Eastside Story | What’s happening in nearby cities | Aug. 31
August 31, 2012 · 3:50 PM
Kirkland recently recorded its second home-invasion robbery in three days. A 26-year-old man was transported to Harborview Medical Center Aug. 26 after he was shot at his home around 10 p.m. in the Juanita neighborhood.
Denny’s Pet World in Kirkland is searching for a missing “baby,” a Cheek Conure parrot that was stolen in mid-August. The staff has hand fed the bird since it was young. The parrot is valued at $600. While the birds are not rare, the unusual turquoise coloring of this specific bird may have made it a target.
Redmond will hold a dedication ceremony Sept. 8 for Dudley Carter Park, located at the corner of Leary Way and 159th Place Northeast. The event will be at 1 p.m. and include a walking tour of Dudley Carter sculptures. Carter, the park’s namesake, was an internationally renowned local artist specializing in wood carving, a craft that he learned from the Haida people along the coast of British Columbia, Canada, where he resided until his early adulthood. Carter has many carvings in the area, including at Crossroads Bellevue Mall.
Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley and new Captain Nick Almquist were zapped by a Taser gun during the City of Snoqualmie’s Team Building Lunch on July 19 as part of a fundraising raffle. Sixteen-year-old Peyton McCulley zapped her dad, and city information tech director PJ Rodriguez drew the ticket to zap Almquist. The electrifying raffle raised $450 and 50 pounds of food for the Mount Si Food Bank.
A Bothell man will have a special birthday this year: Billy Idol will perform in Seattle for his birthday. Michael Henrichsen hosted an event – Billy Idol Aid 4 – in Seattle on Aug. 18 as a way to show his passion for Idol’s music as well as to raise money for charity through his Billy Idol Aid events. During the event, the British rocker relayed a special message to the crowd via video: He will play Henrichsen’s 26th birthday party on Oct. 26 at Showbox SODO. “When I received the invitation, I was honored and touched… (This is) sure to be one of the most memorable birthday parties your city has ever known,” Idol proclaimed in the video.