Archive | December, 2016

Help Remove Invasive Plants on the Cross Kirkland Corridor

  Help Remove Invasive Plants on the Cross Kirkland Corridor Monday, January 2 9 to 11 am We’ll be working south of Kirkland Way (red “x” on map). Parking available on Railroad Avenue (red “P” on map). Bring heavy duty loppers and water (I’ll have a few extra tools) Wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, and gloves (leather are best for blackberries) We’ll be hacking out blackberries […]

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Save the Date: January 23 Neighborhood Forum – “For the Love of Kirkland”

The Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods and the City of Kirkland invite Kirkland residents and business owners to save the date for a Neighborhood Forum led by acclaimed community engagement expert Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities and Love Where You Live. The event, called “For the Love of Kirkland,” will be held Monday, January 23, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:45 pm. Information about how to RSVP will be coming soon. 

Anyone who is interested in exploring ways to make Kirkland an even better place to live and work will be invited to attend. The goals of the event are to celebrate Kirkland’s neighborhoods and inspire people to become more involved in their neighborhood associations…

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Kirkland Rotary assists the community and Santa!

Rotarians from the Kirkland Club put on a breakfast, gift shopping and Santa visit for 25 families and 33 kids. Fred Meyer opened their doors on Saturday morning the 17th of December and families with their kids shopped with the assistance of a Rotarian and a gift card. The store gave a discount and an express […]

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Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Tree Lot A Huge Success

The Kirkland community and surrounding neighborhoods came through once again this year in its support of the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland’s Christmas Tree Lot.  The lot opened the day after Thanksgiving and officially sold its last tree on December 13, raising approximately $30,000. The Kiwanis Club is grateful to the community for the loyalty and support it has shown over the years…

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Jon Pascal Appointed By City Council to Fill Vacancy Left By Kloba

City Council Appoints Jon Pascal to Fill Upcoming Vacancy in Council Position 2

Pascal to Replace Shelley Kloba Effective January 1, 2017


At a special meeting of the Kirkland City Council today, the Council appointed Jon Pascal to fill an upcoming vacancy. Council Position 2 will be vacated by Shelley Kloba who resigned effective December 31, 2016. Kloba was elected to serve Legislative District 1 in the State House of Representatives in the November 8, 2016 general election.  Mr. Pascal will be sworn in at the January 3 City Council meeting. Pascal’s term is effective January 1, 2017 through the certification of the 2017 general election. 


Pascal’s appointment capped the special meeting which included interviews with the five finalist candidates that advanced on December 13 for consideration to fill the vacancy…

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Top Ten Things to Bring to the 15th Annual Kirkland Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 1 @1PM

The 15th Annual unofficial Polar Bear Plunge (the first and therefore the BIGGEST event of 2017) is rapidly approaching and we have received a few questions as to what one should wear. So, we have put together a list of the Top 10 Things to Bring to the Polar Bear Plunge. The most important thing to bring is a sense of humor. There are few events in town which prompt more laughter from participants and onlookers alike…

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Kirkland Police Arrest Suspects on Multiple Identity Theft and Fraud Charges

On December 14th, the Kirkland Police Department responded to a local hotel in the Totem Lake area for a report of a disturbance between a male and female. The female stated that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, who had since fled the scene. Officers were able to persuade the male to return back to the area, where he was located and arrested on the domestic charges…

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Kirkland Police Arrest Juvenile in Stabbing Incident

Kirkland Police responded at 6:46 pm last night to a report of several juveniles fighting in the 132nd Square Park. The park is located at the intersection of NE 132nd St and 132nd AVE NE. Officers arrived and located a male juvenile in the park with two stab wounds to his right leg.  Another male juvenile was contacted at a nearby residence where he had fled to after stabbing the other juvenile. The victim was transported to Evergreen Hospital and treated for his non-life threatening wounds.  The second juvenile was placed under arrest for Assault in the 2nd Degree and transported to a juvenile facility.  The individuals knew each other and the confrontation was a result of accusations and comments conducted mostly over social media sites…

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