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Entries from February 2010

Sunny Teriyaki

February 28th, 2010 by master

Sunny Teriyaki
9592 First Ave. N.E. (map)
206-523-4040
urbanspoon.com: “After eating Sunny Teriyaki, I cannot go to any other teriyaki joint.”

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Taco Del Mar

February 28th, 2010 by master


Taco Del Mar
tacodelmar.com
830 N.E. Northgate Way, Suite #3 (map)
206-267-6767

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Both old and new treasures at Northgate Flea Market

February 27th, 2010 by master

More than a dozen vendors crowded into the Northgate Community Center this morning as waves of shoppers searched for forgotten treasures at the annual Northgate Flea Market.

You have until 3 p.m. to hunt through your typical flea market fare, including antique vases, homemade scarves, gently used clothing and baby necessities, as well as the other odds and ends: a few Pokemon card collections, office supplies and even a handful of “slightly used” Entertainment books for $2 each.

Franny Zanides also was selling new jewelry – but at flea market prices. Normally she sells the Cookie Lee line of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and even children’s jewelry at private parties throughout the area, but she was hoping to sell some of her leftovers at the flea market.

“They’re just items we’re trying to move through,” she said.

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Just where is Maple Leaf, anyway?

February 27th, 2010 by Mike

It’s Divine – but is it in Maple Leaf or (gasp) Roosevelt?

Seattle famously is a “city of neighborhoods,” in the words of former Mayor Greg Nickels. It is also, confusingly, a city without defined neighborhoods. Which means people can make them up. For example, where did Green Lake’s “Tangletown” come from? (It’s the old Honey Bear Bakery area.)

Here in Maple Leaf the map the Community Council uses, and the one Maple Leaf Life links to, looks a bit like the outline of a police badge. At the top left it excludes Northgate Mall from Maple Leaf but includes Thornton Place and its great cinemas. At the top right, the Maple Leaf boundary takes a dive down Thornton Creek, and at the bottom a toe reaches south and touches Northeast 75th Street.

That’s quite different from the Maple Leaf map the city posts in its Neighborhood Map Atlas. That one’s more of a solid rectangle, with the top right corner bitten off. On the city map, Northgate Mall is in Maple Leaf.

The bottom of the city map shows a straight line running along Northeast 85th Street – 10 blocks to the north of the Community Council’s bottom line. And the city’s straight line runs right through the center of the Maple Leaf Reservoir! How’s that happen? That means the Maple Leaf Playground is in the Roosevelt neighborhood? And the city has stolen Divine, L.C.’s Kitchen and the Hudson New American Public House from Maple Leaf! [Read more →]

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Curling, a flea market, politics and more

February 26th, 2010 by master

Spring may already be blooming outside, but there still are plenty of Seattleites who are longing for a little more winter to soothe their new-found curling mania.

But you need not long, you need only attend this weekend’s open house at the Granite Curling Club, “the only dedicated curling club west of North Dakota and south of Alaska,” writes Nicole Tsong for our partner The Seattle Times.

The club, located just off Aurora Avenue North at 1440 N. 128th St., is opening its doors to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cost is $15 per person, and a maximum of $40 for a family. For more information, call 362-2446.

There’s plenty more for the family this weekend, including Family Fun Night at the Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., from 6:30-8:30 tonight. For $5, the whole family can crowd onto the community center’s mats for a viewing of the family-friendly movie “The Secret of NIMH.” Bring blankets and pillows – and even your PJs – and the center will provide the popcorn. [Read more →]

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Maple Leaf robbery is fifth for “F-Bomb Bandit”

February 25th, 2010 by Mike

Bank cameras all over the area appear to have captured the “F-Bomb Bandit,” whose latest victim is the Alaska credit union at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northgate Way. The FBI believes Wednesday evening’s robbery is the fifth time the woman has struck in just seven weeks.

She is also suspected of four bank robberies at:

  • Bank of America at 4800 N.E. Fourth St. in Renton on Jan. 11.
  • Chase Bank at 4201 S.W. Morgan St. in West Seattle on Feb. 2.
  • Bank of America at 20830 108th Ave. S.E. in Kent on Feb. 4.
  • Wells Fargo Bank (that’s where the photo above was shot) at 17230 140th Ave S.E. in Renton on Feb. 16.

More information and photos in this “Wanted” flier from the FBI

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Maple Leaf robbery is fifth for "F-Bomb Bandit"

February 25th, 2010 by Mike

Bank cameras all over the area appear to have captured the “F-Bomb Bandit,” whose latest victim is the Alaska credit union at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northgate Way. The FBI believes Wednesday evening’s robbery is the fifth time the woman has struck in just seven weeks.

She is also suspected of four bank robberies at:

  • Bank of America at 4800 N.E. Fourth St. in Renton on Jan. 11.
  • Chase Bank at 4201 S.W. Morgan St. in West Seattle on Feb. 2.
  • Bank of America at 20830 108th Ave. S.E. in Kent on Feb. 4.
  • Wells Fargo Bank (that’s where the photo above was shot) at 17230 140th Ave S.E. in Renton on Feb. 16.

More information and photos in this “Wanted” flier from the FBI

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How does the library fit into your life?

February 25th, 2010 by master

The Seattle Public Library is taking its first few steps into its “next generation” by turning to its most important asset: you.

City librarian Susan Hildreth and members of its board of trustees are holding a “Citywide Conversation” from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the Northgate Library, and are asking for your input. Is there anything you like or don’t like about the library? What would you like to see changed?

Library use is at an all-time high, as more than 14 million patrons visited the system in 2009, giving even more importance to the yearlong “My Library: The Next Generation” process to plan its growth.

“Particularly during this challenging economic time, and knowing that technology has changed the ways people access information, it’s important that we be intentional and strategic in how we move forward and determine the services that are most relevant to the community,” Hildreth said.

With more than 1,000 Internet computers and free Wi-Fi throughout the system, the library also wants your input on how the library should be using new technology, and what you think some of its goals should be five or 10 years down the road.

“The community was actively involved in helping develop the 10-year “Libraries for All” program to rebuild our facilities,” Hildreth said. “Now it’s time to make sure the services and resources we provide meet the community’s needs.”

Interested community members are invited to drop by any time during the open house. For more information or to give your input if you’re unable to attend the open house, e-mail strategicplan@spl.org or contact project lead Eve Sternberg at 386-1119.

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“F-bomb bandit” hits Maple Leaf

February 25th, 2010 by Mike

Update: The FBI this morning said the woman who robbed the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Wednesday night is the so-called “F-bomb Bandit,” a nickname she earned for the salty language in the notes she hands bank tellers.

This is the fifth robbery she’s believed to have committed in just a few weeks. There is no report of a weapon being seen here. The FBI is offering $1,000 for information leading to her arrest. Contact Det. Leonard Carver at (206)622-0460 or leonard.carver@seattle.gov

Here’s a previous story and photo from MyNorthwest.com.

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A credit union off Northgate Way was robbed Wednesday night just before 6:30 p.m. Dozens of police cars blanketed the area, but the lone robber escaped.

Seattle police said they were called at 6:28 p.m. to the credit union at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 111th Street. There is an Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in the QFC Supermarket at that intersection that remains open until 7 p.m. on weeknights.

Detective Mark Jamieson described the suspect as a black woman in her 20s, about 5-foot-4 and of medium build, wearing a tan hat and a purple-brown jacket. She may have escaped by car, Jamieson said.

No further details were immediately available. We have a call in to the FBI, which investigates robberies at financial institutions.

The robbery was reported in seattlecrime.com, which has a brief description here.

Both the Maple Leaf Pharmacy and Reckless Video in Maple Leaf were robbed late last year by a man who police said wanted drugs.

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"F-bomb bandit" hits Maple Leaf

February 25th, 2010 by Mike

Update: The FBI this morning said the woman who robbed the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Wednesday night is the so-called “F-bomb Bandit,” a nickname she earned for the salty language in the notes she hands bank tellers.

This is the fifth robbery she’s believed to have committed in just a few weeks. There is no report of a weapon being seen here. The FBI is offering $1,000 for information leading to her arrest. Contact Det. Leonard Carver at (206)622-0460 or leonard.carver@seattle.gov

Here’s a previous story and photo from MyNorthwest.com.

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A credit union off Northgate Way was robbed Wednesday night just before 6:30 p.m. Dozens of police cars blanketed the area, but the lone robber escaped.

Seattle police said they were called at 6:28 p.m. to the credit union at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 111th Street. There is an Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in the QFC Supermarket at that intersection that remains open until 7 p.m. on weeknights.

Detective Mark Jamieson described the suspect as a black woman in her 20s, about 5-foot-4 and of medium build, wearing a tan hat and a purple-brown jacket. She may have escaped by car, Jamieson said.

No further details were immediately available. We have a call in to the FBI, which investigates robberies at financial institutions.

The robbery was reported in seattlecrime.com, which has a brief description here.

Both the Maple Leaf Pharmacy and Reckless Video in Maple Leaf were robbed late last year by a man who police said wanted drugs.

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