The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, February 20, 2017 This Week's Paper

Pop star CeeLo Green has canceled his Washington State Fair appearance, which was scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12. A statement issued by his publicist reads, “As a result of a bad case of laryngitis and acute sinusitis, CeeLo Green has been advised by his doctor to rest his voice and not fly until further notice. Unfortunately, he will not be able to perform tomorrow night at the Washington State Fair, and sincerely apologizes to his fans and hopes for a quick recovery.”

Ticket holders are being compensated in two ways: They can receive a full refund, or they can exchange their tickets… Read More

Executive selects Tipton as Parks and Recreation Director

County Executive Pat McCarthy has selected Tony Tipton, the county's go-to leader of important projects, as the director of Parks and Recreation Services.

Since 2011, the Executive has assigned Tipton to senior management roles to assist with the merger of the county’s two social service departments and to manage special projects for Parks and Recreation. Earlier, he served as project manager for the development of Chambers Bay, which is preparing to host the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest in 2015.

“Tony Tipton brings unique management experience to Parks and Recreation,”… Read More

Malarkey’s to host Thursday night drag show

AB Pure Entertainment and Malarkey's Pool & Brew (445 Tacoma Ave. S.) announce the return of ONE NIGHT ONLY, a drag style revue on Thursday, Sept. 12. Your hostess will be the zany Miss Aphelia Bottom and her cast of male and female impersonators like Cannoli, Dominique D'Amour, Rychard Le'Sabre, Delyla Dalyte, Nenee Michaels, Serenity Vanderock, Lauren Von Deadly, Dominita Bottom, Sedusa Slitt and others, including special guests Seattle's own Miss Honey Bucket, Miss Gay Washington 2013-2014, Mulan Rouge-Bradshaw and Olympia's finest Jaycub Atom.
Doors open… Read More

TPD Poised to be Sole Agency in State to Gain Child Abduction Response Certification

The Tacoma Police Department is seeking certification of its Child Abduction Response Team through the Department of Justice and Fox Valley Technical College CART Certification Program. If certified, the department will become the 20th agency in the country to obtain certification and the only agency certified at this point in the state of Washington.

“CART certification consists of meeting 47 standards of identified best practices and an on-site assessment of a mock abduction exercise,” said Lieutenant Robert Jepson. “The department’s CART is a multidisciplinary team comprised… Read More

Mayor to Participate in Panel Discussion on Economic Justice

As part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Empowerment Week, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will participate in a panel discussion on economic justice in Birmingham, Ala. on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans and Paul Soglin of Madison, Wis. will join her on this panel.

The panel discussion is part of a larger community event to commemorate Birmingham’s important role in the civil rights movement of 1963 and the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four young girls. The event will… Read More

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