Police seek help identifying suspected Seattle bike share vandal

Police have surveillance video of a man suspected of sabotaging floating share bikes in SODO and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him as they investigate similar dangerous incidents across the city:

Seattle police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of sabotaging brake lines on several bike-share bicycles in SODO.

Surveillance video shows the man walking up to several bikes parked at 4th Avenue and South Main Street around 11:45 PM on June 14th. He can be seen manipulating what appears to be a cutting tool around the bikes’ brakes before he walks out of frame.
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Perched on Capitol Hill’s western slope, The Reef brings pot to E Olive Way

Bud, oils and pre-rolled joints were everywhere as The Reef, Capitol Hill’s newest cannabis retailer, opened the doors to its new location for a preview Thursday night.

With its first shop opened in Bremerton three years ago, The Reef’s new storefront takes full advantage of its perch on Capitol Hill at a busy intersection where its predecessor pizza joint and its notorious flashing sign served as a de facto western gate to the neighborhood. With generous amounts of light coming in through windows spanning the width of the storefront, the new location will give Capitol Hill residents a convenient option for their cannabis-related needs.

John Ueding, general manager of The Reef’s Capitol Hill location, explained that the company wants to invest in the community and explore options to work with and support local charity organizations.

“The owners are intent on giving back as much as we can,” Ueding said. “Being local Seattle guys, we really want to be involved in the community.” Continue reading

2018 outdoor movie season begins in Cal Anderson

The smoke has cleared. It’s finally time for a few outdoor movies on Capitol Hill — and nearby.

Friday night brings the 2018 debut of Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s outdoor series in Cal Anderson Park with a screening of Sister Act:

Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema: Sister Act

The Three Dollar Bill screenings begin at sunset — usually around 8:30 PM — in the southeast corner of Cal Anderson:

Arrive early to get a good seat and join us for fun pre-show events. Concessions will be open and music will start at 7:00 pm.  Official announcements will begin at 8:00 pm.

The screenings continue on the 24th and 31st.

There’s also a bonus movie on First Hill to add to your schedule. The First Hill Improvement Association will host a screening of Nine to Five on Friday, September 7th in Freeway Park.

CHS Pics | Grey smoke sun

Seattle’s layer of wildfire smoke is forecasted to be partly blown away by ocean winds Thursday night and into the weekend. But a fuzzy view from Volunteer Park might be something to get used to.

Some forecasts indicate the smoke will thicken again by Monday — and may even be worse than the dangerously low air quality we saw earlier this week.

Looking though Seattle’s haze, wildfires are only part of the problem, according to a report from Environment Washington:

With the Trump administration proposing to weaken federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a threat to public health. According to a new report by Environment Washington Research & Policy Center 3.8 million people in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area experienced 26 days of degraded air quality in 2016, 250,000 people in Yakima experienced 84 days of degraded air quality, and 554,000 people in Spokane-Spokane Valley experienced 51 days of degraded air quality, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

The full, sad report is here.

Celebrate while you can still breathe. Volunteer Park hosts GreenStage this weekend including a performance of The Three Musketeers Thursday night, Henry IV Friday night, and a presentation of Backyard Bard Saturday afternoon.

While Capitol Hill waits for Dingfelder’s, Loxsmith brings one-of-a-kind bagels to Montana Bar pop-up

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There are four things that make Matthew Segal’s bagels special: wild yeast, high gluten flour, fermentation and a sodium hydroxide lye boil. Other places have some of the elements, sure, Segal said, but the combination of all four is why Loxsmith Bagels sold out on the first day it started selling its creations from a daytime popup inside E Olive Way bar Montana,

“I’m the bagel guy. I do everything. I roll ‘em. I cure all the salmon. I cut all the veggies. I make all the bagels,” Segal said. “There’s really nowhere to get a bagel like what I make.”

Slated for a month of Saturdays at Montana, Loxsmith returns for its limited pop-up series this weekend:

LOXSMITH BAGEL AND BAR MITZVAH POPUP CAFE BRUNCH and Seattle Bagel Club

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Man charged with rape of unconscious women in Capitol Hill apartment

Redwolf Pope

A Capitol Hill man has been charged with the rape of two unconscious women and detectives are still hoping to identify one of the victims in a case centered on a Boylston Ave apartment where police say they have proof the sexual assaults occurred after two business associates discovered secret cameras, and a stash of incriminating recordings.

“The women who were raped have no memory of the event and were not even aware that they had been raped until they were contacted by Seattle Police in the course of this investigation,” prosecutors write.

Redwolf Pope has been charged with two counts of second degree rape in the assaults at the Boylston-Howell building in the 1700 block of Boylston. Pope maintained a fourth-floor residence in the Capitol Hill Housing building, available only to tenants earning 40% and 50% of area median income, and another in Santa Fe where he faces similar charges for a sexual assault on a Seattle-area woman. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Hugo House, Seattle’s hub for writers and readers, opens new home on September 22

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From Hugo House

Hugo House announced a packed calendar of readings, events, and creative writing classes to take place in the literary nonprofit’s new—and permanent—home this fall season.

At the opening celebration on September 22 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., visitors are invited to explore the new Hugo House—10,000 square feet of space designed specifically for writers and readers by internationally renowned architectural firm NBBJ. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Maria Semple, emcee Nancy Guppy, literary experiences and installations by performers and artists, and readings from local literary luminaries popping up in all corners to capture the imagination. Continue reading

Police: Two injured in 22nd/Pine shooting — UPDATE

A victim was reported shot and police were searching the area for a suspect seen leaving the area in a vehicle just after 5 PM near 22nd and Pine.

Police confirmed that a female victim had been shot in the arm and was being transported by Seattle Fire for treatment of the non life-threatening injury. The victim was in a vehicle at the location at the time of the shooting, according to East Precinct radio dispatches.

SPD was searching for a suspect described as a black male in his 30s, wearing a white shirt, and with a crew cut style haircut who was reported leaving the area possibly driving a black Escalade or a black Cadillac sedan.

UPDATE 10:20 PM: SPD says two people were injured in the shooting: Continue reading

Capitol Hill Pets | Django the hangover dog in Cal Anderson

Django is about five years old and is an American Bulldog/ Staffordshire Terrier. He is originally from the back of a pickup truck in southern Oregon and is about 80 pounds of solid muscle and sweetness. This pup is apparently very lazy, enjoying his Tempur-Pedic mattress and fan this summer. He is also the perfect size to cuddle with, says Dana, his minder. “He’s a perfect hangover dog.”

We ask photographer Alex Garland to follow marchers in the rain and do crazy things like trying to make yet another picture of yet another huge apartment building look interesting. We thought we’d ask him to do something a little more fun. Capitol Hill Pets is a semi-regular look at our furry, fuzzy, feathered, and finned friends found out and about on Capitol Hill.


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Tourist says dangled from building in rooftop party robbery

The front clerk at SPD’s East Precinct at the corner of 12th and Pine hears some crazy stories but the report that started at 7 AM on the morning of Thursday, August 9th when a Canadian tourist walked into the lobby lost, exhausted, and carrying a dead phone with a tale of being dangled “10-14 stories” above the ground and robbed by armed men at a rooftop party is probably weirder than most.

According to the report on the incident, the tourist arrived seeking help from police to contact his friend at a nearby hotel after losing track of him during the night. The man told the officer it had been a long evening — he had just had a gun pulled on him. Continue reading