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Seattle is the northernmost major city on the West Coast of the U.S., and its current official nickname is the "Emerald City," referencing the lush evergreen forests of the area. Seattle is the birthplace of the music style known as "grunge," made famous by local groups Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden; it is the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix, and Bruce Lee and his son Brandon are both buried there.

Population: 602000
Local Newspapers: The Seattle Times
Local Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (NFL) Seattle Mariners (MLB)
Local Colleges: University of Washington Seattle University Seattle Pacific University

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Man stabbed near Queen Anne Dick's Drive-In

Police have arrested one person in connection with a stabbing near Dick's Drive-In in Queen Anne early Friday morning.

This weekend: Hurry out to Herring Week at some of Seattle's best restaurants

After giving Herring Week its start three years ago, Old Ballard Liquor Co. is back aboard, serving lovely herring dishes like this.

What's on this weekend

It's expected to be another busy weekend in Seattle, with Pride festivities taking over the city for most of the weekend, and the annual Pride Parade happening downtown on Sunday. If you'd like to see your event listed here, email us at tips@myballard.com.

Sonics Guy: Rob Lind an iconic banda s comeback, future

SAX APPEAL. Rob Lind will perform with influential Tacoma garage-rock band, the Sonics, on July 1 at Seattle Center.

Seattle PrideFest takes on Capitol Hill street festival

The so-called Bite of Pride was in question after the city refused to issue permits for the original backers. Late last week, Seattle PrideFest announced they'd be taking over the event.

Happy Anniversary: Lions Club of West Seattle celebrates...

Next time you're at Junction Plaza Park , look for that plaque on the center bench on the west side. The Lions Club of West Seattle worked with the city to get it placed in honor of their parent organization's centennial, and in a short ceremony this morning, club leaders were joined by City Councilmember Lisa Herbold to celebrate its placement: The Lions wanted to add a new bench to the park, not just a new plaque, but couldn't get that worked out with the Parks Department in time.

Thousands more seniors can get help via the city's Utility...

The city's Utility Discount Program is expanding, adding help for more seniors, as announced by Mayor Ed Murray in a media briefing today at the Senior Center of West Seattle , with Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Seattle Public Utilities general manager Mami Hara . This has to do with seniors receiving Social Security and being on Medicare - 3,000 are not getting "the help they need or the help they deserve," because some benefits are being counted as income even though they're not, so the city is changing eligibility rules to make sure they can get it.

The case of the crumbling cul-de-sac

It's not anything close to the size of the West Seattle development excavation that held that title for years. But they're having trouble understanding why it hasn't been fixed.

Features 31 mins ago 7:13 a.m.For sale in Seattle: Boarded-up house for nearly half a million dollars

A rundown house is on the market in Greenwood for almost half a million dollars, and it's just an example of just how expensive it's becoming to buy a piece of property in Seattle. This home in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood is on the market for almost half a million dollars.

FOLLOWUP: South Park trouble spot 'abated,' again

Six months ago, we covered a walking tour in South Park led by neighbor Jeff Hayes , showing ongoing trouble spots to a city delegation including Councilmember Lisa Herbold and representatives of various departments. It was illustrative not just for people in or interested in South Park, but anywhere in the city, West Seattle included, where there are trouble spots for which neighbors are trying to get city help.

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Sandra Aguila Salinas teaches in SeaTac in the Highline School District. Back in the 1980s, a Quaker church in the University District offered her sanctuary as a refugee.

Director's Corner: Real Change is a caring community that begins with you

I saw a beautiful thing happen at Real Change yesterday. That's not news. Beautiful things happen here everyday.

The housing campus where Charleena Lyles lived is a community

Charleena Lyles lived in housing at Seattle's Magnuson Park that's owned and operated by Solid Ground. The nonprofit organization manages a campus with 175 housing units for people who have come through the experience of being homeless.

Seattle Police Department identifies officers who fatally shot Charleena Lyles

The two police officers who fatally shot Charleena Lyles in Seattle on Sunday have been identified as Steven McNew and Jason Anderson, who both worked in the North Precinct. McNew, 34, was hired by the Seattle Police Department in February 2008, department spokesman Sean Whitcomb said late Tuesday.

Musings from the Laundromat | a goose not cooked

A couple of weeks ago, I rescued a goose from a plastic six-pack ring. If you follow my blog, www.lifeontaboga.wordpresscom, you may have read the story.

FOLLOWUP: Falafel Salam expects to open West Seattle Junction restaurant next week

After "working day and night for three and a half months," West Seattle chef/entrepreneur Shimi Kahn is almost ready to open his sit-down Falafel Salam restaurant in The Junction. We first reported in February that the longtime food-truck owner was taking over the former Yummy Teriyaki space at 4746 California SW.

Teatro ZinZanni is pitching its tent again

Teatro ZinZanni's former K-block home at 222 Mercer St. The circus cabaret act is currently looking for a new location after their lease with the Seattle Opera ended. Teatro ZinZanni's former K-block home at 222 Mercer St. The circus cabaret act is currently looking for a new location after their lease with the Seattle Opera ended.

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