Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

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Live Shot: Chinatown

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Sexual Harassment

Male Pigeon Courting Female Pigeon in Victor Steinbrueck Park

I recently endured the passing of someone close to me, and since that time, I’ve been generally unhappy. For the past couple of days, I didn’t even leave the house.

This morning, however, I decided to get out and about to see if I could perhaps break out of my seemingly-intractable funk.

I walked over to Pike Place Market, grabbed a bag of donuts, then headed down to Victor Steinbrueck Park to contemplate life.

When I got to the park, I staked out a spot on a vacant bench, but within seconds, I felt like going back home. When I’m

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McGinn’s “20/20” Plan to Reform the SPD

Seattle Police Officers Marching in the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade

After being called upon to investigate abuses by the Seattle Police Department, four months ago, the Department of Justice released a report which excoriated the SPD over its civil rights violations.

This week, Mayor Mike McGinn finally issued his response — a response which consists of a 20-point plan designed to address the DOJ’s concerns.

Those 20 points are:

Protecting Constitutional Rights

1. Reform Management of Public Demonstrations 2. Develop Protocols to Prevent Low-Level Offenses from Escalating 3. Address Biased Policing

Training for Seattle’s Values

4. Train All Officers on Use of Force Standards Consistent with Seattle’s Values

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Paging Sir Mix-a-Lot

Big Butt in Downtown Seattle

The Hipster Arms

The Hipster Arms

Know your audience, that’s what I always say.

Alas, it appears that at least one enterprising Capitol Hill Real Estate speculator does, indeed, know his audience.

Not long ago, this Craigslist ad was posted in my forums.

I laughed, and thought “What a great prank, and only three days before April Fool’s Day. I sure wouldn’t want to be the owner of that phone number, though.”

Even though I was sure that it was a joke, curiosity got the better of me … and so … I called.

Imagine my surprise when I learned that the ad is actually

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Belltown. A Pictorial.


Welcome to Belltown

5th & Denny


The Space Needle


Wall St.


Battery St.


Bell St.


Lenora St.



Virginia St.

Moore Theatre

2nd Ave

2nd Ave

The Crocodile

Stewart St.

Olive Way

Olive Way

Westlake Center ("Belltown Adjacent")

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Sixth and Lenora Now Via6?

Via6 Seattle

It sure looks that way.

I swung by the Sixth and Lenora construction site this weekend, and it looks like a name change has been invoked.

My Bambaloni Has a First Name …

Michou - Zeppole and Bambaloni

Sunday morning usually means brunch at Pike Place Market, and yesterday was no exception.

Shortly after 10, I headed over to Piroshky Piroshky, and this time, I decided to try something different. While I usually get Oscar’s Star or some kind of breakfast concoction, on this day, I decided to broaden my horizons.

Mozzarella, Broccoli, and Mushroom Piroshky

After eyeing the menu for a few moments, I decided on the mozzarella, broccoli, and mushroom piroshky, only because it sounded kind of weird, and after taking a bite, I realized that it tasted like it sounded. Weird. It wasn’t bad

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What’s An ALWEG?

Seattle Center - Alweg Monorail