Archive for August, 2011

Bank of America says Village Green Perennial Nursery’s Vera Johnson will get mortgage modification

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 Posted in Businesses, White Center news | Comments Off

(WCN/WSB video added 7:20 pm) (Cross-posted from partner site West Seattle Blog at 3:27 pm): Looks like tonight's support rally will turn into a victory celebration. Just received from Bank of ... Read more..

Looks like White Center will get its storefront sheriff’s deputy back

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 Posted in King County Sheriff's Office, White Center news | 9 Comments »

Just talked with King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, following county leaders' announcement today of a new plan to fight gang violence. As part of the plan, Councilmember McDermott says, they ... Read more..

Update: Emergency moratorium on dance/entertainment clubs wins unanimous County Council approval

Monday, August 29th, 2011 Posted in King County, White Center news | 4 Comments »

2:26 PM: We're at the King County Courthouse, where we've just talked with County Councilmember Joe McDermott, minutes after his fellow councilmembers unanimously approved his proposed emergency moratorium on dance/entertainment ... Read more..

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council hopes to see you Thursday

Monday, August 29th, 2011 Posted in North Highline UAC, White Center news | Comments Off

Having trouble believing September's almost here? Here's another reminder - the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council's agenda for its September meeting, coming up this Thursday (which is the first day ... Read more..

Let the construction begin! Groundbreaking for Technology Access Foundation’s ‘Bethaday Community Learning Space’ in White Center

Saturday, August 27th, 2011 Posted in Education, Lakewood Park, White Center news | 2 Comments »

(From left: Dow Constantine, King County Executive; Miya McClain, TAF Alum; Biruk Araya, TechStart Student; Trish Millines Dziko, TAF Executive Director; Ken Birdwell, Valve Philanthropist; Joe McDermott, 8th District King ... Read more..

White Center Community Safety Coalition: Restore-the-deputy petition update; closer look at nearby schools; more

Friday, August 26th, 2011 Posted in Crime, safety, white center community safety coalition, White Center news | 1 Comment »

By Tracy Record Editor/co-publisher, White Center Now and West Seattle Blog After two months of gathering petition signatures urging the King County Sheriff's Office to restore a White Center-dedicated deputy, leaders of ... Read more..

Happening in White Center today/tonight

Friday, August 26th, 2011 Posted in Miscellaneous, White Center news | Comments Off

Two events to share: (Photo added 1:36 pm - thanks, Trina!) *Right now (10:45 am Friday), according to the "RIP Sweetheart" Facebook page, a fundraising car wash is under way to accept ... Read more..

County Councilmember McDermott proposes moratorium on new dance clubs in White Center/North Highline

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 Posted in King County, White Center news | 1 Comment »

White Center's King County Councilmember Joe McDermott says he's just introduced a proposal that could in effect put the proposed Club Reventón - in the ex-Club Evo site - on ... Read more..

White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition meets tonight

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 Posted in Crime, safety, white center community safety coalition, White Center news | Comments Off

A lot to talk about as the White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition meets tonight (6 pm, the former St. James Church at 9421 18th SW). It's been nine days ... Read more..

Paving in downtown White Center: Next round starts Friday

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 Posted in Transportation, White Center news | Comments Off

If you haven't noticed already, road work is under way on 16th SW in White Center, and Mark Ufkes from the WC Chamber of Commerce is getting out the word ... Read more..

‘Gang war in South King County’: Law enforcers brief councilmembers

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 Posted in Crime, White Center news | 19 Comments »

At the county courthouse this afternoon, leaders from the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and King County Sheriff's Office were part of a briefing about what no one seems to ... Read more..

Ex-Club Evo site seeking licenses as ‘Club Reventon’; partner also opening East Marginal Way club

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 Posted in Businesses, White Center news | 6 Comments »

The two men who stood before the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council last month and reaffirmed their intention to open a new business in what was Club Evo appear to ... Read more..

Burien City Council work session tonight on annexation report

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | Comments Off

Tonight (Monday 8/22) at 7 at Burien City Hall, it's the Burien City Council's special work session about the new report on the potential financial effects of Burien annexing most ... Read more..

Video: Live-ly White Center Art Walk, August 2011 edition

Saturday, August 20th, 2011 Posted in Arts, Video, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Live music and live art made this a live-ly night in White Center, for the August edition of the WC Art Walk. WCN contributor Deanie Schwarz got five of the ... Read more..

Warmest day of the year arrives just in time for Hicks Lake barbecue

Saturday, August 20th, 2011 Posted in Hicks Lake, North Highline Fire District, North Highline UAC, White Center news | Comments Off

(Photos by Deanie Schwarz for WCN) Big summer for Gloria and Art Peters, photographed this afternoon at the Hicks Lake barbecue in White Center. They were grand marshals of the West ... Read more..

Today/tonight in White Center: Five, count ‘em five, events

Saturday, August 20th, 2011 Posted in Miscellaneous, White Center news | 3 Comments »

Looking for an example of this community's spirit and resiliency? Note the FIVE major events scheduled for today - as announced by Nhan Nguyen, who by the way has just ... Read more..

Anthony Haroldlee Smith now charged with second-degree murder in White Center shooting

Friday, August 19th, 2011 Posted in White Center news | 8 Comments »

The suspect arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of 23-year-old Sweetheart Failautusi is now charged with murder. From the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office: A charge of Murder Second ... Read more..

Got a bike? ‘Tunes and Tune-Ups’ on the way to Greenbridge next week

Friday, August 19th, 2011 Posted in Arts, Greenbridge, sustainability, Transportation, White Center news | Comments Off

Big event at Greenbridge next Wednesday! Want to have a more cycle-centric White Center and South Park? We do too! Many organizations partnered to plan this FREE event for families ... Read more..

White Center murder suspect’s bail set at $1 million

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 Posted in Crime, White Center news | Comments Off

Gang rivalry is alleged to have sparked the fight that led to the deadly Tuesday shooting of 23-year-old Sweetheart Failautusi in White Center. That's according to documents released by prosecutors ... Read more..

Merger creates the brand-new organization White Center Arts

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 Posted in Arts, White Center news | Comments Off

Just out of the inbox: White Center has always had a wealth of arts and cultural activities. The newly formed, WHITE CENTER ARTS, the merger of two organizations - White Center ... Read more..