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Saturday, May 28, 2016 This Week's Paper

Tacoma’s Stan Naccarato passes away at 88

Tacoma sports icon Stan Naccarato passed away Wednesday, May 25. He was 88 years old.
Naccarato was born in Tacoma in 1928 and graduated from Clover Park High School in 1946. By graduation he had already been playing semi-professional baseball for four years. He was soon signed by the Cincinnati Reds as a pitcher for the Ogden Reds in the Pioneer League where he compiled an impressive 33-10 record in three seasons before hanging up his glove due to a shoulder injury.
Naccarato’s early involvement with youth baseball branched out to nearly every corner of Tacoma athletics. He was a two-time chairman of the Tacoma Athletic Commission and a commissioner and chairman governing boxing and wrestling. He was the master of ceremonies and chairman of the Tacoma Golden Gloves tournaments for several decades. For 20 years, Naccarato… Read Full Story

EDITOR'S CHOICE
Tacoma - a city that uses all 24 hours in a day

It may not be the city that never sleeps, but Tacoma stays busy 24 hours a day. Want proof? We took a look at the goings on in the City of Industry, midnight through 11 p.m.
Things are going on. If you’re sleeping late, staying home evenings or rarely wandering out of the immediate neighborhood, just look at what you’re missing.

12 a.m.
Too early to sleep, too late to shoot skeet – how about bowling? At Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Ave., you can do that 24 hours a day. If lifting a ball overwhelms you, there's billiards, pinball and miniature golf available, too.

1 a.m.
Mom was… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
CORRECTION

(Re: “Community gets first look at future Eastside rec hub,” TW May 20) This story included erroneous speculation about the center’s future name. A Metro Parks Tacoma spokesperson said the process for naming the center has not begun. Tacoma Weekly apologizes for the error.

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Be Well - Inside and out
By Erica Cooley Special to Tacoma Weekly

Since establishing Breo International LLC in October of 2015, Yevgeny Gil, CEO and founder, has worked tirelessly to develop a skin care product that will outshine all others like it on the market today. Next week Breo International LLC will launch its first product, Vivacity Calendula Foaming Facial…

Bulletin Board
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

ECONOMIC SHOWCASE EXPECTS BIG DRAW Highlighting recent and planned developments, as well as opportunities for developers and investors, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department will host an Economic Showcase on June 1, from 8-11 a.m. at LeMay: America’s Car Museum (2702…

‘Buckle Up! Your Family is Waiting for You!’
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

What would you do if you knew that some of your friends were carelessly putting themselves at the risk of dying? When Stanzi Hay, a senior at Asotin High School, conducted an observational survey, she found that nearly nine out of every ten students and adults arrived at school buckled up; but she…

Business Spotlight: Emerald Leaves
By Derek Shuck

With the passing of Initiative I-502 in 2012, many medical marijuana shop owners decided to close their doors and try their hand at the new recreational business. One of these early adopters was Thomas Kaapana, general manager of Emerald Leaves, a recreational marijuana shop located at 2702 6th Ave.…

Burglars rob the home of ‘Sonics Guy’
By David Rose

Kris Brannon, otherwise known as the "Sonics Guy," said he confronted a burglar at his home Monday who got away with priceless collectibles and one item he can never replace. The burglary happened in the central Tacoma neighborhood on Monday morning. Brannon gold Q13 News Reporter Steve…

Prosecutor finds officer’s use of deadly force lawful
By Matt Nagle

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Tacoma Police officers Scott Campbell and Aaron Joseph were justified in the shooting death of Puyallup Tribal member Jacqueline Salyers. According to a news release issued today by the county Prosecutor’s Office, independent and concurrent…

University Place celebrates Duck Daze on June 4
By Derek Shuck

University Place residents can get ready to welcome the summer with the annual Duck Daze celebration on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. The classic community event rolls in with a parade, a car show and a fire station 31 open house. “What the Duck Daze and specifically the Duck Parade has always provided,…

Bulletin Board
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

CELEBRATE BIKE TO WORK DAY Half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace. We want to celebrate Tacomans who are choosing to commute those miles by bike! As a part of Bike Month, Downtown On the Go is hosting Bike to Work Day. Stop by Cosmonaut Coffee or True North Coffee House…

‘Buckle Up! Your Family is Waiting for You!’
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

What would you do if you knew that some of your friends were carelessly putting themselves at the risk of dying? When Stanzi Hay, a senior at Asotin High School, conducted an observational survey, she found that nearly nine out of every ten students and adults arrived at school buckled up; but she…

WSU seniors envision healthier future for Puyallup River watershed
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

If you want a diverse education in ecology, psychology, history, art, design, computer graphics, problem solving and policy, not to mention public speaking, a degree in landscape architecture from the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University is just the ticket. Four WSU landscape…