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Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 10:27 am
City Council schedules Public Hearing on proposal to ban shipping containers in residential zones
Lynnwood Today - The Lynnwood City Council has scheduled a Public Hearing on the issue of the use of shipping containers as accessory structures in residential zones. The Public Hearing is set for 7 p.m., May 11 in the Council Chambers at Lynnwood Civic Center, 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood. The City is proposing an amendment of the zoning code, adding a definition for 'shipping container' and prohibiting the use of shipping containers as accessory structures within single-family and multi-family residential areas. This proposal is area-wide and is not site-specific. Interested citizens are invited to attend this public hearing and to provide comments, either orally or in writing. Prior to the hearing, written comments may be submitted to Michele Q Szafran, Associate Planner, For more information call 425-670-5408. Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 10:15 am
City issues Determination of Non-significance for Highway 99 housing project; public comment period closes May 8
Lynnwood Today - The City of Lynnwood has issued a determination of non-significance for a proposed apartment complex project at 18626 Highway 99, on the southwest corner of 186th Pl. SW. and Highway 99. A determination of nonsignificance or DNS means that a proposal is not likely to have significant adverse environmental impacts. The applicant, TCG Investments of Edmonds, is proposing to construct a six-story, 304,204 square foot apartment complex in two structures with 231 residential units. The maximum height will be approximately 64 feet. The project will also include demolition of an existing former automobile shop. 326 parking stalls will be provided with 116 stalls located in a two level garage and 210 stalls at the surface. The applicant proposes to provide associated landscaping and will construct outside gathering areas. Excavation of 37,517 cubic yards of material and 5,979 cubic yards of fill for grading will occur. Steep slopes and a wetland are located on-site which may require mitigation. If critical areas are determined on site the applicant will be required to comply with applicable local and state critical area regulations. The public comment period closes Friday, May 8. Submit comments to the Lynnwood Community Development Department, 4114 198th St. SW, Suite 7, P.O. Box 5008, Lynnwood, WA 98046-5008. Contact Gloria Rivera, Senior Planner, 425-670-5409 or The DNS can be appealed until May 22, 2015. Appeals must be in writing and must contain specific factual objections. Appeals should be sent to the Lynnwood City Council, 19100 44th Ave, W., P.O. Box 5008, Lynnwood, WA 98046-5008. The project file is available for public review in the Community Development Department at 4114 198th St. SW., Suite 7, Lynnwood, WA., on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: Gloria Rivera, Senior Planner at 425-670-5409 or at Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 9:57 am
Alderwood Water & Wastewater District holding two Public Hearings on May 18
Lynnwood Today - The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District Board of Commissioners will hold Public Hearings on the withdrawal of territory from the District's corporate boundary and the District's Conservation plan during its regular meeting on May 18. The proposed withdrawal area is located generally east of Airport Road, west of State Route 99, and south of 112th Street SW, and is also referred to as the "Everett Triangle." The other Public Hearing is on the District's Conservation Plan and proposed water savings goals for District customers. A draft of the proposed conservation program is available online at The Public Hearings will be part of the Board of Commissioners' regular meeting on Monday, May 18 at 5 p.m. at the District's regular meeting location at 3626 156th Street SW, Lynnwood. Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 9:41 am
Happening nearby: 1st Security Bank to offer free document shredding, electronics recycling May 2 in Edmonds
Lynnwood Today - A free community document shredding and electronics recycling event is being offered by 1st Security Bank Edmonds on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. People are encouraged to bring their sensitive documents for secure shredding as well as their old electronics for proper recycling. Electronics accepted for free include TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, and cell phones. Other electronics will be accepted for $5 each. The bank is located at 620 Edmonds Way, Edmonds. Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 12:44 am
Bridge work on I-5 will require weekend closures
HeraldNet - ... the existing bridge. And of course there are the finishing touches on the new I-405 express toll lanes coming from Lynnwood to Bellevue. The new lanes will replace existing high-occupancy vehicle lanes in the 17-mile stretch and bring a host of new ... Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 8:54 pm
Edmonds Community College hosts 30th annual powwow 'Honoring Mother Earth' May 1-3
Lynnwood Today - Edmonds Community College's Native American Student Association hosts its 30th annual powwow, "Honoring Mother Earth," May 1-3. The powwow brings together students, families, and communities to celebrate American Indian singing, drumming, dancing, and arts and crafts. It will be held in Seaview Gym on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Dance and drum grand entries start at 7 p.m., Friday; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday; and 1 p.m., Sunday. This event is free and open to the public. This is a contest powwow; all dancers and drums are welcome. This year, musician and educator Arlie Neskahi, of the Dine' (Navajo) Nation of New Mexico, is the master of ceremonies. He is well known for his performance, composition, and knowledge of traditional music. The college also welcomes arena director, Robert Charles; head men's dancer, JD Olney; head women's dancer, Emily Washines; and host drum. The host drum will be selected at each grand entry. Powwows are social gatherings -- open to all people -- celebrating American Indian tribes' traditions, styles of dance, songs, families, and friendships. Dancers and drummers come to the college's powwow from tribes throughout the Northwest and United States, including locally from the Muckleshoot, Lummi, Puyallup, and Suquamish tribes. For more information, call 425-712-9000, ext. 4564 or go to: Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 8:42 pm
Volunteers honor Earth Day at Gold Park
Lynnwood Today - An enthusiastic group of volunteers joined Edmonds Community College LEAF School in an Earth Day/National Day of Service event Saturday at Gold Park in Lynnwood. Volunteers assisted with restoration efforts, removal of invasive plants and new native plantings. New interpretative signs also were installed throughout the park. The event was sponsored by Center for Service Learning, Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School, Snohomish Tribe, Blue Heron Canoe Family and the City of Lynnwood. Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 5:03 pm
Pacific Little League players enjoy their moment on the diamond
Lynnwood Today - It was a big day for 65 baseball and softball teams as they marched onto the field to be recognized by families and friends during Pacific Little League Day Saturday at Lynndale Park. Last year's Pacific Little League All-Stars/Northwest Region Champs/Little League World Series team and their coaches also were recognized for their accomplishments. Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 4:02 pm
Brighton School students celebrate Earth Day at Ballinger Park
Lynnwood Today - Brighton School students were among the more than 60 volunteers who celebrated Earth Day at Ballinger Park in Mountlake Terrace. Students, along with residents from Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Lynnwood, picked up litter and debris in the park and also removed weeds from the area near the Hall Creek pedestrian bridge. Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 11:41 am
Your guide to local breweries and taprooms
HeraldNet - ... using traditional methods. Find their beers at Brews Almighty in Everett. Tucked in a small industrial park in Lynnwood, Big E Ales have been producing handcrafted ales since 2005. The brewery's flagship beers, like its Scotch Ale, Blackberry Ale ... Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 8:49 pm
Saturday is Pacific Little League Day
Lynnwood Today - Nothing says spring like Little League baseball. Saturday is Pacific Little League Day, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lynndale Park field,Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W., Lynnwood, The free event will celebrate all Pacific Little League baseball and softball players and coaches — past and present — and will include food and fun games for the kids on all three fields. The Parade of Players and Ceremony at 11a.m. will honor the 2014 Pacific Little League All-Stars/Northwest Region Champs/Little League World Series team. You can learn more here. Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 8:43 pm
Child's Play: Lighten up and have fun with '50 Dangerous Things'
Lynnwood Today - Just last week, I was talking to my kids' pediatrician about one of the million things I am worried about. At this point, over nine years into our relationship as pediatrician and person who needs reassurance, she handles it by saying just the right thing. I suspect she doesn't need a long history to find the right thing to say. She always appears so calm through the body part gluings (she has done two of the five we've required as a family,) sending us to Children's when my youngest had meningitis, and taking the role of the voice of reason and reality when I bring up another far-fetched yet real-feeling thing I'm worried about. Her response included mention of a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece about The Tinkering School in San Francisco and how lately some parents are almost afraid of their kids for fear of making the wrong decision. Ding! Ding! Ding! That IS the way that I feel and man, am I relieved it's not just me. As much as I hated saying I hadn't seen something in the New York Times (I would like to think I'm well read), the reality is I am much more up-to-date on spam-filled sites with celebrity quizzes and regrettable tattoo slideshows, so I had to look it up. The Op-Ed piece talked about the Tinkering School in San Francisco, founded by Gever Tulley and Julie Spiegler to "explore the notion that children could learn by building real things using real tools and real materials." If "real tools" doesn't give you even the slightest record scratch in your head, you are all-the-way cooler than me or maybe you haven't had the stitches-versus-glue conversation amongst medical professionals as much as I have. Either way, Tulley explains "There are not enough opportunities in a child's life to be taken seriously, to be given autonomy and to learn authentically. I think they need learning opportunities that respect and incorporate their ideas." When I read that, I realized that, in our life, that has been true as recently as this month. We taught the 9-year-old to use the toaster, cut me some slack, we hadn't treated the toaster as a flame breathing monster, but more of a thing that is more likely going to get a fork stuck in it than actual toast. When he was given the details of what was and wasn't possible and successfully toasted a waffle, he was so chuffed up he made his and his brother's breakfast for a few weeks straight. Tulley was right, I hadn't really taken him seriously and even though I fully believe I have to, and am in the process of teaching them to be adults who can take care of themselves amongst roommates to life partners, I could probably be teaching them a little more. Tulley, along with Spiegler, also penned a book: '50 Dangerous Things (you should let your children do.)' It was mentioned in the New York Times Op-Ed piece and I figured since author Allison Arieff, who outlined some of these 50 Dangerous Things, was admittedly not ready to allow all of them yet, I could take a my own look — a very cautious, nervous lo Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 3:32 pm
Celebrating Arbor Day in Lynnwood
Lynnwood Today - Full story available at Lynnwood Today Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 2:19 pm
Sound Transit begins shaping region's next wave of transit
Business Journal - ... some of the region's worst traffic will help alleviate congestion. The light rail route between Northgate and the Lynnwood Transit Center will stop at Northeast 145th Street, Northeast 185th Street and Mountlake Terrace Transit Center at 236th ... Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 1:05 pm
Lynnwood Police blotter
Lynnwood Today - The following are selected incidents from the Lynnwood Police blotter. April 15 16700 block of Highway 99. Warrant service. A juvenile female was arrested for a warrant and new charges of possession of a dangerous weapon and drug paraphernalia. 5700 block of 200th St. SW. Theft. A GPS was stolen from a vehicle. April 16 5200 block of 212th St. SW. Accident. A City light pole was involved in a hit-and-run accident. 20400 block of 68th Ave. W. Accident. A hit-and-run collision was reported. April 17 20200 block of Highway 99. Accident. A hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian was reported. The victim suffered bruised knees and a twisted ankle. 2600 block of 196th St. SW. Accident. A vehicle and bike were involved in a collision. The cyclist received a scrape to the leg. 20800 block of Highway 99. Theft. A man told police he thinks he girlfriend stole his money and Lotto tickets. April 18 4000 block of 164th Pl. SW. Found property. Containers with picnic items were found. 20300 block of 52nd Ave. W. Theft. Money was stolen from a purse left in a desk at a business. 3000 block of 184th St. SW. Theft. A cell phone was stolen after being left in a bar. April 19 19400 block of Highway 99. Found property. A knife was found. April 20 18600 block of Alderwood Mall Parkway. Theft. A department store reported the theft of seven pairs of jeans. 20300 block of 76th Ave. W. Theft. Items were stolen from a vehicle. 4600 block of 200th St. SW. Found property. A backpack was found. Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 1:02 pm
Electronics recycling event May 2 to benefit Meadowdale HS Music Boosters
Lynnwood Today - Meadowdale High School Music Boosters Club is hosting an electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the high school, 6002 168th St. S.W. Among the items to be recycled: computers, laptops, printers, computer parts, faxes, scanners, appliances, stereos, bicycles and barbecues. You can see the complete list here: Cash donations are appreciated and will benefit the high school's music programs. Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 12:08 pm
Ice cream shop worker fights off robbery suspect
KOLD-TV Tucson - LYNNWOOD, WA - Rachel Bishop is one Baskin Robbins worker you do not want to mess with. The 19-year-old said she started throwing punches when a robber flashed a gun and kept grabbing into the cash register for money. Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 7:41 am
Ice cream shop worker fights off employee
KAIT-TV - LYNNWOOD, WA - Rachel Bishop is one Baskin Robbins worker you do not want to mess with. The 19-year-old said she started throwing punches when a robber flashed a gun and kept grabbing into the cash register for money. Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 7:36 am
Washington Baskin Robbins worker punches armed robber
Daily Mail - Heroic teenage Baskin Robbins worker PUNCHES gun-wielding robber in the head as he tries to steal money from her cash register Rachael Bishop, 19, at first pleaded with the man when he ordered her to hand over all the money in the Lynnwood, Washington store Other people saw Bishop tailing the robber and followed, helping police arrest the man - who was a wanted felon for forgery This is the moment a heroic teenage Baskin Robbins employee in Washington punched an armed robber as he tried to steal money from the cash register. Rachael Bishop, 19, was working an afternoon shift at the ice cream chain's Lynnwood store when a man wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses came in, unzipped his jacket and showed her he had a gun. Read more...
Friday, April 24, 2015 -- 7:22 am
Wash. Baskin Robbins worker pummels Baskin robber
Big News - ... throughout the social media spectrum and is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- A Washington state Baskin Robbins worker didn't want to see a robber get away with the store's money, so she punched ... Read more...

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