Archive for February, 2014

Second meeting about SW Roxbury safety: Tonight in West Seattle

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 Posted in safety, Transportation, White Center news | Comments Off on Second meeting about SW Roxbury safety: Tonight in West Seattle

The first meeting was in White Center, and now the second big meeting about the in-the-works safety project for SW Roxbury is happening on the West Seattle side of the ... Read more..

Need home repairs? Come to Habitat for Humanity’s White Center info meeting on Wednesday

Monday, February 24th, 2014 Posted in housing, White Center news | Comments Off on Need home repairs? Come to Habitat for Humanity’s White Center info meeting on Wednesday

Need help affording home repairs? This might be for you: Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is providing home repairs to a limited number of White Center residents through its White Center ... Read more..

One more chance to sign up for Southwest Little League: Wednesday

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 Posted in Sports, White Center news | Comments Off on One more chance to sign up for Southwest Little League: Wednesday

This Wednesday is the third and final signup session this season for Southwest Little League: Steve Cox Memorial Park on Wednesday, February 26th, from 5 pm to 7 pm. From ... Read more..

Democratic caucuses in White Center on March 9th: ‘First step’ toward 2016

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 Posted in Politics, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Two weeks from tomorrow - the afternoon of Sunday, March 9th - the 34th (Legislative) District Democrats' caucuses will happen at the Evergreen campus in White Center. Here's the official ... Read more..

Power outage east and south of White Center, blamed on tree

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 Posted in boulevard park, utilities, White Center news | Comments Off on Power outage east and south of White Center, blamed on tree

(7:07 am screengrab of City Light map showing where the outage is affecting homes/businesses) Seattle City Light has more than 7,000 homes/businesses out of power this morning, mostly to the east ... Read more..

In case you were wondering: Why sheriff’s deputies were in 2nd/108th area this morning

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 Posted in King County Sheriff's Office, White Center news | Comments Off on In case you were wondering: Why sheriff’s deputies were in 2nd/108th area this morning

We got a few questions about a sizable King County Sheriff's Office presence around 2nd/108th this morning, and checked with KCSO spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West. She says it was related ... Read more..

Early-morning crash at Roxbury/Olson

Sunday, February 16th, 2014 Posted in safety, White Center news | Comments Off on Early-morning crash at Roxbury/Olson

The Olson/1st Ave. hill to/from Highway 509 at the east end of SW Roxbury is open again after an hour-plus shutdown following a one-car crash. (First two photos courtesy Jason) According to ... Read more..

Making SW Roxbury safer: Come talk about it tonight in Greenbridge

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 Posted in safety, Traffic, Transportation, White Center news | Comments Off on Making SW Roxbury safer: Come talk about it tonight in Greenbridge

A project to make SW Roxbury safer is finally becoming reality, after White Center and West Seattle community leaders, including the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council and (just over the ... Read more..

Video: Litter, weeds, crime briefing, more @ North Highline Unincorporated Area Council

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 Posted in North Highline UAC, White Center news | 5 Comments »

In case you couldn't make it, we recorded video of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting last Thursday. Here's what you'll see: *Discussion of litter problems by Marcia Wollam and ... Read more..

Followup: Seattle City Council passes resolution to seek South Park annexation vote, continue North Highline ‘potential future annexation … discussions’

Monday, February 10th, 2014 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | Comments Off on Followup: Seattle City Council passes resolution to seek South Park annexation vote, continue North Highline ‘potential future annexation … discussions’

Following up on our report last week - the Seattle City Council approved the resolution a committee had OK'd last week, seeking to annex two unincorporated areas in South Park, ... Read more..

Video: King County Executive Dow Constantine gives ‘State of the County’ speech at White Center Heights Elementary

Monday, February 10th, 2014 Posted in King County, White Center news | 5 Comments »

1:05 PM: Just added the top photo (that's Councilmember Larry Phillips at left), courtesy of the KCE staff - and here's the full-speech text. ORIGINAL REPORT, 11:34 AM: Here's the State ... Read more..

White Center snow: Sunday meltdown edition

Sunday, February 9th, 2014 Posted in Weather, White Center news | Comments Off on White Center snow: Sunday meltdown edition

Snow's over - except for possibly a flurry - and the meltdown's on. Thanks to those who sent photos; we'll be adding a few more. Also, we discovered King County ... Read more..

White Center Weather Watch: Saturday night snow!

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Posted in Weather, White Center news | Comments Off on White Center Weather Watch: Saturday night snow!

(Live traffic cam from 16th/107th) 7:32 PM: It's been an hour and a half now since snow moved into the south end of the metro area - and there's no sign ... Read more..

King County Executive to present ‘State of The County’ speech in White Center

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in King County, White Center news | Comments Off on King County Executive to present ‘State of The County’ speech in White Center

Just announced by King County Executive Dow Constantine's office: For the first time ever, a King County Executive will deliver the State of the County address in one of the county's ... Read more..

Update: Fire hits 20th SW home for second time in five years

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in fire, White Center news | Comments Off on Update: Fire hits 20th SW home for second time in five years

12:33 PM: Thanks to another tipster who called to report a sighting of fire and aid units. Driving around, we have found them on 20th SW, north of SW 102nd. ... Read more..

Update: Fire at business building on 14th SW

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in fire, White Center news | Comments Off on Update: Fire at business building on 14th SW

10:21 AM: Thanks to Amanda (who also shared the photo) and Nancy for the tip - North Highline fire units are in the 10000 block of 14th SW (map) at ... Read more..

Video: Annexation discussion at Seattle City Council committee

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | Comments Off on Video: Annexation discussion at Seattle City Council committee

That's the video of today's Seattle City Council Education and Governance Committee meeting. The annexation discussion didn't come up until roughly the last half-hour, and there were some interesting revelations. ... Read more..

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council to hear from Weed Warriors on Thursday (no, not THAT kind of ‘weed’)

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 Posted in Gardening, North Highline UAC, White Center news | Comments Off on North Highline Unincorporated Area Council to hear from Weed Warriors on Thursday (no, not THAT kind of ‘weed’)

This Thursday, it's time for the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council's next meeting. President Barbara Dobkin shares the preview: North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting When: 7 pm Thursday, February 6 ... Read more..

Update: Fire at White Center apartment building, 1 person hurt

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 Posted in fire, White Center news | Comments Off on Update: Fire at White Center apartment building, 1 person hurt

(Photos by WCN's Patrick Sand) 9:04 AM: We're on our way to check out a fire response at the Windemere Estates apartment building on 16th SW just south of SW 107th. ... Read more..