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A Look Back at 2016

At the Jan. 3, 2017 meeting of the City of University Place City Council, Mayor Javier Figueroa presented his report on the Council’s activities during 2016. He pointed out that it had been a busy and eventful year, with a total of 17 ordinances and 25 resolutions being passed by the Council.
Among the Council’s notable legislative actions during the year were:
Res. 808: Passed in April, this approved the Town Center Lot 4 Development Agreement which will bring an additional mixed-use building offering retail and professional space on the north side of Market… Read More

Worthington taps into career for council service

Steve Worthington ran for University Place City Council in 2014 as a way to extend his municipal government career into semi retirement after more than 25 years in local government, including a stint as the city manager of Fife and as an Economic Development Board Tacoma/Pierce County trustee.
“For me, I serve on council because it allows me to use some of the skills and experiences… Read More

Search on for accused child rapist Gilbert Greenwood

Pierce County Sheriff's deputies are searching for Gilbert M. Greenwood. The 51-year-old is charged with four counts of rape of a child in the first degree (aggravated) and one count of child molestation in the 1st degree (aggravated). He was arrested on May 17, 2013 and was out on bail when his trial… Read More

Crime Stoppers

Curtis girls upset drive falls short against Bellarmine

Whenever Curtis and Bellarmine Prep meet up in the gymnasium or on the field of play, there’s a pretty good chance that the contest is going to go down to the wire. With a scant four miles separating the two schools, the players always seem to get up for the contests and give it their all. Needless… Read More



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12/02    BELLARMINE  … Read More


Business Spotlight: Melinda’s Micros

Melinda's Micro's is a professional braiding and weaving service with more than 20 years of experience, and is conveniently located right in the center of University Place at 7406 27th St. W. The salon specializes in African-American hair, extensions and kids' hair. Owner Melinda Kumi provides the… Read More

It’s Just Business: The cost of being cheap

In a lot of ways, service industry businesses – restaurants, auto repair shops, beauty salons, etc. – are unique ventures with their own set of challenges and rewards, and number one among these is the people who walk through the door. Service industry businesses depend on the lifeblood of interacting… Read More


Lakewood Playhouse brings the razzle and dazzle of ‘Rocky Horror’ to the stage

Lakewood Playhouse continues its 78th season with a production of Richard O'Brien's “The Rocky Horror Show,” a zany, gender-bending, genera-blending spectacle that most of us are familiar with from the cult movie phenomenon that has been around since it bubbled up out of New York City in the 1970s. Lakewood Playhouse director Alan Wilkie is a self-professed “Rocky Horror” addict, having… Read More

Get the party started, she will: Saucy Yoda returns next week

Saucy Yoda has turned to the dark side (sort of), which may come as some surprise to local fans that have followed her since she first surfaced in Tacoma at Maltoberfest, an Oktoberfest-spoofing event held at Bob's Java Jive in 2011.
Saucy Yoda being the stage name of Alaska's Melodie Langer… Read More

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