Farivar's bill to eliminate statute of limitations for those who sexually abuse children passes House, Senate

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Rep. Darya Farivar D-46 Northeast Seattle
On February 29, 2024, the State Senate voted unanimously to pass House Bill 1618 addressing the impact of childhood sexual abuse and empowering survivors to seek justice.

The legislation eliminates the statute of limitations for recovery of damages because of childhood sexual abuse. 

It aims to unmask hidden predators, shift financial burdens from victims to perpetrators, and raise public awareness.

Representative Darya Farivar (D-Seattle), the sponsor of the legislation, shared that it “reflects a societal shift towards transparency and protecting children from sexual crimes.”

Farivar emphasizes the non-linear path to recovery, stressing the importance of empowering survivors to hold predators accountable. 

“This will fundamentally change the way Washington state handles childhood sexual abuse and force entities to come to terms with reality. The clock can no longer be run out and those who perpetrate the abuse, as well as those who allow it to happen, will be identified and held accountable.” added Farivar.

House Bill 1618’s vote from the Senate marks a pivotal moment in prioritizing justice and recovery for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

Rep. Darya Farivar, D-Seattle (46th Legislative District), represents northeast Seattle. She is the Vice Chair of the Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee, and a member of the Community Safety, Justice, and Reentry and Capital Budget committees.


Washington State Alpha Delta Kappa's Alpha Delta Chapter 2024 scholarship for future teachers

ALPHA DELTA KAPPA is an international fraternal fellowship of women educators established to promote excellence in education, support worthy community programs relating to education and families, and encourage world understanding.

The members of the Alpha Delta Chapter, organized in Shoreline in 1963, fund this $1,000 scholarship. 

Applicants should be seniors in the Shoreline District or Edmonds-Woodway High School who, at this time, plan to pursue a career in education. Applicants must demonstrate good character, achievement in academics, and participation in community service.


The following items must be emailed to alphadeltaadk@gmail.com by Friday, March 22, 2024.
Feel free to submit early. You will receive confirmation that we received it.
  • High School Transcript - Ask your high school to email a copy of your high school transcript to alphadeltaadk@gmail.com
You are responsible for emailing the following to alphadeltaadk@gmail.com as PDF documents.  
  • Applicant information
    • Your Name
    • Address
    • Phone (may we text you?) Email
    • Parent(s) Name(s)
    • Your High School
  • List of activities, honors/achievements, and service to the community
  • Essay - One page, double spaced essay of 200-300 words or less explaining why you would like to be a teacher and how your academic experiences, activities, and service to the community have contributed to your decision and preparation.
An Interview with members of the Alpha Delta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa will be arranged if you are a finalist.


Waterfront Seattle now installing park amenities

Photo copyright Tim Rice for Waterfront Seattle

Waterfront Seattle reports that exciting developments are underway for the future park. 

We are working on installing park amenities including planters, plants, bike racks, benches, swings, drinking fountains and more! 

These will join the over 30,000 new native plantings which have found their home along the waterfront just this winter.

We've come a long way in constructing the park since we began in July 2022. We look forward to sharing continuing progress as we introduce new park elements for all to enjoy before the end of the year!


Salomon bill to protect salmon from toxic chemical passes House, Senate

Sen. Jesse Salomon - 32nd LD
OLYMPIA – Legislation to protect salmon populations from a toxic chemical passed the House Thursday.

Senate Bill 5931 would designate all 6PPD containing motor vehicle tires a priority consumer product under the Safer Products for Washington Act, empowering the state Department of Ecology to do a review of tires containing the chemical and develop regulatory action.

6PPD is found in most, if not all, car tires. It has been used for over six decades to make the tires more flexible and slow their degradation. 

In 2020, research funded by the Environmental Protection Agency showed 6PPD-quinone — created when 6PPD reacts with ozone in the air — is the most common killer chemical for coho salmon. 

Studies have shown it can kill the salmon after only a few hours of exposure. The chemical makes its way into waterways through roadway runoff and has been found in many Washington rivers, streams, and the Puget Sound.

“6PPD is killing salmon and other aquatic wildlife at a concerning rate,” said Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), who sponsored the bill. “We’re spending billions of dollars to remove culverts, restore habitats, and protect our salmon populations; we need to ensure we aren’t sabotaging our restoration efforts by ignoring this clear threat.”

6PPD is the second most deadly toxin to aquatic creatures ever studied. The Institute for Fisheries Resources and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman’s Associations filed a lawsuit against tiremakers in 2023, alleging manufacturers violated the Endangered Species Act by using a known toxin.

The EPA also responded to a petition submitted by several Native American tribes calling for regulation, writing it is “necessary to initiate” risk management rulemaking under the Toxic Substances Control Act to “address the risk to the environment from 6PPD-

“Salmon have immense cultural, commercial, and economic importance to our tribal communities,” said Sen. Claudia Kauffman (D-Kent), a member of the Land Use & Tribal Affairs Committee and the Senate’s first Indigenous woman. “Tribes have already called on the EPA to address the deadly risk posed by 6PPD. We need to do our part in Washington to protect our salmon populations from this toxin.”

“In partnership with tribes and the USEPA, Washington state is doing groundbreaking research on 6PPD’s impact on salmon, installing stormwater retrofits to reduce its impact and developing safer alternatives to the chemical so we can ultimately end its use,” said Gov. Jay Inslee. “I’m thankful to Sens. Salomon and Kauffman for their leadership on this important issue.”

“The progress we’ve made on salmon restoration has taken a lot of effort and a lot of funding. Now, the ubiquity of 6PPD threatens to undermine that work,” Salomon said. “Tiremakers have agreed to work with us to find a non-toxic alternative. With passage of this bill, we will be able to act quickly when a safe alternative becomes available.”

Having been slightly amended in the House, the bill now returns to the Senate for concurrence.

Sen. Jesse Salomon, D-Shoreline, represents the 32nd Legislative District, which includes Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Seattle, Shoreline, Woodway, and unincorporated Snohomish County.


Happy 19th birthday to Ridgecrest resident Basha Brownstein

Basha Brownstein, age 19, at the Barkery
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
By Ben Ford

Birthdays are a special day celebrated by most worldwide. 365 revolutions of Earth typically signifies that one single day you were brought into this life. 

However, if you're lucky enough to have that single day land on February 29th, then you have the unique privilege of being born on a leap year! 

Every four years one extra day is added to our calendar on February 29th to compensate for the change in our orbit.

Not everyone born on this day considers themselves "lucky." Just ask Ridgecrest resident, Barbara "Basha" Brownstein. 
"Growing up, everyone always felt sorry for me because I could only celebrate my birthday every four years."

For those of you who don't know who Basha is, she is hard to miss. She begins each morning rain or shine on a walk with her little dog Roo. 

Basha Brownstein with Roo celebrates her birthday with Dawn and Ben Ford, owners of The Barkerty in Ridgecrest. Photo by Steven H. Robinson

They pop in to the Barkery for a quick bite (for Roo) before hopping across 165th to Cafe Aroma for a coffee and a chat. Then the two finish up their typical loop through the neighborhood. As a two time cancer survivor, she works at Cancer Lifeline, sharing her wisdom with others. 

She has been a staple in the community for many leap years. Nineteen leap years to be exact. That's right, Basha will be a 19-yr-old on Thursday!

So if you see Basha and Roo strolling through Ridgecrest, give them a honk or a hello. February 29, 2024 was Basha's last day as a teenager. She is one special lady on one special day.


Egg Hunt scheduled for March 30, 2024 at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Annual Egg Hunt March 30, 2024
Photo courtesy Shoreline FF Association

The Shoreline FF Association will hold their Annual Egg Hunt at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Upper Shelter on Saturday March 30, 2024 (Rain or Shine) from 12 - 2:30pm (Official Egg Hunt starts at 1pm)

All are welcome to attend our annual Egg Hunt at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park! 

We will have three age groups (0-3 yrs, 4-6yrs, and 7-10 yrs) able to participate in the Egg Hunt. 

There may even be a special prize for some lucky parent too! 

Come hang out with some of your firefighters, enjoy the bunny DJ, explore the fire engines, maybe win some prizes and enjoy Oskars Pizza food truck to celebrate this community event! 


Kayaker safe after being pulled from the water in Lake Ballinger

South county firefighters rescue kayaker at Lake Ballinger. Photo courtesy South County Fire

South County Fire reports that a kayaker is safe after firefighters pulled him from the water in Lake Ballinger Wednesday evening, February 28, 2024.

Someone called 911 shortly after 5:30pm and reported seeing two kayakers, with one of them in the water struggling to get back in his kayak. Within minutes, firefighters launched Boat 19 - South County Fire’s inflatable boat based at Lake Ballinger.
Firefighters quickly brought the distressed kayaker to shore, helped him warm up in an ambulance and he was able to go home. The other kayaker was uninjured and able to paddle back to shore.

Lake Ballinger is directly north of central Shoreline, in Snohomish county.


Residents want Shoreline to address homelessness but City has no plan

A chart from the 2022 Resident Satisfaction Survey shows
residents want the city to do more about homelessness
By Oliver Moffat

Every two years Shoreline surveys residents to get feedback on its performance. 

In the 2020 survey and again in 2022, residents told the city that addressing homelessness should be its top priority. 

And residents rated the city’s response to homelessness as the service they were most dissatisfied with.

Nevertheless, the city’s budget for homelessness and human services has remained flat for over ten years. 

And the number of city staff Shoreline dedicates to homelessness and human services is below average compared to other cities in the region according to data from the city.

Last year the city hired a consultant to study the problem and write a comprehensive Human Service Strategic Plan which would, for the first time, provide a coordinated plan for addressing homelessness and behavior health services in Shoreline.

The city council read a second draft of that plan at the February 26 meeting but some members were not satisfied with the results.

Councilmember Keith Scully said
“this is not what I was hoping for”
about the plan
Councilmember Keith Scully did not mince words. “I'm not sure if there were communication issues or if I just set my expectations in the wrong place, but this is not what I was hoping for,” he said. 
Scully had expected the plan to include specific actions the city could take. But instead, the plan recommended continuing to study the problem. 
“I had thought we were past that,” he said.

Currently Shoreline allocates 1% ($759,357) from the general fund each year towards human services. Most of that money is given to local nonprofits who apply to fund services. One problem with this model, according to staff, is that the city isn’t able to direct the money to the highest priority projects.

The city allocated some American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds towards human services, but that money will be gone by the end of 2024, creating an urgent funding cliff the council will need to address this year.

Screenshot from staff presentation compares Shoreline's
human services staff against other cities in the region.

Shoreline already participates in the state’s Affordable Housing Sales Tax Credit program which provided the city with $118,516.24 in 2023; part of those funds were spent to provide rental assistance to 28 low income households, according to the state’s department of commerce.

According to data from the city, the city’s Multi-Family Tax Exemption (MFTE) program has so far enrolled 476 homes of affordable housing with 1,168 units planned to be built.
A graph from the King County Housing Needs
Dashboard shows Shoreline needs 9,542 new
affordable homes by 2044.

Yet the King County Housing Needs Dashboard says Shoreline needs to build 9,542 new affordable homes in the next twenty years.

According to the nonprofit Municipal Research and Services Center, cities in Washington have a number of other ways to fund affordable housing. 

Cities can also use some revenue from Real Estate Excise Taxes and they can apply for state and federal grants.

Shoreline could also ask voters to approve a property tax levy to fund affordable housing for very low-income households and affordable homeownership, owner-occupied home repair, and foreclosure prevention programs for low-income households. Seattle voters approved such a Housing Levy in 2023.

Asking the feds, state or voters for more money requires a specific plan. But right now, the city doesn’t have one.


Severe weather shelter to open over the weekend

With persistent overnight low temperatures in the forecast, King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA) is activating the Tier 2 Severe Weather Response Protocols from Friday, March 1 in the evening through Monday, March 4, 2024, with a potential for extension, in accordance with our Severe Weather Policy.

A Tier 2 activation means that the KCRHA is working to coordinate with cities to open additional 24/7 emergency shelters and warming centers, as well as several other activities which are outlined in our Cold Weather Activation Thresholds document.

Locally, the Severe Weather Shelter at St. Dunstan's, 722 N 145th St, Shoreline WA 98133, now staffed by the Urban League, will open.

Learn more about thresholds for cold weather activation, what goes into an activation, review our full Severe Weather Policy, or view the slides from our presentation at the King County Winter Weather Seminar.


Shorenorth preschool open house Saturday, March 2, 2024

Shorenorth Co-op Preschool open house Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10am - 12pm at 17839 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133.


Jobs: WSDOT - ITS Operations Engineer (TE3)

ITS Operations Engineer (TE3)
Shoreline, WA – Northwest Region
$79,807 – $107,355 Annually

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently seeking an ITS Operations Engineer (Transportation Engineer 3) responsible for the daily supervision of the NWR Transportation Management Center (TMC) engineering staff. This role plays a crucial part in ensuring the safety and flow of traffic on the freeway and adjacent arterial systems, overseeing the Region's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), including FLOW operations, Active Traffic Management (ATM) systems, ramp meters, variable message signs, and more. 

The incumbent actively seeks efficiency improvements for the center and regional roadways, providing vital technical support to ITS design, implementation, software, and construction. Additionally, the position manages the day-to-day workforce and is integral to maintaining training materials for WSDOT TMC/UW Interns, contributing to a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Job description and application


Brittney Bush Bollay presumptive winner of King Conservation District board position

Brittney Bush Bollay
The 2024 KCD Board Election results are in. KCD’s 2024 Board Election wrapped up Tuesday, February 13 at 8:00pm. Final results have been tallied by King County Elections.

With 10,924 ballots counted, the incumbent Brittney Bush Bollay is the presumptive winner with 46.10% of the vote. Conservation district board elections aren’t final until certified by the Washington State Conservation Commission. The commission will review the election results and certify it at an upcoming meeting.

King Conservation District includes all registered voters in King County (excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish that do not participate in the district).

Two of KCD’s Board Seats are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Seat #4 is up for appointment in 2024. The window for applications for the appointed seat is January 1, 2024 through March 31, 2024. 

If you are interested in applying for the appointed position, the information is here.


Afternoon appointments available for blood drive Saturday at Shoreline Fire Safety Center

Bloodworks NW Mobile Van
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Richmond Beach Blood Drive Saturday!

The Bloodworks Northwest mobile unit will be at the Shoreline Fire Safety Center at the corner of Richmond Beach Road and 20th Ave NW from 10am to 4pm this Saturday, March 2, 2024.

Please make an appointment at www.bloodworksnw.org or by calling 800-398-7888. 

Walk-ups will be accepted if there is an open spot; there is no waiting in the bloodmobile.

Most healthy adults are good candidates for donating blood; all potential donors are carefully screened for medications, travels and underlying health conditions that may result in a deferral to protect the blood supply. 

16 and 17 year olds may donate, with written permission from a parent or guardian.

First time donors of all ages are needed; inviting and encouraging friends and family to donate together is the best way to expand the pool and have fun too.

Donating blood takes only an hour. Blood donations help accident victims, people battling cancer and other pernicious diseases, people needing surgery, and scientists doing important medical research.


Lantern Festival had crafts for the kids and many colorful dance performances for everyone's enjoyment

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Dragon dance. Photo by Wayne Pridemore

ShoreLake Arts put on a heck of a good party on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Spartan Recreation Center - the Lantern Festival, celebrating the Lunar New Year.

The Lantern Festival has been part of the Chinese New Year celebrations since the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 221AD).

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

It is said that the holiday evolved from an ancient Chinese belief that celestial spirits could be seen flying about in the light of the first full moon of the lunar calendar.

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

People used torches and eventually lanterns of every shape, size and color to aid them in spotting the spirits.
Multiple craft tables provided activities for children
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

It started at noon with a room full of crafts, vendors, neighborhood representatives, and Asian cuisine food trucks.

Both ELNA and North City neighborhoods participated
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

ShoreLake Arts and the City of Shoreline teamed up with artist Hua Zhang to create this year’s at-home paper lantern kit. The lanterns look amazing, are fun to make, and are a great way to learn about a long-standing Lunar New Year tradition. 

The pattern to make this lanterns is online
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

With the easy to follow instructions you can make as many as you want.
This month was the beginning of the Year of the Dragon and Shoreline Community College started things off by presenting a Dragon Dance.

Dancers performed. Photo by Steven H. Robinson

After a brief Celebration Ceremony there were Music and Dance Performances coordinated by Melody Xie of the Melody Institute.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Mid-afternoon there was a Lion Dance & Kung Fu Demonstration presented by Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The party ended at 3pm, but it will be back next year.


Shoreline Police assist Woodinville PD in arrest of burglary suspect who destroyed wine at Woodinville winery

Photo courtesy Sparkman Cellars

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, Woodinville Police arrested a suspect in a burglary that occurred on November 22, 2023, at Sparkman Cellars Winery in Woodinville

The suspect is a male in his 60s who resides in Seattle and is a past employee of Sparkman Cellars. 

Charges of Investigation of Burglary 2nd Degree were forwarded to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect and a search warrant for his residence. 

At about 11:00am on February 21st, Woodinville Police Detectives along with Shoreline Police Detectives arrested the suspect at his residence. The suspect was processed at King County Jail and released. 
On November 22, 2023, the suspect entered the closed and locked Sparkman Cellars Winery and opened valves on large containers of Sauvignon Blanc, which spilled and ruined the wine. 

The amount of product lost equaled roughly 24,000 bottles of wine worth an estimated $600,000.00 in value. Woodinville Police led this investigation with significant support from another KCSO contract partner, the Shoreline Police Department.   

Woodinville Police Department Chief Myers stated:
“Woodinville is wine country; I’m glad that Woodinville PD was able to help Sparkman Cellars after this incredible loss. Our investigators took this seriously and turned over every bit of evidence possible in order to identify and apprehend this person.”
The King County Sheriff’s Office is immensely proud of the work by Shoreline Police and Woodinville Police in the case.


Eastside CHADD online meeting Thursday: ADHD and Co-Regulation

Join Eastside CHADD for a free Zoom Meeting
February 29, 2024
Zoom Talk 7 - 8:30 p.m.: ADHD and Co-Regulation

We all strive for self-regulation. We teach our children independence as early as they can manage. We hold our emotions in check on a bad day at work, and we encourage our teens to make good choices. 

Yet, as social beings, our brains and nervous systems are wired for connection and co-regulation – even as adults.

Presenter and ADHD Coach, Julie Principe, will define co-regulation and briefly review how recent brain science and nervous system research illuminates our need for connection.

Through the stories of three people with ADHD: a Kindergarten student, a middle school student and a young adult, Julie will share science-based co-regulation strategies for overcoming barriers to flexibility, task initiation, organization, and emotional regulation. She breaks down the process of co-regulation into three parts: setting the stage, support “in the moment”, and reflection.

She will talk about the path from co-regulation to self-regulation, and how as parents and educators, we can walk with our children and students until they can walk on their own.

Julie Principe is an ADHD Coach, International Speaker and Educational Consultant in British Columbia, Canada. As a coach, she helps adult and teen “ADHDers” understand their own version of ADHD in a self-compassionate way, so that they have more agency and can live more powerfully in a world designed for neurotypical people. 

Please send your questions prior to the meeting to info@eastside-chadd.org.

Eastside CHADD members have priority enrollment. To join Eastside CHADD for priority enrollment for this and future presentations, go to our JOIN EASTSIDE CHADD page. Your membership helps to support Eastside CHADD to bring you important knowledge about best practices in the field of ADHD.

Priority registrations now open for members.

To register, please email info@eastside-chadd.org and include the following information:
  1. Put the word “Co-Regulation" in the subject line.
  2. Your first and last name
  3. Eastside CHADD membership number
  4. Email address to receive the ZOOM link (If it's different than the one you used to send the email)
  5. Telephone number so we can contact you in the event of changes to the scheduled event
We encourage you to invite your pediatricians, educational staff, and therapists to attend this important meeting.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please notify us immediately (at info@Eastside-CHADD.org) so that your space can be given to another person.

Please note that this presentation will not be recorded, so please join us 10 minutes before 7pm to learn how to support your children, your clients and your students.

The Zoom invitation will be sent before Thursday, Feb. 29th.

If you have still not received your invitation by 8:00am on Thursday, February 29th, please immediately email info@Eastside-CHADD.org


Star gazing at Paramount School Park Saturday March 2, 2024 - weather permitting

Star gazing at Paramount School Park Saturday March 2, 2024, 15300 8th Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155

This public star party is authorized by the city of Shoreline, Parks & Recreation Department and is free of charge.

Experienced astronomers from the Seattle Astronomical Society (SAS) volunteer their time and telescopes and binoculars to share with the public. Everyone is welcome including families with children.

The Moon is near its "third quarter" phase and as such the Moon does not rise until near or after midnight making Shoreline skies particularly dark and favorable for the star party.

Sunset Times:
  • Official at 05:56 PM
  • Civil at 06:27 PM
  • Nautical at 07:03 PM
  • Astronomical at 07:39 PM

Check the SAS website www.seattleastro.org frequently for star party event status. If weather conditions force cancellation of an event, that news will be posted not later than 4pm the day of the event.

Visit the SAS website for other Puget Sound star party events, and for outreach opportunities, meetings and membership information.

Held on: Mar 02, 2024 (Sat) at 06:00pm to Mar 02, 2024 (Sat) at 11:00pm


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Poetic Realism


Learn how to create a slideshow presentation at this in-person Shoreline Library class March 4, 2024

Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1

Monday, March 4, 10:30am-12pm at the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline WA 98155

Learn how to create a slideshow presentation for school, work or home. Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Register here.


Jobs: City of Mountlake Terrace Associate Planner

City of Mountlake Terrace
Associate Planner
Salary $41.82 - $51.41 per hour
Open until filled

The Associate Planner performs entry and intermediate level land use planning activities. Provides information and advises public regarding land use regulations and permit review processes. Reviews projects for administrative, Hearing Examiner, Planning Commission and City Council approval. Helps coordinate reviews with other agencies and departments. Reviews plans and complex land use projects for conformance to codes and conditions of approval. Prepares maps, provides research and assists other staff members on various projects, including long-range planning projects.

Apply through Form Center
Job description


Jobs: City of Mountlake Terrace - Clerk I - Recreation Pavilion part-time

City of Mountlake Terrace
Clerk I - Recreation Pavilion
Open until filled
Salary Hourly wage range: $17.62 - $21.66

This position performs a variety of customer service functions in support of the Recreation and Parks Department at the Recreation Pavilion. These functions include answering customer inquiries by telephone and/or person, registering participants for classes/programs, collecting admissions fees, financial deposits, filing, copying, maintaining program information, scheduling facilities for private and public use, and providing food and beverage service at the espresso cart.

Daytime, evening and/or weekend availability required. The position would be scheduled to work 2-4 days a week with probable weekend coverage.


March 2024 author events at Third Place Books

Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Third Place Books 
Lake Forest Park
March 2024 EVENTS
Unless ticketed, events are free and open to the public. See thirdplacebooks.com for details. For free events, RSVP is strongly encouraged.
() – denotes ticketed event
() – denotes event for children or middle grade readers
Saturday, March 2 at 12pm PST (Virtual)
Rebecca Gisler and Jordan Stump with Stephen Sparks
About Uncle

Wednesday, March 6 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Jeff Ayers with Robert Dugoni
Leave No Trace: A National Parks Thriller by A.J. Landau
Monday, March 11 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Holly Black
The Prisoner's Throne
Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Seanan McGuire
Aftermarket Afterlife
Monday, March 25 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Tarryn Fisher with Colleen Hoover
Good Half Gone: A Thriller
Tuesday, March 26 at 7pm (Third Place Books Lake Forest Park)
Ross McMeekin 
Below the Falls: Stories

(206) 366-3333

Third Place Books Lake Forest Park
17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101 Map
Lake Forest Park WA 98155

Hours: Current limited hours: 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week 


CORRECTION: North City Neighborhood meet-up Thursday MARCH 14, 2024 at Monka Brewing

MEETING ARE EVERY 2ND THURSDAY - next is March 14, 2024

The North City Neighborhood Association is pleased to get back to their monthly meetups in 2024! 

A monthly event has been a great way to get away from our screens and meet neighbors in person. 

North City is a rapidly changing neighborhood and the best way to feel connected is to know and talk to other people that live here. 

There is always lively discussion about our neighborhood and the city of Shoreline.

RSVP not required, but appreciated.

Note: Guests are responsible for their own beverage tabs. Monka Brewing does not serve food, but you are welcome to bring your own or from another restaurant. All ages are welcome and alcohol-free beverages are also served. 

Monka Brewing, 17211 15th Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155


WeatherWatcher: Wind Advisory in effect Wednesday 4am to 7pm; Cold weather recap

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Fir cone armageddon. Photo by Gordon Snyder
Sunday windstorm repeats on Wednesday. As of this writing, winds are already increasing in the region gusting up to 30mph. Temperatures are warming, and soon rain will be on the increase. Up to one inch of rain is possible through Wednesday with this incoming storm.

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a wind advisory for Wednesday from 4am to 7pm PST. From the National Weather Service:
  • What: South winds 25 to 35mph with gusts up to 45mph expected.
  • Where: Tacoma area, Hood Canal area, Seattle and vicinity and Bremerton and vicinity.
  • When: From 4am to 7pm PST Wednesday.
  • Impacts: Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
  • Precautionary/Preparedness actions: Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
The wind advisory for the Everett area including Edmonds forecasts wind gusts up to 50mph. I can't rule that out for Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, so I anticipate winds just as strong or slightly stronger than last Sunday's windstorm.

Our warmup with rain Wednesday will be short-lived. Behind this storm is another cold front that will bring snow levels down to the 500 foot or sea-level range again. Thursday night through the end of the weekend we'll be flirting with freezing temperatures overnight, and spotty precipitation in the form of rain or snow. If things are timed and located just right, we could get 1-3 inches of snow accumulation, which could be Shoreline's first significant snow event of the winter.

Monday evening and Tuesday morning, as expected, a narrow convergence zone band did develop over Snohomish County, from Whidbey Island spreading mostly east, southeast through Everett, Snohomish and up the State Route 2 corridor towards Stevens Pass. 

Shoreline and Lake Forest Park received very limited flurries from the southern edge of this convergence zone to the tune of about one snowflake per square inch of accumulation. The south half of Everett saw accumulations this morning on just either side of 5 inches. 

At this point it has snowed and accumulated significantly south of Shoreline/LFP, north of Shoreline/LFP, and east of Shoreline/LFP this winter. Odds are in favor of the next chances of lowland snow getting Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. I'll post an update on the forecast tomorrow evening to see if we have better forecasts for where the snow will hit.

For current weather conditions visit www.shorelineweather.com


Photo: Snowfall Monday

Photo by Ken Berkun near Grace Cole Park in LFP

First it was graupel - tiny ice balls. Then it went to clouds of light snow tumbling in the winds. Then it looked like real snow. Finally it turned to rain.

None of the white stuff on the ground lasted very long. It was on the leaves longer than on the ground.

I went out in it - the temperature was 39 degrees in Shoreline - although Carl Dinse assured me that a storm cell could drop the temperature before freezing in a minute.

The last time I thought a mid-afternoon snowfall wouldn't amount to anything turned out to be a huge storm, but this one behaved itself.

--Diane Hettrick


After-school art classes for grades 1st-5th at Red Sky Gallery in LFP Town Center

Art Adventures with Laura

Art Adventures with Laura is partnering with Red Sky Gallery to offer after-school art classes for grades 1st-5th at the Gallery location in Lake Forest Town Center. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for young students to explore various art mediums and express their creativity. 

Mixed Media, experimenting with watercolors and acrylics, and having fun will not only enhance their artistic skills, but also provide an enjoyable and enriching experience.

  • Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Monthly dues $105.00 per child
  • March's schedule is March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th.
Red Sky Gallery, Lake Forest Park Towne Center, 17171 Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155



Space available in popular movement classes at Senior Activity Center - register now

The Senior Activity Center, 18560 1st Ave NE (southernmost building, facing NE 185th) has a variety of movement classes, all enrolling now. 

Call the Center at 206-365-1536 to register. Classes begin in March.

Class: Chair Yoga

Instructor: Heidi Mair
Day: Friday
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: Members - $40/month Nonmembers: $60/month

NEW! Due to popular demand, we are now offering an additional series of Chair Yoga with Heidi Mair.

This is a new day and time for one of our most popular classes. Class begins and ends in a chair with a portion of class spent standing focused on balance and building strength.

For students with previous Yoga experience or upon completion of Introduction to Yoga.

Class: Walkabout

Instructor: Cindy House
Day: Monday
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Cost: Free but Registration is required.

NEW! Get your steps in with Cindy! Walk two miles in 45 minutes without even leaving the room! This is a class for getting your heart rate up and staying active with music, soft strength training and fun while cheering each other on. 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Live Long and Prosper Foundation, there is no charge for this class.

Class: Qi Gung [ Instruction in Spanish ]
Instructor: Anahi Povarchik
Day: Tuesday and Friday (9 sessions in March)
Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm
Cost: Members: $8/session Nonmembers: $12/session


Spanish Description:

Qi Gung: En base a movimientos suaves, respiración y concentración la práctica propicia, desde el primer momento, el cultivo de bienestar; promueve la consecución de objetivos personales.
Conceptos básicos~Ejercicios preliminares de desbloqueo / estiramientos/ estructura
Enraizamiento y percepción de la energía.
Movimientos de Qi Gong Terapéutico, para incorporar a la rutina diaria
El Arbol –Zhang Zhuang Gong - postura esencial de
Qi Gong, de efectos poderosos. Desbloquea la circulación de la sangre y la energía, optimizando el equilibrio del cuerpo energético.
Goruda, expansión y fortaleza de la estructura corporal.

Instructor: Anahí Povarchik, artista, Instructora de Qi Gung, Maestra de Reiki Usui, Chef Vegetariana y Naturista

English Description:

Qi Gung: Based on gentle movements, breathing, and concentration, the practice promotes, from the first moment, the cultivation of well-being; and promotes the achievement of personal goals.

~ Basic concepts ~Preliminary unlocking/stretching/structure exercises
Rooting and perception of energy.
Therapeutic Qi Gong movements, to incorporate into your daily routine
The Tree –Zhang Zhuang Gong - essential posture of Qi Gong, with powerful effects. Unlocks blood circulation and energy. optimizing the balance of the energy body.
Goruda, expansion, and strength of the body structure.

Instructor: Anahí Povarchik, artist, Qi Gong Instructor, Usui Reiki Master, Vegetarian and Naturopathic Chef

Class: Beginner’s Tai Chi

Instructor: Mary Newbill
Day: The same class is offered on both Tuesdays and Thursdays
Tuesday Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Thursday Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Cost: Members: $8/session Nonmembers: $12/session

Due to popular demand, we are now offering an additional series of Beginner’s Tai Chi. Join instructor Mary Newbill for Yang Style Tai Chi for health and fun! Tai Chi strengthens our Chi, or life force, building muscle, balance, and health.

Slow, relaxed movement coordinated with breath becomes meditation, improves posture and flexibility, and elevates mood while reducing falls for seniors. Medical research reports improvement in joint pain, arthritis, and many diseases.

In this beginners class, you will learn the first half of Cheng Man-Ching’s Short Form, with applications Qi Gong and chi meditation. Mary Newbill is a seasoned instructor, and personalizes her classes to the ability levels of her students.

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