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Dr. Bob Webb addresses a crowd of more than 100 in Heritage Hall’s new Centennial Garden. Representing the Rotary Club of Kirkland
Dr. Bob Webb addresses a crowd of more than 100 in Heritage Hall’s new Centennial Garden. Representing the Rotary Club of Kirkland
The city of Kirkland will raise property taxes another 1 percent this year but it won’t be enough to cover the city’s projected short-fall. The city only receives around 15 percent of property tax paid to the state.

Kirkland holds ‘open house’ on budget concerns

The city of Kirkland is hosting two budget open houses to share the city’s current and future financial condition, explain the challenges it faces for the upcoming biennium budget, and discuss the proposed strategies that, if implemented, will balance the 2009-2010 budget.

  • Sep 4, 2008
The city of Kirkland will raise property taxes another 1 percent this year but it won’t be enough to cover the city’s projected short-fall. The city only receives around 15 percent of property tax paid to the state.

It’s never too late to run for president — I think | Pat Cashman

I suppose this is coming a bit late in the game, but I don’t have much going on right now - so I have decided to run for president.

Kirkland decision complicates Bothell’s annexation questions

King County’s push to rid itself of unincorporated land could torpedo the efforts of a local group seeking annexation by the city of Bothell.

  • Sep 3, 2008
Vic Newhard helps himself to a serving of vanilla ice cream and blackberries he picked himself in Crestwoods Park. Kirkland Heritage Society member Barbara Loomis and Katherine Lindquist are chatting nearby. The social was held at Heritage Hall on Aug. 27.

A ‘berry’ good treat

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  • Sep 3, 2008
Vic Newhard helps himself to a serving of vanilla ice cream and blackberries he picked himself in Crestwoods Park. Kirkland Heritage Society member Barbara Loomis and Katherine Lindquist are chatting nearby. The social was held at Heritage Hall on Aug. 27.

Concours d’Elegance returns Sept. 7

The Kirkland Concours d’Elegance returns to Carillon Point Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Sep 3, 2008

Surge in motorcycle fatalities prompts state “Endorsement” reminder

Increasing rate of motorcyclist fatalities has authorities concerned

  • Sep 2, 2008
Jamshid Khajavi recently completed the Leadville Trail 100 Race in Colorado for the seventh time and won the Extreme Triple Crown. He sits among the items he recently took to France to participate in the Tour De Mont Blanc.

Seattle school counselor Khajavi to comptete in North Face Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc

Jamshid Khajavi doesn’t own a TV. He goes to bed every night at 8 p.m. and doesn’t have an alarm to wake him up; his roosters that roam the front yard of his Kirkland home do.

  • Sep 2, 2008
Jamshid Khajavi recently completed the Leadville Trail 100 Race in Colorado for the seventh time and won the Extreme Triple Crown. He sits among the items he recently took to France to participate in the Tour De Mont Blanc.

Kirkland firefighters collect $10,000

Kirkland firefighters hit the streets in full force recently to collect $10,000 in donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

  • Sep 2, 2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Calendars are published Wednesdays on a space-available basis. Items must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Submit items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Kamiakin band opens registration

Fifth grade students bound for Kamiakin Junior High School can sign up for beginning band Sept. 18. Registration will run 8:15 to 9 a.m. in the band room at Kamiakin, 14111 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland. The band is open to all fifth-graders who attend Frost, Keller, Muir and Franklin elementary schools, as well as to homeschoolers and Kamiakin-bound “Quest” students. Beginning sixth-graders at Kamiakin also are welcome to join. For more information, e-mail the band director at wbrannman@lwsd.org, or visit the Web site www.kamiakinband.org.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Hopelink seeks literacy volunteers

Hopelink’s Eastside Literacy and other programs need volunteers to help adults learn to read or earn a General Education Development (GED) diploma, assist non-native English speakers to improve their English and provide help to achieve many other tasks.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Kirkland ophthalmologist gets UW award

Dr. Jennifer J. Lee, a Kirkland ophthalmologist, received the 2007-2008 Outstanding Teacher Award for her clinical instruction in eye surgery during the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology’s 34th annual Resident Alumni Day.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Kirkland to offer green learning

Kirkland will offer a month-long green learning opportunity to offer something for everyone.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Lake Washington students do well on WASL

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students continue to perform well on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL), according to the preliminary 2008 test score results announced by the Office for the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Scores were significantly higher than state averages in every grade and subject tested.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Evergreen offers in-home substance abuse service

Assessment, diagnosis and developing a care plan for younger, disabled adults or older adults over the age of 60 who may have substance abuse issues is now available through Evergreen Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Geriatric Regional Assessment Team. The new program started recently.

  • Sep 1, 2008

LWTC offers new health care degrees

Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) is starting three new health care degree programs. The three new programs are: massage therapy (starting fall quarter 2008); physical therapist assistant (starting winter quarter 2009); and occupational therapy assistant (program starting in 2009, with introduction courses starting fall quarter 2008).

  • Sep 1, 2008
The Department of Ecology checked Juanita Creek and beach Aug. 27 to determine the source of fecal coliform bacteria. Julie Gaertner drops a component of Hydrolab into Juanita Creek for a quick calibration.
The Department of Ecology checked Juanita Creek and beach Aug. 27 to determine the source of fecal coliform bacteria. Julie Gaertner drops a component of Hydrolab into Juanita Creek for a quick calibration.

Police Blotter

Between Wednesday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 19, the Kirkland Police Department reported 274 traffic violations, 26 noise complaints, 23 thefts, 20 car accidents, 20 alarm calls, 16 vehicle prowls and 14 assaults. At least 58 people were arrested.

  • Sep 1, 2008
Crews work to repair an eight-inch water main that broke Monday

Juanita streets blocked by water main break

Slowed by the summer rain, afternoon traffic in Juanita also had to contend with a water main break Aug. 25 that shut down part of 98th Avenue.

  • Sep 1, 2008
Crews work to repair an eight-inch water main that broke Monday