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State funding cuts in recent years have eliminated monies for building renewal, new-school construction, and soft capital – which is used for textbooks, computers and classroom supplies – for school districts across Arizona. This leaves districts to turn to voters to approve tax increases in the form of bonds and budget overrides for building and maintenance projects and the purchase of vehicles, equipment and supplies.
1Treat yourself to a hilarious and distinctive comedic take on life unleashed by seasoned actor, writer, producer and stand-up comedian Paul Reiser presented by the Hearth Foundation’s Comedy for a Cause. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$52; 547-3040.
On Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the Oro Valley Marketplace, located on the corner of Tangerine and Oracle Road, an electronic waste event will be held.
Oro Valley resident John Scheuring sees a lot of buffelgrass and fountain grass in and around town alive, well and green, but would like to see those plants dead, dying and brown.
Marana Unified School District is going to the voters in November to ask for $125 million in bonds.
5:39 PM UPDATE: All Pima Community College classes are cancelled for the remainder of the day due to the storm.
A worldwide leader in innovative cancer diagnostic solutions, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. is expanding its research into the Town of Marana by constructing a 60,000-square-foot facility.
Even though the recession took a hard hit to cities throughout Arizona, residents can remain hopeful and optimistic – especially those in the town of Marana.
Northwest Fie District crews responded to the 11,400 block on North Vista Ranch Place near Thornydale and Tangerine Roads just after 4:00pm for a house fire. The residents were preparing for a dinner party when they saw fire coming from their microwave oven. The couple and a neighbor who was over for the dinner were able to evacuate safely and call 9-1-1.
Upgrades and improvements to the Marana Water Reclamation Facility made during the past year have resulted in a more efficient collection and treatment system, according to the town of Marana’s utilities director.
The delayed North La Cañada Drive widening project is now costing its contractor $2,500 a day.
In a special worksession on June 24, the Marana Town Council discussed building a new police station, the Heritage Park Arena and a new water/sewer system.
Mary Ferris came to Oro Valley in 1985, by way of Boston, by way of Madrid, Spain, by way of Goose Bay, Labrador, by way of St. Paul, Minnesota— and a few other places in between.
On Saturday, June 7, at 2:11 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the McDonalds at 292 W. Magee Road in response to a person trespassing. Police were told two men had been knocking on the locked door in an attempt to get in, despite being told to leave. Police learned that they had been hitting the drive-thru window, and continued to sit on the picnic tables outside after being told to leave. One of the subjects, who appeared to be the aggressor in the situation, was cited and releases for trespassing and disorderly conduct.
The Oro Valley Town Council directed the town’s staff to look into areas where and how it can expand its Economic Expansion Zone (EEZ) throughout the town.
Three memory care facilities of varying sizes are either in progress or planned in Oro Valley, and scheduled to be completed by year’s end or early in 2015.
Northwest fire units responded to Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Blvd. just after 9 a.m. this morning in response to a dump truck accident.