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Eastside Digest

Remaining PACE bucks moved to safety of mall

A herd of fiberglass deer was moved this week from Bellevue streets and sidewalks into the friendlier confines of Bellevue Square after seven of the 26 statues were vandalized.

The Bucks for PACE, decorated by a variety of artists, will be auctioned in October to raise money for the Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE), set to break ground next year.

PACE officials had hoped to display the deer on the streets all summer, but they lasted only about a month.

The fundraising goal for the deer auction was $500,000, but officials now say they're unsure whether the goal can be reached.

Woodinville

Courts rule in favor of homeless camp

Tent City 4 probably will be allowed to remain at a Woodinville church until the camp's scheduled departure date after two legal victories this week.

A state Court of Appeals panel on Wednesday denied a request by the city of Woodinville to lift a stay of an order that would have forced the homeless camp to leave Northshore United Church of Christ.

The full appeals court also said it would not speed up its longer-term review of the camp's appeal of a King County Superior Court decision that would have evicted the camp from the Woodinville church. If the camp had lost the appeal before it was scheduled to leave the church Aug. 12, it could have been evicted.

A King County Superior Court judge this week also denied the city's request to have the church and camp pay the city's legal expenses of $67,000.

The camp is scheduled to move to Bothell next month.

Bellevue

Police seeking suspect in downtown robbery

Bellevue police are looking for a man suspected of robbing another man near the downtown QFC last weekend.

According to police, the man robbed the victim at knifepoint about 8 p.m. Saturday, then ran away.

The suspect is described as white, 6 feet tall, 175 to 185 pounds with a shaved head and bad acne. He was wearing a plain gray oversized T-shirt and dark-colored baggy jeans. He had a spider-web tattoo on his elbow.

Anyone with information about the suspect should call Crime Stoppers at 800-274-6313.

Sammamish

Services will be limited while city staff moves

As city employees move to the new City Hall at 801 228th Ave. S.E., the building division will be performing a limited number of inspections July 27, 28 and 31. A full day of inspections will be carried out Aug. 1.

Phones and computers will be out of service from July 27 through July 31. To request an inspection on July 27, 28, 31, or Aug. 1, call the city at 425-898-0660 by noon July 26.

Inspection requests will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. If an appointment is canceled, it cannot be rescheduled until Aug. 1.

Eastside Bureau of The Seattle Times

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