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  • in reply to: Watering Plants & Pet Sitting #956156

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    Sea1994 & funibaby,
    **No ‘WORK WANTED’ posts – only ‘WE’RE HIRING’** Thank you

    Per WSB, This forum is for only jobs offered, not jobs wanted.
    Sea1994 has posted a job wanted
    and funibaby has responded to it as though it is a job offering.

    Double oops

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by imanon. Reason: Added WSB rule quote
    in reply to: Good hair salon for seniors? #947071

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    Hi Dano,
    I wonder about the hair salon inside Providence Mount St. Vincent (aka The Mount) at 4831 35th Ave SW. Some extra services offered to residents at The Mount are available to the public. The main switchboard number is 206-937-3700.

    Another thought: You can get a “Gold Card for Healthy Aging: Access to senior services and discounts” (offered by Seattle-King County). They may list a local hair salon offering discounts for seniors. You can pick up one of these cards for free at Senior Center of West Seattle and they may also have a list of all the discounts.

    You might also check with Illusions Hair Salon on California Ave. They’ve been in business a long time and cater to all ages and all styles. Very nice people who have a lot of very happy customers. They are a no-tipping salon. 206-938-3675

    in reply to: College Student looking for FT Job #946881

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    Wasn’t this original post 9 years ago? And cited as what not to post in the “rules to read before posting in West Seattle Job Offerings?”

    in reply to: ‘Smart’ meter health risks #946704

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    KEH:
    Yes, please do advise – what is the procedure to pursue opting out without penalties through protections associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act? Do you start by contacting SCL or with an ADA contact? And how do you protect your privacy during this process? Thanks for any direction you can offer.

    in reply to: ‘Smart’ meter health risks #945273

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    “I’m amazed no one here seems to be talking about the increased health risks documented in numerous sources, including the award winning documentary ‘Take Back Your Power’…”

    KEH, We are with you. In my household, we are very upset and concerned about this forced metering conversion from analogue to digital. And the digital conversion is to an “Advanced Metering System” (aka Smart Meter). In addition to monitoring your power usage, it also collects data from “smart” devices in your home and re-sells the data to companies that make the smart appliances. I have read that City Light will make more money selling the data they collect than they will selling electricity. Which is why they are determined to force us all to convert. The smart meters come at the risk of your privacy and your health. And it is all in preparation for 5G, an even greater unprecedented and unnecessary risk to our health. By the way, the closer the meter is to where you sleep, the greater the health risks.

    KEH is right. Please do your homework and watch the documentary “Take Back Your Power” and look at the research.

    We were not on the ball at first and the smart meter was installed last September, before we understood the downsides. We paid about $85 to have it taken out and received a “non-communicating” digital device (hmmmm…) Sadly, our much safer analogue meter is gone forever. We would not have had to pay the $85 had we opted out before the Smart Meter was installed. However, everybody who opts out of the smart meter has to pay a one-time $123 “administrative fee” and a monthly fee $15 or $16 for the non-communicating meter. Forever! KEH, For the record, SCL employees are not doing the installations; they are done through a sub-contractor. That could explain the installation even though there was a note on your SCL account. Also, are you sure they gave you a smart meter vs converting you to a non-communicating digital meter? This is a SCL link to opt-out of a smart meter and it shows a photo of an opt-out meter (and associated costs):

    http://www.seattle.gov/light/ami/opt-out.asp

    Best of luck to you, KEH. We’re with you all the way.

    in reply to: What’s that smell #938926

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    Hi Graciano,
    Right after I read your post I was walking along the water side of Beach Dr. and smelled something very flowery sweet but with a sharp edge to it. It turned our to be a kind of white witch hazel that I almost mistook for a privet, but of course it is the wrong time of year for a privet to be blooming. (Jan. 21)


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    in reply to: Child Care Teacher-Intergenerational Learning Center #905543

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    in reply to: ISO: Summer tutoring for students with dyslexia #888103

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    Hi, are you still looking?

    in reply to: Utilities Proposed Rate Increase: Outrageous! #887452

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    We received that postcard at our house and we are floored. The bottom line is this is a 33% rate increase phased in over a six-year period from 2018-2023. The 33% increase is being soft-pedaled as a proposed average annual rate increase of 5.5%. In 2019 the increase is 8.2% and in 2020 9.5%. The explanation as to why this is necessary as excerpted from the card:

    “Seattle Public Utilities’ central purpose is to achieve long-term sustainability and provide excellent service. We do this while striving to keep rates as low as possible and provide the very best value to our customers. SPU’s 2018-2023 Strategic Business Plan Update includes important investments that protect public health, meet regulations, and enhance the city’s natural and built environments.”

    More excerpted from the card:
    Haven’t been involved yet? There’s still time! Attend a council hearing:
    Tuesday, July 11, 9:30am
    Tuesday, July 25, 9:30am
    Tuesday, August 8, 9:30am
    Seattle City Hall, 5th and James

    Watch the hearings online:
    seattlechannel.org/CityCouncil
    Read SPU’s plan:
    http://www.bit.ly/CRUEDA_SPU
    Share your thoughts with Committee Chair Lisa Herbold:
    Lisa.Herbold@seattle.gov
    206-685-8803

    in reply to: Food Advice #821018

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    Hi Neighbor,

    I just wanted to mention that PCC stores offer FREE 90-minute tours called, “Walk, Talk and Taste.” They hand out all kinds of recipes and free tastes and a $10 off coupon. I’m sure they can suggest inexpensive, tasty healthy recipes. Maybe you & your son could take one of these tours together. The next class at the West Seattle store is Thursday, Jan. 28 from 7-8:30pm; the one after is Monday, March 23 7-8:30pm. Other dates & times for other stores. Pre-registration is required: 206-545-7112. They also have a lot of recipes & info on their web site.

    Best wishes!

    in reply to: Home School Community #791650

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    You’ll want to start with “The Pink Book” – Washington State’s Laws Regulating Home-Based Instruction. You can download this PDF file here:

    http://www.k12.wa.us/PrivateEd/HomeBasedEd/PinkBook/pinkbook.pdf

    This is the go-to source for home-based education in our state. Other helpful resources, which also list support groups, include:

    Washington Homeschol Organization-

    http://washhomeschool.org/

    Home Education Magazine-

    http://homeedmag.com/

    Some private organizations offer support to parents taking the home-based education route. The parents follow and are subject to the home-based instruction rules in our state, but may choose to receive professional support through a private group or organization. It is an option for parents to affiliate with a private group or organization, but not a state requirement.

    Alternatively, you may enroll in a public school alternative learning program, such as Seattle’s Homeschool Resource Center, or with another school district’s “homeschool” program. These programs use the word “homeschool” to make sure the parents understand they will be teaching their children at home. However, this is an alternative to educating under the state’s home-based education laws. Participants are part of a public school system – and all that may mean to you, for better or for worse. Parents are supervised and accountable to certificated teachers and the school system. There are social and financial incentives to participate in public school alternative learning programs. The Seattle Homeschool Resource Center is in North Seattle.

    Private organizations and schools offer all kinds of programs catering to homeschoolers. Family Academy, mentioned in another post, is one example.

    By the way, parents in Washington State do not have to enroll their child in school or declare their intention to homeschool until the child is 8 years old. You may simply keep your child at home. Good luck in finding what works best for your family!

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