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January 19, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Saturday Memo: More fog, local landmark closures

Still foggy and cold: You know the drill — you’ve seen it every day this week. We’ll start the morning off with freezing fog, which will go away after 10 a.m., followed by an afternoon of clouds until the fog returns around 10 tonight, says the National Weather Service.  You can expect the rain to replace the fog by Wednesday. On a related note, here’s a timelapse video from The Seattle Times rooftop that shows the fog rolling in over the Space Needle yesterday.

Easy Street Records in Queen Anne had its last hurrah Friday night after 12 years in business. They went out with one last concert, the indie rock band Yo La Tengo. There will be a public auction at the Queen Anne store on Sunday. For more information on the auction and items available, visit the Easy Street Records blog.

Another local landmark, the legendary Alki Tavern, will also close its doors after 37 years in business. The West Seattle waterfront tavern has been sold to Korean investors, and will be torn down and replaced by high-end condos.

Some airline CEOs are expressing continued confidence in the Dreamliner, despite battery faults that are keeping the world’s most technologically advanced jet on tarmacs instead of in the skies. A Japanese investigator said Friday that a voltage above the battery’s design limit may have caused the overload.

State lawmakers will consider a proposal to sell naming rights to Washington’s highways, rest areas and bridges, including the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Yep, that means you might be able to name a bridge after mom.

An Eastlake-based theft operation was busted last night after Seattle police discovered a stolen motorcycle surrounded by backpacks in Queen Anne. Read the full brief.

And just for fun, don’t miss this. An 11-year-old Sammamish boy has gotten nearly 1.5 million YouTube views by banging with his hands on the family’s washing machine in something called “Whirled Beat.”

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