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s 2014 dawns a New Year for people worldwide, Tacoma is no exception to greeting a year of new issues to face and challenges to meet. Here, we take a look at some of the top stories Tacomans will be reading about in 2014.

TACOMA LINK The free rides on Tacoma Link light rail are going to end this year as Sound Transit steps forward with plans to install $550,000 in ticketing equipment to collect $1 per rider starting in the fall. While those plans inch forward, the actual expansion route to bring light rail service to Martin Luther King Junior Way will face more hearings and open houses. The effort will also include options of how the city will fund the $50 million




hile the legalization of recreational marijuana use was approved by voters last year, the actual rules that will make it a reality come in 2014. Washington State Liquor Control Board officials have drafted rules about how growers and retailers will be allowed to operate after being vetted and taxed before cannabis products meet the mouths of consumers. But how those rules are actually going to work and how the illegal sale of marijuana by unlicensed dealers will be affected remain gray areas of the law that will fill up 2014 with hearings, reports and proposed revisions. Tacoma is slated to get as many as eight pot retailers, while all of Pierce County will have as many as 31 stores that will be allocated based on a city’s population and zoning. An unanswered question about the disbursal of marijuana retailers centers on the fact that the Pierce County Council approved an outright ban on marijuana stores in unincorporated areas because marijuana is still considered an illegal drug in the eyes of federal law enforcement agencies. The state law legalizing recreational marijuana doesn’t have a provision to allow communities from simply opting out of providing areas for pot shops. That fact sets up a showdown between marijuana retails and county officials that will likely also play out in 2014.

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“local partnership” needed to fund the $150 million project that also includes Sound Transit and yetawarded federal grant dollars. Some of the local dollars will be covered by in-kind services from city planners, but that won’t likely cover the full $50 million. Limited Improvement District funding from the neighborhood or added taxes might also be in the works to reach the magic number needed to actually start turning shovels for the route to connect the Medical Mile to downtown.

HOPE FOR STATE ROUTE 167 Two decades after the State Route 167

project first started, construction remains stalled by a lack of funding to finish the last critical strip that would mean a fasttrack corridor between international shipping operations on the Tacoma Tideflats and the warehouse and distribution center of the Puyallup Valley. There had been hope as late as last month that lawmakers would agree on a transportation package that would raise gas taxes and other fees to fund a host of projects around the state, including SR 167. But those plans died without a deal, so the search for funding continues. While there is some hope that the issue will be a top priority when the legislative session starts again next week, the short session is already being rapidly filled with ways to cut costs of government and fund public education, making SR 167 funding a long shot yet again. When, or if, the roadway is completed, cargo from ships could more rapidly find their way to markets in the East and Interstate 5 would face less congestion due to the stream of trucks having faster routes between the shipping terminals and distribution centers in Kent and Auburn.

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There have been sighs of relief, of sorts, that the city’s budget is showing signs of recovery following the massive layoffs, furloughs and salary freezes of 2013. But more cuts are in the works as the city tries to finally live within its means, without funding ongoing expenses with onetime revenue by deferring needed repairs or from new construction taxes. The city is projected to have a general fund shortfall of about $26.3 million in 2015 through 2016 and another $38 million during the following biennial budget for 2017 and 2018. City expenses associated with employee salaries and benefits, for example, have been growing at three times the rate of revenue growth. That translates into some tough negotiations and hard decisions in the works for the summer as the city council drafts its next biennial budget to bring those costs closer to being sustainable. Salary and benefit contracts for the unionized fire and police departments,

as well as the classified city staff, will come at a time when the city also will be trying to find ways to pay for the decades of deferred road repairs to keep those repair bills from ballooning out of control if left underfunded. The city’s Financial Sustainability Task Force of volunteer accountants and specialists, tasked with developing recommendations, has issued a list of 28 suggestions largely focuses on cutting city salaries and benefits to keep pace with the rate of revenue growth. Those recommendations are under review for action in 2014.

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Wright and Madison Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the city knows it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the council’s “pothole initiative.� And in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of road riddled with holiness, and continued those efforts in 2012. And while that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up – or return – each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.


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The 1969 model of the Corvette was not a revolutionary design, nor did it have any new features that changed the automotive industry. The decade-ender model saw minor changes that owners of the previous year’s designs had wanted. The steering wheel was trimmed down to allow for more leg room and the doors were slightly redesigned to allow for a half inch of added shoulder room. The ignition was shifted from the dash to the steering column. The model also changed from the Shark to the Stingray. The 1969 Corvette featured hidden windshield wipers beneath a power pop-up panel. Engine alterations, on the other hand, were more obvious. The famed small-block was boosted to


offer 350 cubic inches of displacement. The big-block 427s returned unchanged, with ratings of 390 to 435 horsepower. Despite continued criticism from

City News ;7+(*/0,=,:-09:;-69>(:/05.;65:;(;, The Tacoma Police Department (TPD) has received certification of its Child Abduction Response Team (CART) through the U.S. Department of Justice and Fox Valley Technical College CART Certification Program. CART certification consists of meeting 47 standards of identified best practices and an on-site assessment of the Mock Child Abduction Exercise. The TPD CART is a multidisciplinary team comprised of individuals with training and experience related to the investigation of child abductions. The TPD is the 20th agency in the country to obtain this certification and the only agency in the state of Washington. CART is a tool to provide law enforcement with an effective and efficient response to a missing child incident in which a child is believed to be endangered or abducted. Since 1961, there have been 16 children abducted in Tacoma. The CART Program identifies best practices, better leverages resources, provides guidance through training, and allows for an efficiently managed investigation. On Sept. 11-12, 2013, CART assessors conducted an on-site review of the TPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policies and procedures and an assessment of its Mock Child Abduction Exercise. The exercise involved the use of more than 130 police and civilian personnel. On Dec. 20, the TPD received official notification from the U.S. Department of Justice of its certification. <>;(*64(79,:,5;:<50;@)9,(2-(:; The 8th Annual MLK Unity Breakfast will be held on Jan. 20, 2014 to recognize and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Student Union and the Division of Student and Enrollment Services at the University of Washington Tacoma. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freedom to Learn: 60 Years after Brown v. Board of Education.â&#x20AC;? To recognize this important event in the civil rights movement, the landmark Supreme Court decision that desegregated public education, the organizing committee has invited Cheryl Brown Henderson to give the keynote address at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MLK Unity Breakfast. The MLK Unity Breakfast was established by the Black Student Union to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, and inspire members of the campus community to continue to work to make his vision of an equitable society a reality. The program recognizes students, faculty, and community members for outstanding service to the community through the Dream Awards which are presented during the program. The breakfast showcases area/student performers and is planned with a strong connection to a week of service opportunities and inclusion of area youth. This year the committee would like to showcase and display artwork from students at local schools as part of the celebration. Students who create art around the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy are invited to contribute pieces to be displayed during the event. Artwork could include paintings, drawings, poetry, collages etc. Artwork could also be put together as a class project. UW Tacoma would like to include the creative talents of the youth of the community as part of this celebration. For more information on contributing art to be showcased at the event, call (253) 692-4501 or e-mail mlkuwt@ Registration for the Unity Breakfast is now open at www. tacoma.uw.ed/mlk.

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the press for its dismal quality, styling eccentricities and overall lack of finesse, Corvette sales jumped in 1969, rising by more than 10,000 units to 38,762.

;(*64(,?*,,+:,40::0659,+<*;065.6(3 In 2008, a group of Green Ribbon Task Force volunteers created Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Climate Action Plan calling for community-wide emission reductions of 15 percent below 1990 levels by 2012. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability reports that as of 2012, Tacoma not only met but exceeded this goal. Community-wide emissions achieved an overall 16 percent reduction, with per person emissions down by 27 percent. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 emissions were calculated at 1.51 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comparable to 6,488 railcars of burned coal. The community-wide emissions measure includes landfilling at 2 percent of total emissions, building energy use at 40 percent and transportation at 58 percent. City staff attribute the community reduction to drops in building energy use, particularly industrial facilities and a significant decrease in how many miles people are driving. The City is doing its part to lead by example. Since 2008, when reduction efforts began receiving greater focus, the City organization has achieved a reduction of 7 percent. Municipal emissions include buildings, fleet, employee commutes, streetlights and traffic signals, waste and wastewater, and landfilling. The most significant municipal reductions came from fleet and wastewater treatment plant operations. Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability staff are quick to point out that this inventory doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t account for emissions associated with materials shipped here from elsewhere. Including Tacomanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consumption-based emissions would increase current emissions by an estimated 400 percent. 7,673,-697,(*,1<:;0*,(5+/,(305./63+-<5+9(0:,9-69>/0:;3,)36>,9: On Friday evening, Jan.10, People for Peace Justice & Healing will be having a fundraiser to help with the significant expense of bringing two whistleblowers from Washington, D.C. to Tacoma (including air fare, accommodations and extraordinarily reasonable honorarium â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not to mention venue rental and publicity). On Jan. 10, People for Peace Justice & Healing will put on an evening with: appetizers, wine, the option of watching some or all of the Robert Greenwald film â&#x20AC;&#x153;War on Whistleblowersâ&#x20AC;? (including popcorn), live local entertainment, including Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo, a gaming table (not gambling, but some sorts of games), door prizes, possibly a silent auction of political, peace and justice memorabilia from the closets and attics of aging-hippie activists, and last but not least, a good-time and communitybuilding party. The event will take place at Tacoma Urban League at South 27th and Yakima, 7:30 p.m. at a cost of $20 per person (more gladly accepted; no one turned away for lack of funds). Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/542076 Then, on Saturday evening, Feb. 8, former NSA Senior Executive turned NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, along with former ethics adviser to the Justice Department Jesselyn Radack who is also a whistleblower, will speak in Tacoma at the Washington State History Museum. Both Drake and Radack are featured in â&#x20AC;&#x153;War on Whistleblowers.â&#x20AC;? They will speak on: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Dangerous Act: Blowing the Whistle on Secrecy, Surveillance & National Securityâ&#x20AC;? The speech will take place at the History Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave, at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free. Seating is limited. Buy tickets at:

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Tacoma restaurant patrons help capture wanted sex offender By David Rose Correspondent

The recent arrest of unregistered sex offender Preston Richardson at a Pizza Hut restaurant in Tacoma is a perfect exam- DAVID ROSE ple of community members, the media, Crime Stoppers and police working together. Richardson was wanted by US Marshals for

a Federal Probation Violation and by the Washington Department of Corrections for a State Violation. He is a sex offender who is required to register for life due to a 2000 conviction for Rape of a Child 1st degree. His photo and a plea for help from the public to find him aired on Q13 FOX News at 10. The next day, several people recognized him in the Pizza Hut and called 1-800222-tips. The hotline operator immediately contacted Tacoma

Police who arrived on scene, took Richardson into custody and booked him into the Pierce County jail. He has a criminal history that includes assault, burglary and several thefts. The tipster will receive a cash reward for the information that led to the fugitiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capture. Sadly, Richardson is not the only unregistered sex offender wanted by the law right now. To see the rest, go to


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It was a simple image with a great impact. A member of Tacoma Elks Lodge #174 saw a photo of the Salvation Army kitchen with a single turkey to prepare for Thanksgiving. It certainly would not be enough. So the service club kicked into action and stocked the Salvation Army with 100 turkeys. But the giving didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end there. Christmas was coming and the shelves would soon be bare again if nothing were done. Elks members again sprang into action and delivered more than 500 pounds of ham on Christmas Eve, enough to last several months with some creative cooking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to all get used now,â&#x20AC;? Salvation Army Executive Director Brian Sonntag said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be serving that well into April.â&#x20AC;? The Salvation Army provides meals to 1,000 needy people a day, every day. While a bulk of the food and donations come in around the holidays, the holiday push between October and December has to last several months to keep up with year-round demand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People see the need and respond during the holidays, and we need to capitalize on that,â&#x20AC;? Sonntag said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the need is year-round, so we have to make everything last as long as we can. We get pretty dry in July and August.â&#x20AC;? That dry spell is helped by constant donations from businesses like Wilcox Farms, which donates pallets of fresh eggs, and day-old baked goods from Starbucks that come in steadily during the rest of the year. But the recent Elks donations come during a big push and was actually more than double what was expected. The lodge had asked for a grant from its national lodge and expected $1,000 but a $2,000 check arrived. That money was leveraged


Free classes offered for aspiring U.S. Citizens People will find help with becoming a U.S. citizen during free classes at Pierce County Libraries. Participants will prepare for the citizenship exam, and learn about American history, democracy, interviews and vocabulary. Registration is required. To sign up, contact Tacoma Community House, 1314 S. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St., in person, by phone: (253) 383-3951 or by email to Tacoma Community House offers help in Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. They will help people with completion of Application for Naturalization N-400, fee waiver information and class requirements, including registration, information session and English level testing. Citizenship classes at Pierce County Library will take place at Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd. S.W., on Saturdays from Jan. 11 to March 15, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and at the University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100, on Tuesdays from Jan. 7 to March 18. Locations and times will be announced later for sessions on the following dates: April 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 19, July 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sept. 11, and Sept. 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 11.

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to buy the ham from Sysco Food Service at a heavily discounted rate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ones to wave a flag saying â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;look at us and what we do,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Elks General Manager Ron Forest said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do this sort of thing all the time. This is what Elks do. We are not very good at telling our story.â&#x20AC;? Along with operating Allenmore Golf Course, the Elks offer a roster of community programs that range from youth and veterans programs to senior services and

drug awareness and prevention efforts. Tacoma Elks Lodge #174 has been an active part of Tacoma for 123 years, with a goal to support many community activities. This year alone the Tacoma Elks worked with other community agencies to give Christmas to more than 5,000 children, provided more than $60,000 in scholarships and the Elks have always been supporters of active duty and American military veterans.

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(T[YHRH[ -YLPNO[OV\ZL :X\HYL Amtrak wants to relocate its passenger service station a few blocks from the current facility along Puyallup Avenue to better connect to the Sounder station and other mass transportation options in the Dome District. Train operators are looking at making the shift to Freighthouse Square, which would undergo massive renovations if plans move forward. Thoughts of replacing the 104year-old Freighthouse Square with a glassed-in train facility has history buffs and residents upset about the loss of yet another icon of the city. Amtrak has said Freighthouse is the only feasible option to relocate the Amtrak offices, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understandable. But folks are upset about the loss of history in the name of progress, no matter how the current retail operation of the Square continues to struggle. If the debate about the now-gone Luzon building and the restored Murray Morgan bridge are any indication for things to come, Amtrak is in for a fight that could get ugly in 2014.

,HZ[ZPKLJVTT\UP[` JLU[LY[HSRZ Metro Parks Tacoma will be holding an open house next week, Jan. 8, to discuss a plan to build a new state-of-the-art community center on Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s east side. The neighborhood has suffered closures of schools, libraries and the Boys and Girls Club in recent years, effectively limiting the anchor facilities that generally define a neighborhood. Metro Parks Tacoma officials had announced in October that they were drafting a feasibility study for the new community center, which is being considered in response to concerns of neighborhood residents who have advocated for healthy, safe activities for local youth. The study aims to address service gaps and community needs in the areas of health and recreation activities, social gathering spaces and educational and cultural opportunities. It is planned for completion early next year. The study is a partnership between the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma Housing Authority and Tacoma Public Schools. Metro Parks Tacoma is also inviting residents to participate in a survey online here. The upcoming open house will be held on Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Avenue Community Center, located at 3513 Portland Ave., in Tacoma. Meeting topics include site and building design concepts, use program refinements and project finances.

;(4L_WHUKZ Another entry in the roster of big changes to the arts community comes in 2014 with the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art wing and collection taking shape at Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). Construction of the Olson Kundig-designed, 16,000-squarefoot wing has begun and will double the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gallery space, provide greater art experiences for visitors and increase the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role in downtown Tacoma. The $15 million wing doubles TAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit space just 10 years after the current museum opened. The expansion translates into a boost of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic impact by $1.5 million annually for a total of $5.9 million in tourism spending. The projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team also includes Murase Associates as the landscape architecture firm, Sellen Construction as the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s construction company and Bonewitz Project Leadership as project management. The project will create a lobby and gallery space. It will also include a new family interactive gallery, a sculpture hall and a visitor orientation room. The museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor plaza will be transformed with a canopy that will arch over both the existing museum and the new wing. Outdoors, public art installations will be woven into the areas surrounding

>HSRHIPSP[`HUK 7HJPMPJZJHWL The Pacific Avenue Streetscape has been troublesome for downtown businesses that have had to endure a sluggish economy and streets that were being torn up for the last three years to make downtown more user-friendly. The project included installation of right-of-way improvements in a 10-block area on Pacific Avenue from South 7th to South 17th streets that include eco-friendly stormwater control designs and improved pedestrian, bicycle, public transit and vehicle features. The street will have upgraded sidewalks, new curbs and curb ramps, improved landscaping and public art to attract more visitors by being more walkable. The work is largely done, but some nips and tucks will continue through the winter. Few places in the city receive the study, planning and construction like Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown, so it will be interesting to see how the changes in street design affect shopping patterns.

the museum. German industrialist billionaire Erivan Haub has ties to Tacoma, dating back to when he visited with his wife Helga in the 1950s. Three of his sons were born at Tacoma General Hospital. He has had business and family interests in the area ever since. The donated collection includes prominent 19th century artists who shaped our views of Native Americans, mountain men, cowboys and pristine American landscapes. Big names in the collection include George Catlin, John Mix Stanley, Thomas Moran and Frederic Remington. From the 20th century, the collection includes artists, such as E. Martin Hennings, Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe, Tom Lovell and John Clymer, who brought modern art movements west and who explored western history and American identity. The collection also includes many artists who are active and working today. Contemporary Native American artists William Acheff and Kevin Red Star take a fresh approach and portray American culture in a modern light, and pop artist Bill Schenck uses humor and satire to challenge long-held assumptions about the American West. Together, these collections will offer a comprehensive understanding of the Northwest region as part of the expanded history of the West. The exhibit will open in fall of 2014.

;:6ÂťZUL^KPYLJ[VY Tacoma Symphony Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent appointment of Sarah Ioannides as its next music director is big news for the city in several ways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her spectacular debut with the orchestra last February made a deep and lasting impression on the Board, orchestra and patrons,â&#x20AC;? stated TSO President Dick Ammerman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking forward to a fruitful partnership that will take the TSO to new heights of artistic vibrancy and community engagement.â&#x20AC;? Described by The New York Times as a conductor with â&#x20AC;&#x153;unquestionable strength and authority,â&#x20AC;? Ioannidesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dynamic presence has won praise from audiences and critics internationally with engagements spanning five continents. Her initial contract with the TSO spans a full five seasons, starting in 2014. She is already at work with TSO officials in planning her inaugural season, which is slated to open in the fall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The news of my appointment comes with great happiness to me,â&#x20AC;?

said Ioannides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I embrace my future in Tacoma with excited anticipation of changing times for orchestras. May we be part of the wave that brings music to more and more peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearts from all walks of life, and sustain the gifts of music through engaging live performances over the next decade.â&#x20AC;? The Australian-born, British conductor is a versatile musician. Her past studies include violin, viola, piano and French horn, as well as singing, recorder, saxophone and guitar. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from Oxford University, an Advanced Certificate in Conducting from the Guildhall School of Music in London, a Diploma in Conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied as a Fulbright scholar and a Masters in Orchestral Conducting from the Juilliard School of Music. Ioannides served as assistant conductor and production coordinator to Tan Dun for many multimedia performances worldwide.

;OLYPZLVM<>; University of Washington Tacoma is on the march as it adds programs, students and new facilities in currently vacant lots dotted around the campusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; master plan area. The latest slate of projects will expand the campus further up the hillside to include changes along Market Street with the Prairie Line trail connecting it to the rest of the city. Work on that will start in the summer. Other projects in the works include University Y, the product of a partnership between UWT and YMCA that will create a student services center that will also be open to other Y members; changes to the intersection of 17th Street and Broadway to improve pedestrian safety and changes to the building that houses the Swiss Hall that will be renovated for retail and office uses. One thing that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in the works is a building for student housing. Most of the current students commute to classes from outside downtown, and that trend is not likely to change enough to warrant dedicated student housing around campus.

*OHY[LYYL]PL^WYVJLZZ Tacoma is set to get a facelift on how it does business, with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charter set for review. The charter review process occurs every 10 years and has a group of residents combing over all the rules and regulations that govern city operations in an effort to be more efficient and effective. One issue that always seems to crop up is a change in city government from a city manager to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;strong mayorâ&#x20AC;? system in which a city administrator works as the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top employee. Many cities of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size have strong mayor systems, but the notion hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten much traction locally. The city last changed its charter in 2004 with policies that laid out how residents can recall elected officials as well as more streamlined requirements for initiatives and referendums. The city council is set to select the Charter Review Committee from the 52 applications submitted. Council members each appoint one representative from their district while the remaining are reviewed and appointed by the full council.


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Proposed Chehalis Dam Threatens Treaty Rights By Billy Frank, Jr. As removal of two fish-blocking dams on the Elwha River dams nears its end, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m scratching my head. Why is a proposal to build a brand new dam on the Chehalis River watershed in Lewis County receiving serious consideration? And why is the Quinault Indian Nation being left out of the discussion? There is no question that terrible flooding has occurred on the Chehalis during recent decades. Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives and homes have been damaged and destroyed. I-5 has been closed for days. But much of that damage has been caused by encouraging development in flood prone areas and by the unwillingness of shortsighted politicians to enact proper flood plain management systems. While a few entities have taken steps to restrict development in harmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way from flooding, others have not. Building more dams is not the answer. Condemning an entire ecosystem and subjecting everyone who lives in the basin to the long-term effects of a dam is not the best or the only way to fix the problem. I thought we had learned our lessons about dams by now. All over the country dams are being taken out to try to undo the damage they have done to critical natural processes. Time and again, dams have been proven to kill fish and destroy the natural functions of the watersheds after theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re built. We need to be looking forward when it comes to natural resources management. Building a flood control dam on the Chehalis is backwards thinking that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t contribute to sustainability

of our natural world. We need to do whatever we can to avoid damage before it is done. Flood control dams prevent the riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural floodplain from doing its job to help reduce the effects of flooding. While a dam may reduce how often floods occur, it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prevent the biggest, most damaging floods from happening. The Chehalis River basin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the second largest in the state â&#x20AC;&#x201C; already is heavily damaged. More than 1,000 failing and under-sized culverts block access to more than 1,500 miles of salmon spawning and rearing habitat. A huge network of poorly maintained logging roads is loading silt into the river and smothering salmon egg nests. At the same time, forest cover in the basin is quickly disappearing, reducing shade needed to keep stream temperatures low for salmon. A dam would only make things worse. The only thing it would be certain to do is harm salmon and steelhead at every stage of their life cycles and damage natural functions that are vital to every living thing in the Chehalis Basin. Unfortunately, the State of Washington refuses to recognize that as a co-manager with treatyreserved property rights to fish, hunt and gather in the Chehalis Basin, the Quinault Indian Nation must be directly engaged in government-togovernment discussions about flood control and measures to protect the health of the Chehalis Basin. It is painfully clear that the Quinaultâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treaty rights will suffer severely if a new dam is built. Yet the Chehalis Basin Flood Control Authority, which is due to make its recommendations on flood control measures this time

next year, flatly refused to even allow the Quinault Nation to sit at the table. Ongoing loss and damage of salmon habitat threatens tribal treaty rights. Through the tribal Treaty Rights at Risk initiative, we are asking the federal government to protect our rights and lead a more coordinated effort to recover and protect salmon in the region. One of our recommendations is a requirement that federal funding for state programs and projects be conditioned to ensure the efforts are consistent with state water quality standards and salmon recovery plan goals. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what should be done on the Chehalis. Preconditions should be established before allowing any federal funding to be spent to study or begin permit review processes. As a start, commitments must be made to fully protect the ability of the Quinault Nation to exercise its treaty protected rights by addressing harmful impacts on fish, wildlife and ecological processes. All governments in the Chehalis Basin must be required to ensure that future development in flood prone areas is not allowed. Federal agencies, the State of Washington and the Chehalis Flood Control Authority need to sit down with the Quinault Nation. Together, they need to address flooding issues while also meeting the needs of the natural resources and everyone in the Chehalis basin whose culture, food and livelihoods depend on those resources. Billy Frank Jr. is the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

The ethanol shuffle and other bad ideas By Don Brunell Have you heard of the Ethanol Shuffle? One step forward, two steps back. Actually, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a dance; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clean energy policy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a program our governor wants to emulate. Gov. Inslee recently signed a pact with California, Oregon and British Columbia pledging to support capand-trade, carbon taxes and lowcarbon fuel standards as part of his climate change agenda. Why should you care? Because you will be paying the bill. The governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own consultants estimate that his low-carbon fuel regulations will increase gasoline and diesel prices $.98 to $1.18 per gallon. Not surprisingly, that is complicating legislative efforts to increase our stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 37 cent/gallon fuel tax by 11.5 cents to fund transportation improvements. If both measures pass, Washington drivers could be paying $4.50 to $5.00 a gallon. California appears to be the model for Gov. Insleeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s climate change legislation. As it happens, that state has much to teach us â&#x20AC;&#x201C; namely, that low-carbon fuel standards are costly and unworkable. California is the only state in the nation with a low-carbon fuel standard. Enacted in 2007, the program seeks to reduce the amount of carbon emitted by gasoline and diesel by 10 percent by 2020. The technology to achieve that goal didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist in 2007, but because the limits took effect gradually,

bureaucrats presumed the technology would be available by the time it was needed. Unfortunately, that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen, and now Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refinery system is in turmoil â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and consumers are on tap to pay the price. This is what happened. For a couple of years, California refiners were able to comply with the regulations, either by blending Midwest ethanol in their fuel or by purchasing â&#x20AC;&#x153;creditsâ&#x20AC;? that benefit electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles. But, as Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s carbon limit became more severe, refiners could no longer comply using corn-based ethanol. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the Ethanol Shuffle comes in. Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rules give preference to Brazilian ethanol made from sugarcane, saying itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better than corn-based ethanol at reducing the carbon-content of gasoline. The Renewable Fuels Association finds that ruling puzzling considering that sugarcane farmers in Brazil burn their fields each year, releasing tons of greenhouse gas emissions, they ship most of their product to market in trucks, and Brazilian ethanol must be shipped almost 8,500 miles to the U.S. Still, to get maximum compliance credits, California refiners import Brazilian ethanol rather than use American ethanol. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a problem. Brazil needs ethanol for its own use, so the U.S. sends American ethanol to Brazil, while Brazil sends it

It all seemed so straight forward when voters approved Initiative 502 to legalize the recreational use of marijuana â&#x20AC;&#x201C; shops would open, the state would get taxes and the will of voters would be honored. Life is never that simple, however, especially when lawyers get involved. There are three prevailing theories local governments are following, which illustrates the potential legal paths ahead for a state law that violates federal law. Some cities, namely Seattle and Tacoma, have spent years researching the issues surrounding expanded marijuana use and have opted to zone and license retail pot operations much like any other commercial enterprise. The shops fall under the Washington State Liquor Control Board regulations and are seen by many cities as having at least tacit approval from the federal government. The Department of Justice issued a letter this summer that legally dodged the fears of federal raids and charges against cities for violating federal law, which still defines marijuana as an illegal drug. Many small cities declared moratoria on marijuana operations to study zoning rules and, frankly, to buy time until the legal cloud passes. Pierce County took a different read of the federal letter. The council overrode a veto by Executive Pat McCarthy when the split council voted to not allow pot businesses in unincorporated areas until the U.S. Congress passes legislation that no longer classifies marijuana as a federally controlled substance. That is not likely to happen anytime soon. That line of legal thinking puts the county on the hook for enforcing federal laws that the state does not and the state has the prevailing authority over the municipalities. Cities are granted authorities by the state, not the federal government, after all. The legal thought behind the ban of pot shops outside the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s urbanized areas is that allowing the sale of a federally declared narcotic would open the county to federal and civil lawsuits for violating the federal laws. Of course, the ban itself will open Pierce County up to legal action for violating state law and the will of its voters. But that is another story. Pierce County is an interesting case because areas that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want pot shops or grow operations within their borders could generally find ways through their own business licensing rules to make it difficult for shops to open. The county doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require a business license, and the state laws about pot shops donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t address ways for local governments to simply opt out. A hypothetical pot shop that opens in unincorporated areas could have a state business license and follow the rules outlined by I-502 and state regulators but still find itself in court for violating county code. Questions surrounding the legal standing of the code itself would certainly be defense against any county charges since the state didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give the authority to ban marijuana shops. Notice a pattern? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a legal circle where different governments are largely just opting out of making a decision on behalf of their residents and are using interpretations of the law to fit their goals rather than following the will of state voters, but even that has troubles. Clearly voter-approved laws must still be Constitutional. States canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just change their voting ages or outright ban abortion or reinstitute slavery or abandon minimum wage and safety standards even if voters approve them into law. The issue is where does the law of the land rest with the federal government and when does it rest with the state and local residents? The issue is more than 150 years old and legal minds still debate it. The above opinion represents the view of Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editorial board.

Letters to the Editor

sugarcane ethanol to us. The Ethanol Shuffle. Leaving aside the additional transportation costs, the Renewable Fuels Association estimates that the transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions of the Ethanol Shuffle are more than double the level they would be if each country used its own ethanol. But it gets worse. A study by the international Boston Consulting Group estimates that, by 2015, there wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be enough sugarcane ethanol or electric car credits available to allow refiners to meet Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever-lower carbon fuel standard. At that point, California refineries can either go out of business or sell their fuel outside the state, creating a fuel shortage in California that will drive up gas prices and reduce gas tax revenues to the state. As we consider our own environmental policies, we should remember two things. First, Washington is not California. Our problems are not as severe, so any benefits that result wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be worth the cost. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to import Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s draconian regulations or repeat their mistakes. And second, while ideals are good, policies must be tempered by common sense and an understanding of their true cost. Is that too much to ask?

Dear Editor, A local legend and wonderful friend of our northwest musical community was recently diagnosed and undergoing treatments for stage four Non-Hodgkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lymphoma cancer. If you are able to share this in any way to help us help his family, that would be awesome. To all my friends anywhere in the country, we have all been touched by something like this and our dear friend, and an incredible singer, Mitch Reems and his family could use a little help. Please go to any Wells Fargo branch in the country and make a donation to the Mitch Reems Donation Fund or online, right now, at Rich Wetzel Tacoma

Don Brunell is the president of the Association of Washington Business.


Dear Editor, The Puyallup Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s timely and generous donation to food banks will greatly help many people keep food on their tables during the holiday season. (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Spreading Cheer: Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donation Helps Those Who Need It Most,â&#x20AC;? Dec. 18, 2013) The need is even greater since the Nov. 1 cuts to the food stamp program (S.N.A.P.). Before those cuts, census data says this program kept 5 million out of poverty in 2012. It is estimated with the November cuts and proposed cuts currently in negotiation in Congress, that the demand on food banks will double (according to Feeding America). Children make up 47 percent of recipients. This is not the time to cut food stamps even more. This unnecessary situation of increased hunger in America can be reversed by active citizens voicing their opinions to elected leaders. Write, call, Tweet, email, Facebook to avert this potential tragedy. Willie Dickerson Snohomish









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Jan. 8 – Wilson @ Lincoln – 7 p.m. Rams and Abes are athletic and make defensive plays.


Jan. 8 – Lincoln @ Wilson – 7 p.m. Should be premier matchup in Narrows 3A girls race.


Jan. 10 – Gig Harbor @ Stadium – 7 p.m. Tigers look to stay on top early in Narrows 4A.


Jan. 11 – All-City Meet – 9 a.m. – Foss Stadium, Wilson, Foss, Lincoln, Mount Tahoma compete.


Foss rebounds from first loss


SHARPSHOOTER. Wilson’s Jamal Welch (23), pictured earlier this year against Mount Tahoma, scored 15 points and tallied eight rebounds in the Rams’ opener at the Franklin Tournament of Champions. By Jeremy Helling


STRONG OFFENSE. (Top) Lincoln guard Joy Failauga (right) races toward the hoop in the dominant win

over Federal Way. (Left) The Abes’ Tamia Braggs, who had a team-high 20 points, is fouled as she takes a shot. (Right) Junior guard Aaqila Turner puts up a one-handed shot.

By Derek Shuck


he Lincoln girls basketball team continued their perfect season on Dec. 27, rolling past the Federal Way Eagles in a 51-32 victory. Sophomore Tamia Braggs led the Abes (7-0, 1-0 3A Narrows) with 20 points, while junior Kiara Thomas contributed 13 points and 10 steals. The Abes’ defensive work definitely showed in the first quarter as they outscored Federal Way (2-3, 2-2 SPSL) 14-4. The quarter included a sevenpoint run for the Abes, in which they were able to shut the Eagles down for a little under six minutes. “From day one, we were like, ‘We have to defend, and we have to defend

as a unit,’” head coach Jamila Jones said of the team’s ability to lock Federal Way down. Federal Way was able to keep pace with Lincoln in the second quarter, but couldn’t make up the point difference, giving the Abes a 26-15 lead going into the half. Lincoln was able to keep Federal Way silent in the third until back-toback baskets from Amani Dunn gave the struggling Eagles some momentum. “As long as we play hard, we’ll be in any game,” Jones said of the Abes’ ability to battle through tough turnovers. With this mentality in mind, the Abes were able to hold the lead going into the fourth, leading the Eagles 35-26. The Abes defense showed up big in the final quarter, only allowing six more points from the Eagles. Opening

up the quarter with a 10-point run, the Abes made it clear that they were still in control of the game. The run was highlighted by junior Joy Failauga scoring the only three-pointer of the night, eliciting a huge cheer from the crowd. The Abes continued their defensive dominance until the end of the game, taking away driving lanes and tightly guarding the key, securing the 51-32 victory. “Defense wins big games,” Jones said. “That’s what we work on every day, sharing the responsibility of playing defense and helping out our teammates.” Federal Way was led by Dunn’s 10 points, while Kayla Smith scored six points for the Eagles. The Abes next host Foss on Jan. 3 as they return to Narrows 3A action.

If Wilson wants to reach their postseason goals this year – and it certainly looks like they’re capable – then they will need to come through in the clutch against tough teams. And they certainly did that at the Franklin Tournament of Champions, winning all three of their games to take the title on Dec. 26-28 at Franklin High School. “It’s a battle,” said Wilson head coach Dave Alwert. “That’s what we want to be, is battle-ready for state. That’s ultimately what we want to do…playing on the big stages against the best of the best. We’ll play anybody this year.” The Rams got off to a good start, using a late run to coast to a 62-44 win over Union in their opener on Dec. 26. Union’s Skillful Davis, Jr. had cut the Rams’ lead to 31-29 with a three-pointer midway through the third quarter, but Wilson responded to outscore the Titans 26-7 over the next eight minutes. The Rams’ Jamal Welch – who finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and four steals – capped a 12-0 run with a steal and layup, giving Wilson a commanding 57-36 lead with 3:15 left in the game. “I’m proud of their effort,” Alwert said. “They really worked hard. Defensively, when you throw waves and waves and waves of athletes at people it’s pretty tough.” Welch helped the Rams grab an 18-9 lead heading into the second quarter with nine points in the first period. Sophomore forward Alphonso Anderson also began to dominate in the paint for the Rams, getting Titans’ forwards Isaiah Robinson and Spencer Martin in foul trouble. Anderson finished with 13 points and nine rebounds for the Rams. But Union guard Micah Paulson scored 11 of his team-high 16 points in the first half to help the Titans stay within 28-20 at the break. Davis and Derrick Derryberry nailed three-pointers early in the third quarter, and Davis’ three midway through the third created the narrowest deficit since the Titans trailed 8-7 midway through the first quarter. But the Rams responded with a 9-0 run in just over two minutes, as Ivy Smith, Jr. – who finished with a game-high 17 points on 6-for-12 X See BASKETBALL / page A9


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BALANCED ATTACK. (Left) Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trevion Brown tries to get past Bellarmine Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rex Bodoia in the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; big win. (Right) The Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Justice Martion (right) finishes a one-handed dunk and is fouled by the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dan Joyce. By Jeremy Helling

Lincoln is continuing to embrace an unselfish attitude early in the season, and remains unbeaten as a result. Justice Martion scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and Trevion Brown took over in the second half to score 13 of his game-high 16 points as the Abes won the Bellarmine Holiday Classic with a 62-48 victory over Bellarmine Prep on Dec. 28. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When our guys have the great attitudes they had tonight and give a good effort, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be tough to beat,â&#x20AC;? said Lincoln head coach Aubrey Shelton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They played really hard.â&#x20AC;?

Martion dominated in the paint early, emphasizing the effort by taking a behind-theback pass from Brown, slamming a dunk while being fouled, and converting the free throw to tie it 15-15 with 5:36 until halftime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t intended for me,â&#x20AC;? Martion said of the pass. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just went and got it. The opportunity presented itself so I just took it.â&#x20AC;? Lions guard Carson Hollyoak drained a three-pointer to give the Lions a 20-18 lead with 2:37 until the break, but it would be their final lead of the game. Isaiah Smalls answered with a layup at the other end, beginning a 14-0 run for the Abes

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that would stretch until early in the second half. Martion hit a turnaround jumper at the buzzer to give Lincoln a 25-20 lead at the break. The Lions, meanwhile, struggled with fouls and turnovers all night, as star guard Marâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;kese Jackson had nailed two threepointers in the first quarter before being relegated to the bench for much of the game with foul trouble. He later fouled out with 5:28 to go in the game and finished with eight points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They did a good job of not letting us do what we wanted to do,â&#x20AC;? said Bellarmine Prep head coach Bernie Salazar of Lincoln. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re capable of doing that.â&#x20AC;? Freshman Londrell Hamilton


put the Abes up 32-20 with a pull-up jumper two minutes into the third quarter, but Lions sophomore Malachi Flynn answered with a three-pointer at the 5:24 mark â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first points in over five minutes. Flynn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished with a team-high 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pulled Bellarmine within 40-33 with a jumper at the start of the fourth quarter. Lincoln then delivered their final blow, as Cameron Collins started a 17-4 run over the next four minutes with a rebound and put-back, and Brown capped the stretch with back-to-back three-pointers. Collins finished with 13 points and nine rebounds, and Josiah Barsh added nine points,

five rebounds and two steals for the Abes. Will Wolf added 10 points in the paint for the Lions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have that one main guy,â&#x20AC;? Martion said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone is versatile on this team. We can all do different thingsâ&#x20AC;Śif we can work together as a team and fight together as a family, anything is possible.â&#x20AC;? The Abes, sitting at 8-0 overall, were set to return to league play with a showdown at Foss on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. They face another tough matchup when they host Wilson on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. Bellarmine Prep hosts Mount Tahoma on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m., travels to take on Central Kitsap on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. and hosts Olympia on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.



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47-30 rebound advantage over the Cougars, outscoring them 13-3 in second-chance points. TCC was set to take on LinnBenton in the consolation finals on Dec. 30, and will travel to take on Grays Harbor on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

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As has widely been reported, Lincoln head football coach Jon Kitna reached a deal on Christmas Eve to return to the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, the team he last played for in 2011. Kitna suited up for the Cowboys and served as the backup to starter Kyle Orton on Dec. 29, a season-ending 24-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The game set up as a winner-to-the-playoffs matchup. Kitna, who has compiled a 13-7 record as the head coach of the Abes in two years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; reaching the playoffs both seasons â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will donate his entire $53,000 paycheck he earned with the Cowboys back to Lincoln High School. The deal to return to the NFL came about after Cowboys starter Tony Romo was injured in a win over the Washington Redskins on Dec. 22. Kitna, who was still familiar with Dallasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; system and personnel, inquired Cowboys management via text about a possible return. The deal was reported as official on Christmas day. In over 14 years in the NFL from 1997-2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his first four years coming with the Seattle Seahawks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kitna completed 2,677 of 4,442 pass attempts for 29,745 yards and 169 touchdowns.

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After winning the Greater Puget Sound Youth Football League title on Dec. 3, five players from the Tacoma Lions eighth-grade football team will take part in the Football University National Championship Final Four as members of Team Washington on Jan. 3-5 in San Antonio, Texas. Lions players Malik Putney, Josh Hanigan, Dalton Vasquez, Ian McDougal and Ezekiel Sayavong will compete as members of the team after their squad won four qualifying matchups after their youth season. Team Washington earned the trip to Texas starting with a resounding 60-15 win over Team Oregon on Dec. 7 at Eastside Catholic High School. The following day, they edged Team Idaho 26-16 to advance to the



)(*2(.(05 Lincoln head football coach Jon Kitna suited up as the backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 29 after reaching a deal a few days prior to return to the team.

next round. They traveled to Sacramento, Calif. the following weekend, and captured a 34-6 victory over Team Utah in their opener and defeated Team California (Orange County) 28-14 to advance to the Final Four. The youth championship is held in San Antonio as part of a weekend that also includes the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, a game that features some of the top high school seniors that likely will be playing at the next level. The seventh-grade team from Washington also advanced to the Final Four.


Franklin Pierce High School grad and 27-year-old mixed martial arts star Miesha Tate fell short in her quest to claim the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bantamweight title on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, as she was submitted

by archrival and reigning champion Ronda Rousey by armbar in the third round. It was the latest chapter in the fierce rivalry between the two fighters, who were featured as opposing coaches in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ultimate Fighterâ&#x20AC;? reality series in the fall. Tate was looking to avenge a loss to Rousey in March 2012 that left Tate with a gruesome arm injury and vigorous months of rehab. The loss leaves Tate with a 13-5 overall record in her professional career.


After a resounding loss in their opener at the Clackamas Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28, the Tacoma Community College menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team responded with a win the following day to reach the consolation finals. The Titans fell 102-73 to Yaki-

ma Valley in their opener, as the Yaks surged out to a 54-31 lead by halftime and shot 61 percent from the field in the game. But three Titans managed to score in double figures, as Anthony Harper had team highs with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Terrell Lewis was 6-for-12 from three-point range and tallied 18 points. Marquis Blackwell also had 18 points for TCC and added eight rebounds. Juawnn Springfield had a game-high 22 points for Yakima Valley. TCC responded with a 65-57 win over Clackamas on Dec. 29 despite shooting just 34 percent from the field. Lewis led the way for the Titans with 18 points, while Isaiah Flynn added 13 points, Blackwell had 10 points and nine rebounds and Harper had seven points and a team-high 11 rebounds. In all, the Titans held a

The Tacoma Community College womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team fell in their first two contests at the Lower Columbia Holiday Classic on Dec. 27-28 to be eliminated. The Titans fell 72-45 to North Idaho on Dec. 27, as 24 turnovers on offense helped their demise. Alexus Grant had a team-high 11 points while tying for a team-high of seven rebounds with Tyanna Barton, who added 10 points and five steals. TCC fell 50-42 to Yakima Valley the following day, struggling offensively to shoot just 27 percent from the field. Tyanna Barton led the way by going 4-for-7 from the field for a team-high 11 points while adding a team-high 14 rebounds. Naomi Brown added 10 points for TCC, while Jessi Williamson had seven points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. In the losing effort, the Titansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense limited the Yaks to just 27 percent shooting from the field. The Titans return to action when they travel to Grays Harbor on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.

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The Pacific Lutheran womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team fell 63-52 to Transylvania in their opener at the Scottsdale Shootout in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Dec. 29. The Titans shot just 31 percent from the field in the game, as Shelly Kilcup led the way with 14 points while Sarah Barnes added 11 points for PLU. The Lutes jumped out to a 20-8 lead and led 30-27 at the half, but struggled in the second period to be outscored 36-22. PLU held a 57-38 rebounding advantage over Transylvania, but committed 29 turnovers and 23 fouls, as the Pioneers sank 22 of 30 free throws. The loss dropped the Lutes to 3-5 overall on the year, as they faced Concordia on Dec. 30 in the consolation bracket. They were set to begin NWC play by hosting George Fox on Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. and Lewis & Clark on Jan. 4 at 6 p.m.



or many, the New Year provides a reason to examine the changes we would like to make for a healthier life. This January will be no different for the many Americans who will think about improving their diet. Focusing on fiber intake is one important and easy modification to consider. Research has shown that fiber has a wide range of health benefits, but Americans struggle with getting their daily dose. The FDA recommends consuming 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day, but less than 3 percent of Americans actually do so. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution time, most people focus on foods they should avoid to make their diets more healthful,â&#x20AC;? says registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner, brand ambassador for Sunsweet Growers Inc., the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest handler of dried fruits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love talking to people about adding fiber to the diet because it flips the typical healthy eating resolution on its head. Instead of focusing on what you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about selecting those better-foryou foods like prunes and prune juice to add into the diet. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a more positive way of looking at

health.â&#x20AC;? People typically associate fiber with digestive health, and fiber does play a critical role in regulating digestion. In addition to digestive health, the benefits of fiber include: Â&#x2021;+HOSLQJWRNHHS\RXIHHOLQJIXOOHU  ORQJHUZKLFKFDQDLGLQZHLJKW PDQDJHPHQW Â&#x2021;/RZHULQJFKROHVWHUROVSHFLILFDOO\ ZLWKVROXEOHILEHUIRXQGLQIRRGV OLNHDSSOHVRDWVDQGEHDQV Â&#x2021;5HGXFLQJWKHULVNRIGHYHORSLQJ KHDUWGLVHDVHDQGGLDEHWHV According to Blatner, adding fiber into the diet can be easy and flavorful with just a little planning. Ideally, she recommends choosing foods with natural fiber rather than overly processed foods with added fiber. Natural fiber sources give you the added bonus of vitamins, minerals and healthy phytochemicals. Here are Blatnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five quick tips to increase natural fiber intake this New Year: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Veggify.â&#x20AC;? Add vegetables to your omelets, sandwiches, pizza and pasta. Add veggies dipped in lowfat dressing at lunch and start dinner with a little garden salad with chopped prunes for extra flavor.

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Foss overcame a tough, controversial ending to their opener at the Franklin Tournament of Champions, rebounding to win their next two contests and take fifth place. The Falcons fell 81-79 to Cleveland in the final seconds in their opener on Dec. 26, as the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kai Greene â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who scored a

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game-high 40 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sank two free throws with a second remaining after Foss was called for a questionable foul. Arâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Mond Davis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who led Foss with 21 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; had a look at a game-winning three-pointer with five seconds left, but it clanked off the rim. Greene came down with the rebound and ran into the Falconsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Simon McCann, who was whistled for the foul. Olashawan Miller, who added 20 points on 7-for-14 shooting, had given Foss a 79-77 lead with a jumper at the free throw line with 33 seconds left, but Greene had tied it with two free throws with 12 seconds remaining. Greene finished by going 10-for-17 from the field, 4-for-6 from three-point range and 16-for-17 from the free-throw line. The back-and-forth tempo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the game featured 16 lead changes in all â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was established from the start, as Greeneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-pointer tied it 19-19 at the end of the first quarter. But the Falcons went on a 15-6 run over the next five minutes, as Sam Dabalos-McMahon nailed a three-pointer and Davis followed with a pull-up jumper in the lane to make it 34-25. Jewels Sanders and Greene quickly responded with three-

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Mark your calendars 2014 looks to be a big year for live music fans By Ernest A. Jasmin


n 2013, Lady Gaga rocked the Tacoma Dome, Black Sabbath proved they still had it at the Gorge, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Pearl Jam delivered epic homecoming sets at KeyArena. Yet another great concert year is in the books. And while many of the most highly anticipated shows of this new year have yet to be announced, there are already a bunch of dates you should be circling on your calendar, starting with these 10.


INDIGO GIRLS s 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Pantages Theater The Grammy-winning folk-rock duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will headline Tacoma’s first big concert of 2014, an intimate evening that will span their 25-year, 14-album career. Supporting act Lucy Wainwright Roche will return for the second time this season after she opening for her brother, Rufus, in October. Tickets are on sale with prices ranging from $26 to $72. Learn more at PHOTO COURTESY OF BROADWAY CENTER

century’s most influential singers and songwriters deliver all his greatest Motown hits, everything from “Cruisin’” to “Quiet Storm.” Tickets are $50 to $100, and you’ve got to be 21 or older to attend;


MERLE HAGGARD s 8 p.m. March 1, Emerald Queen Casino He pioneered some of the Bakersfield sound in the ‘60s, went “outlaw” in the ‘70s and few have left their mark on country music quite like one Merle Ronald Haggard. The legendary singer-songwriter will drop by the EQ to deliver such timeless classics as “Mama Tried,” “Workin’ Man Blues” and “Okie From Muskogee.” Tickets are $35 to $70, and this is a 21 and older show;


GEORGE STRAIT s 7:30 p.m. April 12, Tacoma Dome Expect to get your money’s worth from the King of Country’s new Cowboy Rides Away tour. The last show Strait brought to town was a four and a half hour country marathon, supported by Reba McIntire and Lee Ann Womack, a couple of gals used to doing the headlining. This time he’ll have Chris Young warm up before he runs through 30-plus years of hits. We’ll hear “The Chair,” maybe some “High Tone Woman.” And judging by the tour’s title, we have a pretty good guess what he’ll either start or end with. Tickets are $76.50 to $98.50, but as of the deadline for this preview they were nearly gone;





JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE s Jan. 17, KeyArena Sadly, JT isn’t coming back to the Tacoma Dome where he headlined the last time he swung through these parts, way back in 2007. But, hey, who can stay mad at the guy, between his smooth crooning, easy charm and all those hilarious “Saturday Night Live” appearances? This time around, he’s promoting the two “The 20/20 Experience” albums he dropped last year, which collectively earned him seven Grammy nominations. Tickets are going for $45 to $175. But better hurry up since they’re almost gone; SIR MIX-A-LOT s 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Jazzbones Macklemore fans saw the Godfather of Northwest hip-hop open for his heir apparent during a sold-out show at KeyArena last month; and now his own faithful get to witness his swassness up close within the cozy confines of Jazzbones. Yeah, yeah, we know you want to hear that one song you and your drunk girlfriends always do at karaoke. But we’re more excited to hear “Posse on Broadway,” which quietly turned 25 last year. Oh, and we want to hear “My Hooptie,” which contains the single greatest verse in the Godfather of Northwest hip-hop’s entire catalog; you know, the one where he goes out in scary, 1980s Tacoma. Ah, memories. Tickets are $15, and you must be 21 or older to get in;


MILEY CYRUS s 7 p.m. Feb. 16, Tacoma Dome Last time Miley Cyrus headlined the Dome in 2009 she was just starting to shed the wholesome image she had as the kid star of Disney’s “Hannah Montana.” These days it’s hard to believe we’re talking about the same person, between her uncontrollable twerk reflex and a penchant for swinging, butt naked, on demolition equipment. Almost lost in the hype surrounding her cheesy antics is “Bangerz,” one of the most critically acclaimed pop albums of 2013. Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira will add support for this 7 p.m. show. Tickets are going for $41.50 to $91.50;


PINK MARTINI s 7:30 p.m. April 18, Pantages Theater Portland’s world-famous “little orchestra” is sure to be one of Broadway Center’s hottest tickets this spring. The band’s sound is a loungefriendly blend of world music, classical, jazz and baroque pop, as most recently showcased on its September album release, “Get Happy.” Tickets are $48 to $94; PHOTO BY HOLLY ANDRES SASQUATCH FESTIVAL s May 23 to 25 and July 4 to 6, Gorge Amphitheatre Is it just us or have Sasquatch organizers gotten a little cocky? For starters, you could buy a decent laptop for what it costs to attend the entire festival, which has served as the unofficial kickoff to the summer concert season since 2002. And, in recent years, those costly festival passes have gone on sale months before the lineups were even announced. Yet, they sold out in 90 minutes last year, prompting organizers to cash in with not one but two Sasquatch PHOTO BY ERNEST JASMIN festivals this year, a second added for Fourth of July weekend. Three-day passes are on sale for $325, or you can drop a whopping $550 to get the full two-weekend pass. Expect the lineups to be announced next month;



SMOKEY ROBINSON s 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Emerald Queen Casino The Motown legend was originally scheduled to headline the Emerald Queen’s I-5 showroom on Jan. 18. But word on the street is he ditched that date to sing at some lady’s birthday party in Washington, D.C. Think her name is Michelle. Still, it should be well worth the additional wait to see one of the 20th

LADY GAGA REDUX s 7:30 p.m. May 28, KeyArena A spooky, gothic castle. A giant, tentacled piranha beast. A woman turning into a motorcycle, Transformer style. These are but a few of the weird wonders fans witnessed when Gaga played the Tacoma Dome, last January and in 2009. So how will she top all that spectacle on her artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour? Tickets are going for $85 to $200; PHOTO BY ROCKY ROSS



SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL “SHOUT! The Mod Musical” travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Cilla Black were independent women with major careers, English and American women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. “SHOUT! The Mod Musical” (and its all-female cast) reflects that through the unforgettable music of the time. Songs include “Don’t Sleep in the Subway,” “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” “To Sir, With Love,” “Downtown” and more great hits from the 1960s. Age Rating: PG. Opens Jan. 17 at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, but be sure and attend TMP’s “Behind the Curtain!” about the show on Jan. 12, 7 p.m. Visit

LAKEWOOD’S ‘VIRGINIA WOOLF’ Another exciting theatrical experience awaits audiences at Lakewood Playhouse when the Edward Albee classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” open on Jan. 10. George and Martha face off as one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples in this hilarious and provocative masterpiece. They are joined by an unwitting young couple invited over for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire. Due to very mature content, parental guidance suggested. Get tickets at www.

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offers activities that enhance development of the young child’s intellectual and physical abilities. In class, the child learns basic creative dance movements related to songs and stories, as well as the use of simple musical instruments and props. Ballet Bees will kindle the child’s intellect, instill self-confidence, awaken the imagination, nurture creative self-expression, yield significant progress in the attainment of physical coordination, promote an accomplished joyful sense of self, while having fun with Mommy. Classes begin the week of Jan. 6. Learn more by calling (253) 272-4219 or at

FOUR ‘AWAKE AND SING’ Clifford Odets’ play about the multi-generational Berger family, living in a tenement five flights up, resonates today with its implicit and overt warnings against the dangers of capitalism without conscience. “Awake and sing, ye who dwell in the dust” spoke the prophet Isaiah, and in the Bronx, New York City, 1935, young playwright Odets invoked the phrase in his

play, “Awake and Sing,” as a rallying cry for a downtrodden working-class Jewish family, struggling to find dignity, purpose, and a little sunlight in a cold, have-vs-have-not society. Plays Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. at Studio 3, 9th and Broadway. Part of Tacoma Free for All. Learn more at

FIVE CRAIG GASS Craig Gass will make you laugh, weep, and gasp at his stand-up and impressionist comedy. Starting his career on the grueling, bumpy comedy circuit road, Gass’ unrivaled ability to not only imitate – but inhabit – celebrities earned him a spot on the Howard Stern Show. There he blew listener minds with his uncanny impressions of notorious personalities like Christopher Walken, Gene Simmons, Gilbert Gottfried, Tracy Morgan, Al Pacino and more. This led to successful guest spots on hit shows like King of Queens, Sex and the City and Family Guy. See him perform live Jan. 18 at the Pantages Theater, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at



THE BEST OF 2013 in albums, EPs and singles "Y 3EAN #ONTRIS


acoma Weekly contributing music writer Sean Contris has put together lists of his personal favorite albums, EPs and songs for 2013. Read on, and you just might discover a new band to love. Got feedback or comments? E-mail the writer directly at scontris@

TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2013 100: The Marshal Mathers LP 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eminem

99: Artpop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lady Gaga 98: Beautiful Rewind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Four Tet 97: Apocalypse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thundercat 96: Fresh Roses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; D/P/I 95: The Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gambit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ka 94: MGMT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MGMT 93: Woman â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rhye 92: Paracosam â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Washed Out 91: Matangi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; M.I.A 90: Abandon All Life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nails 89: Midcity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Clipping 88: Trap Lord â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A$ap Ferg 87: Make Out Vol. 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Make Out 86: The Next Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David Bowie 85: Präparat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Boris 84: Out of View â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The History of Apple Pie 83: Silence Yourself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Savages 82: Night Time, My Time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sky Ferreira 81: Ensemble Pearl â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ensemble Pearl 80: My Name is My Name â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pusha T 79: Psychic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Darkside 78: One of Us is the Killer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Dillinger Escape Plan 77: Hospital Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hospital Sports 76: Days Are Gone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Haim 75: Overgrown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; James Blake 74: Holy Fire â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Foals 73: Push The Sky Away â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 72: Until The Winds Stop Blowing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Clouds Collide 71: Tempest â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lycus 70: How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Future of The Left 69: Obsidian â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Baths 68: Clash The Truth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beach Fossils

67: Anxiety â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Autre Ne Veut 66: Feast of Love â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pity Sex 65: Bill Callahan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DREAM RIVER 64: Innocence Is Kinky â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jenny Hval 63: Abandon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pharmakon 62: Double Cup â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ Rashad 61: The Eulogy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cakes Da Killa 60: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Foxygen 59: Doris â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Earl Sweatshirt 58: Slow Warm Death â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Slow Warm Death 57: Reflektor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Arcade Fire 56: Lung â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Little Women 55: Loud City Song â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Julia Holter 54: An Autobiography â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Old Gray 53: AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Arctic Monkeys 52: Honeys â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pissed Jeans 51: The Redeemer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dean Blunt 50: The Electric Lady â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Janelle Monae 49: N V N V N V â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dreamdecay 48: The Bones of What You Believe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CHVRCHES 47: Random Access Memories â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Daft Punk 46: Walkin on Pretty Daze â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kurt Vile 45: A History of Everyone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bill Orcutt 44: Life Cycle of a Massive Star â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Roly Porter 43: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Nothing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ice Age 42: Excavation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Haxan Cloak 41: New History Warfare Vol. 3 To See More Light â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Colin Stetson 40: Nothing Was The Same â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Drake 39: Melt Yourself Down â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Melt Yourself Down 38: Settle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Disclosure 37: Government Plates â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Death Grips 36: Light Up Gold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Parquet Courts 35: Run The Jewels â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Run The Jewels 34: The Man Who Died In His Boat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Grouper 33: â&#x20AC;ŚLike Clockwork â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Queens of the Stone Age 32: Yours Truly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ariana Grande 31: Immunity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jon Hopkins 30: The 20/20 Experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Justin Timberlake 29: Pure Herione â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lorde 28: Black Sands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gorguts 27: Das Tor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Paysage Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hiver 26: MBV â&#x20AC;&#x201C; My Bloody Valentine 25: LongLiveA$ap â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A$ap Rocky 24: Virgins â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tim Hecker 23: I See Seaweed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Drones

22: Trouble Will Find Me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The National 21: Beyonce â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beyonce 20: Twelve Reasons To Die â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ghostface Killah & Adriane Young 19: Old â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Danny Brown 18: Eureka â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kinoto Teikoku 17: Women & Children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Author & Punisher 16: R Plus Seven â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oneotrix Point Never 15: Pearl Mystic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hookworms 14: Muchacho â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Phosphorecent 13: Whenever, If Ever â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The World Is a Beautiful Place & Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m No Longer Afraid To Die 12: Yeezus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kanye West 11: Teethed Glory & Injury â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Altar of Plagues 10: Things That Happen At Day/ Things That Happen At Night â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Milo 9: Modern Vampires of The City â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vampire Weekend 8: Acid Rap â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chance The Rapper 7: Exit! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fire! Orchestra 6: Fetch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Melt-Banana 5: Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Candy Claws 4: BetteroffDEAD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Flatbush Zombies 3: Demos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jai Paul 2: Shaking The Habitual â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Knife 1: Sunbather â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Deafheaven

TOP 10 EPS OF 2013 10: The Love Club â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lorde

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t the very edge of Pacific Avenue, across from Fireman’s Park, sits a lovely rectangular building with an eye-grabbing orange door. Now, I imagine not many people are going for a walk downtown these days – with all the construction and massive, mountainous hills, downtown Tacoma is becoming less and less pedestrian friendly. So I wouldn’t blame you if you told me that you have never laid eyes on this building before, but I’ll tell you why this odd building will become one of your favorite places in the entire city. The Orange Door is perhaps the most authentic Vietnamese dining experience that Tacoma has to offer. Owned by Toan Pham, the Orange Door has been open for a little over two and a half years and will be celebrating its third year in business come next June. The key staff of the Orange Door consists of primary cook Noi Phongsy (or as many have come to call her, Momma), fellow cook and artist Jefferson Wright, and, of course, owner and host Toan Pham. Each member of the staff is unique and fascinating in their own ways. Momma may be one of the most entertaining people that I have ever met at a restaurant and she is a woman that you simply have to meet for yourself. The Orange Door serves traditional Vietnamese cuisine made with passion and heart by the two incredibly gifted cooks. In the words of Wright, a family member would make this authentic Vietnamese food, before microwaves and before quickly made meals. This is food that feels meticulously crafted by family members that you would see for special occasions or on the weekend at a celebration. The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients when preparing meals and the taste is all the more astonishing for it. Seriously, comparing this place to any run of the mill Vietnamese restaurants is simply unfair; it’s like comparing The Godfather to Micky Blue Eyes. The Orange Door menu makes the rounds of varied and unique dishes, including a large list of pho options, and if you are willing to trust me here, I can tell you that the fresh, never frozen, handmade dumplings are nothing short of a mini miracle. In addition to a lengthy menu that begs to be explored, the Orange Door is the one and only Vietnamese restaurant in all of Tacoma with a full service bar, and with closing hours of 3 a.m. I can promise you are going to want to spend a lot of time here. And really, where else can you go to satisfy that 1:00 a.m. craving for pho? Sean Contris is a student at Tacoma Community College. Oftentimes he comes too close to embodying the classical, and oftentimes stereotypical, persona of a young male writer. Sean enjoys listening to a wide range of music and locking himself in his room to read sad Russian novels. Also, be sure and check out his “Band of the Week” features at (type “Band of the Week” in the search field).

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n July, up-and-coming Tacoma power-pop trio Trees and Timber released its debut EP, “Electric Gypsy Lovechild,” a breezy, five-song collection overseen by Dick Rossetti, a guy many will recall from his days on air with rock station KNDD-FM (107.7, The End). The trio – singer-guitarist Joe Baker, bassist Gwen Lewandoski and drummer Paul Rybicki – is now busy plotting its full-length follow up. It previewed new cuts earlier this week at Tacoma’s First Night celebration. Next up for T and T is the band’s first stop at the most legendary of Tacoma dives, Bob’s Java Jive, which the band will headline on Jan. 11. In anticipation of that gig, we caught up with the couple at the core of one of Tacoma’s most promising bands to see what they’ve got cooking for the new year. Tacoma Weekly: So what is the significance of the name Trees and Timber? Baker: There really isn’t any significance to it. It was just a (phrase) we saw on a sign. We kind of like the fact that people misinterpret it all the time. People think we’re a folk band or something. We’re actually a lot louder than you’d expect from a band called Trees and Timber. TW: When and how did you get started? Baker: I was in a band and it kind of fell apart. But one of the guys in the band had some free studio time. … So we ended up going in to record a song that Gwen and I had been working on, the first song that she and I had written together. That was, basically, with the guys from the old band. From there, we really liked writing songs together, so we kind of stuck with it, and over the course of that year (2011) we ended up with a drummer. We had a keyboard player for a while. We had this giant organ we would cart around to shows. It was a big Hammond organ. … But we went down to a three-piece, and we kind of liked the way it sounded as a power-pop trio. TW: Your sound falls under the umbrella of powerpop. But how would you describe what you do? Baker: It’s a little more aggressive, I think. ‘Cause we’re doing kind of an old style pop songs, where all the songs are really short, really melodic, and they kind of shoot by in about two or three minutes. But we play them kind of hard, you know. We like to put the rock in there without pulling away from the pop. TW: You’ve got a five-song EP that I’ve heard. What are you working on now? Baker: We’re kind of shooting for the spring (for) a full-length. The EP, we just kind of ended up doing that because somebody offered to pay for it, and Dick offered to produce it for us, which was really cool. That was just two days in the studio, and now we’re gonna spend a little more time working on it. TW: Where did you record that first one? Baker: Earwig Studios up in Seattle. TW: What’s the Dick Rossetti connection? How did you end up hooking up with that guy? Lewandoski: Dick booked us with his band, the Jilly Rizzo, at the Frontier. We kind of knew each other, but not very well at that point. We played a show with them last October, about a year ago ... and he kind of took us under his wing. TW: You guys are dating but also collaborating in a


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band, which can be a great thing but also fraught with peril. Is there an up side and a down side? Lewandoski: We’ve been together 10 years now, just about. So there’s no real holding back. Me and him both write the songs; mostly him, but I do write some as well. And I feel like we can be pretty honest with each other, which is a pretty important thing when it comes to writing songs. TW: So you’re well past the tentative honeymoon phase. Lewandoski: Oh, hell yes. We’re past that. TW: What are your favorite rooms around the region? Where did you hone your chops or where have you had some of your most magical shows? Lewandoski: Well, we played the Girl Trouble Christmas show a couple weeks ago with the Dignitaries. … We really like playing at the Skylark. We’ll play anywhere. We played over in Yakima with Dick Rossetti, which was a lot of fun. We’re playing First Night. We’ve played a lot at the Frontier, and we like that place. Baker: Some of the best are the dive bars that we have no idea about. You go up there and you end up with a crowd of drunken people who aren’t even there to see a show, and they end up being the most enthusiastic, fun crowds that we ever play to. TW: On the 11th you’re playing the Java Jive, which definitely fits the concept of dive – though it’s a legendary dive. Have you played the Jive before? Lewandoski: No, we have have not. TW: Do you have anything special planned? Lewandoski: I don’t know if we have anything special planned, but we’re excited to have Red Jacket Mine

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MONDAY, JAN. 6 LOUIE G’S: The Approach, The Hooky’s, Valley Green (reggae) 8 p.m., $10, AA


THINK PINK. Pink Bead is Shane “Inshane” Plumley, Eric “Squirrly

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he Tacoma hiphop trio Pink Bead started out as a booze-based joke. “I was in a metal band before that, and I had recording equipment at my house,” recalled vocalist Eric “Squirrly J” McGahuey. “I came home one day, and my roommate and Compton (a.k.a. bandmate Brandon Plumley) said, ‘Hey, we’re gonna make this song called ‘McNaugton’s, Bro.’ At the time we were drinking a lot of Canadian whiskey.” The song went up on MySpace with surprising results. “It got really popular with the local kids,” McGahuey said. “Then the second song we did after that was called ‘Ilgauskas,’ and we put it up there and it blew up even bigger. We did one more song and, after that, people were like, ‘You need to start doing shows.’” The trio – also rapper Shane “InShane” Plumley – did just that, making their debut at defunct Tacoma all-ages venue, Club Impact downtown; and four and a half years later the group has carved out its own niche in the Northwest hip-hop scene and is ready to unleash a brand new CD on Saturday, Jan. 4, at Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave. Pink Bead’s music blends hooky, hip-hop

verses with aggro metal core screaming for a sound that will appeal to fans of such national acts as Mickey Avalon and Dirty Nasty. (The group has opened local tour stops for both.) “It’s really hard to define our genre or what we do,” McGahuey said. “We’re more hip-hop than anything. Basically, there are guys that rap and I scream on it. So I would say it’s hip-hop party rock type of music. I would almost say it’s hip-hop screamo. “It’s something different we wanted to do. Every show we’ve played it’s been really positive. We’ve had great crowd response, sold a lot of CDs, sold a lot of merchandise and played with some bigger names. We’ve always had a couple hundred people at every single show, and people just having a good time.” The band’s sound continues to evolve on its new CD, “Spaceship Blueprints.” “It’s by far my favorite album we’ve done so far,” McGahuey said. “It’s more mature, and we try to bring back a lot of the old stuff we used to do - some of the funny, comical side. (It’s) more of a mature, adult album showing what we accomplished over the last four and a half years.” Providing support for the CD release show are local bands Sky Pilot and

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ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAVE’S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (acoustic open mic) 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 JAZZBONES: Maurice the Fish presents Strangely Alright, Vividal, Charles Mack (rock)

DAVE’S OF MILTON: The Rubber Band (jam night) 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Dave Nichols’ Hump Day Jam, 8:30 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+ TOWER BAR & GRILL: Michelle Beaudry (jazz guitar) 4:30 p.m., NC

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FRI., JAN. 10 INDIGO GIRLS Join Grammy-winning folkrock duo, Indigo Girls in an intimate concert at the Pantages Theater. With a tour history spanning 25 years, their staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes have earned the Indigo Girls a devoted following and the lasting respect of a multi-generational fans. The duo began performing together in high school. Since then, they have a recording career that consists of fourteen studio albums, three live records, and three greatest hits compilations. Of these releases, seven reached gold status, four reach platinum and one hit the double platinum mark. Wherever the Indigo Girls’ creative journey may take them, they always hold out a hand to their listeners and we get to feel it all. Tickets: $26-$72. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Info:


SAT., JAN. 18 CRAIG GASS LIVE Craig Gass will make you laugh, weep and gasp at his stand-up and impressionist comedy. Starting his career on the grueling, bumpy comedy circuit road, Gass’ unrivaled ability to not only imitate - but inhabit - celebrities earned him a spot on the Howard Stern Show. There he blew listeners’ minds with his uncanny impressions of notorious personalities like Christopher Walken, Gene Simmons, Gilbert Gottfried, Tracy Morgan, Al Pacino and more. This led to successful guest spots on hit shows like “King of Queens,” “Sex and the City,” and “Family Guy.” Craig is a living, breathing, mimicking product of pop culture and his career is an authentic, modern day grassroots destiny play. Gass is a funny man standing at the crossroads of superstardom - or sitting on the bus stop of professional oblivion. Either way, we’ll be right up front, cheering and jeering. See him take the stage at the Pantages at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $23.50. Info:

SUN., JAN. 19 MINI MAESTROS: PETER AND THE WOLF Prokofiev’s timeless favorite introduces the different instruments in the orchestra as characters in a classic Russian folk tale. “Peter and the Wolf” tells the story of a young boy living with his grandfather in a forest clearing, and the adventure he and his animal friends have with a wolf that comes in from the meadow through the garden gate. Each character is represented by a different musical instrument or group of instruments. The piece specially features the woodwind Family of instruments. Northwest Public Radio’s

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FRI., JAN. 24 BLUES BROTHERS REVUE The characters of Jake and Elwood Blues, created by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in 1978, were initially imagined as frontmen for a fictitious American blues and soul band. Since their film debut in 1980, the irreverent characters have resonated with people around the world and the Blues Brothers have catapulted into a cultural phenomenon and a musical, comedic and cinematic legend. The Official Blues Brothers Revue, featuring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood, recreates the live concert experience by integrating the humor and songs from the original film and subsequent albums. Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd, the Revue pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, soul music and gospel in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers. The performances takes place at the Pantages Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $26-$59. Info:

FRI., JAN. 31 JUDY COLLINS WITH PASSENGER STRING QUARTET Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism for decades. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Her luminescent presence continues to shine brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The awardwinning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, “Wildflow-

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Virginia Woolf” comes with the tag line “100 percent anarchy – with a twist!” George and Martha face off as one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Edward Albee’s hilarious and provocative masterpiece. They are joined by an unwitting young couple invited over for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire. IRISH CYLINDERS BY DALE CHIHULY Created almost 40 years ago, the legendary “Irish Cylinders” by Dale Chihuly are now on exhibition at Museum of Glass. Among the earliest series of Chihuly’s oeuvre are the little-known, legendary Irish Cylinders, created in 1975 at the Rhode Island School of Design, begun on St. Patrick’s Day and completed over Thanksgiving weekend. The 44 vessels, loosely categorized as St. Patrick’s Day Cylinders, Irish Cylinders and the Ulysses Cylinders, which were inspired by James Joyce’s masterpiece “Ulysses.” Minty and milky, the Irish Cylinders feature glass-drawing pick-up techniques similar to Chihuly’s more abstract Blanket Cylinders. The series was briefly exhibited at the Benson Gallery in Bridehampton, NY in the summer of 1976, but then placed in storage. The complete series of Irish Cylinders has been previously exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in 1997. The Stromple Collection now numbers more than five hundred objects and is the largest single holding of Chihuly’s work. The Museum of Glass is located at 1801 Dock St. Info: ‘DAVID DOUGLAS: A NATURALIST AT WORK’ Discover the history and intrigue of nature in the Northwest. After the age of exploration, the discovery and identification of new species continued to generate great excitement among nations. “David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work” studies the intersection of geography, science and cultural history through the work of the famed Scottish naturalist and his discovery of more than 200 species in the Northwest. Guest curated by Jack and Claire Nisbet, the exhibit displays Douglas’ journals and observations of Native tribes, rare 19th century botanical books and his original pressed specimens, bird mounts, pelts and skins. In addition, the exhibit traces the origins of the eponymous

Douglas fir tree. David Douglas: “A Naturalist at Work” will be on display through Feb. 23, 2014. The Washington State History Museum is located at 1911 Pacific Ave. Info: HANDS AT WORK An exhibit of 24 stunning photographs showing human hands and the work they do. From gardener to midwife, fisherman to puppeteer, “Hands at Work” chronicles Washingtonians and their extraordinary range of work. Developed by photographer Summer Moon Scriver and writer Iris Graville. The show runs through May 2014 at the Washington State History Museum. Info: http://www. COMEDY OPEN MIC The Happy Thursday Comedy Open Mic is a weekly standup comedy open mic hosted by comedian Kareem Walters, featuring some of the best rising comics and established headliners. Each week professional and amateur comedians test new material to develop their acts. It is an opportunity to test your new material in a noncomedy club atmosphere You can catch the action at Triple Play – the newest sports bar on 6th Avenue – every Thursday. Happy Thursday Comedy Open Mic offers a fun, unpredictable show experience you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy rare and exciting burgers while watching some of the funniest comics in the Northwest. Every Thursday at 9 p.m. Info: PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT Each month, on the first and third Friday from 6-9 p.m., is parents’ night out! Bring the kids to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, where organizers will entertain the kids in a safe and fun environment. Cost is $25 per child, $10 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10 percent discount. Parents’ Night Out is most appropriate for children 3-10 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently. Registration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly! Info: www. T-TOWN SWING Get your Tacoma swing dance fix every Thursday at Urban Grace Church, located in downtown. Intro to swing dance: 8:30-9 p.m., free with dance admission. Social dancing, 911:30 p.m., is $5. The atmosphere is super laid-back and fun, and features great guest instructors and DJs playing swing music from the 1930s and 1940s to keep dancers hopping all night long. In addition, blues will be played every second and fourth Friday of the month and kizomba every fourth Sunday. BALLROOM DANCING The STAR Center hosts ballroom dancing on the first Sunday of every month and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. There is live music. Admission is $5. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at South Park Community Center. Info: star or (253) 404-3939. TEDDIE BEAR MUSIC Teddie Bear Music is a child and parent musical adventure. Join instructor Janice Berntsen as she shows students how to share the gift of music and movement with their children, ages 1-4. Sessions are held Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Ted Brown Music, located at 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd. Info:

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1388 N Lenore St.

MT. RAINIER VIEW $125,000 Beautiful Level Buildable Site! Located off of Ray Nash Drive NW, this 1.25 Acres of natural setting and mature Evergreen trees is perfect to build your dream home and enjoy the Country Lifestyle! Peeka-Boo View of Mt. Rainier. Just minutes away from sought after Schools, Uptown Gig Harbor Amenities, Restaurants, WA-Hwy 16, Hospitals, Boat launch/ water activities, tennis courts & Kopachuck State Park! Electricity is available at corner.

Michelle Anguiano Real Estate Broker Better Properties Lakewood

Fantastic mid century modern centrally located near stores, schools, parks and easy commuting to freeways, yet house feels secluded and private due to professionally landscaped, lovely yard with zen paths and sustainable design. Fantastic kitchen, hardwood Ă RRUVPDVWHURQPDLQJUHDWSDWLRIRUHQWHUWDLQLQJ this is a wonderful home with lots of space. Move in ready and awaiting new owners. $282,000

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OLD TOWN $499,950 Amazing development potential with this unique Old 7RZQSURSHUW\&LW\KDVJLYHQĂ&#x20AC;QDOSODWDSSURYDOIRU lots on this prime 3 acre piece. Big views possible from all lots in this great neighborhood, tucked back & out of the way. Walk to the historic Old Town district with its coffee shops, wine bar & restaurants.; then stroll down to the waterfront & enjoy the gorgeous Puget Sound setting with walking paths, public docks, shoreline restaurants & more! MLS# 332653

Call Dave Peterson, Managing Broker at Better Properties N Proctor for more information. 253-222-8480 or



$399,000 A 3 Bdr, 3 Bath AND a 2 Bdr, 2 Bath. Historic 1910 North Slope home is all new inside and out . Condo OLYLQJZLWKQR+2$+LJK&HLOLQJVJDVÂżUHSODFHV separately metered. Call for private showing today. 253.606.0689 BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME

936 S Sheridan $229,000


North Lakewood Single Unit Apartment. 1 Bed Above Laundry Room. RV Court. No Pets. No Smoking. Screen $45, $600 Rent. Deposit $500. (253) 627-7830

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Beautiful Victorian 4-plex in good location back on the market after remodel. Walking distance to hospitals, downtown, parks. 0DLQ Ă RRU XQLW has one bedroom plus attached bonus room, dining room, lg kitchen with nook, new carpet throughout, bay windows. Upstairs unit has 2 bedrooms, bath, lg living room, kitchen & balcony. Lower level has 2 studio apts & bath. Sep. utilities for main and upper units. 3,064 sq ft MLS# 523770

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Nicest Spot At Salmon Beach! 62ft Of SW Exposure Salt Waterfront. This compound features 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x23â&#x20AC;&#x2122; separate shop, hot tub w/covered gazebo, covered boat storage, 6-ton hydraulic boat /LIWEULFNZRRGEXUQLQJĂ&#x20AC;UHSODFHZLWKLQVHUWH[SDQVLYH decking on all sides of home, drop-dead gorgeous 180 degree panorama! Extensive remodel and rebuild throughout the last 9 years, including roof, siding, VRIĂ&#x20AC;WVZLQGRZVGRRUVGHFNLQJERDWKRLVWZDWHU system, heaters, kitchen, master suite, stairway, and more. $450,000

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3728 N Gove St, Tacoma Cute little bungalow in Proctor! Nice upgrades include a new family room, windows, roof, energy package & carpet 6 years ago. Detached garage was converted to extra living space. It has a separate electric panel, heat & lights - lots of possibilities... music studio, art studio, exercise / yoga room, etc. Parking for 3 cars off the alley next to garage. Charming back \DUGWRR+DUGZRRGĂ RRUVXQGHUFDUSHWH[FHSWLQ family room. MLS# 518902. $204,950

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1232 S Adams St.

Super charming home w/ the ease of newer amenities... Box beam ceilings, hardwood Ă RRUVPDUEOHHQWU\SLFWXUHSODWHUDLOV SHULRG VW\OHOLJKWĂ&#x20AC;[WXUHVDGGWRWKHDPELHQFHZKLOH newer roof, furnace/heat pump, indoor/outdoor speakers, newer wiring/plumbing, & gas Ă&#x20AC;UHSODFHDGGWRWKHDKKKKIDFWRU6SDFLRXV living room, large kitchen, HUGE dining room, a bedroom and cute remodeled bathroom JUDFHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWĂ RRU*LJDQWLFGHFNZVHDWLQJ welcome home. Move in and make it yours.

805 N Steele St

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Point Defiance CafĂŠ and Casino. Fully operational with unique card room and gambling facility. Only licensed casino between Lakewood and Bremerton. Or as an alternative, this facility could be used as full service restaurant with banquet rooms. Many other possibilities including day care, private pre- school, dance studio, and the list goes on. All handicap accessible.


Beautiful home crafted by Steve Jensen and meticulously cared for. All the Jensen signature touches - soaring spaces, coffered ceilings, crown molding, wainscoting, 6â&#x20AC;? base trim, tile, granite, and expansive windows. Sited on an elevated lot that adjoins natural area to the rear. Listen to the birds and your private waterfall from your patio. Wonderful landscaping designed for beauty and easy care. Sensational island kitchen opens to stunning family room. Huge master suite with fireplace. MLS #479207


With Beer and Wine License. $20,000 Full Price.


Beautifully wooded, water and power available. $79,000. Perfect setting for your custom home. Owner/agent

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LANDMARK â&#x20AC;&#x153;BBQ INNâ&#x20AC;? Restaurant/ Lounge Huge Price Reduction - For Sale For $510,000 (R.E. $485K) Bus. $25K. Bldg. has been completely remodeled for a sports baricand e grill. pr reduced

RURAL LIVING: ASHFORD, WA- Price for business, $105,000 with $25,000 down. Price for the real estate, $390,000 with $75,000 down. Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract includes a 3 B/R house, laundromat, restr./ lounge bldg. on 3.4 acre, commercial zoned parcel. price

GREEN PUP SPORTS BAR & GRILL reduced (famous for its pizza) $189,000, Terms av. HIGH GROSSING, VERY PROFITABLE COFFEE SHOP CAFE FOR SALE $95,000 High trafic Count location. price d reduce



Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CALLAHANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PUB & GRILL IN KEY CENTER Business is for sale for $300,000 with $100,000 down, High gross sales. Saler will also consider leasing the space

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VINOTIQUE WINE SHOP/BAR/DELI IN LAKEWOOD Business is for sale for $85,000. Cash/terms.

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NORTH END GAS STATION/MINI MART High gross sales, excellent profit, positive cash flow, Price is $1,100,000 (Bus. & Prop.), possible terms




GIG HARBOR CHINESE RESTR., same owner 25 years. $100,000 w/terms. $50,000 Down Payment

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33 N Salmon Beach MLS # 477936

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Tired of renting? Jennifer Pacheco Monthly payments Mortgage Officer on a new home Loan NMLS #486264 could be less than 253-926-4131 your rent. Call me for details!

Want bragging rights & the ability to name drop? Hans Grohe, Duravit, Kohler, & Porcher to name a few... Then this is the house for you-high end everything & custom touches galore. Need this spelled out in layman terms? Fabulous, fantastic & close to hip 6th Ave Biz District, this 4 bed, 2.5 bath home has natural, original woodwork, is an entertainerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream, and is ready for new owners... Leave your KDPPHUDW\RXUROGKRXVHWKLVRQHLVĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHG DQGĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGZHOO,PLJKWDGG:HOFRPH


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COLLISION CENTER Same owner 15 yrs. Retiring, 6621 So. Tacoma Way. $130,000 with terms to qualified buyer - some training provided at o cost to buyer.

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