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Seattle sued over $15/hour pay

Seattle sued over $15/hour pay

by Jack Mayne With the $15 minimum wage already law in SeaTac and recently in Seattle, the first of what promises to be many lawsuits was filed in Seattle federal court on Thursday (June 12). There are... [Read more]

Festival Premieres announced for local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’

Festival Premieres announced for local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’

The Seattle International Film Festival (“SIFF”) will host the North American premiere for locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” on Sunday, May 25, and the film will screen as an opening... [Read more]

Seattle vs. Denver Boys & Girls Club competition a ‘Win/Win’ for Youth

Seattle vs. Denver Boys & Girls Club competition a ‘Win/Win’ for Youth

Boys & Girls Clubs youth are celebrating a Denver victory – OFF the field – as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver triumphed over our King County groups in the first ever ‘Boys & Girls Clubs Bow,’…

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl celebration

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl celebration

th crowd estimates ranging from 700,000 to 1 million, downtown Seattle was jam-packed with throngs of exuberant 12th Fans celebrating the Seattle Seahawks overwhelmingly awesome Super Bowl victory on Wednesday…

Burien native Rob Ketcherside releases his first book: ‘Lost Seattle’

Burien native Rob Ketcherside releases his first book: ‘Lost Seattle’

Burien native Rob Ketcherside has released his first book – called “Lost Seattle” – and as big supporters of local Authors and Artists we thought we’d share his good news. Like Eliot... [Read more]

VIDEO: Detectives seeking public’s help finding Burien ‘take-over’ bank robbers

VIDEO: Detectives seeking public’s help finding Burien ‘take-over’ bank robbers

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office, Seattle Police Department and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force are investigating a series of five armed ‘take-over’ bank robberies –... [Read more]

After two years, Hanbleceya will be leaving Normandy Park by July 12

After two years, Hanbleceya will be leaving Normandy Park by July 12

Kerry Paulson of Hanbleceya. by Jack Mayne Kerry Paulson, managing partner of adult care home Hanbleceya says July 12 will be the organization’s last day in Normandy Park. Hanbleceya bills itself as... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Did you see the intense – and rare – ‘Sundog’ Saturday?

PHOTOS: Did you see the intense – and rare – ‘Sundog’ Saturday?

It’s either a sure sign of the apocalypse or that sunlight is simply refracting through ice crystals in high clouds – either way ol’ Sol put on quite a show with a ‘Sundog’ (or... [Read more]

Volunteers Wanted for West Duwamish Earth Day Habitat Help on April 20

Volunteers Wanted for West Duwamish Earth Day Habitat Help on April 20

Nature Consortium will bring together two live painters, over seven live musicians, and 500 shovel-wielding volunteers from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 for a unique Earth Day celebration in... [Read more]

New, Local ‘Food Swap Network’ Forms, Seeks Members

New, Local ‘Food Swap Network’ Forms, Seeks Members

A new local Food Swap network has formed, with the goal of finding support for residents to share food with one another. “I came from a family with a large garden and we always had too much produce,”... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Intercruises Job Fair Offers Opportunity to Become Ambassadors of Seattle

Intercruises Job Fair Offers Opportunity to Become Ambassadors of Seattle

Are you passionate about Seattle and the Northwest? Are you energetic, friendly and excited to welcome cruise ship guests as their “First Impression” of the “Emerald City”? Then... [Read more]

Guns, Stolen Goods and ‘Robbery Kits’ Recovered During Nearby Search

Guns, Stolen Goods and ‘Robbery Kits’ Recovered During Nearby Search

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday (Feb. 21) that it has arrested one person and plans to arrest another after they tried to sell stolen goods on Craigslist. “$22,000 worth... [Read more]

Seattle Still Wants North Highline, But Not Now

Seattle Still Wants North Highline, But Not Now

by Jack Mayne Seattle remains interested in annexing North Highline, but just not now. North Highline “Area Y” voters soundly rejected in November the proposal that the area join with Burien. Burien... [Read more]

King County & City of Seattle Announce Gun Buyback Program on Jan. 26

King County & City of Seattle Announce Gun Buyback Program on Jan. 26

King County announced Tuesday (Jan. 8) that they’re teaming up with the City of Seattle to hold a new Gun Safety Initiative, including a gun buyback program event planned for Saturday, Jan. 26. The... [Read more]

Metro Transit Adding More Buses to Ease Crowded Routes

Metro Transit Adding More Buses to Ease Crowded Routes

King County Metro Transit announced Tuesday (Oct. 23) that it is adding more buses to meet increased ridership demand between Burien, West Seattle and downtown Seattle. Starting Monday, Oct. 29, eight... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

B-Town Blog: At the White Center and B-Town Blog-sponsored public debate last Tuesday, October 2, Burien City Council member Jerry Robison stated that “if White Center does not vote to go to Burien... [Read more]

Normandy Park Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Bicycle Hit and Run Death

Normandy Park Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Bicycle Hit and Run Death

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, was sentenced Friday afternoon (Aug. 10) to 41 months in prison for the hit and run death of cyclist Michael Wang on... [Read more]

A TRIBUTE: Rest In Peace, Julius Pierpont (J.P.) Patches

A TRIBUTE: Rest In Peace, Julius Pierpont (J.P.) Patches

The 2nd funniest man in my life. by Scott Schaefer It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Sadly, one of my heroes – J.P. Patches (aka Chris Wedes) – passed away Sunday morning (July 22)... [Read more]

Burien One of 7 South King County Towns Named ‘All-America Cities’

Burien One of 7 South King County Towns Named ‘All-America Cities’

Burien is one of seven South King County cities, along with Seattle, to be named ‘All-America Cities’ by the National Civic League, for its work with the education-based Road Map Project. The... [Read more]

PHOTO: Hi-Liners Perform Selections from ‘Oklahoma!’ as part of Folklife Fest

PHOTO: Hi-Liners Perform Selections from ‘Oklahoma!’ as part of Folklife Fest

Tina Giesbers, Hi-Liners Supporter, Mom, and board member sent us the following pic and note (click image to see larger version): Sunday evening, The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre performed selections from... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Back Advertiser Emerald Cove Catering!

Welcome Back Advertiser Emerald Cove Catering!

The B-Town Blog would like to proudly welcome back Advertiser Emerald Cove Catering Company! Emerald Cove Catering Company has been creating memorable events using the finest, freshest ingredients in... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: City Light Says Thieves Are Posing As Fake Utility Workers

SCAM ALERT: City Light Says Thieves Are Posing As Fake Utility Workers

Seattle City Light on Friday (Dec. 30) announced that “several customers have contacted Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities with concerns about thieves posing as utility employees.” “The... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ Mentions The S-Word For Friday

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ Mentions The S-Word For Friday

The National Weather Service on Wednesday (Nov. 16) released a “Special Weather Statement” that mentions the “S” word – SNOW – as possibly happening this Friday. They say that... [Read more]

Are You Prepared For Another Snowy Winter? The City Of Seattle Says It Is…

Are You Prepared For Another Snowy Winter? The City Of Seattle Says It Is…

First Ave South after a 2008 snow. by Jack Mayne Residents of the Burien area who work in Seattle must remember the snowstorm of 2008, when even some arterials were clogged with snow on which Seattle city... [Read more]

King County Council Candidate Diana Toledo Victim Of Burglary, Loses Puppy

King County Council Candidate Diana Toledo Victim Of Burglary, Loses Puppy

King County Council Candidate Diana Toledo is asking our Readers for help – her West Seattle home was broken into Sunday morning (Nov. 6) sometime between 11 a.m. – Noon, with the only thing taken... [Read more]

Marvin Hamlisch, Gerard Schwarz To Lead Music4Life Youth Peace Program

Marvin Hamlisch, Gerard Schwarz To Lead Music4Life Youth Peace Program

Composer Marvin Hamlisch and Gerard Schwarz, Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, have agreed to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the Music4Life Peace Initiative. The initiative is an annual... [Read more]