Tucson Happenings magazine goes online entirely



If you’re been searching around town for the May issue of Tucson Happenings, like me you’ve been wondering what happened to them.  I just checked and due to production costs, this 28 month old monthly publication has to go entirely online.

Here’s their explanation from owners/publishers  David & Carrie Francis: http://tucsonhappenings.com/

The May 2015 issue is online with a number of their usual featured articles, plus their usual very long list of events as well, in a new weekly format:


Too bad to see another Tucson publication stop printing, but at least they will still be online for us to read.  I reported on this publication when they first appeared as  a weekly then a monthly, when I was at Tucsoncitizen.com.

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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).