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August 9, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Saturday Memo: Vulcan’s math … Bikes in the news … Piniella to M’s Hall of Fame

sat_weatherWeather: You should listen to this Beatles song right now. (Spoiler: Here comes the sun. More from the National Weather Service forecast.)

Missing hiker: The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 28-year-old hiker in the Hamma Hamma and Mildred Lake area. A friend reported his companion missing but said the man is in good shape, just lost.

Let’s add it up: If you start with five buildings, sell those off and then build eight more, you have an equation equal to what Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. says it’s planning for the South Lake Union neighborhood. Vulcan is planning to sell all of its SLU apartment buildings and reinvest the money into more office and apartment projects. Read the story, complete with a handy map, here.

Bikes in the news: We know you love ‘em, Seattle, so put these two stories on your reading list: First, it looks like plans to park a bike-rental station (see what we did there?) at Pike Place Market won’t fly because of historic-preservation rules. Pronto bikes would bear the logo of sponsors, which would violate the Market’s “no franchises” stricture.

In more cheerful bike news, a group of local designers built a bike for the modern Seattleite, complete with handlebars that double as a bike lock and an electric motor to assist riders up Seattle’s hills. Teague, the design firm, won the Bike Design Project contest this week and is expected to put a version of the bicycle into production. The best part? Their model is called the Denny. We’re pretending it’s named after the giant hill in South Lake Union, not one of the founding families of Seattle. (Teague says it’s after the latter, but you can take your pick.)

First-rate character turned Hall-of-Famer: Lou Piniella, a legendary Mariners manager who oversaw all four playoff seasons for the team, is being inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. “Even though Piniella never reached his ultimate goal of getting the Mariners to a World Series — which he called “my only regret” — his stamp is all over Seattle baseball,” columnist Larry Stone writes. How ’bout that?

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