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Entries from January 2011

Hangar 30 events to be chosen by random drawing

January 18th, 2011 by hillaryu

During each quarter of 2012 only one event can be held in Magnuson Park’s Hangar 30 because of permit and occupancy issues. To give each event equal access to the unique space, Seattle Parks and Recreation will be randomly drawing the events. “Only events that are sponsored by non-profit organizations and open to the public, make full use of the space, and are consistent with Magnuson Park’s mission to support arts, recreation, culture and the environment will be considered for the drawing,” the press release states.

Applications (found here) must be filled out and returned by February 28, 2011.

An organization can send applications for a maximum of two events – one event in each of two quarters. Each organization selected will only be allowed one event during the quarter for which they have applied.

At this lottery drawing, organizations will be drawing for the following quarters:
First quarter: January 1 – March 31, 2012
Second quarter: April 1 – June 30, 2012
Third Quarter: July 1 – September 30, 2012
Fourth Quarter: October 1 – December 31, 2012

The drawing will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2011 at the Magnuson Park administrative office on the east side of Hangar 30. The address is 6310 NE 74th St., #109E, Seattle, WA 98115.

If you have questions, please call Charles Ng, Manager of Magnuson Park and Business Resources, at 206-684-8001 or email him at

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Forced entry burglary

January 15th, 2011 by hillaryu

We hear a lot about burglaries where a window or door was left open.  But here’s a case where the thief busted in.  It happened this past Tuesday:

On 1-11-2011at 18:00, I responded to a residential burglary at 3700 NE 75th.   I arrived and contacted. Victim told me that she left her residence at 13:00 and returned at 16:30. She found that her bedroom dresser drawers were dumped on the floor and her earrings were missing. Victim showed me the basement door. The door was forced open, damaging the door frame. The suspect then forced open the stairwell door from the basement into the house. There were pry marks on the door by the latch. The suspect exited out through the basement.

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Snow turns to slush in time for morning commute

January 12th, 2011 by hillaryu

As predicted, the snow has turned to rain, making for a slushy mess on the roads.

Things to know before you go:

Seattle Public Schools are running two hours late. Schools that had previously scheduled early dismissal (Whitman, McClure, Hamilton and Eckstein middle schools and Roosevelt High School) will release students at the regular time.

King County Metro Transit is updating this site with changes to bus service.
King Count Metro (@kcmetrobus) tweeted this alert:

Most Metro service on snow routes Wed AM thru 9 AM due to snowy/slushy roads. Expect some delays. Dress warm.

If today is your garbage day, put those cans out. This in from Seattle Public Utilities:

Residential garbage, recycling, food and yard waste collection is on schedule in the City of Seattle today, Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Due to weather conditions, some routes will be starting and finishing later than usual. Customers could experience pickup times later than usual.

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Woman reports being attacked in Wedgwood

January 7th, 2011 by hillaryu

A police report that’s just been released details a frightening experience for a woman at the northern edge of Wedgwood.  She told police she was attacked in her driveway in the morning hours of December 30 in the 3000 block of NE 95th.  Here’s the full report. 

12/30/2010 at 0700 hrs, the victim was leaving for work. She was loading up her car in her driveway at NE 95 St. All of a sudden she was attacked by 2 unknown persons wearing hooded jackets. She said that it was still dark out, and she could offer no description of the persons. She assumes they were both male. They two suspects knocked her to the ground and kicked her in an attempt to get her purse.

The males spoke with no distinguishable accent. The victim stated that a couple of her neighbors came upon the scene on their way to catch the bus. This startled the attackers and they fled.  She suffered a couple of scratches on her lower back and a bruise on her side. The suspects did not get her purse.  The victim did not call police immediately.

Instead, she went to work but could not make it through the day. She returned home to make the report. She said that she did not call in the morning, because she felt like she did not have much to offer in the way of description other than males with hoods. I encouraged to call immediately in the future to give us the best chance to develop leads.

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New park in the works for Wedgwood

January 3rd, 2011 by hillaryu

If you’ve always thought Wedgwood could use another park, here’s good news.  A new park is being proposed at the site of the old City Light substation in the 8600 block of 35th Ave NE.  The Wedgwood Community Council has been working closely with Seattle Parks on the project.  Funding will come from the 2008 Parks Levy.  

Wedgwood residents are invited to a public meeting about the park on Wednesday, January 12 from 7p.m. to 8:30 p.m at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church at 8008 35th Ave NE.  To read more about the project, click here.

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Zaw Pizza opening in the neighborhood

January 1st, 2011 by hillaryu

The old Domino’s Pizza at 7320 35th Ave NE is about to become Zaw Pizza.  The bake-at-home pizza joint officially opens its doors on January 10. 

Image from Google street view

The store will offer Zaw’s signature pizzas, salads made with organic greens, desserts and a rotating seasonal menu featuring Northwest produce.  Zaw will also offer a full selection of Northwest microbrews, DRY soda and wine.  You can check out their website here.

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