The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, October 22, 2016 This Week's Paper

The City of Tacoma needs your help. Several of its volunteer commissions are seeking members. They are:

Planning Commission

The term of three positions representing District No. 4, “Environmental Community”, and “Architecture, Historic Preservation, and/or Urban Design” will expire on June 30, 2013. The City Council is seeking interested and qualified citizens to fill the positions serving a 3-year term through June 30, 2016. To be eligible, citizens interested in the District No. 4 position must reside in that district, and citizens interested in the other two positions… Read More

A public memorial service for firefighter Al Nejmeh is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

Nejmeh suffered a fatal heart attack on Tuesday, May 14, while providing emergency medical care at an incident. He was a 12-year veteran of the Tacoma Fire Department assigned to Ladder 2 at Fire Station 8, and served in a key role on the department’s technical rescue team.

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JamBase festival has been canceled, Live Nation announced today. The two-day event – sponsored by music web site – would have brought rock legend Robert Plant, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Slightly Stoopid and other acts to the Gorge Amphitheatre in George on July 5 and 6. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

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The Washington State Transportation Commission voted on May 20 to increase the Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rates. It adopted a toll-rate increase of 25-cents in 2013, with an additional 25-cent increase in 2014, to take effect on July 1 each year.

The commission had gathered and considered written comments on the proposed rate increases during the past two months and held two public meetings to allow for public testimony.

The new toll rates effective July 1, are:
$4.25 for Good To Go! pass
$5.25 cash
$6.25 Pay… Read More

Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie may be the namesakes and longest tenured members of Fleetwood Mac. But it was all about the other half of the legendary rock outfit Monday night as it returned to the Tacoma Dome for its first local performance in four years.

That would, of course, be smoky voiced diva, Stevie Nicks, and her former beau, singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, a guy who largely overshadowed his band mates during a hit-filled 2 1/2 hours. The California couple joined Fleetwood Mac’s oft-shuffled… Read More

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