Photo: Fall foliage at the Blue Bridge

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall foliage at the Blue Bridge
Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Lee Lageschulte was on her way to Central Market when she saw the brilliant red foliage on the wall leading to the Blue Bridge over Aurora. She stopped to get this photo for your enjoyment.


What Happened at the Metropolitan King County Council Monday

At the Monday, September 26, 2016 meeting of the King County Council, the following actions were taken:

KING COUNTY BUDGET: Received the King County Budget for the years 2017 and 2018 from Executive Proposed Budget from County Executive Dow Constantine. For more information on the Budget process, visit the Council’s Budget website

--Councilmembers proclaimed the week of September 26 - October 2, 2016 as Diaper Need Awareness Week in King County

BEST START FOR KIDS: Unanimously approved a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Community and Human Services and to the Department of Public Health (Substitute Ordinance 2016-0282.2).

VETERANS AND HUMAN SERVICES LEVY: Called for the executive's response informing council deliberations regarding possible renewal of the veterans and human services levy (Substitute Motion 2016-0419.2).

CULTURE GRANTS: Acknowledged receipt of the Community 4Culture Equity Grants Implementation Plan (Motion 2016-0384).

The Councilmember who represents Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and other suburban cities is Rod Dembowski. You can connect with Councilmember Rod Dembowski by email or visit him on Facebook.


Are you registered to vote? Is your correct address on file?

Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, which means that volunteers, community leaders and organizations were “hitting the streets” across the country to register people to vote.

Many Americans miss the opportunity to have their vote count each election because they didn’t properly register or update their registration in time.

You can update your voter registration online up until October 10th. All you need is a Washington state License or ID.

Not registered to vote? You can register online here.


Learn about Scottish bagpipes and drums at NWJPB Fall Open House Thursday

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Photo by Jerry Pickard
Interested in learning more about the Scottish bagpipes and drums?
Join the NorthWest Junior Pipe Band NWJPB for their Fall open house.

Thursday, September 29 
from 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Calvin Presbyterian Church 
18826 3rd Ave NW, Shoreline 98177

There will be lots of information and helpers on hand to answer your questions and introduce you to the band and its music.
  • Live performances by the band.
  • Instrument 'petting zoo', where you can give it a try.
  • Uniform demonstration.
  • Refreshments.
  • Crafts and coloring for the littles.
  • Informational talks by junior band members and instructors.
  • Practice chanters, drums sticks and drum pads available for sale.
New group lessons will be starting this Fall, so this is a good chance to learn all about it ahead of time.

Questions? - Contact them through Facebook, phone 206-508-1261email, or see their website


Free Baby 'N Me trial class Tuesday

Shorenorth Co-op Preschool is offering a free trial class for parents and infants from birth to 1 year old on Tuesday, October 4, 11, or 25, from 1:45 to 3:15pm.

To sign up, email Shorenorth and for more information visit their website.


Free discussion on Senior Housing Options Oct 5 at Iora

Iora Primary Care is partnering with SHAG and a Place for Mom to present a free panel discussion on senior housing resources. 

Lear about housing options in our community, and the different types of housing.

At Iora Primary Care, 15214 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133.

For more information contact Brian Aylward 206-518-9032


State’s top lawyer files three new court actions against Tim Eyman

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday the filing of campaign finance complaints against Tim Eyman, three political committees, and their officers and treasurer. The AG alleges that shoddy accounting practices and improper disclosure of the source of funds for the committees and their ads violated Washington law.

Three separate cases were filed late Friday in Thurston County Superior Court against the political committees, their principals — Eyman, Jack Fagan and Mike Fagan — as well as their treasurer, Barbara Smith.

“Washington’s campaign finance laws require, and Washingtonians deserve fair, accurate and timely disclosure,” Ferguson said. “When political committees create confusion rather than transparency, I will hold them and the people in charge accountable.”

One complaint alleges that the “Tougher to Raise Taxes” committee improperly repaid loans totaling over $1 million it received from Eyman and three individuals, because it lacked any kind of written loan agreement and failed to report in-kind contributions it received from other committees in the form of interest payments.

The second complaint alleges that committee “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs” violated state disclosure laws by failing to file an independent expenditure report disclosing its spending on campaign ads against candidates who had opposed a separate Eyman-backed initiative. The complaint also alleges that the committee failed to accurately disclose $3,297.75 in interest payments it made on a loan for “Tougher to Raise Taxes.”

A third complaint alleges the “2/3rds-for-Taxes Constitutional Amendment” committee failed to accurately disclose a $599.66 interest payment it made on a loan for “Tougher to Raise Taxes.”

The complaint also alleges that the committee failed to account properly for all contributions it received.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Linda Dalton and Assistant Attorney General Chad Standifer are handling the cases for the state.

Since becoming Attorney General, Attorney General Ferguson has devoted more agency resources and a full-time attorney position to campaign finance casework.


Regional Orchid Show at Swansons Nursery in Seattle Nov 5-6

Photo courtesy NWOS
Regional Orchid Show at Swanson's Nursery in Seattle, 9701 15th Ave NW, Seattle 98117 on Saturday, November 5 (9 am to 5 pm) and Sunday, November 6 (10 am to 4 pm)

Cost: Free

This is a regional show that will feature displays by orchid societies and vendors from throughout the Pacific Northwest who will be competing for coveted American Orchid Society awards.

There will also be talks on various aspects of orchid growing Saturday and Sunday afternoons and a free repotting service.

There will be several orchid vendors from Washington and Idaho who will be selling orchids not found in common outlets.  Free door prizes will also be awarded throughout both days.

Orchid hobbyists will be on hand to answer questions. A complete list of vendors and their specialties plus speakers and times will be posted at the society’s website and Facebook page

The NWOS is a regional organization with members throughout the Puget Sound area. It meets the second Monday of every month at 7pm from September through June at the Center for Urban Horticulture (near University Village: 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle). Meetings are open to the public.  

For more information contact show chair Harvey Brenneise, 909-786-6419 (cell).


Call for Small Art: 6X6NW Submissions Due Friday, September 30

Photo courtesy Shoreline LFP Arts Council

6X6NW submissions are due Friday, September 30, so don't miss your chance to take pART in this exciting exhibition and sale of miniature artworks to support the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.

Each artwork must be 6”x 6” and artists may enter up to 10 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). There is no fee to enter and participation is open to all — no art background required! All entries will be exhibited during 6X6NW on October 8 and offered for sale to the public for $36 each. Artists can choose to take a 34% commission or donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their work to benefit future Arts Council programming.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including People's Choice, and participants will receive 6 free tickets to the event (a $60 value), 1 drink ticket (a $6 value), and recognition on the Art Council’s website.

To register, visit this webpage, fill out the registration form (no artwork photos needed), and follow the simple instructions for submitting your work to the Arts Council either in person or by mail (postmarked by September 29). 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155

6X6NW is a fundraiser to support Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council programming and will be held on Saturday, October 8 in the Lobby of the Student Union Building at Shoreline Community College – 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Bldg. 9000, Shoreline, WA 98133.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.


Shoreline Fire notice of public hearing re condemnation of property for new North City fire station


This notice is posted pursuant to RCW 8.25.290

The citizens of Shoreline passed a bond measure in 2015 to provide funding for a new fire station.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Fire Commissioners of Shoreline Fire Department will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, October 6, 2016 to consider whether to take final action to adopt a Resolution authorizing condemnation of real property for construction of a new Fire Station 63 under Chapter 52.12.021 RCW. The Board of Commissioners will consider taking final action to adopt the proposed condemnation Resolution at the Public Hearing.

All interested persons may attend the Public Hearing and be heard regarding the planned final action of adopting the proposed condemnation Resolution.

DATE OF HEARING: Thursday, October 6, 2016
TIME OF HEARING: 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Shoreline Fire Department Headquarters / Station 61 First Floor Meeting Room, 17525 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133

Notice posted by: Pam Webb
Executive Assistant
September 27, 2016


Friday’s Roundtable: Transferable and Soft Skills

This Friday’s Roundtable (9/30): Transferable and Soft Skills, with Ed Cruver

Soft skills is a term often associated with a person's "EQ" (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, interpersonal skills, managing people, leadership, etc. that characterize relationships with other people.

Other examples of soft skills: Communicating well verbally, as well as non-verbally. Making good decisions. Adaptability. Problem solving. Commitment, Flexibility, Time Management.

There are even more, and we’ll touch on a few this Friday, with Shoreline Senior Center volunteer and longtime Roundtable contributor, Ed Cruver.

Do you react when criticized, or calmly consider the criticism? How well do you handle pressure? Do you see things from other’s perspectives?

Ed will cover this and more, and of course we’d love to hear your own examples of soft skills and how best to put them to work.

Great coffee and treats, compliments of Central Market, and always free!

Friday, September 30, 1:00-2:30pm
Shoreline Community College Room 9202, Building 9000
SCC Campus Map and Parking

Continuing Education Fall Class Schedule

Ron Carnell | Program Specialist 2  Workforce Education
Chair, Classified Staff Professional Development Committee


Shorecrest tennis vs Mountlake Terrace 9-27-16

Jake Goldstein-Street
Photo by Robert Mann
Boys' varsity tennis WesCo 2A/3A
9-27-16 at Kellogg MS Courts
Shorecrest 6 - Mountlake Terrace 1
Shorecrest overall record 11 - 0

Shorecrest lost one singles game but won the rest to bring their overall team record to 11 wins and 0 losses.

Reed Tangeman
Photo by Robert Mann

1.  Faiz Khan SC vs Jeremy Ansdell 2-6, 6-3, 5-7
2.  Cole Batra SC vs Adam Lorraine 6-0, 6-3
3.  Jacob Goldstein-Street SC vs Max Leidig 6-0, 6-0
4.  Steven Zhu SC vs Ben McGraney 6-0, 6-1


1.  Reed Tangeman / Kasey Shibayama SC vs Trevor Swanson / Drake Day 6-4, 6-3
2.  Chris King / Winston Park SC vs Max Knibbe / Alec Ung 6-2, 6-1
3.  Sam Rowbotham / Tae Min Hong SC vs Morgan Subert / Owen Jones 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-4

--Coach Robert Mann


Shorecrest tennis vs Oak Harbor 9-26-16

David Kim at net and Tae Min Hong in the back
Photo by Robert Mann

Shorecrest varsity boys' tennis
WesCo 2A/3A
9-26-16 at Oak Harbor
Shorecrest 6 - Oak Harbor 1
Shorecrest overall record 10-0

Shorecrest gave up one singles match to Oak Harbor but won the rest, to maintain their unbeaten team record.


1.  Cole Batra SC vs Jackson Wezoman 3-6, 2-6
2.  Jacob Goldstein-Street SC vs Jeremy Mitchell 6-1, 6-1
3.  Steven Zhu SC vs Nathanael Thompson 6-0, 6-0
4.  Winston Park SC vs Matthew Kolden 6-0, 6-0


1.  Reed Tangeman / Kasey Shibayama SC vs Jacob Schermerhorn / Corban Phipps 6-0, 6-1
2.  Tae Min Hong / David Kim SC vs John Bird / Trenton Cone 6-4, 6-2
3.  Sam Rowbotham / Micah Glesener SC vs Ryan Mene / Enrique Perrez-Herronz 6-3, 6-0

--Coach Robert Mann


Death notices as of September 21, 2016

Obituaries are condensed biographies of people's lives, written by the people who loved them. Like a memorial service, they tell us things we may not have known about the person, and may leave us wishing we had known them better.

Obituaries from The Seattle Times

LaVon D. Price  1925-2016  Married in 1945 and moved to Shoreline. Active in PTA, winning the Golden Acorn, also involved with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Beta Sigma Phi. Loved cooking and camping.

Patricia Ann Emory  Age 87  Moved to Shoreline in 1959 and raised her family here. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to one of her favorite charities, including the Shoreline Historical Museum.

Bronwen M. Nightingale-Daehnke  1954-2016  Graduated from King's Garden High School in Shoreline.

Norman R. Hansen  1927-2016  Norm grew up in Richmond Beach and served as an Army paratrooper in Occupied Japan in 1946-47. He was a school teacher in the Shoreline School District for 27 years, moved to Lake Forest Park in 1973, and retired 1985. He wrote "Stories of Richmond Beach" and "Stories of a Paratrooper in Occupied Japan" and had his local photo collection and family history at Family suggests remembrances to Shoreline Historical Museum.

Virginia R. (Dyson) Kent  1922-2016  She was a long distance operator when she married and moved to Shoreline around 1944. They were very involved with their children's activities. She was a member of a Children's Orthopedic Guild, Emblem Club, and Tin Crafters Club. She loved making crafts and was a huge Seattle Mariners fan.

Helen Marie Oltman  1926-2016  She was raised in Richmond Beach. She met her husband at Lincoln High School and they built a home in Richmond Beach, and later a second home in Shoreline. She worked for the Shoreline School District for many years. She dedicated countless hours creating exhibits for the Shoreline Historical Museum. In 2004, with her granddaughter, LisaMarie Brems, she created and dedicated an informational sign overlooking the bluff of her beloved Richmond Beach. The family suggests remembrances to the Shoreline Historical Museum.

Lorraine Slingsby Atwood  1918-2016  She was very involved with the 46th District Democratic party and attended the 1972 Democratic convention. An avid skier, she volunteered and worked for ski organizations. She worked ski races and organized ski trips. She was a member of the Ancient Skiers Club and a member of the Sahalie Ski Club for 59 years. A celebration of life was held at the Shoreline Elks.

Jean Gleason Witt  1921-2016  A botanist, Jean lived in Shoreline for 50 years, raising her family here. She was a member of many garden clubs and sought after as a speaker. She had a passion for iris and was a "backyard hybridizer" who won many awards. She was an artist, writer, and quiltmaker.

Joanne F. Albrecht  1931-2016  Joanne retired from the Shoreline School District. She and her husband had four children. After retirement they spent time at their vacation properties in Lake Cavanaugh and Desert Hot Springs. A celebration of life was held at Acacia in Lake Forest Park.

Maria J. Shaffer  1935-2016  Born in Poland, raised in the UK, came to the US in 1964 and worked as a physical therapist. Raised her daughter in Lake Forest Park. She loved music and dance and treasured her Polish heritage. Services at St. Marks in Shoreline.


St Dunstan’s is going to the dogs

Blessing the animals at St. Dunstan's

Sunday, October 2nd is the Feast Day of St Francis and St Ds will be blessing the animals.

The service begins at 10am with a party afterwards (or what we Episcopalians call, “Coffee Hour’).

Communion at St. Dunstan's
Please bring your beloved companions for a blessing.

Oh, and yes, all creatures are welcome! For a couple of years, we had a guy that came with his boa constrictor wrapped around his shoulders! 

By the way, on a typical Sunday, we have three to four dogs in our congregation. When we say “All are Welcome” we mean it!

St Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 722 N 145th St, Shoreline 98133.

Photos courtesy St. Dunstan's


Still space for the free emergency preparedness workshop Oct 1

Register Now for the Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop
Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Northshore Emergency Management Coalition (NEMCO), a collaborative effort between the cities of Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Northshore Fire, and the Northshore Utility District, is hosting a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Lunch is provided!

Attendees receive four hours of hands-on training, covering basic preparedness topics including emergency kits, communications, water supply, generator operation and safety, and more.

Register now by sending an email or calling 425-354-1744.


PTSA raising funds for Special Education Classroom Grants

The Shoreline Special Needs PTSA chapter is running a GoFundMe campaign to help award grants to much-deserving special education teachers, paraprofessionals and other school staff this school year.

The goal is to raise at least $300 by the end of October to match what is in the chapter budget.

Click here  for more details and to donate.

Every dollar will help! And please share the link with others to spread the word and help make this happen!

You can learn more about the chapter here.


Try out for the 2016-17 Shorewood High School Basketball Feeder Program

Monday, September 26, 2016

Thunderbird Select Hoops is the basketball feeder program for Shorewood High School for 4th-8th grade boys.

The program was formed in 2007 to help prepare local boys with the essential skills to compete at Shorewood HS.

Boys attending Einstein, Echo Lake, Highland Terrace, Meridian Park, Cascade Community K-8, Parkwood or Syre (or attending a private school but live within the SWHS boundary) are invited to try out for Thunderbird Select teams.

There will be one team of 9-12 boys formed in each of the five grade levels from 4th-8th grades.

Practices begin in October, and league games are played on Saturdays and occasional Sundays from late November thru early March. This is a not-for-profit, fee-based AAU “Select” basketball program for motivated athletes.

           Please pre-register online

Sunday 10/2/16 at Shorewood High School (Fremont Ave and NW 175th Street)

4th and 5th Grade – 3:30 to 5pm
6th, 7th and 8th Grade – 5 to 6:30pm

Weekday tryouts at Einstein Middle School (3rd Ave NW and NW 195th Street)

Monday October 3

8th Grade – 7 to 8:30pm

Tuesday October 4

4th and 5th Grade – 5 to 6:30pm
6th and 7th Grade – 7 to 8:30pm

Wednesday October 5

8th Grade -  7 to 8:30pm

Thursday October 6

4th and 5th Grade – 5 to 6:30pm
6th and 7th Grade – 7 to 8:30pm


Arrive 10 minutes early
Wear a numbered reversible jersey or a numbered t-shirt
Bring a basketball (make sure your name is on it) towel and water bottle
Players are encouraged to attend at least 2 Tryout Sessions

“The Shoreline School District is providing information about this activity as a service to our families and students. This activity is NOT sponsored by the school district and the district assumes no responsibility for conduct or safety of the activity. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the school district shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim, or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorneys fees, and judgments or awards.”


Something fishy: Koi and Water Garden show held at Sky

Guess where the koi show was at?

Text and photos by Jerry Pickard

Washington Koi and Water Garden Society held their 25th Annual Koi Show Saturday and Sunday September 24 and 25 at Sky Nursery.

Wind socks, t-shirts, pens, mobiles - all things koi for sale

In 1990 on a cold winter night Chris and Val Moore, owners of Moorehaven Water Gardens, got together with twelve of their steady customers and officially founded Washington Koi and Water Garden Society.

Word got out and at the next meeting in January of 1991 thirty five people showed up and joined the club.

Members brought their prize fish for the beauty contest

Club meetings were interesting and informative, with a guest speaker at each meeting lecturing on all aspects of Koi keeping, including care and feeding, diseases and treatment, water quality, and classification of the Koi.

Baby koi for sale

Meetings were fun and snacks were provided by members on a rotating basis. Guest speakers were video taped and copies of the tapes were available from the club's library.  The first show was staged at Country Village north of Bothell with judges from Japan and U.S. clubs.

2016 Grand Champion

This year's show at Sky Nursery - their 25th - was well attended. Adult koi were auctioned off with lively bidding.

Club meetings are held at the Bothell Police Station from January through May. June, July and August meetings are usually held at Commercial member's places of business.

September through November also are held at the Bothell Police Station. No meeting in December.

Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact the membership chair.


Photo: Aggressive shopper strips mannequin

Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

Text and photo, Marc Weinberg

Sometimes children do the funniest things.  This was a priceless moment at the Saturday Shoreline market.

This little person saw the perfect jacket at the Saturday Market and unzipped it off the mannequin before his mom could intervene.

Right after this moment, his mom returned the jacket on the mannequin and her son found something else on a hangar and he was hard at work removing it too.


North City Tech Meetup -- In-Space Manufacturing Technologies

The North City Tech Meetup is pleased to announce that we are featuring Rob Hoyt, CEO of Firmamentum and Tethers Unlimited, Inc. as our guest speaker on October 3rd.

Rob's two companies are focused on space tethers and 3D printing in space. Rob’s talk is titled “In-Space Manufacturing Technologies” – the use of 3D printers in space. (If you’re halfway to Mars and something breaks Amazon Prime will not help, you’ll need to make it yourself.) He will no doubt touch on space tethers as well.

This meetup is free and open to the public the first Monday of each month, 7 to 9pm at either the Shoreline Library or the Lake Forest Park library (depending on availability).

Our October 3rd meeting is at the Shoreline Library: 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline 98155.

You may RSVP at the above link, but you’re always welcome to attend in any case. The main purpose of this monthly meetup is for tech oriented folk to meet and chat without having to fight the traffic to get downtown!


City of Kenmore expresses concern about chronic PSE power outages

The City of Kenmore has expressed its concerns about chronic electrical power outages in its neighborhoods.

What seems to be more than our share of outages has been an ongoing issue for many years, with the latest major outage on a warm, sunny day.

Puget Sound Energy (PSE), a for-profit corporation, is the electric utility provider for Kenmore as well as neighboring cities of Bothell, Kirkland, and Woodinville.

In recent years the City has taken steps to more aggressively push for improved electric reliability in Kenmore. As a result, PSE has proposed future capital projects in Kenmore that will presumably improve electric reliability in some parts of the city.

PSE’s proposed improvements are a step in the right direction; however, we are not convinced that they are enough to address Kenmore’s ongoing reliability problems. We have data that shows that eight of Kenmore’s 10 neighborhood circuits are performing below PSE’s average for reliability.

The City of Kenmore says that it has and will continue to voice concerns about electric power reliability to PSE, and citizens and businesses are encouraged to do the same. You can do so by calling PSE at 425-424-6446 or by emailing PSE at

In addition, PSE customers can also contact the Utilities and Trade Commission to voice their concerns. Fill out the Online Complaint Form,  or call toll-free 1-888-333-WUTC (9882).


Parenting with Positive Discipline

Parenting with Positive Discipline

A 7 week course for parents of toddlers to high-school age children. Based on Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, this class offers many additional tools to teach children appropriate behavior and life skills, while maintaining the dignity and respect of adults and children in the process.

Tuesdays, October 4 - November 15; 6:30-8:30pm
Couples or individuals
Childcare included
Dale Turner Family YMCA
Register through the Y at 206-363-0446.

For more information check out the flier or contact Sahara Pirie


SW Boosters tailgate party before Rotary Cup Oct 7

The Shoreline Rotary Cup football game which pits Shorecrest against Shorewood in an annual match-up, will be held on Friday, October 7, 7pm at Shoreline Stadium on NE 185th between 1st and 5th NE.

Before the game, the Shorewood Boosters will be selling pizza and soda for $2 just outside the main entrance.


RADAR: Shoreline Police addressing issues of dealing with people with mental illness

Shoreline Police and Community members agree: more information needed to better address individuals with mental/behavioral health issues 

Police throughout the country are re-thinking their approach to people with mental health issues and cognitive disorders, especially when they are responding to individuals in crisis.

As part of its new Response Awareness, De-Escalation, and Referral (RADAR) Initiative, the City of Shoreline, along with researchers at George Mason University and the Police Foundation, recently surveyed both Shoreline Police Officers and parents and caregivers of people who have mental health or behavioral issues.

Both the police officers and the community members agreed that police needed more information to better respond to individuals in crisis.

In a June 2016 survey of Shoreline officers, 75% said the options they have when responding to calls relating to people with behavioral health issues are unsatisfactory.

Ninety percent reported either feeling fear themselves or causing fear in individuals who they are responding to in crisis.

Officers who report using force at least once on an individual in crisis wish they had more knowledge about mental illness and cognitive disabilities in general and specific information about the individual before responding to a call. All of the officers agreed that first responders have a duty to help individuals with mental and/or behavioral health issues access resources and information.

The City, working with the Eastside chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is in the process of surveying NAMI members / community members who are parents or caregivers of people with behavioral health issues.

According to preliminary results, these respondents wish that officers had more information when responding to calls.

While most respondents who had called for police assistance to respond to a cognitive, behavioral, or mental health crisis ranked the encounter as either “excellent” or “good”, they noted multiple ways that the response could have been better.

Police having specific information about the person in crisis, police having more crisis response training, and police working more collaboratively with parents and caregivers were all ways that could have improved the situation.

Respondents overwhelmingly supported new efforts to handle these situations, with 95-99% ranking crisis training, collaboration around response planning, and partnering first responders with mental health professionals as “very important.” Final results of this survey will be released in late 2016.

Under RADAR, the Shoreline Police Department will work proactively with city residents to plan for situations involving individuals with mental or behavioral health issues in crisis.

Shoreline officers will collaborate with a mental health professional to connect individuals to services and treatment.

“These survey results show that the need for a new approach is shared by both Shoreline officers and residents,” says Kim Hendrickson, RADAR’s Project Coordinator. “When it comes to safely and effectively addressing mental health challenges, there is no police-community divide.”

RADAR is a three-year program funded by the Smart Policing Initiative of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, and King County’s Mental Health and Chemical Dependency fund. For more information on the recent surveys, contact lead researcher and George Mason University Assistant Professor Charlotte Gill. For more information about RADAR, visit the project website.


Photo: Autumn Crown of Color in Paramount Park

Photo by Janet Way

The crown of the tree appears to be glowing in the sunshine. It looks like it hasn't quite made up its mind whether it is summer or autumn.


America’s Diplomats – Film and Discussion Thursday at Shoreline Community College

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shoreline Community College's Global Affairs Center presents:

America’s Diplomats – Film and Discussion
September 29, 2016; 6:30 -- 8:30 pm
Shoreline Community College, Room 9208 (map)
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133

U.S. Ambassador Roger Meece (retired)
Paul W. Neville, International Affairs Director, City of Seattle
(active U.S. Foreign Service Officer)

Kate Kuo, Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
(former employee of U.S. Agency for International Development)

AJ Rei-Perrine, Senior Consultant at Loft9 Consulting
(former U.S. FSO)

A 54 minute documentary film focusing on the challenges and dangers that Foreign Service Officers face, as well as on less visible consular and commercial duties they perform.

Afterwards a top-rate panel of experienced diplomats and international specialists will discuss the film, including topics not addressed, and take your questions.

NOTE that this event begins at 6:30pm, in order to accommodate viewing the film and having a good discussion.

Corrected room number 9-26-2016


Haunted Trails at Bastyr University in Kenmore

Dates for Bastyr University's 2016 Haunted Trails are October 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd!

Haunting begins at 7 pm and tickets are only $20.
Trick or Treat for tots starts at 5 pm and is $5 (and doesn't include the scary stuff).

Bastyr University is located in Kenmore at the top of the hill on 14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore 98028 in property adjacent to St. Edwards Park.


Register now for Ask the (Medical) Expert Oct 6 at Aegis of Shoreline

Pinky Agarwal, MD
Ask the Expert, Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10 - 11am, at Aegis of Shoreline, 14900 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

NorthWest Parkinson's Foundation (NWPF) presents a new education series: Ask the Expert.

Ask the Expert is an open-ended Q/A series during which YOU will have the opportunity to ask questions of medical and healthcare professionals. 

This month's expert: Pinky Agarwal, MD

There are two ways to Ask the Expert:
  1. Come to Aegis of Shoreline (registration)
  2. Watch online (sign in)

Please register before the event. This October 6 program is offered at no cost thanks to our sponsor, Aegis of Shoreline, and the generosity of our donors.


Democrat Kagi, Republican Schirle give views on money for schools

By Evan Smith

Incumbent Democratic 32nd District State Rep. Ruth Kagi and Republican challenger David Schirle recently shared far different views on what the legislature should do to meet the State Supreme Court’s order to provide full support for basic education. Both have sent responses to a question about how the legislature should pay for public schools.

Kagi and Schirle will meet on the November ballot to represent the 32nd District, which includes the city of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas, south Edmonds, the city of Lynnwood, part of Mountlake Terrace.

Here are the candidates’ statements in the order that their names will appear on the ballot and in the voters’ pamphlet:

Ruth Kagi
Ruth Kagi (Prefers Democratic Party)—

Although the Legislature has increased funding to K-12 schools by $2.8 billion in the past three years, the challenge faced by the next legislature is to fund teacher compensation and local levies -- without decimating other important services. Cutting our early learning, mental health, child welfare and other supports for children and families to fund education would be self-defeating.

There are many possible approaches to addressing the funding problem. Levy reform, which would distribute funding more equitably to districts across urban and rural areas, is part of the solution but must be combined with new revenue to assure urban districts are not damaged.

Several revenue options to fund our schools passed the House previously, raising over a billion dollars by closing tax exemptions (including the water-bottle and out-of-state sales-tax exemptions), extending the B and O tax surcharge, and closing some business tax exemptions. I also support a capital gains tax on the top 5 percent of our wealthiest residents to fund education. Washington has the most regressive tax system in the country, and is one of seven states without a capital gains tax.

All sides must be willing to compromise to reach a solution that fully funds education.

David D. Schirle
David D. Schirle (Prefers Republican Party)--

The State is supposed to fund education. The legislature already is funding education. The Supreme Court has decided that they did not spend enough money. Does anyone else see what’s wrong with that picture? Can the Court legally do this? Should the court do this? NO!

The question being asked is what would I do about funding education. Well we are funding education already. But our Supreme Court has decided that the State Legislature has not met its obligations. The answer seems simple enough. The court does not fund anything. Nor can it decide if something is being funded properly. Not too much or too little. They do not have the authority. They should not have the authority. This is why we have the legislature: To pass Laws and to fund those laws. In this matter the legislature should basically ignore the court.

Do we need to spend more on education? Of course the answer will always be YES. But we are limited. There is only so much money. I think there is much wrong with how we are educating. But money alone will not fix those problems. There must be a shift in how we solve the problem first.

Evan Smith can be reached at


Grand Opening of the Everett Clinic in Shoreline

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

The Everett Clinic celebrated the grand opening of its Shoreline Clinic on Saturday, September 24, 2016 with an open house and tours of the facility.

Patient care begins on Monday, September 29.

Everett Clinic
Photo courtesy Everett Clinic

Located at 1201 N 175th St, the Everett Clinic is 40,000 square feet, with primary care, walk-in clinic, lab and x-ray services, vision center and care from several medical specialty providers.

“We’re extending our family of primary care and specialty care providers into the Shoreline community to serve patients’ needs and provide excellent patient care,” said Cindy Bowers, medical director of The Everett Clinic Shoreline, an urgent care physician and member of The Everett Clinic’s Clinical Leadership Board.

Medical receptionists are ready to check in patients.

The City of Shoreline, Trader Joe’s, Mud Bay, One Cup Coffee, King County Library2Go and Dale Turner Family YMCA helped welcome the Clinic to the neighborhood.

Activities and info booths marked the day

Family-friendly activities including music, games, face-painting and a photo booth were provided along with free refreshments such as popcorn and sno-cones.

“We are excited to welcome The Everett Clinic to Shoreline,” said City of Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts. “Not only will it provide excellent and convenient healthcare to Shoreline residents close to home, but it will also bring close to 200 jobs to our community.”

Spacious interior

In addition to family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics providers, the Shoreline Clinic will have specialists in behavioral health, allergy and asthma, dermatology, OB/GYN, occupational medicine, optometry, pulmonary and sleep medicine, podiatry and physical therapy.

The clinic will be open Monday through Saturday with evening hours. Patients may call 206-401-3200 to book appointments in advance or go online for more information.

For urgent care, the walk-in clinic will be open 8am – 7:30pm weekdays and 9am – 7:30pm Saturdays and Sundays.


The Shoreline Clinic is modeled after The Everett Clinic’s Smokey Point Medical Center which opened in 2012 in Marysville and has earned honors for its patient-centered healthcare design. The construction project team includes Seattle firms Pacific Project Management, ZGF Architects and Abbott Construction. ZFG and Abbott built the award-winning Smokey Point clinic.


Cartoon by Whitney Potter

Previous cartoons by Whitney Potter can be found under Features 
in the first column of the front page of the Shoreline Area News


Citizens' Commission meeting cancelled for Sept 27

The Lake Forest Park Citizens' Commission will not be meeting this 4th Tuesday of September, to plan the ST3 Forum for next month (October).

Residents are encouraged to attend the (Special) Additional Planning Commission Meeting in Lake Forest Park, to continue working on the Tree Ordinance Update during the 6-Month Moratorium.


Seattle Wind Symphony opens season on Oct 15 at Shorecrest PAC

Seattle Wind Symphony 2015

The Seattle Wind Symphony has begun rehearsals and booked out space at both Shorewood and Shorecrest high schools for this season.

Their first concert is October 15 at 7:30pm at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online for BanDancing.

The band plays dances from around the world with music by Shostakovich, Susato, Grainger, and more. The concert features Seattle Wind Symphony principal saxophonist Dieter Rice playing Four Pictures from New York by Molinelli.

Folk Dances........Dmitri Shostakovich
Edited by Robert Reynolds
Four Pictures from New York........Roberto Molinelli
Selections from The Danserye........Tielman Susato
Arranged by Patrick Dunnigan
Shepherd's Hey........Percy Aldridge Grainger
English Dances........Malcolm Arnold
Arranged by Maurice Johnstone
Danzón No. 2........Arturo Márquez
Transcribed by Oliver Nickel
The Footlifter........Henry Filmore
Featuring Dieter Rice, saxophone

This year, we'd like to extend a promotion to our friends in Shoreline - $2 off of individual concert tickets if your readers enter the code SHORELINE in the discount code field at checkout.

Looking ahead, they are incorporating a holiday concert into this season's program on December 10. Details will be published at a later date.


Author events at Third Place Books - murder, kid science, and parenting

Murder mystery in the Idaho mountains, making science fun for children, and tool to meet your parenting challenged - all next week at Third Place Books. Town Center, upper level, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way in Lake Forest Park.

Julie Weston
Basque Moon (Five Star)
Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm

In her second adventure, 1920s photographer Nellie Burns heads into the Idaho Mountains with her black lab, Moonshine, to take photos for a railroad's travel brochure. They tag along with a sheep rancher and his Basque herder. When they arrive at the camp, they find murder.

Lynn Brunelle
Big Science for Little People (Roost)
Thursday, September 29 at 7pm

Make your child's first forays into science fun! 52 clever and easy experiments for things that will zip, zoom, and fly, and fizz, bubble, and burst. For children ages 4 to 8.

Patty Wipfler
Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges (Hand in Hand)
Saturday, October 1 at 6:30pm

Offers a new and practical understanding of children’s emotions and upset moments, and shares effective tools for easing the stress of parenting during even the most challenging interactions parents face each day.


Food trucks week Sept 26 to Oct 2 -different cuisine every day

Don Lucho's Chicharron sandwich has Lightly fried pork, lettuce,
yams, Sarza Criolla and Rocoto or Aji Amarillo sauce

Ridgecrest Public House Week Food Truck Schedule
Sept 26 -Oct 2, 2016
5 - 9pm

The Ridgecrest Public House at 5th NE and NE 165th sponsors food trucks outside their business every day of the week.

Those over 21 are welcome to bring their food inside the Pub to eat. And you can take in a movie at the Crest movie theater after you eat.

Outdoor seating is available at nearby picnic tables.

Ridgecrest Public House Food Truck Schedule 5-9pm daily:

Mon 9.26: Anchor End Pretzel Shoppe - sands on soft pretzels

Tue 9.27: Don Luchos - Peruvian flavored sands

Wed 9.28: Napkin Friends - home of the latke press sand

Thu 9.29: The Peach and The Pig - pork, chicken, mushroom sands, cooked veggies

Fri 9.30: Streetzeria - a dozen different pizzas

Sat 10.01: Chezbogz - homecooked Filipino food from a family owned and operated business

Sun 10.02: Nimmerdogs - fully loaded hot dogs

Stop inside and get a bouquet of dahlias in return for a donation to the Senior Center.


Crime in Shoreline week ending 9-19 - drive by shooting and hot dogs

Selected items from the Shoreline Police blotter week ending 9-19-2016.

Drunks picked up at Chase Bank, Woody's Tavern, park bench at 155th and Aurora, and Trader Joe's parking lot and taken to detox.

9-11  Transient eating from dumpster in Polaris apartment complex Trespassed.
9-11  Homeowner left house for limited time and burglar got in through the doggy door at 147xx 22nd Ave.
9-11  19 year old male reported that his mother threatened him on Facebook.
9-11  Homeowner out for the evening. Burglar forced door at 178xx 24th Ave NW and stole a rifle.
9-12  Person stopped for bicycle violation was in possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.
9-12  White male driving a dark Blue Scion exposed himself in front of a minor female at 76 Station on 15th NE.
9-12  Homeless man sleeping under building at Sunrise Dental on Firlands.
9-12  Male sleeping in vehicle at Brown Bear carwash was a convicted felon with a pistol and drug paraphernalia.
9-12  House broken into again at 12xx N 171st - side door kicked in.
9-12  Fireworks confiscated from three juveniles at Brugger's Bog.
9-12  Heroin addict Trespassed from Walgreen's after attempted shoplift.
9-14  Neighbor dispute - mental complaint. Man reported dispute with two neighbors after he confronted one eating a hot dog. (sorry - that's all the information provided).
9-14  Forced entry burglary through window at 23xx NE 168th.
9-14 Apple iPad stolen from unlocked apartment at Meadowbrook.
9-14  Unknown subjects fired multiple gunshots rounds at house 180xx 12th NE. Resident did not know who and declined to assist in investigation.
9-15  Disorderly subject Trespassed from Shari's after trying to pay with an empty gift card.
9-16  Woman accidentally locked out of condo with 8 month old baby inside.
9-17  Subject exposing himself inside JoAnn Fabric store.


Shoreline City Council to hammer out final rezone for 145th subarea

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Just one of the dozen and a half amendments
proposed to the Planning Commission rezone
which will be argued at City Council Monday

Shoreline City Council Meeting
Monday, September 26, 2016 – Regular Meeting 7:00pm
City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline 98133

Agenda Highlights - Link to full Agenda
  • Proclamation of Safe Shoreline Month
  • Adoption of Ordinance Nos. 750, 751, 752, and 756 – 145th Street Station Subarea Plan Package and Amendments to Development Regulations Related to Light Rail Station Subareas (145th and 185th)
Comment on Agenda items by email. Comment in person at the meeting.

The packet for the meeting contains numerous proposed zoning map amendments. Starting with page 15 you will find Potential Amendment maps A through M. Each map has the recommendation from the Planning Commission, with a second map showing proposed amendments from one or more councilmembers.

During the meeting you can expect to see adjustments to the proposals, combinations of proposals and adjustments, and potentially expansion of the proposed areas.


Solarize Shoreline workshop Tuesday Sept 27

Solarize Shoreline Workshop, Tuesday September 27, 7 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline City Hall Council Chamber, 17500 Midvale Avenue N

Have you ever thought about putting solar panels on your house or business, but weren’t sure how to proceed? 

The Solarize Shoreline campaign is here to help. 

Find information and register online for a workshop on Tuesday.


Help prevent flooding and protect Shoreline water quality - Adopt-A-Drain Program

Shoreline drain with medallion
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline

Leaves, pine needles, trash, and snow accumulate on top of storm drains, blocking rain water from entering, and sometimes causing large puddles to form in our neighborhoods.

City crews sweep streets to keep drains clear, but the City could use your help!

During the months of October through March, residents can volunteer to “adopt” a storm drain or multiple drains, and remove leaves and other debris after storm events. It’s also a great way for students to fulfill volunteer requirements.

By joining the Adopt-A-Drain Program you help:
  • Prevent localized flooding in your neighborhood.
  • Improve traffic flow and maintain pedestrian access, especially for children and the elderly.
  • Protect fish and other wildlife by keeping pollutants from entering streams, lakes, and Puget Sound.

New participants that do not have their drains already marked will have medallions installed in spring / summer.

Learn more about the program or sign-up here or call Surface Water Utility at 206-801-2450.


Photos: SW Football vs Everett 9-23-16

Shorewood's Matthew Bangsberg trips Everett's wide receiver Elijah Ross-Ruter and saves a touchdown in first quarter action.

Photos by Wayne Pridemore

Shorewood football played Everett Friday night 9-23-2016 at Shoreline Stadium. Final score Everett 28 - Shorewood 7.

T-Bird Skyler Hammer gets away a pass before getting nailed. 

Shorewood's Devin Diaz carries  the ball as Alex Tsolmon #3 and Cody Lashley #79 lead the way.

Shorewood's Jorik Thorkildsen attempts to catch a pass in the end zone before the Everett defender knocks the ball away.

T-Bird Christo Brandt carries the ball around the left end and into the secondary of the Gulls.


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