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Entries from November 2010

Holiday arts & crafts sale at Ravenna-Eckstein this Saturday

November 29th, 2010 by hillaryu

You’re invited to shop for unique hand-crafted holiday gifts while

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Wednesday weather scene

November 24th, 2010 by hillaryu

Here are updates from the Seattle Department of Transportation:

SDOT continues working to prevent freezing on snow routes:

  • Currently the City has 17 trucks with salt spreaders and two flusher trucks deployed.
  • Snow routes are in good condition.
  • There was no significant re-freezing of cleared roadways during the past 24 hours.
  • There are no significant problems on the snow route network.
  • The Alaskan Way Viaduct and the West Seattle High Rise Bridge are bare and dry.
  • Focus is on reopening closed roads. The Seattle Police Department and SDOT are working to review roads currently closed and will update the list online.
  • The City will focus on efforts to prevent re-freezing, address trouble spots on Level 3 routes, and bring more roads off the closed list.
  • Because of the possibility of precipitation today leading to the formation of black ice tonight, some roads will remain closed.
  • 24 hour shifts will continue through Thursday, November 25.
  • Here are some other quick notes:

  • Seattle Schools are closed again today. No school and no activities.
  • No residential garbage, yard waste or recycling pick-ups Wednesday, November 24. If today is your collection day, you can put double the trash out next week.
  • Libraries will be open from noon to 5 p.m. today.
  • Metro Transit is once again running on snow routes.
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    Tuesday's weather challenges

    November 23rd, 2010 by hillaryu


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    Snow around Wedgwood and View Ridge

    November 22nd, 2010 by hillaryu


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    Metro buses on snow routes Monday

    November 21st, 2010 by hillaryu

    Metro just announced (5 p.m.) that all bus service during Monday morning’s commute will be on snow routes.

    The Monday forecast from the National Weather Service indicates that cold temperatures and more moisture could cause snowfall in King County starting in the morning and lasting throughout the day.

    The local forecast includes the possibility of 1 to 2 inches of snow, plus north winds gusting up to 37 mph.

    Check Metro Online at The link is a little confusing, but it shows both transit alerts and, by scrolling down, the snow routes for buses.

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    Friends of the Seattle Public Library holiday sale Saturday

    November 18th, 2010 by hillaryu

    Magnuson Park’s Building 30 will once again be the site of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library’s holiday book sale.

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    7th grader at Eckstein attacked, robbed on his way to school

    November 17th, 2010 by hillaryu

    We’ve just come across a police report that details a frightening encounter between a 7th grade student who attends Eckstein Middle School

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    Seattle grapples with redefining graffiti

    November 11th, 2010 by hillaryu

    It’s the question that always spurs heated conversation. Is graffiti vandalism or art? A recent survey showed Seattle residents are almost evenly divided on the issue. Now, there’s a push to start a photo database to track graffiti and amend the city’s municipal code to include stickers.

    With the help of the nonprofit Common Language Project and communications students at the University of Washington, we take a closer look at the graffiti issue through the eyes of the people tracking it, cleaning it up, and making it.

    Continue reading “Redefining Seattle graffiti laws is a sticky issue”

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    Neighborhood schools score high marks

    November 9th, 2010 by hillaryu

    When Seattle Public Schools released a new ranking of all schools in the district this morning, 3 of the top 12 ended up being right here in the neighborhood.

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    October real estate numbers

    November 6th, 2010 by hillaryu


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