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Saturday, November 22, 2014 -- 10:25 am
West Seattle holiday scene: Eastridge Church's turkey tradition
West Seattle Blog - Those are a few of the people who served the hundreds lining up along 39th SW this morning, giving the gifts Eastridge Church offers before Thanksgiving every year – turkeys and bags of groceries for holiday meals. This year, between their West Seattle and Issaquah campuses, Eastridge planned to give out 1,500 turkeys – that's [...] Read more...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 -- 8:53 am
West Seattle whale watching: Orcas traveling past us again
West Seattle Blog - 8:53 AM: Southbound orcas were seen from the Bainbridge-Seattle ferry about half an hour ago, according to a thread on the Orca Network Facebook page. That could place them off our shores now or soon. Still blustery out there, so you'll almost certainly need binoculars (also, sounds like they're closer to the east side of [...] Read more...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 -- 6:39 am
West Seattle Saturday: Holiday open houses; donation drives; more
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by Long B. Nguyen: Luna/Anchor Park, Don Armeni, & Hamilton Viewpoint all visible) The weekend before Thanksgiving is the full-on kickoff for the holidays, and today's slate of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar won't disappoint: TURKEY GIVEAWAY: From 9 am until supplies run out, Eastridge Church is again giving away turkeys [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 11:30 pm
'Pre-Black Friday Doorbusters' - the furry kind, @ Kitty Harbor
West Seattle Blog - Less than a week until the shopping day that's become known as 'Black Friday' (shop local indies!), we have word tonight of 'Pre-Black Friday Doorbusters' … adoption 'deals' at Kitty Harbor in West Seattle this weekend: Avoid the crowds and bring home something much more special and lasting -- an adopted cat(s)! This weekend, all [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 8:57 pm
West Seattle development: New Junction apartment-building proposal, 60 units at 4528 44th SW
West Seattle Blog - Scouring the latest Department of Planning and Development data, we turned up another new apartment-building proposal for The Junction. The 1952-built 8-unit building at 4528 44th SW (map), shown above in a King County Assessor's Office photo, is proposed for replacement with what the city website describes as a 'new 60-unit apartment building, five stories [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 8:00 pm
Holiday giving: West Seattle Food Bank turkey drive Saturday
West Seattle Blog - The West Seattle Food Bank is up to 300 of the 500 turkeys it needs for the holiday season. It's just added another chance for you to help close the gap. From WSFB's Judi Yazzolino: We will be holding a last-minute Turkey Drive tomorrow at the West Seattle Food Bank, from 1 pm to 4 [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 5:46 pm
Crime Watch: SPD goes public with SeaStat trends, data, including current West Seattle burglary hotspot
West Seattle Blog - Just made public by Seattle Police – the SeaStat crime data that top brass has been reviewing regularly. Until now, as we have mentioned to SPD several times, precinct-level data hasn't been updated publicly on the department website since the April stats. Here's the citywide SeaStat slide deck presented Wednesday – and here are Southwest [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 3:04 pm
West Seattle salmon: Help Puget Soundkeeper scout, and save, Longfellow Creek coho
West Seattle Blog - (Photos by Torin Record-Sand for WSB, unless otherwise credited) Tomorrow morning, you're invited to join Puget Soundkeeper Alliance for a walk along Longfellow Creek in North Delridge, as the group continues to investigate the health of local salmon. We got a preview by joining Kathryn Davis and Michelle Piñon from Soundkeeper on Wednesday as they [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 3:04 pm
West Seattle salmon: Help Puget Soundkeeper scout, and save, Longfellow Creek salmon
West Seattle Blog - (Photos by Torin Record-Sand for WSB, unless otherwise credited) Tomorrow morning, you're invited to join Puget Soundkeeper Alliance for a walk along Longfellow Creek in North Delridge, as the group continues to investigate the health of local salmon. We got a preview by joining Kathryn Davis and Michelle Piñon from Soundkeeper on Wednesday as they [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 12:55 pm
Followup: Driver found guilty of assault for hitting bike rider in North Delridge
West Seattle Blog - More than a year after a charge was filed, there's a verdict in the case of a woman charged with assault for deliberately driving her car into a co-chair of the North Delridge Neighborhood Council. According to court files, King County Superior Court jury has found 38-year-old Erika Soerensen guilty of second-degree assault against 33-year-old [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 12:01 pm
Cassis: Welcoming the bistro on Alki as a new WSB sponsor
West Seattle Blog - Today we're welcoming one of our newest WSB sponsors, Cassis, the bistro at 2820 Alki Avenue SW. Here's what proprietor Jef Fike wants you to know: The summer crowds are gone from the beach and we're anxious to meet our new neighbors! Cassis Bistro was open for 7 years on Capitol Hill and was a [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 10:51 am
Followup: Bridge backup from hour-and-a-half tow-truck wait = Case of 'confusion'
West Seattle Blog - 10:51 AM: Remember last week's high-bridge backup, involving a lane blocked by a crash-damaged car that didn't get towed for an hour and a half? (Our screengrab from just before the tow truck arrived – note the police car toward the right) City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen has just published his tale of trying to sort [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 10:01 am
West Seattle Friday: Wine; movies; music; theater; school benefits
West Seattle Blog - (Varied thrush, photographed in Lincoln Park by Trileigh Tucker) From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight: BOOKFAIR TODAY/TONIGHT TO BENEFIT ROXHILL ELEMENTARY: As explained here earlier this week, all day, a percentage of purchases at Barnes/Noble (in store or online) will go to Roxhill Elementary if you mention it's their Bookfair day (see [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 9:04 am
Holiday giving: Turkey drive this Sunday and other ways to help White Center Food Bank (which serves part of West Seattle too)
West Seattle Blog - It's time for our seasonal reminder … did you know that West Seattle is served not only by the WS Food Bank but also by the White Center Food Bank, whose 'official' territory begins at SW Myrtle? We mention this so you can be sure to include BOTH in your holiday giving. We've been mentioning [...] Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 7:02 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Rainy Friday; weekend preview
West Seattle Blog - (WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) So far this morning, the rain is the biggest factor affecting everyone heading out for the day: If you're just waking up, we've got wet roads and some slow commutes. Give yourself extra time if you can and be safe out [...] Read more...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- 11:49 pm
2nd SW hit-and-run crash victim looking for witnesses
West Seattle Blog - Just as we were heading to the Delridge/Brandon crash scene this evening, we heard another call, a crash at 2nd SW/West Marginal Way. We weren't able to make it there, and no serious injuries were reported, but we've just learned via e-mail from one of the victims, a West Seattleite, that it was a hit-and-run: [...] Read more...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- 8:34 pm
West Seattle development: 3824 California SW finished with Design Review after 4th meeting
West Seattle Blog - (Renderings by Johnston Architects) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor The project proposed for the former Charlestown Café site at 3824 California SW went before the Southwest Design Review Board for the fourth time tonight. Board members agreed to allow it to advance out of the process, provided several conditions were met – mostly [...] Read more...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- 4:36 pm
Update: Driver hits pedestrian at Delridge/Brandon; police say victim did not survive
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo: Vehicle involved in collision, per police) 4:36 PM: Thanks to everybody who has messaged us about an emergency response at Delridge/Brandon – we're working to find out more; avoid the area for now. 4:39 PM: This is reported to be a case of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian – a ~40-year-old man, and [...] Read more...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- 3:13 pm
Early warning: More King County Wastewater Treatment work ahead, this time at two Alki sites
West Seattle Blog - Another alert from King County Wastewater Treatment, this time for work coming up in the Alki area in early December. See the alert here or scroll through it below: Read more...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- 1:43 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Sex-sting arrest in restaurant parking lot
West Seattle Blog - ORIGINAL REPORT, 1:43 PM: You might have seen/heard regional-media reports last night about a 60-year-old man described as an Everett firefighter, arrested in a Seattle sex sting. Seattle Police have just released a little more information about the case, including noting that the arrest happened in West Seattle. This afternoon's SPD Blotter report says the [...] Read more...



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