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VIDEO: ‘Goodbye Viaduct,’ A Video Love Letter By Scott Schaefer

VIDEO: ‘Goodbye Viaduct,’ A Video Love Letter By Scott Schaefer

BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer found time to affix a GoPro HD camera to the B-Town Blogmobile and drive on the Alaskan Way Viaduct recently, and he used that footage to create this ‘Goodbye... [Read more]

Burien Council hears citizen concerns about homelessness

Burien Council hears citizen concerns about homelessness

Several Burien citizens told City Council members Monday night about their concerns over increased homeless people in the city, partly brought on by problems around Annex Park a few weeks ago…

Sponsors kick-off the 2014 Burien Brat Trot at Tin Room Bar & Theater

Sponsors kick-off the 2014 Burien Brat Trot at Tin Room Bar & Theater

A kick-off party was recently held at the Tin Room Bar for Sponsors of this year’s Brat Trot – coming up Sunday, Oct. 5 – with this year looking to be perhaps the best one yet…

PHOTOS: Ribbon cut Friday at restored Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Ribbon cut Friday at restored Seahurst Park Beach

Under clear blue – but blustery – skies on Friday, numerous dignitaries gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently-restored Seahurst Park Beach in Burien…

Property owner fined nearly $8,000 by City of Burien for code violations

Property owner fined nearly $8,000 by City of Burien for code violations

by Jack Mayne At the August 4 Burien City Council meeting, Angela Cheng, owner of Dragon Pearl Restaurant, told Council members she has owned the business in Burien for 38 years –– “never a violation,”... [Read more]

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

Kamuron Gurol has been on the job as Burien’s new city manager for only four months, yet this has afforded him more than enough time to become bullish on the city’s future…

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

The City of Burien on Thursday (Aug. 21) issued a statement about an ongoing homeless problem in Annex Park, which is located at SW 146th and 4th Ave SW…

Burien City Council considers when a tree is ‘significant’ at Monday night session

Burien City Council considers when a tree is ‘significant’ at Monday night session

BEFORE: This tall, historic Sequoia tree located on a lot on SW 160th may have been over 100 years old, but that didn’t prevent it from being cut down on April 28, 2014. AFTER: The tree was cut down... [Read more]

Lawsuit against contractor now likely over needed repairs to new Fire Station

Lawsuit against contractor now likely over needed repairs to new Fire Station

Almost two years after its completion, Burien’s brand new Fire Station still sits empty due to construction problems. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Burien Fire Chief Mike Marrs. by Ralph Nichols The clock... [Read more]

Jerry Robinson, Publisher of the Highline Times, has passed away

Jerry Robinson, Publisher of the Highline Times, has passed away

According to a post on the West Seattle Herald website, Highline Times Publisher Jerry Robinson passed away on Monday, May 26. Robinson, who was born in 1920, was 94…

Demolition begins at old Herr site for new pharmacy; historic Sequoia to be cut

Demolition begins at old Herr site for new pharmacy; historic Sequoia to be cut

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Demolition has begun at the old Herr Lumber/King Buffet lots on SW 160th near First Ave South for a new, 16,882 square foot CVS Pharmacy. The main building of the new... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: New ‘La Parrilla Mexicana’ restaurant opens in downtown Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: New ‘La Parrilla Mexicana’ restaurant opens in downtown Burien

A new restaurant has opened in downtown Burien – ‘La Parrilla Mexicana’ – located on the side of 626 SW 152nd Street, across the parking lot from Bikram Yoga. The name translates roughly... [Read more]

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School, located at 1010 South 146th Street in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). Built in/around 1960 and closed as a school in... [Read more]

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline cities have weathered the recession and now their economic futures look bright, mayors of four area cities told members of the Southwest King County... [Read more]

An exclusive interview with Cove to Clover Creator/Organizer John Nelson

An exclusive interview with Cove to Clover Creator/Organizer John Nelson

Area resident John Nelson first created the now-iconic ‘Cove to Clover’ 5k fundraiser race in 2009, and this year the 6th annual race will be held on Sunday, March 16, with a Pub Crawl on Friday night, March 14…

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

An Osprey sits in its nest on a cell phone tower near SR-509 in 2011. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Go Seahawks! But this time, we mean Ospreys, as well as other “real” birds we see around B-Town! We... [Read more]

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be flying into the Dottie Harper building from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and all are invited…

Crash sends bus into building Sunday, injuring 3; here’s an eyewitness account

Crash sends bus into building Sunday, injuring 3; here’s an eyewitness account

An accident between a charter bus and an SUV resulted in three injuries as well as the bus crashing into a building near the intersection of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th in Burien Sunday night…

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

A Metro bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of SW 156th Street and 4th Ave SW in Burien Friday night around 6:20 p.m. Police say that Metro Route 166…

Lucy Krakowiak selected as Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting

Lucy Krakowiak selected as Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting

Longtime councilmember Lucy Krakowiak was unanimously selected as the new Mayor for Burien at Monday night’s city council session, while Bob Edgar was selected as Deputy Mayor…

Donut-shaped sculpture ‘Taurus’ at Seahurst Park removed, to be destroyed

Donut-shaped sculpture ‘Taurus’ at Seahurst Park removed, to be destroyed

As we first reported Thursday, Dec. 5, the donut-shaped (or innertube-shaped depending on your age) sculpture ‘Taurus,’ designed by Thomas Lindsey and in place at Burien’s Seahurst Park since 1977, has been removed…

King Conservation District Grant to fund replacement of Eagle Landing stairs


King Conservation District Grant to fund replacement of Eagle Landing stairs


The damaged stairs at Eagle Landing Park in Feb., 2013. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The King Conservation District Board has approved a grant for $12,300 to support Burien Parks replacement of the chronically... [Read more]

A tale of two new Fire Stations – one about to open, the other still delayed

A tale of two new Fire Stations – one about to open, the other still delayed

A tale of two fire stations is playing out in Burien and Normandy Park. One new station serving King County Fire District No. 2 is expected to become operational today (Monday, Nov. 4)…

VIDEO: Did you run in the Brat Trot 5K? Find yourself in our starting line video!

VIDEO: Did you run in the Brat Trot 5K? Find yourself in our starting line video!

Over 1,500 registered and at least 981 finished the 5th annual Burien Brat Trot 5K last Sunday (we’re proud to be an originating Sponsor, on board since the beginning), with many of those running... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Empty storefronts starting to fill as businesses move into Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: Empty storefronts starting to fill as businesses move into Burien

Empty storefronts in Burien – and their impact on local business activity and city tax revenues – have been a major source of concern since the start of the “great recession” five years ago…

Carnival Days opens, runs through Sunday just north of Burien Town Square

Carnival Days opens, runs through Sunday just north of Burien Town Square

Discover Burien’s Carnival Days opened Thursday (June 13) at 3 p.m., and runs through Sunday during the annual Wild Strawberry Festival near Burien Town Square Park…