After a series of shootings over the weekend, the Sheriff’s Office wants to assure White Center residents and business owners that “public safety is our top priority and we are taking action to combat violent crime in the area.”

King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht said in a statement:

“We are aware that violent crime is trending up.

“We will be adding deputies for increased emphasis patrols targeting crimes of violence.

“The patrols will be random and at different times of the day to increase visibility in areas where violent crime is likely to occur.”

Police say that the two shootings this weekend are not related, and so far there is no indication either is gang-related. Here is an update on each shooting:

  • Outside Hookah Lounge on 17th Avenue SW
    On Sunday morning, June 23, 2019 at 5:30 AM, a 911 call came in with someone hearing shots in the area of SW Roxbury/ 17 AVE SW. A deputy responded but did not hear or see anything initially. After checking for about 30 minutes he cleared the call. At 6:13 AM three males showed up at Harborview Medical Center, each with gunshot wounds. Just before 7 AM, it was determined that this incident had occurred at the 9800 BLK 17 AVE SW. Deputies arrived on scene and located numerous shell casings. King County Major Crimes responded to the scene and located over 40 shell casings. Detectives believe some type of disturbance occurred outside of an after-hours club located in the alley between 16 AVE SW and 17 AVE SW. The disturbance led to a shooting between multiple people. A 28 year old male was shot in the leg and was treated and released from the hospital. A 30 year old male remains in critical condition, and a 29 year old male remains in serious condition. Major Crimes continues to investigate.
  • 1st Avenue SW Shooting
    On Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7:55 AM, a 27 year old male caller reported he had just been shot near his house at 10600 BLK 1 AVE SW. The male suspect, known to the victim, fled the scene. King County Medics treated the victim on scene for a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The medics transported him to Harborview Hospital, his condition was listed as serious. The victim was not very cooperative with Deputies about what had occurred. At this time it is unknown what led up to the shooting, but this case remains under investigation.

A man was shot in the 10600 block of 1st Ave SW (map below) in the Top Hat area Monday morning, June 24, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say that the victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

Deputies are still investigating, and there is no information on a suspect yet.

It does not appear that this shooting is related to Sunday’s.

Three people were injured and sent to Harborview Medical Center after being shot in an alley between 16th and 17th Ave SW in White Center Sunday morning, June 23.

Police say the conditions of the victims are unknown at this time.

The shooting occurred in the 9800 block in an alley between 16th and 17th Ave SW (map below).

No word on suspects or motives yet, but as we learn more we’ll update this post…

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding seven Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is near the Central District of Seattle – and it was built with craftsmanship: detailed wood finishes, open stair treads, iron railings, upgraded kitchen w/gas range and more:

Vaulted ceiling & strategically placed windows offer lots of light yet plenty of privacy.

A wall of wood framed doors & windows, open to your own private patio! Innovative gas fired, radiant heated cement floors!

Gas FP!

This house is conveniently located just steps from its off-street parking, Stadiums & Parks, too.

No HOA

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 23: 2 – 5 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1813 S. King Street, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $469,500
  • MLS Number: 1450686
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Approximate House SqFt: 790 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,151 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Loft
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Every once in awhile something comes along that checks off everything on the criteria list and requires absolutely no sacrifice – this IS that rare find!

Perfection perched upon an unparalleled 10,000+ sqft park-like lot ideal for backyard barbecues, play & pets!

This immaculate 3,606 sq ft home in The Desirable Puyallup Highlands Neighborhood includes: 4 beds/2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, expansive great room living space, AC, office, media room & tons of storage.

Great schools nearby are a bonus!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 22: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3908 14th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98372 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,950
  • MLS Number: 1464366
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3.606 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,275 s.f.

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is in a coveted Normandy Park location!

Immaculate 4 bedroom, 2.75 bath home with Puget Sound and Mountain views.

Main floor has a light-filled living room with vaulted ceiling.

Ideal kitchen has eating bar and large dining area with deck access.Utility room adjoins kitchen and provides pantry space.

Three spacious bedroom on main including master with its own bath.

Over-sized rec room with bar and kitchen, bedroom and full bath downstairs.

Dream flat lot with hot tub, shed and RV parking.

Lot A Beach Rights.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 23: 2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1055 SW Shoremont Ave, Normandy Park, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $759,950
  • MLS Number: 1449792
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,820 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 11,226 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 22: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $974,950
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a the perfect home for easy single level living with ample room for all your toys!

Fabulous layout with 3 bds/1.75 bths and a spacious kitchen.

Fenced yard, covered patio and 3 sets of attached garages. YES three! One garage is over-sized and can fit your RV or boat!

If you are a car enthusiast, dreaming of workshop space or even room for a home gym, you’ve hit the jackpot! Covered patio, quiet neighborhood & easy access to amenities & freeways.

Hardwood floors are hiding under the carpet!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 22: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10136 SE 207th Street, Kent, WA 98031 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $430,000
  • MLS Number: 1475098
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,470 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,702 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Security System
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a masterpiece on the East Hill of Kent Uplands:

High-quality, contemporary two story home.

Light filled floor plan with main floor great room concept.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz and stainless appliances.

Dramatic entry with designer tile accents and beautiful staircase.

Main floor bedroom and main floor 3/4 bath. Upstairs 4 more bedrooms including a junior master suite.

Master bedroom has 5-piece master bath with double headed shower and double door entry.

Ideal outdoor living area.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 22: 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23: 2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10221 SE 208th Place, Kent, WA 98031 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $689,950
  • MLS Number: 1432849
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,000 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,767 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House has room for everyone and everything in a high end Renton Mansion:

Captivating and impeccable home by Signature GCI.

Dramatic and impressive two story entranceway.

True chef’s kitchen complete with over-sized island, quality appliances plus adjoining spice or caterers second kitchen.

Seven bedrooms,including 3 master suites with one on main floor.

State of the art features, Smart Home, including NEST.

Phillips Hue lights, Alexa Enabled, Integrated security locks and cameras and more.

Gated Entry.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 22: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16301 116th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,130,000
  • MLS Number: 1441405
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,200 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,909 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” and follow them on Facebook.

Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program.

A child does not need to be a Highline Public Schools’ student to participate.

Meals will be free to children 18 years old and younger. Registration is not required. There are no forms to fill out, and no names are written down. Food cannot be taken off the premises.

Meal service is planned for the sites listed below. Meal times are subject to change. The most current information will be available on the Highline School District website (highlineschools.org/summermeals). Please note all sites will be closed July 4, 2019, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Families are encouraged to use the USDA’s Summer Meals Finder website to find a location by entering their zip code. This website will be updated throughout the summer. In addition, you can also call 1-866-348-6479, or text FOOD to 877-877 for more meal sites.

More summer meal sites are available in the Highline area through the Des Moines Food Bank.

Summer Meals Quick Facts:

  • All children and teens age 1-18 years are welcome.
  • A child does not need to be a Highline student to participate.
  • Registration is not required.
  • There are no forms to fill out and no names are written down.
  • Meals are 100% free.
  • The Summer Meal Program is a USDA program.
  • Meals are to be eaten onsite. Food cannot be taken off the premises.
  • All meals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meal Locations
Stop by any of these locations for a free meal.  Please note that summer sites, serving times, and menus are subject to change:

Bow Lake Elementary School
18237 42nd Ave S
SeaTac, WA 98188
Lunch
11:25 a.m.-noon.
Snack
3:20-4:15 p.m.
July 1 –
August 16
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Cedarhurst Elementary School 
611 S 132nd St
Burien, WA 98168
Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
July 8 – July 26 Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Chinook Middle School
18650 42nd Ave S
SeaTac, WA 98188
Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
July 8 –
July 26
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Evergreen High School
830 SW 116th St
Seattle, WA 98146
Breakfast
9:00-9:30 a.m.
Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
July 8 –
July 26
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Evergreen High School
830 SW 116th St
Seattle, WA 98146
Breakfast
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Lunch
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
August 19 –
August 23
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Gregory Heights Elementary School
16201 16th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Lunch
noon – 12:30 p.m.
July 1 – August 1 Mon – Thur Packed Meal
Hilltop Elementary School
12250 24th Ave S
Burien, WA 98168
Breakfast
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Lunch
11:00-11:30 a.m.
July 8 –
August 1
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
King County Parks
Dick Thurnau Park

Picnic Shelter #1
11050 10th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Lunch
11:00 a.m. – noon
July 1 –
August 16
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
King County Parks
Steve Cox Memorial Park
1321 SW 102nd
Seattle, WA 98146
Lunch
noon – 1:00 p.m.
July 1 –
August 16
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
King County Parks
Steve Cox Memorial Park
1321 SW 102nd
Seattle, WA 98146
Snack
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
July 2 –
August 16
Tues – Fri Packed Meal
Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
15003 14th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98166
Lunch
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Snack
4:00 – 4:20 p.m.
July 2 –
August 16
Tues – Thurs Hot Meal
McMicken Elementary School
3708 S 168th St
SeaTac, WA 98188
Breakfast
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Lunch
noon – 12:30 p.m.
July 1 – August 1 Mon – Thurs
Mount Rainier High School
22450 19th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198
Breakfast
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Lunch
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
July 1 –
August 1
Mon – Fri Hot Meal
Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Pl S
Des Moines, WA 98198
Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
July 8 –
July 26
Mon – Fri Hot Meal
Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Pl S
Des Moines, WA 98198
Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch
12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
August 12 –
August 15
Mon – Thurs Packed Meal
Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Pl S
Des Moines, WA 98198
Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
August 19 –
August 22
Mon – Thur Hot Meal
Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Ave S
Burien, WA 98148
Lunch
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
July 1 –
July 19
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Seahurst Elementary School
14603 14th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Snack
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
July 1 –
August 16
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Seola Gardens
11215 5th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch
noon – 12:30 p.m.
July 2 –
August 16
Mon – Thur Packed Meal
SW Boys & Girls Club
9800 8th Ave SW #105
Seattle, WA 98106
Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
July 1 –
August 16
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Sylvester Middle School
16222 Sylvester Rd
Burien, WA 98166
Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
July 8 – July 26 Mon – Fri
Tyee High School
4424 S 188th St
SeaTac, WA 98188
Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch
noon – 12:30 p.m.
August 12 –
August 14
Mon – Wed Packed Meal

From Advertiser Attorney W. Tracy Codd:

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Improving Weather Brings Alarming Increase in Motorcycle Accidents

Safety Tips to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident

The Washington State Patrol recently announced an alarming increase in motorcycle accidents in King County. The announcement came from Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson:

“#Alarming as @wastatepatrol in King County has investigated three motorcycle collisions in the past couple days. Two of which resulted in fatalities and the most recent one in critical injuries. These were rider causing. #RideSafely #HaveYourEndorsement.”

According to a Seattle Times article, it is well documented that motorcycle fatalities are substantially more frequent than auto fatalities. In 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, they were 28 times more frequent. In 2017, the most recent year data is available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 5,172 motorcyclists died in crashes, more than twice as many as in 1997.

The accidents jump dramatically as the weather improves, said Johnson, a public information officer for the agency, who is responsible for sending out the news about such incidents.

“We’re not a year-round riding area,” he said. And so you get motorcyclists who haven’t ridden one of the machines for a while.

One of the most recent accidents took place around 8:30 a.m. on June 8, as nine bikes were on Interstate 5, and one lost control at the Southcenter exit, Johnson said. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle and taken to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries. The patrol later reported the cause of the accident was an unsafe lane change.

How to avoid these accidents? Read on.

10 Safety Tips to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident:

  1. Be Aware of Your Surroundings
    A common reason for motorcycle accidents involves moments when riders aren’t paying full attention. It’s the same with motor vehicle operators and is due to one primary thing: habitual behavior. Regardless of how long you have been riding a motorcycle, it is important to remember that you are operating a heavy piece of machinery and will be around other people doing the same. Be aware of everything around you including other drivers, road conditions, lighting, hazards in the road, and other factors that could negatively affect your driving experience.
  2. Wear a Helmet
    It is important to wear a helmet every time that you get on your motorcycle to go somewhere. Whether you are taking a ride down the street or across the city, wearing a helmet could be the one object standing between life and death should you get into an accident. Furthermore, it is important to have an additional helmet with your motorcycle at all times for passengers. You should always purchase new motorcycle safety gear. Never buy a used helmet. Used helmets have the potential of being damaged and may not meet the latest safety standards.
  3. Don’t Drink Alcohol or Smoke Marijuana and Ride
    According to the NHTSA, around 50% of all fatal motorcycle accidents that occur across the United States involve alcohol. That number is more than double the number of motor vehicle accidents that result in a fatality from alcohol. The legalization of marijuana will undoubtedly increase the rate of fatal motorcycle accidents as well. There is only one way to prevent drinking, smoking marijuana and riding: Abstain from drinking or smoking marijuana when you plan on riding your motorcycle.
  4. Follow Set Speed Limits and Other Rules of the Road
    Most fatal motorcycle accidents involve speeding. This is especially true when increased speed is applied to motorcyclists trying to take sharp turns and losing control of their bikes. Follow the speed limits and other rules of the road that apply on highways, back roads, and residential areas. This will help to keep you safe and prevent you from being unable to properly turn, running into a pedestrian or vehicle, and hydroplaning. Following the set speed limits on the roads you’re driving will also help you avoid getting in trouble with law enforcement.
  5. Avoid Common Mistakes – Motorcycles and Smaller and Harder to See Than a Car or Truck
    Being aware of and avoiding common mistakes made by motorcycle riders is one way to remain safe on the road. The most common mistake made on the road that involves a motorcycle occurs when a car turns left in front of a motorcycle rider. Other common mistakes include hitting gravel around a corner, entering a corner at too high of a speed, another motor vehicle changes lanes on top of you, getting rear ended by another motor vehicle, and getting hit by an opening car door. The best way to avoid common mistakes is to be aware of them. As a motorcycle rider, it is up to you to develop a sort of sixth sense to motor vehicle operators. Use that sixth sense to remain aware of situations that could negatively affect you and that other drivers may not even consider.
  6. Resist Sharing Lanes with Other Motorcycles
    It is pertinent to your safety and survival to treat your motorcycle as if it were a motor vehicle. You would never see two full-sized cars driving side-by-side on the interstate or in a residential area. Do not think it is acceptable to do so on a motorcycle. Understandably, your bike is much more compact than most motor vehicles. However, that does not excuse you to share lanes and dangerously maneuver through traffic.
  7. Keep Your Motorcycle Properly Maintained
    Motorcycle maintenance is as important as motor vehicle maintenance and should be taken seriously. Make sure you are ready to roll, safely, before hitting the road. Do a quick walk-around the motorcycle and ensure your horn, signals, and other lights are all working correctly. Be sure to also check the chain, belt, brakes, and the tires. Contact a motorcycle mechanic and avoid riding the bike until it is repaired if any of these components aren’t working.
  8. Practice Your Riding Skills
    Honda Motorcycle’s Press Manager, John Seidel, is quoted stressing the importance of keeping your riding skills in impeccable shape. As he says: “There is nothing we could say or advice more than to go find a Motorcycle Safety Foundation riding course in your area. That’s critical, absolutely critical.” During a Motorcycle Safety Foundation sponsored class, you learn the basics (or go over them if you are familiar) and also learn advanced techniques including how to use evasive maneuvers to get out of an emergency.
  9. Wear Safe Riding Gear
    Besides a helmet, it is important to wear the right riding gear when getting on your motorcycle. If you get on your bike wearing baggy jeans, sandals, and a loose t-shirt then you’re more likely to get in an accident than if you wear proper gear. There are plenty of factors to consider that you will need protection from including: bugs and other debris on the road, the wind and other weather, and road rash should you get into an accident. There are specifically designed pieces of clothing, such as pants, shirts, eye wear, and shoes, meant for motorcycle riders available in various motorcycle retail stores and online.
  10. Avoid Bad Weather Conditions When Possible
    One thing that is not a friend of motorcycle rides is a wet, slick road. This is especially true if there is a heavy rain after a long period of dry weather. Oils and other debris can accumulate on the roadway and become slippery. A motorcycle’s two tires have much less traction on wet pavement than they do on dry. Moreover, rain or snow can significantly affect a motorcycle rider’s ability to see in front of them. Without windshield wipers, a motorcycle rider’s vision can quickly become obscured by heavy rain, sleet, or snow. If it is absolutely necessary to ride in the rain, take turns slowly and be sensitive with the controls.

If you have a question regarding a motorcycle accident, please feel free to contact us to help you determine the best way to proceed.

Burien attorney W. Tracy Codd is a personal injury lawyer who has been representing persons involved in serious motor vehicle accidents since 1987. Call for a free consultation.

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Phone: 206-248-6152

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.TracyCodd.com

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help finding a warrant suspect:

UPDATE: Police released the following photo on Thursday, June 20:

Francisco Carranza-Ramirez, a 35-year old male from White Center, was just released from jail on June 13, 2019 on a rape charge from a 2018 incident.

As part of his guilty plea, Carranza-Ramirez was issued a sexual assault protection order that stated he cannot have any contact with the victim or her residence.

On June 15th, a few days after his release, Carranza-Ramirez violated the protection order by being within 1000 feet of the same victim.

The following day, the suspect assaulted the victim knocking her off her out of her wheelchair, strangled her and threatened to kill her.

Deputies arrived on-scene but the suspect fled prior to their arrival. He was not located.

Detectives believe Carranza-Ramirez is still in the White Center area and is homeless.

He is also believed to still have long hair like his photo.

The Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with information of where Francisco Carranza-Ramirez is to call 9-1-1.

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On Friday afternoon, June 14, the new Highline Heritage Museum held a Grand Opening and Community Ribbon Cutting celebration.

The new museum – appropriately located right in the heart of Burien at the corner of SW 152nd Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW – has been years in the making, and this event marked a truly historic milestone.

Co-hosted by Discover Burien and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, the celebration was emceed by Southside CEO Andrea Reay, and included speeches by local dignitaries Mayor Jimmy Matta, Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman, Highline Historical Society Board President Mike Emerson and Executive Director Nancy Salguero McKay.

Absent but mentioned and honored several times was outgoing Executive Directory Cyndi Upthegrove, who has worked so hard to build the collection and museum over the last 16 or so years. Her work was also recently acknowledged when she was unanimously chosen as the City of Burien’s 2019 “Citizen of the Year.”

“This is our community. This is our history…and this museum does more than honor our past, it highlights our future,” Reay said in her opening comments.

Also on hand were previous local elected officials Steven Lamphear, Kitty Milne, Sally Nelson and Don Nubie, Burien’s first Mayor Dr. Arun Jhaveri, along with current Mayor Jimmy Matta, Deputy Mayor Austin Bell, councilmembers Krystal Marx, Bob Edgar and Nancy Tosta, King County Councilmembers Dave Upthegrove and Joe McDermott, Des Moines Councilmember Luisa Bangs, Tukwila Councilmember Kathy Hougarty, SeaTac councilmembers Joel Wachtel, Peter Kwon, Clyde Hill and Stanley Tombs, Normandy Park Mayor Jonathan Chicquette and others.

After Reay’s opening comments, members of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe conducted a blessing of the land, led by Willard Bill Jr. and his son, Justice Bill. The blessing included a short speech about how their ancestors lived in the region, especially Three Tree Point, where they spent their summers.

“This area was not only significant for my ancestors,” Justice said. “These tribal members would spend their summers at Three Tree Point.”

One ancestor was buried there, and as the area was being settled his bones were removed and spread in the waters off the beach.

“It’s events like these where I can share stories, and my family can share connection to this land that only strengthen the power that these places have for our people,” Justice said. “In sharing our histories, we’re not only preserving those histories, we’re providing a model for our people moving forward into the future.”

Near the end of the ceremony, Executive Director Nancy Salguero McKay – who has been working practically non-stop for the last year or two preparing the museum – raised her arms triumphantly after saying “this museum is yours!”

“Thank you, this is your museum – this is you,” she said before acknowledging and thanking volunteers.

The highlight of course was the community ribbon cutting ceremony, which invited anyone who had scissors to cut part of a very long ribbon strung across the edge of the parking lot.

The doors were then officially opened, and dozens of community members then toured the new museum, which is located at 819 SW 152nd Street in Burien (map below), with a parking lot on the east/Ambaum side of the building.

More info on the museum is available here:

Below are photos from the opening, courtesy Elston and Jackline Hill:

Here’s an edited, ~31-minute video shot live by Scott Schaefer (to get alerts for future live videos, be sure to “Like” us here):

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding six Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is an incredible opportunity with a great Downtown Burien location, and Realtors are holding a BBQ with free beer on Saturday:

This classic home sits on a large treed lot that is zone rm-24.

Rent the home while you plan a 3-unit triplex or 3 town homes!

This 2 bedroom 1 bath home has coved ceilings and archways, large deck and 2 car carport.

The Walk Score is 88 out of 100.

This location is Very Walkable so most errands can be accomplished on foot.

NOTE: Hotdogs and chips will be served at a BBQ in the front yard!
Stop by and pick up a ticket for a free beer!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 15: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 15512 8th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $370,000
  • MLS Number: 1344618
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1918
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,160 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,720 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dining Room
  • Deck
  • RV Parking

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a first time on the market in over 50 Years:

This split level home has plenty of space.

Situated near Kubota Gardens and Chief Sealth Trail there is plenty of outdoor activities to keep you entertained.

Close to public transportation and light rail.

If you are looking for a home that you can add your own design to, this is it.

WHEN:

  • Friday, June 14: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 15: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 16: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9431 50th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98118 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $499,950
  • MLS Number: 1468667
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,600 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dining Room

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next home is a perfect combination of Location, Luxury and Privacy!

This home belonged to the local dentist of 26 years – Dr. Jim Coleman and his wife Lynn, upstanding longtime, active, and involved members of the Burien community.

It’s tucked away in a small 9-home street off of SW 170th Street is Normandy Park Estates!

Oversized yards with gorgeous surroundings of rhododendrons!

When you’re on the main level of this lovely home – you feel like you’re perched in the tree tops, with privacy galore!

This Puget Sound View home has soaring ceilings with expansive windows and skylights throughout creating a treehouse feeling.

Relax in this peaceful, classic 4000 sq/ft Northwest Style home surrounded by nature on arboretum style grounds.

Kitchen, dining and living room flow together with 2 custom master suites on either side.

Lower level has Mother-In-Law suite with separate access.

Incredible deck to watch the shipping lanes & sunsets.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 15: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1931 SW 170th Street, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,200,000
  • MLS Number: 1454877
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,160 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 30,379 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a classic Tacoma Craftsman with a charming front porch:

Expansive living room with wood burning fireplace insert.

Two large bedrooms on main, including master suite.

Freshly painted exterior, roof is less than 2 years old, brand new electrical panel, and fully finished attic with additional bedrooms.

Fenced yard with space for gardening and back deck for entertaining.

Alley access keeps this home private and provides plenty of parking behind house.

Come see this rustic home, ready for your modern touch!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 15: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 16: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9006 E. McKinley Ave, Tacoma, WA 98445 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $265,000
  • MLS Number: 1471964
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1919
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,014 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • French Doors
  • Jetted/Soaking Tub

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a masterpiece on the East Hill of Kent Uplands:

High-quality, contemporary two story home.

Light filled floor plan with main floor great room concept.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz and stainless appliances.

Dramatic entry with designer tile accents and beautiful staircase.

Main floor bedroom and main floor 3/4 bath. Upstairs 4 more bedrooms including a junior master suite.

Master bedroom has 5-piece master bath with double headed shower and double door entry.

Ideal outdoor living area.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 16: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10221 SE 208th Place, Kent, WA 98031 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $689,950
  • MLS Number: 1432849
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,000 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,767 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 15: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $974,950
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” and follow them on Facebook.

REMINDER: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the Highline Heritage Museum is this FRIDAY, June 14, 2019, from 4 – 6 p.m.!

The new museum is located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

The celebration will take place from 4 – 6 p.m., and will feature music from the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and much more, including a chance for YOU to help cut the ribbon! (that’s right, all are invited to bring a pair of scissors and help cut the ribbon!)

“This museum is from the Community to the Community,” said Nancy Salguero McKay, Executive Director of the Highline Heritage Museum. “We want our stories to spark discussions and to share differences and similarities. We are creating a place where visitors can connect with the stories and with each other.”

Founded in 1994 as the Burien Historical Society, the Highline Heritage Museum has grown to include many historical items from the Highline area. The museum covers an area which includes White Center, Burien, Normandy Park, SeaTac and part of Des Moines. They use the same boundary lines as the Highline School District. In this newly built LEED Certified building, the Museum will provide a setting where visitors can connect with the stories of our past and with each other.

“We applaud the Highline Heritage Museum in documenting and preserving our rich history so that future generations have the opportunity to walk the path of their loved ones – and learn about our diverse and rich culture and accomplishments,” said Discover Burien Executive Director Debra George. “Discover Burien looks forward to supporting the Museum’s mission to collect, preserve and tell the stories of the Highline region and its people.”

Among the many exhibits in the Museum there is a gigantic prehistoric sloth called the Megalonyx, a large section dedicated to the history of the Highline School District, as well as a rotating Youth Voices Exhibit, which will be co-curated by the Youth Advisory Committee.

“We invite you to join us on the 14th as we celebrate this momentous occasion,” added Andrea Reay, President and CEO of the Seattle Southside Chamber. “We are proud of the Highline Heritage Museum, and its community-oriented mission. This will truly be a community event, so please bring a pair of scissors and take part in the ribbon cutting.”

More info here:

See a sneak peek of the museum with photos here.

The Highline Heritage Museum is located at 819 SW 152nd Street in Burien:

REMINDER: Your Highline Bears are back in action in White Center this weekend, with games on Friday and Saturday nights:

Friday, Jun 14, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Join us for Military Appreciation Night, as the Highline Bears host the historic Seattle Studs of the Pacific International League. The Highline Bears offer high caliber baseball and non-stop entertainment.

BUY TICKETS HERE

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Join us as the Highline Bears host the Laces Baseball Club for their second match up of the 2019 summer season. The Highline Bears offer high caliber baseball and non-stop entertainment.

BUY TICKETS HERE

The Highline Bears offer high caliber baseball and non-stop entertainment.

You can also listen to games live online here: http://mixlr.com/highline-bears/

And listen to their Podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/highlinebears

More info at https://highlinebears.isportstix.com/order/

The Bears play at Mel Olsen Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Field:

From Advertiser Uncle Ike’s:

Uncle Ike’s is thrilled to renew its partnership with local nonprofit Entre Hermanos, which provides free sexual health care and immigration aid to members of the Latinx LGBTQ+ community.

As part of that partnership, Ike’s partners with vendors every year during Pride month to donate a portion of proceeds to Entre Hermanos. From June 24-30, Ike’s will donate 5% of all proceeds to Entre Hermanos, and each participating vendor will match with their own 5%.

“Pearl Extracts is honored to partner with Uncle Ike’s in support for Entre Hermanos,” said Greg Shaw, their CEO. “We strongly believe that diversity enriches our community and we salute Entre Hermanos for the invaluable services they provide for the well-being of Seattle’s Latinx LGBTQ+ population.”

The “Big Lift” Pride fundraising drive raised $12,000 in 2017 and $37,000 in 2018. Based on the vendors participating this year, proceeds are expected to top $50,000, which would be the most a single cannabis retailer has ever donated to charity in Washington.

“We couldn’t do what we do without neighbors like Uncle Ike’s,” said Owen David, Entre Hermanos’ Development Manager. “Their generosity empowers us as we expand our ongoing medical case management and Spanish-language support groups, fight for immigrant rights, and organize around the 2020 Census.”

Continuing and expanding the “Big Lift” fundraiser is a high priority for Uncle Ike’s, as the work Entre Hermanos does is only getting more necessary. Many people in the Latinx LGBTQ+ community are hesitant to seek services like HIV testing and prevention counseling through traditional channels, especially in today’s political climate, so Entre Hermanos offers free and confidential HIV testing Monday through Friday. They also do extensive outreach and education work, via events like the South Park Queer Pride Picnic, and other community workshops and forums. For people in the Latino community living with HIV, Entre Hermanos provides case management services and support groups. They also offer an extensive array of classes, clinics, and legal services to help undocumented immigrants dealing with immigration proceedings, including a program to assist with asylum proceedings for LGBTQ+ people who may be fleeing hate and discrimination.

Most importantly, their policy is that:

“Our clients can obtain services regardless of immigration status and regardless of ability to pay. Our service is offered in Spanish or English and is culturally friendly for our Latino clients.”

Uncle Ike’s owner Ian Eisenberg stressed the importance of fundraising during Pride, and specifically fundraising for the Latinx LGBTQ+ community.

“We’ve never wanted to be one of those businesses who just put up a rainbow flag in the window and don’t actually do anything to support the LGBTQ+ community,” Eisenberg said. “Entre Hermanos is really doing the work, and we’re proud to help them do it.”

Uncle Ike’s and Entre Hermanos would like to thank all of this year’s participating vendors, listed below:

• 1937 Farms
• 4.20 Minis
• American Hash Makers
• Artizen
• Aurum Farms
• Avitas
• BotanicaSeattle
• Burnwell
• C4 Cannaburst
• Cascade Crest Cannabis• Constellation Cannabis
• Craft Elixir
• Crystal Clear
• Dabstract
• Double Delicious
• Elevate
• Evergreen Herbal
• Experience Organics
• Exotikz
• Fairwinds Cannabis
• Falcanna
• Flav
• Freddy’s Fuego
• Funky Monkey
• Gabriel
• Goodship
• GreenMed Labs• Grow Op
• Happy Apple
• Hellavated
• Herbs Herbz• Heylo
• Highdrate
• Honu
• Hot Sugar
• House of Cultivar
• Journeyman
• Lazy Bee
• Leafwerx
• Legends
• Lemonnade
• Magic Kitchen
• Melo
• Mr. Moxey’s Mints
• Mfused
• Northwest Cannabis Solutions
• NW Wonderland• Oleum Extracts• Pearl Extracts
• Phat Panda
• Private Reserve
• Puffin Farm
• Ra
• Regulator
• Royal Tree Gardens• Saints
• Sinners and Saints
• Smokey Point Productions• Sourface
• Spot
• Sticky Frog
• Stone Cold Sodas
• Sweetwater Farms
• Swifts
• Techbud
• THC Express
• Topshelf WA
• Trail Blazin’
• Velvet Swing
• Verdure
• Washington Bud Company
• WA Grower
• Wave Edibles
• Willie’s Reserve

About Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop
Uncle Ike’s Central District opened as the 2nd adult-use cannabis shop in Seattle in September of 2014. By providing the lowest prices, best service and widest selection, Ike’s grew to become the #1 Pot Shop as voted by Seattle Weekly readers. Since expanded to White Center and Capitol Hill, with two new locations in the works, Ike’s continues to provide customers with the best cannabis at the best value.

Uncle Ike’s White Center is located at 9822 15th Ave SW.

More info at https://ikes.com/locations/white-center/.

About Entre Hermanos
Founded by a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Latinos/as that saw the need for social, educational, and health support services in their community in the spring of 1991, Entre Hermanos strives to promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building. This year marks their 27th year of service to the Latino LGBTQ+ community.

More info at https://entrehermanos.org.

Discover Burien’s annual Strawberry Days festival will return to Downtown Burien this weekend – June 15 and 16.

Expect a Father’s Day Car Show, vendors, food, and of course – lots of strawberries!

Hours will be:

  • Saturday, June 15: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 16: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

More info:

The free, family-friendly fun festival will be centered around Town Square Park, near SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW:

The Kiwanis Club of White Center’s 10th annual Jubilee Days Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the White Center Eagles (map below), from 7:30 a.m. – Noon.

The Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee and assortment of raffle baskets and availability of the lodge bar.

Tickets may be purchased from any White Center Club Member or by contacting Bill Tracy at 206-248-2441 and/or [email protected]–$9 at the door, $7 if purchased in advance, youth 5 and under free with a paying adult.

They will also be available at the Greenbridge Health Fair as well as at our July 3 meeting to be held at Noon in the White Center Pizza and Spaghetti House.

The event and fundraiser can also be supported through place mat ads and table sponsorships.

For additional information please contact Bill Tracy at 206-248-2441 or [email protected].

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

MISSING: Have you seen “Birthday” the cat? She’s been missing since June 5:

  • Last seen June 5, 2019
  • Missing from: Myers Way S, Seattle 89108 near Olson Place Southwest (Top Hat / White center / Burien area)
  • Female
  • About 10 years old
  • Russian Blue mix
  • All Grey, grey nose, yellowish eyes
  • Short hair
  • Long tail
  • Normal ears
  • Very petite
  • Very friendly
  • Indoor / outdoor cat
  • Fixed
  • Microchip number unknown
  • No collar
  • Adventure kitty

Substantial reward for her safe return.

If you have any information, please call or text Amanda at (206) 707-6367.

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding 10 Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is a beautifully updated Burien Rambler that includes vaulted wood paneled ceilings, open floor plan with abundant natural light:

Gorgeous hardwood floors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

Newly carpeted bedrooms.

One bathroom for every bedroom.

Large Garage.

Fully fenced yard.

Newer tank-less water heater, brand new furnace & 5 year old roof.

Wonderful patio area for private parties & endless summer fun.

Minutes to Downtown Burien.

Easy commute to Seattle, transit & freeways.

Welcome Home!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 8: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14234 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,950
  • MLS Number: 1468176
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,882 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,685 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next home is a 2 bed 2.5 bath townhome that’s turnkey ready and perfect for in city living:

Charming kitchen w/ all stainless appliances; the refrigerator is just months old.

Larger than expected livingroom perfect for just hanging out or hosting a party.

Large master bedroom with en suite master bath. Second bedroom also w/a full bath and a powder room downstairs for company.

This townhome has its own garage so parking is never an issue.

You won’t be disappointed in the charm and elegance throughout.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 9: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 13349 Ambaum Blvd SW, Unit 13351, Burien, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $299,000
  • MLS Number: 1468412
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,141 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next home is a beautiful Craftsman style home in the exclusive gated “Village at Miller Creek” community.

Great floor plan w/ high ceilings, laminate floors, gas FP, ceiling fans, granite counters, upgraded lighting, blinds.

Open kitchen w/ cherry wood cabinets, Stainless Steel apps & island.

Spacious master suite complete w/soaker tub, shower & dbl vanity.

Low maintenance backyard w/ deck overlooking greenbelt.

2 car gar.

Laundry room & office nook.

Close to shopping, highway & Airport.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 9: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16233 2nd Place S., Unit 13, Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $545,000
  • MLS Number: 1448474
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,269 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Patio

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next home is a perfect combination of Location, Luxury and Privacy!

This home belonged to the local dentist of 26 years – Dr. Jim Coleman and his wife Lynn, upstanding longtime active, involved members of the Burien community.

It’s tucked away in a small 9-home street off of SW 170th Street is Normandy Park Estates!

Oversized yards with gorgeous surroundings of rhododendrons!

When you’re on the main level of this lovely home – you feel like you’re perched in the tree tops, with privacy galore!

This Puget Sound View home has soaring ceilings with expansive windows and skylights throughout creating a treehouse feeling.

Relax in this peaceful, classic 4000 sq/ft Northwest Style home surrounded by nature on arboretum style grounds.

Kitchen, dining and living room flow together with 2 custom master suites on either side.

Lower level has Mother-In-Law suite with separate access.

Incredible deck to watch the shipping lanes & sunsets.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 8: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1931 SW 170th Street, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,200,000
  • MLS Number: 1454877
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,160 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 30,379 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a spacious and inviting North Admiral Craftsman:

Featuring generous living spaces.

Covered porch leads you into a formal living and dining room.

Updated kitchen with SS appliances and large gas range.

Bonus room with ample storage downstairs, attached garage/workshop and detached garage.

Loads of green space for a garden or taking advantage of the chicken coop.

This home is located close to shopping, schools, restaurants and bus routes.

Easy Freeway access and walking distance to Alki beach!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 8: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 2326 45th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98116 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,050,000
  • MLS Number: 1463894
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1909
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,400 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,250 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is an updated 1 bedroom Condo at Bye The Green:

Kitchen complete w/ stainless steel appliances & granite countertops.

Waterproof vinyl plank flooring in bedroom & living area w/ fireplace.

Vaulted ceiling makes this 575 sqft unit feel spacious!

Bathroom recently remodeled w/ new shower.

Laundry in unit (newer washer) & private balcony w/ storage closet.

Pet friendly complex w/ dog run & expansive green space.

Secure entry gate, visitor parking, & close to freeway access.

No Rental Cap – FHA Approved.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 8: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3402 I St NE, Unit H202, Auburn, WA 98002 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $130,000
  • MLS Number: 1466918
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Approximate House SqFt: 575 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Top Floor
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Near the Central District of Seattle this home was built w/craftsmanship; detailed wood finishes, open stair treads, iron railings, upgraded kitchen w/gas range and more.

Vaulted ceiling & strategically placed windows offer lots of light yet plenty of privacy.

A wall of wood framed doors & windows, open to your own private patio! Innovative gas fired, radiant heated cement floors!

Gas FP!

This house is conveniently located just steps from its off-street parking, Stadiums & Parks, too.

No HOA

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 9: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1813 S. King Street, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $469,500
  • MLS Number: 1450686
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Approximate House SqFt: 790 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,151 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Loft
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

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There’s room for everyone and everything in this high end Renton Mansion:

Captivating and impeccable home by Signature GCI.

Dramatic and impressive two story entranceway.

True chef’s kitchen complete with over-sized island, quality appliances plus adjoining spice or caterers second kitchen.

Seven bedrooms,including 3 master suites with one on main floor.

State of the art features, Smart Home, including NEST.

Phillips Hue lights, Alexa Enabled, Integrated security locks and cameras and more.

Gated Entry.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 8: Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16301 116th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,170,000
  • MLS Number: 1441405
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,200 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,909 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

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Next up is a masterpiece on the East Hill of Kent Uplands:

High-quality, contemporary two story home.

Light filled floor plan with main floor great room concept.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz and stainless appliances.

Dramatic entry with designer tile accents and beautiful staircase.

Main floor bedroom and main floor 3/4 bath. Upstairs 4 more bedrooms including a junior master suite.

Master bedroom has 5-piece master bath with double headed shower and double door entry.

Ideal outdoor living area.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 8: 2 – 4 p.m.

Saturday June 8th 2- 4 pm
WHERE:

  • 10221 SE 208th Place, Kent, WA 98031 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $689,950
  • MLS Number: 1432849
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,000 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,767 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

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The final Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 8: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday June 8th 11-2 pm and Sunday June 9th 13-3 pm
WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $974,950
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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REMINDER: The Shorewood ‘Streets of Garage Sales’ is this SATURDAY, June 8, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.!

This is an amazing, community-wide sale in the Shorewood on the Sound neighborhood – with typically over 50 individual sales featuring deals, steals and treasures! All in one small walk-able neighborhood!

Digital and print maps are updated right up until the day of sale you can view a current version here:

Physical maps will be available at the entrance points of the neighborhood as well as at most of the sale locations – consider them your very own treasure map for a day of shopping adventure!

  • Make sure to bring small change and big bags.
  • Lots of amazing deals on vintage items, clothes, DVD, music, books, furniture and so much more.
  • Plus there is usually a lemonade stand or two!

“Join us in Shorewood and support this 20+ year tradition! There is a reason the sale has keep strong for so long – great sellers and customers.”

Here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/428628894586241/

Come out for the first ever White Center Pride, which starts TONIGHT – Wednesday, June 5 – and continues through Sunday, June 9:

This year’s White Center Pride features parties and events at LGBTQ+ friendly businesses in White Center.

“Join us in support of your local community!”

Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: White Center Pride Flag Raising Ceremony @ Mac’s Triangle Pub
  • 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM: Pride Skate: Beyonce x Lizzo @ Southgate Roller Rink

Thursday, June 6, 2019

  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Beer, BBQ, & DRAG feat. the Rat City Queens @ Drunky Two Shoe’s BBQ

Friday, June 7, 2019

  • 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM (overnight): White Center Pride Friday Night Event @ The Swallow
  • 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM (overnight): Swimwear Party @ The Lumber Yard Bar

Saturday, June 8, 2019

  • 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Youth Pride Skate benefit for Lambert House @ Southgate Roller Rink
  • 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM (overnight): White Center Pride Saturday Night Event @ The Lumber Yard Bar

Sunday, June 9, 2019

  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: White Center Community Fair @ Future Primitive Brewery
  • 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Closing Party: Tea Dance @ The Lumber Yard Bar

More info at https://whitecenterpride.org.

An 18-year old man was shot multiple times in the 10600 block of 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below) Monday night, June 3 at around 11:20 p.m.

Police say that an occupied vehicle with 4 people was in the parking lot of the Saars Market when two suspects approached it and at least one started shooting at one of the male occupants inside the car.

The victim, an 18-year old male from SeaTac, was struck multiple times.

Both suspects fled in a vehicle.

Detectives hope to be able to release a vehicle description later today.

The first Deputies on-scene provided first aid to the victim until King County Medic 1 arrived. Paramedics were able to stabilize the victim and they transported him to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

As of Tuesday morning (June 4), the victim remains in critical condition at Harborview.

At this time it is unknown if this was a gang related shooting.

King County Major Crimes detectives continue to investigate this incident.