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Rant & Rave

Times readers share their encounters with the good and the bad.

August 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Clean up Golden Gardens

RAVE For Bruce, the gentleman bicyclist who helped when my friend had a flat tire that we were embarrassingly unprepared to repair. He gave her a tube, changed the tire and patiently explaining how to do it for future reference. Thanks, Bruce! We’ll never bike unprepared again. RANT There’s too many people doing illegal activities in…


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August 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: hoggish parallel-parkers

RAVE To the lovely couple who approached our family’s table when we were out for dinner with my mother, who was wearing a glittery cardboard crown to add to the excitement of her 83rd birthday, asking if they could serenade Mom with a birthday song, and we said yes.   They had excellent voices and the…


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August 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Thanks for elevator rescue

RAVE To Seattle Fire Department Ladder 4 who responded to our call that 12 of us were trapped between floors in an elevator in Belltown. They arrived shortly after the call and got all of us out of the elevator efficiently and promptly. We all greatly appreciated their work. RANT To travelers riding Light Rail to…


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August 24, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Rant&Rave: Thanks for saving cyclist

RAVE To all the wonderful folks who adopt older animals from local animal shelters, including whoever adopted Sherman, a 12-year-old cat, from Regional Animal Services of King County Animal Services. Although he’s 12 he has the heart and soul of a kitten. Older shelter animals have lots of love and affection to share with their…


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August 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Tame that overgrown yard

RAVE To the Seattle Yacht Club member who rescued me with a tow when my boat engine died in the San Juan Islands, helping keep the spirit of friendly “boater-helping-boater” seamanship alive on Puget Sound. RANT To all those folks with overgrown yards, tall trees that drop leaves, and ivy — think about how that affects…


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