Help those hurting
Victim Support Services, a local nonprofit that provides assistance to victims of crime and their families, is seeking volunteer advocates. The volunteers would answer calls to hotlines from home on evenings and weekends. A required training starts Sept. 10 and requires two weekends. More info: julie@ victimsupportservices.org, 425-252-6081.
Car names: Do you name your car? Street Smarts is planning a roundup of the most memorable and creative car names, and there’s still time to get in your submission. Send us your name, your hometown, the year, make and model of your car, its name and how it got its name to email@example.com.
Dog park update: The city of Lynnwood continues to plan for its first off-leash dog park. The location is the northwest corner of Lynndale Park along Olympic View Drive. The City Council now has to review a proposed construction budget of about $50,000. The plan calls for a .6-acre space, 9 parking stalls,
benches, a water station, a kiosk built by an Eagle Scout candidate and agility equipment. Construction is expected to take six months. The money for the project is coming from real estate taxes, city documents show. Lynnwood has been considering a park of this kind to provide a “highly demanded service” for more than a decade, documents show.