Randall has new job
at Universal Avionics
Evelyn Datri, left, gets in a bit of summer Christmas shopping as she looks over tree ornaments with sales manager Laura Brauneis in Diana's Christmas Collection at Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Datri shopped at the gallery on Tuesday.
A Santa on a motorcycle and one of Diana Madaras' paintings, "Kitty Humbug," are some of the items for sale at her gallery.
It may be 90-plus degrees outside, but it's a winter wonderland inside Tucson artist Diana Madaras' Foothills gallery.
The Sporting Chance Center cost $6 million and was built through a partnership between Tucson Medical Center, Pima County and Southern Arizona Community Sports.
This is the southern half of the indoor Sporting Chance Center on the northwest side at 2100 W. Curtis Road (at North La Cholla Boulevard). The full 40,000-square-foot space can accommodate up to five basketball or eight volleyball courts.
Jeevaj Bondalapati, center left, and Alejandro Gonzales, center right, chase down the ball during a game of Futsol indoor soccer at the new facility.
A 40,000-square-foot indoor sports center is scheduled to open Aug. 4 on Tucson's northwest side.
Charlie Harris, owner of Charlie's Comic Books: "A comics store is very much a personality."
Charlie Harris wheels his bike into his shop, Charlie's Comic Books, after his 2 1/2-mile morning commute.
Charlie Harris offers free candy to two youngsters on last month's Free Comic Book Day. It's OK to linger and touch the comic books at Harris' shop.
Maneuvering a table through the crowd on Free Comic Book Day is just one of Charlie Harris' many tasks. The shop owner, who has no employees, works 80-90 hours a week.
Charlie Harris, who never got a driver's license, rides a bike a customer bought after Harris' 35-year-old bike died.
A small bed tucked into the back room of Charlie Harris' comic book shop is ready for the days he logs extra-long hours.
Charlie Harris allows himself just five days off a year. Otherwise, he works. Every day. He logs 80-90 hours a week and doesn't have a single employee.
The 19 trucks in Ron's Produce Co.'s fleet sat behind locked gates at the company's south-side warehouse on Friday, a day after the longtime Tucson produce distributor notified restaurants it would no longer be doing business.
Signs instruct employees, customers and the U.S. Postal Service how to make contact with Ron's Produce Co. Locked and chained gates greeted visitors Friday at the warehouse.
Metal theft may be the motive for people suspected of impersonating Tucson Water employees.
Baker Chanel Reid stacks loaves of multigrain bread at the Gourmet Girls Gluten-Free Bakery/Bistro, which opened in November and offers a gluten-free menu featuring desserts and sandwiches.
Susan Fulton, left, and Mary Gibson, owners of Gourmet Girls Gluten-Free Bakery/Bistro, show off the desserts and breads they offer at their restaurant, which caters to those whose bodies are unable to process gluten, a protein found in wheat and related grains.