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Bob's Java Jive, the classic coffee pot-shaped building on South Tacoma Way, has been placed on the national register of historic places.
The News Tribune reports that the uniquely shaped 85-year-old landmark has officially been added to the register for its architectural significance. The Java Jive has been on the Tacoma Register of Historic places for a number of years now, a designation which has protected it from demolition. This adds...Read more
Mayor Strickland read a recognition for Simpson Kraft and RockTenn in recognition of Simpson’s civic and business leadership in its decades in Tacoma, and RockTenn’s intent to continue that legacy. The recognition acknowledged Simpson’sRead more
Sometimes an attempt at a compromise just ends up making nobody happy. That seems to be the case in a recent decision by Tacoma's Hearing Examiner on the old Weyerhaeuser Mansion.
Last month's finding of the Hearing Examiner aimed for a compromise on the event venue, allowing weddings and otherRead more
All those votes for Tacoma Fire's video on Good Morning America last week worked, and moved the team from Station 12 to the final round. That final round includes several different competitions between Tacoma's firefighters, and their competition.
You can help Tacoma out with your vote again today. This time it's a recipe competition - Tacoma Fire's chicken en croûte recipe vs ...Read more
A new round of Community Budget Input meetings on the City of Tacoma's 2015-2016 budget-setting process kicks off tonight with a meeting for residents of District 3. At these meetings residents will have the opportunity to hear more about the City's projected $6 million budget shortfall for the next biennium, and some ideas for fixing it, as well has learn more about the deferred maintenance and other expenses that could significantly increase that shortfall.
You can also catch a video, starring City Manager TC Broadnax, explaining ...Read more
For more than 4 years we’ve always run on Thursdays. Here’s an opportunity to do a special Wednesday run too. Imagine that ...
Our friends at REI asked if they could could join us for a drink sometime, and maybe a run. They have a fancy new REI truck that they’ve driven cross-country that theyRead more
The program includes discussion of leverage, geometry, physiology, chemistry, physics and more, delivering a surprising program which demonstrates that real science was alive and well in the combat arts of medieval knights!
Two knights wearing museum-quality replicas of the clothing and armour ofRead more
Bowling after running makes this a multi-sport event, right? It absolutely makes sense to us.
Tacoma Runners will break into new territory July 24 as we do our first-ever run from Chalet Bowl. Yep, you read that right - sweaty runners and bowling. What could go wrong? You know the routine - anRead more
|The City is currently planning for the next two years by developing its 2015-2016 Biennial Budget. For the 2015-2016 Biennial Budget, revenues are projected to grow at 2 percent, but expenses are projected to grow at a faster rate. In order to maintain the levels of service provided by the|
Invite your friends, neighbors, and family to enjoy a great time at Fort Nisqually! This 21-and-over only event will feature the music of The Shy Boys along with tasty craft beers, Washington wines, and yummy treats. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. All proceeds from this eventRead more
Join the Tacoma Runners Free Saturday 5k every Saturday. Fast, slow, or somewhere in between, all are welcome, so bring a friend. This week we are again at our home course in Point Defiance.
Go to tacomarunners.com/runners/register to register, complete your profile, print your barcode, then comeRead more
Let’s go berry picking! On Saturday July 26, we’ll meetup at 10:30am at Stewart Heights Park near the playground. At 11am we’ll roll-out for a flat ride to Charlotte’s Blueberry Park. We’ll pick blueberries for a little while (bring a container!) then head back to Stewart Heights. We’llRead more
The Dog-A-Thon provides vital support for adoption programs at the shelter. Last year, participants raised a record $240,000 for homeless animals, which helped find loving, forever homes for more than 6,000 pets.
Pick up your pledge form at the Humane Society, 2608 Center Street in Tacoma, or atRead more
Althought Tacoma's economy took a bigger hit with the economic downturn, and although it has recovered more slowly, things are improving.
A Seattle Times article over the weekend takes a look at current economic conditions in Tacoma and Pierce County, and compares them to Seattle and King County, and the rest of the state.
The conclusion? "Tacoma faces some big challenges," but "Tacoma and Pierce County are essential elements of the Puget Sound economy. And the significant improvements there are good for the entire region."
Does the Tacoma described in the Seattle Times piece sound like the Tacoma you know?Read more at The Seattle Times
The Center for Data Science may be one of the less well-known departments at UW Tacoma, but it's doing some interesting and valuable work that is really putting the University on the map.
One project is a machine learning program developed in partnership with Multicare that could help hospitals significantly lower the rates of readmission for heart failure - improving patient health outcomes, and saving hospitals money. The Risk-o-meter analyzes more than 100 factors, producing risk scores that help doctors make decisions on patient care throughout the treatment process, and even after the patient has left the hospital.
You don't have to be much of a techie to know that big data is a big buzz word these days, and with an Affordable Care Act emphasis on reducing hospital readmissions, this technology hits a couple of hot topics right now.
It's exciting to see UWT getting attention for this innovative project.Read more at Gigaom.com
There's a bit of a shuffle in the works for a couple of Tacoma's better eating and drinking establishments, and their proprietors.
Jamie Kay of Top of Tacoma and Marrow, and her Marrow business partner Chef Kyle Wnuk will be leaving Marrow, and handing the business over to Chris Keil from Hilltop Kitchen (and formerly 1022) and his HK partner Matt Schweitzer.
Jamie's not going away, though - she just wants to focus her attention on Top of Tacoma. Chris and Matt will take over Marrow, and will still be at Hilltop Kitchen, which they opened less than a year ago.
Change can be scary, but we look forward to seeing what all the players involved have in store for us...Read more at Post Defiance
The cats (and people) of the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee are doing their part to help raise funds for the Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society, and they're asking for your help. The IBKC has set themselves an ambitious goal of $100,000 for this year's Humane Society Dog-A-Thon.
The Dog-A-Thon raises funds for the Humane Society's programs to help homeless animals like the foster kittens featured on the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee blog. If you're not familiar with the IBKC,, you should be; it's one of the cuter corners of the internet.
At last check the IBKC was more than 40% of the way to their $100,000 goal, but with $48,000 to go, they could use your help.Read more at FirstGiving
A good time was had by all during our Family Walk this week, culminating in a finish line cross at the Tacoma Dome Station before a Link light rail ride back to the start. About 70 children andRead more
For the second year in a row, the City of Tacoma is being recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for its performance management efforts with a Certificate ofRead more
Featuring a youth summit and a kids’ play area – because you’re never too young to get involved and be engaged in the civic process – “Tacoma 2025” is a community visioning event for anyone andRead more
As crews are making the final push on the Interstate 5/State Route 16 Eastbound Nalley Valley project, nighttime drivers should plan ahead for a series of total night closures of eastbound SR 16 atRead more
The City Clerk’s Office is seeking volunteers to serve on the committees listed below to prepare statements related to amendments to the Tacoma City Charter. These statements will appear in theRead more