Newcastle man sentenced for leading identity theft ring

March 4, 2010

Gabriel Jang, 37, of Newcastle, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Feb. 5 to eight and a half years in prison, five years of supervised release and $466,622 in restitution for leading an identity theft ring run from a Newcastle post office box.

The identity theft ring brought in more than $3 million during a seven-year period. Read more

Council passes developer stimulus

March 4, 2010

The City Council has unanimously passed a developer stimulus ordinance that will help certain development projects in the city withstand the economic recession, by deferring fee collection and allowing more time to obtain permits and city approvals. Read more

Hazen High School receives bomb threat

March 4, 2010

An 18-year-old Hazen High School senior who called in a bomb threat to Hazen High School Feb. 12 has been expelled, said Randy Matheson, Renton School District spokesman. He said the man has not been charged, and district officials are working with the student to find another school at which he can finish high school. Read more

School committee recommends new, controversial high school math books

March 4, 2010

The Issaquah School District’s Instructional Materials Committee voted Feb. 11 to recommend school board members purchase Discovering Mathematics textbooks.

It is the same recommendation given a year ago. Read more

KeyBank to move into former Blockbuster building

March 4, 2010

The Blockbuster located across the parking lot from the Coal Creek Parkway Safeway went out of business in early February, and KeyBank is now moving into the building. Read more

Mayor names members of City Council to city, regional committees

March 4, 2010

Mayor John Dulcich has named members of the council to the city’s existing committees, as well as regional committees. Read more

Three Planning Commission members resign

March 4, 2010

Three of the seven members of the city’s Planning Commission resigned in February. Read more

Community development director to helm Public Works

March 4, 2010

Interim City Manager Rob Wyman appointed Community Development Director Steve Roberge to take over as interim Public Works director after Public Works Director Maiya Andrews resigned Feb. 10.

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Local personal trainer co-founds women’s fitness boot camp

March 4, 2010

Brian Wehner has helped form a fitness boot camp exclusively for women that began March 1. Classes are one hour long and begin at 5:30 and 9:30 a.m. at Lewis Creek Park in Bellevue and Carol Edwards Park in Woodinville. Read more

Students get crash course on a clean mouth

March 4, 2010

Dentist gives special presentations about oral hygiene at elementary schools

Dominick Curalli, of Newcastle Dentistry, shows first-graders in Kathryn Ingalls’ class at Hazelwood Elementary School what a cavity-filled mouth looks like. By Tim Pfarr

For National Dental Health Month, Dentist Dominick Curalli, of Newcastle Dentistry, traveled to six different elementary schools in February to teach first-, second- and third-graders the importance of oral hygiene.

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