North Seattle Arson

A Pinehurst neighbor just passed along a rather disturbing story of an arson in the area this morning. It’s a tiny bit out of the neighborhood (Meadowbrook/Lake City) but still much too close for comfort.

This is a very good reminder of the importance of getting to know your neighbors, keeping out eye out for each other, and reporting anything suspicious.

Firefighters responded to the blaze, in the 11700 block of 36th Avenue NE, at about 4:50 a.m. after receiving a 911 call.

When crews arrived, they found smoke and flames billowing from the house, said Batallion Chief Jay Schreckengost of the Seattle Fire Department.

After the fire was extinguished, police determined that the blaze had been purposefully set, and an arson investigation was launched.

Pinehurst Land Use Notice

Public Involvement: Comment on Application :: How to Request an Interpretation
Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land. Proposed lot sizes are: A) 5,400 sq. ft. and B) 5,255 sq. ft. Existing structure to remain.
Project: 3009525
Address: 11011 GOODWIN WAY NE
Area: Northeast
Contact phone: (206)624-9966
Planner: Michael Dorcy
Planner phone: (206)615-1393
Application date: 08/19/2011
Date deemed complete: 08/19/2011
Comments may be submitted through: 09/14/2011
The following approvals are required:

Short Subdivision to create two parcels of land.
Variance to allow less than required minimum lot size.

Other permits that may be needed which are not included in this application:

Water Availability Certificate

The top of this image is North. This map is for illustrative purposes only. In the event of omissions, errors or differences, the documents in DPD’s files will control.

Welcome Tommy’s Pizza

I meant to post this a while ago but it didn’t happen. The recent discussion on the Facebook Page reminded me though. Tommy’s Pizza is new to the neighborhood taking over for the the last of the rating cycle of pizza places at 11754 15th Ave NE #2. I went it and checked it out myself and really enjoyed it. I also had a very nice chat with the owner who had some history about him in flier. Oh, and I’m typing this out manually from the flier so there are bound to be some typos. Sorry.

Hello, my name is Thomas “Tommy” M. Dillon, I was born and raised in Washington, and have spent most of my life working in and around the Puget Sound for various pizza establishments over the last 25 years. During this time I have amassed a cast knowledge of Fast Casual Pizza Recipes.

I opened my 1st location at East Bremerton on Febrary 15th of this year which has become very successful. Building on its success I decided to purchase my 2nd location in your neighborhood located in what used to be House of Pizza which was previous Northgate Pizza, which was previously Domino’s Pizza and was owned by my good friend Arthur N. Mannikko.

Our Signiture Crust is a Beer Batter Crust, a medium thick crust made with Redhook ESB. We brush Garlic Butter on each pizza before we place it in the over for added flavor, brought to you in the 12″ inch, 14″ inch, 16″ inch, and the 24-Cut Party Pizza a full sheet pizza “Sicillian Style” cooked on a 18″ x 26″ cooking sheet and cut into 24 square pieces.

We also carry a crunch Thin Crusted Pizza which is also glazed with Garlic Butter prior to cooking brought to you in 12″ inch or 14″ inch, and lastly we have a buttery flavored gluton-free pizza crust for those with special dietary needs brought to you in 12″ inch or 14″ inch, or restaurant has been thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any possibility of cross-contamination from wheat based products. If you are Gluten intolerant and would like more information on our Standard Operating Procedures regarding the production of our Gluten-Free Pizza’s, please ask our manager for a walk-thru discussion before your next purchase.

As you check out our menu you will see that we carry a wide array of sauces and toppings to choose from. We also offer a large selection of traditional and not-so traditional pizza cobinations. Can’t make up your mind? There is no charge for a half and half pizza at Tommy’s Pizza.

We also have several side items Salads, Chicken Wings, Boneless Chicken Bites, Breadsticks, Cinnasticks, Garlic Bread, or Cheesey Bread to accompany your meal.

Hungy, but not for pizza? We also serve Grinders (a larger version of baked sub sandwich), Calzones, Stombilo, and a wide array of hot and cold pasta dishes.

Chase it all done with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, an idividual cheesecake, or choose from our wide array of refreshing Pepsi products.

Currently we are offering a large 3-Topping Pizza for only $7.99 for carryout or delivery any day of the week, and a large (14″) Unlimited Topping Pizza (No Double Toppings) for only $11.99. Build your own or try one our of amazing combinations.

Hope to see you soon. ~Tommy!

Local Free Acupuncture

There’s another upcoming free event at a local Pinehurst business that we got sent:

Start the Labor Day Holiday weekend with FREE ACUPUNCTURE!!

Yes, we are still offering our once monthly Free for Me and My Friend days at NORTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE. Bring someone new to the clinic on one of these days and you both receive a free treatment. Bringing only yourself? That works too! Our next free day is Saturday, September 3rd, 9am to 1pm.

We are located at 11329 Pinehurst Way NE, just two blocks north of Northgate Way. Our usual fee is $15-$40, pay what’s comfortable. It’s all about getting healthy — reasonably, naturally . You can make your own appointment on our website at or call us at 206-524-6428. See you soon!

Free Week at Two Dog Yoga

FREE WEEK! at Two Dog Yoga….just north of the Lake City Library at 12549 28th NE
**Celebrating 20 years in Lake City**

Monday, August 29 – Sunday, September 4

In gratitude to their regular Two Doggers, and with the intention of growing the pack, Two Dog offers a week of free classes twice a year. Go to as many classes as you want; bring your friends, neighbors and relatives along to share the doggie bounty.  Classes are open to all levels unless otherwise noted; no limit to how many you take.


Monday 6:00 – 7:30am
  12:00 – 1:30pm
  6:00 – 7:30pm
  6:00 – 8:00pm
mama/baby gathering
Tuesday 10:00 – 11:30am
  12:00 – 1:15pm
qigong for beginners
  6:00 – 7:30pm
gentle yoga
Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30am
  12:00 – 1:30pm
  6:00 – 7:30pm
Thursday 6:00 – 7:00pm
qigong practice
  7:15 – 8:30pm
qigong for beginners
Friday 6:00 – 7:30am
  12:00 – 1:30pm
Saturday 8:30 – 10:00am
  10:30 – 11:45am gentle yoga Annie
Sunday 9:00 – 10:30am
  11:00 – 12:30pm
  4:00 – 5:30pm
teen yoga


Kids Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

Iman - 5

This week five year old Iman’s nice summer scene is beautifying our park.

Take a stroll to Pinehurst Pocket Park to see this new artwork in the kiosk. The park is at NE 117th St & 19th Ave NE.

Thanks, Iman, nice work!

August Residential Crime Report

This message is from our Crime Prevention Coodinator, Terrie Johnston:

Hope those of you who participated in our 27th Annual Night Out on August 2nd enjoyed Seattle’s biggest Crime Prevention celebration.   1,327 blocks registered this year, a 12% increase in participation from last year  (approx. 720 blocks in the North Precinct participated, twice the number of the other  4 precincts combined).  Spectacular!

No big crime trends  to report at this time, however, here are a few tidbits from recent residential burglary reports.  August burglaries occurred during daytime hours, many before noon.  The bulk of the entries are non-forced through open or  unlocked doors and windows.  (Still a few  through dog-doors as previously reported) 

I noticed several entries through unlocked garage doors, which can be harder to protect.  If you can access your home through the garage, please think of the door between the garage and house as an exterior door.  They should be solid; wooden or metal with good deadbolt lock and a door frame that is anchored into the wall studs.  Window screens are easy to cut or remove so don’t consider them adequate defense for an open window. 

Victims reported they left doors unlocked as they were only walking the dog, or at a nearby park with their kids and didn’t plan on being gone long.  We think 9 minutes is a long time for a burglar to be in your home.  Laptops, jars of coins, jewelry and tools were popular stolen items this month. 

One burglar entered an unlocked garage and stole the victim’s car using the valet key left in the glove box of the vehicle.

 On 7/30/11 people on Densmore Ave. N. were having a party in their basement and a guest came upstairs to find four burglars inside the house.  They were chased outside and fled in the suspects’ vehicle.    An astute individual reported 2 motorcyclists stuffing their back packs with stuff from a suitcase they later discarded.  The witness gave good descriptions and even a license plate number to 9-1-1.  Officers ended up arresting one of the thieves a short time later near the Home Depot parking lot.  Turned out the motorcycle was stolen.  The suitcases seen had the victim’s name on the ID Tags which helped verify a burglary had occurred; and most of the chase was caught on an in-car camera of the patrol car.   Great work by North Precinct patrol and by the great witness who called in the Suspicious Activity which lead to the arrest.   You are our eyes and ears! 

For any questions or to schedule any follow up services, please call me at the North Precinct.  tj

Seattle Police Crime Prevention 206-684-7711

Pinehurst Pets – Kent


Kent, otherwise known as Tweety, had a sleepover with a neighbor last weekend. His people went out of town, so Kent got to have an adventure of his own. At his host’s house he spread good cheer – plus some errant seeds and little feathers. In other words, Kent is a bit messy!

If you would like to see your pet featured in the Pinehurst Pet of the Week column, please send a photo and a story about your pet to

Lake City Public Safety Meeting 8/31

The city is holding a meeting at the Lake City Community Center on Wednesday, August 31st at 6PM to address public safety issues in Lake City. Below is the meeting announcement from the mayor’s office.
Continue reading Lake City Public Safety Meeting 8/31

Recent Burglaries targeting Cash

KOMO is reporting that four homes in Pinehurst and Olympic Hills were broken into on August 1st, and in all cases the stolen items were cash, including coins.

Keep your doors and windows locked, and keep your cash/coins out of sight!