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News roundup: Food Bank fundraising, Naked City’s anniversary, preschool teacher job, Bureau of Fearless Ideas expanding, Great Washington ShakeOut coming up, ‘heavy commercial’ zoning put on hold in Aurora-Licton Springs Urban Village

FamilyWorks, which runs the Greenwood Food Resource Center, raised $6,250 during September’s Hunger Action Month. That’s $250 more than the goal.

Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., is launching its Second Saturday Cinema with a free, family-friendly matinee screening of the 2016 animated movie “Trolls” on Saturday, Oct. 14. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; movie starts at 12 p.m. That Saturday is also an all-day celebration of Naked City’s 9th anniversary, with special beers, movie-themed food specials, and a free bluegrass concert at 6 p.m. with 3 Play Ricochet.

Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for a Ballard Preschool Co-op Teacher. Read the full job description and application details here.

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (our neighborhood’s non-profit student tutoring and writing center), is expanding to another location at Yesler Terrace, and they’re celebrating from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. The new BFI is at Hoa Mai Gardens Field Office, 221 10th Ave. S., Suite 174.

The luxury menswear company Alial Fital, at 6103 Phinney Ave. N., has transformed into Gibran, which offers upscale boutique clothing for men, women and children. It’s still owned by former NFL player Gibran Hamdan, who turned to sewing and fashion after retiring from football.

The Great Washington ShakeOut is Thursday, Oct. 19, when schools, businesses, communities and families practice their earthquake preparedness skills. Tsunami alert sirens will be tested at 10:19 a.m. and NOAA weather radios set to receive the required monthly test will also activate in every coastal community in the state (except for Sandy Point in Whatcom County, which has opted out of the test). Keep in mind that the old adage was to have three days worth of emergency supplies on hand; however, new guidelines recommend two weeks of supplies.

The City Council recently unanimously approved legislation to place a temporary moratorium on new “heavy commercial” auto-oriented developments in the Aurora-Licton Springs Urban Village, until new zoning is adopted to create more housing, mixed use and pedestrian accessible businesses in the Aurora Avenue corridor. (Developments already permitted won’t be affected.)

Councilmember Debora Juarez introduced the legislation, which was championed by the two-year-old neighborhood group Aurora Licton Urban Village. The city has Aurora-Licton Springs as a Residential Urban Village with boundaries from North 84th to North 110th streets, and Fremont/Linden avenues to Wallingford Avenue.

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