The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, February 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Surfrider Foundation set for beach cleanup on Saturday

Rain, snow, or shine, it's beach cleaning time!  South Sound Chapter Surfrider Foundation volunteers will meet at Jack Hyde Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Parking is across Ruston Way, next to the train tracks, or continue on under the bridge and park at the Chinese Reconciliation Park.  

Anyone interested in volunteering for the beach cleanup should look for people with buckets, and the organization table with the blue Surfrider flag near the sundial.  Volunteers are asked to bring their own bucket and gloves,… Read More

Tacoma Providing Sandbag Supplies to the Public During Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Western Washington that will remain in effect through the evening of Friday, February 10, 2017. In response, the City of Tacoma’s Public Works and Environmental Services departments are providing free sandbag supplies to the public for personal use. Community members can come to one of two locations to shovel and load their own sandbags.

This service will be available through Feb. 10 at the following locations:

  • Tacoma Asphalt Plant at 3210 Center St.
  • Central Wastewater Treatment Plant at 2301 Cleveland… Read More
Applications Now Open for Mental Health, Substance Disorder Funding

The City of Tacoma is accepting proposals to address service needs for new or expanded mental health and substance use disorder (MHSUD) services that directly impact homelessness and household stability.

Services should align with the Neighborhood and Community Services Department’s strategic goals and should help meet the following community needs:
Rental assistance (to include first and last month’s rent and other monetary supports for clients experiencing mental health or substance use issues)
Individualized behavioral health supportive services as defined in RCW 82.14.460Read More

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Javier Gonzalez Lopez, 32, Jose Adelaido Arujo Diaz, 29, and two co-defendants with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Ten pounds of crystal methamphetamine was found in a secret compartment inside the vehicle.

Gonzalez Lopez and Diaz were also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

“This is one of the largest methamphetamine seizures ever in Pierce County,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On the evening of Feb. 2, officers of the Lakewood Police Department conducted a traffic… Read More

Two face first-degree murder charges in shooting death

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Allen Vintora Maae, 31, and Scott Allen Wheeler, 31, with first degree murder for the shooting of Jason Emery. The Prosecutor’s office also charged Maae with unlawful possession of a firearm.

On Feb. 4, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of 50th Ave. E. regarding a person having been shot at a nearby address. Upon arrival, officers were led to a house in the 4700 block of 64th St. E. in Tacoma where they found the victim, Emery, sitting on the floor with his back against a wall. Emery was nonresponsive,… Read More

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