|Rain City Rotary at Jacob's Well|
On October 19, 2013 members of Rain City Rotary had a service project at Vision House Jacob’s Well in Shoreline.
Shawnmarie Stanton said “I’m grateful we had the opportunity to contribute time and energy toward making these beautiful homes a reality. I’m truly impressed with the wonderful work Vision House has done and continues to do.”
Rain City Rotary meets most Thursday evenings at 6:30pm at Shoreline City Hall. For more information visit Rain City Rotary or call 206-367-3122.
Sarah-Ann Woodfield, Council Vice President of Advocacy stated: "The Shoreline Model is a reality because of Levy funds. These funds provide about 25% of the revenue for the District. State and Federal funding only provide 65% of the District budget. We endorse the upcoming levies while continuing to demand that the legislature fully fund basic education by 2018."
|Mayor Keith McGlashan presented a proclamation|
to Jenna Higgins, Recycling Coordinator
for King County Housing Authority
Photo by Devon Vose Rickabaugh
The apartment residents enthusiastically responded by recycling 41% of what they had previously been putting in the garbage. Typically, the average recycling rate in multi-family residences is only 25%.
”The core value of an asset management system is the ability to achieve operational efficiencies and cost-effective outcomes through management, tracking, and analysis of City assets and the work orders that guide the management of the assets. Inherent in all systems are both the tools that allow the work to be accomplished and the labor needed to accomplish the work. In this case, without the staff needed to implement and maintain the City’s asset management system, the value-added effectiveness of the tool will be significantly diminished.” Relph said the department does not have the staff now.
|by Sue Coccia © Earth Art International 2013|
"Since Donegan arrived as chief financial officer in 1997 and became president after the death of his predecessor in 2001, Ivar's has moved in a direction that has proven good for both its employees and its business. He looked at high employee turnover, running at more than 400 percent annually in much of the company and decided to emphasize good pay, benefits and even retirement plans for employees.
"While other restaurants pursue a path of low wages in a competitive and increasingly personality-based culture, at Ivar's, the philosophy is that the company knows its most important asset: Its workforce — not, as the saying goes, the valued customer. Long before Obamacare, the company began offering full benefits to part-time employees and it matches every contribution they make to their 401(k) plans with a 50 percent donation."
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|Photo by Anton Fomkin|
- Bob Francis, Acting Dean, Social Sciences Division, Shoreline Community College
- Tim Payne, Professor of Economics and International Studies, Shoreline Community College
Richmond Highlands man starts write-in campaign against unopposed Shoreline incumbent Councilman Hall
By Evan Smith
“Every homeowner in our neighborhood was against this, and we then learned that the city council changed the setback ruling -- building 15 feet from the curb was changed to zero feet,” he said. “We will be losing our big trees and gaining a giant wall right off the curb.
“The frustration only compounded when we were collectively ignored by the city council; they allowed the landowner to subdivide the property in order to move the building process forward and made no compromise on the setback ruling.
“Why was the city council more concerned about future residents than the current ones? My concern was simply to have sidewalks put in, since there would be more traffic, more cars, more visitors, more deliveries.
“Currently, residents and many Shorewood students literally have to walk in the street at points.
“I have since learned of other high-density apartment buildings being considered in regards to the vision of Shoreline. What never seems to get talked about is how current infrastructure will grow as the population does. I hope to live in Shoreline for a long time, and I selfishly have to think 15 years from now when my children will be walking home from school in what will be a much more crowded city with many more frustrated and speeding drivers.
“Receiving my ballot and seeing these same council members running unopposed was a final straw of sorts. This is not a proper democracy and officials can become apathetic if they feel there are no consequences to their decisions. What I have learned from listening to others is that this is a recurring problem. If elected officials do not proactively work to seek a common ground or a solution for the greater good, then the only thing left to do is protest, and that is why I come to you now to ask for your vote.
“Compromise is not a dirty word to me and greater efforts should be visibly made to find solutions to satisfy the constituency that one represents. Also, as the fifth and youngest child growing up, I know all to well what it feels like to be bossed and ignored. I have tried to fight the good fight ever since."
|SCC Basketball with Team NPIRE, |
an Australian Club Team, an opponent in 2012-13
Photo by Wilson Tsoi
|Hayley Warren, the NWAACC leading scorer, |
had four goals against Green River CC
Photo by Wilson Tsoi
|Photo by Wilson Tsoi|
The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is seeking information about a serial bank robber nicknamed the “Cyborg Bandit.”
The unidentified bank robber is believed to have robbed at least four different banks in the past two months, most recently in Bothell on October 23.
The subject may be a white male, between 5’9” and 6’0” tall, of thin build. During the robberies, he covered his face with a distinctive cloth and wore the hood of his sweatshirt over his head. He has also worn clear, latex gloves.
The subject is wanted for his alleged involvement in at least four bank robberies, generally taking place in late afternoon:
- September 24, 2013 (Tue) – Key Bank, Bellevue, WA
- October 2, 2013 (Wed) – Banner Bank, Woodinville, WA
- October 18, 2013 (Fri) – US, Shoreline, WA
- October 23, 2013 (Wed) – Whidbey Island Bank, Bothell, WA
Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the suspected robber should refrain from approaching him and is urged to contact law enforcement immediately.
Anyone with information that can help identify this individual is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000.00 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved. Callers may also reach task force officers Detective Mike Mellis at 206-263-2086 and Detective Steve Hoover at 425-452-7868.
The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force includes members from the FBI, Bellevue Police Department, Auburn Police Department, King County Sheriff’s Office, and Seattle Police Department.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
|Aargh, matey! These pirates proved their fearlessness|
by partaking in the ghoulish luncheon provided at
the Senior Center Halloween lunch.
Photo by Jon An Cruver
|June Robinson won the best costume prize|
Photo courtesy Senior Center
|Big Band Night at The Commons|
“We are so proud to offer additionally programming for this beloved music program,” said Tory Glossip, Senior General Manager for MMRS. “Working with Friends of Third Place Commons, has been a pleasure and we are confident the program will continue to be highly attended and receive support from the community.”
“The music program has received an enormous outpouring of support from the community and we are thrilled to see it expand,” said Constance Perenyi, Executive Director for Friends of Third Place Commons. “We look forward to continuing our support of local musicians and providing entertainment to the community.”
|The team at James Alan Salon and Spa raised over $25,000 |
for the Justice and Soul Foundation in 2013.
Matthew Fairfax, at left
“The team at James Alan Salon and Spa has always believed that it’s important to support the community that supports us, and we’ve always participated in fundraising and community service efforts as a way to give back. By partnering with the Justice and Soul Foundation, we have the ability to truly transform lives and provide a sustainable future to victims of sex trafficking. And though we may never meet the women we’re able to help, at James Alan Salon and Spa it’s a value to assist and support others when and where we can,” explained Salon Manager Kim Smith.
|Vince Santo Pietro|
finalist for state teaching award
“These amazing teachers are not only innovating in their own classrooms,” said State Superintendent Randy Dorn, “they are also inspiring innovation in their colleagues. The leadership and mentoring of teachers like these make Washington a standout in STEM education. Their efforts will benefit students for many years.”
“This program enables City Light to streamline the application process for customers who are most in need, allowing them to apply for the rate discount program at the same time as they apply for affordable housing,” City Light Customer Care Director Kelly Enright said. “This is just one part of the major effort underway as part of our Strategic Plan to assist customers who are having difficulty with their bills. We are also helping them better manage their energy use through home energy visits and other conservation measures.”
“It’s a win-win-win situation for our residents, our organization, and also for City Light,” said Tristan Heart Hunter, Portfolio Manager for Capitol Hill Housing. “It makes sense to enroll our residents into City Light’s Utility Discount Program at the time that they are signing their leases. We have already verified income eligibility at that point, and it allows our families to avoid another lengthy application process. We want people to be financially stable and be able to pay their rent and other bills on time; having access to City Light’s Utility Discount Program helps our residents achieve that.”
Wesco 3A South champion Shorewood doubles team to meet runner-up Shorecrest team Wednesday for district championship
Wesco 3A South champion Shorewood doubles team to meet runner-up Shorecrest team Wednesday for district championship; division champion Shorecrest singles player to play for district third place
|Shorecrest singles and doubles players with coaches|
at Wesco 3A South championships
Photo by Ned Sato
|Blindfold Gallery by Sue Danielson|
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
|Alien spacecraft - Photo by Frank Kleyn|
Frank Kleyn got the photographic evidence for a space landing in Saltwater Park. Last seen at Ronald Bog during Summerset Arts Fest, the craft was said to be piloted by space ponies.
|"Seasons" is a 1 year old female|
available for adoption
In celebration of National Cat Day, Seattle Humane is offering deep discounts for cats and kittens Oct. 29 through Nov. 3. The shelter is waiving fees on all cats one year and older, and kitten adoptions are only $50 (two for $90).
Looking for a snuggle bug, calm companion, or rabble rouser? We have the purrfect feline for everyone and our Adoption Advisors are great matchmakers.
All of our adult cats have been tested for Feline Leukemia/FIV. Adoptions also include 30 days of pre-paid health insurance, a collar and identification tag, and a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian.
Visit the website to take a peek at just some of the many kitties available for adoption and come see them all in person at the shelter in Bellevue.
Here's what's planned for the next Shoreline City Council meeting on Monday, November 4, 2013
|Jeff Otis, Financial Planner|
“Most of my clients are retirees,” Otis said. “I help them preserve the capital they have saved, to generate income, and to protect against inflation.” Otis works with Evergreen GaveKal in Bellevue, which manages over $1 billion in assets for more than 600 clients.
Inattention can be just as dangerous for pedestrians as it is for drivers. And as more teens tune into music, text, and check the Internet while on the go, they’re tuning out potential hazards — prompting the state Department of Health to ask kids to tune out those devices.
“Those texts and calls can wait, and kids can listen to music at other times,” said State Health Officer Dr. Maxine Hayes, a pediatrician. “It’s more important to walk safely. And if you’re driving, of course, keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.”
|One page of the Gospel of Matthew|
from the Lindesfarne Gospels
|Hand knit slippers are a very popular item from the Senior Center Handcrafters|
Photo by Jon Ann Cruver
|Photo by Steven H. Robinson|
Monday, October 28, 2013
|Defender hits the deck during a smashing Rat City charge|
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg
"This game [against Ohio] will make us or break us,." said Rat City's All-Star Skater, Jukesapose. "It's going to take a lot of work to beat Ohio and if we succeed there, then we get to face the no. 1 team in the world - Gotham Girls from NYC."
Frockt cites Advisory Vote No. 4, which reads as follows:
Advisory Vote No. 4 Senate Bill 5627The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, an aircraft excise tax on commuter air carriers in lieu of property tax, costing approximately $500,000 in its first ten years, for government spending. This tax increase should be:REPEALED _____MAINTAINED __
Frockt said last week that the ballot title takes the bill out of context.
“The advisory vote regarding commuter air carriers was essentially a tax swap -- trading one form of taxation for another -- that was either revenue neutral or marginally net positive (something like $400,000 over 10 years, as I recall),” he said. “Kenmore Air is the main beneficiary due to decreased paperwork it will have to file with the Department of Revenue even if they end up paying slightly more. They supported the change, and it passed with no controversy and strong bipartisan support. To me this was a non-controversial technical change that was necessary and the kind of thing that voters elect us to do in a representative system.”
He added, “The advisory system, certainly, as to something like this, is highly confusing and described without full context.”