HOTLINE: Tuesday, Feb. 24

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Annual Point-in-Time Homeless Street Count 

Luke Tate, special assistant to the President for economic mobility, will be among the volunteers to participate in the Point in Time Homeless Street Count. Coordinated by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Continuum of Care, the count uses volunteer teams that include city, county and state representatives, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses and private residents. The volunteers will canvass areas identified to likely have homeless individuals who are living unsheltered on the streets.  
 
City of Phoenix Homeless  Street Count Volunteer Training, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Bethany Bible Church, Activity Center, 6060 North 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85013
 
Street Count: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 5:30 am - noon *timeframe of count varies by location.
 
Goodwill Job Fair
 
Goodwill of Central Arizona, one of Arizona's top providers of job preparation and placement services, is teaming up with local organizations to bring thousands of job seekers to one hiring event.  The Third Annual Greater Phoenix Career Expo will be February 24, 2015 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center.  
 
Hundreds of companies with immediate hiring needs will be in attendance, along with thousands of job seekers.  
 
Goodwill will host pre-expo workshops in advance of the event where any one in need of assistance in finding a job can come to develop skills for the expo, such as resume writing, how to make a positive impression with a recruiter, and professional attire do's and don't. 
 
February 24, noon-4 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, South Building
33 S. Third St.
 
National Chip Day
 
Today is a Holiday with a crunch! You might even call it a "corny" holiday, get it?! Today is National Tortilla Chip Day, and the best way to celebrate is with a handful of tortilla chips and a great salsa or dip.... we're making Tomatillo Salsa and Pico de Avocado this morning with Tim Vasquez, owner of Someburros.
 
Pico de Avocado is a signature salsa at Someburros, it's a fresh alternative to the standard guacamole. Someburros is a fast-casual Valley-rooted restuarant for great Mexican eats. 
 
RECIPE: 
Pico de Avocado
Ingredients:
4 Tomatoes
1/4 cup Cilantro
1/3 cup Green Onion
1/2 cup White Onion
6 Avocados
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Cotija Cheese
Salt to taste
 
Directions:
Dice tomatoes and white onion. Finely chop cilantro and green onion.
Place in bowl and mix thoroughly with lemon juice.
Cut avocados in half, remove the pit and score with knife. Use a large spoon to scoop out avocado and gently mix other ingredients. Be careful not to mash the avocado but rather keep it cubed.
Add salt to taste and top with crumbled Cotija Cheese before serving.
 
Someburros - 6 locations statewide
 
Pond Stars in Mesa
 
Pondscapes is going to be build a duck pond at Sunshine Acres Children's Home in Mesa. Texas Road House is funding the build and Pond Stars will be coming to film for an episode. This is such a great opportunity to provide an outdoor classroom for these kids and let them really experience animals in their natural habitat. 
 
They will be filming the week of February 23rd through the 27th (Monday thru Friday). Here's a link to the blog talking about the project.
 
 
Free Donuts 
 
To celebrate the opening of its 1,000th store, Krispy Kream is giving out a free glazed donuts to the first 1000 customers on Tuesday Feb. 24.