SDOT Proposes Three Potential Options for Rainier Ave Safety Project

originally published in the Columbia City Source

Option 1b, showing protected bike lanes between Columbia and Hillman City

Last night’s packed meeting at the Columbia School was the current step in SDOT’s ongoing efforts to tackle Rainier Ave’s major safety problems. The meeting began by quickly establishing that Rainier has, without question, some alarming safety concerns and that the road is in dire need of some major rethinking and redesign.

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From Russia With Love: The Masterful Paintings of Hillman’s Victor Straube

Interview by Catherine Petru

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“White Wolf” Photo Credit: Victor Straube

Anyone stepping inside Hillman City’s Collaboratory is greeted by it. The wry smile, hug that could ensnare a mammoth, drawl sense of humor and thick accent belonging to  Victor Straube as he welcomes you into the the South End community incubator. Continue reading From Russia With Love: The Masterful Paintings of Hillman’s Victor Straube

Skyway Community Bids a Fond Farewell to Beloved Fire Chief

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Photo Courtesy King County Fire District # 20

Hero is probably the most taxed word in the English language. Plastered on everyone from talentless reality television mavens to recalcitrant multimillionaire running backs it remains a minor miracle when it finds itself attached to a worthy party. No Skyway-area resident would challenge its precision when used in describing their beloved fire chief of the past two years; the soon to be departed Mark Chubb. Continue reading Skyway Community Bids a Fond Farewell to Beloved Fire Chief

This Weekend In South Seattle: Sendoff a Skyway Luminary, Pal Around with Young Geniuses, and Experience Art Direct From Russia With Love

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, February 27th

Movies: Opening of Focus starring Will Smith Details: Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection, becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess. As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame-now an accomplished femme fatale-shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes race car circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.- Showings: 12:00pm, 2:45pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Sendoff a Skyway Luminary, Pal Around with Young Geniuses, and Experience Art Direct From Russia With Love

From The White House to South Seattle: My Brother’s Keeper

by Gregory Davis

My skepticism

I was invited to attend the White House My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Summit as a community representative by the City of Seattle. A prestigious opportunity for sure; my mother, wife and co-workers were excited, I suppose that’s all that matters really, in fact I was the one filled with skepticism. Continue reading From The White House to South Seattle: My Brother’s Keeper

Review: Zapoi!

by Mary Hubert

Coming into Zapoi!, I knew very little, save for this little nugget of information: It centers on a town in Russia where all of time is happening at once. I also Googled the word “Zapoi” before attending, and learned that it was old Russian slang for “alcohol abuse resulting in two or more days of continuous drunkenness”. Intriguing¸ I thought. I was all set for a wacky romp full of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, with a bit of a history lesson thrown in to boot. Continue reading Review: Zapoi!

Seattle University Students and Faculty Join in National Walk Out

by Alex Garland (originally published on the Dignity Virus)

Councilmember Kshama Sawant addresses students. Photo: Alex Garland
Councilmember Kshama Sawant addresses students. Photo: Alex Garland

On Wednesday February 25th, hundreds of Seattle University students and faculty walked out of class to join Seattle city council members Nick Licata and Kshama Sawant in a picket on the grounds of Seattle University. Continue reading Seattle University Students and Faculty Join in National Walk Out

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