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Thursday, February 11, 2016 -- 12:51 pm
Homeless encampment RV fire
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley An explosion and fire raged through an RV parked at the homeless encampment behind Whole Foods about 4:30 this morning completely destroying the vehicle. Residents of the site heard a blast reportedly caused by a can of fuel placed near a heater. The subsequent blaze had fire units called out to […] Read more...
Thursday, February 11, 2016 -- 12:01 am
Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day with the Mayor
Magnolia Voice - This Saturday, February 13th is Neighbor Appreciation Day in Seattle. NAD began more than 20 years ago as way to thank those that make Seattle such a great place to live, reach out to the community & strengthen our neighborhood bonds. In Magnolia, the Neighbor Appreciation Day celebration will be at the Community Center, 2550 […] Read more...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 -- 1:34 pm
Crown Castle insider reveals industry practices
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley Plans are in the works for placement of cell towers on Seattle City Light poles around Magnolia, according to notices left on homeowners' doors. Installation is conducted by Crown Castle, "The nation's largest provider of wireless infrastructure," according to the company website. A news posting on Magnolia Voice here introduces you to neighbors […] Read more...
Friday, February 5, 2016 -- 10:37 am
Seattle's Robbie Turner to compete on 'RuPaul's Drag Race - Season 8'
Seattle Gay News - 'Season 8' features another batch of contestants from around the country, including Robbie Turner from Seattle, who follows former Emerald City contenders Jinkx Monsoon , BenDeLaCreme and Magnolia Crawford . In addition Turner, who hosts her own show at downtown's Hard Rock Cafe, in the running for the draggiest of races are Acid Betty , Bob the Drag Queen , Chi Chi Devayne , Cynthia Lee Fontaine , Dax ExclamationPoint , Derrick Barry , Kim Chi , Laila McQueen , Naomi Smalls , Naysha Lopez and Thorgy Thor . Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 2:48 pm
Police arrest RV owner who started it all
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley Even with video to prove it, no one would listen to the owner of WBL Services, William Lipscomb, when he said dealers were allegedly selling hard drugs from an RV in front of his Magnolia business. No one, that is, except Magnolia Voice. The RV that started it all, following an […] Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 12:04 pm
Residents up in arms over planned cell towers
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley Notices on doors started showing up in the vicinity of Dravus Street and Magnolia Boulevard from the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections regarding installation of "communication utilities" on Seattle City Light poles. One neighbor in particular understood the implications. He was not happy.  "What's happening in our neighborhood is Crown […] Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 5:09 am
Why Seattle must tame "The Jungle"
Crosscut.com - ... at city hall really knew why the spike was happening - but the neighbors did. Much like neighbors in Queen Anne, Magnolia, and Ballard, they knew where the crime was coming from. And they were scared and angry. To Greg Nickels' credit, he didn't try ... Read more...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 -- 8:53 pm
Magnolia School to re-open - if the levy passes
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley It's been twelve years since the public has set foot inside Magnolia School - renamed from the previous Magnolia Elementary moniker. Situated on 28th Avenue, the huge brick edifice has sat boarded up since the African-American Academy moved out in 2004. Monday, in light of the $475.3 million Buildings, Technology and […] Read more...
Saturday, January 30, 2016 -- 11:44 pm
Seattle neighborhoods hire private security amid lawlessness
Bellingham Herald - ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF JAN. 30-31 AND THEREAFTER - Central Protection patrol officer James Toomey talks to a resident as he patrols the Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle. Read more...
Saturday, January 30, 2016 -- 10:49 pm
RV criminals vs. RV homeless
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley In the shadow of two murders in a decades-old encampment called, The Jungle, here's a tale of two entities chasing the same seemingly impossible dream: Send RV criminals down the road while meeting the needs of the "deserving" homeless at the same time. A request for immediate removal is plain enough […] Read more...
Saturday, January 30, 2016 -- 7:56 pm
Foam Roller Workshop
Magnolia Voice - Start your 2016 goals off right! Learn challenging exercises using the foam roller and get the benefits of the following: -Strong Glutes, Hamstrings and Quads -Supportive Core -Increased upper body strength -Muscle and tension release throughout the body The workshop is 90 minutes and participants receive a foam roller to take home. The class costs […] Read more...
Friday, January 29, 2016 -- 2:56 pm
Remember Magnolia Bridge closed tonight
Magnolia Voice - SDOT will close the Magnolia Bridge from 8 PM Friday, January 29, until 8 AM Saturday morning, January 30, to perform maintenance. During this time, the Magnolia Bridge will be closed to all traffic between 15th Ave W and Thorndyke Ave W. If crews are unable to complete this work over Friday night, they will […] Read more...
Friday, January 29, 2016 -- 10:18 am
New One-Night Count Numbers Show 19 Percent Increase in Unsheltered Homelessness Across King County
The Stranger - ... . A law student noted that his team saw a memorial to Stacy Fisher, a homeless woman who was murdered under the Magnolia Bridge last year." All Home's Putnam said the numbers aren't a surprise but are still a concern as the city and county struggle ... Read more...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 -- 4:37 pm
Deadly shooting at Seattle's 'Jungle' homeless camp spurs soul-searching in the city
Los Angeles Times - ... streets, some communities have hired private security firms to patrol their neighborhoods. In one upscale area, Magnolia, with expansive views of Elliott Bay and Puget Sound, unarmed uniformed officers patrol the streets in blue and white Humvees, ... Read more...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 -- 7:52 pm
Bulletin Board | Jan. 27, 2016
Queen Anne & Magnolia News - The Neighborhood Safety Alliance will meet on Thursday, Jan. 28, to further discuss safety and crime in the Magnolia, Queen Anne, Ballard and North Seattle. City officials and police are scheduled to attend. Read more...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 -- 8:23 pm
Second RV meeting Thursday
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley Round two of Criminals-in-RVs-Hack-Us-Off begins Thursday at Seattle Pacific University's Gwinn Commons (third floor) at 6:30 p.m. The Neighborhood Safety Alliance found a bigger boat to fit all of those wanting to give the City some feedback regarding the criminal element living in RVs in Magnolia, Ballard, Queen Anne, and beyond. […] Read more...
Monday, January 25, 2016 -- 10:09 pm
Ballard High School "Soap for Hope" drive
Magnolia Voice - Do you have an extra bar of soap at home, or maybe a spare toothbrush? The Soap For Hope drive at Ballard High School is collecting various hygiene items which will be distributed to people facing hardships in Ballard, Queen Anne and Magnolia communities. They need: -bars of soap -bottles of shampoo and conditioner -razors -toothbrushes -toothpaste -lotion […] Read more...
Monday, January 25, 2016 -- 9:28 pm
Brazen burglar steals family memory
Magnolia Voice - Polly writes: Last Sunday evening, a burglar came into our house and stole my purse.  We were home. They took my burgundy nylon purse, with my wallet, cash, credit cards, ID, personal items in it.  Obviously I'd love to have any of it back.  But the only thing that was irreplaceable is the key ring […] Read more...
Monday, January 25, 2016 -- 9:12 pm
Village trees get sweaters
Magnolia Voice - By reporter Steven Smalley Winter's chill motivated someone to put colorful coverings on the trunks of some of the trees on McGraw Street in the heart of the Village over the weekend.  Some of the trees have cards attached with messages such as "Share the Kindness," "Share the Warmth," and "Share the Love." No indication for the reason behind […] Read more...
Sunday, January 24, 2016 -- 12:21 pm
Mayor, city amends emergency order over homeless issue
Queen Anne & Magnolia News - ... voiced their anger over increasing homelessness and crime. The NSA included presentations from Queen Anne, Magnolia, Ballard and North Seattle pleading for city officials and law enforcement to put a stop to what they described as a rampant uptick ... Read more...



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