The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 This Week's Paper
Facebook, Chamber To Host Free Workshop For Tacoma Vet-Run Businesses

Representatives from Facebook will be in Tacoma on Tuesday to teach local veteran and military-family small business owners how to optimize their presence and engage customers on the world’s largest social network. 

Facebook’s veteran and military family-focused Boost Your Business will be held in Tacoma in honor of Veterans Day, November 11. The event will be co-hosted by Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, with Congressman Derek Kilmer welcoming entrepreneurs.

“The skills our servicemembers pick up in the military are often the very same skills that make for…

McMurray Road Northeast Closed Due to Landslide

On Monday, Nov. 2, part of the roadway on McMurray Road Northeast, between Marine View Drive and Browns Point Boulevard in Northeast Tacoma, was washed out and is now currently closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The City of Tacoma is working with a geotechnical engineering firm to evaluate the slope and a contractor will be hired to make necessary repairs that are estimated to begin later in the week.

More information will be posted on the construction updates web page as it becomes available.

Applicants Sought for the Planning Commission

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill one position on the Planning Commission – the “Development Community” position for an unexpired term through June 30, 2017.

The Planning Commission develops and updates the Comprehensive Plan and its elements; formulates effective and efficient land use and development regulations and processes that implement the Comprehensive Plan; and reviews various planning issues, such as area-wide zoning reclassifications, moratoria, interim zoning, pre-annexation planning, historic district designation, urban design, and transportation and…

EFN’s Abundance of Generosity raises $315,000

Providing nutritious food for hungry people in Pierce County is a big job, but the formula to make it happen is simple and fun with a great dinner and auction. The more funds and food donated to Emergency Food Network (EFN), the more food the organization can provide. On Oct. 24, attendees of EFN’s annual dinner and auction arrived with non-perishable food donations totaling 375 pounds and during the event raised $315,000 – enough food and funds to provide nearly 2 million meals to hungry families and individuals throughout the community. For every dollar…

Man sentenced to 31 years in murder of fiancé he reported missing

William Jason Grisso, 43, was sentenced to 31 years in prison for killing his fiancé, Nancy Gardner, 45, whom he had reported missing. Gardner’s cell phone led detectives to her body in Belfair. Last month, a jury convicted Grisso of murder in the first degree. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist handled the case with Deputy Prosecutor Jared Ausserer.

On the day of the murder, the defendant had a wife, a fiancé and a girlfriend. He divorced the wife and murdered his fiancé on the same day.

“This was not a crime of passion,” said Prosecutor Lindquist at sentencing. “This was a…

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