Saturday, January 21, 2012

Trash pickup cancelled, double pickup next week

Seattle Public Utilities has cancelled our previously rescheduled trash pickup because of continued slick road conditions.

Our neighborhood will be allowed double the amount of trash next week.

From SPU:

Neighborhood road conditions prevent safe collection of delayed residential garbage, recycling, and food and yard waste today, Saturday. All customers who did not have their solid waste picked up during the past week may set out double amounts for their next regularly scheduled collection at no extra charge.

Friday, January 20, 2012

CANCELLED: "Destination Reading" Book Giveaway, Rescheduled for March 31st

UPDATE: The Destination Reading book giveaway has been cancelled because of the weather. Volunteers were unable to open the warehouse doors where the books are stored. The event has been rescheduled for March 31st. We will post a reminder closer to that date.

"Destination Reading," a New and Gently Used Book Giveaway, hosted by the Lions Club, is coming to the Community Center on Saturday, January 21st.

The giveaway is for youth from preschool to teens and will feature a 'World of Books' display and refreshments.

Thousands of books will be available and each youngster will be allowed two books.

The event is a Project of the 19B Lions Giving Library, The Lake City Lions Club, Lions Clubs International and Lions of King & Snohomish Counties.

It runs from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. so arrive early to get the best books!

For more info call 206-362-4378

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Neighborhood trash pickup rescheduled for Saturday

Just in from Seattle Public Utilities:

Because of the icy road conditions Seattle will be on a revised trash pickup schedule.

Neighborhoods scheduled for pickup on Thursday are now scheduled for Friday pickup. Those usually scheduled for Friday pickup (our neighborhood) are now scheduled for pickup on Saturday.

Stay safe out there!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

One of Seattle's best sledding spots here in our neighborhood

UPDATE: Please be careful when sledding! The Seattle P-I reports that on Monday a four year-old child ended up in a chilly pond at Jackson Park golf course about 4:25 p.m. The child was reportedly sledding under parents supervision when he ended up in the pond. He was quickly pulled out and treated my medics.

While at the park Monday we also noticed a large hole, marked by an orange cone, that could potentially swallow a small child. Just be aware where your child is sledding. The hill on the northeast corner of the park seems to be the most popular and safest.

When snow comes, and schools close, streets in Seattle are taken over by kids and their sleds. On Tuesday, Seattle's Department of Transportation reminded people that sledding on city streets is technically illegal — however it is rarely enforced.

Fortunately for people in our neighborhood, we happen to live near one of the best legal sledding spots in the city.

The City's public Jackson Park Golf Course offers a varied terrain of hills and flat areas. The park usually opens for sledding when there is more than four-inches of snow on the ground. However, on Monday dozens of families were in the park with sleds and smiling kids.

There used to be a large hole in the fence that allowed access near the intersction of 15th Ave NE and NE 135th. However the fence has been replaced and topped with barbed wire. Entry is now possible from the course entrance up the hill, 1000 Northeast 135th Street.

Seattle Parks offers a hotline at 684-4075 to learn if a park has been designated as safe for sledding.

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Pierre Properties

Here is a map overlay of the Lake City Hub Urban Village. It is in the area that is light blue. The gold area is single family residential. The grey is property zoned commerical. Green is parks. Red is property owned by the Pierre brothers.

The Pierre brothers have hired CB Richard Ellis to help them with future development plans for their properties in Lake City. There is talk about working with the UW Urban Planning department to come up with a strategy and they are also looking for input from the community.

The next North District Council Meeting on February 1st at 7PM in the LC Library will have representatives of the Pierre's there to discuss.

There is a large contiguous section along 127th that is not only within the HUV but also next to the library and the new Elliott Bay Brew Pub. This may be a great location for a Trader Joe's as a first floor anchor tenant on a 5 story condo / apartment complex....

If anyone has additional information, email us and we'll post updates.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Birthday, Kaffeeklatsch

Our neighborhood bakery and coffee shop turned one year-old today and a fitting birthday party was thrown for the neighborhood business.

Kaffeeklatsch Seattle owners Brian Hensley and Annette Heide-Jessen celebrated with a packed room of supporters and customers as Paul, who by day is a barista, broke out his Deejay equipment and provided tunes for the celebration.

So from your neighborhood, happy birthday Kaffeeklatsch!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Liquor Violations Map

The map only shows one pin per block face or intersection, so it is a little deceptive when there is more than one incident at that location. This map shows liquor violations that have occurred since August of 2010 for the area that is one block from FireStation 39. There were 197 liquor violation in this area. The area from I-5 to the lake and 145th to 125th had a total of 262 over this period. That means that 75% of all the liquor violations in that area over that time frame were in this 4 block area that FS 39 is at the center of.

City of Seattle Data

Testing out some new ways to present local data. Feedback appreciated.

This dataset is from January 1st through 15th of this year.

Update 1: click on the magnifying glass in the upper left and type in the crime type to reduce the set to that crime. Try "burglary" for example.

Update 2: click on the icon to the far right and this will open up at the site.