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Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting Oct 27, 2016


Volunteer at Literacy Source in Lake City

Are you looking for a place to volunteer in the neighborhood? Literacy Source, which teaches low-income adults in ESL or basic literacy, moved from Fremont to Lake City this year and its clients have doubled. It’s looking for volunteers to help serve the increased enrollment. The next volunteer orientation is Wednesday November 2nd. See the poster below for where and when. And go to the website to see the volunteer positions available:


Pumpkin Carving Contest October 23rd

Come one, come all to the first ever Lake City Pumpkin Palooza hosted at Kaffeeklatsch!
 Over the past year many people in our neighborhood have donated time and money to support children though the Hunger Intervention Program; this event is for YOU! Thank you so much for all the hard work and compassion that we know you will continue to put into our community.There will be three different pumpkin decorating contests, healthy snacks, hot apple cider, and free raffle drawings! This is a great way to meet your neighbors, support local businesses & organizations, explore your creativity and help “SCARE HUNGER AWAY!”
Pumpkin Decorating
WHEN: October 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Kaffeeklatsch, 12513 Lake City Way NE
 Paint it, carve it, tack it; make it your OWN! There will be craft supplies and carving tools provided by Lake City Future First to decorate and carve your pumpkin. This event is open to people of all ages and will have a final judging at 5pm. Prizes vary depending on which level you qualify to compete in:
  • Ages 12 & under: Gift Bag Filled With Tricks & Treats
  • Teens 13-18: Free Watershed Pizza & 2 Movie Tickets 
  • 19 & up: Selection of  Gift Cards from Elliott Bay Brewery, Mojito, Kaffeeklatsch & a Trophy for 1st place!
Snacks & Free Raffle Prizes!
The Hunger Intervention Program  (HIP) and the Seattle Farmers Market have teamed together to provide spooky snacks for this community outing. HIP has been increasing food security for underserved populations in North King County through nutritious meals, educational programs, and advocacy since 1998. Kaffeeklatsch will be raising money for this wonderful program all through October; make a donation and proudly display your support on our HIP tree! Together we will be able to help HIP scare hunger away!

Fright Night October 28

Friday, October 28, 2016 Lake City Lions is sponsoring the Fright Night Party. But first, take a walk to trick or treat at local businesses. The walk begins 5:15 – 6:15 at Lake City Mini-Park at the corner of Lake City Way and NE 125th St, where you can pick up treat bags and maps.

The Trick-or-Treat Walk to local businesses ends at the Fright Night Party, which runs from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E.
There will be games, food, crafts, costume contest, prizes, and a haunted house.
The event is fun and safe for the entire family, especially for ages 2 to 12.
Volunteers are needed. Please call (206) 364-7930.


Children Fall Carnival Saturday, October 29th!

By Jessica Tanumihardja


International Full Gospel Fellowship (IFGF) presents the annual Children Fall Carnival! Come and join us on a family-friendly trick or treat bash for kids.

We will provide free food, bouncy houses, movie corner and fun game booths for kids and their parents to celebrate Fall Carnival. FREE ADMISSION! Just wear your favorite costume and show up to join the fun! We hope that the families could all have a fun and wonderful time, and it will be a great opportunity for all of us to connect as a community.

Location: IFGF Seattle Gym (see map)
Address: 12345 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Date: October 29th, 2016
Time: 3 – 6 PM
Contact info: 206-363-4343 (office)
More info:


We are excited to see you there on October 29th!




September 2016 Pinehurst Crime Map

Here is a partial picture of Pinehurst property crime for the month. Click on the map to enlarge it.

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


Dispose of Unneeded/Expired Drugs October 22nd


North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for October 2016

SPDbadgeThis month the NPAC had a very interesting topic. Elliott Bronstein, from the Seattle Office of Civil Rights, explained the city’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. While Seattle is doing pretty well with diversity in city hiring, it has yet to completely root out institutional racism. This is so deeply embedded we can hardly see it as white people, who have traditionally had the power and institutions that worked well for them. Another factor that makes it hard for us to see it is that we see ourselves as a progressive city with good values. Yes, it’s hard to see institutional racism – unless you’re a person of color.

So this initiative, among other things, has developed a racial equity toolkit that all city departments will use during policy making and program development. The toolkit lays out a process for reaching out and listening to communities of color to find out how something would benefit or burden the community, adjust the policy to create greater racial equity or minimize unintended consequences, and once implemented, track the impact over time, and report back to leadership and stakeholders.

I particularly liked this image that explains the difference between equality and equity:



On another note, this week SPD Chief O’Toole instructed the North Precinct to be divided into two precincts. North Precinct covers 40% of Seattle, while the rest of Seattle is served by 4 precincts. While details haven’t been worked out yet, it’s presumed that there will be a North Precinct and a Northwest Precinct. Pinehurst would be in the North Precinct. For now, both will work out of the existing building, and will share some of the teams, such as bike patrol and community police team. It’s not known how this will affect plans for a new precinct building.

Minutes from the meeting are here.

CANCELLED – Arbor Day in Virgil Flaim Park

This event is canceled due to threat of high winds on Saturday.flaim