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July 4 roundup: Where to celebrate Independence Day in Tucson

Independence Day is almost here and there are many family-friendly and adult options when it comes to celebrating in the Tucson area this year.... Read more»

Monsoons and mariachi at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

The El Día de San Juan Fiesta will take place this Friday, June 24 at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. From 5 to 10 p.m. the market will be transformed with live music, tasty aguas frescas drinks and vibrant examples of Mexican culture.... Read more»

Tracing Baja California’s evolution, one bottle of wine at a time

Wineries in Baja California are attracting tourists with varieties that range from aromatic viogniers to deep cabernet sauvignons. There are more than 70 wineries in Valle de Guadalupe, all producing, bottling and distributing wines year-round.... Read more»

8 places to celebrate with mom this Sunday

A round-up of Mother's Day events happening this Sunday.... Read more»

Safeway closing store at Grant & Craycroft

A grocery store at the intersection of Grant and Craycroft will be closed by mid-June, Safeway representatives said. About 80 employees will have the opportunity to transfer to other stores. The company merged with Albertsons last year in a $9.2 billion deal. ... Read more»

4 things to know about using vertical IDs to buy alcohol in Arizona

Vertical driver’s licenses are now accepted as valid identification in Arizona for out-of-state residents 21 years old and older who want to buy alcohol, ending a nearly 21-month ban and bringing relief to customers and business owners.... Read more»

ASU study may help improve lifespan of honey bees

As honey bee colonies decline, ASU researchers are trying to understand the resilience of the bee colonies that survive through tough living conditions.... Read more»

FDA allowing folic acid in masa could cut Latino birth defects

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration announced that manufacturers can start adding folic acid to masa de maiz beginning Friday, a move long pursued by advocates who say it will curb birth defects in the Hispanic community.... Read more»

SNAP food assistance cuts coming to Pima County

Unemployed SNAP recipients in Pima County will have 90 days to find employment or risk losing their food assistance. 40,000 Arizonans will be among more than 500,000 people across the country who will lose benefits commonly known as food stamps.... Read more»

Albert Hall to shutter Acacia restaurant

After 11 years at the helm of Acacia, chef Albert Hall and his partner and wife, Lila Yamashiro, will close the contemporary American restaurant in the Foothills in May.... Read more»

Donate your excess citrus to those in need on Saturday

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is holding its second of three Super Citrus Saturdays this weekend on Feb. 20... Read more»

Strong El Niño storms in Arizona could mean higher produce prices

This year’s El Niño will be one of the strongest weather cycles of its kind on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Tucson gastronomy shows border culture war is a false flag

Tucson has just become a UNESCO "Worldwide City of Gastronomy," which reminds me of how some are up in arms over an Illegal Pete's chain restaurant. Latino culture isn't just embraced here in Tucson. It's marketed. It's not just appropriated. It's sometimes mis-appropriated — and it's everywhere.... Read more»

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Holiday roundup: A very merry month of events

The holidays are upon us and Tucson offers up a veritable cornucopia of festive events to help you enjoy the season:... Read more»

Tucson's food culture garners UN award: 'Worldwide City of Gastronomy'

Tucson's food culture earned the city recognition from the United Nations on Friday as a Worldwide City of Gastronomy. Tucson, along with 46 other cities, was added to the Creative Cities Network.... Read more»

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