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Rant & Rave

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

Category: bicycles
September 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Cheers for Ilwaco salmon fishing

RAVE For my co-workers who’ve been so helpful and supportive to me while I’ve been at work while going through chemotherapy. Your offers of getting me tea and water help more than you know, and I appreciate your understanding when I’ve had to pass on participating in projects that I’d normally love to help with,…

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September 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Keep dogs off the beach

RAVE To the city of Seattle for allowing bicycles on the sidewalks legally, operating “in a careful and prudent manner” as the law says, to reduce the number of bike accidents. Sidewalks are often the only safe alternative for cyclists and in some cases (Lake Union Loop), bicycles are instructed to ride on the sidewalk. RANT…

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September 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant and Rave: Help for toddler locked in hot car

RAVE To the Kirkland police and the concerned strangers who came to my rescue when I accidentally locked my toddler in the car on a hot day. Passers-by offered blankets to cover the windows to block out the sun, brought tools to try to help get into the car, and smiled and waved at my…

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September 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: no bikes on sidewalks

RAVE  To the police who responded quickly and professionally to my 911 call when a stranger who was disoriented appeared on my porch. RANT To bicycle riders on sidewalks. Sidewalks are for pedestrians. We’ve paid for your bike lanes and we don’t walk in them. Please use them and stop intimidating pedestrians who are where they…

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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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