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Saturday, February 28, 2015 -- 9:58 am
Overnight rollover crash blocks 15th Ave. N.E.
Maple Leaf Life - A rollover crash on 15th Avenue Northeast drew more than a dozen fire units to Maple Leaf overnight. KOMO-TV reports: 'An SUV sideswiped a parked truck, flipped over, and blocked traffic around 12:30 a.m.  Two people were inside the SUV, and one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.' The accident occurred near the intersection [...] Read more...
Saturday, February 28, 2015 -- 8:39 am
The (very many) dogs of Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf Life - Dog note: Seattle DogSpot posts the news that the state Legislature passed a bill making it illegal to leave a pet locked in a car under dangerous conditions. Calvin as shark this past Halloween. Sorry, Maple Leaf. Despite repeated assertions over years that Maple Leaf (or at least the 98115 zip code) has more Dog Density than [...] Read more...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 -- 5:34 pm
Neighbors report crime news here
Maple Leaf Life - Robin emails this afternoon: Just wanted to alert our neighbors that our home (we live on Northeast 102nd Street here in Maple Leaf) was broken into in broad daylight yesterday morning. There were at least two intruders, possibly three in a gold-colored car with tinted windows and they smashed two windows and ultimately just bashed in the [...] Read more...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 -- 10:28 am
Candidate forums for Maple Leaf's City Council seats
Maple Leaf Life - So far we know more about the three Seattle City Council members who are leaving the council than we do about the candidates who remain. And there are a lot of them. In Seattle's new district, or ward, system, the vast majority of Maple Leaf is in Council District 5. Our neighborhood's southernmost toe, south of Northeast 85th [...] Read more...
Thursday, February 19, 2015 -- 2:56 pm
Keys found near N.E. 91st St.
Maple Leaf Life - Ashley emails: We found a large set of about 15 keys in the gravel dead-end street of Northeast 91st Street and 20th Avenue Northeast (in front of Grunge City Crossfit and near the Stratford Assisted Living). If someone is missing them, they can be retrieved by commenting below. Read more...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 -- 5:16 pm
Dog meets cactus: Maple Leaf neighbors help
Maple Leaf Life - Grace emails: I'd like to give a shout out to a local who really helped me out yesterday with a thorny situation. I love our neighborhood. People are so nice! Walking my dog Luna on Northeast 90th street near Maple Leaf Ace Hardware, and as dogs do she was sniffing around the front edge of a [...] Read more...
Sunday, February 15, 2015 -- 2:46 pm
Good morning, Maple Leaf - plus a found bag
Maple Leaf Life - Did we mention it's gonna be 54 degrees and bright sun this afternoon of Feb. 15th? Moving along, this bag was found Saturday afternoon on 15th Avenue Northeast. Anybody know the owner? Read more...
Saturday, February 14, 2015 -- 2:24 pm
Our Scarlet-fronted Parakeets are back
Maple Leaf Life - Maple Leaf's own feral flock of Scarlet-fronted Parakeets have returned. At least a half-dozen of them were spotted (and heard!) at noon today near Northeast 88th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast. They flew off to the northeast. (Minutes later, an American Crow chased a Merlin off a conifer near 15th Avenue Northeast. It flew off southeast.) We last [...] Read more...
Friday, February 13, 2015 -- 10:25 am
Traffic news: 20-mph zones and rush hour times
Maple Leaf Life - Our news partner The Seattle Times posted two stories this week that should interest many, perhaps most, of us. Today's piece is on a pilot program in Seattle to reduce speeds on some arterials streets from 35 mph to 20 mph. As for major streets,the plan calls for: 'Review arterial speed limits and reduce to 30 [...] Read more...
Friday, February 13, 2015 -- 9:54 am
Backpack lost this morning in Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf Life - Judy emails: Is there a way to post a lost backpack? Maybe someone found it. Lost this morning between Northeast 86th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast and Roosevelt and Northgate Way. It was accidentally set on the outside of our work truck, so it fell off somewhere. Thanks if you can help! Read more...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 -- 3:59 pm
Quick update on the Northgate pedestrian bridge
Maple Leaf Life - The story thus far: * There WAS a plan to spend around $20 million to connect the neighborhoods across Interstate 5 to Maple Leaf and the Northgate transit center and light rail station via a pedestrian and bike bridge from North Seattle College to the station. Got that? (It entirely avoids the word 'interagency.') * It ran [...] Read more...
Monday, February 9, 2015 -- 1:40 pm
Two reports of scammers in the neighborhood
Maple Leaf Life - Two different readers emailed to alert the neighborhood to possible scams this weekend. Late this morning Steve wrote: A fellow calling himself 'Larry Anderson' called late Saturday afternoon to say that the utility bill for our son's restaurant was overdue and our power would be shut off. He said go to the drug store to buy a PaymentPak [...] Read more...
Friday, February 6, 2015 -- 3:49 pm
Rain slackens for evening, but some spots flood
Maple Leaf Life - KIRO is now tweeting: 'Steady rain is moving out of Puget Sound and into the Cascade Mtns. Much drier evening w/ fewer showers.' But North Seattle College (just across Interstate 5 from Maple Leaf on Northeast 92nd Street just emailed: 'Northeast parking lot near the Wellness Center will be closed off due to flooding.Please remove your [...] Read more...
Thursday, February 5, 2015 -- 2:03 pm
Wet, wet, wet - plus more mail thefts
Maple Leaf Life - Cliff Mass' headline probably says it best: 'Triple Atmospheric River Event to Hit the West Coast.' That was posted Wednesday, as was this from the Seattle office of the National Weather Service: 'A series of waves will bring periods of heavy rain to the area tonight through Monday. 'The 5 day rainfall total for the mountains could [...] Read more...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 -- 6:08 pm
Measles vax exemptions low in Maple Leaf schools
Maple Leaf Life - Our news partner The Seattle Times published a story this afternoon on the percentage of students in city Washington state schools who are exempt from being vaccinated for measles. The Times story is here: Vaccine exemptions exceed 10 percent at dozens of Seattle-area schools. The good news: No schools in Maple Leaf proper are in that batch. Exactly [...] Read more...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 -- 9:56 am
Two Maple Leaf scenes this morning
Maple Leaf Life - Full story available at Maple Leaf Life Read more...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 -- 2:24 pm
Noon today - 12th Man in the park!
Maple Leaf Life - The rain was blowing sideways – UNTIL noon. There were few people in Maple Leaf Reservoir Park wearing green and blue – UNTIL NOON. THEN: * The rain (mostly) DISAPPEARED. * 125 Seahawk fans appeared. * And 15 dogs. * And KING-5 TV. * There were chants. * And blue and green BALLOONS. Soon, it will be 3:30 p.m. Following photo courtesy Donna Hartmann-Miller, [...] Read more...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 -- 2:24 pm
All over
Maple Leaf Life - The rain was blowing sideways – UNTIL noon. There were few people in Maple Leaf Reservoir Park wearing green and blue – UNTIL NOON. THEN: * The rain (mostly) DISAPPEARED. * 125 Seahawk fans appeared. * And 15 dogs. * And KING-5 TV. * There were chants. * And blue and green BALLOONS. Soon, it will be 3:30 p.m. Following photo courtesy Donna Hartmann-Miller, [...] Read more...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 -- 8:11 am
Maple Leaf's 12th Bear is on the job this Sunday
Maple Leaf Life - Elston and his bruin brothers. Editor's note: Hard to fit all 12 bears into one frame. Cloud City Coffee is closing at 3 p.m. And offering the Legion of Boom: 'Whole milk latte with four shots and no foam. Representing the Seahawks secondary, a shot for each starter and no cushion. 'Expect to be knocked down.' Maple Leaf [...] Read more...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- 11:18 am
Police now shifting beats, staffing to bust crime
Maple Leaf Life - The Seattle Police Department has a new chief, a new(ish) mayor and will soon deal with a new City Council whose members will represent specific neighborhoods. It also has new approaches to fighting crime. Our news partner The Seattle Times has a story this week on the police 'SeaStat' program – a statistics-driven way to deploy resources [...] Read more...



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