Lakewood city manager’s weekly info bulletin 12/19/14

Topics of Interest and Updates

Lakewood Police Officers Pack Meals for Needy Families

Usually when police officers are hustling and making split-second decisions in a confined area, it’s to protect thecommunity. But on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at John Dower Elementary School, officers with Lakewood WA Police Department were doing it to feed the community. Specifically, about 20 officers with the packed holiday meals for 150 families who are struggling this holiday season.

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Sign up for Pierce College weather alerts

snowy_centerbldgAs the temperature continues to drop this winter, now is a great time to sign up for email, text or phone alerts in the event of an emergency, delay or closure due to inclement weather.

Announcements will be published on the Pierce College website, along with Facebook and Twitter. Every effort will be made to make a decision to close or delay day classes prior to 6 a.m., and evening classes by 3:30 p.m.
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O’Ban critical of governor’s transportation proposal

Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, who has been working for years to alleviate traffic congestion on Interstate 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, says he is disappointed that JBLM traffic problems are largely ignored by Gov. Jay Inslee’s new transportation proposal.

“I would like to have seen the governor prioritize his project list better. Of course every part of our state has transportation needs, but the severe congestion in and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord has a significant impact on the South Sound region as a whole,” said O’Ban, R-Pierce County, who serves the JBLM area as part of the 28th Legislative District. [Read more…]

Letter: Holiday thieves

By Toni Aulerich

Today I left my house to run an errand. As I pulled out of the driveway I noticed a box in the ivy that fronts the front yard. Normally I don’t like to pick anything out of the yard without gloves and more so because of not knowing what the box contains. I decided to brave it and look.

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‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ opens Jan. 9 at Lakewood Playhouse

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The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the third show of our 76th season: Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet.

The play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be January 9th – February 1st, 2015 with special showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, January 15th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, January 22nd (Pay What You Can Actors Benefit). Our ticket prices are $25.00 (general admission), $22.00 (military), $21.00 (seniors) and $19.00 (students/educators).

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Christmas Eve Service at First Baptist Church of Lakewood

By Phil Roy

First Baptist Church of Lakewood will be celebrating Christmas by hosting a Christmas Eve Service on Wednesday night December 24th at 7:00 PM. Come join us as we sing and read about God’s gift of salvation and hope through His Son Jesus Christ. It is a family event and all are welcome.

The Church address is 5400 112th St SW, Lakewood, WA 98499.