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

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February 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Old soul of Sodo shines out

Sketched Feb. 14, 2012 Ugly Sodo? Mike Peringer didn’t like that passing reference from one of my earlier columns. No surprise, as he is the president of the Sodo Business Association and proud of what’s going on in his part of town, including the prospect of a new NBA arena. Peringer said Sodo has been transforming…

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November 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM

A word on the Viaduct demolition: “Gorgeous”

Sketched Oct. 26, 1:44 p.m. I don’t use the Viaduct for my regular commute, so I can’t say I missed driving on it last week, when it closed for several days during the first phase of its demolition. Did the hyped “Viadoom” slow you down? What really stuck with me on a visit to the demolition zone…

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October 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Seattle’s got salt

Sketched Oct 26, 1:10 p.m. [Click sketch to view larger] With forecasts of a snowy winter ahead, I’ve been curious about the city’s preparedness this year. When I moved here in 2006, everyone told me “it never really snows in Seattle.” But it snowed that winter, and the next two. In December of 2008, back-to-back…

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May 26, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Countdown to light rail: 51 days.

May 26, 1:09 p.m. It’s real and it’s running. I saw and sketched light rail train 102A yesterday afternoon. They were doing tests up to Stadium station. Tests through the bus tunnel are also planned before July 18, when the line will open to the public. This one was stopped on the track long enough for…

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