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Such the Spot - Fini's offers beach-themed bar and grill

Such the Spot - Fini's offers beach-themed bar and grill

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More than 35 years after its release and subsequent flop at the box office, the surfing movie “Big Wednesday” is finally starting to make a sp…

Let’s pay for performance

Let’s pay for performance

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Congress as a whole is broken, America’s executive branch is dysfunctional and we Americans are forced to do nothing more than watch, and reac…

Prime Time Review: Two upcoming shows hip-hop heads should not miss

Prime Time Review: Two upcoming shows hip-hop heads should not miss

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The summer has fully engulfed our city, bringing with it sweltering heat and burning winds. As the days get hotter and hotter, many are lookin…

On the Menu: Kingfisher's southern cuisine

On the Menu: Kingfisher's southern cuisine

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When lyricists write about the south, you can most assuredly expect at least one food and beverage reference.

What is she wearing?

What is she wearing?

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I have always been frustrated with the fact that female politicians are not always judged by their priorities, voting record and loyalty to co…

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  • Marana area motorcycle accident

    Marana area motorcycle accident

    Northwest Fire District units responded to the area of Grier Road and Galleno Ave, near Marana and Interstate 10,   just after 6:00pm Friday night after a motorcyclist lost control of his bike and crashed into a tree.  Another rider on a separate motorcycle called 9-1-1 to report the incident.  The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the accident.

  • OV mayor requests investigation of fellow councilman

    OV mayor requests investigation of fellow councilman

    An investigation will likely be under way soon to determine whether or not Oro Valley Councilman Brendan Burns can continue to serve while living outside the town boundaries. 

  • Snap Fitness intern makes most of opportunity

    Snap Fitness intern makes most of opportunity

    Little did Jon Marshall know, but when he agreed to take on an intern from the Chapel Haven West program he was going to get a lot more. Marshall not only got a hard worker, but he got someone to mentor. 

  • Fresh is the best

    Fresh is the best

    Every Thursday Continental Ranch hosts their own farmers market. For four hours, between 25-35 vendors serve up a wide variety of goods and crafts. 

  • La Cañada road construction delays

    La Cañada road construction delays

    The delayed North La Cañada Drive widening project is now costing its contractor $2,500 a day.

  • SAACA’s Creative Arts Therapy Program a big hit with veterans

    SAACA’s Creative Arts Therapy Program a big hit with veterans

    The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs continue to make big strides in a program dedicated to the wellbeing of the nation’s disabled veterans.

  • QuikTrip looks to serve more than typical gas station food

    QuikTrip looks to serve more than typical gas station food

    Recently, QuikTrip gas station officially launched its national made-to-order kitchen menu during an invite-only event, held at the company’s newest location in Tucson.

  • Near-drowning in Oro Valley, water safety encouraged by officials

    Near-drowning in Oro Valley, water safety encouraged by officials

    A 16-month old child was still hospitalized late last week after a near-drowning incident that took place in Oro Valley on July 22. 

  • Northwest Hospital upgrades robotics

    Northwest Hospital upgrades robotics

    Northwest Medical Center announces it is the first hospital in Tucson to upgrade its technology for robotic-assisted surgery to the newest da Vinci Xi system.  This system allows for “multi-quadrant” surgeries where the instruments must be able to reach from the pelvis to the chest.  What does this new capability mean for patients?  Less time under anesthesia for these surgical patients as compared to the current robotic platform, according to robotic surgeons.

  • Coach Factory store to open at the Foothills Mall

    Coach Factory store to open at the Foothills Mall

     Foothills Mall, the popular regional shopping and entertainment center located in northwest Tucson, announced today Coach Factory Store, the leading American marketer of fine accessories and gifts including handbags, small leather goods, footwear, watches, scarves and sunglasses, among other famed merchandise lines, will open a limited-time-only “pop-up” location at the mall exclusively for the summer 2014 season.

PCC reaches milestone, submits key document to accreditor

PCC reaches milestone, submits key document to accreditor

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Pima Community College today reached a milestone as it requests continued accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, sending its accre…

Snap Fitness intern makes most of opportunity

Snap Fitness intern makes most of opportunity

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Little did Jon Marshall know, but when he agreed to take on an intern from the Chapel Haven West program he was going to get a lot more. Marsh…

Oro Valley’s Art at the Ranch

Oro Valley’s Art at the Ranch

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For two sessions from June through July, Oro Valley held its Art at the Ranch recreational program where kids explored all forms of art at the…

Fresh is the best

Fresh is the best

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Every Thursday Continental Ranch hosts their own farmers market. For four hours, between 25-35 vendors serve up a wide variety of goods and crafts. 

OV mayor requests investigation of fellow councilman

OV mayor requests investigation of fellow councilman

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An investigation will likely be under way soon to determine whether or not Oro Valley Councilman Brendan Burns can continue to serve while liv…

Red Rock resident dreams of being in ‘Star Wars’

Red Rock resident dreams of being in ‘Star Wars’

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Being a self-proclaimed “Star Wars” super fan, local radio personality, Obi Won Kenobi, is hoping to fulfill a dream by being cast in the empi…

Videos

play OV Mayor Candidates Debate

OV Mayor Candidates Debate

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The Oro Valley Mayor Candidates Dr. Satish I. Hiremath, and Pat Straney debated on July 30 at the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene.

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OV Councilmember Candidates Debate

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The Oro Valley Councilmember Candidates Don Bristow, Joe Hornat, Mary Snider, and Lou Waters debated on July 30 at the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene.

play Oro Valley Police Ice Water Challenge

Oro Valley Police Ice Water Challenge

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Oro Valley Police Department's PIO Kara Riley was called out by Tucson Police Department in an Icewater Challenge. The challenge is to be doused in icewater, or donated $100 to a charity of their choice.

play MOS: Monsoon Season

MOS: Monsoon Season

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We asked the community about the Monsoon Season.

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