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Tacoma’s 4th of July celebration returns to thrill the masses
See www.freedomfair.com for complete entertainment schedule

Tacoma’s 4th of July extravaganza will be back to thrill the masses again this year. The volunteers who are part of the non-profit organization that presents the annual Freedom Fair, its air show and fireworks over Commencement Bay, will not be stopped. They are not letting slow-to-materialize sponsorships and donations prevent the aircraft and fireworks from flying high into the sky. 
“It is a decades-old tradition for thousands of people to stroll along the Ruston Way Waterfront among 200… Read More

Daniel Moore

Deputies searching for escaped burglary suspect Daniel Moore

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Pierce County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help to find a burglary suspect who escaped on June 18. Detectives say Daniel Moore was being held for a competency evaluation at the Maple Lane School in Grand Mound in Thurston County when he removed a windowpane from a second story window and climbed out. He then scaled a fence surrounding the facility and evidence shows he broke into… Read More

All hail Festival of Sail

Thea Foss Waterway was buzzing with activity all weekend, as people from far and near came to see the world’s largest rubber ducky and all the tall ships that floated majestically on the water. With the festival centered on the waterways of Tacoma, those opposed to the liquefied natural gas (LNG)… Read More


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SAX APPEAL. Rob Lind will perform with influential Tacoma garage-rock band, the Sonics, on July 1 at Seattle Center.

Sonics guy: Rob Lind on iconic band’s comeback, future

By Ernest Jasmin

Tacoma's most emulated garage-rock band, The Sonics, will return to Seattle for the first time since the outfit celebrated the release of its critically acclaimed “This is the Sonics” album at the Moore Theater and Easy Street Records in 2015.
The band – featuring sax player Rob Lind from the classic 1960s lineup - will perform “The Witch,” “Psycho” and other high-octane classics… Read More

Roger Waters onstage Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome.
Roger Waters bashes Trump, thrills with timeless Pink Floyd classics

And you thought Kathy Griffin didn't like Donald Trump. Since the comedian started stirring up up controversy and shedding endorsements with her infamous bloody mask photo, rock legend and former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters has been roasting the Donald mercilessly with his new “Us + Them” tour. Among the show's most memorable moments Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome was a good 20 minutes… Read More

TYLER STREET BOYS. After a four-game swing south to visit the first-place Reno Aces, the Tacoma Rainier's will return home for an eight-game home stand. The Rainier's will begin a four-game set against the Las Vegas 51s on Monday, June 26,

Tacoma Rainiers set for an upswing

By Justin Gimse

It’s been a wild season so far for the Tacoma Rainiers and their faithful baseball fans. After two straight seasons of surprisingly solid weather early in the season, the Rainiers have stepped out onto the field for some chilly and wet contests at Cheney Stadium. Of course, if it was just the weather offering up a difficult road for the Rainiers, that wouldn’t be all too bad.

The real… Read More



The Sounders Women traveled to Oregon for a two-game road trip over June 10 and June 11 playing FCM Portland on Saturday night, then turning around and playing Westside Metros on Sunday. Both games ended in victories for… Read More

NEW EATS. The Hercules of Greek cuisine, The Gyro Shack, has announced a new location that will bring its signature gyros to Lakewood, opening in fall 2017.

The Gyro Shack’s new opening has Lakewood saying, ‘Opa!’

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Beloved Greek drive-up restaurant to carve up twist on quick-service Mediterranean at the footsteps of Mt. Rainier.

The Hercules of Greek cuisine, The Gyro Shack, has announced a new location that will bring its signature gyros to Lakewood. The new restaurant, opening in fall 2017, will expand the brand’s unique, authentic Mediterranean favorites to the coast.
Known for customized… Read More

‘Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood’ by Trevor Noah

Hands down one of the best books by Trevor Noah, host of the “Daily Show.” “Born a Crime” tells the stories of his younger life growing up in South Africa born of a white father and black mother, which was a crime in those days. I have to admit I listened to the book on Audible and that is… Read More

Our view: End of school brings summer stresses for many families

The bell rang for the final time of the school year this week marking the beginning of summer breaks for thousands of youth and their families.While for some that means family trips, carefree days at splash parks and afternoons flying kites at neighborhood parks, the end of school brings stress… Read More