This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time, many students and other renters leave vast piles of unwanted belongings on the curb as they change apartments. These items are often taken home by others as the population garbage picks the piles. When someone asks where you got an item, you reply "Hippie Christmas."
The first of its kind in the United States, the general strike occurred citywide in Seattle after sufficient post-war concessions weren't made to Seattle's labor groups.
Nickname for Atlanta that comes from the generally sticky-hot weather in the city.
A traffic light - otherwise known in other parts of the US as a stop light...
This is how a New Yorker might say "orange".