The Puppyhurst Doggo News

The Puppyhurst Doggo News – Puppyhurst is Our Pack
Dateline: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Yesterday, our roving rover reporter went full pupper-azzi when she found one of her favorite humans in the world at the mail boxes: the fabulous Jovie, star of mail boxes, white trucks, and crunchy dog biscuits. Jovie, a serious dog lover, knows all the doggos by name on her route and keeps special treats for them. And the doggos love her back. And not just for the treats. Puppyhurst loves the time she takes to get to know their personalities. Just driving down the street brings joy to their hearts and pups to their paws. Just listen to what West Highland White, Lexi, barked about Jovie, “I *LOVE* Jovie! She just gets me. She always has treats and takes the time to say Hi! How great is that?!”
We agree, Lexi! Thank you, Jovie, for being a superstar in our neighborhood. The dark days of winter are brighter for your being here.

Phase Finder – Covid Vaccination Eligibility

Phase Finder, the website for finding out if you’re eligible to get a covid vaccination is up and running now. It will issue you a certificate and register you if you are qualified for the current phase. Your answers are on the honor system.

You can choose a place to get the vaccination, schedule an appointment and show the certificate. Looks like most places on the list are doing phase A1 & A2 vaccinations but not yet scheduling for the B1 phase. I assume more places will be put on the list as vaccinations ramp up, such as the city sites.

I know someone in B1 who was approved today (January 18) but wasn’t able to schedule an appointment nearby. It will get easier and more available soon.…/Immunization/VaccineLocations.

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for January 2021

NPAC met for the first time on-line via Zoom. SPD Chief Adrian Diaz was the guest speaker.  SPD is working to update recruitment criteria. Emphasis will be on ‘serve others’ mindset. Though currently there are still preference points for being a veteran (this is a state law), there is talk of adding points for prior community service work, and speaking more than one language.

Recently SPD lost the equivalent of the total number of officers in ours, the north precinct. Many were through retirement, but also some far younger officers left. SPD is collaborating with city council and the mayor to reimagine policing, but it’s important that there be enough patrol officers to handle 911 calls. City council allocated some budget for hiring officers to fill that critical need.

The challenging issues of homelessness are no longer in SPD’s purview (except for crime). The city is working up plans for how other departments and organizations can take over this work.

You can read the minutes here.

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

Happy New Year! To start the year off with a bang, January’s art in Pinehurst Pocket Park is a beautiful, fierce eagle drawn by 9 year old Dominic. Thanks, Dominic, for this wonderful addition to the park! View the art and stroll around our little pocket gem at the NE corner of 19th Ave NE & NE117th St.

Dominic is a student of artist Victoria Raymond, who offers art lessons in her Pinehurst studio for both youth and adults.

If your child (or you!) would like to show art in the park, contact

The Puppyhurst Doggo News

Winter Season – Hounds and Hygge
Dateline: Monday, December 28, 2020
On her walk through rare December sunshine, Puppyhurst Doggo News rover reporter, Ceiba Bunny, met up with Harvey, age 4, an athletic Mini Aussie. This lovely floofy fellow came to live in Puppyhurst as a pupper and enjoys walking the neighborhood. But his real passion is for frisbee. As a triathlete with energy to spare, he loves frisbee, and the agility course, and jumping. But he can be a hard worker, too. Before the pandemic, he went to work with his human mom where he would spend time with other working doggos. This gave him lots of time to learn to socialize with others and hone his serious side. Alas, Harvey will be moving to Madrona soon, but as much as he will miss his neighborhood, he is looking forward to the adventure. “I love to go to new places and meet new people, so this will be no problem!” Harvey woofed. He told Ceiba, “I have an older cat brother, and I think I can help him get comfortable with the new place. It’s what you do for people you love.”
No matter where you go, Harvey, you will always be part of the Puppyhurst pack!

GoFundMe for Small Businesses Lost in Strip Mall Fire

Seattle Police and Seattle Fire responded in the evening of Dec. 28 to a possible burglary that turned into a large fire that destroyed several businesses at NE 127th St across from the Lake City post office.

Investigators determined that it was arson. Seattle Fire estimates the loss is about $2.7 million. Seattle Police Arson and Bomb Squad will follow up to investigate, and the suspects are still outstanding. Anyone with information should call Seattle Police.

The Office of Economic Development and the Office of Emergency Management are working with business owners to pursue local, state, and national support and assist businesses filing insurance claims. Our District 5 Councilmember Debora Juarez’s office is coordinating with the Department of Constructions and Inspections to provide architectural drawings to investigators so they can safely examine the property.

Below is a consolidated list of the GoFundMe accounts for the businesses and their employees.

Here is a consolidated list of the GoFundMe accounts to donate money to the small businesses ruined in the strip mall arson fire across from the Lake City Post Office. We’ll pin this to the top of the group feed as an announcement.
Information about the fire is here:
Gifted Cutz and Gifted Nailz GoFundMe for Will Barker’s Black-owned business:
Ninety Nine CentsStore GoFundMe by Pinehurst Seattle member Marti Hott for owner Mary and her employees:
Aloha Ramen GoFundMe by owner Hanna Choi for her employees:
Papa Murphey’s GoFundMe by owner Melissa Von Ruden for her employees (and a small portion for rebuilding):
Small Business GoFundMe by Pinehurst Seattle member Jenn Eaglespeaker
Teriyaki Time GoFundMe by Jane Badamaa for rebuilding and employees:
Build Lake City Together and Children’s Home Society of Washington:

Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge Project Update

Holiday schedule 
Crews will not be working Thursday, December 24th through Sunday, January 3rd. Work will resume Monday, January 4th.

The following construction activities will be taking place over the next several weeks:

Long-term single-lane closure of I-5 express lane off-ramp (at 1st Ave NE and NE 103rd St)

A long-term single-lane closure of the express lane off-ramp at 1st Ave NE and NE 103rd St will remain in effect for the next several months. One lane on the express lane off-ramp will remain open during the regularly scheduled express lane daytime hours of 8 AM to 11 PM.

East side of I-5 (1st Ave NE between NE 92nd St and NE 107th St) 

  • Electrical work
  • Sidewall support work
  • Preparation and placement of bridge spans
  • Installation of temporary shoring structures
  • Concrete work on the upper portions of the bridge for deck placement
    • Placing forms and rebar
    • Placing concrete
    • Allowing concrete curing time
    • Removing the forms

Upcoming work

Construction will continue through the end of 2020 and in 2021. In spring 2021, 2 bridge spans will be erected over I-5. Each span will be assembled in the median of I-5, moved into place using self-propelled transporters, and lifted by cranes. In the new year there will be information about nighttime and weekend work related to this work.

What to expect during construction

  • Some noise and construction vehicle activity, including cranes
  • Some nighttime and weekend work
  • Detours for people walking and biking
  • Lane reductions on Northgate express lane on- and off-ramp
  • 2 freeway closures and detours (on weekends and at night only)
  • Construction staging and parking impacts near the construction sites, including at the north side of North Seattle College along N 100th St and on NE 100th St at 1st Ave NE
  • Closure of the North Seattle Park & Ride on 1st Ave NE

Questions during construction? Contact:

Darrell Bulmer
(206) 905-3620

Workforce Housing Apartment Building Planned

Here’s notice of new construction on 8th Avenue NE. It will be an 89-unit, workforce housing apartment building, adjacent to the Northaven Senior Living campus which is across from the Northgate post office. The first floor will be occupied by a YMCA-run daycare center providing childcare and early education, in what is now an underserved area for childcare. It includes a well-lit, landscaped public walkway that will allow neighbors to cut across the property from 8th Avenue NE, to connect with the bus and other amenities on 5th Ave.
It is currently in the design and entitlement phase of the project, and the Design Review Board meeting is January 4th, at 7 PM.
Barrientos RYAN
1402 Third Avenue #808 | Seattle, WA 98101
Cell: 617-877-4006

Pinehurst Real Estate Trends

There is some interesting info about trends in Pinehurst real estate. The website shows November compared to October home prices for 30, 60 or 90 days. The map might be initially zoomed in, so you will see the roughly Pinehurst outlined area by zooming out. You can change options for both the graph and the map. Note that in the market changes section below the graph, the numbers are for November and the percentages are percent change. Also, ‘Days to Sell’ are from listing to closing.

The customized data view is brought to us by neighbor John Lombard, Windermere Real Estate.

Click here to play with the data.

Sample data:


Women’s Personal Safety Classes

In partnership with a the Seattle Parks Department- the Seattle Police Department is offering multiple virtual Women’s Personal Safety Classes.

Learn proactive tips and steps you can take to enhance your personal safety taught by female Seattle police officers and female employees.

Class goals:

-Know the important role your instincts and gut reactions play

-Discover potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid them

-Learn how to make a safety plan

-Decrease the odds of becoming a victim

About the class:

-This is a facilitated discussion and lecture about crime prevention and safety.

-This is not a self-defense class.

-This class is open to women of all ages and most appropriate for young women who are at least 14 year of age or older. For that reason, children should not attend.

Upcoming Classes:

*You may need to sign-up for an account with the Seattle Parks Department, if you don’t already have one*

If you are unable to attend these classes, don’t worry, many more (at varying days/times) will be scheduled in the coming weeks/months.