From the Proletariat Facebook page comes this news of a community meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26 about a possible ‘Bike Corral’ in White Center:

A couple of Proletariat customers have been busting their asses to secure a grant to build a bike corral on 16th in downtown White Center. Bike parking=good, right? Unfortunately many business owners in White Center are against the bike corral and have been speaking louder than the supporters on this issue. Please join @Proletariat Pizza and Caffè Delia at a community meeting on Tuesday August 26th at 6:30pm at the Sheriff Storefront across the street. Please send any letter of support to sokha (at) wcccda (dot) org as well as bong (dot) stodomingo (at) kingcounty (dot) gov

It’s unfortunate to see such resistance against something so positive for our community, when other neighborhoods are embracing this so wholeheartedly. We know many of you are biking families, and many of you are bike-parking supporters. We hope to see you there. Thank you.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Maury Island Incident” is a short film that was shot and produced locally during the summer of 2013, and released in May, 2014. It was Directed/Produced by WCB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer, Written/Produced by Steve Edmiston, Executive Produced by John White and Produced by Laura Beth & Scott Peterson and Dan House. The movie is currently on the film festival circuit, and will screen next at the Burbank Film Festival Sept. 6.

Today (Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014), is the 67th anniversary of FBI Special Agent Jack B. Wilcox’s 14-page memorandum to J. Edgar Hoover on the subject of “FLYING DISCS SIGHTED BY FRED CRISMAN and HAROLD A. DAHL, TACOMA, WASHINGTON,” as well as the release of film distributor IndieFlix’s “First original series: The Maury Island Incident”!

The link between the 1947 Wilcox memo to Hoover, and the film’s release on this date, is wholly intentional.TINROOM-MIBMatch

As filmmakers, we’re happy to share how inspired we were by the detail and thoroughness of this heavily-redacted memo; its candor, and upon multiple readings, its absolute accuracy in reporting the truth of what really happened off Maury Island in 1947. This overlooked, declassified document truly informed the spine of our film and series.

If you loved The X-Files; if you miss The Twilight Zone’s mix of strange tales and human frailties; if you are simply enthralled about periods of history where the entire country – or planet, even – falls under the spell of a powerful mythology and pop culture brew, then the story of what allegedly happened at Maury Island, and the indisputably twisted and true story of what happened after Maury Island, is for you.

Each week during the next month, we’ll release other once-classified documents obtained from the FBI that track their two week investigation that begins with the tragic August 1, 1947, crash of a B-25 bomber in the forests north of Kelso, Washington, and concludes with a series of clear statements that undermine the only thing you think you know about Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947, “flying discs” sighting at Maury Island:

That the sighting itself was a “confessed hoax.”

Indeed, our investigation leads to some startling conclusions:

  1. The supposed “confessions” were the real hoax
  2. The FBI knew the confessions were invented, and
  3. That Harold Dahl had made a choice to invent the hoax story even though he knew he’d become “the biggest liar that ever lived” because he feared ongoing public ridicule about his sighting, family pressure, and threats from – you guessed it – the FBI and modern UFO history’s first alleged “Man In Black.”

And if this is true, and you’ve always dismissed Maury Island as a confessed hoax, then everything you think you know about the Maury Island Incident is wrong!

Sixty-seven years ago today, Special Agent Wilcox wrote the memo that explained it all – download a PDF of it by clicking here.

We hope you come back during the next month to track the investigation with us. And please, enjoy the IndieFlix series by clicking here.

Steve Edmiston
Writer/Producer

Scott Schaefer
Director/Producer

Here’s what IndieFlix had to say about the film:

Before Roswell, there was the Maury Island Incident. We couldn’t be more excited to present our first Original Series.

Based on declassified FBI documents, The Maury Island Incident tells the incredible, tragic, and forgotten story of Harold Dahl, who on June 21, 1947, alleged a UFO sighting over Puget Sound, Washington. This sparked ‘the summer of the saucers,’ the modern era of UFO obsession, the first appearance of Men in Black and a governmental battle over UFO sighting jurisdiction reaching directly to FBI Executive Director J. Edgar Hoover.

What our staff has to say:

  • “We are so glad to be working with local filmmakers on this project and hope our customers will enjoy the series as much as we do.” – Ashley, Film Acquisitions Manager

  • “UFO sightings near Seattle? I can’t wait to watch this series!” – Sara, Marketing and Programming Coordinator

And here’s the first episode:

“The Maury Island Incident – Episode 1: An Honest Man” from The Maury Island Incident on Vimeo.

Some relevant links:

  • For a FREE two-week trial to IndieFlix (so you can watch the rest of the series), click here (then look for “Start 2 week trial” in the upper right corner).
  • To read a Q&A of the filmmakers on this new series, click here.
  • To “Like” the film on Facebook, click here.

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Aug. 17 – is a custom built home on a nice secluded lot.

This home has a desirable open floor plan with Master Suite on main floor.

Super clean kitchen with island, breakfast nook, French doors to large gorgeous deck, family room with gas fireplace, formal living room and dining room with designer touches.

Upper level offers Huge BONUS room, along with 3 additional bedrooms and full bath.

3-car garage, surround sound, storage galore, wood wrapped windows and more.

Must see to appreciate this quality home.

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

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 17, from 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 17234 43rd Lane S, SeaTac 98188

INFO:

  • List Price: $409,000
  • MLS Number: 635563
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1999
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,610
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,720

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings

Marketing remarks:

Better than new construction!

Custom built home on nice secluded lot.

Desirable open floor plan with Master Suite on main floor.

Super clean kitchen w/island, breakfast nook, French doors to large gorgeous deck, family room with gas fireplace, formal living room and dining room with designer touches.

Upper level offers Huge BONUS room, 3 additional bedrooms and full bath.

3 car garage, surround sound, storage galore, wood wrapped windows and more.

Must see to appreciate this quality home.

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

Bethel House Women’s Ministry, a non-profit faith based outreach program located in White Center, is seeking the public’s help to assist woman in need in our community.

“We believe women, whether homeless or living with an addiction are most vulnerable,” they said. “Our program offers housing, food, and spiritual nourishment. Ladies range from teens to seniors and come from all areas of Washington State.”

Bethel House rescues human trafficking victims, prostitution and domestic violence victims, and pick up women from detox facilities, under bridges, in alley’s, etc.

“There currently is a high demand for beds for women,” they added. “These women come to us with nothing but the clothes on their backs.”

Here’s more from an announcement:

THERE IS A DESPERATE NEED TO HELP WOMEN IN THIS COMMUNITY.

WHO ARE WE: Bethel House Women’s Ministry, White Center, a Non-profit faith based outreach program.

MISSION:
This ministry provides housing, food, and clothing on a daily basis. Crisis intervention to low income populations, lunch daily to homeless, provide services to special populations, counseling and intervention. We transport women to DSHS, CPS, classes, grocery shopping, court and doctor appts., work blessings and outreach for the homeless.

We pick up donations, we transport for work community blessings, helping the elderly or disabled with yard work. We do community outreach with home cooked chilli, breads, sandwiches, fruits, bottled water and fresh veggies. We hand out blankets, sweaters, socks, coats, shoes, etc. We provide furniture and household goods to families and individuals who are transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing.

We currently have 40 plus women in the program. These women have no income and/or are below poverty levels. We are in desperate need of funding and vehicles to continue helping our community. We do not receive any funds from any government agency. Please make it possible for these women to establish a safe and secure new household, while also helping restore their dignity and self sufficiency.

Your assistance will help the lives of hurting women, kids, and families. Many are “hopeless” situations: the high school drop out, the kid in jail, the neglected child, the friendless, the broken.

Everyone who works for this Ministry is a volunteer. We have a passion to do much more but we have limited funds.

The following are possible ways to help us get women and children off the streets:

  • Provide vehicle/s to transport ladies to appointments
  • Monthly gas cards… $50-100
  • Monthly pledge for utilities, maintenance, etc.
  • Sponsor a house ($500.00 monthly)
  • Dollars for Outreach to feed the homeless
  • Work blessings
  • One time donation
  • Bus or Light rail passes

ANY DONATION IS A TAX WRITE OFF, AS WE ARE NON-PROFIT.
If you have furniture, clothing, household good, etc. for a donation please contact Mark at 206-788-5378.

If you know someone who is homeless or dealing with addiction contact Karen at 206-300-6373.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Kathy at 206-963-6177 (cell) or Body of Christ Church, Bethel House Ministry, 1320 SW 102nd, Seattle (White Center), WA 98146, call 206-767-5555 or email at bodyofchristchurch@aol.com.

Police say that a man was stabbed in the back by another man after they were unable to enter a White Center bar early Thursday morning.

Deputies were still searching for the suspect, who is described as being 5’10″ tall, weighing around 160 lbs and wearing a mullet hairstyle.

The King County Sheriff’s Office says the two were in the 9600 block of 16th Ave SW around 1:22 a.m. Thrusday (Aug. 14) when the stabbing happened. The two men apparently knew each other, police added.

When officers arrived the victim was conscious but chose to not cooperate with investigators. The stabbing victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Hoppe pictWhiteWater Aquatics – formerly the Evergreen Pool – announced this week that they have hired Mike Hoppe as their new head coach.

Coach Hoppe has been a swim and water polo coach for over 20 years. He is an American Swim Coaches Association Level 4 Swim Coach, and a Silver Level US Water Polo coach. Coach Hoppe has developed many accomplished swimmers, such as high school “All Americans” and national level qualifiers with 1st place ranking on the National Top Times list. He also had the privilege of coaching for the US Virgin Islands on the island of St. Croix, and coached their National Team at the Pan American Games.

Coach Hoppe comes to the Seattle area from Redding, California where he was voted 2013 “Age Group Coach of the Year,” and one of his swimmers earned 15 Sierra Nevada LSC and 5 U.S. National Age Group records.

Coach Hoppe enjoys working with swimmers of all ages and abilities.

WhiteWater Aquatics Swim Team is a family-orientated year-round swim club that provides top-notch coaching, fun, fitness, and friendships for both swimmers and parents. WWA offers a progressive program for swimmers age 5 and up from novice to elite level swimmers.

Meet with our new Head Coach, Mike Hoppe, to discuss your swimming goals. Email Info@whitewateraquatics.com or visit whitewateraquatics.com to learn more about WhiteWater Aquatics Swim Team and to arrange a meeting with Coach Hoppe to discuss your swimming goals and a free 1-week trial.

WhiteWater Aquatics is located at 606 SW 116th Street in White Center.

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The 34th District Democrats will be holding a Dinner & Garden Party/Auction – “Luau at the Lake” – at the TAF Bethaday Community Learning Center at Lakewood Park/Hicks Lake on Friday, Aug. 15, starting at 6 p.m.

Member Donation/Admission:

  • Pre-Auction: $45 Individual/$80 Couple
  • At the Gate: $50 Individual/$90 Couple
  • Thru a Table Captain: $40 each

Includes a Luau Buffett, Refreshments and Surprises!

Professional Auctioneer and 40th LD Democratic Activist Tom Pasma will serve as the auctioneer.

To buy tickets, click here: https://34dems.ngpvanhost.com/form/5010396881538254592

Donations of quality items are also being requested – if you’d like to donate, or want to become a Table Captain, please contact Karen Chilcutt at (206) 935-3216 or kachilcutt37@gmail.com.

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Aug. 10 – is a fabulous 5-bedroom Des Moines view home with a reduced price!

Not only is this home in an excellent location, it boasts wonderful views of Puget Sound and the Mountains, and there is plenty of room for everyone and everything.

Enjoy the Gourmet Kitchen with huge bar for entertaining, along with a light, bright Dining Room that looks out to a gorgeous yard.

A Living Room with Fireplace leads to 3 Bedrooms on the main floor, plus a Master Suite with walk-in closet and full bath.

Upper level offers additional bedroom/office/den and huge family room.

This is a 1940 home that had updates and an addition added in 2002.

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 10: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 23130 Marine View Dr South, Des Moines, WA 98198

INFO:

  • List Price: $574,950
  • MLS Number: 664743
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,090
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 25,875

Site Features:

  • Cable TV
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Green House
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Shop
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Pantry

Marketing remarks:

Excellent Location! Fabulous Home! Wonderful Views of Sound and Mountains!

Plenty of Room for Everyone and Everything.

Enjoy the Gourmet Kitchen with Huge Bar for Entertaining, Light, Bright Dining Room looks out to Gorgeous Yard.

Glass Door to Sunny Deck for Relaxing.

Living Room with Fireplace leads to 3 Bedrooms on Main Floor plus Master Suite with Walk in Closet and Full Bath. Upper Level offers Additional Bedroom/Office/Den and Huge Family Room.

A 1940 home w/updates and addition in 2002!

All at a new, reduced price!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

With 266,539 ballots counted, the King County Elections Board released the first round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election, and it looks like the North Highline Fire District Prop. #1 will pass easily, and that all incumbents will move onto the Nov, election.

The state uses a “Top Two” two system for its primary election, with the top two candidates receiving the most votes advancing to the general election (NOTE: we have bold-faced the top two in each category who will next appear on the Nov. 4 ballot).

Here are the first results:

North Highline Fire District Proposition No. 1 (requires 60% yes vote to pass):

  • Yes: 1,016 • 69.83%
  • No: 439 • 30.17%

Legislative District No. 34 State Senator:

  • Sharon K. Nelson (Dem): 15,875 • 97.41%
  • Write-in: 422 • 2.59%

Legislative District No. 34 Representative Position No. 1:

  • Eileen L. Cody (Dem): 15,864 • 97.53%
  • Write-in: 402 • 2.47%

Legislative District No. 34 Representative Position No. 2:

  • Brendan B. Kolding (Dem): 3,569 • 19.86%
  • Joe Fitzgibbon (Dem): 14,134 • 78.65%

Legislative District No. 33 State Senator:

  • Marylin J. Taylor (Dcr): 1,664 • 12.40%
  • Karen Keiser (Dem): 6,908 • 51.49%
  • Martin Metz (Rep): 4,812 • 35.86%
  • Write-in: 33 • 0.25%

Legislative District No. 33 Representative Position No. 1:

  • Michael J. Siefkes (Rep): 4,886 • 36.56%
  • Tina Orwall (Dem): 8,446 • 63.19%
  • Write-in: 33 • 0.25%

Legislative District No. 33 Representative Position No. 2:

  • Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (Dem): 6,638 • 49.51%
  • Jeanette Burrage (Rep): 4,999 • 37.29%
  • Les Thomas (I): 1,738 • 12.96%
  • Write-in: 32 • 0.24%

Legislative District No. 11 Representative Position No. 1:

  • Zack Hudgins (Dem): 9,072 • 95.73%
  • Write-in: 405 • 4.27%

Legislative District No. 11 Representative Position No. 2:

  • Sarah Sanoy-Wright (Rep): 4,215 • 34.55%
  • Steve Bergquist (Dem): 7,957 • 65.22%
  • Write-in: 29 • 0.24%

City of Seattle Proposition No. 1 Seattle Park District:

  • For formation: 52,295 • 52.39%
  • Against formation: 47,526 • 47.61%

A free Solar Workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the White Center Salvation Army Center, located at 9050 16th Ave SW.

:Solarize with your community and receive a limited time group discount,” reads an announcement.

This program will be led by local nonprofits and neighborhood groups.

WHEN: Saturday, August 9, 10:30-noon.

WHERE: White Center Salvation Army Center, 9050 16th Avenue SW, Seattle

A free Webinar is also set for Tuesday, Aug. 26, from Noon-1 p.m..

To register, visit www.solarizewa.org or call 206-457-5403 / meghan@nwseed.org.

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Aug. 3 – is an exquisite North Hill home!

Every inch of this 3-bedroom 2-bath home has been transformed into a classic contemporary style.

The new kitchen boast stainless steel appliances, white quartz counter tops and ton’s of natural light.

The dining room has a large sliding glass door that opens to a deck perfect for summer Bar-B-Q’s!

The lower level has a rec room with fireplace, office area and large bonus room.

The large back yard has alley access and a parking pad for your boat or RV.

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

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 3: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 20730 3rd Ave S., Des Moines 98198

INFO:

  • List Price: $350,000
  • MLS Number: 658019
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1958
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,980
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,500

Site Features:

  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Patio

Marketing remarks:

Exquisite North Hill Home!

Every inch of this 3 bedroom 2 bath home has been transformed in classic contemporary style!

The new kitchen boast stainless steel appliances, white quartz counter tops and tons of natural light.

The dining room has a large sliding glass door that opens to a deck perfect for summer Bar-B-Q’s!

The lower level has a rec room with fireplace, office area and large bonus room.

The large back yard has alley access and a parking pad for your boat or RV.

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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