Archive for November, 2008

North Highline Fire District, by the numbers

Sunday, November 30th, 2008 Posted in North Highline Fire District | Comments Off

Interesting data on the North Highline Fire District website - a running total of how many calls NHFD has handled so far this year (updated less than two weeks ago): ... Read more..

Literary Reading on Friday December 5th at 6 p.m. – Del Rio

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 Posted in Arts, white center | 1 Comment »

Beyond One Language – Más allá de una lengua A literary event celebrating the Spanish language and Latino/a culture The second in a series of popular literary readings will happen Friday, December ... Read more..

Shorewood Christian School students volunteer at Burien-Highline Food Bank

Friday, November 28th, 2008 Posted in How to Help, Schools, Video | Comments Off

Thanks to Shorewood Christian School for e-mailing to call our attention to that clip they posted on YouTube after 5th graders went to work at the Burien-Highline Food Bank; we ... Read more..

White Center Swap Meet: New hours start this weekend

Friday, November 28th, 2008 Posted in Fun, White Center Swap Meet | Comments Off

From the White Center Now Events Calendar: After several weeks in "soft launch" mode, the White Center Swap Meet and Flea Market (in the remodeled ex-skating-rink building) celebrates its official ... Read more..

Greenbridge: The Failure of the Cabrini-Green Model of Public Housing and the Rise of the New Urbanism

Friday, November 28th, 2008 Posted in Crime, development, Greenbridge, Real estate, sustainability, white center, White Center news | Comments Off

The modern debate on urban housing policy takes as its starting point the post-World War II period when the country invested heavily in developing cities and its suburbs.  An outgrowth ... Read more..

Thanksgiving Poem

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 Posted in White Center news | Comments Off

Thanks Listen with the night falling we are saying thank you we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings we are running out of the glass rooms with our mouths full of ... Read more..

Happy Thanksgiving from White Center Now

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 Posted in Holidays | Comments Off

Almost four months have gone by now since your contributor team started White Center Now to share the White Center (and vicinity) news, information, opinions, photos, and video that wasn't ... Read more..

Thanksgiving morning: Where to get your latte

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 Posted in Beverages, Holidays | Comments Off

We always find the cooking works much better when we're caffeinated: Ricardo says Cafe Rozella will be open in the morning. And Salvadorean Bakery has a sign up saying they'll ... Read more..

Jubilee Days needs a new logo

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 Posted in How to Help, White Center Jubilee Days | 6 Comments »

As posted on CL: White Center Jubilee Days needs "a new logo and an artist to create it." Interested? gmc_tile@comcast.net; here's the website from this past summer's event. Read more..

Live at WSB: Seattle Public Schools announcements

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 Posted in Schools | 1 Comment »

If you are interested, we are covering tonight's announcement of Seattle Public Schools closure/changes plans live at West Seattle Blog. Not far from White Center, it's reported that Arbor Heights ... Read more..

School that’s moving to White Center needs help now

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 Posted in How to Help, Schools, White Center news | Comments Off

We've also written about this on West Seattle Blog, but White Center businesses and others may also be interested in helping a school that's about to move to WC -- ... Read more..

If you’re on the West Seattle side of White Center …

Monday, November 24th, 2008 Posted in Highland Park | Comments Off

... 7 pm tonight, Highland Park Action Committee meeting, 11th/Holden. These are your neighbors and they have a lot going on - not just the fight against a city jail ... Read more..

Jim Diers of West Seattle and Obama Share Common Ties

Monday, November 24th, 2008 Posted in People, Politics, white center | 3 Comments »

Jim Diers and Barack Obama have a common link as successful community organizers. To check it out read the column by Danny Westneat in the Seattle Times this summer.  The ... Read more..

Al Skaret: A Hero in White Center

Monday, November 24th, 2008 Posted in history, People, white center | Comments Off

Here is a belated Veteran's Day tribute to one of our neighbors, Al Skaret.  I also have included a photo of Al.  His remarkable survival story is featured in a ... Read more..

Greenbridge and its Critics

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 Posted in development, Economy, Government, Neighborhoods, safety, white center, White Center Early Learning Initiative | 9 Comments »

You have to hand it to Bush & Company, they were spot on when they proclaimed that the free market would most assuredly take care of such problems as affordable ... Read more..

“The White Center-ness of it all”: Calvin Johnson performs

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 Posted in Fun, Music, Video | Comments Off

Click pic to play video What he had to say was almost as intriguing as what he had to play; maybe that's why the show listing called it "White Center Weird ... Read more..

Coming on Sunday: Let’s talk about Greenbridge and the Future of White Center

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 Posted in White Center news | Comments Off

Greenbridge and High Point are major developments in the West Seattle and White Center communities.  Each is well in progress and the results are already changing the faces of the ... Read more..

News from not far away: Shooting at Southcenter Mall

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 Posted in Crime, White Center news | Comments Off

First online report is from KOMO News - says one person's been shot and is undergoing CPR. Deputies are searching the mall, according to the scanner. More as we get ... Read more..

White Center/South Delridge Community Safety meeting moved

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 Posted in Crime, How to Help, safety, white center community safety coalition, White Center news | Comments Off

Usually the White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition meets toward the end of the month, but not this time - we've just received a reminder that the next meeting, last ... Read more..

White Center (and Full Tilt) on TV

Friday, November 21st, 2008 Posted in King County, Video, White Center news | Comments Off

In case you didn't see it on channel 5 news tonight - they followed up on the King County budget story (reported here earlier) by coming to White Center for ... Read more..