The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 This Week's Paper
Survey aids City’s review of Neighborhood Council Program

Improving community engagement and communication between the City and Tacoma's residents continues to be a priority, as the City conducts its five-year review of the Neighborhood Council Program. The review will assess how well it is doing with the program and make recommendations to the City Council for consideration. As part of this process, the City is asking Tacoma residents to take part in a brief survey at

Any resident, business owner, employee, property owner or member… Read More

The 133-foot National Historic Landmark schooner Adventuress is underway for her 100th sailing season and is coming to Tacoma. She will be open for free public dockside tours on Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Foss Waterway Seaport.
Adventuress is offering 3-hour public sails on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5. Saturday’s sail is from 3-6 p.m. Two Sunday sails are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Tickets for public sails are $55/adults and $25/youth (under 18). Sound Experience Members sail for free on all public sails (a 12-month membership costs $60/individual and… Read More

News Haiku: Linking thinking

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Link route to Hilltop;
Council likes it, sort of;
Lack of plan, cold chills.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on” are not the same, but this… Read More

Malfunctioning dishwasher sparks house fire

At 11:11 a.m. yesterday, Tacoma firefighters from stations 2,3,8,12, and 17 responded to a reported house fire at 6705 24th St. NE.

The first arriving company found heavy smoke showing from the side and rear of the one-story 1,058 square foot house. Crews attacked the fire with handlines, ventilated the structure and completed a search to confirm no one was trapped in the building. Two of the occupants were evaluated by paramedics and released at the scene, and a total of five were displaced by the blaze.

A fire investigator determined that a mechanical failure in a dishwasher… Read More

Lakewood Playhouse’s production of N. Richard Nash’s “Rainmaker” brought what it promised to deliver. It rained. The thunder of the great performances and the creatively simple set design added to the fun.

The Depression-era show plays out on a Midwest ranch desperately in need of rain at a time when a wandering conman just happens to stop by with an offer of bringing some of that life-saving, cloud-based moisture for $100. The water-bringer, Starbuck (Bruce Story), brings more than that. He also manages to pair up the middle-aged farmer’s daughter (Tanya Barber) with the town’s… Read More

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