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News roundup: Zoo names sloth bear cubs, S Spa moving, PNA jobs, city meetings about school renovations

Here’s a roundup of various news in the neighborhood and beyond.

Woodland Park Zoo has finally named its 15-week-old male sloth bear cubs: Deemak and Kartick. You can get updates on the cubs here, and see video of them here.

Photo by John Loughlin, Woodland Park Zoo.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is still looking for a Ballard Preschool Co-op Teacher and a Ballard Preschool Co-op Parent Educator.

S Spa is moving from 8011 Greenwood Ave. N. to Edmonds.

The City is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Cascadia Elementary School, 1700 N. 90th St., about proposed zoning modifications to the adjacent Robert Eagle Staff Middle School (1330 N. 90th St.) to reduce the setback for field lighting. You can comment at the meeting, or in writing by April 16 to Maureen Sheehan at Maureen.Sheehan@seattle.gov.

The City is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Green Lake Elementary School, 2400 N. 65th St., about proposed renovation plans at Daniel Bagley Elementary School (7821 Stone Ave. N.), which require zoning departures, including increased building height and fewer than required on-site parking spots. You can comment at the meeting or in writing before, by emailing comments to Maureen Sheehan at maureen.sheehan@seattle.gov by April 23.

The Seattle Public Library has launched a new website.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is accepting applications for its People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE), a civic leadership development program. Spring Quarter runs June 2-30.

During the 5-week program, 25-30 emerging leaders (18 years and up) will learn hands-on strategies for community building, accessing government, and inclusive engagement from experts in the field. PACE has a strong focus on Seattle’s community and the city’s governmental structure and processes.

Spring Quarter will be held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Topics include: Approaches to Leadership, Accessing City Government, Community Organizing, Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement, Public Speaking, Conflict Resolution, and more.

Tuition for the 5-week program is $100. Tuition assistance is available. To apply, visit seattle.gov/PACE. Applications for all quarters are accepted on a rolling basis. The application deadline for the upcoming Spring Quarter is Monday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m.

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