FOUND: Missing man last seen in 14200 block of Linden Ave N was found 12 hours later

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Michael, 67 yo, 5'8" has dementia

MISSING: Michael, 67 y/o, 5’8”, black/gray hair, gray beard, and brown eyes. Has dementia and diabetes.  Last seen wearing a dark gray jacket w/ multi-colored shirt, pinstripe dark blue pants, and dress shoes. Last seen in the 14200 block of Linden Ave N. Please call 911 if seen.

Notice posted 5:27AM Sunday April 30, 2023

UPDATE: 12 hours later at 5:41 PM, Seattle police posted a notice that Michael was found, and is safe.


Gloria's Critters: Cross my heart and hope to die, photog, I am not here to eat the bird food!

Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

(Well, gosh, she’s so endearing; I’ll put out some extra nuts:)

--Gloria Z. Nagler


Inslee signs laws to protect reproductive health and gender-affirming care

Gov. Jay Inslee signs abortion and gender affirming care policies at a bill signing ceremony on the University of Washington campus in Seattle on April 27

The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision last year overturned Roe v. Wade and unleashed a multi-pronged attack on reproductive freedom nationwide. But states like Washington are fighting back to protect the right to abortion, gender-affirming care and other health freedoms.

On April 27, 2023 Gov. Jay Inslee signed five bills that will protect access to a common abortion medication; enhance data privacy for people who share their health information with third party apps; protect Washington patients and providers who may face legal threats from other states; protect providers’ licenses; and eliminate out-of-pocket costs to make abortion access more equitable.

“The right of choice is an issue of freedom,” Inslee said. “Health care must remain the providence of individual Washingtonians. These laws will keep the tentacles of oppressive and overreaching states out of Washington.”


Canon Carla Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia will be in the pulpit at Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore

On Sunday, May 7, 2023, Canon Carla Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia will preach “The Way, the Words, and the Works’ at Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, Washington. 

Services are at 8:00am and 10:30am. To see Jesus is to see the way of God. To hear Jesus is to hear the words of God. To follow Jesus is the to do the works of God.

About the sermon, Canon Robinson says, “I’ll be waltzing my way through this sermon. I’ll be cuttin’ a rug in the chancel, as we follow along in our dance with the Spirit.”

More information here

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 NE 181st St Kenmore, Washington

All are welcome at Redeemer:
All races
All religions
All countries of origin
All sexual orientations
All genders

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.


May author events at Third Place Books

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

May schedule of author events at Third Place Books on the upper level of Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park.

Please note: all times below are Pacific Time.
Both virtual and in-person events require registration in advance. Unless ticketed, events are free and open to the public. See for details.
() – denotes ticketed event
() – denotes event for children or middle grade readers
Monday, May 1 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Beth Bentley Memorial Reading
Missing Addresses
An evening of readings in honor of Seattle poet Beth Bentley, from her posthumous collection Missing Addresses. Bentley's wide-ranging poems reflect on her deep love of art and philosophy, crystalline remembrances of family, and on the lives of cultural figures from history.
Wednesday, May 3 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Wayne Flynt
Afternoons with Harper Lee
Imagine sitting with an esteemed writer on his or her front porch somewhere in the world and swapping life stories. Dr. Wayne Flynt had the opportunity to do just this with Nelle Harper Lee, developing a friendship that blossomed over a dozen years.
Saturday, May 6 at 11am (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Storytime with Barbara Davis-Pyles and Liz Wong
Nobody Likes Frogs: A Book of Toadally Fun Facts 
The author/illustrator duo present their humorous nonfiction picture book that cleverly puts the reader in the role of the "expert" to educate a persnickety turtle about the amazing amphibian known as the frog.
Monday, May 8 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
David Moinina Sengeh with Hanson Hosein 
Radical Inclusion: Seven Steps to Help You Create a More Just Workplace, Home, and World 
An inspiring young leader’s moving call to action—and the first title from Melinda French Gates’s imprint Moment of Lift Books. Radical Inclusion is the dramatic narrative of Sengeh’s drive to guarantee pregnant girls’ right to an education in Sierra Leone.
Tuesday, May 9 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Craig Romano
Day Hiking Central Cascades, 2nd Edition
The Central Cascades are packed with wildlife, geological diversity, and opportunity for adventure. This new and improved edition focuses on the best day hikes to be found between the Sultan Basin and Wenatchee, and around Blewett Pass, Chelan, and more.
Wednesday, May 10 at 6pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Claribel A. Ortega with Margaret Owen
The Golden Frog Games (Witchlings 2)
Every four years, the Twelve Towns gather for a legendary magical tournament—the Golden Frog Games. Get ready for more magic, mayhem, and monstruos! From the author of Frizzy and Ghost Squad comes the sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Witchlings. 
Thursday, May 11 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Dean King
Guardians of the Valley: John Muir and the Friendship that Saved Yosemite 
The dramatic and uplifting story of legendary outdoorsman and conservationist John Muir’s journey to become the man who saved Yosemite, a journey he takes with his longtime editor Robert Underwood Johnson, an elegant and influential figure at The Century magazine.
Monday, May 15 at 6:30pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Local Author Open Mic
Calling all local writers and poets! Come share your work and develop your craft with other local authors on the third Monday of every month. For consignment requests, see for details.
Tuesday, May 16 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Margaret Owen with Kendare Blake
Painted Devils  
After accidentally starting a cult and invoking the wrath of the gods, a scam artist must fight to save everyone she has ever loved in this sequel to Margaret Owen’s YA fantasy Little Thieves. Kendare Blake, author of All These Bodies, joins in conversation.
Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30pm (livestream)
Tom Hanks
The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece: A Novel  
Presented by Seattle Arts and Lectures
Academy Award-winning actor, screenwriter, producer, and author Tom Hanks discusses his new novel, about the making of a star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film and the humble comic books that inspired it. In-person tickets sold out. Livestream options available.
Thursday, May 18 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Heidi Gustafson with Melonie Ancheta
Book of Earth: A Guide to Ochre, Pigment, and Raw Color  
Part anthropological study, part art book, and part how-to, Book of Earth immerses you in the world of ochre, a naturally occurring mineral used to make pigment. Each chapter delves into author Heidi Gustafson’s rare pigment archive and provides a thorough exploration of natural color.
Sunday, May 21 at 11am (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Storytime with Sy Montgomery and Matt Patterson
The Book of Turtles
From naturalist and National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery and illustrator Matt Patterson comes an ode to one of the most diverse, fascinating, and beloved species on the planet: turtles. 
Monday, May 22 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Joe Ide
Fixit: An IQ Novel
In the sixth installment of Ide's "superb" series (Washington Post), the relentless, hard-bitten PI, Isaiah Quintabe is faced with a nightmarish scenario when the love of his life is kidnapped by a maniacal hitman who bears a grudge against him.
Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Darin Shuler
Dog & Hat and the Lunar Eclipse Picnic: Book No. 2
Frog & Toad meet Elephant & Piggie meet Bill & Ted in this wonderfully strange and funny book about best friends on a cosmic adventure. In Shuler’s second Dog & Hat book, the titular characters search for some dreamy moon magic
Tuesday, May 30 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Danielle Parker with Maya Prasad
You Bet Your Heart
A riveting, swoon-worthy teen romance centered on two high achievers fighting for the title of high school valedictorian and falling in love along the way. Maya Prasad, author of Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things, joins in conversation.
Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Jeannine Gailey
Flare, Corona: Poems
Local poet Jeannine Gailey reads from her new book of poems. Against a constellation of solar weather events and evolving pandemic, Flare, Corona paints a self-portrait of the layered ways that we prevail and persevere through illness and natural disaster.


Bacterial infection kills seven patients at downtown Virginia Mason

Klebsiella pneumoniae
A bacterial infection at the downtown campus o Virginia Mason Hospital has infected 31 people to date and killed seven of them.

According to Seattle / King county public health:

Klebsiella pneumoniae are common bacteria that can be part of the normal bacteria living in our bodies, including in our intestines. 

However, sometimes the bacteria can enter a part of the body where it is not normally found and can cause infections such as urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, and pneumonia.

In healthcare settings, the bacteria can spread through person-to-person contact, often from contaminated hands. 

This can happen if you touch someone who has the infection and don’t wash your hands well afterward. Additionally, the bacteria might contaminate environmental surfaces, such as medical equipment like ventilators or catheters. Bacteria can then spread from the equipment to the patient.

One of the reasons Public Health is concerned about the bacteria circulating in this outbreak is because it has a specific enzyme that breaks down common types of antibiotics, making them ineffective.

Seattle / King county public health has issued a Q/A which can be read here.


Shoreline Track Invitational April 29, 2023 results

The Shoreline Track and Field Invitational was held at Shoreline Stadium on Saturday, April 29, 2023 with athletes from 62 teams participating.

In the Combined Team Scores Shorewood came in at #8 and Shorecrest at #29. 
  • Shorewood Women ranked #5 and Shorecrest Women placed #45.
  • Shorewood Men placed #32 and Shorecrest Men were at #19


King County Library System to discontinue late fines for overdue items

Shoreline Library photo by Steven H. Robinson

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — April 27, 2023 — Beginning May 9, the King County Library System(KCLS) will stop charging late fines for library items that are overdue. They will also clear all late fine accruals from patron accounts. KCLS’ Board of Trustees approved these changes on April 26.

Last year, the Board asked staff to analyze the impact of late fines. KCLS staff gathered and reviewed relevant data for six months, and presented their findings to the board on March 29.

The presentation included the following highlights:
  1. Late fines worsen inequality and discourage library use. Individuals with low-income and limited access to transportation and technology are most impacted.
  2. Late fines generate little revenue. In recent years, fines made up less than 1% of KCLS’ operating budget.
  3. Late fine revenue continues to decrease over time. This trend correlates with patrons’ interest in more digital and fewer physical items. Digital titles return automatically and do not accrue late fines.
  4. Collecting fines from patrons also has costs. Associated expenses include staff time, payment processing fees, printing notices and more.
  5. A majority of peer libraries have eliminated late fines.
Local King county libraries: Richmond Beach, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore.

Replacement fees are different from late fines. If library materials are more than 60 days overdue, they are considered lost. KCLS must still charge replacement fees for lost, damaged and missing items, as required by state law.

Founded in 1942, the King County Library System (KCLS) is one of the busiest public library systems in the country. Supporting the communities of King County (outside the city of Seattle), KCLS has 50 libraries and serves nearly 1.6 million people.


Help choose which art piece to add to city's collection

Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Welcome to the selection process for a new piece of art for the Shoreline Portable Works art collection. 

With your selection of one of these pieces of artwork you can assist us in selecting an artwork to add to the Shoreline Portable Works Art Collection. 

Once preferences are tallied the Arts and Culture Committee will bring this selection to the Parks Board for approval of purchase.

Vote for one of these artworks, by Vincent Keele, to be added to the Portable Art Collection.


Scene on the Sound: The Ever Learned on its way to Taiwan

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Photo by Lee Wolfe

On Friday, April 28, 2023 the Evergreen container ship “Ever Learned” sailed past Richmond Beach enroute to Taiwan.

Its bright colors of red and green were a vibrant contrast to the blues of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

--Lee Wolfe


Artist reception Friday, May 5, 2023 at Red Sky Gallery for May Flowers exhibition

Please join us next Friday night at the Red Sky Gallery in Lake Forest Park, May 5, 2023 from 4:00-7:00pm for the opening reception party of the May Flower show! 

At least 13 artists will have work on display for the entire month of May. 

The Gallery is located on the upper level of Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE in Lake Forest Park.


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Shepherds

Previous cartoons by Whitney Potter HERE


RBCC Players present Treasure Island

The RBCC Players present Treasure Island, a short, two-act musical adaption for the whole family.

  • Friday May 5 at 7;30pm
  • Saturday May 6 at 2pm and 7:30pm
  • Friday May 12 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday May 13 at 2pm and 7:30pm
General admission $10  Tickets on sale here


Shorewood Softball vs. Lynnwood 4/27/23

Varsity softball
Shorewood vs. Lynnwood 
at Meridian Park 4-27-23
Shorewood 13 - Lynnwood 1

Pitcher(s) and Catcher(s) 
  • Lynnwood: Nyree Johnson, Kali McCloud (3) and Briar Knoth (catcher)
  • Shorewood: Ellie Van Horn (8 K's) and Riley Wheaton


  • Malina Holden 2-3 (2B)
  • Nyree Johnson 1-2 (3B)
  • Ashara Taylor 1-2
  • Lillian Perrault 1-2 (2B)
  • Avery Grutz 2-4 (2B)
  • Yuri Siler 2-4 (2B)
  • Rose Gallagher 1-1 (2B)
Coach Paul Jensen


Crisis Care Centers levy passing with 56% approval

The King County Crisis Care Centers levy returns are holding steady at a 56.6% approval rate as of Friday, April 28, 2023. The levy only needed 50% to pass.

County Executive Dow Constantine's office released a statement

"King County Executive Dow Constantine applauds the approval of the Crisis Care Centers initiative, a nine-year levy that will create a regional network of five Crisis Care Centers, restore and increase mental health residential treatment beds, and invest in the people who do the difficult, important, and historically underpaid work of providing mental health and substance use disorder services.

"Building upon the unanimous support of the King County Council and city leaders from across the region, voters’ approval of the levy’s generational investment in places for people in crisis to go will create more capacity in hospitals and create therapeutic alternatives to jail. The Crisis Care Centers levy will begin collections in 2024 and is the most significant local investment in behavioral health facilities in county history."

Now approved, the Crisis Care Centers levy will:
  • Create Five Crisis Care Centers: Distributed geographically across the county, the centers will provide walk-in access and the potential for short-term stays to help people stabilize, depending on needs, with one center specifically serving youth.
  • Preserve and Restore Residential Treatment Beds: Slow the loss of residential treatment options that provide behavioral health supportive housing or a psychiatric residential treatment bed for longer-term stays with supports.
  • Invest in the Behavioral Health Workforce: Create career pathways through apprenticeship programming and access to higher education, credentialing, training, and wrap-around supports. It will also invest in equitable wages for the workforce at crisis care centers.
More information here


Jobs: Lake Forest Park Court - Court Administrator

We’re looking for a skilled, team-oriented individual to join our organization as a Court Administrator within the Municipal Court.


Shorecrest athletes excel in Water Polo and LaCrosse

Lacrosse captain Ami Miller #99

By Shorecrest Athletic Director Alan Bruns:

In addition to our Shorecrest athletic teams, we also have athletes excelling in other areas, such as on the Shorecrest club water polo team, and on the Shoreline lacrosse team. 

Hats off to these Shorecrest athletes!

WATER POLO: This season has been great so far! They won their game against Roosevelt 8-1 on Friday which solidified their spot at the Division 2 Championship. 

Audrey McLaughlin, Hazel Andersen, Eliana Harrick, Clara Pettiross and Jackie Deiparine are the top scorers. 

Senior night is May 8, 2023 at Innis Arden Swim club at 4:45pm against Northshore.

LACROSSE: Shorecrest has a number of boys playing for the local Shoreline Lacrosse program. After nine games, the 2023 Shoreline lacrosse season so far has been led almost entirely by Shorecrest students.
  • Ami Miller ’23 (captain) - 57 points, 45 goals, 12 assists, 26 ground balls
  • Kai Sokolowski ‘26 - 45 points, 26 goals, 19 assists, 47 ground balls
  • Pearse Kelly ’24 (captain) - 32 points, 28 goals, 4 assists, 31 ground balls
  • Gus Hamilton ’24 - 96 Ground Balls, 16 points, 10 Goals, 6 Assists


Housing in Shoreline - City of Shoreline looking for participants for facilitated small group discussions

*IMPORTANT* If you have already registered for this workshop, please re-register! A technical issue prevented us from getting your contact information so we aren't able to reach you.

The City of Shoreline is looking at ways to have more housing choices in more places in the coming years. 

"We'd love to learn about your priorities, needs, and concerns for housing in our community!"

They are looking for eight to twelve people to participate in a facilitated, small group discussion:

Thursday, May 4: Young adults between the ages of 18 and 36 who rent their housing and currently live or are interested in living in Shoreline.

Wednesday, May 9: People who work frontline jobs, such as teachers, food service works, laborers, childcare providers, etc., who live or work in Shoreline.

  • The sessions may happen virtually or in person, depending on the preference of the group.
  • Participants are eligible to receive a $75 gift card!
  • We are prioritizing space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and other people from historically marginalized communities. 
  • Registering does not guarantee a spot, and you may be waitlisted.


ShoreLake Arts Creative Space survey for local artists

ShoreLake Arts and Artspace launch an online survey to determine space needs for artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses, a crucial step towards developing affordable artist housing and arts space in Shoreline.

ShoreLake Arts, in partnership with Artspace, the nation’s leading developer for the arts, has announced a major online survey of artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses interested in living or working in Shoreline. 

Survey results will help define the size and nature of the market for a proposed, affordable housing and creative workspace facility that includes a home for ShoreLake Arts. The survey is a crucial step in the predevelopment of this project.

Visit to take the survey.

Artists and creatives participating in the Arts Market Survey can express their space needs and preferences for the proposed Shoreline project. Artspace will use the survey to identify the types and number of spaces needed by artists and arts organizations in Shoreline, and the amenities and special features that are of interest to them.

The survey is the second phase of a scope of work that began in September 2021, when an Artspace team conducted a Preliminary Feasibility Study for the proposed project. 

If the survey identifies a market for an Artspace project and ShoreLake Arts decides to proceed, survey results will inform both the project concept and site selection. Survey results are a critical piece for both identifying the need and securing funding to move forward with the project. It will also inform design and programmatic decisions, such as square footage, parking, types of creative spaces to include, rents, etc. 

Artists who take the survey have the option of being among the first to be informed of project developments, including leasing opportunities.

ShoreLake Arts serves residents of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park by producing culturally rich, quality arts programs that intrigue diverse audiences of all ages, always seeking to nurture artists and art lovers alike as they explore, enjoy, and connect through art, art-making, and art education. 

Artspace is a non-profit organization that uses the tools of real estate development to create affordable, appropriate places where artists can live and work. The organization owns and operates 58 artist communities in 43 states, including 4 in the state of Washington


Gloria's Birds: Sure, photog, if you've got a spoon, I'll give it a try

Friday, April 28, 2023

Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

 Tired tongues are an occupational hazard for Pileated Woodpeckers, y'know.

--Gloria Z. Nagler


Monday deadline for bands to enter Battle of the Bands

Don't miss out! ShoreLake Battle of the Bands' submission deadline is Monday, May 1. (That's Monday, Monday, Monday!)

ShoreLake Arts' Battle of the Bands returns to Lake Forest Park this August! 

Selected bands of all genres will battle it out to win recording studio time at the world-famous Robert Lang Studios, top music gear from Mackie, cash prizes and more.

This unique competition provides these up-and-coming musicians a platform for their music and a unique pathway to build their musical skills and network with industry professionals. Get your applications in today!

Use the QR code or go to the website


Free Metro pass for Seattle / King County clinic at Seattle Center Friday - Sunday

Do you need a ride to the Seattle/King County Clinic

The event started Thursday, April 27, and runs through Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Get a FREE King County Metro Transit day-pass to get to and from the Seattle/King County Clinic

*Please note that this ticket is not valid on Sound Transit LINK or express bus service.


A special storytime Saturday at Third Place Books

A special storytime this Saturday April 29, 2023 at 11am on Indie Bookstore Day

Third Place Books welcomes Kobi Yamada for a reading of his illustrated picture book, Maybe.

The New York Times bestselling author shares his story about the unbound potential you hold inside. 

With striking, realistic illustrations, it's a reminder that you were meant for incredible things. 

And maybe, just maybe, you will exceed your wildest dreams.

This event is free and open to the public. Young readers welcome, and a special arts and craft project will follow after the storytime.

Kobi Yamada is the creator of many inspiring books, including New York Times best-selling What Do You Do With… series and Because I Had a Teacher. 

He is also the president of Compendium, a company of amazing people doing amazing things. Kobi feels grateful to share his life with his loving family in the Pacific Northwest where he can look out and catch a glimpse of the marvelous every day.

The book can be purchased at the store, which is located on the upper level of Town Center at the intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE in Lake Forest Park.


Latvian Center Spring Rummage Sale Saturday and Sunday near Northgate

Annual Latvian Center Spring Rummage Sale
Saturday, April 29, 2023 9am - 5pm
Sunday April 30, 2023, 9am - 2pm

The Latvian Association of Washington State is pleased to bring back its Annual Rummage Sale!

Two days only. Saturday, April 29th (9-5) and Sunday April 30th (9-2)

Come shop for collectibles, household items, clothes, books, toys, jewelry and much more!

Coffee bar and Latvian snacks too. 

All proceeds go to the yearly operating budget to maintain the Latvian community center.


Inslee signs laws to protect reproductive health and gender-affirming care

Gov. Jay Inslee signs abortion and gender affirming care policies at a bill signing ceremony on the University of Washington campus in Seattle on April 27. Photo courtesy Governor's Office.

Washington’s nation-leading efforts to stem the attack on choice now include enhanced data privacy, shield laws for providers and patients, and reduced costs

The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision last year overturned Roe v. Wade and unleashed a multi-pronged attack on reproductive freedom nationwide. But states like Washington are fighting back to protect the right to abortion, gender-affirming care and other health freedoms.

Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed five bills that will protect access to a common abortion medication; enhance data privacy for people who share their health information with third party apps; protect Washington patients and providers who may face legal threats from other states; protect providers’ licenses; and eliminate out-of-pocket costs to make abortion access more equitable.

“The right of choice is an issue of freedom,” Inslee said. “Health care must remain the providence of individual Washingtonians. These laws will keep the tentacles of oppressive and overreaching states out of Washington.”


Update from Bothell Police: 5 armed juveniles arrested in Shoreline were wanted for a string of armed robberies

Bothell Police patrol vehicle with visible damage
after collision with suspect vehicle. Photo courtesy Bothell Police.
Shoreline Police, assisting Bothell Police, captured all five suspects after they crashed their vehicle at 183rd and Sunnyside Ave in Shoreline and four of them fled into residents' backyards.

Bothell Police released current details.

At 3:25am on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, three Bothell Police Officers in two patrol vehicles were involved in a pursuit of a vehicle used in a string of overnight armed robberies across King County.

Bothell Police Patrol Officers first spotted the vehicle near the intersection of NE 145th St and Juanita Woodinville Way NE. The pursuit continued onto westbound SR 522/Bothell Way.

During the pursuit, multiple shots were fired from the suspect vehicle. No officers or bystanders were injured. Officers did not return fire.

The pursuit ended when the suspects ditched the vehicle in Shoreline and fled on foot.

By 9:00am, with the assistance of multiple agencies, five suspects were under arrest, and taken into custody by Bothell Police.

The suspects are all juveniles, ranging in age from 15 to 17 years old. Three of the suspects are male, two are female. All were transported to the King County Juvenile Detention Center.

Officers recovered one stolen vehicle along with other evidence, which includes two firearms (one stolen) which were tossed into a resident's yard.

This remains an active investigation. The current charges from Bothell Police are preliminary and related to eluding, driving a stolen vehicle, and multiple shots fired from a vehicle.

The Bothell Police Department is grateful for the multi-agency partnership that resulted in the April 26 arrest of five suspects. Bothell Police Officers and Detectives continue to work closely with other agencies pursuing their own investigations, which may result in additional charges and arrests.


WinCo homicide was deliberate, not part of a carjacking - update from Edmonds Police

Victim was buying groceries at WinCo at 220th and Hwy 99 in Edmonds

The stabbing death of a man in Edmonds and theft of his car was initially assumed by Edmonds police to be a carjacking. (See original story)

Investigators, helped by multiple witnesses in the grocery store parking lot where the incident took place on April 19, 2023, were able to quickly locate and arrest 43-year-old Ian S. Bramel-Allen for first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. He was taken to Harborview with self-inflicted wounds and turned over to the custody of Edmonds Police.

The victim's vehicle was found abandoned in Seattle and was impounded for evidence.

In an update on April 27, Edmonds Police say that it was a targeted attack on the victim by the suspect, Ian S. Bramel-Allen, who only stole the white Kia Sorento after stabbing the victim multiple times.

The car had been loaned to the victim by the owner's daughter, who is also acquainted with Bramel-Allen. The victim had been allowed to use the vehicle to go to Winco for food.

A review of surveillance footage showed Bramel-Allen entering the parking lot on foot, walking over to where the victim had parked the Kia, and appearing to open a passenger side door, finding it locked.

Bramel-Allen then walked to the front of Winco and sat outside the exit. After a short time, he moved and settled behind a retail kiosk near the exit doors, out of view of people exiting the store. 

A few minutes later Bramel-Allen followed a male leaving the store into the parking lot. That unknown male was wearing similar clothing as the victim. After following him out into the parking lot and realizing it was not the victim, Bramel-Allen returned to the front of the store and again stood behind the retail kiosk.

A short time later, the victim exited the store carrying a brown grocery bag. Bramel-Allen followed him into the parking lot while keeping both hands in his sweatshirt pocket(s). Bramel-Allen maintained a distance of approximately 20-30 feet behind the victim as they walked. 

When the victim got within a few feet of the Kia Sorento, the car's lights flashed, apparently unlocking. Bramel-Allen then ran at the victim and attacked him. The attack continued for approximately eighteen seconds before BramelAllen, and the victim separated. 

The victim collapsed on the ground in the parking lot. Bramel-Allen returned to the Kia Sorento, got in the driver's seat, and backed out of the parking spot. Bramel-Allen drove past the victim, still on the ground, before leaving the parking. 

It was apparent the attack was not random, and Bramel-Allen appeared to have been waitingfor the victim to exit the store. 

How Bramel-Allen found the victim at the Winco is part of the ongoing investigation.

Bramel-Allen remains under guard at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Once medically cleared, he will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail for first-degree murder and first-degree robbery, and Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

Anyone with information about the incident or Bramel-Allen's whereabouts before or after the incident can contact Detective Patrick Clark by email at or by calling 425-771-0285.


Celebrate the LFP Climate Action Committee at Third Place Commons Breakfast on May 25, 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Third Place Commons invites you to the annual community breakfast for a fun-filled celebration of our shared community that raises vital funds for Third Place Commons and its flagship program, the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market.

This year’s event, which takes place on Thursday, May 25th, celebrates the joy of being “Back in the Commons Again” for the first in-person breakfast since 2019.

One of the highlights of this popular event is the presentation of the Friends of the Community Award, which will be given this year to the Lake Forest Park Climate Action Committee.

This group of dedicated community volunteers has been working tirelessly the last few years to shift dialogue, policy, and action toward a more sustainable future for us all. Join the festivities on May 25th at 7 AM to learn more and honor this impressive bunch of movers and shakers.

Past recipients of the award have included the Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park, the Friends of the Lake Forest Park Library, Shorecrest High School arts leaders, Shoreline Area News editor Diane Hettrick, and community activist and Third Place Commons founder Anne Stadler.

In addition to the award presentation, the event will feature a fast, fun live auction and a delicious breakfast courtesy of Honey Bear Bakery.

Don’t miss this joyful reunion with a vibrant community of friends, neighbors, and local leaders. Visit the event page to learn more or get your tickets now for the big event!

Third Place Commons – a vibrant and welcoming community gathering spot for neighbors from throughout North King County – is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that creates real community in real space by hosting hundreds of free events each year and presenting the LFP Farmers Market from May to October. 

Learn more at


County councilmember in Washington D.C. to meet with legislators

County Executive Dow Constantine, Senator Patty Murray, Councilmember Rod Dembowski
in Washington D.C.

County Councilmember Rod Dembowski, who represents District 1 on the King county council, is in Washington D.C. along with County Executive Dow Constantine to meet with Washington congressional representatives to discuss King county issues.

Rod said, "An honor to congratulate Senator Murray on 10,000 votes cast on behalf of Washingtonians. We are so fortunate to have her in the US Senate working for us."

Sen. Murray was recently named Senate pro tem, which places her fourth in line for the presidency, after the President, the Vice President, and the Speaker of the House.

Dembowski represents most of the cities in north King county.


Ken Jennings at Lake Forest Park with new book - 100 Places to See After You Die: A Travel Guide to the Afterlife

Ken Jennings in conversation with Tom Nissley
100 Places to See After You Die: A Travel Guide to the Afterlife
Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 7:30pm, Lake Forest Park

Celebrate Father's Day with New York Times bestselling author, legendary Jeopardy! champion, and host Ken Jennings

Third Place Books welcomes author Ken Jennings—host of Jeopardy! and the gameshow's Greatest of All Time—to the stage at Lake Forest Park!

Hilarious travel guide to the afterlife, exploring destinations to die for from literature, mythology, and pop culture ranging from Dante’s Inferno to Hadestown to NBC’s The Good Place.

Ever wonder which circles of Dante’s Inferno have the nicest accommodations? Where’s the best place to grab a bite to eat in the ancient Egyptian underworld? How does one dress like a local in the heavenly palace of Hinduism’s Lord Vishnu, or avoid the flesh-eating river serpents in the Klingon afterlife? 
What hidden treasures can be found off the beaten path in Hades, Valhalla, or NBC’s The Good Place? Find answers to all those questions and more about the world(s) to come in this eternally entertaining book from Ken Jennings.

100 Places to See After You Die is written in the style of iconic bestselling travel guides—but instead of recommending must-see destinations in Mexico, Thailand, or Rome, 
Jennings outlines journeys through the afterlife, as dreamed up over 5,000 years of human history by our greatest prophets, poets, mystics, artists, and TV showrunners. 
This comprehensive index of 100 different afterlife destinations was meticulously researched from sources ranging from the Epic of Gilgamesh to modern-day pop songs, video games, and Simpsons episodes. 
Get ready for whatever post-mortal destiny awaits you, whether it’s an astral plane, a Hieronymus Bosch hellscape, or the baseball diamond from Field of Dreams.

Fascinating, funny, and irreverent, this light-hearted memento mori will help you create your very own bucket list—for after you’ve kicked the bucket.


Learn about Community Land Trusts at NUHSA'a online Lunch and Learn

North Urban Human Services Alliance will sponsor an online session about Community Land Trusts (CLT) as part of Affordable Housing Week on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 12:00 – 1:30pm

Nationally noted Community
Land Trust Advisor

Join us as we learn about CLTs as part of Affordable Housing Week!

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) build permanently affordable homes that build wealth for first time home buyers, including those who have been shut out of ownership due to historic discrimination and gentrification.

CLTs are private, 501c3 non-profit community organizations that work with communities to help preserve their culture/values while also supporting equity and deep investments in environmental sustainability.

Executive Director of Homestead
Community Land Trust

Kathleen Hosfeld, Executive Director of Homestead Community Land Trust and Erika Malone, National Community Land Trust Advisor

The 8th Annual Affordable Housing Week is a series of education and advocacy events highlighting the role affordable housing plays in stabilizing our communities. 

Each year, NUHSA partners with Housing Development Consortium and others to bring together elected officials, city/county staff, advocates and residents to create momentum for investments and policies to ensure affordable, thriving and equitable communities


Workshop held for women interested in careers in firefighting

Participants in Future Women in EMS and Fire workshop
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire

Eastside Fire and Rescue held a workshop on April 22-23, 2023 for women interested in learning more about careers in Emergency Medical Services and Firefighting.

This was the 8th time that Eastside Fire and Rescue hosted a Future Women in EMS and Fire Workshop.

The workshop gave women ages 18 and older the opportunity to have hands on experience of what it’s like to be a firefighter!

The five instructors. career firefighters now, were past participants in these workshops!

If you or someone you know would like to participate in the next workshop and are eligible, applications will be available for our October workshop soon.


Reception celebrates opening of Small Business Development Center at Shoreline Community College

l-r Nate Daum, John Norris, Sheryl McGrath, Jennifer Shelton,
Cindy Ryu, Tim Norton, Jack Kahn. Photo courtesy SCC.
The grand opening of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) office at the Shoreline Community College business center was celebrated with a reception on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Partners from the Chamber, College, City and Legislature gathered together to support local business

Leaders shown in the photo L-R
  • City of Shoreline Economic Development Program Manager Nathan Daum
  • Shoreline Assistant City Manager John Norris
  • Washington State Director of the SBDC Sheryl McGrath
  • Business Advisor for the Shoreline Area Jennifer Shelton
  • Representative Cindy Ryu 
  • Shoreline Chamber Economic and Government Affairs committee member Dr. Tim Norton
  • Shoreline CC President Dr. Jack Kahn

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