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There's a new restaurant coming to Point Ruston: today the mixed-use center developers announced that WildFin American Grill will open its third location in one of a waterfront Point Ruston waterfront spaces restaurant space.
Tacoma, Wash. - November 20, 2014 - Point Ruston (PointRuston.com), the
December 2, 2014 was proclaimed as #GivingTuesday in recognition of the national day of philanthropy falling on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. In Tacoma New Phoebe House will be using their #GivingTuesday to invite supporters to help themRead more
Last night the Tacoma City Council signed off on a development agreement for the construction of an $85 million hotel, with a possible second residential phase that could bring the project total to $150 million.
In April the City began official negotiations with Yareton Investment & Management LLCRead more
The UWT book store has always been open to the public, but it's always felt a little... like a school book store. That changes with the remodel of the space, wrapping up this week.
With the grand reopening, visitors will find a new "bookstore/coffee house" vibe that may remind you more of a Barnes & Noble ...Read more
Sad news for sushi lovers in Tacoma: Twokoi Japanese Restaurant will be closing for the winter. The Japanese restaurant at South 17th and Commerce in downtown Tacoma announced this week that they will be closing up shop while major construction re-routes 17th into a straight street passing directlyRead more
If your travels happen to take you by Saint Joseph or Saint Claire hospitals today, you may notice a little more activity than usual outside. Workers at the two CHI-Franciscan Health hospitals will be striking, demanding the organization address their complaints of unfair labor practices, whichRead more
Budget Work Session
This week's City Council study session will be another budget work session. The Council will hear presentations on budgets for the Planning and Development Services Department, the Public Assembly Facilities Department, the Public Works Department, and the Capital FacilitiesRead more
Tacoma City Council can expect to get an earful on the subject of paid sick leave at this week's Council meeting. Supporters of a requirement that Tacoma employers provide paid sick leave to employees are rallying the public to show up for this week's Citizens' Forum comment opportunity.
For the fifth year, we’ll be participating in the St. Leo Parish & Urban Grace Annual Holiday Fair Trade Market, featuring fair trade and locally-sourced products! Invest in your community and the world. Great holiday gift ideas featuring baskets, ornaments, linens, musical instruments, foodRead more
|After 3 great years, we will be focusing our efforts on only one store again and closing the doors on our Proctor location for good November 24th 2014. We would like to thank everyone for their support of our Proctor location and hope we have served the neighborhood well. Friday 7th|
Huw Edwards, conductor, featuring faculty soloists Maria Sampen, violin, and Duane Hulbert, piano.
Sousa: March, El Capitan
Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Marilyn Shrude: Libro d’ore (Book of Hours), with Maria Sampen, violin. “West Coast Premiere”
Start your Saturday off right - with a 5k with Tacoma Runners!
This week we’re at our home course in beautiful Point Defiance park. Join us for the weekly free Tacoma Runners Saturday 5k.
Are you new to Tacoma Runners?
Register at TacomaRunners.com/register, complete your profile, printRead more
Build, tinker, and learn together as you explore the world of cars. Every fourth Saturday, you and your child, grandchild, or family will spend quality time together designing, creating, or exploring cool car concepts.
When: Fourth Saturday of the month from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Ages: Geared toRead more
The Proctor Farmers’ Market will hold a Hunger Awareness Community Food Drive this Saturday, November 22nd, from 9am to 2pm
Both the Rescue Mission and the NW Tacoma FISH Food Bank will be on site to collect food donations to help feed the hungry in Tacoma.
Customers are encouraged to buyRead more
This Emergency Food Network event is an annual ritual enjoyed by more than 500 people each year.
During Empty Bowls, attendees can choose from more than 1,200 bowls to purchase for the home and for holiday gifts.
Admission for Empty Bowls is FREE. Bowl prices start at $10. We hope to see youRead more
Learn the basics of film making from a professional for fun or so that you can submit a film to the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.
Parents or (Adult) mentors may attend and observe with their student.
Learn how to check out a camcorder or use our drop-in film editing equipment.
When the Tacoma Amtrak station moves to Freighthouse Square, it will lose the ample free parking available at its current location further down Puyallup Avenue.
With the move, the new Amtrak station location joins the cluster that already includes the Sounder station, the terminus of the Tacoma Link, and the Tacoma Dome bus transit hub. The free Pierce Transit parking garage is frequently full to capacity, many nearby lots are already allocated to other uses, and the construction of the new station will mean the loss of some on-street angle parking.
There are concerns that the loss of the free (or affordable) adjacent long-term parking could be problematic for Amtrak ridership. Some Dome District business owners are also concerned about the impact of increased parking demands on their neighborhood, and are calling for Pierce Transit to start charging for parking at its garage.
We haven't seen a parking study for the area, but is anyone really trusting enough to leave their car parked at the Amtrak station for the weekend anyway?Read more at The News Tribune
Tacoma police have been using a controversial cell phone tracking devices, or "cell site simulator," to find criminals. Now judges in Pierce County are requiring higher standards for their use.
TPD was getting warrants to use the cell site simulators... well, kind of. They had warrants signed by judges, but the judges didn't know they were signing off on the tracking devices, which not only collect data on a suspect, but on all the phones around them as well. The police made a distinction between telling the judge what information they were seeking, and sharing the tactics they would use to get it.
After learning that police were using the technology, Pierce County judges saw it differently. Now they've asked the police making warrant requests to specify if they plan on using the devices. Pierce County agencies using the devices also have to swear that they will not store data from anyone other than the subject of the warrant.
Jurisdictions all over the country are facing this issue, but apparently Pierce County is ahead of the curve in imposing higher standards.Read more at The News Tribune
Possibilities abound at Earthwise Salvage. New and vintage doors, windows, appliances, lighting, hardware, and lumber fill the warehouses at both the Tacoma and Seattle locations, along with an impressive and diverse assortment of architectural antiques.
If all that possibility leaves you excited for a new project, but not sure where to start, the Earthwise "Get Inspired" page has some great ideas for both commercial and residential projects. The examples they share are taken from customers who have repurposed their Earthwise finds into unique features of their own homes and businesses. For further inspiration, you can also follow Earthwise on Pinterest.
So take a look, get inspired, and head out to Earthwise to see what treasures are waiting to go home with you this weekend. We should warn you, though, these projects can become habit forming...Read more at Earthwise Architectural Salvage
23 year-old veteran and hip amputee Edward Lychik from Tacoma has been proving his doctors wrong for a couple years now. When he lost his leg at the hip in Afghanistan two years ago, they told them he would never run again.
Not only does he run, he’s run four marathons (PR of 4 hours 7 minutes), including the Boston Marathon last year. He’s gotten a lot of press, both local and national, and turned his adversity into a motivational speaking career. And now he’s one of 10 finalists, two of whom will appear on covers of Runner’s World magazine this December. Pretty impressive.
It would be fun to see a Tacoma resident on the covers of a major publication like Runner’s World. Good luck Ed.Read more at Runner's World
Drivers in Tacoma should plan ahead for night time lane and ramp closures on Interstate 5.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, crews will close the right lane of southbound I-5 inRead more
TACOMA, WA – Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Duprea Romon Wilson, 19, with manslaughter in the first degree, assault in the first degree, robbery in the first degree, kidnappingRead more
TACOMA, WA - At the November 18th City Council meeting, City of Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland presented a proclamation proclaiming December 2nd as #GivingTuesday in Tacoma. The proclamationRead more
University of Puget Sound hosts a round-table meeting with charitable funders 8–11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5
TACOMA, Wash. – Nonprofit fundraisers once again have the chance to informally chat withRead more
Carter is an 8 year old Black DSH, and Cookie is a B&W 10 year old DSH. If you are hoping to make your house even cozier for the holidays, then these two adorable cats might be exactly what you need! Read more