Brandon Macz

AEGIS Living breaks ground on facility for Chinese seniors | Newcastle development to address cultural shift for Chinese families in U.S.

Aegis Living’s 110-unit retirement community in Newcastle will be the company’s second to cater to Chinese seniors, the design to adhere to the principles of feng shui and its location of historical significance to the Asians who first settled here.


Council clears major sewer project in Wilburton | Capacity to increase ahead of planned development growth in neighborhood

Bellevue is investing nearly $10 million in sewer capacity upgrades to accommodate development growth in the Wilburton neighborhood, with larger pipelines projected to handle the next century of change.


UPDATE: Puget Sound Chick-fil-A franchises respond to unsatisfactory health inspections

Franchise owners for Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Puget Sound region that recently received poor health inspections released a statement today, July 30.


Bellevue home builder sentenced for tax evasion

The Washington State Department of Revenue announced today a Bellevue home builder who didn't turn in the nearly $630,000 in sales tax received from customers has received a one-year jail sentence he can serve through work release.

365 by Whole Foods Market coming to Bellevue Square

Whole Foods Market's first Washington store for its 365 by Whole Foods Market will be opening up in Bellevue Square in the second half of 2016, according to Kemper Development Company, taking up the ground level of the former J.C. Penney Building, now know as the South Commons Shop.

Seattle enacts water shortage advisory stage | Bellevue encourages conservation efforts

Seattle implementing the advisory stage of its water shortage response plan has the Eastside cities it supplies joining in a call for greater conservation efforts as the region continues to weather through a record-setting summer heat.

Report: June officer-involved shooting occurred as suspect was seeking cover | Lieutenant says he feared ‘gunfight’

An investigation report regarding an officer-involved shooting in Bellevue in early June reveals a veteran lieutenant shot at a suspect armed with a pellet gun while he was seeking cover from police following a brief standoff where he used his girlfriend/ex-wife as a human shield.

Bicyclist’s long journey to save lives | Seattle Children’s employee’s Seattle to Portland Classic ride raises $34K for hospital

David Baker delivers for the Seattle Children's Hospital, whether it's as receiving manager for its six thrift shops or raising funds with his bicycle and endurance.

Chick-fil-A’s bad inspection was only a matter of time

It isn’t hard to believe that the uber popular Chick- fil-A restaurant that opened up here three months ago would eventually receive an unsatisfactory health inspection — and its customers should shoulder some of the blame.

Burglary suspect in custody | Suspect allegedly struck in Beaux Arts area

Bellevue Police assisted King County Sheriff’s deputies with the arrest of a burglary suspect who had allegedly struck a residence on the 10600 block of Southeast 29th Street shortly after noon Friday.

Solarize Bellevue a shiny incentive | Bellevue couple seeing lower bills after installing panels last year

Rodney and Alisa Boleyn bought their south Bellevue home five years ago, partly because the roof was well-suited for solar panels. After years of saving, the city’s Solarize Bellevue program gave the couple the final incentive they needed to make their move.

NHL stadium discussion ends | Mayor says time, money a factor

While a Bellevue arena deal with an anonymous NHL expansion team group froze over earlier this month due to financing and timing issues, Mayor Claudia Balducci says the opportunity was worth considering, and could be again in the future.

Artist looks forward to 32nd year at BAM ARTSfair

Bellevue artist Aki Sogabe isn't big on fairs, but says she never misses the opportunity to show her pieces at the annual Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair, this year being her 32nd showcase.

Judge sentences accomplices in hash oil explosion | Men let friend use Hampton Greens apartment to make drug

Two men who allowed a friend to manufacture hash oil using butane gas that caused an explosion and fire at the Hampton Greens apartment complex in Bellevue two years ago received three-year prison sentences in U.S. District Court on Monday.

Surgeon settles with medical commission | Doctor accused of prescribing himself drugs on five years of probation

A Bellevue plastic surgeon will be allowed to continue practicing in Kirkland after accepting an agreement with the Medical Quality Assurance Commission to settle charges he allegedly forged more than $60,000 in prescriptions for relatives and pocketed them for himself.

Neposmart director wants to dominate connected home

Bellevue startup Neposmart is an Internet of Things company that's willing to sacrifice profits for consumer privacy, and director Richmond Ang says that isn't going to change.

UPDATE: New alarm system registration causes confusion

Bellevue Police have been fielding a number of phone calls and emails since announcing residential and commercial alarm owners need to register their systems under a new program meant to curb responses to false alarms. The department is now providing a FAQ sheet and considering producing a tutorial video.

SWAT on the water | Bellevue Police perform drills on Lake Washington

Bellevue SWAT team members took to the waters of Lake Washington on Tuesday to train for how to approach an emergency situation by boat.

Bellevue firefighter keeping insurance benefits | City failed to prove cancer unrelated to occupation

The Washington Court of Appeals decided Monday in favor of a trial court that sided with a Bellevue firefighter seeking reinstatement of his industrial insurance benefits after he was diagnosed with skin cancer. The court found the city of Bellevue failed to prove Wilfred Larson’s occupation and melanoma were unrelated.

Economic development director highlights Q2 successes

Bellevue Economic Development Director James Henderson says the city is on track to meet its 2015 action plan, a strategy largely dependent on providing enhanced service within a growing business sector.