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Monday, November 24, 2014 -- 9:46 am
Graffiti at Laurelhurst Elementary South Playground On Pavement
Laurelhurst Blog -    Several readers have emailed the Blog Staff about several recent graffiti marks on the South Playground of Laurelhurst Elementary School. The markings include a clear drawing of a fish, another drawing and some letter markings, about four in total.They were mostly like made sometime  between late Saturday night and Sunday about noon, a reader told us, as he was there Saturday afternoon and they were not there.One reader tried to remove them, but said they don't come off. He added, "The playground was graffitied while it was raining, so fortunately some of the markings are partial as they didn't adhere to the pavement."The Seattle Police Department website says:Graffiti is any marking placed on public or private property without the owner's permission. Stickers are also illegal.If the graffiti is on your property or business the graffiti nusiance ordinance requires that you remove or have it removed in a timely manner.Go here for more information. Read more...
Monday, November 24, 2014 -- 9:30 am
Happy Thanksgiving!
Laurelhurst Blog - The Laurelhurst Blog Staff is taking the rest of this week off to spend he holiday with family. We'll be back next week, December 2nd, with more interesting and informative posts for our readers.In the meantime, please let us know if you have a story idea or see something interesting in the neighborhood at laurelhurstblogger@gmail.com. Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 5:16 pm
Should Laurelhurst Elementary School Get Up To Four More Portables Resulting In Permanent Lost Valuable Playground Space As Well As Potential Lasting Impact On Neighborhood?
Laurelhurst Blog - North playgroundThe Department of Neighborhoods (DON) is seeking neighbors, living within 600' of Laurelhurst Elementary School to apply by December 17, to be on the School Design Departure Advisory  Committee, to help with deciding if up to four more portables in total, should be added to the North and already small South playground.Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is requesting a zoning departure that, if approved, would permanently increase building lot coverage to up to 45%, significantly above the current limit of 35%, allowing the addition of up to four new portables, resulting in significant loss of playground space at the school.The DON website says that "the intent of the departure process is to allow for the construction, addition, and/or renovation of schools that do not necessarily meet all of the land use and zoning standards of the surrounding neighborhood."The information continues:The land use code contains provisions whereby the Seattle School District can request exemption from the provisions of the land use code. They may request these exemptions or "departures" from many of the provisions of the code. However, the impacts of these exemptions fall disproportionately on those residents who reside or own property closest to the school.In order to assure that the views of nearby neighbors of the school, and the surrounding community, are given weight in any City decision to allow departures from the zoning, a departure committee is formed primarily from nearby neighbors of the school. The purpose of the committee is to review the departures requested, listen to and solicit the views of their neighbors, and make a recommendation to the Director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) concerning granting, denying, or conditioning any departures requested.Residents living within 600' of the school should be receiving a letter from DON, in the next few days, soliciting applicants for the Departure  Advisory Committee which in part reads:The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking interested persons from the neighborhood to serve on this committee. Here's your chance to serve on an advisory committee that will recommend whether to grant zoning modifications needed to allow the addition of new portables on the Laurelhurst Elementary School Site. The process for considering this request involves public meetings before a Committee composed of neighborhood, School District, and City of Seattle representatives.  The Committee will receive briefings from the School District, and gather and evaluate public comment on the departure  request for the increased lot coverage.  Following these meetings, the Committee will forward a recommendation to the City to either grant or deny the requested waivers.  The Committee may also recommend relevant conditions to be applied to granting this change to min Read more...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- 3:07 pm
Laurelhurst Private Security Patrol Mentioned In Seattle Times
Laurelhurst Blog -  The Laurelhurst private security patrol was featured in a Seattle Times article yesterday:A tale of 2 cities: Wealthy Seattle areas buy their own copsWith cops, schools, even traffic control in Seattle, the old saying "you get what you pay for" has never felt more true. By Danny WestneatHere's an idea, sent in by a bunch of readers, about what to do if you can't get the police to come when you call.Hire your own cops. Well, it worked for Laurelhurst. Across Seattle, neighborhood groups are meeting with police this week to implore them to do something about Washington's soaring property-crime rate, which has now risen to the highest in the nation. At two meetings Tuesday in North Seattle they begged police to at least up their response to 911 calls. But a few years back, Laurelhurst took a more businesslike approach when it was having these same problems with car prowls, burglaries and vandalism. It hired its own mini police force. "Subscribe now to Laurelhurst's Private Security Patrol," reads the November newsletter for the neighborhood due east of the University of Washington. Calling it a "police force" is probably a stretch. Laurelhurst still is patrolled, officially, by the Seattle Police Department, and all 911 calls remain routed to the city.  But on any given night, listening in to those calls, and potentially responding to them first, could be off-duty cops paid for by a fund set up by Laurelhurst residents. According to the newsletter, here's what you get for $200 per family per year: "Uniformed, off-duty Seattle Police officers patrol the neighborhood approximately six nights/days a week for five hours each shift. Officers are in uniform, carry police radios and their police firearms and drive unmarked personal vehicles. They monitor incoming 911 calls and will respond to any Laurelhurst calls if on patrol and work with the official response from the on-duty police officers." A number of readers sent me the Laurelhurst private-patrol fundraising appeal after I was unable to get police to help with a van full of car prowlers last month. "I bet if you had been in Laurelhurst somebody would have come," one reader wrote to me. "Your mistake was being in a regular part of town." There's no way of gauging if that's true -- or at least I don't have the data to support that. But it is interesting that the reason Laurelhurst hired its own security force six years ago was frustration with a rash of low-level crime combined with little backup from city police. When the idea first came up, in 2008, only 40 Laurelhurst families were projected to join what was a temporary pilot program. They borrowed the plan from the more exclusive neighborhood to the north, Windermere, where residents pay $575 a year in part to have off-duty Seattle Police and a private firm patrol year-round. But 90 Laurelhurst families signed up immediately. By last year more than 350 families paid into the p Read more...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- 3:00 pm
Two Black Cats Found And Taken To Animal Shelter
Laurelhurst Blog - The Laurelhurst Blog Staff received this email:Two healthy appearing juvenile male all black cats showed up at our house near NE Surber Drive and 42nd Avenue NE on November 12th. They had no collars, but look too healthy to be strays.  We have since taken them to the Seattle Animal Shelter in Interbay and were told they will be available for adoption soon. The Animal Shelter said that they were probably dumped in the neighborhood.  My daughter posted on the NE Seattle Moms Yahoo group and got no response. Read more...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -- 8:57 am
Don't Miss Annual Neighborhood Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
Laurelhurst Blog - Start of the Turkey Trot last yearThe third Annual Laurelhurst Turkey 5k Trot, open to all ages, is happening next Thursday, Thanksgiving day, November 27th, at 9am. Participants should show up at 8:45am at the northeast corner of Laurelhurst Park, by the overpass. Brian and Kate, the organizers told us:Join your family  friends and neighbors for a very casual and informal 5K Fun Run/Walk that zig zags through Laurelhurst following a course map given at the start.   The Turkey Trot meanders through the neighborhood, and the route is new and improved this year with fewer hills.  There is no entry fee and no need to register.  At the start of the race you predict what your time will be and at the end, the person most closely matching their time wins a prize. And your finish time is based on an honor system.  Bring your family, dog, or pet turkey and be prepared to burn some calories and have good time before the Thanksgiving stuffing! We are collecting donations of non perishable food for the University Food Bank. Katie, a Laurelhurst native, told us that she got the idea for a Turkey Trot from when she lived in Glen Ellyn, a small town, outside of Chicago for a few years before returning to the neighborhood. The town has of local events, including their Annual Turkey Trot. And two years ago, Kate's husband, Brian, suggested they host a fun run, which they mirrored after the Glen Ellyn event. The first Laurelhurst Turkey Trot was on a beautiful fall morning and there were about 100 participants, and an SUV full of food donations for the Food Bank, Katie added.For questions or if you are not able to do the Turkey Trot, but are interested in volunteering to help coordinate or direct traffic, please contact Brian Larson at 206-681-0826, or e-mail at brianjonlarson@me.com.  Read more...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -- 8:45 am
Seattle Public Library Honored As "All Star Library"
Laurelhurst Blog -          The Seattle Public Library recently sent out this information: The Seattle Public Library has been awarded the top rating of five stars among large public libraries for a fifth consecutive year in the Library Journal's 2014 Index of Public Library Service."The people of Seattle clearly love their libraries and use them heavily," said Seattle City Librarian Marcellus Turner. "We are constantly working to meet the needs and expectations of our users, whether it is offering homework help, assistance with income tax forms, or providing downloadable movies and music. Our staff's commitment to providing exceptional service is what makes us a five star Library system." Ratings for the Library Journal's Index of Public Library Service are determined by statistics for four key library services: in-person library visits, how many materials were checked out, program attendance and public Internet computer use.  Out of the 7,586 libraries rated, only 258 libraries nationwide received ratings of three, four or five stars. In the top budget category, The Seattle Public Library was one of only five libraries in the U.S. to receive a five-star rating. The others included Multnomah County Library in Portland and three public libraries in Ohio. Library Journal is the library field's leading professional publication. This year's ratings were based on 2012 data that libraries reported to the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.   Read more...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 -- 12:49 pm
Former Microsoft Employee Opening Cell Phone Repair Store Soon And Applications Being Accepted For Techs
Laurelhurst Blog -  A former 20 year Microsoft employee, David Pankowski, is opening the first franchise in the Pacific Northwest of the national network of Cell Phone Repair stores found nationally as well as in Canada. David is planning to open the second week of December in Laurelhurst (3544 NE 45th Street), and his store will offer cell phone, IPad and computer repair, as well as the buying and exchanging of cell phones, that will be refurbished. He will also sell cell phone accessories, adapters and cases.All repairs will be done on-site as "people have data they don't want to let go of" David told the Laurelhurst Blog Staff, adding that a lot of repairs can be done in less than an hour.David is currently hiring 2 full-time and 2 part-time cell phone technicians. He said that he will offer training to those who are hired and are "astute mechanically" and who already work on computers. He said candidates could also be current UW students.David left Microsoft earlier this year with the intent of opening his own business, though at the time he didn't know what that would be. After doing a lot of research he was drawn to Cell Phone Repair because of their franchise model including their inventory and point of sales sytem.David is currently the President and CEO of Lattis Development, "a privately held corporation serving as a catalyst for bringing new businesses and concepts to the Puget Sound region." Their website goes on to say:It is a fact that today's economy is driven by small businesses with our regional economic future being fueled by a diversity of startup endeavours and creative innovation that grows to be the next big thing. While many businesses do, imagine the positive impact to the region when the majority of those businesses commit to greater good of the communities that support them, the people who work in them, where their goal is to exceed the overall value provided to the end customer. Lattis Development supports those very tenants and believes that business success is fostered in the delivery of those goals. We are committed to businesses that support the following:(1) Provide greater benefit to the community. (2) Create socially responsible relationships between businesses, employees and customers. (3) Serve to promote "green" technologies - embracing traditional skills in a modern economy. Cell Phone Repair or "CPR" provides both a green service to the community while serving to support local hands-on skills for troubleshooting and repairing technologies that were manufactured overseas.  David's Bio says:David Pankowski is a 20-year software and services veteran who previously held key leadership roles within Microsoft. David's underlying passion and expertise has been on continual improvement strategies, and creating efficiencies that yield higher on-going business value. David has a bachelors degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Read more...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 -- 8:39 am
Philharmonia Northwest Chamber Orchestra Performing At St. Stephens On Sunday
Laurelhurst Blog -         This Sunday at 2:30pm, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.(4805 NE 45th Street) is once again hosting Philharmonia,  a chamber orchestra performing classical music . They are St. Stephen's Orchestra-in-Residence, and present a five-concert season each year, highlighting several of the areas outstanding soloists and composers. The orchestra, according to the website, was founded in 1976, and performs "standard and non-standard repertoire for chamber orchestra, filling an unoccupied niche in the Seattle musical scene."Here is information:Now in its 36th season, Philharmonia Northwest was established in 1976 by Frances Walton as the chamber symphony arm of the Thalia Symphony. It has been an independent branch of Thalia Allied Artists since 1985, taking its current name in 1987 under long-time Music Director Roupen Shakarian.  The Orchestra is comprised of approximately 40 musicians from the Puget Sound area, who volunteer their talents and perform music ranging from the works of the Baroque era to world premieres.    The orchestra is directed by Julia Tai and will feature violinist Gloria Ferry-Brennan playing:WEBER: Aufforderung zum Tanz ("Invitation to the Dance")MOZART: Violin Conerto No. 4 in D MajorBEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7Here is ticket information. Read more...
Monday, November 17, 2014 -- 10:11 am
ADT Securtiy Solicitors Combing Streets And What Police Say You Should Do When One Knocks
Laurelhurst Blog - The Laurelhurst Blog Staff has received many emails asking about the solicitors carrying ADT signs that have been recently walking around the neighborhood. One resident on 46th Avenue NE near the school said he had two different ADT solicitors visit him within two hours. Here are some emails received:We encountered a young woman  carrying an ADT sign walking down the street near Laurelhurst Elementary School. We asked her if she was soliciting and she said she wasn't and didn't know what that meant. We told her that she had to have ID, which she showed us.  We also asked for a phone number and brochure for ADT which she said she didn't have. She added that she didn't know the number to call ADT but had her "manager's phone number" who she started to call , who was most likely jus a few blocks away. We also told her that it is not allowed to knock on doors where there is a "No soliciting "sign and she said she didn't know that and didn't care. Just wanted to alert you all to a suspicious man who came to our door to see if we were interested in an alarm system.  He was carrying an ADT sign that he looked to have pulled out of someone's yard.  My husband told him we weren't interested.  Seemed like he might have been checking to see if anyone home and if we have a security system.  We called the non-emergency police line to file a report. An ADT Security guy came to my house.  I took his flier and did some follow-up research to see if he was legit. I called their number and received good information from the woman who answered.  Based on the website, it does appear to be a legitimate business. Not to say that means the solicitors are totally legitimate, but it is at least a real company.  The ADT sales guy that came to our house was on the scruffy side and not particularly professional. I'm guessing that they scrambled to get sales teams out to NE Seattle to take advantage of residents' concerns sparked by the Halloween break-ins. A lot of people who do this sort of door to door soliciting are, in fact, young men with some kind of criminal record - simply because they have so much difficulty finding other jobs. The pay is low (and infrequent), and of course they are not exactly 'polished' salespeople, so they will often be exceptionally 'pushy.' Good to send them on their way as fast as one is able to (politely) do. The Laurelhurst Blog has published many posts on suspicious solicitor over the years.  They show up in a variety of ways - some saying they are practicing their social skills, same ones reportedly also visiting other nearby neighborhoods, others claiming to sell magazine subscriptions, and another person saying he is a janitor at whatever business is nearest the home he is visiting and saying he needs money as he is locked out.Seattle Police regularly sends out notifications about your rig Read more...
Monday, November 17, 2014 -- 9:48 am
Save Union Bay Association Meeting Tomorrow
Laurelhurst Blog - The Save Union Bay Association is having its annual public meeting tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture.The information says:There will be a presentation reviewing the 2014 milfoil management program in Union Bay, slides depicting changes in the amount of aquatic weeds before and after treatment, and information regarding plans for 2015 program.Save Union Bay Association (SUBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the environment and ecology of this shallow bay and surrounding wetlands, parkland and developed property. Union Bay is in Seattle at the western edge of Lake Washington where the Montlake Cut connects Lake Washington with Portage Bay and Lake Union. The navigation channel between the lakes is dredged to 20'. The rest of the bay is 3'-10' deep. SR 520 bridge connects Seattle and Bellevue across Union Bay near the UW Arboretum.  It is anticipated that Union Bay will be significantly affected in the coming decade by SR520 construction projects.For more information go here or email saveunionbayassn@gmail.com.(photo courtesy of website)   Read more...
Monday, November 17, 2014 -- 9:36 am
The Holiday Cheat Sheet: 9 Easy Entertaining Ideas
Seattle - ... available from area Metropolitan Market stores (multiple locations, including Lower Queen Anne, West Seattle, Sand Point; metropolitan-market.com ) may not entirely fool party guests into thinking you've slaved for days, but they'll merrily play ... Read more...
Friday, November 14, 2014 -- 7:40 am
Family Holiday Pottery Workshop Starting At Community Center Tomorrow
Laurelhurst Blog - Here is information about a series of pottery workshops starting tomorrow for the family at Laurelhurst Community Center:Register online, in-person at the Community Center Monday through Friday 9-2pm or by calling 684-7529.The Fall 2014 Parks and Recreation Brochure lists all classes and programs at Laurelhurst, Magnuson and Ravenna-Eckstein Community Centers.Family Pottery WorkshopAges 5-12Time to get into the holiday spirit! You and your child will have the opportunity to create customized and unique gifts for friends, family, teachers, or whomever! The instructor will show some different holiday projects in class, but you are welcome to bring your own ideas to work with too! Children must have an adult with them to participate.Instructor: Liang-Yin Chen#121322 11/15-11/22 Sat 9-10 am $55#121323 12/6-12/13 Sat 9-10 am $55 Read more...
Friday, November 14, 2014 -- 7:38 am
International Games Day At Northeast Library Tomorrow
Laurelhurst Blog - Tomorrow from 2-4pm at the Northeast Branch (6801 35th Avenue NE) of the Seattle Public Library is "International Games Day."The information says:Join us to celebrate International Games Day. Play table games, Wii, XBox 360, have snacks and hang out with friends.We've got some fun new table games to try: Munchkin, Balderdash, Zombie Dice and Anomia, along with old favorites: Apples to Apples, Twister, Pictionary and Fluxx. Or try your hand at some video games, including Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Dance Central and Kinect Sports.For more information go here. Read more...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 -- 8:26 am
Sand Point Grill Employee Held At Gun Point Last Month
Laurelhurst Blog - This incident, which happened on October 19, was reported on KIROTV:Man Wrestles Gun Away From Teen RobbersBy Joanna Small                 On Saturday night in the Sand Point neighborhood, a Seattle man was robbed at gunpoint by two teens - but he ended up with the gun. Seattle police said the victim fought back.The incident outside the Sand Point Grill surprised owner Kristina Bartleson, but how her employee responded didn't surprise her at all. "They were a couple of punk kids doing stupid stuff and he's a dad, and he wasn't going to stand for it. He wasn't going to be a victim," Bartleson said outside of her business Sunday morning. After he left his job at the restaurant around 10 p.m., the man was waiting for his ride near a gazebo about half a block away, when two teens demanded money and stuck a gun in his face. The grill owner said her employee didn't have any money to give, so the teens took his take-out food. Afterward, the man managed to grab the gun, and the teens took off running. The man returned to the grill and Bartleson called 911. Police arrived, and after they searched the area, they found and arrested the teens. Business owners in Sand Point, including Bartleson, told us they'd been robbed before. "They usually throw bricks through the windows," she said. The man who owns the jewelry store next door to Sand Point Grill had even been held up at gunpoint, but people in the neighborhood said an attack on the street is almost unheard of. Those interviewed didn't know if they'd have the gall to fight back. I probably would have just conceded to whatever they needed," Suzy Busilacchi said. "I'd have to just listen to my gut," said Lori Prescott, who spends a lot of her time in Sand Point. Bartleson said in this case it was a cool head that saved her employee. "They weren't in their right heads and he was lucky," she said. The 17 and 19-year-old suspects were arrested on suspicion of robbery. Police said the weapon turned out to be a very realistic pellet gun. Read more...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 -- 8:07 am
Tips On Preparing Your Pipes For Winter
Laurelhurst Blog -  Seattle Public Utilities offers these tips on protecting your pipes during winter:Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for WinterEach winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes Before the Cold Hits·        Insulate pipes in your home's crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing. The more insulation you use, the better the protection.·        Heat tape can be used to wrap pipes. Closely follow the manufacturer's installation and operation instructions.·        Seal leaks and close foundation vents to minimize cold air entering your house and freezing pipes. Open vents again in the spring to prevent dry rot.·        Drain and disconnect garden hoses and insulate hose bibs.·        Know where your water shut-off valve is located. Follow SPU on Twitter. For more information go here.(photo courtesy of SPU) Read more...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 -- 1:26 pm
Seattle City Council campaign round-up: Who's running and who isn't?
Seattle Times - ... 4th District on a transportation platform, he said Wednesday. The district includes University District, Roosevelt, Ravenna, "There are a lot of projects underway that need a little TLC," Johnson said. "I'm a guy who can help bring these projects ... Read more...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 -- 8:27 am
Beware Of Rental House Scam In Neighborhood, Currently Happening To Two Homes In Laurelhurst
Laurelhurst Blog - The Laurelhurst Blog recently received this email about what appears to be someone posting two Laurelhurst homes on Trulia as rentals. The Laurelhurst Blog Staff did some research on the two homes and found that neither is for rent. And in one of the emails (pasted in below) from the "landlord" to the potential renter, the "landlord" actually signs the email using the current residence owner's name.The Laurelhurst Blog contacted the owner of the home on 46th Avenue NE to notify him of the scam. The Laurelhurst Blog could not find contact information for the owners of the home listed as a rental on Trulia on the 5100 block of 45th Avenue NE to notify them.Here is email received from a Laurelhurst resident about her daughter's rental scam experience:I would like to let everyone know about what happened to my daughter when she and her husband were looking for a house to rent in mid-October.  They found 2 listings on Trulia for homes in Laurelhurst.  One was listed as in the 5100 block of 46th Avenue NE and was being rented for $1500.00.  The other home was listed as being in the 5100 block of 45th Avenue NE for $900.00.   There were pictures of the homes on the website with all the detailed information.  When my daughter emailed the person listed in the ad, she got responses from both "landlords" which seemed almost identical in content, just different people signing the email.  Both indicated they were going on missionary work and wanted to find just the right renter that would take good care of the property while they were out of the country, thus the reduced price. The house on 45th Avenue NE has a "For Lease" sign out front with an actual real estate agent listed.  The house on 46th Avenue NE had no sign. One email stated that my daughter was to either ignore the sign in front of the 45th Avenue NE house as they had let their agent go, and the other email said there was no sign out front for the same reason. There was a rental application in the email.  My daughter did not respond as she had a bad feeling about it, so she got a second email stating that if she was interested to drive by and look at the house.  No one would be there to let her in.  She was to wire the rent money plus deposit and the "landlord" would have a neighbor give them the keys. I called the real estate agent listed on the sign and she said that this is happening all over our area.  It is a huge scam.  Most people do not even know their homes are listed as they are not renting out their properties at all.  The scammers take the money.  She said many are from Nigeria. I just wanted to put the word out to please be careful.  We also notified Trulia.Here are the emails from the "landlord" referred to in the email above:In the first email, which refers to the home on 46th Avenue NE, the "Landlord" has Read more...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 -- 8:02 am
Subscribe Now to Neighborhood Private Security Patrol
Laurelhurst Blog - This was published in the most recent Laurelhurst Community Club newsletter:Subscribe Now to LCC's Private Security Patrol A reminder notice about sign up will arrive in mailboxes soon. The patrol's success depends on neighbor participation -- the more families who subscribe, the more coverage the patrol can offer. Over the past six years, LCC has had very positive response to this program to deter the increasing number of burglaries, car prowls, auto thefts, and vandalism in Laurelhurst. Coverage is planned for six days/nights a week, but hours will vary depending on funding contributed.The annual cost per family is $200 for the period ending December 31, 2015. Neighborhood institutions such as schools, churches, etc. are encouraged to participate, too, and can contact LCC for cost details.  Sign up now to ensure coverage during the holidays. This is what your family receives in return for your participation: Uniformed, off-duty Seattle Police officers patrol the neighborhood approximately six nights/days a week for five hours each shift. Officers are in uniform, carry police radios and their police firearms, and drive unmarked personal vehicles. They monitor incoming 911 calls and will respond to any Laurelhurst calls if on patrol and work with the official response from the on-duty police officers.  Vacation check.  You can notify crimeprevention@laurelhurstcc.com of your vacation plans and officers will do a walk around of your premises during each shift to secure open doors, packages, or remove door tags.  Mail LCC's crime prevention team, crimeprevention@laurelhurstcc.com, to request vacation checks or to report any criminal activity (after you have called 911), neighborhood concerns, etc.  To participate, please either use LCC's secure online payment option (preferred) at www.laurelhurstcc.com, or send your $200 check payable to LCC to the PO Box listed on the back of the newsletter. If you pay by check, please be sure to include your name, address, email, and emergency contact information.  If you have questions about the LCC Private Security Patrol, please contact Brian McMullen, Crime Prevention co-chair, at 206-367-9325, or email crimeprevention@laurelhurstcc.com.  Read more...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 -- 12:55 pm
12 best bakery desserts for the holidays
Seattle Times - ... this lightly spiced, rich and creamy cheesecake. Available fresh or frozen. $22 for 7-inch, $38 for 9-inch. 7401 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (206-527-8560 or 60thstreetdesserts.com). These 4-inch mini upside-down pies are full of caramelized ... Read more...




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