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A suspect on a motorcycle attempting to elude police crashed into the back of a truck and died Thursday evening (March 5) near Boulevard Park, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say they were serving a warrant at a home in South Seattle at about 6 p.m., and report that as they were pulling up to the residence, a man jumped on a motorcycle and sped away.

The suspect reportedly hit speeds of around 110 MPH before losing control and slamming into a Chevy Silverado near the intersection of 1st Avenue South and S. 112th Street.

The motorcyclist was a 39-year old male.

There were no injuries to the driver or passengers in the truck.

Police say they were not pursuing the motorcycle prior to the collision.

As we get more information, we’ll update this post.

Here are some relevant Tweets about this incident:

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Congratulations to the winners of Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest, including:

  • Stuart Steadman: Top Producer, Top Lister, President’s Circle Gold
  • Molly Schramm: President’s Circle, Most Inspirational
  • Ameet Prasad: President’s Circle
  • Caren Gibson: Leading Edge
  • Tay Krull: Leading Edg
  • Nalani Young: Leading Edge
  • Dianna Hinderlie: Honor Society
  • Calvin Mark: Honor Society
  • Ron Younking: Honor Society
  • Tami Miller: Honor Society, Outstanding Srvice
  • Colin McCabe: Honor Society
  • Drew Clark: Rookie of the Year
  • Tim Bower/Sunny Tumber: Professional Development

To see the latest local listings or open houses, click here.

And be sure to “Like” BHHS on Facebook here.

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WestSide Baby supporters pose for a photo at the 2015 Benefit Tea. The event raised more than $315,000.

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WestSide Baby supporters raise their bid cards to make gifts at the 2015 Benefit Tea March 1. This year’s Tea was WestSide Baby’s largest event since opening its doors in 2001.

Local non-profit WestSide Baby welcomed a sold-out crowd of more than 600 supporters to its 14th-Annual Benefit Tea at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center March 1, raising more than $315,000.

The funds will play a crucial role in helping WestSide Baby provide essentials to more than 27,000 children in need across King County this year.

The 2015 Tea highlighted the need that is often hidden from sight in our community, as struggling families often try to conceal their challenges. The event was also a celebration of WestSide Baby’s merger with St. Joseph’s Baby Corner in 2014, which resulted in a drastic increase in service to children living in poverty in the central Seattle area. WestSide Baby continues the work of the Baby Corner – which had been based in Capitol Hill – at its Central Branch at 23rd and Jackson in the Central District.

“This year’s Tea was a wonderful success, thanks to our supporters’ great generosity,” WestSide Baby Executive Director Nancy Woodland said. “Though we will make a larger impact this year than we ever have, we will only reach a small fraction of the children in King County who need our support. Together with our community, we can reach these children and ensure they have the essentials they need and deserve to grow up safe, warm and dry.”

There are 10,000 children under the age of 3 living in poverty in King County. WestSide Baby will distribute more than 1 million diapers to children in King County this year, though this is not nearly enough to meet the community’s need, as these children need 22 million diapers this year to stay dry.

The 2015 Tea marks WestSide Baby’s largest event since opening its doors in 2001. The Benefit Tea is one of WestSide Baby’s three major annual events, alongside the Stuff the Bus diaper drive in July and the Cocktail Benefit in September. Learn more about the Tea at https://wsbaby.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/AnnualTea2015/tabid/569693/Default.aspx.

About WestSide Baby: WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. In 2014, WestSide Baby distributed more than $2 million in goods to children up to size 12 serving more than 27,000 local children. By partnering with over 120 established social service agencies, we are able to focus simply on the items children need to thrive while trained professionals can address other issues to give families a hand in a time of need.

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Groundbreaking for the new White Center Library – to be located at 1409 SW 107th Street – is set for Thursday, March, 19 at 3 p.m.

The current White Center branch, which was opened in 1976, is located at 11220 16th Ave SW, just on the northern edge of Burien’s city limits. The new location will be in the unincorporated area, just to the east and behind Yarington’s Funeral Home.

The planning and design process – being done by Architect NBBJ – is underway for a new 10,000 square foot library, which the King County Library System says will have “more materials, computers, wireless access, and space for children and teens.”

More info on this new facility is available at the KCLS website here (PDF file).

Here are some renderings/drawings of the new building (click images to see larger versions):

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WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday from Noon–3 p.m. – is a classic Daylight/Basement rambler in Burien!

This home is spacious inside, with 2600 square feet, and 3 or 4 bedrooms.

Close to freeways and shopping, minutes to downtown, this home has refinished hardwood floors, updated Kitchen, newer roof, new carpet, new interior paint, and new flooring in bathrooms.

Large entertainment/BBQ deck overlooks a spacious yard with great territorial views.

The downstairs is HUGE!

Den/Bonus room, Family room, 4th/MIL possible and lots of storage – hurry on this one!

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, Feb. 28 and Sunday, Mar. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 14441 5th Ave S Burien, WA 98168

INFO:

  • List Price: $299,950
  • MLS Number: 747814
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1958
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,600
  • Lot Square Footage: 8,951

Site Features:

  • Cable TV
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Garage-Attached

Marketing remarks:

Don’t street appraise! This home is priced to sell!

Classic Daylight/Basement rambler is spacious inside, 2600 sq ft 3 or 4BR.

Close to fwys & shopping, minutes to downtown, refinished hardwood floors, updated Kitchen, newer roof, new carpet, new interior paint, & new flooring in bathrooms.

Large entertainment/BBQ deck overlooking spacious yard w/great territorial views.

Downstairs is HUGE!

Den/Bonus room, Family room, 4th/MIL possible and lots of storage! Hurry on this!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

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We’ve been serving as Mentors to students at Burien’s Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we’re proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern.

Sterling – who turns 16 today (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) – is a resident of Des Moines, and as a gift to her we’re posting an Ad for her face painting business.

Here’s her “Blogvertorial” story with more info:

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As a very generous birthday gift, my Mentor Scott gave me an Ad for my business:

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Some of you may know me as South King Media’s new Intern, and some of you may recognize me from other places. Every year from June to October, I spend my Saturdays at the Des Moines Farmers Market as their exclusive face painter. I’ve been doing this for the past 6 years.

Right now though, I’m off season. I’ve done birthday parties for all ages. Painting faces and painting on a canvas is really different and I like painting on faces because you can see your art work come to life. I am very local and the kids know me. So who knows, maybe your kid already knows me.

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So please email me to figure out a price!

Thank You,
Sterling Paris

sterling@southkingmedia.com

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Look deep into Sterling’s animated eye…

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WestSide Baby will host its 14th-Annual Benefit Tea on Sunday, March 1, raising funds to provide essentials to local children in need.

The Tea, held at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, marks WestSide Baby’s largest event of the year, with more than 600 supporters gathering for a lively afternoon of tea and philanthropic inspiration.

The 2015 Tea centers on need in our community that is often kept hidden from sight, and understanding how together we can help children grow up safe and healthy. Raising Change President and CEO Kathy LeMay will highlight the afternoon with a keynote address focusing on the role of compassion in philanthropy. LeMay’s work has taken her around the world, fighting for human rights and social justice.

The Tea offers guests an opportunity to give and many opportunities to walk away with gift packages, including roundtrip airfare for two on Alaska Airlines. WestSide Baby will also sell hand-crafted glass “BabyCakes,” created by Avalon Glassworks, with one hiding a $1,000 diamond and white gold pendant compliments of Wyatt’s Jewelers.

“This year we celebrate our increased impact and embrace our recent merger with St. Joseph’s Baby Corner in Capitol Hill. Across King County, poverty is growing and most of us do not realize the challenges families face right in our own neighborhoods,” WestSide Baby Executive Director Nancy Woodland said. “Families don’t always advertise when they are struggling and need help. The infant behind you may be sitting in a wet diaper and living out of a car with her parents, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at her. These are our neighbors, and by getting these children the essentials they deserve, they will grow up safe, warm and dry, and their parents won’t be forced to choose between buying diapers and paying rent.”

The Benefit Tea marks one of WestSide Baby’s three major annual events, alongside the Stuff the Bus diaper drive in July and the Cocktail Benefit in September. Learn more about the Tea at:

https://wsbaby.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/AnnualTea2015/tabid/569693/Default.aspx

Here are the details:

WHAT: WestSide Baby’s Annual Benefit Tea

WHERE: Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd., Seattle, WA, 98188

WHEN: 2-4:30pm Sunday, March 1, 2015

TICKETS: $40 each/$300 for table of 10/$600 for VIP table of 10 (includes preferred seating and party favor)
Purchase tickets at: https://wsbaby.ejoinme.org/?tabid=569694

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About WestSide Baby
WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. In 2014, WestSide Baby distributed more than $2 million in goods to children up to size 12 serving more than 27,000 local children. By partnering with over 120 established social service agencies, we are able to focus simply on the items children need to thrive while trained professionals can address other issues to give families a hand in a time of need.

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday from 1–4 p.m. – is a move-in ready, one-bedroom condo in the Viewcrest Community priced at just $129,950!

This 2006 built, two-level condo has its own garage and utility room.

It’s also got a nice view deck.

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, Feb. 22: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 4035 S 212th Ct., Unit D, SeaTac, WA 98198

INFO:

  • List Price: $129,950
  • MLS Number: 744774
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Approximate House SqFt: 802

Site Features:

  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Oven
  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Insulated Windows
  • Top Floor

Marketing remarks:

Move-in Ready! Viewcrest Community!

2006 Built two-level condo with its own garage and utility room.Nice view deck.1 bedroom, 1 bath.

Seller will finance qualified buyers:owner occupied 5% down, non owner 20% down, 3.99% interest, 30 yr fixed no closing costs except pre-paids and insurance.Subject to underwriting and credit approval.

1 year basic Fidelity Home Warranty Included.

Form 35P required for all pre-inspections.

Sold as-is, buyer has right to inspect, but no repairs will be made by seller.

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday (Feb. 19) announced 36 grants that will support grassroot projects and activities in unincorporated areas, such as summer music festivals, neighborhood cleanups and local food banks.

White Center will receive a grant, with the money earmarked for community festivals.

The grants – which range up to $5,000 each for a total of $60,000 – support existing activities led by community organizations and are part of King County’s Community Service Area Program.

“Volunteers and neighborhood organizations are taking action to make their communities safer, cleaner, and more vibrant,” said Executive Constantine. “These grants will reinforce their grassroot efforts, which create a sense of community in our unincorporated areas.”

The grants offer residents in the county’s seven Community Service Areas a chance to participate and be more connected in their unincorporated area communities. Activities must be accessible to all residents regardless of race, income, or language spoken. Examples of grant-funded projects include:

  • Community festivals in White Center.
  • Neighborhood safety events in Four Creeks and Fairwood communities.
  • Restoring the Music in the Park series in the Upper Bear Creek area.
  • Ongoing river-related projects in Fall City.
  • Reflective address signs for the Hobart community.
  • Support for food banks in the Snoqualmie Valley and Vashon Island.
  • Park planning for the Preston community.
  • Youth support in West Hill, White Center and Enumclaw areas.

“This year’s 55 applications for Community Engagement Grants supporting unincorporated residents set a new record for community interest,” said Alan Painter, manager of the Community Service Area Program. “These proposals show the care that residents have for their neighborhoods.”

More information on the grant program and the Executive’s work to strengthen King County’s connection with unincorporated area residents can be found at http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/community-service-areas.aspx.

The KING Aquatic Club, a USA Swimming Gold Medal Swim Club, will be launching a new site at the Evergreen Community Aquatic Center (ECAC) in White Center starting on Monday, Feb. 16.

Established in 1966, King Aquatic Club (KING) is the premier youth sports program in the Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan area. KING is a USA Swimming year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for swimmers of all ages and abilities. As a member club of Pacific Northwest Swimming and a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club, the goal of KING is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability. From beginners to Olympians and everyone in between, we create an environment where excellence is inevitable and fun!

Coaching at the new site will be long time local coach/swimmer Molly Larson, we are excited to have Molly on board to be part of the KING Family. The schedule and programs offered at ECAC will be as follows:

  • PG (our entry level group to the team)
    Mon/Weds/Fri 4:30-5:45P hour in the water 15 mins dry land
    Sunday 10:30-11:45A Newport
  • Age-Group
    Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri 5-7p 1.5 hours in the water 30 mins dry land
    Saturday combined with the rest of the team
    Sunday 10:15-11:45A Newport
  • POWER (introductory 15-18 “senior” group)
    Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30P
    Sat off
    Sun 9:15-10:45A Newport

New members will have their February training fees prorated for the month and if they are currently USA Swimming members will have their administration fees adjusted.

606 SW 116th Street

206.588.2297

ecacpool@gmail.com

For more information, visit http://www.evergreenpool.org/Home.jsp?team=cmwaecac.

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Feb. 10) Special Election were released at 8:04 p.m., and the early tallies show that the Highline School District Levy is passing with a 57.47% approval, while the Bond is struggling with just under 54% approval.

Proposition No. 1 (the Levy) requires a simple majority, while Proposition No. 2 (the Bond) requires a 60% yes vote “with a minimum turnout of 12,572.”

With 17,572 counted, here are the first returns:

Highline School District No. 401 Proposition No. 1 (requires simple majority):

  • Yes: 9981 57.47%
  • No: 7386 42.53%

Highline School District No. 401 Proposition No. 2 (requires 60% supermajority/12,572 turnout):

  • Approved: 9413 53.94%
  • Rejected: 8037 46.06%

The next round of results will be released at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, so check back then…