A long-time Kenmore financial advisor was sentenced on Sept. 12 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison for mail fraud and Social Security Number fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. Edward H. Kahler, 65, was the owner of Key Resources, a Kenmore retirement consulting company that sold annuities and life insurance.
Kahler used proprietary information from the company he previously represented to access customer accounts, then used that information to liquidate the customer accounts and used the money for his own benefit. He was ordered to pay more than $1 million to eight elderly victims.
Being a recent graduate from a local university has been a great accomplishment. I have made many memories in the 45th District such as going to the Juanita Beach Farmers Market, the different festivals in Kirkland, and the Woodinville Parade.
A memory that I am not very fond of is the amounts of time I sat in my car behind the wheel. To this very day, there are times where a 15-minute commute turns into a 45+ minute commute where I am driving less than 30 m.p.h. The level of congestion for Eastside drivers needs to be resolved. The 520 bridge is paid for by drivers and the construction that is currently taking place is for a HOV lane and bike path. It will not help with reducing congestion.
I know there are a lot of families living on the Eastside and I cannot imagine how they handle spending so much time in traffic. Our district is a wonderful place to live and where I hope to raise a family someday. I am thrilled that Brendan Woodward believes in a multi-modal transportation and sees the importance of reducing traffic for Eastside drivers like me. Arlan Paloalto
NOISE AT NIGHT
I live in Merrill Gardens Creekside Retirement Home. My apartment is on the road side of the building — 140th Avenue NE. This road is so noisy that you cannot even talk to someone in your room so they can hear you. At night it’s impossible to sleep if you leave a window open and we have had to do so lately when it was so warm.
It seems there is nothing the managers can do to relieve this noise, so I am writing, hoping that some of the drivers might read this. There are many loud trucks that drive this road all day and night. Also, many cars and motorcycles speed, and I have found that most of them are exceeding the speed limit by at least 40 m.p.h. This road has a 25 m.p.h. speed limit. They are so noisy that no one can possibly sleep and have a window open even just a little. I and many others have to have a little fresh air in order to sleep at night.
I am also informing the police department about the speeding problem. Maybe their presence now and then would help to eliminate the problem. I’ve been told that people have had to move because of the noise.
Please observe the laws and let these senior citizens rest in peace and quiet. Thank you. Gloria Judd
First of all, to the Woodinville City Council. Thank you all for your service to our community. Your job is not an easy one and takes a great deal of time that you could be spending with your families.
Regarding the Wellington Park, the “park” as proposed by the Snohomish County Parks Director simply fails the common sense test. This is an industrial-strength sports complex posing as a community park, designed to serve a small minority of the public who mostly live somewhere else, inappropriately located in a semi-rural natural environment that is the polar opposite of what Snohomish County intends to build. The deception and misrepresentation by county officials, specifically the Parks Director, speak volumes about truth in government. First a sports complex, then a community park; first many soccer tournaments, then few tournaments; first a profit center, then non-profit, and on it goes. Let us all remember, this community park is supposedly dedicated to OUR COMMUNITY as mitigation for the (inappropriately named) Brightwater. If you honestly consider traffic, noise, lights and pollution from this sports complex as reasonable mitigation for a regional sewage treatment plant then perhaps additional mitigation could be in order. Would it be too much to ask for a new metro bus barn to mitigate the effects of pollution from the cars at the sports complex? Maybe a new regional jail in downtown Woodinville to compensate for all the noise and lights? Jails, like pay-to-play sports facilities, are 24-hour centers of activity. However, we should insist on mixed use — bail bondsmen, pawn shops and tattoo parlors on the ground floor with the jail above. I say YES to a park, but a real park, consistent with the natural environment of Wellington. Jim Willett
Like a Swiss Army Knife of the gridiron, Woodinville’s Mitchell Jones can do it all. In the past two games, he has scored seven touchdowns. And during his team’s 32-7 win over Redmond last Friday, Jones rushed for two touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass, recovered two fumbles, intercepted a pass and returned a kickoff for 45 yards. No word yet whether he rescued any kittens from trees or caught any jewel thieves.
“He’s a hero to us,” Woodinville assistant coach Mike Monan said. “There isn’t anything he can’t do. He’s amazing.” The win improved Woodinville’s record to 2-1 on the season.
After a scoreless first half, Woodinville went on a scoring barrage to bury Marysville-Getchell 5-0 last Tuesday night at Pop Keeney Field. The victory left the Lady Falcons with a perfect 4-0 record in preseason play.
“During the first half I don't think we were very confident,” Woodinville coach Nathan Davis said. “We switched our formation up yesterday so we only had 30 minutes to mess with it before this game, so the first half was for feeling it out. At halftime they asked questions, and the light went on. We came out and scored one [goal], and then you saw the confidence go up.”