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Re: “Local Heroes 2014

When will you feature Jacky Turchick? She started the fight to close American Atomics, and lead it. Then she was a central figure in the Sanctuary Movement. Then she helped start a free clinic for migrant farm workers. Then she helped start an orphanage and school in Zambia. Then she played an important role in getting the Mission Linen superfund site cleaned up. Then she played a large role in the creation and design of a new neighborhood pocket park in Barrio San Antonio and started, from her own pocket, the tradition of putting out toys for kids to play with in the sand play area. Then she was on the committee overseeing the design for the flood basin project. Then she got a neighborhood improvement project done with water harvesting and trees and more items in the park and pedestrian improvements along Park, North of Broadway...and I am likely forgetting some other things...
But thanks for featuring Jacky's good friend Laurie, who co-authored a children's book and worked in Sanctuary with her.
Also more than deserving mention is Kathi Padilla, without whom Sanctuary would have died in 1985 and who decided to start the orphanage in Zambia, which she did with great effort and great success.

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Posted by tribalypredisposed on 12/19/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Best Toy Store

Really has always boggled my mind that year after year the pick and the top three fail to even mention what is far and away the best toy store in Tucson, which is of course Kid's Center. Far more selection than Tiggy Winkles, and selling far more as well, with a knowledgable and helpful staff that includes people who actually have had kids. It is also the best children's book store, and the staff can help you combine books and toys for a great gift. Of the Tucson toy stores it is also the only one to be awarded the Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Award for community service for a business its size. Prices are lower than either Yikes! or Tiggy Winkles for the same products, there is at least three times the stock to choose from and it is all the best quality available, and the staff go as far as driving to your house to help assemble items. If you guys honestly think Yikes or Toys R or Tiggys are the best or have been the best in Tucson, you do not know jack about Tucson.

Posted by tribalypredisposed on 10/11/2009 at 8:47 PM

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