Hillary Clinton to Finally Be Indicted?

FBI Reviewing New Emails ‘Pertinent’ To Clinton Probe

According to a post at MSN.com, The FBI revealed Friday it was reviewing a new batch of emails that “appear to be pertinent” to its previous investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server while she was secretary of state.
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” FBI director James Comey said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”
A senior law enforcement official told NBC News Friday that the Comey letter was sent to the Hill “out of an abundance of caution” and to be extra-thorough.
The official said the emails were discovered “on another device.”  Guess she forgot to ‘wipe’ that one … Continue reading “Hillary Clinton to Finally Be Indicted?”

Google Announces $165,000 Sponsorship for "Open Outdoors for Kids" Initiative

Google Campout KirklandOn Saturday, October 22, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Google to announce a $165,000 sponsorship to the National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids, an initiative that helps connect more kids to their national parks through fun and engaging activities. The announcement was made during a campout held on Google’s Kirkland campus together with the U.S. Department of the Interior and YMCA for 60 Seattle-area elementary students.

“On behalf of Interior, I want to thank Google for their generous donation to help fourth graders from disadvantaged communities experience the great outdoors,” said Secretary Jewell.  “Spending a day and night on the Cross Kirkland Corridor for these youngsters is a reminder that there are accessible public lands close by every community that enable family, friends and kids of all ages to enjoy nature. Experiences like we’re having today not only provide meaningful learning opportunities, but also plant seeds that will nurture future generations of outdoor stewards.” Continue reading “Google Announces $165,000 Sponsorship for "Open Outdoors for Kids" Initiative”

Google Express comes to the Seattle area, will roll out to all shoppers in Washington in the coming weeks

Google ExpressGoogle launches Google Express, a fast delivery service, in Seattle
Today, Google is expanding the Google Express service to a large portion of the Northwest and Southeast: Kentucky, Utah, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Now, over 70 million more people will have access to two-day delivery shopping at stores like Costco, Whole Foods Market, PetSmart, Kohl’s and more – right from their mobile phones or laptops. Continue reading “Google Express comes to the Seattle area, will roll out to all shoppers in Washington in the coming weeks”

Kiwanis Bellevue Club Helps Spread the Wealth

bellevue-kiwanis walnutsTalk about a trickledown effect – The Kiwanis club of Bellevue makes an annual trek to Carlton Washington and spends the weekend harvesting walnuts donated by the Brown Bear Lodge and the Brown family. Club president Al Shot “We donate the majority of the finished walnuts to our Key Clubs. They will sell them to family and friends with the proceeds helping with their respective club expenses … mostly attending the annual DCON conference”.
The club supports International, Interlake, Newport and Bellevue high school Key Clubs, which last year’s sales helped with sending 146 students to 2016 DCON.
The nuts are hand packed by the club and will be available in mid-November – just in time for a favorite meal, hostess gift or office party. They are said to be the absolute sweetest tasting walnuts EVER since they grow in the elevation of Carlton WA … just like the delicious apples from there!
Contact Bellevue Kiwanis for nuts or interest in membership.

Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concert Season, Sponsored Again by Kennelly Keys Music

bellevue-youth-symphony-orchestra-bysoBellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2016–17 concert season theme, Creative Collaborations. The exchange of ideas and inspiration between music and other art forms down through the centuries has resulted in many exquisite compositions, and Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra is excited to share some of these with audiences this season.
Along with other delightful works, BYSO’s Masterworks I concert (coming up soon on November 6) will present music from West Side Story, a 20th-century retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Continue reading “Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concert Season, Sponsored Again by Kennelly Keys Music”

Elder & Adult Day Services (EADS) Merges with Easterseals Washington (ESW) to Provide Services to More Individuals and Families

easterseals-washingtonEasterseals Washington is Expanding – Three New Adult Day Service Centers Are Added to Easterseals Washington’s Program Offerings

Adult day programs allow seniors who are experiencing disabilities due to aging to remain safe and active in their communities. They contribute to the development of skills and relationships for adults with developmental disabilities, and they bring peace of mind and respite time to family caregivers. Adults with disabilities and their families need options, and that is just what this program expansion provides.

Elder and Adult Day Services (EADS) has now joined forces with Easterseals Washington (ESW), whose purpose is to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. Effective October 17, 2016, EADS has merged completely into ESW, allowing its three adult day health and recreation centers to continue as an official part of the Easterseals Washington organization. The programs in Bellevue, Des Moines and Bremerton provide a state-certified environment that assures regular health care, stimulating activities and a supportive community. Continue reading “Elder & Adult Day Services (EADS) Merges with Easterseals Washington (ESW) to Provide Services to More Individuals and Families”

Social Entrepreneurship and Socially Conscious Businesses Take Center Stage

coin-up-app-logoCoin Up, a mobile donation app that allows people to easily donate their virtual spare change from every purchase, embraces the socially conscious business model

Consumers today are increasingly caring about the social consciousness of the companies that they do business with. In fact, according to Nielsen, a company that provides consumer insight, 55 percent of consumers globally report that they are even willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible. This is good news for those wanting to turn a profit, but yet not compromise on helping society to become a better place at the same time.

“At a sports philanthropy conference I attended last year, one of the speakers said  “the intersection of your passion and competence is your significance,” explains Leena Patidar, chief executive officer of Coin Up. “This is the foundation of why I chose social entrepreneurship. I can apply my expertise in building innovative companies, while making a world of difference.” Continue reading “Social Entrepreneurship and Socially Conscious Businesses Take Center Stage”

Look Out San Diego? City of Renton Launches It's First Comic Con

RenconEmbracing the growing geek culture across the nation and with a desire to connect with the millennial South end populace that tend to migrate to Seattle and Bellevue, the Renton Chamber of Commerce launches an unprecedented Chamber event. Renton will see its first comic convention.

RenCon takes place Friday through Sunday, October 28 – 30th, at the Red Lion Hotel, Renton. Tickets can be purchased at: www.gorenton.com. The Chamber has partnered with 8-Bit Arcade and will launch a pre-party event on Thursday where Con attendees can come buy badges and meet some of the attending guests. Continue reading “Look Out San Diego? City of Renton Launches It's First Comic Con”

Rudolph and Sletten Receives 2016 Alonzo Award for The New San Diego Central Courthouse

alonzo-awards-san-diego-downtown-on-the-rise-2016Courthouse Receives Inaugural “Downtown on the Rise” Award for Helping Shape San Diego’s Skyline and Revitalize the Columbia District

Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. was awarded the inaugural “Downtown on the Rise” Alonzo Award for building the new San Diego Central Courthouse.  The 54th Annual Alonzo Awards, presented by the Downtown San Diego Partnership, was held yesterday, October 13, 2016 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.  Gathering hundreds of San Diego’s most influential and esteemed individuals, the annual Alonzo Awards honor the people, places and projects that have made significant contributions to the advancement of Downtown San Diego.  Receiving this prestigious award signifies that the new San Diego Central Courthouse is a notable presence in San Diego’s skyline, and a cornerstone of the American process that will have a significant impact on so many lives. Continue reading “Rudolph and Sletten Receives 2016 Alonzo Award for The New San Diego Central Courthouse”

An Overview of My Experience at TwitchCon 2016

Twitchcon San Diego 2016By Makaya Loo
September 30 thru October 2nd many fans of the popular live-streaming website twitch.tv came together at the San Diego Convention Center to celebrate the annual TwitchCon 2016 event. Twitch is a site where thousands of people can live stream themselves playing video games for their viewers. Some things you can do on this site along with watching another live streamer are, being able to interact with the streamer in a live chat box where you can also express yourself with custom “emotes” or emoticons to show feelings and emotions. I had attended TwitchCon this weekend for the first time ever; it being the second event of its kind. This event had me starstruck at what it had in store for me.
There were plenty of activities to do which involved meeting your favorite streamer in person, exploring the expo hall full of new games and vendors to spark your interest, buying limited edition merchandise, attending panels where many successful streamers talk about specific topics to help other possible upcoming streamers, and there were even some panels for entertainment such as tournaments or making fun of your favorite streamer for your enjoyment. This event was available to all ages but on top of those many activities there was even an area on the rooftop for anyone above the age 21 to halve some drinks and jam out to some music provided by NoCopyrightSounds and special guests such as Darude who made a special appearance for one last session the morning after the TwitchCon After Party on Saturday night at Petco Field showcasing additional guests, T-Pain, and Steve Aoki. Continue reading “An Overview of My Experience at TwitchCon 2016”