2019 Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is administering the 5th annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. The survey is accessible at from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting October 17th

Remember when the lovely large property on the north side of NE 125th St and 23rd Ave NE with the red house and creek running through it was for sale? It’s being turned into a park. Learn how a coalition of groups and the city and county brought about this purchase at the upcoming Thornton Creek Alliance meeting:


North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for October 2019

This month we invited all the city council candidates for the districts that are in the North Precinct (4, 5, 6) to answer our questions about their stances on public safety. Unfortunately, by the time of the meeting, only 1 candidate could come, and 1 sent a statement via campaign manager. But, we got reports from Community Police Team and NP leadership. Read the minutes here.

Fall Festival Events

Here are fall festivities hosted by Parks and Recreation

  • Friday, October 4


Meadowbrook Community Center Parking Lot | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.| All Ages| FREE
Celebrate the Fall Harvest with your community
and enjoy freshly pressed apple juice and $5 PONY RIDES!

  • Friday, October 18


Lake City Community Center | 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.| All Ages| FREE
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights,
which is celebrated every autumn. One of the most popular
festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory
of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over
ignorance. Join the Lake City Community Center and Library as
we learn more about and enjoy this tradition. This free event
will feature story time, crafts, games, music, and food.

  • Friday, October 18


Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.| All Ages| $5 per person, family 4+ $20
Get the whole family together to join us for an evening of
treats and a few tricks. Come in costume and enjoy carnival
style games, crafts, haunted mini golf, and more! Meet your
neighbors, let your kids loose in the gym and have fun. Funky
family costumes encouraged. Parental supervision required.

  • Friday, October 25


Lake City Community Center | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.| All Ages| FREE 
Join the Lake City neighborhood for a full evening
of fun! Start in the mini park to get a map of local businesses
participating in trick-or-treating from 5:15-6:15. After your
bags are full, head over to the Community Center for an all
ages party from 6:30-8:30p.m. hosted by the Lake City Lions
Club. The celebration will include food, crafts, games, and a
Haunted House put on by the Lake City Vigilantes.

  • Friday, October 25


Montlake Community Center | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.| All Ages| FREE
Bring the whole family down to our Halloween
Carnival for a beWITCHing night of fun. Enjoy carnival games,
face painting, arts and crafts, and collect some candy! We will
also have a toiletry drive if you would like to donate!

  • Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26


Magnuson Community Center |7 p.m. – Midnight| May not be suitable for children under the age of 10 without an adult.| $6 Adults $3 Youth under 12
Can you make it through our tour of the abandoned basement
of building 47 in the former Sandpoint Naval Air Station gym?

  • Friday, October 25


Magnuson Community Center | 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.| Ages 1-5 | FREE
Just like our regular tot gym but Halloween themed.

  • Saturday, October 26


Magnuson Community Center | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.| Ages 1-5 | $20 for
scarecrow + 25 tickets for games

Get ready for the annual Scarecrow Mini Fest! We’ll
be inside this year with the same great games, kids
activities, kiddie tractor ride corral, and of course, scarecrow
making! You bring the clothes and a pillow case for the head,
and we’ll supply the rest. Put your scarecrow on display during
the Mini Fest for a chance to win grand prize!

  • Friday, November 1


Lake City Community Center | 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.| All Ages|FREE
Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a celebration of loved ones who have passed. During this colorful tradition we will be making sugar skulls along with other crafts and games.

  • Friday, November 1


Miller Community Center | 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.| All Ages|FREE
Come celebrate and learn about a Mexican tradition, Dia De
Muertos! Also known as Day of the Dead. Watch a performance
by traditional Mexican dancers and get your face painted with
traditional sugar skull designs. We will also be playing a movie
on the big screen! Chips and salsa will be provided during the

  • Friday, November 15


Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.| All Ages|$5 per person, family 4+ $20
Why go to the zoo when the animals can come to you! The
Reptile Man will be coming to our community center to show
off his reptile friends. Join us for a fun filled evening of bonding
with cute cold-blooded creatures flicking their tongues and
hissing in scaly solidarity.

  • Monday, November 25


Magnuson Community Center | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.| All Ages|FREE
Can’t get enough turkey? Join us and your friends
and family in the community for a shared meal.

  • Tuesday, November 26


Lake City Community Center | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.| Ages 12 and Under|FREE
Kids are out of school, time for some crafting fun! The Lake City
Library and Community Center are teaming up to bring a day
of messy, creative, and hands on fun.

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

October’s drawing in Pinehurst Pocket Park’s kiosk is by eleven year old Thamila, who drew it at Pinehurstfest. It is actually a small button she created at Nancy the Childrens’ Librarian’s table. Then she brought it to the pocket park table and suggested we take a photo of it for the park. Great idea! This is not the first time she has given us a drawing for the park. Thanks, Thamila, for continuing to help us make our little park a nice place to visit!  The pocket park is on the corner of NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.

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


Pinehurst Community Council Meeting September 25, 2019

Come to the Pinehurst Community Council Meeting and learn about emergency preparedness and local emergency hubs. We’ll also have a speaker talk about the street safety hazard around NE 127th and 15th Ave NE.

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Time: 6:30 – 8:30

Location: Amante Pizza & Pasta, 12319 Roosevelt Way NE, (206) 362-6666. The meeting is in the back room.


Topic Presenter Time
Introduction All 6:30 – 6:40 PM (10 min)
Emergency Hub  Ann Forrest, President

Victory Heights Community Council

6:40 – 7:40 PM (60 min)
Pinehurst Street Safety Rachel Lipsky, Pinehurst neighbour 7:40 – 8:10 PM (30 min)
Future Topic Brainstorming Daigoro Toyama 8:10 – 8:20 PM (10 min)


If you have any questions about the meeting or agenda, please contact

Pinehurst Community Council meetings are open to the public.

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for September 2019

The NPAC monthly meeting’s new location is in the neighborhood! It’s in the basement of Northaven Senior Living, on 8th NE just north of Northgate Way. Public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Our guest speaker in September was Ben Noble, Director of Seattle’s City Budget Office. He explained the annual process of setting the budget. He also gave us an update on what’s happening regarding a new precinct building in the north end. The city understands the need for a new, bigger building. The old design was rejected by City Council when a City Councilperson and some citizens mobilized to object to its features and the $160 million price tag. Currently Mary’s Place is in the building on the property Seattle bought for a new precinct. Currently there’s funding for making a new design and it is being worked on. But Ben suspects it won’t be substantially less costly than the original design because it is being designed to withstand earthquake and civil unrest (strong and secure) in the case of a big environmental disaster – the last building standing, as they say.

Meanwhile, the city has budgeted for and is making some improvements to the old precinct building until a new one can be build. The Mayor has a team working on all the precincts’ needs. It is considering the issue of splitting the precinct into 2 or making some satellite precincts in the north end so that patrol officers don’t have to fight as much traffic to get to calls from the one location.

You can read about Ben’s talk and other news in the North Precinct in the minutes here. Captain Sano is especially concerned about the increase in shootings in the north end. He addresses that in his report, recorded in the minutes.

NHL Open House October 1st

Northgate Mall is being dismantled – you can see piles of rubble from 5th Ave NE. But the food court is still there, though many of the restaurants are gone. National Hockey League is having an open house in the food court October 1, 5-7 pm to learn more about the NHL buildings going up on the property.

NHL and Northgate representatives will discuss the new 180,000-square-foot facility practice facility, which will include three ice rinks, eight locker rooms, plus strength and conditioning areas that will attract and retain top talent. Among the amenities in the public areas will be a restaurant, bar and retail space, including ice sports rentals, and a theater.

Pinehurst Picks

The Pinehurst yarn-bomber strikes again!

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

2019 Live in D5

Rained out in August, but rescheduled!