– traffic laws specific to AZ—including 'Move Over, AZ' which requires drivers to move over or slow down under conditions which have led to fatalities previously--are worth reviewing; read details on the AZ laws here: azdot.gov/about/transportation-safety.)
in Pima County:
-- natural predators such as Great Horned Owls and Hawks are a threat to small dogs and cats, so it is wise to keep any pets inside or under cover when outside for their own safety.
-- be on the lookout for Rattlesnakes when out walking and be prepared to restrain, or even pick up small dogs and leave the immediate area. (If you are going to be living in the area for an extended period with a dog, it's worth considering a snake avoidance training program for your pet.)
– the Pima County Sheriff's department has acknowledged that La Canada Dr. is used as a 'speed trap training location' for newly badged officers, so 'driver beware' when transiting this heavily-traveled roadway.
in Green Valley:
– the Attic Thrift Store at The Animal League of GV on Duval Mine Rd, north of La Canada, is another source of reasonably priced goods and offers a way to support TALGV's programs to provide homes (& adoption programs) for abandoned and rescued pets.
– the Farmers' Market at Green Valley Village mall opens on Wednesdays and provides an opportunity to get to know about local retailers, services, and events--as well as offering numerous opportunities to buy craft items, art, and (possibly most importantly) regional food specialties!
in Esperanza Estates:
– the Monday Morning Memo, EE's weekly email1 newsletter (also posted on the Ramada bulletin board), includes newsworthy items and details on upcoming social events at the Ramada as well as a calendar of activities scheduled throughout EE.
– the Periodico, EE's monthly
neighborhood periodical, includes in-depth articles on a wide
variety of interesting topics, interviews with 'notable' EE
residents, and advertisements from local tradespeople.
-- our neighborhood pool (763 Ensalmo) is available for use during posted 'open' hours, unless unusually low temperatures dictate leaving the pool covered (a sign will be posted, if so.) A key is required to gain entry to the pool enclosure; one should have been provided to you. Please observe all posted pool rules, including taking a soapy shower before entering the pool or spa, wearing a swim suit, and not allowing a child in diapers into either the pool or spa. Also, users of the spa must be 18 years of age or older.
-- our tennis and pickleball courts (1191 del Sur) are available for your use. Rules for court use are posted in the tennis shed.
1 As a renter, you can sign up to receive the MMM and Periodico notices by email by contacting the EE webmaster: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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