Archive for January, 2009

Queen’s Deli

Saturday, January 31st, 2009 Posted in Food, White Center news | 5 Comments »

View Larger Map (Google Street View added Saturday evening - their photo's from some months back, though) Ok, so I said it was going to be a Thursday thing. I lied. My ... Read more..

Highline Public Schools parents: Start late or leave early?

Friday, January 30th, 2009 Posted in Highline School District, Schools | 1 Comment »

From the Highline Public Schools eHighlights: If you're a parent or teacher in the district, you'll be asked within the next few weeks to answer a survey about whether you'd ... Read more..

One-night homeless count: 39 in White Center

Friday, January 30th, 2009 Posted in white center, White Center news | Comments Off

Here's the spreadsheet from the King County Coalition on Homelessness - the overnight check found 39 people in White Center - 29 of them sleeping in cars or trucks. Overall, ... Read more..

Today’s the day: Buy books, help New Start!

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 Posted in How to Help, New Start High School | 2 Comments »

Today's the day for a big fundraiser for White Center's New Start High School. As Paul Fischburg put it in a letter we published in its entirety earlier this month: On ... Read more..

Need help buying a home? Homestead Community Land Trust orientation tonight

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 Posted in White Center news | Comments Off

HCLT offers a unique way to get help buying a home; read about it here. At 6 pm tonight, there's an orientation at the Greenbridge Library. But you can't just ... Read more..

White Center’s Hicks Lake has the cash, needs ideas!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 Posted in Hicks Lake, How to Help, Lakewood Park, White Center news | 2 Comments »

(WCN photo of Hicks Lake, 1/7/09) From Dick Thurnau at Friends of Hicks Lake: King County has allotted $25,000 in the budget for Lakewood Park / Hicks Lake improvements and has ... Read more..

White Center Early Learning Initiative update online

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 Posted in White Center Early Learning Initiative | Comments Off

It's almost as good as peering into a crystal ball - the White Center Early Learning Initiative's February/March newsletter is online now - catch up with the latest happenings in ... Read more..

White Center snow: Not supposed to last

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 Posted in snow, Weather | 1 Comment »

The roads are still OK but everything else has a coating of white. Forecasters continue to promise that this will only last a few hours, and then it'll get rained ... Read more..

White Center celebrates Tet: Happy Year of the Ox!

Monday, January 26th, 2009 Posted in Fun, Holidays, white center | 4 Comments »

Thanks to JB for sharing these photos of the Tet celebration at White Center's Cafe Tam Thanh. We welcome your photos any time - whitecenternow@gmail.com - thank you! Read more..

Initiative drive planned to stop separate North Highline annexations

Monday, January 26th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | 15 Comments »

We've received a copy of an initiative that former Burien City Council member Stephen Lamphear plans to pursue to prevent North Highline from being broken up by two separate annexations, ... Read more..

Burien council: Brief annexation mention during “non-meeting”

Monday, January 26th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | Comments Off

ORIGINAL 7:07 PM REPORT: Annexation matters were scheduled to be on the agenda tonight but it sounds like they may not be able to follow the original plan, as deputy ... Read more..

White Center weather watch: Possible snow Tuesday morning

Monday, January 26th, 2009 Posted in Weather | Comments Off

No shortage of ice this morning - and tomorrow, the forecast says again today, might start with snow. Read more..

School notes: Upcoming off-days; College Goal Sunday today

Sunday, January 25th, 2009 Posted in Education, Schools | Comments Off

If you're in the Seattle district, tomorrow (Monday 1/26) there's no school ("day between semesters"). In the Highline district, Friday 2/6 is the next no-classes day ("waiver day"). Today, by ... Read more..

From White Center’s neighbor to the south: 2 Burien notes

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, Arts, burien, White Center news | Comments Off

ART EVENT TODAY: Kim sends WCN this reminder of what should be quite the spectacle in Burien this afternoon/evening: A 30' sculpture of a mother and child, The Passage will be ... Read more..

Reminder: Bus fares go up in a week

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 Posted in Metro, Transportation, White Center news | Comments Off

A reminder from Metro: King County Metro Transit is reminding customers that bus fares for adults will increase by 25 cents starting Sunday, Feb 1. A two-zone trip taken during peak-commute times will ... Read more..

White Center Community Safety Coalition meeting report #1: Good news and bad news

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 Posted in Crime, white center community safety coalition, White Center news | Comments Off

We'll bring you two reports on news from last night's White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition meeting, because there's PLENTY to report. For starters, though, a quick update on what ... Read more..

Cold front moving in this weekend

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 Posted in Weather | Comments Off

Cliff Mass is indicating that a cold front will be moving into the Puget Sound region this weekend.  Expect icy roads and much colder weather, perhaps even snow. By Sunday AM ... Read more..

Tonight: White Center Community Safety Coalition

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 Posted in Crime, safety, white center community safety coalition | Comments Off

6 pm tonight, it's the first White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition meeting of the year, St. James Place, 9421 18th SW (map). Previous White Center Now coverage of ... Read more..

Microsoft Plans Layoff of 5,000 employees – impact on White Center uncertain

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 Posted in Economy, Jobs, white center | 1 Comment »

No doubt you could have gotten this piece of news from the front cover of the New York Times or the Seattle Times.   Apparently 1,400 of the initial cuts will ... Read more..

Thursday Food: Rosticeria y Cocina El Paisano

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 Posted in Food, White Center news | 13 Comments »

LOCATION:  El Paisano is located at 9629 -15th Ave. SW, Seattle 98106  They are just off the intersection of 15th Ave. SW and Roxbury (across the street from Bartell Drugs). Phone:  ... Read more..