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Rent a Bike (Or Something Even More Fun) On Ruston Way

Here's something fun to do with your next free weekend: rent some wheels down at Point Ruston, and cruise the waterfront. 

This week the Point Ruston blog announced the grand opening of Wheel Fun Rentals just below WildFin American Grill, on the Point Ruston Waterwalk.

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Tacoma City Council Meeting - March 22, 2016

CONSENT AGENDA

FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES

Ordinance No. 28326 An ordinance amending Chapter 13.06 of the Municipal Code, relating to Zoning, to reclassify approximately a 1.85 acre area on Pacific Avenue currently zoned “T” Transitional District to “C-2” General Community Commercial District, to

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How Will Tacoma Cope With Climate Change?

The City of Tacoma is working on plans for how it will cope with climate change. The City is in the process of assessing potential impacts of climate change on both Tacoma's natural and built environment, and its citizens, and outlining actions that can be taken to mitigate those impacts.

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Tacoma City Business Preview for the Week of March 22, 2016

Tacoma Mall Neighborhood Subarea Plan 

Work is currently underway to develop a subarea plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the 601-acre Tacoma Mall area, similar to plans developed in recent years for the North and South Downtown and Hilltop subareas. These plans will guide development for

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Tacoma City Council Meeting - March 15, 2016

It was a pretty brief and uneventful meeting this week. No public comment. Very little council action.

CONSENT AGENDA

FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES

Ordinance No. 28325 An ordinance vacating approximately 95,060 square feet of undeveloped and sloped property of several street and alley right-of-way

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Tacoma City Council Meeting - March 8, 2016

This week’s council representation on the dais was small at just five council members – the bare minimum needed for quorum at a meeting. The other four; Mayor Strickland, Deputy Mayor Mello, and council members Blocker and Woodards; were absent to represent Tacoma at the National League of Cities

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Tacoma City Business Preview for the Week of March 8, 2016

Special Projects

A resolution on this week's council meeting agenda lists 24 Public Works and Environmental Services projects. The projects on the list would be designated as special projects of limited duration, allowing the relevant City departments to devote needed staffing to them. The

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Wednesday Evening Ride (VeloFemmes)

Goddesses in Wright Park (Yakima and Division) June 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Tacoma Women. Riding Bikes. Having Fun. Our Wednesday evening rides are back. Once again, we are riding every first and third Wednesday of the month in June, July, and August. Except for July 4th: we will be riding in the AM that day.
Meet us at the goddesses at Wright Park (where Yakima and

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Washington State History Happy Hour at The Swiss

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub June 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

History Happy Hour Trivia, Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 PM, The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma, WA. Ever wondered which of your friends knows the most about Washington and Tacoma trivia? this event, the lives it impacted, and its legacy in Tacoma. Scholarly Selections: “Asian

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Indigo Girls

The Rialto Theater June 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Having established an intensely dedicated fan base, the duo continues to remain

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Friday Night Live w/The D1 Experience

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub June 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm

The Swiss & TIME OUT ENTERTAINMENT present FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! Join us for a beautiful night of entertainment. Hosted by Comedian RALPH PORTER and starring the talented D1 EXPERIENCE, this is the MOST anticipated night. Enjoy Live Art, Spoken Word, and an allstar cast of singers and songwriters. DJ

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Prom Date Mixtape “Cruel Summer” at The Swiss

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub June 23, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Prom Date Mixtape returns to The Swiss for The Ultimate LIVE 80s Tribute!! - All the best Synthpop and New Wave hits you love - Like only PDM can do! Duran Duran, Billy Idol, INXS, David Bowie, Tears For Fears, Madonna and so much MORE!!

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Tacoma Concert Band will present a “Bon Voyage” concert

Clover Park High School Auditorium June 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

On June 24, Tacoma Concert Band will present a “Bon Voyage” concert of music that they will be playing on their upcoming tour of Scotland and Ireland. There will be American, Scottish and Irish music by Leonard Bernstein, Percy Grainger, John Williams, Leroy Anderson, John Philip Sousa, and

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Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Afternoon with Ira Glass

The Rialto Theater June 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Ira Glass is the creator, producer & host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira Glass delivers a unique talk, sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling. Ira Glass will mix

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Kareem Kandi World Orchestra Featuring Jeff Busch

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub June 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Music Fans,The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be performing at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub in Tacoma WA on Sunday June 24th. I’ll be joined by Greg Feingold on bass and we’ll be featuring guest artist Jeff Busch on drums. We’ll also be joined by students from our Tuesday night class, The Weekly

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Tacoma History

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We like Tacoma, and we like stories about its history - the quirkier, the better - so a newly revamped Tacoma History website is a great place for us to spend some time when current events get to be just a bit too much.

Posted by local historian Michael Sullivan, each story features some episode of Tacoma's past - big and small - told in word and picture.

Sullivan recounts public episodes like the story behind the 40-foot red neon pegasus (complete with animated gold lightning bolts) that once graced the top of Tacoma's tallest building. He also tells more personal stories, like the one of an Oregon woman who followed her Army boyfriend to Tacoma, where she robbed a theater for the money to follow him on to Alaska. and of course, we get the history of that long-gone theater, too.

It's fun to dip into a story or two, and get a snapshot of moments in Tacoma's history - 

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Council Member Blocker’s March 2016 Newsletter

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Tacoma City Council Member Keith Blocker took his place representing the people of Tacoma's Ditrict 3 in January.

To communicate with members of his district and others, Council Member Blocker will be publishing a regular e-newsletter focusing on issues relevant to his constituents. This month's edition includes a look at the Safe Routes to School program, as well as a feature on a "youth of the month," and tidbits on a short list of "District 3's Top 3" individuals and organizations. And there's a good list of ways for Tacoma residents to get involved with their city.

If you're a resident of District 3, or if you just like to keep an eye on what's going on, it's worth a read. If you want to keep up with the newsletter, you can sign up to receive it in your inbox, or just read it online.

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Steve Prefontaine left mark on Tacoma running scene before his death

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Today we find ourselves thinking about the legendary distance runner Steve Prefontaine, who should have turned 65 this week, and enjoying re-reading a 2015 TNT article about Tacoma's (multiple) Prefontaine connections. 

You may know that the 1997 movie about his life was filmed, in part, here in Tacoma, on the track and around the campus at UPS. Fewer people know that Pre visited Tacoma back in 1974, just months before the car crash that cut his life short at age 24. While here, he ran with the locals, visited a few (pretty divey sounding) bars, and said of Point Defiance, "This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever run. You don’t know what you have here.”

Tacoma today has a pretty special running community. We'd like to think that if Pre was around, he would still enjoy running here.

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Pierce County Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet

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We're down to the wire, and it's time to cast those votes! If you haven't done so already, grab your ballot, your pen, and your voters' pamphlet, and get to work.

What's that you say? Your dog ate your voters' guide? Or maybe it disappeared into the pile of political mailers and other junk mail? That's not going to get you off the hook - the Pierce County Auditor has you covered with an online version.

So make your choices, and get that ballot in the mail on November 2, or to a ballot dropbox no later than November 3. Find locations for those on the Auditor's website as well.

Happy voting!

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Shoot the T: A Photo Competition to Highlight Tacoma

TACOMA, WA – Shoot The T is a photo contest created to showcase the beauty of Tacoma as well as promote art and creativity in the City of Destiny. The winning contestant is destined for a grand

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Museum of Glass Celebrates Art Museum Day on May 18, 2016, with 2-for-1 Admission

Museum of Glass to Join Association of Art Museum Directors’ Seventh Annual Celebration of Art Museum Day on May 18, 2016, with 2-for-1 Admission

Tacoma, Wash. — Museum of Glass (MOG) will offer

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Tacoma Selected to Receive $200,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Grant Dollars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that the City of Tacoma has been selected to receive $200,000 in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grant

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Celebrate Bike to Work Day!

Tacoma, Wash. – Half of the U.S. population live within 5 miles of their workplace. We want to celebrate Tacomans who are choosing to commute those miles by bike! As a part of Bike Month, Downtown On

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Drinking water at Metro Parks passes tests

Metro Parks officials on Friday reported that more than 60 drinking water sources throughout the park district recorded either no lead or minute levels well below public health limits.

Staff members

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