Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park


Starry, starry night! Ava colored this beautiful night scene at last year’s Pinehurstfest.  Go see it live in the kiosk at Pinehurst Pocket Park, NE 117th St and 19th Ave NE. Thanks, Ava!

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork for the Pocket Park, please email We’ll put it on mat board donated by FRAMEIT Ltd, 10712 5th Ave NE.

Solar Workshop – March 10th – Northgate Community Center

Sustainable NE Seattle and NW Wind and Solar are hosting another free “NW Solar Now” workshop to be held on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 from 6 – 7:15 pm at the Northgate Community Center. Attendees will receive a Community Discount on a new solar PV system and free online monitoring worth $800.

Read the details of the workshop and register online.

Updated 2015 SPD Community Police Team Contact Info

There has been a small staffing change in the North Precinct. Here is the new contact information for the Community Police Team. It’s also just been updated in the original January post.


CenturyLink Adds More Non-Pinehurst Neighborhoods for Gigabit

Gigabit Internet continues to expand to more neighborhoods in Seattle. Pinehurst still isn’t one of them, unfortunately. But it’s good to see continued progress. We’ve recently helped organize a lunch and learn and forum on Municipal Broadband and talked about Condo Internet who is also building fiber to the home options in other neighborhoods. A local group, Upgrade Seattle, is forming to help push for better options as well. Sign up to hear more.

CenturyLinkLast August, CenturyLink committed to bringing the high-speed access to 35,000 Seattle households with an announced launch in Ballard, Beacon Hill and West Seattle. By December, the gigabit service was available to nearly 22,000 customers in Ballard and West Seattle.

Today, CenturyLink Vice President of Operations for Washington State Sue Anderson said they’ve passed the 45,000 mark for household access in those initial three neighborhoods. Up next are the neighborhoods of Green Lake, Delridge, Rainier Valley, the Central District and the International District.

District 5 City Council Candidate Forum March 11

checkBroadview Community Council, in association with the Greenwood, Haller Lake, and Pinehurst community councils, is presenting a candidate forum for Seattle City Council District 5. The next election will be the first time seven of the nine positions will be tied to a geographical district instead of to Seattle as a whole. District 5 runs from Puget Sound to Lake Washington, from 145th St. to roughly 85th St. See the official map for details. As you can see, Pinehurst is in District 5. Two of the nine positions will remain at-large.

The forum is Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave N. Doors open at 6:30 for socializing. Come early; seating is limited!

Calling all community council members, neighborhood activists, business advocates, political junkies, civic troublemakers, citizens with a beef, and all other North Seattle voters!

This is the time to meet candidates for Seattle City Council in OUR VERY OWN District 5:

  • Sandy Brown

  • Mercedes Elizalde

  • Debora Juarez

  • Mian Rice

  • David Toledo

  • Halei Watkins

Learn about their background and experience, ask them questions, grade them, and challenge them to be transparent. Decide who might get your donation and/or your vote.


Northgate Pedestrian Bridge Meeting Feb 21

NorthgateBridgeEveryone interested in the Northgate Pedestrian Bridge project is invited to attend a meeting Saturday, February 21, 10 am – 12 noon. It is being held by the Licton Springs Community Council. The meeting is at North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N in the cafeteria, which is in north end of the College Center building. That building is on the south side of campus.

See more information on the status of the project and on the meeting here:

Vision Zero Plan Announcement

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Vision Zero Event Evite

Tomorrow, Mayor Murray is announcing the launch of Vision Zero at an event in Lake City. The family of Sandhya Khadka will be speaking.

Can you send the attached postcard to your neighborhood email lists along with the following information?

The Vision Zero Plan, which will be updated annually includes:

  • Reduced speed limits on many streets citywide
    • A new 25 mph speed limit in downtown Seattle
    • 20 mph zones in neighborhoods
    • Arterial speed limit reductions on several streets throughout the city
  • New public engagement and education strategies
  • Bi-monthly ped and bike safety patrols accompanied by media outreach
  • “Re-enforcement” patrols to reward people who exhibit good behaviors

For questions, contact:

Jim Curtin
Traffic Safety Coordinator
City of Seattle Department of Transportation
O: 206.684.8874 | M: 206.496.8867 | F: 206.684.5093 |


Pinehurst Picks

Rock 17th&115thWhere is this big boy? Hint – east of 15th Ave NE.

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

January 2015 Pinehurst Crime Report

2015-01CrimeReportHere is a partial picture of Pinehurst property crime for the month. Click on the map to enlarge it. The gray dot on Pinehurst way represents two car thefts.

You can see ALL the types of crime at Select the North neighborhood and enter a date range.

Home Security & Burglary Prevention

Here is a handout from Elizabeth Scott, our SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator.