Seattle Joins the Rush to Slow Down Traffic on City Streets

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Seattle is sprouting. Census Bureau figures released earlier this year show that the city added 15,000 people between summer 2017 and summer 2018, a 2.1 percent jump from the prior year, marking the Emerald City as the nation’s second-fastest-growing large city. Construction of multifamily units is down slightly over last year, but the cranes are still swinging and the jackhammers still jacking: By July of this year, the city had issued permits for 15,000 apartment units.

Jim Curtain puts it more succinctly. “The building out here is going gangbusters,” he says.

So it’s curious, perhaps, that Curtain, the director of the project development division at Seattle’s Department of Transportation, is helping to slow the city down. Way down. This week, the DOT, along with Mayor Jenny Durkan, said it plans to lower the speed limit on all major roads to 25 mph, down from 40 mph in some places. Many residential streets in the city already top out at 20 mph.

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Lighting of the Sonoma Plaza Saturday, November 16, 2019 – 5:00pm

The town of Sonoma kicks off the holiday season with an evening of live music and performances, food trucks, special holiday displays, and a quarter-million sparkling lights around the historic plaza. The lights and festive atmosphere can be enjoyed daily through the season.

Location
Historic Sonoma Plaza
1 Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma, California, United States 95476
Contact :Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

 

WONDERLAND RADIO HOUR

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WONDERLAND RADIO HOUR is a series of free public programs featuring stories about the people, places and history of our lower Russian River communities, from Forestville to Jenner-by-the-Sea.

Each hour showcases musicians, artists, writers and characters from the Lower Russian River Area and surrounding region. WRH is dedicated to introducing and appreciating the wide and diverse talents of our residents; from the well known to those whose abilities deserve greater recognition.

You can be a part of pitching ideas for the featured stories in your own community: CONTACT US

Following each live performance in Monte Rio the program is broadcast on our local NPR station, listen HERE.

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North Bay: Pirate’s Cove Cape

North Bay: Pirate’s Cove Caper

Date:

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time:

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost:

Free; RSVP Required.

Place:

Muir Beach
Marin County

Ahoy, me hearties! All hands on deck for a hike to Pirate’s Cove.

Our walk along the coast offers great views and bracing breezes. We’ll hear the scuttlebutt on how Pirate’s Cove earned its name and how the area was saved from scalawags planning a massive sprawl development.

Total Distance:

This is a moderate hike of four to five miles with several hundred feet in elevation gain.
Weather Policy: Rain cancels.
Where to Meet  We’ll assemble at the Muir Beach parking area.

Leaders Note:

Bring water, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. If you have questions about this outing email Ken Lavin or phone (415) 543-6771 x 321.

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