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B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: <i>Puppy Love</i>

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: Puppy Love

By Marley A. Mutt I remember it like it was yesterday. When our eyes first met from across the kennel at the animal shelter. The world got suddenly very small and focused, my stomach dropped, my ears... [Read more]

Power outage knocks out electricity to over 3,330 in Burien Sunday

Power outage knocks out electricity to over 3,330 in Burien Sunday

An outage knocked out electricity for over 3,330 City Light customers in Gregory Heights and other neighborhoods at around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11. City Light says the cause was a car crashing into... [Read more]

OBIT: Alan Bestor Phillips, 98; memorial will be Saturday, Feb. 17

OBIT: Alan Bestor Phillips, 98; memorial will be Saturday, Feb. 17

Alan Bestor Phillips 8/9/1919 – 2/4/2018 Al was preceded in death by Ilmi Salmi, his beloved wife of 68 years. Loving father of Jeanne Marie Anglin (Don) and Susan Phillips Hamm (Bob); grandfather... [Read more]

Discover Burien announces its ‘Best of Burien’ award winners

Discover Burien announces its ‘Best of Burien’ award winners

Discover Burien on Friday (Feb. 9) announced its “Best of Burien” award winners, which will be presented on Friday, March 9 at its annual Dinner and Auction fundraiser at the Burien Community Center. “Thank... [Read more]

REMINDER: Mardi Gras Celebration & Pub Crawl is this Saturday night!

REMINDER: Mardi Gras Celebration & Pub Crawl is this Saturday night!

REMINDER: Don’t forget to get your tickets for the inaugural Mardi Gras Celebration and Pub Crawl this Saturday night, Feb. 10! This event will be full of fun including a roaming jazz band, food and... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is critical to vote YES on the replacement levy by February 13th’

LETTER: ‘It is critical to vote YES on the replacement levy by February 13th’

[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:] We all want a community with safe neighborhoods,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Realty Open Houses: Rambler, New Burien, Townhomes, Condo, Waterfront

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Realty Open Houses: Rambler, New Burien, Townhomes, Condo, Waterfront

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding seven Open Houses this weekend! The first home is a great-looking, 3-bedroom, 1960s Rambler on a quiet cul-de-sac... [Read more]

Hospitality House’s ‘Spring Fling’ fundraiser will be Saturday, March 3

Hospitality House’s ‘Spring Fling’ fundraiser will be Saturday, March 3

Hospitality House’s annual ‘Spring Fling’ fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 3. The dinner/auction will be held at S. Francis of Assisi Unity Place, and doors will open at 6:15... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Sound Transit seeking public comment on new bus fares; deadline is Sunday

Sound Transit seeking public comment on new bus fares; deadline is Sunday

Sound Transit is reviewing ST Express bus fares with the goal to simplify and make fares easier for customers to use, and they’re seeking public comment through this Sunday, Feb. 11. To take the... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s Seaside Soirée will be Saturday, March 3

Environmental Science Center’s Seaside Soirée will be Saturday, March 3

All are invited to join the Environmental Science Center (ESC) board of directors, naturalists, staff and community to celebrate another successful year providing experiential environmental education... [Read more]

With just a few days left, some ballots for Tuesday’s election delayed

With just a few days left, some ballots for Tuesday’s election delayed

Not all ballots for the February Special Election were mailed on time due to an error at the state level. Remaining ballots were mailed Wednesday, Feb. 7, and the voting deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 13 at... [Read more]

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Bird Fest! Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Bird... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help regarding alleged sex crimes at Mount Rainier Pool

Police seeking public’s help regarding alleged sex crimes at Mount Rainier Pool

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Jan. 23, 2018 the Des Moines Police Department received a report from the Seattle Police Department in reference to a victim alleging sex crimes that were determined... [Read more]

Police seize over 1700 illegal pot plants in raids in Burien and Seattle

Police seize over 1700 illegal pot plants in raids in Burien and Seattle

The Seattle Police Department seized 1,751 marijuana plants with an estimated value of more than $1.7 million dollars, along with 247 pounds of processed marijuana worth nearly $500,000, after serving... [Read more]

Burien property taxes up 18% over 2017; but city will get only 1% more

Burien property taxes up 18% over 2017; but city will get only 1% more

By Jack Mayne Burien property taxes are going up more than 18 percent this year, but don’t blame the Burien city government – blame the Washington Legislature for approving the new school financing... [Read more]

UPDATE: Students will attend Highline High School campus for another year

UPDATE: Students will attend Highline High School campus for another year

Students will attend classes at Highline High School’s current campus a year longer than the district originally planned, the school announced on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The district had planned to send... [Read more]

New Start Community Garden serves both students and community

New Start Community Garden serves both students and community

By Omie Drawhorn The New Start Community Garden serving Burien, is more than just a place to grow plants, fruits and vegetables. It provides a way for community members to connect with each other, said... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s Project PROMise™ Dress Drive has begun

Highline Schools Foundation’s Project PROMise™ Dress Drive has begun

Photo by Isabel Herbruger Project PROMise™ is Highline Schools Foundation’s outreach program in which new and gently used formal dresses are collected from our community and given to local students... [Read more]

DUI suspected in collision in Burien Tuesday night

DUI suspected in collision in Burien Tuesday night

Burien Police are reporting that a driver under the influence was involved in a collision at the intersection of SW 116th Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, Feb.... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Bubbles’ the cat has been FOUND

UPDATE: ‘Bubbles’ the cat has been FOUND

UPDATE JAN. 8, 2018: ‘Bubbles’ the cat has been FOUND! ‘Bubbles’ the cat went missing around 5 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 6) from near 14th Ave SW and SW 151st Street – right by Lake... [Read more]

Burien Council votes to keep $200,000 grant involving greenhouse property

Burien Council votes to keep $200,000 grant involving greenhouse property

By Jack Mayne Following the repeal of the city’s controversial trespass ordinance, the Burien City Council on Monday night (Jan. 5) rejected a move to return a two year old grant of $200,000 from King... [Read more]

Man killed when vehicle crashes into tree near SR 509 Tuesday morning

Man killed when vehicle crashes into tree near SR 509 Tuesday morning

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a 42-year old man was killed when his vehicle veered off the roadway at SR 509 to Myers Way (map below), then struck a tree. The victim was identified as Felix... [Read more]

Burien City Council repeals highly contested city ‘Trespass Ordinance(s)’

Burien City Council repeals highly contested city ‘Trespass Ordinance(s)’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday night (Feb. 5) passed by a 4 to 3 vote to repeal the three previous so-called ‘Trespass Ordinances,’ but with a revision that it will not take... [Read more]

Jimmy Matta wants to be the Mayor for all of Burien, not just factions

Jimmy Matta wants to be the Mayor for all of Burien, not just factions

By Jack Mayne The new mayor sat down with this reporter last week to talk about his views for the future of Burien and to allay fears of those worried that a first Latino mayor will be a disadvantage... [Read more]