Friday, November 6, 2015

Bits and Pieces

A small addition is a big help
There is a new, small piece that has been added to the CDO Multi-Use trail. It enables users to go under La Canada to the south direction of the road. Though small, it substantially improves safety for those taking that route.

OVVoice makes huge "boo boo"
There is a free publication that purports to report about Oro Valley. It is mailer that is called OVVoice. Their "reporting' is slanted to only talk nice things about Oro Valley. So, this week they touted that "Canyon del Oro High School Students Rally Against Bullying" on their front page. They included a picture of what they labeled as CDO cheerleaders. But wait. Look at the picture. When did CDO cheerleaders start wearing Amphi uniforms?

They Got It Wrong!
We know that we make some proofreading mistakes. But, my goodness, this is a huge mistake by a publication that purports to be a news paper.

November HiVE Deployments
"Oro Valley, Ariz. (October 27, 2015) – The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) will continue its High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) efforts during November on Oracle Road at the Magee and Suffolk intersections. OVPD hopes to increase awareness and reduce collisions related to inattention, following too closely and failing to yield to other drivers.

OVPD will deploy motorcycle officers on the following dates:

Oracle Magee/Suffolk intersections:
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015: 7 - 10 a.m. 
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015: 4 - 7 p.m. 
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015: 7 - 10 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015: 4 - 7 p.m.
Motorists are asked to be aware of the additional enforcement activity and drive safely."
(Source: Oro Valley Police Department press release)

Free Harvest Heritge Festival at Steam Pump Ranch November 7
"Oro Valley, Arizona (October 20, 2015) – Join the Town of Oro Valley on Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Harvest Heritage Festival at Steam Pump Ranch. This free, family-friendly event includes live music, cultural and culinary demonstrations, a petting zoo, and kids’ crafts. Steam Pump Ranch is located at 10901 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley." Read more about this here. (Source: Town Of Oro Valley press release)

October-November Oro Valley Vista Magazine Online
You can read the latest Town Of Oro Valley Vista Magazine online. Articles include Mayor Hiremath's State Of The Town Address in October, The University of Arizona's new Oro Valley campus, a bit about business spotlight on Givanni's Gelato Cafe, and a link to the fall "Water Way"s newsletter. Read more about the Gelato Cafe here.

UPDATE: Oro Valley re-launches restaurant with new menus, new name and new look
"Oro Valley, Arizona (October 16, 2015) – An inspiring new restaurant in Oro Valley, featuring an eclectic tour of rustic American cuisine and some of the best views in the entire region, is opening its doors to the public on Thursday, October 22 at 5 p.m. The Overlook is part of the newly-acquired Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center at 10555 N. La Cañada Drive." Read more here. (Source: Town Of Oro Valley press release)

"Challengers Steve Didio, Ryan Hartung and Shirl Lamonna have all argued that by the town owning The Overlook, it’s directly competing with privately owned businesses in Oro Valley." Read about this in an Arizona Daily Star article 

815 police-related incidents in October
Website crime shows 815 police-related reported by the Oro Valley Police Department for the past month. Looks to us like there's an incident in every portion of our community (see map on right). That number includes public assistance calls on the part of the volunteer police.

You can identify and look up information on any crime in your area by visiting the web site. The reports don't provide much detail. However, each report has a unique identifier assigned by the police department. Perhaps you need to talk with them to get more information or a police report.

Shop Oro Valley this holiday season for weekly prize drawings!
"Oro Valley, Arizona (October 29, 2015) — The Town of Oro Valley’s annual “Shop OV Holiday Campaign” begins November 2, 2015, and runs through January 4, 2016. During the campaign, residents and visitors who shop in Oro Valley and spend $25 or more may enter their receipt for a chance to win great prizes in a weekly drawing." Learn more here. (Source: Town Of Oro Valley press release)

Oro Valley Parks & Recreation offices will relocate to community center
Oro Valley, Arizona (October 30, 2015) – Administrative offices for Oro Valley Parks and Recreation will be relocated to the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center at 10555 N. La Cañada Drive. The change will happen on Thursday, November 12.(Source: Town Of Oro Valley press release)

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