That the City Council of University Place (UP) is considering marijuana (MJ) is not unlike adding NaOCl to C3H80. It’s an explosive mix not a financial fix. According to reporter Brynn Grimley’s Tacoma News Tribune (TNT) article (Sept.20), “City Attorney Steve Victor previously recommended the council overturn its 2-year-old ban on the sale, production and […]
Submitted by Chas. Ames The last Saturday of every August, all types of Marines from across Western Washington convoy to Enumclaw, in the shadow of Mt. Rainier. They commemorate the 32 fellow Marines lost seven decades ago on the slopes of Mt. Rainier. Old ‘devil-dogs’ join active duty Marines along with these Young Marines.
Is Lakewood’s controversial Rental Housing Safety Program (RHSP) subject to a vote of the people by way of a referendum petition for which 3,750 valid signatures of Lakewood residents would qualify the measure for the ballot in one of the designated special elections established for that purpose?
The other night “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was a movie my wife and our ‘adopted daughter’ were watching on TV. I’d seen it before and was too tired to stay with it anyway. But as I headed off to bed with my every-evening bowl of rainbow sherbet, I watched the scene where McMurphy […]
Are you a “Fircrest Kid” who attended Wainwright Elementary School and graduated from high school in 1964? There is a planned reunion/celebration on September 24th. If you fit this description or know someone that does please contact Diane Patterson Formoso at email@example.com or 253-279-9777.
The results of a survey of the strength of Lakewood’s rental market are in. A survey?
The sticky note from the landlord on their apartment doors said, in effect, ‘like’ me on Facebook or get evicted. Said one of the tenants, complaining to the news outlet, “I don’t want to be forced to be someone’s friend and be threatened to break my lease because of that. It’s outrageous as far as […]
My name is Ernest Heller. Twenty years ago, I became the first hearings examiner for the new City of Lakewood. In 2001, I became a Municipal Court Judge for the city, helping the court to expand to serve University Place and Steilacoom as well. When the city made the court “full time” in 2014, I […]
Can you safely roast marshmallows without the government’s help? Are BBQ’s using too much BBQ sauce a fine-able infraction during a burn ban for which surreptitious photographs are taken and mailed – along with the fine – when a courtesy contact might have sufficed? Are rental inspection programs that sweep into the dustbin all landlord […]
Lakewood is in the news again – mentioned in an August 16, 2016 Editorial Opinion of the Tacoma News Tribune – for having created buffers surrounding children in public parks to distance them from obnoxious adult behavior, i.e. smoking. Unlike the Fife City Council whose members voted 4-2 earlier this month to ban “all tobacco […]