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Entries from March 2012

Lumpia World back today, Crisp Creperie continues discount next week

March 23rd, 2012 by master

Crisp Creperie had to jet outta the neighborhood early yesterday after selling out by 1 p.m., but in its place today is Lumpia World at the Washington Dental Service/Delta Dental, 9706 Fourth Ave. N.E., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In a message to neighborhood food truck fans, Crisp Creperie said because it sold out so quickly, it plans to extend its discount during its new regular Thursday visit next week, March 29, also from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until they sell out!). It explained:

We here at Crisp Creperie food truck would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all the people who came out to visit us yesterday!  We were thrilled by the turnout which greatly exceeded our expectations, as evidenced by how quickly we sold out of our stock. Our apologies to the many people we had to turn away, and we would like to announce that we will be extending the “Delta” discount promotion through next week’s Thursday visit as a gesture of apology and our thanks.  Please be sure to mention the promotion, and we will be happy to offer $2 off any savory crepe or $1 off any sweet crepe you order.  Also, please note that our credit card system replacement is here, and we will have the ability to accept cards during next week’s visit.  Thank you all for your patience while our system was down!

If you’re hungry now, though, here’s what Lumpia World has in store today:

Lumpia Selections: Ginger Pork, Lemon Grass Chicken, Ground Steak, Vegetarian, Sweet Potato, & Banana.

Soba Soup Selections: Tofu, Baked Chicken Breast, Spam, or (K)rab Topped w/: Fresh Cilantro, Chopped Green Onions, Sesame Oil, & Garlic/Chili Sauce

Specials:

  • Garlic Rice
  • Veggie Pancit w/(2) Lumpia Combo
  • Chicken Katsu Sliders w/Crinkle Fries (Filet Chicken Breast, topped with a Mild Tomato Based Aioli, & Fresh Asian Slaw on a Sweet Hawaiian Bun)

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Crisp Creperie to begin weekly Thursday visits today

March 22nd, 2012 by master

Crisp Creperie logoStarting today, the Crisp Creperie food truck will begin weekly Thursday visits at Washington Dental Service/Delta Dental at 9706 Fourth Ave. N.E., just south of Thornton Place.

They’re making it worth your while to give them a try today, with an offer to receive $2 off any savory crepe and $1 off any sweet crepe if you mention the code “Delta.” A little about Crisp Creperie:

Through Crisp Creperie, we offer an exquisite collection of both sweet and savory handmade crepes, as well as a selection of scratch milkshakes and smoothies. All items are prepared to-order, and ingredients are sourced from local and independently owned farms from around the world with extra attention toward seasonality and sustainability. Our seasonally-evolving menu promises fresh and creative offerings throughout the year and this focus allows us provide the finest confluence of flavors and style we can bring to our craft.

They plan to be at the building Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until they’ve sold out. See the menu and their other locations online.

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Learn more about Northgate Station construction

March 21st, 2012 by master

Curious about how the construction of the aboveground portion of the new Northgate Station is going to affect you? Attend the Northgate Station to Tunnel Portal Construction meeting from 6-8:30 tonight at  Maple Leaf’s Olympic View Elementary School, 504 NE 95th St.

Bicyclists are specifically invited to attend the open house, which will include a discussion on preliminary construction plans and haul routes for Northgate Station and the above-ground light rail guideway and tunnel portal.

The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

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City Light seeks your input on strategic plan tonight

March 20th, 2012 by master

Did you know that you’re a stakeholder in Seattle City Light? Make your opinion known on plans for the public utility at a meeting tonight from 6:30-8 at Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.

City Light will be presenting its six-year strategic plan at the meeting, and seeks feedback either in person or via its online webform. The utility is expected to present its recommendations to the Seattle City Council in May.

Expect to hear more about big upcoming decisions on topics including:

  • Infrastructure investments
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Alternative energy
  • Rates
  • Reliability
  • Technology

For more information, go to the utility’s Strategic Plan webpage.

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More tree removal for Beaver Pond restoration

March 19th, 2012 by master

We’re still waiting for the city to post the final plans for the proposed Beaver Pond Natural Area renovation, but in the meantime we have some details from forest steward Ruth Williams, who was one of about 35 people at last week’s meeting.

One of the main goals of the plan is to prevent flash flooding problems by rechanneling Thornton Creek, explained Mark Garff with the consulting group The Watershed Co. However, that requires the removal of some trees from the area of the beaver pond, at 8th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 105th Street, which already lost a few of its trees this winter.


Trees had been substantially damaged by the beavers this winter and were “dying or standing dead,” according to Seattle Parks and Recreation.

The new trail system, which is part of the plan because it will both increase access to and protect the natural area, will be covered in crushed rock, with elevated trails in the areas that frequently flood in winter.

Because safety was a key issue at the initial planning meeting for the project that took place in January, plans also include removing the “graffiti wall” behind Pacific Medical Centers, at 10416 Fifth Ave. N.E., which will be covered in a post and wire system that will be covered in plants. 

Neighbors at the meeting asked The Watershed Co. to consider adding pedestrian access on Eighth Avenue Northeast, as well as making sure the final restoration plans included benches and ADA access.

We’ll post again when the final plan is up to give you more information.

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Bobbi the cat – missing now for two days

March 15th, 2012 by Mike

It’s never happened before in over 9 years, but Bobbi the Black and White Tuxedo Cat has been missing since Tuesday.

From Mark:

She is a 9.5 year old fixed female and her name is Bobbi. She has a stumpy tail which makes her look like she has a bobbed tail, thus her name. She is rather shy of contact with strangers.  She lives on Northeast 94th Street nearly at the corner on the west side of Roosevelt Way Northeast. We last saw her Tuesday evening at about 7 p.m. on our back porch.

If you know anything about Bobbi call 206-356-6411 or 206-372-7556.

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“Prolific burglar,” age 18, tied to burglaries of homes while owners sleep

March 15th, 2012 by Mike

It’s a name right out of a cheap crime novel: Maxfield P. Dare.

The language prosecutors and police use to describe him fits, too. A “prolific burglar,” with 15 felony convictions at age 18, according to charging papers.

Dare is suspected in some of a string of North End burglaries of homes, often at night while the owners are asleep inside.

He couldn’t have done all of them, though. Dare was arrested in Lake City on March 6 on March 10, after being spotted in a stolen car in Lake City on March 6, and burglaries were continuing as late as March 10.

In a statemete the King County Prosecutor’s office said:

Repeat burglar Maxfield Dare, 18, is facing new charges for several recent crimes in the Seattle area. Dare was charged today with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Trafficking in Stolen Property First Degree in connection with two recent North Seattle burglaries during which two cars and other items were allegedly stolen.

The charging documents, in calling Dare a prolific burglar, state “the State is very concerned for the safety of the community.

“The defendant’s M.O. is to break into occupied residences at night and steal cars….This is the exact same thing he did in 10 of his 15 felony convictions when he was a a juvenile,” the documents state. “Residential burglaries are inherently dangerous.”

Dare remains in jail on $200,000 bail. According to the charging papers:

Dare and two co-defendants are (also) charged with Robbery Second Degree for allegedly robbing three men of their cell phones and wallets in the U District on March 2.

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"Prolific burglar," age 18, tied to burglaries of homes while owners sleep

March 15th, 2012 by Mike

It’s a name right out of a cheap crime novel: Maxfield P. Dare.

The language prosecutors and police use to describe him fits, too. A “prolific burglar,” with 15 felony convictions at age 18, according to charging papers.

Dare is suspected in some of a string of North End burglaries of homes, often at night while the owners are asleep inside.

He couldn’t have done all of them, though. Dare was arrested in Lake City on March 6 on March 10, after being spotted in a stolen car in Lake City on March 6, and burglaries were continuing as late as March 10.

In a statemete the King County Prosecutor’s office said:

Repeat burglar Maxfield Dare, 18, is facing new charges for several recent crimes in the Seattle area. Dare was charged today with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Trafficking in Stolen Property First Degree in connection with two recent North Seattle burglaries during which two cars and other items were allegedly stolen.

The charging documents, in calling Dare a prolific burglar, state “the State is very concerned for the safety of the community.

“The defendant’s M.O. is to break into occupied residences at night and steal cars….This is the exact same thing he did in 10 of his 15 felony convictions when he was a a juvenile,” the documents state. “Residential burglaries are inherently dangerous.”

Dare remains in jail on $200,000 bail. According to the charging papers:

Dare and two co-defendants are (also) charged with Robbery Second Degree for allegedly robbing three men of their cell phones and wallets in the U District on March 2.

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Learn more about Beaver Pond Natural Area renovation tonight

March 14th, 2012 by master

Safety was on the minds of many at a January meeting about renovations to Beaver Pond Natural Area, just weeks after nearly 50 trees were illegally pruned allegedly to increase sightlines in the Maple Leaf park. Tonight, the 50-plus people who attended that meeting plus other members of the community are invited to return to the Northgate Community Center to comment on the final restoration plan.

The main goals of the $500,000 project, which has been funded by the city’s Parks and Green Spaces Levy, are to refine and complete channel work by relocating two portions of Thornton Creek, remove invasive plants and restore native habitat. 

Additionally, the proposal presented at the January meeting included plans to make the natural area more accessible while also protecting it. Although improved trails, signs and access might lead to more people visiting the park, such renovations also are likely to prevent people from venturing into the protected areas.

Learn more about how your comments have changed the restoration plans when The Watershed Co. presents its final proposal for the restoration, from 7-9 p.m. at the Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.

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The Green Skunk opens just north of Maple Leaf

March 13th, 2012 by master

So far, all of the area medical marijuana dispensaries cropping up are either just on or barely outside of Maple Leaf’s borders, and the newest addition is no exception.

In the last month or so, The Green Skunk opened just north of Maple Leaf in the Northgate/Pinehurst neighbohoorhood at 11231 Roosevelt Way N.E.

They’ve already gotten a writeup in the Seattle Weekly’s Toke Signals blog — not even the new Patty’s Eggnest has received that kind of publicity yet!

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