Stop the Bleed Class

“Stop The Bleed” is a national campaign with the goal of teaching bystanders to recognize, and stop, life-threatening bleeding, giving the injured person more time to get to the hospital for definitive care.  This class is very well-received and, most say, easier to learn than CPR.
“Stop The Bleed” can save a life…
Stop The Bleed website…
Here is the website where you can find a class that works with your schedule.
Two upcoming classes in our neighborhood (there are more in April):

Wednesday, Feb 12

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave NE
Sign up HERE!Saturday, Feb 15

10 am – noon
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE
Sign up HERE!

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ann Forrest,  Admin, Lake City Stops The Bleed

(360) 550-2234
The group will also bring this training to your work site (location dependent).

Northgate Pedestrian Bridge Update – January 2020

A little update on the Northgate Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Project:

  • Construction to begin early in 2020, to end in fall of 2021
  • 1900 ft long, 16 ft. wide, 4% grade
  • East terminus will be at NE 100th & 1st NE, with a spur directly to the Northgate Light Rail stop
  • West terminus will be at a paved trail leading  to N 100th St & College Way (Meridian) N
  • Bridge will parallel the south edge of Bartonwood, just south of the gravel access road and north of the old ball field and parking lots
  • Northgate Park and Ride on 1st NE (west side of 1st only) will be closed and used for staging.  The area on west side of I-5  (Bartonwood/N Seattle College) will also be used for staging.
  • Southbound I-5 will be closed for one weekend night, and closed northbound for one other night, while pre-assembled bridge halves are erected over the freeway
  • On the west side, removed trees are to be replaced at an “at least” 2:1 ratio and with native species.
For more info, or to sign up for updates:
or call 206 905 3620.

Postponed – Thornon Creek Alliance Meeting January 16, 2020

This  meeting is postponed due to weather. Stay tuned for new date.

At the next Thornton Creek Alliance meeting, get updates on Lake City’s newly acquired park/floodplain property on NE 125th St. And learn the latest news about the Citizen Science efforts to monitor E. coli in our Thornton Creek watershed. Free and open to the public.

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

We’ll start off the new year with 12 year old Priyna’s thoughtful poster in the pocket park. She made it at Pinehurstfest last July, but the message is definitely still good. See it in the kiosk at NE 117th St and 19th Ave NE through January. Thank you, Priyna, for the reminders for being good citizens, and your advocacy for a healthy planet!

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork (or yours!) for the Pocket Park, please email

Safe Streets – Some New Rules in 2020

Starting January 1, there are some new laws for street safety. I’ll summarize most here, but go to (who I am plagiarizing liberally) to read in its entirety. Hopefully these will make Pinehurst streets safer.
Pedestrians: Current law is updated to clarify that a person walking on a roadway without a sidewalk or shoulder is not legally required to throw themselves into the bushes or a ditch in order to get out of the way of a car. You are still supposed to move out of the road, but only “when practicable.”
Pedestrians: Someone with a disability is not required to use the sidewalk whether that sidewalk is accessible to them or not. This clarifies the existing law.
Drivers: People driving will now have clear instruction on how to safely and legally pass someone on a bike:
  • If there is more than one lane in the direction of travel, people driving must “completely” change lanes to pass.
  • If there is only one lane in the direction of travel, people driving must slow to a safe speed “relative to the speed of the individual” and only pass once there is at least three feet of space between their vehicle and the person biking. If three feet is not available, people driving must change lanes into the opposing lane when it is safe to do so.
Cyclists: The new law clarifies the responsibilities of people biking. If there is enough space in the lane for safe passing, people biking must ride to the right to allow passing. But they are not required to squeeze to the right if there isn’t enough space in the lane for safe passing, or if “other conditions make it unsafe to do so.” So if there is debris or damaged pavement or parked cars with doors that could swing open at any moment or another road user, cyclists are not required to move right.
Cyclists:The new rules clarify that cyclists are allowed to bike in the right turn lane even if they intend to go straight.

Coyote North Opening in Lake City

Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures.

  • Students apply and strengthen knowledge of core academic material through hands on projects

    • Woodshop: measurement, math, geometry, weight balance, 2D + 3D thinking

    • Glass Flameworking: combustion reactions, temperature, melting points, viscosity

    • Video Game Production: programming, language, 2D + 3D thinking

    • The list goes on!

For more info:

Advisory Committee Participation Sought – Northgate Elementary

 Participants needed to advise on zoning modifications to Northgate Elementary School

Here’s your chance to serve on an advisory committee that will recommend whether to grant zoning modifications desired for Northgate Elementary School. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking community members to serve on this committee.

The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (also known as “departures”) from select City zoning regulations for the renovation and addition to the Northgate Elementary School located at 11725 1st Ave NE. The modifications requested are:

1) Greater than allowed building height.

2) Reduced on-site parking.

3) Reduced bicycle parking.

4) Electric message board.

5) Off-site bus loading.

The committee will convene up to three public meetings at Northgate Elementary School over a three-month time periodThe committee will receive briefings from the School District and gather and evaluate public comment on the departure requests.

Following these meetings, the committee will make a recommendation to the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) to either grant or deny the requested modifications. The committee may also recommend relevant conditions be applied to granting these changes to minimize its impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. SDCI will make the final decision.

Those who can apply to the committee are neighbors who live or own a business or property within 600’ of Northgate Elementary School, residents in the surrounding neighborhood, representatives of city-wide education issues, PTO members, and parents of Northgate Elementary School students. Other committee members will include a representative from the School District and City of Seattle.

To apply, please send a letter of interest by either e-mail or regular mail to:

Maureen Sheehan

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

PO Box 94649

Seattle, WA 98124-4649


Letters of interest should be received by Friday, January 17. For more information contact Nelson Pesigan at or call 206-684-0302.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in its boards and committees; women, young adults, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are highly encouraged to apply.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for December 2019

This month’s guest speaker was Ann Forrest, Chair of Northeast Seattle Hubs. She explained the function of the community emergency hubs, such as the ones at Lake City’s Fred Meyer parking lot and Victory Heights Playground. The hubs are places where people can go after a disaster to get information and help if normal forms of communication are down (such as internet and phones). Here are some things the hub can facilitate:

  • Hook up people who have stuff with people who need stuff
  • Disseminate information. Ham radio operators will be on duty. The city will broadcast information at the top and bottom of each hour, and the hubs will post it for all to see.
  • Trained volunteers will have helpful advice on how to cope with the disaster challenges and help individuals share their knowledge with neighbors.

Hubs will not have material things such as water, food, tools, tarps. Households are expected to prepare these things for themselves ahead of a disaster. For more information and links to Seattle Emergency Hubs and the city’s website on emergency preparedness and the hubs, read the minutes – link at bottom.

Auto theft is down across the city, but up in the north precinct. Lock your car, don’t turn it on to warm up then go back in the house, use a club on the steering wheel.

Two studies recently showed that our precinct is understaffed (we knew that already, right?). One said optimal staffing would require 32 additional officers, but a minimum of 19.  North precinct has been promised some new officers as they come out of the police academy starting in mid-December.

Read all the minutes here.

Pinehurst Picks

Space needle with twelfth man flag – anyone know where this pole is?

Please send in photos of art – or anything unexpected and fun – that you see on your walks around the neighborhood, to

Holiday Event at Licton Springs – December 21

Come to Mineral Springs Park on Saturday, December 21st from 1 PM to 4 PM for a FREE holiday event including music, holiday card-making activities, festive games, hot beverages and snacks.

Bring winter clothing items for donation to Aurora Commons.

Musical Performances by Seattle Sugarplum Elves from 1:30PM-2:30PM.

All are welcome! Event will be rain or shine!
Facebook Event: