The lagging economy did what a union picket line could not. It has closed the only grocery store in the core of downtown. City Grocer has announced that it is pulling the plug on its Pacific Plaza store after operating for about three years. All but the last year were marked by union-sponsored picketers against the non-union IGA grocer.Read More
The Daily Mash-Up
On Jan. 17, Wendy L Cope was last seen at 10:30 a.m. at the Loves Truck Stop at 1501 33rd Ave. E. in Fife. Cope suffers from Bi-Polar Disorder and Schizophrenia and did not have any of her medications, wallet, money, or cell phone with her when she went missing.
Cope is described as “very friendly and highly vulnerable” by family members and was seen talking with truck drivers in the truck stop parking area just before her disappearance.
Contact Lt. Thompson or Det. Rackley at (253) 922-6633 if Cope is located or if you have information leading to her being found.Read More
Take a tour of Pierce County’s Landfill and Composting Facilities on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9:45 a.m. to noon. You’ll gain insight that not many get to experience and will change the way you view your curbside containers. Seating is limited so register now. Cost is $10 for members and students and $20 for non-members.
The recycling, yard waste, and garbage from Pierce County’s 800,000 citizens take an elaborate and calculated journey once they leave our curb. This tour will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated systems and state-of-the-art facilities that handle and… Read More
As you probably read in last Friday's City Arts section, funnyman Gilbert Gottfriedwill headline Tacoma Comedy Club with five big sets starting Thursday, ticket info here. We couldn't let that occasion slip by without posting some audio featuring one of the most distinct voices in standup. Here he recalls how he stumbled into his big… Read More
Pierce County will hold its fourth set of public meetings on Tacoma Narrows Airport’s master plan update on Jan. 29 in Gig Harbor. Several future development alternatives for the airport will be discussed and evaluated.
The Planning Advisory Committee consists of representatives from the aviation community, businesses, local and state government and more. It will meet from 2-4 p.m. at the Cottesmore of Life Care Cafe, 2909 14th Ave. NW in Gig Harbor. An open house will be held the same day from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Goodman Middle School Commons, 3701 38th Ave. NW in Gig Harbor. Both meetings… Read More