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Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 8:41 pm
Congratulations! 4 West Seattle soccer teams win City Tournament championships
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to the proud parents who have sent word that all four of the West Seattle teams who played today in the Seattle Youth Soccer Association City Tournament championships won their games! Congratulations to: (Donuts: Max, Aidan, Owen, Kai, Zachary, Cooper, Colby, Rohan, Nate, JP, Marco, Xander, Noah, Graham, Milo) *U12 boys West Seattle Donuts [...] Read more...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 7:58 pm
Traffic alert: Crash on southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct
West Seattle Blog - If you're heading this way from downtown or points north – note that there's a backup on the southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct from just before the stadium zone, because of a one-vehicle crash. Kim reported it via Twitter: @westseattleblog @seattledot car into guardrail at top curve near Yesler. Right lane blocked S 99. pic.twitter.com/lndXuu9mbw — [...] Read more...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 7:36 pm
Happening now: Santa photos at Menashe Family Christmas Lights
West Seattle Blog - Bright lights, bright smiles! A bit blustery tonight, but still a big turnout for photos with 'Santa Al' at West Seattle's biggest and brightest holiday display, the Menashe Family Christmas Lights (5605 Beach Drive SW). He's scheduled to be there until 10 pm; bring your camera and a non-perishable food donation for the West Seattle [...] Read more...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 7:02 pm
Happening now: Cocoa Cris Cringle at Easy Street Records
West Seattle Blog - Want to kick this year's Santa photos up a notch in the fun department? Cocoa Cris Cringle is making his annual holiday appearance at Easy Street Records in The Junction (California/Alaska) until at least 8 pm, and he has props, hats, scarves, including some of what you see this group wearing (even the lucha libre [...] Read more...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 6:52 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Car, mail, decoration thefts; plus, the case of the bottle-throwing booze thieves
West Seattle Blog - Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight, plus a store-theft report from the public SPD files involving a bottle stolen and a bottle thrown: Sophia reports a car stolen from the 5100 block of SW Stevens, 2001 silver Honda Civic, license plate 000-ZXD. Mail theft last night from William on Pigeon Point: I [...] Read more...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 3:08 pm
West Seattle Elementary's Girls On The Run achievers & mentors
West Seattle Blog - Catching up with more local school-related news: Ten students from West Seattle Elementary School were among the participants at the citywide Girls On The Run 5K earlier this month. The photo shared with us also includes teachers, parents, and community volunteers who serve as running buddies, including accompanying their assigned 'buddy' in the 5K after [...] Read more...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 12:20 pm
When do more fish = fewer fish? Author Dylan Tomine tells the steelhead saga at West Seattle's Emerald Water Anglers
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by Dave McCoy) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor This week, the state closed the Nooksack River to fishing. The explanation for the closure mirrored words of warning spoken here in West Seattle days earlier – many miles from the river, but close to many hearts. The warning, and a call to action, [...] Read more...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 9:04 am
West Seattle Saturday: Santa, Santa, Santa! And more...
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by alextutu1821 via Flickr, Menashe Family Lights, where ‘Santa Al' visits tonight – see below) Happy Saturday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide, some of the highlights ahead for today/tonight, featuring more than a few Santa sightings (last weekend for photo ops!): SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS: Thanks to Jason for the tip [...] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 7:33 pm
Holiday giving: What Nucor and its employees gave the West Seattle Food Bank this holiday season
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photos by Patrick Sand) Today was one of the happiest days of the holiday season at the West Seattle Food Bank – the day that visitors from Nucor bring food and money donated by the steel mill and its employees. The food, for example, totaled more than a ton, unloaded with volunteer help as [...] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 7:31 pm
Traffic alert: Crash on southbound 99, north of the bridge
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to everyone who's been telling us about this one – a crash is blocking the right lane of southbound 99 before the exit to the westbound West Seattle Bridge. The most recent update suggests traffic is backed up to the stadiums, so if you have to head toward West Seattle, you might consider an [...] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 4:39 pm
West Seattle holidays: Shop local! Special hours as Christmas nears
West Seattle Blog - Holiday-shopping procrastinator? (We are.) More than a few of your independent local West Seattle businesses are offering extra/special hours in these last few days before Christmas. Here's what we've heard from stores so far – mostly sponsors, but we're happy to share news from any local indie store with extra hours/etc. until Christmas – e-mail [...] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 3:34 pm
Haggen acquiring some Safeway and Albertsons stores, but none in West Seattle
West Seattle Blog - You might recall that the Albertsons/Safeway deal was expected to result in some stores being shed. Today, the Haggen chain announced it would pick up more than 100 Albertsons and Safeway stores in the West, expanding its holdings from 18 stores to 164. We asked Haggen for the full list, to see if any are [...] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 2:58 pm
Followup: Longfellow footbridge closed TFN post-crash
West Seattle Blog - As promised, we went back to check on the footbridge over Longfellow Creek at SW Yancy in North Delridge (map), damaged when a driver went through the dead end, onto the bridge, through its railing, and into the creek early this morning (WSB coverage here). The 'closed' sign was posted by Seattle Parks, which has [...] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 12:46 pm
Fauntleroy Boulevard update: Design at 60%, with 'changes to meet specific business-access needs'
West Seattle Blog - SDOT announced today that the ‘Fauntleroy Boulevard' project proposed for Fauntleroy Way between 35th and Alaska is at 60 percent design, but still isn't scheduled for construction until and unless funding is found, so there's no chance work would start any sooner than fall 2016. Here's the official update: The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) [...] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 12:06 pm
West Seattle holiday help: Gifts from Holy Rosary students
West Seattle Blog - Still plenty of time for you to add those in need to your holiday-gift list, as did students at Holy Rosary School. We were there on Thursday as they presented their donations at the altar of Holy Rosary Church, where students held signs showing the donations' destinations: That was a prelude to deliveries to be [...] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 11:16 am
Official News Release regarding popular Beach Drive seawall project
Beach Drive Blog - Hot off the press from the Seattle Division of US Army Corp of Engineers: SEATTLE – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has partnered with the Seattle Parks and Recreation to design and implement a coastal storm damage reduction project under Section 103 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962, as amended. […] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 10:51 am
West Seattle Friday: Hanukkah celebrations; Charlie Brown; FRED; Bobcat Bob; 'Blue Holiday service; more...
West Seattle Blog - You probably recognize that as the opening sequence from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' which happens to be our favorite holiday-related show of all time. Yes, we know, it was on TV earlier this month, and you can find it online any time – but tonight, you can watch it in the company of friends in [...] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 9:44 am
Comment time for $2.3 million seawall replacement along Beach Drive
West Seattle Blog - That 475-foot stretch of seawall at Emma Schmitz Overlook along Beach Drive is set for replacement in the next few years – but the city and federal agencies working on it are looking for public comment right now. Beach Drive Blog has been following the plans for the project, and this morning, the official news [...] Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 6:30 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Fall's final Friday
West Seattle Blog - (WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) It's the final Friday of fall – with winter officially arriving at 3:03 pm Sunday. It's also the last day of school before a two-week break; Seattle Public Schools students get out one hour early today. Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 2:18 am
Pickup truck crashes through footbridge, into Longfellow Creek
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photos by Tracy Record) 2:18 AM: Police have been on both sides of Longfellow Creek at SW Yancy for about an hour now, after a pickup truck went through the wooden railing at the dead end on the west side, right by the West Seattle Health Club parking lot. Two people were in the [...] Read more...



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