A former Seattle firefighter’s girlfriend, who is alleged to have begun an attack on a homeless man in Occidental Park on March 15, took the stand in the two-week-old trial Thursday in Seattle Municipal Court. Mia Jarvinen, 38, said she had not kicked the alleged victim, Simon McDonald while he was reclined under the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in…More
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Weather: National Weather Service forecast Changing the appeal of downtown Seattle parks: Seattle officials and downtown groups have started a revolving program of events and activities to try to turn around parks that in recent years have felt “more menacing than welcoming,” reporter Lynn Thompson writes. Soccer-viewing, ping-pong, yoga classes in Westlake Park….More
A man was stabbed in Occidental Park about 6:30 p.m. tonight. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to Seattle police spokesman Officer Patrick Michaud. Despite numerous witnesses, police couldn’t find anyone who would talk about the incident, Michaud said. The victim initially told police his attacker was a Hispanic man…More
Full-time rangers will patrol Seattle’s Cal Anderson and Occidental parks this summer, and police will have emphasis patrols at both, Mayor Mike McGinn announced this morning. “We heard from the community that they’re concerned about their safety in the parks, and we want to address that,” McGinn said. The rangers are not police officers,…More