Human Services Provider Transportation Forum, Tuesday, September 28

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Panel of transportation experts
A panel of transportation experts helped representatives from human service agencies, the faith community, immigrant and refugee groups, city government, transportation advocates and senior housing providers met at Shoreline City Hall to learn about the transportation resources available in King and Snohomish Counties. 

The scope of services covered included the major public systems, Sound Transit, METRO and Community Transit in Snohomish County as well as services provided by private non-profit agencies such as Senior Services Volunteer Transportation Program, Northshore Senior Center, Hopelink and SNOTRAC. Specialized transportation programs such as ACCESS, for the elderly and disabled, transportation for Medicaid clients to medical appointments.

The Hyde Shuttles, a relatively new program of Senior Services in North King County, operates within Shoreline and Lake Forest Park and provide rides for anyone 55 and older or disabled Monday through Friday from their home to destinations within the two cities. The program has been well received and some attendees were advocating for expansion to Lake City and North Seattle so that residents of those areas could access Shoreline services such as the senior center. Residents wanting more information about the Hyde Shuttle or to schedule a ride may call 206 727-6262.

The focus of the Forum was the transportation needs of the special populations that human service agencies serve including low income, the elderly, youth and disabled, who together comprise about one-third of the Puget Sound Region’s population. During the question and answer period panelists responded to questions and concerns from the audience and provided valuable insights on how to advocate for improving transportation programs.
The Forum also gave participants a preview of what the future holds for transportation in North King County. In 2013 Bus Rapid Transit will begin on Aurora. This service will operate like a subway with passengers prepaying for service and rapid exit and entry through large sliding doors onto level platforms. By 2023 Sound Transit is proposing to expand the light rail system from the University District to Shoreline and Lynnwood.
The first meeting of the North King County Mobility Coalition was announced at the Forum and will be held on November 9th (more information to follow). The Coalition will work to foster coordination between human service agencies and transportation providers with the goal of improving mobility for older adults, children and youth, people with disabilities, low income individuals and families, immigrants and refugees and others with transportation challenges.

The Forum was sponsored by the King County Mobility Coalition, the Eastside Easy Rider Collaborative and the North Urban Human Service Alliance. For more information contact Michelle Zeidman, Mobility Manager, King County Mobility Coalition.

--From George Smith, Human Services Planner, City of Shoreline


On the Nov. 2 Ballot -King County candidate and measures


Prosecuting Attorney (Partisan Office, 4-year term)

Dan Satterberg (Prefers Republican Party)

County Charter Amendment No. 1 - Amendments to the Preamble - To specify the local and regional role of county government and clarify the purposes of county government.

County Charter Amendment No. 2 - Amendment of Section 690 - Campaign Finance – To specify that timely filing of a statement of campaign receipts and expenditures with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission satisfies the filing obligations of the King County Charter.

County Charter Amendment No. 3 - Collective Bargaining - To allow the King County Sheriff to serve as the County’s collective bargaining agent for all department of public safety issues except for compensation and benefits, which would continue to be bargained by the county executive.

County Proposition No. 1 - Sales and Use Tax for Criminal Justice, Fire Protection, and Other Government Purposes - To authorize King County to fix and impose an additional sales and use tax of 0.2%, split between the County (60%) and cities (40%). At least one-third of all proceeds shall be used for criminal justice or fire protection purposes. County proceeds shall be used for criminal justice purposes, such as police protection, and the replacement of capital facilities for juvenile justice.


North City Comfort Outreach Free Coat & Blanket Day October 10

On Sunday, October 10, from 10 am to 2 pm, New Hope Seattle is telling its congregation, “Don't go to church.”  But they’re not just taking a break. Instead, the whole church will be leaving the building on this day to serve in the community as part of a national event called Faith in Action.

New Hope Seattle is partnering with Frank Lumber, a Shoreline business, to do a coat and blanket giveaway, while serving soup and sandwiches in their parking lot in the North City area.  

The purpose of Faith in Action is to directly touch lives, work as a community, and move away from just going to church to becoming the church.
Want to donate?
Accepting new and gently used (cleaned) coats and blankets
for men, women and children. Please bring only coats and blankets to this drive. Goodwill and Deseret Industries would gladly accept any other clothing donations you have. 

Bring your coats and blankets to the following locations:
  • Frank Lumber, 17727 15th Avenue NE, Shoreline
  • Blu Café (behind New Hope Church), 19350 Firlands Way N, Shoreline (Café is in lower parking lot)
For more info, contact Pam Jackson, 206-335-1605.


October activities at the Senior Center

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center is located at 18560 1st Ave NE, 
Suite 1, Shoreline 98155, 206-365-1536.

Karaoke/BINGO, October 8 
Come join the fun at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center on October 8. Be a winner! There is a $30 payout for regular games, but Special Games are a split the pot. Enjoy some nachos or tarts, plenty of cold beer, wine and soft drinks to quench your thirst. There is something for everyone to enjoy; ages 21 or over. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and for only $10.00 (cash only) you will receive a packet of 8 BINGO games to play. Special games sold for $2.00 each. Our new Karaoke vendor is great fun! Reservations are recommended but not required. Seating fills up quickly, so be sure to come early: the first game starts at 7:10 p.m.

Birthday Lunch on October 14th 
The Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center provides a free lunch for current members celebrating their birthday. Entertainment, birthday cake and prizes are part of the fun. The Birthday Lunch meal will be: Italian Pot Roast, Roasted Potatoes 2/Red Onion and herbs, String Bean Medley, Focaocca bread, Mixed Melon Salad and of course Birthday Cake!

Heritage Meal
The special Heritage Meal on October 18th will be German Style Meatballs, served with Egg Noodles, Hot Potato Salad w/Bacon, Sweet and Sour Vegetable, and Apple Strudel. We will have special entertainment for this luncheon. Lunch starts at 11:45 but be sure to come early to make sure you have a place to sit, this will be a very popular meal.

Special Spooky Halloween Lunch will be held on Thursday Oct. 28th
Come and enjoy lunch with all your “spooky” friends. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume. A prize for a free lunch ticket to the next Heritage meal will be given for the best costume. You will get to enjoy: Cauldron Coffee, Swamp Soup, Spooky Spaghetti with Eyeballs, Graveyard Grass, Tombstones, and Headless Pumpkin Pie! A MEAL NOT TO BE MISSED! The entertainment will be provided by our very “scary” Senior Singers, singing your favorite Halloween songs.

Special Digital Photo Class, Wednesday, October 6th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Photography Specialist, Herb Johnson, from the Mountaineers, will give a presentation on using your camera creatively. He will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of point and shoot and digital SLR cameras. The session will include image presentations with camera demonstrations of lens and camera controls. The session will finish off with recommendations for documenting your vacation or photographic field trip, including which equipment to bring along as well as ideas to make sure your images will stand out. Call or drop by the Senior Center to sign up for this class.

PROBUS Invites (Everyone is welcome) Tuesday, October 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How’s your memory doing? Do you think that your memory is playing tricks with you or that it could use a tune-up? Then join Scott Theisen, MSW, MPH, for this fun and informative session about memory. In addition to learning about normal changes in our memories, he will also share tricks and techniques that improve our memories and make for better thoughts about ourselves.

Beat the Bug Flu Vaccination Clinic
Flu shots will be provided at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center on Monday, Oct 4th and Wednesday, Oct 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This season’s vaccine will be administered in one shot and will protect against the H1N1 virus and two other seasonal flu viruses. To help us prepare for the upcoming flu season, Swedish Visiting Nurse Services (SVNA) will be offering this flu vaccination clinic.

Fee Schedule:
  • Influenza Vaccination $28
  • Pneumonia Vaccination $60
  • Medicare Part B None
  • Other Major Insurance accepted: Regence, Secure Horizons, Aetna, Premera, Pacific Care (through Secure Horizons) AARP.

Holiday Bazaar, Nov 5th and 6th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days

The very popular Senior Center Holiday Bazaar with over 20 Arts and Crafts vendors, a Bake Sale, Rummage Sale, and Silent Auction will be held. Lunch is served both days. There will be a free door prize opportunity for $250 just for attending the Bazaar and filling out a raffle ticket. One ticket per participant. The winning ticket for the cash prize and the beautiful Holiday Bazaar quilt will be picked on Saturday at the end of the bazaar.

If you are interested in helping out, the Center still needs donations for the Rummage Sale, baked items for the Bake Sale, and items for the Silent Auction. If you know any businesses or organizations that would be willing to offer an item for the Silent Auction, please let Judy or Jon Ann know. (206 365-1536) All of the proceeds go directly to support of the Senior Center.

Dental Care:
The Center is offering dental hygiene services through All Smile Dental Hygiene Services. This is a fee based service with appointments open for the 1st Friday of each month. No medical coupons or sliding scale as rates are lower than most dentists. Appointments will be taken at the Center’s Reception Desk or call 206 365-1536.

Computer Bank Charity
This organization places refurbished computers with people who have a low income. To apply write a brief letter explaining why you can’t afford a new computer and send it to: CBC, PO Box 55441, Seattle, WA 98155 or send an e-mail to Include your mailing address and phone number.

The three new evening dance classes at the Senior Center have gotten off to a good start:

Hawaiian Hula: Mondays, 6:00-700 P.M.
Travel to the islands through dance which you learn the art of Hawaiian Hula. Women and men of all ages will feel the benefits as this social art form introduces dancers to new friends, broadens their cultural horizons and helps develop their coordination, grace, flexibility and stamina. Learn the motions and steps of a descriptive dance and some Hawaiian vocabulary. Fee: $8 for members, $10 for non-members

Zumba Gold: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Zumba Gold is based on the popular Latin dance workout of regular Zumba without all the jumping and twisting, more of a low-impact “Ditch the Workout, Join the party” concept. Simple dance routines will be done that will use samba, meringue, salsa, chacha, tango and even some Flamenco. Lots of fun, coordination and a good cardiovascular workout. Wear flexible, yet supportive shoes, (no rubber soles) and loose, comfortable clothing. Fee $10 per class or a ticket for 6 classes for $50. Minimum number of students 6.

Belly Dancing Basics: Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Exercise to the art of Belly Dance, learning the grace and fluid movements to help tone, strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and balance; gentle on the body. Wear comfortable dance or exercise clothing. Fee: $7.00 for members, $9.00 for non-members


Richmond Beach Library - October children's activities

Olive, star of Octo-Fest

Richmond Beach Library Calendar of Events
October 2010
Children and Families

Pajamarama Story Times
Wednesday, October 6, 13 and 20, 7pm
All young children welcome with parent or caregiver.
Wear your pjs and join us for books, stories and songs!

Toddler Story Times
Thursday, October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:15am
Ages 24 to 36 months with adult, siblings welcome.
Join us for books, finger plays, stories and songs just for toddlers!

Preschool Story Times
Thursday, October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 11am
Ages 3 to 6 with adult, siblings welcome.
Enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement with other preschool pals as we continue to celebrate the alphabet. This is a great way to get your child ready to read!

Thursday, October 7, 12:15pm
Music, poetry, art and storytelling celebrating octopus and other sea-faring folks.
Please call the library for schedule of entertainment.

The Magical Adventures of Aquifer Man
Saturday, October 23, 3pm
Presented by Jeff Evans.
Ages 5 and older.
Faster than a jet of water, more powerful than a raging river and able to leap small streams in a single bound, Aquifer Man shares ways to protect and conserve water using feats of magic and wizardry.

Sponsored by the City of Shoreline Parks and Recreation.
The Green Bird
Monday, October 25, 7pm
Presented by Oregon Shadow Theatre.
Ages 4 and older.
In a story told with music and shadow puppets, a boy is transformed into a fortune-telling bird by an evil magician. A brave girl embarks on a journey to save him and encounters fantastic characters and scenes from Mexico’s rich folkloric tradition.

Performance held in a darkened room and is not appropriate for very young children.

Happy Pumpkin Stories
Wednesday, October 27, 7pm
NON-SCARY stories for Halloween! Wear a costume and join the parade in the library, followed by stories, songs and finger plays for little ghosts and gobbl'uns.

Read to Me!
Through May 2011.
Newborn to age 5 and their caregivers.
Read together for 20 minutes for 20 days in a month, and bring a completed Read to Me form to the library to select a free prize book!

Ask at the Information Desk for more details. 


On the Nov. 2 Ballot: Federal Offices

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

U.S. Senator (Partisan Office, 6-year term)

  • Patty Murray (Prefers Democratic Party)
  • Dino Rossi (Prefers Republican Party)

U.S. Representatives (Partisan Office, 2-year term)
Congressional District 1

  • Jay Inslee (Prefers Democratic Party)
  • James Watkins (Prefers Republican Party)

Congressional District 7

  • Jim McDermott (Prefers Democratic Party)
  • Bob Jeffers-Schroder (Independent - No Party


On the Nov. 2 Ballot: State Ballot Measures

Initiative Measure No. 1053
To restate existing statutory requirements that legislative actions raising taxes must be approved by two-thirds legislative majorities or receive voter approval, and that new or increased fees require majority legislative approval.

Initiative Measure No. 1082
To authorize employers to purchase private industrial insurance beginning July 1, 2012; direct the legislature to enact conforming legislation by March 1, 2012; and eliminate the worker-paid share of medical-benefit premiums.

Initiative Measure No. 1098
To tax adjusted gross income above $200,000 (individuals) and $400,000 (joint-filers), reduce state property tax levies, reduce certain business and occupation taxes, and direct any increased revenues to education and health.

Initiative Measure No. 1100
To close state liquor stores; authorize sale, distribution, and importation of spirits by private parties; and repeal certain requirements that govern the business operations of beer and wine distributers and producers.

Initiative Measure No. 1105
To close all state liquor stores and license private parties to sell or distribute spirits. It would revise laws concerning regulation, taxation and government revenues from distribution and sale of spirits.

Initiative Measure No. 1107
To end sales tax on candy; end temporary sales tax on some bottled water; end temporary excise taxes on carbonated beverages; and reduce tax rates for certain food processors.

Referendum Bill No. 52
To authorize bonds to finance construction and repair projects increasing energy efficiency in public schools and higher education buildings, and continue the sales tax on bottled water otherwise expiring in 2013.

Senate Joint Resolution No. 8225
Amendment to the State Constitution to require the state to reduce the interest accounted for in calculating the constitutional debt limit, by the amount of federal payments scheduled to be received to offset that interest.

Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution No. 4220
Amendment to the State Constitution to authorize courts to deny bail for offenses punishable by the possibility of life in prison, on clear and convincing evidence of a propensity for violence that would likely endanger persons.


Public meeting with Sound Transit Thursday, October 14

As part of the Sound Transit 2 plan approved by voters in 2008, Sound Transit is starting to plan mass transit between Northgate and Lynnwood with early scoping.

Public input received during this early scoping process will help identify the best way to serve Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.  Once construction begins, it will be too late to have any influence on the process.  Now is the time to make your opinions known.

Date: Thursday, October 14
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Presentations begin at 6:45 p.m.
Location: Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155
Shoreline Room, north end of building


Shoreline Library - Children's Programs in October

Shoreline Library.  Photo by Steven H. Robinson

When: Fridays, October 1, 15, 22, and 29, Noon
Where: Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th
Description: Chinese Story Time

Enjoy stories, culture and activities in Mandarin Chinese. For children who speak Chinese and those interested in the language! For ages 3 to 6 and families. For more information visit King County Library  or call 206-362-7550.

When: Fridays, October 1, 8, 15, and 22, 1:30pm
Where: Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th
Description: Spanish Story Time

Stories, songs and activities in Spanish! For children who speak Spanish and those interested in the language. For ages 3 to 6 and families. For more information visit King County Library or call 206-362-7550.

When: Tuesday, October 19, 11am
Where: Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th
Description: Hello House

Join Northwest singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for a guided musical tour though your house. Explore fun and easy ways the whole family can stay safe and go green! For ages 3 and older. Space is limited; first come, first seated. For more information visit King County Library or call 206-362-7550.

When: Thursday, October 21, 7pm
Where: Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th
Description: Rudyard Kipling's The Elephant’s Child – A Just So Story

Using physical comedy, puppets, masks, and old-fangled storytelling techniques, ‘theater simple’ will tell the story of the Elephant's child - with the help of the audience! This is an excellent introduction to live theater for the exuberant young person, and an exuberant event for the young-at-heart accompanying their smaller friends. For ages 2-8 and families. Space is limited; first come, first seated. For more information visit King County Library or call 206-362-7550.


SCC Players of the Week

Flavin, soccer. Photo by W. Tsoi
Flavin Named SCC Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Sophomore Kevin Flavin was named SCC Men's Soccer Player of the Week as the forward from Oak Harbor High School scored two goals on Saturday to help SCC tie Wenatchee Valley CC in extra time. Flavin scored the tying goal in the 94th minute and gave SCC its first non-loss of the season. SCC is 0-6-1 overall, 0-3-1 in the Northern Region.

SCC plays the Community College of Spokane on Saturday, at the SCC Soccer Field, game time is 2:00 PM.

Stoeve, volleyball. Photo by W. Tsoi
Hannah Stoeve Named SCC Volleyball Player of the Week

Freshman Hannah Stoeve from Shorewood High School was named SCC Volleyball Player of the Week as she led to the Lady Dolphins to a 1-1 record last week with a 5 game loss to Edmonds CC and a 3 game victory over Bellevue College. Stoeve had a kill percentage of .250 against ECC and .677 against BC.

SCC is 11-7 on the season, 1-1 in the NWAACC Northern Region. The Lady Dolphins plays at Everett CC on Wednesday night and hosts Whatcom CC on Friday at 7:00 PM in the SCC gym.

Carly Thompson, soccer. Photo by W. Tsoi
Carly Thompson Named SCC Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Carly Thompson, a sophomore mid-fielder from Kamiak High School was named SCC Women's Soccer Player of the Week for her strong play in SCC's victory over Wenatchee Valley CC on Saturday. Carly directed the offense that ripped WVCC for four goals on Saturday as SCC moved its record to 3-3-1 on the season, 1-3-1 in the NWAACC Northern Region.

SCC plays the Community College of Spokane on Saturday at Noon on the pitch at the SCC Soccer Field.


Choir of the Sound Season Tickets 2010-2011

Choir of the Sound is a unique show/performance choir located in Shoreline.

Tickets for Choir of the Sound's upcoming season are now available for purchase on the COTS website or at

Early buyers can take advantage of a discount of almost 20% for the three show package.
Tickets can be purchased for a Saturday night series or a Sunday matinee series.

  • Holiday Concert
    • Saturday, December 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    • Sunday, December 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    • Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
    • 15343 25th Avenue NE, Shoreline
  • Classical Concert
    • Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    • Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    • 6215 196th Street SW, Lynnwood
  • Spring Pops Concert
    • Saturday, June 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    • Sunday, June 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    • Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
    • 15343 25th Avenue NE, Shoreline

COTS was founded in 1977 by Robert Metzger as the Shoreline Community College Chorale, and assumed its present name in 1980. Judy Filibeck took up the COTS director baton in 2003, and since then has increasingly challenged the choir to work at a high musical level, focusing on blend, precision, and demanding literature. The Choir’s mission is to provide an outlet for musical expression and to provide artistic performances that are educational, stimulating, and enriching to the cultural life of the community.


Animal control removes dog from Shoreline home

King County Animal Control Officers removed Lucky the dog from his home on Wednesday morning around 10:00 a.m. after he was voluntarily surrendered by his owner.

Regional Animal Services acted on a tip when neighbors called the pet hotline on Thursday, and officers responded by visiting the home for the first time that same afternoon. After posting notices at the home requesting the owners contact Regional Animal Services and not receiving a response, officers applied for a search warrant to gain access to the property, and received the warrant around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Midday on Tuesday, the owner contacted field officers to begin a conversation about possibly surrendering the dog. The dog was surrendered Wednesday morning and taken to the Kent Animal Shelter where he will receive a full veterinary exam.

This case is one of 36 active cruelty/neglect investigations open in King County at the moment, and officers are responding to an additional 170 animal-related calls for assistance from the public. Pet licensing revenue partially pays for Regional Animal Services in King County, and when residents purchase a pet license, they contribute to funds that pay for cruelty and neglect investigations such as this.


Candidate forum for 32nd Legislative District on Wednesday, October 6

The Shoreline PTA Council Legislation is putting on a candidate forum for the general public on Wednesday, October 6, in the Shoreline Room (north end) of the Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155, from 5:30 - 9 pm with the forum from 7-8:30 pm.

The focus of the event is on the six candidates for the state legislature from the 32nd legislative district (which includes all of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park) and the format for the evening is designed to give voters both formal and informal time with the candidates.

All six candidates have confirmed their participation:

  • State Senator: Maralyn Chase and David Baker
  • State Representative Pos.1: Cindy Ryu and Art Coday
  • State Representative Pos.2: Ruth Kagi and Gary (G) Gagliardi

The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with candidates or their representatives available for informal conversations with attendees.

The formal event will be held from 7 - 8:30 pm. Candidates will be asked questions which they have not previously seen. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit written questions at any time during the evening.

From 8:30 - 9, the candidates will be available for informal, follow-up conversations.

Organizers hope that everyone will take advantage of this open access to the candidates and take the opportunity to meet the people who are running for office, three of whom will be representing us in Olympia next year.

Students and future voters are welcome.


Shoreline Police Blotter 9-12 to 9-21-2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

By Diane Hettrick, (New readers: the Categories are mine.)

Sneaking around in driveways and parking lots
9-9….180xx 14 NW. Car prowl. Took work folder from company vehicle.
9-14…204xx 19 NE, apartments. Car prowl.
9-18…183xx Dayton. Car prowl.

New Beginnings for domestic violence victims 24-hour help line 206.522.9472
9-11…13xx N 169. Boyfriend threatens girlfriend with utility knife, threw her across room, injuring her back. Destroyed property in the home.
9-14…185xx 3 NE. Domestic violence
9-15…18xx NE 177. Boyfriend drunk, breaking stuff, fighting with girlfriend. She scratched his face and left marks.
9-16…200xx NE 201 Pl, Ballinger Homes. Man grabbed woman choked her neck.
9-16…153xx 27 NE. Woman with knife threatened to kill husband and two children. Booked King County Jail.
9-20…East Storefront. Report that victim was slapped in face.

We need a Drunk Tank. Or maybe a Dunk Tank.
9-10…19900 Ashworth, Echo Lake Park. Drunks fighting park after dark.
9-12…N 175/Aurora. Traffic accident. One driver, DUI.
9-13…800 N 170. Traffic stop for poor driving. DUI drugs. $3,000 in cash.

Kid stuff (and probably some adolescent adults)
9-14…NW 190/20 NW. 17 year old male with no license took mom’s car without her knowledge to take his girlfriend to the beach.
9-14…5xx NE 165. Graffiti using white spray paint.
9-14…185xx Meridian. Driver offered three kids money to get in his car. Kids yelled. Man drove off.
9-15…193xx 2 NW. 11 year old boy fights with mom, breaks small garage window with broom handle.
9-17…18xx N 163. Juvenile runaway.
9-18…154xx 1 NE. Tagged slides at Twin Ponds park with markers.
9-21…15343 25 NE, Shorecrest. Student has marijuana and scales in back pack. Teacher could smell it.
9-21…15343 25 NE, Shorecrest. Principals caught four students smoking marijuana in South Woods.
9-20…15303 Westminster, NW School. Someone left a drug pipe. The school turned it in for disposal.

Harassment and fights and violence, oh my!
9-14…11xx N 192. Served two people at residence with anti-harassment order.
9-17…15500 15 NE, Fircrest parking lot. Protection order in effect but the two parties met in the parking lot and one assaulted the other.

Bargain shoppers
9-14…19022 Aurora, Aurora Rents. When equipment was not returned, staff discovered that the renter had used a stolen driver’s license.
9-16…18325 Aurora, Fred Meyer. Shoplifting.
9-17…15332 Aurora, Safeway. Shoplifted by hiding White Strips and razors in shirt.
9-17…3xx N 160 Pl. Bank fraud. $310.91.
9-17…15711 Aurora, Sears. Stole boots.
9-18…15801 Westminster, Marshalls. Shoplifted two shirts and a package of underwear. When confronted, returned the shirts and fled.
9-20…190xx Fremont. Stole paint sprayer from contractor working on a home.
9-20…18xx N 163. Lost wallet. Charges made on debit card.

Car and Driver
9-15…N 171/Ashworth. Abandoned car.
9-15…19xx Ballinger. Driving with suspended license. Driver arrested.
9-17…11xx N 165, Driving with suspended license. Several warrants.
9-18…19900 Aurora. Driving with license revoked.
9-18…146xx Corliss. Abandoned car.
9-21…NE 156/3 NE. Driving with suspended license.
9-14…174xx Aurora. Driving with suspended license. Passenger had misdemeanor warrant.

Burglaries and thwarted crimes
9-12…149xx Aurora. Call about burglary in process. No burglary but located suspects and one had brass knuckles.
9-13…186xx 16 NE. Residential burglary. Unlocked bedroom window.
9-13…178xx 1 NE. Citizen reported two people trespassing.
9-20…10xx NW 200. Suspicious car, late at night. Driver arrested on felony warrant.
9-20…16526 Aurora, Shoreline Motel. Two people arrested on warrants.
9-20…148xx 6 NE. Couple were at home when someone kicked open their door then fled.

I’m with Grandpa
9-12…175xx Corliss N. Custodial interference. Grandfather won’t give kids back to mother. Mother just finished five days in King County Jail.


Letter to the Editor: why we should care about the King County budget

To the Editor:

King County government is facing a $63 million budget shortfall for 2011. This is a critical decision-making time for our elected leaders and tough choices need to be made.

Why should you care about the King County budget? In more ways than most people realize, county services are a part of your day. How you get to work or school, the water you drink, the votes you cast, public parks, and response time for 911, are just a few examples of what the county does.

That is why Countywide Community Forums is providing both neighborhood-based forums and online tools for you to share your opinions with county decision-makers now through Oct. 17. This process is designed to give you an easy, educational, and enjoyable opportunity to be heard on important issues.

I have spent the past 40 years studying how we connect to each other and influence larger social trends through the choices we make. I am passionate about making the democratic process more accessible, and to see technology used in ways that strengthen our civic infrastructure. That is why Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants underwrites the Countywide Community Forums program. It is one of the ways we invest back into a community that has been so good to our family.

Join me in this important conversation about our community. You can take the online survey and learn more at or call toll free at (800) 369-2584.

Richard “Dick” Spady


High school boys' tennis: Shorewood 2 vs Meadowdale 5

WESCO 3A Boys Tennis

Shorewood 2 vs Meadowdale 5

The young T-Birds tennis team lost a hard fought match for first place in the WESCO 3A boys tennis league, Shorewood 2 and Meadowdale 5. Winners for the T-Birds were Miles Jamieson at number three singles and Trevor Cronin at number four singles. Hunter Nelson and Justin Oh played tough matches and took their opponents to three sets. Evan Strandberg and Nick Feller lost a close 4-6, 4-6 battle at number three doubles. Meadowdale is a talented and senior loaded team and they improved their record to 8-0 in league and 9-0 overall. Shorewood's record is now 7-1 in WESCO 3A and 7-2 overall and are in second place halfway through the season.

--Arnie Moreno


Zedashe Ensemble in concert Friday, October 1 at Shoreline UU Church

The Zedashe Ensemble from the Republic of Georgia will perform in concert this Friday, October 1, 7:30 pm, at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, 14724 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155. 206-363-7994.

They will perform traditional Georgian music, both secular and religious, featuring the ancient, haunting three-part harmony unique to the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia.

Accompanied by traditional Georgian instruments and two virtuosic dancers, the ten-person ensemble promises to transport you from the crags of the Caucasus Mountains in Svaneti to the shores of the Black Sea in Adjara to the vineyards of Kakheti.

Their songs reflect a range of rituals, from grape harvesting to the teaching of martial arts, to hymns from the Georgian Orthodox service. In addition to the collection and preservation of songs, Zedashe is dedicated to documenting the traditional context of the songs and maintaining the threads binding song and dance to every-day life.

Tickets can be purchased at BrownPaperTickets, $15 for adults; $10 for students and $20 at the door.


Dog, locked in Shoreline basement, could soon be rescued has a story about a Shoreline woman who locked her dog in the basement and has been gone for over two months.  A man comes by every few days and puts food inside the door but reportedly never cleans the dog's area or takes it outside.

Christine Lange of Animal Control said if negotiations with the dog's owner do not result in the dog voluntarily being placed with a rescue group, Animal Control is prepared to use the search warrant to remove him.


Inslee Safe Drug Disposal Act passes the US House of Representatives

On September 23, the US House of Representatives passed Rep. Jay Inslee’s (WA-01) Safe Drug Disposal Act, H.R. 5809, by unanimous consent. This important bipartisan legislation will break down barriers preventing communities from starting comprehensive and all inclusive drug take-back programs in accordance with Drug Enforcement Agency guidelines. Drug take-back programs provide communities with a safe, legal option for disposing unwanted or unneeded prescription medication.

“Passing the Safe Drug Disposal Act is a big win for Washington families,” said Rep. Inslee. “Prescription drug abuse is a growing plague in our communities. This week, nine middle school students in Bremerton were hospitalized after popping prescription pills some of the students brought from home."

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in Washington state and around the country. Between 1999 and 2006, the number of fatal poisonings involving prescription drugs more than tripled across the United States.

The Safe Drug Disposal Act would allow local agencies and organizations to set-up and run safe drug disposal efforts, like drop-off boxes and mail-in programs, in accordance with future DEA regulations.

Bartell Drugs provided the first take-back locations in Washington’s pioneering Unwanted Medicine Return program and continues to expand locations at its stores in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.


Take your unused prescription meds to Bartells

f you missed the opportunity to take your unused prescription meds to the police storefronts this last Saturday, you can still take them to Bartells, which has a permanent drop-off spot at their pharmacy.

The Shoreline webpage has the store hours, location, phone numbers, and store locator for other Bartells stores, all of which have the Take It Back program.

The Shoreline Bartells is located at N 185 between Midvale N and Aurora.


Destination: Sand sculptures on display at Federal Way until October 3

A SAN reader has alerted us that the huge, international sand sculpture contest which used to be held at Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia, is at Federal Way in South King County, through Sunday, October 3.

31510 20th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003. Directions. (Hint: it's not on the beach).

About 30 very large sculptures are on view, created by individuals, pairs, and teams. For more information and photos see the World Championship Sand Sculpture webpage. Admission is $8.


Have a Mid-Life Crisis with the Seattle Shores on Saturday

The Seattle Shores Sweet Adelines have a big production this Saturday, October 2, called "Once Upon A Mid-Life Crisis." It features both women and men in a cappella four-part harmony as Melody, the heroine, wends her way through a mid-life crisis filled with humor and song.

Saturday, 7 pm, Shoreline Community College Theatre, 16100 Greenwood Ave N. Tickets available at the door. 

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