Are you Metro’s 3 billionth rider?

On Tuesday, March 31, Metro will reach a major milestone of serving 3 billion riders since 1973. Learn more here.

Your opinion on the Plastic Bag fee?

Editor’s note: Chad Lupkes is a Pinehurst resident who moved to the neighborhood in 2000. He will be posting here on important city issues in order to encourage discussion and civic participation.

One of the items that will likely be on the ballot in August is a ratification of the 20 cent plastic bag fee. […]

4/1 North District Council Meeting

North District Council MeetingWednesday, April 1, 2009van tour: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.*meeting: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Lake City Library conference room12501 28th Ave. NE

Agenda6:30 Call to order/Introductions6:35 Prioritizing of Neighborhood Projects Fund (NSF/CRF) requests7:30 Community health disparities and relevance for North District communities: “Unnatural Causes” video screening and discussion of King County Communities […]

Pinehurst Safeway Design Review packet

The full Pinehurst Safeway Design Review packet is here. It is an enormous file, so it will take a minute to load. (If you have trouble, though, e-mail me at reneeastaton at and I can send the file to you.)

The Pinehurst Safeway Design Review Meeting is Monday, 4/6/09 at 6:30 PM at University […]

Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler

Video Recaps | Full Episodes | Webisodes

I am looking forward to Amy Poehler’s new comedy series, Parks and Recreation, that starts on NBC in April. You can read more at the NBC site here or in today’s New York Times here.


Eritrean Kidisti Selassie Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Pinehurst

Thank you to Michael Neguse and Tsegay Berhe of Eritrean Kidisti Selassie Orthodox Tewahedo Church for graciously inviting me to their monthly community dinner and meeting last night. There were over 150 community members, adults and children, at the dinner.

Community members enjoyed traditional Eritrean fare (all vegetarian since it is Lent). After dinner a […]

4/19 Victory Creek Restoration Work Party

Join your neighbors for a few hours in helping to restore Victory Creek by removing invasive plants, mulching, planting native species, cleaning up the litter in the park and caring for this small wonderful native habitat.

Sponsored by Seattle Public Utility Creek Steward Program Project

Everyone is welcome!The project is teen friendly!

When: Noon – […]

Safeway Design Review Packet – Watch this blog

The Pinehurst Safeway Design Review packet that includes drawings and other details about the planned new store should be available Monday, March 30th. I will post it as soon as I get it.

It is posted now here.

No hair in the food, the chefs are bold

I finally had a chance to stop by Square Meal, the new Pinehurst restaurant. I was not able to eat because I was on my way to dinner at Eritrean Kidisti Selassie Orthodox Tewahedo Church. (I also realized that I could not eat much at Square Meal since I am vegetarian and most of their […]

Projects being considered for funding by the Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Fund

I posted the complete list of projects submitted for Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Fund at the Safe Walks blog here.

The bottom line is that there are far more project ideas than there is funding.