September 22nd, 2004

Take a Walk on the Viaduct This Saturday

I received this invite via the mayor's email list. I cannot attend, but I thought I'd pass it along in case any of you all might like to...


Dear Seattle Resident,

Come take a walk on the Alaskan Way Viaduct!

As you may know, the Viaduct and the supporting seawall are old and crumbling. Together, they represent a threat to the region's economy and public safety.

For the past two years, the state and the city have been studying different replacement ideas. We've looked at surface roads, a tunnel, a hybrid tunnel-surface, a rebuild and a jumbo new structure. We're down to two "front runner" alternatives and expect to announce the preferred alternative in about a month.

This is an invitation to come to a "teach in" on the Viaduct this Saturday, September 25, at 8:45 a.m. at the Columbia Street on ramp to the Viaduct.

While the Viaduct is closed for regular maintenance, you can walk on the Viaduct, see close up where the Viaduct is deteriorating, and ask Mayor Nickels and other experts about costs and where the money would come from.

By coming on Saturday morning, you can find out:

Why we can't just "patch it up,"
Why we can't just tear down the Viaduct and expect I-5 and city streets to handle the added traffic,
Why, even with the most optimistic future scenarios for mass transit, we need the Alaskan Way corridor,
How the "front runner" alternatives will serve freight and neighborhood access.

Since all attendees need hard hats and vests, we ask that you RSVP with your name and organization to Tom DePonty, or 206-269-5041, as soon as possible.

The tour will last approximately one hour, and you need to arrive on time. You should also wear comfortable shoes and clothing and be prepared for rain-- it is Seattle, after all!


Greg Nickels
Stolen from Qweerdo Hyperbole and a Half

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Aside from Eternal Darkness DJing (and everyone wants to hear that) we'll be having a VERY special fund raiser from the Gothic Mrs. Seattle's (past and present) who are doing some very special performances! Burlesque and HOT Goth Chicks, what more could you ask for?
Brett's inner child

Workspace/Garage/Workshop Co-op?

Hey Seattle- I'm trying to figure out ways to make this as cheap as possible so any and all input is appreciated... (already checked memories)

Cars are a hobby for me; a hobby that I haven't been able to spend as much time on since moving downtown a couple years ago. The closest space for me to work is 40mins away so I'm trying to explore some options of space in the city to be able to get some projects done. I guess my first question would be, for any other car enthusiasts living in the city: where have you found space to store your tools and work on your car?

One of the things that I thought might work is getting a some people together for a sort of workspace co-op. Artists (of any media, really), car/motorcycle enthusiasts, or anyone who could use a little workspace would benefit. How I would see this working is leasing a space with a garage door that not only had space for a car, but extra room for table space, tools, and some other storage. (something industrial in South Seattle maybe?) ... So these people would pool their money or even tools to get a better deal and be...uh, co-op'y. Ideally each person would pay no more than $200/mo.

Trust between co-op'ers and security would be an issue, I'm sure. And there would have to be maybe a sign-up schedule or some other agreement so no one gets in anyone's way... but first I just need to figure out if the big picture is feasible.

I think this would work for anyone who is looking for a workspace. Woodworking, metal fabrication, artists... or maybe it'd still be way too expensive. I just don't know enough about the pricing of industrial space yet. My gut says it's a little too ambitious...
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House for rent

Delightful Montlake house, 3+ bedroom, 2 bath, finished basement suite, fireplace, hardwood floors, wa/dryer, Wolf restaurant stove, easy walk to UW, awesome public transpo commute to Microsoft or Eastside. $1950, 2123 Boyer Ave. E., 206 399 0110, 928 737 4646
snape rl

Long Shot Here....

I was wondering if anyone knew of any good service dog organizations in the area. I'm willing to go as far as Oregon. Specifically I need an organization that provides service dogs to the physically disabled. I know this is a bit of a long shot, but I figured there was no harm in asking.

Any help would be appreciated!
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iron-on letters?

Sorry if this is somewhere in the memories, but I sure couldn't find it.

Where in Seattle could I buy iron-on letters? I want to make a t-shirt with plain white letters. Preferably somewhere near North Seattle/Sandpoint/Roosevelt area. Thanks!
Erin Blue

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My mother-in-law is looking to do somehitng special for her 45th birthday, but she only wants to spend about $100. I've talked her out of piercing her ... nether regions, but now we don't know what to do.

It's really impotant to her to mark this day in some way.

Anyone have any suggestions for somehitng to do in the Seattle area?
Great Wall Camel

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I'm looking for reccomendations of the best places to go (and the places to avoid) for spray, "Mystic Tanning", in the Kenmore/Bothell/Woodinville/Kirkland area.

Thanks :)
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I'll forfit my security deposit

if you take over my lease.
Im moving in with my girlfriend and want to break my lease on my cute little apt. that Ive only lived in since July.

1 bdrm - great space that is Cat and Dog friendly!
Very cool neighbors.
Centrally located in btwn Capitol Hill and the International District at around 14th and Yesler/14th and Fir.
great local parks, pea patch, culture rich neighborhood.

First months rent ($625/month) plus credit check to move in by October first.
will sign over my security deposit to whoever takes over lease.

post here if you are interested or would like more information.