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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. Snow. 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...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 3:44 pm
Maple Leaf Park's holiday tree
Maple Leaf Life - Who decorated it? 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...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -- 7:42 pm
Prosecutors: - Murder was the motive' in North Seattle thrill killing
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Thomasdinh Bowman, center, is escorted into court to stand 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...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -- 2:28 pm
Local drive-by shooting was not road rage?
Maple Leaf Life - The trial of a man accused of a 2012 drive-by shooting at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 75th Street has begun. Police and prosecutors initially referred to the killing of Yancy Noll as a road rage event. But a new theory that accused shooter Thomasdinh "Dinh" Bowman may have wanted to be a hit man was [...] Read more...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -- 2:15 pm
Seattle Sketcher visits Reckless Video
Maple Leaf Life - Seattle Times artist Gabriel Campanario drew Reckless Video this month. Sadly, there are no comments on the post by Campanario, the 'Seattle Sketcher.' Go make some! (Mike Kelley's in there, too.) Read more...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -- 11:50 am
Stage 2 burn ban now in effect until morning
Maple Leaf Life - A Stage 2 burn ban – no burning in fireplaces or wood stoves unless you have no other source of heat – went into effect here at noon today and will last until 6 a.m. Due to a days-long inversion we currently have some of the worst air quality in the country. Cliff Mass wrote about [...] Read more...
Saturday, November 15, 2014 -- 11:48 am
Speaking of stolen or prowled cars....
Maple Leaf Life - Two, no, three things since the prowled car news earlier this month. Subaru owners beware! 'If you drive a Honda Accord, Honda Civic or Subaru Legacy--or a car that was made before 2002--there is a greater chance that auto thieves may target your car,' according to a somewhat confusing release this week from the Seattle Police [...] Read more...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 -- 3:32 pm
What if Northgate Mall was really Downtown North?
Maple Leaf Life - Earlier this month The Urbanist, noting the Northgate light rail station will likely transform the Northgate neighborhood, suggested this: Northgate Mall (owned by Simons Property Group) has a particular opportunity to redevelop as a regional employment center and neighborhood core for the greater Northgate community. The blog posted 10 Ways Northgate Mall Could Become 'Downtown Northgate.' Here are [...] Read more...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 -- 11:00 am
Burglary reported on 12th Ave. N.E.
Maple Leaf Life - Lynda emails to report a burglary Wednesday – a stolen laptop in the 8900 block of  12th Avenue Northeast. The police crime map doesn't list that burglary yet,  but it does show four others in Maple Leaf since Halloween. For those wondering, here's how we stack up against other city neighborhoods in burglary occurrence. The darker the [...] Read more...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 -- 1:39 pm
Ex-Mayor Norm Rice's son, Mian Rice, to run for Seattle City Council in newly drawn Fifth District
Business Journal - ... life to remain private, despite his running for public office. Rice feels that the new district, which includes Maple Leaf, Northgate, Lake City, much of Carkeek Park and stretches up to Shoreline, has been underrepresented, to this point. "I feel ... Read more...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 -- 8:46 am
A second lost dog, this time on N.E. 91st St.
Maple Leaf Life - Update 11/13 Ross emails: Thank you so much for posting this. I have received several notes of support and sightings from the night of the event. Luckily our dog was found by the contractor waiting on the porch of the project the next day. We are all very pleased. If there is ever a neighborhood for a [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 -- 7:54 am
Followed by a lost dog Monday
Maple Leaf Life - John emails: Monday November 10th at about 11:30 a.m. I found a small grey terrier – very friendly -but no collar or dog tag. On the corner of Northeast 83rd Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast. 206-890-5569 Read more...
Monday, November 10, 2014 -- 1:56 pm
In which two "found cats" are reported
Maple Leaf Life - Two emails over the weekend: Friends of Campus Cats has scooped up a friendly cat who seems too hungry and eager for company to be a roving pet. Adult female, grey domestic shorthair w/white paws. She has been hanging around Northeast Eighth Street and 100th Avenue Northeast for at least a month, risking life and limb in the [...] Read more...
Saturday, November 8, 2014 -- 8:51 am
Need to Buy Some Holiday Gifts? Go Buy the Book!
Maple Leaf Life - This post courtesy of our sister site My Wallingford. Next Saturday, November 15, at North Seattle College, the Friends of the Seattle Public Library is hosting a holiday book sale. The sale will take place in the cafeteria at North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N. . You can enter from the west side of the [...] Read more...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -- 1:01 pm
Ready for next year's very local City Council election?
Maple Leaf Life - Now that the 2014 elections are over…. It's time to think of the 2015 Seattle City Council election. Which is to say, something completely different from previous years. For 2015, we're electing our City Council by district (ward). Only two of the nine council members will run at large (citywide). Most of Maple Leaf is in Council District [...] Read more...
Saturday, November 1, 2014 -- 11:20 am
Car prowls (most common crime in the city) in the news
Maple Leaf Life - There's an interesting discussion this morning at The Seattle Times over what's believed to be the most common crime in Seattle: car prowls. The occasion is Danny Westneat's column: 'Police allow car-prowl crimes to turn into growth industry.' So far there are something north of 100 200 comments on the piece (not counting the ones wanting to [...] Read more...
Saturday, November 1, 2014 -- 10:00 am
Halloween at the Maple Leaf Dog Oasis
Maple Leaf Life - This year's All Hallow's Eve tally: * 144 kids * 34 adults * 13 dogs Down slightly from 2013. Although: Rain 10/30-10/31 = 2.06 inches. Sheesh. (At left: Calvin as shark.) Read more...



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