Kent favorite Asadero Sinaloa Mexican steakhouse is now open in the former Zayda Buddy’s space at 5404 Leary Ave NW.
According to a report by Seattle Eater, the new eatery will feature many of the menu items that made them well-known in Kent including wood-fired Sonoran beef, homemade flour tortillas, stone-ground salsas, fish tacos and seafood dishes.
The new space has a capacity of 90 guests and the team is planning to eventually be open for lunch in addition to hosting live music events.
During their soft opening, Asadero Sinaloa will be open from Tuesday to Sunday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The folks at Peddler Brewing (1514 NW Leary Way) are hosting a trivia event for Cascadia Climate Action tonight (Monday, September 19) from 7:30 p.m.
Attendees can take part in the trivia, enjoy the brews and learn more about Climate Change.
Rachel White, PhD, climate researcher with the UW Joint Institute of Studies on the Atmosphere and Ocean, will speak about the effects of global warming on extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and hurricanes.
Locals have the opportunity to learn more about the science of climate change and how it may impact the Pacific Northwest in coming decades, ask questions, learn how to help, and enjoy a fun, engaging discussion around the tables in Peddler’s beer garden.
Every Monday veterans can receive free acupuncture treatments at Solid Ground in Wallingford (1501 N 45th St) from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The O’Kelly McClusky Seattle Military Stress Recovery Project is providing the treatments to veterans and their families.
“Treatments are based on the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) ear protocol, which has proven to be extremely powerful in alleviating symptoms of stress and trauma,” writes licensed acupuncturist Brenda Loew, who is in charge of the treatments.
During the appointment, participants sit fully clothed in a circle of chairs, and the licensed acupuncturist places 5 tiny needles on each ear. Participants then are invited to close their eyes and relax for 30-45 minutes while the acupuncture does its work.
“Veterans at these clinics are experiencing benefits such as a full night’s sleep for the first time in years and fewer bad dreams. They are reporting improved mental clarity, less anxiety and a reduction in stress,” writes Loew.
Acupuncture is also currently being investigated by the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C. as a viable treatment modality for PTSD in returning veterans.
If you are interested in receiving a treatment simply attend the treatment session at Solid Ground anytime between 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. each Monday evening. Please arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. to ensure that you can gain the benefits of receiving a full session.
A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6520976. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.
Appeals of the above decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 10/3/2016.
The Board of Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive feedback on the Draft People, Dogs and Parks Strategic Plan. The meeting will take place at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave E) on Thursday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m.
The plan will guide the operations of existing off-leash areas, and provides strategies for development of future off-leash areas. It provides direction on how to spend Seattle Park District funding designated for existing off-leash areas over the six-year term of the Park District funding plan (2015-2020). The Draft People, Dogs and Parks Strategic Plan is available to view online.
The Board of Park Commissioners will receive oral and written testimony, and will make a recommendation to the Parks and Recreation Superintendent based on the feedback they receive from the public.
Seattle currently has 14 fenced off-leash areas totaling 28 acres. The People, Dogs and Parks Plan offers recommendations on how to add new off-leash areas, and how to improve off-leash area conditions and user experience.
New off-leash areas may be added through new park development, existing park redevelopment and community requests, on park land or non-park public land.
All new off-leash area proposals will be reviewed by a committee of dog- and environmental advocates, community members, animal behaviorists and Parks staff, who will make a recommendation to the Parks and Recreation Superintendent.
The Plan recommends that future off-leash areas be fenced, does not recommend allowing unleashed dogs on trails, and recommends against establishing more off-leash areas on beaches. User conflicts, limited enforcement and maintenance resources, and environmental concerns limit the capacity for adequate management of unleashed dogs in city parks outside of fenced off-leash areas.
The plan proposes the use of Seattle Park District funding to improve existing off-leash areas based on site assessments included in the plan, and to explore possibilities for partnerships and sponsorships to expand resources. It also proposes the creation of a license for dog walkers, and limiting the number of dogs in a dog-walker pack to three unless dog walkers complete an approved animal behavior training program.
Locals who want to give input but are unable to attend the meeting can give written comments, which bear equal weight to verbal comments. Please email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier this week, Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Debora Juarez and Lorena González announced that the City will review the proposed new North Precinct facility, citing concerns around equity, cost and community needs.
The City will follow a recently-passed Council resolution and conduct a Racial Equity Toolkit review of the proposed precinct, and review key design elements that increased the project cost.
While the North Precinct serves 40 percent of the city and building a single precinct would save the city money and allow for a central training and community engagement location, other options for serving the area, including the likely more costly route of building multiple precincts, may be considered.
“The building proposed by my predecessor would address a growing need to replace the North Precinct, but clearly the public continues to have concerns about the estimated costs,” says Mayor Murray. “While we have had extensive discussions and planning, it is clear we need to reconsider the plan as proposed and ensure we are meeting the needs of the community with what we build.”
A resolution, co-sponsored by Councilmembers Burgess, Juarez and González and passed by Council last month, called for the RET analysis, and given the length of time for the review, the City will not move forward with implementing the project at this time. Additionally, the time while the RET process is being completed will be used to review other aspects of the project, including the number of facilities and overall cost.
“I remain committed to replacing the aging precinct in North Seattle and am prepared to consider multiple design options, if it is determined that is the best path for the community,” says Mayor Murray.
The City still strongly believes that there is a need for a new police facility in North Seattle and remains committed to replacing the current building. The original funding plan for the project included a mix of cash financing and almost $100 million in bonds. Given that the project will not move forward next year, the 2017 budget will not seek authority for this borrowing. However, approximately $15 million of the originally identified resources will be set aside in the budget to help address future project costs.
“We listened. Based on what we have heard from a wide variety of community members, and the Council’s review of the cost projections, we want to take another look at the component parts of the building and even redesign some of them in an effort to lower the cost,” says Councilmember Tim Burgess.
Falling Inward: An Equinox Yoga Ceremony(5340 Ballard Ave NW) at Kula Movement Center (5340 Ballard Ave NW) from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. This energizing & expansive yoga ceremony is designed to integrate and balance your body, mind and spirit to support seasonal change. Cost is $45 pre-registered/$50 at the door. Register online or call (206) 972-2999.
Medicare Made Clear Information Session at Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW) from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Medicare specialist Jean Cormier of Cormier Insurance will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover and how they work.
Sunday Movies at King’s Hardware (5225 Ballard Ave NW) present River’s Edge. Movie starts at sundown on the back patio.
The Second Annual Ballard Oktoberfest is set for this Saturday, September 17. The event, sponsored by Verity Credit Union, is set to draw hundreds of locals to our neighborhood to celebrate the end of summer.
The celebrations will kick off at 2 p.m. as Oktoberfest leads the crows from one Ballard brewery to the next complete with a live Oompah band, The Oompah Machine.
At each of the below stops attendees will find commemorative steins, Oktoberfest beers, food trucks and more. Check out the schedule below:
A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into five unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6513243. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.
A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land in an environmentally critical area. Proposed Parcel sizes are: A) 3,845 sq. ft. and B) 3,845 sq. ft. Existing structure on Parcel B to remain.