Recently Lakewood City Mayor Don Anderson posted in this publication some pictures of a property that needed attention.
Ray Miller stepped off the plane at JBLM (Joint Base Lewis McChord) in Lakewood, Washington. He was just back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. It had been his third tour overseas and his last. His enlistment was up and he was leaving the army. This caused him some worries. He had been in […]
It’s another grey, cold and wet December morning which means huddled in the shadows you’ll see them. Gathered close around their person will be their few possessions: a sleeping bag, a backpack and various odds and ends of things indistinguishable what with the little amount of early morning light that reaches the dark corner of […]
Have you ever noticed that the City of Lakewood uses a copy-cat style of management? They check to see what other cities are doing, and then copy the other cities. It is kind of like, “Well duh, they are doing it, so we can too.”
With a few more sexual allegations each week eventually all of these cold snowballs to the forehead could start an avalanche of allegations, confrontations, complaints, and lawsuits. If I were a chairman of a major corporation hoping to end out my days in comfort and respect with a history of half-forgotten slap and tickle or […]
Recently, a reader asked where she might find a copy of the City of Lakewood’s Rental Housing Safety Program Checklist. I promised I would do the research and then make it easy for her and others to have the checklist at their fingertips.
From a fantastic meal to a fantastic show, self-driving cars make an evening out easier . . . and there is no one to tip except for the food, of course. We step out of our car and walk into Pacific Grill on Pacific in downtown Tacoma for dinner. We have pre-ordered parsnip soup and […]
Now that the Senate on Capitol Hill “has unanimously approved legislation (November 9) that institutes mandatory sexual harassment training for senators and aides,” we’ll have no more incidents involving the likes of Roy Moore, or Matt Lauer, or Mark Halperin, or Harvey Weinstein, or Bill Cosby, or Roger Ailes, or Donald Trump for that matter. […]
As the reading of local author Susanne Bacon’s readings at The Sock Peddlers LLC in Lakewood continue, it has become clear that there have to be made some changes to the cozy event. As of December 7, it will start at 6 pm already. And there will be two additional Thursday night events on December […]
Do any of you remember watching Minnie Pearl on TV? (Note: Link will take you to Minnie Pearl video.) Minnie Pear was a comedic performer on The Grand Ole Opry for 50 years. Minnie Pearl was known throughout the land for wearing a flowery hat with her frilly dress. The price tag always hung from […]
I guess it is pretty much the same for Germans and Americans – most of us love the Christmas pre-season that is called advent. Though most of us also don’t want it around in the stores when it’s still summer. Advent and Christmas carols have their season, and this year, when Thanksgiving is almost two […]
It is my opinion that any clear thinking individual can quickly conclude the City of Lakewood is treating responsible rental property owners in a discriminatory manner by lumping them in with the human rejects who own and manage slum condition properties.