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County, cities block pot industry until rules are ready



Tacoma cannabis activist Cat Jeter say that legal medical marijuana growers are finding themselves hampered by the legal unknowns created by the “recreational use” initiative. By Steve Dunkelberger


OUTREACH. PCMARVETS’ Mobile Field Office brings a connection to veterans services to towns, community centers, even festivals and parades throughout Pierce County.

PAY IT FORWARD Our veterans served us well – now we can help PCMARVETS serve them

By Kathleen Merryman


e all talk a b o u t honoring and supporting our veterans. Now PCMARVETS is giving us the opportunity to give tangible help that changes lives. For a year and a half they have been driving their mobile field office throughout Pierce County, connecting veterans to the benefits they earned, but don’t know they have. So far, the PCMARVETS team has brought $4 million in benefits home to Pierce County veterans. Now they need our help. In December 2011, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians awarded them a $125,000 grant. With it, they bought their field office – a 1997 Ford Fleetwood motor home. It costs $100 to fill the tank, and they drive from 300 to 500 miles a week to reach veterans in Morton, Eatonville, Enumclaw, Key Center, Gig Harbor, Bonney Lake, Buckley, South Hill, Yelm and Chehalis. They invested in a computer and other start-up equipment. They hired Erica Westling, an accredited services officer, to interview veterans and file their claims.

“She is the smartest, most diligent and aggressive woman we can find,” said George Hight, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant and PCMARVET’s vice chairman. He volunteers with chairman and CEO Kelley Byers, who retired from the Marine Corps as a lieutenant colonel. The two vets embedded their branch of the service into their non-profit’s name, shorthand for Pierce County Marine Veterans. If you’ve heard the name before, it might have been at a Toys For Tots, ROTC or Charlie’s Dinosaur event. The crew volunteers for all those organizations. But its focus is on serving veterans who live a ways from veterans’ service centers. It’s shocking, they say, how many veterans, especially those who served in Korea and Vietnam, don’t know they are eligible for benefits. “We started outreach beyond the normal stops,” Hight said. They’ll set up at shopping centers, grocery stores, senior centers, set out a table with coffee and water, and raise the flag. With the pictures of planes, service members, and service emblems on the mobile field office, they hope the scene will draw folks over for a chat. “We’ve been suspected of being a fireworks stand, a spay and neuter clinic and X See VETERANS / page A4


Pierce County Council has unanimously voted to delay the start of the marijuana market until state licensing rules are set and the county adopts permanent zoning regulations. Tacoma has been on the vanguard of the issue since its formation of the City of Tacoma Medical Cannabis Task Force, which was meant to draft rules concerning zoning and sales of marijuana and cannabis products. Fife City Council followed suit with a moratorium this week. The moratorium on medical marijuana collective gardens in Fife was set to expire later this month, except that the City Council passed an ordinance July 9 that extends the moratorium to January. At issue is how the state will regulate the growing and sale of marijuana for recreational use following last fall’s approval of Initiative 502, which creates a framework for the licensing, production and sale of recreational marijuana. The state Liquor Control Board is expected to release rules governing the process later this year. The moratoria were declared to allow time for local governments to consider whether additional regulations will be needed. “Like other local communities around the state, we need X See I-502 / page A10

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Developments move forward on Foss, Fredrickson By Steve Dunkelberger

Tacoma City Council faced a sprinkling of development briefings Tuesday that suggests, if not outright shows, the local economy is on the mend after years of being – pardon the pun – bottled up. One development involves waterfront housing while another means Tacoma water will soon be bottled and sound

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Tacoma Fire Department crews were kept busy during the July 4 weekend. Even though fireworks are illegal within the city limits, there were too many brush fires to tally according to reports. Firefighters responded to a prohibited bonfire along the 200 block of North “G” Street. Firefighters responded to reported garage fire along the 3900 block of North 13th Street. The first arriving company found a fully involved detached garage fire. Crews worked quickly to contain the fire and protect nearby struc-

tures. A fire investigator determined the cause of the fire was an electrical malfunction resulting in $12,000 in damage to the garage and a nearby vehicle. There were no injuries to report. Firefighters responded to a reported fire in Point Defiance Park. Upon investigation they found and extinguished an unattended campfire deep in a wooded area. Firefighters responded to a reported house fire along the 2000 block of East 36th Street. A neighbor saw smoke and used a garden hose to extin-


The new Walmart store in Tacoma, scheduled to open this summer, moves closer to completion as associates now begin stocking shelves in preparation for its grand opening. The approximately 148,000-square-foot store, located at 1965 S. Union Ave., will include a full line of groceries and a wide assortment of merchandise. “With major construction complete, we are headed into the home stretch for our grand opening,” said store manager Adam Fann. “We are proud of our new store and look forward to welcoming members of the community to come visit us.”

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The United States Golf Association (USGA) has opened corporate hospitality sales for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place. The U.S. Open will be conducted June 15-21, 2015, which includes three practice-round days and four championship-round days. The USGA is planning on total attendance of 235,000 spectators, volunteers, media, vendors and staff. General-admission ticket sales begin in June 2014. The U.S. Open has sold out for 27 consecutive years. “The USGA is excited to bring the best players in the world to Washington State to compete for our national championship in 2015,” said Danny Sink, USGA championship director. “Our hospitality options offer companies and golf fans a unique place to watch the action and enjoy this world-class event. We look forward to continuing our work with Pierce County and University Place to make this championship a success for fans and the community.” Pat McCarthy, the championship’s general chairman and executive of Pierce County, which owns Chambers Bay, said the USGA offers hospitality options for companies of every size.

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guish a small siding fire prior to firefighters’ arrival. Crews removed a portion of the siding, applied water to the area, and used a Thermal Imaging Camera to confirm the fire was out. Firefighters responded to a large bonfire on the beach along the 8400 block of Sixth Avenue. Citizens were burning driftwood, and they extinguished the fire upon request. Firefighters responded to a reported fire on a 33-foot sailboat at 5618 Marine View Dr. Fireboat Destiny’s crew arrived to find no fire on the vessel. The sailboat was towed back to

“Business owners and managers can provide the experience of a lifetime for clients, customers, vendors and employees,” she said. “I encourage business owners to contact the USGA’s sales team and explore the opportunities to develop deep and lasting business relationships.” Locations within the hospitality venues are determined by the site-selection number assigned by the USGA as deposits are received. “Since this is the first time the U.S. Open will be held in the Pacific Northwest, we expect demand to be high for hospitality sales. The initial response has been tremendous,” said Mimi Griffin, director of marketing for the U.S. Open Championships and president and CEO of MSG Promotions, the USGA’s exclusive corporate hospitality marketing and management company. “We are ready to help business leaders evaluate their needs and secure their best choice.” Options range from a table for one day in a shared hospitality venue to private facilities overlooking the first, seventh, 10th and 18th holes. More information is available at www. Chambers Bay is a public, Scottish-links style course on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound. Its 18 holes wind through tall, windswept dunes and feature native fescue grasses. It hosted the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2010.


Japan-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) first called at the Port 25 years ago this month, making it Port of Tacoma’s longestcalling international shipping line. The ocean carrier first berthed its ships at a 37-acre terminal on the Sitcum Waterway. It moved in 2005 to its present location, the 93-acre Husky Terminal on the Blair Waterway. While “K” Line originally sent two outbound trains of 40-plus rail cars each week to the Midwest and East Coast, it now departs six trains of 100 cars each week, plus an additional 300 or more to and from Portland.


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an open dock and there were no injuries to report. Firefighters responded to a reported house fire along the 3200 block of 44th Street Northeast. The first arriving engine company found smoke and flames showing from the exterior and gable roof area of the two-story residential structure. Crews attacked the fire that had started at the base of the structure and burned up the vinyl siding to the roof. A fire investigator determined that the cause of the fire was a large aerial rocket firework. There were no injuries to report.

View Drive in Tacoma. Volunteer from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to pick up plastic bags, Styrofoam, abandoned fishing nets and other debris on the shoreline and in the water between Tyee Marina and the Hylebos Bridge. Volunteers are welcome to walk, kayak or paddleboard. Last year, 15 cubic yards of material was removed. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Register by contacting Jeanine Riss at jriss@ or (253) 383-2429.


Tacoma Community College (TCC) has earned recognition as one of the nation’s top 100 certificate producers for 2013. The June 24, 2013 issue of Community College Week reports that TCC ranks 82nd in the country for certificate attainment by African Americans. The college awards Associate Degrees and Program Certificates. A student may earn certificates along with degrees, and many career training programs are structured so that students earn certificates that will help them obtain employment in a chosen field as they work toward degree attainment. TCC awarded 800 Program Certificates and 1200 Associate Degrees at the 2013 Commencement. TCC was named a “Leader College” by the national Achieving the Dream program, in recognition of the college’s use of evidence-based strategies to improve student success and close the achievement gap. Initiatives to boost completion include the Men of Distinction program, an intensive summer academy that supports men of color as they work together to promote personal and academic success. TCC’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program allows students not at college level to begin work on a professionaltechnical degree. Students begin job-relevant training in Medical Office or Accounting Office certificate programs while improving reading, writing and comprehension skills. The I-BEST model has gained national attention as a successful, cost-effective way to help pre-college students obtain employable skills while moving them toward degree completion. MORE CITY BRIEFS AT TACOMAWEEKLY.COM



Tacoma Police Department investigators and federal agents are looking for a man suspected of two bank robberies in Tacoma earlier this month. He was captured on a surveillance camera. The robber apparently robbed banks along the 3500 block of South 19th Street and on South 38th Street. He was allegedly holding a handgun and threatened the teller during the incidents. The suspect was described as a black male, in his 20s with a thin build and short black hair. He was apparently wearing a black jacket, with a team “USA” Olympic logo on it. He also wore a New Orleans Saints baseball cap. Tips to his arrest are being accepted through Crime Stopper with a $1,000 reward being offered if the man is arrested and charged. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (253) 591-5959.


In last week’s edition, Kathleen Merryman’s cover story “Hillside Terrace ready for redevelopment” was continued on the back page with text from another story inadvertently pasted into it. (Ironically, her story ends in the center of the middle column with the sentence, “That is Tacoma done right.”) Tacoma Weekly apologizes for this error.

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442 By Steve Dunkelberger

The 1970 Oldsmobile marked the first year General Motors allowed its engineers to design midsize models with engines that packed more than 400 cubic inches of displacement. Although Oldsmobile had gotten around that rule in 1968 and 1969 through the Hurst/ Olds, this now enabled Oldsmobile to offer its 455 cid, V8 in all 442s. The Oldsmobile 442 was designed, marketed and sold as a muscle car that drew its name from the car’s configuration: a four-barrel carburetor, a four-speed manual transmission, and posi-traction, which means power goes to both wheels in slippery conditions. The 442, which dated back to the 1960s, was born out of the competition between Pontiac and Oldsmobile, which drafted the car in response to the hot-selling Pontiac Tempest GTO. It was created by performance enthusiast and Oldsmobile engineer John Beltz, aided by Dale Smith and Olds Chief Engineer Bob Dorshimer. The 442 first came as an optional kit but became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971, then reverted back to an option through the mid-1970s.

500 race that year. Motor Trend praised the 442, stating that “it’s probably the most identifiable super car in the GM house.” Options for the 1970 442 included GM’s variable-ratio power steering and a console-mounted shifter for use with the turbo hydra-matic transmission. A 1970 Oldsmobile 442 was featured in the chase scene of the movie Demolition Man, starring Sylvester Stallone. The 1993 Achieva SCX was the final production Oldsmobile vehicle that was affiliated with the “442” moniker.

Two quirks, three winners By Kathleen Merryman

Here, Gentle Readers, are the answers to the Tacoma Quirk challenges that should have, but did not, send you to Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room and keep you up all night scanning Google maps. On June 28 we showed you a picture of Tacoma’s “Motorcycle on a Stick” and asked you six questions about it. Community volunteer heroine Karen Simpson lobbed a snark at us. “This is their idea of a hard question?” she said. “It’s Fallen Riders Park at the triangle of Thompson, 47th and Yakima.” Sure, that’s the best answer to the locator question. But we snagged her with the next: “Wrench. What does that have to do



Oldsmobile revived the name in the 1980s on the rear-wheel drive Cutlass Supreme and early 1990s as an option package for the new front-wheel drive Cutlass. The 1970 model marked the high point of Oldsmobile performance, since the engine packed 365 horsepower under the hood. Magazine advertisements from the time used an “mad scientist” that said “Dr. Olds introduces as large a V-8 as ever bolted into a special-performance production automobile!” The 442 was awarded the honor of being the pace car at the Indianapolis


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with anything?” Karen thought “wrench was for motorcycle repairs.” Annette Zweig knew better. “Wrench name of person started motorcycle memorial,” she typed. Yup. The guy is Troy Glyn. “What’s the nearest park? The nearest bar?” we asked. The nearest park is Gas Station Park. The nearest bar is the 48th Street Pub. “Bikers hang out there,” Annette said of the pub. Those are the same bikers who joined with the community to build Gas Station Park. It was so satisfying; they turned their labors to the bedraggled triangle. They’ve donated labor and materials and gotten grants to plant and landscape it. One of those

donations was a post for a basketball hoop that did not work in the kids’ park. The fabricator let them keep it, and they mounted the mini chopper on it. Their granite monument bears the names of their late friends. At its base is a dark band representing the roadway. At its top are the letters F.R.O.M., for “Fallen Riders Outdoor Memorial.” We thank Annette and Karen for playing, and award them each a gift bag of sidewalk chalk, a map to Frost Park and four Rainiers tickets. Craig Hamburg sent in the first and tersest answer to our “Where the Sidewalk Ends” July 5 Quirk. Off plumb on the edge of the grid on Tacoma’s East Side, we showed you two streets that probably ought to meet. Instead, they both dead-end yards

from each other. One street’s adjacent sidewalk does, however, head into the other asphalt roadway. We asked where it was, and which two entities owned those streets. “Location is East R Street. The two agencies that own the roads are Tacoma School District and Tacoma Housing Authority,” Craig typed. Those 20 words won him chalk, and four Summit Club tickets to the Tacoma Rainiers-Iowa Cubs game. Watch for another oddity, and another chance to win, next week.

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

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The life just creeps onto the sidewalk and over the asphalt at 311 Puyallup Ave. Heuchera, nandina, sage and an artichoke jostle up against the outside walls of Sue Goetzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Urban Garden Company, a bright emporium of garden books, tools, decorations and, yes, plants. They are proof, she says, that, with a base of good soil under the pavement or in a container, plants can transform urban Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw-away places into attractive spaces. Just add water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think about what I wipe off my windows,â&#x20AC;? Goetz said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;But those plants are happy. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a learning curve for me. Those plants are happy and thriving on the surface theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in.â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killed enough plants in her life as a gardener to know what will enjoy nights of warmth stored in asphalt and concrete, and what will survive hot times during summer in the city. Rosemary has what it takes. So does lavender. So could corn and tomatoes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re tough stuff,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t more of this stuff going on. Find what works, and give it what it needs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; water, soil and sun.â&#x20AC;? With that, she headed for Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Link Light Rail to case the route for garden spots. The first sloped down from the Tacoma Dome stop to a vacant industrial building and parking lot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somebody loved this place once,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somebody tried


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at this place once.â&#x20AC;? Somebody planted rock roses, sweet peas and a dogwood. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a patch of nandina â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heavenly bamboo. Goetz sees it revived as a meadow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can you see swaths of lavender, rosemary and rock roses and grasses?â&#x20AC;? she asked. Yes, you can, at the next stop, by the Elephant Car Wash. â&#x20AC;&#x153;See, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice meadow of blue grass,â&#x20AC;? she said. It will look lovely through the seasons with its flowers and seed heads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes I see planters that are well done, and I think they should get a ribbon,â&#x20AC;? she mused. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a swell idea. Imagine Pothole Pig bestowing Streetscape awardsâ&#x20AC;Ś Moving on to the Convention



Center stop, she mourned for the warty barberries pruned to a shape they would never choose in nature. She lamented the downtrodden grasses swamped by roadwork of some kind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When they design those spaces, they should design a maintenance plan for them,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a maintenance issue, not just a growing issue.â&#x20AC;? She had free advice for the planners working on the Prairie Line trail: Go with the curve. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scatter individual plants that no one will notice. Instead, mass like-minded plants to beckon walkers to venture down the path. Plants do that, she said. They invite people to come see them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the businesses behind them. As weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen with Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community gardens, they involve residents in their neighborhoods. They get them digging and watering and sharing conversations and food. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what got Goetz excited as the Link glided toward the end of the line. All along Commerce Street are the makings of a community garden for the people who live downtown in condos and apartments. The street is, in technical landscaping terms, littered with planters. Round and low and rimmed with blue, they were attractive when the city had

the money to plant them. That moneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not there any more, and neither is the irrigation system broken during light rail construction. Now theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ashtrays. Lots of ashtrays. Some of them still have hardy evergreens living in them. Some 40 are just containers of weedy dirt along the street, with a cluster near the Winthrop. Goetz sees a community garden in them. She sees gathering them by the transit station and the Winthrop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she would be happy to work with the city to design the layout. She envisions some of the people who live and work nearby taking responsibility for the planning, watering and tending. Sure, she also sees people picking stuff they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help grow, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden life. If those low planters canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be moved, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a stash of other types lying fallow after they were removed from Pacific Avenue. Imagine a real community garden in the concrete heart of Tacoma. Goetz does. Imagine reviving the abandoned planters along the unlovely street. The materials are there, waiting for people to, as Goetz says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;commit random acts of gardening.â&#x20AC;?


Blossom end rot happens to tomato and squash. It is caused by a lack of calcium, but this year there is a spray that you can spray on leaves and fruit and it will fix it, and save all your fruit! For future years it is very beneficial to add garden lime to your vegetable beds once per year in the spring to prevent calcium loss. It, however, is granular and does not work fast enough for this year. TAGRO is miraculous stuff, but unfortunately calcium is soluble in water and TAGRO originates as a lot of water, which leaches that vital nutrient out. The salmon have strong bones though.

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selling fish,â&#x20AC;? Hight said. Sometimes that helps. Hight recalled one man who stopped by just to see what was up. He mentioned that he served in Vietnam, and when they asked, he said he had received a Purple Heart and was exposed to Agent Orange and had some of the symptoms of that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything for me, because I was drafted,â&#x20AC;? the vet told them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was told by my sergeant that since I was drafted, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a veteran.â&#x20AC;? Other vets have told Westling that they were told they were ineligible for benefits because they did not serve full stints in combat zones. Some said they asked after benefits but were told their records were destroyed in a fire, so it was no use. Westling accepts none of that. She is a tiger for her vets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of elderly vets who are entitled to a lot of money,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had vets crying with joy. We help a lot of widows and low-income people.â&#x20AC;? If she hears there is a bedbound veteran at home or in a care facility, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be at that bedside, filing that claim. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be at any hearings, standing up for her client. All of this is free of charge to the veteran. All of this is, as the PCMARVETS motto says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meaningful and Measurable Good in Pierce County.â&#x20AC;? This past year of service has been a bargain for that initial $125,000 grant. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a bargain if you count the $1,250 they have gotten in random contributions. That money is next to gone, and they need to buy gas to keep going. This is where we come in. For the next few months, The Tacoma Weekly will run a donation drive for PCMARVETS. We will introduce you to some of the veterans they have served. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet donors who back their convictions with donations. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll update you on your progress.

Local Restaurants Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Milton attracts national talent at weekly comedy nights By Kate Burrows For many years, Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Milton has been a go-to venue for local comedians looking for an intimate atmosphere and a fun audience. And after owner Mary Tompkins expanded the stage and performance area, the little diner in Milton has DWWUDFWHGWRSQRWFKQDWLRQDODFWV´$WĂ&#x20AC;UVWZHKDGRXUFRPHG\ nights in a little room in the back, and maybe 30 people would come if we were lucky,â&#x20AC;? Tompkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what happened, but I fell in love with comedians. We built a stage and started holding comedy nights once a week and after a couple years we started selling out.â&#x20AC;? Tickets are $10, and reservations are available by calling Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are the cheapest comedy club around here, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what has kept us going when the economy was really bad,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People started coming to our comedy nights even more back then, because it was cheap, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to pay for parking, and it is fun, local entertainment.â&#x20AC;? Comedian Craig Gass (also well known for a memorable UROHLQ´6H[DQGWKH&LW\Âľ UHFHQWO\Ă&#x20AC;OPHGDĂ&#x20AC;YHGD\FRPHG\ special at Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the nationally known performer could KDYH Ă&#x20AC;OPHG WKH VSHFLDO DQ\ZKHUH LQ WKH FRXQWU\ ´+H VDLG WKDWPRVWRIKLVFRPHGLDQIULHQGVĂ&#x20AC;OPWKHLUVSHFLDOVLQDELJ WKHDWHU DIWHU WKH\ PDNH LW ELJ EXW &UDLJ ZDQWHG WR Ă&#x20AC;OP LQ D place like Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the type of place where all comedians start, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where comedy was born.â&#x20AC;? Other big-name performs who regularly frequent Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Milton include John Keister (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Almost Live!â&#x20AC;?), Rebecca Corry (who has also appeared on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The King of Queens,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, Dear,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;2 Broke Girlsâ&#x20AC;?) and Comedy Central comic Ty Barnett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am just so grateful to these comedians, because if it

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Preparing for a Bright New World By Daniel Ward In this era of standardization and utilitarianism, it is heartening to hear a government-appointed committee come to the conclusion that our educational system should be placing more emphasis on the arts and humanities, particularly language. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Heart of the Matterâ&#x20AC;? is a report on the state of the humanities and social sciences in the U.S. by the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, a panel formed by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at the request of Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Reps. Thomas E. Petri (R-WI), and David E. Price (D-NC). It makes the compelling argument that our current neglect of the humanities will not only diminish our quality of life but it may result in the dehumanization of future generations and jeopardize our very existence. Over the last few years, a weak economy and poor job prospects for graduates have led to increased emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education at the expense of the humanities. However, this report finds that â&#x20AC;&#x153;at the very moment when China and some European nations are seeking to replicate our model of broad education in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences as a stimulus to invention, the U.S. is instead narrowing our focus and abandoning our sense of what education has been and should continue to be â&#x20AC;&#x201D; our sense of what makes America great.â&#x20AC;?

Even the most qualified experts cannot predict what the economy will look like in a few monthsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; time, let alone what will happen in a few years. So our education system needs to produce people capable of critical thinking that can react and adapt to situations. Key to adaptability in our global age of communications are languages and international understanding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do we actually come to understand each other if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t share languages and the ability to speak across the boundaries of difference that language and nationality can sometimes present?â&#x20AC;? asks Earl Lewis, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which helped fund the report. The study recommends that state and local school districts should establish programs to increase language learning, including immersion programs for second languages. Programs might include blended learning technologies to facilitate language learning in schools that lack funding or infrastructure for additional classes. Colleges should build on and expand these competencies. The report also recognizes the importance of study abroad programs although federal funding for international training and education has been cut by 41 percent in the last four years. Every undergraduate should be encouraged to have a significant international experience. Not only do government agencies and the military require the kinds of expertise that students can acquire only through advanced study and immersion in other cultures, business also needs the perspective and insight that only such

in-depth knowledge can produce. Thankfully, the report states the obvious: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The creation of innovative programs for teaching languages and cultures as well as the expansion of study abroad programs will require new sources of funding, and could be attractive options for public-private partnerships.â&#x20AC;? Blended learning is the key to a well-rounded education, so we should not be pitting the arts against the sciences. We need to find a balance between them so graduates know not only how to do things, but why we should do them. Perhaps we should look to the example of France, where the study of philosophy has a core role in secondary education. In terminale â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the last year of high school â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it is a compulsory subject for all students. Those studying humanities do eight hours of philosophy a week, while pupils studying science and technology do just two hours. The curriculum aims at producing â&#x20AC;&#x153;enlightened citizensâ&#x20AC;? capable of intelligent criticism. Even though this report was commissioned by influential members of Congress, it is unclear what its real purpose is apart from provoking some thoughtful discussion. Maybe it could be the springboard from which we start basing educational policy on research. All too often the education of our children relies on the whims of politicians with little concept of human endeavor. Daniel Ward is editor of Language Magazine (www.languagemagazine. com) in Los Angeles.

Finding security in a world of insecurity By Stephanie Van Hook Americans are learning as a nation the truth about security. In the era of Julian Assanges and Edward Snowdens, we have gone through a checklist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; spying does not make us secure and even fails to warn us that entire regions are imminently in revolution; foreign wars do not make us more secure but instead more hated; a war on terror does not make us secure but rather breeds even more terrorists; operating drones does not make us more secure as it spreads hot conflict across numerous borders and angers entire societies; increasing our military spending does not make us more secure as it means we have dwindling budgets left for bridges, education, protection of our food/air/soil/water and so we become more insecure. Our retributive prison system does not make us more secure with no rehabilitation and instead gives us ranks of recidivists; our police forces do not make us more secure when entire communities are afraid to call them; electing new people to office who speak of the promise of security turns out not to make us more secure and indeed strips us of the securities guaranteed in the endangered Bill of Rights. Alas, it seems, even a Bill of Rights does not make us secure. Shopping does not make us secure; a new line of clothing or makeup will not make us secure; controlling womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bodies, disenfranchising people of color, creating new, violent games for our youth do not make us more secure. What will make us more secure? We will, and it is time for a radical shift in the way we think not only about security but about who we are. The genius of Gandhi, and the attractive force that he embodied during the Indian Freedom Struggle for people around the world was that he was a secure person. More than that, he was

secure in the midst of doing everything that the dominant paradigm would say would make him insecure, and he did so in a very simple way. When he realized that passivity was not an answer to solve the problem of foreign domination, he upheld nonviolent creative action. When he realized that untruth was the order of the day (even back then!), he upheld the principle of truth; instead of maintaining a vision of â&#x20AC;&#x153;the greatest good for the greatest number,â&#x20AC;? or a utilitarian approach to social uplift that required sacrificing some for the good of all, his motto was â&#x20AC;&#x153;the uplift of all,â&#x20AC;? sarvodaya. And he struggled to uphold these values in his personal life. This is the secret of security: like love, at its highest, it is not something that we receive; it is something that we do. And in doing security, in being secure and promoting the security of others, we find our own. It starts with the spirit, not the spy game. It takes a shift toward altruism, not a shift toward shutting down others and others and others and finally ourselves. Of course, in times of insecurity, the secure person threatens the status quo. It is not without risk that we are called to live our truth. Gandhi was one of many who lived the consequence of speaking truth to power: like Dr. King, he was assassinated; yes, but his goal was not to save his life, rather, to use his life for a higher purpose. He wanted to use his life to challenge the underlying story of who we have come to believe we are. He knew that to do so, taking risks was a part of the package. Security is risky, but the paradox arises from our belief that we can be secure at othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expense, separate from them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from our belief that our physical well-being (as opposed to our meaning) is the locus of our security. We do not necessarily have to be willing to risk our lives--what if we risked our egos, instead? What if we

risked our sense of separation from one another, our institutionalized alienation? What if we took bold action for a more peaceful world, just by shifting the way we see ourselves? Insecurity is contagious, and so is deep security. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s risky to believe in what we cannot see with our eyes, yet this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unnatural to us. We listen to fear all of the time and let it dictate our actions and the nature of our relationships to others. Julian Assange and Edward Snowden may be afraid for their lives right now, but they are not afraid that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve wasted their lives. Are they not the secure ones in that sense? We can enlarge what they have announced with their sacrifice (and not necessarily by going that far). The Buddha once said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;of all relationships, the best is trust.â&#x20AC;? The NSA revelations have shown that we have tried to build a world of distrust in a mistaken search for security. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s begin by dismantling that. How do we start? In earnestâ&#x20AC;Ś By holding ourselves to a higher standard of what we can achieve with our lives: challenging ourselves to become more forgiving and willing to negotiate; more fearless and unwilling to humiliate; more generous, with all of our resources; more constructively empowered to do right by ourselves and others; more willing to learn from our mistakes without allowing ourselves to feel degraded in the process, we will slowly, steadily build a more secure world, from the inside out. We are not working in isolation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the children in our homes and neighborhoods, the inheritors of this world and our states of mind, are watching us. Stephanie Van Hook is executive director of the Metta Center for Nonviolence in northern California and writes for PeaceVoice. Contact her at

Another legislative session has come and gone without funding for the final six-mile leg of State Route 167. Local transportation and business boosters are used to such disappointment. The plan has been on the books for three decades, after all. Most of the backers of the original idea are now dead without seeing what pretty much everyone has called a job creator that would pay dividends for generations. Connecting the waterfront activities at the Port of Tacoma to the distribution and manufacturing centers in the Puyallup Valley of south King and north Pierce counties made sense in the 1980s. It made more sense as shipping operations grew in the 1990s, and it became critical with the turn of the millennium. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shipping terminals handle some 1.7 million containers each year, tallying $46 billion in international trade and generating more than 43,000 jobs in Pierce County, and 113,000 jobs around the state. The port was only handling about 125,000 containers a year when the SR-167 link was first pondered. The fact that it is still on the drawing boards, when the waterway handles 10 times the volume than when the road was first conceived, is simply silly. A completed SR-167 would be a straight line between the second largest distribution hub on the West Coast with the international waterway in Commencement Bay. Boosting the ease of international trade by not bogging down trucks and cargo loads in traffic jams along Interstate 5 and regional side roads would save time and dollars as well as improve the environment. It would also create jobs, some $10 billion in new paychecks and local spending through waterfront expansions and volume boosts. The economic benefit just of the saved travel time borne from less congestion has been projected to be almost $1 billion during the 30 years after it is finally completed. If it is ever completed, that is. Lawmakers seem to love the concept of creating jobs when they seek election, but did little this round to actually do it. The final connection of SR-167, after all, was called â&#x20AC;&#x153;the single largest economic development project in the state.â&#x20AC;? At issue was its price tag of about $1 billion at a time when lawmakers want everything but no new taxes to pay for anything. The funding plan forwarded during the last legislative session called for a gas tax increase of 10.5 cents per gallon. Lawmakers have approved higher tax plans to get less, but the no-new-taxes mindset ruled the day and will cost jobs for decades to come. The entire Interstate Highway System was developed, funded and constructed in less time than has passed for state lawmakers to find the will to do the obvious. The above opinion represents the view of Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editorial board.

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2010 pick, at 20 years old, made Triple-A debut on June 25


GOOD START. Taijuan Walker delivers

during his second Triple-A start, when he threw five shutout innings against Colorado Springs at Cheney Stadium on July 1. By Karen Westeen Correspondent

RICHARD SHERMAN CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME IS A HIT Fans fill up Cheney Stadium for charity event By Steve Mullen Correspondent

A packed house, 80-degree weather, and a host of Seattle Seahawk players – along with the always colorful Terrell Owens – added up to fun, excitement, and even some on-the-field hijinks as Team Russell Wilson defeated Team Marcus Trufant by a score of 21-20 on July 7 at Cheney Stadium in the first annual Richard Sherman Softball Classic. But the real winners were the many teenage kids living on the streets looking for a way out, and wounded warrior veterans who came home from battle in wheelchairs. “We want to help in every way possible to get these kids’ lives straightened out and to thank these veterans in every way possible for there outstanding service to our country,” Sherman said. First on the agenda for the afternoon was the homerun derby, with teams divided up in four players apiece. When it was all said and done, the “Legion of Boom,” comprised of Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and Walter Thurmond, hit a combined nine homers to capture the title. Another name in attendance familiar to Seattle sports fans over the years was former Sonic Shawn Kemp, who received a standing ovation from the sold-out throng when he stepped to the plate in the second inning. The offensive fireworks got underway in the third inning when Thomas hit a long homer deep to center field, and there was much more to come. Owens would bring the crowd to its feet in the fifth inning with a blast X See SOFTBALL / page A8

Taijuan Walker has risen through the lower minor leagues of the Mariners’ organization in a way that can only be described as incredible. He was drafted out of high school in 2010 at the age of 17. After spending less than three full seasons in rookie, Single-A and Double-A ball, Walker made his Triple-A debut at Cheney Stadium on June 25. After his first three starts he has a record of 2-0, with an ERA of 0.56, with 16 strikeouts in 16 innings. He was named to the USA All-Star Futures teams in both 2012 and 2013. Walker talked about his career recently with Tacoma Weekly baseball correspondent Karen Westeen.

KW: You grew up in Yucaipa, California, about 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Do you still live there in the offseason? TW: My family home, where my mom, older brother, and younger brother and sister live, is there, but I only visit it during the offseason. I live near the Mariners’ spring training facility in Peoria, Ariz. KW: You were drafted out of high school, in the supplemental first round (43rd overall.) What was that experience like? TW: It was pretty exciting. I really didn’t expect to be a first-rounder. I played basketball in high school, and I focused on two sports, then in my senior year it all came together for baseball. KW: Did you expect the Mariners to draft


TW: No. I was guessing the Angels because they had five first-round picks, and they were so close to where I lived. Then out of nowhere the M’s called my name. KW: Where were you on draft day? TW: I was on a bus going to grad night. When

I got off the bus my friends were standing in a big circle to greet me. That was a special party.

KW: You only pitched four games in Arizona that year. Why was that? TW: I did not play much at all because I had some problems with growth plates in my shoulders, so I took a couple of months off. I just pitched seven innings total that year. KW: What was it like being on your own right after you got out of high school? TW: I enjoyed living on my own with a roommate. It was fun but hard, and being away from family was weird, because I was used to seeing them every day. KW: You said you played basketball in high school. Did you play any other sports? TW: Besides basketball, I played some football. I broke a finger my freshman year, and in my senior year tried it again and hurt my hand in the first scrimmage. My mom actually came on the field and took me off. She said, “I told you you’d get hurt if you played football.” KW: When did you start playing baseball? TW: When I was about 11. KW: Have you always been a pitcher? TW: No, I played shortstop all my life and


FESTIVE DAY. (Top) Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (right) embraces

quarterback Russell Wilson at the Celebrity Softball Game. (Middle) Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice signs autographs for fans. (Bottom) Longtime NFL star Terrell Owens takes a swing during the game in front of a packed house at Cheney Stadium.

didn’t become a pitcher until my senior year.

KW: You’ve had lots of strikeouts the past two years. What kind of a pitcher do you think you are?

X See WALKER / page A8


STUDS MARCHING TOWARD WORLD SERIES AGAIN Late win over Emeralds another good tune-up


HOME COOKING. (Left) Studs left fielder and University of Puget Sound sophomore Connor Savage slides safely for a stolen base in the 6-3 win over North

Sound on his home field on July 3. (Right) Studs starter Nick Busto delivered six shutout innings, striking out 10 batters while allowing just one hit. By Jeremy Helling

The Cheney Studs are in a convenient situation. With an automatic berth to the postseason and the national baseball tournament already in hand, they are able to use the regular season as training. And they’re gaining valuable experience at dealing with adversity. The latest such case was on July 3, when the Studs blew a three-run lead in the seventh inning against the North Sound Emeralds, but answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6-3 win at the University of Puget Sound. “We have found some resolve in tough situations,” said Studs head coach Barry Aden. “And we’ve played ourselves into a lot of tough situations by not playing

clean baseball. “We haven’t separated enough early in the game.” Leading 3-0 in the top of the seventh, reliever Jared Van Hoon allowed the Emeralds to load the bases on two singles and a hit by pitch. A two-out fielding error by shortstop Bobby Joe Tannehill – plus a throwing error by left fielder Connor Savage – allowed all three runs to score. “Typically we play good defense, but lately we’ve had the yips on defense,” Aden said. “It’s made things closer than they have to be.” That negated a great outing by Studs starter Nick Busto – a sophomore at Cornell University – who shut out the Emeralds over six innings, allowing just one hit and three walks with 10 strikeouts. But the Studs retook the lead in the bottom of the eighth when Curtis High

School grad and Washington State University sophomore Jordan Copeland tripled to right center to lead off the inning, and Reid Martinez plated him with a double to left center. Savage then plated Martinez with a sharp single to center and scored on a single by Pierce College sophomore Brian Corliss to make it 6-3. Savage, a sophomore at the University of Puget Sound, finished 4-for-4 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and a run batted in. Derek Voight had come on in the eighth to pitch two scoreless innings, allowing just one walk with four strikeouts to pick up the win for the Studs. Lee Stoops finished 2-for-4 with two runs batted in for the Studs, putting them up 1-0 in the first inning with a single to score Tannehill. Tannehill added a bases-loaded walk while Stoops smacked

another run-scoring single in the fifth to make it 3-0. The Studs fell 12-7 to the Thurston County Senators on July 5, but responded with 11-6 and 6-0 wins over the Kelowna Jays in a doubleheader on July 7 to move to 26-8 overall on the year. After a few more regular season games, they will wrap up the season later this month by hosting the Studs Invitational Tournament at the University of Puget Sound and Curtis High School on July 26-28. They then will head off to the National Baseball Congress World Series – for which they have earned the automatic berth – on Aug. 1. “The whole season is preparation to go there and win,” Aden said. “(We’re) not having to win every game here. It’s more about being ready to go once we get there.”


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TW: I would say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a power pitcher. I have good velocity on my fastball. At first I was just a thrower, but now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m learning how to pitch. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m paying more attention to the hitters. KW: In the short time that

youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve started working with a new pitching coach, Dwight Bernard. Has he done anything major or is he just standing back and giving you little mechanical suggestions? TW: Right now everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working for me so he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to change anything, but if he notices anything heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll let me know.

KW: In 2011 you were the Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

organization minor league Pitcher of the Year and you were selected the Most Valuable Pitcher in Clinton where you pitched about half the year, so you must have been doing something right. TW: There are a lot of great pitchers in the organization, so being selected was a great honor.

KW: In 2012 you were on the

KW: How did you learn about

your promotion to Triple-A? TW: After the game the coach told me but said not to tell anyone because they were going to announce it the next day. It was kind of hard to keep it in, but the next day they brought me in front of the whole team and made the announcement.

KW: Did you tell your family that night? TW: I could have, but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just in case. My momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real proud of me and sometimes she puts things out there too much. So it was hard, but I had to keep it in. I told her the next morning. KW: Has any of your family seen you pitch this year at any level? TW: On MLB Network and my mom is going to the Futures Game. And we play teams on the West Coast in this league so they can travel to

see me in cities in California.

KW: The first game you pitched

here was 1-0. How nerve-wracking was it waiting for the offense to kick in and give you some more runs? TW: I really wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t focusing on that because I know our team can hit the ball and score a lot of runs. So I really wanted to focus on my job, which was give my team a chance to win.

KW: You didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know until the night before you were coming here so you probably didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a lot of chance to study the team, but you probably knew a lot of them from being in the organization. TW: Oh yes. I knew most everyone here except for the new catcher Jason Jaramillo. KW: He caught you before at Double-A? TW: No, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new this year.

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to left center field, the first of two on the afternoon for Owens. Tied at eight entering the sixth inning, Team Wilson erupted for eight runs highlighted by the backto-back-to-back homers by Owens, former Husky Lawyer Milloy and Golden Tate, which would increase their lead to 16-8. Not to be outdone, Team Trufant came back with an eightspot of their own, which included a home run by Sherman that brought the crowd to its feet. The two teams would end up tied at 20 after seven innings, and would have to go to a mini home run derby to decide the winner. First up for Team Wilson was Thomas, who failed to hit one out in three attempts, but Sherman would take one out in his final swing for a 1-0 lead for Team Trufant. Thurmond would finally win it for team Wilson in â&#x20AC;&#x153;extra swingsâ&#x20AC;? with a shot to left to end the fun and exciting afternoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a great time, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to thank Richard for inviting me to play in this game for two great causes,â&#x20AC;? said Owens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It felt pretty good once I got into the groove, and what can you say about the crowd, they were great. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to come back again next year if they ask.â&#x20AC;? As the players departed the field after signing autographs, Sherman grabbed the microphone one last time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you Tacoma, you were great and we hope to see you in February at the Super Bowl.â&#x20AC;? Thousands of Seahawk fans in Washington State and around the country would echo those words.


TW: I like it a lot. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely a good field for me to pitch on.

KW: Have you had any injuries or spent time on the disabled list? TW: None yet. KW: Did you have role models growing up? TW: I watched more basketball than baseball so I always wanted to be like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. My favorite baseball player was Jose Reyes. KW: What about somebody in the Marinersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; organization? TW: Definitely Felix.

KW: So that was your first time to work with him? TW: Yes, but we were on the same page the whole game.

KW: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been the highlight of your career so far? TW: Being able to move up so fast. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very thankful the Mariners have given me the opportunity to do that.

KW: How did you feel before and during the game? TW: I felt good. I was trying to get used to the weather. It was a

KW: Have you thought at all about life after baseball? TW: I really want to travel, and to help out people.

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WWater works around the region. The most obvious development greenlighted with a councilmatic nod was the Henry, a seven-story, mixeduse apartment building in the works for 19333 Dock St. along the Foss Waterway. The site is next to the Albers Mill Loft development. The sale of the a 51,647-square-foot site itself was handled by the Foss Waterway Authority, which issued a request for proposals from developers, netting only one offer, The Henry. The sale price comes to $1.2 million, or $25 per square foot of land, which is market rate for the land. The council approved the concept, environmental issues and scope of the construction as well as a tax break for the developer, Henry Foss Group. The tax break is an eight-year MultiFamily Housing Property Tax Exemption for the 167unit building. The $31 million building will offer market rate, rental units that range between 500 and 1,200 square feet, have two levels of parking totaling 255 stalls and commercial spaces. The housing will consist of approximately 21 studio units, 95 one-bedroom/one-bath units, 15 twobedroom, single bathroom units and 30 two-bedroom two-bath units. Rents will run from about $975 per month for the studio space to about $2,250 for the larger units. The roof will have a dogwalking area with trees and shrubs. Public park space and connective “corridors” to the waterfront Esplanade are also parts of the deal. Henry Group, LLC gained its name from the site. Henry was the son of Andrew and Thea Foss, the matron of a Tacoma-based boat rental

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company that grew to be a Puget Sound maritime legacy. The development group is backed by Carino & Associates and Rushforth Construction Co., the builder behind Thea’s Landing elsewhere on the Foss. Construction is set to start this fall and span about 14 months, supporting some 930 construction trades people, according to city reports. A tentative deal between Tacoma Water, the city’s water utility and Californiabased Niagara Bottling LLC is the latest step in what is projected to be a $50 million, 311,000-square-foot bottling plant in the Frederickson Industrial Area that would mean Tacoma water would be bottled and shipped around the region, and under various brand names, as early

as next year. The Tacoma City Council is set to approve a Tacoma Public Utilities-negotiated contract next week for the wholesale of a about a million gallons of water a day to the bottled-water giant, making it the third largest customer. Simpson Tacoma Kraft, uses 16 million gallons a day, which is about half of what it consumed before conservation measures were installed 20 years ago. The entire City of Fife is the second largest customer, at 1.41 million gallons. All totaled, the deal would add about $800,000 in new utility revenue each year for water that is well within the utility’s future “surplus.” All of TPU’s customers consume about 55 million gallons a day, while the system has a capacity of about 110 million gallons a day. The sale of unused water to a commercial customer will fewer rate hikes for residen-

tial customers. The TPU board has already approved the deal, and the City Council showed no signs of doing anything but welcome the deal, making next week’s vote largely a formality. Lost in the big news about the Henry and Niagra was a contract award to replace the pool at People’s Community Center. The pool was closed in 2005, when need for substantial upgrades were found and no money was available to do the work to the 35-year-old facility. Seattle-based NAC Architecture was awarded the $746,000 contract for a new pool and activities facility. People’s Community Center is a city-owned facility that is operated by Metro Parks, which has allocated $1.6 million toward the facility. Design work will begin later this summer, with construction to be completed in summer 2015.

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RIOT brings their brassy indie-dance-pop to Art on the Ave


THE FAME RIOT is Liz Scarlett and Shazam “Tea Time” Watkins. The duo will perform on the Dirty Oscar’s Annex stage at Art on the Ave on Sunday, July 14. Credit: Erin LaRue

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Shazam “Tea Time” Watkins and Liz Scarlett are Tacoma buzz duo, THE FAME RIOT. They insist those are their real names and not quirky alter egos, and that THE FAME RIOT be spelled in all caps, as if their band moniker should only be yelled. And yes, they’re a little bit different. Their sound is the kind of brassy indie-dance-pop that’s sure to reel in fans of Foster the People, MGMT and Gotye. But their look is in campy contrast to all those Pitchforkapproved acts, a flamboyant mashup of eyeliner, sequins and bared chests that would fit right in at the Whisky A Go Go, circa 1986. This weekend, local fans will have two chances to catch THE FAME RIOT (echo echo), first on July 13 at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market, supporting Tacoma rock bud, Ben Union. They they’ll spray on some more Aqua Net to play the Dirty Oscar’s Annex stage at Art on the Ave, the block party that will take over Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue on July 14 (see sidebar.) Tacoma Weekly gave them a ring to find out what to expect. Tacoma Weekly: How did this band get started? Liz: We had a band called Moon Juice. It was pretty much the first version of THE FAME RIOT. … We started doing that in 2010 with Moon Juice. It was all electronic. In April 2012, became THE FAME RIOT. TW: How did you develop your sound, and how would you describe what you do? Shazam: (He speaks in a faux British accent to differentiate his voice from Liz, making him sound like Keith Richards or Murdoc from Gorillaz) Well, I would say that we try to take as much beautiful, classic, wonderful pop music, mix it with rock n’ roll roots; and we try to create this new interpretation of everything that’s been going on in the past and transfuse it into people’s brains in the now, if that makes any sense at all. I would definitely say it’s definitely a mix of the old and new and present and past and future. Liz: It’s like giving mainstream pop testicles, you know. Shazam: It’s definitely a masculine presence, but it’s in touch with its feminine side, as well. TW: Earlier this year, you made it to the finals of the Sound Off competition (Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum’s battle of the bands for groups with


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on the Ave. offers a host of ethnic performances that represent the wide array of diversity the City of Destiny offers.

members aged 21 and younger.) What kind of a springboard was that for you? Liz: Our manager entered us into it. I didn’t know what it was, being new to the area. We didn’t really know how big it was, who was behind it. Obviously, the first competition night was pretty slammed, and all the press that they had seemed to be very respected. So it was exciting, and it definitely gave us an open door to do what we do anyway – to shock people. Shazam: (initially forgetting accent) It was a good connection. (Immediately correcting himself) It was a really good connection to local musicians, yeah. TW: Your sound is more Foster the People, but you look more Steven Tyler. Where does your sense of style come from? Shazam: (dropping accent) We love rock n’ roll and we love glam rock and theatrics. We need to have good songs, but I think visual presence is a huge aspect. Liz: It’s much more effective when you can take control of someone’s ears and their sight, aesthetically. If you can intrigue them with not only your sound, but also the way you look and appear and the things you do, then you’ve really won them over. TW: Is this your every day look, or do you just rock that when you’re performing?

The 15th annual Art on the Ave festival will take over Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue, between Cedar and Trafton streets, on July 14. Free, family friendly fun – food, dance, art and some of Tacoma’s hottest bands – will go on from 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. Here’s a partial lineup, with updates available online at Jazzbones stage: Nolan Garrett, Big Wheel Stunt Show, Randy Hansen, Mighty High and C-Leb and Kettle Black O’Malley’s stage: The Fun Police, Ten Pole Drunk, Kramer, Northslope and Devil on a Leash Dirty Oscar’s Annex stage: THE FAME RIOT (see accompanying story), Ben Union, The Dignitaries, Not From Brookly, Bandolier and Roswell Community stage: Zumba, Rocio Miller (11 a.m), Probox Theatre Group (11 a.m.), belly dancing with Kat Ross (11:45 a.m.), Tacoma City Ballet (noon), Studio 6 Ballroom’s Natasha Thayer (12:30 p.m.), karaoke with Rev. Colin (1 p.m.), Grub Crawl judging (2 p.m.), karaoke with Rev. Colin (3:30 p.m.), Acroyoga demonstration (4:15 p.m.), hot hula with Roe Sang (4:30 p.m.), Peruvian dancing with Theresa McDermott and troupe (4:45 p.m.), Bokwa dancing with Deena Giesen (5 p.m.), karoake with Rev. Colin (5:15 p.m.), Sweet Kiss Momma (6 p.m.) Liz: (cracking up) We look pretty ... crazy right now. Shazam: It’s almost like a play when we play live. We’re not just standing there playing music. It’s like (performance art). I want to play some amazing songs and communicate why they’re amazing or why they mean something at all, I guess. TW: So what about the album I hear you’re recording? Liz: Right now we’re just creating content, preparing ourselves for the battle, the business side of it as well as the entertainment side. We’re just creating an arsenal of great songs. Our approach to the world is different than just singles and just records. It’s gonna be this big thing – this big, epic idea. But it takes time to develop, and that’s what we’re doing right now. It’s a giant soup that just keeps cooking, but we let people try it along the way.

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE LINDQUIST FUNDRAISER Local and nationally known authors, along with notable wines, will be featured in the fourth annual Signed Book and Wine Auction fundraiser for Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist’s re-election campaign. This signature social event will be held at King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave. on July 11 at 5 p.m. Aside from authors, local public officials typically attend, including Congressmen Adam Smith and Derek Kilmer, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Sheriff Paul Pastor, Detective Ed Troyer and others. Donations to the campaign are encouraged. Food, wine, and beer are provided. Visit www.

TWO ‘RAGTIME, THE MUSICAL’ Tacoma Musical Playhouse opens its all-time

community favorite “Ragtime, The Musical” on June 12 for 16 performances. A beautiful story with a gloriously diverse score, “Ragtime” intertwines the lives of three distinct families of the early 20th Century and poignantly illustrates history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and love and hate. All performances take place at Curtis High School on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Info:

“Girasoles” (sunflowers) Summer Flamenco Tour. Savannah will be joined by singer Jesus Montoya of Sevilla, Spain and Bulgarian guitarist Bobby de Sofia. Only 100 seats available. Tickets available at, kids $8, low-income $15, general admission $20, VIP sponsor $35.


THREE SUMMER FLAMENCO Seattle’s only native Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes returns to Tacoma for an all-ages presentation of traditional Spanish Flamenco music and dance at Madera Showroom, 2210 Court A in Tacoma.The 8 p.m. performance on July 20 is the third stop on the

Out in the Park (Broadway, between Ninth

and 11th streets) happens July 13. This free, family friendly and alcohol-free block party features two stages this year with Seven’s Revenge, Fab 5, drag performers and more, lots of food and dozens of booths representing small businesses, schools, non-profits and other groups. Afterward, head to The Mix for their annual Pride Block Party with local hiphop act the Breaklites, Cazwell, L.A. Kendall and host Aleksa Manila. You must be 21 or older to attend, and admission is $10.

FIVE ROOTZ UNDERGROUND Reggae rockers Rootz Underground brings their 2013 Rootz and Culture Tour to Jazzbones on July 12. While undeniably rooted in reggae, the six-member outfit uses their collective passion to create a sound that pushes boundaries and defies being boxed into a single genre. Electric yet organic, gritty and soulful, the band manages to harness the essence that the reggae aficionado was captivated by in the 1970’s while connecting the youth to the pure messages of Rastafari with explosive live performances that are a positive and emotional musical journey. Show starts at 8 p.m.


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s the creator of downtown Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24-foothigh traditional Welcome Figure, artist Shaun Peterson has created pieces of art that are currently on PETERSON display in public collections around the world. And with the announcement of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (GTCF) selection of Peterson as the 6th Annual Foundation of Art award recipient, he was chosen to create a commissioned piece for a two-month art show this fall at Fulcrum Gallery. A committee of local artists nominated 13 talented Pierce County artists, and chose Peterson as the winner of the $7,500 award. The Puyallup Tribal member chose to pursue art after high school, and trained as an apprentice carving Native American woodwork. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shaun has played an important role in the revival of Coast Salish art traditions,â&#x20AC;? GTCF President and CEO Rose Lincoln Hamilton said in a statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He provides a bridge between the past and the future. As skilled in traditional design and techniques as he is in the latest new media, Shaun brings his work to life for many generations to share.â&#x20AC;? Peterson places a strong emphasis on education, breaking down barriers and common misconceptions about Native American artists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There seems to be an expectation out there that a Native artist must live in the past and create art in the old ways,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But our culture has changed just like the rest of the world.â&#x20AC;? Peterson is honored to be recognized for his work overall, and looks forward to unveiling his piece during the Foundation of Art exhibit this fall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great feeling to have recognition in oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve longed for since my early start and I am happy to receive this recognition from peers. Making art is often a place of solitude so to feel a sense of appreciation helps address the time and effort that goes into the creative process.â&#x20AC;? For more information about the artist or to view his work, visit www.gtcf. org/2013-gallery.

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eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got another pop trivia challenge for you this week. And this time it counts, people! On July 19, â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idols Liveâ&#x20AC;? will bring the top contestants from the last season of Fox-TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit show to Kentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Showare Center. So we thought, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What the heck? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s give away some tickets. No, better yet, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s give away a frickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; frackinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; suite!â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right, yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re giving one lucky Tacoma Weekly reader and 17 of his or her new â&#x20AC;&#x153;bestiesâ&#x20AC;? suite access to the tour launch of â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idols Liveâ&#x20AC;? in Kent. Wooooooot! All you have to do to be eligible for our drawing is to send the correct answers to these questions to ejasmin@tacomaweekly. com; or you can use snail mail and send us them, highlighted in this article to 2588 Pacific Highway, Fife, WA 98424. Also, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be an employee or the family member of an employee of Tacoma Weekly. Duh! Use the subject/attention line American Idol contest and make sure your answers get here by Tuesday, July 16 since weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be announcing a winner on our Daily Mashup blog ( on July 17. And did we mention you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just cheat and Google all this stuff? Oh, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know! Plus, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel very good about yourself in the long run.

1. Kelly Clarksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut single _____

__________ was also recorded by British â&#x20AC;&#x153;The X Factorâ&#x20AC;? winner Leona Lewis. A) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus, Take the Wheelâ&#x20AC;? B) â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Moment Like Thisâ&#x20AC;? C) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss Independentâ&#x20AC;? D) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since U Been Goneâ&#x20AC;? E) â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Life Would Suck Without Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

2. South Sound contestant Sanjaya Malakar

made 13-year-old audience member Ashley Ferl cry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a moment spoofed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Night Liveâ&#x20AC;? and a gang of other shows â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as he sang ... A) The Beatlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey Judeâ&#x20AC;? B) Stevie Wonderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Superstitionâ&#x20AC;? C) Metallicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing Else Mattersâ&#x20AC;? D) Boyz II Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Say Goodbye to Yesterdayâ&#x20AC;? E) The Kinks â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Really Got Meâ&#x20AC;?

3. Season 2 contestant Clay Aikenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fans are known as __________. A) Claymores B) Claymates C) Claypals D) Clayhawks E) Little Monsters


AMERICAN IDOLS. The top contestants from season 12 will headline the Showare Center July 19.

4. This â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? contestant

starred alongside Whitney Houston in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sparkle.â&#x20AC;? A) Jennifer Hudson B) Kristy Lee Cook C) Jordin Sparks D) Allison Iraheta E) Fantasia Barrino

5. Adam Lambert may be the guy we remember most from season 8, but he actually finished second behind ____________ A) Allison Iraheta B) Lil Rounds C) Carrie Underwood D) Vicci Martinez E) Kris Allen

6. Which of these country stars did not get his or her big break from â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idol?â&#x20AC;? A) Miranda Lambert B) Kellie Pickler C) Josh Gracin D) Bucky Covington E) Carrie Underwood

7. Which of these big shots has never been an â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? judge? A) Ryan Seacrest B) Neil Patrick Harris C) Randy Jackson D) Jennifer Lopez E) Quentin Tarantino

9. The only â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? alumnus to score both a Grammy and an Oscar is __________ A) Jordin Sparks B) Jennifer Hudson C) Fantasia Barrino D) Carrie Underwood E) Ruben Studdard

10. Which of the following did not finish in the final four in season 12? A) Candice Glover B) Kree Harrison C) Amber Holcomb D) Angie Miller E) Phillip Phillips

11. Which seemingly delusional contestant parlayed his or her lack of talent into a record deal, a Christmas album and even an appearance on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arrested Developmentâ&#x20AC;?? A) Sanjaya Malakar B) Mary Roach C) William Hung D) Kevin Covais E) Jasmin Trias

12. Sanjaya released a memoir and 5song EP in 2009, both called _______

8. This region has produced an overwhelming majority of â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? winners. A) New England B) The Midwest

C) The Pacific Northwest D) The South E) Canada

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KISS AND TELL. Puyallup-based country-rock band Sweet Kiss Momma will play the Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival on July 13, a reflection of the event’s increasingly eclectic lineup. By Ernest A. Jasmin


he Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival (formerly known at the Old Town Blues Festival) will return to Old Town Park on July 13 after a stripped down version of the event held entirely indoors, at Tacoma’s Spar Tavern and Slavonian Hall, in 2012. And the event has gotten a new name and a slight makeover for its 21st annual run. The name change reflects its increasingly eclectic lineup and an influx of new blood behind the scenes. Longtime promoters Ted Brown and Mike Mitchell parted ways after last year’s festival. Brown remained on and booked this year’s festival with TTown Apparel owners Gail and Pat Ringrose. “Officially, this is year one,” Brown said. “We just kind of changed the scope a bit. I’m not as heavily into the blues music as I was. Certainly, that’s my passion, but I decided to kind of open it up musically to some other types of music. I’ve gone a little bit country and little bit Dave Matthews style. I’ve got a little bit of cover music in there. It just makes it a full, rounded THE KINGS OF SUMMER (95 MIN, R) 7/12: 2:05, 4:30, 7:00, 9:10 7/13-7/14: 11:50am, 2:05, 4:30, 7:00, 9:10 7/15-7/18: 2:05, 4:30, 7:00, 9:10 FILL THE VOID (90 MIN, PG) 7/12: 3:45, 6:45, 8:50 7/13-7/14: 11:35am, 1:40, 3:45, 6:45, 8:50 7/15: 1:40, 3:45, 8:50 7/16: 3:45, 8:50 7/17: 1:40, 3:45, 8:50 7/18: 1:40, 3:45, 6:45, 8:50

atmosphere of music.” The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with the traditional Bluesberry Pancake Breakfast, a flapjack feast that will feature a performance by Kansas City bluesman Johnny Long at Slavonian Hall. Opening ceremonies follow at noon at nearby Old Town Park, kicking off an afternoon of free, family friendly sets there and at neighborhood venues the Spar, the Mountaineer Club, Treos and Tacoma Music Society. Among the acts playing the main stage in the park are Billy Stoops (Junkyard Jane, Billy Roy Danger & the Rectifiers); Enumclaw’s Palmer Junction, a finalist in South Sound Blues Association’s Back to Beale Street competition; local Southern rock favorites Sweet Kiss Mama; and 15-yearold guitar prodigy Nolan Garret, who will headline with songs from his recently released debut CD, “All the Time,” at 6 p.m. Seattle’s Tower of Power-inspired DoctorfunK will headline the evening showcase, which will start with an opening set by Rafael Tranquilino at 7 p.m. upstairs at Slavonian Hall. The 10-piece funk n’ soul band will play songs from its new album, “Second Opinion.” Tickets are $20 and available at T-Town Apparel, Ted Brown Music, Metro Market, Musicians Exchange, Treos and the Spar and Parkway taverns. Some proceeds will benefit the YWCA Pierce County.

Festival Lineup Old Town Park 2350 N. 30th St Noon: Opening ceremonies 12:10 p.m.: Billy Stoops 1 p.m.: Palmer Junction 2 p.m.: Mojo Overload 3 p.m.: Rafael Tranquilino 4 p.m.: Troy Hill 5 p.m.: Sweet Kiss Momma 6 p.m.: Nolan Garrett The Spar Tavern 2121 N. 30th St. 3 p.m.: Tatoosh 5 p.m.: Curbside 8 p.m.: 7 on 7 Mountaineers Tacoma Branch 2302 N. 30th St. Noon: Strange Nails 3 p.m.: Gin Creek 5:30 p.m.: Dean Reichart 8:30 p.m.: James King & the Southsiders Old Town Music Society 2101 N. 30th St. 5 p.m.: Palmer Junction 8 p.m.: Steve Cooley and the Dangerfields Slavonian Hall 2306 N. 30th St. Downstairs, Bluesberry Pancake Breakfast, featuring 9:30 a.m.: Johnny Long 5 p.m.: Mojo Groove 8:30 p.m.: T-Town Aces Upstairs 7 p.m.: Rafael Tranquilino 8:30 p.m.: DoctorfunK Treos 2312 N. 30th St. 7:30 p.m.: Johnny Long More details available at

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EMERALD QUEEN: Chapter Five (top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious 253 (top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Rootz Underground (reggae) 8 p.m., $15 MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (jazz) 7 p.m., NC, AA NEW FRONTIER LOUNGE: Thunders of Wrath (rock) 9 p.m., $5 PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (rock covers) 9:30 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: Captain Crunch Serial Killers (rock) 8:30 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Bobby Hoffman & the All-Star Band (classic rock) 9 p.m., NC SWISS: Afrodisiacs (dance) 9 p.m. TOWER BAR & GRILL: Michelle Beaudry (jazz guitarist) 5 p.m. TRIPLE PLAY: Cody Rentas Band (blues), 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Soul Stripper (AC/DC tribute) 8 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Gary Cook (Jazz guitarist) 5:30 p.m., NC, AA

DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC DOA: Art on the Ave stage, Fame Riot, Ben Union, etc., noon, NC JAZZBONES: Art on the Ave stage, Nolan Garrett, Big Wheel Stunt Show, noon, NC NEW FRONTIER LOUNGE: Bluegrass jam, 3 p.m., NC O’MALLEY’S: Art on the Ave stage, Fun Police, Kramer, etc. NC STONEGATE: Bobby Hoffman & the All-Star Band (rock) 8 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 15 SWISS: Palmer Junction (blues) 9 p.m.

NEW FRONTIER: Crooks to Kings, Black Mask (hardcore), 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino (Blues jam) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, JULY 16 JAZZBONES: Ralph Porter, Ha Ha Tuesday, Mike Cummings (comedy) 8:30 p.m. NC

SATURDAY, JULY 13 JAZZBONES: Perry Acker, Impossible Bird (rock, pop) 8 p.m.

EMERALD QUEEN: Chapter Five (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious 253 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G’S: Randy Piper, Pamela Moore (rock) 7:30 p.m., $20, AA MAXWELLS: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 8 p.m., NC MOUNTAINEERS CLUB: Old Town Rhythm and Blues, James King (blues) 8:45 p.m. NC, AA NEW FRONTIER: Future Bass dance party (DJs) 9 p.m., $5 O’MALLEY’S: Bad Habit, Panic Bomb, Jipsea Party (punk) 8 p.m., NC OLD TOWN PARK: Billy Stoops, Rafael Tranquilino, etc. (blues, rock) noon, NC, AA ROCK THE DOCK: Miss Behavin’ pinup pageant, 9 p.m., $20 SLAVONIAN HALL: Old Town Rhythm and Blues, Dr. Funk, Rafael Tranquilino (blues), 7 p.m., $20, AA SPAR: Old Town Blues Festival, Tatoosh (3 p.m.), Curbside (5 p.m.), 7 on 7 (8 p.m.) STONEGATE: Shyan Selah & the Republic of Sound (pop, hiphop) 8 p.m., NC SWISS: Spazmatics (rock covers) 9 p.m. TACOMA MUSIC SOCIETY: Palmer Junction, 5 p.m., Steve Cooley, 8 p.m. (blues), NC, AA TREOS (OLD TOWN): Johnny Long (blues), 7:30 p.m., NC TRIPLE PLAY: Billy Shew Band (rock), 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Decade Detour (classic rock) 9 p.m., NC

SUNDAY, JULY 14 MARINE VIEW CHURCH: Gail Pettis (Jazz) 5 p.m., NC

ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 LOUIE G’S: Acoustic open mic, 6 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: Open jam, 9 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (acoustic open mic) 8 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Blenis/Ely Band (blues jam) 7:30 p.m., AA

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 SWISS: Etiquette Records “The Guitarists” recording session, 8 p.m., NC

DAVE’S OF MILTON: Rubber Band (jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (blues) 8 p.m. GIBSON’S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (open mic) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: Hump Day Jam, 9 p.m., NC TOWER BAR & GRILL: Michelle Beaudry (jazz) 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 18 DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (jam session) 8 p.m., NC

HOTEL MURANO: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 8:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Kry (Rock covers) 11 p.m., $7 NEW FRONTIER LOUNGE: Word Thursday (local hip-hop) 9 p.m. PLU: Jazz Under the Stars feat. Andre Thomas (jazz) 7 p.m., NC UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (blues) 7 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: Dustin Lafferty (open mic) 8:30 p.m. STONEGATE: Billy Stoops (jam) 9 p.m. SWISS: Twang Junkies (country) 9 p.m., NC

GUIDE: NC = No cover, AA = All ages, 18+ = 18 and older

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SAT., JULY 13 MISS BEHAVIN SHOW & SHINE ETC – This show, taking place at Rock the Dock Pub, is open to all trucks, cars and motorcycles. Pre-registration is $20, and $25 on the day of the show. Call Matt at (253) 576-7567 or Tony at (360) 250-1966 for more details. Be aware that Rock The Dock Pub might not be able to answer all your questions. The event will feature eight classes to choose from plus bike classes. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the show starts at 10:30 a.m. Judging takes place from 123 p.m., with an awards ceremony taking place at 3:30 p.m. A burlesque show will follow. Live music, food (beer and alcohol will be available for those 21 and over). Proceeds will go to a charity to be named at a later date! Info: events/467631596618584/ ?ref=22


TACOMA URBAN COOP TOUR Once again, GardenSphere will be hosting the Tacoma Urban Coop Tour. This fun, family friendly event has become an annual tradition in the Tacoma area. Have you been thinking of keeping urban chickens? Are you wondering where to start? Then this is the tour for you. This is even for those of you that already have backyard chickens and are thinking about changing your coop design (or just want to scope out the neighbor’s coop). Learn about raising chickens from those in the know. This year there are 8 coops on the tour (3 repeats from last year, but they are some of our favorites). The HAPPENINGS –

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JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK HAPPENINGS – This is a twist on the old garage sale. Load up your trunk and sell your “stuff” from the back of your vehicle at Sprinker Recreation Center, located at 14824 ‘C’ ST. S. Just drive up and sell! Vendors will be assigned one slot to park and one to set up sales. Event will take place rain or shine. Must pre-register! $20 per car/truck/van, $30 per RV/Camper. To register call (253) 798-4141. Info: www. aspx?nid=3196 COLOR IN MOTION 5K HAPPENINGS – Imagine your moving body plastered in an explosion of vibrant color with all your friends! How many times have you paid money to run around a few city blocks, drink a cup of warm Gatorade, eat a banana, and be given a T-shirt that you will probably only wear once every two months while doing yard work? Why not color outside the lines while being active, social, and a little wacky! The Color in Motion 5k gives you all these benefits plus unforgettable fun and heaps of memories! By the end of the CIM5k your blank canvas will be brighter than ever--your clothes, health, and outlook on life will be changed for the better! Just show up wearing white and we do the rest! As you sprint, jog, waddle, or leisurely stroll along you will be bombarded with bright colors that transform a group of ordinary runners into a moving rainbow. The color that you will be showered in is completely safe and washes off easily. If you don’t think you can beat your friends with speed, see if you can be the real winner by coming out of the race covered head to toe in a vibrant springtime camouflage. Info:

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tour is self-guided and a great family outing. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in locations throughout Tacoma. Tickets are $5 each, and children 12 and under are free. Info: /gardensphere. biz/?page_id=79 SING-A-LONG AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL ETC – Bethany Presbyterian Church is hosting a sing-along and ice cream social. The sing-a-long and concert will feature the Mountain Gospel Band Loose Canon. Ice cream will be provided and bring a topping to share – everyone is welcome. We will also be collecting food and money donations for NW Tacoma Fish Food Bank. Bethany Presbyterian Church is located at 4420 N. 41st St. in Tacoma. Info: (253) 752-1123, or / BIG BAND SWING DANCE ETC – Come dance or listen to the good oldies of the 30s and 40s. The Ozzie Fuhrmann/Doug Konop Swing Band will keep things lively, and features vocalist Chellis Jensen (formerly Rhinestone Rosie). This event is open to all ages. Tickets are $15 per person at the door. The music: “In the Mood,” “Sentimental Journey,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Lichtensteiner Polka,” “Besame Mucho,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “September In The Rain” and more. The event takes place at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church’s gym, located at 30525 8th Ave. S. in Federal Way. Info:

SUN., JULY 14 FIRCREST PICNIC AND ROD RUN HAPPENINGS – One of the area’s largest and best street rod shows, the CruZaders Car Club presents the 26th annual Rod Run on the grass of Fircrest City Park. The local Kiwanis Club will serve a pancake breakfast and fire up their barbecue for lunch. Come see some of the finest street rods and vintage motorcycles the Northwest has to offer. Spectator admission is free, but come early – last year the park was full with over 475 cars.

BULLETIN BOARD BOOK ARTISTS EXHIBITION HAPPENINGS – This exhibition at the Collins Memorial Library on the University of Puget Sound campus located in Tacoma marks the third annual membership show of the Puget Sound Book Artists. It features a wide variety of handmade books by 30 artists from the Puget Sound area and beyond. The exhibit has grown in popularity over the last three years, and this year new members from Oregon, New Mexico and Indiana are featured. These talented artists interpret the book in exciting and original ways that push the boundaries of tradition. The exhibition runs through July 31. Info: /www.pugetsound. edu/news-and-events/campus-news/details/1185/. EXPLORE THE SHORE HAPPENINGS – Explore the Shore will provide hands-

on learning about sea creatures and train participants how to be citizen scientists. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium staff will teach children, adults and families more about Puget Sound’s beaches and the creatures that live there. The zoo’s Explore the Shore programs are set for July 22 and Aug. 20 at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park. All are timed to take best advantage of the low minus tides that reveal many of Puget Sound’s most interesting shoreline creatures. The events and programs are free and open to the public and reservations are not required. Bring sunscreen and wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking on rough beach terrain. Zoo naturalists accompany participants on low tide beach walks, where kids and adults will learn to identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location for addition to the scientific Nature Mapping database ( Participants will learn about the biological diversity of local beaches and better understand how to protect them. Info: or call (253) 404-3665. T-TOWN SWING Get your Tacoma swing dance fix every Thursday at Urban Grace Church, located in downtown. Intro to swing dance: 8:30-9 p.m., free with dance admission. Social dancing, 9-11:30 p.m., is $5. The atmosphere is super laid-back and fun, and features great guest instructors and DJs playing awesome swing music from the HAPPENINGS –

1930s and 1940s, and it is sure to keep all the dancers hopping all night long! In addition, blues will be played every second and fourth Friday of the month and kizomba every fourth Sunday. BROWNS POINT LIGHTKEEPERS COTTAGE HAPPENINGS – The Browns Point Lightkeepers Cottage, Gardens and Museums are now open every Saturday from 1-4 p.m. through November. Tour the 1903 cottage and view the new exhibit in the basement museum called “Dash Point Since 1906” – a collection of old and new photos and fun artifacts celebrating the Dash Point community. Visit the historical vignettes in the basement including kitchen, sewing room and old-fashioned school. Also on the grounds is the Boathouse museum that houses a replica Coast Guard surfboat, information on its construction and a collection of antique tools. View the original lighthouse bell, and visit the recently restored Jerry Meeker Real Estate office on the grounds. This is the original 1906 office from which Meeker sold Hyada Park building lots. The park is a great place to picnic, fly a kite, beachcomb and more. Admission is free. Great for all ages. Limited entrance to people with disabilities (stairs). Group or school tours may be arranged by calling the message phone (253) 927-2536. Location is in the Browns Point Lighthouse Park at 201 Tulalip St. N.E. Limited parking or access the park through the adjacent Browns Point Improvement Club parking lot. Info: or (253) 9272536. BALLROOM DANCING HAPPENINGS – The STAR Center hosts ballroom dancing on the first Sunday of every month and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. There is live music. Admission is $5. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at South Park Community Center. Info: or (253) 404-3939. ZIP LINE NOW OPEN HAPPENINGS – Two courses at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium test physical agility and mental toughness – and anyone can conquer them. Zoom is more than a zip line; it is an aerial activity course that includes a number of challenges such as a swinging log bridge strung between trees, a high wire to walk and a fishermen’s net strung between trees to climb through. And, yes, there are sections of zip line to put some zing into the adventure experience. There are two distinct circuits to Zoom, one for kids as young as 5, sized just right for smaller children, and one with appeal for a range of ages, including adventureseeking adults. Info: www. DRUM CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit com. UKULELE CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit

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TO: Ron Zollner In the Welfare of: Z., A. DOB: 08/16/2010 &DVH1XPEHU38<*-9 <28DUHKHUHE\VXPPRQHGWRDSSHDU for an Initial Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 31st day of October, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. )$,/85(72$33($53/($'25 27+(5:,6('()(1'0$<5(68/7,1$ '()$8/7-8'*0(17

On the 8th day of July, 2013, the City Council of the City of Milton, WA, passed Ordinance Number 1824-13, amending Milton Municipal Code Section 5.32.040 to modify how tax is levied on certain revenues from utility businesses; providing for severability; and establishing an effective date. On Monday, July 22, at 6:30 pm, the City of Milton City Council will hold an Executive Session during a Special Meeting in the Milton Council Chambers, 1000 Laurel St, Milton, WA for the purpose of discussing labor negotiations per RCW 42.30.140.

VOLUNTEERS Help furnish hope to those in need! NW Furniture Bank Volunteers needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;NWFB helps restore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need.â&#x20AC;? Tuesday-Saturday Truck Volunteers Needed9:00 am-2:00 pm. Truck volunteers ride along in the truck, deliver furniture to clients and make residential and corporate pickups; they are an essential part of the NWFB Team. To volunteer contact us at or call 253-302-3868. Portland Ave Community Center Senior Programs

We need a volunteer to host programs Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-12, & 12:30 pm at Portland Ave Community Center Senior Programs. Volunteer will be calling Bingo and doing some extreme crafting, gardening during spring & summer and into fall. If interested call Bonnie @ 253-278-1475 MondayFriday 8:30-4PM.

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VOLUNTEERS exchange students, is seeking parents/families in Tacoma to host for the upcoming 20132014 school year. Ayusa students are 15-18 years old and come from more than 60 countries around the world including Brazil, Japan, Germany, Ecuador, France, Peru, Morocco, China and Spain; they are all SURĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWLQ(QJOLVK)RU more information, please visit our website: www.

AmeriCorps Opportunity Read2Me Program Specialist Tacoma Community House seeks an AmeriCorps member to assist in the Read2Me Program in local elementary schools. Read2Me is a one-on-one adult/ student reading proJUDPIRUVWUXJJOLQJĂ&#x20AC;UVW second, and third grade readers. Duties include gathering resources for tutor strategies, recruiting new volunteers, leading in tutor recruitment and retention, helping the Read2Me Coordinators in assessment, tracking student success, and tutoring. Applicants must be 1825 years of age at the start date of service (Sep 1, 2013-Jul 15, 2014). Contact Karen Thomas at (253)-3833951 or kthomas@tacomacommunityhouse. org for more information. AmeriCorps Opportunity Employment Program Specialist Tacoma Community House seeks an AmeriCorps member to serve closely with the employment staff to develop and conduct work-readiness workshops for youth and adult participants. Duties include assisting adult and youth participants with online job search, resumes, and applications, assisting in the planning and execution of workshops, assisting with afterschool tutoring for refugee and immigrant youth, and mentoring youth in the Career Pathways Program. Applicants must be 18-25 years of age at the start date of service (Sep 1, 2013-Jul 15, 2014). Contact Karen Thomas at (253) 383-3951 or for more information. Volunteer with Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful! Make your neighborhood more beautiful and help your neighbors in need! Volunteer with Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful! Apply now as an individual or crew to paint houses of low-income homeowners during the summer of 2013. Learn more at: http:// associatedministries. org/community-mobilization/paint-tacoma-piercebeautiful/volunteer/ Contact Info: Megan Shea at 253-383-3056*142 or South Sound Outreach is offering free tax preparation for those who make $50,000 or less. To schedule an appointment call 253.593.2111 or visit our website at www.

Project Homeless Connect is an annual event where homeless individuals can receive free services. The next event will be held at Tacoma Dome on Oct 23rd. For more information visit www.pchomelessconnect. com or call 253.593.2111. Get involved with Metro Parks Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citizen Advisory Councils! The Business & Responsive Agency Council helps district leadership with business SODQQLQJ Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO VXVWDLQability decisions, revenue development and quality assurance. Monthly meetings focus on issues that affect the future of our park system. Visit to learn more or call Brett Freshwaters, Chief FinanFLDO2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUDW Metro Parks Tacoma Special events bring the community together and provide families with affordable fun. Metro Parks Tacoma needs volunteers to help produce memorable events. Visit and signXS WR EH QRWLĂ&#x20AC;HG RI VSHFLDO event service opportunities. To learn more, contact Roxanne Miles, Volunteer Manager, at 253.305.1068.

Make a difference in the life of a child! The Northwest Youth Sports Alliance is looking for coaches for our developmental youth sports program. Sports vary by season. Coaches are provided general training and go through a national background check clearance process. For more information, visit or contact Roy Fletcher, Youth Sports Coordinator, royf@tacomaparks. com or 253.305.1025. Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and 7KHUDSLHVDQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRIfers equine assisted services to differently-abled individuals. Currently the program offers several volunteer opportunities. Our primary need at present is for program volunteers who work with our horses and support our riders in therapeutic and adaptive lessons. Other volunteer opportunities include: grounds maintenance and administrative/clerical work. Must be at least 14 years old to participate. Horse experience helpful, but not necessary. Training provided. For more information contact: Volunteer Coordinator at 253-370-1429 or volunteer@changingrein. org. The Tacoma Maritime Institute meets every 4th Monday at the Midland Community Center 1614 99th Street East Tacoma WA Potluck at 6:00, all are welcome. Meeting Starts at 7:00 CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED Help adults learn to speak English! Mornings, no experience or foreign language skills needed. South Tacoma. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy, 253-5711887.

VOLUNTEERS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you enjoy helping toddlers learn, you can help us! Seeking retired or experienced volunteers to assist in expanding our capacity and provide quality learning for busy little people. (No diaper changing!) Background check required. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy 253-5711887 Meals on Wheels at Federal Way Senior Center seeks morning volunteers: One Co-coordinator, Friday and Monday; two Callers, Monday; three Packers, Wednesday; two Drivers, Thursday. To learn more, call 206-727-6250. Be a Big Brother! Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community and make a BIG difference in the life of a child. There are several proJUDP RSWLRQV WR Ă&#x20AC;W \RXU schedule and interests, such as meeting your Little at school, going on an outing or attending an agency-planned activity. For more information, visit or call 253.396.9630. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;MEMORY COMMUNITYâ&#x20AC;? What It Is: We are Memory Community (a nonSURĂ&#x20AC;W FRUSRUDWLRQ  7KH Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource that: â&#x20AC;˘ helps our senior citizens tell their stories â&#x20AC;˘ connects the young and the old â&#x20AC;˘ increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are â&#x20AC;˘ honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories â&#x20AC;˘ All seniors are welcome to volunteer IRUĂ&#x20AC;OPLQJWKHLUVWRU\Â&#x2021;$W most two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release Form signLQJ  'D\  Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LGHally wrapped within half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you to WDONDERXWLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;OP8VH 6 minutes or so to tell the most memorable story from your life, the lessons that were learned, and the wise words you want to pass along to your children/grandchildren. Compensation: a DVD in which you are the leading character, and a free upload to our website http://memorycommunity. org/ Contact: send your emails to Or call Deyung at 253-858-2445 for scheduling a meetLQJ 7KH Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LV IUHH but donations are appreciated to help the project continue. Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling, warehousing, maintenance etc. and receive free JURFHULHV IURP D 1RQ3URĂ&#x20AC;W Food Distribution Program. Older teens are welcomed to volunteer and gain valuable work experience. Contact Ms. Lee at (253) 6777740 for further information.

Knitters and Crocheters &RPH -RLQ 8V /RYLQJ Hearts is a group of volunteers who crochet or knit: hats for chemo, baby items, and blankets for different QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RUJDQL]DWLRQV with in the community. We meet twice a month. Once on the second Tuesday, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and again on the fourth Thursday, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please join us at the WayPoint Church, 12719 134th Ave KP N, Gig Harbor. We are also in need of donations of yarn. For more information please email: lovingheartsonkp@ or call Virginia at 253-884â&#x20AC;&#x201D;9619 Loving Hearts also meets 1pm to 3pm 3rd Thur. at Clubhouse Mobile Park Ardena Gale 4821 70th Ave. E., Fife 98424 The Backpack Program of the St. Leo Food Connection is looking for a volunteer to pick up backpacks full of food for the weekend for students at McKinley Elementary and Sheridan Elementary from the Food Connection and deliver them to both schools the 2nd and 4th Thursday or Friday of each month for the duration of the school year. Volunteers must have their own vehicle and be able to commit to volunteering for the rest of the school year. This is a low time commitment way to make a big difference to kids! If interested, please contact Britani Hollis: Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals to volunteer up to 4 hrs. per week with terminally ill patients. Comprehensive training and education provided. We support your service goals and your spirit to give. Training Jan. 2010 call today! 253.301.6464 Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care-Life giving and Life changing If you have a few hours per week to sew, hold hands, listen to life stories, make phone calls, play cards or work puzzles, we have a need for your compassionate presence. Support patients/families in the home, nursing home, or Hospice House. Day-time volunteers especially needed.Comprehensive training and on-going support are provided. Call 253-534-7050 or log onto to learn more Brighten the day of a senior with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! Volunteer an hour or two visiting with a resident at +HDUWKVLGH 0DQRU LQ 8QLversity Place. Please contact Tashia Cress at 253460-3330.

PETS Lost Pied Cockatiel, Male Missing in Fife area since June, 2012. I just want to know that he is safe and be part of his life. He has medical & nutrition needs. Contact Susan (253) 517-3809. We Really Miss Him!

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Siennaâ&#x20AC;? Not only is Sienna the life of the party, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our Featured Pet of the Week. This beautiful fawn colored 2 year old has energy that never seems to quit! Everything that moves is considered a toy, right? Your life could never be dull with this pretty little lady around. She is up for anything and will be happy with whatever activity you do with her. Even laying outside in the sun is a joy for this Pit Bull Terrier mix. Her manners need a little bit of work, but she is very gentle when playing and not mouthy at all. Make your life complete and take Sienna home with you today! Reference #A471049

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EDGEWOOD COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Seeking volunteers to staff Thursdays from 3:30pm - 6:30pm and/or Saturdays from 11am2pm . Those interested contact Community Coordinator, Kate Wright at 253-826-4654 Address: 3505 122nd Ave E Edgewood Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to help with special mailings. Call Janice Hutchins at 6272175.

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