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How To Use Ridesharing Service Uber in Tacoma

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Justin Camarata at the official Uber launch at the Murano Hotel in downtown Tacoma . April 8, 2014: the date Tacoma officially joins the list of US cities which have coverage from Uber, giving more transportation choices to Tacomans. Pretty remarkable considering many of the cities on the list are far larger than Tacoma. . […]

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Highly Rated Ridesharing Service Sidecar Arrives in Tacoma

March 20th, 2014 · No Comments

However, in a Wall Street Journal report, Sidecar did extremely well when set against other ridesharing services and traditional taxis.

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Councilmember Ryan Mello Speaks in Support of Ridesharing Services Uber and Lyft on KIRO Radio

March 17th, 2014 · No Comments

After years of waiting, it appear that the ridesharing services Uber and Lyft are finally going to be coming to Tacoma. In fact, Lyft is already operating in Tacoma.

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34 Years After Stephen Cysewski’s Infamous Tacoma Walking Tour: Is Tacoma Finally Ready to Repair Itself?

November 1st, 2013 · 3 Comments

Are we Tacomans ready to take the next step in the reconstruction of the City and repair itself via Proposition 1 or we still stuck in the inherited mindset of it’s 1979 era blightful near abandoned past?

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Mayor Strickland to Deliver Tacoma’s Third State of the City Speech Tonight at 6:15

January 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment

For just the third time in Tacoma’s history, the mayor will deliver a State of the City speech.  Tonight’s speech by Strickland will likely be designed to rouse and inspire Tacoma’s citizenry to action to work to rebuild the City of Destiny. . . The speech will be delivered at the Shift Happens event tonight […]

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Tacoma Underground: Never Never Land Figures

February 15th, 2008 · 72 Comments

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Imagine walking into a dank dark basement in a 110 year old building downtown and turning on the lights to find this eerie and surreal scene. That’s what happened to me recently while working on an interview for a Sun story.

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Small Worlds Theory and Livable Downtown

January 27th, 2008 · 16 Comments

Nerd Blog: Small Worlds Theory and Livable Downtown By Paul Sparks Part One: Short, quircky, amateur commentaries on “Small Worlds Theory” and its relationship to the “Livable Community” of Downtown Tacoma. What is “Small Worlds”? Small worlds is a theory of maximum connectivity. It describes a real world phenomenon found in all types of effective […]

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Half Moon Yard

December 4th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Half Moon Yard 1931

What would you do with a former railyard near the core downtown?

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Its Time for Tacoma to Repair its Maimed Streetscape By Rebuilding the North Park Plaza Parking Garage

November 2nd, 2007 · 10 Comments

North Park Plaza Parking Garage

Perhaps no other action by the City of Tacoma has caused so much long term damage to the downtown streetscape as much as the construction of the North and South Plaza Parking garages.

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