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Find out about opportunities with automotive dealership at free July 29 veterans career seminar

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.

TRAFFIC ALERT SUNLINK STREETCAR GRAND OPENING - TRAVEL INFORMATION

TRAFFIC ALERT

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.

TUCSON STREETCARS WINDOW DISPLAY AT DRACHMAN INSTITUTE UA-DOWNTOWN FOR MODERN STREETCAR OPENING

In conjunction with the streetcar opening this weekend, Old Pueblo Trolley has worked in cooperation with Drachman Institute at the U. of A's. downtown location to produce a window display of Tucson's Streetcar History, and to present a program on the streetcar history 4 times during this weekend.  I was hoping you might help us get the word out by sending something out to your e-mail list.
 
Details of the presentation are on the attached poster and here is more on the window display:
 

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.

Newsnet - July 22

 
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.

NewsNet 07-22-14

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.

STREETCAR SAFETY FOR MOTORISTS - With the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar beginning passenger service Friday, it's important that motorists practice streetcar safety to avoid problems along the 3.9 mile route from west of I-10, through 4th Avenue, to the University of Arizona. The City of Tucson produced a video that describes the safest ways to drive along the route.
 
A TIME LAPSE VIEW OF THE STREETCAR - You've no doubt seen media footage of the streetcar in motion (or have seen it in person), but you haven't seen it from the driver's perspective. Now you can, in time lapse, with a video made from 10-second photo increments. Watch the Tucson 12 video.
 
LEARN ABOUT TUCSON'S STREETCAR HISTORY - While the Sun Link Streetcar opening July 25 is the most modern of streetcars, the history of streetcars in Tucson dates back to 1897. The University of Arizona's Drachman Institute downtown is partnering with Old Pueblo Trolley to present a photo exhibit on the history Tucson's streetcars. The exhibit traces the history from horse-and mule-drawn streetcars of the 19th century, to electric streetcars of the early 20th century, to the revival of streetcars by the volunteers of Old Pueblo Trolley in 1993. It culminates with the start of service on Tucson’s 21st century Sun Link Tucson Streetcar. The exhibit is displayed in the windows of the University of Arizona–Downtown building, 44 North Stone Avenue (at Pennington Street). See some of the photos via Friends of the Tucson Streetcar Facebook page.
 
GET THE LATEST STREETCAR NEWS AND INFORMATION ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER - "Like" the City of Tucson on Facebook to get the latest news, community updates and fun facts about Tucson local government and our community. You can also "Follow" the City of Tucson on Twitter for timely, concise updates throughout the day.

FC Tucson Playoff Match July 26

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).

NewsNet 07-21-14

FEDERAL PARTNERS RECOGNIZED FOR ROLES IN STREETCAR - Passenger service for the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar begins Friday, but some federal partners who made the streetcar a reality got to ride it this morning for their strong support. The City of Tucson, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and the Regional Transportation Authority held a news conference to recognize Arizona Congressmen Raúl Grijalva and Ron Barber, and Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenaur. After the news conference, the group rode the streetcar to the stop at Avenida del Convento/Congress Street for the formal dedication of a plaque honoring Rep. Grijalva. Read more from Tucson News Now.
 
HOW TO WALK IN THE STREETCAR ZONE - With Sun Link Tucson Streetcar service starting this Friday, pedestrians need to be alert when walking near the tracks. The electric-powered streetcar moves quietly and you may not be able to hear it in traffic. Pedestrians also need to take care when walking over the tracks with high heels, canes or bikes, as those items can get stuck in the tracks. When crossing the street to get to a designated streetcar stop, make sure you use the marked crosswalks, obey the walk signals, and keep your children close to you. The streetcars are nearly 12-feet tall and motorists and pedestrians may not be able to see around them. The City of Tucson produced a video that describes the safest ways to walk where streetcars travel.
 
CITY MANAGER MIRANDA REFLECTS ON HIS 39-YEAR CAREER WITH CITY - Tucson City Manager Richard Miranda is in his final two weeks on the job, following his announcement in May that he plans to retire at the end of this month. He says he met his goals of restoring trust and confidence in the management of the City and transparency in government. He also says he's proud of this week's launch of the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar....the largest construction project ever undertaken by the City of Tucson. Miranda first began working for the City of Tucson in 1975, starting with an entry-level job in the Tucson Police Department, where he eventually rose to Police Chief. He was appointed as an Assistant City Manager in 2008, Interim Manager in 2011, and City Manager in 2012. Assistant City Manager Martha Durkin will serve as Interim City Manager, beginning in August, until the Mayor and City Council hire a permanent Manager. Read more from Arizona Public Media.
 
INFÓRMESE DE LOS CAMBIOS PROPUESTOS A LOS REGLAMENTOS DE AGRICULTURA URBANA EN TUCSON (FORO EN ESPAÑOL) - El gobierno de la Ciudad de Tucson, en coordinación con el Banco Comunitario de Alimentos del Sur de Arizona, llevará a cabo una reunión pública en español para presentar información sobre las revisiones propuestas a los reglamentos de zonificación de la ciudad relacionados a la agricultura urbana, incluyendo: animales de granja pequeños, granjas urbanas, huertos comunitarios, y mercados de agricultores sobre ruedas. La reunión se llevará a cabo el Miércoles 23 de julio del 2014, de las 5:30 a las 7:00 PM, en el Centro Regional El Pueblo, Edificio para Personas de la Tercera Edad (El Pueblo Regional Center, Senior Center Building, en inglés), con dirección 101 West Irvington Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85706 (la entrada es de la calle Old Nogales Highway). Vea el folleto.
 
HOW TO AVOID A LIGHTNING STRIKE - If you can hear thunder, you're in the striking distance of lighting. When you see lightning, you should count the number of seconds until you hear thunder. Five seconds means lighting is about a mile away. In the latest "No Bad Days With Barrett," from KGUN9, Tucson Fire Captain Barrett Baker says you should start seeking cover indoors if the timeframe is 30 seconds or less. If you're stuck outdoors, please avoid standing near trees.

Sun Link Streetcar News Conference to Recognize Federal Partners

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.

Newsnet for July 18

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 
 

NewsNet 07-18-14

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.

HOW TO BICYCLE IN THE STREETCAR ZONE - With Sun Link Tucson Streetcar service starting a week from today (July 25), bicyclists will need to be extra attentive when riding near the tracks. New markings - including green bike boxes, bike dots, and shared-lane markings - will help guide cyclists where they need to be to stay safe and more visible. The City of Tucson produced a video that describes the safest ways to ride.

WEBSITE LISTS ITS TOP TEN ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS IN TUCSON - TheCultureTrip.com says Tucson is home to history and culture, but its contemporary art scene is not lagging behind. The website - which covers many countries and cites around the world - names ten galleries, such as Etherton Gallery, Madaras Gallery, Solar Culture, DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and others.

CITY OF TUCSON HOLDS WORKSHOPS ON LICENSE AND SALES TAX REPORTING - Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil. A workshop for contracting questions will be held next Tuesday (July 22), from 10:30 a.m. until noon, at the Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. A retail workshop will be held July 29 at the same time and place.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: UTILITY TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE - Tucson Water is seeking multiple applicants to help monitor and maintain the components of a water system serving more than 700,000 people. Some of the duties include investigating and locating repair sites, collecting appropriate data, testing water quality as situations demand, installing or repairing system components, initiating or terminating service, and resolving water service problems. Advancement opportunities are available after a 12-month probation period. Read the job description.

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