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Man beaten up while daughter watches from car

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports.

Local Latina author’s work highlighted in new campaign

Maria de Lourdes Victoria’s poem was selected for Waste Management’s new campaign that’s “for Latinos, by Latinos.”

City to partner with new firm to redevelop 200 Mill plaza

Developer’s plan includes 450 rental housing units, as well as office, educational and retail space.

Renton man is charged with fraud in federal court

Richard Thomas Zieske, 48, met his victims at a Renton martial arts studio, according to court documents.

Jean Newell cuts a customer’s hair in her salon — Jean’s Beauty Salon — that opened in the 1950s. (Courtesy photo)

For more than 50 years, she cut, styled and built a landmark

Renton salon owner dies, but her daughter continues her legacy.

Jean Newell cuts a customer’s hair in her salon — Jean’s Beauty Salon — that opened in the 1950s. (Courtesy photo)
Photo courtesy of Heather Harvey on Flickr

Fairwood and West Hill groups receive grants for volunteer-driven projects, events

Nearly 65 community events and projects will be expanded in unincorporated communities with King County grants.

Photo courtesy of Heather Harvey on Flickr

Renton moves forward with updating small cell ordinance

Service providers were not happy with the plan council members voted on.

“Hamilton” is making its Seattle run from Feb. 6 to March 18 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, Seattle. (Courtesy photo)

Your shot at $10 ‘Hamilton’ tickets

Forty orchestra tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Performances start Feb. 6 at the Paramount Theatre.

“Hamilton” is making its Seattle run from Feb. 6 to March 18 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, Seattle. (Courtesy photo)
Bea Mathewson, 102, accidentally sent an email to the wrong person, ended up with two pen pals and was featured in a Buzzfeed video. She has been living in Renton since 1939. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)

How a 102-year-old woman sent a wrong email and ended up on Buzzfeed

Renton resident Bea Mathewson found two unlikely pen pals by accident.

Bea Mathewson, 102, accidentally sent an email to the wrong person, ended up with two pen pals and was featured in a Buzzfeed video. She has been living in Renton since 1939. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)
The “Black & White” exhibit will run until May 19. The opening event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave S. (Image courtesy of Renton History Museum)

New exhibit examines fashion through the ages

‘Black White’ will open Jan. 30 at Renton History Museum.

The “Black & White” exhibit will run until May 19. The opening event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave S. (Image courtesy of Renton History Museum)

Thief punches pregnant store employee

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports.

Job fair for Renton Sam’s Club employees scheduled for Jan. 24

About 63 Sam’s Club locations around the nation, including the one in Renton, will close permanently in March.

Dylan Avila’s performed his one-man show, “My Turn at the Bat,” Jan. 6. COURTESY PHOTO

Comeback comedian swings back

After being hit on the head with a baseball bat, Dylan Avila returns to the stage.

Dylan Avila’s performed his one-man show, “My Turn at the Bat,” Jan. 6. COURTESY PHOTO

Renton City Comic Con announces multi-con collaboration event

Kick off the Cons Party! is scheduled for noon to 10 p.m. on Jan. 27.

Renton day care slapped with code violation fees

The school’s owner asked the city to help them keep the their doors open after finding themselves in a code compliance conundrum.

From left, Samantha Shockly of Starbucks, Renton Mayor Denis Law, Seahawks player Doug Baldwin, Alan Le Nguyen of Starbucks, John Kelly, senior vice president for Starbucks Global Public Affairs and Social Impact and Alexis Daniels of Starbucks. The group posed for a photo after the Family First Community Center received a $150,000 grant from The Starbucks Foundation this week. (Courtesy photo)

Starbucks joins Doug Baldwin and city of Renton to support Cascade/Benson area community center

The Starbucks Foundation donated $150,000 towards the upcoming Family First Community Center.

From left, Samantha Shockly of Starbucks, Renton Mayor Denis Law, Seahawks player Doug Baldwin, Alan Le Nguyen of Starbucks, John Kelly, senior vice president for Starbucks Global Public Affairs and Social Impact and Alexis Daniels of Starbucks. The group posed for a photo after the Family First Community Center received a $150,000 grant from The Starbucks Foundation this week. (Courtesy photo)

A recipe to bridge generational and cultural gaps

Renton High School grad creates a recipe storybook, a nod to her Vietnamese community

Liberty robotics team relishes hands-on work and inclusivity

There’s room for everyone at the Iron Patriots 4131 team at Liberty High School.

King County accepting nominations for 2018 Earth Heroes at School awards program

Nominations due March 1 for awards honoring top efforts in waste prevention, increased recycling and environmental education.

City aims for more diverse workforce

Renton’s new hiring policy tries to eliminate bias.