January 2019

Arrest made in White Center murder

The King County Sheriff's office has made an arrest in the murder of Martin Burton who was killed in White Center on January 16.

King County Major Crimes Detectives arrested a 24 year old male who was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of murder.  Detectives continue to investigate the motive for the murder of Burton.  Detectives are also seeking any witnesses who saw or have information about the murder of Burton to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206/296-3311


Sustainable Ballard presents A Plastic Ocean documentary Jan. 27

information from Sustainable Ballard



Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard on Sunday, January 27th @ 5:30pm at Peddler Brewing, 1514 NW Leary Way, for a screening of A Plastic Ocean.

PLEASE NOTE THIS NEW LOCATION. We invite you to stay after the film for a presentation and discussion led by Heather Trim.


Breaking the law in Seattle will cost you; A look at some of the fines you could pay

By Patrick Robinson

With the massive influx of people into Seattle, more than 1000 every week according to the Census Bureau as reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2017, and it’s reasonable to assume the first thing new residents do isn’t checking with local law enforcement for the cost of potential violations.

Even long time residents are not likely aware of what it costs to deal with a violation here. From breaking traffic laws to being less than careful with a pet, the list of fines is long and interesting.

First up, you can’t drive around with your cellphone at your ear.

The Seattle Police and other agencies know that distracted driving is a problem of course and they are on the look out. That means holding or using your cellphone or tablet while driving can get you pulled over.


One woman dead, another injured in North Highline apartment fire

A woman is dead and another injured in a leap from an upper floor in an apartment fire Tuesday night in North Highline. 

According to King County Fire Public Information Officer Kyle Ohashi, speaking on behalf of the North Highline Fire Dept. crews were called shortly after 6pm Tuesday night and arrived at the Forest View apartments in the 12200 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW finding four floors involved, with smoke and flames coming from a lower floor. One woman leaped from an upper floor to escape the blaze and was injured. Upon knocking down the fire, firefighters found one adult woman dead. The injured woman was taken to the hospital. Another woman was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation.


Ireda (Sasonoff) Cooper

Ireda Cooper, born Iriada Alice Sasonoff in Seattle on December 5, 1936, passed away at the age of 82 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in West Jordan, Utah following treatment for a heart condition. Ireda was raised in White Center's Highland Park neighborhood where her parents George and Alise emigrated from Russia through China in the mid-1920s. She was the baby of the family with two older brothers, Leon and Alexander, (West Seattle and Burien) and one older sister, Vera (Shlyapin) of Santa Rosa, CA.

Ruth Emily Vogel

Ruth Emily Vogel was an avid traveler, a devoted mother and a generous soul.  She was born in Walnut Creek, CA on October 5, 1954, and died in Seattle, WA on January 9, 2019.  Ruth graduated from UPS Law School in 1988, worked as deputy prosecutor in Lewis County, and later assisted many clients through her 22-year Ballard practice.  She was a strong advocate for personal estate planning.