Theo Chocolate Tour

Some friends were in town visiting this weekend with their children and we took them on the Theo Chocolate factory tour. Theo is a fair trade organic beans to bars chocolate producer located in Fremont. They have public tours daily at 10 am, 12, 2, and 4 pm. Tours are $6 per person, ages 1 […]

California is on the verge of making a major step toward becoming more sustainable

[Washington did a similar thing nearly 20 years ago with the Growth Management Act, but this is still a revolutionary change for California.]

California lawmakers are close to passing legislation that would encourage housing close to workplaces, bus and other transit. The goal is for California communities to be less reliant on personal vehicles and […]

Alaskan Way Viaduct Public Forums

Come hear about possible replacement scenarios for the viaduct’s central waterfront

Public forums in September will gather comments on proposed replacement options for the viaduct’s central waterfront section. Come learn about the plan to take down this section of the viaduct in 2012.

In September, WSDOT, King County, City of Seattle and the Federal Highway […]

1/3 of all 2007 Pedestrian Fatalities in the City of Seattle Occurred in Pinehurst

According to the 2007 Pedestrian and Bicycle Collision Report prepared by Seattle Department of Transportation, one third (2 of 6) pedestrian fatalities in 2007 occurred in Pinehurst. [One of the most troubling aspects of this is that I don’t recall ever reading about these accidents.]

Both of these accidents occurred near the Northgate core – […]

Arterial Speed Control

Seattle Police have been issuing tickets for speeders in a number of locations around Pinehurst (NE 125th – from I-5 to Lake City Way, 15th Ave NE and on Roosevelt Way NE).

Speed limit on arterials is 30 MPH.

Judy Sterry – Pinehurst Neighbor and Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Many of you may have met Judy Sterry. She has led a life that many of us could only dream of living. And, in retirement she is even more active. Read more about Judy and her current work with Habitat for Humanity here.

Neighborhood Matching Fund – 20th Anniversary!

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Learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund program here.

Pinehurst projects made possible in part by the Neighborhood Matching Fund program include: the 2008 Pinehurst Summer Social, Pinehurst Playfield playground, Pinehurst Playfield shelterhouse improvements (currently in process), Pinehurst Pocket Park and much more…


Lake City School – Early Proposed Design Materials

Here is the early proposed design for the Lake City School project on 125th:

More information on the project is here and at this previous blog post.

Young Families Mailing List

A number of young families in Pinehurst are organizing play dates and are interested in organizing stroller walks and other activities for families with infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children.

To help young families connect, we have set up a mailing list just for young families. You can join this list by going to:

Play […]

Pretty Bioswales

The swale is in Tukwila at a business park called Riverview. It is at the intersection of Baker Blvd. and Christiansen. Near Southcenter Mall. […]