We’ll light the Official City Christmas Tree this Friday, the day after the deadline to register your rental property for inspection. Santa will arrive by fire truck at 6 P.M. – skipping the chimney scene – and the government- or government-approved inspector will be knocking on your door – bypassing invited-guest pleasantries – sometime in […]
Santa is not the only rotund, ruddy-cheeked, instantly recognizable icon who made his appearance by way of the chimney. Although whether Cousin Itt was ruddy-cheeked is unknown given Itt’s “entire body is shrouded by long hair,” the chimney-sliding introduction of this iconic figure in each of the episodes of “The Addams Family” in which Itt […]
It’s an old joke, one that resurfaces occasionally whenever the Cougars play the Huskies for State Apple Cup bragging rights (and much more than that this year), but it brought back memories of my first ever attempt as a freshman to navigate the UW Seattle campus.
Other than, of course, the Rental Inspection Program? Answer: “A mileage tax” according to the Seattle Times Editorial Opinion by Mariya Frost, this November 14.
You’re supposed to say something about your community. You’ve driven 45 miles in the rain to say it. Got lost. Never been there before. Spent 20 dollars for parking. You don’t feel good. And, speaking of baseball, you’re way out of your league. Yes, I spoke about baseball.
It’s a possibility. Two locations in fact, as indicated on the map (the red zones are where the green stuff could be sold) per the Lakewood City Council Study Session agenda packet for November 13, the map to be found immediately following page 100.
He wanted to write too. Since I had.
In Kansas (yes, Toto, we’re talking about Kansas, not Lakewood, Washington – for now), cities like those in Lawrence, Mission, Topeka, Kansas City (where rental inspection programs have been in place for 20 years) – any city anywhere in Kansas – cannot, by recently enacted law in that state, anymore “require periodic interior inspections unless […]
Thank you, Garth Brooks, Brian Hunter (Seattle Mariner coach, over 70 stolen bases in a single season in MLB), Chris Nolan of Procamps.com, Teammates for Kids Garth Brooks Foundation, the staff of coaches and all the folks who made possible a recent baseball camp in Tacoma.
INC magazine once opined the greatest need of a CEO from those under his charge, let alone from his or her second in command, was honesty, not loyalty.
The city will pay $211,000 to reimburse landlords. Garbage fees will go up to cover the city’s losses in having illegally collected fees for its Rental Inspection Program.
On a day – Halloween – in which people pretend to be what they’re not, one year ago Jordan Peterson, the University of Toronto champion of free speech, told a TV panel of critics that he would not pretend – even before the Ontario Human Rights Commission – to use politically-correct transgender pronouns like zir and […]