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World Water Ski Racing Championship in Tacoma

by AP on March 28, 2017, no comments

On your marks! Get set for something unusual coming to Tacoma July 26, 2017. Have you ever seen water-skiers go over 100mph? I haven’t. It looks kinda like this: This year the World Water Ski Racing Championship will conduct preliminary races in Commencement Bay with the final heats taking place at Seafair in Seattle. In […]

Let there be frozen yogurt

by AP on October 4, 2013, 2 comments

Then, let there be more frozen yogurt. Then more.. I don’t know what to make of all the frozen yogurt shops in town. I’ve never been a big frozen yogurt guy, but there is obviously a craze going on around here. Froyo is here to stay, although I doubt all these chains can coexist for […]

Pacific Avenue in ruins

by AP on September 17, 2013, no comments

Photo of old Pacific Avenue trees lining the street Dec. 2012 It’s hard to pass through the northern end of Pacific Avenue right now without feeling like excrement. After driving through earlier, I am unable to fully comprehend what is happening down there. It has been puzzling for awhile now and I’ve been doing my […]

Only way to “save the Luzon”

by AP on August 12, 2009, 4 comments

The Luzon issue is really starting to get old. How many different groups do we want to look at this before we move in one of many new directions? Personally, I would’ve given up on it long ago. Unlike most of you reading this, I’ve been here my whole life and the massive void in […]

Dave Hates Chico at the Spar

by AP on July 31, 2009, 4 comments

My old friend Jeremy Johnson is coming to The Spar this Saturday, 8/1, with his bandmate, Kevyn Smith. They are Dave Hates Chico and they promise to pull out all the stops for their worldwide, exclusive North Tacoma debut. Check out the link to hear their new song. Jeremy and I used to devour pairs […]

Downtown Tacoma via Puyallup River

by AP on July 21, 2009, one comment

If you’re like me, you’ve often wondered what it would be like to take a kayak down the Puyallup River. Your ship has come in. This article and subsequent video should provide everything you need to know when taking this safe, fun journey through the wilds of Pierce County. You can park cars behind the […]

Much ado about nothing

by AP on July 18, 2009, no comments

Many people are saddened by the news that the Little Holland in Fircrest is closing. Personally, I’d be more disappointed if another one of my pets’ toys disappeared under a couch. The Little Holland’s building is in the way of a new commercial complex, and I assume they are being bought solely to clear space […]

Tacoma housing prices lit to pop

by AP on July 6, 2009, 2 comments

Ask and you shall receive. I’ve been begging the Gods of Density to shine favorably on our fair city, and they’ve finally responded. The single most important economic indicator to the private sector is on the mend. If you’ve been paying attention you could already sense that perceptions were improving, but this was a very […]