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Downtown Tacoma Capers sneak peek

Jun. 1, 2007
KFnet friend Erik B. sent over a few cellphone pics of upcoming downtown "take home" restaurant Capers. Looks like a clean and simple place (with stunning high ceilings!) and...

Old City Hall condos on-hold

Jun. 2, 2007
A article in today's News Tribune says the condo project at Old City Hall is in a holding pattern. One non-profit tenant won't/can't move and the cooling housing market...

Video ~ When TV moves me

Jun. 2, 2007
Most TV sucks. Some is OK and even good. But rarely is TV ever great. And when it comes to reality shows, there's not much worth writing about here....

North 30th St. closed for maintenance June 4th and 5th

Jun. 4, 2007
It's amazing how quickly roads can decay into disrepair. With harsh winter weather and especially temperatures this can be true of pretty much anywhere. Even passages through the North...

Video ~ Foggy Narrows bridges from the train

Jun. 4, 2007
On her way south last Friday wifey Sarah shot this great video from the train. Pretty impressive view and weather especially considering how toasty it was around that time. It'll...

Tacoma's Favorite Fountains

Jun. 6, 2007
Aside from that big, salty water feature that wraps around much of this area there are numerous human-made gems around town to be recognized. Fountains breathe life amidst concrete...

City publishes mixed use center recommendations

Jun. 6, 2007
The City of Tacoma published a draft of their mixed use center analysis and recommendations. They took at look at a couple dozen locations around the city. Recommendations include...

New YouTube menus right in the face! (update 1)

Jun. 6, 2007
It's always a shame when a great product is made less so with an "upgrade". Google's YouTube seems to have done just that today with any of their videos...

How To Be A Good Tacoman ~ Schuster Sidewalk Cleaner

Jun. 7, 2007
Last weekend while jetting from my house around town running a few errands, I noticed something strange along Schuster Parkway. There was a man on the sidewalk with his...

'OK Tacoma' video and slideshow

Jun. 7, 2007
Derek over at Exit133 put out a nice video performance and photo collage. Local poet Daniel Blue is seen performing his poem "OK Tacoma" with slides from Derek's "365...

MultiCare boiler plant seeks fewer windows

Jun. 8, 2007
Architects building the boiler plant along Wright Park for MultiCare says they want less windows. They've applied for a variance with the City of Tacoma that might get them...

Photo ~ UWT graduation day

Jun. 8, 2007
Congrats to all of today's UWT grads! More than 900 students took that walk today, the largest class yet from this downtown institution. Have a pint, kick back and enjoy,...

These boots are made for walking [tours]

Jun. 8, 2007
The Business Examiner Daily email is reporting that the downtown Tacoma visitors center now offers walking tours. Tours focus on local history and will be held twice weekly: 10am...

Photos ~ 2007 Sound to Narrows run

Jun. 9, 2007
Checked the FeedTacoma calendar after I woke up this morning and was reminded of the Sound to Narrows Run taking place today. Since it was nearby our place I...

Point Defiance concept plan released

Jun. 10, 2007
Looks like the folks over at MetroParks are thinking pretty big with some proposed plans for Point Defiance's future. Water taxis, view towers, and hotels -- oh my! Ideas...

Rug Barn building getting some TLC

Jun. 11, 2007
Any business with "barn" in the name kinda' scares me. Especially that strange spot at the corner of Proctor and 12th. Can't say I've ever been inside but it...

76% of Tacoma billboards 'non-complying'

Jun. 12, 2007
A report from the City Manager to the City Council states that 76% of all Tacoma billboards don't comply with a 1997 ordinance. Ten years later, the compliance grace...

Photos ~ This Shirt last Friday at Hell's Kitchen (update 1)

Jun. 13, 2007
Spent last Friday night at Hell's Kitchen to check out a co-worker's band and play some pool. Granted this was the "all ages" hour but I still had a...

New fence along Delin above 'jungle'

Jun. 13, 2007
A lengthy chain-link fence is going up on Delin bordering a portion of the "jungle" above South Tacoma Way. It runs from the corner of Tacoma Ave down to...

North Slope board doesn't want steam plant

Jun. 14, 2007
North Slope Historic District board chairman Mashall McClintock expresses the group's opposition to the proposed MultiCare steam plant adjacent Wright Park in a letter to the editor today. He...

Night on the Town tonight

Jun. 14, 2007
The Downtown Merchant's Group's Night on the Town is tonight with various spots staying open for your shopping enjoyment. Don't worry, there are deals to be had throughout. Namely...

Get First Night'd

Jun. 15, 2007
The First Night Tacoma website is now up and humming. Four pillars of community, celebration, the New Year, and the arts guide this event here and numerous ones around...

Paul Blanchard strikes a chord with videos

Jun. 15, 2007
It's pretty rare when browsing through web videos that any truly impress me. Sure there's plenty of silly/wacky stuff people are putting out there in 30 second blips from...

Father's Day with the gang

Jun. 16, 2007
Join the Tacoma Photo Gang this Sunday for an outing at Point Defiance Park. We'll me up at 3pm at the Antique Sandwich Company and go from there. We...

Tacoma Photo Gang - Ruston, Never Never Land, & Camp 6

Jun. 18, 2007
The Tacoma Photo Gang got together yesterday for a cloudy Father's Day afternoon outing. We met up on the corner of 51st and Pearl and headed out from there....

Perspective from Table Number One at Stadium Bistro

Jun. 18, 2007
KFnet friend Annie just sent over an email about her recent experience at Stadium Bistro. Here's what she said... We had dinner at the Stadium Bistro the other night, and...

iBoat Tacoma hits the water

Jun. 19, 2007
After recently exclaiming "I wish we'd get more water-related attractions around here," while out with the Photo Gang this weekend I found a new service down on the Foss....

Photos ~ Skimboard competition at Dash Point

Jun. 20, 2007
Once upon a time, one of my sister's best friend's dad made me a present for my birthday. I don't even think I was in high school but it's...

Photos ~ iBoat Tacoma and the Nowhere Fast

Jun. 20, 2007
I stopped by pylon 17 on the Thea Foss waterway to get a gander at iBoat Tacoma, it's owner and her boat. Kristine was wrapped up in an interview...

My Third Thursday plans

Jun. 21, 2007
It's amazing but any a group or business planning events around Tacoma now has to be resigned to the fact that there will almost always be something else going...

Cool virtual tour of Stadium High exterior

Jun. 21, 2007
Just got a link via email of a couple cool 360 degree virtual tour panoramas of the exterior of Stadium High. The quality is pretty solid with views of...

Bullets from the Position 8 forum

Jun. 22, 2007
Last night I took in Derek's forum for candidates running for Tacoma's "at large" spot on the City Council. It was a good chance to see and hear each...

Past City leader hopes to serve again soon

Jun. 23, 2007
At 77, Harold Moss is running for the North End and Westgate neighborhood's city council seat. Moss registered at the last minute against Spiro Manthou who, until then, looked...

PSP comment box

Jun. 24, 2007
Just wanted to drop a comment out there to the folks at Puget Sound Pizza. I know in the past it's been a bit of a "chicken or the...

Coming soon: Tacoma vs. Clear Channel?

Jun. 25, 2007
Jason Hagey writes in this morning's News Tribune of things heating up a bit over local billboards. Owner of all 193 Tacoma billboards Clear Channel has already fired a...

Thursday's too busy? Try Tuesday instead!

Jun. 26, 2007
Seriously, there's always so much crammed into Thursday evenings lately it's hard to keep pace. Fortunately for Tacomans we now have more busy days in the week. Take tonight,...

Photos ~ House demolition on 27th and Pacific

Jun. 26, 2007
The old house standing in the parking lot of Superior Saw at 27th and Pacific is no more. A huge claw tore it apart this morning. The area is...

Capers Downtown Open for Lunch and Dinner (now w/photos)

Jun. 26, 2007
On my way to a meeting I noticed that Capers Downtown, located at 701 Pacific Avenue, is opening it's doors today for lunch and dinner. Capers features a menu...

MultiCare again avoids public process

Jun. 26, 2007
In the ongoing issue of the MultiCare boiler plant slated to go up across from Wright Park, a squirrel in the attic passed along the following email. In it...

Tacoma Film Festival submissions due Aug. 17

Jun. 26, 2007
Received via email: Are you a filmmaker who wants to show your work to Tacoma? If so, we are accepting submissions for inclusion in the 2nd Tacoma Film Festival. The...

Laura Hanan's bio in Who's Who

Jun. 27, 2007
Laura Hanan is to be included in the 2007 and 2008 (27th and 28th editions) of Marquis' Who's Who In American Art. The merit-based Who's Who... publications have been...

Coffee & Rhetoric for 6/28

Jun. 28, 2007
Coffee & Rhetoric's back and on it's new monthly schedule! If you thought last week's City Council candidate forum needed more excitement stop by C&R tonight. Julie over at...

Old Premium Motors building facade changes

Jun. 28, 2007
The two large, conjoined brick structures that use to house Premium Motors is getting a little clean-up work done. Nearly all gone now are all the former business' signage....
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