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Officers from the Kirkland Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 people for underage drinking at a party in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood near Yarrow Bay early Sunday morning, June 22. An additional arrest was made for furnishing liquor to minors. The arrests were made under a “Party Patrol” initiative by law enforcement agencies across the state to curb teenage drinking during graduation season.
Reid Ewing and Jerry Walters, climate change experts and co-authors of “Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change,” will host a discussion and community workshop at 4 p.m. on July 10 in the City Council chambers at City Hall.
Local man hogs road for Childrens’ benefit
Carsten Hansen, a senior at Lake Washington High School, is this year’s recipient of the Brian Gershon Environmental Leadership Award from the East Lake Washington Audubon Society (ELWAS).
*Editor’s note: Lakeview Elementary first grade teacher Julie Pollard passed away June 9 after a battle with lung cancer. Her memorial service was June 14.
Looking for an excuse to get out on the water? The Kirkland Friday Night Sailing series goes weekly now until Aug. 24. Sponsored by Anthony’s Homeport, Sand Point Sailing and the Seattle Yacht Club, races start at about 7 p.m. from the dock at Anthony’s Homeport restaurant.
Celebrate Kirkland, the community group that puts on the annual 4th of July parade and festivities, is “struggling with fundraising this year” and is asking for donations, organization leaders said through an e-mail sent out to the community last week.
Three Kirkland siblings are now featuring in a Broadway-inspired traveling musical currently showing in Issaquah and soon to move to Everett.
The Council continued a quasi-judicial hearing on the appeal of the McLeod mixed-use project at its last meeting, June 17, but made no decision on the proposal due to the late hour.
The Nettleton Mansion, a historic Kirkland property at 400 State St. that from 1931 to 2005 operated as a funeral home, has moved -- to a different part of the property.
Kirkland Police Department
The Kirkland Planning Commission will host its second public forum to discuss a proposal for Kirkland Parkplace redevelopment at 7 p.m., June 26, at the Kirkland City Hall Council Chambers.
District’s Wasl results for class of 2010
Patrol patrols net more than 180 arrests Over the weekend of June 13-14, 40 people were arrested on a variety of charges. The majority of the arrests were for Minor in Possession of Alcohol (28), with other arrests for DUI (1), felony drug possession (2), obstructing police officers (2), furnishing alcohol to minors (1) and a reckless driving arrest.
The new Totem Lake Mall could be here as soon as 2011. At least, that’s what its developers are saying.
Early results from the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) show local high school students are performing better on the statewide proficiency exam, which is required for graduation, than last year. District officials said preliminary results from the WASL for the 10th grade showed a slight improvement over 2007 and are still well ahead of the state average.
Between Wednesday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 10, the Kirkland Police Department reported 217 traffic violations, 18 thefts, 18 assaults (10 domestic violence), 16 vehicle prowls, 16 alarm calls, 14 noise complaints and 11 disturbances. At least 37 people were arrested.
James O’Neal isn’t one to act sheepish about his looks.
It’s got a 3.2 liter engine, can do zero to 60 in less than six seconds and reaches speeds of 150 mph. But, for Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, the cherry-red Porsche she’ll ride through Kirkland on July 4 might seem a little slow.