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Cal Anderson packed, thousands rally in support of abortion rights

SEATTLE - Thousands joined a rally in Cal Anderson Park to support abortion rights Saturday. Organizers had expected around 4,000 people to attend, but the number exceeded those expectations. The massive crowd stood in solidarity with other groups nationwide, calling to protect a person's right to access to abortion. "Today...
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Slog PM: City Pays for Jenny's Missing Texts, Shelter Beds to Fill at Controversial Tiny Shelter Village, and Gay Football in Cal Anderson

Breaking: This just dropped, so I'll give it to you straight. "The city of Seattle agreed to pay nearly $200,000 and improve its public records process in a settlement with The Seattle Times this week," reports the Seattle Times. "While the settlement can’t restore the texts, it does force the city to make changes in how it retains and releases government communications going forward. State law generally requires government records to be saved and available to the public, to ensure voters have unvarnished information to hold elected officials accountable." In the settlement, the city denied any liability for the way it handled the public records requests. Woof.

Rats and off-leash dogs — Two years after CHOP, a community conversation on safety in Cal Anderson

This summer will mark two years since Cal Anderson Park was raided by police and cleared as part of the removal of the CHOP occupied protest. In the time since, community efforts boosted by the city have continued with hopes of helping to continually improve the park while addressing issues and public safety concerns. Many of the issues raised at a recent community meeting dedicated to the park trace back through the park’s history and involve smaller issues like varmints and off-leash dogs while mental health and addiction issues and the city’s homelessness crisis continues.

North of Cal Anderson, another major Capitol Hill mixed-use development making plans to spread out

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‘Pieces of the sky that have fallen to the ground,’ Ribbon of Light joins AIDS Memorial Pathway connecting Cal Anderson to Capitol Hill Station

The first installation of an artist’s new “quiet space for communal mourning and personal contemplation” is lighting the northeast corner of Cal Anderson Park. The first of three stations in Horatio Hung-Yan Law’s sculptural Ribbon of Light installation in the park debuted early this month as Capitol Hill nonprofit Gay City hosted a World AIDS Day commemoration marking 40 years since the first cases of the virus were identified.

Capitol Hill sushi watch: Wasabi Sushi (but not that one) coming to new development on Pine — Plus, Ltd Edition starts fresh with Chef Jun Kobayashi across from Cal Anderson

2022 will bring a new sushi restaurant to the base of Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, one of the neighborhood’s newest sushi joints is celebrating a re-start, of sorts, as it finally can offer in-person dining after opening earlier this year under COVID-19 restrictions. Wasabi Sushi is lining up plans for a...

This week in CHS history | Another 2020 COVID lockdown, L’Oursin is born, Cal Anderson anti-Trump protests, Galerias fire

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:. After ‘positive’ talks, New Seasons and community groups opposing new store set for Central District agreement — UPDATE: ‘Disappointed’. 2017. 2016. 2011. NEWS FOR ALL -- KEEP CHS PAYWALL-FREE. Give CHS a buck and support local journalism dedicated to...

Capitol Hill’s summer 2021 will have a music festival as Magma Fest comes to Cal Anderson

MAGMA FEST IS BACK!!! Hollow Earth Radio’s much beloved music festival returns as a free, one-day extravaganza at Cal Anderson Park on Saturday, August 28 from 2 – 7 PM. This mini-Magma Fest features live performances by amazing local bands Versing, somesurprises, and Coral Grief, followed by sets by DJs Razberry Beretta and Dos Leches. Mask up and spend the day at the park with us, check out some great music, and grab some brand new Hollow Earth Radio swag.

Police: Capitol Hill shooting self defense as late night Cal Anderson basketball player says attacked over ‘significant amount of cash’

Police say Sunday morning’s shooting on Capitol Hill was a reported act of self defense during a street robbery at the Cal Anderson basketball court. According to the Seattle Police report on the just before 5 AM incident, the shooter told police he fired several rounds “into the ground to scare the robbers away” as he was being mugged in a strong-arm robbery attempt.

An updated* Pride 2021 on Capitol Hill: AIDS Memorial Pathway dedication, ‘silent’ DJ dance party in Cal Anderson, Pride vax pop-ups

You’ll have a few chances to gather to celebrate Pride on Capitol Hill this weekend despite a heat wave and a wave of disappointment for one event’s organizers. Here is an updated look at Pride weekend events around Capitol Hill and the Central District as the city’s largest in-person celebrations have been rescheduled for later in the year.

This week in CHS history | CHOP ‘autonomous zone’ forms, Asian Art Museum expansion opposition denied, Pulse vigil in Cal Anderson

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:. ‘His brother works here at this precinct’ — Police say Capitol Hill protest shooting suspect was ‘fearing for his life’. 2019. 2018. 2017. 2016. Where did deadly cocaine in Capitol Hill overdoses come from?. 2011. Capitol Hill food+drink: New...