Andy Nystrom

Take your time while navigating Redmond streets | Editor’s Notebook

When I think of the crosswalks and pedestrian safety issues featured in this issue’s cover story, I can’t help but return to my youth. As a 5-year-old, my mom arranged for me to meet up with a police officer in my hometown of Redondo Beach, Calif., for a newspaper article on crossing the street safely. (Yes, I was in the paper as the subject of a story before becoming a writer myself years later.)

Redmond man pleads guilty in woman’s shooting death

Eight months after Claire Thompson, a 20-year-old Sammamish native, was fatally shot at a Redmond house party, Cornelius De Jong IV pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.

The Overlake School's volleyball team sports pink jerseys at last October's 'Volleyball Vs. Cancer' event

Overlake scores Program of Excellence award

Tack on another victory for The Overlake School. At halftime of the girls home soccer match versus rival University Prep on Sept. 28, representatives from Coach and Athletic Director magazine will present the Redmond school an Interscholastic Sports Program of Excellence 2012 award.

The Overlake School's volleyball team sports pink jerseys at last October's 'Volleyball Vs. Cancer' event
Rep. Ross Hunter of the 48th Legislative District discussed the state budget

Rep. Hunter discusses state issues at Redmond Chamber luncheon

Rep. Ross Hunter of the 48th Legislative District was on hand at Wednesday’s Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce luncheon to discuss the state budget, education and transportation.

Rep. Ross Hunter of the 48th Legislative District discussed the state budget
Christi Dudzik of Woodinville flashes a No. 1 sign to a friend at Marymoor Park on Friday afternoon after finishing her first day of walking in the Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day.

Walk to fight breast cancer features Marymoor Park camp site | Slideshow

Walkers came to Redmond's Marymoor Park from as far away as Boscobel, Wis., and as close as Woodinville to help fight breast cancer during last weekend's Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day event.

Christi Dudzik of Woodinville flashes a No. 1 sign to a friend at Marymoor Park on Friday afternoon after finishing her first day of walking in the Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day.
The Bear Creek School’s Makena Schoene slams away as Michele Brown watches at last Friday’s Sundome Volleyball Festival. The Grizzlies tied for third with Lynden Christian.

Bear Creek volleyball is shooting for state — again

Michele Brown can’t get enough of volleyball — it’s been a part of her life since she was 8 years old.

The Bear Creek School’s Makena Schoene slams away as Michele Brown watches at last Friday’s Sundome Volleyball Festival. The Grizzlies tied for third with Lynden Christian.
Craig Larsen discussed the Redmond Central Connector last Friday at the Redmond Senior Center.

Downtown Park and Redmond Central Connector plans are in the works

People like what they’ve seen and heard so far, and City of Redmond Parks Director Craig Larsen said there’s more good things on the horizon.

Craig Larsen discussed the Redmond Central Connector last Friday at the Redmond Senior Center.
Redmond High captains Kristin Hayman

Redmond girls soccer players are ready to roll

After logging his daytime hours as an information-technology manager at The Boeing Company, Patrick Scheibe heads to his other job as coach of the Redmond High girls soccer team.

Redmond High captains Kristin Hayman

A new beginning at the Redmond Reporter | Editor’s Notebook

As I strolled through the halls at Redmond Elementary on Wednesday, taking back-to-school photos of students and parents, I, too, got caught up in the moment of transitioning from one grade or level to another.

Redmond High sophomore Phillip Klassen placed third in the Class 4A state diving competition on Saturday.

Klassen clan continues to shine at state diving competition: Phillip places third, Eric finishes 12th

With former state champion Max Klassen looking on, his two Redmond High little brothers gave the diving boards a serious workout at Saturday's 4A state meet. With the first of his final three dives, sophomore Phillip scored several sevens on his reverse 1 1/2 tuck en route to a third-place finish with 354.75 points at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Redmond High sophomore Phillip Klassen placed third in the Class 4A state diving competition on Saturday.