Change your clocks Nov. 1 for daylight saving time

October 31, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 31, 2014

Turn your clocks back an hour when you go to bed Nov. 1.

Daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2.

Attend holiday bazaar and help Eastlake students Saturday

October 30, 2014

NEW — Noon Oct. 30, 2014

Get your holiday shopping done and kick off the season with Eastlake High School’s 21st annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The show features more than 70 artisans and crafters. You’ll find beautiful items for your home and special holiday gifts for friends and family.

The event sponsored by the Eastlake PTSA is at Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish.

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Orthodontist is buying candy, donating to charity

October 30, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 30, 2014

As part of National Orthodontic Health Month, a Sammamish orthodontist will buy children’s Halloween candy for $1 a pound, and make matching donations to charity.

Dr. Robert Trujillo’s office, Orthodontics on the Plateau, will take up to five pounds of wrapped candy per child during his buy-back event, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 3-6. The office is at 22603 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road, Suite 200.

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Lake Washington School District task force seeks volunteers

October 29, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 29, 2014

The Lake Washington School District invites applicants interested in serving on a Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force. The group will study, analyze and make recommendations concerning the district’s long-term facilities needs.

The district seeks 41 parents (one from each neighborhood school, plus the three choice high schools with their own campus), two members of the business community, two senior citizens and four community members at large.

Apply here by Nov. 6.

As the fastest-growing district in King County over the last two school years, Lake Washington School District is facing a need for classrooms to house its growing enrollment, which has increased close to 2,000 students in the past three years to 26,708. At the same time, the district has been following a plan to modernize all of its school buildings.

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Weather disruption

October 28, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy A powerful windstorm swept through the region Oct. 25, causing damage in many areas. In Sammamish, crews had to repair fallen power lines along 244th Avenue Northeast near Carson Elementary School.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
A powerful windstorm swept through the region Oct. 25, causing damage in many areas. In Sammamish, crews had to repair fallen power lines along 244th Avenue Northeast near Carson Elementary School.

School board pushes back Tiger Mountain Community High School closure to 2016

October 28, 2014

Tiger Mountain Community High School will close after the 2015-16 school year, a plan that deviates slightly from the one proposed by the Issaquah School District’s superintendent.

Superintendent Ron Thiele had recommended the closure of Tiger Mountain at the end of the current year, but the Issaquah School Board voted 5-0 at its Oct. 22 meeting to delay the closure by a year and remove a gap in alternative education for district students.

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Go All in For Kids tonight in Issaquah School District fundraiser

October 28, 2014

NEW — 10:35 a.m. Oct. 28, 2014

Almost 200 high schoolers will descend on the Issaquah School District administration building tonight for the final phase of the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s All in for Kids Phone-a-thon.

Fueled by pizza and treats, determined students will attempt to call 6,000 families and raise $160,000. The foundation asks that you answer the phone when you receive your call.

Your gift — whether $5 a month or $500 a year — will fund programs that help all students achieve the promise of their academic potential. You can also donate online here.

City bans marijuana-related businesses

October 27, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 27, 2014

The Sammamish City Council adopted an ordinance Oct. 21 that will prohibit businesses from growing, processing or selling marijuana in the city limits.

The council approved the new law by a 6-1 vote, with Councilman Don Gerend providing the lone opposition.

Since last December, the city had passed two temporary moratoriums to keep recreational marijuana businesses away. More than 30 cities around the state have adopted permanent laws around the issue, which resulted from the passage of Initiative 502 in 2012.

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City passes annual state audit

October 26, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 26, 2014

The city of Sammamish was given a clean bill of health in a recently released report from the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

The audit, which comprised all of 2013, found city officials complied with state laws, as well as its own policies and procedures, in safeguarding finances and public resources.

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Nominations sought for 2015 National Small Business Week Awards

October 24, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 24, 2014

The U.S. Small Business Administration Seattle District Office is accepting nominations for its 2015 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.

The website provides all the guidelines and has made it easier to submit and track nominee submissions. It also has a complete list of award categories.

Nominations can also be sent or brought to SBA’s Seattle District Office, 2401 Fourth Ave., Suite 450, Seattle.

Nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand-delivered no later than noon Jan. 5.

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