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Thursday, December 18, 2014 -- 2:43 pm Best place to get your car prowled? NOT Northgate Maple Leaf Life - It's true that roughly a car per day is prowled in Maple Leaf.
It's not true that, despite the Northgate mall and transit center, it's the most likely place to have someone break into your car.
New Seattle Police statistics, released this week, indicate the most cars are prowled on Capital Hill and a chunk of downtown.
In [...]Read more...
Saturday, December 13, 2014 -- 1:03 pm A broken power pole, a prowled car Maple Leaf Life -
The morning after. Good work, Seattle City Light.
Some work remains to be done.
4 p.m.: Multiple Seattle City Light crews on scene. Say they will be able to replace the pole without turning off power. !!
A Seattle Police officer photographs the roped-off intersection.
Two things this afternoon:
1) Shortly after noon a CleanScapes recycling truck [...]Read more...
Saturday, December 13, 2014 -- 10:59 am Green Lake luminaries are tonight Maple Leaf Life -
The annual Green Lake luminaries – path of lights – starts at 4:30 tonight.
Singers, musicians and thousands of people will stroll the 3.5 mile paved path at the lake.
Earlier tonight outside the Boathouse.
It appears that Real candles have returned! (We stopped going during the LED candle years.)
AND there's no rain in the forecast. (We [...]Read more...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 -- 2:14 pm Update: 50 mph winds and power outages tonight Maple Leaf Life -
9:20 p.m.: Part of ViewRidge is out.
9:15 p.m.: 3,000 out in Laurelhurst.
8:50: Outage in Maple Leaf. Three customers at about Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 90th St.
8:40 p.m.3,000 out in Lake Forest Park.
At 8:20 p.m. winds gusted to 38 mph here at Maple Leaf Life South. Lights are flickering, radio's in and out.
1:46 [...]Read more...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 -- 12:12 pm Yancy Noll's killer: "Guilty" Maple Leaf Life -
The man – Thomasdinh "Dinh" Bowman- accused of the 2012 drive-by shooting of Yancy Knoll at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 75th Street was this morning found guilty of first-degree murder.
Our news partner The Seattle Times is following the story here.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 -- 1:30 pm Wet, followed by WIND (65 mph?) Maple Leaf Life -
Wednesday night, 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 92nd Street.
The ponds on the east side of Maple Leaf Reservoir Park this morning. Wind shakes the camera.
Update 6 p.m. Power out in several nearby communities – including Richmond Beach, Shoreline. All remaining ferry sailings canceled tonight. Sustained winds to 50 mph now expected Thursday.
It's wet outside, [...]Read more...
Monday, December 8, 2014 -- 11:49 pm Murder defendant forgetful on stand Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Thomasdinh Bowman, center right, appears on trial after being accused of the 2012 thrill killing of Yancy Noll, photographed Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the King County Superior Court in Seattle, Washington. Prosecutors claim Bowman researched how to get away with murder before pulling up beside Noll and killing him at a Maple Leaf neighborhood intersection.Read more...
Monday, December 8, 2014 -- 11:33 am Teen car thief suspect arrested at Northgate Mall Maple Leaf Life - A 15-year-old suspect in multiple car thefts was arrested Sunday at the Northgate Mall food court.
Seattle Police explain that gang unit detectives working a robbery prevention detail at the mall spotted the teen 'who tried to make a break for it but did not evade apprehension a second time.'
The first time was Friday morning, when [...]Read more...
Sunday, December 7, 2014 -- 4:26 pm And the coming heavy rains.... Maple Leaf Life -
Late afternoon at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park. Enjoy now.
'And the coming heavy rains' is in the title of Cliff Mass' blog post today.
This is going to be a very wet week for the Northwest and northern California, with a deep trough over the eastern Pacific that will bring very moist, warm air and the [...]Read more...
Thursday, December 4, 2014 -- 8:07 pm Two more holiday crime items of note Maple Leaf Life - ‘Tis the season of holiday package delivery, and one reader emails this evening:
Just wanted to alert folks that there's at least one woman trolling the neighborhood to steal packages left on porches.
Thankfully we have a neighbor who thought things seemed weird and approached her. She told our neighbor that she was just there to [...]Read more...
Sunday, November 30, 2014 -- 1:42 pm A Red-breasted sign of winter's cold Maple Leaf Life -
During a cold snap (21 degrees this morning in Maple Leaf) this bird is sometimes seen here instead of in the hills.
'A few birds reliably move into residential areas during the winter months' or after a snowstorm, Birds of Seattle and Puget Sound says about the Red-breasted Sapsucker.
This bird is on a Deodar Cedar at [...]Read more...
Saturday, November 29, 2014 -- 9:33 am Snow! (following a LOT of rain) Maple Leaf Life - Snowing steadily at 6 a.m.
Sun's out at 8 a.m.
Total at the Maple Leaf Life South official Snow Measuring Car: 1.50 inches.
Though it doesn't seem that much.
As to Friday's rain: 1.25 inches.
And it did seem every bit that much.
As to the forecast: Cold clear skies.
'SYNOPSIS…THE CONVERGENCE ZONE THAT BROUGHT SHOW SHOWERS TO SEATTLE HAS MOVED SOUTH [...]Read more...
Friday, November 28, 2014 -- 2:08 pm Snow's heading south on Black Friday...plus downtown protests Maple Leaf Life - 4:35 p.m.
2:47 p.m. Weather service issues Winter Weather Advisory from 9 p.m. to 11 a.m.
ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 3 INCHES. MAIN IMPACT…ROADS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY
2:15 p.m. Maple Leaf outside temperature was 53 degrees at 7:30 a.m. Now 37 degrees.
2 p.m. Twitter reports mix of snow and rain in Shoreline.
1:45 p.m. National Weather Service in Seattle [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 -- 4:55 pm No Thanksgiving trash pickup, but Saturday snow? Maple Leaf Life - Two things:
Not trash nor recycling not even yard waste will be picked up Thanksgiving Day. Put it out Friday instead.
Here's the National Weather Service forecast for Maple Leaf:
Friday Night. Rain before 4 a.m., then rain, possibly mixed with snow showers. Low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than [...]Read more...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 -- 9:41 am Maple Leaf's Blue Saucer up for sale Maple Leaf Life -
In an email this week to supporters, Blue Saucer owner Billie Bryan said:
'I just wanted to let you know that I've decided to list the Blue Saucer for sale on the Real Estate market, as of last weekend, and I'm excited about it!'
We have flyers in the shop for potential buyers, and look forward to [...]Read more...
Sunday, November 23, 2014 -- 7:14 am And now a dog lost from N.E. 96th St. Maple Leaf Life - Update Nov. 24:
Josh emails overnight:
I am wondering if you could post to the maple leaf blog. At 2p.m. today, 11/22, my black 12 lbs dog, wearing a purple fleece, ran off, he is very timid. He was lost from Northeast 96th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast. .
He looks like a miniature lab.
See attached photo.
His [...]Read more...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 -- 3:03 pm Rhode Island Red lost near N.E. 97th St. Maple Leaf Life - Maureen emails:
'Could you please post that we have a lost chicken? It's a Rhode Island Red hen–reddish brown. Lost 11/21/14 near Northeast 97th Street and Fifth Avenue Northeast.
'We have a 6-ft high fence so it's possible she was taken by a raptor but we are hoping for the best. Thanks for posting.'
The chicken's name is [...]Read more...