Here’s episode #38 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, 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:

Weekly Recap for Feb. 12-14, 2016: Police seeking armed robbery suspect; big drug bust in Burien; boom truck makes ‘Downtown Burien’ sign go boom; Puget Sound Weather Geek forecast; Jack Mayne says that SeaTac Mayor Rick Forschler should resign; ‘The Final Take’ & more…

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A 2-alarm fire hit an auto shop at 11060 1st Ave South in White Center (map below) on Saturday, Feb. 13, shortly after 1 p.m.

No word yet on the cause.

As we gather more information, we’ll update this post…

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY and SUNDAY, is an impressive, newly constructed, two-story, 5-bedroom home with nine-foot ceilings on the main floor along with plenty of natural light.

Located in Westwood Highlands, this home has 5 bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms, a 3-car garage, mud room and den (or 5th bedroom).

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room, great room, media room, along with an outdoor living space perfect for accessing the large yard.

Upstairs master suite has a five-piece bathroom and walk-in closet.

Upstairs laundry.

Ideal location!

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

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Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Both SATURDAY, Feb. 13, and SUNDAY, Feb. 14 from 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 20006 6th Ave S., Des Moines 98198 (MAP)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 893796
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,391
  • Lot Square Footage: 8,304

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-In Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Marketing Remarks:

Westwood Highlands!

Impressive new construction two story home offers nine-foot ceilings with eight foot doors on main floor & plenty of natural light.

5 bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms, 3 car garage,mud room and den (or 5th bedroom).

Main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room, great room, media room, outdoor living space perfect for accessing large yard.

Upstairs master suite has five piece bathroom and walk-in closet.

Upstairs laundry.

Ideal location.

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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Registration is open for the White Center 5K Walk and Run fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, March 26, starting at 9 a.m. at White Center Heights Park.

The theme this year is SUPERHEROES – come with your cape and everything superhero related as we celebrate heroes of White Center.

“Contribute to local nonprofits, see the neighborhood, and participate in a fun activity with your friends, neighbors, and family!” reads an announcement.

Proceeds benefit the Yes! Foundation of White Center, White Center Food Bank, and the White Center Community Development Association.

The 5K Walk and Run has these main objectives:

  1. Promote the positive and diverse culture that thrives in White Center
  2. Promote a healthy lifestyle
  3. Support local White Center businesses
  4. Unify the White Center Community

In conjunction with these objectives organizers hope to raise money for three long time organizations devoted to empowering the White Center community:

White Center Community Development Association
http://www.wccda.org/
The mission of the White Center Community Development Association (White Center CDA) is to promote a vibrant neighborhood and high quality of life for White Center residents and stakeholders through the development of authentic leadership opportunities, and community-led, neighborhood initiatives.  We acccomplish this through our three lines of business: neighborhood revitalization, family development, and community building.

YES Foundation of White Center
http://www.yfwc.org/
The YES foundation of White Center exists to address the social, economic, educational, physical, and spiritual needs of youth in the White Center area. By developing programs and partnering with other organizations, we provide kids with positive role models and powerful life experiences to encourage their hope and vision for the future.

White Center Food Bank
http://www.whitecenterfoodbank.org/
The White Center Food Bank (WCFB) began in the mid-1970’s as an emergency response to assist struggling families and individuals in the greater White Center and Highline areas during a major economic downturn. The Mission of the White Center Food Bank is to minimize hunger, while nourishing community, nurturing self-reliance and embracing our rich cultural diversity.

Come join us on Saturday, March 26th at 8:00AM!

Race Schedule:

  • 8:00 Doors Opens to the public
  • 8:45 Warm-Up Activity
  • 9:00 Racers Begin
  • 9:10 Walkers Begin
  • 10:00 Entertainment, Race Winners Announced

Registration includes a free T-SHIRT!

The course is pet friendly, stroller friendly, and wheelchair accessible.

Questions?  Email whitecenter5k@gmail.com

Registrations are being accepted now at www.whitecenter5k.brownpapertickets.com.

 

The King County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify the person responsible for an armed robbery at a gas station on Roxbury Street in White Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2:

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The suspect is described as an unknown race male in his 20s, wearing a black sweatshirt and jeans, along with a black ball cap.

He was armed with a shotgun when he entered the store at about 2:45 a.m.

Persons with information regarding this case are encouraged to call Detective Belford at (206) 255-9750.

“Please share this post far and wide so we can lock this armed robber up!” police said.

Here’s episode #37 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, 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:

Weekly Video Recap for the weekend of Feb. 5-7, 2016: Activist drops request for public records; President Obama cites Highline Public Schools; Puget Sound Weather Geek says a change is in forecast; Jack Mayne Commentary on homelessness; ‘The Final Take’ & more…

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

Robbins & Co. is looking to hire an Office Assistant at their Burien office:

  • Compensation: Starting at $16-$18 DOE
  • Employment type: full-time

Office assistant needed for small family-owned construction company that has been in business since 1952 and is located in Burien.

Join our happy team of 30 employees.

Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

We offer a competitive salary and complete benefits.

Our company has a very low turnover rate.

We are looking for an applicant with the following skills and mindset:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Good proofreading skills
  • Pays attention to detail and accuracy
  • Works independently and takes initiative to stay busy
  • Thrives in a small office environment and wears several hats
  • Answers phones and communicates in a friendly manner while working in a hectic and busy environment
  • Must be an optimistic, independent thinker who wants to be a “team” player
  • Knowledge of double entry accounting, ACT sales management software, payroll and job costing is a plus but we are willing to train the right person.

Please no phone calls.

You may respond by sending a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please explain:

  • Why you would thrive in a small office environment with a family owned business
  • A time when you learned a new skill or job function effectively
  • A time when you effectively multi-tasked in a busy environment
  • A time when you spoke to an upset customer and helped them recover with a satisfied experience

Please send resume to info@robbinsandco.com

THANK YOU!

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this SATURDAY, Feb. 6 – is a spacious, bright and welcoming 5-bedroom home with plenty of space!

Smart design with 4 bedrooms up AND office/den – or 5th bedroom – and bath on main floor.

Abundant parking with attached 2-car garage, detached shop/garage with space for additional room to be finished off.

Huge master bedroom with double closets and master bath.

Large lot with side driveway to rear garage for possible RV parking…all this and excellent access for commuters via freeways or light rail.

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. 5, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 2625 S 150 St, SeaTac 98188 (MAP)

INFO:

  • List Price: $419,999
  • MLS Number: 890408
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,350
  • Lot Square Footage: 7,410

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outbuildings
  • RV Parking

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.

Registration for the Southwest Little League begins this Saturday, Feb. 6, as well as Saturday, Feb. 13 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Log Cabin at Steve Cox Memorial Ball Park in White Center.

All boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 16 are welcome.

If your child lives or attends school between SW Juneau St. and 128th Street SW you are probably within the Southwest Little League boundary.

Divisions include T-Ball, Coach-Pitch, Minors, Majors, 50/70 and Juniors.

Tryouts for Minor & Major divisions will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Steve Cox Memorial Ball Park.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.southwestlittleleague.org.

St. Bernadette Catholic School in Burien, Washington on Wednesday January 7, 2015.

REMINDER: Advertiser St. Bernadette Parish School will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE this Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

All area families interested in St. Bernadette enrollment are encouraged to attend this informational Open House and School Tour, and experience how St. Bernadette Parish School is educating “Today’s Learners into Tomorrows Leaders.”

NEW for the 2016-2017 school year: St. Bernadette School is adding a 3-year-old AM preschool program.  We are continuously looking for ways to better serve our community and understand the importance of early learning education!  Enrollment will begin next month.  Please call the school office for more information: (206) 244-4934.

Their campus is located at 1028 SW 128th Street (206-244-4934).

School tours can also be scheduled by appointment through the school office.

St. Bernadette Parish School
1028 SW 128th
Burien, WA 98146-3126
Office (206) 244-4934 Fax (206) 244-4943
Email: admin@stbernadettesea.org

Here’s more info:

Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mat 22:39)

The Mission of St. Bernadette Parish School is to teach Christian values in a Catholic-centered environment, to foster academic excellence, and to develop compassionate stewards.

Acknowledging that parents are the primary educators, St. Bernadette Parish School will:

  • Inspire students to embrace an ongoing relationship with God.
  • Foster a spirit of lifelong. diligent learners who demonstrate perseverance and promote each student’s unique talents.
  • Provide an environment that encourages self-confidence, self-respect, and respect for all life.
  • Build a community based on peace and social justice by sharing the virtues of faith, hope, love, and service.

Currently, St. Bernadette’s is a vibrant school of 231 students in Pre-K-8th grade. The faculty includes one certified teacher per grade level, one kindergarten aide, one primary aide and a Title 1 teacher. In addition to core academic classes, the school offers physical education, music and library. Before and after school activities include: drama, choir, math club, handwriting club, art, chess, Spanish, yoga and CYO sports. We also have an Extended Day Program that provides before and after school childcare. Electrical upgrades and new wiring have allowed technology to be integrated within the curriculum. There are computers in every classroom, 30 computers in the computer lab, a laptop cart and an I-Pad cart.

St. Bernadette Parish School is a multicultural school with many traditions, celebrations and activities. It continues to be characterized by extraordinarily supportive parents and enthusiastic students. The school provides an excellent education in a spiritual setting with a strong sense of Catholic identity permeating every brick of the institution.

Please join us at our February Open House:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

School tours can also be scheduled by appointment through the school office.

Please call our Administration Office @ 206.244.4934 or email: admin@stbernadettesea.org

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St. Bernadette Catholic School in Burien, Washington on Wednesday January 7, 2015.

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St. Bernadette Catholic School in Burien, Washington on Wednesday January 7, 2015.

St. Bernadette Catholic School in Burien, Washington on Wednesday January 7, 2015.

Bloodworks Northwest is looking for blood donors at the Evergreen Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Please consider coming by to donate some blood and grabbing a cookie in the canteen!

WHEN: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WHERE: Evergreen Campus, Gym, 830 SW 116th Street, 98108

WHEN: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (closed 10:00-10:45 a.m.)

RSVP: To make an appointment, email Quynh: quynhtrinhhy@gmail.com

For questions about eligibility, please call 800-398-7888

How is my gift used?
After donation, your volunteered blood is separated into three components (plasma, platelets, and red cells).  These components are then transfused to a patient who may need either a combination of these components or a single component.  This is how your donation can save up to three lives!  BloodworksNW is the sole provider of over 90 hospitals and clinics in western Washington and Oregon.

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