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Ceres

Ceres

Photos of the dwarf planet Ceres — a 2004 image from the Hubble telescope, left, and the most recent from the Dawn spacecraft — were shown Tuesday at the Planetary Science Institute. The images will become sharper as the Dawn spacecraft approaches Ceres for its orbit set to begin March 6.

January 27, 2015 3:43 pm
The Big Cookie Drop

The Big Cookie Drop

Girls Scout staff and volunteers kept busy loading vehicles with supplies of cookies during the Big Cookie Drop in Tucson Friday, January 16, 2015 at Casas Church, 10801 N. La Cholla Boulevard in Oro Valley. Volunteers and Girl Scout troop leaders stopped by to pick up cookies from noon to 6…

January 16, 2015 5:09 pm
CDO Soccer Practice

CDO Soccer Practice

Caleb Sanchez, left, has scored 20 goals. He says Ruben Torres, right, and his Dorados teammates have “continually just given me the opportunity to put it into the back of the net.”

January 13, 2015 8:40 pm
Gym Beauty

Gym Beauty

The products Julie Penny swears by — available at Gadabout SalonSpas — and always carries in her gym bag:Gadabout Bare 101 Glycolic Cleanse Pads, $20.Gadabout Bare 101 Cleanse Makeup Pads, $16.Kerastase K Powder Bluff dry powder, $37. “It’s amazing,” Penny says of the dry shampoo. “It’ll flu…

January 05, 2015 5:41 pm
Maynards

Maynards

Kim Nash, left, shares a hug with organizer Jannie Cox during a recent event. Kim and her parents, Cathy and Gary, will mark their 200th visit this spring.

December 27, 2014 2:29 pm
Calm Home

Calm Home

Patricia Mooney, here with her dogs, Lyra, left and Dakota, has carved out a reading area in her bedroom, where she generally retreats to ease away the stress of a hectic day. Another retreat: her outdoor shower.

December 26, 2014 1:00 pm
Ventana Medical Systems Award

Ventana Medical Systems Award

Edward Evans works on tray and nozzle alignment on a BenchMark XT at Ventana Medical Systems in Oro Valley. Ventana Medical Systems recently won a major manufacturing award.

December 26, 2014 12:55 pm
Calm Home

Calm Home

“There is something very special about the eastern rising sun,” says Mooney, who can watch it from her outdoor shower. She grows lavender and rosemary nearby.

December 26, 2014 12:57 pm
Ventana Medical Systems Award

Ventana Medical Systems Award

Hiro Nitta, left, and Dr. Shalini Singh review predictive and prognostic biomarkers on a multi-head microscope at Ventana Medical Systems in Oro Valley.

December 26, 2014 12:55 pm
Catalina Foothills Basketball Practice

Catalina Foothills Basketball Practice

Senior guard Dakota Kordsiemon, right, is a three-year starter. He’s going against Liam Giffin during a scrimmage.

December 25, 2014 8:00 pm
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

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