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Azul y Marrón: to be Latinx in Seattle by Claudia Castro Luna

Azul y Marrón: to be Latinx in Seattle By Claudia Castro Luna Azul y Marrón A group of regal sandhill cranes swoop across the sky above a Duwamish canoe. An East African mother lovingly holds her young daughter with blue planet earth behind them. An emerald quetzal, the official bird… [ Keep reading ]

Strategic Partnerships Team Leads with Equity in Advising and Supporting City Programs

Through the Race and Social Justice Initiative, the City of Seattle is consistently working to address and eliminate institutional racism. Part of the City’s focus on social justice includes ensuring outreach and engagement efforts are equitable and reach all communities. Through our Strategic Partnerships program, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of the Cettolin House

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of the Cettolin House located at 4022 32nd Avenue SW at its meeting on March 1, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person at the Boards & Commissions Room (L2-80) of Seattle City Hall, located… [ Keep reading ]

Public is invited to comment on zoning modifications at West Seattle High School

The public is invited to share its feedback regarding the development plans for West Seattle High School located at 3000 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (also known as “departures”) from City zoning regulations per Seattle Municipal Code, SMC 23.51B, and the Public… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: Flowers Need Sunlight

Flowers Need Sunlight by Cleopatra Cutler This is a love letter. The Seattle Histories project is about places, people, and events that have shaped the history of Seattle’s communities, with a particular focus on stories that have not been prioritized in mainstream media or have been left out of the… [ Keep reading ]

Public is invited to comment on zoning modifications at Alki Elementary School

Updated October 20, 2022 The public is invited to share its feedback regarding the development plans for Alki Elementary School located at 3010 59th Ave SW., Seattle, WA 98116. The public comment period has been extended to November 4, 2022. The Seattle School District is requesting the following modifications (also… [ Keep reading ]

Community Storytelling Project Engages Youth to Help Influence Light Rail Extension Project

The word home is meant to evoke feelings of comfort, safety, and familiarity. While the city as a whole is considered home to Seattleites on a larger scale, most residents apply the term more granularly to the uniqueness of their neighborhood. As the City plans for the West Seattle Ballard… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant

When sisters Aminta Elgin and Ana Castro came to Seattle, they dreamt of opening an eatery that would provide a taste of home to Salvadoreans in the area and share the traditional meals and customs of El Salvador with the broader community. The sisters can track their passion for baking… [ Keep reading ]

Rediscover Seattle encourages people to support local small businesses in their neighborhood

As the city begins to reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to encourage the people of Seattle to venture out and support small businesses. To jumpstart this process, we’ve launched a social media campaign called Rediscover Seattle that features profiles of local businesses and landmarks to help folks discover new places in… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Pride: Queer-owned Bebop Waffle Shop

Bebop Waffle Shop is a queer and woman-owned café on the corner of California and Admiral in West Seattle. Corina Luckenbach opened the shop (originally called Admiral Bird Café) with her business partner, Heidi Herr, in 2014. Now in sole ownership of Luckenbach, and named after her beloved wiener dog, Bebop, the café has grown into a hub known for its exceptional breakfast sandwiches and coffee, and welcoming atmosphere for all neighbors, especially LGBTQ+ folks… [ Keep reading ]