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Thursday, April 24, 2014 -- 10:39 am
West Seattle restaurants: Burger Boss cooking up a walk-up in South Delridge
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photos by Patrick Sand) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor One full year after signing the lease for the former Circle K site in South Delridge, the proprietors of Burger Boss are close to opening West Seattle's next burger joint. We talked with co-proprietor Brian Azzano at the almost-ready-to-open site (9061 Delridge Way [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 -- 9:31 am
West Seattle Thursday: Dining Out for Life; The Whale Trail; 'Hair'; more
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by Don Brubeck, shared via the WSB Flickr group) From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: DINING OUT FOR LIFE: Today/tonight brings the annual citywide restaurant/bar fundraiser Dining Out for Life benefiting Lifelong AIDS Alliance, with six West Seattle and White Center establishments participating, as previewed here earlier this month. PACIFIC ISLANDER ACCESS TO [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 -- 9:00 am
Local Girl Scouts bringing 'Girl Rising' back to The Admiral
West Seattle Blog - Six months after a screening of 'Girl Rising' at West Seattle's historic Admiral Theater, local Girl Scouts are organizing an encore showing on Tuesday, May 6th (7:30 pm) – but need to sell enough tickets in the next few days to make sure it'll happen, so they asked us to help get the word out. [...] Read more...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 -- 6:07 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates
West Seattle Blog - (Latest bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) Once again today, no major road work planned, but here's another reminder that the Admiral Way offramp from the bridge will be closed much of Saturday.) Read more...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 -- 5:30 am
High-school baseball: Shutout wins for WSHS, Sealth
West Seattle Blog - Shutouts for both West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth International High School in their varsity-baseball games on Wednesday. First, the Wildcats: Greg Slader shares the photo of Joe Mitchell, who he reports had three hits during a lopsided game against Franklin (the score is listed in The Times as 17-0): 'Everyone got a chance [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 9:42 pm
West Seattle Block Watch Captains' Network: Summer plans; incident updates; SPD's online expert
West Seattle Blog - (SPD Mounted Patrol officers photographed by Faith on Barton by Westwood/Roxhill last week) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor Roxhill Park/Westwood Village, a more-troubled area than ever lately, is getting beefed-up SPD attention, Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Steve Wilske told the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network last night. In his briefing at the [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 8:47 pm
Last call for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day signups
West Seattle Blog - One more reminder that TONIGHT is the deadline – 11:59 pm, about three hours away – to sign up a sale for the upcoming 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day! Though WSCGSD isn't until May 10th, every year, after a 3+-week sign-up period, we have to close it down in time to get [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 6:58 pm
Chess star Phiona Mutesi visits West Seattle Elementary School
West Seattle Blog - A high-profile visitor today at West Seattle Elementary School, from half a world away – Phiona Mutesi came to show the students what can happen if you work really hard at something. In her case, it's chess that's brought her into the spotlight from an impoverished neighborhood in Uganda. Students are learning it at WSES [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 4:23 pm
Update: Second round of results out for Proposition 1; county leaders say they're planning for cuts
West Seattle Blog - 4:23 PM: 'Yes' on Metro/roads-money Proposition 1 gained a bit of ground in the second round of results just released but 'no' is still leading, now by nine percentage points. Current tally: No – 224,441 votes, 54.51% Yes – 187,324 votes, 45.49% 5:22 PM: County leaders have issued a news release saying that they're now [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 4:00 pm
The WSBeat: Arrests including violent gang member, unregistered sex offender, fugitive turned burglary suspect...
West Seattle Blog - By Megan Sheppard On the WSBeat, for West Seattle Blog This edition of The WSBeat contains summaries written from reports on cases handled in recent weeks by Southwest Precinct officers – generally cases that (usually) have not already appeared here in breaking-news coverage or West Seattle Crime Watch reports, but that might at least answer [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 1:31 pm
West Seattle ferry update: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth back to three boats
West Seattle Blog - 1:31 PM: Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route is suddenly down to two boats TFN because the Sealth is out for repairs. See the two-boat schedule here. We'll update when this changes. 6:32 PM UPDATE: As of early evening, the run is back to three boats. Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 12:53 pm
New ballot measure: Property tax for Seattle-only Metro money
West Seattle Blog - Even before the second vote count comes out this afternoon for Metro/roads-money measure Proposition 1, a new ballot measure is in the works, says a group calling itself Friends of Transit, seeking a property-tax increase to be used only for bus service inside the Seattle city limits. The announcement received via e-mail: Friends of Transit [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 11:47 am
West Seattle road work: Admiral Way offramp closure Saturday
West Seattle Blog - A signboard is up for this but you might not have caught all the details, so we just checked with SDOT for details: The Admiral Way offramp from the westbound West Seattle Bridge will be closed 8 am until ~3 pm (reopening earlier if the work is done) this Saturday (April 26th). SDOT's Marybeth Turner [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 10:46 am
West Seattle Wednesday: Cable-comment meeting; opening night for 'Hair'; more
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to Lise for sharing her photo of birds in the buffet line! Before the day moves too much further along, four notes for tonight: SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT COMCAST? As noted here yesterday, the city is reviewing citizens' opinion of its service, as it prepares a potential franchise renewal. The franchise technically only involves [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 8:01 am
PHOTOS: West Seattle whale-watching - orcas back, day 3
West Seattle Blog - (Added 8:55 am: Photo by Carolyn Newman) Lots of orca-watching going on this morning, from Beach Drive to Elliott Bay, where the newest reports are from – likely the same two transient male orcas who have been visiting the area for the past several days. Photos shared via Twitter: Orca by the West Seattle Water [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 6:07 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates
West Seattle Blog - (Latest bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) 6:07 AM: Happy midweek! Our traffic watch begins. No road work today but we did spot a sign on the westbound West Seattle Bridge announcing that the Admiral Way offramp will be closed for much of Saturday (April 26th); we're checking on [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 3:01 am
West Seattle Crime Watch: Student athletes hit by car prowler(s); plus, rogue tree cutter
West Seattle Blog - During Tuesday night's West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting (full report to come), Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Steve Wilske listed Lincoln Park as one of his emphasis priorities for the summer season, particularly because of its ongoing car-prowl problem. The first of two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports includes another example of that: [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 1:13 am
High-school soccer: 2nd Chief Sealth vs. West Seattle match of the year
West Seattle Blog - Good fan turnout for Tuesday afternoon's Chief Sealth International High School-West Seattle High School soccer rematch. Sealth's Devin Offord had a cheering section (above) and scored the first of Sealth's four goals, helping the Seahawks to a final score of 4-1 over the Wildcats. Last time the two teams met, one month ago, WSHS won, [...] Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 8:13 pm
Election 2014: First results for King County Proposition 1
West Seattle Blog - 8:13 PM: Tonight's results have just been made public for Proposition 1, the Metro/roads money measure, and it's 55 percent no, 44 percent yes. More to come. 8:28 PM: This is the only vote count we'll get tonight, with another to come tomorrow. The details, from the county website: No – 200887 votes, 55.28% Yes [...] Read more...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 -- 6:12 pm
Congratulations! WSHS student artist Regine Fernandez wins regional award
West Seattle Blog - Congratulations go out to an award-winning West Seattle High School student artist, just announced by art/design teacher Michelle Sloan, who also shared the photo: West Seattle High School Student Regine Fernandez wins an Outstanding Achievement award for her Oil Pastel Drawing of 'Grandma's Girl' in the Puget Sound Regional Art competition. The drawing was of [...] Read more...



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