Emerald In The Rough: Smooth! Southeast Seattle Tool Library’s Grand Opening

By Cindi Laws, Columnist

Residents at the Southeast Seattle Tool Library Grand Opening
Residents at the Southeast Seattle Tool Library Grand Opening. Photo: Cindi Laws

Over 100 people from throughout our region stopped by the new Southeast Seattle Tool Library at its Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, May 16th. Balloons, beverages and bites were no match for the real treats: big tools, power tools, common tools, unusual tools, donated tools, and purchased tools. Continue reading Emerald In The Rough: Smooth! Southeast Seattle Tool Library’s Grand Opening

City Council Candidate Lorena Gonzalez: “I’m Running to be the Voice of Seattle’s Disenfranchised”

Rarely has anything  come easy for Lorena Gonzalez. Not the paycheck she toiled for as a migrant farm worker at the tender age of 8 to put food on her family’s table. Not the law degree she financed by sacrificing any semblance of a social life while performing every odd job imaginable, nor the legal victories for the low-wage and immigrants workers she represented in wage theft and discrimination cases in her role as a dogged civil rights lawyer. Continue reading City Council Candidate Lorena Gonzalez: “I’m Running to be the Voice of Seattle’s Disenfranchised”

Community Groups Call for A Day of Action on Rainier Ave

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SEATTLE- This Wednesday community members are calling on the city to act NOW to fix the most dangerous street in Seattle. Rainier Avenue South averages over a crash a day, with 1,243 crashes in the past three years. Community members are standing up for a Rainier Ave S that is safe for all people to walk, bike, drive, catch the bus, shop, and live. Continue reading Community Groups Call for A Day of Action on Rainier Ave

This Weekend In South Seattle: Time for a Girlvolution, Tool Library Grand Opening, and Cornerstones Celebration

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, May 15th

Movies: Opening of Mad Max: Fury RoadDetails:Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.Showings: 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:40pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Time for a Girlvolution, Tool Library Grand Opening, and Cornerstones Celebration

Review: Caucasian Chalk Circle

by Mary Hubert

Bertolt Brecht is one of my all-time favorite playwrights. His style – called Epic Theater- is topical, controversial, and features a concept called the Alienation Effect, in which the audience is continually reminded that the play is a play, so they can think about the ideas being brought to the table, rather than being swept up in the action. In my opinion, his work is brilliant. Continue reading Review: Caucasian Chalk Circle

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