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Some candidates raking in dollars By Caleb Heeringa

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A homemade giant spider sits in front of the home of James and Amy Gagnon in the Cimarron neighborhood. James has been working since August to design and construct the spider in time for Halloween.

Spiders invade Samammish home in time for Halloween By Caleb Heeringa

Cimarron trick-or-treaters shouldn’t be alarmed by the mansized, smoke-blowing spider when making the rounds Halloween night. It’s just a bit of holiday cheer from James and Amy Gagnon, who have decked out their home in webs, gravestones and giant homemade arachnids for the big evening. “We really like the community, so we thought, ‘Let’s do something for the kids,’” James Gagnon said. Gagnon said he’d been working on the giant spider since August. With legs of PVC pipe, an abdomen consisting of a giant kickball, golf tees for teeth and marbled eyes that light up, it’s

“We thought, ‘Let’s do something for the kids.’” – James Gagnon, Spider architect – not a piece you can buy at the store. He estimates that he spent upwards of 50 hours on the Frankenstein of a creation, including an hour or two of help from neighbors assembling it. “I spent most of one day at Home Depot investigating what parts I wanted,” said Gagnon, a Microsoft employee. The Gagnons don’t plan on disappointing trick-or-treaters either – they’ll be splurging for good candy this year. “Not just Jolly Ranchers or

something,” Gagnon said. The Gagnons house of horrors, located just off Northeast 14th Street, includes a full-sized Cryptkeeper figurine from the Tales From the Crypt television series and a mummified body and sack of spider eggs hanging from a web that covers the front of the home. It’s enough to get anyone in the mood for Halloween, including 5-year-old Dakota Gagnon, who already has his costume prepared. “(I’m going to be) a black ninja with black swords so no one can see me,” Dakota said. Reporter Caleb Heeringa can be reached at 392-6434. ext. 247, or To comment on this story, visit

If money talks in politics, it’s telling us that the elusive balance between property rights and the environment is a hot button issue in the Nov. 8 City Council races. Recent battles between aggrieved property owners and environmental advocates during the Shoreline Master Plan seem to underpin many of the campaign contributions in this year’s election, though that’s far from the only thing on the minds of local donors. A look at election contributions on the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission website brings up the names that will be familiar to anyone involved in Sammamish government in recent years.

There’s considerable overlap in the donors to the campaigns of Planning Commission vicechairwoman Kathy Richardson and Jesse Bornfreund. Both candidates have collected donations from Planning Commissioner Mike Collins (through Concentric 2 LLC), Peter Scontrino, George Toskey and Megan Gee – all of whom have publically lobbied for the city to be more lenient on property owners when considering shoreline or wetland regulations. Collins, Scontrino and Toskey (as well as Richardson herself) were all members of the Shoreline Home Owners group that was instrumental in crafting the draft of the city’s See MONEY, Page 3

What would you do with $3 million? City Council considers setting aside funds to help with Town Center By Caleb Heeringa

The much-discussed idea of “jumpstarting Town Center” could inch closer to reality in 2012, with the City Council considering whether to earmark $3 million for public infrastructure in the area. During the Oct. 17 council meeting, City Manager Ben Yazici proposed that the council set aside $3 million in reserves to be used for future

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expenses in the area – whether it be expanding Southeast Fourth Street to a major arterial or for some sort of storm water detention pond that might be necessary. “It’s a first step in the right direction,” Yazici told the council. “It’s a pot of money to show that we are in fact serious about economic development in the community.”

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Council opposes tolling initiative By Caleb Heeringa

much as $3.50 each way during rush hour, or up to $5 if the The Sammamish City driver doesn’t have a so-called Council joined a handful of “Good To Go!” pass. other Eastside cities Oct. 17 in The initiative would also publicly opposing an initiative require that tolls only go that would rewrite the rules for towards the replacement of the tolling roads in the state. specific road being tolled, Initiative 1125 would require rather than the regional freethat legislators be responsible way system as a whole, and be for setting toll rates, require discontinued once the expanthat tolls be the same during sion or replacement project is rush hour as finished. they are durLegislators More information on have considing the middle of the ered tolling Initiative 1125 night and the I-90 floatunravel Voters Want More Choices – ing bridge as plans to run For 1125: http://www.voterswant- well, which is light rail expected to over the Keep Washington Rolling – see signifiInterstate 90 Against 1125: cantly more bridge to the traffic once Eastside. 520’s tolls The measure, introduced by kick in. initiative guru Tim Eyman and Opponents, including Kathy financed largely by Bellevue Huckabay, former Sammamish developer Kemper Freeman, councilwoman and mayor, call aims to give voters the ability to the measure a “disaster” for hold politicians accountable if regional transportation. They they are displeased with toll point to a report from the state rates. That responsibility curOffice of Financial rently lies with a commission Management which notes that appointed by the governor. In leaving toll rates to the whims December, the state plans to of politicians would be begin charging drivers who use See TOLL, Page 7 the state Route 520 bridge as

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The proposal, part of a series of budget adjustments as the council nears 2012, grew out of discussions by the council’s newly formed economic development committee, which consists of Deputy Mayor Tom Odell and Councilmen John James and John Curley. James admitted that there wasn’t any rhyme or reason to the $3 million number, but said setting aside something for the project would show “good faith to the property owners in Town Center.” “If (expanding) Southeast Fourth Street is $8 to $10 million, this is a down payment on the project,” he said. “It shows we’re heading in the right direction.” The idea – at least in theory – seemed to get support from the council, though there was some disagreement about how much money should go into the fund and where it should come from. In addition to the $3 million in reserves, Yazici also proposed that the city take its one percent annual increase in property tax revenue for the first time in three years and add that $214,000 in additional revenue to the pot. That would translate to a $16 per year increase for the average Sammamish homeowner. The council was much less enthused about that idea, saying the property tax decision should be made separately from the Town Center decision.

During the last two budgets the council declined to increase property taxes, citing the recession and relatively slow growth in staff wages and benefits due to low inflation. City staff agreed to take a half-a-percent cut in wages last year, matching regional cost of living indicators. They also said goodbye to several benefits, including a tuition reimbursement program and a city-funded 2 percent bonus on employee retirement accounts. But the city may not be so lucky in 2012. ◆ As of June the Consumer Price Index projected a 3.2 percent increase in cost of living over last year. Coupled with benefit increases, the city is expecting a 3.6 percent increase in personnel costs for city employees – about $133,000. ◆ The city’s contract for police services is also poised to increase by 3.7 percent – about $75,000. Next year will be the last year of the contract. ◆ City officials expect a 3.4 percent increase in its bill from Eastside Fire and Rescue – equivalent to $194,000. The agency will likely adopt its budget in November. Put together, that’s $402,000. Councilman Mark Cross noted that not raising revenue to keep up with those added expenses only exacerbates the so-called “crossover point” in the city’s financial future. “If we wanted to tax people enough to cover the cost of city business, that number would be much larger than $214,000,”

Cross said. “What we’re actually asking people to do is cover half of the increased cost of government.” Mayor Don Gerend suggested that the city should again pass on raising taxes, especially given that the city’s revenue has been coming in much higher than expected in 2011. Finance Director Joe Guinasso said the city is projecting to bring in $1.8 million more than budgeted, due to increased fees from a healthier-than-expected home building environment and more money from state liquor profits. Last fall the council budgeted conservatively, expecting voters to pass one of the two liquor privatization initiatives on the ballot – I1100 or I-1105. Neither did, meaning the city saw an additional $170,000. Odell noted that $3 million would constitute about one-tenth of the city’s total $30 million of reserves. Though he supported the idea of earmarking some for Town Center, he said there were lots of other potential capital costs on the city’s radar. “There are a number of other things out there that will be vying for this pot of money in the end – Snake Hill Road, Sahalee Way, the community center,” Odell said. “Let’s not just focus on (Town Center).” The council is scheduled to address the 2012 budget at their Nov. 14 meeting. Reporter Caleb Heeringa can be reached at 392-6434. ext. 247, or

That was then. This is now. A Vision of Sammamish 2.0

The annual Concours d’Elegance…Art Walk Bookfest…Performance, Theater, and Dance…Art Galleries…Apparel and Specialty Shops…Wine Tasting…Nightlife…Artist Studios…Day Spas… This could be Sammamish! All of these kinds of activities and amenities are to be found in abundance in the communities that surround us. In Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Snoqualmie, these things and more are part of the community, part of the identity of those towns, and they are drawing more and more, and younger, people to play, live, and work in those communities. Companies like Google, IBM, and Microsoft, and many smaller high tech startups are located in in these communities, or have offices there. Some have cast the conversation about our future as either the status quo, or a collection of big box retailers, which few in our community want. But between those two extremes lie literally hundreds of possibilities that can grow our identity and attractiveness as a destination where people want to come to live, to play, to work, to pursue interests and passions and recreational activities. To get there, we need to build a vision of Sammamish together, and then execute on that vision! I will bring my strategic, business development, and executive experience to council and I will work for you to: • Keep our city fiscally sound through effective, efficient Council leadership and stewardship of our tax dollars. • Develop parks, the Town Center, an affordable Community Center, the infrastructure and services we need for the future, with Smart Growth, protecting the environment while minimizing the burden on the taxpayers. • Partner with the business community in ways that help minimize our tax exposure and maximize our business and job opportunities. • Provide more opportunities for our city government to listen to our citizens, to understand our needs and concerns.

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Shoreline Master Plan, which underwent significant rewrites before the Washington State Department of Ecology finally approved it this summer. Contrast that with their respective opponents, incumbent Nancy Whitten and former Planning Commission chairman Tom Vance, who have both received contributions from former Planning Commissioner and environmental advocate Erica Tiliacos, Parks Commissioner Mary Doerrer and Wally Pereyra, a former fisheries biologist who was skeptical about the effect of Ebright Creek Park on the creek’s salmon. Vance and Whitten have both identified themselves environmental advocates in recent interviews. Contribution trends are a bit less cut-and-dry in the race between Ramiro Valderrama and Jim Wasnick. Valderrama boasts of receiving support from across a “wide spectrum of the city” and a “balance between Democrats and Republicans.” He points to a $150 donation from Kathy Huckabay, a former City Councilwoman who donated to Vance and Tiliacos in the 2009 campaign, as an example of this environmental support. Much of Valderrama’s support comes from members of the local advocacy group he chairs – Citizens for Sammamish. Those donors include Harry and Claradell Shedd and Mike Collins. Wasnick said fundraising has not been his first priority during the campaign, instead asking supporters to put up yard signs and consider donating their money to charity. More than $7,800 of the $10,120 in his campaign fund has come from Wasnick himself.

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ers.” In the Top donors to Richardson/ Total raised Personal Top donors candidates by total as of Oct. 21 Whitten race, contributions the two candiamount Angus Walker Kathy Richardson: $9,098 $2,687 dates had dif(Woodinville), Mike ferent (as of Oct. 21): Collins, Rory Crispin, approaches to Michael Rutt fundraising. Richardson’s Mike and Venessa Collins: $6,130 in cash $3,084 (to Richardson, Wally Pereyra, John Wasnick, Valderrama and Nancy Whitten: $6,428 $3,817 contributions O’Brien leads all candiBornfreund) dates, while Harry and Claradell Whitten has Shedd: $1,750 (to gathered only Valderrama and Vance) Ramiro Valderrama: $7,601 $3,724 Mike Collins, Harry Wally Pereyra: $1,600 (to $1,930 from a Shedd, Claradell handful of Whitten and Vance) Shedd Mike Rutt: $1,050 (to core supportVanessa Collins, Wasnick, Bornfreund and Jim Wasnick: $10,120 $7,808 ers. Cyrus Oskui, Mike Richardson) Whitten, Rutt now in her third camMike Collins, Mike Jesse Bornfreund: $7,385 $5,360 paign, said the Richardson, who has collected Rutt, Tom Behan self-salesmandonations from 54 people, said ship required fundraising became a priority for Tom Vance: $7,063 $2,554 when fundrais- her when Whitten changed counWally Pereyra, Kathy ing has never cil seats to run against her. Huckabay been her “I knew it was going to have to strong suit. be a different type of campaign Whitten is also because of the name recognition Wasnick has garnered a $500 Wasnick also received a donareusing old campaign signs, that Nancy has,” Richardson said. donation from Cyrus Oskui, a tion from Vanessa Collins, the while first-time candidates like “I felt like I needed to get my Kirkland resident who owns wife of Mike Collins. Collins said Richardson must pay for new name out there more.” Columbia Athletic Clubs and has he and his wife wanted to donate ones. taken out advertisements in local to all first-time candidates early “It’s embarrassing to go out Reporter Caleb Heeringa can be media saying that city plans to in the election cycle to give them and push yourself,” Whitten said. reached at 392-6434. ext. 247, or build a community and aquatic a chance to get their message out “I know I’m known as being To comcenter might put his Sammamish through flyers and advertisespoken during council meetings, ment on this story, visit club out of business. ments. but I’m shy that way.” Wasnick, who has suggested He said he donated in the looking into partnering with name of his business rather than either a non-profit or private as an individual because he does company to run such a facility, most of his banking through his said the donation reflects his business account. “pro-business” outlook. “These are generally good peo“I think (Oskui) knows exactly ple that want to do something for where I’m at when it comes to the community,” he said. “They the aquatic center,” he said. should be supported by the votBy Tom Vance

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Sammamish has important issues to confront and challenges to overcome. Over the past few months, I’ve enjoyed writing about some of those issues. Here are more thoughts: Let’s stay financially responsible and keep taxes as low as we can. So many are hurting financially right now. I’m especially concerned about our many citizens on fixed incomes. Many bought their houses decades ago. Over time, property values have increased, along with property taxes. And this is a tough time for retirement income, with interest and dividends so low. Let’s continue our pay-aswe-go financing and local partnerships to build our parks and recreation. We can build a community center that serves our many families and seniors. But let’s partner with the YMCA. They raise funds, build, and operate community centers. We can have a great facility in Sammamish and avoid raising taxes or getting into debt.

Let’s protect our beautiful natural environment. Our forests, lakes, streams and wetlands are our insurance policy against erosion, flooding, and landslides. They infiltrate and evaporate our storm water, recharge our aquifers, and oh, by the way, are part of the reason so many of us decided to move here and stay here. As the economy improves, we can develop our Town Center to be an asset for our community, not an eyesore. Town Center will help us manage our growth. It can make us more self-reliant, and mitigate traffic on and off the plateau. It can be a source for goods and services, a place to live, work, and play. Change and growth will continue to challenge us. We need a committed, effective, and thoughtful City Council. If we work together, we can preserve what we love about Sammamish as we take on those challenges. I ask for your vote. And let’s continue the conversation over the next four years!

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to Issaquah School Board The Issaquah School Board is fortunate to have solid, professional, dedicated men and women willing to serve the district. Brian Deagle and Suzanne Weaver, both incumbents, are still the best choices. Both have been board members through the tough economic times. While the budget for schools has fallen, student performance has not. Deagle regularly makes his presence felt on the school board, asking the tough questions before casting a vote. In recent months, his probing of the proposed school bond over the course of three months led to some revisions and reduced costs. It’s the kind of challenge that citizens want to see in a representative. Weaver has creative ideas for schools and is passionate about changes that will promote better education of our students. Her business background has been valuable to the board. She is an articulate, no-nonsense board member. Challengers Pat Sansing and Brian Neville hold promise for future leadership roles in the school district, whether on the board or in another capacity. Their commitment seems genuine and we hope to see their involvement continue.

Tarleton, Bryant for port commissioners The concerns in the races for the Port of Seattle Commission are about enemies and rivals — in the name of terrorism and new competition. Candidate Gael Tarleton, the commission’s expert on security issues, is a shoo-in for another term. Her opponent, Richard Pope, is a perennial candidate for one office or another and not a serious contender. The other contested port race includes sharp, dedicated candidates — incumbent Bill Bryant and his challenger, Sammamish resident Dean Willard. Bryant has steered the commission through tough financial management issues and corrected the course. His commitment to bringing port issues to the public and for the public is outstanding. Willard’s decision to challenge Bryant — a leader respected by Democrats and Republicans, business and environmental interests alike — seems oddly timed. We encourage Willard to remain engaged in the public process. The local political scene needs more candidates with his enthusiasm and ideas. However, Bryant is the best choice to continue leading the Port of Seattle on the rough seas ahead.

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At a recent Planning Commission meeting, several people making three-minute public comment about the Critical Areas Ordinance were engaged by the commissioners. The speakers were asked to elaborate about the problems and the commissioners even asked for suggestions to fix the problems. These commissioners are a breath of fresh air. In contrast, when the Planning Commission was drafting the Critical Areas Ordinance in 2005, public input was ignored. It is unfortunate that the Planning Commission believed text prepared by consultants. The Critical Areas Ordinance draft failed to follow state law, containing definitions inconsistent with state code and wrongly including shorelines as critical areas when state law specifically states that shorelines are not critical areas. The public was excluded from seeing the draft document until it was sent to the City Council for quick passage. A similar scenario was repeated when the Planning Commission updated the Shoreline Master Program in 2007 and 2008. State law was again frequently disregarded and citizen input generally dismissed. The Planning Commission created a horribly flawed document that was not available for public viewing until just before completion. This unfortunate situation of exclusion ended up taking thousands of manhours to correct before the document was passed by the City Council in October 2009. This election season, two candidates running for City Council have served on the Planning Commission. Kathy Richardson is serving on the current Planning Commission. She is helping lead the new approach of inclusion and openness. Kathy Richardson is one of the reasons why the current Planning Commission is a breath of fresh air. Tom Vance, on the other hand, is part of the old guard, serving on the 2008 Planning Commission of exclusion and opaqueness. While these candidates are not


running against one another, please consider who you want to represent you on the council. George Toskey Sammamish

No on I-1125 Initiative 1125 is masquerading as a tolling bill. In reality, it would devastate funding for our major road projects such as 520, the viaduct, the Columbia River Crossing, 167 and 405. The state Office of Financial Management estimates that the state would lose over $60 million in federal matching funds if this initiative passes. Twenty-five percent of the funding for 520 comes from tolls. Because the Initiative provides that the politicians in Olympia will set the tolls rather than an independent commission of traffic experts, our state treasurer’s independent analysis shows that the cost of interest on the bonds might increase by $18 million per $100 million of principal, if they could be sold at all. How many investors do you know would buy bonds whose payback is dependent on decisions by politicians? Further, after the initial bonds are paid, the tolls would come off and we would be back competing for gas tax funds with other projects around the state. Gas tax funds are currently stretched to the limit so removal of the tolls will only accelerate the competition. Secondly, there is a little clause slipped into the end of the initiative that would bar Sound Transit from putting light rail on the I-90. While voters in the communities around I-90 support light rail, one wealthy developer is opposed to this project; he is the primary funder of this initiative. There is an incredibly broad coalition supporting NO ON 1125. Businesses and chambers of commerce across the state, newspapers, environmental, non-profit and neighborhood groups, city council and Eastside Transportation Partners, a coalition of eastside cities, have come together to say NO to 1125.

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Re-elect Brian Deagle Ballots will soon arrive in our mailboxes and we will be asked to decide on a number of important local elections. At the same time, the Issaquah School District is facing an unprecedented reduction in state resources. Voters have a clear choice when selecting the critical leadership needed to steward us through difficult budgetary decisions and protect the district’s excellent record on student achievement. Brian Deagle has served our schools admirably for the past five years and has earned another term on the Issaquah School Board. Brian Deagle has actively participated on the board to ensure the success of all students in the district. He has worked with educators and administrators to create a clear vision for student success, implement long-range planning and establish systems of accountability. Brian’s support of the newly-created District Score Card, which See FORUM, Page 5

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tracks our school’s progress toward district initiatives, is one example of his engaged participation on and leadership of the board. In addition to ensuring student achievement, Brian Deagle has worked with other school board members to uphold fiscal management of the district’s resources. Issaquah district administrative overhead is the lowest of all of the King County school districts. In fact, if Issaquah schools were run with the same percentage of administrative overhead as its neighboring districts, we would have to pull another $3 million from our classrooms. A midyear cut to the district’s budget last spring was effectively managed as the board and the administration wisely planned for this contingency. Our schools are now being warned that they must prepare for another midyear cut in state funding and difficult decisions will need to be made. Upon his re-election, Brian will have the longest record of service on the board. We need someone with a strong institutional knowledge and established relationships with the district staff and administrators. We need Brian Deagle’s leadership to guide the Issaquah School District as it strives to excel in this turbulent financial climate. I encourage you to vote Deagle and mail your ballot by Nov. 8. Laura Nudelman Sammamish

No on I-1183 In response to your editorial, I’m voting no on I-1183 because I don’t believe the big stores that would handle liquor sales would have the variety of brands that are now available at state stores. I like some of the smaller brands that stores like Costco are not likely to sell. In short, I don’t want to have to choose between a Chevy and a Ford when I might want a Ferrari and now I can get a “Ferrari” at my state store. Sorry, Costco, but I’m not interested. Charles Garrity Sammamish

Support for Whitten A smart political move by Nancy Whitten in declaring her candidacy for position 2 for council made Kathy Richardson actually have to face an opponent and participate in a campaign. Unfortunately, it seems Richardson thought she was going to run unopposed. This may explain why she has not

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made herself available to campaign and has not informed the voters where she stands on key issues. She has not given the electorate a chance to get to know her or to see how she would engage them. The voters deserve a candidate that doesn’t take their vote for granted. Her responses to the Review demonstrate she hasn’t learned enough about the challenges our city faces. Completing her full, four-year, term on the Planning Commission will give her a better understanding of what it takes to run a city, and will help to educate her on the wide range of issues and compromises that need to be made as a city leader. Our citizens need a council member who is informed, participates and engages our citizens; one who understands the history of the city and the legislative process. Nancy Whitten has been a hands-on councilwoman that has been involved in growing our city into a community. Let’s continue to build on our accomplishments, join me in voting for Nancy Whitten. Erica Tiliacos The writer is a former member of the Sammamish Planning Commission

Support for Richardson I have had the privilege of working closely with Kathy Richardson and a group of shoreline property owners for more than two years. While some frame this group as one with a narrow, self-interested focus, my experience has been of a group committed to

improving citizen involvement, crafting more balanced legislation, and being open to non-traditional approaches and solutions to issues. Richardson played a key role in facilitating the group process to identify and prioritize areas of focus and to reach out in new ways to generate opportunities for increased dialogue with council and staff. More recently, she has demonstrated her continued commitment to our community by bringing her skills to the Planning Commission. She is able to understand the complexities of existing and proposed regulations, including those of other agencies that impact the city. I am impressed with her ability to digest the volumes of technical information required, listen to staff, consultant and citizen presentations with an ear toward understanding, and make reasoned, informed policy recommendations. Her deliberative inquiry approach surfaces information important to the discussion that might otherwise remain unexplored. These are all strengths that would make her a great addition to the Sammamish City Council. To those who question her availability and level of commitment, solely based on the written opinions of others, I encourage you to review past Planning Commission proceedings on the city’s website. Observe her leadership, information-gathering, and decisionmaking abilities. Note the consideration she puts into her decisions when a vote is called for. Make your own decision based on what you observe. My decision is to strongly support Kathy

Richardson for Sammamish City Council Position No. 2. Linda Eastlick Sammamish

Support for Bornfreund I am writing to endorse Jesse Bornfreund for Sammamish City Council. I am a resident of Sammamish, and had the distinct pleasure of working with Bornfreund at Microsoft for four years. One of the things which impressed me about Bornfreund is how he always seemed to take a roomful of people, often with different agendas, and very different ideas about what needed to be done, and drive them to a consensus in which everyone felt as though their ideas and approaches were being listened to, and agreed to a way forward that enabled a result. In business, that’s a critical skill, something we need more of in government, and Bornfreund is better at it than most of the people I’ve worked with over a very long career. When Bornfreund told me he was running for Sammamish City Council, I was very excited, and I thought, “that’s exactly the kind of person we need.” Sammamish is a great place to live, but like any city as young as ours, we have to have a vision we can agree on to move forward, even if we all think just a little bit differently about it. We need people on council who can drive consensus, and more importantly, push for results, not just studies, talk and plans with no action. We have to move forward from getting our city off the ground, which we have done, to achieving a future that will sustain our


growth, and continue to make Sammamish one of the most desirable places to live, shop, play, work, and visit. Jesse’s candidacy brings a unique perspective and skill set, with a keen focus on achieving results. I wholeheartedly endorse Jesse Bornfreund for Sammamish City Council Position 6. He has my vote…I encourage you to give him yours. Bill Jacobi Sammamish

Support for Valderrama Ramiro Valderrama has repeatedly and consistently demonstrated over the last several years to me, and many neighbors across the city, that he is highly ethical, an excellent listener, a proven collaborator, and a leader extremely capable of developing his own decisions based on getting to the relevant facts built on truth. Jim Wasnick suggests that he is approachable and skilled at one-on-one get togethers, but this is not going to be much help for a wider community. Valderrama shows great talent at drawing out the thoughts and feelings of a large group of people and helping them to make their way to consensus. I, and many others, have never seen Valderrama driving an agenda except to challenge all parties to get to the truth on important facts that can assist everyone in making informed decisions critical to the very future of this city. I am throwing my support to Valderrama because the tough challenges and decisions facing this city require such clear, colSee FORUM, Page 6

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laborative leadership that must involve its citizens. His example in Citizens for Sammamish, an open to all comers public group, has clearly served as a great model of a more progressive and democratic form of city government actually involving its citizens in critical and important decisions. This more public, open, and transparent form of government is at the very foundation and principles set and protected in Washington State’s leading rightto-know laws and Constitution. Faced with choosing an individual with a more open and transparent form of collaborative leadership, or a self described personable individual touting one on one who hasn’t shown he could moderate a diverse group to assist the forming of a consensus, the choice is easy for City Council. I’m backing and recommending Valderrama for City Council, as

Consider the source John Galvin endorses candidates? Really? This is the disgruntled Town Center landowner who wants to pave over the Town Center. He once suggested about 75,000 would be a good target population for our city. It seems as though every unhappy citizen, with their own personal ax to grind, weighs in on the “old guard” – the “legacy” councilpersons we have to get rid of. And that anyone Bob Brady, Kathy Huckabay, or Mark Cross endorses must be tainted, as Mr. Galvin suggests. Here is the real “legacy”: Over the past few years, Sammamish has been rated one of the top 15 most livable cities in America, out of many thousands of cities. When cities all around us, including Issaquah, Redmond, and Kirkland, were

facing deficits, firing employees, and shutting down programs, Sammamish was financially sound and secure. Over the past few years, Sammamish has fixed roads, built new parks and sports fields, and developed our city center to be a destination for celebrations and events, especially July 4th and the Farmer’s Market. And all of the above without raising taxes. Throw the bums out!? Change is always hard. Whenever the council faces a difficult decision — like the Shoreline Master Program, a barricade removal, or, in the case of Galvin, a Town Center plan that makes sense for Sammamish, but not necessarily his own ambitions — there are always going to be angry citizens who wanted a different result. Beware the candidates they endorse. They may be more interested in their own backyard than the community as a whole. Penny J. Short Sammamish

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Two charged, others sought in alleged drug deal, robbery By Caleb Heeringa

Two men have been charged with burglary in connection with an apparent drug deal gone wrong in the Vintage neighborhood Oct. 10. Antonio McClure, 21, of Tukwila, and Samuel Hammitt, 19, of Shoreline, were arrested without incident in south Seattle Oct. 14. Prosecutors allege that McClure and Hammitt were two of a group of four that stole marijuana, money and cell phones from a Sammamish resident and his friends, according to charging documents filed in King County Superior Court. McClure, Hammitt and two females allegedly came to the victim’s residence expecting to buy marijuana from the victim and his friends. The two sides got into a dispute about whether some of the money involved was

counterfeit or not, which prompted McClure, Hammitt and one of the females in the group to pull out handguns and a stun gun and order everyone to the ground. According to the documents, one of the victims got into a physical altercation with McClure and argued that the guns were fake, which prompted either McClure or Hammitt to fire a shot into a couch. Police later recovered the bullet from the scene. The group then stole the items and marijuana from the Sammamish resident and his friends and fled. The victims were able to get the license plate from the fleeing vehicle, which led police to McClure and Hammitt several days later. According to the documents, Hammitt admitted to the inciSee CHARGED, Page 7



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dent after being arrested. Police also searched McClure’s Seattle residence and recovered counterfeit cash, two loaded handguns and an AR-15 style assault rifle. McClure will also face an unlawful possession of a firearm charge because he has previous felony robbery, burglary and theft convictions as a juvenile. Sammamish Police Administrative Sgt. Jessica Sullivan said police have identi-

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fied the rest of the group involved in the robbery, including an 18-year-old female and 19year-old female, both of Burien. Charges are pending. Sullivan said police will not be charging the victims in connection with the case, since at least one of them had a doctor’s note authorizing him to possess marijuana and police cannot prove that any money changed hands during the altercation. Reporter Caleb Heeringa can be reached at 392-6434. ext. 247, or To comment on this story, visit

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“unprecedented nationally.” The uncertainty would make it next to impossible to sell bonds for the projects and potentially sacrifice millions of dollars of federal grant money that is dependent on variable tolling rates. The initiative would also prohibit gas tax money from going to “non-highway purposes” – gutting a Sound Transit plan to run light rail over the I-90 bridge. The councils of Redmond, Kirkland and Renton have come out against the measure, as have business groups on both side of Lake Washington, including the Association of Washington Business, the Washington Association of Realtors and the Bellevue and Seattle chambers of commerce. Microsoft has been a top donor to a campaign against the initiative. Sammamish’s council joined the club on a 5-2 vote, with councilmen John Curley and John James opposed. Both said

they didn’t believe the council should be in the business of trying to sway voters on statewide initiatives. “If that’s the service that we’re starting to do, we should do it for all the initiatives that come down the pipe,” Curley said. “To cherry-pick certain ones … seems a little inconsistent.” Council candidates Jesse Bornfreund and Jim Wasnick echoed that sentiment during the public comment period. The rest of the council, however, said the measure’s potential impact on the thousands of Sammamish residents that use the 520 and I-90 bridges made it important that they weigh in. “Since we’re part of regional boards that see the importance of regional and statewide issues, I think it’s important that we take a stance,” Councilman Mark Cross said. “I think having light rail across to the Eastside is a feature that we don’t want to have held up.” Councilwoman Michelle Petitti pointed out that both of the leading candidates for Governor in 2012 – Democrat


Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna – oppose the initiative. Curley argued that the current tolls could especially hurt Eastside commuters who work in Seattle and could not adjust their schedules to avoid high rush-hour tolls. “We’re taxing them right out of their cars,” he said. Mayor Don Gerend noted that he was not in favor of Sound Transit’s plan to extend light rail to the Eastside, saying that money would have been better spent on improving bus service. But he said he was still opposed to the initiative’s dismantling of the variable tolling system, which is aimed at cutting down on congestion by encouraging people to change their driving habits. “The only way to relieve congestion is to do some social engineering,” Gerend said. “Building a road period is social engineering. Variable tolling spreads out the traffic so that we don’t have to build more lane miles. As for who tolls, I’d hate for that to go to the legislature since their track record isn’t all that good on other matters.”

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What do you think of the idea of adequate yearly progress as spelled out by the federal No Child Left Behind Act?

Good concept; measuring multiple subject areas for various student sub-groups (37 total measurements). A school, however, should not “fail” for missing only one of 37.

In Issaquah, test scores aren’t the best progress measurement. School board must be more aggressive in pushing the district to innovate and improve beyond testing.

AYP measurements were not well-conceived as the requirement to continuously improve is especially difficult to attain in the highest performing districts (like Issaquah).

The stair-stepping of AYP goals has resulted in targets which will soon cause all schools to be “failing.” The punitive nature of AYP is counterproductive.

How important is required passage of a standardized science or biology test for high school graduation? Why?

It is critical that we ensure our children graduate fully capable in science, which I think is a proxy for critical thinking skills.

State requires science testing to graduate beginning 2015. Until then, focus on supporting good teachers and stringent grading. Don’t neglect teaching creativity and soft skills.

Standardized testing for graduation requirements deserves scrutiny and should allow for some judgment at the school level, and science/biology is no exception.

It is important to ensure that students have mastered the state standards in science. I would prefer to see end-of-course exams for biology and chemistry.

We need fresh thoughts on this, as current directors believe only teachers can be cut. Before that, study: reserves strategy, administration and school board expenses.

To fairly weigh in on where to cut, I would have to review full financials and consult directly with district staff before offering an opinion.

I recommend more exploration of online and blended learning opportunities that would reduce staffing requirements without impacting the quality of education in the classroom.

I have five years of board experience, including one as president. I know how to drive the board to lead the district to achieve.

My career brings executive experience creating long-term strategies, managing $200 million budgets and implementing complex changes. Experience on school boards and as education lobbyist.

Ten years of management experience with a focus on critical/independent thinking, financial work with private schools and serving as a nonprofit board president.

Five years’ experience as an incumbent school board member, plus an MBA in finance and extensive board and treasurer experience in district PTSA and VIS.

I cannot set aside funding when our state constitution says that “ample provision” for the education of children is the “paramount duty” of state government.

Continued support for changing teacher and principal pay scales and evaluations to include parent and student feedback. Ensure Quality Education Council continues to be supported.

Finding the right federal/state/local balance on accountability measures to maximize student achievement given the socio-economic realities of different district locations.

Many important education issues ultimately involve funding, but we should ask them not to lose sight of the education reform goals they set in ESHB2261.

We should consider expanding programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with a focus on practical applications; for example, healthcare, given new local hospitals.

We have huge potential in our community. More companies, individuals and groups can be counted on to work with students and improve vocational programs.

While the ISD (appropriately) encourages a college prep-based approach, I believe a more defined vocational (and arts) path should also be considered.

Coursework should involve more “hands-on” opportunities for students and more exposure to career paths via internships or professionals who volunteer their time.

More important is kids showing up at kindergarten ready to learn. Fortunately, the vast majority of our kids are ready; we focus on the rest.

Important to be available, but parents should decide what is right for their child. For most, but not all, it is important for future success.

All-day kindergarten is preferable, but not critical (based on my current experience and research) to long-term educational success.

Kindergarten is the foundation for future learning and is critically important for kids without preschool experience or whose families can’t read to them at home.

The board supports the relationship through policy, including contract negotiations. The board listens to the union each meeting, and we jointly participate in community groups.

Fix the unnecessarily tense relationship now before it’s too late. Board should be seeking regular involvement, feedback and buy-in with IEA. Focus on common goals.

The school board should have regular and open communication with teacher union representatives and try to focus on coming to consensus around contentious areas.

The school board provides the financial parameters and community values to the district for contract bargaining, to ensure both a balanced budget and high-caliber teachers.

I am not satisfied with leaving any of our kids behind. At this point, the solutions are detailed and unique to the individual situation.

Achieve smaller class sizes in earlier grades for future success. Our low dropout rate is due to families and demographics: not current school board actions.

Eliminating dropouts altogether should always be the goal, and this aspiration can be pursued by providing effective approaches to different learning styles.

We need to understand why students are leaving our system, both students who drop out and students who leave for private schools or Running Start.

If further budget cuts are needed, what top two areas do you recommend the board study to make those cuts?

What experience do you bring to the board that will make a difference to the school district?

Setting aside funding issues, what should district officials be asking of state legislators?

What change to vocational training should the district consider?

How important is all-day kindergarten for future educational success?

What is the role of the school board in the district’s relationship with the teachers’ union?

What would you do to lower the district’s dropout rate, or is it low enough?

83 percent of the district’s operating budget is staff salaries and benefits. If we must make meaningful budget cuts we have to cut this item.

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State nets almost $3 million from Discover Pass Sales prompt backups, confusion at Lake Sammamish State Park By Warren Kagarise

The state-mandated Discover Pass generated $2.9 million for state parks and other public recreation lands since the state and retailers started offering the pass Local parks in June Lake Sammamish — cruState Park cial ◆ 3,053 annual passes dollars ◆ $90,500 in revenue for the ◆ 11,011 day-use passes cash◆ $109,871 in revenue strap◆ Rangers sell annual ped agenand day-use passes from a kiosk at the cies Northwest Sammamish reRoad park entrance. sponsible Squak Mountain for State Park man◆ 142 day-use passes aging ◆ $1,386 in revenue public ◆ Squak Mountain is lands. not staffed on a regular Offbasis; parkgoers buy icials passes on a self-pay startsystem. ed requiring a $30 annual pass or a $10 day-use pass to park vehicles at recreation lands statewide July 1. The pass is mandatory for state parks, as well as lands managed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state Department of Natural Resources. State public lands agencies need to generate about $60 million per year in sales to compensate for deep budget cuts. The agencies split the revenue — 84 percent for state parks and 8 per-

cent apiece for the others. Lake Sammamish State Park Manager Rich Benson said attendance at the lakefront park seemed lighter since the rangers started requiring the pass for admission, but unseasonable weather and other factors could also impact attendance. Combined, Lake Sammamish and Squak Mountain state parks generated $201,757 since the Discover Pass was implemented, rangers said. (Rangers oversee Lake Sammamish, Squak Mountain, Bridle Trails and Olallie state parks from a central office in Issaquah.) Sales require a significant commitment from the staff at the parks office along Northwest Sammamish Road. Come weekends, rangers man the booth at the park entrance and collect cash and checks from passless parkgoers. The effort is time-consuming, although a credit card terminal, a recent addition, should smooth the process. “On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, pretty much all we’ve been doing is money,” Benson said. Traffic backups occur at the entrance on sunny days as people flock to the park. Officials plan to redo the entryway to add a bypass lane for annual Discover Pass holders. The rollout of the pass to the public also caused some hiccups at the boat launch on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. Some boaters did not realize a Discover Pass is required in addition to the $7 launch fee.

So, crews added signs to alert boaters to the updated fees and assigned a ranger to the launch to answer questions about the pass. Benson said most parkgoers seem to appreciate the fee to maintain state parks, although rangers received some sharp remarks from people upset about the pass. “Over a period of time, as people start realizing they have to pay here, some of them won’t even show up here anymore,” he said. “I’m hoping that’s not the case to a large degree.” The effort to enforce the pass requirement is another demand, as rangers comb the parking lots at Lake Sammamish and Squak Mountain to search for violators. “We’re not out there every minute of every day, but we go out a couple times a day and we put notices on their cars,” Benson said. Enforcement differs on public lands Parkgoers must display the

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said in a recent interview. Legislators “have to come back into town and fix it,” he added. The combined effort to sell and enforce the Discover Pass means less time is available for Lake Sammamish and Squak Mountain rangers to complete projects throughout the parks. “It’s something we take pretty seriously,” Benson said. “When we had the parking fees, we did the same thing. When we had the parking fees, none of us were

real excited about parking fees, but it was something the agency felt was important, so we took it very seriously and went out there and did it. Honestly, it’s what none of us hired on to do.” (Legislators instituted a $5 daily parking fee or $50 annual pass for state parks in 2003, but abandoned the program in 2006 after attendance declined.) The enforcement approach differs on lands under Department of Natural Resources jurisdiction, such as Tiger Mountain State Forest near Issaquah. “When we run into them out on our lands, and when folks are

SAMMAMISH REVIEW informed about it, they’re generally very positive and willing to purchase the pass and participate in the program,” said Bryan Flint, Department of Natural Resources communications and outreach director. “There are a few folks who are upset about it, but that’s to be expected.” Only eight officers police all Department of Natural Resources-managed lands in Washington, so enforcement is all but impossible. “We’ve been really focused on education and compliance, and less on enforcement,” Flint said. “If we have folks who are abusing the system, we’ll obviously take

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Legislature slashed funding in recent years. Rangers reduced maintenance at Squak Mountain State Park near Issaquah after state officials considered closing the park from July until 2013 as a cost-cutting measure. “Public support has been essential as we begin this new program aimed at preserving public access to recreation lands,” Hoch said in a statement. “It’s heartening that Washington citizens are willing to help keep their recreation lands open and operating. And we are optimistic that sales will continue to grow to help fund our state recreation lands.”

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POlice Blotter Suicide attempt Police responded to a report of a man in his 20s attempting suicide the morning of Oct. 16. Officers arrived to find the man’s parents restraining their son, who was agitated and talking about killing himself. The man was delusional and told police and his parents that all his friends were talking bad about him. The man’s parents said they had contacted the friends, who did not know what the man was talking about. The man threatened to hang himself and then attempted to swallow an excessive amount of sleeping pills before police arrived. He was transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Bank fraud A Sammamish man discovered $22,000 worth of unauthorized charges on his bank

account Oct. 14. The victim is unsure how someone would have obtained his card number.

Displaced lawn care equipment A resident on the 2000 block of 244th Avenue Northeast reported Oct. 13 that someone had been in his yard and moved a lawn thatcher sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The home is for sale and had been burglarized earlier this year. The man said he had not given anyone permission to use his lawn equipment. No other items were missing. The case remains under investigation.

Sexting Police were called Oct. 12 after a Sammamish teen received sexually explicit picture messages on her cell phone. The teen told police that she got a text message from an unknown number calling her “hot” and offering to send pictures. The teen told the texter that she wasn’t See BLOTTER, Page 14

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interested and turned off her phone. When she woke up the next morning the texter had sent two pictures of his partially exposed penis. The teen told police that she originally suspected that her friends were playing a prank on her, but that she doesn’t think they would take it far enough to send such pictures. Police have documented the incident and have the cell phone number where the pictures originated. The case remains under investigation.

Domestic assault A 73-year-old Sammamish man was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault after allegedly choking his wife during an argument Oct. 10. The wife told police that the two had been arguing about money, which prompted the man to put his hands around her throat. The wife had red marks around her neck. The husband, who suffers from dementia, told

police he had only put his hands over her mouth to quiet her “because she is a difficult woman,” but denied choking her. Police arrested the man and booked him into King County Jail.

Lawn vandalism A neighbor reported that someone had been doing donuts on newly seeded lawn at a home under construction on the 2600 block of 212th Avenue Southeast Oct. 12. The neighbor reported that an older black Toyota 4-Runner with a rack on the roof had come and driven in circles on the lawn two nights in a row. The case remains under investigation.

Family strife A Sammamish woman came to the Sammamish Police Department Oct. 13 to report that her live-in boyfriend often yelled at her and had recently thrown grapes at her during an argument. Police told the woman that the incident likely didn’t rise to the level of domestic violence, but gave her contact information for

SAMMAMISH REVIEW a domestic violence advocate. They documented the case for future reference.

near the corner of Northeast 8th Street and 228th Avenue Northeast just before 4 p.m. Oct. 13. The man’s vehicle was impounded.

Domestic burglary A Sammamish couple reported Oct. 9 that several sentimental items had been stolen from their home while they were on their honeymoon during the month of September. The wife reported that jewelry, lingerie and a white fox fur coat had gone missing while they were out of town and that she suspected her ex-husband. A nanny and house cleaner were the only people who had access to the home while she and her husband were out of town. Several items that were much more valuable had not been touched. Several of the missing items had been gifts from the ex-husband to the wife, which causes her to suspect the ex-husband. Police were able to obtain some fingerprints from the areas where the items went missing. The case remains under investigation.

Child abuse

Suspended license

An Eastlake High School student reported that someone struck his vehicle as it was parked in the Safeway parking lot Oct. 14.

A 51-year-old Seattle man was cited for driving with a suspended license after being pulled over

Police were called to a local elementary school Oct. 13 after a pair of brothers reported that their mother regularly hits them. The brothers reported that the blows hurt and often leave red marks, but the children said they were not fearful of going home. The incident was referred to Child Protective Services.

Credit card fraud A Sammamish woman discovered more than $1500 worth of fraudulent charges on her credit card Oct. 4. The charges were for items that were shipped to an East Coast address. The case remains under investigation.

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The collision occurred sometime between 7:20 a.m. and 2:20 p.m., as the teen was in class. There was damage to the rear portion of the cab and front portion of the bed of the student’s truck. Police have no suspects.

Open doors Police contacted five Trossachs residents whose garage doors were left open after dark the evening of Oct. 11, as well as two more whose doors were open the evening of Oct. 14. All were warned about recent burglaries in the area involving open garage doors.

No license A 22-year-old Sammamish resident was cited for driving with an invalid license Oct. 13. The woman was pulled over for driving 42 mph in a 30 mph zone on the 22000 block of Northeast 14th Street. Her license had expired in August.

Vehicle prowl A resident on the 24800 block of Northeast 3rd Place had a satellite radio stolen from their vehicle as it sat in their driveway overnight Oct. 7. Police are unsure how the suspect accessed the car and have no suspects. Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.


Troopers cite 370 motorists for cellphone infractions Washington State Patrol troopers stopped almost 400 motorists for cellphone infractions last month. Troopers continue to monitor local roads for cellphone violators. State law changed in 2009 to make cellphone use and texting

primary offenses for motorists. Before the change, law enforcement officers could only cite drivers for phone use if the driver violated the speed limit or broke another law. In September, King County troopers stopped 370 drivers for talking on cellphones and 43 people for texting behind the wheel. The state patrol said more than half of the violators received a $124 ticket for illegal cellphone use.

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State starts tracking prescription pain medication purchases State health officials have started collecting information regarding purchases of prescription pain medication to crack down on a statewide overdose problem. Officials rolled out the Washington State Prescription Monitoring Program in October

to reduce abuse and promote safe prescription drug use. The program collects information on commonly abused medications. Information from pharmacies and health care providers is collected and stored in a central database. Starting in January, health care providers can view their patients’ prescription history dating back to the start of data collection. The program also allows


patients and law enforcement officials to view the prescription records. Officials said physicians and pharmacists could use the data to intervene earlier to identify dangerous drug interactions, address misuse, recognize undermanaged pain or see the need for substance-abuse treatment. The rate of overdose deaths involving prescription pain medications doubled from 2000 to 2010.

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‘Nightmare at Beaver Lake’ off to a scary start As event-goers stood in line to enter through a tunnel into the dark woods, two girls pleaded with their mother to take them home. The mother convinced them to brave the nighttime haunt — they were the ones who had wanted to come in the first place, she repeated — and one girl whimpered as the gatekeeper let them pass through. Families and small groups of community members experienced the eighth annual Nightmare at Beaver Lake dress rehearsal Oct. 19. While the roughly 200 actors and event support staff spent the evening working out the kinks fore the full-fledged production, some Nightmare visitors said 2011 was better than in the past. Scare Productions and Rotary Club of Sammamish turned the 85acre Beaver Lake Park into a frenzy of frights, chills and twisted horror-movie-like scenes. Visitors meandered through a forest of classic phobias and wound past an entire field filled with gravestones. Haunt producers did away with a few of last year’s props and scenes but brought back the spinning vortex, which seems to be a fan favorite. At the end of the Nightmare walk, visitors pass through a claustrophobic pavilion, complete with a rabid werewolf, coffin-bound vampires and an execution scene. Tickets cost $8 per person for the family scare hour. Admittance to full scare hours on Friday or Saturday is $15 and on Sunday through Thursday is $12. Parking is free and the main entrance is at the Beaver Lake Park ballfields entrance. Event-goers will receive $1 off their ticket price if they donate a can of food. You can also buy tickets by clicking the Etix link near the bottom of the page at Contact Dellann Elliott, at for more information.

Two vampires, right, hide in their coffins as they wait to startle event goers Oct. 19.

Nightmare at Beaver Lake schedule The annual haunt runs from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27; 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 and 7-10 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31, Halloween. The first 45 minutes nightly is family hour, a little less intense experience for younger visitors.

Photos by Christopher Huber Colleen Kelly (hand) does make-up for Katy Freiberg, left, of Bellevue, as she prepares to play Dr. Frankenstein during the Nightmare at Beaver Lake Oct. 19.

An actor waits for people to come through the creepy clown stage.

An actress stands on display as part of the “We Know What Scares You” Nightmare at Beaver Lake Oct. 19.


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Local teen called an ‘angel’ for her work with seniors By Christopher Huber

Sammamish resident Smrithi Sukumar wasn’t sure what to think about working with senior citizens before she started her summer internship with Sammamish nonprofit Faith in Action. She was skeptical her seemingly minimal efforts and tasks would not matter much. But one experience at a woman’s home during her roughly six-week stint changed her mind about the significance of helping her elders with the little things. “I had no idea that by simply talking to her about her life I had brightened her day so much,” Smrithi said in an article after her internship. “This incident made me realize how important you can make someone feel by taking the time to listen to them.” Upon finishing her work with the organization, now called Eastside Friends of Seniors, the junior at International Community School received an award from Teens in Public Service. The youth community service placement organization gave her the “Jill’s Angel Award,” which recognizes “extraordinary compassion and understanding of working with and caring for the elderly.” “When they called my name, I was thrilled,” Smrithi said. Smrithi’s mother, Padma Sukumar, said she was a little concerned at first about her daughter going into strangers’ houses, even if it was to help. But Faith in Action sent someone with her initially to get used to it. After being on the job for a few days, Padma said Smrithi would come home confident and excited about her time spent with Sammamish seniors. She would help them with simple tasks or just hang out and interview them to learn about their life stories, Smrithi said. “It opened my eyes to the smaller things you can do to help others,” she said. “At first I was apprehensive, but I was really intrigued by how interesting they are. I was happily surprised at how excited they were to talk to me.” In addition to visiting with debilitated or lonely seniors, Smrithi helped in the organization’s office.

Washington selected to be placed in internship positions with various organizations in the area. Approximately 700 youth applied for the program and 400 interviewed, Padma and Smrithi said. Smrithi said she gained an appreciation for how easy it is to help people.

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Smrithi Sukumar, a junior at International Community School, poses with the “Jill’s Angel Award,” which Teens in Public Service gave her for her work with Sammamish-based organization Faith in Action (now Eastside Friends of Seniors). She worked on the database and wrote reports or letters to prospective donors, she said. “She was happy when she came home,” said Padma. “I think this was a fantastic experience for her.” Smrithi is also involved in

Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society and Asha, an organization that works to educate children in India. She also volunteers at the Kids Quest Children’s Museum in Bellevue. Smrithi was one of 57 teens in

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Literacy room helps Discovery students By Christopher Huber

If it weren’t for the “Marvin Redpost” series, a bunch of fourth-grade boys at Discovery Elementary School might not be so into reading this school year. And if it weren’t for a staff member’s vision and nearly $30,000 from the PTA, the school might not even have that book series by Louis Sachar in its selection. Discovery opened its new literacy room this fall. It’s a “re-purposed” former art room and storage space that now offers nearly 1,000 different book sets at varying reading levels for the entire school population. The point is to expand options for teachers as they work with students, each of whom has a different focus or need in their reading development, teachers and staff members said. The school is

on the leading edge of the Issaquah School District’s efforts to overhaul its reading curriculum. “Now it’s become more purposeful,” said Dziedzic, literacy support coach for Discovery and Challenger elementary schools. “Discovery and district teachers realized one-size-fits-all does not work and doesn’t foster a love of reading.” The “Marvin Redpost” books, among others, were such a big deal to the boys because they previously read from a limited selection of kids books at their level, and many of those were catered to girls’ interest, said Vickie Pruger and Chelsea Dziedzic, who staff the new literacy room. “Marvin Redpost” sparked their interest last spring as third-graders — now, as fourthgraders, they seem to be more

Cascade Ridge walkers raise big bucks

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Students at Cascade Ridge Elementary were able to raise more than $50,000 for the PTA through a walkathon and fall festival Oct. 14. More than 550 students participated and principal Natalie Fowler even went to a makeshift jail to help the students raise some of the money.

Photo by Christopher Huber

Patty Britt, a longtime Discovery first-grade teacher, reads through a book with first-graders Gavin Hilliard, front, and Sydney Dean Oct. 19 in the school’s new literacy room. engaged in reading than ever before. “They were really interested in

reading,” said Pruger, a Discovery Elementary School reading specialist and kindergarten teacher.

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New members will join both school boards after the election Siri Bliesner to be on Lake Washington board

Anne Moore will join the Issaquah School Board

By Christopher Huber

By Tom Corrigan

Siri Bliesner, of Redmond, is running in an uncontested race for the Lake Washington School Board this fall. She will replace outgoing board member Ravi Shahani. Although Bliesner does not live in Sammamish, school board seats are voted on by the district as a whole, and decisions she makes will impact Sammamish families in the Lake Washington district. The general election is Nov. 8. Bliesner works in public health and graduated from Stanford with a degree in human biology and received a masters in public Siri Bliesner health from the University of Washington, she said. She speaks Spanish and currently works for Hopelink as the outcome and evaluation coordinator. Originally from the Seattle area, she and her husband of 18 years, David Cline, have two children. Samara attends Redmond High School

Residents are guaranteed of seeing at least one new face on the Issaquah School Board next year. Bellevue resident Anne Moore is running unopposed for the District 1 seat being vacated by current board president Jan Colbrese. “I will always be deeply invested in the Issaquah School District,” Colbrese said. But after 12 years on the board, and after discussions with her husband, she decided it was time to move on. She further noted that all of her children have now graduated from district schools. Colbrese Anne Moore announced her decision not to run in June, prior to the election filing deadline. Since then she was diagnosed with a serious illness. Colbrese said she is well on the way to recovery, but that is another reason she is glad she decided to step aside.

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New camera grading saves time, helps students and teachers By Christopher Huber

time-crunched teachers. It also gives a student immediate feedback on a multiple-choice test, allowing them to figure out their wrong answers within the same class period.

A few high school teachers in Sammamish are spending a little less time entering student grades after school these days. Teachers at Skyline High How it works School have caught on to what some in the Issaquah School On a test, a student bubbles in District called a sort of grassroots their student ID and their tech initiative to help teachers answers on a half-sheet form. save time, schools save money The student or the teacher then and students get instant feedback swipes the completed test under on tests. the camera. Within a second or Skyline is two, the compiloting “I like to try to find ways puter screen GradeCam, a flashes the stuto streamline the web-based dent’s name grading process..” software proand score and is gram similar ready for the – Becky Fowler, to but more next one. Teacher – readily availFowler said a able than a class of about Scantron machine. It works 30 students can grade its own through a teacher’s existing intests within five minutes. class document camera to instanStudents can then go back to taneously grade multiple-choice their seats and work on correctests. tions while the program displays The teacher-initiated program, graphs telling her which students which costs $2 to $2.50 per stuanswered which questions wrong dent for a yearly subscription fee, and which was the most commonly mis-answered question. is further along at Issaquah High School. The kicker for most teachers, But two months into the Fowler highlighted, is that school year, staff members at GradeCam then enters the grades Skyline are already talking about into Skyward, the school district’s using the program on a larger electronic student grade-book scale starting in fall of 2012. program. “It’s pretty slick,” said science “I like the new tech things that teacher Becky Fowler, who is come out,” she said. “I like to try piloting GradeCam this school to find ways to streamline the year. “It’s just another way to grading process. If I can streamsave a few minutes here and line any piece I’m doing, I’ll do there. In the long-run it’s a time it.” saver, in terms of the grade-enterThe quest for “paperless” ing piece.” Librarian Elizabeth Bacon It’s not only a time-saver for

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Becky Fowler, a Skyline science teacher, demonstrates how the school’s new GradeCam program works. The web-based program uses an existing classroom document camera to rapidly grade a multiple-choice score sheet and enter the grade into the electronic gradebook. introduced GradeCam to Skyline. She saw how well it was going at Issaquah and figured it would help a little with the school’s continued effort to go “paperless,” she said. Although students still use a

half-sheet of paper, it cuts down on having to order the larger and more expensive Scantron score sheets, Bacon said. The GradeCam program would be particularly useful in math and science classrooms,


said, Sara Niegowski, the district’s director of communications. But English teachers also use it to grade assignment completion checklists — anything that can be formatted into a multiplechoice score sheet. An added benefit, too, is that the program does not cost more for the school — the annual fee comes from Skyline’s departmental budgets, Bacon said. “I think everyone will do it,” Bacon said. While many schools around the United States use Scantron machines, the new program is gaining momentum in the Issaquah School District. And it seems to have plenty of fans among teachers interested in saving time. “Because teachers really seem to appreciate the resource, I have no doubt that it may become a tool widely used and shared out through our Teaching and Learning Department as a best practice,” Niegowski said. “But there is no centralized effort to standardize or spread it at this point.”

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and Josiah attends Redmond Junior High School. For the past 10 years, Bliesner has volunteered in her children’s schools. She is a founding board member of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation and developed their classroom grant program. Bliesner has also helped implement several after-school activities like chess club, math club, Lego league robotics and school musical productions. She has received a Golden Acorn Award from the Rockwell PTA for her work in that school’s community. Why do you want to be on the school board?

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District 1 covers an area of the district to the west of Issaquah, south to Coalfield and north to Lake Sammamish. While board candidates run for specific geographic seats, voters from across the district

I believe in the importance of strong public schools and feel that LWSD needs to actively engage the community in the schools. My own children have grown up in the public schools and are now in high school and junior high. Having advocated for my own children, I want to ensure that the district continues to meet the needs of all students with different abilities. What issues are you most passionate about? I am passionate about providing access to quality education for all students. That ranges from the children with learning disabilities to students in choice schools and those in advanced placement classes. What should the district focus

cast ballots for all board members. Issaquah School Board members each serve four-year terms. Moore described herself as no stranger to the district having served with the PTA and on various district committees for 14 years. Among other activities, Moore has served on various bond and levy committees, including the

SAMMAMISH REVIEW on as it reconfigures grades for fall of 2012? The district should take every opportunity to communicate with all families to keep them well informed about what is happening and the decisions that are being made about the reconfiguration. Space is an issue at two of the high schools (Eastlake and Redmond high schools) and will need to be addressed proactively. Construction needs to happen in a timely fashion to make sure that the space is there for all the new students.

making good decisions during difficult budget times. How will the district keep arts and other dwindling programs funded in these times? There is strong community support for the arts and this will need to be strengthened as the district has to make more difficult financial decisions. I believe that the arts are an integral part of a student’s learning experience and need to be maintained. These programs will need to continue securing support from outside funds such as PTA, the schools foundations and other grants, as well as have support from LWSD.

with the district? From my own experience, I know that there are extremely dedicated families, volunteers and staff in this district and I want to find ways to more actively involve them in policy decisions. This could be through town meetings, board listening sessions, one-on-one contacts, and through more communication electronically and in print. Personally, I will be going out in the community attending PTA meetings and school events, as well as meeting with community members to better hear directly from the residents.

Why come on board in the middle of all the financial mess? I believe that public schools are a vital component to our community and that we should all be involved. As a member of the school board, I can be part of

How do you plan to more effectively involve the community

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committee that made initial recommendations for the bond question that will be in front of voters in April. She said joining the school board feels like a natural progression of her past involvement with the schools. Talking about the bond issue, Moore said she does not believe the schools have been lavish in their recent capital improvements or with the projects now under consideration. For example, Issaquah High School as a whole was rebuilt in time for this school year. “It was time to rebuild Issaquah High School,” Moore said. Talking about the school’s drama program, she said that in previous years Issaquah High productions were done on an inadequate stage in the student

commons. Because they hoped groups from outside the schools might be able to use the facility, Moore said some community members lobbied for the new performing arts center to be larger than it is. In general, Moore said her goals on the board will remain the same as they were when she served on various committees or in the PTA. In short, she wants to ensure that when students leave Issaquah schools, they are ready for whatever comes next, be that college or entering the job market. “I think there is more we need to be doing in the area of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math,)” Moore said. As for the never-ending

questions revolving around state funding of schools, Moore said she has worked in the past and will continue to work to adjust the levy lids that in her opinion hurt the property tax collections of the district especially when compared with surrounding districts. In another vein, Moore said she knows of at least one issue every district in the state eventually will need to deal with. At present, Washington education officials are running pilot programs in several districts across the state, looking at new and different ways to evaluate teachers and principals, Moore said. At 49, Moore still has children in district schools. Now a stay-athome parent, she previously spent 12 years as an electrical engineer for IBM. Reach reporter Tom Corrigan at 392-6434, ext. 241, or To comment on this story, visit

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than a standard elementary school classroom but is organized so as to provide quick, easy access for teachers as they determine a suitable book to study with small groups of students. Labeled file boxes filled with sets of six books each line shelves and cupboards. They range from

reading level “A” — kindergarten — to “Z” — eighth grade. “This is a fabulous use of resources for teachers,” said longtime first-grade teacher Patty Britt. “It’s so well organized. This helps us to do a better job.” Dziedzic and Pruger, who developed the literacy room plan for a year, said the selection is a huge expansion from the ad-hoc collections most teachers maintained in their own classrooms. It helps teachers target more specif-

October 26, 2011 • ic concepts, and at more varied difficulties while teaching literacy. Dziedzic and Pruger knew the program — it’s entirely supplemental to the district’s reading curriculum — would cost a lot. But when the PTA forecast a $15,000 budget surplus in the spring, members and teachers got together to raise another roughly $13,000 from the community to order the plethora of new reading materials, said PTA president Debbie Evdemon. As a

whole, the Discovery staff signed on to use all the PTA funds for that cause, rather than apply for individual classroom grants. “We have a very generous community of parents,” Evdemon said. “If children can’t read, they can’t understand science, math…” Dziedzic and Britt seemed excited about the implications for Discovery students now and future programs district-wide. They are already seeing a posi-


tive change in students’ interest in reading, they said. Something they hope students around the district will experience soon, too. “Discovery saw a need before the district did,” Dziedzic said. “When they find a high interest at their level, there’s nowhere they can go but up,” Dziedzic said. Reporter Christopher Huber can be reached at 392-6434, ext. 242, or

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Do you dare the Nightmare?

The New Job Search in the New Economy, a workshop to teach how to shift your approach to work and a job search, is at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Sammamish Library.


Swaddler Story Time, for children birth-9 months with an adult, 11 a.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 17. Waddler Story Time, for children 9-24 months with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 18.

Jet City Improv, a Seattle-based improve comedy troupe will perform from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Sammamish City Hall. The show, sponsored by the Sammamish Arts Commission, is free.

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Hindi Story Time, for children 3 and older with an adult, 4 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17.

Trick or Treat at CityHall.

An all ages trick or treat time through Sammamish City Hall is set for 35 p.m. Oct. 31.


Toddler Story Time, for children 2-3 with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30.

Nightmare at Beaver Lake: The annual haunt runs from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27; 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 and 7-10 Oct. 30 and 31, Halloween. The first 45 minutes nightly is family hour, a little less intense experience for younger visitors. Buy tickets at noon-4 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Washington State Convention Center is Seattle. For more information or to pre-register, visit


The Practicing Writer, a writing workshop for children 13 and older, is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 1.


Effective Resumes for the New Job Search will help develop resumes at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Sammamish

Sammamish City Hall will be transformed into a Turkish bazaar with live performances, food, exhibits and more. The event is free and runs from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

The Pickering Barn annual Christmas Craft Show will feature more than 95 crafters and artists from 10 a.m.7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5 at Pickering Barn in Issaquah. Admission is free.

Life After High School: The Real Community College, is a workshop which explains what students can expect at community colleges in Washington State. It’s scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Sammamish Library.

The Seattle National College Fair will host representatives from colleges across the country and allow prospective

How to Start a Business: Learn the resources available to you though the Small Business Administration at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Sammamish Library.



Good choices for gift giving talks about what books might make good gifts at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Sammamish Library.



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students and their parents to gather information and discuss their needs with college experts. The free event is set for 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 4 and

LIbrary activities


Effective Networking for Employment: Learn how to take your job goal and develop an approach to professional networking at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Sammamish Library.



Frightful Art, celebrate the scary side of art at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Sammamish Library.

Gardening with Native Plants, a class to explain about using native plants in your garden is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

Tunes and a Tale with Squirrel Butter, a duo which performs traditional and original music for ages 5 and older, with their families, is set for a show at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Sammamish Library.

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Thankful I’m Me, a concert for preschoolers will feature Charlie Hope to celebrate giving thanks with children 2 and up. Tickets are not required, but seating is limited. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Sammamish Library.


Things to Come: Visions of the Future on Film looks at how movies have imagined the future at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Sammamish Library.

Preschool Story Time, for children 3-6 with an adult, 10 a.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 17, and 1 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 18. Pajama Story Time, for children 2-6 with an adult, 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14 and 28.

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Musik Nest, for children 23 with an adult. Share songs, dance, rhythm and new ways to enjoy music with your toddler, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12.

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The Teen Writers Group will meet at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

The Issaquah School Board will hold a regular business meeting. at 7 p.m. at the district administration building 565 N.W. Holly St. in Issaquah.

Spanish Story Time, for children 3 and older with an adult, 6 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Nov. 1 The Sammamish City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Nov. 2 The Sammamish Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Nov. 3 ◆ Northeast Sammamish Sewer and Water District board meets at 3 p.m. at the District office at 3600 Sahalee Way N.E. ◆ The Sammamish Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Nov. 7 ◆ The Lake Washington School Board will hold a worksession at 5 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the Resource Center, 16250 N.E. 74th St., Redmond Town Center.

Intermediate ESL Class, 10 a.m. Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22. The Sammamish Book Group will discuss “My Abondonment” by Peter Rock at 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Beginner ESL Classes, 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Talk Time, conversation practice for adults who want to improve their English language skills, will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Oct 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17. A series of weekly poetry workshops, for poets of all skill levels is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Space is limited. Mother Daughter Book Club, for girls ages 10-13 and their mothers, will discuss “Moon over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool, 1 p.m. Nov. 19.


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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. Call 899-2831 to schedule an appointment.

Continuing education Beyond Baby Blues, a drop-in 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. The Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition is hosting English language classes at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Pine Lake Covenant Church.


volunteer opportunities Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps is seeking retired medical and non-medical workers. meetings 6:30-8 p.m., fourth Wednesday of the month at Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 82. Email MRC@sammamishcitizencorps.oeg.

own neighborhoods, provide companionship, run errands, do light household work, or give a break to primary caregivers. Volunteers will be supported by hospital staff. Call 899-1040 or visit

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. Call 1-888-3837818.

The King County LongTerm Care Ombudsman Program needs certified longterm care ombudsman volunteers. After completing a fourday 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 Cheryl Kakalia at 206-694-6827.

Evergreen Healthcare is seeking volunteers to help serve patients throughout King County. Volunteers, who will be assigned to help people in their

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. 10 a.m.-noon, the third Wednesday of the month at the Bellevue Regional Library. 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. Email or visit 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.

For a family-friendly livable Sammamish into the future “Let’s preserve what we love about Sammamish as we take on the challenges to come.”  Continue our record of financial responsibility and hold the line on taxes.  Protect our beautiful natural environment and preserve open space for future generations.  Continue our pay-as-we-go financing and local partnerships to build our recreation and parks.  As the economy improves, develop our already vital town center to manage growth and be a place to live, work, shop and play.

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Eastlake football celebrates first win over Skyline By Christopher Huber

It was the perfect exclamation point to a jubilant and historic moment for Eastlake football. The lights literally went out at Eastlake High School as players celebrated defensive back Sean Macdonald’s fumble recovery with 31.2 seconds left that sealed the victory for the Wolves. Once the power came back on, No. 1ranked Eastlake rode out the clock as its fans cheered a 28-21 victory — the school’s first ever — over the Spartans, now 5-3 overall and 3-1 in KingCo 4A. “Everybody’s been waiting to beat Skyline and we did it,” said Eastlake coach Gene Dales as he celebrated with his family. The Wolves improved to 8-0 (40 in KingCo 4A) and will face Woodinville Oct. 27 for the KingCo Championship. The roar of celebration came after Skyline quarterback Max Browne completed a 15-yard pass to receiver Andrew Giese as the Spartans drove down the field in a last-ditch effort to tie the game. Giese crossed the 30-yard line but was hit hard by Eastlake defensive back Brian Quick. The ball popped out and Macdonald snatched it up, possessing it with

Photo by Christopher Huber

Skyline receiver Andrew Giese fumbles the ball after Eastlake defensive back Brian Quick, right, delivers a jarring hit with 31.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter Oct. 21. Eastlake won 28-21.

a mob of ecstatic Wolves jumping all over him. “It seems like it all comes in slow motion,” Quick said of the moment he caused the fumble. The moment capped a muchanticipated battle between two of the best teams in the state. It’s not like Skyline didn’t perform like usual. In typical fashion, Browne completed 29 of 48 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns; receiver Taggart Krueger caught 10 passes for 112 yards and the defense made some key stops down the stretch. But Eastlake executed just that much better. “Everything worked out the way it needed to,” said Dales. “Everything we’ve talked about we’ve been able to do.” The Wolves tallied 206 yards of total offense in the first half and capitalized on numerous scoring opportunities. It helped that the Wolves defense sacked Browne five times as it constantly pressed and thwarted most big-play opportunities. “We definitely had some opportunities in the game,” said Skyline head coach Mat Taylor. “Offensively, we just had to make See FOOTBALL, Page 25

Skyline rallies to top Eastlake volleyball in 3-1 match By Christopher Huber

Sophomore Emily Anne Owen was on a roll from the serving line Oct. 18 against Eastlake. Serving on 12- and 11-point runs in the third and fourth sets, Owen, a libero and defensive specialist, helped the Skyline girls volleyball team improve to 6-2 in league play after beating the Eastlake Wolves 3-1 in the second-to-last regular-season match. “I felt pretty good. Everybody kept the ball in play,” said Owen. “It felt really good to pull through and get the win.” The Spartans overcame a firstset loss — Eastlake won it 25-23 — and relied on steady serving from Owen and consistent combination strikes from outside hitters Maddie Magee, a senior, and Halle Erdahl, a junior. Even though it had its fair share of comebacks and streaks, Eastlake went to 3-5 in KingCo and 5-7 overall. The Wolves got out to a hot start, beating the Spartans by two in the first. After Skyline got out to a quick 10-4 start in the second, Eastlake came back and tied it at 16 apiece, thanks in part to kills from junior Anna Gorman. Skyline scored quick points and

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Anna Gorman, Eastlake junior outside hitter, spikes the ball as Skyline’s Marissa Fortier, left, and Maddie Magee go up for the block during the third set Oct. 18. started to get Eastlake playing on its heels. It won the second set 25-20 and easily won the third set 25-11.

Despite a continued threat from Gorman and senior Taylor Finlon, Eastlake struggled to fight back after Skyline found a

rhythm and went on a 12-0 run with Owen serving. Owen finished the night with two aces and 12 digs.

“We just made our own mistakes,” said Eastlake coach Janna Tonahill. “We let them go on runs. And a few more balls dropped than usual.” In the fourth set, the Wolves battled to within one point to make it 8-7 Skyline. But the Spartans went up 13-10 and then went on a 12-1 run to close out the match. Skyline had to adjust part way through the match when sophomore outside hitter Katy Mounsey twisted her ankle and had to sit out. The girls were consistent and organized, but relied on big plays from Magee, Erdahl and Madison Stoa, a senior setter. “The girls kinda made a big adjustment there,” said Skyline coach Callie Wesson. Magee finished with 15 kills, three blocks and 12 digs. Erdahl had two aces, 17 digs and 14 kills and Stoa had three aces, 15 digs and 31 assists. For Eastlake, Finlon finished the match with 26 assists and Gorman had 13 kills. Senior Stephanie Clay finished with 17 digs and senior Sarah Pellicano had 10 digs. Her sister, sophomore Angela Pellicano, executed three aces.


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Eastlake quarterback Keegan Kemp rushes for a gain as Skyline defensive lineman Matthew Mctiernan tries to make the tackle.

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some plays.” Skyline struck first when Browne fired a 9-yard touchdown pass to running back Damian Greene, capping a 43-yard drive on its second possession of the game. Eastlake responded quickly. On the kickoff, Eastlake’s Colton Teglovic returned the ball 71 yards to the Skyline 19-yard line. Two plays later, quarterback

Keegan Kemp took it in on a 15yard keeper to even the score at 7-7 with 2:45 left in the first quarter. Penalties hurt Eastlake early, but it didn’t matter much after running back Ryan Lewis exploded through the Skyline defense for a 68-yard touchdown run to end the first quarter and make it 14-7 Eastlake. Bryan Cassill, an Eastlake defensive back, took away a prime Skyline scoring opportunity when he intercepted a Browne pass at the Wolves’ 4-yard line. The Wolves turned that turnover

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into a 96-yard scoring drive highlighted by an 85-yard run play from Lewis. He scored on a 2yard rush off the left tackle. He credited his blockers for all the big plays. “I’ve got to give everything to them,” Lewis said. “This was a great in for us. We just have to keep digging deep.” Skyline trailed 21-7 at halftime. Eastlake opened the third quarter up with an 80-yard drive. The Wolves went up 28-7 after Lewis grabbed a loose ball from Kemp and scrambled up the right side for a 9-yard score 5 minutes into the half. Browne made it interesting for the Spartans when he connected with receiver Mason Gregory for a 2-yard touchdown with less than 2 minutes left in the third. Down 28-14, Skyline moved quick, holding the Wolves off and scoring in three plays a few minutes into the fourth. The Spartans missed some opportunities, but the Wolves defense kept with its game plan to press Browne and limit big plays, Quick said. Down the stretch, Eastlake swatted away what looked like sure catches for Skyline receivers and gave Browne little time to make decisions. “It just wasn’t our night,” Taylor said.

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Vicente Varas was the top tennis player in KingCo this season.

Vicente Varas is KingCo singles tennis champ Vicente Varas, Eastlake’s standout No. 1 singles player maintained his undefeated record after winning his way through the KingCo boys tennis championship tournament Oct. 18-22 at Eastlake and Skyline High Schools and Mercer Island Country Club. Varas, a senior and the league’s top-seeded player heading into the tournament, ultimately defeated Skyline opponent Aman Manji, 6-1, 6-4


Oct. 22 at Mercer Island Country Club. He is the No. 1 seed to the state championship, which happens May 25-26, 2012 in Richland. Manji was the No. 3 seed into the KingCo tournament. He defeated Eastlake’s Andrew Garland 6-1, 6-1 in the second round of the league tournament. He won two more to meet Varas, his good friend, in the finals. Varas ceded just three sets against his first two opponents, Kelvin Yuchen, of Newport, and Dustin McPhillips, of Roosevelt.

Eastside Catholic football tops Bainbridge 27-24 The Eastside Catholic Crusaders outlasted Bainbridge in the school’s final regular season game before league playoffs. Eastside got out to a slow start, but managed to score in each quarter to win 27-24. The Crusaders improved to 2-2 in Metro play and 5-3 overall. Bainbridge scored first on a Connor Winship 37-yard field See EASTSIDE, Page 27

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Scoreboard Football KingCo 4A Crest standings League Eastlake 4-0 Skyline 3-1 Issaquah 2-2 Newport 1-3 Redmond 0-4 Metro League Standings League O’Dea 4-0 Seattle Prep 3-1 E. Catholic 2-2 Bainbridge 1-3 Lakeside 0-0 Blanchet 0-4

Overall 8-0 5-3 6-2 4-4 0-8 Overall 8-0 7-1 5-3 4-4 4-4 3-5

Volleyball KingCo 4A standings League Overall Newport 8-1 11-1 Roosevelt 8-1 12-1 Skyline 7-2 11-2 Woodinville 6-3 10-3 Bothell 5-4 7-5 Garfield 5-5 8-6 Ballard 3-6 6-7 Eastlake 3-6 5-8 Issaquah 3-6 3-9 Inglemoor 2-7 2-10 Redmond 0-9 0-13 Metro League – Mountain Div. Thursday, Oct. 20 Skyline 3, Redmond 0 1 2 3 Final Skyline 25 25 25 3 Redmond 13 8 8 0 Skyline highlights: Halle Erdahl, 15 kills, 10 digs, 3 aces; Molly Mounsey, 6 kills, 4 aces; Alyssa Workman, 31 assists; Chloe Epker, 8 kills, 7 aces. Woodinville 3, Eastlake 0 1 2 3 Final Woodinville 25 25 25 3 Eastlake 15 21 18 0 Wednesday, Oct. 19 Eastside Catholic 3, Seattle Prep 2 1 2 3 4 5 Final E. Catholic 25 25 18 25 15 3 Seattle Prep 22 16 25 27 10 2 EC highlights: Nicole Boswell, 12 digs; Hannah Christie, 40 assists; Mandy Mahan, 9 kills, 6 blocks; Kameron Mclain, 33 kills, 11 digs; Marlena Norwood, 25 digs; Lauren Rehn, 13 digs; Katherine Towslee, 11 kills.


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KingCo 4A Standings League Overall Skyline 8-0-1 12-0-2 Issaquah 7-1-2 9-4-2 Redmond 5-3-1 7-5-3 Woodinville 4-3-2 7-3-3 Eastlake 3-1-5 5-2-8 Garfield 2-3-4 5-5-5 Newport 3-5-1 5-8-2 Roosevelt 3-5-1 4-8-3 Bothell 2-5-2 4-7-2 Inglemoor 1-6-2 4-8-3 Ballard 1-7-1 2-8-2 Thursday, Oct. 20 Skyline 1, Woodinville 0 Scoring summary: Jordan Branch, S, (Anna Deweirdt assist) 38:00. Shutout: Tina Vargas, S. Eastlake 1, Bothell 0 Scoring summary: Kelsey Haberly, E, (unassisted) 50:00. Shutout: Bryce Kennedy, E. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Skyline 4, Issaquah 0 Scoring summary: Brooke Bofto, S, (unassisted) 26:00; Anna Deweirdt, S, (Sydne Tingey assist) 46:00; Jackie Wilson, S, (Maddie Christ assist) 53:00; Abbie Litka, S, (Maddie Christ assist) 77:00. Eastlake 0, Woodinville 0

KingCo 4A championships Top 8 teams, plus top 40 individuals advance to bi-district meet Oct. 29 at Lincoln Park At Lincoln Park (Seattle), 3.1 miles Boys team scores — Garfield 60, Redmond 85, Skyline 86, Eastlake 115, Bothell 121, Inglemoor 138, Newport 146, Roosevelt 180, Ballard 188, Issaquah 276, Woodinville 291. Individuals — 1, Keegan Symmes, Skyline, 15:33; 2, Alex Bowns, Ballard, 15:39; 3, Jamie Coughlin, Garfield, 15:46; 4, Johnathan Stevens, Redmond, 15:54; 5, Ryan Peterson, Garfield, 15:59; 6, Max Dunn, Redmond, 16:06; 7, Adam Houston, Roosevelt, 16:07; 8, Nathan Conrad, Bothell, 16:10; 9, Chris Wilson, Inglemoor, 16:12; 10, Dylan Hayes, Garfield, 16:12. Girls team scores — Redmond 44, Issaquah 89, Skyline 101, Eastlake 103, Roosevelt 114, Newport 184, Inglemoor 187, Garfield 196, Woodinville 218, Bothell 233, Ballard 269. Individuals — 1, Chandler Olson, Woodinville, 18:21; 2, Megan LeGresley, Redmond, 18:39; 3, Kelsey Dunn, Redmond, 18:39; 4, Natalie Sharp, Garfield, 18:44; 5, Kyra Burke, Inglemoor, 18:51; 6, Samantha Krahling, Skyline, 119:01; 7, Ellie Clawson, Issaquah, 19:03; 8, Hannah Swanson, Roosevelt, 19:05; Holly Young, Redmond, 19:07; 10, Rachel Osgood, Issaquah, 19:11.

Girls swim and dive Saturday, Oct. 22 KingCo diving qualification meet At Juanita H.S. KINGCO 4A 1, Rachael Roberts, Woodinville, 326.85* 2, Marquesa Dixon, Bothell, 319.10* 3, Erica Kelso, Woodinville, 281.25 4, Alex Shardelman, Woodinville, 272.55 5, Julie Tollifson, Woodinville, 272.30 6, Sam Jensen, Woodinville, 265.05 7, Jaclyn Tabone, Inglemoor, 263.15 8, Emily Paratore, Woodinville, 253.75 9, Stephanie Bellinghausen, Inglemoor, 251.90 10, Sarah Elderkin, Skyline, 248.55 Tuesday, Oct. 18 Skyline 100, Newport 86 * State qualifying time 200 MR – Skyline, 1:51.53*; 200 free – Maggie Pana, N, 2:00.27; 200 IM – Sarah Elderkin, S, 2:15.40; 50 freestyle – Katie Kinnear, S, 24.29 seconds*; Diving – Hattie Miller, N, 150.00; 100 butterfly – Stephanie Muñoz, S, 1:00.82*; 100 freestyle – Lorea Gwo, N, 54.90seconds*; 500 freestyle – Katie Kinnear, S, 5:11.37*; 200 free relay – Newport, 1:42.69*; 100 backstroke – Sarah Elderkin, S, 1:01.81*; 100 breaststroke – Andi Scarcello, S, 1:10.51; 400 free relay – Skyline, 3:51.71;

Metro League championships At Lower Woodland Park (3.1miles) Boys team scores — Seattle Prep 25, Bishop Blanchet 74, Nathan Hale 99, Lakeside 121, Bainbridge 163, O’Dea 168, Ingraham 171, Eastside Catholic 173, Franklin 238, Chief Sealth 315, West Seattle 315. Individuals — 1, Joe Hardy, Seattle Prep, 15:49.57; 2, Mike Corr, Seattle Prep, 16:03.59; 3, Andrew Foerder, Nathan Hale, 16:05.32; 4, Brian Masterson, Lakeside, 16:05.40; 5, Keenan Piper, Seattle Prep, 16:07.54; 6, Connor Howard, Seattle Prep, 16:26.61; 7, Pete Thomas, Blanchet, 16:30.02; 8, Gareth Jones, O’Dea, 16:30.44; 9, Patrick McDermott, Ingraham, 16:32.33; 10, Paul Picciano, Lakeside, 16:37.34. Girls team scores — Lakeside 40, Holy Names 71, Seattle Prep 77, Bishop Blanchet 95, Bainbridge 118, Nathan Hale 148, Chief Sealth 206, Ingraham 231, Franklin 272. Individuals — 1, Andrea Masterson, Lakeside, 19:22.60; 2, Lily Engelbrekt, Blanchet, 19:27.83; 3, Rebecca Delacruz-Gunderson, Lakeside, 19:46.09; 4, Stasia Demick, Holy Names, 19:51.48; 5, Natalie Fox, Lakeside, 19:52.80; 6, Elena Smith, Nathan Hale, 19:52.83; 7, Signe Lindquist, Bainbridge, 19:53.03; 8, Kenaia Neumann, Chief Sealth, 19:56.44; 9, Joey Bosserman, Seattle Prep, 20:04.85; 10, Moira O’Connor Lenth, Holy Names, 20:06.41.

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goal. But Crusaders quarterback Trey Reynolds delivered a 19yard pass to Jake Springfield to go up 7-3. Bainbridge took a 10-7 lead into the second quarter after Max Wysong punched through for a 6-yard score. Eastside Catholic equalized it

in the second with a Danny Omiliak 34-yard field goal. And although Bainbridge kept the pressure on all night, the Crusaders scored nine in the third on a 47-yard field goal from Omiliak and a 2-yard touchdown run from Henry Jarvis. Eastside Catholic led 19-17 going into the fourth and relied on a comeback effort to finish things off. Wysong scored the go-ahead touchdown for


Bainbridge. But later, Matt Callans caught a 17-yard pass from Reynolds and Reynolds ran in the 2-point conversion to seal the deal for the Crusaders. Callans finished with 105 yards receiving with seven catches. Reynolds completed 17 of 26 passing attempts for 244 yards. Bainbridge accumulated 156 yards on the ground, but quarterback Chris Bell finished with just 76 yards passing.

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