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Italians to recreate picnic of nearly 75 years ago

It’s taken a while, but Crystal Ainardi has finally tracked them down. Or many of them. Late last year the 28-year-old former Renton resident started searching for the 20-some Italian families in a photo taken at a 1935 picnic at McDonald’s Grove — now thought to be Cedar Grove — on Maple Valley Highway.

  • Jun 12, 2008

City hosting Benson Hill celebration

The City of Renton is hosting a Benson Hill Community Celebration on Saturday, June 21.

  • Jun 12, 2008

Live-fire exercise planned

The Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department will conduct a special training exercise for firefighters next week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, that will include a live fire.

  • Jun 12, 2008

A reminder: Fireworks banned in city

The discharge of fireworks is banned in the City of Renton throughout the year, including the Fourth of July, city officials are reminding residents.

  • Jun 12, 2008

Police blotter

Lawn equipment

  • Jun 12, 2008

A new role for landlords in crime fight

Landlords and property owners would play a greater role in combating crime on properties in unincorporated King County, under legislation introduced Thursday by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn.

  • Jun 12, 2008

The Rubinos cut their waste in half

As expected, Baiba and Joe Rubino came out near the top during the second and third Renton Neighborhood Challenge weigh-ins, on June 5 and Thursday, June 12. The family of four reduced its trash from the first May 29 weigh-in by more than half, going from a bloated 62.6 pounds to 24.6.

  • Jun 12, 2008

Soroptimists to install officers, present awards

Becky Nickels will become the new president of Soroptimist International of Renton during the year-end installation and awards banquet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Merrill Gardens in Renton.

  • Jun 12, 2008

Kennydale Bear is now roaming the Cascades

By EMILY GARLANDRenton ReporterThe black bear treed in a Kennydale backyard in late April was released into the wilds of the east side of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2008

$150M construction bond to go to work for Renton schools in ’09

It took a couple tries, but the $150 million construction bond to support Renton School District has now been officially approved by voters. King County Elections certified the May 20 election results last week. “I couldn’t be more excited,” said Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel, Renton School District superintendent. “It’s just a reflection of the support the Renton community gives to public education. It’s fabulous. It’s the reason I love my job.”

  • Jun 11, 2008

Kennydale Bear headed for the North Cascades

The black bear treed in Kennydale in late April will be released Wednesday on the eastern slope of the North Cascades.The 2-year-old bear has been… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2008

Northbound I-405 lanes in Renton cleared

All lanes of northbound I-405, just south of Northeast Park Drive in Renton, are now open. An earlier collision has been cleared.… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2008

Lindbergh senior wins Renton Lions scholarship

Marcus Ramirez is this year’s recipient of the Renton Lions Club’s annual scholarship. Ramirez is a senior at Lindbergh High School. He will receive $1,000 for college tuition and books upon enrollment.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Renton Tech names Exceptional Faculty and Staff award winners

Renton Technical College Foundation recently announced its Exceptional Faculty and Staff Award recipients. Each winner will receive a plaque and a $500 award. The awards are sponsored by Puget Sound Energy and First Savings Bank Northwest.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Crane at Valley Medical Center shut down by state

The state halted operation of a crane working on a construction project at Valley Medical Center in Renton, citing possible electrical problems, according to a press release from the state Department of Labor and Industries.

  • Jun 9, 2008

King County budget cuts slice into criminal justice programs

Proposed cutbacks to King County’s budget to make up for a nearly $70 million shortfall in 2009 will likely cause a ripple effect throughout the county as court services, sheriff’s deputies and prosecuting attorneys will likely be cut.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Renton Special Events Calendar

A listing of special events happening around Renton.

  • Jun 9, 2008