“Take Back Tucson 2016, Together We Can”



    An outreach event highlighting the issues of homelessness and drug and alcohol addiction is taking place Saturday, April 23, 1-6 p.m. at Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.

    Sponsors of the “Take Back Tucson, Together We Can” event include the Office of Pima County District 2 Supervisor Ramón Valadez, Sober Project Redeem Riders, Cruising Christians,Full Throttle, Old Pueblo Community Services and Bikers for Christ. The event will include games, live music, food, information booths, and a bike contest with prizes.

    For more information, contact Pete Thomas, 520-427-5165; Ken Stockton, 520-631-6361 or Pastor Larry, 520-551-9870.


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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