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Dad's makes tasty take-out

Oct. 2, 2006
A couple Saturday's ago Sarah and I met up with friends Angela and Steve to try out Dad's Bakery and Deli on Sixth Ave for lunch. Sarah did try...

Tacoma Greek Festival Oct. 6-8

Oct. 2, 2006
Here it is Monday and I'm already looking forward to next weekend. Well, since it's now Fall and no one thinks there's anything to do besides stay in with...

A tourist's tale downtown

Oct. 4, 2006
It's often pretty easy for residents to get used to and comfortable with the quirks of their own town. Tacoma's no different and I ran across one when a...

New Old Milwaukee space [update]

Oct. 4, 2006
Heard from a tipster that the Old Milwaukee Cafe on Sixth Ave. maybe expanding. I'm told the beauty salon next door is now going to be part of the...

Premium Motors heading south [update]

Oct. 4, 2006
Saw a sign on the side of local downtown oddity/gem Premium Motors on the way home and it looks like they're moving. Can't say I blame them on purely...

Pita Pit now open

Oct. 4, 2006
Reliable NoDo (North Downtown, like it?) tipster and man on the street Erik sent me an email that Pita Pit is now open. The place is at 921 Pacific...

Weekend Events ~ Music, food, a dash of history, and solar power

Oct. 5, 2006
Seriously, I know it's already October but the real Northwest rains have yet to return (thank you very much El Niño!) and there's still stuff going on. Here's the...

Todd Matthews on local bloggers

Oct. 5, 2006
Todd Matthews just published his piece on local bloggers with thoughts and perspectives on our growing influence here in Tacoma. Here's a couple snips from the article. Tacoma's blogging...

Donor wall remixed

Oct. 5, 2006
RR Anderson of Holistic Forge Works fame came up with a pretty funny bit of work in Photoshop. It seems he sees a different vision of the proposed wall. Hehe....

Sounder to Lakewood route open house

Oct. 6, 2006
Stopped by Freighthouse Square yesterday to an open house put on my SoundTransit for folks to see the current ideas about how to get the Sounder from Tacoma to...

Photos ~ Out for the afternoon

Oct. 6, 2006
Sometimes a break is necessary and this afternoon the SiteCrafting crew left the office for lunch and some bowling. We started off with a great lunch at Primo Grill...

A little help from my dad

Oct. 7, 2006
Didn't waste much time getting up and around this morning since my dad was on the road and here first thing this morning. Sarah took off for a fund...

My first Carl's

Oct. 9, 2006
I'm not much of a fast food kinda' guy but there's nothing wrong with fighting a personal stereotype once in a while. That's what I did Friday night when...

Photos ~ Premium Motors downtown showroom

Oct. 10, 2006
I previously wrote about Premium Motors moving from downtown a couple miles away down South Tacoma Way and wanted to follow up. I had a chat with the owner...

Photos ~ Loop 2.4.3 concert in Old Town

Oct. 10, 2006
Who says Old Town's got nothing going on after 5pm on a Tuesday night? Well, at least on this particular evening, not me. After a sandwich dinner at The...

Photos ~ Pantages Theater grand opening preview

Oct. 11, 2006
Took some time yesterday afternoon to pop on over to the newly remodeled, nearly re-opened Pantages Theater. Marketing guru Lacey Leffler was nice enough to lead me through the...

Follow-up: Winthrop and the Wall

Oct. 12, 2006
Just want to help make sure a couple important issues in the progress of downtown Tacoma stay on people's radar. More is sure to arise in the coming weeks...

Weekend DVD picks

Oct. 13, 2006
Once in a while it's nice to have a bit of a lull between the busyness of everyday life. I'll have just one of those weekends with no plans...

Photos ~ Calm fall morning on the water

Oct. 13, 2006
I took a minute on my way in to work this morning to stop and grab a few photos from Thea's Park. I had a purpose for my shots...

Brick wall now with more glass? [update]

Oct. 14, 2006
An article in today's TNT outlines a supposed compromise in the WSHS donor wall debate. The new idea would call for adding "a glass panel" to the proposed wall....

Never afraid of scrapping a bit

Oct. 15, 2006
We have a new neighbor across the alley from my office. For a time we didn't know what their trade was until just the last week when palettes of...

Online city complaint form complaint

Oct. 17, 2006
I checked out the city's new online conduct complaint form and I'll avoid tearing apart the tech for now but would like to point something out. When someone opts...

Steam Vent ~ Views

Oct. 18, 2006
Seems to be a bit of chatter about Tacoma growing up (literally) and concerns about folks' current and future views. "Steam Vent" is a new feature I'm trying here...

Late Link hours for Third Thursday

Oct. 18, 2006
Looks like Tacoma's Link is finally getting wise to some of downtown's blossoming night scene. Saw the following rider alert at the Union Station stop that's really encouraging for...

Seeking fall colors (inquire within)

Oct. 19, 2006
A co-worker took a jab at my urban living yesterday by pointing out how much fall color she sees on her drive into work from Orting. I suppose I...

No news from Winthrop Hotel group

Oct. 19, 2006
No news has been forthcoming from the Quigg/Trabucco camp regarding meeting today's due diligence deadline to purchase the Winthrop from AF Evans. Sounds like their still in negotiations  and...

Northern lights may drift above Northwest skies

Oct. 20, 2006
Now, I certainly don't want to get anyone's hopes up. But, a pretty large solar flare flew away from the Sun earlier this week and may cause auroral activity...

WSHS Donor wall FAQ

Oct. 20, 2006
Looks as though the WSHS is doing a little campaigning for the building of their controversial donor wall through a FAQ and timeline on their site. As I'm sure...

Urban fall color outing tomorrow

Oct. 21, 2006
After some discussion the other day, I've made firm plans to head out tomorrow to capture some of the beautiful signs of fall color in Tacoma. Anyone that would...

Pizza price puzzle

Oct. 21, 2006
Had a great afternoon/evening out with Angela and Steve up at University Village doing some shopping. After some prep at Crate and Barrel for their Xmas cocktail party and...

Councilmember Andersons on the wall (not literally)

Oct. 22, 2006
Tacoma city councilmember Julie Anderson weights in on the donor wall debacle in an op ed in today's News Tribune. Seems she's trying to play the role of a...

Backyard lawn patch job

Oct. 22, 2006
At least that what I hope the outcome will be. Ever since we moved in I've eyed our tiny backyard as a possible oasis. We already have a pretty...

Tacoma's Fall Colors ~ Union Street and UPS

Oct. 23, 2006
Fellow KFnet friend Joel and I enjoyed a morning making a big loop around Tacoma in search of fall color. I alone snapped about 350 photos and, inspired by...

Tacoma's Fall Colors ~ South Tyler and Snake Lake

Oct. 24, 2006
Color was everywhere along Union near UPS but we eventually moved on toward South Tyler and Snake Lake. Here we found one particular tree along the road just bursting...

Call for donor wall and Century Park ideas

Oct. 24, 2006
Who's calling? Well, the lack of any viable solution from either the WSHM or the City of Tacoma tells me us folks who live here need to put our...

Tacoma's Fall Colors ~ Wapato Lake

Oct. 25, 2006
Yet another local park I hadn't visited until last Sunday was Wapato Park [ map ]. We headed there after taking photos on North Union and out at Snake...

Two Koi grand opening celebration

Oct. 25, 2006
Tacoma's new Japanese fusion cuisine and sushi spot downtown is having its grand opening this Thurs, 10/26. Two Koi will have a ribbon cutting by the Tacoma Chamber around...

Tacoma Fall Colors ~ Dock Street

Oct. 26, 2006
All the color and avian wildlife at Wapato Lake was pretty hard to top but our last stop took us along Dock Street. We took a few photos of...

Century Park sketch examples [update]

Oct. 26, 2006
I've received a few donor wall alternative/Century Park sketches from KFnet readers and I wanted to provide a couple as examples to show how other folks are doing it....

Tacoma's Fall Colors ~ Puget Gardens Park

Oct. 27, 2006
Today's the final installment in my Tacoma fall colors photo series. After a morning out taking photos with Joel I joined up with another friend of KFnet Erik. We...

Halloween fun around Tacoma

Oct. 27, 2006
Seems like there's plenty of Halloween-related fun taking place this weekend and into next week around town. Although I don't have any break event info myself a couple other...

Winthrop: More 'attractive' offer presented to AF Evans

Oct. 30, 2006
Just got an email blast from Chester Trabucco of Citizens Hotel. Seems that there's now word of a more "attractive" offer that AF Evans is exploring in their Winthrop...

Hob-Nob damaged by fire

Oct. 30, 2006
KFnet friend Dave just let me know about a fire over at the Hob-Nob restaurant and lounge on 6th Ave at the edge of Write Park [ map ]....

Carving in phases

Oct. 30, 2006
Lazy was the word this weekend since we barely left the house except to grab dinner with a co-worker and her husband Saturday. Sunday was sleeping in a bit...

Steam Vent ~ Political signs

Oct. 31, 2006
They dot the roadside this time of year -- especially during big elections. They pop up like magic when you're not looking. And, yes, although the election is only...

Perspective from a candy giver

Oct. 31, 2006
Here are some thoughts and quotes from our night as Halloween candy givers. Little Girl #1 "So what are you?""I'm suppose to be a vampire but I forgot my...
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