CPTC: Ready for the final course


Jaron Witsoe has found success in the restaurant business since the age of 17.

His career started when he was a Running Start student at Clover Park Technical College, where he studied to earn his high school diploma and associate’s degree in Culinary Arts. But the pull to work full-time took Witsoe away from the college one class short of a two-year degree. [Read more…]

Pierce College: Parking and traffic during U.S. Open

ChambersBay2015USOpenLogoTraffic surrounding both Pierce College campuses could be significantly impacted during the U.S. Open, taking place June 15-21 at Chambers Bay golf course in University Place. To avoid any potential delays or congestion, students should make an effort to register for classes early and avoid coming to campus if possible.

At Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, the campus parking lots will be used as overflow parking throughout the tournament, and staff and faculty must park only in designated employee lots. Very little advance notice will be given if the lots need to be used for the tournament. [Read more…]

Eat, drink, and gamble for a great cause

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On June 6, 2015, Emergency Food Network’s Ambassador Board of young professionals will host the second annual Casino Royaleeventto support its mission “to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry.” Funds raised at this event will provide emergency food for the 64 food banks, meal sites, and shelters that EFN serves. [Read more…]

Lakewood city manager’s weekly info bulletin 5/29/2015

Topics of Interest and Updates

Lakewood Police Officer, Firefighter on ‘Oprah’

Did you catch the “Where Are They Now?” piece on the Oprah Winfrey Show recently about Anthony Sukto, who at only 8 years old lost his mother and nearly lost his life at the hands of his father? This story has special meaning here in Lakewood, especially for Police Sgt. Mark Eakes and West Pierce Fire & Rescue’s Jeff Colquhoun, who were at the scene that fateful night. But the relationship between Anthony (who’s now a senior in high school), Sgt. Eakes and Colquhoun didn’t end that night. View the story on the The Huffington Post and grab a box of tissue. The City is proud of everyone who helped turn this story into a happy one after all. Read the rest of the bulletin here.