Denny Blaine Rep Santos Lambasted by Seattle Times

Denny BlaineA Seattle Times editorial lambasts Denny Blaine’s State House Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (Democrat) while praising Denny Blaine’s State House Representative Eric Pettigrew (Democrat) for their stances on how to fix the state’s school system.  The Seattle Times editorial said Santos along with her counterpart in the State Senate blocked even a vote on educational reform involving both teacher evaluations and charter schools.

In stopping the votes, Santos was at odds with Pettigrew who shares her Seattle district which includes Denny Blaine and the Seattle neighborhoods to the south.  Pettigrew wrote a bill to add limited charter schools to the state, but it never came up for a vote even after Pettigrew spoke at a house hearing about his academic struggles while growing up with a single parent and going to school in South Central L.A.

If you have an opinion on this matter, you can click on the links above to either Santos’ or Pettigrew’s bios.  Once on either of their bios you can click “email” and after adding your address you can contact your Representative.  If you check the box on your email then it will go to all three of your State Representatives.

Nordstrom Has Same Day Delivery to Denny Blaine

Nordstrom DeliveryNordstrom now delivers to Denny Blaine on the same day you order the item online.  If you order an item by noon and the item is in stock, Nordstrom will have it to your Denny Blaine residence by 6 PM.  While there is no minimum purchase, the service does cost $10 which is not too bad when you figure it will most likely costs $6 to park at Pacific Place.  The Nordstrom’s service is available 7 days a week.

Metro Bus Service to Denny Blaine May Change

Metro BusMetro is considering changing a bunch of bus routes including the #2 which services Denny Blaine.  The suggested change is to have the #2 still travel to Denny Blaine, but it would only go to Downtown Seattle and back.  No longer would the service head to Queen Anne or Belltown before heading back to Denny Blaine.  The main problem I see is the #2 used to access all of Downtown Seattle; the proposed bus line would only go as far north as Madison before heading back to Denny Blaine, giving little access to the rest of Downtown.

If you are concerned, you should take the Metro survey.  The changes are planned for September 2012, but the wheels (on the bus) are already turning so you better speak now.

Click to learn more about the proposed Metro route changes, including those that will affect the Denny Blaine neighborhood.

Denny Blaine Thief Caught Online

Seattle PoliceThieves recently (August 3rd) stole a car from the 100 block of Dorffel Drive East in Denny Blaine.  When they stole the car the robbers also got the contents in the car including an outboard motor.  Just 30 minutes later the car was back, but without the outboard motor.

The owner surfed the net and two days later found an outboard motor for sale on Craigslist.  The Denny Blaine resident contacted Seattle Police.  The police posed as potential buyers and met two men where an arrest was made of a 28 year old man and a second man (35 years old) was questioned bu released.

Street Construction Near Denny Blaine

Denny BlaineAt the end of he month (July 30th & 31st) the Seattle Department of Transportation has scheduled street construction that will affect Denny Blaine.  The plan is to do major arterial maintenance on 34th Avenue between Pike and Denny.  The street and sidewalk will be partially closed during construction and parking will be limited.  Thus despite the roadwork, 34th Avenue can be used to access Denny Blaine.