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Who is Stephanie Hubley? Burien resident to appear on ‘Jeopardy!

Who is Stephanie Hubley? Burien resident to appear on ‘Jeopardy!

As a kid, Burien resident Stephanie Hubley watched the game show ‘Jeopardy!’ with her grandmother, and was always amazed by the contestants’ expansive knowledge. How the heck did they know... [Read more]

Burien’s Ian Johnson will be a ‘date’ on The Steve Harvey Show this Friday

Burien’s Ian Johnson will be a ‘date’ on The Steve Harvey Show this Friday

Ian Johnson was born in a house a few blocks from Lake Burien in 1987, but this Friday he’ll be making his national TV debut on The Steve Harvey Show…

LETTER: ‘I Just Saw Mike Martin on TV’ Regarding CARES Animal Control

LETTER: ‘I Just Saw Mike Martin on TV’ Regarding CARES Animal Control

Dear Council: I just saw Mike Martin on Channel 4 who did a piece on CARES which only told one side of the story..>>> “MIKE MARTIN’S” He actually had the nerve to lie on TV and... [Read more]

VIDEO: Local Teen Tori Keeth Makes TV Debut in South Korean Commercial

VIDEO: Local Teen Tori Keeth Makes TV Debut in South Korean Commercial

by Scott Schaefer A local 13-year old girl named Tori Keeth recently made her small screen debut in a new Samsung Smart TV commercial, which is airing on South Korean TV, as well as in print and digital... [Read more]

VIDEOS: KCTS-9 Gives Some Foodie Love to Two Burien Restaurants

VIDEOS: KCTS-9 Gives Some Foodie Love to Two Burien Restaurants

Seattle’s KCTS-9 has a new restaurant review program called “Check, Please! Northwest” and recently they’ve given some foodie love to two Burien restaurants – Hey Paison! and... [Read more]

Have An Opinion About Comcast? The City Of Burien Wants Your Feedback

Have An Opinion About Comcast? The City Of Burien Wants Your Feedback

According to its website, as part of the franchise renewal process, the City of Burien is interested in “hearing residents’ opinions about cable television and other services provided by Comcast”... [Read more]

VIDEO REPORT: Burien Couple Not ‘In Good Hands’ Over Problem With Allstate

VIDEO REPORT: Burien Couple Not ‘In Good Hands’ Over Problem With Allstate

Dane Johnson & Kathy Justin's home just hours after it slipped from its foundation on Nov. 23, 2010. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Remember the big snow and wind storm of Nov. 23rd, where harsh north... [Read more]

Burien’s Tin Room Bar, Emerald Cove Catering Win ‘Best’ In KING5 Contest

Burien’s Tin Room Bar, Emerald Cove Catering Win ‘Best’ In KING5 Contest

On Friday night (Oct. 29th), KING5 announced the winners of their 2010 “Best of Western Washington” contest, and Burien’s Tin Room (BTB Advertiser) was named “Best Neighborhood... [Read more]

For Reals: William Shatner Interviews Mary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau

For Reals: William Shatner Interviews Mary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau

It almost sounds like a “Saturday Night Live” sketch – cast the legendary, self-aware King of kitschy over-acting William Shatner as Host. Add as Guests convicted child rapist Mary Kay... [Read more]

Wannabe Big Deal Author (Following Bob Dugoni) Has First TV Gig

Wannabe Big Deal Author (Following Bob Dugoni) Has First TV Gig

by Shawn Underwood I was more excited than nervous when I got the call about my first television gig. I personify calmness, almost zen-like. After all, it’s my book (Mommy Are We French Yet?). I mean... [Read more]

Watch The World Cup In HD At The New Tin Theater Saturday Morning

Watch The World Cup In HD At The New Tin Theater Saturday Morning

Our good friend Dan House alerts us to this inside scoop – he’s holding a top secret (yeah right), “soft opening” fundraiser breakfast at his new Tin Theater this Saturday morning,... [Read more]

White Center For The Arts’ “Python-A-Thon” Fundraiser Is Sunday

White Center For The Arts’ “Python-A-Thon” Fundraiser Is Sunday

Our friends at White Center for the Arts are holding a very unique “Python-A-Thon” fundraiser this Sunday, March 7th, from Noon – 8pm at Big Al Brewing (in White Center), where episodes... [Read more]

A Burien Dog Named Ryder Will Be On National TV This Sunday! Here’s How You Can Vote For Him…

A Burien Dog Named Ryder Will Be On National TV This Sunday! Here’s How You Can Vote For Him…

This just in from BTB Advertiser Richard Doane of Burien Auto Repair – looks like Richard and his wife Sheila are housing one of Burien’s fastest-rising stars – a dog named Ryder! Ryder,... [Read more]

A B-Town Chat With King County Executive Candidate Susan Hutchison

A B-Town Chat With King County Executive Candidate Susan Hutchison

by Mark Neuman Former KIRO-TV reporter and anchor Susan Hutchison spoke with The B-Town Blog recently. She and County Council Chair Dow Constantine are going head-to-head to become King County’s... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien's "Yodeling Dominatrix" Gets The Boot On "America's Got Talent"

VIDEO: Burien's "Yodeling Dominatrix" Gets The Boot On "America's Got Talent"

Yes, we too hate those TV “reality” competition shows (er, which is why we used to work on them…), but when one of Burien’s talented, 6’2″ female neighbors gets on by... [Read more]

VIDEO: Premiere Of Our First :30 TV Spot, To Run On CNN!

VIDEO: Premiere Of Our First :30 TV Spot, To Run On CNN!

Here’s the world premiere of The B-Town Blog’s first-ever :30-second TV spot (produced by Publisher Scott Schaefer), which will air locally on CNN beginning Monday, April 6th in the “Burien Zone” through Comcast Spotlight.

Look for this introductory spot to run 300 times(!) on CNN over the next two weeks, hopefully so much that it’ll drive you absolutely crazy and create an earworm of my lame voice and music track, with the only solution being that you’ll have to come to The B-Town Blog everyday for your antidote injection of Local News, Events and more.

Today Is April Fools Day, Which Is Also J.P. Patches Birthday!

Today Is April Fools Day, Which Is Also J.P. Patches Birthday!


The 2nd funniest man in my life.

To most people, today is “just” another April’s Fool’s Day, so beware the pranks o’April.

But to this fool, April 1st also stands for one other thing that means a lot to me:

IT’S J.P. PATCHES BIRTHDAY!

For you non-Northwest natives, J.P. (“Julius Pierpont”) Patches is a well-known local TV clown who spent many years on KIRO-TV in the 60s and 70s entertaining thousands of us Seattle kids (here’s a link to his website for the unenlightened: www.jppatches.com).

To me, J.P. Patches is the #2 comedic influence in my life. #1 is my Dad, who was the funniest man I ever met. Of course it helped that he was my Dad, that it was impossible for me not to meet him, and well, he was around me more than any other man, but I think you get the point – Dad was funniest, J.P. was #2…

Where To Watch Sunday’s Super Bowl In The Burien Area

Where To Watch Sunday’s Super Bowl In The Burien Area

So some bird-themed team is playing a mineral-based team in Sunday’s annual overblown showcase of overpriced TV ads ($3 million per :30 seconds?!), and for all you crazed football fans there’s... [Read more]

Live Streaming Video From The Inauguration

Live Streaming Video From The Inauguration

Enjoy this historic day folks: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks... [Read more]

Where To Watch The Inauguration In Person & Online

Where To Watch The Inauguration In Person & Online

From our initial research, it looks like the only “sure thing” reliable place(s) to watch Tuesday’s historic Inauguration Day ceremonies in person (other than at your home or office)... [Read more]

“Deadliest Catch” Star At HCC’s MaSt Center Dec. 13th

“Deadliest Catch” Star At HCC’s MaSt Center Dec. 13th

We doubt that an alleged snow storm will stop a rugged Alaskan crab fisherman from showing up, but keep that in mind for this scheduled event – “Deadliest Catch” star Mike Fourtner will... [Read more]

Expect Helicopters Hovering Over Burien Wed. Morning

Expect Helicopters Hovering Over Burien Wed. Morning

That speck in the sky was one of three local news choppers hovering over B-Town to get a shot of the third runway test Sept. 25th. You may recall that on Thurs., Sept. 25th, a buncha mysterious helicopters... [Read more]

Craigslist Ad O’The Day:Sure Sign Of The Apocalypse

Craigslist Ad O’The Day:Sure Sign Of The Apocalypse

NEWSFLASH: It’s not the roller coaster crashing stock market, bank failures or the impending election that’s a true sign of the apocalypse – it’s little things like this Craigslist... [Read more]

Could You Be “Tukwila’s Next Top Model”?

Could You Be “Tukwila’s Next Top Model”?

Remember that old media, the one that came in through a box in a “living room” where you sat in front of it and waited for news or entertainment “shows” to come on and entertain... [Read more]