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Archive for April, 2010

April 29th, 2010 in Community, Events, People, Youth | No Comments


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White Center CDA Resident Fellow and SSCC Cambodian Student Association President Peterson Chum, right, hosts a game of musical chairs at the Cambodian New Year Event. Photo by Patty Julio.

 

Photo courtesy of Patty Julio

Different fashions of Cambodia. Photo by Patty Julio.

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April 26th, 2010 in Business, Community, People | No Comments


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Originally introduced in 2008, the White Center Discount Card features dozens of participating local businesses. Discount on coffee from Cafe Rozella? Sure! 10% off food orders at Triangle Pub? Why not?

Click and print out your very own Discount Card here: White Center Discount Card (.jpg)

Click and print out a list of participating businesses here: Download Discount Card Flyer (.pdf)

We look forward to updating this card and the list of participating businesses in the future, so please let us know what you think, and if you have any questions. Happy shopping!

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April 20th, 2010 in Community, News, Partners, People, Youth | No Comments


From our community partner New Futures at Arbor Heights, taken directly from their website:

Genesis Guardado, New Futures 2010 Scholarship recipient for Arbor Heights

Genesis is a mature, responsible teenager who successfully balances an impressive number of priorities. As a high school junior, she works a part-time job to contribute to her family’s income and is involved in multiple community activities, including New Futures’ youth program, church, sports, and volunteering.

Genesis is highly self-motivated; she is determined to do whatever it takes to graduate from high school, move on to college, pursue a master’s degree, and even a PhD. She speaks openly about going to law school or studying criminal justice, is willing to work to pay her way through school, and has started attending college tours and information sessions on her own.

Genesis is a very caring and compassionate young woman. She volunteers to give youth a voice by participating in meetings with the King County sheriff and local police departments. She also went to Olympia this year to meet with legislators and advocate for greater funding for education and better learning environments for students. She enthusiastically participated in New Futures’ Youth Voices project, to share student insights on how they can best learn and succeed in school. Genesis is a leader in her community whose energy and enthusiasm is contagious to everyone around her.

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April 13th, 2010 in Arts, Business, Community, Events, People | No Comments


April White Center 3rd Saturday Art Walk!

Saturday, April 17th

6:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Salvadorean Bakery: Cullen Bryan: pen, pencil, and charcoal drawings. Cullen is a senior at TEC on the Evergreen High Campus. He is a prolific and very talented artist. The current selection is comprised of the best of his depictions of professional wrestling. A must see exhibition.
Cafe Rozella: Carlos Espinoza: Carlos is a favorite local artist who works in many medium, but mostly sculpts. Besides Rozella, Carlos also has works at Full Tilt. For more about Carlos visit www.carlosespinozaart.com

Full Tilt Ice Cream: Isaac Stewart and Richard Olmsted: More about these artists to come soon.

Proletariat Pizza: Mary Silva: acrylic on plywood. You must check out this beautiful and fanciful work. Eating a slice of pizza, drinking a beverage of choice, and staring at these sounds like a blissful evening to me. Or just pop in for a peep. http://marysportfolio.blogspot.com/

Dzul Tattoo: The Dzul brothers, keepin it real! As always, I encourage everyone to stop and check out this shop. These boys do beautiful work. Come out with a new item of clothing, or, oops, a tattoo!

Dubsea Coffee: Jameson Hubbard: Wood Block Prints. Bird Eating Deer is the umbrella alias of the various artistic undertakings of Jameson Hubbard. Currently living in Seattle, WA, Jameson loosely attends the Gage Academy of Art. Primary interests regarding subject matter: The age-old question of mans relationship with nature and the consequent friction; the role of animals in contemporary and past societies and the meanings applied to them; native cultures, primarily precolonial. Join us Saturday evening from 7-9 pm to welcome Jameson Hubbards new work into Dubsea Coffee and meet the artist himself! His large scale wood block prints, along with drawings and paintings will grace the walls from mid-April through mid-May. Looking forward to Saturday! To see more of his work online visit: www.birdeatingdeer.com

As always, thank you for supporting arts in White Center!
White Center for the Arts

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April 13th, 2010 in Arts, Community, Environment, Events, News, Partners, People, Youth | No Comments


This was exclusively sent to the CDA from our partners at the Evergreen Pool:

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Opening Monday, April 19th!

We’ve been scrubbing, painting and gardening - we’ve got your pool in shape and ready to go!  All we’re missing is you!

We’ll be open next week for lessons and lap swims - come in or check our still-under-construction website www.evergreenpool.org for details.  Lessons are generally from from 9:00 to 12:00 and 4:00 to 6:00; vertical exercise / water aerobics from 7:00 to 9:00; and lap swims almost all day - let us know what you need, as accommodations can be made while we’re building our schedule.

Remember our Grand Opening with free public swim on May 1st, and our free public swim for all of those participating in the White Center Spring Clean on May 15th.

Drop by when you can - we hope you’ll love what we’ve done with the place.

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April 12th, 2010 in Arts, Community, Events, Partners, People, Youth | No Comments


Check out these great photos from our community partner, the Cambodian Cultural Alliance of Washington (CCAW), at their 2010 Cambodian New Year celebration on April 3. Photos courtesy of Adam Chovanak.

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April 12th, 2010 in Community, Education, People | No Comments


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April 5th, 2010 in Business, Community | No Comments


Young’s Restaurant was the most recent recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation at the last White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition meeting. Read below for the new batch of nominees and how you can nominate a local business. Also keep in mind that the CDA has monthly business mixers, giving local businesses the opportunity to share resources, network and vocalize their issues surrounding the business district.

Hi Everyone,

It was really great to be able to present Young’s Restaurant with the Certificate of Appreciation at our last meeting. Well, it’s time to start thinking about who will get the award this month. So far, we have the five businesses listed below, please stop by one of these establishments and let us know what you think, or nominate your favorite business.

We will present the next certificate at our next meeting on Thursday, April 22nd.

The nominees are . . .

Golden Village Market ( 9810 14th Ave. S.W. )

Total Fashion (1618 S.W. Roxbury
Restaurant: Banh Mi 88

Restaurant: Full Tilt (In the heart of downtown White Center .)

Grocery: New Angkor Market

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

You can email the White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition at wcsdsc@yahoo.com.

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April 5th, 2010 in Business, Community, Environment, News, Partners, People, Youth | 1 Comment


We visited Mysty Beal at the pool today and we’re excited about the re-opening of the pool on Saturday, May 1. Community members (and their kids!) are scrubbing, sweeping and pressure washing the facility, which hopes to attract a lot more members of the community. Culturally competent programs, lessons, even an opportunity to rent out the pool in the future all sounds promising. As a friendly reminder, you can swim for free for two hours after our White Center Spring Clean event on Saturday, May 15. Read what WhiteWater Aquatics Management sent to the CDA by clicking here. Check out the photos we took this afternoon:

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The pool will shed its security fence soon!

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The supportive "tree" column design was made in the early 1970s. It still looks hip today.

The pool itself is generally shallow (3-4 feet), but there is a deep end in the corner of the pool that measure 10 feet. There are a total of 8 lanes for lap swimming.

The pool itself is generally shallow (3-4 feet), but there is a deep end in the corner of the pool that measures 10 feet. There are a total of 8 lanes for lap swimming.

The water boiler was inspected just this morning and is looking pretty good. You probably wouldn't want to jump in it, though!

The water boiler was inspected just this morning and is looking pretty good. You probably wouldn't want to jump in it, though!

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April 2nd, 2010 in Community, Education, News, Partners, People, Politics, Youth | No Comments


From the HSD website. Stay tuned to the CDA blog on how you can be involved in this community process, and educate yourselves and others on how the budget cuts will affect your family, your neighbors and your community!

Highline Public Schools will be forced to cut its budget for the 2010-11 school year due to a second consecutive year of declining state revenues. The district has already cut $10 million from programs and operations over the past two years, including an $8 million reduction to the current year budget.

The state legislature is still in session working on a plan to fill the budget gap for next fiscal year. Until lawmakers adjourn, the precise impact to Highline’s 2010-11 budget will not be known. However, based on the latest information available, it looks like Highline will have to cut more than $4.5 million in programs, services, and staff.

Over the past several weeks, the school board and school district leaders have developed funding priorities that will help staff identify areas to cut and areas to preserve. The school board has identified three guiding principles:

Support bold and innovative action to improve student achievement;

Align district initiatives with new federal mandates and guidelines while maintaining the district vision of college and career readiness for all students;

Ensure that equity drives practices and policies, leading to increased achievement for students from all backgrounds.

Superintendent Welch is compiling a list of potential cuts with the help of principals and other administrators. As he did last year, the superintendent will name a number of administrative cuts in an effort to reduce the impact on teachers and students in the classroom.

Parents, community members, and students will have an opportunity to prioritize additional budget cuts at two community budget forums. The forums are scheduled for:

Saturday, May 1, 9:00 a.m. Hazel Valley Elementary School
Tuesday, May 4, 6:00 p.m. Mount Rainier High School

In addition, budget cut options will be posted on the district website, and the public will be invited to give their input online at www.hsd401.org.

The superintendent will present a budget recommendation to the school board at its May 26 meeting. A public hearing will be held June 23, and final adoption by the school board is scheduled for August 11.



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