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2012-09-01 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Editor's blog http://goldavelez.com
Hello out there - I'm the part-time editor of bTucson.com.    I try to keep the advertising unintrusive, take the name-calling out of user posts, encourage our citizen journalists, and occasionally put poison pen to virtual paper.  My email is ... read more

2012-04-19 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
I buy games
520-271-0759
I buy games for cash.
Send a email to jake@cagora.com with
the games you have to sell and I will
make you an offer.

2011-07-21 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Citizen journalists wanted : Foundation for Investigative Journalism http://fij.org/
This organization has links to some leading independent investigative journalists, that if nothing else will provide stimulating reading.  They give grants for travel and expenses as well, though apparently not on a large scale.

2011-07-04 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Fun with Feeds
Ok, we give up.  bTucson writers can't keep up on all the cool - or hot - activities going on around town.  So we're adding feeds to keep track of news from each hot spot:

Tucson Housing Posts
Maynard's Market & Kitchen
911 Wildlife Humane Animal ... read more

2011-06-29 \Tucson\Singles & Dating\
: Singles and Fun Event Calendar
Feel free to add items!  (scroll down or widen your browser if you cannot see the calendar)

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2011-05-25 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Reporters: get funded thru Spot.us : Arizona Divided: Fund this story! http://spot.us/pitches/931-arizona-divid
Our first 'pitch' is up on spot.us.  Fund this story to help us pay people on the ground in Mesa to follow up on the Pearce recall effort.  

Spot.us provides peer review and editorial services to improve the quality of reporting on bTucson.com. ... read more

2011-05-11 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Reporters: get funded thru Spot.us http://spot.us/pages/about
bTucson.com has just been approved as a publisher for http://Spot.us, a pioneer of "community powered reporting".  

Actually it doesn't matter that we've been approved.  All stories community funded at Spot.us are licensed thru Creative Commons and ... read more

2011-05-11 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Citizen journalists wanted : community funded journalism site http://spot.us
http://spot.us offers tools for community funded reporting, as well as peer review.  No stories about Tucson yet.

We may be able to use spot.us to fund stories for bTucson.com.  It seems that the Twin Cities Daily Planet does.  (and they have a detailed ... read more

2011-03-03 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
bTucson traffic compares to visittucson.org and tucson.com
bTucson.com traffic is a bit lower, but is comparable and sometimes above the site for the Tucson Convention Center and Visitor's Bureau.  And your information can appear on the front page of bTucson.com! ... read more

2011-01-23 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Citizen journalists wanted
Tucson still has excellent professional journalists, like Josh Brodesky and Jim Nintzel.  In ten years, will we?  Corporate ownership of the media and tight budgets threaten our 'fourth estate'.  Having professional quality citizen journalists sounds ... read more

2011-01-16 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
More Restaurant Details
We are now pulling some restauarant details from Factual, Inc - for example, we have hours for the Golden Corral

2010-08-22 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
bTucson on Twitter! http://twitter.com/btucsoncom
Now you can follow bTucson.com on Twitter, and tweet back what you have to say.  Check us out at http://twitter.com/btucsoncom

2010-08-21 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Reader Survey
Do you miss Dear Abby on the days its no longer in the paper?  Do we need a local advice column?  Would you like to see more constructive coverage of local politics, business bites, more links to personal blogsites of Tucsonans, or cartoons?

Here is ... read more

2010-06-10 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\Press Releases\
What’s the Ugliest House in Your Area? http://www.TheUgliestHouse.com
520-733-9289
What’s the Ugliest House in Your Area?

“Ugliest House in Tucson” Contest Now Under Way

Public Can Cast Their Votes from June 4 – July 2

Tucson, AZ (June 4, 2010) — What’s the ugliest house in the area?  Is it in your neighborhood?  Have your ... read more

2010-03-08 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Fixed news feeds
Fixed our RSS feeds from the Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Weekly.

2010-03-02 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Free bTucson Bumper Stickers http://btucson.com/contact.html
If you like bTucson and would like to encourage community conversations, we have free bumper stickers for your car.  They read

where Tucson talks
bTucson.com
a Community driven Directory

Just use the contact form and send your mailing address ... read more

2010-01-26 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
GIRLS SOFTBALL REGISTRATION NOW http://www.lasninas.bajasoftball.org
861-7686
Girls ages 5-16yrs old
SW Tucson - Home games played at Sam Lena Park
Sun, January 31st 1:30-3:30pm (LAST DAY)
@Peter Piper Pizza 12th&Ajo
Bring copy of birth certificate and payment to registration  
Player will receive an ASA player card and insurance ... read more

2010-01-17 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Paws NClaws Pet Transport http://www.pawsnclaws.org/
Adoor to door ground transport company offeringdoor to door ground dog, cat, and pet shipping.

2009-12-19 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Allstar Jumps reduced pricing on Jumping Castles in Tucson http://www.AllstarJumpsTucson.com
7372 N Patriot Dr
520-297-5867
Recession prices on all jumping castles with Allstar Jumps. Kids still need birthday parties and Allstar Jumps is where parents find great deals on a large variety of jumping castles like Disney and Nickelodeon. See winter specials as low as $70 for a ... read more

2009-08-19 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\Press Releases\
Save money on your next trip! http://www.crideas.worldventuresdreamtri
P.O. Box 8202
609-7097
Save money on your next trip before you book and join a travel membership club.   Apprx 200 trips on a rolling calendar.  Our trips are regional, national and international and are all unique.  Some of our trips include air, some are all-inclusive, some ... read more

2009-06-24 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\Press Releases\
ALLOVER MEDIA TUCSON PROVIDES A WAY TO MARKET TO APARTMENT RESIDENTS!!! http://www.allovermedia.com/tucsonaz
1661 N Swan Rd, Ste, 200-9
8772663312
TUCSON, AZ, JUNE 24, 2009:  With rental occupancies on the rise, AllOver Media is having great success with its newest out-of-home advertising product: Apartment Displays. These full color ad displays can be found above the mailboxes, in the fitness centers ... read more

2009-06-13 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
bTucson.com Looking Good!
Very much liking the "Some Recent Features Section"! Great Idea! Keep up the good work!"

2009-03-28 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Sunshine Swim School - Teaching Tucson to Swim for 40 Years! http://www.SunshineSwimSchool.com
Tucson's longest established and best swim school, teaching Tucson to swim since 1969!  Custom designed teaching pool, 90 degree water, owner operated facility (you don't share the pool with a health club or anyone else!), small class size (3 students ... read more

2009-03-03 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
: Flyer for promoting bTucson.com http://btucson.com/BtucsonFlyer.pdf
Click the link for a printable flyer to share with local businesses about how to promote themselves on bTucson.com!  Thanks Jason at http://stellerdesigns.com for creating it!"

2009-03-03 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
: Listing Procedures http://btucson.com/ListingProdeduresV2.p
Detailed printable instructions for how to add your business to the bTucson directory.

2009-02-03 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Girls Softball Registation http://www.lasninas.bajasoftball.org
861-7686
All Girls fastpitch softball league ages 4-16 in southwest Tucson.
REGISTER NOW!! Coaches and female Managers Needed. Discount on registration for coaches and managers.  Registration fee covers ASA registration and insurance, shirt, visor and socks. ... read more

2007-09-18 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Why write for bTucson.com?
Sharing your insights and experiences is helpful, and writing is the best way to share on the web.  Getting your ideas and memories down in print is also satisfying.  And, in these days of tight budgets and corporate-owned media, your writing, your investigative ... read more

2007-08-16 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\Frequently Asked Questions\
: What's a SuperBlog?
Most blogs contain day to day musings in a general subject area, or perhaps on a variety of subjects all lumped together.

With a Superblog, each article can be tied to a specific subject category, and can be viewed by category or by author.  The subject ... read more

2007-07-16 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Added News Feeds /Tucson/News/Daily
Now including news feeds from KVOA, Starnet, the Tucson Citizen, the City of Tucson, and the Weekly.

Compare articles from various sources, add your own comments and follow-up where it will be permanently accessible.  Comments placed on most news sites ... read more

2007-06-07 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Added Google Maps
All items with address information now will display one of those nifty movable street maps.

2007-04-27 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
: Added business data for surrounding communities http://btucson.com/Tucson/Surrounding%20
bTucson.com now includes business listings for Ajo, Catalina, Green Valley, Marana, Oracle, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Sells, Sierra Vista, Sun City and Vail!  Please feel free to add comments or notes in the appropriate category for any nearby community ... read more

2007-04-17 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\Press Releases\
: 'Tucson Superblog' Launched at bTucson.com http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/04/pr
The official launch of this site!   Internet Workshop, the company that used to own Tucson.com, has launched a new grassroots site for Tucson, Arizona they are calling a 'SuperBlog'. Specific categories let users post information under any yellow pages ... read more

0000-00-00 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Innovative Construction & Technology LLC http://www.icttucson.com
5275 E. Drexel Rd.
(520) 395-9455
::|Complete Construction & Technology Solutions|::

Welcome to ICT - Innovative Construction & Technology LLC
5275 E. Drexel Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
Phone: 520.395.9455
Fax: 520.395.9556

ITG is a construction, electrical, & technology contractor ... read more

0000-00-00 \Tucson\About bTucson.com\
Innovative Technology Group http://www.itgtucson.com
3167 E 48th Street
520-395-9455
::| Complete Business & Residential Technology Solutions |::

ITG is an electrical & technology contractor in Tucson, AZ. We provide complete electrical services to customers throughout the area. We offer custom electrical work and the sky's the limit ... read more

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What's a SuperBlog?


Press Releases

'Tucson Superblog' Launched at bTucson.com
ALLOVER MEDIA TUCSON PROVIDES A WAY TO MARKET TO APARTMENT RESIDENTS!!!
Save money on your next trip!
What’s the Ugliest House in Your Area?

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2007-06-07 Added Google Maps
All items with address information now will display one of those nifty movable street maps.
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2007-07-16 Added News Feeds
Now including news feeds from KVOA, Starnet, the Tucson Citizen, the City of Tucson, and the Weekly.

Compare articles from various sources, add your own comments and follow-up where it will be permanently accessible.  Comments placed on most news sites are archived after a week and are no longer web accessible.

We encourage readers to be citizen journalists.  If a news story leaves a question in your mind, call and follow up with the sources - and post what you find out.  Check back to bTucson.com for a way to earn revenue for yourself or your favorite local nonprofit by doing citizen journalism.""
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2009-12-19 Allstar Jumps reduced pricing on Jumping Castles in Tucson
http://www.AllstarJumpsTucson.com
7372 N Patriot Dr
520-297-5867
Recession prices on all jumping castles with Allstar Jumps. Kids still need birthday parties and Allstar Jumps is where parents find great deals on a large variety of jumping castles like Disney and Nickelodeon. See winter specials as low as $70 for a 6 hour rental. Checkout our website and reserve online at www.AllstarJumpsTucson.com. Since 1996, Allstar Jumps has been your Headquarters for Jumping Castles in Tucson.
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2011-01-23 Citizen journalists wanted
Tucson still has excellent professional journalists, like Josh Brodesky and Jim Nintzel.  In ten years, will we?  Corporate ownership of the media and tight budgets threaten our 'fourth estate'.  Having professional quality citizen journalists sounds like a good plan for the future - not to mention a fascinating hobby that supports democracy and your local community!

How can independent citizen journalists be supported?  

We don't have all the answers, but  traditionally advertising has been the main revenue stream that pays journalists.  Donations from readers may be another.

bTucson.com gives you direct access to both, as well as editorial support.

T ...read more...
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2012-09-01 Editor's blog
http://goldavelez.com
Hello out there - I'm the part-time editor of bTucson.com.    I try to keep the advertising unintrusive, take the name-calling out of user posts, encourage our citizen journalists, and occasionally put poison pen to virtual paper.  My email is and thoughts about Tucson and journalism - as well as errata - are always welcome.  

More stray thoughts are collected on my personal blog"
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2010-03-08 Fixed news feeds
Fixed our RSS feeds from the Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Weekly.
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2010-03-02 Free bTucson Bumper Stickers
http://btucson.com/contact.html
If you like bTucson and would like to encourage community conversations, we have free bumper stickers for your car.  They read

where Tucson talks
bTucson.com
a Community driven Directory

Just use the contact form and send your mailing address, we will send you a sticker.
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2011-07-04 Fun with Feeds
Ok, we give up.  bTucson writers can't keep up on all the cool - or hot - activities going on around town.  So we're adding feeds to keep track of news from each hot spot:

Tucson Housing Posts
Maynard's Market & Kitchen
911 Wildlife Humane Animal Removal
Rio Nuevo now -
bTeaching : Tips for teaching kids all ages
Jim Stofft DVM working at Adobe Veterinary Center
The Tucson Observer
The Wolf Whisperer Dog Training
Buffelgrass removal day
Tucson MommyMixer: Need a Babysitter?
Envirodesigns Inc
99 Cents Only Stores
...read more...
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2010-01-26 GIRLS SOFTBALL REGISTRATION NOW
http://www.lasninas.bajasoftball.org
861-7686
Girls ages 5-16yrs old
SW Tucson - Home games played at Sam Lena Park
Sun, January 31st 1:30-3:30pm (LAST DAY)
@Peter Piper Pizza 12th&Ajo
Bring copy of birth certificate and payment to registration  
Player will receive an ASA player card and insurance, uniform shirt, shorts/pants and socks
lasninasfastpitch@hotmail.com
Phone # 861-7686
Coaches and female Managers needed!
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2009-02-03 Girls Softball Registation
http://www.lasninas.bajasoftball.org
861-7686
All Girls fastpitch softball league ages 4-16 in southwest Tucson.
REGISTER NOW!! Coaches and female Managers Needed. Discount on registration for coaches and managers.  Registration fee covers ASA registration and insurance, shirt, visor and socks.  "
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2012-04-19 I buy games
520-271-0759
I buy games for cash.
Send a email to jake@cagora.com with
the games you have to sell and I will
make you an offer.
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0000-00-00 Innovative Construction & Technology LLC
http://www.icttucson.com
5275 E. Drexel Rd.
(520) 395-9455
::|Complete Construction & Technology Solutions|::

Welcome to ICT - Innovative Construction & Technology LLC
5275 E. Drexel Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
Phone: 520.395.9455
Fax: 520.395.9556

ITG is a construction, electrical, & technology contractor in Tucson, AZ. We offer custom construction & electrical work and the sky's the limit as far as developing a master plan for desired services to customers throughout the area.

ITG is the right choice for;

* All Aspects of Remodel and New Construction
* Bank Preservation
* Custom Porches & Patios
* All Types of Flooring
* Electrical
* Low Voltage / High Voltage
* Home Theater & Media Room
* Home and Office Automation
* Sound System and Equipment
* Security System
* CCTV
* Energy Management System
* Nightclub & Bar Sound and ...read more...
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0000-00-00 Innovative Technology Group
http://www.itgtucson.com
3167 E 48th Street
520-395-9455
::| Complete Business & Residential Technology Solutions |::

ITG is an electrical & technology contractor in Tucson, AZ. We provide complete electrical services to customers throughout the area. We offer custom electrical work and the sky's the limit as far as developing a master plan for desired technologies. As electrical specialists we set up home theaters, sound systems, home automation, networking, lighting control, etc.

If you have a favorite audio/video provider, great! We have relationships with over 150 industry leaders, and we'll design your system with the audio visual equipment of your choice. In addition, we provide expert installation, and offer excellent follow-up and maintenance support.

ITG is the right choice for your;

* Electrical
* Low Voltage / High Voltag ...read more...
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2011-01-16 More Restaurant Details
We are now pulling some restauarant details from Factual, Inc - for example, we have hours for the Golden Corral
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2010-01-17 Paws NClaws Pet Transport
http://www.pawsnclaws.org/
Adoor to door ground transport company offeringdoor to door ground dog, cat, and pet shipping.
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2010-08-21 Reader Survey
Do you miss Dear Abby on the days its no longer in the paper?  Do we need a local advice column?  Would you like to see more constructive coverage of local politics, business bites, more links to personal blogsites of Tucsonans, or cartoons?

Here is your chance to sound off and say what you'd like to see more of at bTucson.com.  What would make this site more interesting, fun or useful to you?

Add a comment here or contact us privately.  Thanks!
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2011-05-11 Reporters: get funded thru Spot.us
http://spot.us/pages/about
bTucson.com has just been approved as a publisher for http://Spot.us, a pioneer of "community powered reporting".  

Actually it doesn't matter that we've been approved.  All stories community funded at Spot.us are licensed thru Creative Commons and could be published at bTucson.com anyway.  The approval lets us fund them at a higher level if we want to.

Ah - but the point for writers is, that you can pitch your story at Spot.us and get funded for doing the investigative journalism and quality writing you've always wanted to do.  They'll help you polish your pitch, and peer reviewers will improve the quality of your work.  And if it relates to Tucson, we'll publish it (possibly along with other media outlets).

If you'd like help with story ideas, feel free to contact me add comment
2009-03-28 Sunshine Swim School - Teaching Tucson to Swim for 40 Years!
http://www.SunshineSwimSchool.com
Tucson's longest established and best swim school, teaching Tucson to swim since 1969!  Custom designed teaching pool, 90 degree water, owner operated facility (you don't share the pool with a health club or anyone else!), small class size (3 students per class), offering the most class times of any swim school in Tucson.  Our program is copied by other swim school in Tucson, but we have always been and will continue to be the original innovator!!!
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2007-09-18 Why write for bTucson.com?
Sharing your insights and experiences is helpful, and writing is the best way to share on the web.  Getting your ideas and memories down in print is also satisfying.  And, in these days of tight budgets and corporate-owned media, your writing, your investigative citizen journalism is part of a movement that may one day help preserve our democracy.  Really.

Now, back to simple sharing of your direct experiences - do you know a fair mechanic, a competent and considerate doctor, a great little hole in the wall cafe?  Have you an idea for a fun, creative family activity?  Would you like to know what is really going on with the Rio Nuevo project, and can you make a phone call to find out?

Sharing your experiences, insights, ideas and research can be incredibly useful.  

Someone needs t ...read more...
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2010-08-22 bTucson on Twitter!
http://twitter.com/btucsoncom
Now you can follow bTucson.com on Twitter, and tweet back what you have to say.  Check us out at http://twitter.com/btucsoncom
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2011-03-03 bTucson traffic compares to visittucson.org and tucson.com
bTucson.com traffic is a bit lower, but is comparable and sometimes above the site for the Tucson Convention Center and Visitor's Bureau.  And your information can appear on the front page of bTucson.com!
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(Alexa uses fairly small numbers for sites like these, so the up and down is more jitter than accurate - it often goes the opposite direction from google analytics.  But the long term average should be valid enough.)
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2009-06-13 bTucson.com Looking Good!
Very much liking the "Some Recent Features Section"! Great Idea! Keep up the good work!"
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