- The Strange Bedfellows blog recently ran a short interview with Grant Johnson and Illume Miller of Grown Folks Coffeehouse, in which they discuss Barack Obama, the costs of health insurance, and the transformation of American society — P-I
- Dan Bertolet tells a tale of the sounds of sadness versus the sounds of hope in the CD — hugeasscity
- Check out these wonderful photos of our neighbors in Columbia City on Election Day — Columbia City Blog
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- Erica C. Barnett weighs in on the proposed SE Seattle bus changes — The Stranger Slog
- Nancy Leson at the Times is asking readers to post about their favorite “old-school” Chinese restaurants. At least one reader has posted a comment about Beacon Hill’s late, lamented Perry Ko’s South China Restaurant — Seattle Times
- Columbia City residents met with Councilman Tim Burgess on Monday to discuss their concerns about crime and a lack of police presence in the area — Seattle P-I
- If you’re an absentee voter and you want to drop off your ballot early without having to put it in the mail, you can — but not in Southeast Seattle. Downtown, Renton, Delridge, and the U District are your options until Election Day, when you can also take the ballot to your local polling place — King County Elections
Good Food, a film about sustainable food and farming in the Pacific Northwest, will be screened on Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 pm, at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center on 3515 South Alaska Street. There will be food donation barrels for the Rainier Valley Food Bank; non-perishable food items for the barrels are requested. The screening is free and open to the public, and the filmmakers will attend.
Parts of Good Food were filmed locally, including parts at the Columbia City Farmers Market, Marra Farm, and the food bank at South Park Neighborhood Center, and an interview with Beacon Hill resident Jodie Vice. The film was shown at the Seattle International Film Festival this year, and they described it as follows:
“This lively tour of various Washington state farms and ranches that have adopted healthier organic methods in raising their products offers several lucid arguments in favor of smaller, more efficient farms, and purchasing locally grown crops. Still, none are as convincing as the marvelous bounty laid before our eyes in this film.”