Who is Lorraine, and where does she live?
Please feel free to send in photos of art – or anything unexpected and fun – you see on your walks around the neighborhood to email@example.com.
This month we didn’t have a guest speaker. Instead, North Precinct Captain Sean O’Donnell gave an expanded report about the goings-on in the NP. Summer’s over, and as usual crime has decreased some. But currently, crimes against persons are more frequent than crimes against property.
The good news is that 45% of the crimes against persons involves people who have some relationship with each other – in other words, not random. Also, some of the crimes against persons are due to what would be shoplifting turning into assaults when shop personnel accost shoplifters and it turns into a tussle.
Car prowls are down 17% in September, and cars theft are down 42%. Please please please report car prowls so police get good statistics on this. More and more, police departments are using data-based policing techniques, which rely on analyzing 911 calls and other collected data, including geographical information. If we want more police emphasis where the problems are, we need to be sure the police know where the problem areas are.
Read the meeting minutes here. There’s a report describing the investigation and arrest of 20 open air drug dealers in the U District, and more news for the North Precinct.
For parents and children:
Costumes and Treats:
Here is a partial picture of Pinehurst property crime for the month. Click on the map to enlarge it. Given all the social media reports of mail theft I’m surprised there are only two depicted, by the gray dot on 127th just west of Roosevelt Way. Please remember to report to SPD all mail thefts and car prowls so statistics are accurate. patrols are assigned partly on crime statistics.
You can see ALL the types of crime at http://web5.seattle.gov/mnm/policereports.aspx. Select the North neighborhood and enter a date range.
This month’s art in the park is by Anna. She is an art student at Victoria Raymond’s art studio in Pinehurst. Anna’s uncle has a Scotty dog named Scruffy. They recently moved to New York, so Anna made this collage as a housewarming gift. See this photo of the Scruffy artwork in the kiosk at Pinehurst Pocket Park, NE 117th St and 19th Ave NE. It really brightens up the park!
Victoria Raymond teaches kids, teens and adults, including youth with autism and learning differences.
If you would like to submit your child’s artwork for the Pocket Park, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll put it on mat board donated by FRAMEIT Ltd, 10712 5th Ave NE.
Pinehurst Community Council participates in the City’s Adopt-A-Street program. We’ve adopted these streets for occasional litter pickup:
Our next work party will be Sunday, October 4, at 10:00 am. It takes about two hours, but you aren’t committed to the whole time if that’s too long. We have grabbers, safety vests, brooms and a sharps container. You bring work gloves. If you are interested in helping, please email email@example.com.
We’ll meet at the northeast corner of Pinehurst Way and NE 115th St, rain or shine.
This is a fun event – we work in pairs and have good laughs over some of the stuff we put in our garbage bags. And it’s always nice when a neighbor honks or gives us a thumbs-up for our efforts!
Our commitment is for four cleanup events a year, but volunteering for this event does NOT commit you to future work parties.
If you participate, you’ll sign a volunteer sign-in sheet that gives you insurance coverage during the event. I’ll go over safety precautions with everyone before we start.
Information about the City’s program is at:
If you haven’t contacted Nancy and want to show up spur of the moment, that’s fine.
Come on and join the party, meet your neighbors and make a difference!
Seattle Public Schools will hold five regional community meetings beginning this week about proposed changes to school start times.
In July, an advisory committee recommended that Seattle high schools and middle schools should start at least an hour later and most elementary schools should start 90 minutes sooner.
The committee spent seven months figuring out a schedule better suited to teen-sleep needs. Its recommendations, if approved, would cost an estimated $3 million for busing and probably wouldn’t take effect until fall 2016 at the earliest.
The regional meetings give the public the chance to weigh in on the proposal before Superintendent Larry Nyland makes his final recommendation to the School Board. The board is scheduled to vote on the matter later this fall.
Staff will be available at all five meetings, which will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Meetings near Pinehurst are:
Thursday, September 24th at 6:30pm
There are a lot of changes coming this Saturday as Metro expands service. But thanks to some discussions in the community recently we’re having Metro come talk about some changes planned further in the future.
We’ll be looking at the proposed bus changes for the neighborhood as Light Rail opens next year. There have been a couple proposals so far that have gotten a lot of feedback from the community, especially around the 73 and the proposed weekend cuts. We’ll have Metro there to explain their plan and take questions and feedback.
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