By David Anderson Dear students, Effective immediately, your teaching staff generally and your administration most particularly will no longer be held to standards requiring conduct that is morally upright nor morally reprehensible as we educators have no idea what ‘moral’ means.
By David Anderson Remember how one of our dear departed council members thought it would be funny –back during the great debate over gambling in our city — to dismiss the whole matter of the so-called evils associated with convenience casinos, situated as they are on strategic corners in the city, by suggesting that those […]
By David Anderson Hurry up and wait. We’ve all been there. Long lines and shorter fuses, places to go and the express-way is exasperatingly @ # $ % ^ slow. Snarled in traffic, stalled with temperatures rising (car, climate and complexion), are we there yet?
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle My title, “Evening With Art”, is a little confusing to me. I thought to myself, “Evening With Art?”, as I read my title the day after writing it. Then it happened. I was overcome with a pleasant flashback. Art was my father-in-law’s name. I loved my father-in-law. For one […]
By David Anderson The Tacoma News Tribune is reporting 30 applicants are in the mix for new city manager in Lakewood with vending machine or barn raiser as two possible leadership models. Frank Benest, city manager of Palo Alto, together with Rick Cole, former mayor of Pasadena, describe the difference:
Photo & Story – Joseph Boyle About 5 years ago, we built what we refer to as our garden house. We kept putting stuff inside to store out of the weather, but we never took anything out to be disposed of. After 5 years, we could hardly walk around inside our garden house. It reminded me […]
By David Anderson Should the Oakbrook area Black Star Coffee stand become a bikini barista hangout/drive-by/dispensary . . . for coffee and other things they sell, Lakewood would slide into fourth place state-wide in the “Ordering-Espresso-Can-Be-Fun!” category.
Photo & Story – Joseph Boyle On this past Sunday, May 5, 2013, I fired up my Harley Road King and headed down the road to meet up with my 1950 first grade school buddy, Drew. If you remember, it was a great day with full sun and warm temperatures. We dropped our kickstands in front […]
By David Anderson Normally it’s a once-upon-a-time event for which villains — mostly, and heroes — sparsely, are cast in roles to relive on the silver screen a tale once told. But with what’s happening on the national stage today, it’s just the reverse. This time, in real-time, the actors are playing themselves with a sounds-familiar […]
By Jaynie Jones UNIVERSITY PLACE – Lawson steps into this position with a solid background that will serve him and the community well. He comes to Soundcare (owner-operator of Messenger House) with dual career paths as a Social Worker and as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for the past 13 years.
By Jaynie Jones Bridgeport Place Retirement and Assisted Living welcomes Maringi Lloyd as the new Community Relations Coordinator. She is a native of New Zealand and refers to herself as a ‘kiwi’. Her professional background is in Special Education and she holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Grand Canyon University, but she is also […]
By Jaynie Jones UNIVERSITY PLACE – Accolades and achievements continue to mount up for a University Place business owned and operated by Soundcare, Inc. with corporate headquarters in UP. Bridgeport Place Retirement and Assisted Living recently underwent its annual State inspection for license renewal. After three days of a comprehensive, leave-no-stone-unturned assessment of every aspect […]