The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 This Week's Paper
McMurray Road Northeast Closed Due to Landslide

On Monday, Nov. 2, part of the roadway on McMurray Road Northeast, between Marine View Drive and Browns Point Boulevard in Northeast Tacoma, was washed out and is now currently closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The City of Tacoma is working with a geotechnical engineering firm to evaluate the slope and a contractor will be hired to make necessary repairs that are estimated to begin later in the week.

More information will be posted on the construction updates web page as it becomes available.

Applicants Sought for the Planning Commission

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill one position on the Planning Commission – the “Development Community” position for an unexpired term through June 30, 2017.

The Planning Commission develops and updates the Comprehensive Plan and its elements; formulates effective and efficient land use and development regulations and processes that implement the Comprehensive Plan; and reviews various planning issues, such as area-wide zoning reclassifications, moratoria, interim zoning, pre-annexation planning, historic district designation, urban design, and transportation and…

EFN’s Abundance of Generosity raises $315,000

Providing nutritious food for hungry people in Pierce County is a big job, but the formula to make it happen is simple and fun with a great dinner and auction. The more funds and food donated to Emergency Food Network (EFN), the more food the organization can provide. On Oct. 24, attendees of EFN’s annual dinner and auction arrived with non-perishable food donations totaling 375 pounds and during the event raised $315,000 – enough food and funds to provide nearly 2 million meals to hungry families and individuals throughout the community. For every dollar…

Man sentenced to 31 years in murder of fiancé he reported missing

William Jason Grisso, 43, was sentenced to 31 years in prison for killing his fiancé, Nancy Gardner, 45, whom he had reported missing. Gardner’s cell phone led detectives to her body in Belfair. Last month, a jury convicted Grisso of murder in the first degree. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist handled the case with Deputy Prosecutor Jared Ausserer.

On the day of the murder, the defendant had a wife, a fiancé and a girlfriend. He divorced the wife and murdered his fiancé on the same day.

“This was not a crime of passion,” said Prosecutor Lindquist at sentencing. “This was a…

Volunteers needed to safeguard your favorite Metro Parks site

There’s no doubt that 75-acre Titlow, where the west end of Sixth Avenue meets Puget Sound, is also among the city’s favorite recreation destinations.

Even so, Titlow needs friends. Friends as in “Friends of Titlow Park.” Despite its popularity, Titlow lacks a dedicated group of year-round volunteers. That is, people who donate time and labor to help restore and conserve Titlow’s dozens of acres of woodlands. And, people willing to patrol the park as lookouts and alert authorities to vandalism or hazards.

Whether you live near Titlow or across town, if this…

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