Register for the American Heart Association’s Tucson Heart Walk

    The Heart Walk is scheduled for April 28 at Reid Park. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and the Heart Walk starts at 9 a.m.

     The American Heart Association’s Tucson Heart Walk inspires walkers to step toward a stronger, healthier life. The Heart Walk supports the American Heart Association’s efforts to fund local research and community education initiatives. The Tucson Heart Walk has a big impact in our community. In fact, the American Heart Association currently has 12 multi-year grants in effect right here in Tucson, worth more than $1.3 million. This investment in research is saving lives, creating memories and providing hope

       Post-walk festivities include live music, interactive activities and a fun-filled kids’ zone.

The 2012 Tucson Heart Walk is sponsored by The University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson Medical Center, Wells Fargo, Casino Del Sol and Carondelet Health Network. Media sponsors include KVOA and Hilton & Myers Advertising.

To register for the Tucson Heart Walk, visit or call 795-1403.

LA Cañada MAGEE neighborhood Association MEETING

The La Cañada/Magee Neighborhood Assn, Inc. is a 501c(4) nonprofit, all volunteer organization established in 1977 in the Casas Adobes area of Northwest Pima County.

The organization’s mission is to dispense relevant information, guide and assist residents, and to maintain and advance the best interests of the residents and property owners in its neighborhood area.

The Spring General Meeting is open to the public. The proactive, four-square-mile resident group (not an HOA) is bounded by Ina x La Cholla x Hardy x Northern Ave (and also works with residents in adjacent areas) and liaises with the County. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, located at Chapel 7650 N. Paseo del Norte at the northeast corner of Chapala and Paseo del Norte.

Attendees will learn what is being done regarding the pavement restoration and pothole issue, about recent County Ordinance revisions, the ongoing Magee Roadway Improvement and Carmack Wash re-configuration, traffic cameras and related issues, the new Mountain Vista Fire Station on Magee, neighborhood crime, and more.

Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ann Day will kick off the meeting with her comments.

 PCSD Lt. Scott Martin & Sgt. Bill Murphy, Mountain Vista Fire Chief Ed Wilkerson, PCDOT Director Priscilla Cornelio, and a representative from Pima County Flood Control are confirmed speakers. More speakers may be scheduled.

For more information, visit the website at

Oro valley to offer free pool and spa safety inspections

In May, the United States will celebrate Building Safety Month. First observed in 1980 as Building Safety Week, this annual event raises public awareness of important safety issues that affect everyone. The Town of Oro Valley will recognize Building Safety Month by launching a summer-long program offering free safety inspections of pool/spa barriers and enclosures.

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children under age five in Arizona,” said Chuck King, Building Official for the Town of Oro Valley. “As such, the Town’s inspection staff is particularly diligent when it comes to pool and spa safety. We hope our residents will take advantage of this program.”

Beginning May 1, through Labor Day, any Town resident may call the Inspection & Compliance Division at 229-4815 to schedule a free inspection. Inspectors will verify that critical features designed to separate children from pools and spas are in place in accordance with the Town’s currently adopted Pool & Spa Code. If they are deficient they will point out where those deficiencies are and offer suggestions with regard to how they can be remedied. This will not obligate the owner to make corrections but will provide direction to those equally interested in safety.

For more information on the Town of Oro Valley’s Development and Infrastructure Services Department, please visit us online at:

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