Just hours ago, December 2, 2016, the deadline passed by which the City of Lakewood promised to provide answers to a Public Disclosure Request concerning possible communication goings-on behind closed doors pertaining to the controversial Rental Housing Safety Program.
Now that recreational marijuana has been legal in the State of Washington since 2012, four years later there’s a “Not for Kids Warning Symbol” that will be available in a couple months. Why it took so long to create a sticker “three-quarters of an inch in height by one-half of an inch in width” would […]
Faulty circuits appear to be far less the cause of fires in Lakewood apartments as faulty cooks. Perhaps mandatory cooking classes would be in order?
Officers from Lakewood, Pierce County and Steilacoom fatally shot Marcos Perea in February after he killed his estranged girlfriend, Jessica Ortega, led police on a high-speed chase and opened fire on them. The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has ruled the police shooting was justified. Read more: 11 officers who fatally shot suspected killer cleared in […]
What’s on your reading list for 2017? Lakewood Historical Society has a few suggestions for those interested in learning more about local history.
Hand-crafted red felt “recorders”, created by Third Grade students from Steilacoom’s Cherrydale Primary School, will be among the 400 ornaments hung in December on the Tree at the Washington State Governor’s Mansion in Olympia.
Here’s an unusual gardening tip. I miss the aroma of burning leaves in the fall. That’s how we used to get rid of them. But…Disclaimer, first: this remedy for recycling oak leaves has not been verified. Personally, I’d rather pile them up and then jump into them!
Lakewood had opportunity to institute a “robust tenant/landlord outreach educational program” in lieu of the onerous Ordinance No. 644 that mandates inspections on-and-in rental properties. Ironically, ‘robust’ means “straightforward and imbued with common sense.”
Whether you’re a long-time resident or a newcomer, remember that Friday, Nov. 11 also is the anniversary of Washington Statehood. The Evergreen State, although settled in the 1850s, did not officially gain statehood until 1889. It’s 127 years old this year.
As we enter this season of Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas presents; bell-ringers and heart-string pullers; card-board sign displayers and more rain and cold nights under a tarp or park bench, what does true help to the homeless look like?