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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]

With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Michael Brunk It all started with this little note I posted on a board at the ‘Economic Development Dialog’ meeting hosted by the City of Burien on Sept.... [Read more]

Ribbon cut for NERA Stormwater Facility & Miller Creek Greenway Enhancement

Ribbon cut for NERA Stormwater Facility & Miller Creek Greenway Enhancement

Stephanie Bowman, Port of Seattle Commission Co-President, cuts the ribbon with Mayor Lucy Krakowiak. Click image to see animation of the ribbon cutting. Photos by Scott Schaefer The City of Burien, in... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Construction Bond election will be in 2016

Next Highline Public Schools Construction Bond election will be in 2016

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline Public School officials anticipate placing a new construction bond issue on the ballot next year, superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield recently... [Read more]

‘Bring Humanity Back to Burien’ chant demonstrators during Friday march

‘Bring Humanity Back to Burien’ chant demonstrators during Friday march

Story by Jack Mayne Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer Chanting “stand fast and fight” and brandishing printed and scrawled signs proclaiming “People Matter” and “Bring Human Rights Back... [Read more]

Highline School Board seeking candidates for District 3 open seat

Highline School Board seeking candidates for District 3 open seat

After the resignation of Susan Goding, the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors is soliciting candidates to fill the position of Director District 3…

Burien City Council hears raucous protest over its ‘trespass’ ordinances Monday

Burien City Council hears raucous protest over its ‘trespass’ ordinances Monday

It was a noisy and unusual Monday night (Feb. 23), as the Burien’s City Council heard loud arguments and heated discussions over a piece of legislation opponents say makes homelessness a crime in the city…

Burien dogs bark their thanks, give $15,000 to city at council meeting

Burien dogs bark their thanks, give $15,000 to city at council meeting

Photo courtesy City of Burien. by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council went to the dogs again Monday night (Feb. 2) when Kellie Bassen, chair of the B-Town Dog Owners Group (D.O.G.) gave the city a $15,000... [Read more]

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

Below is raw audio of Thursday night’s (Jan. 22) Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall meeting, held from 6- 7:30 p.m. at the Highline High School Library. Between 50-60 people were in attendance... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline Public Schools Town Hall Meeting will be Thurs., Jan. 22

REMINDER: Highline Public Schools Town Hall Meeting will be Thurs., Jan. 22

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board members will be on hand Thursday, Jan. 22 for an open public dialog about the levy and bond measures…

Pennsylvania man charged with homicide after fatal car crash on Ambaum Nov. 21

Pennsylvania man charged with homicide after fatal car crash on Ambaum Nov. 21

A makeshift memorial marks the spot where Peter Vandervelde was killed by a DUI driver in Burien on Nov. 21. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne A Pittsburg man has been charged with vehicular homicide... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Around 80 brave the 2015 Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Around 80 brave the 2015 Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

Under gorgeous, crystal blue skies on a crisp 37-degree New Year’s Day, a record crowd of around 80 people braved the chilly waters of Puget Sound as they rang in 2015 at the annual Three Tree Point... [Read more]

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

After a very tense four+-hour stand-off, the King County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man at Big 5 Sporting Goods on SW 148th Street Tuesday morning (Dec. 2) after he apparently rammed his vehicle... [Read more]

A new Eagle (carving) has landed in Burien’s Eagle Landing Park

A new Eagle (carving) has landed in Burien’s Eagle Landing Park

A new Eagle will stand guard at Burien’s Eagle Landing Park. On Monday afternoon (Nov. 10), a new wooden Eagle sculpture – carved by Artist Jack McEntire – was installed in the parking lot of... [Read more]

Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood

Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood

The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will next screen at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The movie recently won “Audience... [Read more]

Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests

Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests

Two films made by Burien filmmakers will be screening at upcoming film festivals in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. The alien abduction thriller feature “The Device,” Directed by Burien resident Jeremy Berg,... [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]