Lost dog in aisle 3: Pooch found near Trader Joe’s [HAPPY UPDATE]

UPDATE (Saturday, 12:27PM): Just received word from Patrick that the cute pooch’s owner has been found!

I wanted everyone to know that through the power of technology (microchip inserted in the dog), the internet and all of your participation we were able to reunite the dog we found with its owner (in less than 24 hours!)

Good work, everyone.


Missing anything?


My wife and I just found a small male dog down near the Roosevelt Trader Joe’s [4555 Roosevelt Way NE] at 4pm Friday 13th. He had no collar but is clearly someone’s pet. He’s well mannered and responds to people.

If this is your dog, or you know who he belongs to, contact me at rebecca@ravennablog.com. I’ll put you in contact with the kind folks who’ve picked up your pooch.

Thank you to Patrick for the email and the picture.

P.S. This is Patrick. He’s an artist. I am really enjoying looking at his work.

Power outage affecting over 2,000 customers in Ravenna and U District

UPDATE (as I was writing): From the Seattle City Light’s Power Lines information page:

City Light crews have restored power to all but 837 customers in the University District area, in an outage that originally affected more than 2,000 customers. The outage began at about 6 p.m., and was caused by a downed wire.


Seattle City Light (and a few Ravenna Blog twitter feed followers) have reported a large power outage affecting areas of Ravenna and the University District, starting around 6PM this evening.

Seattle City Light Outage Map screen shot taken during the outage on April 1

Seattle City Light has crews working to restore power at this time (though no estimated time of restoration has been given).


This area is no stranger to outages: I reported on a similarly-shaped outage which occurred on January 24th of this year. I mention this not because I’m looking for a connection (or a conspiracy), just to note that local residents are quite tired of these things.

Mayor McGinn Town Hall tonight at the University Heights Center

Have a question you’ve just been dying to ask Mayor Mike McGinn, in person? Want to learn more about city departments and local volunteer organizations?

Hop on your bike* and head down to the University Heights Center (5031 University Way NE)  tonight, and you’ll get your chance.

Here’s the agenda (via the University Neighborhood Service Center):

5:30-6:30 City Departments and local volunteer organization will have information tables and be available to answer questions and provide volunteer opportunities

6:30-6:35 Performance from the Broadway Bound singers

6:35-8:00 Open question and answer session with the Mayor and City staff

This is the Mayor’s first town hall of the year. More are planned for the future, presumably in other areas of the city.

One of the things you might want to ask Mayor McGinn about are the lovely potholes (dark and deep) on Ravenna Blvd. Here we have some background information for you: The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to resurface the entire thing (between Green Lake and 15th Avenue NE) in 2012. Until then, a work order has been made to help fill the gaps before the “Bridging the Gap” levy money can really smooth things over. Read the entire statement from the SDOT here, on My Green Lake.


*Obligatory bicycle mention in Mayor McGinn post (SMC 11.46.010: Areas of operation).