April 11th, 2006

  • wesa

Public Service Announcement

To the female BCC student in the forest green Saturn driving on Rainier Ave. to I-90: It is illegal to wear headphones while driving in Washington State.

This should be common knowledge.

(2) No person shall operate any motor vehicle on a public highway while wearing any headset or earphones connected to any electronic device capable of receiving a radio broadcast or playing a sound recording for the purpose of transmitting a sound to the human auditory senses and which headset or earphones muffle or exclude other sounds. This subsection does not apply to students and instructors participating in a Washington state motorcycle safety program.

(3) This section does not apply to authorized emergency vehicles, motorcyclists wearing a helmet with built-in headsets or earphones as approved by the Washington state patrol, or motorists using hands-free, wireless communications systems, as approved by the equipment section of the Washington state patrol.

Kalakala given historic status

According to this news tribune article, the Kalakala will be eligible for federal grants as a historic site. The lovely Kalakala has had a difficult history but maybe this will help get her restored to the magnificence she deserves!

From the article:
The rusty and once-renowned Kalakala, an art deco ferry moored in Tacoma's Hylebos Waterway, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, a Washington historic preservation official said.

In a letter dated April 6, state historic preservation officer Allyson Brooks writes that the ship "is historically significant as a unique, a one of a kind, a 'concept' vessel created in 1935. Its distinctive characteristics of the Art Deco period captured the imagination of a Depression-weary public."
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  • vorona

a real croissant has been located in Seattle

I found and ate a real croissant today, at Il Fornaio on 6th Avenue. It was everything a croissant should be - precisely the right (fresh butter, good yeast, good flour) flavor and texture, in fragrant layers, with proper contrast between the moist inside layers and the thin, golden outside. This should not be so shocking, but it is. What's really shocking is what cafes are trying to pass off as croissants. They are so bad. I don't understand why people keep buying them - once from each location was enough for me. Maybe everyone buys one, takes a bite, throws it away, and that's how it works. It should stop.

If you've been frustrated by those nasty, dull doughballs, like wads of stale white bread, masquerading as croissants at Starbucks, SBC, and other coffee shops around here, Il Fornaio is one place to go for a real one. I'd like to see those fake bread-lump croissants outlawed. Banned. Yes, I'm serious.
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Hey guys, is there any place around here to get raw milk? Like right from the cow, I have been poking around google a bit, from what I understand alot of the raw milk places are not real well advertised...

any help would be appreciated...