Sleep Steady performs at the 6th Annual Block Party at the Station coffeehouse in Beacon Hill. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

What you missed at the Block Party at the Station

The block party at The Station Coffeehouse on Saturday was a breath of fresh air in a city with increasingly inaccessible public festivals.
Jun 20, 2016
Atasha Manila prepares for another act on Friday, January 29, 2016 at her final show at Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine in Beacon Hill. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

A final drag show at Inay’s

As Beacon Hill restaurant Inay's closed last Friday, drag performer Atasha Manila said goodbye to the place that gave her a start.
Feb 1, 2016
Ernie Rios, the owner of Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine, embraces Atasha Manila on Jan. 29, 2016 at her final Friday night drag show on the restaurant’s closing day. Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.

Seattle Filipino mainstay Inay’s restaurant closes

The restaurant was popular for its comfort food, but also for being host to a food pop-up and a drag show.
Jan 30, 2016
Frank Jones and Eileen Hershberg form a shape of a heart with their hands Sunday near the Amor Spiritual Center on Beacon Hill. They joined city council candidates and others in a love circle in response to hateful graffiti sprayed on the building’s front window area. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Our response to hate crimes defines us as a city

In response to venomous graffiti sprayed on Amor Spiritual Center in Beacon Hill, dozens gathered to demonstrate that love wins over hate.
Oct 31, 2015
People pray before cleaning up graffiti that defaced the Amor Spiritual Center. (Photo via Facebook.)

Amor Spiritual Center’s message of love cuts through hate vandalism

Under the leadership of Rev. Allen Mosely, Amor Spiritual Center is responding to words of hate with expressions of love.
Oct 23, 2015
A member of the G.O.O.D. Girls addresses the crowd at Beautify the Block. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

These Rainier Vista kids throw an awesome block party

They may look tough, but the B.A.D. Boyz and G.O.O.D Girls of Rainier Vista just want to Beautify the Block.
Oct 2, 2015
Estela Ortega, executive director of El Centro de la Raza, stands in front of one of the two buildings going up as part of a new affordable housing project on Beacon Hill. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

El Centro building an answer for affordable housing in Seattle

Community organization El Centro de la Raza is building Plaza Roberto Maestas, a low-income housing development on Seattle’s Beacon Hill.
Aug 7, 2015
Hydrabad Pigeon by Raja Singh

Passion for pigeons unites NW natives and new immigrants

Eagles are majestic. Doves are romantic. Pigeons, with their tatty wings and street-living ways, are seen by many as dumb and dirty, referred to as the “rats of the sky.” But if you ever met a sleek-feathered, iridescent-colored, sharp-eyed racing pigeon, you’d never think of his cousin—that humble creature eating bread crusts in Pioneer Square—the […]
Jan 11, 2013
King County Metro route 42

South Seattle immigrant communities fight uphill battle for transportation

Getting from point A to point B isn’t easy for 68-year-old Tuyet Mhi Mai. Especially when those points are her daughter’s crowded Lake City home and service classes or work in South Seattle. Since the King County Metro reduced bus route 42 because it runs parallel to the Light Rail, Mai’s commute is a little more […]
May 14, 2012