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WHAT’S UP, DOCK? Old Town Dock is ready for fishing poles now that the landmark dock on Tacoma’s waterfront has reopened.


Fishermen ready your poles By Steve Dunkelberger

WORKING WATERFRONT MUSEUM SHOWCASES TACOMA’S MARITIME PAST “Anybody who is proud of Tacoma’s history would enjoy this museum.” – Joseph Govednik, Curator of Collections


Almost five years have come and gone without the sight of fishing poles and rollerbladers on Old Town Dock along Tacoma’s waterway. That changed on May 15. Old Town Dock officially reopened, following more than $2 million in renovation work at the Metro Parks facility. First built in 1873 as an anchor wharf for the city’s commercial fishing industry and then used as a waterfront attraction when trade operations moved to the Tideflats, the dock is a landmark of Schuster Parkway. But it had aged as the decades passed, prompting its closure in 2008 after an engineering study found it to be too weak for pedestrian traffic. The dock sat behind fences for years as a special task force pondered restoration and improvement options. Repair work started last summer with costs split between the City of Tacoma and Metro Parks bond dollars. Contractors replaced the 140-year-old dock’s rotting piles, pavilion and deck as well as added handrails, security features and


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he Foss Waterway Seaport’s Working Waterfront Museum made a splash May 11 during its grand opening festivities celebrating the facility’s re-opening after an 18-month closure for construction. Located in the historic Balfour Dock building, Puget Sound’s premier maritime heritage and education destination now features exhibits highlighting the unique stories of Tacoma’s maritime past. Known more as a logging town before the Northern Pacific Railroad entered the area, Tacoma did not truly become a booming metropolis until a port operation was developed. “That is what’s interesting about Tacoma’s maritime history,” said Curator of Collections Joseph Govednik. “In many cases, cities were built first, and ports were developed later. But in Tacoma, the port came first, and the city followed.” The Balfour Dock building itself has a unique story to tell. Located at the home of Tacoma’s original port, it is the last remaining intact building linked to Tacoma’s commercial and industrial maritime past. The building was a part of what was known as the mile-long wheat warehouse designed to accommodate cargo-carrying ships using the port in the early 1900s. “It’s amazing to think that a worker in 1905 could look out some of these X See MUSEUM / page A10

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Seaport’s Working Waterfront Museum’s reopening is the latest phase in the facility’s growth. More will come as funding allows, particularly to expand its year-round offerings at the Balfour Dock. Curator of Collections Joseph Govednik played the role of swashbuckler armed with a musket he fired to signal a cannon crew to “prick and prime.” A boom echoed through the Foss Waterway throughout the day, much to the oooohs and aaahs of would-be sailors.

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Comanche, a historic World War II vessel that has called Tacoma home for years, has been served with eviction papers by the Foss Waterway Seaport. By Steve Dunkelberger

While the Foss Waterway Seaport’s Working Waterfront Museum was preparing for its grand opening last weekend, its attorneys served volunteers at the tug Comanche with an eviction notice, raising questions about both the future of the historic vessel and the direction of the waterfront museum. Suffice it to say, there is a battle about the whole issue. But the

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MURALS IN TACOMA Art and history hit the wall By Kathleen Merryman Vince Karwoski is the kid on the raft. Plus One is the aerosol artist on the side. “Explore” is the command in the rocks, and the hope behind the art at South Sheridan Avenue and 56th Street. The big-as-abuilding scene was part of the grand finale of Tacoma Murals Project’s third season last fall. There’s one more coming from that season’s roster. It was planned, but is not yet painted, along South Tacoma Way at ‘C’ Street, and will treat Sounder passengers to a better view than a wall full of gang taunts. When that piece of outside art is done, it will X See MURALS / page A4

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4VUL`YHPZLK^PSSM\SMPSS^PZOVM`LHYVSKNPYS^P[OJHUJLY Fife School District’s annual district-wide art show happens May 23 at the Columbia Junior High School library, while outside there will be a 5K fun run/ walk going on to help a little girl with cancer see her wish come true. The art show always attracts a big crowd of students, families, friends and folks in the community who come to view the amazing breadth of art made by Fife’s K-12 students. This event will also offer the opportunity for Columbia’s Future Business

2-<59<5-694(2,(>0:/>>>-0-,:*/663:*64 Leaders of America (FBLA) club to hold the run/walk to raise money for 5-year-old Ava of Lynnwood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adoptedâ&#x20AC;? by the Columbia FBLA through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, young Ava has cancer. Her wish is to go to Disneyland to meet all the Disney princesses, so the FBLA has set a goal to raise $2,500 for Avaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family to get her there. Donations of any amount are being gratefully accepted now

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through a donation website at A tax receipt will be automatically generated. Donations can also be sent to Columbia Jr. High, 2901 54th St. E., Fife, WA 98424. Those who wish to participate in the fun run can visit the Columbia Junior High website at (click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Schoolsâ&#x20AC;? and choose Columbia Jr. High) for an online registration form, or sign up the

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Ever wonder why Washington has one of the higher seat belt use rates in the country? It is due, in large part, to the highly visible â&#x20AC;&#x153;Click It or Ticketâ&#x20AC;? campaign, which includes publicity, extra enforcement and signage. In June 2002, when the primary seat belt law went into effect, approximately 82 percent of Washington drivers wore seat belts and today, nearly 97 percent of Washington drivers are buckling up. Now, it is time to focus on another important traffic safety concern â&#x20AC;&#x201C; distracted drivers who are texting and talking on their cell phones! Between May 20 and June 2, motorists in Pierce County can expect to see law enforcement patrolling city and county roads in search of unbuckled drivers and passengers and drivers using their cell phones. Last year, during this same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols statewide issued 3,171 seat belt violations amongst the 11,047 motorists who were stopped. Similarly, last year during this time period, 1,059 cell phone violations were written. However, taking a historical look, in 2010, (the same year cell phone use while driving became a primary offense in Washington), only 63 drivers were cited statewide. In Pierce County, the Fircrest, Lakewood, Orting, Puyallup, Sumner and Tacoma Police Departments, the Pierce County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office and the Washington State Patrol will be teaming up and participating in these extra patrols, with the support of the Tacoma/Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force. These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero â&#x20AC;&#x201C; striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030. For more information, visit Additional information on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission can be found at

Korean Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association (KWA) is partnering with Home Depot, Work Source, Work Force Central and American Medical Rental & Supply to present the KWA Hiring Fair 2013 on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Work Force Central, located at 3650 S. Cedar St. More than 100 caregiver positions are available and need to be filled immediately. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an awesome opportunity to provide much needed jobs in Pierce County,â&#x20AC;? said Pete Ansara, executive director of KWA. This eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus is not only finding quality caregivers, but to show interested parties what a day in the life of a caregiver looks like. There will be stations set up for attendees to participate in practice activities that would occur in a home-care situation. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions about this handson position to help determine if this job is a good fit. All medical equipment is provided by American Medical Rental & Supply. KWA will have onsite hiring confirmation for qualified candidates. Attendees should bring: three references (at least one employer), job history with contact information, Washington state driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and proof of car insurance (attendees name listed). Pierce County is still experiencing a 10.4 percent unemployment rate with 41,080 out of work; KWAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire is to increase the number of employed residents in Pierce County.


The Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is updating the Washington State Historic Preservation Plan to proactively address archaeological, historic and cultural resource issues and opportunities in Washington over the next five years. They need input to ensure that the State Historic Preservation Plan is responsive to historic preservation needs and issues facing property owners, communities, agencies and organizations across Washington. Historic Tacoma encourages your par-

day of the race. The 5K route is approximately 3.1 miles and will encompass the junior high school grounds and across the street through Dacca Park. All levels of runners/walkers are welcome. The course is fully paved and wheelchair accessible. First aid will also be available. Check-in is at 5 p.m.; race time is 6 p.m. For more information or to volunteer to help with the 5K fun run/walk, contact Melissa Brownell at mbrownell@fife. or Keith Hannah at

ticipation in shaping the plan by sharing your ideas about future historic preservation work. Opportunities to participate include completing an on-line survey at www.surveymonkey. com/s/DAHPStatewidePlan and attending the Tacoma Community Conversation on May 20, 6-8 p.m. at Tacoma City Hall North Annex, room 16, 728 St. Helens Ave. For more information, contact Greg Griffith, deputy state historic preservation officer, at greg.griffith@ or (360) 586-3073.

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The seventh annual Arlington Northwest Memorial Display will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 25, 26 and 27 this year once again at Cummings Park at 3939 Ruston Way. The collection of symbolic grave markers will be hosted by Veterans for Peace Chapter 134 of Tacoma ( The project is assisted by the group Federal Way Matters, who have been involved in local peace activities for a number of years. The assembly and breakdown of the display has in the past been aided by Veterans for Peace volunteers from Bremerton, Port Townsend, Seattle and Olympia. Volunteers are welcome to join set-up at dawn on May 25 at 7 a.m., and breakdown at dusk on May 28. Chapter Vice-President Dave Dittemore will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tapsâ&#x20AC;? on the hour on his trumpet, throughout each day of the display. The purpose of this educational event is to display the human costs of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and make it more meaningful to all who see it. The memorial this year will also include recognition of civilian deaths in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as suicides of American service members. Admission is free to the public from dawn to dusk. This is a non-political display intended to inspire consideration on who pays and who profits from wars. If you would like to help, or for further information, contact Dittemore at (253) 5908501. MORE CITY BRIEFS AT TACOMAWEEKLY.COM

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A man was arrested on May 12, after threatening his wife. The woman began packing some belongings at their home in the 3400 block of East â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Street with plans to leave with their five young children. The husband allegedly grabbed a sword and held it to her throat. He then grabbed a handgun and threatened to shoot her and the children if they left the house. The wife and children left, she called 911 and they hid in a neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yard until police arrived. The man fled but was arrested later in the day. He was booked on suspicion of felony harassment, unlawful imprisonment, making death threats and assault.


Charges have been filed against a Bonney Lake man who allegedly dumped child pornography at the Tacoma Landfill. Employees there found the items and informed police. He faces three counts of possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He is scheduled to be arraigned on May 21.


A man robbed a Key Bank branch in the 8400 block of Pacific Avenue on May 6. The suspect handed a note to a teller that demanded cash. He fled and has not been caught. Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers at (253) 591-5959. Tips can result in a reward of up to $1,000.


In last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cover story â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hometown Heroes: City of Destiny Awards celebrate those who make Tacoma great,â&#x20AC;? Monique Vasquez-Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; last name was incorrectly spelled as David, and the bottom photo was mistakenly identified as that of Lincoln Tree Farm Camp Counselors. Tacoma Weekly apologizes for these errors.



Local Restaurants Hong Kong Luiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Teriyaki Authentic Teriyaki with a twist

By Kate Burrows

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Hong Kong Luiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Teriyaki owner Bob Lewis knows what it takes to create high-quality, authentic dishes. Using a mix of family recipes and new concoctions, Hong Kong Luiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers a menu full of affordably priced dishes, specializing in teriyaki, beef short ribs, Mongolian Beef, fried rice and Yakisoba. The average priced meal is between $5.99-$7.99. The atmosphere is bright and cheerful, and full of Martial Arts memorabilia thanks to Lewisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; early fascination with LW,QDGGLWLRQWRĂ&#x20AC;OPDUWDQG%UXFH/HH

photos, the restaurant also showcases many of the local martial arts studios through free, framed advertisements on the wall. In keeping with its martial arts theme, the restaurant also offers a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Karate Kids Mealâ&#x20AC;? featuring chicken nuggets and fries. Although Lewis admitted that food costs were pricy in the early months, he consulted with an experienced restaurant manager and found ways to cut costs by making certain items in-house. After attempting to make his own salad dressing and testing it on customers and employees alike, Lewis knew he was onto something. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People started saying the dressing is really good,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now,

we make our own teriyaki sauce, too.â&#x20AC;? The restaurant also offers Fish Frydays each week, featuring tavern style cod with fries and a salad, all for $6.99. Keeping the prices at a reasonable rate is important to Lewis, who wants to keep the south end neighborhood restaurant in tune with its customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to help boost the economy and try to keep people employed while serving customers with affordable meals,â&#x20AC;? he said. The restaurant also offers lunch specials featuring chicken teriyaki with an eggroll for $4.99, and chicken teriyaki and Mongolian Beef for only $5.99. Hong Kong Luiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Teriyaki is located at 759 S. 64th St. in Tacoma.

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The 1942 Ford Super DeLuxe was a car that most certainly was not destined to be a collectable. It was a car crafted in crisis. Introduced just months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the nation into World War II, the production process was gripped with wartime shortages that made it less than durable. Total output for 1942 ended up at a mere 160,432 units, making this the company’s lowest production year since 1910, and just 2 percent of total Ford production from 1932-48. The Ford Super lacked chrome except on its bumpers and grille because the nickel and copper used was a “war material.” Stamped steel horn rings and some grille parts replaced die cast zinc. As the car industry shifted to war production, all trim on consumer cars

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num replaced nickel in valves, gears and shafts. Ford’s more massive look for 1942 merely followed an industry trend started by style-leader General Motors, and which had already been evident on Chevrolets – and Plymouths for that matter. The Super Deluxe packed a V-8 that delivered 96 horsepower through an automatic transmission.

had to be painted even if it was already chrome or stainless after a national directive was issued as a way to not pit one car maker against another for “flashy features.” Cars in this era were called “blackout” models because they were ugly, drab and lacked the styling of earlier models. Aluminum parts were retooled and made of a cast-iron alloy. Molybde-


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Tacoma firef ighter Albert A. Nejmeh, a 12-year veteran with the department, died in the line of duty on May 14. The technical rescue team member had apparently suffered a heart attack while working at the scene of an emergency medical incident. While helping at that incident, Nejmeh, 59, prompted an emergency call himself when he collapsed. Fellow firefighters did as they do every day. They jumped into action, but this time they were called to aid a brother firefighter. They provided life support before rushing him to St. Joseph Medical Center, but Nejmeh died around noon. “Al was a well-loved and well-regarded Tacoma firefighter,” said Fire Chief Jim

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3rd and ‘G’ Street Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the city knows it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the council’s “pothole initiative.” And in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of road riddled with holiness, and continued those efforts in 2012. And while that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up – or return – each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.

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Duggan. “As a member of our technical rescue team, he continued to hone his craft and teach it to others. He lived a genuine and deliberate life. We will miss him.” The Fire Department statement about the passing came with a note of thanks from the firefighters to the physicians, nurses and staff at the St. Joseph’s emergency department and catheter lab for their efforts to save

one of their own. Nejmeh, who was based at the department’s Station 8 on South Alaska Street, is now the 14th Tacoma firefighter to die in the line of duty. A generation had passed since the last on-duty death at the department. The last death was 25 years ago. Flags have been lowered to half-staff in mourning for Nejmeh’s death. Memorial services are being planned.

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John Rowe and Alejandra Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workplace garden is just out the back door of their Hilltop home. There are lovely shrubs, trees and small plants out front, too, but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat most of them. Out back, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business, and more business. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a horticulture broker with a specialty in distinctive plants grown to suit this climate. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a businesswoman, artist and cook for whom organic food is a matter of life and death. Both of them are growing new expertise and raw materials on what used to be their parking pad off the alley. Rowe wanted a spot to learn more about the plants he sells wholesale. Because he already had landscaped much of the yard, he looked to that idle spread of concrete as the ideal spot to get familiar with grafted tomatoes, Russian basil and new flower varieties. The more he knows, the better he can sell them. He hammered together a rough frame â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nothing permanent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and threw plastic sheeting over it to create a makeshift greenhouse. Anyone could get the same result with the frames of two old swing sets. Last year he demonstrated how Brandywine tomatoes live long and prosper when grafted onto hardy root stock from Russia. This year heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeing if a Russian basil variety performs as well, and suits American palates. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also asking his friends and neighbors which bicolor verbena they prefer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the pink or the purple. So far, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the purple. So prosperous were those grafted tomatoes last year that his wife used them in


567(9205. John Rowe turned his old parking pad into a garden spot that has helped start his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new business.

sauces from her native Mexico. She has a violent allergy to chemicals in some foods and, to be safe, eats mainly the organic vegetables and fruits she and her husband grow in the yard. Her sauces are tasty, and she is developing a plan to up her production and sell them, creating a new business. With that experience, Rowe and Walker were the first to bite when Tacoma Weekly issued its Workplace Garden Challenge last week. When he did, he suggested a broader vision, and one suited to Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirit of innovation and collaboration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like your thought provoking article on gardening at the workplace,â&#x20AC;? Rowe wrote in an e-mail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I sense many people are intimidated to garden on their own and

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anniversary will have demostrations that include Kendo, Japanese sword fighting.

short-term moorage floats. A new bathroom and lighting along the deck rounded out the roster of improvements. Larger festivities surrounding Old Town Dock, to include a dedication and art unveiling, are being planned for June 16. Another project of Metro Parks is set to celebrate this week. The STAR Center in South Tacoma is marking its first birthday on May 18 with an all-day community celebration that will include a two-mile family â&#x20AC;&#x153;adventure race,â&#x20AC;? free class demos ranging from Kendo and Zumba to wheelchair basketball and belly dancing as well as games and drop-in sports. Oh yeah, and there will be a scavenger hunt complete with decoder rings. The $16 million, 32,000-square-foot South Tacoma Activity and Recreation (STAR) facility has served more than 110,000 people since it opened on April 18, 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited to celebrate this first year in our new building with the community,â&#x20AC;? said STAR Center Supervisor Dave Griffith. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People have really responded favorably to our programs and events and have put the facility to good use over the past year. We want to take this chance to thank them and to introduce more people to everything STAR Center and SERA Campus have to offer.â&#x20AC;? STAR Center was built next to the Boys & Girls Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Topping Hope Center, Gray Middle School and Metro Parksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SERA 75-acre athletic complex to leverage all those facilities offer to provide a destination location that draws from around the city.

be the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16th, counting downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Graffiti Garage and First Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety barriers. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of cool views, crime fighting and community building for the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $120,000 budget to date. Vince and Pat Karwoski own Sir-Amickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio at 5441 S. Sheridan Ave., the home of the 14th mural. Their building has been a landmark in the Mann neighborhood ever since it was a Safeway â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the one Vince rode his bike to as a kid. The big blank wall facing a parking lot has also been a taggerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s target and a muralistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream. Last fall, the dream hit the wall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Karwoskis applied to the Tacoma Murals Program in partnership with the neighborhood, taking advantage of the Call for Community Walls that are targets of graffiti and blight,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride. As one might expect of people in the ceramics business, the Karwoskis like art, even art on the edge. As one might expect of lifelong Tacomans, they were thrilled to get in on a project that could catch the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history before it drifted out of mind. They said sure, think away, talk away, paint away.

perhaps doing so in a social context such as the workplace takes some of the hesitation out of it.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working at the mighty Weekly, where hardened journalists are fascinated by the radishesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; progress. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re counting on salad by Memorial Day, and squash by Flag Day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting plants out front in public venues is important,â&#x20AC;? Rowe continued as prelude to his Big Idea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is shameful to see how many plants get dumped by commercial greenhouse operations if the weather is rainy or they speculated too high on a particular crop, or a contract got cancelled. Many times, I wished I had a truck that could haul those wonderful plants to designated businesses

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Before they met with the residents, the artists thought about the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history in Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edgy art. Since the early 1990s, the Karwoskis allowed street artists to paint a metal storage container on the east side of the lot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This guy used to come and ask my dad if he could paint it,â&#x20AC;? said Lorna Karwoski. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad always said yes.â&#x20AC;? The guy was Matthew Chom Jones, an aerosol artist who went by the name of Plus One. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a cup half full kind of guy,â&#x20AC;? said Mural Project artist Yvette Simone, 52. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People called him Plus One, the Negativity Killer.â&#x20AC;? He painted an homage to a woman named Vanessa in 2005, then, at 25, died in an accident. The arresting Vanessa, his last work, remains a Mann neighborhood landmark. Before they met with the artists, residents thought about want they wanted their adjacent mural to say. Their neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, much of it buried under Interstate 5, topped the list. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people really got involved, people who grew up here and grew old here, too,â&#x20AC;? said artist Kenji Stoll, 22. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a really tight-knit communityâ&#x20AC;Ś A family neighborhood.â&#x20AC;? Then I-5 changed every-

in high-visibility areas that NEEDED a cosmetic facelift with just a few flowering plants. Not only would the particular business benefit, but it would have a ripple effect in the local community. I envision other businesses following their neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s example and incorporating hanging baskets or window boxes and developing a look akin to Leavenworth.â&#x20AC;? Small signs amidst the flowers with information on the plants would serve as advertisements for the growers, Rowe said. That exposure would be more useful, and a lot less depressing, than a pile of composting geraniums. He thinks the growers would go for the idea. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible, he said, that retail nurseries and big-box stores might do the same. All the idea needs, he said, is a few folks to figure out the details of how it would work, then volunteers to set up the distribution. A little innovation and collaboration could get flowers and vegetables rolling into the neighborhoods where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re needed. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talking to the right town.



thing. The land over which it hums was once a great swamp. Kids built rafts and floated off on adventures in its ponds. They rode their bikes over the high ground, built forts and collected all manner of amphibians and reptiles. Salamanders were a big deal. Fill and paving buried the wetlands. Time was burying the memories of them until the Mann residents and artists began collaborating. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The driving challenge is to create something that is accountable to the neighborhood,â&#x20AC;? said artist Chris Jordan, 22, after the meetings. Vince Karwoski nailed the theme when he talked about the way people used to walk through the neighborhood: They looked up, met their neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eyes, stopped to talk, noticed trouble soon enough to squash it. They explored. The mural has got them doing it all again. Simone was on a scaffold, fixing a piece of sky on a sunny October day, when the structure jiggled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a man climbing up with an apple and a banana for me, so I could keep painting,â&#x20AC;? she said. The work site was a lunch-rich environment, thanks to neighbors who brought gumbo, pulled pork, mac and cheese, coffee, donuts, fruit and salads.




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â&#x20AC;&#x153;They thanked you a lot,â&#x20AC;? said artist and lunch benef iciary Chelsea Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sullivan, 27. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids wanted to join in,â&#x20AC;? said Simone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A girl walking by asked â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Can I help?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I told her there was no pay, and she said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I just want to help.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? That girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work is on the wall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People from all walks and backgrounds contributed,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sullivan said. That broad sense of ownership protects the 15 murals citywide. In three years only two people have insulted a neighborhood by tagging one. The absence of criminal spray paint is one tangible way to measure Tacoma Murals Projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This program was designed to combat gang tagging, vandalism and blight,â&#x20AC;? said director McBride. But its real strength is in the intangibles. When people know each other and work on a common project, the neighborhood is tighter and safer. When volunteers manage the prep, which around town has included washing, laying on the base coat and whacking a hillside block of blackberries, blight wanes. When kids are welcome to make a big, beautiful change that everyone can see, they earn pride, and harden their defenses against crime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They bring beauty,â&#x20AC;? McBride said of the murals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They bring the community together.â&#x20AC;? They make us want to see more of what Tacoma is all about.




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Inclusion model needed for special needs children By Chris Van Vechten I would like to speak in support of Tacoma Public Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; transition to an inclusive model of teaching special needs students. Having personally spent four years in a segregated special needs school, I can attest that, overall, the present model neither prepares students who are different to function in mainstream society, nor to compete in the academic/vocational arena. To make a long story short, in third grade, I was expelled from the mainstream Lake Oswego public school system and was sent to an alternative public school for students with severe learning disabilities. I spent four years there in a class with 10 students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all boys, and three teachers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; two of whom were female. The school was called Alternative Instructional Method (AIM) and was located 15 miles from my home. Luckily, the State of Oregon provided me with a private taxi every day to and from school â&#x20AC;&#x201C; making me one of a growing number of students who were draining the system of ever shrinking resources. Back then (the early 1990s), special needs students were thrown together in a thoughtless grab bag. Some of my classmates had disabilities ranging from autism to Down syndrome. Others, like myself, were too socially awkward or rebellious to conform to the expectations of a highly structured school system. During my four years at AIM, I got really good at: staying in my seat; raising my hand before speaking; asking permission to leave the classroom to go to the bathroom and expressing anger with words

rather than fists. But, I came out of AIM four years behind mainstream students in both reading and math. To make matters worse, when I enrolled in junior high, my former classmates from third grade remembered the supposedly â&#x20AC;&#x153;disabledâ&#x20AC;? child that the school told them, and me, I was. The result was that I was goaded into re-enacting behaviors that first led to my expulsion in third grade. Less than three months after re-entering mainstream public school I was suspended again, and withdrew from public school forever. Private school did not provide me with anything beyond a fresh start to make a new impression. The only reason I was able to graduate from high school on time and eventually graduate from law school was because I had something many special needs students do not: rich parents with doctoral degrees. I had private tutors work with me every day after school for years. I had parents who, despite the warnings of district psychologists and special ed teachers, insisted that I go to college and make something of myself. But not every child is â&#x20AC;&#x153;smart enoughâ&#x20AC;? to be born into the right family. This countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solutions to students who do not fit within our regimented ideas of appropriate behavior and performance are often, in my opinion, unconscionable. As of 2009, 80 percent of the children worldwide who were prescribed psycho-stimulant medication were living in the United States. A child born in the United States is two to three times more likely to be diagnosed â&#x20AC;&#x153;learning disabledâ&#x20AC;?

than a Canadian; three to four times more likely than a child in the United Kingdom. We pull students into special ed classes who would never leave the mainstream system were they enrolled in the French or German education system, and we diagnose children with disabilities that are not even recognized by Japan. Studies also suggest that we are far more likely to diagnose boys than girls, and that children from select ethnic backgrounds are more likely to be diagnosed â&#x20AC;&#x153;learning disabledâ&#x20AC;? than others. Although skepticism of many learning disorders is growing, I believe we continue to misdiagnose students who simply seek more independence than our schools are currently willing or able to grant. Either way, we damn all of these students to a label that conveys ideas of failure, incompetence and life-long dependence. The practice of separating these students from the mainstream experience has not helped these students overcome this label, and the stigmas that come with it. If anything, it has made it worse. Furthermore, many students diagnosed special needs are just â&#x20AC;&#x153;weirdâ&#x20AC;? and are fully capable of achieving. The problem is, it takes a lot to get a student who has been told they have â&#x20AC;&#x153;special needsâ&#x20AC;? to see themselves as â&#x20AC;&#x153;highly capable.â&#x20AC;? Our system needs a more democratic approach, and the inclusion model is a worthwhile first for the vast majority of our special needs students. Chris Van Vechten is a Tacoma resident.

Fixing the culverts is good for everyone By Billy Frank, Jr. Indian tribes in western Washington have long been using our treaty rights to protect and restore the salmon resource to the benefit of everyone who lives here. A good recent example is the federal courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s March 29 ruling in the culvert case brought against the state by the tribes back in 2001. The State of Washington must fix fish-blocking culverts under stateowned roads because they violate tribal treaty-reserved fishing rights, federal Judge Ricardo Martinez ruled in late March. The court found that more than 1,500 state culverts deny salmon access to hundreds of miles of good habitat in western Washington, harming salmon at every stage in their life cycle. We did not want to file this litigation, but the salmon cannot wait. At the pace that the state has been repairing its blocking culverts, there would be few, if any, salmon left by the time all were fixed. Martinezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling will result in hundreds of thousands more salmon returning to Washington waters each year. These salmon will be available for harvest by everyone who lives here, not just the tribes. We could have avoided the suit if the state followed its own laws. One of Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first laws on the books requires fish passage at any blockage in creeks and rivers. Instead, the state chose to largely ignore the problem along with the tribesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; treaty rights, which depend on salmon being available for harvest. And once again, our treaty rights were upheld by the federal courts, just as

they have been consistently since the 1974 Boldt decision that re-affirmed those rights and established the tribes as co-managers of the salmon resource. This is not something new to the tribes. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approach has long been to ignore treaty rights even if that means ignoring the best interests of all of its citizens. State agencies told the Legislature in 1995 that fixing culverts was one of the more cost-effective strategies for restoring salmon habitat and increasing natural salmon production. The cost-to-benefit ratio goes up as the number of culverts repaired per year increases, they said. Two years later, state agencies said every dollar spent fixing culverts would generate four dollarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth of additional salmon production. Recent studies support that estimate. Still, Martinez had to issue a permanent injunction against the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continued operation of fishblocking culverts under state roads. The reason is that the state has actually reduced culvert repair efforts in the past three years, which has led to a net increase in the number of barrier culverts. At the current pace, the state would never complete repairs, Martinez said, because more culverts were becoming barriers to salmon than were being fixed. The federal courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling will not bankrupt the state. Martinez gave the state and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) 17 years to complete repairs. Other state agencies were already planning to have their blocking culverts corrected within the next three years.

Culvert repair cost estimates being provided by the state are higher than the actual repair costs presented in court, Martinez ruled. The state claims that the average cost to replace a WSDOT culvert is $2.3 million. But the evidence showed the actual cost of WSDOT culverts built to the best fish passage standards has been about $658,000. It is important to note that repairs will be funded through the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s separate transportation budget and will not come at the expense of education or other social services. It is also important to understand that state law already requires that culverts allow fish passage. The culvert case ruling directs the state to do nothing more than what is already required, except to correct WSDOT fish-blocking culverts at a faster rate. The treaty Indian tribes bring much to the salmon management table. Salmon populations in western Washington would be in far worse shape without the salmon recovery efforts, fisheries management expertise, leadership, hatcheries, funding and traditional knowledge the tribes provide. More habitat would be lost, fewer salmon would be available for harvest, and there would be far less funding for salmon recovery. We prefer to cooperate rather than litigate to achieve salmon recovery. But if our treaty rights can be used to re-open these streams and enhance wild salmon populations, that is a win-win for all of us. Billy Frank, Jr. is the chair of Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

Imagine a local company that has an annual impact of payroll and project spending of $430 million, including $3 million in charitable donations to Mary Bridge Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, Emergency Food Network and Toys For Tots. Imagine this company is the largest non-healthcare employer, with 3,500 local workers on its payroll. It issues more paychecks than Pierce County government and the City of Tacoma. It writes more than double the paychecks of Walmart and is set for another expansion to build on its payroll. Its payroll is more than three times what Russell Investments had locally when the investment giant opted to move its headquarters to Seattle in 2009. That is an important fact since the Tacoma officials and their business-boosting partners had cobbled together a deal to keep the firm in Tacoma that would have saved Russell some $140 million in taxes, fees and infrastructure costs over 20 years. The offer was not enough. But it showed a willingness of city and business officials to front money and resources to promote business activity by a local business. The lack of discussions to promote the economic activities of a business three times Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size, however, is curious. That business that dwarfs Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s payroll is the Puyallup Tribe and its business arms. Tacoma City Council has endorsed a plan that would expand the Link light rail from the Theater District Station up the Stadium Way hill to Martin Luther King Jr. Way and end at South 19th Street at a cost of $133 million. An alternate route, which was backed by the business stakeholders group that included tribal officials, would have run the rails north from Tacoma Dome Station to Portland Avenue on one end and from the Theater District Station to MLK and 6th Avenue on the other for the same price. The city-backed route is championed as an economic booster of Hilltop, which is apparently overflowing with would-be riders willing to pay $2 to $4 to take a light rail train downtown. The trip would still likely cost Hilltop residents even if they do not take the Link, since the project still needs $50 million in â&#x20AC;&#x153;local partnershipâ&#x20AC;? funding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; likely through property tax hikes, but no one is talking about it. The alternate route to Portland Avenue, however, would link Salishan with the rest of the city, something the city has long wanted, at no cost to property owners. The tribe has access to federal funding earmarked for transportation projects that benefit Native American tribes that could be used to fully fund the â&#x20AC;&#x153;local partnership.â&#x20AC;? Tribal officials have also said they would open parking lots at Emerald Queen Casino for Link riders to events at Tacoma Dome and the Greater Tacoma Trade Convention Center, which lack parking spaces. The response to the offer, however, has largely been that the tribe should simply pay for the tracks if it wants rail service to run along its property, regardless of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;side benefitsâ&#x20AC;? the city would get. Wow, city officials have proven that they are willing to aid businesses when they are owned by good olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boys, but they have fallen silent when the businesses are operated by Native Americans, regardless of their size and impact to Tacoma. Regardless of the final Link route, the tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s casino operations will grow and become more of a regional attraction. The real question is if Tacoma wants to tap into that economic engine by endorsing a route that would not cost taxpayers any â&#x20AC;&#x153;local partnershipâ&#x20AC;? fees, or will it run a track to nowhere.

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WILSON RUNS AWAY WITH LEAGUE TITLE Bellarmine Prep falls in extra innings


CONTACT. Wilson catcher Carsen Stanley

drives a ball during the Rams’ 9-2 win in the Narrows 3A championship game on May 10, as she finished 2-for-4 with a run batted in and two runs scored.

“We knew we could win it, we just had to keep our heads up and do what we do.” – Stephanie Granger Wilson



t’s been on the minds of many, if not all, of the returning players on Stadium’s soccer team, and that is last year’s heart-wrenching defeat to Emerald Ridge that ended their 2012 season. To say that there was a lot of resolve to put last year’s loss to rest is a gross understatement, as Stadium got goals from Max Harvey, Vlad Afichuk and Garret Harp for a 3-0 win in the district playoffs on May 11 at Mount Tahoma Stadium. “They were great, they completely put last season’s loss into the distantmemory category,” said first-year Stadium head coach Adam Becker. Harp got things going for Stadium in the 12th minute, scoring right in front of the net. “It might have been our best match of the year,” said Harp of the victory. The Tigers’ dominance at both ends was evident in the fact that Emerald Ridge would manage only three shots on goal in the match. Stadium struck again a few minutes before halftime when Afichuk scored in front of goal. Harvey would put the capper on the rout with a beautiful one-timer from 20 yards out that found the back of the net in the second half, setting the Tigers up with a trip to the Tri-Cities to face Richland in the first round of state. “We focused really well on this game and not ahead to our next loserout match,” Harvey said. “It was a great wire-to-wire win.” But Richland would defeat Stadium by a score of 3-0 on May 14 in the opening matchup of the 4A state tournament on May 14 to eliminate the Tigers from postseason play. By Steve Mullen


The past two seasons, Wilson had found themselves on the wrong end of some late dramatics to lose in the district playoffs. But they found the late magic this time, as Munassar Saleh’s goal in extra time gave the Rams a 2-1 win over Auburn Mountainview on May 11 at Auburn Memorial Stadium to punch their ticket to the 3A state



UP TO THE CHALLENGE. (Top) Stadium forward Max Harvey is dragged back by an Emerald Ridge defender in the Tigers’ 3-0 win in the district playoffs. (Bottom) Wilson’s Oswald Ramos (right) moves downfield as Auburn Mountainview’s Brandon Henderson (7) looks to challenge.

tournament. “I think it’s been either four or five years (in a row that) we’ve lost in this game,” said Wilson head coach Jason Gjertsen. “It was good to finally get over that hump with a younger group of guys.” With the game tied 1-1, Saleh struck less than two minutes into the first golden-goal overtime period for his second goal of the match. The sophomore wing perfectly executed a give-and-go with junior forward Oswald Ramos, taking a pass, outracing the Lions’ defense on the right side and driving a low shot in between the legs of keeper Alex Fausko for the game winner. “I gave it to (Ramos) and saw the space,” Saleh said. “Oswald is a great player. He saw me and gave it back right away.”

Auburn Mountainview had taken a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute when Emmanuel Saah crossed up a couple of Wilson defenders and slammed a ball into the net from 20 yards out. Saleh helped the Rams begin to create chances on the outside, as his shot in the 25th minute was tipped just over the net by Fausko. But no one was going to stop Saleh’s strike in the 32nd minute, as he took a pass from 35 yards out, switched feet and drove a shot past a diving Fausko and into the right netting to equalize. “He’s individually one of the most talented guys in the league,” Gjertsen said of Saleh. “It’s funny, because I told him before the game ‘You’re not starting, but you’re going to win the game for me.’ “The whole second half they X See SOCCER / page A9

By Jeremy Helling

After splitting a pair of close games against North Thurston earlier this season, Wilson made sure to remove any doubt in the rubber match. Using a four-run fifth inning, the Rams pulled away for a 9-2 win in the title game at the Narrows 3A softball tournament on May 10 at South End Recreation Area to earn the top seed to the district tournament. Senior pitcher Stephanie Granger led the way for Wilson, pitching a complete game and allowing two unearned runs while finishing 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs batted in. “That was a little bit surprising to beat them the way we did today,” said Wilson head coach Ron Balmer. “Stephanie threw really well, we started to put some pressure on and they gave us a few (runs) with errors…it’s a good win going into districts.” Wilson took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first when Carsen Stanley doubled to score Julie Davis, and Granger followed with a single to plate Stanley. But North Thurston answered with two runs in the bottom of the second, including a game-tying single from Ashley Skillingstad. Neither team threatened again until Wilson’s four-run explosion in the fifth. Kaysha Fox – who went 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored – led off with a single and later scored on an error, while Granger had a run-scoring single and Madisynn Scott added a run-scoring groundout later to make it 6-2. “That pretty much took the wind out of their sails,” Balmer said. Julie Davis had a sacrifice fly in the sixth for Wilson, while Shyanne Albert added a sacrifice fly in the seventh and Adrianna Lanz followed with a run-scoring double. Catcher Carsen Stanley finished 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a run batted in for Wilson. Granger, meanwhile, blanked North Thurston for the final five innings and allowed seven hits total, with just one walk and five strikeouts to pick up the win. “We just wanted to stay strong,” Granger said. “We knew we could win it, we just had to keep our heads up and do what we do.” The win gave Wilson an important bye heading into the district tournament at Sprinker Recreation Center, as they will play on May 17 at 6 p.m.


Bellarmine Prep thought they had the Narrows 4A title won, only to see South Kitsap come back to take a 10-9 win in nine innings of a back-andforth championship game on May 10 at SERA. Tied 7-7 in the top of the inning, the Lions took a 9-7 lead when Alyssa McKiernan’s single got past the left fielder, allowing Alexa Ostrander and McKiernan to score. But the Wolves responded in the bottom half, as Kayla Clausen plated a run with a groundout, Hannah Spohn hit a gametying single and Haley Romo followed by scoring Spohn with a walk-off single. The win spoiled a solid offensive effort that saw the Lions record 16 hits, as McKiernan finished 4-for-6, Becca Sorensen was 3-for-4 and Rachel Barcena and Ostrander were both 2-for-5. Despite the loss, the Lions earned the second seed to the district tournament at Sprinker, where they will play on May 17 at 10 a.m.


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Infielder Rich Poythress is one of many new Rainiers this year. Drafted in 2009 in the second round, the 24-year-old infielder has spent his entire career with the Mariners organization. The Georgia native sat down recently with Tacoma Weekly baseball writer Karen Westeen to talk about moving up in the Mariners system, and what it was like when the Rainiers got a new manager.

TW: On May 2, Rainiers manager Daren Brown was called up to the Mariners to replace ailing third base coach Jeff Datz, and roving catching coordinator John Stearns was named Tacoma’s manager. What was that like? RP: Definitely a surprise. We were all happy to see Brownie get called up, but the circumstances were not so happy. Our thoughts and prayers are definitely with Datz while we’re all excited for Brownie’s opportunity. Everybody knows Stearns. He’s a lively personality that everyone loves. This was a seamless transition. TW: Changing managers certainly hasn’t slowed you down. After winning eight in a row the team went on to win the first two under Stearns. RP: We’ve got a really good team; guys that have played together who want to win. TW: You’re from Georgia. Do you still live there? RP: I live in Grovetown, near Augusta. TW: You were drafted in 2009. Where were you on draft day? RP: With a couple of college teammates and our parents. TW: Did you expect to be taken by the Mariners? RP: Yeah, I was pretty sure they were going to take me. TW: Once you signed you got sent to rookie ball in Peoria. Was it hard to go that far from home? RP: Well, we spend all summers in high school travelling, with tourneys and showcase ball and we’re gone most of the year with college so not really. It was a bigger transition to be with more cultures in pro ball, especially rookie ball. TW: And then after just six games you were reassigned to West Tennessee, which was pretty close to home. Did your family get to see you there? RP: They did. It was great to start there in Double-A. It’s a tough hitters’ league that showed me what was ahead in the future, even though I didn’t start there the next year. (Poythress spent the entire 2010 season in

his way up the chain, playing in 31 games so far this season and hitting .259 with three homers and 14 runs batted in.

Single-A High Desert, California.)

TW: In 2010, you were named the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year when you had the most RBI (130) in a season for an M’s minor league player since 2000. Have you always been a big RBI guy? RP: In college that was kind of my calling card and in 2010 as well. The next year I drove in just 70 but still led the team. I got pulled back in the lineup, so I had a little bit different role as a player. You won’t drive in as many hitting sixth as you do hitting fourth. I take pride hitting with guys in scoring position. TW: Then when you went up to Jackson did you know some of the guys there? RP: Yes, I knew a lot of them from spring training, and with players at fall ball who were about a level ahead of me, and it’s more like having a family member show up even here when someone new shows up that you have known at another level. So it wasn’t like a totally new place when I got here, and the organization does a great job of communicating players’ strengths and weaknesses, and they have a pretty good feel for who you are. TW: Have you been on DL at all in your career? RP: Yes, the year before last for a week with back issues and nine weeks last year with a broken foot. TW: You’ve completed three years of college. Did you have a major? RP: Yes, it was housing and consumer economics.

TW: That sounds like something you could do in the real world. RP: That’s the plan. TW: Do you have any plans to finish up for your degree? RP: I do. I thought about starting here while I’m playing but it’s just too tough to make that commitment and I’m not the kind of guy who’s going to take one class. It’s just the instability of where we are day to day. TW: Do you have a family back home? RP: I’m not married, but I have a 13-yearold brother. We’re really close. He plays middle school baseball and I never got to see him play until I was in spring training. TW: Does your family have plans to see you play here? RP: They haven’t been here yet but they plan to see me here once, and also somewhere on the road. TW: Have you always been an infielder in school and the pros? RP: I was a shortstop until I was 15, I played third and first in high school, and in college a little bit of first and third. I play both now, but first is my natural position. I’m very comfortable there. TW: Do you feel your offense or defense is more valuable to the team? RP: That’s what’s great about baseball. It can be both or either one every day. I take pride every day in helping with my bat, but if I don’t get a hit I can play good defense. TW: What was the biggest difference you found when you got to Triple- A?

RP: From a hitting standpoint, pitchers are just a little bit smarter, so I had to adjust to a new way of getting pitched to. The ones who make the adjustments fastest are the ones who succeed the most. TW: What was your first impression of Cheney Stadium? RP: I love it. The fans are right on top of you, and they seem to be great fans, really into the game. TW: What do you do on off days? RP: I play a lot of golf. A handful of us find a way to make it competitive. TW: And what do you like to do at home during off season? RP: I like to hunt and fish, do stuff outside, and with the family. Getting away from the game keeps me fresh (for when the season starts). TW: What’s been the highlight of your career so far? RP: I don’t know, that’s a tough question. It’s exciting to be here in Triple-A because you know anything’s possible. You see more guys on TV you’ve played with. We’re really close to what we’ve played for our whole life. TW: Any plans for life after baseball? RP: My dad runs a health insurance company, which is what I was going to go into before I got into baseball. Also, a friend and I are involved in a small outdoors company called The Chase Outdoors. We produce videos and have just started getting into a product line. That’s a big market now and it’s something we really enjoy doing.

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SPORTSWATCH >03:65:>,,7:5(996>: ;0;3,:6;/,9::<**,,+ Wilson High School continued its solid season in sweeping both the boys and girls titles at the Narrows 3A track championships on May 9 and 11 at South Kitsap High School. James Sivonen highlighted the Wilson boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; effort by winning the 300-meter hurdles and teaming with Devon Phillips, Dontae Smith and Brandon Montgomery to win the 4X400-meter relay. Matthew Newman won the shotput while Connor Patterson won the discus for the Rams. The Lincoln boys placed second, as senior Oliver Orr helped the effort by winning the 100-meter dash in a personal-best 11.25 seconds. Ronald Carter cleared six feet to win the high jump for the Abes, while Josh Eckwood set a personal best of 42 feet and 10.5 inches in winning the triple jump while also winning the long jump for Lincoln. The Abes also won the 4X100-meter relay. Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marcus Chambers cruised to victories in the 200- and 400-meter dashes to highlight the Falconsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; day. Senior Sydney Stuckey set personal bests in winning both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles to help the Wilson girls cruise to the team title. Stuckey also teamed with Amanda Doyle, Tierra Walker and Aujanique Doss to win the 4X400-meter relay, Bethany Montgomery won the long jump and triple jump and Diana Karlova took the pole vault for the Rams. Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jada Harvey won the shot put and discus, while Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rejie Wright won the high jump by clearing five feet. The Bellarmine Prep girls placed second to Gig Harbor at the 4A meet, as Hannah Derby set a personal best in winning the 800-meter run and a season best in winning the 400-meter dash, while also placing second in the 200meter dash. Derby also took part in the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; win in the 4X400meter relay along with Daryl Phill, Miranda Ross and Larisa Robic. Brynn Fiacchi set a personal best of 10 feet and three inches in winning the pole vault, while Nkeiruka Medani had a personal-best jump


;674(92: Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sydney Stuckey helped the Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; girls

to the league title with personal bests in winning both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles on May 11 at South Kitsap High School. of 35 feet and 4.5 inches in winning the triple jump. The Lions placed fifth in the 4A boys meet, as Taylor Ladenburg set a personal best mark of 13 feet and six inches in winning the pole vault, Jared Sinsheimer won the triple jump with a personal best mark of 44 feet and 10.75 inches and sophomore Isaac Swillie took second in the 100-meter dash. The 3A district meet takes place at Shelton High School on May 17 at 1:40 p.m. and May 18 at 10 a.m. The 4A district meet takes place at French Field in Kent on May 17 at 3:30 p.m. and May 18 at 10 a.m.

with Rebecca McDonald, Ashley Brooks and Jane Cooksley to win the 4X100- and 4X200-meter relays. Brooks won the 300-meter hurdles, junior Cassidy Sharrett won the 800-meter run and Alvina Perekopsky won the 1,600-meter run. Sarah Zeitler won the shot put while freshman Jessica Vanalstine won the high jump for the Crusaders. Meanwhile, Austin Lutterloh set a personal best of 15.78 seconds in winning the 110-meter hurdles for the Tacoma Baptist boys. The junior also won the 300meter hurdles and teamed with Alex Teobaldo, Casey Slattery and Corbett Cruver to win the 4X400meter relay. The 2B district meet began on May 15 and finishes on May 17 at the SW Athletic Complex at Chief Sealth High School in Seattle.

*9<:(+,9:-(9, WELL AT 2B MEET With 11 event titles, the Tacoma Baptist girls emerged with the team title at the SeaTac 2B championships on May 9 at Chief Leschi High School, while the boys took second place. The Crusadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; McKenna Neufeld set a season best in winning the 100-meter dash, took the long jump title and teamed

;0;(5::730; >0;/9,++,=03: The Tacoma Community College baseball team split a pair of doubleheaders against Lower Columbia last weekend to set up

a one-game tiebreaker against the Red Devils for the chance to advance to the NWAACC Championships. The Titans won 3-0 in the opener at Lower Columbia on May 10, as Joey Gamache pitched a complete-game five-hit shutout, with one walk and three strikeouts. Left fielder Jordon Woodring was 2-for-3 with a triple and three runs batted in, and catcher Chad Michaud was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. TCC dropped the second game 3-0, managing just two hits off former Titan and Fife High grad Nick Lemoncelli. The Red Devils won 6-4 in the opener at TCC on May 11, scoring four runs in the second inning to take control off Titans starter Lukas Hinton. Woodring was 3-for-3 with a double, run scored and a run batted in while leadoff hitter Connor Cloyd was 2-for-4 with a double, walk and two runs scored for the Titans. TCC wrapped up the series with a 5-1 win, as Patrick Bernard pitched seven strong innings, allowing an unearned run on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts. J.J. Pino led the offensive effort for the Titans, going 2-for-3 with three runs batted in. The Titans and Red Devils were scheduled to battle again on May 15 at TCC, with the winner taking the second spot to the championship tournament, while the loser would be eliminated.

73<73(@,9:,(95/6569: Three Pacific Lutheran softball seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Montessa Califano, Kaaren Hatlen and Amanda Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association AllWest Region recognition. Califano was a second team all-region pick as an outfielder, while Hatlen also received second team selection as a designated player. Hall was named to the third team as an infielder. Califano led the Lutes with a .395 batting average, 39 runs scored and 25 steals in 28 attempts. Earlier this year she was named to the All-Northwest Conference first team for the second straight year, and she was a third team all-region selection in 2012. Hatlen compiled a .386 batting

average with 53 runs batted in and a career-high 12 home runs, which several weeks ago led to her third consecutive selection to the allconference first team. She earned first team all-region and first team All-America honors in 2012. Hall led the Lutes with 11 doubles and finished the season with a .362 average, four homers and 27 runs batted in. She repeated as a second team all-conference selection.

<7:*9,>/,(+: TO NATIONALS The Puget Sound womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varsity eight was selected as an at-large boat in the NCAA Championships at the end of the month. The selection is the 11th consecutive bid for the Loggers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited to head to Indianapolis for the NCAA Championships,â&#x20AC;? commented head coach Aaron Benson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll race some very fast crews there, and we hope to be a worthy representative of the West Coast.â&#x20AC;? As the top team and the top boat in the Pacific region, the Loggers were selected as one of two at-large boats in the field. Ithacaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varsity eight was the other atlarge boat selected. The national regatta will take place on May 31-June 1 for Division III at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. in conjunction with the Division I and Division II national championships.

:6<5+,9:<: .,;;05.<5+,9>(@ The Sounders FC U23 soccer team kicked off its regular season with a match in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Doxa Italia on May 14 at Sunset Stadium in Sumner. The U23s kick off their PDL schedule on the road, with a match at Portland on May 16 and at Victoria on May 19 before returning for their home opener against Kitsap on May 24 at 7 p.m. at Curtis High School. The U23s home slate features three games at Sunset Stadium, two games at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila and one match at Tumwater High School. For a full schedule, ticket prices or team information visit www.

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couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t defend him.â&#x20AC;? Each team created several chances in the second period, as Rams keeper Matvey Shitik came up with a big save on Brandon Hendersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive from 30 yards out in the 63rd minute to keep the game tied. The Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Christian Rotter had a good chance for the lead nine minutes later, but his shot from the left side hit the crossbar. With the win the Rams were scheduled to play against Shorewood on May 15 in the first round of the 3A state tournament, with the winner advancing to the second round on May 18. By Jeremy Helling

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Mount Tahoma has come a long way in a short period of time. A year after winning just one league game in the Narrows 4A last spring, the Thunderbirds found themselves in the district playoffs in their inaugural season in the Narrows 3A after finishing in second place. And they played the part, battling Enumclaw to a 1-1 draw for 90 minutes before falling 4-3 in penalty kicks to see their successful season come to an end on May 11 at Highline Memorial Stadium. But for the T-Birds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who were playing in their first playoff game in nine years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; what caused the dramatic turnaround this season? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not really sure,â&#x20AC;? said senior forward Brian Wambaa, a main offensive threat for Mount Tahoma the past two seasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just a (group) of regular, hard-working guys.â&#x20AC;? As has been the case all season, Wambaa and fellow Kenyan junior forward Ian Karanja created scoring chances early and often with their blazing speed and keen sense of connection up


1<:;40::,+. Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brian Wambaa (left) stretches to try to get his foot on a ball in front of goal as Enumclawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caleb Gwerder clears it.

front. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Me and Ian just play soccer a lot,â&#x20AC;? Wambaa said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Our experience playing together) just comes out on the field.â&#x20AC;? Wambaa almost had an open look in the 12th minute, chipping a shot past the keeper 15 yards from goal before defender Caleb Gwerder cleared it. The Hornets then got on the board a minute later, as Mount Tahoma keeper Jose Reyes deflected Chris Kraemerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shot to the foot of Chase Olson, who sent it into an open net on the right side for a 1-0 lead. But the Thunderbirds controlled much of the possession the rest of the half, getting several scoring looks but failing to equalize. They finally tied it up in the 53rd minute with a bit of skill and luck, as Karanja flicked a ball over keeper Matt Leavens in front of goal before Darwin Wood

drove it into his own net. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t impress us, because we see that every day,â&#x20AC;? said Mount Tahoma head coach Scott Nelson of Karanjaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nifty ball skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too bad the defender got the last touch for an own goal, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll

give (Karanja) two assists on that goal. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a special player.â&#x20AC;? Karanja had two good looks in the extra-time periods but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the net, sending the game to penalty kicks. Kraemer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who switched

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ART & HISTORY. The Foss Waterway Seaportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Working Waterfront

Comanche is no stranger to battle. The 143-foot Naval tug was built in 1944 and served in World War II, when she saw combat during the invasion of Okinawa and even received a Battle Star for towing battle-damaged ships out of the line of fire to U.S. Navy facilities for repair. Her post-war career included 21 years as a Coast Guard cutter. She gave the first U.S. â&#x20AC;&#x153;notice of a violationâ&#x20AC;? ever given to a foreign fishing vessel on the Pacific Coast fisheries and also has a roster of seaborne vessel â&#x20AC;&#x153;saves.â&#x20AC;? After she was decommissioned, the Comanche worked the Gulf of Mexico and Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waterways as a private tug for 17 years before it was donated to a historically minded nonprofit that restored it to its military markings. The vessel has been moored along the Foss Waterway, which the Seaport manages for the City of Tacoma. The Comanche serves as a floating museum, being the only fully restored vessel of its kind on the West Coast and hosts a program for at-risk youth. The nonprofit has been paying monthto-month rent to the Seaport museum for years without a formal lease agreement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have asked for a rental agreement for some time,â&#x20AC;? Comanche Director of Operations Joe Peterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has always been put off.â&#x20AC;? Fast-forward to this month: Seaport officials served Comanche volunteers with a notice to leave the waterfront, citing the vesselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of insurance. Insurance is a requirement for moorage as a way to cover the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liability if the vessel is involved in an accident or environmental mishap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We and the city have to do that to protect the waterway,â&#x20AC;? Seaport Interim Director Ken Leonard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve held off the city for as long as we can. We feel we have been very patient here. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let that go.â&#x20AC;? Leonard said he had tried to work with

the Comanche group since January about the insurance issue, and city attorneys were pressing the issue. There is, however, apparently no formal agreement between the Comanche and the Seaport that outlines the need for insurance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They never indicated we needed insurance,â&#x20AC;? Peterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That took us totally by surprise.â&#x20AC;? The group has since been working to get insurance for the Tacoma moorage site, and it has routinely gotten insurance for when Comanche leaves Tacoma waters for maritime shows around Puget Sound, Peterson said, stating that the eviction notice is less about insurance and more about apparent changes at the waterfront museum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it will make a difference,â&#x20AC;? Peterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they want a Hollywood prop. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want us there. It is not part of their dream.â&#x20AC;? Peterson noted that the Comanche only came to Tacoma when former Seaport Director Tom Cashman invited the vessel to the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waterfront. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sad statement on how we were treated,â&#x20AC;? Peterson said, noting that the vessel is set to be dry docked for some work and repainting as it seeks a new home. In a follow-up about the eviction notice that was apparently sparked by a lack of insurance, something the Comanche apparently now has, Leonard got legal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No comment,â&#x20AC;? he wrote in a response. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we see insurance documents, we can entertain any requests. That dock was never intended to be for long-term moorage, but rather for visiting vessels.â&#x20AC;? Peterson experienced the same response. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk to us,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are just renters and we are renters without a rental agreement, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not by our decision. We want to stay there.â&#x20AC;? As the eviction works its way through the legal process and mouths snap shut for interviews, the issue is also playing out on social media, which has so far not been kind to Seaport.

Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main hall houses vintage watercraft and marine history as well as a floor-to-ceiling â&#x20AC;&#x153;jellyfishâ&#x20AC;? that is a landmark art piece.

WMuseum windows and see just what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing today,â&#x20AC;? Govednik said. As part of its permanent collection, the museum features an entire exhibit showcasing the history of the building itself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anybody who is proud of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history would enjoy this museum,â&#x20AC;? he added. The museum also features a variety of restored vessels on display, each with unique ties to Tacoma. Govednik is especially looking forward to launching a new exhibit on June 22, featuring 23 classic, recreational pleasure crafts, on loan from members of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Several are currently on display now, as a preview of the upcoming collection. The organization regularly works with local school districts by offering unique, educational field trip options for students of all ages. In the past year, 600 students have participated in Foss Waterway Seaport-sponsored programs and tours through the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Science on the Seaâ&#x20AC;? program designed in partnership with marine research vessel providers. The museum itself is located in one-third of the building, and renovation is still needed throughout the remainder of the building. If the organization raises enough money, organizers hope to be complete by 2015. The most recent renovations provided seismic upgrades, and also removed an aging brick wall in the front of the building, replacing it with a wall of glass. The construction needed for the remainder of the building could cost up to $8 million, which covers the build-

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ing exterior, science program space, exhibits and interior finish and the installation of an HVAC system. When the project is complete, it will become the largest maritime heritage and education center on the West Coast. Behind the museum walls is a boat shop staffed entirely by volunteers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; some are lifelong ship builders, and others are simply interested in learning what it takes to build and restore vessels. The boat shop also offers workshops led by master boat builders designed for local artisans as well as novice boat builders, to celebrate and preserve maritime construction and craft. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After everything is completed, we will become the

premier moorage destination in Puget Sound,â&#x20AC;? Govednik adds. Volunteers in the boat shop are even tossing around the idea of developing a program designed for disadvantaged youth, to introduce them to a trade they may not be familiar with. Anyone interested in donating to the cause can become a member by joining at various levels ranging from $25 to $1,000 or more. Members can enjoy additional programming while supporting the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission to educate and inspire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We provide information that should be embraced and shared,â&#x20AC;? Govednik added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tacoma has such a rich history, and by becoming a member, people can be a part of preserving and supporting that.â&#x20AC;?


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Summer is a little bigger around these parts than in other regions of the country. It is when we venture from our caves, squint at that brilliant, frightening orb in the sky and again enjoy the mood-altering effects of Vitamin D. Ahhhhhhhh. Deuces, Paxil! Another thing that lifts our spirits around this time of year is the realization we will soon get to check out some of our favorite bands in the great and nolonger-soggy outdoors. Summer may not officially begin for another month, but for the last 11 years the Gorge Amphitheatre’s Sasquatch Music Festival has served as the unofficial kickoff to summer concert and festival season. And, with that in mind, here are 20 big events you need to mark on your calendars, pronto:

1. Sasquatch! 2013

(May 24 to 27, Gorge Amphitheatre, George):

What other summer music festival is compelling enough to make thousands of pasty hipsters risk spontaneously combusting in the desert sun, forgo basic PHOTO BY ERNEST JASMIN hygiene for days at a time and brave those heinous Gorge Honey

reasons to be stoked for summer festivals

Buckets? Shudder. Among the acts playing the main stage this time around are Seattle’s breakout act of the year Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, along with Elvis Costello, Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend and Ben Gibbard’s other band the Postal Service celebrating the 10th anniversary of its debut album “Give Up.” Fourday passes are $337.50, but few, if any, remain; www.

2. Vans Warped Tour (June 15, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn):

Formerly held at the Gorge, the Ozzfest of pop-punk has migrated to this side of the Cascades for this year’s tour launch, which will include Silverstein, the Black Dahlia Murder, Hawthorne Heights, Motion City Soundtrack, Bless the Fall and an army of other bands spread out on multiple stages. The action starts at 11:30 a.m., and tickets are $37.50;

3. Brew Five Three Tacoma Beer & Blues Festival (June 22, Broadway, downtown Tacoma):

This new beer lovers’ block party – organized by Broadway Center and Beer Essentials – will take over Broadway, between South Ninth and 11th streets, from 1-10 p.m. Tacoma Brewing, Engine House No. 9 and other local brewers will serve up the suds, with music provided by T-Town Aces, Chris Stevens’ Surf Monkeys, Snake Oil Elixir All Stars and the godfather of Northwest blues Bill Engelhardt and his latest version of Little Bill

& the Bluenotes. Tickets are $25 through June 15, $30 later;

4. Paradiso Festival (June 28 and 29, Gorge Amphitheatre, George):

Seattle’s USC Events returns with an expanded version of its massive electronic music festival. Headlining this year are Tiesto on June 28, and Kaskade on June 29, with Dig Dug, Christopher Lawrence, Lazy Rich and Tacoma native Donald Glaude among other DJs spinning the hottest dance cuts. Two-day passes are $160, $300 for the VIP package, and you must be 18 or older to attend;

5. Art on the Ave (July 14, 6th Avenue, Tacoma):

Some 10,000 revelers are expected to attend the 15th installment of this 6th Avenue showcase, which Tacoma Weekly readers voted Tacoma’s best festival PHOTO BY BILL BUNGARD for 2012. The street will be blocked off from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., between Cedar and Trafton streets. And stages will again be hosted by Jazzbones, O’Malley’s Irish Pub and Dirty Oscar’s Annex. The lineup is still taking shape but already looks promising with local X See FESTIVALS / page B4

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE MARK RILEY TRIO Immanuel Presbyterian Church’s Blues Vespers series will experiment by crossing genres on May 19, when the series pairs local blues h e a v y w e ig h t , the Mark Riley Trio, with popular indie-rock band Elk and Boar. The latter recently released a new album, “Something Out of Nothing.” Music starts at 5 p.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. The event is open to all ages, and no tickets are required. But organizers request a donation for the performers;

Bear Awareness Weekend. Enjoy games, crafts and hands-on activities while learning the proper way to camp in bear country. May 18, 11:30 a.m. Black Bear Unsafe Bear Camp; May 19, 1:30 p.m.- Grizzlies Safe Food Storage Practices. Watch Northwest Trek’s black bears tear into a demonstration of an “unsafe” campsite and learn how proper food storage and camping etiquette can discourage bears from targeting your campsite. Free with park admission.


TWO BEAR AWARENESS Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is celebrating the loveable bruin May 18-19 with a

Metro Parks Tacoma invites one and all to join the festivities on May 22 to celebrate updates recently completed at Peoples

Park, made possible through the 2005 Park Improvement Bond. The celebration will include the City of Tacoma’s dedication of Paul Rucker’s Human Rights Legacy public art project. Meet Rucker and collaborators from Fab-5, enjoy live music, a performance by DASH Center for the Arts, and light refreshments. 4:30–6 p.m. at 900 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

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FOUR AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS Australian artists Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliot will be in the Hot Shop at Museum of Glass from Wednesday, May 22 through Sunday, May 26 as part of the 2013 Visiting Artists Summer Series. This residency concludes with a lecture on Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m. that will be streamed live and

On Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24, active-duty military members and their spouses are invited to receive a free one-hour therapeutic massage session at any of Massage Envy’s 23 Puget Sound locations. The event marks the third annual “Massage for the Military” program created by local Massage Envy clinic owners as a way to honor each community’s military heroes and their families by providing beneficial stress relief through therapeutic massage. Massage sessions are provided by appointment only and participants are encouraged to book as soon as possible as the spots fill up fast! In Tacoma at 4502 S. Steele St. Call (253) 471-2588.


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ART FRIENDLY. Artspace officials visited Tacoma as part of a city-commissioned report on how locals can cultivate its arts community in all its forms. By Steve Dunkelberger


n arts friendly live-work d evelop m e n t could be in Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future sooner rather than later if all plays out as hoped following a visit from a national non-profit arts developer last week. Artspace officials took tours and held meetings with artists, business operators and landowners around Tacoma in an effort to develop a roster of recommendations to make the city more arts friendly. The work is part of a $20,000 contract that was funded through a grant from Chase Bank and the Allen Foundation through a partnership between the city and the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Artspace is a developer, property manager and arts facilitator that has artist-focused properties in more than 30 cities around the nation, including three in Seattle and one in Everett. Its focus is to boost an areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artist community as a way to redevelop and invigorate a city under the idea that a vibrant arts community creates a vibrant city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artist live/work spaces can be catalytic,â&#x20AC;? said Tacoma Art Commission Administrator Amy McBride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only do they provide affordable housing opportunities for our creative class, they

become centers for innovation and synergy often transforming neighborhoods and maintaining the heartbeat of community. We are excited to engage in this conversation to identify what is possible and move this dream closer to reality.â&#x20AC;? The trick to that is to create an artist-friendly city without pricing artists out of the community when a neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property values go up because of the higher demand sparked by the artists themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anyone any good if we displace our creative people because then we are boring again,â&#x20AC;? McBride said. A report on the basic recommendations and concepts from Artspace is due in about a month. But aside from that report, the visit was a bit of a scouting expedition for Artspace, which is always on the lookout for new projects that would have affordable live-work spaces for artists but still be economically viable. Defining what is â&#x20AC;&#x153;affordableâ&#x20AC;? for artists in Tacoma is the next step, covered by an online survey now being circulated around creative circles. Information gathered from that survey will help guide the decision concerning the feasibility of an artist development in Tacoma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like we are looking at specific sites,â&#x20AC;? said Artspace Senior Vice President of Consulting

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Arts Survey Artspace, a nationally renowned non-profit developer of artist live/work space, just wrapped up a two-day visit to Tacoma as they conduct a feasibility study to identify potential properties and interest in creating such a development in Tacoma. Artists are encourage to aid the effort by taking a few minutes to fill out an anonymous survey focused on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current living and working accommodations, as well as any possible desire for new accommodations. The survey can be found at and should take approximately five minutes to complete. The effort is interested in receiving input from artists of all disciplines from Tacoma and beyond. and Strategic Partnerships Wendy Holmes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is much too soon in the process for that.â&#x20AC;? That said, Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brewery District has several notable traits for an artist project, including large under-used buildings and access to University of Washington-Tacoma, she said. Hilltop and the Dome District also have attractive assets for a project. Feather and Oar shop owner J. Daniel Elquist loved the ideas Artspace presented, particularly the desire to promote livework spaces for artists that are affordable and sustainable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Making it affordable is a very important aspect of the concept,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, Tacoma needs a vibrant downtown. This

is a big opportunity.â&#x20AC;? Outside of a specific residential building for working artists, the city could also change its downtown zoning to allow live-work spaces, which is actually a return to the concept behind many of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic buildings since they have retail on the street level and loft spaces on their upper floors.



From â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aliensâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beverly Hills Copâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mad About You,â&#x20AC;? Paul Reiser has appeared in some of the biggest movies and TV series of the last three decades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mad About You,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; which ended in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;99, I was really happy just to stay put and not do anything for a while,â&#x20AC;? the popular actor, comedian and writer tells Tacoma Weekly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was in a nice position to do things that I wanted to do and not have to do things that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do.â&#x20AC;? Then the stand-up bug bit him again after he hosted a charity event in Los Angeles that made him pine for his comedic roots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great audience, and I was remembering suddenly what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to be onstage and get laughs,â&#x20AC;? Reiser says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh my god, I miss this.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; So I started from there. I called up the local clubs here.â&#x20AC;? For the last six months, Reiser has been back on the road with the act heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bring to Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantages Theater on May 17. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., with tickets ranging from $22 to $65; for further show details. And visit our site, at, to learn what Reiser had to say about getting back in comedic shape and his appearance in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Behind the Candelabra,â&#x20AC;? HBOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forthcoming Liberace biopic that will star Michael Douglas and Matt Damon beginning May 26. Ernest Jasmin North American Martyrs Parish South Sound

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favorites Fun Police, Kramer, the Fame Riot, Ben Union and the Dignitaries among those already on board; www.

6. Paul McCartneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Out There Tour (July 19, Safeco Field, Seattle):

It is always an epic event when Macca, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the cute one,â&#x20AC;? shows up to dust off his big hits with the Beatles, Wings and as a solo artists. This year, he has generated extra buzz by hinting at a new album and by recording â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cut Me Some Slack,â&#x20AC;? a new cut he wrote with the surviving members of Nirvana. Should we expect related surprises? Tickets are $50 to $280;

7. Ethnic Fest/Click! Mobile Movie Series kickoff

(July 27 and 28, Wright Park, Tacoma):

Since 1986, Ethnic Fest has celebrated the various cultures and ethnicities that make up our community. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festivities will include hands-on art projects, games, dance and live music, with styles ranging from Russian folk songs to Japanese Taiko and gospel. Plus, Ethnic Fest is also the official kickoff for the Click! Mobile Movie series, with bands and familyfriendly flicks being screened at local parks throughout the summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wreck-It Ralphâ&#x20AC;? will be shown after dark at Wright Park, followed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bedtime Storiesâ&#x20AC;? on Aug. 9 at STAR Center, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Chronicles of Narniaâ&#x20AC;? on Aug. 16 at Stewart Heights Park, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Madagascar 3â&#x20AC;? on Aug. 23 at Center at Norpoint and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Odd Life of Timothy Greenâ&#x20AC;? on Aug. 30 at Point Defiance Park;

8. Emerald Queen Casinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taste of Tacoma

(June 28 to 30, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma):

It is billed as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the ultimate family picnic,â&#x20AC;? and 225,000 people are expected to show up to graze at dozens of booths manned by local restaurants. New this year is â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Taste Cooks,â&#x20AC;? a live cooking demonstration hosted by TV Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amanda Westbrooke. There will be beer and wine tastings for the grown ups and an eclectic mix of comedy, rock, jazz, R&B and other styles on multiple stages. Admission is free;


GOOD EATINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. About 225,000 hungry grazers are expected to flock to Point Defiance park for Taste of Tacoma in June.

bies. No, not â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s pop act the Zombies, who will be there, too; organizers insist there will be actual zombies roaming the Seattle Center grounds. Maybe we will stay home this year and keep a blunt object handy just in case. For those willing to risk it, three-day passes are currently $120. Single, day-specific passes are $50 and single Any Day passes are $55. Platinum and Gold passes (which sold out in 2012) are also available. Find tickets and the full lineup at



9. Mayhem Festival

(July 3, White River Amphitheatre):

This has been summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main event for local metalheads since Ozzfest went off the road a few years back. On the main stage this year are Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Five Finger Death Punch and Amon Amarth, with Children of Bodom and Machine Head headlining the other stages. Most tickets range from $31.50 to $69; www.

10. Freedom Fair 2013 (July 4, Ruston Way Waterfront, Tacoma):

One of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest festivals is expected to draw 100,000-plus to a two-mile stretch of Ruston Way Waterfront for music, air shows, food and more. But the event has struggled financially in recent years, and organizers at the non-profit Tacoma Events Commission are looking for help keeping the 33-year tradition alive. PayPal donations are being accepted at; and the first 150 people to join the Freedom Fair Fan Club at a $45 fee are invited to take a Fourth of July cruise on the historic Point Ruston ferry boat.

11. Capitol Hill Block Party (July 26 to 28, Capitol Hill neighborhood, Seattle):

Okay, forget that thing we said about hipsters at Sasquatch earlier; some of them have written that festival off as too bloated and corporate. Instead, they will head into the vortex of Washington hipsterdom that is Capitol Hill where they can check out acts likes Girl Talk, El-P and Purity Ring. Oh, and some old guys called the Flaming Lips. Single-day tickets are $40. Skinny jeans, Grizzly Adams beards and PBR tallboys optional;

12. Rebel Riot

(Aug. 3, South 9th Street and Broadway, Tacoma):

This hotrod-centric event has migrated from the Dome District, where it was held last year, to Antique Row for its annual showcase of custom cars, rock music and pinup girls. Leading up to the main event is a steamy burlesque show that will be held Aug. 2, at the Fabulous Fifties Hall, 455 St. Helens Ave., on Aug. 2;

13. Music and Art at Wright Park (Aug. 10, Wright Park, Tacoma): Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most D.I.Y. and punk-oriented festival goes back 20 years, to when the owners of now-defunct

Mother Records wanted to put on a summer showcase of local music. (A brief glimpse of that first festival can be seen in the video for Girl Troubleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Hometown.â&#x20AC;?) After a few years off, the festival roared back to life five years ago. One cancellation in 2011 aside, it has been going pretty strong ever since; MAWP featured 14 bands and drew about 2,500 fans last year to see the likes of Walking Papers, the Plastards and some ghetto knockoff of Seattle super-hero Phoenix Jones. (We suspect his alter ego may write for Tacoma Weekly.) A series of MAWP fundraisers will be held in the weeks leading up to the main event, including a May 31 show at the New Frontier Lounge (bands to be announced) and a yard sale on June 22 and 23. Meanwhile, monetary donations can be given online at

14. Black Sabbath (Aug. 24, Gorge Amphitheatre, George):

The godfathers of metal will be celebrating â&#x20AC;&#x153;13,â&#x20AC;? their first album with Ozzy Osbourne singing lead vocals since 1978. But what? No Bill Ward on drums? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up with that? Most tickets are $45 to $99.50, with VIP packages available; www.ticketmaster.

15. Tacoma Maritime Fest

(Aug. 24 and 25, Thea Foss Park and Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma):

Last year, for its 20th anniversary, Maritime Fest featured more than 20 ships to explore, hydrofoil demos and sailboat races, a pirate costume contest and loads of live music, everything from classic rock to hip-hop. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and admission is free;

16. Dave Matthews Band

(Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, Gorge Amphitheatre):

Can you believe the DMB has been rocking hackey sack toting fans for more than two decades now? Expect all three nights to sell out, especially with Mr. Matthews still riding high from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Away from the World,â&#x20AC;? the sequel to 2009â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux Kingâ&#x20AC;? album. Tickets are $48.50 to $75, or $120 for three-day lawn passes;

17. Bumbershoot! (Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, Seattle Center):

Death Cab for Cutie, Kendrick Lamar, fun., and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Heart are among the big names that will play the main stage at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Vicci Martinez will also make an appearance. Plus, we are hearing something about zom-


18. KISW Pain in the Grass (Sept. 6 and 7, Gorge Amphitheatre):

Alice in Chains will be on the main stage as this summer rock gala â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hosted by Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s KISW-FM (99.9) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; expands to two days. Also on the bill are Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Addiction, Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Coheed and Cambria, Walking Papers and more. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 17 with single day tickets going for $59.50, two-day passes going for $99.90 and a limited number of VIP packages being sold for $199; www.

19. Tacoma Craft Beer Festival (Sept. 7, Cheney Stadium, Tacoma):

Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular brew fest may be moving to minor league ball park this year, but everything about it is strictly major league. From noon until 9 p.m., 6,000 to 7,000 beer-o-philes will celebrate the hoppy wares of more than 70 regional breweries, the likes of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harmon Brewing Company, Gig Harborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7 Seas Brewing and Grahamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s M.T. Head Brewing Company at least yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fest and its winter counterpart, the Big Beer Festival. That is not to mention all the music and grub. Updates will be posted at

20. Washington State Fair (Sept. 6 to 22, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup):

Summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last big party has a new name, but you know how to â&#x20AC;&#x153;do the Puyallup.â&#x20AC;? First, gorge on some Earthquake Burgers and elephant ears. Then hop on the new looping inversion coaster and try to keep all that stuff down. Later, mellow out for a while with some adorable piglets. Then cap off your evening with some of the biggest names in pop at the 11,000-seat grandstand. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concert lineup includes Little Big Town (Sept. 9), Cee Lo Green (Sept. 12), Carrie Underwood (Sept. 13), Alabama (Sept. 16), Jeremy Camp and Jars of Clay (Sept. 17), Larry the Cable Guy (Sept. 19), Austin Mahone & Bridgit Mendler (Sept. 21) and Kid Rock (Sept. 22). Find hours and ticket prices at

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On May 25, the 11th annual Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival will bring some of the best regional players to the Swiss Pub and Harmon Pub & Brewery in downtown Tacoma and Stonegate Pizza on South Tacoma Way. “What (the festival) means to me, and I think the other guys, is just keeping this music visible, keeping it relevant and letting lots of people realize there’s all kinds of great jazz and blues happening around here,” said Rich Wetzel, who books the festival with South Sound Blues Association president Gary Grape. For this year’s festival, the blues stage will be set up at the Harmon Pub, with music starting at 12:30 p.m. The big band stage will go from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Swiss, and the evening stage will showcase Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Jazz Orchestra – performing with special guest trumpet player, Mike Vax – starting at 8 p.m. at the Stonegate. Vax – a native of San Francisco – is known for playing with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Clark Terry Big Bad Band and BARBARA (105 MIN, PG-13)

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“Every major entertainer you can think of – Mel Torme, all these people – he’s played with,” Wetzel said. “The last few years, he’s been the bandleader of the Stan Kenton Alumni Band.” Vax will also give a trumpet clinic with the Tacoma Community College Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. on May 21, at the TCC Student Center. The event is free and open to trumpet players and aspiring jazz musicians of all ages. The blues headliner this year is keyboard player Arthur Migliazza, who will headline the Harmon from 5 to 6 p.m. Migliazza started playing piano at age 9 and his playing was influenced by listening to the likes of Otis Spann, Champion Jack Dupree and Professor Longhair. Before he relocated to the Northwest, Migliazza was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame and was a finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2010. “He’s just a phenomenal keyboard player, boogiewoogie style blues,” Grape said. “I’ve never heard anybody play as good as this guy can. When you watch or hear him play, you’re just amazed at how fast his fingers fly around the keyboard.”


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JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke, 9 p.m. SWISS: Mark Riley Band (Blues) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Bill Pease, Paul Buck, Chris Gartland (Blues) 8 p.m.

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C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAVE’S OF MILTON: Popoffs, $10 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Bang Kieu (Asian pop) 9 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Halcion Halo, Death By Stars, Blacstahl, 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Crosswalk, 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Hookerfist (Tool tribute) 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

SUNDAY, MAY 19 DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam 8 p.m., NC

ANTIQUE SANDWICH SHOP: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAVE’S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA DAWSONS: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 8 p.m. LOUIE G’S: (Acoustic open mic) 6 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: (Open jam), 9 p.m., NC UNCLE THURM’S: Blenis/Ely Band (Blues jam) 7:30 p.m., AA


CLIFF HOUSE: Megan Biegalski (Jazz) 6:30 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: Dave Nichols, 9 p.m., NC

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DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC EAGLES LOUNGE: Biff Moss (Ukelele/guitar) 6 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: (Open mic) 8:30 p.m. STONEGATE: Billy Stoops (Jam) 9 p.m. SWISS: Barley Wine Revue, 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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SAT., MAY 18 YOGA TO THE BEAT – Molina Healthcare is hosting a free yoga class for all ages that is open to the public and is designed to make yoga fun and exciting for people who have never tried it before. Instead of the slow, meditative music most people associate with yoga, this event will have a DJ mixing popular music and an energetic yoga instructor teaching some basic poses designed to get your heart rate up while calming your mind. The event takes place from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Mall’s Macy’s entrance. HAPPENINGS



BIKE TO A BETTER TACOMA HAPPENINGS – Join fellow bicyclists and city staff members to learn more about

or calling (253) 922-5317.

employment must be located in Pierce County in order to participate. Visit for more information or www. to log your trips in the commute calendar. Sponsored by The Tacoma Wheelmen Bicycle Club and Tacoma Bike.

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

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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: www.

Have you been riding your bike to work as part of the 2013 Commuter Challenge? Do you want to learn more about what other commuter cyclists have been doing at their work places and celebrate the successes of Bike Month 2013? Come join a ride across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and share a beer and camaraderie at the 7 Seas Brewery. Ride and event are all ages, no-drop rule (no one is left behind). Bring your helmet, a friend, and a snack! Info: www.facebook. com/PierceTrips/events#!/ events/357510964355701.

GLEANING PROJECT KICKOFF HAPPENINGS – Visit beautiful Wright Park for the first ever kickoff event for the Pierce County Gleaning Project and Share the Harvest programs. Guests will enjoy a picnic-potluck paired with a continuing conversation on Food Justice issues in Tacoma/Pierce County. Breakout blankets will be arranged for some meaty (and vegetarian/vegan) discussion topics. Come join the conversation and bring your favorite dish. There will also be a screen printing station, harvest demonstrations, and an orientation for volunteers new to the Gleaning Project. This event is open to all ages. Join us for food, fun and to see what’s happening in your community. Register at www.eventbrite. com/event/6622848117.

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Blues Vespers mixes it up a bit in May, blending classic blues with edgy indie rock. Mark Riley and his trio are well known to northwest blues fans. Riley is nominated for numerous best in blues awards and is widely considered one of the region’s best guitarists. Sammy Eubanks, nominated by the Washington Blues Society for best blues vocalist, will sit in with the trio. Vespers will also feature the popular Tacoma based indie band Elk & Boar. Elk & Boar features Kirsten Wheelock and Travis Barker. The band just released the CD, “Something Out of Nothing.” The 5 p.m show at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, located at 901 N. ‘J’ St., will bring together two different styles and two audiences for one great night of music. Blues Vespers is a concert with poems and a short reflection by Rev. Dave Brown. Tickets are not required. A plate is passed for the musicians. Get there early as the sanctuary fills up fast.

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hopes, visions and plans for a more bike-able Tacoma. Meet members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Committee and get updates on implementation of the Mobility Master Plan. If you bike to the Hub, grab a free slice of pizza. Plus, witness Tacoma’s only valet bike parking, courtesy of 2nd Cycle Bike Collective. Doors open at 5 p.m., and a presentation by city staff will begin at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by The Hub, located at 203 Tacoma Ave. S. FOOD JUSTICE BOOK CLUB ETC – Join the new Food Justice Book Club organized by the Pierce County Gleaning Project. The group will be reading fiction, nonfiction, and memoir around the topics of food justice, gleaning, and food security. May’s book is “A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It” by Peter Pringle, books available at King’s Books. Info: www.kingsbookstore. com/event/foodmay. The event takes place at King’s Books at 7 p.m., located at 218 St. Helens Ave. KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS UNITE! ETC – Loving Hearts is a charitable knitting and crocheting group comprised of community volunteers. The group makes a variety of items including hats for chemo patients and the backpack program for children, scarves, baby items, blankets, wheelchair/walker bags, and fingerless gloves for Veterans. Volunteers are also in need of yarn donations. For more information or for donation pick up please email:

SAT., MAY 25 CRAFTS OF THE PAST ETC – Each weekend a different artist will be “in-residence” at Fort Nisqually with displays and demonstrations of their work. Most will also offer visitors the opportu-

nity to try their hand at the specific art form. Free with Fort Admission ($5-$6.50, 3 and younger free). Info:

TUES., MAY 28 YA NOT BOOK CLUB ETC – Are you an avid reader of Young Adult fiction? No matter what your age, come to a new Young Adult Book Club. We’ll be reading a variety of genres within the genre, so let’s discuss. May’s discussion is on “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead. NOTE: Anyone under 14 years of age should be accompanied by and adult. Info: www.kingsbookstore. com/event/YAnotmay. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave.

FRI., JUNE 7 38TH ANNUAL DEAF PICNIC ETC – Join Tacoma Sertoma Club for the 38th annual Deaf Picnic at Birney Elementary School. The day will be filled with face painting, police vehicles, entertainment and delicious hot dogs. The picnic takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers ask for RSVPs by May 17. Birney Elementary School is located at 1202 S. 76th St. in Tacoma. RSVP by sending email to

BULLETIN BOARD ‘BURN’ SCREENING HAPPENINGS – The Grand Cinema and Tacoma Firefighters IAFF Local 31 are proud to announce screenings of the documentary “Burn,” which tells the story of Detroit’s Engine Company 50 and the challenges the firefighters face in the once industrious city. The awardwinning film will be screening at The Grand Cinema on May 21 and 22. Tacoma Firefighters will lead a discussion following the 6:45 and 6:50

p.m. screenings on Tuesday May 21. Profits from the film go to the Leary Firefighters Foundation to purchase new gear for the firefighters in Detroit. Screenings are scheduled for May 21 at 2:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m. (sold out), 6:50 p.m. and May 22 at 6:45 p.m. (sold out), 6:50 p.m. Additional screenings may be added. Info: www. ZIP LINE NOW OPEN HAPPENINGS – Two courses at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium test physical agility and mental toughness – and anyone can conquer them. Zoom is more than a zip line; it is an aerial activity course that includes a number of challenges, such as a swinging log bridge strung between trees; a high wire to walk; and a fishermen’s net strung between trees to climb through. And lots more. And, yes, there are sections of zip line to put some zing into the adventure experience. Zoom will be open weekends through June 14. It opens daily for the summer season on June 15. There are two distinct circuits to Zoom, one for kids as young as 5, sized just right for smaller children, and one with appeal for a range of ages, including adventure-seeking adults. Info: BIKE MONTH COMMUTER CHALLENGE ETC – The month-long Bike Commuter Challenge is back again with plenty of opportunities to get out and ride! Sign up as a team or individual to participate. Log at least five trips during May and be entered to win an overnight getaway to Portland with travel on Amtrak. Other prizes include gift certificates to Tacoma Bike, bike tune-ups and team pizza parties – and a $100 Tacoma Bike gift certificate will also be awarded to the college student who logged the most cycling miles in the month of May. Your college, university or place of

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 MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit CHARITY BOOT CAMP ETC – Jeff Jowers, owner and founder of Tacoma’s Ultimate Fitness Boot Camps, is hosting charity fitness boot camps every Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m., benefiting Campfire USA. These drop-in classes are $10 apiece, with all proceeds going to charity. Info: www.tacomabootcamps. com. THE VALLEY CHORALE ETC – The Valley Chorale, a soprano-alto-tenor-bass singing group, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Christ the King, located at 1710 E. 85th St. in Tacoma. If you like singing, contact Joy Heidal at (253) 848-1134, or Dixie Byrne at (253) 677-5291 for more information and a personal invitation to join the group. UKULELE CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit www.tedbrownmusic. com.

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Smokey Smokey is a sweet little girl with strikingly beautiful green eyes! She is patiently waiting for her Forever Family to come take her home. Good news, Smokey qualifies for the May special - so if you adopt her during May she is only $86!

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Pet of the Week

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wingnutâ&#x20AC;? Our Featured Pet this week is a beauty named, Wingnut. This friendly feline with large golden eyes is a 9 year old domestic shorthair. Her love of treats has led her to packing on a few extra pounds, which you will quickly use to your advantage on a cold evening as she loves to snuggle! When sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not working on her cuddling skills, she enjoys chasing her toys and appreciates a long scratch under her chin. Being a more mature kitty, Wignut is best suited in a quieter household with other cats, rather than with dogs. Older children are a plus, as long as they agree to help her chase down squeaky toys and give her the occasional brush! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait, take her home today! Reference #A333626.

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Friday, May 17, 2013 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Section B â&#x20AC;˘ Page 9

&ODVVLĂ&#x20AC;HGV Stephanie Lynch

Doug Arbogast (253) 307-4055 Over 20 Years Real Estate Experience


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

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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




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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Call Margo for more information or to schedule a private viewing.

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WATERFRONT 1RUWK6DOPRQ%HDFK&RPPXQLW\ RQ7DFRPD1DUURZVIHHW overwater frontage leasehold property. Deck, w & parking lot rights. $25,000 &RQWDFW6DOPRQ%HDFK1RUWK Marilyn Jorgenson 253-219-0883 REALTORS


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Priced from $234,950



For Sale

Professional Office 4412 6th Ave Tacoma For Lease Also 253-752-9742

2 Condos $295,000 6319 19th, #s 9 & 11 1921 sq ft In UP across from TCC 253-752-9742

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

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Mixed Use REO $350,000 4141 6th Ave 1 Comm. unit; 8 res 253-752-9742

Waterview Crossing $13,900,000 1600 Unit Dev.Des Moines. Currently 3 Mobil Parks. GI $563,168 253-752-9742

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Newly Remodeled $1275 7034 S Junett St 3br 2 bath 1250 sf 253.752.9742

Beckenridge Rambler $1,450 9051 Ridgeview Circle W 3br 2 bath, 1557 sqft 253-752-9742

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Office/Warehouse 3875 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood From 2500 sq ft 253-752-9742

Newly Priced $1500 2429 163rd St CT E 3br 2.5 bath 2256 sqft. 253-752-9742

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

Professional Office 4412 6th Ave Tacoma For Sale or Lease 253-752-9742

Downtown Office Condos 705 S 9th. Tacoma for Sale & Lease 253-752-9742

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