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Two community events at Green Lake

November 18th, 2016 by Mike

Luminaries at Green Lake Dec. 10th.

The annual Pathway of Lights returns to Green Lake from 4:30-7:30 p.m. “rain or shine”.

From Seattle Parks and Recreation:

Join thousands of families, friends and neighbors for this beloved Seattle tradition. Travel the 2.8-mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the luminaria, music and refreshments. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance.

For more information visit their Facebook page.

Join Hands Around Green Lake Saturday Nov. 19th from 12:30-2 p.m.

Inspired by the Hands Around Lake Merritt solidarity protest in Oakland, this event aims to get enough people (2,700, they say) to join hands all the way around Green Lake (2.8 miles) in “a single loop of unity…against racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamophobia.”

For more see The Stranger post here.

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Why didn’t police respond to hit and run here?

December 1st, 2015 by Mike

Update Dec. 2nd: Jordan Royer over at Crosscut ponders policing under Seattle’s new council district system:

…there will be a new kind of scrutiny under the new district council system. Council members will be paying a lot of attention to staffing levels in the various precincts, making sure that their area is getting their fair share of patrols.

His piece is here: neighborhoods-could-yank-a-lot-of-chains-on-new-city-council/


Josh and Andrew emailed to say The Seattle Times just posted a column about the hit and run here over the weekend.

In it Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat notes:

City records show an officer did arrive at 3:18 Saturday morning — more than four hours after the first calls. By then the truck was gone and all the Maple Leaf neighbors had given up and gone to bed.

The next day, an officer phoned the Jeffries family. Jeffries said the officer blamed the big protest last week at Westlake Center for the delay.

From here, confusion ensues. The full column is here.

We had several comments on our original post.

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250 gather at anniversary Tea Party rally

February 28th, 2010 by master

Anyone see the Tea Party rally yesterday just outside the Northgate Mall parking lot? From our partner The Seattle Times:

An anniversary “tea party” rally drew about 250 people to a rainy corner in Northgate on Saturday afternoon. Not bad for Seattle, or as one participant called it, “Lib-Ville.” …

Some passers-by honked. More kept their windows rolled up, gawking through the drizzle at protesters waving “Don’t Tread On Me” flags and anti-tax posters.

The protest came exactly a year after the movement went national, but area participants seem to prefer keeping their ideas to themselves most of the time:

In Seattle, the movement’s events are something of a coming-out exercise. …

Participants hemmed and hawed about whether they were willing to have their names in the newspaper. Doug and Linda Larsen retired to Vashon Island six years ago. They get along with their more-liberal neighbors, but “We don’t talk politics much,” he said.

Do you think Seattle’s left-leaning politics make it hard for its more conservative residents to speak freely? What do you think about the Tea Party protest taking place in our neck of the woods?

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