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Bellevue named 12th best city to live in U.S. The city of Bellevue was recently ranked 12th on Livability. com’s “Top 100 Places to Live,” and touted on the website as a park-like city with nationallyrecognized schools and fueled by cultural diversity. “Two things (Bellevue) performed really well on were amenities and demographic diversity,” said Zara Matheson, a researcher

with the Martin Prosperity Institute, which collected and analyzed data from more than 1,700 cities for Livability’s study. “People are kind of drawn to areas that are more tolerant than others.” Bellevue was one of six Washington cities to make Livability’s list, along with Bellingham (25), Tacoma (41), Redmond (62), Everett (73) and Vancouver (96).

Matheson said Bellevue scored high for amenities based on its arts, entertainment offerings and restaurants, and also ranked 26th out of 100 for housing, based on a comparison of rentals versus owned homes, the age of Bellevue’s housing options and affordability when compared to the average income for city residents. Livability ranked Bellevue low

on healthcare - the worst category ranking for the city - at 93 out of 100. The city scored 31, below the national average of 44 based on all cities measured. “That’s probably a place for improvement, especially compared to the other cities,” Matheson said. “It’s ranked with that based mainly on the number of hospitals and the affordability of healthcare.”

St. Louis, Mo., scored highest in healthcare at 97, but was ranked last out of the top 100 places to live. Palo Alto, Calif., ranked No. 1 overall as Livability.com’s Best Place to Live. “Even in the top 10 or so, none of them performed the best at anything,” Matheson said, “but performing well at everything is what makes them one of the top places.”

Mars Hill church may move HQ to Bellevue BY BRANDON MACZ BELLEVUE REPORTER

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Outside it’s a typical foggy, Seattle Saturday morning. But inside the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, it’s bustling. As students settle into their seats, the conversation turns quickly from driving tests to a debate about whether Mars or the moon would be better to colonize. But it takes only

a quick announcement by the teacher for everyone to turn their attention and focus on what they’re here to do. These 12 teens gather every Saturday morning at the facility in Bellevue for the environmental science and technology practicum organized by the Pacific Science Center. Throughout the fall, the high schoolers will learn about and develop skills for fields in environmen-

tal science and beyond. “My understanding in high school science is it’s not real unless [the kids] are participating in science,” said Siri Nelson, a supervisor of teen and family programs at the center. “We’re very focused about being outside in the field and lab, and trying out what these

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A growing following within Mars Hill Church has compelled the religious organization to seek sanctuary outside of Ballard for its headquarters, and Bellevue’s International Paper building is its preferred destination. “There are not many places that are really big enough to meet the needs in the area,” said Justin Dean, church spokesman. “As of right now, I don’t really think we have any other options.” It’s not just a need for a new headquarters space, but also the church’s expectation of expanding its flock and future plans to start an accredited Bible college, all in one complex. Mars Hill’s Bellevue location at the old John Danz Theater started with a congregation of about 1,000 in 2011, Dean said. Last week’s Sunday service had about 2,500 attendants. That number is expected to at least double in the coming years. The church has targeted the International Paper Company’s corrugated container plant, which closed two years ago, as the only viable option at this time, as its plans for a new church, college and base of operations will require up to 200,000 square feet of space. But the International Paper building is not for sale, since Sound Transit purchased the property earlier this year as a protective acquisition should studies find it to be an ideal site for a maintenance and operations satellite facility. Sound Transit’s East Link plans are to extend its light rail here by about 30 miles in the next 10 years. While Mars Hill Church claims in a news release that the transit authority seized the property using SEE CHURCH, 8

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Death of North Bend man pulled from Mercer Slough ruled accident The King County Medical Examiner's Office is listing the cause of death for a 54-yearold North Bend man whose body was recovered off the Sweyolocken boat launch in the Mercer Slough on Oct. 10 as an accidental freshwater drowning after he inadvertently drove his pickup truck into the water. Officers responded to a report of a vehicle submerged in the slough around 9 a.m. Two divers from the department swam out to the

in late September, but agreed to hold off pending further bargaining. Had negotiations not prevailed, grocery workers would have started striking at 7 p.m. Monday. "There's no usual on this one," said UFCW 21 spokesman Tom Geiger. "There was a strike back in '89 and then in 2010 there was a vote to authorize a strike, but this situation, I don't think this has ever happened. … The clock has been stopped." Geiger said the union member bargaining team is happy with the agreement, but details won't be released until union members have reviewed and voted for it, as well. Union members celebrated their tentative victory at the Westlake Center following the announcement. sunken Ford F-150 and found no one inside, according to police. The vehicle was removed using a large tow truck, and divers with the Mercer Island Police Department were called in. They found the body of James B. Fisher around 1 p.m. about 35 feet from where his truck had been submerged and about seven feet below water, said Ofc. Carla Iafrate of the Bellevue Police Department. Fisher did not show up for work that morning, nor did he respond to cellphone texts from his wife, according to police. Iafrate said the department likely won't release further information regarding the accidental drowning.


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Newport High grad wins Miss Washington Teen USA title BY DANIEL NASH BELLEVUE REPORTER

Miss Washington Teen USA held its 2014 pageant Friday and Saturday, and the winner is a former Newport High School student. It was the third stab at the title for Starla Sampaco, now a freshman at the University of Washington. She came in as first runnerup in the 2013 competition. "It took a second for it to settle in," Sampaco said Monday. "And I think it still hasn't quite hit me yet that I won. I've tried out for this job so many times." Before her first attempt, with Miss Washington Teen 2012, Sampaco had thought about competing in pageants for several years. But her parents never pushed her

into pageantry as a young girl and she "wanted to wait for the right time," she said. When the right time came, Sampaco was editor of the Newport student newspaper, the Starla Sampaco Knightlife. She already had a passion for news, inspired by former CNN correspondent and anchor Rudi Bakhtiar, the first IranianAmerican journalist to anchor a prime time news hour in the states. "It all started when I was in third grade," Sampaco said. "I would go home and, instead of watching the Disney Chan-

nel, I would turn on CNN and watch the news. I especially enjoyed watching Rudi Bakhtiar. I was amazed at how she could communicate with others, both on and off television." Sampaco later became one of the first hosts of "What's Good, 206?," an online news show produced by high school and college students with an emphasis on social justice. She is now a senior host and an officer of the production's club on the UW Seattle campus. Sampaco aspires to a career in broadcast journalism, a field where she can inform and become a role model to others, she said. "I wanted to win Miss Washington Teen USA because having a title like that turns

you into a public figure," she said. "And being that public figure gives me the visibility to (be) a role model to younger girls. "I'm Filipino-American and, even when I was growing up, the ‘beautiful’ female role models were almost all tall, blonde, blue-eyed women… So I want to use this new role as an opportunity to talk to girls, especially girls of color like myself, and help them understand being different does not mean you're defective." Sampaco will go on to compete in Miss Teen USA in late summer 2014, at a date to be determined. Daniel Nash: 425-453-4290; dnash@issaquahreporter.com

Contractor accused of underpaying workers at Bellevue postal project BY BRANDON MACZ BELLEVUE REPORTERT

Seattle contractor Dathan Williams is alleged in King County Superior Court to have underbid government and private construction projects by hiring undocumented workers, falsely reporting the wages he was paying and turning over those in his employ who complained about their compensation to immigration officials. In a lengthy investigation by the Seattle Police Department, Williams is accused of raking in more than $18,000 for a drywalling contract at the United States Postal Service's Bellevue Carrier Annex, but undercutting workers by more than $30 per hour for the project. The investigation into the 32-year-old JRW Structures owner was initiated by the King County Prosecutor's Office in Octo-

ber 2010 after receiving a complaint from a local union. A Seattle police officer went undercover to investigate Williams's company after two local drywall unions identified JRW Structures as an offending subcontractor believed to be exploiting workers, according to court documents. The undercover officer also received construction training before being introduced to Williams by a cooperating witness who has done work with the subcontractor. Court documents state Williams told the undercover officer he was fond of hiring undocumented workers for cheap labor and had contacted Immigration Customs Enforcement in the past when they demanded more money. Williams employed the undercover officer for various construction jobs between June and November 2011. In that time,

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project as is prevailing wage for the federal contract, court documents state Williams paid his drywall installers 23 cents per square foot and lied about it in his reports to the Postal Service. Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree theft, two counts of false reporting or failure to secure payment of compensation and one count of offering false instrument for filing or record. He pleaded not guilty Thursday in Superior Court. Brandon Macz: 425-453-4602; bmacz@bellevuereporter.com

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Key state, county and local issues on ballot


number of important issues are on the Nov. 5 ballot. Two statewide issues have drawn strong pro and con arguments. In addition, important votes will be cast on two countywide issues and one local issue. Here is our take on all five.


I-517: Initiative gathering No. Our state has the initiative process to make sure that the public has a way to propose legislation that it finds necessary, but that the Legislature won't consider. It works well here. I-517 adds elements that not only aren't necessary, but also would be costly to cities and counties. The measure tries to make the case that people are at risk from attacks or retaliation for seeking signatures on petitions and would make doing so a crime. That's hardly the case. In fact, former Secretary of State Sam Reed said most of the complaints his office handled involved signature gatherers being overly aggressive. I-517 would make that worse by letting people gather signatures in any public space, like Safeco Field, Century Link Field, or even at a local high school basketball game. Equally bad, the initiative would force cities and counties to put an initiative on the ballot even if its already been ruled illegal. Taxpayers would be stuck with the bill for counting ballots for something that never could become law. I-522: Genetically engineered foods No. Both the state and federal government are charged with keeping our food safe. I-522 would go beyond this by forcing our state to impose labeling requirements on genetically engineered foods. Proponents say the public has a right to know what foods have been genetically modified. The problem? Not all genetically engineered foods would have to have the label.


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Despite the scary sound of "genetically engineered food," most of the food we eat is exactly that. And the federal Food and Drug Administration and most scientists say it's entirely safe. In fact, many farmers who grow organic crops use genetically modified resources. Nevertheless, I-522 would mandate new labels for thousands of products while at the same time allowing thousands of other GMO foods to remain unlabeled. Supermarkets would be required to have GMO labels on food, but not restaurants. Food from foreign countries also would be exempt. So much for safety. University scientists, former heads of the state Department of Agriculture, president of the Washington Farm Bureau and many others oppose this initiative. Many initiatives written by the public are poorly drafted and ineffective. That's the problem with I-522.


King County Charter Amendment No. 1: Creating a county department of public defense Yes. Our Constitution says that people accused of a crime are entitled to a lawyer even if they can't afford one. To meet this standard, King County has contracted with private, non-profit corporations to act as these public defenders. Because the non-profits were seen as independent contractors, they didn't receive county benefits even though the defense they provided was paid for by the public. A class-action settlement made these defenders county employees. This proposition creates the actual department of public defense. It would be within the executive branch, as are other county departments. There is no formal opposition to the measure. King County Proposition No. 1: Medic One Yes. Even if you've never had to use it, you know the county's Medic One program is a lifesaver. In fact, it is recognized as one of the best emergency medical service systems in the world.


Question of the week: “Have you or will you vote in the general election?”

Proposition No. 1 keeps this in place by replacing an expiring property tax levy with a new one for the next six years. The tax rate would be $0.335 or less per thousand dollars of assessed value. That's just $100 a year for a house with an assessed valuation of $300,000. That's actually less than what the average homeowner paid in 2008 for these same services. Any way you add this up, it's a bargain.


East Bellevue Community Municipal Corporation Proposition No. 1: Community Council Against. When the East Bellevue area annexed to Bellevue back in 1969, residents also approved a hyperlocal community council that had the power to approve or disapprove ordinances and resolutions passed by the Bellevue City Council that affected land, buildings and structures within the East Bellevue area. The community council was seen as protecting the area from decisions made by the City Council that could adversely affect the area. We are not sure if it was really necessary then. It certainly isn't now. The Bellevue City Council has been remarkable over the years in its even treatment of local neighborhoods. Community improvement funds are fairly rotated year-by-year around the city and residents themselves vote on the improvements they actually want and need. Police protection is uniform and police sub-stations are in place in the Crossroads and Factoria areas. Parks and open space are available to everyone in all parts of the city. While we don't have a complaint about any actions the East Bellevue Community Council has taken, we question spending taxpayer dollars towards maintaining something that is an anachronism of Bellevue's earlier days. This vote is up to the residents of the East Bellevue Community Council area. Voting against the proposition would free up money better used for the benefit of all of Bellevue's neighborhoods, and the city as a whole. – Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter

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Robinson knows Bellevue best Of all the candidates running for City Council, Lynne Robinson may be the most knowledgeable about Bellevue’s issues and needs. That’s no surprise. On top of various civic affairs, her involvement includes service on both the city’s parks board and Network on Aging. On the campaign trail, she has demonstrated a deep understanding of ongoing Bellevue issues, including light rail, the Meydenbauer Bay Park Plan, Bellevue Youth Theatre and more. While opponent Vandana Slatter has an impressive record of involvement in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, her local civic resume pales in comparison to Robinson's. None of her service has been with Bellevuespecific organizations. I was also deeply disappointed by Slatter's negative labeling of Robinson as "partisan" and a political “insider.” During the primary, she was similarly critical of councilmember Davidson's support from "conservative interests," the very ones which are ironically backing her now. Robinson, meanwhile, is boasting endorsements from an extensive list of known Bellevue leaders, many of whom are familiar with her longstanding involvement in the community. Few candidates get that magnitude of local support. I urge Bellevue residents to vote for Lynne Robinson, a proven civic leader who knows Bellevue best.

Sherwin Lee, Bellevue

Robinson very knowledgeable I am supporting Lynne Robinson for Bellevue City Council because I value her personal investment of years as a volunteer in the broader community and as a member of the Bellevue Parks Board. She brings important experience in city process and leadership to the position. The days have long passed when you can just "walk on" into a seat on the Bellevue Council from your day job– it's no longer just a Monday night gig. I first met Lynne in "Uptown" Bellevue at the Crossroads Shopping Center in my neighborhood. She was very knowledgeable about our community and was extremely well-prepared for my transportation funding questions. In a word, Lynne is "approachable," a quality that speaks to her ability to serve the broader community. Lynne is endorsed by local business and community leaders, past and present members of city boards and commissions, and Bellevue residents from all over the city. I am

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Pam Toelle, Bellevue

Robinson will bring balance to Bellevue I first became aware of Lynne Robinson when I appeared before the Bellevue park board some years ago. I noticed that she had actually read the input submitted to her (not all that common), listened to the testimony from me and others, asked thoughtful questions, and then let the audience know why she made the decision she made. The city is still growing. Bellevue has had many stewards guiding it from a small semi-rural community into the multi-faceted mid-sized city that it is today. I believe the key guidance needed now is to achieve appropriate balance between competing factions clamoring for attention. Lynne Robinson has the record and life experience I want as a Bellevue city councilmember to help guide us into our future.

Iris Tocher, Bellevue

Trojovsky a problem solver Tracy Trojovsky is a strong candidate for the Bellevue School Board. She has volunteered many hours in the Spiritiridge community over the past six years and has held leadership positions within the PTSA. Tracy is organized, a good listener and problem solver, which will make her a very effective addition to the Bellevue School Board. She has the passion and desire to work together to serve all students in the Bellevue schools.

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our children grapple with new education and workforce paradigms in this rapidly-changing world. Forcing a school district to run like a business may look good on paper, and some aspects no doubt have their benefits, but that sole focus diminishes the pressures and concerns that face each family differently, as well as the emotional and intellectual trust that parents and students place in their schools and school district. Schools, the school district and the community are a whole dynamic system, with different interactions on many levels, and it takes someone with My-Linh’s experience, empathy and vision to help guide the system where it needs to go. My-Linh already has shown her intellect and expertise in her school involvement and volunteer work. In working with diverse school communities, be they teachers, administrators, students or their families, she shows her ability to foster relationships, listen to various viewpoints, seek answers and to problem-solve. To maintain, foster and elevate the high standards we expect from the Bellevue School District will take everyone’s involvement and that kind of leadership.

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Kathy Judkins, Bellevue

Thai has intelligence As a real estate agent, I know our property values are directly related to the caliber of our

www.BellevueReporter.com schools. My-Linh Thai has the passion and commitment to listen to parents from across the district to continue to improve all our schools. She has served at the Bellevue Schools Foundation and BSD PTSA Council levels. Her intelligence, energy, and ability to build relationships is why a vote for My-Linh Thai for Bellevue School Board is a vote for the continued strength of our sought after schools and communities.

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past seven years as coach of our youngest son in football and track. I have seen first hand how passionate Ed is about “his” kids and have been on hand many weekends and weeknights watching Ed work tirelessly mentoring and encouraging kids from all backgrounds. Coach Ed always knew how to maintain that perfect balance between being a competitive coach and compassionate father figure. Ed’s house was home to many more kids than his own throughout football season and often before and after football season. I know Ed’s passion for seeing kids succeed will carry over to all he does as a member of the Bellevue School Board. From his home near Yakima, to his acceptance into Harvard for undergraduate and Columbia for a master’s degree in economics, Ed understands what it takes to work tirelessly to achieve a goal and overcome adversity. The Bellevue School Board will benefit from Ed’s business planning expertise to help create better development plans so that the new Bellevue schools will be built to accommodate a more realistic expected student population unlike the recently rebuilt Newport and Bellevue High Schools which are already facing overcrowding just a few years after completion. Bellevue is blessed with great schools, just not great school planners. Ed Luera could help the school board create a better plan.

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Thai emphasizes kids I have known My-Linh Thai throughout the years our kids have been in elementary school so was able to work closely and observe her "style." And the perfect word to describe her style is unifying. She is able to bring people together by reminding them to put aside their differ-

ences and be able to see the bigger picture. She reminds people the very reason we are doing the task at hand in the first place – the kids. She reminds the grownups that their personal prejudices should be put aside if it is for the benefit of – the kids. The reason why she is right for the Bellevue School Board is because her intentions are pure. She doesn't have business connections that can profit from her board position, She doesn't have the career ambition to use this as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. She is not interested in shutting out anybody via boundary changes or other means, because that does not benefit – the kids. She is simply a mom who has two kids in the school system and is only interested in making this system the best that it can be.

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Thai encourages curiosity My-Linh Thai has the experience and drive to make the Bellevue School District the best it can be. Once an ESL student herself, she knows what it takes to effectively communicate to all members of the community. During a recent public forum at the Big Picture School, Thai spoke extraordinarily on the importance of education for all children. When candidates were asked what the most important thing to teach our students is, My-Linh explained that we must instruct students how to be curious. She explained that curiosity leads to problem solving skills, communication, and collaboration, that will not only make our students better people, but that will make our society a better place. Please vote My-Linh for Bellevue School Board.

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Kaisho latest vision for Iron Chef protégé Boom Noodle closed to become izakaya restaurant BY BRANDON MACZ BELLEVUE REPORTER

Boom Noodle in Bellevue Square is dead. Long live Kaisho, an izakaya restaurant to be opened under the same ownership and offer a blend of Asian cuisine with a Western flare, says Jeffrey Lunak. The culinary vice president of Madison Holdings, which operates two Boom Noodles and six Blue C Sushi’s in the Seattle area and is now expanding into California, Lunak said Kaisho will be a place for friends and family to meet up for a seasonal variety of food and drinks. “Our version consists of a little wider catalogue of food offerings and something that’s a little more diverse, and a confident nod to a diversity of Asian cultures,” he said. Lunak has an extensive culinary background, and is most well-known as a protégé to Masaharu Morimoto, assisting the Iron Chef in opening a number of restaurants in America as an executive chef

Council commits to signage to Newport Hills amenities BY BRANDON MACZ BELLEVUE REPORTER

After hearing more public testimony about the plight of the Newport Hills Shopping Center before a standing crowd of resident supporters, the Bellevue City Council directed staff during Monday night’s meeting to come back to them with a viable plan to help direct shoppers there through Coal Creek Parkway signage. The shopping center has had its ups and downs over the years, said Michelle Hilhorst, shopping center liaison for the Newport Hills

Boom Noodle in Bellevue Square has closed to make way for Kaisho, an izakaya restaurant, slated to open in mid- to late-November. BRANDON MACZ, BELLEVUE REPORTER and chef de cuisine. While izakaya is a Japanese style of small-plate dining with an emphasis on drinking, Lunak said Kaisho will also incorporate Korean, Vietnamese and Thai elements with a Westernized approach, and focus on local ingredients and beverages to appeal to a diverse clientele in downtown

Community Club, and about 80 percent of its storefronts are currently full. But many businesses there are struggling and may soon leave if they can’t attract more customers. “Newport Hills cannot survive the loss of more of our businesses,” community club president Heidi Dean told the council. “We’re on a roll right now.” The problem is visibility, and community club members say informational way-finding signs on the parkway and at other arterials could prevent services the shopping center offers from being skirted for other nearby communities. Deputy Mayor Jennifer Robertson said she didn’t see any reason why informational signs can’t be erected on the parkway near Southeast 60th Street, and received council support Monday to start the process. “It’s something worth saving, I think, and helping,” she said. Bill Pace told councilors he expected custom-

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ers at his Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm would follow him to his year-round produce market in Newport Hills, which he opened in May, but that hasn’t happened. He said he worries how long he can continue a business there. “Bill’s not lying,” said Hilhorst in an interview with the Reporter on Tuesday. “He’s desperate. We’re desperate.” Pace’s store was a welcome addition after the shopping center’s anchor tenant, Red Apple Market, was shuttered in 2009. It was soon followed by Newport Hills Drug, which had a powerful effect on the community’s elderly residents, said Hilhorst. While some councilors are hopeful signage can be installed by the end of the year, Hilhorst said she hopes it happens soon, because businesses like Pace’s Fresh may not last that long. “We are really at that cusp of do or die.” Brandon Macz: 425-453-4602; bmacz@bellevuereporter.com.

Gucci coming to Shops at Bravern The Shops at The Bravern will be getting a new tenant in 2014 as Gucci makes plans to remodel three suites at the high-end retail complex in Bellevue. Gucci is acquiring about 8,000-square-feet of space where Brooks Brothers, DNA 2050 and Piazza Sempione had once been, said Hamilton McCulloh with Green Rubino, which handles public relations for The Shops at The Bravern. He added neither a tentative construction nor opening date has been set.

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Bellevue man admits shipping firearm components to Thailand illegally A Bellevue man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to charges he conspired with his brother to send out more than 240 shipments of firearm components to Thailand, along with numerous co-conspirators, until their arrests in June. Nares Lekhakul, 36, joined his brother, Naris Lekhakul, 42, in

accepting plea agreements offered by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Naris Lekhakul, a Thai citizen, pleaded guilty last week and faces four years in prison if U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones honors the conditions of his plea agreement during the brothers’s sentencing on Jan. 24. Nares Lekhakul, a resident of Bellevue, faces 30 months in

prison under the plea agreement. The brothers admit to ordering the firearm components, which were first delivered to Nares Lekhakul’s Bellevue residence, and sending them to Thailand while concealed in false packaging, using false identities and invoices to avoid detection, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Four

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“There’s a psychology to scaring people,” Dana Young says. “For example, no matter how you look or what size you are, or what abilities you have physically, you can be scary just by staring at people. “We teach them patrons are their prey. Werewolves want to eat you, zombies want to eat you, vampires want to eat you. Murderers want to kill you. So they’re always looking at them with feral hunger in their eyes.” As Young, the art director of The Nightmare at Beaver Lake, talks about their actors’ preparation for their monstrous roles, she stands in the middle of a makeshift shack several hundred yards into the Sammamish park’s woods. It’s one of nearly 30 along Beaver Lake’s walking paths, each with its own theme; this one, painted in disorienting spirals and geometric patterns, is a funhouse. None of the sets seem particularly malicious in light of day, and Young acknowledges this. But by nightfall, she says, the walking path becomes a literal pants-wetting nightmare. The Nightmare at Beaver Lake returned Oct. 18, after holding its annual ribbon cutting ceremony the previous evening. For a decade, the Rotary Club of Sammamish has partnered with Scare Productions, the city of Sammamish and other local organizations to scare the tar out of patrons

Ghouls, ghosts and ‘things that go bump in the night’ haunt visitors to the Nightmare at Beaver Lake nightly through Oct. 31. DANIEL NASH, Bellevue Reporter — and the money out of their pockets. One hundred percent of the event’s proceeds go to charities in and outside of Sammamish. One volunteer also receives a scholarship to continue their education. The attraction expanded as traffic increased. To keep patrons coming out year to year, the coordinators scrap the lions

share of previous seasons’ setpieces and start from scratch. “Ninety percent of the haunt is different every year,” Young says. “And what’s the same is different from the previous year.” Planning for each year’s Nightmare begins at Scare Productions’ workshop in February, eight months before opening.

Once volunteers are allowed to begin construction in the park, donated by the city, work continues until opening night. Volunteers are typically high school or college-aged — people with “boundless energy” who can also be motivated by racking up school community service hours in a fun way, Young said. Nightmare could have up to 200 volunteers in the park on a given night, many of whom work behind the scenes to make sure necessities like line control, security and lighting run smoothly. And then, of course, there are the actors. Nightmare’s volunteer monsters, killer clowns and serial killers went through training the weekend prior to opening. “We have a team of really seasoned adult actors (to help with training),” Rotary President-Elect Cary Young (no relation) says. After learning safety first — basics like maintaining distance from patrons and staying healthy while working outside on cold nights — the actors delve into the mechanics of creating a frightening theatrical experience. The Nightmare at Beaver Lake will run through Halloween night Oct. 31. The child-friendly Family Scare is held from 7 to 7:45 p.m. and costs $10. The full scare show is held from 8 p.m. to closing and costs $16. The event is located at 2656 244th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

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How can residents utilize websites, blogs and social media to better engage their neighbors and build a more cohesive neighborhood? What’s the best online tool for neighborhoods in this era of information overflow? Those topics and others will be discussed at a Website, Blog and Social Media Workshop 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Bellevue City Hall, Room 1E-113. Sponsored by the city’s Neighborhood Outreach Team, the workshop will be led by Elizabeth P. Stewart, a key member of the city of Renton’s social media team that is working with local communities to improve communication and increase resident involvement. Following a presentation by Stewart, panelists from Bellevue neighborhoods will share their experiences of using websites, blogs and social media such as Facebook and Nextdoor to communicate with neighbors. Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions and share perspectives. Stewart’s presentation will focus on the tools available to neighborhoods and strategies to grow an online presence and engage residents to participate in community activities. Stewart, director of the Renton History Museum and chairperson of 4Culture’s Heritage Advisory Committee, is a strong advocate for building strong neighborhood connections through online communities. She also has a particular interest in social media’s role in emergency preparation planning and civic engagement. Space for the workshop is limited; an RSVP should be made to Ying Carlson at ycarlson@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-4342.

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When Interlake cross country coach Brad Barquist looks at sophomore Luke Beauchamp, he sees growth. While he was a solid varsity runner during his freshman season, making the KingCo and Sea-King District meets, Beauchamp has become the leader of the pack in 2013. “His overall self-confidence is just at a higher level,” Barquist said, noting he frequently sees such a change between an athlete’s first and second year competing as a prep. “He is willing to push his limits where he was a little more conservative as a rookie.” Thus far, the growth has paid off in spades for the Saints. Beauchamp owns first place finishes at the Salt Creek Invitational, where he won the 3 mile boys varsity race in 15 minutes, 45.34 seconds, the KingCo Jamboree and dual meets with Mount Si, Lake Washington and Liberty. He has already shaved more than 30 seconds off his 5,000 meter time from his best mark last year and based on his times, will likely improve upon the 23rd place finish at the KingCo meet and 35th at districts last year. His best time in a 5,000 meter race came in a recent win over Liberty when he ran 16:16 and at a meet with city rivals Sammamish and Bellevue, Beauchamp finished second to help his team to the narrow win over the Wolverines. Those improvements, which have come after a freshman season where he was no higher than third in any race, owe in no small part to the meticulous and focused brand of study he has come to rely upon. After watching himself during the track season on film his parents shot during races, Beauchamp began to critique and improve his stride from a new perspective. When he isn’t training or racing, he spends time analyzing his stride compared to collegiate and professional runners, as well as other top preps. “Their strides are perfect,” he said of the top-level runners he studies on tape. “I’m just working on getting that form.” Barquist said he and the coaching staff were looking at 2013 as an opportunity to build the team back to KingCo and state contention after losing three of their top four runners from last year. But with the growth of Beauchamp and emergence of junior Alex Doran and seniors Kyle Van Draanen and Joseph Pooley, the Saints find themselves in the thick of the hunt to qualify the team to the state meet, something they were unable to do last year. “It’s been a very exciting season,” Barquist said. “The


Interlake sophomore Luke Beauchamp (center) has paced the Saints this season. COURTESY PHOTO reason we are still good is because of the guys who trained hard and decided to take on the responsibility of being in the top-five for this team.” Beauchamp said film study was part of the reason he was able to keep pace with the top runner in the conference, Bellevue’s Kyle Pratt, in their meet and has been a useful tool for pacing himself against top runners all year. A sub16 race is not out of reach and he added this year’s training regiment has the Saints’ best races still ahead of them. Barquist agreed and said despite the tremendously difficult conference and district meets, believes his team could be one of the best in the state. “I think there is huge potential,” he said. “Our district is extremely tough, but we are improving weekly.” The 3A KingCo Championship Meet was Thursday after the Reporter’s deadline, with the top four teams and 20 individuals not from qualifying teams reaching the Sea-King District meet Oct. 31. Four teams and 20 individuals will go from there to the state meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco Nov. 9.

When Ben Singleton came out for the Interlake golf team his freshman year, he wanted to get closer to the game he had played most of his life while contributing to one of the top programs in the state. He realized that dream this week at the 3A KingCo Medalist tournament, but it took a little longer than he originally thought. Over the past three years, as the Saints were busy winning conference, district and state titles, Singleton was not among them. His freshman year, with a deep group returning that would go on to win the 2A state title, he barely missed the cut for one of the team’s open spots. “He would make 90 percent of the golf teams in the area,” head coach Scott Marcum said. “He was a good golfer, we were just so deep he was the odd man out.” He missed the tryouts his sophomore year and as a junior, failed to turn in his paperwork on time, holding him out of tryouts for the first day. That meant he took the lowest score carded by a player trying out that day (per Interlake tryout policy) and even after he got clearance to play, was unable to dig himself out of the hole to make the final cut for the team. “The numbers just didn’t add up,” he said. “I was just barely off.” Three years of missed opportunities would send many athletes looking for another opportunity, especially in a sport like golf where coaches, courses and clubs are not exclusive to those on the prep squad. But for Singleton, missing out for a third time only increased his hunger for that validation. “It wasn’t like I was going to quit, or that I hated the Interlake golf team,” he said. “It made me want it more.” Rather than packing away his now three-year-old dream of golfing for the Saints, Singleton armed himself with a new set of clubs and headed north to train with an uncle and a golf pro he works with in Skagit County. For the two days leading up to the tryout for this year’s squad, Singleton, his uncle and the golf pro worked meticulously on his SEE GOLFER, 16

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game, fine tuning the details they knew could help him earn his place. When the tryouts came around, despite the fact his family does not live in the Tam O’Shanter community and he cannot play the unique and difficult private course except during practices with Interlake, Singleton took the tryout by more than two dozen strokes, finally earning his roster spot. “It was awfully fun to make it,” he said. “I was definitely happy.” Marcum said despite not making the team for three years, Singleton was a seamless fit with this year’s group, many of whom were crucial in making sure he had all the details in order this time around. He played in all seven regular season matches for the Saints

Singleton, far left, with the team he waited three years to be part of. COURTESY PHOTO

before winning a two-day battle with a teammate for the sixth and final spot from the team to the KingCo Medalist Tournament earlier this week. After building a substantial lead over the first day and a half, Singleton watched it melt away as he headed to the final three holes with his season and brief Interlake career on the line. “That was the worst day I’ve had in

a long time,” he said with a laugh. “It was not an easy win.” But as he had throughout his three years at Interlake, Singleton persevered, winning the final spot and playing with his team in the medalist tournament, which the Saints won to keep their winning streak and state title hopes alive. While he didn’t make the cut to continue to districts, Singleton said there have been no shortage of life-lessons during his four years as a Saint. He hopes to study Horticulture or landscape design in college and is looking at the possibility of golfing and studying at Western Washington University, with an eye on transferring to Washington State. Wherever he ends up, he knows can look to his past for inspiration, regardless of the circumstances. “Perseverance will get you anywhere,” he said. “Just keep going.”

Singles, doubles earn state spots for Knights BY JOSH SUMAN BELLEVUE REPORTER

Newport will have a strong chance to make it three straight team scoring state titles in May at the 4A boys tennis championships, after the Knights captured singles and doubles titles at the KingCo tournament. Jason Lui won the singles bracket to qualify for state and will take the top seed

to Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland May 30 and 31. After a bye in the first round, Lui took care of competitors from Skyline, Garfield and finally Jack Suh of Issaquah to make the title match. After dropping the first set 2-6 with a title on the line, Lui rebounded to win








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the next two sets 6-1, 6-2 to take the singles championship and punch his ticket to state. Matt Sham and Austin Gu beat teammates Kelvin Yuchen and Ryan Cheung for the doubles title after both stormed through the bracket to make the final match. Sham and Gu won three matches in straight sets to reach the finals, while Yuchen and Cheung won four straight before falling 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to their teammates. They quickly bounced back to win the second place match and earn their own state spot while again facing a pair of teammates in Derek Huang and Alex Namba. Huang and Namba can make it seven Knights at state in the spring with a

win over the 4A Wesco third-place doubles finisher in the crossover match. Newport has earned 19 team points in each of the last two state tournaments to take the title, despite not having a singles entry in the bracket either time. Boys doubles has belonged to Newport at state for each of the past two seasons, as Dylan Harlow and Matt Sham won a match over teammates David An and Namba in last year’s state final. Sham and Allen Kim were third in 2012, while Chris Lilley and Dylan Harlow finished third, beating teammates Alec Tsutsumoto and Andrew Choi, who were sixth.

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Totems, Saints meet looking for first win Bellevue (7-0, 5-0) @ Liberty (4-3, 3-2), 7 p.m. Friday Bellevue laid waste to another highly-regarded and ranked foe last week, decimating Mount Si 52-13 to remain unbeaten. The Wildcats entered the game undefeated themselves, but were buried under a barrage of Bellevue points and suffocating defense for the third time in two years as the Wolverines gained a firm grasp on the inside track to yet another conference title. The Patriots have won their past two games after dropping two in a row, beating 2A Sammamish before taking down Mercer Island 35-28 last week.

Sammamish (0-7, 0-5) @ Interlake (0-7, 0-5), 7 p.m. Friday Both teams enter the annual rivalry game winless on the year and looking for a confidence boost as the regular season winds to a close. The Totems had a near miss two weeks ago in a 13 point loss to Liberty, their closest game since the season-opener against Cedarcrest. Interlake has been trending up offensively in recent weeks, scoring 13 against Bellevue and a season-high against 2A Lake Washington last week in a 56-20 loss. That output should be encouraging for a team that scored only 17 points in its first five games combined, including a pair of shutouts. The Totems have not beaten the rival Saints since 2006 and were dropped 28-0 in last year’s game.

Newport (5-2, 2-2) VS. Garfield (1-6, 0-4), 7 p.m. Friday Last week’s 34-17 loss to Skyline took the Knights out of the mix for the Crown Division title, but coach Mike Miller’s squad is still postseason bound with its final regular season tonight against Garfield. The 17 points was the fewest scored all year by the Knights, which will take the division’s third seed to the crossover round next week. Senior Connor Baumann and junior Paul Wells have been the workhorses in the backfield, with Baumann rushing for more than 800 yards and six scores and Wells already with 12 touchdowns and more than 500 yards on the year. The defense has surrendered more than 17 points or more in four games straight.



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Bellevue City Council Position No. 2: Heywood vs. Lee Lyndon Heywood

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1. What area of Bellevue should the city focus more on and why? For me, this election is all about communication. We can’t hold our city accountable for their actions when government transparency comes in the form of 600-page long budgets and a comprehensive plan that’s largely incomprehensible. The city website has become a black hole for outdated information, our open houses are – for many of us – closed and access to our government can be glacially slow and discourage any meaningful dialogue. Too often, dealing with our city is more painful than it is productive. Unless we put some serious focus on this, Bellevue will never get the most out of our staff, our resources and our citizens. 2. What social services do you think are lacking in the city and how would you work to bring them here? Bellevue doesn’t appear to be particularly lacking in social services. But of course, I only speak from my own perspective. It is important to ensure social services, whoever provides them, are affordable and accessible to all. When the city provides services alongside the private sector – kid’s programs for example – we should ensure the city uses its unique position to provide a competitive

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3. How has your involvement with the city prepared you to serve on the city Lyndon Heywood council? I am a Bellevue citizen who not only has applied to sit on city commissions, but also I’ve also applied to the city for building permits. I’ve driven, ridden and walked down Bellevue’s roads, jogged along our trails and chased burglars down my street whilst calling the police. I’ve played tennis at Robinswood, planted plants in city allotments and sent my kids to city summer camps. I’ve drunk Bellevue’s water from my faucet and I’ve watched it flush my toilet. I’ve applied to paint pictures on Bellevue’s ugliest concrete walls. I’ve eaten in our downtown restaurants, shopped in our neighborhood malls and drunk beer in our tucked away pubs. And whilst doing all this, I’ve been paying my share of taxes, charges and fees. THIS is exactly how my involvement with the city has prepared me to serve on the City Council. It’s the viewpoint from which anyone should approach civic service – as an end user – and taking this perspective makes me as prepared as anyone can ever be.

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1. What area should the City focus more on and why? Each person has different priorities and focus at different times. The City Council is doing a great job in representing the people and balancing priorities. Over 90 percent of Bellevue residents say the city is moving in the right direction. At this time, with inevitable growth, the city should focus more on managing growth. It is time to have a community check-in to get community consensus on the long-term vision and on what we want the city to become and how to get there. Uncontrolled growth is worrisome because we may lose our quality of life that has brought us here to live, work and raise family. 2. What social services do you think are lacking in the city and how would you work to bring them here? Our needs are many and great, and, are growing. There is not enough to meet all the needs. Many social services are lacking. We depend on community nonprofit organizations and volunteers who are doing wonderful jobs for the young and old, rich and poor. One of the needs is the lack of housing because of high land costs. Bellevue has done an admirable job in providing affordable housing through ARCH (A Regional Coalition on Housing). We need to do more. Council is working with public and private partners to bring more afford-

3. How has your involvement with the city prepared you to serve on the city Conrad Lee council? I have served on the council for almost 20 years, with 1 year 10 months as the mayor. I have dealt with simple and complex issues in politics and business. Bellevue has prospered during my tenure on the council. Prior to that, I served on the Transportation Commission and as its chair. I have volunteered in numerous community activities in various capacities such as Cub Scout Master, Little League soccer and baseball coach and referee, school volunteer (VIBE) and many civic, professional and local, regional and national political organizations and activities. I have served in different capacities in neighborhood and community associations. I operate my own small real estate business. I have a degree in engineering from University of Michigan and MBA in finance and international business from University of Washington. I served as the regional administrator of U.S. Small Business Administration. I am an American by choice, bringing different and multicultural perspectives to add to the richness of our American culture. My record speaks for itself.

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Bellevue City Council Position No. 4: Kasner vs. Wallace 1. What area of Bellevue should the city focus more on and why? Bellevue’s critical issues can be divided into two categories: city infrastructure and human infrastructure. As a growing urban area, Bellevue requires effective transportation infrastructure. Having a highly functional road and transit network is essential to maintaining an environment where people and businesses want to locate and remain. While council has worked to address this issue with Downtown Livability, increased capacity on I-405 and major roadway capacity projects, more attention should be focused on the safe and efficient movement of traffic throughout the city – including increased bike lanes, safe and accessible sidewalks, and more frequent bus service that meets the needs of all Bellevue residents. I will work to prioritize neighborhood street, sidewalk and bikeway improvements along with light rail that connects Bellevue with the region. 2. What social services do you think are lacking in the city and how would you work to bring them here? The council should be addressing key human services issues facing Bellevue: affordable housing, sensitivity to neighborhoods, building needed infrastructure, prioritizing environmental issues and increasing funding for human service agencies. I would pursue new opportunities, including additional private public partnerships to integrate arts and culture, to build the needed downtown fire sta-

tion and to address the need for affordable housing. One of my highest priorities is ensuring that people who work in Bellevue can find affordable housing close to Steve Kasner their jobs. As a council member, I would support innovative methods to increase housing to meet community needs. I would enhance channels of communication to connect people to the services they need, and I would provide a welcoming and comfortable avenue of access to city and community services for those from diverse cultural backgrounds. 3. How has your involvement with the city prepared you to serve on the city council? I have spent the last 20 years working at both the grassroots and at the appointed and elected levels to preserve and improve our quality of life in Bellevue. I chaired the Bellevue Parks and Community Services board, working with colleagues to preserve the beauty and accessibility of Bellevue’s environment for future generations. I played a key role in development of the South Bellevue Community Center and in the redevelopment of neighborhood infrastructure and shopping centers in Lake Hills. In my role as East Bellevue Community Council chair, I work with others to make land use decisions based on community input. I am a listener and a collaborator with a proven leadership record. I have always been accessible to my constituents and provided forums for all viewpoints to be discussed.

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Kevin Wallace 1. What area of Bellevue should the city focus more on and why? Over the next four years I want to build on our council collaboration and use it as a tool not just to benefit Bellevue, but to benefit the region. As Eastside cities continue to recover from the recession, we have an amazing opportunity to work together to enhance our position regionally. Together, we can create economic and social prosperity that will allow us to continue advancing the quality of our communities by investing in public safety, transportation, parks, arts, human services, and economic development. 2. What social services do you think are lacking in the city and how would you work to bring them here? Bellevue and the Eastside as a whole are blessed with many dedicated and well-run nonprofit organizations that provide social services to those in need in our community. As liaison to Bellevue’s Human Services Commission I have considerable first-hand experience with Bellevue’s efforts to address the ever growing social service needs in our city. Bellevue’s staff and commissioners do an amazing job in allocating grant funds to these organizations in a thoughtful, comprehensive manner. But city government cannot provide for all of the social

Cherrington to head Eastside Pathways Stephanie Cherrington has been named executive director of Eastside Pathways. She had been the

service needs on its own. I encourage everyone to review the city’s Human Services Needs Assessment (available at bellevuewa.gov), to learn more about the nonprofit Kevin Wallace organizations to which the city provides grants, and to provide your time, talent and/or treasure to support one or more of these wonderful organizations. 3. How has your involvement with the city prepared you to serve on the city council? There could be no better preparation for the next four years on the council than serving the city over the last four. I drew on my experience as a long-term resident and civic leader to enable me to guide this city through the most difficult recession it has ever faced and balance the budget without raising tax rates. As a key leader on the light rail negotiating team, I negotiated the most stringent neighborhood protections to which Sound Transit has ever agreed; and a light rail alignment that is grade separated and will save Bellevue tens of millions, but at the same time provide quality light rail to Bellevue. The alignment was unanimously approved by the City Council and Sound Transit and I am proud of the role I played in delivering a solution to this incredibly challenging project.

interim executive director for the past two months. Previously she had been operations office and a program facilitator. Eastside Pathways works with the city of Bellevue, the

Bellevue School District, families, and nonprofits organizations to maximize each child’s opportunity. More information is available at eastsidepathways.org.

PUBLIC NOTICES In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for the County of King KY CALDER, Plaintiff, vs. STEVE MARZOCCO, individually (as promoter for Healthmate Medical L.L.C.), ECRONA HOLDINGS, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, TDI-PFO HOLDINGS, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, and CHECKPFO CORPORATION, a Washington corporation, Defendants. Case No. 13-2-32640-0 SEA SUMMONS The State of Washington to: Steve Marzocco, defendant You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after the fourth day of October, 2013, and defend the above-titled action in the above-titled court, and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Ky Calder, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for plaintiff at their office below stated; and in case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The complaint alleg-

es personal liability of Mr. Marzocco on a promissory note dated March 10, 2011 totaling $50,000 plus interest exceeding $7,257.53 and continuing to accrue at a per diem amount of $8.22. The complaint also seeks costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses. DATED October 1, 2013, at Seattle, Washington. CABLE LANGENBACH KINERK & BAUER LLP /s/ Lawrence R. Cock Lawrence R. Cock, WSBA No. 20326 Attorneys for Plaintiff CABLE, LANGENBACH, KINERK & BAUER, LLP Suite 3500, 1000 Second Avenue Building Seattle, Washington 98104-1048 (206) 292-8800 phone (206) 292-0494 facsimile LRC@cablelang.com Published in Bellevue Reporter on October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 & November 1, 8, 2013 #889464

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Bellevue City Council Position No. 6: Robinson vs. Slatter

Firefighters to hand out free smoke alarms Firefighters from the Bellevue Fire Department and volunteers from Bartell Drugs will canvass a Bellevue neighborhood Oct. 29 to hand out free smoke alarms and batteries. The effort is part of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program that coincides with the change in daylight savings time. Daylight savings time ends on Nov. 3. Nationally, 38 percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms and 24

percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present, but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries. Fire officials offer the following safety tips: ■ Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly to make sure they are working. ■ Have at least one working smoke alarm on each level of your home. ■ Plan, discuss and prac-

tice an escape route with your family for dangerous situations, such as home fires, carbon monoxide leaks and natural disasters. ■ Do not rely on your sense of smell to alert you that you and/or your family are in danger of being trapped during a fire or from a carbon monoxide leak. ■ Be sure not to ignore the chirping sound your smoke alarm makes when maintenance is required.



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1. What area of Bellevue should the city focus more on and why? The city focuses a lot on the downtown, and rightfully so. When our downtown does well, our neighborhoods do well with the increased revenues going to our parks, human services, and community. But we need to focus more on our neighborhoods and make sure that we protect this as one of our greatest assets. We need to prevent inappropriate permitting, and rezoning that destroys the character of where we live. We need to find ways to renew crumbling infrastructure, and we need to reinstate the funding for our neighborhood improvement projects. 2. What social services do you think are lacking in the city and how would you work to bring them here? The city has done an impressive job of funding human services in Bellevue. In fact, during the recession the council voted to increase the funding for economic impact issues such as the food bank and Hopelink’s employment support program

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that helped return people to their jobs. The council’s work with the Human Services Commission is something to be emulated in other cities, and is something we must continue to support.

3) How has your involvement with the city prepared you to serve on the city council? As a parks commissioner and member of the Bellevue Network on Aging for the last eight years, I have had the privilege of attending the city’s public forums, focus groups, steering committees, master planning sessions and open houses. This has provided me with the opportunity to hear the details on all the city’s projects. But more importantly, I have had the opportunity to hear from the community. I have worked productively with city staff, the council and community for over seven years, and as Claudia Balducci stated: “Lynne Robinson could walk in on the first day and be ready to do the job.”

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2. What social services do you think are lacking in the city and how would you work to bring them here? One important growing need for our multicultural communities is the need for translation services. · 82 languages/dialects spoken in Bellevue schools. · Communication is key to keeping us all working as “one community.” As a Council member I will work to: ■ Maintain current services such as the Community 2-1-1 hotline that are important and will serve as a building block for expanding these services across our community

3. How has your involvement with the city prepared you to serve on the city council? I have deep roots in Bellevue. As a 10year resident and mother of a public school student, I know what makes Bellevue such a wonderful place to live. I have listened to business and neighborhood leaders and have gained a deeper understanding of city issues. I am ready to serve all of Bellevue. My city involvement includes: ■ Work at Amgen – supporting health of Bellevue seniors in the area of osteoporosis/ bone health ■ Overlake Hospital Foundation Board – ensuring access to the best innovative healthcare right here in our own backyard ■ Board member of Eastside CHILD School (for children with special needs) ■ Bellevue College volunteer – advise on the skills needed in high-tech industries ■ Master of Public Administration (UW) – prepared me for public sector leadership through courses in public policy and municipal finance; relationships gained can help forge partnerships with local leaders.

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1. What area of Bellevue should the city focus more on and why? Protecting the unique character of our neighborhoods while still planning for appropriate growth and development. The city’s major comprehensive plan update is currently underway and is an opportunity to examine neighborhoods/housing needs citywide. However, some neighborhoods have been experiencing pains demonstrating that this work is becoming more urgent. An example is the Eastgate/I-90 area where Bellevue College is situated. Bellevue College has recently become a 4-year college that requires student housing. This demand for student housing has placed pressure on surrounding single family neighborhoods. The housing and neighborhood challenge includes more than just meeting student housing needs. The city needs to continue to support growth in the downtown, in Bel-Red, and in the I-90/ Eastgate corridor so that there will be more housing choices, and pressure on existing neighborhoods will ease.

■ Mobilize partnerships with the county, other municipalities, school districts, private and nonprofit organizations to provide cost-effective translation services Vandana Slatter to address community needs including: starting businesses, participating in government, locating services, or helping families engage with their children’s schools. Having translation services readily available for Bellevue residents and businesses will empower people to build a life, support their families and participate in their community.


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Q/A | with David Brown – Owner, Fox Plumbing & Heating “How did Fox Plumbing & HeatQ ing get started?” :


: Virgil Fox started the company in 1964; even as a young man, I loved “hands on work” and was proud to be a tradesman. I joined the company in 1973 and thrived in the environment of high standards and hard work. By 1979 I was half owner of the company, purchasing it in its entirety in 1983. I was dedicated to the value of quality service at a fair price and understood the importance of keeping every customer, since then I’ve expanded but maintained our deep commitment to integrity and quality work. Our customers tell us time and time again that we are the most trustworthy plumbing service in King County.



“What plumbing services do you offer? And do you do both repair and installation?”


: If it has to do with pipes and water, we have the skilled workforce to both fix ailing systems and install new systems. We work in old and new homes as well as in businesses and commercial environments – we are experts in fixing old systems. We’re not always looking to sell people something new; if it can be fixed we fix it. We offer a full range of plumbing services from sewers to hot water tanks. We help our customers save money by offering plumbing system tune-ups, which are continually growing in popularity because they save people on the cost of repairs by catching problems early. We’re very excited to announce that

we have expanded and now service and install all types of heating, furnaces and air conditioning, too. We are committed to our customers and to our staff, providing on-going training to make sure our technicians are simply the best trained in the business.

the problem. After an emergency many of our customers participate in our $99 annual Plumbing Tune-up program, which saves them hundreds even thousands of dollars in the long run and they are seeing great improvements in their plumbing systems.

Q “Do you guarantee your services?” A :

: Absolutely, we have the best written warranties in the business. We provide our customers with the right price for the service and then guarantee the work. We have received the best service award from Angie’s list for over 6 years and are always top rated. Our customers will tell you about their experience with Fox Plumbing and Heating and we encourage them to do so. 80% of our new business comes from current customer referrals, we’re proud of this record and intend to continue it, every customer is important to us, I’ve built this whole business around satisfied customers, when we say “it’s all about service”, we mean it.

an emergency, what’s the best thing to do? What about afterhours and on Q “In the weekends?” :


: Call us 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Pipes, sewers, water heaters, toilets, sinks and furnaces can’t tell time and often chose the worst time to act up and break down. We get this and have experts available to assist you whenever you need it, at your home or business. We have dispatchers and technicians on call 24 hours per day. On our website we have emergency water shut off videos to help people in times of emergency. It’s understandable that most people don’t even think of their plumbing until something goes wrong, we often get our best customers through our response to an emergency, we’re there and we fix

I have used FOX Plumbing several times over the years for various problems. Prior to calling them I had used 2 other local companies and found them more interested in selling their products than fixing my problems. FOX has always been responsive, they explain what needs to be done, why and how they will do it--and at a reasonable cost. I own an older home and their staff know their stuff, they are polite and thoughtful of the customers needs. - Nancy Travis, Seattle

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