We heard lots of sirens, so we tracked them to a one-story Craftsman on 12th Ave. NW, just west of 75th St. Firefighters had just responded to a report of a garage fire, and from what we could see, it was all very minor.
Sometimes you see the strangest things on Craigslist, like this Ballard posting: “We have two rather large rats that we just can’t take care of any more. All things will be added such as the cage, bedding, water feeder and 2 food holders… there is a wheel but they never go on it.” Two fat […]
The roving “Tent City 3” moved into a section of the big parking lot next to the Our Redeemers Church on Saturday, at 85th and 24th. We stopped by and snapped some photos (below). As we posted before, the tent city says it has strict rules about staying drug-free, sober and non-violent, and security will […]
After beating Kentwood Friday night, the Ballard High girls basketball team are playing Snohomish this afternoon for the 4th place in the Class 4A state basketball tournament. We’ll update with the final results, or you can check the bracket with scores here. Update: Ballard beat Snohomish to take home the fourth place trophy! Update: Seattle […]
I know we’re going a little zoo crazy here on My Ballard, but who can resist posting a photo of a cute baby gorilla? The Woodland Park Zoo is kicking off a naming contest for this female western lowland gorilla born last October. Says the zoo, “Only names submitted in the African languages of Swahili, […]
Newsweek.com just posted a story on the Ballard Denny’s landmark vote. It says it’s a web exclusive, which probably means it won’t be published in the magazine. But still, Ballard goes national! (Via Knute Berger in Crosscut)
In other Ballard High sports news, there’s word today that head football coach Alex Barashkoff is resigning to spend more time with his family. Athletic director Doug Bruketta is looking for a replacement.
This just in from the Tacoma Dome: Pasco 55, Ballard 45. It was a hard-fought game with six lead changes. If I’m reading the bracket correctly, the best they can do now is 4th place. But really, this is the first time the Ballard girls have gone to state in the 4A division, so way […]
It goes without saying that it’s getting harder and harder to find free parking in Ballard. Or any parking for that matter, especially around the center of town, at Market and Ballard Ave. (Especially now that the QFC lot is gone.) Over the last few years, the city has installed 1,500 pay parking stations in […]
If you’re planning on taking the kiddies for a spin on the Woodland Park Zoo‘s carousel, know that it’s going to be closed March 3-14 for maintenance, according to a press release from the zoo. According to the zoo, the restored carousel was the 45th constructed by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and began spinning in […]
We’ve written about avid bowler Jim Bristow and his efforts to save Sunset Bowl by circulating petitions and organizing a group of investors. Now he’s launching a new site, SaveSunsetBowl.com, with the goal to “require the new property owners, Avalon Bay Communities Inc., to include a bowling facility in their new proposed mutli-use development.” Not […]
Ballard High’s girls basketball team, which is on a record-setting run, just won the first game of the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome. The Beavers beat Rogers, 48-39. They’ll play Pasco in the second round, Thursday at 8:30 p.m. You can follow the latest scores with the tournament bracket here.