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Aug. 25, 2011 at 9:23am

Free Brown Bear Car Washes Today

To say "Thank you" to its customers, Brown Bear Car Wash will be offering free car washes today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m at all Brown Bear locations. So, if your car is really dirty here's you chance to wash it.  

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Aug. 24, 2011 at 4:51am

Joseppi's closed September 3-5

Who loves Italian? I know I do. You'll just have to postpone your visit to Joseppi's. Joseppi's will be closed September 3-5 for cleaning and renovation, tweeted the Italian resturant.

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Aug. 23, 2011 at 12:04pm

Dog Found at Puyallup Pierce College Campus

UPDATE: The black lab was transported to Metro Animal Services in Puyallup.  

This black lab pup was found at the Puyallup campus of Pierce College Monday, tweeted Pierce college late Monday afternoon. If it is yours contact the college. 


Editor's note: Inside Tacoma apologizes for the late posting, Feed Tacoma was having some issues and was not posting.  

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Aug. 18, 2011 at 11:05am

Flying Monkey Mercantile Relocating to Portland

Flying Monkey Mercantile shop owner, Karen announced on the shops Facebook page, the store is closing on Sixth Avenue and relocating to Portland. 

She says the business was great but her family is from Portland and wants to be close to family. Karen says her husband recently found a job in Portland too. 

She is working on finding a Portland area shop location, she will keep Tacomans posted. 

The shops last day open is this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. 

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Aug. 16, 2011 at 12:47am

DUI Prevention Summit August 27

Learn how to prevent DUI's

Sheena Blair was the victim of a drunk driver February 26, 2010 in Everett. She and her friend Tony, who was killed in the wreck and two others, who suffered permanent disabling injuries was hit by a drunk driver, Camille Spink of Bothell, in a wrong way crash. She passed away.  

Frank and Carol Blair and their daughter Amy after this horrible incident, has been seeing a trauma counselor to cope with this ordeal.

They have also made it their goal to prevent other DUI crashes. Frank took to Facebook to make the message known that DUI is a crime. This past legislative session the family testified to the legislature to help past tougher DUI laws. One of those bills past the legislature. They plan to be back next session to testify again.

Frank with the help of others has now planned the First Annual Sheena Blair DUI Prevention Summit. Learn what you can do to prevent DUIs in a day of information and education. Keynote speakers include Senator Debbie Regala and Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist who will join a handful of other speakers at this important event.

The event will take place August 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jackson Hall, 314 MLK Jr. Way. The public is invited to attend.

For more information contact Val Gish at (253) 403-8667 or by email at      

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Aug. 15, 2011 at 8:19pm

Tacoma Fire Department to Remember 9/11 Victims

The Tacoma Fire Department's Honnor Guard will hold a rememberance ceremony September 11 to mark the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the Twin Towers.

The 9/11 rememberance ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Tacoma Firefighters Memorial, 3301 Ruston Way. The public is invited.

At the ceremony, firefighters will accept donations of non-perishable foods for Pierce County Emergency Food Network.  

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Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:53pm

City to conduct garbage collection pilot program

Garbage collection: Every-other-week collection pilot

The city will begin Every-Other-Week Garbage Collection Pilot in two days. Pilot participants will expect ever-other-week garbage collection with a larger containier or additional containiers, more food waste recycling in yard waste bin, free kitchen bucket and increased recycling teaching. The participants will be compensated for their participation.

The pilot will be conducted in the south, west and north ends of Tacoma. The pilot program will effect 1,370 Tacoma single-family households that represent a diverse population of Tacoma.

In the south end the pilot will start July 20 and in the north and west ends August 1. The south end pilot teroritory will be from South 82nd to 96th streets and between A Street and McKinley Avenue with 603 effected. The west and north end teroritory will be between Sixth Avenue to North 26th Street and between parts of Pearl and Mullen streets with 768 effected. 

The pilot will evaulate financial and enviromental benefits including:

  • Carbon footprint (emissions)
  • Collection efficiency (labor, time, maintenance)
  • Food waste recycling (garbage diversion)
  • Customer service (staff outreach, surveys)

For more information please visit the city's website

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