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Archive for August, 2009

August 17th, 2009 in Community, Environment, News, People, Politics, Youth | No Comments


From KC Exec News:

King County Executive Kurt Triplett today announced he is proposing zeroing-out funding for parks from the General Fund in 2010 by mothballing 39 parks in urban unincorporated areas.  The move will save $4.6 million and is one more way to cover a $56.4 million shortfall in projected tax revenues needed to maintain 2009 service levels.

Here are the White Center Parks mentioned from the Seattle P-I:

  • White Center Heights, S.W. 102nd St. and 7th Ave. S.W., Seattle WA 98146
  • White Center Pond Natural Area, 102nd Street S.W. and 12th Avenue S.W., Burien WA 98146
  • North Shorewood Park, S.W. 102nd St. and 24th Ave. S.W., Seattle WA 98146
  • Lakewood Park, 11050 10th Ave. S.W., Seattle WA 98146
  • Evergreen Athletic Fields, 606 S.W. 116th St., Seattle WA 98168

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August 10th, 2009 in Business, Community, Environment, Partners, People, Politics | No Comments


White Center Map for Comments

Feet First, the King County Food and Fitness Initiative, and community members of White Center are producing a Neighborhoods on Foot map for the White Center neighborhood. A draft of the map is completed and we want your comments and opinions. You can view the map here.

Download White Center Map (Draft)

Please email comments to seth@feetfirst.info or call 206-652-2310 by August 15th, 2009.

Note: You can view the Feet First mapping page by clicking here.

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August 3rd, 2009 in Arts, Community, People | No Comments


Local indie rock artist Damien Jurado wrote this song about White Center from his2005  LP, On My Way to Absence:

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Heard he shot another
No one knows a reason
It didn’t make the paper
It’s just another white lie
Here in white center
Here in white center
Here in white center
Here in white center

Can I take out the flowers?
Sunday packed the churches
Morning comes too slowly
For us who feel like victims
Here in white center
Here in white center
Here in white center
Here in white center

Turn off your headlights
Here comes a cop car
Music for the bad boys
Music for the good boys
Here in white center
Here in white center
Here in white center
Here in white center

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You can download this song and listen to new material at www.damienjurado.com.

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