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Two-time breast cancer survivor Vickie Mason celebrates while walking with others on the Survivor Lap at the American Cancer Society’s Redmond/Kirkland Relay for Life at Redmond High School last Saturday. For more photos
Two-time breast cancer survivor Vickie Mason celebrates while walking with others on the Survivor Lap at the American Cancer Society’s Redmond/Kirkland Relay for Life at Redmond High School last Saturday. For more photos
The Bear Creek boys basketball coach Scott Moe cuts down the net after the Grizzlies won the tri-district championship in March and earned the program’s first berth to the state tournament.

Bear Creek basketball coach leads team from cellar to state tourney

Four years ago, The Bear Creek boys’ basketball team was in shambles. The Grizzlies, in their 2004-2005 campaign, did not win a single league game and won only one other contest all season, which was on par with their previous years — the team only won a total of four games from 2001-2005. Enter Scott Moe. The Grizzlies, led by a strong core of seniors in guard Nate Castle and forwards Jimmy Rehfeld and Garrett Bensen, went undefeated in the 2B Sea-Tac League on the way to their first league crown and won 20 games for the first time.

The Bear Creek boys basketball coach Scott Moe cuts down the net after the Grizzlies won the tri-district championship in March and earned the program’s first berth to the state tournament.

Redmond’s ‘build green’ program to be presented June 19

To encourage residential builders to "build green," the City of Redmond is instituting the Green Residential Permitting Pilot Program. The city has heard from Redmond residents that they expect new development to be environmentally sensitive. That extends not only to preserving environmentally critical areas and mature trees — as Redmond already does — but also constructing buildings with a reduced environmental footprint. This program encourages exactly that.

  • Jun 11, 2008

King County receives proposed amendments to ‘constitution’

Every 10 years, a citizen commission reviews the King County Charter and recommends charter amendments for the King County Council to place before voters to update the county’s “constitution.” This is one of those years and the council, last week, received proposed amendments to be considered for the November general election ballot.

  • Jun 11, 2008

King County plans ‘deep, searing’ cutbacks to its justice systems

There won’t be enough money in the King County budget for 2009 and likely well beyond, so officials expect “deep, searing” cutbacks will be required, particularly of the county’s criminal justice systems.

  • Jun 11, 2008

Redmond’s online grading: high-tech fix or unnecessary intrusion?

They come twice a year and have the power to determine one’s academic future, but report cards are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Junior high and high school students in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) now have instant access to their progress throughout a semester with Webgrader, a Web-based grading system. But, students and teachers are not the only users of Webgrader; parents can also monitor their child’s performance on every test and assignment.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Redmond police officer shoots knife-wielding man

A Redmond police officer shot and wounded a man wielding a knife early Saturday morning in the 8200 block of 149th Way Northeast.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Good time to buy — and sell

The national news is full of doom and gloom about the housing market. Over and over, we see and hear that lenders aren’t approving mortgages, property values are plummeting and desperate people are foreclosing or selling their homes for peanuts.

Tom Johnston

Johnston takes ‘The Challenge’ and wins big

A client at Gold’s Gym in Redmond, Tom Johnston has won first place in his age group (60 and up) at both the local and national levels of an intense 12-week fitness contest called “The Challenge.”

Tom Johnston

Personal safety class for women set for June 25

The Redmond Police Department will be presenting a Women’s Personal Safety class on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It will be held at the Public Safety/Police Department Training Room (8701 160th Avenue NE).

  • Jun 5, 2008
LWSD Transition Academy soon-to-be graduates

LWSD Transition Academy grads ready for real life

The Lake Washington School District Transition Academy, which serves young adults with disabilities ages 18 to 21, will say goodbye to six of its graduates this June: Sara Aldrich, Andrew Christison, Gary Kocher, Johnny Meyer, Jesse Steffes, and Sarah Zitter.

  • Jun 5, 2008
LWSD Transition Academy soon-to-be graduates

STIFF COMPETITION FOR COLLEGE

By MARY STEVENS DECKER

  • Jun 5, 2008

Lambert joins national panel on criminal justice policies

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, who chairs the council’s Law, Justice and Human Services Committee, has been appointed to a national panel working on criminal justice policies.

  • Jun 5, 2008

POLICE BLOTTER

Monday, June 2

  • Jun 5, 2008
Stephanie Chao poses with actor Patrick Dempsey of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Chao

Redmond parents to attend Relay for Life in honor of daughter lost to cancer

Redmond’s Stephanie Chao was one month away from her 16th birthday when she died in March 2007. She’d been diagnosed in July 2005, with a rare form of soft tissue cancer called synovial sarcoma. Her family and friends will be back at the 2008 Redmond/Kirkland Relay for Life, June 7-8 at Redmond High School, because Stephanie would have wanted to be there, her mom Kathy Kahn told the Redmond Reporter.

Stephanie Chao poses with actor Patrick Dempsey of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Chao

Northwest Writer’s Retreat coming up

The summer Northwest Writer’s Retreat will be held Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the South 47 Farm in Redmond.

  • Jun 4, 2008
Redmond police officer Glenn Rotton
Redmond police officer Glenn Rotton

Redmond, hiking society celebrate National Trails Day June 7

The City of Redmond joins the American Hiking Society in extending an open invitation to all Redmond residents to get outside and connect with local hiking clubs, the city’s Parks and Recreation department or federal land managing agencies to experience everything the great outdoors has to offer.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Kathleen Victors
Kathleen Victors
Joanne White stands in her garden

Redmond’s Symphony of Gardens coming June 29

Joanne White’s stunning garden is one of two Redmond properties to be featured in the eighth annual Symphony of Gardens tour, a benefit event for the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 29. Garden enthusiasts can buy tickets ($25) to tour a total of five gardens in Redmond and Kirkland, including four that have never been open to the public.

Joanne White stands in her garden