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  • Seattle Fire, City Light responding to transformer problem July 31, 2015
    Big Seattle Fire/Seattle City Light response in the 15th/Dallas/Thistle vicinity right now – a reported transformer leak. Haz-Mat team on scene of transformer leaking fluid @ 16th Av S/Dallas Av S Spill is approximately 10 x 10 @SEACityLight enroute @seattledot — Seattle Fire Dept (@SeattleFire) July 31, 2015 This is complicating traffic on the SP[…]
  • Concerns about crime/policing in South Park? ‘Focus group’ next Monday July 23, 2015
    If you haven’t heard about this already: Research assistant Jennifer Burbridge, who’s working with the Southwest Precinct right now, is leading “focus groups” around the area to listen to neighbors’ concerns about crime, safety, and policing, and she’s hoping to hear from South Park residents next Monday, July 27th, 6-7 pm at the precinct. Join[…]
  • Arson suspect arrested in South Park apartment fire July 19, 2015
    (Seattle Fire Department photo) Seattle Police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the Saturday morning fire at an apartment building in the 1000 block of South Thistle in South Park. According to their report on SPD Blotter, “A man was seen pouring what was believed to be gasoline over an external stairway at[…]
  • New Seattle Parks and Recreation superintendent coming to South Park July 16, 2015
    Announced today by Seattle Parks: Meet the new superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre will host a series of community meetings throughout the summer and fall to share his vision for the future of the department and to learn more about the unique needs of each of the[…]
  • Tree Walk coming up in South Park July 7, 2015
    From Seattle ReLeaf: Join the Tree Ambassadors for an evening Tree Walk around South Park. We will learn about the neighborhood’s gorgeous trees and discuss the importance of putting the right tree in the right place for a long and healthy life. We will meet after work on July 20th in front of the South[…]
  • Air quality in the Duwamish Valley: Info session at next SPNA meeting June 2, 2015
    From Alberto Rodriguez at the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, shared via the Yahoo! e-mail group: DRCC/TAG and project partners have been very busy in the last few months working on the Duwamish Community Action for Clean Air project. The project has three (3) main goals: -Compile existing information on the sources of diesel and other[…]
  • VIDEO: ‘South Park Shows Up’ forum for City Council District 1 candidates May 28, 2015
    In case you missed it last night – or want to relive it – we have two videos recording most of the “South Park Shows Up” forum: That first clip includes the opening introductions and an icebreaking Q/A about South Park facts and figures – most too important to describe as “trivia” (sample question –[…]
  • Violent street robbery in South Park May 18, 2015
    From SPD Blotter: Officers are searching for a group of men after a street robbery Monday afternoon in the South Park neighborhood. Witnesses called 911 after hearing a single gunshot at 14th and S Donovan St. Officers arrived and found a 20-year-old man with a cut on his face, who said he had been pistol-whipped[…]
  • You can help! Volunteers needed for garden-building event in South Park May 15, 2015
    From Seattle Tilth – and note the call for volunteer help, if you can pitch in: South Park residents and urban farming advocates are uniting forces to construct 37 garden beds for low income families in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood on Saturday, May 16. The goal is to make fresh food more accessible while reducing[…]
  • Ready to shake up your commute? Sign up for ‘Communities in Motion’ May 14, 2015
    Hurry! You have just a few more weeks to sign up for Metro’s “Communities In Motion” program: Want to earn a free, ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel and qualify for other prizes – in exchange for driving less? King County Metro is in the last few weeks of its “Communities in[…]