Casting Call for Transformers Extras

As posted on the Shoreline Film Office Facebook page:  A Paramount Pictures feature film is casting PAID extras to work in early October in Washington state, west of Olympia. Looking for business and military types, very clean-cut and athletic. Please submit a CURRENT casual picture to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You must include your cell phone number, height, weight, and clothing sizes/measurements.

MACECOM Oct 8 Meeting

The regular monthly meeting (2nd tues of month) of the MACECOM Governance and Legislative board will be Tue Oct 8th at 3:00 pm at the Shelton Civic Center. The agenda will be out on Monday.

Public Hearing: Plastic Bag Ban

The City of Olympia has set a public hearing to discuss a proposed ordinance to ban single-use plastic shopping bags.

Public hearing details:
Tuesday, October 8 @ 7 p.m.
Council Chambers at City Hall
601 4th Ave E, Olympia
Citizens are encouraged to attend the hearing and provide their input. If adopted, the ordinance will apply to businesses within Olympia's city limits. The City of Tumwater and unincorporated Thurston County have already adopted the ordinance. Other cities and towns in Thurston County may schedule public hearings in the future.
Read the ordinance language at  This page also contains the report Reducing Our Use: Plastic Shopping Bags, community survey results, history of the process, and a spot to sign up for project email alerts.

Rain-Delayed Bridge Work Rescheduled

OLYMPIA – Necessary repairs to bridge joints on Interstate 5 in the Olympia area will require lane and ramp closures overnight Friday. The work had been scheduled previously but was cancelled due to rain. At 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, Washington State Department of Transportation bridge maintenance crews will close the following facilities:

•    northbound I-5 lane near the I-5/US 101 merge;
•    the left lane of southbound US 101 approaching I-5;
•    the Deschutes Parkway on-ramp to northbound I-5.

The lanes and ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.