Motorcycle club causes fire response to Dragon Pearl Restaurant Thursday night
UPDATE July 29: We have just learned why there was a large fire/emergency response Thursday night at Burien's Dragon Pearl Restaurant – officials say that the huge amount of smoke seen coming from the downstairs area was due to 'burnouts' being performed by a motorcycle club. A motorcycle club apparently uses that area as a meeting place, and it appears the smoke was caused by their activities. According to Wikipedia, a 'burnout' (also known as a peel out or power brake) is "the practice of keeping a vehicle stationary and spinning its wheels, causing the tires to heat up and smoke due ...
PHOTOS: Native American canoes ‘Paddle to Nisqually’ past Burien Thurs.
Up to 130 Tribal Canoe Families are expected to land at the Port of Olympia's NorthPoint area this Saturday, July 30, for the annual 'Paddle to Nisqually,' and it appears that several participants paddled past Burien's shores Thursday morning, July 28. Given tide predictions, landing ceremonies will begin about 1 p.m. on Saturday. The week-long, post Landing Protocols and Potlatch will be at the Nisqually Reservation. Resident Elston Hill took these photos as paddlers in dugout canoes passed Burien's Three Tree Point area Thursday (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): Here's a video about this event: [embed]https://youtu.be/9HxWtDklK_w[/embed] From their website: Q: When did the Canoe Journeys celebration start? A: ...
REMINDER: Jazz crooner Chris Anderson at Lake Burien Park TONIGHT
Burien Parks' 'Music in the Park' continues TONGHT – Thursday night (July 28) – with a FREE concert at Lake Burien School Park from classic jazz crooner Chris Anderson! The free show will run from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the park, located at SW 148th and 16th Ave SW. Here are some videos of Chris in action: [embed]https://youtu.be/2Z9KunI0thE[/embed] [embed]https://youtu.be/Y85ttdNdNEQ[/embed] [embed]https://youtu.be/TFyREufRrmI[/embed] Here are other upcoming FREE shows courtesy Burien Parks: Wednesday Night Concerts: 6:30–8 p.m.: North SeaTac Park S. 128th St. & 20th Ave S. JULY 27: SUPERSONES Cuban Son (Acoustic Salsa) AUGUST 3: LITTLE SARA AND THE NIGHT OWLS Classic Soul/Blues Thursday Night Concerts: 6:30-8 p.m. Lake Burien School Park SW 148th ...
Burien youth programs a hit with teens – fun instead of being on the phone
By Jack Mayne At least a couple of Burien teens credit a city-sponsored youth program with helping them make friends which one said was much better than spending time with a smart phone. At a special meeting Monday night (July 25), the Burien City Council heard about the city-sponsored program from Patricia Meijia, Burien teen program assistant. The city has three youth-led summer programs it runs each year. One is an after school program and a late night program, both at Sylvester Middle School, and an intercity basketball program with Tukwila and with people at a Skyway apartment complex. The after school program offers ...
Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work
By Jack Mayne Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield briefed the Burien City Council on Monday (July 25) about the critically needed $299.4 million bond issue, which is seeking voter approval to fix some drastic physical problems at Highline High School and other buildings in the district. Enfield referred to “a real heartbreaker” loss when 59.28 percent approved a bond issue last year – just shy of the 60 percent approval needed. So the district did some research on what they could do differently this third time. Enfield said it was decided that it was necessary to allow “more of our citizens to ...
PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears sock it to the Seattle Studs
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours [email protected]!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 12 The Highline Bears beat the Seattle Studs on July 23, 2016. It was a great game with lots of new fans in the stands and home runs by Bear Terrell and Bear Angel. Bear Terry was so calm during the game he was literally blowing bubbles ...
Local Girl Scouts make homemade ‘Survival Kits’ for Burien Police Officers
Local Girl Scout Troop #46548 surprised the Burien Police Department Tuesday morning (July 26), by dropping off several homemade "Survival Kits" for officers! "We had a visit from Girl Scouts this morning," police said on Facebook. "They brought us 'Survival Kits' they made, and wanted to thank us for our service. Check out the items they gave us." "Thanks to Troop 46548 for making our day!"
VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign
On the front steps of Burien's deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov. 8 bond. “Now is the time, we must join together to support our students and schools here in the Highline School District,” said Chuck Tuman, campaign co-chair. “We have a strong plan, developed by a citizen committee, to meet the immediate needs of our district, and also plan for the future.” Speakers at the kick-off – which was hosted by Tuman – included Sen. Karen Keiser, Highline High alum Maya Mendoza-Exstrom, and Benji Box, a current student: Here's a video of ...
PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…
Here's episode #61 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab's Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: SoKing News Weekly Recap for July 22-25, 2016: Port of Seattle asks Burien to vacate land in NERA; Burien City Council extends CARES; Highline Public Schools bond will be on Nov. ballot; Puget Sound Weather Geek forecast; Jack Mayne on local election issues; ‘The Final Take’ & more… Please share this Podcast – just press the Menu button above and elect 'Share'! You can ...
Photos courtesy Laurie Fuller. Photo courtesy Daniel Madril Jr. A house fire broke out in the 500 block of S. 152nd Street (map below) Friday afternoon (July 29), just east of Highline High School. The... [Read more]
Kudos to the first artist’s submission for the August Community Art Exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 SW 152nd Street: Way to Go Floyd Tokuda! He’s the first to submit his work. Now everyone,... [Read more]
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Up to 130 Tribal Canoe Families are expected to land at the Port of Olympia’s NorthPoint area this Saturday, July 30, for the annual ‘Paddle to Nisqually,’ and it appears that several... [Read more]
Burien Parks’ ‘Music in the Park’ continues TONGHT – Thursday night (July 28) – with a FREE concert at Lake Burien School Park from classic jazz crooner Chris Anderson! The free... [Read more]
The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a telephone scam that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police warn that someone may call you and identify... [Read more]
A multi-alarm commercial fire hit a Public Storage facility in Burien Thursday morning, July 28. The blaze struck a single unit at a facility located at 17800 Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below) at around... [Read more]
Discover Burien’s second annual ‘Boiling Point’ seafood boil and fundraiser will be begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 on the beach of Seahurst Park. The event will include a magical night of... [Read more]
On Monday night (July 25) the King County Sheriff’s Office – along with other local police – had a major response at the Sunrise Terrace condominium complex located in the Glendale neighborhood... [Read more]
By Jack Mayne At least a couple of Burien teens credit a city-sponsored youth program with helping them make friends which one said was much better than spending time with a smart phone. At a special meeting... [Read more]
By Jack Mayne Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield briefed the Burien City Council on Monday (July 25) about the critically needed $299.4 million bond issue, which is seeking voter approval... [Read more]
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]Sponsored Post
From Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest: Charm and History In Burien! I’m sure by now you’ve all heard that our own “little” Burien is one of the top 10 growing cities... [Read more]
[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:] Dear King County Executive Constantine, If... [Read more]
Local Girl Scout Troop #46548 surprised the Burien Police Department Tuesday morning (July 26), by dropping off several homemade “Survival Kits” for officers! “We had a visit from Girl... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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