Life Section

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

The Federal Aviation Administration “failed to comply” with environmental rules when – without warning – it “began experimenting” with a new procedure that sends noisy prop-jet aircraft at low altitudes over Burien…

School Board passes strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’ resolution

School Board passes strong ‘Statement of Support for All Students’ resolution

Teachers, administrators, and the school board are sending an unequivocal message of support and reassurance to all students and families within Highline Public Schools this week. With a letter from the... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

The Port of Seattle will be holding their third Open House for Sea-Tac Airport’s Flight Corridor Safety Program on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center. The Port... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Francis of Assisi School holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 29

St. Francis of Assisi School holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 29

St. Francis of Assisi School will be hosting its annual OPEN HOUSE event on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, from 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. “All are welcome to join us!” St. Francis of Assisi School... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

WARNING: The following post contains a Tweet that includes photos of an “F word” that many might consider “not safe for young kids”: Racist, anti-Mexican graffiti was found spray... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding an Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from at 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines. Here’s more info: Pause Before You Post.... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident thanks City Council for making Burien a ‘Sanctuary City’

LETTER: Resident thanks City Council for making Burien a ‘Sanctuary City’

[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 B-Town Blog – I am writing to express... [Read more]

Sponsorship opportunities for Discover Burien’s 2017 events now available

Sponsorship opportunities for Discover Burien’s 2017 events now available

Local non-profit Discover Burien (we’re members) wants our Readers to know that they’ve opened sponsorship opportunities for their 2017 events: Sponsorship is one of the fastest growing forms... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [Read more]

‘WE the PEOPLE’ Political Art Show will be held on Friday, Jan. 20

‘WE the PEOPLE’ Political Art Show will be held on Friday, Jan. 20

Courtesy local Artist Amber Nichol: It has been the responsibility of artists to accurately reflect society in the face of injustice. I am proud to be hosting this collection of art inspired by the hopes... [Read more]

FOUND: Samsung cell phone found at Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

FOUND: Samsung cell phone found at Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

This Samsung cell phone was found at Seahurst Park Beach on Saturday, Jan. 14: The phone owner is likely a Spanish-speaking person. If you recognize this phone, please call Susan Wolf at (425) 830-3657.  Read More →

Quiet Skies Coalition on agenda for Burien City Council meeting Jan. 23

Quiet Skies Coalition on agenda for Burien City Council meeting Jan. 23

An update from our friends at the Quiet Skies Coalition: On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7 p.m., the Burien City Council will vote to release funds already approved for litigation against the FAA and to... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

Courtesy Daniel McTernan comes these videos shot Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2017, showing someone ice skating on a frozen Lake Burien: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; ... [Read more]

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

By Jack Mayne The newly-appointed Burien city airport noise committee includes a former astronaut and test pilot and a retired Boeing field airport noise officer, along with business representatives and... [Read more]

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Illustration based on Aaron Wells photo of altered Burien graffiti. By Jack Mayne Graffiti and not drugs were the cause of the fatal shooting of an 18-year old man in a dark alley area behind the Alturas... [Read more]

Rick Jump to retire from White Center Food Bank

Rick Jump to retire from White Center Food Bank

In an unexpected move, White Center Food Bank Director Rick Jump announced that he will be retiring from the non-profit due to health reasons. Jump has been in charge of the food bank for the last 12 years,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Duwamish Head Sailboat Race sails past Burien shores

PHOTOS: Duwamish Head Sailboat Race sails past Burien shores

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes more amazing photos, this time documenting Saturday’s Duwamish Head Race, which sailed past the shores of Burien. According to race sponsor Three Tree Point Yacht... [Read more]

Shooting in downtown Burien injures one; suspect arrested

Shooting in downtown Burien injures one; suspect arrested

One man was shot and a suspect was taken into custody around noon in downtown Burien on Saturday, Jan. 7. Police say that two men were seen in a verbal dispute near SW 152nd Street near 4th Ave SW when... [Read more]

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer stolen from Burien driveway

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer stolen from Burien driveway

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer were stolen out of a driveway in Burien on Dec. 11, near the intersection of SW 116th Street and 18 Ave SW (map below). “The police have found the two people... [Read more]

Jordan Kimmerly named first Executive Director of local non-profit Y.E.T.I.

Jordan Kimmerly named first Executive Director of local non-profit Y.E.T.I.

The Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.), a local non-profit dedicated to engaging youth in meaningful, outdoor adventures, this week announced the naming of Jordan Kimmerly (pictured above)... [Read more]

Burien shooting victim identified

Burien shooting victim identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday (Jan. 4) identified the victim of Tuesday night’s deadly shooting as Manuel A. Ortiz-Ornelas, 18, of Burien. He died of multiple gunshot... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien teen arrested for Tuesday night shooting death

FOLLOWUP: Burien teen arrested for Tuesday night shooting death

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 17-year old Burien male was arrested Wednesday for the shooting death of a man near the Alturas apartments Tuesday night, Jan. 3. As we previously... [Read more]

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

A man in his late teens to early 20s was shot and killed in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017. Police say that just before 6 p.m., officers responded... [Read more]

City of Burien hosting free ‘No Leaks’ event at Puget Sound Skills Center Jan. 12

City of Burien hosting free ‘No Leaks’ event at Puget Sound Skills Center Jan. 12

The City of Burien will be holding a FREE “No Leaks” event at Puget Sound Skills Center on Thursday, Jan. 12. The event will take place from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. as well as from 11:15 a.m.... [Read more]