Brandon Macz

Residents weigh in on Bovee Park

Bovee Park came one step closer to having its contentious name changed on Tuesday, when the city parks board took comments from the public for what its new title should be.

Crossroads police substation volunteer Syd Darlington keeps busy at the department’s new location in the Crossroads Mall. Police Lt. Travis Forbush

Police substation move complete | Crossroads department expands next to Crunch Fitness, Stone Gardens

Officers and volunteers are settling in at the Bellevue Police Department’s new Crossroads Substation, after having to change locations after 20 years this month to make way for a Jamba Juice in the mall.

Crossroads police substation volunteer Syd Darlington keeps busy at the department’s new location in the Crossroads Mall. Police Lt. Travis Forbush

No more East Link legal challenges left

Sound Transit reports the withdrawal of a petition to pull its permits for aligning light rail and a transit station in the Mercer Slough Nature Park marks the last legal challenge facing East Link.

A Bellevue native is working to spare the historic Philbrook House downtown from demolition for a new office building. The Philbrook House was built in the 1890s and is the oldest structure in Old Bellevue.

Historic Philbrook House to leave city | Bellevue native finds site in Carnation

Old Main’s Philbrook House appears to be getting a reprieve, as a diamond company has extended its timeline for needing to remove the historic structure from its property, and a Bellevue native championing its preservation has secured a new site — in Carnation.

A Bellevue native is working to spare the historic Philbrook House downtown from demolition for a new office building. The Philbrook House was built in the 1890s and is the oldest structure in Old Bellevue.
Prism co-founders Steve Gordon

Startup integrates app in time for Apple Watch | Prism seeks to simplify bill paying process

The Apple Watch release was last Friday, and Bellevue-based startup Prism was happy to have its mobile application integration finished and approved just in time.

Prism co-founders Steve Gordon
A Bellevue Police officer follows a K-9 unit up Southeast 40th Place as it attempts to locate a robbery suspect who struck the nearby U.S. Bank in Factoria.

Police searching for Factoria bank robbery suspect

Police are actively searching for a robbery suspect, who made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the U.S. Bank in Factoria around 12:20 p.m. today (Tuesday, April 28).

A Bellevue Police officer follows a K-9 unit up Southeast 40th Place as it attempts to locate a robbery suspect who struck the nearby U.S. Bank in Factoria.
A runaway horse was struck by a car on the 5000 block of 132nd Avenue Northeast around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday and had to be euthanized.

Runaway horse struck by car in Bridle Trails | Animal euthanized due to critical injuries

A runaway horse was struck by a car on the 5000 block of 132nd Avenue Northeast around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday and had to be euthanized.

A runaway horse was struck by a car on the 5000 block of 132nd Avenue Northeast around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday and had to be euthanized.
James Henderson joined the city of Bellevue as its economic development director in December. His top priority for 2015 is business retention and expansion.

Bellevue’s economic development director makes business retention, expansion top priority in 2015

Bellevue Economic Development Director James Henderson says it may be too late to keep Expedia from moving to Seattle, but he believes he can draw and keep more businesses here through a retention and expansion program that will be his office's top priority in 2015.

James Henderson joined the city of Bellevue as its economic development director in December. His top priority for 2015 is business retention and expansion.
This rendering shows what Intracorp plans its Crossroads Village mixed-use residential to look like when it is constructed at the former Haggen grocery site.

Council clears Crossroads Village for public comment

The Bellevue City Council on Monday lauded a proposal to construct apartments and townhomes north of the Crossroads Mall as a positive use of the vacant Haggen grocery site, and anticipates clearing the project for construction in June.

This rendering shows what Intracorp plans its Crossroads Village mixed-use residential to look like when it is constructed at the former Haggen grocery site.

USE report supports moving forward with Energize Eastside

An independent consulting firm has published a report that supports Puget Sound Energy’s claims — and the method used to reach its conclusion — that population growth and energy consumption will likely cause capacity issues for the power company in the near future and winter outages for customers as soon as winter 2017.

The Bellevue Golf Course is getting a positive amount of play at its newly opened double-decker driving range

Residents giving new driving range a whack

The Bellevue Golf Course is getting a positive amount of play at its newly opened double-decker driving range, which replaces the original from 1968 with a technological flourish.

The Bellevue Golf Course is getting a positive amount of play at its newly opened double-decker driving range

Sex trafficker receives 92-month prison sentence

An Auburn man who used threats and violence to control two sex trafficking victims was sentenced to 92 months in prison today, nearly a year after he was arrested by Bellevue Police, who used one of the women to build a case against him.

CITY COUNCIL: More 2015 candidates emerge

Four Bellevue City Council positions are up for election this year. Here is the list of candidates who have announced their campaigns, so far.

Bellevue Police Ofc. Seth Tyler updates media and asks for homicide suspect Song Wang to turn himself in Monday

Murder suspect back in King County | Song Wang to be arraigned next week for stabbing death of Bellevue woman

The 30-year-old Newcastle man alleged to have stabbed a Bellevue woman to death inside her downtown apartment on March 31 has been extradited from California and booked into jail in King County. Song Wang is scheduled for arraignment at 8:30 a.m. April 30 in King County Superior Court. His bail is set at $5 million.

Bellevue Police Ofc. Seth Tyler updates media and asks for homicide suspect Song Wang to turn himself in Monday
Urban farmer Maybin Chisebuka stands among the supplies that will be used to grow a 2.75-acre parcel of land in the Lake Hills Greenbelt into a hybrid garden for education and social business promotion.

Seeding a vision | Hybrid garden groundbreaking Saturday at Lake Hills Greenbelt

Maybin Chisebuka is an urban farmer in Bellevue who had an idea about how to supply his neighbors with low-cost organic produce by teaching them how to grow it themselves. Now that dream is being seeded by nonprofits to become a hybrid garden in the Lake Hills Greenbelt that provides educational gardening and crop sharing, promotes social business practice, offers organic produce to low-income households and STEM-focused curriculum for Bellevue students.

Urban farmer Maybin Chisebuka stands among the supplies that will be used to grow a 2.75-acre parcel of land in the Lake Hills Greenbelt into a hybrid garden for education and social business promotion.

St. Luke’s proposes affordable housing at church site | City examining rezone potential, comp plan change

The city is working to fast-track analysis of a comprehensive plan amendment that would allow St. Luke's Lutheran Church to site an affordable housing complex behind its house of worship on Bellevue Way.

The city has postponed approval of an application by Puget Sound Energy to connect a transmission line from the Lake Hills substation to the Phantom Lake substation (shown) until May 4.

Council delays approval of PSE project | Neighbors protest future loss of trees along route

The Bellevue City Council delayed approval of a Puget Sound Energy project to create redundancies between the Lake Hills and Phantom Lake substations on Monday to give officials time to look for possible last-minute changes.

The city has postponed approval of an application by Puget Sound Energy to connect a transmission line from the Lake Hills substation to the Phantom Lake substation (shown) until May 4.

Bellevue doctor accused of forging prescriptions for self | License still active; plastic surgeon practicing in Kirkland

A Bellevue plastic surgeon still practicing in Kirkland has been charged with unprofessional conduct by the state's Medical Quality Assurance Commission for allegedly forging more than $60,000 in prescriptions for relatives and then pocketing the drugs to feed his own habit.

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Developer turning retail center into apartment complex | Sherwood Center sells to Carmel Partners

The Sherwood Center is coming down as a retail outlet and rising up as a 620-unit apartment complex as outlined in permits by Carmel Partners, a San Francisco-based real estate investment firm that purchased the property earlier this year.

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Library hosting business coaching seminar

Entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy is offering a free seminar on what it takes to start and run your own business 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 at the Bellevue branch of the King County Library.