Now that the U.S. Open is closed, the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) will wrap up its review of golf and turn its attention to the Lakewood Police Department’s Use of Force Policy – in about a year or so. [Read more…]
The title of this article is not original. That is, it is not mine. It belongs to former pediatric neurosurgeon – and Republican candidate for president – Dr. Ben Carson. [Read more…]
Hello! My name is Christiaan Garcia and I am proud to call the Pacific Northwest my home. I grew up in this area, attending school in Lakewood/Steilacoom. Now that I have a family of my own, I am carefully evaluating some of the changes that I have seen in education, specifically in the arts programs offered by our public schools. [Read more…]
Two hundred ladies and gents attended the DuPont Historical Society’s 2015 Annual Cherry Blossom Tea and Vintage Fashion Show on Saturday, May 2 at Chloe Clark Elementary School. This year’s theme was Women in Action: A Hundred Years of Ladies’ Sports Fashions. The Fashion Show was written and produced by Nancy Barones with the Tacoma Goodwill Industries Olden Goldie Guild. Guild members modeled ladies’ sportswear fashions from the past century that were pulled from the Goodwill vintage fashion collection. Tables were decorated in athletic themes (past and present) by volunteers and table hosts. [Read more…]
By Cynthia Powell
My brother was discriminated against at this salon. I dropped him off for a haircut and came back to pick him up about 40 minutes later. I have sat and waited over 45 minutes to even get in the chair before. So I thought 40 minutes was a good guess. [Read more…]
Lt. Chris Lawler,
Per the link here – the Lakewood Police Department’s Press Release found on the city’s website and dated April 22 but as of this date, May 4, not seen in any media publication – “regarding the officer involved shooting (fatal) that occurred on 04-21-15 in the City of Lakewood,” there are indeed “a lot of questions and requests for additional information.” [Read more…]
April 30 was National Honesty Day. Not that it matters. Unsurprisingly, there is no presidential or congressional declaration honoring even 24 hours of truth-telling.
That being the sad truth, and in the spirit of Lois Lerner’s lost (and more now found) emails, here’s a short fish story – a true story as it turns out – of the one(s) that didn’t get away. [Read more…]
I attended the Thursday vigil at the Lakewood Police Station in memory of Daniel Covarrubias, killed last week by two Lakewood Police officers at a lumber yard near Lakewood’s Park and Ride.
The small crowd, mostly fairly young and diverse, plus a few members of the victim’s family, listened to a few short speeches, and, carrying candles, marched to the scene of the homicide, to place a memorial there.
The crowd’s burning question was why hadn’t the officers been interviewed as of a full week after the shooting? Speakers pointed out that a civilian shooter would have immediately been arrested and interrogated, possibly at some length. [Read more…]