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We know, visitor, it’s hard to tell the difference between Halloween and any other day of the year on Capitol Hill. Same goes for early March as Emerald City Comic Con fills the downtown convention center with real-life superheroes and characters of all sorts do what characters generally do when they hike up Capitol Hill like have a drink, or, if your mask allows, get a bite to eat. More pictures from the Comic Con-colored streets, below. Continue reading
UPDATE 3/1/18 6:53 AM: SPD reports Riviera has been taken into custody: “Good news, Riviera has been arrested. Thanks for all the help.”
- School threats: Police are searching for a 26-year-old man who they say made threats against Capitol Hill’s Meany Middle School Monday morning:
- First Hill gunfire arrest: Police arrested a man for firing a handgun in the middle of First Hill Wednesday morning:
At around 9:30 Wednesday morning, officers responded to several calls of a man firing a gun into the air in the 1100 block of Summit Avenue. Callers provided 911 with a detailed description of the suspect and officers located and detained him quickly. The suspect had the pistol in his pocket, but he complied with the officers’ commands. The pistol was recovered from the man’s pocket. It appeared that the suspect fired two rounds from the pistol, and officers could not locate any victims or property damage in the immediate vicinity. One shell casing was located and recovered at the scene.
Police say the 31-year-old fired “several rounds from a .22 semi-automatic pistol into the air.” 911 callers reported seeing the man fire the shots and then proceed to Seneca where he waited at the bus stop as police arrived. There were no reported injuries.
Officers are searching for 26-year-old Leonardo Riviera who they believe threatened to harm someone at Meany Middle School. Riviera walked up to the school Monday morning claiming he had a knife and imitating a gun with his hand. School security escorted Riviera off the property just before students notified officials of Riviera’s behavior. School staff then called police who are now investigating
Police are asking for anybody who sees Riviera or knows his whereabouts to call 911 immediately. According to East Precinct radio reports during a search of the area for him on Monday, Riviera frequents 15th Ave. The incident began Monday morning when Riviera entered the school and refused to leave, telling staff he was a parent at the school. According to radio dispatches, he began making threats when police were called because he would not leave the 20th Ave E school. Police say parents were notified of the threat by Seattle Public Schools.
Citizens across Seattle submitted more than 1,000 pretty good ideas — and probably three or four dumbs ones — in this year’s first phase of the Your Voice, Your Choice neighborhood grant process to divvy up around $3 million for street and parks improvement projects.
134 of those brilliant ideas came from Seattle’s District 3 stretching across Capitol Hill, the Central District, Montlake, and Madison Park. The effort to winnow those ideas down to manageable few begins Tuesday night with a project development meeting for ideas submitted in D3’s northern region from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Montlake library: Continue reading
The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 36,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.
— jseattle (@jseattle) February 22, 2018
Take your time getting around Capitol Hill this morning. Most major streets are clear but sidewalks, stairs, and pretty much everything else is cold and icy after a gentle blanket of snowfall Wednesday night. Some areas of Capitol Hill report up to one inch fell and froze through the night.
As of early Thursday morning, there were no reports of major street or transit issues across Capitol Hill or the Central District but we will update this post as issues arise. SDOT handled one issue already this morning with signal issues at Broadway and Pine repaired to start the morning commute. Traveling off the Hill is a slightly different story as traffic is slowed by the icy conditions. Washington State Patrol reports more than 20 collisions so far due to the slippery roads. Lower traffic volumes thanks to the Seattle Public Schools mid-winter break will help.
UPDATE 8:30 AM: A large Seattle Fire response was dispatched after a car crashed into a utility pole at 12th and Republican. There was one reported injury but most SFD units were turned loose from the scene. The crash was blocking traffic in the area and a few cars backed up on side roads were having trouble with the ice.
UPDATE 8:50 AM: A stuck Metro bus was reported blocking traffic on E Cherry at 19th.
Police detained a man who tried to leave the scene of a Tuesday night Central District shooting in a ride-share getaway car, according to the SPD report on the incident.
SPD says the victim was shot in the stomach but suffered non-life threatening injuries in the assault reported just around 10:30 PM Tuesday: Continue reading
The City Council’s planning committee Wednesday morning is scheduled to continue its work reshaping Seattle’s parking policies in an effort to reduce building costs and, hopefully, help address the city’s growing affordability crisis.
CHS wrote here in January about Seattle’s so-called “Neighborhood Parking Reform” process and the hope of reducing requirements, “unbundling” costs, and opening up the city to “shared parking” for motor vehicles and bikes. Here’s a rundown of the elements in the latest version of the legislation under discussion Wednesday from a City Hall staff memo on the proposals:
- “Unbundling” of parking: requiring that renting or leasing of parking be covered by a separate agreement from rental agreements and leases,
- Calling non-required or public parking “flexible use parking” and broadening the locations where flexible use parking is permitted and how it can be used, Continue reading
Capitol Hill’s Century Ballroom might not be the first place you’d think of to make a donation but the Odd Fellows building dancehall was host to a special blood drive Monday.
The drive came as Century owner Halle Kuperman wanted a unique way to begin the ballroom’s 21st year of business. “I now know why it’s so important to give blood if you can; because many cannot,” Kuperman wrote. “There are some restrictions for sure, but not everyone who has a tattoo or piercing or is gay, or has traveled, etc. is excluded.” Last year, CHS wrote about Century Ballroom marking 20 years of dance on Capitol Hill.
The drive with Bloodworks Northwest comes as older donors have aged and younger generations are much less likely to donate blood.
“Like dance, giving blood is a community need,” Kuperman said.
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Tuesday night, Seattle City Council member Teresa Mosqueda will give over the meeting of her Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee to a special public hearing on Seattle’s housing gap:
On Tuesday, Feb. 20, a special meeting of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee (HHEWRC) will find out. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., a panel composed of housing and homeless service providers and advocates will inform City Councilmembers what structural obstacles exist to creating enough affordable housing for everyone in Seattle, and what steps could be taken to overcome these challenges. A slide presentation will show how the loss of housing for very-low-income households is part of the broader affordability crisis. Discussion among panelists and Councilmembers will be followed by public comment. This event is hosted by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda in collaboration with the Housing For All Coalition, and co-sponsored by Councilmembers Lisa Herbold, Mike O’Brien, and Kshama Sawant.
“Last fall the City Council passed Resolution 31782, expressing their intent to pass an Employee Hours Tax and use the revenue to ‘assist people who are homeless or at a high risk of becoming homeless in obtaining and retaining stable housing,'” an announcement on the hearing from the Housing For All Coalition reads. Continue reading