenty two years since we started nominating outstanding citizens from the City and State of Arizona for the LULAC/F.B.I. Community Service Awards.

We are proud of the partnership we have created and of the tremendous success we have had. This program has helped to build unity and good will within our community. Our 23rd Annual Awards Luncheon will be held on September 21, 2012, at the Inn Suites Hotels, 475 N. Granada, Tucson, Arizona, starting at 11:30 A.M. We have requested the Special Agent in Charge for Arizona to be our keynote speaker and present this year’s F.B.I. Community Service Awards. The luncheon will be held in the Copper Ballroom.

We again anticipate having a large luncheon crowd. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact LULAC Line at 520-903-2828.

Your assistance in this matter is appreciated, Thank you.

Sincerely
Ana Estrada
National LULAC VP for Youth
Awards Luncheon Co-Chair

ADOT Update


The Arizona Department of Transportation will close the left lane on eastbound I-10 in Tucson from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, for guardrail repair.

 

The schedule is subject to change due to a variety of reasons, including weather, availability of materials, and mechanical difficulties. ADOT advises drivers to proceed through or near work zones with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

 

Streetcar Update

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Festival Calendar - Week (Aug. 15)

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Hunger Walk - September 29

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