A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday for Ryan Grasso, a sophomore at Skyline High School who died Monday.

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A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday for Ryan Grasso, a sophomore at Skyline High School who died Monday.

The service will be at Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road.

Grasso, 15, was found unresponsive at his home Monday. He was transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue but failed to regain consciousness.

The cause of death hasn’t been determined by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. There were no visible or obvious causes for the death, said Mary Waggoner, public-information officer for the Issaquah School District.

Grasso had been a student in the school district for years, she added, and he played basketball and football at the school.

Skyline High School made extra counselors and staff members available to talk to students and adults, and friends gathered in the Commons area at the school in an expression of support Monday.

Funeral arrangements are being handled through Flintofts in Issaquah.

Friends and family members are invited to sign a guest book and share memories through an online guest book at www.flintofts.com.


Panty thief

sought by police

A woman and her daughter who live at the Westridge apartment complex in Bellevue called police after they noticed panties were disappearing from their ground-floor unit.

Now police are looking for a person described as a white male, 23 to 28 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 145 to 155 pounds, with dark-brown hair and brown eyes.

The incidents began early in November, said Officer Michael Chiu, Bellevue police public-information officer, and continued until the end of the month. The thief entered the apartment at least twice and took only panties.

In one theft, the thief was seen fleeing by the 17-year-old daughter and a friend, leading to the description and a composite sketch.

Chiu said police are concerned the incidents could escalate to violence.


Hearings on zoning

for homeless camps

The Kirkland Planning Commission and Houghton Community Council will hold public hearings on changes to zoning regulations that would affect homeless encampments such as Tent City 4, which is in Bellevue.

The Planning Commission will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. and the Community Council Monday at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the council chambers at Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue.

Residents who can’t attend may submit letters to the Planning Commission, c/o Kirkland Planning Department, 123 Fifth Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033 or e-mail ncox@ci.kirkland.wa.us before 5 p.m. Dec. 15.

A draft of the amendments is available at www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/depart/planning/planning.htm under the link “zoning code amendments — homeless encampments.” The City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider the changes in February.


Performance Center

hosts giving tree

The Kirkland Performance Center is hosting a food, toy and clothing drive to support families helped by Hopelink, the Eastside’s largest social-services organization.

A giving tree in the lobby bears tags that list gender, age and a few suggested gifts for a child. All donations should be brought to the center by Monday and will be delivered to Hopelink, which gave gifts to more than 6,500 children last year.

Kirkland Performance Center is at 350 Kirkland Ave. Call the center, 425-893-9900, or go to www.kpcenter.org for more information.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau