School is starting; slow down at crosswalks if you don’t want to be cited

September 3rd, 2009 Ricardo Posted in Boulevard Park, Schools, White Center Comments Off on School is starting; slow down at crosswalks if you don’t want to be cited

Although Seattle’s schools don’t start until next week, Holy Family on Roxbury Avenue at 20th SW has already started.  There is a crosswalk, right in front of the school, on the very busy Roxbury Avenue.  Problem is, that most days, drivers are whizzing along well above the speed limit, never mind the cross-walk limit.  Be warned that this crosswalk is ALWAYS, and I mean always, manned by police.  And the cross-walk is at the crest of a hill, making it less noticeable.  Our advice, slow down at all crosswalks, since SPD and other law enforcement are going to be vigorously enforcing the speed limit at school crossings.  Besides, kids are using these crosswalks and need I say more.  Be safe and be smart.

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Port candidates’ forum this afternoon in Boulevard Park

August 9th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Boulevard Park, Election, Politics Comments Off on Port candidates’ forum this afternoon in Boulevard Park

Sorry we didn’t see this sooner, but there’s still time to get there:

Sunday, Aug. 9th
2:00 PM
12424 – 12th Ave S, 98168, Boulevard Park

The Boulevard Park Community,
in Conjunction with the Boulevard Park Chapter of ACORN, is hosting

Port of Seattle Commissioner Candidates Forum

Hear and Meet the Candidates – Experience Grassroots Democracy

Candidates accepting the invitation:

Position No. 1:
John Creighton

Position No. 3:
Rob Holland
Al Yuen

Position No. 4:
Tom Albro
Max Vekich

Also attending, but not formally speaking:
Candidates for King County Executive:
Dow Constantine and Ross Hunter

Various other community candidates and special interest groups are expected to attend, as well.

This is a “down home”, informal event in the backyard of a Boulevard Park neighbor.

There will be grilled hot dogs with pop and chips. We are asking for donations to help with costs.

This is a residential neighborhood and parking is limited. Please carpool and plan on walking a ways. Please do not block driveways.

Seating is also limited. To assure a seat, please bring a lawn chair.

Bring questions!

This is not an endorsement of any candidate, but an informational event to help voters make informed choices on their ballots.

We are looking forward to a very interesting afternoon

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North Highline Unincorporated Area Council report #1: Crime update

August 7th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Boulevard Park, Crime, North Highline UAC, Top Hat, White Center news Comments Off on North Highline Unincorporated Area Council report #1: Crime update

First of three reports from last night’s North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting:

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hancock briefed the group on crime in its coverage area over the preceding six weeks, late June through early August. While what he discussed comprised a somewhat-long list, as he summarized at the end, “A few years ago, this would have been a weekend recap – what in this case happened over (a month and a half).” He also took pains to point out that only one of the violent incidents was truly random. Note: Since the group oversees areas beyond White Center, his overview included those other areas too.

Toplines: 3 rapes, one involving a child (he indicated a suspect had been arrested). One armed robbery – “Five girls asked the victim, at Albertson’s, if they could have a ride. They held him up at knifepoint and took all his electronics and cash.” Six felony assaults, including a stabbing at a “homeless camp” and a “large fight disturbance at the Roxbury/15th bus stop.” Two shootings in which nobody was hit – described as gangs exchanging gunfire – one near the Bernie and Boys Market at 112th/1st (map), and Deputy Hancock says that one resulted in an arrest. The one “random normal person who was a victim,” as Deputy Hancock put it, incident was a mugging at South 96th/8th Ave So (map). The other violent incidents, he repeated, involved “people … in dangerous lifestyles – it’s not like you or I are going to the grocery store and people are shooting at us.”

A few more numbers: 36 4th-degree assaults, “mostly domestic violence,” though one involved an upset bar patron throwing a pot full of coffee. 3 commercial burglaries. 15 residential burglaries, 15 shoplifting cases, 12 shoplifting incidents, 12 vehicle thefts, 19 car prowls. He also recounted a story told at the last White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition meeting – about a frequently arrested homeless man who OD’d at 98th/15th and was brought back to life, recovering well enough that “we arrested him for the 10th time three days later.” 2 more updates from NHUAC, later today.

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Sheriff’s Office seeks help solving Boulevard Park home invasion

March 4th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Boulevard Park, Crime, White Center news Comments Off on Sheriff’s Office seeks help solving Boulevard Park home invasion

From Sgt. John Urquhart at King County Sheriff’s Office:

On March 3, 2009 at about 8.30 PM a home located in the 11000 block of 8th Ave S was invaded and robbed by three armed suspects. The suspects ransacked the house while holding the occupants at gunpoint. The preliminary investigation indicates the suspects were after money and drugs. They left in what was described as a tan newer Cadillac taking with them an undetermined amount of cash, 2 shotguns and other property. The suspects are described as a white male and 2 Hispanic males all in their mid to late twenties. They were wearing black stocking hats, black sweatshirts and dark jeans. The suspects were all armed with handguns.
Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with any information that might assist them with their investigation.

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