Baseball fans of all ages had quite the memorable evening on Monday, July 10, as Cheney Stadium played host to the Triple-A Home Run Derby. While the sluggers were crushing it at the plate, the kids and mascots were getting into the swing of things as well. Well over 7,000 fans packed the ball park to witness the game’s best sluggers crush baseballs into the blue sky. While no competitor hit one over the huge, center-field wall, several tapemeasure… Read Full Story
TCC HIRES UW BASKETBALL LEGEND TO LEAD WOMEN’S PROGRAM
Regina Rogers, who finished her basketball career as the 18th-highest scoring player in UW women’s basketball history, has signed on as head coach of the Tacoma Community College Titan women’s basketball team.
A graduate of Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle, Rogers played basketball as a freshman at UCLA. She returned to Seattle after… Read Full Story
Dog owners and their furry friends will enjoy a new and expanded off-leash dog area at the Chambers Creek Regional Park this month. SUNDogs, a nonprofit volunteer group, recently partnered with Pierce County to expand the existing off-leash area (OLA) near Central Meadow as well as adding a new area for small, shy and senior dogs. The expansion will almost double the existing OLA, located near Central Meadow, to two acres.
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WSDOT: TRAFFIC SWITCHES ON I-5 IN TACOMA TAKE PLANNING, PATIENCE
Tacoma commuters, get ready. Two big traffic shifts are scheduled this week and will last for six months, according to a Washington State Department of Transportation blog post. The first shift will affect northbound Interstate 5 traffic, when all northbound lanes will move onto a newly-built northbound I-5 bridge over I-705. Once that traffic shift is complete,… Read Full Story
The annual flag raising and Pride Foundation Rainbow Awards Ceremony kicks off Pride Festival at 4:30 p.m., July 7 at the Pantages Theater.
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will raise the flag and share a few words about what Pride Month means in the City of Tacoma, and the Pride Foundation will then present the Rainbow Awards during a family-friendly reception in the Pantages lobby to honor leaders in Pierce County who work for equality.
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BIG TIME! Depending on who you talk to, it's been quite a few years since legit "Big Time" wrestling pulled into Tacoma to thrill wrestling fans of all ages. The newly-formed, Pacific Northwest- based Defy Wrestling production came to Grit City on Thursday, June 29 and the Temple Theater Grand Ballroom is still probably reverberating. The "Defy 4" event brought together wrestlers from all over the United States, including… Read Full Story