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Recycle your food scraps and food-soiled
paper in the yard waste cart
Grass clippings & leaves Weeds
Houseplants (no pots) Twigs, branches &
roots from pruning
Twigs, branches &
(under 4' long, 4" in Holiday trees & greens
diameter bundled) (4’ long & bundled)
(no flocking or decorations) Mrs. Louise Strander sometime in the 1950s on Puget Sound -- Photo courtesy the Strander
Meat, fish, poultry & bones
Shredded paper (layered & no
The life and times of
NE Fruit & vegetable scraps; plastic)
Paper grocery bags containing
Bread, pasta & grains food scraps
Mrs. Louise Strander
Eggshells & nutshells Paper egg cartons
BY DENNIS BOX ner formed the Tukwila Action Commit-
DBOX@TUKWILAREPORTER.COM tee. The trio would send out information
NE Coffee filters & grounds Paper berry cartons around the community about politics and
Mrs. Louise Murray Strander - Feb. 5, issues of interest.
1928 – Oct. 21, 2011. “We had a lot of fun,” Harris said. “Lot
! If there is single name that embodies all of laughs.”
NE Teabags & tea leaves Uncoated paper plates & cups* of the best Tukwila was and is today, it is Harris said they ruffled feathers a few
Mrs. Louise Strander. times and enjoyed every moment.
The history of this community over the Charles Tyson, a retired school teacher,
Greasy pizza delivery boxes Uncoated paper food wrap*
past six decades can only be written with grew up in Tukwila with the Strander fam-
the Strander name at the top. ily. Tyson said his parents and the Strand-
Louise Strander and her husband John ers were very close friends.
Food-soiled paper towels Uncoated paper food bags*
were not only dedicated to the town, they He described Mrs. Strander
& napkins became the essence of com- as “my adviser, like a moth-
* Tip: Uncoated paper does not munity, and that is most er and a mentor. She did so
have a shiny surface. When in clearly seen in the life and much for so many.”
doubt throw it out. times of Mrs. Strander. Tyson said after he gradu-
The photograph on the ated from college he ran for
cover of this edition shows a Tukwila City Council seat
Recycle food. It’s easy to do. a young woman, very beau-
tiful, with bright, intelligent
and “lost by three votes.”
He said his friendship
eyes. In those eyes is the
To Get Started story of a life of love, giving
with Mrs. Strander flour-
ished from that time on.
to others and always be- “It never ceased to amaze
1. Sign up for curbside yard waste service. Call Allied Waste at ing there when there was a me how many things she
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Her daughter, also named Louise Strand- “One day she came down and said she was
er, the youngest of the couple’s three chil-
2. Place your yard trimmings, food scraps and food-soiled starting a bank. She started the National
dren, summed up much of the meaning Bank of Tukwila.”
paper in your new cart. of her mother’s life when asked about her She told Tyson she would have started
clearest memory. the bank earlier but she wanted to get a na-
3. We'll send you a collection schedule and you can start “It was her love of her family,” Louise tional charter.
recycling this valuable resource on collection day. Strander said. “Her dedication to us; and Tyson said some of his fondest memories
she was a true and loyal friend to people.” are stuffing and licking political envelopes
For a free compostable bag sample, visit Over and over people who knew her with Mrs. Strander, and the holiday meals
spoke of the friendship she freely gave to
at the Strander home.
The home was a gathering place for
Catherine Harris, a former Tukwila City friends and community, and food was
Council member in the 1970s and friend
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three children, spoke of the home his mother and father
made for their children.
“It was always a home filled with ideas, discussion and
reading,” George Strander said.
He said his mother and father showed them the path to
living a life of meaning.
“They set high standards,” he said. “That’s a good thing.
Many times that is all people need.”
He remembered the intellectual curiosity of his mother.
He talked about her participation for more than 50 years
in the Foster Study Club. It was a group of women who
gathered about once a month and talked about issues they
had been researching.
“She was very curious and very well informed,” George Mrs. Louise Strander, above center, with her three children George,
Strander said. Louise and John. Photo courtesy the Strander family.
Mrs. Strander met her husband John at Cornell Univer-
sity in Ithaca, N.Y. They owned and operated the Strander Nursery, which
They met in a class when the professor had all the left- was known throughout the region. John was elected Tuk-
handed students sit on one side of the room. They were wila mayor and served from 1962-67. He was instrumental Louise Strander with her husband John, who served as mayor of
both left handed, and a romance was born. in bringing Southcenter Mall to the city. Tukwila from 1962-67. Photo courtesy the Strander family.
The couple married in 1948. John’s family homesteaded Mrs. Strander became a community icon. For more than
in the Tukwila area. Mrs. Strander was raised in New York. 60 years she helped build this community. er built a home, a community, a place of meaning.
At age 20, she followed her young husband across the “Tukwila really grew up with them,” George Strander “It’s not too often you lose a life friend,” Tyson said. “She
country and they began their life together in Foster, which said. will be missed. She did so much. She was truly an amazing
later became part of Tukwila. The town and the family matured together. Mrs. Strand- person.”
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Casinos received thumbs
New City Administrator
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Tukwila voters say yes to casino, incumbents
not require a recount. to keep the police and fire departments fully funded. Ca-
BY STEVE HUNTER As far as the casino vote, Advisory Measure No. 1 asked sino employees would lose their jobs if the businesses are
SHUNTER@TUKWILAREPORTER.COM voters if social card rooms or mini-casino should be al- forced to close.
lowed in the city. The yes votes had 1,324 (60.15 percent) After receiving the petitions, the council decided to
Tukwila voters want mini-casinos to stay in the city and to 877 no votes (39.85 percent). place the advisory vote on the ballot.
re-elected Mayor Jim Haggerton as well as council mem- “I was a little surprised,” said Robertson, one of the coun- Now Robertson said he expects the council later this
bers Dennis Robertson and Kathy Hougardy. cil members who pushed for an advisory vote. “I thought year to repeal Ordinance 2323.
But, voters in the Nov. 8 election had a tough time pick- it would be closer to 50-50. The 60-40 is a pretty strong “I would be highly surprised if it were not a 7-0 vote in
ing between council candidates Louise Strander and Kate statement. It shows how concerned people are about jobs, favor of repealing,” Robertson said. “We’re pretty good at
Kruller, who are locked in a close fight as ballots continue money and public safety support.” listening to our citizens.”
to be counted. The council passed Ordinance 2323 in February requir- In the mayor’s race, Haggerton will return for a second,
Through Nov. 10, Kruller had a 31-vote lead with 1,037 ing the three casinos operating in the city to close by Jan. four-year term. He received about 62 percent of the vote
votes (50.61 percent). Strander had 1,006 votes (49.10 per- 1, 2016. All of the casinos are on Interurban Avenue. An- while challenger Pam Linder had 38 percent.
cent). Strander held slim leads of fewer than 10 votes after other casino has applied for a permit at the former Denny’s Voters reelected Robertson to the council with about 82
the first two days of results were released. King County restaurant on Southcenter Boulevard. percent of the vote. Challenger Abshir Mahamed received
Elections will certify the vote Nov. 29. The council received a petition last summer with 367 17 percent. Hougardy received about 77 percent of the vote
State law mandates a recount if the difference in a race signatures asking them to replace Ordinance 2323 with an while challenger Mackenzie Weitzeil had 23 percent.
is less than 2,000 votes and less than one-half of 1 percent ordinance allowing the casinos to remain open. The city There were no contested races for the Tukwila School
of the votes cast for the two candidates, according to King would lose an estimated $2 million annually in gambling Board. Steven Mullet, Mark Wahlstrom and Dave Larson
County Election officials. The 31-vote difference would tax revenue if the casinos close, money that could be used each ran unopposed.
Jerry Henry Thomas III, 25, who had pleaded guilty to firearm enhancement and conspiracy to commit leading
Gang dispute second-degree murder with a firearm enhancement, was
sentenced to 23 years, four months in prison, according to
the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
organized crime. He faces a sentencing range of up to 25
years, four months.
According to charging papers, Hogan Nguyen was shot
prison sentences Le Nhu Le, 42, who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy
to commit leading organized crime, was sentenced to five
years in prison.
once in the back of the head by Thomas at about 12:30
a.m. Jan. 8, 2007 in the parking lot of the Riverton View
Apartments in Tukwila. Seattle Police and Tukwila Police
King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector sen- investigated the case.
BY STEVE HUNTER tenced the two at the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Quy Nguyen was involved in marijuana grow opera-
SHUNTER@TUKWILAREPORTER.COM The sentencing for co-defendant Quy D. Nguyen, 44, was tions, money laundering and illegal gambling from May
continued until Dec. 16. Quy Nguyen, a Seattle-area street 2000 to March 2009. The gambling operations included
Two men were sentenced Nov. 4 in Seattle in connec-
gang leader who ordered the shooting of Hoang Nguyen, sports books where he took bets on football and basketball
tion with the January 2007 Tukwila murder of Hoang Van
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The Aviation High School takes flight relocated a few years ago to what was
BY SARAH KEHOE originally Olympic Middle School in Des
Moines because of student growth.
“The school is now at capacity of 400
Aviation High School junior Jacob Wag- students in grades 9-12,” Gilman said. “The
ner already had a dream come true. demand for this school is increasing each
He got to fly an airplane solo for the first year.”
time. Students must apply to get into the
“It was the best experience I’ve ever had,” school. Gilman said this year, about 50
Wagner said, beaming. “I was just giggling percent were local students and the rest
the whole time. It felt so good to be up in commuted from surrounding districts,
the air; I felt so free.” some as far away as Olympia, Everett and
This experience was possible because of Bremerton.
a discount Wagner received through his “I came here for the college prep aspect
enrollment at Aviation High School. The and because I knew it’d be an environment
school, which opened in 2004, focuses on where the students were career oriented,”
preparing students for college and a high- said senior Jenny Gao.
technological workplace. Gao was able to participate in several job
“It is our goal to become the premier shadow and internship programs through-
school of choice for science, technology, out her four years at the school. The places
engineering and math in the Pacific North- included Sea-Tac Airport, Port of Seattle,
west,” said principal Reba Gilman. and a business in London when Gao spent
Plans are under way to construct a per- a summer abroad. Aviation High School students Jacob Wagner, left, Jenny Gao, center, and Emory Eng, right, examine a
manent school on property offered in Tuk- “I’ve had a great multitude of experience plane built by their peers during class. CHARLES CORTES, Tukwila Reporter
wila by The Museum of Flight, adjacent here and feel really ready for my future,”
to its Airpark. The facility is scheduled to she said. search.” ing classroom libraries with resources per-
open in the fall of 2013. Gao hopes to get a degree in engineer- The new building’s design is reminiscent taining to each subject and each student
“We are project-based learning so we ing, chemical and aerospace systems. She of a plane’s fuselage with areas to display will have his/her own computer.
believe the move to the new facility will has already received several scholarships. aviation-themed projects and artifacts. The three-story building will accommo-
help us better reach our mission,” Gilman Freshman Emory Eng said it is great to The building will feature sustainable strate- date up to 400 students. Construction and
said. “The work of school can be like the be at a school with people sharing similar gies qualifying the school for Washington design are expected to cost around $43.5
work outside the classroom and still be interests. Sustainable Schools Protocol certification, million.
academically rigorous, and that with the “We are all interested in technology, sci- which includes energy-use reduction, air “This new building means our school
right instructional approach it is possible ence and math and like to talk about it,” quality maintenance, water conservation will finally have a permanent home with
for all students to be prepared for higher Eng said. “We all fit in together.” and heat exchangers that recover 90 per- learning spaces that accommodate project-
education and work in a knowledge-based, Eng said most students can’t wait for the cent of the building’s energy. based learning and are easily accessible by
global economy.” new facility. “This is not going to be your traditional public transportation,” Gilman said. “I be-
For the first three years, the school was “There is such an excitement for it,” he high school,” Gilman said. lieve this will help us inspire young people
located on the Duwamish campus of South said. “We will be so close to the airplanes Instead of having a gymnasium, the and provide a pipeline of future employees
Seattle Community College, close to Boe- we will be able to see them right outside school will feature project labs to display to fill the gaps within the STEM (science,
ing Field, The Museum of Flight and other our classes. We will also be able to go to robots, rockets, model and real airplanes. technology, engineering and math) work-
aviation-related enterprises. The school the Museum of Flight’s large library to re- Rather than a library, the school is provid- force.”
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viewpoint EDITOR'SNOTE My source, who I must keep unidentified
because of fears for safety, described a much
different story from connections in Nicara-
plex issues involved. I am not familiar with
many of the inside details.
I am not in a position to go to Nicaragua
Elections and the gua. and work on a story like I would do in this
right to vote Dennis
I was shown pictures of ballots
But I believe all of us as Americans should
My source, who has connec- be concerned about a story like this. It is criti-
America once again went to the tions to the Puget Sound region, cally important because potential for tyranny
polls Nov. 8 and participated in one brought forward detailed infor- exists everywhere. It is within us all.
of the most sacred rights of a de- mation of election fraud by the From what I can tell, the U.S. government
mocracy. Voting for the candidates Sandinistas. is not looking closely at the allegations of
without fear of threats or violence That was just the beginning. election fraud in Nicaragua. I understand
from those in power. There have been threats sent to the federal government has many hotspots to
The last few days I learned about my source. The source has re- deal with in the world.
a different election story. ported pro-democracy Nicara- I plan to try and look into allegations of
Daniel Ortega was re-elected Sunday, Nov. guans have been killed. election fraud and the threats to the best of
6, as president of Nicaragua. According to This is serious stuff and it is only the surface my ability.
the news reports he won by more than 60 of the information presented to me about the It may not seem to matter to our region.
percent for his second term. election fraud and persecution of opposition Nicaragua is a far away country, but consti-
Nicaraguan government sources reported forces in Nicaragua. tutional freedom is hard to win and very easy
›write the election was transparent and free from
This is a difficult story for me. Corrobora-
tion is very challenging and there are com-
to lose. It only takes inattention and a will-
ingness to accept the easy way.
polly shepherd happen year around. We need to eat 365 days parent this time of year, when the call goes
A community a year, not just on Thanksgiving and Christ-
mas Day. We need clothes to keep warm and
out for donations from Tukwila’s Holiday Giv-
ing Program for Tukwila’s families. Food and
ellen morrison that gives all the heat to keep us comfortable in our homes. clothes go to Tukwila Pantry and the clothing
year around There’s no way to stockpile enough food,
clothes or cash to pay for utilities in just a
bank, thanks to the efforts of local businesses,
organizations and families.
month-long period for an entire year. Giving It takes volunteers to make the program
is a serious pastime, not just a holiday tradi- work logistically, including the joyous part of
editor The world just seems to come to tion. helping families pick out the perfect gift. For
dean radford Please, consider holding food more about the program, please go to page 14
Tukwila. You would almost think the Radford
staff writers Statue of Liberty has been plunked drives year around. Maybe your of today’s Tukwila Reporter.
steve hunter › reporter down in the Duwamish next to the business or your school or your But don’t just take my word about the need.
tracey compton › reporter community center. family could commit months in Listen to Joe Tice, director of the Tukwila
sarah kehoe › reporter
Those immigrants add to the ranks advance to help the Tukwila Pan- Pantry. He’s on the frontlines, along with 12
adam mcfadden › sports
of those who have always – or for a try keep its shelves filled with other food banks in South King County, of the
photographer food. daily struggle to keep bellies full with nutri-
charles cortes shorter time – called Tukwila home
who simply need help putting food Or watch for the next CARE tious food.
circulation night by the Kids Without Bor- The food bank supplements the nutritional
james kostoroski on their table and clothes on their
253.872.6610 back. ders Clothing Bank in Tukwila. needs of about a quarter of Tukwila’s resident,
This is the season of giving, the holidays, the Hundreds of kids and their families get to he says
The Tukwila Reporter
one that involves a trip to the mall. But I want pick out their clothes at no cost. “It’s not just as holiday need,” he says. “It’s
participation in this to talk about the kind of giving that needs to That Tukwila is a giving community is ap- an all-year-around need.”
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A match made in Tukwila
BY DENNIS BOX
If there is a perfect match it may
have been formed when Tukwila
hired David Cline as the new city
“This is great,” Cline said dur-
ing a phone interview. “I really
feel like this is a good fit.”
Cline took over the reins as city
administrator in October, follow-
ing the retirement of Steve Lan-
After an extensive search, Cline Ashley Furniture HomeStore is
currently hiring Full-time Sales
was chosen from among many
Associates to join our award-
worthy candidates. winning team in Tukwila,
The 45-year-old Cline has spent Burlington and Silverdale.
20 years working in local govern- Store Manager and Café
ment. Manager opportunities
Raised in Bellevue, he attended also available at:
Stanford University . Tukwila Ashley
“I’ve always wanted to be in- Historical Society director Louise Jones-Brown, left, talks with new Tukwila City Administrator David Cline at the Furniture HomeStore
volved in the public sector,” Cline re-opening celebration last month of the Southcenter Access Project. CHARLES CORTES, Tukwila Reporter What can Ashley do for YOU?
said. “When I went to Stanford,
I majored in public policy. I was he set his sights on becoming a limited revenues, a problem that 18,000, the commercial base pro-
one of the few who never changed city administrator. all cities are facing today. vides a revenue stream for the
my major.” He has been employed in a va- Cline said he sees many bright community. To apply eMail resumé to:
riety of local government settings, spots ahead for Tukwila, including Since starting in City Hall, email@example.com
It was at Stanford where he got or go directly to one of our
his first taste of the complexity of including working in the budget the Tukwila Village project that is Cline said the “staff and elected Ashley Furniture HomeStores
government policy. He did an in- office for King County, finance getting under way. The project is officials have been very welcom- to complete an application.
director for the district court, as- at the corner of Tukwila Interna- ing... Next is how do we keep do- HomeStores are independently
ternship with undercover officers
working drug crimes and wrote sistant and interim city adminis- tional Boulevard and South 144th ing more.”
a thesis on the effects of Propo- trator for Burien and city admin- Street. The city owns 6 acres and Cline is married to Siri Bliesner.
sition 13 on the California state istrator for Lake Forest Park. the plan is for a mixed-use neigh- They have two teenage children.
He has worked in many settings borhood center. Local business
budget, which restricted increas-
es in property tax values. with similar issues that he will be The expansive commercial sec- every month
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Following Stanford he taught wrestling with in Tukwila. One of tor in Tukwila is also an oppor- in print & online
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Tukwila’s Crime Prevention Resource Team Tukwila Parks and Recreation presents:
City ofﬁces will be closed provides some great ideas for Safe Shopping Southcenter Parkway Extension
on Thursday & Friday, As we enter the holiday season, retailers, malls and grocery stores are
The ﬁrst layer of asphalt paving has been completed for the north two- Tukwila Saturday, December 3 – 9:00am to 11:30am
November 25 & 26, much busier than usual. If you are going to be part of this shopping at the Tukwila Community Center
thirds of the project (or approximately 4,000 feet south of South 180th Community
in observance of the crowd, keep these hints in mind when going out to shop (good for any Breakfast is $5.00 at the door
Street). This base layer of asphalt will assist with ongoing construction
Thanksgiving holiday. time, too). Common-sense measures are the key to thwarting thieves. Center
am to during the winter season. Water, sewer, storm, gas, power, and com-
Some of the easiest things are the most effective:
pm, munications infrastructure is being installed along with concrete curbs. 206-768-2822 Santa Claus is coming to Tukwila! Come have breakfast with family,
Do not leave your portable devices such as GPS, laptop computer, As we head into winter, more work will continue at South 200th Street, friends and SANTA! A pancake breakfast will be served up, as well as
purse or any other items in the vehicle. Leaving the cords visible or and a new sanitary sewer pump station will be constructed. some jolly holiday entertainment from our local elementary schools.
in the power port just tells a potential thief that there’s something Children can enjoy a visit with Santa and have a professional photo
Community Spirit worth stealing in the car. Tukwila Urban Center Access
taken (for an additional fee).
ONE-DAY HOLIDAY GIFT AND FOOD DRIVE (Klickitat & Southcenter Parkway)
If you’ve made several purchases and plan to place them in your car
Saturday, December 3 – 7:00AM to 4:00PM and go back to do more shopping, lock your packages in your trunk With the reopening of Southcenter Parkway, the contractor continues to
and then move your car to another parking location, perhaps on the wrap up some of the ﬁnal construction elements. Temporary lane clo- Each holiday season Tukwila Parks and Recre-
in the north parking lot at sures within the project limits will continue as construction is complet- ation organizes a holiday giving program with
other side of the mall. You don’t know if someone is watching you;
WESTFIELD SOUTHCENTER MALL thieves often wait for people to stash bags and leave the car. ed. Ongoing work includes the new trafﬁc signal just south of Strander names of local children and families in need.
The Tukwila Police Department proudly hosts this opportunity to make the holi- Boulevard, installation of a large sign structure across southbound This program relies on generous citizens who
If you buy a large item – such as a TV – which can’t be hidden away Southcenter Parkway near the new tunnel, and continued sidewalks
days special for our neighbors in need. Come by our booth to drop off your food, are interested in donating new gift items to
in the trunk, take a break from shopping and transport it directly and landscaping. Permanent roadway striping is weather dependent,
gift or monetary donations. The new Police Incident Command Vehicle will be make a difference in the life of a local family.
home. Don’t risk having it stolen while you continue to shop or dine. and trafﬁc signal timing could continue into next year in order to syn-
there, and Police Explorers will be ﬁngerprinting safe kids. If you or your business would like to share
Park in well-lit areas. chronize the trafﬁc signals. We reopened the road earlier than expected in the spirit of giving, please contact Shannon
Gift donations will support the and the project is expected to be under budget! Fisher at 206-768-2822, or send an email to
Lock the doors and take the keys.
HOLIDAY GIVING PROGRAM Interurban Avenue South Gravity Sewer shannon.ﬁsher@TukwilaWA.gov.
at the Tukwila Community Center Have your keys in your hand as you are walking to your car.
Food donations support the and 2011 Overlay and Repair Program
TUKWILA PANTRY Keep a secure hold on your purse and parcels while shopping.
All of the work on Interurban Avenue South is related to our sewer Metropolitan Park District approved; what’s next?
community food bank
Please drop by... a quick stop
by one can result in a
Do not put items down or on your car to open the door.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
project and/or the 2011 Overlay and Repair project. The sewer im-
provements from South 144th Street to South 149th Street will connect
current customers to a new gravity fed sewer. After connection to the
happier holiday for many! If there are suspicious people in the area, call 911. The Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District (MPD) provide administrative services, information and
new sewer, we will then abandon a sewer lift station at a signiﬁcant cost
(Plan on coming early to was approved by voters on August 16, 2011. The technology services, human resource support,
Tell a security guard or store employee if you see an unattended bag savings to the City. The Overlay and Repair Project included a section
avoid much of the trafﬁc) purpose of the District is to ensure funding for and pool-related functions (staff, management,
or package. The same applies when taking mass transit: report any of Interurban Avenue South from 56th Avenue South to South 143rd
the Tukwila pool, located between Tukwila junior janitorial services, pool grounds/landscaping, etc.)
unattended packages to security or staff. Street (as well as sections of East Marginal Way South and Andover Park
and senior high schools on South 144th Street.
West). These projects should be completed during November, The taxing revenue that came with the passage
Each time you make a purchase, make sure you have your check- Without a new source of funding for the pool, it
with property restoration by year end. of the MPD will not result in signiﬁcant property
The Beneﬁts of Partnerships book, credit cards, cell phone and wallet before you leave. was slated for closure. Since the MPD has passed,
tax receipts until May 2013; because of this, the
the Tukwila City Council, acting in the capacity as
On October 13, the City was very happy to host the counterparts in other Cities to address needs and is- If you go shopping with children over the next several weeks, keep the MPD Board authorized signing a loan agreement
the MPD Board’s elected ofﬁcials, passed several
Southcenter Parkway Re-Opening Kick-off ribbon sues that do not stop at City borders. following advice in mind for everyone’s safety: with the City to fund the pool and allow for its
resolutions formally creating the MPD and mak-
cutting. Within a few hours the roadway was re- continued operation. Other administrative func-
The City receives signiﬁcant beneﬁts – ﬁnancially and Ensure that any child with you knows your cell phone number. Pro- ing various administrative decisions.
opened, to the delight of businesses, residents and vide a card with your contact information to any child who doesn’t.
Special December FOR TEENS tions taken up by the MPD Board included the
in other ways – as a result of our active participa- By statute the MPD Board elected a President and establishment of liability, property and equipment
shoppers. This project – completed ahead of sched- Library Programs Sock Creatures
tion with the Association of Washington Cities, the Before you even leave home, review McGruff’s advice on shopping Clerk of the Board. As this year’s Council Presi- insurance and the identiﬁcation of legal counsel.
ule and well below budget – would not have been Foster Library Wednesday, December 7 – 3:00pm
Cascade Water Alliance, the Southwest King County safety with your children: dent, I was selected to be President of the MPD,
possible without the nearly $8 million in Federal 4060 S 144th Street, Tukwila There are several items the Tukwila Pool Metro-
Chamber of Commerce, King County Emergency What can you do with all those whereas next year’s incoming City Council Presi-
funds, which helped to leverage the remainder of Be careful of strangers. If someone you don’t know offers any- 206-242-1640 politan Park District needs to begin working on,
Management, Valley Cities, Suburban Cities, Seattle lonely socks that have lost their dent – Verna Seal – is the Clerk of the Board. The
the funding needed for the project. Projects like this thing to you or asks you to go somewhere with him or her, including documents unique to the MPD, such
Southside and more. These partnerships help re- FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES mates? Use them to make mon- roles of the City Council President and President
can only be completed through the partnership of run away and tell your parents or a trusted adult immediately. as a budget, resource plan, roles/responsibilities,
duce or eliminate redundancies, improve commu- sters and other stuffed toys! We’ll of the MPD share similar duties, and having next
Federal, State and local entities, and we have been A Season for Singing pool rehabilitation plans, and the formation of a
nication and understanding with our neighbors, and Identify who they can turn to for help should they ﬁnd themselves cut them up and re-sew them year’s Council president-elect as the Clerk adds
very fortunate to have excellent support from all of Tuesday, December 13 – 7:00pm citizen committee to provide advisory guidance
ultimately save time and money for all involved. alone; review the “dangers of strangers” so they know who not to into all manner of strange crea- continuity to MPD’s administrative oversight.
our many partners. to the MPD.
talk to or follow. Presented by Nancy Stewart tures. Bring socks if you’ve got
It is apparent that the challenges facing our current The MPD Board will need to appoint an MPD
Much of our success depends on the relationships Ages 2 and older with adult them (the funkier the better). By policy, the MPD Board meets on the second
economy are not going to disappear anytime soon. Make a plan with children for reconnecting in the event you get Executive Director. The Executive Director reports
and collaborative efforts across a broad range of Other supplies will be provided. Monday of each month at 6:00pm in Tukwila City
We need to continue to build and strengthen our cur- separated. Establish a central meeting place. Join this favorite Northwest chil- to the MPD Board, and executes and administers
groups and individuals. The saying ”There is power Hall. (If that Monday is a holiday, the Board will
rent partnerships, and seek out opportunities to forge Shopping means money, requiring you to be on the lookout for fraud dren’s performer for a joyful sing- Movie Wednesdays policy established by the Board. This position rep-
in numbers” has never been more true. The abil- meet the next day.) I hope to see you at a meet-
new relationships in the months and years ahead. and identity theft. And – as always – keep your personal safety in mind. along celebration of the many Wed, December 21 & 28, 2:00pm resents the voice of the MPD Board to the City of
ity to leverage the resources of multiple jurisdictions ing. I’ve said it publicly and I will say it here: I am
Wishing everyone health and happiness as we move Following Tukwila’s crime prevention advice can help reduce the stress wonderful winter holidays! Ages 8 and older Tukwila. The MPD Board will also need to appoint
has helped Tukwila in many ways. We now have a very proud of our City for saving Tukwila pool, so
new jail facility (SCORE) for misdemeanant offend- into the holiday season! of shopping during this particularly busy season. Come enjoy a free movie. Please an MPD Treasurer. For other pool district-related
future generations of residents will have access to
ers, saving the City a signiﬁcant amount of money call 206-242-1640 for movie titles support functions, the Board agreed to interlocal
For more information about keeping your home and family safe, or such a facility.
and helping us build capacity for the future. Our and information. agreements with the City of Tukwila for the City to
to learn about the Tukwila Police Department’s crime prevention pro-
Police, Fire, Human Services and other City depart- grams, please contact Community Policing Coordinator Chris Partman
ments work diligently, on a daily basis, with their Jim Haggerton, Mayor at 206 431-2197, or email CrimePrevention@TukwilaWA.gov. Meeting agendas, City programs, recreation activities, publications and more… the most current information is always available at TukwilaWA.gov!
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tukwilasports FALL SPORTS 2011
A season of action for the Bulldogs
BY ADAM MCFADDEN
A M C FA D D E N @
Fall sports have finally
come to a close for Foster.
From the swimmers start-
ing a program, to junior
Yohana Salzano making
the state meet, it was a great
Football, soccer and vol-
leyball teams played post-
season games. Athletes in
swim and cross country also
made postseason meets.
Read on for a sport-by-
sport breakdown of how
the 2011 fall season went
for each team.
The Bulldogs finished the
season with the Seamount’s Foster’s Sahara Hill spikes it past Lindbergh’s Tianna Banfro, left, and Danielle Danao during a fall match. Below, Marquis
Jackson throws to Gabe Gutierrez for a touchdown during the Bulldogs homecoming game against Evergreen at Foster’s Neudorf
top overall 2A seed and ad-
Memorial Field. CHARLES CORTES, Tukwila Reporter.
vanced to the district tour-
nament. best of the season.
There Foster (9-8 overall, At the Westside Classic
9-5 Seamount) fell to Se- district meet Oct. 29, Sal-
quim in the first round. In zano placed eighth. Michel
the second round, Olympic Banos finished in 40th in
beat Foster 3-0 (25-17, 25- the girls race. On the boys
9, 25-21) to end the Bull- side, freshman Yohanes
dogs’ season. Beyene came in 70th, while
Foster finished league junior Aven Zemo took
SPORTS ON TAP play 7-2 after a 2-3 start. In
BOYS BASKETBALL: Klahowya 73rd.
the Bulldogs’ regular sea- Salzano and Beyene also
at Foster, 7 p.m. Nov. 30; son finale, a 3-1 win against
Ingraham at Foster, 7 p.m. led the way at the sub-dis-
Renton, Sahara Hill had 16 trict meet Oct. 22. Salzano
Dec. 2. kills and 16 digs. Lesieli Ta- took fourth, while Beyene
pealava had 10 kills and 31 placed 33rd. Salzano earned
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Tyee at
assists. Veronica Sun had first team all-Seamount
Foster, 7 p.m., Dec. 7; Highline
at Foster, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 9. four aces. Aba Monkah had honors for her strong sea-
11 kills and Enuica Serafica son.
WRESTLING: Jamboree at had 12.
Against Fife, Foster two rushing touchdowns, a team like Kennedy or Ha-
Foster, 6 p.m. Nov. 29.
trailed 7-6 after the first from 65 and six yards out. zen, before the girls even
Cross country Football quarter, but exploded for took the field they knew
Foster finished the sea- 22 points in the second. they were losing,” Tura
Junior Yohana Salzano
led the way for the Foster
son with a 52-45 win over Gabe Gutierrez threw Soccer said. “We have this culture
Fife in a South Puget Sound two touchdowns, both to of losing. We’ve worked
cross-country team this The biggest challenge for
League/Seamount cross- Anthony Manago (from 30 on changing it and we’ve
season. Salzano made it all first-year Foster girls soc-
over playoff game Nov. 4. and 34 yards out), as well as grown, but we’re not quite
the way to the 2A state meet cer coach Nasir Tura was
The Bulldogs (4-6 over- scored on a one-yard rush. there yet.”
Nov. 5, where she placed changing the team’s atti-
Contact and submissions: Dennis Box all, 2-4 Seamount) finish Devin Brown scored on a
firstname.lastname@example.org ninth. Salzano ran a time of tude.
the season in fifth place in pair of five-yard runs. Ki-
or 253-872-6600, ext. 5050 18 minutes, 53 seconds, her “When we were playing
the Seamount. ernon Williams also scored [ more SEASON page 11 ]
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Tura tried to get the team
to build confidence and not
go into the games already
“The will to win, the de-
sire to win is important,” he
The Bulldogs finished
fourth in the Seamount,
second among 2A teams,
at 5-7 overall (5-6 in league
play). That earned the team
a berth into the sub-district
playoffs, where it ran into
a tough Olympic team and
lost 11-0 to end its season
Tura, a 2006 Foster grad-
uate, had to go out and talk
to prospective players’ par-
ents before the season to
try and get more girls on
“Some parents said girls
can’t play because of a cul-
tural clash,” he said. “They
cannot be outside. So we
had to work with them,
talk to the parents, talk to
teachers and find out a way
to get them on the field. It Foster’s Ciin Nuam, front, and Jenny Lian, compete in the 50-yard freestyle Oct. 6 against Hazen, and Kennedy at the Hazen High School pool. It was the first
was very challenging, but season for the swim and dive team. CHARLES CORTES, Tukwila Reporter
Once Tura had them on together and not just talk offense with eight goals and Coach of the Year award, and dive league meet. The finished in 40th in the
the field, his work wasn’t about soccer, but each oth- six assists. Senior midfielder while Lizbeth Hernandez Bulldogs scored 22 points, event. Watts placed 11th in
done. Through gatherings er’s cultures.” Lizbeth Hernandez scored made the all-league first just 10 behind sixth-place the 100 back.
and team bonding activi- Foster did get better as four goals and two assists. team. Evergreen. The Bulldogs 400-free re-
ties he strove to get the girls the season went on. The Junior Rigan Rai came up Rai Parsons and Mar- Junior Makayla Ander- lay team of Timm, Griffin,
to know each other beyond team totaled two goals in with three goals, while ju- ily Hernandez all made the son finished 27th in the Anderson and Watts placed
soccer. four games before October. nior Marily Hernandez and second team. 50-yard freestyle, while se- fifth.
“Foster is a very diverse Once the calendar flipped, senior Bianca Benavides nior Jessica Watts was just
school, but we are not Foster scored 15 goals in also added goals. behind in 29th. Sophomore
learning from one anoth- six more regular season The Bulldogs were also
Swim and dive Jacque Griffin took 53rd in 2011
er,” he said. “We just go to
the same school and that’s
Sophomore forward Si-
well represented on the
Seamount all-league teams.
In the program’s first
season, Foster finished sev-
Anderson took 28th in
it. They need to learn, get erra Parsons led the way on Tura won the Seamount enth at the Seamount swim the 100 free. Regan Timm
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The magic of the best bread pudding
quite as heavy. Members serve for 10 1/2
BY TRACEY COMPTON Porter makes the reci- months.
TCOMPTON@ pe because it makes her KCHA is a partner of
TUKWILAREPORTER.COM house smell good. the Washington Service
She also makes it be- Corps, the umbrella or-
Before it’s even visible, cause “my AmeriCorps ganization under which
the scent of cinnamon members are always hun- AmeriCorps serves in the
and butter wafts through gry, so bread pudding state.
a King County Housing is one of the things I’ll Porter has members at
Authority conference make for a team meeting food banks, as interpre-
room in Tukwila. Evok- or something.” tive specialists, at schools,
ing the feeling of autumn Porter has 14 Ameri- at an infant clothing recy-
and warm yummy good- Corps members who go cling agency, at communi-
ness, this is the aroma of out and work in housing ty centers and apartment
Pat Porter’s bread pud- authority sites all over complexes.
ding. the county. In Tukwila, She just received word
Porter, director of members are working that AmeriCorps will be
KCHA’s AmeriCorps in classrooms and after continuing with the hous-
program, has graciously school programs through ing authority for another
shared her family recipe, Communities In Schools, three years and they will
which she calls a Mid- another community or- divide the program into
west comfort food. ganization. childhood nutrition and
Born in Iowa, but half- Porter has been work- environmental steward-
Irish and half-Italian, ing with KCHA for 15 ship. They will provide
Porter said the Irish side years on the AmeriCorps the link between those
of her goes for the bread program. two programs mostly
pudding. It is a program designed with community gardens,
“It’s not for the faint to allow people from all which Porter said they
of heart as far as calories across the country to vol- will involve kids.
are concerned,” she said unteer for community “The primary function
laughing. service work in exchange of AmeriCorps is to en-
The bread pudding for a small monthly sti- hance programs,” Porter
is decadent, yet buoyed pend and eligibility for an said.
by the addition of fruit, education award to pay off This has become even
some dried, which student loans or for col- more crucial with the King County Housing Authority Director Pat Porter’s aromatic bread pudding is per-
doesn’t make it seem lege tuition and expenses. economy the way that it fect for the holiday season. TRACEY COMPTON, Tukwila Reporter
is, she said, with so many
cut backs in services. that just simply would not are teachers, nine doctors, Reach Tracey Compton at
The Weatherly Inn “So AmeriCorps mem-
bers are able to provide
In the time that she has
one a federal prosecutor,
14 architects, four volun-
com or 425-255-3484 ext.
at Lake Meridian that little extra,” Porter been working with Ame- teer coordinators, three 5052.
Premier Dementia & Alzheimer’s Community said. “And I don’t like the
word ‘extra’ because we’re
providing basic services
riCorps, Porter said that
of the graduates of her
program, more than 40
that are currently in medi-
cal school and the list goes
To comment on this story
go to www.tukwilareporter.
›› theRECIPE large bowl.
Mix in cranberries, apricots and nuts.
Pat Porter’s Bread Pudding
In a separate bowl, mix milk, eggs, egg whites,
melted butter, sugar and cinnamon until well blend-
The Weatherly Inn at Lake Meridian is a unique residence This is a great way to use up leftover bread, rolls, ed and the mixture is slightly frothy.
specially designed to help those with Alzheimer’s Disease etc., from Thanksgiving dinner. I use fat free half and
or similar dementias to live a dignified lifestyle half and one percent milk because it cuts some of the Add the milk and egg mixture to the bread and
within a supportive environment. fat from the recipe but it’s OK to use the regular if mix well…you may have to use your hands to make
The assistance you need
you prefer. The bread pudding takes close to an hour sure that it is well absorbed and the fruit and nuts
to bake and you can make it the night before and are mixed in.
bake it in the morning; but because it has dairy in it,
The independence you want
you should refrigerate it if you’re not going to bake Pour into a large buttered cooking pan, dot the top
it right away. with pieces of the half stick of butter that was not
8 cups of dried bread – sourdough, Italian or some melted and sprinkle some more raw sugar on top of
The dignity you deserve
kind of rustic bread works best (Never use plain the pudding.
white bread, it’s too soft).
1-1/2 cups of fat-free half and half (12 ounces) Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. If your pan
is deep, it may take a bit longer; if it’s shallow a bit
1 stick of butter (cut in half and melt one portion) less time will be necessary. A knife inserted in the
middle should come out clean when it is done.
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
The bread pudding will be very dense and can be
15101 SE 272 nd 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts served either warm or cold. It should feed between 8
Slice or tear bread into small pieces and place in a and 12 people.
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Ho, ho, ho breakfast
Safety tips to reduce the
Santa is coming to the Tukwila Community
Center Dec. 3 for a pancake breakfast.
Elementary-aged students will entertain
chances of home fires and for an additional fee, children can have
their photo taken with Santa. The breakfast
is 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the community
center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila. Cost is
Now that fall is officially inspected regularly. Flues/ Charcoal emits high levels of time. $5 at the door. Seating is limited.
here it is time to start con- chimneys can become of carbon monoxide. Also, For information on in-
sidering the health and clogged with creosote and use dry, well-seasoned door/outdoor burning Winter break
safety of your family when need to be cleaned peri- wood when burning. Wet as well as any burn bans No surprise, kids go on winter break. And,
using furnaces or other odically. or green wood will not which might be in ef- no surprise, the Tukwila Community Center
types of indoor heating. burn easily and will pro- fect, contact Puget Sound is once again offering Winter Break Camp,
The Kent Fire Depart- duce more smoke. Clean Air Agency: 1-800- with games, crafts and all sorts of fun. There
ment offers the following at least 3 feet away from 552-3565 or www.psclea- are three sets of dates for the camps in
basic safety tips to help re- baseboard heaters, radi- liquids to start a fire in nair.org. December, but the times are all the same,
duce the chance of a fire in ant heater, and any kind your fireplace. Also, if any of your 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. For information contact the
your home being caused of free-standing wood household appliances (in- Tukwila Community Center, 206-768-2822.
by a furnace, fireplace, or pellet stove. This in- cluding your hot water Information is also available in the city’s fall
woodstove, baseboard cludes bedding materi- ing smoke alarms in your tank and clothes dryer) recreation guide.
heater, or other home als, curtains, and cloth- home. Change the bat- is fueled by natural gas or
heating device. ing that may have moved teries and vacuum them propane, consider install-
City Council coffee chat
closer during the summer annually. Smoke alarms ing a carbon monoxide A member of the Tukwila City Council is available 10
months. have a life-expectancy of alarm. Carbon monoxide a.m.-noon Dec. 10 to talk about whatever is on your
professionally inspected approximately 10 years. If (CO) is a colorless, odor- mind about Tukwila. The chat is at Friendz Cafe, 12930
annually to ensure that it yours are older than that, less gas which is a by- East Marginal Way S.
is working properly. De- or glass doors in front of or you are not sure – re- product of burning. When
bris, birds, or rodents can your fireplace to reduce place them. it gets into the air in your
block furnace exhausts the chances of any stray home due to a malfunc- The City of Tukwila offices will be closed Thanksgiving
and ducting can become sparks or logs from escap- tioning appliance, it can Day, the day after Thanksgiving and Dec. 26, the day
clogged over time. ing. er handy. A 2A-10BC ex- cause headaches, nausea, after Christmas to observe the holiday.
tinguisher is perfect for a dizziness, and in extreme Chamber celebration
typical home. Read the in- cases, unconsciousness
The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce
and woodstoves are also a fireplace or wood stove. structions on its use ahead and death.
holiday celebration starts at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9. For
information call 206-575-1633 or visit swkcc.org.
New train station coming
A new train station is coming to Tukwila. Amtrak Cascades and ST Sounder services with dedicated FOSTER-TUKWILA
SKY CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced long-term parking, improved pedestrian and bus connec- 879 Rainier Ave N. A-100 (PS Business Park)
14401 56th Ave S
Nov. 3 that he had awarded $7.9 million for the Washing- tions and passenger amenities including platforms and Join us for Renton, WA 98057
ton Department of Transportation to construct a new sta- shelters. THANKSGIVING COMMUNION Sunday Worship Service: 10:00am
Wednesday, Nov 23, 7:30 pm
tion in Tukwila, replacing the current, temporary wooden No timeline was announced for construction of the Fall Sunday Schedule:
9:00am - Adult & Youth Empowerment studies
CE 9 am; Worship 10:30 am 425-221-1504
structure and creating enhanced intermodal and parking project. 206-243-4455 • www.ftpc.org Rev. Dr. Linda M. Smith, Pastor 537748
facilities, according to an U.S. Department of Trans- Amtrak’s Cascades Service, which operates be- 516040
portation media release. tween Eugene, Ore. to Vancouver, British Co-
The station, which serves Amtrak and Sounder, TUKWILA lumbia, is one of the railroad’s fastest growing
is at 7301 Longacres Way. routes.
LaHood has encouraged Congress to pass the NEWS Thirty-two states across the U.S. and the Dis-
transportation piece of the American Jobs Act, trict of Columbia are currently laying the founda-
which would fund badly needed projects in Wash- tion for high-speed rail corridors to link Americans
ington State and around the country, putting thousands of with faster and more energy-efficient travel options, ac-
Americans back to work. cording to the U.S. DOT.
“Station improvements like these will help to strengthen The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and
the rail system and economy in the Northwest,” LaHood annual appropriations have provided $10.1 billion to
said. “These projects will create good jobs, and continue to put America on track towards providing new and ex-
support the growth of passenger rail in the region.” panded rail access to communities and improving the
The improvements will provide enhanced access to the reliability, speed and frequency of existing service. If you are caring for a loved one,
you deserve a break.
[ DISPUTE from page 4] ang Nguyen and others struck back In response, Quy Nguyen, Le and Schedule time away for yourself,
at Quy Nguyen by targeting his mari- Thomas retaliated with acts of vio-
games and placing illegal slot ma-
juana and gambling businesses in an lence, including the murder of Hoang
we will provide them with
chines at Vietnamese restaurants in
the Rainier Valley area of South Se- effort to cause him economic harm, Nguyen. RESPITE CARE.
attle, according to court documents. according to charging papers. Hoang Quy Nguyen and Le were arrested
Hoang Nguyen worked for Quy Nguyen and others removed gam- in March 2009. Thomas was arrested Contact us for more information.
Nguyen for several years before Ho- bling machines at a Seattle cafe that in October 2009.
ang Nguyen and a few other former generated up to $10,000 to $15,000 According to charging papers, Quy 16625 First Ave. South
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that injured another gang member. forcement officials where to find the when Thomas tried to pull the trigger
In retaliation for that shooting, Ho- homes. and Thomas then fled the scene.
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Tukwila’s Holiday Giving Program is
“They are at the highest level
organized by the Tukwila Parks
of need, with the lowest level of
and Recreation Department, with
income,” he said.
the names of local children and
About 90 percent of the food
families in need who are referred
distributed to families is donated,
by a school counselor. Donations
Tice said, with donated cash pay-
of food, clothing and toys come
ing for much of the rest. The food
from the local community and
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businesses. To participate as a donor
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Throughout the year, smaller
interested in receiving help should
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vegetables and canned soup. But
such drives cannot sustain the station. and professional, friendly crews
food bank, Tice said.
The need increases during the Southcenter collecting food and toys,
holiday season, Tice said. sponsored by the Tukwila Police
Tukwila’s Holiday Giving Pro- Department
gram will help ensure that fami-
lies will have new toys and gifts
to put under the Christmas tree.
The recipients are recommended
by the city’s Human Services Department, Tukwila School District employees and the
staff from the Community Schools Collaboration.
Last year more than 200 children were helped and it’s expected the need will be greater
“These are the most needy families in Tukwila,” said Tracy Gallaway, the volunteer and
events superintendent for the city. “They don’t have a lot of places to turn.”
Besides toys, needed are blankets, gloves, mittens and warm hats in all sizes. Organizers
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