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The Pima Animal Care Center offers some ideas on how to keep your pets safe and sound this Easter: keep candy baskets and flowers out of reach, and think about the commitment before you buy your child a bunny or chick. Read more»

For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Eggstravaganza will be held at Mansfield Park on Saturday, with egg hunts, the Easter Bunny and other spring holiday happenings. Read more»

A second open house public meeting will take place Thursday evening on the West Side as the city develops a master plan for Joaquín Murrieta Park. Read more»

Just weeks after Oscar, an 8-week-old pit bull mix, was found in a Reid Park trashcan, Kimmy the Chihuahua was found in an apartment dumpster. She is now healthy and ready to find a new home. Read more»

Don't be alarmed if you see smoke coming from Mt. Lemmon on Monday. The Santa Catalina Ranger District has scheduled a controlled wood pile burning near two campsites that day. Read more»

Two Pima County Health Department programs will extend their operating hours and update their services beginning in March. Read more»

Under AWASA's expanded Pet Fix program, government assisted pet owners can get free spay/neuter surgeries for up to two animals per month at participating clinics. Read more»

While it may not offer views of an asteroid's close call with Earth, much less an encounter with a flaming meteorite, an all-day skywatching party at Pima Community College will offer amateur astronomers a chance to gaze upward Saturday. Read more»

Tucson Water is hosting two free workshops on gray water and rainwater irrigation system installations Saturday, Feb. 16. Rebates are available for those who qualify and attend the workshops at the University of Arizona, Pima County Cooperative Extension. Read more» 1

The first of two public hearings on a replacement for the city's general plan will be held Wednesday evening. Tucsonans will have a chance to voice their opinions on the Plan Tucson draft before the City Planning Commission on Feb. 13 and 27. Read more»

The YWCA Tucson is accepting applications for its 2013 Tucson Women's Leadership Program through Friday. The program includes eight sessions and will give participants an "opportunity to interact with Tucson's outstanding women leaders and to network with other women." Read more»

What's on your pup's playlist?

The Pima Animal Care Center has collected $10,000 in donations to install a sound system to play relaxing classical music for the stray and unwanted animals awaiting adoption in the Pima County kennel. Read more»

Oscar loves stay warm in his brown hoodie when he plays outside, according to Samantha Esquivel.

Oscar, an 8-week-old pit bull mix, was rescued after someone dumped him in a Reid Park trash can. But he's no grouch; he's now living the life of a typical puppy at the Humane Society. Read more»

The Downtown Tucson Partnership is seeking volunteers to act as ambassadors for the city's center during this year's Gem and Mineral Show. Read more» 1

El Rio Golf Course

What to do with the first grass golf course in Arizona will be the topic of a public meeting Wednesday night. A "Complete the Dreams" meeting will give residents a chance to comment on the future of El Rio Golf Course and neighboring Joaquin Murrieta Park. Read more»