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Top skateboarders to compete Friday

Top amateur skateboarders will compete for $3,000 in prize money in “best trick contests” at the opening celebration for the new Highland Center Skate Plaza on Friday, May 16, 3:30 to 10 p.m.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Michael Lee

A grand experience

Fourteen-year-old Michael Lee beat stage fright long ago.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Michael Lee
Republican presidential candidate John McCain interacts with a panel of Washington government

McCain talks about environment, raises funds in Eastside visit Tuesday

Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, brought his campaign to the Eastside Tuesday with a fundraiser in Bellevue and participation in a roundtable discussion in North Bend on global climate change.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Republican presidential candidate John McCain interacts with a panel of Washington government

City Council gets update on Bel-Red efforts

A plan that would transform the Bel-Red area of Bellevue over time from an area of light industrial and commercial uses to one with new office and residential neighborhoods with more transportation options and open space was again front and center before the City Council on Monday.

  • Jun 2, 2008

McKenna gives tips to prevent identity theft

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna visited the Eastside recently to promote GUARD IT! Washington campaign to prevent identity theft.

  • Jun 2, 2008

AARP offers tips to protect identity theft

Lisa Erwin, senior counsel and Seattle Section Chief of the Attorney General of Washington’s office and Jean Mathisen of the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Fraud Fighter call center, presented some basic ways to protect yourself from identity theft.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Child safety fair today at Factoria

Eastside families can help make sure their children are safe at the 2008 Child Safety Fair & Baby Extravaganza Saturday at the Factoria Mall.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Museum offers training for adults, teens

BAM offers volunteer docent training programs for teens and adults. The adult program has 68 active docents. Thirty hours of annual service is required.

  • Jun 2, 2008

YES raises $307,000 at breakfast

Youth Eastside Services raised more than $307,000 May 8 at a fundraising breakfast. It was the most successful fundraiser ever.

  • Jun 2, 2008
The Lake Sammamish bathhouse project is proposed for funding in the 2009-2011 budget period.

Lake Sammamish Park plan wins award

The Sunset Beach Bathhouse project at Lake Sammamish State Park has been selected as one of the region’s top 10 greenest projects. The project was recognized in the ‘What Makes it Green?” Awards by the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

  • Jun 2, 2008
The Lake Sammamish bathhouse project is proposed for funding in the 2009-2011 budget period.

Two to receive Eagle Scout award today

Benjamin Jay Wright of Issaquah and William Stanley Harding of Newcastle will receive Eagle Scout awards today at Aldersgate Methodist Church in Bellevue.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Best-selling author to make appearance

Best-selling author of Amish fiction Wanda Brunstetter will make an appearance at Bellevue Lifeway Christian Bookstore on May 17.

  • Jun 2, 2008

48th delegation sets town hall

The 48th District’s legislative delegation will hold their second post-session town hall on May 20 at Redmond City Hall.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Police Blotter

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  • Jun 2, 2008

Phil Noble named to county commmittee

Bellevue City Council member Phil Noble has been named to the county's Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Oversight Committee Panel.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Emma Morris started work at Overlake Hospital 18 months after it opened - and she’s been there ever since. June 6 is her last day.

Overlake nurse to retire after nearly 50 years

Back when Emma Morris came to Overlake, it was still the little wooden hospital sitting in between a pig and dairy farm and staff could look out the window in the surgery area and see cows grazing in the pasture right outside.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Emma Morris started work at Overlake Hospital 18 months after it opened - and she’s been there ever since. June 6 is her last day.

Computer collection event set at BCC

Computers and other computer peripherals will be accepted for recycling Saturday, May 31 at a special collection event.

  • Jun 2, 2008

3 Bellevue residents named Living Treasures at BCC for diversity

Three Bellevue residents have been named Living Treasures by Bellevue Community College’s Diversity Caucus. Nora Lance, Associate Director of Student Programs, was chosen as one of four employees to receive the honor, while students Michael Akrish and Katie Wilson were among the four student Living Treasures.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Kelly Almeleh

Bellevue downtown farmers market open, Crossroads on Tuesday

The Farmers Market north of downtown Bellevue has opened for the season. The market operates every Thursdays from 3-7 p.m., through Oct. 9 at 1717 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Kelly Almeleh

Fire in Factoria storage unit speads to car

A stubborn car fire at a Factoria self-storage facility in the 13200 block of S.E. 30th St. kept Bellevue firefighters busy Friday morning. The fire originated from one of the units where a man was apparently servicing some equipment around 11 a.m. The first fire crew was able to quickly extinguish the storage unit fire, but a nearby car developed a gas tank leak that resisted extinguishment for several more minutes.

  • Jun 2, 2008