October 2, 2012
Issaquah police arrested a 42-year-old Issaquah man Sept. 25 for armed robberies at Lovers adult novelty stores in Issaquah and Redmond after a telltale cellphone ring led officers to the suspect.
Police arrested Juan G. Martinez-Casillas, a.k.a. Marco Antonio Suarez-Perez, at the Park Hill at Issaquah apartment complex, about 600 feet from Lovers.
Investigators said Martinez-Casillas robbed the local Lovers, 5614 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., at gunpoint at about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20. Then, at about 11:25 a.m. Sept. 25, police said he robbed the Redmond store at gunpoint. In each case, police said Martinez-Casillas demanded for the lone female employee in the stores to partially disrobe.
July 17, 2012
Globe trot stops at Issaquah clinic
The summer basketball clinic has long been a right of passage for youths as they fill their months with activities while school’s out.
Burgeoning athletes will get a treat this year as the world tour of the Harlem Globetrotters makes a stop in Issaquah. The business 24 Hour Fitness has partnered with the seminal clowns of the hardwood to bring Fatima “TNT” Maddox to help teach the fundamentals of the game.
However, due to limited space at 24 Hour Fitness, there’s only room for those signed up for the clinic, and their parents, to watch the Globetrotter’s newest female member in action.
Calling in from Philadelphia, Maddox talked about the clinic, herself and what it’s been like in the renowned fraternity.
Having just joined the Harlem Globetrotters in February, Maddox said she hasn’t done any actual globe-trotting just yet — there are a couple of squads overseas right now and a show coming up performing for the troops.
March 23, 2011
NEW — 4 p.m. March 23, 2011
Issaquah police officers protect and serve — and on Saturday, the men and women in blue serve meals, too.
For the annual Tip-a-Cop fundraiser, officers from the Issaquah and Snoqualmie police departments plan to serve burgers, fries and more to diners at Red Robin. Tips collected by law enforcement officers benefit Special Olympics Washington.
December 28, 2010
The economy lurched from the recession, population growth all but stalled and Issaquah — after cutbacks and setbacks in 2009 — defied the odds to reach major milestones throughout 2010.
Momentum returned in 2010 after a year spent in a holding pattern. Set against the backdrop of a fragile recovery, leaders cut the ribbon on businesses and roads, laid the foundation for preservation and construction, and marked tragedies and successes. Read more
March 9, 2010
March 4, 2010
NEW — 12:10 p.m. March 4, 2010
Federal Way native and bronze-medal speed skater J.R. Celski met more than 200 fans during a visit to the Issaquah branch of 24 Hour Fitness on Wednesday evening.
For almost two hours, Celski signed autographs, posed for photographs and displayed one of the two bronze medals he won at the Vancouver Olympics last month. The stopover at 24 Hour Fitness — one of Celski’s sponsors — marked his first post-Olympics appearance in the Seattle area.
The skater earned bronze medals in the men’s 1,500-meter race and the men’s 5,000-meter relay at the just-concluded Vancouver Olympics.
March 2, 2010
NEW — 12:30 p.m. March 2, 2010
Federal Way native and bronze-medal speed skater J.R. Celski will make his first post-Olympics appearance in the Seattle area at the Issaquah branch of 24 Hour Fitness on Wednesday afternoon.
Celski, 19, will meet with fans, display his medals, pose for photos and sign autographs during at 24 Hour Fitness – Issaquah Black Nugget Road Super Sport Club, 5712 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., No. 200.
The free event runs from 5:30-7 p.m.
The skater earned bronze hardware in the men’s 1,500-meter race and the men’s 5,000-meter relay at the just-concluded Vancouver Olympics.
February 19, 2010
NEW — 8:15 a.m. Feb. 19, 2010
The new 24 Hour Fitness in Overlake Center opened Friday.
The health club is the first 24 Hour Fitness in Issaquah. The 46,638-square-foot facility features a full-size basketball court, indoor lap pool and a personal training area. Find free seven-day passes to the club here.
David Watson, a six-year veteran of 24 Hour Fitness, manages the club. Find the facility at 5712 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., 200. About 75 people work there.
The facility also features a pro-shop, sauna, whirlpool and Kids’ Club, where children ages 6 months to 12 years can participate in activities while their parents work out.
Personal trainers are also on hand to help members achieve their fitness goals.
June 30, 2009
Have we seen the end of the big wave of business closures in Issaquah? We can only hope so. Read more
March 23, 2009
City and state Department of Ecology inspectors intervened in early March after workers unearthed old tires and a leaky metal drum at a retail center construction site. Workers also took steps to prevent groundwater contamination.