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August 4, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Morning Memo / Saturday: Zoom, zoom, zoom! … Hot, hot hot!

Weather:  The forecast still calls for a high of 90 degrees tomorrow. (KING 5 says we haven’t hit that mark since 2010. Think we’ll finally make it?)  The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Remember that the I-90 bridge will close today and Sunday afternoons for Blue Angels performances. (Our Opinion colleagues would like to know: Should tolling on the 520 bridge be suspended while the I-90 spans are closed?) The map and cams.

Not that you needed a reminder, but, yes, it’s Seafair weekend, and that means zooming hydroplanes on Lake Washington and screaming jets overhead. And some other stuff, too. Check here for the highlights, and head over to Seafair’s site for the full schedule and details.

An SPD officer has been put on leave while the department looks into allegations by fellow officers that the 19-year veteran used excessive force in an incident Thursday night. Our Christine Clarridge has the story.

The city has warned of fines of $500 a day against a West Seattle family over a sandbox that city rules say is too close to a street. The sandbox is located in a “planting strip” between the street and the sidewalk, and the homeowner tells reporter Lynn Thompson it’s not unlike the planter boxes his next-door neighbor has in that space.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Little privacy in Pike Place Market bathrooms, tourist complains
  2. Mariners are better off without Ichiro |Steve Kelley
  3. Seattle police officer accused of excessive force, put on leave
  4. City warns North Seattle family of $500-a-day fine over sandbox by driveway
  5. Yelp’s ad pitch gets bad reviews from some Seattle-area business owners

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