Wednesday, July 26, 2017 This Week's Paper

Help keep local beaches clean

Citizens for a Healthy Bay has beach cleanups in the works for volunteers to make a difference in the community while enjoying the city’s waterways.
Weather and tides commonly push litter – from plastic water bottles and soda cans to tires and disposable cups and even tires and shards of glass -- from city streets into Commencement Bay, particularly on the north side of Commencement Bay and onto local beaches, were it can harm wildlife and people alike. 
The first event on the roster is the non-profit environmental advocacy group’s clean ups is its 10th annual Summer shoreline cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday July 22 at Yowkwala Beach,5618 Marine View Dr.
Volunteer crews will be collecting marine debris from the shoreline and three nearby habitat restoration sites. Volunteers can either join the… Read Full Story

Community mourns passing of Tacoma icon Mr. Mac

Sometimes a retail shop is more than just a business. Even if you’d never stepped foot into Hilltop’s Mr. Mac Ltd to browse the racks and marvel at the fedora lined wall, you know the place. Gentlemen have visited for dapper duds and casual wear since 1957. Mr. Mac as a space boasted Hilltop’s longest standing business, remaining intact even during an era that gained Tacoma a bad rap, when the Hilltop was ridden with prostitution, drug addiction and gang violence. It continued to dress dudes when Hilltop cleaned up its act and became a destination for galleries, non-profits and hip and delectable dining spots.
Mr. Mac the man was… Read Full Story

I-5 changes reach milestone

Anyone who drives the local strip of Interstate 5 are experiencing changes to the lanes and exits, and planning accordingly may save drivers a lot of headaches.
Southbound Interstate 5 through Fife toward Tacoma has been reconfigured into two distinct roadways separated by barrier at Portland Avenue. This temporary alignment requires drivers to plan ahead and know which lanes will take them to their destinations.
The temporary southbound lane alignment has two lanes to the right of… Read Full Story

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Help keep local beaches clean
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Citizens for a Healthy Bay has beach cleanups in the works for volunteers to make a difference in the community while enjoying the city’s waterways. Weather and tides commonly push litter – from plastic water bottles and soda cans to tires and disposable cups and even tires and shards of glass…

Meetings in the works about naming new peninsula park
By Steve Dunkelberger

The construction of the future 11-acre park along Point Defiance’s breakwater peninsula is well underway and now it needs a name. The park will feature a lawn that could be big enough to host 2,500 people for special events, plus an 18-foot-wide trail, a habitat basin where seals can be found regularly,…

Prosecutor finds deputies’ use of deadly force justifiable
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Independent and concurrent investigations by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, and the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, regarding the shooting death of Ryan Rosa, 36, have been completed. Rosa died from multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by…

City passes ban on public ‘camping,’ limits sleeping in cars
By Steve Dunkelberger

Tacoma City Council has passed two ordinances meant to curb the public safety concerns of homelessness. Both ordinances went into effect immediately. The first ordinance is the “public camping” law, intended to address the public health and safety conditions that are caused by unauthorized encampments…

New leadership brings new location for homeless youth
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Community Youth Services (CYS), which has been operating an overnight shelter for young people in Tacoma for the past two years, announced that they recently hired Talcott Broadhead as the executive director of Pierce County programs, who in the last month has relocated their drop-in services to The…

Be Well - Inside & out: Theresa likes to wear a bit of color in her hair
By Tami Jackson

Cosmetologist Theresa Tong, of TT Hair Salon & Supplies, can do it all. She cuts and tints all kinds of hair for a wide variety of styles, provides face-waxing services, plucks eyebrows and offers a paraffin dip for pampering hands. She provides all these services for the elderly, for adults,…

Bulletin Board
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

TACOMA TO HOST EVENT ON CONSTRUTION JOBS Community and Economic Development Department’s Local Employment and Apprenticeship (LEAP) Training Program Office at the City of Tacoma invites community members to a Tacoma Works event on July 27, from 6-8 p.m., at the Salishan Family Investment Center…

Our view: Let’s beat the projections
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The last presidential election illustrated to many people that every vote counts, particularly ones that go untallied because mail-in ballots were never filled out and returned. Turnout is key. The Aug. 1 primary election, unfortunately, is projected to only have one out of every five mailed ballots…

Bumbling burglar has bad luck trying to break into Parkland bar
By David Rose

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify a bumbling burglar in Parkland. He had a tough time breaking into the Hard Luck Bar & Grill in the 10700 block of Park Avenue South at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 22.  “This burglar has to…

Boaters must remember to share the water
By James P. Duggan Tacoma Fire Chief

While the second Saturday in May officially marks the start of boating season throughout the Northwest, it is the blue skies, warm evenings and calm breezes of July and August that seem to beckon the most recreational boaters to Commencement Bay and the Narrows, especially during weekends. For everyone’s…