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Thanksgiving and Black Friday store hours

Thanksgiving and Black Friday store hours

Rue 21 in Foothills Mall is decked out for the holidays. The mall will open at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 28. It opened at 8 a.m. on last year’s Black Friday.

November 19, 2014 4:20 pm
Chariot Pizza

Chariot Pizza

Monique Todacheenie, left, Tomas Lollis, Jake Hamm, Darion Jose and Alonzo Poncho have a sausage and a pepperoni pizza for dinner at Chariot Pizza’s North Flowing Wells Road location. Chariot topped Caliente’s Pizza Madness 2 competition.

November 17, 2014 12:53 pm
German Food Station

German Food Station

Customers have told Andrea Offermann that her bratwursts are the best in town. The German Food Station roams Tucson from mid-October until mid-April.

November 16, 2014 8:37 pm
Sahuaro vs Cienega

Sahuaro vs Cienega

Cienega celebrates its win over Sahuaro, which clinched the Division II, Section II title and ended the Cougars’ bid for a unbeaten season.

October 31, 2014 10:15 pm
Dental poverty

Dental poverty

Despite restrictions, some families camped out overnight to get into HopeFest, a free dental event at Kino Stadium. Demand for care has been high since Arizona stopped providing dentures and emergency AHCCCS coverage for adults older than 21.

October 30, 2014 5:17 pm
Hauling water

Hauling water

Jack and Jean Snider hook the 200-gallon tank in the back of their pickup up to a water outlet along Gates Pass. They’ll take the water about a mile to their home. Hauling water is becoming more common around the fringes of Tucson as wells dry up.

October 24, 2014 3:52 pm
Costume ideas

Costume ideas

Odette Lucero, left, sporting a rock-a-billy look. Vintage revival dress, $25.Trouve black stilettos, $20. Nick Fragiskatos, right, in a greaser costume. Dark blue, Express jeans, $16.50. Chuck Taylor All Stars, $20. White undershirt, $10. Suspenders, $5. Red bandana, $1.

October 15, 2014 11:37 am
University of Arizona vs Cal volleyball

University of Arizona vs Cal volleyball

Arizona libero Ronni Lewis, right, crosses arms with teammate Kennedy Wesley as they defend during an 11-0 run in the third game against the Golden Bears.

October 08, 2014 10:00 pm
Salpointe swimming

Salpointe swimming

Salpointe sophomore Haley Mattingly, shown practicing at the Amphitheater High pool on Wednesday, says the Lancers “expect to win championships.” 

October 08, 2014 6:17 pm
Bacanuchi

Bacanuchi

Natalia Leyba gets up every day at 4 a.m. to make tortillas to sell, then goes to work cleaning streets for $11 a day. With almost no running water available, her family relies on a storage tank behind the house. The jugs are for use in the bathroom.

October 03, 2014 11:23 am
Banamichi

Banamichi

In Banamichi, Sonora, Ana Maria Díaz wrestles a 5-gallon jug of water while redistributing the home’s supply of drinking water into gallon jugs. For days after the spill, many residents continued to drink water from contaminated wells.

October 03, 2014 10:47 am
Banamichi

Banamichi

The Rio Sonora ran orange after the mine accident. Some residents said their feet turned black after walking through the contaminated water.

October 03, 2014 10:47 am
University of Arizona vs Oregon

University of Arizona vs Oregon

Arizona running back Nick Wilson sprawls in the end zone on one of his three touchdowns in the third quarter. He finished with 92 yards rushing.

October 02, 2014 11:18 pm
The year's first lunar eclipse

The year's first lunar eclipse

The moon turns red in the shadow of the earth with the star Spica nearby to the lower right, during the full lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014.

September 25, 2014 10:58 am
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley's Oktoberfest

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley's Oktoberfest

You don’t need lederhosen to enjoy German music, food and been at local Oktoberfests, such as the one on Mount Lemmon.

September 16, 2014 7:46 am
SWAT training

SWAT training

David Ortiz, left, an officer with the Tucson Police Department, got chin-scooped by Officer Pete Galvan, a fellow instructor, during a training demo at the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center on June 24.

September 11, 2014 4:11 pm
Sabino vs Sahuaro football

Sabino vs Sahuaro football

Sahuaro’s Qwaundre Yancy cradles the ball on his way to a 54-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter that gave the Cougars a 14-3 lead.

September 05, 2014 9:59 pm
Boutique 816

Boutique 816

Nina Jaleeli does some lunchtime shopping at Boutique 816, steps away from the University of Arizona’s Main Gate.

August 27, 2014 11:11 am
McKale renovations

McKale renovations

AD Greg Byrne explains work being done on McKale’s southeast side, including new elevators. Restrooms are being expanded, too.

August 22, 2014 4:05 pm
Arizona State Museum photo collection

Arizona State Museum photo collection

Jannelle Weakly, curator of the photographic collection at the Arizona State Museum, threads her way through the maze of photos in storage. The small room holds everything from modern transparency slides to old movie reels.

August 21, 2014 5:45 pm
The Planning Center

The Planning Center

Landscape architect Daniel Bradshaw works for The Planning Center, a consulting company that works with the private and public sectors in the areas of master plans, general plans, general-plan updates and entitlements.

August 20, 2014 2:36 pm
Border Patrol

Border Patrol

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has a better view from the high ground to watch a stretch of the border fence east of Naco.

August 15, 2014 5:57 pm
The Happy Rooster pulled off a surprise victory over Mother Hubbard's

The Happy Rooster pulled off a surprise victory over Mother Hubbard's

Customers get a late breakfast at Mother Hubbards Cafe, 14 W. Grant Road.    

August 12, 2014 2:21 pm
Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo in the Star studio, Thursday, June 5, 2014, Tucson, Ariz.

August 08, 2014 4:01 pm
Arizona Canning Company

Arizona Canning Company

Michelle Gonzales monitors a line of canned pinto beans at the Tucson plant, which employs about 135.

August 01, 2014 11:20 am
Mel Ortega

Mel Ortega

Mel Ortega, right, directs a shot with his camera operator, Alexis Johnson, as the two get interviews at the dedication ceremonies for the sculpture “The First Sighting.”

July 30, 2014 2:51 pm
Up and away

Up and away

Henry Buffington breaks ranks to stand under the billowing parachute during a beach-related activity at the Our Time class for the Kindermusik at Musical Steps Academy, held at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde, on July 22.

July 28, 2014 10:15 am
Tarantula Society

Tarantula Society

Morgan Rose Hurst gets a close look at one of the many spiders at J. Mugleston’s Great Basin Serpentarium table in the Spider Mall at the 16th Annual American Tarantula Society Conference at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.

July 28, 2014 10:07 am
Cienega Narrows

Cienega Narrows

The blooms on a century plant overlook Cienega Creek. Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and Rosemont Mine representatives are in talks about offsetting the mine’s impacts in the Cienega Basin. Huckelberry says that if the mine gets built, he wants to make sure the county gets to pr…

July 25, 2014 11:54 am
Canning

Canning

Strawberry jam is not hard to make, says Mardi Burden of Cuisine Classique Cooking School. The trick is to have the ingredients measured and equipment sterilized before getting started.

July 22, 2014 12:18 pm
The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

The crowd gets up and into the groove as the Magic of Motown goes upbeat for an encore at the DesertView Performing Arts Center in SaddleBrooke.

July 21, 2014 9:51 am
Neto's Tucson

Neto's Tucson

The scapulars Gilbert Romero held after being severely wounded in Korea lie on a photo of him, lower left, and his Easy Company service mates. The surviving members of E Company, a Marine Corps reserve unit, gathered for a reunion Saturday.

July 19, 2014 4:56 pm
Robot soccer

Robot soccer

The Money Team members Jorge Castillo, left, David Ibarra and Rodrigo Alonso react when their robot gives up a score during the Soccer RoboCup Junior tournament at the UA Bookstore. More than 30 students participated in the program. 

July 18, 2014 3:21 pm
Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo in the Star studio, Thursday, June 5, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. 

July 18, 2014 11:59 am
Joan Wagener

Joan Wagener

Pima County Superior Court Judge Joan Wagener is the first Japanese American woman to sit on the bench in Arizona. During the robing portion of her investiture ceremony Friday, she is assisted by her niece Jalene Wagener, left, and brother Charles Wagener.

July 11, 2014 5:59 pm
Musical Magic

Musical Magic

Benjamin Hakim, right, shows off his dancing moves as the groove gets hot at the Musical Magic for Kids event at the Oro Valley Town Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive. The event, sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, features a different interactive perform…

July 07, 2014 1:40 pm
Party bike

Party bike

Arizona Party Bike owner Robert Mayer : “On the street itself, it is a public consumption violation, but not on the vehicle. Because passengers are not in actual physical control of the vehicle ... no DUI or BUI can occur.”

July 03, 2014 6:12 pm
Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo in the Star studio, Thursday, June 5, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. 

July 03, 2014 1:33 pm
Home and Life

Home and Life

Quay sunnies come in a wide range of styles and cost $40 and $45 at The Green Monkey Boutique. “Since it’s sunny 360 days a year, they’re the perfect accessory,” says manager/buyer Jennifer Senger. “You wear sunglasses every day.”

July 03, 2014 11:26 am
DACA

DACA

Alma Davila, center, and Jesus Torres created a “human knot” at a meeting of the Dream Educational Empowerment Program on Thursday. A study shows 60 percent of “Dreamers” have gotten jobs since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was launched.

July 02, 2014 12:24 pm
Heather Lindquist

Heather Lindquist

Heather Lindquist’s striped navy knit dress, $310, with a silk infinity scarf, $99, from and clothing line Tonatiuh, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

July 01, 2014 7:40 pm
Brushfire Ice Creamery

Brushfire Ice Creamery

Gilbert Quiroz, left, and M.J. Gill taste a few samples at the Brushfire Ice Creamery, 7080 E. 22nd St.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

BICAS supporters embrace the heat

BICAS supporters

June 28, 2014 4:13 pm
Gardening

Gardening

Dozens of pieces of painted metal garden art are from K & M, ranging in price from $12.95 to 32.95 at Harlow Gardens.

June 25, 2014 3:39 pm
Oh My Glee!

Oh My Glee!

Director Jess Ryan asks for a big finish as she works through a musical number from the movie “Frozen” at the Tucson Girls Chorus Oh My Glee! Musical Theatre Camp last week at 4020 E River Road. Another camp is running this week; an open house for the chorus will be Aug. 16 (see box at right).

June 23, 2014 10:15 am
Ballet Folklorico Tapatío

Ballet Folklorico Tapatío

Women in intricately designed dresses dance in the Jalisco style as part of Ballet Folklórico Tapatío’s performance at the Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta at Pinnacle Peak and Trail Dust Town on May 4. 

June 21, 2014 11:32 am
TIA tower

TIA tower

An Arizona Air National Guard tanker passes over the control tower at Tucson International Airport. The FAA is spending $42 million to build a new one.

June 18, 2014 1:10 pm
Ernesto Portillo

Ernesto Portillo

June 17, 2014 11:17 am
Foster dads

Foster dads

Rafael Delgado juggles three of the four children he’s raising, his foster children and son Santiago, 2, as they search for books at the Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library. Delgado says it is important to keep the bond among the siblings.

June 13, 2014 9:57 am

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