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LOFTS. Tacoma Housing Authority is working on a development plan that could bring 50 apartments and live-work spaces to the Hilltop by 2017.



By Steve Dunkelberger


lans for an apartment complex on Tacoma’s Hilltop could get bigger with the addition of an adjoining property that could add retail spaces and other amenities. Tacoma Housing Authority had been working on development plans for apartments at the corner of Martin Luther King Junior Way and Earnest S. Brazill Street and then gained the option to purchase the Alberta Canada/New Look building, prompting officials to research the creation of a larger project. Doing market research for apartment needs, designing for a larger site and exploring funding options takes time, however. The City Council has provided that extra time by amending the original purchase-

and-sale agreement with THA by setting out the design deadline out to 2017. “We want them to be able to take advantage of that opportunity," said Assistant Director of Community and Economic Development Martha Anderson. The City Council had approved the original agreement for 1120 and 1124 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in 2013. The draft project concept is to construct between 40 and 50 housing units that would target the lower end of the wage scale of the area's major employers, namely the medical centers along the neighborhood’s “medical mile� between St. Joseph Medical Center and MultiCare’s Tacoma General and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Medical centers and educational outlets are the largest sectors of employment in the area, which has 17,000 jobs. Marketing apartments to those workers would reduce traffic by having people work

in the neighborhood in which they live, a key priority for the city. THA first expected construction costs would run about $8 million, but initial bids came in at $11.6 million, prompting officials there to find ways to cut costs. Adding the adjacent property, once the site for the proposed New Hope development could do that, with economies of scale brought by shared amenities. But figuring out those details will take several months of community meetings and market research. “With these properties, there is potential to expand the residential development to the site and provide additional parking that is needed for the development,� according to the staff report on the agreement extension. As plans sit now, the Hilltop Lofts would offer one, two and three bedroom apartments in a six-story building with about 2,000-square feet u See MLK / page A11



EARLY CHRISTMAS. Ed Troyer, executive director of Tacoma Pierce County

Crime Stoppers, talk to the young students about the gifts they were about to receive before the bus was opened up and students were let in to help carry everything into their school.


Monday morning, Nov. 9, was a happy time at Rocky Ridge Elementary School in Graham, as a group of excited third-graders waited in anticipation for a busload of gifts to arrive just for them and their classmates.

Assembled in front of their school with big smiles on their faces and holding “thank you� signs, the little ones cheered and waved the minute they saw the “Puyallup Tribe Giving Bus� round the corner and pull into the parking lot. Inside, the bus was packed with bikes, skateboards, coats, books, school u See GIVING / page A9



Nov. 14-22 marks homeless awareness week, and the Junior League of Tacoma and Pierce County Community Youth Services are not only raising awareness for one of the more invisible populations – youth experiencing homelessness – but actively working on solutions to make Tacoma a better home for everybody. “It’s a very hidden population. No one really notices it; a lot of kids don’t fit the homeless description. This is worth our time and effort. Bringing awareness is something that we can do that has an exponential effect,� Vanessa Herzog of the Junior League of Tacoma said. Pierce County Community Youth Services, an experienced provider of youth and young

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This weekend saw the opening of Lakewood Playhouse’s “A Comedy of Errors,� one of William Shakespeare’s earlier works. PAGE B4

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FIELD TRIP. (Top) McCarver Elementary

Schoool students Deasia White, Jewell Plaskett, Issaya Boston, Avant Whittten and Takara Frazier pairs up with St. Joseph Hospital workers Irene Glover, Stephanie Kammerzelle, Amy Hander, Annette Lunderville and Sunny Lay during a tour of the Sports, Orthopedics and Spine Health Center during a field trip that includes lunch in the cafeteria. (Bottom) Franciscan Health’s Amy Hander shows Issaya Boston, Deasia White and Avant Whittten the computer system the department uses to monitor patients while they recover. By Steve Dunkelberger

Last Friday was no ordinary day at school for six McCarver Elementary School students. But they are not ordinary students, and they have certificates to prove it. Deasia White, Ajani and Avant Whitten, Jewell Plaskett, Takara Frazier and Issaya Boston had already been honored by the Kiwanis Club’s “Terrific Kids� program for showing traits of good behavior and citizenship. They then won their grade-level lottery that included other monthly honorees to receive the added bonus of having lunch with their principal Wayne Greer. The event includes a trip to nearby St. Joseph Medical Center for a healthy meal – sandwiches or salads,

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TACOMA MARKS INTERNATIONAL SURVIVORS OF Suicide LoSS dAY International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is Nov. 21. This is the one day a year when people who are affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities for support, information and empowerment. Tacoma’s event will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority’s Spirit House in the Kwawachee Counseling Center, 2209 E. 32nd St. This year’s program includes a screening of “Family Journeys: Healing and Hope After a Suicide,” a new documentary produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that traces the ripple effect of a suicide through families and communities and explores the challenges we face as we cope and heal. Those planning to attend are asked to register at For more information, contact Colette August at (360) 490-3454.




Hunt for SuSPect AccuSed in tAcomA AmbuSH murder By David Rose Correspondent

Tacoma Police are asking for the public's help to find the suspect wanted in the murder of 18-year-old Elijah Crawford on Nov. 2 in the 1800 block of East 44th Street. A warrant has been DAVID ROSE issued for Alberto Colt-Sarmiento's arrest. "Elijah and two friends were sitting in a car. They were waiting to meet some people, and a man jumped out of the bushes and just started shooting them. Elijah was killed, and the other gentleman suffered injuries to his face and shoulder and a third person was able to escape unharmed," said Public Information Officer Loretta Cool with Tacoma Police. Detectives say Colt-Sarmiento, who is known on the street as "Taxer," has been identified as the shooter.

economic imPAct of u.S. oPen SHoWS countY fAred WeLL Pierce County officials have released the numbers showing the U.S. Open’s economic impact on the county. The financial summary shows Pierce County incurred about $3.9 million in overall expenses and saw just over $5 million in revenue, resulting in a net gain of approximately $1.1 million. “The second quarter numbers are right on track with what the County expected,” said Tony Tipton, Director of the Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department, which oversees Chambers Creek Regional Park where the golf course is located. “We’re pleased that the success of the Open proved to be an economic stimulus for Pierce County.” The County is proposing to direct most of the net funds toward paying down the roughly $3.7 million in debt Chambers Bay incurred during the Great Recession. Greens fees, as well as merchandise, food and beverage purchases projected over the next three years, are expected to further reduce that amount. “The bottom line is that the 2015 U.S. Open was a great event and we want to see it return,” said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. “These are just Pierce County’s numbers. We expect the results of an independent study on the Open’s economic impact to the Puget Sound region and the state to be released soon.”

"We believe him to be armed and dangerous," said Cool. Colt-Sarmiento is 22 years old, 5-foot-9 and 240 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to

$1,000 for information leading to his arrest. Call the hotline anonymously at 1-800-222TIPS (8477) if you can help locate him. This is one of the several Tacoma cases being featured Friday night on Washington's Most Wanted at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX.

CHARGES INCREASED IN MURDER OF MISSING MOTHER Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged 29-year-old Jonathan Daniel Harris on Nov. 4 with murder in the first degree for killing Nicole White, 28, who went missing earlier this year. Harris pleaded not guilty and is being held in lieu of $2 million bail. In June, Harris was charged with, and pleaded not guilty to, murder in the second degree. The charge was amended to murder in the first degree because an analysis by a forensic anthropologist determined White was brutally beaten to death. “Thanks to forensic examination and persistent police work, we now have evidence to support a charge of murder in the first degree,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “We’re holding the defendant fully accountable.” On June 6, 2015, White picked Harris up from his home and they drove to Jeepers Country Bar and Grill in Spanaway. Several hours later, witnesses saw the two leave the bar together in White’s car. She never made it home and was reported missing on June 7. Over the next two weeks, the Pierce County Sheriff ’s Department, the FBI and volunteers conducted an extensive search. On June 20, a K-9 from a vol-

unteer search and rescue team found White’s body at the bottom of a wooded ravine south of Lake Kapowsin. Her body was wrapped in a green tarp and was severely decomposed. Detectives believe that after the two left the bar, they drove back to Harris’ house. He beat White to death and wrapped her in the tarp. Harris loaded White into her car, drove to the wooded area and rolled her down the ravine. Then, he drove her car off the side of the road near his house and walked home. The next day, according to cell phone records and data stored on the ignition interlock device in his vehicle, Harris drove his car back to the site where he dumped White’s body. During a search of Harris’ home, detectives located the sweatshirt he was wearing at the bar the night White disappeared. DNA from blood on the sweatshirt was a match to White. A forensic anthropologist determined White had severe facial, chest and arm fractures. The injuries are consistent with being stomped. Charges are only allegations and a person is presumed innocent unless he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.



Tacoma Police detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for the murder of 18-year-old Elijah Crawford. At 11:15 p.m. on Monday, November 2nd 2015, victim Elijah Crawford and a friend were shot by an unidentified suspect near 44th St. and E. R St. in the Salishan neighborhood of east Tacoma. As the victim and his two friends exited their vehicle, an unidentified shooter jumped out of the bushes and fired multiple shots toward them. Victim Elijah Crawford was struck once and died from his wounds; the second victim was struck Fridays at 10:30pm on

in the shoulder and face and survived; the third friend ran away without being hit. The shooter is described as a possibly Hispanic male in his late teens or early 20’s, thin build, and wearing dark clothes and a bandana over his face. The suspect fled in an occupied black low-rider truck. Elijah Crawford was not involved in gangs or illegal activity. Detectives believe he and the other victim were ambushed, and are looking for information on suspicious persons seen in the neighborhood around the time of the shooting.



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Bulletin Board BROADWAY CENTER TO RESTORE PANTAGES EXTERIOR Broadway Center for the Performing Arts has announced the launch of another phase of its Centennial Capital Campaign, the complete restoration of the exterior of the historic Pantages Theater. Working with fellow investment partners, the City of Tacoma, private sector donors, and other governmental stakeholders, the Broadway Center anticipates this $2 million phase completed by fall of 2016. The exterior restoration project includes refurbishment of the historic Jones Building windows, cleaning, tuck-point-and-sealing, and replacement of damaged terra cotta. This restoration marks the central phase of many large-scale renovation projects that began in 2006 and will culminate in the complete restoration of the Pantages Theater, honoring its 100th Anniversary, celebrated during the 2018-20 biennium. Projects completed since 2006 have included an expansion of the Pantages Theater Lobby, an expanded stage footprint, initial seismic upgrades, new safety catwalks, an orchestra pit-lift, renovated elevators and HVAC systems, improved rehearsal halls and classrooms, additional storage space, as well as smaller modifications to the Rialto Theater and Theatre on the Square. Total investments through the exterior renovation in 2016 are more than $14 million invested in facility improvements in Tacoma's Historic Theater District. Fundraising for all of these projects is complete. The final phase of the Centennial Capital Campaign includes an additional projected investment of $24.3 million in building upgrades, improvements, and a modest endowment/reserve goal. Toward the final phase of capital improvements, the facility owner, the City of Tacoma, has committed $10 million over several biennia. To achieve the remaining funding, the Broadway Center will seek support from a variety of sources including historic and other tax credits, state, federal, and county governments, and, primarily, from private sources, to ensure success. As of October 2015, the Broadway Center is confident it has identified approximately $16.8 toward the $24.3 million final goal. Since 1979, the Broadway Center and City of Tacoma have worked in partnership to improve Tacoma's Historic Theater District, with the City traditionally investing about one-third of actual and the Broadway Center securing the remainder from all other non-municipal sources. From 2006-19, that ratio will remain approximately the same. For more information, contact the Broadway Center's Executive Director David Fischer at (253) 591-5582. REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY CONDITIONS IMPROVE Recent rains have improved our region’s water supply. Now cautiously optimistic about water supply conditions, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma are moving to the lowest stage of their Water Shortage Response Plans, the advisory stage. Conditions no longer warrant being in the “voluntary” stage, in which customers were asked to reduce water use by 10 percent. The advisory stage means that a potential water supply problem may exist. This is still the case due to an ongoing strong El Nino that is expected to bring warm weather through the spring. While in the advisory stage, the cities ask customers to use water wisely by not wasting it. The three cities thank their customers for helping the region stretch its water supplies to meet the needs of people and fish in this unprecedented year. In Tacoma since Oct. 1, 21 inches of rain have fallen in the Green River Watershed, with six inches of that coming on Halloween weekend. Tacoma Water has stopped relying on wells for its water supply and is back to taking water solely from the Green River, which is running well above normal flows. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to release the remaining water behind the Howard Hanson Dam into the Green River to prepare for flood season. Those factors, combined with the forecast for rain in the next few weeks, have led Tacoma Water to move to the advisory stage. “Our improved condition today is due to the efforts of our customers to cut back, our staff’s response to the drought, the cooperation of our partners and the coordination with natural resource agencies,” said Bryan Flint, chair of Tacoma’s Public Utility Board. “Thank you for your dedication to the resource we have in the Green River.” GET UPDATES ON EASTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER AT OPEN HOUSE The public can get an update on plans for the new Eastside Community Center, including early site and building designs, at an open house on Nov. 18. Metro Parks Tacoma is working with Tacoma Public Schools, the City of Tacoma, Tacoma Housing Authority, the Greater Metro Parks Foundation and other community partners to develop plans for the Eastside Community Center, which will include an event space, an aquatics center, and a variety of multi-use activity spaces. The Nov. 18 open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Salishan Family Investment Center, 1724 E. 44th St. Tacoma. ARC Architects, which has led the design team, will share visuals of the work completed so far. Metro Parks Tacoma managers also will be available to provide updates about conversations with community organizations regarding programs that might be offered at the center. "We have collected lots of feedback from community partners, including a steering committee of local residents and leaders. There is still a lot of work to be done, but this is a good time to stop and give the public the opportunity to look over the work done so far, share comments, and ask questions," said Andrea Smith, a member of the Metro

Parks Tacoma Board of Commissioners who serves on the project's Executive Committee. The community center will be built on the campus of First Creek Middle School, located at East 56th Street and Portland Avenue. Metro Parks and a growing group of government, private sector and nonprofit partners continue to discuss options for building, operating and maintaining a facility that provides healthy and safe activities for youth and residents. Anyone who is unable to attend and has questions may contact Project Manager Jeremy Woolley at (253) 3051031 or Residents also can keep up to date on progress by checking the project website,

PIERCE COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN GET INSURANCE HELP Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will make sure local residents get the help they need to access health insurance during open enrollment, now through Jan. 31. Those who are less comfortable working through the process online or by phone can instead get help from a person who is a part of a network of health insurance navigators at local community organizations. Any resident who wants in-person help to enroll for health insurance can call (253) 798-3481 or email for a referral to a navigator. Once referred, the navigator will contact the resident to set up an appointment for in-person help. Navigators provide free, in-person support to help direct residents through the Washington Healthplanfinder enrollment process and decrease the rate of uninsured in our state. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department trains and certifies navigators working at Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Community Health Care, Pierce County Community Healthcare Alliance, Sound Outreach and Tacoma Urban League. In September, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced that Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department would continue as one of the state’s nine lead organizations to provide in-person assistance as part of the Washington Healthplanfinder customer support network. Lead organizations include public health agencies, regional health networks and other community organizations. The Health Department’s efforts will provide impartial information to residents to help determine which health insurance options best fits their needs. These efforts may take place through in-person meetings, online communications and over the phone. “We are pleased to continue our work with community partners to make sure that everyone can get the health care coverage they need to take steps to improve their health,” said Anthony L-T Chen, MD, MPH, director of health. Most people qualify for help with their insurance through Medicaid or tax credits, which cover premiums. Penalties for remaining uninsured in 2016 are higher. For an uninsured adult it’s $695. For each child the penalty starts at $347.50. Learn more about local insurance help at www.tpchd. org/healthcarereform. Visit to learn more about Washington Healthplanfinder. PUBLIC MEETING SET TO HELP REFINE FORT NISQUALLY With the Point Defiance Park Master Plan Update nearly finished, Metro Parks planners are moving forward as promised and asking the public to participate in more detailed work for several focus areas within the park. Up next: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. A public meeting scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, will be part of a process to help Metro Parks develop longrange capital improvement and programming for the Fort. Chief Planning Manager Doug Fraser said the process, which he expects to wrap up next spring, will build on the Fort’s already successful programs and strategic plan. “We’re hoping to have a conversation with the community,” Fraser said. “Within the context of the Fort’s mission, what do you think the Fort can be? What improvements do we need to make that happen?” Fort Nisqually’s mission is to promote public knowledge and understanding of regional history through:

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So. Yakima and 23rd Street Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the residents know 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.” 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 roads riddled with holes, and continue those efforts. 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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s Dedication to historic integrity through preservation and research. s Collection and care of artifacts and structures. s Educational programs, both on- and off-site, including special events. The meeting will take place in the Metro Parks Board Room, 4702 S. 19th St. Metro Parks’ consultant Weatherhead Experience Design Group, which has worked with the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), EMP Museum, and Chicago History Museum, will help lead the conversation. A steering committee also has formed to help guide the process. Additional public meetings will be announced after the Nov. 18 meeting. Anyone who wishes to give input but can’t attend the Nov. 18 meeting may call Fraser at (253) 305-1019 or email him at Information about the process and other aspects of Point Defiance Park planning also will be available through Fort Nisqually is one of about 10 focus areas identified in the Point Defiance Park Master Plan Update, which in 2015 went through the last steps of a long public process. Other focus areas include the Pearl Street entrance, Owen Beach, and traffic patterns throughout the park. “The park’s master plan is a very high-level view,” Fraser said. “We promised all year as we worked with residents on master plan that we would give the focus areas additional attention. That’s what we’re doing here.” The $198 million capital improvement bond passed by voters in 2014 included about $100,000 for the project.

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PlAY YOUR ROle IN edUcAtINg OUR chIldReN Tacoma’s public schools were points of shame and failure just years ago. They are now sources of pride and hope, thanks to targeted efforts and partnerships based on results rather than who gets credit. But there is still work to do. And that work involves you. Tacoma Public School District has an array of educational and community goals to not only improve student learning at all levels, but to raise expectations of those students and the community that supports them. The goals are gathered into four categories: academic excellence, partnerships, early learning and safety. Simply put, the goals are for all students to perform at or above grade level, without any group disparities between races or socio-economic status. Achieving that goal will require partnerships with parents, community members, regional groups and staff in the education of our children, from their first day in a classroom to well after they graduate high school and head to post-secondary degrees or certification programs. The full-court press for education started just three years ago and is showing early successes. The Tacoma School Board set the goals in 2012 after years of its schools being called “drop out factories� and posted a district-wide graduation rate of just 55 percent. With an educational atmosphere that failed almost one in two students, the district had nowhere to go but up. And it has. The graduation rates have gone up in every Tacoma high school and created an overall graduation rate of 78 percent. Students from low-income families saw their graduation rates increase from 61.2 percent in 2013 to 70.5 percent in 2014. High-schoolers of color are now graduating at record levels, showing the “achievement gap� is shrinking. The most shocking thing about the achievement strides toward an educational system that is a matter of pride rather than shame is that there is no magic wand the district can wave to boost student success. It takes work, lots of work. So rather than blaming schools for failing our children, community members raised their hands with offers of help. They raised their hands by the thousands. They read alongside kindergarteners and first graders. They helped second graders learn math concepts. They coached teens about making plans for life after high school. Donors found dollars to make sure college entrance exams would not be barriers for students considering college. The list of ways community members rolled up their collective sleeves to support our children is long and varied. Everyone has a role. Now it is your turn to take to the stage and play yours. Visit to find it.


The Nov. 6 article “Neighbors petition Fife Council against warehouse plans� included an erroneous statement that neighbors in Fife do not want the proposed Prologis industrial facility to be built near their homes. The petition is to request that 12th Street not be widened, as stated here: “We, constituents of the city of Fife, petition you to protect the SAFETY and QUALITY of our families’ lives and the INTEGRITY of our neighborhood (the major, of many concerns, why 12th Street should NOT be widened.� The reason for the roadway potentially being widened is to relieve potential traffic issues associated with the vehicle traffic generated by the Prologis facility.We apologize for the error.

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, If there was ever any doubt that much of the U.S. media is biased against the Republican Party, the television coverage of the Republican presidential debate on Oct. 28 made this condition abundantly clear. It was obvious to any objective viewer that the panel of questioners was stacked with anti-Republican news people who worked hard to trap the candidates with their questions, which were usually preceded with highly biased and inflammatory lead-ins. I would think that the American news industry, which would like to project a neutral political position, outside of the editorial sections of newspapers, would be embarrassed by the obvious one-sidedness of the panel, which truly exposed a bias that is sometimes masked. Hopefully, voters will understand what they were exposed to during the debate and will, in response, choose to support the Republican candidate for president who emerges from this very strong field of presidential hopefuls. Even as a life-long Republican who has always been aware of the liberal leanings of much of the American media, I was amazed at the blatant and persistent efforts of the panel to destroy the credibility of the Republican candidates for president. The American voter has now been exposed to media bias in a fashion that has never before been so obvious. We approached the Oct. 28 debate with the hope and expectation that all the candidates would be given a fair opportunity to present themselves and their positions, and that a few might rise above the rest in the race for the presidency. What resulted, however, was an admiration for each of the candidates still in the race and a loss of respect for the panel, which had been selected to help enlighten the American voter. The big losers on Oct. 28 were not the 10 Republican presidential candidates onstage. The big losers were the media panelists and the television stations that aired this indignity. 'ARY - 0ETERSON s 5NIVERSITY 0LACE

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By Don C. Brunell

Today, many elected officials are fixated on tearing down coal-fired power plants and replacing them with solar and wind farms. But that isn’t practical, because when there is no wind or sunlight, those plants produce no electricity. There is an alternative. Nuclear power plants supply 10 percent of the world’s electricity. But opponents say they are too dangerous and too expensive. They point to the 1986 meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union, considered to be the world’s worst nuclear disaster. But 30 years later, commercial nuclear generation of electricity is safer and provides a viable alternative to fossil fuels. Nuclear technology is changing. Rather than building large nuclear power plants on the scale of Chernobyl, scientists are looking to the U.S. Navy for small reactor technology. It has been working for the U.S. Navy since 1954, when the USS Nautilus was launched as the world's first nuclearpowered submarine. Today’s Navy runs on nuclear power and thousands of sailors safely work on board ships all over the world within a few feet of the ship’s nuclear reactor. In early 2014, the Department of Energy announced plans to develop small modular reactors about one-third the size

of standard nuclear-power plants, which can generate between 45 to 300 megawatts of power. Currently, our state’s only nuclear power electricity generating plant, the Columbia Generating Station at Hanford, produces 1,190 megawatts of electricity, which is about 10 percent of the electricity generated in Washington State. The Hanford reactor was built on site, but these small reactors could be built in factories and transported to Hanford or other locations where they would be installed and grouped together to accommodate specific power needs. Then, rather than taking the whole power plant off line for repairs or refueling, small modules could be systematically replaced. Early last year, the U.S. Department of Energy issued $452 million in matching funds for the design and license of modular nuclear reactors at two sites. One of the logical places is Hanford. It could develop the never-completed WNP-1 plant. WNP-1 was part of the five-unit Washington Public Power Supply System network of nuclear power plants planned and partly constructed in the 1970s. Only one of the five was finished and is generating electricity. The TriCities Economic Development Council (TRIDEC) in Kennewick believes taxpayers could save $300 million building the prototype at Hanford. A new small modular reactor, costing between $500 million and $1 billion, could

create construction and permanent jobs, potentially replacing some jobs that likely would be lost at Hanford, according to TRIDEC. It is a technology we, in Washington, should pursue. Here is why. First, our demand for electricity continues to climb. The U.S. Energy Administration estimates our demand for electricity will grow three percent a year for the next 25 years. Second, if we are going to switch from gas and diesel engines to electric motors for our trains, trucks and automobiles, we will not only have to develop better batteries, but also build a vast network of charging stations – and find the electricity to power them. In the Pacific Northwest we have an abundance of economical hydropower, but in many parts of our nation, charging stations are supplied with electricity from coal or natural gas fired power plants. Finally, whether nuclear power plants are popular is beside the point. They can be a safe, reliable, affordable – and greenhouse gas free – way to generate electricity. Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at

demOcRAtIc SOcIAlISm hAS deeP ROOtS IN AmeRIcAN lIfe By Lawrence S. Wittner The shock and disbelief with which many political pundits have responded to Bernie Sanders’ description of himself as a “democratic socialist� – a supporter of democratic control of the economy – provide a clear indication of how little they know about the popularity and influence of democratic socialism over the course of American history. How else could they miss the existence of a thriving Socialist Party, led by Eugene Debs (one of the nation’s most famous union leaders) and Norman Thomas (a distinguished Presbyterian minister) during the early decades of the 20th century? Or the democratic socialist administrations elected to govern Milwaukee, Bridgeport, Flint, Minneapolis, Schenectady, Racine, Davenport, Butte, Pasadena, and numerous other U.S. cities? Or the democratic socialists, such as Victor Berger, Meyer London, and Ron Dellums, elected to Congress? Or the programs long championed by democratic socialists that, eventually, were put into place by Republican and Democratic administrations – from the Pure Food and Drug Act to the income tax, from minimum wage laws to maximum hour laws, from unemployment insurance to public power, from Social Security to Medicare? Most startling of all, they have missed the many prominent Americans who, though now deceased, were democratic socialists during substantial portions of their lives. These include labor leaders like Walter Reuther (president, United Auto Workers and vice-president, AFL-CIO), David Dubinsky (president, International Ladies Garment Workers Union), Sidney Hillman (president, Amalgamated Clothing Workers), Jerry Wurf (president, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees), and William Winpisinger (president, International Association of Machinists). Even Samuel Gompers – the founder and long-time president of the American Federation of Labor who, in the latter part of his life, clashed with Debs and other socialist union leaders – was initially a socialist. Numerous popular novelists and other

writers also embraced democratic socialism, including Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Carl Sandburg, William Carlos Williams, Thorstein Veblen, C. Wright Mills, Erich Fromm, Michael Harrington, Irving Howe, and Howard Zinn. Eminent scientists, too, became democratic socialists, including Charles Steinmetz and Albert Einstein. Many well-known social reformers also joined the ranks of America’s democratic socialists, among them Elizabeth Cady Stanton (women’s rights crusader), John Dewey (educator), Helen Keller (author and lecturer), and Margaret Sanger (birth control pioneer). Within the civil rights movement, particularly, a very important role was played by democratic socialists, among them W.E.B. Du Bois, A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, and James Farmer. In fact, although very few people know it, even Martin Luther King, Jr. was a democratic socialist. “I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic,� he wrote to Coretta Scott (soon to become his wife) on July 18, 1952. This belief system continued throughout his life, and, in the late 1960s, contributed to his shift from championing racial equality to championing economic equality. In a 1966 speech to his staff, King declared: “Something is wrong . . . with capitalism.� He added: “Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all of God’s children.� Plans for the Poor People’s Campaign followed, as did his death while promoting the unionization of Memphis’s exploited sanitation workers. Some might argue that democratic socialism, like these individuals, is dead and gone, replaced by its hierarchical enemies, corporate capitalism on the Right and Communism on the Left. But that contention is belied by the continued existence of large, democratic socialist parties that either govern other democratic nations or provide the major opposition to the conservative governments of those nations: the British Labour Party, the French Socialist Party, the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Australian Labor Party, the Brazilian Democratic Workers Party, the German Social Democratic Party,

the Irish Labour Party, Mexico’s Party of the Democratic Revolution, South Africa’s African National Congress, the Israeli Labor Party, the New Zealand Labour Party, Chile’s Socialist Party, and many, many more around the world. Nor is democratic socialism dead in the United States. In response to rising economic inequality and, particularly, the blatant greed and power of the wealthy and their corporations, Democratic Socialists of America – a descendant of the old Socialist Party of America, though an organization rather than a third party – is growing rapidly. Not surprisingly, it is fervently backing Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the presidency. Meanwhile, Democratic Party leaders are suddenly shying away from their corporate dalliances and picking up a few programmatic ideas from Sanders, democratic socialists, and their allies. These include a $15 per hour minimum wage, expansion of Social Security, free college tuition, and opposition to two pro-corporate ventures: the Keystone XL pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. If the political pundits would look around, they would even discover a significant number of prominent U.S. democratic socialists at work in a variety of fields. They include muckraking authors like Barbara Ehrenreich, journalists like Harold Meyerson, actors like Ed Asner and Wallace Shawn, intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and Cornel West, documentary film-makers like Michael Moore, TV commentators like Lawrence O’Donnell, science fiction writers like Kim Stanley Robinson, feminist leaders like Gloria Steinem, peace movement veterans like David McReynolds, and academics like Frances Fox Piven. These and many other democratic socialists, among them Bernie Sanders, have played an important role in American life. It’s a shame that so many political “experts� haven’t noticed it. Lawrence S. Wittner is Professor of History emeritus at SUNY/Albany and is syndicated by PeaceVoice. His latest book is a satirical novel about university corporatization and rebellion, What’s Going On at UAardvark?

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BENEFIT TO TAKE PLACE DEC. 5 auction off this year,” Gray said. “People take out their wallets and they’re just so generous.” The event is free to get into, though the group suggests bringing your debit card and cash to not only potentially buy some unique gifts, but help a community in need. “It’s a really fun event that everyone looks forward to in the community,” Gray said. “I think what makes it so successful is the people that we have working on it.” Bud’s is located at 2702 Milton Way, the festivities will begin at 5 p.m., and end at 8 p.m. For more information or to make a donation, contact Teresa Gray at (253) 278-2015 or Patricia Nowacky at (206) 380-9971.


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The city of Milton has a reputation for giving, and this holiday season is no exception, as the Brightening 4 Children Giving Wreath Program and the Underprivileged Children’s Fund are inviting the community to their annual Christmas Benefit at Bud’s Saloon and Steakhouse on Dec. 5 for a night of live and silent auctions, raffles, specials and a spaghetti dinner. The benefit has been going on since 2008, when the event raised $3800 for kids in need. Since then, the fundraiser has grown exponentially and was able to raise $17,000 last year. “We just started realizing how big it was going to be, it ended up with committees and people in the neighborhood getting so excited,” Organizer Teresa Gray said. Brightening 4 Children is a local program that helps underprivileged families get Christmas gifts through the holiday season. “I know that with the harder economic times that we’ve fallen under, the need is greater than ever. I don’t think there’s anyone alive who hasn’t had some kind of need at some point in their lives. This is a golden opportunity for those that were lucky enough to have that assistance from loved ones or friends, its golden opportunity for them to pay it forward, and it’s a fun event. It’s a win-win,” Board Member Laural Lentz said. The Underprivileged children’s fund is a group of anonymous schoolteachers who identify kids in need assist them throughout the school year. “Now we're taking [the benefit] to another level. Their organization helps kids all year, whether its cap and gowns, bus passes

for kids that want to finish education, dental or doctors. It takes it to every need, not just for the Christmas season,” Gray said. The silent auction always offers some unique items that can take care of some early Christmas shopping. While the baskets are not yet finalized, donations on the docket include a hand crafted rocking horse and quilt. Patrons can also expect a variety of bicycles, gift cards and unique trinkets. Of course, it’s becoming a tradition to have plenty of Seahawks memorabilia to bid on. Last year, a basket filled with blue and green swag sold for $650, and Gray thinks that may even be topped this year. ‘We’re going to have a lot of Seahawks things to A CHILD NEEDS YOU TODAY!

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PUYALLUP TRIBAL IMPACT Supporting the Economic Growth of Our Community

State, local and Puyallup tribal officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 18, 2015 for the next Interstate 5 project in Tacoma that will create a new bridge over the Puyallup River and reconstruct the I-5/State Route-167 interchange, commuter lanes and increase access to tribal properties. Pictured here are (left to right): Puyallup tribal member David Duenas; State Representative Hans Zeiger (R-25); Tacoma Deputy Mayor David Boe; Puyallup Tribal Chairman Bill Sterud; State Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson; Hamilton Construction President Scott Williams; WSDOT Olympic Region Administrator Kevin Dayton; and Kierra Phifer with U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s office.

Considered among the most urban of Native American tribes, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has grown to be a critical component of the South Sound economy. As Pierce County’s sixth largest employer, a donor to a broad range of charitable organizations, and a major funder of housing, roads, education and environmental projects, the Puyallup Tribe stands as a model for taking care

of not only its own membership, but sharing its wealth among the broader community as well. The Puyallup Tribe is one of the largest employers in Pierce County. With a payroll of more than 3,200 people that work in the Tribe’s businesses, government, economic development corporation, school, and health and housing authorities — approximately 70 percent

of whom are non-Native — employees enjoy competitive wages and benefits. In 2013, the Tribe spent more than $461 million. This spending supports communities by providing good wages and generous benefits to individuals, and through purchases of goods and services from local suppliers, vendors, contractors, construction companies and more. From sponsoring countless local

charities, non-profit organizations, social welfare projects and events that may otherwise suffer or cease to exist, to protecting the environment, funding crime prevention, city improvement projects and healthcare, the Tribe maintains its commitment to honoring its welldeserved reputation as “the generous people,” a reflection of the meaning of the Tribe’s very name “Puyallup.”

SHARING THE WEALTH Puyallup Tribe keeps communities strong The breadth of the Tribe’s giving has long been a model for how people in communities should take care of people in communities. For years, the Tribe has given critical funds to thousands of organizations throughout Western Washington, employing a careful, thoughtful approach when choosing its donation recipients. During the 2014 fiscal year, the Puyallup Tribe contributed more than $2.5 million from its charity and general funds into the local community with donations to various charities and organizations such as hospitals, healthcare and medical research, schools, food banks, literacy programs, job training…the list goes on. Again and again, the Puyallup Tribe’s generosity comes shining through, and 2014 was certainly no exception. This past summer the Tribal Council made its final payment on a $1 million commitment to MultiCare Health System, presenting $200,000 on July 10 to MultiCare CEO Bill Robertson and Foundations of MultiCare Vice-President Sara Long. Thanks to the Tribe’s contribution, the once over-crowded emergency departments of Tacoma

Community partners help the Tribe do good works for those who need them the most. Here, Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer volunteers at a Christmastime giveaway the Tribe sponsored in 2014, giving out cups of hot chocolate and steaming soup.

At a Puyallup Tribe Christmastime giveaway for the homeless, Puyallup Tribal Council Member Sylvia Miller (in yellow) helps a giveaway visitor pick out gloves and warm hats.

Native American education and research at the university. “This grant from the Puyallup Tribe will help address one of the greatest barriers faced by Native people today – the lack of information and abundance of misinformation the public has about tribes and tribal people,” said Sharon Parker, UWT’s assistant chancellor for equity and diversity. “As the work of this grant ripples out, students, faculty and staff will share in a great communal experience with roots much deeper than the 25-year history of UWT.” And in December, the Puyallup Tribe gave Northwest Harvest $250,000, the food bank’s biggest donation this year. Presented during KING 5 television’s annual Home Team Harvest event, this donation puts the Tribe at the $1 million mark in donations to Northwest Harvest, Washington’s statewide hunger relief agency. “Since 2011, the Tribe has been our largest contributor each year,” said Dee Christoff, director of donor relations. “A significant percentage of our budget every year is raised right around the holidays, and we have to make it last, so a large gift like this really helps us to get through our entire year.” More Christmastime donations were given as well in 2014 – $125,000 to Toys for Tots and $125,000 to Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County. The Tribe’s donation is the largest sinIn keeping with their namesake legacy as “the generous people,” in December 2014 the Puyallup Tribe of Indians gave generously to the University of gle gift to these entities, marking the Washington-Tacoma. Pictured here are (holding check, from left) Kenyon Chan, Interim Chancellor at UWT, and Puyallup Tribal Council Members Marguerite Edwards and Sylvia Miller. Behind them are (from left) Joshua Knudson, Vice Chancellor-UWT Advancement; Michael Tulee, Native American Educator-UWT third year the Puyallups have given this Office of Equity & Diversity; Puyallup Tribal Council Member Tim Reynon; Puyallup Tribal Council Chairman Bill Sterud; Puyallup Tribal Council Vice Chairman Larry LaPointe and Puyallup Tribal Council Member David Bean. amount of financial support. General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital expanded from a small footprint to spanning the length of an entire football field, including both end zones. Continuing its longstanding tradition of supporting higher education, the Tribe made its largest grant to date to the University of WashingtonTacoma - $275,000 that will go toward enhancing

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supplies and more being delivered by a group from the Pierce County Sheriff’s office, who were there as ambassadors for Charlie’s Dinosaur, an outreach program of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers. Before unloading the gifts, Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Lynelle Anderson explained to the children that Charlie’s Dinosaur was started in honor of young Charlie and Braden Powell, whose lives were lost in 2012. She pointed out the green dinosaur painted on the bus, which is the logo for Charlie’s Dinosaur, and the special meaning it holds. “He was drawn by Charlie and Braden, two special little boys who are no longer with us. In honor of them, we’ve formed a foundation that goes out and gives as much joy as they gave to the world too,” Anderson said. “We go out to schools and we help kids with all the stuff that lets you guys know how special you are because there’s nothing better than children and keeping kids happy. That’s why we’re here today – to make sure you have all the stuff you need and we are so excited to be here.” Ed Troyer, executive director of Tacoma Pierce County Crime Stoppers, said the gifts would benefit the school throughout the year. “Some kids may not have coats, so we have coats for them. We have some kids who might need some school supplies, so we have school supplies for them,” he said, noting that it wouldn’t be possible without fundraisers, corporate donations and consistent and generous support from the Puyallup Tribe. “The Puyallup Tribe sponsors all these programs we do throughout the year. They’re big supporters of Toys for Tots and what we do.” He said the bus is a refurbished bus formerly used by the Emerald Queen Casino, completely made over inside and out, with racks and shelves lining the inside and room for up to eight people. “It goes to homeless events, schools…you name it and it can go.” The bus has over half a dozen upcoming trips to make as the holidays near. It’s a huge community effort, Anderson said to the students. “It’s hundreds of people out in the community that are saying, we want to help and we want to make every child have all the supplies and all the things necessary to keep you warm, happy and comforted.” It was a call from Dale Kelley of Dale Kelley Insurance in Graham, who is also a member of the Graham Business Association, that led to the Puyallup Tribe Giving Bus making the trek like Santa’s sleigh to Rocky Ridge Elementary. School Principal Lindsey Marquardt expressed much thanks for the gifts as did the students. When she counted to three, all the young students shouted a hearty “Thank you!” in unison to those who made the bus trip to their school. Marquardt said the larger items donated, such as the bicycles and skateboards, would be used as raffle prizes for school fundraisers later in the year. “All the money we raise will go toward building our non-fiction text library,” she said.


GRATEFUL CHILDREN. The third grade classmates were thrilled with their new coats and all the gifts that

were brought to them. Visibly excited and full of smiles, the youngsters shouted thank-you in unison for the thoughtfulness they were shown.



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t Service adult programs for more than 40 years, is teaming up with the City of Tacoma to battle the issue of youth experiencing homelessness in the form of a drop-in youth center that will help shelter teenagers who have nowhere to go for the night. The goals of the center include meeting immediate survival needs for youth experiencing homelessness, preventing sexual abuse or exploitation of youth living on the street, helping youth build permanent connections with caring adults and providing services that support safe and stable housing and long-term wellbeing. Currently, locations are being scouted, and a plan is being developed to have the groundbreaking within the next couple of

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years. The eventual center will be modeled after a structure in Tukwilla that not only includes beds for the night, but classrooms to allow teens to work and potentially get their GEDs. “The shelter is something that’s very real; that’s happening right now. It will be serving a tremendous need in Pierce County,� Herzog said. In the last school year, 1,764 Tacoma School District students were reported as experiencing homelessness. In 2013, a University of Washington study surveyed 51 unaccompanied young people in Pierce County who were experiencing homelessness. The survey found that 29 percent of them were kicked out of


SHELTER. The future Youth Service Center will be similar to the one pictured here, Rosie’s Place based out of Olympia.

their own home; 14 percent left due to sexual abuse; 10 percent to physical abuse and 2 percent for the thrill. The proposed center would give these kids a safe haven, a place to go for the night, to have a roof

over their head, and the first step into a transition toward permanent housing. “Youth and young adult homelessness is unique because the vast majority of the times the young person has no control over

their circumstances. It is determined by others. Research shows that when they are provided resources, there is a positive impact on their mental and physical health, which means the cycle of homelessness can

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no sodas – in the cafeteria and a tour of a particular department, which pays for the meals and provides medical-themed swag bags for the student to take home. The program started four years ago to help the hospital be a part of the community as well as widen the career dreams in young students through one-on-one contact with healthcare providers. “It’s so the students can make the connection between getting good grades and staying in school with a future in a healthcare field,� Greer said. “It can be very, very powerful for a lot of these kids. And they really enjoy it.� Friday’s tour included a trip through the Sports, Orthopedics and Spine Health Center, where they walked over a mock set of stairs used to test leg rehabilitation of patients, a nurse’s station for monitoring patient vital signs and a recovery room. The trip for these honored Eagles was made a bit more special since the short walk between the school and the hospital included a glimpse of construction workers busy renovating the main McCarver building. Students this year are in other buildings and portables on the campus while the $39 million rehab of the 91-year-old landmark school continues through next fall. Some older McCarver students are also being bused to McKinley this year.

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of space on the street-level slated for retail or office suites. Rough projections for apartment rents would run about $1.30 per square foot, or about $845 for a onebedroom unit. “It really is a great project,� Councilmember Lauren Walker said. “It is a beautiful project that's going to go forward." Another driver for an extension is the fact that Hilltop Lofts would sit along the Link light rail line


STUFFED. (Left) Franciscan Health’s Irene Glover and Stephanie

Kammerzelle treat Deasia White and Jewell Plaskett to lunch in St. Joseph’s cafeteria. (Right) McCarver Principal Wayne Greer walks the students from St. Joseph back to school at the end of the field trip, which the school and hospital hold once a month to celebrate good student behavior and create real-world connections between good grades and good careers.

extension, so the design and construction timeline would have to coordinate with Sound Transit as well. “That area is going to have some significant investment," Councilmember David Boe said. Zoning allows buildings up to eight stories in that area, but THA is looking at development plans for six stories so the building doesn’t tower over existing building on that strip of mostly two and three stories. Actual designs, amenities and apartment mix will come after community meetings and research, as well as financial considerations.

“It is like piecing together a quilt,� THA Director of Real Estate Development Kathy McCormick said. Final design of the project should be done by May 2016, with the formal closing on the property set for the summer of 2017. Construction ground breaking would come the following year. The design and research work for Hilltop Lofts comes as THA moves into the second phase of its Hillside Terrace Redevelopment. The 1.88-acre site on the 2500 block of Hillside Terrace includes 54 affordable-housing units, five

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UNDEFEATED (top) Sophomore quarter-

back Willie Hamilton kept the Lincoln machine moving after taking over behind center mid-season. (middle) Senior defensive lineman Xavier Baines has been a terror for opposing offenses all season. (bottom) Senior running back Dionte Simon looks to extend his impressive final season with the Abes deep into the playoffs.


By Justin Gimse


t was the kind of magical night that only seems to exist in a childhood memory. Who says that you can’t go back again? They were certainly off-base on Friday night, Nov. 6 as soccer fans from all over the Puget Sound converged upon the ShoWare Center in Kent for the Tacoma Stars season opener. While the Stars’ brass were hoping for a crowd around 3,500, the fans bumped it up to 3,710 by game night and now all that was needed was a win to put a bow on this present to soccer fans around here. In fine and impressive fashion, the Stars would prove to be rough hosts for the visiting Sacramento Surge as they held a shutout until the waning minutes of the game, and sent the Stars fans home happy with a 5-1 Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) debut. While the Stars played the final seven games of the season last year in the MASL, due to a timing crunch, they were only able to field a semi-pro team at best and it showed in the outcomes. The Stars would go 1-6 to close out the season and were on the bitter end of some staggering losses. There were going to be some wholesale changes and some incredible additions in the offseason that would suddenly make the Stars a favorite to the make the playoffs by media and soccer types around the country. The new-look team showed up in awesome fashion against Sacramento. With the addition of all-world goalkeeper Danny Waltman in goal, the team was already a few steps ahead of last year’s pace. Then, head coach Darren Sawatzky began plucking some serious talent from around the country, mixed in some homegrown players and next thing you know, this team looks nothing like last year’s. Frankly, at first blush, this team looks downright scary. There were ten matches in the MASL throughout the first two weeks and the single goal given up by the Stars was the least amount given up by any team. Sacramento had lost their previous two matches to the Turlock Express and Las Vegas Legends by equal 6-5 outcomes. The next closest defensive effort was

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By Chance Pittenger Tacoma Weekly Correspondent


BRIGHT. (top) Stars' midfielder Michael Ramos didn't find

the net, but was already blasting away as one of Tacoma's new faces. (2nd row) Midfielder Duncan McCormick winds up for a shot. Striker Tyrone Hall already looks like a great fit for Tacoma. (3rd row) The Stars' mascots were all over the ShoWare Center and the kids were eating it up. (4th row) Stars' fans hope this sort of celebration plays out over and over again all season.

November means playoff time, and Friday, Nov. 6 the Rainier Beach Vikings traveled to historic Lincoln Bowl to face the Lincoln Abes in a first round matchup. On paper, the game seemed to be a mismatch, as Lincoln came in ranked third in the state and undefeated at 9-0, while the Vikings were 5-4 and did just well enough to snag a playoff spot out of the Metro League. Lincoln won the game 43-15, but it was not the comfortable win the score would seem to indicate. One area of the game that the Abes did dominate was special teams, which the showed right from the opening kick as they got a nice 40-yard kickoff return and started the game in Rainier Beach territory. Three minutes later, quarterback Willie Hamilton connected with Dionte Simon on a nine-yard pass, Cameron Avery added the extra point, and Lincoln was off, 7-0. The Abes tried an onside kick and recovered successfully, providing another win for the special teams in the early going. This opportunity went by the wayside, however, when Tony Archie fumbled after making a nice play on a pass reception and the Vikings recovered. Rainier Beach could do nothing with the turnover and Archie made up for his miscue with a brilliant punt return that had the Abes taking over at the Vikings 27. After a few plays Hamilton kept the ball and scored from six yards out, Avery's kick was good, at this point it was 14-0 and the Abes seemed to be rolling. The Vikings were not quite so willing to go quietly into the night, however, and responded with a score on their next possession. A key play was a 57-yard completion from Derrick

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TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS NOV. 12 - 22 * = Denotes Playoff Game

THURSDAY, NOV. 12 – WATER POLO State Qtrs. – Curtis vs. Gig Harbor Curtis HS – 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, NOV. 13 – WATER POLO State Semifinals Curtis HS – 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, NOV. 13 – FOOTBALL 3A – Bonney Lake vs. Lincoln Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m.


GOODNIGHT! Daryl Gardner came out swinging haymakers from the first bell against Fatlum Zhuta, but ended up going down for the 10-count after a straight right to the jaw in the first round. By Justin Gimse

The folks over at Brian Halquist Productions are going to have their hands full putting their next boxing spectacle together, because Battle at the Boat 103 on Saturday, Nov. 7 was just about the best night of boxing from front to back that Tacoma has seen in a very long time. With a title fight as the main event and an undercard stacked with great matchups, the Emerald Queen Casino Showroom was packed to the gills and as loud as ever. Had the local favorite pulled off a victory in the main event, it would have probably been a perfect evening for Tacoma fight fans. Tacoma’s Mike Gavronski had been on a hot streak for quite some time and it just seemed as though it was time to see a championship belt around his waist. The only problem was his opponent, Dashon Johnson, was more than determined to keep that from hap-

pening in quite shocking fashion. But let’s kick off the night as it all went down. Sometimes the opening fights on an undercard can be a bit of a groaner. With new fighters working their way up in the ranks and the eyes of fight fans, they’ve got to start somewhere. That wasn’t going to be the case on this night as Isaiah Najera from Yakima squared off against Chris Wheaton from Seattle in the 117pound class. The two fighters came out swinging, setting a fast pace that rolled through most of all four of their scheduled rounds. Najera, fighting in his third professional bout, looked fairly polished and had a good game plan, which he stuck to until the final bell. It was the second pro fight for Wheaton, and while he didn’t look as sharp as Najera, he displayed some impressive skills as well. Najera worked the body, held Wheaton off with a stiff jab and picked his spots for some quality headshots throughout the

SPORTSWATCH TCC TITAN MEN MOVE TO NWAC FINAL FOUR AND GRAB SEASON HONORS The Tacoma Community College men’s soccer team defeated Edmonds 3-1 on Nov. 4 in the first round of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championship soccer tournament. Facing long odds, the Titans would travel to Vancouver to face South Region champion Clark. After regulation and overtime finished with a scoreless draw, the Titans would defeat Clark 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout. The victory moves the Titans (13-3-4) to the NWAC final four where they will face North Region champion Spokane (12-4-4) at Starfire Stadium at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. The winner will advance to the championship match against the victor of the Peninsula (14-3-3) versus Chemeketa (12-4-2) semifinal. The NWAC championship match kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Starfire. Tacoma midfielder Adrian Correa and defender Cody Crook were named to the NWAC West Region All-Star team, while head coach Jason Gjertsen nabbed coach of the year honors for the second straight year. On the women’s side of the ball, Tacoma forward Emily Wilkens was named the West Region MVP and was joined on the West All-Stars by midfielder Brenda Ochoa and defender Melyssa Smith. The women’s team advanced to the first round of the NWAC tournament this season. LUTE MEN GRAB NINE SOCCER HONORS, PLUS COACH OF THE YEAR A total of nine Pacific Lutheran men's soccer studentathletes and head coach John Yorke all received recognition as the Northwest Conference announced its postseason awards. Three Lutes were named to the all-conference first team, as Eddie Na, Diego Aceves and Bennett Bugbee received the honor. Mike Arguello, KC Phillips and Aaron Baumgardner were named to the second team, while Joel Frykholm, Troy-Mikal Oliger and Suwilanji Silozi received honorable mention. Yorke was named NWC Coach of the Year. Na was one of three unanimous first-team selections, along with Whitworth's Karl Muelheims and Spencer Wolfe, who were named Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year. Despite missing four matches and parts of three more, Na ranked second in the NWC with 12 goals and 28 points. In 11 conference matches those totals were 10 and 24, as he also tied for sixth in the league with four assists. The sophomore forward was a first-team honoree in 2014 and received NWC Student-Athlete of the Week honors Oct. 26 after scoring four goals in PLU's two wins over fourth-ranked Whitworth and Whitman. Aceves scored six goals and totaled six assists during the 2015 season, and his five assists in 14 NWC contests tied fellow first-team honoree Bugbee for second in the conference. The junior midfielder had four game-winning goals and scored both of PLU's goals to lead the Lutes to a 2-0 win over George Fox in the 2015 NWC opener in September. Bugbee scored five goals and finished the year with seven assists in his sophomore season at PLU. With 13 assists in his first two seasons, he is only two away from cracking PLU's top-10 list in that category. He scored the game-winning goal

fight. In the end it would be a unanimous decision for Najera (2-1-0), but expect to see Wheaton (0-2-0) again, and before too long he’s going to start notching some victories. Up next we had Daryl “the Weapon” Gardner, fighting out of Cheney, facing off against Fatlum “King” Zhuta from Anchorage in a 160pound fight. Battle at the Boat fans have seen some good, bad and just plain zany performances out of Gardner, and this fight would be no different. At the first bell, Gardner came out swinging for the fences trying to take Zhuta’s head off, but missing entirely and instead catching a quick punch that sent him to the canvas for a moment. After getting up and gathering himself, Gardner was back on the attack trying to finish the fight in one punch. Again, Gardner missed, spun a three-sixty and fell to the canvas off-balanced. After getting up again, Gardner was back at it throwing haymakers. u See BOXING / page A15

in PLU's back-to-back wins over Willamette and Linfield on the road in October, and he was one of six PLU players to spend more than 1,500 minutes on the field during the 2015 season. Arguello, Phillips and Baumgardner were three of the top players on one of the best defensive squads in PLU history. The PLU defense limited opponents to only 17 goals all season, one more than the program record of 16 set in 1987. PLU's 0.84 goals-allowed average ranked second in the conference. During the 14-match conference season, Arguello ranked second in goals-against average (0.77), save percentage (.767) and shutouts (5). Phillips started all 20 matches on defense for the Lutes during his junior season and scored one goal with one assist while playing the third-most minutes of any PLU player. Baumgardner appeared in 18 matches on defense as a sophomore and scored one goal. Midfielders Frykholm and Oliger were also key to PLU's defensive effort, and Frykholm added two goals and three assists while starting 19 matches for the Lutes in his sophomore season. He scored the game-winner with only one minute remaining in regulation in PLU's 1-0 road win over Pacific in October. Oliger started every match of his senior campaign and scored the game-winning goal in the Lutes' 8-1 road win over George Fox on Nov. 1. Silozi scored two goals and added one assist in his first season at PLU, starting all 20 matches for the Lutes. Yorke was named Coach of the Year for the fourth time after leading PLU to a second-place finish in the NWC standings. The Lutes tied a program record with 15 wins and defeated then-fourth-ranked Whitworth 2-0 in October for the teams first-ever win over a top-five-ranked team. A record 17 different Lutes scored at least one goal in 2015 as PLU contended for the NWC title until the final day of the season, finishing the year with an 11-3 conference record and a 15-5 overall mark. PLU’S CAPRON CAPS INJURY COMEBACK BY WINNING VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Lucy Capron's historic performance in the final home match of her Pacific Lutheran career helped the senior outside hitter earn one final Northwest Conference Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week honor. Capron, who was named to the 2015 All-Northwest Conference First Team on Nov. 9, tied for the second-most kills in a four-set match in program history when she tallied 28 kills on a .471 attack percentage in PLU's 3-1 win over cross-town rival Puget Sound on Nov. 4. She added 13 digs, three assists, two service aces and two blocks in her final appearance in front of her home fans, helping the Lutes to a second consecutive three-match season sweep of the rival Loggers. After missing five matches due to injury, Capron came back to play the final two weeks of her collegiate career. Between the four-set win over Puget Sound and a four-set road victory over Linfield in the season final on Nov. 6, she averaged 5.0 kills and 3.14 digs per set with a .357 attack percentage for the week. The honor marks the second time this season and fourth time in her PLU career that Capron has received S-A of the Week recognition. She received the honor the first week of the season in both 2014 and 2015 and again in the final week of each season. The Lutes finished the year winning 10 of their last 11 matches to rank second in the NWC with a 12-4 record and an 18-7 overall mark.


FRIDAY, NOV. 13 – FOOTBALL 2B – Life Christian vs. Pe Ell/Willapa Willapa Valley HS, Menlo – 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, NOV. 13 – FOOTBALL 1A – Charles Wright vs. Royal Tumwater HS – 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, NOV. 13 – FOOTBALL 2A – Franklin Pierce vs. Tumwater Tumwater HS – 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 14 – FOOTBALL Linfield vs. Pacific Lutheran Sparks Stadium – 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 14 – FOOTBALL Pacific (OR ) vs. Puget Sound Baker Stadium – 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 14 – FOOTBALL 3A – Lakes vs. Kamiakin Lampson Field, Kennewick – 1 p.m.


SATURDAY, NOV. 14 – FOOTBALL 4A – Bellarmine vs. Moses Lake Moses Lake HS – 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 14 – SOCCER TCC Titans vs. Spokane Starfire Stadium, Tukwila – 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 14 – FOOTBALL 3A – Wilson vs. Kennewick Lampson Field, Kennewick – 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 14 – WATER POLO State Championship Match Curtis HS – 8 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 15 – SOCCER NWAC Championship Starfire Stadium, Tukwila – 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY NOV. 19 – VOLLEYBALL NWAC Tournament Tacoma Convention Center – 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, NOV. 20 – VOLLEYBALL NWAC Tournament Tacoma Convention Center – 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, NOV. 20 – MASL SOCCER Soles de Sonora vs. Tacoma Stars ShoWare Center, Kent – 7:35 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21 – VOLLEBALL NWAC Tournament Tacoma Convention Center – 11:45 a.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 22 – VOLLEYBALL NWAC Championship Match Tacoma Convention Center – 2 p.m.

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THRILLER! (left) Wilson junior quarterback Alex Motonaga has proven to be a threat with his arm, on the run and on the defensive side of the ball as well.

(middle) Senior tight end AJ Ruffin celebrates his game-tying touchdown catch with just four seconds remaining in the game. (right) After trailing 12-0 at halftime, the scoreboard at Mt. Tahoma Stadium was a thing of beauty for Rams fans in the end. By Chance Pittenger Tacoma Weekly Correspondent

The Wilson Rams met up with the Lake Washington Kangaroos Saturday, Nov. 7 at Mount Tahoma Stadium in a 3A playoff matchup. As to how a team from Kirkland has a kangaroo for a mascot, we have no idea, but let's just move on. Both teams had similar records (Wilson 5-4 and Lake Washington at 6-3) for the season, so it appeared this would be a pretty even game. It just took a while on this rainy evening for that close matchup to materialize. To put it plainly, Lake Washington dominated the first half of the game. They had a big advantage in time of possession. Wilson only ran 17 plays the entire first half. Lake Washington took the opening kickoff, held the ball for almost half of the first quarter, and ended the drive with an 11-yard halfback pass from Jake Steele to Jake Wikel. They held Wilson to two three and out possessions in the first quarter and ended a third possession with an interception by Matt Malloy. Just for good measure,

the Kangaroos capped another long drive with a 13-yard touchdown run by Dylan Bacher. At the end of the first quarter Lake Washington led 12-0 and looked like they were going to make it a very long night for the Rams. There is an adage in sports that states when you have an advantage over your opponent, you pile it on and you don't give your rival any hope of victory. As much as Lake Washington had control of the game, they could not manage any more points in the second quarter and repeatedly shot themselves in the foot with miscues, turnovers and lots and lots of penalties. So it was that at halftime, the lead was still 12-0 and the Rams were still hanging in and waiting for an opening. That opening came at the start of the third quarter. The Rams got the kick to start the second half, and moved smartly down the field. The one glimmer they had in the first half was that their running game was working. However, the coaching staff seemed determined to keep mixing in pass plays, which did not go so well.

On this drive, it was all on the ground and they moved 76 yards in a little under three minutes, with Jacobi Jones going in for the score from 13 yards out. Just like that, the lead was cut in half. Most of the remainder of the second half was a battle between two teams who almost seemed as though neither wanted the game. Both teams had opportunities and every time things were going well for one or the other, there was a penalty or poorly executed play that brought things to a halt. Time was winding down in the game and it looked like Lake Washington would hold on. Again, though, Wilson just kept hanging around and keeping things close. They had the ball with less than a minute to go in the game when lightning struck. The passing game that couldn't get going all night long suddenly hit big, as quarterback Alex Motonaga hit a 78-yard bomb and the Rams were in business. With four seconds to play in the game, Motonaga connected with AJ Ruffin from six yards out and the game was tied. The Rams missed the opportunity to win the game in regulation time though,

when kicker Alek Greenleaf nailed the extra point attempt off the right upright. As the game went into overtime, the Kangaroos had the first possession. They were not able to get any offense going. The Rams took over and gained a few yards, but missed a field goal that would have ended the game, and it was on to the second overtime period. This time the Rams were first on offense and Greenleaf would make up for the previous missed kicks by drilling a 23-yard field goal that put the Rams in front for the first time all evening. Lake Washington turned the ball over on the first play of the period and the Rams had come all the way back to win by a score of 15-12. Wilson (6-4) will travel to play Kennewick (5-5) on Saturday, Nov. 14 for a 5 p.m. first round 3A state tournament contest. The winner moves on to the state 3A quarterfinals against the winner of the Lakes versus Kamiakin matchup, which could possibly mean a game in Lakewood or Tacoma should both Wilson and Lakes advance.

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t Boxing Zhuta dodged a wild swing, stepped in with one wellplaced right fist to the jaw and Gardner was flat on his back. The referee counted him out and the fight was over. It was difficult to get a feel for Zhuta (1-0-1), because his opponent was basically out of control and the fight didn’t last long. I expect to see him again, as well as Gardner (2-7-1), because if he’s anything, he’s certainly entertaining. Next up we had one of the EQC’s favorite sons facing what I thought was a bit of a pushover on paper; however it went the distance, and at times elicited some of the biggest cheers of the night. Buckley’s own Jeremy McCleary faced Heath Cline out of Ft. Lewis and right off the bat there was a few raised eyebrows. Without mincing words, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a fighter as short as Heath Cline. He’s listed officially as 5-3, but I’m not going to be buying that anytime soon. While he was short, he was built like a Mack Truck and it was going to be difficult for McCleary, who has yet to really find his power punch, to inflict any serious damage. McCleary (8-1-0) would go on to take a unanimous decision and is probably looking forward to any opponent, from anywhere, after facing Cline (0-6-0). For four rounds, it seemed as though a good third of Cline’s attack was swinging over McCleary’s head and finishing the move with a headlock. It was a win, but McCleary was certainly frustrated for four rounds and never really got into any sort of flow, with such an unorthodox opponent in front of him. The next fight on the card was a 140-pound affair, and it very well may have been the fight of the night. Will “Steel” Hughes from Tacoma would face Sean “Beast of War” Gee fighting out of Portland and these two fighters seemed to fit 10 rounds of battle into their four round match. Straight out of the gates, Gee caught Hughes with a right hand that caused Hughes to nearly go down, but he caught himself with his glove on the mat. The referee gave him a standing-eight count and

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they were back at it. After the first round, it looked as though Gee had the pacing, the power and the momentum already established in the fight. It wouldn’t last for long. Hughes came out more active in the second round, connecting with some strong blows that found their way through what appeared to be a quickly tiring Gee’s defense. The crowd began eating up this fight and got louder and louder. The third round saw both fighters setting into a steady pace, with Gee taking most of the punishment. At times it seemed as though Hughes was nailing Gee with five to 10 shots without an answer from his opponent. Hughes looked to be leading slightly after three rounds. Gee came out swinging in the fourth round and Hughes found himself eating some serious shots. It wouldn’t last long though, as Hughes swung the balance of the fight back to his side as he began to pepper Gee with combos. There were actually a few times where a worn out Hughes was speed bagging an even more worn out Gee, but there wasn’t any dynamite left in the punches. Both fighters kept dishing it out until the final bell and much of the EQC crowd rose to its feet in appreciation. Hughes (5-3) would take a unanimous decision over Gee (2-3). The semi-main event was a full six rounds of excellent boxing as Isaac Tadeo from Auburn faced Cameron Sevilla-Rivera out of Fife in a 158-pound match. Sevilla-Rivera was busy in the first and second rounds, while Tadeo seemed to be planning for a full fight. After clearly losing the first round, and by a nose in the second, Tadeo began to assert himself at an increasing rate, round after round. By the fourth round, both fighters were slugging it out, with massive amounts of sweat flying and the crowd was dazzled. A flurry by Cameron-Sevilla at the end of the round knocked out Tadeo’s mouth piece. It would prove to be the highwater mark for CameronSevilla the rest of the bout. The fifth round saw both fighters still swinging

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McKinney to Emmanuel Wells. Rodney Sio would score on a four-yard run a couple of plays later. The try for two points failed, and the Vikings were right back in it at 14-6. The second quarter started a little more slowly but made up for the slow start with a frenetic ending. After the teams had traded possessions, Rainier Beach tried a fake punt that did not go well and once again the Abes' special teams provided the team with an opportunity. They took over on the Vikings' 30 yard line, and it only took a couple of plays before Simon scored on a 10-yard run. The next time the Vikings had the ball, Jeffery Williams picked off a McKinney pass, setting the Abes up with great field position, of which they took advantage, scoring on a nine-yard pass from Hamilton to Alvin Johnson. Rainier Beach seemed determined to stay in the game and drove steadily down the field on their next possession, but that ended when Lincoln's Lawrence Greer intercepted another McKinney pass, this time in the end zone. Lincoln took over, drove 80 yards down the field, and added another score with five seconds to go in the half when Hamilton carried the ball in from seven yards out. Lincoln was in control and cruising, 35-6 at the half. The pace of the game slowed significantly in the second half. The only score of the quarter came with 5:04 remaining, when the Vikings' McKinney completed a 33-yard pass to Ari Marr for the touchdown. The extra point was good and Rainier Beach had trimmed the lead to 35-13. Things got a little puzzling at this point and very tense as well for the Lincoln

freely and looking fresh. Tadeo was able to pick his spots and dodged most of the biggest bombs coming from Cameron-Sevilla. By the sixth round, Tadeo looked to have the lightest feet and quickest hands, but was unable to inflict enough damage to put his opponent in too much trouble. Tadeo (6-0-0) would go on to take a unanimous decision, while CameronSevilla (6-2-1) was left thinking about the big punches that were almost there. Up last on the fight bill was the WBA/NABA United States Super Middleweight championship fight. After a ten-round war between the two fighters in January that saw Mike Gavronski walk away with a unanimous decision, this was a matchup that local fight fans have been salivating over. These two fighters are not crazy about each other and there wasn’t any touching of the gloves after the first bell. It was nothing but business. The first round was a solid back and forth between fighters with Gavronski getting a slight edge at the end of three minutes. He also had a bleeding gash somewhere on the right side of his skull, probably from an accidental head butt. While it bled throughout the fight, it didn’t seem to have any effect on events. Johnson came out strong in the second round and connected with some solid power punches to Gavronski’s head and looked to win a slight advantage for the round. The third round saw more of Johnson getting past Gavronski’s jabs and clutches to inflict some serious shots. At this moment, Johnson looked more in control than at any point in their first fight and it didn’t bode well for the Tacoma favorite. Just when the fight seemed to be swinging toward Johnson, Gavronski came out with a strong fourth round. With his long reach, Gavronski was able to stick several body shots that would then open up Johnson for some head shots. While he scored some points, Gavronski wasn’t able to follow up on many punches or put Johnson in trouble. The fifth round was possibly the closest of the

fans. They elected to go for it on a fourth and seven at their own 37. They did not convert, and the Vikings took over with a short field and some momentum. Rainier Beach worked the ball all the way down to the Abes' two yard line as the third quarter ended, and it seemed that we were on the verge of seeing a game break out. Lincoln was able to make a goal line stand, but kept the tension high as they were stopped on three straight plays and had to punt. The snap on the punt play went soaring over the punter's head and through the end-zone for a safety, giving the Vikings another two points, and great field position to start their next possession. At this point, Lincoln's defense appeared to decide that enough was enough and stopped the Vikings cold. Lincoln took over at their 49 and drove 51 yards for what would be the final score of the evening, a two-yard run by Tristian Kwon with 6:44 remaining. After a somewhat questionable two point conversion, with the score being 43-15, the Abes were able to keep the rest of the game under control and leave with the win, despite some sloppy play and strange decisions. Lincoln (10-0) will move on to the first round of the 3A state tournament as they host a dangerous Bonney Lake (6-4) squad at Lincoln Bowl on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Just like last year, should the Abes win, they would face the Eastside Catholic Crusaders in the 3A state quarterfinals. The only difference this time is that the Abes will have to travel to play on the home turf of the consensus top-ranked team in the state on Nov. 20 or 21. A big, bright note for the Abes is the expected return of junior quarterback Joey Sinclair for the state tournament run. After a mercurial start to the 2015 season, Sinclair has been sidelined with a broken collarbone.

fight. Both fighters seemed to give as well as they got, and when the bell rang, I’m glad I didn’t have to make a decision as to who won the round. It was that close. From this point on, the fight swung toward Johnson dramatically. His fight strategy was paying off and he was beating Gavronski to the punch, all the while on a continual attack. Rounds six and seven went to Johnson, and they were just a precursor for a big eighth that saw Gavronski score a few shots, but unable to follow up on them. Toward the end of the round Johnson would get Gavronski in the corner and delivered a flurry of punches that sent his opponent halfway through the ropes, dazed and bleeding. Gavronski would beat the referee’s 10-count, but looked wobbly and in trouble. The referee backed away from him and told him to walk toward him. Gavronski was able to, but just barely. As the referee got the fight back into swing, the 10-second notice rang out and Johnson came flying in with a swarm of punches, trying to end the fight. As the bell sounded, Gavronski was bleeding freely from both nostrils and looked in rough shape. The fight doctor looked over Gavronski throughout the entirety of the intermission and as the ninth round bell rang to start things up, told the referee that the fight was over. Johnson was the new champ. The Tacoma crowd would leave a little deflated. However, it was a good call by the doctor. Gavronski (20-2-1) wasn’t going to make it through the ninth round, barring a miracle. I’m sure he’ll be back though. The next Battle at the Boat 104 goes down on Jan. 15 at the EQC. Mark your calendars and make some plans.

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a three goal defensive showing delivered by the Chicago Mustangs over the Milwaukee Wave in a 4-3 nail-biter. Otherwise, teams regularly give up five, six, 10 and even more goals in this high-speed, highscoring sport. On Saturday, the Stars next home opponent, Soles de Sonora, hung a 15-8 beating on the San Diego Sockers. You read that correctly – the San Diego Sockers. After the fantastic player introductions that involved a video, laser lights and even a backflip off the boards by Waltman, the Stars got down to business. After several early looks, Tacoma got on the scoreboard as forward Dan Antoniuk found himself in the right place at the right time and punched the ball past Sacramento goalkeeper Chris Welch. The Stars led 1-0 just 3:36 into the first quarter. Next up for the Stars would be another newcomer, midfielder Jamar Beasley, who took a feed from Tacoma veteran Mark Lee and blasted a shot past Welch. Tacoma now led 2-0 with just over two minutes remaining in the first quarter. The Stars would see several scoring opportunities in the first turn into near misses, as well as some field goal blasts well above the goal. The score would hold 2-0 through the end of the first quarter. Both defenses buckled down in the second quarter. The Stars continued their new, measured attack, waiting for an opening. On the defensive end, the Stars defenders, and Waltman, were shutting the door on every Sacramento opportunity. It wasn’t until two minutes remained in the first half when Lee would ring up another assist as former Wilson High School soccer legend Joey Gjertsen one-timed the pass into the back of the net and the Stars would take a 3-0 lead into the locker rooms for halftime. The addition of Antoniuk paid dividends again early in the third quarter as the tall veteran planted passes from Adam West and Beasley into the back of the net, stretching the Stars lead to 5-1 halfway into the third quarter and giving Antoniuk a hat trick in his first game with the club. Shutouts in indoor soccer are a rare animal. The crowd was itching to see the Stars’ defense close the deal on Sacramento and truly pull off a night of nights, but sometimes even the best defense is going to find itself on the wrong end of some bounces. With four minutes left in the game, Sacramento made a run toward the box as Carlos Carranza sent a blast toward the Stars’ goal that a diving Waltman deflected off of his chest. The ball kicked around the box for a heartbeat before Solomi Olajcde got behind the last defender and tapped the ball in. Tacoma will hit the road for three games in three days as they visit Turlock on Thursday, Nov. 12 and then play a doubleheader over the next two nights against Sacramento. The Stars return home on Friday, Nov. 20 against the impressive Soles de Sonora with a 7:35 p.m. first kick. Also mark your calendars for two big December matches between the Stars and the Dallas Sidekicks on Dec. 4 at 7:35 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 3:05 p.m.


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Breakfast with Santa!



Only 175 Available

Saturday, December 5, 2015 9:00-11:00 a.m.

The City of Fife Parks and Recreation Department presents Breakfast with Santa. Meet and greet Santa while enjoying a delicious breakfast, a free photo with Santa, and a few additional surprises!

Tickets available at the Fife Community Center, 253-922-0900.

City Life

A Comedy of Errors






TIME TO DANCE. David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Louie Pérez, Steve Berlin and Conrad Lozano of Los Lobos will play their hits at the Pantages. By Ernest A. Jasmin


t's been a big year for legendary rockers Los Lobos, who recently dropped a new album, “Gates of Gold”; celebrated the release of an insightful new bio by Chris Morris, “Los Lobos: Dream in Blue” (University of Texas Press, $17.34); and were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2016. On Friday, Nov. 13, the Grammy Award-winning quintet will bring hits like “Come On, Let's Go,” “One Time One Night” and “La Bamba” to the Pantages Theater, where they'll get support from “X-Factor” alumnus and Tacoma native, Leroy Bell & His Only Friends. Recently, we caught up with keyboardist Steve Berlin to talk about new tunes, the odds of getting into the Hall of Fame and why he thinks of Tacoma as the next Portland. TACOMA WEEKLY: I'd read that you lived in Portland but couldn't help noticing you have a 206 area code. Are you up here now? BERLIN: No, I used to live on Vashon Island, so I was there for 16 years. I was a SeaTac resident for many years and still

LOS LOBOS WITH LEROY BELL & HIS ONLY FRIENDS 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 Pantages Theater 901 Broadway Tickets are $29 to $85

root for the Mariners and the Seahawks. Not so much the Sounders any more. Anything else, I'm Seattle all the way. TW: Not so much the Sounders. Is that because… BERLIN: I drank the Kool-Aid here with the Timbers. TW: Uh ohhh, you're gonna be ticking people off now. How did you wind up in the area? BERLIN: Well, I moved to L.A. from Philadelphia in the '70s. I enjoyed my time there, but I didn't love it enough to want to spend the rest of my life there. I kind of like seasons, I like rain. One day, my wife and I took a vacation up to Seattle and just kind of stumbled into a beautiful house for sale there, and we just jumped for it. That's a lot of years ago now. We really love the Northwest. We're not going anywhere soon. TW: If you lived on Vashon, you must be pretty familiar with Tacoma. BERLIN: Oh yeah. My wife is a bronze sculptor. Her foundry is in Tacoma, so we go up there a lot. I've been in Portland for 11 years now, but a lot of what's going on in Tacoma reminds me a lot of what I liked about Portland when I first moved here; just a lot of interesting people doing interesting things. TW: One of the big happenings with the band this fall is you got nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. BERLIN: It's pretty gratifying, I have to say. We've won a few awards over the years, and it's always nice to get the recognition of your peers, but that's kind of a big one. There's no posers, there's no Milli Vannillis in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (He chuckles.) The competition is pretty formidable. The class of 2015

is really strong, so I won't be the most shocked guy in the world if we don't get in on the first ballot. It's like the Baseball Hall of Fame. It usually takes a couple of tries to get in. TW: What's it like on the road with this band now versus 20, 30 years ago BERLIN: We're actually getting sillier. (He laughs.) It's hard to fathom sometimes that these are 60-plus-year-old grandfathers acting the way that they do, but what can I tell ya. That's the way that they are. Really, not much has changed. We try and enjoy ourselves to the maximum extent that we can, and often do. TW: You've got some new tunes to play this time around. You took five years off between the new album (“Gates of Gold”) and “Tin Can Trust.” Is that a deliberate thing? BERLIN: The last one was deliberate to the extent that we had the 40th anniversary in the middle of those five years. We did the 30th anniversary record, and we did it the way you do an anniversary. Back then, there were actually record labels, so we actually had funding to do it. These days it's not like that, and quite honestly I don't think any of us were up to the challenge of whatever the 40th anniversary record is supposed to sound like. So we just bypassed that by putting out a live record. So we tried to buy ourselves a little bit of time. It's not like we were sitting around doing nothing. We were touring the whole time and doing a bunch of other stuff. But we definitely knew it was time for some new material and new ideas. So we started on this record early this year, and somehow or another managed to get

it out this fall. TW: There's also a book (“Los Lobos: Dream in Blue” by Chris Morris, University of Texas Press, $17.34) that's kind of a companion piece in a way. Is there stuff that may surprise your fans in there? BERLIN: Chris is a good friend of mine. He and I actually went to see Los Lobos together for the first time. (Berlin joined in the early '80s.) I think it's just a really well written book. He found a narrative arc that I don't think any of us really thought was there in terms of how everything worked out. One of the best things that he did was he really went back (to) this guy named Frank Gonzalez who's arguably the founding member of the band, who was very hardcore, militant about playing acoustic folkloric music and didn't want to plug in. ... We never really think about the early, early days of the band. We're just worried about the next thing. So I think it's kind of cool to hear Frank tell his side of the very beginnings of the band. That was pretty neat. TW: What kind of set are you playing? Is there a particular era you're focusing on? BERLIN: We're obviously gonna feature the new one a little bit. We're playing three or four of those in our regular rotation. But we don't really plan a set list very much. Certainly, we don't do it far enough in the future that I know what's gonna happen. Lot of times – almost all the time now – we just kind of feel the moment and kind of roll with it (to) just kind of get a sense of what the audience is into. If a set list is necessary, we'll do one. Sometimes they'll need it in advance for licensing or lights. But more often than not, we'll just take it wherever it wants to go.

town. Showing at B2 Gallery Nov. 14 to Jan. 9, “RINGSIDE: A Boxing Theme Exhibition” showcases visual inspirations featuring two- and three-dimensional themed artwork that celebrate the art form of boxing. “RINGSIDE” welcomes the works of Tacoma sculptor Michael Bible, veteran photographer Chris Farina, painter and Champion Kickboxer Kevin Brewerton, and California oil painter Julie Snyder. B2 Gallery is located at 711 St. Helens Ave. Info: and on Facebook.

Museum and Center for Culture & Arts: “A Tour of Asia and the Pacific Islands.” Performances include Korean drumming, Okinawa drumming, dancing from Hawaii, Fiji and Tonga. Interactive activities include Korean calligraphy, Japanese name-writing, Mongolian art and games, Cambodian art and T-shirts, and more. Art demonstrations include Tapa Cloth making, India sand artists, and Micronesia artists. Nov. 14, noon to 6 p.m. The museum is located at 309 4th St. NE in Puyallup. Info:

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE EUPHONIUM VIRTUOSO The Tacoma Concert Band will present “Hands Across the Sea,” on Nov. 21 featuring euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead. The concert will also include the world premiere of “Under the Bridges of Paris,” a multimedia composition (music and video) by respected composer and Tacoma’s own Deborah Anderson. Englishman Mead is widely regarded as one of the most successful professional euphonium soloists in the world today, performing over 75 concerts per year with some of the leading orchestras, wind bands, military bands, and brass bands in the world. 7:30 p.m., Pantages Theater. Tickets from $18, with discounts for students, seniors and military personnel, available at the Broadway Center Box Office, 901 Broadway, (253) 591-5894, or

TWO VIOLIN PHENOM Music Director Sarah Ioannides continues her second season with Tacoma Symphony Orchestra with mesmerizing violinist Caroline Goulding. On Sunday, Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m. at the Pantages Theater, Tacoma Symphony performs the U.S. premiere of Luis Tinoco’s “Before Spring - A Tribute to the Rite.” Goulding then performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 “Reformation” follows. Named “precociously gifted” by Gramophone Magazine, Goulding has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s premier orchestras. The Nov. 22 performance marks her debut with Tacoma Symphony. Tickets: 1 (800) 2917593 or

THREE ‘RINGSIDE’ Tacoma has always been a great fight

FOUR TOUR OF ASIA The Puyallup School District is partnering with the Asia Pacific Cultural Center to present the next in its free series of culture and arts events at the Karshner

FIVE FAMILY NATURE WALK Explore McKinley Park during this free, naturalistled walk on Nov. 14, 10-11 a.m. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. Not recommended for strollers or children under 3. Pre-registration is recommended at www.metroparkstacoma. org or call (253) 591-6439.



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Museum of the Week: Historic Fort Steilacoom

By Dave R. Davison

9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98498 (Located on the grounds of Western State Hospital) Open every First Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Info:

In “Future Shock,� Alvin Toffler’s 1970 book, the author describes a postindustrial world in which technological and social change, proceeding at an ever-accelerating rate, is causing people to live in a state of disconnectedness and perpetual stress. Toffler calls the condition “future shock.� A lot has changed since 1970 (at an ever accelerating rate). Digital technology has transformed the world. Smart phones, iPads and social media are adding new ways of social interaction to older ways of socializing. Olympia artist Joe Batt seems particularly interested in the ways that digital gadgets are increasingly becoming the means by which we interface with the world around us and with each other. Batt’s one-man show, “In the Cloud,� recently opened at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College and is one of the best shows to appear there of late. Batt, a specialist in ceramic art who teaches at South Puget Sound Community College, has created a series of almost lifesized children out of clay. His mastery of the medium is apparent in the varieties of their clothing and in the exquisite detailing of the seams, fringes and wrinkles thereof. Batt’s use of color pencil (instead of glaze) gives the fired clay toddlers a subtle patina. They exist somewhere in the realm between garden statues and life-like dolls. All are depicted holding various electronic devices like smart phones, joysticks or remote controls.

Fort Steilacoom occupies an important position in the history of early America and the Pacific Northwest. The fort played a significant role in the settling of Washington Territory. Beginning with its construction in 1849 and ending with its closure in 1868, Fort Steilacoom served as a beacon of American power and promise, promoting the migration of settlers to Washington and securing American interest in the region. Located in the south Puget Sound, Fort Steilacoom was a part of an early network of settlements including Forts, Camps and Military Posts, which were owned by either the United States or the Hudson’s Bay Company. Today, the Historic Fort Steilacoom Association seeks to interpret and preserve the fort’s remaining structures, reminding current and future generations of the fort’s contributions to the history of the United States. Museum includes a gift shop. NOV


This week’s events:

Nov. 15, 2 p.m. The Soldiers of Fort Steilacoom


TECHNO. "Princess of Apps," by Joe Batt is

stoneware colored with color pencil and pastels.

Charcoal drawings of satellites, cellular towers and of people staring down into their hand-held devices are fixed to the gallery walls or dangle (the satellites) form the ceiling. There are also charcoal drawings of cartoonish clouds to make an obvious pun of the technological term, “cloud computing.� Batt’s use of figurines of children as the vehicle by which to explore his musings on the effects of technology is a brilliant stroke. One is struck by the generational divisions and subdivisions that the increasing rate of technological change is causing. These innocent beings also appear as test subjects in a cruel experiment, the outcome of which might not be beneficial to them or to us. They are

strangely devoid of emotion, like little automatons grafted (sometimes literally) to their electronic devices. Are they impervious to “future shock� or terminally suffering from it? The satellites above are godlike, bringing the manna of communication and entertainment, but also watching – always watching. Is this a frightening glimpse at a “brave� new world or the dawning light of a new birth of human freedom? Batt seems to sense that we stand at the crossroads and we cannot know if these little children will turn out to be angelic or monstrous. “In the Cloud� runs through Dec. 11. For further information visit

Location: Quarters 2. Artist-historian Alan Archambault will present an illustrated talk about military uniforms worn by the soldiers at Fort Steilacoom from 1849 to 1868. Learn about the soldiers and military units that served on Fort Steilacoom from 1849 to 1868. Based on primary research in archives and libraries, this program reconstructs the life of the soldiers at the fort and discusses their uniforms, weapons, and equipage. Donations accepted.



Upcoming events:

Dec. 12 Christmas at Fort Steilacoom Reenactors will present a period candlelight Christmas in the remaining officers’ quarters. The gift shop will also be open for Christmas shopping. Tickets will be available at the Fort Steilacoom Interpretive Center in Quarters 4 during the event, 47:30 p.m. Adults $5, children $3, family $10.





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Lakewood Playhouse is an institution. Now in its 77th season, it is far older than the City of Lakewood, which was not incorporated until 1996. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of continual use of the theater building that currently houses the organization. The Villa Plaza, the Lakewood Mall and now the Lakewood Towne Center have successively occupied the surrounding area while the theater held firm through thick and thin. It is now sandwiched between the Pierce County transit hub and the nondescript building that contains the Old Country Buffet. Last weekend saw the opening of Lakewood Playhouse’s second offering of its 77th season: “A Comedy of Errors,� one of William Shakespeare’s earlier works. Lakewood Playhouse’s version has been slightly adapted from the original. Much of Shakespeare’s original script is intact, but the setting is now contemporary: Portland, Ore., not Ephesus. The outsiders come not from the island of Syracuse, but from Seattle. The production is thus like a mash-up of the television show “Portlandia� and Shakespearean comedy. Director Kristie Worthey calls the play a tongue-incheek look at the friendly competition between Portland and Seattle. “This is not your mother’s Shakespeare,� said Managing Artistic Director John Munn in his introduction to the play. All of the gags in the story are set off by the mistaken identity involving two sets of identical twins that have been separated at birth. One set, a merchant’s son and his servant, were brought up in Seattle while the other wellborn son and his servant were brought up in Portland. The story of how the whole family came to be split up in an airplane crash (in the original, it was a shipwreck) is told near the beginning of the show. Enigmatically, the wellborn twin boys both have the same name, as do the twin servants. There is a Portland Antipholus and a Seattle Antipholus; a Portland Dromio and a Seattle Dromio. The Portland Antipholus is married to a well-off local girl


STARS. Jodie Chapin (Adriana) and Nastassia

Reynolds (Luciana) from the Lakewood Playhouse production of "A Comedy of Errors." The two actresses steal the show with their with their adroit handeling of Shakespearean dialogue.

but is something of a playboy. The Seattle Antipholus is unmarried and falls in love with the sister of his Portland doppelganger’s wife. It is all very convoluted and the gag of mistaken identities soon wears thin. For those of us rusty in Elizabethan English, it is sometimes difficult to unravel the swift-flowing Shakespearean dialogue. Mercifully, there are plenty of pithy asides that lighten things up. The use or rock guitar riffs in the interludes and the frequent antics of the characters (all dressed in quirky outfits that are examples of Portland “weirdness�), also

keeps things humming along. Many of the actors seem to lack conviction – preoccupied, perhaps, with the monumental task of spewing out all of the bard’s flowery dialogue. The two female leads, however, manage to deliver their lines with both fluidity and emotional content. Jodie Chapin as Adriana – wife of Portland Antipholus – breathes fire into her fury and soaks us in her sorrow. Nastassia Reynolds manages to steal the show with her yoga-practicing version of Luciana, the unmarried sister of Adriana. One of the most sublime moments in the production features Reynolds sitting Buddha-like on the central dais while Chapin circles around on roller skates sporting bright red hair, a polka dotted shirt and red shorts. As she circles, Chapin flawlessly belts out her poetic lines. Frank Roberts does an energetic version of both versions of Dromio and Ben Stahl comes through on double duty as both versions of Antipholus. There is a great deal of acrobatics, music and comic relief from a talented cast that includes Ashley Mowreader (nice balloon sculptures), Sabrina Ebengho (high energy), Tre’mar Baptiste (great fencing poise), Jill Heinecke (a sultry courtesan), Andrew Redford (points for juggling), and the rest of the cast and crew. Rebecca Thorpe’s flute-playing street vendor provides some of the best laughs with her nonShakespearean remarks. Honorable mention needs to be made of Isaac Gutierrez, Chris Johnstone, Adam King, Cameron Waters and Virginia Yanoff, all of whom hold their own in this comedic romp. Brett Carr’s spare set consists of suspended cutouts of Portland landmarks and a central dais accessed by four ramps. Nena Curley’s costume designs, meanwhile, keep the audience thinking of Portland with characters in outfits like Gutierrez’ ensemble of a kilt, top hat and a tee shirt emblazoned with a Darth Vader mask that is decorated like a days-of-the-dead skull. “A Comedy of Errors" runs through Nov. 29. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. “Pay What You Can Thursdays� are Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. For further information visit


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• Iliza Shlesinger: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 to 5, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5, Tacoma Comedy Club, $15 to $25; • Vicci Martinez with Will Jordan: 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28, Jazzbones; • Trans-Siberian Orchestra: 4 and 8 p.m. Nov. 28, KeyArena, Seattle, $41 to $72. • Leann Rimes: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Emerald Queen Casino, $35 to $80.

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RISE AND SHINE. (left to right) Seth Morrison, John Cooper, Jen Ledger

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and Korey Cooper comprise the Christian rock band Skillet. The group will perform at this weekend's Winter Jam at the Tacoma Dome. By Ernest A. Jasmin

“Awake” is the biggest release of Christian-rock band Skillet’s nearly 20 year run, having debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 100 album chart in 2009 and gone on to achieve platinum status, with more than a million copies sold. But sometimes a heavy burden comes with success, as singer-bassist John Cooper was reminded during the sessions for his band’s follow-up album, 2013’s “Rise.” “I have not listened to that album since the day it got mastered,” said Cooper, who will join his band mates – drummer Jen Ledger, guitarist Seth Morrison and his wife, multi-instrumentalist Korey Cooper – on stage at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Nov. 14, a stop of the package worship tour Winter Jam. “If I hear it, it begins to affect me. I start getting angry. I get all emo and aggro,” he added, laughing heartily from his end of the phone line last week. With “Rise,” art and commerce collided more jarringly than on Skillet’s previous seven albums. Cooper described a grueling recording process that involved writing a whopping 72 songs, and feeling smothered by increasing demands from the band’s label, Warner Brothers. “I didn’t like who I was becoming because

we were fighting all the time with the label and fighting with the producer (Howard Benson),” he said. “We had so much success on the previous record, ‘Awake,’ there was a lot of pressure. … It’s funny. When people have a really successful movie or an album, or whatever it may be, the follow up is a real headache because more people are getting involved; and they don’t always know why the album was a hit.” However, Cooper said his band is back in a better mindset and well into the writing process for the next record. “It took about a year and a half to get out of that head space and just start writing songs that I liked,” he said. “I didn’t care if the label liked them. I didn’t care if the producer liked ‘em. I just wrote what I wanted to write. Eventually the label started enjoying what I was writing, and I got a new producer involved.” The producer is Brian Howes, responsible for Skillet's seventh studio album in 2006. “‘Comatose’ … is still my favorite Skillet record,” Cooper said. “I find [Howes] to be an inspiring producer. He was really liking what me and my wife Korey were writing; and we think we’re gonna make (something) comparable to the best records we’ve ever made. It’s been a pretty exciting time, to turn that

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B SHARP COFFEE: Reuel Lubag (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA G. DONNALSON'S: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 8 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Chapter 5 (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Big Wheel Stunt Show (rock) 8 p.m., $10 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G'S: Jar of Flies, Outshined, Washed in Black (grunge tribute) 8 p.m., $15-$20, AA METRONOME COFFEE: Harris Face (folk, rock, blues) 8 p.m., NC, AA PANTAGES: Los Lobos (rock, Latin) 7:30 p.m., $29-$85, AA REAL ART TACOMA: Hilltop Rats, My Life in Black and White, Ten Pole Drunk, Land of Wolves (punk) 8 p.m., $10, AA THE SWISS: Two Story Zori, Island Bound (reggae) 8:45 p.m., $10 TACOMA COMEDY: Pablo Francisco (comedy) 7:30, 10:30 p.m., $25-$30, 18+ early show

SATURDAY, NOV. 14 TACOMA COMEDY: Pablo Francisco (comedy) 7:30, 10:30 p.m., $25$30, 18+ early show

B SHARP COFFEE: Paul Green Blues Band (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA DOYLE'S: Planet Groove (funk) 10 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON'S: Rick Gonzalez (jazz) 8 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Chapter 5 (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Warren G, Cold Note, Brain Storm, Mr. Von, Almond Roca (hip-hop) 8 p.m., $20 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G'S: Wild Child (rock) 8 p.m., $10, AA RIALTO: Northwest Sinfonietta presents “Verdi & Schubert” (classical) 7:30 p.m., $20-$60 THE SPAR: The Olson Brothers (country) 7 p.m., NC THE SWISS: Nite Wave ('80s covers) 9 p.m., $5-$10

NORTHERN PACIFIC: Geriatric Jazz (jazz) 11 a.m., NC, AA O'MALLEY'S: Comedy open mic, 8:30 p.m., NC REAL ART TACOMA: Children of Seraph, Nothing Sounds Good, Fauna Flora, Evil Tess, Crazy Kid from Yesterday (hard rock) 7 p.m., $8, AA THE SPAR: Little Bill & The Bluenotes (blues, jazz) 7 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Battle of the Sexes (comedy) 8 p.m., $10$14, 18+

MONDAY, NOV. 16 JAZZBONES: Rockaroke (live band karaoke) 9 p.m., NC B SHARP COFFEE: Creative Colloquy (spoken word open mic) 7 p.m., NC, AA DAWSON'S: Heather Jones and the Groove Masters (R&B, soul) 8 p.m., NC


ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3, AA B SHARP COFFEE: Peeled Bananas (comedy open mic) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA DAVE'S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (blues, rock) 7 p.m., NC DAWSON'S: Brian Feist and Doug Skoog (blues) 8 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Ha Ha Tuesday with Rodger Lizaola (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $5 NORTHERN PACIFIC: Stingy Brim Slim (blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18 JAZZBONES: Jazzbones Unplugged with Jeanlizabeth and Danny Godinez (acoustic) 8 p.m., $5

DAWSON'S: Linda Myers Band (R&B, blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC HARMON TAPROOM: Open mic with Steve Stefanowicz, 7 p.m., NC NORTHERN PACIFIC: Open mic, 7:30 p.m., NC, AA 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.



TACOMA COMEDY: Sarah Colonna (comedy) 8 p.m., $10-$20, 18+; Comic Strip Cabaret (comedy, burlesque) 10:30 p.m., $15

RIALTO: Tacoma Youth Symphony presents “The Music of Love” (classical) 3 p.m., $8-$19

B SHARP COFFEE: Tacoma Bellydance Revue, 7 p.m., NC, AA DAWSON'S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN: The Dean Reichert Band (blues) 5 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Warren G, Cold Note, Brain Storm, Mr. Von, Almond Roca (hip-hop) 8 p.m., $20 JOHNNY'S DOCK: Rockin' Aces (country, blues, rock) 5 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Bluegrass Sunday, 3 p.m., NC

B SHARP COFFEE: Keith Henson Jazz Octet (jazz) 8 p.m., NC, AA CHARLEY'S: Blues jam with Richard Molina, 8 p.m., NC DAVE'S OF MILTON: Open jam, 8 p.m., NC DAWSON'S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON'S: Al Gord (jazz piano) 8 p.m., NC, AA KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC THE SWISS: Barleywine Revue (bluegrass) 7 p.m., NC

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Young at Art, a new children’s gallery, has just opened its very first grand exhibition of works by young artists. Come view, come buy, come celebrate the artistic expressions of young artists. The Gallery accepts submissions from any young artists, under the age of 18. Throughout the year, the Gallery will have a series of theme oriented art exhibitions to showcase the children’s art with patron supported silent auctions, and events for kids to meet visiting artists and learn about different art media. Price: Free. Info: and on Facebook. REGENCY CONCERT SERIES: CAMAS WIND QUINTET Fri., Nov. 13, 3:40 p.m. Pacific Lutheran University – Lagerquist Concert Hall, Wheeler St. South Camas Wind Quintet is a resident professional chamber ensemble of Pacific Lutheran University, where it performs regularly in the Regency Concert Series. In addition, since its organization in 1979 the quintet has performed throughout the Northwest. It is recognized as one of the outstanding professional chamber ensembles in the area. Price: $8; $5 seniors. Info: (253) 535-7787

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THE ANTHONY PRESTI TRIO Fri., Nov. 13, 9 p.m. Harmon Brewery & Restaurant, 1938 Pacific Ave. The Anthony Presti Trio plays

DANCE THEATRE NORTHWEST HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE Sat., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Narrows Glen, 8201 6th Ave. Dance Theatre Northwest

BYZANTINE ICONOGRAPHY AND MANUSCRIPT IMAGES Fri., Nov. 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Catholic Community Services, 1323 S Yakima Ave. Pamelia Pruitt-Colvin and Kathy McKee are exhibiting their work in the sacred art of iconography, using the Ancient Byzantine egg tempera technique. The style is based on techniques taught by Russian masters. Price: Free. Info: (253) 502-2617

presents their Holiday Performance. This performance will feature dancers in the “Nutcracker” roles and other audience favorites. Price: Free. Info: (253) 778-6534 SANTA PORTRAIT SESSIONS BENEFITING THE THINK SMALL PROJECT Sat., Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Illusion of Grandeur Photography Portrait Studio, 1901 Jefferson Ave. Want to get your Santa pictures done before the holiday rush, and without standing in line? Here’s your chance. A $30 non-refundable retainer holds your 10-minute session. You can apply your retainer to the package of your choice (packages start at $30). All proceeds benefit the Think Small Project. Price: $30. Info: (253) 617-0000 SECOND SATURDAY BOOK CLUB Sat., Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E. You are always welcome to this fun and lighthearted book club. Visit the Summit Library help desk for your copy of the book. Ages: Adults. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3321

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PEOPLE OF THE ADZE: SHOALWATER BAY TRIBE Mon., Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave. The highly decorative, yet utilitarian carvings created by the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe and members of its Carving Apprenticeship Program, are on display at the Washington State History Museum. Sponsored in part by Keybank. Price: $11 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and military, children 5 and under free. Info: (253) 272-3500

SPANNING TACOMA Wed., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tacoma Historical Society Museum, 919 Pacific Ave. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Tacoma’s waterways and deep gulches presented challenges to an expanding city. Tacoma’s bridges designed for trains, trolleys, pedestrians, autos and bicycles linked industry to city and neighborhood to neighborhood. Price: Free. Info: (253) 472-3738

BABY TIME AT TACOMA MAIN LIBRARY Tues., Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m. Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. Join us for one-on-one lap time with bouncing rhymes, a short story, songs and group play. These activities enhance development of language and sensory skills. Program is for babies (ages birth to 2) with a parent or caregiver. Price: Free. Info: (253) 292-2001

BATTLE OF THE SEXES Sun., Nov. 15, 8-9:30 p.m. Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St. Stand-up and improv collide to prove who is better once and for all: men or women? Ages: 18 and over. Price: $10$14. Info: (253) 282-7203

LINE DANCING FOR BEGINNERS Tues., Nov. 17, 6 p.m. Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way Come and learn what line dancing is all about. Dance to all styles of music while getting a great workout. Ages: All ages. Price: $45 for 7 weeks. Info: (253) 383-3900

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POKEMON LEAGUE Thurs., Nov. 19, 4:30-7 p.m. Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. Play Pokemon using cards or DS at the Main Branch of the Tacoma Public Library. Participants will also enjoy a craft activity, refreshments and the chance to socialize with other fans of the game. Players of all levels welcome. Price: Free. Info: (253) 292-2001 STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION GALLERY OPENING Thurs., Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m. Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S. Rounding out the fall semester, the Student Juried Exhibition features exceptional work by PLU’s student artists, chosen by guest jurors. For submission details, visit Exhibition runs through Dec. 16. Price: Free. Info: (253) 535-7162

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WITCHY WOMAN HOROSCOPES Christina Wheeler has been studying astrology for the past 22 years. She writes, creates, laughs too loud, and owns a store called The Nearsighted Narwhal in Tacoma, WA. If you ever want to chew the fat about astrology, contact her at ARIES (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19) Career focus can become an obsession this week as you feel the crushing force of motivation weighing down on you. This can be a good thing if you have a direction to point all of this ambition in, but can leave you feeling moody if you’re not quite sure what to be motivated about. Realize your potential for hard work and follow through with it when you can.

LIBRA (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22) The need to be productive hits you hard this week, as you feel most useful when helping out your family and/or parents. Getting your hands dirty and helping someone out will be weighing on your mind heavily, and there’s no better cure for that than to get down to business. At the end of the day, you can put your feet up and feel like you’ve made a difference.

TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20) Searching for meaning within your work and career will be something you’ll find creeping into your quiet thoughts when you’re not paying attention. Your need to be spiritually fulfilled through your job is a strong one. You may be in need of a job change or a different career to push you in the direction you need to go. Keep your mind open.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Efficiency is the key to your week and the lock is communicating how you feel without a messy display of emotion. There are talks that need to happen, intentions that need to be known, and it’s no longer something that you can put off. A detached approach may be best, especially in dealing with something heavily emotional. Be strong.

GEMINI (May 21 – Jun. 20) There may be a general moodiness that you’re not used to this week, despite your mercurial nature. When a wrench gets thrown in your plans and things don’t work out the way you want them to, try to go with the flow instead of feeling like the epicenter of an explosion. Realize all plans are loose plans and that you can only count on change.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) There is plenty of work that’s piling up at home and your other obligations may have drawn you away from it. The leaky faucet, the missing fence board, the impending oil change all need to be taken care of. Not only physically, but also metaphorically. Take the time to tidy up your mental state and your way of life. There’s always room for improvement.

CANCER (Jun. 21 – Jul. 22) Your general moodiness will turn to a calm stoicism as your relationships focus more on the hard work of being together than the joy of it. This may be a good time to not have powerful emotions blocking your path to making it work. All relationships are a work in progress and you realize what’s being asked of you and you do it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) While normally you are career-focused, ambitious, and maybe just a tad bit stoic, this week you rely on those traits to get you by. If there is something emotional brewing under the surface, you may choose to refocus that energy into something more practical. If it helps you to carry on, no worries. They don’t call them coping mechanisms for nothing.

LEO (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22) As a natural helper because of your loyalty to your group, this week you get down to brass tacks to find out exactly what way you can be of most use to those around you. When you’re able to be accommodating and of use, your chest puffs out just a little bit more. Roll those sleeves up and do the busy work that people need from you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22) A creative job will be on your to-do list. There is a problem that needs solving and the only solution that will work will be one that you cook up from nothing. This can be stressful, but only if you don’t realize just how good you are at creative problem-solving. Your family relies on you because they know they can. This is your place within the group.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) What is a practical concept and what is a lofty ideal? You may be torn between these two schools of thought as you keep one foot in dreamland and one in hard-hitting reality. Not committing to either one, but finding a balance, is what the true concept is all about. Keep on dreaming, but remember that you can’t hit the snooze button forever. PISCES (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20) Involvement in a higher purpose is essential for you at this time. If you’ve been dealing with sticky, unsavory emotions, there’s no better way for you to take the focus off yourself than to put some hard labor and creative thought into being useful to humanity. When you work on bettering society in small ways, it’s never a waste of time. Everybody wins.




















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TO: Marjorie Morales and Jerry LaPlante In the Welfare of: A-L, M. DOB: 08/18/2014 Case Number: PUY-CW-TPR-2015-0071 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404.

TO: Derick Ferguson Sr Case Name: Tobin, Nicole Vs Ferguson Sr, Derick Case Number: PUY-CV-CUST-2015-0168 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404.

You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 19th day of October, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on Tuesday the 29 day of December, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585.

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NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT. TO: Derick Ferguson Sr Case Name: Tobin, Nicole Vs Ferguson Sr, Derick Case Number: PUY-CV-NC-2015-0167 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on Tuesday the 29 day of December, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT.


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NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

Smile Looking for volunteers who want to share the passion of reading with a struggling reader! All-Star Readers is held Monday and Wednesdays 3:45-5:00 at Arlington Elementary School now through midJune. Contact Lori Ann Reeder, Program Manager at lreeder@ or 253-571-1139 for specifics and to get started. Build Success Many middle school students need your help with math homework and preparing for tests and quizzes in our after school program on Tuesdays at Baker Middle School. Be a part of their successful transition to high school by helping them with math now. Please contact Jenna Aynes at jaynes@ or 253-571-5053 or Lori Ann Reeder lreeder@ or 253-571-1139 for specifics. Build a Brighter Future. Help a Student Read Dedication and tireless efforts are making a difference in our community. Communities In Schools is looking for dedicated volunteers with an interest in tutoring 2nd grade readers or to assist in the Homework Club at Fern Hill Elementary School on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM. Please contact Judy Merritt @ 571-3873 or jmerrit@tacoma.k12. for specific information. Help Students Graduate. The process of grooming kids for success can act as a powerful deterrent to dropping out of high school. Communities In Schools is looking for dedicated volunteers with an interest in tutoring 9-12 grade at Oakland High School. Students need assistance in Algebra, Basic Math and English Monday - Friday. Volunteers must be consistent, reliable and willing to share their knowledge in one of the above areas weekly. Please contact Leigh Butler @ 571-5136 or lbutler@ for more information.

A Student Needs You. The process of grooming kids for success can act as a powerful deterrent to dropping out of high school. Communities In Schools is looking for dedicated volunteers with an interest in tutoring 9-12 grade at Foss High School. Students need assistance in Algebra, English, Geometry and Trigonometry on Monday and/or Wednesdays. Volunteers must be consistent, reliable and willing to share their knowledge in one of the above areas weekly. Please contact Tiffynee TerryThomas @ 571-7380 or xx for details. Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care Needs Volunteers Looking to have a positive impact on your community this year? Invest a few hours per week to support our patients and families. Read a book, listen to life stories, give caregivers a few hours to rest and renew. Apply your listening skills and compassion in a meaningful role as a Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care volunteer. Comprehensive training and on-going support are provided. Join our caring and professional team to change lives-especially your own. Training starts soon. Call 1—855— 534—7050 to learn more or log onto www. and click on Hospice and Palliative Care under “Our Services” Food Bank We are a local food bank on the east side of Tacoma, WA and are powered strictly by volunteers. We provide much needed food and other basic household items to people in need on a weekly basis. Being a volunteer driven organization we are always looking for good people who are interested in donating a few hours of their lives helping make the lives of someone else a little better. Donate as much or as little of your time you want for a wide variety of tasks, there is always plenty to do. If you are looking for a way to be part of something bigger and give a little much needed help to the local community then contact us and we’ll get you started. Please join us in helping to spread a little holiday cheer. Contact Enzi 253-212-2778. PAWS NEEDS WILDLIFE VOLUNTEERS PAWS in Lynnwood is looking for volunteers to help care for wildlife. Every year, PAWS cares for more than 3,000 injured, orphaned or abandoned wildlife. Join the team and you can help feed and care for these remarkable animals. It’s a remarkable experience you won’t find anywhere else! For any questions please contact Mark Coleman, Communications Manager, at 425787-2500 x 817.

VOLUNTEERS Help furnish hope to those in need! NW Furniture Bank Volunteers needed. “NWFB helps restore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need.” Tuesday-Saturday Truck Volunteers Needed- 9:00 am2:00 pm. Truck volunteers ride along in the truck, deliver furniture to clients and make residential and corporate pickups; they are an essential part of the NWFB Team. To volunteer contact us at or call 253302-3868.

Ayusa International SeeksTacoma Host Parents for High School Exchange Students Ayusa International, a 30-year-old nonprofit that promotes global learning through the hosting of high school foreign exchange students, is seeking parents/ families in Tacoma to host for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Ayusa students are 15-18 years old and come from more than 60 countries around the world including Brazil, Japan, Germany, Ecuador, France, Peru, Morocco, China and Spain; they are all proficient in English. For more information, please visit our website:

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35412 88th Ave S, Roy, WA 98580 11.15 AC Land $500.000 11.3 acres located on SR706 off of 506 high traffic count, across from Strip Mall, and a variety of services and businesses. Zoned RAC commercial and industrial businesses that provide goods, services, employment, group homes, and senior housing. Corner of SR 702 and 88th Ave.

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12706 Pacific Hwy SW. Lakewood WA 98499 $120,000 This is a commercial raw land the seller will lease or sale the property can be fenced completely for someone to store equipment or ??. 6000 Sq/Ft, .14 Acres commercial property tucked away between commercial vacant land. Abutting the Sound Transit RR. Pacific Hwy has a high traffic count. Close to all services and freeway. Seller will look at leasing the land and possibly fencing the perimeter. Owner contract terms available.

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Remodeled 4 bdr Craftsmen 2711 S. Melrose St. Tacoma 4 Bed, 1 3/4 Bath, 2,366 SF. Cute & remodeled 1916 Craftsmen Charmer with open floor plan in a great location for walking & biking to everything! Large covered porch, classic entryway, new kitchen opens to large dining & living area, high ceilings, crown molding, large master suite w/ bath plus 2 additional rooms & bath on main & lg. basement w/bonus room, mud room walks out to patio, garden space & low maintenance yard. Dbl car garage w/work area, covered RV parking. Newer roof & windows, this home is truly move-in ready! MLS#: 851997 $249,000

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3 Beds, 1 Bath, 1250 SF. Wonderful Victorian home that has easy commute to UPS & is close to Franklin elementary!!! Large covered front porch. Main floor bedroom. Both a living room & family room Large bedrooms. Breakfast bar & loads of storage in kitchen. Newer roof, storm windows, newer hot water tank & furnace. Great Value Fully fenced backyard and paved driveway. Fresh paint inside and out, new flooring, updated plumbing & electrical, and fully insulated! Plenty of room for your own touches! Super close to 6th Ave! MLS# 832899 $150,000

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OFFICE BUILDING WITH 6 SUITES, Close to Wright’s Park, ideal for Attorneys or Professional use. Asking Price $510,000, Terms. Suites are also available for Lease. price reduction

LONGTIME ESTABLISHED POPULAR RESTR./LOUNGE Business for sale. $149,000 & size, 4,100 sq. ft. Huge reduction PORT ORCHARD, DOWNTOWN Food & Beverage, annual gross sales, approx. $1,300,000, excellent net. Owner selling the business for $250,000. Estate Sale, Price Negotiable. price reduction SAME OWNER: BARTENDING ACADEMY OF TACOMA, Since 1959, Very profitable, Training provided. VERY PROFITABLE GROCERY STORE/DELI/BAKERY/MEAT MARKET. La Huerta International Market #2 at 5605A Pacific Ave.Business For Sale, $259,950, Annual Gross Sales $1,400,000, Seller Financing. price reduction


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