A look at illegal street racing: Going from the streets to the track

According to Tucson Police Department records, the majority of street racing related cases in Tucson have been linked only to speeding. Most have been reasonably above the speed limit but some cases saw drivers exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph or more.  In the past five years there have only been a handful of D.U.I. cases. Only 30 people in the last five years were guilty of being under the influence of alcohol, others under the influence of marijuana.  Of those 30 people, 12 were guilty of DUI with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or more, 8 of DUI impaired to the slightest degree, 6 of possessing, selling, transporting or using marijuana, three of possessing, selling, or manufacturing drug paraphernalia, and one minor guilty of driving after drinking.   Read more

Solar cars run on Tucson sun

Around 325 people, including participants, spectators and students gathered for the Solar Technology Showcase at the University of Arizona Tech Park at Rita Ranch on Saturday, July 21. The event showcased some of the nations most tech-savvy high school students involved in solar powered car challenges.     Read more

Sun-powered cars

The Solar Technology Showcase will feature the National Solar Car challenge this Saturday, July 21st at 2:00 p.m. held in the UA Tech Park in Tucson, Arizona.  Read more

Best places to see 4th of July fireworks on campus

Once the sun goes down on the Fourth of July in Tucson, people turn west toward ‘A’ Mountain, also known as Sentinel Peak, for the fireworks display, to end the holiday with a bang. The Tucson Fire Department oversees the setup of these fireworks and starts the display around 9:15 p.m.  Read more

Cobra Arcade Bar holds grand opening Friday

The arcade-bar concept was developed in Phoenix prior to opening a second location here in Tucson. According to an article in the June 27 Tucson Weekly, the concept is the work co-founders Ariel Bracamonte and Chuckie Duff.  Read more