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21 hours ago

Lock it up — Seattle mayor puts forward ‘safe storage’ gun control legislation

Preventing the next school shooting might be at the heart of it but data show helping to prevent suicides could be an equally important outcome of new gun control legislation sent to the Seattle City Council this week by Mayor Jenny Durkan.

    Lock it up - Seattle mayor puts forward 'safe storage' gun control legislation
    Preventing the next school shooting might be at the heart of it but data show helping to prevent suicides could be an equally important outcome of new gun control legislation sent to the Seattle City Council this week by Mayor Jenny Durkan.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

22 hours ago

New Capitol Hill apartment project has brilliant plan: Be Dingfelder’s Delicatessen neighbor

(Image: City of Seattle)

    New Capitol Hill apartment project has brilliant plan: Be Dingfelder's Delicatessen neighbor
    A new project lined up to replace a surface parking lot on the northwest corner of 14th and Pine still needs to complete its earliest planning but already has a major selling point. If you want to live above a coming soon Capitol Hill Jewish delicatessen, have we got the apartment building for you.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

24 hours ago

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for June 2018

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, The Summit Event Space, 420 E Pike St, Seattle; $5, 206-652-4255, townhallseattle.org

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7 p.m. Friday, June 1, University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 N.E. 43rd St., Seattle; $18.99 (includes book and two admissions), 800-838-3006, brownpapertickets.com

7 p.m. Monday, June 11, University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle; free, 800-335-7323, ubookstore.com

7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, Third Place Books at Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free,  206-525-2347, thirdplacebooks.com

7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle; free,  206-624-6600, elliottbaybook.com

7 p.m. Friday, June 29, Third Place Books at Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave. S., Seattle; $15.99 (advance purchase of book required for ticket), 206-474-2200, thirdplacebooks.com

8 p.m. June 2, 7, and 9; 2 p.m. June 3 and 10; running time is 80 minutes without intermission. Seattle Opera Studios, 200 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $45, seattleopera.org

8 p.m. Friday, June 8, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th St., Seattle; 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4210 SW Genesee St...

...4805 NE 45th St., Seattle; 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4210 SW Genesee St., Seattle; 7 p.m. Sunday, June 10, Christ Episcopal Church, 310 North K St., Tacoma...

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, Showbox SoDo, 1700 1st Ave. S., Seattle; $28-$30, 206-652-0444, showboxpresents.com

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $22-$30, 206-838-4333, thetripledoor.net

June 7-30, Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; free, 206-624-7684, davidsongalleries.com

June 7-July 26, Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., Seattle; free, 206-624-0770, gregkucera.com

    Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for June 2018
    From Janelle Monáe to "Incredibles 2," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month's most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events. Share story Just cuz the sun's out - and festival season is upon us - doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great indoor arts-and-entertainment activities happening too.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

38 hours ago

CHS Pics | Getting medieval in Volunteer Park — Plus, Capitol Hill Memorial Day things to do

CHS found the kids from Capitol Hill’s Bright Water Waldorf School holding their annual Medieval Games Thursday in Volunteer Park. Let their archery, swordplay, and sunshiny jousting be inspiration for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Below, you’ll find a few highlights from the CHS Calendar for things to get out and do and see this weekend starting Thursday night with a celebration of five years of the greenest office building in the world, a Saturday party for Eritrean Independence Day that fills Volunteer Park annually with its colorful celebration, and a Memorial Day Monday filled with remembrance — and free hamburgers. Details, below.

    CHS Pics | Getting medieval in Volunteer Park - Plus, Capitol Hill Memorial Day things to do
    CHS found the kids from Capitol Hill's Bright Water Waldorf School holding their annual Medieval Games Thursday in Volunteer Park. Let their archery, swordplay, and sunshiny jousting be inspiration for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

43 hours ago

Mexican consulate makes July plans for Capitol Hill move-in

The flag still flies over 3rd Ave but will soon be coming to E Roy (Image: Consulado de México en Seattle)

    Mexican consulate makes July plans for Capitol Hill move-in
    The Consulate of Mexico in Seattle has announced its plans to move onto Capitol Hill this summer. CHS broke the news in February that a new facility for the country's diplomats was under construction in the E Roy building previously home to the Harvard Exit movie theater.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

47 hours ago

Search for new Seattle Department of Transportation head begins

Mayor Jenny Durkan is searching for a new director to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation. “From filling potholes to paving streets to modifying traffic signals and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities, the next director will lead the agency at a critical time,” the city announcement for the search reads.

    Search for new Seattle Department of Transportation head begins
    Mayor Jenny Durkan is searching for a new director to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation. "From filling potholes to paving streets to modifying traffic signals and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities, the next director will lead the agency at a critical time," the city announcement for the search reads.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Temple Grandin, Roxane Gay, Ken Auletta among authors visiting the Seattle area this summer

A former staff writer for The Stranger, Garbes will speak (with Lindy West) about her new book “Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy.” 7:30 p.m. June 13, The Summit Event Space (420 E Pike St., Seattle), presented by Town Hall; $5.

    Temple Grandin, Roxane Gay, Ken Auletta among authors visiting the Seattle area this summer
    Here are some of the most noteworthy literary events and author appearances happening this summer. Share story If you can lift your head from your books this summer, here are just a few of the authors and literary events happening around town - mark those calendars!
    https://www.seattletimes.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church announces it is ending congregation

A sidewalk baptism on Harvard Ave (Image: Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church)

    Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church announces it is ending congregation
    It's not the typical Capitol Hill landlord and tenant situation we're used to reporting here on CHS. The Presbyterian church that has stood at the corner of Harvard and Howell for 95 years will soon be in search of a new congregation.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Blotter | Carjacking pursuit ends at 16/Spring, 12th Ave office dog fight, 15th Ave E boombox knife assault

See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here.

    Blotter | Carjacking pursuit ends at 16/Spring, 12th Ave office dog fight, 15th Ave E boombox knife assault
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Carjacking pursuit: Police swarmed the area around 16th and Spring just af...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Community calendar: Memorial Day, outdoor pools, Honk! Fest West, and more

...Terry Ave. N.; First Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays starting June 1, Ninth Avenue and University Street, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/farmers-market...

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...for the season Friday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12.95-$20.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo...

FRI Pelican Brewing Company beer paired with dinner, 7 p.m. Friday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $70 (206-223-2060 or waterwayscruises.com/dining-cruises/).

...from community and veterans organizations, 10 a.m. Monday, Nisei War Memorial, Lake View Cemetery, 1554 15th Ave. E., Seattle (206-322-1122 or nvcfoundation.org...

...of Medal of Honor recipients at grave sites, 3:15 p.m. Monday, Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (206-362-5200 or washelli.com/event/memorial-day-festivities-2018...

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).

...the museum Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$36 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org...

SAT Piece together a story with Pacific Northwest African American Quilters, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/event/maker-day-fun-with-fibers/).

...Mathematics) themed stations for all ages, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle; $15, preregister (nordicmuseum.org/events...

...wife Elizabeth (Hills) McGilvra, and Sarah Loretta Denny; 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., Seattle; free (wapioneers.com/index.php...

SAT-SUN One-hour walking tours to explore the park’s spaces, landscape design, native plantings and works of art, 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, PACCAR Pavilion; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle (seattleartmuseum.org).

SAT 5K, 10K, 15K, kids dash, 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $3-$30 (magnusonseries.org).

...producers at four locations; new this year, Regrade, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh Avenue and Lenora Street, next to the Amazon Spheres; returning locations, City Hall, 10 a.m.-2 p.m...

...Fourth Ave.; South Lake Union, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays starting May 31, 410 Terry Ave. N.; First Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays starting June 1, Ninth Avenue and...

...Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd., and East Green Lake, Saturday-Monday, East Green Lake Beach, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks...

...swims, swimming lessons, special events, weekends only, daily starting June 16, Colman Pool, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool...

ONGOING Big Pool with corkscrew slide, shallow Little Pool; swim lessons, open swims, themed events, Friday-Monday, Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$5.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/mounger-pool).

...on the hour 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting, South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; $3-$12 cash on boarding (206-713-8446 or seattleferryservice.com...

    Community calendar: Memorial Day, outdoor pools, Honk! Fest West, and more
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 25-31, 2018. Share story FRI-MON Butterfly Garden tent structure, 3,000 square feet, hundreds of free-flying butterflies of at least 15 species native to North America, opening for the season Friday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

Capitol Hill Pets | Huxley — sitting — on E Madison

We met Jen and Huxley out for a walk on E Madison. Huxley is a big ol’ Bernese Mountain Dog who spends a lot of time at a shop in Fall City where they make tree houses. We did not make that last part up. But for a dog who spends so much time around tree houses, Huxley would prefer — very much — to be on the ground. “If you sit on the ground, he will sit on your lap,” Jen tells CHS about her 125-pound sitting companion. “Even when you are on the ground trying to do other stuff…”

    Capitol Hill Pets | Huxley - sitting - on E Madison
    We met Jen and Huxley out for a walk on E Madison. Huxley is a big ol' Bernese Mountain Dog who spends a lot of time at a shop in Fall City where they make tree houses. We did not make that l...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Youth jail construction site targeted in overnight ‘molotov cocktail’ attack

An attempted arson attack early Tuesday morning on the under construction expansion of the county youth jail facility was thwarted by a Seattle Police officer at the 12th Ave site and “molotov cocktails” that failed to explode.

    Youth jail construction site targeted in overnight 'molotov cocktail' attack
    An attempted arson attack early Tuesday morning on the under construction expansion of the county youth jail facility was thwarted by a Seattle Police officer at the 12th Ave site and "molotov cocktails" that failed to explode. All information in this report has not yet been confirmed by police and is based on East Precinct radio dispatches.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2018

$$$ Vietnamese 300 E Pike St

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$ Burgers 5802 24th Ave NW

$$$$ American/New American 701 N 36th St, Ste 200

$$$ Global, Korean 3506 Stone Way N

$$$$ American/New American 6460 24th Ave NW

$$ Italian 2208 Queen Anne Ave N

$$$ Mexican 5313 Ballard Ave NW

    Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2018
    Seattle Met' s annual profile of five ascendant chefs reveals the inner workings of restaurant kitchens and the culinary savvy therein. These men and women are all younger than 40. None of them runs their own place (yet). The influence they exert on some of the best meals in town happens behind the scenes.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

3 days ago

Plans underway for new Yesler Tiny House Village in the Central District

A tour of the 22nd and Union village in 2016

    Plans underway for new Yesler Tiny House Village in the Central District
    People living near 18th and Yesler will gather Tuesday night to learn more about a plan to bring more neighbors to the area in a new Tiny House Village project from the Low Income Housing Institute. "This new village will shelter homeless families, homeless students, seniors, veterans, singles and people with pets," the announcement from LIHI says.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

Central District’s Williams remembered as business — and neighborhood — leader

Williams in a Juneeteenth parade (Image: CHS/Central District News)

    Central District's Williams remembered as business - and neighborhood - leader
    DeCharlene Williams, one of the most visible advocates of preservation and inclusive growth in the Central District in her decades heading the Central Area Chamber of Commerce, has died, her family announced this weekend. "This morning at 9:06 AM I lost one of my best friends, my mom DeCharlene Williams to uterine sarcoma cancer," her daughter Rita Green posted Sunday.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

CHS Pics | A new trailhead on Broadway

The start of a pleasant Saturday hike

    CHS Pics | A new trailhead on Broadway
    Every hour or so Saturday and Sunday morning starting this weekend, hikers could set out from Broadway on their start of a climb up the most popular trail in the region. The Trailhead Direct service Saturday celebrated its expansion to Capitol Hill Station with a bus breaking through a ceremonial banner and a collection of urban hikers ready for a day on the mountain.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

Up against a wall of *if*, here’s *how* Seattle head tax money would be spent on Capitol Hill

If it survives a voter referendum cooked up this week by business and economic groups opposing the plan… And if the spending plan put forward by the City Council somehow can survive mayoral opposition…

    Up against a wall of *if*, here's *how* Seattle head tax money would be spent on Capitol Hill
    If it survives a voter referendum cooked up this week by business and economic groups opposing the plan... And if the spending plan put forward by the City Council somehow can survive mayoral opposition... How much of the roughly $237 million in head tax revenue will come to Capitol Hill?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

94-year-old Highland Apartments lined up for seismic overhaul — But first, is it a landmark?

One of the next Capitol Hill buildings to be considered for City of Seattle landmark protections this summer is going through the process before it can also get another sort of important protection — from earthquakes.

    94-year-old Highland Apartments lined up for seismic overhaul - But first, is it a landmark?
    One of the next Capitol Hill buildings to be considered for City of Seattle landmark protections this summer is going through the process before it can also get another sort of important protection - from earthquakes.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

CHS History | Inclusive development at 23rd and Union, massive 20th Ave E house fire, Cal Anderson Park rangers

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:

    CHS History | Inclusive development at 23rd and Union, massive 20th Ave E house fire, Cal Anderson Park rangers
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 36,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.

    CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures
    The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 36,000 photographs - most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill - and nearby - shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 18

Hope of revived plan for a First Hill light rail station is buried… again

From Sound Transit’s “Background Information for Section 4.10, Geology and Soils” appendix before First Hill Station was cut from U-Link planning

    Hope of revived plan for a First Hill light rail station is buried... again
    Any hope of a First Hill light rail station being part of Sound Transit 3 appears to have been left in the dust after deliberation by the transportation agency's Elected Leadership Group Thursday afternoon.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 18

Premiering at SIFF, The Most Dangerous Year documents frontline struggle for trans rights in Washington

Images from The Most Dangerous Year, a documentary that follows a group of Washington State families with transgender kids who joined the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation

    Premiering at SIFF, The Most Dangerous Year documents frontline struggle for trans rights in Washington
    In December of 2015, Vlada Knowlton and her family were adapting to the realities of their five-year-old daughter Annabelle's transgender identity, and after a difficult period of adjustment things were going great. Then she got a phone call.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 18

Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle evaluates options to encourage backyard cottages, in-law apartments

From the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development

    Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle evaluates options to encourage backyard cottages, in-law apartments
    From the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development The City of Seattle continues to seek public input on the environmental review of options to encourage the development of more in-law apartments and backyard cottages that would allow for more rental housing in the city's single-family zones.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 18

May 17

Police chase down suspect in Cal Anderson gun threat inside Broadway smoke shop

Police made one arrest and there was quite a scene Wednesday afternoon as cops flooded the block of Broadway between Pike and Pine after a man who had reportedly made threats with a handgun in Cal Anderson Park ran inside a nearby business.

    Police chase down suspect in Cal Anderson gun threat inside Broadway smoke shop
    Police made one arrest and there was quite a scene Wednesday afternoon as cops flooded the block of Broadway between Pike and Pine after a man who had reportedly made threats with a handgun in Cal Anderson Park ran inside a nearby business.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 17

With or without head tax cash, businesses make push for homelessness outreach on Broadway

(Image: Alex Garland/CHS)

    With or without head tax cash, businesses make push for homelessness outreach on Broadway
    Even with the city's new head tax on the books, a group of Broadway businesses have decided not to wait for new funding streams to start - and their decision on how best to put the money to use shows how the priorities to the issue can differ in the distance between City Hall and Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 17

Seattle Bike Everywhere Day includes City Hall rally for safer routes to downtown

It’s not Bike to Work Day any longer. Friday brings brings Bike Everywhere Day to Seattle and bicycling advocates are marking the day with a rally at City Hall:

    Seattle Bike Everywhere Day includes City Hall rally for safer routes to downtown
    It's not Bike to Work Day any longer. Friday brings brings Bike Everywhere Day to Seattle and bicycling advocates are marking the day with a rally at City Hall: Friday, May 18 is Bike Everywhere Day. This year people on bikes will ride together, demonstrating demand for a safe and protected network of places to bike in Seattle.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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