Hot, hot, hot: Or at least the Seattle version of hot. That would mean temperatures in the mid 80s through Wednesday, dropping into the 70s on the July 4th holiday. For a taste of what the rest of the country considers hot, head east: Wenatchee high today is forecast at 92, Ellensburg 91 and Walla Walla 93.
Arrest made: A 26-year-old Marysville man was arrested Friday in connection with the June 1 drive-by shooting in Lake Stevens that killed Molly Conley of Seattle. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said the man was arrested at his home and booked into the Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Waterfront anniversary: The Seattle Great Wheel celebrates its first anniversary today with live music from noon to 4 p.m. at Pier 57 and Waterfront Park. The Great Wheel is more than 175 feet tall, holds 42 climate-controlled, enclosed gondolas and is aglow with 500,000 LED lights. This summer, the Seattle Great Wheel expects its one-millionth rider, who will be treated to dinner at Fisherman’s Restaurant or The Crab Pot after his or her ride.
Heading south: A dozen electric vehicle drivers will start their drive from Canada to Mexico today at noon from the Peace Arch State Park in Blaine. Drivers will make the 1,500-mile, nine-day road trip – called the BC2BC (British Columbia to Baja California) – without using a drop of gas. BC2BC is the brainchild of event organizer Tony Williams who, along with his 10-year-old daughter, completed the trip in an EV in June 2012. Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson will be on hand for the start as the vehicles depart every five minutes. Hope they can make it through Seattle traffic in nine days.
Heading north: Six hundred bicyclists are pedaling north from Redmond today, headed to the Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham and raising money for World Bicycle Relief, which provides bikes for rural Africans. F.K. Day, the founder of World Bicycle Relief, will be riding in the Red-Bell 100 Ride. Day dropped out of college and started SRAM, a bike-parts manufacturer. He now dedicates his time and 20 years experience to designing and delivering rugged transportation to rural Africans. To date, World Bicycle Relief has delivered over 140,000 bikes.
Mariners at 4:15 p.m.: That’s a later start time at Safeco Field for a Saturday afternoon game. It’s so Fox-TV can feature the Mariners playing the Chicago Cubs in its national baseball game broadcast. Two sub .500 teams on national TV? Maybe it’s because the players will be wearing retro uniforms, the Mariners in vintage Northwest League togs and the Cubs in turn-of-the-century styles. Given that the Cubs can trace their roots back to 1876, we’ll assume the “turn of the century” refers to the switch from the 19th to the 20th. Last night, the Mariners rallied for a 5-4 win against the Cubs in 10 innings.
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