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Entries from November 2011

Reduced bus service for Thanksgiving, day after

November 22nd, 2011 by hillaryu

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, King County Metro is reducing schedules for Thursday and Friday.

Thursday’s schedule will be on the Sunday operating schedule. Friday will have a reduced weekday schedule.

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Daytime burglaries up in View Ridge, Wedgwood

November 21st, 2011 by hillaryu

Seattle Police are warning residents of View Ridge, Wedgwood and other Northeast Seattle neighborhoods that daytime burglaries are occurring more frequently. Most are happening from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator Terrie Johnston sent along these basic burglary prevention measures:

  • If you are home, and someone knocks on your door, please answer the door, don
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    Today is Seattle Library's annual Holiday Book Sale at Sand Point

    November 19th, 2011 by Support Staff

    The Friends of The Seattle Public Library hold their annual Holiday Book Sale today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    More than 10,000 items will be available for sale, including holiday books, CDs, gift books and other items, and a general selection of fiction and non-fiction books. There will also be a large selection of quality children

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    Food banks hold holiday benefits with Fred Meyer, Safeway

    November 17th, 2011 by Support Staff

    Two food banks that serve northeast Seattle, North Helpline and the University District Food Bank, are holding holiday benefits.

    From now until Dec. 24, Safeway customers here can buy a $10 pre-packed bag of food to donate to help feed those struggling with hunger in their neighborhood. The food will go to the University food bank.

    From the University food bank/Northwest Harvest:

    The need for food has been steadily on the rise since the start of the recession, and in fact statewide we at Northwest Harvest have seen about a 35% increase in need. The number of Washington families struggling with hunger nearly doubled from 2008-2010 and we now rank 11th in the nation for hunger. Many people have a visual of what a food bank client looks like. These days, it

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    King County Council appoints David Frockt to fill State Senate seat of the late Scott White

    November 15th, 2011 by hillaryu

    By Doree Armstrong
    The Metropolitan King County Council yesterday unanimously appointed State Rep. David Frockt to the State Senate seat in the 46th Legislative District, filling the void after the death of Sen. Scott White last month.

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    Short-term forecast warns of lightning, thunderstorms, wind

    November 11th, 2011 by Support Staff

    At 11:20 this morning the National Weather Service issued a short-term forecast saying that today’s cold front is bringing rain and lightning strikes just to the north of us, and moving southwest. Hail and gusty winds to 45 mph are possible.

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    Students say Seattle School Board threatens censorship

    November 5th, 2011 by hillaryu

    Update Monday Nov. 7: Seattle schools have withdrawn this proposal, which was on tonight

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    TV news discovers grab-n-go burglaries in Wedgwood – plus a suspected burglar gets caught

    November 4th, 2011 by Support Staff

    Channel Q13 Fox News has a piece on the recent burglaries on the boundaries of Wedgwood, Maple Leaf and Ravenna.

    We reported on it last week here.

    We also checked in just now with Seattle Police – no juvenile charges have yet been filled.

    Also, on Saturday Seattle Police reported:

    On 11-5-2011, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of 35 Ave NE

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