The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 This Week's Paper

Today may be your last day to grab a pint at Cheers West. The sports bar - located at 7102 27th St. W., in University Place - is shutting down this weekend, and building owner Ali Mehdizadeh said he plans to remodel the space and add it to his local chain of Cheers Bar & Grills. “The target opening day is Aug. 1,” he said. “It will be the same as Cheers in Puyallup, Cheers in Tacoma or Cheers in Lacey – the exact setup and the same menu.”

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The lineup for Music and Art at Wright Park is starting to firm up. Cody Foster - one of the festival's organizers, and the namesake of local punk-metal trio Cody Foster Army - confirmed that Kramer, Mahnhammer, Blanco Bronco, Deathbed Confessions, Furry Buddies, the Hunt, Big Wheel Stunt Show, the Purrs and Mosquito Hawk are among the regional bands that will play Tacoma's Wright Park on Aug. 10.

The festival is very D.I.Y., and the latest in a series of fundraisers will be held this weekend. The first is tonight at the New… Read More

Memorial service for fallen firefighter will be broadcast live tomorrow

The 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.

The service will include fire engines and response vehicles from agencies around the region.

It will be broadcast on Tacoma… Read More

New York Times best-selling author Paula McLain brings smiles to Pierce County

This year’s Pierce County READS book, the award-winning “The Paris Wife.” by Paula McLain, flew off of the shelves at Pierce County Libraries and community partner libraries and bookstores. In all, people checked out 4,684 print, e-book and audiobook copies of “The Paris Wife” from Pierce County Library during the nine-week community one book program.

McLain shared with the audience how she researched and wrote the book primarily from a Starbucks in Cleveland, Ohio. She used Google maps to see Paris, where she had never travelled. Since her book hit the New York Times best seller… Read More

Slevin Appointed Environmental Services Director

Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced the appointment of Michael P. Slevin III to the permanent position of Environmental Services Director. Slevin has been serving on an interim basis for the past eight months, and will step into his new role effective June 3.

“Our Environmental Services team handles important work in some very core areas,” said Broadnax. “I am confident that Mike’s experience and demonstrated leadership in these areas will help them continue to provide an outstanding level of service to Tacoma's residents.”

“I am very excited and pleased to… Read More

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