The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, July 24, 2016 This Week's Paper
New York Times best-selling author Paula McLain brings smiles to Pierce County

This year’s Pierce County READS book, the award-winning “The Paris Wife.” by Paula McLain, flew off of the shelves at Pierce County Libraries and community partner libraries and bookstores. In all, people checked out 4,684 print, e-book and audiobook copies of “The Paris Wife” from Pierce County Library during the nine-week community one book program.

McLain shared with the audience how she researched and wrote the book primarily from a Starbucks in Cleveland, Ohio. She used Google maps to see Paris, where she had never travelled. Since her book hit the New York Times best seller… Read More

Slevin Appointed Environmental Services Director

Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced the appointment of Michael P. Slevin III to the permanent position of Environmental Services Director. Slevin has been serving on an interim basis for the past eight months, and will step into his new role effective June 3.

“Our Environmental Services team handles important work in some very core areas,” said Broadnax. “I am confident that Mike’s experience and demonstrated leadership in these areas will help them continue to provide an outstanding level of service to Tacoma's residents.”

“I am very excited and pleased to… Read More

Kyla LeBlanc - the Canadian artist better known as Kytami - used to feel self conscious about her weapon of choice, the violin. "When I was growing up, I kind of felt nerdy for playing it," she admitted recently, laughing from her end of the telephone line in Victoria, B.C.

But over the last decade, LeBlanc has done her part to prove fiddle can be funky. On Friday, June 7, she'll bring her “violistextremist” style – an edgy blend of classical virtuosity and bass heavy elements of hip-hop, house and other electronic styles – to… Read More

Executive McCarthy’s statement about the passing of Sen. Carrell

Lakewood Sen. Mike Carrell has died at the age of 69.

“Mike was passionate about public service. He worked hard to hold state government accountable for its spending and decisions, and he was dedicated to protecting our communities by fixing gaps in the criminal justice system," said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. "My husband John and I have known Mike for many years, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.”

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On Wednesday, June 5, Downtown On the Go will be holding a free Immigrant History Walk from noon to 1 p.m. led by Patsy Surh O’Connell, president and founder of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center.  The walk, sponsored by City Grocer IGA, will highlight Tacoma’s immigrant history along a 1.6-mile route covering areas of downtown and Hilltop. The walk will begin and end at the corner of 11th & Broadway in front of the historic Woolworth Building. There is no need to pre-register for the event, simply join us at the meeting spot.
Tacoma’s Immigrant History Walk is… Read More

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