Posts Tagged with "Tacoma"

Tacoma City Council Takes on Arizona

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Tomorrow evening the Tacoma’s City Council will take up Resolution No. 38034, which is summarized as: “Expressing opposition to Arizona’s State Law Senate Bill 1070, “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act”; and calling for a boycott of the state of Arizona and Arizona-based businesses.” The News Tribune had an outstanding editorial yesterday that […]

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What Am I, Some Sort of Activist?!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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[First part of the story, Why Government Agencies Need a Social Media Policy…] Had a good talk with the Community Relations Manager for the City of Tacoma regarding the previous post and the events surrounding it in November. As it turns out, my initial email to my then-Councilman had more effect than I would have […]

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Why Government Agencies Need a Social Media Policy

Saturday, March 6, 2010

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Subtitle: How Tacoma Has No Clue May Want to Revisit Theirs(see Update at bottom of post–this post is in flux) Those of us in the Seattle-Tacoma area experienced a real awakening of social media in the aftermath of the killing of our four officers on November 29th, a day few of us will ever forget. […]

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KFC: Now Serving Crack!

Monday, November 2, 2009

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Ok, so this isn’t necessarily a function of the franchise. But Halloween evening we were at the KFC at 80th and Pacific, leaving around 5:30. Walking out to the van, I noticed a car pull up to another vehicle that was parked in the lot (parked back-in)–it’s a small lot, and we were maybe 25 […]

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Addendum, Part 2, to Tacoma City Council District 4

Sunday, August 9, 2009

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In the spirit of fairness I wanted to provide the answers from Marty Campbell to the questions posed to the campaigns. Below are the versions of the questions I sent him in regular text, with his answers in italics, and my comments in red as before. What do you consider to be the #1 issue […]

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Addendum to Tacoma City Council District 4

Saturday, August 8, 2009

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(previous post here)The third candidate for the 4th District, Marty Campbell, came by today. Seemed nice enough, but wanted to give him the same consideration I gave the other candidates…plus I am curious to see the responses. So emailed off the questions. Stayed tuned.

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Tacoma City Council District 4

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Subtitle: Anatomy of a Response Over the past week, we’ve had two of the three candidates for Tacoma City Council District 4 come door-to-door. Both were very brief, both were essentially saying hello and handing out a pamphlet/flyer about their ideas. One was a slick, well-designed trifold pamphlet….the other a small, very basic flyer printed […]

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Reprise of Sometimes People Suck

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Turns out that there are are multiple cars along our street with similarly broken-out windows, over the length of a couple miles (from at 39th to 72nd). My guess is that few (if any) have bothered to attempt a police report, given our previous experiences with the lack of willingness on the part of the […]

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Tacoma Schools…

Saturday, August 11, 2007

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…another shining example of why we homeschool. See if you can see it them (may need to click on picture to enlarge). Note: the issue isn’t just that it’s aesthetically displeasing, either. Screenshot taken from the Foss High School website today, 8/11/07, but highly likely the error has been there for months, maybe years. But […]

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