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TRAIN TO STRONG NEIGHBORHOODS WEAVE A NEW TOGETHER TO MAKE STRONG CITIES HOME Gateways for Youth and Families poised for a solid revival


GROW. In one of

Gateways’ hoop houses, John Valentine, Charity Woolbright and Rachael Dye plan a future of pots with plenty of room to grow for a tray of tomato seedlings.

“Every major change has come from the ground up,” Diers said, noting the history of the civil rights movement, the marriage equality efforts and the protests against the Vietnam War. “You can’t make change without strong communities.”

By Kathleen Merryman From the Orphan Train to the TRAYN program, it’s been a long, and sometimes bumpy, journey for Gateways for Youth and Families. Now one of the oldest social services efforts in Pierce County is reviving its mission to help young people through their troubles and into a productive adulthood. That means bringing the 32-acre Summit campus and its family-service programs back to life, bringing veteran employees back to the jobs they helped develop, and bringing back transitional housing for young people. Charity Woolbright, Gateways’ new president and CEO, is introducing Transitional Aged Youth Network (TRAYN) to guide the agency toward its original mission – serving young people who need a home and life skills. “We originated with a group of women who wanted to take care of orphans and abandoned children,” Woolbright said. That was in 1890, when Tacoma’s Women’s Lend A Hand League members built a children’s home on South Adams Street. “This was the last stop on the Orphan Train,” said Dana Peterson, a former Gateways program manager. “Can you imagine how it was to be passed over all the way across the country, and then just dropped here?” asked returning program manager Robin Koeller. A disheartening number of the young people she serves today can imagine that storyline, minus


By Steve Dunkelberger



LET’S TALK: (Top) Paul Sparks chats up the crowd

with words of encouragement and insight. (Middle) Justin Mayfield, RR Anderson and Patricia LecyDavis. (Above) Community organization guru Jim Diers talks about local changes happening around the world.

he concept of the City of Neighborhoods Conference on May 18 was simple. Gather communityminded folks like Local Life Director Justin Mayfield, Central Tacoma Free Radical Media Exchange founder R.R. Anderson and neighborhood-loving activists like Kathleen Casper in a room, on a Saturday morning, without coffee and see what sort of neighborhood badassery they can think up. Mission accomplished. About 100 community-minded members of the do-gooder illuminati gathered at the downtown Post Office to ponder ways to improve Tacoma’s neighborhoods that are quick, inexpensive and grass-roots that range from making them more walkable, more fun and more old-school neighborly. The effort was sponsored by Go Local and Local Life and included a keynote address by Jim Diers, author of “Neighbor Power,” and an internationally known guru of all things community organizing. Most notable of his efforts during his stint with the city of Seattle was an art project in one of the city’s arts neighborhoods – the

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top: A University of Washington-bound student shows her Husky pride; several students chose Eastern Washington, while others chose Washington State; Brandon Ervin, a counselor at Lincoln who organized the event.


Lincoln High School holds signing day By John Larson

Lincoln High School celebrated the future goals of its seniors during its second annual Signing Day on May 17. Held in the gymnasium, the event had much of the hoopla and excitement seen at schools that hold ceremonies for athletes accepting football or basketball scholarships. The difference is this event was for all students and focused on academics. My’Kaila Young gave a student reflection. She will be off to Seattle in the fall to attend the University of Washington, where she plans to major in international business and minor in public relations. She will also have a part-time job working with the Seattle Seahawks. “Remember this is your life. Make the most of it,” she said to the students. The keynote speaker was Jahmad Canley, a Lincoln graduate. He earns

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Police have extra patrols across Pierce County through June 2 to seek drivers talking on their cell phones or sending text messages. They are also looking for people not wearing seat belts. Tacoma Police Department, Pierce County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department and Washington State Patrol are participating.


JAILBIRDS. Tukwila Firefighters served as â&#x20AC;&#x153;arresting officersâ&#x20AC;? at the MDA Lock-up this year, helping out the Tacoma

Firefighters who were mourning the death of Albert Nejmeh, who died earlier in the week. Volunteer jailbirds Jennifer Axton and Kendall Gendron worked the phones to get their bail together, while Veronica Hooper visits a booth with MDA Director Samantha VanDyke. By Steve Dunkelberger

The movers and shakers of Tacoma and the general riff-raff that make T-town the Gritty City

faced â&#x20AC;&#x153;jail timeâ&#x20AC;? for the annual Muscular Dystrophy â&#x20AC;&#x153;lock-upâ&#x20AC;? fundraiser. The event surpassed its $70,000 goal, with donations continuing to stream in for another month. The


A public memorial service for firefighter Al Nejmeh is scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 31 at Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Nejmeh suffered a fatal heart attack on May 14, while providing emergency medical care at an incident. He was a 12-year veteran of Tacoma Fire Department assigned to Ladder 2 at Fire Station 8, and served in a key role on the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s technical rescue team.


On May 20, Washington State Transportation Commission voted unanimously to increase the Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rates, at its final hearing in Gig Harbor. It adopted a toll-rate increase of 25 cents in 2013, with an additional 25-cent increase in 2014, to take effect on July 1 each year. The commission gathered and considered written comments on the proposed rate increase during the past two months and held two public meetings to allow for public testimony. The new toll rates effective July 1, 2013 are: $4.25 for Good To Go! pass; $5.25 cash and $6.25 for pay to mail. The commission is required by law to set toll rates for Tacoma Narrows Bridge in an amount that is sufficient to pay the debt for the bridge, as well as to pay costs related to maintenance, preservation and operations of the bridge. The bridge was financed with an escalating debt structure to minimize the initial toll rates and impact on bridge users. Debt payments started out low when the bridge opened to traffic in 2007 and are now rising steeply, requiring additional toll revenue each year to pay the

last tally was $86,000. Some hooligan from the Tacoma Weekly committed the offense of answering his phone and found himself â&#x20AC;&#x153;behind barsâ&#x20AC;? at Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Car Museum with the task of rais-

escalating obligation. Over the next four fiscal years, debt service payments will grow from $45 million in 2013 to $70 million in 2017. The commission evaluates several factors during the toll-setting process, including bridge expenses that are paid for by toll revenue, trends in traffic volumes, the schedule for bond payments, ending balances in the toll revenue account, the rate recommendations from the governor-appointed Tacoma Narrows Bridge Citizen Advisory Committee and public input.


To allow for improvements to an existing retaining wall, both southbound lanes of Schuster Parkway will be closed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, from May 28 to July 19. One southbound lane will be open after 9 p.m. Northbound lanes remain unaffected. Detour signs will direct traffic from southbound Schuster Parkway to South 4th Street, Dock Street and to downtown or Interstate 705, via the South 15th Street. The sidewalk will be closed to pedestrians for two to three weeks during the road closure. Signs will notify pedestrians. The detour will be the same for motorists and pedestrians. The contractor will not be working July 4-7. For more information visit, or call Mark Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Andrea in the Public Works Department at (253) 591-5518.


Tacoma City Council member Robert Thoms improperly used his office to advocate for a school bond measure while his lobbying firm had a contract with Tacoma Public Schools, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Ethics has determined. In preliminary findings issued on May 17, the body concluded that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thoms used his office for the benefit or gain of anotherâ&#x20AC;? by supporting a council resolution in February that expressed support for Proposition 1 and requested voters approve it. At the time his firm, The Navigation Group,

ing $3,200 in bail alongside other neer-do-wells, while noshing on food donated by Pacific Grill. Donations can be made at

had a nine-month contract worth $42,500 with the school district. Supporting the $500 million bond measure, by enlisting the support of local elected officials, was among the duties his firm was to conduct. The Board of Ethics recommended the council vote on whether the mayor should verbally warn him against using his position as an elected official to support people or groups with which he has a business relationship. Two other allegations against Thoms were dismissed. One involved his state lobbying registration, the other his appointment to represent the council on Joint Municipal Action Committee, which sometimes discusses issues related to Tacoma Public Schools. The district entered into the contract with the firm in December, before Thoms was appointed to fill a vacancy on the council. He replaced Jake Fey, who was elected to Washington State House of Representatives. He plans to run for election to a four-year term in November. Also running is downtown business owner and community activist Patricia Lecy-Davis.

A jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder for fatally shooting a relative last year. Agyei J. McDaniel was accused of shooting Patrick Nicholas at a storage facility last December. The men were related through marriage. They got in an argument. Jurors decided McDaniel did not intentionally kill Nicholas, but killed him during the course of an assault. McDaniel claimed he shot the other man in self-defense. He will be sentenced on June 6.


A Tacoma woman faces charges for fraudulently collecting more than $50,000 in workers compensation benefits from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Deanna S. Cook allegedly filed workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; compensation claims for injuries that occurred in 2007 and 2009. She received benefits based on her contention she was unable to work. A routine check showed Cook worked for two employers while she received L&I benefits. She faces three counts of first-degree theft and two counts of second-degree theft. She entered not guilty pleas.


Thieves have been stealing decorative shrubs along Sprague Avenue near Highway 16. About 18 plants have been taken recently from a landscaped area created to beautify the entrance from the freeway. Two other plants were also pulled up and left damaged.


The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the Port of Tacoma its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the portâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 budget document. To qualify for the award, the port â&#x20AC;&#x153;had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation,â&#x20AC;? according to the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award announcement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.â&#x20AC;? The budget document provides an overview of the portâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business, including strategic priorities, operating budget, capital investment program and financial measures. The Chicago-based nonprofit association serves more than 17,600 government finance professionals throughout North America. MORE CITY BRIEFS AT TACOMAWEEKLY.COM



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Only one car maker has the lock on â&#x20AC;&#x153;the first name in luxuryâ&#x20AC;?: Rolls Royce. Suffice it to say that it will never make a subcompact, economy model for commuters and soccer moms. Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Car Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Willoughby Body Tilbury Rolls Royce illustrates that. The car in the LeMay Collection was built at the Rolls Royce of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plant in Springfield, Mass. It was a special order for Clarissa Alice Kyes Inman, the widow of the founder of Inman-Poulsen Lumber of Portland, Ore. Robert Inman had died in 1920, so his widow took up interest in the company. Clarissa Inman even became a business magnate in her own right by being the inventor of the first electric curling iron, which was manufactured in Chicago and sold through Western Electric and Marshall Field & Co. Her business success led to her ordering the 1929 Silver Ghost, which seemingly had everything top-of-theline, even by Rolls Royce standards.

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Henry Royce had designed the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost as a replacement for his six-cylinder â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thirtyâ&#x20AC;? series. Introduced at the Olympia Motor Show, the revamped car became the longest-running single model next to the Model T Ford, German-made Volkswagen Beetle and the Britishmade Cooper Mini. The car dubbed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silver Ghostâ&#x20AC;? for its mix of flash and whisper-quiet, 86-horsepower engine is also well known as the most famous luxury car in history. The Silver Ghost also remains

the most desirable model among antique cars. Rolls Royce of America Inc. manufactured nearly 3,000 Silver Ghosts and Phantoms before succumbing to the Great Depression. There were 138 Silver Ghosts built with the Tilbury-style body built by Willoughby & Co., making the LeMay car a collectable within a series of collectables. Rolls Royce â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tillburiesâ&#x20AC;? rarely come up for auction, but they do change hands from time to time, for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;discountedâ&#x20AC;? price tag of around $125,000.

Play Tacoma Quirk, Win Fabulous Prizes By Kathleen Merryman

Tacoma is the Washington State Capitol of Quirk. We have the glassiest bridges, the finest cedar garden snails, the tallest killer totem poles and one terrifying Johnny Depp. We have art cars, art bikes, art buses. Now Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holding a contest, Tacoma Quirk, that celebrates those off-kilter artifacts. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it works: We run photos of our favorites. You answer the questions we ask about it. If you are first with the best info, we give you a prize, which will always include a container of sidewalk chalk and a locator map for Frost Park. Ready for your first Quirk Alert? Steve Dunkelberger is hugging Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new exterior dĂŠcor feature. Each correct answer is worth 20 points. A) Where was it first seen in Tacoma? B) How did we get it? C) What was it in its first life? D)What are we using it for now? E) Does it, heaven forfend, have siblings?

23rd and Pacific Ave 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 councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;pothole initiative.â&#x20AC;? And in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or return â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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FERRY DRILL. Tacoma Fire Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

jet-powered â&#x20AC;&#x153;Destinyâ&#x20AC;? battled the strong currents on Puget Sound to pull containment booms around the ferry during the exercise.

By Steve Dunkelberger


Water rescues and other emergencies around the South Sound pick up during the summer boating season, and those distress calls will, in theory, get faster responses under a new emergency management plan set to kick off this week. Fire, rescue and law enforcement agencies in Pierce County are set to shift from a location-based dispatch system to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;swarm and attackâ&#x20AC;? system. The old system dispatched water-emergency 911 calls to agencies closest to the incident. That agency would then call for assistance from sister agencies once the emergency was assessed. The new protocol will prompt an â&#x20AC;&#x153;all hands on deck,â&#x20AC;? involving a multiagency race to the emergency.

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conducted a drill that involved boats surrounding a ferry with containment booms and the evacuation of ferry â&#x20AC;&#x153;passengers,â&#x20AC;? who were volunteers from local community and technical colleges.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Instead of a tiering it up, we will be tiering it down, which will make it a lot faster,â&#x20AC;? West Pierce Fire and Rescue observer Rick Jankowiak said. An emergency in Gig Harbor, for example, could mean a Tacoma fireboat arrives first on the scene because of its speed and location. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new fireboat, the Destiny, is jet-powered, after all. Pierce County-based emergency watercrafts have regularly responded to calls for service as far away as Des Moines and Olympia, but only after responding to calls for assistance by the local responders. The new agreement â&#x20AC;&#x153;swarmsâ&#x20AC;? an incident first and sorts the details out later, so that time isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wasted with calls for backup. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already coming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;all-hands race,â&#x20AC;? Tacoma Fire Department Lt. Wohlf Eil said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because you never really know what you are going to get out there.â&#x20AC;? A test of the multi-agency concept took to the water last week when 21 police, fire and environmental agencies conducted a mock rescue of a ferry in distress after being hit by another boat. The fictional scenario was that a boat hit the Steilacoom II ferry, which was

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the train ride. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made the trip through abuse, neglect and, often, the juvenile justice system. Their life skills, and their prospects for a productive future, are low. They need a safe place to live, and job training to make their own living. Gateways plans to provide that, much as the founders did over a century ago. In 1908, the Lend a Hand League changed its name to Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Industrial Home of Tacoma. In 1926, Jessie Dyslin gave them her property at 3501 104th St. East in Summit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the place where the boys who werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t adopted went to learn the skills to be successful members of the community,â&#x20AC;? Woolbright said of Jessie Dyslin Boys Ranch. It was also the place where a runaway, semi-delinquent kid named William Lyle Richardson pulled his life together. He attended Puyallup High School and acted in a school play, where a teacher declared him â&#x20AC;&#x153;a natural.â&#x20AC;? He was. He made his acting career, which included starring in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Night Stalkerâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Christmas Story,â&#x20AC;? as Darren McGavin. He remained a supporter of Jesse Dyslin Boys Ranch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometime in the 1970s, it became a state juvenile rehabilitation center,â&#x20AC;? Woolbright said of the ranch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids were coming out of Naselle, Green Hill and Echo Glenn,â&#x20AC;? Koeller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were finishing out

taking on water and spilling oil into Puget Sound. Passengers, volunteers from the college ranks of Bates, Tacoma Community College, Pierce College and Key Peninsula Fire and Rescue, had to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;rescuedâ&#x20AC;? and the ferry had to be surrounded with hundreds of yards of containment booms strung together in an effort to contain leaking fuel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; well, if there was leaking fuel since this was all for pretend. The goal of the exercise was to evaluate both how individual agencies managed the emergency as well as their abilities to effectively communicate and work together. Multiagency drills have become more routine with the push by Homeland Security to foster inter-agency cooperation and information sharing. Detailed debriefings after such drills continue to fill in the learning gap between agencies. Participating agencies include: Anderson Island Fire Department, Browns Point/Dash Point Fire Department, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, East Pierce Fire & Rescue, Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One, Gig Harbor Police Department, Graham Fire & Rescue, Key Peninsula Fire Department, Lakewood Police Department, Orting Valley Fire & Rescue, Pierce County Emergency Management, Pierce County Incident Management Team, Pierce County Regional Air Support, Pierce County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Depart-

ment, Port of Tacoma, South King Fire & Rescue, Steilacoom Police Department, Tacoma Fire Department, Tacoma Police Department, United States Coast Guard, West Pierce Fire & Rescue and HMS Global Maritime, which operates the Steilacoom II ferry as a reserve craft for the main vessel, the Christine Anderson. While last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities were just a drill to test first responders, an evacuation of a ferry while it is still on the water is extremely unlikely, HMS Marine Superintendent Paul Crow said while captaining the Steilacoom II. Modern ferries have two separate engines, two separate rudders and a series of water-tight compartments. If one engine goes out, a captain could just jump to the other side of the vessel and drive the ferry to a dock. The SteilacoomAnderson island run is only about a mile, so the ferry is never more than a few hundred yards off shore. Modern ferries are also engineered to be bottom heavy so their passenger compartments remain above water even if their hulls somehow became completely flooded. But oil spills caused by an accident on a ferry could be catastrophic, since ferries routinely carry tens of thousands of gallons of fuel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is great training for us too,â&#x20AC;? Crow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A spill like that on the Sound would be an international incident.â&#x20AC;?

their sentences. They could be anything from a petty thief to a murderer. They had to be doing something to move forward â&#x20AC;&#x201C; school or work. Our boys were not allowed to run amok.â&#x20AC;? In 1995, the ranch changed its name to Gateways for Youth and Families. Peterson added the Dan Quinn Project to the curriculum, inviting mentors to teach boys carpentry, farming and marketing skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In our heyday, we had 16 boys here in the main house and eight in the houses in back,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It slowly got smaller, and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use the back any more. Then the state said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Your contractâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be pulling the boys out.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Turbulence hit hard in 2004, when director Claude Carlson left. Political consultant Jamie Beletz and his wife, lawyer Mel Curtiss, had joined the board and involved Gateways in an attempt to take over Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fourth of July waterfront fair and using gambling to raise funds. Beletz became interim director until Curtiss got the permanent position. Peterson remembers it as a time of musical chairs leadership, when solid board members and staff were pushed out and the agency strayed from its mission. The News Tribuneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jason Hagey investigated, and, after the story was published in 2006, Beletz resigned. Gateways struggled after that, experimenting with a farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market, running a day care, renting parts of the facility to other non-profits. Woolbright, who had left, returned as president in August, 2012 and assessed what to keep, what to ditch and what

to add. Koeller came back to run a visitation program for foster children and their families. Education Visitation and Safe Exchange (EVASE), adoption home studies, classes on the impact of divorce on children, and domestic violence victim impact panels make up Gatewaysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; core services. Now they intend to add sustainability â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both for young people and the property â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to the menu. TRAYN aims to give a home and teach life and work skills to young people from 16 to 24 who have aged out of foster care or become homeless. It will offer therapy, techniques to deal with stress. It will teach young people how to balance a checking account, grow a garden, succeed at a job, get along with people and cook dinner. It will use those 32 acres to teach its residents organic farming â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a good job market thanks to the growing popularity of fresh, local food. It is recruiting community partners, including John Valentine of the Farmer Frog non-profit. He and the staff organic farmer, Rachael Dye, are building hoop houses that extend the growing season. They are rescuing a blueberry patch and planning to redevelop a scrub wetland into a permaculture food forest. Gateways is extending an invitation to community members to come and tend their own gardens on the property. The agency is returning to their original mission, and growing it. After years of straying and struggling, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a happy reunion.


65,7,9:65Âť:;9(:/ (Top) It is an old desk.

Growing in it are carrots, beets and squash in Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Workplace Garden. (Bottom) We are growing our garden in dressers, desks and free-range bookcases â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and TAGRO. By Kathleen Merryman

Time was, if you needed a broken-down bookcase, dresser or desk, plus a roll of used carpet padding and maybe an ammo box or two, all you had to do was drive around Tacoma. You could harvest what you needed from alleys and the occasional sidewalk pile in an hour, two, tops. That is how we planned to build Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Workplace Garden. We went with our own blight first, making raised beds out of two ratty (we are being literal here) wooden boxes, a discarded wall cupboard, and two plastic paper boxes from extinct publications. They barely dented our minimum delivery of three cubic yards of TAGRO potting soil. We needed more beds. No problem, I thought. I will just cruise around and upload dead furniture into the old minivan. I had not reckoned on the superpowers of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Based Services. Sure, over the past few years I have been writing about their ongoing war on blight and crime. We have even given them mascots, the Outta Here Elephants, as a way to visualize the tonnage of old mattresses, stray tires and dead barbecues they have gotten out of yards and alleys. But I had no idea we were facing a shortage of freerange furniture until I went hunting for it. On May 17 I cruised parts of the East Side, South Tacoma and the South End. Zilch. No big piles of junk. There was one dresser, but it had all its drawers, which means it still had a use in the indoor world. Ditto a pretty matching sofa and chair that were gone a few hours later. This does not mean we have de-junked the burg. There is stuff out there still, but it is not ubiquitous. It is not something that persuades out-of-town guests that, yeah, Tacoma is kind of a dump. That is great news for our civic image, but fatal for my plan to get rid of the pile of TAGRO. In desperation, I turned out for the combined First Creek and Dometop Neighborhood Cleanup at the Tacoma Dome parking lot on May 18. The city provided dumpsters for metal, tires, lawn mowers and general trash. Members of Jehovah Jireh Worship Center brought the muscle to toss stuff from pickups and trailers into the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dumpsters. Volunteers with pickup trucks spread into the neighborhoods to pick up the stuff that residents did not bring in. Larry and Chase Scheidt, Marty and Sandy Campbell and Tony McBeath hauled in sofas, recliners and dozens of bags of trash and clippings. Just when they thought they were done, word came that an elderly hoarder wanted a yard full of stuff hauled away. Out they went again, trying to beat the dumpstersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; haul-away deadline. Last year, the city hosted 18 cleanups and hauled away 472 tons of blight. Imagine 157 elephants parading out of town, and you have an idea of the bulk. Not that the city is selfish with its tonnage. It recycles all the metal, and Goodwill brings a collection truck for items that can be salvaged and re-used as-is. It also tolerates scavengers, the likes of Green Thumb Gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tony Miller, McKinley Park volunteers Larry and Lynnette Scheidt and their always-volunteering kids and grandkids, and me. We were scanning pickup beds for items too rough for Goodwill, but ripe for re-purposing. Miller had the skills to fix an ornate metalwork-andslats garden bench. That delighted the man whose wife demanded that he get rid of it. It was too good for the landfill, too good to melt, he said. The man who cleaned out his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garage was pleased as iced tea punch to give a picnic table and matching stacking chairs to the Scheidts for McKinley Park, and a small wheelbarrow to our brave little garden. Oh, there was more. Between us, carpentersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; benches, soaker hoses, a doll house, carpet padding made of recycled fabric, a desk, tool boxes, rakes, a pitchfork, planter boxes, patio furniture, hose reels and Cadillac Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ammunition boxes averted the landfill. All together, they amounted to a baby elephantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of garden-repurposed goods, and proof that if you need it, Tacoma will provide.



Guest Editorial

Are we creating more poor people? By Don Brunell


Our Views

We ultimately get the government we deserve Tacomans are no strangers to getting down and dirty when it comes to taking on opposition to what they determine to be right. Tacoma is the Gritty City after all, a moniker its residents promote with pride. They argue over social services, taxes, potholes, recreational offerings and Link light rail lines. And ohhhhhhhhh do Tacomans like to debate the effectiveness of their elected officials. So it is a shame on Tacoma that those debates have not translated into action when it comes to running for political office. Five non-partisan seats of the nine-seat Tacoma City Council are up for elections, but challenges to the incumbents offer slim pickings when it comes to the ballot box. Councilmember Joe Lonergan is running to keep his Fifth District position to represent his South Tacoma neighbors. He has only one challenger, Olgy Diaz, a legislative aide who is also a member of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Human Rights Commision. A sales consultant who had already announced his bid to unseat Lonergan, Justin Van Dyk, opted out of actually filing for the position. Coming off a city commission investigation that he violated the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ethics rules by voting to support the

Tacoma Public Schools bond that his firm was being paid to promote, the council appointee Robert Thoms is running to keep his position that represents Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Northeast District 2. He is being challenged by downtown do-gooder and business owner Patricia Lecy-Davis, who was on the short list for the council appointment just months ago. Outside of those races, the current council will be the next council. Sure Victoria Woodards is technically being challenged for her â&#x20AC;&#x153;at largeâ&#x20AC;? position, but that contender is more of a novelty act than a politician. Her challenger is Robert â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Travelerâ&#x20AC;? Hill, a lessthan-clear-thinking gadfly with an increasingly alarming criminal record. Fresh out of incarceration, he wants to serve Tacoma. Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Councilmember Marty Campbell, who champion Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East Side, are running unopposed. How is it that Seattle can field a roster of eight people to run against its incumbent mayor, and its four contested council seats bring 10 candidates, but Tacoma cannot get any of its viable politically minded residents to mount a campaign? Serving on the council is not easy or for the faint of heart. It takes a special calling to serve a community, knowing

full well that some neighbors will take issue with whatever decision you make and constantly parade conspiracy theories about each vote. That comes with democracy. But democracy also requires that residents engage in the political process. Bitching about â&#x20AC;&#x153;what is wrong with Tacomaâ&#x20AC;? is not participating. That is just being petty. Improving Tacoma takes action, for some â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sadly, apparently a select few â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that action involves political service. Instead of randomly complaining about what in Tacoma needs fixing, start talking about why you think you could do a better job than the incumbents and see where that conversation leads. The current council has accomplished a lot since the last election. The budget is balanced, roadwork is on the way, a Master Transportation Plan is being developed. Tough city cuts were made with transparency and honesty that likely did more to connect with residents than disenfranchise them. Maybe they all deserve to run unopposed, but it should still never happen. Ever. Tacomans deserve more than a roster of unchallenged elected officials to make decisions on their behalf. The above opinion represents the view of Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editorial board.

Museum shoots itself in the foot while it fires eviction notice over Comancheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bow

The Foss Waterway Seaport wants its tenant, a restored World War II Naval tug, gone. And it wants it gone now. That is clear. The non-profit Comanche Foundation was served with eviction papers May 2 that made the eviction clock start the previous day. The short and less-than-sweet missive stated in legal terms that the historic vessel had to leave the waterfront tout de suite because the foundation lacked the proper insurance. But it also had to leave because the newly reopened waterfront museum needed the Foss Waterway dock space for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Puget Sound oriented historic vesselsâ&#x20AC;? as it continues the unveiling of its renovations. Apparently a 143-foot World War II tug that saw combat during the invasion of Okinawa in 1944 and then served its nation as a Coast Guard cutter and then toiled for years on Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waterways does not make the Comanche a â&#x20AC;&#x153;historic vessel,â&#x20AC;? regardless of what national historical associations and common sense consider it to be. The Seaport apparently thinks the only vessels worthy to museums are polished pleasure crafts of the well-to-do. Military vessels donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t qualify as

pleasure crafts. They worked for a living. To be fair, the Comanche has been on a month-to-month gentlemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agreement with the waterfront museum for years. There was never a formal lease, likely because the dock is designated for only â&#x20AC;&#x153;short termâ&#x20AC;? moorage of less than two weeks. But that could be changed with a tweak of the rules for that specific short strip of dock. There isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any political will or leadership to do so, however. That means that, even though the Comanche supporters can prove that the vessel has insurance, the eviction process moves forward. The winds of change are coming to the Foss Waterway, and they are pushing the Comanche to find a dock home elsewhere. Not only will the waterfrontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss of the historic vessel slap the faces of military veterans and historians who visit the vessel, and those at-risk youth who call the Comanche home while they learn the lessons of hard work and responsibility, but it will also gut-punch all the business owners and civic-minded do gooders who think they would be treated fairly by city officials. Sure the dock is for shortterm moorage. The Comanche has

been at the dock for years, except for periods when it sets sail to participate in festivals around Puget Sound. Its long-term stay is incongruent with the rules. But if the city, and its agent on the water, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to change the rules and pen a lease agreement, at least they could have discussed the issue before legal papers started an eviction clock. The years of serving as a historical attraction along the waterfront and the thousands of hours volunteers have spent to preserve and present Comancheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past on Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waterways warranted a bit more than a poorly worded eviction letter. The Comanche deserves better. The foundation deserves better. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military retirees who found comfort on the Comancheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decks deserve better. And Tacoma residents deserve better. When the Comanche leaves local waters for uncertain shores, it is not because the Comanche is unworthy of Tacoma. Tacoma is unworthy of the Comanche. The above opinion represents the view of Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editorial board.

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, Benghazi, Associated Press, Internal Revenue Service, guns to Mexico; the list is endless. I find it fascinating and disconcerting. The White House is continually in the dark concerning matters of deceit. Who, huh, what, really! Liberal or conservative should make us wonder who is in charge. If it were not so incredulous it would be laughable. We need a bigger boat to meander through the muck. Donna Walters Tacoma Dear Editor, I would like to know the source of the claims for Foss Waterway Seaport being â&#x20AC;&#x153;the premier moorage destination in Puget Sound.â&#x20AC;? (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working Waterfront Museum showcases Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maritime past,â&#x20AC;? TW 5/17) I

have been to many that are better, especially in proximity to â&#x20AC;&#x153;civilization.â&#x20AC;? There are better ones on the Foss! What should their Foss neighbors think of that claim? And have they not been to any other West Coast maritime museums? What are they basing the claim that â&#x20AC;&#x153;it will become the largest maritime heritage and education center on the West Coast.â&#x20AC;? Quite frankly, it is enough off the beaten path that it hardly gets any visitors. What they have had going for them was a big historic building (expensive one at that!) and that has consistently served more as a wedding chapel than anything else over the years I have been watching it. Do they really expect it will become a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;point of destinationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;? Anyway, I hope they do, but it is hard to vision. Joe V. Peterson Tacoma

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.â&#x20AC;? In other words, it is better to teach someone to take care of themselves than keep them dependent on others. In our country today, the growing tendency is to let government provide for us. Almost lost is the notion that, if people are willing to take risks, work hard and pick themselves up when they fall, they will eventually succeed. As government grows ever larger in an attempt to provide more benefits to more people, it saps trillions of dollars from the private economy and ultimately deters job creation. When investors and entrepreneurs become targets of derision and are wracked with uncertainty about what the government will do next, they hesitate to risk everything to start a business. Think about it: would you mortgage your home and familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future if you feared that a higher tax, new regulation or government-subsidized competitor would wipe you out? Starting or expanding a business is risky in the best of times; trying to do it in an environment of total uncertainty is foolhardy. Consequently, private-sector growth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and job creation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; remains anemic. In the fourth quarter of 2012, our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 0.4 percent. It should be eight times that much. Ironically, the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign to help poor people is creating more poor people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;About 46 million Americans are poor. That means for a family of four, they are living on less than $23,000 a year,â&#x20AC;? writes Kristin Seefeldt, a professor at the University of Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Social Work. Seefeldt found charitable donations for programs that serve the poor declined sharply during the recession and have not yet recovered. Making matters worse, fiscal pressures on government may lead to cutbacks in programs that assist the poor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Low-income Americans may prove to be more vulnerable during the slow recovery from the Great Recession than they were at lowest point of the downturn,â&#x20AC;? Seefeldt concluded. Some 23 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed or have stopped looking for work because there are no jobs. There are now 4.7 million long-term unemployed in the United States, the largest number since records were first kept in 1948. A record 47.8 million people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15 percent of the entire United States population â&#x20AC;&#x201C; use food stamps, a 70 percent increase since 2008. Even those with jobs are struggling. The median family income has dropped to 1995 levels â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so we are going backward. Millions of new college graduates, many of them deeply in debt, cannot find jobs in their fields. And our economy is growing too slowly to make a difference. The Occupy Wall Street folks have it backward. Rather than bring rich people down, we should give poor people a way up. The best way to do that is with good private-sector jobs. Without good jobs, people stay poor. While that may make them a solid voting block for some politicians, it does not help them grow stronger and more independent. Instead of making scapegoats and pitting people against each other, we should nurture success, empower it, reward it, celebrate it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and expand it. We need to create a culture where job providers have a reason to risk everything on new businesses, where people have opportunities to find work and advance in their careers, and everyone can reap the rewards of their efforts. America has always been a beacon for people seeking a better life. We need to remember what they knew â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that with hard work and economic freedom, everything is possible. Don Brunell is the president of the Association of Washington Business.

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Beavan sharp, Peguero and Liddi homer

BELLARMINE PREP OVERCOMES WEATHER TO PUNCH STATE TICKET Wilson falls to tough pitchers in districts

“We just wanted to come here and try our best, and it showed today. We went out there and worked hard, and we’re so excited to go back (to state).”


EARLY SUCCESS. An infielder by trade,

Stefen Romero has taken up residence in left field for the Rainiers lately and has had success in his first season with the team. By Steve Mullen Correspondent

– Alexa Ostrander Bellarmine Prep shortstop

By Jeremy Helling


amiliar opponents and weather postponements couldn’t stop Bellarmine Prep from reaching the state tournament for the second straight year. Facing their second straight loser-out contest at the 4A softball district tournament on May 20, the Lions used a couple of big innings for a 10-4 win over Gig Harbor at Sprinker Recreation Center to punch their state ticket. The win came after Bellarmine wrapped up a wild 3-2 win over Battle Ground earlier in the morning in a game that began on May 17 and was twice postponed due to rain. “We’re so excited,” said Bellarmine senior shortstop Alexa Ostrander. “We just wanted to come here and try our best, and it showed today. We went out there and worked hard, and we’re so excited to go back (to state).” Gig Harbor got on the board on Anna Overland’s two-run homer in the bottom of the first, but the Lions exploded for five runs in the second inning to take control. Ostrander started the scoring with a single to score pitcher Rachel Barcena, Alyssa McKiernan followed with a runscoring single and Courtney Schwan capped the rally with a bases-loaded single to plate two more. Audrey Lindberg answered in the bottom half with a two-run single for the Tides to cut it to 5-4. But Barcena then settled into a groove, retiring 14 batters in a row until allowing a walk with one out in the seventh. “They already know I have a good rise-ball,” Barcena said of Gig Harbor, whom she had already faced twice


GOOD ‘D’. (Top) Bellarmine Prep first baseman Alex DeStephano tags

out a Battle Ground runner in the first inning of the Lions’ 3-2 win on May 18 to keep their state playoff hopes alive. (Bottom) Lions starter Rachel Barcena delivers against Battle Ground, as she was key for the Lions on the mound in the district tournament.

this season. “Once they started hitting it, I just started changing it up a lot. I started throwing drop-(balls), (changeups), (screwballs), everything just to throw them off. And it worked.” The Lions’ offense put the game away with four runs in the top of the fifth to make it 10-4, as Schwan and Alex DeStephano had run-scoring singles in the frame. Bellarmine second baseman Becca Sorensen was also an offensive key for the Lions, drawing three bases-loaded walks in the game to plate three runs. Barcena finished by allowing the four runs on four hits, with three walks and 12 strikeouts. “She’s been amazing for us this year,” said Bellarmine head coach Craig Coovert of Barcena. “She just has come on and has shown she deserves to be on that mound.” The Lions had gotten off to a rough start in the tournament on May 17, losing 6-3 to Kentlake in their opener to be forced into the loserout scenarios. After falling behind 6-0, Ostrander plated the Lions’ first run with a single in the fifth inning to score Rachel Sorensen. Barcena added a run-scoring triple in the sixth

and scored on a single by Ashlynn Ota, but that was all the Lions could muster against the Falcons. Then came the strange affair against Battle Ground that saw Barcena lock in a pitcher’s duel with Tigers’ starter Kristina Fischer. Barcena allowed just two hits in the first three innings while striking out four batters, but the Lions were equally as unsuccessful against Fischer. Ostrander – who had been out for half the season due to illness – came through for Bellarmine in the top of the fourth, delivering a two-out, bases-loaded single to score Barcena and make it 1-0. “It feels so good to finally be back, getting some hits and helping the team out as much as I can,” Ostrander said. “She has really stepped up in this tournament, being a senior leader, and come through in some huge spots for us to drive in those runs,” Coovert added. But then the rain came, and Barcena found herself in some jams after the game resumed on May 18. She escaped a bases-loaded threat in the fourth by inducing two fly outs, but X See SOFTBALL / page A9

The recently-sent-down Blake Beavan scattered four hits over seven and two-thirds innings of work, and Carlos Peguero hit his sixth home run of the year to propel the Tacoma Rainiers to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Sounds on May 20 and back into first place in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Division. “Blake did a good job of changing speeds tonight, and that’s the first time in the last week that we’ve gotten off to an early lead,” said Rainiers manager John Stearns. The Rainiers got on the board first when they capitalized on two Nashville infield errors for a 1-0 lead in the third inning. They added to the lead in the fourth when Peguero hit a towering drive over the wall in right center for a two-run homer to make it 3-0. Beavan, who was in complete control for most of the night, continued to keep the Sounds in check. “Blake had three or four different pitches working tonight, and he gave our offense enough time to put some runs on the board,” Stearns said. Alex Liddi, who 3-for-4 on the night, added a solo homer in the eighth inning to cap the Rainiers’ scoring. It was Liddi’s eighth on the season. “Alex Liddi is impressive, he can do many things to beat you, including stealing a base when you least expect it,” Stearns said. Rainiers left fielder Stefen Romero, who added a run batted in in the game, talked about his solid start at the Triple-A level. “You have a real adjustment at this level because of the amount of veteran pitchers who have had some major league experience at some point of their career. It takes a lot of adjusting and patience at the plate.” A 12th-round draft selection in 2010 from Oregon State, Romero drove in the fourth run of the game in the sixth with a two-out single to left field. Nashville would finally get to Beavan in the eighth inning on a solo homer by Hunter Morris, but Brian Moran would close it out for the Rainiers. An overlooked factor in the game was the work behind the plate of Tacoma catcher Mike Zunino, the Mariners’ first-round choice out of Florida and the 2012 golden spikes award winner. “He gets rid of the ball so fast and gets it down to second base in 1.9 seconds,” Stearns said. The Rainiers, with a slim lead over Colorado Springs in the division, were set to wrap up the series against Nashville on May 23 before heading for a four-game series at Reno on May 24-27 and a four-game set at Colorado Springs on May 28-31.


HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP WILSON, LINCOLN, FOSS BOYS HEADLINE 3A DISTRICTS Tacoma city athletes fared well at the 3A district track meet on May 17-18 at Shelton High School, with several individual event wins and solid team finishes. The Wilson boys placed fourth overall, as James Sivonen led the way with a personal best of 40.47 seconds in winning the 300-meter hurdles. Sivonen also teamed with Devon Phillips, Brandon Montgomery and Dontae Smith to take second in the 4X400-meter relay, while Phillips, Smith, Montgomery and Rickey Perry took third in the 4X100-meter relay. Montgomery took second in the high jump, the Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Connor Patterson took second in the discus and Matthew Newman placed fifth in the shot put. The Lincoln boys finished fifth as a team, as Dehonta Hayes led the way by winning the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 44 feet and three inches, while also setting a personal best in taking third in the 100-meter dash. Therron Randle also set a personal best in taking third in the 300-meter hurdles, and sophomore Ronald Carter took fourth in the high jump. Hayes, Dimicho Albert, Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Maka Love and Rayshaun Miller took fourth in the 4X100-meter relay. Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marcus Chambers, meanwhile, was as solid as ever in easily winning the 200- and 400-meter dashes, the latter by over three seconds. The Wilson girls took 12th overall, as Sydney Stuckey placed third in both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles to lead the way. Sophomore Aujanique Doss took sixth in the 200-meter dash, while junior Jemila Leppard took fourth in the discus and sixth in the shot put. The Lincoln girls placed 14th, as senior Jada Harvey placed second in the shot put, third in the discus and eighth in the javelin to lead the way. Freshman Malia Myles-Poston placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles and teamed with Goivanna Arnold, Tyisha Brown El and Kiana White to take seventh in the 4X200-meter relay. Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rejie Wright took third in the high jump and ninth in the long jump to lead the way for the Thunderbirds.

BELLARMINE, CURTIS GIRLS SUCCEED AT 4A DISTRICTS The Curtis girls track squad tied for fourth place while Bellarmine Prep placed seventh at the 4A district track meet at French Field in Kent on May 17-18. Kennadi Bouyer led the way for the Curtis girls, winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes while also placing second in the long jump. Bellarmineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hannah Derby took second in


5,>),:; Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s James Sivonen won the 300-meter hurdles in a personal-best 40.47 seconds to advance to the state meet, as the Rams boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; placed fourth as a team at the district meet.

the 400-meter dash and third in the 800meter run, and the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nkeiruka Medani set a personal best in placing fourth in the triple jump. The Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4X400-relay team of Derby, Daryl Phill, Larisa Robic and Cathryn Casey had the top prelim time, but stumbled a bit in the finals to place eighth and barely make the cut for the state meet. The Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boys placed 11th as a team, as sophomore Isaac Swillie took fourth in the 100-meter dash while junior Quentin Purzer placed fifth in the 3,200-meter run. Doug Parker took second in the javelin while Jared Sinsheimer placed fourth in the triple jump for the Lions. The 3A and 4A state track meets take place on May 23-25 at Mount Tahoma Stadium.

LE, CABRERA WIN DISTRICTS The Lincoln sophomore duo of Lily Le and Miriam Cabrera won their three matches at the district tournament on May 17-18 at Sprinker Recreation Center to take the top seed to the state tournament. Le and Cabrera beat Mt. Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emma Ravio and Milla Benedetti 6-2, 6-4 in their opener on May 17, and topped Enumclawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Hannah Smith and Rachel Norling 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 in the semifinals. They faced another tough test in the finals, but eventually came out with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 win over Columbia Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alex Wilmington and Ashley Osler on May 18. Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s duo of Alexa Blackman and Brenda Luu advanced to the consolation finals, where they fell to Enumclawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kayla Zillbauer and Camille Clare to be eliminated. At the 4A tennis districts in Olympia, Bellarmine Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Veena Ivengar earned the sixth seed to the state meet after falling to Auburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lauren Thornquist in the consolation bracket. Ivengar had beaten Auburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aly Siemion 6-0, 6-1 in her opener, and came back to beat Todd Beamerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lindsey Tyson 0-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the consolation bracket. She also beat Mount Rainierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kristina Stevanovic 6-1, 6-1 in the consolation bracket. The Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; duo of Kennedy Takehara and Lucy Meske took the eighth seed to state after winning two matches in the doubles tournament. They topped Jeffersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toni Mullen and Rileigh Qualls 6-1, 6-2 in their opener before dropping to the consolation bracket, where they beat Puyallupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jamie

Larson and Lindsey Walker 6-3, 6-2 to clinch a spot at state. Stadiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s duo of Katie Cribb and Emily Bower dropped their first two matches in the doubles tournament to be eliminated. The 3A and 4A tennis tournaments will be held on May 24-25 at the Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland High School in Richland.

;0.,9:>0573(@6--67,5,9 The Stadium boys lacrosse team won 12-7 over Lynden in their playoff opener on May 17 at Stadium High School to advance to the quarterfinals. Patrick Holcomb led the way with three goals and two assists for the Tigers, while Noah Leonard added three goals, Harry Dillman had two goals and two assists and Aaron Park had two goals and one assist for the Tigers. The game was tied 4-4 after one quarter and Stadium led just 7-5 at the half, but pulled away after the break. Stadium keeper Evan Lineweaver notched 10 saves on the 17 shot attempts from Lynden. The Tigers were set play again on May 22 against Ballard, whom Stadium tied 9-9 earlier in the season.

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CHASING IT DOWN. (Left) Wilson keeper Matvey Shitik snags a ball in midair as a Shorewood player tries to get a head on it. (Right) Wilson midfielder

Munassar Saleh (second from right) tries to outrace Shorewoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Matt Owen (5) to the ball as the Thunderbirdsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Liam Keebler (21) and Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kenneth Bwanika trail behind. By Jeremy Helling

For much of the first half, Wilson was the aggressor against Shorewood, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get on the board. Then the Thunderbirds struck for a goal late in the period and everything changed, as Shorewood held on for a 1-0 win in the 3A state soccer playoffs on May 15 at Mount Tahoma Stadium. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We dictated a lot of the play in the first half, possessed a lot in their end, but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really create any dangerous chances,â&#x20AC;? said Wilson head coach Jason Gjertsen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put one

away when we had them on their heels in the first half, and then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re chasing the (one-goal deficit) the rest of the game.â&#x20AC;? Shorewoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taj McChesney provided the lone strike in the 32nd minute, stealing a ball near the top of the Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; box and driving a low shot past diving Wilson keeper Matvey Shitik. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made a mistake and they capitalized,â&#x20AC;? Gjertsen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give all the credit to them for putting their one chance away in the first half.â&#x20AC;? The Rams got their best look at goal two minutes after halftime, as Munassar Saleh took a pass 25 yards away from goal and delivered a ball on the left to

Aarjay Narayan, who drove a strike that was barely tipped over goal by Shorewood keeper Calvin Crawford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it was going to hit the post and go in, but the goalie got it,â&#x20AC;? Narayan said. The Thunderbirds then took over, outshooting the Rams 11-1 the rest of the way. McChesney nearly added his second goal on a scissor kick off a cross from Matt Owen in the 48th minute, but his shot sailed just over the goal. The Thunderbirdsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Abdul Abdulla took a pass a moment later and crossed up Shitik to have an open look at goal, but Rams midfielder Zach Schneider had a brilliant

sliding save to clear the ball just before it crossed the goal line. But the Rams couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t produce any more good looks at goal, and a last-gasp free kick from 25 yards out by Saleh with seven seconds remaining came up short and was stopped by Crawford. Still, Gjertsen noted that the experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which was the Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first stateplayoff game since 2004 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was a positive one for his young squad, which features five sophomores in the starting lineup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting their foot in the door for state, tasting it, seeing what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like and knowing what the level is, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely going to help for next year.â&#x20AC;?



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surrendered a run on a double by Courtney Railing in the fourth before escaping a second-and-third threat by getting a fly out and a strikeout. The Lions regained the lead in the top of the seventh, as Alex DeStephano singled to score McKiernan and Schwan later hit a sacrifice fly to plate DeStephano and make it 3-1. But the rain returned, and the drama returned as well after the resumption of play on May 20. The Tigers had cut it to 3-2 and had runners on second and third with no outs in the bottom of the seventh, but Schwan got two groundouts and a strikeout to preserve the win and continue the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hopes. After their runaway victory against Gig Harbor, the Lions topped South Kitsap 2-0 on May 20. They will face Moses Lake in their state opener on May 24 at noon at the Merkel Sports Complex in Spokane.

WILSON FALLS TWICE ;6*64,<7:/69;

After a big showing at the league tournament the weekend before, Wilson found the road less friendly at districts. The Rams fell 3-2 to Peninsula in their opener and later suffered a 5-0 defeat to Bonney Lake to be eliminated on May 20 at Sprinker Recreation Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I pretty much knew that no matter who we were going to be playing it was going to be tough,â&#x20AC;? said Wilson head coach Ron Balmer. The Rams managed just two hits off Peninsula starter Aspen Ison in the opener, as Ison shut Wilson down with 11 strikeouts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were facing a really good pitcher and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put it in play enough,â&#x20AC;? Balmer said. The Rams had a chance to tie with a runner on third and two outs in the seventh, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come up with a hit. The struggles continued against Bonney Lake starter Melissa Charron in game two, as the Rams got a runner in scoring position just twice in the contest. The Panthers got on the board on Maddi Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; two-run double in the bottom of the first, and Bailey Ahern added a two-run double in the third to make it 4-0. Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best chance to score came when Darian Grimm crushed a ball to left center to lead off the fourth, but the ball hit midway up the fence, and Grimm was stranded at second after settling for a double. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did a fairly good job pitching that game,â&#x20AC;? Balmer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one of those things where we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t string anything together (offensively).â&#x20AC;?


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a living as a motivational speaker and as owner and CEO of Potential Unleashed. As a young boy attending Rogers Elementary School, he never imagined he would attend college. His interest in pursuing higher education was sparked by a friend from high school. Who went off to Alabama State University and encouraged Canley to prepare himself for college. Canley was working at a Safeway store when his friend was back in town on a break from school. He told of his sister coming to the store to deliver terrible news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his friend had been fatally shot in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of South 15th Street and Sprague Avenue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At that point I felt lost,â&#x20AC;? he recalled. But he decided to take charge of his future. He went to Washington State University, becoming the first person in his family to attend college. He was a broke freshman who frequently ate Top Ramen. When he told someone he could not find a job, it was suggested he start a business. So he did, at the age of 19. He went off to Washington State with a group of four friends. Only two of them graduated. Canley, who is black, recalled a conversation with a white student in Pullman, a small town near the Idaho border that draws many students from isolated, rural sections of the Northwest.


LINCOLN SCHOLARS. College-bound Lincoln seniors gathered for a group photo.

The young man had never met any black people before heading off to college, but had seen the 1991 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boyz n the Hood,â&#x20AC;? about a group of young black males growing up in South Central Los Angeles. Canley encouraged the juniors in the audience to stay on track to graduate and prepare for college. Brandon Ervin, a counselor at Lincoln, told the students to reach out to family members, teachers, pastors and other trusted adults for advice and guidance as they plan their lives after high school. Students took the microphone, as individuals and groups, to announce their plans for after graduation. Among the in-state schools they will attend are Central Washington University, Western Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Evergreen State College, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle Pacific University and Washing-

ton State University. Four students plan to attend the University of Washington at the main campus in Seattle, while eight will go to the branch campus in Tacoma and two to the branch campus in Bothell. A handful of students plan to go to schools in other states, including Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebraska. One will head north of the border to attend Vancouver Film School. Seven students plan to go to Tacoma Community College, while others will attend Clover Park Technical College and Green River Community College. One young man is off to Pierce College on a basketball scholarship. Students who will enlist in the military also announced their plans. The Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps were all represented. One student plans to do an apprenticeship to become an ironworker. London Hughes and her

friend Ashley Alexander chose Washington State. Hughes plans to major in business and minor in communications. She will be the first in her family to attend college. She credits her involvement in the Lincoln Center program with preparing her for higher education. Alexander acknowledged the guidance of Brandon Irvin and two enrollment counselors from WSU, Sativah Jones and Tafona Brar. Tara Harris, who is the Daffodil Princess at Lincoln, is also off to Pullman. She plans to major in criminal justice. She was part of a group that visited seven colleges in three days with Irvin. She said Lincoln prepared her well for college. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are so many resources here.â&#x20AC;?



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infamous Fremont Troll, which is now an international icon of the city, with festivals centered on it. But his travels have found neighbors taking charge of their neighborhoods and making do with what they have to make their streets more than collections of houses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are finding new ways to build community,â&#x20AC;? he said. The city of ChristChurch, New Zealand was devastated by an earthquake in 2011. Entire blocks were leveled. Their homes were gone, but their community was not. Up came a pub inside a renovated cargo container. Limerick, Ireland was rocked by crime. City officials took the homes of criminals, but the downturn left no money to renovate them. Neighbors stepped in and cleaned them up, building their community along the way with things like an outdoor movie screen that is powered by a bicycle. The movie flickers on only when someone peddles away, creating community with every crank. Tales of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chalk Off at Frost Park, Hilltop Action Coalitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tool lending library and Go Localâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to get shoppers to think about where they spend their dollars are local efforts that, in turn, find themselves in talks when Diers finds himself abroad. The thrust of these efforts, and those around the world, is that great cities have neighborhoods where people know each another and have the mix of amenities that enable them to eat, live, work and play within walking distance of their homes. But instead of relying on local governments to make that vision a reality, neighborhoods can do the work themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every major change has come from the ground up,â&#x20AC;? Diers said, noting the history of the civil rights movement, the marriage equality efforts and the protests against the Vietnam War. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make change without strong communities.â&#x20AC;? With that charge to bring change, the audiences gathered in interest groups to share ideas and focus on taking the first steps toward bringing awesomeness to their front porches. The City of Neighborhoods effort will hold a followup chat at 7 p.m. on June 20, at the downtown Post Office to reconnect and keep tabs of how local efforts have taken room on Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streets.

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Portlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gaytheist delivers high-octane tunes, offbeat humor and the grossest love story ever


SMOOCHES! Bassist Tim Hoff is the bald guy, singer-guitarist Jason Rivera is the guy with the bow tie, and drummer Nick Parks is the beardy guy. By Ernest Jasmin

Argonaut and Gaytheist in concert

Meet Gaytheist, the Portland power trio thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been generating big buzz across the Northwest blogosphere of late. Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good to Die Records (Absolute Monarchs, Red Fang) just dropped the up-and-coming outfitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hold Me â&#x20AC;Ś But Not So Tight,â&#x20AC;? a blistering blast of punk-metal mayhem and bizarro humor thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over way too soon at a mere 27 minutes. And the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;singer-guitarist Jason Rivera, bassist Tim Hoff and drummer Nick Parks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is headed to the New Frontier Lounge where it will play its first Tacoma show, with local favorites Argonaut, on June 1. We caught up with Rivera, the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary songwriter, to mark the occasion. Tacoma Weekly: I guess Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the 100th writer in a row to focus on the name first. Rivera: (Laughs) That is true. TW: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m guessing you either want to piss off the religious rightâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or maybe homophobic atheists. Rivera: No, neither, really. I just really, really liked the name; and I had no problem using it because I identify both as gay and as an atheist. TW: Aha! So the name is not so much a pun as a literal description. What were some of the rejected names? Rivera: We were gonna call it Hemperorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;emperorâ&#x20AC;? with an â&#x20AC;&#x153;H.â&#x20AC;? But the problem was I have a hard time saying it. And then, when I looked up Hemperor, the name was being used for a line of beauty products made from hemp. TW: Looking at your promo pics, you look quite

)(h&e&Bmf])L`]F]o>jgfla]jDgmf_] +()=&*-l`Kl&$LY[geYooo&l`]f]o^jgfla]jdgmf_]&[ge dapper with the tie and suit. Nik (Christofferson, the head of) Good to Die Records, tells me you actually dress like that onstage. Rivera: A lot of times, especially when it gets hotter, I just wear trousers and suspenders and a button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and no tie. But if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cold, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wear a suit and bow tie onstage. TW: That does not seem to be the typical uniform for your style of music. Rivera: (Laughs) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just how I dress all the time. My older brother is a total, traditional metalhead â&#x20AC;&#x201C; full on long hair, denim, everything. But, by the time I was ending high school, I had decided that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the look. I like everything about metal and punk and hardcore. I just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dress the part. TW: What would you say informs the sound you developed? What kind of stuff were you listening to? Rivera: (Tumwater post-hardcore band) Karp was probably the No. 1 influence on this band, because Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drumming is so insane. It reminds me a lot of the style that Scott Jernigan had in Karp where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just so huge and full, even if the riffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just kind of hanginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; out there. He can make a two-note song sound incredible. TW: Lyrically, where do you draw from? Rivera: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mostly character point of view songs. ... I just tend to sing about whatever strikes my fancy

at the time, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political or fantasy or science fiction or just day-to-day things. The only thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m maybe actively staying away from is swords and sorcery and stuff like that. I love that stuff; I just think everyone else is singing about it enough to sing about something different. TW: I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dissected all the lyrics, but one of the new songs appears to be about pooping on everything, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a love story or something in there. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poocanoâ&#x20AC;?? Rivera: [Explains the name is lifted from Bizarre Magazine and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackass 3D.â&#x20AC;? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll spare you the rest, which is even grosser than this.] I decided to make the name literal, where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literally a volcano thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just erupting poop everywhere. â&#x20AC;Ś The main characters in the story are the ones who created the poop volcano (and) they hold each othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hands at the end, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cause thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their love story; they killed the town together. TW: I thought there was a metaphor I was missing. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see if I can get that past the copy desk. Is this going to be your first time in Tacoma? I see youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played some shows with Argonaut before. Rivera: We played with Argonaut end of last year, for the first time, in Portland. Then we played with them on their record release (for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Perfect Day?â&#x20AC;?) up in Seattle. It was really fun. So I spoke to Argonaut â&#x20AC;Ś and I told them Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to bring up some friends from Portland. So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bringing our friends Minoton. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re stoner-comedy-fantasy rock, so all their songs are about Dungeons & Dragons, and the musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all very Fu Manchu/Black Sabbath, but the lyrics are ridiculous. The singer, Brady, usually laughs when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s singinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. He cracks himself up a lot, so it should be pretty interesting.

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE SASQUATCH FESTIVAL Sasquatch Music Festival marks the unofficial kickoff of summer concert season with an epic, four-day run at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, from May 24-27. Main stage acts include the Postal Service, Elvis Costello, Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons and Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest superstars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, not to mention dozens of other Pitchfork.comapproved bands spread out on multiple stages. Four-day passes are $337.50, though few, if any, remain;

TWO GOSPEL AWARDS Allen AME Church will host its inaugural Gospel Music Awards on May 26. The awards will celebrate local legends in the gospel scene, including Claudette Nash, Jimmy Brown, Martha Nash,

Willard Loggins, Robin Caldwell, Mammie Taylor, Minnie Horton, Eloise Glenn, Stella Johnson, Gilbert Evans, Curley Evans, Claudia Turner, Eloise Glenn and Pastor Patrinell Wright. The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. at 1223 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, in Tacoma.

THREE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;BLUEBEARDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

parenthood, political subjugation, gender politics and the apocalypse. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. from May 31-June 15. Pay-what-you-can performances June 6 and 13. The Chapel at Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St. Tickets $14 adults, $7 for students (with identification) available at the door and in advance online at Brown Paper Tickets. Information:



Assemblage Theater presents the West Coast premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bluebeard,â&#x20AC;? a play by Pericles Snowdon directed by David Domkowski. Twenty-five years after the end of the world as we know it, four girls are brought up in an abandoned church, never allowed out by an enigmatic and mysterious woman named Blue. A dark, creepy and beautifully written play about

The 11th annual Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival will showcase some of the best players from around the region on May 25. The blues stage will feature Steve Cooley & the Dangerfields, the Cody Rentas Band, Maia Santell & House Blend and Arthur Migliazza starting at 12:30 p.m. The big band stage will have Johnny Lewis Big Band and Roadside Attraction starting at

1 p.m. And Rich Wetzelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Groovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Higher Jazz Orchestra will play the evening stage, which gets started at 8 p.m. at Stonegate Pizza & Rum Bar. All performances are free and open to all ages except for the late show, which will cost $5 and be open to 21 and older;

FIVE PASTIE POWER The sexy, scantily-clad ladies of Gritty City Sirens have built a formidable following as they have shimmied their way through Tacoma venues. The troupe includes Rosie Cheex, Heather Hostility, Ava Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Jor, Funny Face Fanny, Kitty Kisses and Dessi De Vine and will next headline Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave., Tacoma, at 9 p.m. on June 1. Tickets are $19.99; www.


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Over the years, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has transformed itself and its role in the community. The Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s determined protection of its natural resources, its pivotal role in development of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s port area, the Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major donations to other governments and to charitable organizations, the new-concept Tahoma Market gas station and convenience store, and the development and expansion of the Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emerald Queen Casinos are examples of the Puyallup Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic progress. Through its two Emerald Queen Casino locations, Administration, Health Authority, Housing Authority, economic development corporation and school, the Puyallup Tribe is one of the largest employers in Pierce County with a payroll of more than 3,500 people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 74 percent of whom are non-Native â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and total spending in 2011 of nearly $430 million. This spending supports the community by paying good wages and generous benefits to individuals, and by purchasing goods and services from local suppliers, vendors, contractors and construction companies. Assistance provided to the broader Native American community and the Puyallup Tribal membership also has a far-reaching impact in the community as most of these dollars are in turn spent in the local economy. The Puyallup Tribe is continuously living up to its name, which means, â&#x20AC;&#x153;generous and welcoming behavior to all people.â&#x20AC;? As such, the Tribe is a key sponsor of countless local charities, non-profit organizations, social welfare projects and events that may otherwise suffer in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tight economy. Despite economic uncertainties across the country, the South Sound is doing well, and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians plays a key role in keeping that a reality. From funding education, jobs, healthcare, city improvement projects, crime prevention and environmental efforts, the Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tradition as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;generous peopleâ&#x20AC;? is as strong today as it ever was.

Support For Our Native Community With more than 4,400 Puyallup tribal members locally and across the country, and an Indian community of 22,000 in the tricounty area, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians takes great pride in continuing its ancestral ways by caring for all of its membership. The Tribe stays united and strong by ensuring every member has the opportunity for good health, a safe and clean home, educational advancement and financial security. When it comes to social services for its membership, the Puyallup Tribe stands as a model for all governments. During 2012, the Tribe spent more than $100 million on social service programs such as funeral assistance, energy and crisis assistance, small business start-up grants, assistance to members who are veterans, and per capita distributions. The majority of these funds are subsequently spent in the local economy. Caring for its elders is a top priority for the Tribe, with $3.6 million spent last year on elder care services. A major way the Puyallups treasure their elders is through the Elders Center House of Respect. The beautifully constructed center opened in 2009 to offer a variety of health and recreational options for Puyallup elders over 45 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a dining hall, stateof-the-art kitchen, relaxation areas, workout facility, spa, massage room, activity rooms for classes such as quilting and crafting, and a tranquil outdoor â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spirit Garden.â&#x20AC;? Youth are a top priority for the Tribe as well. The Tribe works in many ways to proactively instill positive values in its youth as early as possible, and a focal point of this effort is the Puyallup Tribal Community Center. During the past year, the Center underwent a $7 million renovation. This nearly completed facility is approximately 34,000 square feet, including a 15,000-square-foot gymnasium and other areas for youth activities. The facility will also accommodate gatherings for meetings, weddings, funerals, and cultural activities. The Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chief Leschi School offers a Native-focused academic environment for children in pre-kindergarten through high school. In 2011, approximately 770 students were enrolled in grades K-12 and 130 in preschool classes. The school was founded in 1976 with the mission to â&#x20AC;&#x153;educate students in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect,â&#x20AC;? to promote a lifelong love of learning, and to

inspire in them a commitment to being valuable, contributing citizens of both their tribal and civic communities. The Tribe recently invested more than $8 million for athletic fields accommodating football, soccer, track and field events, with synthetic grass on the infield and natural grass on the outfield. The Puyallup Tribe also ensures that higher education funding is available for its membership. In 2011, the Tribe assisted more than 285 Tribal members with tuition assistance, books, and tutoringâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;many of these members attended local colleges and universities. Educational incentives are also available for members with good grades and attendance. Everyone deserves a comfortable home to live in, and the Puyallup Tribe and the Puyallup Nation Housing Authority strive to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for qualified low-income tribal members and other Indians. During 2011, the Housing Authority spent more than $7 million on providing housing assistance to 150 households, which included nearly $4 million in construction costs for the Northeast Gym/Commons building, which is part of the recently completed Phase 1 Longhouse project in Northeast Tacoma. This Longhouse project provided 10 new townhomes built in an energy efficient manner (LEED Platinum status) and culturally relevant to the community. This visionary project has received national and international recognition. Phase II will be complete in May, to house another 10 families. The Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grandview Early Learning Center provides quality and culturally appropriate early childhood care for Native children in the community and during 2011 served more than 100 families and 200 children. The Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Authority opened in 1974 and today offers a wide variety of services annually to a patient population of more than 9,000 from more than 200 tribes. Services provided include medical, dental, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, mental health and counseling, tobacco cessation programs, problem gambling programs, and alcohol and drug treatment programs, In a time of reduced federal, state, and local government spending, the Puyallup Tribe has created a self-sustaining model for its government, its people and the future of the larger community throughout the reservation and beyond.



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TCC presents its annual LAUGHS, MUSICALS DOT â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Student Art Exhibitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BROADWAY SEASON


roadway Center has announced the lineup for its 30th anniversary season, which kicks off on July 12 at the Pantages Theater with comedian Paula Poundstone and extends through spring 2014. Member tickets and multishow packages are on sale now, and single tickets will go on sale on July 8. The 2013-14 lineup is:





7:30 p.m. July 12, Pantages Theater, $28 to $69

7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Pantages Theater, $19 to $59

7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Pantages Theater, $26 to $59

7:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 3 p.m. Sept. 1, Pantages Theater, $59 to $109



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BRONZE AGE. David Osbonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buddha Botâ&#x20AC;? is an example of some of the high caliber bronze casting exhibited in TCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Student Art Exhibition. By Dave R. Davison

At least once a year, each of the local colleges with an art department worth its salt offers the viewing public the opportunity to come and partake of the visual feast of objects and images produced by the students enrolled in said department. Such an annual exhibit is the equivalent of a music recital for visual artists. So it is that the Gallery at Tacoma Community College is currently running its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Student Art Exhibition.â&#x20AC;? TCC art students seem to consistently produce striking work in the areas of printmaking, bronze casting and the ceramic arts. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show is no exception. There is also much to tickle oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visual funny bone in the output of up and coming draftsmen, painters, photographers and graphic designers. Large swaths of the gallery wall space are given to displays of drawings in color pencil, graphite and pen and ink that art students have produced in the classroom context. There is a spread of photographs by Jessica Taylor of various human specimens showing off the ink art tattooed onto their flesh. Burgeoning practitioners of the craft of graphic design are represented by the likes of Xavier Lebron and Kara Woodtick who designed the promotional materials for the exhibition itself. Judging from the prints in the show, TCC is in possession of a remarkable printmaking department. Visitors to the gallery are greeted by a pair of large canvases that are done in proof prints by a variety of students. Portraits of persons, critters and monsters done in a variety of styles are there to meet all comers. Tabitha Steinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relief print â&#x20AC;&#x153;Witchâ&#x20AC;? is as crisp and concise as a charming old book illustration with its little scene of a witchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secret room with potion bottles, bundles of herbs, books and a candle emanating rings of light. Malia Smith, meanwhile, with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jelly Fish,â&#x20AC;? a relief intaglio, shows a fanciful scene of a deep-sea diver and an

undulant octopus. The titular jellyfish is a little fellow in the background. Bronze castings by Greg Yuckert, Trisure Perez, Jeanette Otis and David Osbon are all remarkable. The gravitas of the medium automatically renders all of its offspring into objects possessed of weight and value. Osbonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buddha Botâ&#x20AC;? resembles a compact little African god. Chris Nokes looks to be a rising star in the realm of sculpture with his variety of inventive, charming constructions. J. Gordon Rudolph blends sculptural elements with a painterly sensibility in works like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Musical Landscape with Treesâ&#x20AC;?: a tableaux in which metal, spoon-like trees are set against a wooden background done in bands of color. There is good measure of ceramic work in the exhibit, showing off the talents of the folks that keep the ceramics studio forever a beehive of activity. The sublime, one-of-a-kind quality of the wood fired kiln is evident in the works of potters like Rebecca Smart and Barbara Gabriel Driggers. Rowena Fordeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s porcelain Acorns are playful enlargements of an iconic natural form. Kazumi Divens-Cogez makes big bowls by pressing slabs of clay over a dome-shaped form. In contrast, Susan Hudacekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Incised Porcelain Bowlsâ&#x20AC;? exhibit a very delicate workmanship. Susan Thompson, with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Altered Box,â&#x20AC;? shows off a careful attention to detail in the great skill with which she works in the medium. Meg Estep Woolf â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Asian Pagodaâ&#x20AC;? is a charming construction built of thin, slabs of stoneware. Your humble author is represented by a pair of ceramic works including, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solitary Horseman,â&#x20AC;? a jumble of raku-fired scraps of clay fused together in a haphazard heap. There are many surprises in this exhibition of work by a wide array of artists. Space allows us to visit only a few of the highlights here. TCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Student Art Exhibitionâ&#x20AC;? runs through June 13. For further information visit or call 253.460.4306.

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HIGH NOTE. Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s staging of “9 to 5” takes a comical look at the corporate world of the 1970s. By Steve Dunkelberger

Before AMC’s “Mad Men” took on the world of corporate advertising during the 1960s, there was Dolly Parton’s musical “9 to 5.” Based on the 1980 20th Century Fox movie of the same name that included a score by overly buxom country music icon Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, the stage version has all the characters Generation Xers will remember from the silver screen. The age of Rolodex flip cards, carbon copy paper, rotary phones and butt smacks from bosses as they pass in 1970s hallways is the fodder for good fun in a musical comedy that is as over the top as it is technologically out of date. The tale centers on a nondescript corporate office as three female co-workers take on the “old boys” network in their own way, partially by mistake. Franklin Hart, their boss (played by John B. Copper), finds himself hog tied and dangling from the ceiling in his house after he is accidentally poisoned and then intentionally kidnapped. Yada, yada, yada. In his “absence,” the ladies make changes at the office that improve worker morale and productivity along the way, largely accompanied by an outburst of songs and dances. Anchoring the show are the female leads (Sheri Tipton, Cherity Harchis and Brynne Geiszler) as they conspire to bring change to their co-workers and stay out of jail for attempted murder and kidnapping at the same time.

As TMP audiences have grown to expect, the show was well stocked with power-piped singers and tight choreography. That is a given. What was frustrating at times, also something that happens more often than randomness would suggest, was the parade of lowerthan-adequate microphone levels as singers battled the orchestra’s volume. There were also far too many occurrences of actors taking their positions up stage only to wait a musical measure or two for orchestra conductor Jeffrey Stvrtecky to reach the vocal intro. Those moments just kill the momentum of the show and often get fixed after a few performances. But they, unfortunately, have become the status quo on opening nights, which have become more of a final dress rehearsal with paying audience members than the formal start of a show’s run, since costume and set tweaks often find themselves in the show between opening night and the Sunday matinee two days later. “9 to 5” runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through June 9. There will also be Saturday matinee performances at 2 p.m. on June 1 and 8. Performances take place at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Ave. in Tacoma. Tickets are $29 for adults; $27 for seniors, students and military; and the $20 student rush price available for all opening weekend performances. Due to mature content, TMP’s “9 to 5” is not recommended for children age 13 and under. For tickets or more information, visit www. or call (253) 565-6867.


Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie may be the namesakes and longest tenured members of Fleetwood Mac. But it was all about the other half of the legendary rock outfit Monday night as it returned to the Tacoma Dome for its first local performance in four years. That would, of course, be smoky voiced diva, Stevie Nicks, and her former beau, singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, a guy who largely overshadowed his band mates during a hit-filled 2 1/2 hours. The California couple joined Fleetwood Mac’s oft-shuffled lineup in late 1974, propelling the group to a string of multi-million selling albums – “Fleetwood Mac,” “Rumours” and “Tusk” – that provided the bulk of Monday night’s set list. Not that all was well between the two as Fleetwood Mac staked its claim as the biggest band on the planet. Nicks and Buckingham famously split during the sessions for 1977’s “Rumours,” their rocky relationship providing creative fodder and an underlying tension for “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way” and other classic cuts about love gone awry. (John and former band mate Christine McVie’s marriage crumbled around the same time, only adding to the backstage soap opera.) Nicks’ and Buckingham’s ability to co-exist has been somewhat spotty over the years; Buckingham even left the group for a spell after a particularly nasty falling out in 1987. But the former power couple seems to be on cozier terms these days, their rapport breezy as they traded lead vocal duties Monday night, their affection seemingly genuine as they alluded to past romance and the ability to remain friends.


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“Without You” is one of four “new” cuts recently released on the band’s new EP, “Extended Play.” Nicks actually wrote it for Buckingham in the early ‘70s, and as she introduced the folky love song she spoke fondly of a time when they were young, starry-eyed and in love. Buckingham later spoke of the healing and perspective that comes with time as he set up the evening’s final number, “Say Good Bye,” a track he wrote for 2003’s “Say You Will” album. “The song remains about faith, resolve for the future and acceptance,” he said before the duo brought the evening to a fitting close, sans support cast. The band’s iconic rhythm section often seemed lost in the shuffle as Nicks and Buckingham publicly worked things out. If not for their Dickensian getups – Fleetwood’s cap and cropped pants came straight from the cover of “Rumours” – they might have melted entirely into the four-piece backing band. McVie drew applause, though, as he delivered the iconic bass breakdown to “The Chain,” the night’s second selection. And Fleetwood was occasionally the center of attention, his rumbling intros galvanizing cuts like “Tusk,” his howling drum solo pumping the crowd

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NORTHWEST RETURN. Singer and guitar player Dan Reed will perform at Jazzbones on May 31. By John Larson

Dan Reed was born in Portland and moved as a young boy to South Dakota, where he grew up on a cattle ranch. He met a Japanese exchange student who taught him to play guitar, which made him want to pursue a life as a musician. After graduating from high school, he moved back to his hometown. Dan Reed Network was formed in Portland in 1984. Within a few years, it had become a top draw on the regional club circuit. In 1987, the band signed a record deal with Polygram. They recorded their self-titled debut album. It contained the song “Ritual,” which became a Top 40 hit in the spring of 1988. The follow-up, “Slam,” was released in 1989. They returned in 1991 with “The Heat.” The band toured the world, opening for artists such as Run D.M.C., David Bowie, Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones. AT ANY PRICE (105 MIN, R)

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Four years living in India and Israel informed Reed’s first solo album “Coming Up For Air.” It was released in 2010. While touring around Europe, Reed managed to take six weeks to write material in a rented cabin on an island off the west coast of Sweden. The result was his new album “Signal Fire,” released in February. It was recorded at Zero One Studies in Prague, Czech Republic, where Reed has lived for two years. Reed said the reaction to the new album has been positive. He feels it has less of the funk/rock style that defined Dan Reed Network. And it is heavier than his previous solo album. “I incorporated more of a band feel,” he observed. It was produced by Reed and Rob Daiker. Reed has enjoyed his time living in Prague. His band opened for the Rolling Stones there in the early 1990s, not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union. “The people were so happy,” he recalled. He returned to do a show there a few years ago. He was impressed by

the architecture, noting Prague was not bombed during World War II like so many other European cities were. There are many Australians, English and Americans living there. Prague is full of painters, novelists and musicians. And many clubs to catch music. Even on a Monday night people go out to watch bands. “That was a final selling point to me,” he said of his decision to move there. Reed is on tour and is looking forward to his first show ever in Tacoma, scheduled for May 31 at Jazzbones. Joining him on stage will be Daiker on electric guitar and Brooke Lizotte on keyboards. Reed will play acoustic guitar and piano on some songs. Nick Moss and the Lush Tones open the show, which begins at 7 p.m. Cover charge is $10. Fans of Dan Reed Network will want to catch their reunion show, slated for Nov. 9 at Roseland Theater in Portland. He is also working on a new solo acoustic album, to be called “99 Lashes.” For more information, visit

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C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues) 9 p.m., NC EAGLES LOUNGE: Darrell Data (Vocals/guitar) 6 p.m. EMERALD QUEEN: Harmonious Funk (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Junkyard Jane (Blues) 8 p.m., $10 MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC SWISS: M80s (80s covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Gary Cook (Jazz guitarist) 5:30 p.m., NC, AA VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

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

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SATURDAY, MAY 25 DOYLE’S: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 9:30 p.m.

C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely, 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: Harmonious Funk (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Jayme Claire (Blues) 8 p.m., $7 NEW FRONTIER: I Like Science, Pat Doherty, 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Mike Vax, Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Jazz Orchestra (Jazz) 8 p.m., $5 SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Contender, Kraniul Saw, Race To Extinction, 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

SUNDAY, MAY 26 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 SAM’S: Subvinyl Jukebox (Rock jam) UNCLE THURM’S: Blenis/Ely Band (Blues jam) 7:30 p.m., AA


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. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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The seventh annual Arlington Northwest Memorial Display will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. The collection of symbolic grave markers will be hosted by Veterans for Peace Chapter 134 of Tacoma, website: http:// The project is assisted by the group called 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 setup at dawn on May 25 at 7 a.m., and breakdown at dusk on the evening of May 28. Chapter Vice President Dave Dittemore will perform “Taps” 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 servicemen. Admission is free to the public from dawn to dusk. This is a nonpolitical display intended to inspire consideration on who pays and who profits from wars. Info: www. cummings-park. HAPPENINGS –


Are you an avid reader of young adult fiction? No matter what your age, come to a new Young Adult Book Club. The group will be reading a variety of genres within the genre. May’s discussion is on “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead. Note: Anyone under 14 years of age should be accompanied by an 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. ETC –


Join this corrupt book club reading books that have been banned or challenged. June’s selection is “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books. The group meets at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: www.kingsbookstore. com. ETC –


Join this futuristic book club reading feminist speculative fiction! June’s selection is “Alif The Unseen” by Willow G. Wilson. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books. The group meets at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: ETC –



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Join this book club adapted to mutants, aliens, technogeeks and puny humans who like to read superhero comics. June’s book is “Uncanny X-Force: Apocalypse Solution” by Rick Remender. Books are available at King’s Books. The club meets at 8 p.m., at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: ETC –

VEGAN BOOK CLUB – Join the Vegan Book Club, coordinated by The South Sound Vegan Meetup Group. The book club is open to anyone interested in a vegan diet, vegans and vegan-curious alike. The book for June is “Extra Virginity” by Tom Muller. Books are available at King’s Books. The group meets at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: ETC


Join the new Food Justice Book Club organized by the Pierce County Gleaning Project, focusing on fiction, nonfiction and memoir around the topics of food justice, gleaning and food security. June’s book is “Rebuilding the Foodshed” by Philip Ackerman-Leist. Books are available at King’s Books. The book club meets at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: ETC –


“Working 9 to 5…what a way to make a living!” Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers (TMP’s Sheri Tipton, Cherity Harchis and Brynne Geiszler) concoct a plan to get even with the THEATER –

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Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, allages 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

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: ETC –


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Meet Kirk and Spock, these guys are two peas in a pod and joined at the hip! Kirk will follow Spock where no dog has gone beforeâ&#x20AC;Śthey are both patiently waiting for a Forever Family to come take them home!



Meet Socks and Simba, these two are very affectionate little kitties with lots of love left to give. They are a bonded pair and would love to find a Forever Family that would take them together! Both these kitties qualify for our May special for the low price of $86 a piece! We are having a May cat adoption special where all spayed/neutered cats are only $86!

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&ODVVLĂ&#x20AC;HGV Stephanie Lynch

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


Call me todayâ&#x20AC;Ś I am happy to help you with your Real Estate needs.

4424 6th Ave Suite 1, Tacoma, WA 98406

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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Low interest rates + affordable prices = great investment opportunities.

Let me help! Call today.


Now is the time to invest in Real Estate for your future!

Foreclosure & Investment Specialist

We are now experiencing a sellers market which brings more money when selling your home. Call me today if you are thinking about selling for your free market analysis and learn how I will sell your home for the most dollar to you!


CALL 253.922.5317

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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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Lexington Square, 2301 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98405

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Margo Hass Klein Coldwell Banker Bain

43:  3504 N. Monroe 5VY[O,UK*SPURLY )YPJR-P_LY

(253) 279-9949

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1505 S Mason Ave, Tacoma WA 98405

$224,000 MLS # 479914



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

For Rent

For Lease

3 Beds, 1.75 Baths, 2,040 sf Bring your vision and you are set! Lovely roomy 3 bedroom home with formal dining and rec room. Plus, an extra bonus room. Large back yard with plenty of shade; deck off kitchen with hot tub. Imagine your barbecues. Locate on nice quiet street. Good access to bus lines and freeways. Shopping and entertainment just blocks away. Home has a heat pump system for HIÂżFLHQWFRVWHIIHFWLYHKHDWLQJDQGFRROLQJ

Ralph Garlington


3614 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma WA 98418 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

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

Tacoma (253) 752-9742


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

University Place Stratford Heights Apt 1, 2 or 3 bd w/ Garage On Site 253-565-0343 253-752-9742

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

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

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

Gig Harbor (253) 514-6539


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

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

DuPont (253) 207-5871

Seattle South Lake Union (206) 319-5981

$179,500 MLS # 472004

5 Beds, 2 Baths Two for the price of one! A spacious charming CraftsPDQZLWKEHGURRPVRUEGUPVDQGDGHQRIÂżFHZLWK 1,676 sq ft. And, a charming Mother-in-law unit with approx. 800 sq ft; one bedroom,living room, kitchen and utility room. The combined living space is over 2400 VTIW/RFDWHGLQWKH+LVWRULF/LQFROQGLVWULFWÂżOOHGZLWK lovely Craftsman homes. And, is a block away from Historic Lincoln High School. It is close to Downtown, Tacoma Mall, and freeway access.

Ralph Garlington


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