The Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson is facing a lack of kennel space for large dogs. PACC needs volunteers, fosters and adopters to help.
The Unidas program, affiliated with the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, aims to build leadership skills among girls, young women and gender-expansive teens, who also learn grant-writing skills and explore professional development.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Mayra Alejandra's pieces of art — and her photo — are featured in West Elm's window. Mayra's business Solace includes handcrafted macrame pieces made with cholla, saguaro ribs and driftwood.
The Youniverse Selfie Museum in Tucson, Arizona is celebrating its grand opening on September 15. The selfie museum has nearly 50 handmade photo sets, including horror displays, to help create a lifetime of photographic memories. Read more
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Jessica Gonzales has been creating murals since 2016 and became a full-time muralist in 2019. She's painted some of our favorite murals around the Tucson area, all bursting with color and detail. Read more
Not only are caterpillars abundant on roadways, they’re showing up in swimming pools and gardens, and on walls and hiking trails around Arizona, including Tucson. The caterpillars are on a mission to eat as much as they can before becoming white-lined sphinx moths. Read more
A new Tucson club, 17th Street Music Club, will give local artists a place to gather with other musicians and small audiences for intimate unplugged shows. Read more
If you are moving to Tucson, Arizona, new to Tucson, or have lived here for years, this story is for you. Learn about the weather, Santa Cruz River, our UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation, monsoon, and the ASU vs. UofA rivalry. Read more
Take a weekend day trip or stay in Tucson and get into one of these museums for free Sept. 18 to celebrate Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day 2021. Tucson museums include Arizona History Museum, Tucson Desert Art Museum and DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum. Read more
Here's how Carlotta Flores, a Tucson restaurateur, landed a spot on a Forbes "50 Over 50" list highlighting women making a difference in society and culture. Flores heads her family’s Si Charro restaurant group that includes the flagship El Charro Café. Read more
Travel Magazine recently released a list of the 10 best hot dogs in the United States and Tucson's own El Guero Canelo made the list. Read more
Louis Carlos Bernal captured the culture of barrio life in the Southwest in his photos. The University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography in Tucson received a $255,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation that will fund a substantial exhibition in fall 2023 of Bernal’s work. Read more
Tucson celebrates its 246th birthday on Aug. 20, 2021. From the food and art to the views and weather, here are some of our favorite things about the Old Pueblo. Read more
Biblio Lotus is the Pima County Library's newest initiative led by Xuan Zhou. The program is designed to support and give voice to the Asian communities of Tucson. There are six teams in all, each charged with connecting a specific group to the library and a community beyond. Read more
When mother-daughter duo Carol McCluer and Parry Burton experienced pandemic-related job losses last year, they teamed up to create a line of ayurvedic beauty products infused with CBD called Naturally Parry. Read more
Working with Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin, Tucson Medical Center recently opened a milk depot for Tucson moms to donate breast milk to babies. Read more
Tucson food writer Ellice Lueders will be chatting with the Arizona Daily Star's opinion team this Thursday at 2 p.m. over Zoom. Readers are welcome to bring questions and comments to the floor. Don't miss out! Read more
For the last year, three neighborhoods in Tucson have set up ideas based around kindness and reflection to help fellow neighbors. Read more
In Pima County, several women have climbed the ranks to leadership roles in public safety despite smaller numbers in the profession. Five women in public safety leadership positions across Tucson, Arizona share why they chose their career and how the job has been affected by the pandemic. Read more
This Is Tucson editor and co-founder Irene McKisson is leaving the Arizona Daily Star after 18 years. Editor Gloria Knott will take over. Read more