Peraza visits a dilapidated house in Sasabe, the last stop for migrants waiting for smugglers to grant them permission to cross the border illegally.
Victor Pérez, left, and Manuel Méndez share a quiet night at a shelter for migrants, which Peraza helps run. They'll try again, despite the risk, and that terrifies Peraza.
Children play in the living room of their Altar home, which is used as a production line to turn out dozens of pairs of carpet-soled shoe covers. Migrants wear them while crossing the border illegally so they don't leave tracks that will give them away to Border Patrol agents.
With fewer people crossing the border illegally, local shops have branched out beyond their former offerings of camouflage sweat pants, backpacks and shoe covers - but plenty of those things still sell.
"My mission is to serve, and my mission is above anything else - even fear."
At right, Wyble shows Abrium the ammo drum section of an A-10 fighter. The bimonthly tour gives children facing serious medical or chronic conditions a daylong tour of D-M to check out the aircraft, equipment and see people working.
Ryan Troncoso plays the drums as he lays down a percussion track with Jivin Scientists.
James Owens, or Runt, sings freestyle lyrics for recording with Jivin Scientists.
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Donna DeConcini squeezes lime juice onto a custom-tailored salsa she created for a customer.
Some of the ingredients for a custom salsa surround Donna DeConcini's cutting board as she chops mint. She showed last weekend that salsa can be made from many things other than tomatoes, chiles and onions.
Beverly King watches Donna DeConcini add chopped pineapple to a custom salsa she's preparing.
Jonathan Khan, a former UA golfer, didn't let this difficult shot on No. 10 keep him from advancing with a 3-under 68.
A well-shined hub on a Rural/Metro paramedic engine, which was on display, reflects visitors to Burn Buster Blast. Vehicles on exhibit ranged from ladder trucks to law enforcement motorcycles.
No one was arguing with this guy, a tiger rattlesnake rescued from a Foothills golf course. The snake was on display at D&M's Reptile Rescue table.
Two-year-old Ian McMillan climbs the steps on Northwest Fire's technical rescue truck.
A billowing cloud of dust kicked up by gusty winds envelopes a west bound truck as it sweeps over I-10 just north of the Sunshine Blvd interchange, Tue. Mar. 6, 2012, Eloy, Ariz. Traffic came to a halt several times on that stretch of the highway due to low visibility from the dust. Kelly Pr…
Ivan Hamblin as Mortimer Brewster deals with the discovery that his two sweet elderly aunts played by Hannah Turner, center, and Sara Fallahi are, in fact, a murderous duo, in the production of "Arsenic and Old Lace."
Natalie Woolf, made up for her own roles, applies makeup depicting a botched facelift on Drake Sherman for his character in the production.
Lighting designer Steve Wezelman keeps an eye on the stage action from the technical booth.
Ron Brewster lines up his Celestron CPC 11 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope as he and others with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association prepare to give campers a view of the night sky.
Ahh, this is what camping is all about. Colin Boltz keeps a firm eye on a kingsnake that was on exhibit.
Saturday's family outing at the park included the screening of "Over the Hedge."
Apple/cranberry pie is great choice when it comes to serving a tart and sweet dish. Find out how to make your own Apple/cranberry pie by clicking here for the recipe. (Kelly Presnell/ARIZONA DAILY STAR)
was offered a chance to do 25 hours of service to reduce fine.
Arizona guard Josiah Turner (11) jukes his way around Northern Arizona guard Ify Umodu (32) while bring up the ball into the fore court in the second half at McKale Center, Fri. Dec. 2, 2011, Tucson, Ariz.
Arizona guard Josiah Turner (11) gets fouled by Arizona State forward Kyle Cain (5) on his drive under the basket in the first half at Wells Fargo Arena, Sun. Mar. 4, 2012, Tempe, Ariz. Kelly Presnell/ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Arizona guard Josiah Turner (11) gets dragged down by his arm on his way to the bucket in the first half against Arizona State at Wells Fargo Arena, Sun. Mar. 4, 2012, Tempe, Ariz. Kelly Presnell/ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Arizona guard Josiah Turner (11) drive to the bucket by Washington State guard/forward Abe Lodwick (31) in the first half at Beasley Coliseum, Thurs. Feb. 16, 2012, Pullman, Wash. Kelly Presnell/ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Arizona guard Josiah Turner (11) picks up a foul as he drives between two Colorado defenders in the first half at the Coors Events Center, Sat. Jan. 21, 2012, Boulder, Colo. Kelly Presnell/ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Arizona guard Josiah Turner (11) right, gives Arizona forward Jesse Perry (33) an earful after Perry drew a foul and a bucket against Colorado in the first half at the Coors Events Center, Sat. Jan. 21, 2012, Boulder, Colo. Kelly Presnell/ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Josiah Turner at U of A men's basketball media day, Wed. Oct. 12, 2011, Tucson, Ariz. Kelly Presnell/ARIZONA DAILY STAR
The mega-sized chianti bottle has stood outside the Boondocks Lounge on North First Avenue for years, drawing curious looks and certainly qualifying as one of Tucson's roadside oddities.
Kenneth Armstrong sets up the canopy from which he sells handmade shirts at the farmers market along south lawn of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, downtown.
Ruby Stafford checks out some of T-shirts and tank tops made of sustainable, natural-fiber fabrics that Kenneth Armstrong stitches in his one-bedroom, UA-area apartment.
Hair: Aaron Curtis. Makeup: Anne Skubis, both from Aveda Institute's Tucson campus.
Kenneth Armstrong checks his iPad while awaiting customers to browse some of his basic men's, women's and kids' tees made from natural-fiber fabrics. His label is Enclave.
Trays, pots and saucers await cleaning and sorting, part of the huge trove of ceramic pieces.
These pieces have been cleaned and sorted after sitting in the garage on Lee Street. They now await sale.
Jorgenson, on guitar, is noted for his gypsy jazz style of music. The show kicked off a performing and visual arts collaboration with the Desert Museum. The next show, featuring Beth Nielsen Chapman, is Nov. 15-16.
The John Jorgenson Quintet performed last Friday at the Warden Oasis Theater at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road.
John Jorgenson keeps the sound going, watching as violinist Jason Anick plays a solo. Go to oasisproject.desertmuseum.org for more about the program.
Xavin Gallardo gets some tips from coach Bob Tremelling during practice on the Rolling Hills driving range.
A bird cage makes a handy display case for earrings. Mast will open at its new location on an unspecified date in late summer.