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Open Thread Thursday: What’s on Your Mind, Neighbors?

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10 comments on “Open Thread Thursday: What’s on Your Mind, Neighbors?

  1. I’ve been expecting to see this story in the RVP: http://www.king5.com/news/local/Last-call-at-Seattle-bar-as-business-owner-fends-off-neighborhood-violence-145214535.html

    And on the Southend Seattle’s Facebook page is this item: Join the Southend commuity in support of Maya’s by dining there tomorrow night. The restaurant recently closed their bar and converted the space for banquets and private parties. But don’t worry, you can still get their awesome Margaritas! (https://www.facebook.com/Southendseattle)

  2. That comment from Southend Seattle appeared yesterday, so I would think that the call out for community support is tonight.

  3. Guess I shouldn’t be so lazy and just provide links to other stories. KING reported that Maya’s has closed their bar in effort to focus on family dining – great news, in my opinion! You can still get drinks, but the bar area has been turned into a banquet room. Southend Seattle has asked for a showing of community support.

  4. I received this e-mail today from Seattle Public Schools:
    “Last day of school at Seattle Public Schools finalized: Friday, June 22

    The Seattle School Board on Wednesday decided to extend the school year by two days to make up for January’s inclement weather.

    The last day of school will be Friday, June 22. Seattle students lost three days of school in January because of severe winter weather conditions. One day was made up on Jan. 27.

    The School Board voted 0 to 7 against applying for a waiver from the state, which would have allowed Seattle Public Schools to not make up those two days. Not making up the days would have saved the district about $500,000.

    “This is a statement on the value of classroom instruction,” said Board President Michael DeBell, after the unanimous vote.”

    From the tone of the e-mail, it seems like they expect people to be grateful, impressed by the board’s commmitment to education, or something along those line. Well, I’m not. I actually think the tone of the e-mail is a bit comical.

    I expect my children to be in school for the full number of days required by the state…regardless of the state of the district budget.

    I am not grateful to or impressed by a board that is performing the most basic functions of their job. This is on par with showing up for work on time and responding to e-mail and phone calls.

    Years ago, when I was in school, (in a different district) there was no question that the school year would be extended by the number of days missed due to weather. There was never a flyer sent home or an announcement in the newspaper (back then there was no e-mail or robo calls). We always just KNEW that we would be in school a few more days in June.

  5. How many more marijuana dispensaries do we need in the Rainier Valley? I live in Hillman City and can count at least 5 within a 1/2 mile radius of my house. I guess it’s supply/demand meeting in action but seems a bit over the top.

  6. There’s another new one at MLK & McClellan too. It seems to be a booming business. There’s a hydroponic supply store on 1st in SODO that seems to be doing quite well.

  7. We have a school event tonight, so ate dinner at Maya’s last night to celebrate my daughter’s birthday—had to get the annual photo of her in the Mariachi hat! Food was excellent and service was great!

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