The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a body was found in a suitcase near an apartment complex located at S. 204th Street and 30th Ave S. in SeaTac Monday morning (July 27) – the second body found in a suitcase since May.

Police say this most recent body was originally discovered around 8:30 a.m. at the apartment complex by a worker.

Read the full story here.

Here’s episode #12 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway; Burien Arts Gallery burglarized; fireworks over Fireworks in Normandy Park; Jack Mayne Commentary on the Burien council + more…:

Please subscribe to our Podcast, hear previous episodes and rate us on iTunes here!

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, July 26 – is a fabulous Normandy Park 4 (or 5) bedroom, 5-bath home on 1/2 an acre!

Walk to Marvista Elementary from this house, which has a versatile open floor plan that rotates around an updated kitchen.

Formal living and dining or casual eating bar off the kitchen and family room makes this home comfortable for casual or formal entertaining.

Large master suite with 5-piece bath.

Huge Mother in law/Nanny suite with separate entrance.

3-car garage with additional RV parking…AND a private back yard with all year round hot tub cabana!

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, July 26, from 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 19660 Marine View Dr SW, Normandy Park 98166 (MAP)

INFO:

  • List Price: $700,000
  • MLS Number: 820921
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4.75
  • Year Built: 1985
  • Square Footage: 4,000
  • Lot Square Footage: 21,500

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Loft
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk In Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Marketing remarks:

Walk to Marvista Elementary!

Fabulous Normandy Park 4 or 5 bedroom, 5 bath home on 1/2 acre property!

Versatile open floor plan that rotates around an update kitchen.

Formal living and dining or casual eating bar off the kitchen and family room makes this home comfortable for casual or formal entertaining.

Large master suite with 5 piece bath.

Huge Mother in law/Nanny suite with separate entrance. 3 car garage with additional RV parking.

Private back yard with all year round hot tub cabana.

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

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Robbins and Company Has TWO IMMEDIATE Positions Available!

About Our Company:
Robbins and Company is the LEADER in foundation repair and drainage for Washington State, and you will be trained on our state-of-the-art specialized foundation and drainage products. Our website can be found atwww.robbinsfoundationsystems.com and you can search for us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We have been awarded the #1 Foundation Repair Dealer for our region since 2007. We have also been once awarded the #1 National Dealer in total sales.

We have achieved this goal by consistently providing strong customer service, honesty, and quality to our customers. After 63 years in business in the Seattle Area, we pride ourselves in honesty and integrity and the quality of our products. We also have the best staff in the industry behind the products we offer and install.

TOP PRODUCER NEEDED IN SALES
If you have the character or experience of a Top producing sales professional – we may want to talk with you. We are looking for someone with the drive and desire to be the BEST at what they do, and love doing it with passion.

Whether you’re young or old, we’ll train you on our system for success with our company.

Criteria Needed from You:

  • Highly motivated, self-disciplined and driven
  • Some prior sales experience or training in sales
  • Some prior construction experience or basic construction knowledge
  • Good grammar, spelling and legible handwriting in order to compose written estimates in the field and computer estimate in the office
  • Must have knowledge of computers and programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, etc. Our proposals are generated with Microsoft Excel and imported to customer database software called ACT.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License, must be insurable and must be able to provide driving record for past 3 years
  • Able to work varying hours from 8 am – 7 pm. If you can’t be flexible in hours to meet our customers’ needs please do not apply.
  • Able to work varying days from Sun – Sat. If you can’t work weekends to meet our customers’ needs please do not apply.

Min Hours: 40
Max Hours: 60

Our Salespeople Receive:

  1. Qualified Customer Leads (no prospecting)
  2. Vehicle transportation and equipment to and from appointments
  3. Company issued laptop
  4. Company issued cell phone
  5. Training on our foundation repair and drainage products and their best use
  6. Knowledgeable office staff to collaborate with you
  7. A fun but fast-paced work environment

Compensation:

  • Hourly: Hourly positions start at $17.00/hr with option to go straight commission at any time
  • Commission: Commissioned positions can exceed $100K annually depending on your strengths and abilities

Benefits and Perks
We provide a car for transportation from our facility in Burien to your customer appointments. After 90 days, you’re eligible for Medical, Dental and Vision. Hourly employees are eligible for vacation and Simple IRA after one (1) full year of employment.

Please email with your resume attached to be considered for an interview. We will reach out to you if it’s likely you’re a good match for our needs. Otherwise, you may drop off your resume M – F between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to apply in person. Our address is 818 SW 142nd Street, Burien, WA 98166.

QUALITY LABORERS NEEDED
We’re needing to hire TWO dependable and responsible laborers. Most work is in the area of foundation stabilization, foundation piering, digging and slab jacking. (Experience is not required.)

Qualifications:

  • English as a 1st or 2nd language
  • Able to lift 100 lbs on a regular basis
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Able and available to work weekends
  • Able and available to work out of town and possibly stay overnight if needed on occasional projects

Compensation depends on experience, and benefits include Medical, Dental and Vision after 90 days.

NOTE: Applicant will need to provide a current (within the last month) 3 year driving abstract from the Department of Licensing when submitting application. If this is not received with the application – it will not be accepted.

Please email resume to info@robbinsandco.com with headline “Labor Position” to be considered for an interview.

[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to editor@b-townblog.com!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11

The Bears played four games this past weekend. The first was Friday July 17, 2015 against the Everett Merchants. The Bears played well but could not seem to score, losing 2-6.

One exciting play during the game was when a Merchant ran into #8 Brice McCulloch at home and was called out. I missed the tumble but I got the umpire calling the player out.

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#14 Moore at bat getting an RBI.

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Signing trading cards after the game.

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Kids running the bases after the game.

The Bears let kids run the bases afterwards and the whole team signed baseball trading cards for them.

The Bears lost on Saturday against the Thurston County Senators.

The last two home games of the season are this coming weekend – Friday, July 24 against the Seattle Studs, and Saturday, July 25 against the Northwest Honkers. The Bears will finish their season on the road.

South King Media is proud to have been a founding Sponsor of the Bears, and we are thrilled that Isabel was able to take such amazing photos all season!

Game statistics for the Bears can be found at:

https://gc.com/game-5566927b5e6b3800221284cf

There are several more photos at https://www.facebook.com/HighlineBearsbyIsabel

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H
Age 11

Tickets are available at the gate (their full schedule is here).

For more info, or to buy season tickets, visit http://highlinebears.com.

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This Certificate from the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth was given out to White Center businesses which did *not* sell tobacco to underage youths.

‘Reward and Reminder’ is a project undertaken by the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth, in conjunction with King County Alcohol and Other Drug Programs and the King County Tobacco Prevention Program, designed to gauge if local retailers who sell tobacco products are adhering to laws regarding selling tobacco items to underage customers.

The first stage of the project involved high school students, together with an adult mentor, visiting retail outlets to see if they were showing tobacco use warning labels. In all cases, retailers either showed the labels and/or requested updated versions.

The second phase involved a team of high school students from Highline High School, again together with an adult mentor, visiting the 21-retail stores in White Center who sell tobacco products and attempting to purchase a pack of cigarettes. The high school student entered the store and asked to purchase cigarettes. If the retailer asked for ID and refused to sell to the student, the student would leave and return with an adult mentor. The mentor then explained to the retailer what they were doing, thanked them for adhering to the law, gave them a certificate of thanks and a Starbucks gift card to the cashier who handled the transaction.

If a retailer did not ask for ID, the student would “change their mind” and leave the store. The adult mentor would then enter the store, explain to the cashier what had just happened and that this was part of a community survey, assured them they would not be reported to the Liquor Control Board, but reminded them to check for ID’s in the future.

“Of the 21-stores surveyed, only one store failed to ask for ID, a great reflection on the community and retailers who sell tobacco products,” said Rudy Garza, Coalition Coordinator.

Here’s episode #11 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

White Center good samaritan shooting victim identified; SeaTac zoning issues; Ambaum gunfight likely gang related; Burien thief escapes on four new tires; Comment of the Week & more:

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Edward “Eddie” E. Grant, 51. Photo from his Facebook page.

The good samaritan who was tragically shot and killed in White Center Tuesday morning (July 14) has been identified by the King County Medical Examiners Office as Edward “Eddie” Earl Grant, 51.

As we previously reported, Grant was fatally shot near the 10600 block of 14th Ave SW after he tried to intervene in a robbery.

He died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The shooting suspect escaped, and is still at large. He was described as a black male wearing a dark hoodie, shorts, and a red mask.

According to a Facebook post, there will be a candlelight service for Grant tonight (Friday, July 17) at 9 p.m. at the Coronado Springs Apartment Homes, located at 1400 SW 107th Street.

Here’s more info from that post:

“We will be gathering at the Coronado Springs Apartment complex where Eddy lived. This is to be a peaceful event to remember Eddy & nothing else. Depending on cooperation from the complex managment, we may have to move the vigil to the Steven Cox Memorial park directly behind the complex.

Although we are all grieving & in tremendous pain from the loss of our beloved angel, this is not the time to verbalize or demonstrate our need for retaliation.

Donations will be accepted to aide Henrietta in expenses brought during this painful & difficult time. Donations are to only be recieved by Kandi, Tim Lutes,Timberly,Henrietta & myself.

We all loved Eddy, & he loved all of us. So please remember that this is not the time, nor the place for hostility. You will be asked to leave if you are interrupting the memorial. So please, be respectful of everyone there, as well as the property.

If possible, please park across the street at the park to avoid giving tenants or the managment a reason to cause problems. We expect quite a large turn out.

If you would like to assist in planning, setting up or donating to the family or for supplies for the Vigil please contact myself, Ashley Lutes at (206)271-3143 or Kandi at (206)556-0629. We will both be on site at 8:30. A half hour previous to the event beginning.”

Also, a website has been set up to raise money for his memorial:

http://www.gofundme.com/z2ak29hw

Here are some comments left by friends on Grant’s Facebook page:

This is kandi, Eddy’s best friend, and one of the countless suffering the excruciating loss of the most honorable, loyal, quietly heroic, trustworthy, caring, kind, empathetic, cherished men, I’ve personally ever met.
Eddy died with great purpose and intent – in defense of a human.
It would not have mattered to Eddy if that human was family or not – because to Eddy, any one overpowered, unjustly being brought to harm, or even just out numbered or undersized, (TO DEFEND THE MEEK, THE WEAK AND THE JUST), isn’t simply a part of who Eddy is, but defines his character as a man.
He was there for you, for them, for us.
For all of us who knew Eddy’s life history, we know he knew between right & between wrong (as defined by righteousness of the world we live in).
Not only does Eddy exemplify the character of a hero, he defines it with his last breath.
Eddy stood up & said,
“NO, NOT ON MY WATCH.”
And it sure seemed like he must have always been watching because he was always there..he always just knew when & where he was needed.
Eddy stood in the face of feeling fear, knowing only the one he stood for needed help.
In his death he has shown every one what right is, what courage is, and what heroism means.
In doing so he has granted every one of us an opportunity to change their lives – an opportunity to begin a change which quite possibly could change the world-
BE A HUMAN – STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR WHATS RIGHT.
Be the courageous hero our friend is!!
I love you Eddy. Damn it man! You left too soon! Idk the way to the moon. –kandi su
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To the one that pulled the trigger:
Whether you are in jail or outside; know WE ARE COMING;
You’ve undoubtedly begun to understand that now.
I am sorry for your loss – for your family’s loss – I’ve no doubt you regret the decision you made now that you are beginning to comprehend the consequences.
Again, I am sorry for your family’s loss – for your loss.

“You were always a good man and a real friend. So many times I called you for help and you were there no matter what! I love you always and will be missing you! Xoxo!”

“Eddy Lived and died the Warrior that he was…we can only hope all you guys out there where Paying Attention!!!!”

“Rest in peace good buddy I know we’ll see you in heaven you were always one of the good guys just without the right opportunities. — feeling emotional.”

“Thank you for every smile you gave me, every joke you told, every piece of knowledge you provided me. I thank you. Abby and I willl miss you dearly. What am I supposed to do without her godfather around to protect her when she grows up? I’m so proud of you for always standing up for those that couldn’t and for what you believed in. Thank you for being my friend. Much love to your wife and children. Rest In Paradise my friend, our protector”

More comments on Grant can be found on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eddy.grant2

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, July 18 – is a great Des Moines waterfront view condo!

Enjoy a waterfront community with restaurants, Marina and fun events, as well as amazing sunsets, sound, mountain & territorial views from a modern, updated condo!

This spacious home has a great open floor plan, an updated kitchen, newer dishwasher and warm beautiful wood cabinets.

It opens to large living and dining rooms with additional space for an office – all facing a wall of view windows!

The master suite has a view of Mt Rainier, large closet, double sinks and shower.

Newer washer/dryer, private garage & storage.

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, July 18, from 2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 22215 6th Ave S. Unit #306, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP)

INFO:

  • List Price: $230,000
  • MLS Number: 774918
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Square Footage: 1,215

Site Features:

  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Top Floor

Appliances that Stay:

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Range/Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer

Marketing remarks:

Des Moines waterfront community w/restaurants, Marina & fun events!

Amazing sunsets, Sound, mountain & territorial views from modern, updated condo!

This spacious home has a great open floor plan, an updated kitchen, newer dishwasher & warm beautiful wood cabinets.

It opens to a lg living & dining rooms w/additional space for an office…all facing a wall of view windows!

The master suite has a Mt Rainier view, lg closet, double sinks & shower.

Newer W/D, private garage & storage.

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to editor@whitecenterblog.com!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11

I caught the Bears at the White Center Jubilee Days Carnival and Fireworks show Wednesday night (July 15) helping out.

Buntly and the players were kept busy with fans before the fireworks – they were handing out game tickets and trading cards. Their rookie baseball trading cards are awesome, I can’t wait to finish collecting them from all the players and get them signed at the games this weekend!

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:

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Buntly with fans waiting their turn.

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#11 Wesener and #33 Terrell are really magical.

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Part of the team after the fireworks show.

Game statistics for the Bears can be found at:

https://gc.com/game-5566927b5e6b3800221284cf

There are several more photos at https://www.facebook.com/HighlineBearsbyIsabel

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H
Age 11

Tickets are available at the gate (their full schedule is here).

For more info, or to buy season tickets, visit http://highlinebears.com.

Here’s what’s going on at Jubilee Days:

SATURDAY, JULY 18TH:
11 a.m.: Car Show
Street Fair with local food, craft and art vendors
Kids Center
Carnival
Beer Garden

Main Stage Bands:
12:00: DJ T-Top
1:30: Tuck Foster and the Mossrites @tuckfosterandthemossrites
4:45: The Black Chevy’s The Black Chevys
7:15: The Salaem Band
8:30: The EriAm Sisters
9:30: Priest

Family Stage:
11:00: Mr Mario
12:00: Rob Stuverud
1:00: Scott Sparling Giggleworks
1:30: BT Rhythm
2:00: Fred the Juggler
2:30: Louie Foxx Louie Foxx
3:00: Rob Stuverud
3:30: Hard Days Night Beatles Band
4:30: Scott Sparling Giggleworks
5:00: Fred the Juggler
6:00: Louie Foxx BT Rhythm

SUNDAY JULY 19TH:
7:30AM-1:00PM: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Holy Family School (19th and Roxbury) $7. Children under 5 are free.
11:00AM: Parade
Street Fair with local food, craft and art vendors
Kids Center
Carnival
Beer Garden

Main Stage Bands:
11:00: DJ T-Top
12:15: Ian McFeron
1:30: Dead Letter
2:45-5:00: Rat City Rocks! Local White Center Band Showcase:
Princess Princess
Twisting Fate Twisting Fate
Pig Snout Pig Snout
5:30: HELL’S BELLES (All female AC/DC band)

Family Stage:
12:00: Reptile Man www.reptileman.com
1:30: Deano
2:30: Ballet Folklorico Citlali
3:00: BT Rhythm and the Mr. Mario Show
3:30: Auburn Dance and Music Center
4:00: Deano
5:00: Aubun Dance and Music Center
6:00: The Mr. Mario Show

For more information, visit http://jubileedays.org.

NOTE: This post was updated with new information at 9:36 p.m. on July 14, 2015:

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 51-year-old man was fatally shot in White Center around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morning (July 14), after apparently trying to break up a robbery.

Police were called to the area near the Cornonado Springs apartment complex, near the 10600 block of 14th Ave SW (map below), in response to a report of a man who had been shot. When deputies arrived, they secured the scene for aid, who began working on the victim. Medics were not able to save the victim, who was shot once in the chest.

Witnesses reported that the shooting suspect fled on foot. A perimeter was set up, and a K9 unit tracked south but was unsuccessful in locating the shooter. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a dark hoodie, shorts, and a red mask.

The original robbery victim was not on scene when deputies arrived, and it is unknown if he was injured. Detectives do not know if there is a relationship between the original robbery victim and the shooting victim or if they were strangers. Detectives also believe there is only one suspect involved in this shooting.

Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses in an effort to understand what happened and why.

Anyone with information on this robbery and homicide is urged to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296.3311.

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