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Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A revised school construction bond – valued about $9 million less than the one proposed in November – to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on the Feb.... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Boy Scout tree recycling event at Burien Eagles Jan 3-4

SAVE THE DATE: Boy Scout tree recycling event at Burien Eagles Jan 3-4

Local Boy Scout Troop #375 will be holding their annual Tree Recycling Event on Saturday, Jan. 3 and Sunday, Jan. 4 at a NEW LOCATION – the Burien Eagles Lodge at 920 SW 149th Street. Hours will be... [Read more]

High-speed chase, rollover crash closes Ambaum Blvd. SW Sunday night

High-speed chase, rollover crash closes Ambaum Blvd. SW Sunday night

A man wanted for domestic violence led Burien Police on a high-speed chase Sunday night (Dec. 14) before crashing and rolling his car at the big curve at the south end of Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 156th. It... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $75,000 in grants this Fall

Highline Schools Foundation awards $75,000 in grants this Fall

The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $65,053 through 89 classroom grants this Fall – giving out 85% of 2014 fund requests. “Because of events like the Burien Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, and the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Beautiful scenery at Burien’s Seahurst Park

PHOTOS: Beautiful scenery at Burien’s Seahurst Park

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us these great photos, taken at Seahurst Park on Friday, Dec. 12, the day after the big windstorm (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): Two fishermen fishing at base... [Read more]

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

Photos courtesy City of Burien. The City of Burien announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 12) that the entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park is now closed to the public, due to a “significant erosion... [Read more]

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

The Highline School District on Friday announced that the transition of 6th grade to middle school will be delayed at least one year. “Originally slated for fall 2015, the 6th grade move will occur... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us these great time-lapse videos, taken from his home in Seahurst looking towards north Vashon and Blake Island. Watch full-screen and at least at 720p HD to see the amazing... [Read more]

Burien City Council won’t reconsider ‘body odor’ ordinance until January

Burien City Council won’t reconsider ‘body odor’ ordinance until January

Excerpt of Burien’s controversial Ordinance #606. Click image to see larger version. by Jack Mayne The city ordinance now under attack by homeless advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)... [Read more]

Burien’s 1st Mayor voted into Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame

Burien’s 1st Mayor voted into Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame

  Burien’s first mayor, Arun Jhaveri, was recently voted into the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Hall of Fame. The award was presented in Washington, D.C. at the annual World Energy... [Read more]

ALERT: Man exposes himself – and worse – in female-owned Burien business

ALERT: Man exposes himself – and worse – in female-owned Burien business

A young man exposed himself to – and masturbated in front of – a female business owner in Burien on Tuesday, and police are warning residents and businesspeople to be on the lookout. The suspect is... [Read more]

Burien Police bust drug dealers, seize meth, heroin, $4,000 in cash and firearm

Burien Police bust drug dealers, seize meth, heroin, $4,000 in cash and firearm

This weekend, Burien Police detectives wrapped up an ongoing investigation into drug sales by serving four search warrants and arresting two adults for dealing drugs. Police seized over 4 pounds of meth,... [Read more]

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Thieves crashed their pick-up truck through the doors of the Normandy Park Market early Monday (Dec. 8) then stole the automatic teller machine and fled. A... [Read more]

Bail set at $750,000 for man who rammed his van into Big 5 in Burien Tuesday

Bail set at $750,000 for man who rammed his van into Big 5 in Burien Tuesday

The King County Prosecutor’s Office reported on Friday (Dec. 5) that bail is set at $750,000 for the 43-year-old man who was arrested Tuesday morning after he crashed his van into the Big 5 Sporting... [Read more]

No happy ending as 5 massage parlors in Burien busted as fronts for prostitution

No happy ending as 5 massage parlors in Burien busted as fronts for prostitution

On Thursday (Dec. 4), detectives from numerous federal and local agencies served simultaneous search warrants at six businesses and four residences – including five in Burien – along with unincorporated... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dead Sea Lion washes up on north side of Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Dead Sea Lion washes up on north side of Three Tree Point

The body of a dead Sea Lion washed up on the north side of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach this week. It’s unknown when this marine mammal died, or what the cause was. However, Jamie at the... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

Washington State Patrol detectives are investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 on I-5 just north of I-405 at approximately 6:00 p.m., and are seeking the public’s help. The... [Read more]

Burien Actors Theatre’s Holiday Concert will be Wednesday, Dec. 17

Burien Actors Theatre’s Holiday Concert will be Wednesday, Dec. 17

On Wednesday, Dec. 17, enjoy the sounds of the season as Burien Actors Theatre presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet – featuring internationally renowned soloist... [Read more]

‘Walk-n-Talk’ through Burien’s Mathison Park this Sunday, Dec. 7

‘Walk-n-Talk’ through Burien’s Mathison Park this Sunday, Dec. 7

Have you toured Burien’s Mathison Park yet? This Sunday, Dec. 7, the monthly Walk-n-Talk will begin at Burien Town Square and walk over to Mathison Park. WHEN: Sunday December 7; meet at 2:00 p.m.,... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial armed robbery suspect who has struck four motels and one pizza shop in the city of SeaTac since Nov.... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for this Saturday’s Discover Burien ‘Winterfest’

Here’s the schedule for this Saturday’s Discover Burien ‘Winterfest’

Discover Burien’s Annual Winterfest celebration takes place this Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Downtown and Olde Burien! Winterfest is a wonderful event that encourages community... [Read more]

Meeting to discuss Dottie Harper Park Playground Replacement will be Dec. 10

Meeting to discuss Dottie Harper Park Playground Replacement will be Dec. 10

Click image to see larger version. A public meeting to review proposed designs for the upcoming renovation of the playground at Dottie Harper Park is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting... [Read more]

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

After a very tense four+-hour stand-off, the King County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man at Big 5 Sporting Goods on SW 148th Street Tuesday morning (Dec. 2) after he apparently rammed his vehicle... [Read more]

Business tax increase and biennial Burien budget approved Monday night

Business tax increase and biennial Burien budget approved Monday night

by Jack Mayne After a long debate over whether to authorize hiring of a new economic development specialist, the Burien City Council at its Monday meeting (Dec. 1) approved on a 5-2 vote the two-year city... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Dr. Jim Coleman’s ‘Stuffed Animals for Kids’ drive on now through Dec. 19

Dr. Jim Coleman’s ‘Stuffed Animals for Kids’ drive on now through Dec. 19

Friend of the blog and Advertiser Jim Coleman, DDS, and crew want to remind our readers that their annual Stuffed Animal Drive is off and running and will continue through Dec. 19. These animals are for... [Read more]

‘Barber Mike’ a cut above for volunteer work for local Boys & Girls Clubs

‘Barber Mike’ a cut above for volunteer work for local Boys & Girls Clubs

by Carrie Baggaley Rasmussen It’s 9:30 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving when I walk into Prolific Hair Design in Des Moines. The TV is on college basketball – North Carolina vs. Butler – and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: North beach of Three Tree Point hammered during Saturday storm

PHOTOS: North beach of Three Tree Point hammered during Saturday storm

BTB Reader Randy Schmidt sent us these great photos, taken around 11 a.m. Saturday morning (Nov. 29), from the private access on the north side of Three Tree Point, looking north as bulkheads were being... [Read more]

Annual Burien Tree Lighting Festival will be Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Economy Wiring

Annual Burien Tree Lighting Festival will be Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Economy Wiring

It’s that time of year again – the Burien Tree Lighting Festival ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the large Fir tree at the Economy Wiring store located at 633 SW 148th Street... [Read more]