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Monday, May 20, 2013 -- 3:32 pm Help Wanted: CDNews is looking for its next editor Central District News - After nearly two and a half years at the helm of Central District News, it's time for me to step aside to make room for a new editor.
As many of you know, CDNews is a part-time job for me, sharing my attention with Seattle Bike Blog. Since I founded the bike blog in 2010 (shortly before taking the reigns of CDNews), it has grown dramatically. I am now making the leap from part-time to full-time on that site, and that unfortunately means leaving CDNews.
I have been honored to be the editor of this innovative, popular and collaborative community news site. Started in 2007 by CD resident and software developer Scott Durham, the site was uniquely built around tips and contributions directly from readers like you.… Continue reading...Read more...
Monday, May 20, 2013 -- 2:56 pm FREE Summer Bridge Program at Garfield High School for incoming 9th graders Central District News - To all incoming Garfield High School 9th graders, class of 2017 Bulldogs
Garfield invites you to our no-cost Bulldog Summer Bridge Program. Join us to get to know your way around school and learn what to expect in your first year as a freshman!
You'll take classes taught by Garfield teachers to help you prepare for high school Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Math and Advisory. University of Washington's Teacher Education students will join you for a variety of fun activities, including a college visit! And, you'll learn how to handle your six rigorous course load, set academic goals and meet Garfield juniors and seniors who will share tips about academic and social life to help you get comfortable in your first year as a Bulldog!… Continue reading...Read more...
Monday, May 20, 2013 -- 8:28 am Police make arrest in shootout at MLK and Norman, woman struck in leg - UPDATE: 2nd suspect turns himself in Central District News - One woman was injured and a suspect arrested following a late-night shootout at MLK and S Norman Street.
The woman was struck in the leg, and police found her in a nearby construction site with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police arrested a suspect they say was with one other person firing east across MLK at another group. No suspects in the other group were located. (UPDATE: A second suspect turned himself in. See below for more details)
Details from the SPD Blotter:
Officers have one suspect in custody and continue to look for others in what appears to be an exchange of gunfire across MLK.
On May 19th at approximately 11:53 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of multiple shots fired in the 2800 block of South Norman Street. … Continue reading...Read more...
Sunday, May 19, 2013 -- 10:00 am Micro-Housing...Capitol Hill and Beyond...EastPAC Thursday, 5/23 Community Meeting Central District News - How does the development of Micro-housing impact you and your neighborhood?
There has been a lot of concern about this increasingly upward trend of Micro-Housing, also known as "APODments", small, single occupancy units sometimes with shared kitchens. The Capitol Hill Community Council has been addressing this issue for some time, and the City Council has hosted forums to explore citizen concerns.
The micro-housing movement has been expanding beyond Capitol Hill into the Central District, First Hill and other East Precinct neighborhoods. With a rising demand for affordable housing, these units provide a way for young singles, professionals and retired folks to actually be able to live in Seattle, close to work, restaurants and entertainment venues, and also bring rich diversity to neighborhoods.… Continue reading...Read more...
Friday, May 17, 2013 -- 2:33 pm Madrona Farmer's Market opens Friday Central District News -
The first day of business at the Madrona Farmer's Market is today (Friday) from 3-7 p.m.
As in previous years, vendors will pack the parking lot next to Grocery Outlet at MLK and Union. More details from market's website:
Madrona Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of the Madrona Grocery Outlet at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and E. Union Street. In 2013, it is open every Friday from 3-7 p.m., from May 17 to September 27.
Please be sure to support your generous market sponsors, Madrona Grocery Outlet, for graciously providing the space for your Madrona Farmers Market. Thank you very much, Steve & Deborah Mullen, for your continued support!
Community Groups & Non-Profits wishing to table at Madrona Farmers Market should check in with the Market Info Desk by 2:30 p.m., after which qualified groups will be assigned space based on availability on a first-come, first served basis.… Continue reading...Read more...
Friday, May 17, 2013 -- 2:14 pm Open Seat in our School Board, Kay Smith-Blum is not running Central District News - The Slog is reporting that Kay Smith-Blum will not be filing for reelection and that she has endorsed Stephan Blanford as her successor. He has been closely associated with Alliance for Education and the Gates Foundation. The filing deadline is today at 4:00 PM on line.
Online: May 13, 9:00 a.m. – May 17, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Filings made online for regular candidates may begin at 9 a.m. the first day of the filing period and continue through 4 p.m. the last day of the filing period.
In-person: May 13 - May 17, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Filing opens Monday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the King County Elections office, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton WA 98057.… Continue reading...Read more...
Friday, May 17, 2013 -- 6:37 am Where to get your Bike to Work Day boost Central District News - Today is Bike to Work Day. Cascade Bicycle Club, Swedish Cherry Hill, the Bush School and Cafe Weekend are all hosting Commute Stations, just a few of many such stations all over the city (see map below). Each station is different, but expect lots of free granola bars, coffee and encouraging smiles.
The centerpiece event of the day is a morning ride from KEXP's Dexter and Denny studio to City Hall for a rally. The ride leaves KEXP at 7:45 a.m., and the rally starts at City Hall at 8.
More details from Cascade Bicycle Club:
Ride to Seattle City Hall with Mayor McGinn!
Friday, May 17, 7:30 a.m.
KEXP studios, 113 Dexter Ave N
7:45 – 8 a.m. ride
8 – 8:15 a.m.… Continue reading...Read more...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 -- 8:21 am Police still searching for answers in shooting that killed Wilbert Plummer Central District News - Police are still looking for information about a fatal shooting in a parking lot near Blanche Lavizzo Park last weekend.
Q13 has identified the man killed as Wilbert Plummer.
Police say he was at Tia Lou's nightclub in Belltown Saturday night, but they do not know how he ended up shot in the 22nd and Main parking lot.
Anyone with information or who may have seen him or his black 2012 Jaguar Saturday night or Sunday morning should call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. You can also report any tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-tips.… Continue reading...Read more...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 -- 12:46 pm Get on the Hopscotch Event Map: Deadline Central District News - Want to add a garage sale, lemonade stand, four square competion, or game of capture the flag to the Hopscotch CD course?
It's easy, but this Saturday, May 18th is the last day we can get your information added to the paper map that will be handed out along the 1.8 mile course.
We need your event name, a short description, start/end time and location. Have a great idea, but not sure where to put it? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can see if there's a location or partner along the route for you! Garage sale not on the route but walkable from the route? That's cool. Give us the details and we can still get you on the flier.… Continue reading...Read more...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 -- 10:27 am Mayor announces $500,000 investment in CD school art education - UPDATED Central District News - Announcing $500k for arts education in partnership with @seapubschools ^at twitter.com/mayormcginn/st...
— Mayor McGinn (@mayormcginn) May 14, 2013
Mayor Mike McGinn announced Tuesday that the city will invest a half million dollars in art education in schools in and around the Central District.
The funding comes from tax revenue generated by the waterfront Ferris wheel and the Chihuly museum in Seattle Center.
Funding will go first to K-12 schools within the 'Central Pathway.' Over the next several years, the program will reach to other schools in the city, as well.
From the Mayor's Office:
Today the Mayor announced that the city of Seattle will deepen their partnership with the school district to invest in arts education.
Investment dollars will ensure that every student in the Central Pathway of Seattle Public Schools receive a minimum of two hours per week of arts education programming, as well as support the purchase of instruments and other art supplies for classrooms.… Continue reading...Read more...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 -- 12:59 pm Seattle Academy rolls out plan for new sciences building at 13th and Spring Central District News -
Neighbors living near 13th and Spring will learn more about the project to create a new $20 million science building on the campus of the Seattle Academy of Arts… and Sciences.
'We've had a strong science program in spite of the facilities,' Rob Phillips, Assistant Head of School said of the sometimes patchwork solutions to finding space for everything from chemistry class to the robotics club at the private middle and high school.
The new project isn't required to take the same design review path as other large projects but the school is still reaching out to present its plans to the community:
After the regular 12th Avenue Stewards meeting on Tuesday May 14 (5:30-7:00pm), lead architect David Miller will talk about and answer questions about the project to neighbors.… Continue reading...Read more...
Monday, May 13, 2013 -- 4:05 pm Superintendent: MAP tests will be optional for Seattle high schools next year Central District News - The Seattle School District will no longer require MAP tests at city public high schools, Superintendent José Banda announced Monday.
Faculty at Garfield High School this year led a boycott of the test that quickly expanded to other Seattle schools and drew national attention. Opponents of the test argued that it detracts from valuable classroom time, has little to do with instruction subject matter and are not taken seriously because students know they don't affect their GPAs.
A Seattle Public Schools review of the test has recommended that the test be optional to city high schools, paving the way to Garfield to stop administering the test, so long as they 'provide evidence of a way to assess and monitor progress of students who are below standard in math and reading.… Continue reading...Read more...
Monday, May 13, 2013 -- 9:13 am This Week's 7 Best Concerts in Seattle Seattle Weekly - ... is just 23 seems appropriate-her folk music sounds strikingly lived-in (but not "mature"), yet still modern. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 8 p.m. $20 adv./$25 DOS. This Portland five-piece-named ...Read more...