The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, July 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
Zoo to have purrr-fect wildcat weekend

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has set aside two days, July 30 and 31, to highlight wild cats. The public is invited to learn about the conservation of these powerful mammals.

The zoo’s Sumatran tigers will receive enrichment treats and clouded leopard cub triplets can be observed playing in their exercise yard.

Visitors can also enjoy cat-themed games while learning about actions they can take in their everyday lives (through products they choose to buy, for example) that can help wild animals like tigers and clouded leopards.

Here’s the schedule of activities for… Read More

Celebrate culture, community at Ethnic Fest July 30-31 in Wright Park


Voted best South Sound festival; Metro Parks has hosted Ethnic Fest since 1986. The festival is sure to get you swinging, swaying, clapping or stomping.

From noon until 7 p.m. each day, you’ll be treated to a montage of music and dance. On Sunday, the program is largely gospel, with featured performances by the Pleasant Movement dancers, singer Erica Walker and DaNell Daymon and the Greater Works choir. Sunday’s program concludes with Seattle reggae singer Alex Duncan.

Saturday’s program is more diverse, including Irish and Russian music, belly dancing and flamenco. … Read More

Man charged with hate crime after threat to police officer

Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged 55-year-old Mark Kevin Tolson with one count of Felony Harassment and one count of Malicious Harassment, which is Washington’s hate crime. Bail is set at $80,000.

“Protecting the public includes protecting our officers,” said Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “The officer took the defendant’s threats seriously because of recent events and so do we.”

On July 16, Tacoma police responded to a report of a possible domestic violence incident in the 1600 block of East 60th Street.

When officers arrived, witnesses reported… Read More

Chambers Bay to host the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball in 2019

Chambers Bay, in University Place, has been selected by the USGA as the site of the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. The dates of the championship are May 25-29.

The Home Course, in DuPont, which is cooperatively owned and operated by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) and the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA), will serve as the stroke-play co-host.

The 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball is the third USGA championship to be held at Chambers Bay, which is owned by Pierce County. The public facility also hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur, won by Peter Uihlein, and… Read More

Pierce Transit holding open houses to gather public input on system improvements

Pierce Transit is in a time of transition from a route system designed four decades ago to one that better meets the traveling needs of the region today and into the future. To meet that goal, the agency is conducting a comprehensive analysis of its existing bus service to help form recommendations for improvements and efficiencies. Since public input is an important part of the process, Pierce Transit is seeking citizens’ input into changes it might make and how the agency should prioritize service enhancements in 2017 and beyond.
Pierce Transit will hold three open houses to give citizens… Read More

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