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Tuesday, October 06, 2015 This Week's Paper
Green Tacoma Day Oct. 10 features free fun for kids in Wright Park

When it comes to kids and climbing trees, a backyard apple is one thing. A giant sequoia in the middle of Tacoma’s oldest arboretum is another.

That second option will be the premier draw in Wright Park during annual Green Tacoma Day festivities Saturday, Oct. 10.

Children 5 and older, with parental permission, will be helmeted, harnessed and hoisted into the upper reaches of the park’s outstanding 55-year-old giant sequoia. Then, while tethered to a professional arborist, they’ll have the opportunity to move through the tree, one branch at a time. This year,…

Tacoma Gang Reduction Project Receives $240,953 Federal Grant

The City of Tacoma received a $240,953 grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention to fund the Tacoma Gang Reduction Project program that works with Tacoma’s gang impacted youth, families and communities to reduce youth violence and gang activity.

The grant will be used to further the project’s mission and will be used to tailor services for identified gang-involved youth who are between the ages of 14 and 24, conduct additional outreach to neighborhoods with higher incidents of gang violence through revitalization and mobilization and conduct gang…

Citizens Invited to Comment on Proposed Billboard Regulations

The City of Tacoma is exploring alternatives to its existing billboard regulations. The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Tacoma Municipal Building Council Chambers, 747 Market St., to receive public comment on proposed billboard regulations.

At the request of the Tacoma City Council, the Planning Commission has developed these proposed billboard regulations. The proposal would amend the Tacoma Municipal Code to create an exchange program in which new billboards would be allowed in certain areas in exchange for removing non-conforming…

Lane Closure to Continue on Pioneer Way

On Sept. 2, a vehicle crash along the east side of 2502 Pioneer Way in Tacoma, just south of the intersection of River Road. The accident pushed several hundred feet of a traffic safety barrier off of its retaining wall foundation.

The curb lane at this location of Pioneer Way has been closed since this date and will remain closed to northbound traffic until a new barrier can be designed and constructed.  The City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department has hired consulting engineers in order to expedite the design and construction process which is expected to take several months.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness in October, the City of Tacoma invites the community to the COURAGE to Break the Silence Rally from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Tollefson Plaza.

This year, rally speakers will focus on the topic of “building community through cultural awareness.”

The theme from the rally will be carried through the month with the City’s first Domestic Violence Awareness Conference on Oct. 29. The all-day conference will be at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Registration is open at

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