Browsing the "CITY LIFE" Category

Board in the Grit: Skate or Comply

July 26th, 2011 | by Darren Brewster

Last month I was stopped literally just outside my place of residence by a security guard. Apparently, the method of transportation I was enjoying was not permitted in that area and I was asked to halt my activity immediately


Tacoma’s pace of culture: skateboarding

July 26th, 2011 | by Rebecca Solverson

Skateboarding has reached a moment of tentative yet official acceptance in Tacoma. On June 14, 2011 the City Council voted unanimously to reverse the ordinance banning skateboarding downtown. Incredibly, Tacoma is the first city in the nation to reverse such an ordinance, which was put in place decades ago to protect downtown properties from potential damage


Future of Food and Drink in Tacoma

July 20th, 2011 | by Kate Albert Ward

By no means will Tacomans abandon the beloved dive bars and regular haunts of their youth, but the rise of innovative food and drink in Tacoma evidences a movement towards a more sophisticated palate


Art and History Connect on the Prairie Line Trail

July 20th, 2011 | by Lisa Kinoshita

In June, urban planner Todd Bressi and the design team of Lucy Begg and Robert Gay (Thoughtbarn) held a lively series of speaking engagements in Tacoma on the public art plan for the much-vaunted Prairie Line Trail


Neighborhood Profile: McKinley/Eastside

July 20th, 2011 | by Alicia Wilkinson

Like many areas of Tacoma, the McKinley Hill/Eastside neighborhood is on the upswing after a period of urban decline in the 1960s and 70s. Today, new generations are discovering the area's charming historic houses and the neighborhood is undergoing significant revitalization



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