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Normal waste collection on Labor Day
Seattle garbage, food and yard-waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.
Traffic study to reveal Dorffel Drive’s local use
Dorffel Drive, in the middle of the Denny-Blaine neighborhood, has seen more and more cut-through traffic over time. SDOT has finally agreed to a traffic study with hopes of permanent change.
COMMUNITY CORNER | September 2014
Your monthly update from the Madison Park, Madison Valley and Leschi community councils.
POLICE NOTES | September 2014
The biggest crimes from Leschi, Madison Park, Madison Valley and Madrona last month.
E. Precinct Picnic on Saturday
Picnic in the East Precinct takes place every year to provide the business and residential communities to enjoy a day of celebration with the local police. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cal Anderson Park.
City park facilities closed on Labor Day
Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will close Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day.
SDOT crews out repainting lane stripes
Seattle drivers will soon have repainted lines on major arterial streets throughout the city. Seattle Department of Transportation crews are out painting fresh stripes on major arterial streets.
History House collecting donations for vets
The History House of Greater Seattle (790 N. 34th St.) is collecting sellable and recyclable items for St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle–King County’s “Operation Veteran Renewal” program.
Cool City Pets up for adoption on Saturday
Head on down to the Seattle Animal Shelter (2061 15th Ave. W.) on Saturday, Aug. 16, for Cool City Pets, an adoption event highlighting small animals looking for their forever homes.
Downtown Transit Tunnel to close Saturday for light-rail testing
The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will close for about six hours Saturday morning, Aug. 9, while Sound Transit and King County Metro conduct operational tests.
Adopt Fabulous Felines at Animal Shelter this Saturday
The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a cat adoptathon on Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. The event will feature numerous kittens and cats of different breeds.
SR 520 bridge to close for weekend construction
Crews will be hard at work over the weekend as they place asphalt on new ramps and stripe the freshly paved lanes east of the state Route 520 bridge.
City crack-sealing to being next week
Starting Tuesday, Aug. 5, Seattle Department of Transportation crews will fill cracks along South Jackson Street, between Rainier Avenue South and 31st Avenue South, weather-permitting.
Suspect arrested in Portland for Leschi shooting
Lorenzo Pratt, a 25-year-old member of the Deuce 8 street gang, was arrested on June 10 in Portland, Ore., for an outstanding warrant for an April 19 road-rage incident that occurred in Leschi five days before he allegedly shot and killed Deszaun Smallwood, 20.
Next foster-cat orientation on Sunday
If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent for cats and kittens from the Seattle Animal Shelter, plan to attend a free orientation session, offered next on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Leschi’s cycles of crime
So how does a neighborhood that is affluent, tech-savvy and ethnically diverse — which borders some of Seattle’s most affluent neighborhoods to the north — become a place where violence and homicide is commonplace?
Two local leaders among PACE grads
Twenty-six “up-and-coming” community leaders, including two local participants, celebrated their graduation from the People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE), a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) in May.
COMMUNITY CORNER | August 2014
Updates from the Leschi and Madison Park community councils.
POLICE BLOTTER | August 2014
A list of the major crimes from last month in Denny-Blaine and Leschi.
Get Online Seattle provides online job resources, tools
The City of Seattle has launched Get Online: Jobs & the Internet, an online toolbox for residents who are new to job searching on the Internet.
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