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With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Michael Brunk It all started with this little note I posted on a board at the ‘Economic Development Dialog’ meeting hosted by the City of Burien on Sept.... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Matt Griffin YMCA offering ‘No School Day Mini Camp’ for Thursday walkout

Matt Griffin YMCA offering ‘No School Day Mini Camp’ for Thursday walkout

NO SCHOOL DAY MINI CAMP Looking for child care this coming Thursday, May 21 for the Highline Schools Teacher Walk Out? Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA will be offering a special one-day Mini Camp from 8:30... [Read more]

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

by Jack Mayne Local attorney Holli Giffin and former Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar are now running head-to-head for the Position 2 seat held by Mayor Lucy Krakowiak, and she has jumped to position 4 to try... [Read more]

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

Here’s episode #2 of our new SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

by Jack Mayne The editor of a homeless study released last week says the reason people get so angry at the recent increase in homelessness is because “they just don’t like to see it.” Sara Rankin... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Charming Craftsman-style Farmhouse

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Charming Craftsman-style Farmhouse

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday – is a charming Craftsman-style Farmhouse! This 3-bedroom home has two stories,... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

If you saw a SWAT team and numerous police officers in the area around S. 116th and 5th Ave S. in Burien Friday morning (May 15), it was the King County Sheriff’s Office – and local police –... [Read more]

City of Burien wants to open a concession stand at Seahurst Park

City of Burien wants to open a concession stand at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien announced this week that it wants to open a concession stand at Seahurst Park. The stand would operate between July – October, and be located in the building that houses the restrooms. Far... [Read more]

For 2nd day in row, major police activity for domestic violence incident in Burien

For 2nd day in row, major police activity for domestic violence incident in Burien

It sounds like a rerun of what we reported yesterday, but it’s not – on Thursday afternoon (May 14) the Burien Police Department assisted the King County Sheriff’s Office with another domestic... [Read more]

Five members selected to serve on Discover Burien board Wednesday night

Five members selected to serve on Discover Burien board Wednesday night

Discover Burien welcomed five members to serve on the board on Wednesday night, May 13, at the annual membership meeting at Revelle Hall at Navos. Each board member will serve a term of 3 years. The board... [Read more]

Fundraiser screening & presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is June 10

Fundraiser screening & presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is June 10

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High School. Filmmakers... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern To start off, my school – Big Picture High School – is all about non-traditional learning, and that’s one reason I like it. The local... [Read more]

Glendale Lutheran Evangelical Church’s Vacation Bible School starts June 29

Glendale Lutheran Evangelical Church’s Vacation Bible School starts June 29

Glendale Lutheran Evangelical Church’s Vacation Bible School will start June 29, and run through July 3. Here are the details: WHAT: Glendale Lutheran Evangelical Church’s Vacation Bible School WHEN:... [Read more]

Sponsored Post The new Kayak Bar & Grill is now open and ready with Happy Hour specials

The new Kayak Bar & Grill is now open and ready with Happy Hour specials

Nick Rondos, Owner of the newly-relocated Kayak Bar and Grill – at 635 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien – wants our Readers to know that they’re doing a “soft opening” and are... [Read more]

SeaTac United Math Academy celebrates with year-end ceremony

SeaTac United Math Academy celebrates with year-end ceremony

  SeaTac United, a non-profit group that promotes personal skills development and cooperative partnerships for local students, will celebrate the conclusion of its 2014-2015 math academy with... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Alafair Antique & Estate Company holding HUGE sale this weekend!

Alafair Antique & Estate Company holding HUGE sale this weekend!

Advertiser Alafair Antique & Estate Company will be holding a HUGE inventory reduction sale this weekend, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, and from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. “The... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Soojin Kim as its new Attorney

City of Burien hires Soojin Kim as its new Attorney

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (May 13) that Soojin Kim has been hired to serve as its next City Attorney. She will replace the services provided by Kenyon Disend, PLLC, a municipal law firm which... [Read more]

Major police turnout as Burien P.D. arrests domestic violence suspect Wed.

Major police turnout as Burien P.D. arrests domestic violence suspect Wed.

If you saw police activity in northwest Burien early Wednesday afternoon (May 13), including numerous King County Sheriff’s vehicles as well as a helicopter overhead, the Burien Police Department... [Read more]

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

All Highline Schools will be closed Thursday, May 21 due to Teacher walkout

Screenshot from the HEA Facebook page announcing the May 21 walkout. All schools in Highline Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, May 21 due to a teacher walkout. The Highline Education Association... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Hi-Line Auto Electric: #1 Burien stop for all your car care needs

Advertiser Hi-Line Auto Electric: #1 Burien stop for all your car care needs

Advertiser Hi-Line Auto Electric is staffed with very skilled workers, in part because they’ve been around a long time. It’s a family run business that started out when Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower... [Read more]

REMINDER: Launch Party for Burien Film Office is Thursday at Tin Room

REMINDER: Launch Party for Burien Film Office is Thursday at Tin Room

REMINDER: The City of Burien’s new Film Office will be holding a Launch Party from 5 – 7 p.m. this Thursday, May 14 at the Tin Room Bar & Theater. The program will begin around 6 p.m., and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Pirates vs Tyee/ Evergreen track by 10-year old Isabel

PHOTOS: Highline Pirates vs Tyee/ Evergreen track by 10-year old Isabel

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 10 Last Friday, May 8, 2015, Highline took on Tyee and Evergreen in the Highline District Track Meet... [Read more]

South County’s Ken Rogers and Marion Yoshino file for Port of Seattle race

South County’s Ken Rogers and Marion Yoshino file for Port of Seattle race

Ken Rogers, left, and Marion Yoshino by Jack Mayne Two South King County residents have filed for election to the Port of Seattle Commission Position 5 to replace incumbent Commissioner Bill Bryant, who... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA wants you to know that their Summer Camp Registration is Open – your child can play, explore, develop skills and make new friends at the Y this summer! SUMMER REGISTRATION... [Read more]

Visit WABI Burien’s Bike Day Commuter Support Station this Friday morning

Visit WABI Burien’s Bike Day Commuter Support Station this Friday morning

WABI-ists, Jimmy Schulz and Frosene Sacco had coffee and bananas (good for those cycling leg muscles!) ready and waiting on Burien Bike Day 2014. Mark your calendars for this Friday, May 15, and plan... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Independent High School Information Fair at Westside School today

Independent High School Information Fair at Westside School today

Westside School will be holding a high school information fair TODAY – Tuesday May 12 – from 6 – 8 p.m. The fair will host approximately 15 Admission Directors from the Seattle area, along with two... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Mick Kelly’s closes, will re-open as sports bar under new ownership

B-TOWN BIZ: Mick Kelly’s closes, will re-open as sports bar under new ownership

You may have noticed that, around May 1, Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub – at 435 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien – closed very quietly, signage was removed, and paper was put up, blocking the windows. A... [Read more]

Councilmember Edgar will dress as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at Mariners game Saturday

Councilmember Edgar will dress as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at Mariners game Saturday

Burien councilmember Bob Edgar will dress up as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at a Seattle Mariners game on Saturday, May 16, to help celebrate Salmon Recovery and recognize and promote the work that... [Read more]