JANUARY 13, 1997
Police make arrest in shoplifting/assault case
Police arrested a 20-year-old Kent man and are looking for his two accomplices after he was caught shoplifting merchandise from a local auto supply store and assaulting an employee there last Friday afternoon.
City, county evaluate flooding
Unlike the flooding in February 1996, the exceptional rains and melting snow of December found King County and the city prepared at the site of the Hollywood Schoolhouse, where crews constructed a rock berm before the flows jumped the channel.
Fire district audit results released
Failure to deposit funds in a timely manner, lack of adequate controls over purchasing, and no documentation for several of the former fire chief's credit card transactions were areas needing improvement, according to the State Auditor's report.
Fire Board chooses Callon to negotiate new medical plan
By a vote of 2-1 with two commissioners absent, Woodinville Fire Commissioner David Callon will be negotiating a proposed new medical plan with Woodinville Fire Fighters Local 2950.
Council appoints Woodinville's first Parks Commission
During incorporation and the city visioning process, Woodinville residents asked for more parks and recreation opportunities. That request is about to get another boost. Last week, the City Council appointed the seven-member Parks and Recreation Commission.
County Council gives nod to Northridge
The second of two mini-cities on Novelty Hill Road has gotten the nod from the King County Council, but will probably face the same journey to Superior Court as did its companion project Blakely Ridge.
City Council more receptive to TRF's five-year freeze
Wary of freezing conditions for 10 years on the city's first major downtown development since incorporation, the City Council seemed more at ease with the more recent proposal for five years of assurance for TRF-Pacific, the project's developers.
Load shifts, train stuck
A Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train pulling rail cars and containers that were damaged in a derailment near Maltby recently became stuck last Tuesday evening on the tracks just west of the Woodinville-Snohomish Road at 132nd Ave. NE in Woodinville.
Metro King County Council news: Herbfarm destroyed in fire
by Louise Miller, Metro-King County Councilmember
Like so many citizens throughout King County, I was deeply saddened to have lost such a treasured asset in our community when The Herbfarm restaurant was destroyed by fire.