October 17, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 17 2010
The long waits for King County environmental and building permits should shrink Monday, as the county permitting agency adopts a more user-friendly policy.
Beginning Monday, the county Department of Development and Environmental Services will provide same-day or “over-the-counter” reviews for many permit types.
The “over-the-counter” permits include small residential remodels, tenant improvements to commercial spaces, building additions, decks, seismic retrofits and others. Complex development proposals still require appointments.
October 14, 2010
NEW — 12:15 p.m. Oct. 14, 2010
Newcastle resident Petra Sovcovova will star as the Widow Corney in a Lyric Opera Northwest production of the Broadway musical “Oliver!” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Moore Theatre in Seattle.
The show is one night only.
Sovcovova is a soprano who has played roles such as Micaela in Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” and Musetta and Mimi in Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème.” However, she has performed outside of opera, working with British composer Andrew Keeling and singing at humanitarian benefits for the homeless in Seattle, according to a news release.
October 13, 2010
NEW — 11:15 a.m. Oct. 13, 2010
A man reported his Honda lawnmower had been stolen from his unlocked shed in the 11800 block of Southeast 88th Street between July 1 and Oct. 1. The lawnmower was worth $850.
The perils of craigslist dating
A man called police just before 12:30 a.m. Sept. 28 when a woman whom he had met on craigslist came to his house, in the 7800 block of 115th Avenue Southeast, in an old white Oldsmobile or Ford and would not leave. She sat outside for a while and finally left, but the man was afraid she was still on his property. Police did a check of the area but did not find her.