MARCH 24, 1997

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Council continues sign code discussion

sign code At last week's City Council study session, staff presented visual displays outlining proposed sign spacing along NE 175th Street. Streetscapes, signs, and trees coordinated to create a uniform look to city streets were proposed.

House approves SR-522 safety improvements

SR-522 One of Washington's deadliest highways recently took a step toward safety. House Bill 1612, approved by a 74-24 vote, authorizes spending $7.9 million from the state motor vehicle fund to construct additional lanes on State Route 522.

Johnson pleads not guilty

not guilty plea At an arraignment hearing that was held March 18, Gregory Johnson, charged with the alleged second-degree rape and second-degree assault of a 33-year-old Woodinville woman, pleaded not guilty.

House passes Levick Act on to Senate

Levick Act House Bill 1186, known as the Joey Levick Act, was passed by the state's House of Representatives March 11 by a vote of 87-10. The bill makes it a crime to fail to summon assistance for a person who has suffered substantial bodily harm.

Mudslide hits Sun Ridge condominium

mudslide Early last Wednesday morning, Buster, a five-year-old shitzu-poodle mix belonging to Jeremy and Danielle Keyes, knew something was about to happen. His nervous pacing woke Danielle just before the slide hit.

I-405 work closes Riverside Dr.

I-405 construction East Riverside Drive between Bothell and Woodinville will continue to be closed between the Riverside Mobile Home Estates and the Brickyard Road due to construction on I-405, according to the City of Bothell.

Bothell Landing renovation approved

Bothell Landing Last week, Bothell re-allocated $500,000 for renovations at Bothell Landing and $26,000 for work at Cedar Grove Park. Funds will be drawn from the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) originally tagged for the purchase of the park at Thrasher's Corner.

Police issue sketch of robbery suspect

robbery suspect sketch Police have issued a sketch of a man they believe to be responsible for the gunpoint robbery of a Woodinville pharmacy in the 17000 block of 140th Avenue NE last week.

Fire Commissioners Board meeting notes

Fire Commissioners At the March 18 Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District Commissioners meeting, the commissioners discussed purchase of a trailer sprinkler education system for $4,000, among other topics.

County to simplify zoning

simplified zoning More than 170,000 King County land owners received a letter recently detailing how the county plans to simplify its zoning regulations. Also, public hearings and community meetings will be held.

Obituary: Donna Polacek

obituary Donna Polacek, an active supporter of schools, athletics, and communtiy activities, passed away March 21 after a two-year illness.

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