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Small, shy and senior offleash dog area coming to Chambers Creek Park
CITY TO CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERS
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The fourth annual Community Celebration will be held in the Curtis Junior High Cafeteria on April 29. By Daniel Beers For the University Place Press
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CELEBRATE! These dog owners are celebrating the upcoming dog park expansion. (Left to right): Daisy, Kathy Makenas, Mica, Bill Long, Daisy, Dee Ulseth, Annie, Layla and Kimmo with their friends can’t wait to use the expanded off leash area at Chambers Bay, which will include a separate area for small, shy and senior dogs. Donations welcome at www.up-dogpark.org.
An expanded off-leash area including a separate area for small, shy and senior dogs is coming soon to Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place. Since its inception in 2007, the nonprofit SUNDogs group has lobbied for a larger off-leash area for dogs and their owners. Although the group obtained approval to open a small site near Central Meadow in 2009, it has taken several years to convince Pierce County to allow a site expansion. “We are so appreciative of our new County Executive Bruce Dammeier, who met with us and understood the need for an expansion of
the off-leash area,” said SUNDogs President Bill Long. “Although the new site still isn’t as large as we wished, it is certainly a step in the right direction.” Right now, SUNDogs maintains a less than one-acre site near the Central Meadow area. The group paid for all the fencing and gates as well as needed items. “Our members indicated they wanted a larger area to exercise and socialize their dogs along with a separate area for small, shy and senior dogs,” Long said. SUNDogs will purchase gates and fencing for the small, shy and senior dog area that will be located
between the Central Meadow bathrooms and the existing off-leash area. The group also plans to “push out” the existing fence to expand the current dog park. “This site is ideal because it is near parking, water and restrooms,” Long said. It will cost approximately $16,000 to purchase and install the additional fencing and gates. Donations can be done online at www.up-dogpark.org using PayPal or mailed to SUNDogs at P.O. Box 65352, University Place, WA 98464-1352.
Tacoma Narrows Rotary will be celebrating its fourth annual Celebrate Community Event at Curtis Junior High School on April 29. Supported by Tacoma Narrows Rotary, University Place School District, City of University Place, Peace Out, and the UP-Parent Teacher Student Association, the Celebrate Community event will recognize volunteers in the community, hand out awards, hear from some well-known Curtis High School alumni, and help raise funds for future scholarships. The Celebrate Community Event was developed four years ago by Dr. Jay Mosser, pastor of Sunset Bible Church and president of the Tacoma Narrows Rotary at that time. “[Dr. Mosser] wanted to celebrate and build community here in University Place,” said Chris Saunders of Sunset Bible Church. “Years before when he had graduated from high school, a scholarship was made available to him for his first year to get going in college. He thought he could do college, but being the youngest of six children there was little money available from the family for him to go. The scholarship to
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University Place City Councilmember Chris Nye, founder of MLS4owners.com, a marketing and listing service for real estate owners looking to sell their properties, got involved in local government out of a frustration of how government at all levels seems to operate. “Government is just overreaching. It’s amazing the level of taxation and regulations we have,” he said. “That was kind of the motivating factor. Government is irrelevant in people’s lives until someone breaks into their car or they hit a pothole. Politicians think the world revolves around them. We have come so far from what government was set up to do and people have just grown to accept it. It’s at all levels. We need leaders who stand up for the citizens, not play Santa Claus. Politicians love to give things out.” He pointed to the council’s recent multi-hour discussion on the definition of a “tree” that would be used for land-use regulations on when property owners would be allowed to cut down a tree on their own
property. “We’ve got a lot of challenges in our community,” he said but added that some don’t get solved because they aren’t fully thought out before rules are passed. Effective regulations should state clearly what problem the rules are trying to solve, how the rules are going to address those problems and PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE by what measure the rules would be judged whether they succeed or fail. “We don’t work on the right problems. You have to determine that first,” he said, noting that the city council, for example, have yet to articulate what its role is in the community. “Twenty years as a city and we don’t have a mission for the city.” “It’s not the staff, it’s the council,” Nye said. “Under the city manager’s leadership, it has been a pleasurable learning experience, but like all organizations people strive for guidance and leadership. As council we owe it to them.” The city could benefit from a change in governance that would create an executive branch of local government, in the form of a strong-mayor system, to provide a u See NYE / page 14
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For the past five years, Pierce County Parks and Recreation in partnership with Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department have organized the Eco Explorers Adventure Camp for kids at Chambers Creek Regional Park. Through exploration, adventure and creative play, each day offers exciting new experiences that will challenge participants’ abilities and help build their skills in sensory awareness, earth stewardship, wilderness survival, emergency response, science investigation and much more. With support from UP Cares, this outdoor adventure camp has received funding that will provide local youth ages 5-14 the opportunity to experience the great outdoors in this fun-filled setting. All you need to do is: 1. Pick the week you are interested in attending: Week 1 – Young explorers ages 5-8, June 26-30, University Place, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., fee: $95 Week 3 – Junior Explorers ages 10-14, July 24-28, University Place, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., fee $120 2. Send in your scholarship application 3. Get approved for the fun! To obtain a scholarship application, please call (253) 798-4141 or go to Chambers Creek Regional Park and pick one up at the Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th St. W.
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TACOMA POLICE WARN OF ‘SKIMMERS’ ON 7-ELEVEN ATMS By David Rose
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Tacoma Police are warning people to look closely at the ATM before you withdraw cash at a 7-Eleven store . Thieves are using “skimming machines” DAVID ROSE to steal bank account information off the magnetic strip and then cash out of accounts. “A ‘skimmer’ was detected and removed from an ATM by a customer at a North Tacoma 7-Eleven a couple of weeks ago,” said Officer Loretta Cool. So far, seven people have filed reports of fraudulent ATM transactions on their accounts including Whitney Nelson. “It could happen to anybody. You need to check your bank account three or four times a day,” said Nelson.
To spot a “skimmer,” shake the card slot to make sure it's not loose and look inside for loose or dangling wires. “I didn”t even think about that. I thought that could never happen to me,” said Nelson. She hopes other ATM users out there will keep a close eye for these red flags before you stick your card inside. “If it moves at all, don’t put your card in because it probably has a device that’s attached to it,” said Cool.
“Once you remove your card, the bad guy has all of the information from your account saved.” If you are a victim of credit card skimming, police say file a report with them and make sure you notify your bank as soon as possible. If you have any information on the identity of the “skimming” suspects, you can report it anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County at 1 (800) 222-TIPS.
UNIVERSITY PLACE University Place Police responded to what was reported as a burglary in-progress. A neighbor reported seeing two subjects enter a vacant home. The neighbor thought the house was vacant but did not know the house had been paid for in cash two months prior. Officers detained a subject pending their investigation and also found a large-scale marijuana grow. A narcotics team from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at the residence and found 660 mature marijuana plants, as well as an elaborate lighting and ventilation system. The entire residence was modified to support the operation, including water delivery and a modified power source. An assortment of chemicals and nutrients were being used to nurture the plants in all stages of growth and fungicides were being used to combat infestation. There was also a fungicide present, which has been banned for use on marijuana in both Washington and Colorado. The suspect was booked into the Pierce County Jail for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance. The residence was seized by the team for being an illegal production site. Just after midnight, a University Place Police officer was waiting for a red light at 35th Street and Bridgeport Way. The officer was on routine patrol driving his marked police car and wearing his full uniform. Just prior to impact, he saw headlights approaching him from behind and was unable to attempt any evasive actions. The vehicle slammed into his rear bumper. The officer exited his patrol vehicle and heard the suspect revving her engine. The officer approached the vehicle and saw the female driver trying to manipulate the gear shift of her car. She did not respond to the officer. He opened her car door and ordered her to stop. He saw that her vehicle was in
reverse and he reached in and shut her car off. She looked at him and said “I’m only a block from home.” She kept repeating this to the officer who noted her speech was slurred and she smelled strongly of liquor. A Washington State Patrol Trooper processed the woman for drunken driving. Her blood alcohol content was .206, two and a half times over the legal limit. This was the second time in the last year that an on-duty University Place Police officer had been rear ended by a drunken driver. WEST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE Four West Pierce Fire & Rescue personnel were recognized and received accolades by Chief Jim Sharp at a Board of Fire Commissioners meeting for their heroic actions, all while off-duty. First, Captain Garret Smith received a merit award for his assistance to a Tacoma police officer who was struggling with a man. Smith recognized this as he was driving by, stopped and assisted the officer and another off-duty police officer to restrain the man. Another merit award was given to firefighter Troy Heidal who was attending the birthday party of Rob Mayzak’s daughters. During the party, one of Mayzak’s family members suddenly fell to the ground from her chair. Mayzak and Heidal quickly recognized the woman was in cardiac arrest and jumped into action until Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One arrived and transported her. At the meeting, Mayzak stood in front of the board and described the day’s events to the crowd and thanked Heidal for his help. Finally, Captain Mark Tinsley and firefighter Jonathan Tinsley were recognized for their actions while out with their families one afternoon in Thurston County. The Tinsleys were sitting in a parking lot near a gas station when they
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/05&503&"%&34 In the April 7 edition of the University Place Press, a mix-up occurred in that an op-ed piece by Pierce County Councilwoman Connie Ladenburg was incorrectly bylined as being written by Katie Landenburg, who had also submitted an op-ed piece that did not make it into the paper. The following is Katie Ladenburgâ€™s correct op-ed, with Connie Ladenburgâ€™s also printed here with her correct byline. University Place Press apologizes for the errors.
Iâ€™m one of those people who thinks that we can be more productive when we partner and work together to get things done, even in government. For a number of years Pierce CONNIE LADENBURG County, University Place and Lakewood have had a Master Plan for the Chambers Creek properties. We are going through a public process right now to plan for the next 10 years. This has involved a number of meetings with jurisdiction staff as well as a number of public meetings. Together all of us will work to accomplish the vision of tomorrow for this jewel in our communities. The three jurisdictions are also working together to complete the trail system in Chambers Creek Properties from the existing golf course and park area, around the treatment facility and up Chambers Creek Canyon. This is an interlocal agreement with joint funding and planning. Results; another shining jewel in the making. Another example of partnership is in the area of social services. I have reported in previous columns about our homeless problem. This crosses all age groups including young adults. The City of Tacoma and Pierce County have pooled resources to develop an approach to address this population. It will include a young adult shelter and drop-in center for 18-24 year olds, and a crisis residential center for youth 12-17, for those children who are out of their homes and need immediate care until DSHS can find more permanent homes for them. Both the city and county saw a growing need for both of these populations and stepped up to work together to get it done. The Mayor of Tacoma, Marilyn Strickland, has brought together the mayors of a number of cities plus some County Council members to work on homelessness. Together we have been working on legislation that will help fund programs that all of us can benefit from in our communities to help house those without homes. I believe that we will continue to emphasize the
8IBUIBQQFOTOPX By Katie Ladenburg
With the change of presidency, Donald Trump plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Many are concerned as to what will happen after this repeal, especially those who have received KATIE LADENBURG health coverage directly because of this law. The ACA, commonly known as Obamacare, set out to do three main things. It affected what types of health care products you could buy, how you could buy them, and when you could purchase those products. On March 23, 2010, when former President Barack Obama was in office, he stated at the bill signing, â€œThe core principle, that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care.â€? Did Obamacare do what it set out to do? Depends who you ask. The common answer is that it is still unfolding. But with more than 50 repeals from the Republican-controlled Congress passed since its signing, the ACA has become the most divisive piece of legislation during Obamaâ€™s tenure. Health coverage in the United States is often criticized for being overly complicated and exorbitantly expensive. Healthcare is not treated as a right, but rather a privilege, one granted to those who are healthy, and wealthy enough to afford it. The ACA attempted to address these issues. One of the principle benefits to the passage of the ACA was a sizable expansion to Medicaid. Currently, Washington receives nearly $6.9 billion from the federal government for Medicaid. For those in or near poverty, Medicaid is a blessing, but it is not without its problems. Those on Medicaid often have a very limited resource of doctors. Many do not accept Medicaid, due to its payouts being much lower than other forms of insurance. The ACA addressed those not eligible for Medicaid by the use of tax subsidies. These subsidies ease the burden of purchasing health insurance.
But with rising premiums, and tax credits not rising at equal levels, many find themselves choosing cheaper options. Of middle-class Americans, about 70 percent have purchased into silver level, or mid-tier, coverage. It is projected that this number will fall to around 66 percent because of these rising premiums. Other countries, such as Canada, use a two-tier system for health coverage. Canadaâ€™s government-funded, single payer healthcare system provides basic health care for all citizens. They also utilize a second tier, available to those who can pay for it, that allows for additional care, better quality, or faster access. Their system differs from ours, as it is not a forprofit enterprise, which negates the industry from focusing on their bottom line. Another core feature to Obamacare is to allow those with pre-existing conditions to not be denied coverage. If Trump and Congress repeal Obamacare, we may return to a time in which those who sought coverage after becoming pregnant could be denied. Those with serious illness, like cancer, could be removed from their coverage because their medical expenses are too great for the insurance company covering them. With a looming repeal, the 22.8 million people who have enrolled in health care through the ACA are now at risk at being without some sort of coverage again. Without a replacement in the works, repealing the Affordable Care Act will effectively revert laws to those that existed prior to its passage. This would include a significant loss in federal funds for Medicaid. Funding for Planned Parenthood will also likely be diminished. There is large support for the defunding of Planned Parenthood because of the misconception that it is primarily an abortion clinic. However, it provides numerous services, including walk-in visits for free birth control for men and women, free STD tests, and free cervical and breast cancer screening. Where does this leave the disenfranchised? It leaves them with very little resources to receive health care. Often, those without adequate coverage or no income will resort to emergency room
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By Connie Ladenburg
importance of the cross-jurisdictional approaches so we are not just moving the homeless from one community to the next. This will undoubtedly take a lot of time so more to come on this. All governments are concerned about and involved in some capacity with public health. The responsibility of public health usually lies within the jurisdiction of a county. Once again our government leaders felt that our residents would be better served by joint efforts. A number of years ago Tacoma and Pierce County joined forces to jointly fund the health department calling it Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD). TPCHD is overseen by a Board of Directors. The Board is made up of city council and county council members plus the county executive. The TPCHD works and serves all of Pierce County. There is a representative from the cities and towns organization as well as a doctor appointed by the Medical Society to bring a medical perspective to our work at the board level. In the early 2000s Tacoma decided to build a downtown convention center. It was decided to make it a regional convention center. Two reasons rose to the top of that decision. One, it would draw conventions from outside our area and require the use of hotels in our various communities. Two, conventioneers (tourists) would be attracted to our local community assets; restaurants, parks, theaters, museums, etc. We formed a Public Facilities District (PFD) made up of the cities of Tacoma, Fife, Lakewood, University Place and Pierce County. This designation enables us to rebate part of the state sales tax back to the PFD to pay the bonds for the Center. The PFD has a board with representatives from each of those jurisdictions to review the budget and operational reports and relay the information back to our councils. These are just a few examples of how we are working together. I have a favorite saying that I use from someone I highly respect. â€œApart we are smart but together we are brilliant.â€? I donâ€™t know if we are quite brilliant but we are trying to get there. There is an additional ending to that saying,â€?â€Śand life is good!â€? That is the ultimate end that we are trying to achieve for those that we serve. Connie Ladenburg is a member of the Pierce County Council.
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PUYALLUP TRIBAL IMPACT Supporting the Economic Growth of Our Community
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Federal, regional, state and local leaders gathered with the Puyallup Tribal Council to officially cut the ribbon on the Tribe’s new state-of-the-art Salish Cancer Center (SCC) in the spring of 2015. Joining in on the event were (back row from left): former Fife Mayor Tim Curtis; former Congressman Norm Dicks and Puyallup Tribal Council Vice-Chairman Larry LaPointe; (front row from left) Puyallup Tribal Council Members Marguerite Edwards and Sylvia Miller; Puyallup Vice-Chairwoman Roleen Hargrove; Senator Maria Cantwell; Puyallup Chairman Bill Sterud; Gov. Jay Inslee; then Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen; Congressman Denny Heck; and Puyallup Tribal Council Members David Bean and Tim Reynon.
The most urban of Native American tribes, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians continues to be a critical component of the South Sound economy. As Pierce County’s sixth largest employer, a donor to a broad range of charitable organizations, and a major funder of housing, roads, education and environmental projects, the Puyallup Tribe stands as a model for taking care of not only its
own membership, but sharing its wealth among the broader community as well. The Puyallup Tribe is one of the largest employers in Pierce County. With a payroll of more than 3,100 people who work in the Tribe’s businesses, government, economic development corporation, school, and health and housing authorities – approximately 70 percent of whom are non-Native –
employees enjoy competitive wages and benefits. In 2015 the Tribe spent more than $491 million. This spending supports communities by providing good wages and generous benefits to individuals, and through purchases of goods and services from local suppliers, vendors, contractors, construction companies and more.
From sponsoring local charities, non-profit organizations, social welfare projects and events that may otherwise suffer or cease to exist, to protecting the environment, funding crime prevention, city improvement projects and healthcare, the Tribe maintains its commitment to honoring its destiny as “the generous people,” the meaning of the Tribe’s very name “Puyallup.”
PUYALLUP TRIBE SUPPORTS AREA NON-PROFITS Spirit of 12 Partners, Toy Rescue Mission, Emergency Food Network, Northwest Harvest, Toys for Tots and Tahoma Indian Center all gifted with major donations During the 2015 fiscal year, the Puyallup Tribe contributed more than $2.5 million from its charity and general funds into the local community with donations to various key charities and organizations. These generous donations will go a long way in helping these organizations to continue their vital efforts in the communities they serve. “It is truly humbling to know that there are so many people in need,” said Puyallup Chairman Bill Sterud. “I feel immense joy in us having the ability to take care of those who need it most. We, as tribal members, know what it is like to grow up with nothing. It gives us all great joy to make someone’s Christmas happier than it would have been otherwise.” “The donations we made ensure the vitality of the people in our community,” said Puyallup Vice Chairwoman Roleen Hargrove. “It is critical to ensure families and community members, suffering from long or short-term setbacks, that they have resources available to get them moving forward in life. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is not unfamiliar with difficult times. We relied on the support of our community organizations not long ago and it is of great honor that we, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, are able to pay it forward.” SPIRIT OF 12 – PARTNERSHIP WITH SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Founded in 2004, the Spirit of 12 Partners program embodies the Seattle Seahawks’ commitment to the Pacific Northwest community and its fans. The Puyallup Tribe gifted the Spirit of 12 Partners with $550,000 to help it continue its mission. This gift to the Spirit of 12 Partners is the largest since its inception in 2004. At every home game, Pacific Northwest youth service organizations partner with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Seahawks fans to raise funds for kids’ programs. These non-profit partners include YMCA of Greater Seattle, Treehouse (for foster children), Rainier Scholars, Boys & Girls Club of Washington State Association and Camp Fire Snohomish County. As Spirit of 12 Partners, members of community-based nonprofits distribute the Seahawks Gameday Magazine, keeping 100 percent of the proceeds that are then matched by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. In 2014, more than $527,000 was raised in the Spirit of 12 Partners program and more than $3 million in total funds since 2004. Grant programs advance the areas of arts and culture, poverty alleviation, economic relief, education and scientific research. “In the old days, in our aboriginal language, we were known as the S’Puyalupubsh, meaning ‘generous and welcoming behavior to all people (friends and strangers) who enter our lands,’ said Vice Chairwoman Hargrove. “It is with great pride, and boundless excitement, that the Puyallup Tribe of Indians will be supporting the Seattle Seahawks Spirit of 12 program. We hope that our donation of $550,000 is able to advance community programming and create innovative opportunities for children and families throughout our state. The Spirit of 12 program not only generates diverse outlets for personal success, but continues to advance the human spirit. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians humbly thanks the Seattle Seahawks for their steadfast efforts, friendship, and dedication to our community. GO HAWKS!!” TOY RESCUE MISSION Tacoma’s Toy Rescue Mission received $100,000 for its work
to refurbish and recycle gently used toys for disadvantaged children and seniors in care facilities while providing meaningful volunteer opportunities for the young at heart. Not only does the Mission make birthdays, Easter and Christmas bright for children and seniors, its way of recycling toys is environmentally friendly too. At Christmas time, the mission typically serves more than 125 families a day starting around Dec. 2. In total last year, the mission served 11,152 children and seniors, 7,000 of those in December alone. The mission provides for children’s birthdays throughout the year and is at its busiest at Christmas, Easter and back-to-school time. Serving the South Sound for more than 20 years, the Toy Rescue Mission is nearly 100 percent volunteer run and receives no state or federal funding, nor is it affiliated with DSHS or any other state agency. Toy Rescue Mission Director and Board President Martha Davis said the Tribe’s donation is the largest one the Mission has ever received, and she was floored to receive it. “I was in a state of shock to be honored in such a way that I can continue serving the children of Tacoma,” she said. That the donation came at Christmastime, the Mission’s busiest time of year, is the icing on the cake. “We have already served nearly 900 families in eight days and I still have until Dec. 23. I wonder each day how many families will be coming in and if I have enough stuff, and now I don’t have to say no.” NORTHWEST HARVEST A longtime supporter of Northwest Harvest, the Tribe gave $50,000 to this organization, in keeping with generous donations of years past. Northwest Harvest is Washington’s own statewide hunger relief agency. Its mission is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Northwest Harvest’s vision is that ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. “We are so grateful for our ongoing partnership with the Puyallup Tribe in feeding hungry people statewide,” said Northwest Harvest CEO Shelley Rotondo. “Their most recent gift of $50,000 at Home Team Harvest puts the Tribe’s total contributions to Northwest Harvest at more than $1 million, which is over four million meals since 2005. With their ongoing commitment to strengthening the community, the Tribe’s most recent generous grant shows respect and concern for all of our neighbors in need. This is especially helpful since the demand for nutritious food continues to grow at a time when donations are down, yet one in five children in Washington are at risk of going hungry. The Tribe’s gift truly makes it possible for us to work toward our goal of ending hunger.” TAHOMA INDIAN CENTER Tahoma Indian Center received $100,000 to enhance its services to assist Native individuals to overcome their barriers to permanent housing, employment and self-sufficiency in a loving, protective environment. A program of Catholic Community Services, the Center serves 1,100 Native people a year free of charge, including serving 50-55 midday meals five days a week. It provides individualized and tailored case management to assist in accessing
support resources, offers free laundry facilities and acts as a mailing address for more than 250 people. Native cultural and spiritual ceremonies and social activities are held there as well. Through the Bridges Village housing program, 10 permanent and supportive housing units are available for Native families who have experienced homelessness. Among the many ways in which the donation will be used, the Center will expand its housing search and rent assistance programs, increase staff hours to provide more direct assistance, build a wheelchair ramp and reinforce stair railings (individuals in wheelchairs are currently carried up the stairs). “It’s an awesome, humbling gift. It will really make a huge impact. This donation will allow us to save Native lives,” said Program Manager Steve Gallion. “That’s the most important thing we can do.” EMERGENCY FOOD NETWORK Emergency Food Network (EFN) received $100,000 to assist in its efforts to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry. EFN partners with 73 food banks, hot meal sites and shelters, providing them with food at no cost to them or their clients, which are the homeless, unemployed, working poor, elderly, children and military. EFN maintains an eight-acre farm in the Orting Valley and has just started farming it year round. In 2014, EFN distributed 15.3 million pounds of food and accommodated 1,421,417 client visits, with 6,626 of these visits made by Native Americans. EFN was able to distribute 17 percent more food in 2014 than in 2011, keeping pace with the 11-percent increase in need in the community during that same time period. “It was like Chanukkah and Christmas all rolled into one,” said EFN Executive Director Helen McGovern-Pilant, noting that this donation is the highest EFN has ever received since it began in 1982. “It was totally unexpected, an amazing, generous gift and another way the Tribe reaches out to take care of their neighbors in need.” TOYS FOR TOTS Again this year, the Puyallup Tribe helped Toys for Tots with its blessed mission to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to about 50,000 less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. At Christmastime 2015, the Tribe gifted $50,000 to the Tacoma/Pierce County Toys for Tots effort so that area children would not be disappointed during this most joyful season of the year. Toys for Tots also includes older teenagers who desire more grown-up type gifts but are overlooked by donors focused on young children. “Without the generous donation from the Puyallup Tribe, many kids in specific age groups would not have received gifts this year Christmas morning,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer, the local Toys for Tots coordinator. With the Tribe’s donation added to the support Toys for Tots receives from across Pierce County, the local Toys for Tots mission will continue to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.
For more information about the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, visit www.puyallup-tribe.com.
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weather is tricky, the experts at Willow Tree have your back when it comes to properly establishing and maintaining a healthy garden in your own lawn. â€œHere at Willow Tree Gardens you will find every item necessary for getting a healthy, vigorous garden up and running, from tools and soil on up to amendments, pesticides, animal repellants and so much more,â€? Zimmerman said. Not only do they offer some amazingly varied garden fare, but there is also a wonderful little gift shop where one may score a sweet lamp, jewelry or even lotions and other topicals infused
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Home & Garden
ENGAGE KIDS’ LOVE OF NATURE THROUGH BIRD FEEDING
DITCH THEIR DEVICES AND GET THEM OUTDOORS and observe results. Kids will see plenty more birds visiting and less waste under the feeder. The experiment can help teach kids that not everything low priced is a good deal.
Is it difficult to pry your kids away from their electronic devices to get them outdoors? From tots to teens, today’s kids love their electronics. After all, where could you find anything to compete with the bright sights and sounds of their favorite video game? The answer may be no farther than your backyard and the brightly colored songbirds visiting during warm weather. Interacting with nature helps kids in many ways, from helping them understand science concepts and care for the environment, to lifelong physical and mental health benefits. One of the easiest, most enjoyable ways for children to interact with nature is to feed wild birds right in their backyard. “Feeding birds, planting gardens, anything you do with children that’s nature-oriented helps them understand their connection to the natural world,” says Elaine Cole, president of Cole’s Wild Bird Products. Cole learned her own love of wild birds by feeding them with her father, company founder and birding expert, Richard Cole. Cole’s offers some tips to help engage kids’ love of nature through bird feeding:
Ultimately, feeding wild birds should be fun for families. Here are some types of bird feed that should appeal to children’s interests:
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suet comes in different, convenient forms, like Cole’s Nutberry Suet, and Suet Kibbles, kids will love the idea of serving up a big hunk of fat in the form of a Suet cake. Kids can stick it directly on tree bark and branches, which they’ll find fun!
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seeds. Serving high-quality seed, like black oil sunflower, can help attract songbirds. Learn more about seed mixes and birds who love them.
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bird may get the worm, but birds, such as bluebirds, flickers and nuthatches, prefer a tasty treat like dried mealworms. Kids will get a kick out of filling up feeders with something yucky-looking for their feathered friends.
• Get kids off the couch, ditch their
devices and introduce them to their backyard! Tell children what type of location is best for a birdfeeder, then let them hunt for the spot. Choose a location where a feeder can be seen from indoors (so they can enjoy watching their feathered friends), yet is safe from predators. Let math and critical thinking skills come into play by measuring the distance from the door to the feeder and from the feeder to the nearest shrubs where predators could hide and trees where birds can shelter.
• Take the opportunity to teach the importance of good nutrition - for the child and the bird! Explain how good nutrition helps living creatures stay healthy and energized. Help them understand the nutritional value of food they eat by explaining what birds like to eat and how birds need a healthy diet of nutritious food options like Cole’s Wild Bird Feed to support their health and well-being.
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bugs, grubs and worms, while others prefer berries and some like seed.
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ence the kind of birds that visit. Many types of birds will visit a bowl feeder, and its open shape makes it quick and easy for kids to fill with any type of feed and clean. Giving children the task of filling and cleaning feeders can teach them responsibility and basic life skills, plus they’ll take ownership of the feeder and nurturing backyard birds.
• You can also use bird feeding to help kids understand concepts of finance, including spending their money wisely. Try an
experiment with them; buy a bag of cheap birdseed, fill the feeder and watch what happens. Fewer birds will visit and a mound of waste - the filler in cheap feed - will pile up under the feeder. Then replace the cheap feed with a Cole’s seed mix
“My dad got me hooked on bird feeding by challenging me to identify as many birds at the feeder as possible,” Cole says. “I did the same thing with my kids. My dad recently gave my 10-yearold daughter a birding journal. She loves to identify all the birds she knows and anything interesting about them. “Kids taking part in attracting birds to their backyard is great fun; they’ll love getting out of the house, taking charge of their new feathered friends and they’ll learn a lot of good lessons through the process.”
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THE COTTAGES. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place in the courtyard of The Cottages at University Place. By Daniel Beers For the University Place Press
The Cottages at University Place, a new senior care facility located at 5417 64th St. W., hosted a ribboncutting ceremony on April 12. Surrounded by colleagues from parent company CarePartners, members of the U.P. City Council, Mayor Javier Figueroa, and local business owners, the ceremony was held in front of the facilityâ€™s outdoor courtyard despite the unpredictable weather system. The Cottages at University Place specializes in a form of long-term care called memory care, which handles memory-related maladies such as Alzheimerâ€™s and dementia. The concept was originally developed by Bill Moore from Roundlake Properties and Joe Kilkelly from CarePartners Management Group. The goal was to create a dementia care community that looked more like a home than a barracks. â€œAfter much research of what other communities offered,â€? said Marysusan Iotte, executive director of
CarePartners Living, â€œthey came up with the cottage concept. The three cottages with the expansive courtyard fulfilled their goal.â€? The ceremony was highlighted by a few speeches from leaders of the community and executives of CarePartners. Among them were president and CEO of the TacomaPierce County Chamber Tom Pierson, who also served as the host of the event. Pierson shared some of his own experiences about the challenges of placing a family member into assisted living as well as his appreciation for the new facility tackling an ever-growing need for memory care in the area. Figueroa also spoke, formally welcoming the new facility to the city and sharing some history with attendees about his participation on the Council for Aging. The Cottages at University Place makes a distinction between being an exclusive memory care facility versus just a standard senior care assisted living facility. â€œAlthough assisted living communities may have memory care units on the premises, the two types are not synonymous,â€? said Iotte. â€œMemory care is a distinct
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Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States and the second leading cause in men, but it doesn't need to be. In fact, itâ€™s one of the few cancers that can be prevented by appropriate screening. â€œColonoscopies are life-saving, preventive tests,â€? says Kevin Leung, a gastroenterologist with Digestive Health Specialists who performs colonoscopies at MultiCare Covington Medical Center. A colonoscopy can reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer by more than 50 percent, yet only one-third of adults are getting screened. Because colorectal cancer typically doesnâ€™t have any symptoms, a colonoscopy is the only way to find the disease while itâ€™s still treatable. â€œColorectal cancer discovered early in its course is completely curable, and the only way to do that is to get screened,â€? says Eric Johnson, a colon and rectal surgeon with MultiCare Colon and Rectal Surgery. Starting at age 50, both men and women should get a colonoscopy every 10 years, unless theyâ€™re at high risk for colorectal cancer or have a condition that needs to be monitored. Is the procedure really as bad as its reputation would suggest? In a nutshell, no. Yet fears and misconceptions persist. Here are the top five. 501.:5)4"/%'&"34 1. Colonoscopies arenâ€™t safe â€” and they might hurt. One of the most common concerns people have is that something will go wrong during a colonoscopy. â€œItâ€™s one of the safest procedures that we do,â€? says Johnson. â€œColonoscopies arenâ€™t painful, just inconvenient,â€? says Leung. â€œWith current medications, people are quite comfortable.â€? A colonoscopy is a benign procedure performed in an outpatient setting, and only takes about 20-30 minutes. Most patients are mildly sedated and donâ€™t feel any pain. 2. I'm afraid to get a colonoscopy in case I get diagnosed with cancer. â€œA colonoscopy in no way increases your chances of being diagnosed with cancer,â€? says Leung. â€œBut it can prevent cancer by finding polyps.â€? Although one of the aims of colonos-
copy is to detect colorectal cancer, the primary purpose is to detect polyps â€” small growths on the surface of the colon â€” that could become cancerous. These polyps occur in about 30 percent of the population. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube is inserted into the anus to examine the entire rectum and colon with a viewing scope. If polyps are detected, they are easily removed while the procedure is taking place to prevent cancer from occurring.
cleanse the colon so that even the smallest of polyps can be identified and removed during the colonoscopy. Once upon a time, patients were required to drink a gallon of prep solution the day before the procedure. Today, most patients drink small-volume preps in split doses: one taken the night before and one the morning of the colonoscopy. This approach is much easier on patients.
3. Itâ€™s too embarrassing. Physicians and nurses understand that a colonoscopy is a potentially embarrassing experience for patients, and do all they can to make them comfortable â€” from providing a curtain for undressing, a private room, blankets to stay warm and covered and the ability to select a male or female physician. It can also help to remember that physicians perform thousands of colonoscopies each year and consider the colon the same way they would any other organ.
5. Iâ€™ll have to take a lot of time off work. Most people only need to miss one day of work for a colonoscopy. â€œThe prep time is not usually time you can be productive,â€? says Leung. But, he points out, you can usually wait until the evening to take the first dose of prep solution, so missing work the day before is not usually necessary. The day of the colonoscopy is spent at the clinic and recovering from sedation at home, but there are typically no ill effects from the procedure. Most people return to work the next day.
4. I wonâ€™t be able to drink the prep solution. The purpose of prep solution is to
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Society, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 5 percent for men and 4.5 percent for women. â€œThat doesnâ€™t sound like much,â€? says Leung, â€œBut thatâ€™s a 1 in 20 chance.â€? (&54$3&&/&%50%": MultiCare, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is committed to increasing the screening rate for colon cancer. Getting screened is your best option for early detection, when treatment is most likely to be successful. Together, weâ€™re working toward the shared goal of getting 80 percent of adults (50 and older) screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. .03&*/'03."5*0/ Visit multicare.org/cancer-colorectal for more information about colorectal cancer, prevention, detection and treatments. MultiCare Health System is a not-forprofit health care organization with more than 11,000 employees and a comprehensive network of services throughout Pierce, South King, Thurston and Kitsap counties.
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RAINIERS GO BOOM HOME STAND JUST WHAT TACOMA NEEDED By Josiah Rutledge University Place Press Correspondent
trip home to Cheney Stadium proved to be just what the doctor ordered for the Tacoma Rainiers, as their opening road trip was marred by rain and early-season struggles as they fell three games to one to the Sacramento RiverCats in their opening series of the season. Though it wasn’t quite the fast start the defending Pacific Coast League Northern Division champs had hoped for, they were able to turn it around upon arriving in Tacoma, taking three out of four from the El Paso Chihuahuas in their first home series of the season. The home opener saw top prospect Tyler O’Neill smash the first of what will likely be many home runs at Cheney for the 21-year old outfield phenom (provided the Mariners don’t require his services too soon) en route to a 7-2 victory. The next day was scheduled to be the return of outfielder Boog Powell from his 80-game suspension that had begun in June of 2016. However, that day’s game was rained out, forcing a doubleheader of two, seven-inning games on Thursday, April, 13, the Rainiers’ second such doubleheader of the season. Though right-hander Sam Gaviglio pitched admirably in the first game, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, Tacoma was unable to scratch across even a single run against El Paso right-handers Matt Magill and Phil Maton, who combined for a shutout, saddling Gaviglio with a complete game loss in his season debut. Like the first game of the day, the second also featured a dominant, complete game effort from the Rainiers starter, as Chris Heston spun seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts to silence the Chihuahua bats. Unlike earlier in the day, however, the Rainier offense was able to get it going for a four-run, fifth inning highlighted by RBI doubles from Gordon Beckham, Daniel Vogelbach and DJ Peterson, the last of which drove in both Vogelbach and O’Neill to give Tacoma a 4-0 lead. They were able to scratch across an additional run in the sixth inning behind a walk by Powell and singles by Beckham and Vogelbach, extending the lead to 5-0 and giving Heston enough support to earn him the victory in his Rainier debut and push the club’s record to 3-4. The finale of the four-game set against El Paso proved to be a thriller. A sacrifice fly by O’Neill in the bottom of the first gave the Rainiers a quick 1-0 lead, but El Paso’s Rafael Ortega quickly matched it with an RBI double to score teammate Collin Cowgill, evening the score at 1-1, where it remained as Tacoma’s Dylan Unsworth, Emilio Pagan, Nick Hagadone (a graduate of Sumner High School), Casey Fien, Dean Kiekhefer and Mark Lowe traded zeroes with Dinelson Lamet, Logan Bawcom and Andre Rienzo until the ninth inning. Entering to pitch the bottom of the ninth, El Paso southpaw Keith Hessler struck out third baseman
Zach Shank, but then allowed walks to catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, Powell and Vogelbach sandwiched around a flyout by Beckham. This set up a bases loaded, two-out situation for O’Neill. On a 1-2 pitch from Hessler, O’Neill hit a high pop-up into the middle of the diamond right in front of the pitcher’s mound. Thanks to some miscommunication between Hessler, catcher Rocky Gale and third baseman Cory Spangenberg, along with some fortuitous aid from the winds at Cheney, the ball dropped two feet away from Hessler, allowing Gosewisch, who had been going from the moment bat hit ball with two outs, to score the winning run, giving the Rainiers a walk-off victory. The next day the Rainiers began their three-game series against the Albuquerque Isotopes, as Ryan Weber toed the mound for Tacoma against German Marquez, the No. 69 prospect in baseball and No. 4 in the Colorado Rockies organization, according to MLB.com. Marquez stymied the Rainier offense almost completely, racking up seven strikeouts and allowing just two baserunners. Fortunately, however, his outing was short-lived, as he was replaced after just 3.1 innings by Sam Moll. On the other side of the ledger, Weber didn’t have the flashy strikeout total of his counterpart, fanning just three, but he was just as effective, tossing five scoreless innings. In the sixth inning, Weber was relieved by Dillon Overton (who began his season with the parent club in Seattle before being optioned to Tacoma in order to clear roster space for Tony Zych’s activation from the 10-day disabled list). Overton continued the trend of dominant Rainier pitching, tossing scoreless frames in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. The Rainiers got on the board for Overton in the sixth inning with an RBI single by Vogelbach that scored Powell, and they were able to tack on a second run later in the inning when Ben Gamel’s sacrifice fly scored Beckham. Carrying that 2-0 lead into the ninth inning, manager Pat Listach handed the ball over to veteran closer Jean Machi, who got the job done despite allowing singles to Pat Valaika and Noel Cuevas, giving Overton the win in his Rainier debut. With a chance to clinch their second straight series win, the Rainiers turned to right-hander Chase De Jong, a right-hander who was thrown into the fire in a 13th inning save situation in his Major League debut for the Mariners earlier this season in place of Overton (who was on paternity leave) and eventually allowed a walk-off three-run homer to the Astros’ George Springer. Making his second start for the Rainiers, De Jong was up to the task, striking out six over five innings while allowing nothing but a solo home run to Albuquerque's Mike Tauchman. Possessing a 2-1 lead behind Steve Baron’s 2-RBI single, the Rainiers turned it over to the quartet of Ryne Harper, Nick Hagadone, Mark Lowe and Dean Kiekhefer to close out the victory, while adding a third run in the form of a Beckham solo home run in the eighth.
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Now at 6-4 for the season and having secured their second consecutive series win, the Rainiers went into Monday morning’s game looking to complete the three-game sweep over the Isotopes. To do so, they gave the ball to veteran righthander Christian Bergman. Though his start was actually the worst in terms of ERA among a string of strong outings by Rainier hurlers, he was able to post the first quality start of the season for the club, allowing three runs over 6.2 innings. With Bergman keeping the Rainiers in the game, it was up to the Tacoma offense to win it for them. They were up to the task, scoring four runs, all via the home run, with solo shots from Baron and Gamel in the third and sixth innings, respectively, and a two-run shot by DJ Peterson in the sixth. With a one-run lead going into the ninth, Listach turned once again to closer Jean Machi, who locked down his third save of the season, facing the minimum of three batters. Compared to the opening road-trip, the Rainiers improved both offensively (from scoring 2.3 runs per game to 3.3) and defensively (from allowing 4.0 runs per game to a minuscule 1.1) on their first home stand of the season, during which they posted a 6-1 record to boost their season record to 7-4. Immediately following the sweep of Albuquerque, the Rainiers were back on the road, heading to El Paso to take on the same Chihuahua team against whom they began their home stand. Gaviglio, facing El Paso’s Magill for the second time in as many starts, looked to build upon his strong outing the last time around, but was unable to do so, allowing four runs over 6.1 innings. While the Rainier offense left the yard twice, with Peterson and Beckham each hitting solo shots (their second and third of the season, respectively), they were able to muster only three runs against the Chihuahuas’ combination of Magill, Kevin Quackenbush, Carter Capps (the Padres hurler on a rehab assignment as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery), Bawcom and Maton, falling to El Paso 4-3 and snapping a five-game winning streak. Through the first 12 games of the season, the Rainiers pitching staff has been phenomenal, posting a PCL-best 2.44 ERA, with three rotation members (Heston, Bergman and De Jong) holding ERAs below 3.00. On the other side of the ball, the offense has yet to really get it going, posting league-worst marks in batting average, on-base plus slugging, and runs. The Rainiers will continue their four-game series in El Paso through Friday, April 21, after which they will head to Albuquerque to take on the Isotopes once again, this time in a four-game set. The next game at Cheney Stadium for the Rainiers will be next Thursday, April 27, as they play host to the Sacramento RiverCats for a four-game tilt. Up with the big club: Infielder Mike Freeman, who began the season in Tacoma before being called up to help fill u See RAINIERS / page 14
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Stop LNG Now!
KEEP TACOMA BEAUTIFUL Once upon a time, Tacoma had an ugly reputation for being a dirty city – even giving off its own smell that became notorious as “the aroma of Tacoma.” Adding to this, tourist traffic was low, crime was high, and it seemed that Tacoma didn’t matter because Seattle was just a short drive away. This all changed in recent years, as Tacoma has made a stunning comeback and is now one of the most beautiful and livable cities on the West Coast. Tacoma is back on the map and no one wants to return to those dark and dreary days.
PUYALLUP TRIBE: “NO LNG!” The extinction of salmon throughout Puget Sound is upon us.
Among the more ardent Tacoma boosters is the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, which has been a forward thinking and financially generous leader in keeping Tacoma beautiful. The Tribe’s active protection of this area’s pristine waters, the salmon and all natural resources has benefitted the entire region. The Tribe vigorously opposes the prospect of an LNG plant being sited in the metropolitan Tacoma area. Not only would the plant be placed right on the Tribe’s reservation, it would mar Tacoma’s great scenic beauty, put natural resources at risk and endanger the lives of everyone who lives and works here in the event of a catastrophic LNG accident.
A PLANT WITHOUT A CUSTOMER Pristine waterways next to an industrial complex such as LNG could cause an environmental disaster in the Puget Sound from which we may never recover.
Puget Sound Energy is in the final permitting stages of the proposed LNG plant even though at this point PSE lacks any customers for LNG. The proposal started after the private utility company landed a contract with Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) to provide ships with cleaner-burning LNG rather than diesel, but TOTE has since put those plans on hold, announcing in a news release that the company does not have an exact date for when it will retrofit its ships to use LNG. In other words, PSE wants to build a plant without a customer.
LNG PUTS AREA RESIDENTS IN JEOPARDY Also among its plans, PSE wants to form a for-profit subsidiary to handle the commercial sales of LNG to TOTE and other yet-to-be-determined customers while also storing the LNG for its utility customers to use during extreme weather conditions. Transporting LNG for local ratepayers presents the threat, and the inherent risks, of tanker trucks on our roadways and the potential for gas truck accidents in our neighborhoods or at the plant. Moreover, we would face potential risks to our health, the environment and our wallets for something PSE has yet to prove utility customers need. Thousands of oil train cars enter and leave the Port of Tacoma daily. A train derailment in the river would be catastrophic.
THE HISTORIC DANGERS OF LNG The construction of an LNG plant would require a large capacity natural gas pipeline to be constructed through the heart of the city of Fife, another booming city that lies right on the Interstate 5 corridor through Pierce County. This should deeply concern local residents considering historic on-site accidents that have occurred involving or related to LNG: r On Oct. 20, 1944 in Cleveland, 128 people died when an East Ohio Natural Gas Company’s LNG tank ruptured and exploded. LNG spilled into the city’s sewer system, vaporized and turned into a gas, which exploded and burned.
The I-5 corridor is well known for traffic congestion, which greatly increases the risk of toxic accidents on the highway.
A catastrophic LNG explosion could ignite the entire Port of Tacoma.
r On Oct. 6, 1979 in Lusby, MD a pump seal failed at the Cove Point LNG facility, which released natural gas vapors that settled into an electrical conduit. The gas vapors ignited when a worker switched off a circuit breaker, causing an explosion that killed one worker and severely injured another. r On Jan. 19, 2004 an explosion at Sonatrach LNG facility in Skikda, Algeria killed 27 people and injured 56. Three LNG trains were also destroyed. The massive hydrocarbon gas explosion was ignited when a steam boiler that was part of an LNG liquefaction train exploded near a propane and ethane refrigeration storage site. A report from a U.S. government inspection team cited that a leak of hydrocarbons from the liquefaction process initiated the domino effect of explosions. r On April 7, 2014 a “processing vessel” at a Williams Co. Inc. facility near the small town of Plymouth, Wash., exploded, spraying chunks of shrapnel as heavy as 250 pounds as far as 300 yards. The flying debris pierced the double walls of a 134-foot LNG tank on site, causing leaks. Five workers were injured, and local responders warned that vapors from the leaks could trigger a more devastating, second explosion. A county fire department spokesman said authorities were concerned a second blast could level a 0.75 mile “lethal zone” around the plant.
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Ribbon Cutting at The Cottages
CITY HALL Office Hours: Address: Phone: Fax: Email: Website:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekdays 3715 Bridgeport Way W, Ste B-1 University Place, WA 98466 253.566.5656 253.566.5658 city_hall@CityofUP.com www.CityofUP.com
UP CITY COUNCIL MAYOR JAVIER FIGUEROA JFigueroa@CityofUP.com | 253.682.7379 MAYOR PRO TEM KENT KEEL KKeel@CityofUP.com | 253.878.8041 COUNCIL MEMBER STEVE WORTHINGTON SWorthington@CityofUP.com | 253.565.4855 Grabbing a few minutes of sunshine Wednesday afternoon, City officials helped CarePartners Living cut the ribbon on their newest location, The Cottages in University Place. The facility, located at 5417 64th St. W., offers room for up to 60 residents, 20 in each of three residential cottages. They offer specialized dementia care in a small, cottage environment with all the “bells and whistles” of a larger community. The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce facilitated the event, and Javier Figueroa, Mayor of University Place, along with Council Members Denise McCluskey, Caroline Belleci and Steve Worthington welcomed this newest addition to the University Place business community.
COUNCIL MEMBER KEN GRASSI KGrassi@CityofUP.com | 253.278.1946 COUNCIL MEMBER DENISE MCCLUSKEY DMccluskey@CityofUP.com | 253.878.8039 COUNCIL MEMBER CHRIS NYE CNye@CityofUP.com | 253.878.8042 COUNCIL MEMBER CAROLINE BELLECI CBelleci@CityofUP.com | 253.878.8040
CITY COUNCIL MEETING TIMES PHOTOS BY CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE
MONDAY, MAY 1, 6:30 P.M. Regular Council Meeting
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The City of University Place, led by its Wellness Committee, worked diligently this year to implement educational and behavioral programs for City staff, to further the belief that physical, mental and emotional health are all integral aspects of a happy and healthy work environment. The hard work paid off in the City earning an Association of Washington Cities (AWC) WellCity Award. The WellCity Award, which is presented by the AWC Employee Benefit Trust, recognizes the efforts and accomplishments made by its members who meet their nine best practice standards for employee health promotion. Besides being a real honor, receiving this award grants a two percent discount on 2017 medical premiums for City employees, spouses and dependents. More information about the Association of Washington Cities and the WellCity Awards can be found at awcnet.org.
All items listed are tentative; please refer to the City’s website at www.CityofUP.com for the most up-to-date information. All City Council meetings are held in the Town Hall meeting room, Windmill Village, 3715 Bridgeport Way, at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month. Changes to meeting times and locations are posted at City Hall, University Place Library and at www.CityofUP. com or you may contact the City Clerk’s Office at 253.460.2510.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATES BRIDGEPORT – 19TH TO 27TH Improvements: This project will provide new sidewalks, bike lanes, streetlights and landscaping along both sides of Bridgeport Way between 19th Street and 27th Street. A right turn lane will be provided at the northwest corner of the Bridgeport and 27th Street intersection in front of Walgreens. The water main will be replaced/upgraded. The traffic signal at 27th Street will be upgraded to match the other signals along Bridgeport. Anticipated Completion: April 2017
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A Beautiful University Place is a Gift Beyond Measure The daffodils blooming in the roundabouts, in parks and on street corners, which herald the arrival of spring in University Place, are paid for with donation dollars. They are the reason University Place is ablaze with color at the arrival of Spring. A majority of the beautification projects in U.P. are accomplished through community donations and volunteer work. Attractive bike racks and waste receptacles that line Bridgeport were purchased through donations from citizens we call “Patrons of Beautification.” Patrons are residents who want to see improvements to our community and are willing to share their dollars to help make our city a more beautiful place to live, work and play. Anyone can become a Patron. ALL of the dollars that are received go directly into purchase of supplies and materials for beautification projects that wouldn’t otherwise be covered by the City’s limited resources.
Status: Water main upgrade has been completed; sidewalk, driveway and street patching has been completed; all other work anticipated to be completed within the next couple weeks. 27TH STREET/REGENTS – BRIDGEPORT TO MILDRED/67TH Improvements: This project will provide new sidewalks, bike lanes, streetlights and landscaping along both sides of 27th Street/ Regents Blvd, between Bridgeport Way and Mildred/67th Avenue. The water main along will be replaced/upgraded. A new signalized crosswalk will be installed between Cascade Place and Rochester. Anticipated Completion: May 2017 Status: Water main upgrade has been completed; sidewalks, landscaping, lighting and signal work anticipated to be complete in May. CIRQUE DRIVE – SUNSET TO 83RD Improvements: This project will provide new sidewalks, bike lane and streetlights along the south side of Cirque Drive between Sunset Drive and 83rd Avenue.
PHOTO BY CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE
Over the years donations from Patrons have totaled more than $50,000! Sponsored projects include city-wide plantings of more than 75,000 flower bulbs, the purchase of trash receptacles and bicycle racks, Christmas lighting decorations for Bridgeport and contributions to assist with the art throughout University Place. If you’d like to help beautify
our community, you can! Visit www.CityofUP.com and go to the Sponsorships & Donations tab under the Resident dropdown. From there you can access the forms to donate to Patrons of Beautification projects or Baskets on Bridgeport. Thank you in advance for your continued donations to these amazing community-supported beautification projects!
Anticipated Completion: June 2017 Status: Work began this week.
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JOB OPPORTUNITY The City is pleased to announce its recruitment for three Seasonal Maintenance/Parks Workers. Salary Range: $15.00 - $17.00/hour.
TF Raptor uncases colors at Bagram Airfield
General Functions: Under the direction of the Public Works & Parks Director or his designee, performs manual labor involving general maintenance that may include but is not limited to landscaping, debris clean up, and maintenance of open spaces, parks, facilities, storm drains, and City right of ways. Because of the small size of the City staff, flexibility is expected and each member may perform a wide range of duties. Please visit the City's website at CityofUP.com for a full job announcement and instructions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The City is an equal opportunity employer.
FIESTA ON THE 5TH Make plans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Friday, May 5 right here in U.P. with authentic Mexican fare and thirst-quenching margaritas at these popular restaurants: ȗ El Toro Bridgeport, 3820 Bridgeport Way W. 253.565.2265 ȗ Baja Burrito, 2700 Bridgeport Way W. Suite A 253.351.8888 ȗ Taqueria El Antojo, 5502 Orchard St. W. Suite A5 253.830.3030 Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join you and celebrate close to home while supporting U.P. businesses!
$350 TO RECYCLE YOUR WOOD STOVE Available to first 220 qualified applicants For a limited time, residents of King, Kitsap and Snohomish Counties will receive $350 just for recycling their old wood stove. Eligible devices include wood stoves and inserts of any age, in working order, installed or not. Due to limited funding, this offer is only available to the first 220 qualified applicants. After enrolling, applicants must submit a photo of their old wood stove or insert to be reviewed for eligibility. To learn more and apply, go to: www.pscleanair.org/PugetWSRP Residents of the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone still can take advantage of a separately-offered Wood Stove Program. Visit: www.airsafepiercecounty.org/woodstove for details.
PHOTOS BY CAPT. BRIAN HARRIS
U.S. Army Col. William Ryan, Task Force Raptor commander, Chief Warrant Officer 5 James Hogg, TF Raptor command chief warrant officer, and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brock, TF Raptor command sergeant major, uncase their colors during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 10, 2017. Task Force Victory completed a successful eight-month deployment supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support, and TF Raptor will now provide aviation in support of both. By Capt. Brian Harris The soldiers of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division’s Task Force Raptor officially uncased their colors during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 10, 2017. TF Raptor replaces TF Victor of 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division as they complete their eight-month deployment. “Over the past seven plus months, everywhere we had Coalition troops, everywhere we engaged the enemy and everywhere we provided assistance to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, Task Force Victory was a ubiquitous overhead presence,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. JT Thomson, U.S. Forces Afghanistan deputy commanding general for support. “For friendlies it was comforting, for enemies it was detrimental, and for Afghanistan it was decisive.” In addition to soldiers from 1st CAB, TF Victory was a multi-component organization. “The foundation of this magnificent task force is the 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, but it was augmented by elements of the 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 7th Infantry Division and 10th Mountain Division,” said Thomson. “Also included were National Guard units from Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska as well as Army Reserve units from Colorado, Kentucky and Virginia. Altogether, a truly multi-compo, total Army team.” TF Victory aviators flew 36,000 hours during their deployment. They carried 32,000 passengers, moved 2.8 million pounds of cargo and performed 180 medical evacuations. “With only 111 aircraft covering an expansive and unforgiving operational environment 24/7, the numbers are staggering,” said Thomson. “The fact that this was done safely, efficiently and effectively makes it even more astounding.” In addition to moving passengers, carrying cargo and performing MEDEVACs, TF Victory had hundreds of enemy engagements during their time in Afghanistan. “To our enemies, who opposed us over the past eight months, your resistance will ultimately prove futile as our Task Force Victory aircrews have proven on scores of occasions since we began operating in Afghanistan last year,” said U.S. Army Col. John Cyrulik, TF Victory commander. “You would be wise to consider a different future before we may return to this country at a later date.” TF Raptor worked alongside TF Victory remotely from their home station for months and at Bagram Airfield for weeks to ensure a smooth transition. “The relief in place and transition between Task Force Victory and Raptor has been executed exceedingly well, at echelon, with complete teamwork, transparency and a transferred knowledge of the operating environment, which is already enabling our soldiers and aviators to execute air-
U.S. Army Col. William Ryan, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade commander, speaks to attendees during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 10, 2017. Task Force Victory completed a successful eight-month deployment supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support, and TF Raptor will now provide aviation in support of both. ground operations to the tremendously high standard Task Force Victory set,” said U.S. Army Col. William Ryan, TF Raptor commander. “It is a tremendous honor and privilege today for the soldiers of Task Force Raptor to assume responsibility, and to join and serve alongside all of you and all of our incredible teammates at this important time in the history of our nation as well as here in Afghanistan.” “Already in the fight, we welcome the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Task Force Raptor trades the mountains of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for the mountains of Afghanistan,” said Thomson. “We are all confident that you will bring excellence in air-ground operations as we strengthen the stability and security of Afghanistan.” Like TF Victory, TF Raptor brings together soldiers from all Army components. “The soldiers, leaders and aviators of Task Force Raptor, a proud total Army force of active, Army National Guard and Army Reserve, are absolutely dedicated to providing the most reliable, professional and decisive rotary wing aviation support possible to all supported units over the next seven months,” said Ryan. With the summer fighting season, a time that brings increased violence, fast approaching, TF Raptor begins its mission with the TF Victory team rooting them on from afar. “While many of us would prefer fighting another season alongside our teammates, we take solace in the fact that we are being replaced by Task Force Raptor, an outstanding unit that has been highly trained, superbly equipped, and exceptionally well led,” said Cyrulik.
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April 2017 Senior/Community Center 2534 Grandview Drive West, University Place, WA 98466 253-564-1992 Open M-F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekly Activities Monday
Yoga w/ Denise McCluskey
Tai Chi w/ Claude Kammerzell
Bryana Cross Bean, Attorney
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NEW: Technology tutoring sessions now available by appointment. Get help with your phone, tablet or laptop. Laptops are also available to check out for use at the center during business hours. Call 253-564-1992 for more information.
Seminars, Meetings & Resources Footcare: 1st Wednesdays of the month. Services Provided by Senior Footcare. Appointment line: 253-848-9625. CCP Book Club Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of the Month 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
University Place University Place Chief of Police Mike Blair: Friday, April 7th at 11:30 to 12:00 p.m., will talk to the Seniors about Safety.
April Birthday Celebration: 1st Thursday of the month. FREE birthday cake sponsored by Susan Dale of CarePartners Unique Senior Care Communities
Bryana M. Cross Bean Attorney at Law: Wednesday, April 19th 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.. The discussion will be about Estate planning basics, durable Powers of Attorney.
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system of checks and balances as well as promote accountability and leadership. “If we had a strong mayor leading U.P., taxes would be lower and Town Center would have been done a long time ago,” he said, noting that instead previous councils ran up debt for more than a decade as the project languished. “It should be hard to raise taxes and
limit citizens’ liberties. That’s all B.C., before Chris.” Recent city council members have made steps to prioritize services, most notably the recreation program cuts, balance the budget and pay down the debt as well as tie ongoing expenses to ongoing revenues. Those steps would have happened much sooner, Nye said, if more business owners entered government. “They are problem solvers. They have to problem-solve to survive. Government is not going to change until we change the people in government.”
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visits, because they were unable to receive preventative care. Without a means to pay, the hospital will be forced to foot the bill, and pass those expenses off in the form of increased costs for every patient. Minority groups, such as African, Hispanic, and Native Americans are less likely than Caucasians to receive good health care. They are less likely to be admitted in emergency rooms or triaged than their Caucasian counterparts. Because the care is different, this keeps already marginalized populations a part of the vicious health care disparity cycle. Senior citizens will also be affected by the repeal. It is important to have affordable and quality services for the elderly. Senior citizens usually live off a fixed income, which does not allow change in their expenses. Because of the forprofit nature of the pharmaceutical industry, medications are only affordable when heavily reduced in cost by Medicare or
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in for an injured Jean Segura, has received just six plate appearances for the Mariners, but he’s been productive in them, with a single, two walks, zero strikeouts, and a home run (which came in his first and only start of the season). However, due to the hot hitting of utility man Taylor Motter (slashing .321/.387/.786 on the season with three home runs), Freeman will likely be back to Tacoma upon Segura’s return to the lineup (which is tentatively scheduled for this Friday). On the pitching side, Mar-
Prior to beginning his 20-year career in real estate, Nye served in the U.S. Army, where he commanded a Special Forces Counter-Terrorist Team and was a graduate of the Army Ranger School and Special Force Qualification Course. He later served on the state’s Department of Licensing Task Force 18.85, which reviewed Washington’s law of real estate licensing; was a member of U.S. Congressman Adam Smith’s Technology Advisory Council; and held several positions on real estate and business organizations.
other insurance. If the federal funding of Medicare diminishes because of Trump’s repeal, then these medications will no longer be affordable. Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a clear and comprehensive replacement in place is irresponsible, and downright dangerous. It could literally lead to the deaths of tens of thousands of people due to lack of proper health care. Unless Trump comes up with a solution that addresses the needs of marginalized populations in every state, then we are looking at a grim future for Americans. After all, as a nation, we are only as strong as our most disenfranchised. Katie Ladenburg is currently a graduate student at the University of Southern California, Masters of Social Work Program. Prior to entering the graduate program, she received a bachelor’s of arts degree from The Evergreen State College-Tacoma campus. She plans on becoming a licensed social worker in private practice working with adults, children, and families. She has two daughters and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, tango dancing, and volunteering in the community when she is not busy with her studies.
iner left-hander James Paxton took home American League Player of the Week honors for the week of April 10 with his 2-0 record and 17 strikeouts over 15 scoreless innings during the week. Using his dominant mix of fastball, cutter, and curveball, Paxton has spun 21 scoreless innings to begin the season, the longest such streak to begin the season in Mariner history. After a rough 2-8 start, the Mariners hit their stride with a four-game winning streak before it was snapped by the Miami Marlins’ 8.1 innings of no-hit ball on Tuesday, April 18. Elsewhere on the farm: Mariner righthanded reliever Steve Cishek, recovering from hip surgery, began his rehab
assignment with the Double-A Arkansas Travelers. On Tuesday, April 18, he was re-assigned to Tacoma to continue his rehab. After a rough start, the Travelers are in the midst of a three-game winning streak that has brought their record to 6-6. They’ve been led by the extraordinary pitching of Andrew Moore and Max Povse, who have combined to allow just two runs over 37.2 innings, good for a 0.48 ERA. Infielder Chris Mariscal has torn the cover off the ball for the Advanced-A Modesto Nuts, to the tune of a .389 batting average over his 36 at-bats. Nick Neidert has been excellent on the mound for the Nuts, holding a 2.87 ERA over 15.2 innings.
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start made a big difference.” Since then, Tacoma Narrows Rotary has given more than $100,000 to local students in scholarships for college. University Place Mayor Javier Figueroa will be presenting the awards on behalf of the city. The awards include Rotary Scholarships, PTSA Golden Acorn winners, and many others. This year’s Celebrate Community Event will be highlighted by special keynote speaker Chris Daniels, reporter for KING 5 News. Daniels graduated from Curtis High School and went on to Washington State University. Since then, Daniels has covered stories that range from the Oso landslide to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Daniels was named top reporter in the Western United States by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association in 2015. The event will also hold an interview with Curtis High alum Andrea Geubelle, award winning track and field athlete. Geubelle made a name for herself at Curtis as well as the University of Kansas in the triple jump, the long jump, and the 100-meter dash. After finishing third at the United States Olympic trials in the triple jump event, Geubelle was invited to become a member of the United States team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “This is an opportunity to enjoy community together,” said Saunders, “to give a shout out to those who faithfully serve, to see old friends and make new ones, while encouraging our graduating seniors for their hard work.” Last year, this event raised more than $11,000 to help fund student scholarships. The event will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Curtis Junior High Cafeteria located at 8901 40th St. W. in University Place. Tickets are $25 per person or $200 per table. Lasagna (meat and veggie), along with all the fixings, will be catered. For reservations or information on how to donate to the Celebrate Community Event, contact Dr. Jay Mosser at email@example.com or (253) 564-7317. The Tacoma Narrows Rotary will also be accepting pledges and checks that evening.
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ENTERTAINMENT LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS STOPPARD'S ABSURDIST SPOOF
PHOTOS BY TIM JOHNSTON
DISORIENTED. Left photo: (l to r) Frank Roberts plays Rosencrantz and Paul Richter plays Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern are Dead,” which is showing at Lakewood Playhouse through May 7. Right photo: Nathan Rice as "The Player" (right) makes his apprearence alongside Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. By Dave R. Davison firstname.lastname@example.org
Deep into its 78th season of main stage shows, Lakewood Playhouse has opened a production of Tom Stoppard’s 1966 absurdist comedy, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” The play takes two minor characters from William Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Hamlet” and features them as anti-heroes in a convoluted series of dialogues that deal with various facets of the existentialist conundrum. Having found themselves in a peculiar, limbo-like place, the two seem perplexed as to where they are, who they are and why they are. Via a series of scenarios, colored by humor (ranging from slapstick to highly refined wit), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern exemplify the absurd situation in which modern humanity finds itself: stripped of metaphysical explanations for the existence of the universe, we seem to come out of nothing and return to nothing. In between we grapple with the problem of finding meaning, direction and purpose in our lives. The play can be seen as a very elaborate exploration of Hamlet’s classic proposition that “to be, or not to be” is our main question. Between intersecting with moments from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and dealing with a wandering troupe of tragedians (led by a mysterious character called “the Player”) the two characters become a means to highlight the way
in which art (drama) serves to give our lives a sense of meaning, structure and expectation that is often illusory and misleading. As the old mythologies increasingly lose their potency, our culture seems more and more consumed with various forms of narrative (cinema, television, and other forms of mass media). Stoppard suggests that drama, in increasingly degraded form, is becoming the source for the expectations that we have for our lives. The Lakewood Playhouse production of this complex play is directed by Beau M.K. Prichard and features a stellar cast that includes local talent like Theresa Byrd, Silva Goetz, Shelby Isham, Breann Nicholas and Dayna Childs (as Queen Gertrude.) Dylan Twiner does a swashbuckling version of prince Hamlet while Gabi Marler is beguilingly funny as Ophelia. Ben Stahl and Jennifer Davy will both be familiar to the Lakewood Playhouse audience. Noah Goucher is particularly goofy as the ghost of Hamlet’s father and W. Scott Pinkston plays a rubbery version of Polonius. Many of the above double as members of the group of tragedians. The play is anchored by the talented duo of Frank Roberts (as the tall and jocular Rosencrantz) and Paul Richter (as the intellectual Guildenstern). The two function almost like two halves of a single character. Indeed, within the play, they exhibit confusion as to who is who even between themselves.
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TOP PICK: ‘FASCINATING RHYTHMS IN UNIVERSITY PLACE’ Sat., April 22, 7 p.m. University Place Library Atrium, 3609 Market St., University Place (between 37th St. W. and Bridgeport Way W.) Dance Theatre Northwest presents Fascinating Rhythms – A Community Dance and “Arts Are Education” performance. Guest performer Katherine Rose Neumann, back from New York, will be featured along with DTNW Company members Oceana Thunder and Neil Alexander (pictured here), Madeline Ewer and Philandra Eargle. Dance Theatre Northwest dancers, Junior Dance Ensemble members and guests will be presenting a program of contemporary, ballet, jazz and exciting tap pieces with an accompanying lecture by artistic director and choreographer Melanie Kirk-Stauffer. Highlights include “Fascinating Rhythm,” a Gershwin 1930s-based jazz piece featuring Oceana Thunder and Neil Alexander; “The Reef’,” a contemporary dance fantasy inspired by the glass art work of James Minson now on exhibition at the Tacoma Museum of Glass; and a popular swing style tap piece to Big Band favorite, “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Ages: All ages. Price: The performance is free, handicapped accessible and open to the public. Info: (253) 778-6534 or www.DTNW.org. ‘ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD’ Fri., April 21, 8 p.m. Sat., April 22, 8 p.m. Sun., April 23, 2 p.m. Lakewood Playhouse, Lakewood Towne Center, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood Acclaimed as a modern comedic masterpiece, “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” is the fabulously inventive tale of “Hamlet” as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s bestknown work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of “Waiting for Godot” resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. Presented with “The 15-Minute Hamlet”
– the author continues his association with “Hamlet" by taking the most famous and best loved lines from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and condensing them into a hilarious 13-minute version. This miraculous feat is followed by an encore – a two-minute version! Both shows are Lakewood Playhouse premieres, running through May 7. Ages: All ages. Info: www.LakewoodPlayhouse.org; (253) 588-0042 DARK PLAY OR STORIES FOR BOYS BY CARLOS MURILLO Fri., April 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Pacific Lutheran University, Studio Theatre, 12180 Park Ave S. Nick invents false personas online to “catfish” people. When he invents Rachel and uses that persona to respond to Adam, Nick must create more and more elaborate deceptions that ultimately lead to dark and horrifying consequences. Price:
The show stealer is Nathan Rice who stars as “The Player,” the wry, brilliant and amoral leader of a ragtag troupe of actors that seem doomed to traipse through the limbo world and seek out audiences for their ever more bloody and pornographic performances. The Player is the only character that seems to possess any knowledge of what is going on within the multilevel framework of the play. Note must be made of Blake R. York’s rustic set design and of Rochelle-Ann Graham’s lush costumes. The rust-colored, velvet tunic sported by the Player makes him seem like a piratical pumpkin. Aaron Mohs-Hale’s job of lighting the stage is brilliant. The lighting creates a variety of magical moments, like when the Player presides over a scene of carnage and the whole stage is flooded with blood-red illumination. The evening begins with a lively and comedic rendition of “The Fifteen Minute Hamlet,” which serves to get the audience into a mood for humor and is a quick review of the contours of “Hamlet.” Stoppard’s stage plays are so rich and multilayered that they can withstand multiple viewings. This is a play that is sure to breed new insight upon every reading and viewing. Lakewood Playhouse does justice to the piece with a wellconceived show that is flawlessly performed. “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” runs through May 7. For further information visit www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.
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$5. Info: (253) 535-7150; www.eventbrite.com/e/darkplay-or-stories-for-boys-tickets-26648848423 DRIVE THE BLUES AWAY Fri., April 21, 8-11 p.m. LeMay – America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St. Enjoy live music entertainment, gourmet light bites from Pacific Grill, and samples from local breweries and distilleries - a perfect way to chase away the winter weather blues. Ages: 21+ Price: $30-$65. Info: (253) 7798490; www.americascarmuseum.org GALLERY - DUENDE Fri., April 21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S. Please join the Department of Art and Design as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating artists in the culmination of their degree program. Price: Free. Info: (253) 535-7150; www.plu. edu
MEANINGFUL MOVIES TACOMA SCREENS “RACING EXTINCTION” Fri., April 21, 7-9 p.m. Center for Spiritual Living, 206 N. J St. In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a free public screening of “Racing Extinction” a 90-minute film that depicts the massive die off of species photographed by NatGeo photographer Joel Sartore. Ages: All ages. Price: Free. Info: (206) 948-8309; www.meaningfulmovies.com EXIT LAUGHING Fri., April 21, 7:30 p.m. Sat., April 22, 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 23, 2 p.m. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St. When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Ages: All ages. Price: $24; $22 students, seniors & military; $20 12 and under. Info: (253) 272-2281; www. tacomalittletheatre.com EARTH DAY WETLAND RESTORATION WITH CHB Sat., April 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gog le hi te Wetlands, 1402 Lincoln Ave. The Gog le hi te Wetland is a critical piece of habitat connected to the Puyallup River. It is home to an incredible variety of birds, coyote, river otter and of course our native salmon. Price: Free. Info: (253) 383-2429 FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL Sat., April 22, 11 a.m to 12 p.m.; 2-3 p.m. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave. Dress up in your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea and join us for the most elegant musical ever – Fancy Nancy. Nancy and her pals
Wanda, Rhonda, Bree and Lionel are thrilled to be dancing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Ages: Recommended for all ages. Price: Adult ($15): Senior ($13): Student ($13): Military($13): Child 12 & under ($12) Groups of 10 or more ($10) Info: (253) 565-6867; tmp.org/index.php/8543-2 FIRST CREEK NEIGHBORS PORTLAND AVE CLEANUP Sat., April 22, 9 a.m. Portland Avenue Community Center, 3513 E. Portland Ave. It’s Earth Day and our Community Clean up Day. Get to know your Eastside neighbors as we clean up Portland Avenue. All ages are welcome. Parent supervision required. Price: Free. Info: (253) 5915391; www.facebook.com/ events/408620456156365 ARGENTINE TANGO ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS CLASS Sun., April 23, 12-1 p.m. Backstreet Tango, 3505 S. 14th St. The studio was built with the sole purpose of teaching only authentic social Argentine tango. You will learn the basic elements for this wonderful dance by certified professional instructors. Ages: 16 with guardian and up. Price: $10 per class, 8 classes for $40, 10 classes for $70. Info: (253) 304-8296; backstreettango.com ARLO GUTHRIE Sun., April 23, 7:30 p.m. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Son of famous folk singer, and a folk music icon in his own right, Arlo Guthrie returns to Tacoma. He’ll share timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries the torch of the Guthrie family legacy. Price: $29-$85. Info: (253) 591-5894; www. broadwaycenter.org
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ENTERTAINMENT TW PICK OF THE WEEK: VETERAN BREMERTON PUNK BAND
NEUTRALBOY RETURNS TO JAZZBONES ON TUESDAY, APRIL 25. ADDING SUPPORT WILL BE THE PLOT THICKENS AND STOP DON’T STOP WITH MUSIC STARTING AT 9 P.M. THIS IS A FREE SHOW; WWW.JAZZBONES. COM.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
UP FOR ARTS ANNOUNCES FINAL SPRING ARTS AND CONCERTS EVENT
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
REAL ART TACOMA: Cheap Sweat, Stamps, Sprism, Mop (alternative) 8 p.m., $7, AA
JAZZBONES: Captain Morgan Loco Nut launch party with DJ Indica Jones (DJ) 9 p.m.
B SHARP COFFEE: “Something to Tell” (story telling open mic) 7 p.m., NC, AA G. DONNALSON’S: Bill & Denny’s Little Big Band (jazz, blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Sonic Funk (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Champagne Sunday and Kim Archer (pop, folk, blues, soul) 9 p.m., $10 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LIFT BRIDGE COFFEE: Squeak & Squawk fundraiser with Pig Snout, Trees and Timber, Coma Figura, Scorn Dog (indie-rock, power pop) 6 p.m., $7, AA LOUIE G’S: Midnight Rambler, Body Electric (Rolling Stones, Rush tribute) 8 p.m., $10, AA MARKEE (OLD TOWN): The Unassuming Beekeepers (acoustic, bluegrass, country, rockabilly) 7 p.m., NC, AA STONEGATE: Quickie (pop-punk, power-pop) 8 p.m. in loft; The True Romans (rock covers) 9 p.m. in main showroom, NC THE SWISS: The Covers (rock covers) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: Kyle Kinane (comedy) 7:30, 10:30 p.m., $22-$29, 18+ early show UNCLE SAM’S: Cloneapalooza tryouts (rock) 8 p.m. THE VALLEY: Super Dub Family Jam, Stay Grounded (reggae, rock) 9 p.m., $5
DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Jazz and blues open mic, 5 p.m., NC, AA NEW FRONTIER: Bluegrass jam, 4 p.m., NC REAL ART TACOMA: One Tribe Movement (folk) , 7 p.m. THE SPAR: New Rhymatics (blues, soul, R&B, vintage country) 7 p.m., NC THE SWISS: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 5 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: The Dope Show (comedy) 8 p.m., $14.20$24.20
MONDAY, APRIL 24
G. DONNALSON’S: Jazz and blues open mic, 5 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke (live band karaoke) 7 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Michael Langdon (acoustic jam) 8 p.m., NC THE SWISS: Chuck Gay (open mic) 7 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Graduation Show (comedy) 7:30 p.m., $10-$16, 18+
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3, AA DAVE’S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (blues, rock) 7 p.m., NC DAWSON’S: Billy Stoops (acoustic jam) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: James Haye (blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Neutralboy, The Plot Thickens, Stop Don’t Stop (punk, alternative) 9 p.m., NC METRONOME: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., NC, AA NORTHERN PACIFIC: Stingy Brim Slim (blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA ROCK THE DOCK: Dustin Lefferty (open mic) 8 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: New Talent Tuesday (comedy) 8 p.m., NC, 18+
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
REAL ART TACOMA: Lobsana, Wells, Horse Grenades, Animal Backwards (indie-rock, synthpop) 7:30 p.m., $7, AA
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
JAZZBONES: Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Susan Jones (comedy) 8 p.m., $15-$20
B SHARP COFFEE: T-Town Blues Revue with John Hodgkin (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA G. DONNALSON’S: Bill & Denny’s Little Big Band (jazz, blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Sonic Funk (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Spawnbreezie (reggae, pop) 9:30 p.m., $15-$20 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G’S: Hookerfist, Lithium (Tool, Nirvana tribute) 8 p.m., $10, AA METRONOME: Russell James Pyle (singer-songwriter) 7 p.m., NC, AA PACIFIC BREWING: Angie Lynn (acoustic, singer-songwriter) 7 p.m., NC, AA THE SPAR: Twang Junkies (country) 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Rikkha, Prize Fighters, White City Graves, Crown Villains (rock) 8 p.m. in loft, $8; S.O.B., Sandra Lopez (classic rock) 9 p.m. in main showroom, NC THE SWISS: Strangely Alright, Limberlost, The Revolving Bullets (alternative, power-pop) 9 p.m., $8 TACOMA COMEDY: Kyle Kinane (comedy) 7:30, 10:30 p.m., $22-$29, 18+ early show UNCLE SAM’S: Benefit show, 8 p.m. THE VALLEY: Deathbed Confessions, Redeem the Exile, Sweater for an Astronaut (metal) 9 p.m., $5
DAWSON’S: Linda Myers Band (R&B, blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: James Haye (blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA NEW FRONTIER: Open mic, 8 p.m., NC NORTHERN PACIFIC: Open mic, 7:30 p.m., NC, AA STONEGATE: Leify Green (open mic) 8 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
B SHARP COFFEE: Elliot Turner and the Ground Up Trio (jazz jam) 8 p.m, NC, AA DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Rod Cook (blues) 7 p.m., AA JAZZBONES: Ladies Night with DJ Indica Jones (DJ) 8 p.m., NC women, $5 men KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G’S: Roni Lee with Jerry Battista, The Davanos, Wasted on the Way (rock) 7:30 p.m., $10, AA REAL ART TACOMA: The Madd Hammers, Bad Idea, One More (rock) 8 p.m., $7, AA TACOMA COMEDY: Steve Trevino (comedy) 8 p.m., $10-$16, 18+
SIREN SONG. Soprano Leischen Moore will perform musical favorites at the April 28 UP for Arts Spring Concert at UP Civic/Library Atrium.
The “Sound of Music” and other musical favorites will fill the air in the final performance of UP for Arts Spring Arts & Concerts series on Friday, April 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the UP Civic/Library Atrium located at 3609 Market Square (36th and Bridgeport). Soprano Leischen Moore, well known for her musical theater roles, will perform “From Gold to Platinum” including songs from the golden era of musicals including “The Sound of Music” as well as hits from “Shrek” and “The Little Mermaid” accompanied by pianist Terry O’Harra. Beautiful stained glass and ceramic creations by featured artist Ruth Doumit will
also be displayed. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students and free for members. Tickets available at the door. For more info, visit www. upforarts.org. DINNER AND A SHOW Make the evening even more special with dinner beforehand at Grassi’s Ristorante, located at 2811 Bridgeport Way West. Place your order between 4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. and you are guaranteed to make the show. Grassi’s will also donate 20 percent of your purchase on concert nights to UP for Arts. Half price wine and dessert also available after the performance.
GUIDE: NC = No cover, AA = All ages, 18+ = 18 and older
PIERCE COUNTY COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER GROUP SEEKING A
SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER PCCNG, Pierce County’s community news leader, is seeking a Sports Photographer with a great eye for capturing live game action at games, practices and events in Pierce County. Experienced photographers preferred. REQUIREMENTS: 1-2 years experience taking sports photos. Must have professional equipment, reliable transportation and ability to travel to sports event locations. The ideal candidate is a self motivated, outgoing individual with a positive attitude. They should be able to work evenings and weekends, be willing to work outdoors in various weather conditions, and be able to stand, bend, kneel for prolonged periods of time. Please send your resume and photography examples to firstname.lastname@example.org. PHOTO COURTESY OF RUTH DOUMIT
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POTTER. Art by Ruth Doumit will be featured at the UP for Arts event April 28.
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IN THE PUYALLUP TRIBAL COURT PUYALLUP INDIAN RESERVATION TACOMA WASHINGTON Case No: PUY-CV-PR-2016-0101 IN RE ESTATE OF: FAYE ALICE WRIGHT, Decedent. PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the administrator named below has been appointed Administrator of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable stature of limitations, present the claim in writing , with proper vouchers, in the manner as provided in Puyallup Tribal Code, Ch. 8.04, Subchapter 9, by serving on or mailing to the Administrator or the attorney for the Administrator at he address stated below, a copy of the claim, and the filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within ninety (90) days after the date of first posting of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this timeframe, the claim is not barred until the Final Account is filed. Name of Decedent: Fay Alice Wright Date of Death: December 6, 2015 Decedent’s Resident Address: 2805 East Holm Road, Fife, WA 98424 Date of First Posting: March 13,2017 Administrator: Donald George, Jr. Attorney for the Personal Representative: Charles R. Hostnik Address for Mailing or Service: Anderson Hostnik PLLC, 6915 Lakewood Drive West, Suite A-1, Tacoma, WA 98467-3299 Court of Probate Proceedings: Puyallup Tribal Court Case Number: PUY-CV-PR-2016-0101 DATED this 13th day of March, 2017 ANDERSON HOSTNIK PLLC Charles R Hostnik, WSBA #10834 Attorney for Donald George, Jr., Administrator Of the Estate of Faye Alice Wright
Case Style: CIVIL Case Number: PUY-CV-CUST-2017-0054 Nature of Case: CUSTODY YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to appear and respond to the Civil Complaint/Petition filed by the above named Petitioner in the Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, located at 1451 E 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. A(n) INITIAL Hearing is scheduled at the abovenamed Court on June 13 , 2017, at 2:30 p.m. You must respond in writing to the civil complaint/ petition within twenty (20) days after the date of the first publication of this summons. You must serve a copy of your written answer on the Petitioner and file with this Court an affidavit of service. Failure to file a written response may result in a default judgment entered against you. The parties have the right to legal representation at their own expense and effort. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. Copies of the Civil Complaint/Petition and this Summons are available at the Court Clerk’s Office located at 1451 E. 31st St., Tacoma, WA 98404. If you have any questions, please contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (253) 680-5585.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF PIERCE CASE NUMBER: 16-2-11183-7 SUMMONS CIT BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, Vs. EVELYN NETTLETON, an individual; THE LINKS AT NORTHSHORE CONDOMINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIATION, an association; and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any legal or equitable right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, adverse to Plaintiff’s title, or any cloud on Plaintiff’s title to the Property, collectively designated as DOES 1 through 50, inclusive. Defendants.
NO. PUY-CS-CS-2016-0059 Summons in a civil action And notice of hearing IN THE PUYALLUP TRIBAL COURT PUYALLUP INDIAN RESERVATION TACOMA, WASHINGTON Jennifer Taylor Petitioner, v. Giana Abbott Respondent,
TO: EVELYN NETTLETON
The petitioner filed a child support (civil) action against you in the above named court. In order to defend yourself, you must file an answer by stating your defense in writing and filing it with the court and serving a copy on the petitioner within twenty (20) days after the day you received notice of this hearing. If you fail to respond, a DEFAULT JUDGMENT may be entered against you without further notice to you. A default judgment is a judgment granted the Petitioner for what has been asked in the Petition. This Summons in issued pursuant to Section 7.24.090(4.08.100) of the Puyallup Parental Responsibility Act. NOTICE OF HEARING: A hearing on the petition is set for June 14th, 2017at 9:45 am at the Puyallup Tribal Court. Dated April 12, 2017 Kasandra Gutierrez Clerk of the Court Puyallup Tribal Court 1451 East 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404 (253) 680-5585
A lawsuit has been started against you in the aboveentitled court by plaintiff. Plaintiff’s claims are stated in the written Complaint, a copy of which is served upon you with this Summons. In order to defend against this lawsuit, you must respond to the Complaint by stating your defense in writing, and serve a copy upon the understanding attorney for the Plaintiff within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, excluding the day of service , if served in the in the State of Washington, or within sixty (60) days after the service of this summons, excluding the day of service, if served outside the State of Washington, or if you are a United States government defendant, or a default judgment may be entered against you without notice. A default judgment is one where plaintiff is entitled to what is asks for because you have not responded. If you serve a notice of appearance on the undersigned attorney, you are entitled to notice before a default judgment may be entered.
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a petition has been filed asking the Court to appointed the above named Petitioner(s) to be guardian(s) for C., M, a minor child under PTC 7.12 (Guardianship of Minors Code). YOU ARE SUMMONED to appear at a guardianship hearing in this Court on the Puyallup Indian Reservation at: DAY: MONDAY DATE: May 22nd , 2017 TIME: 10:30 AM LOCATION: 1451 EAST 31ST ST., TACOMA, WA 98404 The guardianship hearing is private and closed. Only those persons the Court finds to have a legitimate interest in the proceedings may attend. The Court will hear testimony to determine whether guardianship is in the best interest of the child and the Tribal community. The Court will consider all guardianship reports submitted for review. All parties shall be given the opportunity to contest the factual contents and conclusions of the guardianship reports. Any party may file recommendations regarding the guardianship with the Court at least 10 calendar days before the hearing. You also have the following rights before the court: 1. The right to be present before the court; 2. The right to present written and oral testimony; 3. The right to subpoena witnesses; 4. The right to submit relevant evidence to the Court for consideration; 5. The right to counsel at your own expense and effort; the court has a list of attorneys who are to practice before the Puyallup Tribe; and 6. The right to appeal a final decision in this matter. If you do not appear at the hearing or file a written response to the petition within 20 days from the date if this notice, the Court may enter an order in your absence. PTC
WHEN A PARTY AGAINST WHOM A JUDGMENT IS SOUGHT FAILS TO APPEAR, PLEAD, OR OTHERWISE DEFEND WITHIN THE TIME ALLOWED, AND THAT IS SHOWN TO THE COURT BY A MOTION AND AFFIDAVIT OR TESTMONY, THE COURT MAY ENTER AN ORDER OF DEFAULT AND, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE TO THE PARTY IN DEGFAULT, ENTER A JUDGMENT GRANTING THE RELIEF SOUGHT IN THE COMPLAINT. Copies of the Petition and this Summons are available at the Court Clerk’s Office located at 1451 E. 31st St, Tacoma, WA 98404 If you have any questions, Please contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (253) 680-5585
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v. JB Jamal Island Respondent, The petitioner filed a child support (civil) action against you in the above named court. In order to defend yourself, you must file an answer by stating your defense in writing and filing it with the court and serving a copy on the petitioner within twenty (20) days after the day you received notice of this hearing. If you fail to respond, a DEFAULT JUDGMENT may be entered against you without further notice to you. A default judgment is a judgment granted the Petitioner for what has been asked in the Petition. This Summons in issued pursuant to Section 7.24.090(4.08.100) of the Puyallup Parental Responsibility Act. NOTICE OF HEARING: A hearing on the petition is set for June 14, 2017 at 9:15am at the Puyallup Tribal Court. Dated April 12, 2017 Kasandra Gutierrez Clerk of the Court Puyallup Tribal Court 1451 East 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404 (253) 680-5585
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF PEIRCE
THIS SUMMONS is issued pursuant to Rule 4 of the Superior Court Civil Rules of the State of Washington.
CASE NUMBER: B31809-1 SUMMONS ONEWEST BANK N.A., Plaintiff, Vs. RICHARD W. SWITZER, an heir; RHONDA J. SWITZER, an heir; BRYAB C. SWITZER, An heir; ALFRED L. SWITZER, an heir; ESTATE OF SANDRA J. SWITZER, an Estate; UNKNOWN HEIRS OF SANDRA J. SWITZER, individuals; and all others persons Or parties unknown claiming any legal or equitable right , title, estate, lien, or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, adverse to Plaintiff’s title, or any cloud on Plaintiff’s title to Property, collectively designed as DOES 1 through 50, inclusive. Defendants. To: RICAHRD W. SWITZER A lawsuit has been started against you in the above –entitled court by plaintiff. Plaintiff’s claim is stated in the written Complaint, a copy of which is served upon you with this Summons. In order to defend against this lawsuit, you must respond to the Complaint by stating your defense in writing, and serve a copy upon this person signing this Summons within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons if served in the State of Washington, or within sixty (60) days if served outside the State of Washington or if you are a United States government defendant, excluding the day of service, or a default judgment may be entered against you without notice. A default judgment is one where plaintiff is entitled to what it asks for because you have not responded. If you serve a notice of appearance on the undersigned person, you are entitled to notice before a judgment may be entered. You may demand that the plaintiff file this lawsuit with the court. If you do so, the demand must be in writing and must be served upon the person signing this summons. Within 14 days after you served the demand, the plaintiff must file this lawsuit with in the court, or the service on you of this Summons and Complaint will be void. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any may be served on time. THIS SUMMONS is issued pursuant to Rule 4 of the Superior Court Civil Rules of the State of Washington. Dated 31,2017 Respectfully Submitted, MALCOLM*CISNEROS, A Law Corporation Nathan F Smith , WSBA #43160 Stephen M Lewis, WSB #47173 Attorneys for Plaintiff MALCOLM*CISNEROS, A Law Corporation2112 Business Center Drive Irvine, California 92612 Phone: (949) 252-9400 Fax: (949) 252-1032
NO. PUY-CS-FC-2017-0012 Summons in a civil action And notice of hearing
You may demand that the Plaintiff file this lawsuit with the court. If you do so, the demand must be in writing and must be served upon the person signing this Summons. Within 14 days after you served the demand, the Plaintiff must file this lawsuit with the court, or the service on you of this Summons and Complaint will be void. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be served on time.
TO: Melody Brown Case Name: C.,M Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2017-0001 Nature of Case: guardianship of a Minor Child
NOTICE PURSUANT TO DEFAULT JUDGMENT
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