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Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 11:07 pm
Girls Who Code has room for more this summer - but Friday's the deadline
West Seattle Blog - We got a note today from the West Coast regional director of the nonprofit Girls Who Code, looking for more 10th- and 11th-grade girls to apply for a free summer-immersion program. The catch – the deadline is tomorrow (Friday), so hurry! Due to exponential growth, Girls Who Code is welcoming additional applicants for its 2015 [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 8:02 pm
Safety alert circulated to Madison parents: Student 'grabbed,' harassed
West Seattle Blog - Madison Middle School sent a robo-call safety alert to families tonight. We hadn't heard about the incident that triggered it until several parents asked about it; so far as we've heard, the alert was only sent via robocall, and not via e-mail, but one parent forwarded the audio file and we've transcribed it below. The [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 5:09 pm
UPDATE: Seattle Lutheran boys win 1st game at state, play Lummi Nation tomorrow
West Seattle Blog - Just in from Spokane – Seattle Lutheran won its 1B boys-basketball state quarterfinal game, 58-36 over Cusick. Their next game will be at 7:15 tomorrow versus the winner of tonight's next game, Entiat vs. Lummi Nation. 10:35 PM UPDATE: Lummi won that game, so that's who the Saints will play Friday night. The other semifinal [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 3:06 pm
Seen off West Seattle: USS Ranger under tow to scrapyard
West Seattle Blog - (Added 4 pm: Texted photo – thanks!) Like the Constellation last year, the mothballed aircraft carrier USS Ranger is now under tow from Bremerton to a Texas scrapyard. MarineTraffic.com shows it off south Bainbridge with tugboats including the 155-foot oceangoing tug Lindsey Foss; it should be visible from north West Seattle. Here are details from [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 2:02 pm
PHOTOS: West Seattle High School girls lose 1st game in state tournament at Tacoma Dome; play again Friday morning
West Seattle Blog - (EVENING UPDATE: Photos added) WSHS cheering section at the Tacoma Dome pic.twitter.com/LkHRk0gnmM — West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) March 5, 2015 2:02 PM: The game has just begun, in the 3A girls' basketball state-championship quarterfinals at the Tacoma Dome – West Seattle High School Wildcats vs. Lynnwood Royals. You can watch a live webcast on Sound [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 1:57 pm
2015 Election: 10th candidate for District 1 City Council, just announced - Pavel Goberman
West Seattle Blog - 1:57 PM: An 10th name has turned up on the city website as a candidate for the new District 1 (West Seattle/South Park) City Council seat – Pavel Goberman. Though his website, getenergized.com, describes him as a 'Portland fitness guru,' and he has run for offices in Oregon in the past, the Seattle candidacy declaration [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 1:15 pm
Chief Sealth IHS gets ready for first-ever Global Issues Network conference
West Seattle Blog - This is also a big day at Chief Sealth International High School, with an all-school assembly as part of Global Issues Week, which culminates in the first Washington Global Issues Network Conference on campus the next two days. As explained in the announcement we published last week, this will bring hundreds of students and teachers [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 11:20 am
'Let's go, ladies!' Pep-assembly sendoff as West Seattle High School girls head to state basketball tournament
West Seattle Blog - They're on the road now, and in less than three hours, the Metro League champion West Seattle High School girls' basketball team will be on the court at the Tacoma Dome, one of eight teams vying for the state 3A championship. They boarded their bus after a loud-and-proud pep-assembly sendoff in the school gym about [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 9:45 am
West Seattle Thursday: Otto the otter update! Plus Design Review, theater x 2, adventurer Erden EruÁ, much more...
West Seattle Blog - Before the calendar highlights for today/tonight – an Otto update! David Hutchinson shares that new photo of the Duwamish Head-frequenting otter, with this update: Otto the river otter is continuing to entertain folks walking along the Alki Trail past Duwamish Head. He's visited his favorite spot 7 of the last 9 days, usually hanging out [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 9:00 am
Elliott Bay sea trials ahead for Washington State Ferries' M/V Tacoma
West Seattle Blog - (WSDOT photo from Wednesday as Tacoma's tow got under way from Bainbridge Island) If you saw that big state ferry under tow in Elliott Bay toward downtown on Wednesday – it was the M/V Tacoma, and you'll see a lot more of it from here over the next three weeks, even before it goes back [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 7:15 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates/alerts
West Seattle Blog - (Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) Heading into the heart of the commute – no major glitches, just the usual slow spots. TIME CHANGE ALERT: With the weekend in view, it's time to start talking about what's ahead. Saturday night/Sunday morning at 2 am, it'll become 3 am – time to [...] Read more...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- 2:42 am
Here's what happened at the West Seattle edition of Seattle Public Schools' low-tech 'tech town hall'
West Seattle Blog - By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor Sticky notes – paper sticky notes – were the most tangible product of the last of five Seattle Public Schools 'tech town halls.' It wasn't meant to be ironic, though SPS technology has long been less than cutting edge. Evidence of that was famously on display at the [...] Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 11:11 pm
West Seattle biznote: What else is going into Oregon 42
West Seattle Blog - (Photo courtesy Beehive Salon) Another of The Junction's new storefronts has a tenant. Just this morning, Laurie e-mailed to say it looked as if another space in Oregon 42 at 42nd/Oregon, next to Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor), had been leased. Then tonight, we received e-mail from Annie of Beehive Salon, which she describes as [...] Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 9:54 pm
VIDEO: Time-lapse view of tunnel machine moving into repair pit
West Seattle Blog - Following up on this morning's news that the Highway 99 tunnel machine had made it as far into the repair pit alongside the Alaskan Way Viaduct as it needed to go, WSDOT has released the 1:14 time-lapse video embedded above. According to this morning's update, taking its cutterhead apart to be lifted out for repairs [...] Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 7:13 pm
VIDEO: Seattle Lutheran sendoff as boys' basketball team heads to state tournament
West Seattle Blog - As the school day came to an end at Seattle Lutheran, students gathered in the gym to wish the boys' basketball team good luck at the state tournament, which starts tomorrow in Spokane. Then it was time for team pictures out in the sunshine: The commemorative T-shirts list the team members, and head coach Brett [...] Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 5:05 pm
Followup: Fire Station 29 now set up in interim North Admiral site
West Seattle Blog - As of today, interim Fire Station 29 is officially up and running in those temporary structures on the city-owned right-of-way triangle at Ferry/44th/Hill, across from Admiral Congregational Church and down the street from permanent Station 29. As first reported here in January, this wasn't in the original plan for where Station 29 would go while [...] Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 2:44 pm
What constitutes 'frequent transit,' when it's time to decide how much parking a development needs or doesn't need?
West Seattle Blog - By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor Back in December, we reported that the city was planning to rewrite its rule about what kind of transit availability is required before development projects to be built without parking. That was part of the fallout from a ruling by the city Hearing Examiner on a West Seattle [...] Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 12:39 pm
Crime Watch: Safety alert after student approached; car prowl
West Seattle Blog - Two Crime Watch notes this afternoon: STUDENT APPROACHED: This happened in South Park, but the student attends Pathfinder K-8 in West Seattle, and the alert is being circulated among parents in both communities, so we were asked to share it: My 14 year old daughter was approached by a man on Trenton Street while she [...] Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 11:14 am
Heads up if you walk, run, and/or ride to/from Alki Beach: Repair work ahead at 53rd Avenue Pump Station
West Seattle Blog - Sidewalk detours and a bus-stop move are ahead next week with repair work at the 53rd Avenue Pump Station on Alki Beach. We just received the official notice from the county Wastewater Treatment Division – you can scroll through it above (or read it here, as a PDF). The county expects work to start next [...] Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 10:44 am
Five ways to spend part of your West Seattle Wednesday night
West Seattle Blog - From the WSB Flickr pool (thanks!), Patrick O'Brien‘s sunset photo captures not just the colors and the water, but also a neighborhood … one of the million reasons to love living here. So now we look ahead to what's happening (besides, maybe, another beautiful sunset) tonight – highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: [...] Read more...



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