The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 This Week's Paper
District Court now offers self-scheduling for infraction hearings

People who need to schedule infraction hearings with Pierce County District Court can now do so online without having to wait on the phone or at the public counter.

Developed by District Court with support from Pierce County’s Information Technology Department, this application allows people to schedule an infraction hearing or submit a Hearing by Mail statement at their convenience. Previously, customers could schedule a hearing only by mail, telephone or by appearing in person at the court’s public counter. During a soft launch over the past month, 80 people have used the new service.

Voters to Consider Milton Annexation Question

On April 23, voters living in the East Pierce fire district and the city of Milton will be asked to consider officially annexing Milton into the fire district. Mail-in ballots should arrive on April 5.

An annexation is a public vote by the voters of both the fire district and the city asking to formally join the district. It’s similar to a merger, except that all residents living within the fire district are asked to consider whether or not to allow the annexation.

If approved by the voters, the district’s boundaries are adjusted around the city and the district accepts responsibility…

Tacoma Fire incidents for Tuesday

Fire Incidents 3/26/13 Posted: 27 Mar 2013 08:19 AM PDT Time: 5:14 a.m. Address: 8040 S. Ainsworth Ave Response: Station 10 Damage Estimate: Undetermined Narrative: Crews extinguished a fire that had started at the base of a cedar tree in some shrubbery. Dried cedar needles fueled the fire that created 6-8 foot flames in the foliage. The fire was contained to the area of origin, and firefighters were unable to determine what started it.

Time: 3:27 p.m. Address: 718 S. 52nd St. Response: Station 8 Damage Estimate: None Narrative: Prohibited outdoor burning of construction debris.

Tonight’s scheduled closure of eastbound SR 16 has been postponed and will instead occur from 11 p.m. Thursday, April 4, to 4 a.m. Friday, April 5. During the closure, motorists can also expect the Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16 to close. Eastbound SR 16 motorists will be detoured onto Union Avenue.


These closures are necessary for work on the I-5/SR 16 Eastbound…

Tacoma's Rocket Records will have to move. Owner Steve Gaydich said he was given until April 30 to vacate his current location, 3843 Sixth Ave., to make way for the expansion of a mixed martial arts studio next door. Gaydich said he is touring another potential location down the street this morning.

Rocket Records is one of the few places left in Tacoma for buying and trading used CDs and finding new music from local bands. The shop is also known for hosting free, all-ages rock shows, with…

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