Archive for November, 2010

Update: Student arrested after White Center school gun report determined ‘hoax’

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Posted in Crime, King County Sheriff's Office, Schools, White Center news | 5 Comments »

An update on this morning's lockdown at local schools during a search for a possible gun on campus. King County Sheriff's Office Sgt. John Urquhart just sent word that it ... Read more..

Will Unincorporated Area Councils survive the new budget? Discussion part of Thursday’s agenda

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Posted in North Highline UAC, White Center news | Comments Off

As we reported two weeks ago, next year's county budget includes cuts and directives that raise questions about the future of King County's Unincorporated Area Councils, including North Highline. They're ... Read more..

Update: White Center schools’ lockdown, search turned up nothing

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Posted in safety, Schools, White Center news | Comments Off

According to this KIRO TV report, officers checking for a possible gun on campus have led to a lockdown at Evergreen High School and Cascade Middle School. No report of ... Read more..

More holiday fun in White Center this weekend: Festivus

Monday, November 29th, 2010 Posted in Holidays, How to Help, White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news | Comments Off

If you remember "Seinfeld" - or maybe even if you don't - you know about the spoofy holiday "Festivus, for the rest of us." This Saturday in White Center, you ... Read more..

Ultimate Frisbee pickup game starting Wednesday in White Center

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 Posted in Sports, Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center news | Comments Off

Just posted in the forums for our partner site West Seattle Blog - a new Ultimate Frisbee pickup game, Wednesdays at 6 pm, Steve Cox Memorial Park. Check out the ... Read more..

Happy Thanksgiving! Time to look ahead: White Center Library Guild’s bazaar

Thursday, November 25th, 2010 Posted in Holidays, Libraries, White Center news | Comments Off

Coming up one week from Saturday! Read more..

White Center’s new County Councilmember takes office

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 Posted in King County, Politics, White Center news | Comments Off

As of this afternoon, Joe McDermott is the newest member of the King County Council, representing District 8, which includes White Center, West Seattle (and a few other swaths of ... Read more..

White Center snow/ice: Wednesday information on schools, buses

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 Posted in Transportation, Weather, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Though we haven't had any new snow in the past 24-plus hours, everyone's still in snow/ice mode for one more day, because of the way-below-freezing temperatures. Metro's again on snow ... Read more..

White Center Food Bank needs volunteer help today

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 Posted in How to Help, Volunteering, White Center Food Bank, White Center news | Comments Off

From Audrey at White Center Food Bank: Because of the weather, we could use a few volunteers for the 9:30-12:30 and 12:30-3:30 shifts handing out food to clients. I don't ... Read more..

White Center snow: Tuesday information on schools, buses

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 Posted in Schools, Weather, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Highline Public Schools are now CLOSED for Tuesday. Also, Metro will be on snow routes again, but is already warning that they will not be able to run all routes ... Read more..

White Center Weather Watch: Snowy Monday

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 Posted in White Center news | 1 Comment »

EVENING UPDATE: Metro buses remain on snow routes. Trouble on many roads. Bridges, freeways all bollixed up all over. 1st Avenue South Bridge is having trouble. Sea-Tac is on a ... Read more..

White Center Weather Watch: Metro on snow routes Monday

Sunday, November 21st, 2010 Posted in Weather, White Center news | Comments Off

Even though the roads are bare and dry now, Metro is taking no chances, and it'll start the day Monday with snow routing in all areas. What happens from there? ... Read more..

White Center Art Walk tonight!

Saturday, November 20th, 2010 Posted in Arts, White Center for the Arts, White Center news | Comments Off

This time around, you can get all the details on the White Center Art Walk by going straight to its official website - here's the list of eight participating businesses ... Read more..

Update: New county budget calls for studying the possibility of ending Unincorporated Area Councils

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 Posted in King County, North Highline UAC, White Center news | Comments Off

As noted here earlier today, questions have been going around regarding the new King County Budget and its effect on Unincorporated Area Councils, including the North Highline UAC, which represents ... Read more..

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr’s view of budget effects on areas like ours

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 Posted in King County Sheriff's Office, White Center news | Comments Off

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr called a last-minute "media availability" at midmorning today - not with enough notice for us to be here - but her office has sent a ... Read more..

Happening now: King County Executive Dow Constantine on KUOW

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 Posted in North Highline UAC, White Center news | Comments Off

Just discovered that KC Executive Dow Constantine is live on KUOW Radio right now (94.9 FM or listen online at kuow.org if you are not near a radio) and was ... Read more..

Need a flu shot but having trouble affording one? Clinic this weekend

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 Posted in Health, White Center news | Comments Off

The county has just announced two free flu-shot clinics this weekend - and if you can get to Des Moines, the closest one is there: Free flu vaccine clinic this weekend Excellent ... Read more..

How you can help White Center Food Bank this holiday season

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 Posted in How to Help, Volunteering, White Center Food Bank | Comments Off

From Audrey at White Center Food Bank (we're still checking on what food they need): The White Center Food Bank needs volunteers to help hand out holiday food the following shifts Mon., ... Read more..

White Center weather: Thousands out of power in the area

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 Posted in utilities, Weather, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Still got power? Thousands of people don't, in Shorewood, parts of White Center, and Burien - Seattle City Light has more than 17,000 homes and businesses without power around its ... Read more..

King County budget approved one week earlier than expected

Monday, November 15th, 2010 Posted in Election, Politics, White Center news | Comments Off

While the King County Council wasn't expected to take a final budget vote until next Monday - they did it today. Here's the official news release with the announcement: The Metropolitan ... Read more..