Samantha Pak

Redmond’s ‘Plant Lady:’ Kluver manages city’s many parks and trails

Overseeing 23 developed parks consisting of more than 1,000 acres and 17 miles of developed trails is not an easy job. Throw in eight undeveloped parks covering almost 300 acres and another nine underdeveloped trails and the task is more than a little daunting. For Teresa Kluver, however, it's just another day at the office as parks operations supervisor for the City of Redmond's Parks & Recreation department.

Congressman Reichert honored by National Association of Manufacturers

Congressman Dave Reichert, who represents the Eighth District, was honored on Monday by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) with the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award. The award, which was presented to Reichert at Terex Corporation/Genie Industries, in Redmond, recognizes members of Congress whose voting records are 70 percent or more on key legislation that will help manufacturers create jobs and compete in the ever-growing global economy.

Former Redmond fire chief retires after 40-year career as firefighter

After 40 years as a firefighter, Tim Fuller is bidding farewell to a career he never intended to pursue. On Monday, he retired from the Redmond Fire Department, where he had been fire chief since 2005.

LWSD levy garners support and opposition

Students feel cramped and they need more space. That is the message many Redmond High School (RHS) students are echoing throughout the community as the voting deadline for the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) levy approaches.

Preschool uses children’s passion to reach full potential

Finding the right early education program to meet a child's specific needs is not easy. Mary Oemig's son was particularly passionate and advanced in certain areas and not so much in others, so she spent a year looking at private schools, specialty schools and everything in between, but nothing seemed to work for her son, who is now 5 years old.

Metro Transit bus service changes, cancellations for Redmond begin in October

Beryl Standley, who moved to Redmond in 1972, has lived here long enough to see the local bus system grow from almost nothing to having a number of lines serving the community. Before coming to Redmond she lived in Seattle and Spokane — cities with sizable public transportation systems. So Standley is no stranger to riding the bus. She admits she doesn't ride the bus as much as she used to, but she is still concerned about the upcoming changes to several King County Metro Transit routes serving the Eastside, including Redmond.

New executive director for SecondStory Rep bringing theater back to life

Mark Chenovick's first time on a theatre stage was at age 9 — and he's been hooked ever since.

Watercress to offer Chinese New Year banquet Feb. 3-5

Since she was a little girl, Lily Lei has always looked forward to Chinese New Year. The holiday, which is about 4-6 weeks after the western new year, holds great significance to her. Born in Taiwan, the president of Watercress Asian Bistro and Wine Bar didn't celebrate Christmas and never received gifts for her birthday. Chinese New Year, however, was the time of year she could count on new clothes, shoes, towels and other gifts.

Marbella owner named Chamber Champion of 2010

Debra Glugla began her career in the beauty industry more than 20 years ago.

Redmond nonprofit gives individuals with paralysis hope

Steve Ruetschle does not remember much of the day that turned his life upside down. However, he is well aware of how a Redmond-based organization is getting him back on track.

Redmond police chief settles into new job, creates two new positions for the community

Ron Gibson has only been on the job for seven months, but he is already proving to be a very hands-on chief of police. Since moving from Colorado Springs, Colo. to Redmond, Gibson has been working closely with other city departments as well as other police departments and agencies outside of Redmond. Coming from an agency with nearly 700 officers to Redmond, which has 83 commissioned officers, he said he definitely realizes the importance of partnering with others in the area to ensure his department is doing a comprehensive job.

Columbia Bank relocates to downtown, shows permanent commitment to Redmond

Columbia Bank in Redmond has moved to a new, more visible location.

School levy on February ballot will help ease overcrowding crunch: LWSD superintendent says district has ‘run out of space’

With 600 new students entering classrooms this fall, the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student population is on the rise. District officials expect growth to continue at a rate of roughly 450 students per year, which will include more than 800 additional high school students by fall of 2012.

Rose Hill Elementary does ‘Peter Pan’ with a twist

For its 12th annual stage production, Rose Hill Elementary School is taking the classic story about the boy who wouldn't grow up and giving it a comedic and musical twist.

Electric vehicle charging stations coming to Redmond, Jan. 13

The first Level II electric automobile charging stations are coming to Redmond thanks to a grant from the from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).

Wild animals also call Redmond home

As the home of big technology names such as Microsoft, Nintendo and DigiPen it's easy to forget that Redmond is also home to a number of wild animals.

Chanel makes it home for the holidays

It was a very merry Christmas for the Cogan family as 18-year-old daughter Chanel returned home after spending five months in three different medical facilities after she fell 100 off a cliff in Kittitas County, back in July.

City safety camera program starts in February: Pilot program pushed back a month, tickets will be isssued in March

The City of Redmond's Safety Camera Pilot Program is being delayed by one month and is now scheduled to go live Feb. 1, 2011.

New Swedish emergency center to open in Redmond on Tuesday; public open house set for Saturday

The Swedish/Redmond Emergency Department and Ambulatory Care Center is set to open Tuesday Dec. 21 with a public open house on Saturday Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Suzuki music method comes to Redmond

When 6-year-old Diego Andaluz first took an interest in music, it was because he wanted to play the guitar. But his mother, Yadira Martinez, said after bringing him to children's music classes, Diego's interests turned in a different direction.