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CHILD ABUSE | Kirkland Police Chief Eric Olsen calls for community action during awareness month [4]

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Kirkland Wynn’s with new Chamber Executive Director More social networking, street beautification and big events in Chamber future BY MATT PHELPS mphelps@kirklandreporter.com

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ruce Wynn has done a variety of things in his professional life. He has been a high school English and drama teacher, done public relations and marketing work for PBS

and the Port of Seattle and owns his own business Wynn For You management. And it is all of those experiences that gives him unique perspective as the new Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

“I’ve been enjoying Kirkland for 25 years,” said Wynn, 55. “When all my friends want to go out on the Eastside we always go to Kirkland. It is hard to find a city that is so beautiful.” Wynn comes to Kirkland as the former executive director of the Interbay

Neighborhood Association (INA), where he lives on the west side of Queen Anne Hill. He replaces former director Bill Vadino, who left at the beginning of the year to become the “show director” for the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance in Tacoma.

Wynn said he spent a lot of time luring new tenants to Interbay and getting the city to make changes to zoning regulations. Changing Interbay’s zoning was tough because many at Seattle City Hall wanted to keep Interbay an industrialonly neighborhood. The INA wanted to grow and diversify while still main-

taining a light industrial identity. “There were a lot of meetings at city hall,” said Wynn, who started with the INA in 2008 and created partnerships with Boeing and Microsoft. “It took a lot of time but we finally realized our goals.” One of the duties of the [ more WYNN page 3 ]

Bob Graff leads the way as runners come down the home stretch of the Shamrock Run Saturday in downtown Kirkland. MATT PHELPS, Kirkland Reporter

First ever St. Patrick’s Day event draws nearly 1,700 to downtown streets BY MATT PHELPS mphelps@kirklandreporter.com

The first Kirkland Shamrock Run 5K Race and Family Fun Run took place Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, in downtown Kirkland with 1,650 walkers, runners and pets taking part.

The event had 40 strollers and about 50 dogs, according to race organizer, Ben Wobker, who owns Lake Washington Physical Therapy in Kirkland. “The (Kirkland Shamrock Run) was very pleased with the volunteers, [ more RUN page 10 ]

Kirkland goes green for Shamrock Run David and Sheri Pickard run down Waverly Way Saturday as a part of the first ever Shamrock Run through downtown Kirkland. MATT PHELPS, Kirkland Reporter

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Group looks to restore historic Kirkland clock BY CARRIE WOOD

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Ferry riders would look up at the tall clock mounted on a street lamp at the corner of Lake Street and Kirkland Avenue to make sure they were on time. A copper plate below the clock etched with a map helped commuters determine if they would get off the ferry at Medina, Sammamish, Seattle or the various other

places where the Kirkland ferries stopped in the 1930’s. An illuminated red arrow directed them west to the ferry dock. More than 75 years later, Kirkland resident Sue Contreras noticed the clock still held the same time as it did the last several times she passed it: 1:33 p.m. “It’s bugged me for a while that our street clock hasn’t worked – ever – in my [ more CLOCK page 6 ]

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Mark Padgett, with the City of Kirkland Public Works Department, disassembles the ferry clock last September. The clock parts are now at the city’s maintenance center, awaiting restoration. BY MATT MCCAULEY

A Kirkland resident called King County Animal Control to have three guinea pigs removed from the yard. Only two of the three were caught. “The third guinea pig is still at large,” City of Kirkland Intergovernmental Relations Manager Lorrie McKay told the Kirkland City Council during Tuesday’s council meeting.

But while there is humor in escaped guinea pigs, the cost to the city of Kirkland, $2,500, is no joking matter. McKay’s presentation was part of a recommendation for the city to provide its own animal control services instead of entering into another contract, or Inter Local Agreement (ILA), with King County Animal Control when the current ILA expires [ more ANIMAL page 6 ]


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John Marchione, Mayor of Redmond dear neighbors, it is my honor and privilege to have been elected as the chair of the Cascade Water alliance Board of directors. i have served on this board for many years, and am very proud of its accomplishments as we continue to provide clean, safe, reliable water for our residents. to do this, Cascade works with regional partners like seattle and tacoma, and has purchased the beautiful Lake tapps in pierce County. state approval to eventually use this for future water supply was granted last year. Why is this important? Because this beautiful lake is a reservoir that will eventually provide all of us with drinking water. Without this, we cannot grow or prosper as a region.

But our mission at Cascade is to think about tomorrow as well. as our region grows, so will demand. Our residents do their part in saving water every day—from turning off the water while they brush their teeth, by purchasing water efficient appliances and toilets for their homes, and not watering their yards when it’s raining. We as a regional board are entrusted with making sure there’s water in that tap when you turn it on today and tomorrow. that is why we purchased and will maintain Lake tapps to ensure we will be able to meet that demand for the rest of the century.

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www.kirklandreporter.com INA, which Wynn says he will bring to Kirkland, is maintaining the curb-side appeal for businesses. “It is the cheapest form of advertising,” said Wynn. “We need to constantly be working on street beautification.” Wynn said he will be an advocate for all Kirkland businesses. “When you open a small business you feel like everyone is nickel and diming you,” said Wynn, who used to own a small bookstore and cafe on Ballard Ave. “Being a part of (the Chamber) gives you a voice. The hardest part of opening a new business is deciding how to spend your money. How to get the word out.” He said that he has a unique perspective being a former small-business owner. “I definitely have empathy. I totally get the joy and pain of owning a business,” said Wynn, who plans to meet with every business in the city. “When you open you have this big bang. But how do you keep in the forefront of people’s mind? Some businesses have good word-of-mouth. I want to know how I can help with that.” One way that Wynn says the Chamber can help is through social media. Wynn is an avid user of Twitter and other social networking tools.

His background in public relations is a big benefit and he says that Kirkland businesses need to play on their strengths. Wynn sees the tolls on 520 as a good benefit to Kirkland businesses by keeping entertainment dollars on this side of the lake. “People need to support the businesses in Kirkland because they don’t come with tolls,” said Wynn. Coming from Seattle he also understands the parking issues in downtown Kirkland. “Parking has been a disaster in Seattle,” said Wynn. “It has a huge impact when you start charging for parking. You have to find the breaking point for people and not cross it.” But Wynn also wants a balance for the Chamber. “We are not focused solely on downtown,” said Wynn. “Creating linkages is a big focus, like bike paths, walking routes, advertising … There are a lot of businesses outside of downtown.” As Executive Director, he knows his job is to grow membership in the Chamber. “One-third of people work out of their homes,” said Wynn. “How do you market and sell intellectual properties?” He said he plans to get some speakers on the subject for Chamber events. There are a lot of similarities between the Totem Lake Neighborhood

Corrections The March 9 story on downtown parking included the wrong story on the following page. To read the rest of the story online, please visit: www. kirklandreporter.com/ news/141256023.html The Kirkland Dog Off Leash Group no

longer runs the Go Dog Go! Canine Festival, not as reported in the March 16 issue. True Treats Pet Bakery is the name of the business in a recent story, not as reported in the March 16 issue. The Reporter strives for accuracy and regrets the errors.

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Bruce Wynn is the new executive director of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce. MATT PHELPS, Kirkland Reporter of Kirkland and Interbay, said Wynn. “I hope to play some role in the rezoning with Totem Lake,” said Wynn. “That train track holds a great opportunity … We need to make it easy for people to get to these businesses.” Part of that linkage, and being able to bridge the slow winter season, is creating more community events, said Wynn: “It creates a sense of community. When you get businesses to sponsor those events it gets them exposure.” He would also like to get a music and film festival for Kirkland. One of his more creative ideas is to put on a “Dancing with

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“When you open a small business you feel like everyone is nickel and diming you. Being a part of (the Chamber) gives you a voice,“ said Bruce Wynn, the new executive director of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce.

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irkland is home to some fine restaurants, booming businesses and sensational schools. There are also many great spots in Kirkland to take a date, get your hair or nails done, clothes dry-cleaned and other activities. We would like you to share your favorite spots with us as the Reporter launches its 3rd annual “Best of Kirkland 2012”contest. Please look for the contest ballot in next week’s (March 30) issue. The purpose of the contest is to salute entrepreneurs, officials and organizations that help make Kirkland the Northwest gem that it is. Participants may nominate their favorites in more than 40 categories, including best service, shopping, food, living and most unique business. Complete your entry online at www.KirklandReporter.com by clicking on the “Best of Kirkland”link, or mail/bring in your completed entry to the Kirkland Reporter: 11630 Slater Ave. N.E., Suite 9, Kirkland, WA, 98034. One entry per household. Nominees must be a business of Kirkland to be eligible. Also, please be sure to fill as many categories as possible as entries must have at least 20 categories completed to be counted. So start thinking about the best of the best in Kirkland and send us your ballots by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25!

Construction chaos Several readers have contacted the Reporter in recent weeks regarding all of the construction projects that have cropped up across the city. One faithful reader, Bernie Krane, requested for us to publish a

regular section that lists some of these projects, so residents know what to watch out for concerning street closures and other traffic impacts. As a result, the Reporter will publish a regular section called “Construction Corner.”Please look for this week’s section on page 11. Thank you, Bernie, for your suggestion.

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s a police officer, I have responded to all types of crimes during my 24 years with the Kirkland Police Department, from violent crime to domestic disturbances and all types of emergency situations. However, there’s no question that crimes involving child victims are the most distressing for an officer. I vividly remember responding as a young patrol officer to a complaint of loud music coming from an apartment. My partner and I looked through the unlatched door of the apartment and we found a bruised, dirty and frightened toddler. There was no adult in sight. At first we thought she had been abandoned in this filthy apartment, littered with drug paraphernalia and empty liquor bottles, but we discovered her father passed out in the bedroom. With the help of one of our always prepared teddy bears, we wrapped the toddler in a blanket, and took her to the safety of our station. Child Protective Services placed her in a foster home until she could be reunited with her mother, from whom she had been abducted on the East Coast several

months before. The police officers paid for the mother’s flight and expenses since she had no financial resources to make the trip. The image of that little girl has stuck with me for more than 22 years. Her physical wounds eventually healed, but what about the consequences of the psychological abuse and extreme neglect she experienced? Did those ever heal? It’s cases like this “noise complaint” that make me want to speak out. Child abuse and neglect happen in every community – even Kirkland – and this problem impacts all of us, directly and indirectly, by draining short and long-term public resources. The suffering those child victims experience at the hands of abusers produces lifelong scars. While most abused kids do not grow up to be criminals, research indicates that abused children are almost 30 percent more likely to commit violent crimes as adults. Law enforcement agencies have resources to respond to child safety threats. Examples of these are Kirkland’s Family Violence Unit and Domestic Abuse Response Team, but these are only after-thefact tools available to us once a tragedy has already occurred. Eric Olsen

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Child abuse presents a shortterm cost to taxpayers, primarily due to the cost of arrest, investigation, prosecution, and incarceration of the perpetrator. Since many abused children require health care and child welfare services, enormous costs are transferred to the health and human services system. Some of these include emergency room care, trauma care and foster care placement. Fortunately, we know how to prevent the scourge of child abuse. Research shows that certain intensive, high quality home visiting programs can significantly reduce child abuse and neglect. One program, the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), pairs first-time, low-income young women with a registered nurse who provides coaching and information from pregnancy until the child’s second birthday. Long-term studies show that children whose mothers were randomly selected to participate in the program were half as likely to be abused or neglected than those whose mothers did not receive the home visits. Children who did not participate in the program had more than twice as many criminal convictions by age 19 as those in families who received the visits. One study credits the NFP program with significantly fewer cases

of childhood injury and child mortality and improved child health among families who participated. Finding money for these services is challenging during tight fiscal times, but doing nothing to intervene is more expensive because it leads to more criminal justice and social service costs. In fact, researchers at the Washington State Institute for Public Policy found that NFP saved taxpayers $21,000 for every family served. In King County, a team of the NFP nurses work with first time, low-income mothers throughout the county, including the Eastside. We are also fortunate to have other home visiting programs serving Kirkland through Friends of Youth. We can and must do better by our kids, and I’m proud to join others in speaking out during Child Abuse Prevention Month. I hope all Kirkland residents join me in committing to support the prevention of child abuse and neglect in our community — not just during April, but every day forward until all of our kids are safe. For more information, visit Friends of Youth at www.friendsofyouth.org and Nurse-Family Partnership of King County at www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/NFP.aspx

Eric Olsen is chief of the Kirkland Police Department. Contact Kirkland Police at 425-587-3400.


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Letters Same-sex marriage would benefit all families I recently attended a Town Hall meeting in Kirkland in support of the bill that was signed legalizing same-sex marriage. Governor Gregoire signed the bill into law on Feb. 13, but a referendum was immediately filed to try and overturn it. During this meeting we were all informed of the huge amount of money that has been donated in order to fight what to all intents and purposes is an issue of equal rights and nothing else. I have heard values of between $1-$6 million - a value that we as supporters of this law have to try and match if we are going to have a fair fight to win our equality. One thing that the opponents of this equality bill say is important is the impact that gay marriage will have on families and children, which is something that is equally high in my mind as well as that of others. The trouble is that whereas the opponents of same-sex marriage think that it will

destroy families and their values, I feel totally different, as do many other people. Whether they like it or not, there are already families out there that consist of same-sex parents who are successfully raising children. There is no way that these families are going to vanish, and it will thankfully become more and more widespread as the years go on. These are totally normal and well-adjusted families that are a very valuable asset to any well-balanced society. I myself am proud to be a part of a family like that and I am so happy to see my children thriving in what they see as a totally normal family. If these groups that are opposed to same-sex marriage are so adamant that they are looking for the best interests of children and families, should they not do something that will benefit all families? That would be to allow same-sex couples to marry so that they can show their children they are a valuable asset to society and that they are not second class citizens. They could also take the millions of dollars they have raised and put that towards education, where year after year we are seeing cuts that hurt children and families. If that were to be the case and they were to drop the opposition to the referendum, then any

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were at 50 percent, that would leave families a food budget of $2 per person per day. I could (and did) feed myself and my young daughter on $4 per day when I was between jobs 40 years ago, but I don’t see how anyone can survive on that little in today’s economy. Hungry kids can’t learn – and no kid should go to school hungry. It’s my understanding that state food assistance “extends the reach of food stamps to documented immigrants who are living and

working in Washington.” We depend on documented immigrants for much of our food supply; without them working in our fields and orchards there might be no one to bring in the harvest. How can we not return the favor by helping to feed them and their children? I hope our legislators protect kids, and pass a final supplemental budget that maintains the state Food Assistance Program.

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[6] March 23, 2012 memory,” said Contreras, who has begun a movement to refurbish the historic ferry clock in downtown Kirkland. She has teamed up with Kirkland Heritage Society members and some City of Kirkland staff to get the clock lit and running once again. But the effort is also to restore an important piece of Kirkland history. Captain John L. Anderson donated the ferry clock to the city on Jan. 1, 1935, said Loita Hawkinson, KHS president. Anderson was a prominent character in the development of Lake Washington transportation, both as a steamboat operator, ship builder and lakefront resort owner, said Matt Mccauley, KHS board member. During the pre-automotive era when Kirkland transportation depended so much on the waterways, Anderson built up his fleet of lake steamers. By 1907, the so-called shrewd businessman monopolized the Lake Washington water transportation industry, according

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at the end of the year. The difference could be around $30,000 per year to the city. As a result, the council unanimously passed a measure in support of taking on animal control to give the city more leverage in county negotiations. But some, like Councilman Toby Nixon, were ready for the city to take on the public service immediately. “It is more expensive than the jails,” said Councilman Bob Sternoff. “In December a Kirkland resident contacted King County Animal Control because there was a rogue bunny in her yard,” said McKay, noting that bill was $1,250 for the shelter and about $300 for the control officer. The average cost for control services through the current ILA during 2012 is more than $2,000 per call,

to KHS archives. Capt. Harrie Tompkins officially presented the ferry clock on behalf of his longtime friend, Anderson, on Jan. 8, 1935. Mayor Irving W. Gates accepted the clock, which was built by Fred Zable at the East Side Sign Company. Both Tompkins’ and Gates’s granddaughters are currently KHS members, Hawkinson noted. But this is not the first time the clock has broke down. According to a timeline that Hawkinson put together, the clock first quit in 1941, but watchmakers quickly repaired it. The clock shuddered its last tick again in 1945. In a tongue-and-cheek newspaper article, the Kirkland Commercial Club members covered the landmark with a waterproof shroud and “placed all further arrangements in the hands of Chet Green and J.R. Clark” - Kirkland’s morticians. Art Needham of Needham’s Electric later salvaged the timepiece and Capt. Tompkins paid for the repair.

The ferry clock was again remodeled to include a copper face plate in 1987. The city foot the entire bill, as Mayor Doris Cooper said the downtown businesses had already paid enough in the various efforts to paint and clean up the structure, according to a Journal-American news article. Contreras recently contacted Nat Williams of Spokane Clock and Vince Isaacson of Lake Street Diamond contacted the city to provide a ladder high enough so Williams could get a look at the clock. In September, Mark Padgett, with the city’s Public Works Department, dismantled the timepiece. It is currently in pieces at the city maintenance center awaiting possible restoration. Finding money to fund the restoration is the group’s biggest challenge. Padgett said while this is an “awesome” project that he is glad to help out with, the city currently cannot fund the project. The group said the restoration project will cost

more than $7,000 and is working with a local company to find out the exact estimate. Robert Burke, past KHS president, is looking for grant opportunities to help fund the project. KHS is also donating $500 toward the effort, and Hawkinson is personally donating $100. Hawkinson also noted that as KHS members are going through the archives, there is currently not a lot of information about the clock itself. Burke hopes that anyone in the Kirkland community who may have more information about the clock – such as what color it was originally and what the original face plate looked like – will share their knowledge and/or photos with KHS so that the group can restore the clock to its original state. “To my knowledge, we still do not have (a photo) that shows the clock with the actual ferry schedule,” said Hawkinson, noting her excitement about the restoration project. “… You know photos are out there with all the parades Kirkland had – someone

with more than $500 for an animal control officer to come out and $1,500 for sheltering. The cost would increase under a new ILA with the county due to the annexation of 31,000 residents last June. Overall, the city pays $12,309 per year to contract with King County. Having the city take on animal control services could actually bring in revenue of more than $17,600 a year. There has been no decision on how those funds would be allocated in the budget. “It is disturbing to me what we have been paying for animal services,” said Councilwoman Penny Sweet. “… we have an opportunity to be a model, not just an example, with what we set up.” Most cities that handle animal control do it through the police department. “It would be a new level of

service to implement,” said Kirkland Police Chief Eric Olsen. “I am looking for what model is best for the City of Kirkland.” Kirkland is not alone in potentially wanting out of the ILA, as Shoreline and Auburn have also notified the county that something has to change. A new ILA, with current negotiations, would essentially stay the same monetarily. “The effect of the population factor … is that cities with low-use animal services, generally the northern cities (of King County), subsidize cities with high use,” said McKay. Kirkland’s bill for the service per animal is high because it is one of the cities in the ILA with a relatively low number of animal control

calls. Thirteen cities in King County opted out of the current ILA when it was put into effect in 2010, including Seattle and Renton. Under a plan to shift animal control to Kirkland City management, the cost per animal would drop dramatically to just under $800 per control call and sheltering. The biggest difference is in the sheltering cost with PAWS or the Seattle Humane Society costing an average of $160 per animal. Control costs would rise from $500 to $624 per call. There are startup costs for the city of around $100,000 for equipment, a control vehicle and other issues. A holding pen would also have to be found. An animal control officer and equipment would cost

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the city $102,569 annually. NORCOM or dispatch would also cost an additional $525 a year, according to city staff. “Ideally we would have an animal control officer, similar to what Bothell has,” said Olsen. The city would also have to contract out to a company like PetData for pet licensing. Pet licenses pay for the animal control services. The cost to the city for licensing would drop from $6.92 to $3.85 and it would keep all revenues from license fees other than the fee paid to PetData for processing. The average cost to license a pet through King County for an owner is between $15-60, depending on the age of the pet and other factors. If the city ran animal control, projections are that those costs to residents would stay the same.

Kirkland has to obtain about 7,855 pet licenses to maintain costs under the current ILA and that could be increased to 10,000 under a new ILA. But if the city runs the service it would have more control to cut costs, whereas an ILA has fixed costs. The issue was brought to light by current Kirkland City Manager Kurt Triplett when he was King County Executive. He expressed the intent for the county to discontinue the service because it was costing the county $2 million a year. The city must inform the county of its decision by May 1 or the current ILA will be extended for three more years beginning January 1, 2013. Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride said that the council will have to “get down to business” on the issue during its next meeting.

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Police Blotter The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical round-up of all calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Kirkland Reporter Police Blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Kirkland, which average about 1,000 per week. Between March 13-19, the Kirkland Police Department reported 567 traffic

violations (13 DUIs), 33 alarm calls, 15 car accidents, 14 noise complaints, 14 thefts, nine car prowls, 15 domestic violence calls, eight calls for harassment, 12 acts of fraud, nine calls of a disturbance, six calls for illegal substances and 14 calls of civil disturbance. At least 52 people were arrested.

March 20 Sex offense: 2:47 a.m., 4300 block of Lake Washington Blvd. N.E. The reporting party called informing a dispatcher that three women were having sex on a balcony across the courtyard and filming it. The reporting party said the group of females was increasing and “thugs” had gotten involved. The reporting party also stated that the acts were probably spilling into the hallway and that there were no weapons

70th Place. A man and a woman got into a verbal argument after the woman saw the man talking to his brother’s ex-girlfriend. The two got into their vehicle where the woman slapped the man. The woman was taken into custody for domestic violence.

seen. The reporting party then changed the story to say that the females were “dancers” and that six or seven males were on other balconies watching.

March 16 Warrant arrest: 11:51 a.m., 700 block of Market Street. A 32-year-old Seattle man was contacted after he was observed stumbling into traffic as he attempted to walk on the sidewalk. The man submitted a .38 blood alcohol content and was found to have trespass warrants out of Kirkland.

Assault: 1:30 a.m., 9900 block of 116th Street. A 31-year-old Kirkland man was taken into custody after he slapped his girlfriend in the face.

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Seattle woman called to report that another female was getting beat up by an unknown male. Upon arrival of an officer the reporting party was the only one on scene. The officer found an outstanding prostitution warrant for the woman and she was arrested.

March 14 Warrant arrest: 4:01 p.m., 12400 block of 116th Ave. N.E. A 26-year-old Tacoma man was contacted outside for possibly throwing up and he was found to have a warrant.

March 13 DUI: 3:35 a.m., 200 block of Parkplace Center.

A 54-year-old Kirkland woman was arrested for shoplifting alcohol from the ParkPlace QFC and DUI. The woman submitted a blood alcohol content of .269. Domestic: 5 p.m., 9400 block of 136th Street. A 33-year-old Kirkland man got into an argument with his foster mom and his son in regards to leaving all of the house doors open while randomly going in and out of the house. The woman shut the door behind him when he left. When he returned it was locked so he kicked it in, damaging the door and frame. The mother and father wanted to prosecute as he has done damage to the residence prior to this incident.

Warrant arrest: 12:35 a.m., 8300 block of N.E. Juanita Drive. A 19-year-old

Domestic: 10:17 p.m., 13000 block of N.E.

Public invited to comment on Kirkland’s Stormwater Management Program Kirkland residents are invited to provide comments by March 26 on the 2012 Stormwater Management Program, which identifies the city’s strategies to engage and educate the public about stormwater management, spill prevention, and dumping into the stormwater system, and requirements for development projects to control and treat runoff. These efforts will improve the quality of water in lakes and streams. The draft document is available online at www.kirklandwa. gov, at Kirkland City Hall reference desk, or by calling 425-587-3800. Comments

can e-mailed to jgaus@ kirklandwa.gov, mailed to the City of Kirkland Public Works Department, 123 Fifth Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033, or submitted by calling a member of the city’s Stormwater Team. The city’s Stormwater Management Program is part of the city’s compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal stormwater permit that the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) issued in 2007. Ecology has identified stormwater as a significant contributor to degraded water quality in

Puget Sound. As part of its cleanup strategy for Puget Sound, Ecology has used its NPDES permitting authority to issue stormwater discharge permits to more than 100 municipalities in Western Washington. Kirkland is developing a stormwater management program to meet permit requirements. Stormwater pollution results from everyday activities such as driving, land development, and even yard care. Cleaning up stormwater will involve both reducing the amount of pollution that we put onto the landscape (source control),

and removing contaminants from runoff before it reaches local waters (treatment). For more information about the city’s Stormwater Management Program and Surface Water Management Program, go to www. kirklandwa.gov and search for “surface water” or contact Jenny Gaus, Kirkland Public Works Department at 425-587-3850 or jgaus@ kirklandwa.gov. To learn more about the State Department of Ecology stormwater permit, go to www.ecy.wa.gov and search “Phase II Western Washington Stormwater Permit.”

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Teenagers turn passions into entrepreneurships

Also a high school senior, Nicola Scutt is co-owner of Party Partners, a waitressing service for private dinner parties. Originally started in 2006 by her older sister,

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International High School seniors Nicola Scutt (left), Clara Pathe (center) and Jonah Friedl have created their own business opportunities.

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Jonah Friedl is a high school senior and patron of local coffee shops. For his senior project, Jonah developed and brewed his own coffee brand through Kirkland’s Caffe Rococo. The approachable and friendly attitude of the shop contributed to Jonah’s growing curiosity of the coffee business, a realm that he admits “he didn’t know much about, but heard that there was a lot to it.” Selecting his own brew, he personalized his interpretation of the java blend

Party Partners spread by word-of-mouth and Nicola eventually took it over with her friend Marin Harris when her sister went off to college. The mission of Party Partners is to provide the host with assistance in whatever tasks need to be done so that both the host and the guests can relax and enjoy the party. Clad in black pants and white shirts and aprons, the responsibilities of the Party Partners consist of helping set up, plating food, refilling drinks, and cleaning up. Rates are $10 per partner at an event, and Nicola and Marin’s services have put an interesting spin on dinner parties throughout Kirkland.

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by meeting with graphic designers and coming up with his own marketing label. His objective for the marketing scheme was something “unconventional and not traditional,” and which lead to the birth of his label “Brosef Stalin: The People’s Coffee.” All packages feature a retro rendition of the Russian leader. While production is in limited supply, opportunities for the future are boundless.

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Washington State is known for producing successful, international businesses. From Boeing, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Costco, and Starbucks, Washington is certainly home to an atmosphere of entrepreneurship. According to the State Entrepreneurial Index, which measures the growth of business per capita, Washington ranked second out of 50 states for entrepreneurship. However, the spirit of business expansion is not a trait only shared by the adult business moguls downtown. Right here in Kirkland, teenagers are already elevating their interests and hobbies into profitable

business endeavors. Here are the profiles of three teenage residents and their business pursuits.

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investigation. Think about whether you want to do occasional volunteering, one–time projects, or some type of regular scheduled service. Think about your interests as these will direct you to those opportunities that you might enjoy more. Think of your abilities (both yours and your children’s) so there might be clarity about what you want or are willing to do. Consider the location, time requirements, and how frequently you might be willing to volunteer. A caution for those wishing to volunteer as a family is the attitude towards kids that you might experience at the volunteer site. Sometimes, instead of a gracious attitude, you might discover an attitude indicat-

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it to respond and adapt to changing requirements. The more learning experiences we undergo, the more neural connections we develop in the brain. This does not only happen when we learn something brand new – like a foreign language or a computer program – but even when we do routine work or play our favorite games. The already established neural connections just multiply as we repeat similar mental processes. That is why most tasks become easier to master over time, which is what learning is.

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a difference in the likelihood of someone becoming demented later in life. Neuroscientists say that the reason why education can help prevent or at least slow down an aging person’s cognitive decline is that during learning processes structural changes in the brain’s neural network take place as neurons connect with one another. This is only possible because the central nervous system is in constant dynamic flux, which enables

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Exercising the brain as much as exercising the body to keep both fit and healthy has become the new mantra for the aging baby boomer generation. Scientists seem to agree. Studies show that people who were cognitively active throughout their lives are less likely to experience mental decline as they grow older. Age-related dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease is the most feared health condition among older Americans today, second only to cancer. It is also one of the most significant health threats of the 21st century, according to a report by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Harvard School of Public Health. The causes for Alzheimer’s are not yet fully understood and there are currently no effective treatments that can halt or reverse the progressively debilitating disease. Researchers have suggested that diet and exercise as well as mental stimulation may serve as preventive measures, but there is not enough scientific evidence that these have a significant impact. There are a number of health conditions, however, believed to promote the development of dementia. One is inflammation of the brain caused by stress hormones such as cortisol, which is toxic to nerve and another contributing factor is cardiovascular disease because it can prevent the brain from receiving sufficient blood supply, thereby damaging it. A more controversial suggestion is that education, or lack thereof, can make

So the question arises whether we can avoid the decline of our mental capacities by, let’s say, learning Mandarin, reading philosophical books or mastering programming software? Not if you start late, scientists say. Being mentally active from early on and throughout life, not just when you reach old age, is what makes the difference, according to Dr. William Jagust, a professor of public health and neuroscience at the University of California at Berkeley.

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ing the “kids are in the way.” It happens sometimes. Family opportunities, although seemingly hard to find, exist all over. Consider collecting books for those who need them and delivering them to families, churches, schools etc. Consider getting involved at a petting “farm” that uses animals to relate to people. Consider serving meals to adults and children. Maybe join a charity “walk” and raise funds for a needy cause. I know a group that filled shoeboxes with toys, games, crayons, color books and then gave them to students. What about reading books to kids in hospitals or care centers – together? Get the idea?

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Kirkland resident Bill LaMarche is a retired and active community, national and international volunteer. Send in suggested volunteer opportunities to letters@ kirklandreporter.com.

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young and old alike from another background. Volunteering with children also allows you to interpret organizational goals to your child and give them an opportunity to see where they might fit into an effort designed to build community. Kids learn about compassion, empathy, gratitude, responsibility and grace. Volunteering with children provides a different type of bonding through jointly serving others – a powerful

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ho would have thought that it might be difficult to find opportunities to volunteer as a family? Especially a family that might have young children? Volunteering with children is a terrific way to help them to learn about giving back, gaining valuable experience while serving others – learning about themselves, their motives, their prejudices – might even “socialize” with

memory. My 6–year-old granddaughter volunteered with me at the food bank, working in the warehouse and in the food bank store itself, engaging with elders and different ethnic groups. She listened to requests and often was able to fill the requests from our food and product supplies. She was concerned about the poverty she saw and rejoiced in the smiles she engendered when able to fulfill a need. She grew tired physically from the work and learned that it wasn’t “all fun.” Weeks later she indicated that going to the food bank with grandpa was the highlight of her visit. Aw shucks! Volunteering as a family requires preparation and

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[10] March 23, 2012 [ RUN from page 1] vendors, and of course the runners/walkers,” said Wobker. “My original hope was that the race would register 500 and we would get 10 sponsors. In actuality, we tripled the number of (registrations) and got nearly 25 businesses involved with the first year race.” Race organizers originally expected about 1,200 to participate. The large turnout was surprised with the wind and rain that accompanied the St. Patrick’s Day cos-

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BRIEFS LW baseball beats Oregon team, splits two The Lake Washington baseball team traveled to Oregon on March 16 and defeated Lebanon High School, 8-1 behind the pitching of Zach Johnson. The Kangs gave Johnson, who went four innings and collected six strikeouts, plenty of support. The team scored four runs during the first inning and never looked back. Both Shawn Gray and Theo Alexander had three RBI, while Victor

www.kirklandreporter.com tumes and face paint. The course began at Marina Park, down Lake Washington Boulevard, back around downtown Kirkland and through the Market Neighborhood, before finishing back at Marina Park. Teshome Kokebe of Lynnwood was the first 5K runner across the finish line in a time of 14 minutes and eight seconds. The first female 5K runner and Kirkland resident to finish the race was Rosemary Humphreys, who finished ninth overall with a time of 18:36.

The 5K race had 739 runners registered, 442 female and 297 male participants, with an average time of 30 minutes and 39 seconds. “There was great energy the day of the event, which was a likely byproduct of the great energy that went into the event,” said Wobker. “We leaned heavily on our friends, family, neighbors, businesses, and in my case healthy patients. It was a special pleasure for me to raise a glass afterwards with our all volunteer teams and see participants pouring in

and out of downtown businesses.” The honorary race starter was former Kirkland Mayor Bill Woods, dressed up with red hair, a green hat and a Shillelagh. “There was a great feel in the air and it reminds you what it is to live in Kirkland even on an overcast day,” said Wobker. The Wilde Rover Irish Pub and Restaurant held a special post-race party. The event was held to benefit the Kirkland Downtown Association.

Mayorquin scored three and two more during the times. Gray, Mayorquin fourth. The Kangs took the and Jordan LaFave collead during the top of the lected three hits each. ninth with two runs, but The Kangs followed Garfield overcame the out-of-state victhe deficit during PREP tory with a 9-6 win the bottom of the against Skyview on inning with three Saturday. Jeremy runs, including a Parkhurst led Lake walk-off double, for Washington with two the win. Alexander led RBI, while Nick Johnson, the Kangs with two RBI Theo Alexander and Tyler while Johnson was 3-for-4. Amundsen all knocked in The Juanita baseball team a run. Johnson got the viclost to Graham-Kapowsin tory on the mound. during a preseason meeting The Kangs lost an extra6-0 Monday at Grahaminning heartbreaker to Kapowsin High School. Garfield on Monday, 7-6 in nine. The Kangs jumped out to an early 4-0 lead during the top of the first The Lake Washington inning, but Garfield clawed boys lacrosse team lost to back with two during Bellevue 20-1 on March the bottom of the inning

14. The Kangs regrouped to play Skyline tough but came up short on Monday 13-10 at Skyline High School. Cody Bernstein led Lake Washington with four goals while Ben Anderson contributed three of his own. Tyler Watkins, Hank Schmale and Cooper Ramstead all scored a goal each. Goalkeeper Jonah Friedl had seven saves.

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Former Kirkland Mayor Bill Woods, with megaphone in hand, starts the first Shamrock Run at Marina Park in downtown Kirkland. MATT PHELPS, Kirkland Reporter Rhodes, who pitched a complete game shutout, stringing out 11 batters and walking just one. Keana Miller, Cami Pettengill and Amanda Tsujakawa all collected two hits each, while Pettengill led the team with three RBI.

LW softball loses pitching duel The Kang softball team lost to Shorecrest 2-0 March 13 at Shorecrest High School.

JHS softball beats Inglemoor Soccer recap for The Juanita High School Rebels, Kangs softball team defeated Inglemoor 8-0 Friday at home to start the season. Juanita took an early 6-0 lead after the first two innings. The team was led by Allison

The Juanita boys soccer team beat Inglemoor Friday 4-3. The Lake Washington boys soccer team played to a

1-1 tie March 14 at Auburn Mountainview High School. Lake Washington’s only goal of the game came during the 60th minute of play as Deyliv Sanchez was assisted by Hugh McGlynn.

JHS girls tennis lose opener The Juanita girls tennis team lost the season opener to Mariner 5-2 March 13. Juanita won the No. 1 doubles match as Shelby Hill and Kelsey Glenn defeated their opponents 7-6 (7-4), 6-4. The No. 2 doubles match also went to the Rebels as Karlee Kedroske and Carolyn Wilson won 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. Juanita was swept in singles action.

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Registration is now open for the Kirkland Softball League. The spring softball season in Kirkland will begin in early May and will consist of 16 games (eight weeks of play) with one week of playoffs for the four teams in each division. Prizes will be awarded for the regular season champion as well as the playoff winner. Games will be played at Crestwoods Field. The City of Kirkland Parks and Recreation has four divisions to choose from: • COED Rec Division - open to any skill level (game days: Sunday late morning/early afternoon) • Men’s Low/Mid Division - open to teams with average skill (game days: Sunday/Monday) • Men’s Upper Division - open to teams with aboveaverage skill (game days: Tuesday/Wednesday) • New! COED ChicagoStyle 16” Division - this new division uses a larger size softball, 16, and can be played with or without gloves (game days: Thursdays)-this division will play 8 games in 8 weeks (single games). The cost for all divisions, except Chicago, is $946.08, $10 plus tax per nonKirkland player to a max of $100 plus tax. COED Chicago Style costs $473.04, plus $10 plus tax per non-Kirkland player. Call 425-587-3330.

108th and 68th intersection improvements The 108th and 68th intersection improvements project will install a westbound to northbound right turn lane and other improvements identified as a part of Sound Transit’s route timing improvements. These improvements will reduce congestion and allow the intersection to maintain the city’s desired level of service. Sidewalk and curb enhancements at all four corners of the intersection will improve pedestrian safety and maintain a safe school walk route. Location: 108th Avenue NE and NE 68th Street Funding Partners: City of Kirkland Capital Improvement Program, Sound Transit. Project Timeline: The project is under construction and is expected to be complete by the end of June 2012. Contact: Denise Pirolo, project engineer, at dpirolo@kirklandwa.gov or 425-587-3830

Sidewalk adjacent to Transit Center bus layover project This project will build a sidewalk (connecting a gap) on the north side of Central Avenue just east of 6th Street where the Transit Center buses layover. Funding: Sound Transit

NE 85th Street Corridor improvements The NE 85th Street Corridor improvements provide a series of coordinated street-scape facilities to minimize traffic delays; enable pedestrians, drivers, bicyclists, transit riders and others to have a safe and pleasant experience; and to develop a comprehensive transportation system to stimulate economic vitality and redevelopment. Location: NE 85th Street between 132nd and 120th Avenue NE Funding Partners: Sound Transit, City of Kirkland Capital Improvement Program Project Timeline: Construction has begun on utility underground conversion along NE 85th Street from 120th to 128th Avenue NE. Conduit will be installed for future underground conversion from 128th Avenue NE to 132nd Avenue NE. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2012. Other phases of the project will follow. Contact: Rod Steitzer, project engineer, at Rsteitzer@kirklandwa.gov or 425-587-3825

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HOW A BELOVED SEATTLE MARKET HELPS TO FEED THE NEEDS OF

AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

When the owners of Uwajimaya Market wanted to relocate and enlarge an existing store in downtown Seattle, they turned to Bank of America. Since the 1950s, they’ve relied on us for financing to expand their operations, open new locations and grow their business. As a result, they’ve been able to better serve their customers, provide more jobs and strengthen their role as a focal point for the region’s diverse Asian community. Uwajimaya Market is another example of how we’re working to help small businesses grow and hire in the Puget Sound — and across the country. In 2011, we provided $222.5 million in new credit to small businesses in Washington — an increase of 28% from 2010. To learn more about what we’re doing to help strengthen the local economy, visit bankofamerica.com/Seattle

© 2012 Bank of America Corporation. Member FDIC. ARZ503Q1


Kirkland Reporter, March 23, 2012