Archive | October, 2016

Help Remove Invasive Plants on the Cross Kirkland Corridor Monday, November 7 and 21

Help Remove Invasive Plants on the Cross Kirkland Corridor

Monday, November 7 and 21

9 to 11 am

We’ll be working on the section between 6th St. S. and Kirkland Ave.

Parking available on the west side of 6th St. S. and at Kirkland Ave. on both sides of the CKC.

  • Bring small pruning saws, heavy duty loppers, and water (I’ll have a few extra tools)
  • Wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, and gloves
  • We will be focusing on scotch broom removal using saws and weed wrenches

For more information contact

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Google announces $165,000 sponsorship for “open outdoors for kids” initiative together with U.S. Department of the Interior

Announcement made during first-ever campout held on Google’s Kirkland campus for area students served by YMCA


On Saturday, October 22, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Google to announce a $165,000 sponsorship to the National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids, an initiative that helps connect more kids to their national parks through fun and engaging activities. The announcement was made during a campout held on Google’s Kirkland campus together with the U.S. Department of the Interior and YMCA for 60 Seattle-area elementary students…

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Kirkland Traffic Alert: Totem Lake Blvd Traffic Revision Oct. 27-28

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to a temporary revision of the lanes in the 12200 block of Totem Lake Blvd from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., October 27 and 28. The lanes will be reduced to one lane each direction north of 124th in order for the street team to perform an emergency repair.

We ask drivers to be patient and cautious for the safety of workers and the public.

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Council Updates Complete Streets Ordinance

Ordinance says transportation facilities should accommodate travelers of all ages, all abilities and all forms


Kirkland’s City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 18 to update its Complete Streets Ordinance, which it first approved 10 years ago.

The updated ordinance requires Kirkland to accommodate all forms of travel for all ages and all abilities “to the maximum extent practical” when it is upgrading or building new transportation-related infrastructure…

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LETTER | Why I’m voting for Valderrama

With the Presidential election taking center stage, local elections have fallen by the wayside. This is frightening, as who we vote into Office in our Washington is every bit as important as who we vote into Office in that other Washington. I feel compelled to write in and recommend Ramiro Valderrama for State Representative, 45th District. As a registered Democrat,  I have always blindly voted for the Democratic nominee, but this time around I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Valderrama is the best hope we have for controlled, responsible growth and fiscal responsibility…

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In Concert for Cancer with Jeff Kashiwa and Steve Cole November 17, 2016 at 6:30pm

Concert at Kirkland Performance Center raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer treatment and research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

Two of the world’s most acclaimed saxophonist’s, Jeff Kashiwa and Steve Cole headline the fifth annual In Concert for Cancer event. Seattle native Jeff Kashiwa became known as one of the most compelling saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons in 1989. Jeff has released 9 solo CDs and has spent 28 years touring and performing all over the world. Chicago native Steve Cole exploded onto the scene in 1998. With catchy Billboard charting hits, he has become one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz, releasing 9 solo CDs to date. Kashiwa and Cole are founding member of Sax Pack, an all-star sax combo consisting of rotating members Jeff Kashiwa, Kim Waters, Jackiem Joyner and Marcus Anderson…

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City of Kirkland Receives Grant to Install Twenty-two New Recycling Bins in Local Parks

Kirkland residents should expect to see more recycling options in neighborhood parks this fall thanks to a partnership between the City of Kirkland’s Solid Waste Division, Waste Management, and a grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful (KAB). 

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program provided funding for 900 new recycling bins in public parks across the country in 2016, making recycling more accessible for Americans enjoying the outdoors…

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