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School Is Open: Bus Etiquette for Cars

School buses will soon roll out across Seattle. Here’s a review of what to do when their red lights flash. RULE 1 – When you’re behind the bus Always stop, regardless of the number of lanes. Never try to pass … Continue reading

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Thornton Creek Homeless Situation

The Victory Heights Community Council has been made aware of a homeless encampment in Thornton Creek in the green belt near 17th Avenue NE.  After talking with stakeholders, they released this statement on how to deal with it going forward: … Continue reading

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Vote To Improve NE 104th Way

At this month’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council we heard about voting for “Your Voice, Your Choice” and the chance to get $90,000 in funding to improve NE 104th Way. Read the entire minutes of the June meeting. … Continue reading

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How The Police Deal With Homeless Issues In Seattle

This month’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council featured returning speaker, Seattle Police Department Officer Bryan Kennedy, speaking about “How the police interact with homeless individuals.” Read the entire minutes of the May meeting. Officer Kennedy said, “Our goal … Continue reading

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Despite Rain, Emergency Communications Drill A Success

Despite steady rain all morning, on Saturday the Victory Heights Community Council successfully hosted a drill for our emergency communications HUB in Victory Heights Park. Part of a city-wide drill, “No Power, No Bars,” to simulate an area-wide prolonged power … Continue reading

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Idriss Mosque Battles Religious Extremist

At last night’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council (read the complete minutes here), we heard from Hisham Farajallah about an unfortunately problem they’ve been having at the local Idriss Mosque on Northgate Way. A religious extremist has taken … Continue reading

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Support Our GoFundMe For Victory Heights Emergency HUB

Support our GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help the Victory Heights emergency communications HUB.  On April 28th we will be holding a disaster drill in Victory Heights Park to simulate an extended power outage in our area.  Our new … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events This Spring & Summer in Victory Heights

At last night’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Center (see full minutes of the meeting) the following events were announced: Saturday, April 28th: Emergency Communication HUB Drill. We will setting up and testing our new HUB and participating in … Continue reading

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Handy Links For Emergency Preparedness

Here are useful links for emergency preparedness: Seattle Hazard Explorer King County Hazard Explorer Texting apps when you don’t have wi-fi or data: https://www.geckoandfly.com/22562/chat-without-internet-connection-mesh-network/ Emergency Alerts and Notifications Seattle:            http://alert.seattle.gov King County:    http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/emergency-management/alert-king-county.aspx Navigation apps when you don’t … Continue reading

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Learn Disaster Preparedness 101 on March 18th

Disaster Preparedness 101 DON’T TUNE OUT! I know the subject feels daunting but I can almost guarantee you will feel better after this class. Knowledge is Power! On Sunday, March 18 from 2 – 3pm at the Victory Heights preschool … Continue reading

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