“The current wave of regulations being considered . . . (among them) telling landlords who they must rent their property to . . .” leads Shiftwa.org (Aug.22, 2016) to conclude Seattle’s “liberal leaders’ ‘progressive’ reforms are becoming synonymous with Soviet-style regulations.” With its Rental Inspection Program (RIP), Ordinance 644, passed 6-1 August 1, 2016, Lakewood’s […]
This was the twentieth year of the Caring for Kids’ Ready to Learn Fair. The first Fair was held at Clover Park Technical College in the building, which is now called the Rainier Room. The two additional events at Springbrook Park and Tillicum Community Center were added over the last years.
The claw hovers over the cute little stuffed toy hamster. Descending via joy-stick control, the claw pinchers close around the hamster’s head, snatching him away from his friends, fetching him closer and closer to dangle over the chute serving as the exit that will permanently extricate him from his enclosed glass prison to enter a […]
It’s a game I sometimes play with groups of youth: flipping a coin after announcing the rules – ‘heads I win, tails you lose.’ Hand after hand goes up to win the quarter (nickel, dime, penny, whatever I have in my pocket). Nobody ever wins, only me.
This summer, whether dining in a backyard or at an area city park, such as American Lake’s City Park —one entrée not to be missed is something barbecued: that lip-smacking Southern-style meal starring beef, chicken, or pork, blended in a mixture of brown sugar, onions, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, dry mustard, ginger, vegetable oil, garlic, lemon…and […]
Yes. Three reasons. Reason #1: Lakewood’s rental inspection program does not appear to be included in the list of exceptions.
While great views of Mt. Rainier are visible from almost anywhere around Pierce County, the view is especially impressive from the north end of American Lake. Imagine Mt. Rainier, or Mt. Tahoma as it originally was known, outlined with 100 very tall candles to mark this year’s occasion.
The Gang Unit of the Lakewood Police Department will be the featured presentation at the Thursday, August 4, 2016 (6:30 P.M.) meeting of the Tillicum Woodbrook Neighborhood Association. The meeting will take place at the Tillicum Community Center, 14916 Washington Ave. SW. Learn more from the Association’s newsletter.
There’s of course not enough detergent to clean – much less clothesline to hang – all the dirty laundry that seems an appropriate analogy to describe what’s wrong with the U.S. (and us, for that matter) but here’s just two quick examples from recent headlines: “A former Stanford University swimmer gets a six-month jail sentence […]
I am here to speak on behalf of those who cannot or are afraid to speak for themselves; the renters. In a recent hearing, we heard a property owner called his renters ‘slobs’ no less than five times- tenants he screened & accepted rent checks from.