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Updates on Lake City Projects

Next Community Conversation Wednesday, July 26th

6:30-8 PM at the Lake City Community Center

Come enjoy free food from Pho An and get updates on SDOT’s Pavement to Parks program on 28th Ave. NE, sidewalks on 30th Ave. NE, the new LIHI Building at the Old Fire Station, current building projects with our LCFF Planning and Development Committee, the work of the Lake City Young Leaders and much more.

The Office of Community Planning and Development will be on hand to review the status of the Shared Vision Projects set in motion in February of 2016. Information on the Imagine Lake City Together grant, the Little Brook Youth Core and the past and current work of LCFF within the Community will all be part of information sharing at this month’s Conversation.

Youth Job Opportunities

Applications Being Accepted for Little Brook Youth Core

Application Form

The Little Brook Youth Corps (LBYC) empowers Lake City youth to take an active part in restoring Little Brook—a degraded creek that runs into the Thornton Creek Watershed. LBYC youth will gain 21st century soft skills, access green jobs pathways all while addressing community needs and improving their community.

• Students will work with and learn from leaders in the Lake City community (members of Thornton Creek Alliance, Lake City Neighborhood Alliance, Lake City Future First, Olympic Hills Greenways)
• Receive training from DIRT Corps (Duwamish Infrastructure Restoration Training Corps) in ecological restoration and human benefits of environmental improvements
• Access pathways to City government or private careers in environmentally-related careers
• Participate in service learning, civic engagement, team building and career readiness
• Present their work to the Lake City community in a summer Open House in Little Brook Park
• Receive a stipend of $700 for 40 hours of work and a pair of quality work/hiking bootsLocation: Little Brook Park

Ages: 13—19
Dates: August 19th—August 26th & three days in late October (TBD)
Email to apply:

APPLY NOW! Deadline: Monday July 31

Youth ages 13-19 are eligible-Decisions by Aug.7th
Applications available at Lake City Library, Lake City Community Center, Jackson Park Tutoring Center, Meadowbrook Teen Center or download here: Application




Q&A with Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, Owner of Gyro on Lake City

Q&A with Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, Owner of Gyro on Lake City

A Little Taste of Egypt in Lake City

Enjoy Lake City (ELC) recently visited Mohamed Abdel-Aziz at his Lake City Way restaurant to talk about delicious Mediterranean food, growing up in Egypt and life in Lake City. The restaurant recently moved a few doors down from its old location and now has a bigger seating area and a larger kitchen. And don’t miss our Mystery Diner’s “Rapid Restaurant Review” following the interview!

Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, Owner of Gyro on Lake City

ELC: How long have you been in the restaurant business?

It’s been 25 years since I came to the States from Egypt.

ELC: How did you decide to start your own restaurant?

That was the job I found months after I came to the States, first as a cook, then a lead cook, then a manager. But I found myself going nowhere and I just wanted to have my own thing and not have a boss anymore; to be my own boss.

ELC: Did you learn to cook when you came to the States or in Egypt?

I knew a little bit from back home in Egypt, but when I came here I learned from the different restaurants I worked in. Red Robin, Salty’s , Applebee’s. I managed Applebee’s so I learned everything about the business at Applebee’s and I trained everyone else. Meetings with the cooks about the new commercials, how to cook the new items, everything.

The restaurant has a fresh new look and a brightly painted façade (courtesy of LCFF).

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Still More Music in the Mini Park to Enjoy

Halfway Through With Plenty Of Excitement to Come

Flamenco with Ana Montes was July 5th

If you have not had the opportunity to come out for one of the awesome performances the past five  Wednesdays… fear not! There are still five concerts left to go at the Lake City Mini Park. Music Starts at 6pm. July 12th we welcome the Jason Parker Quartet. Make sure you don’t miss this one. Weather should be great and the music promises to be fantastic.

Also – mark your calendar for our next monthly Clean Up – July 16th. Meet at 30th Avenue NE and NE 143rd Street. 5-6 PM – We provide all you need to take part.



Great Conversation!

Residents, Business Owners and People Working in LC Came Out to Weigh in on Draft Action Plan

For those of you who missed our June 28th Community Conversation – our presenters from LCFF, LCNA, Children’s Home Society and BDS Planning and Urban design had the opportunity to share the Imagine Lake City draft action plan with about 50 Community Members. Notes from the meeting and a copy of the plan will be made available here at within the next week or so. We hope to see you at our next LCFF Community Conversation on July 26th.