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City Council approves parking, impound law despite ‘criminalizing’ charge

City Council approves parking, impound law despite ‘criminalizing’ charge

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday night (Oct. 13) passed an ordinance on parking and impoundment of some vehicles but only after some acrimony involving three Council members. The Council... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Blue Whale Bistro – a haven for Foodies – launches new Happy Hour

Blue Whale Bistro – a haven for Foodies – launches new Happy Hour

Just a few short months ago, Blue Whale Bistro opened their doors with a mission to bring great tastes to Des Moines and beyond. If rave customer reviews and an often-packed house are any indication, they... [Read more]

Concerns over artifical turf cause Kennedy to modify new sports field materials

Concerns over artifical turf cause Kennedy to modify new sports field materials

After an NBC News report alleged that black rubber “dots” used in artificial sports fields might be causing cancer, Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School on Monday announced that it will... [Read more]

Burien City Attorney Craig Knutson honored by City Council on his retirement

Burien City Attorney Craig Knutson honored by City Council on his retirement

by Jack Mayne Craig Knutson is retiring this week and the Burien City Council honored him with a unanimously approved proclamation at Monday night’s (Oct. 13) session. “Whereas, in his role as Burien... [Read more]

City of Burien to participate in earthquake drill Thursday morning, Oct. 16

City of Burien to participate in earthquake drill Thursday morning, Oct. 16

The City of Burien will participate in an earthquake drill at 10:16 this Thursday, Oct. 16. “An instructional audio clip will be played over the public announcement system,” reads an announcement.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Our community deserves better than exaggerated claims…’

LETTER: ‘Our community deserves better than exaggerated claims…’

[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 Editor, The volunteers who make up Highline... [Read more]

Sponsored Post FREE Wine Tasting at Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater Thursday night

FREE Wine Tasting at Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater Thursday night

Longtime Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater will be holding its monthly FREE Wine Tasting this Thursday night, Oct. 16, from 5 – 7 p.m., and here’s what will be uncorked: TORRES The Torres... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying female victim possibly killed in Burien

Police seeking public’s help identifying female victim possibly killed in Burien

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are looking for any information on an unidentified female who may have been the victim of a homicide sometime since March of this year. Detectives... [Read more]

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

Camp Waskowitz recently received a major makeover by 325 members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. NAIOP volunteers undertook several much-needed improvement projects on the... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest man who stole 154 keys from local car dealer

Burien Police arrest man who stole 154 keys from local car dealer

The Burien Police Department reported that they recently arrested a man suspected of stealing 154 keys from a local car dealer. Here’s more from their Facebook post: We’ve had an increase in our... [Read more]

Burien City Council to reconsider ‘laughing stock’ ‘body odor’ trespass law

Burien City Council to reconsider ‘laughing stock’ ‘body odor’ trespass law

by Jack Mayne Because it has become an “embarrassment” and a “laughing stock,” the Burien City Council will soon reconsider the so-called “trespass” ordinance passed by the Council on Aug.... [Read more]

Fundraiser for Burien man suffering from Lymphoma will be Friday, Oct. 24

Fundraiser for Burien man suffering from Lymphoma will be Friday, Oct. 24

A fundraiser for resident Aaron Rivera – who is suffering from lymphoma and has been battling for his life – will be held at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub on Friday, Oct. 24. The event starts at 9... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Scattered Thunderstorms and…a Tornado?!!

WEATHER GEEK: Scattered Thunderstorms and…a Tornado?!!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. It’s been a very active morning/early afternoon weather wise! Saturday morning (Oct. 11), a low pressure system ushered in a very... [Read more]

LETTER:  Highline Public Schools Board of Directors President on bond issue

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Board of Directors President on bond issue

[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:] Editor: Our elementary schools are overcrowded,... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at St. Francis of Assisi Monday, Oct. 13

Donors needed for Blood Drive at St. Francis of Assisi Monday, Oct. 13

A Blood Drive is set from Noon – 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13 at St. Francis of Assisi, located at 15236 21st Ave SW. “Currently we have 7 donors scheduled but hope to find 25 donors to attend,”... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Highline Schools Foundation will present its annual Oktoberfest Dinner, Dance and Auction at Normandy Park Cove. “We aim to make this event affordable, casual, and all... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Quaff a brew at Pit Stop Bottle Shop’s grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 16!

Quaff a brew at Pit Stop Bottle Shop’s grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 16!

After months of hard work, Advertiser Pit Stop Bottle Shop will officially “Grand Open” on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at 1 p.m. at their location at 216 SW 153rd Street…

Public meetings on Miller/Walker Creek Stormwater will be Oct. 27 & Nov. 4

Public meetings on Miller/Walker Creek Stormwater will be Oct. 27 & Nov. 4

Public meetings to discuss Miller and Walker Creek Stormwater will be held Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Nov. 4. “When it rains in the Miller and Walker Creeks basin, streams flow high and fast, and... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: Matt Griffin YMCA has part-time job openings

JOBS: Matt Griffin YMCA has part-time job openings

Join the staff team at the Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA! Here at the Y we are committed to building strong community. We currently have a number of open part-time positions open working with families and... [Read more]

Celebrate School Days with WABI’s Weekday Walkers on Wednesday, Oct. 15

Celebrate School Days with WABI’s Weekday Walkers on Wednesday, Oct. 15

School’s in session, so October’s WABI Weekday Walk – set for Wednesday, Oct. 15 – will have a school theme.   Come join walkers at 9:15 a.m., starting at Grand Central Bakery in downtown Burien. “We’ll... [Read more]

Increased sales, property tax revenue in first 2015-16 proposed Burien city budget

Increased sales, property tax revenue in first 2015-16 proposed Burien city budget

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council at its Monday night (Oct. 6) session heard that increasing sales and property tax revenues could permit city lawmakers to increase the next biennial budget over the... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: The ‘Storm Train’ begins

WEATHER GEEK: The ‘Storm Train’ begins

Press the “Play” button to hear the live Weather video/audio stream. There isn’t much hope for a continuation of summer ahead. Light rain and showers will condition us this weekend... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Remodeled Rambler in Gregory Heights

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Remodeled Rambler in Gregory Heights

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Oct. 12 – is an absolutely lovely, spacious, remodeled rambler in Upper Gregory Heights... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Cheveux Design holding Grand Opening Party on Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Cheveux Design holding Grand Opening Party on Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Cheveux Design will be holding a Grand Opening party on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at their salon at 18537 1st Ave South, Suite C in Normandy Park. Here’s what to expect: Ribbon... [Read more]

Brat Trot raises over $66,000 for Highline Schools Foundation – a record!

Brat Trot raises over $66,000 for Highline Schools Foundation – a record!

Burien Brat Trot organizers announced Thursday (Oct. 9) that the expected income for last Sunday’s epic community event will be over $66,000 – the most ever in the 6-year history of the race! The B-Town... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: Matt Griffin YMCA seeking to hire two full-time employees

JOBS: Matt Griffin YMCA seeking to hire two full-time employees

Join the staff team at the Matt Griffin YMCA! Here at the Y we are committed to building strong communities and supporting our diverse community through youth development, social responsibility, and healthy... [Read more]

City of Burien offers new website for Meeting Agendas and Minutes

City of Burien offers new website for Meeting Agendas and Minutes

The City of Burien on Thursday (Oct. 9) released what it’s calling a ‘one-stop shop’ website – The Agenda Center – for meeting agendas and minutes. “Looking for agendas and... [Read more]

Show ‘In Motion’ how you get around in new photo contest

Show ‘In Motion’ how you get around in new photo contest

What moves you? How about a $75 Amazon gift card! King County In Motion is hosting the How I Get In Motion Photo Contest! Upload your photo by October 15 here to show how you get around by bike,... [Read more]