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Council gets first review of updated sign ordinance, approves City Manager raise

Council gets first review of updated sign ordinance, approves City Manager raise

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council reviewed the city’s proposed new sign ordinance, heard of a new citywide ‘First Friday’ series of community summer celebrations and unanimously voted City Manager... [Read more]


Burien City Manager releases statement on homelessness, camps in parks

Burien City Manager releases statement on homelessness, camps in parks

On Monday, May 20, the City of Burien released the following statement from City Manager Brian J. Wilson regarding homelessness, tents and camping in city parks: The City of Burien has heard a number of... [Read more]


VIDEO: Watch Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

VIDEO: Watch Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

On Friday, May 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon, which featured speeches by Mayors and representatives from the cities of Burien,... [Read more]


City of Burien starts pilot program to connect homeless to services

City of Burien starts pilot program to connect homeless to services

Tent encampments seen at Burien Annex Park on Monday, May 6, 2019. This week, the City of Burien announced a new approach to addressing unauthorized use of Burien parks and facilities. “In an effort... [Read more]


Burien City Council hears from residents about homeless problem in city

Burien City Council hears from residents about homeless problem in city

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmembers spent a majority of their time at the regular meeting Monday night (May 5) listening to 40 speakers during public comment period, taking up an hour and a half.... [Read more]


SAVE THE DATE: National Night Out will be Tuesday, Aug. 6; here’s how to register

SAVE THE DATE: National Night Out will be Tuesday, Aug. 6; here’s how to register

SAVE THE DATE: Come out and get to know your neighbors and meet your local police, fire, or city staff at National Night Out, being held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, from 6 – 9 p.m. National Night Out... [Read more]


LETTER: Resident concerned about encampments at Burien Skateboard Park

LETTER: Resident concerned about encampments at Burien Skateboard Park

[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:] The skateboard park at 4th Ave SW and... [Read more]


Mayor Matta will speak at Coalition for Drug-Free Youth event Thursday, May 9

Mayor Matta will speak at Coalition for Drug-Free Youth event Thursday, May 9

All are invited to a Free Community Event on Thursday, May 9, that will highlight the achievements of the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth, honor the Cascade Middle School Prevention Team’s successes,... [Read more]


Highline Medical Center owners ordered to pay $25 million for violating rules

Highline Medical Center owners ordered to pay $25 million for violating rules

By Jack Mayne The owners of Burien’s Highline Medical Center have been ordered to rehabilitate the credit of over 5,500 state residents to the tune of $25 million because they had qualified for charity... [Read more]


Car thieves flee, crash, then get busted in Burien Thursday night

Car thieves flee, crash, then get busted in Burien Thursday night

Two car thieves who were fleeing from police crashed into a Prius and SUV near the 13600 block of 8th Ave S. (map below) before getting busted in Burien Thursday night, April 25. Police say the suspects... [Read more]


‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be this Friday at the Alcove at Seahurst Apartments

‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be this Friday at the Alcove at Seahurst Apartments

Burien Police Department’s monthly ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be this Friday, April 26, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Leasing Office of the Alcove at Seahurst Apartments. Hosted every last Friday,... [Read more]


UPDATE: Suspect wanted for assaulting Monk in Burien has been arrested

UPDATE: Suspect wanted for assaulting Monk in Burien has been arrested

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the 33-year old suspect wanted for allegedly assaulting Abbot Tryphon (pictured above) in Burien last week has been arrested by Seattle Police. As... [Read more]


Orthodox Monk assaulted at gas station in Burien Tuesday

Orthodox Monk assaulted at gas station in Burien Tuesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Abbot Tryphon (pictured above) – a monk at the All-Merciful Saviour Orthodox Monastery on Vashon Island – was assaulted at a Mobil Gas station... [Read more]


Shot(s) fired near SW 142nd & Ambaum Tuesday morning; suspect not located

Shot(s) fired near SW 142nd & Ambaum Tuesday morning; suspect not located

If you saw and heard the Guardian One chopper this morning around 11:20 a.m., the King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that it was responding to a shooting near SW 142nd Street and Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]


Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien Council Monday night (April 15) was one of those meetings where a lot happened, but it was mostly technical filling of committees and boards with new or renominated members, along... [Read more]


Police activity Friday night due to stolen car being recovered in Burien

Police activity Friday night due to stolen car being recovered in Burien

If you heard/saw Burien/King County Sheriff’s Office police activity Friday night, April 12 – including on the ground and in the air – the an area around SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW, it’s... [Read more]


The 27-year old man shot and killed in Burien Tuesday has been identified

The 27-year old man shot and killed in Burien Tuesday has been identified

On Wednesday, April 10, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man who was shot and killed in Tuesday morning’s murder in the 15300 block of 4th Ave SW in downtown Burien... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘I totally agree with Eric Dickman’s letter’ about the Burien Annex

LETTER: ‘I totally agree with Eric Dickman’s letter’ about the Burien Annex

[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:] I’ll keep this short. I totally agree... [Read more]


Man found dead from gunshot wounds in downtown Burien early Tuesday

Man found dead from gunshot wounds in downtown Burien early Tuesday

A 27-year-old man was found dead from gunshot wounds near SW 153rd and 4th Ave SW in downtown Burien (map below) early Tuesday morning, April 9. Police say that just after midnight, Burien officers were... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

[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:] In support of the Annex: I read the reporting... [Read more]