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COUNCIL VACANCY | Kirkland Council announces process to fill seat that former Councilman Bob Sternoff vacated [2]

Business | Congresswoman Suzan DelBene FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013 speaks with business owners [4]

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Parents outraged over condemned field at LWHS Lake Washington School District admits lack of clarity with regard to who was responsible for field maintenance BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ AND RAECHEL DAWSON Kirkland Reporter

P The Lake Washington High School Dance Team performs its military routine during the state competition at the Yakima Valley SunDome on March 22. They won first place for that routine, plus third place for their pom routine. From the left: Lindsey Peterson, Hannah Kayama, Sophia Mitro, Rachel Enstrom and Zain Joudeh. CONTRIBUTED

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Friends of Youth new youth center opens BY RAECHEL DAWSON rdawson@kirklandreporter.com

A crowd of about 50 people gathered at Friends of Youth’s new Youth Service Center in the Evergreen Hill neighborhood on Friday. They were there to celebrate the two-year long transformation of the former Grace Chapel into a modern building, fit to serve troubled and homeless youth on the Eastside as part of the Kirkland campus. “It seems like just yesterday we were at the ground breaking,” said Kirkland Mayor and former Friends of Youth employee Joan McBride. “Kirkland is extremely proud to have Friends of Youth in Kirkland.” Friends of Youth CEO Terry Pottmeyer describes the new Youth Service Cen-

ter as being their new central location after 62 years of building 20 sites in 17 cities. “We just knew this was the right location,” said Pottmeyer. “It’s close to educational opportunities for the young people who will eventually live here.” The building is at a crossroads with a church and park on each side, and is located at 13116 N.E. 132nd St. Come June, the Kirkland campus will open another facility on the site. The Youth Haven will combine two emergency shelters for 10 homeless, run-away and atrisk youth under the age of 18 years old. And later, four communal living homes in the residential area, on the other side of the fence, will be for young adults who need a place to “launch” from.

arents are outraged that the Lake Washington School District failed to maintain the baseball field at Lake Washington High School to the point the district condemned the field in January because it poses a danger to the community. A sign posted on the field’s fence gate states the field was closed on Jan. 4 and will remain closed until further notice “due to hazardous conditions.” The district shut down the field just weeks before baseball season began, which has left several teams without a practice field.

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Friends of Youth CEO Terry Pottmeyer speaks during an open house event for the new youth center. CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, Kirkland Reporter “Sometimes I describe Friends of Youth as though we’re parenting kids who need a little extra parenting support,” Pottmeyer said. “We’re parenting these young people who’ve turned 18 and are maybe aging out of the foster care system or maybe their families have

asked them to leave because financially they can no longer support them.” With a 46 percent increase of homeless youth within the last two years, Friends of Youth continues to turn away young adults and teens due to low capacity. Some [ more YOUTH page 2 ]

Named after the legendary Kangs coach Dave Chambers, the field serves as the school’s primary practice field. “It’s a nightmare,” said Sim Osborn, a Seattle attorney whose son Court plays on the Kangs varsity baseball team. “The parents have always maintained the field - not the school district.” He said there were broken and open electrical circuits in the batting cages the parents had to take out. “In the bullpens, there are spikes and pipes coming out of the ground,” said Osborn. “It was so unbelievably unsafe.” Now, Kangs teams are forced to practice wherever [ more FIELD page 3 ]


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communal living spaces have wait lists of 200, according to Pottmeyer. “There’s a perception on the Eastside is that everybody who lives there is good looking, tall, rich and not homeless, and some of those Roofing Siding Windows Sunrooms are true of course, but some Roofing Siding Windows Sunrooms of them may not be,” said King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, who also serves as the chair of the Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee in King County. “I think with the One Night Count saying there are more [people] that “Premium Quality...Wholesale Value”are homeless in this area “Premium Quality...Wholesale Value” shows just how much this is needed.” Pottmeyer recognized Friends of Youth’s new Youth Service Center recently opened in Kirkland’s Evergreen Hill neighborhood. the and thanked developer organization will serve homeless and troubled youth on the Eastside. CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, Kirkland Reporter

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At its meeting on Tuesday, the Kirkland City Council decided to accept applications for council Position No. 2, which was vacated on March 25 by Bob Sternoff ’s resignation. Qualified persons will be required to complete an application. To be eligible, applicants must have lived in Kirkland city limits for 12 months prior to the primary election date of Aug. 6 and must be a King County registered voter. The application form is available at Kirkland City Hall and can be downloaded at www.kirklandwa.gov. The City Clerk must receive the application either in person or via email (kanderson@ kirklandwa.gov) by 5 p.m. on April 9, not postmarked. On April 15, the council will hold a special meeting in the Peter Kirk Room tentatively set for 6 p.m. to review the applications, finalize interview questions, and to determine the candidates to be interviewed. Interviews will be conducted on April 16 during a special meeting at 4:30 p.m., with the council scheduled to make the appointment during the regular council meeting on April 16, by a majority vote of the remaining council members. All meetings will be held at Kirkland City Hall. The appointed council member will be required to take the oath of office on May 7.

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“This is the third grand opening I’ve had in the last year-and-a-half,” Crocker said. “And it’s exciting and every one of those is creating efficiencies and creating capacity, but we still wish we could drive ourselves out of business one of these days.” Crocker said they recently doubled the beds at their Redmond emergency shelter but continue to turn away kids some nights. “We’re gonna have housing here and it’s gonna be full one of these days and that’s going to be wonderful because those kids have nowhere else to go,” said Crocker, “but it’s going to be frustrating because that issue still exists.” Friends of Youth is currently 30 percent of the way for their Capital Campaign, but they are always looking for supporters and partners so they can continue to open more places. To learn more about the Capital Campaign, contact Kami Dockery at (425) 8696490 ext.315 or email kami@ friendsofyouth.org. For more information visit FriendsofYouth.org

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Finn Hill District ends tax The Finn Hill Park and Recreation District (FHPRD) handed over responsibility for operation and maintenance of O.O. Denny Park to the city of Kirkland on Monday. Park commissioners will continue to oversee the completion of several improvement projects that are already in the planning stage. More benches, barbecue grills, improved handicap access, restroom updates and a new children’s play area are all planned for the spring/ summer and will be paid for with rainy-day funds saved

by the District since its inception. The Finn Hill Parks and Recreation District notified the King County Clerk’s office last December that they would not need a continuation of the FHPRD levy for 2013 or beyond. The FHPRD levy had been in place since 2002 when it was enacted by a vote of district residents. The purpose of the levy was to operate and maintain O.O. Denny Park. Last November, Kirkland voters approved Proposition 2 that will provide needed additional funding for the operation and maintenance for all of Kirkland’s parks.

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A sign on the fence at Lake Washington High School’s baseball field states that the field was closed on Jan. 4 due to hazardous conditions. Now, the Kangs’ teams are forced to practice elsewhere. MATT PHELPS, Kirkland Reporter field year-round. He noted the district invested in turf field for other schools in the district and Lake Washington was one of the few schools in the community that doesn’t have a turf field. However, Reith said the district’s only artificial turf field is at Eastlake High School, which the city of Sammamish paid for. “Grass is the standard for district baseball fields,” she said, noting artificial turf is much more expensive. Buddy Programs. Students are selected by their teacher, parent or principal as a child who would benefit from an encouraging and positive role model. Lunch buddies meet weekly during the child’s lunchtime to eat together, talk and play games. For information, contact Nanci Wehr at nwehr@lwsd.org or 425-9361410.

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Reith said the district plans to restore and upgrade the field in a two-phase project. The field’s last complete renovation was in 1986, she said. In May, the district will begin work on the first phase, outfield restoration. That will include removing existing grass, grading the area, upgrading the irrigation system and outfield seeding, said Reith. Work on the second phase is expected to begin in July and will include infield and

backstop area construction, excavation, irrigation, drainage upgrades and installation of a new infield. Reith said new fencing for the backstop area, new perimeter concrete, bullpens and batting cages are also part of the second phase. The district expects the field to be ready for use by February 2014, barring any setbacks, said Reith. The entire project will cost approximately $600,000 and be paid for with funds from the 2010 capital projects levy.

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“It’s been a miracle that there hasn’t been more kids injured on that field,” said Lyon. “The fact that it was condemned, it was a long time coming. It needed to be shut down. We’ve worked as parents to try and get [the field] up to even low standards.” He said he has witnessed kids sprain their ankles due to the condition of the field, and get hit in the face with baseballs because of the inadequate fencing. As a youth coach in the area, he said the Lake Washington High School baseball field is “by far the worst field” that he has seen. But both Osborn and Lyon said this issue also affects the entire community. In addition to various teams that use the baseball field, including the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club, residents also use the field for recreation. “The entire community is being shut out of the most visible asset it has,” noted Osborn. He spoke before the Lake Washington School Board on Monday night and called on district officials to “step up and make this right.” He urged the district to install turf field instead of replanting the grass, which could take up to two years. Lyon noted the community could use the turf

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they can find an available field, including Kirkland Middle School and as far as Marymoor Park in Redmond. “The parents are angry,” said Osborn, noting some parents have pooled their money and are considering a lawsuit against the district. “We want to know why we have to pay $275 for our kids to play baseball and we can’t use the field. We have to buy our own cleats and bats, so why the hell don’t they have a field? It’s a complete and total nightmare.” Osborn is one of the parents who have personally helped to maintain the field over the years. In the past, parents set up a rotating schedule to water the field. They even got a permit from the water district one year to attach 300 feet of water hoses to a fire hydrant to create a water sprinkler, Osborn said. Osborn has also mowed the entire field with a riding lawn mower. “That’s enormous - it takes four hours,” he noted. “You can smoke two full-size Cuban cigars and drink four bottles of water, that’s how long it takes to mow the field. We did that once a week all summer.” He also purchased a cover

for the pitching mound to protect the area from inclement weather. Kathryn Reith, a spokesperson for the school district, said the district closed the field after it reviewed the area at the request of the school’s athletic director and associate principal, who were concerned about the field’s safety. “There were issues with uneven grass surfaces, batting cage conditions, uneven asphalt and concrete issues,” said Reith, noting the field was closed to prevent any injuries from happening. She said the district has various stakeholders - including school staff and students, booster clubs and community users - who “take an interest” in the school’s fields and athletic facilities. “In this case, it is apparent we had a lack of clarity with regard to the roles of our stakeholders, which led to the field condition,” said Reith. “That is why we are developing stronger systems, documentation and protocols with regard to maintenance agreements and field upgrades. Ultimately, the district is responsible and we want to make sure this kind of situation does not happen again.” Peter Lyon, whose son also plays on the Kangs varsity baseball team, said he was not surprised when the district shut down the field.

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The Kirkland Bicycle Shop in downtown is losing customers and transactions because of online businesses’ lack of required sales tax. Co-owners Josh Harris and Neil Wechsler, who also manage a couple of bike shops around Puget Sound, say the trend is worse in Kirkland, “for sure.” “It’s probably every place, but I think here, with the number of Microsoft and Google employees, there’s probably a little more focus on this,” said Wechsler. Harris and Wechsler say it’s not uncommon to spend time with a customer before he or she turns around and says they can buy it cheaper somewhere else, usually through the Internet. U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Representative of Washington’s 1st Congressional District, learned of the Kirkland Bicycle Shop’s struggles, and other Kirkland businesses, during her tour to discuss the need for the Marketplace Fairness Act

on Thursday. “There’s nothing in the legislation that impacts federal revenue at all,” DelBene said. “This is all about putting policy in place so that state and local government are allowed to collect their sales taxes.” Although the legislation has been floating around Congress for years, on March 22, in a bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate unexpectedly passed an amendment to the Senate budget, which allows states to require out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes. “We have bipartisanship support on the House bill too,” said DelBene, who is a co-sponsor of the House legislation and a member in the Judiciary Committee where the bill is currently being heard. “We have huge support from the small business community, from large retailers, to even online retailers. I think many businesses really want to see this applied consistently across the country.” DelBene also worked on this issue when she was the director of the Department of Revenue.

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Jan Teague, president of the Washington Retail Association said retailers across the state have seen sales drop every year because of the increased competition with online shopping. “It’s been a very serious problem for a lot of smaller retailers, who simply can’t compete,” Teague said. “They’re just struggling to survive.” Teague said there needs to be relief to brick and mortar retailers so they’re hiring people. She notes they pay property taxes, Business and Occupation taxes and contribute to various community events. “We’re the lifeblood of our community,” Teague said. “The online retailers have none of those feelings toward communities or obligations toward communities.” DelBene countered that some of the small and large businesses have both an online and a local presence. “It’s not just purely brick and mortar versus online,” she said. “People are having a combination of both, and those who have a brick and mortar facility have a different online obligation than those who don’t.” But larger retailers such as REI, which has 130-odd stores in 32 states, are also striving to compete in an “unequal playing field.” The “clicks and mortar” business has had serious issues selling items in their showrooms, despite hours employees spend helping customers. “We are investing heavily in our online stores and the online experience so we

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene speaks with Kirkland Bicycle Shop co-owner Josh Harris about how the Internet tax loophole impacts business. REI government affairs director Marc Berejka listens during DelBene’s Marketplace Fairness Act tour on Thursday. MATT PHELPS, KIRKLAND REPORTER don’t lose sales,” said Marc Berejka, REI government affairs director, who was in Kirkland for the tour. “But we have our store managers who are having the same exact showroom problem.” Berejka recalls a conversation when one of his store managers told him he spent 45 minutes helping a customer decide the fit and style of two pairs of ski boots, only for the man to turn around and announce he had decided to buy the ski boots online. He was on his iPad at the time, using the store’s free Wifi. “One of the things about Americans is they like a deal,” said Berejka. “And some people, they’re like

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Crush Footwear moves to old Betty’s Apparel location Kirkland is known for its fashion boutiques, and for decades, Betty’s Apparel was the key source for style and quality on Lake Street. But the space, recently occupied by Bella Tesori in downtown Kirkland, will welcome Crush Footwear in early April. Crush Footwear provides an exquisite selection of women’s footwear and accessories, with co-owner Rhonda Herbert searching the world for styles from

‘hey, if I don’t have to pay tax, that’s a better deal.’ There’s something emotional about that. But for us, this is a real loss in sales.” For the consumer, it’s maybe a 10 percent save in price. Currently, only a few states have laws working to close the Internet tax loophole but most customers in this country do not pay sales tax on Internet commerce. DelBene said not only does this impact businesses, but government services, such as public education, as well. “It ends up being a lost revenue in a place where we’re having these discussions on how do we fund

education,” DelBene said. “A lot of revenue for the state in particular and for local governments is going away because of these challenges.” If Congress were to enact the federal legislation, the Department of Revenue estimates Washington could collect up to $284 million in the 2013-15 biennium and $845 million in 2015-17 biennium. “It’s a head scratcher when you read the paper and you see these shortfalls in education funding and then you know that there’s this massive leakage of revenue as the result of federal policy,” Berejka said. “We’ve got to fix that.”

emerging and hard-to-find designers. “Although we do carry some recognizable brands, we really love to communicate directly with designers who apply their creative genius to make unique footwear styles” Herbert said. “We enjoy discovering designers and we enjoy offering unique items for women who appreciate individual style.” Rosalyn Sumners’ Bella Tesori has provided décor treasures to designers and interior decorators from that location since 2008. Bella Tesori is consolidating into the corner space and Crush Footwear is moving into the remainder of the Betty’s Apparel location. “We will have 70% more space, so this is a significant improvement,” said Neal

Hughes, co-owner of Crush Footwear. “We need more space for more styles, more variety and more shoes to love.” Spring styles are arriving from Spain, France, Portugal, and even the USA. “It’s an honor to be a part of Kirkland and to be in the space where Bob, Betty and Karen provided quality and stylish fashion to the area,” Hughes said, who lives in Kirkland. “We’d love to display pictures from Betty’s Apparel, so anyone with pictures & stories from that era should bring them in.” Bob & Betty Lightfeldt, and later their daughter Karen, operated several fashion stores in the area among Betty’s Apparel, which was in their downtown Kirkland location for decades.


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awmakers got some good news recently as state revenue was projected to be $40 million higher than anticipated over the next two years. While that’s something to cheer about, the Legislature still faces a $1.3 billion shortfall. Even worse, the state Supreme Court is requiring the state to increase education funding by $500 million to $1.7 billion over the next two years. That means even with an additional $40 million, there won’t be enough money to meet everyone’s wants and needs. And raising taxes won’t be an option, either. Republicans are against it and Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, campaigned saying he wouldn’t approve tax increases. Bottom line: It’s going to take a bunch of cuts – and then more cuts – to balance the budget. As the Legislature moves forward in this final month of the regular session, it needs to see its task as more than a numbers’ game. In reality, lawmakers face a moral decision.

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Where should the state’s limited resources go? We think lawmakers need to look first to the poor and medically fragile. Without state help, they truly have nothing. More money for higher education also is a critical need. The increases in tuition at our state colleges and universities have priced many – even in the middle class

– out of a chance to further their education. Ignoring this will impact our state far into the future. We know state workers have concerns over wages and benefits. Believe us when we say that private industry has felt their pain. But given low funds and high needs, lawmakers must first help those who can’t help themselves. This should be the goal of the Legislature.

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Former councilman had pattern of unethical behavior Congratulations for stepping out and stepping up with your article disclosing the unethical behavior and bullying tactics of former Councilman Bob Sternoff. Sternoff ’s behavior is a continuing pattern that he has perpetrated during his tenure on the council from his juvenile sexting of his girlfriend in a council meeting on a city computer to threatening a fellow council member numerous times. Sternoff seemed to think he was untouchable, and indeed the city did seem to have a double standard in dealing with his behaviors versus that of other council members. Citizens should also rest assured that what has been disclosed is only the tip of the iceberg and there will continue to be more disclosures that will show his true character as the investigation continues. It has also been disheartening to read the comments from the remaining council members making it sound as if this were some quirk or accident and not a pattern of unethical behavior. It seems as if shame in Kirkland has gone the way of integrity, honor and responsibility. It remains to be seen if citizens have had enough and will demand that their representatives have integrity and ethics or if they will once again not bother to learn who is the best representative and just make an “x” by the nicest person.

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Elementary schools to help feed those in need The Kirkland Nourishing Network is working to help feed some of the “neediest of the needy” in Kirkland elementary schools over the spring break. We are working in the census tract with the highest concentration of low-income households in all of Kirkland, Bellevue and Redmond. At the end of winter, those who accumulate most of their income during the growing season are most in need. We have many of those families in Kirkland. If you have been in this situation, you understand profoundly. If you haven’t experienced food insecurity as a child you won the lottery and now is as good a time as any to celebrate. 1. Please take a look at the website to see if you are able to help: www. mysignup.com/springbreak 2. Please pass this information along to your friends, neighbors, Facebook list, acquaintances, and even school chums you haven’t seen for years. Many in our community are not connected to supporting food insecurity in our fair city simply because they don’t know of the need or a way they can help. There is fundamental truth in the saying that many hands make light work. Your list is important to these kids. Early spring is an especially difficult time for food support for hungry children and their families that are unconnected to existing systems, but

we believe Kirkland will step up to this need. You stepped up to meet the challenge last summer. You took on greater challenges at Thanksgiving, during the long December break and at mid-winter. Your efforts have been greatly successful in closing some untended gaps in our support systems, but we still have work to do. We are having some success working with Hopelink and Pantry Packs to get connections to ongoing support and help moving families to selfsufficiency. That will take a long time, so we are working with current gaps that have been identified by school counselors and teachers who see the needs of these children every day. This is real need in our community, right now. You and your friends can make an immediate difference in the lives of these children and their families with a box of food. We even have the grocery list for you. Thanks for considering these these requests (sign up and send out). The food delivery dates are Thursday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 10. The website is: www.mysignup.com/ springbreak

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No more bobble heads It will be interesting to see who you select to fill former Councilman Bob Sternoff ’s position. I’m available. Whomever it might be, they need to represent the citizens. I’m better at that than most. No more bobble heads, please.

Bob Style, Kirkland

Need to cut through the corridor misinformation Typically, a message full of angry labels like Duane IIIg’s letter accusing our city council members of being “small minded” and “socialist” is easy to dismiss as a rambling diatribe. But when the misinformation within it concerns the Eastside Corridor, repeating common assertions that are 180-degrees away from proven reality, it is time to speak out for the public good. The correct sentence in his letter was: “The rail corridor is not going away.” The corridor is rail-banked — a federal program that preserves valuable rail corridors intact over the decades by authorizing their use in the meantime for an “interim trail.” The governmental managing authority who ensures the continued viable existence of such a rail-banked corridor is even called the “trail maintenance authority.” In other words, it is precisely the creation of this interim trail, and the government agency overseeing a vibrant public asset rather than a derelict one, that ensures the future option of rail usage at whatever time it becomes financially viable. The interim community trail that some rail enthusiasts so vehemently attack is what keeps the land a well-managed, contiguous right-of-way for future rail, rather than squandered privately through residential encroachment across an abandoned and derelict resource. [ more LETTERS page 6]


[6] April 5, 2013 Much of the reason for this shrill and self-damaging opposition to a community trail is the misplaced belief by some rail fans that rail’s future is now — that the same usages BNSF Railway found financial non-viable when it discontinued freight and (the Dinner Train) excursion rail just a few years ago are now magically a good investment. This is the argument that GNP Railway made before going bankrupt, oddly while claiming easy access to billions of dollars in federal funding for commuter rail. And it is the argument that some of the same players, now regrouped as the Eastside TRailway Alliance, are making today as they try to fund and launch a private excursion line with public tax dollars. To its credit, Eastside TRailway Alliance has generally scaled back from the promises of whooshing commuter rail and its hundreds of millions in subsidized capital costs that were GNP’s undoing. The newest rendition of a subsidized private project is a quaint little excursion experience called the “Tasting Train,” paid for with far fewer millions of your money, though actual estimates of hard costs for rails/ties, crossings, stations, and trains are hard to nail down. Because

the goal is to have Kirkland residents go north to spend money, the plan is naturally well supported up north. Anyone who opposes this plan is apparently devoid of vision and community goodwill. As a Kirkland taxpayer, I respectfully disagree. Like the city of Kirkland, in its official Statement Of Interest on the corridor, I understand and accept the permanent rail right-of-way that comes with rail-banking. I acknowledge Sound Transit as the regional rail authority for responsible future decisions. And I believe that an interim five-mile-long walking, jogging, and biking corridor through the heart of a fragmented Kirkland, free of speeding cars and safe for walking to schools or parks, is a huge and welcome vision. At the crushed-gravel level of service, it’s even paid for mostly by the rails it recycles, and ties into the regional trail system! The self-funded Cross Kirkland Trail will do more to unify Kirkland’s 13 neighborhoods and build much-needed community than any expensive promises the Eastside TRailway Alliance can market to us at our own expense. So do something about it. Ask thoughtful questions and follow the money!

Bob Forgrave, Kirkland

City should delay removal of tracks Google’s recent announcement that it is doubling the size of its Kirkland campus and hiring 1,000 additional employees by 2015 is a great announcement for Kirkland’s economy. The growth of Google in Kirkland will encourage more growth in businesses and traffic. Now is the time to create a publicprivate partnership between Kirkland and Google to preserve the rails in the Cross Kirkland Corridor for future commuter use. Increased traffic on 6th Street South where Google is located will create congestion on Northeast 68th Street and 108th Avenue Northeast and in the surrounding neighborhood. These traffic impacts can be mitigated by use of rail and trail with a station planned at the Google campus since the rail corridor currently passes through it. Commuter rail with a trail beside it can provide seamless connections with existing bus transit. I would like to add my voice to those in Kirkland and on the Eastside who do not want to see the important rail link between the north and south end of Kirkland removed at this time. I support a multi-modal corridor

on the Eastside, which should include commuter rail. The Kirkland rail section is vital for future commuter rail connectivity along the Eastside. Rails and trails have been shown to coexist in other places and Kirkland residents will use the rail for commuting and the trail for bicycling and walking. A good example of this shared use is the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART Transit) now being built in San Francisco’s North Bay. Information about this commuter rail and multi-use trail project can be found at: www.main.sonomamarintrain.org. I hope that Kirkland will wait for completion of the King County Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Advisory Council’s report to move forward before severing this corridor. I urge Kirkland to support the vision of Snohomish and Woodinville to keep the Eastside Rail Corridor intact and to delay removal of Kirkland’s tracks within the corridor. I believe in the quote in Cross Kirkland Corridor’s vision statement of 2011: “Planning or implementing one mode must not foreclose future corridor use by another mode.” I hope that Kirkland will not foreclose commuter rail in the future from Woodinville through Kirkland, south to Bellevue,

and along the entire Eastside in both Snohomish and King counties.

Stephanie Weber, Kirkland

Say no to new taxes, force government efficiency “We the People” have said before, “No state income tax.” All taxes tax ALL the people. Taxes become operating expenses of business. The business incorporates ALL expenses into prices. So, though you don’t see the tax, you’ll see higher prices. Taxes cause inflation further stymying the economy. Taxes make it harder for business to succeed. Taxes cause unemployment. All taxes tax the poor. Taxes on business tax the poor more than direct taxes. Taxes add to a business’ cost base, increasing the margin of profit. A $1 tax on business becomes $1.20. A $1 tax to the poor is just $1. Our Democrat-controlled government plans to implement a “new Tax,” a state income tax and host of other “new” taxes in addition to the high taxes you already pay! How much will you take? How much can we take? Democrats do not want efficien-

cy and do not want to stop spending your money. Some taxes are necessary, but where does it end? If government would become efficient, less tax would be needed. Government inefficiency costs us our hard earned money. Government never stops wanting more. Say no to new taxes! Say no to all taxes to force government efficiency.

Roger W. Hancock, Kirkland

Random act of kindness at Starbucks Thank you to the person who continues to buy me coffee at the Starbucks on 100th Avenue in Kirkland. Five years ago while pregnant and craving a strawberry crème, I went through the drive-through window and to my surprise when I got there to pay, my drink had been paid by the driver in front of me. A year ago when about to start a stressful day I got the same act of kindness from another driver and today after a bad night of sleep the same. It is wonderful to start the day knowing people out there want to do little things for others!

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Man charged with rape, exploiting girl Denny Juvenile Detention Center in Everett to record an interview. During the A 49-year-old Mercer interview she told officers Island man was charged she was involved with with rape and sexual prostitution and she had a exploitation of a child in female pimp who posted mid-March after allegedly ads on Backpage.com. paying a 15-year-old girl After the victim would to have sex with him at a go on “dates” - usually Kirkland condo. located at two hotels in the Jordan Church Lind reSeatac area - she would mains at the King County hand over the money to Jail after his bail was her pimp. set at $200,000 on But occasionMarch 22 in King ally the girl went to KIRKLAND County Superior Kirkland. Court. She told officers According to in the interview probable cause the first time she saw documents, Lind allegLind she told him her age. edly met with a 15-yearHe replied, “That’s OK, I old girl at his Norkirk like them young,” the girl neighborhood condo, said. where he lived at the time, The victim showed an and had the girl perform officer the location where sexual acts on him four of she met Lind, 303 6th Avthe five times she met with enue, and described what him between January and he looked like. February of this year. Each After following up on time, he allegedly paid her the details, the vicim $100 to $200 for each visit. positively identified Lind In early March, Seattle and officers obtained a Police Department officers search warrant. On March met with the victim at BY RAECHEL DAWSON

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Rollover car accident

Kirkland firefighters responded to a rollover car accident at the Totem Lake Rite Aid Monday evening. A car crossed oncoming traffic on Northeast 124th Street and jumped the curb, landing in the parking lot and striking another motorist, according to the Kirkland Firefighters Facebook page. No serious injuries were reported. COURTESY OF KIRKLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT CRIME

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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 22-28, the Kirkland Police Department reported 412 traffic violations (two DUIs), 21 school zone traffic violations, 17 alarm calls, eight noise complaints, 12 calls

of disturbance, two animal calls, 13 thefts, eight car prowls, one car theft, 15 traffic accidents, 13 calls of civil disturbance, two reported burglaries, three reports of juvenile crime, five domestic violence calls, four calls for harassment, one report of illegal drugs, three alleged assaults, five acts of fraud, eight malicious mischief reports, seven suicides and two reported sex offenses. At least 22 people were arrested.

March 28 Order violation: 8:44 p.m., 10600 block of N.E. 68th St. A 33-year-old man was arrested for violating a non-domestic violence protection order with his ex-wife. Police responded after a friend of the man’s current separated wife called to report she heard a verbal disturbance between the two. By the time police

arrived, the two were in different locations, but found the man at his ex-wife’s residence. Assault: 11:45 p.m., 11900 block of N.E. 80th St. A 35-year-old man was arrested for assault after he assaulted his 34-year-old girlfriend. The man allegedly flicked a cigarette butt in her face and then ripped her car keys from her hand, cutting her finger.

March 24 Domestic violence: 3:50 p.m., 14400 block of Simonds Rd. N.E. A 32-year-old woman was taken into custody after she assaulted her 39-year-old sister. Theft: 6 p.m., 12200 block of 120th Ave. N.E. A 31-year-old man was arrested for stealing light bulbs and a printer ink cartridge from Fred Meyer.

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19, the Seattle Vice Unit arrested Lind, who had a 20-year-old woman present. The woman has a history of prostitution arrests and had current ads on Backpage.com but she denied being there for such reasons. During Lind’s transportation to the police station, the documents state he said all he does is “pick up prostitutes and has consensual sex” and that he always “checks their ID cards to confirm their age.” “He then stated that his life is over, that he has terrible luck,” the documents state. “Lind then stated since he knows the degree of the charges against him, he feels he shouldn’t talk anymore.” Lind has several prior felony convictions, including unlawful imprisonment, attempting to elude a police vehicle and possession of stolen property. His arraignment was set for April 3, after the Reporter’s deadline.


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LWHS students rally for diabetes insurance expansion

In the Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for the County of Snohomish In the matter of the Estate MARIE ELL Deceased. NO. 13-4-00356-8 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Date of Death: December 24, 2012 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of this estate. Persons having claims against the decedent that arose before the decedent’s death must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of : (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) Four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim will be forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of filing copy of Notice to Creditors: March 14, 2013 Date of first publication: March 22, 2013 /S/Sandra Asheim, Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative:Christopher P Williams 143 5th Ave North, Edmonds,

WA 98020. Published in Kirkland Reporter on March 22, 2013, March 29, 2013 and April 5, 2013.#754729 NOTICE OF CORPORATE DISSOLUTION TO CREDITORS OF AND CLAIMANTS AGAINST TOP SHELF SERVICES CORPORATION Notice is hereby given to all creditors of and claimants against Top Shelf Services Corporation, a Washington corporation (the “Corporation”), that the Corporation has elected to cease its business affairs and voluntarily dissolve. On February 1, 2013, the Corporation filed its Articles of Dissolution with the Washington Secretary of State. The Corporation requests that all individuals and entities that have claims against it present them by letter to the corporation’s attorneys at the address below. All claims must include the name and address of the claimant, the amount claimed, the basis for the claim, and the date(s) on which the event(s) on which the claim is based occurred. Claims against the dissolved Corporation may be barred in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 23B.14 of the Revised Code of Washington if not timely asserted. ATTORNEYS FOR THE CORPORATION & ADDRESS FOR MAILING OR SERVICE: THE APEX LAW GROUP, LLP 1218 3rd Avenue, Suite 505 Seattle, WA 98101 Published in the Kirkland Reporter on March 22, 2013, March 29, 2013 and April 5, 2013. #755724.

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than adults without diabetes; the risk for stroke is two to four times higher among people with diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, usually diagnosed in children and young adults, the body does not produce insulin. In Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Tramp and Sundene, who have both attended the ADA gathering at the Capitol the last few years, said they enjoy being involved with such a positive and strong group of diabetes advocates. “I think it’s amazing that we’re trying to make an impact on Washington state,” Tramp said. “It’s exciting that I’m part of something that’s getting closer and closer to finding a cure for diabetes.” Sundene said that Tramp and others are like family members who support each other. “It went really well,” he said of the Capitol event. “As we learn more about (diabetes), we can teach

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Lake Washington High School students Andrew Sundene and Julie Tramp stand outside the Capitol Building in Olympia on Monday after meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee and other legislators as part of an American Diabetes Association teen and adult advocates group. CONTRIBUTED

the legislators and other people.” Added Julie’s mother, Sara: “These kids are doing

remarkable work. They have been an incredible support for each other for over 12 years.”

Boys & Girls Club creates partnership

A. Hill has formed a unique partnership with Kirkland Boys & Girls Club and recently made a donation in an effort to help raise money for the nonprofit organization. Due to this great partnership, Vance’s Seattle Luxury Group will be the presenting Community Partner for the 2013 Summer of Dreams Auction on May 1 at the Westin Bellevue grand ballroom. Each time a Kirkland Boys & Girls Club member, friend or relative of a member buys or sells a home with Hill, Coldwell Banker Bain and Hill will donate an amount equal to 10 percent of his commission to the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club. Coldwell Banker Bain established its Community Partnership program as a way for the company and its agents to give back to the organizations that are committed to the welfare of our communities. Since the program was created in 1988, Coldwell Banker Bain agents have donated more than $1.36 million to over 600 non-profit organizations in the Puget Sound area.

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that regulate blood sugars, Tramp said. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the expansion will include people between the ages of 19 up to 65 (parents and adults without dependent children) with incomes up to 138 percent the federal poverty level based on modified adjusted gross income. “The governor is 100 percent for expansion,” Tramp said. Inslee, who endorsed the state’s efforts for expansion under the Affordable Care Act at a Feb. 6 news conference, has been affected by the disease - his mother died of complications from diabetes and his brother has diabetes. According to the ADA website, nearly 25.8 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes and more than 215,000 of them are younger than 20 years old. It’s the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults in the U.S.; one in 12 Americans has diabetes and one in four of those individuals doesn’t know it yet; adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about two to four times higher

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ulie Tramp and Andrew Sundene have a history together that has taken them from preschool to high school. They’ve been best friends all along. And they both have diabetes. Both Redmond residents are Type 1 diabetics and were diagnosed when they were 5 years old and 6 years old, respectively. On Monday, the 17-yearold Lake Washington High School juniors stood side by side as part of a group of American Diabetes Associa-

tion (ADA) teen and adult advocates that met with Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Rodney Tom and Reps. Cyrus Habib and Ross Hunter at the Capitol Building in Olympia. The advocates discussed their challenges of living with diabetes and how research programs are crucial in preventing and treating the disease. “I’m doing well, but I’m hoping to improve,” Tramp told the Reporter. “In our teen years, there’s a lot of stress with schoolwork and it affects our blood sugar. If my blood sugar is too high or too low, I can’t focus and I get tired and lethargic.” Tramp’s older sister, Jessica, also has diabetes. On the ADA’s annual Diabetes Day at the Capitol, the group focused on Medicaid expansion, which will allow a wider age range of individuals to be insured and thus help diabetics to afford the supplies they need like insulin, needles, pumps, and testing meters and strips

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CELEBRATING EARTH DAY The Naked Gardener - Going Natural in the Yard

Earth Day:

The History of A Movement Each year, Earth Day - April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news. Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health. The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservationminded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land. As a result, on the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.

Going naked in the garden means going natural - the way nature intended your garden to grow.

Not all stars have problems with drugs and drinking. Our local nurseries are full of pestresistant plants that never need spraying and survive on rainfall alone. I can even promise you a rose garden without pesticides if you choose the right type of rose. Some of these diva plants also have fantastic figures - without having to go under the knife for special Marianne Binetti pruning or be put on expensive diets. Learn Columnist how to use colorful nandinas, dwarf conifers and amazing foliage plants that offer drama without the drinking and other demands of constant care. It is time we honored these well-behaved, garden super heroes by planting them more often.

The Compleat Home Gardener

We live in one of the most naturally beautiful and green places in all the world. Loose your inhibitions because there is no need to over-fertilize, spray pesticides or over water to create a lush and lovely landscape. You can become a naked gardeners just by peeling off the layers of confusion and getting down to the naked truth.

Here‚ are three seminars that celebrate the truth about gardening naked:

You can have a Northwest Garden without a sprinkler system. Going Natural with Lawns and Landscapes At the root of naked gardening is good soil that holds moisture and a mulch that seals in moisture. Instead of digging in pipes for a sprinkler system, dig in compost, bark chips and learn to layer your bare soil with grass clippings and other natural soil improvements. Lawns can also look lovely without a sprinkler system. Just say no to the low mow, leave the clippings on the grass, aerate more often and use a slow-release lawn food that feeds the soil. Our soils are naturally acid so learn the naked truth about apply lime and growing the right grass varieties for a more carefree lawn. Natural lawn care also means tips on using the right mower, how and when to cut the lawn and using the laws of nature to control the weeds. Free seminar on “Northwest Gardens without Automatic Sprinklers” on June 1, 10:30am in Issaquah at Blakely Hall and Saturday May 4 at 10am at Skyway Water and Sewer District. Phone 201.772.7343 for more info)

Unbeatable Plants: Create Drama without the Drinking or Chemical Dependency Going naked with no-fuss, no-water plants can make a dramatic statement in the garden. This means star-quality, focal point plants such as graceful Japanese maples, brightly-colored barberries and dramatically different yuccas that make a real exclamation point even when contained in an urn or pot.

(Free seminar on “Unbeatable Plants” Tuesday, April 30, 6pm at Bellevue City Hall phone 425.453.1810 for more info)

Transform your Dry Shade into Lush Beauty: Nudity in the Dark Large trees mean dry shade and our native fir and cedar trees suck the moisture away from traditional, shade-loving flowers. This makes homeowners think they must add more water and more fertilizer to garden under trees. Not true. Consider the bare fact that our forests are covered with lush growth under huge trees because Mother Natures wants a garden in the shade. Look to the natural beauty of native sword ferns, Oregon grape, huckleberry and even moss-covered boulders. The rest of the world pays big bucks for our native plants and are delighted at how little water our native plants require and how well they thrive in the shade. To light up the dark corners of your garden consider springblooming bulbs such as snowdrop, cyclamen and dwarf daffodils that bloom during dark winter days and grown into large healthy colonies when allowed to dry out during the summer. Hellebores, Japanese anemones and lamiums are other flowers that bloom even under the canopy of evergreen trees. Naked gardeners know that shaded areas are the worst place to try and grown a lawn. Learn about lawn alternatives and you‚Äôll have a garden in the shade that will be happy to go natural. (Free seminar on‚ “Transform Your Dry Shade into Lush Beauty” Saturday, May 18, 10am Issaquah at Tibbetts Creek Manor Phone 425.837.3412 for more info)

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APRIL 22, 2013 C O LO R M E

Earth Day Celebrations The Green Green Kirkland habitat. Kirkland Partnership will be targeting Partnership restoration efforts in Earth Day EVENTS the area west of 98th Avenue Northeast event (Market Street) and

WILL near GO the boardwalks during an Earth Day event from 10 a.m. to HERE 2 p.m. Saturday, April

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Each year on April 22, people come together all over the world to celebrate Earth Day and do what they can to help protect and preserve the earth. Some clean up areas, while others look for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle at home and work. Here are some questions about conservation. How many can you answer correctly?

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Taking a bath instead of a shower saves water. Fact or Fiction? Turning off the lights when leaving the room saves energy. Fact or Fiction? Plastic grocery bags cannot be recycled. Fact or Fiction? Plasma TVs use less energy than most other TVs. Fact or Fiction? The less packaging a product has, the better it is for the environment. Fact or Fiction? 6) Turning off the water while brushing your teeth does not save much water. Fact or Fiction? 7) Recycling paper saves trees. Fact or Fiction? 8) Compact fluorescent lightbulbs use more energy than incandescent lightbulbs. Fact or Fiction? 9) Computers cannot be reused. Fact or Fiction? 10) The more times a product can be refilled, the better it is for the environment. Fact or Fiction?

An abundance of wildlife lives in or visits 110 acres of preserved wetlands and marshes at Juanita Bay Park. The animal population within this habitat includes songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, amphibians, turtles, beavers, and other small mammals. The park offers extraordinary views of Forbes Creek Wetland, Juanita Beach, and Juanita Bay. The park features paved trails, boardwalks, open lawn areas, restroom, benches, and picnic tables. Invasive plant species are a problem at the park and volunteers are needed to help restore the natural

20 at Juanita Bay Park, 2201 Market St. The Earth Day project is part of a larger collaboration known as the Green Kirkland Partnership. The Green Kirkland Partnership is an alliance between the City of Kirkland, nonprofit partners, businesses, and the community to restore natural areas in the City. For more information, please visit www. greenkirkland.org. Juanita Bay Park events are funded by The Robidoux Foundation.

Answers: 1) Fiction, showers use less water than baths, 2) Fact, 3) Fiction, 4) Fiction, plasma TVs use more energy than most other TVs, 5) Fact, the less packaging there is to throw into the trash, the better, 6) Fiction, turning off the water while brushing your teeth saves about three gallons of water a day, 7) Fact, paper is made from the pulp of trees, 8) Fiction, compact fluorescent lightbulbs use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs, 9) Fiction, many organizations take old computers to repair or refurbish and donate to others, 10) Fact, the fewer containers there are to throw into the trash, the better

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bursting with the new spring fashions: rainwear, unlined boots, and trendy outfits seduce us with their lightweight materials. And we sure like to let more vibrant tones take the place of those gloomy winter colors. When spring fever takes hold, it’s so hard to resist! Spring fever also hits the restaurants, as patios open and sidewalk cafés fill up at noon. How great it feels to sip a drink in the great outdoors rather than sitting

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Spring is finally here, although it seems like it took an eternity to arrive. Now Mother Nature is unrolling her green carpet and her colors are exploding in trees and gardens and filling us with joy. We all have our own ways to make the most of the return to warmer weather. Some of us start by sorting through our closets, a way to fall into step with this season of renewal and transformation. Stores are

inside with a cup of coffee and salt-stained snow boots. Even menus change to reflect the arrival of spring, as chefs revel in combining fresh herbs and exotic flavors. However you choose to enjoy the spring sunshine, make the most of it by getting outdoors as much as you can. After the long winter, we certainly deserve to tread on N a t u r e ’s green carpet!


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Savvy Gardener Classes Begin! Time to to get get your your spring planting off to aoff great Cascade for thefor Savvy Classes Time planting to astart! greatJoin start! Join Cascade the Gardener Savvy Gardening Classes and discover toacreate a beautiful, andwise waterwise lawn and garden. and discover how to how create beautiful, healthyhealthy and water lawn and garden. there are dozens of classes from which to choose in many locations, and they’re all free of charge. the savvy Gardener Classes will inspire you and give you practical advice on creating and maintaining beautiful landscapes that are good for you and the environment.

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Do Compost: Grass clippings, leaves, stalks, dead plants, twigs up to pencil diameter, and most weeds. as part of national Fix a Leak Week, march 18 - 24, Cascade Don’t Compost: Weed seeds and invasive weeds like ivy (they resprout!), diseased plants, pet waste, Water alliance will send toilet Leak detection mailers to clippings treated with weed or bug killers, or food waste. the toilet Leak t nearly 100,000 homes in Cascade’s service area. detection mailers include d Yardthan waste composting systems the average american home can waste more 10,000 dye strips and simple These include simple piles, holding bins made of plastic, wood, or wire, and multiple bins where you gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping instructions to check the and turn the compost regularly to speed up the process. It takes 6 to12 months for soil creatures to faucets, and other household leaks, whichmove can significantly toilet for leaks. change yard waste into finished compost. raise a homeowner’s water and wastewater bills.most a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day. Last year Secrets to success residents in Cascade’s service district savedFor about faster40,000 composting, keep your pile as moist as a wrung-out sponge. Chop up stalks and twigs. gallons per day by fixing leaking toilets. Mix “green” materials like grass clippings with “browns” like fall leaves and stalks.

Select the Right Plants for a Beautiful, Trouble-Free Garden When you grow plants in the appropriate conditions, they thrive with minimal care. By choosing plants well adapted to each garden situation, you save time and money, reduce maintenance, help prevent pests and diseases, and leave more clean water for salmon and other wildlife. • Get to know your site. Learn about the conditions in each part of your garden—you can choose plants that will thrive in each area. • Dream a garden. decide how you want to use your landscape, and consider all the ways plants can help you create it. • Create a plan to fit your site. identify plants that will thrive with little maintenance in each situation.

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near Mark Twain Elementary School on 128th Avenue Northeast, this small park is a popular spot for parents and their small children to meet and interact. Unfortunately, heavy use and the elements took their toll on the playground equipment, and according to the Kirkland Parks Department, there were growing safety concerns regarding the playground equipment and so it was removed. The North Rose Hill Community Association embarked on an effort to raise the funds necessary to refit the park with new more sustainable playground equipment. They approached the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation for assistance and the foundation agreed to provide administrative and fundraising support to the North Rose Hill Community Association. After months of fundraising efforts, and in honor of the late Bill Petter, a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland, the foundation donated the remaining funds necessary to complete this worthy project. There will be a dedication ceremony at the new playground at noon on April 6 at the park.

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...Summer Camp

YMCA to hold Taste of Tech youth camp service announcement. Campers will become master photographers, expert film editors and healthy eating advocators. By the end of Taste of Tech camp your child will have a repertoire of skills

ranging from healthy eating to media literacy. This camp is geared for students in 2nd through the 5th grade. The camp will be held at the Northshore YMCA located at 11811 N.E.

195th St., Bothell. To register, visit the front desk at the Northshore YMCA. For questions, contact Melissa Pierson at (206) 382-5013, ext. 2114 or mpierson@seattleymca. org.

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The City of Kirkland Parks & Community Services is offering the following youth summer camps. For more information, including costs and dates, visit KirklandParks.Net: • Junior Summer Day Camp. Ages 5 to 8 years. Junior Summer Day Camp is designed to meet the needs of the younger and new camper. Located at the North Kirkland Community Center, campers will have access to all the indoor and outdoor features of the center. Campers will enjoy exciting camp activities, which include arts, science, sports, games, wacky special events, and special guest visitors and entertainers. On hot days we will cool off with fun water drenching activities. Special field trips include children summer concerts at Kirkland Marina Park. Specially trained staff ensures the safety and fun of camp. Maximum 20 campers. • Peter Kirk Day Camp. Ages 7 to 11 years. Kirkland’s longest running day camp is back! Located at Peter Kirk Park, campers enjoy arts, science, sports, games, weekly field trips and wacky special events led by trained staff. On a daily basis campers will explore Kirkland’s many versatile parks and enjoy outdoor adventures. Maximum 50 campers.

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LWSD’s STEM school immerses students in science and math BY SAMANTHA PAK Reporter Newspapers

Although Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD) newest choice high school has been open for less than a year, students are already feeling right at home. “This is my group of people,” said sophomore Maya Ganesan about what she likes about the school. Ganesan, a Redmond resident, is one of 300 students — 150 freshmen and 150 sophomores — attending the school, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Currently without an official name, the school is known as the STEM School. It opened in September with Eastlake High School (EHS) in Sammamish hosting students and staff in the fall while the building at 4301 228th Ave N.E. in unincorporated King County near Redmond was under construction. “They were gracious enough to have us on their campus from September through December (2012),”

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Eastside Republican Club Announces 2013 Scholarship Essay Program The Eastside Republican Club announced today that it will award a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the best essay, as determined by the Club’s judges, submitted on the topic “What is the best way to stop gun violence without infringing on the rights protected by the Second Amendment?” The scholarship program is open to high school students graduating in 2013, and freshmen and sophomores in an accredited college or university. Students must live in King County, or attend a public, private, or home school located in King County. Essays must be no more than 500 words in length, and must be submitted to the Club by email no later than Monday, April 22. The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the club’s monthly dinner meeting in Redmond on Tuesday, May 7. The Eastside Republican

said STEM principal Cindy Duenas about EHS. The building is only partially complete but Duenas said it should be complete by the end of this school year. When school begins in the fall, STEM will have juniors in addition to freshmen and sophomores, and in fall 2014, seniors will be added to the mix for a total of 600 students (150 per grade). Duenas said they will eventually have 50-75 students from the district’s four comprehensive high schools on campus on a partial-day basis, as well.

Immersed in STEM The focus on STEM education at the new school was what drew Ganesan, who had previously attended Interlake High School in Bellevue. “I decided to take the leap and I’m glad I did,” she said. Ganesan said she was drawn to the school’s different options, as well as its lab concentrations. Duenas said the first two years at STEM are foundational with students studying core academic competencies.

Club was founded in 1985 to provide a warm, friendly and welcoming environment for Republicans living on the Eastside of King County. The club provides an opportunity to get to know other Republicans, to become involved with the political process, to support Republican candidates, and to learn more about the issues of the day. For more information about the Eastside Republican Club Scholarship Essay Program and detailed program rules, visit www. EastsideRepublicanClub.org scholarship.

Kirkland Kiwanis scholarship opportunity The Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation will again make up to eight scholarships available to graduating seniors on the Eastside. The awards range from $500 to $1,000. Students, or their parents, must live or work within the attendance boundaries of Lake Washington High School or Juanita High School. This includes Kirkland and parts of Redmond and Woodinville. Students may attend any public or private high school, so long as they or their parents live or work within the designated area. The Kiwanis Foundation

The final two years at STEM are application based, which includes three yearlong labs students can choose from: environmental science, forensics and biology and digital media and design. Duenas said another focus of STEM will be to get students’ works published, both in-house, as well as in outside publications. The school will also offer internships and partnerships with local STEM-related businesses. Duenas said professionals will come to the school to work with students but there will also be opportunities for students to intern in the field.

Shared interests Like Ganesan, other students at STEM applied for the choice school based on its science and math concentration. Hana Keller, a sophomore from Sammamish, wants to study biology and become a doctor of some sort. She said she applied for STEM because she thought it would be fun to be around other

scholarships are based on a variety of factors, including academic performance, financial need and community service. Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation is affiliated with the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland, which also supports Special Olympics, Eastside Baby Corner and Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing. Kiwanis sponsors Key Club service organizations at Lake Washington High School, Juanita High School, the International Community School and a Builder’s Club at Kirkland Middle School. The scholarships are awarded in honor of Kiwanis members who have exemplified the Kiwanis tradition of service to the community. “Supporting youth in our community is one of the principal purposes of Kiwanis,” said Jay Henwood, president of the service club. “The Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Program is just one of our programs that assists young people in our community.” For additional information, or to obtain a scholarship application, interested persons should contact John White, the Scholarship Committee chairman, at white@lfa-law.com. For more information about the scholarships and Kirkland Kiwanis, visit www.kirkland. kiwanis.org.

students with the same motivation who would push and challenge her. Sophomore Devansh Kukreja of Redmond and freshman Kevin Nakahara of Kirkland agreed with Keller. “We share similar interests,” said Kukreja, who wants to go into computer engineering. In addition to sharing academic interests, the four students said it’s been nice to make friends with people they otherwise wouldn’t have met if they’d attended their home schools. Coming from a different district, Ganesan admitted she wasn’t sure about coming to STEM because she didn’t really know anyone. But she was surprised at how nice everyone was and how comfortable she was around them. “It’s such a good mix of people,” she said. “It’s the best group of people you could imagine.”

Extracurriculars As the first students at STEM, Keller said a lot of

Community invited to weigh in on LWSD ballot measures Lake Washington School District is inviting parents, staff and community members to provide input on what measures the district’s board of directors should propose for the ballot in February 2014. At that time, the district’s Educational Programs & Operations Levy, which funds 22.9 percent of the district’s general fund, will be up for renewal. The capital projects levy, which funds major building repairs and upgrades as well as all technology, is also up for renewal. The district is also looking at how to provide space to house current and growing enrollment. Over 4,000 more students are expected to be added to the district’s enrollment over the next nine years. Many of these students are currently in the system, as the current graduating classes of high school students are smaller than the larger incoming classes of elementary school students. These larger classes are due not only to new development but also from more students in existing housing all over the district. In addition, the district is

Sophomore Maya Ganesan (left) shares some of the things she enjoys about Lake Washington School District’s new STEM School as Devansh Kukreja and Kevin Nakahara look on. Samantha Pak, Reporter Newspapers responsibility is bestowed upon them such as naming the school, coming up with school colors, a mascot, forming clubs and more. “We’re the first year here, which makes it pretty cool,” she said. The students are not taking this responsibility lightly as Nakahara said the opportunity to be the “first” anything is rare in most schools as clubs and organizations are usually already established. Although they have the

option of forming various after-school organizations and clubs, STEM does not have any sports and students can go to their home school to participate if they choose. Nakahara plays for the Lake Washington High School (LWHS) baseball team and has played with many of his teammates since grade school. He said being able to see his friends during practice and games is nice as he doesn’t see them throughout the rest of the school day.

planning for the increased classroom space that will be needed to house all-day kindergarten for all students, when the state comes through with the funding for that program. The district is also scheduled to consider the third phase of a four-phase modernization program, which is aimed at updating school buildings every 30 to 40 years. The first two phases were funded by bond measures passed in 1998 and 2006. Phase 1 was completed on time and on budget. Phase 2 is now nearing completion. The third phase is under consideration for a possible bond measure next year. The public is invited to attend any of the following four meetings: • Tuesday, April 23, 6:308:30 p.m., Redmond High School • Tuesday, April 30, 6:308:30 p.m., Eastlake High School • Wednesday, May 1, 6:308:30, Lake Washington High School • Thursday, May 9, 6:308:30 p.m., Juanita High School In addition, information and an input form will be posted on the district website beginning on April 23. Those who cannot attend a meeting will be able to weigh in online. Input from the meetings and the online form will be

consolidated. Dr. Traci Pierce, superintendent, will use the community’s input to help make a recommendation to the school board. The board will vote on what measures to put on the ballot in February 2014.

‘Ready, Set, Run’ registration youth running program Be a part of a youth running program that focuses on character development and physical training for a 5k run. Ready, Set, Run! Youth Running Program is open to youth ages 8 to 10 and takes place from 4:15-5:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday beginning May 28. Registration for this 12-week course is available online at www.kirklandparks. net or by calling the Kirkland Parks and Community Services Department registration line at 425-587-3336. Use course code 39349. The curriculum-based program equips kids with the physical training and goal-setting mentality needed to accomplish their running goals. Participants enjoy confidence building, learn respecting authority, and dealing with peer pressure and fueling their bodies through proper nutrition.


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Volunteer as a neighborhood difficulty in providing for themselves are just like us. Provisions we can help make for them will very commonly result in them providing for others. Ah – that legacy thing. Our two key thrusts during our conversation dealt with food and family necessities. The organizations I’m listing today came from our conversation. A group of us volunteered at Northwest Harvest at their Kent processing plant. You should do this. It was well organized, staffed well, well instructed, safe and provided Bill LaMarche

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sat with a group of other volunteers this morning; the coffee was good before jumping in up to our elbows to sort food for a food bank. We talked about volunteering, providing time and energy to organizations that serve the needy, organizations that have a large reach, organizations that see the people “next door” as well as those in other geographic areas. We agreed that in most instances, needs exist for the basic essentials in life. We agreed that families who have

a volume of output as on that date there were a number of volunteers. It would be good for everyone to see how that much food is processed that quickly and moved out the door to a number of needy areas, including local food banks. Salvation Army’s promise to America is “Doing the Most Good.” A good, simple statement and focus. I had the chance to work with an experienced Salvation Army volunteer who opened my eyes to the variety of programs and services the organization delivers. A worthy organization, one that truly focuses upon the needy and

one that is well organized, appreciates its volunteers, and serves every day. Can you imagine the difference a neighborhood group could make compared to an individual! Consider the following opportunities for volunteering. Northwest Harvest relies on volunteers to ensure food reaches hungry people throughout the state. Volunteers can help sort and pack food at their Kent warehouse, serve clients at Cherry Street Food Bank, or assist staff at special events. Check out their volunteer opportunities page to learn more about regular tasks or see their VolunteerMatch.org profile for a complete list of available jobs. You can also email vol-

How can I help my child write at home? comments on your child’s ideas rather than on their conventions or spelling first and foremost. When talking with your child about their hard work, always remember to bring a positive first. Give them a compliment! Then, focus on one skill or area where he/she needs help. There may be many things your child needs to work on, but please just focus on one at a time. Remember we are always working to change the “writer” not the “writing.” Please don’t mark up your child’s paper. Please don’t correct him/her every word. We

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want to teach them skills that he/she will use and apply to the next piece of writing. The most frustrating part as a teacher of writing is to have a frustrated writer! Help your child by making writing a fun experience. As a teacher, it is much easier to teach a child how to use

finger spaces, proper punctuation, and look around the room to find a word to spell than to teach them to generate ideas. Children don’t begin frustrated. Most start out as a ball of ideas eager to fill the paper. They have ideas and stories happening all the time in their little heads and we must help them as parents and teachers to write them down on paper so we can

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Bill LaMarche is a 36-year Kirkland resident, retired, and active community, national and international volunteer. Bill’s prior career focused upon coaching and mentoring profit and nonprofit executives and company/organizational participants in professional development, leadership, organizational alignment and performance management, including planning for volunteer service as part of existing company/organizational culture. Send in suggested volunteer opportunities to attn: Bill LaMarche, at editor@kirklandreporter. com

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2013 Kirkland Summer Concerts The Kirkland Downtown Association recently announced the lineup for the 2013 Kirkland Summer Concerts. After 35 years at Marina Park, the children’s concerts will move to Juanita Beach Park to take advantage of the new beach, playground area, and ample onsite parking. The Thursday evening concerts will remain at Marina Park. The KDA also gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsors who have already stepped forward, including Bassline Fitness, MRM Consulting, Waste Management and Kirkland Kiwanis. The organization is still seeking sponsorships to pay for the series. More information is available at KirklandSummerConcerts.org.

City purchases new police Interceptors The City of Kirkland has ordered seven 2013 Police Interceptors, Ford Motor Company’s lineup of highperformance, fuel-efficient vehicles designed specifically for the unique conditions of law-enforcement work. The addition to the city’s fleet include three Police

Interceptor sedans and four Police Interceptor utility vehicles. The 2013 Police Interceptor sedans on order boast a 3.5L EcoBoost engine that offers 365 horsepower and all-wheel drive.

Family birding walk at Juanita Bay Park The Eastside Audubon invites Kirkland residents to join a family birding walk on April 13 at Juanita Bay Park. With the possibility of sighting Washington’s state bird, the American Goldfinch or being the one who finds the most nests, April is a time when birds show off their spring feathers and sing in marshes and meadows. The walk is from 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. rain or shine. Dress appropriate for the weather, binoculars suggested. The Eastside Audubon serves east King County through birding activities, conservation and nature education. For more information, contact (425) 576-8805 or email office@ eastsideaudubon.org or visit www.eastsideaudubon. org/calendar/family-birding-walk-juanita-bay-park

Juanita High School partners with Microsoft Juanita High School has a computer science class this semester. Through

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BRIEF FBI arrests remaining suspects allegedly involved in bank robberies The FBI Los Angeles Fugitive Task Force (LAFTF) arrested the remaining two, at-large subjects believed to be responsible for takeoverstyle bank robberies in Washington, including one in Kirkland. In the robberies, subjects entered the banks in groups, covered head-totoe in loose clothing and gloves, and demanded money while jumping over teller counters. Around 6 p.m. last night, March 28, the LATF arrested Charles A. Williams, 40, in south Los Angeles. after surveillance information led them into a vehicle pursuit, continued on foot by task force members and uniformed Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) personnel. Once detained, Williams presented a valid California driver’s license issued to an individual of a different name. Shortly before 11 a.m. today, the LATF arrested Janalisa Estrada, 33, without incident outside an apartment complex in Hollywood, Calif. According to the federal criminal complaint, seven individuals conspired to commit the crime of bank robbery and committed at

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least three bank robberies in Washington state: On Sept. 6, 2012, a U.S. Bank Branch in Lakewood; on Oct. 22, 2012, a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Seattle; and on Dec. 20, 2012, a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Kirkland. On Jan. 31, the South Sound Gang Task Force (SSGTF) in Washington arrested five of the subjects: Anthony V. Mosley, 46, of Tacoma; and four residents of Los Angeles: Kevin L. Brown, 38; Curtis W. Smith, 22; Douglas L. Smith, 22; and Jeanine M. Daniels, 32. FBI agents initially arrested the five subjects on Dec. 22, 2012 on state bank robbery charges. The SSGTF arrested the subjects as they prepared to board a 2:55 p.m. Greyhound bus to Los Angeles. Investigators were waiting at the bus station, based on information that the group frequently

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If you are interested in joining our team, email your cover letter and resume to: hreast@ soundpublishing.com, or mail to: Sound Publishing, Inc. 19426 68th Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032 ATTN: HR/PROD Sound Publishing, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

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