Pierce College alum Greg Marks may be well on his way to Hollywood as an actor and filmmaker, but fame is not exactly what he’s after. He’s already achieved his goal to work on just about every film made in Washington state over the past year. But his true passion is to empower people to have the courage to pursue their own dreams and goals.
By Lt. Chris Lawler, Lakewood Police
The name of the officer that was involved in the shooting incident at 8101 83rd Avenue Southwest, on October 15th, 2014 is Officer Austin Lee. Officer Lee is a 13.5 year veteran and came to Lakewood PD as a lateral hire in September of 2004. Officer Lee is still on paid administrative leave per department policy while the investigation is being concluded.
“Last week, Olga Rodriguez got a call from her 17-year-old son in a panic. Their Lakewood home was on fire. Olga immediately called her husband, Marco Rodriguez, a custodian at Mann Middle School.
“‘I was two minutes away from the house,’ Marco said.”
Read the rest of Larry LaRue’s story in The News Tribune.
Bryan Powell tried to treat Sept. 29 as any other weekday.
After Powell, Clover Park Technical College’s coordinator for grant development, took his children to school, he settled into his office in Building 19.
Fifteen minutes later he learned the day wasn’t like any other day. [Read more...]
Charles McDonald has watched game shows like Wheel of Fortune since he was a child.
“I look at the puzzle and solve it immediately, before the contestants do,” he said.
The Computer Information Technology student at Clover Park Technical College had the opportunity to showcase his talent of solving word puzzles as a contestant on an episode of the game show, which aired Oct. 14. [Read more...]
“Shannon Reynolds celebrated her 21st birthday differently than most of her college-age peers would.
“Instead of going out to dinner and ordering a beverage to mark the milestone of turning the legal drinking age, she was up front in the Fircrest City Council chambers learning about the city’s 2015 preliminary budget.”
Read the rest of Bryan Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.
Katie Stock prides herself in two things: her handshakes and her hugs.
“I want people to know I think they’re important,” she said.
The second week of Fall Quarter at Clover Park Technical College was a busy one for Stock, who is settling in as Associated Student Government president, taking classes in the Architectural Engineering Design Program and also interning part-time with a mechanical engineering firm. When all is said and done, Stock is putting in about 60-hour work weeks. [Read more...]
Misty Winesberry and Mila Golovenko thought Oct. 1 was just a normal day at Clover Park Technical College.
The Cosmetology Program students were ushered into a classroom for what they were told was an impromptu hair-color lesson. Winesberry and Golovenko were both surprised when Matrix representatives entered the classroom with balloons, roses and checks made out to each student for $1,000 for the Matrix Imagine All You Can Be Scholarship. [Read more...]
When Daniel Connors was laid off from his job as a warehouse manager, he found the next available position.
“When you have four kids the only thing you’re concentrating on is how quickly can I get back to a job so I’m making money for my family?” said Daniel Connors. [Read more...]
When Kelli Taylor grew up with trips to the orthodontist, the impressionable teen enjoyed the bright colors of the office and the scrubs the assistants wore.
At the time she never saw herself working in a dental office setting, but after she became a mother she decided that’s exactly what she wanted to do. [Read more...]