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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 10:01am

Supporters raise money for Chang

Friends, family and colleagues gathered on March 11 to support Shoreline City Council member John Chang, who was questioned a month ago by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for supposedly illegal activities at his Shoreline motel. No charges have been filed and the case is still under review.

The event drew more than 75 residents. Family, friends, colleagues and other supporters have contributed more than $10,000 to the Washington Mutual “John Chang legal fund,” established on Chang’s behalf.

First Shoreline Star winner announced

The city of Shoreline announced that resident Dwight Stevens has been selected as a Shoreline Star and will be the first Star honored at a City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 21.

As a Shoreline Star, Stevens is being honored for his contribution to the Shoreline community. He has volunteered with various organizations, including the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board, Council of Neighborhoods and is a volunteer ESL teacher.

Spring Garden program set

 The Ridgecrest and North City Neighborhood associations are featuring a spring garden program from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 23. The free event will be at the Ridgecrest Elementary School in the staff lounge (enter the school through the west side door). Representatives of Seattle Tilth will present information on building healthy soil, preventing weeds, garden foundation and ecologically sound procedures.

Annual Spring Sale and Exhibit

The Northwest Orchid Society’s third annual spring exhibit and sale will be March 19-20 at Sky Nursery in Shoreline. The event will feature a display of blooming orchids, a repotting service, sale plants, talks and pointers from local orchid enthusiasts.

Five Washington and Oregon commercial orchid growers will offer species and hybrid orchids for purchase. There will also be orchids for sale from the collections of local hobbyists.

Cat shelter needs volunteers

Purrfect Pals Cat Shelter needs volunteers to help prepare for the Average Joe Cat Show on April 30 at the Shoreline Center. Volunteers will distribute brochures in neighborhoods or help the day of the event. For more information, call 206-372-1273, e-mail or visit

City briefs can be sent to or mailed to 4303 198th St. SW. Lynnwood, Wash. 98036.

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