City still looking to fill Design Board post

The Kirkland City Council has extended the application deadline for the Design Review Board vacancy to Aug. 21. The Council is specifically seeking persons with professional experience in landscape architecture to fill this seat.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Journal offers glimpse into early life in Kirkland

Harry D. French’s journal is not a window into his soul. It is a peek into his life, and that of the other early settlers in Pleasant Bay. By the time Harry put pen to paper in 1880 he was in his early 30s, and his family was one of several living in our area.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Six businesses named best places to recycle

Six Kirkland businesses were last week named to King County’s list of the Best Workplace for Recycling in 2008. Google, Chameleon Technologies, Champagne’ Design, Eco Cartridge Store, Otak and Poggemeyer Design Group all made the list.

  • Jul 21, 2008

I-405 south closed three weekends next month

Removal of the Wilburton Tunnel will close southbound Interstate 405 in south Bellevue for three August weekends while giant hydraulic excavators crunch away at the 36-year old Wilburton Tunnel.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Kirkland woman senteced to 22 months, ordered to repay nearly $1 million, for embezzlement scheme

A Kirkland woman who embezzled nearly $1 million from Microsoft in her job as a program manager was sentenced today to 22 months in prison and three months of supervised release.

  • Jul 18, 2008

Faulty light switch suspected in Totem Lake fire

A fire that ripped through two stories of an apartment building in Totem Lake yesterday and took 19 fire units from at least five fire departments to contain...

  • Jul 18, 2008

Kirkland drowning victim identified

The King County Medical Examiner has identified the 36-year-old Kirkland man who went missing on the Snoqualmie River last month as Curtis Hall.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Transit center open house next week

The city is hosting a community open house to review the design for a new Kirkland transit center on Third Street between Central Way and Kirkland Avenue on Wednesday, July 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Report dead crows to Public Health

With the mosquito season underway and West Nile virus (WNV) once again a concern, King County residents are asked to contact Public Health with reports of dead birds. Crows in particular die quickly from West Nile virus and clusters of dead crows may indicate that West Nile virus is present in the community. Residents may call (206) 205-4394 or use the on-line reporting form at:

  • Jul 16, 2008

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  • Jul 16, 2008

Kirkland man dies in motorcycle crash

A Kirkland man died early last Sunday morning after his sport motorcycle struck a barrier near the Mercer Street exit on Interstate 5 in Seattle.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Jason Mesnick: Kirkland’s most eligible bachelor

Okay I admit it, I watched the Bachelorette on ABC Monday nights. Hey, when one of Kirkland’s own, Jason Mesnick, showed up on a major network show in search of love, it’s the right thing to do. Right? And I wasn’t alone. Women from across the state were, and still are, abuzz about the handsome and down-to-earth single father who each week remained in the running for the hand of DeAnna Pappas.

Bellevue considers ‘megahouse’ limits

In a move that could reverberate at Kirkland City Hall, the Bellevue City Council considered Monday whether to proceed with a second round of regulations to limit the impacts of “teardown” development – the replacement of older homes with large new residences that may seem out-of-scale compared to existing neighborhood development.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Elder abuse video awarded ‘Telly’ honor

The City of Kirkland’s Multimedia Services and the Kirkland Senior Council were recently recognized by “The Telly Awards,” a national organization that honors outstanding local and regional television commercials and productions, for a video produced about senior neglect and abuse.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Kirkland’s mom & pop

After this year’s long spring, Dick Ekins’ tomato plant stood green and tall with absolutely no fruit. It’s been an unusual year.

  • Jul 16, 2008

What’s up at the dock? Boaters bring in cash, noise

Kirkland’s downtown municipal docks welcome boaters from Lake Washington and beyond, giving downtown businesses a big boost during the warm summer months.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Five-year-old boy drowns in Columbia River on fishing trip

A five-year-old boy, reported as Sakai Dillard of Kirkland, drowned last Saturday after falling in the Columbia River near Rainier, Ore.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Kirkland’s foreclosure rate on the rise

Kirkland may be one of the wealthiest communities in the state, but the city is not immune to the foreclosure trend affecting the nation.

  • Jul 9, 2008

The city’s founding fathers: Mr. Woods

Bill Woods is waiting, but you’d never guess it. After a few minutes of dwelling over his mug of black coffee, another visitor stops by with a warm greeting.

  • Jul 9, 2008

District institutes pilot mentoring program

A volunteer appreciation picnic on June 20 celebrated the kick-off of a pilot volunteer and mentor program in the Lake Washington School District. LINKS -- Looking Into the Needs of Kids in Schools -- has been a program of the Lake Washington PTSA Council since 2004, placing community volunteers in schools as classroom helpers, tutors and lunch buddies.

  • Jul 7, 2008