Apr 13

Layoffs, resignations hit SeattlePI.com. Here’s why the newsroom is shrinking

Also, Mercer said the newsroom is moving to a new work space from its office at Third Avenue and Broad Street, as well as improving its technology so readers have a better experience and the journalists know more about how people are interacting with their stories.

    Layoffs, resignations hit SeattlePI.com. Here's why the newsroom is shrinking
    Just five writers and one photographer remain at the online-only news outlet, which formed in the collapse of the print Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper in 2009. Share story SeattlePI.com, the website of the former print Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper, is losing almost half of its staff - including all of its leadership - as the newsroom's corporate overseer attempts to make more money.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Apr 12

Community calendar: La Conner Tulip Parade, April Pool Day, Seahawks 12K Run and more

WED Learn about the rarest large whale in the world, the North Pacific right whale, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $5 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).

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...help save savanna animals, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.45-$14.95 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org...

MON Tastes of a variety of rosé, sparkling rosé from various vendors, winery representatives, 6 p.m. Monday, Cafe Pettirosso, 1101 E. Pike St., Seattle; $25-$30 (brownpapertickets.com).

FRI-SAT Large variety of dahlia tubers for sale, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Faith Lutheran Church of Seattle, 8208 18th Ave. N.E., Seattle (pugetsounddahlias.org).

SAT Classes, information from local organizations, coffee bar, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle Nursery, 5275 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-935-9276 or westseattlenursery.com).

SUN How to use native plants to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife, 3 p.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; preregister (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com/whats-happening-swansons-nursery/).

ONGOING 3 1/2 acre formal garden, noon-6 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$8 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

FRI Illustrated, “mostly true” stories and anecdotes about the Klondike Gold Rush, 12:15 p.m. Friday, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse/index.htm).

FRI Sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors, fun and easy to sing for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

PLAN AHEAD Coffee, tea, doughnuts, fcasual birding for beginning and intermediate birders ages 8 through adult, 10 a.m. April 21, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $7, preregister (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/events).

SUN Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Jacob Zimmerman’s Pals, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (425-776-5072 or pstjs.org).

SAT Northwest milliners with hats for any and all occasions, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle (millineryartisans-exhibits.com/hatstravaganza-k8l8).

SAT Antiques, vintage, arts and crafts by 60 vendors, snack bar; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-638-8813 or seattlelakecitylions.org/).

SAT Culture and arts of Asia, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Bloedel Hall, Saturday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle (friendsofasianart.org).

...a.m.-1 p.m. April 21, free admission; University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-524-2322 or universityucc.org...

...30 minutes during peak commute hours and every hour during off-peak times, Seacrest Dock, 1660 Harbor Avenue S.W. and Pier 52, 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $2.50-$5.75 (kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation...

    Community calendar: La Conner Tulip Parade, April Pool Day, Seahawks 12K Run and more
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 13-19, 2018. Share story FRI-SUN Adoption fees waived on all cats one year old and older through Sunday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-7563 or seattlehumane.org). FRI-SUN Learn about the Aquarium's mammals, talks, demonstrations, activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Apr 06

Homeless ‘mansion’ pops up almost next to the Space Needle

SEATTLE -- Want a view of the Space Needle? A group of homeless people built a tent "mansion" in a small patch of grass between Third Avenue and Broad Street. It's a half a block from Seattle's most famous tourist attraction and surrounded by multi-million dollar high-rise condos.

    Homeless 'mansion' pops up almost next to the Space Needle
    SEATTLE -- Want a view of the Space Needle? A group of homeless people built a tent "mansion" in a small patch of grass between Third Avenue and Broad Street. It's a half a block from Seattle's most famous tourist attraction and surrounded by multi-million dollar high-rise condos.
    http://q13fox.com

Apr 05

Seattle Homeless ‘tent mansion’ low priority for city cleanup

...encampment was swept by City of Seattle workers from the small triangle city park at Third Avenue and Broad Street, a small crew of homeless volunteers helped her begin to build a much larger wood...

    Seattle Homeless 'tent mansion' low priority for city cleanup
    Two days after Melissa Burns' tent encampment was swept by City of Seattle workers from the small triangle city park at Third Avenue and Broad Street, a small crew of homeless volunteers helped her begin to build a much larger wood and tarp structure half a block away, on a busy Third Avenue sidewalk.
    http://mynorthwest.com

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