Lakewood city manager’s weekly info bulletin 1/30/15

Topics of Interest and Updates

City of Lakewood 12th Man Flag Raising

Although Jermaine Kearse was 1,000 miles away preparing for the biggest showcase in professional sports, that didn’t stop him from relaying a direct message to his hometown of Lakewood.

On Friday, during one of hundreds of Blue Friday celebrations taking place throughout Western Washington for the Seattle Seahawks, the City of Lakewood ceremoniously raised its 12th Man Flag in front of City Hall, led by Mayor Don Anderson. [Read more…]

City Supports Jermaine Kearse, Seahawks with flag raising

Although Jermaine Kearse was 1,000 miles away preparing for the biggest showcase in professional sports, that didn’t stop him from relaying a direct message to his hometown of Lakewood.

On Friday, during one of hundreds of Blue Friday celebrations taking place throughout Western Washington for the Seattle Seahawks, the City of Lakewood ceremoniously raised its 12th Man Flag in front of City Hall, led by Mayor Don Anderson. [Read more…]

West Pierce Responds to Explosion and Fire in Lakewood

West Pierce Fire & Rescue logo

Lakewood, Wash. – At approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday, West Pierce Fire & Rescue was dispatched to an explosion at 112th Street S / Steele Street S.  Multiple reports came in as a large explosion was heard and a fire had broken out at the Pick N Pull vehicle salvage yard, located at 2416 112th Street S. [Read more…]

Be prepared for that Super Bowl spill

By Gayle Selden

There is so much excitement for the Superbowl this weekend. Everyone is planning parties and rallying around the Seahawks. There may be some nerves and jitters around the game but it’s time to release some of your anxiety about one issue that could crop up on game day. That is the worry that one of your guests is going to mess up your carpeting. You know Jermaine Kearse is going to catch a clutch TD making your guests jump up in joy, high fiving like crazy all while the nachos are flying, the skittles cascading and the wine is sloshing. [Read more…]

New video provides overview of Clover Park School District

Clover Park School District logo

LAKEWOOD- The Clover Park School District (CPSD) has released a two-minute video that provides an overview of CPSD and its programs, staff and students. The video also features two testimonials from parents whose children currently attend CPSD schools. In addition to the video, interactive video clips in English and Spanish provide answers to frequently asked questions. The video and interactive clips provide useful information for current residents and families new to the Lakewood and Joint Base Lewis-McChord communities.

CPTC to host 2015 SkillsUSA Regional Automotive Competition

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – For the fourth year, Clover Park Technical College will host the 2015 SkillsUSA South Puget Sound Regional Automotive Competition Jan. 31.

High school automotive students from Auburn High School, Puyallup High School, Sumner High School, White River High School, Kentridge High School, Decatur High School and the Pierce County Skills Center will compete in two divisions: automotive service and automotive maintenance. [Read more…]

Hospital workers ratify new contract

Hospital workers union SEIU Healthcare 1199NW has issued the following statement regarding ratification of a new contract with CHI Franciscan Health:

When patients, community members, and workers come together and stand up for quality healthcare, they can make a difference. After months of calling for CHI Franciscan to invest in Tacoma patients and a public hearing, an informational picket, and a one-day strike, workers at St. Joseph and St. Clare hospitals ratified their new contract at 8pm yesterday that includes a voice for improved staffing and wage and benefit improvements that will together translate to better front-line care. [Read more…]