A Terrible Place To Live

I started this Blog to help travelers and people in tucson see what I have seen over the past 10 years, All I could find on the internet were Pictures of Mt Lemon( which is partially burnt down), The desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, Neighborhoods North of River, and Saguaro National Monument. This only represents 10% of Tucson, The majority of this town is completely run down, crime ridden, and down right disgusting.
I was born and raised here, over the past 10 years I have watched the town I once loved change astronomically, It is a terrible place to live, and an even worse town to try and raise a family.
It is a great place to live if you enjoy carrying a gun in your waist, dealing drugs, and robbing innocent people, if this is the lifestyle you choose to live than you will feel right at home here in Tucson.
The Summers are unbearable it gets to be 120 at times, with very few activities for relief, there are some resort pools to cool off at, if you can get a room, if you do they are discounted so much in the summer that the pool is filled with low life's and drunks.
There is truly no relief from the heat you are a prisoner in your own home during the day time hours, you are forced to go out at night when it is cooler, needless to say this is when the majority of thugs, gang bangers, and drug addicts roam the streets.
We do not have any sports teams to watch, everyone down here makes a huge deal about a college football team (The Wildcats) a total joke! They tailgate down by the U of A before games, it is sad to watch this town try and do it like the big boys (AZ Cardinals) up in PHX.
Tucson has a terrible problem with the homeless population, they are not like trendy homeless kids they are like, scary, drug addict mentally ill homeless people. They flock here due to the dry climate and warm winters, in the dead of summer they move into Psychiatric facilities and shelters, in the winter they roam the streets and stand on traffic islands panhandling.
If you are thinking of moving here "DO NOT DO IT" If you live here and are thinking of leaving, get out before it gets worse, or you end up dead. I will be leaving here real soon and never coming back.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Most Dangerous City in the State!!

While the past two decades have brought a steady decline in violent crime across the country, a recent uptick suggests it might be back on the rise. With that in mind, 24/7 Wall St., a website that offers "insightful analysis and commentary," reviewed data from the FBI Uniform Crime Report to figure out the most dangerous metropolitan area in each state. According to the website (and apparently the FBI) Tucson ranks at the most dangerous city in the state, with a violent crime rate of 421 incidents per 100,000 people.

In Recent news!! 12-23-17 Merry Christmas Tucson

Tucson fire crews responded to a report of an unconscious pregnant woman in a home on the south side of Tucson Saturday morning around 4:30 a.m. Officer Chris Hawkins with the Tucson Police Department says it happened in the 1500 block of W. Calle Guadalajara, northeast of Mission and Ajo. When crews arrived at they immediately began giving medical aid to 19-year-old Jasmine Vega who had obvious gunshot trauma. She was taken to a nearby hospital. Shortly after she arrived at the hospital Vega was pronounced dead. Hospital staff were able to successfully deliver her baby. The baby is currently alive and being treated at the hospital. Officers at the scene say there were bullet holes in the residence that appeared to have come from outside. Multiple people were asleep inside the home and woke up to the sound of Vega screaming. It is unclear whether specific individuals in the home were targeted by the shooter outside.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Its Been 4 years since I left!!

Time for my annual trip back to AZ to visit my family, looking forward to the visit, however not looking forward to visiting the Town. Since I got my family out of there 4 years ago things have gone from bad to worse, My parents are aging and I fear that they may never be able to leave, With crime rising I wonder if they are going to be safe there as they age, Please read this site if you are planning on moving to Tucson it will truly help you in the long run from making a horrible mistake. It truly SUCKS!!!

#21 Worst City For Families

What makes a city good for families? According to WalletHub, it's a combination of access to things like playgrounds and water parks, solid health care support and quality education. They also consider other factors such as cost of living and statistics concerning local family stability. With all things considered, Wallet Hub found that Tucson AZ is the #21 worst city in America to raise a family. Right up there with Detroit, once again Tucson AZ (The Detroit of the Desert)

Worst City In Arizona to Live

Arizona may be known for its gorgeous natural scenery, but according to one study, the Grand Canyon State may be home to one of the worst U.S. cities to live in. To determine America’s 50 worst cities, 24/7 Wall St. looked at data on 551 U.S. cities with a population over 65,000 analyzing the cities with variables such as crime rates, employment growth, education, and housing affordability. According to the results, Tucson is "one of the only cities in the Southwest to rank among the worst places to live." Although, it did place near the middle of the list at No. 28. "Tucson’s economy has grown slower than most cities’ in recent years, and unemployment in the area remains slightly above the national rate," the website writes. "Tucson also struggles with one of the highest property crime rates in the country." Detroit, according to the results, was the worst on the list.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

One of Tucson's Finest

TUCSON - Tucson Police have identified the officers involved in a shootout with a suspect Friday night.
Police say Castillo fled on foot and the officers followed. During the foot pursuit police say Castillo turned toward the officers and fired at them. Sergeant Dennison and Officer Schneider returned fire.
Sergeant Christopher Dennison and Officer David Schneider were attempting to serve a search warrant on 36-year-old Michael Castillo as he was leaving his apartment near Grant and Oracle.
Castillo was struck multiple times and is still in a local hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries. No officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire.
When he's released from the hospital, Castillo will be transported and booked into the Pima County Jail. His charges are still pending and haven't been released.Sergeant Christopher Dennison is a 10-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department. Officer David Schneider is a 4-year veteran.

I no longer live in Tucson, I got my family out of this violent border town last month. I keep looking at stories in the news and post from time to time. My parents still lve among these thugs and gang bangers, i am hoping to getthem out of there ASAP.  We moved to Portland last month and I can't tell you how different things are up here if you are thinking about raising a family in Tucson don't do it, Get out now before you are stuck there, It is truly a terrible place to exist.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Tucson businesses have spoken out about the business climate in Tucson and Pima County. And for many, it stinks. At least that was the consensus among 129 large employers (those with 100 employees or more) surveyed by the Tucson Metro Chamber between July 2012 and November 2013. The chamber released the results on Thursday. Respondent after respondent cited crumbling roads, underperforming schools and a poorly trained workforce as major problems of doing business in Southern Arizona. Other common complaints mentioned from business leaders: •We’re not Phoenix: Many respondents lamented that governments in Maricopa County get business right while their counterparts in Southern Arizona continue to flounder. •No creativity: While the city has put business incentives in place over the past year, many said they don’t go far enough or only apply to a select few, such as to businesses in the downtown district. •Over-regulated: Many said regulations are byzantine. One respondent said regulators at state and local levels “are great at providing citations and collecting revenue, but poor at facilitating solutions.” •Aversion to progress: Some said local officials acquiesce too quickly when neighbors object to any type of progress near their homes. One stated: “Neighborhoods wield far too much power and there is rarely thought about the greater good. If one person/group disagrees, progress is stopped.” •Dilapidated infrastructure and urban blight: One respondent said, “This town is dirty and ugly. I am ashamed to bring clients, customers and recruits from the airport to my business.”

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tucson Has Some of the Worst Roads in the Nation

Outside of California, there's no big city with worse roads than Tucson. TRIP, a transportation research group, says Tucson ranks fifth in the nation among large cities for highest percentage of roads in "poor" condition -- 53 percent. Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego were the only big cities (population more than 500,000) to beat out Tucson, and out of smaller cities, only Antioch, California, and Reno, Nevada, had a higher percentage. If you've been to Tucson at any time over the last decade, this probably isn't surprising. The TRIP report estimates that 27 percent of all the nation's major urban roads are in "substandard" condition, meaning Tucson's about twice as bad as the national average. Phoenix was right around average, with 30 percent of its roads in poor condition. This was all done using 2011 Federal Highway Administration data. TRIP says these roads "provide an unacceptably rough ride to motorists." The organization estimates that these roads cause car owners to pay for more vehicle repairs, and figures that Tucson has the seventh-highest vehicle operating costs in the nation.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

"Keep Tucson Shitty"? Are you kidding me?

This has got to be one of the worst things trending on the Internet right now about Tucson, You know how Austin Texas has a little catch slogan about their beloved cities "Keep Austin Weird" There is a new slogan out there that says "Keep Tucson Shitty" are you kidding me what a terrible slogan for this town, however it does give you an idea of the mindset of Tucsonians, This town is truly "Shitty" and getting worse by the year. This has turned into one of the shittiest towns in the United States it is the "Detroit of the desert" I am only here until April and am counting the days before I get my family out of this horrible town, The only reason we are still here is that I have family here if I did not we would have been long gone long ago!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Only the "Rich Kids" survive in Tucson (Salpointe High School)

First off let me tell you that almost all TUSD's public schools are not geared for college preperation, If you want you children to succeed in Tucson at any academic level you will be forced to look at Salpoint High school, These are not good Christians, these are not moral pillars of our society, these are ruthless businessmen, protecting one of the oldest and most powerful social clubs in Tucson. Full tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is $8,400 not to mention all the other "Hidden Fees" like books, uniforms, and retreat fees. The cost is just the begining this school has a ton of problems, first off it's gang mentality Football team is run by Jay Dobbins a former COP and Hells Angel. Students and their parents complain of a different standard for athletes, cheerleaders and "rich" kids. Salpointe football players, they claim, are the worst offenders. They're so "out of control" that, for safety reasons, according to some students, football and basketball players cannot use the school's weight room at the same time. Parents say they've acted as "body guards" for the basketball coaches and players, due to problems with the football team. And they claim administrators fail to act upon their complaints of students' poor or outrageous behavior. While the school requires students to promise to avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs, some parents and students note that certain students seem to violate the pledge with impunity. Nearby residents complain of Salpointe students who gather daily outside school grounds to smoke cigarettes and marijuana, within clear view of the school. Students and parents alike muse that Salpointe is probably no different than any other high school in the city. However, they point out that because Salpointe is a private school, administrators have the power to oust misbehaving students. But no one seems to be able to explain why they don't. One source offers, "Maybe when a kid gets in trouble, suddenly the track is resurfaced, or some computers are added. The kid continues as if nothing ever happened." And one critical parent says the situation at Salpointe can be summed up by a sarcastic shout from a Canyon Del Oro High School fan about a Salpointe team during a recent game: "NICE BEHAVIOR FOR A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL!" Do you realy want to send your kids to the "Only GIG" in town, Once again Tucson is a terrible place to raise a family. http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tw/02-19-98/mailbag.htm

Monday, September 2, 2013

These officers  passed the background checks and became police officer's  in Tucson, Just to show you how easy it is to get a job with TPD, they are so desperate for staff they will hire anyone.  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ok so here we are Labor Day the official "End of Summer" Not for Tucson we have at least another 45 days of 100 plus degree temps to deal with, It has been unbearably hot here since April 1st.
Preschool is 'critical' for the success of our children, but Tucson has ranked 2nd-worst in US for the second consecutive year. Tucson ranks second-worst in the nation on an indicator that predicts educational and economic success when it comes to 3- and 4-year-olds. More than two of every three kids in Tucson miss out on the early education that readies them for school. This lack of a strong foundation creates an achievement gap that is immediately obvious and is tough to close. Students who don't catch up by the third grade are more likely to drop out, end up in minimum-wage jobs and collect welfare.

Nail In The Coffin!!

I just finished reading the Sunday paper there was an article in there that made me very uneasy, There is talk about closing Davis Monthan Air Force Base, if this happens this would be the complete end of Tucson, If the base closes or loses it's core functions it will cause an economic shock to Tucson. Imagine 7,000 or 8,000 local homes quickly going vacant. The base is Tucson's third-largest employer it plays the same economic role as a steel mill in a rust belt city, bringing outside money in to the community, as apposed to simply recirculating money the way a retailer does. If you think it is bad here now just wait it will look like similar to Detriot in no time. Do not move here if you live here and have ever thought of leaving do so before it is to late!! Everyone I talk to that is stationed at the base puts in for a transfer, they hate it here also..

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tucson Gangs!!!!!

Gang violence is on the rise in Tucson, despite a massive effort by the Tucson Police Department to get the upper hand. Gang related homicides are double what they were this time last year. And in the city's latest gang shooting, police are asking for your help in catching the criminals at large. It's a growing epidemic on the streets of Tucson...gangs. When the wrong groups collide, violence erupts. The latest gang-related incident ending in the death of a young Tucson man. It started at Benson Highway and Campbell. Police say just after three o'clock Sunday morning, people inside two cars were arguing. But the incident quickly escalated. Investigators say the two cars pulled over, just blocks away at Greenway and Honeysuckle. "Some gang signs were exchanged, there was a traffic altercation," explains TPD Officer Dallas Wilson. That's when police say 22-year-old Mario Lona stepped out of the car to confront the four men in the other vehicle. Police say passengers in that car gunned down the young man. "That victim was transported to the hospital by the other people in the car he was in," says Wilson. Lona was pronounced dead later at the hospital.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Substance Abuse in our Schools The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance report, covering various dimensions of substance abuse, ranked Arizona as having the nation’s highest rate (34.6 percent) of high schoolers who were offered, sold or given an illegal drug by someone on school property. Arizona also had the highest rate of binge drinking at 26.5 percent. Arizona’s youth ranked second in five other categories: those who had ever used cocaine; those who currently used cocaine; those who tried marijuana for the first time before age 13; those who currently drank alcohol; and those who had consumed alcohol on school property
We were looking for a store the other day to buy some baby clothes, This was supposed to be a fun outing for us, When we got to the place AtoZ baby we found that it was the only shop still standing in a gross run down strip mall on tucsons east side. It is so sad to see, the store was great,however we were forced to look at this trash of a strip mall before we went in. This whole town is falling apart, Can't wait to leave this place...

Sunday, July 28, 2013

OK so here are a couple of local Tucson boys rapping about killing people and representing their "HOOD" (Tucson) If you want your Son's and Daughter’s turning out like these fine young gentlemen by all means send them down here.  
Another Murder!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

When the economy tanked, our schools were hit hard. Nine schools in T.U.S.D. are now closed.
We wanted to know what's happening to those abandoned playgrounds and vacant buildings so Kristi's Kids investigated.
You might be surprised to hear how much the district is still spending each year to keep these empty schools.
"But I see a lot of damage to a lot of windows. Windows are broken out. Doors are unlockable because locks have been broken."
John Mattos's family owns a home a few feet from Reynolds elementary where he raised three daughters. All of his girls went to Reynolds but his youngest didn't get to finish.
"I was sad because I got to go there for 5 years and then it closed the last year I was going to be there," says Lahala Mattos.
John now worries about the empty building and the problems it attracts.
"A lot of graffiti. A lot of vagrants have been going through the school and in the play ground," he explains.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Recent headlines!!!!

1. A body was found near a park near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and police say foul play is not suspected.
Tucson Police spokesperson Sgt. Maria Hawke says no detectives were called to the scene, indicating that there were probably no suspicious activities leading to the death.
There has been no information released about the body, nor how police were alerted to the wash where the body was discovered.
The Golf Links Sports Complex is located on the northwest side of the intersection of South Craycroft and Golf Links roads.
According to TPD officials the body was discovered in the concrete drainage ditch, a little after 7 a.m.
TPD investigators wrapped up their work at the scene around 9 a.m.

2. The Pima County Sheriff's Department wants to question a man after finding a woman dead on Tucson's south side last night.
Deputies are searching for 29-year-old Stephen J. Malone.
Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 4900 Block of East Butterweed Drive, near I-10 and Valencia.
3. 25-year-old Augustina Soto was found dead inside a vehicle.
Investigators say a female passenger, who neighbors say was Soto's sister was in the vehicle and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Neighbors who knew Soto and Malone say they had been in a relationship since high school and have three children together.
If you know where Malone is, or if you saw anything suspicious on Butterweed Drive last night, you are urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.   
4. Tucson Police continue to seek information in the stabbing death of an east-side convenience store clerk.
22-year-old Erick Bridges was critically wounded Friday morning when somebody attacked him at an AM/PM  store on East Tanque Verde.  He died the next day.
Thanks to surveillance video from the store, investigators do have some idea who they're looking for.
He's a white or Hispanic male in his early 20s. He's 5-8 with a very thin build. But unfortunately, due to what he was wearing, we never get a very good look at his face.