Cecilia Garza

U.S. Rep. Kilmer hears from camp survivors during first visit to Japanese American Memorial

Kazuko “Kay” Nakao was 22 when she, her five siblings and parents were transported off Bainbridge Island to one of the first Japanese American internment camps during World War II.

Bainbridge may declare Suzuki property as surplus land

Public process and affordable housing expected to be discussion items during proceeding.

UPDATE | County mistake nets city almost $1 million in misplaced taxes

Due to miscalculations at the Kitsap County Treasurer’s Office, the city of Bainbridge Island will soon get a check for nearly $1 million.

UPDATE | Bainbridge police hire new deputy chief

The Bainbridge Island Police Department has hired another member to add to its ranks. This time it’s for deputy chief. Jeffrey Horn, a long-time officer of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, began his new role as second-in-command to Bainbridge Police Chief Matthew Hamner Monday, Aug. 4.

Bainbridge Island to pay less for Sound to Olympic trail connection

The city of Bainbridge Island won’t have to pay as much as it thought for designs of a new connection at the Sound to Olympics Trail off of Highway 305.

County mistake means Bainbridge Island will get nearly $1 million in backlogged tax revenues

Due to miscalculations by Kitsap County, the city of Bainbridge Island will soon get a check for nearly $1 million.

Bainbridge council moves forward on declaring Suzuki property as surplus land

The Bainbridge Island City Council asked city staff at its meeting Monday to draft a surplus resolution for the 14-acre Suzuki property so the land can eventually be sold.

Bainbridge council considers declaring Suzuki property as surplus

It has long been debated whether the Suzuki property — a city-owned parcel at the intersection of New Brooklyn Road and Sportsman Club Road — should officially be labeled as surplus land.

Candidates for county prosecutor face off in city hall forum

The overall message some of the opponents conveyed Tuesday? It’s time for change at the county prosecutor’s office, and it’ll take a fresh face to make it happen.

Bainbridge police to fill post of deputy chief

The Bainbridge Island Police Department has hired another member to add to its ranks. This time, though, its for deputy chief.

Bainbridge parks opens off-leash dog park this week

Officials with the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District have announced that the finishing touches on the park will be installed by this week.

Archeological plans come together for digging up 90-year-old Japanese immigrant village

Before it burned down, Yama was a bustling village of Japanese immigrants who worked at the Port Blakely Mill.

SMP opponents rally for lawsuit

Critics also mull recall election or seceding from island government.

City of Bainbridge Island receives final approval for SMP from state

The city of Bainbridge Island received a letter of approval Monday from the Department of Ecology on the city's Shoreline Master Program update.

Public works staff begins maintenance plan on Bainbridge road ends

For more than two decades the city’s Road Ends Committee has enlisted the help of volunteers and its members to preserve Bainbridge Island’s 60 shoreline access points and neighborhood trails. The city is now throwing in some added support.

Bainbridge council considers renewed lease for municipal courthouse

An oversight by the city of Bainbridge Island may mean the city has to pay more than twice as much rent under a renewed lease agreement for its courthouse in Rolling Bay than it does now.

Bainbridge council to discuss timeline on new police station

The Bainbridge Island City Council will revisit talks on a new police facility during its next meeting. At the July 21 study session, city staff will present the next steps for deciding where to locate the new police station and what kind of facility the council would like to pursue.

Overhaul of Bainbridge Island Comprehensive Plan starts with kickoff meeting

The first steps for updating the Bainbridge Island Comprehensive Plan will start next week.

Bainbridge police probe extortion claim

A Bainbridge resident who has family in Puerto Rico became the victim of alleged extortion Wednesday, July 1, when he received a phone call from a person claiming to be a gang leader in his parent’s small town.

UPDATE | Bainbridge council passes updated but ‘imperfect’ SMP

The Bainbridge Island City Council has put its final stamp of approval on the city’s Shoreline Master Program update. It did not come easy.