Here's a date that those of you with an interest in the Proctor District may want to put on your calendar: Thursday, January 16. A resolution on this week's City Council meeting consent agenda would set that as the date for a public hearing for the proposed street vacation of a portion of the alley
Some time next fall businesses that operate in Tacoma as well as a number of other municipalities in our region will have a new way to apply for licenses and pay their taxes.
The cities of Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, and Everet are collaborating to create FileLocal.org - a new online tool that is
Seattle Magazine has a review of some of their favorite new craft cocktail bars up in their neck of the woods - and one down in ours.
When Chris Keil was at 1022 he earned a fair amount of ink for his work behind the bar, and the trend continues at his new venue, Hilltop Kitchen. The review
The days and weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are full of parties and events and commitments and to-do lists... It can get pretty hectic.
But if you're looking for one more event, or maybe a gift, or maybe something to do with that out-of-town relative, The Broadway Center and Museum of
We had heard that an old ship called the Helena Star had sunk down on the Hylebos recently, and that it was slated to be removed and disposed of. What we hadn't heard was the back story.
Apparently the Helena Star had quite an infamous past before coming to rest in Tacoma. She was seized in 1978
There's a video tribute to Tacoma that seems to be going around the interwebs today, and we didn't want to feel left out, so we thought we'd give it a share too.
At six minutes in length, the video from Just2Guys Creative may be a little on the long side, but it contains some awfully pretty
The State of Washington and the City of Tacoma are feeling optimistic about development in Hilltop. Together they have issued a request for proposals to develop the site at the corner of 11th and MLK in the next couple years.
The site is owned by the state since it took the vacant lots back from
Mayor Strickland proclaimed December 2 - 6, 2013 as Employee Learning Week and December 9 - 13, 2013 as DECA Week in the City of Tacoma.
We also heard a presentation from Deputy Mayor Campbell on the Digital Cities award recently received by
PLU has what sounds like a pretty intense debate planned for this evening:
Tacoma, Wash.- According to Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute, drone strikes kill 50 civilians per every one terrorist. Drone policy has become a hot button issue in the public sphere and the T.O.H Karl
Metro Parks and the Point Defiance Flower and Garden Show are looking for volunteers to plan and execute a new event to benefit the Japanese Garden around the newly re-opened Pagoda at Point Defiance.
A Garden Festival Weekend, September 26-27, 2014, celebrates local, sustainable gardening with a
Tacoma's Sun King is returning. What, you didn't know that Tacoma had a Sun King? That's okay, you're not alone.
The Sun King is the name of the large bronze sculpture that once stood in front of what is now the Murano, but was then the Sheraton. Created in 1976, the sculpture stood in front of
Work on Phase 2 of the improvements to the reopened Sprague Avenue entrance to Tacoma will begin next February.
Phase 2 will include landscaping improvements to the west side of the Sprague exit. The residential side of Sprague will be repaved with pervious pavement and a bioswale to improve
If you've recovered from Thanksgiving feasting enough to start thinking about food again, you might be interested to learn that Gordon Naccarato of Pacific Grill has plans for a new restaurant project in Tacoma, set to open sometime early next year.
The News Tribune reports that Naccarato plans to open Smoke + Cedar in the new Elks Lodge space ...
Council & TPU Joint Session
The City Council and the Tacoma Public Utility Board will hold a joint study session this Tuesday. At the joint session TPU staff will share a briefing on the "MyAccount," upgraded website for customer payments. Also on the agenda for the session is a review of Tacoma
Here's a bit of City Council news: Tacoma City Councilmember Anders Ibsen will be taking a leave of absence of at least 11 months.
According to the TNT, Ibsen, who was elected to the District 1 seat in 2011, will be training as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps reserves.
Ibsen has made public
With 2014 on the horizon, the Council will be covering a couple of 2014 topics. First, at study session, staff will review recommendations for 2013-2014 mid-biennium budget modifications. Also scheduled for this week is the public hearing during the regular Council meeting on
Some of us ride the bus more than others. Some ride by choice, some out of necessity. Patricia Sully shares her thoughts on why she chooses to ride the bus - the environment, the time to relax or do other things while someone else drives, cost savings...
"Those are not, however, the reasons I
Love it or hate it, from its perch high on the hilltop above downtown Tacoma, Saint Joseph's is undoubtedly among Tacoma's most recognizable buildings. But that doesn't mean that the architecturally interesting hospital building is one of the city's most popular. And despite its architectural
Beer and Tacoma seem to be popping up together in headlines a lot lately - or maybe we're just thirsty. Either way, a big congratulations to Tacoma's Harmon Brewery, for bringing home yet another award.
This time it's first place in the Beveridge Place Pub (blog sponsor) Pro-Am Iron Brewers
There's a new book out with a familiar Tacoma name in the byline. Norm LeMay and his coauthor have significant experience in the solid waste disposal industry - experience they want to apply to your personal life...
Working with garbage every day taught Norm and Steven that we all carry trash in