WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday – is a completely updated large 5 bedroom in Gregory Heights!

It’s got hardwood floors on the main level and new carpeting on the lower level.

The kitchen and baths have been elegantly remodeled and all rooms newly painted.

Spacious rec room opens out to the serene fenced back yard.

Bonus room available for crafts, projects, gear… whatever you need.

Close to Gregory Heights community pool.

This home is move in ready, the work has all been done!

Here are some pics (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 22: 1 – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23:, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 1938 SW 166th Street, Burien, WA 98166

INFO:

  • List Price: $425,000
  • MLS Number: 700749
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1955
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,060
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,920

Site Features:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • Outbuildings

Marketing remarks:

Completely updated large 5 bedroom in Gregory Heights!

Hardwood floors on the main level, new carpeting on the lower level.

Kitchen and baths have been elegantly remodeled and all rooms newly painted. Spacious rec room opens out to the serene fenced back yard.

Bonus room available for crafts, projects, gear… whatever you need.

Close to Gregory Heights community pool.

This home is move in ready, the work has all been done!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses.

Children’s Author Sid Shapira recently visited Advertiser West Seattle Montessori.

“West Seattle Montessori had a wonderful visit from Author Sid Shapira and his dog Danny. A wonderful story of a dog finding his forever home.”

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Danny Dog the Book
A heartwarming story

Danny and his new daddy have teamed up to write a children’s book, Danny Dog – A rescue dog finds his forever home, about the experiences of a dog searching for his forever home.

It’s the heartwarming story of a little dog found on the street, taken in by a rescue organization, waiting to be adopted and, finally, experiencing the joy of finding his forever home.

Danny Dog – A rescue dog finds his forever home also illustrates the key role pet rescue organizations play in giving pets a second chance and a forever home.

A portion of the profit from this book will be donated to organizations such as Emerald City Pet Rescue, the organization that rescued Danny, to help these nonprofits continue their outstanding work in the communities they serve.

Please feel free to read more here: http://dannyrescuedog.com/about/

West Seattle Montessori School is located at 11215 15th Ave SW.

For more information, visit www.westseattlemontessori.com, or call 206.935.0427.

Also, be sure to “Like” them on Facebook here.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a juvenile male – just 13-years old – was arrested on Friday, Nov. 14 for suspected commercial burglary in White Center.

He was booked into the Youth Center for investigation of burglary and possession of stolen property.

“It’s unknown if he has any connection to the other commercial burglaries in the White Center area,” Sgt. DB Gates told The White Center Blog.

Early next week the detective will send the case to the prosecutor’s office for potential filing of charges.

Here are some relevant Tweets sent out by KCSO:

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Nov. 16, is an amazing 4-bedroom view home in Des Moines!

This modern lifestyle home has breathtaking, westerly Puget Sound and island views.

Refined and artfully appointed interiors of the highest quality blend with the latest in high technology.

Walls of Venetian plaster and sandstone, with many art gallery-quality etched, leaded and stained glass windows and spectacular chandeliers adorn luxurious interior spaces with soft contours and colors.

Walls of windows & French doors draw in private, spectacular views above Saltwater State Park, all located seconds from Saltys at Redondo Beach!

Here are some pics (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 16, from 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 848 S. 260th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,150,000
  • MLS Number: 696482
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.25
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,390
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,262

Site Features:

  • Wine Cellar
  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Jetted/Soaking Tub
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Marketing remarks:

Modern lifestyle with breathtaking Westerly Puget Sound & island views!

Refined and artfully appointed interiors of the highest quality blend with the latest in high technology.

Walls of Venetian plaster & sandstone with many art gallery-quality etched, leaded & stained glass windows & spectacular chandeliers adorn luxurious interior spaces w/ soft contours & colors.

Walls of windows & French doors draw in private, spectacular views above Saltwater State Park, Ssconds to Saltys at Redondo Beach!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses.

King County Elections released the sixth round of results for Tuesday’s general election on Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), and the Highline School District Bond, while breaking the 58% barrier, will likely not reach the 60% majority needed.

And the school district appears to have conceded.

“It appears that the Highline capital improvement bond — now at 58.03 percent approval — will not reach the 60 percent needed for passage,” the school district said on its website. “Though yes votes have been trending upward, it is unlikely the ballots yet to be counted will push the final count above the 60 percent threshold.”

Here are the latest results, as of 3:58 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7:

  • Approved: 12911 58.03%
  • Rejected: 9337 41.97%

Here’s the trend of the returns:

  • 56.68%: 1st returns (Nov. 4)
  • 57.15%: 2nd returns (Nov. 5, 4:34 p.m.)
  • 57.28%: 3rd returns (Nov. 5, 7:40 p.m.)
  • 57.55%: 4th returns (Nov. 6, 4:15 p.m.)
  • 57.68%: 5th returns (Nov. 6, 7:40 p.m.)
  • 58.03%: 5th returns (Nov. 7, 3:58 p.m.)

Here’s more from the district:

School Board President Michael Spear acknowledged that a majority of voters did vote to approve the measure. “We are grateful for the support of the many, many citizens in our community who expressed their support for our schools by voting yes,” said Spear.

With failure of the bond, the district has limited options for meeting the challenges of overcrowding and aging, deteriorating schools.

This fall enrollment is up 400 students over last year, causing crowding in elementary schools. Enrollment is expected to grow by over 2,000 in the next eight to ten years.

Bond failure also means replacement and major repairs to the district’s aging and outdated schools will have to wait.

“We will do our best to serve our students, knowing there are physical and financial limitations to what we can do to improve the learning environment in our oldest buildings,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield. “We will work with our community to determine a plan for moving forward.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a NEW Open House listing (posted 4 p.m. 11/7/14), as the previous listing has SOLD!

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday – is a fantastic 3-bedroom rambler with a spacious floor plan!

This home has large kitchen, living and family rooms, along with beautiful hardwood flooring and new carpet.

Clean, move-in ready with all appliances included.

Nestled on a large private lot with fully fenced backyard.

Two car garage offers extra room for workspace and tons of storage.

Convenient location close to shopping, dining, airport and easy freeway access.

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1 – 4 p.m. & Sunday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 5128 S 173rd Lane SeaTac, WA 98188

INFO:

  • List Price: $234,950
  • MLS Number: 706507
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,200
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,404

Site Features:

  • Garage-Attached
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Outbuildings

Marketing remarks:

Fantastic rambler with spacious floor plan offers 3 bd/1.5 bath, large kitchen, living & family room, beautiful hardwood flooring and new carpet.

Clean, move in ready with all appliances included.

Nestled on a large private lot with fully fenced backyard.

Two car garage offers extra room for workspace and tons of storage.

Convenient location close to shopping, dining, airport and easy freeway access.

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses.

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election have been released, and the early tallies show that one of the more contentious local issues – Proposition 1, the Highline School District Bond – while leading with nearly 57% of the vote, may not pass due to it requiring a 60% majority.

This bond generated quite the comment and Letter to the Editor “war” on the blog, with dozens from both the pro and con sides emailing/posting their thoughts daily for the last several weeks.

Here are the first results:

Highline School District No. 401 Proposition No. 1 bonds to construct new schools and replace and renovate deteriorating schools

  • Approved: 56.68% – 9502 votes
  • Rejected: 43.32% – 7263 votes

Initiative Measure No. 1351 (Class Size):

  • Yes: 171000 52.98%
  • No: 151733 47.02%

Initiative Measure No. 591 (Limit Gun Checks):

  • Yes: 102835 31.64%
  • No: 222199 68.36%

Initiative Measure No. 594 (Expand Gun Checks):

  • Yes: 244600 74.58%
  • No: 83352 25.42%

Advisory Vote No. 8 Senate Bill 6505 (Marijuana Taxes):

  • Repealed: 111864 37.27%
  • Maintained: 188250 62.73%

Advisory Vote No. 9 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1287

  • Repealed: 105948 36.14%
  • Maintained: 187241 63.86%

US Representative Congressional District No. 7

  • Jim McDermott: 91939 80.06%
  • Craig Keller: 22528 19.62%
  • Write-in: 369 0.32%

Legislative District No. 34 State Senator

  • Sharon K. Nelson: 17271 98.14%
  • Write-in: 327 1.86%

Legislative District No. 34 Representative Position No. 1

  • Eileen L. Cody: 17024 98.30%
  • Write-in: 295 1.70%

Legislative District No. 34 Representative Position No. 2

  • Joe Fitzgibbon: 16238 81.10%
  • Brendan B. Kolding: 3595 17.95%

Legislative District No. 33 State Senator

  • Karen Keiser: 10922 62.83%
  • Martin Metz: 6435 37.02%
  • Write-in: 27 0.16%

Legislative District No. 33 Representative Position No. 1

  • Tina Orwall: 11055 64.17%
  • Michael J. Siefkes: 6147 35.68%
  • Write-in: 27 0.16%

Legislative District No. 33 Representative Position No. 2

  • Mia Su-Ling Gregerson: 9459 55.06%
  • Jeanette Burrage: 7684 44.73%
  • Write-in: 35 0.20%

One of the more interesting races in the south area is in Federal Way, where Roger Freeman – who passed away last week from cancer – is leading:

Legislative District No. 30 Representative Position No. 2

  • Roger Freeman: 9042 53.14%
  • Jack Dovey: 7946 46.70%
  • Write-in: 26 0.15%

Has your vote been counted yet? Find out here: https://info.kingcounty.gov/elections/ballottracker.aspx

Votes will be certified by the King County Elections on Nov. 25.

We’ll post another update Wed. (Nov. 5) sometime after 4:30 p.m., so stay tuned…

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’Tis time for the White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale this Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8!

There will be FREE activities on Saturday, including beginning knitting, crochet and kid’s holiday crafts starting at 1 p.m.

All the money raised goes to fund programs and activities at the White Center Library.

“We promote kids and teen programs as well as an occasional adult program such as poetry workshops,” reads an announcement. “Come and help support our great White Center/North Highline community this coming November 7th & 8th!”

The White Center Library is located at 11220 16th Ave SW; (206) 243-0233.

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Nov. 3 – is a beautifully remodeled home in Burien.

This home has a perfect layout and yard for entertaining, with three bedrooms and two full baths on the main level.

With a work area in garage and a big lot, this house offers privacy and possibility.

Divide the land for two additional lots (zoned rs7200) or enjoy the park like setting in the back yard.

This home has all the extras. 3 fireplaces, oversized closet in master, port package.

Lovingly maintained, and only 15 minutes from downtown Seattle!

Here are some pics (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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The White Center Eagles will be holding their annual Holiday Bazaar, Brunch & Bake Sale this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

With multiple vendors to “find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list”, there will also be a gourmet brunch menu, big raffle baskets, auxiliary bake sale and much more.

Organizers are asking guests to please bring a canned food or pet food donation for a chance to win great prizes and discounts.

White Center Eagles is located at 10452 15th Ave SW.

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Come meet White Center’s new storefront Deputy – Julian Chivington – at the next business mixer on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The meeting location is the White Center Police Storefront:

9609 16th Ave SW
White Centr, WA 98112

“We’ll discuss the new 2-hour parking enforcement, get an update on White Center’s Halloween Celebration, learn about a new business district newsletter in the works & have some time for some community announcements,” reads an announcement.