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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 -- 1:27 pm
West Seattle scene: Why people are lined up outside Easy Street Records
West Seattle Blog - The line outside Easy Street Records in The Junction right now – wrapping around the building and up the alley – isn't in advance of a Black Friday deal. But it DOES involve the day after Thanksgiving. At 3 pm, as explained on the Easy Street website, tickets go on sale for a just-announced performance [...] Read more...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 -- 11:07 am
West Seattle traffic alert: Crash at 35th/Barton
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to Cami for the photo of this crash at 35th/Barton. Looks so far like no serious injuries, but with pre-holiday shopping traffic and Westwood Village just a few blocks easy, we're making note. Eastbound Barton is closed at the scene, according to what we've heard via the scanner. 11:48 AM UPDATE: Just went over [...] Read more...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 -- 10:22 am
West Seattle holiday giving: How these preschoolers helped, and how you can too
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to Tauna Evans, pre-K teacher at Holy Rosary Preschool, for sharing the photo to let us all know about her students' lesson in giving: 'We have just completed our 3rd annual ‘Help the Hungry' food drive. All donations were delivered to the Holy Rosary St. Vincent de Paul Society. The food will be distributed [...] Read more...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 -- 6:07 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch; holiday info
West Seattle Blog - (WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) Happy day before Thanksgiving! We start with another reminder about holiday transit schedules: *Metro will be on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day and a 'reduced weekday/no UW' schedule on Friday. *The Water Taxi does NOT run on Thursday *or* Friday. [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 11:39 pm
One more day to get in on WSHS Music's fruit fundraiser
West Seattle Blog - Music Boosters supporting the West Seattle High School music department sent word of this – tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day to get in on it – and note that if you don't need all that fruit, you can still help the students while donating your donation to feed those in need! The WSHS Music [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 10:06 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports: Package thieves; car prowler(s); abandoned bicycle
West Seattle Blog - Three West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports tonight: PACKAGE THIEVES, AGAIN: From Jan: We have found several empty delivery boxes on our parking strips in our North Admiral neighborhood. Clearly, someone is following the UPS trucks today. Please remind readers to have packages delivered to an address where someone will be available to receive: business, [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 4:28 pm
Second meeting set for Highland Park Opportunity Fund project
West Seattle Blog - Mark your calendar before checking out for the holiday – if you're interested in the Highland Park Opportunity Fund project, improving the play area at, and access into, the park at 1100 SW Cloverdale – next community meeting is set for January 13, 2015, at Highland Park Elementary School from 6:30 - 7:45 pm. Above [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 1:48 pm
Video: WSHS students join walkout in Ferguson aftermath
West Seattle Blog - 1:48 PM: Via both SPD and a campus source, we're told some West Seattle High School students have joined the walkout to show opposition to the Ferguson, Missouri, grand-jury decision. Some other schools in the city including Garfield and Roosevelt had hundreds walk out. 2:20 PM: We just missed the walkout but got some reader [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 12:33 pm
West Seattle Thanksgiving 2014: Serving up holiday info
West Seattle Blog - Just in case you are wondering: *Where you can work out before stuffing (yourself) *Where you can find a free holiday meal *Which West Seattle grocery stores are open on Thanksgiving and when *Which West Seattle restaurants/coffee shops are open on Thanksgiving and when That's all in the Thanksgiving section atop the WSB West Seattle [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 11:35 am
Followup: 47th/Admiral traffic-signal project goes out for bid
West Seattle Blog - Though the city had said as recently as September that work would start on the 47th/Admiral traffic signal this fall, it won't be any sooner than winter, since the project is only just now out to bid. The solicitation on the city website and in public notices says bids are due December 10th, which is [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 10:30 am
West Seattle Tuesday: T-Day minus two; here's what to do
West Seattle Blog - (Golden-crowned kinglet, photographed by Trileigh Tucker) A few notes for the rest of today: ONLY A DRILL: The King County Sheriff's Office confirms this tactical drill is still on for today despite the murky weather. So just FYI, you might notice some helicopter/maritime traffic passing here en route to Des Moines. ARTS/CRAFTS AND BAKE SALE: [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 9:09 am
West Seattle schools: Personalize Pathfinder's playground
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by Holli Margell) Glass art as a holiday gift? That's one way to support the playground project that Pathfinder K-8 has embarked on. Organizers explain: 'Having been awarded significant grants from both the City and County, we are working to raise $50,000 in cash from our school families and broader community. We have a [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 6:35 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; Battery St. Tunnel reopens after crash closure
West Seattle Blog - (WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) 6:35 AM: We start with a problem affecting Northbound 99 – a crash has closed the northbound side of the Battery Street Tunnel. 6:55 AM: Still closed, no ETA announced for reopening. Seattle Fire was not dispatched to the crash, which [...] Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 1:36 am
Update: Man shot in arm in Arbor Heights, taken to hospital
West Seattle Blog - 1:36 AM: Police and fire are rushing to the 3700 block of SW 106th (map) in Arbor Heights for a report of a man with a gunshot wound to his arm. It's not known yet if it was accidental. 1:59 AM: The patient, a man said to be around 30, has been taken to Harborview [...] Read more...
Monday, November 24, 2014 -- 11:56 pm
West Seattle giving: 8-year-old Joseph's one-day food drive
West Seattle Blog - The spirit of giving can start young. These pictures show what 8-year-old Joseph Meats, a third grader at Our Lady of Guadalupe, did this past weekend. His mom Christi Meats explains, 'He wanted to do something nice for Thanksgiving and the up and coming holidays so he decided to go door to door and ask [...] Read more...
Monday, November 24, 2014 -- 6:58 pm
No indictment in Ferguson: Tonight's aftermath in Seattle
West Seattle Blog - 6:58 PM: Here's what's happening in Seattle right now, after the announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, tonight that a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown: Seattle protesters are walking in the street, chanting "No justice, no peace." #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/ULEUW19FVc — Paige Cornwell (@pgcornwell) November 25, 2014 [...] Read more...
Monday, November 24, 2014 -- 6:43 pm
Car hits tree on Sylvan Way; driver unhurt
West Seattle Blog - If you've driven Sylvan Way east of High Point this evening, you might have noticed the car crumpled into a tree on the south side of the street. Looks bad, but police told us at the scene that the driver was not hurt. Read more...
Monday, November 24, 2014 -- 5:36 pm
West Seattle holidays: Menashe Family Lights start Sunday
West Seattle Blog - We also checked tonight on the Menashe Family Christmas Lights, the brightest lights in West Seattle year after year, and found the crew working hard on the display even as night fell and rain moved back in. Josh Menashe tells us that this Sunday will be the first official night of this year's display, starting [...] Read more...
Monday, November 24, 2014 -- 5:10 pm
Holiday countdown: West Seattle Lights/Helmstetler Family Christmas Spectacular starts on Thanksgiving night
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photos by Patrick Sand) Blustery weather or not, the show must go on, so Jim Winder was back up on the roof today at 3908 SW Charlestown, home of his friends the Helmstetler Family, who have hosted his music-synched dancing-lights Christmas Spectacular since 2009. When the show debuts on Thursday night, you'll hear new [...] Read more...
Monday, November 24, 2014 -- 3:41 pm
Update: Missing 13-year-old Ella Blalock found
West Seattle Blog - Haven't heard any other details yet but according to new comments on our weekend story as well as social-media reports, 13-year-old Ella Blalock has been found safe. She is from Pierce County but the search for her focused extensively on West Seattle over the weekend, as it was reported that she was with a boy [...] Read more...



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