34 min ago

Police arrest roommate in March Wallingford slaying

Byrnes, known as "Lita," was found dead by a friend March 12 at her home in the 1300 block of North 43rd Street in the North Seattle neighborhood.

    Police arrest roommate in March Wallingford slaying
    Authorities say Lalita Byrnes was fatally stabbed in their home Updated 1:23 pm, Thursday, April 26, 2018 After more than a month of investigation, police arrested a 25-year-old man they believe killed Lalita Byrnes, the 38-year-old woman found dead in her Wallingford home. Cops booked the suspect, her roommate, into King County Jail about 8:16 a.m.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

36 min ago

Arrest in Lita Byrnes Case

The Seattle Police Department announced today that they have made an arrest in the homicide case of Wallingford community leader Lita Byrnes: SPD Homicide Detectives have arrested a 25-year-old man for the murder of his roommate, a 38-year-old woman, in Wallingford last month. The arrest in this complex case came after an extensive investigation, working […]

    Arrest in Lita Byrnes Case | Wallyhood
    The Seattle Police Department announced today that they have made an arrest in the homicide case of Wallingford community leader Lita Byrnes: SPD Homicide Detectives have arrested a 25-year-old man for the murder of his roommate, a 38-year-old woman, in Wallingford last month. The arrest in this complex case came after an extensive investigation, working ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

1 hour ago

Roommate arrested in stabbing death of Wallingford woman

The man’s arrest comes more than a month after Lalita Byrnes, known as Lita, was found dead on March 15 inside her home in the 1300 block of North 43rd Street by a friend who went to the residence, police said.

    Roommate arrested in stabbing death of Wallingford woman
    Neighbors described the victim, 'Lita' Byrnes, as a pillar in Wallingford who led by example and built bonds of community through her kindness. Share story Seattle police early Thursday arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of stabbing his roommate to death inside a Wallingford home last month - a crime that shocked the eclectic neighborhood.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

3 hours ago

5 Only-in-Seattle Stores for Gags and Gifts

The Madison Square Garden of Seattle novelty shops boasts an impressive collection of inspired creations, like a yodeling pickle, “handerpants” (yes, hand underpants), and an impressive mask selection. 1300 N 45th St, Wallingford, 206-297-0240; mcphee.com

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Everything in the Purple Store is, well, purple. Clothing, kitchenware, jewelry, shoes, gadgets, gifts, and a few appropriately colored University of Washington items. Any questions? 1100 NW 51st St, Ballard, 206-801-1599; thepurplestore.com

The horse-drawn cart that rolls into town at night carrying curios from unknown lands: that’s Ballyhoo, with unique antiques, natural oddities, and weird decor for the home. 5445 Ballard Ave NW, Ballard, 206-268-0371; ballyhooseattle.com

Aspiring street magicians look no further than Pike Place Market’s very own mini magic emporium. It’s floor-to-ceiling card tricks, stage props, and magic guides for the beginner and master illusionist alike. 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 427, Downtown, 206-624-4271; marketmagicshop.com

    5 Only-in-Seattle Stores for Gags and Gifts
    The Purple Store Everything in the Purple Store is, well, purple. Clothing, kitchenware, jewelry, shoes, gadgets, gifts, and a few appropriately colored University of Washington items. Any questions? 1100 NW 51st St, Ballard, 206-801-1599; thepurplestore.com Archie McPhee The Madison Square Garden of Seattle novelty shops boasts an impressive collection of inspired creations, like a yodeling pickle, "handerpants" (yes, hand underpants), and an impressive mask selection.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

5 hours ago

Wallingford and Housing Affordability Go National

Politico posted a story about millennials and housing affordability.  It is a long, feature length article.  Our own Wallingford neighborhood is used as the archetype for this battle playing out nationwide.  The main person in the story is  a young professional trying to change urban development. The story has a lot to say and can […]

    Wallingford and Housing Affordability Go National | Wallyhood
    Politico posted a story about millennials and housing affordability. It is a long, feature length article. Our own Wallingford neighborhood is used as the archetype for this battle playing out nationwide. The main person in the story is a young professional trying to change urban development.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

31 hours ago

Wallingford Walk: City Nature Challenge

Just a quick reminder, the Woodland Park Zoo will be coming to the library (well, the meeting room behind the library) this Saturday, April 28, from 10-11 to talk about the City Nature Challenge 2018. Afterwards, we will do our first Wallingford Walk of the new series, as we embark on a mini-safari seeking out wildlife to identify […]

    Wallingford Walk: City Nature Challenge | Wallyhood
    Just a quick reminder, the Woodland Park Zoo will be coming to the library (well, the meeting room behind the library) this Saturday, April 28, from 10-11 to talk about the City Nature Challenge 2018. Afterwards, we will do our first Wallingford Walk of the new series, as we embark on a mini-safari seeking out wildlife to identify ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

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3 days ago

Art at Spin

Spin (Spyridon Nicon) curates a rotating collection of local art on his barber shop walls (4501 Interlake Ave N). Given how often swaps in a new artist and how often I get my hair cut, it’s almost a guarantee that there will be someone new and interesting on the walls each time I head over […]

    Art at Spin | Wallyhood
    Spin (Spyridon Nicon) curates a rotating collection of local art on his barber shop walls (4501 Interlake Ave N). Given how often swaps in a new artist and how often I get my hair cut, it's almost a guarantee that there will be someone new and interesting on the walls each time I head over ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

3 days ago

3 days ago

An Evening With Paul Dorpat

Historic Wallingford Presents  An Evening With Paul Dorpat Seattle Historian,Author and Seattle Times Columnist Friday May 18th,7pm    RSVP now to assure seating Join us with our very own Wallingford legend  Paul Dorpat for a lively evening reminiscing over old photographs of the neighborhood and its characters.Paul is the author of many richly illustrated books […]

    An Evening With Paul Dorpat | Wallyhood
    Historic Wallingford Presents An Evening With Paul Dorpat Seattle Historian,Author and Seattle Times Columnist Friday May 18th,7pm RSVP now to assure seating Join us with our very own Wallingford legend Paul Dorpat for a lively evening reminiscing over old photographs of the neighborhood and its characters.Paul is the author of many richly illustrated books ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

4 days ago

Poetic Wallingford

April is National Poetry Month, so in honor of such, I took a pedal around to the three spots where you can consistently find public poetry in our neighborhood. The Poetry Bench at Eastern Ave N at N 40th St had a piece by Leigh Hunt (1784 – 1859) out: Abou Ben Adhem Abou Ben […]

    Poetic Wallingford | Wallyhood
    April is National Poetry Month, so in honor of such, I took a pedal around to the three spots where you can consistently find public poetry in our neighborhood. The Poetry Bench at Eastern Ave N at N 40th St had a piece by Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859) out: Abou Ben Adhem Abou Ben ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

5 days ago

Apr 19

4:20 Party on 4/20

This Friday is 4/20, and thus a stoner holiday. Wikipedia explains the origin of this odd toking tradition: In 1971, Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich, five high school students in San Rafael, California, calling themselves the Waldos because “their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school”, used […]

    4:20 Party on 4/20 | Wallyhood
    This Friday is 4/20, and thus a stoner holiday. Wikipedia explains the origin of this odd toking tradition: In 1971, Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich, five high school students in San Rafael, California, calling themselves the Waldos because "their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school", used ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 19

Apr 19

Free home retrofit class: Saturday April 21, from 11:30-1:30

Free home retrofit class: Saturday April 21, from 11:30-1:30

    Free home retrofit class: Saturday April 21, from 11:30-1:30 - Fremont Universe
    Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home's needs and how to use the City of Seattle's pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home.
    https://fremontuniverse.com

Apr 18

Celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Clean Up of Northlake Way

Earth Day clean up is sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council and City Fruit. We will be picking up trash, cutting tall weeds, digging weed roots and grass come rain or shine.  Wear long pants and work shoes and bring work gloves.  If you have tools please bring them but we will have extras to share. […]

    Celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Clean Up of Northlake Way | Wallyhood
    Earth Day clean up is sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council and City Fruit. We will be picking up trash, cutting tall weeds, digging weed roots and grass come rain or shine. Wear long pants and work shoes and bring work gloves. If you have tools please bring them but we will have extras to share.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 16

Drone Film Festival

Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary this weekend? Want to walk there? Try the Drone Cinema Film Festival this Saturday, April 21st at the Good Shepherd Center: The Drone Cinema Film Festival, now in its fourth year, showcases cutting-edge, minimalist works of ethereal beauty that transmute sonic drones into the visual realm. This year’s […]

    Drone Film Festival | Wallyhood
    Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary this weekend? Want to walk there? Try the Drone Cinema Film Festival this Saturday, April 21st at the Good Shepherd Center: The Drone Cinema Film Festival, now in its fourth year, showcases cutting-edge, minimalist works of ethereal beauty that transmute sonic drones into the visual realm.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 15

Major police activity on 45th

Police activity has been ongoing in the area of 45th and Thackery since about 1am. The impacted area has covered multiple blocks. Buses and cars have been rerouted all evening. We will post more as we learn more.

    Major police activity on 45th | Wallyhood
    Police activity has been ongoing in the area of 45th and Thackery since about 1am. The impacted area has covered multiple blocks. Buses and cars have been rerouted all evening. We will post more as we learn more.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 15

  • Construction permit

    Construct alterations to finish basement in an existing duplex subject to field inspection (STFI)

    1219 N. Allen Pl. Issued April 13, 2018 Comment

Apr 14

Save the Date: the Return of Wallingford Walks

As the new librarian for the Wallingford Library, I’ve been talking with folks and trying to get a sense of what sort of programming would work with our small library and amazing neighborhood. I decided to develop a series of educational programs that go outside the library, lead by people from the community, showcasing both […]

    Save the Date: the Return of Wallingford Walks | Wallyhood
    As the new librarian for the Wallingford Library, I've been talking with folks and trying to get a sense of what sort of programming would work with our small library and amazing neighborhood. I decided to develop a series of educational programs that go outside the library, lead by people from the community, showcasing both ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 12

Know Where to Go: Interactive Toilet Map Is Here

I’m sure we’ve all been there. You’re walking around the city. It could be Seattle; it could be someplace else. Suddenly, you need to go. But where? You look frantically for a public restroom sign, but there are none to be seen. In desperation, you slip into a nearby cafe, tiptoeing past the “Restrooms for […]

    Know Where to Go: Interactive Toilet Map Is Here | Wallyhood
    I'm sure we've all been there. You're walking around the city. It could be Seattle; it could be someplace else. Suddenly, you need to go. But where? You look frantically for a public restroom sign, but there are none to be seen. In desperation, you slip into a nearby cafe, tiptoeing past the "Restrooms for ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 10

Young BF Day Learners Thrive in Pre-K

In September of 2017, something new arrived at BFDay…a City of Seattle sponsored Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) classroom, complete with three wonderful staff and 20 high energy 4- and 5-year-olds. Led by Ms. Alice, with Mrs. Monica and Mr. Alvin, these 20 amazing children have been rocking room 206 with energy, learning, and community. The Pre-K program welcomes […]

    Young BF Day Learners Thrive in Pre-K | Wallyhood
    In September of 2017, something new arrived at BFDay...a City of Seattle sponsored Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) classroom, complete with three wonderful staff and 20 high energy 4- and 5-year-olds. Led by Ms. Alice, with Mrs. Monica and Mr. Alvin, these 20 amazing children have been rocking room 206 with energy, learning, and community.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 10

Apr 07

Emerald City Bike Ride on Sunday Morning

Wallyhood reader Stacey writes: I’m with Cascade Bicycle Club and event assistant for the 3rd annual Emerald City Ride which will take place on Sunday, April 8th. I wanted to reach out to make sure the neighborhood is in the know to ensure a safe and welcoming event. We are expecting between 8,000 – 10,000 […]

    Emerald City Bike Ride on Sunday Morning | Wallyhood
    Wallyhood reader Stacey writes: I'm with Cascade Bicycle Club and event assistant for the 3rd annual Emerald City Ride which will take place on Sunday, April 8th. I wanted to reach out to make sure the neighborhood is in the know to ensure a safe and welcoming event.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 06

Apr 05

SDOT Takes Input on New RPZ Plans

Last Wednesday, SDOT held a public hearing at the Hamilton International School to solicit comment on proposed changes to the Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs) in our neighborhood. A review of the RPZs by SDOT had been solicited by neighbors impacted by an influx of drivers seeking all-day parking during weekday business hours. The meeting, attended […]

    SDOT Takes Input on New RPZ Plans | Wallyhood
    Last Wednesday, SDOT held a public hearing at the Hamilton International School to solicit comment on proposed changes to the Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs) in our neighborhood. A review of the RPZs by SDOT had been solicited by neighbors impacted by an influx of drivers seeking all-day parking during weekday business hours.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 04

Apr 04

Seattle City Council passes parking/zoning regulations that will increase residential areas considered near ‘frequent transit’ thus not requiring any new development parking

Seattle City Council passes parking/zoning regulations that will increase residential areas considered near ‘frequent transit’ thus not requiring any new development parking

    Seattle City Council passes parking/zoning regulations that will increase residential areas considered near 'frequent transit' thus not requiring any new development parking - Fremont Universe
    From Doree at our sister site phinneywood.com Late (yesterday) afternoon the Seattle City Council passed zoning/parking regulations that will, along other things, increase the residential areas considered to be near "frequent transit" service, which does not require housing developers to provide any parking. Councilmember Lisa Herbold introduced an amendment to try to mitigate the impacts ...
    https://fremontuniverse.com

Apr 03

Nominate your teacher for Teacher of the Year!

Nominate your teacher for Teacher of the Year!

    Nominate your teacher for Teacher of the Year! - Fremont Universe
    It's that time of year again! Time to honor Washington state's best and brightest heroes (educators) in the classroom! Ivar's and Kidd Valley Restaurants are calling on all kindergarten through eighth grade students to nominate their favorite, deserving teacher for a chance to take home the 2018 Teacher of the Year honors.
    https://fremontuniverse.com

Apr 03

Fremont Dance presents: Refractions, a spring concert

[Editor’s note: With this article, Wallyhood is pleased to welcome Aakanksha Agarwal, a self-described “food and lifestyle writer” to our writing staff. Aakanksha is a recent arrival to Seattle, and we are happy she has chosen to make our neighborhood her home. Look to see more from her in the near future.] “If you can […]

    Fremont Dance presents: Refractions, a spring concert | Wallyhood
    Editor's note: With this article, Wallyhood is pleased to welcome Aakanksha Agarwal, a self-described "food and lifestyle writer" to our writing staff. Aakanksha is a recent arrival to Seattle, and we are happy she has chosen to make our neighborhood her home. Look to see more from her in the near future.]
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 02

Wallingford RPZ Proposal Moves Forward With Two New Zones

...permit holders are exempt from the time limits. Blockfaces located on the commercial corridors of N 45th St and Stone Way N as well as some side streets have general time limits as opposed to the RPZ...

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Wallingford currently has two RPZs; one primarily east of Stone Way N stretching from lower Wallingford to just north of N 45th St (Zone 22) and another centered on Bagley Ave N and N 45th St (Zone 5). Functionally, these two RPZs work differently:

    Wallingford RPZ Proposal Moves Forward With Two New Zones " The Urbanist
    In Wallingford, several restricted parking zones (RPZs) are already in force. For the better part of a year, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has been evaluating possible changes to how the RPZs will function in the future.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Apr 02

Say “Hola!” to New Ethan Stowell Restaurant Coming to Stone Way

Lovers of the Ethan Stowell restaurant empire will welcome a new eatery opening some time this spring on Stone Way. While I would love to say that we got the scoop on this first, the Seattle Met got the jump on us, and they have the story here. The new Stowell place, called Super Bueno, […]

    Say "Hola!" to New Ethan Stowell Restaurant Coming to Stone Way | Wallyhood
    Lovers of the Ethan Stowell restaurant empire will welcome a new eatery opening some time this spring on Stone Way. While I would love to say that we got the scoop on this first, the Seattle Met got the jump on us, and they have the story here.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 02

Mar 31

Mysterious Street Markings: Verizon 5G?

Back in February, I wrote about strange street markings that had appeared just north and south of 40th St., but I couldn’t find out what they were about. When I queried SDOT, they replied that it was definitely part of a City Light project, but when I asked City Light about it, I got no […]

    Mysterious Street Markings: Verizon 5G? | Wallyhood
    Back in February, I wrote about strange street markings that had appeared just north and south of 40th St., but I couldn't find out what they were about. When I queried SDOT, they replied that it was definitely part of a City Light project, but when I asked City Light about it, I got no ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 30

Councilmember Herbold on Coming Changes to Off-Street Parking

The letter below, from City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, was sent to me here at Wallyhood unsolicited. Although Herbold represents District 1 which includes West Seattle and southwest Seattle, the issue she addresses here — the amount of parking required for new housing developments — has been hotly debated in the comments and forums here and […]

    Councilmember Herbold on Coming Changes to Off-Street Parking | Wallyhood
    The letter below, from City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, was sent to me here at Wallyhood unsolicited. Although Herbold represents District 1 which includes West Seattle and southwest Seattle, the issue she addresses here - the amount of parking required for new housing developments - has been hotly debated in the comments and forums here and ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

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