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.
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…
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.”
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…
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Hiro Nitta, left, and Dr. Shalini Singh review predictive and prognostic biomarkers on a multi-head microscope at Ventana Medical Systems in Oro Valley.
Senior guard Dakota Kordsiemon, right, is a three-year starter. He’s going against Liam Giffin during a scrimmage.
The restaurant has been in limbo since the late 1980s. Says Mike Hulquist: “I’m pretty much in a condemned building.”
“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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
Figs flourish here this time of year — and there are many ways to prepare them.
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 …
The streetcar’s arrival this summer marked an end to years of traffic detours, security fences and torn-up streets.
Workers from R. J. Corman Railroad Group work to remove rail cars and containers from the Union Pacific tracks near Picacho Peak on Tuesday.
A family learns how to install a child seat properly with the help of trained technicians.
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.
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.
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.”
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…
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.
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.
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.
Looking westward along Sandy Beach in Puerto Peñasco ("Rocky Point), Sonora, Mexico.
Eighty solar panels, arranged in subarrays, cover a 5,000-square-foot building near Fort Lowell and Craycroft roads.
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…
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 …
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Dozens of protestors were gathered north of Tucson today waiting for the expected arrival of a busload of immigrant children
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).
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.