After months of gloomy forecasts, the City Council finally looked City Hall’s elephant squarely in the eye.
Between Wednesday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 6, the Kirkland Police Department reported 268 traffic violations, 18 car accidents, 17 alarm calls, 16 noise complaints, 15 thefts, 13 vehicle prowls, 10 DUI, 10 domestic violence incidents and nine assaults. At least 50 people were arrested.
Lake Washington School District officials ran their own version of the popular TV show “Extreme Makeover” at a special April 29 meeting for future Kangs and their parents.
The futures of both a planned downtown redevelopment and a key city board were put in doubt last week when the City Council voted to support an appeal of the project.
Supporting the so-called ‘War on Terror’ isn’t exactly the focus of suburban Kirkland.
The Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF) held its third annual Legacy for Learning Luncheon April 30 at the Juanita High School Field House. Master of ceremonies, KING 5 TV news anchor Dennis Bounds — himself a proud Lake Washington School District (LWSD) parent — introduced speakers who shared good news about projects made possible through LWSF grants.
A new song from Kirkland band the Bergevin Brothers is the backdrop for a Barack Obama video advertisement that was selected for final voting in a nationwide contest sponsored by MoveOn.org.
Already focused on Kirkland as the possible source of eight cases of measles in Grant County, local public health officials said last weekend that another Grant County resident who visited the area at the end of April has contracted the disease.
High school seniors from around the district last week began culminating project presentations that will continue throughout the month.
An attorney with offices in Bellevue, Condie served as president of the Kirkland stake for its first 10 years. As a young man, he served a two-year church mission in the Germany Munich Mission – the same mission over which he has now been called to preside.
The annual Seafair Marathon June 29 will pass through much of Kirkland this year, with the race making a loop from the east side of the city down through the Highlands, Norkirk and Market neighborhoods and on down Market Street and Lake Washington Boulevard before heading into Bellevue.
In many ways, Kirkland is a city divided. It has 13 neighborhoods, each with their own quirks, leaders and associations. But, according to community-building guru Jim Diers, that’s a good thing — those neighborhood divisions actually help form the foundation of a tightly knit community.
The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland will celebrate 60 years of service to the children of their community by hosting a special evening on May 30 from 6-11 p.m. at the Bear Creek Golf and Country Club.
It was uplifting to see the many people who came to Kirkland’s Earth Day (with goats) event. When I left my house in Juanita to walk to Cotton Hill Park in the Highlands, I stepped over some small snow patches in my yard and looked at the dark gray clouds hovering above, wondering if people would attend the carefully-planned event. When I arrived, a few minutes late, there were already over 100 people anxious to start work. Later I was told the final number was close to 150.
The Kirkland Wednesday Market will open for the first time this year from 2-7 p.m. along the downtown’s Park Lane.
Red tape, little-understood tax rules and a growing number of families in the Norkirk neighborhood are gumming up full-day kindergarten enrollments at Peter Kirk Elementary, school officials are saying.
Two Kirkland male juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were arrested last week in connection with an arson that damaged a vacant home on the 8200 block of 124th Avenue N.E. The home, owned by the city, was among three abandoned single-family structures scheduled to be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for development of the Rose Hill Meadows park.
The city is encouraging Kirkland residents and business owners to participate in an online survey to assess the sustainability of the local economy.
A four-block stretch of N.E. 80th Street will close for 30 days beginning May 13 as the city begins work on its Street Sewer and Water Main Replacement Project. The project area is from approximately 122nd Avenue N.E. to 126th Avenue N.E.