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MEET THE PIO. Loretta Cool is the new public information officer for the Tacoma Police Department.


It is commercial oil field diving’s loss. Loretta Cool is a cop instead of a diver. Now, after 26 years with Tacoma Police Department, she is succeeding Mark Fulghum as its public information officer. She is the person in

“She sees the good in people. You wouldn’t think that with a hostage negotiator, but she has a way of bringing people together.� – Lt. Shawn Stringer the quotes and on the camera with the rotating red lights in the background.

She is a brilliant choice for the job, say her colleagues. X See COOL / page A4


Harbor Lights is not closing, or changing too much


ICONIC. The interior of

Harbor Lights is about to get a facelift. By Kathleen Merryman

This is how panic spreads. One person walks up to a friend and says, “Harbor Lights is closing.� “Noooo,� the friend says. No, not Tacoma’s iconic waterfront restaurant, a snapshot of the middle of the last century with its pink and gray paint job, its low, flat roof and its neon seagull. No, not Anton Barcott’s legacy of honest seafood served in generous portions at fair prices. Well, no. Harbor Lights is not closing forever. It is shutting is doors March 11 for two to three weeks for what Lane Hoss calls a facelift. Hoss is vice president of marketing for Anthony’s, the Bellevue-based restaurant company that bought Harbor Lights in 2000. The wails of “Noooooo� from back then still echo through the universe. Harbor X See HARBOR / page A4


NEW NATIVITY HOUSE. Catholic Community Services is consolidating its scattered services into an efficient campus.



atholic Community Services will break ground a year earlier than hoped on a project that will ease the pressure on Tacoma’s homeless people, and the neighborhoods where they sleep, eat and spend the day. On June 5 they will start construction on New Nativity House, at 1409 S. Yakima Ave. The two buildings, which should be done in summer of 2014, will include 50 secureentrance studio apartments and three programs that are now scattered: s (OSPITALITY +ITCHEN AT  3 9AKIMA Ave., offers meals and a warm, dry place to hundreds of people each day in the old St. Leo’s

School cafeteria. s .ATIVITY (OUSE AT  3 *EFFERSON !VE IS a daytime drop-in center, also with meals. s 4ACOMA !VENUE 3HELTER WITH  BEDS AT 1143 Court ‘E’, is full every night. One building will house the 50 apartments, each with a bathroom and kitchen. Residents will pay about a third of their incomes – and most have Social Security of some kind – in rent. The apartments will face Yakima Avenue and look very much like other buildings in the neighborhood. The difference will be in the secure entrance. All visitors will check in, and security cameras will track activity indoors and out. Behind that, New Nativity House will include a day center with meals, a shelter for men, another for women, showers and laundry

room. The place will be packed with services proven to help folks out of homelessness and into recovery and stability. Partners including the Veterans Administration, hospitals, barbers, South Sound Outreach, lawyers and employment counselors, will connect guests to job training, transportation, legal services, federal and state benefits, even haircuts. The grounds will be landscaped – a big improvement over the present site. Both lots involved have been owned by non-profits and churches, and have not been on property tax rolls for decades. Even now, the CCS partnerships, the services, the referrals, work. “Most of the people we serve are homeless for less than a year,� said Nick Leider who, with Jim Anderson, runs Tacoma Avenue Shelter, X See NATIVITY/ page A4

Economic Development Board touts progress, plays down sequestration cuts By Steve Dunkelberger about 300 to 350 people when it opens this fall. But its speakers also said the mandatory fedEXCELLENT 10 eral cuts now working their way through each The Tacoma/Pierce County Economic department, since Congress has not passed a LIST FOR 2013 Development Board’s (EBD) annual meetbudget, are not as big a deal as first thought

ing at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center last week highlighted the group’s annual list of notable projects capped by news that Amazon is working on a $100-million distribution facility in DuPont that will employ PHOTO BY STEVE DUNKELBERGER

AWARDED. Bev Losey of Brown and Brown Insurance (right) awards former Congressman Norm Dicks the golden shovel for his decades of work to champion economic development in Pierce County.

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CHARTER SCHOOLS: Tacoma School Board examines impact of Initiative 1240. PAGE A5

since a deal will eventually get done. The high note of the event that drew some 500 business leaders and elected officials listed the roster of Top 10 projects that included a $30 million Navy contract landed by Safe Boats International and news that Carlisle Construction Materials is locating a 400,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Frederickson. EDB President Bruce Kendall talked about the fact that even during the economic downturn of recent years, projects were mushrooming

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Ervin Banks has been charged with first-degree attempted murder and firstdegree burglary for an incident that occurred in early February. He was wanted for allegedly shooting an acquaintance in the face after being refused bail money. Banks allegedly called the acquaintance for bail money, something the victim had assisted with in the past. Banks became upset when the man refused to help. Banks is accused of going to the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apartment in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue and shooting when the door was opened. The victim was shot in the face and shoulder. Officers saw Banks on Feb. 26 and arrested him. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was ordered jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.

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A passerby subdued a suspected car prowler after witnessing the man shove a woman who confronted the suspect after finding him in her vehicle. The incident happened on Feb. 25 in the 600 block of South 38th Street. A woman inside an establishment saw the prowler near her vehicle. She went out to observe and found him in the front seat. The suspect allegedly shoved her. The witness pinned the suspect until police arrived. Officers arrested him on suspicion of vehicle prowl and assault.


A man injured two police officers after struggling to avoid being taken for a mental health evaluation. Police went to a home in the 2300 block of Browns Point Boulevard after the 24-year-old suspect called dispatchers and claimed his parents touched him in an inappropriate manner. Officers found the parents inside a bedroom with a deadbolt securing the door. They told police they locked themselves in the room because their son was banging on the door and threatening to kill them if they did not give him a cigarette. The son reportedly has paranoid schizophrenia. After officers told the son he would need to see a mental health professional, he allegedly grabbed one officer, dragged him to the front yard and punched him several times. The officer tried to use a Taser on the suspect but it malfunctioned. The other officer stunned the suspect with another Taser device. The suspect then bit one officer on the arm. The officers were informed there was no room at a secure mental-health facility for the suspect, so they took him to jail for suspicion of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and two counts of felony harassment/ domestic violence. One officer sought treatment at a hospital and was able to return to work.

As everyone already knows, March 3 was national â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Pets Had Thumbs Day.â&#x20AC;? So that seems as good a reason as any to have a pet-themed photo contest this month. The rules are simple. Just send in a photo of you and your pet(s), or one just of your pet(s), with a caption of what you think the pet is thinking and what it would likely do if it had thumbs. Only submit one photo of your pet, although you can submit multiple photos if you have more than one animal in your care. The deadline to send in your photo(s) is March 8. The photos will then be posted online and on Facebook. The photo with the most votes, either through â&#x20AC;&#x153;likesâ&#x20AC;? or comments, by March 15 will be the winner. The winners will be announced March 18. The top winner will receive four tickets to the Andre Rieu concert at KeyArena on March 19. The second and third-place winners will receive two tickets. Admission is regularly $72 each. Rieu, one of the best-selling live acts in the world, is a master of the violin and his international â&#x20AC;&#x153;And The Waltz Goes On Tourâ&#x20AC;? is an ode to the waltz and named after his successful album, for which he collaborated with Sir Anthony Hopkins. Send images to Steve Dunkelberger at Tacoma Weekly will be the final judge on all submissions.

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Gardner-Fields, Inc. of Tacoma and IBC Manufacturing Co. of Memphis, Tenn. will pay fines for violating federal pesticide laws, according to separate settlements announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Companies that sell or distribute mislabeled pesticides put peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health and the environment at risk,â&#x20AC;? said Ed Kowalski, director of EPA Region 10 Compliance and Enforcement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without proper labeling and safety instructions, users can unintentionally misapply pesticides and may lack important information for emergency first aid.â&#x20AC;? Gardner-Fields, Inc. produced, sold and distributed four IBC Manufacturing Co. wood preservatives under its own brand names with outdated labels. The four products are ATCO Woodlast 1420, ATCO Woodlast 2c 1423, ATCO Woodlast 2 RTU 1422 and ATCO Shakelast 1441. Gardner-Fields agreed to pay a penalty of $35,336 to settle the violations. IBC Manufacturing Co., the owner of the products, allowed the wood preservatives to be distributed and sold with outdated labels, by failing to inform Gardner-Fields, Inc. of important label changes required by the EPA. IBC Manufacturing agreed to pay a penalty of $265,000 to settle the violations. During an inspection in September 2008, EPA found that IBC Manufacturing and Gardner-Fields had produced, distributed and sold four wood preservatives with outdated labels in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Under this law, wood preservatives are considered pesticides that must be registered with the EPA. Pesticides must also be distributed and sold with proper labeling and instructions that include important warning and caution statements about the product and detailed directions on the proper use of the product. Before a pesticide is registered, the producer must provide data from tests conducted according to EPA

guidelines to ensure that the product will not harm peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health. The EPA examines the ingredients, how the product will be used and its potential human health and environmental effects. Distributors and retailers are responsible for ensuring that all pesticides distributed and sold fully comply with the law.


The City of Lakewood was featured on a segment of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today in Americaâ&#x20AC;? with Terry Bradshaw as part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hidden Gemsâ&#x20AC;? series. The video can be viewed on the City of Lakewoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website homepage at The show highlights Lakewoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investments in infrastructure and transportation, as well as its supportive community for youth and the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreational and cultural opportunities. The segment draws attention to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great amenities for residents and visitors alike. Many local business industries are highlighted in the piece, as is Lakewoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role as the host community for Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Murray.


Clover Park Technical Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Sciences Facility was recognized as one of the Top 10 economic development projects at the Tacoma/Pierce County Economic Development Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual meeting at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center on March 1. The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Top 10 list names the most notable economic development projects or investments. CPTCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facility was included in a group of health-focused projects occurring in the Tacoma area in 2012. Clover Park Technical College instructs the largest number of health care related programs within Pierce County. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11 health-training programs have outgrown their current space, built in 1981. The new health sciences facility will be 55,562 square feet on two floors in order to accommodate the more than 2,166 full-time equivalent students whom the college currently educates in health care training programs that vary from surgical technician to registered nurse. Students will have the opportunity to learn in a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver, modern facility that includes laboratories that resemble current health care industry standards. Health occupations continue to see job openings and represent one of the better pathways to prosperity for Pierce County residents. Since they also pay family level wages, they are equally critical to individuals seeking economic self-sufficiency. More than six years ago, college staff submitted a request for a new health sciences facility to house growing health care training programs. The college received construction funding during the 2011-13 biennium. The Legislature funded this project solely out of the capital budget â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no operating funds were used by the state to fund this project. When completed this summer, the facility will be building 21 on the Lakewood campus of CPTC and will be situated between buildings 16 and 23. It will house two general science labs in addition to laboratory spaces dedicated to career training programs. It will also have 10 classrooms and three computer labs. This is the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first LEED silver project. In order to meet the LEED standards, the college included features such as a patio/roof garden, herbal garden, landscaping using native plants, energy effi-

cient lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning and plumbing features. The program laboratory learning spaces will reflect current industry standards. These spaces will also include learning spaces that operate simulation mannequins (â&#x20AC;&#x153;SimMansâ&#x20AC;?) and capture this instruction on a live feed that is shown to a larger student audience elsewhere in the facility. Two classrooms will include interactive television capability and wireless Internet access will be available throughout the building. The facility will also have state-of-theart security and remote lockdown capability in the event of an emergency. For the complete list of Top 10 projects, visit

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Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its 55th annual list of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments and Hotel Murano, with four stars, joined the elite ranks of properties receiving the coveted designation. Forbes Travel Guideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s star ratings have, since the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founding in 1958 as Mobil Travel Guide, been the gold standard for hospitality excellence. The first-ever hotel in Tacoma to be recognized by Forbes and one of only four in Washington to receive four stars, Hotel Murano will be showcased with all of the 2013 winners on, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide. Located in the heart of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rejuvenated downtown museum district, Hotel Murano offers a world-class hotel experience with an artful, only-in-Tacoma twist. Complementing the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status as the epicenter of the American art glass movement, art is deeply integrated into the function and design of the hotel with works by more than 45 glass artists from around the world showcased throughout the public spaces and on every guest room floor.




Local Restaurants Edison City Diner lights up South Tacoma Way L

ocated right on the main drag on South Tacoma Way, Edison City Diner has slowly become a favorite among locals and regulars but for the rest of Tacoma, this classic diner just might be the biggest hidden gem in the city. Run by owner and chef Leian Susee and daughter Mikaela, Edison City Diner opened in August offering fresh, classic diner favorites including the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Rueben, hand-made chicken fried steak, homemade soup and more. Each item is made from scratch, either from an old family favorite or from the imagination of the chef herself. Susee grew up in the industry watching her parents run their own restaurants, but made a career for herself as a sales executive, allowing her to travel the world. As she climbed the corporate ladder, she never forgot about her foodie ways and regularly attended food expos and industry events. She spent seven years working in Australia, where she became great friends with a renowned French chef who spent time coaching her on the cooking techniques of his home country. After moving back home and settling down, she became a victim of the economy and was displaced from her sales position. Instead of wallowing in her unemployment, she decided to put her classically trained cooking skills to the test by designing an online business selling her homemade pies, cakes and cobblers. The demand for these handcrafted GHVVHUWV ZDV GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ WKHUH EXW ZLWK RSHUDWLQJ FRVWV WR deal with, she was barely breaking even. But as she learned of a space for lease on South Tacoma Way, she decided

to throw her hat in the ring and offer something different â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a classic, old-fashioned diner that refuses to cut any corners. Since 1917, that particular space has been home to a diner of some sort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Susee even estimates that the stools set up right along the counter have been around since the VDFFRUGLQJWRFXVWRPHUV¡VWRULHV´:HWU\WRUHĂ HFW the era of this restaurant,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not a bistro or a coffee shop or a cafĂŠ. We are a diner.â&#x20AC;? And while many bigger restaurants can be seen receiving orders from national food distributors, Susee can be found shopping around local farmers markets and other shops around town to stock the kitchen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing comes

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out of a can around here,â&#x20AC;? she laughed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We like to stick with the food that a true diner should offer.â&#x20AC;? Some of the tried-and-true diner favorites include corned beef hash and eggs, completely made from scratch (served ZLWK \RXU FKRLFH RI WRDVW (QJOLVK PXIĂ&#x20AC;Q RU ELVFXLWV VHUYHG with three eggs any style, $10.95), clubhouse (a triple-decker sandwich, served with three layers of toasted bread spread with mayonnaise, piled high with lettuce, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese, ham, turkey, bacon and tomato, $10.95) and clam chowder (a fan favorite served only on Fridays, a cup for $2.50 or $3.25 for a bowl). All bread for the sandwiches comes from a local bakery, and she also works with a number of local vendors for dairy products, coffee and more. Edison City Diner is located at 5640 South Tacoma Way. There is ample parking in the back of the restaurant. Regulars can take advantage of a frequent diner card, which gives customers a free entrĂŠe after purchasing 10 meals. Customers can also purchase whole pies, cakes and cobblers from the restaurant, and take-out options are also available for anyone who is on the run. For more information about Edison City Diner, call (253) 473-1517.


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The upper crust of 100 years ago enjoyed the good life that few people in those days could even imagine. The horse and buggy was on the way out, but the wealthy of the day not only had automobiles but made sure those motorized horseless carriages showcased their standing in life. The chassis itself cost $7,000 compared to the “commoner car” price of $400 for the Model T of the time. Customization could easily double the price tag of the Simplex. Such is the case with the 1917 Simplex Crane Model 5. It featured all the amenities and convenience items one might expect in a car costing 10 to 15 times the average American’s annual salary. It was state of the art for its day, with its leaf spring suspension, one at each wheel that provided a level of comfort that was so smooth that passengers could drink their tea – pinkies properly extended, of course – even on the most rutted roads of the day. “To those who demand the utmost in smoothness flexibility and luxurious comfort, this car is dedicated,” read a Simplex Automobile Co. advertise-

Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives and deputies have figured out a way to bear the bad things they see. Child abuse and neglect cases are some of the hardest on their souls, and though they are all awful, the deaths of Charlie and Braden Powell at their father’s hand was one of the worst. Who could make sense of a parent murdering his own boys? After they found a picture Charlie made of a happy dinosaur, five detectives saw it as the mascot




ment at the time as a way to challenge the market dominance of the better known Duesenberg automobiles. The model at America’s Car Museum was owned by John D. Rockefeller Sr. and was given to him by his son on his birthday. The model was given special attention by the company since the high-profile customer was, well, rich. “Mr. R is making birthday gift of car to his father and request us to endeavor to have it completed for

delivery July 8,” the order stated. “Do our best.” And they did. The car remained in the family for 20 years before it was donated to the Boston Museum of Automotive Conveyance. Harold E. LeMay bought the car in 1995 and later donated it to the LeMay Museum. The car is only one of two Crane Simplex cars owned by Rockefeller known to still exist. Models without ties to notable owners top $200,000.

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of an effort to help the kids they still can. They founded Charlie’s Dinosaur as a non-profit to help children moving out of abuse and into foster care. There’s an awkward time in that process, said Det. Sgt. Teresa Berg. The children rarely have clean clothes, toiletries or anything to pass the time in the few days when they are in meetings, hearings and temporary care. Charlie’s Dinosaur fills in that blank with a backpack or rolling suitcase filled with new necessities. The detectives are allowing us to help fill those bags during Tacoma Weekly’s Charlie’s Dinosaur Drive for Foster Kids. The list of things the children need, and the places to bring them are next to this story. You wouldn’t believe what these children have gone through, said Det. Kevin Johnson. To help us get the picture, he told us this child’s story: “She was a 14-year-old girl, who had a one-yearold son. Her father had been abusing her since she was seven, and he had gotten her pregnant. “He basically had control of the whole family. Before he went to jail, he took all of their possessions and hid them. They had nothing, no clothes, no furniture, no personal


Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Kevin Johnson helps pack a Charlie’s Dinosaur kit for a teen girl going away from abuse and into foster care.

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


possessions. He was controlling everything. “The mom was there as well, but she had no job, no means of taking care of them. “They had nothing for the baby, not even diapers. We outfitted the baby with everything – clothes, diapers, food, formula, a crib and a car seat. The baby was already one, and she did end up keeping him. The concern was if she would ever tell the baby. She didn’t think she would. “The father’s in prison. He never did say what he did with the stuff. “We spent a lot of time working with them, and it felt good, helping them out. They had no money, no possessions. Now mom is working. It’s going all right.”

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CHANGES. Some tables will be replaced with booths, there will be new paint and new carpet, new lighting, new rest-

rooms, new kitchen and more at Harbor Lights. At right is the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut menu, 1959.

WHarbor Lights regulars feared this little piece of pure Tacoma would be Anthonyized. Not that Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a bad thing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great thing, serving fresh and fabulous seafood in sophisticated restaurants. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s run by smart people who recognize a treasure when they own it. They did not ruin Harbor Lights when they bought it, closed it for renovations and reopened it to happy regulars. They do not plan to ruin it now.


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Here is what they do plan to do: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to redo the restrooms and make them better. They are very tiny. They will be new,â&#x20AC;? Hoss said. They will make the vestibule more comfortable, and will keep it interesting with historic photos of Tacoma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some tables will be replaced with booths. There will be new paint and new carpet,â&#x20AC;? Hoss said of the dining room. The lighting is worn

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mainly her personality,â&#x20AC;? said Lt. Shawn Stringer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has such a positive outlook. She sees the good in people. You wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that with a hostage negotiator, but she has a way of bringing people together.â&#x20AC;? One of four children in an Air Force family, Cool was born in Maine and lived in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Okinawa before her father was stationed at McChord Air Force Base. She graduated from Clover Park High School as an all-around student athlete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I played basketball, of all things,â&#x20AC;? the 5-foot 4-inch officer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, we went to State twice.â&#x20AC;? She was also pretty good at working on cars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think my mom wanted me to be a mechanic. I was good at it, and she thought it was an up-and-coming field for women,â&#x20AC;? Cool said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When my mom was sick and dying of cancer, she wanted to know what I wanted to do. I told her I wanted to be a diver and she told me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No. Absolutely not. When you are under water, people canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear you scream for help.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Cool earned her degree in commercial oil field diving at Highline Community College anyway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then we went on a job tour, I saw seven people die in six days,â&#x20AC;? Cool said, and bowed to her late motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes. She stepped away from the bends and into a job suited to her mechanical and organizational skills. It lasted until she enacted so many efficiencies, she made her position redundant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was looking in the paper and saw an announcement: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tacoma Police Department Hiring. Requirements: High school diploma


out. Some of it no longer works. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going. They will remove the overhang at the bar and make the back bar bigger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all the better for bartenders to mix the stiff drinks for which Harbor Lights has always been famous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are refurbishing the kitchen with a new floor, new pantry equipment and server work stations,â&#x20AC;? said Inge Kaiser, Hossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; assistant. Hoss spent Tuesday in meetings, working on the menu. A look through old Harbor Lights menus shows they have evolved

or GED. Washington state driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. U.S. citizenship. Background check.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I read that ad five times.â&#x20AC;? It was not that simple, of course. She passed physical and mental tests before she made it into rigorous training, then the blue uniform. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Loretta and I came on around the same time, March, 1985,â&#x20AC;? said Chief Don Ramsdell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was on the team with her.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Softball or SWAT?â&#x20AC;? Cool tried to recall. Both, they figured. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the late â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s and early 2000s, Loretta was a hostage negotiator and I was a marksman,â&#x20AC;? Ramsdell said. New to the force, she was invited to join the Crack House Abatement Team, then the SWAT Team. She went on to the K-9 and other specialty units, building the broad experience it takes to navigate the department and get correct information in a hurry. That is key for the public information part of the job. The public relations part is new, and Cool is eager to talk about what is right with Tacoma Police Department. When former Police Chief Ray Fjetland introduced the concept of community policing, many officers were skeptical of the idea of members of the public as partners in crime fighting and prevention. Not Cool. She was fascinated by the possibilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the early â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s, we were looking at how you empower citizens to help take back our city as force multipliers,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It changed the way we do police work.â&#x20AC;? It has changed the way some social services do their work, too. Cool was a community liaison officer when Nativity House, ready to build a new day center, ran into virulent opposition from people who lived and worked nearby. Cool stepped in, calmed the meetings and guided

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Nativity House and Hospitality Kitchen. The budget for the 48,000square-foot complex is $16 million. Of that, $4.8 million has come from governmental sources, including the state Housing Trust Fund, which made it a priority and pushed construction up a year. Private tax credits add $6.3 million, leaving $4.9 million to raise through private philanthropic support. Here is where this reporter steps in and puts her money where her words are: I have agreed to join the capital campaign committee. I look back at what CCS has learned over the years, and how that has affected Tacoma. As Tacoma Police Department Public Information Officer Loretta Cool said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, Catholic Com-

since 1959, balancing tradition with new tastes, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The calamari steak will stay, and the captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s platter, the nectar chowder, the Crab Louie, the fried oysters and the big pot of clams are staying,â&#x20AC;? she said. No word yet on the pork chops, but if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a major favorite, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a shot. The staff, too, will stay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not firing anyone and will probably be hiring,â&#x20AC;? Kaiser said. Some of the cooks and hostesses will work

munity Services is doing all the right things. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made this progression, and it is much better than before.â&#x20AC;? CCS works with police to develop effective security, and has earned support for this project. It has met with community groups, responded to concerns, been transparent and earned support. It recognizes that its work impacts the area and is constantly finding new ways to reduce the negatives. New Nativity House consolidation is a big step toward that. As it is now, hundreds of people every day walk through neighborhoods and business districts between programs that were founded on compassion, faith, a sense of justice and the ragged end of a shoestring.

during the closure, some at other restaurants. Hoss got what Harbor Lights means to Tacoma when Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bought it. She wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prepared for the panic then. She is now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If people leave their e-mail address with the hostess, we will e-mail them with updates,â&#x20AC;? she said. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that with any other restaurant, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only Harbor Lights,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just unique. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a treasure.â&#x20AC;?

both sides to a plan that has worked for both. She has worked on security with shelter and day center providers and encouraged them to stagger the days and times they are open to cover the whole week for their guests. One afternoon, she stood on Yakima Avenue and daydreamed of one fine center with shelters, a meal site, apartments, counseling and job training. Catholic Community Services is raising money to build a project very like that in the next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Building those relationships is so important,â&#x20AC;? she said of the collaborations in which the department participates, and the random good individual officers do. When Tacoma hosted a national SWAT team conference, Cool asked attendees to donate their hotel toiletries for Mary Bridge Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and Health Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Treehouse family residence. Cops, especially Tacoma cops, love that kind of stuff. She sees them changing tires for people, though it is not part of the job. She sees them toting bags of groceries to families without food. She will be all over the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shop With a Copâ&#x20AC;? story at Christmas. On a tour of headquarters, she sees excellence everywhere from the crime lab to the murder board. On that whiteboard are yearby-year lists of murder victims, 16 each in 2011 and 2012. Only two cases are still open. During the past five years, Tacoma cops have solved 95 percent of murder cases. That compares to a 67 percent average nation-wide. It is about the same ratio with bank robberies, Ramsdell added. With new tools and strategies, Tacoma police are bringing crime rates down all over the charts. So do not try anything funny. You do not want to be in the shot, cuffed and diving into the back of a patrol car, when Cool meets the press.

Turns out, that is not enough. You need data, too, and the will to ditch or change programs that do not work. You have to be honest about whether the good you are doing for the needy is moving them to a healthier spot, and whether it harms others in the neighborhood. You need to think like a taxpayer, and the CCS team is doing that. Leider and Anderson meet with neighboring residents and business people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll say the visibility of homeless people has a negative effect on business,â&#x20AC;? Anderson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hear cries from the business community that these people need to be somewhere else, and I say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yes! They do!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; This provides one site on one campus. It becomes a machine to help people off the streets.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over 13 years, we have had this growing sense of our ability to be effective in this work in a way

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around Pierce County, which is anchored by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;city of museumsâ&#x20AC;? of Tacoma that is gaining international notice with the LeMay museum and the recent donation to the Tacoma Art Museum of a massive collection of Western art that will include a new exhibit hall for the works. Former Congressman Norm Dicks received the EDBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golden Shovel award for his long roster of supporting economic development in the region during his decades in office. He noted his economic development work early in his 36-year career in the House of Representatives to renovate Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theater district that has continued to boost jobs in the City of Destiny. Then came the Blair Waterway redevelopment, University of Washington-Tacoma, the museums and most recently the Tacoma Landscape project along Pacific Avenue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It all started with the Pantages Theater,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am proud of all of this.â&#x20AC;? Keynote speaker was Kevin G. Hall of McClatchy Company, a major newspaper chain that owns The News Tribune. He is McClatchyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national economics and finance correspondent. Hall talked about the federal cuts thanks to the failure of a deal to avoid the mandatory cuts under sequestration. He equated the lack of a deal to a couple going out to dinner and fighting over who eats the bread instead of talking about who feeds on the steak since the proposed cuts or even the new revenue ideas do not tackle the issues of entitlements that are growing faster than the economy or new revenues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the threat to our livelihoods,â&#x20AC;? he said. Toss in the more than 10 years of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that were not budgeted and simply paid for by adding to the national debt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We fought two wars, and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay for them,â&#x20AC;? Hall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We financed the wars on a credit card.â&#x20AC;?

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that respects the community and is true to our mission,â&#x20AC;? said Denny Hunthausen, local Catholic Community Services director â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an intentional, organized plan that is humane and works better.â&#x20AC;? It is also a leader in a nationwide effort. In 2002, President George W. Bush announced a 10-year campaign to end chronic homelessness. He challenged providers to develop new ideas and systems, and the data to show if they got long-term homeless people safely settled. That brand of compassionate conservatism also makes great economic sense. People in the chronic minority, the 10 to 15 percent who live in encampments or in shelters, use about 50 percent of all funding for the homeless. Bush understood the burden the most broken of these people put on police and fire departments, hos-

pitals, the courts, jails and social services. One chronic alcoholic cost Tacomans well over $2 million before he landed in a program that grew out of Bushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initiative. He is sober now, happy in his small apartment, and costs taxpayers no more than any other low-income senior. The system, called Housing First, gets people with long-term problems, from developmental disabilities to addictions, into housing first, then encourages them to accept the help they need. Within six months, their jail stays drop by 66 percent, use of sobering centers drops by 96 percent and use of psychiatric hospitals drops by 86 percent. That is real public money, real personal improvement, with real data backing it. Summer of 2014 cannot come too soon.



School board hears presentation on charter schools By John Larson


CULINARY CHALLENGE. (Top) Pro Start students from Stadium High School, with their teacher Barbara

Rowland at far right; (Below) Students displayed what they have learned in culinary and management competitions.

LOCAL STUDENTS FACE OFF IN -66+:,9=0*,*647,;0;065 Stadium High team takes third place By John Larson


hile basketball teams from around Washington competed for state titles at Tacoma Dome last week, other students faced off on March 2, in a different type of competition. The event was the Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Pro Start Invitation, held in the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. The program was established by Washington Restaurant Association in the late 1990s to help prepare young people for careers in the food service industry. A number of culinary schools around the Northwest had information tables and employees on hand to answer questions. The event was split into management and culinary competitions. Stadium High School was the only Tacoma school to partici-

pate, although Mount Tahoma High School sent several students as observers. Barbara Rowland teaches four nutrition and wellness classes at Stadium in addition to Pro Start. It is split into first, second and thirdyear classes. Schools can have up to four teams participate in the event. Stadium had three, with one in management and two in culinary. Her students have prepared this school year by going through magazines and cookbooks for inspiration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are constantly looking for new trends,â&#x20AC;? Rowland remarked. One team prepared a game hen stuffed with hazelnut, bread and cranberries. They also whipped up coconut shrimp with pineapple salsa and a spiced cake with a caramel and cream cheese frosting. The other culinary team looked south of the Mason/Dixon Line for inspiration. They prepared Southern-

style fried chicken, mashed candied yams, collard greens with bacon and onions, waffles with cream gravy and pineapple fritters with caramel and chocolate. The management team offered their plan for operating a Greek restaurant. Her students practice in kitchens that are similar to what would be found in a typical apartment. Some of the competition has nicer facilities. An example is Bonney Lake High School, which took second place in culinary competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bonney Lake has a dropdead gorgeous commercial kitchen,â&#x20AC;? Rowland observed. One of two teams from Newport High School took first place in culinary, with Oak Harbor High School finishing third. Last year, Stadium won in management. This year, Oak Harbor took the title, with Newport second and Stadium third.

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The process of determining how and where charter schools will be established is underway. Last November Washington voters narrowly approved Initiative 1240, authorizing charter schools. A few things are clear. Up to 40 such schools could be opened within five years. Charter schools would not have geographic boundaries. Other details are being hammered out, with uncertainty on some matters. Washington State Charter School Commission will be created, with nine members. Three will be appointed by the governor, three by the lieutenant governor and three by the speaker of Washington State House of Representatives. The independent state agency will authorize and supervise charter schools. Local school boards can, but are not required to, authorize charters. Those who do are to submit a notice of intent by April 1. Tacoma School Board heard a presentation on the topic during its Feb. 28 meeting. The presenters were Jack Archer, senior policy analyst with Washington State Board of Education, and Holly Ferguson, an attorney with Puget Sound Educational Service District. The state board is tasked with establishing an application and approval process for local boards that wish to authorize charter schools. It has a March 6 deadline to adopt the rules. This is just four months since the measure passed, which Archer said is a limited time frame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rule making process in this state is meant to be slow,â&#x20AC;? he remarked. Archer said charter schools will not be operating by this fall. He said all involved with the process agree it is better to establish quality schools than to rush into things too fast. Language in the initiative stresses quality. The authorizing entity could revoke a charter for a school deemed to be unproductive. It is likely the first wave of charter schools would open their doors by fall 2014. Archer said charter schools would be required to accept students with disabilities. Ferguson said any existing public school can convert to a charter school. It would have to follow the same process as a nonprofit organization seeking to open a school. There was conversation on whether another district could authorize a charter school in Tacoma, or if Tacoma Public Schools could open one in a suburban district. In Fergusonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interpretation of the initiative, this would be allowed. Archer suggested that may not be the case. Charter schools may qualify for levy funds, depending on the type of levy, when passed and who authorized the school. Ferguson said charter schools may need districts to handle some tasks, such as accounting or food service. Tacoma School Board members posed several questions. Scott Heinze said the initiative was promoted as a way to have schools serve at-risk youth. However, all students, regardless of their family situation or income level, would be allowed to attend charter schools. He pondered how charter schools could realistically focus on at-risk youth. He asked how such schools would be dispersed around the state. Ferguson said she expects most new schools will be set up in urban areas, as those are places people tend to identify with at-risk youth. She predicts conversion schools would be in less populated areas. Catherine Ushka stressed that for now, the board is simply gathering information. No decision has been made as if it will become an authorizer of charters. Deputy Superintendent Josh Garcia made one thing clear about the initiative. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No district can require a student to attend a charter,â&#x20AC;? he remarked.

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ROBINSON HELPS LEAD CURTIS TO 4A TITLE Lincoln settles for third place in 3A By Jeremy Helling


or Curtis, it couldn’t have gone any better. After breezing past Newport in the opening round of the 4A state basketball tournament, the Vikings got past top-ranked Garfield in overtime and topped previously undefeated Jackson in the finals to secure their first state championship in more than 40 years on Feb. 28 to March 2 at the Tacoma Dome. They started with a 62-40 win over Newport on Feb. 28 – a game that started at 9 a.m. – wearing down the Knights with their trademark defense and outscoring them 19-3 in the fourth quarter. Dominic Robinson, the Vikings’

5-foot-7 senior sparkplug, got Curtis off to a quick start with 10 first-quarter points, including a jumper with two seconds left for an 18-16 lead. “We’re not used to playing at this time,” Robinson said of the early morning tipoff. “(But) every Saturday we practice at eight in the morning. We knew what we were getting ourselves into.” The Knights stayed with Curtis through the third quarter, trailing just 43-37 heading into the fourth.

But the Vikings scored the first eight points of the final period, as Isom Brown hit Robinson on a back cut for an easy layup to make it 49-37 with just over six minutes left. Newport committed 15 of their 26 turnovers in the second half. “That’s what we try to do,” said Vikings head coach Tim Kelly. “We try to bring constant pressure, try to wear people down…I thought we did a good job of X See BASKETBALL / page A9 PHOTOS BY ROCKY ROSS

TRADEMARK DEFENSE. (Top) Curtis guards Tory Causey

(12) and Dominique Jordan (0) harass Jackson’s Connor Willgress during the Vikings’ 60-56 win to claim the state title. (Right) Curtis guard Dominic Robinson (2) tries to set up for a shot against Garfield’s Aqeel Williams in the Vikings’ 70-66 overtime win in the semifinals.


Annie Wright junior continuing to excel By Jeremy Helling



GATOR SKATER. Annie Wright junior Clare

Jeong skates during the World Junior Speed Skating championships on Feb. 22-24 in Collabo, Italy.

peed skating has not always been Clare Jeong’s love. In fact, the 16-year-old Annie Wright junior grew up in Tacoma as a swimmer, and began skating at age 9 after some encouragement from her father. “Initially, I didn’t actually like it,” Jeong said. It’s a good thing she kept at it. After being named the overall junior national champion at the U.S. Junior Long Track Speedskating Championships on Feb. 1-3 in Minnesota, Jeong recently returned from the World Junior Speed Skating Championships on Feb. 22-24 in Collabo, Italy, where she placed 18th out of 61 female skaters from around the world. “It was really cool because everybody had worked so hard to get there,” said Jeong, noting she was one of four participants from the United States. “I knew they were the best…it made me kind of nervous, but at the same time it made me kind of proud.” Jeong took part in the 500-, 1,000-

1,500- and 3,000-meter races, placing 16th in the latter with a time of four minutes and 41.67 seconds. That performance came on the heels of her win in the 1,500-meter race at the U.S. Championships in Minnesota, where she also placed second in the 1,000- and 3,000meter races. “I felt really lucky and really blessed,” said Jeong of becoming the junior national champion earlier in February. “I wanted to do really well, but I had no true expectation of winning.” The feats are even more impressive considering that Jeong has had to juggle rigorous training and out-of-state competitions along with a full school schedule. “It’s been really, really tough, especially this year,” said Jeong, noting that the current skating season has been her longest, having started on Nov. 1. “(My teachers have) made my life so much easier. They work with me really well. If I ever get to the point where I can’t handle it they really help me.” Adding to the challenge is the fact that while competitions are held on 400meter tracks, it is difficult to find an

equivalent place to train. “The only tracks that are offered here are 110 meters,” said Jeong, who has been training at the Puget Sound Hockey Center in the Tideflats since she took up the sport. “There are only a few rinks inside the U.S. that are the real size. The nearest one is either Salt Lake City or Canada.” But through it all Jeong has found a way to excel on the ice and the classroom, sporting a GPA that places her near the top of her class at Annie Wright. Her hope is to continue to skate in college, and she noted that her “dream school” is Princeton, where her sister currently studies. Jeong wrapped up her current season by competing at the last leg of the American Cup on March 1-3 in Salt Lake City, Utah. With two more years to compete at the junior level, Jeong hopes to continue to make noise on not only the national, but international stage. And what will she do with her free time now that the current season is over? “I guess I’ll just start training for next season,” she said. “I don’t mind, I enjoy it.”



4(205.73(@:(Left) Wilson sophomore Violet Morrow (11) races Mercer Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rachael Tessem to the ball in the Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tournament-opening win. (Right)

The Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bethany Montgomery (20) puts up a one-handed shot in the semifinal loss to Seattle Prep. (Bottom) Wilson senior point guard Kaysha Fox (1) tries to outrun Bellevueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Erin McGowan during the win in the consolation finals.

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The sting from their state semifinal loss to Seattle Prep remained in the hearts and minds of every single Wilson coach and player as they prepared to take on Bellevue for third place on March 2 at the Tacoma Dome. But the Lady Rams sprinted to an early double-digit lead and coasted to an easy 51-30 win over the Wolverines, erasing the pain of the night before somewhat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a coach, you want your girls to respond to a game like last night, and they overcame many obstacles today that they did not last night,â&#x20AC;? said Lady Rams head coach Michelle Birge. Tia Briggs led all scorers with 16 points and Kaysha Fox and Kapri Morrow added 11 points apiece, while Shelby Cansler led Bellevue with 11 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In our pregame talk, coach talked to us about bringing our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; game today, and we did with a lot of emotion,â&#x20AC;? Briggs said. That followed the disheartening 36-33 loss to Seattle Prep in the semifinals on March 1, as Bethany Montgomeryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gametying three-pointer with 0.9 sec-

onds was disallowed by the referees after a brief discussion at mid court. Montgomery then threw off her warmup jacket and drew a technical foul, helping Seattle Prep seal it. Montgomery would lead Wil-

son with 15 points and Kapri Morrow chipped in with nine points. Morrow took matters into her own hands in the third quarter, scoring six points to help the Rams take a 25-15 lead. But the

Lady Panthers would score eight of the final nine points in the quarter to cut the lead to 26-23 going into the fourth quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so heartbreaking to lose like this,â&#x20AC;? Montgomery said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been through so much

here at Wilson. We played so hard tonight but let that lead slip away.â&#x20AC;? In the opening round against Mercer Island on Feb. 28, Wilson struggled all afternoon with turnovers, shot selection and freethrow shooting but found a way to beat the Islanders 48-37. Briggs, who shared scoring honors with Montgomery with 11 points, failed to get many touches in the low post for much of the game, but the Rams held a 23-17 halftime lead. Wilson put the game away by outscoring Mercer Island 13-6 in the third quarter as Justina Laneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-pointer and steal and layup late in the period proved to be the spark. The Rams finished with a 23-3 overall record, having won the Narrows 3A with a 12-0 record. With Montgomery, Briggs, Fox and Laney all graduating, there will be big shoes to fill next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be tough replacing those girls, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get a head start with the minutes that (Morrow) gave us in the front court,â&#x20AC;? Birge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll miss these girls more than they will know, and I know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be successful in whatever they do in life.â&#x20AC;?


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step in right away. After contending with some top teams last year but making some devastating late mistakes, head coach Monte Gibbs hopes the returning experience will make a huge difference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me the biggest thing is going to be consistency and finishing games strong,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Abes graduated all-league second team goalkeeper Brian Santiago, but Gibbs noted a couple of talented players are vying for the spot.

he boys soccer season is quickly approaching once again, with teams like Bellarmine Prep and Stadium kicking off their nonconference slate this weekend. We preview the season with our annual quick look at how the Tacoma schools are shaping up.


The Tigers want to erase the memory of a quick district playoff exit last season, and have the pieces to do so in midfielder Jacob Beardemphl and forwards Max Harvey and Andrew Foreman. The senior trio is intelligent and attack-minded, assuring that Stadium should have a potent offense. The challenge could be on the defensive side, as a couple defenders â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including all-league sophomore Bryce Ikeda â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are out with injuries for the first couple matches. But if the defense holds up, the Tigers could contend for the league title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m coming in to try to bring back a winning mentality, and I want nothing less than the Narrows League this year,â&#x20AC;? said first-year head coach Adam Becker. Becker noted that sophomore forward Gabriel Castillo could also come in and make a big impact on the offensive side.


The Lions were depleted by graduation, as they lost 14 seniors including seven all-league first teamers. Junior forward Drew Barker and sophomore midfielder Connor Thompson return to lead the way, but the Lions will be breaking in a lot of younger players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be an interesting deal for us,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Joe Waters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to let these guys show us what they can do and work them into what we want them to do.â&#x20AC;? Waters noted the goal, as always, is the state championship, but that



BIGGER GOALS. (Left) Stadium senior forward Andrew Foreman will look to help lead the

Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense as they try to erase last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappointing finish. (Right) Looking to build on their first playoff appearance, Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Phillip Saucedo (5) is one of a number of Falcons returning to try to make a deeper run.

the Lions also will work to build for future seasons.


The Rams are another squad that lost a large amount of senior leaders last year, including league MVP Chris Peterson. And with a couple of marquee underclassmen debating whether to return to the Rams or continue training with academy teams, Wilson could have a majority of new faces in the starting lineup. Sophomore midfielder Munassar Saleh should take on a leading role this season, and junior midfielder Hirvin Canchola-Corral should also take on a bigger role. Sophomore Pedro Ramos returns to lead the defensive effort, and senior Matvey Shitik is a leading candidate to take over in goal. A key for the Rams will be to replace the scoring

production from their senior leaders last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be by committee this yearâ&#x20AC;Śwhich is fine by me,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Jason Gjertsen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the season progresses, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find out who that guy to step up is.â&#x20AC;? Gjertsen noted that seniors Zach Schneider and Jose Ramos and junior Scott Scheerer should also make an impact.


Coming off their first district playoff appearance, the Falcons will look to go even farther this season. Interest is growing in the program, and despite losing a couple of allleague players, the Falcons return an experienced group. Sophomore leading scorer Jesus Perez returns to lead the offense,

and senior midfielders Pablo Santos and Phillip Saucedo should control the middle along with junior Rene Ramos. Senior Eric Lemus also returns, and senior Koby Nguyen and junior Darren Yann will move from the outside to help secure the interior defense. Head coach Mark Kramer calls this the most complete group he has coached. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hungry, because they take that (playoff) loss last year to heart,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It felt good to be there, but we feel that we should have been through.â&#x20AC;?


The Abes will be a senior-heavy squad, led by defenders Jhonatan DeLaCruz and Jose Trujillo-Zuniga and forward Juan Vicente. Senior North Thurston transfer Hniar Ling has also impressed early and should

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The Thunderbirds will look to be more competitive in their inaugural season in the Narrows 3A, as they have a good number of returning players. Senior forward Brian Wambaa returns to head the offense, while senior Adolfo Sandoval and junior Jorge Trejo will be counted on defensively. Junior midfielders Cesar Ramirez and Ian Karanja will look to control the middle and make quick, decisive passes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really got to get everybody on the same page and working as a team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; putting aside their individual ideas,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Scott Nelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.â&#x20AC;?


The Eagles will rely on junior midfielders Kyle Goodman and Nick Zuelsdorff and sophomore forward Tyler Beasinger to lead the charge this season. The trio of captains are all experienced club players who are aggressive and fast. Junior Trevor Schuler and sophomore Aaron Koh also return and will play key roles, but overall depth will be a challenge. Still, head coach Keith Beasinger is optimistic about the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; chances. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the best team Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve coached at Life Christian,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting the cohesiveness of the group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year all weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about is unity, teamâ&#x20AC;Śbuilding each other up.â&#x20AC;?

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WBasketball that.â&#x20AC;? Robinson led Curtis with 18 points, while Dominique Jordan added 11 points and Brown had 10 points. Garfield, however, presented a much stronger challenge on March 1, as Curtis rallied late in the game for a 70-66 overtime win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was a heck of a game,â&#x20AC;? Kelly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been more proud of the kids. For most of the game we were getting our butts kicked pretty good. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop, we kept fighting.â&#x20AC;? The Bulldogs went up 15-9 after the first quarter as Torrance Baker scored nine first-quarter points. But the Vikings held tough, battling back to tie it 26-26 on Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jumper late in the first half and trailed just 30-26 at the break. Tucker Haymond and Trevaunte Williams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who scored a team-high 20 points for Garfield â&#x20AC;&#x201C; helped the Bulldogs maintain a 48-42 advantage heading into the fourth quarter, but Robinson helped the Vikings respond. He scored 15 of his gamehigh 25 points after halftime, including the Vikingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; only three-pointer of the game early in overtime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were the toughest team Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever played,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said. Leading 68-66 in the extra period with three seconds left, senior Andre Lewis stole Garfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inbounds pass, was fouled and calmly hit both free throws to seal it for the Vikings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted this game so bad, and we knew we could take this,â&#x20AC;? Lewis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just came out and played our hearts out.â&#x20AC;? Tory Causey added 13 points for the Vikings in the win. The Vikings finished by holding on to top Jackson 60-56 on March 2, as Robinson continued his dominant tournament with 11 of his game-high 20 points in

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the first quarter. Jaurence Chisolmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put-back midway through the second quarter capped an 8-0 run to give the Vikings a 21-11 lead, and they led 31-19 at halftime. Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behind-the-back pass to Jayson Williams for an easy layup gave Curtis its biggest lead at 38-25 midway through the third quarter, but Jackson stormed back behind Dan Kingma. The junior guard cut the deficit to 42-33 with a threepointer with seven seconds left in the third quarter, and cut it to 54-53 with another trey with just under a minute left in the game. Trailing 59-56 with a chance to tie with seven seconds left, the Timber Wolvesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jason Todd was stripped while he drove to the hoop, and Chisolm came up with the ball and hit one of two free throws to seal the win. Brown finished with 16 points for Curtis, while Kingma led Jackson with 18 points. The Vikings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; led by senior starters Robinson, Brown, Lewis and Jordan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; finished the season with a 27-2 overall record.

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The Lincoln Abes got off to a hot start at the Hardwood Classic, looking like a serious threat to win the title. But after suffering a disappointing loss to Lakeside in the semifinals to shatter that dream, the Abes rebounded to claim third place with a win over Franklin. The Abes topped Mountlake Terrace 68-47 in their opener on Feb. 28, as Treâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shaun Fletcher tore up the Hawks for a game-high 29 points and 13 rebounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He did everything,â&#x20AC;? said Lincoln head coach Aubrey Shelton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He rebounded, he scored, he took over, played defense, made great passes. He was unselfish. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my player of the year. If he plays like that, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nobody better.â&#x20AC;?


DUAL THREATS. (Left) Treâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shaun Fletcher, who scored 74 points at the state tournament, finishes a dunk in the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; big win over Mountlake Terrace in the opener. (Right) Ahmaad Rorie, who tallied a teamhigh 78 points in the tournament, goes for a layup in the win over Franklin to claim third place.

Fletcher scored nine points in the first quarter, putting Lincoln up 16-9 with a fade away jumper at the buzzer. He added nine more points in the second quarter, including a three-pointer early and a rebound and putback midway through the period to make it 29-16. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I heard (their coach) tell them to try to force me (to the) right,â&#x20AC;? Fletcher said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the key for me to just drive and get in the paint.â&#x20AC;? The Abes led 36-20 at the break, and coasted in the second half. Fletcher finished 10-for-14 from the field, while Ahmaad Rorie hit four three-pointers and added 21 points for the Abes. But Lakeside came out

on fire on March 1, jumping out to a big lead and coasting to an 86-67 win over the Abes. Matthew Poplawski â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished with a teamhigh 23 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hit three early three-pointers, and Tramaine Isabellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s steal and layup gave Lakeside a 20-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. The lead kept growing in the second quarter, as Poplawski hit two more threes, while Lincoln was 0-for-8 from beyond the arc in the first half and just 9-for-32 from the field. Trailing 45-26 at the break, the Abes got no closer

than an 18-point deficit the rest of the way. Rorie scored 28 points and added nine rebounds in the losing effort, while Fletcher had 14 points and 10 rebounds and LaTravion Satterwhite added eight points for the Abes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was tough,â&#x20AC;? Shelton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d imagine that was one of the best games theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played, and it was one of our worst. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bad combination.â&#x20AC;? Despite the devastating loss, the Abes responded in a big way on March 2 by beating Franklin 77-69 to take third place. Fletcher added

his third double-double in three days in his final high school game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; scoring a game-high 31 points and 10 rebounds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while Rorie sank four more three-pointers and tallied 29 points. Tied 15-15 after the first quarter, Lincoln used an 11-2 run to help build a 40-35 lead at the break, and they held off the Quakers the rest of the way. The third-place finish is the highest for the Abes during Sheltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s six-year tenure, as they won the Narrows 3A and finished with a 23-4 overall record.

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Over the years, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has transformed itself and its role in the community. The Tribe’s determined protection of its natural resources, its pivotal role in development of Tacoma’s port area, the Tribe’s major donations to other governments and to charitable organizations, the new-concept Tahoma Market gas station and convenience store, and the development and expansion of the Tribe’s Emerald Queen Casinos are examples of the Puyallup Tribe’s economic progress. Through its two Emerald Queen Casino locations, Administration, Health Authority, Housing Authority, economic development corporation and school, the Puyallup Tribe is one of the largest employers in Pierce County with a payroll of more than 3,500 people – 74 percent of whom are non-Native – and total spending in 2011 of nearly $430 million. This spending supports the community by paying good wages and generous benefits to individuals, and by purchasing goods and services from local suppliers, vendors, contractors and construction companies. Assistance provided to the broader Native American community and the Puyallup Tribal membership also has a far-reaching impact in the community as most of these dollars are in turn spent in the local economy. The Puyallup Tribe is continuously living up to its name, which means, “generous and welcoming behavior to all people.” As such, the Tribe is a key sponsor of countless local charities, non-profit organizations, social welfare projects and events that may otherwise suffer in today’s tight economy. Despite economic uncertainties across the country, the South Sound is doing well, and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians plays a key role in keeping that a reality. From funding education, jobs, healthcare, city improvement projects, crime prevention and environmental efforts, the Tribe’s tradition as the “generous people” is as strong today as it ever was.

Millions in Funding for Local Governments Each year the Puyallup Tribe distributes 2 percent of its gaming revenue from its two Emerald Queen Casino locations to local governments. Over the years the Tribe has provided millions of dollars to fund vital projects and services, and in these current times of economic uncertainty and struggle, funding from the Tribe is most welcome as state and municipal governments slash their budgets and lay off workers to help make ends meet. Decisions on how to distribute this money is made by the Community Contribution Committee, which consists of representatives of the Puyallup Tribe, the Cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Fife, Pierce County, and the Washington State Gambling Commission. This year’s approved distribution was for $1.9 million and was awarded as follows: The City of Fife was approved to receive $850,000, an amount determined by an interlocal agreement between the City and the Tribe. These funds go toward a host of community improvement projects that have ranged from police and fire protection to road improvements such as implementing high-occupancy vehicle lanes along Fife’s stretch of Interstate 5. The City of Puyallup was approved to receive $38,500 for automatic vehicle locators for Puyallup Police Department. Beginning in January, these will be installed in all of the City’s

police cars, which will allow officers to have a moving map on their computers and transmit their locations to the dispatch center. When dispatchers receive 911 calls, they will be able to send the patrol car that is closest to the location of the emergency. The City of Tacoma was approved to receive $798,237. Of this amount, $188,454 will go to law enforcement costs related to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Another $541,783 goes to Tacoma Fire Department, which in 2011 provided fire and medical response 525 times to the casinos. And $68,000 goes to the City Attorney’s Office to pay for prosecuting crimes related to casino operations. Pierce County was approved to receive $85,431 for emergency management services. This covers the cost of assigning county employees to assist the Tribe in preparing to deal with natural disasters. The Tribe agreed to fully fund the County’s $148,051 request as there were not enough 2% funds available. An additional $62,620 will thus be paid from the Tribe’s general fund. Washington State Patrol was approved to receive $150,000 for costs associated with mitigating traffic safety issues on state highways impacted by casino patrons.

Tacoma Fire Department received $541,783 from the Tribe.

Partnering to Improve Local Transportation The Tribe has recognized the need to partner with local jurisdictions to improve local transportation. In the past five years, the Tribe has spent more than $27 million on transportation projects and traffic safety services in neighboring areas. These are largely done in collaboration with state and local governments to benefit the region’s growing traffic infrastructure, which helps everyone. Projects range from lighting & safety improvements, bridges, to reconstruction projects. These projects provide hundreds of jobs to local engineers, tradesmen, environmental and cultural resource consultants, construction contractors, and the like.

Tribal funding allowed for the replacement of the Huckleberry Bridge in Greenwater (Pierce County).

RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE: Huckleberry Bridge: Replacement of a 90ft span bridge, including an access road to the bridge. The project was done under agreement with the Forest Service; the Tribe met the requirements of federal environmental law (NEPA) and will be responsible for bridge maintenance after the project is completed. The project went out to bid in 2011 and construction began

in August 2011. The project is now finished and operational. The Tribe recently received a best project management award for this project by the Regional Bureau of Indian Affairs for completing the project under budget and coordinating with non-tribal jurisdictions for fish restoration. Grandview Avenue & R Street: Reconstruction projects that include adding sidewalk, curbs, gutters, lighting, and stormwater drainage. Permitted through the City of Tacoma. Paving was completed in September 2012. Pacific Highway, Fife: Development of civil engineering, right of way identification and planning for the installation of storm water and utilities in a three lane road between Pacific Highway South and 12th Avenue. The development of the roadway and utilities is to enhance traffic circulation and thus traffic safety of the general public and to provide an alternative access point for ingress/egress to the 54th Street interchange with I-5 where the service level is below standard. Project design began in 2009. The first phase of the project was completed and opened to traffic in March 2012.

For more information about the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, visit

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Cultura infuses art, culture into community

South Tacoma’s newest venue will also host internationally known musicians, artists, dancers and more


CELEBRATE. Marvin Gaviria, left, and partners Globo Azul Events were

joined by City Councilmember Marty Campbell for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of South Tacoma’s newest venue. By Kate Burrows

Only a few days after celebrating its grand opening, Cultura Event Center has already booked internationally known performers for a number of events. The event space and reception hall is already booked for much of the summer, when it will hold weddings, receptions, corporate functions and more. Although the facility is geared toward serving the local Hispanic community, Executive Director Marvin Gaviria hopes the event center becomes a place where anyone can infuse their own culture in the community however they see fit. “I wanted to create a facility that encompasses everything – culture, live music, community,” Gaviria said. “I hope this space becomes a canvas to express your culture, whether that is through a corporate event or a private event.” He and business partners, a group called Globo Azul Events, hope the new addition to the neighborhood enhances Tacoma’s beauty while infusing art and culture into the community. The 11,000-square-foot facility offers full stateof-the-art audio and lighting systems, beautiful exposed brick walls, a long bar on the main floor and a smaller, private bar upstairs. The two areas can be rented separately, and private changing rooms are available for bridal parties, as well. “People can use this facility for whatever type

of event they want,” Gaviria said. “Our rates vary quite a bit depending on what they need.” Cultura also offers a shared commercial kitchen available for use by farmers’ market vendors, caterers, food truck operators and more. Multiple walk-in freezers and refrigerators allow for ample food storage, as well. “I want people to know that we’re a part of the community, and want to hold this place to a higher standard to have a positive impact on the area,” Gaviria said. During a ribbon cutting celebration March 1, Tacoma City Councilmember Marty Campbell praised PHOTO BY KATE BURROWS Cultura for offering a shared commercial kitchen to potentially open FLAIR. Cultura Event Center offers ample space for private events, doors for food truck operators and meetings, artists’ showcases, musical performances and more. other small-business people. “We art, but Cultura’s performance art and other activities need more community kitchens open to the public will be huge for the area,” he added. in Tacoma,” he said. “As we work to become a true Coming up on March 22, Cultura is holding a international city, it is places like this that put us on night of live music by salsa superstar Luisito Carrion the map.” – one of the originators of salsa. For more informaCampbell also believes the cultural performances tion about Cultura Event Center, e-mail info@cultuand events will only help build up the local business community and neighborhood itself. “You can tell Cultura Event Center is located at 5602 S. Washthat the South Tacoma Business District embraces ington St.


Market St. The comedian – best known for co-creating “Chappelle’s Show” and co-writing cult comedy “Half Baked” with Dave Chappelle – will headline at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. March 8 and 9. The 8 p.m. shows are open to 18 and older, but you have to be 21 or older for the later shows. Tickets are $10 to $15; (253) 282-7203 or see for more info.

THREE The first annual Northwest Family Expo happens March 16 at the Tacoma Dome Expo Hall. Starting at 9 a.m. you can experience live family entertainment and hear tips from the experts on raising your family in the Northwest, plus many booths offering great deals for the entire family. Be one of the first 100 in line and receive a free ticket to Wild Waves theme park. All ticket proceeds benefit MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, available at Ticketmaster or at the box office on the day of the event. Parking is free.

TWO NEAL BRENNAN Neal Brennan is the main attraction this weekend at Tacoma Comedy Club, 933

‘PROOF’ Pierce College Theatre is staging the award-winning play “Proof” on March 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, “Proof” tells the story of Catherine, a troubled young woman who cares for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. After he dies, Catherine is confronted with the most challenging problem of all: how much of her

father’s madness – or genius – will she inherit? Studio 320, Cascade Building, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Dr. S.W., Lakewood. Tickets: $3 for general admission, $2 for Pierce students. Available at the Student Programs Office – Fort Steilacoom, at the door or by phone (253) 964-6710.


‘FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY’ C el e b ra t e d actress and lifelong redhead Julianne Moore was ni c k n a m e d “Freckleface Strawberry” as a young girl. She turned that childhood teasing and nickname into the title of her bestselling children’s book series, “Freckleface Strawberry,” and now the beloved story has made the transition to the stage in an entertaining new musical

full of dancing, music and laughter with an endearing message of self-acceptance. It runs for six performances, Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. from March 9-17. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Ave. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended: www. or call the TMP box office at (253) 565-6867.


Northwest Sinfonietta will present the 1925 Charlie Chaplin masterpiece “The Gold Rush” while performing the original orchestral score, March 16 at Temple Theater, 7:30 p.m. Get tickets at www.


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Tacoma Opera stages “Hotel Murano: The Collection” 1853 classic “La Traviata” BOOK REVIEWS


he opening of the Sheraton Hotel in the early 1980s was a big deal in Tacoma; a downtown that had been in decay for years after Tacoma Mall slowly dragged retail activity away had its first major, modern hotel. It was eventually acquired by Provenance Hotels of Portland. The renovation it did on the property, which converted it into Hotel Murano, was another milestone. Glass art was installed throughout the building, celebrating Tacoma’s emergence as a major city for this medium. A new book provides information on all of this art. The descriptions are brief and the book is heavy on breathtaking color photographs. “Hotel Murano: The Collection” is split into sections that correspond with sections of the hotel. It begins with an introduction by Matthew Kangas, an art critic who lives in Seattle. This provides background on the uniqueness of the glass art installations in a hotel. It explains how Tessa Pappas, curator of the art, traveled the world to find glass creations that would fit with the refurbished and redesigned interior areas of the building. The collection fits into seven categories: major commissions; commission for elevator lobbies, commissions that are part of the hotel’s design environment, objects and vessels that carry a symbolic or ceremonial character; abstract art; sculptures with animal imagery and those that use the human figure. The most visible work is “Orizon” by Greek artist Costas Varotsos. Two pages are devoted to a photo and information on this 100-foot sculpture situated just outside the entrance to Hotel Murano. Many Tacomans have seen some of the work around the lobby, from attending social functions or business meetings. Unless one has had relatives or

business associates spending a night at Hotel Murano, much of the artwork has not been seen. This book fills that gap nicely, depicting all the glass art in the building. Of most interest to those who have been in public access areas of the hotel, but not on the floors above, is the section on the guest floors in the tower. On the eighth floor is “Akhenaton” by Seth Randal. A human face and headdress in hues of purple and red, the piece is inspired by ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Another fascinating installation is on the 14th floor. “Trio,” by Seattle artist Dante Marioni, is three tall vase forms, yellow with red trim. The page has a description of the work by the artist. The next floor up has Susan Taylor Glasgow examining the female form with “Happily Ever After.” Made of fused and sewn glass, it is in the form of a woman’s torso in a corset. Her brief artist statement and the longer description that follows explains how her work is influenced by traditional gender roles and her interpretations of them as a modern woman. The shortest section is two pages devoted to Bite Restaurant, in the passage off the lobby. The art there is “Oakland Deck” by Therman Statom, who lives and works in Omaha, Neb. It is a wall of playing cards. “His work displays a refreshing curiosity and childlike innocence, while at the same time demonstrating wit, wisdom and self-confidence. The charm of his work is that it keeps us guessing.” One page near the end provides background information on Pappas. “Hotel Murano: The Collection” is an interesting look at a very unique hotel. The book makes for a quick, but satisfying, read. Reviewed by John Larson

Tacoma Opera’s “La Traviata” March 15 & 17 Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 1886 Portrait of Verdi, composer of “La Traviata,” by Giovanni Boldini By Dave R. Davison


acoma Opera is set to finish its 2012-13 season in grand style with a production of “La Traviata,” Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece that remains one of the most performed operas worldwide despite the fact that it is now more than 150 years old. Fans of the PBS series “Downton Abbey” will find themselves right at home as Tacoma Opera director Noel Koran decided to set the production in the roaring 1920s, an epoch of tuxedos, elegant gowns and lavish cocktail parties. Verdi had originally wanted his opera to be given a contemporary setting (mid-1800s when he wrote it), but was forced initially to set it in the 1700s. During the last 150 years, however, opera directors have felt themselves free to give the piece a setting from any era that strikes their fancy. This is in keeping with the spirit of Verdi’s original intent. A 2009 production of the opera in Dresden had the leading lady decked out in hot pink stilettos and a short, flashy cheetah dress. Earlier this year a San Francisco version of “La Traviata” set the story in the 1980s during the height of the AIDS crisis. It is testament to the timeless quality of the story and the music that it can feel so at home in any era. “La Traviata” is translated as “The Fallen Woman.” The story is based on

Alexandre Dumas’ novel “La Dame Aux Cámelias.” It is a love story involving a high-end prostitute named Violetta who is at the center of a dazzling party scene of the upper crust of Parisian society. She falls in love with the sincere young nobleman Alfredo. Alfredo’s father, Giorgio, persuades Violetta to leave his son for the sake of his family’s reputation and the tragedy is set in motion. Verdi wanted to elicit a humane, tolerant and loving reaction in his audience in accordance with the romantic spirit that is still very much alive in our own time. In the Tacoma Opera production, Violetta is played by soprano Jacquelynne Fontaine. Alfredo is performed by tenor Brendon Touhy for whom the role is something of a homecoming since he was born and raised in Tacoma. Touhy has performed extensively with the Houston Grand Opera and Portland Opera. He has also performed at many other venues all over the world. “‘La Traviata’ is a great crash course in opera,” said Touhy. “If you like ‘Traviata,’ you’ll get opera. It you don’t like it then maybe opera is not for you. It’s got everything – love, tragedy and human relationships. The music is stunningly beautiful with a lot of famous tunes in it.” Tacoma Opera’s “La Traviata” is sung in Italian with English projections. The opera will be performed March 15 and 17 in the Pantages Theater. For further information call (253) 627-7789 or visit

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MUDHONEY DOCUMENTARY GIVES Going vegan now just may help you avoid health problems later INSIGHT TO LEGENDARY BAND


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TOUCH THEM, THEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE SICK. Mudhoney is (L-R) Mark Arm, Guy Maddison, Dan Peters and Steve Turner. By Ernest A. Jasmin

There are many moments in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Now: The Story of Mudhoneyâ&#x20AC;? that debunk the notion of what it means to be in a legendary rock band. An early scene from this excellent rock doc, recently out on DVD, depicts grunge godfather Mark Arm working his less than glamorous day job, packaging and shipping merch from Sub Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seattle warehouse. Later, we see bassist Guy Maddison in powder blue scrubs roaming the halls of Harborview Medical Center, where he works as a nurse tech when Mudhoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not rocking far away stages in Australia and Japan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People often times believe that if they have heard of a band that the people in that band are well-to-do ... and life is easy,â&#x20AC;? Sub Pop executive VP Megan Jasper narrates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always like that, especially with independent bands.â&#x20AC;? So, no, Mudhoney didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cash in quite like their chart-topping peers in Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. But they did pretty much put Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s punk scene on the map years before Kurt Cobain and company became household names. And directors Ryan Short and Adam Pease excel in delivering compelling, no-nonsense insight into the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s origins, motivations and lasting importance. They get plenty of help from a whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s alt-rock. Along with Mudhoney - also guitarist Steve

Turner, drummer Dan Peters and original bassist Matt Lukin - Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Sonic Youthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore and Pearl Jamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament are among the rockers, record execs and journalists that make cameos, in stylish black and white. We trace the band back to its roots in Arm and Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school punk band Mr. Epp & the Calculations and in protogrunge group Green River. We see footage from watershed performances: the gig at London School of African and Oriental Studies where Mudhoney collapsed the stage and made the British press take notice; Lame Fest, the showcase that heralded the mayhem to come, at the Moore Theatre in 1989. But mostly we see a band that has maintained its integrity and, perhaps more importantly, a sense of humor even as mayhem and tragedy unfolded around it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any time you play music for the crowd instead of yourself, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re f***ed,â&#x20AC;? Mark Arm declares in the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening scene. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people think of music as a way to get something else,â&#x20AC;? he elaborates as the film comes to a close. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, and I think the rest of the band, music is an end in and of itself.â&#x20AC;? Mudhoney has persevered against all odds and is gearing up for a big spring, with a March 30 show coming up at Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Neumoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, just days before Sub Pop delivers its latest album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vanishing Point.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Nowâ&#x20AC;? reminds you why you should still care.

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Normally, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a big fan of organized religion, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an honorary Catholic this month. My girlfriend has been known to escape my corrupting influence and show up for mass once in a while. So, in solidarity with her, I gave up meat for Lent this year. But â&#x20AC;&#x201C; psssst â&#x20AC;&#x201C; really, it was also an excuse to do a little experiment Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been putting off since I first watched â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forks Over Knives.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lee Fulkersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 documentary based on the research of physician Caldwell Esselstyn and nutritional biochemist T. Colin Campbell. The gist of it is that there are tremendous health benefits to be gained from eating a diet consisting of plantbased, whole foods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whole foodsâ&#x20AC;? means grub that has been minimally processed or refined. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about eating bananas and sweet potatoes instead of Aspartame-and-highfructose-corn-syrup-packed protein bars and energy drinks. The problem Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve run into in the past, though, is that many vegan recipes are pretty bland, especially the ones in the book version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forks Over Knives.â&#x20AC;? And temptations are everywhere. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve remained vegetarian these last few weeks, but I went on a serious grilled cheese bender after I caught the Mono Men at the Green Frog in Bellingham. (Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all they had on the menu, and the aroma of free bacon they were handing out around midnight didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help.) So, recently, I turned to someone with more experience for advice. Kristina Brown is a local holistic health counselor who teaches vegan cooking through her company, Eating Skinny ( Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eaten a vegan diet since 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had high cholesterol and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose weight. It worked for me,â&#x20AC;? said Brown, 62. But she warned against seeing eating vegan as a magic cure-all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people are making very big claims about the vegan diet,â&#x20AC;?

she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is no guarantee that you will not get cancer or you will not get heart disease or you will not get diabetes. What it does is it increases your chances of not getting those diseases.â&#x20AC;? She provided these tips for getting started: â&#x20AC;˘ Find a good cookbook and dive in: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The missing link to getting healthy, whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re vegan or not, is you need to cook,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need to fall in love with food.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Ease into it: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would do it in small increments because it can be very overwhelming.â&#x20AC;? You can start by eliminating dairy or committing to three vegan meals a week. â&#x20AC;˘ Transition with tofu: From soy milk to Tofurkey, there are plenty of vegan options for weaning yourself off of animal products. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a big fan of people using that long term,â&#x20AC;? said Brown, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just processed food. But when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re transitioning, I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Emphasize the veggies: â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the cornerstone of a healthy diet, vegan or otherwise. The green leafies - like kale, collards, spinach and swiss chard - are the most nutrient dense vegetables. So if you can have greens a couple of times a day that would be fantastic.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Diversify your diet: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your greatest safety and enjoyment will be in a variety of foods: sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots, eggplants. Eat on the color wheel so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting all of the micronutrients and minerals that you need.â&#x20AC;? Bridge over with meat substitutes: - Learn to love legumes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beans and lentils need to become your best friends. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re one of the best sources of protein. They have something called resistant starch. So theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really good for people trying to lose weight.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Join South Sound Vegans: This 240-plus member Meet Up group plans a variety of social events, from dinners at local restaurants to movie nights at the Grand Cinema. Brown insists you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be vegan to join. Search for them on for a schedule of upcoming events.


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Soul survivor counts his blessings

play, collectively, with just about everybody you can name in the business, from Paul Simon to Crosby, Stills & Nash to Bob Dylan to Jerry Lee Lewisâ&#x20AC;Ś on and on and on. After I recovered from the liver transplant in 2006, I hooked up with these guys and recorded â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clean Getaway.â&#x20AC;? Then I got back together with them a couple years ago and recorded â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soul Shot.â&#x20AC;? And this record is nothing but soul. TW: You have a few remakes on there, ranging from Parliament to Otis Redding. Tell me about why you chose those cuts. Salgado: Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re songs that, usually, I grew up with of just love and that just hit my auditory nerve â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ones that really mean a lot. One of my producers handed me a song that I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that familiar with â&#x20AC;Ś that was by the Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Jays. It was called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Me Make Love To You.â&#x20AC;? That was the biggest challenge, covering Eddie Levert. We wanted to strip it down, take away the violins and the background singing and make it just a rhythm section and me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; raw, just singing it. And we get a lot of talk about that, actually. So we pulled it off.

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Last year, Portland blues and soul man Curtis Salgado was riding high from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soul Shot,â&#x20AC;? his critically acclaimed debut for Alligator Records, and from being crowned soul/ blues artist of the year at the 34th annual Blues Awards in Memphis. Then, in July, his doctor found a small tumor on his left lung. It was his third time facing cancer, following a liver transplant in 2006 and the removal of part of that same lung in 2007. Salgado, 59, has recovered and will headline Jazzbones on March 8. And when Tacoma Weekly caught up with him last week, he talked about the perspective that facing death and being supported by the Northwest music community has given him. TW: You had a scare last year. How is your health? Salgado: Last Friday, I did an MRI and a CAT scan, and they called me up on Monday and said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good.â&#x20AC;? I just keep diligent and check my body and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it, and live life and hope it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come back. I mean, this is the third time; so, for me it has changed my outlook, of course, as it would anybody. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of, in a way, extremely freeing. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m blessed, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been blessed repeatedly. I want to live, you know. I want to live to the ripe old age of 80-something. That would be nice. But I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think in those terms. TW: Has that experience impacted you as a performer or inspired your material? Salgado: It might, eventually â&#x20AC;Ś but not in terms of Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to write a song about cancer. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just growing up. With or without cancer, I would have had the same epiphanies. So (how) does a miracle, or a series of miracles in my case, change you? Well one (way) is I really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care about fame and fortune. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not important any more. My little mantra is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m rich in friends and famous in the eyes of God. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m already rich and famous.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? TW: I guess, before all this happened, fame and fortune was a driving force for you. Salgado: Well, yeah. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about fortune, but how about just being able to pay the bills and not worry about it? â&#x20AC;Ś I wanted to be in that coliseum with people pumping their

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Lincoln High School is preparing to celebrate its 100th birthday, and to help raise money for scholarships to herald the occasion, Tacoma guitar prodigy Nolan Garrett offered to help out by rocking the stage at The Swiss for a fundraiser on March 3. On March 16, he will also give an all-ages acoustic performance at Forza in University Place (79 p.m.), then on March 22, he plays Freeman High School in Spokane and on May 7, he plays at Tacoma’s City of Destiny Awards event. Yes, Garrett gets around among all kinds of various audiences and venues, and this 15-year-old Tacoma native, and straight “A” student at School of the Arts, loves it. “It’s nice that I’m able to get not just an older fan base, but also kids my age coming to my shows and relating to the music,” he said. Older music fans seem to like Garrett’s “old soul” when he’s playing classic blues, and younger fans like the way he incorporates a variety of genres into his playing, from grunge to pop to rock ‘n’ roll. His ability to blend and represent a breadth of musical styles is nothing short of amazing. In fact, anytime Nolan is playing, people pay attention. Even the legendary Cyndi Lauper was attracted to his playing when Garrett was poolside last year at the Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles during Grammy Awards season. “I was just sitting there working on my practice routines in my own little space. I did that for about eight hours. I didn’t know who (Lauper) was when she first came up, and she said, ‘You’ve been playing that guitar all day. Have you finally learned to play a song?’” Garrett then played his song “Don’t Criticize Me” for Lauper and her friend, who turned out to CHASING ICE (75 MIN, PG-13) Fri 3/8: 2:00, 6:35, 8:30 Sat 3/9-Sun 3/10: 11:45am, 2:00, 6:35, 8:30 Mon 3/11: 2:00, 6:35, 8:30 Tue 3/12: 2:00 Wed 3/13-Thu 3/14: 2:00, 6:35, 8:30 EMPEROR (98 MIN, PG-13) Fri 3/8: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05 Sat 3/9-Sun 3/10: 11:55am, 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05 Mon 3/11-Thu 3/14: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05 QUARTET (98 MIN, PG-13) Fri 3/8: 1:45, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45 Sat 3/9-Sun 3/10: 11:30am, 1:45, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45 Mon 3/11-Thu 3/14: 1:45, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45 AMOUR (127 MIN, PG-13) Fri 3/8-Thu 3/14: 3:50 SILVER LINING PLAYBOOK (122 MIN, R) Fri 3/8: 3:20, 6:10, 8:55 Sat 3/9-Sun 3/10: 12:40, 3:20, 6:10, 8:55 Mon 3/11: 3:20, 6:10, 8:55 Tue 3/12: 6:10, 8:55 Wed 3/13-Thu 3/14: 3:20, 6:10, 8:55 CONSUMING SPIRITS (136 MIN, NR) Tue 3/12: 2:30, 7:00

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lenge after having won in the solo category at the Back to Beale Street Blues Competition presented by the South Sound Blues Association. He was the youngest player in the “adult” category. He came back to Tacoma happy that he went, and with more confidence in following his own path. When asked if he’d do it again, he replied: “I don’t think my style is quite what they’re looking for. A lot of those guys are old school (Robert Johnson/ Delta blues) and what I have is more progressive. It was definitely a great experience and a lot of fun.” Add to this his sweeping of “Kids Got Talent 2010” where he scored Best Solo Artist, Best Band and Audience Favorite. He wowed them at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. Not bad for a boy who wasn’t all that interested in playing the guitar at first. After trying out for sports, Garrett says he just didn’t click with athletics, so his mom suggested he take up a musical instrument when he was around 8 years old. A year later he was playing onstage and the rest is, as they say, history. He gives a lot of credit to his guitar teacher Daniel Harris at Ted Brown Music. “If I didn’t have him as a teacher, I don’t know if I would still be playing right now. “It started when I wrote my first song called ‘We’re Not Sure What To Do.’ It was my attempt at one of those we’re-going-tochange-the-world kind of songs, but I was only in 5th grade. From then on I just slowly progressed.” His mom and dad, too, are his biggest cheerleaders. “My parents are very supportive. I wouldn’t be able to do anything I do without them.” Looking to the future, Garrett has big plans for his music career. “I want to be playing in front of gigantic crowds. I want to be playing big festivals and selling out the Tacoma Dome. My ultimate goal is to win a Grammy before I’m 18. Anything’s possible. And to play onstage with Paul McCartney – that would be a dream come true.”

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8 EMERALD QUEEN: Groove City (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC

BACKSTAGE: Blacklist Union, Degree of Disorder, Sin Circus (Metal) 8 p.m., $10 C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Chapter 5 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Curtis Salgado (Blues) 8 p.m., $15 LOCHS: Ang P & Miz, Mota Mouth Jones & Silk Stylz, King Scrub, Pretty Slique, KO 808, Yak Nasty That Nilla, Asylum, Second Family, Enasnimi, Cellar Door (Rap) 7 p.m., $10 LOUIE G’S: Hardcount, Big Wheel Stunt Show, Ranchero (Rock) 8 p.m., $5, AA MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Variety Hour, Red Jacket Mine, Trees and Timber, 9 p.m. PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock covers) 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Three Skinny White Samoans, 9 p.m. SWISS: Radio 80, 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Crazy Texas Gypsies, 8 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Gary Cook (Jazz guitarist) 5:30 p.m., NC, AA VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC


C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. EMERALD QUEEN: Groove City (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Sweetkiss Momma, Andy Schofner, 8 p.m., $10 LOUIE G’S: Digital Chemistry, Black Stone River, Tut, Black Diamond (Rock) 8 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: The &#@($!* Eagles, the Gum, Plastards, 8 p.m. SPAR: Accidental Heroes, 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Crosswalk, 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Sukkor, Taturas, Absent Light (Metal) 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

STONEGATE: Bobby Hoffman & All-Star Band, 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Remedy (Rock jam) 7 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 11 SWISS: Maia Santell & House Blend (Blues/jazz) 8 p.m.

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (Blues) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke, 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino (Blues jam) UNCLE SAM’S: Bill Pease, Paul Buck, Chris Gartland (Blues) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12 EMERALD QUEEN: Chris Cagle, Randy Houser (Country) 8 p.m., $10-$40

ANTIQUE SANDWICH SHOP: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAWSONS: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 8 p.m. LOUIE G’S: (Acoustic open mic) 6 p.m. STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 SWISS: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 7 p.m., $5, AA

BACKSTAGE: (Rock jam) 9 p.m. DAVE’S OF MILTON: Rubber Band (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. GIBSON’S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (Open mic) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: N.M.W.P. (Rock jam) 8:30 p.m., NC



OLIVE BRANCH CAFÉ: Michelle Beaudry (Jazz guitarist) 4 p.m., NC, AA

DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. SPAR: T-Town Aces (Blues) 7 p.m., NC

DAVE’S OF MILTON: Powercell (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Kry (Rock covers) 11 p.m., $7 PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock jam) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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FRI., MARCH 8 TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYMPHONIC BAND MUSIC – Tacoma Community College, Building 2 Auditorium. Featuring tuba soloist Torrey Lawrence, playing the Gregson Tuba Concerto. Other works by Connor, Galbraith, Pann, and Milford. Free. Info: www.

SAT., MARCH 9 POETRY OUT LOUD HAPPENINGS – Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest for high school students – a program that builds on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form and engages students in the dynamic aspects of poetry performance. This year, 76 schools participated in Washington. Thirteen students – the top performers from seven regional finals held across the state – will recite poetry in competition for the state title, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Poetry Out Loud national finals. In addition to the student recitations, this event includes live jazz music by the Kareem Kandi Band, as well as a reading by current Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, which encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. This exciting program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. This event is free and open to the public. Info: www. The event takes place at 1 p.m. at Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway in Tacoma. FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize it is her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? Based on the beloved New York Times best selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, this brand-new musical brings you and your family inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to love the skin they’re in. And what a story you will see! Suitable for ages 3 and older. March 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2013. Mid-week school group matinees: March 14 and 19 at 10:30 a.m. Info: (253) 565-6867 or Tacoma Musical Playhouse is located at 7116 6th Ave. in Tacoma. HAPPENINGS

STUDENT RECITAL AT UPS MUSIC – Come hear awesome oboe/English horn/trumpet music performed by music education majors Amanda Thompson, class of 2013 and Noah Jacoby, class of 2014. Info: The performance takes place at 5 p.m. at University of Puget Sound, Schneebeck Concert Hall.

SUN., MARCH 10 FAIR TRADIN’S SPRING BARTER FAIRE HAPPENINGS – These events are intended to build community through barter instead of money. All products offered are to be homegrown, homemade or home crafted for personal use. Info: 411402695621176/?ref=22. The event will be held at the Point Defiance-Ruston Senior Center at 1 p.m., located at 4716 N. Baltimore St. JAZZ LIVE AT MARINE VIEW CHURCH MUSIC – Tom Grant has accomplished much over his four-decade career: four #1 adult contemporary albums among his 23 releases, “Tonight Show” appearance with Jay Leno, extensive compositions for television shows and films, tours to Japan and Indonesia and recognition as one of the smooth jazz pioneers of the early 1980s. He is still eager, however, to share his subtle, skillful


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donate a new or gently used bear, under 12 inches. Info: VALUE VILLAGE DONATION DRIVE HAPPENINGS – Visit the University Place Value Village, 6802 19th St. W. and proceeds from all donations of quality, reusable clothing will benefit The Arc of Washington. The organization helps to empower individuals with disabilities. There will be a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, as well. Info: ‘THE WOMAN IN BLACK’ THEATER – The Lakewood Playhouse presents the fourth of its 74th season of plays. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s terrifying ghost story “The Woman in Black” is the second-longest running show in London’s West End behind Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” The play will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Performances will be through March 17, with a special showing 8 p.m. on March 7 (pay what you can actors’ benefit). General admission tickets are $24, $21 (senior/military) and $18 (students/educators). This is a ghost story that will have you checking the shadows when you return home and a chilling tale that will have you telling yourself over and over: It is only a play…it is only a play. Info: TEDDIE BEAR MUSIC MUSIC – Teddie Bear Music is a child and parent musical adventure. Join instructor Janice Berntsen as she shows students how to share the gift of music and movement with their children, ages 1-4. Sessions are held Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Ted Brown Music, located at 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd. For more info, visit

music, both through his touch on piano and in his voice. The master pianist, singer and songwriter has married his improvisational jazz fusion styles with the warm, melodic grooves to keep fans searching for the rare live appearance in the Puget Sound. Appearing with him at Jazz Live at Marine View is his longtime collaborator David Captein on bass, versatile drummer Jeff Frankel and special guest vocalist Shelly Rudolph. Attend this premier evening of jazz in the beautiful setting of Marine View. Admission is free to all ages. Info: www.marineviewpc. org. The performance takes place at 5 p.m. at Marine View Church, located at 8469 Eastside Dr. N.E. in Tacoma.

MON., MARCH 11 CLARINET RECITAL MUSIC – This diverse and exciting recital will feature concert works penned by composers famous for their work in the film industry of the mid-1900s. Works by William Alwyn, Miklos Rozsa and Bernard Herrmann. The recital takes place at University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Concert Hall.

TUES., MARCH 12 JAZZ CLASS WITH KAREEM KANDI HAPPENINGS – Learn jazz theory, improvisation and performance technique. The jam is every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma. To register, contact Stephanie at (253) 272-3211. This class is geared towards high school age. Must know how to sightread and know scales. Any instrument is welcome. Fee is $80 per month (100 percent of fee goes to Ted Brown Music Outreach, a non-profit organization supporting youth music. Info: / The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Ted Brown Music, located at 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd. in Tacoma. CHRIS CAGLE FEATURING RANDY HOUSER HAPPENINGS – The Emerald Queen Casino and 100.7 The Wolf present Chris Cagle with special guest Randy Houser. Ask Cagle what is most important to him and you

can bet he will answer this way: “Family, ranch, music. That’s it.” Born in DeRidder, La., and raised “all over,” Cagle set off for Nashville after trying his hand at college in Texas and finding the pull to pursue music too strong to ignore. Like many young artists, he spent several years working odd jobs in Nashville and scraping up enough cash to record four original songs for a demo tape. Cagle’s self-proclaimed version of “redneck rock ‘n’ roll” has been firing people up for more than 10 years, and this time around, he is chomping at the bit for an energetic reintroduction to the country music community that has been a long time coming. Must be 21 or older to enter. Info: The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Emerald Queen Casino’s I-5 Tacoma Showroom, located at 2024 E. 29th St. in Tacoma. A WOMAN OF ACTION THEATER – A day of live theater for the family, Harriet Tubman Historical Portrayal, a musical storytelling performance featuring Karol Brown as Harriet Tubman and James Brown as Brother Ely, her singing care provider. This program also includes some basic information on the Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Health information fair, DASH Performing Art Center special guest performance and Ann Mumford, HIV/AIDS community educator. $10 adults, $5 children to age 18. Info: The performance takes place at the Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium at 2 p.m.

ard Treat, cello; Sandra Bleiweiss, piano. Info: www.scchamberseries. org. The performance takes place at the Great Hall of Annie Wright School in Tacoma at 4 p.m.

BULLETIN BOARD ‘LA TRAVIATA’ – One of the greatest operas of all time is coming to Tacoma. Based on a semi-autobiographical novella by Alexandre Dumas, the opera tells the story of Violetta Valery, a beautiful and charming young courtesan who falls in love with an ardent young gentleman from a reputable family, only to be haunted by her socially questionable past. Verdi’s masterwork will move the audience to tears and touch many hearts. Purchase tickets soon for “La Traviata” which takes place at the Pantages March 15, at 8 p.m. and March 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets: HAPPENINGS

RAGS WEARABLE ART HAPPENINGS – The 19th annual RAGS wearable art sale and gallery competition will take place March 710 at the Larson’s Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma in Fife. In the last 18 years RAGS has raised $1,085,000 for the YWCA Pierce County’s domestic violence prevention programs. In the face of mounting state and federal budget cuts, the YWCA’s need for increased private funding sources has reached a new level, which RAGS hopes to help meet with this event. Info: TEDDY BEAR PATROL Bartell Drugs is helping to give “bear hugs” to children in stressful or traumatic situations as the Puget Sound area drugstore chain teams up again with Warm 106.9 FM in the annual “Teddy Bear Patrol” campaign, now through March 30. All 58 Bartell Drugs locations are designated locations for teddy bear donations. The annual drive puts teddy bears in the hands of police officers, hospital employees and emergency response teams so they may give bears to children involved in challenging situations. More than 74,000 bears have been collected over the past several years for this tremendous cause. Purchase an official “Bartell Bear” for $7 and Bartell Drugs will donate a second bear to the campaign, or HAPPENINGS –

SECOND CITY CHAMBER SERIES MUSIC – Second City Chamber Series lost a great friend of music in 2011 with the passing of its former President of the Board of Directors, Gail Elliott. Come and enjoy a program put on by her musical friends featuring some of this sophisticated lady’s favorite musical works! Phillipe Gaubert: “Three Watercolors,” W.A. Mozart: “L’amero, saro costante” Luigi Boccherini: “Sonate in A major,” Felix Mendelssohn: three songs, John Rutter: “Suite Antique,” Sergey Rachmaninov: “Vocalise,” Sigmund Romberg: songs, Howard Hanson: “Serenade.” Featuring Karen Urlie, soprano; Darrin Thaves, flute; Svend Rønning, violin; Rich-

‘MEMORIES AND MEDITATIONS’ ART – “Memories and Meditations: A Retrospective on Michael Kenna’s Photography” is on view at Tacoma Art Museum through March 24. Kenna has been capturing the ethereal essence of locations across the globe for more than 30 years. His unique point of view evokes a sense of calm that enhances the intimate connections of history and geography. This is the first United States retrospective of this internationally acclaimed photographer’s work in nearly 20 years. The exhibition explores Kenna’s ongoing investigations of everything from the natural beauty of an island among eastern countries to the haunting shadows of abandoned buildings in the Midwest of the United States. Kenna is known to frequently return to certain locales in order to record them over the course of several years to capture the brilliance of time passing and memory. His wonder at the alchemy of printmaking translates into a wonderland of visual poetry. Info: www. NORTHWEST ART ART – “Best of the Northwest: Selected Paintings from the Collection” is on display at Tacoma Art Museum. The works on view are some of the best from its collection of paintings by Northwest artists. It runs through March. HOT HULA FITNESS ETC – Every Monday through Wednesday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts hot hula fitness classes from 7-8 p.m. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific islands, hot hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance moves set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. Hot hula fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout that isolates your larger muscle groups, quads and arms, providing a total body workout in 60 minutes. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy hot hula fitness. Admission: $6 (discount with APCC membership). APCC is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. DRUM CIRCLE

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YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a Review Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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 a Review Hearing on April 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, 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. TO: Wenona Thomas and Victor BolanosAcosta In the Welfare of: B., A. M. DOB: 10/03/2005 Case Number: PUY-TPR-06/12-005 In the Welfare of: B.-A. JR., V. H. DOB: 10/20/200 Case Number: PUY-TPR-06/12-006 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Adjudication Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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 Adjudication Hearing on April 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, 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. TO: Wenona Thomas and Victor BolanosAcosta In the Welfare of: B., A. M. DOB: 10/03/2005 Case Number: PUY-AD-06/12-007 In the Welfare of: B.-A. JR., V. H. DOB: 10/20/2006 Case Number: PUY-AD-06/12008 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Adoption Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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 Adoption Hearing on April 17, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, 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.

CASE NUMBER: PUY-CV-DISS-2013-0024 ;OL7L[P[PVULYOHZĂ&#x201E;SLKH*P]PS7L[P[PVUHNHPUZ[ the Respondent in this Court. Both the Petitioner and Respondent have the right to legal representation in this case. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. The Respondent must respond to this Civil Petition within twenty (20) days after being served. The Respondent must respond by serving a copy of a written answer on the 7L[P[PVULYHUKI`Ă&#x201E;SPUN[OPZ^YP[[LUHUZ^LY^P[O [OPZ*V\Y[HSVUN^P[OHUHMĂ&#x201E;KH]P[VMZLY]PJL YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear in the Puyallup Tribal Court on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, in the matter of which is located at 1638 East 29th Street, Tacoma, Washington, and you are to stay until this Court may hear this matter. YOU ARE SUMMONED to appear on Tuesday the 16th day of April,2013 at 9:00 a.m. for an Initial Hearing. FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER RECEIVING NOTICE MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT. DATE: this 4th day of March, 2013. Puyallup Tribal Court Clerk

TO: Curtis Nix FOR THE MATTER OF: Julius Sanchez vs. Curtis Nix CASE NUMBER: PUY-CV-PO-2013-0019 DV ;OL7L[P[PVULYOHZĂ&#x201E;SLKH*P]PS7L[P[PVUHNHPUZ[ the Respondent in this Court. Both the Petitioner and Respondent have the right to legal representation in this case. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. The Respondent must respond to this Civil Petition within twenty (20) days after being served. The Respondent must respond by serving a copy of a written answer on the 7L[P[PVULYHUKI`Ă&#x201E;SPUN[OPZ^YP[[LUHUZ^LY^P[O [OPZ*V\Y[HSVUN^P[OHUHMĂ&#x201E;KH]P[VMZLY]PJL YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear in the Puyallup Tribal Court on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, in the matter of which is located at 1638 East 29th Street, Tacoma, Washington, and you are to stay until this Court may hear this matter. YOU ARE SUMMONED to appear on Tuesday the 16th day of April, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for an Initial Hearing. FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER RECEIVING NOTICE MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT. DATE: this 5th day of March, 2013. Puyallup Tribal Court Clerk

YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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 April 15, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS Volunteer needed to teach exercise class for seniors Tai Chi, sails class or yoga. Tuesday & Thursday mornings 10 or 11 AM. Portland Ave Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave E Tacoma, WA 98404. Call and speak with Bonnie @ 253-591-5391

Project Homeless Connect is an annual event where homeless individuals can receive free services. The next event will be held at Spanaway Elementary on Friday, January 26th. For more information visit www.pchomelessconnect. com or call 253.593.2111.

South Sound Outreach is offering free tax preparation for those who make $50,000 or less. To schedule an appointment call 253.593.2111 or visit our website at

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Need safe farms or barns for indoor/outdoor semi-feral cats. They DUHĂ&#x20AC;[HGYDFFLQDWHG and de-wormed. Ages 9 mo. & up. Leave message at (253) 298-0913

TO: Tammy Lee Sasticum In the Welfare of: J., J. M. DOB: 05/28/2009 Case Number: PUY-CW-AD-2013-0007 In the Welfare of: J., J. B. DOB: 05/16/2005 Case Number: PUY-CW-AD-2013-0008 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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 April 15, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, 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.

Tiny Bird Rescue Sandy


Metro Animal Services Pets of the Week

1200 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98374 253-299-PETS


Leroy is a very smart and handsome man who is waiting for a Forever Family to challenge him! He would do great in a home that gives him a job to do and includes him in all of their physical activities.

The City of Milton City Council will hold a Special Meeting to continue their discussions of Council Goals from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11 in Council Chambers at Milton City Hall, 1000 Laurel St, Milton, WA. This Special Meeting will be followed by the Regular Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m.


Pearl is a gorgeous diluted tortie who is a bit shy but is coming around very quickly. She is declawed so needs to be an inside only kitty and she also would prefer to be the only kitty in the house. She is patiently waiting for her Forever Family to take her home.

Currently available animals are featured on our website

Pet of the Week

TO: Teresa Harvey In the Welfare of: H., K. C. DOB: 04/07/2006 Case Number: PUY-G-03/07-180 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a Status Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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 a Status Hearing on April 4, 2013 at 11:00 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.

ABANDONED VEHICLE SALE Fife Towing, Fife Recovery Service & NW Towing., at 1313 34th Ave E, Fife on 3/18/2013. In compliance with the 2:00pm. Viewing of cars from 1:00-2:00pm. Registered Tow Numbers 5009, 5421, 5588. Cash Auction 6US`^^^Ă&#x201E;ML[V^PUNJVT

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elvisâ&#x20AC;? Elvis is in the building, and he is a hunk, a hunk of burninâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; love. Our Featured Pet is a four-year-old brown tabby who just wants to curl up in your blue suede shoes. Come visit this sweet, affectionate cat and let him be your teddy bear. His reference number is 431138. Visit us at 2608 Center Street in Tacoma www.

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Sweet Victorian! 1245 S. Adams $195,000. MLS#403341

723 S. Tyler


Lovingly maintained Victorian on a large fully fenced lot. The charm is evident the minute you step into the entry and see the high ceilings, RSHQVWDLUFDVHDQGEHDXWLIXOĂ&#x20AC;UĂ RRUV0DLQĂ RRUKDVOLYLQJUPGLQLQJ rm., bedroom, full bath, kitchen and utility rm. Upstairs with 2 bedrooms, and a 3/4 bath. Large windows throughout the home provide tons of light! A great location...walk to 6th Ave. and enjoy all it has to offer! Call 3DP#IRUPRUHGHWDLOVRUIRUDSULYDWHVKRZLQJ 3$0/,1'*5(1 %(77(53523(57,(61257+352&725 SOLQGJUHQ#EHWWHUSURSHUWLHVFRP253 691.0461



Classic Brick home in amazing condition with 3 bedrooms and 1.75 baths. Living rm. with newer pellet stove to keep you warm in the winter months! Retro kitchen w/newer appliances and eating nook, VHSDUDWHGLQLQJUPDQGEHDXWLIXOKDUGZRRGVPDLQĂ RRUEHGURRPV and a full bath. Basement has 1 bedroom and 3/4 bath with space for Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJDQDGGLWLRQDOUHFIDPLO\URRP3ULYDWHIXOO\IHQFHGEDFN\DUG with mature landscaping and a sprinkler system! Really great house. Come see! MLS# 391728 &DOO3DP/LQGJUHQ 253 691-0461 for more info or for a private showing! %HWWHU3URSHUWLHV13URFWRU

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2726 Pioneer Way E, Tacoma, WA 98404 This MUST SEE property is like nothing else on the market! You will love the private, woodsy feel and convenient location near easy freeway access. O Main home features: P3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Approx. 1,902 sq ft PGranite kitchen with built-in dining nook PSpacious great room with Atrium window PDen, easy-care floors, skylights PHuge master suite with his/hers walkin closets, private bath & gas fireplace PTerrific main bath with beautiful tile details, futuristic shower & storage PSecond 3 BR home is perfect for aging parents, adult children, nanny, caregiver or office OEnormous workshop (separate from the homes) great for any trade, craft, hobby or tons of storage OPlenty of parking in the 2-car garage, additional single-car garage & 2-car carport OGorgeous, yet easily maintained grounds with 2 Koi ponds, gardens, walking paths, sauna & so much more

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Manufactured Home in Park in Graham. $22,500. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. 11,084 Sq. Feet. 1994. Jacob J. Amy Real Estate Sales Broker. (206) 251-1801

4812 Sunset Dr W, University Place MLS #428057 $249,500

3 bedroom, 1.75 bathrooms 1,556 sq. ft. / .380 ac lot Features include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, new carpet, white millwork & doors. Finished basement offers utility room, oversized bedroom & walk-in storage. Enjoy the backyard deck overlooking private 1/3+ acre lot. Large detached garage/shop. Jennica Hagberg Real Estate Broker John L. Scott | Tacoma North 253.315.5621 Timeless,Classic Beauty APPROVED SHORTSALE +LOOJURYH/DQH6:



Property Management Receiverships Condo/Home Owners Association Management Bank REO Acquisitions Commercial Sales/Leasing


For Sale

Mixed use REO $440,000 4141 6th Ave 1 Comm. unit; 8 res 253-752-9742

6th Ave Commercial Space $640,000 4417 6th Ave, Tacoma 253-752-9742

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Professional Office Bldg. $690,000 4412 6th Ave Tacoma For Lease Also 253-752-9742

Broadway Center 206 Broadway Ave E,Seattle $1,450,000 Small Center 199,881 NOI On Land lease 253 228 0444



3br 1 bath 253-752-9742

Spanaway Duplex

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University Place Stratford Heights Apt with garage. 1, 2 or 3 bd Call 253-565-0343


Office/Warehouse From 1500 sq ft 3875 Steilacoom Blvd, Tacoma 253-752-9742

Office/Retail 3868 Center St For Sale or Lease 816 sq ft 253-752-9742

Puyallup Townhome

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Gig Harbor (253) 514-6539

(253) 981-4098

For Lease


Office/Retail 7609 Steilacoom Blvd SW Lakewood 1340 sq ft. $12.95 253-752-9742

Downtown Tacoma Office 705 S 9th St #301 1180 sqft w/ view 253-752-9742

DuPont (253) 207-5871

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