Springtime on McKinley Avenue

This is the time of year when – if you blink – you miss McKinley Avenue in East Tacoma turning to gold. Never mind that East Tacoma has the highest percentage of low-income residents in the city of Tacoma; never mind that I’ve seen two neighborhood coffee shops fail in the same location, that are now replaced with a medical marijuana clinic. Never mind that the neighborhood bars far outnumber the neighborhood programs needed in this area.

At the beginning of April, the blossoming cherry trees planted along McKinley Avenue explode and make my morning and afternoon commutes glorious beyond belief. Here are some pictures – in case you blinked.

For additional information on the McKinley / Eastside neighborhood, visit http://postdefiance.com/mckinley-neighborhood/ . If you have stories about McKinley Avenue and the Eastside, please share them here. I would love to better know my neighbors and the history of this area.

McKinley Hall

Blue Wall


Brass Lantern


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Church Blossoms

Teal Cadillac

Trio in Blue


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Screening at Mills College

Guy & Candie

Join the East Bay Mills Branch and the Mills College Office of Alumnae Relations for a screening of The Telling Takes Me Home by Mills Alum Heather Carawan – Class of ’91. This short documentary will be followed by a Q&A with the producer. Guests are encouraged.

Lucie Stern Building, Room 107, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

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