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402 Tacoma Avenue S., Suite 200 TACOMA, WA 98402 PHONE (253) 627-4853 FAX (253) 627-2253 THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013 Vol. CXXIV, No. 153 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF TACOMA Devoted to the Courts, Real Estate, Finance, Industrial Activities, and Publication of Legal Notices Published Since 1890 Visit our Web site at INSIDE: LEGAL NOTICES BANKRUPTCIES LIENS ORDERS FEDERAL COURT AUDITORS OFFICE NEW BUSINESSES Former Baywatch Apartments renovation under way Puget Sound Starts Here Tacoma contest aims to keep Commencement Bay pollution-free Posted online Tues., Aug. 6 Photo Courtesy City of Tacoma Throughout the month of August, the City of Tacoma is holding a Twitter trivia contest and reaching out to residents to share three simple tips for washing cars in a way that helps keep Commencement Bay free of pollutants. The first tip: Wash your car on your lawn or gravel so soapy water doesn’t flow down the street into storm drains and out to the bay. The second tip: Use soaps or detergents without phosphates that deplete oxygen that fish need to survive. The final tip: In case some water does run off, sweep driveways and street gutters to keep dirt, leaves and trash from getting into storm drains and ending up in the bay. To "drive" home this point, each day this month the City of Tacoma will give away a free car wash ticket on Twitter. According to City of Tacoma officials, using a commercial car wash is good for Commencement Bay because the wash water used by these businesses gets treated and sometimes recy- A $4.1 million project to renovate the former Baywatch apartment building near downtown Tacoma is well under way, as evidenced recently by contractors removing graffiti from the blighted and abandoned structure. The work is part of Making a Difference in Community's (formerly the Metropolitan Development Council) plan to turn the building, which is located at 502 S. Seventh St., into the 35-unit Randall Townsend Apartments, which will serve previously homeless individuals living with disabilities. "When complete The Randall Townsend Apartments will have 24-hour staffing and easy access to all of Making a Difference in Community's health, education, and employment services," said Making a Difference in Community president and CEO Mark Pereboom. Making a Difference in Community aims to develop and manage innovative programs that promote selfsufficiency and remove individuals and families from poverty. It was founded in 1964. More information is available online at -- Images Courtesy MDC Tacoma cled, too. Just follow the City of Tacoma on Twitter @CityofTacoma and respond correctly to a Puget Sound or surface water trivia question to be entered in a drawing. For contest rules and information, visit City of Tacoma staff will attend community events throughout the month of August with tips and giveaways to help you wash your vehicle the fish-friendly way. Look for them on Sat., Aug. 17 at the LeMay – America's Car Museum drive-in movie and other events. More information about surface water is available online at Puget Sound Starts Here is a coalition of more than 300 organizations (locally including Pierce County and the cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor and Lakewood) that aims to help people curb their contributions to the daily flow of pollution.

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