April 2019

City Council District 1 debate set for April 23; Sponsored by 34th Dist. Dems

A Seattle City Council District 1 debate is set for April 23 hosted by the 34th District Democrats.

They bill it as “an opportunity for candidates to truly open up a dialogue about the concerns of the community.”

Your second opportunity to listen to the D1 candidates. This one will be a debate format. Increasing community engagement, communicating our concerns with the candidates, and understanding their positions are critical steps in electing the best candidate. Open to the public.

This event will be moderated by Jordan Crawley and Chris Porter.

The event is at Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School, 9615 20th Ave SW.  Doors open at 6:30pm, debate begins at 7:00pm.


UPDATE: Monk attacked in Burien; Suspect arrested by Seattle Police

Update April 23

Seattle Police have arrested the suspect who is accused of punching a priest in the face at a gas station in Burien. He was caught after attacking another random stranger. He is being held without bail for Assault. His name has not yet been released.

Original Post April 18

A monk from Vashon Island Abbot Tryphon was assaulted at a Mobil Gas station at around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16. in Burien.


Award-winning-new plays by Washington State playwrights provoke thought, entertain in 2019 BAT Playwrights Festival​​​​​​​

information Burien Actors Theater

$12 tickets to see two plays

For about the price of a matinee movie ticket, enjoy two award-winning new plays during the 2019 BAT Playwrights Festival. Performances run April 26 through May 19.

BAT’s Festival offers four weekends of four thought-provoking and entertaining new shows written by Washington State playwrights.

Tickets are $12, and each ticket includes admission to two plays—a one-act followed by a full-length—and a short talk-back with the audience after each play.

The Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) production features specialty drinks themed to the Festival and plenty of free on-site parking, plus BAT’s famous opening night party.


Keeping Seattle's door open

By Jean Godden

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan couldn't have said it more plainly. She told President Trump and the nation that "Seattle isn't afraid of immigrants." She stood up to the president's threat -- a threat he may or may not honor -- to bus undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities.

Seattle is indeed a sanctuary city, one of more than 100 cities, counties and states nationwide. The City Council passed its sanctuary city law in 2003, a time when there was concern over immigrants and refugees being targeted following the 9/11 attack in New York City. City residents allied to protect their Muslim neighbors and guarded their places of worship.


White Center break in leads to death of alleged burglar; Homeowner shoots suspect

A White Center homeowner allegedly took matters into his own hands after a reported burglary led to fatal shooting  early Monday morning around 2:40am

The incident took place in the 9800 block of 13th Avenue Southwest.

The 35 year old homeowner immediately called 911 and armed himself with a handgun.  The homeowner hid in his closet while waiting for Deputies to arrive.  Prior to Deputies arriving on-scene, the 29 year old suspect opened the bedroom door and was shot by the homeowner.  The suspect died at the scene.  

A possible second suspect, was mentioned but so far no one has been found.

Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the matter.


West Seattle Thriftway Easter Egg hunt a cracking success

In the 31st edition of a neighborhood tradition, hundreds of families with kids of all ages showed up for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at West Seattle Thriftway on April 20. Some in costume, some still sleepy, some running, some just excited, they ran in the door at 9am to collect their limit of 30 eggs from some 30,000 distributed everywhere in the store.

Owner Paul Kapioski was on hand with the Easter Bunny to greet the crowd and welcome them. "This year we've got a few TV's, some Mariner's tickets and lots and lots of candy," said Kapioski. 

The eggs. recycled year after year are cleaned and then stuffed by a group of 18 youth volunteers from Highlands Community Church in Renton. "We give them a donation for their quiz team to go on their annual trip," Kapioski explained.


City of SeaTac upcoming events


Saturday the 20th—Easter Egg Hunt

  •   9:00 AM—9:30 AM

  •   Angle Lake Park (19408 International Boulevard, SeaTac)

  • Saturday the 20th—Arbor Day Tree Planting Event

  •   10:00 AM—12:00 PM

  •   Riverton Heights Park (3011 South 148th Street, SeaTac)

  •   Call 206.973.4671 for more information.

    Tuesday the 23rd—Regular Council Meeting

  •   6:00 PM—9:00 PM

  •   City of SeaTac City Hall Council Chambers (4800 South 188th Street, SeaTac)

  •   Click here for meeting agenda, packet, and other information.

    Friday the 26th—Clean Up Event

  •   3:00 PM—4:30 PM


SeaTac City Hall parking lot overlay project starts April 29

information from the City of SeaTac

On Monday, April 29, the two-week parking lot overlay project at SeaTac City Hall is scheduled to begin. All visitors will need to follow the directional signs posted on site. All employees will be parking off site at Valley Ridge Park to allow adequate space for visitors. Anyone who has limited mobility and/or utilizes ADA parking can continue to park at the City Hall parking lot.

Our attempt is to free up as many parking spots as possible for the general public on those designated days. Work will be performed between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. See phase map below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lawrence Ellis at 206.973.4681.

  •   Phase 1 (yellow portion on map). The west side (South 188th Street) of the parking lot will be closed Monday through Wednesday (April 29—May 1) and will reopen on Thursday, May 2. Barriers will be put in place Sunday evening.