In the mid-’50s, Madison Park-ites could be seen on sunny days mowing lawns or cleaning out garages. That meant a trip to the Montlake landfill, north of the university, to cart everything from lawn clippings and weeds to whatever couldn’t be given away.
Yes, it really is OK to name a restaurant for yourself. Canlis, for example. Not quite as dashing, perhaps, as El Gaucho, but it does just fine, evoking the high plains of Central America. Steelhead Diner says it all if you’re a fisherman. But then consider Duke’s, Ray’s...or Shiro’s.
Kshama Sawant’s mission to reject the usual corporate politics on the Seattle City Council has drawn a great deal of attention. So much so that she doesn’t have time to take meetings with everyone who asks. But Sawant’s spokesperson maintains that Pamela Banks was never slighted intentionally.
Pamela Banks, 55, is a first-generation college graduate from the University of Washington who moved from Portland, Ore., to Seattle in 1977. She served as a senior policy advisor for former Mayor Greg Nickels, which is when she said she first considered making a run at office.
Seattle Girls’ School will present its 2015 Grace Hopper Awards to Martha Choe and Dr. Maxine Hayes.