B-Town (Burien) Blog


LETTER: Irreplaceable Japanese trees stolen from Seike Family Garden

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, submitted by a verified resident. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of The B-Town Blog, nor its staff:]. One of the greatest treasures of the Highline area is the Seike Family Garden at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden. 60 plus years ago, in a gesture of sublime grace, the Seike family, who ran the Des Moines Way Nursery, created a beautiful Japanese garden. The nursery owners were the surviving two of three brothers. The oldest two had fought for the US in World War II, while the youngest, their parents, and their sisters, had spent the war in an internment camp. The family’s property, which became the site of the nursery, was recovered at the end of the war. Unfortunately their middle son, Toll, did not survive the war. e died in France during one of the War’s most horrific battles. The Seike’s Japanese Garden was a tribute to Toll, but also a sign of forgiveness and love after all the family had been through.

Troopers seeking witnesses to road rage injury hit & run collision on I-5

Detectives from the Washington State Patrol are seeking witnesses to a road rage injury hit & run collision that happened on Thursday morning, Aug. 11, 2022. Troopers say that at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications received 9-1-1 calls reporting a one-vehicle pedestrian collision on northbound I-5 just south of Albro (map below).