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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Topic: Beacon Hill

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June 13, 2014 at 5:42 PM

How you can get your share of solar energy

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Sketched June 10, 2014

If it were up to Gina Hicks, more rooftops would be covered with solar panels like the picnic shelters at Jefferson Park.

Hicks is one of a few hundred Seattle City Light customers with a stake in Community Solar, a little-known program that allows customers to invest in solar energy without having to install solar panels directly on their homes. It works like this: You buy a share of the power capacity of city-owned solar arrays and get credited for the energy they produce every year.

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February 22, 2013 at 10:18 PM

The beacon that graduated Amazon

Sketched Feb. 12, 2013 

It sits atop Beacon Hill like, well, a beacon: the striking orange brick
 building that no one seems to call by the same name. 
Built in 1933 as the U.S. Marine Hospital, it was later known as the 
Pacific Medical Center and still houses the medical provider in the
 ground and basement…

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April 1, 2011 at 11:40 AM

Parked out at new view

Sketched March 22, 2:14 p.m. Since the construction fence came down last fall, Matt Buhl has come to Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park more than 40 times. His dog, Bauser, runs alongside as he bikes to the top of the hill, where a new, neatly landscaped vista point offers one of the best views of Seattle…

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