The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

Single-family and duplex homeowners and renters in multiple Tacoma neighborhoods are preparing to dispose of unsightly debris from 10 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Giaudrone Middle School (4902 S. Alaska St.) with the assistance of staff from the City of Tacoma and community volunteers.  All that is required to discard debris and other unwanted items is proof of neighborhood residence, such as a driver’s license or current utility bill. Items that cannot be discarded as part of this effort include: material from a business; cars, motorcycles, campers or boat parts; truck canopies, trailers,… Read More

City Council members will join other area leaders, community members and city staff on Tuesday, Aug. 6 for the 30th anniversary of National Night Out Against Crime, an event that celebrates previous successes in making Tacoma safer while creating a broader awareness of the resources and partnerships that exist locally to aid future efforts.
“Serving as each other’s eyes and ears is critical in the fight against crime and National Night Out Against Crime, co-sponsored by Safe Streets, is about taking the time to get to know one another a little better as we move toward our… Read More

With fire danger continuing to increase across Washington, officials from four state agencies today urged residents to recognize that even seemingly low-risk activities, such as parking on a grassy field or using motorized yard tools, can spark a wildfire.

Thirty-seven of the state’s 39 counties have declared burn bans. Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark has banned fires on all lands protected by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), including wildlife areas and other facilities managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

However,… Read More

Baseball, comedy, street fair, car show and an open house are all part of Lincoln High School’s 100th birthday celebration. The series of events, from Aug. 5 to Sept. 14, are open to Lincoln students, staff, alumni and the Tacoma community. Donations are accepted at all events and will go toward the Lincoln High School Scholarship Fund.
 
Aug. 5
 Lincoln Night Out at Tacoma Rainiers
Stadium - tour: 6 p.m., game: 7 p.m., Cheney Stadium - tickets: $15 (reserved seating, hot dog, chips, soft drink)
 
Aug. 8 
Lincoln Night Out at Tacoma Comedy Club… Read More

Two suspicious fires reported overnight on Yakima Avenue

Investigators are looking into two fires along Yakima Avenue last night that have been determined to be suspicious.

The first fire occurred along the 4100 block at about 4 a.m. Tacoma firefighters from stations 1,2,8,11 and 15 responded to a reported garage fire. The first arriving unit found a fully involved pickup truck on fire with flames also burning a nearby detached garage and a large tree overhead.

Crews initiated an aggressive fire attack to knock the blaze down and protected an adjacent garage exposure. There were no injuries to report. A fire investigator determined… Read More

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