Free Disaster Preparedness Workshops coming to Burien starting April 30

Free Disaster Preparedness Workshops coming to Burien starting April 30

The City of Burien is partnering with King County Emergency Management to bring free preparedness workshops to Burien residents, beginning Monday, April 30. The series of three workshops will provide basic... [Read more]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: Seahurst, Burien, Tacoma, Seattle, White Center, Renton

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding several Open Houses this weekend! The first home is an expansive Rambler deep in Seahurst, all new in 2005: Level... [Read more]

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

  Photos by Scott Schaefer In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools on Thursday night (April 19) held a Community Meeting on School Safety at the Highline... [Read more]

See your Highline Pirates play baseball at Safeco Field TONIGHT for FREE!

See your Highline Pirates play baseball at Safeco Field TONIGHT for FREE!

Story and Photos by Chelle Herbruger The Highline High Pirates are playing at Safeco Field TONIGHT – Friday, April 20, 2018! Gates open at 5 p.m., and the game starts at 6 p.m. against Nathan Hale. Come... [Read more]

Aviation High Asst. Principal Tremain Holloway will be Highline Co-Principal

Aviation High Asst. Principal Tremain Holloway will be Highline Co-Principal

Highline Public Schools announced on Thursday, April 19 that it has selected a co-principal for Highline High School. Tremain Holloway (pictured, above), currently serving as assistant principal at Raisbeck... [Read more]

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – working with the Burien Police Department – announced on Thursday, April 19 that he has initiated a directed patrol emphasis. This effort will begin Thursday afternoon,... [Read more]

Third graders at Beverly Park Elementary put to test on dialing 9-1-1 Thursday

Third graders at Beverly Park Elementary put to test on dialing 9-1-1 Thursday

On Thursday, April 19, a third-grade class at Beverly Park Elementary in Burien celebrated National 9-1-1 Education Month by taking a course that may help them save a life. The course was a follow-up... [Read more]

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Officers from the Seattle Police Department were training Thursday afternoon (April 19) at Sunnydale Elementary School, located at 15631 Des Moines Memorial Drive in... [Read more]

Deadline to take Highline Public Schools survey on school boundaries is Friday

Deadline to take Highline Public Schools survey on school boundaries is Friday

Highline Public School district leaders and the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) recently hosted a design session for residents to review proposed alternative boundary maps, which were based... [Read more]

Community Meeting on Mary’s Place buying former Lakeside Milam is May 14

Community Meeting on Mary’s Place buying former Lakeside Milam is May 14

Local non-profit Mary’s Place – which provides housing for homeless women, children, and families – announced that they are exploring the purchase of the former Lakeside Milam Recovery Center... [Read more]

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Mayor, Council, City Manager & Police Chief

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Mayor, Council, City Manager & Police Chief

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] April 19, 2018 An Open Letter to The Honorable... [Read more]

Machete/chain attack on Good Samaritan Wed. night sends one to hospital

Machete/chain attack on Good Samaritan Wed. night sends one to hospital

A brutal assault – with a machete and a chain – took place near the 76 station located on SW 148th Street near 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday night, April 18. Police say that at about 7:10 p.m.,... [Read more]

Community Meeting on School Safety will be Thursday at Highline High

Community Meeting on School Safety will be Thursday at Highline High

In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools announced that they will be initiating a conversation with the community around school safety, with a meeting set for Thursday,... [Read more]

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A 13-year old boy was robbed of his backpack – then shot at – Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m., shortly after two nearby schools let out for the day. During the robbery,... [Read more]

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Highline Special Needs PTA Meeting will be Thursday, April 19 at ERAC

Highline Special Needs PTA Meeting will be Thursday, April 19 at ERAC

The next meeting for the Highline Special Needs PTA will be this Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the ERAC Boardroom, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW. This will be a General Membership Meeting. “Get... [Read more]

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

City Manager Brian J. Wilson on Tuesday, April 17 selected Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe to be Burien’s next Police Chief. His first day will be May 1, and his annual salary will be $148,954. Chief... [Read more]

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

By Jack Mayne Returning and increased airplane noise over Burien is likely after the the Federal Aviation Administration claims that it can ignore potential environmental rules to permit more prop-jet... [Read more]

Fundraiser Yard Sale for Highline High Track & Field Team is April 21-22

Fundraiser Yard Sale for Highline High Track & Field Team is April 21-22

A fundraiser Yard Sale benefiting the Highline High School Track and Field Team will be held this weekend – Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on both days. For sale will... [Read more]

Starbucks closing all stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks closing all stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks announced on Tuesday (April 17) that it will be closing all its company-owned stores nationwide – including several in our area – on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 29 for racial-bias training. Training... [Read more]

Local students, teachers & others honored as King County Earth Heroes at School

Local students, teachers & others honored as King County Earth Heroes at School

Local students – as well as educators and other school employees – will be honored for their environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony, to be held May 3 at... [Read more]

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King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht attended the Burien City Council meeting Monday evening, addressing several questions surrounding gangs and youth-on-youth violence. Story & Photos by Aaron Wells King... [Read more]

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