The opening film at the upcoming Lakewood Asian Film Fest, which begins Friday, August 1, is the international box office hit “Kahaani” from India. Hold on to your seats, because this action thriller starts off with a poison gas attack at a Metro Rail station. [Read more...]
This week, Lakewood residents might see a familiar face on the show, “Washington’s Most Wanted.”
Mike Zaro, Assistant Police Chief of the Lakewood Police Department, recently conducted an interview regarding a 2012 drug-related homicide at an apartment complex on San Francisco Avenue Southwest. Authorities already have six people in custody (including the alleged shooter), but one person remains on the run. [Read more...]
The City of Lakewood’s appreciation for members and families of the military is known throughout the region.
But it’s also understood an ocean away. Check out this picture from Mayor Don Anderson to see what we mean.
While overseas, the Mayor got the opportunity to present an official Lakewood coin to the staff at Musee des Rangers (the Ranger Musem) in Normandy, France.
UNIVERSITY PLACE – West Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 32, located at 7909 40th Street West, opened its doors over 50 years ago to serve the citizens of University Place long before it ever became a city. Thousands of emergencies have been responded to over the years from this station. As of July 29, 2014 this station has been closed and emergency responses will no longer be provided from Station 32. [Read more...]
On Friday, Aug. 1, the third floor counter of Lakewood City Hall will be closed. All services will be provided at the front counter of the first floor. Lakewood City Hall is located at 6000 Main St. SW.
Today Congressman Denny Heck, D-Wash., applauded the vote by the U.S. Senate to confirm Robert McDonald as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the bipartisan agreement reached for final passage of the Veterans Access to Care Act.
“With his mix of private sector and military experience, I’m encouraged that Secretary McDonald will be the change agent the system needs moving forward,” Heck said. “I hope we can now better prepare for and react swiftly to the changing needs of our veterans.” [Read more...]
The Lakewood City Council will hold a Study Session on Monday, July 28, 2014 (7:00 P.M.) in the City of Lakewood’s City Council Chambers (6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499). Following is the meeting agenda: [Read more...]
Friday, Pierce Transit CEO Lynne Griffith announced her intent to retire effective December 31, 2014. Griffith has led the Agency since April 17, 2006.
In a letter to the Pierce Transit Board and employees, Griffith noted some of the many staff achievements during her tenure. These included: [Read more...]
During its annual award ceremony July 23, the Lakewood Police Department awarded its first-ever Officer of the Year Award to Det. Brent Eggleston. Det. Eggleston has been with LPD since its inception in 2004, and he has been in law enforcement for almost two decades. He is generally considered the best interviewer in Lakewood, and he brings a professionalism to the job that few can bring. “I work with outstanding people,” he said. “I’m extremely humbled to receive this award considering the company I keep, the great men and women I work with.” [Read more...]
The City of Lakewood is soliciting project proposals that support and encourage tourism and cultural activities in Lakewood, Washington. The source of monies from which projects will be funded is the city’s share of taxes collected on overnight stays at hotels and motels within the City of Lakewood.