December 2020

Julius T. Booth gets three felony charges in Burien pursuit and crash including domestic violence and kidnapping

Suspect remains in custody on $750,000 bail

The King County Prosecutor's office rush filed charges against Julius T. Booth for domestic violence, kidnapping, and attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle on Dec. 30.

The King County Sheriff’s Office said that the series of events began as a violation of a domestic violence restraining order in SeaTac. A man was seen forcing a woman, later identified as  his estranged partner into an SUV with two children in the back seat.

Deputies spotted the SUV on the road and began a pursuit. The said that the chase at times became reckless, meaning it happened at high speed from SeaTac to Federal Way with the suspect then heading back to Burien. The Guardian One helicopter kept an eye on the SUV too.


Low bridge camera enforcement starts Jan. 11; Violators will get a $75 ticket

information from Seattle Department of Transportation

We’re in this together. Don’t go Low – instead, use the other ways to get to and from West Seattle – to avoid a $75 ticket the easy way. 

Help us keep the Low Bridge clear for emergency vehicles, transit, and heavy freight. If you are not authorized to use the Low Bridge, then you could get a $75 citation for every trip across it starting January 11, 2021.

There are many ways to get to and from West Seattle, and we’re working to help make that easier! In the meantime, to keep the Low Bridge clear for emergency vehicles – as well as transit and heavy freight – we’re asking you not to use it unless you are authorized to do so.


Marc's View: Looking ahead to 2021; A psychic's sense of what's coming

Editors Note: Joining the contributing writers for Westside Seattle is Marc Lainhart, noted northwest psychic and astrologer. He will offer his insights and intutions, with occasional predictions once a month.

By Marc Lainhart

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” 

-President Eisenhower 


Scam calls impersonating King Co. Prosecutor get a warning

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is aware of a scam call going to Western Washington residents regarding criminal cases and demanding money be transferred immediately.

These calls are a scam and they are targeting people who have no involvement in a crime. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is not calling demanding money from people involved in prostitution cases or any type of cases. Our office has never done that, and will not. 


New Years Day Polar Bear Swim will see big changes; 30 'group sites' will separate plungers

The annual New Years Day Polar Bear Swim, which in years past has seen more than 700 people dash into the frigid waters of Puget Sound (however briefly) to start the new year with a bracing, unforgettable experience.  But as with nearly every aspect of our lives, the pandemic has forced changes on this event too. Organizer Mark Ufkes, who has been a community activist in West Seattle and White Center for decades shared his announcement with the media.

Ufkes wrote:


Pauline Mae Kirlin 10/31/1927 – 12/17/20

Pauline was born in Bayard, Nebraska on October 31, 1927 to Paul and Edna Startzel.  Pauline had three sisters Lorene, Arline and Alice and a brother John. 

The family moved to Grandview, Washington where she attended Grandview high school. While there, Pauline worked at the local bank and at the local frozen food processing facility. It was there she met Raymond H. Kirlin who was on leave from the Navy, and they were married on March 17, 1946.