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Tired tires: Tucson’s summers wreak havoc on rubber

Tires are a necessity for motorists, but it’s important to replace them before they get too tired. Arizona’s sizzling summers age tires even further, as is evidenced by the rising number of tire retreads, or alligators, strewn across Arizona roadways.

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Fuel’s gold: Miles per gallon rule on the showroom floor

You might as well give up now: There’s no way you’ll achieve the EPA’s mileage ratings that are so prominently touted on the window stickers of new cars in dealerships’ showrooms.

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Loaning your car to a friend? There are lots of things to consider

The next time someone asks to borrow your car, you might want to think twice.

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Think twice about loaning car

The next time someone asks to borrow your car, you might want to think twice.

October 07, 2013 9:12 pm

Take Heed with E15

It’s still a long and winding road when it comes to developing a clean-burning fuel for vehicles.

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Protect fuel pump: Don't drive on fumes

You're driving along the road when all of a sudden your vehicle's low-fuel light blinks on.

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Craft fare: Creating a room devoted to your passion is on the upswing

Craft fare: Creating a room devoted to your passion is on the upswing

Tracy Holsinger corralled her scrapbooking passion into a craft room when her son moved out to go to Arizona State University.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Container gardening: Doing a lot in tight space

Container gardening: Doing a lot in tight space

Outside Karen Gebbia's back door, a 12-by-6-foot raised garden bed is home to a who's who of plants: tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, oregano, mint, dill and strawberries.

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Poisons lurk in your dog's domain

Poisons lurk in your dog's domain

Zeppelin, an energetic white Labrador retriever mix, occasionally can be found chomping on a stick at the dog park.

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If you're parking it, protect it

We've all heard the toll that Arizona's intense heat can take on your car, but that's not the only challenge vehicle owners face during the hottest months of the year - especially those who park their cars for extended periods of time.

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Few cars need premium gas

When you're filling up at the gas pump, it's easy to assume that "premium" is the best. So, opting for a 93 octane fuel rather than a lowly 87 must help your car, right?

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Make sure auto coverage is right

Don't go on autopilot when choosing car insurance.

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Eat, drink, help fight breast cancer

A four-hour food and wine extravaganza Thursday - Cook for the Cure - will raise money to fight breast cancer.

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If it's Tuesday, it's half-price wine day at Tucson's Wildflower restaurant

Today's half-priced wine day at Wildflower, 7037 N. Oracle Road.

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Thank-you for zookeepers can earn child a free visit

Show your love for the animals' keepers today at Reid Park Zoo.

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2 days of giveaways left at El Con Chick-fil-A

  In case you missed it earlier this week, you still have today and Saturday to cash in on free food at El Con Chick-fil-A, 3605 E. Broadway. 

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Kids can dabble with ocean; adults can check out tattoos

While Tucson's monsoon season is under way, the Children's Museum will bring kids a taste of the ocean Monday.

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Potter knows happiness and contentment

Potter knows happiness and contentment

There's aesthetic art, and there's functional art. Janet Burner likes to do a bit of both. Nowadays the potter, 64, is focusing more on the artistic side of her work.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Popular fitness practice packs a punch

Popular fitness practice packs a punch

Not all kickboxing classes are created equal. There's kickboxing lite, and then there's kickboxing that prepares you for competition by teaching razor-sharp moves with punishing kicks and punches. Tucson offers both types - and a variety of classes in between.

July 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Kids and parents can create a mixed-media work at TMA

This Fourth of July week offers some fun activities for both families and music lovers.

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El Charro Café celebrates Cinco de Monthly with $5 specials

The Tucson area's five El Charro Cafés will celebrate Cinco de Monthly the fifth of every month.

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Ex-restaurant exec shifts direction to lead Mormon mission in Japan

Ex-restaurant exec shifts direction to lead Mormon mission in Japan

Quit your job as chief financial officer for Metro Restaurants: Check.

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The Jolt leaves listeners in lurch; status unknown

Listeners of The Jolt - and its on-air personalities - were given a jolt themselves when the station stopped on-air programming Friday morning.

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Tucson radio station suddenly stops on-air programming

Listeners of The Jolt — and its on-air personalities — were given a jolt themselves when the station stopped on-air programming Friday morning.

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Existing site in Fox chain to become a Zinburger

Existing site in Fox chain to become a Zinburger

Known for its regional American food and delectable cinnamon-sugar-covered doughnuts, Montana Avenue is slated to close Aug. 15. After a speedy four-day remodeling, the east-side restaurant will transform into another Zinburger by mid-August.

June 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Cool off and take in Greer Days: Your duck may be the lucky one

Next weekend, take a trip to cooler climes in the White Mountains and check out the free Greer Days.

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Mixology boot camp trains cocktail do-it-yourselfers

 Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails is starting a Mixology Boot Camp.

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Meet a comic genius, and then meet a real cuckoo

Get funny and get one with nature this week.

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Mercado San Agustin continues celebration today

Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento at West Congress Street, is hosting its grand opening today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Celebrate Israeli freedom with dance, music, games

Enjoy the free Israel 63rd Festival and Art Fair from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road.

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Tucson sandwich of the day: Big Al's BLT

Tucson sandwich of the day: Big Al's BLT

We went off the beaten path throughout Tucson to find 16 of Tucson's most scrumptious sandwiches. 

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'Wich hunt

'Wich hunt

Whether they're stuffed, baked, fried or filled, sandwiches are a fare of the heart. "People like sandwiches better than anything," said Beth Jorgenson, owner of Jorgie's Cafe. "You can add stuff to a burger, but it's still just a burger. With sandwiches you can do so much more."

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Artists open their studios; local clay co-op shows its process

Celebrate the visual arts today with two free events.

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Get revved up over horse event in town or Bisbee car & motorcycle show

From horses to cars, next weekend has a couple of events to watch and support.

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Take your pick: Chess Fest and Renaissance fair offer family fun

Two family-friendly events next weekend will keep you in town or send you on a road trip.

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Tops in Blue is free tonight at Music Hall

A free, all-ages event tonight will keep your toes tapping and your patriotism strong.

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Grass-fed beef for dining in, eating out

You can find just about anything at the weekend farmers markets at St. Philip's Plaza - including several options for grass-fed beef.

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Last chance to catch Ballet Tucson paired with premier desserts

After you've wandered around the Tucson Festival of Books today on the University of Arizona campus, you can veer off and attend Ballet Tucson's 14th annual Dance & Dessert event.

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Graze anatomy

Graze anatomy

SAN RAFAEL VALLEY - While bumping along a rutted dirt road in a Ford F350 pickup on a windy February afternoon, it was easy to imagine a simpler, more pristine life while passing miles of knee- and thigh-high grasses yellowed from winter.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Under $30: Small town feel rolls on

Under $30: Small town feel rolls on

PATAGONIA - The Wagon Wheel Saloon is just the convivial kind of place you'd expect in a small town. The long, wooden bar invites lingering, with a smattering of locals at 2:30 p.m. on a weekday, either eating a late lunch or nursing a once-frosty mug of beer.

March 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Lescroart enjoying career he never thought he'd have as thriller writer

Lescroart enjoying career he never thought he'd have as thriller writer

The first question most people ask writer John Lescroart is how to pronounce his name.

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Garden railway tour chugging your way

Garden railway tour chugging your way

Ride the rails visually next weekend at the Tucson Garden Railway Society 2011 Rails in the Garden Tour.

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Free flapjacks in Tucson tomorrow for National Pancake Day

IHOP is offering free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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Phoenix museum hosting Indian fair

Head up to Phoenix next weekend for the state's largest American Indian market.

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Fiction whisks readers into new settings

Fiction whisks readers into new settings

Suspense. Drama. Chick lit. Horror. Comedy.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Hit the library for a film that challenges your mind

The Pima County Public Library is showing a series of provocative movies- movies designed to make you think.

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Clubs go from luxe to 'Easy Rider' cool

Think 1960s Americana, and you'll get an idea of what two soon-to-open clubs - a sports bar and grill and a nightclub - are all about.

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Under $30: Gabby's Simplicity sizzles

Under $30: Gabby's Simplicity sizzles

Some magic is in the air at Brundog's and La Cocina de Gabby. The Mexico City-style restaurant opened in mid-September and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

February 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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