The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, July 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Portland Avenue Community Center input meeting set

Carpenters are busily building forms for the future foundation of Eastside Community Center while shovels, bulldozers and huge dump trucks dig a hole for the 55,000-square-foot building, its state-of-the-art swimming pool, culinary kitchen, gym and sound recording studio.

The second in a series of three public meetings about what that means for the future of Portland Avenue Community Center and Park will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Portland Avenue center, 3513 Portland Ave., Tacoma.

Operating and maintaining the new center will require… Read More

Chamber announces award recipients

Businesses, organizations and individuals who make outstanding contributions to downtown Tacoma were nominated as part of the annual New Tacoma Awards.

This year, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, in coordination with Presenting Sponsor Click! Cable TV, Venue Sponsor Pacific Grill Events & Catering, and Awards Sponsor NW Etch, honored nominees and recipients at the Chamber Luncheon on Friday, July 14, at the Pacific Grill Events Center. 

The 2017 New Tacoma Awards recipients are:

·        Ghilarducci… Read More

Deputies’ use of deadly force found justifiable

Independent and concurrent investigations by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, and the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, regarding the shooting death of Ryan Rosa, 36, have been completed.  Rosa died from multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Shaun Darby and Deputy Jesse Hotz. The postmortem toxicology report indicated Rosa had a potentially fatal quantity of methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death.
Prosecutor Mark Lindquist concluded the deputies acted lawfully.
“Mr.… Read More

Help name Point Defiance Park’s breakwater peninsula

Picture this: 11 acres of land on the edge of Commencement Bay with panoramic views of the skyline stretching from Mount Rainier to Vashon Island – all for public enjoyment.

That’s the stretch of Point Defiance Park under construction on the 23-acre breakwater peninsula that stretches into Puget Sound on the easternmost edge of Point Defiance Park.
Site Rendering Color_credit Stephanie Bower comma Architectural Illustration for Site Workshop
When complete next year, the park will feature an expanse of lawn big enough to host 2,500 people for special events, plus… Read More

Countywide burn ban to begin July 15

Pierce County Fire Marshal Warner Webb has announced a countywide burn ban effective Saturday, July 15 at 8 a.m., until further notice.

The limited ban was prompted by long-range forecasts of continued lack of precipitation, issued jointly with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The burn ban applies to all outdoor burning, including land clearing and yard debris burning. This ban does not apply to small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or private property with the owner’s permission. The… Read More

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