The presence of political signs is a surefire indication that the political season is in full-swing. Dotting the sides of right-of-ways and private property are signs from political candidates, political action committees and private citizens expressing support or distaste for the candidates running for office.
An 18-year-old Tucson man who was charged with terrorism for allegedly plotting to attack buildings in Tucson and Phoenix apparently had plans to attack the Tucson Jewish Community Center, according to information which came to light last week during a bail-hearing held for the suspect.
Buckle in and slap on that helmet. Tucson now has its very own indoor, high-speed go-kart racetrack.
While most of the community still lay in their beds resting in preparation for Independence Day, 65-year-old David Knowlton was taking his usual morning walk around the neighborhood. Knowlton had moved to Oro Valley almost two years ago to escape the New Hampshire cold and find a climate more suited to his battle with multiple sclerosis.
According to a press release dated this morning from the office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, 18-year-old terrorist suspect and Tucson resident Mahin Khan has been indicted on three separate charges: terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and conspiracy to commit misconduct involving weapons. Khan was arrested in here in Tucson on July 1 by agents from the FBI and agents with the Joint Terrorism Task Force after a joint investigation by the Phoenix Field Office of the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force with agents from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Special Investigations Section.
Just having finished his fifth-grade-year at BASIS Oro Valley is Sai Konkimalla. While most fifth graders are concerned with the latest Call of Duty releases or the premier of a new action-packed movie, Konkimalla has continued to impress both members of the BASIS community as well as the Oro Valley town council.
Town-owned golf courses in Oro Valley will experience closures this summer in order to accommodate capital improvement projects on the Canada, Conquistador and Pusch Ridge courses. Included in the town’s capital investment plan is aerification and overseeding, as well as less standard projects like bunker care, storm drainage improvements, turf reductions and more.
La Cima Middle School sixth grader Glenn David flipped a ceremonial switch last Friday, April 22, to celebrate both Earth Day and the Amphitheater Public School District’s ongoing initiative to reduce its carbon footprint with the goal of becoming one of the top 5 “greenest” school districts in the nation.
The person chosen to temporarily fill-in for exiting town manager Greg Caton’s position when he departs on June 2 is a man quite familiar with Oro Valley, having spent the better part of the last 20 years as the chief of police for the Oro Valley Police Department.