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Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 12:20 pm
West Seattle businesses: My Three Little Birds opens Monday
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photos by Patrick Sand) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor Morgan Junction's business district continues its mini-boom. In a little brick commercial building in south Morgan, at 6959 California SW, Monday is opening day for My Three Little Birds, offering new and 'upscale used' clothing, toys, and accessories for children. We talked this [...] Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 11:13 am
Design Review doubleheader, #2: 4505 42nd SW passes Early Design Guidance on second try
West Seattle Blog - (Option 3 from design packet for 4505 42nd SW) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor The second project seen by the Southwest Design Review Board in their 3 1/2-hour-plus Thursday night meeting was, like the first one, coming back for a second round of Early Design Guidance – that's the stage in which the [...] Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 9:43 am
High-school sports: Baseball updates, including WSHS game today
West Seattle Blog - Play ball! West Seattle High School‘s varsity-baseball team will do just that at their home field today, hosting Ingraham HS at Hiawatha after a road win against them on Wednesday: (Cameron Slader with a hit in Wednesday's game; photo by Greg Slader) The players won't have to deal with one thing that beset Wednesday's game [...] Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 9:00 am
West Seattle Friday: Three movies; two development issues; more
West Seattle Blog - (Shared via the WSB Flickr group; photo by 'old desolate') From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: EARTH MONTH BAKE SALE: Until 7 pm today (and 9-7 tomorrow), Shanti in North Admiral is raising money for Puget Soundkeeper Alliance with a bake sale. (2138 California SW) TOT TREK AT CAMP LONG: See the 'water babies' [...] Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 6:03 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; weekend traffic alerts
West Seattle Blog - (Latest bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) Finally Friday – last week of spring break for most Seattle schools – and we're looking ahead to a few weekend traffic alerts: I-5 LANE CLOSURE TONIGHT: Updated from the larger lane-closure project, which has been canceled for this weekend, one lane [...] Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 12:19 am
Update: Man stabbed in South Delridge; two attackers sought
West Seattle Blog - 12:19 AM: Police and fire are rushing to the 9200 block of 20th SW (map), where a 35-year-old man is reported to have been stabbed in the abdomen. No other information about circumstances so far. 12:36 AM: Medic conversation over the radio indicates the man has multiple stab wounds to the upper abdomen and what [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 9:23 pm
Design Review doubleheader, project #1: 3824 California SW ordered back for a third round of Early Design Guidance
West Seattle Blog - (The 'massing' options shown tonight for 3824 California SW, whose architects have to try again) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor 3824 California has never had it easy before the Southwest Design Review Board. Seven years ago, when a standalone Petco store was proposed on the site, the project died after its first two [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 8:13 pm
West Seattle scene: Double rainbow before sunset
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to everyone who's shared views of the double rainbow that appeared before sunset! We're building a gallery and adding more. For starters – this one's from Max. In some cases, the view wasn't double so much as just, big. This view looking toward Fairmount is from Maris: Next – from Debbie Bukoski: From Eric [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 6:13 pm
Townhouse-rezone endorsement and more @ Morgan Community Association's quarterly meeting
West Seattle Blog - By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor The Morgan Community Association is now officially on the record as supporting the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene‘s proposed six-townhouse plan for land it owns south of the church and its parsonage at 42nd and Juneau. The vote came at the end of last night's meeting, after [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 4:42 pm
Traffic alert: Motorcycle crash on 1st Avenue ramp to westbound bridge
West Seattle Blog - 4:42 PM: After some difficulty in sorting out the exact location, emergency crews have just arrived at the scene of a motorcycle crash on the 1st Avenue ramp to the westbound West Seattle Bridge. The rider was reported (via scanner) to be 'sitting up.' No other details but a heads-up if you are heading this [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 3:20 pm
Mid-afternoon photo break: The eagle has (almost) landed
West Seattle Blog - You love skyline-from-Duwamish-Head photos. You love bird photos. Now – thanks to Craig Howard – two in one! Couldn't wait until tomorrow's daily preview to share it, so while we work on a few more news stories, here it is. Craig was on the beach at low tide, and 'a murder of crows sent this [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 2:47 pm
Looking for more/better police/crime info online? West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network hosts SPD Web rep Tuesday
West Seattle Blog - Wish you could get more/better/faster information about crime/police activity online? Have ideas for how Seattle Police could improve/beef up what they offer online now? Come talk about it in person with Shanna Christie from the SPD Web team, next Tuesday (April 22nd) at the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network. As explained by WSBWCN leaders [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 1:12 pm
Video: Pointed questions for DPD @ Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting
West Seattle Blog - With three representatives from the city Department of Planning and Development due at last night's Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting, we thought video might be in order. The interactions, in fact, were tense at times. Land use and planning was the night's theme. Before we started rolling, attendees at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center heard from [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 11:02 am
West Seattle Crime Watch: Package theft on video; illegal dumping; car prowl...
West Seattle Blog - Four reader reports to share today, starting with a package theft caught on video: Pam says the video shows her Netflix Amazon package being lifted Wednesday afternoon near 12th and Barton – and right before the person comes fully into view, they took mail out of her mailbox. Recognize the person in the video? (Added: [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 9:58 am
The Whale Trail's hitting the road; come to the sendoff party!
West Seattle Blog - (2011 photo of orcas in Elliott Bay, by Craig Savey) The Whale Trail is hitting the road! West Seattleite Donna Sandstrom‘s vision of helping killer whales with education all along their routes is coming true with an upcoming tour – and you're invited to the local sendoff next Thursday: The endangered southern resident orca travel [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 9:31 am
West Seattle Thursday: Design Review x 2; nighttime egg hunt for teens; more!
West Seattle Blog - (Female Anna's Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin) A selection of what's up for today/tonight: TODDLER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: Still time to get to High Point Community Center for this 10 am Easter-time little-kid fave. Details in our calendar listing. (6420 34th SW) WINE AND BUNNIES: From South Seattle College (WSB sponsor): 1-5 PM at South Seattle College's [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 9:09 am
Don't wait until it's too late: Less than one week left to sign up your sale for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day
West Seattle Blog - Quick reminder, because every year we get a few post-deadline phone calls from people who JUST heard about it … Less than a week left in the registration period (which has been open for more than two weeks) for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, the biggest day of its kind in the city! This [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 6:03 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday, and what's ahead
West Seattle Blog - (Latest bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) Welcome to Thursday – we're on the home stretch, headed for a big weekend. And that goes for weekend traffic alerts, too: ALKI AVE CLOSED SATURDAY MORNING … 9 am-11 am or so for the Earth Day 5K, on the run in [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 11:22 pm
Undies with a twist: West Seattle women crowdfund for BoiBums
West Seattle Blog - 'We are excited to share our vision with like-minded women who want a comfortable alternative to girly women's underwear,' say Betsy Bruce and Dana Joy – both longtime West Seattleites – as they launch a crowdfunding campaign for their creation: Underwear called BoiBums. They're trying to raise money to manufacture 'a product for women using [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 8:09 pm
Morgan Junction Community Festival on June 21st: MoCA offers a sneak peek
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo from 2013 Morgan Junction Community Festival) We're at the Morgan Community Association‘s quarterly meeting, and have just heard updates on the MoCA-sponsored Morgan Junction Community Festival, which will be happening before MoCA's NEXT quarterly meeting. This year's festival date is Saturday, June 21st, and it will include music (likely two stages, including a [...] Read more...




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