Archive for March, 2009

Puget Sound Park sale opponent issues a call to action

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 Posted in King County, Parks, Puget Sound Park, White Center news | 4 Comments »

Much controversy and concern has been brewing around the prospect of King County selling parkland in North Highline, including Puget Sound Park, for "affordable housing" -- here's the full list ... Read more..

Agenda up for North Highline Council’s Thursday meeting

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 Posted in North Highline UAC, White Center news | Comments Off

As noted in our as-it-happened coverage, members of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council were on hand last night as the Boundary Review Board considered the proposed partial North Highline ... Read more..

Update: Boundary Review Board gives preliminary OK to Burien’s proposed North Highline Annexation

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | 2 Comments »

(below, our notes on the meeting as it happened, start to finish) 7:06 PM: We're at the Riverside Residences in Tukwila, where the King County Boundary Review Board is about to ... Read more..

$6 million for “retail plaza” in White Center

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Greenbridge, King County | 8 Comments »

This news release just in from the King County Council: Council approves investment in White Center HUD loan key to redevelopment and jobs in southwest King County The revitalization of White Center received ... Read more..

Boundary Review Board holds annexation hearing tonight

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | Comments Off

Reminder: Tonight's the Boundary Review Board public hearing on Burien's proposal to annex part of North Highline - it's at 7 pm at the Riverside Residences in Tukwila. More info ... Read more..

Microfinance as a way to develop White Center

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Businesses, development, Economy, Jobs, white center | 1 Comment »

Most people are aware that the greatest impediment to the start and development of the business is lack of capital.  Tradtionally, banks only lend money to people who already have ... Read more..

Update: Stolen schnoodle back home

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 Posted in Crime, White Center news | Comments Off

ORIGINAL SUNDAY REPORT: That's Payton the schnoodle, whose family lives just west of White Center along SW 104th. We told his story on West Seattle Blog earlier today - Dan ... Read more..

Looking for indoor fun? Rat City Rummage #2 is today!

Saturday, March 28th, 2009 Posted in Fun | Comments Off

(photo added Saturday afternoon) Noon-6 pm, old skating rink. More info here; our coverage of #1, with pix, is here. Read more..

The Curious Case of Amanda Knox: Analysis and Opinion by Ricardo A. Guarnero

Friday, March 27th, 2009 Posted in Crime, Miscellaneous, People, White Center news | 20 Comments »

Not since Mary Kay Letourneau titillated the tabloids with details of her ongoing romantic involvement with a teenage boy has the greater West Seattle area produced an internationally notorious celebrity ... Read more..

To annex or not to annex? More meetings set

Friday, March 27th, 2009 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | Comments Off

The city of Burien has sent out a list with both reminders and announcements of upcoming meetings regarding whether part of North Highline will be annexed, with a vote coming ... Read more..

Han’s German Deli

Friday, March 27th, 2009 Posted in Beverages, burien, Food, Not White Center but we're mentioning it anyway | 4 Comments »

Ok, so I have been a bit deliquent on my lunch reviews as of late. To be honest, I have not been eatin lunch out much. I get a bahn ... Read more..

Tonight: White Center Community Safety Coalition

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 Posted in Crime, white center community safety coalition | Comments Off

Come get updates on crime, safety, and other community issues in White Center and South Delridge tonight - the WC/SD Community Safety Coalition's monthly meeting is at 6 pm (free ... Read more..

From the state: Food benefits increase on April 1st

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 Posted in White Center news | Comments Off

Just received from the state: OLYMPIA -- Beginning April 1, many people currently receiving food assistance through Washington's food stamp program, Basic Food, will receive an increase in their monthly food benefits. The ... Read more..

Homeownership for the Community – Thursday, April 9th @ 6 p.m

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 Posted in development, Economy, housing, Real estate, white center | Comments Off

Homestead Community Land Trust (HCLT) will be holding a special Informational Session at the Greenbridge Library, 9720 8th Ave. S.W. on Thursday, April 9th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for ... Read more..

Spring Clean in the works: Join the team getting ready for it

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 Posted in How to Help, White Center Community Development Association | Comments Off

From Ian at White Center Community Development Association - an invitation to help plan a big springtime event: Community Partners and Friends! The White Center Community Development Association (White Center CDA) ... Read more..

Arrest after Top Hat car theft/kidnap scare

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 Posted in Crime | Comments Off

From the King County Sheriff's Office: The suspect who Sheriff's Office detectives believe stole a car with two toddlers strapped in to the back seat was arrested this afternoon shortly before ... Read more..

That Sunday morning helicopter

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 Posted in Crime, White Center news | Comments Off

From our partner site West Seattle Blog - both King County deputies and Seattle Police say what brought the chopper over the city/county line early Sunday was a fight, possibly ... Read more..

New Vietnamese Cafe in White Center

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 Posted in Businesses, white center | Comments Off

White Center has a new Vietnamese cafe.  P & T2 Cafe is located at 9835 16th Ave but the entrance is on the 17th Avenue side.  P&T, like Tam Than, ... Read more..

The Famous Breakfast Burrito Returns to Cafe Rozella

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 Posted in cafe rozella, Food, white center | 5 Comments »

As long time patrons of Cafe Rozella may remember, when we opened up (about four years ago) we featured a breakfast burrito (Greek and Mexican).  The burritos were universally praised ... Read more..

Planning next weekend? Check out Shorewood Christian School’s auction

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 Posted in How to Help, Shorewood | Comments Off

From just north of White Center, Hope Kerkof sends word that Shorewood Christian School's auction is almost here: Mark your calendars! This Saturday, March 28th at 5 pm, you won't want ... Read more..