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Safe Communities Meeting October 10

Ready to help make our neighborhood safer?  Safe Communities is a city-wide initiative led by the Mayor’s Office and Seattle Police Department. It is an initiative of SPD 20/20, the plan for improving SPD. Captain Robin Clark, Commander of the North Precinct, invites you to a meeting on public safety to tell city officials what our community needs in order to be safe. Read her letter here.

The meeting is Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way North, in the cafeteria, which is in the College Center Building.

Topics of conversation include:

  • What is your top concern about crime and public safety in your community?
  • What can be done together to create a safer community?
  • What is going well with the relationship between your community and SPD?
  • What needs to improve?
  • What steps can we take to keep you engaged in building and creating a safer community?

Attendees will be asked if they want to continue the process as a precinct delegate or alternate in the next phase, which will be a set of small group conversations. See a handout on the process steps here.

September 2012 Pinehurst Crime Map

Here is a limited picture of Pinehurst property crime for September 2012. You can see ALL the types of crime at http://web5.seattle.gov/mnm/policereports.aspx. Choose North neighborhood and dates September 1 – 30.

Follow Police Activity in Pinehurst on Twitter


With a new service from the Seattle Police Department, we can now see police activity and information by neighborhood via Twitter. It’s called Tweets by Beat. Most of Pinehurst is in North Precinct Sector L2. Go to https://twitter.com/SeattlePDL2 to see the tweets.

There is a one hour delay so people don’t rush over to a crime scene, and not all events are included. For instance sex crimes are not tweeted.

To find out the correct sector for your area, look at the map below.

Kids Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

This month’s colorful drawing in the kiosk at Pinehurst Pocket Park, NE 117th St and 19th Ave NE is by Teresa. She drew it at this summer’s Pinehurstfest.  Take a stroll around the park and check it out. A big thanks to Teresa for beautifying our park!

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork for the Pocket Park, please email nancy@pinehurstseattle.org. We’ll put it on mat board donated by FRAMEIT Ltd, 539 NE Northgate Way.

“Big Love and Gratitude to Bark Espresso”

Nice story from a Pinehurst neighbor about an amazing Pinehurst business:

Big Love and Gratitude to Bark Espresso

My  6-year old son attends an on site after school program at Olympic View elementary three days a week and goes home on the bus two days a week.

Last week he was inadvertantly sent home on the school bus when he should have gone to afterschool care. No one at the school or the afterschool care program realized he wasn’t where he was supposed to be. We did not discover that he was missing until I arrived to retrieve him at 5:30 PM nearly two hours after school had been let out.

I began to realize that things could be very, very bad. Was he snatched from the playground? Lost? How could this have happend?

Luckily we had an emergency back up plan for him in the unliklely event that we were not at the bus stop on the days that he’s schedualed to come home.

It’s Bark Espresso on Roosevelt. We had established this place for him as a backup because it’s very close to his bus stop, the barista’s know him and it’s near our house.

That’s exactly where he was. The barisata Bosha had hooked him up with a steamer a cookie and he was waiting for me a little scared but ok.

I sent this post for two reasons. The first is because we are so grateful to Bark for looking after our little guy and keeping him safe. The second is a warning to parents about the need for a backup plan!

Even though it was scary, our son knew what he was supposed to do and he did it. This could have gone a million diffrent ways if he got off that bus and had no instructions. Our lesson was that he now carrys a laminated card with our cell phone numbers on it. We never anticipated that he would be alone so long when we concevied our school bus plan.

Thanks again to Bark.

NE Seattle Tree Walk September 29th 10 – Noon

Discover the trees that you pass every day! You are invited to join neighbors and friends for a tree walk of a Northeast Seattle neighborhood to learn more about the trees that live among us!

  • Meet at 10am Saturday morning, September 29th, at the parking lot of the Lake City Presbyterian Church, corner of 40th Ave NE and NE 123rd St.
  • The 2-hour walk will help you discover over 60 different trees and cover a half mile walking area.

Hosted by the Northgate/Matthews Beach Tree Ambassadors. The Tree Ambassador program empowers residents to become stewards of the urban forest and serve as resources for their local community. The program is a project of the Green Seattle Partnership, a collaboration between the City of Seattle and Forterra (Cascade Land Conservancy) and is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program.

Did you know?

  • Some trees can increase the value of our property by up to 10%?
  • There are six different kinds of cedar alone in the NE Seattle area?
  • Alien plant-life lives in our area, and why it’s important to get rid of these undesirables forever?
  • What trees are are native in our area and why introduced trees make their home in our yards?


Thornton Creek Watershed Oversight Council meeting, 9/26

Join TCWOC members in hearing about how Seattle plans to manage its urban forest, and what the existing regulations and polices are regarding trees. Also get an update on the Sound Transit North Link after Northgate Station and how it relates to Thornton Creek.

Please share this announcement with members of your organizations, neighbors, and friends. The meeting is open to all.

Thornton Creek Watershed Oversight Council
St. Matthew’s Parish – Conference Room
1230 NE 127th Street
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

7:15 Presentation – Sound Transit North Link Update
Ellie Ziegler, Sound Transit

7:40 Presentation –Seattle Urban Forest Management Plan & Tree Policies
Sandra Pinto de Bader, Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment
Brennon Staley, Seattle Department of Planning and Development

8:40 Round Robin Reports & Updates

The Thornton Creek Watershed Oversight Committee was initially formed to provide oversight to the Thornton Creek Watershed Plan and Action Agenda.

– It leads, assists and coordinates actions that help achieve the goals of the watershed plan and action agenda.

– It promotes the Watershed Plan and Action Agenda in neighborhoods, the city, and the region through education and outreach.

– It provides an ongoing public forum regarding issues related to preserving and restoring Thornton Creek and its tributaries.

– It provides recommendations to planners and project implementers in applying adaptive management to the Thornton Creek Watershed.

Our meetings are open to the public. Questions can be directed to Cheryl Klinker at 206-367-4635 or Brian Landau at 206-801-2451

Northgate Station Construction Open House

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m. (presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Olympic View Elementary School cafeteria, 504 Northeast 95th Street, Seattle


Sound Transit will host a public open house this month to update details about the construction schedule, potential noise and nighttime work, truck hauling and utility relocation work.

The Northgate Station, which will be located east of First Avenue Northeast near the King County Metro Transit Center, will provide access to Northgate Mall, bus transfers at the Northgate Transit Center, adjacent park-and-ride facilities, surrounding neighborhoods and future transit-oriented development (TOD) sites.


Meeting on Fire Station Use

The City has recommended using the former Lake City Fire Station 39 site to create housing for homeless and/or low-income families, with ground floor uses that serve building residents and the community at large. The City Council wants community feedback before it makes a decision on the property. These meetings provide an opportunity to give your input.

Two meetings are available to accommodate different schedules. Due to the anticipated number of attendees and limited time, we ask that you attend one of the two dates offered. The program will be the same at each meeting.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 – Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Program starts at noon
11:30 a.m. – noon Information displays
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Project overview
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Community Caucus and reporting out

Monday, October 15, 2012 – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Information displays
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Project overview
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Community Caucus and reporting out

Nathan Hale High School
The Commons cafeteria
10750 – 30th Ave NE
The South Entry provides closest access to the Cafeteria.
Parking is available in the south, west and east parking lots.
People with mobility disabilities should enter from the main entrance off 30th Avenue NE (by the flag pole).

Contact Richard Gholaghong at 206-684-0621
E-mail: Richard.gholaghong@seattle.gov

Special Needs
or Language Requirements?
This location is barrier free. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Richard Gholaghong at the number above as soon as possible. Two weeks prior notice is required for booking of sign language interpreters.