The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, March 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Police to host talk regarding complaints, officer shootings on Dec. 8

The Tacoma Police Department has released its first sets of data in support of the White House Police Data Initiative. These sets of information – on local officer-involved shootings since 2012 and complaints against officers since 2015 – are available on TacomaData, the City of Tacoma’s open data portal. They will also be presented during a public event on Dec. 8, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Destiny Middle School, 1301 E. 34th St. The event follows a series of Project PEACE conversations designed to build… Read More

CONTEST: Show your Seahawks holiday decorations

The Seattle Seahawks are standing tall in the NFL rankings these days, so it only seems fitting that we should show that "12s Pride" in your holiday decorations.

Send us photos of your Seahawks holiday decorations for a chance to win tickets to "Old School Night" at the Tacoma Dome on Dec. 16, featuring Busta Rhymes.

We will post them on Facebook on Dec. 1 and let people vote by noon on Dec. 9. The photos with the most likes will be eligible to receive two tickets to a night that will also feature DMX, E-40, Method Man + Redman, Too $hort, Kokane, Pharcyde,… Read More

Tacoma Kicks Off Residential Infill Pilot Program

The City of Tacoma is launching a Residential Infill Pilot Program. This program invites developers and property owners to propose designs for four infill housing types, as part of a competitive design review process.  The results of the Pilot Program will assist City Council in making decisions, at the conclusion of the pilot, about future infill housing types and appropriate zoning districts.

Residential infill - the building of housing units into already established areas - is an important part of providing improved housing choice, quality and affordability in Tacoma’s… Read More

Man found guilty of 2013 drug cartel murder

A jury has found William Alvarez Calo, 30, guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Jamie Diaz-Solis, who was not the intended target.

In July co-defendant Mazzar Robinson, 41, was found guilty of Murder in the First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Burglary, Attempted Robbery and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Co-defendant Michael Rowland, 32, was found guilty of Murder in the First Degree, Burglary and Attempted Robbery.

"Our streets are safer with these defendants in prison," said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. "Good work on a complicated cartel… Read More

Dozer the walrus set for debut at PDZA

A new male walrus with 17-inch tusks will make his public debut Friday afternoon at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.  

The 3,650-pound walrus, named Dozer, is in Tacoma for several months on a breeding loan through the newly formed Walrus Conservation Consortium dedicated to aiding the imperiled species.

“We think our visitors will enjoy seeing this magnificent male walrus up close,” said Zoo general curator Dr. Karen Goodrowe Beck. “But he is here on an important mission to try to increase the dwindling number of Pacific walruses in North America.”Read More

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