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Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 10:10 pm
Saturday with SW Seattle Historical Society: Volunteer orientation in the a.m., WS Outdoor Movies in the p.m.
West Seattle Blog - Make it a historic Saturday: VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 11 am-1 pm tomorrow (Saturday, August 2nd) at the Log House Museum, it's the next orientation for prospective Southwest Seattle Historical Society volunteers. No, you don't have to know all about WS history to help – learn some along the way, and put a variety of skills into [...] Read more...
Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 7:24 pm
West Seattle day care's license suspended after baby's death
West Seattle Blog - By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor The state Department of Early Learning (DEL) has temporarily suspended the license of a West Seattle in-home day care after the death of a baby this week. We have been looking into this since a reader asked about a major medical response at a home in Westwood at [...] Read more...
Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 4:42 pm
Why the street trees by Fairmount Playfield are being cut down
West Seattle Blog - ‘ The trees in the planting strip along Fauntleroy Way by Fairmount Playfield have caused some trouble in recent years – we can think of at least two cases of branches falling on the sidewalk/cars, like this one last September. Still, some were concerned to see that all but a few have been removed this [...] Read more...
Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 3:25 pm
If you notice someone taking pictures in your neighborhood ...
West Seattle Blog - … it MIGHT be the real-estate site Zillow. We got a note from Michael in Gatewood this afternoon, saying someone suspicious was taking photos of houses along his street. A neighbor, he told us, asked the person what they were doing; they said they were with Zillow. After we tried contacting the company via Twitter [...] Read more...
Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 2:38 pm
Video: Blue Angels' Friday practice for Seafair airshows
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to Doug B. for the video of the Blue Angels‘ takeoff from Boeing Field this afternoon. Their practice performance – in advance of this weekend's Seafair airshows – is over as of just before 2:30 pm. That means Sea-Tac Airport jet routing is back to normal, too. If you were outdoors during the practice, [...] Read more...
Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 12:57 pm
ArtsWest announces Mathew Wright as its new artistic director
West Seattle Blog - Just announced by ArtsWest: A new artistic director, Mathew Wright (AW-provided photo at right). According to the news release – which you can read in full here – 'Mathew is familiar to ArtsWest's audiences as both the Director of ‘Little Women' and the Music Director of ‘HAIR,' two of the most loved and successful shows [...] Read more...
Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 11:20 am
From the 'yes, they're working on it' file: 35th SW kickoff date
West Seattle Blog - One more note from last night's meeting about SW Roxbury – a stack of cards casually announced the launch date for the other major 'road-safety corridor project' in the works: 35th SW. You have almost three months' warning for this one – 6:30 pm October 22nd at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center. Meantime, browse the [...] Read more...
Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 9:49 am
West Seattle Friday: Music, Shakespeare, books, produce, more ... and Seafair!
West Seattle Blog - Denise Bradshaw shared that sunrise photo, as seen earlier this week from Seacrest, where the sun was right behind Seattle's tallest building. Now, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, what's up for the rest of the day/night: SEAFAIR NOTES: The ships that sailed by on Wednesday are open for tours again today – see [...] Read more...
Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 6:16 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates & big summer weekend
West Seattle Blog - (WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) Happy Friday! We're keeping watch on the commute as usual. It's Seafair Friday, with the Blue Angels‘ practice show leading to an I-90 closure 12:15-2:40 pm (same times both days this weekend). Lots of other events around the city through Sunday, and [...] Read more...
Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 5:04 am
Reader report: Launch day for the 'Candy Unicorn Mini Mart'
West Seattle Blog - The latest tale of West Seattle kids' summer creativity is courtesy of Meighan. When she e-mailed to let us know about this, we were in the middle of covering breaking news – but we suggested perhaps a wrap-up report could be made available later. She obliged: Who doesn't like a tall glass of lemonade on [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 7:32 pm
Rechannelization proposed for 1 mile of SW Roxbury, and other safety-improvement proposals unveiled at 1st of 2 meetings
West Seattle Blog - By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor Rechannelization (aka a 'road diet') for the mile of SW Roxbury between 17th and 35th SW (map) is a big part of what SDOT is proposing to do, to fix what it acknowledges are 'horrible' conditions for everyone from drivers to pedestrians: Other proposals and plans for the [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 7:21 pm
Video: Mega-crowd for Caspar Babypants' 'Summer Concerts at Hiawatha' show
West Seattle Blog - 7:21 PM: If you're not already among the hundreds of people on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center – there's still time to get there for the Caspar Babypants concert that's happening tonight in the second Summer Concerts at Hiawatha show, until about 8 pm. Thanks to Jason Grotelueschen for the photo – we'll [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 4:01 pm
Video: Police investigating house fire in 7300 block of 16th SW as arson; 1 person hurt
West Seattle Blog - (UPDATED mid-evening with video of SFD briefing, aftermath photo, SPD infolink) (WSB photos by Patrick Sand) 4:01 PM: Firefighters are just arriving at a home in the 7300 block of 16th SW (map), and say they are seeing flames. They're blocking 16th at the fire scene. More to come. 4:09 PM: Though it's not confirmed [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 3:59 pm
WestSide Baby gets an assist from Seattle Sounders, including diaper drive at August 10th game
West Seattle Blog - It was Sounders FC mania this afternoon at WestSide Baby‘s headquarters – even Jaxton, son of a WS Baby volunteer, was in the spirit. And here's why: Sounders FC midfielders Aaron Long and Aaron Kovar were there to record a public-service announcement about the need for diapers – which will be highlighted in a diaper [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 3:37 pm
Memorial on Saturday for Betty Lee Marks Broughton, 1929-2014
West Seattle Blog - A memorial service is planned this Saturday morning (August 2nd) for longtime West Seattleite Betty Broughton, who died Monday at age 85. Her family shares this remembrance: Betty Lee Marks Broughton was born on February 18, 1929 in Missoula, Montana to Cleve and Ora Marks. Her early childhood was spent on a 10,000-acre working family [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 1:32 pm
Followup: What's planned for 2141 California, and what's sought
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo, July 13th) Ever since the closure of Admiralty House Antiques one year ago, the fate and future of 2141 California SW has been a subject of much interest. Two weeks ago, the 1920s-built brick building came out from under wraps after months of remodeling/renovation. And that's brought in more questions about what's going [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 11:44 am
Blue Angels over West Seattle during Seafair airshow practice
West Seattle Blog - Even if you haven't seen them, you've probably heard them over the past two hours – today is the day the Blue Angels have two rounds of practice for the upcoming Seafair airshow. Kory Love at Alki Lumber shares the photo of the lumberyard's flag and a Blue Angel flyby. We also received this link [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 10:58 am
West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen car; stolen motorcycle
West Seattle Blog - Please be on the lookout for these two stolen vehicles reported by WSB readers, and call 911 if you see either: STOLEN CAR: From Thad, '… my 91 Blue Honda Civic 4-Door was stolen last night between 10 pm and 5 am from around 34th and Trenton st. It has been reported to SPD.' STOLEN [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 9:58 am
West Seattle Thursday: Caspar Babypants at Hiawatha; SW Roxbury Safety Project; Duwamish kayaking; more
West Seattle Blog - Another beautiful crescent-moon dusk last night – this time, the photo is courtesy of JayDee. Our calendar highlights include several ways you can enjoy what's forecast as another perfect evening tonight: DINNER WITH ‘ELVIS': Acclaimed Elvis Presley tribute performer Bret Wiggins headlines a benefit dinner tonight at the Senior Center of West Seattle – happy [...] Read more...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- 9:17 am
South Delridge raingarden project: 'Walk and talk' on August 12th
West Seattle Blog - West Seattle's next roadside-raingarden project, officially dubbed the Delridge Natural Drainage System, is in the 'early design' process. Next chance for neighbors to get updates and ask questions has just been announced – a 'project-design walk-and-talk' event on Tuesday, August 12th, starting at the corner of 17th and Elmgrove (map) at 6 pm. The updates, [...] Read more...



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