Man who killed Mom (& White Center Blogger) Margaret Ryan pleads ‘Guilty’
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="150"] Margaret Ryan[/caption] Brodie Lamb, 44, plead 'Guilty' to second-degree murder on Friday (Jan. 23), for the stabbing death of his mother Margaret Ryan – who worked for The White Center Blog as a Writer/Salesperson. Lamb stabbed his mom 18 times in the neck after breaking down her door while intoxicated in Nov. 2012 (read our previous coverage here). This was a tragic murder that shattered the entire White Center community, including Margaret's former co-workers at this blog. Margaret was also very active in the community, and was well known. Her son Brodie, diagnosed with schizophrenia as well as substance-abuse issues, was originally ...
White Center Community Development Association Business Mixer is Jan. 28
The White Center Community Development Association will be hosting a business mixer on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the King County Sheriff's Storefront located at 9609 16th Ave SW. The featured speaker will be Marty Lyons, who will be hosting a seminar on lean management training for business owners. Marty’s background includes construction, manufacturing, engineering, aerospace, distribution and operations. He has been involved with lean manufacturing for fifteen years, with 20 years running his own specialty construction company. The training will cover the basics for understanding and recognizing waste in the workplace. Developing this basic understanding helps businesses ...
REMINDER: 10th annual Empty Bowls food bank fundraiser is 2 weeks away
Two weeks from today – on Friday, Jan. 30 – the Empty Bowls fundraiser will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary! Moshier potters have teamed up with Discover Burien and Burien Parks and Recreation to host Empty Bowls 2015. Empty Bowls events can be found around the country raising money to combat hunger in our communities. Potters have donated bowls to be filled with soup at this fun event…all are invited! The cost is a $15 minimum donation for adults, $10 minimum donation for children, and all proceeds will benefit the Highline & White Center Food Banks! Your donation will get you the opportunity to ...
Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of disclosure law
EDITOR'S NOTE: This report was updated on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 by Jack Mayne The Highline Citizens for Schools has filed a complaint with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission claiming the opponents to the narrowly-defeated bond issue failed to properly file as a political action committee, which it denies. The bond issue last November fell less than 1 percent short of passage, or by a margin of only 215 votes, failing to reach the state required 60 percent approval. Lois Schipper, president of the Highline Citizens for Schools, said in a telephone interview with The B-Town Blog on Monday (Jan. 12) that she had been ...
Burien City Council dumps any possible North Highline annexation
by Jack Mayne Probably the last possible avenue to any thought of Burien annexing White Center and North Boulevard Park was shut down by a one-vote margin at the Burien City Council meeting Monday night. The Council voted 4 – 3 Monday (Dec. 15) to remove from Burien’s Comprehensive Plan the Potential Annex Area (PAA) that would have permitted the city under state law to pursue the annexation despite residents of the North Highline Unincorporated Area soundly rejecting the proposed 2012 annexing to Burien. No Council member suggested any desire to annex the area, even those wanting to keep the designation. Earlier last Monday, the Seattle ...
Seattle Council OKs resolution on possible North Highline annexation
by Jack Mayne The Seattle City Council quickly and unanimously approved on Monday (Dec. 15) a so-called “placeholder” resolution that could result in a vote by residents of the North Highline Unincorporated Area as to whether or not to be annexed to Seattle. Council President Tim Burgess said it was a placeholder resolution because action was needed before the end of 2014 to safeguard the city’s access to a potential $5 million per year sales tax credit. That credit will expire on Dec. 31. The Seattle action means the city will retain access for the credit since it took action prior to ...
Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District
The Highline School District on Friday announced that the transition of 6th grade to middle school will be delayed at least one year. "Originally slated for fall 2015, the 6th grade move will occur no earlier than September 2016," the district said in a release. The district says that the change was made "in part as a response to parent concerns about sixth graders having to make two moves during middle school -- once to an interim site, and again to a new school facility. "The district plans to build two new middle schools to accommodate growing enrollment. The capital bond on last November's ballot ...
Six massage parlors in south end busted as fronts for prostitution
On Thursday (Dec. 4), detectives from numerous federal and local agencies served simultaneous search warrants at six businesses and four residences in Burien, unincorporated King County, Seattle, Kent and Snohomish County. This investigation started three months ago after complaints from citizens in the Burien area over activity at massage parlors in the city. Detectives were able to determine employees in these businesses were engaging acts of prostitution. Many of the workers at these businesses are exploited by the owners via excessive fees levied against them for rent and other charges. This results in the employees never being able to get out of ...
Margaret Ryan Brodie Lamb, 44, plead ‘Guilty’ to second-degree murder on Friday (Jan. 23), for the stabbing death of his mother Margaret Ryan – who worked for The White Center Blog as a... [Read more]
The White Center Community Development Association will be hosting a business mixer on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the King County Sheriff’s Storefront located at 9609 16th Ave SW. The... [Read more]Sponsored Post
WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, Jan. 24 – is a beautiful, modern designed home with city views! Impressive, tasteful finishes... [Read more]
4Culture will be holding a free workshop on how to get grants at the White Center Library on Wednesday, Feb. 4. This is one of many upcoming workshops being held in the Puget Sound area. “4Culture... [Read more]
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Two weeks from today – on Friday, Jan. 30 – the Empty Bowls fundraiser will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary! Moshier potters have teamed up with Discover Burien and Burien Parks and Recreation... [Read more]Sponsored Post
WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, Jan. 17 (you won’t miss the big game!) – is an absolutely gorgeous 2002 Craftsman... [Read more]
Join Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board members for an open public dialog about the levy and bond measures on the February ballot and general district finances. Attendees... [Read more]
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Families, community members, and staff are encouraged to attend upcoming community meetings about Highline Public Schools’ proposed levy and bond measures on the Feb. 10 ballot. Renewal of an Educational... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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