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On the move

For several years, Tasha Pasco, principal managing broker for Coldwell Banker Bain’s Tacoma and Puyallup branch offices, has been watching the progress underway at the Village at Chambers Bay. And for several years, she has known that as soon as her current lease was up, she was moving her office there.
That day has finally arrived. Later this month, Pasco and some 30 of her agents will set up shop in their new digs at 3633 Market Place W. in the Village at Chambers Bay. Their new 5,000 square foot space will feature a host of industrial-inspired design details like exposed beams and 16-foot ceilings. It also sports a double-sided fireplace, a lounge and patio.
The move represents an effort by Coldwell Banker Bain to relocate its South Sound offices into walkable neighborhoods. Within the last few years, they have opened… Read Full Story

Things are looking UP at U.P. Town Center

As part of its city hall relocation effort, University Place recently contracted with AustinCina Architects to design and plan the interior layout for the upper two floors inside the UP Civic and Library Building, also known as Town Center, a.k.a. The Village at Chambers Day. The interior design work will detail all spaces that will eventually accommodate U.P. City Hall, including council member offices and the council chambers.
That's according to City Manager Steve Sugg, whose office is inside the current city hall/Windmill Village complex at 3715 Bridgeport Way W. Sugg also said that once the design work for relocation is completed,… Read Full Story

Tacoma breaks ground

On Monday, July 10, Jason Zacharia, president of Kindred Rehabilitation, took the podium in turn with other healthcare leaders inside a white welcome tent. It was a ground-breaking ceremony for a $25 million investment in Tacoma's soon-to-be rehabilitation hospital now ready for construction on the same plot where the old Afifi Shriners building once stood at 815 S. Vassault St.
According to Zacharia, this ground was soon going to support the first free-standing rehabilitation hospital west of the Cascades, in both Washington and Oregon,… Read Full Story

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CRIME STOPPERS: Undercover sting in Tacoma targets accused child sex predators
David Rose

This will not be easy to read, but it's important information for every parent in our state. Washington’s Most Wanted's Parella Lewis recently joined the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force and dozens of other agencies in a sting operation to identify child predators…

It’s Just Business: Eric Vasquez and Connect the Brick & More
William Manzanares

At just 11 years old, Eric Vasquez is doing what a lot of adults only dream about: owning their own business. As proprietor of Connect the Brick & More at 3901 N. 27th St. in Tacoma’s historic Proctor District, Eric deals in all things LEGO and other curious things, and after just five months…

Show us your Seahawks Spirit!

Now that the playoffs are on the way, the Seahawks could very well be headed to the Super Bowl, so it’s important now more than ever to support the team! The University Place Press is getting in the game with a photo contest for all Twelfies to show their Seahawks pride. Send in a photo of yourself,…

Puyallup Tribe brings Christmas early to area Non-Profits

Spirit of 12 partners, Toy Rescue Mission, Emergency Food Network, Northwest Harvest and Tahoma Indian Center all gifted with Major donations In this season of giving, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians is keeping the blessed tradition by donating to deserving local charities. The Tribe has gifted f ive…

Fife authorities warn of jury duty scam

Fife Municipal Court, Fife Police Department, and the Pierce County Sheriff ’s Off ice have issued an advisory notice regarding a scam in which residents get a phone call saying that they have missed jury duty – and must pay. The scam begins with a phone call or an email from someone posing as…

Jury convicts father in infant’s beating death

A jury convicted Dwayne Patrick Cowart, 32, on Dec. 17 of murder in the second degree for beating his 2-month-old daughter to death last year at his home in Dupont. Cowart is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in room 323 of the County-City Building in Tacoma. “This was a sad…

Sheriffs Community Academy coming to University Place
Derek Shuck

Residents of University Place will have the opportunity to learn just how their law organization works with the Sheriff’s Community Academy, a 10-week class that will see participants not only learn first hand about law enforcement in Pierce County, but also meet the sheriff and other department…

Adopt A Tree at the Curran Apple Orchard Park

Interested in having your very own apple tree? Applications are now being accepted for tree adoptions at the Curran Apple Orchard Park in University Place. People can adopt trees for ONE harvest season. Two adoption levels are available depending upon whether or not you want to help maintain your…

Local Restaurants

Longtime residents of Tacoma are probably familiar with local pub Flying Boots and Wings, located at 614 S. 38th St. The local bar has been a part of Tacoma culture for over 75 years. Even short time residents probably heard about the locale shutting down in 2013, with patrons literally taking memorabilia…

Surviving the holidays: Tips from a dietitian
Bev Utt, MultiCare Health System

Grazing and snacking your way through holiday parties or tasting as you cook during the holidays can lead to overeating. When you eat this holiday season, be present to relish the moment, and keep these tips in mind. Drinks can pack a punch. Be aware of just how many calories drinks can throw…