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City crack-sealing to being next week
Starting Tuesday, Aug. 5, Seattle Department of Transportation crews will fill cracks along South Jackson Street, between Rainier Avenue South and 31st Avenue South, weather-permitting.
Suspect arrested in Portland for Leschi shooting
Lorenzo Pratt, a 25-year-old member of the Deuce 8 street gang, was arrested on June 10 in Portland, Ore., for an outstanding warrant for an April 19 road-rage incident that occurred in Leschi five days before he allegedly shot and killed Deszaun Smallwood, 20.
Next foster-cat orientation on Sunday
If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent for cats and kittens from the Seattle Animal Shelter, plan to attend a free orientation session, offered next on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Leschi’s cycles of crime
So how does a neighborhood that is affluent, tech-savvy and ethnically diverse — which borders some of Seattle’s most affluent neighborhoods to the north — become a place where violence and homicide is commonplace?
Two local leaders among PACE grads
Twenty-six “up-and-coming” community leaders, including two local participants, celebrated their graduation from the People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE), a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) in May.
COMMUNITY CORNER | August 2014
Updates from the Leschi and Madison Park community councils.
POLICE BLOTTER | August 2014
A list of the major crimes from last month in Denny-Blaine and Leschi.
Get Online Seattle provides online job resources, tools
The City of Seattle has launched Get Online: Jobs & the Internet, an online toolbox for residents who are new to job searching on the Internet.
Woman killed, two injured in boat collision off Leschi
A 46-year-old man from Renton has been arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of homicide after a motorboat he piloted allegedly crashed into a sailboat off Leschi last night. Additional charges are pending.
Keep pets safe during hot weather
Summer weather can mean outdoor fun and family trips, but for pets, it could also bring about safety hazards unbeknownst to pet parents.
Kent man charged in Leschi double murder
Kent resident Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, has been charged with the aggravated first-degree murders of Dwone Anderson-Young and Ahmed Said outside of a Leschi home on June 1.
Shelter’s foster-cat orientation on Sunday
If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent for cats and kittens from the Seattle Animal Shelter, there's a free orientation session on July 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Holiday transit service on Friday
King County Metro Transit bus routes will operate with a Sunday schedule Friday, July 4, for Independence Day, and many routes will be redirected around community celebrations in the county.
City to turn on lights on synthetic fields for holiday
Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on field lighting on synthetic ballfields throughout the city on the evenings of Thursday, July 3, and Friday, July 4, to protect the synthetic surfaces. This is to discourage the use of fireworks.
Oda tenants move after rent increases
At age 75, Gabriel Szabados had been living comfortably in the Oda Apartments for 15 years. That is until he received a notice on Feb. 27 that in 60 days his rent would increase to $1,550. Szabados decided to move.
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