Welcome to MyNorthwest Neighborhoods. Here you'll find all the news, events, weather and traffic for YOUR neighborhood. If this is your neighborhood, click
make this my neighborhood and we'll show you this page every time you visit.
Monday, June 17, 2013 -- 5:53 pm Your new CD News editor Central District News - When I noticed the post a few weeks ago announcing Tom Fucoloro's departure, I had two thoughts: Those are some big shoes to fill. And, I think I can do that.
I'm pleased to announce I'll have a shot at filling those shoes. I'm stepping in as your new Central District News editor, and I'm excited to be here.
I'm a Central District resident and a freelance writer. You may have seen my name in Edible Seattle or Seattle Weekly; I contribute to both regularly. Though most of my writing as a professional has been feature stories, I'm a trained journalist and I'm looking forward to getting back into hard news and reporting.
And I'm looking forward to putting my own spin on this site.… Continue reading...Read more...
Monday, June 17, 2013 -- 4:40 pm Car crash at 23rd and Jefferson Central District News - Seattle Police and Fire departments responded to a car crash at 400 23rd Ave Monday afternoon.
According to Seattle Fire Department tweets, a car collided with a pole on 23rd Ave, next to Garfield High School.
Medics transported a female child to Harbor Medical Center to be treated for trauma. Medics evaluated the driver, who declined treatment, and a male child in the back seat, who suffered minor injuries and is not being transported.
Update: SPD called a 'drug recognition expert'officer to the scene during the crash investigation, according to police radio dispatches.
… Continue reading...Read more...
Friday, June 14, 2013 -- 12:47 pm Central Cinema kickstarts to stay indie, go digital Central District News - It's a familiar situation for independent movie theaters that have stubbornly fought to remain free of Hollywood constraints but don't want to be left behind by technology. 21st and Union's Central Cinema plans to launch a Kickstarter this Saturday, and is looking to crowdsource $60,000 to catch up with the big studios, and ultimately, survive.
"The switch to DCP [high-tech projectors] is something that the movie studios are starting to force onto theaters," Central Cinema owner Kevin Spitzer tells us. The theater operating on one 35mm camera now needs $60,000 to upgrade to a DCP projector that Spitzer says in a year will become a necessity.
"Last year 20th Century Fox and Disney sent out letters stating that they were discontinuing 35mm film by the end of 2013... We have not been able to show any 20th Century Fox or Disney/BuenaVista/Touchstone/Pixar since last fall...The word coming down is that within a year almost all movie distribution will be for DCP systems." Spitzer said they won't phase out indie, and archival films, but that in order to stay a viable they need to change with the times.… Continue reading...Read more...
Friday, June 14, 2013 -- 10:07 am Help name the upcoming 19th and Madison Park Central District News - The details of the upcoming 19th and Madison Park are still being determined, but one thing is clear: 'New Park at 19th and Madison' is a terrible name for a park.
So the Parks Department is now looking for community ideas for a name. You can submit your idea and explain why in an online survey. Deadline to submit is June 22.
From the park organizers:
It's time to name the park! (New park at 19th and Madison is getting to be kind of a mouthful after all). So come on- give the Parks Department your best suggestions!
Please submit suggestions for a park name by June 22.
Criteria the committee consider in naming parks include: geographical location, historical or cultural significance, and natural or geological features.… Continue reading...Read more...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 -- 2:54 pm Police bust group on 34th Ave for drugs, robbery Central District News - Seattle Police arrested four including at least one known gang member and seized three vehicles tracked down on 34th Ave after a man was found lying naked and semi-conscious in the street behind Garage Billiards on Capitol Hill early Thursday morning.
According to the SPD report on the incident, police were called to the Garage after receiving a report of two men in an altercation on Broadway CT near the IHOP.
When they arrived just before 1 AM, police found the victim lying down and dazed in the street with dilated eyes. And he was also completely naked. The victim was taken to Harborview for further treatment.
Police found a black Camaro spotted at the scene later that night in the 900 block of 34th Ave.… Continue reading...Read more...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 -- 3:13 pm School safety speed camera coming to Yesler Way outside Bailey Gatzert Elementary Central District News - You shouldn't speed anywhere you drive, but you're gonna want to be extra super careful to stay below the limit near Bailey Gatzert Elementary School.
After installing the cameras in four school zones around the city late last year, the cameras have caught 16 percent fewer speeders than when they were first turned on, suggesting that people have learned to slow down because of the cameras. Only four percent of people who have received a ticket have sped again and received a second, according to the mayor's office.
Since speed is a big factor standing between a tragedy and a close call, the cameras are increasing safety near school, the mayor said in a press event Tuesday.
The city is using revenue from the $189 tickets from the first school zone cameras to fund the new cameras.… Continue reading...Read more...
Monday, June 10, 2013 -- 12:03 pm Times: 2013 Juneteenth International Festival in Pratt Park Central District News - The 2013 Juneteenth International Festival was this weekend at Pratt Park. The Seattle Times' Erika Schultz captured the photo above of Hollywood St. James at the celebration.
The festival was the 30th annual Seattle celebration of emancipation. Organized by the Central Area Chamber of Commerce, this year's festival expanded its scope to include many international cultures.
Do you have photos from the festival to share? Comment below of email email@example.com.… Continue reading...Read more...
Saturday, June 8, 2013 -- 6:37 pm Joan McGuire, 88, tenacious volunteer for Catholic causes Seattle Times - ... terminally ill patients or the restoration of the historic Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seattle's Central Area. Born in Ellwood City, Penn., Mrs. McGuire (then known as Joan D'Andrea) was a cradle Catholic whose faith inspired and drove ...Read more...
Saturday, June 8, 2013 -- 11:23 am Police search for suspects after 18th/Spruce street robbery Central District News - Police searched the area the King County Juvenile Detention Center in vain Saturday morning after a purse snatching was reported at 18th and Spruce.
No confirmed details from SPD at this time but according to police radio dispatches, police were called to the area after a woman reported having her bag grabbed around 9:30 AM.
Police set up containment as a K9 unit searched the area for two possible suspects described as black males — one with cornrows and wearing a grey hoodie and grey pants and the other in a red shirt and black jeans. Despite reports from residents who saw a person matching the description of one of the suspects in area backyards, police were not successful in their search.… Continue reading...Read more...
Friday, June 7, 2013 -- 12:35 pm DPD approves Horace Mann rennovation + two-story addition Central District News - The Horace Mann building is on track for a major renovation and addition. The Department of Planning and Development approved Seattle Public Schools' plan, which will get the building ready for the return of the NOVA alternative high school.
NOVA has been housed in the old Meany building near Miller Park since 2009. But with voter approval of the BEX IV schools levy in February, the District now hopes to reopen Meany as a middle school and get Horace Mann back in shape.
Meanwhile, a group led in part by Wyking Garrett of Umojafest PEACE Center have been pushing for more community space and programming in the Horace Mann building. From the More 4 Mann campaign:
Our vision is for Horace Mann to be a hub of dynamic programming and activities, focused on positive education, culture, youth and community economic development outcomes that honors our heritage in the Central District.… Continue reading...Read more...
Friday, June 7, 2013 -- 9:35 am Scrub your Central District ride Central District News - It's a good weekend to wash your ride. Our official news bike could definitely use a scrub. CDN advertiser Sea Suds wants to give you a free wash at 23rd and Union — for whatever vehicle you put to use.
We're giving away three gift packs with 13 Sea Suds tokens — good for the $13 'automatic deluxe' or whatever you want to put them to use for a good scrubbing — to three commenters randomly selected below. All you need to do is post a link to a picture of your favorite Central District ride. Winners will be selected today at 5 PM.… Continue reading...Read more...
Thursday, June 6, 2013 -- 9:54 am Like to stay alive? King County Medic One levy will be on November's ballot Central District News - CHS recently wrote about some small but life-saving changes in the way Seattle Fire responds to medical emergencies. This fall, King County residents will have the opportunity to vote to continue funding one of the underpinnings of 911 response in the city and through the county — Medic One. While it seems unlikely the levy could possibly fail at the ballot box, the announcement below from the King County Council is worth a read for a better understanding of how this vital service was created and how it works today.
Voters to decide in November on six-year levy
for Medic One services
Voters will have the opportunity to reauthorize funding for the regional system of paramedic and ambulance services with today's unanimous adoption by the Metropolitan King County Council to place a six-year Medic One and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy on the November general election ballot.… Continue reading...Read more...
Thursday, June 6, 2013 -- 1:15 am 23rd Ave action teams tackle issues Capitol Hill Times Police Blotter - Built on the Central Area Action plan of 1992, and Action Plan II of 1999, the 23rd Avenue Action Plan aims to refresh and implement the Central Area's neighborhood vision.Read more...