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City may use its eminent domain to help teen center By Caleb Heeringa

Sammamish is considering using eminent domain to acquire a strip of land necessary to add a second driveway to the teen recreation center. The 7,355 square feet of property, located directly south of the recreation center near the corner of 228th Avenue and Inglewood Hill Road, contains some landscaping and a large sign for The Knolls at Inglewood Hill apartment complex. City staff say they need the property to build a second entrance and exit point to the parking lot north of the building. As is, there is only one entrance to the lot, off of 228th.

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The city would take land in this area to make a new entrance to the old library. Due to the center’s proximity to the intersection, northbound traffic on 228th cannot turn left,

meaning they have to continue See DOMAIN, Page 2

Firefighters’ union in contract talks with Eastside Fire & Rescue By Caleb Heeringa

As Eastside Fire & Rescue union representatives and board members sit down to hammer out a new labor deal, firefighters point to the numerous concessions they’ve made in recent years in response to the economic recession. Board members, beholden to their own city and fire district budgets and wary of the increasing costs of fire service, say their agencies are still feeling the effect of the recession. Neither side will comment publically on the specifics of ongoing negotiations, but the talks are sure to be important to both sides in an agency that has seen contentious budget battles

in the past. “I’m hopeful that we can get a contract that is satisfactory (to firefighters) but still recognizes that economic conditions haven’t really improved,” said Sammamish Mayor Don Gerend, one of the city’s two representatives on the EFR board. “Everyone is cinching up their belts across the board and public safety is a major expense at the city level.” Deputy Chief Wes Collins said that the union and board hope to decide this month whether they’ll extend the current labor contract, renegociate certain parts of the current contract or start from scratch on a new agreement. A full-scale renegociation would likely start

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in June or July and could last through the end of the year, he said, possibly leaving the board responsible for setting up 2012’s budget without knowing what they’ll have to spend on wages. Craig Hooper, president of IAFF 2878, which represents EFR firefighters, said union members have gone out of their way to help the board balance the agency’s budget when revenues fell in recent years. The current labor contract calls for the agency to compare its wages with neighboring fire departments when determining annual wage increases, which led to wage hikes as high as three or four percent several years ago. See CONTRACT, Page 3

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Clint Eastwood, kneeling third from right, kneling, taught lifeguard training classes at Beaver Lake in 1953.

Clint Eastwood swam here By Phil Dougherty

Ever hear that Clint Eastwood taught lifeguard training classes at the National Red Cross Aquatic School held at Beaver Lake one summer? It’s true, and a little research not only adds details to the story but provides pictures of a young Eastwood at Beaver Lake just before his leap from obscurity to celebrity. Eastwood was born in San Francisco in 1930. He graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1949, about the same time his parents moved to Seattle. He opted not to follow, instead working various jobs up and down the West Coast, including working as a lifeguard and later teaching lifeguard training

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classes. But he did spend some time in Seattle. He was a lifeguard at Renton’s Kennydale Beach in the summer of 1949 or 1950, and even then he had no trouble attracting women. George Wyse, the athletic supervisor for King County who hired Eastwood for the Kennydale gig, explained years later in an interview: “He was a nice-looking young kid, well-built. He drew quite a gang of young ladies around him.” Eastwood was drafted into the Army some months after the Korean War broke out in the summer of 1950. But he stayed stateside during the war, and by the summer of 1953 was back in

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City plans Earth Day festivities By Caleb Heeringa

Sammamish families are invited to come celebrate Earth Day among the city’s bounty of natural blessings Saturday, April 30. Beaver Lake Park, and the Lodge in particular, will serve as the setting for the city’s celebration, which will insclude guided nature walks, displays of local birds of prey and food and games. The event starts at 10 a.m. “We’re hoping lots of families come join us, or anyone interested in learning about what they can do to help their environment locally,” Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Sanders said of the event. In the eco-friendly spirit of the holiday and with parking space limited, the city is asking residents to walk, bike or carpool to the event. The city will also be officially receiving its Community Wildlife Habitat certification

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Seattle and living with his parents at 1917 33rd Ave. S. in Seattle, near Colman Park. In June 1953, he taught lifeguard training at the Red Cross Aquatic School at Beaver Lake. It was quite a coup in 1939 when Gus and Lulu Bartels, owners of Beaver Lake’s Four Seasons Resort, successfully negotiated

We’re hoping lots of families come join us, or anyone interested in learning about what they can do to help their environment locally.” – Dawn Sanders, Volunteer coordinator – from the National Wildlife Foundation at around noon. Organizers have lined up a host of activities for the event, including: ◆ Guided nature walks through the park, featuring information on the flora and fauna of the park. ◆ A raptor display inside Beaver Lake Lodge. ◆ An appearance by NWF mascot Ranger Rick. ◆ A telescope display allowing kids to see the microscopic organisms in the lake.

with the Red Cross to select Beaver Lake as its permanent Northwest location for its aquatic school. (In 1954, the year after Eastwood’s stint at Beaver Lake, the Issaquah Press reported that there were only five such schools in the country.) Ten-day classes were held at Beaver Lake in mid-to-late June for many years between 1939 and 1956, though it’s not clear if they were held there every single year. The 1953 aquatic school began

◆ A “recycling relay” competition, in which contestants compete to be the first person to correctly put recyclables in the right bins. ◆ Live music. ◆ Information on energy and water conservation techniques around the home. ◆ Information on how to get involved with the Sammamish Farmer’s Market and upcoming Community Garden project. ◆ Demonstrations teaching children how to fish. Organizers are still looking for volunteers with fishing experience who would like to contribute their time to the event. Anyone who is interested should contact Sanders at 425295-0556 or Reporter Caleb Heeringa can be reached at 392-6434. ext. 247, or To comment on this story, visit

on June 16 and ended on June 26. Thirty-nine trainees from as far away as Utah participated, representing police departments, Northwest industries, and youth groups. Participants plunked down $45 ($375 in 2011 dollars) for the course. This also covered room and board at the resort, which had been purchased in 1950 by Dick and Ruth Anderson and renamed Andy’s Beaver Lake Resort (usually just called Andy’s). Trainees could choose to specialize in first

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north on the road and make a Uturn. Adding the entrance to the south would allow drivers to get into or out of the property from Inglewood Hill Road. At the April 5 City Council meeting, Parks Director Jessi Richardson said the city has been in contact with the property owners – Pensylvania-based CMS Companies – off-and-on for about a year. The city hired a property appraiser who estimated the property’s value at $110,000. Richardson said the city has yet to receive a counter-offer and is seeking the council’s approval to start condemnation proceedings – the first step in city taking the property through eminent domain. “We’ve reached an impasse and are proceeding with the (condemnation) ordinance,” Richardson told the council. Jeff Schumaker, vice president of real estate for CMS, said in an interview that the company is still dedicated to getting the prop-

aid or water safety work. Eastwood evidently taught both classes, and two pictures of him at work appear in the Seattle Times on June 27, 1953. One shows him demonstrating artificial respiration with a group of other instructors, while the other is a pleasing close-up of Eastwood demonstrating a pair of “water wings,” wet knotted pants with its legs filled with air, that serve as an effective flotation device in the absence of a life vest.

erty to the city and is in the process of getting their own appraisal done. He said CMS has its own legal hoops to jump through due to a loan the company took out on the property that requires permission from the lender before any of the property is sold. “We’re working towards an amicable resolution with the city,” he said. Sammamish City Attorney Bruce Disend said most of these sorts of cases are settled outside of court, though the city has budgeted up to $350,000 in this bienium’s budget to pay for the property and court costs if they are necessary. Disend said condemnation proceedings typically boil down to “a battle of real estate apprasiers” debating how much money the land is worth. “The principle issue in most condemnation matters is not whether or not (a city) has the authority to take land for a public purpose,” Disend said. The principal issue is the value of the land being taken – in other words: money.” A second reading for the condemnation ordinance is scheduled for April 18.

Water safety instruction at the school also included survival techniques using a dishpan, and using heavy boots. The weather was cool and rainy for nearly the entire course, and the classes weren’t easy. The instructors were “lifebuoys” and the trainees “scum,” and the lifebuoys kept the scum on their toes, for example delighting in keeping them out in a cold wind and rain for almost two hours while drilling them on the intricacies of canoe instruction. But it wasn’t all work and no play. A couple of evenings both lifebuoys and scum joined together for costume parties, and meals were occasions for joking and singing. Another evening near the end of the course the lifebuoys initiated the scum, officiated by a freshwater King Neptune. The school may have also put on a public demonstration of water safety and first aid techniques on Sunday, June 21. Press accounts describe such Sunday public demonstrations during other years, including 1954, but don’t mention it in 1953. Eastwood returned to Kennydale Beach after the aquatic school ended and worked as a lifeguard there for at least some part of the summer of 1953. But his life soon changed. By the end of 1953 he was married and living in Los Angeles — and you know the rest of the story. And what otherwise would be a long-forgotten Red Cross training course at Beaver Lake instead became a singular thread in the tapestry of Sammamish history.


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Michele Petitti to retire from Sammamish City Council By Caleb Heeringa

Ten years is enough for Councilwoman Michele Petitti. The Beaver Lake resident, who has been on the council since 2002, announced at the end of the April 5 City Council meeting that she would not seek reelection to a fourth term this fall. In a later interview, Petitti said she felt she didn’t have as much time to devote to the job as she used to, having gone from a parttime job to a full-time position as the director of development for the YMCA on the Eastside two years ago. She said she felt it was time to step aside and let someone else take the reigns. “I think there’s a lot of worthy

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With the agency facing a revenue crunch, the union agreed to forgo that process and freeze their wages in 2010 and tie their increase in 2011 to the cost of living – about one-fifth of 1 percent. The union also agreed to change overtime rules to allow a less-experienced firefighter to cover for a sick co-worker who was higher up the organizational ladder, meaning the agency wouldn’t have to pay another firefighter overtime to cover that position. Faced with a budget crunch in late 2009, union leadership also took it upon themselves to find a cheaper medical plan for employees that has saved the agency upwards of $50,000 a year in medical costs. With medical costs rising every year, the union also agreed to a deal that caps the agency’s portion of increases to health insurance at 6 percent until 2014. Hooper said some firefighters feel the board doesn’t fully appreciate the compromises they’ve made in recent years. “We do something that helps the budget and (the board) is grateful for it and then a few months later they come back and want something else from us,” Hooper said. “It’d be nice if we could get more recognition (from the board) for what we’ve done for the department and the community.” Hooper declined to comment on what, specifically, the union has requested be included in their new contract, but did say he was hopeful the board would consider changing firefighters work schedule to a “48/96.” The department currently

and qualified people out there that take the ship and steer it in whatever the next direction is,” Petitti said. Petitti served as mayor of the city in 2005 and 2006 and has put in her time representing the city at numerous regional boards and associations, including the Growth Management Planning Council and Suburban Cities Association. She’s been an advocate for historic preservation during her tenure and is perhaps the council’s strongest advocate for the Freed House project. The Sammamish Heritage Society is working on fundraising to relocate and refurbish the 115year-old farm house to host community events, though the city has yet to find a suitable location

uses the so-called “Modified Detroit” model – one day on, one off, one on, one off, one on and four off. Some firefighters say going back and forth from on days to off days prevents them from developing good sleeping patterns and increases the likelihood of a fatigued employee coming to work. Hooper said firefighters would prefer to work two 24-hour shifts in a row and then get four days off – allowing a smoother transition between on time and off time and cutting down on commute time and sick leave.

for the home. “It’s been difficult to get broad support on the council – it’s always been one of those half and half issues,” Petitti said. “We had support for a plan and then the economy changed and people started looking for things to cut

out of the budget and (the Freed House) took a hit.” Petitti said the lack of a conclusion to the Freed House issue has been “a big disappointment” during her time on the council, though she is hopeful that the council will support the project if advocates are able to make headway in raising money for the project. Regardless of the Freed House’s fate, Petitti said it’s important for the city to maintain ties with its history. She said she’d like to see some sort of building around the city dedicated to educating the public on local history. “There needs to be something,” Petitti said. “Some kind of place that can be an icon – someplace the community can come

together.” Mayor Don Gerend, who has been on the council since the city’s incorporation, praised Petitti’s leadership and service to the community. He said her equestrian background and passion for historical preservation were a valuable contribution to the council. “She brought a broad perspective and dedication to the position,” he said. “It was good to have a lot of different perspectives on the council – it provided for more lively discussion and hopefully better decisions.” Councilwoman Nancy Whitten praised Petitti’s leadership in opening the Lake Sammamish Trail in 2004, despite the protes-

The union asked the board to consider the schedule changes last September but the board said they didn’t feel comfortable without more study of the potential impacts. At the time, the board suggested that the issue come up in this year’s contract talks. “I’m hopeful the board will give some consideration to it,” Hooper said. “I’m disappointed with how it turned out (in September).” At the city of Sammamish’s council retreat in February, Deputy Chief Jeff Griffin, who along with the rest of the admin-

istrative staff is not unionized, warned the council that the union might be looking to “recapture” the wage increases they turned down in recent years. The board has been able to hammer out budgets the last two years that saw relatively small cost increases – Sammamish is paying 0.75 percent more this year, compared to a 5 percent or higher increase several years ago. With the union feeling that they’ve made plenty of sacrifices, Griffin warned that might not come so easy next year. “(Union negotiations) can turn

in a heartbeat when things get contentious,” Griffin told the council and city staff at the retreat. “People feel like they’ve held back. They feel like they deserve a higher level (of wages of benefits) and they have nothing left to give … As a company we care about the people that work for us, but we have limited resources to give.”

No other decisions Michele Petitti’s seat is one of three that is up for election in November. Veteran council members Mark Cross and Nancy Whitten, whose current terms are coming to and end, both said they’ve yet to decide whether they will run for reelection. Both said they hope to make a decision in the coming weeks.

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Review editorial Hey look, there’s hope in Olympia! In an otherwise dismal legislative session where the gloom of drastic budget cuts rules the order of the day, there is an unexpected bright spot. His name is Glenn Anderson, 5th District representative from Fall City. We’ve always known Anderson to be colorful, but this year he seems more inspired to make waves even if it’s just for the sake of discussion. He has been doing less finger-pointing and is sometimes more inclined to follow his heart than his political party. Take for example, Anderson’s proposal to increase B&O taxes on the high revenue corporations. What, a Republican wanting to raise taxes ever, let alone in the year when all the talk is about sparking businesses by lowering the B&O tax? Anderson is following his passion and commitment to higher education. The temporary increase would have bumped the financial support for colleges and universities. That proposed amendment to the state budget went nowhere, but he has introduced House Bill 2032 that would eliminate the onerous B&O tax, opting instead for a flat-rate corporate income tax. If approved as part of a proposed constitutional amendment, the voters would get their say in November. More in line with his conservative roots, Anderson wants a 7 percent cap on state sales tax, and the total state and local government sales tax to be capped at 10 percent. Currently the sales tax in Sammamish is 9.5 percent. We hope other legislators are listening. On the lighter side, Anderson proposed a “joke amendment” that would reimburse the price of pizza eaten by medical marijuana patients to help combat the food cravings while under the influence of medical cannabis. Anderson went so far as to limit the reimbursement to no more than three toppings, no delivery charges and no tips. We like your light side, Anderson. Thanks for the chuckle. But we also like the initiative to put forth some creative solutions. Put up your dukes and keep fighting — for a better Washington.

OPINION Sammamish Forum Muslims are welcome I applaud your editorial, “Muslims Welcome in Sammamish” in the April 6 edition I received today. Let’s hope Sammamish takes this moment to show itself to be the embodiment of true American ideals: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that all men are created equal. The increasing diversity of our community strengthens it for all. Ron Soukup Sammamish

Or maybe not entirely OK politically correct editorial I hate to pop your bubble. I’m all for freedom of religion in all it’s forms except when one “holy” book says either you believe as I do or I am commanded to kill you. I know all Muslims don’t believe that but their Koran does. I’m not a racist or a bigot just an infidel and proud of it. Ed Roberts Sammamish

Let the dogs hunt Referring to Bob McCoy’s letter to the editor in Sammamish Review of April 4, 2011, I support the hunting of cougar with dogs in selected state game units where they have become a demonstrated problem. I had difficulty following Mr. McCoy’s logic, but he tried to provide a piecemeal set of arguments to oppose all cougar hunts. Game management science is cited in the state legislation, and state game management supports select unit hunts. What disjointed logic will McCoy throw at us next? Perhaps he will use the worn-out American liberal line that goes like this: “Well, the cougar were here first.”

ulations. Environmental sustainability is the ability of earth’s systems to function as intended, providing us all with clean water and air. We can’t talk about sustaining the environment without knowing first what the state of the environment is. The city has only updated two of the six drainage basin plans within Sammamish. We are still missing assessments of our streams for wildlife habitat, especially in Ebright Creek and other Kokanee salmon streams. Ebright Creek is being impacted by development and has already been adversely affected in recent years by landslides in its ravine due to increased winter flows. Friends of Pine Lake, a volunteer nonprofit organization, have monitored Ebright Creek for water quality, including temperature and turbidity since 2000. The city is taking over the monitoring but will only monitor flow, eliminating monitoring of other indicators necessary in determining the stream’s ability to maintain its biological integrity. Monitoring for habitat conditions is of the utmost importance if we are to make knowledgeable decisions regarding storm water regulations and issues of sustainability. The salmon in streams are like our canaries in a coal mine. Kokanee populations have dwindled in the last decade to so few that a program of supplementation has been undertaken. However, that will not bring the fish back if their habitat continues to degrade. The wild food chain is unraveling to the detriment of everyone. There are no more excuses. We must apply the most updated science to the whole city rather than continue to use the outdated 1998 storm water manual.

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struggle along, signs of hope are tenuous at best. Our esteemed president has done his best to avoid leadership on the domestic front and exhibit shockingly poor judgment in foreign affairs. As we edge closer to the brink of financial meltdown, Obama is still milking the government for Spring Break vacations and his weekly round of golf. Amazingly ,we got better service from Jimmy Carter as president than Obama. Obama’s abdication of responsibility, reckless leadership and sheer incompetence, I fear, has damaged the USA for at least a decade. The era of brinksmanship negotiations with the Senate Democrats led by comrade Harry Reid, who refuses to give up on spending borrowed money (43 cents per dollar), is now upon us. Reckless liberal extremism with unbudgeted spending created and sanctioned by the socialist team of Obama/Reid/Pelosi/Cantwell/ Murray has put our country in such a deep debt hole that we are almost at the point of no return. We are at a defining moment in our country and the definition of what is right and what is wrong See FORUM, Page 5

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Soaring Eagle transfer proceeding King County is holding a public hearing that could finalize a deal to transfer 30 acres of Soaring Eagle Park to the city of Sammamish. Under an ordinance before the county council, a ban on development would be lifted from 30 acres of the park, which would then be given to the city. The rest of the 600acre park would be protected from development and kept in its natural state. Sammamish Parks Director Jessi Richardson said the terms of the deal would allow the city to eventually build sports fields on the property, as had been discussed during negotiations that wrapped up in 2008. But she said the city has not yet completed a master plan for the property, which will determine

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exactly how the property will be developed. It’s unclear when that plan will come before the parks commission and City Council. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 18 in room 1001 at the King County Courthouse in Seattle.

Development on par with last year Development in Sammamish appears to be happening on pace with last year’s numbers, though city staff are still hopeful 2011 will see more homes built than in 2010. Community Development Director Kamuron Gurol told the council at its April 5 meeting that the city had issued 38 permits for new single-family residences thus far, putting it on See DEVELOP, Page 7



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must be crystallized through the electorate. Destructive Democrat Machine politics are now in front of the voters and we see what terrible wrongs they have brought upon us. Election Season is beginning and I urge the voters of this community to throw out Obama and Cantwell in the 2012 election. If you like vacant stores in your shopping centers and vacant houses in your neighborhood, then vote for the fools with the (D) behind their names. They will certainly guarantee your bankruptcy as well.

tations of many lakefront homeowners. “She has an enthusiasm and a positiveness in terms of things she wants to see happen,” Whitten said. “She will be missed.” Petitti said she chose to announce her intentions early so that others in the community had plenty of time to decide whether they’d run for the open seat and start fundraising. She said she raised about $12,000 the last time she ran and was surprised how little that got her. “That just barely paid for a couple of mailers and some ads,” she said. After finishing up the rest

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of her term, Petitti said she plans on rejoining a Tuesday night book club that she had to give up to attend weekly council meetings. She said she’d also remain engaged in the city’s community center process and may be personally involved if the city looks into having the YMCA run the facility, as has been discussed. Reporter Caleb Heeringa can be reached at 392-6434, ext. 247 o To comment on this story, visit

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POlice Blotter Slashed tire A resident on the 1700 block of 211th Place Northeast found a tire of their vehicle cut open April 2. The vandalism occurred sometime between 9:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. Police have no suspects.

Sketchy employment A Sammamish woman contacted police March 31 after becoming suspicious about a job she had recently gotten over Craigslist. The woman responded to an advertisement for a parttime bookkeeper. The employer, who claimed to be on business in England, told the woman he would be forwarding her checks that she was to

SAMMAMISH REVIEW cash in her own bank account. She was then to deduct her wages and wait for further instructions on what to do with the rest of the money. The woman told the employer that she was uncomfortable handling money this way until she met him in person. The employer then cut off contact with the woman, prompting her to go to police. Police are unsure if the checks are fraudulent and are investigating the incident.

Smash and grab A resident living at The Knolls at Inglewood HIll had his backpack stolen from his unlocked vehicle the evening of March 30. The bag contained a sweatshirt and prescription medication. Police have no suspects.

Bad criminal A 24-year-old Carnation man visited the Sammamish Police

station March 30 and asked if he could be fingerprinted “to find out how to make his warrant go away,” according to the police report. Police gathered the man’s information and realized he had an outstanding felony warrant for drug possession. He was arrested and booked into King County Jail.

Burglary An estimated $24,000 worth of jewelry and electronics were stolen from a home on the 1200 block of 210th Avenue Northeast. The family left to visit Vancouver, B.C. March 28 and returned the next day to find a sliding glass door shattered and the house ransacked. Handmade silk rugs, laptops, cameras and jewelry were among the items taken. Neighbors reported seeing a dark colored SUV near the home the night of the burglary but could not provide a suspect description. Police found several fingerprints in the home and continue to investigate.

Secret shopper scam An alert Sammamish woman contacted police after receiving a suspicious check in the mail March 29. The check came with instructions asking the woman to cash the check at her bank and then use the money to buy things at local stores while evaluating their customer service.

The woman was then supposed to wire $2,400 to England while acting as a secret shopper at Western Union. Police say several local residents have fallen victim to this scam.

No-contact violation A 36-year-old Sammamish man was arrested on suspicion of violating a no-contact order March 27 for allegedly coming back to his estranged wife’s home. The man allegedly came to the home and threatened to take the couple’s child with him and never return. The couple has a court order forbidding the man from being within 500 feet of the home. Police took the man into custody and will be suggesting he be charged with violation of a court order.

You can’t deputize yourself A 42-year-old Sammamish man could face a felony charge after allegedly claiming to be a police officer during a road rage incident. A 27-year-old Sammamish woman and 28-yearold Maple Valley man were driving near Southeast 20th Street and 212th Avenue Southeast just after midnight March 26. The couple told police that a silver BMW drove up behind them at a high rate of speed and tailgated them, flashing its headlights. The man, who told police that he had probably been driv-

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ing too slowly over speed bumps in the area, pulled over and got out of his car to see what was the matter and get the license plate of the BMW. The BMW driver, described as a white male with brown hair, told the man that he was a Sheriff’s Deputy. Not seeing any signs that this was true and intimidated by the man’s aggressive demeanor, the man got back into his car and drove away. The BMW driver continued to follow close behind the man and his fiancée before heading south on 212th Avenue. The man called police and gave them the BMW’s license plate. Police went to the home of the registered owner, located on the 21500 block of Southeast 1st Place. The owner of the home, who police described as angry and confrontational, denied having told anyone that he was a police officer. The man at first said that he had been home sleeping when the road rage incident occurred, then changed his story and said that he had been driving in his neighborhood and come across the couple in their vehicle. The man said he thought the couple were “up to no good” and told them to leave his neighborhood. He complained to police that “strange vehicles with teenagers frequently drive around his street” and that “he and his neighbors are sick of it,” according to the police report. The man allowed police to look inside his garage, where they found a silver BMW that was dripping water from the exterior. Police continue to investigate and will be presenting the victimized couple with a photo lineup including the man’s picture.

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The local artists behind Sammamish’s tree socks braved rain, wind and hail to put up the spring installation of the city’s most notable pieces of public art April 2. Suzanne Tidwell estimated that the three-dimensional leaves and flowers on the spring socks meant 30 to 50 percent more synthetic yarn went into this installation, which cover several bare tree stumps in front of the entrance to Eastlake High School, off 228th Avenue. The city council recently threw their support behind the project, with the caveat that it only last through the end of the year. The city plans to remove the stumps in 2012. Tidwell said about half of the yarn for the project was recycled from old afghans that she and local residents Beth Newfeld and Pam Pruneau bought from second-hand stores. The project is being funded by a $3,000 grant from King County arts agency 4Culture, which gets the majority of its funding from a tax on hotels and motels, which are most often used by residents from outside the county. The city has received dozens of comments from the public about the socks – about 40 percent of which are not in favor. Tidwell said she expected the criticism from the beginning. “Art is subjective,” she said. “As an artist, you don’t want to create something that makes people go, ‘Eh, whatever.’ You want that love it or hate it feeling … You’re always going to have your critics. No one is going to agree on everything.” Tidwell said she hopes that the spring socks will now bring about some spring weather. “We did our part to put some spring up – now it’s time for Mother Nature to give us some more sun,” she said. The spring socks will be replaced with different colored versions sometime this summer. Reporter Caleb Heeringa can be reached at 392-6434. ext. 247, or To comment on this story, visit

pace to issue 152 for the year – about equal to the 155 it issued last year. City Manager Ben Yazici said staff has been fielding more questions from interested developers and that he’s hopeful the city will issue between 175 and 200 permits by the end of the year. Yazici noted that Sammamish went from issuing more than 450 building permits in 2008 to only 67 in 2009 following the worst of the recession and collapse of the housing bubble. Sammamish receives much of its tax revenue from the sale of homes.

Catch a license before state fishing season starts Photo by Caleb Heeringa

The new springtime tree socks were revealed last week.

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Skyline grad helping Africans By Christopher Huber

Kristin Klein longs for the day when she moves to Uganda permanently. The 2009 Skyline graduate and current sophomore at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego has developed a heart for the youth of that country, so much so that she is training to be a teacher and spending all her “free time” mobilizing friends, family and fellow college students nation-wide to help bring a good night’s sleep to children in one outreach center in Uganda. On May 23, Klein and her classmate Amanda Cook will travel back to Uganda to teach English, science, sanitation and HIV/AIDS prevention for six weeks at the Hope Child Care Program in Bulanga, Uganda. They will spend another five weeks in Kenya, working with youth in another orphanage. Not only will the university students be teaching various academic subjects, but also once in Uganda, they will purchase mattresses, bedding and mosquito nets for the orphans who live there, she said. In addition to coming up with $4,000 each to travel to and spend 11 weeks in Africa, Klein

and Cook are raising $4,000 to buy the bed sets, nets and pillows. Klein had been there before — it changed her life, she said. “I knew I wanted do something more this time,” she said. They’re not just asking for money, either. Klein, Cook and

On the Web: See Kristin Klein’s “Love Uganda” video at =XKMaZDmSS9o. Learn about the cause or follow Klein’s experience at friends have spent the past months networking with organizations, galvanizing students and promoting their cause through selling their custom-made “Love Uganda” T-shirts. It might not sound like the quickest way to raise that kind of cash, but people all over the United States have put in orders to add momentum to the cause, Klein said. “This girl is so driven,” said Sarah Rainwater, a Skyline world studies teacher. “We need more people like her.”

Klein clearly remembers when she was inspired to travel to Africa and do anything she could to help children in need. During her freshman year at Skyline, she watched a presentation and video from the Invisible Children organization — childsoldier advocates — and was instantly convinced she needed to do something. “My dream was always to go to Uganda,” Klein said. And when she went the first time in 2010, “it was the best experience of my entire life.” She recalls people’s absolute joy, despite having next to nothing, materially. She later learned that 30 of the 150 children at the child care program still sleep on the floor and without mosquito nets. And many of the mattresses the center does have are urinesaturated, she said. “It really hit me,” Klein said. “Why should I get a bed (as a volunteer) while there’s kids sleeping on the floor?” The drive began as a small idea to sell T-shirts, but blossomed into friends helping with designs for the shirts, and others offering to make personalized pilSee ORPHANS, Page 11

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Kristin Klein, on bottom, is selling shirts to support an orphanage in Uganda.

Sammamish woman honored for her excellence in engineering By Christopher Huber


Joan Robinson-Berry won the Golden Torch award from the National Society of Black Engineers.

Growing up in eastern Los Angeles County, Joan Robinson-Berry had a knack for math. Airplanes and aviation fascinated her, too, but coming from her humble circumstances she couldn’t figure out how to connect her interests to a study program or career field, she said. Thanks to a friend who pushed and guided her, Robinson pursued her passion in the engineering field. “It wasn’t something I had any exposure to,” Robinson-Berry said. “I stumbled into it.” She eventually completed her undergraduate work in engineering and went on to receive master’s degrees in math and business, she said. She has spent much of her career with Boeing, working with small businesses and aspiring young engineers to establish partnerships and training programs throughout the industry. Because of her efforts on the job,

Robinson-Berry, of Sammamish, recently received the Golden Torch Award for Outstanding Woman in Technology from the National Society of Black Engineers, according to a society press release. The award is one of many she recently had received for her work as a small business liaison officer for Boeing and director of Small/Diverse Business & Strategic Alliance for Boeing Defense¸ Space & Security. “I think it’s just a confirmation, that somebody is recognizing my work,” she said. People who work with her note her non-stop work ethic, personable approach to big business and drive to inspire others in the engineering arena. “She’s one of the smartest people I’ve come across in my 35 years with the Boeing Company,” said Liz Riede, senior manager of business operations. “I work for her directly and I love it.” Robinson-Berry has lived in

Sammamish for six years, she said, and has been able to put down some roots in the midst of constant business travel. “Overall it’s been good just to see that she’s enjoying what she’s doing,” said her husband, Chris Berry, who spent his career working in fiber optics. “And it’s nice to see her get her props for working so hard.” The Golden Torch Award seeks to recognize the best and brightest in the engineering, math and science fields, including students and working corporate and government professionals, according to the organization. The award ceremony was the closing event for the annual NSBE convention. In addition to Robinson-Berry’s recognition, others were awarded in Corporate Diversity Leadership, Distinguished Engineer of the Year, Graduate Student of the Year, Lifetime Achievement in Industry and Lifetime Achievement in See TORCH, Page 10


Obituary Charles Franklin Epps Jr. May 3, 1923 – March 24, 2011 Born in Miami, Okla., he died in Seattle. Charles, known to his family as Papa Dugie, was the last survivor of 11 children. He was married to Florence Epps for 63 Charles Franklin years. Epps Jr. He is survived by their three children Barbara Schaefer (and Al), Charnell Jay (and Ray) and Kevin Epps (and Connie); seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Charles was a tile setter by trade and an avid sportsman and great dancer. Gardening and fishing were his passions. Donations are suggested to the Providence Marianwood Foundation.

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Taylor McCarthy to represent state at national student-journalist conference Taylor McCarthy, a Skyline senior, was recently nominated to represent Washington as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2011 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University in Virginia, according to a press release. The conference happens July 10-15. McCarthy will join a group of her peers from around the country to partake in an intensive study of journalism and media. She was chosen based on academic accomplishments and her strong interest and skill in journalism and media studies, the release said. She and her fellow correspondents will participate in various activities that challenge them in problem solving and to explore the creative, practical and ethical tensions that are part of everyday media and journalism. Throughout the weeklong conference, she will

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Texas at Austin in 2009. She is a fashion stylist at Ideeli. The couple live in New York. They plan a May 14, 2011 marriage at St. Mary Cathedral in Austin.

Clayton Wiggins on dean’s list Clayton Wiggins, of Sammamish, was named to the dean’s list at Northeastern University for the fall 2010 semester. To qualify, students must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Wiggins is also a member of the University Honors Program.

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Julia Catalano, of Sammamish, was named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences for the fall 2010 semester. She is the daughter of Dennis and Patricia Catalano. To qualify for dean’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Sean Madgett to marry Kasey Cederburg Sean Madgett, originally from Sammamish and now of New York, is engaged to Kasey Cederburg, of Richmond, Texas. Madgett attended Skyline before moving on to The Pendleton School at IMG Academies. He then attended Emory University and graduated in 2009 with a degree in economics. He is employed by New York Life Insurance Company. Cederberg went to Foster High School, and earned a bachelors degree in textile and apparel design from the University of


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Luke Leisy to marry Jessica Davis Luke Leisy, a 2005 graduate of Eastlake, is set to marry Jessica Davis on April 2 at Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue. Leisy, son of Joel and Mary Leisy, is in the U.S. Army. Davis, daughter of Mike and Val Davis of Bellevue, Graduated from The Master’s College in 2008 and is employed by Costco.

Courtney Duda wins scholarship Courtney Duda, who is set to graduate from Skyline this year, was awarded a $3,500 scholarship to Eastern Washington University through the academic honors scholarship. The award is given to an incoming freshman who has a GPA of 3.7 or higher and demonstrates outstanding academic merit.

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Government, among other categories. To say Robinson-Berry loves the technology field would be major understatement. Her passion for furthering the aerospace and technology industries and providing young people with opportunities there is what drives her. But she gets almost giddy talking about witnessing the Space Shuttle launch from the launchsite control center — the rumble

SAMMAMISH REVIEW of the rocket engines made the hair on her neck stand up, she said. “My whole career has been in tech,” Robinson-Berry said. “It was like being at Disneyland.” Robinson-Berry has spent her entire career working to demystify the idea that math is hard. She acknowledges that she always had a gift for math, but emphatically holds that the subject, as well as aspects of science, is not nearly as difficult as most people make it out to be. In fact, those who clear some initial hurdles and overcome fears of math early on may find a plethora of opportunities in the

ever-growing fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Among all her projects and various recognition from national organizations, Robinson-Berry said she considers recognition in 2010 by the Congressional Black Caucus to be her greatest honor. “That was probably a real highlight for me as well,” she said. Boeing allows her to pursue youth and minority outreach and education opportunities on company time, she said. In fact, company leaders encourage her to do it. Something that drives her is “when they recognize the work

you’re doing is not in vain and is important work,” Robinson-Berry said. “It’s always been more of a life passion and hobby in that area,” she said. Riede said one of RobinsonBerry’s greatest attributes is her capacity to remember things — minute details from months ago even — without writing anything down. Riede also recognized how Robinson-Berry’s humble roots affect her work ethic and drive to inspire others. After working together for years, the two women one day realized they grew up down the street from one another in the Los Angeles

area, Riede said. “She operates with passion in everything she does,” Riede said. “She has a tremendous capacity for compassion, which is rare sometimes in an executive.” Since receiving yet another affirmation for her body of work in the aerospace industry, Robinson-Berry still seems to be going strong. “The coolest thing about my job is … Boeing is about technology; it’s always been about exploring new frontiers, expanding the envelope,” Robinson-Berry said. “I’m part of inspiring change and improving the quality of life for the world. It’s just a blessing.”

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lows for the children, she said. “She really is about making a difference,” said Rainwater, who has started an in-class servicelearning project at Skyline, thanks to the Klein family’s passion for service. “It has this kind of ripple affect.” Klein and friends designed their own graphics for the Tshirts, took their own promotional photos and have created web videos and blog entries about the cause. Although she attends

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classes full-time and works two jobs, Klein didn’t let this project weigh her down. She said she realized that it would be too easy to sit around and think about it, never getting anything done. “We just went for it. You just have trust that its all going to work out,” she said. “It’s been crazy. I’m just so passionate about this that all the business and hard work is worth it.” While Klein and Cook prepare to leave next month, the center’s founder eagerly awaits his two volunteers. “Last year, we had two volun-

teers in May and their contribution led to the good academic performance of the children,” Fred Matovu, the center’s founder, said from Bulanga, Uganda. “As far as Kristin’s voluntary work is concerned, it is going to be a blessing to HCCP due to the fact that she is going to contribute towards the welfare of the kids.” The project to raise money to buy mattresses and nets will do more than lift the children’s spirits and provide physical comfort at night. The mattresses will reduce the risk of infectious diseases like scabies and some allergic reac-

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tions that the youth contract while sleeping on the ground, Matovu said. “I know it’s going to be the best day of my life when I go this summer,” Klein said. “People think I’m going there to change people’s lives. But really, I’m going there to change my life too.” Klein couldn’t contain her excitement for the upcoming trip back to Africa. While she plans to finish her studies to become a teacher, she constantly dreams about the day she returns for good to teach and be with the youth in Bulanga. For now, she is going to press


on with the task at hand. “I truly believe that you can make a difference in the world. It doesn’t matter how old you are. Every day I honestly can say I am thinking of Africa. It has such special place in my heart now. I can’t help but respond and help,” Klein said. “People will join you if you express your passion. You just really have to go for it. If you sit and think about it you’ll never do it.” Reporter Christopher Huber can be reached at 392-6434, ext. 242, or Comment on this story at

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Cascade Ridge students study onions, space at science fair By Laura Geggel

For Cascade Ridge Elementary School’s annual science fair, fifthgrader Vikram Chennai wanted to know what materials would work best for an astronaut suit. He knew space has extreme temperatures of hot and cold, so his parents drove him to an industrial fabric store where he bought GORE-TEX, Thinsulate, Mylar and a rubber material called Neoprene. Chennai grabbed a needle and thread and sewed the fabrics together, using different combinations for each sample. Reasoning that astronauts are at least 60 percent water, he filled small jars with water and heated them to a body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, he wrapped them in his mix-andmatched fabrics and — just like temperatures an astronaut might encounter — put the bottles and their coats in hot and cold environments.

Every 10 minutes, he recorded the rate of their temperature increase or decrease. The bottle that stayed closest to the temperature of 98.6 degrees would be best suited for an astronaut, he said. The winning sample — Mylar on the outside to deflect cold and heat, Neoprene in the middle for insulation and Thinsulate on the inside for thermal insulation — had the slowest rate of increase when heated and the slowest rate of decline when chilled. Chennai’s project won his class’ Best in Show award. “It was absolutely fantastic,” fifth-grade teacher Scott Bishop said. “Vikram consistently finds ways to go above and beyond. He is very creative and an excellent problem solver.” More than 360 students participated in Cascade Ridge’s science fair, a school record. While fourth- and fifth-grade students were required to create an experiment, younger students could

also enter, and eight classes choose to enter projects together. “The exhibits are phenomenal,” organizer Pete Wengert said. Community volunteers also came to Cascade Ridge’s science fair: the Issaquah Valley Rock Club shared information about rocks, fossils and minerals; Amgen taught students about salmon DNA; and parents taught students about space and flight. For his experiment, fifth-grader Sriram Parasurama wondered which tree — a conifer or a deciduous — would perspire more water. See SCIENCE, Page 13 Photo by Greg Farrar

Vikram Chennai shows different fabric combinations in a science experiment to find out what would keep astronauts warmer. He won a best-inclassroom ribbon at Cascade Ridge Elementary School’s science fair.

Eastlake senior raises money so others can have water By Christopher Huber

The idea that almost a billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water first hit Kate Zopolos in her 10th-grade world history class at Eastlake High School. The stats blew her away: 3.6 million people die each year from water-related disease; Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease; and diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death among children under age 5 globally. “All together, the information hit me,” she said. Overwhelmed and wondering how to help, Zopolos started giving some money here and there to, an international organization dedicated to providing access to safe water and sanitation in Africa, South Asia and Central America, according to the organization’s website. While each senior at Eastlake is wrapping up their year-long senior project, Zopolos is in the home stretch to reach her project’s goal of raising $2,000 for So far, she has raised about $1,100 through bake sales, word-of-mouth and holding a “dine-out night” at Canyon’s Restaurant in Redmond.

She said the fundraising goal was maybe a bit lofty, but overall she’s achieved her goal of learning the basics of fundraising. “It’s stressful,” she said. “But I wanted to do something that means something.” And it certainly means something to those serves. About $25 can provide someone with clean water for a lifetime,

“Something I’ve learned in the past couple of years is, I just really want to help.” – Kate Zopolos, Student – said Nicole Wickenhauser, senior communications and development manager. She said while large corporate or government giving helps with various projects, individual giving is the most reliable source of funds for the organization. “Projects like these are really invaluable to,” Wickenhauser said. “Individuals are critical to our funding.” Zopolos chose to support a charity, rather than simply do a fun project for an easy A,

because she wanted to have a lasting impact, she said. She’s been able to work with local nonprofit organizers like Mary Trask of the ARAS Foundation, to gain insights into the world of charity fundraising. “I really saw my senior project as an opportunity to do something,” Zopolos said. “And to get the rest of the community and people around me involved in it.” Although Zopolos speculated that her goal of raising $2,000 might be difficult, she still is happy to have raised whatever she can. “It’s been a really good experience,” Zopolos said. “It feels good. Something I’ve learned in the past couple of years is, I just really want to help.” Eastlake students are required to conduct a senior project before they graduate. Throughout the school year, the students craft project proposals and plans, which a committee approves, network with project mentors and attend panel meetings. In addition, the seniors submit periodic work log entries and personal reflection journals. To finish her project, Zopolos will turn in a final portfolio of the See ZOPOLOS, Page 13


Eastlake senior Kate Zopolos sells baked goods in Sammamish as part of her senior project. She is running a fundraiser for


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Mikey Wilson expored properties of electromagnets in his project.

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“I found two trees, one with leaves and one without leaves, and I tied plastic bags around their branches for a week,” he said. After seven days, Parasurama found that the pine tree branch had perspired 880 milliliters of water, while the tree with leaves perspired 2,940 milliliters, showing that leaves are like sweaty athletes, perspiring water more than their pine counterparts. His classmate, fifth-grader Regan Rodman, studied another plant — the onion. More specifically, she wondered the best way she could cut one without crying. “When you cut onions, you break the cells, releasing their content,” Rodman wrote on her research poster. “The gasses released mix with the water in your tear ducts to form sulfuric acid, which burns, causing your

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logs and reflections, as well as information about her fundraiser, and present it to a panel of graders. She said the project has had its ups and downs, in terms of finding support and getting mentor support, but ultimately it’s taught her a lot about networking and getting a message out. Get involved “It’s improved my communication skills,” Give online at Zopolos said. “It’s helped me a lot.” fundraiser/kate-zopoAs her senior year los winds down Zopolos is preparing to attend Eastern Washington University and study forensic chemistry. She said conducting this project has made her want to do even more though. For now, she understands that fundraising is important, but she desires to eventually travel for an aid project someday. “I just want to go there,” she said. “All I can do (right now) is give money to these organizations.” Reporter Christopher Huber can be reached at 392-6434, ext. 242, or Comment on this story at

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Eastlake girls shake off the rust against Lake Washington By Christopher Huber

The inclement weather couldn’t hold off long enough for plateau tennis players to even finish a seven-match contest April 6. The Eastlake Wolves girls tennis team set out to shake off the rust against Lake Washington after spending much of the past weeks either conditioning indoors or not practicing at all. The non-league cross-district match between Eastlake and Lake Washington counted, but the rain (and later snow) started falling on the Eastlake courts before the No. 3 doubles match could finish. Regardless, the Kangaroos beat the young Wolves 5-1 in Eastlake’s fifth match of the wet spring season. Eastlake went to 2-3 and, like many teams in the area, is still looking for a consistent practice schedule to be able to remain competitive. “This is the way it’s going,” said head coach Bud Peterson. Eastlake found victory with its No. 1 doubles pair. Lilia Rodriguez and Sara Marien beat Lake Washington’s Taylor Lipking

and Chloe Nash 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 in the longest match of the day. “The girls are being competitive,” said Peterson. “I’m really pleased with the positive outlook, the positive approach.” While somewhat inexperienced in 2011, the Wolves team has held its own in the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles competition. Against the Kangaroos, Hannah Thornsburg, Eastlake’s No. 1 singles player lost to standout Kelly Watanabe 6-2, 6-1. Peterson said the score was a little deceptive, as Thornsburg showed poise and executed shots that made Watanabe work for the win. “LW has a very strong No. 1 singles player. I’m pleased with our No. 1 … she hit the ball really well,” Peterson said. “She was in a lot of points.” After the match, Thornsburg said she was impressed with Watanabe’s composure. Thornsburg did gain a few points on some crafty cross-court returns and volleys, though. “She had a lot of good shots and solid technique,” Thornsburg said. In the No. 2 singles match,

Jess Lund, of Lake Washington, defeated Kelly Song 6-2, 6-4. Lake Washington’s Jelena Aleksov beat Eastlake’s No. 3 Beth Rheinberger 6-3, 6-4 and Joyce Lin defeated No. 4 singles Nina Kondza, of Eastlake, 6-2, 6-4. In doubles action, No. 2 Lake Washington pair Mary Nelson and Kim Koshman beat Teresa Wu and Wendy Yeung 6-4, 7-5. Eastlake’s No. 3 doubles pair split two sets against Lake Washington before the rain cut the match short. As of the April 6 match, Eastlake had only had four days on the court for practice, said head coach Bud Peterson. And the April 7 make-up match against Ballard was cancelled after the team had already hopped on the bus, in uniform. The team dealt with early season cancellations by running through the school and doing various conditioning exercises and coordination drills, Peterson said. Inevitably a team has to invent other things to do, when the courts are too wet to use. “You can only do that so many times,” he said. “Nothing replaces getting on the court and hitting the ball.”

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Hannah Thornsburg, Eastlake’s No. 1 singles player, returns a volley against Lake Washington’s Kelly Watanabe April 6.

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The spring season is roughly halfway over for most sports, but the weather continues to put a damper on some teams’ winning streaks and most teams’ chance at a consistent game schedule. With Skyline and Eastside Catholic on spring break April 4-8, prep sports action in Sammamish slowed down. But some teams didn’t take a break.


The Eastlake Travel Select Basketball fifth grade team won the championship with a 37-33 victory over Issaquah March 2, capping off the season. The Eastlake ninth-grade team won in their age group and the Skyline seventh-grade team won their group. The Eastlake fifth-grade team was, from left, Hank Pladson, Peter Chang, Zach Lewis, Tommy McCoy, Jaxson Williams, Mason Gallagher, Braden Loveall, Aaron Barokas, Conor Breen, Nathan Fitzgibbons, Connor Brown, Jason Pridmore. In the back row are coaches Jeremy Cross and Mark Lewis.

Baseball After 10-running the Issaquah Eagles April 6, the Skyline Spartans baseball team produced a goose egg against the Woodinville Falcons, losing 6-0 April 7. The Falcons had nine hits and scored two in the first inning, one in the second and fourth and another two in the sixth. Skyline had just four

hits and committed three errors. Brandon Fischer went 2for-3 for the Spartans (4-6 overall). On April 8, the Spartans got back in the win column with a 4-1 victory over Roosevelt. It all came down to the sixth inning, when both teams scored all of their runs. Skyline’s Travis Snider got the win on the mound, going 4 and two-thirds innings with two hits, zero earned runs and striking out four batters. The Eastlake boys lost 10-0 to the seventh-ranked Bothell Cougars April 7. Bothell started off slow, but ended up scoring three runs in the fourth and six in the fifth inning, cutting the game short. Eastlake finished with five hits — Nick Kassuba had a double — and committed See SPRING, Page 15


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two errors. Bothell’s Brian McAffee had a stellar game, going 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs and a homerun. He also struck out 10 Eastlake batters. Eastlake struggled to produce runs against Ballard and Newport. It lost 2-1 to Newport April 8 and 7-0 against Ballard April 9. The Wolves’ John Armour went 1-for-4 and scored the only run against the Knights. Boys soccer The Eastlake boys soccer team continued its winning ways April 5 when it beat Roosevelt 5-1. Senior forward Sean Klauer was the star, netting three unassisted goals and an assist in the runaway victory. In addition, Evan Yamada, senior midfielder scored the opening goal and Sam Langston, a sophomore midfielder also scored one. On April 8, the Wolves tied Garfield 1-1 in what head coach Adam Gervis called one of the best high school games he’s seen. “This was the first time we’ve really been challenged,” Gervis said about Garfield’s top-tier talent. “That game would be worthy of a KingCo final. Both teams played hard. They out worked us.” Garfield’s Josh Canova struck first in the 19th minute on a Sam Perkins assist, putting the Bulldogs up 1-0. But Eastlake struck back when Chris Discolo took a ball on a Mark Matula pass. In the 30th minute, Chris Discolo lined a shot from 30

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yards out, right into the back of the net. “It’s one of the best goals I’ve seen in my time,” Gervis said. “It was probably gaining pace as it hit the back of the net. It’s one of those goals where you go, ‘did I just see that?’” Eastlake improved to 4-2-2 overall and 2-0-1 in conference play. Lacrosse Sammamish lacrosse teams found success too. The Eastlake Wolves crushed its April 6 opponent. It beat Seattle Prep 16-8 after Patrick Keogh netted four goals and Cooper Rosenthal had three and two ground balls. The Wolves pounded the goal and, despite scoring 16, Seattle Prep’s Jack Maurer saved 15 shots in goal. On April 9 it also beat Three Rivers 14-4. Zach Shute had three goals, one assist and three ground balls, while Avery Harkins had six saves. Skyline fell April 9 to Jesuit (Ore.) 17-9, despite Cory Larson’s 20 saves in goal. On April 8, the Skyline boys

dominated Liberty, of Oregon, 17-2. Brennan West led Skyline with four goals, one assist and three ground balls. Spencer Noonan finished with 11 ground balls. Softball After numerous cancellations and a break from play, the Eastlake Wolves softball team beat Lake Washington 6-0 April 8. The girls scored three in the first, two in the second and another run in the sixth inning. Seasoned pitcher Nicole Guptil went all the way, holding the Kangaroos to just two hits. She struck out 11 batters and walked no one. Senior Morgan Conover went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and scored two runs. Maddie Napier also went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Guptil also had two RBIs. Track and field Kasen Williams, of Skyline, cleared 6 feet, 11 inches to win the boys high jump event April 9 at the Arcadia (Calif.) Invitational, according to the

event’s results website. The invite is considered one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious track and field meets. At its April 7 meet at Juanita, the Eastlake track team had a strong showing. On the boys’ side, Liam Doyle won the 100 in 11.4 seconds. He took second in the 200 with a time of 23.8 seconds. Ballard and Juanita won the distance races, but Eastlake had runners finish third or better in the 400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200 races. Juanita dominated the boys hurdles events, but Eastlake won the 4x100 relay in 45.8 seconds, about 6 seconds faster than Juanita. Gino Bresolin won the shot put event with a throw of 45 feet, 11.25 inches, while Alex Gray came in second with 42-06. Bresolin placed third in the discus throw with a mark of 108-07. In the high jump, Eastlake’s Daniel Brady and Lincoln Doyle took first and second clearing 508 and 5-04, respectively.


For the girls, senior sprinter Lexi Guches took second in the 100 with a time of 13.6 seconds. Teammate Haley O’Connor won the 200 in 27.4 seconds and the 400 in 1:01.8. Katelyn Steen swept first place finishes in the 800 (2:32.5), the 1,600 (5:25.1) and the 3,200 (11:48.2) to give Eastlake essential points. In the hurdles, consistent competitor Lauren Files won both the 100 and 300 events, finishing in 17 seconds and 49 seconds, respectively. The girls 4x100 relay team took third with a time of 51.2 seconds and won the 4x200 relay in 1:51.7. Madison Feinglas, Megan Batty, Nicole Rader and O’Connor won the 4x400 relay in 4:15.9. Sophomore high jumpers Hayley Bates tied for second with a leap of 4-10 each. Reporter Christopher Huber can be reached at 392-6434, ext. 242, or Comment on this story at

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Events Creekside Elementary will hold a cultural fair from 4-6 p.m. followed by a talent show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 15 at the school. Show, don’t tell, a writing workshop for teens is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 16 at the Sammamish Library. The community is invited to see noted author and parent educator Jan Faull talk about raising responsible children from 78:30 p.m. April 18 at Sunset Elementary School, 4229 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue. The PTSA-sponsored event is free and no registration is required. The Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s annual Legacy for Learning luncheon will feature astronaut and former Museum of Flight president, Bonnie Dunbar. The program starts at 11 a.m. April 20. The lunch s free, but with a $150 sug-

Calendar gested donation. Proceeds benefit the foundation, which gives the money to Lake Washington district schools. For more information or to register, visit The state Department of Revenue is holding a workshop for new and small business owners to learn about taxation issues and record keeping requirements from 1-4 p.m. April 21 at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E. in Bellevue, Room 1E-113. Space is limited. To register, visit Parents are invited to a free parenting lecture about “Friends and Frienemies: The Love/Hate Relationships that Form Our Youth” from 7-8:30 p.m. April 26 at Cougar Ridge Elementary School, 4630 167th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. Laura Doerflinger, mental health therapist and executive director of the Parent Education Group, will discuss how parents

can encourage the best social experiences for their children. Carey Thornton of Seattle Tilth will teach about how to grow veggies in containers at 7 p.m. April 27 at the Sammamish Library. Bikes for Africa. The Aras foundation is holding their annual drive to collect 500 bikes by May 7 to ship to Ghana. Volunteers are needed on May 7 to prepare the bikes for shipping, and donations are needed until then. Contact Mary Trask at Pine Lake Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale featuring plants, baked goods and treasures from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7 at Sammamish Presbyterian Church. The La Leche League is forming a new group in Sammamish. The organization is committed to helping mothers breastfeed. They plan to meet on the second Wednesday of each


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Children’s poet Kenn Nesbitt will give a free show at 6:30 p.m. April 14 at Discovery Elementary School, 2300 228th Ave. S.E. Nesbitt will provide a family evening of poetry, jokes and fun. month from 10 a.m.-noon at Fire Station 83, near Sunny Hills Elementary. The group’s first meeting is set for April 13. Email Want to help create a trail system at Evans Creek park? The city is looking for corporate or other organizations, in addition to individuals, to help build the trail system, and a group of trail stewards to help lead teams of volunteers. Contact Dawn Sanders at

Health A mobile mammography facility will be available for Sammamish residents. The mobile facility features the same equipment used at Evergreen Hospital, but you do not need to be an Evergreen patient to use the facility. It is available from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Evergreen Primary Care Center, 22850 Northeast Eighth Street. For an appointment, call See CALENDAR, Page 17

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Religious/spiritual The marriage course, designed to help couples stregnthen their relationships will be held Tuesday evenings from April 26-June 7 at Pine Lake Covenant Church. visit Mary, Queen of Peace youth groups are for children in sixtheighth grade and ninth-12th grades. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Call the church at 3911178, ext. 129. Faith United Methodist Church offers “Faith Cafe” for women of all ages. The café features drop-in coffee time, scrapbooking/stamping, mom & baby playgroup, quilting/knitting and walking group. There will also be one-off classes, studies and themed days. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Call Jo Lucas at 8371948. Healing Prayer Service. If you have a physical, emotional or spiritual challenge or if you desire to make space for God in a peaceful setting, attend the Missio Lux Healing Prayer Service the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Become a healing prayer minister by joining either weekly sessions from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays. Email or call 890-3913. The Social Justice Book Group meets at 1 p.m. the third Monday of each month in Sammamish. Email for information on the current book being discussed and location. Celebrate Recovery, a Christcentered program offering support and a path to freedom, meets every Monday, 7-9 p.m. at Pine Lake Covenant Church,

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1715 228th Ave. S.E. For more info, go to, or call 392-8636. A men’s study group using participant guides from Celebrate Recovery will strive to work on hurts, hang-ups or habits people have been denying or surrendering to from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Pine Lake Covenant Church. Email Griefshare, a support group for those who have lost a loved one is from 7-9 p.m. Thursday nights at Sammamish Presbyterian Church. Moms In Touch is an interdenominational, prayer support group for moms to get together and pray for children and schools. For more information, call Jan Domek, Issaquah School District representative, at 6816770, or Kelly Wotherspoon, Lake Washington School District representative, at 392-2291, or visit Pine Lake Covenant Church offers a ministry for children with special needs at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Call 392-8636. “Caffeine for the Soul,” a free Judaic and Torah class for women, is from 1-1:45 p.m. every Tuesday at Caffé Ladro in Issaquah Highlands Shopping Center. Contact Chabad of the Central Cascades at 427-1654. Free Hebrew classes are offered through Chabad of the Central Cascades. Call 427-1654. Kabalat Shabbat is offered in the Chabad house at the Issaquah Highlands at 7 p.m. Fridays. New members and guests are welcome. Call 427-1654. Learn to read and speak Samskritam at the Vedic Cultural Center. To register, visit Community Bible Study, open to all women, meets Thursday mornings. To register for the current class, or for more information, visit Bhajan Bliss. Join musicians and singers to learn traditional devotional bhajan, and how to make vegetarian pizzas and samosas from 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays at the Vedic Cultural Center.

Library events Talk Time, for adults who

want to improve their English skills, is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 19 and 26. Swaddler Story Time, for children aged birth-9 months with an adult, is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 14, 21 and 28. Waddler Story Time, for children aged 9-24 months with an adult, is scheduled for 10 and 11 a.m. April 15, 22 and 29. Hindi Story Time, for children 3 and older with an adult at 4 p.m. April 14, 21 and 28. Toddler Story Time, for children 2-3 with an adult, is scheduled for 10 and 11 a.m. April 13, 20 and 27. Musik Nest, for toddlers, is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 13 Spanish Story Time, for children 3 and older with an adult, is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 16, 23 and 30. Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-6 with an adult, are scheduled for 1 p.m. April 15, 22 and 29 and 10 a.m. April 14, 21 and 28. Pajama Story Time, for ages 2-6 with an adult, is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 18 and 25. The Mother Daughter Book Club, for girls ages 10-13 and their mothers, will discuss “Becoming Naomi Leon” by Pam Munoz Ryan at 3 p.m. April 23. Hello English! Learn English in a structured environment. For intermediate students at 10 a.m. April 19 and 26. The teen writers’ group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. April 19. The Sammamish Book Group will read “The Best American Short Sotries 2009” and discuss the book at 7 p.m. April 20.

Classes Beyond Baby Blues, a dropin postpartum depression support group, meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at New Parents Services, 11911 N.E. First St., No. 300, in Bellevue. Participants must call to confirm 450-0332, ext. 3. Sammamish Presbyterian Church is hosting a series of different fitness classes, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:307:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Billie Donahue at 785-2880. Classes are free and no registration is required.

The Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition is hosting English Language Classes at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Pine Lake Covenant Church.

Volunteers needed Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps is seeking retired medical and non-medical workers. The group meets monthly from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 82, in the Sahalee area. For information, contact MRC@sammamishcitizencorps.oeg. Visit residents in nursing homes. Friend to Friend matches volunteers with residents in Sammamish nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers are asked to visit residents a couple times a month for a year. Orientation will be provided. Background check required. For information, call 1-888-383-7818. Northwest Center accepts donations of clothing and household items at “The Big Blue Truck” open at the Pine Lake QFC shopping center from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit Evergreen Healthcare is seeking volunteers to help serve patients throughout King County. Volunteers, who will be assigned to help people in their own neighborhoods, provide companionship, run errands, do light household work, or give a break to primary caregivers. Volunteers will be supported by hospital staff. For more information, call 899-1040 or visit The King County LongTerm Care Ombudsman Program needs certified longterm care ombudsman volunteers. After completing a four-day training program, visit with residents, take and resolve complaints and advocate for residents. Volunteers are asked to donate four hours a week and attend selected monthly meetings. Contact John Stilz at 206694-6747 or Eastside Bluebills is a Boeing retiree volunteer organization


that strives to provide opportunities for retirees to help others in need and to assist charitable and nonprofit organizations. Eastside Bluebills meet every third Wednesday of the month at the Bellevue Regional Library from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 235-3847. LINKS, Looking Into the Needs of Kids in Schools, places community volunteers in the schools of the Lake Washington School District. Opportunities include tutoring, classroom assistance and lunch buddy. Just one hour a week can make a difference in a child’s life. For more information, email or visit Eastside Baby Corner needs volunteers to sort incoming donations of clothing and toys and prepare items for distribution. Go to Volunteers are needed to visit homebound patrons with the King County Library System’s Traveling Library Center program. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have reliable transportation. Call Susan LaFantasie at 369-3235. Sammamish Citizen Corps Council needs volunteers to help support the Community Emergency Response Team and other groups. For more information e-mail, visit or attend the meeting from 7-8 p.m. first Wednesday of every month at Fire Station 82. Volunteer Chore Services links volunteers with seniors or individuals who are disabled and are living on a limited income. Call 425-284-2240. Volunteer drivers are needed for the Senior Services Volunteer Transportation Program. Flexible hours, mileage, parking reimbursement and supplemental liability insurance are offered. Call 206-448-5740. To submit items for the Community Calendar, contact the editor at 392-6434, ext. 233. Information may be e-mailed to or mailed to the Sammamish Review, P.O. Box 1328, Issaquah, WA 98027. Items must be received by the Wednesday before publication.

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CITY OF SAMMAMISH DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Notice of Application for a Shoreline Substantial Development / SEPA Notification Sammamish Landing PLN2011-00008 Project Description: A Shoreline Substantial Development Permit for 6.35 acre site for Sammamish Landing waterfront park. Improvements include possible dock repair and/or replacement of two existing docks, improvements to existing trails, access to existing pocket beaches, and ADA access to one of the existing docks,.Other amenties include a portable restroom and enclosure, a drinking fountain, 2 picnic shelters, and picnic tables. The applicant (City of Sammamish) applied for the above project on March 30, 2011; following a review to confirm that a complete application had been received, the City issued a letter of completion to the applicant on April 06, 2011. On April 11, 2011, the City issued this Notice of Application / SEPA Notification by the following means: mailed notice to property owners within 500 feet of the subject site, a sign posted on the subject site, and by placing a legal notice in the local newspaper. Applicant: City of Sammamish Public Comment Period: April 11, 2011 through May 11, 2011 Project Location: 46XX EASTLAKE SAMMAISH PKWY NE, Sammamish, WA. Tax Parcel Number: 1825069109, 9076, 9086, 9110, 9107,9091,9106,9114,9111,91 15,9113,9029,9030. 911391139029,andsmf Existing Environmental Documents: SEPA Checklist, Anchor Wetland Delineation, December 2008; Anchor Habitat Inventory August 2008; and Watershed Co. wetland buffer inspection and code interpre-

tation, March 2011; and DNS on Sammamish Landing Master Plan, PLN2009-00010. Other Permits Included: Possible clear and grade permits and building permits for structures. SEPA Review: Based on the submitted application, and available information, the City anticipates issuing a DNS or a MDNS for this proposal and the optional DNS process as specified in WAC 197-11-355 is being utilized. Consequently, this may be the only opportunity to comment on the environment impacts of this proposal. This proposal may include mitigation measures under applicable codes, and the project review process may incorporate or require mitigation measures regardless of whether an EIS is prepared. A copy of the subsequent SEPA threshold determination for the proposal may be obtained upon request. Staff Member Assigned: Rob Garwood, Senior Planner, (425) 295-0524, rgarwood@ Interested persons are invited to submit written comments pertaining to the application determination no later than 5:00 p.m.on the last day of the comment period identified above, at Sammamish City Hall. Inquiries regarding the application, comment period, decision and appeal process, as well as requests to view documents pertinent to the proposal, may be made at the City of Sammamish City Hall, 801 – 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish, Washington 98075, (Tel: 425.295.0500) during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Note: Mediation of disputes is available pursuant to SMC 20.20. Requests for mediation should be made as soon as it is determined the disputed issue(s) cannot be resolved by direct negotiation. Please contact the Department of Community Development for additional information on the Land Use Mediation Program. Published in Sammamish Review on 4/13/11

02-2133 LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF SAMMAMISH Determination of NonSignificance (DNS) and Adoption of Existing Environmental Documents

210-Public Notices Responsible official: Kamuron Gurol, Director Department of Community Development 801-228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075 425.295.0500 Contact person: Evan Maxim, Senior Planner Department of Community Development 801-228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075 425.295.0523 You may comment on this determination. Send comments to: SEPA Responsible Official City of Sammamish 801 - 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075 Deadline: Comments must be received at the address above by April 25, 2011 at 5PM per SMC 20.15.070. Published in Sammamish Review on 4/13/11

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ish, Department of Community Development Location of proposal: The Municipal Code is applicable within the corporate boundaries of the City Lead agency: City of Sammamish, Department of Community Development The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date below. Comments must be submitted in writing and re-

ceived by the deadline described below. Sammamish Comprehensive Plan: Documents: Draft and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements for the City of Sammamish Comprehensive Plan. Lead Agency: City of Sammamish Department of Community Development. DEIS and FEIS Publication Dates: February 18, 2003 and September 5, 2003. Descriptions: These documents describe, on a programmatic level, the natural and built environmental features, functions, and values located in the City of Sammamish, and the impacts associated with the adoption of the Sammamish Comprehensive Plan. If the documents being adopted have been challenged (WAC 197-11-630), please describe: N/A The documents are available to be read at:

City of Sammamish Department of Community Development 801 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075 425.295.0500 or on the web at: We have identified and adopted these documents as being appropriate for this proposal after independent review. In addition to the information in the SEPA environmental checklist including the nonproject action supplemental questions, and the SEPA nonproject review form, the documents listed above will help meet the environmental review needs for the current proposal and will accompany the proposal to the decision maker. Agency adopting the documents: City of Sammamish, Department of Community Development Date of issuance: April 11, 2011


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5000 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road just after midnight April 3. The man was pulled over for driving 48 mph in a 35 zone. The man became emotional when asked for his license and registration, telling the officer that he was depressed about his job and having “the worst week of his life.” He said that he had consumed two-three glasses of wine at a friend’s house and the friend had warned him not to drive. The man failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Off the wagon A Sammamish man in his 40s was transported to the detox unit of the hospital March 31 after getting into an argument with his family. Police responded at the family’s request and found the man extremely intoxicated, trying to get into his vehicle. The man told police that he had been five months sober but had begun drinking again that day. The man, who had two nearly empty vodka bottles nearby, was unable to locate his identification or car keys and tried to use his cell phone to open his vehicle, according to the police report.

April 13, 2011 • The man blew a .232 on a portable breath test, nearly three times the legal limit for driving. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Suicide attempt A Sammamish teen was transported to the hospital after attempting to kill himself April 3. The teen told a classmate via his computer that he had taken large amounts of medication and had cut himself in a suicide attempt. The classmate called 911. EMTs and police showed up and found that the teen had indeed cut himself and was bleeding. The teen was transported to

the hospital to treat his injuries and be monitored by mental health professionals.

Weather related break-in Someone broke into a storage shed near the Kellman Mansion, a city-owned building near City Hall, on April 1. City staff found the front door of the shed kicked in and notified police. The contents of the shed, including lawn mowers, were not touched. Police believe that someone broke into the shed to get out of the inclement weather and not to take anything. Police have no suspects and the door will be fixed.


Lost wallet Police were called to the Taco Time on 228th Avenue March 29 after a customer lost their wallet. The customer told police that they believed that one of the employees had taken the wallet, which the customer believed had fallen out of his pocket in one of the restaurant booths. The store manager reported that no employees had seen the wallet or been to the booth recently. Several customers were in the store when the wallet went missing. Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police Reports.

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Council declares Sexual Assault Awareness Month King County leaders declared April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month to recognize sexual assault survivors and highlight efforts to prevent future violence. “This recognition serves as a reminder to perpetrators that sexual assault is not acceptable under any circumstances, and they will be prosecuted,” King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, the Issaquah representative, said in a release after the council issued the declaration April 4. “We also can remind victims that sexual violence is not their fault, and they should seek help to escape abuse and to heal. It is time to ‘end the silence’ on sexual assault.” Sexual Assault Awareness Month started a decade ago as a means to join communities in a concerted effort to stop sexual violence. The council acted last year to preserve some funds in the 2011 county budget for organizations aiding sexual assault victims.

Ride safely and in style in a licensed limo Before hiring a limousine or town car for a ride to the prom or a wedding, the state Department of Licensing reminds people to check to see if the company is licensed and legitimate. Limousine operators in Washington must be licensed, carry sufficient liability insurance and undergo annual safety inspections from the Washington State Patrol. Chauffeurs must be at least 21, hold a valid driver’s license, complete a training course and pass a state patrol background check. Check limousine companies’ licenses at the Department of Licensing website, Follow the link for the “Business Licensing” tab. Or call the agency at 360-6641414. “There are many qualified and licensed limousine companies to choose from in Washington, but he sure to make sure the company is licensed, and check references before hiring one,” state Licensing Director Liz Luce said in a release.


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