Daily Archives: August 12, 2008

Blackout hits B.I.

A Tuesday-morning power outage caused by a malfunctioning electrical transformer played havoc with residents of some 1,200 homes on central and northern Bainbridge Island trying to get ready for work.

The outage, caused by the transformer in the Port Madison area, began at 7:14 a.m. and lasted until 8:02 a.m., according to a Puget Sound Energy spokeswoman.

Residents who dressed in the dark then encountered delays on State Route 305, where north- and central-island traffic signals were blackened.

Salmon Canyon Cafe ‘family’ sticks together after tragedy

I’ve only eaten at the Salmon Canyon Cafe once, shortly after it opened just over a year ago. I could tell the place was already a fixture for south-enders wanting a no nonsense breakfast.

Talking to the restaurant’s regulars and writing this story (below) makes me wish I’d gone there more often, and that owner David Ortiz will make a speedy recovery and open Salmon Canyon’s doors again.

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