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Lerua's

Lerua's

The restaurant has been in limbo since the late 1980s. Says Mike Hulquist: “I’m pretty much in a condemned building.”

December 11, 2014 5:50 pm
Moussette Christmas Lights

Moussette Christmas Lights

“With over 38,000 lights and 150 handmade wood displays, our house is called the Christmas House in our neighborhood.” says Dan Moussette of his home at 3073 W. Wildwood Drive. Moussett has been decorating his house with Christmas lights for 25 years, and continues to make all of his fixture…

December 09, 2014 10:07 am
Christie's Appliances

Christie's Appliances

Hans Shearer unwraps a new 30-inch KitchenAid Range as part of the construction of displays in the New Christie’s Appliance store at 7255 E. Broadway. The store replaces one that was located at Broadway and Wilmot.

December 08, 2014 4:46 pm
Black Friday

Black Friday

Kathleen Ortiz and daughter Celia Ortiz, 17, took advantage of sales Friday at Tucson Mall. The holiday weekend still sets the tone for the shopping season.

November 28, 2014 4:06 pm
Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gifts

Derek Fuller, left, and Wendell Ybarra bag up items that will be posted to the auction website, www.citysurplus.org, for the city of Tucson’s Surplus Auction Materials Management Department.

November 26, 2014 2:26 pm
RWC Int'l Commercial Truck Sales

RWC Int'l Commercial Truck Sales

RWC International’s current facility on Flowing Wells Road has limited space, requiring some vehicles to be worked on outside. This garage and another on Cherry Avenue will be combined at a new, 13,488-square-foot site on Irvington Road.

November 21, 2014 4:47 pm
UA vs Cal State Bakersfield women's basketball

UA vs Cal State Bakersfield women's basketball

UA coach Niya Butts encourages her team as it tried to rally in the second half. “The good news is it’s game one ... and I have a lot of confidence in what we’re capable of doing.”

November 17, 2014 9:42 pm
Tamale Makers

Tamale Makers

Manuela Ornelas prepares the masa at Tania’s, 2856 W. Drexel Road, from scratch, washing corn that’s been cooked in lime and water. Although Tania’s is holding off on raising its tamale prices during the holidays, grocery store prices on beef and corn are going up.

November 14, 2014 10:09 am
CDO Signings

CDO Signings

Seven CDO baseball players at a signing ceremony, from left: Erick Migueles (New Mexico), Nick Ames (UNLV), Nate Soriano (UA), Hayden May (North Dakota), Adam Hoyos (Lourdes), Gabe Benavides (Grand Canyon) and Max Smith (UNLV).

November 12, 2014 5:44 pm
Arizona Optical Systems

Arizona Optical Systems

Arizona Optical Systems, 925 W. Grant Road, has contracts with most of the next generation of large optical telescopes being built around the world. Above, technician David Tiss releases an uncoated reference optic from a vacuum chamber.

October 30, 2014 3:02 pm
CDO's 50th Anniversary

CDO's 50th Anniversary

Ian Knutson of the class of 2011 and mom Jana Knutson, class of 1978, sign in to attend a tailgate party before Friday’s homecoming game against Flowing Wells.

October 24, 2014 7:25 pm
Phelony Art Gallery

Phelony Art Gallery

Owner Amanda Greenwaldt hangs a picture in Phelony, an art gallery and store set to open Thursday in Tucson Mall. Works of about 10 local artists will be shown at a time. “Everything in the store, even the music we play, is local,” Greenwaldt said.

October 24, 2014 3:24 pm
Accelerate Diagnostics

Accelerate Diagnostics

The White House’s call to action could have long-term implications for Accelerate Diagnostics, which moved its headquarters from Denver to Tucson in 2013. Above, research associates Joel Allen and Jon Englert manage stacks of culture plates.

October 23, 2014 2:33 pm
Arizona Women Uncovered

Arizona Women Uncovered

“Arizona Women Uncovered,” an exhibit opening Saturday at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, explores women’s undergarments from 1870-1920 — an era when women went to extraordinary lengths to achieve the slimmest of waistlines. 

October 22, 2014 12:06 pm
Crab and Shrimp Beignets w/ Roasted Corn and Citrus Aioli

Crab and Shrimp Beignets w/ Roasted Corn and Citrus Aioli

Crab and Shrimp Beignets w/ Roasted Corn and Citrus Aioli, from Chef Michael McGee, photographed on the patio of AJ's Fine Food at La Encantada.

October 13, 2014 11:53 am
Prop 415 Protest

Prop 415 Protest

“I’m not against an animal facility. I’m against a $22 million one,” said Geri Ottoboni, who was joined by her grandson in a demonstration Tuesday at North Oracle and West Ina roads.

October 04, 2014 9:29 am
Figs are fabulous in the fall

Figs are fabulous in the fall

Figs flourish here this time of year — and there are many ways to prepare them.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fabulous figs

Fabulous figs

Chef Marcus van Winden prepares a fig and ice cream dessert at Lodge on the Desert restaurant 306 N. Alvernon Way in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Friday, September 26, 2014. Star. Fig trees, including the popular black mission fig tree, grow well in Tucson’s climate. The fruit from the trees are …

September 24, 2014 11:52 am
Bus stop

Bus stop

The streetcar’s arrival this summer marked an end to years of traffic detours, security fences and torn-up streets. 

September 19, 2014 4:32 pm
Union Pacific derailment

Union Pacific derailment

Workers from R. J. Corman Railroad Group work to remove rail cars and containers from the Union Pacific tracks near Picacho Peak on Tuesday.

September 16, 2014 3:12 pm
Ensuring the right fit

Ensuring the right fit

A family learns how to install a child seat properly with the help of trained technicians.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Antidote Massage Therapy

Antidote Massage Therapy

Beth Dixon practices a type of massage that relies on the therapist’s feet and body weight. “It’s more relaxing than deep tissue massage and more pressure than Swedish,” says Dixon.

September 10, 2014 11:45 am
New Conn's HomePlus Store

New Conn's HomePlus Store

Rhianna Gonzales, 7. explores the control panel on a massage chair at the new Conn’s HomePlus store at River & Orange Grove. The appliance and electronics store had a soft opening last Friday, and is holding their Grand Opening today.

September 05, 2014 2:45 pm
Baby Hayden Poeling

Baby Hayden Poeling

Kimberly Poeling gives Hayden her first round of meds for the day. Hayden’s doctor said Kimberly’s resolve to seek answers and find further medical help for her daughter was “heroic.”

September 05, 2014 10:50 am
Fashion Show La Musique

Fashion Show La Musique

Designer:Phillip ManusModel: Rachel Vague, 23.Musical inspiration: Classical with a modern twist.Soundbite: “It’s a scattered pattern of music. Classical is a scatter of ideas set into a pattern and structure in chaos,” says Jason Sierra, who sewed the featured dress and works with Manus.Sho…

September 02, 2014 11:46 am
Labor Day Picnic

Labor Day Picnic

Rosa Soza fills out a change of address voter registration form at The Progressive Democrats of America tent during The Pima Area Labor Federation’s 18th Annual Labor Day Picnic at Reid Park in Tucson. Hundreds turned out Monday to celebrate union workers and their families.

September 01, 2014 5:22 pm
Park Genius

Park Genius

Ross Shanken, Austin Weiss and Thomas Maguire — University of Arizona graduates and founders of Park Genius, an app for parking meters — stand behind meters using their system on University Boulevard near Main Gate Square.

August 29, 2014 3:02 pm
Omar's Hi-Way Restaurant

Omar's Hi-Way Restaurant

Waitress Amy Ganos pours coffee in the dining room at Omar’s Hi-Way Chef Restaurant at the Triple T Truck Stop, 5451 E. Benson Highway. The restaurant has stayed in business for nearly 60 years, serving an extensive breakfast menu 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

August 25, 2014 11:40 am
Government updates Mexico travel warning

Government updates Mexico travel warning

Looking westward along Sandy Beach in Puerto Peñasco ("Rocky Point), Sonora, Mexico.  

August 16, 2014 5:20 pm
Solar Installation

Solar Installation

Eighty solar panels, arranged in subarrays, cover a 5,000-square-foot building near Fort Lowell and Craycroft roads.

August 15, 2014 5:48 pm
03 CAL dSpoonful RM-p1

03 CAL dSpoonful RM-p1

303 CAL dSpoonful RM-p1 — These dishes are among the offerings at the new Lovin’ Spoonfuls (CQ LOVIN’ SPOONFULS) vegetarian restaurant on Wednesday, October 26, 2005. The dishes are, clockwise from front, Pasta Primavera (Linguini pasta and seasoned vegetables in a creamy vegan alfredo sauce…

August 08, 2014 12:14 am
16 CAL cCover

16 CAL cCover

1Restaurants for the Caliente Breakfast roundup include, clockwise from top, cinnamon roll, Cherry pocket, Chocolate danish at Village Bakehouse — breakfast/pastries, 7882 N. Oracle Road, 531-0977 on Thursday, February 9, 2012 in Tucson, AZ (TUCSON, AZ). Photo by Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily …

August 08, 2014 12:15 am
Semba the Elephant

Semba the Elephant

Semba, right, and Mabu, father of her soon-to-arrive bundle of joy, stroll through the elephant habitat at Reid Park Zoo. Sometime between now and mid-August, Semba will give birth to a trumpeting 200-pound calf — gender to be determined.

July 25, 2014 2:16 pm
Chalk Wall

Chalk Wall

Don Scheer, co-owner of Sugar Sweet Bakery, 18 S. Eastbourne Ave. in Broadway Village, created this 12-by-15-foot chalkboard on one of his walls. “Some customers want me to take their picture in front of it, and we’ve had a few selfies. It’s fun,” Scheer said. He said the process was inexpen…

July 24, 2014 5:10 pm
Mad Science Nasa

Mad Science Nasa

Mad Scientist Senior Instructor Dr. Z, also known as Zach Zache, demonstrates the effects of warm air on dry ice during Mad Science NASA Camp on July 16 at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E Tanque Verde Road.

July 21, 2014 10:02 am
Indian Motorcycle Dealership

Indian Motorcycle Dealership

Ray Stephenson, with salesman Mike Willits, tries out a new Indian Chieftain motorcycle. Indian Motorcycle Tucson opened Thursday at 4037 N. Oracle Road. The dealership offers Indian’s three cruiser models.

July 18, 2014 7:29 pm
Pinal Protest

Pinal Protest

Immigrant-rights supporter Jesus Magana speaks with reporters as a protester challenges him. It all took place along the road leading to Sycamore Canyon Academy, identified by Pinal Sheriff Paul Babeu as the place where the federal government planned to send a group of young immigrants.

July 15, 2014 2:12 pm
About 100 rally in Oracle over transfer of young immigrants

About 100 rally in Oracle over transfer of young immigrants

Dozens of protestors were gathered north of Tucson today waiting for the expected arrival of a busload of immigrant children

July 15, 2014 10:22 am
The Andrada Ranch

The Andrada Ranch

The lush green trees of the Davidson Canyon front the property of the Andrada Ranch in the Santa Rita Mountains. The ranch buildings include the upper headquarters house (top center), the lower headquarters and foreman’s and caretaker residences (lower right) and the corrals/stables (lower left).

July 11, 2014 5:25 pm
Food for Ascension Cafe

Food for Ascension Cafe

You won’t find meat or dairy on the menu at the Food for Ascension Cafe. (OK, you can get eggs.) You will find locally sourced ingredients, most grown in the Tucson area.

July 11, 2014 4:47 pm
Marana McDonald's

Marana McDonald's

The 4,300-square-foot restaurant opened today, a couple weeks after its expected Oct. 20 opening. The restaurant is the catalyst of the 28-acre Main Street project at I-10 and Marana Road.

July 08, 2014 5:19 pm
Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga

Leslie Kleinman works her way through the circle as participants in the July 1 session of Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga laugh in the style of various animals. The ongoing group meets 6-7 p.m. at St. Francis in the Foothills church, 4625 E. River Road.

July 07, 2014 2:20 pm

Rincon Market reopens after nearly a year

Almost a year after a fire, Rincon Market is open for business. 

June 30, 2014 7:23 pm
Rincon Market

Rincon Market

Rincon Market owner Kelly Abbott, right, and Advertising and PR Sales Manager Mary Martin share a laugh at the newly re-opened store at 2513 E. Sixth St. The market re-opened June 30 following a fire on July 2, 2013.Brigitte Rensel, right, from Epicurean Food, hands out samples of cheeses an…

June 30, 2014 3:58 pm
Dutch Oven Cooking

Dutch Oven Cooking

Carolyn and George Dumler use the Dutch oven for all types of cooking and baking, including making these cheesy biscuits. The Oro Valley couple released a cookbook, “Southwest Dutch Oven.” After a “terrible” first Dutch-oven cook-off, the Dumlers have done well in large and small competitio…

June 17, 2014 10:51 am
Noah Donovan

Noah Donovan

Noah Donovan makes his way along the King Canyon trail leading to Wasson Peak, a favorite of his summer hikes in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.

June 03, 2014 4:26 pm
Art By Heart

Art By Heart

Barbara Mulleneaux, right, demonstrates to Kasidy Salmann how to roll out a ring of clay during the Art By Heart volunteer program at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave. At left is Kasidy’s mom, Kathy.

May 23, 2014 7:06 pm
CPR Training

CPR Training

Tucson Fire Capt. Andy Trujillo explains to Tanque Verde Elementary School students how to check a pulse during CPR training. The school teamed up with Save A Life and the Tucson Fire Department to certify 100 sixth-grade students in CPR at the William Clements Recreation Center on East Poin…

May 19, 2014 3:57 pm
Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

May 17, 2014 5:29 pm

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