Monthly Archives: April 2010

The war in our own backyards: Bermuda grass

Don’t be fooled by Bermuda grass. It may feign to be your ally but it is nothing but the enemy. Sure, some may extol the grass’s seemingly stellar qualities. It can beat the heat and quickly blanket large bald areas … Continue reading

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Tucson mom makes difference in education, wins trip to Mom Congress in D.C.

Tucson mom Christina Hernandez has watched her daughter’s school slowly decline. First it lost its music classes. Then it lost its librarian. Now parents are working on fundraisers to help pay a few of the teacher’s salaries. Yes, you heard … Continue reading

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Odd Pueblo: Snappy or crappy?

This fun Odd Pueblo feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something around town: is it snappy or crappy? The last snappy or crappy, a gussied up truck, crashed into crappy. Forty-one percent said the … Continue reading

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Latest dog theft spurs community campaign: Bring Kobe Home

Tucsonan Nicole Schwartz learned life can be dramatically altered in as few as two minutes. That’s the amount of time it took someone to steal Kobe, her English bulldog, from her locked car while she ran into a P.F. Chang’s … Continue reading

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And justice for none: No criminal charges for red-light runner who killed two?

Once upon a time there was this thing called justice. Sure, it had its flaws, but it was a fine concept to have hanging around. It was strong, bold and put violent criminals and killers behind bars – even if … Continue reading

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Murder vs self-defense in the death of Aaron Ham

Aaron Ham spent part of one fall afternoon at the Wagon Wheel, a Picture Rocks convenience store and bar, where he offered a woman a ride back to her nearby home. Ham spent that autumn evening being stabbed, sliced, struck … Continue reading

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If Tucson is so bike friendly, why are some scared to ride?

Tucson continuously ranks as one of the most bike friendly towns around, with the latest nod from Bicycling Magazine. We nabbed No. 9 on the magazine’s Top 50 list, which cited the region’s 700 miles of designated bikeways, year-round sunshine … Continue reading

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