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Comings and Goings: Pita Pit set to open
Pita Pit, the latest addition to the lineup of businesses at Yuma Palms Regional Center, is scheduled to open its doors Dec. 17. Blanca Runyan (Dr. Todd Runyan's wife) is the franchise owner and her brother, Jerry Magana, will be the general manager.
They had been looking for a healthy fast-food alternative and discovered Pita Pit. It offers mouthwatering pitas — build your own, choosing your favorite pita, cheese, toppings and sauces — for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or diners can choose from the menu.
Located next door to Chipotle, the new restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It can be reached at 783-5712.
In addition to the Yuma Pita Pit, Blanca Runyan has been named the franchise owner for the company in eastern Maricopa County and plans to open 11 restaurants over the next five years.
The Runyans also own the two Kneaders Bakery stores in Yuma, which Dr. Runyan will continue to oversee while his wife focuses on Pita Pit.
Last call for submission of names of retailers, restaurants and other businesses you would like to see come to Yuma for the annual “wish list.” Please have your wishes to me by Dec. 14 so I have time to get them to get them to Santa for Christmas. Include some information on how you came to know about the business and why you would like to have it close to home.
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Time Warner Cable has added RLTV, the only cable network and online destination for adults 50-plus, to its digital basic tier in Yuma-El Centro on Channel 148.
RLTV (www.rl.tv) offers programming designed to engage and inform older viewers in areas that include health and wellness, relationships, transformation, exploration, finance and political and public policy issues.
Yuma Shorin Ryu Karate will open its doors on Jan. 2 at 1380 S. Avenue B, Studio B, under the direction of Kyoshi Sensei Francisco “Taco” Aguilar, a seventh-degree black belt. Yuma Shorin Ryu Karate offers instruction in traditional Okinawan karate based on the methods of the Okinawa Shorin Ryu Matsumura Kenshin Kan Seito Karate and Kobudo Federation, from Okinawa, Japan. Okinawan karate, Kobudo, self-defense and Kumite classes are available for ages 4 to adult.
Registration will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 3-8 p.m. Friday.
For more information, call Aguilar at 287-1309.
W. Michael Shea, M.D., has joined the radiation oncology practice of Dr. Gordon Grado and Dr. Frank Danziger at Yuma Oncology Center, 1951 W. 25th St., Suite F. Dr. Shea is well known in the Yuma community, having co-founded Sonoran Desert Oncology (now Yuma Regional Cancer Center) in 2008.
Dr. Shea is immediately available for consultations regarding general cancer management, radiation therapy and supportive care. He can be reached at 317-9200.
Yuma Oncology Center offers cutting-edge radiation treatment, including Tomotherapy that provides a highly focused sequential delivery of radiation to different parts of a tumor, and XOFT, which is designed to deliver eco-friendly radiation therapy directly to cancer sites during surgery with minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
Dr. Constance G. Uribe has announced that she will be closing her surgical practice as of Dec. 20, citing “the burden of government regulations.”
Patients may obtain copies of their records or have copies sent to another physician by calling Uribe's office at 782-9274.
Dr. Uribe has been serving the Yuma community for 32 years.
Yuma Regional Medical Center has submitted plans for improvements to the former Target building to permanently house the NationsHealth call center, a $1.7 million project, reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official.
He also reported:
• A certificate of completion has been issued for the Humane Society of Yuma's new complex at 4050 S. Avenue 4-1/2E between 4E and 5E on 40th Street. The new facility will open Tuesday.
• A certificate of occupancy has been issued for Cielo Verde, Shops B, shell building.
• Building permits have been issued for solar photovoltaic canopies at National Bank of Arizona, 16th Street and Arizona Avenue. The canopies will provide a 100Kw system.
• New plans have been submitted for solar photovoltaic canopies to provide a 500Kw system at Castle Dome Middle School.
• Interior office alterations are planned for Garcia, Hengl, Kinsey, Villareal PLC.
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