The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 This Week's Paper
‘Spoofing’ calls claim to be fire department

West Pierce Fire & Rescue was notified by a citizen they had received a phone call from a phone number that said “West Pierce Fire” on the caller ID. The caller claimed to be from a credit card company and said they had questions for the person who answered the phone.

After research through the fire department’s phone service provider, it was discovered that a West Pierce caller ID was “spoofed” by someone and used with a different telephone number, allegedly a credit card company. Fortunately, the recipient of the call became suspicious and hung up on the caller.

If… Read More

Sister City delegations from Japan, China visit for Festival of Sail

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will serve as master of ceremonies for the Global Engagement and State of Trade luncheon on June 16 at the Hotel Murano. The event will be hosted in partnership with the World Trade Center and the Sister Cities Council, and feature a panel of dignitaries from Tacoma’s sister cities Fuzhou, China and Kitakyushu, Japan. The visiting delegations will be in Tacoma for the Festival of Sail.

“Tacoma is an international waterfront city that benefits from our strong sister city relationships,” said Strickland. “The Festival of Sail is a unique opportunity… Read More

Free walks this summer lead families through nature

The Tacoma Nature Center offers a rotating series of weekly walks Saturdays at seven different parks. At Point Defiance Park, guided walks now take place monthly and will be conducted weekly in the summer. All are free and last about an hour.

While many of us are comfortable and familiar with manicured Metro Parks landscapes, fewer enjoy the option of hiking along the unpaved trails that wander through the woods and around waterways. Guided… Read More

Tacoma awarded $40,000 in NEA funding

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for Fiscal Year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $40,000 to the City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, to develop and implement a project called Public Art: Public Action.

Public Art: Public Action is a context-based training program for Tacoma artists of all disciplines. Through this program, a cohort of artists will convene to learn more about the Tacoma Mall… Read More

City’s low-interest business loans available through Sept. 1

The City of Tacoma is working with the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority to offer low-interest financing for small businesses looking to establish and grow in Tacoma. The financing comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce and is made available to Tacoma’s small business owners through a small business revolving loan fund program.

“Tacoma takes pride in its small business community and we enjoy helping small businesses create and retain jobs,” said Community and Economic Development Director Ricardo Noguera. “Their success is our success. We are particularly interested… Read More

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