Friday, November 21, 2014

Bits and Pieces

Will Oro Valley Have A New 5-Story Building?

La Posada, a retirement community in Green Valley, is looking to open a facility on 1st Ave, behind the Home Depot shopping center. The architect was mentored by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Town is had a site tour last Saturday morning. Details are at the following link. The property owner wants to build a 5 story building there! Ouch!
We Don't Understand Why...

Council Member Snyder and some of the members of the Oro Valley Town Council insist that Oro Valley is getting demographically younger when the town is seeing construction of so many retirement homes and extended care facilities,   Can young families afford to live in the new luxury apartments?  Logic tells us no.

None of this makes sense to us.
El Tour de Tucson Route To Disrupt Traffic Tommorow

Tomorrow is the annual El Tour de Tucson bike run.  It runs through Oro Valley.   Riders  turn north on Ina Road,  then travel left on Pusch View Lane,  right on La Canada,  and left on Moore Road.   it would be good to avoid these roadways from 9 AM through midday.  Problem is:   It is virtually impossible to avoid these roadways if you live in Oro Valley.
Catalina Springs Memory Care Is Ready To Open

Located at 9685 N. Oracle Rd., Catalina Springs Memory Care had it's Grand Opening event Wednesday, November 19th.

"Catalina Springs Memory Care offers comprehensive and caring Alzheimer's and dementia care in Oro Valley based on Montessori principles.

The mission of their supportive community is 'to serve the special needs of individuals with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. The residence is a comforting environment, incorporating safety and supportive cues throughout...even in the secured courtyard and inside walking path.'"

Call 520-297-2500 for more information.
Reminder: November is American Diabetes Month

In October, Mayor Hiremath proclaimed November as American Diabetes Month. At the last Council Meeting, the Mayor read the proclamation. Oro Valley is a healthy community. With its miles of multiuse paths and its Aquatics Center, Oro Valley is a great place to walk, bike and swim. Exercise helps with the control and prevention of diabetes. It is important for all of us in Oro Valley to be aware of diabetes and do our part to Stop Diabetes.

American Diabetes Month is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes. It is a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. For years, the American Diabetes Association has used this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and its serious complications and its impact on people living Diabetes.

Arizonans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as nearly 500,000 of our local family and friends suffer from the disease. This means that one out of every nine Arizonans is affected by diabetes. Thousands more may have diabetes and not yet know it! It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 will be directly affected by diabetes in their lifetime.
High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) Activity Report from Lambert and La Canada

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (November 19, 2014) - The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) conducted High Visibility Traffic (HiVE") detail at Lambert and La Canada on November 18, 2014 from 7:00 am - 10:00 a.m. Five OVPD motorcycle officers conducted traffic enforcement around the intersection, emphasizing traffic safety. The following traffic activity was reported:

  • 35 Traffic stops 
  • 33 Stops were the result of a moving violation i.e., speeding, running a red light, improper turn
  • 3 Drivers received citations for the moving violation 
  • 30 Drivers received warning for the moving violation 
  • 2 Drivers were arrested for driving on a suspended license
(Source: Oro Valley Police Press Release)

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