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Guest View-Edward Cooke: "Get The Facts On The Golf Course"

We received the following email from an individual who lives on Carmel Pointe Drive along the golf course, though he does not state such in his email.  LOVE is based on full-disclosure and honesty.  To us this means that people who have a self interest in the result of an event should disclose such in [...]

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The Watchdog Report: April 2019 Community Center Financials

The Community Center Fund (CCF) ended April 2019 with a positive balance of $698,301. Although a positive balance of this magnitude is a good sign, there are a lot of promised obligations that need to be fulfilled…and they’re not being fulfilled. What happened to ADA compliance? We have owned this property since May 2015 and [...]

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More Oro Valley Stores Closing

Store closings are a nationwide problem LOVE has noted that stores are closing in Oro Valley. Empty storefronts are not just an Oro Valley problem. It’s a nationwide problem. There are lots of reasons for it. Recent Oro Valley retail store closings, like the closing of Platinum Fitness in April, or now the closing of the [...]

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Guest View: Jim Tripp ~ The tip of the iceberg: Annexation of 885 acres of State Trust Land at Tangerine and Thornydale is a pilot project for 9.3 million acres of trust land

Since last August, I have been researching the Arizona State Land Department (ASLD) proposal to put approximately 3100 houses (with their associated cars and people) on the proposed annexation of 885 acres of State Trust Land at Tangerine and Thornydale. I read the plan and wondered: "Why isn’t the CAP Water Board trying to block [...]

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Weekend events in Oro Valley

Got kids? Saturday, June 15th Drive-In movies on the Driving Range | 7:15 p.m. FREE EVENT Oro Valley Community Center, 10555 N. La Cañada Drive This is the first of four free Drive-in Movies as the Town of Oro Valley presents G or PG-rated movies on a giant, inflatable outdoor screen. Audience: All ages Day: [...]

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Guest View: Mike Zinkin ~ Lack of due diligence is responsible for “the mess” at the Town-owned golf courses

Today, Mike Zinkin is responding to Bob Sterritt’s Guest View that was published on Monday. — I am very happy to hear from a LOVE reader regardless of the viewpoint. However, I feel that Mr. Sterritt might be a little confused about the intent of my Watchdog Reports. I have never been opposed to the [...]

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Winfield Takes Reigns In Fixing Town’s Unfunded Pension Liabiity

The unfunded public service pension liability is $23 million Mayor Joe Winfield made it clear at last week’s Oro Valley Town Council meeting that his council is going to both recognize and work to pay down the town’s unfunded public public service pension liability ("PSPRS" [Arizona State Public Safety Personnel Retirement System]) of approximately $23 million. [...]

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Winfield Takes Reigns In Fixing Town’s Unfunded Public Service Pension Liability

The unfunded public service pension liability is $23 million Mayor Joe Winfield made it clear at last week’s Oro Valley Town Council meeting that his council is going to both recognize and work to pay down the town’s unfunded public service pension liability ("PSPRS" [Arizona State Public Safety Personnel Retirement System]) of approximately $23 million. Approximately [...]

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Alleged "Pima County Sheriff’s Officer Captain Mark Bowen" Scams Oro Valley

We received a call from Captain Mark Bowen, Badge 8004, Captain of Warrants for the Pima County Sheriff’s Office. He informed us that we had two outstanding warrants for failure appear for federal jury duty. One warrant was for "Contempt of Court" the other was for "Failure To Appear." We knew it was a scam.  [...]

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Pima County Sheriff’s Officer Captain Mark Bowen of Scam Visits Oro Valley

"You failed to appear for federal jury duty. There are two outstanding warrants on you." Thus, began our phone conversation with the Pima County Sheriff Office Captain of Warrants, Mark Bowen. Except, there is no "Pima County Sheriff Office Captain of Warrants, Mark Bowen." Its a phone scam. It’s been run in Cochise County. It’s [...]

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